The PalaceTaima

As a mortal, Taima was an awe inspiring champion of Terra, as a demi-god she's a torrential storm of divine retribution.

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Description

ImageName: Taima
Alias: The Storm
Height: 6'8
Weight: 250 lb.
Place of Birth: Caldonia
Species: Draconian
Caste: Draconian Highborn


Though humanoid in form, Taima's features are unmistakably draconic in nature. She is an imposing individual, standing at about six-foot-eight. Her face is the visage of a dragon snout complete with a mouthful of vicious looking fangs and bony protrusions, and in place of skin she has scales, crimson red. On her back she sports a large pair of wings.

Taima came into her prime during the peak of the elemental wars that ravaged Caldonia. Serving in the draconian army, she led her people to great victories at seemingly insurmountable odds and quickly became renowned as a hero and a legend. Unfortunately victory came at a cost. During a final stand against the primordials that had been unleashed upon the land, victory and salvation for Caldonia was seized at the destruction of the draconian homeland. Disgraced, Taima faded into a self-imposed exile far to the north.

It was many years later when she resurfaced briefly during the days of the Orsa of Terminus. Taima died a heroes death, falling in battle in the defense of Terra. Though it has been decades since her passing, rumors have begun to spread that this champion of old has been seen walking the lands of Terra once more.

Taima now serves as herald to Ahuma, patron deity of the draconians. As a mortal, Taima was an awe inspiring champion of Terra, as a demi-god she's a torrential storm of divine retribution. She is however not permitted to directly meddle in the affairs of mortals except as is required in the execution of her duties.

As the herald of Ahuma, Taima has been granted access to a wide variety of divine capabilities. In addition to this touch of divinity, Taima is well versed in worldly knowledge from her travels as a mortal. Geography, religion, culture, the realms and planes of the world, demons, and the undead are only a few of Taima's more knowledgeable fields, and her knowledge continues to expand day by day.

Taima favors a halberd, and maintains a strong affinity to lightning, but she is also well versed in the use of swords, and decently capable with most basic melee weapons.

So begins...

Taima's Story

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Setting: Gambit's Bar2010-04-21 21:41:58, as written by Tiko
Taima approached the location that was once Gambit's bar, her heavy footsteps loud on the paved street as she drew near.

She was an imposing and menacing looking individual. Her face was the visage of a dragon snout complete with bony protrusions and a mouthful of vicious fangs. In place of skin she had scales, crimson red. From her back a pair of wings can be seen, furled carefully against her.

In one hand she clutched a halberd, the other hand is empty but a large shield is strapped to her forearm, appearing to be crafted from crimson dragon scales matching her own coloration. Her armor was a finely crafted suit of scale mail, overlaid with what appeared to be dragon scales, also of the same crimson hue. In addition, the hilt of a sword can be seen over her shoulder as well, strapped to her back between her wings.

Her footsteps would stop as she remained motionless. For many moments stood there silently processing what she was seeing. Finally her steps would continue as she would make her way towards Dallas.

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Setting: Gambit's Bar2010-04-21 21:55:50, as written by Tiko
Taima would stop several paces from Dallas. The woman's alarm sadly wasn't unexpected. Few remembered her people anymore. She would stand tall, almost as if at attention, the butt of her halberd resting on the ground at her side. She would bow her head slightly in respect before looking back up and speaking. Her words are rough and gravelly, but discernible none the less. "I am Taima." she says simply. The way she says it almost feels like there should be a title attached to it, but if there was, she made no mention of it. "I don't know your name but I have been looking for you. Though... the location is right, the timing is wrong." she continues, no doubt making little sense to the woman in front of her.

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Setting: Gambit's Bar2010-04-21 22:02:01, as written by Tiko
Taima turns with a wave of her free hand, towards the beginnings of the new building. "I have, though there was a building here. Either I'm late, or I'm early." she contemplates out loud. Deciding that it didn't matter, she continued. "The why of me being here I hoped you could answer." she says.

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Setting: Gambit's Bar2010-04-21 22:20:14, as written by Tiko
Taima thinks briefly before answering the request. "I am Taima, once proud member of the Dragonborn empire, now devout follower of a dead god, and survivor of a dwindling race. I came because I had a vision of us standing here. It's been many years since the stone of visions spoke to me, and always have I heeded it's call. What else would you wish to know of me?" she says.

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Setting: Gambit's Bar2010-04-21 22:35:00, as written by Tiko
Taima watches the woman rather intently. "What may I call you?" she asks. The visions had often guided her in life, but more often than not, left her with more questions than answers, and that's proving true once more. No information to go on other than a place, and a person.

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Setting: Gambit's Bar2010-04-21 22:43:03, as written by Tiko
Taima thinks things over for a moment. Some answers can only come with time, and she knew the stone wouldn't have brought her here without a reason, nor could she dispute what she had seen in the vision. "Very well Dallas Reigner. I shall pledge my services to you until the reason for me being here is brought to light." she says solemnly, still looking very much like a warrior standing at attention.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 20:15:18, as written by Tiko
Taima makes her way along the path, her heavy footsteps all but echoing through the surrounding area. She is an imposing individual, standing at about 6'8. Her face is the visage of a dragon snout complete with a mouthful of vicious looking fangs and bony protrusions and in place of skin she had scales, crimson red. On her back she sports a large pair of wings furled carefully against her.

In one hand she grips a halberd, and the other though empty has a shield strapped to her forearm. Her armor is a sturdy suit of scale mail, seemingly overlaid with dragon scales. On her back a longsword is strapped securely between her wings. The shifting and clanking of metal can be heard with every step, as well as the scraping of her gauntlet against the metal of her halberd.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 20:22:15, as written by Tiko
Taima halts her footsteps at the sign of the light up ahead. She hadn't expected to encounter anyone here, she had wanted solitude, time and space to think over the events that had led to her travels to wing city. She has seen much in her years though, and is not easily intimidated or unsettled, so she opts to stand and observe. She almost seems to be standing at attention, the butt of her halberd resting on the ground next to her.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 20:30:33, as written by Tiko
Taima doesn't move or react to the flames, but merely remains motionless. Her draconic features make it difficult to discern expressions, but she seems calm for the moment. "I am Taima. I seek safe passage and nothing more. I was not aware this stretch of the mountains was inhabited." she says bluntly with a slight bow of her head. "My apologies for my intrusion." she adds.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 20:40:26, as written by Tiko
Taima tightens her grip on her halberd as she readies her shield to intercept the oncoming lightning. The shield itself was magic resistant, imbued with the power of the dragon scales covering it, and the lightning itself would have little effect as far as damaging it, though the physical force of the attack would force her to dig in a bit, so as to not be knocked back.

Lowering the shield she states. "I have no quarrel with you fox. But a challenge must not go unanswered." she says levelly. Her voice is deep and and gravely, and as she says it, the air itself seems to grow charged with power, the sky over head begins to darken as clouds move in and a loud rumbling noise of distant thunder can be heard. She's lifted her halberd from it's passive position at her side to a one of readiness. Her physical strength becomes quite evident in her ability to wield such a large weapon in one hand.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 20:47:38, as written by Tiko
Taima unfurls her wings and gives a few furious beats, enough to jerk her body backwards, off from the path and into the air, as the rocks smash into the ground in front of her, where she stood moments ago. For being so large, and geared out in the armor she was, she was surprisingly fast. Taking note of the dark aura around the fox, she would have frowned, if she had the facial muscles to do so. Instead she merely changes her goals to capture.

She would begin to utter incantations as the power around her begins to further solidify. Her prayers would fall unheard though, for her god was long dead, but it was more habit than anything, as she drew upon the divine power imbued within herself.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 21:01:52, as written by Tiko
Taima decides to meet electricity with electricity as her halberd charges up and the air around her begins to crackle loudly. Dodging wasn't an option for the moment, and so she abandoned her initial plan. As her incantations end they add strength to the electricity arcing around her halberd, and it would draw Shen's own attack to it, as the electricity would try to bind with each other. The pureity of the electricity arcing around her halberd would become tainted as it bound and melded with Shen's own, and a sickly feeling would flood through her as she molded it to her own uses hurling it back at Shen. The darkness that was tainting Shen was evident in his attacks and she took no pleasure in wielding it for her own purposes.

The returning attack would be infused with Shen's own, as well as her own divine lightning.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 21:11:47, as written by Tiko
Taima would raise her shield once more, trusting in it's resistance to the elements to protect it, and herself from the oncoming attack, though the force of it would knock her back, seeing as how she was air born without any ground to keep her footing on anymore. But that would prove to be benefitial to her as she wouldn't have to weather the ongoing attack, and her shield would soak up most of the attack before she was knocked back.

With a few powerful strokes of her wings, she would stabilize her flight, and holding her halberd overhead she would utter another incantation, this one much shorter, scarcely more than a few words. The fox seemed skilled in elemental magic, but it's unlikely he holds any sway over divine. And this time her gauntlets would begin to glow brightly, the magic seeping into the halberd in her hand, bathing it in a brilliant light glow.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 21:18:54, as written by Tiko
Taima was quite confident that the little fox wouldn't expect what was to come, as her boots glowed faintly, and she would just vanish from sight, only to re-appear behind the fox, her halberd coming down in a vicious arc. However it was evident she was swinging the flat of the blade, so as to not kill the fox should the blow land. Should it connect, the divine energy would react violently to the dark energy caused by the possession.
The results would sear and burn a creature of pure evil from the inside out, but as Shen was only possessed, and not truly evil himself, the attack would probably be akin to a strong and painful electric jolt, leaving him dazed and disoriented but for the most part unharmed, in addition to whatever damage the blow itself might cause should he be flung to the ground.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 21:23:02, as written by Tiko
Taima was quite confident that the little fox wouldn't expect what was to come, as her boots glowed faintly, and she would just vanish from sight, only to re-appear behind the fox, her halberd coming down in a vicious arc. However it was evident she was swinging the flat of the blade, so as to not kill the fox should the blow land. Should it connect, the divine energy would react violently to the dark energy caused by the possession.

The results would sear and burn a creature of pure evil from the inside out, but as Shen was only possessed, and not truley evil himself, the attack would probably be akin to a strong electric jolt, leaveing him dazed and dissoriented but for the most part unharmed, in addition to whatever damage the blow itself might cause should he be flung to the ground.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 21:31:57, as written by Tiko
Taima would feel her blow strike violently against the barrier, as the clashing energies warred with one another, and her attack was turned back against her. As this had fallen into the realms of less physical magic, her shield was of no use to her, though her armor hummed faintly as the magical properties in it sought to protect it's wearer from magical harm. She would be knocked back several feet from the fox, but remain for the most part unharmed.

The fox was tricky, she would give him that. Perhaps it was time to leave the realms of magic and settle this in a more traditional manner, and she would open her mouth, letting loose a fiery blast at the little fox in front of her. She didn't expect an elemental attack to be much use against the tricky fox, but it would mar his view for a moment as she flew at him directly, bringing her halberd across at him once more, this time relying entirely upon the steel.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 21:46:15, as written by Tiko
Taima moves back a few feet with another flap of her wings as she contemplates the situation before reached into her pouch of components and drew forth a pinch of powder of unknown origins. Uttering further incantations. The powder in her hand seems to be charging up with power, though as her incantations grow louder and more intense. If she's concerned about the fox attacking her, she shows no sign of it.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 21:52:51, as written by Tiko
Taima speaking the last word of the incantation would be bathed in a faint glow, seeming to emanate from the powder in her hand as she hovers next to the Fox. "Tell me little fox. Can you fly without magic? I can." and with that she hurls the powder into the air to rain down over the both of them. The powder would dull and negate magic within the area immediately. But also, the magic is designed to form a 10 foot anti-magic zone around the one the powder settles on, but in this case due to their closeness, it would no doubt catch them both in it's effects, but it was something she was willing to risk.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 22:14:21, as written by Tiko
Taima flew directly at Shen not seeming too concerned by his attack, as it lost it's strength and potency trying to pass through the anti-magic zone. The force of the winds would cause her flight to falter, but her wings were powerful and she had momentum on her side. As the gusts struck her she furled her wings in closer to create less drag, the zone around her was solid and secure now and she would press that to her advantage, trying to keep close to the fox, and rely on physical attacks, while keeping him within the zone. The powder would slowly fall to the ground below, the magic in it spent.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 22:30:53, as written by Tiko
Taima kept in hot pursuit, paying no mind to the foxfire that would dissipate as it entered the anti-magic zone, failing to hinder her in the slightest. She was a powerful flyer, and while not as agile as the smaller fox as far as in flight maneuvers, she had sheer power and speed on her side. She didn't need to actually grab him since the zone around her was fairly large, she merely had to get close to him, enough to cause him to fall. She would keep close watch for the moment she would be close enough to cause his flight to falter so she could follow him to the ground, so as to not allow him to fall out of the zone and resume flying. She's fairly confident she can fly faster than the fox can fall.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 22:36:21, as written by Tiko
Taima descends after the fox, her wings flaring wide to hault her momentum as she hits the ground roughly, going into a crouch. With a launch and a flap of her wings to add force to her attack, she would aim to close the gap between them, swinging her halberd in a violent and vicious arc towards the fox.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 22:57:48, as written by Tiko
Taima descends after the fox, her wings flaring wide to hault her momentum as she hits the ground roughly, going into a crouch. With a launch and a flap of her wings to add force to her attack, she would aim to close the gap between them, swinging her halberd in a violent and vicious arc towards the fox.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 23:12:01, as written by Tiko
Taima grimaced as the acid splattered against her weapon, gauntlets, shield and armor, sizzling loudly as the corrosive material damaged the integrity of her items. With the anti-magic zone up, they weren't protected by their usual enchantments, and could be harmed. She didn't hesitate her attack though, if anything she increased it. She didn't know if the acidic substance would stop at the armor and continuing her moment, she used her wings to add speed and power to her lunges. She didn't want to give the fox any room or space, and kept on his tail despite the damages.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 23:19:49, as written by Tiko
Taima for whatever reason halted her attack as she shifts to the side, the acidic substance spattering on the rocks where she once stood. She didn't pursue the fox though as she moved back. The acid had begun to eat through her armor, and the pain as it seared against her skin brought her up short as she sunk to one knee, her halberd still clutched in her hand. Reaching into another pouch she pulled forth a new powder, this one silver and cast it around herself in a wide circle. Though what she hoped to accomplish with an anti-magic zone up, is uncertain. But already the acid was working at her scales, and soon it would enter her blood stream. She merely knelt there, her head bowed as if in concentration.

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Setting: Mountain Path2010-04-25 23:26:47, as written by Tiko
Taima raised her shield up over her head as the anti magic field around her dissipates, and her items flare to life once more. The rocks would strike against her shield and the ground around her, and though Shen wouldn't be able to see it through the dust and debris, her shield would glow brightly for a moment, enveloping itself in a safety zone of protective energy. When the dust cleared, she would still be there, crouched, her head bowed. She didn't seem to be saying or doing anything, she just knelt there on one knee. Her shield hummed against her arm as the magic coursed over it.