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Author Topic: Enter Sandman (Emeraldknight)  (Read 42 times)

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Offline Eckhart_Von_Musel

Enter Sandman (Emeraldknight)
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:00:59 PM »
Wallace ducked as he ran, rock barely missing him by inches. The sound of the mob behind him was one he had grown all too accustomed to as of late- this was the third time this month he'd been run out of the village he'd been staying at. Gripping his stave tightly, Wallace ducked into an alley. "Gotta get out of here," he thought numbly as the mob dispersed, presumably to try and cut him off at the other end. "Gotta get out of here, Mayor Appletooth will have my head if don't."

What had Wallace done wrong? He only wanted to help the mayor rebuild the town hall, what was wrong with that? He even told Mayor Appletooth not to freak out before he created the zombies! I mean sure, the mayor didn't know Wallace was a necromancer before hiring him, but that's no reason to call him a freak! And how was Wallace supposed to know that one of the bodies he resurrected was the mayor's great-grandmother? He had tried to calm things down by explaining that a body is nothing more then the shell a soul inhabits, and that it wasn't really Granny Beatrice, but Mr. Appletooth would have none of it. And then Wallace had given him his name, and Appletooth realized whose son he must be...

Reaching the end of the alley, Wallace sighed in relief. His pursuers hadn't gotten there in time to cut him off it would seem, giving him a chance to escape! Rushing out of the alleyway, Wallace turned to the right...

And immediately slammed face first into somebody. 

Offline emeraldknight

Re: Enter Sandman (Emeraldknight)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 05:37:16 PM »
"Argh!". The man cried out as he fell to the ground, cold stone grazing his behind. As Blood Diamond got up, he glanced up at the oddity before him, instinctively grimacing a little at the ugly complexion before him.
"So you're the necromancer everyone's been talking about!"
Just barely four days ago, the wanderer who called himself Blood Diamond had arrived in a small village in the north of Serendipity. Recently, Blood Diamond had been in combat against some outlaws, and after finding himself in a sticky situation after throwing his sword right at their leader (In an attempt to make a grandiose entrance onto the scene) he decided that maybe he should learn how to magically draw his sword back into his hand. Unfortunately, after a week of trying, there hadn't been any progress made. And so, he sought out a mage to teach him, and what better place to find one, than Serendipity? Unfortunately, this was not quite the mage he intended to run into. Blood Diamond grabbed the talk of the town by the arm and drew his sword with his free hand, just as the crowd of townspeople stopped to gaze upon the unusual sight. It seemed the terrible necromancer had been caught, but by who? He certainly didn't look from around town, and his clothing was quite spectacular, seeming to catch every stray beam of light and reflect it back unto them. The less-hated of these two men spoke with a great sense of theatricality in his voice, and a bright gleam in his eye:

"Villain, I am not without honor! take this chance to prove your worth... In a fair duel!"

Offline Eckhart_Von_Musel

Re: Enter Sandman (Emeraldknight)
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 07:55:06 AM »
"Gah!" Wallace gasped as he fell over. Looking up, he saw he had run into some sort of... mercenary? He was wearing a strange set of armor, and the necromancer briefly wondered what kind of protection a suit with holes in it could feasibly offer. He had a sword strapped to his back as well, but it seemed paper thin- as if it'd break of it so much as brushed against another blade.

Before Wallace could offer an apology, the gaudily dressed man grabbed him by the arm, dragging him before the crowd he'd been fleeing from. "Wait! Stop!" the necromancer protested, but it got him nowhere- the man had challenged him to a dual. The angry mob cheered excitedly, and Wallace whimpered timidly as he was thrust to his feet. 

"Crap!" he thought, shaking with fear. "How do I get out of this?"

Wallace clutched his stave tightly to his chest. "B-but..." he stammered nervously. "I d-don't have a weapon..."

Offline emeraldknight

Re: Enter Sandman (Emeraldknight)
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 10:48:50 PM »
Blood Diamond had challenged the foul necromancer to single combat in order to excite the crowd, and to show them that he could defeat any opponent. Of course, considering the town's reaction to this grotesque young man and his villainy, Diamond expected a fair amount of resistance. And thus, he was shocked when the man stammered out that he, in fact, had no weapon. No weapon!? He had challenged the vicious necromancer to a duel, and now he said he had no weapon? The mob of townsfolk looked on curiously as the man in shining red pointed his index finger at his opponent's stave, proclaiming loudly that it certainly looked like a weapon. "There will be no excuses! Either nobly stand your ground, or admit defeat at the hands of the vigilante hero, Blood Diamond!" He then paused, gazing out over the crowd, disappointed at the lack of rabid cheering and applause. Discouraged, he continued nonetheless: "No matter what, the result shall be the same. But at least let the people you have wronged witness the power of a hero".

With that, Diamond held his sword up high, making sure to face the flat of the blade towards the light of the setting sun, so as to help the carefully-polished blade catch all of the incoming light and fling it back into the eyes of everyone near. "Finally", he thought to himself, "Finally, I will receive the favor of a village, finally they will realize that I am the hero the people need and deserve!" Gazing out at the awed faces of the crowd after seeing such a show of light filled the hero with a renewed sense of vigor, and with that he decided to truly make "The Day Blood Diamond Came To Town" truly a legend people would speak of forever.

With a sense of great pride, he swung his sword through the air, not at the necromancer he had challenged, but at the mild wind blowing in from the east. With this, even more light danced around the gleaming sword, blinding the villagers once again (Though even if they could see this dramatic dance, they no doubt would have been confused as to why the one they had been hunting was not yet dead, or otherwise incapacitated). As his blade cut through the air, Blood Diamond used larger, more sweeping strikes, despite being just meters away from the wall of an old tavern. With one last effort to gift hope to the hearts of the pure, and fear to those of the evil, he raised his prized sword above his head, it's silhouette cleaving the image of the sun in two, and swung down. "Have at thee!"