| With Fate Uncertain And Bloodstained Hands
, Memoirs of Felisa Serhas. Chapter One: Beginning of the end
Sep 25 2009, 05:21 PM
Joined: 22-September 09
From: Stockholm, Sweden
In this thread you will find the first two chapters in the history about the assassin Felisa Serhas, the khajiit scout Sa'Quira and Gasheera, who remembers nothing of his former life. This history tels the tale about how Gasheera came to be one of the greatest heroes of Cyrodiil, and how the trio went about to make it happen. Because when the jaws of Oblivion open, noone ever thinks the thought that the one that's saving them is lying.
Chapter One: Beginning of the End
My head ached as I arose from the hard stone floor. I waited for the dizzines to disapear as I looked around in the room. Just then I noticed it wasn't a room, and the events of the last few days came rushing back at me.
I sank down towards the wall and managed to close my eyes. The stench picking at my nose, and thoughts whirling all around my head. It was indeed cold in the cell, and the only things I'd have any use of in here was a stool, a small table, a bucket and a bedroll. I would have thought they could at least give me some water. For the soreness of my throat was increasing.
A while later a noice from another cell made me open my eyes. Sighing at the thought of how long I'd have to be here, I looked out through the steel bars of the cell and saw another dunmer in the one across.
He had a few wrinkles and his hair was grey. At the moment he was leaning against the bars of the cell door, his red eyes staring almost hysterically, at me. But soon his eyes went back to normal, as if he'd just finished evaluating me. He looked strong, but it was noticeable that he had spent much time in the cell.
"Well that's somethin' ya' don't see every day. What a pretty face." He finished his sentence with a smile, and I returned it carefully. Not yet sure of what to think. I then got up and put my hands on the cell door, looking at him.
"Ya' know, one of those guards owe me a favor, I could maybee get us put in the same cell." He said, still smiling." Ya' know, it gets pretty cold down here during the nights." I rolled my eyes, looking up in the roof before turning my eyes on him again.
"That's all you can think about? Getting someone to spend the night with?" Now I sat down on the floor, feeling how much my strength had been drained during the last hours. Though how many it had been since I fell asleep, I did not know.
"Hmph, you'll find it gets pretty lonely down here. Trust me, in a few months, you'll be asking me." He answered and chuckled. I sighed and tilted my head backwards again.
"Could you maybe tell me what time it is? You see, I don't have a window in my cell." I looked up and saw him watching me. Nodding slightly I arose from the floor and moved the stool to stand beneath the small window. Then I got up on it and looked out.
The sun shone clearly, almost enlightening the trees, and lake Rumare. It was a fine day, and had I been out there, I would probably have taken a swim in the lake. But, as I remembered myself over and over again, I wasn't.
"The sun is high in the sky, so I would say around twelve." When I'd told him I put the chair back and laid down on the bedroll. I was way to pained by the thought of the sun being on the other side of the wall, so I couldn't really stand the sight of it.
"What's your name?" He asked, and it took me by suprise. I hadn't thought he was still looking at me. But I sat up and looked at him across the cell.
"Felisa. Felisa Serhas. That is my name." He nodded and it took a while for me before I continued. "What is yours?"
"My name? It is Valen Dreth."
A short beginning, I know. But I do not have time to write more today.
This post has been edited by saqin: Apr 21 2011, 11:30 AM
I no longer use this acoount since I can't do anything with it. New username: Saquira
Apr 12 2010, 03:59 PM
Joined: 22-September 09
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Thanks for the comments, it's good to see that a few people read this occasionally.
As for Valen Dreth I actually thought that he is a decent guy, but he plays mad or something like that, as I'll write later. Maybe he generally hates people, but saw something in her that he likes. I haven't thought much more about that, since I'm not giving him such a big role.
But anyways, here is another update!
Valen gave me a glance before backing away from the bars, and the khajiit went to stand by the window, I followed his example, placing myself next to him.
”My sons, are they dead?” A man said, he sounded quite old.
”We don’t know that sire, the messenger only said they where attacked.” A younger male voice answered. I glanced up at the khajiit quickly, he didn’t seem very worried. He seemed as the warrior type, the one without a brain.
”No they are dead, I feel it.” There was that elderly man’s voice again. What a horrible thing to say! But I didn’t get much time to think about it, because the next moment I knew, four people where standing outside my cell. Three strange looking guards, and a man dressed in a red robe. He had a strange amulet, it looked like a great ruby. I considered stealing it, but came to the conclusion that I still wouldn’t be able to do anything with it in prison.
”What’s the prisoners doing here? This cell is supposed to be off limits.” The woman said.
”Usual mix up with the guard, I…” The youngest of them began, but the female stopped him.
”Never mind, lets get this gate opened.” She said and opened it. Next moment they came in, but it was mostly a blur. And they only spoke to the khajiit who’s name turned out to be Gasheera. And apparently the robed man was the emperor. I’d really have to get an update on what’d happened when I got out of prison. But then the female pushed a loose rock, which caused the wall to give in. And down they went all five of them, leaving the cell door open! So I went through it, up to Valens cell.
”What are you waiting for? Leave before someone gets down here!” He said and walked up to the bars.
”But what about you, I can’t just leave you here locked up!” I answered, wailing involuntarily. For I was considering leaving.
”Don’t think about me, I’ve already accepted the fact that I wont ever get out of here. You are young, you’ve got a future. You should leave.” He said, and stroke my cheek.
”Bye then. I’m leaving you now, but I’ll come back.” I said.
”Don’t. Farewell.” He said, and retreated from the bars.
”I am coming back.” I answered stubbornly. He smiled as if though I where merely an ignorant child, and then I left. I went down the same way as the soldiers, the emperor and the khajiit.
As I came out of the darkness I was meet by a corridor looking much like the prison. Walls, roof and floor where all made of stone, maybe marble, and every here and there I could make out small alcoves. Though it was pretty dark, and therefore hard to see exactly.
Since I couldn’t find a torch I started stumbling down the corridor. Coming across a chest I removed the things in it, a weak healing potion and a few coins, and continued down some stairs. Coming through a door, I looted another chest and went down yet another couple of stairs.
I went on much like that, the biggest shock was when I came into an area, and there where dead people! When examining their robes it was clear that they where assassins. But I knew they where not from the Dark Brotherhood, since of course we in the brotherhood did only kill in our black robes. But could they be Morag Tong then? After a while I concluded that no, they couldn’t. Anyways they provided me with a lock pick that I used to get my manacles of, and a few potions. Mostly restore health and restore magicka.
After that I continued through the dark tunnels with cautious steps, all in vain. For I soon discovered that it had been looted not much earlier, which probably was the doing of the khajiit. Though thankfully he’d at least left an iron short sword, a leather cuirass and a ruby that was so packed in the mud that I was almost sure he’d stepped on it. I looted all of them, and then treaded lightly forward, not wanting to be surprised in case something had passed the attention of the khajiit.
Looking around a corner, I noticed one of the soldiers that had been accompanying the emperor. And on the ground next to him was the emperor himself! Obviously dead since he was lying in a pool of blood. The soldier wasn’t looking in my direction, so I snuck past him and felt on the handle of the door, someone had obviously barred it from the other side. So I snuck back to the room with the soldier to see if there was a way out there. And of course it was, I’d just have to walk right past the soldier!
”Excuse me, but isn’t that the emperor?” I asked, stepping out from the shadows, trying to get him to believe that I was stupid. He spun around with his blade drawn, but sheathed it again once he saw me. I obviously didn’t look like much of a threat in the prison clothes.
”Yes…” He said, staring. At me as a matter of fact.
”Who killed him?” Asking another stupid question, since really the bodies of the assassins where scattered over the room. I think I was merely hoping that he wouldn’t see my slow movement towards the door. And well, he pointed at the corpses, obviously.
”Who are you? And why are you in prison?” He asked stepping sideways to block the opening in the wall.
”Oh, no one special. I got into a pub brawl and accidentally killed a guy. Um, could you let me pass?” I said then, hoping that he wouldn’t notice what a bad liar I am.
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saqin With Fate Uncertain And Bloodstained Hands Sep 25 2009, 05:21 PM Olen Good opening, we meet the main character and get a... Sep 25 2009, 08:34 PM saqin I'm afraid you're right about me typing di... Sep 26 2009, 04:43 PM saqin Here you've got the next piece of the story. A... Sep 28 2009, 03:01 PM Olen I like your take on Valen Dreth, quite different f... Sep 28 2009, 03:33 PM saqin He, thanks for pointing out that stupid mistake. I... Sep 28 2009, 05:24 PM saqin Soo, here is the next part.
---------------------... Apr 8 2010, 07:47 AM mALX I am so glad you are updating this! You are of... Apr 8 2010, 05:04 PM Remko A fresh look on an old story.. nice!
But the l... Apr 9 2010, 01:24 PM Olen Good to see you back at this piece. It's a re... Apr 12 2010, 07:24 PM mALX I like the way you are handling this! Apr 16 2010, 07:01 PM saqin Thanks for the great comments.
Did I hear someone... Apr 19 2010, 03:50 PM Remko I was afraid that would happen... I liked it!
... Apr 19 2010, 04:07 PM mALX Oh, I didn't see that coming - HUGE! Grea... Apr 19 2010, 08:23 PM saqin One month was the time he gave me. One month to pr... Aug 8 2010, 01:45 PM mALX ARGH! A cliffhanger! Aug 20 2010, 05:40 PM Rachel the Breton Hmmm, this is turning into quite the interesting s... Aug 25 2010, 01:15 AM saqin Well, here there is more! I didn't have ac... Sep 11 2010, 09:55 AM mALX Really Great Chapter! You use a lot of intere... Sep 12 2010, 05:39 AM treydog
That is a wonderfully evocative moment. Really... Sep 12 2010, 12:55 PM saqin Thanks ^^ And well, I kind of already had the end ... Sep 14 2010, 03:05 PM treydog Very powerful, especially at the end. You have th... Sep 14 2010, 09:33 PM mALX ARGH! A black widow spider...a praying mantis... Sep 15 2010, 05:31 PM saqin And so the story continues...
[b]Chapter two: Why... Nov 15 2010, 07:38 PM Remko Yay, it's continued :)
Loved the parallel line... Nov 16 2010, 11:53 AM mALX The interplay between Felisa and Gasheera was AWES... Nov 17 2010, 01:01 AM saqin Should have another piece coming soon, but in the ... Dec 26 2010, 01:20 PM mALX
Should have another piece coming soon, but in the... Dec 26 2010, 02:18 PM Acadian What a pleasure to catch up with you on this! ... Jan 26 2011, 03:41 AM TheOtherRick I just read the whole story to date. What a great ... Jan 26 2011, 08:48 PM saqin mALX: It makes sense that you'd want Janus Has... Jan 27 2011, 08:44 PM TheOtherRick I spoke until he closed his eyes, and then I felle... Jan 27 2011, 09:54 PM Acadian Don't underestimate Gahsheera. After all, he ... Jan 28 2011, 01:27 AM saqin TheOtherRick: :D :P I'm not saying anything...... Jan 28 2011, 09:28 PM Acadian Despite the entrails spilled, this was actually a ... Jan 29 2011, 01:14 AM mALX
I thought the ... Jan 29 2011, 04:42 AM TheOtherRick B-B-Q kitty entrails...naaaaas-teeee! :P
Th... Feb 2 2011, 10:03 PM saqin It was midday when Shadowmere brought us to Cheydi... Feb 13 2011, 09:24 AM Acadian Some more depth on Felisa's history with the D... Feb 14 2011, 01:33 AM TheOtherRick Definitely an interesting encounter between Felisa... Feb 14 2011, 04:35 AM mALX
Great paragraph! The intricate balance of t... Feb 18 2011, 06:48 AM saqin Thanks for the good comments, I had quite a lot of... Feb 23 2011, 06:38 PM TheOtherRick [i]Me? I decided to travel a bit.
This caught me b... Feb 23 2011, 07:20 PM mALX
Powerful ending to this chapter !!... Feb 24 2011, 06:11 AM Zalphon "Because Sithis told me to", you're ... Feb 25 2011, 02:42 AM saqin TheOtherRick & mALX: Thanks :D
Zalphon: A b... Mar 29 2011, 02:09 PM Acadian Quite a scheme Sa'Quira has dreamed up and pit... Apr 1 2011, 12:27 AM mALX Love how you added the links at the bottom to help... Apr 2 2011, 11:26 AM saqin Acadian: :D Sa'Quira is actually, if I get to... Apr 7 2011, 02:48 PM mALX Oooh, what an interesting incident !! An... Apr 11 2011, 03:03 PM saqin Emerging from the forest, our eyes came upon a sma... May 5 2011, 02:32 PM saqin http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_3...20/32... May 9 2011, 02:40 PM mALX Poor Jeelius getting the brunt end of a woman... May 29 2011, 07:18 AM saqin [b]Chapter three- Because lies are easy
[b]Sa... Jul 2 2011, 07:52 AM mALX Whew! Really Great Write here! My favori... Jul 2 2011, 04:06 PM saqin Felisas' POV
We camped by the road the night... Jul 25 2011, 09:11 PM mALX
Great inner dialogue here !!!
I lo... Jul 29 2011, 08:07 PM Grits “He'd obviously want to see it. What I was tal... Aug 1 2011, 03:53 PM Saquira Sorry about being so far in between posts. I'v... Nov 4 2011, 08:05 PM Acadian I’m so glad to see you continuing this wonderful s... Nov 5 2011, 01:19 AM Grits It was good of Gasheera to admit how Felisa has be... Nov 5 2011, 02:01 PM mALX I'm getting to this A.S.A.P. - had a week of ... Nov 6 2011, 12:00 AM Saquira Sa'Quiras' POV
Approaching Bruma beneath ... Nov 7 2011, 06:48 PM Acadian Another enjoyable update!
’The flames surrou... Nov 8 2011, 01:48 AM Saquira Felisas' POV
I made my way through the shadow... Nov 26 2011, 10:40 AM McBadgere Excellent story!!...And I don't like t... Nov 26 2011, 08:01 PM Acadian A nice suspenseful buildup, full of description as... Nov 27 2011, 01:55 AM mALX From Sa'Quiras' foretelling visions to the... Nov 27 2011, 02:20 AM Saquira And there be another part (finally)! I'm h... Feb 7 2012, 03:46 PM Saquira Sa'Quira's POV
When the bright light subs... Feb 8 2012, 03:45 PM mALX This last chapter is tremendous from beginning to ... Feb 8 2012, 05:47 PM Saquira Thank you :D
----------------------------------... Feb 9 2012, 06:45 PM Saquira I've finally finished the third chapter! ... May 3 2012, 02:27 PM Grits It’s great to see an update for this story! :... May 6 2012, 10:22 AM Saquira Chapter four- I will do whatever I can to keep you... Jul 16 2012, 09:22 AM Acadian Felisa completes her contract inside Bruma, while ... Jul 30 2012, 12:57 AM mALX GAAAAH! Your chapters are too short, they onl... Aug 28 2012, 05:46 AM Saquira Gosh, it's been so long since I made any kind ... Jan 15 2013, 08:18 PM mALX I'm glad you wrapped the story back around to ... Jan 16 2013, 01:19 AM
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