Story Arc: Aki and the Dragons.   Posted by Game Operations Director.Group: archive 0
The Drinker of Tears
 NPC, 4 posts
 Ruler of the Spire
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 03:47
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
The Drinker of Tears sneers at Aki, and then starts circling, lazily waving his sword around in an intricate dance of death.

You die, little kitten.  I have souls to eat this day.
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Ok, 2 die stunt for you (4 motes or 1 WP).  Let's get this going.
Aki the White Demon
 player, 100 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 04:11
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
I hope you enjoyed your previous meal, because you're never going to taste another soul again. The pain and terror you have fed off of for so long shall dissipate forevermore and peace will once again fall onto this land.

Aki threw the Duom, embedding it into the wall near the top of the pit. Normally, this is where I'd say 'Let's settle this like men, but a pathetic being like you doesn't deserve the title


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Active Charms: DBT (Bruise Relief Method), Directional Mastery North, Invulnerable Skin of Bronze

Health Levels: 23
Soak: Bashing (4) Lethal (2) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (9)        (6)            (4)
DBT+ISB       (21)       (12)           (4)

Willpower: 6/7

SD: 10/10

Personal Essence: 3 / 17
Periphreal Esence: 8 / 38
Committed: 5 (Duom)

The Drinker of Tears
 NPC, 5 posts
 Ruler of the Spire
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 04:17
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
The Drinker of Tears growls, then bites off another remark.

I do not think you comprehend the suffering you are about to receive, little kitten.  Once I finish you, I will move on to Mari and the rest of Skrymtor.  All you know will suffer forever!
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1 more 2 die stunt.
Aki the White Demon
 player, 101 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 04:24
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
It took every ounce of will Aki had not to react to the monster that had just threatened his wife. However, pretending to would fit nicely into his plan. With an inarticulate roar Aki charged at Drinker, albeit a bit slower than an actual charge, making sure he stayed in control of his pace.

Right as he was about to enter the swords slicing range, Aki leapt, sailing over the raksha and covering the remaining distance of the pit, landing neatly on his Duom.


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Active Charms: DBT (Bruise Relief Method), Directional Mastery North, Invulnerable Skin of Bronze

Health Levels: 23
Soak: Bashing (4) Lethal (2) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (9)        (6)            (4)
DBT+ISB       (21)       (12)           (4)

Willpower: 6/7

SD: 10/10

Personal Essence: 3 / 17
Periphreal Esence: 12 / 38
Committed: 5 (Duom)

The Drinker of Tears
 NPC, 6 posts
 Ruler of the Spire
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 04:28
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
The Drinker turns to look at Aki, grinning once again.

You must be scared, kitten.  Come, why don't you fight like a 'man' like you said we would?
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2 die stunt.
Aki the White Demon
 player, 102 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 04:32
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Aki wanted to make a witty comeback, but he didn't. He didn't speak, he didn't even move. He merely concentrated on the focus of his hand and the essence he was drawing into it.



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Active Charms: DBT (Bruise Relief Method), Directional Mastery North, Invulnerable Skin of Bronze

Health Levels: 23
Soak: Bashing (4) Lethal (2) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (9)        (6)            (4)
DBT+ISB       (21)       (12)           (4)

Willpower: 6/7

SD: 10/10

Personal Essence: 3 / 17
Periphreal Esence: 12 / 38
Committed: 5 (Duom)

The Drinker of Tears
 NPC, 7 posts
 Ruler of the Spire
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 04:38
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
The Drinker of Tears continues smiling, and then whips up a cutting wind that he directs at Aki, attempting to slice him apart as he casts.
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23:35, Today: The Drinker of Tears rolled 11 successes using 11d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7. Teeth of the World Attack.

This is an undodgeable attack, doing 18L + 11 successes, doing 29L.  17 Heath Levels taken off after your 12L soak.

Aki the White Demon
 player, 103 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 04:55
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Aki ignored the horrible pain that flooded his body as he felt the wind tear it apart. He couldn't give in now, it was almost over. Channeling all his courage, Aki made his move.

The essence he was gathering in his hands turned black, the light seeming to get sucked into it. Aki stepped off his Duom and thrust the spell downwards before releasing it. DEATH OF OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLIES

From his palm, swarms of the deadly razor-edged insects exploded. The force was so much that it kept him aloft as long as the spell lasted, grabbing the Duom on his way down.

The butterflies smashed down with so much force that most of the rebounded back up, slicing Drinker again.

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10 successes

You rolled 7 successes using 14d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7 ((5,1,7,7,5,9,10,1,3,3,10,4,4,6)). + 3 Automatics Successes

Active Charms: DBT (Bruise Relief Method), Directional Mastery North, Invulnerable Skin of Bronze

Health Levels: 6
Soak: Bashing (4) Lethal (2) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (9)        (6)            (4)
DBT+ISB       (21)       (12)           (4)

Willpower: 4/7

SD: 7/10

Personal Essence: 0 / 17
Periphreal Esence: 0 / 38
Committed: 5 (Duom)

The Drinker of Tears
 NPC, 8 posts
 Ruler of the Spire
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 05:00
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
The Drinker of Tears reels under the assault, nearly falling.  He then regains his balance.  Shooting Aki a glare, The Drinker of Tears bites out a comment.

... perhaps it might be best to fight this sword to spear.  Unless you want to face more of my Wind Knives, that is...

With that, he starts stalking towards Aki, sword in hand.
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3 die stunt (6 motes or 1 wp, +1 exp (not canon, but I'm gonna do it that way))
Aki the White Demon
 player, 104 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 05:06
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Aki gave a tired grin, shatered butterflies crushed beneath his feet. If that's how you want it, soul sucker, then lets go.

Swinging his duom, Aki went straight for Drinker's neck.


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You rolled 6 successes using 13d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7 ((6,6,3,9,8,2,8,8,9,7,6,3,1)).

Active Charms: DBT (Bruise Relief Method), Directional Mastery North, Invulnerable Skin of Bronze

Health Levels: 6
Soak: Bashing (4) Lethal (2) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (9)        (6)            (4)
DBT+ISB       (21)       (12)           (4)

Willpower: 4/7

SD: 7/10

Personal Essence: 0 / 17
Periphreal Esence: 6 / 38
Committed: 5 (Duom)

The Drinker of Tears
 NPC, 9 posts
 Ruler of the Spire
Tue 23 Feb 2010
at 05:15
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
The Drinker whips his sword up to block Aki's attack, and then lances it out in a quick lunge, going right for Aki's heart.  Before Aki can react to the strike, his chest has as sword of ice driven an inch or two in it.

The Drinker than contemptuously draws the sword back out, smiling evilly at Aki.

I knew, deep down, that you were just a little boy pretending to be a tiger.  Now Skrymtor will suffer.
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00:09, Today: The Drinker of Tears rolled 8 successes using 16d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7. Attacking Aki.
00:09, Today: The Drinker of Tears rolled 6 successes using 16d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7. Defending Against Aki's Attack.

This goes 7L past Aki's soak (and 1 HL past his remaining HLs).  Aki is now Dying.  On the plus side, he can go Immortal now.  Power Potential 5, 25 points to spread between Mega-Attributes (1 to 1), Powers (1 to 1), Paths (2 to 1), Charms (1 to 1), Attributes (1 to 2), Abilities (1 to 4), etc.  Also, +1 Permanent Essence.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:44, Tue 23 Feb 2010.

Aki the White Demon
 player, 105 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 02:24
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Dust flew in the wake of Drinker's final attack. The remains of the Obsidian Butterflies kicked up, flooding the pit with sparkling black particles.

Drinker turn his back on his fallen opponent, ready to turn on the other exalted who had invaded his realm. And thus didn't see what had happened next.

At first it seemed like nothing so much as a pale spot in the debris, but it quickly became larger, more defined.

His foe was dead. There was no reason to be wary anymore.

And thus Drinker was taken by surprise when a giant tiger head bite down on his shoulder. The Raksha lord screamed is both pain and surprise as his dead foe turned out to be not so dead. It had taken almost all his strength to bring the Lunar down, and he had none left to spare.

As the Faery dissolve into nothing more than dreams of dust, the tiger leaped out of the pit, landing among his comrades.

It was like I saw Creation as a tapestry, only from behind. I saw the hidden threads that wove everything together. The unseen things that connect the smallest any to the mightiest Exalt. It was...It was...

Aki's eyes rolled back into his head as he fell unconscious.
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20:21, Today: Aki the White Demon rolled 7 successes using 12d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7. Kitten is angry.

Health Levels: 6
Soak: Bashing (11) Lethal (7) Aggravated (3)
DBT           (16)        (11)           (7)
DBT+ISB       (28)        (17)           (7)

Willpower: 4/7

SD: 7/10

Personal Essence: 18 / 18
Periphreal Esence: 37 / 42
Committed: 5 (Duom)

This message was last edited by the player at 02:34, Mon 08 Mar 2010.

Game Operations Director
 GM, 22 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 02:37
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Time passes, and Aki wakes up in his home Manse, with Mari hovering over him.  Iron Nail and Lin can be heard discussing something with one of the monks over in the main room.  Thankfully, the discussion is very civil, and seems to be about some of the other threats in the area.  Even stranger is that the monk is one of the ones who seemed to me more fanatical then the rest, Sesus Akira.
Aki the White Demon
 player, 106 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 02:52
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Aki smiled at his wife, kissing her gently. How are you holding up dearest?

You idiot! You were supposed to tackle that monsters as a team, not duel him. If dueling him was a good idea you could have done it years ago! WHat happened to the brain you're so proud of!

Aki held his wife close to him, stroking her hair. Not my best call, I'd admit, but odds were I wasn't going to get another chance like that. He's gone Mari, gone forever. And he'll never hurt anyone ever again.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:53, Mon 08 Mar 2010.

Sesus Akira
 NPC, 13 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 02:58
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Before Mari can respond to Aki, Akira walks to the door.

You did a good job against that monster.  Considering the other threats in the area, I would like the chance to discuss things further with you.  However, you look like you need a few days to get a handle on... what happened.  You and your Circle will be welcome in Garda whenever you are ready.

She then bows to Aki, respectfully.
Aki the White Demon
 player, 107 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:02
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Aki bows back, with equal respect. You honor me greatly, Sesus Akira. Nothing would please me more than to be able to help.
Sesus Akira
 NPC, 14 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:05
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Then come to Garda when you are ready.  There is much that needs to be done to stabilize this region.

She pauses, then grins somewhat evilly.

And I think it is safe to say that you've earned a reprieve from this particular Hunt.  Word will eventually get back to the Realm, though... still, that is a problem for another day.

With that said, she bows again, and then walks away, vanishing in a blur of wind before she even gets to the door.
Aki the White Demon
 player, 108 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:09
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Well...that was unexpected. Far from unwelcome, but unexpected. He turns to Iron Nail and Lin. Why am I getting the feeling I've missed alot?
Iron Nail
 NPC, 41 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:12
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Iron Nail grins, turning towards Aki so that he can see the Spire's Hearthstone on an Orichalcum necklace around his neck.

Well, your death and resurrection caused quite a stir, and I had already talked them into being a bit more... rational concerning us.  You just furthered things along.  Though I am lead to ask one thing... what really happened to you?  The statement you made before losing consciousness made no sense at all.

Lin just shakes her head,  muttering: What does it matter?  The monster is dead...
Aki the White Demon
 player, 109 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:26
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
...DEATH! You were DEAD! Aki what were you think-!?

Not dead! See, alive. Aki held his wife's hands, reassuringly.

...You're giving me that leave quitely and let the Exalts talk look.

If I ever gave you that look, you would hurt me.

Okay you're giving me the 'I want to tell you to leave quietly and let the Exalts talk, but I'm scared to look'.

...Maybe?


Mari sighed and shook her head. You go do what you have to. But we WILL be talking later.

After she left Aki shot a mild glare at Nail. You had to mention that. He sighed. I'm not sure. I died and I thought that was it. And then, I don't know, it was like Exalting all over.
Iron Nail
 NPC, 42 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:31
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Quite interesting.  So, a Third Breath then, on top of your Second Breath?  I wonder if it is anything like that man that took out all of my old companions in just a few seconds.

Iron Nail thoughtfully takes a drink, and Lin chips in.

It was fun watching you tear that Raksha to pieces.  I hope it tasted good...
Aki the White Demon
 player, 110 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:37
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Aki shrugged. Like many things that have happened these past few weeks, I have no clue. Some of it acted like an improvement to my exaltation. I'm once again stronger than I was before and my knowledge of charms has increased. But I've gained some new ...abilities... They're similar, but not charms. Not sorcery either
Iron Nail
 NPC, 43 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:41
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Iron Nail nods.

Perhaps we should more focus on what remains to be done, and let you discover your new capabilities as we go. Oh, the Spire has a portal to a Factory Cathedral hidden deep in the Wyld with an Artificer Amalgram.  Should you decide you need something Artifact-wise, we can probably get it made.

He pauses again.

In any case, I'm of the mind to rest for a few days before trying to get into more trouble with the dragons... what do you think?
Aki the White Demon
 player, 111 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:45
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
I think it's a good idea. I think I have some...things... to smooth over. Aki glanced at the direction his wife had left from. I'd also like to spend some time with my kids.
Iron Nail
 NPC, 44 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2010
at 03:49
Re: Story Arc:  Aki and the Dragons
Very well.  Let us know what you decide to do.

With that, Aki is free to 'smooth over' things in Skrymtor.  Lin and Nail will be hanging around, recovering from their parts in the taking of the Spire.

[Private to Aki the White Demon: On that note, I'm wrapping this arc up.  I'll start the next one in the next few days.  Also, +25 exp.]