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[Event]Market Dragon (Open)

Post by lowlaville » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:18 am

She, had her entire figure perched on top of a tree, using its various branches as footing to prevent her from falling down. Her normally dark blue scales seemed green now, with patterns of yellow here and there. Her skin had blended in with the leaves of the tree so that it would be harder for someone to detect her while flying above. Normally, she employed this back in her homeland where she wasn't the biggest and meanest around. She was fairly weak, to be quite honest. Most of the biggest and baddest of her kind knew magic and possessed the ability to change forms. She was quite different from them. Lire had no such talents. She was a mere gift to Lydia, given out as an eggling. She was to serve as a pet, and not a warrior or a protector to her royal megesty. Lire would forever be condemned to a life of roaming around with the princess with the most fun thing being the privilege of flying around with Lydia on her back.

Lire didn't understand the reasoning behind it. It was rather odd to be frank. All the Winged had wings on their backs, just like Dragons. Why was it then that her king had traded Lire out for slavery to the Winged Consulate? And why did she have to take Lydia around on her back despite she being capable of flight herself? Lire wanted the answer to these questions, but, as a slave, she had no say in what her life meant to Lydia or the Winged Consulate. What mattered was her loyalty and the role she played in the assurance of mutual benefit. On the one hand it was a very good thing for Lire. Most of the smallest of Dragons usually fell prey to the larger ones, but she had an automatic change to grow big and strong, and she aspired to become one day, a formidable Dragon that could shake entire continents with her might.

Reality though was a harsh thing. Lire was doomed to slavery, but at the very least, her mistress was on the path of world dominance. She wanted a Kingdom for herself, and after being expelled from her own, Azuria was in her sights. That gave Lire a very handsome opportunity to go on a rampage. She'd never had human flesh before, but she heard it was a delicacy. Her mistress Lydia Graveborn provided her with this chance to fulfill her desires. "Go on a rampage in Azuria, and make me proud," Lydia had said, as they were perched down by a tree in the woods a few miles away.

Well time to shine! The Dragon raised its head up from the treeline, and as she slowly raised both her wings and spread them for flight, colour started returning to her scales. A dark blue hue replaced the green, as a mighty few flaps later, she was airborn. It was beautiful day, the sun shone bright on her back and she could turn her head around and see everything for a few miles around. Azuria was a city state, with most of what was not the city being farming or other odd communities jotted here and there. Lire rose higher and higher, until her shadow on the ground was but a dot, and if anyone decided to look up, they'd just see a black silhouette that resembled a bird. It wouldn't be until she came down a long way that they'd recognize it was a dragon.

She loved the sensation, the wind brushing against her face. A protective membrane around her eyes prevented any sort of damage she might suffer at these altitudes as she broke through clouds in her way towards the capital. Didn't take her more than a minute, she was practically right on top of the city. The style of entrance Lire chose was somewhat dramatic. She, closed her wings and decided to free fall. It was exciting as her entire body came crashing towards the city, gathering momentum by the second, until a minute later, she was about a thousand feet from the city. Lire opened her wings to try and slow down. It did slow her down, but she'd still crashed into the market and destroyed a few stalls along the way, and crushed a few under the weight of her body.

Her roar rang out, loud and clear, meant to attract attention. A row of ember flame was shot down the street as she scrambled into her feet, standing at 10 feet tall, bigger, yes, but not big enough. Her tail picked up an unconscious man who was bleeding a lot from cuts to his head and the side of his chest. Her prehensile tail brought the man up front, so that she could take a bite out of him, not clean, after which she threw the corpse aside. There'd be plenty of time to plunder. Right now? Right now, she was going to go on a rampage. Pieces of the man's flesh and chunks of his face fell from her mouth as Lire let out another thunderous roar.

Meanwhile,

Lydia had more than a few reasons to hide, even if she was not responsible for the Dragon attack that was about to happen. She smiled at the guard at the gates into the city, as she put on her hood again. She was a fugitive to a Kingdom, a survivor, but a fugitive nonetheless. Back where she came from, her picture was on every village house, every wall and every tree in the Kingdom. Wasn't enough that they killed her parents, they wanted to kill her too. So of course she lied. Didn't want to get caught with her real identity, which, if you think about it, even if they do bring her in for questioning later, Lydia can say why she lied about who she was, and if they wanted to take her back to her own kingdom? Well they were sending her off to her death.

An odd grin appeared on her face as she heard Lire's roar. "W-What was that!" She shrieked as she stumbled to the side of the street against the wall. It wasn't just her. Nearly everyone and the guards looked spooked. Off in the direction of the market, Lydia saw smoke rising up, sign that her dragon was at work.


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- A very low level RP, so human-street tier participants
- If you come looking for Lydia without talking to me OOC, you will be ignored.
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Re: [Event]Market Dragon (Open)

Post by DaTurtle » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:05 pm

Zaxorie whistled a cheerful tune as she strode through the city streets, she had only just finished making a deal with Aelirenn and was heading back to the Torren. She debated getting lunch but decided against it since she was feeling conscience about her weight and she knew she'd be fitted for an outfit soon.

As she thought to herself she heard some cries and shouting, before she could investigate the ground shook violently causing her to trip. She grabbed on to a wagon that was on the side of the road and steadied herself. The cries for help grew louder and she saw smoke billowing from the street over. She climbed over the top of the cart and hoisted herself to the rooftop of the building. She peered down to the street two stories below her. What she saw killed any appetite she had. Bodies were littered on the ground as a dragon tore through the crowd like a veil of meat.

She was the first responder and needed to act quickly.

She gritted her teeth and slung her guitar around to her front and quickly tuned a few nobs, this performance would be a bit off key but hopefully no one would noticed.

A wall of lighting crashed in front of the dragon and cuased a loud boom hopefully distracting the beast. "Hey you glorified newt!" She yelled magically amplifying her voice. "I'm Zaxorie The Relentless, prepare to be made into a necklace!" She taunted as sparks of lighting began flickering on her finger tips and into the frets. She began strumming and summoned a large lightning minion, it ressembled a seven foot tall humanoid but made entirely out of lighting bolts.

She strummed frantically and skipped over the first few verses.

"We will break through with
Thunder and fire
Realising an unholy
Hellborn, desire
We are out of control
To conquer this world!"

The minion jumped in front of the dragon and began shooting arcs of arcane lighting at the monster. Bolts erupted from it's hands rhythmically to the beat of the song as Zaxorie continued to strum along the rooftop behind her minion.
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Re: [Event]Market Dragon (Open)

Post by Shinigami » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:59 am

It was business as usual for the guards patrolling the market. Just another day of watching for pickpockets and other petty thieves, even if they hadn't spotted any all day. Of course, none of them could really complain. At least days like this were generally pretty easy. Nearby, a bored sergeant leans against a wagon stall, watching a trade between the vendor and some haggard woman. Once they finally agree upon a price, he looks up into the sky and spots a bird flying above. Only... It was getting bigger. Much bigger. Okay, that is not a bird!

Panicked, he dives to the side right before the creature hits the ground. He feels the earth rumble beneath him, and looks up to see a a horrifying scene. Crushed and burning stalls, damaged buildings, several dead and injured citizens and a bellowing... dragon?! He scrambles to his feet and cups his hands around his mouth, inhaling deeply.

"GUARDS! TO ARMS! TO ARMS! A DRAGON HAS BESIEGED THE MARKET! TO ARMS!"

Now as the others were scrabbling to take arms and relay his message, he turns to see the enemy, drawing his mace and shield as he does. Ten feet tall... Not fully grown, but still very dangerous. Help would be coming soon. He just had to hold out long enough. And just then, lightning strikes the ground in front of it...

Now what?
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Re: [Event]Market Dragon (Open)

Post by illirica » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:25 pm

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Smoke, on the horizon.

Any market's gonna have a bit of that. Give a man a fish, he'll find a way to set it on fire. Get enough men together and they'll set the world alight. This smoke's different, though. Ain't man-made, for a start.

My girl's wondering how I know that, pretending she isn't. She's mostly just watching the horizon, watching the smoke in the marketplace. We close in, doesn't take too long. First glimpse is a surprise.

Yeah, that's a dragon.

Second glimpse is a shock. Lightning breaks through the smoke in a wall, forms itself into an avatar. There's a girl there, with a voice to match the thunder. Neat trick, and I'm wondering if Spark can pull that sort of thing off. Last thing she wants to do, though, is fight a dragon.

Sometimes my girl's not much fun.

A man calls for the guards - guess someone around here has some sense after all. Not real sure if the guards are trained in rampaging dragon, but in a place like this, they might as well be. Handled that golem thing just fine, the day we got here. How long ago was that? Seems like an eternity. Probably not all that long, though.

Time's funny, like that.
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It was the start of a story, the kind that got made into ballads. Ariana liked ballads... but she preferred to be the one singing them, rather than their subject. Too many of those subjects met horrible, messy ends, for one. Sometimes she wondered if that was how she was going to end up. She didn't really want that. A little house, maybe. By the seashore. Somewhere to sing her songs. That would be nice.

Of course, by the time she had managed to figure out what she wanted, she'd had the trouble of picking up the blade. And... well, it had its own desires. Mostly, it seemed to want to turn her into some sort of adventuring heroine. She could feel its pull even now, urging her towards the conflict. She resisted, briefly, but the tingle in her hands warned her that maybe resistance wasn't in her best interests right now.

She could have dropped the sword, of course, but it would just come back. It always did. She supposed they were partners. Most of the time, that was a good thing. It was just... well. A dragon was kind of a tall ask.
Ain't a particularly tall dragon, Spark.
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Ariana sighed, and moved in towards the dragon. She supposed she was having an adventure, after all. The girl with the lightning was singing, or trying to. Some sort of heavy caterwauling that set Ariana's nerves on edge. Still, she could pick apart the melody, and find the beats. She took a moment, then pulled up a harmonic line to hum along - not as intense, but soft, smooth, and slow.

Of course, she had no idea if her slowing effect worked on dragons, but it was at least worth a try. The blade balanced in her hands, eager for action.

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Re: [Event]Market Dragon (Open)

Post by Trooper FN-86 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:18 am

Having little luck locating something to increase Zaxorie's magic Varian was now aimlessly wondering through the crowded market streete on his way back to the Torren. He had plenty of other things to look for in the market, and so long as he found something he wanted he'd consider the day productive. He was looking over a random assortment of wares when roars and screams began to echo throughout the market. Soon after the ground violently shook and crowds of people began running away from something.

Curious to a fault the changling drew his rapier and approached the chaos so many others were running away from, and soon saw they had good reason. A dragon was rampaging through the market streets. Bodies and fires were everywhere, along with others brave or foolish enough to challenge a dragon. One of which was his tiefling performer apparently summoning some kind of lightning warrior

"Zaxorie....always full of surprises." He said to himself as he looked over the others gathering around the beast and tried to decide what to do. His blade would do little against the dragons scaled hide, but there were other ways to help. Plenty of dying and trapped people who needed to be moved before things got worse, so that's what he'd do.

Taking advantage of the chaos the changling swiftly hid and altered his form to that of a human guard. People trust the guard more than strangers to help them in difficult situations, hopefully this form would save some time and lives. The newly human Varian then quickly moved in while the dragon was llooking at the lightning creature and began to help a burned man up and away from immediate danger.
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Post by lowlaville » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:48 am

She was having fun, ripping open human gut, letting their entrails and gut flow out in rivers of blood, and lighting up whatever remained in a hot blaze. Lire was practically having the time of her life, it was just a shame that she couldn't take the time to savor it, the flesh and bones of the humans. Even she realized she didn't have that much time before people, responders, arrived at the scene. One of them cast lightning at her. It came as a brief shock, of course, when the wall of lightning erupted in front of her, momentarily bringing her to a halt. Lightning in a dragon's life was never uncommon. Lire remembered laying sprawled on the ground with her face to the skies, watching the big, mean bastard lizards soar through lightning filled skies, their bodies arcing with blue lightning unceasingly.

Dragons were born resistant to fire, and lightning was also a catalyst was immense heat. And while the light was a nuisance, it didn't really bother Lire all that much.

wrote: A wall of lighting crashed in front of the dragon and cuased a loud boom hopefully distracting the beast. "Hey you glorified newt!" She yelled magically amplifying her voice. "I'm Zaxorie The Relentless, prepare to be made into a necklace!"


Lire understood human tongue even if she didn't speak it. Yeah, the humans were really nasty beings like that, calling you names where it amused them. Lire replied, a roar directed at the woman on the roof, a sign that she heard her, just as a 7 feet tall thing materialized, made entirely out of lightning. For the moment, she completely ignored the thing and it's lightning. Her full figure placed firmly on the ground made her act like a Lightning Rod. The lightning sizzled across her frame, lighting and turning her a mild green from all the heat, and smoke started rising up from her, but most of the lightning was diverted to the ground. Lire fired a torrent of red hot flames at Zaxorie.

And as she backed away from that lightning being thing, whatever it was, her tail bashed against the guard sergeant, hopefully crushing his shield and face in the process. And then lire heard someone hum, sing in a harmonious tune, not the garbage Zaxorie was singing, but something with a softer side to it, serene, beautiful, a melody of the moon, it made her remember the old days, the happiness of being with Lydia when she was younger. They used to play a lot, and honestly Lydia was much happier back then.

The Dragon's focus diluted as she heard the music, it was...confusion, almost.
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Post by Nestvura » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:51 am

Lucian had been many things, a bastard, a mercenary, a spymaster, a lord, a monster, yet there was something that would never change about the man. He always was, and always would be an opportunist. So when opportunity came in the form of a woman armed with a dragon and a desire for the crown, well, he'd be a fool not to let it in. Or more accurately, to introduce himself.

So his Loyalist had been tasked, and as usual, they had not disappointed. His men were spread much farther than the confines of Azuria, so it wasn't long before they got back to him with a name, Lydia. Depending on where you were, you couldn't go ten feet without seeing her name. Fugitive noble, there was some history there, but that wasn't what he was interested in. It didn't take a genius to figure out what someone who was denied their birthright and moving towards a large kingdom with a dragon in tow might do. If there was one thing Lucian knew, however, it was that he needed to be on ground zero when it happened. He'd spent a lot of time as a spymaster, and he knew quite well that the world was built on connections, so it was time to make some.

When the dragon finally did appear he scatted his men. Looking for someone who matched the description of Lydia, someone who they eventually spotted. Closer to the action then he might have guessed, however that was fine by him. So as the information was relayed to him, he left his safe house to meet with the person of interest.

As he arrived in the marketplace he saw the district descending into chaos. His Loyalist directed him to Lydia before he dismissed all those who he'd stationed to watch her. This was a conversation he intended to have in private, besides most didn't enjoy the presence of assassins and spies. He was armed of course, yet not with his large two-hander, instead, it was with a simple arming sword at his hip and a dagger in his cloak. A simple precaution, for all he knew the woman was some raving loon. It never hurt to be prepared in case the discussions when... sour.

He spoke in a calm and passive tone as he positioned himself next to the woman, intentionally looking at the dragon instead of her. "Would you look at all that destruction. Such a shame... Imagine if someone was able to harness a creature like that, might be able to actually cause some change. What do you think... Lydia?"

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Re: [Event]Market Dragon (Open)

Post by Shinigami » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:03 am

It wasn't too long after the sergeant was sent crashing into a nearby building that reinforcements came rushing around the corner. In moments, they were joining the fray and bolstering the defense efforts. Two soldiers rush the lizard's chest as they enter the battle, their spears lowered and their shields raised, clearly planning to run it through. Eight more surround it, providing backup to those brave enough to fight, while an eleventh barks orders to even more doing extraction and crowd control. Three archers appear on top of the buildings to either side of the attack site, drawing arrows from their quivers and readying their bows. It was clear that the guard meant business here.

The guard giving orders sets his sights on Varian and calls out to him. His voice was hoarse from shouting, but it was clear he was directing him to take the man to a nearby safe area and come back for more. A private runs over to help him carry the man. He brushes his messy black hair out of his face and looks over at him.

"We're taking the injured to the barracks," he says. "The captain sent for healers. They should be arriving soon."
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Re: [Event]Market Dragon (Open)

Post by lowlaville » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:00 am

Lydia wished to see it with her own eyes, the reign of terror that her dragon Lire brought. She heard screams, people running and smoke that rose up in columns. Her heart raced and she felt excited by it. The Market was a long distance from the city gates and it took Lydia some stops and running to reach her destination. She..crept behind a wall to peek at the action as lightning struck in front of Lire. Don't die! She cried out in her heart. She didn't own any other Dragon and it would be kind of bad if she lost her only Dragon.
wrote:He spoke in a calm and passive tone as he positioned himself next to the woman, intentionally looking at the dragon instead of her. "Would you look at all that destruction. Such a shame... Imagine if someone was able to harness a creature like that, might be able to actually cause some change. What do you think... Lydia?"


The unknown man's words were at first a confirmation of the feelings she was feeling. Change is exactly what she wanted. Since arriving, Lydia had done some...evasdropping and questions from the local folk in Outland area, and from what she could gather, the ruler of current Azuria was a woman by the name of Gielban who rose to power in the wake of a dead father and crippled brother. Yes. Lydia was royal and she wasn't exactly surprised, nor cared much. Still, it interested her as she was vying to dethrone Gielban and become ruler instead. She just had no idea how she was going to do it.

Her expression though, turned Grim as the stranger stopped speaking. She froze, heartbeat almost stopping. Her name. Why did he know it? Has she been found out already?! She turned around, her initial surprise had been masked under a casual, surprised look. "Who are you?" One thing was for certain. If this guy found her, it was more than likely that more would, too.
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Re: [Event]Market Dragon (Open)

Post by illirica » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:33 pm

The dragon seemed to slow down a little bit, acting confused. That meant that the slowing effect was working... that, or the dragon was a really good actor. They were supposed to be smart, after all. The Guard appeared, though, circling the dragon, archers visible on the rooftops. Ariana felt a lot better, knowing they were there.
Great feeling having ranged coverage, till one of 'em shoots you instead.
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Hopefully, that did not happen. Of course, now that the sword had mentioned the idea, she couldn't get it out of her head. That just seemed to amuse it, for some reason. Being a sensible sort of person, Ariana decided it was best to let the guards go first, letting their initial charge move past her.
There, Spark.
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The comment came with a target - a space between two of the guards. The dragon would be moving to defend their strikes, probably assuming no one else could close in that fast. Sword and girl moved together, a singular boost carrying them the last few meters in the blink of an eye, the sword already slashing down towards the creature's flank.
Wasn't a good idea to stick around after a strike like that, so I boost my girl back again, real quick. It's a bit of a surprise when we move that quick, usually to her as well. The rhythm drops out of her song - that's all right, though.

No time to be slow any more.
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A fight with a dragon is difficult enough without you narrating the whole thing in my head!
You make a great story, Spark. Very dramatic.
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Dramatic was fine. Ariana just didn't want to end up a tragedy.

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