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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Talon Sinnah » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:07 pm

Getting to the trunk Daru turns around to see where the lycan is, instincts taking over Daru ducks as a clawed hand splinters the trunk where his head had just been. The left claw came up to pin his right arm against the trunk. Daru moves his head just as the gaping maw lunges at him. Desperate Daru steps on the wolf's toe as the wolf grabs his left arm. As the wolf's jaws contort into what Daru takes as a smile Daru uses both knees and shoves them into the wolf's rib cage. Free once again Daru lands on the balls of his feet and grips his dagger with both hands and shoves it into the wolf's muscled middle, using his legs for strength he forces his dagger up until it stops on the breastbone. The wolf jumps back and shoves Daru against the trunk once again. Daru's turn to smile he reverses his hold on his dagger and prepares for the inevitable attack.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby t_tibke » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:47 am

The reak of burnt fur sat upon the air now, put fourth by the magical fireball that had been cast.

Galfimas watched a moment, his blade paused before him, as Wolf and his opponent grappled through the water. Splashes of its darkness were all about them. When Wolf went under, Galfimas took a few darting steps forward, ready to plunge Muldroon into the werewolf's back, but within seconds Wolf was up again and clearly victorious.

Galfimas wiped a few droplets that had splashed against his cheek and turned about; then he saw another lycanthrope charging Wolf from the opposite direction, its fur dripping, having come through the murk towards the black warrior.

Now Galfimas was rushing forward again, his long coat flaring out behind him and his blade at his side. He had only moments before the werewolf was at Wolf's back, and then driving forward, his blade found its mark. The werewolf's throat was open and just as abruptly as it had began, the roar that was swelling there -- died.

Galfimas looked down, now standing calf deep in the water as well. "Now why did I do that?" he grumbled to himself.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Ariel » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:15 pm

Ladarious smiled at Gilfimus. "Well done Lad, well done."
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby t_tibke » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:36 pm

Giving half attention back over his shoulder, Galfimas gave a grunt to the wizard. He took a few steps back, moving up onto the bank at the edge of the water, and shook his foot.

He checked his bags, to ensure not of his books were wet. "At least these are safe," he said to himself.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Mr_D » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:59 pm

With their leader dead the lycan's curse faded. The twisted, grotesquely muscled bodies matted with bloody fur gave way to the soft flesh of human form and the villagers collapsed to the floor, unconscious. Nero dashed to the lakeside with the others.

Wolf was breathing heavily, his wounds had taken a heavy toll on him and he held himself up against his sword, still embedded in the floor. The werewolf's body reverted to its form slowly, revealing the small, frail form of Donyan. The small boy was dead. Of that there could be no doubt. Shock registered on Wolf's face and he let out a slight gasp. Nero too could not believe his eyes.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Ariel » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:32 pm

Ladarios closed his eyes and shook his head.In a hushed tone he spoke. "He was just a boy..." The wizard looked around at the dead bodies and blood-stained earth. He saw the men killed or injured in the battle, the beasts who were once men. A powerful scene of death and dying. "Things like this shouldn't happen, but they always do."

Anyanna was shocked at the sudden magic performed by Arden. She was aso shocked by the sudden end of the battle and the death of Donyan. She dropped her sword and stood there stunned, letting the reality settle in.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby t_tibke » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:55 am

"Do you... know this boy?" asked Galfimas. With a swing of his blade through the water, he dried it on his jacket and returned it to the half of his staff that served as the scabbard.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Loxley » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:59 am

Arden stumbled to his feet, exhausted and with the sweat shining in his face. The wolves he had summoned turned to dust before his eyes. Then his eyes fell on the dead boy, and his face went pale. "I don't believe it..." He mumbled. "The boy was...?" He shook his head with a sigh. "Lady Fate must enjoy playing cruel jokes on people..." He muttered as he looked up into the sky. "May she rot in Hell herself for those jokes." With that curse, he sat down against the foot of a tree to catch his breath. The magic he had performed had exhausted him mentally, and fighting almost constantly for more than a day had exhausted him physically.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Ariel » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:20 pm

"We have met the boy in our travels." Ladarious replied to Galfimus. "Wise beyond his years. It is no wonder he kept disappearing on us. A shame it is, just a shame." The wizard wiped his grimy hands on his bloody cloak and became sullen.

Anyanna slowly lifted her sword from the ground and placed it back into the scabbard. She wiped the burning sweat from her deep blue eyes with the hem of her dress, and took a deep cleansing breath before settling with her back against a log.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Loxley » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:32 am

Arden looked over to Anyanna, and asked:
"Are you alright?" His eyes then drifted back towards the boy. He knew that lycanthropy some times could be cured without killing the person infected, but he doubted it was possible when the person was the leader. So perhaps it was for the best. No person deserved to live through a life as a werewolf. Even so, he felt exhausted by the sudden turn of events, and he leaned his head against the tree stem and sighed.
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Ariel » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:03 pm

Anyanna wanted to ask of his sudden skill with magick, but was too exhausted. "I just need to rest as do you. It was a tough battle and we have won."
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Re: The Threads of Fate

Postby Talon Sinnah » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:38 am

As the wolf began to attack it stumbled then wobbled as if it was drunk then turned into a human once again. Daru quickly lunged and grabbed the wrist of the middleaged man as he began falling out of the tree. Sheathing his dagger once again he grabbed the mans wrist to stable him. "Hey Greyhawk someone catch him before my hands slip. Why did you have to get the blasksmith of the group Daru." He said as he looked over the man's well chiseled physique.
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