Friday, December 14, 2012

The End Is Nigh

How are we all?

Are we all nervous? Terrified, even? Are we all dreading December 21st, the last day on Earth as predicted by the Mayans? Although, as Jon Stewart pointed out on The Daily Show, the Mayans haven't exactly got the best track record as far as predicting the end of civilisations go... to wit, the Mayans...

But I digress.

So how will you be spending the last day on Earth? Will you be surrounded by loved ones? Will you be sobbing into a tub of ice cream? Will you, in fact, forget all about the end of the world because you still haven't got your Christmas shopping done?

Or will you be reading a very special end-of-the-world short story as posted on this very Blog- a short story that will ONLY be available on the 21st and 22nd before being taken down-  in which Skulduggery and Valkyrie track down the cause of the world's destruction and do their very best to avert it? A short story called "The Button"?

Hmm? Is THAT what you'll be doing?


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Sir Reingington said...

...

*calls out to the lab*

Ms. Dark? What do foxes eat, again?

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*feels blood pour from her cheek where his ring tore it open* Get out of my lab, Garret. We aren't doing this today. *hits a symbol on his arm and watches him fade away*

Dimka...
*lifts the hood over her face and runs back for Sir* Sir!

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Er, that shouldn't be necessary. I can take him back now...

Sir Reingington said...

...
*Examines Ms. Dark*
Sadly, I cannot do so. That is, until you tell me exactly what is going on.

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

I can't. *reaches for her fox*

Sir Reingington said...

*Steps back*

Ms. Dark, you are an adult woman. There is nothing that you cannot do, only what you shall not do.

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

...
No, I can't. Please, believe me. If I do, things won't end well

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*hugs Saph* That's fine. :) I didn't do anything, at all, really. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

*gives soup to Olivia* Hey...

Ravel: *goes behind Zafira* Yea?

Nothing...

Ravel: thinking of the war?

*nods*

Ravel: Saracen knows something but he won't say

So he should

Sir Reingington said...

Ms. Dark. With all due respect, you are hardly a Sensitive. Nothing is set in stone...
*pauses*
Well, except for the constants, but that is beside the point.

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*takes a step forward* I know the outcome because I've been promised it. If I even utter a wordof what is going on, then people will be hurt. So I can't. I won't put myself before anyone else.
*pauses* You were with me in Estonia. It doesn't take a genius to figure it out. *holds a hand out one last time* my fox, please

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Ravel: Zaf what does he know?

It has nothing to do with the present

Ravel: please? You know I won't judge you

Look you don't need-

Saracen: I suggest telling him. He can help you just as well and you need it I know Javier broke the link you both had.

Enough! I do not have to tell anyone what you know and so god help you if you utter a word, Saracen

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((I will have to go soon))

((About now..))

Sir Reingington said...

...

Very well. I suppose I shall have to find out on my own, then.

*hands her Dimka*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

((Silence....))

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Maya Angelou... :,) oh it was wonderful.

*cuddles Dimka, coming from her lab without her cloak, her face clear*

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*is, however, wearing her usual coat* *hums a little*

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((... I will have to go again soon for a little while longer))

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

((Oh joy))

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((Oh don't get sarcastic with me I have stuff to do))

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Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

How dare it end

Priya said...

((Ah, back in the days that Sir was a human..))

((Maybe))

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(So I'm hated as I said so good to know

Sir Reingington said...

Ms. Dark, I may have been human. I may have not been. And I may have been not been been not been been.

Now, then.
*looks up at the rather large figure*
Good evening. A pleasure to meet you.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

If i dont come tomorrow go attend a funeral bye

Priya said...

((... I don't really have the energy to fight an argument where the opposing side is dead-set on something to which she has no supporting evidence.

So..

I might just, you know, not.

And please don't start taking it out on me, and cussing me out. That isn't really fun for anyone))

Priya said...

(No)

*Priya shrinks back further from it*

Sir Reingington said...

Ms. Kerias, it is clear that I lack the ability to convey to you the fact that you are beloved. So, sadly, at this point, I am helpless to do anything but wait, and hope desperately that you see your folly, and cease this entirely unnecessary belligerent self-hate.

Priya said...

((Zaf...))

Priya said...

((I do hope this is one of those times where she is simply angered and fueling it out here, to cool down later. *nods*))

Sir Reingington said...

I do as well, Ms. Dark.
*sigh*

Ms. Priya, do not fear. If he, or indeed she, is violent, the blow or blows shall most likely hit me first, in stead of you.

Priya said...

*she facepalms, signing frantically, but it's lost in the dark*
*The bigfoot begins to lumber towards them*

Aretha Tesla said...

((I've posted a chapter to Nameless, and I'm back, and I've emailed Zaf, and I don't hate her at all. So hopefully she'll come back feeling better. Also, thanks for the link, Adra.))

#ChaseForBook9

Sir Reingington said...

Well...

I suppose there is only one thing to do.

*Calmly steps off of the path, walks past the bigfoot, and steps back on the path*

*begins, rather quickly, walking away*

Welcome back, Ms. Tesla.

Emerald Melody said...

(Zaf, don't you dare talk about things like that. After everything I have been through.)

*Lorcan gets up and starts to get a feel for his unbalanced legs. He swings again, this time more steady and a bit quicker. Em can actually feel herself to work in order to keep up her defending*

Lorcan: I don't want to be doing this.

*Em swings a punch herself and catches him in the chest. Lorcan bends over having the wind knocked out of him, Em then knees his chest again sending him back onto the ground. Em stands still to catch her breath.*

Em: That's the fourth time I've knocked you to the ground Lorcan. And that's bullshit that you don't want to fight, I bet you that your wolf is dying to let it all go.

Werewolves have high anger gauges for a reason Lorcan. And it's not just for the fuck of it, it's because it's needed. If we go into a fight on just pure adrenaline, we're screwed when we find our rhythm and settle. Whereas if we go in, angry as hell and all guns blazing, the fighting only increases our angry which means our passion never runs dry.

Now get up. Again. And if you fall onto that ground, I think I will lose patience. And you think the version of me that you know is scary. Boy, you ain't seen nothing yet.

*Em takes her stance and waits for Lorcan to make his move*

Aretha Tesla said...

((Thank you, Sir.))

#ChaseforBook9

Priya said...

*She clings to Sir tightly, noticing how the bigfoot has stopped behind them*

((Hello again, Ari! *tacklehugs*))

Priya said...

((Okay, I lied Em- I'm fairly sure now that Trip isn't coming on *facepalm*))

Sir Reingington said...

It was nothing, Ms. Tesla.

*continues walking, making sure to not look back*

Priya said...

*she opens her mouth, but it suddenly ripped from Sir's back and tossed on the path behind them*

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*Adra copies a few symbols down onto paper* *she nods at them* Good... *she tucks them away into her leather coat pocket, calmly walking outside to her porch*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(Boom booms?

Niccolò Croatoan said...

*appears in front of Adra's lab, covered in tears and blood and trying desperately to force himself to keep feeling pain, knowing that if he lets it go someone else will take over* *knocks on the door and prays that someone is there*

#ChaseForBook9

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Hello, Zafira.))

#ChaseForBook9

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*she stands up, takes one look at him, and immediately hugs him* Thank gods you're okay. Come inside. *she ushers the door open*

Sir Reingington said...

*quickly spins on his heel*

How dare you!

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(If anyone cares enough I'll be here until I eat talking to myself I don't know what injuries i do have or if i have the lung infections or nvm i gtg eat

Priya said...

*the bigfoot turns to stomp on her, but she's clinging to his back*

Priya said...

*the bigfoot turns to stomp on her, but she's clinging to his back*

Priya said...

((Goodbye, Zaf *nod*))

Niccolò Croatoan said...

*carefully steps inside* *isn't sure how to respond to that, so doesn't say anything*

#ChaseForBook9

Priya said...

*she nods for the other Alchemists to go upstairs to her office, and they gather their things, doing so, shutting the door behind them*
*she sits Niccolo down, giving him a once-over* Are you hurt?

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Goodbye then, Zafira. For the record, my understanding is that you are now free of everything I inflicted upon you, courtesy of Priya.))

#ChaseForBook9

Priya said...

((WAIT))

Priya said...

(I swear, I am so done that was meant to be written on my phone for Adra, I apologize *facepalm*))

Priya said...

*Priya carefully jumps onto the BIgfoot's shoulders, the only thing keeping her alive is the fact that it hasn't felt her yet*

*It charges at Sir with a roar*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

...No...

#ChaseForBook9

Maralie Lily Charm, Princess of the Flowers, Diana ❤ said...
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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((....Er... I'm not sure I want to answer but *hugs Mara*))

Right. What's happening in your head? What's going to happen?

Emerald Melody said...

*Lorcan stands and takes a breath. He has plenty of anger inside of him over so much. But does he actually want to take it out on his mother? He thinks it over and over and wonder if it's wise, she was after all giving him permission.

He steadies himself on the balls of his feet and starts to charge. He tackles her to the ground and starts to throw punches. Every third one was getting Em on her shoulders or arms. He tried so hard not to get her face. All the while Em was encouraging him.

He jumps back off her and waits until she is back on her feet. In the blink of an eye, he shifts and charges towards Em again. He grabs her throat and pins her against the tree. Anger blocking his reason or his sense in training. It was just there*


*Em gulps silently as she tries to keep her heartbeat slow as not to alarm Lorcan. What was she thinking? She doesn't have a wolf to protect her anymore, she can't equal him. She lets him just hold her there, hoping that he can get his control back*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Goodnight, Maralie. Sleep well.))

#ChaseForBook9

Sir Reingington said...

*quickly steps off of the path again*
*sighs irritably*
Why does this always happen?
*casually digs through his pockets*

Priya said...

((Em! My goodness, woman!))

Priya said...

*The bigfoot swings a food back, aiming for Sir, learning from the last time*

Fabi S. said...

((Hello... I'm alive. Not that there was a high probability of me not being alive, but y'know...))

((Um... I haven't read all the comments yet, but I'm not entirely certain I should be here.))

#ChaseForBook9

Priya said...

((Hello, Fabi! I apologize, but it may get explosive here in the next ten minutes.. But it's good to know that you didn't die tragically in a airplane accident))

Fabi S. said...

((If it does, I'm gone. Sorry... I don't have much energy left for dealing with things.))

#ChaseForBook9

Priya said...

(Understandable, Fabi *hugs*))

*Priya swings wildly, accidentally falling off of the creature's back, ripping it's hair out*

*she stares, her mouth forming a curse word*

Sir Reingington said...

*steps back again, farther into the forest, as his attention is divided between rummaging for something, and avoiding the bigfoot*

Eureka! Took me long enough.

*smiles blissfully as he extracts a revolver*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Hello, Fabienne.))

I... Aretha... *is surprised at self for not crying already* *wonders if the tears have finally run out* She's alright, but... *closes eyes tightly and takes a shuddering breath* I'm myself, for now, and free from any of Mevolent's commands, however I cannot imagine I shall be in this state for very long, and God, the things I've done... Please, Adra, if nothing else can be done, will you please kill me while I have the luxury of allowing you to do so? If this is what constitutes life outside of Hell, returning me here was no favor.

#ChaseForBook9

Emerald Melody said...

*Em lightly puts her hand on the paw around her throat. Lorcan snarls quietly but she continues*

Em: Lorcan, sweetheart. This must be taking a lot out of you at the moment, I know. You've done so well so don't be ashamed if you want to take a rest.

*Lorcan continues to snarl as he pulls Em back and slams her into the tree again. A snap comes from her spine and Em does her best to do nothing else but whimper. She can't get through to him. His anger is so raw and ripe*

Priya said...

*Priya's eyes widen at the gun and backpedals quickly*
*She bigfoot lunges for Sir, arms outstretched*

Sir Reingington said...

*continues to smile as he unloads the chamber at the creature's head*

*shouts over the smoke and noise*
I love nights like these! Do you not as well, Ms. Priya?

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

...
*she is silent for a moment, then carefully takes his hand, so that if he were to teleport away, she would be with him*

Niccolò, I told you again and again- I'm not going to kill you. We'll find a way to get you through this- I know it!

...we could seal your name? Unless I'm wrong, which I might be... You could still have a chance? And- I was working for hours for symbols- hell, I'll invent one if I have to, that can separate your mind from Mevolent's...

Please, just hang in here a little longer. I can't imagine what's going on inside of you, but we will get you out.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(Yeah I'm here...Now. Talking to myself. Again. Like always.)

*wakes up freaking out*

Ravel: Zaf hush you're here now...

Where am I? How...

Ravel: *sits beside again* Calm. I brought you here. You're healed but you need your energy...

The child...

Ravel: I honestly have no idea. Just relax please.

Priya said...

*Priya stares, awestruck, as the creature falls to the ground, deceased*

*She shivers, getting up again*
*she climbs onto his back again without a word*

Priya said...

*Kerra runs from the office and a leisurely pace, for the treehouse*

Sir Reingington said...

*looks at Ms. Priya*

I suppose now would not be the time to remove its feet with a hacksaw, would it?

Well, I suppose I may just have to remember this pathway, then.

*gets back on the path, and walks down it, loading his weapon*

Priya said...

*She hits his shoulder at the hacksaw comment*
*She raises an eyebrow, curious as to why he's reloading his gun*

Fabi S. said...

((Shit.))

((Never check Nameless when you're already emotionally off-balance.))

((I'll be back after I cry for a while))

((Love you all!))

((Bye)

#ChaseForBook9

Priya said...

((I feel you, Fabi *hugs her* Adios!))

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Possibly, if I had Aretha, I could seal my name, but... *trails off, not wanting to finish the sentence*
There would still be the other names to consider, as well. Sealing my name will not silence the rest of me.

#ChaseForBook9

Sir Reingington said...

Good bye, Ms. Fabienne.

*finishes, and the night air is partial to a crisp click as he rights the weapon*

Ah, these evenings are always enjoyable. And look at that, even the trees are beginning to thin.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

*moves hands realizing not every muscle is regrown in my arms* He...where....where is Niccolò?

Ravel: I don't know but if I see him I'll tell him you're asking for him. I promise.

He....oh god *is shaking remembering what he did*

Ravel: Zaf, focus. I'm going to set up the Global Link I've been asked to when you're awake.

I doubt I can handle repeating my torture to anyone

Ravel: I think most people want to know you're alive. *hugs gently* Come here crazy...*keeps close to* You were brave, you never gave in Alexis says. Just be glad...I'm just happy you're home

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Oh dear. My apologies, Fabienne. I sincerely hope you are alright.))

#ChaseForBook9

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Her? How would that work?

And...

What if we sealed all of your names?
I mean...

Oh gosh...
There's two ways this could go, I guess. Either it we seal all of the names stolen onto you, because you are the host now...

Or we could try to locate the remains find a way to seal it then, alternatively going back..

Or we could just eliminate Mevolent.

Priya said...

*she disapproves of the weapon immensely* *she tucks a flower into his jacket pocket, hoping that it would make him look nicer in contrast to the gun*

*Kerra arrives at the treehouse and knocks on the door*

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*she stops*

Oh my...

Oh my gods... *she crosses her fingers*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Sealing the other names would only prevent others from using them. It would have no other effect. I would need Aretha because I am perfectly capable of cutting out my own heart and sealing the veins and arteries around it, but somehow my blood would have to keep circulating without a heart while I carve in the appropriate symbols. Eliminating Mevolent is an option to solve half of the problem, certainly, however that is easier said than done.

#ChaseForBook9

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

I don't want to speak to anyone else right now, please. I'm not in any condition. Mentally.

Ravel: I get it. *lays beside*

*lays head against trying to block out memories of the now three times I've been tortured*

Ravel: *quietly* I think you and Skulduggery would get along well, though I think after the third time this makes you permanent member of the team.

*mumbles a few things in Spanish* Sorry. Look I-

Aro: May I come in? I sense Niccolò is around and should he see me I fear for my life.

Sir Reingington said...

*shrugs, and they clear the tree line*

Priya said...

*She begins clapping happily* *hugs Sir*

*Kerra sits*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Aro: *hides*

Ravel: *opens the door* Yes?

Niccolò Croatoan said...

...Is something the matter, Adra? Excepting, of course, you know..

#ChaseForBook9

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*she nods*

I also have a team of alchemists upstairs. That could be something.

But hang on.

Is the copy of you, still, you know, part of you? I mean, Mevolent is controlling it. It's like an entity of it's own.. Even so. If we were to sever the connection so that it would be it's own person, or we were to create a reflection or something...

Could it possibly work if they stole all of your names? So then... So then they would steal your stolen names, and we stop them before they get too far and then... You know...

No more names.

Sir Reingington said...

*they enter the suburbs of the city, the houses of which are all in the process of being decorated for Christmas*

Well, that certainly was an exciting evening.

Priya said...

*Kerra smiles with broad teeth, pushing the tiny people aside, beginning to shout in a separate language, unique to the Amazons, her people*
*She's a wild, tall, dark skinned woman with white hair in a braid down her back. She wears orange clothes, dyed from deerskin as a skirt and a top. Orange lines of paint are drawn over her face*
*she kneels by the Grand Mage, awkwardly placing a hand on her forehead*

Priya said...

*She looks at the beautiful lights, then quickly takes out a paper, drawing the sidewalk in front of them, the lights hanging down*

*she passes it over his shoulder to him*

Sir Reingington said...

*holds the paper up*

Quite lovely, Ms. Priya.
*extends it back to her*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

*suddenly stands up, knocking the chair over, and paces back and forth excitedly* Oh, that *stops pacing for a moment to point at her, actually smiling* *resumes pacing* is brilliant. The copy of me is essentially the same person as me; same name, history, disciplines, so he would have the same ability to steal names that I do. It is quite possible, because the names I have stolen are technically fused with my first name, that in attempting to steal one name, all the rest would go with it, including my own, and I shudder to consider the kind of agony that would come with such an attempt, but it is also possible that he could separate the names before stealing them and manage to pull it off. The variables to account for would be numerous, but it could work! In all my years, I have never considered such a possibility. *shakes head, still smiling* I must be fortune's fool.

#ChaseForBook9

Priya said...

*She takes it, tucking it into her coat pocket*
*she looks around and then points to a little kitten, hiding at the edge of an alleyway*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

What.....what are you doing? (ravel follows me on Twitter

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

...now, don't get too excited, it's only a theory.. But... It could... *she beams*

Fabi S. said...

((Okay, I think I'm under control now. Posted my Paralell Fabis short story thing on Nameless. I got bored of the editing phase.))

#ChaseForBook9

Priya said...

*The woman says something in her strange language then turns to Ravel, gesturing wildly*

Priya said...

((YAY FABI! *huggles*))

Priya said...

*The other three alchemists have their ears pressed against the door upstairs*
*sneakily*

*They high-five each other, and then get back to work on finding a cure for Maralie's child*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(Are you crazy? He'll die Nic seriously can we not do this like you cant you would die and what would happen then? You'd be powerless Nic and I hate to say you're stupid to do this and I hate you now

Sir Reingington said...

*raises his eyebrows*

What about the kitten, Ms. Priya?

Priya said...

((The possibilities of how to go around it are endless, Zafira. And you're hardly an expert on Niccolo's names.))

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Ravel: I don't understand i can only speak Irish and English here

Priya said...

*The kitten trudges out, looking frazzled and starved*
*Priya jumps down and runs for the kitten, scooping it up in her arms as it shivers one* *she gives Sir a pleading glance*

Priya said...

*She Amazon smacks him upside the head before turning to Zafira, pulling some herbs from her medicine pouch*

Sir Reingington said...

...
Ms. Priya, you are an adult. If you wish to keep the kitten, you hardly need to ask me.

Emerald Melody said...

*Lorcan throws Em towards the lake. Her spine hitting the ground again and this time she writhes in agony. The wolf follows her carefully, binding his moment to strike. Em sits up and starts to move back. She can feel the ground get softer and knows she is getting closer to the lake side*

Em: Lorcan, I know you can hear me sweetheart. Please you need to rest before you lose all energy. Please.

*Lorcan swipes and catches the arm that Em is holding out in front of her, scratching all up her arm. She cries out.*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(Its going to kill him. I'm not stupid he killed the name he stole when he took Alastair's Alastair died, if he took mine I'd die. Basically he's once again trying to kill himself. You're a fool to do this.)

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Ravel: Oww and even Amazon women hit...

*manages a small smile watching her* Are you trying to help so I can move?

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Of course. *vanishes, and reappears with a pen and paper* *sits down again, and begins to write notes and several formulas while he speaks*

Now, as I mentioned, the variables would be astounding. There's the matter of either convincing or manipulating the copy of me into stealing the names to begin with. Then, of course, there is the matter of whether or not he would be able to separate my name from the others; which must be possible, because each time I steal a name my discipline becomes less potent and I cannot steal the name in its entirety, but the difficulty lies in the questionable ability of choosing which pieces of the name to steal and which ones to leave behind. After that there would be the difficulty of ridding ourselves of the copy who had stolen the names. *pauses for a minute, and speech slows as he continues, his handwriting becoming more careful* Then again, perhaps I ought to steal the names from him, rather than the other way round. That would indisputably be the more feasible option.

Priya said...

*She grabs his arm and pulls him into a little shop, getting some milk and chicken for the tiny kitten*

*She pays for it*

*she pulls him outside*

*She sits with the kitten, pouring the milk into the bowl and feeding it chicken*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

#ChaseForBook9

#ChaseforBook9

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(I guess this is pointless to tell you not to because nobod believes me! I'm telling you this is stupid to re-steal names ugh I should have never given him free will. I'm tempted to take it from him)

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

And stealing all those names again would kill you yes we know.


Actually...

Do you really think this could work? Provided we get all the factors right... You aren't just trying to kill yourself, are you?

Sir Reingington said...

*sighs*

Well, I suppose I should congratulate you on your new pet. Do you have a name for it, yet?

Priya said...

*She makes forms a few words, before pouring the tea into a bowl, and giving it to Zafira*


((That would be exploiting your plot....))

*Adra quickly grabs Niccolo's arm, etching a few symbols into it* That could hold the mind-control parade off for a while...

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Zafira, I am certainly not attempting to use this as a means to do away with myself. It is quite possible that it would actually work, but it is also a highly flawed and underdeveloped potential course of action. You need not concern yourself with it yet, and besides that, as much as I care for you I'll not cease simply because you do not happen to like what I am doing.))

#ChaseForBook9

Priya said...

*She looks at the cat*

*She forms the word "Schrodinger"*

Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( hullo...? i will officailly be around less after wednesday. :( may altogether disappear until 3.30 pm aussie time. laptops have to go back then, so... D: ...

good news is i mightbe getting a tablet for x-mas so i might be able to be on in the holidays.

anyhiw, how goes it?))

Fabi S. said...

((As you may or may not remember, I left Liz in the hospital room hiding behind the box and Ioux chasing Effie down the corridor.))

Effie: [Points a sandwich at Ioux]

Ioux: Ms. Double, please give me my tracker before you do something foolish and harmful to yourself and/or others.

Effie: Ooh, what does this button do?

Ioux: [Ducks down, covering head]

Effie: [Doubles over with laughter] [Accidentally loses the illusion]

Ioux: [Realizes he's been tricked and stands, sniffing in disapproval at Ms. Double before spinning on his heel and running back towards the room with the box]

Liz: [Taps the tracker on the box, which disappears] [Catches Fabi before she can fall to the floor]

Ioux: [Runs in]

Liz: [Turns her head and glares at him like she means it] [Uses Fabi's amulet to disappear]

Ioux: [Scoops the tracking device from off the ground, a slow smile spreading across his face]

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Priya said...

((Hi Snow! *hugs* I'm sorry to hear that... I really am... I'll miss you babe *huggles her*))

Priya said...

((FABI

MY bABY FABI))

Niccolò Croatoan said...

No, I am not. I suppose you've no reason to trust my word, but that is not my intention with this, no. Also, stealing names would not kill me, although I shudder to think what it might do to my mental state. But there is still much to be considered here, and much potential danger. Oh, thank you very much.

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Emerald Melody said...

*Em backs up some more and can now feel her hands in the water of the lake. She's cornered. She screams as Lorcan jumps and lands on top of her, her head going beneath the water for a second. Lorcan begins shifting back as his hands grasp Em's throat. He squeezes and pushes her head under the water. He is crying as Em starts to thrash under his weight*

Lorcan: *sobs* You were never there for me! I was nothing to you! You didn't care! YOU DIDN'T CARE!!

*Em's thrashes begin to slow down to nothing but ripples in the water. Then the water becomes eerily still and Lorcan looks down. There was no bubbles, no fight, just a limp body now on the edge of the lake. He gasps and jumps back. He starts to grasp his head tightly as he stares*

Lorcan: Oh my god... what have I done...

*Lorcan gets up and runs, despite his injuries. He just runs.*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(But you said so many times you can't rid them! Im not sure I belive you and I'm not standing down when I say you are going to die and then I'd be the only one able to bring you back and its so wrong and just not possible you'd just kill yourself unless you could steal a name and not kill the person which you supposedly can't do. So this is you trying to die.)

*takes the bowl and manages to drink the tea*

Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( FABI!!! :O!!! i am loving your plot. i hate that i'm probably gonna have to miss the end, but i'll try to read back through the comments as soon as i can after my laptops been taken. meh. ))

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Hello, Snow.))

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

I don't know how soon the symbols will wear off, though...

But..

*she smiles* We can figure it out. We will.

Now please- will you get something to eat?

Priya said...

((EMERALD

WHAT THE HELL NO THAT IS NOT OKAY *bops her noses* NO. Don't make me send Tzipora out there..))

*Kerra smiles, nodding*

Sir Reingington said...

...

Schrodinger the cat?

Well, that is a fine name, Ms. Priya.

Fabi S. said...

((People die without their true names, but if Copy were to steal the names that Nic stole, he would (theoretically) still have his own. And in the end, it's his choice.))

((That's all I'm going to say on that.))

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Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Zafira, pay closer attention to my considerations here. Each time I steal a name, my discipline becomes less effective. That is why Ren Clairvoyant was able to return to life after I stole his. I am suggesting that my copy steal all but one of my names, which would leave me enough to survive, assuming he had enough control to do so effectively.))

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Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( PEOPLE!!! YOU ALL HAVE SUCH GREAT PLOTS!!! HOW THE HELL CAN SNOW DYING COMPETE TO THEM??))

Priya said...

*She nods as the cat finishes, quite tired and full*

*She runs back inside and gets a innumerable amount of groceries, before moving to the person who was sitting in the alleyway, giving them her jacket* *she salutes, turns, and gets on Sir's back again*

Priya said...

((SNOW IS MY BABY OKAY SHUSH))

Fabi S. said...

((D: [hugs Snow] I'll miss you! I'll be typing the entire plot into a story at some point (Actually, I already started. The Parallel bit was supposed to be a flashback in the middle of that, but it got too long) so I can email you that, so it'll be somewhere you can see?))

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Emerald Melody said...

*Lorcan gets to the bottom of Alexis' treehouse*

Lorcan: LEXI!!!!! LEXI!!!!!!!!

Priya said...

*Kerra looks up, hearing the strange boy's shouting*

Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( yes, fab. that would be nice.

i'll miss you lot too. i'll try to come on as much as possible, but i'd say that only once a day will be allowed. :(

but i'm here for now and i shall watch you in awe.))

Aretha Tesla said...

*knocks on Adra's lab door*

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Priya said...

*She looks up* Oh....

*calls out* In a minute, please!

((*noogies Snow))

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Alexis: *goes to Lorcan* Yes?

Ravel: Thats my step-daughter's boy.

*finishes the tea* I just feel really tired and like my throat hurts

Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( GAH!! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!! ))

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((I do hope you are alright, Emerald.
Also, Fabienne, although I cannot participate, I would like to inform you that it is a pleasure to read your roleplay, as well as Emerald's, Zafira's, and Sir's.))

This is no time for food! There are equations to solve, theories to test, algorithms to- *glances towards the door and immediately recognizes her energy* *steps backward and winces as if the knocking is physically hurting him* *suddenly cannot do or say anything*

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Sir Reingington said...

*sighs*

Well, Ms. Priya. Where to, now?

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(Alright Nic....if you ever want to come see me I'm in my treehouse )

Emerald Melody said...

*Lorcan tries to control his breathing and his crying*

Lorcan: Lexi, I'm leaving. I'm leaving now. I have to go. Come with me?? Please. Lexi, please come with me.

Priya said...

*Kerra nods intelligently*

*She gives Zafira a pre-made vial, which will soothe her aching throat*

*she nods, making a sign to rest, her two hands together before getting up, making wild gestures, and jumping from the top of the treehouse, swinging on a vine to get to the ground*

Priya said...

*She points to the small outdoor ice rink*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Your compliments are high, Snow, but I can assure you your plot is at least as stimulating.))

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Niccolò Croatoan said...

((Alright then, Zafira. Thank you.))

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Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( okay, msd, my laptop is almost flat :-/ and my chargers broken... excuse me while i beg people in my class to let me borrow one ))

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Alexis: Lorcan why are you leaving? Woah woah lets calm do you really think I can drop everything right now?

*nods and uses the vial as needed closing my eyes*

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*she grabs him by the shoulders, all but dragging him upstairs to her office, and shoving him in there to a chair in the back*

I'll be back in a few. Stay up here with them. *she points* Lysander, Tzipora, Marus and- apparently Kerra isn't here..

Okay?
Stay here. I'll take care of her* *she squeezes his hand and darts from the room, shutting the door behind her and going and opening the door for Aretha*

Priya said...

((Okay Snow :/))

Emerald Melody said...

Lorcan: Lexi please!! *he pleads with tears in his eyes*

I don't want to go without you, please...

*Lorcan looks around him, and realises that he is close to Adra's lab. He curses quietly as he get's more agitated*

*He kisses Alexis hard on the lips as he cries*

Lorcan: I'm sorry Lexi... I'm just... I have to go.

*Lorcan turns and runs towards the borders of Blogland*

Priya said...

-Office-
*Lysander glances up at him, having been so immersed in his work, that he didn't see Niccolo*

*he nudges the other two*
*they all look at him, alarmed that they had missed the arrival of someone*

*They blink, then immediately begin arguing about the cure for Mara's child*

Sir Reingington said...

Er... Ms. Priya, as tempting as that is, I simply do not skate. My apologies.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Alexis: No! *runs after him* Lorcan get back here please I'll go with you!

Aretha Tesla said...

Hi, Adra. *smiles, but looks like she's just been crying* ((Normal person crying, though, not I-just-got-out-of-Hell-and-then-discovered-that-life-is-worse crying.)) Have you seen or heard anything from Niccolo? He left me something, and I'm pretty sure this is where he would go...

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Priya said...

*she signs* "Really? What do you enjoy doing, then?"

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

My dear! *she hugs her tightly*

Wait- are you hurt at all?
And left you something?

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

(Course Nic you know I enjoy your company when you are free...I kinda miss just talking to you.)

Emerald Melody said...

*Lorcan stops, aware that Adra is standing at her front door and is not alone. He puts his hand out to grab on to Alexis'. He mouths 'thank you'*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

*was becoming interested in their work, but freezes, terrified, at the sound of Aretha's voice* *without even noticing, retreats into the corner furthest from the door, cringing away from her even though he can't see her*

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Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Alexis: *takes hand still with him merely nodding*

Sir Reingington said...

Well, I would rather keep that private, Ms. Priya. I mean not to offend, though.

Priya said...

*Tzipora glances up* Oh dear... *The others glance at him as well*
*Tzipora breaks away from the other two as Kerra quietly slips through the door*

*Tzipora sits* You alright, mate?

Aretha Tesla said...

No, I'm fine. He left me a note. And it seems to me like the logical thing would be for him to be here, since he said you offered to try and help him, so... *takes a deep breath* I just wanted to see that he's ok, because I really, really think he isn't.

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Priya said...

*she nods* *shrugs* *does a quick sweep around*

*she points to a museum*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Ravel: *walks back into Zafira's room* Oh....*decides to lay beside her and hugs Zaf close as she sleeps*

Emerald Melody said...

*Lorcan keeps running, despite his knees protesting. His grasp on Alexis is tight and he is openly and heavily sobbing. He wonders if anyone has found Em's body yet but that just makes him cry harder. He tries to push that thought back and just concentrate on getting out of Blogland before anyone does.*

Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( YES!!! MY FRIEND LENT ME HER CHARGER!!! XD ))

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

I...

Of course. He has calmed down quite a bit, and we're working on ways to help end this mind control thing. So he's safe, and not wild.
*she nods*

However... I'm sorry- I will keep you posted, but your presence er... Affected him. I doubt it will help us find a way to get him out. I suggest going far away... Even putting as many symbols and sigils up. He no doubtlessly feels guilty of whatever he must have done...

But never fear, he will be okay

*she peers into the darkness, thinking she saw somehing* *shrugs* Deer...

Niccolò Croatoan said...

*closes eyes, pressing head back against the wall, and sinks to the floor, hating how much he loves her voice* *hating how much he loves her* No... I really, truly am not... *sighs* Please, the child is more important. I can wait. Resume your discussion.

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Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Alexis: *listens to his thoughts and realizes* Lorc my mother can revive people

Priya said...

((Yay,Snow!!))

Priya said...

_In the office-
Tzipora: Three alchemists have it on their game plan, and you sound like you've got a broken heart. Come on, then. *she taps her ear* My ear is your diary.

Aretha Tesla said...

*slowly nods* Ok. Yeah, I understand. Will you keep me posted? Let me know how he is, and stuff? Or if there's anything I can do to help?

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Priya said...

http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1104475307058729066&postID=1406401798637290108&isPopup=true

Emerald Melody said...

*Lorcan stops and lets go of Lexi's hand*

Lorcan: Lexi how did you...??

Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( thanks adraaaa :) ))

Sir Reingington said...

*shrugs*

If you wish to go to the museum, it is entirely fine.
*rubs his eyes*

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Yes darling- of course. Don't worry, I'll take care for him.

I'm not quite sure yet, but right now, you should keep yourself safe. *she hands her a sheet of paper and chalk*

If you draw that under a home or in a room of a house, it can keep most magics out- and undoubtedly his. It's the same thing we used for Alastair, practically....

*she nods, handing her chalk as well*

Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

(( i have to ask: can priya not talk? ))

Priya said...

*She signs* "Are you tired, Sir?"

(Ya mon no prob)

Niccolò Croatoan said...

*laughs softly, sounding far more pained than amused* I've no wish to trouble you, and I fear my story is rather upsetting, and remarkably long. I am most grateful for your offer, yet I shall have to decline.

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Snow the Penguin #ChaseForBook9 said...

((g2g, bye!))

Nixion Strange said...

Morning

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Alexis: I heard you Lorcan I'm a Sensitive and your thoughts screamed at me basically. I can control it usually but with family....

Aretha Tesla said...

*takes the paper and chalk* Thank you. *hugs her* Really, thank you. I guess I'll leave you to whatever it is you're doing, then...?

((Thanks for the link!))

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