View Full Version : Star Wars: Warriors of the Force
04-06-2006, 08:34 PM
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
Warriors of the Force
It is a time of development in the infantile galaxy. Inter-planetary travel has not yet been conceived, much less exploration of the galaxy. Those gifted with the Force are viewed as mutants on most worlds, and live as outcasts or slaves, their abilities abused by those who do not understand.
On a small planet known to the inhabitants as Tanesh, these men and women are known as ‘Jedia’, a word from an ancient dialect of their language meaning ‘lesser creature’. The Jedia live as exiles, most of them from a very young age, as their abilities are discovered. Unable to get proper jobs or education, they are forced to work as freelance mercenaries, performing menial labour for little pay.
But one refuses to be a slave. Calling himself DARLA T’KAN, he has formed a large number of Jedia exiles into a military force called the Oshtenvul, and is waging war. Their philosophy is based on their passions fueling their command of the force they wield, their goal no longer freedom - but power.
The main governing body of the planet, the Cyrimian Alliance, is losing the war. T’Kan and his men fight ruthlessly, demanding power over the Council of Lords. Negotiations are in place, but progress is slow.
The Cyrimian delegate, Methulas Hrent, has agreed to meet with T’Kan to negotiate a peace between the warring factions. In the interest of protecting his family, he has formulated a plan to have his daughter taken across the plains of K’Tiy to safety....
Crouching down to examine the footprints, Tacit Rykive removed a metal staff from his belt, and helt it ready, his index finger over the activation button. He placed a hand on the animal's footprint, and closed his eyes. Blocking out the sounds around him, he reached out with his mind, seeking the imprint left behind by the beast's life force. Scanning the area, he found it, about half a kilometer away.
Standing quickly, he made his way slowly through the trees, his weapon ready - a fully grown al'hayat male digging it's toxic fangs into his flesh was not an experience he wanted to have. Again.
The tracks dissapeared shortly ahead of him - it was nearby. Holding the metal rod above his head in a defensive posture, he slowly walked ahead. He barely moved aside in time as a set of claws ripped through the air. He felt white hot pain as it's claws slced a clean path through his arm. Pressing the button on his weapon, a brilliant green blade errupted from the end with a satisfying snap/hiss sound. Smacking the al'hayat in the jaw with the hilt, he backed away, forcing himself to ignore the pain. The beast recovered quickly, lunging at him, it's fangs coming within inches of his face. Dropping to the ground and rolling to the left, Tacit brought his blade around in a wide arch. He missed the creature completely, but it seemed more cautious now that it had noticed his weapon. Growling threateningly, the monstrous feline began circling him slowly, it's piercing yellow eyes boaring into his.
With deadly proficiency, another paw came out of nowhere, hitting him full force in the back, sending him sprawling forward, his weapon deactivating androlling to the side, far out of reach. Struggling for breath - and while holding his hand tightly over the gaping wound in his abdomen - Tacit tried standing, but found that his legs wouldn't lift his weight. His second adversary, a tough looking female al'hayat, also began circling him, growling. He knew what they were doing. He hadn't been hunting them, they had been hunting him.
As blood poured out his stomach, Tacit did all he could to remain conscious. The world was beginning to go blurry. He thought he heard yelling, and he could smell smoke... or was that the breath of the al'hayat that was bearing down on him for the kill?
The world went black, and Tacit knew no more.
* * * * *
He heard voices. At least four of them, all speaking at once. He could only catch parts of what they were saying, their voices blurring together.
"...cordical stimuli has increased..."
He tried to speak, but all that came out was a dry gurgle. The voices continued, though they were becoming more coherent.
"... alveoli in his lungs have been severly burned. His brochial tubes are charred."
"Get me 60cc trioxin. That should at least help him breath easier until we begin respiratory reconstruction."
There was an acknowledgment, and a middle-aged female face swam before his face. "Can you hear me?" it asked. "I'm doctor Klake. You're safe here."
"Where.... am I?" he croaked, his lungs screaming in protest.
He felt the comforting touch of steel on his neck, and after a moment, breathing became easier. The doctor was speaking.
"You're in the regional Alliance embassy. Our patrols found you in the forest."
"There.... there was fire. Why...?"
"A group of insurgents had taken refuge in that area of the forest. Our men were trying to force them out, and found you. You were heavily injured, and the fact that they had set the area ablaze didn't help. The smoke did a number on your lungs, that's for sure. We also found multiple lacerations and bruises, as well as a decent abdominal wound. What were you doing out there?"
"Job," he coughed. "Al'hayat were getting out of hand, I was asked to clear them out of the area."
"You should know better than to try and force and al'hayat out of its territory!"
Tacit laughed. "I've done worse."
Before the doctor could respond, a man in a military uniform entered the room.
"Doctor," he said, walking up to her. "Ambassador Hrent has asked to see the patient. He-"
"Nobody sees him until I've had a chance to get him breathing properly again, Commander," she snapped, not seeming to care that he brisstled visibly.
"Let me know when you're done. The ambassador says it's a matter of vital importance."
The doctor stood there, her arms crossed. "You can tell the ambassador that this young man's life is far more important than anything he could need with him. Now please, if you don't mind, I have a patient to attend to."
The soldier glared at her back for a moment, then turned around and left the room.
* * * * *
Tacit stirred as the sedative began to wear off. The doctor stood a few meters away, her back to him. She turned as he awoke.
"Ahh, you're up. I had to double the dosage of quadracite to keep you out for the procedure. That's quite the immune system you have, young man."
Tacit ignored her, sitting up slowly, his head pounding. "Where are my things?"
"They're locked up until you're ready to leave."
"I'm ready now."
"Unfortunately for you, I'm the doctor, not you. You still need to rest for a few days, but I'm willing to let you see the Ambassador."
"'The Ambassador' can go-"
"Here," she said, handing him a set of clean clothes. "You'll probably want to wear those instead of a sick bay gown."
Tacit threw them to the floor and jumped down from the bed. "Look, I don't mean to be rude, but I don't give a damn if this Ambassador wants to see me or not. I'm leaving."
The doctor glared at him. "I have a son about your age. I won't take any of this 'I'm a teenager, I'm superior' stuff."
Tacit sighed, and picked up the clothes. "Look lady. I just want to get the hell out of here. Now, if you'll just-"
The door opened, and the soldier from before entered the room. "The Ambassador is ready for you, mister...?"
"Fine," he said, resigned to the fact that this 'Ambassador' was going to see him whether he liked it or not. "Lead the way."
04-06-2006, 09:06 PM
Methulas Hrent stood looking out the large window of his study, his hands crossed behind him at the small of his back. He watched the wind whip the lush green grasses of Kanesh around in small ripples, several birds soaring on the updrafts. Several topics chased each other for dominance in his mind as he awaited the young man his patrols had found.
First came the meeting that had been planned for several months now between himself and the leader of the Oshtenvul, Darla T'kan. This meeting was one of the most nerve-wracking things on his mind; its importance almost unparelleled. The outcome could tip the scale or balance it, throwing the planet deeper into war or bring it back to peace. The importance was almost unparelleled. The next thought that came was the saftey of his daughter and only child, Tari. She lived with him here at the embassy, and was his only family as his wife had died years ago of an incurable sickness. His anxiety over her safety was matched only by that of the meeting. Should things get out of hand during the meeting, he had realized that he could not guarentee her safety...and that was a thought that scared him. He couldn't loose her...and that was when he had this brilliant idea. During some of the tests she had reported to him, Dr. Klake had explained that the young man under her care was a Jedia. He had worked with Jedia before, and so Hrent knew that not all were destructive beasts. Some were actually civilized, despite their lowly standing. Perhaps this man could take Tari safely from the area...to the Plains of K'Tiy? That would be far enough away...she would be safe there, for a time at least.
He turned as he heard the doors slide open, and his Captain of the Guard, Barten, stepped through with a strange man, who Hrent figured was their visitor.
"Ah, very good Barten, our guest is awake. I am Methulas Hrent, Delegate of Cyrimia. It is good to see you on your feet, Mr..."
04-06-2006, 09:25 PM
Tacit stepped forward. "Rykive," he said. "Tacit Rykive. Now what's this about?"
Hrent smiled slightly. "Not one for small talk, I see. You're dismissed, Barten."
"Sir, I strongly suggest that-"
"It's alright, Barten, I'll be fine."
Barten didn't look convinced, but knew better than to argue. Throwing Tacit a contemptuous glance, he left the room.
"I must apologize for Barten's behaviour. He-"
"What is this about, Ambassador?" interrupted Tacit.
Hrent, accepting that small talk was out of the question, got straight to the point. "As you know, the Alliance and the Oshtenvul have agreed to meet here to negotiate a tentative peace."
"That's common knowledge," said Tacit. "Everyone knows that."
Hrent nodded. "As you may know, the Oshtenvul can be... difficult... to deal with. I have concerns..."
"Do you have a job for me, or not?"
Hrent sighed. "Yes, I do," he said simply. He walked around the desk to stand in front of Tacit. "My daughter. I am concerned for her safety."
"So... you want me to stay here until the negotitaitons are complete?" he asked, confused - she had bodyguards for that.
"Not exactly," he said carefully. "I... don't want her here during the conference. I want her escorted to safety."
"And you want me to escort her. Where, exactly?"
"It doesn't matter. As long as she's safe."
Tacit thought. "The Herpetlec mountains are a good place to go if you don't want to be found."
"It doesn't matter," Hrent repeated. "K'tiy, Hartala, even take her all the way to the Granas Islands, for all I care. Just keep her safe."
Tacit frowned. "How much are you willing to pay for this... service?"
"We can negotiate compensation after the conference. I promise, you will be well paid. But I need her gone. As soon as possilbe."
Tacit thought for a moment. "Alright," he said finally. "I can have her out of here within the hour."
"Excellent," said Hrent, smiling. "I will be assigning Katri Hale, Tari's body gaurd, to go with you."
"I don't take extras. Just the girl."
"That's not possible. I assuer you, Katri is an able combatant, and will not impede you on your journey."
Tacit sighed. "Alright. Where are they?"
"I will send for them."
04-06-2006, 09:42 PM
"...and don't forget that I have that meeting with Elric Kinternas later this week. I'll have to have that tear in my dinner gown sewn before then...And Leirnas, try to find something new to do with my hair..." Tari strode around her room, seemingly for no real reason at all, but it was almost a ritual for her when she was announcing duties for the day. Her body guard, Katri Hale, stood silent in the corner as she counted off chores to the one other person in the room. Her personal servant, Leirnas. "Oh, there is so much to be done before I meat Elric...I'll have to make a perfect first impression...he's the most eligible bachlor in the area, and he's the highest person on the social scale, lately. Well, besides me, of course."
There was a knock at the door, and Leirnas, with a hardly audible sigh of relief, stepped to it and opened it to reveal Barten, the captain of the guard.
"Well, Barten, you seem to be running around quite a bit today." Tari said, fliping the long braid of her hair over her shoulder, out of habit.
The man seemed a bit sour, at the moment. "Indeed. I seem to be your father's personal messageboy. Anyway, Ambassador Hrent is awaiting you in his study. He says he has someone for you to meet."
"He does, does he?" she said, making sure that her expression was one of deep thought as she 'wondered' who it was. "Very well then. Come, Katri, my father is waiting."
Tari continued to chatter off orders for Katri to relay to the other sevants, as she did so often, as they headed to the Ambassador's study. As the doors opened before them, she whispered the last to Katri before falling silent. She swept right past their guest and made a small cursty before Hrent.
"Father." she said formally, before turning to the other man in the room. As soon as her eyes fell on him, she frowned. He was scruffy, his skin dotted with bandages, and his clothes were patheticaly cheap and ugly, and were torn and frayed in several places.
Trying to be relatively polite, she made another small curtsy to the man, a smile plaster across her lips. Though the smile didn't reach her eyes, which stayed rather cold. "How do you do...?"
04-06-2006, 09:49 PM
Tacit rolled his eyes. "This is her?" he asked, a hint of disgust in his voice.
"Tacit Rykive, this is my daughter, Tari Hrent, and her personal bodyguard, Katri Hale. Girls, this is Tacit."
He turned to Tacit. "Perhaps you would like something to eat? I must speak to them alone, for a moment."
"No, I'm fine. I'll just wait outside."
"As you wish," replied Tacit, bowing slightly. Tacit walked across the room, opened the door, and left the room.
04-06-2006, 09:51 PM
Katri stood just inside the door for a moment as if wondering if she was needed here. She decided that, given the fact that she was supposed to be Tari's bodyguard and that they had a guest, she should remain despite Tari's whispered orders to relay to other servants. Maybe she'd get scolded for it later, but she would deal with the scolding when it came.
04-06-2006, 10:12 PM
"Father...what is this about?" Tari asked, her delicate brows knitted together in confusion.
"Tari..." Hrent began, unsure of how best to approach this. "You know of the meeting that is coming up between myself and Darla T'kan, of course."
"Yes, of course, what of it?"
"The Jedia are rather...impulsive people. If things go wrong during the meeting, I can't guarantee that there won't be violence."
"So, what? You're going to have that...boy make sure I'm safe? That's what I have Katri for. That's why she's called a bodyguard."
"Tari...my little Tari..." the diplomat murmured, taking her in his arms.
"Papa...what is it? What are you planning?"
He twirled her braid around a bit, just looking at her before answering. "Tari...I need to send you away. For your own safety. That man, Tacit, will be your escort and guide--"
"What?" she backed out of her father's arms, staring at him hard. "You're sending me away? Papa, you can't! I can't go! I can't leave the embassy! Not without you!"
"You must, Tari. For your own safety, please--"
"No! I won't! I refuse to leave! If I leave, I'll have to travel. You know how much I hate to travel. And I can't leave you by yourself...I can't go by myself...all alone..."
"You won't be alone. Tacit and Katri will be there with you."
"Well, yes, but..."
"Tari..." he slipped a finger beneath her chin, forcing her to look him in the eye. "Please. Leave the embassy, it'll only be a few days. Two weeks at most. If for nothing else, do it for me. For my peace of mind to know you're safe."
"I hardly call being in some unknown location with a boy like that safe, Papa."
"Then you'll go?"
She didn't meet his eyes, but her head moved in a barely descernable nod. "For you, of course. No other reason."
"Thank you, my daughter." he kissed her lightly on the forehead, before moving away, and signaling to the guards at the door. "You can let him back in."
04-06-2006, 10:12 PM
Scooping up a rather large spoonful of some type of green mush, he thrusted the spoon into his mouth, pulling it out rather quickly. He held his head up and pinched his nose, swallowing roughly. He moved his head back down to it's original position and shook a little. He stood up, gagging a bit from the pungent food he had just ate.
"Disgusting..." He said to himself, heading out of the small room filled with hay and wood fashioned together for make-shift walls. He walked to the door and grabbed a small black jacket and slipped it over his dirt-stained white beater. He opened the door and walked out, shutting the door behind him and grabbed his large wrench that was leaning on the doorframe on the outside. He twirled the wrench and set it in a rather large, irregularly-shaped sheath on his right hip.
He glanced around and walked to his bike, it was strangely made, many scorch marks and caked mud stained the burnt metal that made up the strange machina. He headed to it and hopped on the homemade seat, putting his backpack on the back and fastening it to the wheel cover. He put his thumb onto a small reader near his crotch as the beast roared and began to shake a little. He backed up on the seat and leaned forward, putting his hands on the handlebars and revving up the bike, speeding off, spraying rocks, loose dirt and dead leaves behind him. He was headed towards where he smelt smoke, even though he knew the fire was gone now, the overwhelming pungent odor of soot and burnt fabric made him wonder.
04-06-2006, 10:20 PM
Tacit stood at the door, his hands in his pockets, leaning against the wall a few feet from the door.
The door opened, and a soldier stepped out. Tacit took the hint, and re-entered the room. Tari looked rather put out, and Hrent seemed slightly agitated.
"Mr. Tacit, I would like you to accompany Tari and Katri up to her room, so me may pack what she will need for the journey."
"Right," he said. "C'mon, princess, let's go," he said sharply. I want to be on our way in the next fourty minutes."
She glared at him, then turned around and stocked out the door. Katri followed her without a word. Tacit sighed. I'm going to regret taking this job... he thought.
She led him to a large, ornate room. She walked over to her closet and began taking clothes out carefully. Tacit watched as she removed a few dresses, multiple pairs of shoes...
"Look princess, we need to talk about this. If I were you, I'd leave the silk slippers home. You'll need real clothes where we're going."
04-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Tari thrust the dress moodily back into the wardrobe. "And exactly where would that be?" she asked, venom in her voice. "Oh, and forgive me if I don't exactly see you as a knight in shinning armor. I'm not used to being told what to do, much less by a Jedia such as yourself." she forced as much disgust into the word as she could. And for someone like Tari, that was quite a lot.
She instead roughly pulled a drawer out from the bottom of the wardrobe, and began to rifle through expensive traveling clothes. Hardly ever worn, of course, but Tari hated wearing pants. Even so, she pulled out a couple of pairs of pants, then shirts, and a vest and belt. "This better, Sir Scum-a-lot?"
She thrust the clothes into a bag, and then went back to the drawer, and slowly reached in, withdrawing a dagger. She clutched at it for a moment. It had a sentimental value. But in a moment, she was back in her whirlwind of attitude, and shoved the dagger into the bag as well.
"Now, you listen to me, Mr. Teris, or Tarent, or whatever your name was-"
"I'm going to be the one in charge on our little adventure, understand? I decide when we travel, when we sleep, where we stay, what and where we eat, who we talk to, everything, understand?"
04-06-2006, 10:37 PM
Tacit laughed. "I don't think so. I don't submit to women. Especially spoiled little brats like you.
"We won't be staying anywhere. I'm supposed to keep you completely safe. If you get hurt, I don't get paid. We'll be camping. And I'll decide when we stop. But I might let you choose what you eat," he said, smiling cruely. "Hopefully, you'll learn to listen to me after you eat a kirshwood berry, or something like that."
He noticed the look on her face. "Don't worry, their poison isn't fatal. But you'll wish it was. They say the rash is the worst of the symptoms, but personally, I think the abdominal cramps are far worse."
04-06-2006, 11:18 PM
"If I may speak," Katri cut in quietly. She looked from Tari to Tacit and back. "I find it clear that the two of you will not be capable of calm, logical conversation."
She turned to Tacit. "Your last words could have been considered a threat, sir. As Lady Tari's bodyguard, that would give me reason to attack you, but I do not think you meant it as a threat." She paused for a moment. "Still, as it might have been interpreted as a threat to any passing ears, I must interrupt."
Turning to Tari, she said, "As neither of you are willing to speak calmly to the other, I suggest a compromise. Lady Tari, I know you do not appreciate being too near those below you, but in this case, if you would whisper your words in my ear, I will... translate."
Then, to Tacit, she said, "And if you would be willing to do the same, I will translate for you as well."
Eyeing them both, she finished, "For I know the styles of speech of our three very different worlds."
04-07-2006, 03:10 PM
Jack sat in a bar near The Cyrimian Allainces main city. He was with an old piolt buddie of his called Matt. They served with each other for a few years but Matt had a ban acident that crippled him, he now needs a walking stick but he still has one working leg and the crippled leg has no appears to be okay.
They were sitting at the bar, talking, drink and laughing about everything that was happening since they parted.
"So you a family man, now?" Asked Jack as he gulped down the rest of his drink "Hey bartender, send another drink my way, will you?"
"Yep. Me and Beth have a son and are expected twins in a couple of weeks." replied Matt with a huge smile on his face, "What about you? Married?" Jack shook his head "Engaged?" Jack shook his head again "Are you even seeing anyone?"
"Nope. I met someone, we lived together for awhile but it didn't work out. I'm kinda like a Nomad, never staying in one place, always moving for new work.. speaking of witch what job have you got" Jack asked as he reviced his new drink "Thanks keep"
"Well I've been working as a janator fo..." Jack snorted and Matt gave him an evil look.Jack appollgised and Matt carried on "..for the Hrent family."
"Noooo. Thats the family with the daughter who spoiled as ****! Matt you're a bravor man than I am." Jack laughed "I've faced whole bandit squadrons by myself, I had to swim to and from a crashed plane that would explode at any second yet I would rather fight a pack of gunarks than stay another day with that women."
"Wait a second.. another day with that women? You've met?"asked Matt
"Once. I was hired as her bodygaurd for a werk." He leaned back "She's so bloody demanding! And thats me being nice."
"Your telling me. She asked me to fetch her her breakfest, I told her 'Sweetheart, I'm the janitor, I clean floor and dishes, I'm not a bloody servant' that girl ALMOST got me fired for that."
"I would of just told to 'p*** off and do it yourself'." Said Jack as he gulfed his last drink.
04-07-2006, 03:29 PM
"That won't be necissary, Katri." Tari said, moving past her so she stood face-to-face with Tacit. He was slightly taller than her, but they were relatively eye-level. "Because if he can't speak to me in a civilized tongue, I'll just have to tell my father what a--"
She looked up, her face slightly flushed, to see Barten awaiting them in the door way.
"Your father asked me to see if you were ready. If so, I was to escort you to the main entrance of the estate to see you off."
"I still must change, so if you would excuse me." she grabbed a pile of clothes and moved into the bathroom that branched off from her room, the door hissing shut behind her. Moments later, she entered the room again, dressed in pants, a green shirt, and a tanned leather vest. Her braid was now wrapped around itself to form a bun at the back of her head, and the dagger rested in a decorated sheath at her belt. She grabbed the pack's shoulder strap, and slung it over her shoulder.
"Shall we?" she asked, throwing a pointed glance at Tacit.
04-07-2006, 04:26 PM
Tacit sighed. "Alright. I want to make at least some progress before sunset. Let's go."
He stepped to the side of the door. "After you," he said, somewhat mockingly.
04-07-2006, 04:29 PM
Tari smiled cheekily at him as she stalked past him, and into the hall. She followed the guard captain to the main hall, and out the door, Katri trailing faithfully and Tacit slumping along behind them.
04-07-2006, 05:35 PM
(Oh.. damn. Well, this RP is moving along too quickly for me to follow, and you guys are on alot more than me.. I can't really keep up, and my character's not too vital.. so i'll go ahead and leave this RP.. unfortunately)
04-08-2006, 12:54 PM
((Sorry to see you go, Xbx. I was looking forward to RPing with you :())
Tacit watched as Tari said farwell to her father in the front lobby of the embassy. He walked up behind Katri, who was standing a few meters away from her employer, watching.
"Tell me... is she always this... arrogant?"
04-08-2006, 06:33 PM
(It's just that I have no idea where you guys are.. really. I'm just riding along with my 'hog randomly, I might join back in..)
Speeding along the beaten path towards the lingering odor of soot, he quickly stomped on the brake as his bike slid in a half-arc to the left, stopping horizontally. He switched off his vehicle and stepped off of it, heading over to the black burnt clearing in the forest. He knelt down and picked up a handful of black leaves and dirt, squeezing it and letting the dust seep through his fingers. "Damn.." He said quietly to himself. He looked around and saw two sets of footprints. He ran back to his bike and switched it on, spinning around in place towards the prints and taking off, following the lines.
04-08-2006, 07:46 PM
Katri smiled slightly. "Like I said before, she lives in a different world," Katri told him quietly. "It's a world where you have people waiting to do everything for you. Her... arrogance toward you is her way of dealing with something she's not experienced before... a man that won't just smile and nod and do whatever she wants."
She turned to face him. "Even her father. When he wants her to do something, he more begs than demands."
04-08-2006, 08:45 PM
Tacit nodded, showing he understood. "But you... you're different. You weren't born into this world, were you? I sense... something different about you. You're much more... mindful. You're a Jedia, aren't you?"
04-08-2006, 08:56 PM
Katri nodded. "One of the few allowed such a high position among servants." She shrugged. "It's a long story, so I'll not bore you with it."
04-08-2006, 09:12 PM
(Where are the two? In a building? I'm wanting a confrontation.. but i'm not sure where you guys are.. )
04-09-2006, 01:14 PM
((OOC: We are currently leaving the Embassy...you could probably meet us at some point once we begin our journey.))
Tari fought back the tears as she broke the embrace between herself and her father. She wouldn't allow herself to show weakness in front of one such as Tacit.
"Do we have a speeder?" she asked him, being sure not to meet his eyes, and to keep her back on the two Jedia.
"I'm afraid not." Hrent answered, "Our personal speeder is currently under repairs, and we can't spare any of the military's. We may need them, should things get out of hand."
"You keep saying that." she said, keeping her voice steady, "You keep saying that something's going to go wrong. What happens if it does? You're the last family I have, I don't want to loose you."
"You won't, my sweet." he said, holding her again, "Don't you worry about a thing. Nothing will actually happen...These are just precautions." she closed her eyes as he kissed her forehead before releasing her again, "Now, go, and be safe."
"I will, Papa."
She hefted the strap of her bag further up on her shoulder before turning to Katri and Tacit.
04-09-2006, 01:17 PM
"If you're done," said Tacit. "We should head north. There's a small village across the plains where we can hide out for a while. They won't be too pleased to see me again, but... that was months ago. I'm sure they're over that by now. Let's go."
04-09-2006, 01:32 PM
As he came to see an embassy, he skidded horizontally to a halt, kicking up dirt and rocks towards the nearest tree. "An Embassy huh..." He said to himself, looking around before switching off his bike and swinging his legs around to sit, kicking down the stand. His stomach grumbled rather loud as he put a hand to it. "Sorry.. nothing to eat right now.." He said to himself, turning around and reaching into his sack to pull out a small canteen. He took a swig of it and put it back away, zipping up the sack and positioning it on the back again.
He leaned back and took in the full scenery. "Important meeting i'd guess... but this is where the footprints led me.. " He said, glancing down at the mud-caked tires. (He's poor, so no repulsor-lift)
04-09-2006, 01:32 PM
"Over what exactly?" Tari asked as they started out. "Don't tell me that your some kind of a criminal." she eyed him over again, and said under her breath, "As if looking and dressing like that wasn't a crime enough."
04-09-2006, 01:37 PM
Tacit rolled his eyes. "It was just a misunderstanding. I swear. Well... maybe that was part of the problem..."
04-09-2006, 01:40 PM
He coughed loudly, shaking a little before folding his arms over his chest, shivering due to his rather... lithe structure and the thin jacket he was wearing. "Freezing.." He said to himself, looking up into the sky. "Better not rain.." He glanced over at the Embassy main doors and saw two silhouettes slowly walking outside, to his left.
He started to turn around, swinging his legs back around onto the speeder.
04-09-2006, 01:44 PM
Tari let out a loud 'augh!' as she picked up the pace and strode out in front of him. "Great. Not only do I have to leave the Embassy without Father, forced to travel to 'safety', but I've been given a Jedia slimedog criminal as an escort!"
04-09-2006, 01:47 PM
Tacit noticed the man on the motorspeeder, trying to make a quick esape. He reached out with his mind, and snapped the back tires off.
"Hey, buddy, need a hand?" he said roughly, picking him up by the collar and lifting him into the air. "Wouldn't want you to hurt yourself. YOu in a hurry to get somewhere, little man?" he asked threateningly.
04-09-2006, 01:49 PM
He turned around to look at him, blinking a little bit. He struggled against the man's grasp but due to his lack of strength for not eating a full meal in days, he just went limp. "Yeah... unless this.. street rat hurts me first.." He said, sliding out of his grasp and into a heap on the ground. He stood up and looked to his cohort, raising an eyebrow mischeviously. "Who's this vixen?"
04-09-2006, 01:52 PM
"Hey, back off," said Tacit, moving in front of Tari. "Besides, she's not your type. She's not any man's type, actually. No man with ba-"
04-09-2006, 01:56 PM
"Excuse me?" Tari said, her eyes narrowing with vehemance at Tacit, and she pushed him aside, moving to the man. "Please excuse him, sir. I really should keep my Geohounds in line better." she offered him a hand to help him up. "I am Tari Hrent, daughter of the Ambassador up at the embassy. Are you alright, Mr...?"
04-09-2006, 02:02 PM
He took her hand and stood straight, letting go and nodding. "Hungry.." He said, flashing a glare at the man who held him up. "Got any food?" He said, raising an eyebrow, stretching a little, folding his arms behind his head, grinning sheepishly.
04-09-2006, 02:04 PM
Tacit threw a nutrition pack at him. "That's all we got. Now, if you'll excuse us, we must be going."
04-09-2006, 02:04 PM
Gashon immediately felt the man at the door was a threat, due to his feeling for Tari and his military training. "Who is he? Did he try to harm you?" He asked her.
04-09-2006, 02:08 PM
"He's fine, Gashon." Tari answered, giving her hand a downwards sweep to indicate that he should settle down. The soldier had been following them from a bit of a distance, she now realized, and had jumped at the appearence of the unknown man. "Though, if I were you, I'd pay more attention to him." she said, jamming a finger at Tacit, "He seems to be ready to kill every and anyone who comes across our path."
04-09-2006, 02:10 PM
He quickly ate the nutrition pack. With a full mouth he managed to spout out the words "Ty Karon." He swallowed and looked at the three. He nodded to Tacit, then he looked at his bike. "You wreck it, you fix it. This is the only transportation I got.."
04-09-2006, 02:16 PM
Tacit sighed. "I didn't wreck it. I disabled it. Just connect the power cables to the tires again and it will be fine. Five minute job."
He saw Tari jab a finger in his direction. "He seems to be ready to kill every and anyone who comes across our path."
"Look princess, I've been hired to protect you, and that's exactly what I intend to do. That means keeping your eggs unfertilised."
04-09-2006, 02:16 PM
"That's why I'm here." He said to Tari. He then turned towards Ty. "You'd best not be trying anything funny, or you're in for a world of pain, got that?"
04-09-2006, 02:22 PM
"Calm down, soldier," said Tacit. "This guy isn't about to try anything," he continued, removing his beam sword from his belt. "Unless he wants to lose his.... fingers."
04-09-2006, 02:27 PM
"You know what, Tacit?" Tari practically shouted, stepping closer to him. "I've had just about enough of you. You have no right to be ordering my father's soldiers and employees around, or to be attacking innocent people." with anger, she slapped his hand in an unexpected move, knocking his weapon to the ground. She then stuck a finger in his face, "You were ordered to protect me, which puts you under my control. And in case you really are as dense as you act, that means that you have to listen to my orders. And now, I'm ordering you to shut up, and stand down."
04-09-2006, 02:33 PM
Tacit opened his hand, and his weapon shot back into his hand. He pushed her back gently, hooking his weapon back to his belt. "My apologies," he said, though not sounding entirely sincere. "... princess."
04-09-2006, 02:38 PM
Her eyes lingered on the Jedia for a moment, still glaring at him, before moving back to the others. "I'm sorry, just so hard to find good help these days..."
She shook her head, and then glanced from Gashon to Ty. "So, what were you two planning on doing? We have to move on, so..."
04-09-2006, 02:44 PM
Jack had a meating with the local sherif. There was a good sum of money involved and it ensured Jack would be out of town. He was to meet the sherif in his office, so that were he went. After talking with him, Jack agreed to go to the mountains and kill an animal that were causing trouble to hitchhikers. Jack set off right away
04-09-2006, 02:46 PM
He scoffed and spun around, crouching and connecting the power cables to the tires within a few minutes. He stood up and nodded. "Where ya' headed?"
04-09-2006, 03:07 PM
"A small village, just north of the plains. If you're going to tag along, leave the bike behind - it's too easy to track."
04-09-2006, 03:43 PM
"And footprints aren't? These people have no idea what a tire track looks like.. i'll tag along." He said, hopping on his bike. "It's nothing.. Tari," he said, looking around then firing up the beast, pressing a button as the tires turned sideways and the bike started to hover. "Not repulsorlifts.. but air.. something I picked up."
04-09-2006, 03:48 PM
"But how many people around here ride on of those?" asked Tacit. "No, leave it here. It's too memorable. We don't want anyone to be able to follow us."
04-09-2006, 03:53 PM
Tari frowned grudgingly. "Tacit is right, for once. Besides, we wouldn't be able to keep up with you if we were on foot and you were on...that. If you want, I'm sure that you could store it in the Embassy."
04-09-2006, 04:01 PM
"If you're coming, hurry it up. I want to make it out of the main city by nightfall," said Tacit. "I'll give you a hand. You two," he said, pointing to Tari and Katri. "Stay here. If either of you get hurt, my pay goes down."
04-09-2006, 05:40 PM
He sighed and switched it off, letting it stay there. He snatched his ridiculously large wrench and his knapsack and slipped them on as an attendee from the Embassy dragged it inside the building. He strutted up next to Tari, slinging an arm around her shoulders. "Shall we?" He said in his most charming voice- he was doing this to get Tacit angry, it seemed to be working.
04-09-2006, 06:02 PM
On any other normal occasion, Tari would have slapped Ty for even touching her. But seeing as he was a potential ally against Tacit, she smiled kindly at him, and slipped gently from beneath his arm. "Indeed we shall. That is, as long our control-freak friend doesn't have an objection to it."
04-09-2006, 08:37 PM
Tacit glared at them for a moment. "I'm good. You sure there's nobody else you want to tie a leash to and drag along, princess?"
04-09-2006, 10:22 PM
Ty smirked and stood on his own. He glanced around, then to the soldier. "Him?" He poked a thumb in his direction.
04-09-2006, 10:28 PM
"Hey! It's nothing personal, it's just my job. I need a drink." Gashon said, leaving the group to go to a nearby cantina.
04-10-2006, 11:27 AM
He muttered the words 'drunk' before turning back to Tari and Tacit. "What're we waiting for?"
04-10-2006, 03:06 PM
"Now we're waiting for Tacit to point us in the right direction." Tari answered, cocking an eyebrow at him expectantly.
04-10-2006, 08:54 PM
Tacit threw her a dirty look, the turned away from them and began walking towards the north end of town.
"There's a shop on the edge of town I want to stop at. I want to get you a real weapon, princess - that dagger won't be very useful against anything more than a yelt rat."
04-10-2006, 09:35 PM
"Whoa - wait a minute!" Tari said, "I can hardly use this thing, let alone anything bigger! Besides, I'm not supposed to fight, that's why you're here."
04-10-2006, 09:48 PM
"I might not always be there to take a sword blade for you," he said seriously. "I want you to have something you can actually use to defend yourself should the need arise. It's just a precaution."
04-10-2006, 09:50 PM
"But Katri is also here. Even if you would be gone, she's paid to stay by my side every minute of the day and night." though by this time, she saw that there was no swaying Tacit. "But fine, go ahead and waste your credits. See if I care."
04-10-2006, 09:57 PM
"I'll also want to train you how to use both the dagger and what I have in mind for you properly. Something tells me of all the areas you've been edjucated in, hand to hand combat wasn't one of them. Katri can help me with that," he added, giving Katri suggestive look. "I want you to teach her whatever you can, got it?"
04-10-2006, 10:03 PM
"This is so unlady-like." Tari murmured, more to herself than anyone else. "What would father think if he knew I was learning to fight like some common soldier?"
04-10-2006, 10:05 PM
"He would be proud, I'm sure. You're father was a great soldier himself. The best of the Dalmonic Wars, if you ask me. I'm surprised he hasn't forced you to learn basic combat yet."
04-10-2006, 10:57 PM
Katri smiled slightly. "He would not force her to do anything she didn't want to," she said quietly. "As for training, yes I can help with that."
She turned to Tari. "As much as I know you despise the idea, it is wise. I am paid to remain with you and that is what I'll do. But you ought to know how to defend yourself at least if there are more attackers than Tacit and I can effectively handle."
04-11-2006, 12:42 AM
He glanced down at his ridiculously outdated and rusted 3 foot hammer hanging behind him on his belt as he walked. "Wow.. this thing needs.. " He looked to Tacit and grinned to himself, running up beside him and throwing an arm around his shoulders, practically hanging on him.
"Oh buddy ol' pal! How 'ya doing? How's your life? Anyway, let's get to the point.. I need a blade.. preferably a long, thick one with some weight.." He said, grinning from ear to ear. "What about it pal?"
04-11-2006, 04:12 PM
"I'll see what I can do..." said Tacit. "But I'm not exactly loaded on cash. Not until I get her safely away," he jabbed a finger at Tari over his shoulder. "And bring her home when her father sends word."
04-11-2006, 05:01 PM
"Her has a name, you know." Tari said, her arms crossed again. "I'd like you to start using it."
04-11-2006, 05:57 PM
He smirked and backed up, keeping the pace with Tari. "Yeah.." He said, folding his arms behind his head. "A name.."
04-12-2006, 05:07 PM
The walk through the city was uneventful, other than a few drunks and a beggar. At the edge of town, a old shop with a battered sign had on display in it's windows a variety of swords, ranging from simple short swords to large, ornate broadswords. There was an assortment of other weapons, as well as several types of armour. Tacit opened the door, holding it open for the others.
Inside was quite, and felt oddly like an old library. An old man with a kind face stood behind the counter, shining a large shield behind the counter. Tacit walked up to the counter and cleared his throat.
"I need something for the girl," he said, indicating Tari. "Something easy to handle, but will keep her safe if I can't be there."
The old man studied Tari for a moment, then walked out from behind the counter. "I have a wide variety of smaller weapons over here..." he said, gesturing to the back wall. "I don't know how much weapons training she has..."
"None," said Tacit baldly. "But I plan on fixing that. I was hoping to get her a melee weapon - a blaster isn't going to do much, where we're going."
"Well, I have an assortment of swords to your left. Rapiers, short swords... I don't think she could handle anything larger than that, though."
"I doubt it," agreed Tacit, eyeing Tari. "Something light, I think. Iron, maybe. Nothing heavier than steel."
04-12-2006, 05:17 PM
"I would preferably not handle a weapon at all." Tari murmured, looking around the shop with disdain. Why was Tacit so difficult?
Just then, something caught her eye. It was a longsword that was on display in the window. She moved past the otheres to its display, and wrapped her hand around the wire-bound hilt, lifting it down and resting the blade in her other palm. It was indeed heavier than she had thought, but the steel was flawless and glinting, the binding on the hilt smooth and comfortable. The jewel embedded in the pommel was an emerald, and the grip fit her well...or at least, with her limited knowlage, she thought it did. The crosshilt, also of steel, stretched straight across, the edges curving in both directions, forming two small spikes on each side. She gripped the hilt tighter, and swung it up. The movement was clumsy, and the blade nearly made contact with another display, but the weapon wasn't so heavy that she couldn't pick it up.
"How much for this?" she asked, scanning about and picking up the black and silver sheath for the weapon.
04-12-2006, 05:32 PM
The old man waled over to her, and took the sword from her. "Ah, a fine choice, madam," he said, smiling. He turned to Tacit. "She has good taste."
Tacit rolled his eyes. "How much?"
"I believe I could sell it to you for... perhaps 200 deths."
Tacit pulled a money pouch from his tunic. "200 it is," he said, emptying the pouch on the counter, gold and silver coins cascading across it.
The old man went behind the counter to count out the coins. Tacit turned to Tari. "There's an old tradition among... my 'people'," he said. "We name our weapons. Something meaningful to he... or she... who wields it. I don't know if you'll want to do that. Just something to think about."
04-12-2006, 05:53 PM
Tari began to pull the belt of the sheath around her waist, but throught better of it and instead slung it around her shoulder.
"Why in the world would I want to participate in a Jedia tradition?" she asked increduously as she tried, and failed, to slide the sword into the sheath. "I don't even have a good one..." she murmured to herself as she tried a second time, this time successfully to sheath her new blade across her back.
04-12-2006, 06:06 PM
"Just a thought," he said defensively. "No need to get all... Hrent-ish on me."
The old man looked up, having counted all the coins. "Thank you, sir. Pleasure doing business with you."
Tacit nodded, and proceeded to the door, holding it open for the others.
"Alright," he said, as they left the city limits. "There are a few things you should all know. We'll be going along the base of the Herpetlec mountains. That's the shortest way to the Hirtala forests, where we'll be hiding out until we hear word from your father." He turned to Tari. "It won't be a picnic. The mountains are home to some dangerous creatures. Al'hayat make their dens on the edge of the forest, at the base of the mountains. You'll want to start training with that new sword of yours as soon as possible."
04-12-2006, 06:08 PM
Tari's face paled. "W-wait. Al'hayat? Please tell me you're joking!"
04-12-2006, 06:28 PM
"No, I'm not," said Tacit darkly. He saw the terrified look on her face, and his features softened. "Look, don't worry about it. You'll be fine, as long as you stay close to me or Katri. Sleep as close to the fire as you can, and keep your swords nearby."
04-12-2006, 06:33 PM
"As if that will do me any good." Tari murmured, a hand resting on the hilt of her dagger. She now found herself wishing that she knew how to use the small blade, at least.
04-12-2006, 07:19 PM
"GYAH!" He yelled, running after them, an extremely large buster sword flailing along behind him, the shopkeeper taking off after him, yelling obscenities. He tripped as the sword flung out forward, barely missing Tacit as it embedded itself in a tree, practically toppling it over.
'675 deths!' the shopkeeper yelled, tackling Ty. With his old age, it was suprising he was so athletic. Ty yelled out as he and the man tumbled head over heels along the ground. They skidded to a halt as he fought off the old man who was straddling his chest, throttling him. "Hel-!" Ty yelled before he was thrown aside then tackled to the ground again."THIEF!" The old man yelled.
04-12-2006, 07:23 PM
"Ty!" Tari called as the old man pumbled him with his fists. She jogged over and tugged the man off her companion and pulled a small sack from her pack. "Here. 675 deths." she said, collecting several coins into her hand and handing them over to the old shopkeeper. He growled and murmured something under his breath, but left without further trouble.
"What do you think you're doing??" Tari asked the man, looking at the ridiculously long sword. "You can't just walk off with things, especially when you're traveling with me. I'm the ambassador's daughter! How do you think it would look for him if someone saw me traveling with a common criminal?"
04-12-2006, 07:25 PM
Tacit turned around, grabbing Ty by the collar and pulling him to his feet. "Got some sticky hands there, Ty?" he asked darkly. Before Ty could answer, he threw him to the ground and advanced on him. "I don't like people with stick hands. They're dishonest."
04-12-2006, 07:27 PM
"Tacit, don't!" Tari said sternly, throwing a hand out and stepping between the two. "He might have stolen something, but it's taken care of now. There's no need to harm him!"
04-12-2006, 07:33 PM
Tacit glared at her for a moment, then backed down. keeping a close eye on Ty, he took the broadsword and examined it. He stabbed it into the ground, and pulled out a small crystal from his tunic. He threw it to the old man. "That should be more than enough."
He turned to Ty. "You try something like that again, and I swear I'll leave you out in the wild alone." He pulled the sword sharply out of the ground, the blade coming up to eye level. He grabbed it by the blade, then threw it, handle first, to Ty. "Don't push your luck."
04-12-2006, 07:55 PM
"Tacit's right." Tari said, wincing as she realized that was the second time in one day she had agreed with the Geohound. A scary thought. "But enough of that for now. Are you alright?"
04-12-2006, 10:22 PM
He stood and grabbed the blade and gracefully twirled it about his body, the full 7 feet of the blade not touching the ground once. He searched the ground then sighed and thrust the sword into the ground. The old man had already walked off with the money by then. Ty swiped a fist across his lips and slinged a little bit of blood to the ground.
"I'll live.." He said, turning around and looking into his fallen sack. "Here.." He said, pulling out a small sack of credits and throwing it at Tacit. "All I have.. and i'm not leaving 'till it's all repayed.." He said, pulling out a long coiled rope and biting off an end of it, wrapping it diagonally across his chest into a triple knotted bandolier.
He took the sword out of the ground and slid it into the make-shift sheath that had formed through the knots on his back, tightening it and standing up to his full height, ripping off the right sleeve of his jacket and tossing it to the ground, revealing his scarred and dented muscles. "Tari, Tacit.. I was born with sticky hands.. not my fault if I see something I like.. plus.. you promised me a sword.. right Tacit?" He said, smirking and raising his right eyebrow.
04-12-2006, 11:08 PM
"I didn't promise anything," said Tacit, scowling. "And it was her who payed him, not me," he added, throwing the bag at Tari. "And it's you who owes her now. If she hadn't stopped that guy from killing you, I know I wouldn't have. No offense. Now let's get going. I want to make the base of Suspiritus by dusk."
04-12-2006, 11:54 PM
He scoffed a little then nodded at Tari, stepping up next to Tacit. He rested an elbow on his shoulder, sniffing a little before leaning over and speaking into his ear. "Touch me again and you're going to die." He stood back up straight and slowed down to catch up with Tari, walking alongside her. "I guess I owe you then.."
04-13-2006, 10:46 AM
((OOC: Er...as far as I know, the meeting should not be happening for a week or so, Steve, not tomorrow. Just an FYI. No time to post right now, just thought I'd point that out :xp: ))
04-13-2006, 03:49 PM
((OOC: Not a clue :xp: ))
"Think nothing of it." Tari said, "As far as I'm concerned, we're all in this together."
The words sounded more sincere than they actually were. She was slightly bitter at having to pay for some criminal's acts, but it was over and done with now. Besides, it would probably have some good effect or another in the longrun. She hoped.
04-13-2006, 04:01 PM
"Well you know, I was just kinda swept up in it, but i'll flow with it," he said, nodding a little. "As long as I still owe you money, i'm staying." He glanced around then sighed, repositioning his jacket. "So.. this village of yours.. how important is it?"
04-13-2006, 04:04 PM
Tacit turned and glared at Ty as he tried to initiate Tari in conversation. He turned to face forward, but reached out with his mind to touch Ty's. He met a barrier - obviously, there were thoughts and feelings he was trying to bury - hiding them from even himself.
Katri walked slightly behind Tari, eyeing Ty closely. He reached out, and implanted a thought into her mind, making sure she knew where it was coming from.
This 'Ty'... he's hiding something. I don't trust him, or his motives. Keep an eye on him.
04-13-2006, 06:14 PM
He sighed a little, kicking a rock along the ground. It had stopped unusually far down the road and landed in a pile of sticks, strangely the rock slipped down into the pile of sticks. He smirked. "Yo Tacit.." He said, walking up behind him and motioning for everyone to stop.
"Looks like someone doesn't want us here.." He said, kicking the pile of sticks as it revealed a small pit of sharpened sticks, covered in what looked like light-brownish sludge. He glanced around the area and reached behind him, grasping the hilt of his massive sword with his right hand, as the sword was tilted to his right shoulder. "We're not alone.." He said, looking up into the barren sky, a few trees littered the worn path they were travelling, but not enough to hide a body in, let alone a few bodies.
"An individual.. " He said, sniffing the air a little then spitting on the ground, pulling his sword out a little.
04-13-2006, 06:21 PM
Tacit pulled his weapon from his belt, humouring Ty. He scanned the area with his mind - and his heart skipped a beat. He ignited his weapon.
"He's right. Get down, Tari! Katri, stay here. Ty, come with me."
04-13-2006, 06:46 PM
Ty kept is hand on his weapon, walking to keep up with Tacit. "Alright. He seems crafty, like he knows what he's doing. Katri should know what to do with Tari.." He said, looking around for any sign of movement. His eye caught some movement to the left and he turned that way, only to see nothing but dead grass and a rotting stump of a tree. He turned back to Tacit, then forward. "He's near.. "
04-13-2006, 06:51 PM
Katri frowned and moved just slightly closer to Tari, hands ready at her weapons.
04-13-2006, 06:54 PM
Tacit closed his eyes, reaching out with his mind. He felt a presence...
"She," he said suddenly, raising his weapon. "And yes, she's close."
04-13-2006, 07:25 PM
He withdrew his massive weapon and held it out infront of him vertically, his hands holding the long hilt tightly, drooping a little due to the amount of weight being held on them. He saw a shadow flit past him as he heard a feminine whisper in his ear, "five seconds," it said. He barely managed to make it out. He spun around with all his strength and sliced behind him as he was turned around, the sword slicing through the air. "Damnit.."
He turned back around, holding the sword out infront of him.
04-13-2006, 08:52 PM
"Oh, oh, oh!" Tari whimpered quietly, a shakey hand drawing her sword. Though she hadn't the foggiest idea how to use it, maybe it would serve her some good. She crept closer to Katri, both hands on her longsword's hilt.
"What is it? What's watching us?"
04-13-2006, 09:26 PM
"Stay down!" yelled Tacit, not looking at her. He used a touch of his power to pin her gently to the ground.
He spun in circles, his blade ready. "Show yourself!" he yelled.
04-13-2006, 09:29 PM
"I don't know," Katri hissed quietly. "Jedia I may be, but I can only sense that there is someone near." She glanced down at Tari for a moment. "Tacit's right, Lady Tari. Stay down."
She fully drew her weapons now and stood protectively over Tari, ready for anything.
04-13-2006, 09:33 PM
Gashon then came out of hiding. "I apologise if I startled you, Miss Hrent. I was under orders from your father to keep an eye on you." He said to her
04-14-2006, 12:18 AM
Alkonium.. this person was a chick :) an NPC for the moment ))
04-14-2006, 10:39 AM
Tari fell to the ground with a small 'oof'. She clutched the sword hilt even tighter, trying to rise, but found she was pinned to the ground. She had seen enough of Katri's techniques to know that one of them had used a Jedia power to force her to the ground. Her money was on Tacit.
Why that little...
04-14-2006, 07:01 PM
((I don't know what you're doing, XbX, so you need to post again.))
04-14-2006, 07:11 PM
After he heard the whisper, he looked around and counted down to 0 from 5 in his head before spinning around, swinging his blade as it locked blades with a woman in black robes with a white face mask on. She and Ty held their blades together for a few moments before she backed off due to the force Ty had hit her blades with.
He twirled the large sword around his body walking towards her before finally spinning once and leaping into the air, spinning into a back flip and landing about three feet from her in a crouch, his sword slamming into the ground roughly, sending out a shockwave through the ground, covered in electricity towards her. He stood up, flinging the sword out of the ground and running towards her, holding it behind him.
"Who the hell are you?!" He yelled, spinning and throwing his sword out in a swipe at her chest, watching her duck and backflip backwards. Ty caught his balance and used his momentum to catch her off guard. He managed to roll along the ground and kick out her feet, knocking her on her back.
Ty brought up the large blade and embedded it into the ground a few inches away from her left ear, making her stay still. "Now.. how many of you are here.." 'Just me..' She replied. He gripped the hilt again and ripped the blade out of the ground, heaving it over his right shoulder. "Why were you trying to kill us?" He said, watching her stand up slowly.
04-14-2006, 08:10 PM
Now that his attention was on the fight progressing, Tari was able to break free of Tacit's hold on her, and she stood. Her fear was, for the moment, replaced by indignant anger. She folded her arms over her chest, her sword point-down in the dirt, eyeing the Jedia.
I am so going to personally... she eyed the beam-sword-thing in his hand, find someone to kick his butt.
04-15-2006, 08:47 AM
Tacit sensed a rush of anger from Tari, but ignored it for the moment. He reached out a hand, and the newcomer's sword flew into it. He stabbed it into the ground, and approached her and Ty. Keeping his beam sword at the ready, he towered over her, trying to be as intimidating as possible.
"Who are you, and why the hell are you here?" he asked, pinning her to the ground as he had Tari, though with much less concern for her safety. "And try not to lie to me," he added, brandishing his weapon. "From what I've seen, this thing hurts like h-"
He stopped, his head cocked to the side. "Katri, I believe Mr. Gashon is on his way here. I don't know whethere you sensed him or not. Get him up here, please. Tell him we may have someone for him to bring back to the Embassy."
04-15-2006, 09:18 AM
Katri nodded wordlessly and slipped away in the direction she sensed Gashon. A few moments later, she found him, trying to sneak up on their little group.
"No more sneaking, Gashon," she told him. "Come with me... we may have someone for you to take back to the Embassy."
04-15-2006, 01:41 PM
(The chick's sword or his?) Ty heaved his sword in the air and sheathed it. A small flash of electricity could be seen flowing then vanishing into the air. He turned back towards Tari. "Good you have two of us, right?" He said, leaning on her shoulder, his bangs falling over his eyes.
04-15-2006, 01:46 PM
"Of course." she said, ducking from under his arm. "Though I still don't see why this...woman attacked us? Of course, I don't see why a certain Jedia had to pin me to the ground either, but..."
04-15-2006, 05:45 PM
"So you didn't do anything... reckless," he said dismissively. "You still haven't answered my question," he said sharply to the woman lying at his feet. "Who are you, ad why the hell did you attack us?"
He moved his sword closer to her, adding incentive for her to answer.
((XbX, she can't be an NPC - you're the one who introduced her. We have no idea what you're doing here.))
04-15-2006, 05:57 PM
"I'm sure." Tari murmured. As if I could.
04-15-2006, 09:53 PM
((Sorry, I use the term 'npc' loosely. I meant not having a profile and a 'real' character, so to speak.))
"Wasn't trying to steal.. I was...I.." Her eyes darted about, then landed on Tacit. "I meant to steal.. h..his.." She seemed to be intimidated by Tacit's angry-looking eyes. "
T...trying to steal Ty's.." With that, she managed to stand with great difficulty. She looked at Tacit, then to Ty. "We'll meet again.." She said, turning and breaking free of Tacit's hold, sprinting away and disappearing into the small patch of woods to the right.
"Well.. that was.. strange.." Ty said, wiping a tad bit of sweat off of his eyebrows. "She's right over there if you want to kill 'er, Tacit. If not, let's continue," he said, fishing around in his pocket a little and pulling out a compass. He glanced over the item then stuck it back in his pocket. "Well.. it seems we *should* head west.." He said in a somewhat whiny voice.
04-16-2006, 12:13 PM
Tari watched Tacit warily as he looked after the woman. "Tacit...please. Leave her, and let's move on."
04-16-2006, 12:29 PM
Tacit gave one last glance in the direction the stranger had run, then shut down his weapon with a sharp hiss.
"Let's get going. Katri's bringing your soldier friend. We could use the added protection, I guess..." he added, though not sounding at all sincere. "As soon as they get back, let's get moving."
04-17-2006, 09:44 AM
Ty glanced off in the distance and nodded. "We're dead then.. that soldier's a drunk fool.. there's no way he can help us. We were attacked once. If we stay in the same place, there's no telling who will attack us next. We need to keep moving.."
04-17-2006, 10:53 AM
Tacit clipped his weapon to his belt. "Relax, Ty," he said. "He may be a drunk, but he's no fool - I've heard of him before. Trust me, his presence would only be beneficial."
He leaned over ot speak more quietly to him. "Besides... him coming along might make Tari a little more... relaxed."
04-17-2006, 01:30 PM
Tari closed her eyes, an eyebrow cocked indignantly, her arms folded across her chest. "Relaxed, eh? How so?" she asked Tacit.
04-17-2006, 01:44 PM
"Having a familiar presence around will help you... chill out," he said carefully.
04-17-2006, 02:30 PM
"At least I'll have someone other than a stubborn Geohound like you around." she muttered, and though she noticed the guarded tone in his response, she felt that it would be a waste of time to go after him for it. "Whatever. Where are they? It shouldn't be taking them this long to get back, and the sun is starting to fry my hair. I'd like to get moving, if you don't mind."
04-17-2006, 05:16 PM
"Hopefully the old goat will hurry up.. her magesty is having a bad hair day.." He said, rolling his eyes and looking around a little. "I need some new clothes at the next village.. maybe some armor," he said, feeling around in his pocket. "Or not.."
04-21-2006, 10:03 AM
"If it's needed, I'm sure we can find some way to pay for it." Tari said, her tone making it obvious that she had enough to pay for whatever he wanted. With an annoyed 'ugh!', she reached back and removed the band that kept her hair up in a bun, allowing the long braid to fall down her back. She gave a sharp flick of her head, and the braid came sailing around to lay over the front of her shoulder. "The sooner we get moving, the sooner we can get this pointless journey over with." She was really beginning to miss the Embassy's air conditioning.
((OOC: Hey Doc, didn't Alkonium drop out?))
04-21-2006, 04:51 PM
((Yes, he did. I'll be taking his character until I find a replacement.))
Gashon approached in front on Katri, his blaster out. He appracoed Tari. "Are you alright, ma'am?" he asked, eyeing Ty and Tacit darkly.
04-21-2006, 04:58 PM
"Yes, I'm fine." she said, fingering her hair and casting a dark look at Tacit. "Little thanks to them. Our attacker got away." she murmured.
04-21-2006, 05:09 PM
"What can I say? I'm a lover, not a fighter," he said, smirking and beginning to walk towards the mountains. "Going to dawdle there or going to come with?"
04-21-2006, 06:58 PM
"We could use your help, Gashon." Tari said, trying to persuade him. It was far from her best, but... "I'd rather have more than just one person who's trained and actually knows what they're doing. Katri may not be able to handle all the trouble we might find...and I'd feel a lot safer with you around."
It'd also be nice to have someone who actually does what I tell them to, too, but he doesn't have to know that.
04-21-2006, 07:03 PM
He knew she only wanted him along to have someone to boss around.... but he didn't particularly care, either.
"Tari... I have orders..."
She continued to look at him helplessly.
"Tari, please, don't... Alright, alright, I'll come."
04-21-2006, 07:08 PM
"Yay!" she said, giving him a hardly-a-half-a-hug.
04-21-2006, 07:27 PM
Tacit rolled his eyes yet again. He looked at Gashon. "To keep her... let's call it happy... I want you to stay as close to her as possible. I don't want to act as anything more than a guide."
Gashon nodded, blushing slightly. Then he realised who had issued the order. "I don't take orders from you, Geohound!"
"You do if you want to live through the night out here," retorted Tacit evenly.
Gashon stepped forward warningly. "Is that a threat?"
Tacit smiled slightly. "Not at all. Merely a statement of fact - if you want to avoid being killed by al'hayat, geshtal, or even from a yelt bite, you'll listen to me. If not..." he saluted mockingly.
04-21-2006, 07:35 PM
"Boys." Tari said, stepping between them. "Let's focus, shall we? You two can battle each other for commande later, but right now, I'd like to actually make some progress before the sun goes down in three hours."
This is going to be a very long trip.
04-21-2006, 09:33 PM
"C'MON SLACKERS!" He yelled from the distance, the silhouette of his figure was barely seen in the distance, but it was highly recognizeable.
04-21-2006, 09:36 PM
Tari shook her head. What am I doing? Let them kill eachother, what do I care?
She pushed her way between them, flipping her hair back over her shoulder, before starting off at a jog to catch up to Ty.
"I honestly think Tacit is going to drive me out of my mind by the time this trip is over." she said, once they were walking side-by-side at a comfortable pace.
04-22-2006, 03:23 AM
"I agree.. he probably will," he said, folding his arms behind his head as he walked. "Between me and you, you can count on me. I've had.. a bit of training myself." He looked at the ground for a moment, then glanced at her before looking back straight. "I mean.. you don't have too.. hopefully it will never come to it, but if it does, well.."
He nodded to himself. "Yeah.."
04-22-2006, 10:30 AM
The Herpetlec mountain range grew ever closer as the suns set in the west. Tacit turned to face them, stopping. "We'll camp here tonight," he said.
"If I'm not mistaken, there's a small stream a few minutes North," said Gashon. "I have a few water skins with me. We should fill as many of them as we can."
"Agreed," said Tacit, nodding. "We'll need some firewood, too. You shouldn't go alone, though." he added, as he made to leave. He turned to Ty. "You go with him," he said sharply.
As Gashon and Ty went to get water and wood, Tacit turned to Tari and Katri. "Get your sword out, princess," he said. He ignited his beam sword. "We'll start with basic techniques. Blocking would be a good place to start."
04-22-2006, 11:49 AM
"I had thought you'd forgotten." Tari said, disappointed. She drew her sword lazily. "Now what?"
"Try to stop my blade with yours." was the Jedia's simple instruction. A moment later, he shot forward, with little warning.
Seeing the green beam of light flying her way, Tari yelped and dove to the ground, Tacit's blow flying right where her head had been.
"You actually tried to hit me, didn't you?" she asked, her eyes narrowed.
04-22-2006, 11:54 AM
"It's set to low power," he said defensively. "You would only have felt a mild tingle. Stand up," he added, helping her up. "Let's try again. Don't be afraid - I'm not actually trying to hit you. YOu have to learn to trust me, or this will be a very short trip."
04-22-2006, 12:00 PM
"As if saying it makes it all that much easier." she murmured. This time, she looked as if she actually wanted to learn. Her right foot stepped back, and her knees bent, her sword held upright at chest-level. She hadn't a clue what she was doing...but the stance felt right, somehow.
"Alright, do your worst, Jedia."
04-22-2006, 12:11 PM
He scrutinized her posture. "Keep your elbow up," he said. Without another word, he came at her again, his blade humming deeply. She managed to block him, but he flicked the sword up and out of her hands, then brought his weapon down and pointed it at her throat. After a few seconds, he deactivated it, and drew her sword into his hand.
"You can't let your concentration slip," he said, passing her the longsword hilt first. "Keep your mind focused, your thought unclouded. Keep a firm grip on the blade."
"I'm trying!" she said sharply.
"There is no 'try'," he said calmly. "Allow your mind to go blank. Reach out with your feelings. Allow instinct to guide your blade."
She fell into her battle stance again. He placed a hand on her arm and lifted her elbow. "Always keep it up," he said. He walked a few feet away, then turned.
He attacked again, this time bringing his blade up in a slash. She blocked it, then brought her blade around to block another. She managed to meet two more attacks before he disarmed her again, the beam of his blade at her throat once again.
"Much better," he said, dropping his weapon. He turned away from her, attaching his weapon to his belt again. "You have potential," he said.
04-22-2006, 02:05 PM
Tari stuck her sword point-first into the dirt, massaging her palms with her thumbs, grimacing slightly. "Potential, huh? I don't see how I could fight when I can't even hang on to the dumb thing." after a moment, she pulled the blade back out of the ground, and resheathed it, moving to sit down in the grass.
04-22-2006, 03:15 PM
He walked over to her, and stood beside her. "It will come in time. All things considered, you can handle it fairly well. You're not as hopeless as I assumed."
04-22-2006, 03:19 PM
"Thanks for the vote of confidence." she said, though she was smiling now. Tari reached for her pack, and began to rummage through it, pulling out a cantine. "Is there any food around here besides those nutrition pack things?"
04-22-2006, 03:26 PM
He crouched down beside her. "Sorry, no..." he looked around. "But if you want, I can go find something. Dula meat is pretty good, as long as you don't eat the liver. Or the spleen." He stood again. "And the lungs are pretty dangerous, too... not to mention the heart..."
She gave him a startled look. "Don't worry," he said. "The rest of it's alright."
04-22-2006, 03:47 PM
"If you say so..." Tari said. Reaching back into her pack, she pulled out the cloak and pulled it around her shoulders. Where was that firewood?
"I think I'll stay here with Katri. I wouldn't want to ruin your 'hunting vibes' or whatever it is you men use to kill things."
04-22-2006, 03:55 PM
He smiled slightly, and stalked off into the forest.
After ten minutes of hunting the large herbivore, he finally had it cornered. He kept his beam sword ready, a hunting dagger in his other hand. He snuck up quitely behind it.
He heard movement behind him. He sensed a malevolet presence nearby. Throwing the hunt, he ignited his weapon, and brought it around in a wide arch. His blade cut through nothing but air. He heard rapid movement in the trees, and the presence disappeared suddenly.
When he returned to camp, he found that Ty and Gashon had returned, and had a small fire going. He dropped a load of berries and other edible plants on the ground next to Tari. "Sorry, all I could get. Gashon? A word?"
Gashon gave him a curious look, but stood and follwed Tacit out of earshot of the others.
"What is this about, Jedia?" he asked.
"While I was hunting, I sensed... a presence. Something... something dark. Sinister."
"Ok... why are you telling me?"
"Just thought you might like to know," said Tacit sarcastically. "Why do you think? If there's something out here, I want to be able to depend on you to help watch out for Tari, in case I can't be there. And I just don't trust Ty."
Gashon nodded. "Alright. I'll keep an eye out."
"Good. Oh, and one more thing."
"Don't bring back any of that red bark next time. That's where spinnle wasps make their nests."
04-22-2006, 04:18 PM
Tari looked at the berries a moment, before reaching for one, and studying it. When she noticed Ty looking strangely at her, she said, "What? Knowing how Tacit and I are such great friends, these are probably poison or something." After a moment, though, she shrugged and popped the berry into her mouth.
When Gashon and Tacit returned to the firelight, she said, "I hope you two had fun." and picked another berry from the pile.
04-22-2006, 04:26 PM
"We had a blast," said Tacit. "It's alright," he added. "They're not poisonous. Though if you find any green ones, don't eat them - they won't be ripe, yet. And they taste like.. well, just don't eat the green ones."
04-22-2006, 04:34 PM
Tari dropped the green berry that was half-way to her mouth. "Now he tells me." she grumbled. As she picked up another one from the pile, this time making sure that it was a nice, ripe red, she asked, "So, what now?"
04-22-2006, 05:09 PM
((I edited my old posts and deleted a few so I could meet up and rp with you guys))
Jack spent most of the day hiking up to moutains. He decided to take a short cut through the forrest. He'd been walking through the forrest for almost two hours without stopping, he had his sword out to cut down the wines, leaves, thorns and bushes that got in his way.
He heard two voices and he crouched down. He put his sword away and pulled out his machiene gun. Jack listened to the voices, there was a man and a women. Jack didn't want to take any chance so he slipped into the trench behind him and lyed down on his back, he quickly put ammo in his machiene gun and then placed his finger over the trigger. He wasn't going to make the first move. He didn't really they were at all hostile but he'd rather be safe than sorry.
04-22-2006, 10:01 PM
"Now, we get some sleep," said Tacit. "Actually... I won't be sleeping. I'll stay up and keep watch."
"No," said Gashon. "I'm not going into that forest with an exhausted guide. I'll keep watch."
"I can go days without sleep," said Tacit firmly. "I'll be alright."
"It's not you I'm worried about..." he muttered. He sighed. "Alright..."
"Good. Tari: sleep closest to the fire. That way, anything... or anyone... that wants to kill you will have to go through us."
04-22-2006, 10:22 PM
Ty looked around and nodded to himself, standing up and unsheathing his rather large buster sword, looking around and finding a large rock, easily supporting two or three men. He waved slightly. "Not ready to go to bed yet, I probably will later.." He said, heaving the sword over his right shoulder and heading to the rock.
Once he made it there, he leaped ontop of it, setting his sword across the rock and grabbing a small sharpening block from his pack- he had snatched that along with the sword at the store. He started dragging the block against the blade's length, sending small sparks out to either side of the block.
04-22-2006, 10:41 PM
"I can't believe I have to sleep outside in the middle of no where. Me, of all people!" Tari murmured to herself. She had given up trying to argue with Tacit, however, (at least for the night) and so scooted closer to the fire, pulled the cloak tighter around her, and stuck her pack under her head. After a few minutes of quietly lying there, she sat up again.
"You know, this is never going to work. Anyone got a sleeping roll? Or a real pillow at least?"
04-23-2006, 04:36 AM
Out of nowhere, a large, tattered sack filled with cotton flew through the air and smacked her in the face. He was still sharpening his sword, yet he's the one that threw it.
04-23-2006, 02:48 PM
((First thing, Steve:
There is no way for your character to know that Tari is the Ambassador's daughter - not when it's this dark, and when the only light is coming from behind her, making her sillouhetted. Ambassador Hrent would not exactly be broadcasting the fact that his daughter is leaving the city.
I kind of already had a plan as to what was going to happen tonight, and it's rather important to the story. Very important, actually. And it involves howling creatures in no way. I'm sorry, but... I have to ignore that last post, or a key plet point won't develop.))
Tacit looked up at the stars. "Should be a decent night..." he said to nobody in particular. "But it's going to rain tommorow. I can feel it. We'll stick to the treeline tommorow." He looked over at Tari. "Something tells me you're not a fan of being in the-"
He stopped, and his hand flew to his sword. "Get down!" he said sharply. He ignited his weapon, and held it in front of him.
The presence had returned. And it wasn't friendly.
He swung his weapon around and blocked a similar beam - but it this one was blood red, and hummed disconcertingly.
Tacit pushed back, then flipped over his opponent. As he landed, he blocked another attack, then snapped his blade forward sharply. He swung at where he predicted his assailant's arm was, but was blocked easily. He ducked as the red blade sliced through the air towards his face, then threw his weapon upwards to stop the attacker from bringing it back. He kicked out towards the enemy's chest, and felt his foot connect. The man flipped into the air, and landed a few feet behind Tacit. He sensed the red blade coming at his back. He wasn't going to be able to turn in time...
Another blade came soaring into the red blade's path, it's wielder giving Tacit a dark look from behind a mask that covered their face. With a grunt, the newcomer pushed the red blade back and kicked Tacit in the back of the knees. He fell face foward to the ground, his weapon rolling away.
The newcomer pressed the attack against the red bladed stranger, fighting with more tenacity than Tacit had seen in a long time.
A deep trumpet sound issued from off in the distance, and for the first time, he heard sounds of battle coming from far away. The red blade disappeared with a hiss, it's wielder disappearing into the woods. Tacit jumped to his feet, his weapon shooting into his outstretched hand, igniting as it landed in his palm. The green blade lit up the area - there was nobody there anymore.
Sparing a glance over his shoulder, he looked over at Tari. "Are you alright?" he asked.
04-23-2006, 03:31 PM
Before Tari could answer, Katri hissed softly and put her weapons away, closing the distance between herself and Tacit. "What is that... thing?" she demanded quietly. "And don't tell me another like us. I could sense as much on my own..."
04-23-2006, 03:42 PM
"I don't know... I think it was..." he stopped, not sure how to continue. "It was a Jedia, but... not like us. Much... darker. I think it was a servant of Darla K'Tan."
He listened to the sounds of battle in the distance. Realisations struck.
"That battle... it's being fought in the city. We have to keep moving."
04-23-2006, 06:08 PM
If they were to glance over a Ty, he was already gone from his spot on the rock, his sharpening block still sitting on the ground. He had chased the assailant through the forest, and was still doing so. Knowing him, the assassin was bringing Ty right in the middle of the battlefield.
04-23-2006, 07:11 PM
"What??" Tari said, going over to Tacit and pushing his shoulder around so he was forced to look her in the eye. "What do you mean that battle's being fought in the city?? The meeting isn't for several days, and they wouldn't dare attack before then!"
04-23-2006, 07:19 PM
"These people have nothing like the sense of honor you've been taught," Katri said. "They would dare."
04-23-2006, 07:59 PM
"But what about the Embassy?" she said, horrified, "They...they wouldn't touch the Embassy...they couldn't hope to...there's no way..." she looked from Tacit to Katri helplessly, her eyes begging for reassurance.
04-23-2006, 08:37 PM
"I'm sure that your father is fine," said Tacit calmly. "But we can't go back. We have to keep moving."
04-23-2006, 09:15 PM
If they were to glance over a Ty, he was already gone from his spot on the rock, his sharpening block still sitting on the ground. He had chased the assailant through the forest, and was still doing so. Knowing him, the assassin was bringing Ty right in the middle of the battlefield.
Suddenly, a tree branch bolted out of nowhere and smacked into Ty's chest, smacking him to the ground with such force that it knocked the wind out of him.
A dark figure, their face covered except for their eyes, stood over him, and they lowered their sword so its sharpened point rested in the hollow of Ty's throat.
"Fool," the figure said in a whispery voice. "You think to win against the Oshtenvul by yourself? Go back to your companions."
And with that said, the figure backed away and disappeared into the forest without a trace.
04-23-2006, 09:49 PM
Wow.. that totally and unbelievably screwed up what I wanted to do..))
He stood back up and shook his head, now his thoughts were on the man who approached him. He chased him, following the traces of footsteps he left behind.
04-24-2006, 03:20 PM
Tacit's words did little to settle Tari. She looked into the distance, as if searching out the city which was far out of view. She ran her hands up and down her upper arms, as if cold.
Papa...please be safe.
"There has to be something we can do..." she said, her voice hardly louder than a whisper, "All those people...they don't deserve it..."
04-24-2006, 04:21 PM
He moved as if to put his arm on her shoulder, but thought better of it. "You're right. They don't," he said gently. "But... there's nothing we can do for them now. Even if we did go back, we would be too late. We have to get out of here - the battle won't stay in the city for long."
04-24-2006, 04:36 PM
Tari didn't reply, but she turned to look at him. After a moment, she nodded, slowly and silently. Her eyes roamed across the small camp...and she started. "Wait...Ty? Where'd Ty go?"
He wasn't on the boulder, as he had been before. The stone he had annoyingly dragged across that enormous blade of his had fallen on the ground, indicating that he had left in a hurry.
04-24-2006, 08:18 PM
Tacit looked at the stone Ty had been sitting on. "I don't know..." he muttered. "We'll find him later. Gashon, put out the fire. Katri, gather up the water and what wood you can. Tari, stay close to me, and keep your sword out."
04-25-2006, 01:36 AM
"Holy shi-" He said, ducking under sniper fire for his head, then holding his rather large blade up infront of his face, blocking another shot. "Damnit!" He yelled, diving behind a tree as another shot graved his right arm, leaving behind red burn mark and searing pain creeping it's way to his fist, killing the strength in that arm. He pulled himself to his feet, dragging his sword along the ground in his weak right arm, hiding behind another boulder, three more rifle shots blazing past him.
He counted to three then grasped the sword with both hands, leaping into the air and landing ontop of the boulder, sliding down and zigzagging to two riflemen donned in black armor, missing every shot fired at him. He brought his sword up as another sniper shot rattled the blade and he slid along the ground, crouched before leaping into the air. (Here we go..) He flipped once in the air and spun before landing on the ground a few feet from the two men, the sword glowing with a purple fire as it embedded itself in the ground roughly, a large wave of energy sending out where he landed, knocking the men a few feet away. He moved his head to the right, dodging another sniper shot. He threw the sword as the men stood up, slicing through one and decapitating another before it shot back to his hand.
He knew what he was doing, and it was frowned upon, but he had to conceal his true nature from his companions. He ducked under another sniper shot and rolled behind a tree, taking a shot in the right arm again, incapacitating the arm completely, he let it lay limp on his side.
04-25-2006, 05:32 PM
The Ambassador's daughter took one last look in the direction of the closening din of battle, and drew her sword. The noise echoing from the city was terrible and painful to the ear. The screaming, the laughter, the shatter of weapons...it was all more than she had ever had to handle before, and the thought of what was happening frightened her. The fact that the army could soon move on the Embassy, or even out here into the woods, make her sick to her stomach. Grabbing her pack, she slung it over one shoulder, and held her blade loosely in the other.
"Lead the way."
04-27-2006, 05:58 PM
Tacit held his weapon in front of him, the green blade lighting their path.
"Holati, dren tau eshtan osh latai," he muttered. He turned to the others. "We'll continue North for a while. Once the sun breaks the horizon, we'll stop again. That should give us a good enough lead on the Oshtenvul."
04-27-2006, 06:08 PM
"And what about Ty?" she asked, "I won't leave him behind to face the monsters alone. He will be able to catch up, won't he?"
04-27-2006, 06:15 PM
"Damn.." He said to himself, tucking his arm behind him and using his other arm to put his blade on the ground and prop himself up. He managed to grab the sword and sheath it in the knotted sheath on his back before a sniper shot tore through the tree and struck him in the small of the back. It was a weak shot due to the decreased force of the tree, but it still knocked him down.
He landed roughly and rolled to the left, behind that same rock as two other shots flew past. He could hear cursing and a few clicking sounds. Bingo. He spun away from the rock and sprinted towards him. The speed of his sprint was faster than normal, and it was needed for the difficulty of this bout. He leapt into the air as the man loaded his rifle and aimed it at him. He managed to land on his head with his right foot, balancing for a few seconds before the force of the landing knocked the man to his feet. Ty backflipped off and landed on the ground gracefully, snatching up his rifle and walking towards him, the butt of the rifle under his right armpit. He kicked the man over to face upwards as the man coughed a little.
He brought the sniper's barrel to the man's forehead and pulled the trigger. He turned his head as the shot burnt a rather large hole in the man's forehead and left a scorch mark on the ground behind it, killing the man instantly. He slid the rifle around his shoulder and lifted his left arm, the feeling in it starting to come back.
04-28-2006, 01:32 PM
"I... We don't have time to wait for him," said Tacit, looking around. "He'll have to catch up."
04-28-2006, 03:13 PM
The rattle of gunfire echoed from somewhere nearby, and Tari ducked on instinct.
"Agreed!" she said, and hurried ahead.
04-28-2006, 03:21 PM
"Whatever you do, don't cut a path in the trees - that'll make it easier for them to track us," he whispered, holding his sword ahead of him. He lept over fallen trees and exposed roots with ease. After almost an hour, he stopped. "Alright. We can wait here for Ty for a few minutes. If he's not here in ten, we have to go on without him."
04-28-2006, 04:05 PM
"Note to self: running into a branch while fleeing a bunch of rouge Jedia in the pitch black is not good for the head. Or hair." Tari murmured, massaging a bruise on her head while carefully seperating a twig from her braid. "I hope he gets here soon. For some reason, having a bunch of blood thirsty maniacs sneaking up on me in the middle of the night does not seem very appealing."
04-28-2006, 04:50 PM
He slowly walked out of the shadows behind Tari, a sniper beam rifle strapped over his right shoulder and his buster sword sheathed on his back, the knotted sheath not holding up too well. "Hey.." He said, he was busted up. His lip was bleeding, a long scar adorned his right eyebrow to the bottom of his right ear, his forehead was bleeding, his clothes were torn and dirty. His right arm was beat red with two scorch marks down it and his left leg had a scorch mark on it.
His leather jacket had been ripped and torn, but he was still in one piece. "He's heading north, so we have to.. not go where they are.. because.. well.. even I couldn't do what I wanted..Even if she tried to kill us.."
04-28-2006, 04:56 PM
Jack had fallen sleep in the trench waiting for the possible threat to go. Instead he was awoken by a much more serious threat. The sounds of gun fire that rattled the forrest was a shock it Jack. He never thought the riots or attacks would reach this far. The sound of gunfire was too loud to be coming from the city. "How long have I been asleep?". Jack looked at his watch "Good god! I never thought this would happen so soon."
Jack got up a switched the light on his machiene gun, he then turned off the safety on the gun and charged up the trench. He legged it through bushes, leaves and brambels. Aside from his torchlight, everything was completely black.
04-28-2006, 05:05 PM
"By the gods!" Tari exclaimed, running to Ty and brushing his hair back to look at the cut on his forehead and glanced at his arm. "What happened to you? There's no way you can travel like this!"
04-28-2006, 05:37 PM
Tacit pushed her gently out of the way to examine Ty's wounds. "These aren't too bad... There should be a plant nearby, with diamond shaped leaves. You might know it as the delisa. Bring me three of them, roots and all. Four, if you can. I can disinfect these wounds with the roots, and use the leaves as bandages. For the time being, at least."
04-28-2006, 05:49 PM
"I know, I saw them. I was thinking about picking some up as I ran through, but you were going to fast. That's when I hit my head."
When Tacit looked at her strangely, she sighed. "My father may not have taught me how to fight, but I've learned how to heal. I'm more skilled with real supplies, but my mother studied herbs. I found a few arcane remedies and things in some of her journals when she...when she died." she looked up at him, her mind snapping back to the present. "Look at him, Tacit. How much blood do you think he's lost already? A few poltices might be alright for a few minutes, but he can't travel very far. Not hurt the way he is."
04-28-2006, 07:12 PM
"I know, but we don't have time to treat him properly. We have to get out of here. All we can do for now is stop the bleeding, and make sure his wouds aren't infected. Find me some delisa, and some hekma leaves, if you can find them - those should work for bandages over the larger wounds."
04-28-2006, 07:26 PM
"I'm.. fine. We can go, I won't be a burden. Plus, I feel fine," he said, walking forward, then stopping for a second, moving a hand up and slinging off some blood from his forehead. "It'll stop by itself, then i'll be fine."
04-28-2006, 07:30 PM
"The soonest it will stop if you don't let me help is when your heart stops pumping blood to the rest of your body," snapped Tacit. "Don't be an idiot."
04-28-2006, 08:02 PM
"At least let him stop the bleeding." Tari pleaded, a small gathering of herbs now in her arms, "For now. When we get far enough away I'll bandage it up properly, and you'll be good as new."
04-28-2006, 10:14 PM
He sighed a little and turned around. "Depends who's the idiot here.. you barely know me and yet you want to heal my wounds?" He sighed and nodded at Tari. "Fine... do your worst."
04-28-2006, 11:58 PM
"Tari, why don't you clean him up?" said Tacit, moving out of the way. His head was cocked to one side. "There's something..." he trailed off, removing his weapon from his belt, holding it ready. "Keep your heads down, and your weapons ready. I don't like this..."
04-29-2006, 01:53 AM
He held a hand up as if to halt Tari. "Wait," he said, spinning the sniper rifle around and pulled it off his shoulder, setting the butt under his armpit and lifting it, looking through the scope, switching on thermal vision, taking a 360 sweep of the area. "Nothing.." he said, moving the weapon down.
04-29-2006, 09:59 AM
High above them in a nearby tree, Zev watched the group below. The one they called Ty looked like he needed rest and healing, but obviously he was too proud to really submit to the girl Tari’s ministering. Well, it was his own fault he got injured. Zev had told him to go back and he had impulsively not heeded the warning.
“Fool,” Zev whispered.
"There's something..." Tacit trailed off, removing his weapon from his belt, holding it ready. "Keep your heads down, and your weapons ready. I don't like this..."
Tacit, however, was no fool, and Zev quickly flattened up against the trunk of the tree to avoid detection.
”Wait,” the one called Ty spoke. Then a pause. “Nothing. So far.”
Zev relaxed and watched them again. Not too far off in the distance, was a torchlight, bouncing and weaving through the thick forest, headed their way. A friend or a foe? Zev would just wait and see.
04-29-2006, 10:16 AM
"Just... keep an eye out..." muttered Tacit distractedly, glancing up at the trees. There was something there...
"I'll be back," he said suddenly, moving away from the others. "Gashon: keep her safe," he ordered.
He moved off into the trees, igniting his weapon. He extended his senses, reaching out with his thoughts, touching the trees, the sleeping animals, the nocturnal predators...
Dropping to the ground and rolling, he threw his hand into the air and grabbed the figure with his mind, pulling it to the ground. A lithe figure landed on the ground, rolling into a crouch.
04-29-2006, 10:20 AM
"Relax, Ty." Tari said, putting a hand on his shoulder and motioning for him to sit. "Katri and Tacit are on their guard. With their senses, there's little chance of someone sneaking up on us." I hope.
The man reluctantly sat down, his eyes continuing to scan the area, his gun not far from his twitching fingers.
"Here, Tacit, throw me my pack. I have some bandages and things that we could use." the Jedia did so, and she began to bandage off Ty's wounds.
"What happened?" she asked as she worked, "These aren't just scratches...some are blaster wounds. You didn't run into a scouting party, did you?"
04-29-2006, 10:50 AM
“Clever boy,” Zev said in a low whispery sort of voice. “Foolish, but clever.”
As Tacit made a lunge forward. With lightning quick reactions, Zev leaped upwards, grabbed hold of a low hanging tree branch, and then rode it down to the ground before releasing it directly in Tacit’s path.
Unprepared for such an assault, the branch hit Tacit squarely in the chest, sending him flying backwards to the ground to lie on his back.
In an instant, a foot settled on the wrist holding his weapon, followed by a knee in his gut, essentially knocking the breath from him.
“I’ve no wish to harm you, Tacit,” Zev said, straddling over him as Tacit struggled to regain his breath. “But you left me no choice. A word of advice: before one attacks, it is wise to assess whether they are friend or foe.”
Zev released him, and moved back a few paces. “Someone approaches. Clumsy, and noisily, and afraid of the darkness. Beware.”
And with that, Zev stealthily disappeared into the dark forest, leaving little trace that they were ever there.
04-29-2006, 11:44 AM
"Tacit!" Tari called. She needed to make sure he was alright, but was unwilling to abandon her work. "Tacit, you okay? What was it?"
04-29-2006, 11:54 AM
He sighed a little. "He got him...too.." He said, setting the gun on the ground. "He's just too good, someone wants you dead, Tari."
04-29-2006, 12:00 PM
Tari's face paled, but her jaw was set defiantly. "It would only make sense." she murmured. She was the Ambassador's daughter. The daughter of one of the most important men on the planet, and that wasn't just her bragging. If not for her father, the government would have split long ago, and there would be three sides fighting in this war, not just two. By dividing the government, the Jedia would be able to weaken the resistance to their unified force, and the planet would be theirs. What better way to tear a chain apart than by removing the most crucial link?
04-29-2006, 01:08 PM
Tacit stumbled into the clearing, coughing slightly, struggling to breath. "We have to keep moving," he said. "Tari, hurry up with him. We have to move. Now."
04-29-2006, 02:55 PM
"Two seconds." Tari said, and finished tying off a bandage on Ty's arm. At the same time, she was studying the skin on his lower arm which was rather distorted. She was looking at it in near darkness, of course, but the skin seemed to be riddled by several cuts, scars, and bruises, none of them recent. She would ask later, she decided, as the noise of shouting reached her ears. It was far off, but...
"Alright. That'll have to do for now." she said, stuffing the excess items into her pack and slinging it over her shoulder again.
04-29-2006, 03:29 PM
He nodded and stood up, walking over to Tacit, standing next to him. "Catch your breath, I have a feeling he's coming back," he said, waiting for Tari and walk up next to him. "Alright.. As long as we keep our eyes on you, you won't be harmed." He said, beginning to walk.
04-29-2006, 03:37 PM
"I can take care of myself," snapped Tacit - but truthfully, he was glad Ty had his back. Something about that mysterious warrior made him nervous. How did he know my name?
04-29-2006, 03:41 PM
"I don't like it, guys." Tari said, being sure to keep nice and close to Tacit, Ty, Katri, and Gashon. "Something's just not right. Not about that man, nor about this Jedia attack. I'm no mastermind at battles and things, but it just doesn't add up."
04-29-2006, 04:16 PM
A short distance away, Zev was keeping track of the man approaching Tacit and his companions. He was easy to track from up here, his torchlight bouncing up and down as he scrambled his way noisily through the undergrowth.
"Clumsy," Zev said, with a shake of the head. "But would an enemy approach so blatantly? I think not."
Satisfied that the approaching man (Jack) wasn't a threat to Tacit, Zev settled down to watch him and the ones who travelled with him. With one of them wounded, they would be slower, easier to track. Not that they hadn't been easy to track before this.
The girl Tacit seemed to be protecting...she was very easy to track. Her tracks were heavy, and her footfalls loud. Nevermind her incessant chatter.
But as long as Tacit was safe, that's all that mattered to Zev.
04-29-2006, 04:47 PM
"No, it doesn't," Katri agreed quietly, glancing over at Tacit. She sensed nervousness rolling off of him and it bothered her. Something was definitely not right about all of this. The more she thought of it, the less she liked it. This little journey was getting worse by the minute. Then, she sensed another presense.
"Someone is approaching," she told Tacit, being sure to keep her voice low enough that only Tacit would hear. "I don't sense any hostile intentions... but I'll be the first to admit I've not had adequate time to train myself to use my Jedia abilities so well as you seem to."
04-29-2006, 07:56 PM
He stopped for a second, spinning his rifle around by the trigger with his right hand and spinning to a crouch, looking behind them, aiming the rifle in the direction of Zev. He fired a shot off but he couldn't see if it hit or not, but really the laser blast just skimmed Zev's right shoulder- but Ty was never the wiser.
He sighed and stood back up, catching up with them once more. "It's nothing, if they wanted to make themselves known, they would have by now."
04-29-2006, 08:45 PM
Without even flinching, Zev looked at the singed shoulder pad from the stray shot fired by Tacit's companion, Ty. Reaching up into the branches, Zev picked a large spiky seed pod, aimed, and hurled it towards a tree trunk below. The cone richocheted in precisely the angle Zev had wanted it to.
It's sharp spiny outer covering struck Ty from behind, directly below his belt.
Under the mask, Zev grinned. Tacit was the one Zev was tasked to protect. His companions...well, they were just amusing annoyances for the moment.
04-29-2006, 08:57 PM
"He's been following us for the past few hours," muttered Tacit. "He's no danger. I sense nothing but... curiousity. A touch of arrogance, but..."
04-29-2006, 11:07 PM
Ty jumped a tad when it hit him, bbut soon recovered his posture and began walking. He knew who threw it, but he didn't care. It was better than knowing who it is and having an all out fight with them.
04-30-2006, 06:33 AM
As Jack continued to head up the mountain, he heard voices. He knelt down and dimmed his flashlight He continued to hear the voices but was never able to make out what they were saying. Moving very quickly, he crept towards where the voices were coming from. He soon found himself at the top of a slope that leed onto a pathway. He decided to slid down onto the pathway. He noticed the voices were getting louder and clearer.
He turned his flashlight back to full power and turned to the diraction of the voices. He could just barely see outline of four or five people among the trees. "I hope it god these guys aren't hostile..."
04-30-2006, 11:45 AM
Tacit flipped his weapon over in his hand, igniting it, as he spun around on the spot to face the light that was no pointed at them. He raised a hand a reached out, pulling the individual towards them roughly. A rather bulky looking man with a large blaster rifle fell to his face in front of him. Tacit kicked the blaster to the side, where Gashon ran to pick it up.
"Who are you?" asked Tacit threateningly.
04-30-2006, 11:52 AM
"Jack. And you are?" Jack pushed himself up and brushed the dirt off his clothes "You wouldn't happen to be with the Oshtenvul would you? Because if you are my not an enemy.. I'm neutral.."
04-30-2006, 11:56 AM
Tacit felt no deception from 'Jack', but kept his weapon pointed at his chest all the same. "Tacit. And no, we're not Oshtenvul. We're trying to get away from them, actually. I have to get... my friend here... out of the province for a while."
04-30-2006, 12:03 PM
"Really? Intersting..."Jack said as he took off his Jacket and continued to brush the dirt off it. "I'm sort of doing the same. I wanted to get out of the city before... Well this happened. So who do you getting out of the province?"
04-30-2006, 12:05 PM
Tacit laughed. "You expect me to tell someone I just met which one of us is important enough to need an escort out of here?" He ginned. "And here I thought soldiers had no sense of humour."
04-30-2006, 12:18 PM
"Good point. I'm sure your the type of person who never trusts or travel with anyone thye just met, out of the blue. Now thats over can I have my gun back and I'll be on my way.." He extended a hand for his weapon "And I'm a piolt.. not a soldier.. We're similar expect we get to do loads of cool and dangerous stuff, and we get less pay.. and more blame...."
04-30-2006, 06:11 PM
Ty spun around Tacit, pushing him backwards and withdrawing his sword, bringing it down so where the point of the tip of the blade was a few inches from the crown of his head. "He's not hostile, but I am. Now we keep the gun, and you waltz your clumsy ass back to where you came from, we don't need another one to trust," he said, tightening the grip on his sword. He wasn't going to let Tacit give the man his weapon back.
05-01-2006, 05:04 PM
Tacit reached out with his mind and threw Ty's hand into the air, sending the sword flying into the tree behind him.
"Knock it off, Ty," he said. He threw the pilot his gun. "There. Take it. We have no use for it - far too uncivilized for my liking."
05-01-2006, 05:15 PM
Watching with interest from the treetops, Zev nearly let out a snicker as Tacit sent Ty's sword flying into a tree. And with such force, too! The sword's blade was buried halfway into the trunk, and it would take some effort on Ty's part to retrieve it.
Zev was pleased with Tacit's progress, and underneath the mask, Zev smiled.
05-01-2006, 05:48 PM
"Thank you," Jack said as he cought his gun "Well I'll be on my way." He turned to leave. However, something came to mind causing him to turn back "Would any of you happen to have a radio or com? I have a good friend and his family I'm worried about. He usually has a radio on him and the frequence to contect him."
05-01-2006, 05:58 PM
"Sorry," said Tacit, shaking his head. "Too easy to track."
05-01-2006, 11:01 PM
Ty walked over to the tree and grasped it with one hand, turning towards Tacit and walking towards him, the sword sliding out of the tree as the trunk split and fell. He put the sword in his hand-made sheath. "Do that again, and I'll be forced to kill you, Tacit." He said, walking off back towards a nearby village.
"My trip is through, i'm leaving. Tari, if you need me, you know where to find me," he said, walking away from the group.
05-01-2006, 11:09 PM
Tacit pulled Ty's sword from it's sheath and threw it into a tree again. He rose his own blade. "Make good on that threat. I dare you."
05-02-2006, 12:03 PM
Jack stepped back, out of the way. He wasn't planning to stop the fight and he wasn't going to join in. He didn't care much for Ty, really he would liked it if he died, and he knew that the Tacit would easily take down Ty, the only question was if Ty would die or not.
05-02-2006, 04:48 PM
"Enough!" Tari shouted, standing between the two men and throwing her arms out, as if to hold them away from eachother. Her eyes were narrowed and her brow furrowed as she stared hard at the two. "I will not allow you two to cut each other up. I'm tired of the fighting. Ty, stay where you are. Unless I'm mistaken, you owe me quite a bit of money, meaning you're not going anywhere. Tacit, my father owes you quite a bit of money if I make the journey alive and safe, which puts you under my control. So, here's a deal for you two. Ty, if you stay with us and provide extra protection to myself and Katri to the forest and back to the Embassy, I will held you debt repaid. Tacit, you already know the limitations of your deal with my father. However, if either of you attempt to hurt each other again, then the deals are off. I'll be sure that your pay is cut, Tacit, and upon return to the Embassy, I'll be taking your bike and a month's worth of work in the Embassy to repay your debt, Ty. Am I clear?"
05-02-2006, 04:57 PM
Tacit narrowed his eyes at Ty, not lowering his weapon. "I don't take kindly to threats," he growled. He moved towards Ty, but didn't go around Tari - he wasn't going to try to get her out of the way. "I don't like threats, I don't like bullies... and I don't like you, Ty." He deactivated his sword. "If you threaten me one more time, you're gone. I don't care how much money you owe her," he spat, indicating Tari. "Gods know she has enough money anyway."
05-02-2006, 05:30 PM
He smirked. "As long as he's done being a prick, i'll stay." He headed over to the tree and pulled it out easily again, twirling it and sticking it into his sheath. He walked past Tacit and Tari, stepping into his original position, turning back around. "And you're the bully, geohound."
05-02-2006, 05:58 PM
"Well I'm glad you lot get along so well," Said Jack sarcastically "with friends like you lot, who needs enemies?" Jack turned on his torch light and turned to leave "Well see ya. And good luck against any jedai you may encounter.."
05-02-2006, 07:33 PM
"And they make the best traveling companions, let me tell you." Tari said sarcastically, shaking her head. Men. Why do they always have to be so thick headed? Turning to Tacit and Ty, she asked, "Can we keep moving now, please? I'd like to get as far away from these Jedia as possible. If they can attack a city a few days before a big meeting is supposed to take place not even thirty yards away, I'm sure kidnapping isn't beyond their means." her voice was level, but the fear shone in her eyes. She tried not to meet any of the others' eyes, lest they see. Rather, she moved ahead of them, her eyes cast downward.
05-02-2006, 07:39 PM
Tacit was about to take a swing at Ty - just for good measure - when he sensed her fear. It began rolling off of her like water. Igniting his weapon, he continued after her. "She's right. Let's get the hell out of here."
05-02-2006, 10:03 PM
He headed after Tari, keeping alot of distance between her and himself, not speaking another word.
05-03-2006, 10:26 PM
The rest of the night passed in silence, other than the fading sounds of battle off in the distance. As the sun broke the horizon, they came to a small cliff, overlooking a small village a few miles away.
"Kastor," said Tacit, waving an arm. "As long as we stay out of the Al'hayat's Paw, we'll be fine," he said. "Theres a small hotel we can stay in on the opposite side of the village. We'll spend the rest of the day in the village, and stay until tommorow morning. If we don't hear news of the Captial by then, we'll move further away. Any questions?"
05-03-2006, 11:03 PM
"Is it wise to enter civilization?" Katri asked quietly. She frowned. "Or is this village not what you would consider 'civilized'? Either way, my question stands: is it wise? Anyone we encounter might relay information of our location."
05-04-2006, 03:19 PM
Tari stood at the lip of the cliff, looking over the village, her hand running along the length of her braid with anxiety. What of the Embassy? Had the Jedia attacked it as well? If they did, were the soldiers stationed there enough to defend it? What of her father? Was he alright? Was he alive and safe? Or was he dead, or dying? Too many questions and too few answers. she decided.
"The only way we'll learn of the Capital is if we have human contact." she turned to look at the others, "We have to go to the village."
05-04-2006, 04:13 PM
Jack appeared from the treeline not far to the left of the group. He turned his head and asked "Hi again. You wouldn't happen to know anything about that village over there would you? There are rumors about a village somewhere around here where the residents are run by a group of cannibals who capture, fatten and eat an strangers."
05-04-2006, 04:18 PM
Tacit rolled his eyes. "Well, I'm not sure. Why don't you do me a favour and go take a look?"
Jack made as if to head towards the village. Tacit grabbed him by the back of the shirt. "Get back here. There is no village like that around here. MAybe down South, but not anywhere around here."
05-04-2006, 07:15 PM
"He's right. This village is reknown for cannabilism, I heard about it back at the camp. We were never allowed near here. They act as a civilized community. Since people would only expect such a village in the South, people are easy pickings for weary travellers." He said, calmly, folding his arms over his chest. "I suggest we steer clear of this village. If we need to go through, it'll be bloody." He glanced at Tacit. "It's your call if you want to risk not believing in me," he said, although his past with these people gave them the right to ignore him, but he was telling the truth, and if they didn't believe him, it didn't matter.
05-04-2006, 07:22 PM
Tacit rolled his eyes yet again. "There are no cannibals in this part of the country. I've been to this village before. Recently. You two are either stupid, or full of it." He considered for a moment. "Or both."
05-04-2006, 10:35 PM
He sighed. "Fine, I guess i'm a fool, but I swear, a few years ago I heard that they were here, they might not be now, but i'm sure at one time they were.." He said, turning his head to look at the path they just got off of. "Well, if we're going to go, let's go. No need to wait around for the village to come to us, no?"
05-04-2006, 10:48 PM
((Look guys, we need to go through this village. Stop trying to derail the story, or I'll have to do something about it. Unless you're attempting to write your own characters out, in which case, just keep going. I can have them 'eliminated'.))
05-04-2006, 11:47 PM
(Know you know what I feel. I start an rp, and it's gets screwed up. I'll go along with your story, but I wish you'd *tell* us what the storyline is.. you're leading us blindly. I'll go along, but if you're going to act like that all the time (saying you'd just randomly eliminate characters) then i'm not gonna stay, because I like to rp a character. That's how Ty is. He's a lone wolf, and he hates Tacit. But I guess i'll edit my above post. Tell us where to go next time)
05-05-2006, 05:35 PM
((I'm the only one that needs to know what the storyline is, and where it's going. It would be like watching a movie when you know exactly what is going to happen and when. Or playing a video game when you already know what's going to happen.
See, the mark of a good RPer is the ability to catch on to an idea that the writer has (ie that we have to go to the village). Which is why I wonder why I even had to say any of this - you're a good RPer, and I'm suprised you didn't catch on.))
05-05-2006, 05:58 PM
((I agree with the Doctor))
"Okay, but if we get attacked, it's parshially your fault. You guys wouldn't mind if I taged along with you guys untill we get to the vilage would you?"
05-05-2006, 06:25 PM
((Well I need to be directed. I thought Ty walking around the village would have a bit of suspense about it. Like he gets captured or something. Oh well, on with the rp. Oh, and Steven, I believe it's spelled 'Partially' :P))
05-06-2006, 06:30 AM
Zev had found it amusing to listen to the traveller's fears of cannibalism in the nearby village. Zev didn't particularly like villages, mainly because as a general rule villagers had no particular liking for Zev's kind, but cannibals? A silly notion, indeed! Even if they had been down South, didn't they know that it wasn't the right time of year for such rituals?
Still, Zev could use some supplies. The forest provided for most of Zev's needs, but there were some things that only a village could supply. Information, ammunition, oh, and pipeweed. Zev had been out of pipeweed for weeks.
As Tacit was travelling with the two women and a semi-injured man, it was no problem for Zev to get to the village first. Mask removed but now wearing a hooded cloak to conceal holsters and weapons and overall identity from any uppity villagers, Zev found a darkened corner of the only inn in the village--a place to inconspicuously observe Tacit and his group arrive while Zev quietly enjoyed an ale and some newly purchased pipeweed. To any observer, Zev would appear as any other wayward traveller, and villagers being villagers, no one would pay much mind. ((OOC: Meaning: no one should recognise Zev when you guys eventually get to the inn/hotel.))
05-06-2006, 11:42 PM
"Doesn't matter to me, just stay out of my way and we'll be fine," he said, stepping around a small stone as he headed towards the village next to Tari. He leaned over and spoke into her ear, "You sure about this? Who knows, that assassin might be lurking there.."
05-07-2006, 11:21 AM
"It's our only choice." Tari answered, her voice quiet, "I can't go on not knowing. I have to hear news of the captial. This is our best bet to get it."
She looked back behind her at the others. Katri, Tacit, Gashon, Jack, and Ty. Five in all.
"If I stick close to you and the others...there would be little danger of an assassin...wouldn't there?"
05-07-2006, 01:48 PM
"I wouldn't bet my life on it. There's always going to be danger. The geohound seems to attract it like a magnet. I agree that I have attracted a few, but everything I've done, I've made sure they touched no one, especially you." He replied, his voice into a whisper, still walking along with her and Tacit. "No matter what happens, stick with me and you'll be alright. Tacit is a good bet too, if we were to separate, i'd suggest him. I'm a great warrior, but I get lost easy," he said, pulling away from her neck with a smirk, then folding his arms behind his head as he walked.
05-07-2006, 01:57 PM
Tari smiled as they walked. "Thanks." she said as Ty pulled away. Knowing that she had at least two of them willing to protect her, she felt considerably safer.
05-07-2006, 02:07 PM
"And I enjoy shotting at any S.O.Bs that would try to hurt.. a lady of your standers." Said Jack patting his gun. "This peace of junk may be sort primative nower days but she sure as h***, packs a punch"
05-07-2006, 04:32 PM
"True, but it's a projectile, and it can easily be blocked or stopped." He said, stopping for a moment, sniffing, then walking forward again. "Smoke."
05-07-2006, 05:05 PM
"In case of that I got this" He said and pulled out a commando blaster. Sniff Sniff
"Could be from the village?"
05-07-2006, 05:06 PM
"No," said Tacit. "That's the Oshtenvul behind us. They're burning the forest. They want to find Tari."
((If you had something in mind, Kira, I can edit this. As long as you're not burning the village, it doesn't matter.))
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