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  1. Shamash

    Legacy of the Void

    Undir nodded at the conclusion of Connor’s statements. “I’ll spend the night at the inn,” he said, trying to sound formal, “I’ll see you all at noon tomorrow.” He left the room quickly (perhaps a little too quickly) and sought out the inn Connor had mentioned. Connor had indicated multiple times that there was something wrong about Lirrey, though it seemed that the village was relatively normal. Come to think of it, the degree of normality that pervaded the village was rather unsettling. Such things might be considered quaint outside of Yh’mi, but given that they were surrounded by barren, monster-infested wasteland, Lirrey was decidedly out of place. It was probably best not to dwell on such thoughts, Undir supposed—after all, Lirrey provided safety and relative comfort, luxuries he wouldn’t have access to once the expedition really began. The inn wasn’t hard to find, as it was one of the largest buildings in town and the townspeople were happy to help. There was absolutely nothing remarkable about the inn’s interior. After getting a room from the innkeep, he proceeded upstairs to an entirely average bedroom. Finding himself suddenly tired, he went to sleep in an orthodox, generic bed. Undir dreamt of Lirrey.
  2. Apologies, but I've been feeling under the weather. Just skip me this cycle, assume Undir just goes along with whatever.
  3. I've been terribly busy lately. Post will be up before Monday morning, likely earlier than that .
  4. Alright! My post is up. @Gloxie's turn for real this time.
  5. Shamash

    Legacy of the Void

    The inventor’s response was rather hostile, making it apparent that Undir had underestimated the man’s dedication to secrecy concerning the expedition. He had best be careful—not telling outright lies, of course, but also not letting the full truth of his participation become known. Before he could respond to the inventor’s snide question, the man pulled out his rifle again. Undir dove to the ground, but he soon realized that the inventor was aiming not at him but rather some ominous humanoid figure that seemed to be levitating in the air—and did it have red eyes? Yh’mi just kept getting weirder. Strangely enough, though, the creature didn’t seem to be attacking them, even though it was outside the city boundaries. Perhaps it wasn’t a creature of Yh’mi after all? Undir had heard stories of curses and maladies that could make the victim’s eyes glow, but most of them were simply rumors and lacked much evidence. Undir was startled by the appearance of yet another new face—a rather intimidating man, who, judging by the scrolls around his waist, was a mage of some kind. The man greeted them, and Undir waited expectantly for an introduction. Before one could be made, the inventor spoke, again with a rather hostile tone. “Ah, sorry, let me formally introduce myself: I’m Undir Valenson, an alumnus of and adjunct professor at the Gaian Academy, though I’ve been travelling doing more independent work as of late. I specialize in runic and ritual magics. I had become acquainted with Dr. Megan during my time at the Academy—fascinating research, I must say—and she contacted me about a unique opportunity to research void magic. The way void magic seems to defy all the laws of magic we thought we knew fascinates me, though I know very little about it. Anyway, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to learn more. As for your… comment about a commanding officer, I assume you refer to this?” he said, gesturing at the pieces of leather armor he wore. “You have a sharp eye,” Undir continued, “It did come from the military. I worked in the P.E.T.A.L research department a few years back—ended up quitting for reasons I’d rather not share. Technically I shouldn’t be wearing it, but,” he said, shrugging as if apathetic, “I’m afraid my regular equipment isn’t really designed for a place as dangerous as Ym’hi. I assume you’re the one who organized this expedition? Pleased to meet you.” Undir awkwardly thrust out his arm for a handshake, hoping the gesture would offset the inventor’s distrust.
  6. I'll have my post up by the end of tomorrow.
  7. My post is up! @Gloxie, your turn to post.
  8. Shamash

    Legacy of the Void

    [Appearance: Undir is a man in his late twenties. His body and face are rather average and unremarkable for his age, save for the extensive tattoos on his arms as well as the runes and patterns painted on his face. He wears a mixture of old leather military gear and Academy robes, along with a buckler carried on his left arm. On his back he carries a large backpack that is tightly squeezed in a number of locations with fabric strips that seem to shimmer even in the absence of movement or sunlight. Around his waist sits a modified tool belt which carries chalks, paints, and a knife.] He’d read about the nightmarish, deadly creatures that lurked in the shadows of Ym’hi. He’d heard of the inhospitable environment. He’d even found someone in Inns’th willing to share some local legends about the area, in case there might be a hint of truth in them. Unfortunately, no amount of information could have prepared Undir for the ever-present sense of dread that seemed to permeate the entire forsaken land of Ym’hi. At least his journey so far had been relatively calm. He’d seen a few vultures (or, at least, things that looked like vultures) circling ahead at one point, as well as a few of the Kraiths he’d been warned about. Nothing had attacked him so far, though. Somehow, this fact failed to reassure Undir. In fact, it only increased his anxiety—after all, at least an enemy that has been seen is an enemy that can be fought. The outline of a village on the horizon brought Undir out of his gloomy thoughts. Lirrey. It meant a chance to rest, a chance to restock supplies, and, most importantly: it meant that he wouldn’t have to travel alone anymore. Company would be a great comfort, both in terms of additional safety and the prospect of conversation. Of course, it also gave a greater chance that he’d be spotted by monsters, but on this side of Furthest Point being spotted was really an inevitability. As if summoned by these thoughts, a flock of batlike creatures shot out of a crevasse in the ground about a hundred yards in front of Undir. His mind began to churn with possible strategies and escape options. Lirrey was too far away to make a run for it, half-a-dozen creatures was likely more than he could handle alone, there was nowhere nearby to hide… Feeling a mixture of relief and concern, Undir realized that the bats were attacking someone else. Part of him wanted to rush over and assist, but he was pretty sure that if he tried to do so the bats would rip him apart before he could be of any assistance. The man who was being attacked managed to defend himself expertly, killing all of his foes without appearing to have sustained any wounds. With the threat eliminated, Undir hurried to some of the fallen bats and took a few samples including one of the more intact corpses, which was jarred and sealed with a spell of suspended animation that was written in runes around the exterior of the jar. Fascinating, there’s nothing like this in the existing records. Some kind of venom gland in the mouth, along with a nauseating fluid on the claws… As is the case with the other natives of Yh’mi, this thing seems like it was made to kill. As his curiosity was satisfied, Undir became aware that the attempted prey of these creatures was collapsed on the ground nearby. Now that he was close, Undir could see that the man appeared to be wearing some kind of power suit, carrying technological weapons of some kind. Magitech had never been Undir’s strong suit, so he couldn’t identify how any of it worked, but it fascinated him nonetheless. He stood over the man, eager to learn more. “Is this military gear? Was that flash of light solabernite? How did the creatures behave? Other than angry, of course,” Undir queried, notebook in hand. “Oh, and do you happen to know of anyone in the village who has mentioned an expedition or void magic?”
  9. Perhaps it would be prudent to make a post on the interest check/recruitment thread making people aware of the confirmation requirement?
  10. Confirming my participation with character Undir Valenson. Small question for @jaistlyn, do you have a certain "danger level" in mind for this quest?
  11. (The following letter sent to Terrenus Military Headquarters, P.E.T.A.L division.) To Whom It May Concern: This is Undir Valenson. You may recall that I was a former member of P.E.T.A.L. having left after some... unfortunate occurrences concerning the spire and mists that appeared in Blairville. It has recently come to my attention that a research expedition into Ym'hs investigating a spike in void magic signals is being undertaken soon. As you may know, we are in desperate need of more information on the nature of void magic and how it can be controlled. Being in Ym'hs, this expedition has relevancy to P.E.T.A.L, not to mention the likely possibility that this spike of void energy originated from some kind of ancient ruin or structure. I am willing to work towards Terrenus military interests on this expedition and turn over any and all findings contingent upon my being reinstated into P.E.T.A.L and promotion to the rank of corporal when the expedition has been completed. If these terms are acceptable, consider me under your command and give me my orders. Gaia's Blessings, Undir Valenson
  12. I would love for my character, Undir Valenson to participate. He is an ex-P.E.T.A.L practitioner of runic and ritual magic, as well as a former student of the Gaian Academy.
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