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The Pact

The Pact

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Those burdened with immense power at the sake of their most treasured possession. The world wants them gone, and they must retaliate.

511 readers have visited The Pact since Aribis created it.

Copyright: The creator of this roleplay has attributed some or all of its content to the following sources:

http://drakengard.wikia.com/wiki/drakengard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/drakengard http://www.freewebs.com/the_dark_prince4/drakengard.htm

Introduction

They are after us. Damn him, why did he do what he did? And now we run, run away from the Knights of the Order whose sole purpose is to hunt us down. They say we are unstable. They say that we want to destroy innocent lives. They say all sorts of cruel, horrid things. It's infuriating. It's terrifying. I write this now to plead for help, beg you to assist my small group in order to survive. But first, I must tell you what happened:

"Fiar didn't know what he was doing. Ever since he had pacted with Diamenta, he was spiraling out of control. Why he chose to pact with a demon like Diamenta is beyond me, but he did. He suffered, more than any of us most likely. As each day passed he turned into himself, grew thinner, and his eyes became as wild as the feral dogs which hunt on the steppes. And then that day. That day where he heard, from some stranger or however he heard it, that his family was destroyed by that town's leader due to their inability to pay taxes. Fiar went into a rage. He didn't listen to us. He called that demon to him and they both went to have vengeance on that village. By the next day, the Town of Field was nothing but a sooty black spot on the land. The Knights came. They came and killed Fiar, and, along with him, Diamenta. We may be free of the demon's tarnished soul, but now the Knights are after us."

I suppose I understand why they are hunting us so, for we are of the pacted, a small group of humans who have forged strange and grotesque bonds with the strongest of beasts. With this comes immense strength, a strength which allows us to hold our own against a small army of knights. With this comes increased stamina and reflexes, taking us through the most horrendous of battles. With this comes the exile, us pacted who are no longer trusted by even our families, no longer considered human. With that comes the solitude and resilience we must bear. However, these pacts do not come quite as simple as that, the beast of the pact has a price, a most precious price. They may choose to take away our sight, our speech, our hearing. They may choose to demand our beauty, our wit, our intelligence. They may even choose to take from us our ability to eat, age, or love. It could be anything. So here we stand; scarred ghosts of our former selves, pacted with immense strength and capabilities yet stripped of what was most precious to us. We survive, yet that simple fact of survival is being threatened. Now we must fight against the Knights, and that is where I plead for your help. After all, without the assistance of the fellow pacted, all is lost.

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-No Godmodding
-Refrain from using cliches. This roleplay requires creativity and twisting to remain interesting!
-Minimum post length of a paragraph. Also, be courteous to the fact that same don't want to read a wall of text about you examining your fingernail.
-Do not use a beast that another person has already claimed. Stretch yourself!
-Beasts, for that matter, are mythological creatures and inhuman. (i.e. dragons, gryphons, phoenixes, basilisks, etc)
-For your pact price, be creative with it. I like to be mind blown. And don't use the same thing someone else has, this should be unique!
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The sun stretches his fingers above the craggy peaks of the mountain tops. The plants shrug off their coat of early morning dew and reach for the sun. Just another day in this ancient wood. Conifers rise high, as massive as the mountains they populate; trunks too large to reach around, they stand 1000 feet or more, the first branches sprouting 50 feet up from the ground. Shady glades spot the underbrush, hiding the woes of the wood and small little toadstools. In contrast to the shadows, the sun penetrates in dappled pools of light, revealing thatches of scraggly undergrowth and hardy ferns. This was the ancient wood. Further in from the obscure trading routes that cross this region, at the base of a mid sized mount, a cavern yawns to greet the new day. A swampy pool resides just outside in some shade of a conifer, and high rocks offer a wonderful vantage point. It seems a band of beings are camping here, for a dying fire lay just outside the cave...

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Two pointed ears spike out from the boggy water of the stagnant pond, accompanied by a flat, grimy head and two bulging, rheumy whitened eyes. It would have passed for some diseased crocodile if it had no ears...but alas it was none but Kier. The kelpie sunk deeper into the pond as daylight broke, sending bubbles to the surface with a 'blurp', chewing on some half rancid fish skin. Fish skin was no substitute for human flesh, but it would half to do in this isolated region. At least he hadn't had to have stooped to eating the crayfish yet! Those thin shelled, repulsive crustaceans gave him indigestion. Kier sighed again (blurp), fantasizing over some real meat. It had seemed ages since he had last seen a human soul beyond his own party, and the fae was growing bored.

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A head rested on foreclaws, wings collapsed tightly against the body, a wolf tail curled around. The slight breeze trickled into the cave, rustling feathers. Tail giving off a slight twitch would be enough to wake anyone, so long as it belonged to them. Asami opened his eyes, releasing a sigh that if he were human, would have obviously been a yawn. The cynogriffon pushed himself up with his foreclaws into a sitting postion. Through his beack he could smell something on the air.
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Opening her eyes was no use, still there was nothing but darkness. She could feel her arm rise up, palm outstretched, but she could not see it. And never will again... Though, for some reason, one that she could not remember, she did not regret it. Once again, like every morning, almost like it was on a timer, a boys face flashed through her mind, one that she didn't remember....Why?

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Angel glanced around her, shoving her hands deep into her cloak for warmth. Not that she really needed it, She couldn't feel the difference between hot and cold anymore. Angel didn't feel much of anything anymore. Angel wandered towards the bogs, keeping her eyes on the ground in front of her. She didn't have much else to do, not at the moment. With a faint thought to her past Angel smirked and found herself a tree to lean against.

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A large bird with bright feathers watched the ginger girl sleep, reveling in the emotions coming from her. It was all quite delectable; confusion, anguish, slight irritation and a hint of love that the girl herself could not perceive. The phoenix enjoyed the negative emotions just as much as it enjoyed the positive ones, and how great was it that a large number of them was caused by the contract she made with the young human. She had been feeding on the feelings of random people for a long time, but her empathic ability was much stronger towards Eden. Of course, "feeding" was relative; it wasn't a form of sustenance, although as a being more from the realm of magic than the physical world, a phoenix could drain emotional energy for food.

Noticing the girl move, Nova raised her head a bit and asked the girl how she slept. That was also not exactly the truth, as while the phoenix could communicate telepathically, it could only do so in images, feelings and associations, without actual words.

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Yashie yawned, rolling over onto his back. His eyes fluttered open and he sat up, rubbing a hand over his eyelids and then scratching his stubbled cheek. "Wha-?", he mumbled sleepily, drawing his tattered, grimy clothes closer around his chest as he moved to sit curled up in a ball against the cold that was pervading through the cold. He patted the CynoGriffin on the shoulder. "Not asleep yet? Something wrong?", Yashie asked in a voice that clearly bespoke of someone only recently awakened. He turned towards the dying embers and began blowing into them, trying to revive the fire once more, that he may thaw his chilled limbs.

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The kelpie watched disinterestedly when that girl --his pact partner-- wandered over toward him. She looked rather stooped and defeated, but that did not really matter terribly much. Kier swiveled his ears in her direction as she leaned against a tree. Kier didn't bother asking how she was, for that was a very un-kelpie-like thing to do, and frankly he doesn't care too much about her well being, beyond keeping the human alive and such. So Kier just crouched in the bog, nothing but the top of his ugly head showing, white eyes staring at Angel without blinking, and chewing on nothing.

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Angel stepped forward and knelt by the edge of bog, something that would have before been dangerous for anyone to do. It was no trouble for Angel now, since she was pacted to the Kelpie. She looked Kier over with a slightly critical eye, thinking momentarily to herself. "You look hungry." She spoke quietly, nodding towards the creature. She kept her position, turning her gaze over the rest of the bog.

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Eden turned her head slightly to the side, she could hear the movement of the pheonix. Images trickled into her mind, the only way that she could see a few things, but like the image of the boy, they were fleeting and only lasted a moment. She could feel the creatures curiosity peaking through them. She shook her head, "No, nothing's wrong," she said in a whisper. Growing up, Eden had always been one of those people who hates it when other's worried about her unnecessarily, so it was only natural that she tried to act like nothing was wrong.
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A young farmboy, doomed to stay young forever.

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A Cynogriffon With A Grudge Agains Humans...And For Very Good Reason...

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A Young Girl Forced To Forget Her First Love And Be Haunted By Memories Of His Face, All Just Because of A Deal She Made To Keep Him Safe.

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A slimy, savage Kelpie with a fondness for human flesh and stinky bog water.

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A young farmboy, doomed to stay young forever.

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A slimy, savage Kelpie with a fondness for human flesh and stinky bog water.

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A Young Girl Forced To Forget Her First Love And Be Haunted By Memories Of His Face, All Just Because of A Deal She Made To Keep Him Safe.

Character Portrait: Kier Sniphe
Kier Sniphe

A slimy, savage Kelpie with a fondness for human flesh and stinky bog water.

Character Portrait: Yashie Dyŕr
Yashie Dyŕr

A young farmboy, doomed to stay young forever.


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Re: [OOC] The Pact

Wait, it's started? Oops I didn't notice! But never fear, I shall begin working on a post as soon as possible, which would mean, I'll have it up tomorrow. :) All good?

Re: [OOC] The Pact

Yashie wrote:

Hydrokinesis wrote:

Sench wrote:

rizzyrat wrote:


ATTENTION!! Ahem...this roleplay will now begin! I am terribly sorry it has taken me so long to get this up and running, but it will be worth it!! I will set up an opening post explaining the current situation and then you may follow :). Just a reminder...these are our pact-partners:

Aribis (Kier)-RizzyRat (Angel)
Hydrokinesis (Eden)-Sench (Nova)
Hydrokinesis (Asami)-Yashie (Yashie)

If you would, please specify your pact partner somewhere in your character's history to avoid further confusion! Thank you all for your commitment!

Re: [OOC] The Pact

Yashie wrote:When do we start? What are we waiting?

I haven't seen any changes in your or Hydro's characters that will relate their pasts. I want to make sure that is all sorted out before it is started.

Re: [OOC] The Pact

When do we start? What are we waiting?

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I just submitted my Character!

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Hydrokinesis wrote:I could try and come up for a beast for him if you like.

That would be great, as I'm already halfway done with my human character. that way the people will be more even!

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Yashie wrote:Could you please reserve a human male spot for me for 24 hours? I am willing to play both beast (a dragon, if not taken yet. I haven't checked yet) and human if necessary. I'll write a char-sheet in later but I need to be asleep now.
Thank you in advance.

That is fine, and a dragon would be great, we don't have one yet. Once you have your character in, I will shuffle the matchings up so you don't have to play your own partner.

@Everyone: The matchings will be changed, so disregard former post!

Re: [OOC] The Pact

Could you please reserve a human male spot for me for 24 hours? I am willing to play both beast (a dragon, if not taken yet. I haven't checked yet) and human if necessary. I'll write a char-sheet in later but I need to be asleep now.
Thank you in advance.

Re: [OOC] The Pact

I could try and come up for a beast for him if you like.

Re: [OOC] The Pact

Okay, people! Since we have an even number between humans and beasties, we can now start! These are the partners:
Kier is with Angel
Nova is with Eden

So please specify that they are your pact partner in your profile somewhere. I do not think i will put up a skeleton as it's complicated and I don't think it's entirely necessary for info.

And I am going to make a male human character to play who needs a partner if anyone would want to double up too, if not, I'll keep searching. That way, it adds more variety.

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Sench wrote:I submitted a character, but you never got back to me about it...

Oh, you did?
Ahah, I'm sorry! I'll get to it now, I had thought that it notified me through email whenever anything happened...let me go look!

Re: [OOC] The Pact

I submitted a character, but you never got back to me about it...

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Hydrokinesis wrote:I'm just curious to know as to when you're hoping to start this rp?

I'd love to start it now if I had enough people. As of now I need 2 beasts...it;s really quite frustrating. I've been bumping the recruit thread I made

I'm sorry it's taking so long

Re: [OOC] The Pact

I'm just curious to know as to when you're hoping to start this rp?

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Sench wrote:I noticed your ad in the roleplayers wanted section.
Are there any guidelines for what sort of creatures you need in the game?

bestial, mythological. As in, no humanoid creatures. as an example, Kier (my beast) is a kelpie. So in that regard, dragons, gryphons, the like.
I hope thay helps c:

Re: [OOC] The Pact

I noticed your ad in the roleplayers wanted section.
Are there any guidelines for what sort of creatures you need in the game?

Re: [OOC] The Pact

Heartfelt_words wrote:Sorry it took so long! Posted my character.

Send me a PM. There are a couple of things I would like to discuss concerning your character c:

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Sorry it took so long! Posted my character.

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Hydrokinesis wrote:I'm excited to start ^_^

So am I. A friend of mine is making a character currently...otherwise we need two more, I believe...one perhaps, if I hear back from someone.

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I'm excited to start ^_^