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Sir Blue (Adavahr)

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even into your smallest acts. This is the secret of success

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a character in “Blades of the King”, as played by blueluckster

Description

Description


{6 foot 2 inches} {220 lbs.} {blonde hair never long enough to reach his eyes} {eyes as blue as the azure sky, and calm as the untouched waters} Blue was trained by knights since an early age. Well toned and obviously fit, with rippling muscles all over his body. Not too much as to be overwhelming, but enough to take a second look and respect. You could tell within seconds of seeing him in action that he is both strong and fast. Blue holds true to his name, always wearing some article of clothing or otherwise that is bathed in that Azure blue color. With small, light scars over his body, which he is not ashamed of in the least. The 20 year old man has an aura of confidence about him which only comes with years of intense training. Trained never to show fear, but to embrace it and overcome the intensities of life.



Personality


Blue always holds his head held high, a look of confidence in his eyes, even when there is none to be had. As blue was raised a knight, He always seems to do what was right on reflex, helping wherever possible and sometimes even when not. Blue would give the shirt off his back if asked, strong and silent, unless something needs to be said, in which case you have never seen someone so compelling. If ever you needed someone to confide in Blue would be your rock. Blue has always gone above and beyond for the men and women he fought alongside. Whatever they needed, no matter how dangerous (or mundane) he would take the task, and prevail.



Equipment


Blue is rarely without sword in hand or on belt, His sword being a parting gift from his mentor, which taught blue everything the battle worn veteran knew. The sword was a gift from his mentor, but crafted by blue's own brother's expert hands. The sword is white and blue with a blade about three feet long, not counting the beautiful sapphire encrusted handle, four inches across and a blade that seemingly never dulls. A shield isn't necessary for blue to excel in combat, his agility speed and power more then make up for the lack of defense and he wouldn't have it any other way. That being said his armor is top of the line handed down through his family, light and strong. The armor is white steel, above a light chain mail which is covered by a blue cloak with the crest of his family. He wears white gauntlets and leggings, with blue trim. The armor comes with a helmet, also full white steel, but Blue never uses this because it constricts his vision.


History


Blue was born into a family of knights. Each of his siblings was a knight in their own rights, along with his father, the Paladin. Blue being the youngest child, he had three brothers, a sister and his father. He grew up without a mother, even though you would never know by the way he carries himself. Blue's father, a famous paladin and dragon hunter, known as Ridger Adavahr the dragon slayer. His father has been slaying dragons since blue was a boy. Blue never liked the idea of killing dragons, to him they were majestic, beautiful creatures which deserved respect and in some cases admiration. His two oldest brothers were twins known as the Vicious Adavahr brothers, they fought alongside each other in Duke Randals army, wining many battles with there brutish but effective style of fighting. His oldest brothers loved fighting with blunt weapons, mace and hammers, which, to blue were messy and under coordinated weapons. The middle brother is knight by name, but also a fine blacksmith, known throughout the land for his handiwork. Adam, the blacksmith was very kind to blue, often taking him in when the rest of the family were out on business. Adam often taught blue the tricks of blacksmithing, and was a great friend as well as a brother. His sister was a fine knight, known as Liara the dragon slayer. His sister has slain, by today's count 12 dragons with the help of her father and their band of knights and paladins. Liara excelled in the use of spears, always hitting her mark no matter how difficult the throw or thrust. Blue always felt in his family's shadow, even though he was a truly talented young man he never did seem to stand out in their eyes or in their company. Since the day he could stand he was trained in the art of combat, learning everything from his family. Using a spear, a bow and arrow, swords, maces, ect., he could use any weapon thanks to his years of training. Blue especially practiced his sword combat, to the extent of being the best in the family in a one on one fight if he was allowed to use a sword. Although he was best with the sword, you name a weapon and blue had been trained to use it almost expertly, all except for magic which held no honor in the eyes of the knights. Blue was always intrigued to learn magic but never found the opportunity to learn under the watchful eyes of his family and his mentor. One day blue went out on his own and learned the one ounce of magic he knows to this day, which he never shows for fear of disappointing his family. Blue can take a flame and adapt it to run along his blade, It turns a violent yet beautiful blue and will cut through anything when equipped. Blue has been through many trials in his life but has, for the last year had no real purpose. Until he receives a letter from a courier that will soon be the beginning of a momentous journey!

So begins...

Sir Blue (Adavahr)'s Story

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Voltir Bauer Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Edric Nighthopper Character Portrait: Aldenaz Asteroth

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KING ALDENAZ

The day was just beginning as Aldenaz walks through a large corridor decorated with elaborate paintings of knights, old suits of armor and the occasional randomly decorated vase. As he heads to his room he appears slightly more joyous then has been normal of late. With all the things going on in the kingdom, and even the continent he hasn't had much time for hope. Now he has a good reason to hope and that reason is in the form of adventurers about to enter his fair kingdom. He was supposed to send a retainer to greet the adventurers and for all intents and purposes that is exactly what he's doing. For all Madi knows he is sending one of his generals to welcome them. She can't know the truth that instead of sending Tryvellian, The king himself will go in his place. As he turns down the last hallway before his room, he dismisses the guard and tells him to call his son to his bedchamber. He was intelligent enough to know not to tell his son until the last possible minute of the adventure he was about to embark on, and he knew that if Madi had ever caught on there would be hell to pay. He strode over to his wardrobe and grabbed his large, black cloak. He quickly dawned it and put his long-sword on his belt. He put away his crown in his bottom drawer where he knew Madi wouldn't look and turned to head toward the door. He grabbed lucitar from his bedside table. Just as he was about to head out the door, Nasyrk stepped inside. " My King?" he asked as he wore a puzzled look on his face. The king just smiled and handed him an extra black cloak. " Put that on and follow me. " he commanded as he headed out the door.

Without looking back to be sure Nasyrk was following, he made a dash for the side window of the castle's second story. He quickly hopped up on the outlook and jumped over the side. He hit the ground with a slightly loud thud and looked back up to see Nasyrk looking down in annoyance. " Not this again." The young man says as he mantles the wall and jumps down as well. He hits the ground with almost no sound at all and follows the king out of the castle. As Aldenaz begins to get farther from the castle, he puts up his hood and hides his hammer within his cloak. If anybody see's his face or the hammer he will be caught before his escape even occurs. They follow the wall of the courtyard until they reach the end, where there is nothing but a straight shot to one of the castle gaits. All they have to do is get through two guards and the're free. " I need a favor from you my boy." the king says with a smile as he pushes Nasyrk in front of him. Without saying another word Nasyrk walks up to the guards. They salute and greet the Royal Champion as he slowly leads them inside the watchtower next to their post. As they step inside, the king makes a quick dash across the courtyard and sprints through the gate. He then quickly makes his way to the first building he sees and hides behind a column. The most difficult part about breaking out of the castle was now over and he was now in the rich part of the capitol city. All that would be left of his escape is to walk the rest of the way to the main gate and easily slip out with the crowd. He waited for Nasyrk to meet him outside the castle main gate and they both headed to the town gate. It was a fairly simple walk to the gate, and just like the king knew, the security was much less severe there. They easily made it out with the crowd and set their sights on the small fishing village of xurex.

The path to Xurex isn't too long of a journey, but bandit activity has been greatly increasing because of all the refugees Taramire had been taking in. Bandits were no big deal for Nasyrk, so the king wasn't worried about the trip in the slightest. They quickly made their way to the village using main roads. If there were any bandits in the area, either they were smart and picked their targets well, or they didn't yet know they were in the area. Before the two of them made it to the village, the king stops and gets Nasyrk's attention. " This is very important. " The king says as he makes eye contact with the young man. For the rest of the day you will call me by the name Tryvellian and I am a general of King Aldenaz's army. With a nod from Nasyrk he happily turns and heads into Xurex. As he looks around to try to get a feel for the people of the town, he spots a large, lively building on the edge of the river. He immediately notes it as the tavern and points it out to Nasyrk. The paladin brightens up a little at the thought of warm food and a nice cup of ale. They head into the tavern and the king walks over to the bar. As Nasyrk attempts to sit beside him, the king stops him. " No sir, today I need you to watch over me from afar." he said as he points across the room to an empty booth. While ignoring the protests, Aldenaz orders a nice cup of ale and sparks up a conversation with a random bar patron. His plan is to wait patiently for the adventurers as he slams down some ale.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael

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Sir Blue Adavahr

Blue was having a rough first visit into Farador. He had been inside Farador for two weeks now, and not a day has gone by where he wasn't attacked or in a battle of some kind. This place was riddled with war! He was attacked by bandits when he traveled on main roads and by beasts whenever he stuck to the forests. There seemed to be nobody free to keep the wild beast population at bay with times as they were. He ended up running into slavers again on his last trek through the overgrown forest. They were in no mood to talk and demanded his blood. He did what he could to not kill them, but they were persistent. After the death of their leader, the rest seemed to scurry off. He freed the small amount of slaves they had captured and placed in cages and went along his way. He was just making it back out of the forest when low and behold, A bandit attack. His day just kept getting worse.

" Look what we have here boys," an ugly one said as he looked the knight over. As soon as he spoke all six bandits turned to look at Blue. One of them chuckled and said, " looks like breakfast's on him today." While he showed off his lack of teeth. Blue thought to reason with the men, cause that has worked so well since entering Farador. " Look guys." he said as he stepped to the side, not even bothering to bring his hand to his sword. "I don't want any trouble. Ill give you some gold and you can let me be on my way." he said with his hand up in a 'stop' gesture. " Ok, I think we can come to some kind of arrangement." The one Blue assumed was the leader spoke and Blue couldn't believe it was working. " Give me all the gold you have on you Mr Knight, and we'll let you pass." he said as he held out his hand. Blue tossed him a small nearly empty gold pouch and began walking forward, hand on sword. " Woah Woah Woah, Mr Knight. I'm sure this isn't everything you have on you." he said as he took a step closer to the Knight. Blue drew his sword. " I was really hoping you would just take my gold and leave, You can still get out of here if you still value your lives." he said as he took a step forward. He was watching each bandit, seeing if any were willing to back down. One looked slightly frightened but when he saw the leader advance and draw his axe, he steeled himself. Great, Blue thought as he prepared for yet another attack. So far Farador was a very fun place to be. (sarcasm)

The entire fight all Blue was thinking about was Kael and the others. He wondered where Malik had gone to as he dodged a hammer blow from his left that just barely missed his shoulder. Tanis, Thalin, Avadara, Isari, Poor Div, Luxan, even Dante. But mostly the one who he couldn't get off his mind was Kael. He had sworn to not leave her side until they finished the quest, and now everyone had split up. Kael was one of the first to leave and she did it in the middle of the night. Blue didn't know what he did wrong, but she left without a word and that hurt him. Just as he dispatched his third enemy, he thought about all their time together and he got a little angry. Now he would never see Kael again and he couldn't help but feel like it was his fault. Maybe if he was a better knight or if he wasn't as weak as he was, she wouldn't have left. The next three enemies were easily taken down, and Blue couldn't help but feel bad for the poor sods. He pulled the bodies to the forest next to the road and took any gold they had on them. He wasn't really fond of looting from the dead, but they didn't need the gold and their death was their fault to begin with. He collected his wits again and re-sheathed his sword. With a heavy sigh, he headed towards the last stretch of land before the fishing village described in the letter, with thoughts of Kael still on his mind.

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Sir Blue Adavahr


It really wasn't too much longer until he would arrive at the fishing village. He was about to enter the village when he took a good look at the state of his armor. It was out of place, dirty and covered with different degree's of dried up blood. It would not be acceptable to enter any establishment like that, let alone one he was supposed to be meeting an important adviser. Trevellian was the name of the man he was supposed to meet. He was known to be a powerful general who the people loved as well as an intelligent strategist. Part of Blue felt that he would get along with Trevellian, but another part was curious why the king would send such a man to meet up with strangers. It didn't make much sense, but he had to keep in mind that he really didn't know this king very well or this kingdom's customs. Either way he couldn't go and meet the general with his armor in the state it was in at the moment. He looked around for a minute and listened really closely. He heard the sound of running water and he knew it meant there was a stream near. Since it was a fishing village, he assumed the stream intersected with the river the village depended on. The knight walked over to the crystal clear water and looked himself over. He hadn't been getting any cuts or bruises anymore, which either meant he was beginning to get better, or he was getting really lucky. He thought about that for a moment before he realized how many fights he'd been getting into lately. There was no possible way he wasn't getting better. Blue knelt down and began to wash his face and hair in the stream. He took a piece of clean cloth out of his pack and wet it in the stream. He began to wash all the dirt and blood off of his armor. He continued his work until it shined with its silver and blue sheen once again. Once he was satisfied he wrung the cloth dry and placed the still damp cloth back into his pack. He took one more look to make sure he was presentable before he turned and headed into the village.

As he grew near to the village he could almost smell something amiss. He quickly and suspiciously looked around, trying to find the source. He knew this feeling, but he couldn't quite put his finger on why or where from. He thought about it for a second before he realized it was the same feeling as when Avadara was taken over by the necromancer. There was a witch in the village. That would explain this bad feeling Blue had, as well as the reason he didn't see any townspeople. He dashed at full speed to the center of town and took another look around. The knight threw out his senses, looking for any feeling that was amiss. He sensed a killing intent in the woods behind a set of houses and he knew that was the right place to go. Blue drew his sword and quickly, yet attentively went into the woods. He had only advanced about eight strides in before the witch sensed his presence and shot an insanely hot bolt of fire in Blue's direction. The knight barely got out of the way in time for the bolt to smash against a nearby tree. The tree immediately went up in smoke and began to burn. " Well, I'm going to have to make sure I don't get hit by that." he said as he took another step forward. He dodged out of the way of another barrage and spoke again. " This is going to be a difficult fight." he said as he took one more step forward. The witch sent another volley in his direction, this time the bolts were bigger and more numerous. He quickly put fire to his blade and slashed one out of the air, letting the rest careen by. If he didn't end this quick the village would be torched. He decided he would have to get closer to the witch if he intended to do anything to help the village. As he drew closer she sent volley after volley at the Knight, but it did nothing but slow him down. He finally got close enough to clearly see the witch as he dodged the latest of her volleys. The witch was beautiful, with her only flaw (besides her intense desire to roast Blue alive.) was a large scar on the right side of her face. The fact that she was beautiful wasn't going to make Blue forget about his task. He needed to stop her before she hurt anyone else. She made a very loud shriek and began chanting words for what seemed to be a very powerful spell. This was going to be an interesting fight indeed.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath

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Nasyrk being encouraged by his King's faith walked toward the door and grabbed the hilt of his sword over his back.

"A witch? Pfft, dark magic. My specialty." Nasyrk said with a smirk.

Nasyrk finished drawing his sword, showing off it's shine before he went out the door. Once he was out of the tavern he took a moment and closed his eyes. Searching for specifically for dark magic. Once he discovered its location he dashed onward. Wondering how or why a witch was here.

Seeing scorches of the ground and fire he knew he must be getting closer. He could see the witch. as it shrieked and noticed the witch was looking toward a heroic knight in blue toward his left about 40ft. Nasyrk could somewhat make out the words the witch was chanting. Knowing it was a powerful spell that would be hard to dodge especially since the spell was almost complete he yelled toward the blue knight.

"Close your eyes! And on three make a dash for her."

Hoping the knight does as Nasyrk requested, He takes a step forward and yells. "One!" Nasyrk pulls his sword across his body with his left hand as if he was going to slash at the air. "Two!" Nasyrk swings his sword as hard as he can releasing an extremely bright light. The witch shrieked, Blinded she couldn't finish her spell chanting. "Three!" Nasyrk lunged forward as fast as he could to get close to her as he could.

"Hurry she won't be blinded for long."

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath

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Sir Blue Adavahr

Blue was forced to fight extremely defensively against the witch, that is until a third party arrived. With the arrival of the unknown adventurer, there was a good chance Blue would get out of this fight with little more then a few scratchs. The man wore a black cloak, but with the man's sword drawn Blue could see his gold and silver armor that was hidden within. Most notable wasn't his armor, it was the insignia on his chest, knee's and belt. The insignia of the Templar's of the sun, if Blue's memory could be trusted. Why was a paladin here? He thought to himself as he registered what the man was saying.

" Close your eyes and on three make a dash for her." he had said as he lifted his blade. The knight only had a moment to decide weather the paladin was trustworthy. Blue didn't know, but he would take what help he could get. " One." The Paladin said and Blue closed his eyes. "Two." The man said slightly louder as Blue began running at top speed toward the hopefully detained witch. " Three." The paladin said from much closer then he had been a moment before. The moment the mysterious man said two the witch screeched and Blue knew he made the right call in trusting the paladin. After three Blue opened his eyes to see both him and the paladin up close and personal with the blinded witch. The knight had done a heavy slash across her body from the bottom left, then went for a stab for what he thought was her left shoulder blade. The first slash wasn't as heavy as intended, but was clearly visible and the stab hit right where intended. The paladin's blow also connected, causing a larger slash coming from the opposite direction. The three blows perfectly drew a large x on the witch's entire front, as well as the immobility of her right arm. Just as Blue removed his blade, the witch lifted her left arm and summoned an extremely large amount of power.

" Damn!" Blue said as he realized they made a mistake.

Getting that close to a witch was never a good idea. Whenever he had done so in the past they would always resort to using area of effect spells. This time was no different, and the witch quickly cast a powerful one with only her one hand. With the final word of her spell, she sent both the knight and the paladin flying backwards with a concussive blast. Blue flew backwards, landing hard on his front thirty feet away. From the sound of impact, Blue could tell the paladin also was sent flying, but didn't appear as lucky. It sounded as if the paladin had hit something hard on his way down, but Blue didn't have the ability to look at that moment. Whatever spell the witch used, Blue couldn't think or see straight. He lay there on the ground for what felt like minutes, trying to re-attune his senses. He finally gathered himself enough to get up and look around the clearing. Everything that was within twenty feet of the witch's last position was blown far backwards, causing broken branches and plants to be sent flying. Blue slowly stood and looked around for any signs of the witch. With seeing none, he attempted to feel the killing intent he sensed earlier but had no luck. The witch successfully masked her presence and got away. Blue walked over to the adventurer, who had been sent careening into a nearby tree. The paladin was sent back first into a large oak about eight feet away. Hitting from that close with that amount of force must have been painful, and it seemed he had be concussed as well. Blue looked down at the paladin as he regained his senses. Blue held out his arm to help the man up and waited for him to take it.

As the Paladin took his arm, Blue introduced himself. " I'm Blue Adavahr, Knight of the sword." He said with a smile as he took a step back and put his gauntlet to his chest. " Thank you for the help friend." he said as he looked around for the witch one more time. " It looks like we failed to defeat her." The knight spoke aloud. " I just hope she doesn't attack any more innocent people before we find her. " he said with a grit of his teeth. " Lets go back to the village and try again to sense her location." The knight said as he began walking back towards the nearby village.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Aldenaz Asteroth

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Nasyrk slowly regained consciousnesses, feeling like a fool with how easily the witch knocked him down. He looked up and saw the knight standing above him with his arm out. When the Knight said. "I'm Blue Adavahr, Knight of the sword." Nasyrk looked into his face and to his armor as he grabbed the knights hand. "Blue? Seem's like that'll be tough to remember... I am Nasyrk Vul'Kath, Paladin of the Sun and..."Nasyrk stopped his sentence thinking he shouldn't state he is a Royal Champion. "Where is the witch? I do not sense her near by." After hearing she got away Nasyrk became disappointed and felt even more a fool. In his eyes he failed his king. Nasyrk nodded when Blue suggested to go back to the village. "Every one is hiding at the tavern for safety." Nasyrk stated.
While they walked back Nasyrk began thinking more and more on Why a witch was here and a very powerful one at that.

Nasyrk and Blue reached the Tavern and at the sight of them the village cheered. The King could tell Nasyrk wasn't so excited and walked over. The King talked softly to not stur up the village. "She isn't dead is she?" Nasyrk replied embaressed and humiliated, "No sorry; however, I cannot sense her near. I believe we are safe for now." After the little chat Nasyrk then introduced Blue. "Tryvellian, this knight stood against the witch alone before I arrived. I say he has earned a few rounds, eh?"

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Aldenaz Asteroth

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Sir Blue Adavahr

Sir Blue and Nasyrk exited the forest and re-entered the village. Both were silent, but the knight was lost in thought. He was thinking about the witch and all the bad things a witch could get into if you let it roam free. It wasn't just their screw up that was unnerving Blue, it was all the questions. What made the witch so much more powerful then her kin normally are? Where did she flee to and for what reason did she not finish the fight? Why was there a witch in this area anyway? This place was peaceful and wasn't far from the capital city. There shouldn't be any reason for a witch to be roaming these parts, they usually stick to secluded places. Most of these questions Blue assumed would be answered in time, but for now he had to find the witch and make sure it couldn't hurt anyone anymore. As soon as the duo entered the village, A large man exited the tavern and headed towards them, followed by cheering townspeople. They seemed to be cheering on the return of Nasyrk, but the large man knew something didn't add up. " She isn't dead is she?" The man said quietly as he stepped closer to the knight and the paladin. Nasyrk looked nervous when confronted with the large man. "No sorry; however, I cannot sense her near. I believe we are safe for now." The paladin said as he didn't break eye contact with the floor. "Tryvellian, this knight stood against the witch alone before I arrived. I say he has earned a few rounds, eh?" He quickly changed the subject as he kindly introduced the knight. Blue once again placed his gauntlet to his chest in salute as a respectful gesture to the general. The king did the same as well as a slight bow. " Indeed." he said as he turned to lead the way into the tavern. The three men walked over to the bar area and the man know as Tryvellian ordered three pints of ale. They all sat down and waited for their drinks. Just as the drinks were placed in front of them, a guard and a young girl entered the tavern. Soon after another guard entered and rather loudly yelled something about a fire. Blue Tryvellian and Nasyrk all stood in unison, all seemingly thinking the same thing. As they all turned, the girl appeared in front of them. "Um. I'm not sure which one of you is Tryvellian but my friend and I received a letter telling us to meet here. That fire they're talking about that's where she is please I need someone to help her she's stuck fighting a..." She said as she looked around cautiously. "...witch. My name is Freya." she finished in more of a whisper then anything. " Don't worry." Blue said with a smile. " I'll take care of it." he said as he turned and ran towards the fire.

The knight left the tavern and looked to the sky. He saw large plumes of smoke rising from the far away forest. That must be where Freya's friend is, Blue thought as he headed towards the impending threat. Once he received direction, he ran to aid the woman being attacked by the witch. Blue didn't know who this person was, but he hoped she was strong or at least intelligent enough to stay alive long enough against such a strong opponent. The knight knew of only a few who could easily fight against such a powerful witch with no backup, which meant it wasn't likely Freya's friend would survive. Blue pushed his negative thoughts away and focused on quickening his pace. He needed to get to the area Freya described as quickly as possible. As he ran through the forest at an extremely fast pace, he didn't care about all the thorny branches slightly damaging his armor. A few stray branches hit the exposed flesh of his neck as he ran, although he didn't care. He could finally see the plumes above him after a good amount of running. The knight slowed as he saw a large black crater in the ground. He came to a stop near it as he took a closer look. While analyzing the burning hole and confirming it was the same witch as earlier (he would now know those fireballs anywhere), he heard a loud screech and the sound of magic being cast.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Aldenaz Asteroth

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Watching Blue run out the door, the King turned to Nasyrk nodded and ordered, "Go!" The King then turned toward Freya. "Can you make sure he doesn't get lost. His temper from earlier may get the best of his senses." Freya nods and turns toward Nasyrk. Nasyrk replies, "Lead the way M'Lady." Just before they were out the door the King added, "Keep her safe and make haste!"

Nasyrk followed the young elf girl as close as he could. "No matter what happens Freya, I will protect you and your friend will be safe. I haven't fought with this Knight much, but I know he will keep his word."

After a good bit of running Nasyrk noticed the smoke pillars and increased his speed. "Quickly can't be too much farther." Nasyrk said as they burst out of the tree lines.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath

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'How in all the hells does this woman have so much damn magic?!' Kael had been able to quickly dispel her armor to send tendrils of magic to block a few incoming fireballs, but the witch seemed to be only just beginning. It was strange considering Kael could have sword she smelled an injury when the damn fight started. She cursed and dodged some more fire. One small flame licked her arm and the pain was instantaneous. 'Damn witch fire.' She grabbed at her right arm to put the flames out just beneath her shoulder.

"Civip pok wer morne de lesotir. " Frost once again came from her hand to stop the heat from doing further damage to her arm. Without two hands she was only able to use a few spells now. 'She's clever, that much is certain.' Kael was breathing heavy as she shoved her book, thankfully undamaged though it had been dropped, back into her bag. The smoke was getting thicker and she could no longer rely on her sense of smell to aid her. Things weren't looking good.

Perhaps a darkness spell again would help her to put some distance between her and the smoke. It wouldn't do much but at least she would be able to smell again and the smoke was giving her a headache. She was about to cast it when she stopped dead in her tracks at three presences coming from the trees. 'If that's more Witches I am so screwed.'

"KAEL!!" That was Freyas' screech and Kael could feel her heart stop. What was she doing here? She couldn't have...of course she had. The damn girl had gone to get help. She groaned as the witch emerged to glare at the newcomers. Kael couldnt see properly through the haze but she mustered the energy to yell.

"YOU IDIOT!!" What was meant to be intimidating came out a bit broken as she coughed and her knees nearly gave out. "I told you to wait for me in the village you stupid girl why don't you ever listen--" with the distraction brought by Freya and the others the witch took the small amount of time wasted to rush at Kael. 'Damn it I'M the idiot who took my focus off the enemy!' She jumped to dodge the fingernails that reeked of poison and ran away from the smoke. If only she knew a damn wind spell to get rid of it. Thankfully it was moving away from her direction, if slowly, and her nose cleared up a small fraction.

She wished it hadnt. She really wished it hadn't. The scents of the people with Freya assaulted her and she started struggling to breath at the familiar scent. Her voice croaked out "No. That's not possible" as she kept dodging the slashes the witch aimed at her. She knew that scent, and she hoped that she was wrong and it was only similar. It simply was not possible that it was who she suspected. The seconds it took for her process all this was all the witch needed and Kael was stunned when she felt a solid punch to the left side of her face. Blood filled her mouth and she stumbled backwards. The witch grabbed the half Dragons' neck and hissed in delight.

"Poor little Dragon. Now I will consume your heart" Kael grimaced at the chuckle and fought through the choking to pull her dagger free and shove it into the witches arm. The shock and pain filled the angry screech and Kael scrambled away while spitting blood. She would not get distracted again. She had to protect Freya.

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Blue stood up from the crater at the sound of movement coming from behind him. He turned around to see Nasyrk and just barely Freya as she sprinted past. She ran through the brush in the direction of the witch and her friend. If they did nothing this girl would get herself killed. Nasyrk and Blue shared a look of annoyance while they both simultaneously followed the elf. " Kael!" The girl said as she drew closer to the battle. Blue was sure he was hearing things! There was no way this was THE Kael! Either it was a different person named Kael or by the seven they were playing a mean trick. Either he was wrong and he would have to save Freya's friend, or he was right and he absolutely needed to save Kael. Either way they had to get in there and deal with that witch. Blue followed her in at full speed, followed closely by Nasyrk. If the knight knew nothing else of the paladin he knew he was almost as fast as Blue, if not just as fast with his heavy armor. The two of them together caused the witch to withdraw (although he would rather not explain the details) As soon as Blue cleared the brush, he saw the results of what had transpired here. It was chaos! There were scorch marks everywhere. It was clear this was a heated battle with Freya's friend on the losing side. Freya's first thought seemed to run to her friend's side, and besides Blue's curiosity, he knew he had to distract the witch before he could quench it. " Protect them." he said to Nasyrk as he unsheathed his sword. He had no title over the paladin to give orders, but the only thing on the knight's mind right now was defending the two innocent people. Well ... that and the simple fact that one of them might actually be Kael. Lucky for Blue, Nasyrk understood the situation and didn't complain as he followed the knights word. Blue would have to apologize later, but the most important thing was keeping these two alive. With their protection out of the way, Blue was free to only worry about the threat. He steeled himself and took a good look at the witch. She had somehow healed from their earlier fight, and she seemed more angry then the first time. She also had a dagger lodged deep in her arm. While the witch was attempting to remove the dagger from her arm with her knife like nails, Blue decided to crash her party. He readied his sword and charged in.

It was a good thing she was looking the other way. If he had tried this while she was paying attention to him it could have ended horribly wrong. The knight charged shoulder first into the witch at full speed, causing the witch to be sent flying hard into the ground beside her. She was clearly not ready to fight more then one opponent, and they were going to take full advantage of that fact. Blue knew that once Nasyrk made sure the girls were ok he would be assisting in the fight. He would just have to wait for that time to satisfy his curiosity. The moment that Blue and the witch made contact, The knight readied himself for his next blindingly fast blow. He quickly recovered from his tackle and slashed a long, hard gash across the entirety of the witch's back. The knight quickly jumped backwards and began putting his energy into his blade. His blade immediately heated up and began shining a brilliant blue. In the last several months, he learned to control this form of magic extremely well. Since it was the only magic skill he knew and out of all he had tried the only one to succeed, he would have to master it. He now knew how to make the fire more powerful, more potent, or even nullify magic attacks. He also learned that depending on his emotions, the spell would become increasingly more powerful. For now he set his magic in the very familiar position to deflect other magic, which was an infinitely handy trick. It turned out it was a smart call as the witch let out a loud screech and sent a fire bolt larger then anything she had as of yet right in his direction. He quickly cut it diagonally, but the sheer mass of the magic was so vast, as it dispersed it caused his left and right shoulder blades to sizzle. It stung for several moments before he realized how bad that would have been if he hadn't blocked. He again rushed the witch, knowing since the first encounter how she would react. She did exactly as he had expected and attempted a heavy slash down the middle of his torso. What she didn't realize was the fact that the knight wasn't in front of her anymore. He quickly sidestepped and got behind the rage filled witch. He slashed his blade in a wide arc, aiming for her calf muscles. He was awarded for his efforts by a heavy hiss and a nasty spray of black blood all over the ground in front of him. He jumped back another time, once again setting nullification fire to his blade. The witch suddenly did something very intelligent and instead of sending another volley of fire, decided to go on the offensive. She rushed the knight with all her might, causing his conviction to slightly waver. Her first slash was heavy, causing him to loose his guard, followed by her second slash. The hit connected, denting his armor and causing him to fly backwards. He just barely landed on his feet, hardly having the time to readjust his guard before her next attack. As she rushed, she sent a bolt of fire at the knight, hoping to distract him before her fatal claws could come into contact with his head.

In a flash of light, Nasyrk was there to deflect her attack and send her flying back. Blue was happy he didn't have to die today! With the two of them they just might be able to pull this off. With that thought coming to mind, Blue decided to take the seconds Nasyrk had afforded him to look back at Freya and her friend. It was Kael! Realization hit him all at once. He was happy, sad, mad, and a little confused. Whatever he felt, he was just happy to see her again. After she left Luxin's villa, he never thought he would see the purple haired dragoness again. He wouldn't dwell on the past, but he knew they would have to talk about it eventually, preferably when there wasn't a hungry, angry witch after their lives. Now that he knew it was Kael, he was suddenly more concerned about weather or not she was ok. He thought to check, but Nasyrk wouldn't be here if they were not at least in stable condition. Blue quickly took into account what he knew of all the people involved, which adding Kael, increased his strategic possibilities ten fold. He took a second to collect himself and stepped up again to Nasyrk's right. " Kael." Blue said as he once again set nullification fire to his sword. " Do you have enough energy to do the soul steal?" he said as he didn't break eye contact with the witch. "If you can make it work, we can hold her off." he said, hoping she would cooperate. To the best of his knowledge he didn't do anything to make her angry with him. Everything was going good between them before Luxan got kidnapped. The only thing different was his brother Dante. Grrrr! He didn't know why but that name made him so angry in the pit of his stomach. Without his intent, his blade began to shine a deep, dark blue. Without waiting to hear her reply, Blue and Nasyrk began fighting the witch with a new ferocity, never letting her unleash any attacks. They had only ever fought together once, but they were matching blow for blow. The two swordsman were so in sync they could make the goddess of war herself take notice and look after them with respect. Blue didn't know how long they could keep it up, but they would make it work for however long she needed to cast her spell.

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Almost as soon as Kael got away Freya was at her side working to heal the damage. She growled at the Elf but resolved to yell at her later. The witch grew angrier and angrier as the other two had placed themselves between the girls and the witch and Kael watched in near awe as the knight battled. 'It is him. It really is. But...how?' Her confused throughts were only broken as he looked at her and spoke. He and the other man would act as a distraction. Kael nodded dumbly and turned to Freya.

"I know itll be tiring but please keep a steady stream of healing magic on me. I think I can manage this with those two helping." The girl nodded and Kael tested her arm. It wasnt perfect but it was usable for this spell at least. She watched the battle for a second to gauge how much time she had. 'He's gotten stronger.'

Closing her eyes she pulled any magic she had to her hands, she had to gather a large amount for this to work.

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Kael would definitely give her an angry lecture later if the growl was anything to judge by but Freya was confident she made the right choice. If they had been a little later or if she had actually listened and waiting Kael might have... She shook her head and continued healing. Kael was fine now. They would get through this.

She watched the fight silently and wondered how long it would take before Kael was done. The witch only grew angrier the longer this went on. And her friends energy was depleting almost as fast as it was being restored. Kael would need a lot of food and some sleep after this. Maybe she might save the angry lecture until after they had all recovered.

Her concentration broke when Kael pushed herself to stand, her eyes were glowing red and there was a large ball of purple magic inbetween her hands. Freya stood back.

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Finally it was finished and in good time it seemed too. Both Blue and the templar looked exhausted, though they had managed to do some damage to the witch. Kael took a breath and prepared herself.

"Move!" Locking her sight on the witch she spoke her spell. "Arcaniss voenllyl sia geou, clax sia irlymi sepa de astahi vur sulta sia vargach!" Her magic shot forward and connected with the witches body. Kael could feel the creature struggling against the Soul Steal but she continued the assault. The witch screamed and a circle of flame erupted around her as if she was attempting to attack Kaels magic itself.

Gritting her teeth against the dizzyness Kael forced the last bit of her magic into the spell and bit by bit the witches soul was pryed from her body. In a moment the spell was done and the body feel to ground whithering into a husk. The spell brought the soul to Kael and she closed her eyes at the angry dark magic it contained. Barely standing she secured it in her hands and spoke.

"Freya...I need a bottle please." Kael could hear how tired and ragged her own voice sounded but couldnt seem to care. As soon as the bottle was taken from her bag and opened in front of her she opened her eyes again. Her magic surrounded the dark red soul and pushed it into the bottle. It spasmed furiously and pulsed against the tiny container, she would need to find something bigger than her palm to hold it but for now she closedit tightly and sealed it with the remaining magic from the spell. It was secure for now.

She finally allowed herself to breath and found no more strength left in her legs. Freya caught her as the half Dragon landed heavily on her knees and returned the bottle to Kaels bag. She started to heal again but Kael put her hands on the girls wrist.

"I'm fine. Those two have injuries. See if they need healing." With the threat taken care of Kael finally managed to gather the courage to look at Blue. He was real. He was there. She would no doubt be asked to explain herself but for now she simply put a hand on her head to settle the dizzyness and waited for Freya to finish healing them. Her eyes closed again as she focused on breathing.

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Sir Blue Adavahr

Nasyrk and Blue were fighting intensely for awhile. They took turns attacking, one after the other so the witch could never land a real hit, but boy did she try! There were points in the fight where either Blue or Nasyrk should have died, but at the exact moment the other parried the blow and countered. There was no reason for them to be so good at fighting together, besides the possible similarities with their upbringing. Blue had no idea what Nasyrk had been through in his life, but he could tell whatever it was caused him to train vigorously. Together they brought the witch to a weakened state, just weak enough for Kael's soul steal to work. The only thing Blue was concerned about besides keeping Nasyrk alive was Kael. She had been fighting the witch for who knows how long and now he was asking her to do a very draining spell. The old Kael wouldn't have had enough energy to do both, but somehow he could tell she wasn't the same as she used to be. Blue had absolute faith Kael could defeat the witch, so it allowed him to give his all to the fight at hand. That and the fact that Nasyrk was such a great fighter made the fight seem almost natural. Besides the simplicity of the fighting style, They clearly grew more and more tired by the moment. The longer they fought the greater the possibility of them making a mistake, and for this fight one small mistake could mean death for all of them. Luckily as soon as they both felt like they were about to drop, Blue heard movement from behind him. Kael stood, eyes glowing red and holding a large purple ball of magic between her hands. " Move," she said as she spoke words in dragon tongue, which he could secretly understand, and sent her energy at the witch. Not long after being hit by the spell, the witch attempted to de-spell it by summoning a wall of fire around herself. She didn't succeed and Blue could see the soul being ripped out of the witch and dragged into the dragoness's hands. Whenever Blue saw Kael like this he knew that if it ever came to a fight between them, he would surely lose. Not just because he couldn't hurt Kael, but because she really was a powerful Mage. The second they saw the soul leave the body, the witch's body began to wither down to a husk and disperse into dust. Blue and Nasyrk were both on a knee, attempting to catch their breath. They were sweating from head to toe and exhausted. As Blue took account for his and Nasyrk's injuries, he saw Kael quickly lose strength and fall to a knee, being caught by Freya. " I'm fine. Those two have injuries. See if they need healing." she said as Freya attempted to heal her. Nasyrk had taken slightly more damage then Blue throughout the fight, but he quickly healed himself until he was good as new. Blue really wished he had an ability like that, it would be so much easier then sewing up and bandaging wounds. Luckily for this fight he wasn't hurt too badly, nothing a good nights rest wouldn't fix anyway. The knight respectfully declined the offer to heal him and walked over to Kael's side. " I know we have a lot to talk about." he said with a small smile. " I'm glad your ok but I think you should take it easy for awhile. " he said as he knelt down. " I know you don't like being touched, or at least you didn't, but i'm going to carry you back to the village." he said as he picked her up by holding her under the knees and behind the back. "If it pleases you, later you can punch me." he said with a small chuckle as he remembered their times together. As he walked past Nasyrk he gave a small nod as thanks, which he would give proper thanks at a later time. It was quite the walk to the village, and he was pretty tired. Once they came into view of the pub, Blue lightly put Kael down. He bowed his head and apologized and headed into the establishment. He didn't wait for them to come in, but he walked over to the tavern keeper and asked if they had any rooms he could rent for the night. The Innkeeper's response was slow at first, trying to gauge if the knight had the money to pay. " I have three rooms for 8 silver a night. How many do you need?" he asked. " I'll take them all." Blue said as he handed the man the money. Luckily he had taken enough from the bandits earlier that day to more then pay for the rooms and dinner. He recieved the room numbers and Keys from the Tavern innkeeper and headed back to the group. He handed one to Kael and one to Nysrk and decided to sit down at the empty table in the corner of the establishment.

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Nasyrk nodded at Blue and watched him pick up Kael before they headed off to the village. Nasyrk turned toward Freya and said, "Freya." He slightly bowed, "Thank you, the village will be happy to hear this witch is finally gone." Nasyrk pulled his cloak back over his body and headed toward the village, eager to have a nice meal with ale and relax.

When they arrived at the tavern Nasyrk overheard Blue buying out the bedrooms but paid no mind to that. He announced to the villagers the witch is dealt with and preceded to make his way to his king.

Nasyrk sat down next to his king and quietly spoke, "I believe your adventurers have arrived. The elf girl's friend is a very powerful mage. She isn't human nor is she evil. She stole the witches soul and put it into a bottle. I believe the witch said she came for the mages heart? A dragon heart. Freya can heal wounds much like I can myself but to others at a much faster rate. And the knight he is mighty with a blade and..." The King stopped him, "I'd love to here the story but I have a favor for you." Nasyrk replied, "But of course? What is it?" The King looked down knowing Nasyrk wasn't going to like what he will say. "I want you to go with them on this Journey." Nasyrk was shocked, "But Sire... I..." Before Nasyrk could say much the King continued. "You have been my champion for quiet some time and are like a son to me. This is not what you are meant to become. You are trained for so much more. Besides, You have an unanswered past and I can see it troubling you. It kills me to see you suffer so. Go on this journey and then free yourself." Before Nasyrk had any time to rebuttal the king went up to the bartender and yelled out. "How about a few rounds for every body, huh? Nasyrk sat quietly and at the table to collect his thoughts.

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When she finished supplying what healing she could, Freya turned back to Kael...only to find the Knight had picked the half Dragon up and was carrying her to the village. If that wasn't shocking enough 'who the hell would be crazy enough to pick miss Kael up?' Kael seemed to just let it happen. Freya frowned and felt something grow in the pit of her stomach. Everytime she had even put a hand on Kaels shoulder the woman had nearly bit it off. It had taken months before Freya was able to hug her and only receive minimal growling in response.

'Who the hell is he?!' She fully intended on following them and get some answers when she was stopped by the other man. Had he mentioned his name to her? She couldn't think clearly to remember. Well regardless, he was speaking to her. Thanking her? She didn't do much except beg for help. Her cheeks flushed in slight embarrassment. Maybe now Kael would teach her some offensive spells or at least let her train with a weapon. She smiled at the man and bowed lightly. After he as well turned to the village Freya started to head back as well.

At the village gates she was greeted with the pleasant surprise of her horse there. He had waited. She smiled and apologized to the animal for riding him so hard and then leaving him. Poor thing. Conflict rose when she saw Kael standing outside the tavern down the road, but after a moment Freya chose to tend to the horse before joining the others. Kael was a grown up, she would probably have scolded the elf for further neglecting an animal. She led him to some water and began taking the saddle and their bags off.

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She must have been exhausted. If she wasn't then there was no way she would have allowed Blue to carry her, carry her quite a distance even, without at least a witty remark. He had told her she could hit him later, and she had been so out of it she hadnt even been able to think of something to say. And then he had apologized after putting her down, and heading into what looked like a tavern or an inn. She watched as he went up to the bar and had an exhange, barely registered the other man joining him as Freya stayed outside to tend the horse. Lost in her thoughts Kael laughed softly.

They had first met at a place similar to this. Only at that time Kael had wanted to kill the Knight because of his family. Somehow her anger and distrust of him had vanished, partly because of Malik and mostly because of the mans damned persistence. She laughed again and sat on a bench to wait for Freya. She was way too tired to be thinking of the past. She should have found a way to erase her memories of all of them, after leaving the way she did she didnt deserve to remember.

"Miss Kael?" Her purple eyes stared at the girl in front of her for the longest time before Kael finally woke up enough to respond.

"Er...is the horse settled?" She cleared her throat and stood to walk into the building.

"Yes. Hes a good horse. But I think now you should have some food and some sleep."

"Hmmm." Just as Freya had said that Blue walked over to them and handed Kael and the other man keys. The man had been telling the villagers that the witch was dead before moving speak with a hooded man. Kael was too tired to register more than that. Blue had walked to a table, probably to wait for food.

"Oh! Thats Trevelyan! We should go introduce ourselves. Hes who we were supposed to mee-- ....Kael?"

Freya had started to drag her over to the hooded man. They got halfway before Kael took her arm back and steadied herself. The Elf looked back with a worried expression on her face.

"That fight was only the first. I warned you this wasn't a game. If you still wish to go along on stupid quests and 'save' people and form a team or whatever fool idea you have, I wont stop you. I'll follow you to keep you from dying. But I will strongly urge you every day to give this up and simply go home. We aren't heroes Freya. We aren't adventurers. We can't save everyone and I sure as hell dont want to form friendships with people just to have them die on me!" Kael stopped and pinched the bridge of her nose before continuing with a slightly lower voice. "I will go to sleep. My appetite can wait. Think about what I said. If you still wish to join them when I wake then fine. Also don't you dare think I've forgiven you for ignoring me earlier and running like an idiot into battle."

The entire time that Kael had spoken Freya had flicked her gaze between where Blue was sitting and the Half Dragon. The woman frowned and realised the elf had to have guessed that they knew each other by now. Oh well. She would deal with it later. For now she gripped her bag tightly and left the main room before Freya had a chance to respond. No doubt the elf would choose to stay. She had always ignored Kaels warnings when it came to 'fixing things'.

Finding the room Kael didnt bother to lock it behind her or even put a blanket over herself. She simply closed the door and fell on the bed, all energy gone as she passed out with memories flying through her mind.

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Sir Blue Adavahr

Blue had taken a seat at a mostly clean table in the back of the pub. He ordered the pubs main dish, which happened to be some form of bass, as well as a large helping of potatoes and veggies. Along with his order he also asked for a nice large cup of mead, as well as a pitcher. As the knight waited for his order and after the waitress brought out his drink, he couldn't help but look around the pub. He saw Kael and Freya enter the Tavern and speak to each other, before the dragoness went upstairs presumably to sleep. Freya had looked over to him several times while the conversation went on, which he caught out of the corner of his eye. The knight also noticed the man he fought alongside earlier talking to a hooded figure, which he had assumed was the man Blue came here to meet. Both the conversation with the paladin and the conversation with Kael were just out of earshot, so even if Blue wanted, he couldn't eavesdrop. He was curious, but it was already a long day and no matter his curiosity, he decided to concede defeat on the idea of listening in. As the cloaked man ended his conversation with the paladin, he stood and offered another round of drinks, which was followed by a loud cheer throughout the tavern. Blue noticed a large portion of the noise coming from a table not far off to his right hand side. There were four men drinking and having a merry time. It seems they had devoured a large amount of alcohol and were telling some pretty interesting stories. Before his food was delivered, he grabbed his ale, stood and walked over to the group.

" Do you mind if I join you?" he asked as he gestured to an open chair.

" Of course yah can," A friendly looking man said as he pushed it out and offered it to the knight.

As the knight sat, he listened to the many joyous stories the men were telling about funny things they had seen and done. How they were proud of their sons and daughters for standing up to some no-good bandits on the roads just outside of the village. One particular story caught Blue's attention about the state of the continent and he learned some useful information about his new enemy. After hearing the news one of the men decided to tell a story of his wife leaving in the middle of the night and all the things she could have possibly left him for. Besides the fact that every other man had berated him for dimming the mood, Blue took the story to heart and thought of how Kael had left their group without a word. Without even finishing his drink, or waiting for his food he stood up and left the table. He tossed several copper coins onto his original table and headed upstairs towards his room.

As he was about to ascend the stairs leading to the rooms, he was stopped by Freyah. "Umm," she said, as she decided how to ask her question. "I need to ask you something," she said nervously. The elf was playing with her hands as if she wasn't sure where to put them. "How do you know Kael?" She finally spit out. Blue saw the desperation in her eyes and her expectation as he thought to answer. "We ..." He started to say before he stopped himself. " If Kael didn't tell you yet she has her reasons. Just do me a favor and don't let her carry all of her burdens alone," he said with a smile. "She might not show it, but compassion is good for her," he finished as he turned and headed upstairs to his room. After entering the dark, lonely feeling room he tiredly removed his armor, laying it piece by piece onto the bedside table. He looked over his armor, admiring the tough assortment of steel that constantly saves his life. It recently received a new blemish, only further proving the Knights need for additional intense training. He would have to continue with his training if he wanted to protect people. That thought got him thinking about Kael. Just that morning he thought he would never see the young dragoness again, and now she was across the hall. He wondered what would come of tomorrow as he laid down and drifted off to sleep.

The first thing he could sense was power. A being of immeasurable power could be felt in the back of the knight's subconscience. Blue couldn't see anything besides darkness at first. It felt like his eyelids were too heavy to open and he would be forced to see nothing but black for eternity. He didn't want that! He was raised in the light, and he believed that everything he did was a form of light added to the darkened world. The Knight had seen some awful things while doing his duty, and to him everything evil was represented by the darkness. He frantically looked around, trying to find anything other then the extreme black. He continued to turn and to strain his eyes, until he saw it. One small, dim light in a sea of darkness. Normally this light wouldn't even be enough to light up a room, but in the nothingness of its surroundings it seemed like the brightest beacon of hope. He didn't know how, but he knew this meant to never lose hope. No matter what enemies he would come to face, he just had to hold out hope that everything would be alright. Even in a sea of darkness, as long as there is a small amount of light there was always a chance. Then the scenery shifted, turning from the darkness and the light of hope to a vast chasm. There were rock walls on all sides of him, as high as the eye could see. He quickly felt another presence besides the original feeling of power and he turned to look. "Kael?" he said as his eyes widened with shock. "I have so much I want to speak with you about," he said as he tried to take a step towards her. All of a sudden he couldn't move his limbs. Every time he tried to move his leg, Kael moved farther and farther away. He could tell she was trying to say something, but he couldn't understand what. The only words he thought he could make out were Mother, and Priestess. Every time he would strain to hear her she would seem more quiet. "What are you trying to tell me," he yelled as she grew further away, even shrinking into the wall. Finally, with her gone he could move his limbs again. He sprinted full force to the wall she was just at and banged on it with both hands. On his third hit, the wall gave in and he was bombarded by rubble from all sides. Like a rock slide gone wrong, he was burred alive, only to be then standing on a flat plain surrounded by lively green grass. The grass pedals blew strongly in the wind, causing the normally invisible breeze to create a serene scenery. Blue felt that same powerful presence again, this time coming from somewhere above him. He looked up to see a massive shadow with bright yellow eyes. It had the vague shape of a dragon, with its long tail and wide wings. The shadow looked down on him and despite what he should be feeling all he felt was a mutual respect. He wasn't sure what the shadow wanted, but he knew it was waiting for something. All of a sudden, the earth fell from under him and he was falling. He fell for what felt like hours until finally, he could see the ground that he was barreling towards. He hardly had enough time to panic before he would have splattered against the rocks. Right before he hit, he woke up with a fright. He sprang up in his bed, sweating all over and breathing heavily. He looked around his room to try to see if anyone or anything was there. After finding nothing out of place, he laid back down and slowly went back to sleep.

Blue awoke the next morning to the sound of chatter coming from outside. He must have fallen asleep with the window open because it was fairly loud. The first thing he thought about was how vivid the dream was and how he remembered every bit of it. Normally he wouldn't dream at all, or if he did he would hardly remember anything about it the next morning. This time however he remember the feelings, the smells and the textures. This didn't seem just like a dream to the knight. Blue figured he would have to figure out exactly what he just went through later. He pushed his covers off his body and kicked his feet off the side of the bed. He stood up with a long yawn and a stretch, preparing for the new day. He walked over to the table holding his armor and began to put it back on. One piece at a time until all he had left were his gauntlets. After finishing, he remade his bed and gathered his things. Blue assumed the general would be awake early and wanting to speak with him. He quietly walked down the corridor and down the stairs, trying not to wake up the other guests. As he descended the stairs, he saw that his hunch was right. Travellian was sitting alone at a large table in the middle of the pub. Travellian, The innkeeper, and Blue were the only three in the room at that exact moment, but Blue had a feeling it wouldn't last for long. He also realized he had never truly introduced himself to the general. The knight walked over to the table until he was about five feet away from the general. He raised his gauntlet to his chest and bowed slightly. " I am Blue Adavahr, Knight of the sword and defender of justice. I received a letter asking for my assistance, and I have come as soon as I was able. I do not require payment of any kind for my assistance, and I hope you can trust that I will do whatever it takes to uphold justice," he said with a semi-confident smile.

King Aldenaz

The king almost introduced himself to the knight properly. That would have been a terrible mistake, which could have been a serious problem. He really didn't want Madi to learn of this, and He wanted to know how these adventurers acted without knowing of his pedigree. He gave a slight nod back and introduced himself for the first time. "I am indeed general Travellian," his booming voice said as he looked the man over. "Knight of the sword you say?" he said as he sized up the knight. "My king will be happy to receive your help and I guarantee we will be needing it," he says as he gestures to one of the empty chairs. As Blue took a seat, he began to see the other adventurers waking and coming into the pub's main dining area. As they all introduced themselves and he did likewise, he was sizing each and every one of them up. Once everyone was gathered, he decided to begin by getting right to the point. As he looked around the table at the knight, the mage, the healer, and the paladin, he could tell they would eventually make a great team. He decided to just go for it and began explaining their quest.

"My king wishes to thank each and every one of you for coming this far to aid Farador. He will be happy to reward you all with whatever you desire at the completion of the overall mission. First we need to make sure everyone that got the letter is here. It seems as if we're missing one," he says as he looks over everyone again. "Of course!" he said as he hit his fist against his palm. " We're missing the frog man," he said as he looked everyone in the eyes one person at a time. "Well I guess that mission was a bit too much for one person, despite how slippery that one person is," he said with a chuckle. "In that case I sure do have a first mission for you!" ..........

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Voltir Bauer Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Edric Nighthopper Character Portrait: Aldenaz Asteroth

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The Frog in the Cell

The room was dark and the air was stale. There was only a single torch to keep the small dreary cell lit. Within his cell, Edric remained motionless as he hung three feet off the ground, suspended by the shackles on his arms. His body had been beaten and bruised. There were cuts running along his left arm and a gash above his right hip. His captures were nice enough to stop the bleeding, but they only saved his life so they could interrogate him.

As Edric regained consciousness, he shifted his gaze around the room to examine his surroundings. The room outside his cell didn’t appear much bigger. There was a small weapons rack holding a couple polearms and spears on the left hand side of the room and a table had been placed in the center. There were two goblins sitting at the table outside his cell.

“I’m telling you, we should gut him and cook him up, I’m sure the Warden wouldn’t care!” exclaimed the first goblin as he waved his knife in the air. “No! The Warden said to keep’em alive.” objected the second goblin as he sat polishing his blade. “Can’t we just have a taste, maybe a bit of his legs! I could really go for some frog legs” retorted the first goblin. The second goblin gave a sharp glance to his companion. “Tell ya what! You can go ask the Warden yourself if you’re brave enough, but until then, don’t touch the damn frog”

Edric stopped listening at that point. He shook his head as he thought ‘Why does every enemy I come across want to eat me!?’ Edric gave a sigh and turned his attention to his shackles. Edric knew he could easily melt the shackles, but he knew he wouldn’t get much further than that. He was to weak and wounded to pull off such a feat.

“Well look who’s waking up!” Edric looked back towards the goblins to see his guards staring at him. “You’ve been out for awhile little frog, but don’t worry! The warden will be more than happy to play with you a bit longer.” Both the goblins began to burst out in laughter as they enjoyed peering at their prisoner. Edric looked at the goblins and gave a smug grin “I wonder if you two will still be laughing once I hang you off the battlements by your entrails.”

“He’s a little shit talker isn’t he!?” One of the goblins exclaimed as he opened the cell. The goblin grabbed a spear from the weapons rack and approached Edric. He placed the tip of the spear right against Edric’s throat. “Now look here Mr. Frog. The only reason you’re alive right now is because the Warden wants you alive.” He pulled the spear back and exited the cell. “You might as well make yourself at home. You’re going to be here for awhile!” The goblin locked the cell and placed his spear on the rack. The two goblins resumed their conversation once they returned to the table.

Edric gave another sigh. “I’m going to need a miracle to escape this one.” He muttered under his breath. While he remained bound to the wall, Edric tried to recall how he got into this mess to begin with. ‘I knew I shouldn’t have taken a reconnaissance job from that old miser.’ Edric had taken a job to sneak into the mountain fortress of Mt. Terran. He was short on coin and needed a petty job to get by. However, Edric met a strange old man in a cloak a few weeks back that offered a good bit of coin if Edric would infiltrate the fort and evaluate the forces within the walls. Unfortunately for Edric, he had terribly underestimated the size of the forces inside as well as their tenacity; thus leading to his capture.

There is still one thing I don’t understand. This Warden that those damned goblins keep talking about is the closest thing to a leader that I’ve seen.’ Edric pondered on the subject a bit longer. ‘If I do make it out of this alive, I need to pay a visit to the warden and see what information I can squeeze out of him, but first I really need to regain my strength and tend to these wounds.

*Clank!* *Clank!* *Clank!* Edric quickly looked up as he tried to identify the source of the sound. It sounded as if someone large in size garbed in heavy armor was approaching. Both of the goblins jumped up in attention, someone big was coming. Someone that the goblins feared. The clanking of footsteps grew louder and louder until they were just outside the cell.

“I take it our guest is comfortable?” Spoke a deep voice. A large orc stood before Edric’s cell. The orc stood 8 feet tall, no perhaps 8 and a half feet tall. It was hard for Edric to tell, his vision was still obscured from his poor condition. The orc was huge, that much Edric could tell. The orc wore thick plate mail armor and wore a thick steel helmet garbed with two large horns on top with a series of smaller horns running along behind them. A massive battle axe rested on his back. It looked as if it was 9 feet tall on its own and the blades were thick. It was clear to Edric that this orc was strong and its sights were narrowed on him.

“Take my guest to the torture chambers; I have some questions for him” The orc turned and began to walk down the hall. “Yes warden!” Squealed the goblins. There was only one thing on Edric’s mind. ‘shit.

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Time was passing slowly, seconds felt like minutes, and minutes felt like hours. ‘How long have I been in here’ wondered Edric. Suddenly Edric was slashed across his chest. He let out a loud painful cry of agony. At that same moment, a goblin mage began to seal his wounds shut to avoid Edric dying from bleeding out. “You should just answer my question frog, I could make your death so much painless.” The warden stood in front of Edric, relishing pain he was inflicting. “Where did the Monks of Knarish move the keystone to?” asked the orc with a low toned growl.

Edric had remained silent up to this point, content with not answering. Edric looked up to meet the orcs eyes and gathered his breath. The Warden’s expression began to change as Edric was getting ready to talk. He was ready for Edric to cave in and answer his question.

After gathering his breath, Edric finally spoke. “Go fuck yourself.” And he spat his acidic spit right in the orc’s face. The Warden jumped back and howled with rage as his skin burned. “Bash him! Smash him! Beat him within an inch of his life and throw him back to his cell!” Roared the Warden as he walked out of the chamber enraged.

The goblins did not hesitate to lash at Edric. He screamed and howled in pain until he couldn’t take anymore. Everything went dark as Edric lost consciousness. As he slipped into darkness, one last thought crossed into his mind ‘I hope my sister is safe.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Edric Nighthopper Character Portrait: Aldenaz Asteroth

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It was late no one was in the tavern so Nasyrk finally decided to get up from his seat and go for a walk as he was not quiet tired. Just before he was able to get out the door he noticed Freya coming down the stairs.

"Evening M'Lady" as he bowed and started to go out the door. Freya stopped him and asked. "What do you know of Blue and Kael?"
He looked some what confused, "What do you mean? I only met him just before you with the first encounter with that witch." She seemed frustrated with the answer but continued. "Oh.. well what brings you here are you with Travellian?" Nasyrk smiled and chuckled, "You ask many questions. Are you not tired it is very late." She replied, "Are you not as well?" "Not really, I plan on going for a little walk. I advise you try to get some sleep. We can talk more later. Now good night M'Lady." He bowed once more and went out the door.

Nasyrk checked back to make sure she did not follow and he could be alone for his walk. He walked up to the stream not far from where he and Blue fought the witch and knelt down at the edge by the water. He pulled his hood back and took his helmet off to see his reflection in the water. It's time... so many years and I can finally go forth and do what I have trained my whole life for...He..will pay... Many hours have passed but the moon was still out. Nasyrk figured he could just sleep here.

He dreamed, he could see the sunshine bright on a calm day. His mother smiling at him while he played. He was in a familiar place, his home town Vishe and then he saw flames and a man walking through the town. Nasyrk was helpless he couldn't do anything but watch everyone he ever knew die in front of him. He wanted to help them but he couldn't move. Then the man grabbed his mother. Nasyrk's anger grew more and more as he witnessed the tragedy of his past. He fought with himself trying to move trying to do anything to save her. Just before the man drove his sword into his mother. He heard her saw quietly, "I love you Son." Everything went black.

Nasyrk woke up, breathing very heavily and sweating. He felt extremely hot as if he was on fire his hands burned the most. As he regained his surroundings he jumped into the stream to cool off. He looked toward where he laid and saw small remains of ash and smoke as if there was a small fire. He was confused but disregarded it. He pulled himself out of the water and looked up. The sun was starting to rise. I better get back to the tavern. he thought to himself.

He arrived at the tavern just in time to see everyone else sitting down. He nodded and yelled out to everyone joyfully. "Good morning everyone. Sleep well?" He took his seat and listened to what Travellian had to say. When he heard him state that a Frog man was the missing adventurer, he cocked his eyebrows and gave Travellian a wierd look. "Excuse me you said a frog man? As in a frog that turns into a man? Is he a prince? Or is he some sort of Battletoad?

Travellian then told us. He sent the frog man to scout out a fort a few days trip just north of here. "Well lets hop to it shall we? Nasyrk said with a smile and began to grab his things. He waited for everyone else to leave before he stood up. He walked to his King and nodded, "Good B.." he said quietly. The King in return grabbed him and hugged him. "It is an honor to of had you at my side. Thank you Nasyrk. Make me proud Champion." Nasyrk could feel tears in his eyes, he has spent years protecting his king. This was the first time since he finished his training that he would part with his king. The king made him feel like he was family. This gave Nasyrk comfort and encouragement.

Nasyrk ran up to Blue, Kael, and Freya and kneeled down. "It will be an honor to fight along side with you all for this journey" He stood back up and smiled as they began to walk north.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Aldenaz Asteroth

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Kael woke hungry. It was the only thing she could really register as her eyes opened. The first few minutes of waking was just hunger. Her limbs ached and her stomach felt like a wasteland. For a moment she was confused as to why she wasn’t looking up at the roof of her and Freyas’ house, but that confusion soon melted away with the memories from yesterday breaking through the hunger. They were ‘fixing things’. Joining adventurers and fighting ‘bad guys’. Blue was there. Freya had ignored Kaels’ warnings and rushed into the middle of a fight with a witch. There was a second witches soul in the bag next to her. With a sigh she finally sat up to get ready for the day.

Freya was asleep on the other bed in the room, their few bags were piled neatly near the window and a glass of water had been placed on the table next to where Kael had been sleeping. The key to the room was there too and so Kael assumed that Freya had locked the door. ’Damn. She took care of everything again. Now I feel terrible for wanting to yell at her.’ Her head spun as she drank some water and moved to get clean clothes out of the bags. A simple blue shirt and black pants would do, Kael suspected that they would be travelling soon and figured that a comfortable outfit would do best. At the sound of her companion waking Kael turned to her.

“Morning miss Kael.”

Something was off, Freyas’ smile was barely there and the girl wouldn’t look at her. Was she expecting to be yelled at first thing in the morning? ’Well, I did say I hadn’t forgiven her.’ She sighed again and shook her cloak off, laying it on the bed next to her bag. She turned to the Elf.

“Good morning. You can relax. I’m not going to lecture you just yet, I think I got my point through mostly yesterday. Should we have some breakfast?” She was about to exit the room when Freya spoke softly.

“You and the knight….”

So. They were going to talk about this now. Well Freya wasn’t known for being the most patient person in the world, especially if something was troubling her. And that was clear to anyone who looked at the girls’ face. Kael sat next to her and thought about her words.

“He has a name, it’s Blue. I knew him before I came to this country. I didn’t think I’d see him again. I was wrong. Some god is probably dying laughing at me right now.” Freya nodded but still wouldn’t look at her. “He’s …a good person. He is persistent as all hell, and loyal? He stuck with the group far longer than I expected anyone too, myself included. No one asked him to, he just felt it was the right thing to do and so he stayed with us.”

“Yeah but. He picked you up and carried you. I can’t even give you a hug without you threatening to bite you. And he wouldn’t tell me anything!”

She chuckled at her companion. “Are you jealous? You’re silly. I’ll be sure to punch him, he knows I hate being touched. But I’m guessing that fact wasn’t enough to override his need to take care of people.”

“I’m not jealous!” At this the Elf glared at Kael with such intensity that she was sure the wall behind her would catch fire. “I just… You won’t tell me anything about your past. I figured eventually you would feel comfortable enough to tell me but then your words yesterday about people dying and that guy Blue and just I don’t know!” At the end of her rant she hid her hands in her face and grumbled.

Kael was silent for a few moments and scratched the back of her neck uncomfortably. She should have probably explained everything before they set off on this journey.

“Well you know how I can’t transform into a Dragon? And how sometimes my magic doesn’t work? That’s a result of me doing something terrible to a lot of innocent people. The High Dragons punished me by sealing half of myself away until I completed the tasks they had set for me. My mentor, Screthin, helped me start this. I was a very, very angry person back then.”

“Why were you angry?” Freya was at least looking at her now.

“I felt betrayed by someone I never thought would turn on me. I was hurt, I was alone, and I had no idea how to handle all these emotions. I acted out in my anger and was punished for it – rightly so. If they hadn’t stopped me and if Screthin hadn’t found me I have no way of knowing where I would be now. Probably dead, hunted down by Dragon hunters.” Her eyes turned a light blue remembering her mentor. “Screthin sent me to a village, and I met a boy there. I guess the easiest way to describe him was to say he was an angel, though it’s not completely accurate. He was the first person I could really call a friend. And it was the first time I willingly chose to stay by someone other than one of my own kind. After Screthin died I was lost and he was there to pull me out of it. Then we met Blue.”

Freya was watching Kaels eyes as the woman explained. “I wanted to kill him. I smelled his blood and recognised his family line, a bunch of Dragon hunters. I’m still not sure how he was able to convince me that he had nothing to do with him but I supposed it helped that he didn’t smell like death.”

“You could tell by his blood what family he belonged to?”

“Well yeah. It wasn’t the first time I had smelled his bloodline before. I had come across Dragon remains before that had the scent on them. I didn’t know exactly who they were, of course, but I knew enough to recognise a dragon hunting family.”

“So you, a Half Dragon, became friends with a guy from a Dragon hunter family.”

The return of Freyas smile was suspicious and Kael narrowed her eyes while nodding. “Yes, that’s pretty much what happened.”

“Aaaw Kael! That’s like something out of a romance book! That’s so adorable! I can’t beli—“ Her gush was interrupted by a hand smacking her upside the head. Freya laughed at Kaels red face.

“It w-was nothing like that stop coming to conclusions on your own you stupid girl or I’ll stop telling you what happened!” She cleared her throat and glared to cut off more of Freyas giggles. “Our group gained more weird members that stayed a while and left on their own ways. Malik, Blue and I remained together for quite a while before things got really crazy. There were demons and werewolves and an apparent god of death at one point. For such a mixed and large group we did pretty well together, I even helped a witch get her soul back.” ’Granted, I was the reason the witch nearly lost her soul in the first place, and Dara attacked me first anyway, but Freya doesn’t need every detail.’

“So what changed? Why did you leave?”

Kael wasn’t sure how to answer that one and she screwed her face up in thought. “Too many things happened all at once I guess. A friend….died and I couldn’t help but think that I could have done something to prevent it. If I had been stronger, acted faster, got there sooner. Logically I know that it was a tough battle and if it hadn’t been her than it probably would have been someone else, but that didn’t help matters. Then Malik disappeared, as did our crazy Elf and his Witch wife. Dante….well his brother got kidnapped and he became someone I no longer knew. That hurt. And I just couldn’t handle it. I had promised him nothing would happen to his brother, I had promised Malik I would protect him, I had promised Blue I wouldn’t leave. In the end I couldn’t keep any of my promises. I left while everyone was asleep and travelled as far as I could. I abandoned my responsibilities and the people I cared about and I came here. I swore I wouldn’t get involved in things like that again.”

As Freya took it all in Kael got up to grab her bag of coins. The hunger was becoming unbearable. “So does that help ease your mind a bit?”

The girl stayed silent for so long Kael was beginning to wonder if hitting her in the head had been too hard. Before she could check her companion, there was a blonde elf gripping her into a hug. Kael fought every urge to growl and shove her away to listen to the girl speak.

“It makes sense now. Why you were always so protective and worried. You didn’t want to lose anyone you cared about again. I understand.” When Freya pulled away she had a giant grin on her face. “But Kael you can’t keep running away because no matter what I’m going to keep dragging your stubborn ass back. And I think you can’t simply throw your friendship with Blue away either!”

’When did you become the mature one out of the two of us?’ Freyas words, though a lot brighter, reminded her of Screthins. “Maybe you’re right. But I think before anything else we should really get some food. I’m about ready to start eating the villagers.”

“Kael no. We talked about that. Eating people is bad,” the elf said with an amused expression.

“Yeah yeah. Lets go eat then.”


Entering the main dining area Kael and Freya saw Blue and Tryvellian introducing themselves and sitting at a table. Kael sighed and walked to the bar to order some food while Freya took the hint and went to interact. The blonde elf bowed lightly at the two and smiled.

“Good morning. I know I already said this but yesterday was a tad exciting and so I felt I needed to introduce myself properly. My name is Freya and I generally stick to healing people while my friend, Kael,” she nodded in the direction of the Half Dragon. “is very strong with magic. We received your letter and have decided to come help.” The other man from yesterday walked in and Freya smiled at him as Kael finished placing an order and joined them at the table. “Also thank you very much for coming to our assistance yesterday. It wasn’t … the preferred way to introduce ourselves but thank you again.” Freya chuckled and sat.

“Yes, thank you for saving my idiot charge as she ignored my warnings and rushed straight in the middle of a fight with a witch.” Kael smirked softly at the elfs red face and patted her on the shoulder to let her know it was only half in joke. “For now gentlemen I will rely on Freya to speak for the both of us as until I have eaten I am more likely to bite you than answer any question asked.” She started eating as soon as her food arrived.

Freya groaned at the tone of Kaels voice and shook her head, choosing to ignore her companion to listen to the last introduction. Once they were all acquainted Tryvellian became speaking to give them their first mission. Kael continued to eat silently, listening but not offering any input into the conversation. Freya had the suspicion that the woman was going to try absolutely everything to get the two of them out of helping. Well, the elf resolved to simply try even harder to keep them around the group and help out. Dragons were stubborn but Freya was more so.

((OOC: I apologize for the EXTREMELY late and lower quality than normal post. I have gone through a whirlwind of events including a cyclone in the town where I live and have not had even a tiny bar of internet until just recently. I’m trying to get things fixed and back on track but for now just continue on and use Freya as much as you need. She’s basically an NPC for now until I do up a character sheet for her eventually. I will try and post as frequently as I can. Again sorry guys!!!))

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Edric Nighthopper Character Portrait: Aldenaz Asteroth

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Sir Blue Adavahr

After everyone introduced themselves in turn, The general explained the details of the mission. Tryvellian dutifully explained how he had sent this frog-man to a heavily guarded enemy fort several days travel to the north on an extremely important mission. He wasn't kind enough to explain the mission, but he did tell them about the assassin that was sent to complete it. The assassin himself wasn't well known, but once Tryvellian mentioned the weapons he carried Blue knew of several of his deeds. The knight didn't like assassins. He didn't think they should be trusted, but this assassin didn't seem as cut-throat as the rest. With the frog-man's background explained Blue couldn't help but feel slightly sorry for the poor creature. The entire time the general was talking, Blue took slight glances at Kael. He really wanted to talk to her but he didn't know just how to approach her. He knew after yesterday's events she would be hungry and he hoped she received a good rest. For now he would have to save any questions for later. As he was thinking, he realized he wasn't entirely paying attention to the general's briefing. " Let's hop to it shall we," he heard the paladin say as Blue rolled his eyes. Great, we have a court jester with us, that ought to come in handy; he thought to himself. Everyone gathered their things and began to head outside to gather around the entrance to the tavern. As soon as Nasyrk exited the tavern he keeled down in front of the trio. "It will be an honor to fight along side with you all for this journey," Nasyrk said with what looked like excitement in his eyes. " The honor is ours my friend," Blue said as he bowed back. As Nasyrk stood, the knight smiled and they all began their journey north.

As they walked, the Knight kept vigil of his surroundings. He had spent weeks travelling through these lands and no matter what terrain he traversed he couldn't help running into things that wanted to kill him. After the first several hours of walking he began to get confused. Not even the animals came out to attack. He couldn't tell if it was because they were in a larger group or if this place just hated him, but he assumed the ladder. There was little small talk between the group throughout the first day's walk. Blue still didn't get to speak with Kael yet, but he knew he would get his chance tonight after they ate. After walking for most of the day and only taking a couple small breaks they found a nice area to set up camp. It had a decent source of fresh water and the Knight saw what appeared to be Elk tracks. If he could track it, he could easily shoot the elk for their dinner that night. The group began to set up camp, which consisted of several small tents while Nasyrk began to set up the fire. As the paladin was attempting to light the fire, Blue pulled out the pieces to make a bow from his pack. He had purchased the bow from a merchant when he first arrived in Farador. The bow was compact and could easily come a[art so it could fit easily into his pack. All he would have to do if he needed to hunt was to take about a minute to put it together and it was ready to go. The knight had only used the bow once or twice since buying it, but he was well versed in archery. It took him much longer then it should have to put the bow together, but once he was done he was ready to enter the woods and find the elk. It only took about twenty minutes to track, and once he found it it only took one shot to take the creature out. He aimed for the Elk's Vitals, waiting for the perfect shot so he wouldn't cause the creature any unnecessary pain. The elk didn't get very far after the strike and he was easy to follow due to the blood trail. The Knight prepared the meat and properly disposed of the leftovers and headed back to where the group was camped. He walked over to the fire where Nasyrk was seated and sat beside him. He set the meat in his leather bag dedicated for food and lowered it onto the ground near the fire. " Are you any good at cooking? " Blue said as he began taking the cooking utensils out of his pack. He stoked the fire, waiting for the paladin to answer.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath

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The last time Nasyrk wasn't at the King's side was when he left to become a paladin. The adventure excited him although he was more excited about not needing to wear his cloak anymore. He loved seeing is armor shine it made him feel bold and confident. However, his dream last night still bugged him and he wasn't very focused on if anyone was talking. Occasionally he would interject with a few words. Hours upon hours passed the Paladin couldn't tell how long they have been walking. The sun wasn't quite setting but it was getting late. He grew hungry and tired hoping that they'd stop soon so he could eat. Eventually he heard the Knight ask if Nasyrk could make a fire while he went off to hunt for food. Nasyrk was relieved, Food yes!! Finally!. "Gladly" He replied to the knight.

Nasyrk went off to gather some wood and stones to make a fireplace, which didn't take him very long. Nasyrk placed everything accordingly and began attempting to make the fire. He had no clue what Kael was doing as he wasnt paying much attention but he noticed, Freya a couple of feet away watching. Many failed attempts which began to frustrate him, he heard Freya comment. "Do you even know how to make a fire?" This pushed Nasyrk's temper just enough to snap. He stood up and glared at her while he laughed on the inside. He answered back, "I'll show you.." He raised his right hand up as if he was holding an invisible javelin. It only took a few moments a bright light began to form from the hand. Lightning and fire began to form into a spear shape.
Nasyrk laughed out maniacally as he threw the spear into the wood, bursting it into flames. "SEE!! I can make fire easily.." Freya chuckled. Not long after Blue appeared with an elk and started preparing it to be cooked and asked Nasyrk if he knew anything about cooking. He answered "Not much a few soups and such, just enough to survive." Shortly after Freya commented, "I wouldn't want his cooking. He can't even make a fire." Nasyrk retorted, "We have a fire don't we?" Freya just laughed.

Nasyrk talked with Freya during the meal while Blue and Kael talked with each other. Freya and Nasyrk talked for hours about many things dragging on late into the night. Kael and Blue were already asleep and the two still continued. Eventually Nasyrk told the elf to go to bed it was getting late and didn't want her to be exhausted for the next days walk and that he would watch guard. She immediately questioned, "Why don't you sleep?" The paladin smiled as he said, "I am a paladin, I'm trained for war. I can go days without sleep and eating. So go to bed don't worry about me M'lady. Sleep well." Nasyrk knew it was't good despite the training to go without sleep, but they are in an area that the Paladin is unfamiliar with and he is taking precautions.

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An unexpected meeting
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*In Raven Form*
The wind grew cold as the night grew darker. Sarium had been flying through the night, for reasons he didn't even know. All he knew was that he was restless this night and he would honestly prefer some good company. Sarium scanned the dark earth beneath him, looking to see if there was any activity beneath him. Much to his disappointment, there was nothing.

'Maybe I shouldn't have pissed off those drunks at the tavern' Sarium thought to himself. 'They may have been idiots, but atleast they were entertaining'. Sarium tended to find himself getting into trouble alot. Mostly due to his mischievous personality.

Sarium's thoughts were only interrupted by the grumbling of his stomach. He had been flying for awhile and he did forget to eat dinner. Frustrated by his stomachs outburst, Sarium focused again on trying to find some sort of shelter or activity. It wasn't long until a dim light was visible not too far from where he was at now. Now excited, Sarium tilted his wings to adjust his course and began to glide down towards the light.

As Sarium got closer, he could see that the dim light was a small campfire. He could see multiple tents that had been setup and there was only one person that was awake and visable. 'Everyone here must have fallen asleep, perhaps that big bulky fellow could make for some entertainment'. Sarium smiled at the idea of confusing the armored man. 'or i could ask real nicely and maybe he will spare some food'. Sarium liked the second idea much better. His stomach was killing him at this point.

Sarium landed on a branch just on the rim of the small camp. He perched himself 10 yards away from the man. Sarium took a moment to observe the man, he appeared to be deep in thought. Sarium pushed off from the branch and landed no more than 6 feet away from the man. The man turned his gaze upon the bird with his hand already on his weapon. The two paused for a moment, finally, Sarium broke the silence. "So, you wouldn't happen to have any extra food would ya?"

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Sarium

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Nasyrk was very understanding of Sarium's tiredness. "We'll have to continue this later then, Good night Sarium." He said not realizing Sarium had already fall asleep.

Nasyrk let out a big yawn as he looked to the stars. Estimating by the position of the moon there were still a few more hours til morning. Nasyrk could feel he was very tired and began to relax. He slowly started to doze off but kept trying to stay awake. I hope tomorrow is a nice easy day. He thought. He summoned what energy he could to walk over toward Blue and wake him up. Blue woke up and Nasyrk said, "Good morning can you take watch please?" as he falls over into sleep.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Sarium

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After cooking the food, Blue served everyone wooden plates. The group enthusiastically enjoyed the meal as well as the company. Blue and Kael had a few awkward conversations back-and-forth throughout the night , However they never breached the subject Blue wanted to discuss most . The knight resigned to wait until she was ready to bring it up . Blue noticed that Freya and Nasyrk were getting along famously so the group was, at least relatively working efficiently. The two of them reminded him of a certain dwarf and elf that him and Kael grouped with not too long ago. After everyone had their fill, one by one everyone began to go to sleep. Nasyrk had chosen to stay awake for first watch and for a while, Freya join him. Blue drifted off to sleep with the light sounds of their conversations. Once again while he slept he dreamt of the Dragon. He wondered if he would dream the same dream every time he closed his eyes. When Nasyrk woke Blue up to take over for him on Night watch Blue felt as if he had barely got any sleep. The knight wiped the tiredness out of his eyes and left his tent to head towards the fire. He quickly checked on all of the members of the party before he sat to stoke the fire. Blue noticed a bird sleeping on a stump across the way and wondered about the peculiar sight. He decided not to disturb the sleeping creature and looked up to the sky. He began going through the constellation's names and shapes in his head while he dutifully kept watch.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael Character Portrait: Nasyrk Vul'Kath Character Portrait: Sarium

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The first day on the road passed by quietly and awkwardly. Freya had been following the Paladin around like a puppy, and Blue had made a few attempts at small talk with Kael. They spoke mainly of the surrounding areas, what sort of enemies they would be likely to run into, and their current mission. Kael felt strange feelings mix uncomfortably at the miniscule conversations, and at Freya taking so well to ‘adventuring’. It was going to be difficult to convince the elf to go home.

Once they had made camp Blue went off to find food while Nasyrk made the fire. Freya amused herself by teasing the man on how long it took him to start a fire. Kael watched them interact with no comments. The rest of the night passed uneventfully. Freya continued making friends and Blue continued to chat with Kael about random things. It was…nice in a weird way. They weren’t in any danger and the food wasn’t anything to complain about. Even the Witches souls in her bag were quiet. It was almost torment, how quiet the night went. Kael knew it wouldn’t last.

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Freya was having fun, despite Kaels grumpy attitude for the entire day and night. The elf decided to just not let the cranky Dragonness ruin the mood. Freya assumed the woman would tell her something like ’Don’t get too used to the quiet’ or ’Things aren’t always going to be this easy’, but until things started getting crazy she was going to enjoy getting to know her team members. They were going to be stuck with each other for quite a while after all. She spent the night chatting with Nasyrk and occasionally checking what Kael was doing. Which was not much at all. Oh well.

Once it had gotten late enough Freya laid down next to Kael after saying her goodnights to everyone and passed out.

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The sleep that Kael had fallen in to was broken and fitful. Every time she closed her eyes she had strange dreams of Dragons and magic that she didn’t know. The dreams hinted at someone needing her help with something, but that was all they told her. Kael was uncertain if the dreams were simply dreams or if she needed to pay attention to them.

In-between the short sleeps Kael heard snippets of the conversation between the Templar and someone else. In a rare moment of clarity she determined that it was a shapeshifter and that he was friendly. Kael trusted that if he wasn’t friendly then Nasyrk would have taken care of him.

Just as the sun was starting to lighten up the sky Kael decided that she wasn’t going to get anymore sleep that night. She stared at the sky changing colours for a few minutes before standing and stretching. She felt grubby and exhausted. Blue was the only one awake other than her. Freya was out cold, Nasyrk was also asleep and there was a bird curled up on a stump. ’I have never seen a bird sleep like that…strange.’ That must have been the shapeshifter. Kael wondered momentarily why he had stayed in the form of a bird to sleep in before deciding it wasn’t really her business and if he preferred to sleep like that then so be it. She gathered up her things and sat by the fire.

Pulling out the angry Witches soul she studied it carefully. The bottle wouldn’t hold it there for very long and if it did get out it would be more trouble than the Witch had been when she had a body. A Witches soul was not something that should be running around unchecked. Kael set it in the bag carefully and pulled out her book. Maybe there was a spell in there that would buy them some more time before she had to find a better container for it.

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Character Portrait: Sir Blue (Adavahr) Character Portrait: Kael

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After what felt like hours of looking at the stars Blue had to walk around. He removed himself from the stump that became his chair for the last few hours and began patrolling the area. After a few laps around, the knight decided to set a few extra traps for their morning meal. He didn't go very far from camp because he was the only one awake, but he did what he could and managed to set more then a few rabbit traps. He would have to go back to check in the morning and if there were no results he would have to hunt for the groups meal. He decided to leave the thoughts of breakfast for later and he headed back to the groups camp. As he headed back, he couldn't help but wish someone in the group was skilled in the hunting craft. In all honesty, Blue wasn't and he was secretly ashamed that it showed. In his adventuring lately, he always took the initiative and went searching for the groups next meal although he never did it with the finesse a hunter would. Maybe if he taught Freya to use the bow she could do things that Blue didn't have the ability to do. Yes he was good with a bow, but tracking a killer and tracking a deer were two vastly different things and killing one seemed to weigh on his conscience more then the other.

He decided to work out a little of his frustration with practice. He pulled out all the pieces of his bow and began putting the bow together. As he constructed the bow, he looked around at all the trees to find something that would work well for a target. The knight found a tree with a knot that looked just right for targeting and stepped far enough back to practice. He notched one arrow after another and sent it flying at the tree. They weren't perfect shots, but every arrow hit the target, which made him feel better, if only a bit. He retrieved the arrows and continued the process until the sun began its ascent into the sky. As the light began to rise, the relatively quiet forest began to get quite a bit more activity. Blue decided it was a good time to head back to camp, so he took apart his bow and put both it and his arrows back into his pack. As he returned to camp, he noticed that somebody else was awake. Kael was sitting on the log across from the one he claimed for earlier while she read from her book. He didn't want to disturb her reading, so he quietly began setting everything up for the morning meal that he was about to go retrieve. Just as he was about to walk away, he decided against it. He turned to Kael, no longer worried about bothering her while she read and asked one very simple, but at the same time complicated question. " Why?"