Fear not Mr. Somebody! 3 people are quite enough for a TS, it makes for more posting, more relevant posting, and more action and thought on each storyline during the game, no one gets lost with character names, or overwhelmed by complexity, 3 people is a good number, but ill join anway ;).
The tavern was as quite as usual, drunken patrons nursing their drinks and the more lively ones playing dice or telling a yarn.
In one corner however, a small crowd had gather, most of the men just in for a good story, others for an adventure. A chance to test once again their overuesed battle skills in the aid of Cythera.
Magpie himself approached the table knowingly, having been in many adventures before. Faces turned and went white, glasses were either clunked down onto the harsh wooden benches, or dropped to lie either unturned or broken on the floor.
For all who had battle against Magpie before knew of his treachery, his cunning and power, his overwhelming desire to be the ultimate mage.
The four Ronin didnt bother to stand up, knowing all too well that weapons would work to no avail aginst Magpie.
"I have heard you are Magpie, and what a timely coincidence you come now. Typical of some worthless old fool to march before his legions of darkness, saying his farewells to the land he loved so little, delighting in the sight of so many innocent children and men cowering in the shadows. Take your foul presence elsewhere demon, we can do without entree today" Therru Flame spat disguted at Magpies feet.
Magpies eyes turned a buetifull white, not quite pure white though, a white tinged with darkness, tinged with tremendous power and evil. Magpie writhed on teh spot, seeming to contain demons of his own, brought about by his corruption and lust for power. And for a reason that none in the bar could see, not yet anyway, Magpie contained his urge to destroy Therru, as was quite within his power, and calmed. Eyes turned back to their normal pupiled selves.
"For once you are wrong, warriors. This time i have not come to survey the plans for future buildings, or to-" he paused and frowned with distaste "delight in innocent children and men cowering, as if i ever did such a thing. No this time i ahve come to help, for the great army that threatens your land is that of another powerhungry war lord. I, gentlemen" Magpie used the sparingly and with obvious loathing of putting anyone equal to himself "am here to help, for as you already know, i am the most powerfull mage, but by far not teh most deadly. For right as we speak, a deadly hunter stalks my every waking moment, a hunter deployed by the army you are all here to rally against. This hunter is a capable assassin, and will stop at nothing to kill me. In order to get their job done properly, this assassin decided to seek the help of Omen's master, currently held within the Cronla. This Cronla is inseperable from the land itself, so to summon Omen's master, the entire land will ahve to be purged of everything living. The oly way you have any chance of surviving, my only chance of living too, is to join forces and protect Cythera" Magpie finished, and even now more then ever, he showed his true self, the water ghostly image almost gone, as if admitting that he was vulnerbale had withdrawn the shadow out of him, at least for the moment.
Therru flame looked at the Ronin for answers, seeking their help, as he himself had never met Magpie face to face before.
Kwon shook his head, looking up and spoke "This is a being of great power. many things have great power, but Magpies power is ill contained, a single mistake and it could spill like a cloud of choking gases that will then flood the land, destroying more then Goshnaks army will. It is clear the to purge the land of all life, the Undine, Seldane, Slyphs and Ignae also need to die. You mention something about the Sun Disk Therru?"
Therru nodded, and motioned for Kwon to continue
"I myself do not know what this sun Disk is, but i am certain it has the ability to destroy the four immortals. And this is why Goshnak needs it, for his pet assassin to complete her quest, or his quest"
Kwon rubbed his chin, and when no one else filled in the pensive silence, he started once again
"In my opion, no, do not ally with Magpie, for it woul dbe an unholy alliance, one that will taint the land and people of Cythera to no end. If we are to come out on top, we must do it alone. United we stand, divided we fall i know. But try uniting with some one attemtping to divide you. No, we cannot accept Magpie here" Kwon shook his head again, muttering to himself.
Therru looked at Magpie again, trying to decide for himself if Magpie was dangerous, he didnt look it, but he certainly felt like it. And looks can be deceptive, as all in teh bar knew.
"So you choose to turn me out? When you are all dead, and the Seldane fall, Undine, Slyph and Ignae will be angry, but not for long, becuase they will be next. Think over your choice of action and rember that if there is to be any hope at all, i must be one with your forces" Magpie sat, ordering a whiskey on whiskey with a shot of whiskey and a double whiskey on the side, leaving Therru and the others to think again over his offer.
note: this post was made with the fact that the Seldane are the main protectors of mortals in Cythera, although unable to control mortals thoughts and decisions, they care a great deal about them, and wish only for the best
Yesterday, we bent our necks to kings and emperors. But today, we kneel only to truth -Kahil Gibran