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Ruins of Mer

Ruins of Mer

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Amidst the crumbling ruins of another age. An ancient people, the Mer have made their home. Soon though a threat to their way of life arises. What will become of the gentle people of Mer.[TWO SPOTS OPEN]

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Plot- For years the Sinking islands have been a mystery and the Mer which inhabit them even more so. It isn’t long before a researcher sets out for this island wising to know more about he lost ruins and the mer. they wishes to commutate with hem if he can and him and his assistant sets out to do so.

The researcher isn’t the only one interested in the Mer though a scientist also wishes to study them. He considers them nothing more than fish however and wishes to capture one to dissect, maybe even sell them if they can. Him and his assistant head towards the island as well.

A treasure hunter hears of the ruins and at once thinks about the treasure that could be found there. They know nothing of the Mer but sets out
anyone hoping to get their hands on some treasure.

Rogue Mer have migrated from the cold harsh arctic. They are a brutal as there former environment would suggest. Their culture although similar to the Mer of the ruins but different in some aspects. The easily make their way towards the island.


Location- A small Tropical Island, off the coast of Barony. This isle has been slowly sinking in the water for decades. The left side of the island is still above water but the right side is half submerged. On the right side of the island was built a large architect ruins, half of this amazing structure was outside above ground while another half a network of large coven and tunnels was below ground. The half that is below ground because of erosion of the island has become submerged in water. And a lot of the walls have fallen down and opened up to the sea. The Mer once only inhabiting the area around the island and the shallow swamps and large tidal pools moved in the ruins making their small hollow dens in the crumbling rock.

map of the sinking island

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Mer have very long tails, at least twice the size of human’s legs. There is the large fin at the end of their tails than there are fins on the sides of their tails and a larger one on the small of their back down where their butt would be. These fin flare out to manoeuvre around tight corners and small crevices inside the ruins where they made their homes. These side fins are brightly coloured in green and blues and sometimes rare streaks of purple and pink. They are brightly coloured to attract mates and flare out when around a Mer they are interested in. (Mer mate for life) Tails on males are thicker and stronger while females tend to be slim but still strong.

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Facial features are extremely smooth on females and a little rougher on males but not much. Most Mer wear they hair long although there are some who cut it short. There gills are on either side of their necks, these close up when the Mer on land. Mer have slightly sharper teeth than people this is so they can easily into their food, small fish and different types of sea vegetation. Mer unlike mermaids are not friends of fish cannot speak their language or speak with them telepathically.

Mer have pale skin because of the fact they are under water so much and don’t receive much sun, although Mer that make their homes in the pools on the left side of the island tend to have a little more color to them. Mer skin is also smoother and tougher than human skin

In the front of the female tail there is a scale that retracts during intercourse, some with the males a scale retract and there you know becomes apparent. There of course isn’t going to be any mature content in this RP I only included this info to show that a human and Mer relationship is possible but it has and always will end in ruin.

Mer can only survive up about 2 hours above water. It a lot like how whale hold their breath while underwater only it switched. Mer gills close and they hold their breath above water, they can still speak and stuff of course.

Culture

Mer can speak a few human languages they learn fast and depending on where they’ve been pick up things. Mer however cannot speak above ground and do not have a language of their own. Instead Mer use body langue to speak to each other while in water.
Two examples of Mer communication-

A female loosely wrapping her tail or brushing her tail against a male is considered flirting. The more tightly there tails are wrapped together the more intimate it is considered. Mer kiss too but only their actual mates, they use their tails to court each other until then.
If a Mer hits another more tail it can mean their being playful or it can mean ‘go away.’ Depending on the situation of the Mer involved it usually obvious what they telling the other Mer by the facial expression they have while hitting the other Mer.

Mermaids do not wear clothes they don’t need them because ether bodies adjust to whatever temperature they are exposes to. There do however wear accessories, old jewellery found in the ruins or sometime sold netting for shawls. Some don’t bother unlike popular belief Mer are not vain creatures and do not have beautiful voices that can put people in trances.

Mer are hunters, they are intelligent as any human, maybe even more, and they just have a different way of living. The do not hunt humans or attack them useless they feel threatened.




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Rescearcher-Isabella~ bellelaine
Their assistant-Elliot jones~soulcandy

scientist-Drake~bellelaine
Their assistant-

Treasure hunter-tiberis~Spikerer
Partner (optional)- Alexander grumman~Dtalon

Rogue Mer female1-Solice~thecarzyfrenchlady
rogue mer male 2-

Mer female 1- Nim~ soulcandy
Mer female2-Tiana~zodia195
Mer male 1-Eros~ Jane storm
Mer male 2-nikara~Penfold




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That was it. Once their lips met, it was set in stone. There would be no away around it nor any possible way to ignore the feelings she now very briefly understood. Eros' hands held her small waist against his muscular figure tightly as if they could not ever get close enough, but that was okay with her. He was the fire and she was the ice. Whatever they held between them had been magnified by one thousand, and then some. Her dark wet hair stuck to her skin and draped over his shoulder lightly. What was she thinking? Despite the fact that her mind screamed at her to stop, her body was telling her some completely different things though she did not succumb to her mind whatsoever.

It was obvious time had passed by the time Isabella pulled away. She wanted to continue on, but she had grown out of breath and it was apparent by the way her chest rose and fell quickly. "oh... I shouldn't have done that." The woman backed away from him, keeping her hand on of his shoulders, "I apologize... I'm sorry."


(short I know, but I want you guys to know I am still alive)

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(wrong page, I'm so dumb XD the msg is in the OOC now)

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Tiana screamed when she saw Nikara drag the beast down to the ocean floor. She thought he was badly injured but when she saw he was okay, she sighed a bit but didn't dare relax. She barely caught his warning to swim away and warn everyone else, but she felt torn. She would have replied but Nikara swimmed in the opposite direction of her towards open water. She would do what he would say, for now, but instead of warning the other mer, she would go for help. So swimming off as fast as her fins could carry her, she headed for the tunnels, but before she could get there, she saw a large group of male mer swimming towards her. She was relieved to see her father and brothers amongst them. She swimmed and threw herself into her father's arms. He held her tightly before releasing her and signed.

~Tiana, we heard that a giant sea serpent is near the ruins. Is that true?~ he asked.

~Yes father. It appeared out of nowhere. Nikara is fighting it. He lead it southeast of the ruins. I don't want him to get hurt! Please help him!~ she gestured, emphasizing the last part.

Her father could see that Tiana had developed some strong feelings for this Nikara. He liked the male mer himself even though he only met him a few times. Still, Tiana was his baby and it was hard to see her distressed. He looked at his stones and they were looking at Tiana in confusion. They never saw her act this way before. They wondered who this Nikara was and what he was to their sister. Right now though they had to take care of this sea serpent.

~Go home Tiana, we'll bring Nikara back safely.~ Tiana's father assured her before swimming off with her brothers and other mer warriors.

Tiana felt shaken and just did nothing but worried.

The male mer quickly found Nikara and the sea serpent, before swimming into action to take down the giant beast.

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“I shouldn't have done that." The woman backed away from him, keeping her hand on one of his shoulders, "I apologize... I'm sorry."
Eros smiled wickedly before pulling her back and kissing Isabella one more time. Then he let go and backed away just a bit.
“Yes, you shouldn’t have stopped.” His eyes were full of fire. Eros wanted to take her to the depths of the ocean, to lock her in his room and never let go. He knew that was impossible for it would mean her death. Still, there had to be some way to be with her forever.

Eros and the rest of the mers could stay above water no more than two hours. That was the painful truth and he had to accept it.
“Isabella...I....” he didn’t get to finish the sentence. Just a few feet behind them stood another mer, a child mer..a boy. He hissed at Isabella before waving his tail to Eros, signaling him to go udnerwater so they can communicate. He was very close to Eros, for what reasons though, only he knew.

“I’ll be back” he said and dove, swimming towards the mer boy.
“Eros, the Big Snake is back and there are only two adults fighting it. They need help.”
“The Big Snake? I can’t fight it, i’ll just get in their way, Tico. Now leave me be, I have something important to do.”
The little boy narrowed his eyes.
“Is a human more important than your fellow mers, Eros? I despise you!” he said angrily and swam back. “I’ll help them and then I’ll tell everyone how you coward away!”
Eros sighed if a mer could sigh that is. He went back to Isabella and gave her a tiny starfish.

“I’ll see you here tonight, I have to go now.” He said bitterly then kissed her for the third time that day and swam to follow the boy, not looking behind.

They arrived just when Nikara already wounded the beast in many places and Tiana’s father was there to help him kill it once and for all. There wasn’t much Eros could do to help, he didn’t even have a weapon at him and even if he did, he still wouldn’t know how to use it. Then the serpent did something incredible. Wounded and angered as it was, he wrapped his tail around Tiana’s father and started to coil it around the mer trying to crush his bones.

Nikara was still aiming for the beast’s eyes when the snake dodged his lance and tried to hit him with the tail and Tiana’s father wrapped inside it.
“Nikara, watch out!”
Eros grabbed a rock and threw it at the snake. The beast didn’t felt it at all.
“Stay here, Tico” he said and took a piece of glass from the bottom of the sea.

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nikara caught eroses signs and looked at him jsut as the beast slammed nikara sending the wounded mer down to the ground and a gurgle. tianas brothers gasped and charged stabbing at the beast untill its tail let go of their father and they took him to a sfe distance.

nikaras endurance was fading, he was in too much pain but he urged the last of the strength he had left to get up blood forming a small cloud around him which caught the beasts attention and begun to charge at the blood cloud. in a burst of speed nikara charged forward and wam into the beasts mouth and stabbed upwards. the beast closed its mouth but it was held open by nikaras lance, he swam out tiredly and once free simply fell to the floor losing conciousness, the serpent screamed in pain now blinded and only smelling his own blood unable to tell where anything was it thrashed about hitting the reefs causing bits of coral to fall on hit nikaras limp body.

he led on the sea floor showing he was still alive just unconcious. it was then tiana's brothers returned and gestured to eros
*help mer! get him away or attack the beast choose!*

their signed were rushed and urgent for obvious reasons as they took places by his fins and stabbed under the fins where there are no scales causing the beast to momentarily freeze in pain, nikara awoke but was un able to move much he looked at his wounded body how half his tail fin had been bitten off and then lost conciousness once again. at the mercy of the beast or any who came near him. his last thought was of tiana and how he managed to get her to safety, but was sad that he may never see her again. the beast was blinded to sight and smell but it was still alive and still very powerful. who knows how long it has left in terms of energy. he tried to urge his body up but it only resulted in him drifting off more and more

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The waiting became too much for Tiana. Every second, every moment felt like an eternity. She also had this sinking feeling that something was wrong. Right now, Tiana was in her room. Her mother, sisters-in-law, and her other brothers' girlfriends founded her and they all were at her home. As comforting as her family was, nothing could be done to erase the fear that was building in her heart. Finally, she could no longer wait. Tiana left her room to go find her mother. Her mother was with the others in the 'family room'.

~Tiana, what is it?~ her mother asked.

~I can't wait any longer mother. I have to see if Nikara and others are okay.~ Tiana replied, trying to keep her emotions at bay.

The matronly female mer looked at her youngest. She knew how her daughter felt for when she was her age, her father had protected her from a mass shark attacked and was almost killed in the process. It hadn't been long after they had met and her mother knew she met her mate after that incident. She sincerely hoped that Nikara survived this for she knew that Tiana wouldn't be able to take the loss. Her daughter's statement though worried her.

~Honey, it's too dangerous.~

~I know momma, but can't i just take one look? I promise I'll be careful.~ Tiana begged.

~Let her go mother, but maybe several others could go with her.~ said her eldest brother's mate, Baline.

~All right. Take Cyrus and Illius with you.~ Tiana's mother said.

Cyrus and Illius were twins and Tiana's cousins. They were staying there with them to help protect them just in case the serpent came back to the island. It didn't take long to convince the twins to go with Tiana and by the time they reached the area where the fight took place, Tiana saw several of her brothers rushing to help a fallen mer. A closer look and Tiana saw it was Nikara. She would have swam over but her cousins grabbed her arms and held her down. She tried to get loose, but her cousins were too strong. Her brothers that rescued Nikara caught sight of them and carried the unconsious Nikara to them. Tiana could feel tears run down her face. Oh please he couldn't be dead. She placed a hand on his heart and felt it beating. He was still alive! Hope spranged to her face.

~Take him to Tiana's place.~ Cyrus told her two brothers.

More warriors were arriving and Tiana's cousins stayed as well as Tiana and her brothers took Nikara to her place.

Once Nikara was settled, Tiana, her mother, and several others set about to healing him. Where the men in her family were fighters, Tiana and the females were healers. They tried helping Nikara as much as possible and Tiana never left his side, even after her female relatives left.

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Eros was astonished, forezn with fear and doubt. If Nikara's energy diminished so fast after wrestling with the snake like that, then he surely had no chance of survival. Still, the beast was weakened and blinded and he seemed at its limit.
*help mer! get him away or attack the beast choose!* The strong mer still had enough energy to signal him.
Eros rushed with the glass shard in his hand to meet the snake right after Nikara passed out. He only managed to scratch a few scales down before the snake turned around hissing and trying to take a bite from the mer's shimmering tail.

Eros plunged again, avoiding the poisonous fangs and stabbed the snake just beneath his opened mouth, were he was vulnerable. Just then Tiana and some other mer rushed over, a few of them taking Nikara away from the snake's reach. It was safe now to try and hit him again, the snake was coiling around in agony, taken aback by the attack. It was too late for him, Eros plunged the glass shard in the same spot and moved it from right to left, wounding the beast a little more. He never done anything remotely heroic in his life, yet he managed to do this sort of thing. Too bad for him, there was no one left that he knew to congratulate him, only a few mers and Tico who was so excited by the whole thing that he started to sway back and forth like a fish in a net. Tiana and her cousins along with her brothers were probably already at her home, taking care of Nikara.

The snake coiled around itself in agony, smashing the ocean floor with his tail, sending waves of sand all over the place. Eros had only a little time to flee, taking Tico with him, out of the beast's way. The other Mers went forward to help him defeat the beast.

Eros only wished that Isabella saw him being brave. His hair was full of the snake's sticky blood and his fins were a little messed up, but he looked decent enough to try and see her again. The only thing was that he told her they would meet again that night and the sun wasn't even about to set. Actually he wanted to boast with his heroism and since Nim was the only Mer that seemed to listen to him, Eros thought of her first. Now they had to finish this once and for all, so he waited for a miracle.

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Nim swam along the cold tunnels a little disappointed after waiting around in the tidal pool for most of the morning she still hadn’t seen any humans. “Why does Eros get all the interesting meetings?” She whined quietly to herself. She excited the tunnels out into the sea. At once the faint smell of blood reached her senses. Stopping she glanced around, the few Mer milled about seeming rattled to her. She swam to the nearest Mer asking what happened while she had been gone.

“It was large serpent; it’s gone now though Eros killed it.” Nim didn’t quite believe that. “Are you sure it was him.” She asked suspiciously. “Yes I’m sure, look there he goes.” Nim glanced over to where the other Mer was waving. it didn’t take her long to spot the Mer, especially with the blood on him. Thanking the other Mer, Nim swam over. Coming up from behind him she gave him a light knock on his tail. “What happened to you? “ She asked, still a bit sceptical that he had killed the serpent. After all this was Eros. She came to swim alongside him waiting for him to replay. By the look on his face she had no doubt he was about to boast.

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