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PostSubject: Croix Manor   Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:54 pm

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Calling it a manor is probably a little extreme, as far as housing goes in this city. Still, the place's name is indicative of the spirit of its inhabitants: they refuse to surrender their dignity, to the point that the pretense seems a little embarrassing.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:28 am

Nalima dashes inside, where Rexley is staring in confusion. "Lady Cromwyll has a death wish. For one of our houseguests. I don't know if she fled, but she's down an arm and she disappeared."

Rexley sighs. "Noel, what did you get yourself into...?"

"It's not Noel this time, brother. Apparently the swordsman was once her apprentice, and she has a grudge. Anyway. We need to stay alert."

With that, Nalima runs off to where the guest rooms are, determined to protect all the guests.



Tod's door is closed, a silver light glowing from beneath it. Whispering can be heard through the door - it seems to be Eisele and Tod discussing something intently.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:33 am

Elene, hair wild and face filled with black rage, throws open the door. Her eyes flick between the two occupants, and seeing neither is who she is looking for, she dashes off again.

Seconds later, Yoren runs down the hall after her, almost a blur.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:38 am

Tod dashes to follow, and Eisele follows too.

Nalima is right behind Eisele when Eisele leaves her room. Nalima pushes Eisele back inside and closes the door.



The next room is where Ina and Leticia lie sleeping. There is a hastily scrawled rune in silver on the door.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:44 am

Elene hisses as she steps through the door. This night was proving more painful than any since she'd turned. The ward burns her like a light fire, but she draws the dagger she had prepared and stands over the sleeping girls.

She plunges the dagger once into Ina's chest. The cut is not deep, but it smells foul, already.

Ina lets out a gurgled scream but doesn't wake.

Elene turns the blade toward Leticia and raises it again. No more mercy. No more mistakes.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:48 am

Leticia hears the gurgled scream. She wakes up, comprehends what is happening in an instant, and lets out an ear-splitting scream.

In the same instant, she grabs the cracked crystal candelabra and whacks Elene with it. Her intent is not to cause damage, but just to get Elene to recoil back for an instant.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:54 am

Elene does so.

That instant is all the time Yoren needs to arrive in the room. His left arm is covered in blue flames, from shoulder to fingertips.

He walks over to Elene, picks her up by the throat, and hurls her against the far wall. He draws his sword and advances toward her.

Elene, dazed, can't react until...

Yoren drives the sword directly into the center of her chest. He then shouts a complicated, seemingly foreign command, and Elene is wreathed in the fire that travels down his arm and sword.

She screams, but still seems to be alive.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:15 am

Tod rushes into the room after Yoren. "Are you hurt?!" he demands of Leticia.

"Ina--"

Tod kneels over Ina. He winces at the sight. "Drat. Poisoned. Well, there has to be a way to... reverse... the poison. There always is a reverse. So what is the... Hm..." He pulls a silver candlestick from his pocket and focuses his magic through it, storing it up for some Healing. "Do I act fast or do I think it through? Risk of error or risk of waiting too long? Okay, okay, I don't know much about poisons but I do know... Oh, if only Newton were here!" He tears his cravat off and presses it against the wound. "I don't know how long Yoren can hold her there. I'm going to need protection. I need a knife, preferably silver."

Nalima stands in the doorway, face a mask of doom. She tosses one down, and it lies quivering in the wood for a moment. Tod takes it and starts scratching runes into the floor, pouring magic into it. He's sweating with exertion by the time he finishes the circle around the bed.

Nalima stares at Yoren and Elene. "Need anything else?" she asks Tod.

"Yes... A Healer..."

Nalima is gone quickly, and returns with Eisele. Eisele enters the circle of runes around the bed. Once she crosses it, Tod pours the energy stored in the candlestick into the runes on the floor, and they light up for an instant. Tod slumps, unconscious.

This is a disaster...

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:23 am

"ELENE! WHAT WAS ON THAT FUCKING KNIFE?!"

Blackroot venom mixed with elfweed and callowwisp blossoms."

This probably makes no sense to anyone else in the room, but Yoren just has one thing to say.

"Oh Writers... "

He turns to Nalima. "Your Axe is silver, correct? Strike her head from her shoulders with it."

Elene doesn't react.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:27 am

Unless the others were watching carefully, it would seem as if the axe just appeared there, stuck four inches deep in the wall right in between Elene's head and the rest of her, right as Yoren spoke.

Nalima isn't slow, nor hesitant in the slightest.



Meanwhile, Eisele reviews what she needs for an antidote. Her face drains of color when she hears the name of the poison. She determines to Heal the wound anyway. As well as it can be Healed.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:31 am

Elene's head and body fall to the floor and dissolve into mist.

Yoren's entire body slumps as he walks over to Eisele.

"It cannot be stopped," he says, real sadness breaking into his voice. "Nevertheless, would you like to draw on my power reserves to assist your efforts?"

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:37 am

"I refuse to surrender to inevitability. It is my responsibility as a Healer to do everything I can to stop what is thought to be inevitable. Any strength you can lend me would be much appreciated." She sounds like she's reciting some sort of creed, but her eyes fill with tears nonetheless.

"I can't let anyone else die!"

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:27 am

Yoren takes off the glove on his right hand and lays the hand on her shoulder.

At the contact, Eisele will feel a very large reserve of magical energy that will feel entirely alien, though she should still be able to draw on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:14 pm

Eisele draws on it and closes her eyes. Her staff glows.

Time passes. Eventually sunlight pours in through the window.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:23 pm

Ina's breathing seems to normalize a bit, but she still doesn't wake up.

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A young woman with black hair stands in the door of the room.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:27 pm

Tobias stands behind her. "This young woman wishes to see Master Hellscrypt?"

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:50 pm

Yoren's hand drops limply from Eisele's shoulder and he turns.

"Boss? You okay?"

He nods tiredly. "Yes... I am." He straightens, and the commanding steel is back in his voice.

"Now, Teia. I assume you've already heard of the incident here and the two that preceded it?"

"Yes, sir."

"They never happened. See to it that these people aren't tied up with the web Elene's spun. Whatever it takes. And see that this family is compensated for their trouble. I suppose whatever's in the extra account will do. 20,000 or so."

"Alright, Boss. I'll see to it right away."

Teia curtsies elegantly and exits the manor.

Yoren turns back to the Croix family. "My apologies."

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Ina begins to cough quietly and opens her eyes just a little.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:57 pm

Nalima is nowhere to be found in the manor, and is probably outside venting her struggles. Lord Rexley is struggling to finish the legal work over Noel's death and is attempting to contact the police. Eisele and Tobias are all that can represent the battered family.

Eisele is exhausted, but wipes her brow and steels her face. "She's... alive..." she whispers. "I never heard of anyone surviving that poison before... It might just be slowed, you should take her to a specialist..."

At her words, Leticia's tired eyes fill visibly with hope.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:59 pm

"I've seen it used often enough that I can label this as an impossibility. Where is the nearest hospital?"

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:06 pm

"I... There are some white mages right outside the plaza, there's a great cathedral overlooking the sea. It's in an area hardly anyone goes to anymore. That's the fastest to get to, especially if you can get one of the elders. But the best place is the Lochmere clinic, though that's so far off..."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:10 pm

"Far off indeed."

He sighs, and then swears.

"I suppose there is naught to do but try. If she dies, so the Angels have decreed."

Yoren picks her up and turns to go.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:16 pm

"I-I'll lead you to the cathedral, okay?" Eisele can barely stand after her healing attempt, but tries anyway.

"There's no need," comes a voice from the hallway as Nalima strides in. "If speed is the issue, it'd be best to go by wyvern."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:19 pm

"You can barely stand, Eisele. Stay here and rest. You've done all you can."

He turns to Nalima.

"Let us go."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:26 pm

"Can I come too?" Leticia asks, voice barely more than a whisper.

Nalima frowns. "I'm really sorry, but it isn't advisable that Dwight - the wyvern, that is - carry more than the weight of three people. You should try to get some rest, child. You and Eisele and Tod can come by in a few hours and see the state of the healing."

"O...Okay."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:27 pm

"Wouldn't want anyone falling off."

Yoren sets off at a brisk pace, his sister still in his arms.

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