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Castle Vankoryth Upper Level

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Rooms are nestled amidst the never-ending corridors and hallways. Akio's Lab, Residential Chambers, and the Library are on this floor.

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Setting

Rooms are nestled amidst the never-ending corridors and hallways. One could get lost for days by simply taking the wrong turn; and the identical red carpets acting like a blanket for each road would only serve to hinder you.
Only the vases of dead flowers...
The dusty paintings of unnerving figures,
Ever-watching eyes...
And of course, the occasional prowler...
Could help you on your way to your destination..

  • GUEST ROOMS
  • RESIDENTIAL CHAMBERS
  • AKIO'S LAB
  • LIBRARY

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Castle Vankoryth Upper Level

Rooms are nestled amidst the never-ending corridors and hallways. Akio's Lab, Residential Chambers, and the Library are on this floor.

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Castle Vankoryth Upper Level is a part of Castle Vankoryth.

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Akira [1]
Aline Banford [1] Commodore Aline "Devil's Grace" Banford
Ashnu [1] What? You found something?! Let me see.
Desmond Cooper [1] "Me, werewolf?" He laughs. "No madame, I am much more than that."
White Dawn [1] A thin old man, shrouded in a white veil.

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Character Portrait: Akio Revela Character Portrait: Venlak

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Akio had ended up falling asleep for a bit of a nap, possibly because of his young body even though he could stay awake for a week straight if he wanted to, taking off his pants and just diving into the bed. Normally he would take off more, but he thought someone might knock on his door with news about what he had asked for the party: Dragon Meat, two thousand year old wine, those gummy bears that everyone loves but no one seems to be able to get their hands on, despite the fact they are still being produced. That and much more, so Akio wanted to get some rest, but did not want to have to get completely dressed before answering. And if someone barged in, he would just beat them up and do something or another.

But that did not stop Akio from getting annoyed when he heard someone enter his room and prowl around. This was his room after all. And what if Akio had been sleeping naked? Well, there were the baths, and his body was that of a ten year old physically, but he still disliked this massive breach of privacy! And did this guy forget that vampires tended to have excellent hearing? He could hear the shifting of books, and other such things. As Akio was just getting out of his oversized bed, he then heard something unforgivable...the sound of someone touching the handle of his freezer.

"Initiate Protocol Alpha!"

He shouted the command, and then suddenly two large golems decloaked next to the freezer and surrounded Venlak. But that was not all. Automatic Turrets also appeared from the ceiling, and would target Venlak with pinpoint accuracy. To make it more extreme, Akio himself was now standing inbetween Venlak and the exit. He was still only wearing a T shirt and boxers, but he was also wielding the Wand (Staff) of the God Nightingale. His Golems were also agile and flexible, not to mention accurate themselves. Akio had designed them with the intention of making sure they would not accidentally damage anything.

"Are you an idiot? Did you not read the signs? Who the hell break's into a child's room anyways?!"

Actually, Akio was probably older then the person who broke in. He stopped counting age a long time ago, and only get birthday cakes that had the age he turned at. Of course, he only still celebrated for the cakes and presents. It was the only reason he still remembered the day itself.

"I do hope your ready for punishment!"

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Character Portrait: Akio Revela Character Portrait: Venlak

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Venlak jumped so far his head hit the ceiling. "Oh hey." Ven spun around as he hit the ground. ~Kid? Signs? Child's room?~ Ven stuttered severely. "I- O- I- W- I mean that. I didn't know this was a kids room. Um. Your room?" He found it hard to believe a kid would take interest in such old things. Or any of the things he saw. "I- I can leave." Ven pointed to the door behind Akio. "I mean, I didn't know this room was occupied. Kinda?" He took a tiny step forward, then a tiny step back.

"W-well. I could..." Ven didn't know what to say to the... Kid? He cleared his throat. "We could act like this never happened? Punishment sounds a bit harsh, doesn't it? Maybe a reward for leaving and never returning?" Ven laughed awkwardly as he then looked at the security measures taken. "I was debating whether I would open the big door but I see that I've decided no."

He was trying so hard not to bust out laughing in such a weird situation. The Kid looked like he was gonna kill him but it looked so funny. ~Maybe he's in a forgiving mood? Probably not.~

"I mean, it'd be a shame if I took up your time for the upcoming ball wouldn't it?" Ven soon smiled awkwardly. "You're a smart boy... Man. Guy. Dude. Person. By what you've collected. I myself have quite a large collection of things of old. Maybe we could switch out sometime?"

Venlak ran his hand through his hair, wondering what he got himself into. He couldn't bring himself to ignore temptations to enter a room. But it also seemed that his adventuring days would be over. Why must they end so quickly? Well, not too quickly. He forgot how many places he'd been to so maybe this would be a good end? What could possibly go wrong? Death? It then crossed Ven's mind that this kid might be a sadist. "But we can talk this out. Maybe come to an agreement?" His words were all over the place.

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Character Portrait: Akio Revela Character Portrait: Venlak

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Akio smiled with a rather innocent, childlike smile that one might think he was happy...however, the atmosphere around him was filled with so much bloodlust even professional killers might get overwhelmed. Furthermore, Akio's sheer presence was starting to become overwhelming. So that innocent, childlike smile....could be felt as extremely scary.

"Given what experiences you have, I am going to guess that even though I am a kid, you are at least two to three centuries younger then me...."

Suddenly, out of his staff and every corner of the room, dark tendrils appeared and moved towards Venlak. They also closed the doors and blocked the exits, and the windows and doors themselves became sealed in a magic barrier Akio had developed. It was reinforced too, and had multiple layers. The room was already similarly shielded, but the doors and windows required activation for obvious reasons.

The tendrils would move and try to bind Venlak from being capable of moving on his own, and would drag Venlak towards an experimentation table. If they got him on it, the table itself would then also restrain him, and it was designed to hold things much stronger then vampires. The room itself was already made impenetrable, so the table was also made to hold even gods.

"Now, today we have some choices you see...I was curious if this new organ I developed, an artificial organ that combined technology and magic, would work as I wanted it to. This one will increase your healing ability, and also make you slightly more resistant to the sun. I think. I need to make sure it wont make the user sick though. Oh, oh wait! Why not use you to test out some archaic spell! Or maybe, I could give you a new drug I created to improve vampire resistance, and then force you to remain in the sun to see how effective it is!"

Akio had oh so many lovely ideas. But probably not for Vel. Vel would need to beg just a bit harder, or offer him something, to get him to tone down.

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Character Portrait: Akio Revela Character Portrait: Venlak

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Venlak chuckled quietly. "Come on. What do you want? You have to want something. I mean, I'd like to stay as I am seeing how I can handle the sun perfectly fine." Venlak struggled to get free. "Cookies and ice cream? Something dating back to an ancient war? Something embued with energy that you could never dream up in your wildest dream? I know a guy who knows a guy. I can get that." Ven was pulling out whatever he could. "Something to... PROGRESS your research? Harness energy to block out the sun? I can get this stuff man." The charade which Ven kept up was quite pathetic, to be honest.

~What did Akio want? There had to be something!~ "I can get you a test subject. Someone who'd be willing to go along. Come on! We can sort this out, can't we? I wouldn't have come in here if I saw the warning or whatever it was on the front door. There can't be anything you're looking for huh?"

Venlak paused with his rambling as he thought of something. "Why would you need test subjects... Unless you are still trying to perfect something? I- I mean, like I said before. I can get you a willing test subject. He's pathetic, really. But he can also endure a lot." Ven kept rambling and rambling, he was hoping something he said would catch this Kid's attention. Not that he was scared or anything... He'd just like to keep all of himself intact with nothing placed or tested on him.

"I swear, whatever you're looking for, I can get it. Trust me!" Ven was truly pulling himself deep into his pockets. "What about... Stuff from an entirely different universe? Someplace that doesn't connect with any known universe because it can't? I'm a collector. I can get... collector... Stuff. Things." Ven kept talking he wasn't sure which one of these would get this Kid's attention. "I'm pulling everything I can think of. I mean... I really love the two words; I mean. Anyway, I mean, can't I get you one of these? There has to be one of these things that caught your attention... right?"

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Character Portrait: Akio Revela Character Portrait: Venlak

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"Voyons, laissez-nous voir" Akio spoke, in some rather nice French. "Châtiment....ah, I'm sorry. You don't speak French, do you?"

Akio just gave a wry smile as he came over, while Ven was being held down and was unable to move. "Listen, its unfortunate for you that you happened to be the first person to break into my room. You see, I do have to set an example after all. Now...if it makes you feel better, I won't be cutting you open today!"

This was the first time someone entered his room without invitation, or it being an emergency...well, sometimes some of the maids did to wake him up, but they had received permission to do so. Therefore, Akio had to set an example. That said, he didn't want to risk killing the guy right off the bat either, thought that might be bad for him.

And so, Akio took out a book, drew some blood from Ven, and put it in the book, before placing it back on a nearby table. That was actually a book that let him summon duplicates of whatever he put the blood from into that. It was also Soul-Linked to Akio so only he could use it.

And then, he took out another book and a staff. "I have decided what I am going to do to you. Now, you might have some unpleasant experiences after I test this spell out on you. It has been untested so far, because I need a target for the effect, and of course its hard to get volunteers to test it out on. So thank you for 'Volunteering' for this. Now...."

And then, Akio chanted the spell. "Glaoim ar na biotáillí neamhghnácha, cónaí taobh istigh den duine seo, déan an t-árthach atá i bhfolach air agus gníomhóidh sé leis na mortals, agus lig sé le réimse an duine leis an gcosc seo." (I call upon the unholy spirits, dwell within this one, make him the hidden vessel that will act with the mortals, and let him traverse the realm of man with this cloak of concealment!)

Once the spell did take hold, what would happen is that the target would first feel intense pain and agony, enough that his screams might be heard from anyone in the area. At the same time, his body would appear to change slowly...indeed, although he would still smell of vampire, the magic took away the paleness of the skin, performed some other maintenance, and while it was all very painful, if one was the type of vampire who no longer had a heartbeat like most, they would feel the unpleasant, agonizing experience of their heart beating inside their own chest.

And yet, the vampire fangs were still there, as well as all the abilities. That is the effect shown by anyone who would be hit by this spell. Although any vampire or experienced individual would easily see through it on close inspection, from a distance it would be able to fool even the eldest of vampires.

In other words, the spell was a concealment spell to let vampires have a better chance of hiding among mortals.

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Character Portrait: Akio Revela Character Portrait: Venlak

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Venlak could feel the spell... Concealment... thing... working. Through IMMEASURABLE PAIN AND AGONY. Nothing he wasn't too unfamiliar with due to his days in a war. He struggled and screamed out in the most horrendous pain. "I always did hate little magic books!" Ven tried to grab anything to direct the pain onto. "That's dirty! Doing that to me as I'm withheld!" All through his painful screams too. Although he wasn't unfamiliar with this much pain, it was a long time since he felt such pain.

He felt exhausted. Almost to the point of fainting. If he had something to direct the pain onto, maybe he wouldn't be so exhausted... But that was life. An annoying thorn in his side. But hearing his heart pump like it was in his ears was a feeling he dearly missed. "So I guess this is the best you could do... A concealment type of spell? I've run into something similar but a bit more painful. Just used on the opposite effects of what you got there." And what he meant by opposite was that the book would turn you into a vampire permanently. "I'll be sure not to break into your place again," Ven said before coughing. "I know what could happen to me." His knees got wobbly, causing him to drop down. "It took a bigger toll on me than I expected."

Ven soon after smiled goofily as he looked up at the "Kid". "Don't assume what my experiences are. You'd be surprised at what I can hide and fool people with." He grunted to stand up but failed. "It's nice to see that your research can permit such an outcome though." Then Ven just went silent from exhaustion and talking too much.

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Character Portrait: Akio Revela Character Portrait: Venlak
  1. That kick wasn't auto hit or godmod or anything, it was previously agreed upon Akio would kick him out of the room afterwards. :)

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Akio, who was still smiling, patted him on the back. "Since you were the first, I needed to set an example...well, also you touched my freezer without permission after entering my room without permission, so yeah. Now..."

Akio snapped his fingers, the doors to his lab flung open, and then...

Akio literally kicked him out of the room!

"Next time, I will take your arm. Now, I need to go finish taking my nap. Do keep in mind that you appear mortal in a castle full of vampires right now. Il leave it to you to explain this to them! Try to put me at fault though, and I will remove all your organs next time and replace them with magus tech that might explode!"

Saying that with the expression of a cute, sweet innocent child, Akio smiled at him, before closing the doors...

A rumor would be circulating around the castle later that there were two large doors with a warning sign on it, that absolutely should be respected.

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Venlak Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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This was the best day ever.

Terun returned from The Piata with a grand purchase. He rushed up the stairs to his room, blasting past anyone and everyone, nothing but a black shadow. Slam! The boy flung himself on the bed. He furiously tore at the ribbon. Tissue stuffing flew into shreds!

The package fell away as Terun held the music box aloft. It was as beautiful, if not more, than it had been in Hollowed Goods. The silver gleamed in the eternal candle light of his room. He set it carefully down on the bed before him. Terun ran his cold and dead fingers across the edges of the box.

Then, he flipped it open. A haunting tune filled the room.

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Venlak Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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So happy was the vampire boy with his music box. The long dead witch Nerissa Ravencrest had been with the boy from the moment he set his hands on her music box. Nerissa invisible floats though the boy's room taking in the sights. "Castle Vankoryth... such a place for me to explore..." she thought. But first to have a little fun with the new owner of her box. With a quick wave of her hand the music box slammed shut...

Nerissa would wait until the boy went to check it out before with another wave opened it once again the creepy song starting up where it left off.

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Venlak Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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Terun's smile disappeared when the music box slammed shut. He didn't command it to shut. Why did it shut? He leaned in close, jumping back when it flew open and almost hit him in the face.

"Hey!" Terun frowned, realizing the temperature of the room had shifted. Colder. He peered into the box, but found it empty.

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Venlak Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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Nerissa let out a giggle "how do you like my music box?" She asked appearing by the door for only a moment before sliding right though it to the hall. "Find me if you can!" she said as she disappeared though the door.

Nerissa looked up and down the hall such a huge place... she could use a guide... if the boy vampire would play along.

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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Terun’s jaw dropped. A ghost?! And what did she mean, her box? He had bought it fair and square! Terun scrambles to the edge of the bed, but by then she had slipped to the hall.

“Hey! Wait!” Terun slipped into the shadows, melding with them and sliding himself in a whisper under and out the door. Where did she go?

The small vampire stepped from the shadows to stand in the center of the winding hall. The curtains were all drawn. There were also many doors - too many to start guessing, and some he knew to avoid. A scream came from somewhere distant in the castle. Terun shuddered, knowing of Akio and his lab.

“Hello?”

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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Nerissa was impressed in the boy's power. "Your magic is impressive..." she said from behind him. But if he turned he would see nothing but the hall.

"Tell me your name... and I shall tell you mine!" Nerissa said her voice sounding like she was flying in an orbit around the boy, which in fact she was.

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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"Terun!" The young vampire spun around, and then around again, unable to locate exactly where she was. Who was she, and what was she doing in his music box? He refused to accept that it perhaps belonged to someone else, especially since he spent money on it.

"Who are you?" He stood very still and closed his eyes, beginning to perceive time to be slower to him than it was before. He could sense that this little trick seemed to have absolutely no effect. He still could not locate the voice, and it wasn't moving any slower. This made him very curious. He didn't know ghosts could do that.

"What were you doing in my music box?"

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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"Terun...Hmm" Nerissa Mused as she came to a stop in front of Terun. Suddenly appearing in front of him she looked almost human for a moment before her form seemed to flicker.

Hovering slightly over the ground she gave a small curtsy as she said, "I am Nerissa the Witch of Ravencrest."

Nerissa looked to the door where her music box was. "Got a bit more then you paid for did you not?" Nerissa asked with a sly but sad smile.

"That box was my favorite item in life... When I...was... when I died my soul was bound to it..." Nerissa explained. "Where it goes... I go."

"But enough of gloom!" Nerissa said with a twirl. "I want to see my new surroundings! And you oh holder of my music box seem the perfect guide."

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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Terun slipped into the shadows, flickering invisible and back again as he was startled by her sudden appearance. She, too, flickered before him- but in a much more unsettling manner. He gave a small bow when she curtsied.

So she's stuck with the box, how sad! When Terun looked back from his room to Nerissa there was sorrow in his black eyes. He seemed to forget all about it being his box for the moment. The sadness didn't last for long, for Nerissa twirled and requested a tour, "Of course! "

The boy flashed a fanged grin and slipped back to his room, locking the door. It was lonely in Castle Vankoryth for him, and this lady would appear to be a new friend. He would hate for anyone to interfere. Terun turned and waved for Nerissa to follow him. He darted down the halls and around corners, past eerie paintings which sometimes seemed to be watching.

"Do you like to read?" Terun asked Nerissa, stopping in front of a set of grand double doors.

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Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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Nerissa was able to match Terun's speed with ease as he lead her down the hall. She was aware of the feeling of being watched and the scream from before she too had heard. While this boy seemed fine... What would the older Vampires think of her when they found out about her?

Terun's question broke her thought and she looked to the door. "I do quite love books... I had many before my death... Mostly spell books... powers... I lost when they burned them..."

A flash of anger crossed Nerissa's face but she quickly hid it behind a small smile. "Shall we?" She asked moving to float though the doors.

Terun Veillon has arrived, coming from Castle Vankoryth Library.
Terun Veillon has left the area, heading down into Castle Vankoryth Entrance Hall.
Terun Veillon has arrived, coming from Castle Vankoryth Entrance Hall.

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Character Portrait: White Dawn Character Portrait: Leopold Diesing Character Portrait: Desmond Cooper Character Portrait: Ashnu Character Portrait: Aline Banford Character Portrait: The nameless zero Character Portrait: Akira Character Portrait: Terun Veillon Character Portrait: Nerissa Ravencrest

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Terun ran up the stairs to the upper level, flitting through the maze of hallways until he came upon the metal staircase spiraling up to the bet-tery. It was half empty, many of the Forces Vankoryth dispatched to their posts across the Cursed Wood, from the borders to the Hollow. Some of them were sleeping, which eased Terun a little. How bad could it be? He grumbled about Manik being a drop-dead liar, folding into bat form and slipping out the window -
- and it almost closed on his tail!

Terun Veillon vanishes into nothingness, but you get the feeling they are heading somewhere else.
Daemala Tauvyr has arrived, coming from Castle Vankoryth Entrance Hall.
Suddenly, a swirling vortex appears to the up. You can see something appear in that direction.
Daemala Tauvyr has left the area, heading down into Castle Vankoryth Entrance Hall.