The Rogue Mistress.   Posted by The Grey Lords.Group: archive 1
Viktor
 player, 329 posts
Wed 9 Sep 2015
at 21:53
The Rogue Mistress
Captain Maria your beauty is almost as breathtaking as your legacy of you and your crew...May I board the ship and perhaps discuss a few things that might benefit us both?  Yes, Queen Pollidemia has us in a bit of an unpleasant situation...we humbly accept your gift.  nods at Rael and walks towards the plank after setting his axe down next to his crossbow...

This message was last edited by the player at 03:27, Thu 10 Sept 2015.

Khazim
 player, 96 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 15:50
The Rogue Mistress
You hear a snort from under his cowl "Viktor, my large friend, I have a feeling she could get any bull she wanted. I applaud your attempts at being friendly, but one does not enter the camp of another uninvited." He begins to unstring his bow in an attempt to acknowledge that the ship full of pirates is in charge. "It is clear that her voice is the frog man. It would be best if we follow her lead I think."
Viktor
 player, 330 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 20:06
The Rogue Mistress
Sir, our Meep friend seems happy to have found you...would you ask your lovely captain if she can remove the demon hearts Pollidemia put in us...she wanted us to return Meep to her...but I see he belongs with you...Looks at the green man....Takes off his 2 swords and throwing knife and sets those next to his crossbow and axe....
Rael Gol
 player, 192 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 20:12
The Rogue Mistress
Rael jab Viktor side "What are you doing..." he speak urgently and quietly to the large man "Stop revealing information and keep your arms or would you rather be a helpless captive..."
Viktor
 player, 331 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 03:50
The Rogue Mistress
In a quiet tone back to Rael...we are no match for her crew, it looks like Meep is going with them no matter what...either she helps us or we face Pollidemia empty handed
Rael Gol
 player, 193 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 05:10
The Rogue Mistress
"Of course..." Rael whisper back "... but that does not mean we need to empty our hand even further... they know we can't match them and we know it but it is a matter of cost, how much causalities they are willing to suffer, the easiest we make it to them the more likely they'd have no problem tossing us overboard."
Viktor
 player, 332 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 14:02
The Rogue Mistress
Yes you probably are right...you should have said that sooner...whispers back to Rael and then starts laughing...

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Rael Gol
 player, 194 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 21:25
The Rogue Mistress
Rael chuckles patting Viktor side "Your like a falling boulder when you speak, stopping you is very hard... no matter my friend, we will deal with this and make good of it even at the price of some cracked heads."

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 03:28, Sat 12 Sept 2015.

Viktor
 player, 333 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 03:19
The Rogue Mistress
Damn Rael this journey has changed you and your
 balls tripled in size...if I motion you to throw me my axe...would you be able?.
smiles and pats Rael on the head....
Maria
 NPC, 7 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 03:52
The Rogue Mistress
Maria motions to the mousy man to follow as she boldly strides across the gangplank to the smaller airship. She walks up to Viktor, who easily dwarfs her 5'4" (1.6m) stature, and runs her finger along the center crest of his plate armor. "You like to wag your tongue. I like that in a man. Why not wag it a bit more for me, humm? You say that you are working for Pollidemia? Don't bother to deny it, I know her handywork anywhere." She swirls her index finger over Viktor's heart.

Sidestepping, she slides past Viktor, allowing her assets to slightly brush against the larger man as she moves near Rael Gol. "You are in luck, not only have I heard of her, I can help you. Those hearts you posses do not remove easily, and chances are she will not remove them anyway. You see she does not have to power to remove them, and keep you alive. Once the hearts have been called forth there is no way they can be destroyed except by the destruction of the Kynn K'tal themselves."

Moving on from Rael she slowly moves towards Khazim, turning her head as if to peer beneath his cowl. "In the meantime, those hearts will live an grow within you. When the proper words are spoken, the Kynn K'tal will awake and once they have devoured the hearts, they will resume feasting like they did in the days of old, stalking through the planes, bringing death, destruction, and terror to everything they touch." She turns towards Angrboda "But You already know this don't you, Fey."

She turns and moves to stand beside the frog-demon thing. "Lucky for you I came along. I know of a legendary knife that is said can cut the hearts from the host. Now comes to the finders fee. I can take you to the man who can start you on your way. You gave me back my man, I give you back your life."
Berta
 player, 106 posts
 from Ilmiora
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 05:33
The Rogue Mistress
The frog creature or demon or whatever it be ... Berta's hand tightens on her blade, ready to join the fray once Viktor weighs in with his axe, surely only a heartbeat away ...

And then the confirmation that the Tenatir is who they seek, and worse, Angrboda seems minded to hand him over matter not that those whose hearts were stolen will suffer (though quite how, she is not sure, save for Pollidemia's wrath).  But, surprisingly, the big man drops his weapons, engaging the pirates with his tongue, not his blade, for all Rael tries to curb his assault ... and her lips tighten as the captain comes aboard and sets out the truth of it (and she knows it's the truth, not only in that the pirates could take their prize and slay all those aboard the captured vessel should they be minded).

With a curse at her own helplessness and bitch-queens in general, the warrior woman, sheathes her blade with ill grace.

"I believe her," Berta avows, roughly, though she looks to Angrboda in some surprise at Maria's question.  She knew ?!!

"Pollidemia never did me, any of us, any favour when she gave us these," she raps her gauntleted hand against her stolen breastplate.  "Like as not even could the bitch remove them, she'd balk at the effort and kill us instead."

"I'd rather spit in her eye and take our chances ..."

Rael Gol
 player, 195 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 05:48
The Rogue Mistress
"I agree ..." Rael second, that the hell maiden knew and did not share this with them was not a surprise to him. No more than it would have surprise him that the sun rise and fall like sunrise betray and keeping secrets was in her very nature.

He tried to assess the pirate captain, was she telling the truth and why bother saving their lives when killing them would be just as much simpler and safer if what she said about the monstrosity in their chest was true.

"... Pollidemia tricked us, she violated the unspoken agreement between employer and employee thinking herself above such thing... let her burn. Captain, you have another grace with us, Berta and Viktor are the best warriors I saw, Angrboda the fey ..." oh how bitter that word tasted "... is an accomplished sorcerer. Khazim is an archer none can second and myself I am trained in the art of healing... take us and you'll earn our worth in a week of action."
[Private to GM:
OOC: Rael try to figure how much truth there is in Maria words
]
Angrboda
 player, 217 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 16:18
The Rogue Mistress
In reply to Maria (msg # 45):

"I was not there to see the ritual, thus I did not know what we were dealing with until the name was mentioned." Angrboda states, "I do not like being accused of duplicity towards those I have been traveling with, so you might want to curb your tongue a bit." she says as she turns to address the group and informs them of what she knows about the Kynn K'tal.

OOC: 09:13, Today: Angrboda rolled 10 using 1d100.  million spheres tn 20 Kynn K'tal.

Unfortunately I do not know anything about them but my roll indicates Angrboda should

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Viktor
 player, 334 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 19:09
The Rogue Mistress
We accept your humble offer...perhaps we could have a little alone time later my lady...he addresses to Maria as she brushes her lovely assets against him....
The Grey Lords
 GM, 341 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 23:16
The Rogue Mistress
During the conversation the smaller man deftly weaves his almost frail frame through the people on board Valmir's ship. The small silver box he carries makes odd wooshing or beeping noises, usually followed by the mousy man fiddling with something on the box. Completely out of place, he wears a one piece grey suit that rivals the most dreary garb of any Valmirian. Eventually he returns to Maria's side nodding and pointing. He points to 4 people specifically Rael Gol, Berta, Viktor, and Khazim. "Those four are all impregnated, not sure how long the infestation will last." He motions to Angrboda "Not human, Fey as you said, no heart, but she is corrupted. None of those are natives" He then turns to Valmir and the few remaining Aeronauts. "Clean, Native, no threat of contagion." Looking up from his box "They are from the, erm, land we visited recently. Their entropy aura is a near 99 percent match. They will be stable and usable."

The pirates aboard the Mistress seem to wind down slightly. A few with long metal tubes still seem to be wary as they are constantly scanning about and watching the exchange.
Angrboda
 player, 218 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 01:40
The Rogue Mistress
Angrboda gets a strange look on her face, "These are ancient demons. Barely more than a legend. They were the some of the most powerful demons under the Chaos Lord Gashoram. Gashoram itself is a Lord who draws its power from the night and darkness. They were long ago sent to slumber by a powerful servant of Law.

If these are true, then Pollidemia has found the resting place of the demons and has found a way to awaken them, through you four. If they were to awaken, Maria is right, Once darkness falls they would begin to devour everything. If they were to gain enough strength they would not even be banished by the sun. Their act of devouring feeds Gashorams power. It would become stronger and stronger, as the other lords weaken due to loss of followers.  We need to stop this from happening at all cost."

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Viktor
 player, 335 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 02:25
The Rogue Mistress
smiles and then snaps back to reality that there is a demon heart that if someone says some words, starts eating him...Damn that really sucks, then Queen Maria take us and our crew or make our ship as fast as yours so we can find this knife...in return we will hunt down Pollidemia and Media making you the Queen of both lands...then you can make us 5 advisors of your realms..the Fey as you say has saved my life many times and is a valuable asset to this mission...she will be going with.

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Angrboda
 player, 219 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 02:53
The Rogue Mistress
Angrboda arches her eyebrow at Viktor's statement, "As if anyone tells me where I can or cannot go." she thinks and opens her mouth to let everyone know just that when a sudden realization crosses her mind, "Excuse me I need to retrieve something." she says hurriedly and she rushes back to the room she had been using.  Quickly glancing through the tomes she has "acquired" from Media and her sorceress she produces the one she is looking for, "Balo's balls, the jester certainly is looking after us." she says as she heads back to the deck, thumbing through the pages of the Tamerlane et Carmina"One of the books that caught my eye in the library, Balo certainly guided my eyes." she says excitedly, " It is a book of poems from an author who has "seen the other side". Most of these poems and stories center around an individual or small group that encounters various supernatural evils. These evils are all said to be servants of the Dark Lord Gashoram.  Perhaps we can find useful information in it."
Berta
 player, 107 posts
 from Ilmiora
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 05:57
The Rogue Mistress
Even Viktor's obvious (and seemingly reciprocated) intentions fail to bring a smile to Berta's face as she listens to the grey man's litany.

Impregnated.  Now that suffices to send a chill of fear through her, which is only worsened by Angrboda's explanation, though she finds some comfort in the protestations of the Sorceress, and is inclined to believe her.

"So.  These Kynn K'tal ... first they feed on us, then go on to eat the sun itself.  Something to be most strenuously avoided, I am sure."

This time Viktor's simple, nay, simplistic view as to how life will be does bring a smile, setting aside her fears, at least for the moment.

"You should travel to my homeland, Ilmoria," she tells the big Pan Tangian smile warming, "the Council would be astounded by your ability to see a clear path to a solution to any problem !"

But it is the Sorceress's discovery which perhaps turns fear into hope.  "Gashoram I know not, save perhaps he treads upon the domain of Arioch," she names the Duke of Hell who counts 'Lord of the Seven Darks' amongst his many titles.  "Yet if the Jester is watching over us, then he has my thanks indeed !"
Angrboda
 player, 220 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 06:22
The Rogue Mistress
Angrboda begin to laugh uncontrollably (perhaps a bit maniacally) then composes herself, "My dear Berta, if Lord Balo is paying attention to this it is entirely because he wants something out of it and my guess would be that he cares less about this Dark Lord Gashoram getting free than we do.  Even if he is my patron I would prefer he help us as little as possible.  The gifts of the Lords of Chaos always come with strings attached."
Rael Gol
 player, 196 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 07:49
The Rogue Mistress
Rael glance between the group and sighed the more he learned about these demon heart the less he felt secure with their position. Why send them on a path that may save their lives if by killing them now the infestation would be over. That was the logical thing to do, what are the lives of five people compare to the multiverse.

"Captain..." he starts glancing nervously at Viktor "I know not if you wish to wear a crown or even if this is a world you care for at all but we have been at the domain of Pollidemia and as fortune has it we know where we can found one of her allies alone and away from here influence. If we act quickly boldly and cunningly we might capture him and gain much information about her and her plans."
Maria
 NPC, 8 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 13:41
The Rogue Mistress
Nodding towards Berta. "As far as the legend goes you are correct. Gashoram is a lost god. When darkness held sway he was powerful. As man has pushed back the darkness, the hold the chaos lord had has fallen, allowing others to usurp his position. His fall coincided with the loss of his Kynn K'tal."

She nods to the man in the grey suit absorbing all he says. Looking at the small silver box she acknowledges Rael Gol's statement. "I do not wish to wear any crown. I merely wish to stop Pollidemia and her horrors, as and sane person would. For that, the few of you are currently my best source of information. As I said, I can help set you on the path to remove the hearts. After that, it seems in both our interests to stop that deceitful bitch."

Looking up from the instrument that the mousy man holds she motions back to her vessel. "If you are willing I will give you a berth on my vessel. This one does not suit our purposes for where we need to go. Though you will work for your passage. The means to your salvation is payment for the return of my man." she looks up and smiles at Viktor. "But it is always nice to have big, strong, reliable hands to help us make it there."
Viktor
 player, 336 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 05:18
The Rogue Mistress
Looks up at Maria and growls a little and starts laughing...grabs his crossbow and unloads it and straps it on his back, grabs his two swords and knife and puts them on and grabs his mighty axe and swings it around a little to show off his mad axe skills and laughs and puts his axe back on.  Pulls out his winesack and takes a drink and lets out a rude loud belch and laughs some more...let me grab another winesack and fill them up before we leave..oh I guess we could grab some other provisions...Valmir are you staying with this ship?...or perhaps you and your men are needed on Queen Maria's ship? pats Rael on the back and laughs a little more...

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Rael Gol
 player, 197 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 07:06
The Rogue Mistress
"Captian... I would ask another boon of thee, spare the life of Valmir and his crew. They are good man fighting the tyranny of a mad queen."

Rael motion to the man and ship "We have killed Yara and set fire on the keep, I am not sure if the sorceress and queen died in the fire but we have struck a blow."

He continues locking his gaze at Maria "as I mentioned one of Pollidemia agent, her imp jester, he is waiting for us. He is suppose to bring us back to her court once we are returned from our mission."

"I suggest we make use of this vessel some more, fly down and land, maybe have a dozen of your man as well. We will spring the trap and capture him, I think he has a boat similar to your Rouge Mistress if smaller, adding it would also strengthen your ship."
Berta
 player, 108 posts
 from Ilmiora
Tue 15 Sep 2015
at 05:50
The Rogue Mistress
"Best steer clear of him and let him think you perished as did my companions," Berta suggest to Rael.  "That jester," and here she bows her head to acknowledge Angrboda's correction, "is possessed of unknown powers - certainly he may just transport us back to Pollidemia before we can take him."

"I'm for taking up the captain's kind offer and getting rid of these demons within us," she shudders.  "I've sailed before," she tells Maria, "though on ships that ply the waters, not the air.  Nevertheless, I think between us we can earn our passage," the warrior woman smiles at Viktor's eagerness, though keeps her sword sheathed and does not seek to emulate him, merely picking up her purloined helm and tucking it under her arm.