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[News][RP] "Souls of Avarice"

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    [SIZE=+1]"Souls of Avarice"


    The last coherent memory the man has is a late night of women, celebration, gambling and drinking. I can't believe I lost everything on that stupid dog fight. That dog had it coming... wait, is that all? What is my name? Where am I? Why can't I see? OH NO AM I BLIND?! Wait, what is that smell? Is that something burning... The man can feel the heat of a thousand ovens beneath him, yet he feels no pain. He lies prone on a red hot slab of blackrock, what you or I would recognize as a Rift Pillar, only this one has been heated by some unknown means. He can feel the charring of his own skin, yet it seems to him that it belongs to another man.

    Why can't I remember... MANNON! a voice speaks in his mind. Is that my name? No, It can't be. MANNON! LISTEN TO ME, BOY. I AM YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO AVENGE... WHO ARE YOU? WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME THAT?! STOP YOUR INCESSANT WHINING AND LISTEN. YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED... REMEMBER! The man stirs and whimpers, fighting against the horror he wishes to forget. Please not again. don't want to relive the pain... Suddenly like an avalance the memories return.. THAT IS RIGHT MANNON, IT IS AS MUCH YOUR FAULT AS IT IS THEIRS. YOU KNEW BLACKROCK WAS NOT OF THIS WORLD. AND YET YOU SOLD IT OFF AS QUICKLY AS THOSE POOR FOOLS COULD MINE IT UP. HOW MANY OF THOSE MINERS SURVIVED? How was I supposed to know what it was? What it could do?IT IS TOO LATE NOW. DO YOU WISH TO SEEK REVENGE OR BURN IN

    An overwhelming sense of sickness and fear strikes him. The man remembers it all now. That night, he sold off tons of blackrock to some crazy men who could hardly speak English. He knew something wasn't right, but his drinking habit always gets the best of him. After the dog fight, and losing his whole bank box, he killed his own dog out of anger. Soon after, the whole city lit up in flames as if hell itself was unleashed. All he could remember was the demons, fire, screams for help, blood, and death.. And of course.. His own death. .

    Did I cause this? Was this all my fault? No... It couldn't be... My name... was... The man screams and his screams are swallowed by the void. [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]


    Mortals Greed Of Times Past[/SIZE]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [​IMG]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] While the Blue Light Tavern was being striped down a unknown creature[/SIZE][SIZE=+1]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] appeared before Tiger Lily, Gunga Din and Gareth. They appeared to not[/SIZE][SIZE=+1]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] be of the living or of the dead. the creatures did appear to be in pain and[/SIZE][SIZE=+1]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] a little on the insane side. hearing voices and talking to themselves.[/SIZE][SIZE=+1]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] Gareth demanded they state their intentions. The response
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] they gave was not one that was expected.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] "To destroy all of Britannia! Just like[/SIZE][SIZE=+1] YOU MORTALS[/SIZE][SIZE=+1] destroyed Magincia!"
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] Tiger Lily took a protective stance. Gunga Din quietly slipped out the area.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] Gareth looked the two creatures over and then responded.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] "And you plan to do this with what army?"
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] A little humor could be heard in his voice. Tiger
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] Lily could hardly contain herself.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] The creatures did not seem very amused by this disrespectful tone. They
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] went on to explain to the naive mortals. "With all of your greedy mortal
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] souls... Greed destroyed us, it will devour all of you! Soon.... soon"
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] Tiger Lily and Gareth turned to each other. They began to make wise
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] cracks about the creature. Comments such as I fear not, calling them
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] weak and a very minimum threat to the area. Before they knew it the
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] creatures were casting spells and summoning minions to them.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [​IMG]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] A grave error in judgment Tiger Lily and Gareth made for now they have
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] found themselves faced with creatures more powerful then the two of
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] them combined. Gareth quickly thumbed through the pages of the Book
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] of Wrong. He made a gesture to Tiger Lily who quickly took cover. His eyes
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] turned black and rolled upwards. His arms reaching out towards the Well
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] Of Souls. As he chanted his physical being began to mutate.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [​IMG]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] Gareth was rather impressed with himself. Being able to achieve the
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] summoning spell. However his magic was rendered useless against
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] the creatures. The Harbinger would not touch these unknown creatures.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] It refused to fight. How could such a powerful spell prove to be
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] ineffective towards them?
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] The corrupted soul seemed amused at Gareths lack of knowledge. After
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] the Harbinger made its way South the corrupted soul informed Gareth.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] "That being is from the ether, as we are...
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [​IMG]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] The book of Wrong and The Well of Souls creatures all proved useless in
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] this confrontation. Was only one other option... flee from the creatures
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] and prepare new tactics for defense. How to flee without being injured
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] was the question. Tiger Lily and Gareth were lucky that the shrouded
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] Inhabitants of the area came to investigate and distract the creatures
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] long enough for them to withdraw to a safer area.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [​IMG]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] The shrouded Inhabitants found that these creatures has little to no use for
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] them. Even as they tried to make profit on black rock. The creatures left
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] the area but not before saying one last thing.
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [​IMG]


    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]Explosions In The Night

    Late last night in Kijustsu Anei Mammon constructed an altar next to the
    Kijustsu Anei Village banner. The hunting party from the Savage
    Sponsored hunt gathered to learn more about this creature. Mammon
    stood in the middle of the altar which appeared to be made out of Greed.

    Those who were at the area speculated that the Scroll and Skull stood for
    the greed of the Felucca guilds. The gold could be interpreted as the
    greed of the Trammel guilds. The cloak of corruption relating to Magincia
    and the blue sword the unrest of of those in the Underworld located in Ter
    Mur. As they gazed upon the riches of this altar geed began to set in.
    Some thought of how they could sell the items lay before them to make a profit.

    As they examined the altar more they noticed Mammon had setup some blackrock
    around the altar. Before they knew it the blackrock exploded shaking the ground.

    Worry has set in around the village that this may have caused damage to
    the well of souls which runs below the area. The well of souls is lined with
    blackrock and could now have unseen damage. Village Intendant Luna
    Rossa has been contacted about the situation. We await official word.


    Intendant Reaction[/SIZE]
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]A concerned look darkened the face of the Kijustsu Anei Village Intendant, Luna Rossa,
    when she heard the report from the previous evening. The blackrock explosion that
    occurred right next to the PaxOku house and soclose to the Well of Souls could have grave
    consequences. Quickly she took quill to parchment to dispatch the Township Emissary to PaxOku.
    For immediate action.

    Miss Watson
    Please contact the emissary or leader of PaxOku that a large blackrock explosion occurred near the
    Well of Souls last evening and that we will be dispatching someone to go down and inspect it.​


    Luna Rossa​