| 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
Nov 26 2011, 10:40 AM
Joined: 21-October 11
From: West of the College of Winterhold
I made my way through the shadows to the middle class part of town. Past the well lit chapell and Olavs' Tap and Tack as well as several hovels. My goal lay in between two just as large two storey buildings, behind the chapel.
Making sure no guard was in sight I went up to the door and picked the lock, casually noting how easy it was. Inside in the hall there was an absence of items, so called because Black Hand members often hid traps, but where very protective about their possessions. Emptying the first few rooms in favour for traps was a common occurrence back then, though they usually weren't armed when the owner was at home. Still, you can never be to careful.
Avoiding the single drape in the room, I edged along the walls to the door leading to the rest of the house. Stepping through revealed a lightly furnished room, containing a table with chairs, two cupboards and a fireplace in which the fire was burning brightly.
Looking closer at the furniture I could barely spot the small nails which probably contained poison and the holes in the back of the fireplace. Therefore I was careful to avoid them as I made my way through the room.
The next room was both a lot more filled with furniture, as well as influenced by personal preferences. Though most of the ornaments would be placed on the lower floors, no more traps were likely to appear.
Not wishing to delay the meeting longer, I continued through the house down to the basement and then to the trapdoor beneath which yet another cellar lay.
The cellar was lit with torches along the walls, between which there hung several paintings. The frames were worn by time, and none of the paintings looked like something a normal person would put on their wall. Paintings of Sithis and the Night Mother, and some with people wearing black robes or the Dark Brotherhood raiment.
I walked down to the door the farthest away on the right, seeing it wasn't quite closed. A fire was burning inside, and the furniture looked like that which you'd find in an upper class house. He was sitting in an armchair in the corner, looking at me and smiling.
“You took your time getting here,” he said as he gestured to another of the chairs next to which a goblet of wine stood. The speaker held another in his right hand. I shrugged before sitting down.
“Didn't think you'd be expecting me,” I answered and picked up the goblet. I swirled the liquid, looking down into it when I waited for him to continue.
“These are strange times with all of the gates opening up all over Tamriel. It was to be expected when you started running around with the hero of Kvatch.” I looked over at him where he sat, comfortably leaning back in the chair. “I don't know exactly why you're here, though if I'd venture a guess I'd say you need help from the Brotherhood. I doubt I'm the only speaker you'll be visiting.” He raised the goblet to his lips and sipped.
“True, I have come to ask for help. But in a way I would say that it concerns everyone.” He looked back at me when I spoke.
“How is that? Why should the Dark Brotherhood care about the troubles of the land? We are here to serve Sithis, we don't have time to leave our vigil.”
“The Mythic Dawn is bound to act soon. They know the location of the heir to the throne. My 'friends' might not see it yet, but there is only a matter of time until they open a great gate outside Bruma to root the Septims out for good. A lot of people are going to be needed to fight when that time comes, and I don't think it'll matter much if those people are criminals or not.”
“You're asking me to lend my sanctuary to the fighting.”
“Yes, if they're seen or not is their decision, but they will be needed. The empires soldiers cannot hold against the daedra.” J'Ghasta rose from the chair when I spoke, walking up behind me and putting his hands on my shoulders.
“And what makes you think I'd risk the lives of my whole sanctuary for nothing, hmm?” he spoke into my ear. “I require a service if I'm going to allow this.”
“Name it, and it'll be done.”
This post has been edited by Saquira: Nov 26 2011, 06:02 PM
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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.
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