[Event] Masque

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Re: [Event] Masque

Post by Shinigami » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:01 pm

Jonathan.

Jonathan had already alerted the palace guards in the ballroom and the more important parts of the palace, but had continued his job in order to cover as much ground as possible. He had been moving quickly through the halls, his heavy plate seeming to have no effect on his stamina. He was trained for this.

Out of nowhere, the walls started to shake - and that noise! He covers his ears, trying to drown it out, but to no avail. After a few moments, the sound suddenly stops, gone as quickly as it had came. Slowly, he removes his hands from his ears and looks around, seeing the cracks the vibrations had made in the walls. Remembering the ball, he rushes back through the halls and bursts through the door. Immediately, he sets to work rallying the ballroom guards to help with any panic that arises.

"Is everyone alright? And where is Lady Conrad?" He asks, scanning the crowd with his eyes. First thing's first: avoid a panic, and make sure everyone is safe. And ensure the safety of Her Majesty. If something happens to the Lady, a panic is sure to rise.
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Re: [Event] Masque

Post by CanadianCake » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:56 am

Josephine stumbled away from Gustav as the palace shuddered violently. A horrible noise filled the air and she stood there in complete shock as it rippled through the space. When it was over, the girl turned her wide eyes to Gustav, a horrible dread filling her chest.

"I- I'm going home," she stammered finally, pathetically, before turning and running from the building as Ryder ran toward it. Josephine exited, stumbling on the steps, and Ryder caught her. He winked at her before his owl cuffed him with its wing and he sighed, running away to find a good place to watch the action.

Josephine briefly watched the strange white haired man before turning and proceeding to run home, enjoying the feeling of running. Even though her rippling skirts impeded her slightly.
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"Alrighty, what the 'ell was that?" Ryder whispered, hoisting himself onto the roof. The palace felt... off. Too quiet almost. Like when a ton of people stopped whispering and all started staring at you. Ryder shuddered at the thought. But as he listened, he realized the air was still full of ball blather. Yet something was wrong.
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Re: [Event] Masque

Post by Quirbles » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:57 am

Mathieu weaved through the crowds of ballroom guests. His prey, this vampiric wench, was within his grasp. The blade of his sword would have no trouble cutting through her cursed flesh.

The audacity for one of those... creatures... to show up at such a high-profile event was baffling. Perhaps there were many more of those beasts than he had anticipated over the years. Perhaps they were in hiding. Perhaps—and this was the most likely scenario—he had simply become too lax in his duties. He was a Troussier, sworn to uphold the duties of the vampire hunter lineage. And he had failed in his vigilance.

The vampire maiden had thought herself keen, hiding behind one of the stone pillars near the entrance of the ball; however, his eye was keener than her own. Out of the corner of his eye he spotted her. And so, Mathieu closed in for the blow. He would have to time it right, given she was lying in wait. The thought of a counterattack lay heavy upon his mind. I must not get bit.

One step closer, then another. Even among the harmonious ambience of the ball, he felt and heard his metal boots strike the hard floor underfoot. Quickly unsheathing his sword, Mathieu raised the saber above his head and rounded the pillar, preparing to strike—

Thunderous rumbling shook the ball, shaking his stance and causing him to stagger slightly. He attempted to go through with the strike regardless, and his sword pelted off of sculpted stone. The dull clang resounding from the hit was drowned out by the intense series of what sounded akin to explosions. The raucous distraction would leave the vampire free to run; or, if she felt audacious, to counter-attack.
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Re: [Event] Masque

Post by Arion Queen » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:03 am

The vampire heard the footsteps of the knight and went to leap out, when suddenly the building began to shake. Her side making contact as the blade was swung clanking against the pillar. She let out a hiss baring her fangs, as the cold metal tote open the dress and her flesh. Her hand gripped the wound as blood poured from the gash. Swiftly, she tried to get lost in the bolting crowd. Her blood trailing down her side and onto the floor.

"Curse you knight! You ruined my dress!" She hissed. Terra was furious, she wanted to fight, but with her wound she wouldn't be able to. She paused in the crowd being bumped and rattled. Her eyes looked for the knight and as her eyes locked she mustered her strength to throw one knife at him she darted out if the crowd and tried to aim at his chest. With only an eyeball of a shoot, she throw the knife at him, not knowing if it's hit him at all.

Her vision was blurring as blood poured from the gash. Her head shook before she tried to escape the palace her. Hand reaching for something to lean on but stumbled. Some of her minions came to her side. The ball wasn't all that fun to her, until the end. That knight though... intrigued her. A vampire hunter still existed. Her jaw tightened at the thought of her grasp coming undone from this place. She was the trader of secrets. This knight could ruin her. Perhaps a bargain? No.. He'd try to kill her again. She'd have to think.
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Re: [Event] Masque

Post by Reyn » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Durael arrived back at the palace shortly after the explosion had sounded. He seemed exhausted, like he had been running all the way from his house, but his expression was otherwise quite calm. The people guarding the door seemed to remember him from earlier, thank the gods, so he didn't seem to have much trouble getting in. He pushed through the crowd, trying to find anyone who looked like they knew what was going on, but taking careful note not to step near any particularly dark shadows. Perhaps it was just irrational paranoia on his part, but seeing that corpse melt into the shadows made Durael believe that the door could swing both ways.

"What happened?" He said, hoping that someone nearby could hear him over the chatter "I heard an explosion from the other side of town... what is going on here?"
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Re: [Event] Masque

Post by Shinigami » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:25 pm

Amidst the chaos, Jonathan notices a woman fleeing from one of guards from the first attack. Thinking she could've been an accomplice to the corpse man, he rushes forward to subdue her just as she throws a knife at the other man.

"Halt! You are under arrest for assault, and for suspicion conspiracy against the city!" he announces. Just then, a group of people rush to her side, apparently planning to fight for her. ...This isn't going to be as easy as he'd initially thought. He raises his shield and levels his spear, and his eyes dart between his opponents as he sizes them up and counts their numbers. This is definitely gonna be a tough fight.
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Re: [Event] Masque

Post by Arion Queen » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:57 am

Terra looked coldly at the man. "Oh good gods! Does anyone leave a woman alone. The knight of yours was the first to draw. Besides if you think I did this then you must have a few nuts missing. I am a noble, and wouldn't even dare to do this. He did this!" She said turning to reveal a large gash to her side. "I was merely trying to leave and he came after me." She added.

The vampire hissed as one of her men placed a piece of clothe on the wound trying to keep her standing. "I'm going home, didn't so much as even get a dance. It's a shame really. I paid gold for this and didn't even so much as get a look except him." Her tone was biting but calm. Her eyes cold as she was heartless. "Do you know what happened to the palace?" She said moving her gaze to the place. Her eyes seemed to change for a moment. This mean money would be lost to her trade. Not to mention the food supply.
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