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Post by tdsprouse » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:12 pm

"Keep an eye open, but i dont think that thing, whatever you see, is going to harm us. Is it humanoid?"
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Post by draconas » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:09 pm

Kyberious turned to Mecarno with his head tilted slighty as he thought. "we see the unseen." The voice in his head said that it would be much easier to blast it off the face of existance. They were trying to keep a low profile... massive bolts of his eldritch power were bright and obvious by night.

Mecarno wanted him to make contact with it. How did you do that? Kyberious wracked his memories briefly, apparently it was supposed to start with hello.

"Hello." He looked up at it.

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Post by rednetra » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:01 pm

Phantom Nods that he is happy he did not have to say hello he always hates yelling when it comes to people not used to his speach being so low tones he will keep his blast ready but lower his arm to help in makeing a show of good faith before blasting this inferier creature off the planet

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Post by shai-hulud » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:04 pm

Startled at being addressed while invisible, the creature jumps back in midair, indicating a large degree of aerial control (good maneuverability). The creature calls out, still maintaining its distance, "I thought you were pointing at me. How is it that you knew I was here? I have heard of creatures like you before, but they are usually in armies marching around, not in our forests. What brings you here? Why do you travel through this domain?"
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Post by admin » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:21 pm

Interesting... Kyberious did not blast it! Perhaps he is evolving out of his primary rage to destroy... I just hope he can restrain himself. Let's see what we can learn from this creature.

Without moving, still braced against the tree. Mecano explains, without looking where the voice was from:
"Yes, we are Warforged. But we are not here to wage any war. We seek the ruined tower that is supposed to be in these woods. Tell me, what type of creature are you?"
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Post by shai-hulud » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:34 am

The creature becomes visible, but still maintains its distance. "The tower is no place for the creatures of this forest to visit. Perhaps you will find it more hospitable. My kind are known as pixies, and I am named Illiana. Does your kind have names aside from Warforged?"
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Post by admin » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:13 am

"I am Mecano, and this is Nine, Kyberious and Phantom" Mecano point to the other Warforged with his right arm, still braced upon the tree, and then turns his head to focus on the creature.

"I am pleased to meet you Illiana. I have never seen a Pixie before. We though the Ruined Tower was abandoned... What dangers does it hides that would make it inhospitable to you?"
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Post by tdsprouse » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:42 am

"Nice to meet you as well, Illiana. Mychasi is sitting over there as well, but he is not Warforged."

Nine is simply talking in the direction of the voice, since he cant see the Pixie.



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Is it still dark? If so, i still dont think Nine would be able to See the Pixie.
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Post by rednetra » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:45 am

Phantom will node and will still be ready to blast but will not have his arm up still.

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Post by shai-hulud » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:44 am

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It is dark, but when the pixie becomes visible, she glows slightly. She is quite visible to all at this point.

 

At being introduced, Mychasi goes into a speech about how he was right about fey. Illiana attempts to listen, but eventually gives up, returning her attention to the party with a chuckle. "The tower is something like a beacon of life. It can bring anything to life. At first, we thought it a blessing upon our forest as trees and rocks came alive. But this life robs the creatures of their beauty. It is false and corrupted. The trees would not talk to us. They would attack us if we approached. Some of our human friends have told us that legends have been born in their lands that these woods are haunted. Every year, the corruption spreads outward. We have asked many of our human friends to try to disable whatever the tower's owner had done, but the tower has killed them all."
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Post by admin » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:20 am

"We have heard of those legends, but knew not what they meant. Illiana, would you escort us to the tower once we have rested? It would facilitate our journey, specially if other forest dwellers should cross our path."
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Post by shai-hulud » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:28 am

Illiana begins, "Of course I wil--well--no, I suppose I cannot escort you that far. I can escort you until we reach the corruption. Then, I'm afraid, you will be on your own."
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Post by admin » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:39 am

"As far as you can is very fine."
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While we await to leave, Mecano seeks knowledge about anything Illiana would share - About the creatures here, or other legends known to her and such. You can 'résumé' anything learned, or just use this night discussion as a reference later on. Once Mecano feels ready to leave, he will indicate it so we can be on our way

 


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Post by tdsprouse » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:11 am

"I am certainly glad you can escort us a ways. how far is it to the corrpution border, then how much further to the tower?"
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Post by shai-hulud » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:03 pm

Illiana ponders, "By air, I can arrive before dawn, but by foot, I have no idea. Perhaps a moon's travel to the corruption and half again as far to the tower."
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Post by draconas » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:22 pm

Kyberous watches the pixie carefully. It didn't seem a very impressive flesh creature but mecarno appeared to be right - it might be useful to them. He remained content to observe it and let the others question it.

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Post by shai-hulud » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:59 pm

Illiana had not yet approached the group, still cautious of your intentions, but at being asked to be the group's escort, she flies over to the party. As she lands, she becomes a flutter of activity. Seeing warforged with backpacks immediately intrigues her. She flies over to one of them and tries to open it, saying, "Do you have anything interesting in here? Human items are usually pretty interesting, but I have never seen warforged items!" (I rolled 1d4 to see which pack she went for. It was Nine's)
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Post by admin » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:33 pm

Mecano quickly says, before Illiana starts rummaging through the backpacks: "Actually, we were outfitted by humans, so you will not find anything special in our stuff."

Oh I forgot about those.

Mecano goes on: "Oh wait, there might be something you would like!"
Mecano starts rummaging through his backpack, not finding what he is looking for.

"Hmm did any of you pick up the little chest with the Gems...?"

Mecano stops short of mentioning the devious plan he had devised with the treasure box to get rid of the pesky insects that had attacked them not so long ago. Just in case this creature wouldn't appreciate the evilness of those grig-insects.

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Post by tdsprouse » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:03 am

"I believe I have them actually, I dont know if there is anything else interesting in there or not. I guess we'll see..."


"you see, we dont need much, no food, or sleep really. so we can travel pretty easily."
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Illiana begins pulling out all of Nine's supplies, putting it aside after she has looked at it all. The gems fascinate her long enough for her to look at them, but she doesn't take any, seemingly content to be looking. After she is done with Nine's pack, she loses interest and begins answering Mecano's questions.

Unfortunately, a firefly passes by and Illiana's eyes dart after the tiny bug. She disappears from sight, and Kyberious and Phantom watch as she takes off after the bug, capturing it in her hands. She says, "I gotcha!" then lets it go. She flies back to Mecano, grinning. Most of the conversation is much like this. She has the attention span of a two-year old. Warforged were something new just a few minutes ago... now they are old hat! Time to find something else of interest!
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Post by tdsprouse » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:10 am

Mumbles... "Damn." Grumbles...

Nine, meticulously repacks his pack. putting everything in its place.

He realizes that he was in a such a frazzled state when he picked up the chest after the grigs, he didnt have the proper place for it.

So he unpacks everything, re-organizes, and repacks it. Now the Chest has a Place.
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Post by admin » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:27 am

After some time...
"All right let's go!"
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Post by tdsprouse » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:30 am

Nine looks up...

"Oh, Sorry..."


"Yeah, we should go."
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Post by shai-hulud » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:36 am

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Does anyone have anything they want to do before you break camp for the night?

 

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Post by draconas » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:14 am

Nope. Kyberious will watch the pixie

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Post by tdsprouse » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:19 am

Nine is ready




Though with the asking of the question, it seems like I/We are forgetting something.
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Post by rednetra » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:35 pm

Phantom will also just watch the Pixie not trusting it for it being also not a great and mighty warforge he is not a fan of little creatures.

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Post by draconas » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:18 am

Actually given its a new day Kyberious will renew his 24 hour invocations.

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Post by rednetra » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:16 am

Yes the same here please renew mine as well

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Post by shai-hulud » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:31 am

I was talking to Richard through PM and the following transpired (keep in mind that throughout the asking and answering, Illiana is fluttering about this way and that, exploring everything that catches her fancy):
  • Mecano: Who are the human friends you spoke of and where do they live?

    Illiana: Rattles off names as if expecting Mecano to know them personally. They come from the Human lands. This is said as though everyone in the Human lands would know each other.

    Mecano: What do you like doing best in the forest, and who and what scares you the most?

    Illiana: My favorite activity is dancing! Sometimes, Shahanine and Ricket perform a harmony (again, throwing out names as if Mecano should know them personally) and then everyone dances! But right now, Shahanine is mad at Ricket. I think she is mad because he doesn't visit with her enough. But that's how satyrs are! The tower scares me the most, but I have never been there, so it is not too bad.

    Mecano: What is a satyr?

    Illiana: They are free-spirited forest dwellers who are amazing musicians!

    Mecano: What do they look like, and are they malicious?

    Illiana: From the waist down, they are hairy with hooved feet. From the waist up, they are smooth and muscular with plenty of facial hair. Sometimes, they have horns, sometimes not. They are free spirited. Those with free spirits are above the simple human qualities like maliciousness!

    Mecano: Mecano does not understand "free spirited". Isn't everyone free spirited?

    Illiana: Some are more so than others. Satyrs dislike the monotony of routines. They do as they please, go where they please, eat what they please, and answer to no one. They have no rules, follow no rules, accept no rules, and of course, make no rules for others. Of course, that is a generality, not a rule about them. Illiana giggles.

    Mecano: I see. Tell me, if we can remove that corruption spreading in your forest, do you think you could arrange for us to hear that amazing Music?

    Illiana: Haha! Her eyes sparkle with glee Arranging things with satyrs is very difficult. If you are lucky, you might hear him play. They don't really stick to bargains struck and deals made! We have an old saying... never swallow the red thistleberry and never make a deal with a satyr!

    Mecano: What can you tell us about the corruption that may aid us in fighting it?

    Illiana: She ponders for a while. Well, I can offer you some supplies we have taken from less friendly humans who have passed through here! Whenever humans arrive that are mean, we play pranks on them until they leave! She giggles again. If they get really rowdy, we might even attack them! The forest provides all we need, so if you have any use for any of their supplies, you are welcome to it!

    Mecano: Anything that can be useful, only increases our chances of success... Where are those supplies?

    Illiana: Just follow me after you are done resting! But let's not be traveling too late after the moon sets, please. I like getting some sleep, also!

    Mecano: How do you determine who's a friendly human and who's not?

    Illiana: Well, humans are inherently destructive. It takes a lot for them to get over their destructive natures. So, those who try to cut down our forest or burn it down are usually considered unfriendly. Those who are not cutting down our forest or burning it down, we give the benefit of the doubt, unless we find out otherwise!

    Mecano: I see...

    Illiana: Do you like to dance?

    Mecano: I would like to see you dance.

    Illiana: She giggles. But there is no music!

    Mecano: Can't you imagine music playing?

    Illiana: She thinks a moment. Yes, I suppose I can. She flies over to Mecano's backpack and finds a cloth part of it, concentrating on it... a moment later, the trees begin to grow branches that look like arms, and each tree is holding an instrument. Within moments, the forest is alive with music! Mychasi jumps awake at the new development with a small burst of flame as the noise startles him. Illiana begins dancing to the music.

    Mecano: Mecano enjoys the performance, examining the movements and trying to see if any pattern emerges

    The music is very monotonous, repeating over and over again. Her dance moves, on the other hand, are very inventive, moving with the music and combining her abilities to become invisible and visible again in a most astonishing way. It is what a human would call beautiful. I don't know how a warforged would react to it.

    Mecano: Mecano finds it different from what he has seen from the Human dances and Halflings dances at the Talenta village. He tries hard to see the beauty of it, and even thinks he is able to glimpse some of it.

    Mychasi: Aggravated at being awoken, he tries burrowing underground, but the soil is too hard for him. I'll never get back to sleep now stupid cold forest...

    Illiana: Hmm, maybe I can help you fall back asleep... She pulls out an arrow that glistens with magic, knocks it in her bow, and aims it at Mychasi. He seems to know exactly what she is doing, and giggles. She fires it directly at the tiny dragon. It is a direct hit, but the arrow disappears as soon as it strikes the dragon.

    Mychasi: He laughs. Dragons can't be put to sleep we are far too strong for that...

    Illiana: She smiles, as well. Well, if you can't sleep any more, would you care to dance?

    Mychasi: Mychasi sticks his tongue out at the prospect. Dragons don't dance!

    Illiana: Suit yourself.

    Mecano: If there are a few rocks around, perhaps Kyberious and Phantom can heat them up for you... then you can put them under your belly, Mighty Dragon That Does Not Dance...

    Illiana: Why don't you just make a fire? So long as you don't hurt the forest, we won't mind. Some of the humans who travel through here do the same thing. Just surround it with rocks and keep it small. That will ensure that it doesn't damage our home.

    Mychasi: Perks up and looks around to make sure that everyone else heard her.

    Mecano: Rocks.. yes... a good idea... Can you help us with that? let us know if you see them we'll bring them here.

    Illiana: Illiana likes this game! She finds more rocks than you need in no time.

    The fire is build it as per her instructions and then lit up for Mychasi. He is overjoyed at the warmth and basks in it for a few minutes before falling fast asleep for the rest of the night. Illiana dismisses her musical procession, bored with the humdrum music.

    Mecano: Do you want to sleep before we head out?

    Illiana: With the moon shining so beautifully, I don't see how anyone could sleep! Now, when the sun is blaring down on you, that is a good time to find some shelter until the moon rises again!

    Mecano: All right, how about we finish resting for now, you take us for supplies, then go to sleep. We will wait until you wake up, then you can take us to the edge of the corruption.

    Illiana: Ok! Now, what game would you like to play next? ...
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