Dragon and Tiger.   Posted by Justice.Group: 0
Oswald Gysbourne Sr
 player, 191 posts
 Ozzy's Grandpa
 Mage
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 04:12
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Yes, hello Mr. Martinez. This is Oswald Gysbourne. I need to come by the dojo to talk to you, when would be a good time for you? Now would be best, if it works for you," said Oswald, sounding concerned.
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1864 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 04:13
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Hello Oswald...." Lucas replied. "Yes, now is fine. Feel free to come by.."
Oswald Gysbourne Sr
 player, 192 posts
 Ozzy's Grandpa
 Mage
Sun 5 Feb 2012
at 13:51
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Oswald appeared in the alley behind the dojo, and came walking out from behind it like it was perfectly ordinary for an elderly gentleman to have been in said alleyway in the first place. He entered the Dojo if it was unlocked, or knocked on the door and waited for someone to open it if it wasn't.

Once inside, he said, "Hello again, Lucas. I do hope I'm not interrupting anything. However, the thing Mr. Black wished to talk about in private has brought to light some rather... disturbing information."
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1865 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Sun 5 Feb 2012
at 14:20
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas heard a knock at the door and promptly answered. "Ladies....I'll be right back..."

Seeing the elder Gysbourne at the door, he made his way there. "Hello Mr. Gysbourne....please come in..." he said as he opened the door for the long-lived Sage.

Once inside, and once Oswald had mentioned "disturbing information" from Mr. Black, Lucas nodded and began to listen intently.

"All right, Mr. Gysbourne....I'm listening..."
Oswald Gysbourne Sr
 player, 193 posts
 Ozzy's Grandpa
 Mage
Mon 6 Feb 2012
at 16:21
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Oswald nodded, "I'll get right to the point, as I'm afraid we haven't time to beat around the bush. We are, it seems, on the brink of annihilation. An ancient being known as Konnish has slipped its bonds, and is coming here to finish what it started eons ago. One way or another, Konnish's victory would mean the end of life as we know it. We will need you, Lucas, as the Champion of Light, to stand against the coming darkness. I will not lie, it will NOT be easy, and there are likely to be casualties on our side. Indeed, the last time he was here, an entire civilization was destroyed. But you will not stand alone. Our foe plans nothing less than the domination or possible destruction of all life on this planet. We will have no shortage of allies."
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1866 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Mon 6 Feb 2012
at 16:51
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas glanced back at Mirage only briefly, then back to Oswald.

"Oswald....I should have died years ago....hell, I DID die...I felt the pain of death as I crossed. And yet...I've been brought back for a greater purpose. If this is the culmination of my second life...then I will strive to make it worthy of remembrance. We WILL beat this thing.."
Oswald Gysbourne Sr
 player, 194 posts
 Ozzy's Grandpa
 Mage
Mon 6 Feb 2012
at 17:42
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Oswald chuckled, "I'm glad you feel that way. Tell me, Mister Martinez, have I introduced you to Ju-Long yet? He is an old friend of mine, and a former Champion of Light. He and I had a few adventures, back in the day. Anyway, I believe he'll be working with us on this, as will quite a few others. Hopefully we can do some preventing, rather than simply reacting. If he gets through... if the legends are to be believed, Konnish makes Ahriman look like a tame kitten."
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1867 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 02:48
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Well..you haven't introduced me, but I have met him recently. I would love to hear about some of your adventures though", Lucas said.
Oswald Gysbourne Sr
 player, 195 posts
 Ozzy's Grandpa
 Mage
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 03:44
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Ah, good! I'll have to tell you about them sometime. It was quite some time ago. We didn't have any of these fancy costumes, but we helped people," Oswald said with a wistful smile.
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1868 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 03:48
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas chuckled.

"Well...the costumes were not always asked for. It sort of came with the job. But I do have to admit, they do make a statement. Is there any special preparations that I should undertake before we meet Konnish?"
Oswald Gysbourne Sr
 player, 196 posts
 Ozzy's Grandpa
 Mage
Sat 11 Feb 2012
at 22:16
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Oswald thought for a moment, before replying, "Get a will down, and spend lots of time with the people you love. Other than that, I can't think of a thing off the top of my head."
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1870 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Sun 12 Feb 2012
at 13:45
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Thanks for filling me in, Oswald," Lucas replied to the elder Gysbourne. He looked back to Mirage. "I should probably fill her in...otherwise, she'll probably kill me if I don't."

Lucas then chuckled at that. He knew how Mirage was, and he also knew that she had an uncanny way of finding out what was on his mind.
Oswald Gysbourne Sr
 player, 197 posts
 Ozzy's Grandpa
 Mage
Sun 12 Feb 2012
at 14:07
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Oswald smiled knowingly, then said, "All right. If you think she'll have questions that I'll need to answer, I'll remain here for a moment. Otherwise, I must be going. There's a lot of organizing to be done, if we hope to see victory."
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1871 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Sun 12 Feb 2012
at 14:20
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Go ahead....I have things covered here," Lucas replied. "Thanks again for stopping by, Oswald. And don't worry....we'll get through this like we always have. We have to...after all, our entire reality depends on it."
Psy-Witch
 player, 32 posts
Sun 12 Feb 2012
at 21:34
Re: Dragon and Tiger
*Catch up post*

Katy broke the embrace after Lucas walked in. "There's time for that later, if you want..." She quipped just as playfully as Mirage. And then the phone rang. Not long after, what looked to be a fairly old friend of Lucas' came in. Katy watched as they disappeared into the other room. Normally, Katy didn't mind giving people privacy, but it did seem serious...And she couldn't help herself. Her mind 'tuned' into the other room, listening in.

Getting just the gist of the conversation, Katy cast a sidelong look at Mirage. She knew Helena was in a relationship with Lucas, or something like it. But even though Katy resented her for it, on account of Friday, she couldn't help but empathize towards her mentor. Katy would probably feel the same way if it were Aaron. It wasn't everyday an almost godlike being decided to destroy the world. Or was it?

"Helena?" She asked. No other words were needed. As an afterthought, she put a hand on her mentor's shoulder.
Oswald Gysbourne Sr
 player, 198 posts
 Ozzy's Grandpa
 Mage
Mon 13 Feb 2012
at 04:46
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Oswald nodded. He'd felt the slightest twinge on the edge of his mind, as if someone were listening in, but he decided to ignore it. The more people who knew that Konnish was coming, the better. Mostly, anyway. Some nihilists, or greedy thieves, might try to take advantage of the situation. When the cat is away, the mice will play, after all.

"Indeed. And it's not a problem, my friend. I just thought I should deliver the news in person. It's not every day we face something of this magnitude, after all," he said with a small chuckle before he headed out the door.
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1872 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Mon 13 Feb 2012
at 04:50
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Take care, Oswald," Lucas said with a wave as Oswald exited the dojo. He then turned and looked towards the room where Mirage and Katy were at and sighed.

"No doubt that they probably have an inkling of what's going on anyway," he muttered to himself before heading back to the two women.
Mirage
 player, 673 posts
Thu 16 Feb 2012
at 04:14
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage was stil getting the hang of her expanded abilities and couldn't help but eavesdrop on the conversation.  It sounded preposterous at first but she could sense how serious Lucas was taking the news.  There was a lot about the conversation that she didn't like.

Make a Will.

Spend time with your loved ones.

Likely to be casualties.

End of life as it was known.

Mirage glanced at Katy when her friend touched her shoulder.  From the look in Katy's face, she had been listening in as well.  "It seems like someone has been keeping some important secrets from us." she said softly.

Turning back to wait for Lucas to walk back to the two of them, Mirage crossed her arms, ready to admonish Lucas for keeping all of this from them.  Did he think that he was trying to protect them for whatever this Konnish thing was?  Were they weak women who didn't have to know about some big fight for all of the marbles?  Maybe this whole Champion of Light role had gone to Lucas' head.

Mirage waited for Lucas with a hard look in her eyes, one normally reserved for villains.
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1873 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Thu 16 Feb 2012
at 04:28
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas soon entered the room where Mirage and Katy were. As he looked inside, he saw the hard gaze from Mirage.

He had seen that look before. But it was usually directed at those who were of the criminal persuasion, not at him.

He sighed for a moment.

"I guess I have some explaining to do, don't I?"
Draco
 player, 254 posts
 The outcast.
Thu 16 Feb 2012
at 04:48
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Hey!" a voice called, sounding muffled as if behind a wall. "Dragon Fist, this a bad time? I'd like to talk, but I can wait if I must."
Mirage
 player, 674 posts
Thu 16 Feb 2012
at 04:57
Re: Dragon and Tiger
OOC:  Like Dragon Fist is going to get off so easily.  :)

Mirage pursed her lips and glared at Lucas.
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1874 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Thu 16 Feb 2012
at 05:11
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage's silence spoke volumes.

As he was about to address her, he heard a voice.

"I'm afraid this is a bad time. I'm in the middle of something but we can talk soon."

He then looked at Mirage and Katy.

"Look...a lot has happened, and things are moving quickly. But...its time for me to tell you about...Konnish."
Draco
 player, 255 posts
 The outcast.
Thu 16 Feb 2012
at 05:12
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Got it." The voice disappeared immediately afterward.
Dragon Fist
 moderator, 1875 posts
 Mystic Martial Artist
Thu 16 Feb 2012
at 13:32
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Turning his attention to Katy and Mirage, Lucas began.

"There is an ancient being known as Konnish...he has been imprisoned for some time, and is now believed to have broken free, or is in the process of breaking free. We have only recently been made aware of this by a former protege of his, a Mr. Leo Black. Now Oswald is gathering a force together to oppose if and when he comes, because when he comes, that will be a terrible day indeed. And some, if not all of us, are expecting to stop him, but we are also prepared to count the cost in doing so.."

Lucas sighed for a moment, and turned away from the two women.

"You both know my story. I've been living on borrowed time ever since I became Dragon Fist. Look...I'm sorry for keeping this from you. And yes...I know that we've been through quite a bit, all of us. Something about this feels...different. But that doesn't mean I'm not going to go down fighting. As for what I've been through recently..."

Lucas opened his mind to both of them, starting at the time that he "disappeared", up until the time he came back to the dojo.

OOC: If you guys would to see what happened to DF in between the time he disappeared, and the time he returned to the dojo, check out the "Quest of the Champions" thread. I've requested Honesty to open that thread so you guys can see it and peruse it at your leisure. It should give Mirage and Katy some insight as to what Lucas has gone through :)
Kimeran
 NPC, 172 posts
 Chinese Dragon
Sun 26 Feb 2012
at 15:59
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Suddenly, out of seemingly nowhere, a long serpent began to uncoil and manifested itself behind Lucas. A playful chuckle soon came from the creature, as if somehow it had seen the "stew" that Lucas was in.

"Greetings my dears.....I am Kimeran, and I have been the caretaker of various Champions throughout the ages. I know Lucas very well, and believe me when I say that he cares for you....both of you, immensely. But the time for battle is coming. Konnish is trying to break through into your world, and the Champion has been chosen to stand against him. You have also been chosen, whether you are aware or not, because Konnish threatens the entire world, not to mention this dimension."