The Ethereal void



  • (continuing from the Ancient Library)

    Lucas gathers his equipment; A sack, a staff, a pouch full of potions and rare, magcial gemstones and an enchanted dirk. He is now ready to find and retrieve the books which were foolishly thrown into the ethereal void so they could be destroyed. Of course, this thought was wrong, since the void serves as a portal to, for now, unknown worlds.

    "I can not go down there alone" says Lucas to the crowd as he picks up a rope and fastenes it to an outcrop. "Anyone who wishes to join me, speak now. Maybe the ones who threw the books down in the first place?" Lucas grabs hold of the rope and starts to make his way down into the purple, green and blue light which is the ethereal void...

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    Insult of the month:
    You are the fattest thing I've ever seen...and I've been on safari!

    (This message has been edited by Rogan (edited 04-15-2001).)



  • I'm been trained in magic of this type (dimensional travel). I'll gladly help. Tyrael follows behind, wearing a sword sheathed in its scabbard, plated armor, and a shield strung on his back.

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    "He who conquers others is mighty. He who conquers himself is strong."



  • "Wait up, I'm coming to." Yells Tycho running up to Lucas and Tyrael. "You might need my help"
    Tycho starts to cast a weird spell and the group causing them to glow brightly for a moment, but nothing else seems to happen.
    "What did that do?" asked Lucas.
    "It highlights different things, any thing that is rare, important, dangerous, helpful, or just plain different from normal is highlighted by it."

    Tycho Maudd

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    I say what occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things, more I cannot say.



  • They are halted by a scary and buff looking guy, with long blonde hair, a blonde beard and blue eyes.
    "Hh.. hi... Who are you?", asks Lucas.

    " I am Siegfried. (Pronounced in a German accent (seekfreed)) I am one of the only Barbarians left in Cythera. I seek adventure, and I heard you were going on a dangerous trip."
    "Why yes. But why do we need you?", asks Tyrael.
    "I know the land. I know what's dangerous, what's not. And I can wield my battle axe better than anyone in this land."
    He swings his huge axe high into the air, and lets it crash down. The impact is so great the ground shakes.
    "Very well... You may join us! But, you will need some armor."
    "I have my armor on me." answers Siegfried.
    He's clothed in bear fur. Tyrael notices something glimer under his vest.
    "what's that?" he asks.
    He is met with a grin.
    "This, " says Siegfried as he takes off his fur vest, "is a vest made entirely of dragon scales. Tougher than any metal, lighter than any armor."

    "Ah.. I have heard of you. You are the one who killed the dragon in the volcano down in the south!" says Tyrael.
    "Indeed."
    "I'm sorry for ever dooubting your abilities. Now let's go!"

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    I may be a small member, but I have a BIG heart.
    Hehe just kiddin'.



  • Lead by Lucas, the four adventurers climbed down into the void and, after a few minutes, they disappeared completely. After a few minutes of climbing, they were surrounded by the colors of the void, almost transparent, and a beautiful phenomenon to behold.

    "How far down goes this rope?" asked Tycho, doubtfully.
    "I...I have no idea" responded Lucas, "but it should be long enough to reach one of these worlds that is written about in the ancient books. I only hope we can find the books before..." He got interrupted by a "snap" from above and, suddenly, the four men realised that the rope was no longer fastened. With tremendous speed, they fell downwards into the dark parts of the void, screaming, swearing, and with their lives passing in front of their eyes.

    A while later, still falling, they suddenly came to an almost complete stop. "What the..." escaped from Siegfried's lips, but Lucas said with relief 9n his voice: "The void is coming to an end! The void's border seems to be slowing us down! Watch out!"

    Tyrael narrowed his eyes and asked "what you mean 'watch out'?"
    Suddenly, they increased speed again, and fell down onto the ground. "Oh...now I see" said Tyrael as he wiped the dirt off his clothes.

    When the four men came to thamselves again, they were standing on a lush, green field covered with flowers in all colors and some trees bearing fruits could be seen in the distance. "At least one of those books ended up here" Lucas said, "let us start searching!"

    Before anyone could agree, disagree or even open their mouths, a gruesome, inhuman howl was heard in the distance...

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    Insult of the month:
    You are the fattest thing I've ever seen...and I've been on safari!



  • "Oh boy... That sounds like my mother..." says Siegfried.
    They all burst into laughter. Siegfried knew that this was the only way to lift the spirits of his fellow travelers. He knew that scared Travelers are the main target of the Unholy. They can smell fear thousand of miles away.
    "I've been here. In my dream. I know this place. Everything has been reversed. The unharmful has become the deadly. So don't touch anything " Siegfried says.
    "I say we march on, until the sun sets." Lucas suggests.
    " It doesn't turn dark here " claims Siegfried.
    Tycho jumps in. "WELL MR BIG SHOT WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?"
    "I say we camp. Gather ideas. That howl you heard. It's not of our know world. It's unholy. It's something you cityfolk would call a "Daemon". It speak an unknown tongue. It howls like a pack of woolves. It has magic far beyond anything you've seen. We must somehow evade it."

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    I may be a small member, but I have a BIG heart.
    Hehe just kiddin'.



  • "My friend Rogan has wasted several demonlords, dark demons and even Helldragons" said Lucas, "this so-called 'daemon'...I think we can handle it with white magic"

    Another howl was heard, this time much closer. "I think it's coming for us" said Tycho with fear in his voice. "We should find any books here and move on"

    "Speaking of that" said Tyrael, "how many books were thrown into the void in the first place?"

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    Insult of the month:
    You are the fattest thing I've ever seen...and I've been on safari!



  • Siegfried with the answer:"In my dream... I saw three... The book of agony, pain and darkness... Each in 3 different strongholds.. It will be..."
    "Help me! HELP ME!"
    A young girl was running towards them.
    Tycho was just about to run and help the girl, when Siegfried stopped him.
    "This is just the thing I warned you from. Watch."
    The little girl had come nearer.
    Then, Siegfried said with a soft voice:
    "Hello little child. Why don't you come nearer, so we can help you."
    It seemed the child had just been waiting for that, because suddenly it started to smile evilly.
    Siegfried wasted no time. He swung his axe into the air and slashed the kid in two.
    The whole party cryed out hystericly but stopped when they saw the daemon's evil spirit evade from the corpse.
    "As I said. These creatures are unholy. They'll trick you in every way they can. Your white magic can't always protect you. You must look straight into their eyes. You can sense their evil. I lurs deep inside their eyes. I'm trained enough to see it. Follow me. The Daemons know where we are. We must go to the 1. stronghold immediately." said Siegfried.

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  • out of character
    Black beard Tycho while he is a big mouth he is not scared easily. He has been living in the forests north of the Pynx for almost 12 years! With the undine fortresses and the cave with the hydra and pylops around him, I don't think he would be afraid of a daemon. So please, be more carful when your writing what I do.

    In character
    "I know a spell that can turn people into a ghost like state for a short time. Unfortunatly It can only turn the caster into a ghost and noone else"
    "Why don't you teach it to use then?" Asked Lucas.
    "I don't know how to teach other people how to use a spell. Trust me if I couls teach it to you I would." Tycho paused "Wait, I think I saw that spell in one of the books that was thrown down here if we could find it..." Tycho is inturpted by a howl that seems to shake the ground.
    "I think we should do something about this daemon NOW before it comes any closer" wispers Siegfried for fear that the daemon might hear him"

    Tycho Maudd

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    I say what occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things, more I cannot say.



  • "I can learn you the 'transparency' spell if you want to. It makes you invisible, but, unfortunately the spell sucks mana like a spunge on water" said Lucas.

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    Insult of the month:
    You are the fattest thing I've ever seen...and I've been on safari!



  • Zephyr slid down the rope with one hand and his broadsword in the other.

    "Wow. There really is a whole 'nother world here. Kinda sneaks up on you though."
    "Zephyr!" yells a figure a bit to the south of him.
    Zephyr runs over to see...
    Rulir?
    "Hello Zephyr." 'Rulir' says in a daunting, monotone voice.
    "Uh... Rulir. What are you doing? I thought you went down the hole in the Tavern."
    "Did I?" he says in that same monotone voice, almost more of a statement than a question.
    "Yeah... you did. Look, I left Avatara to run to Tavern, now where are the others?" Zephyr asked.
    "Others?" 'Rulir' says in the same statement-like voice.
    "Yeah, Lucas, Tyrael, Tycho, and that big guy they were walking with down the road..."
    'Rulir' just stares at Zephyr blankly.
    "Look, let's just go look for them." Zephyr says.
    'Rulir follows him as they walk off in search of the group.

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    -TheDarkDragon
    We beat the snot out of 'em. It's a technical term.
    -The Tilford Family
    (This message has been edited by OctoberFost (edited 04-11-2001).)



  • Quote

    Originally posted by Tycho Maudd:
    **out of character
    Black beard Tycho while he is a big mouth he is not scared easily. He has been living in the forests north of the Pynx for almost 12 years! With the undine fortresses and the cave with the hydra and pylops around him, I don't think he would be afraid of a daemon. So please, be more carful when your writing what I do.

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    out of character
    What did I do?! I never wrote that your character was scared....

    in character
    Back with the fellowship
    "You are all wizards adn mages? This is very good! All I can do is detect traps, pick locks, I'm trained well with the axe and hand to hadn combat... And I can detect lies in conversations... As Tycho already said, I think it's best we take out that howling daemon first.", whispers Siegfried.

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  • "I'm only a wizard not mage. I don't have much mana to use my fast array of spell."
    Tycho starts to cast a spell, suddenly an energy sheild appers around the group.
    "I can't keep a barrier this size up for long, help me."

    Tycho Maudd

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    I say what occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things, more I cannot say.



  • "I certainly can't." , says Siegfried.

    "But I know how to make mana potions. Should I make some?"

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  • "That would help, but I will need some active help with..." Out of nowhere the Daemon comes crashing into the barrier causing the barrier to colpase and stuning the Daemon for a few moments letting the group attack it.
    "Hurry, before it comes to its senses agian" yells Siegfried lunging at it with his Axe.

    Tycho Maudd

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    I say what occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things, more I cannot say.



  • Lucas powers up his magical powers and casts a fireball at the daemon, engulfing it in flames. Siegfried has to duct to avoid the flames but is soon back to strike the creature with his giant battle axe...

    (Yahoo! My first big pink orb!)

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    Insult of the month:
    You are the fattest thing I've ever seen...and I've been on safari!



  • Zephyr looks over and sees the fighting over in the distance.
    He motions for 'Rulir' to follow him as he heads towards it.

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    -TheDarkDragon
    If pro is the opposite of con, isn't progress be the opposite of congress?
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    (This message has been edited by OctoberFost (edited last week).)



  • Looking at all the people adventuring without him, he turns back to the void. Many say that the void is nearly impossible to travel, since it rapidly changes between dimensions, and one could spend forever trying to find the same dimension twice. But Tyrael had been personally trained by some of the best, Lindus, Lindor, Avatara, Desert Fox, Theo Nean Donly, and the list goes on...

    With a wave of his hand the chaotic swirl of the void stopped, and a crystal-clear view of the ancient library came into view. Tyrael stepped through, and the void returned to its usual state.

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    "He who conquers others is mighty. He who conquers himself is strong."


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