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Improvidence Rising
 
10/19 11:08PM
The audience arrives to witness the Rumble in the Underdark. Facing them as they have travelled along the winding twists and turns of the only tunnel left open to them, is a vast cavern that stretches further than the eye can see. Great stalagmites and stalactites thrust danger from the ceiling and the floor. It is cool, and damp and lit with the strange eerie glow from the fluorescent slime moulds that coat the walls of this dank sanctuary. Hung all about is the froth of spiders webs.
 
It is empty but for a few wretched mutants, their eyes turn to view these strange new interlopers and all can see that hope is fading fast from these few stragglers, who chose to stand with their ruler til the end. They would see the form of a giant rat, easily the size of a small car, skittering across the floor before them and into the dark. And hear the furious angry clicking of mandibles from those great arachnids that make this their home. Unseen, they keep to the shadows, but are a terrifying presence to all who come to this place.
 
Some distance away, stands a great pile of bones, human, rat and the few drow that met their demise from this loathesome creature. Atop this mountain, slouched in his throne, and leaning upon one elbow while he desperately considers how to save his people- sits the effete form of Anders the Blood God, lost in a thousand yard stare as he tries to formulate a plan to save his people. All he can do, like the rest of them, is sit…
 
And wait. (E)
 
Narrator
 
10/19 11:19PM
The city of Improvidence rests far beneath the earth, carved of stone and caverns, one of which is the great arena hall. But this extends into many others, whole networks of woven shaped and excavated work that twist through the ground in mind boggling complexity. Meanwhile, the land above lays fallow, the very dirt, the air, irradiated with the fallout of its not so distant destructive past. However, on Hellifyno, life finds a way, and even here there are struggling signs of vegetation. Small strangled roots break through, tiny sprouts appear the waste and obsidian glass, and there are even the barest forms of microrganisms and larger things, starting to eek a bare and limited, but growing life upon the environment. However, all of this hard fought progress is threatened, by the looming Cloud of Golden Death that lurks upon the horizon, a stain on the sky, an unholy blight that obliterates or mutates, desecrates and destroys anything it touches. And it is growing, it is surging, it is moving outwards and as its wasting death bulges, the city beneath the ground, Improvidence, lies in its stretched path.
 
Improvidence Rising
 
10/19 11:23PM
When the vampyres returned from the reconnoitre, with half their number missing and Brigitte, the Sister/Mater of Anders injured and unable to heal- the people of Improvidence saw this. Thinking that their Vampiric overloads were invincible and then seeing that Brigitte was clearly not and that this Golden Travesty was lethal and injurious to all- there was widespread panic. Humans, giant rats and the massive spiders that occupied the dark depths of the cave system- crawled over each other to get to their bolt holes, the helpless and the sick, crushed beneath the feet of the flailing mob.
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
10/19 11:23PM
Anders was perturbed at the sight of Brigitte and reaching for a human that rushed past to find sanctuary, grabbed the woman about the neck and lifted her from her feet. With a swift slash at her throat that sent blood fountaining from arteries and foaming into his mouth, he offered the dying human to his sister. “Drick min syster!” he commands in his mother tongue “Mata och läka!” Drink my sister- feed and heal. Brigitte grabs in desperation as the golden ooze drips from wounds that suppurate further and skin blackens and falls from muscle. She does as he commands, but instead of the expected healing- nothing. Anders cannot believe his eyes and orders her to be taken to safety and for her unit to use their own vitae if they have to save her.
 
It seems not even the Vampyres are immune to this poison and so Anders orders all of his peoples to go to their caves, stay with their families and pray to whatever Gods claim them that they will be safe.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
10/19 11:30PM
The Scion of Hellifyno stepped through a portal into the city of Improvidence. She stood at 5’6 with jet back hair and a tattoo of an arrow on the sides of her shaved head. She wore her orange and yellow almost robes, brown boots with stone bottoms, and a belt that contained water. Which her satchel around her neck, Anthem had brought the Sword of Promised Victory and strapped it to her back. Crimson eyes looked around, to see where this battle would take place. She could feel it, the Golden Death in the skies above the deep city; it brought goosebumps just thinking about it. Wordlessly, she wandered around to survey the area; she had never been to this city before and wanted to get familiar.
 
Abigail Windsor
 
10/19 11:34PM
Tired? Always. But that doesn’t stop the shifter from feeding her curiosity as a portal appears. There’s something off about the whole thing but knowing her, she’s already rising, pushing her glass away and slipping through the portal, making sure to deposit a couple of coins in passing. Where it inevitably takes her? She’s unsure. But nothing good ever came from entering through any of the portals that would appear. A tugging at her navel draws her forward, the feeling of warmth coating her exposed flesh as she no sooner arrives on the other side. Emerald hues skirt the sea of her surroundings as she moves, taking a few quiet footfalls forward – y’know, in case anyone else finds themselves tumbling out after her. Thick red locks are drawn up and out of her line of vision into a high seated bun. She’s willowy in appearance; standing barely five feet four inches tall and wrapped in faded denims, a basic black tee and sneakers. Go Abbey!
 
Kida le Morte
 
10/19 11:35PM
*kida stood above the entrance to the lower world of improvidence.. glaring down to the darkness that once claimed her sanity.. that broke the womans mind in two. she had one reason to be here. to get the holy spear back. during her most recent fight she assumed it was there. judas was there. then once her mind came down from the high… it was simply a trick.. she curled her fingers around the gaia spear… her eyes got harder. more dangerous as she took a light step down into those tunnels… then, she began to glow. that soft yellow glow that clung to her body. she sprinted faster. trying to recall the way to his chamber. to that chamber where the hell insued.. she wasn’t afraid anymore…she pulled the spear tight to her side, then her voice rang out. harsh and cruel sounding but also alluring and almost singsong in a way* Anders!! oh ANDERS!!!!
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
10/19 11:39PM
When the caverns empty of all but a few, it was at this moment that Kida appears. “Oh what in Holy Hell…!” he mutters beneath his breath, instantly thinking that, of course, she comes for the spear. What makes that spear so special he wonders? Certainly it has power- this he has felt when handling it, and also a certain foreboding that such power could easily overpower even as great a deity as himself.
 
Kaler Eland
 
10/19 11:39PM
*Through the winding tunnels Kaler would hover, above any others who also joined him after paying the fee for this supposed battle. Brand new news for Kaler; what was Kida doing he thought? This was quite sudden, and strange, and he felt he should join and see what the heck was gonna happen. Down the cave tunnel he went. Had he ever seen Improvidence before? No, only ever heard of it, and why it was a dangerous place to go. Sure he could survive radiation; he bathed himself in the Sun daily, but he still didn’t go since there wasn’t anything to go see in his eyes. The boy would allow a swirl of gold glowing energy to move around his arm to illuminate the paths before him, and went through the walls with super-vision to determine where the heck he actually was…that was when he heard that voice crying out…it echoed throughout the caves, a sickening feel to it, but strangely familiar…was that-* Kida?! *That got the Alien to cart through the tunnels faster, to try and find the Goddess out of concern for her, and others*
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
10/19 11:40PM
“Ahhhh- the Mother of Twine!” he exclaims brightly, turning and offering a toothy humourless grin to the vengeful Goddess, as he rises from his throne in the middle of that spacious cavern. “As always your timing is impeccable!” with a sigh to indicate that he really didn’t have time for this and that, just in case she hadn’t noticed- the cloud was almost upon them and his focus was needed in saving his people.
 
Kida le Morte
 
10/19 11:45PM
*she stood opposite of him, across the open cave, glowing and angry, the second holy spear in her hand as she raised it and pointed the spear towards anders* you have something of mine, that i would very much like back… *she too grinned towards him, she knew of the death cloud and wanted to save as many. even those that the world cast out so long before her time. she glanced around a bit to the beings that were around then back*
 
Abigail Windsor
 
10/19 11:46PM
Lost. Great, she’s found herself in some city without a clue on where she’s headed. Lips twitch into a grimace as she’s wandering about aimlessly. She doesn’t have to wait long before the echoing tone of another is received. Ears on high alert, the shifter follows the sound… pitter-pattering the soles of those sneakers in the hopes of running into someone – anyone – at this point. Not quite willing to call out however, she follows the sound through the winding underground, humming under breath. Hands are tucked within the safety of those denim pockets. Pitter-patter. Pitter-patter. Please, Goddess, let there be someone else nearby. Knowing her luck she’s going to wind up even more lost than before. Huff-huff. “H-Hellooo?”
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
10/19 11:48PM
Anthem looked around, and quickly headed towards the noises, the impending sounds of battle. Luckily for her, the Scion’s passive aura protected her from a healthy degree of radiation. She came up from behind, a spectator for this event. A battle of /God(dess)s/ was quite potentially dangerous for the beings that just lived in this city, or any nearby cities. Quietly, crimson orbs peered across the cavern to see the encounter. As she waited, she heard another voice and sensed the steps of Abigail heading towards the battlefield. “Ayeee.” She said back, hoping to guide the redhead towards her.
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
10/19 11:48PM
“If you say so Kida- but as well you know- possession is nine tenths of the law” Brought your entourage I see” he states as he sees the crowd that gathers. It seems there are many who would wish to see the downfall of Anders the Blood God. He should be mildly irritated, but she is rather predictable. “If that flaccid little excuse of a dragon has been selling tickets then I want a cut- say- 20%?”
 
Abigail Windsor
 
10/19 11:51PM
Thank the Goddess! There is someone else down here and she’s not just walking around aimless. Seeking out the one beckoned her, she follows. The pacing of her footsteps increases and she’s jogging towards straight ahead! When she finally comes into view of another, a hand is set upon the center of her chest and she slows, blinking with almost frustration. “I thought I’d never get out of here,” she chuckles. There’s a slight accent as she speaks, her smile radiating brilliantly as she approaches the other woman. “Hey, hiya, hello. Abigail. Where the heck are we?”
 
Kida le Morte
 
10/19 11:52PM
*she smirked a bit* the ones gathering was not my doing at all anders. do you think so shallow of me…*she moved a bit as she kept her eyes on the blood god…she knew some of his tricks but se wouldn’t be taken for a fool this time.. no. not this time at all… her mind was clear this time.. * so if you wish to avoid this…just… ya know.. give me my dear judas back and ill be on my way and you can save your people…*a warless attempt for sure… kida didn’t want to fight him.. after all he too was a god of her pantheon, her eyes narrowed to him for his answer*
 
Dragon Teers
 
10/19 11:53PM
5% and that’s a gift you snotty trollish lil edge lord
 
::continues selling beer and other sundries in the stands::
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
10/19 11:53PM
He answers. Oh yes, he answers! A glance at the crowd but certainly there was one face in particular that was missing. One that he owed a fight, moreso than the Twine Goddess. “Naythan not with you?” he asks with loathesome innocence. “Awwww- has he left you too?” goading her with spite. “As they all do eventually hmmm Kida.” He has been inside the mind of Kida, and knows her flaws, her insecurities, her failings. The poor insecure deity craves only love, and receives it in abundance for she is much beloved of her people. But this was not the love she so obviously yearned for and romantic love evades her yet again. “Maybe next time.”
 
Narrator
 
10/19 11:54PM
Those that watch, those that monitor the world above the city of Improvidence, in suits of protection or outcroppings sealed against the radiant wastes. They see it first. The looming golden stain on the sky, the death cloud.It is rising, higher and higher into the air, like a coiled snake, set to strike. Still miles off, it is menacing, and seems to grow only closer, stretching in luxurious golden waves across the land as its mass devours the horizon, slowly but surely eating the city’s southern scape, slowly closing in on the wasteland top, and the thriving realm below, slowly making its way towards Improvidence. This sudden movement, the first in days, is in angry, sputtering steps, and so far off and with little that can monitor it properly, the biological eye is the only witness, and those few with open eyes that watch and see, view a frightful thing, as in great surging waves it comes forward, devouring, killing, melting any in its path. Eating even the miles between the city and leveling anything in its wake. Behind, only smoky yellow ruins, the howls of the dying mutant beasts, and… new and strangely enough… the echoing howls of laughter…
 
But those in Improvidence remain safe below the earth. Huddled in caverns far from the coming death…
 
Improvidence Rising
 
10/19 11:55PM
There are some that see this horrible situation as an opportunity, other than the dragon. Among the crowd of people that starts to arrive, is a ragged mutant man with three arms and four eyes, one for each direction of the compass. Around his neck, hangs a concession tray and in two of his hands, each a bundle of what appears to be tasty toasted meat on a stick. The scent of cooked meat is indeed mouthwatering- until one realises that the only meat available down in this hellish place is rat and spider. “Otters noses!” he calls out, peddling his wares. “Sparrow tongues! Get them while they are hot!”
 
Kaler Eland
 
10/19 11:55PM
*Twist, turn, left right, sometimes a bit up and then down again; jeez these caves went on forever it seemed. He for one was further ahead of the other people arriving, simply due to having flown, pretty quickly, through the cave tunnels, of which creatures would probably end up scared and running away due to his sheer force of movement. Finally, eventually, the boy manages to find the entrance to that….huuuuuge cave, woah! Jeez thiss place went on forever it seemed…quite dark, pillars of stone everywhere, huge cobwebs, strange creatures or whatever they were, and…a dragon? Selling beer? Weird…he’d go see that in a moment. What got his attention first was seeing the glowing form of Kida; he could see those emotions radiating off of her, as was his ability, and they made the boy fearful* K-Kida…?
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
00:00AM
Anthem nodded towards the woman who just showed up. “Well met, I’m Anthem Kishimoto. And this is the city of Improvidence. We’re about to see two /very/ powerful beings fight over a spear, from what I gather. I imagine, Abigail, if you stick by me we can watch this together and be /relatively/ safe I hope. It’s hard to tell with these things.” In the meanwhile, she just stood and watched. She didn’t buy anything, no the trained elementalist keep a casual but ready demeanor on.
 
Kida le Morte
 
00:00AM
*she scoffed to him* my husband couldn’t make it this time… but i assure you he has not left me… *her dark secrets. the horrors that lurked within her mind. but for now she was focused on anders. taking notice of kaler for a moment, even without looking.. she nodded to him then back to anders, raising the pointed spear head to him once more* so anders.. will you take up the spear and fight me…. god killing versus gaia… *she grinned more, almost a devilish grin now*
 
Isabo amethyst Hendrix
 
00:01AM
I sighed hearing about the match between Kida and Andres , I knew then both personally an wondered what had gotten so bad between them they needed to duke it out. In a gladitorial arena. I had bought a ticket for a seat up close,i wondered which friend I’d be losing. I took a seat and ordered a beer .
 
Neopolitan
 
00:02AM
Anthem and Abigail would both find themselves joined very suddenly by a mismatched eyed short girl, who just silently twirled her open parasol over her shoulder as she looked around with such an… intense sense of curiosity. She wasn’t impolite, though, and just nodded at the two in greeting before her eyes turned to carefully watch what was happening. Now THIS was interesting. And promising.
 
Abigail Windsor
 
00:03AM
“Anthem, a pleasure.” she smiles, offering a hand in greeting. “…this is probably a stupid question really, but… where are we?” Abbey didn’t want to sound as though she’d just come from under the rubble, but it was clear to see she was by no means comfortable with her current predicament. That portal had been the worst idea and she’s now paying for it. “The City of Improvidence? And there’s fighting taking place down here?” Hrm, she couldn’t recall such a place during her last visit, but she’s more than happy to stand alongside her newly acquired acquaintance. “So, who are we watching exactly?”
 
“Oh, hello new companion also!”
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
00:04AM
Anders was supremely powerful since the Age Of Wonders. His power had grown with each drop of blood that had been spilled on the soil of Hellifyno. Kida, Magicia et al had unwittingly given him more during the Wages of Consequence and the Giovanni conflict, spilling it recklessly and with abandon. She may be surprised at just how powerful he is. His capacity to manipulate events with just a thought might just give her more trouble then anticipated.The sclera of his eyes glowed red with its energy. He slowly slides off his jacket and rolls up his sleeves in that same fastidious manner that he always has surrounding his appearance. “Well, if we must fight it out then so be it- but I would have thought your sympathies would have been with these poor wretches that have no escape from the Golden Plague. But then- this “caring for others” spiel has always been nothing more than an act for you. Of course- you would risk everything here…” a hand sweeping to indicate the vast cavern that they all occupy, “because of course, these poor unfortunates are beyond your care.” “I noticed those teddies of yours were absent when Improvidence required assistance.” And with that same illucive capacity, one thought is all it takes and the Judas Spear, gleaming in all it’s glory, appears in his hand.
 
Kaler Eland
 
00:06AM
*He took note of the nod, not fully sure of what to do. Should he go to her? Should he remain behind and not intervene? I mean, he was /strong/ but, Kida and Anders were literal “Gods”, and that he thought he probably couldn’t fare anything against, well, not that he wanted to find out. He felt bad for Kida obviously, the woman who gave him his home here, but he’d respect the seemingly tense situation, and opts to remain in the sidelines, moving up through the air and onto the side of a towering spire of rocks, to view the battle or whatever from a sky view* T-this looks really bad…. *Should the other 3 people consisting of Anthem who he knew arrive in the cave, they’d probably spot the Alien standing, in a sort of spider-man way, against the side of a tall stone column. His eyes spotted those 2 spears the Gods held; were those what they fought over? What was so special about spears??*
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
00:09AM
Anthem took Abbey’s hand in her own, then offered her a traditional greeting. A closed right fist into an open left palm with a slight bow of her head. “Well. We’re watching Kida – The Mother of Twine and Anders – God of Blood.” She replied with a nod. Then looked back to the woman with brown and pink eyes, looking at her with an…interested expression. “Greetings.” And then turned her attention to the battle, watching intently on the spears that were fought over, well the one anyway. She noticed Kaler, but she was more intently focusing on the impending battle to say anything or do anything to greet him.
 
Kida le Morte
 
00:11AM
*she tilted her head to the side a bit and smiled* don’t worry, if you fail tonight anders, ill help your people and bring them into the light instead of feeding upon their fears and blood… you are a blood god. but i.. i am the mother god. *once judas appeared she would smile more and whisper* hello dear friend… *she too had grown stronger since their last encounter.. that soft yellow glow then flashed to a bright red as she moved forward. swinging the spear head of gaia against judas’ for a moment, pushing against it as she looked into his lifeless eyes* i may have my fears anders. but you will know loss..
 
Dragon Teers
 
00:12AM
Barrel of booze! Get your barrel of booze here! Can’t enjoy watching two people brutally murder one another in a barbaric blood sport without a nice cold barrel of booze!
 
Danger Ranger
 
00:13AM
Amongst the crowd, just off to the side there was a particular dark haired goddess talking to a dwarf
 
-Kicks enter button-
 
Abigail Windsor
 
00:14AM
“Anders…” blinking away the weariness that had crept into the crows feet around her eyes and mouth, Abbey then — while shaking Anthem’s hand firmly — would shift ehr gaze towards the main arena, searching for the face of one particular bloodsucker. “…I know him.” she grumbles. “I do not know the other however. Primitive weapons such as spears seemed a thing of the past as far as she was concerned, but then again some help more power than initially perceived. With her lips puckered, she unfurls her hand from the other woman’s, nodding casually and furrowing those brows of hers quizzically. For a moment she stands unmoving. As still as a statue before her hip gives out and cock to the left with a slight distance wedged between her footing. “Any guess on who might win?”
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
00:14AM
The expression of Anders was one of fierce determination. The time for snide comments is over and so he readies himself for the inevitable first strike. As the Mother of twine swings, he counters by blocking with the Judas Spear and the two great weapons come together with an almighty smash, glowing and sizzling from their respective power contained, and sending a shockwave across the space that would have the spectators staggering and knocked off their feet with the unparalleled force.
 
Kaler Eland
 
00:17AM
*Oh gosh, what the heck?! Thoughts of supposed fearfulness came from the boy atop his spire-stand, seeing Kida having turned from a soft golden glow to a sudden, vengeful red. Poor Kaler had no real idea of what to do, nor what really was happening to the Goddess who he knew as someone so calm and kind. Course he has only been on this planet for 3/ish months, so everything’s new to the curious Alien. He watched intently, seeing the strange glow of energy emit from both spears, making quite the dazzling spectacle, seems it was quite cl- Woah!! Never mind, dazzling -and- powerful! Even /he/ had to grip onto the spire as it shook from the emissions of power* W-what the…
 
Danger Ranger
 
00:17AM
She smiled and a moment later said dwarf would walk away. Then, a nymph with blonde dreads approached her. They seemed to know each other. They were soon joined by another female, and then Danger was left alone again. So…what exactly was Danger, the most recluse of them all doing at such an event? Besides watching the fight, she was selling some primo ganja. What? Girl’s gotta eat.
 
Narrator
 
00:18AM
As if encouraged by the brutal onslaught of battle within the city, the great Golden Plague Cloud surges forward, faster than ever. In its wake, a village is consumed, a hundred men and women, simple farmers left behind from the many refugees who had fled, are melted, their bodies, flesh, and maybe even souls eviscerated in moments as the unyielding and uncaring cloud moves towards its inevitable destination. In the watch stations and monitor towers of Improvidence surface, men and women suddenly rush to spread the news. Radios buzz on, communications flare to life. But the alarms are not sounded yet. They have instructions. This is an important night. Only doom itself is to interrupt the battle of the gods. So while preparations are made, and a slight panic erupts, the populace is only hinted to, not alarmed into a full headlong rush. But the Golden Death Cloud is imminent.
 
Kida le Morte
 
00:20AM
*kida backed off a bit as she too was filled with determination, then that red glow flickered to the end and then lit up in flames as she lunged more towards the man. aiming to try to free the spear from his hands*
 
(ack enter!!)
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
00:21AM
Anthem shook her head as she watched the fight. “I have no idea. But, I hope it doesn’t spill out amongst the people.” She felt a pull to the Gaian weapon, having a strong connection that energy as well. With a shift of her foot, a worked stone ledge came up behind them, small enough for the girls to perch themselves on instead of standing; but tall enough to take cover behind if need be. “Do stay on your feet though, who knows what destruction awaits tonight.”
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
00:21AM
And now the ALL Corp Dreadnaught the Aurora is hovering above the city as high as it can be while still with a perfect view of the impending battle below. Meanwhile a trio of cat girls appears near Anthem Abigail and Neopolitan with a large camera a tripod and a microphone. They begin setting up beside them.
 
Kida le Morte
 
00:22AM
damnit…*she kept hard eyes on anders as she heard the news of the death cloud moving closer* cmon anders.. just let it go and we can save your people…*she brought the glowing, flaming weapon down towards his lower arms, not quite to his wrists*
 
Abel Cross and Kaylin, The Dragon Caretakers
 
00:22AM
A portal open up and a whole bunch of small dragons are pushing barrels of the famous Grimvale Ale and as Abel walks out of the portal he yell, “HELLO PEOPLE! COME ON OVER AND TRY THE FAMOUS GRIMVALE ALE! HOME OF THE FAMOUS ISLANDS OF GRIMVALE FILLED WITH ALL EXOTIC DRAGONS!”
 
Dragon Teers
 
00:24AM
And my tubs of booze feature… mostly being clean, and… umh….. oh! Large amounts of 100% REAL certified dragon DNA! Featuring EXTRA protein!
 
“Taste the Lizard”
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
00:24AM
It surely had been a long time for the Goddess, he can see that now. Her skills that at one time were renowned across all of Hellifyno had atrophied from lack of use. The single minded Goddess was so intent on grabbing at the spear, and does at least get a hand upon it’s powerful shaft, that she does not see Anders counter with a front kick to the abdomen, below her guard. If successful, the force of it would send her across the space and smashing into the rock walls of the cavern.
 
Abigail Windsor
 
00:26AM
There’s a sensation of sorts. One that has the fine, downy hairs on her arms and neck standing on end. She finds herself teetering when the stone ledge appears, debating nothing ever good came from entering portals. What made this one any different? With a discomforting roll of her shoulders, fingers pushing against the still damaged tissue of -that- shoulder, she hums. Twenty-twenty vision has her gaze narrowing in on the competitors, cheeks ballooning as she sucks back a breath excitably. Anders was an asshole. She still wasn’t over the fact that the cretin had nibbled on her neck that one time. Huff-huff. “Standing it is…” the corners of her mouth extending into a cautious semi-attentive grin.
 
Abel Cross and Kaylin, The Dragon Caretakers
 
00:26AM
The dragons are pushing all of the barrels near Kaler and Abel waves at him and said, “Hey Kaler! Come help me with all of the barrels, we got about ten more of them.”
 
Kida le Morte
 
00:28AM
*she would move the gaia spear infront of the punch as she was sent flying, but his dead skin upon touching it, if he did infact touch the spear, would begin to sizzle as the skin cells that made contact attempted to revive. causing a burning pain over his knuckles…kida smashed into the wall as she climbed out, a few drops of blood drip from her tied back purple locks* good hit there anders…*she spits off to the side a bit*
 
Narrator
 
00:29AM
Above the city of Improvidence, those few who watch and keep track on the world, are starting to panic. The Great Golden Death Cloud is looming ever closer. What’s worse, it is hard to tell exactly how far away it really is. The miasma of yellow plague melts sun particles as readily as life and structure, causing a distortion effect around it making it seem at once, far off, and at the same time imminent upon the surface land. Debates flare. Officers and soldiers argue visibly about whether the alarms need to be sounded. But still, there is quiet across the city. Measures are taken, troops are called in from reserves, and the city is on alert. But it is not alarmed. And so, the golden plague creeps ever closer, as indecision rules above, and violence rules below, in the subterranean realm of Improvidence.
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
00:29AM
“And here we have two godlike beings battling over a sharp stick.” Says the blonde cat girl into the camera. “It appears to be a high stakes battle. Be sure to plan your vacations around the potential outcome around thos battle. Who knows how this will affect the economy.” She giggles.
 
Kida le Morte
 
00:29AM
*foot not knuckles****
 
Kaler Eland
 
00:29AM
*What was this? A cosmic blend of death, worry, and comical nature?? On one side, the Gods were clashing, spears brightening with energy perhaps intent on maiming each other, and on the other side he could see people popping up left and right to offer marketing campaigns. Selling items and what not, to lighten the mood? Well, no mood lightened for this Alien, not when someone he looks up to is under attack. A quick peer down to the Dragon, and the weird…Dragon thing, gave him the thought of: “What the heck people?!”, ugh, things weren’t making sense to the boy. A look back to the battle; Kaler being the Alien he was, could follow the strikes and blows, should they exceed speeds not many could watch, and went wide eyed as Kida was flung back in such a way into the walls nearer to where he entered. He wanted to help, but felt it dangerous to do so. The dragons calling to him made Kaler look round with a “what the” expression* Wha- Dang it, you guys this isn’t the right time to sell Ale!! *Gah, why were people so content with this he thought…*
 
(to the Dragon’s from Grimvale*)
 
Abel Cross and Kaylin, The Dragon Caretakers
 
00:32AM
“Don’t worry Kaler we’re actually dropping off the ale and I need to get them back to the island for their bedtime,” Abel said as he set the barrel up. Then a couple of good size dragons brings out the last barrels for the event and said, “Never mind, got all of the barrels in here.”
 
Narrator
 
00:33AM
In the distance. Far off. So faint only the best of the best of preternatural senses can detect it above the din of battle. There is the faint and quiet sound, of clanging. So dim it might be nothing but an after effect, a hollow, a reflection of the violence below. But it is persistent, at least, to those with the gifts to hear it.
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
00:34AM
His kick was successful, but what devilry was held inside the spear that Kida brandishes? Upon contact with it, as it brushes almost casually against the booted foot of the Undead Blood God, it scores and scours a great gouge upon him. Life and the Undead do not mix and although his attack is successful, it comes at a price as agony courses up his limb and it is all he can do not to scream like a girly girl- but then- he’s not Antinous, and gritted teeth would quell the sound. But damage- to both- and the cavern shakes with their monumental blows.
 
Improvidence Rising
 
00:35AM
In those lonely caves and caverns, families gathered huddled together. Mothers calmed and soothed weeping children, grasping them closely as though this would be their last moments together. In the distance, the sounds of a great battle as God fought God for a magic stick, the reverberations of each blow causing the rock about them to rumble and dust fall from the cave apex in clouds.
 
Abel Cross and Kaylin, The Dragon Caretakers
 
00:36AM
The small dragons are starting to head back through the portal and as Abel is getting tired he said, “Ugh shit…I can’t stay up too much longer.” He looks at Kaler and said, “Tell me who wins tomorrow, have a good night.” Then just like that he went back through the portal leaving all of the barrels of ales by the concession stand.
 
Kaler Eland
 
00:38AM
*As the battle went on, something began to catch the boys attention. Whilst he nodded to Abel despite this, Kalers keen senses were picking up “things”….nothing normal no. All around them, away from the clashing sounds of rubble and spears, he could hear people…whimpering, cursing, worrying, talking of an “impending doom”….outside even, extending his vision in a moment of clear concentration, he could hear….clanging? Couldn’t be anything unintentional, the boy could properly /hear/ it once he went to sense it. The emotional give-off from the various citizens down here too, the scene, the atmosphere….this didn’t make sense. Something was going on upstairs, though as of yet he didn’t know fully what. He tried to call down to Kida, perhaps to alert her* Kida! N-Not to impend on the fight here b-but something’s going on…worse than the fight! *She’d probably know, it might be the cloud of which he knew not much of yet*
 
(extending his hearing*)
 
Abigail Windsor
 
00:39AM
“Whoa!” Having not seen many of -these- kinds of gladiatorial battles among competitors, Abbey is standing on tips toes, leaning slightly forward and watching with wide hues as blows are landed. At one point her demeanor shifts and her wolf claws against her ribcage, begging for release, but she ignores the pupper and instead throws her arms up uncharacteristically when a blow hits. The scent of blood tickling at flared nostrils. “Did you see that!” she still doesn’t understand the concept or reasoning behind all of this, and it all seems rather questionable, but she wiggles, humming and biting on her lip.
 
Kida le Morte
 
00:41AM
*kida grinned and pulled the gaia spear close as she used it to pull herself up, stepping closer once as more. as the world quaked and trembled below the titanous gods, small portals would open as a few teddies joined the crowds.. once the word was given, even if kida failed, they would begin to assist in anyway they could… then she charged once more towards anders* im sorry… dear anders… did that hurt.. *she swung the pointed glowing edge of the gaia spear towards his torso, hoping to land a blow, or atleast maybe catch him off guard*
 
Narrator
 
00:41AM
On the land above the caverns of Improvidence the soldiers and officers continue to argue. Is it time to sound the alarm? Should the fight be called off due to the dreaded danger of the death cloud? It’s hard to tell with the light playing tricks. And so, as they debate, their arguments are ended, suddenly cut off as the Plague of Yellow Death surges in, in one, single, mighty blustering burst it washes over the land, consuming the watch towers, drowning the observations centers, and melting those in radiation suits that took samples of air and land. All of them, gone, in a moment. All of the life, struggling so hard to regrow in this dead land. Melted. Perished. Deformed and then dead or wishing for death it all lays fallow beneath the massive billowing clouds of the never raining never ending storm that covers the world above Improvidence.
 
And down below, in the city itself, there is no warning. The eyes and ears above have been wiped out in an instant. There is no proper chain of command to convey the emergency, or even conceive it. And with the god and king of this realm Anders, locked in mortal combat, there is nobody to sort the confusion, and ready the city for the unknown siege it has suddenly befallen.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
00:46AM
Anthem could feel it, sense the Cloud coming. It no longer hovered over the underground city, but descended downwards towards them. But what could she do? Evacuate them? Then there was the fight of /Gods/ before her, until suddenly she had a migraine. Anthem grabbed her head and held it, the feeling off all that life, land, gone in an instant; and she was so close. The Scion got to her feet and wondered what she could do… “Things are going to get really /really/ bad Abigail. I have a horrible feeling about this…” She looked back to the caverns with the civilians in it, using her Seismic Sense to detect the structural integrity of the area and watched it; ready to force it together in the event of a cave in.
 
Kaler Eland
 
00:48AM
*…what the….it went silent. Sure the battle was going on, but for the moment Kaler was focusing on the rest of the area, perhaps trying to figure out what was going on upstairs. But where once he heard the arguing citizens even through the thick stone ceiling, now…..there was nothing. It’s as if someone recited Star Wars, where once millions of voices suddenly cried out in fear, and were suddenly silenced….something /very/ terrible has happened that’s for sure. He took a glance downward to see Anthem; he noticed the tense gaze from her, surely she sensed it too right? If she saw him, he’d give a similar “bad feeling” look; he too would be prepared to get anyone else out of the way. He would stand by to perhaps slip Kida out if the moment came, if the right time came around, cause he had a feeling something bad was gonna happen, real soon*
 
Dragon Teers
 
00:48AM
::teery is oblivious and thinks this is the perfect time:: BRING OUT THE CHEERLEADERS!!!! ::and with that a rotting troop of half reanimated zombie corpse women dressed in bikinis made of random bits of trash stumble out and start shaking pom poms from the side lines:: “Ra… ra… braaaiiiinnnnssssssss”
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
00:48AM
That damned spear, whatever it was, it suddenly revealed a weakness in his defenses, and he would be a lot more cautious of it as he steps back. Anders has some skill with the Judas spear it seems, aided by heightened vampiric reflexes and with a rather flashy and theatrical defensive move, the spear cogwheels within his grip, successfully knocking away the point of the Gaia spear but leaving himself completely open for Kida’s next attack. All this time wasted. This pointless battle. Surely she knows that eventually he will prevail. Right now, he needs to be with his people- to formulate an escape plan.
 
Narrator
 
00:49AM
Some may notice, but only if they probe or try, that teleportation has been cut off from the city of Improvidence. Now immersed in the Golden Death Cloud, magic will not work beyond the surface of this cavern city, leaving portals and teleportation, useless for escape. But that is something one would only notice, if they knew to try and escape…
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
00:52AM
The trio of cat girls woth their microphone and camera continue reporting. “So we have just gotten word that those down their fighting are kida… The goddess of twine… And… Anders… A vampire?” She clears her throat. “Not to sure what they are fighting about but it must be serious. We’ll get back to you right after these comercials.” The red light on the camera shuts off and the blonde sighs. “Okay. Break.” She smiles before looking around.
 
Abigail Windsor
 
00:52AM
Even the shifter’s wolf sensed something out of the ordinary. But it’s not enough to raise any kind of alarm to the rest of her senses, therefore she continues to divulge in the battle. Someone in the crowd shouting about cheerleaders makes her cackle; a sound that lasts only a few audible seconds before she’s back to observing everyone else. A sideways glance is given to Anthem who had grown quiet enough until she speaks, drawing the shifters attention. “…the fight, you mean?” Or perhaps something a little – or a lot – more sinister?
 
Dragon Teers
 
00:56AM
::And then the zombie cheerleaders collapse into piles of rotting flesh, even their bones succumbing to the decay that is their existence. Teery pouts.::
 
But I loved one of them…. ::points at a lump:: mostly her
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
00:59AM
“No” The Kishimoto woman responded, responding to Kaler in a very tense response; she shared his bad feeling. “Worse then that, I think. It’s just. I feel off, hurt. The land, the planet, it’s hurt… I think…It’s trying to warn me.” She didn’t know, truly. There was one point that the Scion did help guide some of the refugees to Consequence, fight off some marauders. But Anthem had never seen the cloud, only read and heard about it. Inexperienced, unaware, the Scion only had her very base instincts to rely on. “I don’t know. But whatever it is, it is /not/ good.
 
Narrator
 
00:59AM
From a distant far off hall or cavern, a scream is heard. This is not unusual in the city of Improvidence, where the undead feast on slaves at all times of the sunless day and night. But this scream… is different. It has a fresh sense of panic to it, and it ends, not in a sigh of escape, but in a gurgling cacophony of shrieking bubbling horrors that lingers, far longer, than any vampire would play with their food.
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:02AM
*What should they do now? Should they try to escape? Portal out? Something, anything? He had no idea that they had been disabled in the clouds arrival, so thought they still had a chance of something to help them. He felt he couldn’t leave without knowing Kida was fine, that wouldn’t sit well with the Twine citizen, not at all. He nodded to Anthem briefly, before- …what the heck…? He heard that scream, so….so grotesquely clearly, having been focusing for any signs of info he could find with his super-hearing, and oh gods could he hear that so vividly. That was /not/ someone eating a person…no vampire, couldn’t be….that was /melting/….pure, disgusting melting….his body tensed up in fear; course he did his research in his own time, reading what people knew. That cloud melted people…deformed them, erased them, if it was seeping into the caves then-* H-holy…. *The stare back to Anthem only grew in fear on the boys face, then looking towards Kida and Anders; surely by now they could call off the senseless fighting to protect their and the others lives??*
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:04AM
*kida stopped and looked to the tunnel with the screams in it.. then back to anders as the spears clashed again, causing another ping of light. while he was open she would move to kick towards him… she wanted revenge. but right now… it seemed things were changing… she moved back a bit after her kick towards him. she wanted her spear back.. and the people safe..*
 
Improvidence Rising
 
01:04AM
The whispered sounds of prayers joined with the occasional squealing and fweeping of maids that had been left behind from the last incursion into Improvidence- their lonely calls creating the music for the last prayers of the dying and the dead. “Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Improvidence, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.”
 
Narrator
 
01:05AM
There are more shouts, heard in the distance. They mingle with other sounds, the life of the realm, the clash of the battle, but over time these disturbances grow louder, until a quiet sense of panic descends upon the arena, a looming danger that is increasingly palpable as time passes.
 
Abigail Windsor
 
01:05AM
Abbey picked up on Anthem’s uneasiness and shutters. The woman’s barking order to yet another has her shoulders jerking up almost defensively, hues searching through the crowds towards the other attendees. She’s listening as the thundering beating of her own heart increases, growing louder and more definitive against her ear drums. What came next had the shifter stiffening in posture. A scream. One that echoed from the base of her skull all the way to her tailbone. Lips thin as she sort of side steps towards Anthem, frowning. “I don’t like this at all, Anthem.” There’s a visible sense of terror oozing thickly from her pores as she shoves her hands back into the pockets of her denims, whimpering under breath.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
01:06AM
That was it, she couldn’t just remain idly by any longer. Anthem projected her voice. “KIDA! ANDERS! CEASE THIS SENSELESS COMBAT, SOMETHING TERRIBLE COMES THIS WAY!” And with that, she looked at Abigail. “I need to help the people. Will you help me help them?” She questioned, beckoning Kaler over to her with a wave of her hand. With that, she started heading back into the caverns of the city.
 
Narrator
 
01:07AM
The sound of clinking, clinking, clinking, louder, in the walls, in the ceiling, all around you, audible even to the mortals in the room. But what is faint and more disturbing, to those with preternatural senses, is the sound of laughter. Quiet almost whispered gasps of hacking chawing exhilaration.
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:10AM
*Gah, he couldn’t argue with that, though he remained near enough his position, hovering a bit closer to the two Deities in hopes of getting them, or at least his friend, out of harms way to join Anthem. He felt a lingering sense of dread, death even; this might not end well, at least unless they get themselves to stop bickering and start acting. The clinking, it gets louder, agh, flipping clinking! It didn’t help that he could hear most if not all of it thanks to his sensitive hearing…w-was someone laughing? His eyes ran all around, every direction as he thought his mind were playing tricks…no, this was too real to be a mind trick* Kida! Come on!! *He called, as he began to move through the air towards Anthem, hoping her, or someone, had some sort of plan of action*
 
Narrator
 
01:11AM
It is now that the first of the panicked citizens of Improvidence bursts in upon this holy combat. The vampire, a lord though minor, screams at the top of his lungs, and then begins to pulse and throb, before his body bursts into a thousand grasping limbs that then themselves explode in wild bursts of blood. At the same time, cracks start to appear in the ceiling, in the walls, and this is when you see it. The golden gas, seeping in, whispering like a hissing snake, its yellow death invading the dark underground realm and infecting the air, causing the very earth to rot and melt around it, the very structure of the cave shivering at the structural damage to its integrity. Threatening a collapse.
 
The death cloud begins to seep in…
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
01:11AM
With a roar of frustration, the sounds of the dying fill the cavernous space. He hears the voice of one speaking sense. “Gods- here take the thing!” desperation twisting his expression as he his head whips about to find a way out of this terrible situation. With a clatter, the spear is tossed to the ground, and Anders disappears in a blur too fast for the human eye to detect, while the distressing cries of the dying prevail.
 
Improvidence Rising
 
01:12AM
The sounds of children weeping, heart wrenching, and yet silent was the insidious creep of that yellow death, secreting through fissures and cracks in the rock that were widening with each new assault upon their sanctuaries. It would find them, and when it does, it would be a most torturous and agonising demise for all. “May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity. Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honoured, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.”
 
Abigail Windsor
 
01:12AM
It’s so loud and she is so unprepared for Anthem’s outburst that her hands find themselves protecting her ears. Through the slivers of her fingers, she nods. “Gladly,” she chuffed. This was important. With a husky mewl, Abbey’s turning on heel and following. Though stealing glances back at the arena in the hopes that the others would quickly follow suit. Something was coming… or something was already here. The shuttering of the walls, fractures in the ceilings and the hissing sound that make her skin crawl and her blood turn ice cold. Please don’t let it be that again. “I’m coming. Wait, where are we going now? What’s happening with the others! Anthem!”
 
Narrator
 
01:13AM
Laughter, mad chuckling rage filled laughter, fills the air, as the sky above turns a ruddy golden glow, and the stone of the cavern begins to rumble and crack.
 
A great slab of stone suddenly collapses, smashing down into the stands towards Abbey and Anthem.
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:13AM
*kida grabs the spear quickly and then began to run towards kaler and anthem* come on you guys.. we need to go.. NOW… *kida motioned as she collapses both spears and then turned towards a clear tunnel*
 
Narrator
 
01:14AM
Screams now fill the halls around you, the caverns of Improvidence crowded with those panicking, those screaming, and those dying.
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
01:14AM
“It appears something horroble is happening…. We… Arnt exactly sure what… But
 
Narrator
 
01:14AM
The wall near Kida bursts and stone spews outwards like bullets, followed by hissing golden death.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
01:14AM
“Fuck!” The Scion exclaimed, instinctively trying to blast away the gas with twin blast of powerful air currents. She tried to ignore the laughing, focusing on the task at hand. The gas was here, there was an entire city, trapped within its own tomb. Crimson orbs looked up at the slab of stone, and with a powerful uppercut, she bended the element to her will, causing it to explode into dust and pebbles onto the girls. “The people!” She yelled, heading towards the tunnel and back to the city at top speed.
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
01:14AM
They
 
Improvidence Rising
 
01:15AM
With a sense of fatalism, mothers rocked their children. Some- as they felt the Golden Plague descend upon them- held their children close, covered their mouth and nose with their hands and smothered them rather than have the same agonising death as would be their own fate.
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:15AM
*as kida moved she motioned to those who were huddled in the cracks and holes* come, please.. we need to run and leave!!.. *then to te group* GET AS MANY AS YOU CAN MY FRIENDS. we must save as many as we can!!!
 
Narrator
 
01:15AM
As the ceiling of the cavern arena fills with the death cloud, those that look up will see eyes. pitch black eyes. They stare down at you. They mock you. And though silent and without mouths you know they are laughing in a mad rage, as the death that is their form fills the room.
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:16AM
Sh-t!! *Came the shout of Kaler, spotting the falling rock towards the girls at high speed. Thankfully she got that sorted, but then Kida was in trouble! The boy would take her word of where to go, but he would quickly dash to the Goddess, grabbing her in a sort of pick-up style to help her avoid the bursting wall of bullet-like rocks. As he moved her near the others, he gazed up at the strange eyes….oh gods, this was horrific…the boy was beginning to breath, fast, lots; situations of tension were /not/ his thing, and he feared loosing concentration*
 
Narrator
 
01:16AM
The lights in the cavern system start to flicker. The gas is effecting electrical systems. The infrastructure of the city of Improvidence is starting to fade.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
01:16AM
Anthem beckoned all of the people she could to follow her; intending to gather as many as she could together. “Kida, Can you get these people out of here?!” With the mother of portals, this should be easy, right?
 
Improvidence Rising
 
01:17AM
When it hit, it was with a righteous fury. Cries and screams of agony would echo from all directions and the huddled masses of Improvidence, those that were unable to be led to safety by that Ruler of Smoke and Dust- would start to rave and gibber as the madness took them. They would turn on each other, bludgeoning the old and the helpless as that insanity would turn to homicidal rage and soon rivers of blood would flow from the darkness of those once safe caverns.
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
01:18AM
They cat girls duck as the wall explodes and they scream. “It appears something is going horribly wrong. We… We hear screaming and…” She was sounding panicked now. “And it looks like this cavern is collapsing… We need get going. Scitty make sure to leave that camera running…” The blomde said before theg began lookikg for an exit… Or “there. To the Scion…” She said as the trio began running towards Anthem.
 
Narrator
 
01:18AM
The Arena cavern collapses violently now, great heaps of stone and rubble falling from the ceiling, the walls caving in, dust and pebbles mixing with golden death as the entire area becomes a graveyard.
 
In the open cavern beyond, there are flickering lights, screaming people, and a maze of tunnels to choose from.
 
Sounds of screaming and dying are coming from every direction.
 
Behind you, the Golden Death pours in.
 
Improvidence Rising
 
01:18AM
The plague was terrifying and terrible in its course. Soon, all it touched would start to soften and liquefy. The pain of its caress was excruciating. With no escape the bodies of those it kissed as gently as any lover would start to break open into huge sores, the flesh would melt like heated plastic, until all that was left of those hapless souls of Improvidence, trapped in their tombs, would be a bubbling, frothing puddle of liquid flesh coating the piles of bones and teeth. A sad demise for those that had struggled to survive all their lives and now- at least in death- would find some peace.
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:18AM
*kida frowned* my portals aren’t working… a tunnel must lead out though.. just keep moving and getting who you can!! it doesn’t matter where they came from, they are beings who need to live as well… please.. save the people!! *kida would motion to a small family, hoping they got up and followed.. then she looked to her friends* keep running. *kida patted kalers shoulder then moved to the back of the group*
 
Narrator
 
01:19AM
Slowly, refugees start to form around Kida and her group, finding solace in her leadership and direction, clinging to her faint hope as it is the only beacon in this failing world.
 
A sound of crashing, screaming, and then quiet as another tunnel in the distance collapses. The city is falling apart, its very structure inhabited and dissected by the virulent golden death.
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:22AM
*Kaler for one wouldn’t want to leave anyone behind either; he wasn’t going to let the Twine Mother stay behind all on her own, as he made an effort to protect the fleeing citizens by firing rounds of heat-vision at individual blocks of rock and stone, blowing them to smithereens, still moving with the group but acting as collateral-disruption* P-portals don’t work?! *Even from the mother of them herself?? Gods this was scary, they needed to find an exit fast! Kaler would act on saving people that was for sure, grabbing the last minute stragglers thanks to his supernatural speed, catching a few in fairly cool-looking slow-motion scenes; if only this was made into an action movie. Anyway, along he came, gathering the rest into huddles, and using his heat vision again to create land slides behind them, maybe to slow down the spread of the gas even by a few seconds at least*
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
01:22AM
Anders arrives with his cadre of vampires, his injured sister, carrying a screaming child who has just watched its parents liquified before it’s eyes. Who knew that Anders even cared, but he so patently does. Great boulders crash from the cavern’s roof, smashing on the ground and endangering all. “Quickly- we must flee!” as the few meagre survivors of Improvidence, a handful of humans, a dozen or so giant rats and the skittery bodies of a couple of dozen spiders join them. “This way!” and he turns and moves his way about the perimeter of the cavern, avoiding the rocks and missuiles and the creeping inevitability of that golden mist. He expects all to follow,
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:23AM
*kida kept ushering people. handing children off, helping all who she came across…*
 
Narrator
 
01:24AM
The people of the city rally at the sight of their god and king Anders, and wherever he steps, order, or a semblance of it, is restored, throngs of hapless citizens flocking to his banner, to his charisma, and surging with him into the dark unknown, through the many terrors and dangers of this evil night.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
01:24AM
Anthem couldn’t stop, she kept thinking and running, with the chaos she predicted, the Golden Death hot on their heels; the master earthbender focused her mind on the tunnels, keeping them together long enough for people to go through them. She protected those around her of course, with powerful movements of Hung Gar Kung Fu until Anders arrived. “What’s the quickest route out?! I can make us a direct tunnel!”
 
Narrator
 
01:25AM
The Cavern system is shaking, unstable, in every wall, in its very structure, you feel the fragility growing. If the golden death cloud doesn’t kill you the weight of the planet itself may. This only adds to the sense of claustrophobia that pervades everything in this flickering dark nightmare of death and dying screams.
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
01:25AM
The red light was still on the large camera as the trio ran with the others. “Come on skitty hurry hurry!” The blonde said as they hurried along. The blue haored cat girl was crying as she ran. “I dont want to die… No no…” “Dont worry. You wont. Lets just follow them and they will lead us to safety. Trust them.”
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:26AM
as much as i dont want to say it. follow anders, he knows the tunnels the best!! *kida motioned for all to follow the vampire as she still hung back to the end of the group*
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:27AM
*Claustrophobia, dang it; it didn’t always get to him but here, now, in this scenario, it clearly was showing hints. He supposed others would also; how close to being crushed they felt. He would make sure the Neko reporters were close to the group; heck, he even went ahead and lifted both of them by the shoulders and flew them over to the rest of the group, or even carried them, since he had little trouble doing so be it flying or running* Think of an option soon! Make it quick if you can! T-this thing’s getting closer! *He’d keep a close distance to Kida, perhaps letting the Neko’s go eventually to remain to check up on her; he would make sure to get her out quickly, being near the back was not a good thing*
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
01:27AM
Anders leads the throng of survivors- the people, the mutants, the audience who got more than they bargained for and the skittery creatures of the Underdark to a tunnel where the sweet cool scent of fresh air awaits them. “Follow the tunnel!” he roars. “It will bring you up into the morrs and from there- it is a mile to the road to Consequence!” It was an agress that all must take.
 
moors*
 
egress*
 
Narrator
 
01:28AM
There is a sudden crash, a collapse of stone as the tunnel before you caves in. A huge woosh of the death cloud washes over you, and anyone in the front of the group will get a choking breath of pure decay, a mouth full of flame and pain and a feeling of their flesh peeling off. The plague is infectious and insidious and eats at your cells at your energy and your mind. And with it comes the crazed ravenings of beings from beyond the garve.
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
01:29AM
He watches as all of the heroes and others pass into the tunnel. Still carrying the child, clutched in his arms, he and Kida are the last to enter the tunnel. “Quickly Woman!” he says grabbing Kida’s hand and dragging her along as it winds to freedom and to safety.
 
Narrator
 
01:29AM
Faces appear in the gas. The innocent faces of children.
 
Forms appear in the cloud. Images of beings from realms that can;t exist. Caterpillars with many heads. Cats that eat souls and queens that ride demon steeds.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
01:30AM
Anthem kept running, and a few feet from the caved in tunnel, she jump kicked the debris! Trying to bend the stone, terra, and mineral to her will. She held her breath but to small effect, as the gas still found its way in through her ears, her eyes, her nose. Still, she tried to clear the path, to save someone, anyone, even if that meant not herself.
 
Narrator
 
01:30AM
The world wavers, as you die.
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:31AM
*kida is pulled along cautiously by anders as the gas is creeping ever closer to her backside* im.. sorry anders… *she whispered out softly as she charged on.. she didn’t want this to happen.. the cloud came on so quick.. revenge it a terrible thing..*
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:32AM
W-what the?! *Oh gods it was here! The cave collapsed, sh-t!! This was bad, bad bad bad! Who was hit? Him and Kida were at the rear, so….* Anthem!! Dang it! *He cried over to the girl, seeing her being sort of hit head-on by the cloud as she took the brunt for them. Kaler would follow right beside Kida and Anders, along with countless others and hopefully the reporters he made sure kept up with them*
 
Narrator
 
01:33AM
The death cloud fills the air and your faces and your limbs begin to melt. The toxic chemical smell invades your senses until everything begins to wash away in a sea of miasma and pain….
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
01:33AM
The cat girls were lofted and carried. “Ahh thank you thank you.” The blue haired neko cried before being set down again to continue running. However after the collapse ahead they stopped and stared watching as those ahead began to be tortured by the gas. “Oh no no no.” They began running back away from the cloud. Making sure to hurry towards the one who helped them.
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:33AM
*kida then shoves anders forwards as she stops and turns to face the gas, she began to glow black as she attempted to suck the gas in to her body. pulling in with all her force and might* get the innocents out
 
Narrator
 
01:34AM
Kida glows an ebony light and the death cloud is suddenly pulled, surging towards her, like a vacuum drawing in the death and decay the madness and the power of this malevolent and growing entity…. leaving the rest of you… suddenly… blessedly… free.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
01:35AM
“Kida noo!” The Scion exclaimed, coughing as she fell to her knees. “That’ll kill you!”
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:35AM
*For what good it was worth, the boy made a sort of constant flow of particles as a shield around him, using his surplus of Solar Energy as a suicidal barrier to keep the gas from fully reaching him, maybe…either way, he made his way over, thankfully it seemed to leave them, but- Oh gods no* Kida!!! *The boy shouted, almost trying to get to her, to stop her from doing such an act*
 
The Cheshire Cat
 
01:36AM
&^%% A certain purple kitty cat… floats around Kida… and GRINS &^*%&*^&*^
 
Narrator
 
01:37AM
You are free of death, thanks to the sacrifice of Kida… but only for a moment.
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
01:38AM
Anthem looked over to Kaler, he was kind hearted and fair; a recent arrival on this planet. “Kaler! The people! Get them outta here! I’ll help Kida!” The Scion exclaimed, she couldn’t just let it happen; someone to sacrifice their lives for her safety. She doubled back to see if there was something the elementalist could do.
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
01:38AM
Not known for his heroism, this gesture of hope may just touch the heart of Kida. It may be that she would have to change her opinion of this Vampyre when all was said and done. Dragged along the tunnel, he urges Kida forward. “It matters not now, Kida- it’s gone. It’s all gone!” but there is pain in his voice. It seems he did care for something other than himself after all. Just as the mouth of the tunnel approaches, a few more turns and they would be there, Anders skids to a halt. Perplexed, Kida might be, and searches his expression for an explanation. “There is the way out” he says, pointing to the exit, and then a cruel smile twists his lips and he adds “But not for you my foolish, trusting Kida— Not for you!” And with that, a monumental kick would take her in the guts and have her spinning along the tunnel away from the exit. Anders looks up at the tunnel roof, just as Kida tumbles along the floor and towards the yellow Death. One thought- it is all it took, and with a rumble, then a roar, the roof of the tunnel collapses down and the last he sees is the panicked face of Kida reaching hopelessly towards him. When Anders finally staggers out to meet the others, through the dust and smoke of the collapsed tunnel, tears of blood streaking from eyes that appear mournful and grief stricken. “I could not save her!” he cries with desolation. “I could not reach her in time!” and then all would known that Kida was lost.
 
Narrator
 
01:39AM
The golden gas swirls around Kida. As it does her face becomes filled with bloated pock marks and boils, bubbling over, even as her eyes fill with a mad golden light and her hair flails wildly into swirling angry tentacles about her head. And then… the tunnel collapses, and Kida is consumed in stone.
 
The golden gas is blocked.
 
The Plague is checked.
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:41AM
But I can’t leave her!! *He shouted, in despair, not wanting to have to leave the Goddess behind; he didn’t want to, how could he?! He watched in horror, abject horror, as Anders committed the act of selfishness. The act that caused Kaler to fear the worst above all else. And then it began to close up* No…no no! No!!! NO!!! KIDA!! *He tried to reach her again, until the tunnel collapses, and the boy is left ramming his face against solid stone, a fist balling up to hit blindly against it*
 
Kida le Morte
 
01:42AM
*kida curls forwards and stumbles a bit, coughing and hacking.. then…giggling… laughing maniacally* go you… idiots…get out… *another laugh as the glow around her flickers. she turns back to the masses as her once bright bicolored eyes completely black out… she stands up now, straight and grinning madly. a pale hand reaches up to pet the Cheshire cat* oh,, cheshy… its been so long… *she looked to the beings again as portals opened for all to flee to.. even anders if they wished to.. kida then would take the spears, one in each hand as she stepped closer, slower and slower her movements became rigid and yet not supported at all as she crouched down in almost a hunting position.. any stragglers behind would then be launched at as kida, along with cheshy would then be torn open as kida began to rip flesh from bone and begin to reassemble the beings,, into a meaty, fleshy and bleeding shapes, attempts of her sewing skills.. the poor being first was made to mimic a teddy* look cheshy,, my teddies are alive… *she grinned more as she then faded back into a collapsed tunnel, laughing and cackling* something wicked this way comes.. run little mice.. for the butcher is now afoot in this game….
 
(damnit late post. but i must go now. THIS WAS AMAZING THANK YOU ALL WHO PLAYED ALONG! ANd thank you anders for agreeing to this fun and crazy writing!! I LOVE YOU ALL!! HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!)
 
Narrator
 
01:43AM
And that is the last you see of Kida. A vision of madness floating in the air over the rubble of what could be her grave, or a brave new rebirth. Either way…. a door opens.
 
The Cheshire Cat
 
01:44AM
“Madness granted madness gained. Go for now we’ll see again.”
 
&^% Eggs begin to rain from the cavern roof. *&^*(&
 
Narrator
 
01:44AM
The door opens, and through it, you see the Blue Moon Tavern.
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:45AM
*It was over. A silence fell on the others like him and Anthem, who stood outside of the now collapsed tunnel. Kaler meanwhile, would for a moment continue to blindly hit the wall with his fist, moving to kneel down in desperation, almost falling in his failure* N-no…no no….p-please…no….
 
Narrator
 
01:46AM
The caverns are still loud with the screams of the dying, the fleeing, the falling and the crazed. The lights are out now, so darkness permeates this madness. All save the door, which glows with a purple pinkish hue.
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
01:47AM
The Blood God weeps, bloody tears of crimson streaking down his face- he weeps for Kida it seems, and for his doomed Kingdom of Improvidence, now reduced to a depression in the ground and a complex of tunnels that would become the tomb for so many. The child rests its head against Anders shoulder and closes its eyes- the trauma too much to bear, while Anders approaches the boy, Kaler and rests a hand upon his shoulder. “It is useless” he intones flatly, all emotion drained from his voice. “Come away child”
 
Scion Anthem Kishimoto
 
01:48AM
There was a look of horrid, anger, disappointment, rage, and sorrow painted across her features as the Mother of Twine was lost to her. The Scion turned around, and walked away from the mouth of the cave. Without a word, without a sound as she looked at Kaler in his fruitless efforts. Anthem’s heart felt heavy, with grief and sorrow. The caverns below, she could feel them through the earth; see in her minds eye as those trapped went mad and murdered each other or themselves, or otherwise just died from the gas all together. The worst part about all this, was the master of all elements felt /completely/ powerless against this foreign agent. Slowly, she tried to slink away; not taking the portal as she opted to walk, and walk, and walk for miles.
 
Narrator
 
01:49AM
Throughout the tunnel city of Improvidence, caverns fall, tunnels collapse, people die or are trapped. The sounds of them screaming in pain are heard for hours, even days, as some are merely trapped to starve and die of thirst, while others are melted in an instant, and still others morph into the worst of beings, creatures that only wish and howl for death as their bodies gurgle and force them to perform perverse and hateful acts. But in some places, few and far and remote apart, in a few isolated caverns….. there are survivors. In a few of the faintest farther caves the people of Improvidence find solace, hiding deeper in the network, evading the gas, locked tight in air safe seals that prevent the spread of the deadly plague. And there, people begin to regroup to plan. A few manage to eek out communications to the outside world, often through primitive means. But it works, and eventually these isolated patches can be recovered. If the proper effort is undertaken.
 
Aero (ALL corp )
 
01:49AM
On the surface a couple of ALL Corp transports would be landing and ready to take refugees now. Mainly the reporters but if a about a couple dozen more wanted to they would be able to bored the transports. And yes more were on the way.
 
Narrator
 
01:50AM
But for most, it is death. Quick or slow, painful, or without dignity. They die by the thousands, as the city of Improvidence falls.
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:53AM
*Had he seen it? Had he properly seen the terror that Anders put against Kida? Blinded by his rage to kick her back into the cave? He thought he did, and when the hand came to his shoulder he almost flinched a bit, and at the voice. His head turned, and he rose to his feet, the balled fist almost shaking, violently* …y-you….h-how could you… *If he really didn’t see it, he still wouldn’t trust the man, for all it was worth. He had fought Kida not long ago…why was there need to trust him…how could he trust him…he didn’t know. He wanted to blindly punch the man, the annoyed saddened rage of an innocent boy with the power of a Sun, but….no, he held that away. He’d probably be ashamed of himself if he did it, so…he turned blindly to him, and walked out of the cave on his own time…probably returning to Twine to report the news…whatever good it’ll do to its citizens*
 
Narrator
 
01:54AM
(Thank you so much to everyone who participated in tonight’s event. Ander’s, you are a son of a bitch, but you sure do know how to tell a story that makes people feel something. Kida is a beautiful goddess and hero of this world. And the rest of you are amazing and I am privileged to be able to write stories with you. Thank you again, and I hope you all had fun, and will join us as the Golden Plague Cloud continues its insidious spread!)
 
Kaler Eland
 
01:54AM
(\o/ woop. Lets hope some of us can fight the ebil that is timezones to make it there!)
 
Anders Of The Blood
 
01:56AM
bows- a sonuvabitch is indeed the greatest of honours- and to all…magnificent wordage from everyone and it was great to be in an event after so long away- thanks Narry for the invitation and the scene!)
 
The Cheshire Cat
 
01:59AM
&^%^ Also played a leading role ^&%^&^
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