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Title: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 12, 2010, 08:28:47 PM
Hi everyone! So, for everyone who prefers the Telepath universe to Hell Quest, I've brought back the formerly-dead Nation of Hubras RP (http://sinisterdesign.freepowerboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1775) from the Old Forums!
Backstory
Quote from: the random one
This story will take place on, you guessed it: the continent of Cera Bella. It centers on the nation of Hubras (Hubras is located in the north, between the area of Somnus and the Great Forest), ruled completely by Psy (can you see where this is going?) The Psy minority wedged its way into the political system of Hubras by "subtle persuasion" (mind control) of the people. The political system is utterly corrupt, with ministers and officials changing laws to their advantage. Psys are now the upperclass and can tell any non-psy what to do. The non-psys are obviously a bit angry about this. A few insurgencies came up. They were crushed, and the Psys (let's call them the Nationalist League) tightened the grip on non-psys. A few patrols of Detectors (basically people who can read minds easily) were put on to the street to weed out anyone who thought badly the government. This did not stop the rebels; their number grew larger every day. The government passed law after law, limiting the freedoms of non-psys in an attempt to put them in their place, but that did the exact opposite. The unrest is almost to the point of being a civil war by now. Aristocrats' houses are attacked and robbed, the government orders countless executions, and mobs become more and more violent.
NoHR takes place a century or so after TSoG, although technology hasn't advanced that much.  The Shadowlings are in anarchy because 'the officials in the government got killed in a quite explosive event.'

Factions:
The Nationalist League is the ruling party of Hubras.  Pretty much all of the Psys in Hubras are part of it.  It 'produces loads of propaganda to stay popular among the Psys and to attempt to keep the non-Psys quiet.'  They control most of the army of Hubras.  Some patrol the neighbourhoods to watch for suspicious people.
The Mechanics are a mercenary group who are mostly based in the Great Forest, east of Hubras.  Some frequently venture into the city to sell their goods to either the Psys or the rebels, while others remain in the forests.  They are highly-paranoid of the Psy government.
The Rebels are a group of citizens, some Psys, some not, valiantly battling the government of Psys in Hubras.

As for the rules, they're the same as your average RP: no character control, no invulnerability, no invincibility, and so on, and so on.
For simplicity's sake I'll use the same sign-up sheet as before.
Name: (obvious)
Race: (Human, Spriggat, Gelf, Scorpion, etc.)
Class: (Swordsman, Psy Fighter, Shadowling Guardian, etc.)
Affinity: (if non-Psy, pick the one that best describes your personality)
Faction: (see above)
Bio: (description of your character)
Skills: (special skills- keep it realistic)

I'm not sure how this will relate to the other one- does it take place before it, after it, or shall we just say the old one never happened since it got abandoned?

Character Profiles
Bromtaghon
Name: Osrie Anaca
Race: Human
Class: Crossbowman
Affinity: Shadow
Faction: The Mechanics
Bio: Osrie was born in Hubras and always liked stealing things as a child.  One day he was caught, but he managed to escape his captors and fled to the Great Forest.  There he was taken in by the Mechanics, who taught him how to fire a crossbow.  Eventually, he began manufacturing and gained an aptitude to building golem parts.  He dislikes the rebels for stirring up the city and making it harder to smuggle goods in, but he also dislikes the Psys for taking over the city.
Skills: Good with crossbows, can assemble/disassemble golems easily.
Attacks: Melee, Crossbow

Name: Reese
Race: Human
Class: Psy Fighter
Affinity: Shadow
Faction: Rebels
Bio: Reese was a former Ravinalian priest who liked to gamble. Eventually he lost all his money and was forced to flee north to Hubras to escape his debts.  When the Psys took over, he refused to join them and helped the rebels instead.  There he met Caitlin and Kayle.  The three were soon annoyed by the Rebels' inefficient methods and fled northwest to the Dragith Sea in hopes of summoning the legendary Mortiferous.  He mastered techniques such as Shadow Blast and Dark Vortex, and can manipulate small Dark Shields.  For some reason, he hates the topic of Shadowlings.
Attacks: Mind Blast, Shadow Blast, Dark Vortex, Dark Shield

Name: Caitlin
Race: Human
Class: Psy Assassin
Affinity: Shadow
Faction: Rebels
Bio: Caitlin was a former student at the Psy Academy.  However, after she was caught stealing a book from the bookstore, she was expelled.  She headed northwest to Hubras, originally to join the Psys in destroying the rebels, but after saving a wounded Rebel she learned the atrocities the Psys had commited.  She joined the Rebels where she met Reese and Kayle.  The three were soon annoyed by the Rebels' inefficient methods and fled northwest to the Dragith Sea in hopes of summoning the legendary Mortiferous.  In battle, she sneaks behind enemy lines and shadowblasts them, using Feedback to restore her health when wounded.
Attacks: Mind Blast, Shadow Blast, Feedback

Name: Kayle
Race: Human
Class: Bowman/Psy Healer
Affinity: Shadow
Faction: Rebels
Bio: Very little is known about Kayle.  He joined the rebels almost immediately after the Psy took over.  He eventually met Caitlin and Reese during a mission. The three were soon annoyed by the Rebels' inefficient methods and fled northwest to the Dragith Sea in hopes of summoning the legendary Mortiferous.  Kayle uses a bow and often enchants the arrows with shadow, but he prefers to act as the group's Psy Healer, healing Caitlin and Reese whenever they need it.
Attacks: Bow, Mind Shield, Long Shield, Big Shield
Steelfist
NAME:Seth Korsan
RACE:Human
CLASS:Psy warrior
AFFINITY:Shadow
FACTION:Nationalist league
SKILLS: Purely a warrior, only slightly skilled in the arts of healing. Needless to say, his health attack and defence are exeptionally high. A medium mind controller.
DESCRIPTION/INTRO:Incredibly talented psy, he had just passed his black cape exam with flying colours, when he recieved the news... His loving father, the minister of trade, had been murdered by the rebels. He swore to find his murderers and rend them limb from limb. He would make them fear the name of Korsan...With this in mind, he left the psy academy with a small band of fellow black capes, seeking money (The Nationalist League pays it's troops well) or adventure, or simply going along out of friendship, each with a different affinity, and set off... for Hubras.
Orbs: Violet Orb (increases PsP)
Duskling
NAME: Mako Ker
RACE: Spriggat
CLASS: Frost Spriggat
AFFINITY: Ice
FACTION: For Hire (Read Intro)

SKILLS: Some leadership experience, but mostly anti-social; uses ice attacks such as ice shards to quickly dispatch targets.

BIO: A Spriggat assassin who likes to deal with threats quickly, get his money, and disappear. When he was growing up, he lived in eastern Cera Bella where his parents were killed by Rebels in a fierce confrontation between Rebels and Nationalists, and he was left alone to journey the world as a self-appointed Spriggat assassin. While taking contracts, he secretly anticipates any Rebel targets to get revenge for his parents.

POWERS: Slight Ice Manipulation, Ice Production, Frost Breath, Cryo Blast, Recover, and Mind Blast.
mikew781
Name: Mike
Race: Human
Class: Assasin
Affinity: Cold
Faction: Nationalist League
Bio: One of chief assassins of the ruling class, Mike despises the government for their cruelty and corruption, but serves them for saftey and money. He has few friends, who he is very loyal to. He is, in his mind, very honorable, in the fact that he honors any agreement he has made. His years of service to the government, killing any political opponents through a combination of assassination and Cyro powers, has made him as cold as the ice he wields.
Skills: Cyro Blast, Cyro Cross, Stab, Mega Stab, and knife
Zackirus
Name: Zack Arcon
Race: Human
Class: Psy Fighter
Affinity: Light
Faction: None (Explained Later)

Bio: A Charismatic, Sarcastic, Smart Alec (in humours situations) who was NOT born in Cera Bella. What happened was that he was on a boat when it crashed and amazingly he survived and his body floated to the northwest tip and is currently (this is where I want to start the story) about to wake up on the beach wondering where he is. He was trained as a Psy before he floated to Cera Bella and he is the son of a rich merchant. He also has a crossbow if he needs to use it
Description: Blue Eyes, Platinum Blond Hair,

Skills: Mind Blast, Light Blast, Crossbow, Mind Shield

Name: Annabeth Krath
Race: Human
Class: Psy Fighter
Affinity: Cryo
Faction: Nationalist


Bio: A preppy, serious, selfish girl was born to a rich family. She thinks she is more important than anybody else but uses this to hide her loneliness. She went to Psy Academy and graduated around 1 year ago. She was simply shopping when she was kidnapped by General Detore’s men as she looked like a rich girl in her white dress.
Description: Pink Eyes, Pink Hair

Skills: Mind Blast, Cryo Blast, Feedback, Mind Shield

OOC: Yes, she has pink hair and eyes (it is not dyed)

rainen
Name: Rainen
Race: Human
Class: Psy
Affinity: fire
Faction: unknown
Bio: Rainen is a mysterious human of unknown origins.  He appeared one day on an island in the middle of Lake Alto with nothing more then clothing and a blood red sword.
Skills:  can manipulate fire to a degree that it burns so hot that it is blue.  He is also able to heal himself far more rapidly then normal.
Orbs: Yellow Orb (increases Focus rate)
Ersatz Man
Name: Criss
Race: Scorpion (he is the creation of an experiment that tried to give people the instincs of wild animals.)
Class: Desert Scorpion
Affinity: Fire (he grew up in the desert)
Faction: Mechanics
Bio: Criss was once an ordanary human being without psy powers. Now, due to an experiment set up by the Nationalist League, his mind was transfered into the mind of a scorpion. He can still think like any human being but he can't talk due to the scorpion's thick throat. Also, his Scorpion instincs play into his life occasionialy. Such as when he is trying to keep someone away, he instinctivly rears his tail up and hisses. Also, when he sees a rat, he just can't help eating it. Anyway, after the horrible experiment, the Nationalist League threw Criss out into the desert so he'd never bother them again. After a couple of days in the desert, he found himself being captured by the mechanics as part of their new military idea 'Animal Troop.' Anyway, Criss now finds himself in a cave being burned with a red hot poker by a mechanic dressed up as a Nationalist League member. He is bound to the ground by tethers so he can't harm the Mechanics member.

Skills: Well, he can survive for quite a long time without water. He can sting people. And, well, you get it.
namelesskitty
Name: Les
Race: Psy
Faction: Rebellion
Affinity: Fire
Stats: Rather High health, Moderate attack, and amazing speed.
BIO: More than a little bit skilled in healing, and a moderately accomplished pyromancer, not greatly skilled in mind control.
Other: somewhat young and aspiring and sometimes headstrong recently joined the rebellion and is now mid ranking.
NPCs
The term 'NPC' is somewhat ironically wrong, since, in fact, anyone can use and control these characters.

Name: Psy Hermit [as of now, unnamed]
Race: Human
Class: Psy Warrior
Affinity: Light
Faction: None
Description: A Psy Hermit living in Sibelius' Grove, west of the Great Forest.  He is said to know a lot about the legends of the orbs and owns a magical, sentient teddy bear.

Name: Teddy Bear [as of now, unnamed]
Race: ...teddy bear...
Class: Unknown
Affinity: Unknown
Faction: Belongs to the Psy Hermit
Description: A sentient Teddy Bear owned by the Psy Hermit.  He can be rather sarcastic and impatient, and his catchphrase is "I'm a teddy bear, not a ____ (whatever someone is complaining about needing.)

The Story So Far
Seth (Steelfist), a Black Cape, reaches the capital and joins the Nationalist League.  He is assigned to finding a minor Rebel leader and heads to a village to do so.  Zack Arcon (Zackirus), a Tratenite, arrives at the same village.  Meanwhile, Mako Ker (Duskling) is hired by the Rebels to kill three rebels: Caitlin, Kayle and Reese (Brom.)  When he arrives, they have begun summoning Mortiferous, the Lesser Serpent; however it is not at the full extent of its power.  Mako then carries out his mission, killing Reese and kidnapping Caitlin, but Kayle escapes to south of the capital.  Realizing he needs more power, he hires Osrie (Brom), a Mechanic, to find the Violet Orb. 
Zack, realizing he was in Cera Bella (a mortal enemy of Traten), follows Kayle.  Meanwhile, a mysterious human named Rainen (rainen) throws a special shield around Reese, and he awakens, alive, in a cave by the Sea of Dragith.  Rainen then follows Caitlin and saves her from a group of Nationalists.  Meanwhile, Osrie finds the Violet Orb with the help of a mysterious Psy Hermit and his Teddy Bear (NPCs) and returns it to Kayle, although they were observed by Seth.  Kayle heads to the cave by the Sea of Dragith, followed by Seth, and is met by Caitlin and the weakened Reese, however, Mako has caught up with them again and attacks.  Having spared Zack's life, Zack then 'thanks' him by knocking Reese out, but eventually Kayle and Caitlind defeat Mako.  They tie him up and interrogate him.
Mako soon escapes and Zack falls out of a tree, knocking himself unconscious.  While questioning him, Caitlin realizes he's from Traten, but soon Seth arrives, knocks them out, steals the orb, and leaves with Zack following him.  Zack, Seth and Mako meet up near a clearing and Seth discusses the orbs.  His research gave him only one lead in his search for them, which happens to be Rainen.  Rainen, meanwhile, Contacts them and tells them to follow him.
Caitlin, Reese and Kayle discover that the orb has been stolen.  Caitlin reveals that she took Zack's crossbow, and, thinking he stole the orb, destroys it.  They soon decide they can't stay for long in the cave, and make plans to make a hideout in Lake Alto, but wait to see what Zack, Seth and Mako do, afraid of being attacked again.  Meanwhile, Rainen travels to the Psy Academy, where he stays for about a year.  Later, he recieves a message from a creature. Haunted by what he saw. Rainen uses his powers and jumps back in time so that he can do something about this creature.
A giant inhuman thing attacks the beach, killing Seth and nearly killing Mako (who escapes.)  Seth comes back to life as a spirit, seeking revenge.  Zack, meanwhile, is captured by people who have mistaken his identity; but he decides not to tell the truth in case they kill him for being a Tratenite.  Eventually they discover they have mistaken his identity but he is kept in captivity, where he meets Annabeth Krath (Zackirus).  She escapes using cryokinesis, but sets off an alarm.  Zack and Annabeth defeat the guards and manage to escape.  Zack and Annabeth then meet up with Rainen who is found in a coma.
Rainen wakes up and learns that Zack is from Traten, but not being of this world, he decides to help him as Zack's only goal is to get back home. The three join together and set off for Lake Alto where Annabeth's cottage is located. Later, Zack tries to buy a new crossbow, but accidentally reveals he is from Traten, the Nationalists then issue a bounty and hire Mike (Mikew871) to capture him. General Detore soon realizes the prisoners have escaped sends a letter to Mako Ker requesting him to capture Annabeth and Zack.  Meanwhile, Kayle attempts necromancy using Soul Charges in the Deeper Downs and manages to awaken Cerzak, Caitlin wipes his memory to prevent him from turning. 
Zack, Annabeth and Rainen reach Annabeth's house.  Rainen goes to meditate while Annabeth introduces Zack to her parents.  Rainen is then attacked by shadow creatures.  Nearby, in a cave by Lake Alto, Mike and Mako meet each other and decide to team up to kill Zack and Annabeth.   Seth floats to a cavern beneath the Psy Academy searching for orbs.

I've now begun work on various maps!
Maps
World Map
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2097/mapld.png)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 13, 2010, 01:22:50 PM
Bump.  If nobody wants to play this as an RP, I can make it an RTD.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 18, 2010, 12:53:59 PM
NAME:Seth Korsan
RACE:Human
CLASS:Psy warrior
AFFINITY:Shadow
FACTION:Nationalist league

SKILLS: Purely a warrior, only slightly skilled in the arts of healing. Needless to say, his health attack and defence are exeptionally high. A medium mind controller.

DESCRIPTION/INTRO:Incredibly talented psy, he had just passed his black cape exam with flying colours, when he recieved the news... His loving father, the minister of trade, had been murdered by the rebels. He swore to find his murderers and rend them limb from limb. He would make them fear the name of Korsan...With this in mind, he left the psy academy with a small band of fellow black capes, seeking money (The Nationalist League pays it's troops well) or adventure, or simply going along out of friendship, each with a different affinity, and set off... for Hubras.

Do we start from the beginning?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 18, 2010, 10:03:49 PM
As in, pre-the random one's Nation of Hubras? Sounds good for me.

This is déja vu from the first one.  No one really joined until, like, page three.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 19, 2010, 06:28:45 AM
Should we start anyway? Or wait for others to join (if they ever do)? Nobody started to interact with each other's character until quite far in anyway, in the old one.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 19, 2010, 08:42:02 PM
Feel free to start! In the old one, no one joined until the story had started, anyways.  I'm still writing my character's story.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 20, 2010, 01:33:27 PM
NAME: Mako Ker
RACE: Spriggat
CLASS: Frost Spriggat
AFFINITY: Ice
FACTION: For Hire (Read Intro)

SKILLS: Some leadership experience, but mostly anti-social; uses ice attacks such as ice shards to quickly dispatch targets.

BIO: A Spriggat assassin who likes to deal with threats quickly, get his money, and disappear. When he was growing up, he lived in eastern Cera Bella where his parents were killed by Rebels in a fierce confrontation between Rebels and Nationalists, and he was left alone to journey the world as a self-appointed Spriggat assassin. While taking contracts, he secretly anticipates any Rebel targets to get revenge for his parents.

POWERS: Slight Ice Manipulation, Ice Production, Frost Breath, Cryo Blast, Recover, and Mind Blast.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on June 20, 2010, 02:50:19 PM
Name: Mike
Race: Human
Class: Assasin
Affinity: Cold
Faction: Nationalist League
Bio: One of chief assassins of the ruling class, Mike despises the government for their cruelty and corruption, but serves them for saftey and money. He has few friends, who he is very loyal to. He is, in his mind, very honorable, in the fact that he honors any agreement he has made. His years of service to the government, killing any political opponents through a combination of assassination and Cyro powers, has made him as cold as the ice he wields.
Skills: Cyro Blast, Cyro Cross, Stab, Mega Stab, and knife (I can remove some if thats too much)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 20, 2010, 03:53:54 PM
I'm not sure about Cryo Cross considering he's an assassin- not that it's overpowered, it's just that it's not exactly subtle and sneaky.

IC:
Osrie glanced behind him for any passerbyes, then, content that no one had seen him, entered the grove.  He quickly abandoned the path and began weaving in and out of the trees.  Eventually, he met the path again at an intersection.  He looked around again, paranoid, then climbed over a large log, around a rock, and into a small clearing in the grove.  In the center of the clearing was a row of tiles.  Osrie looked around once more, then stepped forward onto the tiles.  Immediately, they slid apart, and he fell forward into an unlit tunnel below...

OOC:
Yay! Cliffhanger!  I was bored, so I made a picture of the above scene.
Grove
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4593/abandonedoutpostoutside.png)

If you look VERY carefully you can see some distortion in the upper-right corner where I edited out the Hero and a tiny bit of the GUI.  I also combined the images for a Mechanic Swordsman and Crossbowman; in case you're really stupid or really sleepy, that's Osrie.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 21, 2010, 09:09:46 AM
Seth, after many long weeks, arrives at the capital, and enlists with the Nationalist league. Black capes are in much demand, and he is admitted immediately. The local general briefs him in the political situation, and states that there is no need to test his abilities, as they believe the Psy Academy’s are reliable. “But,” The general continues, “we are not certain of your tactical ability. I understand you have the Sight? That is too rare for us to waste, but we aren’t sure if we can trust you with a team. Fortunately, you brought a team of your own along. All you need to do now is pass a small assignment, to prove yourself. If you succeed, we shall accept you as a team leader. If you fail, you will simply be assigned to another team.”
“And the assignment?” Seth spoke for the first time throughout the meeting; the general had barely stopped talking long enough to breath.
“Simple. You have to track down a small fry rebel leader. We would prefer it if you brought him back alive and relatively unharmed. We would understand, of course, if this is not possible. Do try to prevent the enemy destroying any information they may have inside the base, of course; the more the better. Now, move along – I have other people to see!”

Leaving the building, Seth heads to the northwest, contacting his team as he does so. We have an assignment. Our target is a small village to the north-west. Meet me at the north gate. We leave immediately.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 21, 2010, 02:34:22 PM
Name: Zack Arcon
Race: Human
Class: Psy Fighter
Affinity: Light
Faction: None (Explained Later)

Bio: A Charismatic, Sarcastic, Smart Alec (in humours situations) who was NOT born in Cera Bella. What happened was that he was on a boat when it crashed and amazingly he survived and his body floated to the northwest tip and is currently (this is where I want to start the story) about to wake up on the beach wondering where he is. He was trained as a Psy before he floated to Cera Bella and he is the son of a rich merchant. He also has a crossbow if he needs to use it
Description: Blue Eyes, Platinum Blond Hair,

Skills: Mind Blast, Light Blast, Crossbow, Mind Shield

Can you also tell me if this is good enough so I can start this RP.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 21, 2010, 07:40:58 PM
It's certainly interesting as CraigStern's never told us what's beyond Cera Bella, but it's a nice twist.  Also, aleck has a K at the end of it, I think.  Also, what's platinum blond?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 22, 2010, 08:15:55 AM
Zackirus, that should be fine. Even if it isn't, playing the RP for a while should smooth out any rough edges.

Is anyone else posting a chapter?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 08:27:42 AM
With a muffled thump, Osrie fell onto a pile of dirty rugs, breaking his brief fall.  He got to his feet and glanced upwards at the trapdoor, which had closed.  He smiled and looked around.  Osrie stood in a small room, bare of any furniture save the pile of rugs Osrie had landed on.  Though it looked empty, Osrie knew it had once been a Mechanic outpost.  Eventually they had abandoned it when a Psy had stumbled upon it by chance, and Osrie had claimed it as his own home.  He glanced to his right, where a small tunnel led into the darkness, and in front of him, where a tapestry was hung in front of the northern wall.

Osrie approached the tapestry, then reached behind it and pushed on the wall.  The 'wall', in reality a pair of secret doors, were pushed open, and Osrie walked into a small passageway behind them.  This room was even smaller than the previous one, with barely enough room for Osrie to stand.  In front of him sat a chest which took up most of the space.  Osrie knelt down and opened the chest.  He withdrew a few items from it, stuffed them in a sack, then closed the chest and returned to the main room.

Osrie entered the dark tunnel, carrying the sack behind him.  Soon, he was surrounded by complete darkness, though he knew he stood in a maze of poorly constructed traps and old barrels.  Having memorized the path, he made quick progress and eventually reached a set of stairs.  At the top was another trapdoor, which he pushed open.  Osrie climbed out, then closed the trapdoor and covered it with a pile of leaves.  Heaving the sack over his back, he followed the path west towards the nation of Hubras...

Osrie's House
(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/1808/abandonedoutpostinside.png) (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/abandonedoutpostinside.png/)
The floor looks really ugly since I forgot to make it a solo battle and thus had to edit out all of the teammates.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 22, 2010, 11:44:23 AM
"Ughhhh," Zack mumbled regaining conscious, “my head”.

Zack lifted his head and open his eyes. He was on some sort of beach. There was a gentle sound of the ocean behind him. Zack tried to get up but he didn’t have the strength, his body was aching all over. He looked up and saw that the ruminants of the boat and the plank that he drifted on were scattered around him. He lay there for around 2 minutes before he left he had the energy to get up. His clothes were soaked and his crossbow was nowhere to be seen. “Whe...where am I?” Zack asked himself. He looked at shore and noticed it went on for miles. A nice grove of trees where he could sleep in peace was just beyond the shore around 500 meters down. But wait he thought before venturing to the grove, what happens if there are muggers. I have nothing valuable with me. Zack walked to the grove and took of all his clothes and set them out to dry. There was a small pool of water, enough for Zack for take a dip in. After his bath he went out onto the beach and gathered up materials that have survived; a water bottle, a slightly wet backpack, some berries that were growing in the grove, and a cool black stone he found on the shore. Knowing he would have to survive here for a while he started a small fire and sat in the grove eating some of the berries. He put on his clothes after they were dry and fell asleep.

His dreams were plagued by a nightmare, but Zack was too weak to remember anything.  

The Next day he grabbed a long stick and headed the opposite direction of the shore, assuming there was a town close by...  
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 11:54:26 AM
Osrie circled around Hubras, then entered the city from the western gate.  There were no guards and a section of the wall had burned down.  He sighed, then headed for the tavern.  One of the rebels had agreed to meet him there for-
Suddenly, Osrie felt a presence entered his mind.  He quickly began to think as a normal citizen would.  Stupid rebels! With all this smoke from their revolts, I can hardly see anything! Where's the market, I'm hungry... Osrie veered slightly off-course, now heading for the marketplace- on the opposite side of Hubras than the tavern.  He kept up his innocent citizen demeanor, which involved making up a story about chickens, until the Psy had gone away.  Osrie turned back towards the tavern, hoping he wouldn't encounter any more Psys on the way.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 22, 2010, 12:47:07 PM
Seth crouched behind the crest of a hill, viewing the distant village with the sunrise framed behind it, with his team; Arles - A male pyrokinetics expert. Acts as a support unit for Sern, the ‘tank’. Skilled and strong, Arles is a formidable opponent. Sern - A male Light expert. The tank unit; not as strong as Seth, but he can deal out and receive vast amounts of damage. Garlus - the Cyro expert. Not strong, but more skilled than all but Seth. A Psy assassin, he is deadly in close quarters and long range alike. He is skilled in obfuscation, and as such is a more or less fixture in the team, and is also the second in command. (Little introduction for the team) The view, however, was marred by the barricades surrounding the village, evidence that the turmoil of the civil war reached everywhere. “Okay,” He said, “No mental contact from here on in, unless it’s an emergency. We don’t know how many psys are inside, and how good they are at intercepting. Go in fast, but be careful, and capture one so I can find out where the leader is. Oh, and stop anyone destroying the paperwork. Understood?”
The team murmured that they did.
“Move out” The last words were barely more than a whisper; Seth never saw any need to shout when he gave orders.

They crept toward the village, hiding when possible. Less than thirty metres from the village there was no more cover available. Seth cursed and sprinted toward the village, his team close behind. He shouted “Arles, Garlus! Remove that barricade!”
“With pleasure” Arles grinned and focused, raining fire down on the barricade as Garlus helped by driving wedges of ice into the structure, and by the time they reached it the section of barricade that they had concentrated on was little more than a pile of rubble and ash. They vaulted over and searched the houses until they came to one that was occupied. “Remember, I need one alive.” Seth reminded them. Seth used telekinesis to literally smash his way through the wall. He mindblasted one and shouted “Got one alive! Do what you like with the rest!” Before laying about him with shadow-blasts.

After finishing up with the fight, Seth knelt beside the, now conscious, survivor. “Where is the leader?” He asked bluntly. The poor guy wasn’t even a psy.
“I will never bet–“
Seth sighed, and broke into his mind, quickly finding the information he wanted. “Okay. Leader’s in the tavern. Move.”
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 22, 2010, 01:32:42 PM
Zack walked over hill after around 4 hours of walking. It appeared to be some sort of small town. I could learn where I am if I talk to the locals here. I might also be able to find a place to sleep and eat here. Zack descended the hill and came to halt. He sensed a high usage of Psy energy within the area. It almost seemed like there was attack on the town. It seemed weird though but thirst and fatigue compelled him to walk towards continue towards the tavern. The tavern though was quite easy to find as it was near the side of the town that he entered.

He walked in and noticed there weren’t too many people in there and as soon as he sat down two people whispered to each other and left hastily. “Hey Bartender could I have a glass of wine?” asked Zack almost parched from not drinking in a couple hours. “Sure buddy” the bartender replied taking a glass to one of the huge barrels in the back of the tavern. When the bartender returned he looked Zack up and down “Hey you look new around here....” the bartender stated. “Ohh, well... ummm...” Zack paused thinking about his answer carefully before saying it “Well, I am just passing through the town and I wanted a place to sat for the night. “Well it costs around 3 gold per night and around 3 silver for that glass of wine” the bartender responded almost by memory. “Thank you, I’ll let you know if I want to say for the night” Zack smiled and handed the bartender some of the change he found on the beach. He walked over to one of the corners with his glass and drank it carefully, it wasn’t the wine he had grown up to like but it was passable. Zack sat down and leaned his chair against the wall. He didn’t know what he was going to do next and he still didn't know where he was. If he were to ask anybody of where he was they would probably look at him strangely and might even send him to their leader to be questioned. He stuttered at the thought of being captured and maybe even tortured.   
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 22, 2010, 02:35:25 PM
Seth walked boldly toward the tavern. They had searched most of the buildings in the village, and those they hadn't searched they had scanned. Now all he needed to do was take the tavern, but he had decided to try a subtler approach. He had left the town, leaving his team to continue to raise hell and keep the town’s attention focused on them, and entered it from another gate. He hadn't even been scanned, probably because the inexperienced guards weren't expecting an attacker to bother going through the gate, when there was a gaping hole in the barricade. He opened the tavern door and walked in nonchalantly. There was no outcry. Evidently the sentries didn’t consider him a threat. The plan was, he would identify the leader, contact the team, capture the leader and hold of the enemy until the team arrived, which they would likely do within two minutes (It’s a small town, after all). He seated himself next to a weary looking man, with blue eyes, and blond hair. Seth’s eyes roamed around the room, seeking anything that would give away who the leader was. Eventually, he resorted to scanning people’s minds. He first tried the man next to him, but his mind was strongly shielded; he was confident he could overwhelm the barriers, but that would attract unwanted attention. Next he tried the bartender. The boss wants a barrel of ale for him and his men. I’m starting to run low, and the new load still hasn’t arrived! The man hefted a cask of ale and carried it into the next room. This looked promising. He got up and walked to the bar. Confident no-one was watching him, he nonetheless affected their senses to make him, not invisible, as that took too much energy, considering the fight he was about to start, but unremarkable, as if he was simply part of the background. It wasn’t hard; all the people in the bar was drunk, to greater or lesser degrees, and alcohol tends to make the senses easy to fool. He slipped into the next room. At the far end of the room and richly dressed man and two other, serious appearing, men, nursed their drinks. All three had strongly shielded minds. He waited for the bartender to leave, then felled them with a quick succession of mind-blasts. He dragged the three of them into a shadowy corner, where they could not be seen, and contacted his team. Team! NOW! If anyone intercepted it, it would not likely give him away, and his team knew what to do. He sat on the pile of unconscious bodies in the corner, invisible in the shadows, and waited.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 02:40:40 PM
OOC: Is this the same tavern I'm heading to?
IC:
Osrie reached the tavern, glanced behind him for any Psys, then entered the room.  He bought a glass of wine from the bartender, but only to act normal (for, after all, who would go to a bar and not drink anything?) Osrie sat down at a table close to the door, with his back to a wall.  He silently wondered where his client was.  He looked around, but nobody appeared to have noticed him.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 22, 2010, 02:43:58 PM
I don't think so. Aren't you in a city?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 02:44:19 PM
I'm in Hubras, I assume Seth's not?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 22, 2010, 02:45:12 PM
Hubras is a country. We're all in Hubras.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 02:47:05 PM
Good point, I got confused about that.  I'm in some unnamed city right now.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 22, 2010, 02:49:22 PM
Yup. We need to name the capital (I think there is only one city, but you restarted the RP, so you decide).
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 02:57:15 PM
Well, we could be really unoriginal and call it... Hubras City.  :D  For now I'll just call it the capital.  I think the capital will probably be the only major city in the Hubras region but there are minor villages and towns... I'm going to make a map of Hubras.  For now I'll be in some unnamed, minor town, closer to the Great Forest.

Next chapter: Three members of a mysterious cult attempt to raise Mortiferous, Sea Serpent of Death...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 22, 2010, 02:59:45 PM
Oh, not again! Didn't we do this last time?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 03:06:14 PM
Are you referring to
a) Naming the capital
b) Making a map
c) Involving Pelineous?

Because this creature thing will be much less overpowered.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 22, 2010, 03:35:39 PM
OCC: Wait, are we all affected my chapters in one way or another

It was uneventful drink until a man walked in and sat beside him. Zack looked up a stranger sitting next to him. He appeared to be looking for someone and he felt that this man was a Psy. Although, he had nothing against him, Zack shielded his mind barely enough so that if he were scanning then his thoughts wouldn’t be seen. He did feel a slight jerk in his head when his mind was being scanned but he thought it was just a head pain. After around 5 minutes the man beside him got up and left. Zack was becoming sleepier by the second and all he wanted was a nice place to sleep. He saw the bartender go into some sort of side room and patiently waited for his return. Although he was tried (and minimally drunk) he was able to see the man that was beside him go into the same side room. Zack could have cared less at the moment as once the bartender came back out he asked “Bartender may I have a room for the night.” “Why you most certainly may” chirped the bartender handing him a key and in return getting 3 gold. Zack trudged his way up the stairs and on the way up he noticed a dark looking figure near the door. He dismissed the person because they were acting normal but the thought twitched in his mind for a second that he could be dangerous. He went up to the upper part of the tavern and noticed there were only a few rooms and it looked dark and dirty, his room has at the end of the hallway and it looked as though it had not been slept in years. He unlocked the doot with some difficulty and collapsed onto the bed falling asleep as soon as his face hit the pillow 

Zack had a nightmare that night and yet again he didn’t remember what happened in the morning...

When he woke up he looked outside from a small window and noticed the sun was just rising. Strangely he felt fresh and full of energy although he felt although something was bothering him but he couldn’t figure out what it was...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 05:27:23 PM
OOC: I don't understand your OCC, whatever an OCC is.  I wonder what Psys are doing north of Lake Alto?
Also: you're still somewhere on the northern tip of Cera Bella, aren't you? You're not in the same village as Steel...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 22, 2010, 05:42:47 PM
OOC: I don't understand your OCC, whatever an OCC is.  I wonder what Psys are doing north of Lake Alto?
Also: you're still somewhere on the northern tip of Cera Bella, aren't you? You're not in the same village as Steel...

What I meant was that will different events that happen in one person's storyline affect another person's storyline

also: WE'RE all in the same village
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 05:52:50 PM
No.
I'm in some minor town near a grove west of the Great Forest, Steel is in some village but he hasn't quite placed its location in relation to the capital.  I thought you were on the northern tip of Lake Alto, but I suppose if you moved quickly you could make it to either Steel's village, in which case I have no problem with your story, or my village, in which case it's kind of coincidental.
Still working on the map.

Also: yes, we're all in the same world (Cera Bella) but not in the same towns/villages, so not everything that happens will affect others.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 22, 2010, 06:09:47 PM
He seated himself next to a weary looking man, with blue eyes, and blond hair.

I think Steelfist is saying that I am in the same town as he is (because we both are in the northwest area of Cera Bella). It doesn't matter though
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 06:12:00 PM
Alright- you can be in the same town as Steel.  Still writing the next chapter.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 22, 2010, 06:17:56 PM
Mako just got back from his most recent hit, a young man by the name of Zerm Pac, a Nationalist journalist, when he already had a new request in the mail.

Strange, I'm not known enough to get this many hits, thought Mako, Or am I failing in my job? Referring to himself gaining more fame by the week.

He unwrapped the letter, careful not to leave fingerprints, and read the name. It was the name of Ken Barth, a Nationalist party memeber.

I've been getting more and more hits like these, Mako thought, Someone wants them wiped out? Eh, doesn't matter to me so long as I get my money.

...

After a travel to the Nation of Hubras, Mako, in disguise, came to an informant who told him where to find this party member. After taking the information, Mako quickly silenced the informant via an ice shard to the throat.

...

As it is, Ken was a shop owner with a wife and two children, both boys.

Upon realizing what he is about to do to Barth's boys, Mako quickly reminded himself, Your parents were kiled when you were 5, so these two should have no problem recupirating.

He came up to the shopkeep's counter and asked, "May I have a new kitchen knife? My old one broke."

"Of course, sir," answered Barth,  "Let me get it for you."

"Please do," replied Mako.

As the shopkeeper walked towards the knife shelves, Mako noticed that it was a fairly rickety shelf, and took advantage. He kicked the shelf, making it fall apart, and causing knives to fall everywhere, including Ken Barth's head.

"I'd prefer not to shop in a place where it is so dangerous to even get a knife from a shelf," Mako said to Barth's corpse.

Outside the store waited a strange man with a package.

As he caught sight of Mako, he asked "Excuse me, could you deliver this to Mr. Barth?"

"Of course," Mako answered, "I'll give it to him as soon as I see him."

The package was labled "To Ken Barth," but had no return adress or a specific adress to be delivered to. Mako understood perfectly, and walked away, opening the package to find 50,000 gold, the reward for his job well done....




P.S. What's an OOC?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on June 22, 2010, 06:32:51 PM
Name: Rainen
Race: Human
Class: Psy
Affinity: fire
Faction: unknown
Bio: Rainen is a mysterious human of unknown origins.  He appeared one day on an island in the middle of Lake Alto with nothing more then clothing and a blood red sword.
Spoiler
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu316/killasx/raynenv2.jpg)
heres a basic drawing of my character.  Ignore the blue sword.  The red one is the sword that Rainen carries with him.  Also ignore the sparkles, they aren't apart of this story either.
Skills:  can manipulate fire to a degree that it burns so hot that it is blue.  He is also able to heal himself far more rapidly then normal.
side note: Those of you who know me already know how i write but for those that don't know me,  I write using the character from my story.  Now granted I limit his powers and everything so that it fits into the world of Cera Bella(for some reason we're not fighting all powerful gods bent on destroying the universe in this game :P ) but still some things that don't make sense are just me tying my story into this one.

and now for the beginning of my story.

"I will never forgive Mystic for sending me here... The shifting always messes with me..."  Rainen stood up and took his sword into his hand.  and patted his shirt off.  He began walking and reached the shore of the island.

sorry its so short this time.  Feeling uninspired right now.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 22, 2010, 06:53:34 PM
Zack gave up on trying to remember what was bothering him and open his door. The air was still musty as before but it felt as though someone had been moving through this area recently. Zack creped down stairs trying to avoid waking up any people still sleeping in their rooms and came to the same bar area as before. The bar tender was polishing glasses behind the counter and looked up at Zack’s approach. “Well their sonny, how was your sleep?” The bartender asked as he finished cleaning the mugs. “It was great, for a five star place like this.” Zack laughed saying it with a touch of sarcasm. “By the way,” Zack continued “do you know where one might find a map.” Trying to make it sound as though he did know where he was. “Well....” the Bartender pondered scratching his chin “here is a shop just around the corner that sells supplies, I’m sure they have a map their...”.

“Thank You” responded Zack as he pick up his things and headed towards the door. He pushed it open and took a deep breath, he would finally know where he was. He walked around (following the bartenders directions) the corner and entered in a small shop that had some bags in the front of it. As the door opened a little bell run and a small ran came running towards the door. ‘Oh, hello sir; welcome the travellers den.” He smiled. “I am looking for a map of this region” Uttered Zack, trying to sound tried. “Well sir I have a fine map right here...” replied the man holding out a small piece of parchment. Zack grabbed the parchment and looked it over. Its title was Cera Bella. Great..... Now I am nowhere near Traten (home country). “How much...” Zack asked still looking the map over. “Around 1 silver” the store man said. “6 bronze”, “1 silver”, “7 bronze “8 bronze and that’s it!” shouted the store manager. Zack handed him the money and quickly put the parchment in a waterproof container that had survived the boat wreckage.

He walked out of the store and continued down the alley. About half-way the alley expanded into a street. It stretched on a bit further until Zack noticed a destroyed home, looking out of place in the street. Zack walked over to it and saw that there were many burn marks and water and ice all over the structure. This must be what I felt yesterday, although why would Psys do such a thing.... Zack thought. He stopped for a second and looked at the Map. It showed many towns and landmarks throughout the region. After looking at the map for around 2 minutes he decided that going to a Lake called Lake Alto would be his best choice.......
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 07:39:32 PM
OOC stands for Out of Character.  It's used to denote Author Notes (AN), random pictures, or questions about why Duskling changed his avatar AGAIN.

OOC: How come Zack suddenly remembers that he was from Traten? Didn't he not remember anything?
IC:
"What if it doesn't work, Reese?"
The former Ravinalian priest sighed.  "Caitlin, it will work.  The summoning ritual is simple."
Caitlin, a Shadow-kinetic Psy Assassin, sighed.  "I mean, what if he won't listen and attacks us instead?"
"Then what does it matter? Unlike the Greater Serpents, Mortiferous is bound to the water.  He has no legs nor wings."
Kayle, the third rebel, cleared his throat.  "Besides, even if we do anger it, that's even better.  If we're going to unleash it upon the city it needs to be angry."
"We can run far enough away," continued Reese.  He pointed.  "You see that tree? Once we're there, we're way out of range of his shadowblasts."
"What about the Shadow Gate?" asked Caitlin.
Reese smiled.  "Myth, Caitlin.  Legend and legend only.  Nothing is powerful enough to create an attack that big of any element."
Caitlin sighed.  They say the Shadowling Queen could.  But she dared not say it out loud- Reese was very touchy on the subject of Shadowlings.  "Fine.  We'll continue with the summoning and send it to attack Hubras.  But if this fails, Reese, you're the first casualty."
"Is that a threat, Caitlin?" said Reese.
"Enough!" demanded Kayle.  "We've wasted enough time.  Let's get to the summoning so we can get this over with.  The sooner Hubras is destroyed, the better."

OOC:
That's one of Mortiferous' weaknesses, by the way.  He can't fly like Pelineous could, so cities far away from rivers/seas/Lake Alto should survive just fine.
Profiles
Name: Reese
Race: Human
Class: Psy Fighter
Affinity: Shadow
Faction: Rebels
Bio: Reese was a former Ravinalian priest who liked to gamble. Eventually he lost all his money and was forced to flee north to Hubras to escape his debts.  When the Psys took over, he refused to join them and helped the rebels instead.  There he met Caitlin and Kayle.  The three were soon annoyed by the Rebels' inefficient methods and fled northwest to the Dragith Sea in hopes of summoning the legendary Mortiferous.  He mastered techniques such as Shadow Blast and Dark Vortex, and can manipulate small Dark Shields.  For some reason, he hates the topic of Shadowlings.

Name: Caitlin
Race: Human
Class: Psy Assassin
Affinity: Shadow
Faction: Rebels
Bio: Caitlin was a former student at the Psy Academy.  However, after she was caught stealing a book from the bookstore, she was expelled.  She headed northwest to Hubras, originally to join the Psys in destroying the rebels, but after saving a wounded Rebel she learned the atrocities the Psys had commited.  She joined the Rebels where she met Reese and Kayle.  The three were soon annoyed by the Rebels' inefficient methods and fled northwest to the Dragith Sea in hopes of summoning the legendary Mortiferous.  In battle, she sneaks behind enemy lines and shadowblasts them, using Feedback to restore her health when wounded.

Name: Kayle
Race: Human
Class: Bowman/Psy Healer
Affinity: Shadow
Faction: Rebels
Bio: Very little is known about Kayle.  He joined the rebels almost immediately after the Psy took over.  He eventually met Caitlin and Reese during a mission. The three were soon annoyed by the Rebels' inefficient methods and fled northwest to the Dragith Sea in hopes of summoning the legendary Mortiferous.  Kayle uses a bow and often enchants the arrows with shadow, but he prefers to act as the group's Psy Healer, healing Caitlin and Reese whenever they need it.

Mortiferous
Health: 1200
Speed: 3
Attacks: Melee (Range: 1, Damage: 45), Shadow Blast (Range: 2, Damage: 70), Shadow Gate (Range: 3X3, Epicentre 3 Spaces Away, Damage: 60)
Resistance: Shadow
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 22, 2010, 07:47:14 PM
OOC: How come Zack suddenly remembers that he was from Traten? Didn't he not remember anything?

OOC: I never forgot where I am from, I simply survived a ship wreck. (Although to make the story intresting can we say that Cera Bella and Traten are enemies just to make my Stay in Cera Bella a bit more intresting...)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 07:54:05 PM
Oh, I see... you said 'wondering where he is' and I took that to mean 'wondering where he was, who he was, why he was there, when he was, etc. etc.'
IC:
"Why do I have to do the swimming?" complained Caitlin.  "The water is absolutely freezing."
"You're the only one who can swim," muttered Reese, rolling his eyes. 
Well, I know Kayle can't swim, thought Caitlin, but I'll bet Reese is just too fat to swim. She sighed and dove into the water, swimming for a shoal close to the shore.  She climbed onto the sandbar and placed a small, waterproof chest on the sand.
"Reese, this thing ways a ton, what's in it?"
"Something a lot of Shadowlings will want back.  Get back to shore, you do NOT want to be on that sandbar when we shadowblast it to pieces."
Caitlin sighed and dove into the water.  When she reached the shore, Kayle helped her up.  "Alright, on the count of three, I want you all to aim a shadowblast at that chest.  Give it everything you've got."
"Um, Reese?" said Kayle.  "Shadowblasts are manifestations of negative energy..."
"And treasure chests don't have feelings or emotions," finished Caitlin.  "So..."
"Whatever's in the chest is already charged with shadow energy," explained Reese.  "Shadowblasting it releases the energy.  It should be enough to break the barriers holding Mortiferous."
"And where are these barriers, exactly?"
"You'll see," said Reese.  "One... two... three!"

[cut to commercial break]
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 22, 2010, 10:10:19 PM
NOOOO!!!!!!!! I HATE COMMERCIALS!!!!!!!!!! ... Ahem, sorry about that.

As Mako was getting back to his home, he had a new request: to kill three rebels by the names of "Reese," "Caitlin," and "Kayle." But what was sstrange about that was the fact that it was a rebel adress the letter was sent from.

Yes! Mako thought again, Rebels! Mother, Father, you will be avenged, even if only in a small way.

...

The letter said that they are at Lake Alto and to get there fast.

What's the rush? Mako thought, If they are dead before I get there, I should make it snappy.

What Mako saw when he got there was a very strange sight indeed, three teenagers shadowblasting away at a crate or a treasure chest of some sort.

This is probably why someone would want these kids dead, Mako thought upon seeing that it was a treasure chest they were blasting.

Little did he know, that there was something much more sinister inside it than he could imagine....
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 10:28:21 PM
Three shadowblasts, glowing purple, fired into the chest, which practically exploded.
"Get down!" yelled Reese.  The three ducked, just as the sandbar burst into purple flames.  The ground shook, and a the neck of a sea serpent rose from the middle of it.  It turned its head towards the three and its eyes glowed purple.
"Mortiferous..." whispered Caitlin.  "Run!"
The three ran back.  Reese turned just in time to see Mako watching Mortiferous.
"I have no idea who the heck you are," he shouted, "but I suggest you run!"
Just then, the ground shook again, and a small section of the sky seemed to open up.  From the rift poured a storm of shadowblasts, more powerful than a dark vortex could ever create.
"Shadow Gate!"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 22, 2010, 10:52:25 PM
Mako watched in awe and terror, and thought, No ammount of money is worth this! But then he thought of something just crazy and suicidal but likely to save himself and his hit that it was enough to make him stop in his tracks. Nothing is taking my hit away from me! Mako though, preparing his most powerful cryo blast ever.

"Hey, kids!" Mako yelled at the teens, "Every one of you, use your strongest power against that thing!!"

"Wha-?!?" yelled Reese right back at him.

"Just do it!!!!" replied Mako, sounding more ergent.

They fired off their most powerful attacks, each hitting the monster in the head, angering it, but weakening it.

"Yeah!" yelled Kayle triumphantly.

"It won't stay that way for long," yelled Reese, "RUN!!"

"Oh no, you don't!" yelled Mako.

"What??" yelled Caitlin.

Mako produced and threw an ice shard at Caitlin, but Kayle saved her, but got wounded in the leg in the process.

"Who are you?" yelled Kayle, confused.

"That doesn't matter," yelled Mako, smiling an evil smile, "What matters is what you're gonna be, dead!"


Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 10:59:51 PM
Kayle instinctively threw up shields around Caitlin and Reese.  While Reese tried to deflect the ice shards, Caitlin snuck up behind him.  But Reese was tiring and Kayle's shield was falling.  Reese dodged another shard and lept aside...
Just as an icicle impaled him in the stomach.
The rebel toppled over and was dead before he hit the ground...
Moments before a powerful shadowblast hit Mako in the back and knocked him to the ground.
"Leave him to Mortiferous, Caitlin!" shouted Kayle, as Caitlin had been powering up another attack.  "Run!"  Mako got up to see his targets running away, dragging Reese with them.
Mortiferous glanced at the three humans before him.  All three were still too small to make a decent meal, chasing down the fleeing ones would be too much effort...
He turned his head to the beach, and a ball of shadow formed in his mouth.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 22, 2010, 11:11:48 PM
"NO!!!!" Mako yelled, looking for a way to escape the beast, "Oh, yeah," he then said as calmly as he could manage.

He threw an ice shard at the beast's eye, temporarily blinding it, just enough time for him to freeze the beast's part of the river. With Mortiferous distracted, Mako made a mad dash out of the area and took off.

What the hell kind of rituals are those kids doing? Mako thought, his heart still pounding, That thing nearly killed me. And them,  part of his brain reminded him.

"What was that thing?" Mako asked himself, "And how did kids like them find out about it?"

That wasn't any regular hit, Mako thought to himself, I have to kill those kids, not only to protect myslef, but any future contracters. And for my parents to rest in peace...

So that is how Mako devoted his life to hunting down and killing the three rebels that almost cost him his life.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 11:14:57 PM
Mortiferous shook its head, then prepared to launch a shadowblast at-
Suddenly, the ground shook again, and Mortiferous fell back into the ocean.  Kayle blinked, then saw Mako running after them.
"We have to split up, Caitlin," he whispered.  "I'll take Reese, you circle around and try and kill him from behind."
She nodded and split off his path, still pondering Mortiferous' disappearance.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 22, 2010, 11:24:00 PM
Spriggat or not, Mako was an expert assassin, so he knew mostly every trick in the book. That meant that, as soon as he saw Caitlin split up from the others, he knew what to expect.

An ambush, he thought, smirking, Then I'll ambush their ambush.

So he went out of sight.

Caitlin just went out of sight, too, but couldn't spot Mako.

Blast it! she thought to herself, before being grabbed from behind, knocked out, and dragged from the area.

In the short moment before passing out, Caitlin saw Mako and said, "Please don't hurt me,"

Mako's reply was, "Don't worry, sunshine, I have other plans for you," and the battle at Lake Alto was over...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 11:32:00 PM
Kayle sat down in the cave.  He had seen Caitlin fall, but he had no idea where Mako had taken her.
He sighed and laid the body of Reese on the ground.  He placed his hand on his wrist, but he felt no pulse.
"Damn.  He's dead."  Kayle sighed and sat down. 
Why had Mortiferous disappeared?
Of course! Power.  It had been awakened, but it hadn't been strong enough to stay in existence that long.
Even together, the three of us couldn't wake him... and now there is only me... Kayle sighed.  I'll need to boost my power somehow.
Orbs.
Kayle smiled.  He had heard rumours of a Violet Orb that could increase one's capacity for Psy energy.  And he knew just who he could hire to find it.
As for himself? He had vengeance in mind.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Hello, Osrie."
Osrie jumped up and turned around.  After his sale of golem parts to a Rebel leader, he had returned home, only to be ambushed... by who?
He turned around.  A Mechanic Captain stood facing him.
"We have a client for you," said the Captain.
"What kind of mission is it?"
"Item retrieval.  Find it and bring it back.  Our client, Kayle, wants a Violet Orb."
"How do I find it, sir?"
"There's a hermit in this woods said to know a lot about these elusive orbs.  Ask him." The Mechanic Captain turned around and walked away.
And that is how Osrie got caught up in the Mortiferous Scheme.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 22, 2010, 11:46:10 PM
It took a lot of time and patience to get what he wanted out of Caitlin, finally, after being bruised and cut one too many times, she told him.

"We wanted to get Mortiferous to destroy Hubras, along with all the Nationalists living there."

"Uh-huh," Mako said, proccessing what he just heard, "Well, have you thought of other people living there? Rich people, willing to give money to have someone killed?"

"It was the Nationalists, wasn't it?" Caitlin asked, "They hired you to kill us, didn't they?"

"Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't," Mako said, "I'm not allowed to give away that information, but since you won't be alive to tell the tale, not that it would matter, it was your Rebellion, they hired me."

"No," Caitlin said, shocked, "It couldn't be..." and with that, she passed out again.

...

When Caitlin opened her eyes again, she wasn't in Mako's hideout, not that she knew where that was, but she was in an alleyway at Hubras.

"How could this get any worse?" she asked herself.

"Like this," said a Nationalist spy with six Psy enforcers behind him...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 11:54:38 PM
Kayle returned to Hubras.  Why?  A lone rebel is like a juvenile cello player, like a wounded gazelle on the serengeti.  The rebels, however, had moved their base, and he hadn't managed to find them yet.  Eventually he gave up and left the city.  He couldn't awaken Mortiferous by himself, the rebels had deserted him, the Psys hated him, and the Mechanics would stab him in the back for money.  The only people he'd had were Reese and Caitlin; one was dead, the other kidnapped by Mako.
Are there any factions I can trust? he thought.
The Shadowlings? Nah, they had no interest in human conflicts.
The Spriggats? He might find one, but it would do little against the Psys and Mako.
An idea popped into his mind, and he knew if it failed, he and Caitlin were doomed, set against Cera Bella for the rest of eternity.
The Tratenites.

OOC: 10 points if you get the cello reference, 10 points if you know where Caitlin, Reese and Kayle come from.

I am now officially going to go get some sleep.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 23, 2010, 04:54:03 AM
Zack pulled out the parchment again, looking at Lake Alto, the place where hopefully he might be able to find some sort of ship. He was about to close it again when again he noticed in scribbled letters at the top of the map Cera Bella. Why does that name sound familiar... Zack thought, oh wait..... Oh that’s........ That’s not good. He looked down at the sheet in utter horror, there would be little chance of him hitching a ride now, most people in Cera Bella hate Tratenites. If.... some.....someone finds out.... His thought trailed away and thought of all the tortures he  would go through, he knew that because he wasn’t a local, they could do anything to him, and Zack wondered whether people in this continent even remember what happened. “NOOOO!” Zack screamed throwing the parchment as far as he could and sitting down with his head in his hands. Zack sat for around 5 minutes until he got up and brushed his pants off. The lake was just around another 2 kilometres and Zack wanted just to go home...

“NARGHHHHHH!”

Zack hastily looked towards the lake. Even though it was far away he could see a darkness of energy opening from the sky and a huge serpent ascending from the lake. “Holy......” spurted out Zack as the shock from the serpent nearly blew his mind. He gapped as the thing fired colossal amounts of negative energy from its mouth. He crouched behind a boulder and watched the thing descend back into the lake.

He stayed behind the boulder just so that if the thing appeared again he would be at least mildly safe. He glanced over the rock around 5 minutes later and saw some sort of white flying creature dragging some girl along a path. Zack stayed behind the rock and scanned both of them.

The White creature had a strong mental barrier and alerting the creature to his presence might not be a good thing...

The Girl was easy to read as she was unconscious. Zack was only able to pick up a few things from her unconscious mind. Her name was Caitlin, the white creature that was dragging her was named Mako and by his appearance Zack inferred that he must be some sort of assassin for hire, and a guy named Kayle.

Zack thought that he might as well follow the pair as he had nothing to do now as he would probably never go back to Traten

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  

Zack stayed as silent as possible as he listened the white creature torture the girl in a dense spot in the woods up ahead:

"We wanted to get Mortiferous (That must be the Serpent Thing) to destroy Hubras (must be the capital), along with all the Nationalists (who?) living there."


"Uh-huh," Mako said, proccessing what he just heard, "Well, have you thought of other people living there? Rich people (I could use those people ), willing to give money to have someone killed?"


"It was the Nationalists, wasn't it?" Caitlin asked, "They hired you to kill us (wow..... ), didn't they?"


"Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't," Mako said, "I'm not allowed to give away that information, but since you won't be alive to tell the tale, not that it would matter, it was the Rebellion, they hired me(so you are an assassin)."


"No," Caitlin said, shocked, "It couldn't be..." and with that, she passed out again.

Zack made himself invisible for only a few seconds giving him the chance to get out of range of the white creature, and so Zack headed off for Hubras thinking that he could find something to help him get back home and maybe even find this Kayle.....
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steel Ersatz Man on June 23, 2010, 05:41:46 AM
Wow I'm late!

Name: Criss

Race: Scorpion (he is the creation of an experiment that tried to give people the instincs of wild animals.)

Class: Desert Scorpion

Affinity: Fire (he grew up in the desert)

Faction: Mechanics

Bio: Criss was once an ordanary human being without psy powers. Now, due to an experiment set up by the Nationalist League, his mind was transfered into the mind of a scorpion. He can still think like any human being but he can't talk due to the scorpion's thick throat. Also, his Scorpion instincs play into his life occasionialy. Such as when he is trying to keep someone away, he instinctivly rears his tail up and hisses. Also, when he sees a rat, he just can't help eating it. Anyway, after the horrible experiment, the Nationalist League threw Criss out into the desert so he'd never bother them again. After a couple of days in the desert, he found himself being captured by the mechanics as part of their new military idea 'Animal Troop.' Anyway, Criss now finds himself in a cave being burned with a red hot poker by a mechanic dressed up as a Nationalist League member. He is bound to the ground by tethers so he can't harm the Mechanics member.

Skills: Well, he can survive for quite a long time without water. He can sting people. And, well, you get it.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 23, 2010, 07:51:42 AM
OOC: Caitlin, Reese, and Kayle came from Traten, the same place as Zack Acron. I don't think I get the cello reference, though.
I meant where their NAMES came from.  And I'm not sure where they were born yet.
The cello reference is from Pachelbel's Rant.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on June 23, 2010, 08:45:41 AM
Rainen looked off into the distance and saw a gigantic serpent emerge from the lake. That must be the disturbance Mystic told me about... He concentrated his energy and teleported to a nearby island.  Crap not enough range to go the whole way...  Rainen sat down and watched the battle.  He noticed the assassin and the three teenagers hey they look as old as me... sort of  and after awhile he noticed the assassin attack the three teenagers i should probably help them  Rainen concentrated and threw up a life shield around the one that appeared to be dead so that he would revive in a day damn this dimension. i barely have any power left Rainwn sat down in a meditative position and tried to tap into the energies that give him power this world is almost barren... I guess I better just stay hidden then.  I'll never be able to hold up the god routine long enough to get what I need... at least it seems like people can manipulate energy and matter though. that'll help me to hide
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 23, 2010, 09:02:02 AM
Mechanics don't carry around teddy bears!
And yet that's exactly what Osrie was doing.
Why are all hermits insane?
The Psy Hermit had told Osrie his teddy bear would lead him to the Violet Orb.
And is it doing that? No.
You can stop complaining now, said a voice in Osrie's head.
Oh look, thought Osrie, knowing the bear would hear him, the stuffie talks.  He wasn't really surprised at the concept of a talking teddy bear- after all, Psys had the ability to do so many other things.
I think.  Therefore, I am.  If you stop complaining you would know that the pathway up ahead on the right leads to a small mound where the orb was buried.
Why was it buried? asked Osrie.
I'm a teddy bear, not WikiAnswers.
...What?
Never mind.  Osrie reached the path and turned left, soon arriving at a small bump in the ground.

~~~~~~~

Reese woke up in a cave.
My head hurts... and my stomach. He looked down and saw the icicle had melted, but he was still bleeding, although not as badly as he likely had been before.  How am I still alive? he wondered.  Even Kayle couldn't have healed something like that...  He looked around.  Where are they, anyways? And where's that assassin? Did Mortiferous kill him?  He crawled to the edge of the cave and looked out.  No Mortiferous, no nothing.  In fact, the beaches of the Sea of Dragith were completely empty.

OOC: Dusk, is Caitlin in the capital?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 23, 2010, 09:14:26 AM
His team had made good progress toward the tavern, until the rebels had rallied and taken positions in the buildings around the tavern. Apparently, since no-one could find the leader, the the second-in-command had taken charge and was now in control. His team was in cover a little more than 50 metres away, unable to push forward. Something had to be done. Seth made sure that the rebel leader was deeply ‘asleep’, and headed for the building that contained the most troops, mostly psys and bowmen, as the melee fighters were little use at that range. Most of the melee fighters were dead, anyway, as they were the ones sent out to try and kill his team when they started to push forward. Inside, he headed for the second, and top, floor, as it contained more men than the downstairs did. Summoning vast reserves of his power, he created a massively powerful dark vortex, with himself at the epicentre, but protected from it. This more or less wiped out the top floor, and he finished of stragglers with mind-blasts to save energy. He went downstairs, and started firing off shadow-blasts. The spectacle on the upper floor, combined with the commotion he was causing now was enough to distract most of the soldiers, and it gave his team time to sprint to the battle.  He joined another fight, revelling in the bloodshed.

They picked up the leader on their way out, and simply made their own gate out of the village.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on June 23, 2010, 09:52:30 AM
OOC: So if we're gonna have the orbs then we should list special equipment we have each time we post or at least once a page.  currently the only special equipment that i have is a sword that can channel fire and amplify the fires strength.  aka flameguard.  



Rainen stood up and thought back to the encounter he had just witnessed So that serpent was a summon that dissipated when it ran out of energy...  Something tells me I need to continue my search...  He walked to the shore of the small island he was on and teleported to another nearby island i guess the slingshot will have to do... wait whats that?  Rainen felt a presence unlike any he had ever felt before.  That power... What is it coming from?  Rainen Gathered all of his power and began teleporting through islands towards the presence that he felt.  This is unreal... I wonder if this is the disturbance that Mystic was talking about?  Rainen made another jump and then saw a glimmer of yellow coming from under a small shrub in the sand.  He walked over to it and picked up a small yellow orb.  He immediately felt in tune with the energies swirling around the planet.  It was as if everything was laid out on a table and presented to him.  He immediately took out his sword and used his power to modify it so that he could implant the yellow orb directly into the hilt.  If I'm gonna be trapped here i might as well boost my own power... Maybe I'll regain enough so that I can actually get out on my own for once...  Rainen thought to himself for a moment and then sat down and concentrated I wonder how those three kids are doing  Rainen held onto his sword and felt the same sensation as before as he reached out with his mind to track down the three kids who summoned the serpent Oh good he survived... Hmmm he seems to be bent on destruction... I better intervene soon...  Oh dear that one needs help now...  OK time to act. Rainen stood up and used the power of the yellow orb to help him teleport to where the girl was.  He began to loose concentration on the other two kids and soon he realized that he was beginning to loose concentration on the third.  So this Orb isn't unlimited in power... It just helps me to gather power faster... So this can't be the item Mystic talked about.  Rainen stopped teleporting and sat down in a meditative state again.  He held the sword in his hands and drew power into himself.  He began noticing the three kids again in his mind so he resumed his search.  I'm getting closer... What's this?  Somebody is probing her mind... Rainen followed the connection of the girls mind into the mind of another well shielded human.  He backed out and then threw up a life shield and a mental block on the girl.  Whoever that man was he was there to find information about something and he couldn't risk the information of the serpent becoming more well known then it might be already.  Rainen Started to loose focus again so he stopped to take another break.  He felt the emminations of the girl getting stronger so he knew he was close.  After a few minutes he got back up and teleported a few more times until he reached the outskirts of a city. It's time to save her now.  Rainen looked around where he was and began to make a pile of rocks that were of the same weight as the girl.  He sat next to the pile of rocks and then he began to murmur a few words then the pile of rocks suddenly dissipated before being replaced with the girl.
Rainen: Hello my name is Rainen and both of your friends are alive and well although the one that was not injured is bent on getting revenge for your capture and what he thinks is the death of your friend.
Girl:  Wha- who- why- (the girl begins to panic so Rainen feels through her mind and calms her down telepathically while placing feelings of trust in their place)  Thanks i needed that.  Ok so your saying Reese is alive and Kayle is pissed that Reese "died" and I'm "captured"?
Rainen: exactly.  What is your name by the way.  I choose to not probe the memories of others unless I have to.
Girl: My name is Caitlin with a C.
Rainen: Well lets go and find your friend Reese then Caitlin.  He is showing sings of panic, disbelieve and wonder.
Caitlin: Ok sounds good to me. Oh and how old are you?
Rainen: 17
(Brom are all three of them your main characters or is it just Kayle?)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 23, 2010, 10:37:12 AM
OOC: Osrie and Kayle are my two main characters, Reese is half-dead and will probably be out of action for a while, and I suppose you could control Caitlin for a while.  Also, the Psy Hermit and his Teddy Bear are NPCs, anyone can control them.  I updated a list of character profiles on the first page.

IC:
"I don't have a shovel."
Your problem, not mine.  I'm a teddy bear, not a shovel dispenser.
Osrie rolled his eyes, grabbed a piece of bark, and started digging around the mound, while the Teddy Bear sat by on a log and did nothing.
"I could use some help here, you know."
The teddy bear sighed.  Fine... Suddenly, purple, no, violet light seeped out from a crack in the ground.  Now you can find it.  Happy?
Osrie blinked.  "What did you do?"
I located the orb with my mind and funneled power into it until it glowed brighter.  Get to digging before it wears off.
Osrie quickly started digging towards the light and eventually reached it.  The orb dimmed and the teddy bear sat back. 
Alright, you've got your orb.  Now let's get back to the Hermit.

OOC:
Osrie is now in possession of the Violet Orb.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 23, 2010, 11:54:58 AM
Interesting. Seth may hear of these orbs, and make it his mission to track them down. He's power hungry, and it will likely mean more interaction. Cool.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 23, 2010, 01:11:17 PM
Osrie looked down at the piece of parchment.  Apparently his client, Kayle, was waiting south of the capital.  Great.  He had a lot of walking in front of him.

Eventually, Osrie reached the capital.  He used some trees as cover and snuck around to the southern gate.  A man holding a bow crouched behind a rock.  Osrie approached him and the man looked up.
"Greetings," he said.
"Hello," said Osrie.  He could feel the man Scanning his mind, then the man stood up.
"Do you have the orb?"
Osrie nodded, pulled it out of his bag, and handed it to Kayle.  Kayle tossed him a bag of gold, then fled towards the western edge of the city.
Osrie caught the bag of gold and headed for his hideout in Sibelius' Grove.
From behind a tree, a Nationalist smiled.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 23, 2010, 04:11:30 PM
OOC: Caitlin, Reese, and Kayle came from Traten, the same place as Zack Acron. I don't think I get the cello reference, though.
I meant where their NAMES came from.  And I'm not sure where they were born yet.
The cello reference is from Pachelbel's Rant.
Alright then, they are from Runescape, the three Zamorakian cultists, again, I don't understand where the cello reference came fom. (I don't play Runescape, I just searched their names)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 23, 2010, 05:56:26 PM
The night was dark and the wind was cold. Zack had been walking for almost 8 hours straight. He brought his hands close to his mouth and breathed on them a couple times and rubbed them together. According to his map he was only a short distance away from the capital and he wanted to find a nice place to sleep. He looked beyond the city and saw a small forest looming in the distance. Zack signed and walked over another hill. In the valley below was a huge town and with a quick radar scan he counted almost around 20 guards on each side. This is going to be harder than previously thought Zack sniffled has another blast of cold wind hit him. He walked over to the hill area and walked down. He watched as many family lined up in front of guards to be allowed into the city. It seemed that more expensive and nice looking the person or family the better chance they got in. Unwillingly, Zack combed his hair in a royal style way and put on a smug face of arrogance on. He walked down and when it came turn for his entrance they asked a number of questions:

Who are You?
Aaron Smith

What business do you have in Hubras?
My daddy is selling of one of his bakeries and he unfairly wants me to carry out the transaction

Who do you Follow?
Zack paused, he didn’t know the answer and the only thing he did know, well it was worth a shot.
I am a Nationalist

Zack believed almost every word that he said for in the case of Psy was scanning his mind

“Hold on” said the guard who had questioned him. The Guard walked over to another guard and whispered something in his ear. The guard walked back over and stated, “You may pass”

Zack walked in the city and was amazed, even at this time of night some people were still out. He stopped in the market place and stared in wonder. Of course it was nothing compared to Troten (Capital of Traten) but it was pretty close. He walked into the local tavern and quickly decided to get and room and sleep

The Nightmare once again happened but this time Zack was left with only a fragment, the beginning, he remembered something happened about it but he couldn’t remember what.

The next morning he decided to take a quick stroll in that forest he had seen earlier. He exited the town and quickly made his way towards the forest on the south side of the city. He walked in it for around 1 hour until realized he needed to find some sort of rich person in the city. Zack walked along the path that had been carved out until he heard some hushed voices. He glanced behind one of the trees and noticed a guy was throwing a small round sack towards the second man. He also saw some sort of person behind another tree on the opposite side of the small clearing. He remained quiet and watched as the two men departed. He remained closely behind the man who had been thrown the round bag as he sensed something powerful within that bag...    
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on June 23, 2010, 06:03:04 PM
Rainen and Caitlin have been walking along at a somewhat fast pace to reach Reese.  For most of the trip Caitlin had her eyes on the sword and the yellow orb mounted in it.
Caitlin: So whats the deal with that sword?
Rainen: It channels my pyrotechnics.
Caitlin: No i mean the yellow orb.  How did you make the sword around it.
Rainen: I didn't make the sword around the orb.  I mounted it in myself.
Caitlin: How?
Rainen: Energy manipulation.
Caitlin: So you can use light and fire techniques?
Rainen thought to himself for a moment and decided to play along with the girls thoughts.
Rainen: yes I can.  I was born with the abilities because my mom was an expert in Light based attacks while my father was an expert pyromancer
Caitlin: so is that how you can teleport and use that transfer type ability?
Rainen: Yes exactly.
Caitlin: Thats pretty cool.  Me and my two friends can only use shadow attacks.  Although Kayle can throw up shields and I'm more of an assassin.
Rainen: I've done my fair share in assassin work.
Caitlin: I guess that explains your insanely strong mind defenses.  I've never encountered anything like it.  I don't think even the best of interrogators could break it.
Rainen: I use a combination of light and mind abilities to create it.  You might be able to form a barrier like it with your shadow abilities.
Caitlin: Can you teach me?
Rainen: no i have never used shadow abilities before.
Caitlin: Well how do you make yours with light?
Rainen: I manipulate energy so that my brain functions on a different wavelength then I use the mind to disguise the change.  
i really hope this girl stops asking me questions I don't think I can keep this up for much longer... The two kept walking for awhile then Caitlin suddenly looked up at Rainen
Caitlin: OK see if you can probe my mind now.  I had to improvise a little but I think I made something useful.
I wonder if she created the effect that I think she did... Rainen stopped and looked at the girl.  After a few seconds he smiled and began talking again
Rainen: Very good.  You created a shield that attacks the mind of the interrogator.  If it hadn't of been for my shield I would be on the ground writhing in pain right now.
Im surprised she was actually able to do that. And here I thought I was the only person on this planet that could possibly manipulate my own brain in such a way...  I guess these people are stronger then I thought.  Rainen pointed over to a cave and said "Thats where Reese is."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 23, 2010, 06:38:48 PM
Mako was thinking about that fat rebel he killed.

"Maybe, by some miracle, he's not dead?" he asked himself.

Come on, you idiot, do you honestly think that he could have survived a 2 foot spear of ice? yelled the logical part of is mind.

"Only one way to find out," he told himself.

...

When he arrived at Lake Alto, Mako felt that there was something strange about the not-so-silent silence

"Something will go wrong," Mako told himself, "Very wrong."

His instincts told him that someone would carry someone who was wounded to someplace safe.

Like a cave, Mako thought, finding a cave at the lake's shore.

Who he saw heading towards the cave surprised him greatly.

Her? thought Mako, She's supposed to be at Hubras Capital Prison right now, and who's that other guy with her?

Upon instinct, Mako hid, watching the two head towards the cave...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 23, 2010, 07:21:37 PM
Zack had been following the other man (Kayle) for around 4 hours now and they were arriving back on the shore of Lake Alto. Where is this guy going!? Zack thought angrily as he hid once again in the trees around the path, 500 meters from where Kayle is. Kayle turned sharp right and he walked onto the shores of Lake Alto. Zack followed closely behind him and he reached some sort of cave. Two teenagers were also at the mouth of the cave and were just about to enter when Kayle called out “Hey Caitlin, I’m back”. The three met up and they talked for a second before running into the cave. Zack tried to get a better view but as he was trying he fell on the white creature (Duskling) from before. He was so shocked he jumped back and collapsed to the ground but he managed to create an encasing-shield in case the creature attacked him........     

OOC: Sorry Rainen and Brom for “acting for your characters”  but I am assuming that Kayle would go back to the shore of Lake Alto after getting the orb.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 23, 2010, 07:31:06 PM
Mako was hiding in the woods when something fell from the sky and hit him on the head.

"Ahh!" Mako grunted as some human (Zackirus) fell from atop of his head, "Why you little!"

The human looked terrified and threw up a shield around itself.

"Fair enough," said Mako, turning from the human and continuing his mission.

But then he thought, Why the hell are you keeping him alive? He may alert the others! but then he thought, Nah, I think he's too scared to fight or speak at the moment.

So he kept walking, unknown to him that he was so concentrated on thinking on what to do with Zack, that he was wide open to visual and attack. Or was he?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 23, 2010, 07:43:19 PM
In a quiet hushed voice after the creature left him to survive, Zack stuttered "Hey your that thing... that captured... that girl around.... 1.5 days ago..... I think.... your name is.... Mako..." Zack could almost see the twitch in the Things spine when he said those words. "I uhh probably shouldn’t have uhhhh said that....." Zack laughed Nervously.

OOC: My character is known to stutter when he is surprised and say whatever he is thinking
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 23, 2010, 07:46:37 PM
"Ok, buddy," Mako said, "I could've let you live, but you blew it. Now prepare yourself."

Mako was beginning to produce ice shards when he was hit with a shadow blast.

"AHH!" Mako yelled out in pain.

And so, the second battle of Lake Alto had begun...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 23, 2010, 08:07:28 PM
Zack quickly dived out of sight as 4 people emerged from the caves. He stayed low not trying to make any noise. He crawled around one of the bigger trees and started to climb up it. Compared to Traten trees, these were nothing; he climbed all the way to a spot in the tree where he had a perfect view of the fight. On one side; the cave were huge chucks of ice and the other had numerous black/purple spots were shadowblasts hit. The fight saved him as the white creature apparently had forgotten about Zack and quickly turned to fight the four people who had attacked him. Zack carefully grabbed some of the berries from his bag and said cheers silently as he watched the perfect fight go on. He had a feeling of guilt however as the white creature would probably be destroyed so he sent a mind blast at the fat one and saw him go crumpling into the ground. “I guess that makes us even” Zack said to the white creature with a bit of arrogance telepathically. 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 23, 2010, 08:35:24 PM
When Mako saw Reese crumple to the floor, he didn't know whether to be surprised that he was alive before that, or fall over and laugh.

I guess we're even, said a voice in his head.

I don't know what just happened to the dead boy, but whatever did that, has my thanks, Mako thought.

Mako created a cryo blast strong enough to make the cave collapse, blocking the rebels' cover, and wounding Kayle, by smashing a rock on his leg. However, after Kayle was wounded, Mako was hit hard by a pyro blast, knocking him out cold (oh the irony!).

"I think we should get out of here," said Rainen.

"What about the Spriggat?" asked Kayle, clutching his wounded leg.

"Leave him, there's no way he'll find us again," replied Rainen, "So there's no reason to kill him."

"Oh, don't you worry," said Caitlin, "He'll find us somehow."

"Why does he want to kill us, anyway?" asked Kayle.

"Because that's what he's payed to do," explained Caitlin, nervous, because she knew that she would have to tell Kayle sooner or later.

"Nationalists?" asked Kayle.

"No Kayle," said Caitlin, "The Rebellion hired him to kill us."

"No..." said Kayle, "It can't be. Why would they do something like this?"

"Maybe he can tell us," said Rainen, motioning to Mako's unconscious body.

"I think you forgot about the part where he tried to kill us!!!" yelled Kayle.

"Well," said Caitlin, "It's worth a try, isn't it?"

Battle of Lake Alto
(http://s3.postimage.org/nl5i0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pqnl5i0) Click on the image to see it full-sized. There aren't any blonde characters in TRPG, so I just made Zack the Hero.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 23, 2010, 10:56:30 PM
OOC: Sorry Rainen and Brom for “acting for your characters”  but I am assuming that Kayle would go back to the shore of Lake Alto after getting the orb.


I guess he would have... not that I have any choice...  After all, without my consent, together, you managed to
a) send both Kayle and Caitlin to the cave near Lake Alto
b) rekill Reese, and thus ending any hope for Kayle and Caitlin as their only hope was to work with Tratenites, who have now turned on them (in their mind at least)

May I remind you that this is not Hell Quest.  Avoid character control save for:
a) minor dialogue
b) doing something you are ABSOLUTELY sure the creator would have done (defending themselves from Mako, etc.)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 23, 2010, 11:28:37 PM
again, I don't understand where the cello reference came fom.

As I said, it's from Pachelbel's rant.
"Being a kid that played the cello sucked.  Because there's no way to be cool when your instrument is bigger than you."  Then it goes along the lines of "When you walk to school with a cello, you're like a wounded gazelle on the Serengeti... the bullies just smell you coming a mile away.  'Ooh, I don't know what that thing is, but I'm gonna break it!'''


I find your take on the scene interesting, Dusk: for one, they're at the Sea of Dragith (yes, the name Dragith is ALSO stolen from RuneScape), not Lake Alto.  I imagined it more like this, ast least during the summoning.
Spoiler
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4624/seaofdragith.png) (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/seaofdragith.png/)
Here is my take on Dusk's take of the Second Battle of Lake Alto which is actually the Second Battle of the Sea of Dragith which is actually the First Battle of the Sea of Dragith Due To Naming Error.
Spoiler
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1272/battleatthesod.png) (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/battleatthesod.png/)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 23, 2010, 11:50:42 PM
again, I don't understand where the cello reference came fom.

As I said, it's from Pachelbel's rant.
"Being a kid that played the cello sucked.  Because there's no way to be cool when your instrument is bigger than you."  Then it goes along the lines of "When you walk to school with a cello, you're like a wounded gazelle on the Serengeti... the bullies just smell you coming a mile away.  'Ooh, I don't know what that thing is, but I'm gonna break it!'''


I find your take on the scene interesting, Dusk: for one, they're at the Sea of Dragith (yes, the name Dragith is ALSO stolen from RuneScape), not Lake Alto.  I imagined it more like this, ast least during the summoning.
Spoiler
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4624/seaofdragith.png) (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/seaofdragith.png/)
I'm sorry then, but I thought that they were at Lake Alto because I saw it mentioned (I think) at least twice.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 23, 2010, 11:55:21 PM
Zack was originally; he then headed to the village Steel was in, and then somehow found the whole Mortiferous incident, I can't remember how.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 23, 2010, 11:59:01 PM
I would like to get past this arguement and say that we are wherever Brom suggests it, since he remade the game. Also, I would like someone else to do the interrogation scene, I don't like beating up my own characters. :D
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 24, 2010, 08:06:10 AM
b) rekill Reese, and thus ending any hope for Kayle and Caitlin as their only hope was to work with Tratenites, who have now turned on them (in their mind at least)

First, I didn't kill him, I simply knocked him out (sorry for any misclairification). I'm not against them becuase I knocked  out Reese (They also don't know how I am yet) because I felt as though I owed it too Mako as he was going to kill me (thus he would be grateful in some way towards me).  

Zack was originally; he then headed to the village Steel was in, and then somehow found the whole Mortiferous incident, I can't remember how.

I didn't land in Lake Alto, I landed at the Norteast tip of Cera Bella. I made my way southwest where I reached Steelfists town and then I headed after to Lake Alto which then I saw the Sea Serpent. Then I headed to Hubras because I learned that rich people would help somone. I then took a walk in the woods were I saw Orsie and Kayle make that deal. I followed Kayle and (under my direction) he went to the cave where he left Reece. Right now I'm in a tree watching them intreogate Mako.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 24, 2010, 08:48:30 AM
Seth was enjoying himself. He had succeeded in his first assignment, and had been officially accepted into the Nationalist League as a team captain. He had some leave, too. They generally gave new captains a week holiday, to allow them to enjoy themselves. The only time they didn’t is when a war was going against them, and the war with the rebels was going well. Very well. Earlier that day, he had seen a very interesting exchange. Two men had met on the outskirts of the capital, at the southern gate. One had given the other a bag, presumably full of gold, in return for an ‘orb’, that glowed violet. He hadn’t believed in them, but apparently the legendary Orbs were real; there had been no mistaking the power of it. He had been heading for the tavern at the time, and his team had gone on ahead, when he had felt emanations heading up the road. The man was immensely proud. Seth had gently scanned his mind; it hadn’t been hard to find what he was so proud of; it had been at the forefront of his mind! Another person had seen the transaction as well, and he had followed the other two when they had departed. He had followed, too. He had watched in amusement the skirmish, and was now waiting, superbly concealed the undergrowth, with his shields up and his mind probing for hostiles in all directions. His team would arrive soon enough, but until then he was content simply to watch the show. . .

OOC: This was mainly simply to tell you where Seth was and what he was doing, just so he didn’t get left behind.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 10:08:25 AM
"Well, we can either wait for him to wake up," said Caitlin, "or we can wake him up forcibly."
"I like the sound of that," said Kayle, handing Caitlin a very large rock.  "On three, then?"
"Yup.  One... t-" Both threw their rocks simultaneously.

Mako awoke to a very sharp pain in his head.
He instantly realized where he was and tried to escape, but Caitlin had tied him to a rock.
"I see you have tied me to a rock," he said.  (That's what I just said, Mako!)
"Where did you get that rope anyways?" asked Kayle, turning to Caitlin, but keeping his bow pointed at Mako.
"Oh, I always keep some in my shirt in case I need to hang myself," said Caitlin, a shadowblast forming around her hands.
"...In your shirt?"  Kayle sighed.  "Alright.  First of all, assassin, what's your name?"

OOC: You can choose whether or not he tells the truth; I leave his responses up to you. Also, Zack: remember it's the Sea of Dragith.  Lake Alto is... as of now, unimportant.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 24, 2010, 04:07:47 PM
"My name..." said Mako, in between coughs, "Is Mako Ker. I was hired to kill you by the Rebellion."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 04:19:46 PM
"So we've heard," said Caitlin emotionlessly.  "How much are they paying you?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 24, 2010, 04:20:51 PM
"Why's that important?" spat Mako.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 04:22:02 PM
"Answer the question and maybe I'll tell you," said Caitlin, while Kayle tried to decide whether an arrow through the calf or a rock on the head was more painful.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 24, 2010, 04:23:39 PM
"35,000 gold per head," Mako answered, "Now, why's that so important?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 04:24:09 PM
"I just wanted to see how desperately they needed us gone," said Caitlin.  "Did they say why?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 24, 2010, 04:28:15 PM
"They didn't want civillian casualties at Hubras, just Nationalist deaths, and unleashing Mortiferous would cause destruction on all of Cera Bella," said Mako, "I was just doing my job."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 04:36:27 PM
"True," said Caitlin, "but that doesn't stop the fact that you tried to kill us."
"Besides," said Kayle, "Mortiferous is bound to the water- there's a river near the western area of Hubras but there's mostly Nationalist Outposts there."  He sighed.  "We need to stop the Rebellion from killling us while we stop the Nationalists at the same time."
"I have an idea," said Caitlin.  "We can send them a message..." She whispered something in Kayle's ear.
Kayle nodded.  "But we'd need to charge an item with enough power to sustain the illusion until it has reached the Rebellion, and even longer than that."  He turned to Mako.  "Spriggat, if this works your life might be spared, any suggestions?"
OOC: Great time for an orb reference.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 24, 2010, 04:40:48 PM
"No," said Mako, "But I'm getting tired of this."

With that, the Spriggat unleashed his Frost Breath, which he had forgotten that he could do.

Since Reese was unconscious and out of range, Mako forgot about him, and he didn't see it wise for a Frost Spriggat to fight someone with a fire-enhanced sword, broke through the rope with a sharp ice shard, and flew away, leaving Caitlin and Kayle frozen (nice twist, eh?).
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 24, 2010, 05:09:34 PM
Zack watched as the three interrogated the white creature and was amazed but what he heard. He still didn’t know who the Nationalists or Rebels were but he had a feeling their was a slight power struggle among them. Although he had no feelings of love nor hatred for Cera Bella, Zack remained in the tree and watched the creature fly off. Feeling as though they would meet again Zack contacted the Creature while he was flying away “Hey, No hard feelings if we meet again Mako....” He struggled to try to send the message by standing up on the branch until he heard a large Crack!. “Uh Oh,” Zack whispered silently as the branch broke. He shielded his mind before he hit his head on one of the more thicker branches on the tree and was un-conscious before he hit the ground.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on June 24, 2010, 05:34:18 PM
a) send Caitlin to the cave near Lake Alto


OOC: I'm pretty sure you said it was ok for me to do that.  Also IC I implanted feelings of trust in Caitlin which in essence makes it very easy for me to get her to do what I want.
Also incase you didn't notice I also gave her a mind shield ability :P  It's basically a shield that attacks the prober's mind the same way feedback would but it doesn't heal the user. 

IC:After making sure Reese was shielded Rainen stood up and walked around while Caitlin and Kayle interrogated Mako Why don't they just let him go already so we can move on He sat down behind a tree and held onto his sword in a meditative position, reaching out with his mind.  He searched the spriggat's mind and touched on the subject of his ice breath to bring it up in his memories while throwing up a life shield around the kids so that they wouldn't die from being frozen.  He reached out farther for emanations of psy abilities and found two men hiding.  A scan of one revealed a heavily shielded man who was intent on not being discovered and a scan of the other revealed a man who was only looking out for himself he intensified the connection between their minds so he could use telepathy with the man Listen, I'm the Pyromancer.  I don't know who you are or where you're from but I know that you just want to survive.  Help me out and I'll make sure that happens.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 24, 2010, 06:21:17 PM
Thank god I got out of there, thought Mako, I thought that I saw the one with the bow load an arrow.

He returned to his hideout to see if he had enough money to make an assassin group.

Looks like it, Mako thought, I think two others will allow me to be more effective, but still have more than enough money to operate...

Below is a picture of Mako's hideout, click to see it, and ignore the minature GUI.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 06:41:44 PM
a) send Caitlin to the cave near Lake Alto
OOC: I'm pretty sure you said it was ok for me to do that. 
Oh, that was you? I'm fine with that then, I did give you control over her.
IC:
By the time Kayle and Caitlin had unfrozen, Reese had woken up.  The two quickly filled him in.
"Curse him," muttered Reese.  "What do we do now?"
"I'm not sure," said Kayle.  He poked his head out of the cave.  "Looks like Mako's gone... wait, who's that?"  The three quicly ran (well, in Reese's case, speed-limped, as he was still injured from the ice shard) out of the cave and approached Zack.  Caitlin Scanned his mind.
"He's not with the Nationalists," she said, then paused.  "Nor with the Rebellion.  He has no idea who we are... he doesn't even seem to know about the whole conflict in Hubras."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 24, 2010, 07:42:29 PM
Zack slowly regained consciousness and stuttered,  “my head”...

His eyes slowly opened and saw three figures standing above him. His vision was burry and he wasn’t able to see clearly.

“He is Awaking Up!” Caitlin said as they dragged him to the side of the cave.

Zack’s vision was blurry as he opened his eyes and faced three shadows that were standing over him. “Who are you people....” Zack muttered as he faced the Shadows

“A more important question is who are Who?” asked a female voice.

“I....” Zack paused trying to remember his name “I’m... Zack...”

“What happened to you?” a male voice questioned  looking at Zack’s forehead.

“I feel out of a Tree..... I think....” Zack answered.

OOC: Brom I think you said ask the rest of the questions.     


Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 07:45:10 PM
Just then, Zack regained consciousness.  "My head," he muttered.
Caitlin quickly Contacted Kayle and Reese.  He's from Traten!  She didn't want to say it out loud in case Zack thought they would kill him.
We might actually be able to use their assistance, replied Kayle.
Caitlin nodded.
"Who are you people?"
"A more important question," said Caitlin, "is who are you?"
"I... I'm Zack," said Zack.
"What happened to you?" asked Reese.
"I fell out of a tree... I think."
Great.  We find someone who could possibly help us and he has amnesia.  "Do you know how you got up a tree, Zack?" asked Caitlin.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 24, 2010, 08:09:17 PM
"Wait... before that" Zack said as he thought about the question. Zack gently made his hand rise and curled it into a fist. He punched himself with all the force he could. "Owww" Zack yelped in a hushed voice. He shook his head a couple times and he slowly came back to his senses. "I needed that" laughed ZAck talking to himself. "What was the question again" Zack asked just to make sure he got the right question.

"Do you know how you got up a tree, Zack?" The Girl asked

"I climbed It" responded Zack

“And why did you do that...”

“Well I was walking in the forest when I heard some shouts. I quickly ran to see what was happening and saw the battle going on. Since I had not been spotted I climbed up the tree to avoid being seen. I must of edged myself to far on the branch to make it brake.” Said Zack as he left out some parts of the story. He used most of his energy to physically remember that so in the case that they scanned him they would see just that...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 08:46:43 PM
Caitlin Scanned him.  He's telling the truth, she said to Reese and Kayle.
"So, Zack, do you know anything about this assassin- the Spriggat- that was trying to kill us?"  Hopefully he would slip up and reveal where he was from, without them having to ask him directly.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 24, 2010, 08:53:32 PM
OOC: You do realize that you just made us wait until tomorrow for Zack's answer, right?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 24, 2010, 09:00:27 PM
Spriggat? thought Zack.  She must mean the big, white flying thing...
"Um, not really... I mean, I had no idea who he was..."
Reese blinked.  "But I mean, you should have known he was part of the Somnusian Conspiracy due to the white body paint, right? I mean, everyone knows Spriggats are blue by nature."

OOC
I'll leave it to Zack to either bluff his way out of it or tell the truth- it's somewhat of a major decision and I'll leave it to him.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 03:49:24 AM
"That's not true; I know that there are also Dark and Fire spriggats which are both Black and Red." Remembered Zack as he once had a huge encyclopaedia of creatures when he was child. He had remembered reading about Spriggats and wanting to meet them but his Father had always said "Son, Spriggats live Cera Bella, there is little we can do unless they come here." Zack wanted to meet one of those Spriggats as it was his child dream. Why couldn't I remember what is from before , thought Zack. But wait... why did they try and lie to me......
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 25, 2010, 07:45:32 AM
OOC: Are you saying he knew they were lying about the Somnusian Conspiracy That Doesn't Exist, or about there only being Blue Spriggats That Don't Exist Either?
IC:
So, he knows something about them, but he didn't say anything about the made-up Blue Spriggats either...
"Well, no, I mean, of course there's black and red spriggats," said Kayle.  "But they mostly stay in the Deeper Downs, surely you'd know that? The Blue Spriggats are the ones that live around here, you know?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 08:37:51 AM
Zack was confused. In the book he read there was only been 3 confirmed types and one unconfirmed type. Their trying to get something out of me but what?. Well, it’s time to take a leap of Faith. “There are no such things as blue-spriggats, that one was white not blue. I pretty sure that Somnusian Conspiracy doesn’t exist either.” Zack said after thinking it through for around 30 seconds. “I have a question for you now, who are you?” Zack asked thinking he could change the mood of the conversation and get it on his terms.

OOC: He didn’t know that the Somnusian Conspiracywas fake or that the blue spriggats were fake. They said “Spriggats are blue by nature” meaning that they are only blue. This made him think about the situation and think what they are trying to get him to say. 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 25, 2010, 09:06:58 AM
OOC: I think the fact that Zack can just know everything about Spriggats is unfair.  You have the advantage because you, Zackirus, know about the Cera Bellian races but me and my characters don't know anything about Traten, seeing as it's made-up.  Caitlin explained what she meant by 'Spriggats are blue by nature', so if he wants to go against that the whole conversation is pointless since it's just an exchange of lies.

IC:
"Anya," said Caitlin.
"Kyle," said Kayle.
"Rien," said Reese.
"We're part of the Rubatian Rebellion fighting against the government, I'm sure you've heard of it?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 25, 2010, 09:18:38 AM
Seth came close to laughing out loud at the events taking place in front of him. Watching the Spriggat fly away, he gently familiarised himself with the spriggat's mind, so he could recognise it if he encountered it again. About midway through the spectacle he felt a strange, almost alien, mind, brush against his, although he was concealing himself. The mind was not hostile, fortunately, as an encounter with any being like that would, at the very least, have drained him to the limit. As he watched the interrogators hurry over to the fallen man, he searched out the mind of Mako Ker. Finding it, he telepathically said To the south of where you were interrogated there are a small stone circle. Meet me there. I have a proposition for you. His team was now close enough to aid him if this went wrong, so he crept towards the four people. When he was within six metres he sprang forward, incapacitating two with two mind-blasts in quick succession, and felling the other with a blow to the head. Ensuring they were all out cold, he turned to the dazed one, who they had been interrogating and said "Do you want to stay here, or come with me? If so, follow me." He turned and strode over to the sack. Opening it, he placed his hand on the orb, and strode of happily to his nearby team, then continued on to his meeting place with Mako Ker.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 09:36:48 AM
Zack was just about to answer when he say a dark shaded man jump out of the bushes and knocked down all three of his interrogators. He looked at him and said "Do you want to stay here, or come with me? If so, follow me." He walked over to the sack that the man named Kyle had and took whatever was inside. Thinking he might be better of with this new guy then some kids who were introgating him he make treads marks in the ground as though he were being dragged and went off into the bush. Zack ran back to the man and tried to make as little footprints as possible. Zack looked at him for a minute and said, "Hey, your that guy from the bar, You sat beside me in Northwestern Cera Bella!". He waited for his responses as he followed the strange man who had appeared.

OOC: Okay oaky okay, I have to admit Player Knowledge can sometimes leak into the story. I'll try to stop doing that
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 25, 2010, 09:46:55 AM
Why is EVERYONE against me? Mako has been hired to kill us, Seth is against us even though he has no idea whether or not we're rebels, the only one who's helping me is Rainen and he's helping out everyone.  I think after watching two people fall from Mind Blasts the third would get far enough away to avoid being struck on the head.  Also, after all that trouble, you steal the orb?

IC:
"Damn! He stole the orb!" said Kayle, some time later, after they'd woken up.
"Oh really? That's nice," said Caitlin, entering the cave with a few splinters of wood.
"What's that?" asked Reese.
"Zack's crossbow."
 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 09:50:57 AM
Why is EVERYONE against me? Mako has been hired to kill us, Seth is against us even though he has no idea whether or not we're rebels, the only one who's helping me is Rainen and he's helping out everyone.  I think after watching two people fall from Mind Blasts the third would get far enough away to avoid being struck on the head.

OOC: I'm not against you, neither is Rainen
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 25, 2010, 09:53:14 AM
You stole Kayle's orb.  That makes you against me.  And I already brought up Rainen last post, who is helping everyone- that makes him somewhat neutral.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 09:55:16 AM
You stole Kayle's orb.  That makes you against me.  And I already brought up Rainen last post, who is helping everyone- that makes him somewhat neutral.

No Steelfist stole Kayle's Orb not me!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 25, 2010, 09:55:33 AM
Seth has nothing against you; he just wanted the orb. Anyway, everything seemed to be going your way.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 25, 2010, 09:57:17 AM
How so? Kayle, Reese and Caitlin have been wounded and knocked out many times, Caitlin kidnapped, Reese nearly killed twice, I went through more trouble to get a single orb than you did to get two, and besides no one is attacking YOU.  I apologize Zackirus, I got confused there, but then again, Kayle, Reese and Caitlin didn't see Seth so they might assume you stole it.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 10:00:33 AM
That Well, I did leave the drag marks which makes it look like somone did it, but if they meet me again I will clear it up with them
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 25, 2010, 10:04:15 AM
I don't believe I have two orbs...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 25, 2010, 11:56:21 AM
My bad, that was Rainen... but still Kayle had to hire a Mechanic who had to consult with a teddy bear and dig for the orb and then return it to Kayle while being spotted, you just knocked all three out with one sentence and took it.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on June 25, 2010, 12:31:44 PM
Wow, I'm not sure if I can join now, but I'll just try to be one of those characters that comes in in the middle of the story.
Name: Les
Race: Psy
Faction: Rebellion
Affinity: Fire
Stats: Rather High health, Moderate attack, and amazing speed.
BIO: More than a little bit skilled in healing, and a moderately accomplished pyromancer, not greatly skilled in mind control.
Other: somewhat young and aspiring and sometimes headstrong recently joined the rebellion and is now mid ranking.

Currently going on a patrol with two others, neither of which are highly skilled.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 25, 2010, 01:01:56 PM
Feel free to join whenever!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 25, 2010, 01:46:31 PM
Seth was spreading money around, but so far hadn’t managed to turn anything up much about the orbs other than some half-garbled nonsense about a man with a blood red sword. However, upon researching this man, there happened to be several sightings, brief ones, certainly, and the descriptions were sketchy, but it was definitely the same person. He had paid several people to start searching, but he doubted that they would find much; this person was obviously skilled in evasion. Nonetheless, he felt the blood thrill through his veins. The hunt was on.

OOC: Rainen, how powerful if your character in relevance to mine?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 01:52:02 PM
OOC: You know steelfist Zack is still following Seth
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 25, 2010, 02:13:02 PM
Steel, what are you suggesting between Rainen and the orbs?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 25, 2010, 02:22:09 PM
Well, I was thinking, we could either be enemies, or we could work together. His choice, really

He only has one orb, doesn't he?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 25, 2010, 02:27:56 PM
Mako recalled someone Contacting him before he flew away from the area, something about a proposition.

I might as well go, thought Mako, It can't be any worse off.

Mako retraced his steps and flew to the meeting place, where he was confronted by two figures, the two that were visible, anyway.

OOC: The two being Seth and Zack, Seth's backup is hiding.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 07:14:08 PM
Zack and Seth watched a the huge white creature- a spriggat flew down from the sky and landed sort of 25 meters away from him. Zack looked at the spriggat and realised it was the same spriggat from before. “So..” Zack spoke aloud breaking the slience, “are you going to kill me?” Zack said the question almost like he was asking for the weather. Zack then turned around and said to Seth “Can I talk to him first..”. “Make it quick” Seth responded. Zack waited to see whether or not the spriggat was going to attack him.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 25, 2010, 07:16:23 PM
"What the?" Mako said, confused, "Kill you, why would I...? Oh, you're the guy who cost me my hiding spot, aren't you?"

OOC: It's up to Zack whether he wants to reveal that or not.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 25, 2010, 07:22:24 PM
"Have you ever met someone else with Blonde hair and blue eyes such as mine?" Zack laughed. "No hard feelings though as I did knock out that Fat guy for you so were kind of even. “Are you going to kill me or not because I actually want to formally introduce myself to you". Zack continued after he thought what could give the creature the best laugh.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 25, 2010, 07:29:56 PM
"Well..." Mako thought about it, "If it weren't for you, I'd be dead, so we're even. What's your name, then?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 26, 2010, 08:27:59 AM
"My Name is Zack Arcon" Zack responded "and, by what I have heard you are: Mako Ker." Zack put his hand out for the spriggat to shake it.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 26, 2010, 02:19:17 PM
Mako shook Zack's hand cautiosly, while looking for any hidden backup.

"So, now that that's settled," Mako said, now looking at Seth, "Why am I here?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 26, 2010, 02:40:03 PM
Seth stepped forward. "Mako. I'm glad you came. You are currently working for the rebellion. My rates, I assure you, are much better. I need somebody to handle a search. A person. I can give you a description, should you choose to accept this task. Also, it has come to my attention that the legendary orbs are, in fact, real. I wish to possess these, and the search for the person ties in with this rather closely. I cannot do this myself, as my work for the Nationalist league does not give me time, but you, I am certain, could accomplish this. Should you choose to accept the task, we can get down to negotiating price. Do you accept?”

OOC: Bear in mind that Seth is somewhat rich. His deceased father was minister of trade, and the Nationalists pay well.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 26, 2010, 02:41:58 PM
"I like the way you operate," said Mako, smirking, "I'm in, who's this, 'person?'"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 26, 2010, 02:51:45 PM
Seth handed him a piece of paper. "All we have is a sketchy description, but he is recognised by the blood-red sword he carries. It's all on there. Focus on the orbs, though. I suspect that will lead you to him."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on June 26, 2010, 03:10:54 PM
Rainen stood up.  He had been meditating and restoring a large amount of reserves of power so that he could manipulate his own body and manipulate shields in any way he wanted. Alright time to get back in action.  My first task is to find more of these orbs and then I need to find what the real source was that Mystic sent me here for. He reached out with his mind and found a gathering of people. he recognized the three in a clearing as the three that seemed to be fighting against the kids.  He recognized the one he contacted and the large white one called a sprigat. and many more hidden.  He implanted slight feelings of boredom, pacifism and longing to return home in the many hidden warriors in order to create a disturbance and avoid detection.  After awhile he walked towards the gathering and reached out with his mind.  I have some questions for you three.  Come with me and leave your army behind. Rainen walked away leaving a mental trail and stood right next to another clearing.

OOC: If Rainen wanted to, he could appear as a god but due to the lack of essence in cerra bella (the energy that gives him power) he was forced to adapt and take on a more normal form.  He is able to throw up a life shield which in character is explained as using both mind and light abilities to restore life by manipulating the electric current that runs through the human body and removing all sensations of pain from memory.  He can also create a sort of solid state shield around any object and with enough power he can even create one under the outer layer of his skin.  As of now it is possible for him to die but none of you acting alone could do it.  Due to his nature he won't kill any of you so don't worry about that.  Also the sword is attached to him telepathically so he can recall it whenever he wants.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 26, 2010, 03:52:59 PM
Mako could feel a familiar presence in his mind, he couldn't tell where he felt it before, or what it did, but he thought it had something to do with the Psys, so he was cautious.

"Alright," Mako said, recalling to have seen this individual, "But first, I want a price and sometime to prepare."

Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 26, 2010, 04:37:12 PM
Seth was spreading money around, but so far hadn’t managed to turn anything up much about the orbs other than some half-garbled nonsense about a man with a blood red sword. However, upon researching this man, there happened to be several sightings, brief ones, certainly, and the descriptions were sketchy, but it was definitely the same person. He had paid several people to start searching, but he doubted that they would find much; this person was obviously skilled in evasion. Nonetheless, he felt the blood thrill through his veins. The hunt was on.

OOC: Rainen, how powerful if your character in relevance to mine?
Is the man with the blood red sword Rainen?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 26, 2010, 04:46:26 PM
Yes. I suspect an alliance might be in order. Seth combined with his team could probably defeat him, but Seth would see that as a waste, and Seth's resources might be useful to Rainen, too.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 26, 2010, 04:48:23 PM
He only has one orb, doesn't he?
Are you referring to Rainen here also?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 26, 2010, 04:51:40 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 26, 2010, 04:54:13 PM
My question is why would Seth get information about Rainen while looking for information about the orbs, unless they were connected?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 26, 2010, 04:56:27 PM
Well, the yellow orb is incorporated into the sword. When asking about the yellow orb, someone might mention that they saw a guy with a red sword that had something that glowed yellow where a pommel stone would normally be.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 26, 2010, 07:29:56 PM
Zack watching the meeting and wondered what these orbs things were. Well, they must be pretty powerful if this guy wants to Mako to find them . "Umm, I hate to interrupt," Zack called as he turned around and looked at the man who made the deal, "but you wouldn't mind if I just leave now and go off would you?” Zack wondered if this man would enlist him because he did follow him and learn about his plan. Then again , Zack thought, he might be able to help me get back home, but it is pretty risky .
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on June 27, 2010, 06:44:56 AM
OOC: So are you just going to totally ignore my post or what? its not like i'm cheating or anything.

IC: Rainen reached out and scanned the clearing.  The three he contacted didn't seem to be responding to his message. He strengthened his connection with the three so that they would feel it and again told them to follow the trail he left behind as well as leaving the army.  I really hope they don't try to attack me...   As an after thought Rainen encased himself in a protective shield that was bound to the outer layer of his skin ((the solid state shield i was talking about))

OOC: also as I explained before and am now reminding you, Rainen is able to completely isolate his own mind. In character it is explained as using light abilities to change the electric current running through his body and using mind abilities to hide the change.  what that does is it makes it impossible for people to read his mind. its like trying to shout to a person in outer space without the help of radios or other means of carrying sound waves.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 27, 2010, 08:46:48 AM
We weren't ignoring your post. My character isn't in the habit of running at anyone's beck or call, however, and he was in the middle of a negotiation, after all. I can't be bothered to post right now. Maybe later.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 27, 2010, 09:33:23 AM
I have some questions for you three.  Come with me and leave your army behind.
That part seems like you are trying to convince them to join you, not that you are (Are you?), and it kind of does make it look like you are cheating, as in taking away our men, when it was never specified whether or not they were loyal followers, which they should be, if they're not part of the Rebellion.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 27, 2010, 10:19:12 AM
What army, I don't even take sides! I don't even know what is going on here! Zack told the voice after he had heard in it his head.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 27, 2010, 11:14:45 AM
Seth looked sharply at Zack, and then said, telepathically, I think we should go. He looked at Mako. "We should continue our discussions while walking - in that direction. He nodded, and followed Seth as he walked off, following the mental trail, and mentally telling his team to follow at a distance. Eventually, they arrived at a clearing, with the team about a minute away. Seth hesitated, looking around the clearing, then walked directly to where Rainen was concealed, at the edge of the clearing. "You can come out. I know you are there, and I am not currently hostile toward you."He said.

OOC: You said you stood next to the clearing, so I assumed you meant you concealed yourself.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 27, 2010, 01:43:55 PM
"Okay, so now what?" said Reese.
"Well, we should just rest right now," said Kayle.  "I'm completely drained of power from healing us.  You two are partially drained.  Without the orb, there's no way we'll ever be able to summon Mortiferous for long enough."
"We need a new hideout," said Caitlin.  "Mako will probably return, for over a hundred thousand gold I would.  It was probably a Nationalist who attacked us, so they know where we are, this Zack person definitely can't be trusted and he knows this cave, so we'll need a new place."
"What about Sibelius' Grove?" suggested Reese.
"Possibly," said Kayle.  "Or maybe... I'm not sure.  Nationalists hate us, Rebels hate us, we have an assassin trying to kill us, a Tratenite whose allegiance we can't tell, the Shadowlings probably won't help us, the Ravinalians are too far away, I'm not sure about the Psy Academy, what other faction is left?"
"Only one," said Caitlin.  "The Folk of the Woods."
"Them?" said Reese.  "With all our enemies, they won't even stand a chance.  Against Nationalists, Rebels, and probably Tratenites-"
"What makes you think that?" asked Kayle.
"I don't trust Zack.  He knew too much about Cera Bella, more than an average Tratenite should know.  Unless he fought in the first war, which he's far too young to have done, he's obviously not some Tratenite here by accident."
"Life's not fair, Reese," said Caitlin.  "With our luck he's just some overeducated Tratenite with overpowered access to knowledge of our races."
"Back to the topic," said Kayle, "if we've decided no one else can help us, seeing as we don't have enough money to bribe the Mechanics or Helenites, what do we do?"
"We still need a hideout," said Caitlin.  "What about Lake Alto? Or maybe the Deeper Downs?"
Reese shook his head.  "Not the Deeper Downs, for all we know Mako could have some allies there.  Lake Alto sounds good."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: algebra15 on June 27, 2010, 09:09:15 PM
I'd like to join, if no one objects.

Name: Ptolemaeus.
Race: Human... ish Psy.
Class: Psy Craftsman (who do you think makes orbs?)
Affinity: (Half-developed) Shadow. Emphasis on Psy telekinetic force manipulation. (That's what I meant by Gravity)
Faction: Shadowling Merchants; like Malis (currently unaware of situation in Hubras)
Powers/Attacks: Never got the hang of much offensive Psy, even Mind Blast. Can aim small objects with accuracy: Sand Blast. Can generate gravity fields: Area and strength are factors that affect how long he can hold it. When very angry/upset/frightened, can lift up to 10x own weight, or make a gravity field in a person to wreak havoc on internal tissue. Mostly a craftsman, uses fields to manipulate very small objects with precision.

Bio:

Origin Story
Spoiler
By birth, Ptolemaeus was human. When he was a very small child, seven months at the most, he was

abandoned. "Bad luck," said his mother, and if superstitions held, she was right. Ever since Ptolemy (for that

was how he was called; Ptolemaeus was a mouthful) had been born, things of an unpleasant nature had

been happening around him. At two months, his first nanny nearly choked to death on some baby food; the

last thing she saw before blacking out was Ptolemy staring back at her with a cheeky little grin on his face.

The nanny reported the incident to the mother. At five months, his grandmother saw a pointed tail on the

boy, and had a heart attack. It was a trick of the light. At six and a half months, his sister broke her arm

when she slipped on a superball toy belonging to Ptolemy. None of these incedents by themselves would

have condemned the child to abandonment, but added together they looked suspicious, and his slightly

webbed fingers closed the case. Soon after the arm-breaking, his mother had had enough. On a sailing trip,

Ptolemy's mother "dropped" him and his wicker crib into the murky lake. At the ceremony that celebrated

the all-too-short life of Ptolemaeus, she didn't shed a tear. Good riddance, she thought.

Poor Ptolemy, at this time, was drifting down the D'Lourus river [Də - low (sounds like "cow") - rəs] (a

small one; it wouldn't show up on a map, say, in-game). Ptolemy was developing a consciousness of sorts at

this point, but couldn't quite control his powers. He hadn't wanted to eat that nasty food; so he made the

person giving it to him try some, to see how awful it was. The grandmother's incident was purely

coincidental. But at six-and-a-half months, he had had enough of his sister poking and prodding and

altogether treating him none too kindly. Now, in a sinking crib, he wanted more than anything to keep the

water out. He had noticed that when the water went up, he went down. If he went down, there would be

too much water, because the water was cold. Keep... the water... AWAY!, he thought, and the water,

which had rather sneakily been creeping up to his waist, suddenly sprayed out of the crib in a mist.

The D'Lourus river led into the sea to the west of Cera Bella, but currents and waves kept Ptolemy, who

was, by now, quite soaked, very tired, but not drowned. His small craft drifted north, and Ptolemy grew

more and more weary with each passing minute. Finally, his little body couldn't take it any more, and he

passed out. The crib slowly filled with water, sloshing in, leaking through, and when it was minutes away

from sinking into the waves forever, a shadowling cargo ship came by.

     "How irritating," said Momentus, the head of a shadowling trade company, for the tenth time that day.

"How irritating that while we may float above the waves like...." Momentus was at a loss. "What are those

fleshy flying things that we see close to shore?" he asked.
     "Birdsss...?" provided a sailor.
     "Yesss.... birds. How irritating that while we may float above the waves like.. birds, our cargo may

not, and thus we musst craft a boat to carry it all. And who among us likes that?" Momentus let out a

medium-level Scan to find who among the crew agreed. When he did so, however, he found another thought

stream he didn't recognize. He focused in on it, and recoiled when he found it was a fleshling. Was it

possible they had a stowaway? No, he would have sensed it when it boarded. He looked over the side of the

boat for the fleshling, and was surprised a second time to find a waterlogged crib with a small youngling in it.
     "Fleshling... overboard," Momentus called out to no one in particular. The crew responded, and the

crib and its occupant were quickly lifted onto the deck.
     "Let'ssss... eat it!" cried the head cook, pulling out a knife that looked rather capable of evil. Many

shadowlings, hungry since their last meal, murmured an agreement.
     "NO!" cried a pink shadowling.
     "Explain yourself," Momentus demanded.
     "I... owed a fleshling my life once. Then that fleshling died, so I extended my debt to the flashlings in

general. This is an opportunity to repay that debt, and I won't let you eat him. The rest of you can go shove

your plumes in a hole for all I care (A very crude insult among shadowlings)."
     "Shove our plumes in a hole? I say you need more respect in you. Or maybe it's in there, and I need

to take it out...?" (This is a popular line among shadowlings, made popular by the song I Know There's A

Heart In There Somewhere
)
     The female shadowling shrieked, and floated off the boat as fast as she could, carrying the child with her.

Picture:
(http://thumbnails32.imagebam.com/8627/06305b86266982.jpg)

Edit: some people were interested in how pink shadowlings could be. This is because of a  new device that had been gaining popularity with the shadowlings, which altered the color of a plume. It comes in multiple colors; blue, for young shadowlings trying  to look older, purple for old green shadowlings trying to look young again, and silly colours like pink for the shadowlings trying to take  on pink a ashadowling thing.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 27, 2010, 09:52:05 PM
You should probably explain the existence of pink shadowlings.
As for Gravity affinity; I'm not sure.  Everything seems to have something to balance it, right? Fire/Ice, Shadow/Light, Mental/Physical, so what would balance Gravity?  Entropy?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: algebra15 on June 28, 2010, 08:46:15 AM
Exactly.

@ prunes
Read it from the beginning.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: pruneman on June 28, 2010, 08:47:42 AM
i dont get this game.
please explain.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 28, 2010, 08:51:46 AM
Hmm, Brom, I don't think it quite fits. Perhaps he could just be very strong at telekinesis, and bad at all other forms of Psy. It would require a few changes, but it would work better within the game. Obviously, the final decision is yours, Brom.

Oh and pruneman - have you never played an RP before?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: pruneman on June 28, 2010, 09:00:04 AM
depends what an rp is
sorry for my stupidity
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 28, 2010, 09:13:22 AM
Zack had no interest in meeting this person which he had communicated with telepathically. “I’ll be leaving now.” Zack said to both Mako and Seth. “Oh, and don’t come looking for me unless it is really important, besides (looking at Mako) nobody in this place wants me dead or hunted” he joked as he walked off in no particular direction. After he had reached a small clearing he got his bearings and looked at his map. He didn’t know where in relation Traten was to Cera Bella but he could easily find out if he went to a city. He looked at the map and noticed four points of interest. Psy Academy, Ravinville, Somnus, and Hubras City. Well Hubras is filled with rich people but I don’t think any of them will help me, Ravinville is too far away, I don’t think I would be able to go to Psy Academy, So my only option is Somnus Zack thought after analyzing the map. He put the map back in his bag when he noticed his crossbow was gone from the side of his bag. “My Crossbow!” Zack screamed and he took his bag off and searched it. “It’s not here!”. He put his bag on and continued to walk towards Somnus, thinking where he could get a new crossbow. Unknown to him though, a couple rebels had scanned him behind the trees in the clearing.....    
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 28, 2010, 01:22:04 PM
Mako didn't expect this Zack to leave the meeting until he announced it via telepathy.

"I’ll be leaving now," Zack thought to both Mako and Seth, "Oh, and don’t come looking for me unless it is really important, besides (looking at Mako) nobody in this place wants me dead or hunted," he joked as he walked off in no particular direction.

When Zack walked off, "Well, that was something," Mako said.

"Yeah," said Seth.

"Anyway," Mako said, switching the subject, "How much is he worth to you?" he asked, looking towards the clearing...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: pruneman on June 28, 2010, 01:47:19 PM
how do i join? :) :) ???
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 28, 2010, 01:50:39 PM
You create a Character, and then you post your characters action, please refer to other people's character's if you want a template to make a character
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: algebra15 on June 28, 2010, 02:00:02 PM
Ptolemy set out to figure out what had happened to the envoy of tradesman that had traveled in the direction of Hubras -- and never returned. Half walking and half floating, he bounced his way up from the deep underground at Somnus, up to the high overground land. As a seaman, Ptolemy was used to the chill air of the surface, but every time he opened the hatch (the Shadowlings had set up a set of hatches which prevented access unless let in from the inside. This only applied strictly to the minor hatches, and the major hatches were held open for most of the hours of the day for visitors to the Great City of Somnus and the Shadowling Republic), he was a bit shaken at the sudden... life in the air, and the chill. He had chosen to bring along his pet Nano Golem, Fitos, who was comprised of many moving stone parts animated with Psy. With a big leap and a bit of float to make up the difference, Ptolemy rose out of the hatch, with Fitos clawing his way up the sheer rock wall behind him. Suddenly, a dark shape leaped out from a bushy clump of plainsgrass (a grass found in large quanitities in the plains of the North).
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 28, 2010, 06:40:13 PM
Mako saw the three rebels trying to sneak away from their position, oblivious of him hiding in the bushes.

"Should I take them out?" Mako asked Seth, "They may know too much."

"Let them be," replied Seth, "We have bigger fish to catch."

Mako could tell that Seth was referring to the mysterious human, Rainen.

"Alright," Mako sighed, and continued to wait for Rainen's response to Seth's call.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on June 29, 2010, 10:44:54 AM
meanwhile. Les' patrol consisting of himself+two incompetents is making noise, noise enough for Mako Ker to notice.
Mako turns around to see the patrol.

mako may decide what to do next
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 29, 2010, 10:55:09 AM
namelesskitty, try and use proper grammar and punctuation.  Write it as if you were writing a book (use and instead of + or &.)  Avoid character control also.  Write using past tense.

IC:
Meanwhile, Les' patrol, consisting of himself and two 'incompetents', was making noise.  Enough noise for Mako Ker to notice.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 29, 2010, 10:56:20 AM
OOC: Rainen hasn't been on for a while so can we skip his scene and come back to it
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on June 29, 2010, 10:57:13 AM
Sorry Brom.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 29, 2010, 02:45:18 PM
Duskling, they haven't tried to escape yet, they're still making plans, and having them sneak away is kind of character control.  And if you're close enough to see us escape, then they're close enough to hear your conversation.
@algebra15: I agree with Steel's solution, Gravity doesn't really fit... although maybe he could use Psy Power to increase or decrease the amount of force pulling on an object? (Within limitations, of course.)

IC:
Reese walked back into the cave.
"Hey guys.  I found Mako and Zack, they're talking to some other guy and they haven't noticed us yet.  You want to listen in on them?"
"Sure," said Caitlin.  The three crept outside and climbed up the tree Zack had fallen out of.  All three intently listened in on the telepathic conversation until Zack walked away.
"Should we leave now?" said Kayle.
Reese shook his head.  "We wait.  If they decide to attack us again, we'll have to fight.  If they leave, that's our chance to get away."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 29, 2010, 06:50:20 PM
OOC: Note to everyone waiting for Rainen to say what next. Since he hasn't been on recently we are going to pretend that Rainen never connacted us to speed up gameplay. I will would have left the way I did though...

Rainen you can always connact us again whenever you come back
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 29, 2010, 06:51:43 PM
@Zack: I didn't mean, pretend it didn't happen, after all that's pretty much character control.  I meant if you're going to ignore him or turn down his offer you can go ahead...
Since he hasn't been on, how about this: you can pretend Rainen never contacted you and when he gets back, he can decide whether or not it's fair?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on June 29, 2010, 06:55:02 PM
I already did, I just want some of the other players like Duskling/Steelfist/Bromtaghon characters to be active again
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 29, 2010, 06:56:42 PM
I wonder where Ersatz is? He hasn't made a single IC yet.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 29, 2010, 07:00:10 PM
I don't think Mike has, either.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 29, 2010, 08:33:12 PM
You can still choose to respond to namelesskitty's post if you want, Dusk, without affecting the whole missing rainen situation.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on June 29, 2010, 08:44:25 PM
OOC: What about the "still dealing with Seth" situation?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 30, 2010, 08:35:33 AM
I'll PM rainen. Give him a chance to post.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 30, 2010, 08:37:25 AM
He hasn't been on for three days.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 30, 2010, 09:15:46 AM
Hmm, well, just wait and see. I don't feel comfortable just cutting him out of the game, however briefly.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 30, 2010, 09:19:32 AM
You could write an in-depth backstory if you're bored, or maybe write profiles for your team.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on June 30, 2010, 09:25:14 AM
Good point, but I already did the profiles.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 01, 2010, 09:46:53 AM
Zack stood on a hill sweeping the surroundings of any point of reference he could make. I’m lost, he thought as he checked his map for the third time. Zack slowly marched down the hill at a haggard pace, if he was lost then just great; it wasn’t as though help was going to rain down from the skies. “Ughhh” he murmured as he sat down on a rock. He began to think back to his life in Traten; warm bed, friends, and a peaceful environment. Here he only had to walk 1 kilometre to find a fight going on. He stared at his surrounding in disbelief. In Traten he remembered all the coniferous trees in his parent’s yard the snow that fell around 6 months of the year. He looked at this warm climate shook his head angrily. I need to get home he thought. He was so wrapped up in his thinking though he didn’t hear somepeople approach him stealth fully from behind and hit him in the back with a couple a shadow-blasts...

OOC: I was thinking that Traten would have the environment of Northern Ontario just for future refrence okay everyone!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 01, 2010, 04:06:41 PM
@Zackirus: I'm assuming you intended those people to be Caitlin, Kayle and Reese? Because remember there's no character control.  I'll go with it anyways.

Ic:
Caitlin came back into the cave.  "Reese, Kayle, that Zack guy from Traten's walking away from the group.  He's not heading towards the cave, I think he's forgotten about us."
"Do you want to capture him again?" asked Kayle.
Reese shrugged.  "Not really.  For all we know he might overpower us."
Caitlin nodded.  "I mean, he was somewhat weakened from falling out a tree before, he could be more powerful than we know."  She paused.  "He might not even be human.  I mean, we don't know anything about Traten's races."
"You think he's some kind of humanoid alien?"
"Maybe.  In any case, let's run now before they notice us."  She glanced out.  "There are some people behind him, looks like an ambush."
"I don't care, let's get out," said Kayle.
The three quickly snuck out of the cave and ran into the forest towards Lake Alto...
...Just as a couple of shadowblasts hit Zack in the back.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 01, 2010, 05:25:24 PM
I think i get the rules by now. Hope its not to late to start.

Mike walked down a path in the Great Forest. The birds were chirping, the sun was shining, and he hated all of it. The whole serene nature thing had never interested him. He had just recieved a new target- a Rebel shadowling named Lala. He had been told that she would be an easy target, and had surpassed the expectations of all by living this long. However, she had become a passionate leader of the Rebels, having learned to become a great orator from her many years. This killing would be easy; he had no doubt he could handle her bodyguards in his sleep. But he would be paid. That was the important thing. And his saftey. As long as the Nationalists gave him that, he was content. Not happy, but he almost never was. He set off in pursuit of his target- she lived in the deeper downs, according to the nationalists' scanners.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 01, 2010, 10:12:05 PM
Speaking of which, Dusk- how long do Spriggats live? Because Mako's parents fought in the Shadow Wars, which were 30-40 years before a century before this took place.  

Also, mikew- it might just be an unoriginal name, but remember the Lala from TRPG2 was green, and by TSoG is close to death.  A century after? I'd put my money on dead and forgotten.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 01, 2010, 10:42:44 PM
Speaking of which, Dusk- how long do Spriggats live? Because Mako's parents fought in the Shadow Wars, which were 30-40 years before a century before this took place.
Oh, I'll have to change that. In a second, I will alter history that will make Mako hate Rebels!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 01, 2010, 10:44:59 PM
...but he's still willing to kill Nationlist hits?
I know, I know, the one with the money.  Same thing with Osrie, really- he hates the Rebels, and hates the Psys more- but he'll sell to anyone who pays him a decent load of cash.
Incidentally, I changed my post after Zackirus' due to a... misunderstanding.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 02, 2010, 08:30:06 AM
Zack’s vision was hazy as he awoke. He looked around and noticed he was in a dank cell which in the corner lay a dead man. He looked beyond his cell and noticed that there was a guard watching him. “So you’re finally awake bub.” Sneered the guard looking down at Zack. “Where..... Where am I?” Zack asked, his voice sounding very horse. “Why you’re at our base and this is where we keep people like you!” The Guard laughed almost suggesting that Zack should know where he was. “But... I...” Zack stuttered before he was cut off. “The boss is h’re” The Guard stated looking down a corridor. A man with several scars across his face and a metal leg clunked into the passage way and stared down at Zack. He has one eye which had a scar across it and another of his eyes was all grey. “So you are awake now” the man voice sounded gruff and metallic “Do  you know why you are here”. “No” answered Zack. “Well your father has refused to pay us our monthly pay so we are taking his most prized possession... you.” “But wait I’m not.....” Zack started before he cut himself off thinking. If I say that man isn’t my father then they will ask where I am from and I might get caught. “part of this”. He continued “Look Drake, you are with us until we get the money” He man left in a clank and soon it was only the guard staring at him. “Who was that?” Zack asked the guard. “General Detore” Responded the guard. Zack sat down at the edge of his cell and slowly drifted off to an eerie sleep.

His Nightmare returned but he only saw a quick flash before it ended in his memory...

 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 02, 2010, 11:42:05 AM
@Duskling: I was reading the Psy Academy wishlist when I stumbled upon:
It would be nice to get a cameo appearance from Grotius- it is clear from info fonud in TRPG2 that Spriggats live a  very long time, like Shadowlings (ie several hundred years, by old forumers' estimation), so he probably is still teaching at the Psy Academy.

So your character's old bio actually worked.  If you want you can change it back.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 02, 2010, 12:50:36 PM
In my imagination he would be 20-30.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 02, 2010, 02:52:39 PM
Whoa. In case you didn't know, this is like a century after TRPG3, so, as far as we know, they're all gone. If Loaylist is not what you mean, then I think you mean "Nationalist."
True. Ill change that.

Also, mikew- it might just be an unoriginal name, but remember the Lala from TRPG2 was green, and by TSoG is close to death.  A century after? I'd put my money on dead and forgotten.
Lala isn't in TsoG yet, and for all we know, shadowlings could live for centuries at the green stage before dying. Besides-it complements the way i intend to make my character a polar opposite of the TRGP2 main.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 02, 2010, 02:54:09 PM
a polar opposite of the TRGP2 main.
Ha! I get it...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 02, 2010, 03:02:10 PM
a polar opposite of the TRGP2 main.
Ha! I get it...

Is it because the TRPG2 Main was Pyrokinetic?

Completely off-topic, @Dusk
Is the planet in your sig Mandalore and are its inhabitants Mandalorians?  If not, do I get four points for effort?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 02, 2010, 03:10:01 PM
Completely off-topic, @Dusk
Is the planet in your sig Mandalore and are its inhabitants Mandalorians?  If not, do I get four points for effort?
Spoiler
Yep, twenty points for Brom, let's see if you can guess the next one. Here's (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mandalorian) some help.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 03, 2010, 01:20:39 PM
OOC: hey guys sorry for the mia.  I got insanely busy at camp and didn't have the time to get on and post. since i'm not sure how often i'll be on i'll write myself out of the main plot line and go on a gathering power sub plot.

IC: Rainen had been running for hours.  that feeling was horrible... It felt like something just stabbed me in the back and drained all my power...  He had made a copy of himself using a vast combination of abilities in order to create a doppleganger that might give him enough time to run away while changing his form into that of a younger male of the same build  Whatever that thing was it's long gone by now Rainen clutched his sword, the yellow orb embedded in it still feeding him power if it wasn't for this thing i would have died... he kept running and running and eventually came to a clearing with an enormous building in it. that must be the psy academy that was going through that one guys mind  Rainen walked up to the school and passed though the gate.  He asked a guard how he could enroll and was sent to the main office.  He talked to the lady at the desk and eventually he became enrolled as a red cape.  According to the schools records, he was a seven year old boy who was abandoned by his parents because he was a psy.  the school searched him and found no trace of the sword he alway carried, it was sealed away in a space that can't fully be explained. They tested him and discovered he was already able to use pryokinetic abilities.  Upon scanning his mind, they only found memories that matched up perfectly with his story right down to the name of his parents and the date he ran away.  The rest was hidden away by his abilities which in themselves didn't even leave a trace.  Days passed and his reputation grew throughout the school as a prodigy who surpassed all others.  Even the abilities of the hero of the shadowling wars seemed to be forgotten around him. 

OOC: ok so it's almost time for me to go again.  The camp is going to a red barons game and i have a few more posts to make before i go.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 03, 2010, 02:32:41 PM
Are you suggesting that Rainen is more powerful than the main of TRPG? Because, if so, that may be going a little far. Bear in mind that he beat Nelis (if you took that path), and she was essentially a god. Rainen, I believe, is supposed to be a demi-god, or have similar capabilities. Therefore, if someone could beat Nelis, they could probably beat Rainen.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 03, 2010, 02:38:10 PM
I can believe he's a prodigy.  Seeing as the Shadow Wars were 120-150 years ago, reports about the mysterious human who lead the Spriggats to victory might be a bit distorted; they might even see the Main as a demi-god.  Also, he's not saying he's more powerful- he's just saying they forgot about the main.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 03, 2010, 02:45:20 PM
The trees rustled, and there was a scream, horribly drawn out, as if something or someone was in mortal agony, and a second later, an inhuman screeching. Seth’s eyes narrowed. Apparently, this person would not be coming. He spun and plunged into the forest, heading away from whatever had made the noise, with Mako just behind. He instructed his team via telepathy to meet him in the clearing just ahead. At that very moment, he saw Mako take off. He paused, to listen for signs of pursuit. There was silence. He turned, and screamed, just once.

There was silence.

OOC: Yes, I just killed off my character, but I intend for him to become a spirit, or possibly be resurrected.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 03, 2010, 02:50:41 PM
Interesting- I intended to make Reese die, too, originally- but I think I'll keep him alive.

For now.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 03, 2010, 02:53:48 PM
I am also considering making mine go insane/turn into a Djinn.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 03, 2010, 03:28:23 PM
And he's not saying he's more powerful- he's just saying they forgot about the main.
First of all, that's a grammatical error. Secondly, he is saying he's more powerful, as in, he's so powerful that how powerful the TRPG Main was in their eyes, he's so powerful, that they're forgetting that.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 03, 2010, 04:42:35 PM
Well, I think that being more powerful than the Main is slightly ridiculous, especially considering how most people had him ridiculously overtrained.

But, perhaps people have forgotten the full extent of the Main's powers.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 03, 2010, 04:47:41 PM
Well, I think that being more powerful than the Main is slightly ridiculous, especially considering how most people had him ridiculously overtrained.
@Steelfist: Also considering that we're going to have to fight him later on

@Rainen: Could you power Rainen down to a more... beatable level? At least to a level where he would have trouble fighting the baddies, i.e., Mako, Mike, Seth (if he comes back), etc.?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 03, 2010, 04:48:53 PM
We may not have to fight him. Then again, knowing Seth . . .

Edit: Here's my chapter.


He was in darkness. What was his name? Who was he? Seth, he remembered, and with that name came flooding back, thousands of memories. He was Seth, and he was rushing upward toward a tiny pinprick of light. It got bigger, and bigger, until he was so close it was blinding, so he tried to close his eyes, but he had no eyes; he was darkness, moving through darkness, moving into the light . . .

And everything was dark once more. He opened his eyes, and looked around. He started, as he realised that he was hovering several metres above the ground, and below him was his body. “Ah” He said, or tried to say. No sound came out of his mouth, but he clearly heard it. There was no sign of ‘it’. He realised that he ought to be repeating his name, but he didn’t understand why; he could remember his perfectly. He went toward where his team should be waiting. He would lead them, and he would get the two things he wanted most;

He wanted revenge. And he wanted his body back. The glimmer of his luminescent grin was clearly visible in the gloom beneath the trees.

OOC: I wonder if there are any forces abroad in the land that could bring someone back to life? Oh, and, does dying enhance psy powers, and can you have a shadow affinity ghost?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 03, 2010, 05:38:15 PM
Zack had been sitting in the cell for 2 days and it was pretty boring. He got feed sludge every 10 hours and there was nothing to do. Thankfully, they had removed he dead body from his cell and it was a bit roomier now. As Zack looked at the guard he noticed  it was the same guard who had been watching him the entire 48 hours.

“Don’t you ever sleep” asked Zack as he yawned deeply.

“I sleep very rarely and besides my sift is almost over.” Replied the guard standing up and stretching.

The guard paced around the room for around 5 minutes until their was a huge clank at the door down the hall. The guard moved down  the hall and opened a small hatch.

“I’m here to take your shift” scratchy and gurff voice said.

“Guard Sign?” yawned the guard almost by memory.

The second guard handed the guard a small piece of parchment and the guard opened the door. The other guard walked in and sat down on the same chair as the first guard had. For the next 4 hours the guard stared at him.

You’re borin’....” The man said leaning back in the chair.

“Wha... Wha?”

“Well you haven’t talked or moved much in the past bit and you haven’t tried escaping”.

Suddenly the door burst open and three guards were dragging a girl in the door and around the corner. She had pink hair and she was wearing some fancy dress of some sort. She actually looked kind of pretty (to Zack). The guards placed her roughly in the cell in front of Zacks’ and General Detore entered the area with a clunk.

He looked at Zack and smiled, “apparently, you are not our boss’s son, too bad but we are keeping you in here for a while for wasting our time.”

“And you Missy.” General Detore said to the girl who had just mumbled as she awoke from unconsciousness, “Look you like your the daughter of some rich Nationalist, we will hold you for ransom like the guy in front you. “Now, all guards, we have a meeting.” All the guards got up and walked with the General to the door where they locked it tightly....

OOC: I’m glad I decided to leave the area when I did!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 03, 2010, 05:54:06 PM
His team had been surprised, of course, but they had welcomed him back. He was leading them to the capital, where he would resupply, after, he intended to head to Somnus, in order to find out how the shadowling queen had resurrected beings.

OOC: If he picks up your mind, he might just come to your rescue.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 03, 2010, 06:09:12 PM
OOC: You mean Zack, right? Just so there's no confusion.

IC: Mako was lucky enough to get away from whatever that... thing was.

"Thank God I got outta there!" panted Mako, "What was that thing?"

Mako saw all of Seth's troops now, they looked horrified at what they just saw, but then they looked pleasantly surprised.

"Now what's going on down there?" Mako asked himself...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 03, 2010, 06:31:59 PM
Yeah, I meant Zack. Anyway; I hope you didn't mind the character control, but I figured that was what Mako would do.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 03, 2010, 06:32:51 PM
Sure, no problem, that is what he would do... depending on what the "thing" was.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 03, 2010, 06:35:23 PM
Well, I think that if you were close enough to see it, then you would be too close to get away.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 03, 2010, 10:51:19 PM
And he's not saying he's more powerful- he's just saying they forgot about the main.
First of all, that's a grammatical error.

What is it?

Also, about the whole overpowered Rainen thing- all he needs is an Achilles heel.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 04, 2010, 05:03:33 AM
Hmm, well, true, but I still think that being more powerful than the Main is ridiculous.

Duskling, do you want Mako to make contact with Seth? Because, if so, could you do it soon?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 04, 2010, 08:22:09 AM
OOC: hey guys i'm back for about half a sec i'll edit this later but don't forget rainen isn't from this world and in reality he's over 100 years old.  he does have a weakness and it will be revealed later when he comes back into the main story.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 04, 2010, 08:27:36 AM
The main was actually quite weak, Steelfist, until we had Hellion grind him.  So, quite frankly, if rainen's gone through the same process (paying tens of thousands of gold), he could easily be as strong, if not stronger, than the main.  That is, if he had enough gold.

IC:
Kayle held up a small white sphere.  "Caitlin, do you know what this is?"
"No, what is it?"
"It's a glass ball," he explained.  "Except it's imbued with a Soul Charge."
"Interesting," said Reese.  "So, what does it do?"
Kayle sighed.  "Have you ever heard of necromancy?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 04, 2010, 09:38:07 AM
OOC: yea guys not everybody spent hours grinding to get gold in order to boost the main up to insanely high levels.  some of us just played though normally and saved up money via bonds before cashing them in at the very end.  also about the Achilles heel thing.  Rainen does have a weakness and it has sort of been explained in the earlier portion of this story as well as the vast posts I have made in other rp type stories.  Also Within my posts I'll be explaining the force that most of you have built into your story.

IC: Rainen had been training for hours.  He was slowly letting a larger portion of his abilities surface in order to show vast improvement.  He had been able to keep the fact that he possessed the yellow orb a secret as well as the sword he carried.  He had been able to hide away in a long forgotten corner of the psy academy in order to safely regenerate acceptable amounts of power I have no idea how that thing managed to take away all my power yet still leave me alive... whatever it was it had to be what mystic sent me here for  Rainen stood up and then something seemed to just crush his mind. He fell down onto his knees, panting. not again. please not again after kneeling there for a few seconds he fell to the floor being fully unconscious.  In his mind he saw a being of pure evil.  It seemed to radiate all forms of energy at once creating clashing elements.  It spoke in a voice that could shatter glass Leave these lands at once, these people are my puppets and I will not have you interfere with me. The entity took the form of what Rainen knew was a shadowling and spoke once again the people of these lands tried to kill me once before but they only managed to kill a part of me.    Again the entity changed form only into a giant dark spriggat These lands are the spawning ground of my race and the inhabitants of these lands, whether shadowling spriggat or... human... will never end our existance  The voice and images left Rainen's mind and he awoke once again.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 04, 2010, 10:41:03 AM
Mike sat in the corner of Lala's old house, waiting for a sign of her. After several hours, she arrived. She was pure yellow, and amazingly frail. Her guards, two red shadowlings, scanned the room quickly, and exited. The complete lack of any threat to Lala had apparently lead them to be more lax in security. True, Mike had killed five different shadowlings to enter the empty building, but it looked like it would be his easiest kill in decades. He waited an hour after the Shadowlings had left, and mentally prepared himself. He rose while her back was turned, then quickly elimenated his target with a Cyro blast to the back, followed by a knife to the back before she had time to move. Now for the hard part- the escape. Mike had to kill another seven shadowlings, and stay in Lalas basement for three hours before he was home safe. He decided to return home, for money, rest, and his next target.

OOC: Would the Nationalists leader know who any of the rebel characters are? Im thinking I could get an assignment to kill one of them, then end up changing sides in the process.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 04, 2010, 11:58:46 AM
As in, you're not supposed to use 'and' to begin a sentence?
@Mike: Remember, this is 100 years after TSoG, I doubt Loyalists are still around, also, they wouldn't know/care much about human political events.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 04, 2010, 12:00:16 PM
I think he got them mixed up with Nationalists again. Also, yes, you aren't supposed to use "and" to begin a sentence.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 04, 2010, 12:05:33 PM
My error, I will change that.
IC:
"Necromancy?" asked Caitlin.
Kayle nodded.  "Spirits call it 'reviving.'  As you may know, certain spirits- I've never been able to tell which ones- are able to use necromancy to revive the fallen.   Certain shadowlings, also."  He held up the orb.  "I've slain many spirits, Caitlin.  I've obtained many Soul Charges."  He sighed.  "If I was a spirit, a single Soul Charge could resurrect anyone permanently- or at least until they died again.  However, I'm not one.  This process will require a large number of Soul Charges- and the number increases almost exponentially the longer the person has been dead."
"Who do you intend to revive?"
Kayle smiled.  "You'll see." He frowned.  "Wait a second.  Where's Reese?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 04, 2010, 12:11:51 PM
I think he got them mixed up with Nationalists again. Also, yes, you aren't supposed to use "and" to begin a sentence.
True. My bad.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 04, 2010, 02:04:32 PM
Hmm, a soul charge. Might be useful. . .

Oh, and you can't slay spirits, remember?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 04, 2010, 02:40:42 PM
I know you can only dissipate them.  Kayle doesn't.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 05, 2010, 07:22:38 AM
that really messed with my head... Rainen stood up and sent his sword back to the ether void.  He figured he had gathered enough power to keep up his charade for another day or two  That was definitely one messed up dream... or connection... probably a connection  He walked out of his hiding spot and closed the door, replacing the lock on it as he had done so many times before.  that thing was really messed up...  Rainen darted through the halls away from his hiding spot hoping that nobody would notice him.  What he didn't know is that somebody was hidden behind the corner so that's where he's hiding... I wonder if there's anything in there the stranger quietly sneaked into the room and searched it. Upon discovering nothing of interest he left thinking to himself he probably just goes there and lets his feelings out... he is a young kid after all

OOC: ok so i probably could have stuck with the main story at the rate i'm going but i just realized that this story arc could be really useful for filling plot holes in Rainen's story.  Also in case you didn't put it together yet the puppet i was talking about in my last post was nelis or whoever the boss was in trpg2.  You guys can either explain what "it" is yourselves or just leave the explanation to me in my later posts.  As of now I don't have a name for it so feel free to name it.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 05, 2010, 08:30:05 AM
Brom: I suppose that makes sense; if you didn't know better, you probably would think you'd killed one.

And Rainen; I really do think you should tone down your power slightly.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 05, 2010, 12:38:08 PM
alright i'll think of something.  How come you're not continuing your story?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 05, 2010, 12:59:26 PM
I'm waiting for Dusk to decide what to do; I don't know if he means to return to Seth, or simply fly away. And if he does contact Seth - how do I know what he wants to say?

I loathe using character control without express permission, except in the smallest of circumstances.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 05, 2010, 03:04:37 PM
OOC: Would the Nationalists leader know who any of the rebel characters are? Im thinking I could get an assignment to kill one of them, then end up changing sides in the process.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 05, 2010, 04:47:48 PM
Zack turned away and look as though he was just sitting and waiting. The girl looked around and noticed where she was. She also noticed the figure across from her.

“Hey.... you with the blonde hair what is your name?” she asked.

 Zack pondered his next move, the girl sounded like she was a rich girl and she might not be dangerous, but he couldn’t risk the allegiance of the ‘suspected ‘rich girl’. “My name is Zack...” he answered still looking away from the girl.

“Do you know why we are here?”.

“We are being held ransom.” He said thinking about the answer in his case.

“Are you going to sit and talk to me with your back facing away?” she enquired almost offended by his gestures.

“I didn’t think we were going to talk long” Zack laughed trying to keep up sprits. He turned to face her and saw that not only did she have pink hair but pink eyes as well.

“Well you don’t look like anything I had imaged of a person in person.” She yawned almost like he wasn’t worth her attention. “

Is your hair colour real?” Zack asked just curiously.

“Is yours?” she asked hinting at the answer. She stood and walked over to the bars and Zack heard a hiss. The bar literally froze and she took it off. Zack watched for 20 minutes as she took enough bars to squeeze herself out. As soon as her foot touched the ground a large beeping screeched.

“Oh great...” she whispered.

She was just about to head off when Zack said sarcastically “Well I’ll just stay in here...”

“Fine!” she screamed grabbing the key that was suspended above an empty cell and unlocking his door.

“Thank you” he said as he walked out of the cell and looked at the door. It opened and four men, dressed from head to toe in brown entered the room. The girl shot two Cryo blasts at the first two and they went down. Of the two that were left, one was about to throw a knife but Zack erected a shield in front of the man so that the knife bounced back and stabbed him in the gut. He used a slight mind blast on the second man to knock him unconscious.

“I have an idea” said Zack said as he quickly ran over to the fallen guards. He quickly removed  the guards clothes and put them on. He tossed a pair to the girl and asked “help me drag these guys to our cells.”

“I’m not putting on this!” she screamed dropping the clothes.

“If you don’t princess; we will have more guards come and maybe even stronger ones.” Zack replied putting on the guards clothes. She signed and carefully put on the clothes. Zack moved the body’s to their cells and locked the doors. They both walked together out the door and Zack shouted to another 4 guards approaching “We have the prisoners under control and their cells are locked.”. Zack put the mental image in the guards minds when they approached they bodies and looked them over.

“Alright,” one of the guards said, “Let’s go back and report to General Detore.”

Zack and the girl quickly left the group and headed off towards to exit which they found quite easily thanks to pure luck. On their way, they had also found Zack’s backpack which still had the map but no gold on it. They left the building and noticed they were in some sort of small town and it was night. They quickly left the town and walked to a small forest where they found a quiet grove of trees with a small pond.

“We can stay here for the night” Zack said taking off the guard’s clothes and throwing them into a tree.

The girl did the same thing and looked at the night sky and yawned deeply “I’m going to bed.”  

“Wait!” said Zack, “We have to sleep in the trees to make sure that if they check this area they won’t find us.

“But the trees are....” She stuttered before Zack cut her off

“Look princess it is either the trees or the prison again” he muttered climbing into the biggest tree in the grove.

“Stop calling me Princess!” she said after she climbed into the tree and laid down on a higher branch.

“Would you prefer me calling you girl, because I don’t have a name to deal use”

“Fine, just don’t call me princess, blondie!” she smiled as she closed her eyes

“Goodnight, Princess” he whispered silently as he too closed his eyes and fell asleep.

OOC: Do I need to make a bio for characters I want to join the story Brom?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 05, 2010, 04:52:27 PM
the only rebels that the nationalists would probably care about are the high ranking or more powerful rebels or rebels that they know personally.  Also from this point on if my story ever wraps around the story of another person and i'm not around to continue it.  You may write me out of that specific section by saying that I was attacked by an unknown force which drained my power causing me to have to run away and hide once again.  If for some reason that doesn't fit with what's going on then and only then may you use character control as long as it's fair and has as small a long term effect as possible.  Since i've had more time recently i've decided that i'm going to write myself back into the main storyline.

IC: Rainen had been running for hours.  He felt a horrible presence lurking around the school, unseen to the naked eye.  He felt the same evil presence as before and decided that it was time to go.  He created a flesh beast that held the same form as his own by drawing from the large reserves of power he had stored up and then proceeded to set a small shed on fire with the beast in it, burning the creature, the stolen uniform, his cape and the shed.  He decided that would be enough to cover his disappearance from the school.  After deciding he was far enough away he began to teleport in the general direction of lake alto.  After a few minutes he changed his form back to what he used to look like only he made his skin a little more tanned in order to make people think he was in the desert for a long time.  When he was certain he was nearby lake alto he decided that he would search around the lake to see if he could find any hints as to where the orbs were.

OOC: While at the academy Rainen learned a large amount of information about Cerra Bella and it's lands as well as the myths and legends. also in the spoiler is a picture of the demon in a human form and i've decided to name it necifet also I feel like it should have possession of an orb so I drew the blood orb into the picture.  I'm still not 100% satisfied with that name though so still feel free to contribute names.
Spoiler
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu316/killasx/dakrovan.jpg)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 05, 2010, 05:42:33 PM
OOC: Rainen how long was Rainen (not you your character) at Psy Academy for?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 06, 2010, 08:04:10 AM
It would have to have been some time; don't write yourself back in straight away, as you are in completely different time than us, now.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 06, 2010, 04:17:46 PM
OOC: he was there for a year.  I'll fix two problems with one stone though so I don't disrupt the story as much.

IC: Rainen focused all of his energy into just one single bend of time and space.  He focused on the energies of the planet to insure that he would not end up in the void of space and then let loose his ower of teleportation.  A bright light enveloped his field of vision for a minute and then everything was dark.  He could make out the outline of a small pond and trees.  All of a sudden he slumped on one knee oh crap I used to much energy...  He reached out with his mind for a mile to see if anyone was nearby.  The last sensation he felt before falling into a temporary coma was a girl and the mind of a boy who seemed strangely familiar.

OOC: Alright so starting today i found out that I have at least 1 hour per day every day in the computer lab of this camp as long as there's an open computer.  Also as i've mentioned in another story, Rainen's coma will only last until he regains enough power to sustain his life functions.  He is currently no stronger then the average human in a coma and when he awakens he will be just as strong as a normal human.  His power grows the same way as the main in TRPG2 regains psy energy and he uses power the same way as well.  It's like power is his Psy energy as well as his HP. 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 06, 2010, 06:43:55 PM
@Zackirus: No, you don't have to, although it would be nice if you could.
@mikew781: The most important Rebels will probably be well-known by the Nationalists, maybe not the minor ones.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 06, 2010, 07:42:41 PM
Name: Annabeth Krath
Race: Human
Class: Psy Fighter
Affinity: Cryo
Faction: Nationalist


Bio: A preppy, serious, selfish girl was born to a rich family. She thinks she is more important than anybody else but uses this to hide her loneliness. She went to Psy Academy and graduated around 1 year ago. She was simply shopping when she was kidnapped by General Detore’s men as she looked like a rich girl in her white dress. 
Description: Pink Eyes, Pink Hair

Skills: Mind Blast, Cryo Blast, Feedback, Mind Shield

OOC: Yes, she has pink hair and eyes (it is not dyed)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 06, 2010, 08:19:22 PM
Mako was staring at the site of Seth's corpse, what was left of it, anyway, for a while until he decided to come down there and determine what did that kind of damage. Mako flew down and there he felt a familiar presence in his mind...

OOC: That's set up for the conversation between Seth and Mako, feel free to say whatever, Steelfist.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 07, 2010, 09:07:32 AM
Does a nencromancy get the attention of the loyalists enough to make you a target?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 07, 2010, 09:24:22 AM
Does a nencromancy get the attention of the loyalists enough to make you a target?

OOC: I am guessing it would need to be done publicily and in such a way that would offend/hurt the Nationalists. Besides you would have to see him do it (or somone else for that matter) before they could adress it as a problem.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 07, 2010, 11:28:33 AM
OOC: I'm waiting for you to respond to my last post zack.  a summary of what i did was i restored my character to the normal timeline which caused him to lapse into a coma for an unknown time.  He's lying face down in the dirt near the pond.  in case you ask how he came to be there it's because he jumped through time and space but due to a lack of power he couldn't complete his jump so he ended up in a slightly different time and place as he intended.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 07, 2010, 01:30:43 PM
Zack slowly opened his eyes and yawned. He felt something at his side and looked across. To his surprise he saw ‘Princess’ beside him. He was around 1 foot from her face but her hair was in his face. The hair smelled like strawberries and it had a calming sensation on Zack. He was about to close his eyes again when he heard her mumbling and waking up. Uh Oh Zack thought as the girl opened her eyes. He quickly closed his eyes and pretended like he was asleep. “Wha... Wha?” the girl asked looking around. She then realized she was right beside Zack. “Ewwwww!” she screamed as she pushed Zack away. Although she didn’t intend for it to happen, Zack fell out of the tree. “Owwww....” He groaned looking up and noticing what happened. “Good morning to you too Princess...” “What were you doing?” she asked sounding like she was extremely upset. “I was sleeping”. “I meant” she said trying to keep herself from killing him “why was I sleeping next to you!”. “You might have rolled over during your sl..” Zack answered before an ice shard nearly missed his head. “Don’t ever do that again!” she said pausing between each word. “Yes Princess!”. Zack got up and turned and took out his bottle and filled it up with water and put some red berries growing under a tree and mixed them around. He took a sip and it woke up his senses. “Wow...” he said looking at his drink. He grabbed some of the berries under the tree and placed them in his backpack. The girl climbed down the tree and asked “When can I leave you?” “whenever you want” replied Zack taking another sip of his drink. “Then I’m going” she boldly stated walking away from him but she stopped and said “Zack come here quick!”. Zack turned and ran over to where she was. Behind bush of some sort lay a kid with blue hair and somewhat of a tan. “Hey kid are you awake?” Zack shouted pinching his ear. He didn’t respond so Zack dragged him a tree and put his back against it. After around 5 minutes the Kid mumbled and was beginning to awake....

OOC: Rainen you can describe what he thinks when he wakes up.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 07, 2010, 03:57:53 PM
OOC: well good thing i checked in when i did. and another good thing that i have about an hour to kill or more.  In fact i have as much  time as i want after i finish and file a paper :)

IC: Rainen was lost in his dreams.  He was imagining that he was floating along through the void of space without a care in all of existence.  so this is what it feels like to finally have balance He noticed a bend in space and upon closer inspection found that it was a black hole i've always wanted to go through one of these things  he floated closer and closer to it until he noticed how time seemed to slow down.  He finally entered the event horizon and then a bright light tore through his being "what the heck" Rainen mumbled out loud and for a second nothing was in his mind but immense confusion.  He slowly began to regain consciousness and he began noticing more and more things.  His field of vision returned to normal as did the rest of his senses as well as his memory.  He noticed the man in front of him and behind him a girl with pink hair and pink eyes what a strange trait to have among humans He closed his eyes and without thinking let his mind slip and spread out.  His mind touched on a familiar presence within seconds and he suddenly jumped and shouted out "YOU! I remember you.  you're that guy from the other continent... Zack thats it you're Zack"  Rainen looked directly at Zack and upon noticing the fact that he wasn't armed or preparing a mental attack he relaxed and said "sorry about that I freak out whenever I regain consciousness."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 07, 2010, 07:14:05 PM
OOC: Why does everyone think I am a man. I'm 17!

The kid suddenly jumped up and shouted out "YOU! I remember you.  You're that guy from the other continent... Zack, that’s it, you're Zack!".

Zack was more frighten that he knew was from a different continent than him knowing his name.

The kid jumped back and looked at Zack, he then said “sorry about that I freak out whenever I regain consciousness.”

“What’s your name and what do you mean I am from a different continent; I was born in Northwest Cera Bella.” Zack asked. While he was saying this he prayed to Sorther (Traten God) hoping that the kid wouldn't realize who he was...

"Wait...." said the girl thinking about what the kid had said "What why would you think that?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 07, 2010, 07:45:16 PM
Rainen retreated into the depths of his mind before sending a piercing blast to break any and all mental barriers of Zack's mind If you fight for anything other then survival I will end your live now Outloud, Rainen said "sorry about that I kind of have strange dreams and then when I wake up from them I get really disoriented.  By the way my name is Rainen and I'm guessing I reached out to your mind in my sleep and mixed your name and likeness into the dream.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 07, 2010, 08:14:26 PM
Telepathically Zack asked Why would I attack you? I don't even know who you are.... However after he had said "I know you know ours names but I am Zack and this is...." pointing to the girl... "A-" she replied before Zack cut her off "Princess". "I told you not to call me that!" she whispered to Zack sounding a bit flustered. The girl then turned to Rainen and stated "My name is Annabeth, Not.." looking at Zack"..Princess". "Well, I hate to interrupt our bonding time," Zack laughed, "but we need to go... remeber? Those guys could be seraching here at any moment". "Wait..." She stuttered looking at Rainen, "He could be one of them...". "He's not" responsed Zack, "Well we got to go, but you are welcome to join us...". Zack looked at Rainen and waited to see whether we would agree or not.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 07, 2010, 08:35:41 PM
"I'll join you.  First thing's first though I need to find a bite to eat" Rainen walked over to the pond and focused his energies into lifting a few fish from the water.  When they were on the land he launched some pyroblasts at them and cooked them layer by layer until he ate them to the bones.  after he was done he walked back to Annabeth and Zack  "sorry about the wait we can go now."  Telepathically he reached out to zack and said you remember the guy with the blood red sword with the yellow orb set inside it? well that's me and i'll keep your secret safe if you do the same with mine.  Just promise me you won't join one of the many factions that plague these lands.

OOC: ok so i guess now that we're in a party together we can have limited character control over each other's characters zack.  Just don't go to crazy with my abilities and don't forget that if he uses to much energy he'll lapse into a coma.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 07, 2010, 09:06:36 PM
The only thing I want right now is to go home and get away from the people who are chasing us Responsed Zack. Trying to keep the humour up though Zack laughed "Won't we stand out in a crowd!". Zack pulled a map from his backpack and looked at it. From the signs he had seen in the small town they were close to a small town named Ringtoy. "Well Everbody, since we just have to get away from here as fast as possible, I suggest Lake Alto" Zack pondered thinking me might be able to find a port their. "Wait..." Annabeth said, "I need to get back to my home... good thing my family has a place near Lake Alto. "Oh so you are a princess, princess." Zack smirked. "Guys" Rainen interupted... "I hate to interupt but we need to go. I scanned the area and their are some people coming thinking about a guy and a girl with your hair colours." Zack looked around and simply said "Let's go"

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The three had been walking around around 6 hours and it was getting dark. They decided to sleep out under a thick grove of trees. Zack lit a fire and Annabeth who was tried went to bed. Hey Rainen Zack thought to him wondering about something. Yes? Rainen thought. I just remebered something... some guy by the name off Seth is looking for you... he wants to work with you to find more of those things in your sword.... Zack wondered (in the private section of his mind) after whether or not he should have told Rainen that...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 07, 2010, 09:17:03 PM
Well he's looking for the wrong person then.  It's obvious he's confusing me with somebody who would let a man like him have the sort of power that these orbs posses.  Rainen reached out beyond the fabric of space to the ether void to draw his sword to him.  He held it with one hand on the hilt and the other on the blade and sat in a meditative state. As soon as I can I'll be searching the lands for any other orbs that exist.  I'll be needing them for a battle of fate  Zack looked at rainen and said through their minds why do you talk like that some times? Rainen thought to himself for a few seconds and said It's because i'm over 100 years old by your standards.  Like you I'm not from these lands but unlike you I'm not even from this planet. Oh sure like i'd believe that Believe it or not it doesn't really matter to me.  What you think does not have an effect on what or who I am.  Rainen began to glow a soft turquoise color and after awhile he stood up and the sword he held appeared dissipate. So where do you keep that sword? Its kind of hard to explain it but the closest i can think of is it's a place that exists outside of space and time but it is still reachable even when you exist in the realm of space and time.

OOC: in real life it's comparable to the 5th dimension as long as you consider time to be the 4th dimension.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 07, 2010, 09:34:48 PM
Wait, their once was an old man in my town who talked of something around the things you are talking about. He said it was a world where their were deities and demi-gods but I always thought of it as something altered, true but not true. Could he be reffering to the place where you come from and what was it like living their....?

OOC: Zack is the kind of guy who would have believed him
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 07, 2010, 09:56:21 PM
what you're thinking of is different from where I originally come from.  I also sincerely doubt the man knew what he was talking about and I'd also like to point out that the chances of something existing are immeasurable since existence is infinite.  The people of my world are just normal human beings.  There are no other sentient races like shadowlings or spriggats.  It is also a land of advancement.  where you fight with crossbows and blades, we fight with weapons that can destroy an entire culture.  Although I became something more though thanks to fate.  Now I spend the years traveling from world to world fixing what fate should not allow.  This world has spawned an anomaly like that and since this world has a small amount of the energy that gives me power I have been reduced to nothing more then what you have seen before. I'm going to sleep now and you should too.  I sense a presence  from before but It's shields are to strong for me to just touch it.  I'll place some shields over us to protect us from death like I have done before.

OOC: think I'm getting to in depth here with my story?  I can tone it down a little if you guys agree
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 07, 2010, 10:23:19 PM
Fate? I thought everything was just.... happened

OOC: Its fine we all need our backstory time
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 08, 2010, 05:56:21 AM
Rainen awoke to the sight of the sun just creeping above the treeline Annabeth, Zack get up Annabeth rose first saying "What happened is something close by?" "No It's just time to move on now."  Rainen created a small pyroblast and shot it so it barely missed Zack.  After feeling the heat of the blast he jolted awake, preparing for a fight "Calm down Zack that was just me waking you up" "Oh well you could have done it a little more humanely" Annabeth laughed and stood up straight "Ok so time to go to my home by lake Alto now."  "Sure thing Princess" "Stop calling me that!"  Rainen looked at Annabeth and said "You know he might just do it to annoy you so telling him to stop might just make him want to say it more."  "Oh shut up Rainen and stop trying to ruin my fun" Zack laughed and started walking in the direction of lake alto.  Seconds later Annabeth and Rainen followed him.


OOC: Alright well i'll get into the backstory more later but for now it's time to more on in the story line :p also just an fyi Annabeth knows nothing of what happened last night and me saying it's time to go to sleep in my previous post had 2 meanings.  I really was going to sleep at that time XD
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 08, 2010, 06:16:32 AM
Zack walked just a bit of ahead of Annabeth and Rainen thinking to himself about how he could get home once he reached Lake Alto. He would have to find out what Annabeth thought about Traten for the plan to work. He would find out soon enough though. They walked for around another 2 hours until Zack stopped on top on a hill and turned around. "Hey Princess" Zack said pausing for a second "Do you know any good weapon stores in Hubras City?". "Why do you ask?" "I want to get a new crossbow as my previous one went missing". "Well Their is this one shop that sells that sort of stuff but it is in a dodgy part of the city... Why do you ask though?". "Because we are in front of Hubras right now." Zack walked down the hill and stared at the city. "I suggest we go in Hubras for three reasons, first I need a new crossbow, second anyone following us will loose our trail, third we might find a place to stay for the night and get provisions. "I'm fine with it, Besides some of my family might has a place we can use here too." Annabeth replied. "What about you Rainen?" Zack asked.
 
OOC: Good thing I tried to keep you awake

Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 08, 2010, 06:27:06 AM
"I wouldn't have a problem with it if we all looked like the average city goer but I'm tanned and have blue hair and Annabeth has pink eye's and hair.  We can't go in while staying unnoticed which is what we need to be doing."  Rainen looked at the grove next to the city "Annabeth and I can hide there while you go and buy yourself a crossbow or we can just continue onto the next town right here and now.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 08, 2010, 06:52:18 AM
"Don't I look werid with my Blonde Hair and Blue eyes? Anyway, ya I'll be back in a bit." Zack said as he walked off towards Hubras. The gate was open and their were no guards stopping his entry. He walked arond until he got directions from a passerby. He walked into the weapons shop and saw a man chewing something in his both behind a counter watching his every move. Despite him looking so tough his voice as calm and smooth like the ocean.

"What can I get for you?" He asked. "

Do you have any Crossbow's of Traten quality?" Zack replied

"Its hard picking to find Traten goods around here..."

"Why I thought we have enough problems in our own country to deal with..."

"Yes, but the Tratens, as most be here, are living in great wealth right now, the don't forget the past easily but I have one crossbow that might do the trick..." The man said getting up and going into the back of the store. He returned with a crossbow that looked almost like Zack's.

"I like it, it almost looks like the one I used to have back in Trat...."  Zack stuttered before he realized what he was saying.

The man got up and looked at Zack with a face of rage. "Guards!" he shouted. Almost instantly two guard busted into the store

"What's wrong?" The first guard asked

"This kid is from Traten!" the man shouted.

Their was dead silience and some passerby's had even looked in the store. Zack thought of only one thing. Run! He dashed out of the store and soon almost fifteen guards were chasing him.....
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 08, 2010, 07:05:51 AM
Rainen felt Zack's mind change.  Zack what happened? oh not much JUST RUNNING FOR MY LIFE  Rainen looked around and found a small tree which he guessed was about the same weight as Zack.  Focusing on the spell he put his energies into causing Zack to switch places with the tree "What the hell just happened?"  "Nothing much I just changed you into a tree and then I turned a tree into you."  Annabeth laughed and said "No really what happened"  "that is what happened."  Zack looked at Rainen and smiled, knowing that what really happened was literally out of this world.  "So Rainen can you do that to grab the crossbow?"  Rainen looked around and found a medium sized boulder.  "Sure just send me a mental image of the crossbow" A few moments passed and as soon as everything was ready Rainen caused the rock to change places with the crossbow.  "there i'm done"

OOC:  If you want to repeat this scene with the perspective focused more on your characters be my guest.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 08, 2010, 11:04:16 AM
"Whaaat!?!" A head Nationlist screamed. "A Traten, In Hubras!". "Sir! Everyone who saw had their memories removed!". "This isn't good, what if they attack next, with the rebels on our heels we would be crushed. "I want Mike (Mikew781) on this guy." The Nationlist said. The Nationlist soon wrote down a message. I want you to find the Tratenite that is Cera Bella. I will offer you 500,000 Gold for his head. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Bring him back alive. You you find him and capture him bring him to Hubras City. An informat shall be waiting for you just outside of Hubras City. He then sent the message to Mikew781's Headquaters.

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General Detore punched one of his low level bandits. They had come up empty handed once again and he was sick of this. "Urggggh" he groaned. He looked at the other bandit beside him. "Send a message to......" said General Detore thinking about which perosn he wanted to catch these run-aways, "Mako Ker. Say that he needs to find two humans and bring them back to our base in Ringtoy . One has blonde hair and blue eyes while the other has pink eyes and hair. 250,000 gold per head." The bandit rushed out with the note leaving the General smiling. Soon He thought they back where they belong![i/]

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Zack, Annabeth, and Rainen had been walking for another 4 hours. Annabeth didn't know what happened and Zack and Rainen had told her that Zack just wanted to come back quicker. It was a chilly night and Rainen being tried from teleporting had already gone to bed. Zack was thinking about what would happen if Annabeth found out he was a Tratenite. She was over by the fire just sitting and watching the fire. She looked extremly lonely. Zack got up and walked over to her. "What's wrong Annabeth?" he said trying to lighten her mood. "I'm just home sick and I am surprised, you didn't call me princess" replied Annabeth. "Only if you want me too, Princess" Zack laughed. She got up and stated "I'm going to bed". "Okay" said Zack laying on his back and falling asleep.

He has the same nightmare has he did everynight but he remebered a bit more now. He saw the flash and he remebered he saw the flash.

He woke up suddenly and moved in no particluar direction, until he found himself at a ledge. He walked up to it and sat down staring in the dark horizon...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 08, 2010, 03:34:30 PM
OOC: ahh yes bringing back the crew.  Now all we need are Kayle Reese and Caitlin.  They're all still alive right?

IC: Rainen pulled his mind from his waking dreams.  He felt Zack get up and go sit on a ledge.  Under the cover of darkness he teleported himself to a nearby area and summoned his sword and began to regenerate some power those transports always take a fair amount out of me... I really wish this place had more natural energy flowing about... Oh well at least I have this orb to keep my power up.  I wonder if Mystic would let me keep it so that in future missions I could regenerate a larger amount of power while I slept after the jump...  I'll have to ask him when i get back...  I wonder if maybe I should just keep it with me when I leave...  He'd probably just make me leave it here as punishment if I did though...  I'm almost surprised that this thing is a natural creation though.  After he felt he regained enough power to use his higher strength abilities he sent his sword away once more to the ether void.  He laid down again and teleported himself back to his resting place and allowed his waking dreams to return to him.  After awhile Zack returned to the camp site and when the sun rose a few hours later the trio set off once more to reach lake Alto Hey Rainen why don't you just teleport us to Lake Alto? Rainen looked at Zack and then at Annabeth saying mentally Because she is of this land and she is also a mystery to me so I'm not sure if she can be trusted.  I have seen you plenty of times before and I realize that your only wish is to live and return home.  By the time you do that though I should be done with my quest and gone from this world leaving nothing but an explanation of my death to conceal the fact that in reality I left this entire dimension.  Zack looked at the trees blowing in the wind and responded oh i get it.  If she leaves and goes her own way then she could reveal your secret where as you assumed that I will stick to whoever is able to help me the most.    Exactly.  So that is why I let you know these things.

OOC: just an explanation of an earlier problem. as of now that creature that attacked Rainen and everybody else that was at the meeting claims to have used nelis as a puppet.  That would be enough to explain a variety of things like how the main in TRPG2 managed to kill it.  If the creature gave it's power to Nelis then when it decided it was finished with the charade, it left Nelis to fend for herself thus making her weaker then before and making it easier for the main to kill her.  That in turn makes the power of the main embellished which is how Rainen was able to become so much stronger.  Once again I have made another flawless explanation of how I am able to make my character O.P. :P  haha just kidding.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 08, 2010, 03:59:05 PM
OOC: I planned for that too, see their are at Lake Alto (I'm a master planner!)

Rainen Zack thought to him how good are you with the sub-conscious part of a brain, dreams to be exact?

What do you mean? Rainen asked back

Well, I keep having the same night-mare over and over but I can only remember a flash in the beginning

(Rainen insert response here)

"Hey Guys!" Annabeth snapped "we are heading the wrong way again."

"Oh yes we are; sorry Annabeth" Zack apologized.

When she goes to bed tonight we can try to see if you can do anything Zack thought to Rainen. 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 08, 2010, 04:30:27 PM
I can make your sub-conscious mind think you have 7 eyes 2 noses and 10 different limbs with enough power

"Hey Guys!" Annabeth snapped "we are heading the wrong way again."

"Oh yes we are; sorry Annabeth" Zack apologized.

When she goes to bed tonight I'll examine you and see what I can do.


In case you were wondering I keep having the same dreams every night

can you explain them to me at all? it's possible your own mind isn't creating them

OOC: wow the past like 2 pages is all just me and you Zack XD. also on a totally irrelevant note, I'm going to Niagra Falls after camp!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 08, 2010, 05:01:57 PM
Why would something enter my sub-sonscious and make me see the same white flash over and over again Zack Thought

Good Point Rainen replied

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Later that night when both Zacka and Annabeth had gone to bed. Rainen walked over to Zack's side and entered his sub-consious mind...

Their was a White Flash and what happened afterwords only got worse...

Rainen was in a land of Shadow, everything was black and it appeared as a mirror image to the world...

OOC: Rainen can now explore this land if he wants
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 08, 2010, 06:27:33 PM
This is one of the strangest visions I have ever seen  Rainen summoned his sword from the ether void and then created a projection of it in Zack's mind much better  Rainen, in the vision he was seeing and in reality, gripped his sword tightly and began to draw in power as he dove deeper into Zack's sub-conscious mind.  After awhile he noticed a dark energy emitting a strange light. this must be the creatures mark upon his slaves...  He generated a shock and directed it right at the dark energy.  Observing the changes made to it, he changed the type of energy he used so as to cancel out the foreign energy.  He let the blast loose and after a few minutes it ceased to exist in Zack's mind.  Rainen withdrew back into himself and shook Zack awake.  I did it.  You were infested with some sort of energy.  I've been feeling the same sort of thing in people without mental shielding.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 08, 2010, 07:08:02 PM
So what was the problem Doc? Zack asked?

Meanwhile; in the bushes a dark figure watched but dissolved into the darkness before it was seen.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 09, 2010, 10:03:41 AM
"Whaaat!?!" A head Nationlist screamed. "A Traten, In Hubras!". "Sir! Everyone who saw had their memories removed!". "This isn't good, what if they attack next, with the rebels on our heels we would be crushed. "I want Mike (Mikew781) on this guy." The Nationlist said. The Nationlist soon wrote down a message. I want you to find the Tratenite that is Cera Bella. I will offer you 500,000 Gold for his head. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Bring him back alive. You you find him and capture him bring him to Hubras City. An informat shall be waiting for you just outside of Hubras City. He then sent the message to Mikew781's Headquaters.
OOC: Thanks a bunch for that. I was basically waiting for somebody to get revealed in one way or another before i joined again.

Mike was resting at headquarters, having arrived there two hours ago. A messanger came to him, bearing a request for the capture of a Tratenite who had recently been to Hubras City. Mike took a quick rest, cleaned his daggers, then traveled to meet the informant. The informant, a man clad in dark robes, with powerful barriers around his mind, was waiting for him.
"Greetings," said the stranger.
"Tell me what you know about this Tranenite I have been ordered to catch," Mike said icily. He had already reached the conclusion that this man was new to the field. Greetings and pleasantries are a waste of time, and a man with time to waste has no place in the world of assassins.
"Okay. This man is an archer, he has the money to purchase high quality bows, and has the potential of being one of the strongest, most ruthless Psy we have ever heard of. He wiped and entire group of people while on the run from our guards. He then made a near impossible escape, evading our entire guard platoon and scaling the city walls without being seen."
"This will be a challenge. Is he traveling alone?"
"We have no idea, sir."
Mike traveled around Hubras, looking for more hints as to the nature of the man he was to capture. He found none. The wiping was done perfectly. He then set off, beginning the long journey of finding their trail. His quarry was powerful, he knew this. He would have to use caution and stealth at all times. But, this man was arrogant. For a tranenite to travel to Hubras city merely for a bow was suicidal, and even the most powerful Psy could slip up. Yes, Mike thought, this man does not respect his enemies. That may be his downfall.

OOC: I'm thinking Mike and Mako can meet up along the way. As for thinking the target is cruel, remember Festus' description of the wiping? Thats what most people imagine, because rainen is from a different world entirely. Also, rainen is too strong. Mystical uber-swords, teleportation, insane pyro abilities, and wiping from that range? Jeez....
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 09, 2010, 02:31:11 PM
250,000 seems like a lot, Kayle, Caitlin and Reese were only 30,000 each.  Maybe 150,000?
IC:
"I don't understand why you chose to wipe him," whispered Kayle.  "He could have a lot of useful information."
"And he'd also refuse to serve us," argued Caitlin.
"But what if the memory loss affects his skill? Then we've wasted our time..."
"He's one of the most powerful Spriggats in history.  He might not be a natural any more, but he's still got more skill than any Spriggat you can care to name."
"Mako Ker."
"No."

In a dark corner of the cave, Cerzak rose to his feet.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 09, 2010, 02:37:45 PM
OOC: This is a matter of national secruity though, they are really frighten by the appearance of a Traten
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 09, 2010, 02:48:46 PM
OOC: Still, maybe 200,000?  Also, shouldn't they be contacting other governments to pitch in a reward as this is about national security, not municipal/federal?

I've updated a bit of the story, if someone could summarize rainen's part because I'm not sure I understand it correctly, I'll finish it.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 09, 2010, 02:59:55 PM
OOC: The Shadowling's Remained Neutral during the Traten war's while The Spriggat's played a very minor role. They would propabaly not care though. I am also sure that they would have conntacted other head Nationlists aswell as set up the bounty

As for Summarizing Rainen's Part it goes as:

Rainen  travels' to Psy Academy where he recieves a message from a creature. Haunted by what he saw. Rainen uses his powers and jumps back in time so that he can do something about this creature.
Zack and Annabeth then meet up with Rainen who is found in a coma. Rainen wakes up and learns that Zack is from Traten but not being of this world he decides to help him as it is Zack's only goal is to get back home. The three join together and set off for Lake Alto where Annabeth's cottage is located. Later, Zack tries to buy a new crossbow before he reveils he is from Traten to the Nationlists;which issue a bounty on his head. Mike (Mikew871) is then sent to capture him. Meanwhile General Detore sends a letter to Mako Ker Requesing the capture of both Annabeth and Zack. Zack then remebers his nightmares and has Rainen destory's them but he releases something instead of destorying it. Caitlin and Kayle find Cerzak in a cave and Blank his memory in hopes that he will join them with his powers.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 09, 2010, 03:07:00 PM
What about all of rainen's visions? And I know there was something about the Psy Academy at one point...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 09, 2010, 05:23:32 PM
OOC: I was supposed to have a conversation with Seth, but since he hasn't been on lately, we may have to skip that scene, sorry Steelfist.

IC:

Mako knew that a bounty would come, and he knew who he would be hired to kill or... capture... how he despised the word, he was an assassin, not a bounty hunter, besides, it just isn't worth all the trouble of going after prey just to capture it, but the money was right, 200,000 gold per head.

"'A blonde teenager with blue eyes' and this 'Annabeth Krath,'" Mako read the letter, "The girl is new, but I think I know who this kid is..." Mako sighed, "Alive? They want me to bring them alive? Fine, if the bounty is 200 grand per head, and from General Detore, too, it's got to be important."

So Mako flew to their last known location that was given by the bounty sheet: Lake Alto.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 09, 2010, 05:27:53 PM
all of my visions were basically just a monster contacting me.  As of now only 2 people know i'm from another planet.  the monster which is basically a glitch in reality and then Zack who Rainen told.  The monster claims to have used Nelis as a puppet in one of the visions and it also reveals that it and it's kind are secretly taking over the world through corruption of it's races in order to create chaos. I have a good bit of explanation in the OOC parts of my posts so if you want some exacts then just read through them.

IC:
So what was the problem Doc?  Zack asked,  you had a dark energy stored in you.  I was able to destroy it with my powers though.
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A few hours passed and Rainen Zack and Annabeth were walking through the forest. Eventually they came across a very large cottage.  "Well there's my house.  It's not the best but it'll have to do.  "Wait you mean thats just an AVERAGE house for you?"  Zack gawked at the size of the house "you really are a Princess."  "Enough small talk we need to work on a few problems here"  Rainen stood impatiently a few meters ahead of the others "hey i thought you were nice"  Annabeth looked at Rainen with a frown "I have my moments of all emotions."  "well aren't you just Mr. 'i'm better then you cause i know everything about me' hmph you make me sick some times" "don't start with me you prissy little b-" a crack from the woods startled the group and Rainen threw a pryoblast towards the direction of the sound.  A bush caught on fire and a burning rodent came running out and dived into the water "nice one Rainen you torched a squirrel"  "Shut up Zack i'm on edge" something didn't feel right about that thing in your mind.  That and the fact that it's not an isolated event scares me into thinking that some creature is trying to create some sort of large scale chaos

OOC: also for all of you complaining about how Rainen is too strong,  his weakness is time.  The longer a fight goes on and the more he has to fight the weaker he gets.  The only reason he is able to do the things he did was because he stored up vast amounts of energy.  In summary, the more time he has to rest the stronger he gets, the more time he's active the weaker he gets.  Since his abilities uses up the same energy that runs his body if he attacks to much or uses his strongest abilities to much he'll end up slipping into a coma.  From there he can be killed with no more of a struggle then any other person in a coma only he just won't die naturally.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 09, 2010, 06:08:01 PM
OOC: Rainen what your thinking was inside me head is different from what it actually was...

IC: I know . "Well," sad Zack, "I think Rainen and Annabeth both need to be away from each other for a while. Annabeth why don't you take me on a tour" I'll contact you once she is calm down . Annabeth opened the door and walked in. It had a huge entrance room and it was bigger than most regular houses itself. "Do you really need all this space?" Zack asked examine a potted flower. "Yes!" Annabeth bickered. "This is propabably burgurler magnet" Zack muttered under his breath. "Mom! Dad! I'm home." She yelled. Out of the first doors on the second floor Annabeth's mom cam running out and sprinted to their daughter saying "Are you alright!" She screamed letting her tears come flow. "Yes mom." Annabeth Smiled hugging her. "Wait, who's that? He looks kinda cute. Is he your boyfriend? Please tell me he is from a rich family!" Annabeth's mom stared at Zack. "He is not my boyfriend" Annabeth blushed hiding her face. A Weary old man came walking out of the doors to the right of Zack. He walked over and smilied. "Your Alive, and I thought I would have to buy you out." "Daddy.....". "Well who is this young man?" he said looking at Zack. "I'm Zack Arcon" he smilied holding out his hand "Pleased to meet you." "Arcon..... Arcon.... I think I've heard the name before."" My family is big in the wine business....". "Ahh good, good" Annabeth's dad said, "We were getting worried though, reports said that a Tratenite was found in Hubras City!" "What?" Zack said trying to sound like he didn't know a thing. "Oh yes, he took out a bunch of people and evaded a platoon of guards scalding the city walls won't being seen Goodie, at least I left with style. Strangely though he just wanted a bow?". "Well, I'll look out next time my dad sends a shipment of Wine to Hubras." Zack said trying to sound like he was important. "Well any important member of society and a friend of Annabeth's is welcome in our home." Annabeth's mom chirped in after fussing with Annabeth's hair. Zack was then forced to carry all of Annabeth's new things upstairs to her room. He thought to himself What I would give to be Rainen right now .

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Rainen was sitting in a nearby clearing trying to regain his energy. He found it odd though as he felt really tried all of a sudden and suddenly he closed his eyes and fell asleep. He was standing in the same world as he seen in Zack's dream, however, their are a being standing in front of him. It turnned around and all it was a Shadow with red eyes. "Hello Rainen, glad you could join us...." The shadow laughed, strangely in Zack's voice...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 10, 2010, 08:42:14 AM
Mike sat down, sitting in an old cave near lake alto. Remains of fire, ice, and shadow blasts across the cave suggested it had once been a battle site- but had clearly been abandonded ever since. He had found the trail, and knew he was close. He believed that a solid 4 hours would get him to his goal-but that would cause him to arrive at noon, completely worn out. He would sleep, then attack his foe. He would arrive at midnight, when all were asleep and defenseless. Dreaming of the riches he would gain for this capture, he fell fast asleep.

Waking up, on schedule, at the early evening, Mike sheathed his blades and began to head towards his tagret, staying low and concealed. After about an hour, he spotted the briefest glimpse of one plae white wing. Creeping closer, he recognized an ice spriggat. This one was large and muscular, like all his kind, but moved with the speed and stealth of an assassin. Mike froze. The spriggat turned, and faced directly at him. Mike cursed to himself. He had let his curiosity cause him to slip in obfuscation, revealing his mind to the spriggat.

"What buisness do you have here?" said the spriggat in a commanding tone.
"My buisness is my own," replied Mike, in what he hoped was also a commanding tone.

OOC: If the option came up, Mike would be okay with splitting the profits fifty-fifty in return for a powerful ally. He would hope the option would present itself.
OOC: (EDIT) Conversation fixed.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 10, 2010, 04:03:57 PM
Mako thought about this, and thought of the chances of why someone so shady would be in the same place as him.

"How much are they paying you? Mako asked.

"I don't know what you mean," replied the stranger, "I'm just taking a stroll across Lake Alto's shore."

"Is that so?" Mako asked, "Will it still be just a stroll if I told you I'm willing to split 400 grand fifty-fifty?"

"Alrighty then," the assassin replied (Mako knows that Mike is an assassin because of the price split agreement), "Annabeth Krath and some Tratenite?"

"Tratenite?" Mako replied with a question, "Zack's a Tratenite? This changes everything."

"So," the assassin began, "We're working together now?"

"We're both after the same target," Mako confirmed, "And we would be stronger and craftier together, why not? Unless you'll sell us out?"

"Never," the assassin said firmly, "I'm in this to the end."

"Good to hear it," Mako said, "Let's get to work then..."


Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 10, 2010, 06:02:05 PM
Rainen reached out with his mind and felt a dark energy emitting from a creature that seemed to be made from shadows. "Do you know what happens to a shadow when it enters light or to a negative charge when it gets hit by a positive charge?" at that Rainen stood up and summoned up a large light bomb of the same energy type as he used before in Zack's mind.  He unleashed it in the direction of the creature.  As the attack hit it, it withered into nothingness and the energy coming from it dissipated.
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"What was that!?" Annabeth's mom shrieked as the ground began to shake "Oh that's just this meany that came with us but he's out blowing off some steam"  "His name is Rainen and he's probably the strongest psy you'll ever meet."  I hope that he really WAS just blowing off some steam... "why is he mean?"  Annabeth's mom looked at her daughter with a small frown. "He called me a prissy little b-"  Another explosion rocked the ground and as they looked out the window a figure that seemed to be suspended in the air was unleashing blasts of light at creatures that seemed to be living shadows.  "TAKE COVER!!" Rainen shouted out in the direction of the house as another creature tried to attack from behind.  After a quick thought Rainen channeled his light blasts into his blade.  The yellow orb embedded inside of it glowed brighter and the sword took on a lighter hue, the dark edge being replaced with an edge whiter then marble.  Rainen looked at the sword for a few seconds then slaughtered a few more creatures that were appearing from the shadows.  "well looks like this happy outing just turned into a blood.. erhm... shadow? fest."  Zack looked out at a wall of moving shadows.  He shot an arrow from his crossbow at the mass but it just seemed to dissapear.  A few seconds later Rainen charged into the fray.

OOC: since i don't know how zack would handle this from now on i'll let you finish the fight scene.  Make it good :P and don't forget, Rainen can use life restoring shields so in case you want to add something extra in some how go ahead.

Also in case you're wondering how Rainen fights with a sword imagine a ninja that is able to do spin moves that defy gravity and has super human strength and speed.  (though it uses up a fair amount of power so he can't keep it up on this world forever with his sword in hand and the yellow orb in it i'd say he can do it for 5 hours tops before he becomes comatose. 4 hours until he'd feel the need to take a break.)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 11, 2010, 11:16:50 AM
OOC: Dusk, I’ll fill in that conversation, and, I’d just like to point out, Rainen, that Seth isn’t evil. He isn’t a nice person, but he’s nowhere near the psychopath he was last time (in the old forums). Your character seems to have a somewhat warped perspective, if he presumes to judge from the little he knows of Seth. And, I might add, allying with as many other characters as he can might be the only way Rainen can beat . . . whatever it is he’s trying to beat. Oh, and, Seth is somewhat more powerful than the last time you saw him. Rainen might not be able to stop Seth simply taking the orb. I will explain why. . .

Seth’s transparent face watched the Spriggat swoop down from the sky. Seth muttered something to the Cyro expert. He walked to Seth’s inert corpse, and placed his hand on the chest. The body seemed to stiffen as it froze. “My team will stay here, and keep my body in good condition. Keep an eye out for the target.” With that, he faded out of view.

Arriving at the Psy Academy, he was glad he could still gain access to the orb’s powers without touching it. He had placed it somewhere that no-one would ever find it, and it was guarded by. . . he shook his head, as if to shake off the reverie that had come over him. He cast his mind out, seeking what he was convinced was there. He knew it. Why would somebody found the Psy Academy on this spot. This was why.

There was something underneath, that attracted the founder, that had manipulated the founder’s mind. It had fed off the concentrated psy energy, and had grown vastly more powerful. It slumbered, and had concealed itself from mortal minds. However, his death had made him more receptive, and he’d picked up the edges of it’s power, as it couldn’t conceal it all. He faded.

He reappeared in a cavern, underneath the psy academy. It was, at first glance, a mixture of black and white, and spherical. Seth looked closely, and realised; he could see every colour you could imagine. It hurt his eyes, or, the manifestation of them, at least. He floated forward gently, and stretched forth his hand. It was like glass, but his hand slid through. His mouth opened in a silent scream as energy coursed through him, and a voice echoed in his mind.

Welcome, Immortal. I have been awaiting you.

OOC: Don't worry. Seth hasn't become one of the bad guys. Just wait.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 12, 2010, 06:51:24 AM
OOC: since Zack hasn't responded at all i'll just continue on with our part of the story.  Also, just send me a PM or something of your half of the fight and i'll just edit into my post.  Also in regards to seth, Rainen doesn't hate him but he just knows that he's on a quest for power.  Due to his history he realized that almost all the time whenever somebody began gathering power, they almost always turned evil so in his travels he started keeping those people in check so that the balance of a world wouldn't get upset.  If seth proves to rainen that he has no desire to take over or abuse his power, he might just ignore seth and let events unfold naturally.

IC: Rainen looked over the vast expanse of forest as he began to fall.  He had discovered a way of siphoning some of the energy of the dark creatures into his own body so that if he killed fast enough, he would get stronger instead of weaker.  He looked down at the unbroken expanse and wondered: how could a force so large and so evil possibly exist for so long and go unnoticed?  The ground came closer and  Rainen did an extremely fast spin in order to loose some of the kinetic energy he gained from falling.  Just before he hit the ground he did one last spin so that he landed on his feet in a wide stance.  I missed being able to do that.   He looked back at the cottage and saw Annabeth, Zack and Annabeth's parents sitting down in a small circle wondering what those creatures are.  Rainen walked over and said "Zack we need to get moving.  You're welcome to do what you want Annabeth but i'll warn you now, if you stay with us you will be seeing more of those creatures.

OOC:  the move that Rainen used is pretty much closest to vengeance.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 12, 2010, 11:03:05 AM
IC:
In the middle of the Sibelius' Grove, a Psy was meditating.
I sense... disturbance.  Unrest, coming from the north...  He blinked.   Perhaps only the squabbles of Hubras? No, there is too much trouble, more than should be caused by a mere civil war...  The Hermit frowned, then began a massive scan in the general direction of nort h.  This will quickly drain my power, I had best make haste slowly... someone is worried... someone is frightened... but of what? His presence floated past conscious after conscious, sometimes lingering for a few seconds, occasionally passing on after a simple scan.  The Psy Hermit could feel a decade's worth of power drained from his mental inquisition.
Finally, it was too much.  He collapsed to the ground and fell into a deep sleep.  But not before four words escaped.
"Tratenite... at... Lake... Alto..."

Osrie had just closed the trapdoor when he heard a rustling of leaves.  He whirled around, drawing his sword.
"Hey, watch it!" said a voice from somewhere around his knee.  "I'm a teddy bear, not an immortal punching bag."
Osrie blinked.  "I know you! You're that Hermit's teddy bear!"  He looked around, but the bear was nowhere to be seen.
"Exactly.  I'm a teddy bear, not a redundant repetitor of my points.  The Psy Hermit has sent me- no, I sent myself- to tell you he has sensed unrest in the north."
"And this concerns me how?" asked Osrie, still searching for the bear.
"We could be on the brink of an international war," said the teddy bear.  "There is a Tratenite on Cera Bella.  I'm not sure how it got here or what it wants, but if it's discovered, it's in trouble."
"So you want me to save it?"
"Yes," confirmed the teddy bear.  "I'm dangling from a tree two inches from where your nose was five seconds ago if you can't find me."  Osrie whirled around.  "Sorry, only joking."
Osrie sighed.  "Okay, so, I'm supposed to find this Tratenite, save him from whatever army of assassins will kill him once he's discovered- which could have been yesterday for all I know- and then what? And what about my price?"
"After we save the Tratenite, we need to stop the war in Hubras.  That means we side with the winners, whoever they are- or we find a way to install peace.  The environment has been suffering since centuries ago- first the Shadow Wars, then the Ravinalian Civil War, then the Loyalists, a few minor squabbles in other settlements, and now the Civil War in Hubras.  Entire races have come close to extinction, Osrie.  This is for the good of Cera Bella and every other continent on the planet."
"I'm a mercenary, not an environmentalist."
"And I'm a teddy bear, not a powerful Psy creature that could blast your head off... actually, I am.  I'm also knowledgeable about a lot of hidden treasures and a bit of technology, too.  Trust me- the Tratenite could mean the end of the war, which means more money for you- oh, and did I mention we might be able to stop Cera Bella from being destroyed in a mushroom cloud?"
"Mushroom cloud?"
"Don't ask me, I'm a teddy bear, not a nuclear expert."
"What?"
"Never mind.  We've wasted enough time.  Let's get to Lake Alto and find the Tratenite before the assassins do."
OOC: I have now added Osrie and the Teddy Bear into the story, on the side of Zack and Princess.  Should make for an interesting fight.  I'll throw Cerzak and the rebels in too.  Eventually.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 12, 2010, 02:56:49 PM
OOC: Okay, no character control intended, but its safe to assume ranien slept after the fight, correct? Especially because its been a long day, fights scenes, etc. Realistically, there is no way they could be more than a few miles from the campsite.

Mike and Mako had waited untill sunset, when all would be asleep. Tracking their targets had been pathetically easy, during the evening a nearby house had exploded. Using their combined strength, the two assassins extended their sight untill they could view and hear the cabin. They heard a girls voice saying "And he's probably the strongest psy you'll ever meet" in between two massive blasts. They discussed moving to attack immeadiately, but figured that the pay was the same no matter how much they had to fight. They found the campsite of their foes, who had suprisingly not set up a guard. All were fast asleep. Mike and Mako approached, moving as stealthly as possible. None of their foes had woken. Mike drew his knife, then turned to Mako. They both nodded.

OOC: I hope the sight thing wasn't to strong. I figure that two psy's could extend their Sight for some distance, certainly more than a lone psy. Especially because they are assassins, used to being stealthly and observant, and ranien is in a fight, so he'll be weaker.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 12, 2010, 03:58:13 PM
"You see the one outside, with the sword?" asked Mike, "Probably a lookout."

OOC: Rainen's probably sleeping outside, since he wants to protect them from the shadow creatures and such in case they come at night.

IC: "Right," answered Mako, "I'll try to freeze him, then we take him down."

"Ok, go," Mike agreed.

Mako snuck by the individual with the sword, and unleashed a powerful Frost Breath. This didn't freeze him, but sure did wake him up.

"What are you doing here?" he demanded.

The two didn't bother to explain, and just attacked.

                                 

Tweny minutes into the battle, Mako took a hit to the shoulder, and one to the wing from pyro blasts, Mike got slashed with the sword they saw, but then the inhabitants of the cottage awoke and tried to help, but Rainen, whose name the assassins overheard while the targets and some older individuals yelled for him to run, yelled for them to get out of there instead.

"Run, Rainen!" yelled a pink-haired and pink-eyed girl, who Mako guessed was the target.

"No!" Rainen yelled back, "Get out of here!"

                                   

They had been battling for thirty minutes because of the assassins' combined power and speed, but Rainen was putting up a fight, yet he was waning. He took a slash to the face from Mike's knife, and an ice shard to the leg from Mako, but he still held his ground.

                                   

The fight had carried on for forty-five minutes, Rainen was slowing down, his pyro blasts were no longer blue, then he finally collapsed, in a coma.

"What do we do with this one?" asked Mike.

On that, Mako produced three ice shards and flung them at Rainen, one in the head, two in the chest.

"Regulation," Mako said, "He's dead."

Mike nodded, but then Rainen fell through some portal beneath him.

OOC: That's your "Mystic" or whatever saving what's left of your life, rainen.

Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 12, 2010, 05:02:00 PM
Exhausted from the fight, Mike yelled: "Mako! Leave, or fight the others!"

Mako replied: "We flee! We can finish this later!"
Mike said "Agreed. I have an out of the way headquarters. Its in an isolated part of the deeper downs. We can wait there, then begin our assualt anew!"

Mike and Mako fled the scene, and went to Mikes headquarters. They rested, sharpened their weapons, and swapped stories. Mike learned that, depsite being on the same side as Mako, they disagreed when it came to what side they wanted to be on. They acknowledged this, but reached the conclusion that it was unimportant. They would stick together, maybe even after this quest.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 12, 2010, 05:40:05 PM
Thanks for editing your post Zack. Duskling, its your turn.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 13, 2010, 02:52:25 PM
wow guys nice character control. you managed to make me amazingly weak compared to how i  left myself off at the end of my last post, kill me, remove me from the story.  Also when rainen is on a mission he doesn't return to where he came from.  he dies just like anything else.  So, now that i'm here i guess i'll right the wrongs that you guys did to me


IC: Rainen stood up and laughed as all of the people that were in the area each took part in their own dreams.  He used up a considerable portion of power so he had to take a few hours to regenerate enough to defend himself.  He went over to zack and sent a signal to his brain causing him to wake up.  "What happened?" Zack muttered as he came to. "I had to put everyone here to sleep so that they wouldn't get infected."  Rainen walked over to Annabeth and her parents and woke them up as well.  "The danger is over for now.  Are you coming with us Annabeth or will you stay with your parents?"  Annabeth shrieked at the 2 assassins lying on the ground. "oh don't worry they're still asleep.  The ability will wear off naturally in a few hours.  By then we can all be gone.  Just don't kill them.  they're not infested with evil, just changed by it."

OOC: just because i can't post for a day or 2 doesn't mean you can kill me off and remove me from the story and take my weapon(the orb can't be removed from it by any available way to the tech level of this planet).  Just take me out of the main story in the same fashion as i took myself out before.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 13, 2010, 02:54:54 PM
wow guys nice character control. you managed to make me amazingly weak compared to how i  left myself off at the end of my last post, kill me, remove me from the story.  Also when rainen is on a mission he doesn't return to where he came from.  he dies just like anything else.  So, now that i'm here i guess i'll right the wrongs that you guys did to me


IC: Rainen stood up and laughed as all of the people that were in the area each took part in their own dreams.  He used up a considerable portion of power so he had to take a few hours to regenerate enough to defend himself.  He went over to zack and sent a signal to his brain causing him to wake up.  "What happened?" Zack muttered as he came to. "I had to put everyone here to sleep so that they wouldn't get infected."  Rainen walked over to Annabeth and her parents and woke them up as well.  "The danger is over for now.  Are you coming with us Annabeth or will you stay with your parents?"  Annabeth shrieked at the 2 assassins lying on the ground. "oh don't worry they're still asleep.  The ability will wear off naturally in a few hours.  By then we can all be gone.  Just don't kill them.  they're not infested with evil, just changed by it."

OOC: just because i can't post for a day or 2 doesn't mean you can kill me off and remove me from the story and take my weapon(the orb can't be removed from it by any available way to the tech level of this planet).  Just take me out of the main story in the same fashion as i took myself out before.
So, its making you amazingly weak to say that after a hard battle, two assassins couldn't finish you off while you are sleeping? Considering you responded to accusations of being overpowered by saying you need to rest after battles, saying you rested after a battle is fair.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 13, 2010, 03:32:43 PM
I actually agree with rainen- when I first came back I thought 'Wow, MAJOR character control.'  Everything occuring with Zack/Annabeth was fine since Zackirus was fine with it, but I think rainen should be given the chance to negate anything that you posted that controlled his actions.  Whether or not he's overpowered is a different matter.
Also, @MikeW781: Resting =/= sleeping.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 13, 2010, 03:36:09 PM
Everything occuring with Zack/Annabeth was fine since Zackirus was fine with it

I was just following the story! I'm sorry!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 13, 2010, 07:55:32 PM
@Zackirus: No need to apologize, if you're fine with it it's fine since it's your cfharacter.
@Duskling: I don't get your point about namelesskitty, algebra15, Ersatz Man and Steelfist, because no one tried character control on them.  Also, you using character control is against the rules, regardless of whether rainen broke them also.  And it IS character control regardless of whether or not he would have done it.  If you kill him again and break the rules, that's just as bad as godmoding.
@rainen: I agree, rainen is a bit overpowered- after all the shadow creatures, he needs more rest than what he got and he should be nowhere near full power.

In short: Duskling, stop the character control, rainen, tone down your character's power.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 13, 2010, 08:04:32 PM
You've got a deal. Does toning it down to... I don't know... does 40%-60% of his normal power level sound rasonable? I mean, come on, he was almost a god, so toning it down that way should make him an exeptional warrior, but not too extreme.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 13, 2010, 08:07:11 PM
I agree.  I think close to the TRPG2 Main is reasonable, what about you?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 13, 2010, 08:08:56 PM
Agreed; Psy Prodigy: Yes. God: No, no, NO!!!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 14, 2010, 05:05:49 AM
Agreed, and apologies about the character control. I just felt like ranien entered every RP with his god-character, then decided he was the leader of everybody because of it.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 14, 2010, 09:16:04 AM
I agree i do make rainen OP sometimes but don't forget, he's not after any of you. he's just trying to destroy this creature that shouldn't even exist.  Also if you'll recall he found a way to syphon energy from the creatures that he was fighting so he didn't become completely weakened.  What happened on his end is that when the 2 assassins attacked he used an ability that caused everything in the area to fall asleep and have extremely vivid dreams so they wouldn't realize it.  that drained almost all of his power so he took a few hours to restore himself to what would be considered normal for the average psy. 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 14, 2010, 02:47:28 PM
thats the same issue though. we're controlling his character. I'd take that post back, and just wait and see what happens.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 14, 2010, 06:46:13 PM
So... we should redo the scene, maybe?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 14, 2010, 09:12:48 PM
that or just continue on from where i left off.  At the end of my post Rainen was no stronger then a normal psy and zack rainen and possibly annabeth were about to leave.  The 2 assassins are just temporarily asleep having vivid dreams so i don't see how there's a problem with that as long as nobody tries to kill them in that state. 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 15, 2010, 05:05:26 AM
well, you used character control to make us loose and all.........
even though we were attacking by suprise, and ou supposedly nerfed you character.....
so lets take it back untill i set the scene where me and Dusk attacked
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 15, 2010, 08:20:48 AM
Seth stared at the cavern’s ceiling, his eyes not registering that which his eyes rested on, his mind filled with the booming voice, his ethereal body filled with power.
I have a task for you.
W-what? Seth struggled to muster the willpower to respond in the face of the overwhelming consciousness.
You must set aside your petty hatred and fear. My opposite gathers itself to strike. It has chosen a champion, and so must I. I have chosen you. However, there is another force abroad in this universe, whose presence, although he does not know it, threatens this very universe. My opposite and I have agreed to limit his power, as the amount of power he possesses damages reality. It could easily tear the universe asunder. The individual’s name is Rainen, and comes from . . . elsewhere. He aims to help this universe, and you must enlist his aid in the struggle. Without him you will fail.
What should I do? Seth replied, having pulled himself together somewhat.
Gain allies, look for sources of power that may aid you, and find the orbs. But first, find Rainen.
Power suddenly coursed into Seth; he screamed, and he heard someone scream with him.
You are powerful enough to do what you must. Rainen has been limited.
Seth vanished.

OOC: I think that effectively limits Rainen’s power, boosts my own (I would say that I am now roughly the same power as Rainen, after he has been limited), adds a new plot twist and opens the way for more character interaction. I hope no-one minds.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 15, 2010, 08:28:15 AM
hmm stopping an attack VS. killing and removing a character from the story... also it's not really character control if i put you to sleep with an ability plus if you go back that far then my character isn't nerfed anymore
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 15, 2010, 08:48:57 AM
I'd rather you guys go on a rescue mission for Zack, so yeah, we go back in time. :|
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 15, 2010, 09:22:31 AM
i went back to read through the posts and i remembered something i had forgotten. Rainen putting everybody to sleep wasn't to stop an attack, it was to save everybody from becoming infected with the energy that had infected zack.  So the entire act wasn't even to harm you at all, it was to save you from being taken over.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 15, 2010, 09:36:54 AM
To be honest with you, I really don't like the idea of "an entity behind everything" because that would make us fall off track of the main story... unless the Nationalist leader is this entity? But really, I don't like the whole concept of "being put to sleep to be saved," it makes it seem like we are helpless against something much bigger... which doesn't exactly encourage me to post more, seeing as how we're constantly in danger of "being infected."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 15, 2010, 01:47:20 PM
hmm stopping an attack VS. killing and removing a character from the story... also it's not really character control if i put you to sleep with an ability plus if you go back that far then my character isn't nerfed anymore
Character control is still character control. I made it so you went to sleep, you made it so we attacked blindly.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 15, 2010, 03:33:22 PM
@dusk: hundreds if not thousands of the evil creatures were just destroyed so their energy is still surging in the area.  the evil intent in your minds was like a beacon to them to infect you.  not knowing if it would be safe for anything else to be around when they began to converge on you Rainen just decided to put everyone to sleep until the energy fully dispersed. there's a somewhat IC explanation of why I had Rainen do what he did.
 also the entity behind everything is still mostly a mystery.  the only known things about it in the story is that it is based on energy, it creates chaos and it uses a sort of parasite to cause chaos in people's minds and it can also change forms.  Most of that is only known by Rainen though.  Also in the story your characters don't know that there was a dark energy trying to take them over.

@mike:how did you make me fall asleep? and how did i make you attack blindly? and i don't think you can compare killing and removing a character from the story to making people fall asleep for a few hours. 

To be honest I really don't understand what the problem still is.  The end result is that nobody died and my character has been severely nerfed so what does it matter?  In the interest of continuing the story and putting this whole mess behind us i'm just going to move on from where i left off.

IC: "I still don't know why i came with you guys." Annabeth looked up at the trees and frowned "we're gonna be walking through a grungy forest now for who knows how long and i don't even have my make up"  "Look I gave you more then enough time to decide and you chose to stay with us so Obviously it can't be all that bad.  Besides, like you said before we left 'My parents will probably take the boat out to the other side of the lake and head off to our other home for awhile.  I mean it's not like the assassins were after THEM" Annabeth looked at Rainen and said  "oh shut up already I don't like your attitude"  "The assassins just woke up and your parents are on the other side of lake Alto."  Zack looked at rainen and said "well i guess we should keep moving then.  Will they be able to follow us?"  Rainen looked back and said "we have about 3 hours head start and we're moving at about 4 miles an hour and they don't know which direction we went so i doubt they'll find us any time soon."  "well that's good i guess..."  Zack looked back too and then kept moving forward.  After awhile Rainen started walking again and caught up

OOC:also I just noticed steelfist's post's effects.  Rainen's powers already ARE limited to how much time he has to meditate and regain power.  If it wasn't for the yellow orb he would only be able to do about 1/4th the stuff he can do now.  If he were to go away for a year and meditate with the orb the whole time then come back he would in all respects be a god.  Now granted I would NEVER do that because it just completely ruins the story though I guess the limit the creatures put on Rainen could be the equivalent of a max hp/pp.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 15, 2010, 03:35:37 PM
@dusk: hundreds if not thousands of the evil creatures were just destroyed so their energy is still surging in the area.  the evil intent in your minds was like a beacon to them to infect you.  not knowing if it would be safe for anything else to be around when they began to converge on you Rainen just decided to put everyone to sleep until the energy fully dispersed. there's a somewhat IC explanation of why I had Rainen do what he did.
 also the entity behind everything is still mostly a mystery.  the only known things about it in the story is that it is based on energy, it creates chaos and it uses a sort of parasite to cause chaos in people's minds and it can also change forms.  Most of that is only known by Rainen though.  Also in the story your characters don't know that there was a dark energy trying to take them over.

@mike:how did you make me fall asleep? and how did i make you attack blindly? and i don't think you can compare killing and removing a character from the story to making people fall asleep for a few hours.  

To be honest I really don't understand what the problem still is.  The end result is that nobody died and my character has been severely nerfed so what does it matter?  In the interest of continuing the story and putting this whole mess behind us i'm just going to move on from where i left off.

IC: "I still don't know why i came with you guys." Annabeth looked up at the trees and frowned "we're gonna be walking through a grungy forest now for who knows how long and i don't even have my make up"  "Look I gave you more then enough time to decide and you chose to stay with us so Obviously it can't be all that bad.  Besides, like you said before we left 'My parents will probably take the boat out to the other side of the lake and head off to our other home for awhile.  I mean it's not like the assassins were after THEM" Annabeth looked at Rainen and said  "oh shut up already I don't like your attitude"  "The assassins just woke up and your parents are on the other side of lake Alto."  Zack looked at rainen and said "well i guess we should keep moving then.  Will they be able to follow us?"  Rainen looked back and said "we have about 3 hours head start and we're moving at about 4 miles an hour and they don't know which direction we went so i doubt they'll find us any time soon."  "well that's good i guess..."  Zack looked back too and then kept moving forward.  After awhile Rainen started walking again and caught up

OOC:also I just noticed steelfist's post's effects.  Rainen's powers already ARE limited to how much time he has to meditate and regain power.  If it wasn't for the yellow orb he would only be able to do about 1/4th the stuff he can do now.  If he were to go away for a year and meditate with the orb the whole time then come back he would in all respects be a god.  Now granted I would NEVER do that because it just completely ruins the story though I guess the limit the creatures put on Rainen could be the equivalent of a max hp/pp.
How exactly is putting us to sleep supposed to save us from being "infected?" Could we just redo the scene before we attack you?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 15, 2010, 06:46:33 PM
^^ My idea exactly ^^
its totally unfair that you can just decide you know where we are, and KO us. Also, your characters only real weakness is that he needs to rest, but you never end a post resting. Therefore, we never have a time to attack zack when you aren't at full power.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 15, 2010, 07:43:25 PM
its totally unfair that you can just decide you know where we are, and KO us.  
I both agree and have a point to make: with all due respect, we killed him and threw him out of the story, but it really is unfair that he can magically predict everything that will go on, it just seems a bit... how should I say this... ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on July 15, 2010, 09:16:04 PM
I say we take it back to where Mako and Mike are about to attack.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 15, 2010, 09:23:56 PM
That's three votes on that, I think we win.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 16, 2010, 09:23:48 AM
ok then so we go back to the scene where mako and mike are about to attack.  also as a side note Rainen doesn't rest or sleep. he just meditates and gathers power.  if you can force him to fight and some how stop him from being able to teleport then you can make him submit.  also his teleport works much like shadowport but the range is limited to how much power he has.  many short jumps take less power then one long jump for reason's i dont care to explain right now. 

IC:  Rainen brought his mind back into himself.  The energy of the creatures was still swarming so he decided to place a barrier over the people in the area to try to protect them.  He contacted Zack and told him that it wasn't safe yet and to stay inside.  "I hate these things, even after death they annoy me" Rainen mumbled to himself.  He summoned his sword again and began to meditate, letting his mind wander.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on July 16, 2010, 05:48:38 PM
Meanwhile:

Zack was sitting down on his bed when he noticed the room got a little darker. He looked around and saw no one but then something grabbed him and dragged him into its world before he could contact Rainen. However, Annabeth had just walked in the room and she saw what happend. "Hey You!" She screamed diving at the purple energy before getting sucked away along with Zack to somewhere else...

OOC: Okay guys here is the deal. I have to go in around 2 days and I won't be back for around 1 month. I have put both my characters somewhere else and for the sake of myself because don't go into their and save them (put you can try[/i to look for them)
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 16, 2010, 07:25:00 PM
Mako and Mike were closing in on the cottage, making sure not to be spotted or have their thoughts heard, especially by some unsavory presence that was in the air. They quietly entered the cottage, and started looking for any hint of their targets.

Nothing here, Mako thought covertly to Mike.

Move to the other room, Mike responded mentally.

Every room they checked, finding nothing but two middle-aged people, sleeping in the same bed.

"Who are they," Mako mouthed.

"Parents, keepers, I don't know," replied Mike, also mouthing words.

"Let's 'invite them to a walk,' " Mako now whispered, "Shall we?"

"Yeah," Mike snickered.

"I'll take the lady, you silence the man," Mako said, pulling out some rope he keeps handy, and two hankerchieves.

He handed one of both pairs to Mike, and they both tied the two, one by one, with the rope, and gagged them with the hankerchieves. Then they knocked them out, and carried them silently out of the cottage.

"What'll we do with them?" asked Mike.

"Oh, you'll see," replied Mako, "These are probably one of the targets' parents, and when they figure out what happened, they'll come to us, in the meantime, we'll be in my hideout, waiting for them to contact us."

"I see," said Mike, "And if they free them? Then what?"

"They won't," said Mako, "Trust me."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 17, 2010, 06:20:53 AM
Mike and Mako went to one Mako's many hideouts, this one in a cave in the Ashwan desert. Transporting the parents had been difficult, but apparently their targets were no longer in the area.
Once they reached the hideout, they chained the two parents in the dungeon. They had no way out, and the room was soundproofed. Then, they drugged their captives, knocking them outfor a good while. Now that their captives had no way of escaping or contacting anybody, the two assassins ate and rested. Upon waking, they went over to their captives, who were still KO'd. They woke them, then began to question them.

Mike drew his dagger, and held it to the womans throat. No subtelty here, he though. He then asked the man: "Who are you?! And who was staying in your house yesterday!?"
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 17, 2010, 12:45:27 PM
Rainen was paralyzed.  The dark entity he was sent to destroy was attempting to tear through his mind so he was forced to draw himself back in and use every ounce of strength he had to keep his defenses going.  It seemed like the creature had limitless amounts of power but then just as quickly as it had started, the torment stopped.  Rainen reached out with his mind again and saw that nothing was in the area.  It took him only a few seconds to realize that there should have been four minds nearby but all of them were gone.  He got up and clenched his sword tightly and walked over to Annabeth's cottage.  He looked around and then when he got to where Zack was sleeping, it hit him.  The same dark force that attacked him managed to capture Zack and some how took Annabeth with it.  He scanned the area for any sign of escapee and realized that some sort of teleportation was used.  After awhile Rainen decided that searching for the two would be hopeless and he needed to find out where Annabeth's parents were.  Once more he reached out with his mind and found small mental traces of distress lingering about.  He tapped into them and found out that two assassins captured them during the night. looks like i'm on my own again...  I need to find another ally though if I want to beat this thing... or some more of those orbs... or the element breaker... Yes that's it.  If I can find the element breaker I can gather the orbs and fuse their power into it.  Now then, Mystic told me that the element breaker was summoned to a planet were light fought dark and fire fought ice.  So far this planet revolves around those four elements but I need to find out where the highest concentration of those struggles are.  Ok so the desert can be considered Fire, Lake Alto can be considered ice, the forest can be considered life and the deeper downs can be considered dark so i need to find the cross roads of those four places...  Everything operates from an origin so if i find that origin of all four places then the element breaker should be formed by an X between lines of light and dark as well as fire and ice.  At that Rainen set off in a boat to search lake alto for the origin and see if he was right about his guessing.


OOC: is there a link to some sort of map of cerra bella anywhere?
edit: never mind I found one on the wiki.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on July 17, 2010, 01:20:59 PM
Seth appeared in an incandescent explosion of pure white light. The nearby human was hurled backward. The surroundings were obliterated. Seth held his eyes shut until he was certain that he had the power under control. When he opened them, they still blazed white with power. It was not yet fully a part of him; it was more difficult to control. He knew, without understanding how, that it would gradually integrate with his own power. He examined the human, with his eyes and mind. The human’s appearance was unremarkable; since he had become a spirit, appearances mattered less to him. He knew that, should he choose to, he could appear any way he wanted to. The mind, however, was remarkable. Upon examining it, he saw that power simply wouldn’t affect the shield.
I see so much. I see how your mind is defended. I see everything. It nearly broke my mind, but my mind is strong. Seth spoke in a sibilant whisper that vibrated with power. He altered his mind, in order to scan the human; he needed to be sure this was the one he wanted. He launched the mental assault, expecting resistance. He wasn’t disappointed. The human was amazingly resilient; Seth simply couldn’t get inside his mind. The human sent a powerful pyro-blast toward him, which Seth neatly avoided by vanishing and reappearing six metres to the left. He laughed.
Peace, Rainen. I offer alliance. Without the other’s help, neither of us can succeed. Together, we can thwart the enemy.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 18, 2010, 04:26:23 PM
OOC: sorry for the character control but i'm way to tired to find a way around it right now.  I'll try to keep it to a minimum and I'll make sure to make no major decisions

Rainen stood silently for a few seconds then said "your power is unnatural and you are nothing like me.  It is things like you that I am meant to destroy but perhaps we could work something out."  The creature looked directly at Rainen with an icy glare "You and I both know that there is an evil creature lurking about this world.  I know you come from a different dimension and I'll tell you something.  In this dimension when people die they become spirits like me who walk the earth until they are ready to move on.  It is a completely natural phase of life."  Rainen cut the spirit off saying "I meant your power.  It's not natural and you didn't acquire it in a normal way."  Rainen concentrated and secretly drew a memory from the spirit's mind  "that orb and those creatures,  I don't know their purpose but they don't seem natural to me.  Neither do your eyes and your aura" the spirit looked at Rainen with a small smile and said "That's amazing, how did you manage to take memories from me without me knowing?" "I use different powers from you, when you don't know what it is you're defending against it makes it much harder to block it.  It's the same way with my defenses.  I use a special shield that alters how my brain functions so that I can isolate any portion of it from the world."  The spirit looked around and said "You came here looking for something, didn't you"  "you're right i did.  I need to find a weapon called the element breaker so I can harness the power of these orbs better.  I used to have it as well as many other swords but they were lost and spread out over all of creation.  Another one of my duties is to gather them and make sure they aren't used to alter fate."


OOC: for all of you complaining about Rainen's ability to shield his mind and search other people's minds, again, it takes up his power so when he's
weak from a fight or if he used up to much power and became unconscious, he can't do either thing.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 18, 2010, 07:54:28 PM
OOC: This post is just to help visualize Mako's other hideout, and will help the story in only a small bit, probably to give the heroes early "blueprints." By that I mean so that if yo uare sneaking around there, or are battling there, I want it to feel realistic (The Mech. Marksman is Annabeth's father, Rahel is her mother (not the real Rahel, only her figure), and the Black Cape is Mike).
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 19, 2010, 08:21:34 AM
OOC: for all of you complaining about Rainen's ability to shield his mind and search other people's minds, again, it takes up his power so when he's
weak from a fight or if he used up to much power and became unconscious, he can't do either thing.
Yes, but thats a completely useless weakness, because you always sleep in the middle of your posts. That way, we can only every attack you when you are awake. Ranien was supposed to be powered down, but I see no change.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 19, 2010, 09:54:20 AM
Your right I could do that if I wanted to.  but why would i?  also last time i checked i haven't even interacted with your characters recently (in the real story line) so your complaint is rendered invalid.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 19, 2010, 04:17:45 PM
You've both got a point, rainen doesn't have to sleep at the end of his posts, but if he doesn't need to rest at the end of his posts, that would make attacking him suicide for us, which we'll have to do later, I'm not making that up, these stories always, always have these kind of confrontations.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 20, 2010, 11:02:30 AM
the best time to attack rainen wouldn't even BE when he's meditating.  It would be when i leave him right in the middle of a battle.  For fairness i'll try to do that a few times so that the story can go in a direction that isn't always positive for rainen.  Also just an FYI if you DO capture him, try to keep things realistic.  I've told you guys that his weakness is that he needs to meditate often to keep his power levels up but i don't think anybody in the story that's still in play knows that so try and find a way to have your characters discover that weakness.  also i'll say it again, RAINEN DOES NOT SLEEP OR REST HE MEDITATES.  I've said that multiple times before.  there is a very big difference.   When you sleep or rest you loose control of your mind.  When you meditate you increase the control over your mind and that increased control is what helps Rainen to regenerate power.  The yellow orb doesn't let him gain power as time goes by it just slows down the amount that he looses and it helps him to regain it faster when he does meditate with it. 
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 20, 2010, 11:08:01 AM
Alrighty then... should we get on with the story? If so, either Mike or Rainen begin .
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 20, 2010, 11:25:38 AM
OOC: since steelfist isn't here right now i'll just go into Rainen's back story.

The spirit looked at Rainen and said "Interesting, so when something unnatural appears in a universe you are sent to destroy it correct?" "exactly.  Once I destroy whatever it is that created the imbalance I fix the damage that I caused as well as the damage the creature caused and then when everything is balanced again Mystic returns me to my home universe.  There are eleven other people like me and the twelve of us are called protectors.  Every universe and dimension had a guardian who takes care of small disturbances.  All of the protectors were once guardians and the difference between a guardian and a protector is that protectors are able to use their powers in any universe as long as there is enough of a specific type of energy.  That energy has an opposite which spawns unimaginable horrors and when a universe is low on positive energy it is always higher on the negative energy.  Because of that the protectors have to be able to adjust to a variety of situations and be able to gain support from the inhabitants of each universe and dimension."  "so basically what you're saying is that if things are unbalanced you and the other protectors are sent to fix that imbalance and the worse it is the weaker you all are?"  Rainen looked over the lake at a far away island and said "Sometimes.  It's more likely that that will happen but as far as I can tell the worst creatures are generated when there is more good energy then bad."  "I think I get it.  The negative energy is trying to get rid of the positive energy so when there's more positive energy the negative energy has to compensate more."  "exactly.  That's why our purpose isn't as dangerous as you might think."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 20, 2010, 11:57:37 AM
Alrighty then... should we get on with the story? If so, either Mike or Rainen begin .
Mike and Mako went to one Mako's many hideouts, this one in a cave in the Ashwan desert. Transporting the parents had been difficult, but apparently their targets were no longer in the area.
Once they reached the hideout, they chained the two parents in the dungeon. They had no way out, and the room was soundproofed. Then, they drugged their captives, knocking them outfor a good while. Now that their captives had no way of escaping or contacting anybody, the two assassins ate and rested. Upon waking, they went over to their captives, who were still KO'd. They woke them, then began to question them.

Mike drew his dagger, and held it to the womans throat. No subtelty here, he though. He then asked the man: "Who are you?! And who was staying in your house yesterday!?"
I was expecting you to finish this scene. If you'd rather i did it, thats fine.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 20, 2010, 12:05:55 PM
Sure, go ahead, I don't really have anything in mind at the moment.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 20, 2010, 01:22:31 PM
oh come on now dusk how long has it been since you continued the story >.>
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 20, 2010, 02:02:13 PM
14, 15 posts ago, WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!?! >:( :'( :D
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 20, 2010, 02:25:03 PM
you need to step it up before i break away from the normal story line and go on a "hunting dusk" story arc >.<
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 20, 2010, 02:42:46 PM
I don't completely understand...
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 20, 2010, 03:15:57 PM
i'll show you.

IC:  Rainen looked at the spirit and said "I have something to take care of.  I'll be right back."  He drew on the immense reserves of power he had acquired and teleported himself and a white spirggat named mako to an immensely large island in the middle of the ocean.  So far away from any other land that it would be impossible to escape.  "I've been wanting to talk to you for a long time Mako..."

OOC: I didn't want to do it but there i did it.  Now you have to join in the story again >.< when you're writers block is gone tell me and i'll un-rig myself and fix the time line.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 20, 2010, 04:02:10 PM
I don't get what he would want to talk to him about... or how he knew his name.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 20, 2010, 04:14:15 PM
>.< gimme a break will ya? i'm trying to get you to contribute to the story line

IC:  Rainen focused and jumped through time back to before he broke the timeline.  "Your power just went down drastically.  I think something may have drained you some how"  The spirit looked at Rainen "no that was just me sending a message to Mystic that I'm getting closer to my goal."
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 20, 2010, 05:01:50 PM
i'll show you.

IC:  Rainen looked at the spirit and said "I have something to take care of.  I'll be right back."  He drew on the immense reserves of power he had acquired and teleported himself and a white spirggat named mako to an immensely large island in the middle of the ocean.  So far away from any other land that it would be impossible to escape.  "I've been wanting to talk to you for a long time Mako..."

OOC: I didn't want to do it but there i did it.  Now you have to join in the story again >.< when you're writers block is gone tell me and i'll un-rig myself and fix the time line.
Yup. Im reeeeeeeeeeeeealy glad your character isn't overpowered. Seriously, the game would suck if everybody decided that their character was some uber powerful guy from another universe, and that they should introduce their own story to every game. This USED to be about the Nationalist/Rebel conflict............


And Dusk, I'll write the next section tommorow.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 20, 2010, 05:45:24 PM
i LOVE how you just totally ignored the post where i undid all that.  In case you didn't notice that event never happened due to time travel and Rainen also just spent a large portion of his stored up power.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 20, 2010, 05:47:07 PM
Not to get cuaght up in this arguement again, but am I or am I not stuck on some sort of island in the middle of the ocean/nowhere? ???
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 20, 2010, 05:55:12 PM
you are not and that event never happened in the real timeline.  The only person who knows about it is Rainen.  Also Rainen knows your name from previous encounters.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 20, 2010, 05:57:59 PM
Fair enough, fine explanation, even though I don't recall any encounters where he overheard Mako's name (correct me if I'm wrong), I guess I'll let it slide. Mike's doing the next part tomorrow, as you can see.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 21, 2010, 12:36:59 AM
he pulled it from mako's mind
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 21, 2010, 04:42:09 AM
OOC: Cheap and OP'd is cheap and Op'd wether or not you actually do it. The fact that you CAN is what makes it OP'd.
Also, i don't know the parents names. Either i missed them, or naming them is up to Zackirus.
IC: Annabeth's dad replied: "I don't have to tell you anything!"
Mike pressed the dagger against his wife throat, just hard enough to draw blood.
The man replied quickly: "I am [Annabeth's father's name]............"
Over the course of almost a half an hour, Annabeths father told Mike all that he knew about their targets, as well as a good deal of useless information.
Mike left them in their cell, then walked to a deserted corner with Mako. Making certain they could not be overheard, Mike asked Mako: "Do you think Annabeth and Zack would turn themselves in for the safe return of Annabeths parents?"
Mako replied: "Its a possibility, but finding a way to communicate with them without revealing our position will be extremely difficult."
Mike said: "I agree. Ranien is just to god damn strong. We'll need to find a way to seperate him from the group, or to use a third party messanger who doesn't even know who we are. Communication will be near impossible."
Mako replied: "Well..... I do have messenger pigeons. We could use them to send it."
Mike answered: "Genius! Get to it!"

An hour later, the two assassins watched the bird fly off, carrying the news that the only way for Annabeth's parents to survive the next week was the safe capture of Zack and Annabeth.

Just to be on the safe side, the two assassins switched to one of Mike's hideouts nearby.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 21, 2010, 07:08:51 AM
OOC: anybody can be cheap and op at any given moment.  Also the parents were never given names.  And steelfist I hope you don't mind to much but i'm just going to say you agree to help me so that I can move on in my story.

IC: Rainen and the spirit had been talking for some time now. "Alright I'll help you find your sword."  Rainen smiled and said "Good.  To find it we need to find the origin of lake alto, the deeper downs, the great forest and the desert.  I was looking for the one in lake alto until you showed up."  "do you know what will mark the origin of these four places?" "probably an orb or something.  I'm not entirely to sure for this planet."  "Ok.  I'll search for the orb in the great forest then."  "alright when I find the origin for lake alto I'll come join you then."  "See you then."  The spirit floated off in the direction of the great forest and in the distance Rainen saw a lone pigeon.  He reached out with his mind to see if it was fleeing from something then he noticed that it was given directions.  Rainen directed it to come to him and after awhile it landed on a rock right by him.  He opened the message and read it so it looks like Zack and Annabeth were wanted by more then just one person then...  Rainen used his powers to change the ink on the paper so that it simply read "Zack and Annabeth no longer inhabit this world.  They were captured by the same dark power that threatens to destroy this entire planet"  After releasing the pigeon with directions to return to the people that sent it, he went back onto his boat and resumed his search for the origin of lake alto.

OOC: please don't complain about the ink deal I didn't feel like bringing my character somewhere else to find a writing utensil >.>
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 21, 2010, 12:35:29 PM
OOC: anybody can be cheap and op at any given moment.  Also the parents were never given names.  And steelfist I hope you don't mind to much but i'm just going to say you agree to help me so that I can move on in my story.
But they shouldn't- it makes it less fun for people who aren't being OP
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on July 21, 2010, 05:22:23 PM
The bird came back, but not with the answer Mako wanted, but one that he suspected. The letter read: "Zack and Annabeth no longer inhabit this world.  They were captured by the same dark power that threatens to destroy this entire planet."

"Are they serious?" Mako scoffed, showing the letter to Mike.

"I say we get rid of their parents," said Mike, upon seeing the letter.

"No," Mako replied, "We can't do that yet, not without an insurance policy."

"Right," Mike said, "So, what is it?"

"Got any hair dye?" Mako asked.

                                                                                     

After a few hours, they had managed to dye Mike hair color the best way they could to get it to be a silver-blond color.

"Not to get off track from the job," Mike said, "But I look pretty good."

"That's the spirit!" Mako said, "Zack talks like that a great deal, so just make sure to sound like him if you are asked any questions or captured."

"Alright," Mike began, "Now all I need is a crossbow, right?"

"Right," Mako replied.

"I've got one around here somewhere, I think," Mike told him, "So no need to get out in public."

Mike took the crossbow, and made a pose. He wasn't trying to act "cool," however, he was trying to make as similar pose to Zack as possible.

"Good, we're almost ready," Mako said, "This should be good," he said with a smile.

OOC: Mike and Mako think that the letter stated a lie.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 21, 2010, 07:48:18 PM
Rainen felt a strange presence.  It felt as if his powers over fire were weakening I must be getting closer to the origin.  I wonder if it's the power of an orb that's causing me to feel weakened...  Rainen kept sailing in what he hoped was the direction of whatever it was that was making his powers weaker and soon enough he came upon an island with a large rock formation.  Upon landing he felt a surge in air pressure This is DEFINITELY the origin...  Rainen stood up and walked up to the rock formation.  He closed his eyes and placed a hand on the rock, feeling it's material form and looking for anything unnatural about it.  Sure enough he discovered a fake wall in the rock that could be lifted away and after a few minutes of hacking away at it with one of his sturdier swords, he gained access to the innards of a some what large cavern.  After sending the sword back to the ether void he created a fireball and lit a nearby branch on fire.  He took his newly aquired torch and went into the cave.  After a few minutes he cane to another stone door but this one was connected to a lever hidden in the wall.  When he pulled the lever a strange gas filtered through the door and in an instant everything began to burn hmm, flammable gas... What a nice touch for a place that houses something that makes ice stronger...  Rainen waited while the cavern seemed to burn all around him.  Flames danced around his shield and soon enough the fires subsided.  Well, time to move on...  Rainen walked through the door and to his amazement he found two large statues of what seemed to be gargoyles.  Those things look dangerous, I bet they're hooked up to some sort of tripwire...  Rainen reached out with his mind to sense for a trigger that would bring the gargoyles to life and sure enough when his mind touched the statues, he found that they did have a conscious and that they were connected to triggers all over the room I bet they wake up when you contact them too... Lucky me Rainen stepped over one of the many triggers and then a booming voice filled his mind Turn back mortal or die  Rainen looked around for a face to the voice and then realizing that the gargoyles' eyes were opened he spoke to them telepathically saying you are mistaken.  I am not a mortal and I have most likely even lived before the time of those who created you. Upon hearing this remark the gargoyles laughed at him and responded saying impossible, you share the form of a human.  Humans live such fragile lives and only the lucky ones make it past the age of ninety.  We have guarded these halls for over a thousand years  Rainen smirked and said Check my mind if you will.  I'm sure you'll find that it is guarded in a way that is alien to you.  No matter how much you pry you will never, not even in a thousand more years, break the gates that guard it. When he finished his remark he sent a pulse out from his mind that beat back the tendrils of the gargoyles hmm maybe you are what you claim to be.  If you really are immortal then you should have no problem defeating us then. Rainen sighed and said to himself aww crap I was hoping I could just bluff it After taking a few seconds to gather himself, he looked up at the gargoyles with death in his eyes and said Your lives have lasted a thousand years.  They will end in less then an hour.  At that Rainen summoned his flame sword pyrosis and began to charge it with power.  I hope I don't miss...  Rainen felt the minutes of consciousness tick away and when he felt that he had charged his sword enough so that he had a little over two hours of life left in him he concentrated the energies of the sword and unleashed a blast aimed directly at a conduit of energy leading to the gargoyles.  A line of fire seemed to appear out of nowhere and soon enough it reached the gargoyle to the left of Rainen.  you... Only the master knows how to manipulate fire in that way...  Only the master knows about the energy lines that sustain us...  Are you perhaps a friend of the master? I am not a friend of your master.  I killed your master and claimed his secrets as my own and now I come to kill his creations.  The remaining gargoyle looked at Rainen and said So the master is dead...  Well then I now work on my own free will.  Allow me to live and I will offer my support to your cause.  Rainen smiled and said very well.  Open your mind to me and allow me to know all that it contains so that I may see for myself if you are honest. The gargoyle shifted and Rainen probed it's mind.  He dove into the sub-concious of the gargoyle's mind and found a tendril of though that proved that the gargoyle needed a master.  He went into the conscious mind and found that the gargoyle was fully behind the idea of supporting Rainen You have passed my test.  Now, go and bring me the object that you know I seek and then and only then will I allow you to join my ranks.  The gargoyle left the room and Rainen collapsed.  Aww man I'm so glad these guys are easy to persuade... Rainen sat in a meditative position, holding his sword with the yellow orb facing him.

OOC:  Since i'm on an unknown island in an unknown location in lake alto i sincerely doubt that any of you will be interacting with me for awhile.  If you do feel like interacting with me I will be heading in the direction of the great forest in a post or two in order to meet up with steelfist's character.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on July 22, 2010, 07:57:08 AM
Mike ran towards the city of the Madrid- Tikitiki. Madrid was a city with a large mix of Rebels and Loyalists, but he believe he could unite them with their fear of Tranten. Mako was waiting nearby, ready to take him out of the reach of the mod. For there would be a mob. Mike would not leave the city with anything less than a mob of both Nationalists and Loyalists following behind.

Mike's entry was one of the most crucial parts to the plan. He didn't have to be stealthy in his entry- he had to look like he was trying to be stealthy, but in reality be in such plain sight that even the lax and lazy guards could spot him as one to watch. He felt ridiculus, so foolish, but he executed his entry perfectly. A guard came up to him, asking where he ws from. In his best imitation of Zack's voice, he relied: "None of your buisness. Now get out of my way". The guard moved away, then began to whisper to another guard on duty. As Mike walked around, he noticed that a guard was following him, making clumsy attempts to be stealthy. Mike decided to find a nice, defensable building, then eliminate people untill the mob he was looking for showed up. He eventually picked a small tower, which was unfortunately the guard tower. Unfortunately for them, anyways. Mike walked in to the tower, and found himself in a room with a ladder leading up, and a single guard on duty. The guard immeadiately asked "Who are you? What is your buisness here?"
Mike replied: "I'm here from Tranten, come to kill you all." He dived at the guard, and used his dagger to give the guard a nasty cut. It would hurt, and look worse than it was, but the man would live to tell the tale of the evil Trantenite. Mike opened the door, to meet the guard who had been following him. He then quickly closed the door behind them. This one he also stabbed so that the man would live, but only just. He too, would tell the tale of the evil man from Tranten.
At the top of the tower, Mike loaded his crossbow. This crossbow was identicle to the Tranten models, but had special bolts. These bolt would deliver poison without killing the target. The poison is normally lethal, but when it gets stale begins to KO targets and remove their pulse, but not to kill them. The goal was that when authorities checked the bodies, they would think that "Zack" had tried to kill them, and had only failed by luck.
Mike yelled from the tower: "I am here from Tranten. We aim to kill you all!" People screamed, and panic ensued. Mike began to fire bolts at the noble-looking members of the crowd. After about 10 shots, almost all had fled the area he was firing into, but none had noted where the bolts were from. The area they fled to was also in his reach, just on a different side of the tower. As he was about to shift his aim, he noticed that two middle-class looking people were staring at him from his intial target area. One of them shouted so that only Mike could here him: "We are Rebels! We have no love for the Loyalists! Will you and your people aid our cause?"
In response, Mike fired at the speaker. His friend ran of in fear. Mike then began firing at the next target area, but after a few bolts, he saw guards aiming to fire at him, and realized that there were guards below attempting to get up to the top of the tower, despite Mike removing the ladder and jamming the trapdoor. Mike decided to flee, he had done his job and done it well. He lept off the building, then ran for the city wall, alternating between using the rooftops, back alleys, and streets. He lost his pursuers, but guards were forming up at the entrance to the city. Mike smiled grimly, then tossed his rope to the top of the wall. He scaled the wall quickly. The guards all at the entrance, and didn't spot him untill he was almost at the top. They began to shout, and just as Mike scaled the wall he felt bolts flying over him. He jumped of the wall, and ran to Mako's hiding spot.
Mako was there, covered in green paint. He looked like a new kind of spriggat, even to Mike.
"All went according to plan?" he inquired.
"And then some," Mike replied.
Mako loaded the small poison sac into his mouth. It was designed to stay sealed while in the mouth, but upon Mako's next Frost blast it would open and spray a toxic poison that would leave its victims KO'd for a few hours. Mike softly jumped on Mako's back, and Mako flew them up just in time to meet the mob of guards and civilians. Mike fired a bolt in front of their pursuers, who were holding the classic pitchforks and torches, with the exception of the sword weilding guards. Mike yelled "I am from Tranten, with my green spriggat Okam! We have come with these creatures to kill you all!"
As he finished saying this, Mako let out a giant frost breath that spread across the crowd. The last thing they saw before passing out was the two people flying away. Shortly after, they dismounted. Mako was exceptionally strong, even for a spriggat, but carrying humans even for a short distance was exhausting. The stunt with the poison sac had left him with an awful taste, that he cleaned with river water.
They returned to one of Mako's hideouts near the Psy acadamey, where they had left the parents. They rested up, then sent a message to ranien, reading "This was but this first incident of many. Bring us Zack and Annabeth, or they will continue."

OOC: They don't know that ranien sent the message, but they can tell the pigeon to return to the last person it saw.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on July 22, 2010, 10:05:41 AM
Rainen stood up and began to pace around.  It had been at least an hour since he had sent the gargoyle into the deeper portions of the cave.  Master, I have returned with that which you seek. Good.  Bring it to me and we may leave now.  The gargoyle dropped a blue sphere in Rainen's hand.  Instantly he began to feel the cool air of the caverns fade away.  So this is the power of the orb...  Rainen walked out of the cave and into the daylight.  It's time to go now.  You can easily fly me to where i need to go correct?  Yes, I only require a small amount of psy power to aid me in flight so I can maintain it for far longer then a spriggat.  Rainen summoned a large ball of fire and ignited the ship.  It exploded in a fury of splinters and charred lines I have no need for the ship then.  Rainen jumped onto the back of the gargoyle and they flew off towards the great forest.  After awhile they spotted a lone bird on the horizon.  Rainen reached out with his mind and sensed a familiar pattern of thoughts. That is a messenger pigeon.  The same one that was sent to Annabeth's house.  fly towards it and I will call it to us.   The gargoyle changed directions and when he got close enough,  he slowed down so that the pidgeon could land.  He spiraled in the air as he descended and Rainen hopped off, already with the message in his hands.  So, they didn't believe me the first time...  Rainen reached into the depths of his mind and pulled the memory of what happened when Zack and Annabeth dissapeared.  He imprinted it on the message with a few words that read "If you don't believe this then don't bother contacting me again.  I have no more time to waste on your efforts of finding Zack and Annabeth."  Rainen once again sent the pidgeon back to those that sent it and once again he rode the Gargoyle towards the Great forest.  Did your creator name you gargoyle?  No, he never named his creations.  From now on you will be known as Rayome.  Thank you master.  The gargoyle smiled for the first time in years and in his mind he said his name over and over again.

OOC: Alright so now for his stats.
Rayome
race: Ancient Gargoyle
Element: Dark/Ice
Bio: Rayome was created over a thousand years ago by an unknown immortal.  Who or what that Immortal was is a mystery even to Rayome.  He is larger then even the biggest of spriggats (Cerzak was about three times the size of a human right? Actually now that I think about it is there even a known size ratio?) and is a stone gray color.  He has a very high resistant to cyro and dark attacks and has the ability to use limited forms of both (very weak dark blast and a very weak ice breath.)  He is also able to use his claws and wings to aid him in the attack (claw and wing blast) Over all he is about as strong of a fighter as your above average spriggat.  Although he is able to fly at high speeds he has very low mobility and his eye sight and hearing are almost nonexistent (being in a dark silent cave for a thousand years does that to you :P)  He relies on vibrations and radiated heat to find his enemies as well as scanning with his own mind.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Bromtaghon on August 01, 2010, 08:01:38 AM
OOC: This is starting to get very complicated, now that it's gone from Nationalists/Rebels to Nationalists/Rebels/Zack/Kayle, Reese and Caitlin with Rainen, Mike, Mako, Osrie and a teddy bear thrown in on the side.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 01, 2010, 08:57:27 AM
uhmm u didn't follow the story did you...  Kayle Reese and Caitlin are gone due to inactivity.  Zack is gone for a few months Mike and Mako are teamed up I think and then Osrie and the teddy bear are just one time characters so far.  The only current players are: Nationalists, Rebels, Rainen + Rayome and partially Seth, Mike + Mako.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on August 15, 2010, 07:15:00 AM
Zack clamoured through the dark shifting world. It was purple with black skies and ground. Annabeth was loosely running behind him. Around 50 meters behind them both was the shadow tossing shadow blasts at them. Zack ducked and yelled, “How do we get out of here!” "There is no escape." the shadow laughed. Zack keep running forward until he saw out of the corner of his eye a shadow blast coming right for him. He turned around and fired a light blast and when the two blasts meet, a white fissure cracked into the air itself. The fissure expanded rapidly and soon Zack's whole eyesight was white. He felt as though he was moving somewhere quickly. When he white cleared he noticed he was in some sort of closet. Annabeth was right behind him. "Do you even know what happened just now?" Annabeth asked. "No idea...." sighed Zack opening the door to find themselves in some sort of barn. They quickly exited the barn trying to avoid attention and walked around this small town. There might have only been 200 people in the town but all these guards were walking around waiting for a fight. He noticed a sign in front of the town that read "the small town of Arahien". Zack walked over to one of the larger buildings and took a seat on of the many chairs outside. Annabeth walked over to him and asked, "Do you think we can get home?". "If we can find a map" answered Zack trying to sound hopeful.

OOC: I'm back people!

The Different People belong to

Nationlists: Mako + Mike (Because they want to capture Zack for the Nationlists), Annabeth, Seth
Rebels: Kayle, Caitlin, and Reese (They are Rebels somewhat)
Mechianics: Osrie + Teddybear
Tratenites: Zack
None: Rainen + Rayome
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 15, 2010, 09:05:31 AM
welcome back zack.  I guess I'll jump the timeline ahead by about a month because I doubt you would get sucked into a vortex only to be released a day or two later..

IC:Rainen smiled and held the newest orb up to the sky.  He looked at the three other orbs that he and Rayome had collected over the past month. "This could have gone faster I think master."  "Don't worry Rayome.  The final piece of the puzzle is within our grasps...  I just wonder where that spirit went off to.  We lost a day waiting for him and another week searching for signs of him.  That run in with the camps really killed some time too...  I'm just glad they didn't follow us back to the Deeper Downs...  Who knew we would need the crimson orb first to get to the dark orb"=?"  Rainen starred at the sky for a moment then he closed his eyes and felt the power emanating from the four orbs So, fire in the desert connected to Ice in the lake.  White in the forest connected to Dark in the Deeper Downs...  Three more sets of Guardians, three sets of stead fast creations that had to die...  Too bad I couldn't bring them to my side as I did with Rayome...  Now then, the point that the lines meet are nearby an old city so there might be catacombs that hold the resting place of the element breaker.  Once I have the breaker I'll fuse it with flame-guard and then fuse the four elemental spheres into it.  I'll have to move quickly after that and kill the beast before it gets too much stronger.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Zackirus on August 15, 2010, 02:43:53 PM
No I did escape the void after two days, however two things happened. First, time in the void is faster than the real world so Zack felt like he was in their are a month. Second when the two blasts hit it warped Zack and Annabeth back in time!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on August 15, 2010, 05:05:17 PM
welcome back zack.  I guess I'll jump the timeline ahead by about a month because I doubt you would get sucked into a vortex only to be released a day or two later..

IC:Rainen smiled and held the newest orb up to the sky.  He looked at the three other orbs that he and Rayome had collected over the past month. "This could have gone faster I think master."  "Don't worry Rayome.  The final piece of the puzzle is within our grasps...  I just wonder where that spirit went off to.  We lost a day waiting for him and another week searching for signs of him.  That run in with the camps really killed some time too...  I'm just glad they didn't follow us back to the Deeper Downs...  Who knew we would need the crimson orb first to get to the dark orb"=?"  Rainen starred at the sky for a moment then he closed his eyes and felt the power emanating from the four orbs So, fire in the desert connected to Ice in the lake.  White in the forest connected to Dark in the Deeper Downs...  Three more sets of Guardians, three sets of stead fast creations that had to die...  Too bad I couldn't bring them to my side as I did with Rayome...  Now then, the point that the lines meet are nearby an old city so there might be catacombs that hold the resting place of the element breaker.  Once I have the breaker I'll fuse it with flame-guard and then fuse the four elemental spheres into it.  I'll have to move quickly after that and kill the beast before it gets too much stronger.
Personally, I think it would take a month to find one orb, let alone four. Seriously, you're not giving the other characters enough orbs to find or find out that they had all along, so cool down on the orbs, will ya, you found four in one post, serious overkill Rainen, and I think we can all agree this time.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on August 15, 2010, 06:06:03 PM
OOC: Yeah, agreed.


He had found the orb. He had found it; the green orb. And he had reached out and touched it.

He didn’t know where he was now. There had been an implosion of energy, and suddenly he had been here. This void; just darkness, utter darkness. And a voice. Foolish human. You fell into this little trap so easily. I will drain you of power, and cast you outside of reality.
Seth had concealed a greater part of the power, so the voice probably didn’t know the full extent of his power. He waited; with no reference, it could have been, seconds, hours, days, or even weeks, But it felt like only a few moments. A form coalesced. It was roughly eight metres tall, and two wide. Heavily muscled, with red skin. And, in the centre of it’s horned head, there was an orb, like the eye of a Cyclops. Every colour, much like the one in the cavern underneath the Academy, it exuded menace. Mortal; your soul is mine. Steeling himself, he replied. “I. Am. Not. Mortal!” The figure laughed, and struck with a bolt of mental energy. Seth closed his eyes, and took the blow. He remained still for a second. Then opened his eyes. Impossible! You cannot –

Seth struck back, with enough force to devastate the city of Ravinale. The figure crumpled. Seth stepped forward and placed a hand on the orb. Power rushed in, but he turned it back as destructive force. You may have defeated my immortal vessel, but I shall be victorious. I underestimated you, but you, in turn, underestimated me. I have many who are in my service, willingly or otherwise. I shall escape to their body, regain power, and then I shall crush you. Then, I shall drain you of life, and with this power create a new vessel, and reign for time immemorial! With that, the orb shattered. Releasing power that entered Seth, cold and icy, boosting his powers.

With that, Seth woke up. The orb was gone; it had never been real, merely bait. He was still in the cave, and it was dark outside. He cast his mind out, and sensed the recent presence  of the one called Rainen. He also sensed a presence of powerful darkness. He turned, and looked his killer straight in the eye. And struck. With Cyro blast.

OOC: Seth has another element!
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 15, 2010, 06:35:45 PM
alright i'll just take it one step at a time then.  But the four orbs are just elemental resistance orbs so that's nothing to major right?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on August 15, 2010, 06:36:56 PM
alright i'll just take it one step at a time then.  But the four orbs are just elemental resistance orbs so that's nothing to major right?
That may be, but you already have the yellow orb, no?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on August 15, 2010, 07:12:20 PM
Maybe if he details how he obtained them in full?
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 15, 2010, 07:18:28 PM
Yea so?  The story is pretty much dead so I think it's about time we finish up with the plot line. I.E. killing the monster.  Also at any point in the story any one of you could have gotten an orb of any color.  Why should I not include them in MY part of the story if you don't feel like it?  Also I will explain in detail how I got each orb in my following posts.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on August 15, 2010, 07:22:02 PM
Yea so?  The story is pretty much dead so I think it's about time we finish up with the plot line. I.E. killing the monster.  Also at any point in the story any one of you could have gotten an orb of any color.  Why should I not include them in MY part of the story if you don't feel like it?  Also I will explain in detail how I got each orb in my following posts.
I see you are frustrated for some reason, as you are giving many, many reasons on whatever you are answering, with many things pointing towards the rest of us. Please explain more clearly in a PM perhaps, is this because of the previous agruements? Plus, the plotline of the Nation of Hubras game isn't about killing some monster, it's about the Rebel-Nationalist conflict.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on August 15, 2010, 07:25:20 PM
The reason the story is pretty much dead, Rainen, is you. You hijacked the storyline. I'm going along with it so we can direct it to a finish, because it would be a shame to simply let it die.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 16, 2010, 05:35:09 PM
mini plot/ my plot >.> not the main plot.  My mistake for not explaining that one.  Also on that note, you don't have to follow along with the plot that i'm making.  You don't even have to interact with my character.  I think one of the problems is that every single rp that we've had on these forums it's always been stuck at a large plot point because of people just not being around/posting.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on August 17, 2010, 06:33:58 AM
Well, personally, you messed with me and Duskling by
a) Making reaching Annabeth and Zack impossible when they were in our world
b) Taking them out of this world

They were the only thing brining us into the storyline, and you made them invincible, then in another dimension/world/whatever the heck it was.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 17, 2010, 07:07:24 AM
uhmm no.  That was Zack who put himself in another dimension because he was away on vacation or some overnight camp.  He is now back in the storyline and not with me at all.  Currently, Rainen doesn't even know they're both back and Rainen sent a message via memory imprint to your guys showing them what Rainen saw when the two dissapeared.  Also in no portion of the story have I ever been invincible.  All throughout the story I've kept a mental tab of how much energy my character would have left.  If you were to say harass him and use hit-and-run tactics then you would be able to beat him.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on August 17, 2010, 04:44:06 PM
Mike and Mako were at their hideout, sipping away at some beer. They had completed five attacks like the previous one, inflaming the people against Zack. Mike had been wounded twice, but managed to recover fully. Hopefully, they thought Zack would recive notice of their efforts, so that their messages stopped being intercepted by the lunatic who thought Zack and Annabeth were "no longer in this world" or whatever the message had said.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 18, 2010, 07:27:52 AM
Alright so I'll be picking up my story from when I was just about to go into the Great forest then.

IC:  "Rayome" "Yes master?" "What do you know about the other locations of the orbs?" "Not much.  I am able to sense their presence though."  "So in other words the only help you'll be is getting me to places faster and killing any guardian that protects them."  "Yes master."  Rayome looked down and closed his eyes, reaching out with his mind, he reached out for the minds of any other creation that his old master made and to his amazement, he found a pair of golems that were the deepest portions of the forest, guarding a large stone. "Master I found other creations of the old master.  I will fly you straight to them."  "Good job Rayome, you have already exceeded my expectations."  At that Rayome smiled This will be a good adventure.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on August 18, 2010, 05:11:35 PM
Alright so I'll be picking up my story from when I was just about to go into the Great forest then.

IC:  "Rayome" "Yes master?" "What do you know about the other locations of the orbs?" "Not much.  I am able to sense their presence though."  "So in other words the only help you'll be is getting me to places faster and killing any guardian that protects them."  "Yes master."  Rayome looked down and closed his eyes, reaching out with his mind, he reached out for the minds of any other creation that his old master made and to his amazement, he found a pair of golems that were the deepest portions of the forest, guarding a large stone. "Master I found other creations of the old master.  I will fly you straight to them."  "Good job Rayome, you have already exceeded my expectations."  At that Rayome smiled This will be a good adventure.
You know, I'm not trying to spark anything, or offend anyone by this comment, but doesn't your quest kind of remind you of the plot from Dragonball, rainen? :D
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: MikeW781 on August 18, 2010, 05:45:20 PM
Alright so I'll be picking up my story from when I was just about to go into the Great forest then.

IC:  "Rayome" "Yes master?" "What do you know about the other locations of the orbs?" "Not much.  I am able to sense their presence though."  "So in other words the only help you'll be is getting me to places faster and killing any guardian that protects them."  "Yes master."  Rayome looked down and closed his eyes, reaching out with his mind, he reached out for the minds of any other creation that his old master made and to his amazement, he found a pair of golems that were the deepest portions of the forest, guarding a large stone. "Master I found other creations of the old master.  I will fly you straight to them."  "Good job Rayome, you have already exceeded my expectations."  At that Rayome smiled This will be a good adventure.
You know, I'm not trying to spark anything, or offend anyone by this comment, but doesn't your quest kind of remind you of the plot from Dragonball, rainen? :D
Dragonball had a plot besides "Its over 9000?" I must have missed it.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 19, 2010, 08:09:53 AM
Alright so I'll be picking up my story from when I was just about to go into the Great forest then.

IC:  "Rayome" "Yes master?" "What do you know about the other locations of the orbs?" "Not much.  I am able to sense their presence though."  "So in other words the only help you'll be is getting me to places faster and killing any guardian that protects them."  "Yes master."  Rayome looked down and closed his eyes, reaching out with his mind, he reached out for the minds of any other creation that his old master made and to his amazement, he found a pair of golems that were the deepest portions of the forest, guarding a large stone. "Master I found other creations of the old master.  I will fly you straight to them."  "Good job Rayome, you have already exceeded my expectations."  At that Rayome smiled This will be a good adventure.
You know, I'm not trying to spark anything, or offend anyone by this comment, but doesn't your quest kind of remind you of the plot from Dragonball, rainen? :D
considering I've ever really seen dragonball (you're talking about the origional and not dragonball Z right) I have no idea what you're talking about.  Even if you're talking about another series, I still have no idea what you're talking about.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Duskling on August 21, 2010, 06:46:12 PM
I mean the original Dragonball, where they have to find all the Dragonballs to save the world or something, with plenty jokes about the name of the mystical artifacts along the way.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Steelfist on August 23, 2010, 05:01:31 PM
Rainen, I stand by what I said; your sub-plot pulls any other plots into an 'orbit'. Everything else either gets involved or simply revolves around you.

Let's just kill the creature and lay this RP to rest.
Title: Re: The Nation of Hubras Returns!
Post by: Xemadus Echina on August 23, 2010, 07:19:17 PM
fair enough.

IC: it's time for your demise Rainen A dark creature was lurking in the shadows of the abyss.  Suddenly, it ceased to exist due to budget cuts.