Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC.   Posted by GM Erik.Group: 0
Mika no Krynn
 player, 75 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Mon 30 May 2016
at 16:37
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Upon hearing the mage's comment the elf performs a quick assessment of her armor and appearance and frowns. Them with a with a few arcane words and articulate gestures conjures up 9 gallons of fresh water above herself which proceeds to crash down, washing away the grime of the day's journey and drenching her thoroughly."Ahh... better. It's hot out there," she responds and approaches, leaving a trail of muddied earth behind her. "How's your day been? Anything new?"
Vrryl
 player, 45 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 19:49
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
The mage raises an eyebrow at the display, the weight of water splashing mud and water across the lower hem of his robe. He takes a look down, gives his boots a once over, sighs, and looks up. "Galileo's leg is acting up again, I'll have to bug Jess to take another look. And a couple of our merc friends have stomach cramps, but nothing serious."

He scratches his chin with his right thumb, fist clenched.

"Did you find time to grab food?"
Mika no Krynn
 player, 76 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Mon 30 May 2016
at 21:56
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
"Why, do I have some green-orange blood on me?" the Elf asks quizzically, raising a sun bleached eyebrow. I managed to skewer some sort of worm creature, similar to a worm of Taut but not. There wasn't much energy for me to absorb, but it was something. A girl has to eat, though I can't really say the meat looked edible, so I didn't bring any back."

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Vrryl
 player, 47 posts
Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 22:52
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
From Vrryl's expression at your worm description, he doesn't seem disappointed.

"We had better luck, hopefully trade up some supplies with locals. Changing topics, I wanted to ask about your vision."
Mika no Krynn
 player, 81 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Sat 4 Jun 2016
at 03:14
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
"I'm going to assume the one about the lake, the mountain and the demon assault, right? Fire away," Mika fires back, pausing in stride and giving her attention to the mage.
Vrryl
 player, 48 posts
Sat 4 Jun 2016
at 13:28
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Vrryl nods. "I'd like you to perform a memory transference with me. If I take your memory direct, I believe I can draw up images from the vision... of the lake and mountain.... we could use when speaking with locals."
Mika no Krynn
 player, 82 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Sat 4 Jun 2016
at 16:07
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Mika nods in agreement, "Indeed, that should prove useful. As they say, a picture's worth a 1000 words. You ready now, or do you want to wait? The magic allows the memory to only last for certain amount of time, in the neighourhood of 4 hours."
Vrryl
 player, 49 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 11:34
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
"Wait a little... get yourself unpacked and settled, I've got a couple things to do before nightfall. But after dinner?"
Sophes
 player, 52 posts
 True Atlantean
 Undead Slayer
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 15:39
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Sophes watches as Mika and Vrryl finish their conversation giving them some privacy. Once it appears they are finishing he will approach, "Is all well? I don't want to interrupt anything important, I just wanted to let the both of you know what I had noticed on my part of the recce before my mind moves to other things."

Sophes will run his hand through his hair and look at them both. "I know we have seen a demonic presence pertaining to the Phoenix Empire with Alu and Tautons among some others. When questioning the locals I was informed of beings that sound like Grave Ghouls and Gargoyles in the area. This is troubling enough, but they also described a demon that can only be a Baal-Rog too."

"I do not know what this means in our search for Famine, but it is troubling that the Phoenix Empire employs such a great variety of demonic forces. It speaks of a terrible power behind the throne."
Mika no Krynn
 player, 83 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 01:36
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
"Indeed, and I've heard tales of what is likely a succubus and/or incubus. Seems like the Phoenix Empire is more firmly aligned with Hades rather than Dyval. Running the whole gamut demons," Mika adds to Sophes debriefing. "Oh, and after dinner will be fine Vrryl; it's not an overly complicated spell so please just find me when you're ready to start your masterpiece."
Sophes
 player, 53 posts
 True Atlantean
 Undead Slayer
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 16:13
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Sophes nods to them both, "I will dine with you both and then retire to meditate on what we have seen today so we can use it tomorrow in our scouting."  Sophes will walk off looking for some shade and rest before the evening meal.
Mika no Krynn
 player, 84 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Sun 12 Jun 2016
at 18:39
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
As Mika walks back to her tent she quickly casts Cleanse on herself, then greets Daniel and stows her gear. After relating the day's reconnaissance results and encouraging him to grab some dinner, as she was able to siphon some energies from a creature earlier, she sits down to meditate for a couple of hours before going out to find Vrryl.

Mika eventually finds the dimensional wizard speaking with Fang Lo, Sir Thorpe and Sophes about the collective intelligence on the minions of the Pheonix Empire. "Well, ready to have a vision?" she asks as she draws near the group.
Sophes
 player, 54 posts
 True Atlantean
 Undead Slayer
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 15:58
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Sophes will nod in greeting to Mika, "It will be interesting to see exactly what your vision is.  You have given us a good indication with what you have told us, but having it exactly will be an incredible boon."

Sophes will wait for the event to unfold and then aid in the planning for the reconnaissance come morning.
Vrryl
 player, 50 posts
Fri 17 Jun 2016
at 10:16
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Vrryl turns at hearing the demi-goddess's voice. He nods in greeting. "Agreed. I've set my paints on the side here." He dismisses himself from the group and sits himself comfortable on a chair places on the edge of the fire light. An easel and paints wait for their master patiently.

"Ready." he says.
Mika no Krynn
 player, 85 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Sat 18 Jun 2016
at 00:49
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Mika composes herself and performs a nimble series of gestures while short stanza of major and minor power words. She takes a moment to fully summon the vision image of the lake-side village under demonic siege with the mountains in the background, before channeling the magical energies within her to complete the incantation. "Here it comes," the elven sorceress quips as she extends her hand, finger tips touching Vrryl's temple and completing a magical circuit to unleash the torrent of mental imagery.
Vrryl
 player, 52 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 12:54
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
"Your mind to my mind..." he replies, closing his eyes and steadying himself. No sooner had the demi-goddess' fingers touched his skin, then the memories she'd prepared began flooding his mind. Images scramble, like a poorly receiving television, his consciousness working overtime to decipher between what he knows are his own experiences, with those of Mika's. Vrryl always likened it as watching a movie from a character's perspective... rationally you know it wasn't you, but the experience was still direct.

He could see the village, the mountains, the demons in siege. He could hear the cries and shouts, and feel the sun's relentless heat. He could make out figures and forms, flames and smoke. Battles waged, and from up here it seemed but a calm dance, choreographed by Death himself. Which reminds him, wasn't there something about.... ah, there it is. Getting his throat removed from a vocalising wolf. Lovely.

When Mika drew back her fingers, it had been only moments, but for Vrryl, he'd lived the memory. Like waking from a dream, it took the mage several breaths to regains control over his thoughts and memories. He nods to his friends and touches his throat (just to be sure.). Satisfied, he makes a comment about knowing kung fu... reaches down for his brush and swipes the first stroke.
Mika no Krynn
 player, 89 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Sat 9 Jul 2016
at 16:19
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
As the mage crafts his masterpiece Mika shares with the others intelligence gathered concerning the forces of the Phoenix Empire, particularly their demon minions. While many demons are fairly easy to identify, their variety and likewise kaleidoscope powers may prove difficult to plan and counter. Prior to finding Famine itself Mika explains the group may have to contend with guerrilla tactics as well, as it is known that the Empire has shapeshifters and Succubi/Incubi amongst their ranks.
Sophes
 player, 55 posts
 True Atlantean
 Undead Slayer
Mon 11 Jul 2016
at 05:24
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Sophes shakes his head, both in wonder at the painting and at Mika's words.

"If only we had the manpower and time to clean up this empire. I have a feeling the rest of the world would somehow improve by the loss of such a nation."

Sophes will pay close attention to the direction the party wants to go come morning.
Vrryl
 player, 53 posts
Mon 11 Jul 2016
at 07:05
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Vrryl hums softly while he paints, his brush dipping and swiping colour across canvas. Where once was blank, becomes an emerging window into another world. He listens as his comrades discuss demons and directions, adding his own knowledge to the pool as necessary.

"Should we camp our force in these relative safe parts, while we conduct deeper reconnaissance?" he submits to the group, while his sky receives smearing of cerulean.
Sophes
 player, 56 posts
 True Atlantean
 Undead Slayer
Mon 11 Jul 2016
at 17:39
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Sophes nods to Vrryl, "I think that is a good idea. This is a defensible location, and until we find Famine we are just doing recce's anyway. With our flight we can cover large areas each day."
Mika no Krynn
 player, 91 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Wed 13 Jul 2016
at 02:11
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
"It would certainly keep the group mostly out of harms way. Not to mention it would give everyone some time to rest and prepare better. Staying at a good defensible position with food and water beats trudging through the wilderness towards the Phoenix Empire looking for an elusive target. The recon teams could then conduct extended searches, looking for the landmarks," Mika nods in agreement. "We could alternate the teams as well, if necessary, to keep everyone in top form."

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Vrryl
 player, 54 posts
Wed 13 Jul 2016
at 13:46
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
The dragon bites his lower lip, leaning into his canvas for some final flicks of detail. Satisfied with his latest attacks, he leans back and takes stride of his work. A smile and approving nod. "Not my best piece, but certainly improving."

Vrryl stands, and begins to tidy his supplies. "Mika, Sophes, Jess and myself can form one team. We'll provide deep reconnaissance, while three other teams provide shallow to mid-range searching... two teams up, and one on QRF while resting at camp. I'll ask some volunteers to assist integrating with the local villages, to share supplies and trade services. May as well make friends while we're here."
Sophes
 player, 57 posts
 True Atlantean
 Undead Slayer
Mon 25 Jul 2016
at 13:59
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Sophes nods in agreement with Vrryl.

"I heartily agree. We 4 are the best for any deep recce anyway. I think that wraps it up and we can start out in the morning."
Mika no Krynn
 player, 113 posts
 High Elf Demi-Goddess.
 Psi-Slayer.
Wed 17 May 2017
at 14:10
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Mika agrees and heads back to her tent for some meditation and rest before tomorrow's recon mission.
Sophes
 player, 72 posts
 True Atlantean
 Undead Slayer
Tue 23 May 2017
at 02:10
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 3 - IC
Sophes heads to his tent to meditate and rest as well, he will do his utmost to commit the image of the painting to memory before he sleeps.