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Last Victory (RP story)

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Ginsu-SP, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Ginsu-SP

    Ginsu-SP Guest

    Last Victory

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    Old Coy looked down at the wound in his belly... it was very deep, and he knew
    that he had not much longer. The battle scarred old warrior rested against a
    blackened stump as he labored with each breath... thinking each might be
    his last. The battle had moved past him, and his wound was so severe that
    he was apparently presumed dead.

    Taser and Coy had battled for months to claim these new lands for King Lucian,
    and now it would appear as if it were all for naught. Althantos... he who is
    everywhere, who lives in us all, the darkness that is resurrected over and over
    from the darkness within us.... had assembled a great army, and now seemed
    would finally crush The Guardians of Myth.

    Coy began to chant a prayer from his childhood under his breath;

    Mother of Earth,
    Mother of Sky,
    Preserve my soul,
    Against evil within,
    Against evil without.
    Direct my path
    In light, and in love
    Until I am gathered home.

    Mother of Earth,
    Mother of Sky,
    Preserve my...


    Coy stopped and lifted his gaze, as he heard a galloping horseman riding hard toward him.
    "This is the end then.... the reaper has come to finish the job..." Coy thought
    as the rider drew nigh. Coy braced himself for the final blow that would send him
    to meet his ancestors. He was filled with dread, and with a peace at the same
    time.... filled with the knowing of who he was but the unknowing of what lay ahead.

    The rider topped the last ridge that lay between them, and reigned his armored
    horse to rearing, the powerful beast lightly scraped the ground with one hoof,
    snorting loudly, sides heaving as if he had been ridden very hard for a long
    distance. The rider was but a shadow against a blood red sky.

    Coy knew the rider was looking at him. He could feel the eyes... and he resigned
    himself to his fate... even welcomed it. Life is precious, but slow death is not the
    death of an honorable warrior. As he was gazing at the rider, it was as if a
    dream... a hazy terrible dream.... the rider drew a large sword from his scabbard
    and then, relief beyond relief, Coy heard familiar words that brought tears to his eyes...

    "BY THE BLOOD OF KRILL HATCHETT!"

    And with those words spoken, the great sword glowed amber, and seemed to
    shimmer. Twas a sight Coy never thought he'd see again. The rider spurred his
    horse forward and approached Coy with the glowing sword held out in front of
    him like a battle standard.

    As the rider came closer, Coy recognized him, and tears began to flow.
    "Prince Aeric..." Coy stirred, attempting to rise.
    Young Aeric sheathed the sword and ran to Coy's side.
    "Do not move Coy! You are hurt very badly!"
    "I know young sir.... I am dying."

    Aeric's eyes filled with tears for he knew it was true. Coy had taught him to fight,
    to respect all things, and live life with honor. And now his old teacher lay broken
    and dying.

    "Aeric you should not be here... there is much danger."
    "The King has sent me with The Sword, and many warriors to reinforce your position.
    We should have never divided our forces!"
    Tears streaked the young man's anquished face.
    "We have vanquished Althantos, and his minions."
    "Not vanquished Aeric. It never ends.... it never ends..." Coy seemed to be drifting now.
    Aeric packed Coy's wound with his cloak to stay the bleeding as much as possible.
    "Coy have you anything I may do for you...?"
    "Aye lad... raise the Ancient Order of Myth again. Only the Order can defeat
    Althantos once and for all..."
    "But... how do I do this without you to teach me the old ways?!"
    "You must seek the virtues in the new lands... the lands where you and your
    brother have made your homes. In those lands seek out those who you see the
    virtues in... learn from them, and let them be your guides. You must first seek
    Honesty... it is the base of all virtue... and..." Coy drifted.
    Aeric shook Coy gently "...and?"
    "You must seek Honesty first Aeric... and I wish you to find a sage named Shad.
    When I was in your lands, I wronged this wise man. I wish you to seek his
    council and mend this wrong for me...as we both know I shall never be able to
    return to those lands to make it right myself..."
    "Aye, I will do this brave Coy...is there anything else?"
    "Be proud of who you are, and live a life of honor."
    Coy placed his gauntlet clad hand on Aeric's forearm.
    "Thank you for this last victory..."
    Old Coy's eyes closed, and he was gone... a small satisfied smile upon his lips.

    Aeric sat quietly with the old warrior until his friends found him. They buried Coy
    beneath the charred stump, and began the long ride home.
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This thread also smells like cat pee


    Have you been marking your territory, wulf? [​IMG]
     
  3. Ginsu-SP

    Ginsu-SP Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    This thread also smells like cat pee


    Have you been marking your territory, wulf? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Vanilla extract is not the cure... no matter what Martha says.

    Cheers!
     
  4. dont be a [censored] and post nonsense in a good rp story thread...
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    don't be angry with the world. Just cool out
     
  6. imported_Falon of Eldor

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    Very good story. look forward to more young king.
     
  7. Ginsu-SP

    Ginsu-SP Guest

    Thank you Falon, and Castor.

    I would never presume to be anyone's king. I will do my best to seek the virtues and
    raise a strong Order of knights though.

    Cheers!
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Excellent! I look forward to reading more...
     
  9. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

    Very well written, Aeric. I'm looking forward to reading more. *bows*
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Nice story...I am just wondering though, is Coy going to be "perma dead" i.e. are you dropping the character? I wasn't sure if I was reading too much into it.

    Oh and...

    *pushes Tigs back into his hidey-hole in the ground, and drags rock over the opening*

    *notices rock moving, lifts edge, and shoves a freshly baked cherry pie under it...waits as movement gradually decreases, then completely stops*

    OK, my work here is done. [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  11. Ginsu-SP

    Ginsu-SP Guest

    Thanks Sevi, Spyder, and Skylark...

    Yes Coy is dead, and buried.... never to return.

    Cheers!
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Thanks Sevi, Spyder, and Skylark...


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    The Three S's... guild tag [3S]
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  13. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

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    The Three S's... guild tag [3S]
    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Wasn't that a guild many moons ago? *thinks* Nope.. never mind.. I'm thinking of sub-guild Kelmo attempted to organize from the flocks of sheep about Iantown.. [4H]
     
  14. Well done!

    Much better then the drivel I write and try to pass off as RP stories ...
     
  15. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

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    Much better then the drivel I write and try to pass off as RP stories ...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You are your own worst critic, you know that? [​IMG]
     
  16. Ginsu-SP

    Ginsu-SP Guest

    Thanks Yasou... I enjoy your WAKA stories a lot! When's the next big gathering?
    I missed the last one, but not the next.

    Cheers!
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well written Sir, very enjoyable.
     
  18. Ginsu-SP

    Ginsu-SP Guest

    Thanks Sean.

    Cheers!
     
  19. *smiles*

    Well writ, sir.
     
  20. Feyre

    Feyre Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

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    Much better then the drivel I write and try to pass off as RP stories ...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You are your own worst critic, you know that? [​IMG]

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    Id figure someone who absolutly dispises you would be it.
     
  21. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

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    Id figure someone who absolutly dispises you would be it.

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    This is not true. If somebody is capable of setting their personal feelings aside, read the work, and give an honest opinion, then despite despising the author, he is actually the best critique of all. [​IMG]
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Farewell, Coy.