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PLAYERS INVOLVED: Concinnity, @Mavanger, @Nix

SETTING: Felnova, Khankirae

WEATHER: Clouded, Hailing

TIME: Current, just before dawn.

CHARACTERS INVOLVED: (Concinnity) Thia, (Mavanger) Nirn, (Nix), Three, Two, One.

This post has been edited by Concinnity: Apr 30 2018, 10:11 PM

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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It was just before dawn and Thia still could not believe what she was seeing.

The afternoon before she had flown against the driving wind and hail until late afternoon at which point she had decided to stop before dark and find a nice place to rest. She chose a small vale east of Twisted mountains. Small and protected somewhat from the driving wind she settled down in the lowest part with her back to some large drifts of snow.
The snow and hail quickly built up around her curled form and made a warm cave for her to sleep in, dozing slightly she was jolted awake by the arrival of a large party of the local Faction of Hope army to make camp right around her.

She stayed as still as the ice drifts around her, sure that at any second one of the passing guards would spot her. But as the night wore on she became more and more sure that none knew that she was there. She realised that her ice and snow covered moonstone coloured scales must have given her the appearance of a large block of ice.

She smiled and had settled in to wait until the camp was at it's most quiet and unsuspecting.

Now it was almost dawn, a faint light colouring the grey clouds above yet not touching the darkness of the vale and it was almost time...

This post has been edited by Concinnity: Apr 30 2018, 10:12 PM

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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The trio of demonic reapers were hungry again. It wasn't their fault that souls only lasted about a week, but it was time to find more, and they had been tracking a band from the faction of hope, from a distance. They were settling in a place where it would be easy for the two fighters to attack, and for their companion to eat.

Of course, it was normally hard to hide a large black dragon, and the red kitsune upon its back. Thankfully, it was a kitsune indeed, and Three had long since created an illusion of simple invisibility. Nothing was there except for the faint glimmer of something wrong, but the faction hadn't spotted it yet.

Two and Three sat upon One's back, ready for the signal. That being Two would hide in her saddle while Three jumped down from seemingly nowhere and kill a bunch, while one made sure they couldn't escape, and then they could eat.

Three flicked a black and white striped tail to his friend, and she ducked down, while One prepared to use his own magic. The kitsune jumped, gemsteel blade already out, and with his momentum split one in two. Most in the area were too surprised to react as a large gleaming barrier surrounded the camp. One, free of his illusion, stood in full reaper glory as he found a nice icy rock, aka Aeliana, to stand on, which was within his barrier. He let his rider climb off before leaping into the fray, killing with tooth and vicious claw, though it was clear from the first few moments that they might have bitten off a wee bit more than they could chew.

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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Nirn stalked softly through the snow, her breaths visible as white puffs in the cold, her Kitsune heritage hidden by illusion. Her feet carried her softly forward, her target in sight. A faction camp. The first one she had seen since denouncing her former allegiance and going to the gods for aid. Aid that she had received. She had practiced with the naginata the priest had gifted her, and she was ready for a fight.

She approached at a simple walk, glancing up as not one, but three fighters descended from the sky. She was luckily already inside the barrier, but the creation of such a thing baffled her. Whoever was attacking didn't want any survivors. A group of soldiers spotted her, drawing their blades as they approached.

She had to reach the dragon- Alone, the three were likely to be bested. So was she. Together, whoever it was, they could maybe kill enough to survive.Her original plan had been much quieter, but that was no longer an option. She broke into a run, charging forwards, impaling the leader in her run.

She used her momentum to move past the man, slicing him gut open with the movement. She spun, bringing her next strike through a man's neck as he fell to the ground in a heap. There was only one left. She slid to a stop, turning and jabbing towards him, but her defected her blade, stepping close, within her reach.

He didn't get a chance to strike, however, as lightning burst from her fingertips, sending the man flying back. She didn't know whether she killed the man or not. Didn't want to know. Even with her hatred for them, their lies... They had still been her comrades once. they deserved quick deaths.

She made it to the group, nearly freezing when she drew near, before smiling goofily, dropping her illusion.

"Fancy meeting you three here."
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Thia had been just about to attack when all chaos broke loose, three figures burst forth from nowhere to fall upon the now trapped Faction camp as someone else cut a path or carnage towards them.

A them that was heading towards her, she stayed still, not sure if the new arrivals would be friendly or not. Then they stopped in front of her, it was Two, Three and the faction deserter from a time ago. One swooped down and was about to land on her when she rose from her ice cave like a vengeful ice spirit.

"Oh no, you don't! What do you want to do? Squish me?"

She shook off the last of the ice and grinned at the startled group before her,

"Happy hunting!" She greeted them.

This post has been edited by Concinnity: Apr 30 2018, 10:39 PM

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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If Three was surprised or pleased, one may never tell, but he aligned himself nearly by the hip with Nirn as they faced another opponent. It was a sign of trust, for only select few knew what the near-invisible pockets at his waist concealed, his soul. And that of the reaper who he knew so well. Sanfaia's presence rose up as they saw Nirn, happiness. She was still trying to play matchmaker...

One showed even less surprise, besides moving the barrier in by a little bit. To concentrate on a single area, and push stragglers in. They moved with lethal efficiency, as their training told them to do. Even when outmatched they showed no emotions, no fear. The two moved with purpose, and with little inflection. It was hard to see their humanity, however little they had left. At least until the icy rock moved.

Two smiled, and looked at their friends. One did a quick roar of greeting, and it was all he could manage to link the other two in with his telepathy, where they suddenly heard within their heads a voice. This voice was unlike the others, Hello, sorry we cannot be properly introduced or anything, welcome to the fight. If you need anything, ask me, the name is KinGin. The demon finished, and should he be alive would have turned to One with a faint smile.

One's claw came down on a faction member, seriously injuring them, but didn't kill. He left that to Two, who bounced down and stabbed him with her dagger, piercing his jugular and letting him bleed out, then eating the soul quickly, she bounced back onto her dragon's back, giving an actually kinda terrifying war cry.

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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Nirn nodded at Thia. It certainly was odd that they would all reunite here, but she excused it to simply having the same goals.They were all here to kill the Faction, what did it matter how they all met again? She nodded at Three as he took up a position beside her, and she readied her naginata.

A Faction swordsman rushed her, and Nirn sighed. She remembered the fanaticism, but had it really been this intense? That they had been ready to charge into a braced polearm? She thrust the weapon forward, the dragonsung steel tip easily peeling through the woman's armor and impaling her. She yanked the weapon free, quickly spinning to the left, slicing another combatant's chest open.

She glanced back at Three, grimacing in the chaos. "So what exactly have you guys been up to since we met?" she asked, re-positioning herself at a slight distance so she ould more easily maneuver he weapon.
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Thia sent a sheet of sharpened Reiatsu ploughing through a group of Faction members who had foolishly thought that there would be safety and power in numbers.

Turning with a grace that her size would not make one thing of she rushed an intrepid man armed with a spear who was about to attack One. Leaping into the air she shifted from her dragon form to her human one, landing with a roll to come up with in his reach and stabbed him with a glowing Xiphos blade.

As the man crumpled before her, she moved on without pause to the next one, who was more ready for her, blade out and at the ready.

With a smile, Thia gutted a random attacker as she approached the man,

"Well... I have been travelling about, finding out about the movement of the Faction in the outlying countries..." She stopped and then considered her blade, "Also doing this once in a while, trying to keep the numbers down." Then she threw the blade so that it hit the man right in the heart.

She turned to the nearest Faction member and addressed him, "Sadly, today I think that you have chosen the losing side."

Then threw up a spike of Reiatsu that impaled him.

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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One nodded gratefully to Thia, moving easily with his fellow dragon. We've been travelling, and faction troops make good easy meals. It was Two in their heads this time, and the bunny centaur smiled at her friends.

Three had moved away from the main group, gemsteel gleaming against the snow as he seemed to dance about, a small grin on his face. He was showing emotions, but mayhaps not the best time. Blood flew, and at one point, it tried to stain in his crimson hair. It didn't make a single stain. At one point, he seemed to get annoyed, and back-flipped back to the others.

Then, with a swing of his sword, he summoned a swatch of flames, which swallowed a trio of the faction. With that, the kitsune was back in the fight, moving too quickly for some to follow.

Hello, dearies. My name is Sanfaia, I'm Three's Reaper spirit. How are you doing today? She spoke over the telepathy, casually.

Faia, Battle, ask them later. It was Three, who reigned her in as he battled.

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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Nirn watched as her new companions savaged the Faction fighters, stunned for a moment. Whatever the Faction was telling their fighters, it must be potent if they were throwing themselves towards death this willingly. Her laps in concentration costed her, as well. A faction member rushed her flank, and as she turned to face him, he thrust forward with his blade.

She felt it cut through her side, not impaling her, but cutting her deeply nonetheless, She cried out, her hand flying forward and launching a ball of fire into the man's face. He cried out, stumbling back as he tried desperately, to put the fire out.

She thrust her over weapon forward, impaling the man's chest as she winced from the pain in her side. She stumbled back, her hand going to her side. When she removed it, it was covered in blood. Her blood. She let out a shaky breath, dropping her weapon and readying her magic.
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Thia had to admit that it was odd having six extra people suddenly in her head, the faint awareness drifting through her thoughts even though it was not like a true connection where every thought was shared. In a way, she had been trying to ignore the stranger's voices in her head. Focusing rather on always moving, always being one second ahead of the next Faction member

However, when she saw Nirn drop her blade she knew that the others where to scattered to hear her call so instead she focused on the faint feeling and yelled (not knowing if she could make contact or not) at Three, the nearest one to Nirn.

"Behind you! Nirn took a wound!"

She didn't get a chance to see if Three or anyone heard her as her stillness and inner focus had proven too tempting an opening for three active, poleaxe wielding Factioners. Crowding around her and making menacing stabs towards her midriff Thia's focus had to be on how to past the poleaxes and then through the men.

She stilled her self, slowing down her heart rate as she had been taught, letting the world slow and clarify before becoming a whirlwind of movement. Ducking into a roll she slipped under the head of the Poleaxe directly in front of her, slicing up at the man's middle with a glowing blade. He crumpled around it with an oomph as his breath was taken from him. She then turned right, sweeping up the Poleaxe from the nerveless fingers of the injured man and swung it at the face of the startled man to her left.

The thunk of the blade biting was her cue to let go, she spun on her toe and created a throwing knife just balanced in her fingertips, ready to throw. It sang through the air and once again she was standing on her own, breathless but unharmed.

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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Three came immediately to Nirn's side, one tail brushing against her side softly. I will keep you safe close combat, can you handle long range? he asked in her head, fighting off a couple.

Two saw Thia almost getting overwhelmed and got mad. Really mad. Really, truly mad. Her reaper spirit rose, and spoke within everyone's head. Watch out, I am taking control. He had a sweet voice, calm, but oddly unemotional. Kinda like Three.

With a hop, the bunny was off her dragon, and it was revealed that she was... not in her usual garb. Tiny gemsteel armor adorned her humanoid half, while her bunny half was barely covered by the same material. Her sword, which was more like a toothpick to most, was held in hand. She wasn't a warrior, wasn't built like one and wasn't created into one, but she could definitely help.

A bright light, and something definitely changed. Two's eyes were still red, but everything else seemed to have taken a complete one-hundred-eighty degree turn. Her black hair was stark white, revealing the red streak much more easily, and her pretty white body had turned midnight. She, or rather, her reaper, hopped around, stabbing Achilles tendons when they could, feet when they couldn't, and overall creating a ruckus.

One took this time to tighten his sphere a bit, slowly feeling the energy drainage. I will soon have to put down the shield, Inosensu, how many can you down within your short time? He spoke in the mind, as usual, knocking another faction from Nirn as one came to try and hit his wing membrane. That one collapsed in a gasp of pain as his Achilles tendon was sliced.

A lot, Was the only answer as he was focusing, but everyone knew that it would take only a few more minutes for the reaper to have to retreat, and for Two to get to the safety of her saddle.

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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Nirn inhaled sharply as Three's tail brushed up against her injury, pulling away in pain. "I can cast, but I can't fight." she said, her hand going back to her side. She wouldn't be much help if she bled out. She launched another lightning bolt, knocking a man to the ground, where he stayed, probably dead. She hesitated again.

She wouldn't be able to keep casting like this, at least not at this rate. Another lightning bolt, and a man stumbled back, not dead, but hurt. Already she was shaking- her injury, exertion, and casting were starting to take their toll on her body. She could feel the blood seeping through her fingers.

A group of Faction soldiers were met with a wave of flame from her hand, and she realized just how bad of a position she was in. She grit her teeth though, and kept fighting. She wouldn't quit- not after what they had made her do. This was her start, her chance to redeem herself, and she wouldn't run or hide while her allies did all the work.

Luckily, the camp numbers seemed to be dwindling, with only a few more groups closing in, along with the occasional straggler, not to mention any that were hiding in their tends or trying to escape past the barrier.
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Breathless and weary from the fight, Thia knew as the others did that they would need to retreat soon.

But she also knew that their best chance of getting away with this attack was to kill every Faction member, with none to report the attack back, as far as the rest of the Faction forces were concerned there would not be any attack for a couple of days, days that they could use as a head start, days that they would need if Nirn was badly wounded.

Thia stabbed the last Faction member in the group before her and she then turned about, noting the location of the last remaining ones. She knew that this would finish her but... but she saw that Two Faction captains had gotten behind Two and that she was, just for this moment cut off from the rest of them.

Thia took a deep breath and ran towards Two, keeping her breathing even she drew upon her remaining reiatsu energy. With simple sheer physical oomph she tackled the one Captain into the other, stumbling back she then pushed out an array of Faction seeking arrows.

Then she fainted, overcome with reiatsu exhaustion. The moans of the wounded were the last this she heard.

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CHARACTERS =Cyra, Alucius, Myth, Titius, Garvan, Thia, Aeliana, Terva, Bruttia, Helena (Pair-Bonded)Rochlan, Reunan, (Bonded) Valerian, Tovran, Lithan.

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The last of the fight was dying down, and Inosensu returned control to his host, who almost fainted from the effort. However, she was more concerned for Thia, as she turned, and saw the newly dead captains.

One picked up his rider, bringing her to one who was about to die, stabbing it, then letting her feed. Then he picked out one for himself, eating their soul with relief as he let his barrier fall, and nearly collapsed himself.

Three, on the other hand, seemed nearly perfectly fine, three tails swirling as he looked Nirn over. Silently noting her tails, and her wounds, he went to his dragony friend, taking out their sparce supplies and walking back to her, motioning for her to relax. Without her permission, probably, he lifted her shirt to get to the wound, and without warning, started tending to it. He cleaned it with whatever snow was actually clean, then put a salve that should numb the pain. With that, he gave her the bandages, to let her finish herself before going to Thia, picking up the dragoness and bringing her to his companions.

One lifted his wing, to allow Thia to be placed within, then without speaking in any way motioned for him to take the remaining two faction. He knelt and ate one of their souls, before dragging the other to them. "Two needs it more." He said simply, and the bunny centaur warily bounced over, lowering her head and taking the soul slowly.

After, Two and One fell asleep nearly instantly, having used more energy than their kitsune friend. He didn't seem to mind though, beginning to clean up the bodies. He dragged them into a large pile, salvaging whatever armor and weapons into a separate pile for him to look through later, then used his magic to spark a flame, which began engulfing the bodies and melting the nearby snow. With that, he looked to Nirn, ear flicking as if in worry before sitting by a pile of clean snow, pulling out his starballs. It seemed he wanted to put them down, but didn't want to put them in the snow. Would them being in the snow and not warm effect them in some way?

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Aiahnaiah(Healer's Attempt)
Aurum(Thundering hooves)
Ashanta/Ishizu(Forgotten together)
Lusin/Diell(Silver wings)
Khrisstopher/Jhessikha/Angilicia/Xavier(Queen & Messenger)
Umbrun/Glacias(Facing Fears)
Perilia/Zinnos(Reserved)
One/Two/Three(Old friends and new places)
Iruk(Reserved)
Layla(Reserved)
Cadell(Mix Tape)
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