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Hilde

"There is a lot about this world you do not know about"

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a character in “Infinit World”, as played by Sonicx00

Description

Reality Information

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Name: Yumi Reika
Gender:Female
Age: 30

---Appearance----
Yumi stands to about 5'4 and often 5'7 in high heels. She usually has a serious yet tame look to her. It isn't hidden that she herself used to be a model when in her younger years before teacher while getting her degree. Often it is because she has these looks and the current job she has that many guys do not flaunt or approach her. Her voice when spoken is often mature sounding and her posture only allows her to express herself that much further.

---Personality---
Yumi in reality is often calm and nice. Being a school teacher she has good understanding for children. To herself, she is often punctual and determined to do what she can for others. Yumi is a sagittarius when it comes to her personal life and the game. She enjoys the openess of being herself and doing what she wants. She is often blunt and open minded to everyone she meets including her guild mates. Although she holds it in with reality being a school teacher, in the game she seems to let it out a lot easier showing her impatience. Excluding that she can be quite enthusiastic upon topics that catch her interest. By some she's said to be Self Indulgent. Being in her personality of being blood type AB, she is often seen to be cool showing herself in public to be rather calm, informative and at times nice. When it comes being impatient when explaining Yumi will become emphatic to make sure anyone she is talking to gets it with any means necessary. The woman doesn't believe in forgiveness after a second chance.

---Background---
In reality, Yumi was a used to be a model which was a hobby and job that she did while going to school. Once out and deciding she was bit too old to show off her body she settled in and put her degree to use becoming a school teacher at a high school. The woman decided to pursue the english language which made her nearly fluent in the language. What helped her achieve this was playing MMOs in her spare time when nothing else needed attention even when younger she often did her best to type in english and played on english playing servers even if at times it was difficult. Eventually she began to pick it up and it just became easy as in reality she would speak japanese but when it came to being at home, it was all english. Playing MMOs to help her study was a big plus being that she also enjoyed this as a hobby from her past. This doesn't mean she was sheltered or kept away from social activities which was obviously not the case but recently there haven't been much events and due to her looks, personality and job many guys stay away from her which allows her more time to game. She is by no means ugly but many people become threatened or cautious when they look at her. These are only little factors that lead her to joining the long awaited game that trapped her.

In 2026, Yumi was found interest in the new game that had unfamiliar technology, she was intrigued and curious. This was during the time she was going to college and modeling. She found herself every night in spare time keeping up with the blogs, forums and the official website about Infinit World. It wasn't long in 2028 when they finally placed the alpha sign ups for the game. The woman signed up immediately and at the time couldn't wait to play the game out while finishing up her school. It was after this when she found herself striding even longer in anticipation, talking about it with her friends when she had the chance.

A few months later an email was sent to her with Alpha acception. She was so happy yet at the same time she found herself in quite a situation where she was unable to play too long. At this point Yumi had already graduated and began teaching at a highschool for the first time. She was only able to log in a few times after getting in because she wanted to keep the job and have a high performance. When the Alpha closed down. Yumi was quite sad but didn't let get to her, especially when only a few months later she found out she was in the beta!

In 2029 she was enjoying herself with the routine of teaching and coming home playing the beta to pass time. Suddenly became an addiction adding to her routine or some would say at least yet Yumi was very capable of getting offline when need be. In the open beta she was finally able to play for keeps knowing she could keep her character. Life was rather great and enjoyable for her now in days doing what she want although lacking a love in her life she had what she wanted until suddenly the release came in and the newest patch hit her the next month in when she found she was trapped... Ina way she didn't like that but at the same time... she found it slightly enjoyable.

Trivia: She is in fact a good friend and teacher of "Yasa Wiriamusu"


In-Game Information

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Username:Kamihime

Beta Tester/DoP: Yes - 6 Weeks

Current Location: Baldr

Cities Visited
Baldr (Starting City)
Odin (Human City)
Kvasir (Dwarf City)
Freya (Elf City)

Name: Hilde

Gender: Female

Guild: N/A
Guild Position: N/A

Gold: 10 (150)

Bought Items/Perks
EXP increase Lv.2 - Increases the amount of EXP per post to 3 (Must have level 1) - 3000 gold
Gold Increase Lv.2 - Increases the amount of gold per post to 20 and +500 for dungeons/arcs cleared (must have level 1) - 2000 gold

Race: Neko
Weapon: Polearm

Level: 36
EXP: 9/30

Strength: 16/20
Vitality: 15/16
Agility: 24/30
Dexterity: 16/36
Mind: 2/16
Intelligence: 2/16

HP: 485
SP: 72

P.ATK:(75) 51+24   P.DEF:42
M.ATK:39 M.DEF:39
Speed:Accuracy:4
Actions: 7

Professions
Blacksmith: 6/75
Leatherworking: 1/75
Tailoring: 1/75
Alchemy: 1/75
Cooking 1/75
Abilities

Level 1 -
Grappler
Type:Active
Spell: No
SP: 5
Although Hilde's style mainly focuses on using a pole arm. Her character is able to grappler her opponents. Grappling does not actually count as an attack unless made as such although the ability must be rolled like one. The position and posture of how the opposer is does in fact matter and will lower the chance of success. Once in hand a action must be taken to complete the grapple otherwise you let go immediately. Grapple does act as a stun and once in hand nothing can be done. The size of what you're trying to grapple DOES matter. Unlike other abilities to grapple it takes 1 Action for follow ups, it varies.

Grapple moves -
Throw
5 SP
2 Actions
The target is thrown by the player dealing 1x P.ATK and a loss of 1 action, can be used to be thrown into other targets. Both targets lose 1 action and are dealt 1x P.ATK if hit.

Pull
5 SP
1 Action
The user is pulled towards you violently. Does .5 x P.ATK ignoring P.DEF.

Hold
10 SP
Up to 3.
Hilde holds the user for one to three actions. She herself uses the actions for this. Those 3 actions are taken from her opponent

Level 5 -
Lancer Style
Type:Passive
Spell: No
SP: N/A
Grants the user strength and dexterity maximum of +4 and agility +2

Level 10 -
Shadow Step
Type:Active
Spell: Yes
SP: 20%
After doing a couple of hand signs with left hand, Hilde steps back into what seems to be smoke it only seconds later when she re-appears behind her target only three feet away silently. If she has actions left this increases the chance of hitting with any ability by 15.

Level 15 -
Accurate Thrust
Type:Passive
Spell:No
SP: N/A
Practicing with her lance. She has always been about accuracy. With this she uses her dexterity to aid attacks. Her P.ATK is raised by (1.5 xDEX)

Level 20 -
Driven Tempest
Type:Active
Spell: No
SP: 20
When in a good angle Hilde is able to assault and get her foes in what seems like an endless 5 hit combo. Starting with getting her foes mid air. The woman leaps up with them about 20 feet and with follow the assault with swipe of her lance, followed by a multi-jab and finishing with piercing her foes to dragon them down to the ground. Every hit does 1.5x P.ATK and must be rolled on the chart. Depending on the size will depend if the enemy is thrown into the air or not.

Level 30 -
Tempest Spear
Type:Active
Spell: Yes
SP: 10% +15

Using the sheer power of her strength Hilde hurls her spear towards the opponent which upon impact burst right through her opponent dealing critical damage (2xP.ATK). She then steps disappears upon chasing after her spear only to reappear into that moment to grab her pole arm and do final kick in the back as the back is turned (1x P.ATK). The lance can not crit unless a 1 is rolled. The kick itself does have a roll. If the lance misses, then the kick roll will not exist and all that will happen is the catch.

Character History

First Login (Beta)

It had been an unbelievably long wait for Reika when she was finally able to go home from a stressful day of teaching and log in to "Infinit World" for the first time. She was excited as she licked her lips before linking herself within the game. As her eyes opened to the game she had been revealed to the familiar creation menu with only a few other options that appealed to her. The woman interestingly held her composure through creation after selecting Neko, she appeared before the stat creation. It was in this moment when she wondered what type of character she would be given. As last time she was selected as a mage but this time she wanted to go for something slightly different. After allotting her points Reika was taken in by the familiar light that nearly seemed blinding only to close her eyes as a reaction. Suddenly a ping appeared and her eyes opened, however interestingly things seemed as if they were shaded as if she was covered by an umbrella or had sun glasses on. She rose rose her hands revealing her plated gauntlets and then looked down as her attire. This was definitely not the typical neko she was seeing around her. The woman then looked behind her seeing the ripped up cape which her white tail slung out. It felt weird to her that she could actually control the tail. She never did however play the beast race during the beta. The woman then rose her hand to feel down her silk long white hair and blinked. She giggled as the thought that it had remembered her of the hair she had in reality. Finally letting that go she then extended her right arm twisting as she her weapon was summoned. The woman blinked as she saw the lance but didn't care too much until she realized the skill of grappling. The woman shook her head wondering what she had created as she finally closed the menu and sheathed the weapon. To her this moment finally came to a close and it was time to get out and level.

Reika did what she needed to in town before heading out into the Plains Of Genesis. It was nothing she wasn't used to already. The alpha had already shown her what to do but it was fun playing the character she created. She wasted no time trying to party or join others in random quest for she alone decided to keep it this way for the most part at least. Her endless questing and wandering for hours was exciting and she could feel the addiction coming back which excited her. It did come to mind however when she wondered what her alpha acquaintances were playing. Although, she didn't care too much and friends on MMOs come and go easier then reality. It did make her curious but suddenly this curiosity broke when she heard screams. Familiar, not in voice but in the way her ear carried the tone. It wasn't long when the woman found herself standing only feet away from two level 1 PKers. She had been only level 2 at that point though. It wasn't unusual to find player killers early levels in the game though, in a game that you level slower it was rather natural. Reika didn't wait to long after she heard the demand of gold. Immediately she rushed over PKing the two players (the first true PK that Strasza had heard of and people had spoke of). Although the man attempted to thank her she had already walked off getting ready to complete yet another quest.

While traveling in the plains of genesis, Reika had wandered finding herself finally half way to level three. After looking up she noticed it was six in the morning and sighed calling it a night feeling exhausted as soon as she noticed the time. The woman turned towards Baldr and began to head back right when she looked in the corner of her eye seeing a dwarf and beast attempting to fight the two PKers she had defeated on her own. It made her chuckle before leaving the area and logging out. She definitely had her new addiction mindset back especially with the features the beta had given off.

First Week (Level 6)

A week had passed since her first log in and things seemed to have been going as planned for Reika. She had been the focused player for the most part only looking forward to do what was planned. It was only natural for her in MMOs though ever since she started to work. A mindset of time management even in games always set her on the right path. Through this time management she was able to level and obtain four and a half levels from level two. Worked up some gold in the process and found herself excluding away from the others. It was interesting to her though that during the days she had to teach her students and even then she finished and achieved what many people during the day didn't. However it wasn't long until she began her in-game profession which didn't particularly have a name for now.

As Reika traveled in the game, she had came across only but a few player killers which she defeated on the spot when she came across them and saving those who were victim to such things. The woman didn't think too much on it at this point however those who came across her victims or the PKs did. It was only moments later when Shi and Knights of Baldur initiated. To Reika it didn't mean too much to her, however to Shi, she was valuable. This could only be bad news in ones eyes for the woman.

When returning to town for awhile, Reika found herself confronted by Shi's leader and was asked to join the ranks. It was only natural for her to decline and with that she gave a simple explanation stating that she only PKs when she has to. That however was only but a cover up for claiming she only killed player killers, so why should she join a guild of them. The refusal didn't please Shi's leader at all. Reika could see it but simply turned away and left seeing she had wasted fifteen minutes of her time.

Going back to Baldr, she found only a few more quest for her to do in the city and headed off to complete them as soon as possible. In the end however she found herself full of boredom in Plains Of Genesis seeing she has been there for a week without leaving. She smirked before looking to the north, the east and then the south. It was then when the woman had an idea to find a new area to level in. As she walked east towards the Calm Meadows. The woman had killed even more player killers along the way, some being Shi's members. It didn't bother her too much but she did wonder what the leader would do after he found out so much of his members fell to her. The only bad feeling she had was the fact that some of them were "noobs" although they were selected for the beta.

Second Week (Level 12)

Every passing night Reika would log in from long work day of school, coming home with stress only after about 30 minutes for it suddenly disappear. As the previous week, it had been rather progressive excluding killing more player killers. She rather enjoyed the duels and fight she'd succeed in. People began seeing a pattern in who she fought but it wasn't quite known yet. To Hilde, she didn't care what people thought especially when she made it into the calm meadows. Nothing mattered too much other then progressing on her own skills and abilities. Although when she was a mage, she had picked up some magical professions but with Hilde, she enjoyed being this character, the agility, the power, her style that was made for her. She couldn't believe how well the game chose. This all leads to where she was now of course, leveling in the Calm Meadows.

It wasn't too big of a surprise when Reika caught words of the guilds rising to power. Particularly "Knights Of Baldur" and "Shi" was what came as mild interest. Although, made at the same point Knights of Baldur was unknown to Hilde because she never encountered them but once she heard of there purpose on the forums she came to a conclusion as to why. As far as Shi goes, the only reason she knew of them was because she had seen the guild name by those she killed, although she didn't see a description she automatically branded them as a player killing guild that she seems to destroy every approach. It was only surprising to her when she noticed in this moment while leveling in the Calm Meadows that she hadn't seen any yet. It only came to mind that only a few players left to other areas in exploration. Many MMO players tend to stay in a given area until all the quest are complete but Infinit was different, quest don't end as quickly and because the leveling is so slow its nearly impossible to see when a quest line for a town will end. Hilde didn't mind this in the slightest yet when her inventory became full she decided to begin heading back to the closest town "Odin" to sell some of it off.

It didn't take Reika too long to find the merchants of the town and turn in some of the quest she had completed. After a long stretch and feeling of progression upon her shaded vision she suddenly saw a face she had not seen for two weeks and that was the female dwarf who took on the PKers she had defeated. At that point she was rather curious after seeing Strasza walk up to a recent quest giver and accepting a quest. The actions she took was normal however, the event that followed wasn't so much. Hilde squinted as she saw three "Shi" members following the girl. Not too powerful but it was still obvious that the dwarf was being tracked. In this moment Hilde had a menu opened and closed it immediately licking her lips. The neko decided to get the quest herself and then quickly sprint in the direction that the others had went only to catch up to the Sewer's entrance. She was sure to stay back of course waiting for the right moment to go in.

Although following had began to become a pain due to the sewer's monsters summoning Hilde managed to keep up while still being silent. It came to mind that it was definitely two birds and one stone that she was being lead to the quest item and getting her kills but what she didn't know was that she'd fail in one part. The moment they came to what seemed to be a dead end. The hiding "Shi" members confronted Strasza and to the most part she looked like she was going strong until the final member came and slashed her down with a laugh exclaiming she was taken care of. It was in that moment when Hilde approached clapping before killing the PKer on the spot. She was however saddened that she didn't move to help the dwarf live. After putting her pike up. She got the quest item and left the sewers. It had taken her awhile but she eventually reached the outside and sighed finally getting out of the disgusting smell of the sewers. The woman had reached town square only to see the dwarf in the distance not looking to happy but was talking to the knight she had seen helping her two weeks ago. She didn't bother walking over to her though. Instead she went to the wave gate and ported back to "Baldr".

After making it to Baldr thought to herself as she continued selling her spare items to the merchants where she'd go next and then it came to her from remembering the dwarf that there was a dwarf city. It was in this moment that she had began traveling towards Kvasir region.

Third Week (Level 18)

The week for Reika went smoother then others, It had been a typical week other then an event that she had to stay for which she wasn't too happy about because it took time off from playing. She couldn't help but wonder through the week of what Shi's next actions would be and then she wondered at times what the dwarf did other then what seemed to be defending herself. Later through the week she didn't mind too much on it as she leveled and did a bit more unexpected hunting while she was in the highlands. However all of this seemed to be so common for the Neko's week on the game. It was excited for it was so different then her reality. Interesting she was reminded of how interesting the game was by her students who recently got the games themselves when release hit six days ago. It only made her grin but she didn't mention that she herself played. Personally she didn't care to see any of them however she was reminded of an old student of hers that she actually did enjoy.

When Hilde actually reached Kvasir she actually found little comfort in the town. It definitely for the most part had a different feel then the other areas like every town has been. This had been a bit too much, it felt a bit more colder and the town didn't relate to her enjoyable atmosphere. Your typical city in the mountains. She didn't mind to much though the outside area was great, especially when she was gaining exp from grinds and quest. The reason she had returned to the town however wasn't because she wanted to but was because she had completed a full set of quest focused in the area. The woman began seeing a ton of players since the release of the game and it had become a bit populated in all the hunting areas. Another problem however, to Hilde at least was that Shi was nearly in control already and had it not been for the Knights Of Baldur, Shi would have full control. She didn't like that, however she did expect that because this game is widely player ran, eventually one guild would become in power and personally if she had to choose she'd have it be Knights Of Baldur only because they're "peacekeepers". Hilde could only wave the thoughts away as she completed all her quest and made her way to the nearest wave gate which then teleported her to Baldr.

Hilde stretched as she made it to Baldr, it had surprised her populated Baldr became since the release. There had been a lot already but this became incredibly packed to where almost everyone filled the streets excluding the alley ways. The woman scratched the back before walking forward. The walk through town was rather interesting seeing it was so populated, it nearly felt like reality but a bit funner seeing the different races and structure. What made her stop however was the sudden chatter coming from a couple of players she passed by that looked at her wide eyed. She could hear them only slight as she walked away. One questioned who she was and the other began speaking as if she had done something wrong saying not to get involved. She blinked but continued towards the exit of Baldr without stopping to see what they were talking about. The woman didn't care too much, she knew already seeing the other Nekos that her character was designed differently but she didn't care too much.

Finally making it out to the Plains Of Genesis it was filled with a bit of newbies but nothing that bothered her too much. It was mainly something to shrug off as she passed by a few who stopped to look and stare. Eventually some asked for help but she shook her head and declined saying she was busy. She indeed was to her, never in an MMO at the beginning did she stop for anyone because she had always been on limited time and with that she didn't bothered to stop heading south into the Enchanted Forest. It rather brought a smile to her face, especially when she remembered that the forest had began to become full of PKers yet little did she know that she was going to be targeted in such an area.

As Hilde traveled through the forest, It felt warmer then the other areas. It was also very quiet. She could hear the crunch of her greave crack a small branch on the ground as she walked the path only to suddenly sense someone target and show "aggression" towards her and in that moment suddenly 3 arrows her from one direction. They hit and interestingly for some unknown reason the power behind the arrows were actually blunt and sent her flying into a tree. This made her grin as she pushed self up. Only to see another arrow fly from another direction. She quickly deflected it and chased after the attacker. It felt nearly as if during this chase that she began to lose herself with a smile and eventually she had caught up with a masked human female. Little did the female know of Hilde's shadow step and mid air, the lancer disappeared only to reappear grappling the girl's arm and throwing her to the ground. Only to land on the tree near by. The girl however got up and continued her fight which the neko happily obliged while at the same time looking to see who she was fighting. It only came to realization after taking a few more arrows and once again grappling the masked girl, she was a member of Shi. Immediately The woman tossed her into the air which surprised the girl and then before she got out of reach Hilde violently pulled the girl down skewering her onto her lance causing the girl to die and despawn without getting to ask any questions. She could only figure despawning here meant she'd be in Freya's region meant she'd be in Freya and interestingly she had been waiting.

When Hilde went to Freya, she was amazed of how beautiful the area was. It was peaceful and had a nice fragrance. She had walked around town for a bit observing and actually deciding to purchase a room to stay in. It only surprised her through this whole time when she finally reached the wave gate that the "assassin" known as Yumi interestingly had been waiting for her. When the two walked off to a near by alley way a ton of people stared at what they saw which Hilde noticed the reaction and only turned to some. The girl introduced herself and explained why she had confronted Hilde. To be honest, she didn't care too much as to why but she was interested when she heard Yumi call her "The Blind Tempest". As an explanation she explained that she is currently second on the list of the main target for Shi's assassination and actually explained there are rumors on the forums about her. In addition, there was a player bounty. Hilde could only laugh at this and didn't bother asking who the first was but she did explain that she'd only kill so long as they did. It was all a game to her as it should be and it just got better. The girl on the other hand smiled and enjoyed this in fact she wanted to befriend Hilde because she "wanted to play the undercover role" which to Reika she didn't mind too much. Yumi explained that she only joined the guild because a friend of hers wanted to be a PKer and thats how she got in was because she was basically dragged into it. Yumi was only surprised when she was asked to assassinate Hilde by herself and by this point found it was as if they threw her to the dog to suffer. The neko smiled and nodded but then asked only one request that Yumi would inform her of anything she needs to know which the girl agreed claiming she'd do her best excitedly. With that Hilde smiled waving away before logging out.

Fourth Week (Level 24) - Birth of the "Blind Tempest"

Another week went by and all through out the days and nights could Reika think only about how much attention she had been getting over the game. During her lunch breaks and school hours, she found herself searching the forums and reading topics that revolved around her. It wasn't that she enjoyed the attention. In fact she disliked it but part of her couldn't help but grin to this. It was only on occasion that her students would suddenly mention her title but it was nothing that she jumped about. It had been this way for the last week as well.. she did a good job hiding her life on the outside from those in the job area. When the woman got on during off times she would level and go about the usual PKKs without care of building her reputation. Eventually it reached a point where people stopped PKing when they saw her unless she wasn't around. The woman had only met with Yumi only a couple of times during the last six days… there was no way she'd be caught with a Shi member often and she personally didn't want to see conflicts in how Yumi was playing. Finally it had come to the meeting day when she got a message the time she logged in.

Once Hilde logged in she had went to a secluded and empty alley in Freya to meet Yumi who was waiting for her there. It was there when the most interesting information that never came to mind came to her ears. The news was that she was being watched and have come to the attention of the "Knights Of Baldur". Yumi only claimed as a friendly warning that she now had two guilds looking at her with there own opinions. The news was rather general and unconfirmed. The neko could honestly careless but when two of the highest guilds are looking at you as a threat then it can actually be a big deal in some cases. She grinned giving her friend a tip for services which was declined. It was only then when Hilde took her leave to start the session of gaming. Her friend nodded and used a return scroll back to her own home town.

Hilde had just gone to southern side of the enchanted forest leveling deep in the maze and doing her quest as she naturally would. The woman had no intentions of letting her friend's words get to her but she did wonder what kind of actions KoB would take to try to get to her. She had just made it to the edge of the forest looking off into the sea when suddenly a message ping rang into her ear. Looking through it was titled as "Knights Of Baldur (Warning). Her eyes squinted annoyed as she read the message, warning that her actions were understandable but not tolerable and will soon be known as a criminal if she does not stop. It made her laugh as she read the message deleting it shortly after before walking back to town. It was no secret that when Hilde returned to Freya, people had looked and stared at the woman seeing she was recognized by now. Especially with her unique Neko model and style she fit the descriptions well. The woman took no time to stop. She on the other hand found it better to go to Baldr to see what the "knight" wanted after sending such a message. Once she got to the wave gate she went through the menu and teleported away.

After making it back to Baldr and going to yet another secluded area in the city, she had met up with 3 knights. One was a messenger no doubt and definitely was no leader. The knights began with the high and mighty speech claiming what she was doing was wrong and saying it was not going to be tolerated. Reika only listened to the minimal before pulling her lance out to them as if she were challenging them. The knights beside the messenger pulled there swords out only to hear Hilde give her reply as a no. She explained that it was her way of playing and that she had no intention of stopping just because she can do what they can not. Using her shadow step she appeared right next to one of the knights and grappled him throwing him into the other. She then walked away. The woman was quite annoyed. It only reminded her of why she hated joining large guilds, power gets to there heads although.. she did understand they had good intentions with that she walked off only to do more quest before calling it a night.

Fifth Week (Level 30)

The whole week , Reika was getting unwanted attention for the most part and a series of thoughts coming about she continued PKKing defying the knights of baldur's law and held no real regret in doing so and out of annoyance on the field when confronted she even killed one of their members. News had been spreading since there first encounter in Baldur which talked about on the BBS. Reika didn't pay too much attention to the forums during this point. In fact she didn't look at it at all but she could hear minor discussions in her classrooms which added only a little stress but not too much. During all of this Yumi didn't once contact her but in defense she had been on slightly less as well. To relieve her stress was to play the game and kill Shi's members and also KoB who came to her. Her reputation was not looking too hot and everyone knew it. As the week passed she had just arrived in Odin when she suddenly got a message from Yumi telling her to see her in Baldr.

Hilde had managed to make it to her usual spot without being followed in Freya and had met up with the excited and surprised Yumi until it came to finally having to be serious and place the information out. To Hildes ears the information had been surprisingly interesting. At first she had mentioned what Hilde already knew which was she was a few topics on the forums and that KoB may place a bounty on her head. Another topic was a discussion of whether or not the blind tempest was actually good or just an anti-hero. Hilde shook her head in annoyance obviously not caring for such information which Yumi could see. That is when she mentioned a plan thought up by Shi. A simple ambush with more then five or ten of there members and the fact that the leader himself would be attending. She then claimed that the knight of baldur's guild leader has now taken interest in her and is not pleased. Hilde had only been interested in Shi's attempt and didn't care too much about the rest. She did however know the power of the Knights of Baldur when fighting them and they did prove to be decent opponents. Hilde nodded in thanks to the information and figured to lure the attackers out. She'd go out into the fields a bit.

After fighting in the north west edge of plains of genesis after leaving Freya. She sat down to "enjoy the wind" until she heard the footsteps of the Shi members. Surprisingly the leader had been with her and walked up with a sheath weapon. The two then began talking which was a surprise to her but she of course changed the close distance by her pole arm. The two spoke mainly of everything she has done to them and what trouble she brought upon them. However at the same time, she was congratulated and thanked for taking the attention of KoB. She shrugged it off with care though. It wasn't log until she was asked to join Shi which she of course declined again which was expected. The guild leader had only been 28 by this point as his guards were 24 but the leader called the attack off claiming it wasn't worth it right now. He did however secretly send his username to add to her friends list which came to her conclusion that he really wanted her to join to stop his members of dying. In fact Shi had a slight decrease in guild population due to them being defeated.

When the Shi members left, immediately afterwards, she got a message from KoB's guild leader telling her to meet him in Baldr. As soon as she used a scroll and returned to Baldr's wave gate she was confronted by the guild master himself. Everyone turned to see her and suddenly the argument of what she was doing was wrong started. Reika obviously shoo'd it off and was threatened to be locked up in the guild's dungeon. It was by that time where she gave a threat in return before Shi's guild leader suddenly came from behind with his members and claimed that they had no right to. It wasn't for Hilde's sake but they themselves don't like KoB's high and mighty attitude. This event also stirred up some of the people but she didn't care. In fact she teleported to Odin right in the middle when people began noticing. The woman really couldn't believe things were getting this crazy and out of hand but at the same time she expected it. With all the hype that had been blowing up lately people were bound to take it this far. She wasn't completely famous but she is seen to become the bounty of Infinit World. The woman sighed before wandering out into the Calm Meadows to kill some monsters before going back "Home" to Freya and logging out in her room.

Sixth Week (Level 36)

The last week was rather dull and although the previous weeks had been filled with unwanted events. The game still remained a great as ever and didn't sway Reika's thoughts. Reika was amazed by how much tension there was between her, Shi and the Knights of Baldur. Her friend had continued helping her until yesterday. When she sent a message claiming she actually had to leave for the time being… sad to say and good at the same time that this would be true. Claiming to the end that everything would be alright and in her "master's" favor. Reika could only chuckle at this. The week had gone by normal while keeping up with pkks of other pkers she came across. However she had no idea it was going to be lead to this one event. While playing her game suddenly a system message came in as the patch suddenly was displayed updating in front of her. It only surprised her when it was done reading the message as she had just ported into Baldr at this point. Her eyes widened as she read the patch and suddenly she now finds her place in the game of death. However she was thankful by this point that her friend did not come back inside. It also dawned her that now she may now have to fight to get her students free as well if they were on but it mattered little to her since she didn't know any of them… or so she believes..

So begins...

Hilde's Story

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde

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(Don't forget to read the OOC)


Hilde
Neko (36)
EXP:3/30
Gold:1770
Baldr - Town Square
12:05 A.M.


It was 12:05 when the patch kicked in and she suddenly faded in and out as the patch applied itself which was normal due to the fact that the game never logged you out when applying these new changes but only did minor phases to apply everything. Hilde had just arrived in Baldr teleporting from Baldr when she suddenly heard the message ping which had also been normal when patches had been completed. The woman sighed hoping that the new changes would possibly add more unexpected flavor to her eventful infinit life as her she extend her right arm slightly before extending her index finger outwards. The woman then rose the finger above dragging it down to make a menu appear. The neko had only given it a second before her eyes came into contact with the option "Message" and the icon blinking green. She grinned poking the icon which then made her message list appear. It was then when she was a little happy she didn't have too much connections but at the same time as she selected the message she had been surprised that over six months she didn't achieve to get only but one friend yet… a ton of enemies. Finally the message had appeared after waiting a couple of seconds. She had began to read the notes when she suddenly heard a scream of a female player who was possibly on the other side of town's square. Hilde's eyes went towards the direction surprised before reading further until she reached the end of "UI Settings updated…". This time it had been a male player.

"No way!!" He exclaimed this only made the woman turn completely with the message still in front of her. To examine the person. He didn't look happy in fact more so afraid. Hilde would've then looked back to the message to read everything else but the screams and exclamations rose. It wasn't long until she noticed bringing going back on there menu's. The neko blinked before finally decided to let every continue exclaiming before reading the rest. Her eyes widened to the rest as she read the grim message. She could feel her heartbeat racing as if her fear and adrenaline had been rushing. Suddenly her fist clinched only a few shakes had been going on before a subtle laugh that only grew louder. Suddenly people turned to see what it was all about.

"Hahahahaha!!… Is this some kind of sick joke, you really think the game can keep us in here!?" She asked and thought out loud. People then began speaking of her actions and questioned if she was the blind tempest. Hilde had loved the game but had no intentions of living a false life in here. The woman sighed walking passed a few people who was near by before walking off towards "Kingdom Square".

12:10


Hilde could still here the people cry out as she walked through the town. They sure had a reason, such information and proof was nothing to be calm about. Neko's tail moved side to side as she walked by the players. It was nice to a point since for once she didn't feel the eyes of other players for being a player given title. It wasn't long until she reached the center when she noticed "Silver" (Leader of Knights of Baldur) with a few of his knights above a crowd of people. Hilde's eyes squinted as she paused behind the crowd before suddenly hearing what this "knight" had to say.

"Worry not!! This is definitely a serious matter but the Knights of Baldur will not stand back and do nothing about it… no… everyone will have to work together now if this is serious. As of now the knights have a even bigger purpose that all should know. If the players can actually die, we swear we will not allow anyone to be murdered!" Silver exclaimed out as his knights saluted and bowed. Suddenly a player south east of him yelled out a question.

"What about Shi and The Blind Tempest? With those two out there, we may not survive long!"

Silver squinted looking at him before noticing in the corner of his eye Hilde standing in the background. He then smiled as did Hilde. "Times have changed… I do not know what Shi intends to do adjusting to such matters but The Blind Tempest is one who kills player killers. Of course her actions hopefully change because of this! Otherwise we will be forced to take her out as planned most likely jailing her" The knight replied as if he was speaking to her directly. Hilde smiled before licking her lips and yelled back as everyone turned towards her.

"You're right!! I'm just the person who kills others for there death. Knights of Baldur, you're just players in this world trying to keep things civil which I enjoy but I have my own way of keeping things safe in this world. If you or Shi get in my way, I have no intentions of sitting back, there are those who kill in this world and until it is safe I will not sit back. I am only but a player in this world, I do not hurt those innocent but.. I do enjoy what I do"

People gasped at how brave she had been but the knights had no intentions of acting quite yet. Silver was an understanding person but with eye contact he did warn her once more. Hilde shook her head walking away from the crowd towards the exit of Badlr when she suddenly looked up to see the first tower nearly blocking the sun. Her eyes squinted as she rose her hand to block the sun. "That… wasn't there before…" she thought to herself looking towards it before extending her arm out as her blood red lance appeared. She then licked her lips as she then headed towards the tower. Unexpected that she was being followed by 4 Shi members of level 28.

(For those who possibly stayed after "Hilde" Left)

Silver then yelled out to the people who were still listening which most were other then those who seemed to be in a panic state.

"If all we need to do is get the keys of these dungeons then that is just what we're going to do... I have no idea how powerful they are and what we'll go through from this point on but we can not give up!"

The man with his knights then walked off with a bit of seriousness.. He then pulled up his message tab and sent his "friend" a message about all of this and then sighed before continuing onwards with his guild.

12:25


Hilde had been running towards the tower she had her eyes locked on when she finally heard footsteps behind her. She then stopped and sighed looking behind her pulling her lance to direct at them. They suddenly stopped before holding there hands up.

"L-Listen, we're no longer in Shi. Us four are friends in reality and w-we just don't know about all of this. We don't want to be killed by you… s-so we're quitting this guild…" One said. She looked at there names and suddenly the "Shi" tag disappeared. Hilde sighed and personally couldn't believe they followed her for that. She only smiled obviously only her mouth being shown. They flinched before the Neko spoke.

"Now you listen… You didn't have to come all this way to tell me that. Just quit the guild and don't PK anyone from here on out. If what the message said is true which by no log out it may be… then it is now a game of life and death. A true game of survival, I have no idea what Shi's policies are and if they changed when you leave the guild but I suggest you be careful." Suddenly she turned from them and once again found herself dashing towards the tower once more. Hilde couldn't help but wonder how that guild was taking all of this and how it would all end up. Could they really live as murderers because they could get away with it? She licked her lips.

"For the right cause… I sure could" The neko giggled to herself. Finally she reached the the tower's entrance only to catch her breath propping herself again the lance before allowing herself to sit down to relax she didn't see anyone by this point but it did make her curious to see if anyone had been coming this way. She personally wouldn't have been too surprised if a few were they strong enough? Especially right now... was she even strong enough? How strong were the creatures inside? The neko couldn't help but think hard about all of these questions.

12:30



Strasza
Dwarf (34)
EXP:3/30
Gold:20
Ymir Mountain
12:05


Strasza had just faded back in feeling the wind blow passed her as she was on the mountains. The girl had just finished patching the game when she suddenly heard the message ping. First making sure no creatures were near by she then navigated through the menu and opened the menu where she read in a whisper. Everything seemed normal to her until she reached the logout function part. Her eyes widened from that and then came to the part where she could die. She gasped out with a surprised voice altered by her dwarf's childish voice.

"No way!" Strasza said as she quickly closed the menu and went to see if her log out button was really gone. Just as the message had said, it was. The dwarf had been shaking before collapsing on the ground looking down. Suddenly she heard a growl and turned to see a "Mountain Ogre". It was then when the quote that she could die and pain could be sensed even further was in her mind. The girl had been fighting here and killing while having fun but in this moment as the ogre walked with his club ready she could only think of death. "What if I mess up…? what if this ogre throws me off the cliff… I may die today!" She thought before shaking off getting in her stance as her hands began to glow.

Mountain Ogre
HP: 495
SP: 165
P.ATK/DEF: 66/33
M.ATK/DEF: 66/33


The ogre growled he locked onto Strasza and got into his own stance with his club ready. Strasza went wide eyed, she could feel her heart racing in fear. With this battle she could very well die here and because of that she was prepared to fight it, even though she was scared. The dwarf didn't waste any time yet nor did she think in the moment of overkilling she began chanting in that moment. She could feel the ground begin to shake as the black book appeared with arcane energy around it. (69) Her as her eyes then begin to glow purple. Suddenly 5 visible and dark purple arcane energy streams swirls around Strasza only to shake the ground near her even harder. These sudden streams of energy locked onto her the ogre and flows straight to them burning them in the process before bursting. Every stream may feel as if its a large blade cutting into there opponent. The ogre screamed in pain before splitting into four parts. The dwarf slid down to her knees panting in exhaustion as she used the spell. Was this normal? did it always feel as if she had just ran when casting spells? She didn't understand so she decided to make her way back down the mountain to get to Kvasir, she'd be safe there.

12:20


While doing this she once again heard the ping of a message and opened her menu to see it was from "Silver" asking if she was alright which she could only reply with a "Yes, want to meet up somewhere… this is freaking me out…?". She then wondered how the rest of the world was taking this.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Sparow

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Sparow
Human(1)
EXP:3/15
Gold:20
Baldr- town square
12:05


A yawn escaped Sparows lips as he laid back against the wall of the town center. He had just recently signed up and logged in just in time for the patch. At the time he had already been scrolling through the menu inspecting all the options it had. “Items, messages, friends list, guild, party, seems simple enough.” He spoke out softly to himself. The world faded in and out for him. It took him a moment to figure out what had just happened, but upon studying the crowd he notices allot of people checking their messages now. He looked at his own and sure enough there was a single message in his inbox. He pressed his finger against the icon and opened up the message. Patch info was the title of course and quickly glanced over it one paying no real mind to any of it, the game was already new to him so what did he care if there was a path? It was still new and he would figure it out in time. At least that was his thought process at the time. He then heard the first scream; he looked out to where the sound had come from with a raised brow, then in an instant panic broke out. His expression gave of nothing but confusion as he looked back to the message and actually read it this time. “No log out… what the hell?” he closed the message and scrolled down to where the log out button used to be. Nothing, an event maybe? Weird event, he thought to himself. It was then that the knights started to talk to the crowd all something he was half listening to as he was trying to come up with his own explanation but found nothing that made logical sense. There was a neko woman who was yelling back and forth with the knights but again he was only paying half attention. He did how ever take notice to the woman see something outside of town and head off that way. Sparow pushed off the wall and looked to what was now a tower sticking out in the distance. “That wasn’t there before right?” he shrugged and closed the menu and head off towards it, he was never one to sit around doing nothing any way, live or die.

12:15



Sparow walked through the town gates only to be meet by a breeze that came off more than weird to him. Last thing he expected was to actually feel the weather like this. The creator sue was brilliant to get this to work, to bad he's insane. Pity they really had something here. He took a moment to gather himself and continued on towards the tower. His mind wandered as he walked, just trying to piece together what was happening and why, no log out so then what? If it was an event this was horrible planning. No that wasn't the reason, so why? He couldn't find the answer he wanted. "Guess I’ll just play the game." he spoke out with a sigh. A group of higher level players passed him by that looked rather shady but he paid no mind to them. Must of been investigating the tower as well, wasn't his business.

12:30


He walked on for a few more minutes and came face to face with the neko character from before, waiting in front of the tower. He looked at her for only a moment but didn’t speak out. His gave turned back to the tower as he looked up trying to see the top. He stood there in awkward silence for a while before he looked back to her and pointed his right hand at the tower facing towards the neko. “Don’t suppose you know what this thing is do you?” he spoke out to her without a hint of concern in his voice. “I know it’s a tower but uh… was that thee earlier? Or did I just miss it?” he didn’t wait for an answer as he turned back to the tower itself looking at the entrance.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Sparow

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Hilde
Neko (36)
EXP:6/30
Gold:1790
Baldr - Town Square
12:33 A.M.


It had been a quiet first three minutes for Hilde as she examined the tower that stood tall before her. The neko could feel the breeze of the wind flow by her as she sat cross legged with her fingers laced together in her lap. The white tail poked out from the back of her coat, only to sway back and forth peeking out of random spots. The neko could feel every movement of this which she had gotten used to after a while. Even in reality at times she would forget that she didn't have a tail although she felt as though she did which only brought her to giggle. The woman never focused so hard before especially now. Surely there may be a few other players willing to attempt this but was she going to seek them out? Of course not. This is a game of death now, why would she involve others? The neko stared at the door until she suddenly heard footsteps behind her. The lady looked back and blinked as the human warrior passed her and stood there awkwardly or what one would think. She found it normal just because she did the same thing not too long ago. Suddenly the man turned to her and pointed before speaking.

"Don't suppose you know what this thing is do you?" He asked without concern. The woman didn't speak since by the pause it was obvious he'd speak once more. Hilde only waited that second until he spoke again.

"I know it's a tower but uh… was that there earlier? Or did I just miss it?" He asked before turning back to the tower.

Hilde smirked before pressing her left hand on her knee as the right went to the ground before lifting herself up. The sound of her greaves and heavy armor sliding against each other and she stood up was made know before brushing herself off. The neko then felt as if she needed to adjust her visor before bring up the menu after holding her hand out to the man. Her finger then went to "Player Information" where she read off who exactly this man was in a whisper. Low rank., beginning equipment, and in completion a newbie. She sighed although she wasn't doing it in pity or to say he was weak. It was more so that she had a bit of concern for the player who seemed to follow her out in a dangerous field. This however didn't stop her from answering him.

"You read the patch notes? Eight dungeons… It's only a guess that this is the first and with that said, I suggest you make your way back to town or be safe out here. I don't know whats in there but whatever it is… I'm going in. Don't take me as being rude of course but a level 1, I don't think its too safe here. I think it'd be in your best interest to go back to Baldr or find a very remote area to level in. If however you do choose to follow me, I won't stop you but I won't be responsible for what lies ahead either" Hilde said before walking towards the entrance holding her right hand out slightly before making a red spear appear. The girl then noticed a menu appear before her asking if she wanted to enter. The girl hesitated at when the "yes or no" question asking if she wanted to enter or not appeared but clicked "Yes". Suddenly Hilde was encased in light before teleporting away.

12:35 A.M.

Tower Dungeon - 0%


When you enter the dungeon... you suddenly here a loud slam of the door behind you. Its obvious that you're in a separate zone and you figure its just game ambiance which it does for every party that joins. When your eyes open you are revealed to dark hallway at first, the ground is obviously stone as well as the walls which holds a torch every 5 foot. The hallway is about 8 foot wide yet the length that it goes to is relatively a short. At the end of the hallway you see a passage that reveals stairs that ascend. Its very quiet and a little warm inside this area. Other then a general idea... you will notices small spiders and your typical rats that scurry the floors.

As Hilde opened her eyes which are of course blindfolded to other players, she noticed a rat chirping near her foot only to be kicked off before taking a few footsteps. The woman examined her surroundings as she went through the hall. She noticed no monsters on this floor although to her the hallway was pretty small and didn't look as though monsters would be spawned there. The neko's tail moved as she walked hearing her foot steps echo every step of the way. Although it had been dark, it felt as though she personally could see better with having a blindfold it nearly felt normal other then the hall being candle lit. It wasn't long until the girl reached the stairs and smirked. Hilde could feel her heart begin to race curious to what could be up there. It was only seconds later when she began taking her first few steps up the stairs.

12:40 A.M.

Tower Dungeon - 15%


After walking up the steps being ahead Hilde suddenly froze seeing two unthinkable monsters as soon as she came onto the first floor. They stood blocking the way to the next set of stairs. Why she seemed so surprised was because the whispering plains never had undead in the normal area. Why were they here? In addition what she also wondered why they were so tall. None of the "GOBLINS" in the beginning field were ever so tall. She may have been a Neko but goblins in the world were often her size.(These goblins are about 5 ft each).

As Hilde stepped onto the base floor making it to the actual first floor. The two goblins noticed her but didn't actually move. It was more so as if they growled at her. They did a recognizable growl but it didn't phase Hilde. She merely rose a hand to target one of them and noticed there level which she gave a small chuckle until moving her eyes to there health which then made her go wide eyed. So much HP, nearly as much as a normal level 30 ogre in Ymir. Was this how the game would become harder? She could only wonder what the boss would be like but that thought was shaken off as she was about to fight. Although she had no idea what the damage would be. Once again she felt her heart begin to race but which lead to her giving heavy breaths to calm down. After doing such she had gave a small battle cry before dashing forward, extending her right arm out before summoning her lance.

<Hilde has engaged combat>

Tower Goblin #1
HP: 600
SP: 50
P.ATK/DEF: 40/10
M.ATK/DEF: 20/10

Tower Goblin #2
HP: 600
SP: 50

The goblins once she became close enough also began to charge and the clash began. With Hilde's left hand, she reached out attempting to grab the goblin's arm (51). In that moment she grabbed the goblin and Threw it towards the other (76). The goblin easily sees his friend being thrown and dodges it letting his companion fly passed him hitting the ground. Hilde didn't waste any time after that as she then found herself rushing up to the standing goblin before jumping into the air attempting to mid air jab the creature (08). The attack pierces the goblins chest, her spear nearly going all the way through. It merely screamed as virtual blood fell out the other end. The woman then leaped backwards pulling the spear out. Before screaming as she rose her spear as if it were a javelin. She then threw it with such power it went straight for the goblin (Tempest Spear) (67). The goblin screeches as it begins to rush Hilde but suddenly stops as the spear goes right through the fiend. The neko then lifts her right foot before placing it down as if she were to step, disappearing in the shadows. Only to reappear grabbing her spear as soon as it flies out of the goblin kicking it in the process (05). For her last action upon landing only 10 feet from the goblin, sliding against the ground. She rushed up to it only to spear it (48). The spear lands straight into the goblins arm as it screeches in pain.

In this moment Goblin #1 finally got up and growls pissed. He raises his small club and charges for Hilde who's spear is inside it's companion (45). The club hits the neko however being a low level it only felt like a push. Hilde grunted as the weapon hit. Her eyes looked to see this fiend behind her raising its weapon once more to attack. Her eyes went wide as the weapon comes down. She barely was able to move although the end scratched her (21). The goblin growled in frustration and used everything he hand in his next attack to lower the Neko's hp even slightly (09). Hilde once again grunts as she finally gets her spear out ready as if she's ready to counter any thing ready to attack her. The second goblin that was stabbed screeches as he uses his shield to bash her away (70). The woman notices this and immediately flips backwards. To follow up the goblin once again rushes with his shield putting all his strength in before hitting Hilde (01). The neko flies across the room hitting the wall rough. She screams feeling the damage go into her. Her eyes widened as she noticed this change.

"I…I can actually feel it…." She said as she noticed the goblin once again charging her. Although she got out of a minor shock. She was once again charged, this time being hit with the club (25). Hilde looked up winking as the club struck her over the head followed by another swing bashing her across the face. Although obviously hidden, Hilde had a bit of a angered look upon her face which was when she once again charged clashing weapons once more blocking both of the creatures at once.

Tower Goblin #1
HP: 535/600
SP: 50
P.ATK/DEF: 40/10
M.ATK/DEF: 20/10

Tower Goblin #2
HP: 228/600
SP: 50

Hilde takes 26 damage and uses

12:50 A.M.




Strasza
Dwarf (34)
EXP:6/30
Gold:40
Ymir Mountain
12:30


Strasza had been moving the mountain rather quickly avoiding any unnecessary battles. Especially since she just had used 1/4th of her mana in the last fight. The dwarf hopped down rock by rock and climbed down avoiding straight paths as she went down the large trail. The girl was at at the midpoint off the trail leading to Odin and ascending to the peak. She definitely had a run to go through and knew to a point that her friend had been waiting for her. The girl could only imagine what kind of chaos was happening in Kvasir and even more so in Baldr. This partially made the dwarf sweat a little for she did not want to encounter a pitiful but understandable sight.

Finally the city's gates were in sight as Strasza sprinted before noticing a Mountain wolf appeared running towards her as quick as it could. Her eyes went wide as she then nearly tripping began running faster. Not far now the girl once found herself engaged in battle but she didn't stop. In fact she didn't feel like fighting! Eventually reaching city grounds the npc's charged the wolf fending it off. The dwarf looked back sighing before wiping the sweat from her forehead. The girl never enjoyed fighting wolves with her character. Although she was powerful. If the girl wasn't accurate or fast enough, the wolf would have enough actions to rip destroy her. The girl placed her hands upon her knees catching her breath for a minute before inhaling.

"Time to go.."

Kvasir -
12:40


As Strasza walked towards the wave gate she noticed less people then normal but from those that remained she noticed they were devastated talking with friends about the patch which she would soon be doing herself when she managed to get to Baldr. People found themselves crowded near inns and in alley ways. Time to time she'd hear about an announcement for "KoB" that was placed twenty minutes ago. It didn't matter too much to her because she was sure she would hear about it from Silver. The girl expected as such from her friend however little did she know there would be an unexpected delay which the dwarf did not know about.

As she came to Kvasir's square where the wave gate was located suddenly a human called out to her before walking up to her. The man in character looked like an older person. Gray hair moved back, glasses, and some wrinkles. He possibly stood to twice as tall as the dwarf being 6 ft. Strasza's eyebrow crooked before turning around noticing the person looking in his book as he spoke to her.

"hey… don't get me wrong when I say this and do not think this is a bad time for such chatter either but do you know the game's lore and what it is actually based on?" He asked.

"W-what…? Not completely I'm still figuring it out… Names seem very family but what do you want? I need to be off somewhere soon" Strasza replied.

"Well… you just seem like someone who held there composure a little better then most and I figured I'd ask you what you thought. Becoming trapped in this game so suddenly… this lore… these names. You know the game is based off of a fantasized version of Norse mythology. In game terms this is the world that the gods created themselves and there was a struggle for power. Ultimately, it is to our downfall that ragnarok is the combination of 8 keys granted by Donar. Would lore of the game dictate what we do beyond this point?" He asked. Strasza blinked before scratching her head and then shrugged.

"Listen, you were definitely right… It doesn't matter at this point. However I do support you on thinking as such, In fact if things are true you may very well be on to something" Strasza said turning before running to the wave gate. She didn't care to hear for his reply because the man had wasted too much of her time already. Immediately she rose her hand to the gate and spoke out. "Teleport - Baldr!". Immediately the girl turned before waving off as she was covered in a flash of light before disappearing. The man looked wide eyed before holding out his hand as if he wasn't done but that wouldn't stop Strasza. She had more things to do then idle chatter.

When the girl opened her eyes to Baldr, it had calmed down from when the patch had began but people were still in quite an edgy state. The woman placed her hand to her forehead before shaking her head. It was only expected of her when she heard the news but she didn't bother to go and comfort others. It was then when she began walking through the city to finally meet up with Silver.

12:55

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Empyrean Character Portrait: Zeta

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Hilde
Neko (36)
EXP:9/30
Gold:1810
HP:479/485
SP:40/72
Tower Dungeon - 15%
12:50 A.M.


After the immediate block Hilde leaped back ready to continue her assault hoping to catch the two goblins off guard from the block. The woman once again did a leap back before running to the 2nd goblin before doing an immediate horizontal thrust (13). The power of the thrust went straight through the goblin's chest. The creature cried out as the pole arm was taken out of the body quickly only for Hilde to battle cry out as she attempted to grab the goblin (36). Immediately the goblin is grabbed and is immediately thrown once more to his very close partner (55). The other goblin tries to get out of the way but has found himself being hit by his own. The goblin that had been thrown is weakly trying to get up as Hilde rushes over with her spear at the ready (92). Unfortunately his partner who was very much alive managed to get up and block it with his shield. Hilde's eyes went wide as she never noticed an NPC react to defend there own like this. Immediately to finish it off Hilde had leapt back and decided to try and quickly rush around to the other one but noticed that the other gave no entry and within a couple of minutes the other one had gotten up although obviously nearly dead it was at the ready. Hilde figured she'd have to fight it off regardless so she once again rushed forward with a readied jab. The not too dead goblin was speared in the hand through the shield before he simply moved back with a snarl.

Hilde repositioned herself and backed up panting in exhaustion as she looked towards the two. She looked to the second one seeing that was her target it being so weak but then she looked over to the other quickly as it began to move with it club and shield ready. Although a strike was blocked the creature quickly maneuvered the club swinging it in an upward position striking across Hilde's face. Although the mask had not been affect she felt as if someone slapped her across the eye. She grunted out slightly loud as that happened (28). She winked only to notice his club coming down (92). Immediately she jumped out of the way quickly however the goblin had already been on the move and struck her in the chest. The woman's eyes went wide as she gasped for air in that moment.

The other goblin who had been repositioning himself finally acted in the moment and bluntly jabbed it's club into her stomach as Hilde was defenseless. The grunts continued as the creature attempted to blunt her over the head (14). She winked in that moment as the club struck over her and again as it swung the club across her face. Hilde growled as she tumbled back a little repositioning herself so she was battle ready. She couldn't believe how intense this battle was and to a point could only wonder how the other dungeons that were her level faired. She grabbed her lance with two hands and stepped forward with her right leg ready for that was next.

Tower Goblin #1
HP: 405/600
SP: 50
P.ATK/DEF: 40/10
M.ATK/DEF: 20/10

Tower Goblin #2
HP: 61/600
SP: 50

Hilde takes 23 damage.

1:00 A.M.




Strasza
Dwarf (34)
EXP:9/30
Gold:60
Baldr - Town Square
1:00


The dwarf had made her way through the startled city of Baldr. Passing up players who, like Kvasir, were talking simply of the newer content and update, She could hardly blame them, especially for something this big. As the girl was looking towards them her eyes suddenly lifted to see a tower in the distance. She could only blink before rubbing her eyes, trying to recall if that had always been there or if it was just the dungeon. The girl scratched the back of her head before turning around. She only figured it be something to address when she finally met up with Silver. Along the way she did stop at an NPC to sell some of her spare items. Her inventory had been too full and she felt no need to actually carry worthless items, especially when she was out leveling. Just got frustrating to her. Finally the dwarf made it to the entrance of Knights of Baldur's guild barracks and walked in.

Once inside she managed to walk straight in before confronted by one of the knights who simply asked for what her business here was. Immediately she was recognized by name and was sent to Silver's quarters. She passed by a few rooms before making it to Silver's and knocked. Only took about 10 seconds for him to get to the door and open it.

"Ah! Strasza - I'm glad you made it safely"

The woman spun her fingers through her hair as she looked away. Not embarrassed but simply in thought as her eyes observed the area.

"Yeah, It was no trouble making my way back here... quite a investment you got yourself here! I'm sure it wasn't easy farming" She claimed. The man in armor simply chuckled.

"Believe me it wasn't, had it not been for nearly every guild member's contribution of 10000 gold (KoB has roughly 150 members at this point), we would not have such an area... but this is only a barracks, not a castle. I could only imagine how much one of those cost. We're very low on income and contributions as of now due to this... but the knights over all still hold there honor and do what we can, I can only claim that the next 1,500,000 will be used to better our equipment. How about you lass, you seem to be keeping ahead of the game being a soloer... you're still part of this guild in my eyes... even if you keep declining" The man said folding his arms.

"Believe me, It all may change but remember you're still holding that position if I do Join hehe... That aside though... what do you think of all of this?" Strasza asked leaning against the doorway as her eyes were directed towards the man.

"I can't really say... We'll have to clear those dungeons out... from my knowledge no one has really even attempted it yet. An hour goes by and not one player looking... I do know that seeing its only been a month and we're the only country that has the game, its been said that only 28600 players had bought the game over the month and out of that month as said on the website 15400 were able to log in. Low for such a game huh? but we must remember, the gear for it is nothing to look passed in fact, if the beta and alpha didn't give us ours free, I would not be here... last I checked the gear itself costed roughly in U.S standards, $300. Now add this with a really good computer and the game itself... It's no joke." The man said with his fingers on his chin in thought.

Strasza could only nod in agreement, trying not to think of how much was spent. The girl scratched her head before continuing.

"Did you see the tower? I have a feeling thats our first destination... I may actually head there myself soon. I really just wanted to come by to see what you would do."

The man grumbled a little walking to his desk.

"I'm going to have a discussion with the guild officer before acting...There is more at stake then just doing the dungeons and getting out. We have to now actually enforce rules and laws. Govern the people and make sure Shi doesn't go to far with all this... I mean they are players but.. who has dark intentions among it... Listen Strasza, If you run into any danger I will immediately go and do what I can but please report back as a friend to tell us what we're really up against.." He said looking to her. She only nodded before lifting herself from the wall and walking back down the hall.

As Strasza was walking she came across what seemed like voices in a room and opened up to see what seemed like two players sitting on a bed discussing matters regarding what happened. The dwarf turned and opened the door slightly and stood in the doorway in thought.

1:15

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Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Empyrean Character Portrait: Zeta

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Hilde
Neko (36)
EXP:12/30
Gold:1830
HP:456/485
SP:30/72
Tower Dungeon - 15%
1:00 A.M.


Hilde watched as the goblins shrieked and screamed out to her. They seemed to be waiting for her watching the player closely as if they had been studying her. The woman took a step back before taking a couple of steps to the side. She had been surprised that the two creatures were even still alive with everything she did to them. Her eyes moved up from the faces of the creatures to there hit points. The first goblin still had a two-thirds of its HP but the other was nearly dead. Her eyes widened ready to kill, her target had been locked immediately she rushed forward to end it's life. Letting go of the spear with her left hand, she pulled back her right and initiated a jab forward. (94) The attack was aimed straight for the creature's face only to be deflected by his reaction of pulling his weapon up. The woman gave a small grin knowing with that block she had staggered the opponent and immediately jabbed once more with a scream (07). The spear went straight through and the goblin screamed before disappearing as soon as the spear reached the other side.

Tower Goblin #1
HP: 405/600
SP: 50
P.ATK/DEF: 40/10
M.ATK/DEF: 20/10

With her arm extended, she pulled back quickly and looked towards the other goblin who had two thirds of his health. She sighed, knowing the first battle took so long by herself. Hilde could only wonder 'how long and how tough will taking on the next dungeons be?' She couldn't even think of such a thing at this point but what she did know is that sleep had been catching up to her. The woman gripped her pole arm tight and screamed rushing forward. She then gripped her lance with both and hand as she neared the goblin. The neko then spun quickly hoping to land the first hit (69).

"Drivin Tempest!!" She screamed as her pole arm slammed the creature into the air. The lancer watched as the creature flew towards the ceiling in which she herself leapt to follow. Her screams echo'd as she continue'd her assault. The lady struck left gashing into the goblin's chest as virtual blood spurred from its body (11). She then jabbed forward striking once more into the wound (15). The neko could only giggle to see the creature suddenly on its last visible bar on its meter and with it speared it through the neck before pushing her lance down to descend into the ground. The two had made a crater once she landed and it was revealed after the dust cleared that the woman had been in a kneeling position panting in exhaustion. Using so much SP felt as if she had really been doing it. Her gauntlet covered hand went to her chest as she caught a breather and looked forward.

"I can't stop now…." She said before lifting herself up and continued towards the stairs before ascending and moving forward.

Tower Dungeon - 38%

1:30 A.M.


Hilde sighed as she went further into the area and leaned against the step of the second floor going to the third. By this point she had finished yet another battle and a few along the way. She could feel herself growing tired and could only guess from not seeing anyone yet that she had been the only one this far. The walk itself seemed to be getting to her as she looked upon the dungeon map to see where she was. A simple sigh escaped her lips as she personally hoped a few players would come if they weren't too exhausted.



Strasza
Dwarf (34)
EXP:12/30
Gold:80
Baldr - Town Square
1:17


Strasza looked up to examine the elf and then noticed the girl's companion follow up behind her. She smirked examining both of them before crossing her arms and leaning against the door way. There wasn't much to why she had been there when she did other then being at the right place at the right time. However what came from her mouth made the most sense that could be given other then her rude entrance of going into someone's room.

"I couldn't help but over hear your conversation while passing by… It is interesting to the least of everything that has happened. I recently came here to see what KoB would do personally about this matter. It doesn't seem like I'll be getting any back up quite yet. As far as I know, the first dungeon will be cleared before I go to sleep, however…. it-" She began before yawning. "Is rather late… I do hope there is someone out there… you two…" She said before examining there characters.

"Zeta… and Empyrean… We may as well go together if you two are up to it…. I don't mean to rush but I rather not stay in this place too long…"

After looking over there characters and gear she didn't know how affective they would be or even how strong the dungeon itself would be but she didn't care. Too much adrenaline had rushed into her and all she wanted was to get out at this point even if she knew it wasn't going to be as easy as clearing one dungeon.

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Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Empyrean Character Portrait: Zeta

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Strasza
Dwarf (34)
EXP:18/30
Gold:120
Tower Dungeon - 0%
1:41 A.M


Strasza stretched once she entered the dungeon only to look behind her to see only Zeta followed. She shrugged for a moment and was about to run off into the dungeon but stopped after trotting only a few feet. The dwarf thought to herself raising her right index finger to her lips. What was on the mind of the dwarf was basically the thought of running ahead, leaving the two to follow further behind yet it was suddenly turned down. It was now a game of death and no party should split up. The woman waited only a few minutes before Empyrean finally showed up. It was then when the mage finally took in the atmosphere and her surroundings. It was rather cold and musky in this tower but it was nothing to be surprised about. There were many realistic temperatures and field effects in the game. The girl turned to face her companions before talking.

"You know, I heard this dungeon had been cleared... I just don't believe that. If you want to back out midway, you can but I plan on going to the end. I would expect since these dungeons can't be restarted and are basically open, they would give us a message saying a dungeon had been cleared" The woman sighed putting her arms behind her head as she began to walk forward and then began run as her arms lowered down. The girl began to think, if they weren't the only ones here. They need to hurry for god knows what danger they may be in.


Tower Dungeon - 19%
1:50 A.M.


After running for nine minutes the girl panted as she stopped to take a break. Her arm went to her chest and to a point felt as if she could feel her heart beating. The girl then looked back to see if the others were fine behind her before leaning against a wall as she caught her breath.

"man... dungeons in this game must be intense... you'd think with this much running, we'd reach the top... the tower on the outside was definitely not misleading if not underleading the size inside itself. Now this really does make me think those two gave up too easily.." The dwarf said with some pants in between. The girl looked down over the stair case to see how far above the ground they were and quite a ways they were. Enough to kill you in and instant if you fell. To a point this made Strasza queezy and had her back away, shaking her head soon after. The girl then allowed the other two to rest before once again taking off.

Tower Dungeon - 33%
1:57 A.M.


A little longer did the dwarf run up the tower seeing opened chest and emptied rooms. It began to frustrate her to a point but she didn't show it, at least too much. She through her hand against the concrete wall as she made it to this check point. She began to wonder: Who or what party decided to take this much time to go through this dungeon? Was this meant for small groups or perhaps larger? The scale of the dungeon was massive and a solo player having to kill would be quite a struggle seeing they have just been running and have yet to reach the end. In any older MMO, with a straight run like this, they would be at the end even when killing trash mobs along the way. It then dawned her that even normal fields in this game were quite large which she spent quite some time just wandering.

"So what do you guys think of all of this? Been running awhile and still no monsters yet... Not only that but we've yet to reach the end. If anything, not even close." The girl would listen to there replies and then scratch her head in thought as she sighed looking towards the next staircase. It was definitely interesting seeing the interior of the old tower with books opened and sounds of leaks and the slightly darkness that seemed to follow with the area. She began to miss the bright sun of the plains by this point. In a certain moment she couldn't help but realize it had been seventeen minutes since they began the run up the dungeon and could help as she once again began to run to the next staircase how long this would take.

Tower Dungeon - 52%
2:06 A.M.


As they passed mid point of the dungeon the dwarf stretched and sighed looking back to her party members seeig if they were still well.

"We can rest for now if you like but... I'm going to keep going. Like I said earlier, you can rush back out if you don't think its worth it. I wouldn't blame you. This place seems completely cleared out... but I have a feeling we're getting close and I personally want to see what the end of the this tower looks like... I do hope they have an easy way out at the end though. Man that would be horrid if I have to camp here. Especially seeing that dungeons are open zones and definitely not sanctuaries..." The dwarf said softly as she began to go into thought once more. It had been quite a thoughtful night for the girl thus far with everything going on. It was only natural that she'd begin taking things into account, especially when her life is now on the line. The girl began to move forward as she began to think back when the game was really just a game to her. Fresh out of the Alpha box for her at least. Things were so much more laid back and she was less tense but its not like she didn't have a reason to not be.

Strasza let out a sight of relief as she wasn't too sure on what the others would decide but her mind was set. She hoped they wouldn't turn back seeing they walked all would've walked all this way with her and it would be safer as a group but the mage wouldn't blame they to give up. The dwarf also couldn't help but feel slightly dizzy from the lack of sleep yet she also felt the adrenaline pumping up in her with will to go on.

Tower Dungeon - 95%
2:35 A.M.


Twenty-nine minutes passed as Strasza continued up and sighed turning around and looking back. She felt rather discouraged and upset because she climbed this tower and she has yet to see or hear signs of another player yet she didn't reach the boss room yet. This was the final thing her will latched onto until suddenly upon the floor of the tower when she came to the last step sat a Neko woman with a blind fold. She seemed to be still as her legs were curled close to her and her arms hugged her lance.

"Is she sleeping...?" She thought out loud.

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Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Empyrean Character Portrait: Zeta

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Empyrean
Elf(11)
EXP: 3/15
Gold: 1160

Tower Dungeon 0%
1:41 A.M.


Empyrean had made her decision to follow through with her promise. However, as soon as her skin felt the cold dampness of the stale air, she began to regret her choice. It didn't matter, for it was too late to turn back. She wouldn't even if she could. Nothing would cause her to abandon Zeta and her new acquaintance. She just wished the fear causing her stomach to tumble would lessen.

As though the dwarf had heard her inner musings, Strasza spoke, "You know, I heard this dungeon had been cleared... I just don't believe that. If you want to back out midway, you can but I plan on going to the end. I would expect since these dungeons can't be restarted and are basically open, they would give us a message saying a dungeon had been cleared."

The thought that the dungeon might have already been cleared did help her fraying nerves, though she too felt that this was false. If anything, there could be another soul fighting for their life that they could help. Empyrean carefully mulled over Strasza's suggestion to back out midway. Now that she had been given an out, it wouldn't be as if she were fully abandoning them.

Empyrean caught eyes with the girl while walking next to her, "I'll stay until the end."

Tower Dungeon 19%
1:50 A.M.


Empyrean had been a runner back in the real world. She could run all day. But now in this endless dungeon, she found herself to be mildly winded. Maybe spending so much time in the game made her soft. Perhaps it was her fear crushing her lungs and preventing ample airflow. She might never know.

In response to Strasza's glance over the side, she muttered, "Maybe we should stay towards the center of the lane. If we are too close to the edge, it would be easy for someone to surprise attack us and push us off."

Tower Dungeon 33%
1:57 A.M.


Seeing all of the emptied rooms as they ran past was kindling the fire of Empyrean's fear. Each mobless room and treasureless chest reminded her how little a level she was. She didn't have anywhere near as much experience fighting as the other two in her group in this game, let alone games in general. Every room they passed that didn't have a monster to fight was another lost opportunity to practice for this boss. As an archer, she's most likely going to be a safe range away from the monster, whatever it is, but she would be little more than a distraction while Zeta and Strasza were the main attraction.

Strasza's comment brought her to thinking aloud, "What do we do if only the boss is left? We won't know what to expect if no one is there."

Tower Dungeon 52%
2:06 A.M.


Empyrean shrugged in response to Strasza. She had already pledged to go to the end and she was tired of thinking. Her nerves were strained and her mind was tired. For about 2 hours now, she had thought of nothing but her mortality, the futility of continuing the game, her lack of experience. Honesty, she was beginning to annoy herself. She had never been this hopeless before, she wouldn't be now. Instead, she counted her blessings of having Strasza and Zeta to back her up and that she had survived thus far.

"I'll stay with you. I'm sure we can continue on, but if we need to camp we can take sleeping shifts. I'm still awake enough." Staying up into the wee hours of the morning had become kind of a habit since playing the game. Though none have been quite as taxing as these last few.

Tower Dungeon 95%
2:35 A.M.


The monotonous emptiness was slowly driving Empyrean mad. She wanted to just get this battle over with! To her amazement, a neko woman lay on the floor ahead of them. They had finally reached someone that might know what is going on.

"Is she sleeping?" questioned Strasza.

"Is she alive?" Empyrean added in a hopeful tone.

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Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Empyrean Character Portrait: Zeta

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Zeta
Human(29)
EXP: 18/20
Gold: 770

Tower Dungeon 0%
1:41


Zeta opened his eyes after the bright light ebbed away. The dark and cold seeped into his bones through his armour. He had never felt so thankful to be in a guild that supplied members with such powerful armour than he was at that moment. Once his eyes had adjusted to the darkness of the dungeon, he noticed Strasza looking behind him for something. He turned as well and was surprised to see that Empyrean hadn't caught up to them yet. In all their adventures together, she could easily leave him in the dust. As he waited, each passing minute brought him more unease. He couldn't help but worry what could have happened to Em. She could have been taken out by a PKer for all he knew. He had just promised himself to protect her and here he was leaving her behind to find certain death. To his relief, she appeared and he let go of a breath he had been holding since the pillar of light appeared.

Hearing the exchange between the two females of the party, Zeta thought to himself, "Em, you're an idiot." He knew how stubborn she could be, but she was hoping that her fear would cause her to make the smart move and run if the going got tough.

Tower Dungeon 19%
1:50


They had been running for almost 10 straight minutes and it was taking its toll on Zeta. Thankfully, the two women in front of him stopped and he collapsed in a panting heap while they looked barely winded. Though, to his credit, he had never been fond of running and his armour probably weighed more than either of them. The down side to bulky armour was sacrificed mobility and the heavy weight.

Empyrean's statement made him smile, she was beginning to think like a strategist. He had taught her well. He would have patted her on the back and spoke of his pride, but he was quite busy just trying to catch his breath. The other two took off again and while he was in better shape, he still didn't want to run. He hated running.

Tower Dungeon 33%
1:57


So far the group hadn't encountered any sort of mob. Zeta hoped that would change so he could finally rest. He wasn't sure what that said about him if he thought fighting was a rest compared to running. Though if they had to travel much further, he wasn't sure how useful he would be in a fight either. His lack of sleep was catching up to him and his armour felt heavier with every step.

He leaned against the wall in an attempt to rest his aching legs and replied. "We assume we don't know what we are up against and take it one step at a time."

Tower Dungeon 52%
2:06


Reaching the half way point, Zeta seriously considered taking up Strasza's offer. They hadn't encountered one enemy mob or otherwise and he was tired beyond all thought. Unfortunately for him, he saw Empyrean's will to stay in the dungeon. Her stubbornness was certainly getting the better of her. He wanted to stay with her, but he also wanted to sleep in his bed back at the barracks. Normally, he'd be all for defeating a dungeon, but he was getting bored of just running. His lungs felt as though they were on fire.

"Damn it" was his only response to his other party members.

Tower Dungeon 95%
2:35


Thankfully, the girls had stopped again. Unfortunately, this was due to a body in the middle of the way. She obviously wasn't an NPC, but she was still laying there so she also wasn't dead.

"She's alive, Em. She could be dangerous though." Zeta reached for his sword, ready to begin the fight he had been waiting for.

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Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Empyrean Character Portrait: Zeta

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Strasza
Dwarf (34)
EXP:18/30
Gold:120




[center]Hilde
Neko (36)
EXP:15/30
Gold:1850
Tower Dungeon - 95%
2:35 A.M.




Hilde had been taking a small catnap for the last twenty minutes accidentally from her taking a short break without realizing how exhausted she had become. The world just wasn't normal anymore especially when she wasn't use to the fact that her character (Herself) was still in the game. Usually the game logged you out the moment it sensed you were asleep but that was then and this is now. While in her daze as her eyes were closed she began to think of all these factors as what seemed to be hearing voices. Asking whether she was alive or asleep. This only made her wonder if the whole thing was a dream and she was really back in reality. Neighbors just came in to see if she was ok, thats all. The Neko's eyes on the outside began to move although it was obviously hidden yet her eyebrows did begin to quiver. Her fingers began to move as if they were feeling to see there surroundings and suddenly in instinct she grabbed her pole arm. Which suddenly made her gasp, jerking herself up. It was then when she found her drowsed answer as her head moved to see the 3 players near her. First the the dwarf and then moved to the elf and then the human who was reaching for his sword.

"You don't want to do that…" She said lifting herself up only to jab her pole arm into the ground to help her. Strasza crooked her head before looking to the others only to notice Zeta going for his weapon which she immediately threw her hand in the way and shook her head. The dwarf then went to the menu and accessed the examine menu and finally realized who this player was. It wasn't natural for a character model such a this, especially as a Neko but this made complete sense. Although her thoughts were only of what she read which other then that wasn't anything too special. Closing the menu Strasza began to speak.

"I'm sorry but we're not here to fight. I was simply looking to clear this dungeon and wasn't too sure if someone was up here. Were there others with you…?"

"Ha - No dear. It's been me the entire time.. you caught me in my catnap. I forgot I can't just fall asleep with the helmet on anywhere… These dungeons are too long…I'm surprised It's taken so long for creatures so low. I'm also surprised no one came sooner… I guess the world is too afraid and in shock still" Hilde replied.

"No.. Its more so people just believe the dungeon is cleared already… traveling 15% of the way and no mobs does tend to say something but ---" The dwarf began until interrupted.

"There would've been some global message seeing dungeons can only be done once in the entire world. None the less… as you see the last five percent is this long hall way and … that door. These monsters have been some thrill but I can only wonder how powerful the boss will be"

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Character Portrait: Strasza Character Portrait: Hilde Character Portrait: Empyrean Character Portrait: Zeta

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Empyrean
Elf(12)
EXP: 6/15
Gold: 1180

Tower Dungeon 95%
2:35 A.M.


Despite Zeta's statement, Empyrean was more than a little surprised when the Neko woman began standing and spoke. The elf couldn't help the shiver that shook her body from the powerful aura of the woman. Her blindfolded eyes certainly added to her mystery. At the woman's remark about Zeta's over-protectiveness, Em gently placed a hand on his shoulder, knowing his heart was in the right place. Zeta seemed to be the type that shot first and asked questions later. Hopefully, she'd be able to teach him one day that violence was very rarely the answer.

Em kept quiet as the two far more experienced players were talking, but her antsy feeling was returning. If anything, they were wasting time and strength talking about who cleared the tower so far. At this point, it didn't matter to her who cleared it as long as they could finish off the boss and go home. Though, they couldn't really go home. They were stuck in this damn game. Something that her mind continually decided to remind her of. She began to shift her weight from one leg to another. The dungeon was slowly stealing her sanity and she was wondering if that was actually a side effect of being in the dungeon or just the game itself. In the past 2 hours, she had become much more confident in her abilities as a player and her personality was much different. Becoming trapped definitely caused her stress, but she still felt a little detached as though it wasn't actually happening.

After one of the women made a remark about the boss, Em could hardly contain her anxiety. She really just wanted to leave the dungeon and curl up in Zeta's bed where she can pretend all of this was a dream. With surprising confidence, she finally broke her silence, "I don't know about you all, but all this waiting is making me nervous. If I've learned anything from my brothers playing games, it's that we won't know what to expect until we fight at least the first boss. We could be psyching ourselves out over nothing. Not that the boss will be easy, but if we think about it too much, it will just make it that much harder to defeat. I say we figure out who will lead us into the room and just take it from there. I'm ready."

And she was. She would take down anything in her way to get home.

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