Oddestsey V: The Seven Lords

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Post by Alexjh » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:02 am

The chamber has sat untouched for centuries, with nothing but disturb it but the scurrying of geckos and spider-gnomes over the cool polished walls. A slight pulsing of concentric rings of light ascending it's vast chimney like structure all that would tip off an observer that there had even been purpose to this place at all.

But things change, and somewhere off in the gloom, the sound of a half-rusted lever being pulled sends the geckos and spider-gnomes rushing to the nooks and crannies they call their homes. The pulsing light rings grow brighter and flow in waves up the tower and the colours shift from a dull orange to brilliant white. The rippling light reaches such speeds that it lends the entire chamber something of the essence of a zoescope with each rapid flash seemingly illuminating only slight movements.

And then... a tick like a metronome but a thousand times louder....

TICK
A being composed entirely of light plummets from the ceiling before steadying itself to drift in the air confusedly. Around it showers a few small objects; a yellow silk umbrella, a set of chess pieces made of marzipan, and a small golden ring with the image of a prarie-dog inlaid into it in enamel with a whiff of magic to it.

TICK
A man of human appearance in a brown coat and jeans plummets from the ceiling

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Post by Alexjh » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:02 am

As eyes adjust to the doorway, two beings come into focus and you realise you can hear the chanting of a vast crowd coming from through that door. One can best be described as a Wereflamingo, the other is probably a woman but the best part of 10ft tall and covered in armour that was probably invented in a Jack Kirby fever dream and carrying some huge electrified rod that looks like it was designed as a cattle prod for glaciers. She smirks, possibly hoping one of you will try something.

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Post by The Monsterworks » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:34 am

The being does not know what it is or where it is. It knows nothing, though faint ideas float through its head. It only knows what it wants to, or maybe needs to do. It reaches out to take thoughts from the one speaking, but pulls back at the last moment. It decides to copy what it needs instead. It starts to pull concepts and ideas from others. It learns what numbers are, and people, and language, and time. It finds that these concepts vary. It understands that objects fell down with it that might be of value and that it may want to pick something up, but first, it turns to face the one that came in after it and reaches out again to copy its size. It turns back to the pink, birdlike man who was speaking and reaches out to copy his understanding of the situation.
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Post by Alexjh » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>The Monsterworks</dt><dd>Jan 13 2018, 08:34 AM</dd></dl><div>The being does not know what it is or where it is. It knows nothing, though faint ideas float through its head. It only knows what it wants to, or maybe needs to do. It reaches out to take thoughts from the one speaking, but pulls back at the last moment. It decides to copy what it needs instead. It starts to pull concepts and ideas from others. It learns what numbers are, and people, and language, and time. It finds that these concepts vary. It understands that objects fell down with it that might be of value and that it may want to pick something up, but first, it turns to face the one that came in after it and reaches out again to copy its size. It turns back to the pink, birdlike man who was speaking and reaches out to copy his understanding of the situation.[/quote]The memories flow to the surface in an instant - they have obviously been weighing on Dirk's mind -

Essentially the City has had to have large scale evacuations - after being inactive since the disappearance of it's former owner (one "Lord Doomforall") the huge floating castle that hovers above the City has activated and started some kind of death-tournament between seven beings whose conflict has been smashing the city apart. Apparently, this device you were summoned in was constructed to summon "arbiters" to hasten the process along which is presumably you lot.

You also gain a huge craving for his Grandma's home made brine-shrimp sundae.

As you try to drain power from Durg, you don't quite get the size aspect, but do manage to increase your muscle size and density substantially - your muscles increase in size and density to the point where you are approximately three times as strong as an average human.
Durg, being a vast and very strong being, doesn't notice the difference it would seem.
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Post by Madman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 am

DURG IS COUNT HIS SHINIES AND HAPPY. LIFE IS GOOD. THEN DURG FALLING. DURG LANDS LIKE BEST FIGHTER HE IS.

IS THIS NEW GAME? DURG THINK. NEW FIGHT? DURG READY. HE STAND BIG AND TALL. LOOK AROUND. THESE PEOPLE STRANGE. A PINK BIRD MAN START TALK. DURG LISTEN. DURG GET BORED. HE LOOK AT BIG WOMAN BESIDE BIRD MAN. SHE IS FIGHTER. DURG WANT HER CLUB. DURG HAS NO CLUB. DURG NEED CLUB. HE GET BAG OF SHINIES AND SEXY ROBOT. OK. HOW TO GO?

BIRD MAN STILL TALK: "...we need you people to kill six people for us." DURG HEAR WORD 'KILL'. DURG LIKE WORD. DURG CARE AGAIN. BIRD MAN TALK BIG WORDS. DURG NO UNSTAND. DURG WANT WORDS. DURG ANGRY. <small>"Durg want words,"</small> DURG SAY IN LITTLE, PISSED OFF VOICE. GREY MAN THING LOOK AT DURG. HE WEAK. DURG NO CARE.

BIRD MAN SHOW THEM DOOR. DURG HEAR CHEERS. WANT OUT BUT NO HAVE WEAPON. BAD IF FAMOUS FIGHTER HAVE NO WEAPON. HE LOOKS AT BIG WOMAN. "DURG NEED WEAPON," HE SAY. BIG WOMAN LOOK IN WOMAN-BAG IN ARMOUR AND TAKE OUT LITTLE KNIFE. DURG KNOW THIS MESSAGE. SHE SAY TO HIM (NOT REALLY SAY, BUT LIKE SAY) 'YOU SO GREAT FIGHTER YOU NOT NEED LARGE WEAPON. I SCARED OF DURG. HE WITH BIG WEAPON BREAK ME EASY.'

DURG HAPPY NOW. HE NOD. PLAY WITH KNIFE FOR FUN. STEP OUT DOOR. SEE CROWD. HEAR CHEERS MORE. STRANGE PEOPLE, BUT OK. DURG LIKE THIS NOW. HE KILL SIX PEOPLE. MUCH PEOPLE CHEER. GET SHINIES. GO HOME. SEX WOMANS. GOOD DAY&#33;
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Post by NFX » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:13 am

Mira had to be thankful they weren't travelling at full speed when they......arrived, would be the best way of putting it. The room steadily filled up with others who had arrived by similar means, Mira assumed, along with some scattered objects of varying usefulness. Mira was just as confused as most of the others in the room seemed to be, but did stand out being what was basically a glowing orb of light. Most sentient creatures seemed to be wary of differences far smaller than that, so Mira steadily morphed into the form of a tall, slender - yet still glowing - woman.

The group was interrupted by two new arrivals, the doorway raising to allow them entry, while at the same time sunlight fell into the dingy room, Mira instantly starting to feel rejuvenated. When the explanation was over, her gaze extended past the doorway, past the gathered crowd, and into the cityscape of makeshift shelters. Towering ruins. Carnage.

"...my word..."
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Post by The Monsterworks » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:19 am

The Being feels new strength flood through its...it hasn't learned that word. It casts around some more... blood or veins, perhaps? The concepts seem linked. It has muscles. This is a step in the right direction. It feels as if it may have had muscles before, in the time before its current time, but it can't be sure. Was there even a time before this? Certainly for the world, but perhaps not for itself. It is unsure.

In any case, The Being now has a much fuller grasp of the urgency of the situation and the plight of these people. Remembering to pick up the book and the...coloured pants, it hurries to the doorway to put on the show that the mayor needs from it. It's also craving a cold food that it doesn't know the name of, mixed with a tiny pink creature and it feels fondness towards an old woman of the same species as the pink bird man. This is definitely his fault.
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Post by NWOWWE » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:04 am

Richfield hissed with annoyance as he shook off the rough impact. It was probably the most unpleasant wake-up call he had had in living memory. He quickly became aware of several more regular CLICK sounds accompanied by other figures making unpleasant arrivals. As he took in the other new arrivals he heard the tinkle of a small object falling near his head.

A monocle? How strange.

Beside lay something more unusual yet. It was a small figure that vaguely resembled the bipeds that had arrived, but a closer examination showed it seemed to conceal a knife.

His thoughts were quickly interrupted by the clanging of a door opening and the toneless roar of a large crowd somewhere beyond it. One was a large armored biped and was a strange pink creature Richfield couldn't quite figure out. Richfield listened to what the armored one had to say and immediately his mind went to work trying to piece any clues together, but it was no use at the moment. They were being annoyingly vague. A gaze out the doorway was slightly more helpful. It was enough to confirm the fact that he was no longer on his home planet at any rate. Certainly this was not going to be the day of leisure he had been counting on. He looked around at the other arrivals again.

This was quite the unusual group to pull together for contracted murder. More than few of them certainly looked well suited for such a task, but would no doubt have no sense of subtly about it. But in any case there was no immediate cause to dislike any of them. He decided to make a quick introduction of himself and see what he could gleam of their personalities from their initial reaction.

"Hello. My name is Dr. Richfield. We've all just had a lot to take in, in a very short amount of time. If anyone is hurt, or suspects they might be, I'd be more than happy to do what I can to help."
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Post by Madman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:23 am

DURG HEAR DINOSAUR MAN SAY SOMETHING OVER CHEERS. DINOSAUR MAN TALK BIG WORDS. DURG NO UNSTAND. DURG WANT WORDS. HE KNOW 'HURT'. HE KNOW 'HELP'. HMMM... DURG THINK HARD. AH HAH&#33; DINOSAUR MAN IS DOCTOR&#33; GOOD. DURG LIKE DOCTOR. DOCTOR FIX PEOPLE DURG BREAK. <small><small>SOMETIMES FIX DURG.</small></small>

"HELLO DOCTOR&#33; I AM DURG. MEET YOU MAKE ME HAPPY." DURG MAKE WORDS GOOD. SOUND SMART THAT TIME. DURG OPEN HAND (NO KNIFE HAND). DURG PUT HAND NEAR DOCTOR. WAIT FOR GRAB HAND.
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Post by NWOWWE » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:39 am

This is a fantastic start. Richfield thought dryly. This creature may in fact have been the dumbest he had ever come across that was capable of speech, and probably less intelligent than many things he had encountered that were incapable of talking for that matter.

The thing that called itself Durg extended it's enormous hand at Richfield who gazed quizzically at it. Was this the giant's way of indicating that something was wrong with it? Richfield extended his own front leg to examine the giants hand closer.
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Post by PyroTechnica » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:00 pm

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Post by attackfrog » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:50 pm

Still a bit spooked from the sudden manner of his arrival, Adaman quickly pats his shoulders and side to reassure himself that his backpack and blaster are still with him. With that question answered, he begins to study the small crowd of strange beings filling the room until he is quickly distracted by the objects at his feet. A book? He can read, but has never enjoyed it much, and doesn't think he'd learn much from one with a misspelled title. The sachets are much more interesting, and the throbbing red object even more so. He closely peers over each before tossing them all in his bag [assuming he has it.]

Adaman's attention returns to the room. A pink feathered man and some sort of armored giant are now standing in the doorway. As the man begins to speak, Adaman is again distracted by what appears to be a robotic glass pelican sitting next to the bear. He walks over to it and peers at the wiring inside, trying to guess at its function and purpose. He's only brought back to where he is when he realizes he just heard the words "...need you people to kill six people for us."

Though he's had to defend himself before, Adaman has no wish to become an assassin. He frowns as he listens to the rest, scratching himself idly as he does so. But as he looks out the door, seeing the huge variety of beings out there and the crumbling ruins they inhabit, he thinks about all the gadgets and technologies they must have. This might be his best adventure yet, if he can make it through unscathed. He'll follow along for now, at least... not that they seem to be giving anybody in the room much of a choice. At least it will get him out of this confined space with the putrid-smelling duck. He walks out the door with the others, his hand nervously fiddling with the butt of his blaster [assuming, again, that he has it.]
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Post by Madman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:09 pm

DINOSAUR MAN GRAB HAND SO GENTLE. DURG NO UNSTAND. PEOPLE WHO GIVE SHINIES SAY SHAKE HAND LIKE HARD BUT NOT 'BREAK' HARD. DINOSAUR MAN LOOK STRONK. MAYBE NOT STRONK. WEAK HAND HOLD LIKE LITTLE SPACE LIZARD GIRL. DURG TRY SMILE. WAIT FOR SHAKE HAND END. DURG PRACTICE PATIENT. DINOSAUR MAN KEEP TOUCH HAND. DURG START GET ANGRY. DURG ROAR AND SHAKE KNIFE OVER HEAD. MUCH PEOPLE CAN SEE. DURG LOOK STRONK FOR THEM. DINOSAUR MAN LOOK WEAK. DURG FEEL LITTLE BAD FOR DINOSAUR MAN. NOT KNOW SHAKE HAND. STUPID. VERY STUPID.
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Post by NWOWWE » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:16 pm

"Urgh" Richfield groaned. So the giant clearly didn't seem to be injured, and now was clearly angry. He withdrew his leg quickly stamping it hard on the floor a few times to try and bring the feeling back into it.

"I suppose you are okay then." Richfield said, looking up into the giants face. He then turned to the rest of the crowd.

"Anyone else?"
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Post by NFX » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:20 pm

The light creature stepped forward with a nod. "Mira," she told those still gathered. One of the group appeared quite eager to leave, abruptly disappearing and reappearing in the doorway, before simply walking off. "I'm an interstellar traveller. I've seen battlefields before, but..." She gave another, more cautious glance toward the doorway. "I've a feeling this is something different."
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