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    Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:08 pm

    The wide, multi-layered roof where the airships usually dock is clear, save it be for the enormous maroon envelope on the far side of the building that blocks out a portion of the brilliant blue Caribbean sky. The ship is basically shaped like some sort of abnormally oversized sea creature, sleek and elegant, though the gondola of the ship is the typical cylindrical sheaf of your every day zeppelin. A stair well is open, connecting the airship and the roof. At the foot of the stairs is man in a creme colored suit. He seems to be waiting patiently.



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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  JR Murray on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:52 am

    I offer Jarreth a hand, which is now completely normal. "I did not mean to force you to the ground, merely make sure I was not first through. I have been forced through many doors in my career, and not all of them were pleasant on the other side. My apologies. And since you were not luring me to my demise, I offer you my hand as one of friendship."
    Jarreth stares at the hand, then back at me. "Friends usually tell each other their name. You have told me nothing."
    "James. James Canis. C'mon, get up!"
    Jarreth takes my hand, and I pull him upright, then dust off his back. While doing so I sniff at the air. The salt pervades everything, but I can smell the reek of rotten vegetation from a swamp across the island, and the clean smell of the forest all around. I also detect an unknown scent from behind me. I whirl around, fist raised. There is a man in a suit, standing silently, not rushing to attack as expected.
    "I assume this is not the actual arena then?" I ask Jarreth.
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:28 am

    OOC: James, first off, I'm gonna refrain from posting in character until we have a few more people up here (which will give me time to post in the Empire ^^). And thank you for being such a good sport. I'm still getting the hang of things.

    One thing I gotta say, though, is that writing for Jarreth is kinda godmodding. Please try to refrain from it. Not mad, I actually think the timing was good and it's really frustrating when you want to keep writing and you just need someone to say/do something in the middle of what you're doing. But that's part of the fun thing of rapid-fire gaming. What if what I said totally changed your reaction? You can go from friends to foes in a matter of only a few posts... or from foes into best friends. Who knows! Anywho, thank you for listening to my rant. Wink
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Izzy Burnham on Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:57 pm

    OoC: Hello! Izzy's here. Smile
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:34 pm

    OOC: Alright, we almost have everyone. Just waiting for Afton and Oselav. I'll being Jay (Shado) in as he catches up. shouldn't be that difficult. Anywho! I'm excited!

    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Afton E. Lavertue on Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:06 pm

    OOC: I'M HEEEERREE!!!
    And hello!
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Oselav Eelioskavich on Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:29 pm

    OOC: I'm ready.
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:09 am

    OOC: okay, looks like it's time to start. Unfortunately, Oselav, due to a serious lack of respect, will not be joining us. I really hate to do that, but some people just clash and we clashed. nuf said.

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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:11 pm

    OOC: okay. Gonna make this as not-confusing as possible... hopefully! Wink

    IC:

    Jarreth

    Jarreth shrugged at James's question. "How should I know if it's an actual arena or not? It's not like they threw me in there before. But I have to go with you. I know that you can probably handle yourself, but I have to find out what's going on here. Come on." There was a slight falter in his step as Jarreth headed for the man with the over-large zeppelin.

    ~~~~~

    Ve

    Almost tripping over herself as she stepped onto the roof, Ve choked, sputtered, then straightened herself, trying to regain her composure. It couldn't be him. Why did it have to be him? Why, of all the people escorting them to the arena, did it have to be him?

    ~~~~~

    Sir Reginard

    Reginard whipped around to face Izzy after seeing who exactly it was across the docks from them. Fear was clearly written on his face, though he was trying to control it. "Izzy?" He said testily. In an instant he was frustrated with himself. Why did he bother trusting her so much? Why did he even care? This was a job. Stick to the job. But he couldn't and he knew that now.

    OOC: dun dun dun! Now that we're all together, it shall proceed with awesomeness. To answer a few foreseen questions, No. Everyone is not on the same side of the building. We'll have someone on the second tere, someone below them and a person on either side (yes, I know that's four, it gives you some options to pick and choose.) Ve and Reginard know eachother. Jarreth is kind of clueless, as usual. And, we still have the entire trip to Vancouver Island to figure things out and pick up more passengers. Tadah! cheers
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Izzy Burnham on Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:20 pm

    Izzy was clearly confused by the turn of events, and even more so by the sudden terror on her... Whatever Reginard was to her's face. "I'm right here, what is going on?" She looked around her and saw a few other people, and her hand instinctively went to the hilt of her sword.
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:34 pm

    Reginard

    "Izzy, that man, the one by the zeppelin, is my employer. I can't have you making a scene. Now, either you're a new recruit or my prisoner. We have to figure this out before I take you to him." He chewed on the inside of his cheek knowing fully that he couldn't protect her forever.
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Izzy Burnham on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:26 pm

    She looked between him and the man on the zeppelin, "If I'm a new recruit, what do I do? I can fake prisoner status easily enough, but I'd rather not get handcuffed twice in one day."
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:15 pm

    Reginard nodded absently, thinking things over. "Well, I'm afraid you're going into the arena either way. Also, you're not going back into hand cuffs. The point of this rally point is to get the... uh... contestants to come willingly. The question is, do you want to throw away your identity in order to become both a Seeker and a Moonlighter, or would you rather fight with no assumptions?" It was a tough choice, one he had to make himself. He often wondered if it was the right choice.
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  JR Murray on Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:50 am

    I sniffed the air again, there were many scents of different people in the air now, and none he recognised. He tried to pinpoint them, but the buffeting wind eddied the scent trails around too much. They were spread out around the Zeppelin,and none in the line of sight. He could pick up scraps of conversation from the other side though. "Jarreth, can you be clear with me on two things, as clear as you can. Who is the man with the Zepplin? And what exactly do you know about this Arena? You have not seen it yourself obviously. But any background knowledge is better than nothing."
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Izzy Burnham on Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:37 am

    "If I'm going into this, I'm going in with my identity and title in tact. They're all I have anymore, and I'll be damned if I let that go." She looked across the zeppelin at the others. "Who else is here?" A familiar voice wafted over the air, though she couldn't quite remember who it belonged to.
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:52 am

    Reginard

    Shrugging, Reginard followed her gaze. "I don't know. There were a lot of people brought in today. But, so long as you want to stay you, I have to warn you, this isn't going to be pleasant. Just get out of there as quickly as you can. We won't be able to talk like this again. I have to keep up appearance. You understand?"

    He had to admit to himself, that part would be the worst of it. Loosing himself in the act again. Ceasing to be who he was and being stuck in the form of Sir Terrance Reginard.

    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Afton E. Lavertue on Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:09 am

    Afton stumbled through the door after Ve. She took in the breathtaking surroudings and felt and odd sort of relief at being out of the mysteriously opulent building. Afton's one track mind spotted the ship almost instantly and was overcome by the desperate impulse to sprint toward it. She didn't know where she was or who any of these people were, but if there was one place she felt safe it was aboard an airship.

    As she began to take a step forward, she was suddenly aware of Ve. She seemed to be struggling with something... internal.
    Not that it can be helped. The duck lady is absolutely bonkers. Why do I even bother?

    Afton looked forward to the zeppelin, gently putting a few fingers on Ve's shoulder. "I think that man might be waiting for us."


    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Afton E. Lavertue on Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:27 am

    OOC: Sorry for the double post. I had a question. I may have just missed it, but is there somewhere in the the wiki that talks about the cost of magic and how it all works?
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:24 pm

    OOC: Well, I didn't do a very good job of organizing the cost of magic, but this are some good places to start:

    http://shadowcastchronicles.wikia.com/wiki/Aether

    http://shadowcastchronicles.wikia.com/wiki/Witches

    http://shadowcastchronicles.wikia.com/wiki/Wizards

    IC: Ve

    "Oh," Ve muttered, barely able to contain herself. "He's waiting for us alright. Waiting to kill us and rip out our throats in a gay bath of blood, lovey." She twitched slightly, blinking profusely. It was difficult enough to hold back the crazed memories without him being right there.

    Then, as though someone turned a key in her mind, everything was covered with a faint lavender haze. "Would yuh like to meet him, then?"
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  JR Murray on Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:55 am

    OOC: sorry Izzy, but here I am a completely different character, One James Canis, not Doric at all. So you won't recognise me! Shocked


    And i seem to have been left behind, I asked Jarreth some stuff....


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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Afton E. Lavertue on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:25 am

    Afton's impulses were stifled as soon as Ve had spoken. She stared at Ve , letting the shock show plainly in her wide eyes.

    With the airship looking much less appealing, she finally noticed the others on the roof. She silently reviewed the various locations on her person where she had stuffed her weapons and tried to calm herself. Afton's specialty was in defense and its respective shields and abilities, but she liked her secret kept and usually tried to remain as invisible as possible.

    As long as I can keep my composure...

    She cleared her throat quietly while cozening a good straightening to her skirt. "Do I have a choice?"
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:41 pm

    OOC: Oh my gosh, James, I didn't even see your response back there! I shall get to it.

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    Jarreth

    Jarreth shrugged. "As far as I know, that man is some head honcho of big time adelaide manufacturing company. Or something like that. Dunno why he'd be here though. Never met him personally. As for the ship, looks like your average cruise-liner. I grew up in Pacifica, back on the west coast. We got lost of them. Not as cool as the Helmstaar if you ask me, but still... pretty neat piece of machinery."

    ~~~~~

    Ve

    Ve shuttered once then turned to look at Afton. "What's it about choices? Oh yeah, whachu say in a situation like this? Geronimo?" She reached out her gloved hand for Afton's, a sweet, timid smile on her face. She turned up her chin, much like a cat looking for a scritch.

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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  JR Murray on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:43 pm

    OOC: Is fine mam, i actually had no idea there was a second page until yesterday! Could not work out why i was getting emails concerning replies, but could not find them lol.

    IC: "Right then. Manufacturing Honcho. Air cruiser. Machines. We are off for a trip, to Oz maybe. All seems innocent enough right now, makes me feel doubly bad for shoving you through the door like that. Let's get on then shall we?"
    James began to stride towards the airship.



    OOC: can I just ask, is this now the role play, or are we all still in training?
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:21 am

    OOC: a bit of both, mostly RP though. Wink
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    Re: Of Airships and Shapeshifters

    Post  Alethearia on Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:29 pm

    Jarreth

    Jarreth nodded once and proceeded toward the man in the very fine suit, growing more nervous all the while. Under any normal circumstances, Jarreth wouldn't have had a problem working with a "respectable business man". It was part of his job description. However, with this man? Everything about him spoke "Stormageddon Lord of All", which wouldn't put anyone in a very talkative mood.

    The man looked at Jarreth appraisingly, which set Jarreth more on edge. Still, Jarreth put on a brave face, stood a little taller and tried desperately not to shove his hands in his pockets.

    "Jarreth Harper, sir. And this is James... uh... It starts with an 'M'."

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