The Desert Expanse

Go down

The Desert Expanse

Post  Rebecca Lee on Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:38 pm

An endless stretch of sand and hard, sun baked clay that extends for several miles. The Beijio Desert is known to be the third largest mass of barren wastes in all of Galiavan. Its been around for millennia, and it guards the Beijionese people as a barrier for its enemies who attempt to take their great city by land...

______________

avatar
Rebecca Lee
Private First Class
Private First Class

Posts : 27
Join date : 2016-10-21
Age : 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Rebecca Lee on Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:48 pm

(From here)

Rebecca was hoofin' it unfortunately. She couldn't afford a vehicle nor was she able to steal any of real worth. She didn't know how to ride a horse, she'd probably just kill the damn thing in this heat anyhow, so she was merciful in that regard. No, she decided to walk, with a rifle and bag on her back, her guns in her holsters and a new knife she had purchased which was hidden in her boot. She had a limp cigarette between her lips and a olive drab canteen strapped against her left hip that sloshed water about. She's had worse, but this heat soaked through her top and made her tanned appearance glistening with sweat.

She grumbled, eyes half lidded with anger, still thinking about the other demon's words:

Darkstorm Zero: as The elder sister, Ramiel wrote:Her face expressionless as she looked at the collapsing ashen remnants of Kerial. After a few seconds of staring at the collapsing body, she merely closed her eyes and sighed in exasperation.

Then, the elder demoness looked over at Rebecca, her expression still blank, before she spoke. "You have earned one favor. I will grant you any one wish that is within my power to grant. Summon me, when you wish to decide."

"Any wish huh? Dammit... this should be easy! Fuckin' hell!!" She screamed, tightening her fist as she paused to let out her anger in the lone wilderness. She nearly bit her cigarette in half with her clenched teeth, staring up at the sky in anger. "FUuuuuuuuuuuuCK!" she cursed the air, her voice traveling for miles. She was restless now, she needed to either fill something with holes, or have her own tended to! She was pissed, yet bored in this endless stretch of sand.
avatar
Rebecca Lee
Private First Class
Private First Class

Posts : 27
Join date : 2016-10-21
Age : 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Edgar Holden on Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:38 pm

(OOC: From Here)

Edgar's form raced over the sea, and then over the gailden Coastline, and not long after, the desert wastes. He lowered altitude and slowed down as he got closer to where he felt the presence from. until he stopped dead in mid air, looking down past his feet as he hovered there, the tattered remnants of his torso armor waived about in the hot desert winds, and the sun warmed his skin rapidly, but for Edgar these were not concerns at all.

"Hmm... Underground?" he asked himself aloud, and now that he was closer, he could sense a few other lifeforms. Although these were definitely not humanoid... Snake people? What were they called again? Lamia? Ed shrugged his shoulders. It didn't matter. He had to get down there. His eyes scanned the countryside, and he could see many honeycomb tunnels weaved through the sandstone and bedrock beneath the sands, but their entrances were hidden by illusions and the ever changing dune landscapes. So that meant he had to make his own way down. He couldn't teleport down there, as he had never seen the hidden city with his own eyes, and ran the risk of reforming inside a wall, or worse inside another being, undoubtedly killing them, and he had no desire to do that.

Instead, Edgar landed, and pointed a palm down at the sands, then with his powers, he began to part the sands telekinetically.
avatar
Edgar Holden
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Posts : 219
Join date : 2016-03-01
Age : 37
Location : Wandering alone.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Darkstorm Zero on Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:42 pm

A pair of Golden Lamia scouts who were tracking Revy saw what was happening once the big human had landed. In a silent exchange, one of them dissappeared beneath the sands, while the other continued to watch both the woman, and the strange giant man. A fear creeping over his face.

"The man is digging... He's digging for the city!"

_________________


You will bow before the throne of Hell, or you will become part of it.
avatar
Darkstorm Zero
Admin
Admin

Posts : 656
Join date : 2013-02-21
Age : 37
Location : The Sinful Throne Of Hell

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Rebecca Lee on Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:13 pm

The woman was knocked over by what felt like a shock wave! Upon hitting the sand though, she rolled backwards and drawing her pistols from her armpits in a fluid, scarily fast motion! She swept the clinking handguns around her, her brown eyes almost gold in color; flashing like the edge of a blade! "What the fuck was that?!" She exclaimed, her poor cig's ember had been blown away, effectively snuffing her smoke out! She spat the thing from her plush lips, her teeth clenched and white while she swung her dual handguns about the vast desert landscape.

She was soon looking upon a half dressed man, a big man who was taller than most people she's ever met before. She blinked, staring at his waving dark hair and tattered clothing from behind, her weapons trained at his back. Where the hell did he come from?! She thought, clicking off the safety of both weapons. Upon further inspection, she saw he had his hands outstretched, and the sand beneath him was... moving.

She blinked again, in mild disbelief. But since she's had her fair share of bizarre in one morning, she wasn't completely caught off guard by it. "Where the hell you come from?!" she called out, keeping her weapons aimed at him. "You have three fuckin' seconds to tell me what the fuck just happened!" she began, swallowing dryly before her lidded eyes focused to where she'd shoot. "My fingers are getting itchy, may have to squeeze a few rounds if you aren't inclined to speak!" she added with a sneer.
avatar
Rebecca Lee
Private First Class
Private First Class

Posts : 27
Join date : 2016-10-21
Age : 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Edgar Holden on Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:29 pm

Ed's head snapped around at Rebecca. His eyes dimmed back to their usual green color, and the sands stopped parting, and fell back to their normal position. He stood there for a moment before speaking. "Huh, I must be having an off day. Didn't expect to see a woman travelling on foot in the middle of a desert..." instinctively he scanned the woman. She was someone who did not belong here.... Much like himself, or Catherine who he left behind in Kilwood.

He decided to answer the woman's question, as he could feel her unease and impatience... two callsigns of fear. "I flew in" he answered simply. "As for what knocked you over... I can only imagine seeing what I was doing caused you to slip down the side of the dune you stood on... I could have cratered this area when I landed, but I think that would have been a bit over dramatic. But please, put your guns away. You will not need then, nor will they help you should you shoot me with them... People with far bigger and better guns than a pair of 9mm Custom Beretta 92FS have tried" he added, indicating the scar on his chest.
avatar
Edgar Holden
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Posts : 219
Join date : 2016-03-01
Age : 37
Location : Wandering alone.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Rebecca Lee on Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:55 pm

She raised a brow at his matter of fact responses, before furrowing her brows. The words he said 'Beretta 92FS' sounded foreign, but familiar as well. He referred to her guns of course, but they didn't share the same name. The man pissed her off, but he paused in his dramatic display of altering the desert sands in conversation with her.

"I can give you more scars! I've killed one freak today with 'my boys', another won't be a problem." she explains with a grunt.
avatar
Rebecca Lee
Private First Class
Private First Class

Posts : 27
Join date : 2016-10-21
Age : 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Edgar Holden on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:04 pm

Edgar frowned as he turned to face the woman fully. "I'm aware... You smell like the blood of a Hell Knight. Well done. Not many normal humans could kill a Hell Knight. But don't let that go to your head. While you nearly died trying to kill one Hell Knight, I fought off their entire force in the Guardian's Gorge, went one on one with a Battlelord, and destroyed their spire. And I did it without weapons... I don't enjoy pissing matches, but your guns are literally nothing compared to what I shrugged off today alone... Go ahead, pop one off and see what happens." Edgar stated, then waited. He knew she had a violent temperament and was more than willing to kill anyone in her way just for looking at her strange. Not to mention she seemed offended by his comment about her guns...

"Ah, I see... You thing your guns give you some measure of power..." he surmised. "You think it gives you power over life and death, the ability to kill..."
avatar
Edgar Holden
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Posts : 219
Join date : 2016-03-01
Age : 37
Location : Wandering alone.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Rebecca Lee on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:31 pm


"Asshole..." she spat, gripping the guns tighter. "So you wanna try?!" she exclaimed, and would have pulled the triggers if not for his next few words:

Edgar Holden wrote:
"Ah, I see... You thing your guns give you some measure of power..." he surmised. "You think it gives you power over life and death, the ability to kill..."

They were similar to what the Hell Knight she fought had said, which eerily paused her movement. "...what was that?" She gasped.
avatar
Rebecca Lee
Private First Class
Private First Class

Posts : 27
Join date : 2016-10-21
Age : 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Edgar Holden on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:47 pm

"It's not hard to figure out," Ed replied as he started stepping towards Rebecca, face stern and unyielding. "You believe that because you hold weapons in your hands, you not only have the power, but the right to decide who lives and who dies. In other words, you believe you have power. You crave power, and you don't ever want to feel helpless... Your mind screams out 'I don't need luxuries, or pretty things, but I do want power. The power of wealth, and the ability to kill to keep that wealth.' That's what I see in your eyes. But that does not explain why you point your guns at me, for no reason." he finally stood before the angry woman with a gun pressed now against his scarred chest, right where his mother's stinger pierced him.

"Go ahead kid... your gun is pointed right at my heart. Pull the trigger! Puff that magic bullet right in there! Kill an innocent man for no reason to prove you got the biggest dick in the land if you want to, nobody is here to see it and scorn you for it, or sing you praises for it. But, don't be surprised if it doesn't end the way you think it will..." Ed warned as his dark green eyes stared into her amber yellow ones.
avatar
Edgar Holden
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Posts : 219
Join date : 2016-03-01
Age : 37
Location : Wandering alone.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Darkstorm Zero on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:51 pm

As the two strangers got heated up, many more of the Golden Cobra warriors silently got into ambush positions and hid themselves in the sandy shallows, watching the two and clutching their weapons tightly. Nervously.

They didn't know why, but the feeling the large man gave off unnerved them all... He was not like other humans, who were normally either dinner, or friendly usually. those that wern't friendly were definitely dinner. But this man.... He was definitely not food...

They waited for Raz and his elf guest to arrive.

_________________


You will bow before the throne of Hell, or you will become part of it.
avatar
Darkstorm Zero
Admin
Admin

Posts : 656
Join date : 2013-02-21
Age : 37
Location : The Sinful Throne Of Hell

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Anastasia Faizland on Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:43 am

Darkstorm Zero wrote:As the two strangers got heated up, many more of the Golden Cobra warriors silently got into ambush positions and hid themselves in the sandy shallows, watching the two and clutching their weapons tightly. Nervously.

They didn't know why, but the feeling the large man gave off unnerved them all... He was not like other humans, who were normally either dinner, or friendly usually. those that wern't friendly were definitely dinner. But this man.... He was definitely not food...

They waited for Raz and his elf guest to arrive.

[From Here]

Ana finally arrived, slipping quietly beside Raz. She silently nodded to him, before taking noticed of his hesitation. Slipping quietly above the dune on her chest, she observed the two individuals in the sand, and watched as the scene got very tense. She heard banter from the Lamia about her that the pair had been at it for several minutes now, and it seemed like they would be pointing weapons at one another all day.

Ana sighed, removing her gunbelt and blade. "Don't try anything stupid..." she warned the Lamia. "If it gets bad, wait for an opening and try to handle it quick- but there is no need to spill further blood." she explained before climbing the dune.

She sneaks down the sandy hills, sliding on her bottom to get behind a crag. She then closed her eyes. Sir Brightblade, watch over me. She thought of her elderly teacher from way back when, before whistling loudly- then slowly revealed herself from the rocky outcrop of millennia old coral.

She appeared between the two from a distance and slowly approached without a word.
avatar
Anastasia Faizland
Master Corporal
Master Corporal

Posts : 103
Join date : 2013-09-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Rebecca Lee on Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:51 am

She grits her teeth painfully tight. "Cocky son of a bitch!" She exclaimed, pulling back the triggers of both weapons when she heard the sharp whistle.

Anastasia Faizland wrote:
Darkstorm Zero wrote:As the two strangers got heated up, many more of the Golden Cobra warriors silently got into ambush positions and hid themselves in the sandy shallows, watching the two and clutching their weapons tightly. Nervously.

They didn't know why, but the feeling the large man gave off unnerved them all... He was not like other humans, who were normally either dinner, or friendly usually. those that wern't friendly were definitely dinner. But this man.... He was definitely not food...

They waited for Raz and his elf guest to arrive.

[From Here]

Ana finally arrived, slipping quietly beside Raz. She silently nodded to him, before taking noticed of his hesitation. Slipping quietly above the dune on her chest, she observed the two individuals in the sand, and watched as the scene got very tense. She heard banter from the Lamia about her that the pair had been at it for several minutes now, and it seemed like they would be pointing weapons at one another all day.

Ana sighed, removing her gunbelt and blade. "Don't try anything stupid..." she warned the Lamia. "If it gets bad, wait for an opening and try to handle it quick- but there is no need to spill further blood." she explained before climbing the dune.

She sneaks down the sandy hills, sliding on her bottom to get behind a crag. She then closed her eyes. Sir Brightblade, watch over me. She thought of her elderly teacher from way back when, before whistling loudly- then slowly revealed herself from the rocky outcrop of millennia old coral.

She appeared between the two from a distance and slowly approached without a word.

She flinched, turning to movement from her left and instinctively swayed the pistol in her left hand in the direction of the approaching figure!

Bang!

The flash of light, the slide recoiling as a nine millimeter casing ejected from the frame. She didn't get a chance to look at the target, the approaching figure; only turning and firing out of impulse given the ambush driven situation!
avatar
Rebecca Lee
Private First Class
Private First Class

Posts : 27
Join date : 2016-10-21
Age : 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Leland McKelly on Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:47 am

[From here]

A golden dome appeared blindingly fast from around them, so fast many would have perhaps mistaken its presence for the gunshot's muzzle flash. But everything within the dome had slowed up without their knowledge, save perhaps a few. Rebecca's bullet had traveled halfway between Anastasia and the weapon, and even as the larger man was ready to stop its path, a powerful blast of energy was approaching from below it!

A bright white glowing spike exploded from the sand, like a laser that radiated spiritual power. The energy from the blast was revolving around the simple cartridge that Leland had shot, which now slammed into the smaller 9mm round floating in mid air! The bullets melted upon impact as the laser like blast of energy continued to propel them upward, the path of the round was not only diverted in that moment, but completely obliterated with a bright spark!

The dome quickly retreated as quickly as it had appeared, the time between the shot and the dome was the same, and it was if it happened the moment Revy shot her pistol! The energy remained for a moment, slowly dissolving away and fading upward before vanishing. A small hole, surrounded by glass caused by the energy which had revolved around Leland's Spiritual Shot, remained, jutting from the dune like a small peephole that bored all the way down to the Lamia City below...
avatar
Leland McKelly
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Posts : 208
Join date : 2011-03-13
Age : 28
Location : New York

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Edgar Holden on Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:03 am

Edgar was about to move to stop Revy firing on the Elf Woman, but he stopped as he sensed a stirring of spiritual energies, instead, he let out a small smirk as leland's shot intercepted Rebecca's. And it worked. 'Hmm, perhaps he is more what Damian aspires to rather than mirrors him, an odd conundrum.' Ed thought for just a moment, before his hands snaked around, and grasped Revy's weapons, pinning the hammers down with his thumbs, and using his palm and fingers to hold the slides.

"You are far too unpredictably dangerous with these kid. You could have killed a completely innocent person out of pure reflex, and sensing your heart, I'm not even sure you would have given a shit. No more." he said, before his pinky fingers hit the magazine ejector buttons as he pulled the slides, emptying the chambers of their ammo.
avatar
Edgar Holden
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Posts : 219
Join date : 2016-03-01
Age : 37
Location : Wandering alone.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Rebecca Lee on Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:28 am

Rebecca blinked in awe of the light show. "D-did you guys see that?!" she exclaimed. "H-holy fucking shit! That was fucking awesome!!" She laughed excitedly, the power in that shot alone was fucking incredible! Where did it come from?! WHAT did it come from! She was filled with so much amusement that she didn't for a moment, realize the large guy had disarmed her weapons, and ejected the mags!

When she did, she turned, her face quickly becoming sour! "H-HEY! Hands off the merchandise!!"

She yanked at her pistols, keeping her fingers off the trigger so they wouldn't discharge the rounds remaining in the chambers, while also keeping the triggers from breaking! His grip was like a vice, and it was near impossible to pull away! "Urrrrrrrrrg!" She screamed, placing her right boot on his wrist for some leverage!
avatar
Rebecca Lee
Private First Class
Private First Class

Posts : 27
Join date : 2016-10-21
Age : 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Anastasia Faizland on Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:03 pm

Anastasia remained still, her eyes wide with disbelief at what had just happened, the first few moments after the artful display of bright light, she thought she had been hit with the Manzetta's bullet. She checked her chest, neck head for any sign of a wound, in disbelief of what had just happened. "No wound... that blast... did it really destroy her bullet?" she asked herself, muttering the words under her breath. She thought of a similar moment she had encountered in her youth, training with the foreign Scardian teachers in the arts of the blade. There was a fellow squire, whom she had been close with, who had performed a similar feat, but it was with a mystical black bow...

She looked up at the giant man and the crazed woman, and breathed a sigh of relief as he took her... 'toys' from her. "Thank you sir. This situation could have escalated worse. But, I must ask that you do not continue with your excavation of sand, for a community of innocent lamia lie beneath who'd be exposed to elements they have taken shelter from. Your actions could impair the hatchlings." she added, slightly flustered as she thought of how cute they were for their size. Hard to believe they would be able to eat humans once fully grown.
avatar
Anastasia Faizland
Master Corporal
Master Corporal

Posts : 103
Join date : 2013-09-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Edgar Holden on Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:55 pm

Edgar's eyes turned to Anastasia after effectively disabling Rebecca's guns. He let go of them, causing Revy to overreach her pull, and fell over. To make sure thatshe didn't shoot anyone else, he pulled the slides back telepathically, ejecting the unspent bullets from the pistols. "No more..." Ed muttered before he addressed Ana's statement.

"I believe the one who performed that trick shot, is also the man I need to speak with. And he is down there..." Ed pointed to the tiny glassed out hole in the desert sands. "He fired it from within that underground cavern..."

Then he heard the rest of Ana's request, and cocked an eyebrow. "Lamia?.... As in serpent people?" Ed scratched his head then and stood with his other hand on his hip. "Man, this planet is strange to me.... But that's fine.... I have no desire to harm innocent beings. That's not why I'm here."

avatar
Edgar Holden
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant

Posts : 219
Join date : 2016-03-01
Age : 37
Location : Wandering alone.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Desert Expanse

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum