PLOT: Escort Mission

All the rest of the Northern Continent that Atricis left behind. Atricis' old Holds can be found within, as well as all the other Holds and Weyrs and old lands left behind.
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Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:16 am

We can't let this monster anywhere near those ships! F'lin draw it out. N'lon and the rest of you be ready to strike with me. A'ric if you get the chance, you and Behemoth latch onto that thing and don't let go, drag it out of the water where our weapons will do the most damage. Kunati, get that sailor to safety.

Fox and Mnenomth sped up after Behemoth and Bryth to go after the shadow in the water. There was no doubt what they would do, not when Ay'li had given them a direct order. Besides, they were here to protect the ships from more attacks by these what has proven to be vicious creatures. Fox wasn't sure what sailor Norieth was referring to, but that wasn't his concern either. Right now his concern was to do as he was ordered and try to draw the creature out. Alright, you heard 'em. Let's try and draw this creature up out of the water. Fox said before he pulled his straps on tighter.

Mnenomth dove down towards the creature and flapped his wings as hard as he could to get ahead of the shadow. They'd gone after dragons before, maybe they could lure this one into going after them instead of the ships. Mnenomth, get as close to the water as you can without touching it. Let's hope that gets its attention. Fox ordered his bronze who did so beautifully. They barely raced above the water ahead of the shadow. To say Fox was nervous was an understatement, these creatures could take out dragons...Mnenomth was no exception. Still, it would seem the ploy worked. Fox looked behind him as well as he could and noticed the shadow getting darker and bigger. Soon the shadow of Behemoth was swooping down to try and grab the creature, so they pulled up and swerved to join the others ready to strike. Once Ay'li gave the word they would strike.
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Ambeth

Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:50 pm

N'lon heard the orders and patted Bryth Alright let's go. He said to his blue. And they swooped down near the surface of the water with Mnenomth to help draw the creature to the surface. After all they seemed to enjoy going after dragons. The Blue got right above the water's surface and saw that the plan was working. The monster was getting closer and the big bronze Behemoth went after it, just as the plan had been.

Behemoth I'm coming to help. The large blue said before turning to go and help the bronze try to grab the creature and pull it out of the water where the others would be able to attack it. He dipped his claws into the water and was able to latch onto some part of the beast and try to pull it free of the water. He began flapping his wings doing his best to pull it out. N'lon was unable to do much but hang on.
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:14 pm

Norieth's orders-or rather Ayli's-were something of a relief to both Kunati and Anitath. They wanted to save the young man and both were curious as to what possessed him to throw himself overboard despite his crewmates' best efforts! Already they were headed for him, Anitath eyeing the young sailor as she might a herdbeast. Unlike a herdbeast however she had to pluck him out of the water and needed to be careful so that she did not hurt him in the process.

Easy now, the garnet crooned as she glided over him and reached for him. Let us help please. If a large wave comes you could be in trouble.

Anitath... Kunati broke in, prodding at the garnet. Now that they were closer to him his feelings came through much louder than anyone else's, letting Kunati hone in on him. Normally she didn't like to, hated that she couldn't tune people out altogether, but now...now it was another clue to this puzzle that could cost so much. There was nothing of fear in the lad they sought to rescue. If anything he was filled with anticipation and joy though the question was why. What or who did he seek out in the middle of the sea? Despite the joy though there was also pain, echoed pain rather. Something-someone-else was in pain and managing to broadcast it to him. Was there an injured dragon out here? No, that made no sense either. What could it be?

How about asking? Anitath shot back, rumbling in amusement. She reached out to the young man then, her voice warm and friendly. Excuse me sir but if you would be so kind as to direct us a little? We do want to help you but it helps if we know where you are trying to get to...and if you don't mind the asking, why? This looks very strange to those of us on the outside of your head. I promise you though, my wings will get you there quickly and safely.

Then, at a nudge from Kunati, she called out to Norieth: We're working on why he wants to be out here but he definitely desires it. He's...eager even. There is something or someone he seems very keen to reach. With luck he'll tell us so we can help him.
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:05 pm

The sea serpent raced through the water towards the swimming sailor. A trail of ichor already trailed behind her, though what injury she had was unclear. She had not paid attention to the dolphins that swam around her or the creatures above her. All that mattered was one thing...him. She had come all this way, faced many dangers, had been injured, but still she believed true in her mission. Her own glint called her mad for her plan, but surely it had to work. Together she and him would change things. That was her hope.

But hope is a fragile thing that can easily be broke and beaten.

She moved closer to the surface of the water, hoping to speak with the creatures up there. She had done nothing wrong, perhaps some of her kind had, but she had not. Surely these creatures were intelligent as well, surely they would give her a chance, but she would find no mercy from those above her. Searing pain laced through her body as the enemies of above swooped down onto her. Talons, sharper than any man-made steal, easily tore through even her scaled hide. Why....tack? Do...n....wron. She called out to them, but they didn't seem to hear her. Could they not hear her? Perhaps they could not. She couldn't risk going above the water to try and converse with them in another way for fear of them attacking her more. The only alternative was to go deeper.

Her attempt was thwarted as more claws sunk into her. Forcibly she was raised to the surface. She had a clear view of her attackers now, but before she could try again to communicate with them, one of the larger ones was going in for a strike. The shiny brown one's claws managed to rake across her now exposed belly. What was she left to do but defend herself? Powerful jaws snapped out at random, but caught the blue one that was holding her out of the water around its neck. Another of the creatures came out her, a green. It also attacked her belly, the softest part of her, this one went very deep...too deep. The action caused her to jerk. She didn't mean to, but the deed was done.There was an audible crack from the creature she held in her jaws and both fell back into the sea. She felt sick, she didn't want this, didn't want to kill, didn't want to be like the others of her glint, she's only wanted to make it stop, but she was no better than them. She had failed. Whatever fight was left in her oozed from her the same as ichor ran from her wounds. Pushing her thoughts out as much as she could she said to those that attacked her, I'm sorry. This isn't what I wanted. Then, she reached out to the one still swimming for her. Forgive me, dearest Kisle. I have failed my glint and my kind, but most of all I have failed you. I wanted to stop the fighting, but I was not strong enough. You, Kisle, you are strong, you can finish what I started. Please, make them understand, make them listen. For me, for your Yuavas. It doesn't always have to end this way.

The sailor had been swimming as fast as he could towards the serpent. He heard the voice of the dragon above him, but he didn't respond. He knew what he was doing, where he was going, and he didn't need their help getting there. All he needed was to get to her. He paused for only a moment to catch his breath and in that moment horror unfolded. "NO! STOP!! DON'T HURT HER!!" He screamed to no avail at the dragons that were now attacking her. He swam faster than he ever had in his life, but it was not fast enough. His heart sank as he watched her and the blue dragon fall back into the ocean. Kisle managed to get to her before another attack could be made. Facing the potential threat of dragon claws he swam on top of her and threw his arms around her neck. "No no no...don't you're going to be fine. Yuavas, you're going to be just fine." He pleaded with her as he stroked her rose and white hide. He looked up at the dragons still above them and screamed, "LEAVE HER ALONE! YOU'VE FUCKING DONE ENOUGH. JUST LEAVE...leave...leave..." The light went out of the serpents eyes and her gorgeous scales turned gray. Kisla felt half of his soul go with her, leaving behind only sorrow and despair he didn't know was possible. "NOOOO!" He cried out in anguish. "Please, Yuavas, don't leave me. Take me with you. I can't do it without you." Any more words devolved into a slur in the midst of the sobs that now shook his body as a trembling hand caressed the small scales of her face.
End Plot
It is encourage you all continue to post here for as much as you wish, but there will be no more plot posts.
Options for everyone.
  • 1. N'lon and his dragon are in the water and will need help. As per Ambeth's request, Bryth was killed.
    2. The sailor is going to allow himself to drown if no one saves him. Assume that if/when he is saved he is going to be catatonic. However, if you try to take him far away from Yuavas' body he will become violent. If you wish to move him anywhere it would be best to bring her body as well.
    3. Being ashamed of yourselves for your actions, while optional, is very encouraged by the evil bitch writing this.
    4. Be on the look out for some new creature information.
(On a related note, I was hoping to have pictures for ya'll but sadly those have not come in yet...if ya'll beg me in the cbox I may show you what I do have.)
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:39 am

Even as Kunati and Anitath got in position to get the young man out of the water, started talking to him, even reported back to Ay'li and Norieth, orders came. There was a serpent coming?! Oh great, that was all they needed. Kunati and Anitath were to focus on the young man, get him out of the water and away from the serpent. Unfortunately said man had other ideas, intent on swimming towards the serpent. Was that who he so eagerly sought? No, it couldn't be. The serpents were aggressive! He had to be mad to want to risk drowning himself just to get to one!

And yet...he didn't seem crazy. And what of the pain he felt? It wasn't his. Could the serpent be reaching out to him as a dragon might its rider? But if they could and if they had that kind of intelligence why did they insist on attacking boats and dragonriders? Why did none of them try and-

Their Weyrmates struck then, not giving the serpent any chance to get at the man below, let alone the ships. But what came of it was nothing short of horrible and tragic. Below the garnet and her rider, the young man was screaming at them to stop, to not hurt "her"-how did he know the serpent's gender?-and abruptly where joy and longing had been, now horror crashed in. Such was the feedback that even Anitath hesitated in her attempts to catch him. Something was not right here. Something was very, very wrong. What was-?

The serpent was dragged from the water and lashed out, catching blue Bryth by his neck. A moment later the serpent jerked when attacked by a green, looking more like reflex than anything. Yet the damage was done as Anitath's heart-wrenching keen attested to. Bryth was gone. He did not die in vain though. The serpent was badly injured, would most likely die without any further attack being necessary.

Then a very much feminine voice spoke up, briefly. A voice strained, pushed for them to hear. Why was it so hard for the serpent to speak to them? For it surely wasn't any of the dragons. And what she had to say...she was sorry? She hadn't wanted...what? To die? To fight?

Yes...she had not wanted to fight. Finally the young man reached her, screaming still more at her attackers-only to cry out and cling to the serpent as her scales grayed, her life fading away. With her life however...

Abruptly the keen Anitath had been giving was cut off, eyes flashing full grey. No...this was wrong, so very wrong. Close as they were Kunati could feel all too clearly the gaping hole torn in the young man's heart. He...he might as well be dragonless! From a dead serpent? Could they Impress? Had that one Impressed to him?! And in their zeal to protect him the others had...

W-what...have you done... Anitath near whispered, pain lacing her voice. This was terrible, the equivalent of murdering a dragon, wher, or day wher. Mostly dragon...there were those who had lost whers or day whers and the hole was never as dark or as painful as with dragonless. Their fellow dragonriders had committed a terrible crime, no matter their intentions for it. They were one! The words came out tight, choked with the emotion bleeding from the man and through Kunati right into the garnet. Once more she keened, giving voice to great sorrow that could not be expressed any other way. There were no words that could possibly do justice to the serpent's loss. To the young sailor's loss...

((OOC Note: The others will have to deal with the sailor and serpent, at least initially. His heartbreak is doing a good job paralyzing Kunati and Anitath though they will definitely keep him from drowning himself if need be. Though they respect his right to choose to follow Yuavas, they want him to hold on long enough to help Atricis and through them Pern understand what's going on...so yes Kunati will be checking up on Kisle frequently. Pity he's not a PC char!))
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Ambeth

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Bryth did his best to drag the large serpent out of the water so that others could attack it. It had harmed several of his kin and needed to pay. AS well as it was clearly aiming to sink the ships. He felt a sense of pride as he did the job that probably would have been best for a large dragon, but he was doing it. See mine told you we could do it. His pride kept him from hearing the serpent.

N'lon also missed it as he was busy watching for danger. And he saw it just a moment too soon and before he could warn Bryth the serpent had grabbed a hold of the blue's neck and was holding him tight. Rider and dragon screamed in pain. The rider was trying to gather a proper image to order the blue between when suddenly he felt himself get jerked, heard a pop, and then there was nothing.

Half of his mind was suddenly empty. "NO BRYTH!" he screamed. He didn't notice the weight of the cold water as it pressed against him as they fell in. He missed the sounds of the swimmer crying out. His own shouts were being drowned as the blue was slowly sinking from the surface of the water, his rider still strapped in and keen on dying with his dragon. He made no efforts to unclip himself and closed his eyes.

((Someone will have to jump in and unclip him. Assume he's unconcious))
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:23 pm

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Things seemed to go from bad to worse far too quickly. Mnenomth had managed to get in close enough to swipe at the creatures exposed stomach. He bugled triumphantly as he felt his claws sink in. This creature and its kind had done enough harm, they were not about to let it do more. The bronze had flown outward to circle around to make another pass when things went from simple to very complicated. Mnenomth let out a mourning cry as they watched the lifeless forms of both the creature and Bryth fall into the water. Anger flared through both of them for the creature for the life of another dragon loss. Then, they heard the words...it could speak like the dragons did? She was sorry? Suddenly Fox's stomach sunk. "Oh shit...Oh shit shit shit..." That was all he could think to say as they watched the young sailor throw himself onto the serpent.

"Fuck, Mnenomth, we need to save them. We need to try and fix some of this." Fox said to his bronze as tears washed down his face. No one was immune to the death of a dragon and by the way the sailor boy was acting, there was apparently two deep losses this day. Mnenomth mourned once again when the creature finally faded away into death. "Get me lower, Mnenomth." He asked as he began to unstrap himself. Be careful, Fox. There's been enough loss today. The bronze warned as he lowered down as much as he could above the waves. Fox didn't waste time allowing himself to fall off of his bronze and into water. Both N'lon and the sailor boy needed saving, but N'lon was slowly sinking with his dragon. He took a deep breath before he dove under the water and swam after them. He managed to reach the rider and after some fumbling got the straps undone. Then, as his lungs were screaming for breath he managed to get the man free and swam towards the surface. Can you grab a hold of us? He's unconscious. Fox asked. The bronze managed to get lower and reached down to grab a hold of his rider as carefully as possible. I will take you to the ship. The bronze said and then headed that way.

(Fox and Mnenomth are taking N'lon to one of the ships so they can get him some first aid.)
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