Cloudandis
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December 9th, 2017, 8:17 am #11

Having tucked herself into an indent in the cave mouth leading back to the room of bodies, as she hadn't had enough time to properly flop down into the bloody mess again, her single brown eye followed the creature as it... was... sorting? Sorting the bodies. Picking the least torn apart or rotting ones and setting the new one with them. Hardly daring to make a sound int he dark, she listened as the strange, humanoid crystal amalgamation began taking apart the older bodies. As if tidying up after itself. Which would have been disturbing, if the whole situation in and of itself hadn't been. Tense, exhausted, stressed, she had no idea how long she'd waited there. All the brunette woman understood was that she'd closed her eyes for just a moment. And then, suddenly, a jolt of panic as a loud metallic, corrupted echoing erupted into the cave, jolting and attacking her hearing. Apparently, she'd slid down the wall at some point and fallen asleep without noticing.

That is, until she noticed she wasn't in the cave mouth anymore. No, she was propped up against a wall, and could see the glass steel crystallization slowly forming over her legs, rising past her knees. And her one eye stared into that of the crystalline creature. There was panic and realization as her arm slung to her back, grabbing an arrow as the monster attempted to restrain her, missing her arm narrowly. Having aimed for its head, she instead found purchase with the arrow in its shoulder, jamming it in as hard as possible. Conducting electricity as if it were a metal pole in a lightning storm, the translucent creature bellowed out into the depths of the cave in anguish and pain as shards of the shattered skin armor spread like shrapnel.
SkkkkkkkkkRREEEEEEEEEE
"Just you try and take me you fucker!" Nora screamed in fury, feeling satisfaction as electricity rippled from the arrow all throughout the creature's body. And then it's hand was upon her face, muffling whatever words she'd been about to spew as the electricity only seemed to die out and flutter off of it. Her head was slammed against the ground. She barely sputtered as her her eye was dilating, the iris large and encompassing of her pupil, slowly shrinking and attempting to readjust to the lighting or lack-ther-of in this cavern. Thought disrupted, he face was completely relaxed, the tired bags under her eyes not followed through with lines of expression, brows un-furrowed. Her eyelids felt so heavy and worn as she thoughtlessly watched the creature skitter away at inhuman speeds, as something had apparently disturbed it enough to leave her there, encased from the waist down in crystal with small shards forming along her neck and cheek.

Rapidly scaling the wall, the glow worms shrank away and dimmed after the creature's loud call, it's humanoid shape clawing at and crawling along the jagged terrain and shoving glow worms out of the way. Its head slowly, loudly twisted to focus its singular eye in the direction it was heading, a terrifying visage that every few seconds was illuminated by the shifting glow of the cavern. Its body shot off of the ceiling straight towards Ma'fru, sharp clawed hand extended.
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December 9th, 2017, 9:40 am #12

Behind the horrifying scream, there was another sound. The angry hollering of that cornered dog, Nora. What the hell had she gotten herself into this time!

Maf’ru didn’t have much time to speculate on this before a conglomerate of glow worms was thrown violently against a nearby wall, then another ‘glob’ of them splattering near the entrance into another part of the cave. He’d only a fraction of a second to spot the skittering monstrosity flying across the ceiling at him, twisting itself about in the air as if open space was water, or at least . . . if it hadn’t any disorientating sense of spatial proportions to hamper its strike.

Maf’ru barely managed to push himself out of the way before that mass of meat and glass came crashing into where he was, leaving behind gouged ground and sounds like the evisceration of a glass wall. The noise and sudden air sent Maf’ru’s eyes to watering, with the creature came a fresh cloud of that disgusting odor that permeated this cave. But he was aware of himself enough to realize he had pushed himself into the corner he’d decided to avoid, with his free leg he pushed off the wall, managing to orientate himself and push him forwards ‘behind’ the creature.

It didn’t last long, he didn’t even have time to strike before the thing was swirling limbs and flying at him like a dervish, coming to stop with it’s face only a few feet before him. An arm still twisting at him like some barbaric club filled with metal spikes.

" NORA! I HEARD YOU! GET OVER HERE QUICKLY I’M GOING TO NEED SOME HELP. " There was no TIME to contemplate whether or not the whipped dog would try to run again, this thing was faster than anything Maf’ru had faced before and that, that was horrifying. He could handle ogres and maybe even a behemoth with his glaive. But this thing, didn’t, stop.

Maf’ru was sent to crouching and parrying with the different sections of his glaive as he was forced inexorably back. Once, twice, the creatures protrusions on it’s arms caught his fingers. Not deeply, they were shallow, almost similar to paper cuts, but the second strike was stronger and the reverberations made Maf’ru let loose a section of the glaive.



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Joined: November 18th, 2014, 4:18 am

December 9th, 2017, 9:40 am #13

" NO! " He shouted, a tinge of the deep shade of swollen fear creeping into his voice, breaking through the battle meditation for half a second.

He knew, it was time to be reckless and so he dove, underneath the beast, catching his chain suddenly at a crucial point as he slid underneath the creatures glass filled stomach. The hilt of the glaive he shoved up into the things stomach, attaching it to the second portion, so that he’d have a hold far enough from the jutting glass. That left all the chain elongating and flowing down into the glaive blade, which he tugged and twisted, as forcefully as possible. Grabbing hold of the glaive section he sent it flying into an ark, before suddenly pulling it back down towards himself to catch and drag along this creature’s shoulder. He’d noticed even in the pale light that something was trickling from that spot. Perhaps he didn’t want to see what it was, but at the moment it was the best he could reach. He HOPED he was able to somehow catch it’s face as well, but it twisted and turned so that he doubted the glaive would do anything but barely scratch it.

He’d know soon enough, as he shoved the hilt as hard against the thing’s stomach as possible and tried to roll out from underneath it. He’d see soon enough.

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Styptic- Promotes blood clotting, reducing the risk of losing excessive amounts of blood when wounded. It is recommended that this be applied directly to a wound rather than ingested.


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December 9th, 2017, 10:39 am #14

Striking and thrusting at the agile monk, who barely danced out of the reach of its blows up until the creature's crystaline claws were skating across the metal of his glaive, nearly eviscerating his fingers, it shrieked loudly with and ear piercing metallic rupture of sound. His movements were becoming predictably defensive, until he dashed and slid under it, forcing two joined sections of his glaive from the butt end into its abdomen. Forced prone as the creature was barreled over, the blade of his glaive soared down upon it and tore into the already damaged shoulder, deepening the formerly shallow wound. It let out an even louder shriek, which as this point was going to leave one with a very long lasting head ache. The wound on its shoulder that had grown, was much slower in healing now, as the blade had actually managed to go half way through and was currently being pushed out by the clusters of crystals trying to reform the creature's armor, a thin layer of the strange solidified sap over what red-ish substance may once have been identified as human muscles. suddenly, the crystal spines on its back extended, pushing it up from it's pron position as a poised arm rapidly thrust itself at Ma'Fru. This strike did not look nearly so rabid as the others- almost concentrated specifically for forceful impact, a strange blue-ish pulse ruminating through the clear armor of its limb.

For Nora, the world was a dizzy spinning blurr as she was trying to get her bearings,eyes quietly blinking as the loud reverberation of glass and steel feel upon her ears as if behind a veil. She'd hardly even registered the familiar voice of her _teacher_ as from her trapped sitting position against the wall, she could make out his visage nimbly backing away in an unfamiliar situation. A situation in which he was being _overpowered._ But her brain couldn't process that right now.

Fight.

FIGHT

Eye trembling as her pupil shrunk, iris finally dilating and focus slightly returning, her primal fear took over. Drawing out her complex bow, she struggled and fumbled with the arrow desperately as the bowstring was drawn back, the cog system creaking and her lips drawn back into a snarl. Screaming in rage, the arrow was loosed whether it had proper aim or not, and sent flying through the dark in a glittering luminescence of golden sparks. They danced through the air, the death whistle of that flittering thing joining with the creature's scream as it propelled itself up, about to strike.
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December 10th, 2017, 12:30 am #15

He’d managed to cut the thing and get away, but something about the cut had felt, well felt wrong, even before he’d been able to pull the blade all the way through it was being pushed outwards, out of the would, almost like, almost like there was something INSIDE the creature’s body that was reacting against external forces. As he came to his feet, backing away from the thing even as it returned to it’s feet in an alien, effortless, way. The light was coming back now, the creatures that shed it returning to their endless pathways on the ceiling. He could see the glint of the blue light on the spines that extended out from it like a platform. Saw how the skin around them was solid and unmoving, not skin, but glass. The place where he’d cut it, crystal glass. It was like the very blood of the creature was some form of the resin mixture to form glass steel. The clear red tint showing it’s unrefined properties.

Then the spines receded or maybe they just melted. Maf’ru was far too busy backing away at this point, but it was clear the extra weight and length had been gotten rid of as the creature stalked towards him, it’s hand curling to produce ‘something’. Maf’ru felt the air tremor and heard the crystal’s sing. The feeling was analogous to a storm, no the threat of a storm. The promise of a hurricane or tornado building. This had to be magic. If it wasn’t Maf’ru was dead, but if it was, then maybe, just barely, he’d have a chance.

As the creature’s fist came flying at him, sailing with the force of inevitability, Maf’ru found his glaive section and set to meet the creature head on. With a thrust, he lunged sending the section forwards with as much strength as his positioning allowed him. The thing was close, but he had the advantage of a weapon that could be reshaped into a close range weapon, even if it did leave handling it a little more difficult.

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December 10th, 2017, 12:31 am #16

As he dove, brilliant blue runes became clearly visible on the nearly invisible glass steel blade. Marking out ancient wards against the powers of the arcane and divine. A shining beacon of hope to those who had no ear with the uncontrollable And Maf’ru prayed, to all the saints, to the belief itself, that it show him a man of training and somewhat normal means . . . could overpower a demon.

The creature drove forwards, it’s inevitable attack becoming it’s certain destruction. The magical conflux at the apex of it’s clawed fists was to be it’s sword and shield, but the fine runed blade cut through it like so much lard. Absorbing the explosive destruction that was only moments ago meant for Maf’ru and turning it back and upon it’s caster. The blade did not stop, nor did the creature’s arm and with the new-found magical strength behind the blade it tore deep into the muscles and veins, sending out a reverberating force into the creature’s arm that let out . . . dust instead of blood or sap, Maf’ru watched as that reverberation shot through the shoulders and several of the glass spines crumbled away to nothing.

Without a moment’s thought he twisted the glaive inside the creature’s arm, sending the blade pointing towards the creature’s central mass and with a release of the mind. Like letting loose a trigger, like letting go of a bad thought there was an explosive blast of force that sent him rolling back into the tunnel behind him and sent the creature . . . away.

It took him a few seconds before he was able to stand, the shunting and sudden opposition of force had twisted his arm somewhat and left a nasty bruise and abrasion at the crux of his elbow, where the glaive section of the staff had been rocketed back into him. The open edges that held his glaive had been carefully rounded, but the wear of chain against other metal had left a somewhat porous surface and the shearing force of that ricochet had certainly done some damage. As Maf’ru held his sprained arm, he came face to face with the whole reason things had ended up as they had.

" Nora. "

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Styptic- Promotes blood clotting, reducing the risk of losing excessive amounts of blood when wounded. It is recommended that this be applied directly to a wound rather than ingested.


Hawk Kite
This deceptively-simple looking silk kite does more than provide a few hours of relaxing leisure activity. With a command word the kite expands into a hang glider of a size appropriate to the character, and so long as the character hangs onto a couple of subtle handles sewn into the wings they are granted the capability of flight. As an added bonus, while flying the character is granted clear, precise sight for miles. What better way to celebrate your country than flying around taking in the sights from a bird's eye view?
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February 25th, 2018, 10:06 pm #17

The cavern was shaking rather violently, some solid sap crystals on the ceiling beginning to come loose or falling entirely out of place, the sound of rubble scraping against itself clear and loud as the creature, which took most of the brunt of its own magic, flew back with terrifying speed towards the back wall of the cavern and with a loud metallic crack slid down the wall. Its head, with the singular eyeball inside, had a large crack spidering down. But it wasn't entirely broken. it's body twitched and groveled on the floor for a few minutes, confused movements as it couldn't stand up for the time being. One of its arms was entirely obliterated, jagged shard and bone and old rotting flesh poking out with fresh, wet sap slowly oozing out. It made awful, whirring and whistling groans that would send a chill down one's spine due to the reverberations. You could almost hear the undertones of human moans just barely bubbling beneath. And drawn about from its contact with the cavern, was a loud, undulating rumble of something foreboding.

The cavern was collapsing in on itself.

Looking up in a panic and struggling to free herself from the strange silt-like structure around her lower body, she could feel it crumbling away around her waist and thighs. However, the substance around her lower legs and ankles was still rather thick and wouldn’t budge entirely as Nora was desperately peeling away at it. Nails unable to gain much of a firm hold, she turned upon hearing a particularly loud sound near one of the caved in tunnels the she’d attempted to try and get out through earlier.She could see it clearing away and rolling out, and right now that looked a lot better than trying to climb up the hole she’s come through to get into this horrible, place to begin with. Gaining no ground in freeing herself at the moment, she looked at the haggard man down the cavern entrance and cupped her hands over her mouth, her lower eyelid twitching with stress as she screamed at him.

“Get up you moron, do you WANT to get crushed trying to save my ass?!” Her voice called in anguish, and perhaps out of frustration. Yes, likely out of frustration. It would be very frustrating and annoying to die right now, wouldn’t it? The dust in the air was growing almost as thick of the smell of dead bodies that clung in the air and threatened to smother the lungs of the two living, breathing creatures in there. And maybe the living but not breathing crystalline monstrosity in the corner, too.
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February 28th, 2018, 7:13 am #18

Now everything was shaking, everywhere; EVERYWHERE nora went, it had to be one disaster after another. She MADE them, she drew them like flies to a corpse, anything to perpetuate her broken endless fight against the world.

Maf’ru wished he was more upset about this instead of feeling old emotions of a similar make rising up past those years of conditioning and that kinship between her that he couldn’t shake . . . further encroaching on his disciplined reason. That was of course, until she started slurring out words like a punch-drunk vagrant.

He couldn’t see her now, not after the sudden dislocation and destruction of the luminescent insects that had been clinging to ceilings and walls. The only prick of light was now shuddering hopelessly through a way Maf’ru had most certainly closed only moments before. Under a large landslide of rocks if he recalled correctly, the sudden painful force he felt on his shin confirmed his memory was working fine. It didn’t make helping this ingrate out into the light any easier though. It didn’t make getting out towards that potential exit a glamorous adventure either, he was stumbling and falling over dislodged pieces of earth all the way to the girl.

“ Look, I don’t know what’s wrong with you. I’m sure you took some kind of blow and breathing in this . . . ‘air’, for Saint’s know how long can’t have helped your mental faculties, but you need to MOVE Nora, now. I can’t drag you out of here, I can push you over some rocks and help you FALL. But I’m going to be falling just as much as your suicidal self, so. ” Here Maf’ru flung her arm around him, despite whatever attempts she made to blindly find where she was, or even push him away.

“ You are going to move now, and you are going to follow with me, or for the love of Religion and wealth . . . No, for the promise of anything worth living for, I swear. I swear I’m going to throw you against the rocks here and drag you across this uneven ground, use you as a measuring rod for where the debris is and walk along your broken body before continuing this till we get out of here. ”

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Styptic- Promotes blood clotting, reducing the risk of losing excessive amounts of blood when wounded. It is recommended that this be applied directly to a wound rather than ingested.


Hawk Kite
This deceptively-simple looking silk kite does more than provide a few hours of relaxing leisure activity. With a command word the kite expands into a hang glider of a size appropriate to the character, and so long as the character hangs onto a couple of subtle handles sewn into the wings they are granted the capability of flight. As an added bonus, while flying the character is granted clear, precise sight for miles. What better way to celebrate your country than flying around taking in the sights from a bird's eye view?
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