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Roen last won the day on November 28 2016

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  1. Just corruption. Cancerous growths that actually turned into half-formed nastiness.
  2. There. I posted. I hope I got all my stats and actions right.
  3. ”Yhhaaagh!” Near the center of the room a handful of breaths after the rest had arrived, the veil between reality and unreality popped with the sonorous boom of air displacement. The sundered veil, a slit of black as long as a man was tall and darker than the space between stars, quivered, and from it’s pitched depths came a gauntlet, then another. Massive fingers encased in gun-metal gray pushed the narrow division between dimensions farther apart, while the man trapped between worlds growled with the effort of a man too proud to scream, his exertions distorted, as if filtered through some current or channel of communication. Viscera and gore sloshed onto the floor in great gouting sheets while something, someone pushed their way into a realm they were not invited into nor welcome in, first one leg, then a head, then the whole of his massive, armoured body. Through means both esoteric and calamitous, the Black Legionnaire, named more for his port of calling than the color of his armour, emerged from a debauched birthing, and, after taking a knee, scrabbled for the latches at his throat to unclasp his helmet. The helmet came free in his hands with a hiss of releasing air pressure to reveal a patrician face set in a noble grimace. Clean shaven with closely cut blonde hair, with eyes like two chips of dirty ice that flicked downward and closed, Iskandar heaved, the servos in his armour whining with the convulsion, and retched onto the floor already slick with blood. The contents of his stomach splashed across the floor, replete with disgorged tumours, half-digested fingers, eyeballs and brain matter, and his afternoon meal. He purged himself, and when he stopped long enough to wipe the spit off the corner of his mouth with a swipe of his tongue, he -- -- was slashed across the face by a woman. Flinching, Iskandar rose up to his full, unnaturally monumental stature, and swung his helmet in a retaliatory backhand to smash the gun-gray steel of its pate across the side of the mother’s head. A giant of a man, nearly two-and-a-half meters tall and weighing nearly five-hundred kilograms of plate metal, meat and bone, the warrior’s armour snarled with the sudden, fitful lash of strength, rewarding Iskandar with the solid crack of composite steel against flesh and bone, but not the death blow he had been expecting. Instead, the woman rocked back, dazed and injured, but whole and intact. Iskandar grunted. Raising his helmet and putting it over his head, the giant righted the piece of equipment until the soft seals took root and he was able to seal it again. The T-visor flickered back into life with a flash of green along the lenses. ”What Hell is this?” He asked, reaching above his shoulder to wrap his fingers around the lathed hilt of the sword magnetically clamped to the back of his armor. He drew it with a steely hiss while turning his head, the servos in his armour purring while he scanned the room, looking for the allies he had come to stand beside in their darkest hour. Inside his armour, the man's nose and ears started to bleed from the oppressive effects of the house, his mind aching with the death-throb of ebbing focus and stability. The journey alone had hurt him, both within and without.
  4. So if you meet me Have some courtesy Have some sympathy, and some taste Use all your well-learned politesse Or I'll lay your soul to waste
  5. Faintly I'll go to take this head on Soon I’ll come around, lost and never found Waiting for my words, seen but never heard Buried underground, but I’ll keep coming Wipe those tears off, and make your heart proud Soon I'll come around, lost and never found Waiting for my words, seen but never heard Buried underground, but I'll keep coming I’ll keep coming.
  6. Rolling for Attack, 3 Sanity
  7. Rolling for Mass Rally, 3 Sanity
  8. Rolling for Calm, 3 Sanity
  9. Rolling for Attack, 4 Sanity
  10. Rolling for Mass Rally, 3 Sanity
  11. Rolling for Meditate, 3 Sanity
  12. You carnivore, you loose cannon Can I have some more? I can't understand it You fast car, you foolish spender You know you are, and I surrender So come on over and wake me up Put some of your tequila in my coffee cup You know I need you, and that's for sure You're just the kinda crazy I've been lookin' for
  13. Roen

    One Day Soon

    “Fortune telling needs some pageantry, wouldn’t you agree?” Roen chided her, though not unkindly. He had an apparent fondness for theater, this one. Taking a quick sip of his brandy and setting the glass aside, Roen reached over his desk and toyed with the key on one of his laps. Turning it, the flames therein dimmed, as did those in other lamps located throughout the study. He made no comment on this, treating it as the extravagance of the rich on gaudy and flippant use of Genesarian artifice. It did make for some decent ambiance, though. Kassandra was just a shade brighter than a silhouette in front of him, though that would likely change once his eyes adjusted. Patient, Roen indulged Kassandra’s ritual work. Relinquishing control over his hand to her gentle ministrations, he locked gazes with the wanderer and feigned a wince when she slid the sharpened tip over his index finger, cutting clean through callous to the tender flesh beneath. Blood beaded, and he grimaced, saying nothing. With his hand back firmly in his possession, Roen drew his injured finger to his lips and, forgetting polite decorum, sucked on the injured tip with an expression somewhere between petulance and grievance. “That hurt,” he complained in the quiet tones typically reserved for funerals and libraries. He drew his finger away from his mouth and folded his hand in his lap, squeezing the tip against his thumb to stop the bleeding. Preoccupied as he was with selling the indignation of bleeding his own blood and the pain involved with it, he did not fail to notice how the temperature dropped. It put him into an altogether less charitable mood. Until that point, he had not taken the traveling girl any more seriously than a charlatan, or a wood’s witch with lore little more esoteric than the arcane. But here, now, the world was responding in sympathy to her will and intent, and that was enough to turn his smile as frigid and brittle. It fractured altogether into the crippling shards of a frown as hoarfrost crept up the interior of his lamps to extinguish their flames, rendering both traveler and lord into distinct, sharp shadows of themselves. He had indulged her, he had gone through the rote in an attempt to charm and solicit friendliness, but now the game had become something serious, and while he was tempted to put an end to it then and there, he knew, with bitter rue, that he could not. She was in the middle of weaving, and without knowing what craft she divined her talents from, there was simply no way of telling how a dissolution would end. So, he watched, unhappy and uncertain, while she wove somatic gesture, melody and ritual into her soothsaying. Briefly illuminated by the striking of a match, Roen’s thoughts drifted into the clinical and analytical. No use of a fetish. Spell reagents. A rose, sulfur, wood. Ritual. Aethyr, possibly arcane. No grams or straight lines or wards; uses tune and diction for control. Possible faen. That was the extent of his ruminations, however. The flaming rose haw went into the bloodied water, and then all was smoke. After a moment, Roen breathed it in. He did not close his eyes to it, but stared into it, unmoving and unmoved. Prophecy, visions of the future, the past. Roen screwed his mouth tight, grinding his teeth until jowls turned hard and tendons started to creek. He saw familiar shapes, familiar eyes, familiar truths, and felt his ire rise, as well as his gorge. He smothered the deep, enduring ache in his chest with these feelings of contempt and fury, and was granted a reprieve when the vision drifted away, much like the girl it had been styled by. Kassandra’s voice found him in the midst of these sights, somewhat disembodied, yet bolder, firmer. As if she were both near and far. It raised his hackles in a way few things ever did, though whether it was her talk of love, a chase, and sons born by blood, he did not know. All of it, perhaps. Perhaps none. More, more, there was always more. The promises, the traps. Prophecy, he said he hated prophecy. He had tried to fight fate, once. He had tried to rally against it. What is it that he told her, what was it that he had said.. ’To see the future is like looking up at the branches of a tree. From the ground the trunk is visible, but after a while the tree begins to branch. Suddenly something that was one becomes several. Those branches in turn divide again, and again, and again. The further up you look the more the tree branches, the more the lower branches hide those that grow higher still.’ He had showed her, he had entreated her. He was so furious, that night. He had been so hateful. Roen had his Vindicta, once. 'Now you see that the tree is a living thing, its every inch moving between new growth and death. Leaves bud, wither and fall. The tree grows higher, and a wind rises. New branches spread above you. Some branches die, and become dry limbs creaking as they scrape the sky. Sometimes the wind is just a breath that only stirs the tiniest twigs. Sometimes it is a gale. The tree sways, the branches thrash. And all the while, through every change, every stir of air, every new growth, you are looking up, seeing the pattern of branches change, glimpsing its heights only to have them hidden again. We see what is closest most clearly, what is further away perhaps not at all.’ Hate, fury, fire. To predict the future wasn’t to see one leaf on a tree. It was to see a forest, and find one tree, and on that tree a single leaf. And he had looked at her, the golden-eyed girl, and he told her there were easier ways to divine the future. To destroy every other possibility except the one he wished to occur. He had threatened butchery. He had threatened savagery. And then -- and then he relented, and he had yielded, and he lost something, something vital, something necessary. He had lost his vindicta, and now, now.. Now… Now the vision was gone, and with it the smoky haze of castles falling, cities crumbling, and promises of glory. And while she said he sought death who sought him in turn, he felt keenly dead already. His eyes had adjusted, though. He saw Kassandra, saw how she looked at him, and heard her words with no small measure of discomfort. Without waiting for her to register the look of pain writ clear on his face, Roen pushed himself up from the table and turned his back on the wanderer, more upset with himself and his naivety than her wonderwork. What she had produced was controlled, articulate, and neat - more than this, it did not leave him feeling dirty, or soiled. It was not an invasive soothsaying. No, he couldn’t be angered with her talent, only with himself for ever doubting it. With the lamps gone dark and cold, Roen moved to the window and parted the heavy curtains to let moonlight in. It was a half-moon tonight, with stars aplenty to light their encounter. “That’s what my detractors called me..,” Roen hedged, skirting the line between lies and truth. “Devil.” He licked his lips and raised a hand, touching his jaw. It hurt, the tension there slow to fade. A pause, a further digest of what she had said and what they had seen. Fury, wrath, vengeance. He licked his lips. It echoed in his mind, that word. It haunted his dreams, took hold of him in nightmares. Hatred, fury, vengeance. Revenge. He drew in a low, shaky breath, then released it. “Vindicta.” He closed his eyes, tasting the word on his lips. “The word haunts me. It is like poison in my mind.” Quiet and sincere, he confessed to this girl. In darker days he might have slain her for the discomfort, but.. these were different times, and he was a different man. “You find me in shame and shadow, Miss Le’or, and tease me of being reborn in black and gold. What an interesting guest you have become.”
  14. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll get something in soon.
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