Waiting for new blood


At the ragged edge of Skyrael, far from the the smoke of the cities, the whistle of the railways and the whine of propellers lies the Castle, that towering, mechanical orchid, that fallen ruin of the Echo Clock. Enter its twisted maze of giant gears, discover its strange family of inhabitants and unravel its marvels, its mysteries and its horrors.

Waiting for new blood

Postby LadyDove22 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:09 pm

Dove stood at the window in the room she had occupied on and off for more than 15 years. Her eyes closed for a moment , as if it hurt to remember the number of years. She almost laughed at herself as she opened her eyes again.
"Where is that boy?" , Dove asked herself , staring into the darkness. The pitch black of the night's sky was broken periodically by the flashing of lightening. The storm was rolling in fast. It was not the kind of storm that brought death and destruction. It was the kind that washed such things away , bringing hope and new life. Truly , it was nature at it's most beautiful.

What a sight this castle would look like to him. What a sight it once was to a girl who needed a home and friends to call her own. The support , she decided , had little to do with the walls.

Perhaps , she should meet him on the castles mile long driveway. The one that she and the others had made long ago for their home. Lord , what a disaster that was! She did laughing , thinking about that!

Dove opened the window and shape-shifted into a dove. It had been too long since she had spread her wings and took flight here. Her combat boots hit the driveway with barely a sound. Her camouflage pants and black wife beater moved slightly from the high wind surrounding her. Her long brown hair was pulled back in a hip length braid. Wisps of hair blew around her face as she peered into the woods, curious where the boy was and what was taking him so long.


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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby JoshuaJinxston » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:25 pm

Joshua rushed to meet Dove. He was new to this territory and tried hard to find his way. It had already been a treacherous journey. When he started his
trip ,a quarter of a mile in, he entered The Enchanted Forest.Where a whole tribe of goblins ambushed him! He slightly pulled his sword from his scabbard ,without hesitation he slashed all of the goblins in half. They
immediately turned to dust! He yawned :yawn Joshua said," What a waste
of time!"

Two Miles Later. He walked down the driveway towards a figure, that he assumed was Dove. He sent a mental message , " Dove look behind you!"

****Jinx****
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby LadyDove22 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:06 pm

Dove turned , more than slightly surprised to see that Joshua's telepathic abilities seemed to have jumped forward in leaps and bounds.

"It certainly took you quite awhile. Didn't it?" , She said , eyeing the slight tear on the sleeve of his shirt. "MMM , I smell goblins." She knew , judging by the fact that he was still alive , that he had handled the creatures.

"Any-who", She said , leading the way to the castle's garden. "I trust that you didn't have too much trouble following the map I gave you." She was secretly impressed that he had not only found his way , but fought off goblins. As well as , managed to sneak up on her. His skills were most undoubtedly improving.

"This" , She said holding out her arms in the direction of the massive East Garden, "Is one of many gardens surrounding the castle. Isn't it magnificent?" The sound of the fountain fought to be heard over the whistling of the wind. But , the sound carried to Dove's ears like a lullaby from days past. "We had many a good time here , Joshua. Myself and the residents of this castle. More than we should have I'm sure! " She laughed , knowing it wouldn't take long for the wolves to come looking for fresh meat. (LOL)


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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby thelostone2002 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:40 pm

(OOC: You also may want to post in the intro section, as well, give us a little description of your character, and just generally say "Hi!")

Lostone flitted amongst the tree branches, silently following the young man that walked the once dead paths of this place. His duties as a Guardian of this place had become rather boring of late, so he took any opportunity to leave his room.
Lostone watched as the boy dispatched the Goblins with apparent ease, interested with the boys potential. He smiled to himself as he thought.

Well, it's going to be nice to have another pair of capable hands around here.

Leaping to the top of the wall of the East Garden, Lostone peers quietly over the top of the Battlements. Apparently, the boy knew Dovey... Lostone made himself a mental note to keep an eye on the boy. Anyone who knew Dovey outside these walls couldn't be completely sane.
"You know, they say that anything not nailed down isnt worth taking, but have you tried to pull nails with your teeth?"
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby Coie » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:57 pm

A slight woman seemed to appear out of nowhere, approaching the boy from behind. Fiery close cropped red-orange hair glinted in the sunlight as she gave Dove a grin that many would mistake for murderous, maybe it was murderous, sometimes she didn't know herself. She stopped a few feet behind the boy, sure that he was aware of her presence and watched the conversation. Not listened, but watched. The colors dancing before her eyes had a distinct note that told her not only did these two know each other, but they shared some blood.

She folded her gossamer wings tightly against her back, assuming a more guarded stance. This could just be a perfectly innocent person looking for shelter, it could also be trouble....
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby LoneHeroDragon » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:01 am

A hibernating dragon is silent. It rests in utter darkness and doesn't even appear to breathe. One would not know they had stumbled upon the den of such a beast until they had already awoken the monster. They would stumble about the darkness until they had tripped over a tail or a wing. By then, light would flood the chamber, glowing eyes snapped open in startled annoyance. The first quick breath would cause a gale of hot wind, pinning the intruder to the floor. The inhuman speed of a darting claw would wrest them up, bringing them within reach of the terrible things fangs and searing breath.

However, this elder dragon simply had a spider crawling up its nose.

Eyes snapped open, a roar of surprise, and sudden fits of flames and electricity assaulted the nostrils of the beast.
"Get out get out get out!"
Claws reached up to scratch and flail at his scaly snout as he wildly snorted and tried to clear his nose of the now charred and charged arachnid corpse.
Hero sighed and calmed himself.
"I suppose that's what I get for sleeping underground."
His form melted into that of a clothed man in his mid-twenties. Bearded, bespectacled and goofy-looking, he shook his head and rubbed the sleep from his eyes.
Orbs of light appeared and floated around him as he slowly made his way to the chamber's exit and up towards the surface, and the Castle beyond.
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby LadyDove22 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:22 am

Dove winked to the young woman that appeared behind Joshua.
"Hello." She greeted. Her Dovey spidey sense was just-a tingling. Her eyes narrowed and flashed a bright blue. The blue hue died down as she realized who was triggering the sensation. Lostone , I see you! , she whispered mentally to him.

Dove turned and continued to speak to Coie. "I'd like you to meet my nephew , Joshua. We call him Jinx though."

(OOC: I didn't want to post too much in my post before he had a chance to post after school. Thanks for posting to this thread! He's very excited about getting to post here. We are going to make him a profile , intro and all that when he gets home after school. :D. Again, thanks for posting! )
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby JoshuaJinxston » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:05 pm

Joshua gave Dove a strange look when she winked. He decided that maybe the garden needed watering. As he turned to find a water hose or something, he saw Coie!
"OH , Hello! You must be Coie. People talk about you all over the land!" He said.

His brown hair glistened in the moonlight. He had decided to wear his leather trench coat to guard himself from the cold of the night. He noticed a rip in his coat from the previous fight. "I need change my clothes. " He said to Coie and Dove. The little camp he had set up for himself was alittle over a mile away. He barely made it to the woods before the ground suddenly rumbled and a dragon flew to the sky.

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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby Coie » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:39 am

"They talk about me....?" She tilted her head to the side, "That can't possibly be a good thing...."

Before she'd finished speaking, the newcomer had already made a mad dash for the woods, something about needing to change his clothes. She almost shouted after him that any of them could easily mend the rip he'd been looking at with their magic, but reconsidered. Maybe it was best not to show off the magic possessed by those that resided within the walls of the castle. Especially hers, she still didn't have the best control over her temper...

She mused, while she watched Hero taking flight, that the young man seemed rather erratic. Yes, he was definitely the Lady Dove's blood...she hoped this didn't mean that he'd be accidentally setting himself on fire a lot or something.
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby thelostone2002 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:13 pm

Curiosity overcame Lostone as young Jinx darted off into the woods. Leaping back to the treeline, he hid among the shadows of the pines. Flitting from tree to tree, Lostone kept an eye on the young man. As Jinx stopped to watch the dragon, Lostone seized his opportunity.

"BE BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF FLUFF!"

The air began to smell of toasted marshmallow and campfires as a gelatinous blob of white emerged from nowhere above Jinx's head.

"Heh, welcome to the Castle, Kid."

Lostone lets the mass of melted marshmallow fall from its suspension above the boy, laughing aloud as he imagined the mess to come.
"You know, they say that anything not nailed down isnt worth taking, but have you tried to pull nails with your teeth?"
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby JoshuaJinxston » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:04 pm

Joshua sat there confused, wondering who had covered him in marshmallow :yousuck . He held two fingers up to his head and focused his mental energy to find the person responsible. Lostone began to hear laughter echoing through his mind. The limb began to crack and pop loudly beneath him.

As he fell from the tree , he made a bubble full of water around Lostone. The bubble floated quickly to Joshua. It busted in front of him and he smiled to Lostone. "Hello... And your name is?"
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby thelostone2002 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:13 pm

Lostone laughed out loud, echoing through the trees.

"Ya got guts, Kid. I think you'll fit in here just fine. Name is Soggy now, I guess. Most people 'round here call me Lostone. Long story, don't ask. Welcome to your new home. Just be mindful, some of the people around here are a little crazy."

Lostone cackles madly as he starts to evaporate.
"You know, they say that anything not nailed down isnt worth taking, but have you tried to pull nails with your teeth?"
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby Coie » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:00 am

She couldn't help but chuckle at the nearby exchange, flitting closer, letting just her bare toes drag through the grass as she went, enjoying the slight tickle. Moments like that one, you'd almost think she was born of nature, though her origin was something of a bit more sinister nature.

"I'd say you're not really soggy Lost, just a little Moist..."
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby RaeGreywolf » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:15 am

The storm clouds overhead alerted the wary traveler to the arrival of a long ago sister whose memories of Time could never erase. The normally stoic woman allowed a small smile to spread as she watched the unique gathering. Although many years had passed since last she saw anything close to them, she knew they also told of mischief. Oh how she missed those days and oh how she was so looking forward to returning to the fun they meant.

With a new sense of urgency, eager to see her long ago friends, the Castle elder made her way through thick forest. Stealth came with ease and her body moved with a grace normally reserved for those of young.

There, in the gardens that hid the boiler, were the gathering of friends she had not seen in far too long. With silence and careful, yet natural, concentration, she allowed a small message to pass to the ears of her family. Sisters and brothers, I have returned.

Standing not far from Dove, she noticed a new one. Her head tilted slightly to the side as she took in the sight of the young man. Content with the visual, she approached in the open. "Greetings, Newcomer. My name is Rae. Welcome to our humble abode." Rae carefully avoided the fluff as if it weren't there at all. She maintained a constant awareness usually reserved for the likes of a lost one as she entered the beautiful garden.
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby LadyDove22 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Dove laughed at Lostone and Joshua. Her attention suddenly drawn to the sky. She knew that "feeling" that was on the wind. A not-so-secret smile crossing her lips. She almost laughed when she saw Rae moving around the fluff-n-stuff all over the place. Coie and Rae appeared to be doing the same thing she was , trying not to laugh at Lostone's bath.

"He is definitely something else , Lostone. You kinda stepped into that one , honey. The kid's got a quick wit!" Dove winked at Joshua, secretly proud of his skills. Her eyes shifted back to Rae , seriously considering a good pouncing!


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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby RaeGreywolf » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:42 am

Rae noticed the sudden, familiar glint in Dove's eyes and automatically braced herself. "Have mercy on a poor old woman, dear Sister." In her right hand suddenly appeared a finely crafted Native American walking stick. Rae began to "hobble" about for good measure, although it was clearly obvious she had failed to physically age.
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby LadyDove22 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:27 pm

"WTF???" Dove almost dies laughing at Rae! She walks over to Rae , shaking her head. "Poor Rae , what have those "whities" done to you? You know that you have to Rez. this shit up!" Dove waves her hand and Rae's cane disappears and a walker appears with beaded tennis balls , fringe on the front , and a dance shawl thrown over the side! "Now! You can walk in style!"

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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby thelostone2002 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:59 pm

Condensing back in his bedroom, Lostone towel dries his shoulder length hair. He looks out the window, over the Garden and into the woods where everyone was gathering to welcome Jinx. He looks into a dusty, cobwebbed corner of the room, where an old toy was leaned against the wall.

"Nothing a dusting and a coat of paint can't fix..."

Lostone picks up the old cannon and takes it to his workbench where he begins to clean up the weapon. Many of the parts were corroded from years spent in disuse.

"Gonna need a whole new overhaul... Well, time to get to work." Lostone smiles to himself as he sparks the welding tool that suddenly appeared at his side.
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Re: Waiting for new blood

Postby Laura Burnham » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:15 pm

she had gotten use to long quiet walks but this night was different, she could hear voices not to far off. she decides to head in that direction and the closer she gets the clearer she can hear and suddenly she recognizes to voices. she says to her self OMG! that's dovey and rae! they've come back! she walks a bit faster, eager to embrace her wonderful sisters in a huge bear hug. she's mere feet from them when she cries out dovey and rae!
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