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    Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Prixlezub on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:50 am

    Time: 8:40 PM
    Date: September 12, 2011

    The demon's mind was fuzzy over what had transpired in the time between his defeat and when he had awoken. Wounds both old and new burned in his hide, painful reminder of what had transpired earlier. Around his neck, Prixlezub could feel a great weight that seemed to pin him to the floor, not that he could really move at the moment anyways. His body was still much too weak to even bring him into a position to sit. The demon gave a low, tired rumble as he lifted his head slightly to try and gain some idea of where he was, smoke pluming from his grill as he sniffed the air. Strange, it did not smell like the forest at all really, but more like some kind of cave. He could smell damp stone all around him, though the smell of charred cave-slime beneath his claws was a little more comforting, knowing that he was not completely surrounded by water. Wait, if he was in a cave... The natives must have captured him, perhaps even dragged him back to this place from the clearing. Prixlezub immediately grew more defensive, curling his tattered claws near himself and swaying his tail around like an irritated cat.

    Though, once the demon took the time to listen, he found he could not really hear much of anything. It was quiet, but not in the distance. He could hear the strange language of the creatures in the distance, their conversations echoing off from the walls of the caves and right to where he lay. For once, the demon wished he knew what the creatures were saying, if only to figure out where he was and what the creatures planned to do with him. Prixlezub may be quite arrogant in his own right, but he knew to be wary of these creatures when they spared his life instead of just leaving him to be extinguished by the monsoons. He mulled over that for a few minutes, his mind going through the possible outcomes of this, already trying to figure a way to escape. If he were stronger, the demon would have just went and muscled his way out of here, killing everyone in his path. Though now, he was much too weak to even think about standing up, an anguished plume of smoke puffing from his grill with a sigh. Even then, he knew that his hide would not last the fight, feeling the strong, searing pain of the hole in his chest. That alone was a big enough target for the natives to hit, especially with his heart right behind the bone.

    As much as Prixlezub hated to admit it, he was vulnerable, perhaps even at the mercy of these tiny creatures. Ugh, how that made his blood boil, he should not be the prisoner here, they should be in his place instead! Snarling, the prince lifted a claw to rub the back of his neck, irritated over this series of events. But as his claw moved down, he heard something like the shriek of metal on glass, and he perked in realization. The thing on his neck! Following the sound down, he traced out the collar around his neck. He probably would have noticed this earlier if his nose was not so stuffed up with blood. From the smell of it, the metal seemed to be none other than Teryllium. At first the demon was a bit puzzled over how they had gotten the rare metal, though he soon figured they probably had gotten it from whatever had brought him here. Damn this planet, that purple alien, and most of all; Layla. He would be sure to make those two suffer especially when he returned.

    For now though, the demon occupied himself with thinking over various escape tactics, keeping himself on alert in case someone did happen to come down here. After all, sooner or later they probably would agree to try and finish him off. When they came, he would be ready. Prixlezub was not the demon to be gutted and stuffed like some trophy.
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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Universal NPC on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:50 pm

    The demon was not alone. Keeping an eye on him was the plump female who had spoken with the Elder before. Her name was Tra'Nosk and she watched the demon silently, staying at the farthest end of the wall and staying in the shadows, despite its apparent blindness. Her mate had been among those who left with the Elder. This thing hadn't just slain brothers and sisters of her's, but her mate as well. One among many sure, but still important to her. The demon finally stirred after a while of laying there. The damage done to it must have knocked it out and she was proud that they had done that much before dying. When the Chief had arrived with this thing in tow, helped by a few others in dragging it here, she had tried to demand that they kill it now. But the chief had just ignored her and kept going, dropping the demon off here and leaving for the deeper part of the caves, where the chiefs resided.

    A loud noise made her flinch and she snapped to attention, glaring at the demon as it stirred. Was it trying to escape? The demon soon stopped stirring though and Tra'Nosk tightened her grasp around a spear. Try anything, and she wouldn't mind being the one to finish you off.

    ---

    The caves were not just one cave, but a series of caves, each separated by who lived within them. The caves were usually a relatively happy place. The males, warriors that they were, would usually come home with a fresh kill, each splitting what to use as decoration and what to eat, and the little ones would greet their fathers warmly and thank them for the food. The females would rejoice and compliment their strong mates.

    Today was different. The fully grown males had been slaughtered. Every single one of them. The older children who were close to being fully grown had taken on the responsibilities of the deceased males and were currently out with an Elder, learning how to hunt. The younger children were in the arms of their mothers, or in some cases, all alone in the corner. Some had lost both parents, after all. Everyone was quiet, despite the mourning feeling that seemed to hover about the air. In the depths of the caves, the Chiefs were talking. They wanted to hear as much of it as they could.

    Inside a cave, lit only with several fires, were the 4 Chiefs. They all looked similar to Flad'Nag, having skins and furs draped across their shoulders and tall feathers atop their skull helmets, and each one being tall yet frail, and very old. The First Chief was Glin'Gim the Strong, the youngest among them. His furs had a unique pattern of red, with black diagonal stripes. The skull on his head carried large canines, and the feathers atop his head were a bright yellow. He had a fire in his eyes that displayed ambition, and stubbornness.

    "I don't understand why its even still alive! So many of our warriors, and even some of our women, have died at this thing's hands! We should kill it and be done with it!"

    Flad'Nag stood to the side, listening quietly. Listening not so quietly was the Second Chief, Laso'Gel the Fierce. He was closer in age to Flad'Nag then Glin'Gim and despite his age, he had a temper, as was shown by how he pounded his fists on the cave walls. He glared at the younger Chief, almost snarling. His shoulders were adorned with a thick, hard blue skin rather than furs. The skin belonged to a Mukrash pup, and Laso'Gel had gained much respect in his younger years, having killed many of the dangerous creatures. The feathers atop his head were blue as well, but with a small stripe or two of black as well.

    "How many times must it be said?! We don't KNOW if this thing can be killed! Its still alive and kicking, isn't it?! Two different, large groups of our people attacked this thing, and Flad'Nag used his raw power to bring it down, but its still ALIVE, yes? Does that tell you that its easy to kill?! We'd only lead ourselves into destruction, trying to fight and kill this thing!" Laso'Gel bellowed out harshly.

    "I'd rather die fighting it than live, hiding in these caves like a coward while we keep it alive in our own caves! What if it escapes? And WE aren't there to kill it? It will slaughter all of the women and young and even if we kill it then, I don't foresee us repopulating our species very well between the four of us, DO YOU?!" Glin'Gim spat back. Laso'Gel gave him an ugly glare and right before it seemed as if the two were going to leap out at each other another voice spoke up.

    "It would not be well for us to kill each other either." The gentle, rough with age voice spoke to the two with an air of authority and the two calmed down, while still giving glances at each other angrily. The last Chief was the fourth Chief, and the oldest. His name was Norg'Ara the Wise. The furs around his shoulders were a very bright white, despite the dirtiness of the cave and the feathers atop his head were white as well. His skin was wrinkled with age, and yet his eyes shone brightly. He stood up and looked upon Flad'Nag, who had been so very quiet. "What do you have to say, my friend?"

    Glin'Gim and Laso'Gel exchanged a look that actually wasn't filled with hate for once, but hesitation. Flad'Nag the Ashen was not known for his clarity of mind, and yet ironically, he was probably the strongest among them. Not brute strength like Glin'Gim, but strong in the way of that natural energy that could be harnessed and set forth.

    Flad'Nag was silent...and then he stood up and clasped his hands together brightly. "I think I can change him."

    He was met with silence and lost looks from the two younger Chiefs. Norg'Ara looked at him curiously. "Change? What do you mean?"

    "Make him less likely to bit our heads off for one!" He chimed in chipperly. Glin'Gim stared some more, then smacked the front of his skull adornment.

    "We're doomed." Beside him Laso'Gel nodded silently.
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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Prixlezub on Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:11 pm

    Though the demon could not see Tra'Nosk, he could certainly smell her. Prixlezub snorted and huffed, trying to clear his nose of the clotted blood, smoke rolling from his grill for a few moments before he managed to puff some fire through the openings. The woman would see small, white jets of fire pluming from his grill, intense enough to draw steam from the cavern floor. The huffing and snorting soon turned to a rough cough, as the action had irritated the wound in his chest. More smoke and flames puffed from the prince's maw and grill, resembling sparks and smoke rolling from an overfed furnace. In the meantime, Prixlezub had finally cleared his grill enough to sense his visitor a bit more effectively, his head turning in her direction with a low rumble. Even if she had no qualms about finishing off the demon, there was still the matter of getting to the demon without him incinerating her in the process. A ribbon of fire puffed from the demon's broken maw with a spiteful hiss, as if to remind her of that.

    Ah, but what was this? He could smell more of the villagers. Lifting his head from the ground despite the searing pain that shot through his chest, the prince 'looked' over in the direction of the smell, the whole place ripe with easy prey. It was like they brought Prixlezub down here to tease him, placing so much prey just a little ways away. He could smell that most of them were female, like the widows that he had so easily killed outside of this prison. Hunger pained and crawled through his very being, the more primal parts of his mind screaming for him to eat something despite not having a stomach. His tongue flicked over the grill openings as he turned his head back to the guard, taking in a few more sniffs of her as well. Yes, he could smell her health beneath the stench of rotten bones and feathers, a nice beginning meal to what could be quite a feast. Though, the challenge would be to kill her off silently, as she no doubt would call for help should there be any complications between her and himself. Hmm.

    Figuring such a primitive race would be quite superstitious as well, Prixlezub turned away, rumbling under his breath and started fiddling around with a few cracks in the stone. Ah, but merely playing around with the floor would not catch the native's curiosity, and so he kept glancing back occasionally at the guard, making it seem like he could see her despite his eyes being hollowed out. Prixlezub's metallic hide scratched and groaned against the earth, not enough to carve the rock, but enough to make it seem like he was trying something behind the guard's back. The demon even puffed some fire against the little vegetation he could sniff out, letting the embers glow like as if he were practicing some kind of magic.

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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Universal NPC on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:35 pm

    Tra'Nosk narrowed her eyes as white plumes started to puff out of the demon. Before he had died, the Elder had explained that the metal that was now around the demon had been part of his tomb, and that if he couldn't escape the tomb without their assistance, he probably couldn't escape it as a harness either. She had her doubts. So when she saw the white smoke, she immediately though he was escaping. However, the creature began to cough, an action that produced sparks and smoke. Perhaps he wasn't trying to escape? He was a creature of fire, and he seemed to breath fire, so maybe right now, he was simply breathing. Or coughing, as it was.

    He suddenly turned to look at her though and she let out a brief hiss. His intentions were a lot less innocent this time, especially judging by that small stream of fire that flew out of his mouth. She kept her distance though. The demon had been blinded, but obviously his other senses worked perfectly. He turned his head about, sniffing, before turning back to her, flicking his tongue out briefly too.

    He suddenly turned away and she perked up a bit, suspicious. It seemed though, that he was merely scratching at the ground. A few bits of his fire fell on the ground and on some vegetation and she took her spear and pounded it on the floor, like a human clapping their hands to stop a pet from destroying a couch.

    "Quit that!" She barked at him harshly. She knew he probably didn't understand, and likewise, if he spoke back, she wouldn't have any idea what he would have said, but it felt good to yell at him.

    ---

    Glin'Gim stared at Flad'Nag, still at a loss from what he had suggested they do for the demon. "I don't understand. Change it? Make it not kill us? Its too late for that! It has killed! It will probably do it again! Why wouldn't it?!"

    Laso'Gel spoke up as well. "Besides, the demon doesn't speak our language, and we don't speak its language, assuming it even has one! I'm sorry, Flad'Nag, but this is plan I simply cannot stand behind. Its risky! Its suicidal! Its downright crazy!"

    Flad'Nag didn't budge an inch, retaining his happy disposition, almost condescendingly. "Crazy enough to work, yes?" The two gave him doubting looks. no chief would outright attack another, but they were coming close to it. Norg'Ara spoke up again.

    "You both have brought up good points, but I think our friend and fellow chief should get a chance to explain himself and his plan, yes?" Knowing better than to speak against Norg'Ara, the two sat down quietly, awaiting Flad'Nag's explanation.

    Flad'Nag was silent for a few moments, seeming to ponder over his last thoughts and arguments, before he spoke again. "You are right, Laso'Gel. We don't speak each other's language. Teaching him would be hard to do without speaking to him! But I have a plan for that, don't you worry!"

    Glin'Gim took the slight pause in Flad'Nah's words as a chance to speak up again. "Teach it?! This is not some mere pet! This is a demon! A beast! Its evil and bloodthirsty! Its-"

    "He's as sentient as we are." For once, the happy tone was dropped and replaced with a stern one. Glin'Gim shut up instantly. It was a manner of honor, for them. When they did hunt, they used every piece. They ate every muscle, every part they could. Bones that couldn't be eaten were used as tools, decorations, and the same for the pelts. To waste a life was terrible. Especially sentient life. As evil and horrid as the demon was, he was sentient, or at least according to Flad'Nag he was. They could kill him in self defense, no problem, but in cold blood? While weakened no less, and chained in a harness?

    "He's as sentient as us, and I intend to communicate with him, gain his trust! I think he can be taught." Taught what, was the question. "As you saw, the demon's injuries are far beyond what our men could do. Wherever he came from, he was already injured. Whether he can die or not, he's weak. By helping to heal him, we may gain his trust, and then the learning can begin."

    "Learning of what, exactly? And ARE YOU MAD?! Heal it like some sick child, as if it'll grow up and call you 'father'?! Norg'Ara, there is no way this will work! The demon will be healed, and as soon as that happens, it'll kill us all!" Laso'Gel spoke out against the plan instantly. Norg'Ara seemed to be in deep thought.

    "There are risks. Many risks. But I've known you for a while, and I know you make plans that seem impossible, yet still happen. I say...if you can do what you say you can, within 2 to 3 weeks, then we will stick with your plan. But if something happens between then, I won't hesitate to end him before he ends us. You will be watched. You will have warriors, young though they may be, to help, in case he decides to get violent." Norg'Ara had said his part. Laso'Gel stayed silent, although the silence was enough to tell them all that he did not like this deal.

    Glin'Gim stood up instantly. "I will gladly be among those to watch!" What he really wanted was a chance to kill the demon the second it seemed like it might attack. Norg'Ara nodded and Glin'Gim grinned underneath his skull mask. Flad'Nag could do as he pleased, as long as it was Glin'Gim who got to strike it down.
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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Prixlezub on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:29 pm

    Ah, good, he got her attention. The demon prince simply shrugged the woman's attempts to try and make him cease his activities. Instead, the prince swished his tail and slapped it on the ground with an indignant snort. Let Tra'Nosk get in a hissy-fit over him, the demon didn't mind the attention. As long as she did not call in for more warriors to help her with him, that is. The slapping of the demon's tail managed to loosen some pebbles from the floor the cavern with a clatter of stone on stone, catching his ears and making him turn about to sniff at them. They didn't seem to have any ore in them, but he could still use them to his advantage. The demon tilted his head up as if to look at the guard, before 'looking' back down at the pebbles. His bloodied paws grasped a hand full of the things, grinding them about in his grip like a stress ball. Though the demon was still quite weak, he managed to grind the large stones into smaller rocks, about the size of ping-pong balls, more or less. Fumbling in his blindness, Prixlezub managed to grab a few of them, keeping his nose pointed at the native woman.

    Then, he lifted his clenched claw, and flicked a triad of small pebbles at the guard.

    Plick! Plick! Plick!

    No doubt the woman would be irritated at that. Look at her current charge, flicking pebbles at her like some child! Of course, Prixlezub simply chuckled at this, a sound like stones rolling about in a blender rolling from his bloody throat. His tail slapped the ground a few times more, loosening more rocks from the floor of the cavern. Oh, Tra'Nosk, are you going to confiscate those stones from the demon before he could make any ore irritating ammunition to throw at you?

    The demon prince took another hand full of rocks, grinding them down into small pebbles once again. But a few moments afterwards, that familiar sound rang out again, another triad of small pebbles flying trhogh the air like bee-bee pellets. And guess where they were headed?

    Plick! Plick! Plick!

    This is going to be a long day for Tra'Nosk.

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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Universal NPC on Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:55 am

    The demon obeyed her words as expected, which was not at all. She arched her back, getting angrier and angrier at this beast. The demon simply pounded its tail on the ground, loosening some rocks which it suddenly had an interest in. Stupid beast. It 'looked' at her, then down at the rocks, grabbing some up. She turned away a bit, deciding that the demon was stupid, and not worth her time. Look at it, playing with rocks!

    Plick! Plick! Plick!

    The sound of much smaller rocks bouncing around, particularly off of herself, turned her back to the beast. Was-! Was it really flicking little bits of rock at her?! She wasn't sure whether to be angry at the disrespectful move or amused that the giant creature was doing something so juvenile. He flicked more at her but she stood aside, evading them...and quickly grabbed them up herself. She stepped forward, a bit closer to the demon than she had been before, and tossed the rocks back at him. He wanted to play this game? She would play his game.

    ---

    The agreement had been made, the deal done, and the only ones in the cave were Glin'Gim and Flad'Nag. Norg'Ara and Laso'Gel had taken their leave, Norg'Ara leaving quietly and Laso'Gel leaving the two with the warning that he did not approve of this deal. The last two chiefs were left in an awkward silence.

    "Well..." Glin'Gim finally spoke up, unnerved by the silence. "You said you had a plan for the different languages of ourselves and the demon. What is this plan?" If he got to be around the demon, you bet your ass he was going to allow himself to hear what was said. One word said he did not approve of, and he would kill the demon on the spot.

    Flad'Nag chuckled a bit, reaching into a bag made from the same skin and gray pelt that he wore, and withdrew a small, wriggling yellow worm, or perhaps fish of some kind. Glin'Gim drew back instantly, disgusted by the little thing.

    "Where did you get that?!" He demanded.

    "I have my secrets, Glin'Gim. These unique creatures are placed in the ears, and they translate foreign languages! I place one in his ear, one in mine, one in yours, and then we can speak and understand each other!" He placed the fish back into his bag, giving it a pat, and then began to leave the cave. Glin'Gim stood alone for a moment, before following after Flad'Nag.

    "Where to now?"

    "To our little demon of course! Communication starts today." Glin'Gim gawked at him but Flad'Nag continued, unperturbed. To start so early...here's hoping the demon did not already kill the rest of their people.


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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Prixlezub on Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:55 pm

    Yes, yes. The woman was getting more upset with him, and in that the demon could manipulate her to his advantage. While she did not completely drop her guard and walk right up to him, she did react to his rock throwing. If he could, the demon's lips would have turned up in a grin, between the sound of her picking up the pebbles and the fact he could hear the Elder from earlier approaching them. Huh, it seemed that they had come to an agreement over what to do with him. That was actually quite quick seeing as how he was only waiting around for what, all of maybe ten or twenty minutes? Ah, but it was perfect timing nonetheless. The demon prince could initiate this little impromptu plan of his that he was going through with, being in the last few stages of it, in fact.

    As Tra'Nosk began to pick up the pebbles, Prixlezub quickly rehearsed what to do in his mind, all of it falling quite well into place from what he could tell. The guard's hands were probably full of pebbles right now, the Elder was on his way here, and the demon prince was without pebbles. Anyone could guess where this was going. Just as Prixlezub's little 'friend' began to toss the pebbles his way, the demon prince tossed his head and moaned like as if he were in pain (not that he wasn't already, but that is beside the point). His great body rolled and heaved like as if he were being tortured, tormented by that mean old Tra'Nosk! Look how she was handling her duties, going off and throwing rocks at poor, defenseless Prixlezub. A demon who by far had no real way to fight back anymore with how weak he was, look how he was bleeding and wounded. There was no way that this sort of treatment was warranted towards a creature like him, the guard was simply doing this out of malice, obviously!

    "RRRROOOooooouuuuhhhh!" The demon prince whined, shielding his face and cowering to the floor like some kicked puppy. The demon let forth yet another anguished howl, blood gurgling from his throat and dripping between his fangs. No more! No more Tra'Nosk, you terrible, sadistic excuse for a guard. And here the demon thought they were supposed to be trustworthy, honorable people!

    Finally, the demon prince rolled onto his side, covering his face with a claw as a few more pebbles bounced off from his hide. As if to plead the Elder for help, Prixlezub lifted his claw slightly and tilted his head towards the sound of his footsteps. "Rrrrrroooooooouuuuuhhggh." He howled, a shudder to his voice that seemed to scream vulnerability and pathetic behavior.

    So, Tra'Nosk, how do you like playing the demon's game?
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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

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    The two chiefs made their way to the cave with the demon, their way slowed a bit by the females and children who wanted to say hi, and pretended to not have been eavesdropping. Glin'Gim greeted them awkwardly, eager to get to the demon before more could be killed, and Flad'Nag greeted them warmly, giving every child an affectionate pat on the head.

    Back with Tra'Nosk, her mouth that was covered by the skull she wore was turned up in a smirking grin. Most of her rocks had hit the demon. Sure, such tiny pebbles probably didn't hurt it, but it was still amusing! She grabbed a few more, but before she could toss them, the demon heaved and moaned, acting as if it had been abused and tortured. Rocks still in hand, she tilted her head. Was it that injured that pebbles caused it pain?

    And guess who walked in right then, with the evil demon moaning on the ground, the guard with rocks in hand? Glin'Gim and Flad'Nag of course. The demon howled, blood dripping from its fangs, and fell to its side, giving a morose moan towards the chiefs.

    Glin'Gim crossed his arms, chuckling a bit. "You deserve what you get demon! Good job, guard!" Flad'Nag was not so pleased though.

    "Oh Tra'Nosk..I know you are upset that your mate was killed, but you can't just hurt this demon while its defenseless." He shook his head a bit, and approached the demon's face, reaching into his bag as he drew out the yellow fish from before.

    "W-what?! You don't understand, it tossed rocks at me first! And look at these pebbles, how can they hurt it?" The chief's attentions were on the guard, Flad'Nag beside the demon's head. If Prixlezub wanted to make his move, now would be the best time.
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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Prixlezub on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:44 am

    Aha, just as the demon had planned, Tra'nosk took the fall for his actions. Though Prixlezub was nowhere near capable of breaking out of here fighting tooth and claw, he certainly took joy in making those around him suffer. He could not see the guard's face as the two Elders came in on the both of them, but he certainly could hear the tone that Flad'nag gave her. Silly guard, did you really think that you would get away from this? Saying that he threw the rocks, really now, just look at him. Does he look like he could be doing anything mischievous or even harmful at the moment? But a few hours ago his chest had been blown wide open by a beam of raw energy. Native, please. At the same time though, the prince could not help but silence his crocodile tears to a dull whine as he sensed the Elder draw near, a strange odor on him, much like fish. It seemed to be coming from his bag as well. Instantly, Prixlezub dropped the facade, rolling onto his feet and backing away with a low growl. Though he knew perfectly well that the Elder was right next to him, he was not about to tempt him to use that beam of energy again.

    Instead, the demon prince backed up against the far wall of where he was being imprisoned, curling his tail around his body protectively. Fire and smoke curled from his maw, a glowing, heated warning to the feathered beings that dared to approach him so confidently. The demon kept his head raised, smoke rolling from his grill as he tilted his head at Flad'Nag, ignoring the guard and the other elder as they were farther off. Prixlezub rumbled and slapped his paws on the ground, shaking the loosened stones to make them dance. In his mind, the demon prince hoped this act would be enough to keep them from coming any nearer despite his weakened state. If not, well, perhaps this would make them think a bit more about being so self-assured over their actions.

    FFFWOOOOMPPSSHHHH!

    A great plume of fire billowed forth from his mangled maw, effectively glassing over the stone floor as he strafed his head from side to side. Did they really think that he would let them just stick things in his ears? The demon was going to give them all hell for whatever they were planning to do to him, for better or for worse. Once the white fire subsided from his gaping maw, the prince puffed a great plume of black smoke right at the Elder's faces, backing himself nearly flat against the wall, the growls from his throat booming about the caves like thunder.

    "RRRRRrrrrrggghhhh..." He snarled, blood splattering from his throat like liquid sparks. The demon's brow furrowed into a frown, smoke continuing to curl from his grill as he gave a skull-like glare at the natives before him.

    Come on Flad'Nag, he's defenseless, remember? Go on and see how tame Prixlezub is.
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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Universal NPC on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:15 am

    As soon as Flad'Nag got close, the demon righted itself and backed away, and Tra'Nosk's attempts to defend herself were silenced as she and Glin'Gim stared at the demon, and the older alien. They were on their guard, because the demon went from moaning in pain to growling and backing away. It was injured, but it was still a strong demon who had been known to kill. For it to kill a chief..

    Flad'Nag wasn't perturbed at all though. Even as the demon slapped his paws on the ground and let loose a stream of fire that made the surface of the floor glass, he simply stood to the side, fish still in hand. The demon blew black smoke in his face and he coughed and hacked briefly, but he was still set on his mission. Even as the demon growled, and blood squirted out of it, strange blood that sparked.

    "Chief Flad'Nag...maybe you should back away..the demon doesn't look too...happy...whatever you're hoping to do, its not going to cooperate..." Tra'Nosk suggested gently. She was below him, so she couldn't exactly force him to do anything. Glin'Gim however, was equal to him.

    "I agree with the female. He's not gonna let you put that in his ear. Might as well give up, Flad'Nag. Your deal is off to a sore start already!" Glin'Gim wasn't eager to just strike this demon down, of course not! Why would you think that?

    Flad'Nag shook his head. "I'm not just going to give up because he is put off by something that is unfamiliar to him." What could be done? He wasn't going to let them do anything, or put the fish in there. That jaw look injured, now that he saw it up close, and he was blind. He couldn't easily communicate with the demon, and the demon couldn't even speak back. That jaw needed to be fixed..Flad'Nag charged forward, trying to be fast as possible, and aimed a hit at the back of Prix's head, hoping to knock him out.
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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Prixlezub on Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:47 pm

    Yes, you better stay away you inferior, weak creatures! Their chattering burned in the demon's ears like that of vermin, a snarl rumbling from his throat as he tossed his head. To add to his image of being quite unapproachable, the demon lashed a claw back to slam into the wall behind him, the thundering rumble that shook through the rock enough to reinforce the demon's threat to bring the cave crashing down on them. Even while he was still quite weak, the demon still managed to make them cower, hah! Of course, Prixlezub was absolutely oblivious to the whole deal that went on behind his back, and thus he did not know that perhaps letting them put the fish in his ear was better for his survival. The demon prince snarled and huffed once more, thick smoke rolling from his maw and grill to billow in the native's faces. Stay away you vermin, lesser creatures that perhaps dared to make a slave-beast out of him! He would not put it past them either, since he so demonstrated just how strong he was back in the clearing, they probably would have him as a pet if he let them have their way.

    Though the life of a pet would mean he would be healed and nursed back to health, it would also mean the loss of his sanity. After all, what good was his life if there was no battle to be fought, and nothing to keep his mind, spirit, and body in perfect balance? The demon would go mad living on a leash. The demon let forth a roar, his broken jaw swinging out of socket and forcing more of his blood to splatter on the floor of the cave in small pools of fire. Deciding this would be a better time than any, he tried to get to his feet, his limbs shaking from the still fresh fatigue of his fight and his injuries. However, he still rose up nonetheless, his horns scraping the roof of the cave in a dazzling spray of sparks.

    "GRRRrrrrroooOOOOOuuuu!" Prixlezub howled, a clot of blood escaping his throat and hitting the floor from the sudden lift of his heavy body. Just seconds after his attempt to fight against his jailers, the demon felt his head start to spin again, his body still much too weak to try any sort of fighting. The demon's limbs shuddered visibly, like as if they were holding up a weight much greater than they could carry. The demon tilted and staggered, trying to hold his ground despite the world spinning and tilting all around him, before finally; he fell.

    THOOM!

    The demon's legs buckled out from under him, the entire weight of his massive body collapsing to the ground like a great mountain. The rock beneath him crumbled and snapped like as if it were merely fragile glass, pieces of the cave floor clattering about him like spilled beads. However, it seemed he refused to give up the fight to retain both his dignity and freedom, lifting his head from the floor to hiss at the smaller creatures, waves of heat rolling from his maw alongside dancing embers, the telltale signs of fire building in his throat. His nose snuffed and dragged in the stink of the natives that surrounded him, ensuring that this time he would finally rid himself of the irritating chieftain. The infernal flames rolled up in his maw, close enough to the brim of his gullet that both the elders and the guard would be able to see the ignited gasses churning behind his teeth.

    But the demon prince had lost track of Fad'Nag in his desperate attempt at a last stand, hardly even noticing his quickening footsteps among the roar of his own fire and screaming in an indecipherable tongue, unknown to both him and the natives. The Elder's crack to his metallic skull was quite true, and the din of crystal on metal rang out through the dry air. The fire was much too late to be snuffed, as it plumed out in a great torrent to hit to opposite wall behind the feathered creatures. No doubt they would at least be blinded for a few moments by the dazzling flames, glowing as hot of a white as it could muster. They would find that the other wall was melted down into magma, a deep hole burned out of the rock that smoldered a bright gold that slowly dimmed down to red as it bubbled and cooled. As for the demon, he managed to cough a few plumes of smoke from his grill as his head wavered about, the demon's mind somersaulting in darkness. Though delayed the reaction was, the demon's head fell soon after, lying limply to the side and allowing one ear to be exposed for Flad'Nag to use.

    "NNnnnnrrrghhhhhnnnn..." That low growl would be the only protest the elder would get, the demon's rumbles now being only a slumbering babble instead of anything truly threatening.
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    Re: Welcome to the Jungle

    Post by Universal NPC on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:41 am

    The demon was nowhere near calming down, having slammed into the wall and creating a thundering rumble. Almost subconsciously, Tra'Nosk ducked low, and got behind Glin'Gim, who similarly ducked down a bit and cowered bravely kept the female from getting hurt, yes! Flad'Nag was unmoved. He was persistent in fulfilling his deal.

    The demon roared, making the other two natives in the immediate vicinity stiffen. Flad'Nag stiffened as well, actually unnerved by the foreign roar of the demon. That jaw swung around loosely, blood just squirting out. That would need fixing, yes. Shakily, the demon got to its feet, limbs shaking from his own weight. It let out a howl, at the same time a chunky clot was propelled out of the demon.

    Very soon, the demon had collapsed once more, but it had been before Flad'Nag had even hit the demon's skull. The demon was weak. He definitely needed help. Weak as he was, he was going to keep fighting. He hissed and glared, and the heat coming from his mouth suggested he was about to breath out more flames. Flames licked at the edges of the beast's mouth, ready to be spilled out onto them. Not if he had anything to say about it.

    The strike to the head was quick, and the demon had been stopped! However, the flame still spilled out, towards Glin'Gim and Tra'Nosk. They both ducked down, hugging the ground and letting out a small yelping noise as the brightness of the fires burned their eyes. The flame burned through the wall of the cave, creating a hole deep into the rock. Glin'Gim and Tra'Nosk got up, rubbing at their eyes and blinking around, searching for their leader, who was at the side of the demon.

    The beast had not been knocked out instantly, smoke billowing out and head swaying. Finally, his head was laid down on the floor, one ear left exposed, as if the Gods knew Flad'Nag's plan, and approved. The demon let loose one more growl, but the growl trailed off into nothing. He was out.

    "We'll never get a more opportune moment than this, we must act now." The fish that had been in his grasp had finally been dropped inside the massive creature's ear. His two companions staggered over, eyes still aching from the fire.

    "You kept us from becoming food, think you can keep my eyes from burning out next time?" Glin'Gim grumbled, a grumble that was cut off by another yelp as Flad'Nag shoved another fish into his ear. "Warnings are nice! Gods!"

    Tra'Nosk struck out with her arm, grasping blindly before her hand finally met that of Flad'Nag's and she applied a fish into her own ear, a small whine being her only protest as the fish buried inside her ear canal. Flad'Nag looked at the fallen beast, pondering. "Tra'Nosk, follow me. We're getting supplies."

    ---

    Prixlezub was still out, and the three were still around him. An attempt at fixing the demon's jaw had been made, the jaw had been set, placed into socket, or what they hoped was its socket, and a stiff cloth had been wrapped around it to make it stay in place. Flad'Nag was closer to the demon than the other two, who were as far away as they could get. Flad'nag still kept his respective distance though, since the demon wasn't quite as defenseless as he thought. Would he awaken soon?

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