Sacred Army: Part I

Status
Not open for further replies.
You Know The Name
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
3,275
Reaction score
0
"Alright, everyone ready to go?" Destiny asked with a slight smiled. She drew her flute ready to play another spell, Finally, that's all over...
 
The Calm of the Storm
Joined
Jul 20, 2012
Messages
1,511
Reaction score
1
Ame nods as she relaxes. Finally, they would be out of this place.
 
Creator of Nathan Castle
Joined
Dec 26, 2011
Messages
682
Reaction score
0
Ahmal slowly paced up towards the sarcophagus, still training his bow on the lid. He stopped and waited, desperate for the fight to be finished.
 
You Know The Name
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
3,275
Reaction score
0
"It's empty!" Tye remarked, looking around with suspicion.
-----
Destiny played her flute, teleporting the group back to HQ.
 
The Calm of the Storm
Joined
Jul 20, 2012
Messages
1,511
Reaction score
1
"Finally, we're home." Ame grinned, then took a pondering expression." I wonder how the other group is doing."
 
Level 7
Joined
Aug 23, 2010
Messages
4,304
Reaction score
7
Lilith smirked, the golden fruit still clutched in her hand as she watched the puzzled group surround the empty sarcophagus. She was, admittedly, a little take aback that no one had yet deduced the gravity of the situation. Apparently, a less subtle, more theatrical approach, was necessary.

A swirling black mass of bats burst forth from the apparently empty coffin, engulfing the party in a cloud of the screeching, biting creatures for several seconds before they dispersed, surrounding Lilith on the raised hill opposite the coffin, where she still stood by the towering tree. She began her calm, steady descent down the hillside, through the dense foliage, plucking another fruit from the low-lying branches as she approached. Several bats abruptly dropped to the ground with a thud, before clambering to their feet as they took humanoid shape, swirling black mist masking their transformation. The vampires flashed a cruel, familiar smile as they followed Lilith toward the group, now in lockstep with her - each with the same smug expression on their faces identical to those of the vampires they had met outside.

"What's the matter?" she asked dryly, her cold eyes flitting briefly to the empty sarcophagus, "Not what you were looking for?"
 
Creator of Nathan Castle
Joined
Dec 26, 2011
Messages
682
Reaction score
0
Ahmal jumped from the pedestal as the bats left the coffin. He stalked Lilith into the foliage, worried about her going off alone. He had suffered a cut to the arm when the vampires errupted from their cage, but he would manage. He watched as a score of vampires materialised around Lilith. He had been right, they would target her. He loosed an arrow at one of them, reloading.
 
Have a pancake.
Joined
Apr 12, 2010
Messages
1,603
Reaction score
0
"I don't know about you guys, but I could eat a hippogriff. Anyone care to join me?" Tad said, a general question but eyeing Destiny in particular.
 
Level 7
Joined
Aug 23, 2010
Messages
4,304
Reaction score
7
Ahmal's arrow stuck straight into the vampire's shoulder, with little effect.

"Calm down, Ahmal..." Lilith said, in perfect unison with the vampires around her as they approached, "We don't want to hurt you... We're here to help."

The other vampires now fell silent as she continued, "I am Lilith, the first vampire, and daughter of Eden. I was there when it all began... I watched as it all went wrong."

She now extended her hand, the golden fruit still clutched between her fingers, "You've traveled such a long way, you look hungry."
 
The Calm of the Storm
Joined
Jul 20, 2012
Messages
1,511
Reaction score
1
"I could use some food myself. And some coffee." After a moments though, she shuddered. "The good kind, not that overpriced stuff that they hock at that one popular chain..."
 
Creator of Nathan Castle
Joined
Dec 26, 2011
Messages
682
Reaction score
0
Ahmal took a few paces back. He kept his bow raised and, unable to train it on all the vampires at once, aimed it at Lilith.

"Why would you help us, you abominations? Why should I even trust you?" He didn't take that apple. He'd heard too many stories of people taking apples to go wrong in his experience to even consider taking one of the golden fruit.
 
Level 7
Joined
Aug 23, 2010
Messages
4,304
Reaction score
7
Lilith's lips curved into a smile as she lowered her peace offering, now pacing deliberately around Ahmal, "Does it not cause you to pause," she began, circling ever closer and closer to Ahmal, "that you would be led here, to slay a vampire... a being you've never encountered before, and know little about... with no explanation as to why? Have we wronged you in some way?"

Lowering her scimitar slowly, she slid it into its sheath, "If we are the wretched, predatory creatures you imagine, how have we remained hidden from the modern world for so long?"

She now raised the golden, dew-dripped fruit once more, holding it directly between her face and his, "I was the first. I tasted immortality when the rest of humanity had lost it. Ask yourself, in my position, what would you have done? If you knew there was something you could do, that would allow you to escape death... forever... and all you had to do in return was taste it...

"Would you?" In her skilled manipulation of misdirection, which she had first displayed the day prior in the skills demonstration, she was now inches from Ahmal, the pungent aroma of the dripping, gold fruit permeating the air as she offered it once more, a well-meaning smile on Lilith's face.
 
You Know The Name
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
3,275
Reaction score
0
Tye smirked, black lightning ripped down his arms in an instant as he quickly drew his sword. The blade had the same energy coursing through it as his aura. He lifted the sword with one hand, pointing to the group of vampires. "PAL-A-DIN" Tye accented in a mocking tone. Just as he did, a beam of sunlight burst from the tip of his sword directly toward he group of Vampires. "Now, that I have your attention...maybe you will kindly hop-off my friend and continue to 'persuade' us from back there" Tye had dealt with vampires one-to-many times, being a Master-Rank Paladin.
---------
Destiny smiled at the suggestion, she clipped her flute to her belt and walked over to Tad. "Sure, food sounds great...but I have to warn you, I'm picky" she giggled.
 
Creator of Nathan Castle
Joined
Dec 26, 2011
Messages
682
Reaction score
0
Lilith was close to him now. Ahmal could smell the apple and a slight aroma from Lilith. He was definitely never going to take the apple. He'd heard enough stories about apples to know that they should be avoided. Instead he pulled his bowstring.

"If I let this go, it'll all be over. Give me a reason why I shouldn't." He waited, feeling a bead of sweat dribble down his forehead. What if she were right? What if the vampires really were harmless?
 
Have a pancake.
Joined
Apr 12, 2010
Messages
1,603
Reaction score
0
"If the brainiacs that work here can come up with stuff like," Tad said to Ame, pointing to the holo-table, "then I'm sure they can at least figure out how to make a decent cuppa."

"Sure, food sounds great...but I have to warn you, I'm picky," Destiny then said, giggling.

"Challenge accepted," he replied, gallantly offering his arm to Destiny.
 
Gone forever.
Joined
Feb 17, 2009
Messages
16,407
Reaction score
0
Vincent wrapped his arms around both Destiny and Tad's shoulders.
"I saw a fairly nice looking diner on the way here, and I think one of the cards they gave me was a credit card...Perhaps a night on the town is in order? We did just beat the bad guys." He turned to Ame and Seraeus.
"You down for it?"
 
Level 7
Joined
Aug 23, 2010
Messages
4,304
Reaction score
7
As the lesser vampires snarled and recoiled in surprise, Lilith stood stock still, her eyes glaring directly into the burst of light as her pupils narrowed into slits. That smirk really irked her, why do they always smirk?

"You've not faced one such as I," she muttered, taking a step back from Ahmal, "I was there when the sun was young... I suppose you'll dangle cloves of garlic in my face next?" Without warning she, the lesser vampires, and a legion of apparently inanimate objects around the chamber burst into clouds of screeching bats and joined the massive swarm swirling overhead as they descended, filling the room as they scratched, bit, and attempted to cling onto the group.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top