|Gracie Elisabeth Summers|
|Owned by: Slay ~ Avin|
Posted on: 20:30, July 13, 2014 (UTC)
|Skylar Lune ~ Child of Eros|
'"If you’re happy in a dream, does that count?"'
|Skylar, enforcing the tradition of always having a shot of Vodka before a battle had just finished the bottle, sort of beginning to enter the stage between being sober and being an asshole. Getting up from the alley way he was sitting in for the traditional getting drunk ceremony he takes a good glance around, his senses being slightly less sharp as the most person but at least he won't remember it tomorrow morning. He doesn't seem to be wearing much armour except for a breastplate under his shirt and his usual armoured converse. His weapons consist of two things, his sword and his cat, although he hopes not to use the second. He begins to stroll out of the alley, not before deciding to add to his arsenal of cat by picking up a stray that was caught in an grating, obviously using a bit of charm touch to make sure it doesn't maul him to death before the battle's even begun and walks out into the clearing only to realize he's at the wrong side of the arena so after walking about three meters he finally decides to follow his life motto, "F*ck it" and decides to attract as much attention to himself as possible and his army of two cats by sprouting wings and flying to the top of the tallest building in the arena to scout out where the other two combatants and Rhi are.|
|Owned by: Wonder ~ Posted on: 21:39, July 13, 2014 (UTC)|
|Rhi Nicola Stark ~ Child of Morpheus|
“I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.”
|Rhi enters the arena with a confident smile on her lips, readjusting the straps that secure her light breastplate to her body. Her celestial bronze sword is sheathed to her back, instead of her side, and over it is a quiver, filled with forty-six arrows—her lucky number. Her bow is also hanging across her shoulders and she plays with the string as she looks for any activity. Everything is still quiet, so she finds the time to double check the contents of the small pouch strapped to her left thigh. Aside from her two throwing daggers, she is surprised to find a lighter; figuring it had been Skylar’s doing, she leaves it there, and continues looking over the arena. She spots her partner easily and had to stifle a laugh—were those cats? She comes to a halt at the back of what seems like a small gas station. Easily climbing onto the closed lid of a large trash bin, she then proceeds to climb onto the roof of the building, finally seeing her opponents for the first time. She remains silent as she watches over the pair, waiting for them to notice her.|
|Owned by: Nicki ~ Posted on: 17:37, July 14, 2014 (UTC)|
Gracie: Gracie sees Dallas and speaks in a calm, quiet, yet commanding voice, “Dallas, follow,” notices that he’s in position, and she begins to briskly walk down the street towards the library. As she moves, she communicates with the ghosts all around her, sending them to go and locate the second opponent, Skylar. The ghosts, with instructions were sent to be chatter boxes, if they find Skylar, they will chant, “Reeeaaaaad with us, reeeeeaaaad with us, weeee want to tellllll you a storrrrrieeeeee, we want you to listen to us reeeeaaddd, We want to add youuuu toooooo look oooourr collection of boooooooookssss.” Gracie had watched Rhi climb up onto the roof, which meant she won’t have to look for her, only Skylar. After finishing with the ghosts, Gracie continued to move towards the library, and as she does so, she pulls her bow from her shoulders, pulls an arrow from her quiver, notches it, and lets it fly through the window of the two corner windows of the bakery. Gracie hopes the noise from the breaking and now shattered glass will draw the attention of the second opponent, Skylar. Gracie then pulls another arrow from her quiver, and lets it fly past Rhi, knowing that this will catch Rhi’s attention. With this having been done, Gracie makes it into the entrance of the library, and begins to look around. She notices a female librarian ghost still working the large mahogany desk at the very front of the library, and so she walks to the librarian, and asks for some help to find a book, and leaves the ghost with a few other instructions and is returned with a verbal layout of the library: there is a massive mahogany staircase with a velvet carpet covering the middle of it. The mahogany staircase leads up to the second floor of the library, then splits into a Y, with the lower portion of the Y being the main portion of the massive staircase, and the two branches of the Y each going up three more floors, with intermission for each floor in-between. The carpet also splits at the fork of the Y and follows up the middle of the two branches of the massive Y shaped staircase. All along the edges of each floor above the second floor, (three floors) there are lounge chairs, coffee tables and magazine racks all along the railing that guards the ledges (edges) of each floor. The side railing on the walls is cast iron, each rail is an inch thick, polished to a matté black finish that has long since rusted to leave sections of the side rails, either missing or rusted off into spikes. On the floors of the library, there are what seems like, thousands of 6 foot tall wooden rows of books. All the flooring from the second level and up is a mixture of carpet and wood as well, however, where the wood is at, most of it is rotted from water damage, dried and cracked, moldy, or structurally unsafe from termite damage. Of the books, many are damaged, rotted, moldy, and falling apart at the seams. Some of the rows have toppled like dominoes due to rot and or termite damage, creating a sort of pile of rotted, termite eaten wood. On the fifth floor, there are fire ladders, which lead to the roof, every 200 feet along the wall. Each fire ladder has a trapdoor at the top of it which, immediately reaches the roof…. Gracie now looks around for Dallas, watching for his pale, white, glow-stick-like body to enter the library.
Dallas: Dallas nods, but before following her command he quickly snap his fingers while looking up towards Rhi. He summons about 12 bees, they appear behind her and attempt to sting whatever skin that is uncovered upon Dallas’ psychic command. He quickly turns around and follows Gracie, telepathically telling the bees to chase Rhi all over. Upon reaching the library, he looks around able to see fairly well in all the darkness. He finds Gracie by the front desk, “Ugh now what?” He asked softly, trying to get an idea of his surroundings.
Skylar: As Skylar stood at the top of the quite tall building overlooking the two opponents on the ground he couldn't help but noticing his ally climbing on top of the gas station roof. Starting to realize that she can now be easily seen he attempts to use hand signals in order to get her to move but realizing she probably can't see him as her eyes are focused on Gracie and Dallas. He began debating flying towards her but after Dallas sends a swarm of bees towards her Skylar reasoned with himself that maybe it was a wise idea to not go down there, in the direction of, her and instead meet up elsewhere. Skylar retracted his wings and finally decided to descend the stairway going down from the roof of the building to the top floor and maybe wait for Rhi to hopefully kill the bees, or most of them. It's about this time where the ghosts find him and start chanting which Skylar doesn't necessarily care much about since they were most likely sent by Gracie to find him. The cats, however, take a very much different reaction and run out of his arms causing Skylar to chase them down, leaving the ghosts lingering on the top floor of the building. Since Skylar wasn't anywhere near the bakery he can't even see or hear the arrow, never-mind be distracted by it. Skylar only had two priorities at this moment, 1. Find Rhi and 2. Actually work on a strategy.
Rhi: Rhi was keeping a steady eye on the two other opponents in the arena, but realized soon enough that they noticed her and not the glowing angel on top of the overly large business building as Gracie flew an arrow in her direction, alerting her of their awareness. Deciding that maybe the roof of the gas station wasn't the wisest place to be, she promptly jumped into the trees in order to find Skylar, whom she could no longer see; she could only assume that he was already inside the massive building. With that thought, she picked up the speed, but after a bit of running Rhi collapsed to the ground and suddenly overheard a loud buzzing sound. Looking up, she saw bees coming straight for her. Suddenly remembering a conversation with a Bee Nymph at camp she quickly set fire to a lock of dry leaves with her lighter and sprinted out of the small area of nature still inhabiting the abandoned city, hoping the smoke from the fire will mask the bee pheromones and make them distracted to find more nectar to make honey.
Gracie: Gracie turns to Dallas, “Let’s go out through the glass doors over there, and walk to the veterans indoor display down the street, because I have an idea,” (Dallas follows Gracie because Hydro has agreed already that he is, and it makes this post less complicated.) Gracie begins to walk towards the doors, with Dallas following behind her; once out of the doors, they quickly run to the veterans display. Gracie pulls out one of her axes, smashes the glass in the large front door, and steps through, Gracie then makes a hand motion for Dallas to follow her again, which he does. As Gracie walks towards the front desk, the old, crusty, ghostly veteran that runs it greets her in a warm tone, asking her if there is anything that he can do for a lovely young lady. Gracie immediately asks for some directions to some keys for a few things. Gracie grabs two pairs of keys from the desk, the two seemingly charged walkie talkies on the desk, and attempts to flip on the lights in the whole building from behind the desk. The lights don’t work, but the ghost tells her about a flash-light in one of the drawers; Gracie thanks the ghost, grabs the light, and runs with Dallas in tow to a locked door. Gracie sticks the key into the slot, turns the key and opens up the door, revealing a huge garage bay, that the veterans display kept the armored transport vehicles in. She throws down the keys to the door, checks to make sure that Dallas is still following her, and he is, and she runs to the nearest 1989 humvee - the one she has keys for - and unlocks the door, climbs into the driver side seat, unlocks the passenger side, and Dallas follows her into the humvee… Gracie puts the keys in the ignition, and the humvee actually starts, and she remarks sarcastically, “We as Americans sure knew how to make some rough and tough stuff back then,” Gracie puts the humvee in gear, and drives it through the garage bay’s “garage door” like feature. Gracie immediately turns on the humvee’s lights, looks out of the windows at her surroundings, and notices a column of smoke rising from some of the trees in the distance. Gracie only notices the smoke, because of some taller buildings with signs that for some reason are still running on what little power still trickles into the city, and are causing the smoke to be visible. Gracie drives towards where she thinks the smoke is rising from, reaching a speed of nearly 45 as she reaches the rather copse of trees and vegetation. Gracie stops the humvee, holds a walkie talkie out to Dallas, “Turn this on and get out, alert me immediately if you find anyone in there, because I’m going to drive around this small vegetation," as Gracie plans on driving around the vegetation to check for the creator of the smoke, if there is one.
Dallas: Dallas carefully surveys the area, looking around for any traces of Rhi or Skylar. The bees that were attacking Rhi were all put to sleep, Dallas panics a bit upon seeing the burning tree. He sprinted from the area, desperate to escape the flames. He quickly began to notice faint footsteps in the dirt. Upon stepping on one of them, he uses his powers to find out that Rhi made them and where she’s headed. With this information he leaves the doomed patch of nature, he uses the darkness to hide from prying eyes as he spots his target running with his enhanced sight. (Nicki said she was) Dallas alerted Gracie of their location on the walkie talkie he turned on from a safe distance, careful to ensure he wasn’t heard by his prey. He quietly pursued Rhi on the ground after turning it off again, hurling 3 shuriken towards Rhi’s back as he focused on closing the distance between them. He pounced towards her, drawing his Khopesh as he swung towards the back of her knees. Hoping to make it harder for her to remain mobile.
Skylar: As Skylar vacated the now lifeless former business hub he was struck by the many particles of broken glass laying around the ground, coating the ground in a sort of sea that spelt danger for those who allowed their skin to meet it. Being quickly alerted by the sound of the fire crackling in the distance and the sound of the engine revving as it drove around surveying the area, or so Skylar could pick up from the way the person, not being able to tell whom or what was operating the vehicle, was moving around the area. Taking caution in this he decides to go an alternative way other than the main route through the abandoned city, going through alleyways and derelict houses when he could and only stepping into the clearing whenever it was necessary, much like a stray cat. It was about this time where he hurt a faint noise of breathing from outside a house he was attempting to make his way through. Setting the couple of cats he'd acquired on his way through the city, he peeks out an open window taking the full sight of Dallas' attempts at hurting Rhi. Feeling a sudden protectiveness over his girlfriend he quickly shouts through the space before ducking and slowly, on his hands and knees, a position Skylar is quite familiar with, he makes his way over to the second window in the room, on the parallel side of it before jumping out of it and gazing around the side of the building seeing if his "distraction" worked. Fearing the worst he quickly tries to put Dallas under a state of ecstasy and then attempts to intoxicate Rhi with pheromones so he can attempt to make her look over towards him so he can make haste at using hand signals to try and make her seize the weapon (the Khopesh) out of Dallas' grasp and then after that's done, or if it fails, to flee and try and find him again. Starting to get more drowsy than he expected to feel he quickly makes an exit back into the house where he finds caffeine pills and a bottle of 1967 Vintage French Red Wine. He takes two of these pills and washes them down with the wine, savoring the musky taste before sealing the bottle, obviously intending to keep it for later and settling himself down on the floor, unsheathing his sword in case, now knowing it is Gracie driving the vehicle, Gracie somehow decided to leave her vessel and try and slit his throat for ear to ear.
Rhi: While still running, she hears a shout and turns around to find the source of the sound. However, she turns too quickly and missteps which leads her to trip and fall forwards. As she is falling and bracing herself for impact, one shuriken pierces her breastplate yet does no damage, another skims the arm holding her bow which leaves a nasty cut, while the last narrowly misses her. She winces and looks up to see Dallas pounce towards her with a dazed expression on his face due to the state of ecstasy. Rhi quickly rolls to her left and pushes her self off the ground, clutching her arm. As she closes her eyes and concentrates, she uses her abilities to make Dallas believe he is seeing his worst nightmare, hoping this will temporarily distract him as she goes down an alley, a bit drowsy after running and whatever Sky did to her. It is fading away, but she still feels quite dissoriented as she tries to find him.
Gracie: Gracie sees Rhi head down that alley-way, so she throws the car into a higher gear, speeds towards the entrance to the alley-way, and upon reaching it, she throws on the breaks, downshifts and turns the humvee into the alley-way, moving trash cans and other things as she slowly adds speed in her chase towards Rhi. Gracie turns off all the headlights on the car, hoping to keep Rhi in the dark. Gracie has about two feet of clearance on each side of the vehicle, and she hopes that she’ll be able to effectively block Rhi from escaping what seems like a dead end alley-way, Gracie then becomes intangible, knowing that the humvee will keep moving, and she summons a screaming banshee that floats over the hood of the humvee. The humvee and banshee keep moving, and Gracie lets herself slip through the truck in her intangible state, allowing the truck to keep moving towards Rhi...
Dallas: He curses himself as the ecstasy washed over him, he muttered his sister’s name since it was a feeling his mind associated with her. He screamed for terror as his nightmare was her dying horribly. Once both curses faded away, Dallas struggled to recompose himself. With his favored Khopesh taken from him, he curses to himself as he smells something. Detecting the aroma of Skylar’s wine he dashes into the house, upon seeing Skylar and his legion of stray felines he assumes he generated his strange experience. Not wanting to worry about that or the cats, he quickly generates a large heat wave around him. The heat threatening to burn his opponent and everything else in a 10 meter radius.
Rhi: The alley walls, although seeming like a good idea at the time, begin to interfere with Gracie's plan, as they aren't parallel. As the humvee keeps driving quite quickly the walls begin to become more and more narrow until a sharp squeal of metal chimes against the walls. Rhi, realizing that there is no one driving the vehicle begins to look around for Gracie, even taking out her lighter to get a better look, but doesn't see her so decides to enter the window beside her which seems to be unlocked. The Banshee serves as little threat as it seems to be quite attached to the car bonnet. Entering, she takes a look around, taking in the door which leads out into the interior of a corner store before spying a bar of dark chocolate which is past it's best before date yet still looks edible on the counter. She takes a few bites hoping the food will give her a little bit of energy as she was growing a bit fatigued then begins adventuring forward. Rhi then quickly decides to hide the sword she stole from Dallas in the outdated magazines before loading her bow just in case she’d stumble upon Gracie.
Skylar: Skylar after several minutes hears the door open and close and waits for Gracie to appear since he thinks that it is Dallas probably going in the direction of Rhi and not her. It's not until he observes that it's a male dashing into the room when he lowers the weapon and gazes in his direction. Fearing more for the cats' safety than his own, due to the fact it seemed that Dallas was mostly unarmed apart from a curious pouch strapped to his belt loop which could contain the shuriken which he hurled at Rhi, he dismisses the cats and allows them to leave his range of sight. Suddenly, after the cats have escaped, Dallas seems to have summoned a scorching heat and Skylar, beginning to get quite hot and bothered Skylar decides to rise up, propping his sword against the window blocking it with his leg and begins to take his clothes off first his shirt, then his jeans, finally his chest plate and armoured converse. He then puts one of his free hands behind him and opens the window behind him. The cold nocturnal winds from outside which seem to be picking up in velocity come flooding in as they are coming from the opposite direction from which Dallas summoned the wind from cause it to only be slightly warmer than usual. He leaves his sword propped against the window as he walks slowly and gracefully towards Dallas only wearing his boxer briefs now and slowly begins to lower them until he's completely bare. Skylar takes a look up at Dallas' face considering the fact that Dallas is taller than him by two inches and expects a look of disgust but instead observes a look of shock (OOC: Hydro said I could explain Dallas’ expression). He manages to almost close the space between him and Dallas, beginning to sweat from the heat surrounding him and attempts to stroke his cheek, obviously intending to use his charm-touch on him, "Do you know you're the most beautiful man in the world? More beautiful than my father I daresay." Skylar quickly tries to loop an arm around his waist, trying to snatch the pouch from Dallas' body in order to find out what in kept within it, but it's a risky move and just to make sure he rapidly attempts to kiss him, slowly opening his mouth to tempt him.
Gracie: The banshee goes away, after which, Gracie brings herself back to a tangible state and giggles, because she knows that anyone that was within eyesight of the banshee, that wasn’t intangible, should have been horribly affected by its screams. Gracie saw Rhi’s lighter come on for a few seconds, but then she lost sight of the lighter. Gracie didn’t realize that Rhi went into the store, so Gracie quietly turns towards the entrance of the alley-way, which is 120 feet from her, and uses the light from the moon to find something to climb on. Gracie locates a large, industrial grade dumpster, she quietly runs to the dumpster, climbs up onto, and then onto the roof of the strip of buildings. Gracie looks towards the streets, the side opposite the alley-way, and sees a chimney two rooftops away. Gracie quietly runs towards the chimney, pulls her bow off her back, pulls an arrow, notches the arrow, and crouches with her back against the chimney. From here, she can see the street on the front side of the buildings, so she decides to employ a tactic she gathered from her previous counsellor challenge, and summons a poltergeist. Gracie instructs the poltergeist to drop off the rooftop, and onto the street in-front of the buildings, and to guard the street side of the buildings. Gracie then gets up bow and arrow still notched and in hand, runs, on the rooftops, towards where she saw Rhi’s lighter’s light disappear, jumps off the roof, and lands in a crouching roll on the ground below. She then turns around, becomes intangible, walks through the wall of the building, not far from the window that Rhi entered in through, and into the corner store, summoning another screaming banshee as she tries to see if Rhi is in the building…
Dallas: Dallas is confused and quite disturbed to due his opponent’s current nudity, he regurgitates in Skylar’s direction briefly in horrible disgust and dashes backwards to avoid his kiss and attempt at thievery. Oh gods.. He’s quite repulsed as he uses his wrist to wipe off some vomit from his mouth. Dallas tries to figure out what to do. He’s grown somewhat tired from his moving around and the heat wave he just conjured, he summons a large metal net that would try to ensnare around Skylar. Not wanting to have to worry about him anymore, assuming the net will succeed he summons a large swarm of bees. There are about 40 of them and Dallas commands them to sting Skylar relentlessly once the net fades from existence. His breaths becoming labored and sweat running down his forehead, he jumps out of the window and try surveying the area in an attempt to find Gracie. Fortunately he’s a safe distance from the corner store.
Skylar: Skylar obviously taken aback by Dallas' reaction quickly takes several steps back barely managing to dodge the net as it falls lifelessly onto the floor. Stepping back a bit more Skylar grabs his sword before Dallas summons the swarm of bees. He tries to get as many clothes as possible on but fails and is stung by about several of the forty bees, Skylar quickly jumps out the window, which was also the one which the sword was propped against, and runs, naked, grasping his sword *OOC:NOT that one* in the direction of the park where there appears to be a substantial amount of flowers in it and as this distracts the bees which are now more concerned with feeding off the pollen and Skylar collapses onto the green of the large park grounds, gasping for breath as raindrops begin to fall from the moonlit sky wondering if Rhi is okay. As if one of the cats has a telepathic connection to him one appears from out of the bushes and jumps on top of his (uhm) bits (?) causing him to groan quietly the pain from being cat jumped in the privates and the pain from the stings and pieces of glass which have apparently found their way into his feet finally beginning to cause a slight stinging pain causing him to continuously make noises as he sits up and begins tending to his feet.
Since Harle and SoA were disqualified for not posting in 9 days, while Hyu and Miggy are out for August, both teams in this match will proceed.