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    Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:09 am

    TIME: 00:14 (Midnight)
    MARCH 19TH, YEAR 4




    Deserts were not a favorite area, but they were a reminder. Zs'Skayr wasn't fond of the sand that whipped around a lot, but it had a strange nostalgic feeling. Whether this was due to some past event or an area he had visited long ago was unknown, but he looked at it with a bored expression. It was incredibly dull, and it had nothing to offer him, other than seclusion. There was nothing here. Just open space.

    Hm... open space.

    This seemed open enough as per requested by the challenger. The desert at night was far more suitable than other areas anyway. He was personally glad he found it, after wandering around a bit on the highways. Noisy cars... he wasn't fond of them. But whatever, he had made it to a nice large open area and left a small note on the board where his challenge was, stating time and area. Perhaps the darkness would give him a good advantage, too, depending on whatever his opponent was.

    Shff...

    Waiting wasn't exciting, and Zs'Skayr's scythe was implanted into the desert sand as he started to move it around. At first, it was some kind of digging, but then it started to become some weird skrawlings, images that didn't seem to look familiar or close to anything from Earth. A few symbols were obviously alchemical, but the rest? Unknown. When in wait, doodle a bit! Shff, shff...

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Arro on Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:56 am

    [Nope, that's perfectly fine]
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    Arro flew silently in the night, the only sound to accompany him the soft rustle of turbulence hitting his wings. His eyes scanned the desert surface, covering miles of ground with flicks of the gaze. The only figure out here on this cool night wore a hood and etched symbols in the dirt. His face was obscured but as he was the only one here he must be his challenger.

    He descended, his presence announced by the whistling of wind in the dark aerial abyss, and touched ground with a thin flurry of sand.

    "Zs'Skayr?" It was both a question and a confirmation, composed in the rough and rasp indicative of his tongue. "I am Arrogath."

    He approached a few steps, head curiously inclined to examine the drawings made by the blunt end of his opponent's weapon. Alchemical symbols and foreign iconography gradually replaced smooth desert sand. Arro watched for a few seconds, evidently intrigued. Then lifted his head and continued.

    "I'm ready whenever you are," he said offhandedly, examining the features of his opponent as he spoke. Zs'Skayr was thin and hunched, his head loosely resembled that of an emaciated human, or one of their skulls, and his fingers were long sharp spindles. He had one good eye in his head, the other peeked through his robe, or was part of his robe. Whatever else there was to him was hidden under cloth.

    The drawings interested him, but his hunger to fight and find out what was hidden up this creature's sleeves overrode his inquisitiveness. He distanced himself and stood in casual aloofness; beneath his pose ready to begin, or if necessary answer questions.


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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:30 am

    As sand whipped up upon the drai's arrival, Zs'Skayr leaned his scythe into the ground and looked over.

    HM.

    This wasn't really at all what he expected.
    It wasn't bad, but he certainly wasn't expecting... a dragon? Is that what they were called? Zs'Skayr came from a place where such beings were not... well, known. At all. And he had only heard about them through Earth means and certainly not video games like Skyrim, and that was even quite limited. So this would be a rather... interesting experience. One thing he did recall, however, was that they often breathed fire. Not something he worried about, but what with his last dealing with fire, he wasn't too fond of it right now...

    But alas, he would find out.

    Gripping his scythe and allowing it to rest upon on of his shoulders, he gave a small bow, "I am Zs'Skayr, yes," he confirmed with the dragon. "I am not quite familiar with your kind, Arrogath, so please, why not you have the honors of going first? And do not be afraid to fly." It would make it all the more interesting to have a sky-battle mixed with ground if needed! After his proposal, Zs'Skayr held the scythe in front of his body, ready to attack, or defend.




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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Arro on Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:58 am

    His opponent bowed, and confirmed his name in a voice as harsh as sand. He was not familiar with drai, and offered him the first strike, likely to gauge him by. As he would have himself done. Arro wondered if he was aware he stood on equally unfamiliar ground. Zs'Skayr smelled like no creature he'd met before, though his appearance was not altogether foreign. Dredging up images of strange soldiers garbed in cloaks and carved helms. This would be interesting.

    He nodded in response to the comment on flight, appropriately expecting to be joined in the air should he enter it.

    Arro bowed. Then lengthened his distance, slowly dragging his talons through the sand, feeling his steps before taking them. He circled slowly, moving speculatively and watching his opponent with unblinking eyes. He wasn't interested in exacting an opening just yet, or taking him off guard, only debating what to experiment with first.

    He decided he was feeling close and personal.

    Arro moved into Zs'Skayr's stance quite suddenly. One moment he was strolling languidly, the next thrusting his skull upwards under his opponent's jaw. Successful for not, he then turned to sweep his tail into his foe, tempting him to dodge in whatever fashion he was capable. Maybe get a peek at any aerial locomotion. He pulled his hits, retaining the same speed but limiting the amount of force behind the strikes; appearances aside this was a newcomer under the restrictions of the summoning sickness.

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:58 am

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 pm

    The attack wasn't expected, but it was dodged swiftly and efficiently. Zs'Skayr did not assume Arro was slow due to his size, but he had assumed the drai would use something less physical to attack. But what did he know, considering his knowledge of dragons and the like were extremely limited? Either way, it didn't take him long to retaliate, and show off a bit of his speed and scythe-wielding skills. They looked rather interesting, but usually cumbersome and difficult to use as a weapon. To the alien, however, it was wielded with much ease, as he used it to strike at Arro's snout upwards, then coming back down for another strike.

    There was one thing Zs'Skayr knew about Arro, especially seeing him up close. Those scales would no doubt be a problem for his weapon of choice. A few tries here and there to test out his theory, but not this early. He'd aim at softer looking areas.

    As for holding back...
    Some appreciated it, but the specter would surely find it insulting. Better make sure he doesn't figure it out, Arro.




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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 pm

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    #1 'Attack/Heal (31-35)' : 7, 10, 26, 24

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Arro on Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:32 am

    ["Pulling his hits" was referring to the in game mechanic reducing his die tier to 1-5. Mostly just a comment to myself.]

    Horns and armoured tail alike struck nothing but air. Zs'Skayr slipped backwards like a wraith, moving in time to Arro's swipes, then suddenly surged forward with a sweep of his scythe. Arro pushed off with his hind legs to slip away, dodging an uppercut to the muzzle and a second slice that would have chipped a horn. The reaping tool completed it's arc before his eyes, twinkling red in it's reflection and leaving Zs'Skayr bare in the seconds it took for him to prepare another blow.

    Arro reversed his momentum, surging forward and cracking open his maw. Gas rushed out his throat, a click sounded and an explosive jet of fire blasted the area and Zs'Skayr if he wasn't quick enough. Arro proceeded through his own flame, crunching the crystallized sheets of sand he'd created and driving the thumb hook of his right wing into Zs'Skayr's chest like a barbed pilon. He pushed harder and quicker until he was nearly on top of the man, making it more difficult to swing the long farmers tool but more likely to be injured by anything else. He was interested in how the stranger would respond, the scythe was the obvious weapon, did he have subtler ones?

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    Specifics: 2d/1c
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:32 am

    The member 'Arro' has done the following action : Dice Rolls

    #1 'Coin Flip' :


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    #2 'Attack/Heal (1-5)' : 2, 5, 1

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    #3 'Stun/Duration' : 2

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    #4 'Attack/Heal (1-5)' : 2

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:32 am

    Oop. Theeeeeeeeere's the fire.

    Knew it. Totally knew it. As if his first encounter with flames up close wasn't bad enough, now he had to fight someone who could breathe it with ease. Beautiful. That seemed to be his luck here, wasn't it? Flames weren't ideal, but... thinking about it, at least it wasn't a sun beam or something of that nature. Fire was bright, but it wasn't something that bothered him--even though it burned really bad. Audible hissing was heard as Zs'Skayr tried to relieve himself of being on fire, but instead, was greeted by Arro in a not-so-friendly way.

    Already he was getting kicked pretty hard, and the talons Arro had proved to be even more painful than fire as it hooked itself into his chest. At this point, Zs'Skayr was thinking that, perhaps, this wasn't going to be as easy as he was hoping. The eye that the talon covered closed, and, unable to use the scythe momentarily, the alien needed to break from from this grip. Tendrils forced themselves out from the black lining, with one curving around the talon in an attempt to remove it from his chest. The other slid and attempted to grip Arro's maw, squeezing as a snake would to crush whatever they had within their coils.




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    Suffering 2 damage for the next 2 turns!

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    --Black and grey tentacles. From within the confines of Zs'Skayr's body hides some eldtrich worthy horror--tentacles, and many of them--that can be unleashed and used to break things with ease, such as bones and metal. They have a long range and can stretch up to amazing length.
    Specifics: 2d/1c ; only three per turn
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:32 am

    The member 'Zs'Skayr' has done the following action : Dice Rolls

    #1 'Attack/Heal (31-35)' : 35, 10, 11, 3

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Arro on Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:07 am

    As his aquiline head sped over the cloaked form, his wing pushing his opponent's body to the glassy sand, the eye below his thumb winced shut and something slithered within the cloth beneath. Arro jerked his head back with a zealous hiss. So that was it. Something was up his sleeves after all. Quite a few sinuous and dexterous somethings.

    One fumbled for his wing and attempted constrict the strong bone, the other lunged for his face like a cobra. His head bucked and bared teeth were clamped shut as the tendrils enveloped and muzzled him. He seethed with flaring nostrils and reared up, flinging his head high into the air, pulling Sz'Skayr along for the ride. He whipped his long thick neck and snapped it earthward, hoping to slam his foe into the fractured glass and free himself of his restraints. Then successful or not, spun like a razor edged top to swing his prodigious tail into his handler.

    Hissing aside, he was beginning to enjoy this. Things were becoming interesting. It was when he was silent that he truly meant to kill someone. As for the fire, nothing personal, it comes with the territory.
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    Specifics: +1 die to basic attacks
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:07 am

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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:41 am

    A small cackle was heard before Arro decided to hop up and fly, Zs'Skayr still attached and clinging almost to the drai. This wasn't exactly what he had in mind to nearly ride Arro like a bronco in a rodeo, but it happened! Considering he wasn't thrown across the now glassed sands, that is. It would take a little bit more to get the alien's talons to release their grip! At this point, it would've been time to make a smart-ass remark, as Zs'Skayr usually would to an opponent, when the attempt failed, but before he could even hiss out a single word-
    TWACK!

    Arro's tail gave a nice blow to the alien's face (mostly his side, but also his face) and caused him to let go as he hissed loudly and irritably. For a moment, he was dazed and gave a clueless look, but it was not regarding the attack, as he soon confirmed he still had the scythe within his grip. Holding it firmly and giving the dragon a quick glare, a head on slashing was what Arro could see, but the Ectonurite faded out into nothing. A sneak attack, as he reappeared behind him and gave a good slashing with his scythe.




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    ACTION: Scythe attack upon Arro's back
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    Re: Is This Open Enough?

    Post by System on Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:41 am

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