Flames of AnilystaMature

This is an excerpt from a very lengthy roleplay/collaborative story that ran on a forum I ran many moons ago. There are three players adding to it. (myself included). I miss that site sometimes. It's also the inspiration for the book I am currently writing, "Fire". Just thought I would share! The other writers sis some amazing stuff!
I will add more later if I can find it in my old files.

 

Calarius had to try hard to keep from falling apart laughing right there on the spot. Kyle’s facial reaction was more than he could ever hope for. Don’t tell me Ive been worried about this little insect for nothing he allowed himself to laugh as Kyle grabbed the girl jumped into the air and began to try and run from him. “Oh come now, I was hoping for a fight…But I have to admit, I do so love a good chase especially before a good slaughter” With that, and while laughing maniacally, Calarius leapt into the air and began to pursue them. Every once in a while letting off bursts of Telekinesis to speed him up so that he almost could reach them but not quite.
“I do so hope you are enjoying this as much as I am”

"Let me go, Kyle..trust me.." The moment he released her, she began to freefall, changing into something he had not seen before. It was not full dragon and yet not quite human. The same wings she used as a dragon appeared on her back and her body became partially covered red metallic scales. Soon she was rising back into the air to met him...

Hawke smiled, having had an itching feeling that she could have taken that form the entire time... He'd have to ask later why she'd been holding out on him... but for now, he cut down hard and Layna followed - cutting down into the trees, the two landed softly on the near side of a river... both drawing their weapons respectively... turning to face the inbound opponent...
...and that opponent, Cal, could feel that there was something wrong with this picture...

Calarius was slightly surprised when the woman began to fall away from Kyle Huh, Gonna save your own skin… but before he could finish his thought he watched as she began to transform sprouting wings and red metallic scales Shit, No matter the others will be here shortly… If nothing else they can serve as dragon fodder while I settle some scores… As Cal watched the two land he got the feeling that something was amiss, as he began to think about it he noticed movement in the trees…lots of movement, and in the distance there was a heavy black cloud moving fast screeching loudly. Aww they have arrived, and just in time Instead of landing Calarius shouted out loudly “FEAST MY BROOD, FEAST AND RID ME OF MINE ENEMYS!” then began to laugh madly as wave after wave of Vampires broke into the clearing and upon the duo.

Layna spun around, not quite prepared for what she saw next. But regardless, she hated them..they disgusted her. As she went for her daggers, the started to surround her.."I don't think these are going to work this time" she said, replacing them and looking towards the river. In a sudden sprint, she headed towards the water, cutting through the monsters just barely as she made her way.

"If I don't have fire, I can use water.."

Suddenly Killrae's voice filled the air, "Your wish... is my command..." The water began to look as though it were glowing... not just one area, but the entire river... Then suddenly, from the center of the river - the water seemed to literally leap into the air - hurling itself outward in a wave - then the water seemed to turn to fire - a wave of flame passing along the ground nearly six feet in height... one that literally broke around Hawke and Layna, leaving them unharmed... the flame was literally passing on top of water as it washed over the land - not burning any of it - but it was likely to have a different effect on the vampires as the wave passed larger and larger... Igniting all of the vampires that had entered the 200-meter-wide clearing... then the flames stopped - holding suddenly still just short of touching any of the trees...

Hawke looked up at Cal, and smirked slightly... A she-elf-looking form literally walking out of the water to stand beside him... He said nothing, but the insult was still there...

Calarius sneered “I really hate that old adage, But I suppose I should do this myself any ways…” With no warning Cal began to plummet his arms straight up in the air cloak billowing above him. Mere inches from the ground he came to a sudden halt his eyes narrowing as he slowly drew his Katana, then in a motion barely detectable to the eye split the sword into two. Striking an offensive pose, “So is it to be Three on one, halfling, or do you have a sense of honor?”

Hawke smirked slightly, then looked down at Killrae - and instantly she returned the smirk... then he looked back at Cal again, "Normally, I might - but usually not with Vampires, and most certainly not with ones who go interrupting my day..." He glanced back at Killrae, and she nodded, Hawke turned away, calling over his shoulder, "You want honorable combat, go someplace else - we have no respect for your kind here." He called over to Layna, "Close your eyes!" And he did just that as he yelled it...
Suddenly Killrae grinned, deviously, and raised her arms up on both sides of her - and suddenly Hawke and Layna could feel the heat in the area spike - then violently everything about them was lit ablaze of flames standing nearly fifteen feet in height. Only where Killrae, Hawke and Layna stood was there any protection... "Burn in hell..." She muttered...

As the flames began to consume his body and the smell of burnt flesh began to permeate the air Calarius began to laugh madly as he stood up straight “Burn in Hell?! My dear lady I am NOT Alive, I feel not your pathetic flames! For I have no Nerves to feel them with do not make the mistake of comparing me with my brood…” Laughing even louder Calarius pulled himself into a fetal position the suddenly with a great shout ”I AM THE FIRST!” and using telekinesis he created a small bubble around him that he pushed outward away from his body.
Landing on the ground with his head lowered causing the dark circles under his eyes to deepen in darkness “My dears, your going to have to do better than that…”

As the flames died down, Killrae was nowhere to be seen... Hawke opened his eyes, hearing the words, and suddenly skipped backward two steps, then leapt into the air, performing a complete spin at the same time - he came down again, running - his blades drawn and closing in, then suddenly he cut to his right - Killrae suddenly charging forward and running straight at Cal from the left... both keeping equal spacing... they'd trained to fight as a team for nearly two millenia... and now it finally was coming to a use...
...and then suddenly both flanking attackers swung to draw first blood...

Layna watched as Killrae and Kyle went for Cal. The flames had died down but the brood of vampires seemed almost never-ending as they headed for her. She was thrown off a bit by the scene playing out before and within moments, was surrounded.

Calarius eyes began to glaze over and turn a deep black red while he continued to laugh madly. As Kyle came running at him he grinned licked his teeth and went into an offensive stance, as Killrae moved from behind him Cal’s face dawned recognition as to where she had gone. As they both came in from opposite sides swinging trying to draw first blood Cal decided on a maneuver that they would probably not expect he rushed headlong between them arms raised swords raised in an X before his head, both their swords biting his sides.
With a swords in both sides and his opponents heads within striking distance Cal swung aiming for both of the shoulders connected to the hands holding the swords in his side. Almost spitting it into Kyle’s face he said “You shouldn’t have done that, now your girl is being overrun….”

He cried out, Hawke's hand buckled under the impact - however Killrae's did not... she grimaced, however the blade seemed to all but literally pass through her skin with some moderate resistance - and she jabbed the blade in further, coming down with the other one into his back as Hawke did the same with his good hand's broadsword...

As Killrae drove the blade in further... she muttered again... "Burn... just burn..." and suddenly from under Layna's feet rose a flame that suddenly leapt outward in an expanding circle of flame... the flame seeming to explode upward whenever it touched one of the vampires...

Calarius could not keep from laughing as he watched; his brood burn and die, his two opponents ruthlessly hack at his body, and as all the dragoness could do was stand there. Flicking his wrists slightly and jerking upwards violently Cal ruthlessly brought his two swords through the two fighters hands before swiftly coming down with both swords aimed at Kyle’s neck. All the while laughing and screaming at the top of his lungs “YES BURN THEM, FILL THE AIR WITH THEIR POISONOUS ASHES!!”

"Shit!" Hawke suddenly saw the blades coming, and threw both blades outward - his wings suddenly propelling him upward and backward, Cal's blades lightly cutting skin as each nicked the area over the carotid arteries... Then suddenly, Killrae, still yet seeming to suffer any kind of permanent wound, leapt forward behind Cal as he was facing Hawke - driving both of her blades hard into his back... "Didn't you know...? I control the water, the fire, the air here... You just entered my arena... have a nice, short, stay..." She grinned broadly as she drove the blades further into - if not through - Calarius' body...

As Killrae’s blades dug through his lower back right above his pelvis and out the other side of his body Cal mearly laughed as he spun his torso round to face the water sprite. “If you truly control the air and the water then how have you not noticed that Your blades do nothing to a cloud?” with that Cal dissipated and reformed himself, this time however he seemed to concentrate more and his body became more solid, however where the blades had penetrated his body before his cloths were in tatters and the flesh below seemed red. Grinning evilly Cal turned and ran towards Layna.

"...you bastard..." Hawke suddenly swept forward, his wings propelling him faster than Calarius could hope to move merely on foot - then he redirected his path of travel - coming straight down, flipping his blades so that they were aimed downward... then suddenly all but literally landed on top of Calarius - driving both broadswords through his shoulderblades, then kept pressing down until the were firmly touched to the ground... Then he pressed the handles outward violently - pressing the foot-width of the blades outward - trying to rip Calarius' arms square off of the body... then suddenly he readjusted his positioning, gaining leverage and pressed the blades outward with four times the force...

As Calarius staggered from the sheer power of Kyle’s attack he looked at Kyle as he ripped the swords from his body all but severing him into three pieces. As the blades exited his body Calarius fell backwards into his shadow literally passing right through his voice echoing out eerily and detached like that of a ghost "You may have beaten me and back today, but I will be back...." his voice seemed to fade, but suddenly literally jumping out of Layna's shadow Calarius grabbing her round her waist with a knife to her throat "But I’m taking her with me" with that Calarius still holding Layna fell back into his shadow both of them, and the shadow, disappearing.


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