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A Serpent’s Truth

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Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 07:14PM
-There is an eerie chill set upon Paracosm. Of course the island is usually a little cold given its location. But this is the type of chill that tickles the spine and makes one feel like they’re being watched, or something scary is waiting just around the corner to jump out at them. The island is reacting to the Queen’s emotions. And she is very very nervous. Currently the dreamwalker paces the empty tower lab that Helve used to frequent, scratching at her armor leathers and muttering under her breath… no, calm down.. Trying to take a deep breath, she sits and holds her head in her hands.- “Calm down, girl.. whatever happens when you find that serpent, you’ll be fine…. Tcch. If Helve was here, he’d crack some jokes to lighten the mood… He was good at making me feel better.”
 
-She continues to reminisce as she stares into the darkness of the empty lab, imagining Cherry and Nibbles playing in here when they were younger.- “Even if he wasn’t confident in himself, he was always smiling at me and being supportive, no matter what. In my darkest hours he was near me. When I was confused and scared about being a queen, he supported my choices, even if he didn’t agree with them always… heh… I remember how excited he got me over something as simple sounding as noodles… Damn those were really good noodles. And how he’d always playfully aggravate my maids and kept them on their toes…”
 
“… I wish Fwuf would have opened up to him more. I think they really did try. But they are how they are.. their hostile and protective nature kept Helve and I from ever getting too close… doesn’t mean he didn’t try.” -She smirks to herself.- “Like when we first met and he ate my dream clone’s head to seal the deal.. or when he curled up in my lap in raccoon form and I think I fell asleep petting him.. aww he was such a fuzzy raccoon and his eaaars…” -Fingers twitch longingly at the memory.-
 
“… Wow. I don’t know if it was intentional, but Helve was always helping me feel better. I guess that it’s only natural that I started to feel things for him I’ve never felt before… I’m so stupid.” -She chuckles at herself and wipes a few tears away as she stands once more.-
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 07:32PM
The Path of Death rings out in what almost sounds like a gentle laugh. The ghostly touch of a hand on Magicia’s shoulder, and a small gust of wind sweeping through her mind, signal the acquisition of the penultimate ingredient… until the effect is interrupted by a rattling hiss stabbing into Magicia’s thoughts, louder than a thunderbolt and nearly as painful… heralding the final ingredient.
 
Beneath the waters that flow across Hellifyno, something shifts and stirs. Great waves crash against the shores of every continent as the ocean rises. Rivers begin to churn, devouring villages and flooding lowlands. The skies begin to shudder with grim, foreboding rainclouds, weeping over the lands. Scales like mountains shine up from the depths, covering the body of something huge… incomprehensibly huge. Each movement is an earthquake, each hiss is a thunderbolt. Coils fit to bind the entire world bunch and unfurl, and from that darkness beneath the world, a pair of eyes open. They are the eyes of a creature who has eaten gods and seen worlds end. Their very gaze has shattered lesser beings, broken their minds and driven them to subservient madness. The World Serpent comes.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 07:37PM
-For one lovely moment, there is that familiar joy and hope, along with a bittersweet pain in her incomplete heart, reassuring Magicia that her work is nearly done… and then it is stolen from her. The island shifts from a huge wave. Everywhere she can hear her maids give off lots of fweeps as they go on instant alert. Frowning, she quickly leaps out of the tower and uses her dream wings to safely land below, demanding a status report from a nearby guard. But she’s afraid she already knows the answer.-
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 07:53PM
“… Well aren’t I lucky. I need the last ingredient, and its bearer starts to make an appearance. Fate is being kind to me for once. KNIGHTS, BERSERKERS. Prepare for battle. We do not know where this thing is going to pop up or when, but we will be ready! Maids, prepare yourselves! Blindfolds for every Fwuf! All of you, this is an order: Do NOT look the beast in the eyes!”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 07:55PM
They stand near the water, the two brothers who came to say their farewells to Helvegen. The shorter, white-haired Askeladden, clad in rogue’s leathers, with a scimitar hanging at his side, the snow falling thicker around him. Nearby, Solringen, the tall crimson-haired one, is clad in gilded heavy armour, and wields a deadly-looking lance. Their faces are grim, and their knuckles are white. Why have they returned?
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 07:56PM
The black fabric of the scarf she wore fluttered as she ran to retrieve her saddlebag with her bow and quivers. Settling it onto the mare she rode, she tied the saddle bags in place, stepping up on to the horse, she gripped the mane and the horse made way across the land, leaving a dusting cloud in their wake. Her black leather coat fluttered behind her as she urged the mare onward, passing through the cropping of trees to a shore where the land stops and the great ocean seas began. The horse pulled up short, and she watched as the waves crashed high into the rocks, smashing and causing the earth the come away and fall into the dark waters. Blue eyes glowing, Sarnai moved in the saddle, searching for where she could go to find out what could be going on. “…That quake shook the world.. People must know what this is!” Her fingers dug into the mane, the horse speeding across the edging of the cliffs, far enough away so that she didn’t have chance to look over the edge.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:00PM
-A maid rushes to her side to help her get equipped with her daggers, hammer, and her double ended chain sickle, though they have to rush to keep up with her as she’s quickly storming her way down to the northern shore to watch the water. She meets up with the two brothers and rushes to them.- “Is.. is that what I think it is?”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:01PM
“It is.”
 
“We sought to leave.”
 
“But father found us first.”
 
“We are sorry.”
 
Askeladden bares his blade. Solringen hefts his lance. Their eyes blaze with the preternatural light of magic.
 
“Do not look into his eyes.”
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:04PM
“… Do not apologize. I intended to face him sooner or later. At least now I don’t have to track him down.” -Her shoulders tremble despite her best attempts to keep on a brave face. Gripping the hilt of one of her daggers, she grits her teeth and stares out at the water.- “.. I know. No eyes.”
 
Sphen Sorrows
 
8/13 08:05PM
Shadowy humanoid figures tear down a bit of forestland. They start making pikes out of the trees that they tore down. At their center is none other than Sphen Sorrows. A citizen of Paracosm. They number around half a thousand. They only wear crude chest plates with the crest of Paracosm on it. Some wear helmets made from scrap or fur hats. They were normal human height. Sphen rides a brown stallion. They march in a long unorganized column as they march with pikes in their hands.
 
Daimon dracul
 
8/13 08:06PM
*Daimon could feel the shift of balance, in one quick, powerful thruat of his wings, he launches towards the worlds serpent, when he gets there, he sees chaos and death that make him shiver in horror.*
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:07PM
“No. He has come to you. As have we.” They are still facing away from the water. “We are here, by his will… to ensure that you do not reach… him.” Frost creeps across Askeladden’s blade. Solringen’s lance bursts into flames.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:07PM
-Her citizens are ordered to evacuate to the underground realms of the island, where maids and a few knights are stationed to protect them The wildlife sanctuary is also evacuated, despite the flatulent roars of protest from Barnanbus Analheimer Buttmunch.. The entire island is in a flurry as it prepares for the arrival of the beast and whatever it may bring.-
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:08PM
Dragonfire rises from Solringen’s armour. Its light shines over the shadow creatures around Sphen, licking at the edge of their forms. “Will you… not… turn away from this… task?”
 
Daimon dracul
 
8/13 08:09PM
*Daimon strikes the serpent with a pod of orcas, their teeth trying to chew through it’s skin.*
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:09PM
“Wh.. what?” -She’s taken aback as she whirls around to face the brothers, her daggers drawn as dark tendrils spring from her back, ready to defend.- “And here I was hopeful enough to think you might actually HELP me.. STAND ASIDE.”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:09PM
The ocean behind them rolls unnaturally. The waves are enormous, crashing against the shore and bathing the brothers in its spray.
 
“Do not… look into… his eyes.”
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 08:09PM
And so, answering the mighty call of fate or plot convenience once again, did the mighty champion Gwen Poole come to the aid of Paracosm on a day unlike any other! The Vorpal blade sliced through reality and into Paracosm did she come on her mighty steed, a pink skateboard. Looking around, she tried to assess what was happening. “…So… what’s going on here? There seemed to be stuff happening, and I checked out all the other major spots, and this is the only one jumpin’.”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:10PM
Askeladden vanishes. There is a flash, and he leaps OUT of one of Magicia’s daggers, slashing downwards at her head with his scimitar. The elder brother stands still, awaiting his moment.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:11PM
-A Fwuf maid is there to fill Gwen in.- “Mistwess is gonna fight a big planet eating snake and we are all blindfolded because we aren’t supposed to look into its eyes because it has the evil eeeeeye and we’re all gonna die yay!” -It bumps into a lamp post.-
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 08:12PM
A portal open up and Abel fell through landing on his feet, he looks up as he sees what is going on and ask, “….what the hell is going on here?” He stands up as he pats the dirt off of his jacket as he heard one of the Fwufs saying ‘not to look in the eyes’. Abel pulls a scarf out and cover his eyes and said, “Well this is going to be interesting.”
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 08:12PM
“PLANET eating snake? That is… super hardcore.” Gwen got a chill. “And where is it? Is it in the water? Do you guys have any more blindfolds? What about scuba gear?” Was Gwen seriously thinking about going for a swim to fight a giant snake? Yes. Why not? She was a champion.
 
Sphen Sorrows
 
8/13 08:13PM
The figures march on. They become more in sync and their marching becomes almost like a song. They wear primitive shoes as well. The figures don’t seem to have any features on their face. They reach the citizens and attempt to make a cohesive line to defend them from any dangers that might come. Sphen’s horse gallops towards where the heroes are. “Your Majesty what is happening here?” He speaks in a calm but serious tone.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:13PM
“Shit!” -She leaps back barely in the knick of time, strands of her dark hair sliced away. Dark tendrils lash out to grab at Askeladden, while she mutters something under her breath. Suddenly, half a dozen other Magicia’s take form from the light blue sands, all bearing the same weapons as the original, ready to fight.- “I don’t want to have to hurt you!”
 
-Maids are handing out blindfolds. Sphen is held back by one to keep him from riding right into the middle of her confrontation with the brothers. Meanwhile, the ocean crashes wildly as if there is a storm rocking it.-
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:14PM
“That is… too bad… Queenie!” Askeladden laughs, cartwheeling towards her as the snowfall around him intensifies, making him more difficult to get a clean hit on. His scimitar flashes through the air in a deadly blue, while Askeladden leapts into the air, a ball of fire flaring up at the end of his lance, which he sends ripping downwards towards Sphen’s marching figures.
 
(my bad. Solringen threw the fireball)
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 08:17PM
Sarnai reached what would appear to be a group of people, she quickly drew her bow, and an arrow with it, knocking it. She drew the string back, the pad of her thumb gently resting against the joint where her jaw connects near her ear, “What is this?!” Her voice was stern, but light upon the wind that was drowned out with the sounds of the crashing oceans and howling winds. Her scarf remained up over the bridge of her nose, never before had she encountered the likes of this creature. But fear was a thing she did not learn to have, an emotion stripped of her kin.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:17PM
“Damnit… forgive me for this, then.” -A flash of sorrow is seen in her eyes, but she can’t back down, not before the serpent even emerges! A wave of a few dozen dark knights is sent in to go after one brother while Magicia faces off with the other, her clones going after him all at once. Two with daggers, two with a giant mallet, and two with the chain scythe. The tentacles meanwhile increase in number all around Magicia as they keep trying to grab her opponent out of the air.-
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 08:18PM
Abel starts walking with the blindfold on, he can hear all the fighting going on. He sighs and said, “Why is it that it is always something that requires me to be blindfolded?”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:20PM
“Do not… hold back!” Solringen roars. Leathery wings, themselves gilded in armour, burst from his back, keeping him aloft. He dances with the dark knights, his lance cleaving and stabbing them, even as their own weapons carve into his armour, forcing him to keep on his guard.
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 08:20PM
Putting on her blindfold, Gwen pressed her hands together and took a few breaths in and out. “I must evolve… most past the need to use my eyes for sight. I must become one with the world around me…” She did something she saw in a movie once, stretching her arms out and using her hands to make a circle, before she struck a ninja-like stance! “I must use my ears, my nose, my skin, even my tongue…” She wiggled her ears, sniffed, and then stuck her tongue out. And then she very carefully tried to just… move towards the water. Arms out, and using the Vorpal blade as a stick to feel around in front of her. Eventually, she just raised the blindfold and ran forward. She didn’t see any planet eating snakes yet, though, but she did see Magicia fighting two dudes at once. It was pretty badass.
 
Sphen Sorrows
 
8/13 08:20PM
Sphen’s horse gets spooked and he falls to the ground. “DAMN IT!!!” He gets up quickly and he yells to the others. “WHAT’S GOING ON!” He puts on a blindfold quickly.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:21PM
Askeladden spins and leaps, laughing all the while. “Better hurry up: dad’s on his way! Waste too much time, and…” He doesn’t bother to finish, even as he whirls around Magicia’s clones with impossible grace. His eyes glow immediately before each blow is launched; can it be that he sees them coming before they strike?
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 08:22PM
Sarnai moved quickly, the mare prancing as she moved to where the man fell onto the ground. She reached her hand out, “I don’t know! It’s… indescribable! Come on, grab my hand!” She was bent over the edge of the saddle, half way to the ground, balancing.
 
Sphen Sorrows
 
8/13 08:23PM
Sphen suddenly collapses. It seems as if he had gotten a head injury from the fall and cannot be in the fight.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:23PM
The ocean roars. A beast coils just beneath the surface, approaching the island at a frightening pace. Even at this distance, each movement con be felt in the shaking of the earth.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:24PM
-She feels as if the brothers don’t want to fight her either, but that certainly isn’t stopping them, just as her reluctance won’t stop her. So she calls upon another resource of the island to try to get more of an edge. The Dancers of Paracosm swarm the beach, each one feeding upon the positive energies and emotions of those who dare to get in the way. Magicia, meanwhile, is trying to figure out how to land a blow when each strike seems to be easily anticipated.-
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 08:25PM
“…Oh.” Well, if Gwen was looking for a giant snake, that seemed to be it. She yanked down her blindfold in a mix of fear and trying to get ready. With all this noise, SURELY she could see without eyes! Instead, once everything was dark… it was just really loud. And pretty fuckin’ scary. “Shitshitshitshit…” She smacked herself. “FOCUS GWEN!” Either stupidly or bravely, she decided to start walking towards the water. With itty, bitty, teeny tiny steps.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 08:25PM
Abel sniffs the air and said, “This smell doesn’t smell right.” As he starts to breathe calmly letting himself take in all of the different smells and noise, then he looks at the direction where all the fighting is happening and said, “Over there.” Then he starts running.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:26PM
Solringen, breaking from the cluster of knights around him, launches a stream of flame from his free hand, scorching the shadowy figures who arrived with Sphen. Seeing Abel approaching, he flips – incredibly, for someone clad in such heavy armour – and sends a trio of fireballs at him.
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 08:27PM
Sarnai growled and straightened. Looking around, she saw they were mostly blindfolded. Why? She whistled and rode towards the fight, to the edge of the shore of the cliffs. Drawing the bowstring back, she adjusted her angle. With a deep breath, she let loose the arrow; the feathered fletchings of pure white sliced the air as well as her cheek through the scarf she wore. She aimed straight for the thing scattering the knights upon the shores below, watching its movements so that the arrow would strike where she anticipated where the thing would step.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:28PM
“Ugh, I don’t have TIME FOR THIS!” -She leaps back again, creating some distance between herself and Askeladden with a wall of thrashing tentacles and plenty of dancers as she lowers her daggers to form a handsign. It will take a moment to prepare this spell. If she can’t hit him physically, then she will go for his mind…-
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:29PM
Askeladden, while able to predict each strike, is getting pushed on the defensive by the sheer amount of clones, each powered by strong emotions. Though he is a demigod, his energy cannot last forever. He grits his teeth, still smiling, and fights on, drawing a second scimitar and beginning to counterattack in earnest; he springs from reflective surfaces – the clones’ weapons, the crystals… anything with a reflection allows him an escape route and an opening.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 08:29PM
Abel smell the fire coming at him, he jumps to the left dodging the fireballs at him. He smirks and said, “I maybe blind right now but I can smell that a mile away.” He start to crack his neck and said, “Well what are you waiting for? Come down here like a man and fight!”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:30PM
Solringen catches Sarnai’s arrow, snatching it out of the air and glaring at her before setting it aflame and hurling it back with five times the power… only to have one of the knights slam their blade into his side while he is distracted. He coughs, growls, and returns to the fight – now with a deep wound in his side.
 
Meanwhile, at the water’s edge, Gwen feels something push against her mind. An alien presence, older than the earth and mightier than the waves it now swims through. A hiss echoes through her skull. “MORTALSSS, COME TO PLAY…”
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:31PM
“.. Time for a walk.” -Suddenly her eyes glaze over and a flash of purple smoke quickly exits her head. Her body is left vulnerable, but a wave of maids immediately swarms in to protect her while she uses her powers to go after Askel’s mind, intending to infiltrate.-
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 08:32PM
Abel pulls a whip out and wraps around a pole, he starts running and and swings to the other side with ease. He put the whip away and start running after Solringen.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:32PM
Perhaps the white-haired rogue might be able to repel Magicia by his own means. But now, enthralled by Jormungandr, his mind is easy prey. Magicia is easily able to get through what little defenses he has, and Askeladden stops, taking on a dull, slack-jawed expression.
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 08:34PM
Thankfully, she had the time to move from her spot when he snatched the arrow. Watching that a solid hit was landed, she smiled, seeing that she could be a distraction. She watched the arrow fly past her, with such an incredible speed, one she was thankful that didn’t hit her or her mare. Sarnai leaned up, knocking another arrow and running the edge of the cliff upon the mare’s back, standing in the stirrups, she let the arrow loose down to him, into the place where his wounds were bare. Very few misjudged the strength of her peoples horsemans bows, the recurve allowed for a stronger stride upon anything from such a distance. And with the help of gravity itself, the arrow nearly always felt it’s mark. For her twenty three of her twenty seven years, she had gained master marksmanship with the bow her kin make.
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 08:35PM
Well, that was kinda new! The giant snake seemed to be trying to talk to her? Or everyone. It didn’t feel right. “Uh… Hi?” She waved at the water blindly. “Mister Planet Eater Snake, Sir. What’s up?” Kinda timid, Gwen. Clearing her throat, she spoke louder. “You’re kinda freaking people out! Are you here to eat everything, or are you just, like, stretching your… body.” Legs were probably a sensitive subject for snakes.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:35PM
-Within the realm of Askel’s mind, the image of a small white haired girl appears. Wide purple eyes stare, the gaze a pitiful ensnaring one. Normally this is the point where she’d feed, but instead she just wills him to fall asleep.-
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:38PM
“HELVEGEN… LIESSS HERE. COLD AND DEAD, ASSS IT SHOULD BE.” His voice is a sonic boom, splitting the waves. For a single moment, they part, and an eye the size of a mountain stares out from the ocean. Anyone not with their blindfold on is instantly stricken with deep, soul-rending fear; those who have already put them on will feel it anyway, like an electric jolt running through their body. “YOU WOULD REVIVE THAT WORTHLESSSS WORM… DREAMWALKER.”
 
Askeladden slumps to his knees, and then falls flat on his face. He’s lucky the ground is all snowy and stuff…
 
Distracted by the crew of knights slashing at him, Solringen is unable to avoid the arrow as it punches deep into his ribs. With a groan, he sinks to one knee – even so, he spears a knight through the helmet on the end of his lance and incinerates its body with the ensuing flame. His eye meets Sarnai’s, at once challenging and grateful.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:41PM
-As soon as Askel is down, she is gone, returning to her body and quickly reviving. Shoving a few maids out of the way, she shouts out towards the water, her voice strong and loud even over the noisy waves.- “You’re the worm for thinking he is worthless! He is a deity of Hellifyno, a hero of Paracosm, and your son! Face me and acknowledge him!”
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 08:42PM
Abel made it to the battlefield and said, “About damn time.” He can smell the blood and his thirst for blood as his fangs start to tract, he covers his mouth as he is trying to control his hunger.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:43PM
A roar of rage SPLITS the ocean. Apparently this snake has met Moses… Skyscraper-sized fangs are bared, and a mouth that could swallow a city is gaping wide, showering Paracosm with acidic spittle. “HE ISSS NO SSSON OF MINE!” The World Serpent screams, rattling the sky in doing so. He is nearly within striking range…
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:46PM
-Despite all of her efforts and training to control her fear, it is only natural for her to feel her stomach sink and her shoulders to tremble as the serpent emerges. Still, she fights that fear, clenching a fist while the other hand points accusingly at him. Do not back down, do not look him in the eyes, do not stop until you get the Truth.- “If you will not speak the Truth, then I will force it from you!” -The island trembles. Was it from the serpent’s screams? Or from something else?-
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 08:46PM
Welp. This sounded like a family matter. And Gwen was now literally shaking in her boots, knees practically knocking together. This was so much worse with no eyes! And she wanted to actually SEE a giant snake! But she wasn’t about to take off that blindfold, nope. “H-hey, dude, l-l-like, I dunno what’s got your, uhmm…. snake undies in a twist about your son or something, but…” You know what? Nevermind. She was gonna let Magicia do the talking. She always seemed to know what she was doing. Gwen was gonna be there as… back-up. Yeah, back-up!
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 08:47PM
Sarnai felt the hair on the back of her neck rise on end, a feeling of something she had never felt. What was that? It wasn’t excitement, and it wasn’t joy. Could this be what humans outside her clan call fear? Her eyes narrow, she watched her opponent, whatever was in the ocean was not her problem yet. But the look on the man that she had struck with her arrow, it confused her. But the feelings of fear that were echoing from the beast in the waters was neck to neck in her mental anguish. Feeling old and familiar feelings rise, she smiled, pulling her scarf down to show it. She knew what he was feeling in a way. Gripping the horse’s mane, she charged down the slope of the cliff, where the grass was green, but quickly filled with snow as she rode down, arrow knocked and ready as she charged at her main opponent. As she neared, she stood on the saddle, balancing easily with years of training, and let loose another arrow. “Though death is not sometimes so easily given, a life after such I can deliver…” As she let the arrow loose, the rain from the serpent threw her from the horse, burning her face that was bare. She growled, rolling to the ground, onto her stomach, the leather of her coat protecting her skin.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 08:48PM
Abel jumps into the battlefield on his feet, as he is raising his head and grabs the hilt of his blade called the Crissagrim and charges into battle attacking Magicia’s enemies.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:50PM
Reacting just in time, Solringen lifts his hand to stop the arrow from driving into his brain; instead, it pierces his wrist, forcing him to drop his lance… even as one of the knights’ maces comes around and smashes him upside the head, knocking the heavily armoured warrior to the ground. They stand, ready to intercept him should he try to rise; he does not.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:51PM
-Both of the brothers who were in her way are out for the count. Now it’s just the serpent. The planet eater. The island quakes again.-
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 08:52PM
Abel felt the quakes and he yell, “What the hell?!” He struck his sword into the ground as he is trying to keep his momentum and yell, “What the hell was that?!”
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 08:54PM
Sarnai covered her face with her scarf and went to the warrior that was taken down. Looking through between the soldiers, she frowned, feeling some sort of sorrow for him. But then the waves crashing reminded her of the next enemy at hand, “….This battle isn’t finished yet.”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 08:55PM
With a heave of his mighty coils, Jormungandr tenses and rises out of the water. He moves frighteningly swift for something that size, his head clearing the water first. Those jaws could consume the entire crystal palace in a single gulp. Then, the body, which goes on as far as one’s eyes can see. Of course, with most of those present blindfolded, you feel none of that. But there is the preternatural terror of being this close to such a being, gnawing at your bones, promising the worst kind of death.
 
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 08:59PM
-Another tremble of the island in response to the beast rising up. Magicia clenches her teeth and grips her shoulders. Damn it… the island usually reacts to her emotions, but never has it been this responsive to her. Her feelings now are so strong that she’s causing Paracosm to shake. Still avoiding gazing into the beast’s eyes, she casts a quick glance around her at all who have come, drawn in by the serpent’s arrival. Most are blindfolded. Both a blessing and a curse. She shouts out to everyone.- “The eyes are more vulnerable than his hide, but do NOT look him in the eyes!”
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:01PM
Abel heard Magicia and as he looks up, still blindfolded, he can feel the evil presence and said, “That…is a big monster, isn’t it?”
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 09:03PM
Sheathing the Vorpal blade for a moment, Gwen whipped out two guns. Would they work? Probably not. But, if this was a giant snake, and she couldn’t look him in the eyes, she was wondering if she could just… spray and pray and hope to hit him in the eyes. So she walked a bit closer to the water, pointed her guns as high as she thought she could without pointing them straight up, squeezed the triggers on both pistols a few times. “IS THIS WORKING?!”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:05PM
Before any more words can be spoken, Jormungandr rears back his massive head and ROARS. That primordial scream ripples across Paracosm, shattering crystal, wrenching trees from their roots, cracking the very earth. Snapping his jaws shut, he takes a moment to fix one burning, alien eye on Magicia – his mere gaze nearly causing the blindfold to disintegrate – before suddenly turning and plunging back into the water. His immense form races along under the waves beyond the shore. Gwen can faintly hear her bullets pinging off the mountain-sized scales. That ain’t gonna cut it.
 
From his position on the ground, Solringen gasps, suddenly conscious again. A blade is immediately pointed at his throat, even as he calls to those present. “He’s going to… encircle the island..”
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:07PM
Abel is clinching his fists and said, “He’s going to sink the island, isn’t he?”
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 09:08PM
Sarnai leaned up, letting out a whistle, the horse charging to her. Reaching up, she grabbed onto the stirrup of the saddle, rising up onto the saddle. She ripped a strip of red fabric from her belt, tying it around her eyes. Reaching, she gripped an arrow, knocking it, aiming blindly to the creature. But the sounds of the ocean pulling away from the land caused her to stop and whisper down into the horses ear a gentle command of a pace, keeping her aware of when the beast reared up.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 09:09PM
“Nggh!” -She quickly clenches her eyes shut to avoid his gaze. She hadn’t taken a blindfold like most, knowing she must face this beast with her senses not being dulled. Then the words of the brother make her snap into action.- “… Or crush it. Damn it. Knights, get those barrier cannons firing! Fwufs, attack that thing and hold it off as long as you can!” -Her head is rushing as she’s trying to think of a plan to fight back. The island keeps wavering, and a few spikes start to sprout out of the sand at her feet… she gets an idea. A bad one.- “.. The island…”
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:11PM
Abel walks down to Magicia as he gives her a new blindfold and said, “Here.”
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 09:13PM
-She rejects the blindfold with a stern expression and a shake of the head.- “No.. I’m facing this thing with my senses in tact.. I’ve always been good at avoiding eye contact. I’m a social retard.” -A bit of a smirk offered as reassurance before she returns to scheming.- “.. I think I can utilize the island itself as a weapon to get a good blow on this thing, but I need time.”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:14PM
Jormungandr flashes around the first bend, his scales shining magnificently, even as the sky itself begins to churn. He eyes the barrier cannons, and a sound not unlike a chuckle echoes through the minds of those present as he surges on.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:15PM
Abel nods as he puts the blindfold away and said, “You’re the boss.”
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 09:15PM
“Mistress… If I may.” The Head Maid finally appears among their maidlings, kneeling besides their mistress. “If it is time you need, I can happily provide. After all, you’ve given me a lifetime. It’s only fair I pay it back.”
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 09:16PM
A dim outline on the crest of the water through the fabric allowed to see where the creature was, but no definite detail. She didn’t look into it’s eye, but she looked to the bend where it’s body met its head. She had the arrow ready on her bow, “…One good strike, I can make it to it’s eye.”
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 09:17PM
“Frick.” Well, a no to the bullets, then! What else?! Could she get close to a giant snake with a blindfold on? But, hearing Magicia… Gwen steeled herself and tore the blindfold off. “I’ll do it the same way! Fuck being blind.” And then she SAW the giant snake. It… it was bigger than she’d imagined. “Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhokay.” Shaky hands grabbed the Vorpal blade, and Gwen swallowed nervously. “I can, like… maybe buy some time.” But it seemed like she’d need to get in the water… Or on the snake.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 09:17PM
-The cannons start blasting at the creature, bombarding his thick scales to try to slow him down. Meanwhile, Magicia turns to her Head Maid who’s arrived at her side and stares solemnly.- “… Do what you must. If that thing smashes the island everyone here is in big trouble. Buy us the time we need… Everyone else, remember what I said. The eyes are vulnerable. Keep aiming for that. Do whatever you can.. I’m sorry, I’m not a strategist. I’m a bad leader… but you are all here now, and if that beast stays loose Paracosm won’t be the only place in danger.”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:17PM
Or on the snake. Feeling legendary, Gwen?
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:19PM
Abel starts to ponder and he said, “I got an idea.” As he is starting to run he said, “Keep him occupied and I can handle it.”
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 09:20PM
“Gwen… I have a plan. Your blade…” The Head Maid gestured to it, even though their head was still hung in a bow. “It can cut concepts right? Like distance? Distance between me and his cursed eyes?” The Head Maid grinned, a horrid smile enough to rival the world serpent. “All I ask is you get me close enough to Jorungandr’s eyes, so he last sight he sees is the face that killed his son.”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:20PM
The cannons actually kinda… work. This is the sort of thing they were meant for, anyway. Jormungandr hisses as they slam against his thick scales, cracking them in places and sometimes nearly breaking through to the flesh beneath. Jormungandr hisses in discomfort, but races onwards. He is over a third of the way around now.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 09:21PM
“Alright. I’m counting on all of you.” -She nods to the group and disappears in a cloud of purple smoke, which starts to quickly drift off towards the Dark Tower.-
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 09:23PM
Sarnai pulled the blindfold down, her vision clear as she drew back the arrow. Letting it loose, she gave it a sharp angle, and listened as the feathers sliced and whistled through the air, aimed right for the great serpents eye.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:23PM
Abel starts to run to the cliff and he jumps off as he is falling to the giant monster he pulls two silver daggers out and lands on him trying to pierce the skin, but the blades were not strong enough and just break. He grabs onto Jormungandr and yell, “HOLY SHIT!”
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 09:24PM
Looking at the Maid, Gwen nodded. “Yeah. YEAH! Okay! Let’s go!” She had to hype herself up, so she jogged in place for a moment, hyperventilated, and then let out a kinda pathetic growl. “GRR! LETS DO IT TO IT!” Giving the Vorpal blade a bit of an unnecessary flourish (she’d been practicing those), Gwen slashed the air, aiming for where she thought Jormungandr’s ‘eyebrows’ would be. “HAAAAAAAAA!” And then, with the Head Maid, she ran through the portal that formed! She WAS feeling legendary!
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:27PM
As Jormungandr rises from the water to fix Paracosm with one hateful eye, an arrow, flying straight and true, strikes deep into his iris. The serpent stops dead, rearing back and letting out an earthshaking scream of pain and hatred. He now fixes his undamaged eye upon the one who dared do this to him… and changes his trajectory. Ploughing straight into the crystal forest, Jormungandr races over the land, seeking to devour Sarnai and all those with her in one deadly snap.
 
But it seemed everyone and their mom was now aboard the serpent!
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:29PM
Abel is trying his best to hold onto Jormungandr even he is getting hit by the crystal shards, he start climbing up a little bit as he is trying his best to climb up to the head and pierce his eyes.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 09:30PM
-She reappears on the roof of the Dark Tower, staring out in horror as she sees the serpent now on land. Thank the gods she decided to evacuate the island beforehand… Now she has to focus. She takes a strong stance and starts to form several hand signs, clutching her eyes shut tight. It is time for a spontaneous spell creation. One she has no idea will even work or if it will be effective against this creature should she pull it off.-
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 09:31PM
Her hand quick, she began knocking and letting loose arrow after arrow, a volley of sharp arrows piercing the air straight for the serpents head, mainly it’s eye. Her fist quiver, by the time she was done with her volley, was a quarter empty, firing about twenty arrows from it. As she reached for another, she saw the blood that was coating her fingers. When the serpent came up upon the land, the horse pranced, “Ay-ha!!” The horse moved, dashing towards the beast, her final arrow knocked before death could very well meet her head first. She held herself steady, moving with the horse, her arrow steady upon the serpents eye. As she neared it, she let the arrow fly from her bloody fingers, the feather slicing her cheek again.
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 09:32PM
The Head Maid followed through the portal, but they did not go gently. Not for what they had planned. They bounded through with enough force that by the time they’d crossed the threshold, their OWN eyes would have ruptured if they hadn’t been so tightly blindfolded, and bits of flesh had peeled off from the friction. “Now then, World Eater, see the world through your son’s eyes… As I carve yoours out!” The Maid hurled out of the portal towards Jormungandr’s left eye,hurtling at their own terminal velocity. They raised a claw as they maid “ground”, leapt from the serpents brow… and struck. With the fury of an entire generation of dead maids in their arm, Fwuf lashed out with a hellish primal scream and gave the World Serpent the same greeting they’d given Helve so long ago… A strike with their claws so vicious, that the acceleration broke the sound barrier. Their Mach 10 strike was backed with enough fury, that the friction melted the air in their strike into plasma. It had been far too long since they’d been able to lay claw into this wretched vermin’s bloodline. They were going to make the most out of their moment.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:37PM
CRUNCH. And that sound-barrier-breaking fist, driving with such force into the eye of Jormungandr, caused a shockwave to ripple out across the serpent’s eye. Jormungandr let out an agonized screech, sending out a sonic wave of his own that blasted a huge furrow across that which he had not already crossed. Furthermore, the punch caused him to veer off course, so that he missed Sarnai and her horse… although the force of his passing would be enough to send both of them flying. Twisting onto his side, the World Serpent smashed the side of his head against the ground – right where Fwuf would be hanging.
 
Having crossed the entire island with that lunge, the serpent’s coiling around Paracosm was half-complete. One half of the island to go…
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 09:38PM
Gwen did a bit of a belly flop onto the serpent, stabbing downwards with her sword. She landed just past the ‘brow’ of the giant snake, hoping that the action of sinking the Vorpal blade into his face and holding on for dear life would be enough to both cause him pain and keep her safely pinned as it moved around. “AAAAAAAAAAAH!” It was… like a really awful rollercoaster. She felt like she had to pee. Or hurl. Instead, she just screamed, and hoped she didn’t die. She held onto the hilt of that sword like it she was the last Twinkie in Zombieland.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:39PM
Abel was sent flying and he yell, “SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!” Then as he fell he lands in Jormungandr’s injured eye, but actually went inside of his head through the eye socket.
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 09:39PM
Sarani was thrown from her mare by the passing of the serpent. Flying through the air, she collided with the ground, her head cracking against the ground, her sight instantly going bright, then black. She tumbled across the ground unconscious.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:40PM
Abel would find himself lying in the corrosive fluids behind the serpent’s eye, rapidly eating away at his clothes and skin…
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 09:40PM
-She focuses on her task, pushing her panic about the serpent’s progress into the back of her mind, which makes the island lurch violently in reaction. Focus. Focus. Focus on every emotion you have. Everything Helve made you feel. The joy, the calm, the sorrow, the anxiety, the awkwardness, the fear, the hope, the love… Harness this power. The island is the reflection of the dreamwalker.-
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:42PM
While Gwen’s guns were simply not punchy enough to break the serpent’s scales, the Vorpal blade was a different story. It slams right on through the scales… and, as it erases what it touches, proves to be a less than ideal handhold, for the reason that it just keeps on cutting straight through everything it touches. Including the scales it is now buried in. Even so, Jormungandr shrieks as Gwen carves a long furrow down the side of his body… and it’s a looong way down…
 
…into the ocean. Better find a better handhold, Gwen.
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 09:44PM
The Maid is stuck to the mighty serpent’s head, their broken ribs helping to anchor them in place like staples. Desperately clingling with claws, fragmented bones, and teeth. The skin on their striking hand was severely burned from the friction, but after living with Magicia for so long, pain was but a memory to the maids.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:44PM
“PUNY WORMSSS. I SHALL SHED YOU ASSS SCALESSS BEFORE I DESSSTROY YOUR MISSSERABLE LITTLE ISLAND.”
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:47PM
Abel’s skin is burning as he is inside, then with the intense burning his eyes turns black as his iris is blood red. He grabs the Crissagrim and stabs the other eye making him completely blind. Abel is free from the corrosive acid and he yells loud as his hair turns silver and his skin pale, he swings his sword and stabs his wounded eye making him squirm in pain.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:48PM
The World Serpent’s head is a couple kilometres wide. Abel would have to run quite a long distance if he wished to stab the other eye.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 09:48PM
-Every memory of Helve floods Magicia’s mind, threatening to overwhelm her with the amount of emotion. This is the energy she will redirect. That she will force into the great serpent. Beneath her, the roof of the Dark Tower shifts and reshapes itself, growing into a spire with a sharp spiked tip. She has to cling on to the side to stay on while she continues to focus her energy. Nearly there. Just keep stalling him, everyone…-
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:50PM
Even so, Abel’s striking the wounded eye elicits another roar from the serpent. He is three-quarters of the way around the island now, racing through the ocean at an incredible speed. Then, he rears back his head, and prepares to DIVE.
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 09:52PM
It wasn’t uncommon in times of giant monster attacks to hear the sound of women and children screaming. Well, in Gwen, you had a bit of a combo, seeing as how she was just barely a legal adult and a woman. The high pitched screaming and squealing of absolute mortal terror she was letting lose was probably music to someone’s ears. But! She was no one-trick pony! For she had not one, not three, but TWO swords! Her hand dove into her shark backpack, where her first and arguably mightiest blade slumbered. SHINOBU… the Chinchilla of Champions. From the zipper maw of the great white shark-shaped bag emerged a revving chainsword, which joined the Vorpal blade in Gwen’s slicing journey down the length of Jormungandr, tracing the same path as the sharper blade until Gwen pulled the Vorpal blade free, and hoped the more sturdy chainsword would take its place in holding her to the serpent’s scaly body.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:52PM
As Abel is still striking the bloody eye socket and he yell, “I’M GOING TO RIP YOUR HEAD OFF YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!!”
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 09:52PM
The Head Maid lets out a shriek for more attacks. The Maidlings swarm the serpent’s body, trying ot get into the wound Gwen cut to eat the World Serpent from inside. Meanwhile, Robo-Maids have been called from headquarters to elicit so hot death from above! Superheated rays of ionized neon bombard any opening left by the other heroes with almost surgical precision!
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 09:53PM
-As the beast rears its head back, Magicia suddenly leaps from the top of the tower, sprouting wings from her back to keep airborne, and surges all of that built up energy at once. The tower suddenly is propelled forward, given a shove by the island shifting rapidly to send it up, and it lurches right at his good eye with great speed!-
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 09:53PM
The rumble of the ground brought Sarnai back to consciousness. She leaned up, shaking her head. The body of the serpent stretched, and absolutely huge. Pulling her seax, and shortsword, both made of the finest damaskus her land made, and charged, slowly staggering at first, but, the sharp biting edge cutting into the body once she reached it. Her momentum used pulled her up, her feet planting against the body as she used her weapons to climb up onto the top of the body.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 09:53PM
The chainsword sticks! As long as she doesn’t rev it…
 
Jormungandr is swift, but the launching of the tower towards his good eye was completely unexpected. In addition to the constant blows at his eye, the clinging maids now ripping into the wound along his side, and a new rider further back on its body, he is hard-pressed indeed to evade. All he can do is turn his good eye away, resulting in the tower slamming through his bottom jaw and out through his top one, creating a massive hole in the serpent’s mouth. Jormungandr lets out his loudest scream yet, cracking the tower in half as he parts his monstrous jaws, and dives underwater.
 
Taking everyone on board with it…
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 09:59PM
Abel is climbing over to his other eye and start to bash it as they are underwater, then he expose his claws and slashes his good eye soon to be another bad eye.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:02PM
“Gotcha!” -She pumps a fist and sneers as the tower makes its impact. Not the eye like she intended, but still a very good hit! … And then its underwater. Which means everyone else is underwater… shit, she hopes they are good at holding their breath. Magicia quickly flies towards the sea. She has a headache that feels like her skull is being stabbed. And she would know. She’s been stabbed in the head before. That rush of using so much mental energy at once was not kind to her.-
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:03PM
Jormungandr makes the connection. The little purple woman disappeared, and then the tower hit him in the face. Two and two. “DREAMWALKER.” The word slams into her mind like a titanic hammer.
 
He shakes his head, causing Abel to tumble around inside his head. The corrosive fluids behind his eyes are building up. If Abel stays inside his head, he will be consumed entirely.
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 10:06PM
It’s a good thing the Fwufs don’t need to breathe!The Head Maid is still clinging on for dear life, but the instinctual pang they feel from detecting their mistress suffering motivates them to move. The maid crawled along not around his head…but through the hole in their eye. The maid did the best they could, striking with the ferocity of a mantis shrimp as they pounded again and again inside Jormundgandr’s skull like Mjolnir
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 10:08PM
As soon as she felt herself in a kind of free-fall, ‘the rollercoaster is going down’ motion, Gwen took a deep breath. Not because she was fully aware of the fact she was going to hit water, but because HOLY FUCK SHE FELT SHE WAS GONNA DIE. And then… everything was wet, and she pulled her chainsword free and tried to find out which way was up so she could get back to sweet, sweet, firm, not moving around like a crazy snake, solid ground. But she was also panicking like a mofo because of course she was!!!
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:09PM
The ocean is churned into a mass of enormous waves and merciless currents by the serpent’s passage. Gwen will have to give it her all if she even wants to break the surface.
 
The maids are attacked by actual mantis shrimps. A vicious battle of their own begins.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 10:09PM
Abel rips the other eye with his claws and exit out of Jormungandr’s head, he grabs his head as they are underwater and can still feel the burning sensation from the acid.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:11PM
“Gaaah!” -She clutches her head, her descent slowing to a halt as she flaps overhead. The serpent’s voice within her mind just makes the headache worse. Still, she can’t relent. She WON’T relent.- “Face me.. and acknowledge your son… “
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:12PM
“DO NOT DARE SSSPEAK OF HIM.” Each word is like a spear hurled by a giant, smashing against Magicia’s mental barriers. “YOU WILL HAVE NOTHING FROM ME BUT DEATH, WORM.”
 
Anthem Lucas Kishimoto
 
8/13 10:14PM
Anthem came fast, almost flying across the water with as fast as she was going. She stood at the bow of a simple rowboat, her arms moving in windmill motions as she propelled herself forward with waterbending. Truth be told, she didn’t even know exactly what was going on, but she was in the Spirit World and was granted with this specific vision. So here she was, towards the sound of battle.
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 10:15PM
Considering the size difference and equivalency, the maids would not only win out against the puny mantis shrimp, but bring the water and blood within the serpent to a boil with all the ruckus. The Head Maid meanwhile continues burrowing through Jorm’s fat head, trying to get to the other eye… Damn skull is in the way though, so they have to make a detour through the sinus. Ew.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:16PM
-She ends up having to land on the cliffside to keep herself from simply plunging into the depths. Tears stream down her cheeks as she holds her head tight.- “No.. you.. you will speak the Truth… Each blow you feel from me, from any of us, that is a blow from him. That is his memory that will not be silenced. Through us, we will force the Truth from your disgusting tongue! ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SON!”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:16PM
The few shrimp that survive swear revenge. The waters around Paracosm will not be safe for the maids for many years to come.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 10:18PM
Abel starts to dig into the eye socket with his claws as he is trying to dig into his brain, but the acid keeps hitting his skin, but he bares the pain as he continues.
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 10:19PM
The Maids make a mental note to have a meeting with the Shrimp King at some point to discuss the terms of a truce. But for now, the battle continues. The Head Maid’s sinus journey brings then to…ohey is that a tongue? They summon some maidlings to try and tie it into a knot so he speaks with a list before continuing serious attack time
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 10:19PM
Doing her best to swim towards the surface, Gwen felt herself on the absolute edge. This was… insanely hard. Insanely very hard. She HAD to get up! She had to breathe! HAD to! Almost there! Nearly there! She kicked and waved her arms and tried her hardest! But that strength, and the panic, it was fading, fading, falling apart. She wasn’t even close… But she had the Vorpal blade in one hand, and with a swing… She cut a path for herself right to the surface of the water– or more accurately, a dozen feet ABOVE the surface of the water, with water and herself pouring right back down into the ocean, But! During that short bit of free-fall, she gasped for air, sucked it in, and hit the water again. Lame, but effective. Her head bobbed back up to the surface after a moment, and she breathed in again, deep, drinking in the air.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:20PM
Jormungandr’s answer is to EXPLODE from the water, rising high above the island, until his head touched the clouds… which themselves had been churned into a black-grey funnel. Lightning crackled down on the island as the storm raged overhead… and the ocean around Paracosm began to rise. And rise, and rise, churning in a massive inverted maelstrom, a tornado of water surrounding the entire island. Anthem manages to make it inside that perimeter as the maelstrom meets the clouds in an impossible display of elemental power. Jormungandr is twitching, shudders running through his titanic body as he feels the puny mortals digging away inside his skull. Taking a moment to jet corrosive fluid through his sinuses, Jormungandr glares down at Magicia, standing so bravely on the cliffside, and begins to tighten his coils.
 
The shoreline is utterly destroyed, crumpling beneath the serpent’s muscles.
 
Anthem feels an echo in her mind – strained, possibly insane, but still unbelievably potent. “ANOTHER WORM, THIS ONE WITH THE OCEAN AT THEIR FINGERTIPS. COME. COME AND DIE WITH ALL THE OTHERS.”
Sarnai
 
8/13 10:23PM
Sarnai had held her ground until the creature broke into the water, her blades slipped from it and she went tumbling. An odd sense of unawareness of her surroundings struck her. Her feet were no longer on solid, well, anything. She quickly jumped down, trying to get to the shore, but the shore was no longer. Instead her descent was into water. Plunging, she tried to go back up to the surface. She didn’t know how to swim very well, but she could try to keep afloat and paddle her way to what would be a shore. A string of cursing came from her as she made her way to the rock of the land, coughing.
 
Anthem Lucas Kishimoto
 
8/13 10:23PM
In her arrival, Anthem had wondered what that phenomenon was. Now that she came closer, crimson eyes landed onto the Jormungandr and …. what? To say that she was scared was an understatement, could any human say differently? But she pushed forward, quickly until she made it to the island she was on her way too. In her travel, she’d waterbend Gwen into the boat, and onto the island.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:23PM
-Her head is screaming and burning, her face soaked with her tears. Still she stands alone, staring up at the beast’s snout and shuddering violently. Dark tendrils emerge from all around her. She isn’t sure where the others are. She has no idea that they are inside his skull. Fists clench as she continues to shout up at him.- “Do you deny the pain he inflicts upon you through us!? Do you deny how he drives us forward? Do you deny how I will not stop trying for him!?”
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 10:24PM
Abel is somehow back inside Jormungandr’s skull again and can still feel the pain, but he still continues to dig in deeper. As he continues to dig he made it to the brain, he smirks and said, “Playtime.” Then he punches Jormungandr’s brain trying to cause a headache.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:25PM
The World Serpent convulses as Abel strikes at his brain. Even so, it is only a pinprick, and his brain is big enough for someone to get lost in. A wave of psychic energy slams into Abel, trying to get him to back down.
 
Anthem Lucas Kishimoto
 
8/13 10:27PM
The voice would come in soft, her passive Aura preventing any dangerous mental contact; but the snake proved a portion of its power with that message alone. From the shoreline, Anthem bended the waters of the sea at the creature, sizing it up.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:29PM
“YOUR RESSSOLVE SSSICKENSSS ME, PUNY QUEEN. MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR GODS; DEATH COMESSS.” With that, the power of the storm struck Jormungandr, electrifying his entire body, and filling him with energy. He prepared to descend and crush both the cliffs and Magicia in his jaws, when something equally powerful soars through the air, striking his one good eye and causing him to rear back and shriek again… several kilometres away, Solringen exhales, and crumples, the last of his strength spent after hurling his lance. The serpent’s face is a mess of blood and holes.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 10:29PM
Abel got slam by his psychic energy, he is trembling but not out for the count. He grins and said, “Oh I’m going to enjoy this so much.” His claws appear again and run after the brain, he runs on the skull and jumps off of it and lands on his brain then start clawing the brain.
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 10:30PM
“Oh fweep, time to go!” The sinus mission is abandoned as the maids leap out of the serpent and to the crumbling island… But not the Head Maid. Fwuf themselves had climbed back out on to his stupid face! Their battered bodyoozed black coagulated sludge. Their blood. Among the blood is a little maid golem, Bloodie. And the little creature scampered towards and open would as the Head Maid desperately and angrily it Jorm’s forhead, screaming at the while. “You dare harm my mistress, mongoose bait?! I will kill you! I will bring Ragnarok on your skull!” Tears welled in Fwufs eyes, tears of blood. “Your cursed bloodline always hurts mistress! You f-” the maid is cut short as they’re rocked along with the serpent from the blow.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:30PM
Anthem’s water batters at the creature’s sides, empowered by the raging ocean around her. Abel’s claws rend bloody furrows in the serpent’s brain.
 
Gwen Poole
 
8/13 10:30PM
Given how dog tired she was, Gwen had no strength to protest being magic-splashed into a boat, and then sent on her merry way to land, which is where she wanted to go anyway… And once she was there, she just… rested. And stared at the sky. And tried to make the feeling of riding a giant snake leave her stomach.
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 10:30PM
Sarnai climbed up to her feet, looking around for her mare. As she let out a shrill whistle, the horse reared and came darting down to her, having to leave its refuge upon the cliffs. She met the mare, climbing up and searching for her bow. Just ahead, her bow was floating. Digging her heels into the mare’s sides, the horse darted. She leaned down, reaching out, she grasped her bow and slung herself upwards, an arrow knocked and ready, searching for an opening.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:32PM
Bloodie’s efforts make the serpent stop for a moment, unable to believe that such a tiny, insignificant creature would dare challenge him. His mind reaches out, crashing against those of everyone present. “WHY?!” Jormungandr screams, his cries shaking the earth and sea. “WHY DO YOU FIGHT SO HARD?!”
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:32PM
-She braces herself for impact, ready to disappear in a cloud of smoke, but then… It takes her a moment to process what has happened. Did Solringen actually defy his father? She stares in wonder, in worry… no. She has to regather her thoughts. Doing her best to ignore the pain in her head, she ascends into the air once more, summoning blasts of nightmare energy and hurling them at the serpent’s head, one right after the other.- “Even if I die, my spirit will fight you! I will not rest until I have carried out Helvegen’s will!”
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 10:32PM
Abel continues to claw his way to the serpent’s brain as he yell, “Because I am a hunter dammit! And I fight for the good of people!”
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:34PM
“He was our hero! He was my friend! My closest friend! And I will do whatever it takes for even the slightest possibility of speaking to him again!”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:34PM
Blinded, bloodied and beaten from countless blows to his body and head, Jormungandr lets out one final world-rocking roar before loosening his coils and diving straight for Magicia, intending to obliterate her and a sizeable chunk of her island along with her.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:36PM
-She refuses to move, instead summoning one final huge shockwave of nightmare energy. Her mind feels like it is snapping in half. The island turns pitch black.-
 
Anthem Lucas Kishimoto
 
8/13 10:36PM
Anthem sighed, closed her eyes, and allowed the avatar energy to surge through her body. She moved gracefully for a few seconds, then launched a massive lightning bolt to a section of the snake that remained underwater; but directly in front of her; careful not to hit anyone else. Then she looked to Gwen, small smirk and a nod, checking her wellbeing.
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 10:36PM
Sarnai growled, her arrow flying loose just as the the coiled serpent around the island let go. She leaned, gripping the mane of the mare, “…Is it over…?”
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 10:38PM
Abel is almost done with the brain and then he pulls his .357 Magnum Revolver out and as he start to charge up his final attack he said, “Fuck you.” Then as he fires his gun and Jormungandr’s brain with a bullet encase with his own darkness causing a explosion and he said, “Dark Explosion.”
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 10:38PM
The Head Maid dives off of the serpent ready to dive in front of their Mistress to block the incoming monster, ready to go to the end of the earth for her… Bloodie meanwhile just clings in the serpent. He may recognize familiar blood in the little golem. “Your little bastard died protecting Mistress, so shall we! “
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 10:41PM
As Sarnai looked around, she saw the Serpent dive for someone. She knocked another arrow, aimed for the open wounds upon its head, “Fates be damned! This thing is relentless!”
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:42PM
As the arrow flies, Anthem’s avatar-energized lightning strikes it, supercharging the projectile. When it smashes into Jormungandr’s skull, it is greater than the sum of its parts – enough to cause what is left of the serpent’s eye to explode in a burst of blood and acid. The dark-encased bullet fires deep into his brain, rocking his body and causing him to falter… and with Magicia’s gathered energy, the entire island at her back…
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:44PM
-With the entire island at her back, the energy ripples, the power punching into his mind in multiple rounds. The screams of the dancers and the ash writhes, the fury of the berserkers, the fear of the dark knights, the insanity of the shapers, the horror of the maids, the hopes and dreams of every citizen and creature… all of it hits the mighty serpent’s mind at once, and it all chants to him. ACKNOWLEDGE HIM.-
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 10:45PM
Sarnai set another arrow ready on the string, “AY-HA!!” She yelled, watching the arrow land with the help of a lightning strike. The horse pranced, wanting nothing more than to run from the danger, but refused to work against her riders will. Sarnai tapped her foot, trying to keep the mare calm.
 
Anthem Lucas Kishimoto
 
8/13 10:46PM
Anthem finished her kung fu movement, bringing her hands before her in a graceful arc and she bent her legs just a bit. “Yeah!” She exclaimed as she watched her lightning slam with the arrow, causing the creatures eye to explode. The Avatar brought some rocks up alongside her, shaping themselves as she bide her time.
 
“The Path of Death”
 
8/13 10:49PM
The World Serpent writhes and SMASHES down on the ground behind Magicia, blasting the island apart while she and Fwuf are unscathed by the impact.The waves crash against the shore, and the storm above looses a torrent of heavy rain where before there was unceasing lightning. Its gigantic body gouges an equally large furrow straight through Paracosm, nearly splitting the island in half from its fall. The maelstrom of water churns once more, then falls like a great sheet of water, rocking Anthem’s boat, but failing to overturn it. Jormungandr’s voice echoes once more through the minds of all those present, in deep, halting words filled with indescribably loathing.
 
“MY SSSECOND SSSON… ISSS…”
 
“…HELVEGEN.”
 
The Path of Death chimes.
 
The Serpent’s Truth has been wrested from its treacherous tongue.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 10:53PM
-She grits her teeth, wondering if the beings in the underground tunnels managed to survive that impact.. she feels fear and panic, but not any of their deaths. It seems the island managed to hold. And in her mind, the book chimes. Breathing a sigh of relief, she starts to float down, finding a place to land and summoning the book and cauldron that have been stored in her mind. This is it. She has finally completed the spell’s recipe. Nothing else exists to her right now. Just this. She hugs the book to her chest before tossing it in the cauldron.-
 
Sarnai
 
8/13 10:54PM
Sarnai was tossed again from the horse as the island was cleaved in two. With a yell, she landed on her back, the hard rock of the earth bare, her head slamming against it, knocking her out once more. Gravity seemed to be her next enemy that needed to be dealt with.
 
Anthem Lucas Kishimoto
 
8/13 10:56PM
Anthem bended the violent waters around her as the serpent fell. Well… She was glad that she was in it at then end. Amazed that such a beast was felled, the warrior in her was a bit disappointed that she didn’t show up earlier. But with it, dead, she sensed that her duty was competed, and she left as soon as she arrived.
 
Helvegen
 
8/13 10:56PM
The book enters the cauldron, taking a moment to sink into the broth. For an awful moment, there is nothing – no sound, no movement.
 
Then, a single note drifts out across Paracosm – the distinctive low E of an antique violin.
 
Abel Graves
 
8/13 10:58PM
(brb)
 
Helvegen
 
8/13 10:58PM
The brothers, Askeladden and Solringen, stand at the cauldron’s edge, having materialized from fire and snow.
 
Fwufikins, the Maid(s)™
 
8/13 10:59PM
The exhausted Head Maid suddenly perks up, sniffing the air to try and find the source of the familiar tone. “Wait… how…”
 
Helvegen
 
8/13 10:59PM
And between them, a third figure, cloaked in spider silk, manifests out of the wind.
 
Magicia the Nightmare Dancer – Queen of Paracosm
 
8/13 11:00PM
-She stands there, frozen, staring. First at the cauldron. Then at the brothers. At the third. Just… stares.-
 
Helvegen
 
8/13 11:02PM
As he pulls back his hood, long dark hair falls over his shoulders. A pale, handsome, boyish face is revealed, in which sit a pair of eyes that belong to someone much, much older. They are kind, sad eyes.
 
Helvegen smiles.
 
“…Hey.”
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