| To The North
, the warm-up RP
Mar 20 2012, 01:18 PM
Joined: 19-September 11
Chorrol, 4E 200
That was the color of the skies as Magnus drowned in the west, the final sunburst reaching its extremes in an effort to reclaim its seat in the highest heaven. From behind a veil of space in the east, Celdryn could see the Twin Moons usurping, slowly vanishing the orange with the blue touch of the incoming eve. Such a strange day, or dusk, indeed, to see the three observers in one, vivid moment. Suspicious townsfolk took this as an omen of things to come; indeed, from his conquered spot in the dome of one of the watch-towers, he could hear old naysayers preach on about momentous events that scour and scar all of Tamriel. He could also hear the buzzing of Chorrol.
Even as night stalks the skies, this city was busy as bustling Daggerfall in her drousy day. He turned to glance down and observed the ants as they carried on with their duties; one particular ant caught the green-piercing stare; a fat dunmeri clothed in fine silks, flanked by bored-looking Thalmor, the trio pushing their way towards the Castle. Celdryn watched the dunmer looked wearily at a certain spot in the courtyard; the Breton marked it in his mind and waited until the Twin Moons finally shared a seat on the throne of Magnus; watching from above as Celdryn finally made his move.
The midnight veiled the Breton as he jumped down the tower in one leap, landed expertly on the battlements. The guards posted here drunked themselves to a stupor; at least that would be the explanation they would have after they woke up from their spiked drinks. The ones that walked would no longer recognize the form of Celdryn; to them, he was just a brown lump in a dark setting. A harmless nothing. Fluttering of cloaks as he scaled the outer walls of the castle's closed gate. Reached the top, and glanced down at the courtyard.
There he was.
The dunmeri, now cloaking himself with a nondescript cowl and robe. The guards weren't there; probably bought off to disappear. The green eyes narrowed as the elf flailed his arms about like a madman, muttered some phrases in an alien tongue. The calm wind became enraged, shrieked like a banshee. Torches in the courtyard blew themselves out. Darkness now. Even the light of the Twins faltered as the courtyard became a pit of brooding blackness. Celdryn recognized it immediately as black magic. But to what purpose? And why here, in this very compromising spot?
He got his answer as white tendrils rose out of the courtyard's well, and hovered like hackle-lo smoke around the dunmer wizard, who now looked as if he snorted the sweetest skooma. From this distance, Celdryn saw the elf's nostril flare wide and the tendrils sought it out like it was being pulled... A long, audibe gasp of pure ecstasy from the dunmer. He flailed his arms again, muttered in that dark tongue, and the black mist disappeared along with the banshee wind. The dunmeri shuffled into the confines of the castle, and locked the entrance behind him.
Celdryn, seeing this, could not help but be interested. What manner of thing rose out of the well that the dunmeri snorted? Is it something sinister?
He decided to find out. He jumped down with wraithlike grace and tiptoed to the well. The air around it seemed thicker; breathing became labour, as if something covered his nose. The brave breton fiddled with the well's lock for sometime, before he cracked it open and set aside the iron covering. He peered down. Pure darkness. From his satchel, he produced a glowstone; one of those useful tools made by the Dwemer. He dropped it in to test the drop; considerable, but not beyond his skill. He stood his bow against the well and his quiver also. No use for those ranged death-dealers to where he's going. He readied himself for the jump...
".. himself for the jump... And that is the end of the tale. I should reall-"
The enraptured crowd quickly voiced their complaints against the bard, demanding closure from the cliffhanger he cruelly set upon their curiousities. The owner of the Oak and Crosier had to rely on his loud voice and threats of expulsion to quieten them down on this fine evening. The poor bard, who was on the verge of being manhandled by the mob, shot him a grateful look. He then announced that he would continue the tale of the dashing rogue Celdryn Minan'Kherus tomorrow eve. And until then, here he scooped up his colovian fur helm that full of coins, he bid them au revoir. With the mob now turning to their drinks, the bard approached the counter and sat on a stool closest to the khajiit owner.
He flashed the cat another grateful smile.
"Thanks," he said, breathless from his tale, "I owe you one!"
The Khajiit shrugged and produced a frothing mug of chilled ale. The young bard took it and drank it to the last drop. The khajiit made a remark that had the bard laughing.
"Come now, Tal'Jhiro. A bard is born to seduce; but in order for his tales to have effect, it must sometimes rhyme with the bells of truth. And truthfully? I really did scaled the walls of a castle."
Tal'Jhiro looked at Celdryn with those amber orbs. He then decided that this breton can white-lie all he wants as long as he pays. The cat scooped up the payment and went to service another customer. Celdryn stood up, walked around the counter, and took a bottle of wine from the shelves. He returned to his seat and just as he was about to enjoy being stoned, a young teen of no less than eight winters approached. The kiid tugged on Celdryn's cloak. The Breton turned to face him, annoyed, but it vanished as he looked upon the enquiring eyes of the youth.
"Weh der dwagons undah dah well?"
"Tomorrow child. All shall be revealed.. Tomorrow."
The child didn't took the hint. He stayed, rooted to the spot, puppy brown eyes engaging the greens of Celdryn.
"Ohkay. But.. can I as' you a kweston?"
"Fire it up like you're a professional archer, boy."
A brief confusion on the child's grimy face before it was replaced by the undeniable curiousity found only in the innocent. But before the child could speak, what Celdryn could only guess as the mother appeared from nowhere and pinched the child's ear. Apparently, this child, name of Timothy, slipped out of the house JUST to listen to the tales of the local bard. Celdryn also received a verbal-lashing from the mother bear, who made sure Celdryn wouldn't 'preach his daedric lies' when little Timpthy was in the area.
When they both took their leave, Celdryn sighed. When he turned to his drink, he found it not on his hand, but on the hands of the stern-faced Tal'Jhiro, whose eyes spoke of much amusement at the Breton's suffering.
"Damn it," he cursed.
"My complacency does NOT mean my weakness. By my own will, I allow it to pass, and by my own will I shall end it."
"I won't make you kneel for anyone or anything BUT ME. I won't promise a star, so don't promise your soul!"
Apr 4 2012, 03:56 AM
Joined: 10-June 11
The Breton left his presence when Vaultren first opened his mouth to engage the Dunmer woman with conversation. Vaultren understood the reason why he left, probably mistaking him for trying to court the woman. His eyes flew back to the shiny cups along the wall, and to the small mirror. He saw the reflection behind him, and watched as the Bosmer went to speak to an Altmer. Though while his eyes acted as if he was inspecting them, his ears were listening intently to the conversation around him. He was able to pickup various topics, ranging from children, to better brands of alcahol, to sex. Yet what interested Vaultren the most out of all of these was the exchange between the Breton and the Altmer.
He learned that the Altmer was named Kogobal. Even though it was new information, the following knowledge was enough to even bore Vaultren to tears. Talks from nightly companionships, rumors of war with the Legion and Skyrim's soldiers, and even a god of sorts returning. He heard as the Breton spoke about politics as well, not entirely agreeing to their customs. A trait we both share, Vaultren had to admit, I've been with enough of those parasitic leeches who call themselves politicians.
Now the conversation went to the Oblivion Crisis that happened two centuries ago. This had caused Vaultren to stiffen. He remembered the tales of that time period, horrors and stories of the Daedra Horde of Mehrunes Dagon laying waste to everything and everyone, until they were driven and sent back into Oblivion. It was a time where Vaultren did not wish to think about, mostly due to the damage that had been done. He tuned out of their midst and gazed back at the Dunmer woman, remembering that she had been there the whole time.
"You strike me as a healer," Vaultren began.
"Our Telvanni masters have taken the lives of many of us slaves. And this day . . . we shall return the favor! Let us demonstrate to these villains what he have been taught beneath the heel of their 'superiority'. And in such lesson, honor the fallen with Dunmer blood!"-Lycus Desselius.
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