Zedian Forest.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Choryn Ghaoughran
 player, 638 posts
 Scout/Ranger/Tracker
 Merc, Contractor
Tue 5 Aug 2014
at 17:55
Re: Zedian Forest
This was getting complicated another archer had appeared much to Choryn's surprise though judging by the yell Alice had introduced herself to him.  The downside was the loss of the scimitar. Momentarily blinded by the dirt and tackled by the mage he managed to clear his eyes using the fabric of the mage's robe. Seeing the man reach for the dropped scimitar he reacts instinctively jumping on the man's back pulling him back to the ground rolling them away from the weapon, his dagger arm wraps around the man's neck and his freehand attempts to secure the back of the mage's head locking the man in the chokehold.  He seriously hopes Alice manages to keep the archers attention.
Lavender Isthmus
 player, 29 posts
 Apothacary, Healer
 Companion to Choryn
Tue 5 Aug 2014
at 18:03
Re: Zedian Forest
In reply to GM (msg # 57):

Lavender scoffed at Custoh pressing the blade a little deeper, "your blood is not the first to stain my blade, and won't be the last.  I've seen more than just blood seep from the wounds I have inflicted.  Ever seen a man's entrails fall out after your blade and smelled the foul stench of his bowels opening into his stomach? As to blades at your throat I doubt it will be your last though you could roll the dice and take your chances I advise against it." She speaks with a seriousness not befitting of someone of her personality, though the events she speaks of are more related to the operating table at this point she's just hoping someone else will step in and finish this whole affair.
Alice
 player, 589 posts
 An orange a day
 keeps the assassins away
Tue 5 Aug 2014
at 20:54
Re: Zedian Forest
Alice follows the thrown knife by drawing another. This one, however, served a different purpose from the others. With a foot long, incredibly thin blade, and featuring an actual crossguard, this was very obviously not a throwing knife. She tears through the forest in a beeline for the archer, keeping low, back nearly parallel to the ground. Her arms remain back behind her, and as she nears the archer she alters her course just enough not to run into him. As she passes the archer, her left arm flicks out with the knife towards the man's leg, momentum carrying her far past the target to make retaliation nearly impossible.
Shadow Flamel
 player, 11 posts
 If i'm still breathing,
 i'm still fighting.
Sat 9 Aug 2014
at 22:34
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow held back a huff, at the moment annoyed at the time it was taking to handle this guy. Adjusting her grip to the needed hold, She moved in from behind Custoh making sure to keep to his blind spot since everyone had them. She darted in and slashed the poisoned knife at a few of the chinks in the armor where armors typically didn't protect. She quickly obtained a cloth she had in easy access and moved in with that as well. The cloth contained a mixture of two things. One of the effects the cloth would have was knocking someone out cold, and keeping them knocked out for a certain amount of time based on the size of the person. The second ingredient was a form of the same poison she had been using lately except she had managed to turn it into a form where if you inhaled it, it would take affect. Wrapping an arm around his head and neck she pulled the cloth to his face to cover his nose and mouth. She made sure to tighten her grip to hold the fabric in the desired place.
Zebidiah Custoh
 NPC, 3 posts
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 03:51
Re: Zedian Forest
The mage Threw his arms up grasping and grabbing at Choryn trying to loosen his grip, but slowly the man's sleeper hold put the fire-crazed wizard into a state of unconsciousness. Meanwhile Choryn could hear a yell of anguish from the archer.

The archer barely had time to look over at the fast form moving through the brush until a long blade went through a fleshy part of his right leg, going right through and cutting his other one. The man fell to the dirt and screamed at the sudden pain he was feeling.

Custoh snorted at Lavander's comment.

"Pah, big talk from a spritey sprite. You expect me ta believe-"

Before he could continue he felt a sharp slicing pain in one of his knees, a dagger, not the first time. He fell to one knee as the other blade hits stuck their mark. A cloth was suddenly around his mouth, this was new, but he knew what was going on. He stood on both feet, knocking Lavender from her perch and attempting to grab at Shadow who firmly gripped to his back. As the cloth got tighter he slammed into a tree a few times trying to force the rouge to let go, but each hit got weaker and the large man soon fell to his knees, and then on his face, his heavy armor making a loud thunk, as the concoction knocked him out cold.
Choryn Ghaoughran
 player, 639 posts
 Scout/Ranger/Tracker
 Merc, Contractor
Thu 14 Aug 2014
at 01:29
Re: Zedian Forest
Choryn pushes the unconscious mage off his body taking a length of rope he quickly and efficiently binds the man's arms and legs before retaking his scimitar he goes over to the first archer and binds him quickly as well.  He see's Alice handling the new archer to one side.  Looking around he doesn't see Lavender anywhere, he runs over to where he placed her supplies, seeing it had been disturbed but no other sign of Lavender calls out in a surprisingly loud voice "Lavender where are you?"

This message was last edited by the player at 01:47, Thu 14 Aug 2014.

Lavender Isthmus
 player, 30 posts
 Apothacary, Healer
 Companion to Choryn
Thu 14 Aug 2014
at 01:46
Re: Zedian Forest
Lavender falls from his shoulder her wings beat furiously as she righted herself.  At least the newcomer had proved her worth in helping taking out the brute that was Custoh,  she didn't see where Norick had gone off to.  Over by her gear she hears Choryn call out. She responds so he can find her, "Over here Custoh's here too, though he's not going to be too much trouble, he's not the only one though." She looks at the other newcomer, "Who are you, we have first dibs on the bounty by the way.  That was some pretty quick thinking with the Ether, and the knives. Oh by the way my partner Choryn is on his way.  He is currently single though Alice who is our other partner, though she might argue that, might be some competition though at this point I'm not sure what her intentions with him are...." she continued to ramble on for some time before trailing off.
Alice
 player, 596 posts
 An orange a day
 keeps the assassins away
Thu 14 Aug 2014
at 03:00
Re: Zedian Forest
Alice skidded to a halt, then turned and listened as the sound of fighting died down. She wiped the long dagger on the grass before sheathing it. Then, walking back over to the wounded archer, she drew a smaller hand knife before repositioning him with her foot and sitting on his stomach, her legs between his arms and his torso. "Now then," she said somewhat deviously, "I'll make you a deal. I ask you questions, you answer them, and I don't stab you. You don't answer my questions, you become a pincushion. Sound fair? Great. How many of you are there? It'd be a shame to have to hurt more of your... absolutely incredibly steathy friends."
Shadow Flamel
 player, 13 posts
 If i'm still breathing,
 i'm still fighting.
Thu 14 Aug 2014
at 04:50
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow put the cloth away and sheathed both her knives once she retrieved her fallen bow. She checked it over, only half listening to what Lavender was saying. She kept her bow in her hand and checked around the area for anything else that might be hers. Not finding any extra arrows she moved back over to Custoh and taking one of her ropes at which she kept with her since they served multiple purposes. She set to work trying him up, using a special technic that tied a person's hand behind their back while being practilly impossible to untie unless you knew the cuff and allowed easy access for the captor to adjust the cuffs without having to retire anything. After she finished that she got back on her feet and looked in Lavender's direction. "Wonderful news that him and his group is your little contract. I would like to just gather my stuff and be on my way again but now it's sounding like I have to meet this Choryn guy." She said, her voice coming from the hood of her cloak. She slipped her bow off her back and set up in a way so that she could lean on it to wait.
GM
 GM, 290 posts
 My word is law.
 But I'm a cool guy :3
Sun 24 Aug 2014
at 01:39
Re: Zedian Forest
The forest began to quiet down, and other than the crackling of some of the fires that were still dancing around, the action seemed to have stopped.

The man underneath Alice looked up with fear in his eyes, attempting to find words as this crazy eyed girl held a knife to his neck. Not only that but his leg was just run through as pain moved throughout his body.

"I- I don't- fuck! As far as I know this is everyone!"
Alice
 player, 600 posts
 An orange a day
 keeps the assassins away
Sun 24 Aug 2014
at 02:08
Re: Zedian Forest
"Perfect. I'll probably have a few more questions once we throw you lot together. Stay here for now, the archers will probably shoot you if you try to run."

As she stood up, Alice gave the man a rough pat on the shoulder with her right hand, accompanying the words 'stay put'. She neatly sheathes the knife with her left hand, standing without pushing up with her hands. She (semi-intentionally) stepped on the man's other shoulder as she started over towards the others. After she was about halfway there, she paused, looking up at a gap in the clouds, gazing up into the moon.
Choryn Ghaoughran
 player, 641 posts
 Scout/Ranger/Tracker
 Merc, Contractor
Sun 24 Aug 2014
at 20:06
Re: Zedian Forest
Choryn secured Lavender's supply pouch back to his belt and quickly moves to the location.  Upon approaching he makes a mental note of Custoh tied up on the ground, he examines the man momentarily patting him down for hidden knives and weapons.  "Interesting work with your kit Lavender," he says softly looking up.  "What did you use to knock him...." his voice trails off as he looks up and notices the other person, and his voice completely stops as his face turns crimson when he realizes the additions gender. "Ummm hello... I'm ummm Choryn." he whispers to the woman his blush deepening.
Lavender Isthmus
 player, 31 posts
 Apothacary, Healer
 Companion to Choryn
Sun 24 Aug 2014
at 20:21
Re: Zedian Forest
Lavender giggles at Choryn's arrival, and chatters almost happily seeming not to notice his awkwardness. "Well I was using an anesthetic to ensure the hired swords stayed asleep when I came across this one.  She was helping, and then we got ambushed by Custoh himself.  I admit it was a bit unethical to test administering the knockout draught directly to his blood, but I think the dose was initially too low.  She used something mixed with ether," Lavender says pointing the woman. "By the way what was the substance you used I need to ensure he stays stabilized he's worth much less to us dead." She darts around the prone figure checking vitals and where need applying the basic first aid necessary to prevent Custoh's present condition from worsening. "Choryn, when your brain functions again I could really use some help moving this massive lump of bounty here. By the way does anyone else need aid?"

This message was last edited by the player at 20:37, Sun 24 Aug 2014.

Shadow Flamel
 player, 14 posts
 If i'm still breathing,
 i'm still fighting.
Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 00:45
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow silently leaned on her bow, studying Lavender for a moment before a new character showed up. She slid her gaze over to Choryn and looked him up and down, taking in his height, the bow, and other noticeable aspects. She watched Lavender go over to Custoh and check him over while running her mouth the entire time. She barely heard Choryn say his name, having to strain to hear his muttering. Holding back a sigh she slipped her bow onto her back and ordered her thoughts before speaking them. "For the time being he's knocked out but it's only going to last for a few hours since he's a giant brute." She said studying Custoh. "As for being dead, you won't have to worry about that yet..... Give it about four days or so." She said, knowing that the poison she used eventually resulted in death. She had the remedy on her but they didn't need to know that..... yet. She patiently stood there, knowing questions were most likely going to be asked.
Alice
 player, 605 posts
 An orange a day
 keeps the assassins away
Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 02:23
Re: Zedian Forest
Snapping back to reality, Alice forced her attention away from the moon. As she reached the others, she caught the tail end of the newcomer's comments. "Four days should be more than enough time to get them back, regardless. Who cares if they die after we turn them in? We'll have been paid by then." After a slight pause, she added, "Where'd you come from anyways?"
Shadow Flamel
 player, 15 posts
 If i'm still breathing,
 i'm still fighting.
Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 01:17
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow slid her gaze over to another person who showed up. She frowned, although you couldn't see since her face was hidden in the shadow of her hood. She studied the group for a moment, listening to Alice speak. Hearing the question she look back over at Alice, remaining silent for a second. "Somewhere." she said, not in the mood to give away information since so far she had managed to keep information about herself to almost nothingness. Although her fighting and most likely poison would soon be questioned, she wasn't sure yet. Fighting back a sigh she recalled that she still needed to gather har arrows that she had fired off earlier in the fighting. Falling silent again she studied the queer group, noticing the quickly retreating sun in the background.
Lavender Isthmus
 player, 32 posts
 Apothacary, Healer
 Companion to Choryn
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 22:21
Re: Zedian Forest
Lavender continues stabilizing Custoh and the rest of the opponents. Typically more money is paid for live captures though this was the first time they'd be bringing in four possible bounties and one guaranteed bounty. Still the money'd have to be split four ways with the new girl, she kinda wondered how Choryn always seemed to wind up working with women even though he had such a difficult time speaking with them.  Though back to matters at hand.

"Right, we'll have been paid by then.  What happens when our client comes looking for us because he was denied his plans by some interloper and a poison I am sure. I'm not to worried about the knockout agent there are plenty of those even the most amateur assassin can get their hands on those, but delayed action poisons are often from a wealth benefactor or someone with skills more commonly associated with the Green Kingdom.  While I don't harbor feelings one way or another for the various kingdoms the question does arise what's a skilled assassin and poisoner at that doing this close to the heart of Zedia?  Sweetie, you'll have to tell me a bit more before I can let you be with Choryn.  Sorry Alice you'll have to try harder to get him it's like a love triangle or something from the theater. Everyone comes from somewhere, and no one comes from nowhere. At least give us a name, and what kind of poison you used.  Even if we get him back alive, I'd like at least the challenge of analyzing it and looking into any medical applications it may have other than eternal slumber if you will."  She paused noticing how late in the evening it was getting.  "I think I have enough anesthetic supplies to keep them all in at least a state of unconsciousness safely for the night, and then in a debilitated state for the amount of time necessary to get them to the delivery point under their own power. When they come to they'll be so thirsty they'll be willing to drink each others urine so we'll just add a little something to their drink, but we still should decide now," she says pausing again, and eyeing the assassin again. "Okay so seriously lets here at least a passable story and a name and I will leave it at that for the time. If you help us."
Choryn Ghaoughran
 player, 644 posts
 Scout/Ranger/Tracker
 Merc, Contractor
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 22:26
Re: Zedian Forest
While Lavender is speaking Choryn quietly slips off to the other downed enemies and secures them with some rope and drags them back to the group. He's not too concerned about the fate of the bounty though Lavender seems so.  "I can travel still" he says quietly before helping Lavender efficiently bind the wounds of the enemies.  He blushes at Shadow and Alice almost simultaneously.
Shadow Flamel
 player, 16 posts
 If i'm still breathing,
 i'm still fighting.
Sun 7 Sep 2014
at 03:20
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow wordlessly listened to Lavender while studying Alice a bit more. Her gaze moving back over to Choryn when he started to move. She watched him for a second then returned her attention to Lavender. Frowning slightly at what Lavender wanted, she knew she had to comply. With a small shrug she took a moment to think. "Fine. If you insist. The name's Sage. As for a story there's isn't much to tell. Just taking up jobs where I can find them in the cities I come along to. No permanent home let alone kingdom at the time being. As for the poison i'm not about to give that information out..... yet. For the time being you should know that he's going to go through four phases, each progressively worse than the last. And unless I treat him then he'll surely die." she said, keeping an eye on all three of them as she spoke. "As for helping you, i'm sure you're not looking for another pair of hands. As for pay, since I'm sure your thought about that, I'm not looking for anything thing. This is obviously your contract to which I only happened upon and managed to get involved." She managed a tight grin that you couldn't even see. "Does that answer your questions for the time being?" she asked, unconsciously tapping the hilt of her knife.
Alice
 player, 614 posts
 An orange a day
 keeps the assassins away
Tue 9 Sep 2014
at 23:51
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow Flamel:
"Just taking up jobs where I can find them in the cities I come along to. No permanent home let alone kingdom at the time being." ...... unconsciously tapping the hilt of her knife.


There were only a few phrases about the person's story that Alice payed attention to, and all of them reminded her of herself.... only this girl looked a bit older than she had been. Still, similarities aside, there was one thing that might determine the truth in Alice's suspiscions.

"That's a nice knife you've got there, where'd you get it?"
Shadow Flamel
 player, 18 posts
 If i'm still breathing,
 i'm still fighting.
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 00:18
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow returned her attention Alice when the girl spoke. She arched an eyebrow and glanced down at the two knives. "Which one are you asking about?" she asked, taking them both out and holding the saxe knife in her right with the throwing knife in her left. She figured the question was directed at her saxe knife since it wasn't a common weapon choice and had a slightly odd shape compared to most knives.
Alice
 player, 615 posts
 An orange a day
 keeps the assassins away
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 03:14
Re: Zedian Forest
Alice puffed her cheek slightly at the question. "I don't know, whichever one it was that you were just playing with."
Shadow Flamel
 player, 19 posts
 If i'm still breathing,
 i'm still fighting.
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 10:39
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow slid the throwing knife back into its scabbard and flipping the knife around so that she was holding the blade and offered it to Alice so she could see it. She carefully watched though, not about to let anything happen to her knife since she used it a lot.
Alice
 player, 617 posts
 An orange a day
 keeps the assassins away
Sun 14 Sep 2014
at 21:52
Re: Zedian Forest
Alice took the blade delicately, noting the girl's apparent concern for the weapon. She fiddled with it slightly, feeling its weight, its balance, even twirling it slightly to feel how it moved through the air. After a short while though, she tossed it slightly, so as to offer it back pommel first. "Very nice, but that still doesn't answer my question. Where's it from?"
Shadow Flamel
 player, 20 posts
 If i'm still breathing,
 i'm still fighting.
Sun 14 Sep 2014
at 22:07
Re: Zedian Forest
Shadow retrieved her blade once Alice had checked it out. "From the harbor side by the Elder Sea. I took the design of the saxe knife itself only I made a few modifications to this blade. It has harder metal so it won't chip or be damaged with notches unless somehow my opponent manages to have a sort of metal harder than this." She shrugged, slipping it back into its sheath, "Unfortunately it was kinda costly but i'd prefer to have a dependable blade than a pouch of coins." she said.

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This message was last edited by the player at 21:31, Wed 07 Jan 2015.