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Castle Vankoryth

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a part of The Multiverse, by Remæus.

You have arrived at the gate of a large, stone structure called Castle Vankoryth. It stands almost as tall as the trees, with three prominent towers and gate. It appears uninhabited for the most part, but the Vankoryth Detente may beg to differ. painfully Gothic.

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Setting

Castle Vankoryth is an imposing stone structure, the property seeming to have existed here since the birth of time itself. The trees mask it from the view of the rest of the forest, so once you happen upon it the Castle literally pops into sight. A stone wall surrounds the property, in some places merging with the landscape and the forest. There is but one gap in the wall, and that is in the front, where a large wrought iron gate stands firmly shut. It appears to be locked with a magical spell, but one could never be certain. The gate sure was foreboding, surely not one you cross.
Beyond the gate is a courtyard of dead grass and stone pathways that spiral in and out. The design could be Celtic, which contrasts gaudily with the overall Gothic look of the structure. Gargoyles pepper the roof and corners, some of them broken, all of them menacing. Despite all of this, the mahogany door boasted a wreath decked with a single red rose.
The castle stands almost as tall as the trees, with three prominent towers. The East most tower proves to be the tallest, with windows spiraling down it's stone column. Windows were trimmed with intricate stonework, one could spot the keystone of the front door from here. The castle appears uninhabited for the most part, but some may beg to differ. The Vankoryth Detente have considered Castle Vankoryth home for centuries, along with the surrounding forests. Perhaps that's why many who venture through this neck of the woods often never return.
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Castle Vankoryth

You have arrived at the gate of a large, stone structure called Castle Vankoryth. It stands almost as tall as the trees, with three prominent towers and gate. It appears uninhabited for the most part, but the Vankoryth Detente may beg to differ. painfully Gothic.

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Castle Vankoryth is a part of Forbidden Thick.

9 Places in Castle Vankoryth:

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Gregory O'shanahan [45] random hiker
Firaga [7] N/A
Lyo Hunter [5] "I also like long walks on outer Sol and cats, if that's what you're into."
Mina Harker [5] (Dead for Now)
Kirigaya Who [4] There is universes along ours
Heloise the Mad Scientist [4] A mad scientist/serial killer literally from the depths of hell
Alec Foreman [4] "The worst thing I ever did was get' born."
Hitomi Mei [4] Through the eyes of my creator, I have seen myself, my true self. And what I found was not Revolution, as he said. Thus, I just had to kill him. I don't like liars.

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"Nice to meet you. Mind if I pass out now?" he said as his disorientation with his new powers turned to unconsciousness. For some reason somethin' strange was goin' on with his senses. They were all on fire, as if he could smell, hear, see, taste, and touch far better than before. (OOC: these new powers with his senses should settle down after a period of unconsciousness)

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"Eh?!" Akio shouted, shocked as the man passed out...and fell right on top of Akio! Immediately his maids pushed him off of Akio, who was now in a bit of a mess from the fact that arm he bit into had not been bandaged yet.

Immediately the maids moved in to help him, as they tried to clean off the blood and his dirty clothes, moving all over him.

"Hold it!"

But he stopped that, his face was a bit red now. His form of Vampire retained the original personality across the centuries, so as a kid he was a bit embarrassed.

"I can do all that myself! You two, bring that man to a guest room and let someone know about this! I will go to my room and change myself, while you bring the food to my room".

And like that, the hall was quickly vacated and emptied of people once more.

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Greg groaned as he woke up. "Ugh. Where in thunderin' tarnation am I?" he wondered then winced as memories, both old and new, started flooding back. "Oh yeah. Now I remember."

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Akio had been working in his lab, just finishing the tests of the new Magus Artificial Leg on some unwilling test subject, who just so happened to have been a serial assaulter that cut people's legs off. He didn't even necessarily kill them either, he just cut them off using what appeared to be something called a lightsaber.

"People are wei....huh?"

Suddenly, Akio had an impression. It was weak sort of, but Akio felt it was important. He felt like the man had woken up.

"I see, the siring effect".

It had been awhile since he last sired someone, so he figured it was this. As he finished up the experiment, and had the man drained of blood and then killed by his automated equipment, Akio took off the labcoat, hanging it on a hook in his room. As he did this, one of his maids joined him carrying snacks to eat, and of course that included blood. He then proceeded to go through the labrynth of hallways, corridors, and rooms, encounting an unused ballroom, a divining room, and a storage room, before finding Greg's room and opening the door.

"Yo! You awake yet?"

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"Yeah. Though I think these new memories and powers are gonna take a little getting used to," he said. "Sorry about nearly crushin' you. I didn't have a whole lot of warning myself," he said wryly.

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"Oi oi, you were conscious for that?!" Akio retorted. "Couldn't you have at least tried to fall another direction?"

Akio was still kind of annoyed about that, but he took a deep breath and looked back him...and also then smelled the air as he walked in and jumped on the bed, now standing on his knees. "Also, you going to just stay shirtless? And maybe...yep it's you, please go to the bathing chambers when you can and take a bath. You reek".

Akio was saying this mind you with blood splatter on him from his recent experiments.

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"I probably could do with one, though I don't think I'm the only one around here that could use one. And I wasn't plannin' on stayin' shirtless either," he said as he got up and headed off to the bathing chambers.

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Akio looked at himself, and got a bit embarrassed. He was filthy, but maybe that should be expected after running a variety of tests on a living test subject that bleeds. It did get quite messy when Akio cut off the guy's legs, and when he tested the new ones.

Of course, Akio did not let him keep them, since they were advanced prototypes, so he died via blood donation to his stock. He looked at his maid, and then ended up also heading there. "I guess so! Amethyst, bring me a change of clothes for after the bath, and tell the others to find...something for him that looks more presentable".

"Very well, and then I will join you and help..."

"Its gender segregated!"

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Greg shook his head at the antics of his sire. Gonna be a wild ride I think, he thought to himself.

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As the two walked over to the bathing chamber's changing rooms, Akio did want to mention something right off the bat, and he took out a paper and pen.

"So, since I am the one that sired you, I will be explaining the situation of this castle, the Détente, and what not. Technically, you could call it a free for all where everyone has input...but usually its pretty much us older vampires that run and instruct the younger, or less capable ones, like yourself. So, pretty much, I just need you to sign this document here stating you will be working under me, and all that. Honestly, that was already the case even now, but it's nice to be official you know?"

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Greg shrugged and chuckled. "Paperwork. Can't escape it even in undeath I guess," he said wryly as he signed the document in question.

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"Awesome" Akio replied. Now he had a new underling, and also there was one line in there detailing Akio could not be held responsible for any excessive or unwarranted actions he might take. He quickly put it into his Pocket Space Storage Device, as they entered the changing rooms for people to store their belongings while they bathe. There were also towels available.

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Greg entered the changing room and stripped down and got ready to enter the shower. "These are some pretty neat digs" he said to Akio

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After the two got completely undressed and took a towel, they washed off and then entered the baths which were a mix of Roman and Greek Style and Japanese style, Akio took a deep sigh of relief as he entered the water himself.

"As expected. Vampires don't just come from England like they want people to believe in TV shows and such, but all over. So this was probably designed by vampires of many different ethnicities" Akio said, while keeping his bottom half of his body submerged at all time even though Greg would have seen it earlier...Akio's personality seemed to flip flop sometimes.

"Ah, by the way" Akio mentioned. "The type of vampire I am, and that those I sire tend to be, are ones that have a tendency to develop special abilities. Additionally, our original personalities, at least part of them, get preserved. We are best when feeding on blood, but we can sustain ourselves on normal people food, and we can still taste. Well, we can still gain experience and use it, so its a bit hard to explain completely".

In other words, although parts of him are a vampire older then quite a number in the castle, there were also parts of a ten year old boy still in there.

"Now, speaking of vampires, I will now fill you in on the Détente" Akio told him, as he swam around in the bath. "There is no official leader, but rather everyone has a say. That said, as I mentioned before, those who are the oldest, have the most power, or have the most experience tend to be in charge. However, we tend to discuss things as a community and try to reach mutual decisions".

He then went on for awhile, detailing various connections and statements. It was quite a bit, but it was all important.

"Now, sometimes we act like a business, sometimes a mafia, sometimes a peacekeeping organization. But, we must always be wary. Many people like to hunt vampires after all. Which is why, at least I personally do not want to harm innocents if I can help it. ALso, its just a lot easier to hunt criminals for some reason. So bring me the worst, most scum like criminals you can find, so I can use them for food and test subjects. Ah yes, I am a bit of a researcher and scientist myself. That blood earlier was some serial killer, who sometimes didn't even kill, but cut people's legs off. I used him to test my new artificial legs for disabled people, after cutting off his own legs like he did to his victim using something called a lightsaber".

After Akio explained all that, they got out of the bath and Akio began to dry himself off as he finished soaping and rinsing his sweatspots, hiar, and so on. After that, the two found nice new clothes waiting for them, and now it was time for one of Akio's favorite parts. The dining hall.

"Any questions? And follow me!"

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"Seems pretty straightforward to me," he said as he followed his sire.

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When they got to the dining hall, all three of his maids were there waiting. There was a long table, but only two chairs were set at the moment, though any others could at a moment's notice. However, they all had breathtaking looks, to the point where one might wonder if Akio really did have no sense or a weak sense for romance.

Of course, (if one read the note at the bottom of Akio's Character Sheet they would know why) the three of them had feelings for him, but they were his servants and maids and would not cross certain lines.

The table itself was filled with some of the best food acquirable for normal people like who Greg used to be, but in truth, this was actually normal grocery shopping for Akio. After all, it was surprising just how tasty monster meat could be. Monsters that would make armies cry when they saw them in particular were amazing.

And of course, by Akio's chair, there were ten wine glasses filled with O neg blood, his favorite. There was one near Greg's chair as well, but it was clear Akio had an appetite.

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Akio sat down in his chair, and enjoyed the first drink and bite. A blissful smile appeared on his face, fitting for a child. "Deeelicious! Ahhhhh, its so gooooood!"

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Greg looked all around the place as he took stock of his new situation. All in all it seemed like a nice place to live. His sire seemed like a good enough person though with a bit of a mad scientist streak. He looked around at the dead flowers decorating some of the coffee tables and wondered whether they should consider firing their gardner or if the state of these flowers was part of the effect of these cursed woods.

"A fine place indeed," said Greg as he sat down across from his sire and beheld the amazing-looking spread. He took a sip of his glass of blood and grimaced at the rich yet metallic taste. "Guess this'll take some getting used to," he said, regarding the blood. the meat looked and smelled good though and he took a bite of it. "This meat is great. What kind is it?" he asked.

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Akio had started devouring the food, as the three beautiful maids approached. There were three, one that looked English, one that looked French, and one that looked Japanese. It should be noted that food of all types were on, and much of it seemed fresh with steam still coming off of it causing the smell to float into their noses, but notably...the bowl of French fries, and a few hamburgers, were closer to Akio....also, wasn't this breakfast?

"Allow us to introduce ourselves. My name is Ruby, servant to Master Akio".

"My name is Topaz, servant to Maître Akio".

"My name is Amethyst, servant to Akio-sama".

Notably, they all had a necklace with that gemstone around their necks. Ruby was the English one, Topaz was the French one, and Amethyst was the Japanese one. Akio continued to wolf down his food meanwhile, enjoying it all, as his maids stood beside him.

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Greg stood as the maids entered the room and introduced themselves. "A pleasure to meet you. My name's Greg." he said with a bow to the ladies. he'd offer them seats and food as well but they were not his servants and he had no desire to potentially step on his sire's proverbial toes by doing so. he did, however, remain standing until his sire either gave them leave to be seated and partake or dismissed them, as where he came from it was considered rude to sit and eat when there were people present who weren't either given leave to join them or be dismissed. (OOC: probably a quaint English-style mannerism Ruby would appreciate as I think it originated in English castles where no one would sit and eat until everyone was present and everyone sat down and ate together.)

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After Akio ate a bit, he realized something as he swallowed.

"Ah! I ended up talking with my mouth full, and not a single word came out! Ahhh, I totally didn't realize because it was so good! Ah, I said earlier you could sit, but I think my mouth was full then. Anyways, some of this is basilisk meat, others is sea serpent. There is also some salted pork from giant boars in the area, and some of this is even meat from lesser dragons. The potatoes are all enriched with mana, the blood is high quality O-neg, and the fruits and vegetables are also really good. I even brought with me some authentic apples of eden I got from the tree I grew myself, you know?"

And then, Akio began digging into the food...hold on, if Greg was paying attention, he might notice that Akio had already eaten more food then his body size. But it was all going into his mouth so...how?

Ruby was impressed with his knowledge of manners though, as she helped wipe away some grease on Akio's cheek with her finger.

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"It all tastes like chicken to me," quipped Greg as he took some more food and passed it around. It seemed being a vampire increased one's metabolism greatly as he was positively ravenous but was still eating at a leisurely pace and not like a pig. "those are nice names by the way," he said to the ladies.

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Akio looked a bit annoyed at how he joked about the taste, but he let that slide for now and continued eating. "Listen, as a vampire, you should know that many vampires love and cherish their food. If they can eat that is. So be very careful, as we vampires are known for our appetites".

As a note, Akio had an advanced security system in place on his freezer. Should someone open it the wrong way...well,it would not be pleasant.

While saying things like that, the maids just nodded. "Thank you, Akio-sama was the one who gave us the ideas. He said how each gemstone fit us beautifully....ahhhhh..."

She nearly lost her composure, but she didn't wear that maid outfit for nothing and quickly regained it.

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"Sorry about that. My sense of humor is an acquired taste depending on who you talk to," he said wryly. "And yeah I noticed that my metabolism seems to be higher than it ever was," he said as he piled more food onto his played and began to eat it.

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With all that said, Akio continued eating for awhile. The food was extremely delicious, and he gulfed it down until they had eaten everything. Akio had definently eaten over ten times his body size. Not just his stomach size, but body size. And all the blood near him was gone. Even or vampires, he was a glutton.

"Well then, I guess that should do for now. Next, we will get you a tailor. The clothes your wearing now are good, but the Détente need to put a good image forward, especially given the upcoming ball, so now...we shall head to the tailor's and get you some elite, and also highly durable, clothing. You know, to stop any random silver blade from stabbing you in the heart so easily".