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~Bellatrix~ (reboot)

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    OOT: I got permission from TRG to move things along, so I'm gonna try to get the main story going again.


    After a little more discussion, Captain Donavan and I manage to work out a deal and we finish up our little talk with a firm handshake and a smile. I'm already feeling better about this mission now that we've got an experienced, battle-hardened pirate crew backing us up! I mean, I'm sure we could handle these elves on our own, but more allies means less casualties in the long run and I don't want to lose any more crewmen than I have to. After all...we've already had more than enough losses on this journey. I look up to the sky with a slightly sad smile on my face.
    "I hope you're watching us, captain...this one's for you."
    I whisper to the air before turning back to my crew to give them their orders.
    "Ain't any sense in lollygaggin' around here any more. Get yerselves movin' already, we been keepin' the princess waitin' long enough as it is!"
    After a loud cheer from the crew rings out and subsides, I continue.
    "Make no mistake, ya sea dogs. This be the final battle! Them elves are surely just 'round the corner and we're meetin' 'em head-on with all the steel and fury we can muster! Don't let 'em see any fear in yer eyes. Stand yer ground an' strike 'em down!"
    I draw my saber and raise it high!
    "CREW OF THE DRAGON! WE MARCH ONWARD TO VICTORY!!"
    The crew lets out a deafeningly loud battle cry, shouting, yelling and chanting my name! I can't help beaming with pride when I see just how much faith they've placed in me. I can't let them down! I can't let the king down, either! We'll win this fight, that's all there is to it.


    Just as I'm about to turn around and lead the charge, I hear something coming from the portal and immediately, we all look towards it. We all fall silent in an instant, leaving only the loud hum of the now glowing portal ringing through the air. Soon after, the gateway opens up to the other side, just like we expected...the only question is, who's coming through? I see a figure step forward and...

    "Ahh, if it ain't me first mate! Ye know, ye really shouldn't keep yer captain waitin' like that!"



    Leif, who wore a dour expression and was looking slightly ragged from the long and difficult march, took a second to catch his breath before slowly lifting his head to look at Leon.
    "Yeah, sorry about that. You see...we were held up with some very strange and mostly unfortunate circumstances. I'll tell you all about it on the way back."
    He shook his head and rolled his eyes.
    "Let me tell you...it's quite a story."
    While Leif was giving his brief explanation, the rest of Leon's crew started coming through the portal in small groups of two or three, followed by Mordred and Trinity who were the last ones to come through the gate before it closed.



    Now that's the look of a man who's had a bad time. I can't help but wonder what, exactly, happened to Leif and the rest of the crew but it looks like they're all safe, so I guess the details can wait until later. Besides, it's not like we have a lot of time to spare. With a confident smile, I'm about to call out to the crew once again to start marching forward when I notice that Mordred and Trinity are still right in front of the gate, lagging behind the rest of the crew. I point Leif in their direction and whisper to him.
    "Why don'tcha see what be takin' 'em so long?"


    Leif nodded back to Leon.
    "Leave it to me. You can get the crew moving while I see what the holdup is."
    With that, Leif made his way to the gate while Leon took his place at the forefront of the group, once again raising his sword boldly to the sky. Leif let out a quiet groan as he knew right away there would be more unnecessary shouting from Leon and the crew, trying his best to ignore it as he approaches the two stragglers.
    "Hey, how come you two aren't keeping pace with the rest of us? Heh heh. Don't tell me you're getting cold feet about this."


    Mordred scoffed at the idea.
    "Hardly. I simply need to discuss something with my pupil."

    "You sure picked a great time to have a chat. Can it wait?"
    "No."
    There was a brief moment of awkward silence.
    "...Just no?"

    "Precisely, "just no." We will rejoin the crew as soon as possible."
    Leif wanted to say something back to him, but he decided to drop it as he shook his head in defeat.
    "Alright, fine. Just don't take too long, okay? If the elves find you here, you'll be in danger and we'll lose the element of surprise."

    "We will be fine. Your time would be better spent worrying about your crew and captain."
    Leif shrugged and turned to walk away.
    "Fair enough. See you around."
    With that, Leif ran back to rejoin Leon and Donavan.


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    This is it...it's go time! I proudly stand in front of the combined forces of the Dragon and the Boar and in that moment of glory, I feel invincible. I feel like our united crews can take on any challenge, any army, even the gods themselves! I can't help beaming with pride as I loudly announce my next orders.
    "Pirates of the Dragon! Pirates of the Regal Boar! Now that all of our comrades are here, no force in this world-- elven or otherwise-- can stand in our way!"
    I can see a brief glint of light from my blade as slowly lower it, pointing the edge towards the path ahead. As vigor and determination fill my body, my crew waits with bated breath for me to give the order. I won't keep them waiting any longer.
    "The time has come to take this fight to the enemy's doorstep! All forces, FORWARD MARCH!!"
     
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    "Oh"
    Semira wiggled her fingers allowing the broken glass to slide of her hands, the glass never left a mark
    "now then whats this 'confession' you speak of?"


    Semira sat there speechless for what seem like forever. She wasn't sure how to respond to this. She was furious finding out she was manipulated, but at the same time, his blood was rather filling and seemed to work far faster than human blood. She stood up and started pacing, she paused, held her hand out in front of her, shadows started to form into a shape of a staff holding a red glowing crystal. She turned and pointed it at Karma, her eyes glowing as red as the crystal.
    "I should be furious for what you have done and I would kill you right here and now if it wasn't for the fact that in some way you have helped me"
    She lowered her staff and her eyes no longer glowing,she started pacing again until she came up with the perfect plan
    "Lets make a deal. "
    she stopped pacing and a smirk appeared upon her face
    "If you disagree to the deal I will kill you, so your options are to say the least.... limited."
    She walked over to the chest and sat back down, crossing her legs and leaned in. She meant business
    "Since you have lied to me and manipulated me, you will continue to allow me use you as my source of nourishment. Since your blood is filling and heals faster than that of human blood it benefits me a great deal. "
    she sat back

    "so do we have a deal?"



    Lorena nudged at Donavan after hearing Leons speech
    "Ye be lettin him take command like that captain?"
    She smirked and yelled out
    "There be only one captain I follow commands from"
    she turned to Donavan with a mischievous smile
    "so captain what be yer command?"
    Lorena just wanted to stir up a little trouble for her captain

    Trinity looked up as Mordred as Leif took his leave

    "What is it you need to discuss with me?"

     
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    As Innacent listened to Semira deliver her unbeatable deal to Johan, Innacent felt anger begin to rise up within her, but said nothing as she waited for a response from her husband. Johan had hoped that confessing would get him out of being Semira's nutrition source, but saying "no" after being weakened would likely end with him dying. After thinking it through for a minute, he came upon a conclusion.
    "Wife?"
    "Hm?" Innacent expected him to respond to Semira.
    "If I turn down this deal, will you protect me from this vampire lady?"
    "I shall. You are my long-lost husband, and I do not want to lose you again."
    Johan seemed to sign in relief before boldly declaring his response to the deal.
    "Thanks for the offer, Semira, but I will not be acc-"
    "AS IF!"
    Interrupted by his wife, it took a few moments for the words to begin sinking in.
    "What?"
    "As if I will protect you after you played with this woman! I'm a goddess of judgement, and this kind of judgement is fitting for you."
    Dumbstruck, Johan gathered his thoughts.
    "Fine... I'll accept, for retribution. By body is ready!"
    The healing crystal had entirely run it's course through him, allowing him to stand up from his bed and spread out his arms in a surrendering position. What he did not realize was that his clothes were removed beforehand, and his bare, scarred body was fully exposed when the sheets fell away from him.
     
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    As Lorena yelled several of the crew also looked to Donavan. While true he wasn't happy he need to let Leon and Leif feel as if the pirates of the boar were on their side.
    "Uh Leon, these be sailors not soldiers. Aye a few severed but ye need to just tell em to head deeper into the islands" Clearing this throat he shouted to his crew
    "What the lad is trying to say is we be heading deeper into the place, so keep ye eyes peeled" The men started to settle as their own captain gave them orders.
    Donavan then slide over next to Lorena gently resting his arm across her back.
    "You do love trouble don't you..... well then i do have something to tell you then" whispering into her ear he spoke
    "The princess we are after.... we share a, history... not romantic but a history none the less" Starting trouble of his own he decided to change subjects.
    "Ye still have the crystal Blackwater, where ye be hiding it?" as he finished speaking he realised where it was, the same place she puts everything. Maybe she has a portal to another place between her breasts.... Enough of that
    As they walked Donavan noticed sets of tracks, some deeper than others.
    "Keep an eye on the tracks, they might lead us to the elfs"
     
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    Seeing her husband stand stark naked in front of another woman, Innacent scowled and flipped one of her tails in front of him.
    "Do not be so enthusiastic you lose your common sense."
    Looking at Serena, Innacent continued speaking as Karma meekly grabbed the blanket and wrapped it around himself.
    "As for you, he may have a duty to pay restitution to you as a recompense for his sins towards you, but he is still my husband, and my property. If you try anything foolish towards or with him, you shall be punished."
    Karma looked at her, a slightly confused expression on his face as he looked at Innacent.
    "Property? I thought that was figurative."
    "It is literal. Perhaps you might remember that other vow you made on our wedding day?"
    "I didn't know that was what it was for! And I forgot!"
    "Too late, and how unfortunate," she responded callously. "That was my way of keeping a tight reign on you, should you find another woman."
    "Jealous women! Doesn't matter if they are beggar or deity, they will always be jealous!"
    "Perhaps I should just sell you."
     
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    Semira wasn't bothered by the now stark naked Karma in front of her. She smirked at the sight, more so that he didn't realize he was naked, she found slightly funny. She gave a submissive wave when he offered her his arm.
    "I don't need any blood now, I just had that glass you gave me. I am a vampire, but I am not a leach"

    Semira burst into laughter...... after a moment she ended her laugh with a sigh.
    "I have no interest in your husband, other than his blood of course, but that's a debt he owes me for lying to me, other than that, I have no interest in him. She he is all yours,"


     
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    Lorena smirked when questioned about her loving to start trouble.
    "Me? start trouble? what kind of person do you think me be?"
    She acted all innocently, but that's all it was, an act. One Donavan would be used to by now. When he mentioned having a history with the princess, Lorena raised a brow at him. She ignored his question about the crystal
    "What do ye mean you have a history with her?"





    She looked at the tracks he pointed out but still kept her attention on him, curious as to what he and the princess had done in the past.
    "Ye be trying to change the subject on me, ye know that don't work with me, now tell me of this history ye had with her"
     
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    After seeing Captain Donavan give his orders in such a...low-key way, all I can do is stare in awkward silence. That's it? Where's the passion, where's the fire?! I...I can't believe what I'm seeing. After a while, I finally manage to quietly mutter a response which I'm not even sure he heard.
    "Oh, uh...okay, that works, too."

    "You'll have to excuse our captain. Loud, bombastic and completely over-the-top speeches are kind of his thing, in case you couldn't already tell. They always have been, in fact, it's like he just can't help himself."
    "Speaking of helping...you're not."
    The smug grin that Leif gives me in return is almost unbearable.

    "Who said I was trying to help?"
    He gives me a pat on the back-- can a pat on the back feel condescending? Because right now it does, it really does. After that, we both turn back to the crew, leaving Donavan and Lorena to their private-sounding conversation.

    Mordred casually walked towards the edge of the clearing they were standing in, speaking to Trinity as his eyes drifted all around around the forest.
    "It's quite simple, really. I kept you here to teach you another lesson in survival."
    When he made it to the edge, he leaned against a nearby tree, finally fixing his gaze in Trinity's direction.
    "If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Always assume that your enemy is one step further than you think they are and plan accordingly. For example, if your enemy has set a trap, find it and make them think that you have fallen into it..."
    Like a bolt of lightning, he suddenly drew his sword and thrust it straight into the chest of an elven scout that was hiding right next to him.
    "...Then spring your own."
    With a gasp, another scout ran out from behind cover, but he was soon restrained by chains of darkness summoned by Mordred. No matter how much the elf tried to break free, the chains held him just as firmly as the genuine article and perhaps even moreso. All he could do was struggle uselessly as Mordred walked up to him and delivered the killing blow. After he was finished, Mordred looked up to Trinity, his expression even more grim than usual.
    "They know."


    "Of course we do."
    A surprised Mordred immediately whipped around to face the source of the mysterious voice. When he did, a mysterious man in black dropped down from a nearby tree. The only indication that he was male came from his deep, raspy voice as his features were entirely obscured by a black hooded cloak, along with a similarly black mask that had some sort of elven runes carved in it. Mordred readied his sword and took an aggressive stance; in response, the figure merely let out an amused laugh, letting his arms hang to his side without even bothering to draw the curved sword on his waist.
    "Hee hee...your ragtag band of adventurers weren't exactly being subtle, you know. I hope you're not as incompetent as you look. Then again, you made it out of that prison, so I guess that's something. You might be fun to play with after all--"

    He was cut off when Mordred swiftly charged towards him, bringing an overhead blow down on the cloaked figure. But for all of his speed and vigor, his blow was deflected when the elf drew his sword in defense. The sword glowed a deep crimson, a deeply unsettling aura emanating from it as if the blade itself was crying out for battle, blood and death...much like the one who wields it, truth be told. The two of them locked blades as Mordred gave him a hateful glare. The cloaked figure then began laughing quietly to himself, growing steadily louder and more unhinged by the second.
    "Hee...ha ha, ah ha ha ha! Yes! That's perfect! That's exactly what I was hoping to see from you humans! I take back every negative thing I said; this is going to be fun after all."

    With a grunt of frustration, Mordred broke off with his foe and took a quick step back. All the while, the elven swordsman never stopped cackling to himself, though it did become slightly more subdued.
    "Oh, you have no idea how much I'd love to settle this right here and now. The mere thought of watching that rebellious stare contort in agony as I flay the flesh from your bones is simply...exquisite. Unfortunately, my master has forbidden it. I really must be going now but before I do, what is your name, human?"

    "I see no reason to tell you that."
    "Hmph. Very well, but I'm sure you won't mind if I tell you mine. I do so for all of my victims so they may burn it into their minds as they leave this mortal coil for the world beyond."
    He held up his right hand and a magic ring began to glow from beneath his gauntlet.
    "Maartuz Kendov. Remember that name, human warrior."
    Just as he finished speaking, he disappeared in a flash of light.
    A frustrated Mordred sheathed his sword and turned back to Trinity.
    "Our enemy has tipped their hand. That must mean they are confident in their victory. That...is most certainly a cause for concern."


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    After walking along the path for some time, we've finally made it to something! It's just a fork in the road, but this path has been going along for ages and it all looks exactly the same, so at this point I'm up for just about anything that'll give us a change of pace.
    "Crew of the Dragon, halt! Crew of the Boar, ye should probably be haltin' too, but only if Captain Donavan be sayin' so and not me."


    Leif groans as he smacks his face with his palm, both because of what Leon said and because Leon had put on his obviously fake pirate accent once again.
    "Smooth, Leon. Real smooth."


    Ignoring Leif's remark, I take a quick look down the two paths that this forest is branching off into. I can already tell...these paths are gonna go on for a pretty long distance. That's not good. We don't exactly have a map of this place, so it's anyone's guess which way is the right one. I guess there's only one thing to do.
    "I've got a plan, mateys!"
    As I call out, my crew snaps to attention immediately, just the way I like it!
    "We'll be splittin' up into two groups so's we can cover more ground. That way, we'll be sure ta find the princess and the sword, just in case they be gone in different directions."
    I then look over to Donavan give him a nod.
    "If that be alright with ye, of course, Captain Donavan. It just be an idea and I don't want to be oversteppin' my bounds."
    I ignore Leif as he groans again, a little louder this time.


    OOT: As you can see, I've set things up for our characters to go in two different directions, but they don't necessarily have to. Basically, I wanted to give everyone a choice on what they want to do next. One path will lead to a story-heavy section with a lot of dialogue and not much fighting going on (at first) while the other path leads right to a boss battle, so just let me know what you're in the mood for and I'll make sure your character goes the right way.
     
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    "So be it. I could argue the fact that you owe him for not eviscerating you on the spot when the both of you first met, when he chose instead to feed you under the pretense of poisoning. But no matter."
    Innacent stood up, and pulled a set of clothes she had found from a chest. Earlier, when her husband Karma slept, she found this set of clothes and made some of her own touches to it. In response to Karma's recent display of his heavily scarred body, she handed him the clothes.
    "Clothes for you to cover what only I should see." Walking to Semira, Innacent scooted her out of the room. "And if you do not mind, some privacy. We will be out shortly to rejoin the other travelers."
    Once Innacent removed Semira from the room, Karma began dressing himself into the new outfit.
    "Where is my old coat?"
    Innacent pointed next to the bed.
    "I left it there while you slept. I do not understand why you would wear it now."
    "My muscle tissue and structure is superior to the average man's. That coat is heavy enough to restrict a certain amount of that strength so that I could fit in with the common person." Karma bent down to pick up his coat. "With that needle I used to paralyze part of my body gone, it should be no problem for me to-" He stopped speaking when he tugged on his coat, unable to budge it. He attempted lifting it, but to no avail. Mockingly, Innacent commented on his struggling.
    "My, how pitiful. What was that you said about being superior?"
    "Oh, shut up!" Karma gave up, sweating from his failed efforts. "I think something in me broke down from using too many berserk crystals and going removing my limiter."
    Shaking his head, Karma tied his long hair into a ponytail and rounded up his gear that had all been brought into the room beforehand. Out of healing crystals, all he had left were his sustenance type crystals, berserk crystals, purification filter, equilibrium crossbow and his weightless sword.
    "I am ready now."
    He stepped out of the room where Semira waited, with Innacent following.
    "Semira, we'll be headed to where the rest of crew have gone to. If you want, you can follow along, but we won't be coming back for some time. The wife and I will have a lot to catch up on."

    OOT:
    Had to puppet Semira slightly to avoid the usual blah blah back-and-forth posts that would go into an event like this.
    And, Karma's new clothes:
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    Hasty sketch awhile back. I can't draw violins. =<
     
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