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Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 17

Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 3

Postby Dakla » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:51 am

*Puts up the theme-song of Jaws*

And this is why kids you don't make out in back-alley while some monster is prowlin around. Clearly Snads and Mel haven't seen enough Horror flicks.
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 3

Postby CutieSquiggoth » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:54 am

Dakla wrote:*Puts up the theme-song of Jaws*

And this is why kids you don't make out in back-alley while some monster is prowlin around. Clearly Snads and Mel haven't seen enough Horror flicks.

And this is why you get your daughters modded, so they don't have to fear men or beasts in dark alleys, or anywhere else really :)
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 4

Postby SFI » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:37 pm

“Look, I am sorry.” Snadhya’rune insisted, taking Mel’s hand. “I was not trying to pressure you into something. You know that.”
“I know...” Mel looked away. “It’s just that everyone is always telling me I should talk to her.” She sighed softly, stepping closer to allow the Sharen to wrap her arms around her. “I can’t have you do that too.”
“Sorry.” Snadhya pressed a gentle kiss on her head.

“Checkmate.” Kel’noz grinned lightly at his opposite. “You knew last time already I would win, why did you insist on us continuing the game?”
“Because I do not admit defeat until actually defeated. You should know that by now.” She tipped her Empress over, a soft clack sounding when the black stone figure hit the board. She sighed, rising from her seat to fetch them some more drinks.
“Bit time-wasting.” He looked at the board in thought. “Rematch?”

She blinked in surprise when her light went out, darkness covering the alley again.
“Why did you turn off the light?” Mel stepped back lightly, struggling to see anything with the mana-light gone.
“I did not...” The Imperial heir raised her hand, trying to form a new light. It flickered a bit, before fading again. “Why...?”

If there was one reason that she always consented to playing alibi to Snadhya’rune, it was that for those few hours where the daughter of Diva’ratrika was supposedly with her, she could do whatever she wanted for a change. Waes’soloth reached for her glass to take another sip. A small shudder ran through her body when she felt hands massage her shoulders. All that free-time had also meant she could find time to mate more often, something that had already resulted in several children since Snadhya started meeting with that Sarghress.

“Who is there?” Mel’arnach called, having heard something move towards them. Her lover was still trying to form a light, each time it failed after just a few moments of giving light. “Snadhya...”
“It does not work.” The Sharen snarled lightly, trying to see something in the darkness. “We should leave, Mel.”

He drank some, studying the drink in his goblet in thought. “I was not aware that you drank mushroom-beer.”
“Water gets boring after a while.” She muttered, grinning a bit at his look. “Besides, it does not taste that bad.”
Kel’noz chuckled at that, emptying the glass in one go. “I am rubbing off on you.”

“MEL!” Pain was radiating outward from her back where something had hit her hard. The oldest Sharen-sister struggled up from the filthy ground, unable to locate her lover.
A hand grabbed her and started pulling towards the light of the more illuminated alley theirs led into. She could just faintly make out the form of Quain’tana’s eldest daughter.

Waes’soloth sighed softly in pleasure, feeling her current mate’s lips trail over her legs, nipping lightly at her ashen skin. Her one shoe was on the ground beside him as he kissed his way down to her foot again. She managed to get her other shoe off, rubbing it against his leg. She sipped at her drink, smiling lightly when he used one hand to stop her questing foot. Spoil-sport.

“In there!” She thanked Sharess for her quick reflexes, their attacker moving far quicker than the two drow. It was a narrow stairwell between two houses up to the roof of one of them.
“We’ll be trapped up there.” Only reluctantly did Snadhya follow Mel’s lead. She cried out in surprise when something yanked her down. Straining against what was pulling at her, she could see from her eye-corner that her dress had been caught around the end of the handrail.

She did have a point... the mushroom beer did taste quite good. “Who made this? This is far better than any I had.”
“A merchant near the gate.” She told him, taking another sip. Unlike him, she was taking it slow with the drink. “He demands a fitting price for it though.”
“Beldrobbaen are too overpriced.” He muttered darkly.

Pain laced through her arm, a sharp claw piercing the black flesh. Her mouth opened in a soundless scream, blood rushing from the wound.
“Snadhya!” Mel caught her lover, trying to pull the dress free without getting into range of the creature herself. It did not budge.

She put her drink down as he moved upwards, pushing aside her skirt.
A sharp chitter came from her balcony, startling her. “What on...?” Ignoring the male at her feet, she got up immediately. She did not like the tone of that.

The dress wouldn’t move, and their awkward position meant she could not get enough strength to rip it loose. And the Sharen was slipping down the stairs, her legs already getting into reach of the claws reaching into the stairwell.
At least the body of the creature seemed too big to fit in...

“Goddess, what are you doing here?” The Beldrobbaen Ill’haress demanded of the spider hanging above her balcony. “And can’t it wait, I am busy.”
The male she had been ‘busy’ with joined her, waving at the spider before looking down from the balcony as the massive protector-spider of the female started chittering.

“Aargh!” Between Snadhya’rune being half-unconscious and the Goddess-accursed dress not letting go, she had finally been driven to choose between abandoning the Sharen, or do something stupid. Never had the saying ‘love makes you do stupid things’ been more accurate than it was now. And those claws hurt.
Suddenly the sound of something heavy hitting the ground at great speed filled the area, probably even cracking the ground as it did so. She half-turned to try and see anything in the dark, hearing angry chittering and something that sounded like a cross between howls and hissing.
Briefly there was commotion until it seemed one of the two creatures backed down and fled.
Soon a light appeared, Waes’soloth herself appearing at the bottom of the stairwell along with several Beldrobbaen-guards. “Sharess!”
“Help... help her...” Mel collapsed on top of Snadhya, her back showing four deep gouges. She fainted as Waes hurried up the stairs.
“FIND IT.” The black-haired woman ordered sharply, her hair coming alive around her as she prepared to pull the two wounded through the shadows towards the healing-wing of her fortress. “Get Kel’noz as well.”
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 4

Postby Dakla » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:48 pm

Gnawing upon yummy drowflesh: the beast has striked again }:3 . I need more sleep and inspirations. :0
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 4

Postby SFI » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:52 pm

Dakla wrote:Gnawing upon yummy drowflesh: the beast has striked again }:3 . I need more sleep and inspirations. :0


*pat, pat* Want me to throw some bunnies your way?
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 4

Postby CutieSquiggoth » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:51 pm

*throws jelly rabbits at Dakla*

Nice update :) We need to check Snad for taint now :(
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 4

Postby SFI » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:22 am

CutieSquiggoth wrote:*throws jelly rabbits at Dakla*

Nice update :) We need to check Snad for taint now :(


Wait, taint? o.O
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 4

Postby CutieSquiggoth » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:03 pm

SFI wrote:
CutieSquiggoth wrote:*throws jelly rabbits at Dakla*

Nice update :) We need to check Snad for taint now :(


Wait, taint? o.O

Yes, Beast taint :)
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 5

Postby SFI » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:48 pm

“Mel!” Kel’noz wanted to storm into the room, but was stopped by one of the healers.
“They are attending her still.” The female told him, gently pushing him back a little. He was just about to tell her his opinion of that when someone entered the door behind him and the healer bowed immediately.
“Ill’haress.” He bowed lightly as well as he saw who it was.
“Val’Sarghress.” She gave him a small nod, which could probably be considered a lot between the noble Beldrobbaen and commoner Sarghress clans. “How are they?” She addressed the healer.
“Val Snadhya’rune has been tended to, but is still unconscious.” Came the answer. “Val Mel’arnach is still being tended to as we speak, but she ought to live.”
“Thank Sharess...” Kel’noz breathed in relief, rubbing his head. “I leave her for not half a cycle and she gets herself into trouble.”
“This was hardly expectable.” Waes’soloth dismissed the servant. “I had to send word to their mothers.”
“Any idea how we will explain how they came to be separated and together with us elsewhere?” Kel’noz and Waes’soloth had known for over a good century that they were the ‘alibi’ of Mel and Snadhya respectively. They had even drunk tea together occasionally while those two were... busy.
“Snadhya was attacked on her way here, the commotion was heard and Mel and you rushed to her aid.” The Ill’haress allotted herself the small luxury of shrugging. “Being in love, your sister took risks and paid for it.”
“Now that will go over well with Quain.” He sat down on one of the chairs. “And the attacker?”
“Most likely lost when it entered the sewers.” Waes’soloth hesitantly sat down beside him. “Astra is too big to fit in.”
He was stopped from answering when a healer entered to inform them that Mel’arnach had been tended to.
Ignoring protocol, he shouldered his way past the smaller male, leaving Waes’soloth behind in the antechamber. She soon followed him into the room, though at a calmer pace.
Snadhya had refused to leave Mel’s side, her arm hanging bandaged in a sling in front of her. The other was clutching the younger female’s hand.
Mel herself was on her chest, bandages having replaced the upper half of her outfit. She carefully tried to look over her shoulder at her brother.
“And you were worried about me.” He sank down beside the bed on the side she was looking at already. “Look who got herself nearly killed.”
“Heh..” She grinned apologetically at him.
“I advise resting while you can.” Waes’soloth remained standing. “Escorts –no doubt with your mothers – will arrive in a few cycles.”
“She’s never going to let me leave now...” The purple-haired female muttered darkly, slumping lightly. “And Khaless...”
“How did it come this far anyway?” Waes’soloth looked a bit surprised when Kel’noz pulled two more chairs to the bed, placing one behind her. She sat down while giving the healers a wave to leave them alone.
“That I would like to know too.” Kel’noz sat down himself on the chair he had placed immediately next to the bed.
“My arts did not work...” The Sharen rubbed the wrecked summoning-gauntlet on her lap. “I could not even keep a light going. It was as if there was just... a manaless area around the thing.”
“Goddess...” Waes’soloth frowned lightly, shielding her face with her hair. “We feared that that might be the case, but...”
“What a mess...” Kel’noz agreed.

“I would prefer waiting where my daughter is.” Diva’ratrika stated darkly, arms crossed as she looked at Waes’soloth. A sizeable part of the Imperial guard was with her... and now they were waiting for Quain’tana of all people.
“I would rather not have to run away halfway there.” Waes’soloth told her, standing at the foot of the main-elevator flanked by several of her own guard. “She’ll be here shortly.”
“Just let a guard escort her.” The Empress countered, looking up to the part of the fortress where she remembered the healing-wing to be.
“I cannot let an Ill’haress be escorted by a guard.” Waes’soloth argued softly, looking down the road impassively. “It would be an insult.”
The Val’Sharess was stopped from giving a decidedly un-Val’Sharesslike retort by the appearance of a cluster of wolves a few blocks away. Quain’tana’s huge form led them towards the few dragons and floaters at one of the few connections to the fortress above.
The two mothers greeted each other coldly, taking only two of their escorts with them up the elevator. Waes’soloth stood between them as the platform rose.
“This way.” She briefly gestured down a corridor, leading them to their destination with a short-cut. She just hoped that Mel and Snadhya had stopped hugging by the time they arrived.
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 5

Postby CutieSquiggoth » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:13 pm

Nice :)

Mana is seeming more and more to be an unreliable weapon. What with Nether now being reasonably commonplace on the battlefield and now mana-nullification beasties. What to use now? Chemically accelerated high velocity metal is just so, common :(
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 5

Postby SFI » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:22 pm

CutieSquiggoth wrote:Nice :)

Mana is seeming more and more to be an unreliable weapon. What with Nether now being reasonably commonplace on the battlefield and now mana-nullification beasties. What to use now? Chemically accelerated high velocity metal is just so, common :(


Well, in this Universe, Nether is still rather un-used
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 5

Postby ThatGuyThisGuy » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:51 pm

But But Mine dakka :c
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 6

Postby SFI » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:31 pm

“I am just grateful that Kel’noz went to warn Waes’soloth.” Snadhya’rune had taken place in her mother’s carriage. “It was an uneven fight.”
“It is quite concerning that indeed mana-arts are useless.” Diva’ratrika leaned against her seat. “At least you are well, for the most part.”
“Yes.” The drowolath briefly rested her hand on her bandaged arm. “Still...”
“We’ll have to increase the guards.” Diva’s hands tightened on her knees. “If that darned thing dares attack you...”
“I think I just surprised it.” Her daughter muttered. “I wanted to take a short-cut and passed through some alleys. Might have spooked it.”
“That was foolish.” The purple-haired dokkalfar stated darkly, eyes narrowing.
“I assumed the Beldrobbaen-district would be safe.” Snadhya countered, rubbing her arm. “Why was Khaless not with you?”
“I send her with Waes’soloth’s squad to see if they can find the creature.” The Val’Sharess answered. “You won’t leave without her again, at least not while that thing is still at large.” She failed to hide the worry in her voice.
This would have been the part where - about a century ago - Snadhya’rune would have objected, resisting her mother. She still was not happy with it, of course, but her wounded arm and the memory of her lover’s wounds certainly made it true.

“You can’t really take her like this.” Waes’soloth was standing outside her healing-wing with Quain’tana. “Those wounds are not for travelling.”
“She’s my daughter.” The Sarghress countered, arms crossed as she regarded the Beldrobbaen.
“Sure she is.” Waes’soloth rolled her eyes. “Your feud with her is legendary, Quain. Leave her here, it’s not like you want her.”
“That...” The taller female turned away. “That is beside the point...”
“Maybe you should find the point then.” Waes’soloth calmly stated. “Until you do, Mel’arnach will not be moved until she is able to.”
“Are you fucking with me?” Quain wheeled around. “She’s mine!”
“Mother.” Kel’noz had appeared at the end of the hallway. He had heard a good part of their conversation. “For Sharess’ sake!”
Quain’tana turned, marching away.
“Commoner...” Waes’soloth snorted lightly, moving away as well in a cloud of black hair. Kel’noz just shook his head in exasperation.

“Oh, my poor darling...” She cooed, petting the misshapen head. “Look at you, my poor, poor little thing.”
“It’s your own fault.” Her elder brother snorted. “What possessed you to station it in the Beldrobbaen-district, you foolish brat!?”
“I am not a brat.” She got up, turning towards him. “I am older that most of the accursed Ill’haresses in this city!”
“You certainly don’t have the brains for it.” Their mother snarled, grabbing her by the arm and shaking her. “Your brother has more sense, and he is insane, you insolent child.”
“Without this ‘insolent child’ you’d never have gotten this far.” The younger female took her mother’s arm. “You’d never have made this if not for my arts! They’re males!”
“Still far more worth than you.” The elder woman shoved her to the blood-stained ground. “Keep your damn abomination under control, or I’ll show you what my arts can do.”
She turned away, marching out of the room without a single look back. Her son followed on her heels, the lower half of his clothes blood-stained.
For a short moment, mana build in the daughter’s hand, but it dissipated soon there-after.
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 7

Postby SFI » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:55 pm

It was only a week later that joined searches were send out throughout the cavern and surrounding lands, looking for hints of the still elusive creature. Many were surprised when they even saw Ill’haresses among those moving through the cavern.
“What would you say this is?” Kel’noz crouched down beside his wolf. He looked at his two companions: Ashu’athama – who, much against Diva’ratrika’s wishes, had joined up with his colleague – and Sandaur'recherrai.
“Blood.” The Illhar’dro jumped down from his mount to study the spot. “Old... and not drow, I’d say. Could your wolf follow it?”
Kel’noz whistled lightly. His wolf came forward, sniffing at the spot. Turning a few times it soon found a hint of the trail, whining lightly.
“I guess that is a yes.” Diva’ratrika’s son lightly urged his dragon forward, waiting until the two others had climbed back onto their own mounts. Attached to his dragon’s saddle was a massive war-hammer, carved in the likeness of a curled up dragon.
This time Kel’noz took the lead, guiding them through the rough terrain just outside of the Nal’sarkoth Gate.
They soon were out of sight of the massive doors, darkness surrounding them. Only the soft steps of their steeds broke the silence.
“The trail goes in.” Kel’noz stated darkly after his wolf had been forced into some rather interesting acrobatics. He looked in distaste at the low opening.
“We won’t get them in there.” Sandaur referred to their steeds. “Not to mention fighting will be... interesting at the very least.”
“You said the blood is old.” Ashu got of his dragon for the first time, climbing up to the opening. “How big is the chance it is still in there?”
“Not very, but still.” Kel’noz also got of his mount. “Risk it?”
“Hey, you’re the one who has to go up front to track.” Sandaur chuckled lightly, joining them.
“Exactly.”The Sharen allowed himself a small smirk, which grew at the rolling eyes of the Sarghress before the son of Quain’tana slowly entered the crevice.
“At least I’ll know a Sharen is squeezing himself through the same mess as I am.” Kel’noz hissed, carefully moving ahead.
“Careful I don’t accidentally collapse this thing on you.” Ashu’athama countered, not stopping himself from making a face at the grime he had to go through to follow the other.
“You do realize we two are in here too?” Sandaur looked outside one more time before following.

“There’s a drop here...” Kel’noz carefully traced the edge with his foot. After a short while of crawling the crevice had widened enough for them to stand comfortably. The rest of the way had been pretty straight-forward: someone had used Earth-sorcery to make a long corridor into the rock.
“Bother.” Ashu’athama crouched down beside him. “This is natural. Did someone make themselves a garbage-dump here?”
Despite whispering, their voices seemed to echo in the room.
“So who climbs down?” Sandaur tried to see anything in the darkness, but the small light they had risked making did not reach the ground of the pit.
“The one with the biggest ego.” Kel’noz joked lightly, patting the Sharen. “At least you can tell your mother you did something.”
“Considering how my sister found out they are mana-blocking, I am not sure she’d like that.” Despite that, the elder male shrugged off his cloak. “Let’s see what is down there first.”
“Sharess...” Kel’noz actually recoiled at the sight. “What are those?”
“Nothing I ever saw.” Sandaur pulled up his nose. “At least they are all dead, by the look of things.”
“I’m exchanging the Valley’gurl to your tower for this, Kel.” Ashu took a deep breath, before slowly climbing down, his hammer attached to his back. The Sarghress snarled lightly at him, loading the forearm-mounted crossbow he wore.
Arriving at the bottom, the Sharen checked the light: still burning brightly. Hesitating briefly, he then sent out more lights, illuminating the entire immediate area.
“Nothing moves.” Sandaur called down. “No mana aside from yours either.”
“That is a relief at least.” The Sharen muttered, still reaching for his hammer. “Now if I could determine what these things are, I’d be even happier.”
Using the handle of his weapon, he pushed against the nearest body, shifting it.
“Ashu’athama!” Kel’noz suddenly called from above, one arrow shooting down to bounce off chitin-like armour. Having crept in from beyond the light, the creature had kept close to the wall, nearly managing in getting to the male on the bottom. Only the flickering light had alerted those above to its’ presence.
That was as close at it would get though, the reinforced steel hammer crushing its’ head against the wall. “I better get back up.” The owner called, turning to the wall and surprisingly swiftly scaling it back to the top.
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Re: Beast of Chel'el'Sussoloth - Chapter 7

Postby TheJackinati275 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:46 am

Well then SFI, it looks like you might be the first to win the 10 Fanfic chapters challenge or whatever you are having with Obsidian Agent...

Push on SFI, YOU CAN DO IT!

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