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Death-chan
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PostSubject: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 6:58 pm

The village has sparse outskirts, which accentuate its small, quaint atmosphere. There are a few buildings in disuse, including an old, locked watchtower for which the key has been long lost.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:00 pm

A day or so past the shard mission, Yoren feels his body starting to shut down, beginning with the arm with the scar. Well. He'd certainly had enough time after Elene's death. Guess this was suitable confirmation she was really gone.

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Yikkin
Mister Doctor Professor Yikkario
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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:05 pm

Yoren leans against one of the buildings. Or, perhaps, the more correct term is sagged. His entire body was screaming. He sinks down to the ground and lays his pair of swords, still scabbareded, against the building. He closes his eyes, just for a moment. Just needed to rest a bit.

He breaths a sigh, mostly wishing he'd had a chance to be in his shop with a cup of coffee, instead of this ramshackle town.

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"We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville."


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Death-chan
Libero
Libero


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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:06 pm

Suddenly, to his finely tuned instincts, he hears the drawing of a knife. No, several knives.

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Yikkin
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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:08 pm

Despite his, for lack of a better term, tiredness, he still looks around. Slowly.

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"We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville."
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Libero


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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:10 pm

He sees three people approaching him. Two women and a man. Each with knives drawn, looking at him cautiously from the shadows. Almost as if they're anticipating his attack and how to dodge it.

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Yikkin
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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:12 pm

Yoren doesn't even get up. He just gets out through gritted teeth, "What do you want?"

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Libero
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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:18 pm

"Your death."

In a blink, he's pinned up against the wall by a pair of knives.

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Yikkin
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Yikkin

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:25 pm

"Damnit," he growls.

He tears the knives out of his coat and sways to his feet. His swords are in his hands in the next seconds, a silver one in his right and his enchanted steel one in his left. The magic is the only thing that fights the numbness.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:28 pm

Another pair of knives comes spinning at him, aimed for his wrists.

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Yikkin
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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:30 pm

His gauntlets render those rather ineffective, at least for damage. The shock, does, however, make him fumble his swords.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:38 pm

One of the men throws a knife directly at his head while he's distracted.

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Yikkin
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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:40 pm

He barely moves enough for it to not be fatal, otherwise getting clocked in the head instead of stabbed.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:43 pm

Suddenly, a man who'd snuck up behind him silently reaches up and stabs him in his left elbow.

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Yikkin

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 7:45 pm

His arm jerks forward, the coat lessening the stab somewhat. It's still enough to pierce, make him drop his sword, and hurt like hell, though. He falls, without the magic keeping him standing.

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"Don’t do what you can’t undo, until you’ve considered what you can’t do once you’ve done it.”

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"We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville."
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Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10640
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Age : 20
Location : The moon.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 8:06 pm

His fall causes him to dodge another headshot. Not that it matters. The attackers advance on him, when suddenly...

"I urge you to reconsider your assault on this man." A priestly dressed young man strides up, looking very bored. The attackers blink at him, calculating whether to fight or flee. He waves his hand and his tome flies open, pages rippling. His hand glows. "I will say it once more, for good measure. Cease your attack."

The attackers back up and start retreating. The priest gestures over his shoulder to someone waiting behind him.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 8:14 pm

A peppy-looking young lass with a sword steps up in front of him, and the sword suddenly starts to glow the same as the priest's hand. "That's right! We wouldn't want to start any sort of trouble, would we?" She steps closer to them as they back away, the smile on her face being quite unnerving.
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Yikkin
Mister Doctor Professor Yikkario
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Yikkin

Posts : 11084
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 22
Location : Probably reading a book

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 8:18 pm

Yoren's left hand twitches toward his sword, but it's fallen too far away. He can barely move, and the numbness in his arm is now spreading into his chest.

So this is how I die. In a ramshackle hellhole. So much for going... In my sleep.

He keeps trying, and mostly failing, to move. To do anything at all.

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"Don’t do what you can’t undo, until you’ve considered what you can’t do once you’ve done it.”

My Bios

"We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville."
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Libero
Libero


Posts : 10640
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : The moon.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 8:26 pm

The assassins now may not be outnumbered, but they don't want to risk it. They flee, to try again another day, vanishing into the stretching shadows of the town.

The priest looks toward Yoren, twitching feebly on the ground, and becomes alarmed. "Lily!" he shouts, kneeling forward to pull Yoren's left sleeve up, and examine the cut. It's stopped bleeding completely, the arm might as well be dead, but the scar is throbbing unnaturally as it saps the rest of his life. "Hold on," he urges Yoren.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 8:32 pm

"R-Right! This is the only way, isn't it..." She mumbles to herself as she kneels down next to him and pulls out a small vial full of some concoction from somewhere on her person, opens it, and looks at the sword in her other hand. She moves it towards her own arm and, with a slight wince, cuts herself with it. It was only a small cut, but enough to draw blood, of which she allows a few drops to fall into the concoction. She hands it to her priest companion and presses down on the wound to stop the bleeding.
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Yikkin
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Yikkin

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Location : Probably reading a book

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 8:47 pm

Yoren suspects poison and renews his effort to move.

Renewed effort which is met with more futility.

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"Don’t do what you can’t undo, until you’ve considered what you can’t do once you’ve done it.”

My Bios

"We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville."
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Libero
Libero


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Age : 20
Location : The moon.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 8:52 pm

"Just as paranoid as ever, I see," the priest comments. "Fear not, this will restore you. Though it may be a bit painful... I cannot allow you to perish here. Drink up." He closes the potion into Yoren's functional hand and brings it to his lips. He isn't going to force the man to drink, at least not until there's no other choice.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 9:12 pm

The woman watches with bated breath.
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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 9:23 pm

Yoren drinks it. At this point, he's going to die either way, unless the strangers were telling the truth.

Afterwords, he feels a searing pain. The sort of pain that tells you that you're alive and life is kicking you in the teeth. He embraces it. It's so much different than the pain he's dealt with for so long that it's almost surreal. It passes in a minute or two, and Yoren feels... Good. Better than he had in years.

He glances at his two saviors, and notices... Fangs? He stands, muttering, "Vampires? Hmm. Am I immortal now? In any case... Thank you?"

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"We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville."
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Libero
Libero


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Age : 20
Location : The moon.

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PostSubject: Re: Outskirts   Outskirts Icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 9:25 pm

"Erm, yes, well. I am pleased to find that we arrived in time to save you from almost certain doom." He glances at the girl, seemingly expecting her to say something.

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