Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)   Posted by Morien.Group: 0
Morien
 GM, 56 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Returns
Fri 15 Feb 2019
at 21:24
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
 Jesse found herself in the endless howling winds of the realm of the dead. Time had ceased to function here. Had she been here for days? Years? Centuries? It was impossible to tell.

 However, after what seemed an eternity locked in this windswept hellscape, she finally heard a voice, calling to her, and a hand reaching out from the void.
Jesse
 player, 2 posts
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 02:01
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
Jessie opened her eyes and immense pain washed over her. Looking out into the world almost as if using her senses for the first time, it hurt so much to use her eyes. She wanted to close her eyes immediately but fought through afraid she would never open them again. She lay there for several minutes working the courage to move.


While her eyes felt tinge of pain from their use, her body felt none from moving. She wiggled her fingers, then waved her hand eventually sitting up. She looked up searching for the one who called. Standing above her in his armor made of blue ice she beheld Morien, a presence that normally could strike fear into the hearts of men seemed to only hold salvation for Jessie. "...are you the one who beckons me back?"
Morien
 GM, 57 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Returns
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 03:35
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
 Morien nodded before turning. "Yes."

 He made his way over to a sort of stone archway. From the looks of things, it had been recently built compared to the rest of the fort. With a piece of metal, he resumed etching runes into the archway, the task seeming to consume most of his attention. Despite that, he spoke.

 "So tell me, what was it that compelled you to return?"
Jesse
 player, 4 posts
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 04:04
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
Memories flood Jessie. She screams from the mental anguish though her body does not hurt. "Before I could enter the gates of Valhalla, a presence found me. They showed me the scene of my battle with the HAG! They explained that the hag had a benefactor that allowed her to cheat combat so I could not hurt her. The humiliation and disgrace is but part of what brought me back. A warrior's honor weighs just as heavy as a king's you see?

" But no, the main reason I am back is I have something I need to return. I promised in life that I would and death does not release me of that vow. So I need to return what was given and what is owed to my enemy."

She steps out of her grave and joins Morien on the flat solid earth. She screams once more and wings sprout from her back, black as the night with an impressive span. "What....wh-what's happening to me?"
Morien
 GM, 58 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Returns
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 04:26
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
 At the mention of "Valhalla", Morien paused and stared at her foor a moment, appraising her anew. "You're a follower of the Old Ways?"
Jesse
 player, 5 posts
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 04:35
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
In reply to Morien (msg # 5):

"Yes....Does that cause you issue? Why do I have wings?"
She seemed to care more about the wing span on her back than the being a believer in the old ways. "What year is this?"

Jessie looked around and noticed a corpse and stared a little too intensely and a flash of memories blinded her. "Whoa, what was that!?" She stumbled a little and caught herself.
Manofdusk
 GM, 151 posts
 GM Golem
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 04:52
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
 Morien shook his head. "No, it's nothing. You have returned as one of my Valkyr. Focus yourself and the wings will vanish. Maintain your calm when touching corpses. You are now a shepherd of those who fall in battle."

 "This is the year 300 IC."

This message was last edited by the player at 05:07, Sat 16 Feb.

Jesse
 player, 6 posts
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 04:59
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"400 IC... What is IC? I don't remember it being anything like that before." Jessie concentrated and calmed down as was explained and her wings dispersed. She rolled her shoulders just to be sure. "Thank you. I'm sorry, I'm Jessica Stone. I remember Master Stonebeard nick named me Jessie. Who are you? I'm sorry I'm just hitting you with questions, I feel like a lost child. I promise once I have my bearings, I'll be useful."
Morien
 GM, 59 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Returns
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 05:11
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
 Morien returned to his meticulous carving as he replied. "It stands for 'Imperial Calendar'. Don't worry, It took me a while to figure that out myself. I like to use that little trick. It helps me date the people I've brought back.

 It means you've been dead for at least 300 years."


 He gave her a moment to let that sink in. "My name is Morien. I've been gifted with the ability to reach across into the Realm of the Dead and pull people back to the world of the living.

 Unfortunately, the world is on the brink of destruction. The gods do not answer prayers, and the gates of the afterlife have slammed shut. I intend to save this world if I can, and undo the damage that has been done."

Jesse
 player, 7 posts
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 05:29
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Jessie's eyes widened with slight terror. "Well after consideration, if I hope to accomplish my goals, I'll need to join you. I was a monk....AM a monk. So I didn't ever really need someone to answer my prayers, as enlightenment comes from within you see? That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt for someone to help once in a while. You're appreciated Morien. Yes, in order to return what is given and what is owed, I should help you so I may encounter the two I seek."

Jessie frantically felt around her person and then looked back to her grave and dug dirt and rock with her hands until she found what she was looking for. Morien could see the object of course, she held it close to her heart. "Do you have a backpack or something I could use to help carry my belongings? I travel extremely light."

She found her scimitar, an unusual item for a monk and continued to clutch her stone as she fastened the weapon to her hip.


"And how may I help you?"

Morien
 GM, 60 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Returns
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 05:56
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
 Morien pointed inside the fort. "The hag kept certain belongings of the people she ate. You might be able to find one there."

 "As for me, I need soldiers. I need capable warriors able to fight the hordes of chaos if we are to succeed in saving the world... but not just warriors, those with skill and knowledge are important too. I cannot see, know, and do everything. Many hands make for a lighter burden."
Jesse
 player, 8 posts
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 06:50
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
Jessie retrieved her things. She flipped her hair and tied it back. She placed her treasure into her backpack and found a potion she believed she remembered. "Thank yo Morien." After securing her few earthly possessions, she moved around stretching her body and making sure she could still move it properly.  "I am a capable warrior, coming from the Temple of Mysteries. However, I've never lead anyone. That doesn't mean I can't, I've just never done that. But I can be your eyes and ears at least for now. But first I need a shower and to get some clean clothes, this is disgusting."

She shivered from her current state of affairs. "Where are we and what is the first task you need me to accomplish?"
Morien
 GM, 61 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Returns
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 07:49
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
 Morien gestured to the ditch filled with bones, piles of bodies, gore spattered walls, rusty cages, fungal growths, and general disgustingness of the fort. "If you can find a clean place to bathe here, then you're welcome to do so.

 I've only occupied this fort for a day. This will take months to get working again. I'm currently working on this archway. I've entrusted another of my Valkyr to reach out to the people of the empire and negotiate for our use of the fort. By my latest report, she's succeeded.

 You can either help me here, which will be a dull task not likely fit for a warrior, or you can go and offer assistance which, by the look of things, will be significantly more engaging."


 He points off into the distance. There, she can see a sizeable army marching in their general direction.
Jesse
 player, 9 posts
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 08:39
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Jessie looks at the army. "Well....how about that? It is as you say, I would be of better use elsewhere. Where should I go to assist in the current plight? Who do I meet with and how do I recognize them? How do they know I'm on your side?"

She awaits instructions and immediately sets out.

OOC: After you give me the general idea of what to do, how to search for and where to go, feel free to drop me in wherever. Or roll random combat along the way.
Morien
 GM, 62 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Returns
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 09:26
Rebuilding the Fort (0.0.4b)
 Morien points toward the front gate. "The road downhill leads out of the woods. Just head toward the village from there. Wisla is a Valkyr like you. She's a half orc and good with a bow. Likely by the time you reach the village, the soldiers will have arrived. However, I will give you one command. Don't fly.

 Imperials are easily spooked and you're going to help, not to spark off a war over a misunderstanding."


OOC: you'll arrive after I post the actual arrival of the soldiers.