Bane of Degradation - Official Roleplay


As they began walking, Fable lost themself in thought. They were only roused, when they heard their name spoken. Their head snapped towards the noise, honing in on Akello. Staying silent, they waited to hear what he had to say, before replying. They supposed he had a point. ”Aright, I will admit that I agree somewhat. Not all stories have their truth, but yes, some do. You just have to find the truth from the lies. Unfortunately, that can be easier said than done. I have rarely had an issue, though. The truth is like string. Sometimes, you must detangle it from the lies.” Fable occasionally had their moments of philosophical sprach, and this was one of those times. Unfortunately, they rarely even realized what they were saying had any weight. When Sithral spoke up, Fable nodded. They knew not to believe everything, of course. It would be unwise if they did.
@Tina.G - Sithral
@LunaticLeviTheSecond - Akello

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Kirara stood in the open spot, the light of the campfire flickering in the distance. She began her training, each movement deliberate and focused. But as she moved, she couldn’t shake the feeling of being watched, of something lurking just beyond the edge of her vision. Kirara’s senses tingled with awareness as she moved through the darkened forest, a primal instinct warning her of a powerful presence lurking in the shadows. The air crackled with magic, an overwhelming aura that seemed to permeate the very fabric of the night. Yet, despite the raw potency of this unseen force, there was no hint of hostility in its midst. It was a paradox, a delicate balance between strength and restraint. Whatever dwelled in the depths of the forest possessed the power to vanquish her with a single gesture, yet it chose instead to remain hidden, observing from the safety of the shadows.

Suddenly, the forest around her seemed to spring to life, vines and roots twisting and turning in response to her movements. They surged forward, wrapping around her with surprising strength, tossing her across the clearing like a ragdoll. Yet, each time she was thrown, she landed in a soft bed of moss and leaves, cushioning her fall and preventing any harm.

With each attack, Kirara’s senses sharpened, her instincts guiding her movements as she dodged, parried, and countered the onslaught of vegetation. But just as she thought she had gained the upper hand, a branch lashed out, knocking her onto her stomach with a force that stole her breath.

As she struggled to regain her footing, she felt the vines wrap around her once more, but this time, there was a difference. A gentle warmth spread through her body, easing the ache of her fall and soothing the pain of the branch’s impact. It was as if the forest itself was healing her wounds, restoring her strength with each passing moment.
This continued on for a while.


@OhSumana
(It’s up to you/Kirara how she will respond. Use the information given to see if she wants to attack, flee or investigate, provoke, etc. The intentions and the information is given that should help you make the choice)

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Akello knew this feeling too well. Although these two recruits followed him, neither of them believed him, and Akello knew, from experence, that in this case continuing to talk isn’t the way to go. It doesn’t matter what he’s seen, witnessed or felt, both of them are like the rest of the people in his town … Quick to think whatever he says isn’t true unless it’s also witnessed, seen or felt by somebody else to confirm his words. Although whatever he said he witnessed was never disproven or proven to be a lie, everybody still took each thing he said with a grain of salt ever since he came home with a wounded eye. He didn’t feel half as maimed when coming back as he felt when the way others viewed him when he came back with an eye patch.

When Siltral and Fable kept saying they didn’t believe him, despite him saying he’s seen and witnessed it, he felt no emotion, because hope to be heard died in him a little, when he realized even people who have never met him do not trust him. He took a deep breath and allowed for his eyes to tear up, although no tears went down. Since he was in front of them, he could do this withouth them seeing, and in truth all Fable and Siltral would be able to see is the back of his head.

For the remainder of the trip he remained silent, decided on keeping it that way even if the recruits pose questions for fear of being doubted when telling the truth again cosnidering how he hates the feeling of exasperation and he’s tired of being treated only with incredulity. At one point Akello stopped in his tracks and turned to the recruits.
“Beyond this point we no longer take the road, this is where we ‘derail’.” He turned towards and empty field full with overgrown weeds and he said. “Tread carefully, Aardal is like a deer, easily startled and will flee if he knows somebody is there. I know which areas he’s already been in, and I’ve never seen him in the same spot twice, which means the longer we wait the more narrow our options of where he could be are, which means we’ll find him easier. Just don’t let him use his necklace on you, I’ve seen him swinging it around and chanting something and the next day the dark magic influence could be felt stronger than before, so I would be wary of that.” He said before slowly and carefully entering the overgrown weeds, waiting for them to join him.

@Tina.G @Ouijaloveletters

ORP: Finally! You’re gonna meet my character!!!

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“Beyond this point we no longer take the road, this is where we ‘derail’.” Siltral suppressed an eye roll as long as anyones head was remotely looking his direction. *“Tread carefully, Aardal is like a deer, easily startled and will flee if he knows somebody is there. I know which areas he’s already been in, and– blah blah blah bla-blah a more maddening voice whispered. Sing-songed. It sincerely made Siltral tired. Need any help, bud? It asked.

Siltral froze in place, temporarily stunned by the voice. He cleared his throat. “So carefully and quietly so we don’t scare him? Like a deer, watch your step?” He said it more of a checklists to himself, but also hearing his own voice–real voices helped him. He was ready to march into a forest filled a an evil fairytales than face his own problems. “Lead the way, I’ll be silent.” He affirmed. Then turned to Fable. “Are you ready… partner?” he asked, more of a ‘take that’ moment to his lover.


@Ouijaloveletters - Fable :scroll:
@LunaticLeviTheSecond - Akello :bust_in_silhouette:
sorry the post was mid guys :sweat_smile:

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Told they were going to have to go off the beaten path, Fable shrugged, quietly stepping into the long grass. They were used to being quiet, so it would be no issue. Tread like a deer. Yeah, Fable was way ahead of him. They already figured that they had to be quiet. It really seemed like a no brainer. They walked in silence for a while, until Sithral started muttering. Fable raised an eyebrow, but stayed silent. It was none of their business. It was weird, though. Still, they had to be quiet, so Fable gently poked him, raising a finger to their lips.
@Tina.G - Sithral
@LunaticLeviTheSecond - Akello

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Akello got on his knees and sunk low into the big grass. While he walked, or rather, crawled in the field it looked more like a small animal approaching and not a human walking, which he wanted in order to get closer to Aardal. Thankfully, Akello has been following Aardal for a while and knew there are only few places in the enitre place where he could be at the moment. He didn’t want to disclose any decision or anything to the recruits because at this point he feared speaking to anybody, he just silently waited to be able to show rather than tell and overexplain.
He kept silent the whole time while making his way through the grass, only looking back to see if the recruits are following them. Them being silent and knowing from before that any questions they pose might not get answered or acknowledged meant they could sneak up on Aardal.
Akello visited most of the places he knew where to find his evidence, and they were already in the field for half an hour at the least. Finally, there was a sound heard that didn’t come from any of them.
A clackering sound. Scribbling on paper, footsteps and then a clackering sound again. Akello knew the recruits wanted to say something about the sound so before they had a chance to utter anything, he swiftly turned around and put his finger on his mouth to indicate silence.
Turning back around he decided to finally confront Aardal, which he could not do before because despite black magic being not so powerful against light magic, Akello would still be weaker in said match becuase he posses no magical abillity. Now, however, Akello had not one, but two recruits who are able to do magic who can easily outdo any dark magic Aardal has plaqued the place with. Knowing his position from hearing the osunds he made, Akello jumped towards the origin of the noise, startling everybody, even the birds that were around who shot up in the sky and continued flying indefinetly.
“AAARGH!” Akello shouted in surprise. Maybe becuase he was surprised he is going to be able to prove something for once, but maybe becuase he himself has started believing people when they said he’s gone mad and talking nonsense and seeing things nobody else has seen.

“AAARGH!” Exclaimed Aardal in both surprise and fear. He was surprised by Akello’s sudden jump, and he recognized Akello from the stories, but he was afraid that he was caught doing something hard to explain and that this would be the begining of his demise. Aardal wasn’t able to get Akello away from him, since Akello has gotten training Aardal never had the opportunity to get, and while looking up at Akello he was silent and didn’t show anything in his expression, but his eyes gave away the fear he felt, and he could not hide it no matter how hard he wanted to. Lying on the floor, he knew his book would reveal unpleasant secrets that could only harm him, so using magic from his fingertips he closed it and put a spell on it, but other than that he could not move because Akello was on top of him and held him in a locked position from which he could not move. Next to the two of them were the notebook and the pen Aardal used and his necklace made of bones. He also had a packed lunch with him just in case his business today took longer than planned.

@Tina.G @Ouijaloveletters

ORP: Absolute jobby post, but hey I’ve had worse!

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