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The Debon Plains These plains are expansive and filled with diverse cultures, but are some of the least population-dense areas in Imythess. Long stretches of flat ground are occasionally broken up by sharp hills. Depending on the region, the plains might consist of seemingly endless carpets of shortgrass or difficult-to-traverse, buggy, humid tallgrass where stems can match the height of a rider on horseback. Shallow valleys, swamps, vernal pools and riverbeds -- places where trees will grow -- can offer meager respite from the oppressive sun.

The only maintained roads in this region are used as major trading corridors. Since most of the locals are nomadic, there are very few permanent settlements outside the Kellen area. Views can be visually impressive. The plains are covered in flowers during spring or after a natural fire, and the area is full of animals that collect into truly enormous herds. Giant monsters and other colossal beings wander the vast expanse of untamed wilderness unhindered.

The southern brushlands are where Debon transitions into a more arid landscape. This tough, scruffy, rocky savanna contains many small outposts along the roads.

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March 28th, 2018, 3:04 am #1

The wind whipped around the man as he made his way across the plains. It tugged at him angrily as though attempting to blow him away. He reached up with his left hand and grabbed the hood of his cloak to keep it from blowing off his head. He stopped for a brief moment and stared at the cloudy sky.

Storm moving in he thought to himself.

The weather decidedly fit his dark mood. He'd been grateful to those who'd patched him up after finding him half dead. Three years had passed since that fateful day and his motivations had not subsided one bit.

Setting himself he set off again at a brisker pace toward the city all the while scanning for an area to wait out the onrushing storm. Noting a cut out in the hillock nearest him that would break the wind and that had some shelter from the rain he moved that way. He knew the storm wouldn't last long but that it would be violent and unpredictable. Best wait it out as sheltered as he could be. Then on toward The Bastion city to see if he could pick up on any sort of scent.

After three years he knew the trail would be cold but the icy freeze of the fires of vengeance filled his veins and kept his eyes locked on his objective. Those Seven would pay with blood for what they had done to him. He settled in to wait and hoped it wouldn't be too bad.
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March 28th, 2018, 3:20 am #2

"Storms Coming", Arthur muttered as he stared up at the sky. The wind kicked up in answer and the sky started to grow darker. It looked to be a good one to. He looked out on the plains looking out for shelter. The Debon Plains was a bad place to be stuck out in the middle of any kind of storm. With few out croppings for shelter and even fewer settlements Arthur might not find one by the time the rain started. To answer that a cold crop of water fell on his nose.

Thats perfect Arthur thought and he sighed. He walked keeping an eye out for anything. The wind making his long blonde hair fly out fierce behind him. He wore no coat only armor and carried little except a sword at his side, one on his back , two knives at either side and one small sack. Many would consider that ill equipped for travel but Arthur was anything but ill equipped.

His dragon blood allowed him to survive in the most adverse conditions. Yet he did not want to be out in the coming rain. He just would prefer to wait it out. He noticed a small hillock in the distance. That would be perfect place to wait out the storm. Rain was just begging to to pelt down now. Cold as ice, yet Arthur did not shiver. The fire of a dragon burned within him. He moved as quick as he could but stopped short when he noticed tracks on the ground going toward the hillock. He smelled nothing but with the wind like this he wouldn't.

Arthur would have to be cautious. He kept his hand to the sword at his side and he poked his head inside the hillock and saw a lone man and he said," Ah someone is already in here then. May I join you fellow traveler. The storm is picking up and I dont want to be out in it any longer than I can". He did not move in any further in case the traveler said no.

he also did not remove his hand from his sword if the traveler proved to be hostile. Out here one could never be to sure. If he could not stay Arthur would find another place. If hostile he would fight but he did not want to do that not in this weather. He hoped the traveler would have good sense as well.
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NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ARTHUR. HE IS ALMOST ALWAYS IN HUMAN FORM.HOWEVER I MAY MENTION IN POSTING THAT HE IS IN DRAGON FORM READ CAREFULLY.

'Lo, there do I see my father. 'Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers. 'Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.' Lo, they do call to me.They bid me take my place among them. In the halls of Valhalla. Where the brave may live forever.


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March 28th, 2018, 4:57 am #3

Sharp winds cut through the blades of long grass and struck hard against brush and stone alike as omnious clouds obscured the sky on the horizon.

Putting a hand up to guard her face a lone woman standing among the flowers and weeds looked to them, her ice blue eyes narrowing as she watched them for a moment. The wind smacked her in her face and sent chills through her body as she sniffed the air. Pushing her long hair back behind her shoulders she pressed on, pulling her coat closer to her.

It was not as if the wind was cold, but the wind brought omens when one paid enough attention to listen and care what was being said. A bright streak of white darted across the sky and into the distant horizon striking something that she couldn't quite see. But the message was clear enough. She paused and let the wind spiral around her, setting her in a small whirlwind before breaking off again.

Pressing onwards she debated the thought of being forced to endure the storm. It wasn't as if the storm bothered her. She loved them, but to be stranded out in the middle of a field could call for a flood. And that would just be annoying.

She pressed onwards to find a pair of men scuttled underneath a small cliff that had been made out of a hill. She smirked as she saw them speaking and held up a hand. "Forgive me. But it seems that this not a storm to be met alone today. Mind a third among your party?" she asked as cold droplets fell to the ground around them. One struck her on the head and she looked up to find another smacking her straight between the eyes.

Well... Someone seems to be having fun up there. she growled in her mind.
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March 28th, 2018, 2:08 pm #4

Looking up at the two people who also seemed to be traveling in the abysmal weather he growled internally. Fingering his weapons beneath his cloak he weighed his options and sized up his opponents. Then man looked like he held a troubling degree of skill with his sword and had a hand on it. The woman was less prepared and he figured her for an easy mark. However fighting two on one is never a good idea. Still kill them now and...

NO! You can't just kill them anymore. That's not what we do now.

It would be so easy to knife them while they aren't looking. Look at all that stuff on them. Take it for us and move on.

Don't you remember what we are really after? You can't talk to dead people. You need information. You have been out of contact for three years. Now as you practiced, put on the smile and see what they can tell you.


The man smiled warmly up at the two people in the entry way.

"Certainly! Come on in! There does seem to be plenty of room for the three of us in here. Besides passing this storm with company and conversation will be better than passing it alone and brooding at the same time. My name is John Smith, I know I've heard all the jokes.
What are your names fellow travelers?"


While saying this John shifted to allow for more room so the two of them might more easily find a spot to sit. Even so while he took one hand out of his cloak to gesture to the area he kept his right inside still fingering his dagger, just in case. This was going to prove perhaps more fortuitous than he had imagined.
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March 28th, 2018, 2:23 pm #5

The man started to finger weapons Arthur supposed inside his cloak. Arthur tensed and then he heard the woman behind him. He almost spun sword out right then and there. He had been so focused on the one in front of him that he had not heard someone coming from behind. Stupid that kind of thing got you killed. Yet he relaxed when the woman just wanted to join them but only a little.

Not that he was in any danger from these strangers. Sure they both looked competent but Arthur knew he was more than a match for any of them. Dragons even half one were amazingly strong creatures. Arthur studied the man he seemed to be in thought but then he spoke saying the were welcome to join him.

Arthur crouched near the man but not to close. He kept his distance just in case. Arthur replied," I thank you Mr. Smith. I am Arthur. Arthur Mandraeg." He then looked to the lone woman. She was pretty enough but Arthur showed little interest. He wondered what these two were doing out on the plains. Arthur had been making his way toward a small settlement that was having issues with some of the other less savory denizens of the plains. The others purpose would remain unknown as of yet.
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LVl 5 Infernos.LVL 5 Spellblade.Lvl 3 Archmage. Lvl 5 Primal Fist. Lvl 5 Force of Nature. Lvl 5 Irregular Roamer. Lvl 5 Hellfire Soul.
Have Sword. Will Travel.-Arthur
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NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ARTHUR. HE IS ALMOST ALWAYS IN HUMAN FORM.HOWEVER I MAY MENTION IN POSTING THAT HE IS IN DRAGON FORM READ CAREFULLY.

'Lo, there do I see my father. 'Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers. 'Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.' Lo, they do call to me.They bid me take my place among them. In the halls of Valhalla. Where the brave may live forever.


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March 29th, 2018, 3:44 am #6

Wind whipped up as the other two, both men, looked up at her as she approached them.

Her eyes went from the blonde one to the one in the duster poncho. He kept it closed through the wind as it snapped through her hair, whipping it against her face striking it hard enough to hurt. She pushed it back and to the side as the thunder growled in the distance, the clouds now turned the sky near pitch as the wind hefted them towards the plains.

Some storm... she said lowly, turning to the others as they introduced themselves.

The blonde was Arthur. The other was... she was able to stop herself from chuckling, "John Smith"

I'm sure... she thought in the back of her mind. How many planes is that actually used as a handle? She lost count if she ever bothered counting. Even still, she knew what it was like to desire to lie low so she would let it slide for the moment.

She smiled in return, "Marie. Marie Thlydd. A pleasure. What brings you two out in the middle of the plains? Other than failing to avoid that." she gestured to the clouds that now hung over them, her coat rustled in the wind harder than what she was used to as the rain began to fall.
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March 29th, 2018, 4:20 am #7

Smith slowly slid his eyes between the two of them. Two complete strangers turn up here of all places?

Right.....and I'm secretly the king of a long lost throne he thought to himself. Still it didn't do to turn away potential new allies. Even if he may end up discarding them by the end they may be of use in the future. He turned fully to regard Marie.

"Well Ms. Thlydd I'm looking for some old friends of mine. I've been out of the loop for three years or so and I seem to have lost track of them. I heard one or two of them may have come out this way and headed toward Kellen. Thought I might head that way and see if I can track them down. I'm curious as to what they've been up to."

With a turn he regarded Arthur.

"I must however admit Mr. Mandraeg that I too am very curious as to just what brings such a well armed warrior out this way?"

With another pivot he turned back to Marie.

"And for that matter what might bring a young lady such as yourself out here?"

He knew that no one knew who he really way and there was know way They knew he was still alive. However better safe than sorry and their answers to these questions might just put him at enough ease to try for a second round of information.
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March 30th, 2018, 4:54 pm #8

The woman introduced herself as Marie. Arthur inclined his head to her. She to was trying to avoid the storm that was brewing outside. Yet three strangers turning up out here was an odd thing. He wondered if the other two saw that. Fate may have pushed them together or it was something else. The man then spoke his reasons for being out here. He was looking for old friends.

Three years a long time to be gone. Though Arthur had disappeared as well for that long so not unusual. The man did not look to be an adventurer. More of a hunter but that was Arthurs impression. The man then asked his purpose out here. Arthur replied," I am a Soldier of Fortune or a Sellsword. I have contract with a small settlement here on the plains. They have been having trouble with some of the other denizens of the plains."

Arthur paused a minute looking to himself and then he said," I am always well armed in any case. You can never be to cautious in this world. Danger could be lurking around any corner. So I find it better to travel armed to the teeth." Then the man turned to the woman and asked her the same question. Arthur sat back and waited for her answer. The wind began to kick up outside and it began to pour down. Lightning flashed outside. Yes he was glad for the shelter now.
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LVl 5 Infernos.LVL 5 Spellblade.Lvl 3 Archmage. Lvl 5 Primal Fist. Lvl 5 Force of Nature. Lvl 5 Irregular Roamer. Lvl 5 Hellfire Soul.
Have Sword. Will Travel.-Arthur
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NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ARTHUR. HE IS ALMOST ALWAYS IN HUMAN FORM.HOWEVER I MAY MENTION IN POSTING THAT HE IS IN DRAGON FORM READ CAREFULLY.

'Lo, there do I see my father. 'Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers. 'Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.' Lo, they do call to me.They bid me take my place among them. In the halls of Valhalla. Where the brave may live forever.


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March 30th, 2018, 6:05 pm #9

Marie looked between them as they spoke and made room for her as the storm picked up.

She gave a soft smile, "Sorry, I don't have much of a true reason other than I am passing through the plain's from Taras, she said pointing the direction she came from. "I have no real business in Kellen, per se. I'm just more traveling where the wind takes me." She shrugged. "I fully admit that's the last thing two people want to hear from a stranger but there it is. I keep tabs on things that I hear and I go exploring poking around.

She huddled on the end by herself as the rain poured down, her hair slightly dripping to the ground. She felt the storm rumble through her body as it flashed. There was some shelter and the ground hadn't gotten sodding yet, so that was a plus.
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March 30th, 2018, 6:34 pm #10

Smith looked between them and mentally shrugged. A sellsword and an adventurer. Still that means that both of them may have heard of his past associations. Better to play it safe and keep his true intentions closed off.

"Well then Arthur I am very glad that the people here have you to look out for them. A monster hunter and swordsman is needed in many places. As for you Ms. Thlydd it is a dangerous line of work you've chosen for yourself. I would advise you to be careful if you're adventuring into old ruins and whatnot. Bandits and unsavory characters sometimes claim such places as their own. Would hate to hear that something untoward happened to you."

With that he turned back toward Arthur.

"Speaking of bandits, Arthur, you mentioned that you were in the area due to trouble. Would I be right in assuming some sort of bandit related issue? Even if not you being a sellsword may be able to tell me about the groups in the area I should watch out for. Three years out of contact makes it difficult to know such things so any information I could get would be useful and appreciated."

Having spoke Smith waited patiently hoping that either of them would be able to help him. It was worth a shot in the dark.
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