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MessageSujet: Katsikolofos   Sam 30 Juin - 16:09


Katsikolofos

It is a town of a  few hundred inhabitants at the base of a mountain part of the chain that forms the region's natural frontier with the neighboring region Tiria.

Its proximity to both mines up in the mountains and feeding grounds for livestock, has made it an ideal place for a commercial town to grow. Now a days more and more roads lead there from within the region, as many supplier,s craftsmen, merchants of all kinds and wary travelers stop by the town to enjoy some rest, its products and its lovely scenery. Sheletered by the mountain range on its West, the town rarely suffers from weather phenomena but has run into trouble with landslides occasionaly.

The townsfolk, used to travelers, are warm and welcoming, although quick to suck visitors dry of their cash. The town has a wall on the mountain's side for protection from falling rocks, however the rest of it is open and free of access. A river runs some hundred meters to its East, providing a fresh water supply.




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MessageSujet: Re: Katsikolofos   Sam 30 Juin - 17:08

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31 Octobre 4846

12:30, the Drunken Shepperd inn and tavern, Katsikolofos.

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Apollo, no doubt tired from his travels had ever so slightly overslept. Although his sleep was not yet as peaceful as he’d wish, it was definitely starting to make up for that horrible business a couple of nights ago. The soft bed and the peace of mind of a room with four walls, provided sufficient comfort for him to wear off his travel’s fatigue. It was once again one of these days where gentle sunrays pouring from your window gently warm your leg, begging you to rise, whereas you only wish for the peacefulness to go on and the world to forget you, just so that you can sleep five more minutes, or a couple hours.

The street’s distant chatter could barely reach the warden’s ears, nestled as he was on the inn’s second floor. Instead, it was the succulent odours coming from downstairs that rose him from his sleep. Something good was cooking! Real meat, not like the dried traveling supplies the young man had had to gulp the last few days. The smell briefly reminded him of that night at Axladi.

Once he made his way down stairs, he got contacted by his owl, ever the vigilant familiar, he had followed his master’s orders and had kept watch over his room the entire night, leaving only momentarily to feed himself on some passing mice. Although his hunt had been successful, he did not manage to see anything suspicious lurking around Apollo’s inn, human or otherwise. Furthermore, as the sun was pretty up there, we would now head off to sleep, in a shadowy cranny within the inn’s roof. He had waited for Apollo to wake up on his own before speaking with him, but was now due for some much deserved rest himself.

Upon reaching the common area, Apollo found it rather busy. Several people, both guests and employees were busying themselves left and right. Some were putting up decorations, some were carrying supplies to the kitchen, others simply sat and laughed enjoying their lunch. There was a vibe in the air Apollo recognised all too easily despite his lingering drowsiness. A panigiri.

Indeed, from the table he sat to near the front of the inn, through the now sparkling windows he could see everyone in the street making just as busy. More lanterns were put up, more ribbons and other colourful decorations of all kinds. Everyone, both inside and outside the inn seemed in a particularly good mood, all smiles and ready to party.

It was not long before Apollo learned of the reason behind all these preparations. He soon overheard it from a group eating at a nearby table. The king’s crowning anniversary. It had been 5 years since Dolmadaki the Second had stepped up to fill his father’s shoes. Apollo remembered reading something about that in a local paper during his stay at Axladi. Something about the king moving the national anniversary to a date later in the month, by respect for the previous king’s passing. So today was this date then.



When the innkeeper brought him his food, some deer stew with a fair portion of red wine, Apollo was no doubt glad to hear, that both his stay at the inn and this meal were on the house, on account of it being the day it was. But ever the one to busy himself, Apollo was quick to get to work, perhaps sick of all the partying.

The innkeeper, answered the man’s questions truthfully and with no hesitation, seemingly used to passing around directions to his guests. At first however, he did not mention at all the route Apollo had taken to reach Katsikolofos. Instead he spoke of following the main roads which would take Apollo all around the mountains from the South, only crossing into Tiria at sea level, far far to the South of the region. This was apparently the safest way to go about it and the road taken by most people to undertake the journey. Quite the slog as he joked but definitely worth it if you wish to make it big at Tiria’s gold mines. After Apollo insisted a bit, the innkeeper did remember of the path the warden had taken. A steep path through the mountains, dangerous as much because of its poor condition and weather hazards, as for the fact it was used so little God only knew what nastiness had taken residence up there. Bandits, monsters, wild beasts. He did not recommend it to Apollo, they had lost many travellers on that path and the locals had all but forgotten about it. He did not mention any particular villages on the way to Axladi other than the ones Apollo might have come across on his way here. But he did mention there used to be one nearby. Apollo, ever the bright son of a bitch, caught on and inquired about it, as it was likely to be his destination.

And it was.

Saganaki, it used to be called said the innkeeper. Not that far from town, up in the mountains in a small plateau. A really poor village with but a handful of habitants and of no particular interest. But storms and landslides had all but levelled it reportedly, it had been years since they had lost contact with its community. People who went there could never find even if but the ruins of the place, even people who had grown there. It was determined the village had been tragically levelled during a mountain slide and that everyone there had died. Since then no one really bothered to check the place, except the odd tourist or the traveller in a rush to get his career started in Axladi. Yet, in an effort to spook out the warden, the innkeeper added with a frightening face and a whispering voice, that there were those who said they saw town lights up in the mountains on foggy nights, when they were lost away from town and looking for their way back. But the lights never checked out when they got nearby, as if they had never been there at all! Some say these lights appear exactly where the lost village used to be!      

Of course then the innkeeper burst of laughter and gave a mighty slap to Apollo’s shoulder before turning away to let him enjoy his food.

From where he sat, with but a look outside, Apollo could see the clear blue sky with but a few white clouds here and there. Nothing suspicious seemed to be going on in town, at least as far as he could tell sitting there in his inn. All was peaceful with the world. It looked like it would be a lovely day.




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MessageSujet: Re: Katsikolofos   Jeu 5 Juil - 9:23

By the time Apollo got himself ready and had performed the morning's task of gathering information, noon was close.

Emilia: "Let's just enjoy the Panigiri and start moving in the afternoon! Being well fed and rested will only help you focus on the task. Spring water and dried meat is good but will only take you so far!"

Apollo thanked the innkeeper for his hospitality and for answering his questions.

No wonder the road he had taken was so empty then! People just avoid it and take a safer detour! But that was not an option for Apollo. He was here for work, and naturally that meant he would go to all the wrong places at the wrong time!

As he was reconsidering his life choices, Apollo noticed a group of musicians outside the inn.


Musician 1: "What do you mean, Sotiris is too drunk to play? It's not even noon, God damn it!"

Musician 2: "His girlfriend is driving him crazy, he needs to drink a lot."

Musician 3: "AND IS HIS GIRLFRIEND GOING TO PLAY THE VIELLE WITH US? We're supposed to start before noon!"

Music! A good change of pace. And Apollo was good with a violin, a vielle would probably work the same!

Fifteen minutes later, Apollo was on a platform with the rest of the musicians, Sotiris's vielle in hand.


Musician 2: "Thanks for the help lad! Don't worry, we'll put on a good show!"

Of Cards and Kegs:
 

Even Emilia decided to join in on the fun, and positioning herself on the front, she started dancing to the melody of the musicians. Around them tables were set and people started feasting in celebration to Dolmadaki's reign.




"Le bien, le mal peuvent-ils être quantifiés? Le destin d'une âme n'a-t-elle pas une valeur si inestimable qu'il n'est pas possible de la réduire à une simple mesure? Telle est la question..." -Apollo Anansi

"Ne jouez pas à saute-mouton avec une licorne!" - Emilia Anansi

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MessageSujet: Re: Katsikolofos   Ven 6 Juil - 0:43

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Worst Day, 22:36.

Apollo came to, slowly. He choked on the surrounding dust, he struggled to open his eyes, they burned and itched from the smoke. The air was hot and scorched his lungs with every breath. He was on his arse, back against what used to be a house’s wall, now little more than an unusually shaped rock. His clothes were covered with dust, dirt and blood, they were torn and burned in places.

He had been pierced on the left side of his stomach by a metal pipe, probably a part of the wall against which he had been thrown. The metal felt cool and painful, but at least it stopped any bleeding for now. Apollo was dizzy, his vision was blurry, his movements sluggish. His ears were still ringing from the explosion. A sharp pain from his right shin made a pretty clear statement that it was broken. Even healing magic would have a tough time with that.

Far above, thunder echoed in a sky covered with black clouds and greenish unnatural lightening. All around him, screams and crying were made manifest as his hearing progressively recovered. Before him, blocks upon blocks of empty space, were the town’s buildings used to be. Now smouldering ruins, pieces of burning wood, far in between smoking debris and broken lives.    

How had it come to this?

A few hours back, none of this would have been imaginable.


Katsikolofos, 17:45, 31 October 4846.


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Apollo had enjoyed a wonderful and quiet morning. Filled his belly with warm and tasty food, and off he was onto the streets. The innkeeper had provided some valuable information, but nothing entirely surprising or alarming. If the situation with the ghost village had gone on for a while, it could certainly bear to continue a bit longer! Or at least so the Anansis thought! It would appear the local festivities and inclination to party had grown on them. That or the warden was really really sick of dried meat rations.  

Either way, fate would have it he remains in town that day, instead of wandering the mountains.

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At any rate, Apollo was once again walking streets filled with laughter and joy. In his walks around town, he quickly noticed that while some folks were indeed very patriotic and happy of their king’s rule, most were just out and about to have a good time. To enjoy themselves, even if only for a little while, in these times of trouble. Even the city’s guards, usually so stern and prompt to doubt, seemed to have dropped heir worries for the day, they lazily patrolled the streets exchanging pleasantries with the populace.

By some interesting coincidence, the warden found himself temporarily the member of a band. His performance was caught by quite the crowd, which seemed to rather enjoy it at that! Though he was no doubt out of practice, Apollo managed to follow the tunes of his fellows well enough. Probably caught the eye of a couple damsels in the crowd while at it. After all his colleagues were not quite as handsome.

As the hours went by and the sky darkened, beautiful colours filled the heavens with the imminent sunset setting the mood for a night of fierce partying. Nary a cloud was in sight, a cool breeze swept through the town, reminding everyone that winter was all too close.

More and more songs could be heard across the town, as the lanterns in the streets were slowly brought to life, basking everyone in their warm light. Wine, as well as all other kinds of alcohol, began flowing generously once again, to fill the cups of locals and foreigners alike.    

Much like at Axladi, the town’s squares and plazas soon transformed into impromptu dance stages. Once again, tables were brought together both in and outside of the many taverns of the city. The feast was all set and ready to go. As soon as the night had settled for good, fireworks would be thrown following the mayor’s speech and everyone would be free to get down to business!


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Is how it should have went down.

Apollo was still in the streets when it begun, on his way to some festivity or another. First came a quick but powerful gust of wind. Not cold, not particularly alarming, but abrupt and strong enough for those already well into their drink to lose balance momentarily.

Then twenty seconds later, another gust, this one lasting just a bit longer, came to shake things up. Some of the lanterns went out, some decorations fell from the roofs, the windows.

Many started to wonder what was happening with the weather, this was highly unusual. In the shadow of the mountains, they rarely had such strong winds out of nowhere. Not downtown at least. The third time, was as if a storm had brewed right into the middle of town. Most of the candles and lanterns went out, window shutters and doors slammed with violence from the winds. Maidens’ hats were carried off into the distance. As the last rays of sun faded beneath the horizon, dark clouds creeped into the skies. In but a minute, the entirety of the sky was gone, hidden behind ominous clouds. Although the winds eventually died down, so did the cheer in town. Though many tried to carry on with their celebration, even more, worryingly turned their eyes to the skies, expecting a thunderstorm of some kind. Some even starting packing things back into their homes and inns. After all, if it was going to rain, they would have take this inside.

But it was no regular old rain that followed, but something much, much, worse.

Far in the distance, towards the South-West, a huge thunderbolt was seen heading straight for the ground. The following roar made the buildings tremble, hundreds of kilometres from the point of impact, the noise was deafening.

Then followed a few precious seconds of silence. Everyone seemed frozen in place.

Then came a woman’s voice, ghastly and arrogant, it echoed throughout the heavens, all around the country. Her voice had a slight reverberation to it, as if she were some godly being. Or some ghost they had happily buried in their past, going by some of the psarosoupean’s faces.  


" Good eveeeniiiiiiiiing Psarosoupa! "

Her tone was energetic, full of cheer, she sounded like a commentator for a big fight, like a wind unchained. A bird finally freed from its cage.

" It has been a WHILE! How are my favourite god-fearing assholes doing? "

The comment made none too happy, yet very few found it in themselves to shout back an answer to the woman’s taunting. Most simply stood there in awe.  

" Aw, I see you have almost stopped killing each other! How boring. Talk about ruining the one thing you had going for you. "

She was clearly enjoying this very much.

" Anyway, we’ve been watching you have a good time lately, what with all the panigiria and all, so we got kind of jealous and we decided to throw one of our own! And what better day for it than today, since today is also the crowning anniversary of your king? This was today right? We wouldn’t miss it for the world!

So… rejoice! People of Psarosoupa! Tonight, is a Hexenacht!

Let us join in your festivities! Take our hands and let us dance the night away into oblivion! Oh, and congratulations to your emperor of course! He’s really killing it!

Shishishishi. Shishishishishi! SHISHISHISHISHISHISHISHISHISHISHIASHIASHIASHIASHIA! "


She had a laugh like death.

Her haunting laughter faded into the night. Yet remained in the minds of people for years to come. A malevolent scar, never to disappear. At the back of his head, even Apollo could not help but find it familiar. A sentiment that did not seem to be shared with Emilia however.

It was not long after her announcement, that the first explosions were heard. Bombs, magics, foul green lightening striking the town’s buildings, setting them ablaze here and there. Screams, panic, chaos.





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MessageSujet: Re: Katsikolofos   Jeu 9 Aoû - 11:11

The second gust of wind raised a few hair in Apollo's back, but he kept playing the Vielle. Emilia stopped whatever invisible mess she was causing, and turned her head in the direction of the wind, vigilant as a hound.

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The third gust of wind did it. Apollo stopped playing.


Emilia: "Brother. Something is wrong, it's go time."

Apollo: "Weather's getting bad. I suggest you guys get inside. I gotta go back to the inn. See you guys later!" -he said, addressing the other members of the band.

Apollo had had the good idea of staying near the inn, in case he needed to grab his equipment in a hurry. Unfortunately, it was a good call. A quick sprint through the street and back into the inn saw him into his room less than a minute after the wind died down. He opened his window, hoping to hear whatever commotion was going on outside while he packed his stuff and got his gear ready. He opened it just in time to see Tenjin fly in and to see one massive thunderbolt hit the ground, hundreds of kilometers away into the horizon. The kind of thunderbolt that could probably level a few houses in an instant.
Emilia mumbled a quick prayer to no one, addressed to the poor sods that must've taken that impact. There was no chance of survival to anything like that.

Apollo tightened his bag around his shoulders and waist. Grabbed his lantern in hand. Checked if his sword was still around his belt. All is well.


Apollo: "I am ready."

" Good eveeeniiiiiiiiing Psarosoupa! "

" It has been a WHILE! How are my favourite god-fearing assholes doing? "


Emilia: "I really dunno if we are, brother. Fuuck..."

" Aw, I see you have almost stopped killing each other! How boring. Talk about ruining the one thing you had going for you. "

Wow, she must be a huge bitch, each sibling thought to himself. As the rest of Psarosoupa stood there in awe, the Anansis ran down the stairs and out of the inn, and Apollo readied his horse, in order to be ready to ride in the direction of trouble when it would hit.

" Anyway, we’ve been watching you have a good time lately, what with all the panigiria and all, so we got kind of jealous and we decided to throw one of our own! And what better day for it than today, since today is also the crowning anniversary of your king? This was today right? We wouldn’t miss it for the world!

So… rejoice! People of Psarosoupa! Tonight, is a Hexenacht!


A Hexenacht. A night of witches. Apollo realized his mistake.

Apollo: "We had it all wrong. Axladi is not getting attacked. All of Psarosoupa is!"

The realization blew a cold wind in the sibling's backs.

Emilia: "At least, some people in Axladi will be ready! Let's make the most of it here!"

Let us join in your festivities! Take our hands and let us dance the night away into oblivion! Oh, and congratulations to your emperor of course! He’s really killing it!

Shishishishi. Shishishishishi! SHISHISHISHISHISHISHISHISHISHISHIASHIASHIASHIASHIA! "


As the witch burst into a frenetic laughter, the siblings finished readying themselves for whatever was coming. Apollo stood near his horse, Emilia in toe, ready to move in any directions as urgency would dictate. Tenjin landed to the roofs, ready to report any change in the city he could see. Apollo ordered him to also keep an eye out for their horse, which would certainly get separated during the confusion, at some point.
The laughing died down, echoing through the streets of the cities of Psarosoupa. All would remember this laughter. But Apollo... he remembered that laughter from somewhere. Where did he hear that laughter?!




"Le bien, le mal peuvent-ils être quantifiés? Le destin d'une âme n'a-t-elle pas une valeur si inestimable qu'il n'est pas possible de la réduire à une simple mesure? Telle est la question..." -Apollo Anansi

"Ne jouez pas à saute-mouton avec une licorne!" - Emilia Anansi

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MessageSujet: Re: Katsikolofos   Sam 1 Sep - 14:59

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My first name is Ho-Ho Eh, my last name is Agouri. It’s fine, you can just call me Hochin if you are too stupid to pronounce them correctly. As you may have guessed if that head of yours is not just for show, I am half Izashean and half Psarosoupean. My father was from here, from this very town in fact. Mom was a traveller, she liked to skip around the world, meeting new faces and cultures. Of course, she would have to stop by Psarosoupa, as it had always been a big hit with Izashians. That was true way before this whole fad we have nowadays begun. Even during the war… Not so much as tourists then…. But there was definitely a need for warriors back then and the nation of the West was happy to provide. There were lots of Izashian mercenaries around here at that time, war is the mercenary’s bread and butter after all. Now, Arè’s Irregulars would not fight in such a war, but Izashi’s Wardogs? They were right at home! It does not matter for them who is right, only who has gold. For the right price, they will give you all the strength you could ever dream of.

But I digress, mom came across dad when taking a pit stop in this town on her way to mount Pangee. Then love happened, blablabla pheromones, blablabla chemistry and long story short, she decided to stick around a while. This time kept being extended until she finally decided to stay here for good. Although… Did the time when she decided this really came for her I wonder? Did she woke one morning knowing she would never return home? She never mentioned anything about it. Dad never liked to talk about this either. I think he was feeling guilty, deep down inside.

I was born and I grew up here. Bit boring to be honest, but nothing terribly dreadful. This town was a lot better than a lot of others in the empire. We often got travellers here, so they were always pretty chill about foreigners here. They did not give me much shit about being half-half. Well I guess the kids did, way back then, but then again what would you expect from snot filled monkeys with the average IQ of a wet rock? Anyway, not much to say about my childhood. As I grew I developed an interest in technology and sciences. I tried my best to study whatever I could, even though the material was scarce around here. Someday, my family brought together enough coin to send me off on my merry way to Anauroch. One of the best choices for me to pursue further studies. My parents were so sad when I left, it is quite a way off after all. Still, it’s not like I would never see them again. I came to check on them a couple of times. Once I was done with studies I was recruited by Eden and that has pretty much been it. I’m still working for Eden’s labs at the moment, up at the White Tower. As this is much closer than Anauroch, I did pop here bit more often. Not lately though, parents have been dead for a few years. Not much point in coming back to an empty home.

Still, I had some holidays saved up and I remembered the king’s crowning anniversary was bound to happen soon, so I figured, why the hell not? Hadn’t had a panigiri in a while, and I do have a friend here I felt like seeing. Speaking of which, I wonder where she is in all of this? Probably bashing undead skulls somewhere. Hopefully she does not draw too much attention to herself, she’s not that much of a warrior. Silly girl. Hopefully she does not die until I get to finish the upgrades on her forge. Ah shit… I hope the forge does not break down or anything in this chaos. Boy I don’t want to start all over again…  

Well. Assuming I survive this. Which is pretty debatable at the moment. I mean. I can’t use magic, I’m not a warrior, sooooo… I’m pretty fucked aren’t I? I can’t fight for shit! Maybe I should have taken those self-defence classes they offered to the employees back at the tower. Not that I think a hold or tackle would do much against a ghost but, yeah…  

Plus, let’s be real here for a moment, we are not getting any help. My guess is whatever is happening in this pretty little town is also happening just about everywhere else in the country. That means we can forget about any external reinforcements. As for the local guard… Well I’ll be sure to ask for help if I cross any guards! Assuming they are not all busy being dead or dying. From what I know of the town’s specs, their forces must be already engaged. Whether they win or lose is up to them, but I doubt they’ll have any men to spare. So what’s left then? God! Hahahahahahha!

Ah man! I had so many projects waiting for me at work too! Really wanted to finish that fission generator. Show to them lab rats what’s what. Speaking of which, I really want to kill my boss right now. That man has the ability to practically read into the future, that’s how much processing power his brain has, and all that ASSHOLE had to say to see me off was “you probably should not take your holidays right now”. Could have been “yeah Hochin, your country is totally gona burn. You’re gonna get killed by undead.” but nooooooooo! If I get out of this I’ll kill him I swear! Or I’ll at least pee in his coffee! Yeah, let’s do that. I’ll pee in his coffee, and then ill finish that fission generator.

There’s so much left to do!

I don’t want to die.
 




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Thus had begun the night of terror. Hexenacht was upon Psarosoupa and by extension, upon the siblings.

Apollo was unnaturally quick to react, a bit on edge following his encounter with Nikolay and way too smart to believe the peace of the town would last, he made for his inn and grabbed his gear top speed. Although his actions seemed strange to the crowd and musicians, they did not have the time to be alarmed and therefore did not react until the end of the voice’s announcements. Not that there was much they could have done.

The mood in the town shifted radically in but a few moments. Explosions echoed in the streets as panicked citizens made for wherever they believed they would be most safe. Some of the buildings had been rigged with explosives which seemed to go off randomly. Far at the end of the street on which the inn was located, Apollo saw a family of 6, father, mother and kids of all ages, head into a building only to have it collapse upon them in a fiery crash but a couple seconds later.

Some unlucky sods in the streets started getting hit by bolts of malevolent green lightning, as if the heavens themselves had turned on Psarosoupa’s people. It did not take long for the Anansis to understand the true nature of this phenomenon. The lightning was death magic, necromantic energy of some sort or another, really pure one. There could be no hope for anyone hit by this, living or dead. Never mind their lives, their very souls would turn to ash. The prospect was terrifying, all the more so as the town was now mercilessly whipped.  

Fires, screams, chaos and destruction. War.

It was a lot to take it. And the siblings, in the midst of all that… Had they ever seen such a scene before?

Whether they were ready or not, the time to act was now.
Apollo was out there in the street with the chaos, he held his horse strongly and had given his commands to his owl. The horse, for all its good upbringing, was already quite frightened from all the noise, the fires and everything. Doubtless it would turn tail very soon, as expected. The owl on the other hand, showed an exemplary calm, as if it had seen all of this coming. As if it cared not, what could happen to all these humans.


Yet, even he dared not brave the skies in their current state. With lightning seeking prey all the way into town, it would be all too easy for him to get roasted up above. He stuck at rooftop level and kept to his duties from there. Before the situation gets completely out of hand, he manged a quick round of some nearby points of interest of the town.

In the meantime, Apollo managed to get a pretty good grasp on the situation himself.


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The alarm bells of the town were ringing full swing, guards and citizens alike had already been mobilized to deal with any potential threats. It was not long before the siblings spot the first invaders themselves.

From the end of their street, they glimpsed at a dozen lightly armed skeletons running further along and engaging in narrow pathways between the buildings of the neighborhood. They were running, mostly disorganized, following scared and weak preys. This lot were likely out to kill as many as possible indiscriminately. Luckily, they did not spot the Anansis and instead disappeared in alleyways from which screaming would shortly be heard from.

It was not long after that that Tenjin made his return. Her communicated the following elements to his master, in a hurry.

The situation is awful, the streets have turned into battlefields and most people have not yet made it to safety and are being slaughtered left and right by undead. The town’s forces are decently organized and are rushing towards any enemies they can find and seem to be winning most skirmishes against the common skeletons. However, a huge battle has already broken out at the town’s cemetery. But it is going really bad for the guards and doubtlessly they will be pushed back by the enemy’s great numbers. There is little to be done there. Big fights will break out at any moment at choke points, point of interest and plazas really soon. People within buildings are in a lot of trouble between the pursuers, the lightning the fires and the ongoing explosions. Undead are also spawning from the ground at random locations, cutting off retreating citizens.

Finally, he managed to sense 4 particularly magic casters which are likely necromancers. One is nearing a young woman wearing a lab coat at a small plaza but 200 meters away from Apollo. Another is fighting a spellcaster who seems to be with the inquisition, in the opposite direction at about 300 meters. The third seems to be going from house to house slaughtering civilians at about 500 meters to the South of the Warden. The final enemy is stalking the rooftops a good 400 meters to the West, same direction as the girl in the lab coat. It seems to be waiting for something.

Of course, all of these are distances from a bird’s eye view, it will likely take Apollo quite more time to reach any of these destinations, especially in the ongoing chaos! There is no guarantee that he will no literally need to fight his way there!    

All in all, the town was pretty much going to hell. Time was of the essence and it was doubtful the warden would manage to save everyone in town, especially as more people were dying by the second. As if the surrounding cacophony was not enough, Apollo was abruptly hit by a rock to the head, thrown from behind him. Turning around he met the gaze of his innkeeper, who stared at him with eyes full of terror and anger.

As he leaned to pick up another rock, Apollo heard him yelling his way.


“Necromancer! Necromancer! Help! Look!”

He pointed at Emilia, before lobbing another rock towards Apollo.




Voici le mot du directeur:

Meh.


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MessageSujet: Re: Katsikolofos   Mar 11 Sep - 19:53

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Bless, his, fucking, luck.

Tenjin came back soon enough, with extensive information about how absolutely awful the situation was and how excruciatingly painful everyone's deaths would be.
The flames of anger rose inside the siblings as the necromancers indiscriminately slaughtered civilians left and right.


Apollo: "They'll pay with their souls if they have to."

Emilia nodded as Apollo saddled his already panicked horse. The horse would hopefully take him to his first target, at least. After that, Apollo would let him run for the rest of the Nacht.

Apollo: "We'll go after the spell casters, only us and maybe the inquisitors can go toe to toe with them. Open up with a seal, stay under cover and pepper them with bolts. Tenjin, stay close and above us, we will need your mana reserves in this fight. We are going after the closest spell caster, move it!"

At that moment, a rock hit Apollo in the back of the head. The hit was light, and the warden was fairly tough for a caster, but Apollo was still surprised by the move, which came from someone Apollo assumed was friendly.

“Necromancer! Necromancer! Help! Look!”

Steadfast and quick to understand, Apollo answered firmly, while casting an E-rank calming spell on the bartender, opening him up to Apollo's words.

Apollo: "I AM NO NECROMANCER, BARKEEP! I AM A WITCH HUNTER, AIM YOUR ROCKS AT YOUR REAL ENEMY!"

Emilia was just as quick to react. She was not saddled behind Apollo on the horse yet, and so she discretely materialized, picked up a rock and threw it in the barkeep's face.

Emilia: "WHO ARE YOU CALLING UNDEAD YOU FAT PIECE OF SHIT?! YOU WANT TO FIGHT? I'LL FIGHT YOU ASSHOLE! CALLING PEOPLE DEAD AND SHIT! ARE YOU UNDEAD? HUH? HUH?!"

Apollo: "Em! We have work! Later!"

Turning back to the innkeeper and anyone around, Apollo drew his sword and yelled.

Apollo: "Now is not the time for kin to fight kin! Now is the time to band together and repel the undead! TO ARMS!"

Before anyone could properly think about what they had seen, Emilia had joined Apollo on the back of the horse and they had started riding in the direction of the closest spell caster (the one close to the lab coat woman). While they were riding at full speed, Apollo cast the incantations for [Noxian Strength], [Piltover Agility] and [Genius of Zaun] on himself, as well as summoning the [Red Star], his magical bladestaff.

Apollo: "We're getting that lass out of harm's way, hold the reins!"

The siblings drove the horse right onto the necromancer whose attention was fixed on the lab coat-wearing woman on the ground. When Apollo was in range, he used his [Dimensional Crossing] spell to teleport instantly behind the necromancer's back, and, while still under the momentum of his horse ride, pierced the necromancer in the back using the Red Star before the necromancer could react.

Apollo: ""

As Apollo opened hostilities with the necromancer, Emilia drove the horse besides the lab coat wearing woman and grabbed her onto the horse as best she could, slowing down as little as possible, and continued riding, just to get the woman as far from the melee between the necromancer and Apollo as she could.




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