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Mothrayas
April 6th, 2012, 01:22
Faircoast Cavern

"Welcome, creatures. This place may be looking a little unfamiliar for you. That may be because, for the record, I am not Keeper Larquidos, whom you used to belong to. Rather, I used a little diversion, which sent you here, rather than to Larquidos' hideout, wherever he may be. And now, you are to serve me as your new keeper. But don't worry, because I can be a fairly nice Keeper if you work along."

"But enough about that. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Animus, and I've been preparing for this moment for longer than you could even imagine. It is now the time for me, to introduce myself to the overworld as a major threat that they have never seen coming. But I need the force of creatures such as you to do that. If you work along, then I could offer great rewards to you... but if you work against me, then you could risk the punishment coming from my might. Choose wisely."

"In the more preferable case that you'll come and work alongside me, then feel free to make yourself at home... the Lair is to your left. At current state, the dungeon looks a bit humble now, but do not worry... it shall expand itself quite soon."

Map

http://i.imgur.com/oThxtDU.png

Dungeon status

Dungeon Heart Health:

100%

Current gold

10527

Rooms/spells/etc

Rooms in possession

1 Dungeon Heart
1 Portal
1 Treasury
1 Lair
1 Hatchery
1 Training Room
1 Library
1 Workshop
1 Guard Room
2 Bridges
1 Casino
1 Prison
1 Torture Chamber
1 Scavenger Room

Rooms researched

Treasury
Lair
Hatchery
Training Room
Library
Workshop
Guard Room
Bridge
Casino
Prison
Torture Chamber
Scavenger Room

Spells researched

Create Imp
Speed Monster
Heal
Create Gold
Chicken

Research progress:

Combat Pit: 19%
Graveyard: 13%

Traps & Doors ready

2 Steel Doors
4 Sentry Traps
2 Lightning Traps
1 Fireburst Trap
1 Alarm Trap
1 Fear Trap

Current creatures

Total imps: 8

Active creatures: 6
Inactive creatures: 0
(no activity as of post #215)
Sacked creatures: 11
Left creatures: 13
Killed creatures: 2
Total: 32



Name
Species
Player
Active
Status


Skios
Spider
Mothrayas
#2+
Active


Krua
Spider
Mothrayas
#2+
Active


Ryan
Rogue
Skarok
#3-#134 (#215)
Sacked


Marteal
Orc
ARMofORION
#4-#136 (#215)
Sacked


Pel
Rogue
Skarok
#5-#134 (#215)
Sacked


Spindle
Spider
MeinCookie
#7-#77, #177-#203 (#215)
Sacked


Xerina
Dark Elf
nijuni_kuro
#14-#207 (#215)
Sacked


Dranton
Beetle
nijuni_kuro
#14-#207 (#215)
Sacked


Matthew
Rogue
KSS
#17-#65
Left


Ivan
Spider
Evi
#19-#58 (#215)
Sacked


Bug
Fly
Metal Gear Rex
#26-#80
Left


Ouroboros & Ragnarok
Hellhound
Mothrayas
#36+
Active


Hayta
Dark Elf
ARMofORION
#54-#136 (#215)
Sacked


Max
Salamander
KSS
#62-#65
Left


Daniel
Warlock
KSS
#62-#65
Left


Zukia
Rogue
Metal Gear Rex
#67-#94, #141-#214
Left


Tarik
Warlock
ARMofORION
#78-#86
Left


Nigel Fish'n'chips
Warlock
Skarok
#82-#124
Dead


Valkoth
Tunneller
ARMofORION
#87-#136 (#215)
Sacked


Vermillion
Rogue
MeinCookie
#88-#202 (#215)
Sacked


Azazisaz
Warlock
MeinCookie
#98-#209
Left


Dreggory
Goblin
MeinCookie
#111-#120
Left


Niea
Dark Elf
Metal Gear Rex
#115-#214
Left


Serena
Salamander
Mothrayas
#142+
Active


Scourge
Rogue
MeinCookie
#146-#212
Left


Giller
Warlock
Metal Gear Rex
#148-#211
Dead


Wernslow
Firefly
Keeper Decagon
#150-#213
Left


Zama
Beetle
MeinCookie
#155-#208
Left


Ribs
Skeleton
Metal Gear Rex
#159+
Active


Yegzil
Troll
NerdyTB
#178-#206 (#215)
Sacked


Karan
Firefly
Keeper Decagon
#180-#213
Left


Barthus
Orc
Searingflame2
#188+
Active



Available units

Available creatures:

Goblin
Fly
Firefly
Beetle
Spider
Warlock
Demon Spawn
Salamander
Troll
Orc
Dark Elf
Rogue
Dark Mistress
Bile Demon
Tentacle
Hellhound

Available creatures (transferable only):

Dragon
Skeleton
Ghost

Available heroes (transferable only):

Tunneller
Dwarf
Thief
Human Archer
Elven Archer
Barbarian
Guard
Giant
Wizard

Available units (unique):

Maiden of the Nest (1)
Ghost (1)

Battle Records

Imprisoned: 0

Tortured: 1

Keeper Elyon
- Maiden of the Nest L7 "Shiyzhi"

Graveyard: 0

Killcount: 4

Keeper Elyon
- Firefly L1 "Ivy"
- Salamander L2 "Cauda"
- Demon Spawn L4 "Bagel"
- Maiden of the Nest L6 "Mzisah"

Deaths count: 2 / 4

- 2 Imps
- Warlock L1 "Nigel Fish'n'Chips"
- Warlock L1 "Giller"

Mothrayas
April 6th, 2012, 01:23
Skios was the first creature to enter through the portal. He heard a different Keeper's voice when he arrived. The Keeper spoke to him, and his compatriots who came after him.

"Welcome, creatures. This place may be looking a little unfamiliar for you. That may be because, for the record, I am not Keeper Larquidos, whom you used to belong to. Rather, I used a little diversion, which sent you here, rather than to Larquidos' hideout, wherever he may be. And now, you are to serve me as your new keeper. But don't worry, because I can be a fairly nice Keeper if you work along."

"But enough about that. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Animus, and I've been preparing for this moment for longer than you could even imagine. It is now the time for me, to introduce myself to the overworld as a major threat that they have never seen coming. But I need the force of creatures such as you to do that. If you work along, then I could offer great rewards to you... but if you work against me, then you could risk the punishment coming from my might. Choose wisely."

"In the more preferable case that you'll come and work alongside me, then feel free to make yourself at home... the Lair is to your left. At current state, the dungeon looks a bit humble now, but do not worry... it shall expand itself quite soon."

Skios thought for a moment.

"So... I knew that Ribs guy down the portal was wrong! We should have turned left when the path branched. That stupid skeleton- ah, never mind. Never cared that much for that Keeper anyway."

Skios stepped on forward towards the Keeper's Heart. Krua followed, almost beside him.

"Well, uh. My name is Skios, and I'll very gladly beat up whatever Heroes dare be in the way... or enemy creatures too, if necessary. And she here is my twin sister Krua. She's a talented ice witch and researcher. I'm sure we can be of use for your plans."

Skios then turned around, then briefly looked back.

"Now, if you'll excuse us for a moment, we haven't rested in a long time. See ya later."

Skios turned to Krua.

"C'mon Krua, let's go take a nap. Gettin' a bit tired of the walk."

"All right, I'll come..."

The spider twins then walked on to the Lair, and created their new lairs there, right next to each other. They then soon both fell asleep.

Summary: Skios introduced himself and Krua to Animus, and then went to the lair and both started sleeping.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: lair
Status: sleeping
Mood: tired
Level: 5
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: lair
Status: sleeping
Mood: also tired
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Skarok
April 6th, 2012, 01:31
Ryan finally jumped out of the portal, forced himself to look back down.

Great, these things didn't follow me up... The last time I'll walk alone down there. Should've stayed with the group.

Then he heard that he most likely took the wrong way since he ended up with someone different than Larquidos.

Great and I just started to enjoy it...

"I don't know how the hell I ended up here but since you seem to know that I and the others who will hopefully arrive soon are from Larquidos you must be good at your job. Since it would be suicide to go back down there alone I think I'll stay. I'll set up my lair after that you can order me to whatever you want to. It seems your dungeon is quite new... ran into any trouble yet?"

With this he made his way over to the lair and set everything up before walking over to the training room. He noticed two of his allies from Crystallbarrow as he entered, but didn't speak to them.

Looks like the group made it... at least a part of it.


Then he entered the training room and again the lifeless dummies seemed to stare at him with an arrogant, empty glimpse.
Again...

"Ah yes, by the way I hate this kind of training. So feel free to let me fight in any real battle until you've got an arena."

Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.38
Keeper Approval: 30
Mood: Relieved
Status: Talking with the Keeper
Quick Summary: Ryan arrived at the dungeon and talked to the Keeper.

ARMofORION
April 6th, 2012, 01:33
The ground shook, waking everything within Keeper Animus's dungeon (Along with scaring an Imp) as the Orc giant Marteal climbs out of the portal. He also makes it in time to hear what he refers to as "The Voice" speak:
"Welcome, creatures. This place may be looking a little unfamiliar for you. That may be because, for the record, I am not Keeper Larquidos, whom you used to belong to. Rather, I used a little diversion, which sent you here, rather than to Larquidos' hideout, wherever he may be. And now, you are to serve me as your new keeper. But don't worry, because I can be a fairly nice Keeper if you work along."

"But enough about that. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Animus, and I've been preparing for this moment for longer than you could even imagine. It is now the time for me, to introduce myself to the overworld as a major threat that they have never seen coming. But I need the force of creatures such as you to do that. If you work along, then I could offer great rewards to you... but if you work against me, then you could risk the punishment coming from my might. Choose wisely."

"In the more preferable case that you'll come and work alongside me, then feel free to make yourself at home... the Lair is to your left. At current state, the dungeon looks a bit humble now, but do not worry... it shall expand itself quite soon."

Although he had little to no clue as to what "The Voice" had told him, he found the Lair due to it's help. He set up his home within it, and begins to wonder around, trying to find a workshop. He searches, and finds none, so he returns to the Lair and sits in his home, nothing more than a bed attached to a totem pole. Once he is sat down, he begins to look for his books containing his forging designs.

MARTEAL SUMMARY:
Health: 98%
Level: 3.1
Mood: Unknown
Gold: 40
Status: Waiting
Summary: Enters and wonders around, failing to find a workshop (Not that there is one), and sits down to refer to his Forging Manual.

Skarok
April 6th, 2012, 01:50
After Pel finally found the entrance he climbed up as fast as he could, uncertain if he finally caught up with the group again.

Those bastards could've waited a few minutes dammit! I hope our loner is here too, that all just looked too much like he tried to get away from me...

As soon as he had reached the dungeon even more bad news reached his ears.

Great, looks like I took the wrong path. But hey, if he talks about us as ex-servants of Larquidos I may found my target again. Anyways...

... but if you work against me, then you could risk the punishment coming from my might. Choose wisely."

Like you would notice what I'm doing before I'm gone. I'm a professional...

Pel made his way into the heart chamber if the new Keeper and took a bow.

"Ah, Keeper Animus. I think I've already heard of you from my sources but I may remember something different... anyways, it's an honor to serve under your command. I'll try to aid you as good as it is even possible, your goals are my goals, your will is my will. Since your dungeon is quite new I don't think there's anything specific you want me to do, so I think I'll just catch up with my old comrades if you allow."

Without even setting up a lair he moved right into the room where all the noise came from, the training room.

There you are... Don't think you'll make it this time.

Pel then entered the room and shouted with a charming voice: "Ryan, glad you made it!"



Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 2.16
Keeper Approval: -10
Mood: Amused
Status: Talking to Ryan.
Quick Summary: Pel introduced himself to the Keeper and tracked down his target again.

Mothrayas
April 6th, 2012, 03:32
Animus looked at his creatures. He was pleased to see they all made the decision to support his cause.

He noticed that first up came the spider twins, Skios and Krua.

"Welcome, spiders. Glad that you are here. You both seem remarkably powerful, and a researcher will be very useful in my dungeon. There's a lot of work to do.

Animus looked at the next creature, Ryan the rogue. He listened to what he had to say to him.

"Glad that you're staying, rogue... I haven't had much trouble yet, but I'll be sure to make you know first when something happens."

The next creature was Marteal who didn't even say anything, but he found the lair himself and then walked around a bit before choosing to go to the lair again. He didn't look like he was the smartest creature out there, but he had more than enough mass to make himself useful.

The last creature appearing was Pel, the other rogue.

"Good, good to see you find it an honor to be under my command. Sure, go ahead with your comrades..."

Animus then assessed the situation. He knew that he'd need to get some new rooms up in his dungeons to keep his creatures busy and working. Ryan mentioned the need of an arena, or combat pit. He also figured out that the thing Marteal was looking for, is a workshop. He also had the ability to build a Casino or Scavenger Room.

So, the first thing he did was command his Imps to do some work. They were tasked to dig out a 5x4 room to the north of the Treasury. He intended for there to be a casino. Certain creatures could use it to stay amused. They also attract Rogues like a goldmine. Animus saw potential coming up in it.

And as for the researching department, Animus saw the most value in getting his Orc to the work that he seemingly wished to do. Traps are, of course, a great advantage should Animus find the need to defend himself from his opponents on his own ground.

Animus watched over his Lair, where the spiders were quietly sleeping. Animus picked up Krua and dropped her in the middle of the Library.

"Krua, was it... as you are the only capable researcher around, I should tell you there's a lot of work to be done. To start with, research the Workshop. I see great strategic value in utilizing traps and doors, and it can keep the Orc at work. Get at it."

Krua quietly grabbed a book off a shelf related to the workshop, and started reading. The room was remarkably quiet, as if there wasn't even any life there.

Animus looked over to his Imps digging. Their scarce numbers meant progress didn't quite hurry up as well as it should. In response to seeing this, Animus created two more Imps to get the deal done.

"Very well... here, a Casino shall be placed soon."

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Keeper Animus

Summary: Said some words to his creatures, contemplated what to build and research, started digging out for a Casino, and dropped Krua in the library for researching the Workshop. Also created 2 Imps. (6 total)

Gold: 16000 (+0, -0)

MeinCookie
April 6th, 2012, 03:53
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

An elderly spider emerged from the portal, grace and poise belying her delicate and feeble physique. She made her way to the Heart.

'"'A greeting Keeper Animus, my name is Spindle. I appear to have... lost... my previous Keeper. Irrelevant... You will find me a loyal and able researcher and ranged spell-caster. I'm sure it will be a pleasure to work together, my dear.'"'

Spindle headed for the Lair and established her own, before proceeding to the library to begin researching

--No doubt it is the Speed spell which is most called for.--

The spider began researching exactly that.

SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Entertained.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Says hello to Animus, sets up bedding in the Lair, begins researching Haste in the Library.

Skarok
April 6th, 2012, 04:04
Ryan & Pel

It wasn't nice for him to have to train with motionless dummies again, but he couldn't complain since this Keeper was obviously new in town. Maybe the merc would do some researching later, but for now he preferred something more exhausting so he could have an excuse to sleep the first time since he left Crystallbarrow. But then he heard Pel's voice.

Damn, can't that bastard simply disappear?

Suddenly, the Keeper was addressing him directly, interrupting his first attempt for an answer.

"Glad that you're staying, rogue... I haven't had much trouble yet, but I'll be sure to make you know first when something happens."

Ryan nodded and already wanted to reply to the annoying voice behind him, as the Keeper spoke again.


"Good, good to see you find it an honor to be under my command. Sure, go ahead with your comrades..."

Fool thought Pel amused without changing his mien. "And sorry if I forgot to mention it, but you can call me Pel. At your service"


"Pel!" Ryan shouted over to him, not even deigning to look at him. "Leave me alone." He hissed dismissive, trying to make sure that the arrogant bastard wouldn't start to annoy him again, nor pulling of something like in Crystallbarrow.

With that Ryan continued his training, switching back to crossbow and using Speed to try out new techniques.


"Sure, there's no need to run away for you like on the way here."

With that Pel moved into a corner of the room and started to train on his own. Still have to set up my lair... Anyways, I can do that always later.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.50
Keeper Approval: 31
Mood: Relieved
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Ryan talked with the Keeper, then with Pel before he started to train again.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 2.18
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Amused
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel talked with the Keeper and Ryan before starting to train

ARMofORION
April 6th, 2012, 13:50
Marteal gets up from his bed, putting his book down. He heads off to the Hatchery, grabbing a bite (or twenty) to eat. He leaves the hatchery after eating way too many chickens, and goes off to train. Upon his entry to the Training Room, he looks around and notices both of the Rogues......And, not caring to remember who they are, he begins to train for any coming battles. On accident, he realizes that he can speed himself up, by casting Speed upon himself, becoming a big green blur in the Training Room

MARTEAL SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.1
Mood: Unknown
Gold: 40
Status: Training
Summary: Eats, then starts Training

Skarok
April 6th, 2012, 14:21
Ryan & Pel

Like I thought... Useless. I need an arena to really try these things out.

With that thought he left the training room and made his way to the Hatchery where he grabbed himself a chicken and quickly roasted it with one of the torches on the wall. After that the merc decided to explore the new dungeon a bit, so he took the way east if the lair. First he spotted a long hallway leading into the direction of the training room again before he saw the only entrance to the heart chamber.

"Nice dungeon design. Easily defensible." he muttered before he continued his trip. Finally at the end of the hallwy he found the treasury and a few meters further imps at their work. But the most pleasent thing he found was a library.

And again I think I'll prefer that over the dummies.

With confident steps entered Ryan the library and nodded into the spiders direction. "Hey there. You know what our new Keeper wants us to research? Or are we free to do whatever we want"


Pel noticed that Ryan left but didn't pay much attention to it. He wanted to prolong his assasination plans anways, this new dungeon could prove itself much more profitable if he stayed for some time. Aside from thinking about his new possibilities he simply continued to train.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.58
Keeper Approval: 31
Mood: Relieved
Status: Waiting in the library
Quick Summary: Ryan left the training room, ate and then looked around the dungeon before he headed to the library.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 2.30
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Amused
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel continued to train

MeinCookie
April 6th, 2012, 15:13
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

Spindle was deep in a book titled, "Dungeon Denizen's Refresher: Spell of Haste", and she looked over it with a slight squint as Ryan the Rogue entered.

"Hey there. You know what our new Keeper wants us to research? Or are we free to do whatever we want"

The Spider issued a deep hacking laugh before responding in is wispy voice.

'"'Who are we, but mere mortal minions, to even guess at the drives and desires of those so mighty? That being said, you can't go amiss with a Speed spell in my book. Say, whats a strapping young lad like you doing in a musty old library like this, anyway? Shouldn't you be out enjoying yourself - working up a sweat in the training room... maybe impressing those impressionable young lady-rogues?'"' Spindle winked and not subtly either; winking subtly is hard with eight eyes.

Her voice took on a faintly sterner undertone - a tone which for the vast majority of people anywhere resonated with half-buried childhood memories of being scolded for playing up. '"'...better bathe after that to, young man. If any of your lot start stinking up the Lair, mark me that I'll know who is to blame. We have to sleep in there to, you know. '"'

Spindle sniffled and returned to her book.

--Nice enough, that Rogue... but a little bit more respect for his elders mightn't go astray. Gods know, I'm probably old enough to be his great great great great great great great great great great great great grandmother by now.--


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Entertained.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Researches Speed, talks with Ryan, continues researching.

Mothrayas
April 6th, 2012, 16:12
Animus noticed he'd need to keep his gold rate up, or else he would run into trouble quite soon. So, he only built a 3x3 Casino in the newly dug out room. The rest would be finished later, when he could afford it well enough.

Animus had discovered that some gold is aimed towards the south. He instructed his Imps to dig a path to the south.

A spider has entered your dungeon.

Animus looked who it is; it was the elderly spider Spindle. Another one capable of research.

The spider then went to the Library and started researching the speed spell. It wasn't of priority, but it was certainly useful, so Animus didn't bother interrupting her in her research.

Then he noticed the rogue, Ryan, also coming in into the Library. He went to Spindle and asked her about the research.

"Hey there. You know what our new Keeper wants us to research? Or are we free to do whatever we want"

The spider gave her response, but then Animus himself interjected.

"Researchers... it's good to see you being at work. And it is good to see you, Spindle, taking the initiative to start researching the Speed Up spell, it's definitively an useful asset to have. But, the current plans for research were to get the Workshop done first. So, Ryan, I'd prefer if you go research that one first. Spindle... it is up to you to decide whether you'll continue researching Speed Up, or if you want to aid in getting the Workshop done sooner."

Animus observed his dungeon further, noticing some of his other creatures working hard in the Training Room.

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Keeper Animus

Summary: Built a 3x3 Casino, and told his researching staff, particularly Spindle and Ryan, what to research.

WORKSHOP progress: 27%
SPEED UP progress: 20%

Gold: 9250 (+0, -6750)

Skarok
April 6th, 2012, 18:42
One of the currently researching spiders started to laugh before she gave Ryan an answer.

'"'Who are we, but mere mortal minions, to even guess at the drives and desires of those so mighty? '"'

"Does that mean yes or..."

'"'"That being said, you can't go amiss with a Speed spell in my book.'

"Alright then. Thanks I guess."

'"'
"Say, whats a strapping young lad like you doing in a musty old library like this, anyway? Shouldn't you be out enjoying yourself - working up a sweat in the training room... maybe impressing those impressionable young lady-rogues?'"'

"Ehm... well I don't like training rooms that much anyways. How can you become better with punching motionless dummies the entire time? I prefer to not spend that much time there, fights in an arena are much better to try out new tactics. And I always liked history, so I became a pretty decent reader I think. It's better for the dungeon anyways if I do some research instead of hitting the dummied unmotivated. And about the latter... first there aren't any other rogues besides an annoying douchebag here and secondly I wouldn't constrain myself on other rogues. Never liked these classifications anyways, in the end I'm still a human if I'm an archer or a rogue."

After that he already wanted to grab a book as the spider begun to speak again, this time with a weird undertone which reminded him quite of what Pel was able to do with his voice to sound convincing.

'"'...better bathe after that to, young man. If any of your lot start stinking up the Lair, mark me that I'll know who is to blame. We have to sleep in there to, you know. '"'

"Uhm... okay." What the hell? Before he could think what he should say the Keeper addressed him and the others in the library.

"Researchers... it's good to see you being at work. And it is good to see you, Spindle, taking the initiative to start researching the Speed Up spell, it's definitively an useful asset to have. But, the current plans for research were to get the Workshop done first. So, Ryan, I'd prefer if you go research that one first. "

Ryan nodded, not in the mood to talk anymore. He felt like he hadn't slept like weeks, though it was only since he left Crystallbarrow.

Alright, so no Speed. Not that it's that much more interesting, but at least in these books are parts about history. By the way, did I drop my name yet? I don't think... Ah yes, Pel came screaming it like an idiot in the training room...

Ryan then grabbed himself a few books about Workshops and leaned himself against one of the shelves while beginning to read.

Hm, maybe my own Speed spell could be useful here? Anyways, only one way to find out... he then casted speed and continued to read, contrary of what he expected he was actually faster than usually. Though that didn't help him to keep his eyes open, fighting against the tiredness was still something he had to do actively on his own.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.58
Keeper Approval: 31
Mood: Tired
Status: Researching the Workshop
Quick Summary: Ryan talked with Spindle before the Keeper told him what to research. He then followed the instructions.

nijuni_kuro
April 6th, 2012, 23:42
Xerina, the Dark Elf

Xerina heard Keeper Animus' message to all of Larquidos' former minions as she was finishing her climb through the Portal. While she was surprised with this turn of events, she was more impressed with Keeper Animus' cunning.

"This does not change much.", she thought to herself, "I do not have any fond memories of my employment to Keeper Larquidos. A change of employer might be a good thing.".

Xerina proceeded to the Dungeon Heart.

"I am Xerina, a well-trained sniper.", she introduced herself to the Keeper, "I hath thought of changing my employee, so thy trickery hath in fact been a blessing. I shall work for thee for the time being.".

Having said that, Xerina left to unpack her stuff in the Lair.

--Summary: Xerina listened to Keeper's introduction, introduced herself, then left to make her Lair.
Health: 100%
Mood: Neutral
Status: Making a home
Location: Lair

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Dranton, the Beetle

Dranton's climb up the Portal's wall was much more stable than his last. After all, he was more experienced at it now. But when he reached the top an unknown voice spoke to him, claiming to have tricked his former masters' minions into coming into his domain.

"What do I do?", Dranton thought, trying his hardest not to panick, "Do I go back and try to warn my former master? Do I stay here and serve the new master? Wait... My old master is probably quite mad at me for not fighting that dragon which tried to kill him... Perhaps I should stick around here? If this new master turns out to be better than the last, I'll stay for good. But if he doesn't, I'm sure my old master would appreciate any information I could bring him about the one who robbed him of part of his army."

After this, Dranton finally regained his composure and managed to speak to the Keeper: "Hail, new master. My name is Dranton. I will serve you well in your battles."

After this Dranton headed to the Lair in order to make his new home, all the while attempting to shield parts of his mind from his new master, so he wouldn't find out about his previous cowardice, nor his undecided loyalties.

--Summary: Dranton decided to serve the Keeper, introduced himself, then went to make a home.
Health: 100%
Mood: Uneasy
Status: Making a home
Location: Lair

MeinCookie
April 7th, 2012, 00:50
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

Spindle had just started reading again when the Keeper interjected, issueing his orders for the Library.

"Researchers... it's good to see you being at work. And it is good to see you, Spindle, taking the initiative to start researching the Speed Up spell, it's definitively an useful asset to have. But, the current plans for research were to get the Workshop done first. So, Ryan, I'd prefer if you go research that one first. Spindle... it is up to you to decide whether you'll continue researching Speed Up, or if you want to aid in getting the Workshop done sooner."

She set aside "Dungeon Denizen's Refresher: Spell of Haste", and moved over to the Workshop section where she climbed up the bookcase and pulled out a book between her pincers.

--If Animus wants a workshop, who am I a humble old spider to argue? The wills and whims of Keepers are there own... dear-oh-dear, dark deities know he'll only attract those uncouth beastly trolls, or worse, bile demons. This place'll stink like a foul cesspit it will.--

Instead of climbing back down the wall-inset bookcase, the spider climbed up to the roof and scuried across it until she reached one of the centre book cases - she dropped down gracefully and began to read from there.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Worried.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Switches to researching Workshop.

ARMofORION
April 7th, 2012, 02:21
Marteal stops attacking for a few seconds, with a thoughtful look on his face. After a few seconds, he walks back to the Lair, grabs his book, and scribbles something down in his Forging Manual. After some scribbling, he gets up and sprints to the Training Room. He stops and peeks in the new room, the Casino, and stares for a few seconds. After a while, he heads to the Training Room, moving too fast to cause the ground to shake. Upon his entry to the room, he starts.....repeatedly head-butting a Training Dummy over and over again, with no reason in it what-so-ever.

MARTEAL SUMMARY:
Health: 100% (SPEED)
Level: 3.3
Mood: Unknown
Gold: 40
Status: Training
Summary: Trains, scribbles, checks the Casino, and continues to train.

KSS
April 7th, 2012, 12:16
Matthew
The Destined, Violent, Male rogue
''The Dark One''

Matthew climbs easily out of the portal and quickly then goes to the dungeon heart room and introduces himself.

''Hello keeper I am Matthew a rogue as you can see I hope your not as dreadful as that keeper tesonu charecter.''

Matthew then goes to the lair makes his bed quickly and eats some chicken then rushes to the training room and starts hitting multiple training dummies.

Health:100%
Location: Training room
Gold:0
Level:1.2
Keeper Approval: 0(neutral)
Mood:Ooh a new keeper
Status:Training
Summary: Matthew enterd the dungeon did the basics and entered the training room and began training
Equipment: A sharp dagger

Skarok
April 7th, 2012, 12:30
Pel finally withdrew his weapons as he begun to get hungry. He decided to take a look at the whole dungeon while grabbing some food.

And I still have to set up my lair... don't want to carry all that stuff around.

The rogue entered the hatchery and grabbed two chickens. he broke their necks and ate them raw while making his way over to the lair. Amused he thought how most humans would refuse to eat their food raw, but he knwe that survival was the key. And it was better to be accustomed to the taste of raw meat before someone had to eat it that way. Pel wouldn't spill it out that day and would have an advantage.

Shortly before he reached the lair another rogue rushed out of the room and nearly knocked him over.

"Bastard!" Pel shouted before entering the lair. he nodded into the direction of the new company before getting to his work. It didn't take him long to set up his things, so he had plenty of time to explore the dungeon before he would have to return to his duties. The rogue walked down the entire hallway with his hands behind his back. The first two rooms that came across him were the portal and the heart chamber, in which direction he nodded before he moved on. The next thing he saw was the library were two spiders and Ryan wasted their time with reading. To his left was a big treasury which he entered and then left through the other exit, but not without taking a short look at all the gold Animus had. After that he noticed a casino to his pleasure.

Aww, that makes it almost too easy.

"Hey Animus, what do you think about a free round in the casino to raise moral? I could skip next payday for that! "

Eventually he followed the last hallway back to the training room where he started to train again, ignoring the orc and surprisingly the human. Though he may be an extremist and would normally take every chance to interact with humans he had no intention in talking with idiots, at least when they acted like idiots to him. With that he drew his sword and started with his training, superior techniques compared to the ones he tried before.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 2.41
Keeper Approval: -10
Mood: Annoyed
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel set up his lair, explored the dungeon and then started to train again.

Evi
April 7th, 2012, 20:55
A skittering was heard from the Portal, it became louder and louder...

A spider has entered your dungeon!

There stood a slightly large spider covered in some strange metal, wearing a odd hat that seems to be wearing down.

"Can't believe they left me there while I was resting..." Ivan mumbled to himself, as he crawls out of the Portal.

Ivan looks forward and sees the Dungeon Heart, but what he also notices that the gems within the floor is yellow instead of red. Ivan was confused by this, but he decides to brush that aside for now, he'll be reunited with his first keeper later on. Ivan skitters to the Dungeon Heart.

"Hello Keeper Animus. I am Ivan." Ivan just plainly said as he then leaves the Dungeon Heart room and goes to the Lair.

Once at the Lair Ivan made his lair, not before Ivan tipping his hat to Xerina as he passes her in the Lair, in the middle, the same ol' hole in the ground with some crystals sticking out of it. Ivan goes into his lair for a moment, and comes back out. With nothing to currently do, specially with no orders, Ivan merely rests at the top of his lair.

Ivan
Health: 100%
Level: 6
Mood: Neutral
Keeper Approval: 0
Gold: 50
Status: Waiting in his lair.
Summary: Ivan enters the dungeon, introduces himself, and makes his lair.

===

A deep, raspy voice echoes from the Portal.

"I do not serve those who fool their own possible minions. Nor will I serve the same Keeper twice. You will not receive my aid this time, should you survive, Animus."

The presence soon disappears.

MeinCookie
April 8th, 2012, 00:30
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

Spindle was studying for the Workshop, cross-checking the efficency ratios of various room sizes between two sources.

--Oh dear... It seems I'll have to get this misunderstanding cleaned up. That isn't right...--

The spider pulled out another pile of books and began an extensive crosscheck of the figures, tracing back sources and look for differences between the room designs to divine the most efficent workshop layout.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Intense Concentration.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Researching Workshop.

Skarok
April 9th, 2012, 17:55
Ryan & Pel


Ryan finished yet another book. Relieved he threw it over to the other four books he finished. Gotta do something different to keep me awake a bit longer With that in his mind he shuffled out of the library and then through the treasury. In the next hallway he stopped for a moment to look at a casino, a room that must've been built not long ago. A few seconds later the merc veered and made his way down the hallway until he entered the training room. Smothering a yawn he slowly walked over Pel who saw him the moment he entered the room. After it was clear to him that Ryan came his direction he stopped and made a step towards him.

"What's up? You're finished with the library?"

"Not exactly" Ryan replied. "I'll go back there in a few minutes. I'd just like to move a bit to not fall asleep in there. Haven't slept since we left Crystallbarrow."

"Then get some rest. Problem solved."

Ryan grinned. "Later after the damn workshop is researched. So, you'd be in for some training?"

Pel shrugged and looked over to the other creatures. "You want to fight in here? Can't you wait 'till we've got a combat pit?"

"No, no real fight. Just a small exercise. You simply parry my attacks and I try to break through your cover. Enough movement and it's better than hitting these damn dummies."

"Hm. Alright. Though I'm surprised you decided to stop with that hostility." With that the two humans drew their weapons. Pel went into his position and made himself ready to repel his counterpart’s attacks.

"You know" Ryan begun while he started to attack Pel. "I didn't want to ever see you again after what you did. But to hell with that, it's like half a decade ago. I'm over it."

"Nice to hear!"

"Doesn't mean we're friends again. I'm still pissed at your little action in Crystallbarrow."

Pel repelled yet another attack before Ryan stepped back. Before he charged again the rogue replied: "Accidents happen. Get over it."

"Accidents..." Ryan muttered before launching another attack. "I didn't notice you. You could've done anything without a problem like knocking me out and yet you ram your weapon through my shoulder.."

"Ah yes, forget about that."

Ryan grinned. "Of course you did." Without a warning he activated speed and broke through Pel's defenses and pressed the point of his sword against his throat.

"I win."

With that he withdrew his weapon and turned around. "Thanks for the opportunity. Pull of something like last time again and I won't hold myself back if we do this again."


"Good to know. And when you're even more calm then now I might even start to tell you the things you want to know..."

Still surprised Pel turned away. That was damn careless of me... Well at least my target won't be that hostile towards me from now on. Will make things easier when I strike. The rogue stretched himself one more time before he returned to his prior actions.


Not much later Ryan entered the library again and quickly searched for another books about the workshop. After he found eight promising ones he activated Speed again and continued where he stopped, this time even faster than before.

I just hope this doesn't take that long from this point.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.62
Keeper Approval: 31
Mood: Moralized
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan left the library and had a quick training exercise with Pel before he continued with the research of the workshop.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 2.55
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Amused
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel continued to train, first with Ryan and then alone.

Mothrayas
April 9th, 2012, 18:43
Animus noticed more creatures entering, and making their lairs.

"Welcome, new creatures. Good to see you come in."

He noticed that some more of these were powerful creatures who came in from Larquidos' dungeon... and then there was another, the rogue Matthew. Matthew appeared to had said something about a "dreadful Keeper Tesonu". Animus knew well about Tesonu's activity in the northern edges of Heavenarius. Were it not a fact that he was quite far away from them, he'd have some noteworthy competition to fight against. It's only fortunate that Northland is a faraway place.

Animus pondered what this Rogue stood for in Tesonu's ranks. The rogue didn't look particularly powerful, so it's unlikely for him to be a veteran of any sort. Tesonu must not really like inexperienced creatures. Such a level of expertise meant he's probably quite a threatening Keeper. It's good that it didn't really matter to him, though.

After this train of thoughts, a voice coming from below, in the Dungeon, interjected.

"Hey Animus, what do you think about a free round in the casino to raise moral? I could skip next payday for that! "

"Eh... Go wild. I don't suppose I'll lose that much from it, and if it pleases you, then go ahead for now. Have fu--"

Animus was suddenly interrupted by the Mentor.

A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: WORKSHOP

"...Well, that is very good. The research staff is quite well on its way."

This reminded Animus of something, so he turned to the Lair for his new creatures, who were resting and waiting there.

"Creatures, it'd be quite helpful, if you could help out anywhere in the Dungeon. You look sufficiently powerful that you don't need training, but there's always room for additional help in the Library, and I'll get a workshop up very soon. Let's not let your usefulness go to waste."

Animus looked at his carefully mapped out dungeon design. He knew where he would place his Workshop.

"Now, I--eh... I need more Imps."

Animus summoned two Imps out of mana sparked through his mighty hand. They ended up on the corridor, south-east of the training room, where the gateway to a new Workshop was going to be.

"You two. Dig out the room for a workshop here."

Animus stretched out all the way to the other end of his reach, where his Imps had found a small gold vein. It was good enough to last him a bit longer, but it wasn't exactly a whole lot to work with, either. However way it was, he'd let his Imps dig out all of it, as gold was something he quite needed at the time.

To finish, Animus returned to the Library.

"Creatures, well done with the research. For now, let's get to continue researching the Speed Spell. It'll surely help us get some other things done faster."

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Keeper Animus

Summary: Told new creatures they can do some things, created two new Imps, starts out digging for a Workshop and is mining gold.

WORKSHOP progress: FINISHED
SPEED UP progress: 20%

Gold: 9762 (+512, -0)

Mothrayas
April 9th, 2012, 21:55
Krua, listening to the commands of the Keeper, put back her book about the Workshop and pulled out a book on the Speed Up spell instead. She quietly continued her researching work.

----

Skios woke up in the lair. He looked around in the lair, where some other creatures were resting, but not much action was happening.

"Well now... let's see what there is to do around here."

Skios wandered about a bit throughout the dungeon aimlessly, finding little he could do around. His stroll eventually led him to the path leading south to where the Imps were mining.

"Bah... there sure is little to do around here."

Skios sat down and watched the Imps run around and do their work. It didn't really interest Skios at all, but something compelled him to keep being there. His spider's sense told him that if anything was going to happen, it would be closest to this location.

Skios felt it would still take quite some time until things happen, though.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: southern corridor
Status: watching imps mine
Mood: bored
Level: 5
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: library
Status: researching
Mood: neutral
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Skarok
April 9th, 2012, 22:42
Ryan & Pel

"Eh... Go wild. I don't suppose I'll lose that much from it, and if it pleases you, then go ahead for now. Have fu--"

Pel looked up and nodded before responding “I’ll come back to it later” After that he continued with his training. Noticing that soon he'd finally be able to come back at one of his favorit tricks. We really need a combat pit soon. He thought. Maybe I can convince the Keeper that he should hurry in that matter.


A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: WORKSHOP

Relieved Ryan threw the book he was currently reading away. Finally some rest.

He didn’t really listen to the rest the Keeper had to say and just picked up a few lines. Anyways, I’ll sleep and then train a long while before getting back in there, really have no intention to do it the next time. Great that a simple training room sucks too…

With that he entered his lair and lay down on his simple bed. With his hands on his weapons he finally passed away.



Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Lair
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.62
Keeper Approval: 30
Mood: Tired
Status: Sleeping
Quick Summary: Ryan left the library and headed to the lair for a quick nap.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 2.68
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Motivated
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel continued to train.

(OCC: This is merely a filler until I get to finish the longer double post)

MeinCookie
April 10th, 2012, 00:36
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:


Spindle had been researching the Workshop.

A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: WORKSHOP

'"'Oh how nice, my work done that is. Very nice, indeed.'"'

Spindle scuttled out of the Library and entered the Hatchery. She cast Hailstorm - filling the room with half-a-dozen chicken corpses before selecting one she liked and heading back to the Library, devouring it on the way.

"Creatures, well done with the research. For now, let's get to continue researching the Speed Spell. It'll surely help us get some other things done faster."

'"'Thankyou, Keeper-dear, I'm right on it - on it like a hellhound. Dedicated is what I am, dear.'"'

The elderly spider entered the room and again picked up a book on Speed.

--Lord knows if I see anyone using this to zip through the corridors when their elders are on the beat, they'll get a stern talking to.--



SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Intense Concentration.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Ate a chicken, left a pile o'dead ones, researching Speed.

Metal Gear Rex
April 10th, 2012, 02:31
Bug, the...
Super Fly!
:fly:

Suddenly out of nowhere, a Fly shot out from the Entrance Portal and rammed itself straight into the ceiling.

A FLY HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON!

The Fly, dazed from going splat on the ceiling, fell straight down and back into the Portal.

A FLY HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON!

...Not too long after, the same Fly could be seen flying back out of the Portal, moving a bit slower and more cautiously this time.

A FLY HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON!

Bug hurt...

"Bug", the Fly began to fly around the dungeon rapidly. He zipped through the Treasury, passed by the Casino, then did a full lap around the dungeon and stopped right at the four-way interception by the Portal, where he began. He appeared to be searching for something...

Where's the Heart? Bug feels lost.

Bug decided to stop this time around and listened, then heard the common Dungeon Heart beating that he had grown so used to. Bug turned, and sure enough, the Dungeon Heart was right there. Right near where he began.

...Bug feel dumb.

You're telling me...

Bug flew over to the Dungeon Heart and stopped right in front of it.

"Greetings Heart! Bug's name is Bug! Bug is a Super Fly. Bug can do many things. Bug reads and works. Bug go do stuff while he waits for directions," Bug introduced himself, "Bug go scout and do other Flying business."

Bug did a full lap around the Dungeon Heart, then began to leave the Heart Chamber. Little did Bug realize that he was being followed... footsteps could be heard behind him... doggy footsteps...

Bug flew over to the interception between the Treasury and the Library. There was an unclaimed path, and Bug decided to follow it. At the end of that path, he found several Imps mining Gold.

Ohh... Shiny.

He watched the Imps mine, paying close attention to one of them. After the Imp he focused on finished mining, Bug flew over to it and abducted it, grabbing it with its little fly legs and lifting it off of the ground. The Imp protested, not understanding what was going on. Bug then quickly flew away from the scene, heading for the Treasury. Imps were fast, but Bug was faster. He was a Super Fly.

Bug reached his destination, and dropped the Imp in the Treasury. The Imp dumped his Gold down, then Bug grabbed him again and transported him back to the mining area. Suddenly, Bug was attacked and tackled into the ground by a Hell Hound! But this... was no real Hell Hound. Merely, a figure of Bug's own imagination.

"Nachos!" Bug called out, looking crazy as he spoke to no one, "There you are! Good doggy!

Why do we have to follow this idiot even after he dies?

This is what you get for being imaginary! Imaginary things are bound to their creator's mind.

Hey you shut up!

Bug :fly:
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Nachos
Location: South Mining Area with Gold
Status: Chilling in the Dungeon

Summery: Bug entered the dungeon, did a full lap around the dungeon, then entered the Heart Chamber and introduced himself. He transported a mining Imp to the Treasury and back, then was tackled by Nachos.

Skarok
April 10th, 2012, 13:15
Ryan & Pel

A bit more relaxed than last time Ryan woke up and turned out. He checked his weapons for a brief moment before he left the lair with confident steps and headed into the direction of the training room. Hopefully something happens here soon. Or we get a combat bit. I'll take anything.


Exactly at the moment where Ryan came out of the hatchery Pel himself stepped out of the training room. He nodded into his direction before asking: "Hey, you’re in for a round in the casino?”

“If you pay for it. No cash here.”

Pel smirked before turning around and moving down the hallway. Ryan considered this an answer and followed him. While they walked down the hallway Pel begun to explain: “Don’t have to. Keeper granted me a free round. Don’t want that much alcohol myself but it’s been a while since I was gambling. A round roulette would be nice. You wanted me to answer some of your questions anyways, so we can do it down there.”

While they entered the room Ryan remained silent until they were in front of the roulette table. “Alright. But I don’t want this to take too long. Still have to train a bit before something major happens here.”

Pel walked over to the other side of the room and grabbed two bottles of beer. As he walked back to the table he threw one to Ryan. “So do I. Like I said, just one game. Ask me whatever you want but after this is over you’ve got to wait until we go down here again. Only difference is that you will pay then.”

That figures…

“Then let’s get started.” While Pel started to make his first bet Ryan begun with his first question. “So how did you find me? Why are you even working for Keepers now anyways?”

Pel set the wheel in motion before looking up to the merc again. He took a quick swig before responding. “Things went to hell since you left. At the end I lost everything and staying down there would’ve been too dangerous. So I’m working for Keepers now, though I never expected myself that something like this would happen.”

“Competition?”

“Yeah. Maybe things would’ve been different if you would’ve stayed. It was a complete mess down there, no wonder I didn’t stand a chance.”

“And what are your plans now?” Ryan asked looking as the pellet begun to slow down. “Revenge? Or are you over it?” Pel took another swig while focusing at the pellet. A few seconds later he smiled.

“Still not rusty. Well, about that… I think I’m done with it completely. I mean I can still continue as a merc like you did. Anyways, your turn.”

Ryan made a step forward and took a quick look at the wheel. “Twenty-seven.” He said and set the wheel in motion, a bit stronger than Pel did. “Oh, we’re willing to take risks? I think we both know how this will turn out.” Ryan shrugged and also took a swig of his bottle. Seeing that Pel already emptied his he offered his own to him.

“Don’t want that much anyways.” Pel nodded and took it. “So, you really think being a merc would fit you?”

“Maybe” Pel replied hesitant. The pellet slowed down again, two more cycle and it would find its spot. “At least for now I see no problem with it.”

“You still haven’t told me how you found me.” “Still had a few sources left when things went to hell.”

Only roughly half a cycle was left when Ryan quickly asked: “Why did you want to find me?” Unfortunately the pellet found its spot exactly the moment he ended his line.

“Twenty-nine. I win.” Pel smirked and deposited the two empty bottles. “Like I said, that’s for the next game.” “That was one round, not a full match.” “It was a full round. I was allowed for one free round and we have to train anyways.”

Ryan shook his head and replied: “Just looks like you don’t want to answer.” “Or that I want to get more money from you... Anyways, see you later!”

“Bastard…” Ryan muttered but slowly made his way up to the training room like Pel. Like before they trained in different spots far apart from each other.


As long as he doesn’t find out my real reason everything is fine. At least I’ll get more opportunities to strike in the future now.



Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.64
Keeper Approval: 34
Mood: Motivated
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Ryan woke up, played a round roulette with Pel in the casino before heading to the training room and doing all the training stuff again.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 2.82
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Thoughtful
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel left the training room, played a round roulette with Ryan before heading back to the training room and training yet again.

Mothrayas
April 10th, 2012, 22:43
Animus was set on getting some of his things done quickly now. He slapped his two Imps digging out the workshop room, for they had to do their job faster. As soon as they finished claiming the new terrain, Animus placed down his valuable workshop in it.

"There, now with that done, the construction creatures can get to work."

Animus suddenly had another idea pop in. He picked up his two Imps that had been working on the Workshop, and dropped them south of the Portal.

"It seems I have been doing quite well attracting creatures from other places... even from the faraway dungeons in the northern lands. I shall see if I can stimulate this further."

After his Imps dug out a few tiles, he placed one tile of Scavenger Room in there.

"Let's see if its magic can help seize in more creatures from other places."

Animus took a look at his gold-mining staff, who had been working hard to get some gold in. Then the Mentor's voice came in.

"A FLY HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON!"

Animus took a look at Bug, the Super Fly. The creature remarked something about reading and working, which was quite impressive for such a creature. Although, even with these proclaimed abilities, it still spouted off a decidedly childlike personality, jetting around like crazy around his heart and his dungeon, and playing around with his Imps.

"...Bug. If it is truly a fact that you can read and work, then there will be enough to do for you. My Library very well needs creatures that can read, so it would be preferable if you could help out there. Right now, it's the Speed Up spell that's being researched. And as for--"

"YOU HAVE TUNNELLED INTO A NEW AREA!"

"Ohhhh... bloody hell. That is most definitely not good. This could possibly compromise the covertness of my being."

Animus looked down to where the breach was. Apparently, the gold led him into a river of lava.

"O...kay... I'm going to need someone to look out here."

Animus looked towards the nearest creature around, which was Skios who was sitting around close by. Animus picked him up and dropped him a bit closer to gold, almost right next to the river of flames.

"Skios. Considering that you've been sitting around there anyway, and there doesn't seem to be much else for you to do, I'll leave you to be on the outlook for any presence around, hostile or otherwise. If something notable happens, then report back to me."

"I... now... Right, the workshop."

Animus called out towards his main dungeon, making himself hearable for nearly all creatures in his presence.

"Now, for anybody who wants to do his work in the new workshop, it would be appreciated to get some Sentry Traps out. These would be quite handy."

Animus looked over some things again, and noticed that his research on Speed Up was progressing very well, being nearly finished.

"Well, what could be next..."

He thought for a moment.

"Well, a Guard Room could be next. I need something to look out for enemy presence to the south. If they find me, then this will go much less smoothly than I had initially planned."

"Also, as a final warning to everybody: Do not dare move out to the lava river without permission. I don't want to let my presence be revealed by misaction of my own creatures."

This was primarily directed at Bug the Super Fly. Animus knew very well how reliable flies tended to be, and Bug's personality proved to not be dissimilar in reliability. Of course, who would know whether he was right or wrong, but it was just to be sure.



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Keeper Animus

Summary: Workshop built. Scavenger tile built. Bug the Super Fly acknowledged. Dungeon exposed to lava river. Skios set to guard said exposion. Commands to workshop to produce Sentry Traps, and to library to research Guard Room after finishing Speed Up.

SPEED UP progress: 78%

Gold: 3270 (+4608, -11100)

Skarok
April 10th, 2012, 23:03
Ryan & Pel

Both rogues looked up as their Keeper suddenly begun to address the whole dungeon.

"Also, as a final warning to everybody: Do not dare move out to the lava river without permission. I don't want to let my presence be revealed by misaction of my own creatures."

Pel looked over to Ryan who shrugged with his shoulders. Pel walked over to his friend and asked him silently: "You know what's going on there?"

"No. He must've dug into a new area. Either he expects someone or is very careful... neither wouldn’t surprise me with such a strategically dungeon design. It simply looks too pressed."

Pel nodded and looked over his shoulder before focusing o the merc again. "Maybe this time we won't miss the action... either way, I'd like to be ready for that. I may check up the river later, not that I could over out there anyways"

Ryan smirked before focusing on his training again. "You don't seem to be very familiar with such situations, eh?"

"I'm not working for Keepers for that long, remember? Anyways, I'll check things later. This may become much more interesting."

At least I hope so... And my cloak tactic will be really useful then. If I get it right until then...



Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.80
Keeper Approval: 34
Mood: Motivated
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Ryan talked with Pel about the lava river and that he wants to check it out later before he continued to train.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 2.97
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Motivated
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel talked with Ryan about the lava river and that he wants to check it out later before he continued to train.

ARMofORION
April 11th, 2012, 00:34
Marteal stopped head-butting the Dummy, and listens to "The Voice" comment upon the things it needs built.
"Now, for anybody who wants to do his work in the new workshop, it would be appreciated to get some Sentry Traps out. These would be quite handy."
"Right. Me gets on that for yous."
For reasons unexplained, he rips the Dummy he was fighting out of its place. He then carries it to the Workshop, listening to the next comment as he speed walks there.
"Well, a Guard Room could be next. I need something to look out for enemy presence to the south. If they find me, then this will go much less smoothly than I had initially planned."
"Me knows someone who could bes good help." He commented before entering the Workshop.
"Also, as a final warning to everybody: Do not dare move out to the lava river without permission. I don't want to let my presence be revealed by misaction of my own creatures."
Although he has no idea what "The Voice" is referring to, he doesn't very much care. He sets the Dummy aside, goes back to his home, grabs his Manual, and returns to the Workshop. With the trap orders placed, he begins his work.


MARTEAL SUMMARY:
Health: 100% (SPEED)
Level: 3.5
Mood: Normal
Gold: 40
Status: Forging
Summary: Listens to the Keeper, goes to forge.
Workshop progress:
Sentry Gun (1/4) 0%Started on first trap

MeinCookie
April 11th, 2012, 00:50
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:


Spindle was still in the library researching Speed. It was time for her nap soon but until then, in here she would be.

'"'These first editions are nice and all Keeper, but many of them are rather out of date...'"' The spider remarked to the empty air. She was so lost in her books she had never noticed Krua enter.

The spider flipped several pages page, all eight-eyes split between four books.

"Well, a Guard Room could be next. I need something to look out for enemy presence to the south. If they find me, then this will go much less smoothly than I had initially planned."

--One thing at a time you, Keeper dear. I sleep at very particular times you know.--

"Also, as a final warning to everybody: Do not dare move out to the lava river without permission. I don't want to let my presence be revealed by misaction of my own creatures."

--Ohhh, somebody will. They always do. --



SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Concentration.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: In the Library, researching your Speedz.

KSS
April 11th, 2012, 10:56
Matthew
The Destined, Violent, Male Rogue
''The Dark One''

Matthew continues to train and potentialy smashes 4 dummbys around him and LEVEL UP


''My lord, Keeper Tesonu isnt that powerful he is well gaurded but right now hes in alot of pain theres a army in his dungeon and if I could I sabatage there sucsess and kill them all but keeper tesonu would have killed me I left because I didn't pay for some stupid wine that tasted HORRIBLE!''

''Anyway my lord have you notice the hot breeze that were getting I get the feeling that theres Lava in our dungeon.''

Matthew decides to follow the breeze and leads him to lava his way to death.
Matthew sees the walls and relises he still has a dagger
Matthew decides to climb across the walls barely touching the lava underneath him the heat which is unbarable is under him so one fall is a molten doom
Matthew makes his way across and sees something in the distance.

Health:100%
Level:2
Mood:If I fall I die
Gold:0
Status:Climbing across dirt walls to get pass the lava
Summary: Matthew levels up talks to the keeper and feels hot breeze he goes over climbs dirt walls and sees something in the distance
Equipment A sharp dagger
Keeper approval:0 (but after ive done this probly -500)

Skarok
April 11th, 2012, 11:53
Ryan & Pel

Pel started another simulated attack on the dummy in front of him, knowing he already should be one level further. Thus he changed his maneuvers in the last two seconds and rolled himself behind the dummy while cloaking himself. Not a second later a loud *CRACK* could be heard all over the training room as Pel split it top down.

"Hey Pel, you fell through the floor or you've learned your cloak trick again?" Ryan shouted from the other side of the room.

Pel got back on his feet again and walked towards Ryan, halfway there the invisibility wear off.

"Guess. Next time we fight in the combat pit you won't have an advantage anymore. Anyways, I'm checking out on the lava river, you're in?"

Ryan shrugged but then turned away. "I'm sticking with training, maybe I'll help out with the research later on."

Pel nodded and turned around, he already was about to leave the training room, but suddenly the stupid rogue who jostled him begun to talk about nonsense to the Keeper, it weren't even really sentences, merely words put in some weird order.

The rogue looked over to Ryan who just shook his head before focusing on the training again.

''Anyway my lord have you notice the hot breeze that were getting I get the feeling that there’s Lava in our dungeon.''

"NO SHIT? Hell, what did Animus talk about just a minute ago?!?" And like the dungeon belongs to anyone besides the Keeper...

Pel smirked and left the room, heading over to the hatchery first and grabbing himself a chicken. Like always he broke its neck and ate it raw before throwing the rest back to the floor. He then walked down the long hallway again, but this time instead of turning left he entered the new hallway. Carefully he stepped towards the entrance to the lava river, ready to cloak himself by any sign of danger. But what he saw there wasn't dangerous; it was the manifestation of stupidity. The idiot from earlier really tried to climb on the dirty wall over the lava! All he could do was face palming. And he really face palmed hard.

"What the hell? You dumbfuck! Get the hell back in the dungeon; you didn't listen to what Animus said?"

On the other hand... Maybe he'll fall in the lava!

Unable to do anything he really wished he would have Ryan's weaponry right now.

"Fine, Animus you've got a problem here! I would shoot him down if I'd have a crossbow, but since that's impossible you should deal with this problem."

To hell with this stupidity! You can be insane and survive just fine, but being dumb like that and surviving this long? Nearly deserves a medal...

With fast steps Pel moved back into the dungeon, hoping he could forget all this disgrace to humanity by splitting dummies again.


While Pel was out to check on the lava river Ryan withdrew his weapons and walked down to the library again. He already wanted to enter it as Pel came back from the new hallway again.

"And?"

"I don't want to be a rogue anymore..." Pel muttered without stopping.

"... Okay." Ryan entered the library and tried to remember his Keeper's commands. "Speed spell, wasn't it?" He then searched for a few books and begun reading, casting Speed on himself like last time.



Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.95
Keeper Approval: 34
Mood: Confused
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Ryan talked with Pel, went to the library, talked with Pel again and then begun to research.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.10
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Disappointed
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel talked with Ryan, explored the new hallway to the lava river, yelled at Matthew's stupidity and told Animus about the ongoing bollocks before going to train again.

Mothrayas
April 11th, 2012, 20:41
A NEW SPELL HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: SPEED UP

"Good. Well, I told you creatures what will be next - a guard room."

Animus cast Speed Up on Krua and Spindle. It seemed Ryan didn't need it, as he had his own speed up methods.

"Now, you all, let's get it going quickly."

Animus looks at his dungeon. He looks at one rogue named Matthew, outside the breach, who's somehow managing to climb along a wall with a single dagger.

"Matthew? You idiot, what the hell are you doing?"

This creature needed some direct punishment. Animus gave a hard slap to Matthew, knocking him off the wall, and into the lava. He then picked the partially burnt body out of the river and dropped him on the ground next to it, right next to Skios.

"Your treason and inability to follow orders will not be taken lightly. I told you very clearly not to go out without permission."

"Skios. If you're a loyal minion, then I task you now to take care of punishing this worthless unit. Make him feel his regret, and feel it hard and painfully."

Animus looked away from the scene for a moment, focusing back upon his dungeon. He realized his Scavenger Room would need to be larger, so as to be more effective. He let one Imp dig out another block to expand the room's size.

"There, now that is done. Now let's hope those traitors are done with their actions..."



Skios noticed Matthew being dropped next to him, his body in burns from the lava that he had seemed to have fallen in. He then got the command to punish this miserable unit for his treason. Skios had a grin on his face. He spoke to Matthew, who was still lying on the ground.

"So, puny human, you decided to go directly against the Keeper's orders? If there's one thing I have learned about Keepers, is that disloyal minions will have it bad. And now let me make it clear to you just how bad.

Skios crawled right on top of Matthew's right leg, and bit him right in the upper leg, penetrating the human's skin as deep as he could. He pulled out his fangs.

"Well? Feeling regret yet? Whatever way, I'm going to like this."

Skios repeated his action on Matthew's left leg.

"And don't you dare run away now, or I'll hunt you down."



Upon hearing the spell was done researching, Krua switched over to researching the Guard Room. The speed up spell increased the efficiency of her research further.

Skios & Krua summary: Skios started biting Matthew in the legs as a punishment for his actions. Krua started researching the Guard Room, with Speed Up applied from the Keeper active.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: mining area
Status: torturing Matthew
Mood: excited
Level: 5
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: library
Status: researching
Mood: neutral
Level: 6
Gold: 0



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Keeper Animus

Summary: Speed Up finished, cast on both Spindle and Krua. Slapped Matthew into the lava, picked him out of it and left him to Skios for punishment. Scavenger Room expanded.

GUARD ROOM progress: 0%

Gold: 1842 (+3072, -4500)

Metal Gear Rex
April 11th, 2012, 21:04
Bug, the...
Super Fly!
:fly:

OOC (As I learned my post won't interfere with the above)

"...Bug. If it is truly a fact that you can read and work, then there will be enough to do for you. My Library very well needs creatures that can read, so it would be preferable if you could help out there.

Bug did not waste time on another thought, and immediately sped off for the Library.

"Reading time! Reading time!" Bug shouted as he buzzed through the dungeon, in the direction of the Library.

"Right now, it's the Speed Up spell that's being researched."

"Yay! Reading!" Bug arrived in the Library, then grew completely silent save for his overly active wings.

There were various Spiders in the Library already. And Bug, although young, innocent, and formerly a Beetle, knew exactly what Spiders did to Flies.

I think we better-

YOU HAVE TUNNELLED INTO A NEW AREA!

Bug was out of there in milliseconds, heading for his starting point.

"Bug go explore instead!" Bug told Animus.

Bug flew all the way out to the Lava, stopping just before it. The dungeon wasn't exposed to the lava for long, and already Bug felt its intense heat, on his wings in particular.

Bug doesn't know if Bug should go out there...

Can I push?

Nachos' left head is suddenly smacked by the right.

"Now, for anybody who wants to do his work in the new workshop, it would be appreciated to get some Sentry Traps out. These would be quite handy."

"Also, as a final warning to everybody: Do not dare move out to the lava river without permission. I don't want to let my presence be revealed by misaction of my own creatures."

"...Looks like Bug isn't supposed to. Bug go work then," Bug said aloud to himself, before spotting Matthew try and head out, "Huh? Where you going Rogue? Keeper said we don't move out to the Lava!"

Matthew seemed to ignore Bug, however.

"...Fine! Bug ignore Rogue too if Rogue ignore Bug! Bug go work!" Bug shouted at Matthew.

Bug zipped off back into the main dungeon, searching for the Workshop. During his lap around the dungeon from earlier, Bug had already noticed a room being mined out. Bug presumed it would be the Workshop, so he headed there. He found an Orc already there working. Bug, slightly upset from being ignored, didn't want to talk and instead began working on a Sentry Trap from scratch. He buzzed around the room, lifting various materials from various locations and dumped them into a single pile. Once done, he began to somehow go to work.

It wasn't easy for a Fly to build a Sentry Trap. But that is why Bug was a Super Fly.

Isn't there some sort of law to prevent underaged children from working? Or am I missing something?

Who cares? The longer he works, the longer I'm free.

Bug the Super Fly :fly:
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Nachos
Location: Workshop
Status: Manufacturing a Sentry Trap

Summery: Bug entered and left the Library, about to explore but stopped. He told Matthew they weren't supposed to head out, then left for the Workshop.

Sentry Trap Progress: 4%

Mothrayas
April 11th, 2012, 21:58
A demonic beast came out of the portal. It turned out to be a hellhound. A two headed dog from the pits of hell, known for their loyalty yet also for their fierceness.

"Why did you have to decide to bring us here? In another dungeon? I was liking my freedom!"

"Come on, where else do you suppose they have good chicken? We're not going to have to look for our food ourselves again."

"Fine. Still not into all that stuff about 'loyalty' though. What are we, some kind of slave?"

"Quiet. You know that not obeying keepers leads to a lot of trouble."

The hellhound walked on towards the Dungeon Heart. The left head decided to speak up first.

"Greetings, Keeper. My name is Ouroboros, and this piece of-- er, head next to me is called Ragnarok. We have been serving Dungeon Keepers--"

"Against our wi--"

"Shut up -- Serving Dungeon Keepers for ages. We will not disappoint you with our services. I know exactly how Keepers like their creatures."

"Yeah, stuck up and kissing the Keeper's a--"

"SHUT UP RAGNAROK, you're ruining everything! Anyway, we'll be sure to be loyal assets to your dungeon."

They turned around.

"ARE YOU DONE? I'm bored like crap. I feel like burning something."

"Oh, sure. Let's go to the training room. Keepers li--"

"I DON'T CARE ABOUT KEEPERS, JUST ABOUT BURNING STUFF. But alright, then."

They ran off to the training room and started assaulting a training dummy. Ragnarok also set it on fire with his flame breath.

Summary: Ouroboros and Ragnarok introduced themselves, then started training in the training room.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 100%
Location: training room
Status: assaulting training dummy / burning said training dummy
Mood: happy / instigated
Level: 1
Gold: 0

KSS
April 11th, 2012, 22:24
Matthew
The Violent, Destined, Male rogue
''The dark one''

Matthew turns on fire after being slapped into the lava but doesnt seem that lava onley burnt him as he was dropped next to the odd creature he was tortured.
Matthew gets the after taste of that wine(read northland iceland post) and matthew pukes all overs skios face Which messes up the spiders 8 eyes matthew gets the quick chance to get the spider of his leg and he readys for an attack.

''Come At me spider!''

Matthew is very hurt but he cant lose his concetration because of the adrenline in him.

Health:35%
Mood:O god.
Level:2
Gold:0
Keeper Approval:-300
Status: puking on to skios and escaping
Summary: Matthew is slapped in lava and is began being totured. matthew pukes on skios and takes the quick change to get the spider of his leg then Matthew readys for battle.
Location:Lava pits
Equipment: A molten dagger.

MeinCookie
April 12th, 2012, 03:51
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:


Having finished researching Speed, Spindle felt that for now he job was done. She entered the corridor and headed down to the lair for her scheduled slumber, vowing to make any creature who interupted her sleep sorry.

Upon entering the Lair she sniffed the dungeon air suspiciously, before heading over to her bedding - apparently satisfied.

'"'I'll be back promptly, Keeper - at salamander's hour.'"' The spider remarked once more to the empty air.

Spindle reclined shutting all but one of her eyes, which swiveled absent-mindedly around the lair.

--A messy, uncleanly dungeon marks a messy, uncleanly mind marks a messy, uncleanly defeat. You'd best make sure your creatures keep in line, Keeper. You'd best. --


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Relaxed.
Status: Sleeping.
Quick Summary: In the Lair, Sleeping like a Spider.

KSS
April 12th, 2012, 09:14
Matthew
The Destined, Violent, Male rogue
''The Dark one''

Matthew waits for the spider responce and sees a quick way out but all he would need is 1 web.
Matthew then notices how much pain his in after having to keep his mind intact matthew faints to the ground and is bleeding.

Gold:0
Health:35(soon to be 10 because of blood loss)
Level:2
Keeper Approval:-300
Mood:Owwwwwwwwwwwww
Status:Unconcious
Equipment:A molten dagger
Summary: Matthew falls uncocious after losing his stance in a fight against skios the spider

Skarok
April 12th, 2012, 12:45
Ryan & Pel

A NEW SPELL HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: SPEED UP

Finally!

"Good. Well, I told you creatures what will be next - a guard room."

... Better than spells.

Ryan stood up and brought his current books back while looking out for some new ones about the guardroom. Surprisingly there weren't that many, which would mean that id most likely wouldn't need that long to research the room. Or that more books where between irrelevant stuff and the merc would have to search through all of it later when the current ones weren't enough. Regardless, Ryan took the stuff he needed and lay it down beside him while he begun with the first book, like always using his speed spell to increase his efficiency.


Pel started to grew tired of fighting against dummies; it wasn't surprising that most other creatures were doing different things after a short amount of time. But regardless of how much he wanted to do something different, he couldn't really manufacture nor research, though he was able to read. But so damn slow that he'd only be a burden to Animus research team. So Pel did the only productive thing he could at the moment, training the entire day over and over again.

I really hope we'll get a combat pit at least anytime soon. But maybe I should try to get better work before it's available.

Pel stopped for a moment and looked up to the ceiling. "Hey Animus, are you planning on getting a combat pit soon? I'm sure your dungeon would benefit from it! And by the way, I'd like to volunteer for any scouting mission out there when you need someone. I'm sure my cloak ability would be helpful to get you Intel without being detected. I’d also do some guarding, anything that would be productive and a bit variation from training."

And I'm sure I could get a bit extra coins that way.

He then continued with his task, hoping the Keeper would answer him soon.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.95
Keeper Approval: 34
Mood: Motivated
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan followed Animus new research order.

Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.26
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Tense
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel asked Animus about a few things before he continued to train, the only useful thing he could do for the moment .

Mothrayas
April 12th, 2012, 18:33
Animus saw a Hellhound come in. Animus was pleased, for Hellhounds are generally well known for their loyalty to their masters... they are definitely a whole different kind of breed than those such as the treacherous rogue he had been dealing with.

While the hellhound introduced itself, what was most apparent was how the two heads tended to clash with each other. He hoped that they would be able to keep each other in check, preventing them from doing crazy things. But one of them had sworn allegiance and loyalty, and one loyal one between them would be good enough, if he could keep the other one in check. But it looked like he could.

More critically, Animus looked at the rogue Matthew. He apparently managed to escape from Skios, although not without injuries. Clearly they had a fight, so Skios had at least attempted to do his job well. Next up, Matthew passed out and fell down to the ground.

"Good work, Skios. It's good that there is still some loyalty to be seen with my servants. But keep an eye on that rogue... I don't trust anything of him for one bit. But, I am sure you can handle him."

Then, Animus heard the voice of Pel, calling onto him again.

"Hey Animus, are you planning on getting a combat pit soon? I'm sure your dungeon would benefit from it! And by the way, I'd like to volunteer for any scouting mission out there when you need someone. I'm sure my cloak ability would be helpful to get you Intel without being detected. I’d also do some guarding, anything that would be productive and a bit variation from training."

"Pel... There are definitely plans to get a combat pit sooner or later. But it will take time to research a high class room like that, and it's also hideously expensive, and I cannot cover that until I've found more riches in this shallow realm. So, you will have to wait for now."

"And if you want to do anything else than training... well... I have seen you noticed the rogue attempting to go out without command. He's now lying somewhere down there, unconscious. If you want, you can go make clear to him, when he wakes up, how much we appreciate such traitorous actions like that. If you do, be sure not to kill, him, though. Nobody has any use of a dead body at this moment. While you are there, you can also go guard in that location. I hope not to find any hostile presences there, but if it happens, be sure to report to me, and combat the threat if necessary."

Animus looked down, and waited while things happened... while Imps were digging the little gold that was still there... while researchers were working hard... while Marteal and Bug were working in the workshop... It was all a matter of waiting at this point.

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Keeper Animus

Summary: Responded to Ouroboros & Ragnarok, commented to Skios regarding Matthew, responded to Pel, and waited while things happened.

GUARD ROOM progress: 53%

Gold: 4402 (+2560, 0)




Skios was suddenly thrown off by Matthew who just had to barf right into his face.

"Ew, gross."

Skios wiped the human barf off of himself.

''Come At me spider!''

The rogue prepared a battle stance, and seemed ready to fight despite his burns and other injuries.

"What, you think you can take me on? Look at you, you're weak and you're about to fall down."

Matthew then fell down unconscious.

"See, I told you you'd fall down. Weak..."

Skios then decided to wait for Matthew to wake up. He moved closer to the lava edge, which he initially used to guard. However, despite that, he kept a steady look at Matthew at all times, in case he'd wake up and try something funny. Skios knew he couldn't let him go unchecked by this point.

Summary: Skios taunted Matthew before he passed out, and then waited for Matthew to wake up.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: lava exposion
Status: waiting for Matthew to wake up
Mood: excited
Level: 5
Gold: 0

Skarok
April 12th, 2012, 19:36
Pel stopped and inhaled fresh air five seconds before charging at his target again, trying out another maneuver involving his cloak ability. Yet again a loud 'CRACK' filled the room and where a dummy stand just a second ago, was Pale amidst its remains.

I really shouldn't do these things that often... now we've got three destroyed dummies here. What we need is a-

"Pel... There are definitely plans to get a combat pit sooner or later. But it will take time to research a high class room like that, and it's also hideously expensive, and I cannot cover that until I've found more riches in this shallow realm. So, you will have to wait for now."

... Combat pit. Well that just sucks.

"Unfortunate, but understandable. Thanks for letting me know."

"And if you want to do anything else than training... well... I have seen you noticed the rogue attempting to go out without command. He's now lying somewhere down there, unconscious. If you want, you can go make clear to him, when he wakes up, how much we appreciate such traitorous actions like that. If you do, be sure not to kill, him, though. Nobody has any use of a dead body at this moment. While you are there, you can also go guard in that location. I hope not to find any hostile presences there, but if it happens, be sure to report to me, and combat the threat if necessary."

Pel smirked while thinking for himself: Looks like I'll at least have a bit more fun now.

"I'll get to that. Beating up scum would make for a nice change. And of course I'll also look out for enemies and try everything so you can stay under the radar for the moment. May be rough for the traitor if I've got to drag him back into the dungeon quickly when enemies show up, but for me no problem."

He then left the training room with fast steps, hoping to get to said scumbag before he could get back up and throw himself into the lava without Pel being there to enjoy the show. And I hope that I'll find enemies there. Would make for a nice change of pace.

As the rogue left the training room he turned left, noticing two other creatures in it.

Bah, no humans. No need to other with them, but... hey, I can make the life of that idiot a hell lot harder! Pel entered the room, needing only a few seconds to come up with a proper speech.


"Hello my jolly comrades! I don't know if you noticed all this fuss but it seems like we've got a traitorous rogue here and I'd like to ask you to be suspicious of him so he can't harm the dungeon! Orc, I don't mean my friend Ryan who you should know and for you fly, it's the rogue without a crossbow who can't really talk. Another thing is that the traitor wears, unlike me and Ryan, a helmet, so keep that in mind before you act. Aside from that, keep up the good work, it may be needed in the future!"

And now out of here...

With that, without waiting for a response he quickly left the workshop and moved further down the hallway. After he made it through the treasury he took a brief look into the with spider filled library and thought about talking to them about the traitor too, but he then decided otherwise and turned left. Ryan disliked the other rogue anyways and he could use him to spread the word later. Upon approaching the entrance to the lava river Pel already spotted the unconscious traitor. With confident steps he made his way over to him.

Pel grabbed the wounded rogue at his throat and starred into his eyes with glaring eyes, smirking while shaking him, his other hand as a fist ready to punch him. "Hey scumbag, time to wake up!" His intimidating voice wasn't enough to wake Matthew up however. Pel let go of him and turned around to look over the area like he was supposed to while noticing yet another spider.

Man, are there no other humans here?

"Hey there... Skios? Animus sent me down here to help with the guarding and I'm sure as hell in when that scum over there wakes up. You're okay with that? I'm sure that guy deserves more than just one beating anyways."

Before the spider could reply Pel walked over to the river and took a quick look around to make sure to have everything inside his field of view, the river and the traitor, before turning in Skios direction again.


Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Near the lava river
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.50
Keeper Approval: -11
Mood: Eager
Status: Looking over the area and monitoring Matthew's status, ready to act when he gets back up
Quick Summary: Pel followed Animus suggestions and made his way back to the lava river. He then investigated the situation, talked with Skios and found a good place to observe the area and the traitor.

ARMofORION
April 12th, 2012, 22:57
Marteal glances up to see a fly buzz in and start working. The fly wasn't moving as slow as he thought it would. He then realized that Speed had worn off, and decided that another cast of it could wait. He continues forging until a Rogue by the name of Pel enters, and comments:
"Hello my jolly comrades! I don't know if you noticed all this fuss but it seems like we've got a traitorous rogue here and I'd like to ask you to be suspicious of him so he can't harm the dungeon! Orc, I don't mean my friend Ryan who you should know and for you fly, it's the rogue without a crossbow who can't really talk. Another thing is that the traitor wears, unlike me and Ryan, a helmet, so keep that in mind before you act. Aside from that, keep up the good work, it may be needed in the future!"
As Pel leaves, Marteal attempts to remember what he was working on. He shrugs, and continues to work on a new Sentry Gun. He looks to where he kicked the Crate at, but it was already gone, trailing behind an Imp already.

MARTEAL SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.5
Mood: Normal
Gold: 40
Status: Forging
Summary: glances at Bug, listens to the Pel, continues forging
Workshop progress:
Sentry Gun (2/4) 0%

KSS
April 13th, 2012, 00:39
Matthew
The Violent, Destined, Male Rogue
''The Dark One''

Matthew becomes concious after hearing the sounds of hammers smashing iron Matthew gets up and see's the spider he was going to fight. Matthew decides stab the wall and leave his dagger and limps of to the hatchery.
Matthew eats about 6 chickens since he hasnt had food forever.
Matthew heads over to the lair and many imps run past him matthew just ignores them and matthew collapse on his bed but pretending he was alsleep.

Health:10%(bleeding still)
Level:2
Mood:Must stay awake.
Gold:0
Hunger:35%
Equipment:Nothing
Keeper Approval:-300
Fatigue:100%(That means that my charecter has to sleep)
Summary: Matthew gets up after being uncoucious stabs his molten dagger into the wall walks off eats 6 chickens and pretends to fall alsleep on his bed.

MeinCookie
April 13th, 2012, 05:49
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

Spindle cracked open her remaining eyes. It was time to get up. She took another sniff of the air in the lair.

--Time to go and give my combat spells a refresher.--

The Spider rose, but instead of heading for the Library she diverted to the Training Room. She found herself a quiet corner and began practicing with Hailstorm spells, restricting their power so as not to hit any other creatures that might be Training still.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1.2
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Fine.
Status: Trainings.
Quick Summary: Wakes up, goes to Train.

Skarok
April 13th, 2012, 13:35
"Hey there... Skios? Animus sent me down here to help with the guarding and I'm sure as hell in when that scum over there wakes up. You're okay with that? I'm sure that guy deserves more than just one beating anyways."

"Oh, sure. Go wild. He ain't even really worth my time anyway. Give him another beating if you feel like it."

Pel nodded, a dark grin could be found on his lips. He then took a look over the lava, trying to find anything useful behind the river of molten stone. Unfortunately the steam made it hard to look that far away, so like the first time here he couldn't really make out anything useful.

But then the traitor drew his attention on him again, it seemed like he was getting up, not noticing Pel while he rammed his dagger against the wall.

What a fool He thought as he saw him disappearing in the hallway. To Skios he said: "Will be a better punishment if the others in the dungeon see him getting beaten up I'll follow him and deal with him when he's in the lair or something"


Skios nodded.

"The Keeper told me to stay here... you can have fun all you want with him. I'll be here."

Skios turned around, looking at the view of the bright red magma river.

<<Glad I don't have to deal with that useless little pest anymore...>>


Pel left the spider behind as he quickly went after Matthew. It wasn't that hard to catch up to someone who couldn't even walk straight anymore, so Pel had it very easy. The rogue remained silent as he followed his target into the hatchery, but unfortunately it looked like he wouldn't have any audience here besides the food. Waiting at the entrance Pel cloaked himself and pressed his body against the wall. He had to wait a few minutes until Matthew was finished with his disgusting act that someone merely could recognize as eating. After that the traitor left the room, was less than a meter away from Pel as he stepped through the entrance. Pel just starred at them like any hunter would with his prey the moment before the strike. It didn't take long for the traitor to fall asleep; it was nearly identical to the moment where Pel's invisibility wore off.

With slow steps he entered the lair himself now, taking a brief look around before he decided to talk to the other creatures in here first. "This comrades, is how a traitor gets punished here! Take notes for when you may have to do this to this scumbag!"

Pel then went over to Matthew, smirking while his right hand formed a fist.

I'm going to enjoy this!

His right hand then slammed hard into Matthews face.


Pel Summary
Health: 99%
Location: Lair
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.51
Keeper Approval: -10
Mood: Satisfied
Status: Beginning to stave Matthew
Quick Summary: Pel talked with Skios about the traitor and took a look around the lava river for a moment before following the traitor who got back up. In the lair he then begun to attack him in front of his comrades to embarass him even more.

Skarok
April 13th, 2012, 15:50
Alright, that's it. Ryan thought while bringing back the last of his books. There sure as hell have to be more books about the guard room... somewhere

With a acute glance over the shelves he tried to make sure that he didn't left out any books. After finding none the merc sighed. Guess I'll really have to search through them then. Not really entertaining. Anyways, off to the hatchery first.

Ryan turned around and made his way out of the library while taking out his crossbow. The way down the hallway he looked over it to see if it had to be repaired, it's been some time since he last checked it. To his satisfaction it was still alright. Before entering the hatchery he quickly loaded one of his bolts and upon entering the room it already pinned a chicken down.

Sadly that's nothing compared to a real hunt. Would be nice to have to pin down a real target under pressure again.

Ryan then grabbed the bolt and roasted the chicken on it on one of the nearby torches. After eating half of it he drew out the bolt and threw the remains away.

I think a quick training session won't be that bad either. He thought and walked over to the training room. In there he nodded into the direction of his companions, but ignored them after he found a place from where he could target the dummies with his crossbow. Ryan didn't need more than 10 minutes until every dummy surrounding him had plenty of bolts in its head. To his pleasure Ryan didn't even missed once, but that wasn't surprising since he simply had to shoot unmoving objects. The merc needed another five minutes to get all of the bolts back, before he wandered off to follow his primarily task again.

Now comes the fun part...

Upon entering the library he had to search through some of the shelves and needed quite some time to find more books about the guard room. But after he possessed a fair share he continued with what he was supposed to.



Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.05
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Motivated
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan left his task for a snack in the hatchery and a bit training before he returned.

Mothrayas
April 13th, 2012, 22:11
A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: GUARD ROOM

"Ah, how convenient to have such an efficient and hard working researching team."

Animus commanded his Imps to widen the mining area, allowing for a 3x3 Guard Room to fit in. When this was done, he built it there.

"There. Now the creatures will know to have a lookout there."

In the meantime, he looked at what happened with Matthew. He appeared to be knocked out by Skios, but then he woke up, rid himself of his dagger, and walked off to his lair. He also saw Pel follow him afterward, and then punch him while he was sleeping. If it were anyone else than Matthew, then Animus would probably have cared about him. But in this case, he didn't.

"Attacking the traitor in his sleep... You don't leave him any rest, do you, Pel? In any case, he looks very weak now... Really, try not to kill him. He can't properly learn his lesson if he's dead."

Realizing that the research staff was probably still waiting for new orders, he came over to there.

"Research the... Prison next. I will be needing it in case enemies may appear and be defeated... enemy prisoners are always useful. I will also be... needing it, in case someone's too unreliable to leave walking around unchecked. Now get to work."

(Krua started researching the Prison)

Animus then looked at his gold reserves. There was almost no gold left to mine, and what he had in the treasury wasn't especially rich either. He'd have to be careful with his gold now, for he didn't know where else he could find gold in the nearby area, and if he ran out completely, then he'd have a large problem.

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Keeper Animus

Summary: Built Guard Room, saw what Pel was doing with Matthew, told researchers to research Prison.

GUARD ROOM progress: FINISHED
PRISON progress: 0%

Gold: 2586 (+3584, -5400)



Ouroboros & Ragnarok decided to stop training for a while, and realized they still had a lair to make. So they ran off to the lair to do that first.

When they arrived in the lair, they just happened to see Pel come in, approach Matthew and punch him while he was sleeping. Both Ouroboros and Ragnarok looked at the scene.

"Wait, the hell's he doing?"

"Looks like he's punching that guy in the face."

"Thank you, Captain Obvious. I meant, the hell is he doing attacking that other guy like that?"

"Wait, don't act. I suppose they have their reasons."

The hellhound then heard the comment from Animus pass over, about the traitor learning his lesson.

"Ooh, so that one guy being punched is a traitor."

"Y'know, I really dislike traitors."

"Y'know, I really feel like taking a piss. Really badly now. So, should we..."

"Oh, alright. Have it your way."

"C'mon, it'll be fun!"

The hellhound dashed forward, and stopped just to the right side of Matthew, who was still lying in his lair. The hound stretched up its left leg, and then peed right on Matthew's face. After they were done, they walked off elsewhere into the room, and created their lair.

"Okay, I have to admit. That was funny."

"See? I told you!"

The hellhound then ran off again, back into the training room. Ouroboros and Ragnarok continued to maul on a training dummy, with the occasional flames to go with it.

Summary: Ouroboros and Ragnarok ceased training for a moment to go to the lair, saw Matthew, heard about him, pissed on him as a result, made their lairs and then decided to go back to training.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 100%
Location: training room
Status: assaulting training dummy / also assaulting training dummy
Mood: amused / also amused
Level: 1
Gold: 0

KSS
April 14th, 2012, 02:29
Matthew
The Violent, Destined, Male Rogue
''The Dark One''

Matthew wasn't alsleep as the creatures thought after knowing he was being followed he was punched right into the face and matthew opens his eye to 1 creature and alot of piss on him disgusted but in matthews uperhand matthew had a bouncy bed and he bounced away and couciend himself on another lair and then he tried to get away to somewhere he could hide he ran with all of his adrenalin he disapeard into the hatchery. Matthew then gave a shout

''LEAVE ME ALONE''

The shout was so loud that it made a chickens head blowup Matthew ran to the libary and rested in a corner. Matthew had a great plan after he rememberd he had the chickens blood in his mouth he decided to fake his almost death so the keeper would stop all the other creatures hopefully or someone would help him. Matthew began puking out chicken blood which looked like it was his own but while he was doing this he noticed some of his wounds were healing kind of.

Health:19%
Keeper Approval:-300
Mood:Heh ill trick them.
Status: puking chicken blood
Hunger:40%
Fatigue:100%
Gold:0
Equipment:Nothing
Summary:Matthew was still awake he jumped out of his bed ran thought the hatchery disapeared then shouted ran to the libary and thought of a plan and started puking chicken blood also some of his wounds healed a bit.

Skarok
April 14th, 2012, 09:24
Ryan & Pel

"Attacking the traitor in his sleep... You don't leave him any rest, do you, Pel? Pel's only reply was a dark grin on his face.

"In any case, he looks very weak now... Really, try not to kill him. He can't properly learn his lesson if he's dead."

The rogue nodded walking over to his own lair as a hellhound entered the room. Pel couldn't resist watching what he was going to do, considering that he walked into the direction of the traitor. But what then happened was simply hilarious; the creature really took a piss right on the top of Matthew, everything in his already disfigured face. Normally Pel would've been disgusted by this but right now the only thing he could do was breaking out in laughter. He needed nearly one full minute to calm himself down, but after that the rogue finally made his way over to his bed and tried to get some rest. That wasn't easy in the beginning, considering the traitor begun to scream like an idiot again.

Shut the hell up, brat! Pel thought before it finally became silent.


Ryan looked up from one of the new books about the prison as someone approached the library. The stupid rogue from earlier entered the room, but that wasn't all, he spitted blood all over the area.

Disgusting... Ryan thought and hoped the idiot would leave as fast as he came.

Unfortunately the other rogue simply walked through the room, spreading the disgusting blood everywhere in the room. A few books in the shelves seemed to get ruined pretty fast as the idiot continued with it.

Ryan simply couldn't watch anymore, he threw his book away and took out his crossbow, loading it and then aiming it right at Matthew's face. "Stop destroying the library!"

His finger touched the trigger. "And now get the hell out!"


Pel couldn't sleep that long, so after he got up he checked his gear first before heading off to the training room again. It would certainly be enough if Skios guarded there and as long as the spider didn't take a break there wasn't a reason to waste time there. Due to that the rogue entered the training room and drew out his weapon again. In the same spot as before he began to parctise now, careful to not destroy yet another of the dummies.

I hope it won't go on like that forever. Getting more boring per day.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.05
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Annoyed
Status: Threatening the traitor
Quick Summary: Ryan started to research the prison as the stupid rogue from earlier entered the room and begun to distract everyone, spitting blood all over the bookshelves.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.65
Keeper Approval: -10
Mood: Amused
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel saw the hellhound take a piss on Matthew and broke out in laughter before sleeping for a few minutes before heading to the training room again.

KSS
April 14th, 2012, 09:44
Matthew
The Violent, Destined, Male Rogue
''The Dark One''

After hearing the warning from the stupid archer Matthew saw the torch and he saw that he could make a quick escape matthew weaves in between the stands and makes a exit matthew then rushes to find his dagger.

Matthew runs past to the lava and sees his original dagger matthew then pulls it out of the wall and it has a very hard steel to it if he would stab someone they would feel a burning pain after remember that the hellhound pissed on him matthew runs to the training room and stabs the training dummy and nothing happens but a little spark of flame happens.

Matthew continues to stab the training dummy.

Health:20%
Mood:YES!
Status:Training.
Gold:0
Keeper Approval:-300
Hunger:50%
Fatigue:100%
Equipment: A sharp dagger of burning pain.
Summary:Matthew is threatend once again by a stupid archer and matthew weaves between the stands that have books on them to escape then matthew runs towards where he stabbed his dagger in the wall after leaving a torch near the entrance of the libary and matthew pulls the dagger out of the wall and he rushes to the training room to test his new pheory that the dagger can set things on fire and it does.

Skarok
April 14th, 2012, 10:36
Ryan & Pel

After he had threatened the idiot, he acted like a completely moron and ran out of the room like a moron.

"Next time I won't hesitate to shoot, dumfuck!"

With that Ryan picked up his book again and looked over to Krua before he continued to research the prison, hoping the idiot may end up in there.


Pel was in the middle of his training as the traitor entered the room. Great...

As the idiot began to train Pel threw a threat into his direction. "Hey idiot! One wrong move and you'll get to see my fist again!"

After that he continued with his doings, looking into Matthew's direction from time to time.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.05
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Relieved
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan continued the research.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 3.88
Keeper Approval: -10
Mood: Annoyed
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel noticed the traitor enter the training room but was ignoring him for now aside one small threat he threw into his direction.

Mothrayas
April 14th, 2012, 11:40
Krua was quietly busy in her research, when a loud and noisy rogue barged in, in a loud and obnoxious way. That rogue then started puking up chicken blood near her. Krua was getting annoyed from the disturbance, as was Ryan, the other researcher in the room, who started pulling out a crossbow. The rogue, Matthew, then ran around the room and ran away.

Krua wasn't feeling about letting him go off without retribution. After the rogue had already left, she waited a moment to see him pass by again, holding a dagger. Krua followed him into the training room. Matthew was busy stabbing a training dummy.

Krua then generated a shimmering freeze bolt, and swiftly launched it at Matthew.

"Disappear from my sight..."

Krua then turned around and went back to the Library and continued researching as if nothing had happened.

Summary: After the library incident, Krua followed Matthew to the training room, cast Freeze on him, and went back to research.

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: library
Status: researching
Mood: annoyed by Matthew
Level: 6
Gold: 0

ARMofORION
April 14th, 2012, 14:30
Keeper, a Dark Elf has entered your Dungeon.
Hayta steps out of the Portal and looks around, hood up, concealing her features. She walks toward the sound of a beating heart, and stops before the Heart. She shakes her head, and says:
"Greetings, Keeper. My name is Hayta. I'll do my best to serve you in the coming days." She bows to Animus's Heart, and leaves to find the Lair. Upon her arrival, she sets up her home, a blanket and locks put in a circle around it. Satisfied, she turns around and heads to the Training Room. Upon her entry, she notices two Rogues, one glancing at the other from time-to-time, two spiders, with one of them attacking a Rogue with ice, and a Hellhound. She says nothing, but instead starts training.

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral, Faircoast Cavern)
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Status: Training
Summary: Enters, greets the Keeper, sets up home, goes to train.

nijuni_kuro
April 14th, 2012, 18:15
Dranton, the Beetle

After setting up his rather simplistic nest, Dranton notices the Hatchery nearby and his stomach starts growling. He realises he haven't eaten in a while and proceeds to decapitate and devour 2 chickens. After this, he finally hears (one of) Animus' research orders. However, he was somewhat tired from the trip and goes to sleep instead.

"My apologies, Master.", Dranton spoke to Animus, "But I require some rest before I am able to serve you properly. However, I will try to make up for it after I've rested."

Having said that, Dranton lays down in his lair and falls asleep soon after.

--Summary: Dranton ate, talked to the Keeper, then went to sleep.
Health: 100%
Mood: Normal
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Status: Asleep
Location: Lair

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Xerina, the Dark Elf

After setting up her Lair, Xerina notices Ivan entering the Lair and greeting her. She responds simply by nodding back at him, without saying anything. She then tries to take inventory of her possessions as she removed them from her backpack. Apart from her crossbow, bolts and dagger, the only other things of interest were her home-made bandages and the (now-cracked) mirror. The rest of the stuff was mostly minor trinkets and accessories.

"Blast. I hath forgoten to bring my personal Freeze Trap from the previous realm.", she thought to herself, "It does not matter, I suppose. I hath no need for it in the end, afterall."

After she was finally done, she took a walk around the dungeon to familiarise herself with her surroundings. While all the commotion with Matthew was happening, she merely watched from afar without interfering herself.

In the end, she finally went into the Library, where she joined the research team. She checked the labels on several books before finding one that seemed to be about the Prison architecture. She opened the book and started reading it.

--Summary: Xerina nodded back to Ivan, made her Lair, explored the dungeon, then started researching the Prison.
Health: 100%
Mood: Neutral
Keeper Approval: 10 (Cooperative)
Status: Researching the Prison
Location: Library

Skarok
April 14th, 2012, 19:08
After Ryan was done with yet another book he grabbed the next one and opened it. To his surprise it looked like someone tore out most of the pages, leaving a note in it. Confused Ryan took the note out of the destroyed book and rolled it out. To his amusement the headline said 'Sanity check'

What the hell did I found here?

With a grin he begun to read the text, figuring out it wouldn't be that bad if he spent a few minutes on this.


"Foreword: Sane, it'll make you insane? Are you sane? Test yourself!"

Nice. Let's look at those questions...

"1. A bird that can't fly is a sad bird. Agree/Disagree"

Alright that's weird... Agree I guess?

"2. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket. Agree/Disagree."

Wait a moment. Is that thing here meant serious? Disagree?

"3. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do. Agree/Disagree"

... Yes they do. I think.

"5. Make something idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot. Agree/Disagree"

Hm. At least one idiot will always succeed.

"6. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. Agree/Disagree"

Sounds like something Pel would do... Depends on if you need new shoes or not I guess.

"8. Have you ever screamed at your feet? Yes/No"

Nope. Not that I recall. By the way, where's seven? And four?

"9. Have you ever talked in third person? Yes/No"

That would sound stupid as hell. No.

"12. Were you ever mad at someone because of a dream? Yes/No"

Oh yeah I think I was. Because someone gave me soporific which lead me to the dream.

"13. Do you like puzzles? Yes/No"

Waste of time... But the name is nice.

"Considering you did this test and answered all fifteen questions without noticing that there would be no way for me to know what you're answered you wasted your time. With illogical questions. You're not sane."


Says you. That was funny; I should keep those questions and ask them Pel the next time we play roulette. Let's see what he will answer. Plus I may add more, not hard to come up with such things I guess. Anyways, back to work. Better I forget this clusterfuck before I'm really getting insane.

With that Ryan took the next book, a normal one this time. He then continued to research the prison.


Pel continued to train, ignoring all his companions. (duh)


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.05
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Pleased
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan found a 'Sanity check' in one of the books and tried it before he continued with his task.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.08
Keeper Approval: -10
Mood: Focused
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel trained. That's it.

(OCC: Not much point for Pel here, but he's finally getting stronger than Ryan)

MeinCookie
April 14th, 2012, 22:40
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

Spindle was normally quite perceptive, and now she was trying to be anything but - focusing herself wholely on her spellwork.

As soon as one of her fellow researchers started chucking freeze at other dungeon-members, she was snapped out of her trance. She trotted over.

'"'Dearies, let us be civil and leave the Rogue be. Whatever, he did, I'm sure it doesn't deserve this. Let the good Keeper deal with this matter.'"'

The other spider was already gone. Spindle's chin jutted determinedly and she followed her comrade out.

When she got to the library she was about to speak when she noticed the upchuck on the floor and postulated what must have happened with a 32.85% probability of incorrectness. She immediately abandoned all thoughts of non-violence. Nobody disturbed the sanctity of the library on her watch!

--That little barbaric heathen! Why... if I see that unkempt bloody wretch again I'll bludgeon his brains in by proxy!--

Spindle went to hunt down an imp to clean up the mess.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1.3
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Angry as a turtle in mud.
Status: Looking for any imp to clean up the vomit in the library.
Quick Summary: Suggests leaving the Keeper to deal with the issue to Krua in the Training Room, but the spider had already left, followed her, discovered vomit, changed her mind, headed off to find an imp to clean it.

Evi
April 15th, 2012, 00:03
Ivan

Ivan woke, having accidently fallen asleep when he arrived. He moved out of his lair, shaking his slightly larger body, and saw a certain scene. Some rogue got punched in the face, and some hellhound came by and pissed on his face. Ivan wasn't sure what the hell was going on, so he decided to ignore it, and go find the library. He finds it shortly afterwards, a female spider leaving it. Ivan enters the library, after moving aside for Spindle to pass, and discovers the pile of vomit as well. Disgruntled by it, Ivan walked around it, and pulled out a book. Ivan had heard the Keeper ask for the prison to be researched, so he began with...

"The Well Prison"

The book held contents about both normal prisons, and certain weird prisons, such as a Well prison. Ivan opened the book, and began to research.

...Don't think I forgotten you Methras. Ivan thought before focusing on the book.


Ivan
Health: 100%
Level: 6
Mood: Neutral
Keeper Approval: 0
Gold: 50
Status: Researching Prison
Summary: Ivan woke up, watched Matthew get punched and pissed on, and went to research the prison.

KSS
April 15th, 2012, 06:25
Matthew
The Destined, Violent, Male Rogue
''The Dark One''

After being shot in the back with something icy which seemed to spread onley on his back for some reason matthew decided to do something risky. Matthew jumps and lands on his back breaking the ice but unfornitley it gets stuck in his back matthew pulls it out causign more bleeding this put matthew near the brink of death and matthew threw a dagger neer the entrance which it seems to barely miss the new Dark Elf Matthew limps past to grab his dagger and he also says a bit to the Dark Elf.

''Sorry for almost having a dagger hit you and dont bother trying to speak to me im in alot of trouble right now!''

Matthew then gets his dagger from out of the wall and limps to the dungeon heart room after almost been trampled over by another rush of imps he mannaged to pick one up and he noticed the spider looking for a imp Matthew throws the imp at the spider then matthew just walks back to the dungeon heart and takes the paper of the handle of a torch and gets the new blood of his back with his finger and writes with it.

The note: Dear Family and pet I am in dire help and near death help soon and I hope we could meet up rather sooner then later.
From Matthew Haywood

Matthew then walks over to the portal and drops the note in.

Health:5%(soon to be dead because of blood loss)
Mood:What next.
Status:Waiting
Hunger:55%
Fatigue:100%
Equipment:A sharp dagger of burning pain
Keeper Approval:-300
Summary:Matthew Is shot at by a freeze spell and is hit and the back has to smashes it off gets a ice shard in his back and then matthew limps over to the dungeon heart gets the paper off a torch writes on it with his own blood and drops it into the portal.

Skarok
April 15th, 2012, 11:16
After another round of extensive training Pel finally got bored again. He was hoping for a payday soon so he could have at least spent some time in the casino, far away from the training room. As he wanted to go a spider entered the room and shot an ice spell on the traitor. Again Pel had to smirk; it was too funny how that idiot slowly became the punching bag of the whole dungeon. Maybe even the imps would attack him soon, wouldn't surprise Pel now. But then another spider began to raise her voice.

'"'Dearies, let us be civil and leave the Rogue be. Whatever, he did, I'm sure it doesn't deserve this. Let the good Keeper deal with this matter.'"'

Pah, what do you know, bug? Anyways, not that a spider could cause much problems and the Keeper is on our side anyways...

As the old spider left the stupid rogue threw himself against the floor, causing himself another wound. He then pulled it out but somehow was too stupid to tape the wound up.

Wanna bleed to death? Anyways, not my problem...

But the traitor then threw his dagger away, nearly hitting one of Pel's comrades. Not that he'd really care if the dark elf was alive or death, but this opportunity was too good to waste it.

"Ahh, the traitor strikes again! Attacking allies now? This time I won't be easy on you!"

Pel followed the other rogue with slowly steps, he didn't even had to hurry to catch up to the limping wreck in front of him. Seeing him turning left instead of going to the lair lead Pel to consider having a quick snack first before he continued the hunt. As he entered the next hallway Pel could already see the traitor again, moving out of the heart chamber towards the portal.

Don't think you'll get away alive!

Pel drew his weapon and stormed into the portal chamber, seeing the traitor dropping something down the abyss. He smirked as he saw him not jumping down, not being able to escape now.

"You know how much pain I can inflict without killing you? Sad thing is that we don't have an audience here..."

"And now tell me what you threw down there!" Pel shouted subsequently, throwing another punch at the traitors face.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Portal chamber
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.35
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Amused
Status: Hunting down Matthew
Quick Summary: Pel trained and then went after Matthew, wanting to beat him up again and killing hif he considered to leave the dungeon.

Mothrayas
April 15th, 2012, 19:37
The Imps were done digging. All gold in the nearby vein was dug out, and Animus would need to scout for new gold sources if he wanted to be able to upkeep his dungeon and his creatures inside it. But it wasn't the time for that yet. If he was too hasty, at this point it could be his downfall.

Animus commanded some of his Imps to dig out a new room, in preparation for the Prison which was being researched. With the shallow amount of gold he had, he could make only a very small prison, but it would be enough to keep some hostilities locked up, if with very little breathing room.

Animus looked at some of the other messes Matthew had been continuing to make. By this point, half of his creatures has shown to be onto Matthew, with most notably Pel continuing to chase him down.

Animus still refused to interfere with the case, though. Matthew was almost at dying point, but there wasn't much Animus could do that wouldn't change the status quo with Matthew being changed; or at least, not yet. Animus waited while the prison was still being researched actively by him research staff, which had grown in number.

At the same time Animus was contemplating who to look for for a scouting job across the lava river. Few creatures even qualified on ground of being able to cross lava, and it came down to Bug the Fly and the Hellhound. Between the two, it would seem that the Hellhound was the most reliable choice to go with.

"So, Ouroboros and Ragnarok... I've picked the two of you to go on a scouting mission in a moment. Prepare yourselves for this. I hope that you are a trustworthy, reliable hellhound like they commonly are: that would be exactly the sort of creature I need at this moment."

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u405/Mothrayas/faircoast/faircoast_map9.png

Keeper Animus

Summary: Dug out for a Prison room (to be filled in later), looked at stuff happening, and told Ouroboros & Ragnarok to prepare for a scouting mission.

PRISON progress: 65%

Gold: 3610 (+1024, -0)

KSS
April 15th, 2012, 20:49
Matthew
The Destined, Violent, Male Rogue
''The Dark One''

Max
The Loyal, Energenic Male Salamander
''Lava Lover''

Daniel
The Smart, Wise, Male Warlock
''GreyBeard''

''Well if you want to know so badly it was a note calling out to all my family.''

A warlock and a salamander climb out of the portal.

''Hello there matthew long time no see''

Said Daniel the warlock.

''If you try and kill anyone of us you might aswell be thrown down there yourself.''

''Because of a traitorus act more worse then mine so you might aswell just leave us.''

The salamander moves infront of matthew to stand gaurd
The warlock daniel then moves next to matthew has a 2nd resort.

Matthew
Health:5%
Gold:0
Level:2
Mood:This still hurts alot
Hunger:55%
Fatigue:100%
Status:Reasoning with pel
Keeper Approval:-300
Equipment:A Sharp Dagger Of Burning Pain.
Summary:Matthew is punched and asked a question by pell and matthew replies then his pet and his brother apear matthew then tries reasoning with Pel.

Daniel
Health:100%
Mood:Ugh I'd realy not want to fight right now.
Status:Gaurding Matthew
Hunger:0%
Fatigue:0%
Level:1
Gold:0
Keeper Approval:0
Equipment:Wooden Staff with fine silk on it
Summary: Daniel enters the dungeon and gaurds Matthew for whatever reason he has.

Max
Health:100%
Mood:Grrr
Status:Gaurding Matthew
Hunger:0%
Fatigue:0%
Level:1
Gold:0
Keeper Approval:0
Equipment:Nothing
Summary:Max entered the dungeon and gaurds Matthew.

MeinCookie
April 16th, 2012, 13:21
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

Spindle went to hunt down an imp to clean up the mess left by Matthew. Now she returned, silently fuming.

'"'That Rogue'll stay out of this Library from now on if he knows what is good for him. What is the world coming to? I blame their parents.'"' She sniffed to Krua.

The spider returned to her haunt and began reading a dusty Tome appropriate to the current research.

-- ... --




SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1.3
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Annoyed.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Vaguely addresses Krua, begins researching again

Skarok
April 16th, 2012, 14:01
Ryan & Pel


Alright, looks like that will still take some time... Well, I'm taking a break for now

Ryan had enough from reading for the time being and decided to have a bit training for the moment. He laid the books onto the spot where he researched all the time before heading out to the training room.

'"'That Rogue'll stay out of this Library from now on if he knows what is good for him. What is the world coming to? I blame their parents.'"'

"Don't worry, I doubt Pel will let him live for that long anyways." Ryan said to her before he left.

He just has to piss him off. And if that idiot manages that with the normally completely silent spider over there...


The idiot managed to dodge Pel's punch, but the rogue didn't care anyways, it wasn't even really aimed.

''Well if you want to know so badly it was a note calling out to all my family.''

Pel smirked at the unbelievable stupidity of his counterpart.

"You throw a note down there that will remain there on the ground. How do you think..."

The rogue couldn't finish before a salamander and a warlock jumped out of the portal.

"What the hell? You parked your private army down there?

The idiot however didn't respond and started to talk random without respecting grammar as so often.

''If you try and kill anyone of us you might aswell be thrown down there yourself. Because of a traitorus act more worse then mine so you might aswell just leave us.''

Pel just creased his face and face palmed before raising his voice.

"First off, learn to talk, not just that your voice sounds like someone's dying right now, you have to screw up grammar and language too. And no, if you're too stupid or too arrogant to think that's not my problem. Killing a traitor isn't something wrong, it's helping the dungeon. And for the others... I don't care whether they're random strangers or the same hell spawns like you. If they don't interfere with me I don't care. If they enter the dungeon just to start fighting against loyal minions of the Keeper they're enemies, traitors like you. If you start to think even a little bit you'll see who's right."

The others, too stupid or to ignorant to take his warning seriously, moved out to protect the traitor from him. Pel's eyes were sodden with anger.


Ryan made his way down the hallway, was nearly at the entrance to the heart chamber as he began to hear Pel's voice. And it sounded more pissed off then he ever heard him.

"So you guys really want to start a civil war here?"


"A what?" Ran suddenly shouted and rushed into the room behind Pel. The rogue nodded into the direction of his friend before he explained, now with a restrained tone like always.

"Looks like our traitor called for reinforcement to attack the dungeon from within. Don't worry, I'll handle this."

"You're sure?" Ryan asked and raised an eyebrow.

The other rogue nodded. "Look at them, they're no match for me if they really try to do anything. Plus Animus can drop other in at anytime if I'd fight really, really bad."

Ryan just shrugged and stepped back. "Alright. I'll tell Animus if he hasn't noticed this yet" And with that the merc was away.


"I mean what I say. Step back from the traitor or fall like him. You're opposing me, a minion of Keeper Animus for a traitor. Decide whose side you're on."


Ryan entered the heart chamber with fast steps, his hands on his weapons. Though he could talk to the Keeper basically anywhere in the dungeon he wasn't sure what Animus was dealing with at the moment so he found this to be the best way to contact him immediately.

"Animus, it seems like we've got a situation here. Pel says some traitor brought backup who are trying to help him fighting Pel now. He said he could handle this and I don't doubt hi but it may be the best if you take a look at this."

With that Ryan left the room, looking over to Pel one last time before he continued his way to the training room.


Pel lifted his weapon, making one step into the room, still making sure not to allow them to get past him.

"Now get the fuck away from him!"


Ryan now entered the training room, walking over to one of the corners of the room where he started to train again, interchangeably with his crossbow and his short sword.

Looks like I was right... Though I hope Pel doesn't get too careless when it comes to a fight. Having him die against such fools would be embarrassing as hell...


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.16
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Tense
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Ryan left the library and noticed the situation between Pel and the traitor's companions. He reported to Animus before departing for training.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Portal chamber
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.36
Keeper Approval: -10
Mood: Pissed
Status: Preparing to kill Matthew and his family members
Quick Summary: Pel talked with the traitor and his family who were aiding him. After explaining the situation to Ryan he continued to threaten them, ready to attack Matthew's companions if they wouldn't stop to aid an obvious traitor.

KSS
April 16th, 2012, 21:39
Matthew
The Destined, Violent, Male Rogue
''The Dark One''

Max
The Loyal, Energenic Male Salamander
''Lava Lover''

Daniel
The Smart, Wise, Male Warlock
''GreyBeard''

Matthew over hears there confisation then puts his hand in the air signiling his family something they only know, Matthew then spreads his arms out and falls right into the portal making a escape

''See ya!''

Matthew's family then fall in

''you brutes never saw it coming!''

Matthew and his family dispears into the darkness

Matthew
Health:5%
Gold:0
Level:2
Mood:This still hurts alot
Hunger:55%
Fatigue:100%
Status:Reasoning with pel
Keeper Approval:-300
Equipment:A Sharp Dagger Of Burning Pain.
Summary: Matthew gives a signle to his family and then he falls back into the portal and into the darkness.

Daniel
Health:100%
Mood:Idoits fell for that one
Status: falling down the darkness of the dungeon portal
Hunger:0%
Fatigue:0%
Level:1
Gold:0
Keeper Approval:0
Equipment:Wooden Staff with fine silk on it
Summary: Daniel jumped into the darkness of the portal with Matthew

Max
Health:100%
Mood: Happy
Status: Falling into the oybiss of the teleporter.
Hunger:0%
Fatigue:0%
Level:1
Gold:0
Keeper Approval:0
Equipment:Nothing
Summary: Max jumped down with his family after matthew gave the signle and disapeared into the darkness.

Metal Gear Rex
April 17th, 2012, 18:43
Bug, the...
Super Fly!
:fly:

Bug flew around the Workshop, buzzing about happily. He had just completed not one but two Sentry Traps during his long working hours. No one knows how he does it. How a small child of a Creature with such a physical disability of having stubby and short little legs was able to build not one but two magnificent Sentry Traps with relative ease... but somehow... Bug does it. Super Fly for president!

"Keeper! Keeper!" Bug called out, "Bug done! Bug finished Sentries! Bug go hit Training Dummy now!"

Bug zipped through the dungeon, finding the Training Room, then flew right in. At that moment, he heard Animus mention something regarding scouting. Bug flew up the ceiling excitedly.

"Exploring? Bug wants to go exploring! Bug will fly fast and find everything out for Keeper!" Bug told Animus.

Bug then decided to train while he waited for Animus' reply. He flew straight into a Training Dummy and rammed into it face first.

"Ow," Bug murmured, before charging again, "Ow... Ow..."

Do you think this is why he became retarded?

"Ow"

He's a child!

"Ow"

Bug the Super Fly :fly:
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 1.725/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Nachos
Location: Training Room
Status: Training

Summery: Bug finished manufacturing two Sentries then flew to the Training Room and asked Animus if he could go explore. He began training.

Sentry Trap Progress: Finished Two Sentry Traps

Metal Gear Rex
April 18th, 2012, 10:49
A Rogue, Warlock, and Salamander simultaneously left Animus' dungeon. For any incoming Creatures, this would symbolize a bad or incompetent Keeper to see multiple Creatures leaving at once. Most definitely an event that offended several Creatures, such as a lack of Gold. But the presence of a Warlock also departing brings about a whole new set of possibilities. Perhaps it was not several, but only one Creature that became angry and decided to take leave. Warlocks were known for being manipulative, so it is very possible that he persuaded the others into following him. These were merely the likely possibilities, but there was still a chance that something else entirely occurred to cause all three of them to leave. For one person, however, the answer was already known. The situation was not what one would expe-




A ROGUE HAS EN-
*assassinated*


Encounter! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU)



:melee:
:archer: Zukia :archer:
:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))



Tsk... I've been discovered...

Zukia, a new addition to Animus' dungeon, decided to unveil herself and deactivated her Invisibility. She already climbed up the Portal and was standing by the Portal, observing Animus' Creatures in how they move about. How long had she been there? No one knew, no one could tell. But all that could be known is that she had been there long enough to understand why three Creatures left Animus' dungeon. It was nothing that reflected incompetence at all, at least for Keeper Animus.

I suppose now is the time for me to make my intro...

Zukia stepped forward, exiting the Portal room and entering the Heart Chamber. She bowed politely before Animus' Dungeon Heart.

"Greetings, Keeper Animus," Zukia began in a generally friendly tone, "I am Zukia. I am more than a simple Rogue, despite what my appearance may express, but a true assassin. You appear to be a potentially powerful and strategic Keeper, if you have chosen to begin your conquest in this particular land. And in that case, I am certain you will find tremendous use for someone of my ability and knowledge."

"But I am not limited to merely assassination, sabotage, and intelligence gathering, as great as that already sounds. I am quite the dedicated reader with skilled craftsmanship, and can help you in all kinds of services around the dungeon. But do not worry about pay... I will charge you none for my services, so long as you treat me delicately and care for my life as you would your own. I also would like some... authority over other Creatures and be allowed more freedom during normal dungeon hours."

"I can understand that this sounds like quite the demand, and that you may doubt my ability... for now. But once you see my true ability and talents, I would like you to think about my requests carefully... I will certainly pledge my loyalty should you satisfy my desires."

"Now that all of that is out of the way... what can I do for you, Keeper Animus?" Zukia asked calmly and casually.

:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: None
Location: Heart Chamber
Status: Asking Animus for Orders

Summery: Zukia entered then gave a long introduction to Animus and asked what he wants her to do.

Skarok
April 18th, 2012, 15:08
Ryan & Pel

Ryan was more than exhausted after his training session. But that was what he wanted anyways, now he'd be better off in the library. It wouldn't make sense to be there when he was at his full condition, it would be inefficient. And that's something the merc avoided at any chance.

Let's see the massacre before that, though. He thought as he approached the entrance of the portal and the heart chamber. He took a quick look to the left only to notice a newcomer. Wasn't as big as Pel and not as ugly as the traitor so Ryan dismissed the rogue's presence and entered the portal chamber. Pel waited there, an ominous look in his eyes as he focused his friend.

"No blood?"

"The idiot threw himself down there. Hopefully he'll break his neck. His friends left too, but not without me bringing in some heavy punches."

"You didn't try to kill them?"

"Wasn't my order. In fact, I didn't even try to kill the traitor; that would've been against Animus desires. But instead of hurting him physically I thought some ... psychological terror would've been a nice touch. Sadly he had his army parked down there and summoned them up just to... help him jumping down the portal. Couldn’t make reason out of his stupid actions when he was here and can't make it now. No sane person can I guess."

"Ah yeah... by the way, noticed our newcomer?"

"Of course. And what?"

"What do you think?"

"What 'What do you think'?" The rogue asked slightly annoyed.

"Come on, we both know you're an extremist. Shouldn't you be happy that we've got another human here?"

Pel smirked while stretching his arms; it was obviously he wasn't interested in talking right now.

"I should, but after the extreme high number of retards here I won't judge too fast."

Ryan nodded and turned around, leaving Pel while muttering vaguely: "Off to the tests."


To the what? Ah, not that I care. Probably meant researching.

Pel then made his way over into the heart chamber with slow but confident steps. he stopped at the entrance and raised his voice, ignoring the newcomer for the moment being.

"Animus, like you have seen the problem is dealt with; the plans of the traitor to start a civil war here are history now. Though I'm still surprised you didn't want him death, even at the last seconds of his existence here. But I followed your commands regardless and let him live. Now that this situation is dealt with I'll return to training and will await further orders. I'll get back to guarding if you want, as well as scouting if the opportunity appears in the future."

With that Pel turned around and made his way back over to the training room to continue with his previous actions.


As Ryan entered the library he somehow didn't seem to find any other books about the prison. After some minutes of searching he gave up frustrated and took instead of that some books about stone bridges.

May come in handy if Animus plans on extending his dungeon over the lava river.

But not to anger his Keeper Ryan quickly informed Animus of his plans. "Animus, i can't seem to find other books about the prison, so I'll just begin with stone bridges instead. At some point it would maybe be needed anyways, so I'll just prepare the ground for that now."

With that, he began to read.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.38
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Focused
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan left the training room, talked with Pel, saw the new rogue before heading back to the library and starting to research the stone bridge due to the lack of books about the prison.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.40
Keeper Approval: -12
Mood: Focused
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel talked Ryan, then with Animus before he started to train again.

Mothrayas
April 18th, 2012, 17:43
Animus saw that the rogue Matthew, as well as his flunkies who happened to just come by, all left.

"Well, finally, at least I'm rid of that worthless, incompetent rogue. I'll need to keep a close eye on those backstabbing minions, or I'll have more of them sabotage my plans."

Animus was next interrupted by Bug the Fly.

"Keeper! Keeper! Bug done! Bug finished Sentries! Bug go hit Training Dummy now!"

Animus had no clue how this little bugger managed to sufficiently warp reality in order to build not one but two Sentry Traps without any problem, but now was not the time to complain about that.

"Exploring? Bug wants to go exploring! Bug will fly fast and find everything out for Keeper!"

Before Animus could respond, the fly was already busy smacking itself face first into a training dummy, a method which definitely doesn't seem healthy for the mind. This process repeated a number of times.

"Uh...I'll let you pass for now. I think I have other options that are not as suicidal."

A ROGUE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON

"Bah, please don't tell me it's--

Zukia started speaking. She sounded significantly different from all other rogues Animus had seen and heard so far. Animus liked this change, compared to what he had been subjected to by rogues before.

"I am Zukia. I am more than a simple Rogue, despite what my appearance may express, but a true assassin. You appear to be a potentially powerful and strategic Keeper, if you have chosen to begin your conquest in this particular land. And in that case, I am certain you will find tremendous use for someone of my ability and knowledge."

"Uh huh... uh huh..."

"But I am not limited to merely assassination, sabotage, and intelligence gathering, as great as that already sounds."

<<Wait, so you can do even more than those things, which, y'know, Rogues are supposed to be doing?>>

"I am quite the dedicated reader with skilled craftsmanship, and can help you in all kinds of services around the dungeon."

<<...Can I hug you?

Oh wait, dammit, I don't have a physical form, so I can't. Eh.>>

"I also would like some... authority over other Creatures and be allowed more freedom during normal dungeon hours."

"Authority is not for sale at the flea market, young lady. It's something that has to be earned...though your résumé you just summed up is quite impressive. Show me that you're as worthy as you speak yourself to be like, and this will be a very good ride for you here."

""Now that all of that is out of the way... what can I do for you, Keeper Animus?" Zukia asked calmly and casually.

"Well, there's--

A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: PRISON

"...there's always the Library which could use additional researchers. Another researcher there always helps. You could also go improve your abilities in the Training Room, because we're going to need to be wary of any hostile presence, which could pop up any second. It can be up to you to decide what you want to do right now."

Animus looked over to the Library, where the newest research tool had been finished. If Animus had a sizable amount of gold ready, he'd utilize his new room to build a prison, but since he's somewhat short on gold, he decided he'd get his researching staff something to do which could be useful in case his gold storage became dangerously shallow.

"Creatures of the library... good job with the research. Next up, I want you to research the Create Gold spell. At this point in time, I quite need the ability to get me some gold of my own in case I can't find anything else in the nearby area. Get to it."

Then he noticed Pel standing in front of his Heart, who was informing him of some things.

"Animus, like you have seen the problem is dealt with; the plans of the traitor to start a civil war here are history now. Though I'm still surprised you didn't want him death, even at the last seconds of his existence here. But I followed your commands regardless and let him live. Now that this situation is dealt with I'll return to training and will await further orders. I'll get back to guarding if you want, as well as scouting if the opportunity appears in the future."

"Pel, you should know that there is very little use to be had with a dead body - (other than utilize them for creating vampires, but I lack that option at this time) - and if he's not alive, then he can't learn that disobedience of Keeper Animus is not to be taken lightly. But at least, now that he has disappeared, he won't be a nuisance anymore."

"What you can do next up is for you to decide; you can train, or keep guard in the same area as before. I already have other creatures more suited to scouting, though; I don't count on the abilities of a Rogue crossing a river of lava... especially not after last time. Perhaps later the opportunities will present itself for scouting on land."

Then back in the library again:

"Animus, i can't seem to find other books about the prison, so I'll just begin with stone bridges instead. At some point it would maybe be needed anyways, so I'll just prepare the ground for that now."

"The prison is already done, Ryan. And I have given the orders for what's next in line for research. I'm not intending yet to cross the river. At this point in time it seems safer to stick on one side for now."



Meanwhile, in the Training Room, Ouroboros & Ragnarok just finished their training for the time being.

LEVEL UP!

"Is that really necessary?"

"'Course it is. It always is."

"Bah, whatever. So, should we go do that scouting thing we were tasked to do now?"

"And actually move outside this dungeon for once? Sounds like a great idea!"

The hellhound walked on towards the Guard Room. Skios noticed their arrival.

"Hold it there, you. The last one who dared get past here without permission from the Keeper has been having it quite badly lately."

"But the Keeper told us to get ready!"

"Right, I heard the Keeper talk about that. Get ready. Not get out. There's a difference."

"So, what do you suppose we should do now?"

"You should just wait here until the Keeper gives you command to go. Maybe you could watch for other creatures attempting to go out."

"Right, then. Then we'll wait here."

"But I wanted to--

"You just go stare at magma then, Ragnarok, if you like lava so much."



Meanwhile, in the Library, Krua was being adressed by Spindle.

"That Rogue'll stay out of this Library from now on if he knows what is good for him. What is the world coming to? I blame their parents."

"I have seen many idiot humans throughout time... Too many of them do not deserve to live..."

Krua quietly kept on researching. As the Keeper gave command for researching the Create Gold spell, she started researching that.

Summary:

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Keeper Animus: addressed just about anything that happened lately; Matthew and cronies leaving; rejecting Bug the Fly's scouting offer; telling Zukia what to do; Prison being researched, giving next orders of Create Gold spell; Pel saying some other things; and Ryan complaining he can't find books in his Library.
Ouroboros & Ragnarok & Skios: Ouroboros & Ragnarok leveled up and went to the guard room to start their scouting mission, but were halted by Skios. They now wait until they're given the command to go.
Krua: Replied to Spindle and started researching Create Gold.

PRISON progress: COMPLETE
CREATE GOLD progress: 0%
BRIDGE progress: 3%

Gold: 3610 (+0, -0)

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 100%
Location: guard room
Status: waiting for scouting command / staring at magma
Mood: patient / somewhat bored
Level: 2
Gold: 0

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: guard room
Status: guarding
Mood: meh
Level: 5
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: library
Status: researching
Mood: -
Level: 6
Gold: 0

ARMofORION
April 18th, 2012, 18:15
Marteal kicks away a third crate, with the second one sitting right next to it. He looks up and around, finding that the Fly had already left the workshop. He shrugs, commenting:
"'Ore important tings to dos." He gathers up more metal, and begins to hammer it, beginning his work on the fourth Sentry.
He says nothing when the Mentor announces the entry of others into the realm, along with them leaving.

Hayta sees the dagger heading for her, and leans away from it, with it missing. She doesn't hear Matthew speak, and instead continues training. The Dark Elf watches as the two spiders and rogues leave, and the Hellhound continues training. She steps back from her target, and decides to test something. Standing on one side of the room, she draws her Long Bow, and readies an arrow. After a few seconds, she releases the arrow, and it flies forth, piercing the heads of two dummies, and getting partly stuck in the third. Hayta nods, satisfied that her new bow worked correctly. She walks to the Dummy with an arrow in it's head, and attempts to pull it out. After a few tries, she gets it out. She then sees one of the Rogues from earlier return, and the Hellhound leave. {I wonder.......} She follows the Hellhound, and arrives at the Guard Room. Since she was there, she began to guard, leaning on a wall. After a few seconds, she disappears from sight, still remaining in the Guard Room.

SUMMARY:
Health: 100% (Invisible)
Level: 3.4
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral, Faircoast Cavern)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: Guarding
Summary: Trains, then goes to guard.

MARTEAL SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.5
Mood: Normal
Gold: 40
Status: Forging
Summary: Looks up to find Bug gone, continues forging
Workshop progress:
Sentry Gun (4/4) 0%

MeinCookie
April 22nd, 2012, 23:17
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

Spindle was now researching the Create Gold spell. She was quite satisfied with the Keeper's decision. She could be assured her pay promptly and reliably.

-- Prudent --

The spider delved deeper into her tome.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1.3
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Pleased.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Reseaching.

Skarok
April 24th, 2012, 18:24
Ryan & Pel

(A few moments before the end of my last post... kinda)
(Or simply: The past)

Pel was already about to leave the heart chamber as Animus already replied to him.

"Pel, you should know that there is very little use to be had with a dead body - (other than utilize them for creating vampires, but I lack that option at this time) - and if he's not alive, then he can't learn that disobedience of Keeper Animus is not to be taken lightly. But at least, now that he has disappeared, he won't be a nuisance anymore."

So what's the point?

"Yeah, there wouldn't have been a use for him dead or gone. And between those two I think the first would've suited him better, but your judgment is what matters here. I can see your point."

Though I don't share it.

"What you can do next up is for you to decide; you can train, or keep guard in the same area as before. I already have other creatures more suited to scouting, though; I don't count on the abilities of a Rogue crossing a river of lava... especially not after last time. Perhaps later the opportunities will present itself for scouting on land."

Pel raised one of his eyebrows. " Of course I didn't planned to do that now. I'm sure even if I could cross that river somehow you'd spend your resources better if you go with someone like the hellhound. Anyways, I'll continue with what I've done thus far then, if I'm needed in any other way in the future I will not hesitate. Anyways... I've got one request; I'd like to increase my fighting abilities for a bit and I think that a ranged weapon like a crossbow would suit me fine. If you'd give me your permission I'd use some resources from the workshop to do that. It certainly would prove useful later on, so if it isn't an option now I'd like to work on that later. Surely there isn't much going on here right now, but with the time now I could train myself up with it to increase my usefulness in the full scale battles we'll have here surely later on. Anyways, thanks for your time Animus, I'll remain in the training room for the next hours if you need my service."


(Now back in the presence)


"The prison is already done, Ryan. And I have given the orders for what's next in line for research. I'm not intending yet to cross the river. At this point in time it seems safer to stick on one side for now."

Ryan looked up and sighed. He stood up and brought his books away while muttering: "Sorry, looks like I just missed your orders."

After that he took a quick look over to the spiders. "Create Gold..." Oh please, no damn spells! Hopefully this won't take too long...

With new books he leaned against the wall again and began to research.


Pel was still off in the training room, hoping Animus would grant him the permission for his new weapon while trying out new fighting maneuvers yet again, though they didn't involve his cloak ability in any ways this time.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.38
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Annoyed
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan started to research 'Create Gold'.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.65
Keeper Approval: -15
Mood: Focused
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel talked to Animus (in the past) and now in the presence continued to train. Training in the training room. Hell yeah.

Metal Gear Rex
April 25th, 2012, 04:06
:melee:
:archer: Zukia :archer:
:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))



"Authority is not for sale at the flea market, young lady. It's something that has to be earned...though your résumé you just summed up is quite impressive. Show me that you're as worthy as you speak yourself to be like, and this will be a very good ride for you here."

"Hmm... I see, well then, I suppose I will have to obtain such a presence one way or another, won't I?" Zukia then took a brief pause, "But you should soon see that I am not one to lie, at least not to my master if he proves himself worthy of serving. I will take on nearly any task you have in mind for me, and I will do it well."

"Well, there's--

A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: PRISON

"...there's always the Library which could use additional researchers. Another researcher there always helps. You could also go improve your abilities in the Training Room, because we're going to need to be wary of any hostile presence, which could pop up any second. It can be up to you to decide what you want to do right now."

Hm... I suppose I should train. It's been a while since I've practiced some of my techniques, I feel a bit rusty...

"Creatures of the library... good job with the research. Next up, I want you to research the Create Gold spell. At this point in time, I quite need the ability to get me some gold of my own in case I can't find anything else in the nearby area. Get to it."

The Create Gold Spell? He hasn't researched it yet, not in this land? ...Well, he hasn't been here for long... On second thought, perhaps I should...

"Keeper Animus, I will help you with research. This land, if you have not yet learned, is deprived of Gold. Create Gold will be invaluable here, so research of that will have my highest priority," Zukia explained.

Zukia left the Heart Chamber as she activated her Invisibility, then she stealthily made her way into the Library. She found a spot empty of fellow Researchers, took out a Create Gold spell book, and began researching.



:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: None
Location: Library, In a Quiet and Lonely Spot
Status: Researching the Create Gold Spell

Summery: Zukia replied then stealthily made her way into the Library and began researching.

Mothrayas
April 25th, 2012, 16:01
IMPORTANT announcement regarding Faircoast: see OOC thread (http://keeperklan.com/threads/2610-Faircoast-Cavern-OOC-Thread?p=39204&viewfull=1#post39204)



Animus heard a response from Pel.

"<blah blah words words> Anyways... I've got one request; I'd like to increase my fighting abilities for a bit and I think that a ranged weapon like a crossbow would suit me fine. If you'd give me your permission I'd use some resources from the workshop to do that. It certainly would prove useful later on, so if it isn't an option now I'd like to work on that later. <blah blah more words>"

"Oh, sure, Pel... go ahead. Anything to improve fighting abilities would be a good thing."

Then he turned back to Zukia, who was about to give her response.

"Hmm... I see, well then, I suppose I will have to obtain such a presence one way or another, won't I? But you should soon see that I am not one to lie, at least not to my master if he proves himself worthy of serving. I will take on nearly any task you have in mind for me, and I will do it well."

"We'll soon enough see if you really are as much of value as you claim to be... although it looks like the potential is there."

After Animus had given out his other commands, he received more words from Zukia.

"Keeper Animus, I will help you with research. This land, if you have not yet learned, is deprived of Gold. Create Gold will be invaluable here, so research of that will have my highest priority."

"Yes, young lady, I have learned about this already, and that is exactly why it's to be researched now. Good to see your aid in having it researched."

<<She seems to know well about these lands...an useful asset. I'll need to make good use of this.>>

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u405/Mothrayas/faircoast/faircoast_map11.png

Keeper Animus

Summary: Replied to some of the things Pel and Zukia said. [the rest what was said to him didn't seem to need reply]

PRISON progress: COMPLETE
CREATE GOLD progress: 21%
BRIDGE progress: 12%

Gold: 3610 (+0, -0)

Skarok
April 28th, 2012, 12:32
Ryan & Pel


As Pel stepped back from one of the training dummies the Keepers voice filled the training room again, addressing Pel's request in a way the rogue had hoped to.

"Oh, sure, Pel... go ahead. Anything to improve fighting abilities would be a good thing."

"Hossa!" Pel shouted and shouldered his weapon. With fast steps he left the training room and made his way over to the next room, the workshop.

The rogue quickly searched for the material he would need to craft his new weapon and brought everything over to one of the tables in the left corner of the room. After he had the things he assumed he'd need he stepped back and took a brief look over the pieces.

Hm. I want the most efficient model I can make... and first of all one I can fire and reload fast with...

Pel was sure that he'd be talented enough to forge a standard crossbow, but he sure as hell wouldn't know how to use all the pieces to their fullest potential.

Maybe I'll find something in the library...


Pel put his shortsword completely away now before he left the workshop and walked down the hallway into the direction of the library. Upon entering the room Ryan looked up to him.

"You can't read I thought."

"I can." Pel assured. "I'm just very slow."

Ryan nodded before turning back to his research. "So that's why I got the book I borrowed you back after two weeks."


Without answering Pel walked over to the bookshelves and began to search for something that could be of use for his work. It wasn't helpful that most books had rather long titles, but after about ten minutes he satisfied stepped back, three books under his left arm. Two were for his need, the third was about the Combat Pit that the rogue would help to research when he'd get around it.

"You're gonna borrow me your crossbow?" The rogue asked Ryan who only disinterested lifted his middle finger.

Fine...


Pel left and walked back to the workshop where he deposited the books on the same table where he left all the material for his crossbow. The rogue opened one book and skimmed over the first page before focusing on the image. Following the instructions Pel was working on the first but also most complicated part of his new weapon, a telescope of high power. The rogue knew that nearly no one was using a telescope on a crossbow, so this should put him in a great advantage for battles over a really long distance.

There's really going to be a need for an arena later.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.38
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Focused
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan continued to research 'Create Gold' but also left some books about bridges near him.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Workshop
Gold: 0.00
Level: 4.85
Keeper Approval: -14
Mood: Intent
Status: Crafting a crossbow
Quick Summary: Pel stopped to train and began to forge his new crossbow, searching for helpful books in the library before starting to make a telescope for his new weapon. He also took a book about the combat pit with him to help research it later.

Metal Gear Rex
April 29th, 2012, 11:18
Bug, the...
Super Fly!
:fly:



Bug, while training, sang a song with confused lyrics, "Buzz! Buzz! Buzz your moat! Bently clown the beam! Kary! Kary! Kary! Fleas goes on the-...Fleas? Bug hate fleas!!"

Bug then began to fly about the Training Room in a frenzy. Unknowingly did he become stronger than before and had cast Speed Monster over himself. He eventually flew out of the Training Room and buzzed around the dungeon until he entered the Library. He flew across the ground and then stopped in front of one Creature, an old lady with eight legs. His eyes were right in front of her large set of eyes.

"...Are you fleas?" Bug asked Spindle in a confused tone.





Bug the Super Fly :fly:
Health: 100%
Level: 2
Experience: 0/25
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Nachos
Location: Library, Face-to-Face with Spindle
Status: Talking to Spindle

Summery: Bug leveled up then buzzed around the dungeon and flew in front of Spindle, asked her if she were fleas.

MeinCookie
April 30th, 2012, 07:37
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

"...Are you fleas?"

Spindle looked up.

'"'No deary, I'm not 'Fleas', my name's Spindle. Shouldn't you be out scouting or something, young one?'"'

Spindle attempted to stare down the fly - which with eight eyes and nine centuries behind her, she was remarkably good at.

-- Ohhh... bother it to heck, who am I kidding... this dungeon just isn't for me - some vacation spot.--

The Spider left the Library with a scuttle in her step and headed down the portal.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1.3
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Annoyed.
Status: Gone.
Quick Summary: Researches, gets Distracted by Bug, Leaves.

ARMofORION
May 1st, 2012, 02:26
:word_of_power:Tarik:word_of_power:
:flame_breath:Demonmage:flame_breath:
:drain:Soul-Eater:drain:
:thief::freeze:Traitor:meteor::dwarf:

The sound of a thousand voices screaming fill the Portal, and a rift opens in it. It is black, with swirls of blue and faint images of the damned appear within it. A figure steps out, and the cacophony reaches it's climax. The individual mutters a single word:"Silence." The screaming stops, and the rift closes upon itself. The Warlock walks out of the Portal Room, and walks to the Lair, his armor and staff always shifting around him. Upon his entry to the Lair, he picks a spot away from everyone else, and sets up his home, a altar similar to certain heroes, only with blood candles and books floating around it. He looks the books, then, with the sound of displaced air, arrives in the Library, his keen eyes looking at the books everyone is reading. He then moves his gaze to the shelves, grabbing a book of Create Gold, sets himself in a corner, and delves into the pages of the book.

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Status: Reading
Summary: Tarik arrives in Faircoast Cavern, sets up his home, and reads

Skarok
May 1st, 2012, 12:35
Pel was satisfied with his work. The telescope was finished first, after that the wooden and iron parts of the crossbow were made. After that the rest didn’t take him that long. The weapon would shoot bolts as precise as it would even be possible, knifes could be fired better than with any weapon the rogue had seen before and thanks to some modifications he’d also be able to use normal arrows with his crossbow if he needed to, not that it would be very efficient though.

Pel stood up and aimed his weapon at the wall behind the entrance to the workshop. He smirked as he noted that it suited him perfect. The rogue then looked through the telescope, but seeing just one small part of the wall after that wasn’t really useful.

Not that it would be needed for something like this either way. But this will give me a great advantage in fights over greater distances.

Pleased he shouldered the weapon and left the room with slow confident steps, his head lifted. Of course he took the three books from the table to bring them back into the library later, but that had time. The rogue stopped at the entrance to both, the hatchery and the training room. He pulled out his weapon again and aimed at a chicken, looking for the telescope for a moment again. The only thing he saw during that was a part of one of the chickens pupils. Without a sound the bolt was sent away, hitting the target faster than an enemy, or in this case a chicken would realize it. Pel’s prey fell over instantly, didn’t even have the change to notice that its life was over.

The rogue then ate, hurried while doing this before he entered the nearby training room. He then started to practice with his new weapon, planning to master it like his short sword rather sooner than later.

His old Rebound trick would also come in handy later, but right now it wasn't needed, so Pel didn't pay any attention to it.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 5.05
Keeper Approval: -14
Mood: Satisfied
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel finished his crossbow and walked over to the hatchery to get himself a chicken before he returned to his training..

Metal Gear Rex
May 3rd, 2012, 06:12
Bug, the...
Super Fly!
:fly:



Bug soon realized that "Spindles" was a Spider. And so he did like any Fly would do.

"Spider!" Bug shouted, before flying crazily about the dungeon.

Bug flew all around the dungeon until he began moving towards the south, where the lava was. He stopped as he approached the Guard Room, spotting Skios in the distance.

"MORE SPIDERS!" Bug shouted again, before buzzing off.

Bug eventually found himself back into the Library, where he spot Krua, then yelled again but this time spoke more gibberish, then flew off. He flew around various areas of the dungeon, spotting smaller Spiders crawling around the walls. He kept freaking out.

"They're everywhere! Why won't they leave Bug alone!?" Bug questioned.

Bug then flew over to the Portal. He turned back to the Dungeon Heart.

"Bug be back later. Dungeon has too many Spiders. Bug needs protection." Bug told Animus.

Bug then turned, hit a pillar belonging to the Portal, then fell down into the depths.





"Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-!"



A sudden thud.





Bug the Super Fly :fly:
Health: 100%
Level: 2
Experience: 0/25
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Nachos
Location: -
Status: -

Summery: Bug freaked out because of the quantity of Spiders then left the dungeon.

Metal Gear Rex
May 3rd, 2012, 08:10
IT IS PAYDAY!

Damn, my throat really hurts...

Skarok
May 3rd, 2012, 17:06
Nigel Fish'N'Chips
The Maniac Depressive

Suddenly a new warlock emerged from the portal, but one thing was different from all the other creatures. This creature came up very slowly. Nearly a minute after his silhouette came first into sight the warlock only touched the floor of the dungeon.

Unfortunately for this creature, the deep voice of the Mentor rolled through the entire dungeon just half a minute before it had reached the dungeon.

IT IS PAYDAY!

)-: Oh, I am too late. Like always. Life hates me. :-(

The warlock then left the portal chamber and entered the room where the Keeper's heart could be found. He then started to introduce himself in the monotone tone he always talked.

"Keeper. Hello. I am so happy to be here. Really. I am Nigel. But everyone calls me "Fish'n'Chips. Please do not try to rejoice me by using my real name. No one does. It is depressing." Nigel sighed. "But maybe more happiness in my life would kill me."

The warlock then left the room, aimlessly wandering down a hallway just to find a hatchery.

)-: So many chickens. They make me sad. Why can't you revolt against us, why do you have to let yourself be our food? :-(

Nigel sighed and turned around, finding a big lair in front of him. The warlock entered the room and set up his own lair that was sadly in a much worse shape than all the others around him. He then left, wandering down the hallway from before again, but this time into the other direction. It was then when Nigel realized that the Mentor hadn't announced his arrival. It was depressing. At the very end of the hallway Nigel found a treasury, another endless and depressing way and to the last a library. The room where he would be supposed to spend most of his lifetime, wasting away like a beer.

Nigel sighed and entered the room, taking a quick look over all the creatures in it before he walked towards the one that was the closest to him, a female spider.

"Hello. What is the reason that we all have to die a slowly, depressing death called life? And why do we spend it here, in this very room called library? To research for our Keeper? If so, this makes me sad. But what research exactly does he want to waste our last moments of existence on? Actually, I now even depressed myself a bit more. How sad."



Who want's Fish'N'Chips?
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 0.00
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 0
Mood: Depressed
Status: Talking with Spider
Quick Summary: Nigel introduced himself, wandered around the dungeon, made his lair in the meantime, then entered the library and approached Zukia and asked her what the Keeper wants.

ARMofORION
May 4th, 2012, 22:38
Hayta
:word_of_power:Tarik:word_of_power:
Marteal
Sharpshooter
:flame_breath:Demonmage:flame_breath:
Forgemaster Orc

:drain:Soul-Eater:drain:
:thief::freeze:Traitor:meteor::dwarf:

IT IS PAY DAY!
Tarik ignores the Mentor, having done nothing to deserve his pay. He swaps out the book he was reading for a book on the Combat Pit.

Marteal looks up from his temporary blankness after hearing the Mentor announce. He walks calmly to the Treasury and grabs 40 gold, then turns around. He heads back to the Hatchery, grabbing some (Read: MANY) chickens, and heads back to the Workshop. He starts up a list, and gets to work.

Hayta does nothing, not requiring the pay. Her cloaking fades away, but she remains alert.

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Status: Reading
Summary: Hears the Mentor but ignores him, swaps books

SUMMARY:
Health: 100% (Invisibility recharging)
Level: 3.4
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: Guarding
Summary: Stays in the Guard Room

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.5
Mood: Normal
Gold: 80
Status: Forging
Summary: Collects pay, eats, continues forging
Workshop progress:
Lighting Trap (1/2) 0%
Sentry Gun (0/3) 0%

Skarok
May 6th, 2012, 09:36
Ryan & Pel

Ryan looked up from his books as the sharp voice of the Mentor filled the library.

IT IS PAYDAY!

Already? Fine by me.

Ryan closed his books and stood up before making his way over to the treasury with slow but steady steps. In there he collected 150 gold coins, a number he saw fitting for all the work he had done thus far. The merc then made his way over to the lair to store the gold, he wouldn't want to carry it around all the time, plus it's been some time since he last ate. And it surely wouldn't hurt to grab a chicken before heading back to the library.


In the meantime Pel was still training. He was focusing completely on practicing with his new crossbow, the buzzing of the bolts and their collision with their target were the only sounds he paid attention to. Thus he completely overheard the mentor. Well, you could say he heard him saying something, but neither did Pel listen or care.


After his short trip Ryan was back in the library, this time researching bridges again.


Ryan Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Gold: 150
Level: 4.38
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Focused
Status: Researching Bridges
Quick Summary: Ryan collected his pay, brought it back to his lair and grabbed a chicken before he returned to the library, researching Bridges this time.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 5.35
Keeper Approval: -14
Mood: Intent
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Pel ignored the Mentor and continued to train.

nijuni_kuro
May 9th, 2012, 16:50
Dranton the Beetle & Xerina the Dark Elf

After Prison have been researched, Keeper Animus instructed his research staff to research the "Create Gold" spell. Hearing this, Xerina got up and put her book back onto the shelf. However, while looking for a book on gold conjuration she suddenly stopped. For a few moments it looked like she was frozen in place, as her right hand stopped hovering over the bookshelves and the pupils in her eyes suddenly grew wider.

She came across a book. But not just any book. A book that might prove to be highly beneficial to her. On the book's spine was a text written in caligraphic letters that read 'Healing Magic Vol.2: Treating Burns'. After staring at the book in disbelief for some time, she frantically grabed it and pulled it out. She kept intensively staring at the cover.

"Could it hath been that easy?", Xerina thought to herself, "Hath the answer truly been hiding in plain sight all this time?"

She opened the book and started reading immediatelly, and ended up almost falling over after tripping while trying to blindly find her seat again, not lifting her eyes from the book.


Dranton finally woke up and stretched his 6 limbs. He vaguely remembered his new Master requesting researchers before he went to sleep, so he headed to the Library to see if the researchers were still needed.

After arriving at the Library, Dranton noticed a Warlock entering right before him. At first, he thought he'd wait for the Warlock to ask about the research so he wouldn't have to. But as soon as the Warlock started talking, Dranton started feeling creeped out just listening to him. He decided not to wait for the end of Warlock's seemingly endless speech and insted looked around the Library for others he could talk to. He quickly recognized the bandaged figure absorbed in her book near him.

"Hey, there.", Dranton greeted Xerina, "What're we supposed to be doing now?"

"Researching gold conjuration.", Xerina replied, without lifting her head for even a moment.

"Wait, con-what-ification? Is that the spell that tricks the enemies into attacking each other? I'm not good with spells.", Dranton replied, clearly misunderstanding what the 'con' in 'conjuration' stands for.

"Research whathever thou want.", Xerina answered, sounding annoyed, "I could not care less."

After being so rudely brushed off, Dranton looked at the bookshelves.

"Whatever I want, huh?", he mumbled to himself as he glanced over the books.

In the end, he took a book about the Combat Pit architecture and started reading it.

-----------

-Dranton:
--Summary: Dranton woke up, went to the Library and talked to Xerina. He's now researching the Combat Pit.
Health: 100%
Mood: Normal
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Status: Researching the Combat Pit
Location: Library

-Xerina:
--Summary: Xerina found a book about healing and started reading it insted of researching gold conjuration. She had a short talk with Dranton.
Health: 100%
Mood: Obsessed (with her book)
Keeper Approval: 10 (Cooperative)
Status: Researching the Heal Spell
Location: Library

ARMofORION
May 9th, 2012, 23:25
:word_of_power:Tarik:word_of_power:
:flame_breath:Demonmage:flame_breath:
:drain:Soul-Eater:drain:
:thief::freeze:Traitor:meteor::dwarf:

Tarik puts the book away, having read through it all. He considers staying to help the Keeper, and decides he had better go meet his contact in Red Crystal Island. He warps straight to the Portal, and steps into it.

No Summary.

ARMofORION
May 15th, 2012, 23:47
A MIDGET HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON!
A loud voice sounded out from the Portal. And whoever was yelling wasn't happy.
"OI, I AM A DWARF! GET IT RIGHT, OR I'LL COME UP THERE, AND SHOVE MY BOOT SO FAR UP YOUR *** THAT YOU'LL START TASTING STEEL-TOED LEATHER BOOT!"
.....A TUNNELER DWARF HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON!
Valkoth climbs out of the portal, using his axes to help him climb. He gets out of the Portal, and walks to the Keeper's Heart. He raises one axe in a salute, and says:
"Greetings, Keeper! My name is Valkoth, the Dwarf. If you need something dug out, just tell me. I'll do better than your Imps at it. I can also forge in the workshop." He stops saluting, and heads to the Lair. When he arrives, he sets up his home, a chair made out of obsidian, and heads to the Workshop. When he arrives there, he sees Marteal there, and asks:
"So, what does the Keeper want produced?" Marteal looks up, after packing a first crate of lightning, and says
"Me doesn't know. Me's just makin' tings right nows." Valkoth nods to the Ork, and walks around, stopping at the Hatchery for some food. He arrives at the Training Room, and starts attacking a dummy.

Hayta stops guarding, tired, and enters back into the Dungeon. She walks to the Lair, and looks around. Finding her spot in the Lair, she walks over to it and lies down, falling asleep.

Back in the Workshop, Marteal's work finally is taking a toll on him. He gets out of the room, and heads back to the Lair. He looks around, and notices a certain Dark Elf that he knows. But, since she is asleep, he decides not to bother her, and goes to his bed. He lays down, falling asleep in seconds, his snoring heard occasionally.


Summary:
Health: 100%
Level: 2
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Status: Training
Location: Training Room
Summary: Enters the realm, introduces himself to the Keeper, talks to Marteal, goes to train.
Current Equipment: Dual Battleaxes
Shield(on back)
Helmet w/ Torch.

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.4
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: Sleeping
Location: Lair
Summary: Decides to go to sleep

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.5
Mood: Normal
Gold: 80
Status: Sleeping
Location: Lair
Summary: Gets done with a crate, talks to Valkoth, gets tired and goes to sleep
Workshop progress:
Lighting Trap (2/2) 0%
Sentry Gun (0/3) 0%

MeinCookie
May 18th, 2012, 13:50
Vermil|ion
....~
......~The Vnsightly~

A Rogue emerged from the portal somewhat stiffly; covered in a layer of fading bruises and battle wounds. He had received quite the beating from Arnold the Orc in Northland not long ago but he had managed to recuperate on the long journey down to Faircoast. The Rogue groaned to himself.

->The Rogue needs food. Vermillion, he could eat a Bile Demon.<-

He had come to the Faircoast region because he felt it important - the visions told him to be here and it was a nice rest stop to skive around and get some free food. Vermillion made his way to the Dungeon Heart and presented himself.

"The Rogue bids you greetings, Keeper of the Animus, for he is Vermillion and that is the kind of thing he does! If locks need picking, areas need scouting, fights need fightening or rats need to de-ratifying; call the Grand Verm for problems solved efficently and with sophisticableness!"

Vermillion slinked into the Lair, utilizing shadows. Here he set up bedding arrangements before he moved over into the Hatchery for something to eat. He ate something.

That all out of the way, the Rogue wandered into the Training Room and began to practice.



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 100%
Level: 4.25
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Fine.
Status: In the Training Room.
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Summary: Entered, introduced himself to Animus, set up in the Lair, ate something, headed to the Training Room and began to train.

Mothrayas
May 19th, 2012, 18:29
A SPIDER HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.

"Oh darn, that's a good researcher lost there--

A WARLOCK HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

--oh, there's already a replacement--

A FLY HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.

--come on, now I'm losing my scouts too? At least I still have--

IT IS PAYDAY!

--what, payday too? As if I have all the gol--

ANOTHER WARLOCK HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

--oh good, now I have two--

THAT WARLOCK FROM EARLIER HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.

--oh come on, I barely--

A TUNNELLER DWARF HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

--wait, a what--

A ROGUE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

--STOP, Mentor. For my own sanity's sake."

The mentor remained silent. Animus looked at his changed creatures lineup.

"Well now... Nigel. I'll just call you Nigel because I don't want to sound like an idiot calling someone Fish'n'chips, but anyway. Currently on the researching schedule is the Create Gold spell. It would be good if you could go research that."

Then Animus noticed the tunneller dwarf talking to him.

"Greetings, Keeper! My name is Valkoth, the Dwarf. If you need something dug out, just tell me. I'll do better than your Imps at it. I can also forge in the workshop."

"Welcome, Valkoth. If you want to help out with digging, then feel free to follow the Imps and help out them if they're digging. Otherwise, I'll call you if I have a job for you. There's always things to be done in the workshop, though. I'll give out commands for that later."

And then there was Vermillion.

"The Rogue bids you greetings, Keeper of the Animus, for he is Vermillion and that is the kind of thing he does! If locks need picking, areas need scouting, fights need fightening or rats need to de-ratifying; call the Grand Verm for problems solved efficently and with sophisticableness!"

"Welcome...uh...Vermillion. You can see by yourself soon enough when those services of you will be necessary. Just see what you can do right now."

<<That's one crazy nutter...looks like I'll need to keep him on a leash, otherwise he could ruin things just like that other rogue. Rogues...never trust them. Any of them.>>

Animus started speaking to all of his creatures.

"Now then... Everybody who can research, there's still the Create Gold spell to be researched, although that should be almost finished by now. Next up, research the Bridge. Perhaps the other side of the river has gold hidden, or possibly other interesting things. Now as for those working in the Workshop, I want some Steel Doors to be produced, to reduce the vulnerability of the dungeon. The fighter creatures should go train or guard."

Animus then looked at the Guard Room, where the hellhound was waiting for its scouting job, and Skios was guarding.

"You, hellhound... you can go scout now. I should by now be ready to see what could be out there."

"...also, I should be putting some traps there now."

Animus instructed three of his Imps to place some Sentry Traps at some particular locations to the south and southwest of the Guard Room. The Imps got to work.

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Summary: Entering creatures, leaving creatures, introductions, commands, scouts, sentry traps, oh my

Research progress:
Create Gold: 84%
Bridge: 27%
Heal: 9%
Combat Pit: 8%

Gold: 3420 (+0, -190)

Orders:
-Researchers: Create Gold, Bridge (in that order)
-Manufacturers: Steel Doors
-Fighters: Train or guard
-Ouroboros & Ragnarok: Scout

MeinCookie
May 20th, 2012, 02:37
Vermil|ion
....~
......~The Vnsightly~

"Welcome...uh...Vermillion. You can see by yourself soon enough when those services of you will be necessary. Just see what you can do right now."

"As you says, Keeper-man! He'll do, He'll do, He'll do... except he already did - He just hasn't caught up with himself yet, you see?"

Vermillion was training and noticed somebody that the nearest person to him was a Tunneler Dwarf. The Rogue decided to introduce himself. He had already worked up quite the sweat, running down from beneath his helmet on the healthy side of his face. On the burnt side, the sweat glands were far too damaged.

"Hello Dwarf-of-Tunnels, he is the Rogue! Yes. He met tunnel dwarf once, but the creature, it bit off his nose. Not much else he could do after Vermillion chopped off his legs. Still the Rogue's nose grew back, yes? Vermillion has no lingering bad feeling. Anyways... how is Tunneler finding life in the service of the Keepers, Vermsy asks?"



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 100%
Level: 4.4
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Fine.
Status: In the Training Room.
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Summary: Trains, Greets the Tunneler Valkoth.

ARMofORION
May 24th, 2012, 11:04
"Hello Dwarf-of-Tunnels, he is the Rogue!"
Valkoth looks over at Vermillion, having stopped training when he started talking {Oh, boy. One of these rogues......}
"Yes. He met tunnel dwarf once, but the creature, it bit off his nose. Not much else he could do after Vermillion chopped off his legs. Still the Rogue's nose grew back, yes? Vermillion has no lingering bad feeling. Anyways... how is Tunneler finding life in the service of the Keepers, Vermsy asks?"
Valkoth puts his weapons on his back, having heard the Keeper's comment about the what to build in the workshop. He shrugs and says:
"Good story, I guess. I found my way into the Keeper's service in battle. Not sure how, though. Some beer would refresh my memory, but I can't drink at the moment, I'm on duty in the workshop."
Valkoth walks out of the Training Room, and heads off to the Workshop. He sets to work on the Steel doors, as per his orders.

Summary:
Health: 100%
Level: 2.3
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Status: Forging
Location: Workshop
Summary: Talks to Vermillion and goes to forge
Current Equipment: Dual Battleaxes
Shield(on back)
Helmet w/ Torch.

nijuni_kuro
May 29th, 2012, 18:41
Dranton the Beetle

After hearing his Master's order's, Dranton shortly replied: "As you command, Master.".

He crawled to the nearby shelves and put his book back, then started looking for a book about bridges (as he was not good at researching spells). After a short while, he pulled out a book about the bridge architecture. Unfortunatelly, it was only about the wooden bridges.

"Yeah, that obviously ain't gonna fly here...", he thought as he returned the book.

After going through several more titles Dranton finally found a book about bridge-making that had plans on bridges that are capable of resisting lava. He took it to the desk he used earlier and started reading it.

-------------
--Summary: Dranton got a new book and started researching the Bridge.
Health: 100%
Mood: Normal
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Status: Researching the Bridge
Location: Library
-------------

Xerina, the Dark Elf

After going through the book, Xerina realised that it only explained the ways of treating the wounds that accelerated the natural regeneration process of the target - which meant that she couldn't use it to restore her old appearance. She stood up with an angry look on her face. Ignoring the Keeper and his orders, she shoved the book back on the bookshelf and started looking for other healing tomes.

"There hath got to be at least SOMETHING that could be of use!", she mumbled without even realising she spoke it out loud, albeit rather quetly.

In the end, she took out 3 different healing books and brought them all to a table. She sat down and started reading one of them.

-------------
--Summary: Xerina switched books and continued researching Heal.
Health: 100%
Mood: Obsessed (with her book)
Keeper Approval: 10 (Cooperative)
Status: Researching the Heal Spell
Location: Library
-------------

MeinCookie
May 30th, 2012, 10:13
Vermil|ion
....~
......~The Vnsightly~

Vermillion waved the tunneler off, before returning to the very serious business of training.

"Ready for a Vermillion-roast, Training Dumsy? You won't get one, he proclaim-eth! He has at you!"

The Rogue began his attack once more, daggers flashing. He looked back at his past mistakes with perfect clarity and he learned from them, honing his technique.



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 100%
Level: 4.45
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Fine.
Status: In the Training Room.
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Summary: Trains.

Metal Gear Rex
July 31st, 2012, 00:25
:melee:
:archer: Zukia :archer:
:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))





Zukia remained in the Library, quietly but loyally researching the Create Gold Spell for her master while renewing her Invisibility every so often. All seemed well, though after a while, Zukia realized she had been researching the spell for a long time. She wondered why it hadn't been completed, then came up with two possible explanations for this. Either Animus' other Creatures were slacking off or the Mentor was being quiet. Zukia wondered if she should take up research of another Spell or Room, but acknowledged the high priority of the Create Gold Spell. It would be rather insulting and disrespectful to her master for her to decide to research something else if the Create Gold spell actually was incomplete. Due to this, Zukia decided to take a precaution and keep reading, just in case Animus' other Creatures were being lazy.

Zukia continued reading for quite a long time before she began to work more slowly. She wasn't tired nor hungry, and the excessive amount of reading surprisingly wasn't getting to her either. Rather, there was something on her mind that was troubling her. It was a sort of "unfinished task" that she was supposed to do, and it bothered her greatly that she, despite her desires and goals, never completed it.

At this point, she stopped reading entirely, and was focused on her own thoughts. She wondered how she should go about the issue. Should she leave to take care of things, or should she stay to help Animus? It would take her a while for her to finish this "task", but at the same time, Animus seemed competent enough that he might not need her, especially in this land where her usefulness is limited due to the mass amount of lava that seemed to inhabit it. Not to mention, after all this time she alone spent researching, the Create Gold spell should be completed.

After some thinking, Zukia came to a decision. She placed her book back in its shelf and left the Library. She walked down the corridors and quickly found herself before the Heart Chamber. She then deactivated her Invisibility.

Zukia spoke softly with a touch of remorse, "I'm sorry, my master, but I must go now... I am hesitant to leave, but there is something that is troubling me heavily that I must take care of... I can't go into the details, but it's a "family" issue... I promise I'll be back as soon as I take care of it."

And with that, Zukia stepped back a bit before turning away from Animus' heart. She walked forward towards the Entrance Portal, then took a leap down into the so-called "abyss".

A ROGUE HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.



:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: None
Location: Entrance Portal
Status: -
Efficiency: -

Summery: Zukia left the dungeon.

Mothrayas
August 6th, 2012, 18:16
The Keeper had given his command to the Hellhound. Finally, Ouroboros and Ragnarok could do what they had been intending to do for a while.

"You, hellhound... you can go scout now. I should by now be ready to see what could be out there."

"Well finally, something is going to happen. For once. I've been almost falling asleep here."

"Good for you. Now let's go."

The Hellhound walked out into the magma river. Being a hellhound with fully heat resistant skin, the lava was entirely harmless to the creature. It turned left, moving towards the east. However, it quickly came to a dead end. At a certain point, the lava river suddenly stopped, with large rocky terrain taking its place. The only other thing of note to see was the wall to their right, which was covered with pieces of gold sticking out of the earth. This would be important for the keeper, as he was in need of additional sources of gold.

The two faces of the Hellhound briefly stared at the rocks in front of them. It was quiet, there was not a single sound to be heard.

"So, what do we do now?"

"Let's check out the other way the river's going. There's probably more to see there."

The Hellhound turned around. It walked on westwards, briefly passing its Keeper's outpost. Then, after having just passed the outpost, the two heads of the Hellhound spotted something in the distance. Upon taking a closer look, it appeared to be a small band of creatures passing through the river. They were hostile creatures, belonging to a rival keeper.

The creatures quickly approached towards them. Ouroboros and Ragnarok recognised they were outnumbered and outmatched, and retreated back to Keeper Animus' guard room. Only Skios was there. Ragnarok approached him.

"Hey. There's a bunch of creatures coming up. Let's kick their ass."

Skios turned around. He saw the creature approaching. One of them shot a fireball at him, but Skios quickly dodged.

"Well, well. What've we got here? Some intruders who wish to die? Cool, I've been waiting to see something happen."

The enemies continued to approach, and the creatures got a better view of them. There were three of them: a demon spawn, a salamander, and a firefly.

Ouroboros then looked back to the other creature, as well as his other half. He spoke up to them.

"Shouldn't we warn our Keeper now?"

"We don't have time for that now. And he'll notice soon enough anyway."

At that point, a few Imps came to the area, with trap boxes meant for the Sentry Traps that were to be placed. Noticing the threats in the room, they quickly abandoned their duties in order to get away to safety. Animus noticed the Imps' behavior. He saw the enemies approaching.

"Ohhhhh crapbaskets. I'm going to need to get those dealt with very, very soon... or else that other Keeper will have spotted me. Damn it, so much for keeping low in this area."

Animus then heard rustling to the south, where the Hellhound had discovered a new gold source. The gold wall then collapsed, revealing a band of Imps digging out the gold, their allegiance the same as the creatures who were assaulting him at the moment.

"Ohhhhh, double crapbaskets."

The Keeper realized that now, there was no way that the other Keeper wouldn't have seen him. In fact, he probably would be watching right now, or at least, very soon he would.

"It looks like I'm going to need to change tactics. But first, I need to get rid of these hostile creatures on my doorstep. These guys must know that I am at all times not to be messed with."

Keeper Animus picked up his entire assortment of creatures - except the two creatures who were already there - and dropped them all in the Guard Room.

"My creatures...get rid of these nuisances that are in front of my territory. We must show our newly discovered enemy what we do to anyone who dares stand in our way."

<<I sense that this Keeper is much more powerful than it seems right now... I must be wary of reinforcements on his side coming in. Hopefully the display of my forces will put him off from making too rash decisions... otherwise, this might just not end very well.>>

Animus briefly turned back to look at the progress that had been made in his dungeon during the meantime.

A NEW SPELL HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: CREATE GOLD.

"Well good, at least that one is finally finished, now. Just was hoping I'd have that bridge done, as well. I still need to find myself a way to the other side of the river, in order to profit off the gold veins there. That also means I'm going to have to shake off this pesky opposition which is currently located there. I'm going to need to think up a new strategy, and do it fast..."

Oh, also, uh, a Rogue left a while ago. I didn't get around to mention it earlier, you were busy with other things.

"How unfortunate... it was the Rogue named Zukia, was it? A young girl with a lot of ambition, although she didn't get around long enough to show off her capabilities... That rogue could still have been a valuable asset in my ranks at some point, but it looks like that is not going to happen. Well, it looks like I am going to have to work with what else I have, then. Certainly I still have a decently capable lot under my control."

Animus returned to the frontline.

<<Well... let's hope my creatures don't disappoint me. Alright creatures, go kick their ass.>>

The enemy creatures had just reached Animus' land, currently being on the southwestern edge of the guard room area. The battle was now ready to begin. However, while the opposition looked vastly outnumbered, Animus was sure that the other Keeper wouldn't let his creatures be crushed without much effort by Animus' army. There would surely be a larger force coming towards him in the near future. In fact, such a force could possibly come any minute now. It is just a matter of when the other Keeper is planning to strike with said additional force... but for now, the current priority is to crush and intimidate that what is present right now. So that would have to happen first.

Animus took a close look, in order to analyze what exactly the opponent's scouting party consisted of. It consisted of three different creatures. There was one firefly. Being the species that it is, it is naturally fast, but certainly not the most dangerous of creatures. In fact, this firefly looked especially puny - very much lacking in combat training. It would be an easy to kill target for whoever could get his or her hands on it. Next to the firefly stood a demon spawn. It was distinctly tougher than the others, seemingly the leader of the group. And the last creature was a salamander - another lava dwelling creature, although it did not look as powerful as the demon spawn beside it. This one would be the middle guy of the group. The latter two creatures, both being of two different magma traversing species, also had fire breathing powers to some degree.

All in all, the bunch was none too threatening, and the manpower Animus dropped in was most probably far more than would be necessary. This was all part of his plan to scare his opponent off and deal with whatever threat there was quickly. Time was key in this situation.

Battle Status (starting)

Keeper Elyon's Creatures


Firefly "Ivy" - Level 1 (100%)
Level 1 - Melee
Demon Spawn "Bagel" - Level 4 (100%)
Level 1 - Melee
Level 4 - Fire Ball
Salamander "Cauda" - Level 2 (100%)
Level 1 - Melee
Level 2 - Fire Spit


Skios had his eyes initially set on the Firefly. Not only did it seem to be by far the weakest of the three opponents, but fireflies make a good spider delicacy. Skios was ready to jump towards the firefly to catch it, but it was savvy enough to predict this move and fly backwards over the lava. Skios landed right on the edge of the room, barely any distance away from the magma below him.

"Oh come on... dirty coward. I suppose you don't dare coming back here and having a fair fight, do you?"

The firefly didn't respond to Skios' taunts.

"Very well... you shall meet your death either way. Don't think you're able to escape for long."

At the same time, Ouro and Ragna were seeing what was going on between the spider and the firefly.

"Heh, stupid lil' insect. Thinking it can save its own hide."

"Yeah, that was most definitely not honorable, and--

"Shut up, you. Let's go catch it."

The Hellhound followed the Fly into the river of molten rock.

"Yeah, you insignificant little fly, you... don't think you'll be getting away from here. We are going to catch you. You cannot escape."

The Hellhound lunged towards the Firefly. It dodged sideways. With the lava river all around, the firefly had room and opportunity to dodge everywhere in all directions. The hellhound gave chase, but the little fly was too fast for them to catch. The chase eventually ended up with both the predator and the prey going around in a circle, in a seemingly endless cycle. The circling pattern didn't seem to change yet.

Skios, meanwhile, was too much entertained by the cat-and-mouse game played by the Hellhound and the Firefly to be bothered with the other targets. The room was filled with numerous other creatures anyway, and surely others would get around to dealing with the other targets that have entered the grounds of Keeper Animus. Skios was content with watching the firefly make a desperate attempt to save its hide, and was hoping for the slight chance that the firefly would accidentally put itself in Skios' reach, so that he would be able to finish the job on his own... and get the delicacy for himself.

Krua, being one of the creatures Animus dropped into the center of the guard room. She quickly got up after falling, but was in a mentally distant state. She stood still silently and motionless. She seemed to be unaware of her surroundings - unaware of the enemies a short distance away from her, as well as unaware of the allies surrounding her. Her mind appeared to be in another world.

Meanwhile, while the Firefly was being hunted upon by the Hellhound and Skios, the enemy Salamander and Demon Spawn decided to start their attacks on the cluster of creatures that were dropped. The demon spawn and salamander simultaneously shot off a fire ball and fire spit projectile, respectively, into the group of creatures. They then approached the group, ready to strike.

Battle Status

Keeper Elyon's Creatures


Firefly "Ivy" - Level 1 (100%) (Southwest of guard room, being chased by Ouroboros & Ragnarok)
Demon Spawn "Bagel" - Level 4 (100%) (on guard room, approaching creatures)
Salamander "Cauda" - Level 2 (100%) (on guard room, approaching creatures)



Summary: Ouroboros and Ragnarok started scouting in the lava river. To the east, they discovered gold and the river ended there, and to the west, they discovered a hostile Keeper-owned scouting party. Keeper Animus dropped all creatures into the Guard Room to immediately combat the enemy creatures. Ouroboros & Ragnarok proceeded to chase the Firefly back into the lava, with Skios watching.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 100%
Location: lava river
Status: Chasing at firefly
Mood: Excited (both)
Level: 2
Gold: 0

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: southern edge of guard room
Status: keeping track of enemy Firefly
Mood: excited
Level: 5
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: center of guard room
Status: standing
Mood: blank
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Keeper Animus

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Research progress:
Create Gold: Complete
Bridge: 48%
Heal: 20%
Combat Pit: 11%

Gold: 3420 (+0, -0)

Orders:
-Everyone: Kill dat $#%&!

MeinCookie
August 9th, 2012, 11:54
Vermil|ion
....~
......~The Vnsightly~

Vermillion found himself at roughly the front of the jumble of creatures - in front of the Demon Spawn. He decided to give his foe the chance to surrender - afterall why fight if you could avoid it?

"Before you stands the mighty rogue known only as Vermillion; unless he is called Vermsy, or Vermillion the Rogue, or Vermillion the Grand Verm, or Vermillion Ignoble, or the Unsightly One, or He-Who-Is-Vermillion or possibly Vervex - ...but appart from those he has only one name! Surrender now and you will live to continue to behold his might and that of his Keeper-man!"

Bagel the demon spawn found himself discouraged - not by Vermillion's pathtic attempt to talk him down but by the fact that his meal had already been spoiled. Bagel considered himself a gourmet and having his lunch half-burnt before the fight even began took away much of his will to fight. Fortunately, Vermillion's ill-advised words gave him another reason - crush the presumptous buffoon in the rogue mask.

The demon spawn charged, but Vermillion was already pumped for battle from working out in the Training Room. Vermillion suprised even himself by running forward and performing a perfect somersault over his knee-high foe.

Bagel slowed himself to a stop, awkwardly spun on the spot and charged back towards him. Vermillion - mouth still agape from his feat of agility - simply wasn't prepared for the reptillian beast which launched itself onto his back and knocked him face-first into the ground.

"Oui! Do that again Demon - and Vermsy, he won't let you surrender no more! "

Bagel responded by eagerly clawing at the back of Vermillion's breastplate.

"Two can play that game, beasty, and one of them isn't you. You've lost your surrender priviledges!"

Vermillion drew both of his daggers - flipping them so he had them in an underhand grip - drove them upwards behind him into his foes stomach.

Bagel recoiled with a bellow of pain - nearly taking Vermillion's daggers with him as he turned around and leapt away. Of course, the manouvre caused even more damage.

The rogue rolled onto his back searching for his target...

...only to have jaws lock around his foot and begin to drag him along.

Vermillion screamed as the demon spawn flung him around and started pulling him towards the lava. The rogue panicked, yanking at his foot.

"If you kill him, the Others will kill you demon spawn!"

Bagel smiled around his prize. If food had to be burnt, it might as well be burnt good and proper.

Vermillion changed tactics. He arched his foot and pulled himself towards the creature - hands finding groves in the uneven floor.

With a leg shoved down his throat, Bagel gagged releasing Vermillion followed by his breakfast. The rogue scrambled away, returning to his feet. This was not the end.


VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 4.65
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Disgusted.
Status: Fighting Bagel.
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Summary: Engages Bagel - discovers a new proficency as a gymnast before getting face-planted into the ground, scores a strike of his own, gets dragged along the ground slightly back towards the group then spun around and dragged towards the lava quite a ways - then he frees himself before getting dragged in.

Bagel (Level 4 Demon Spawn) - 85% health

ARMofORION
August 13th, 2012, 02:03
Valkoth dropped to the floor, and got up, noting that the creatures were in the lava. He looks at them, annoyed, and starts shouting at them.
"HEY! GET YOUR FAT AND LAZY BUTTS OVER HERE! THIS DWARF AIN'T MUCH ON WAITING!.They reply with the fireballs, one of which slams into Valkoth. It doesn't hurt him that badly, but he has another problem....
He runs around, his butt on fire, screaming like a madman.

Hayta wakes up when she lands on the ground. Although the wake-up was rude, she saw the reason for it. She stands up, drawing her crossbow one-handed and fires it at the Demon Spawn. It pierces his skin, digging in his side, but not causing bad damage. She reloads, getting ready to target the salamander.

Marteal wakes up, landing on the ground. He gets up, looking at the enemies. He readies himself, waiting for one of them to get closer so he could start his work.

Summary:
Health: 93%
Level: 2
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Status: Running around
Location: Guard Room
Summary: Taunts and gets set on fire.
Current Equipment: Dual Battleaxes
Shield(on back)
Helmet w/ Torch.

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.4
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: In Combat
Location: Guard Room
Summary: Wakes up and attacks the demon spawn.
Equipment: Short Sword
Long Bow
Crossbow

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.5
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Normal
Gold: 80
Status: Waiting
Location: Guard Room
Summary: Gets ready to fight.
Equipment: Hammer
Shield

Demon Spawn Level 4: 82%

MeinCookie
August 18th, 2012, 12:54
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD



Swirling red mists gathered above the naked abyss of Keeper Animus's Faircoast entrance; portentous to, perhaps, the arrival of a new creature. Lo and behold, amidst the veil of red a silhouetted figure emerged, becoming ever more tangible as the mists receeded.

A WARLOCK HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

The Warlock's thin lips curled into a smile. His completely bald visage was potmarked and scored from time spent in the hottest corners of the Underworld; though most of this was obscured by the thick grimy blast-proof googles which covered the majority of his face. The only hair left on his entire face was a small half-scorched goattee desperately clinging for dear life to the edge of his bottom lip. His regular warlock's robes had been switched out for a heavy-duty reinforce leather trench coat.

In short, he cut a rugged figure.

'Greetings, Keeper Animus. My name is Azazisaz, a warlock specialising in enchanting and in the construction of magical traps. It would be both a pleasure and an honour to serve.'

Azaz rose from his bow, and headed to the lair to sort out his sleeping arrangements. He then moved through the hatchery and entered the Workshop.

--Hmmm, back in the Workshop. What to make?--

Azaz set to work assembling a Magic Door; capable of withstanding great amounts of physical punishment, he was sure it would prove useful to his new Keeper.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Happy
Status: Constructing a Magic Door.
Quick Summary: Enters the dungeon, says hi, sets up in the Lair and gets to work on a Magic Door.


Magic Door A (11% Complete)

Skarok
August 22nd, 2012, 16:02
Ryan & Pel

Both Rogues were caught off guard as they were picked up and dropped nearby the lava river. Ryan however got back on his foot quite quickly and loaded his crossbow. The others were already dealing with the demon spawn, so Ryan hoped that he and Pel would be able to take the salamander out before it would manage to get onto the land. The enemy didn't see the first shot and so it hit him directly where Ryan wanted to. The bolt found its way right into the enemy's chest. The salamander yelled in pain and stopped for a moment but it wasn't dead.

What, are you kidding me? I hit it right in the heart!

The merc reloaded his crossbow and made a step to the side as the salamander spit a fire bolt into his direction. He was hoping that Pel would get it before it would reach them, but the rogue was already sitting ten feet away directly in front of the lava. Ryan didn’t have enough time to find out what he was doing, for the enemy had already reached him. It was too late to draw a sword, so Ryan lifted up his crossbow to block the salamander's claws. After they first collided Ryan didn't try to pull away, he slammed his right knee into his enemies jaw. The salamander hissed angrily and snapped after his shoulder, its teeth penetrated Ryan's armor and ripped his flesh off. The merc hissed and hit the salamander with the backside of his crossbow to get it off him. A second later he came to the ready and fired a second shot, right into the neck of his enemy. Surprisingly it was still standing, but it looked like it couldn't move its head anymore. As it noticed how Ryan mutilated it, it yelled howled with pain.

The merc now threw his crossbow away and grabbed his shortsword.


Pel got up some time after Ryan but when he first saw the battlefield then he smirked. Ryan could do whatever the hell he wanted for all Pel cared; here was his final test for his newly made weapon. The rogue looked for a nice position where he crouched down and loaded his crossbow. Then he targeted the fly, one eye closed, the other deeply focused onto image in the telescope. Pel had to wait for the perfect shot and even though he didn't help his comrades at all during that time, it paid off in the end. As fast as he pulled the trigger, as fast the fly drowned inside the lava, as the bolt penetrated one of its wings and its body.

Now smirking again he looked up from the telescope to see Ryan fighting the salamander nearby. They were moving too fast for him to get a perfect shot anytime soon, but he didn't need to kill it directly, he just needed to pin it down for the others. The moment it was charging at Ryan too fight him in close quarter combat the second time he shot. The bolt hit it directly into the left foot.


Surprised about the sudden help Ryan was distracted for a second, but before the now fallen salamander could get back on its feet he slammed his hilt against the enemies head. The merc then nodded into Perl's direction.

"Nice work!", he shouted, but Pel was already focused on the fight again. The moment Ryan wanted to join the others to fight the demon spawn, he heard a faint moaning. Ryan looked down, just to see his enemy getting back at its feet again.


"Oh, son of a..."

Not feeling like knocking it out again, he just slammed his sword into its face, this time with the other side. They didn't have a prison anyways.


Ryan Summary
Health:87%
Location: Library
Gold: 150
Level: 4.45
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Focused
Status: Fighting
Quick Summary: Ryan knocked the salamander out, then killed it.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Gold: 0.00
Level: 5.45
Keeper Approval: -14
Mood: Amused
Status: Fighting
Quick Summary: Pel killed the firefly and helped Ryan against the salamander.

Cauda" - Level 2 (0%) DEAD
"Ivy" - Level 1 (0%) DEAD

Mothrayas
August 23rd, 2012, 01:27
Ouroboros and Ragnarok continued to chase the firefly until it was suddenly struck by a crossbow bolt. The Hellhound stopped moving for a moment as the little fly crashed down into the lava and disappeared into the river.

Ragnarok peeked out to the shore, and saw Pel holding his crossbow. He growled.

"Hey. Find your own target, jackass."

The Hellhound looked at the way the fight was going on land. One target was already out, and the other was already occupied well enough.

"Meh. That one soon be dead too. I don't feel like going in there. Little guy's probably dead before we get there. I have a better idea. Let's go harass some imps on the other side of the river."

"But what if the master doesn't want us to go there?"

"I don't care."

The Hellhound went off to the southern edge of the river, where the rival Keeper's Imps were digging gold for their master. Or at least, they were until a ferocious hound from the depths of hell came in, which prompted them to stop digging and run for their lives. The Hellhound managed to corner one of the Imps, trapping the Imp in a corner with lava on one side, and an earth wall on the other, and the Hellhound blocking any way out.

"Wassup. Burn."

Ragnarok unleashed his flame breath upon the helpless Imp, frying it to death until nothing but a small charred skeleton remained with a small bag of freshly mined gold on its back.

"Ooh... Shiny. I think Master likes those shinies. Let's see if there's more of them."

The hellhound turned around, looking at the rest of the mining scene. The area was now clear, as all the local Imps had run away for safety.



Back in the Guard Room, Skios, after seeing the fly having been sniped and its remains burned away in the river, looked at the only living target left, which was the demon spawn. Skios jumped at his target and bit into its hide, attempting to pierce through the demon spawn's tough skin.

Meanwhile, Krua started looking at her surroundings. She saw her brother attempting to fight off the hostile demon spawn. The demon spawn braced itself, before hopping straight up, shaking off Skios, who landed a couple meters further away. Krua saw this as a cue to start her own offense on the creature. She poked forward with one of her front legs, and immediately shot forward a powerful freeze blast which encased the demon spawn in a layer of ice. Immediately after this, she followed up with a focused hail barrage aimed directly at the demon spawn from a very close range, maximizing the damage. The demon spawn remained frozen.

Skios got back up on his feet, and approached the now frozen demon spawn again. He thrust his fangs into the demon spawn's frozen scales, shattering parts of the ice layer, but also breaking off the layer of skin which was covered in said ice. Having now exposed a weak spot in the demon spawn's hide, he proceeded to bite into the weakened part again. His fangs now pierced right through the demon spawn's skin, and Skios dragged his fangs through the layer of skin, opening up heavily bleeding wounds on the spawn's body. By this point the demon spawn was already half unfrozen. Skios backed off, leaving the demon spawn to die.

Skios then felt he had levelled up, and now had the ability to access the power of protection.

By this time, the demon spawn unfroze. Even while horribly bleeding, it seemed to still have the determination to fight on, hopeless as the cause would seem. It quickly spat out a fireball aimed at Skios. Skios didn't have time to dodge, but he did manage to swiftly activate his Protect spell, partially absorbing the fireball's hit.

Summary: After Ivy the Firefly was killed, Ouroboros and Ragnarok started terrorizing the enemy mining Imps, and fried one to death. Skios and Krua attacked the enemy Demon Spawn, injuring it somewhat critically in the process.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 100%
Location: Keeper Elyon's territory, river shore
Status: looking for imps
Mood: Excited (both)
Level: 2
Gold: 0

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 93%
Location: guard room
Status: holding guard, short distance away from Bagel the Demon Spawn
Mood: excited
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: center of guard room
Status: attack support
Mood: -
Level: 6
Gold: 0


Battle Status

Keeper Elyon's Creatures


Firefly "Ivy" - Level 1 - DEAD
Demon Spawn "Bagel" - Level 4 (42%) (on guard room, bleeding heavily, still fighting on)
Salamander "Cauda" - Level 2 - DEAD




Animus oversaw the battle as it went. He was pleased to see his creatures dominating the opposing band of enemies, as they should. Animus also noticed his hellhound was busy chasing off the Imps. This would seem to be for himself, as stalling the enemy's gold mining would give him the time to claim that gold for himself. He was going to need that gold, and the more gold he could get from this gold vein, the better.

Animus also took note of a new warlock entering his dungeon... which, after doing the usual introduction speech-and-lair ritual, promptly entered the workshop.

'Greetings, Keeper Animus. My name is Azazisaz, a warlock specialising in enchanting and in the construction of magical traps. It would be both a pleasure and an honour to serve.'

<<Peculiar creature. It seems that not all warlocks detest working in the workshop after all.>>

"Welcome to my dungeon, Azazisaz. You seem quite...different...so to speak, from the usual warlocks I see around. Do you also do research? If you do, then I would like your assistance in getting the bridge researched in the library. Otherwise, feel free to continue your business in the Workshop. It appears I may, indeed, need some doors."

Animus then felt a powerful entity making telepathic contact with him. It was unambiguously a Keeper, or more specifically, the Keeper next door whose creatures he had been attacking.

"Hahaha... it seems a little upstart has popped up. Am I supposed to be impressed by this little display of creature force here? All your creatures are doing is fighting an utterly significant, minor scouting group which I would not even care if they got themselves killed. And you're trying to interfere with my gold mining? That is just cute. I shall pay you back for it very soon. In the meantime, I'll let you dream you could possibly even stand a chance against me. Remember the name of Keeper Elyon, as it shall be the mark of your death. Just you wait."

"Yeah, yeah. Big talk. Let's just wait and see which one of us can back up their talk."

"Now, my creatures... when you have finished off the final creature, you can go back to work. I particularly need the researching staff to finish researching the bridge spell, in order to cross the river... but I also need creatures keeping guard here, in case this Keeper Elyon here drops his reinforcements. Now finish off this guy first."



Keeper Animus

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Research progress:
Bridge: 48%
Heal: 20%
Combat Pit: 11%

Gold: 3420 (+0, -0)

Orders:
-Researchers: After combat, go back to researching (first priority: bridge)
-Some fighters: After combat, guard
-Azazisaz: Research (bridge) if not too undesirable

ARMofORION
August 23rd, 2012, 01:47
Valkoth is still running in circles, his butt still on fire.

Hayta fires on the remaining creature, the arrow digging into him and causing him to yelp in pain.

Marteal steps up to the Demon Spawn, and repeatedly smashes the hammer into him. When he was done, there was nothing left of Bagel's head except for a red mess.

Summary:
Health: 90%
Level: 2
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Status: Running around
Location: Guard Room
Summary: Still on fire.
Current Equipment: Dual Battleaxes
Shield(on back)
Helmet w/ Torch.

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.5
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: Out of Combat
Location: Guard Room
Summary: Fires on the Demon Spawn
Equipment: Short Sword
Long Bow
Crossbow

SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.5
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Normal
Gold: 80
Status: VICTORY! (FF Victory theme)
Location: Guard Room
Summary: Kills Bagel
Equipment: Hammer
Shield
Bagel: 0%

MeinCookie
August 23rd, 2012, 06:27
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD



Azaz worked dilgently towards his self-assigned task framed amidst a burst of steam as he cast a red hot cross-beam sizzlingly into a water trough. Into the design he poured magic; every sheet and every screw, every lever and every pulley; all of it was saturated with arcane enchantment.

"Welcome to my dungeon, Azazisaz. You seem quite...different...so to speak, from the usual warlocks I see around. Do you also do research? If you do, then I would like your assistance in getting the bridge researched in the library. Otherwise, feel free to continue your business in the Workshop. It appears I may, indeed, need some doors."

The Warlock considered this works, pausing in his current vocation.

'If this is the case, Keeper, than I believe I should finish up here before heading over to the Library. I can work quickly, be assured.'

He redoubled his efforts - working quickly and with precision. He didn't add unnecessary embellishments and the frontage, when it took shape. was bare. He would make it plain, simple and functional.

--After I've finished up in the Library some traps might be of use...--

Azazisaz readjusted his blast-proof goggles, wiped sweat off his face and set to work on the door opening mechanisms.

SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Happy
Status: Constructing a Magic Door.
Quick Summary: Works quickly on the Magic Door, telling Animus that he will head over to the Library as soon as it is done.


Magic Door A (67% Complete)

MeinCookie
August 23rd, 2012, 06:55
Vermil|ion
....~
......~The Vnsightly~

Vermillion faced off against the demon spawn, Bagel. His knives were drawn and he was ready to pounce. Bagel expected him to commit at any moment - to charge.

->Screw that, he thinks loudly to himself. In a second, Spidies and Orc will be along and do it for him! Why should he exert himself?<-


The rogue poked his tongue out and stepped away, sheathing his daggers. Immediately, the demon spawn was beset by Skios and Krua and then finished off by the hammer-wielding orc, all seemingly appearing from nowhere.

His work done for the day, he decided to begin heading back into the dungeon.

"Now, my creatures... when you have finished off the final creature, you can go back to work. I particularly need the researching staff to finish researching the bridge spell, in order to cross the river... but I also need creatures keeping guard here, in case this Keeper Elyon here drops his reinforcements. Now finish off this guy first."

->That sounds like an easy job to him. All he needs to do is stand around looking busy and then the Keeper will like him for it! If only it was always this easy...<-


He wouldn't even need to pay attention as his Sight ability would warn him in advance if anyone decided to gate-crash.

"Vermillion himself would like to volunteer for the guarding of the entrances, Great Keeper, so that he may properly express the exteem in which he holds your most gracely self!"


Vermillion the Rogue walked over into the Guard Room and began playing with his daggers as he surveyed the surronding magma chamber. Whilst he had always prefered the cold to the heat, he had to admit it was quite pleasant here.




VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 4.65
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Happy.
Status: Guarding.
Keeper Approval: 25 (Neutral)
Summary: Lets the other creatures finish off Bagel and then volunteers himself to man the Guard Room.

ARMofORION
August 23rd, 2012, 21:15
Valkoth finally manages to get the fire out. Since he hadn't finished his forging before he was pulled, he went back to the Workshop to continue his work.

Hayta relaxes, seeing that the Demon Spawn is dead. She knew what was about to happen next. The ground shook a bit as Marteal charges at her, and she doesn't step out of the way.
"HAYTA!" She accepts the bear hug from Marteal without complaint, only saying "Marteal....let....go....you're.....crushing......m e" after being suffocated a bit.

Marteal lets go of Hayta, still overly excited. "Sorry, me's just ecited to sees you again." Hayta smiles at him, and asks "Still have those forging ideas for a lava place?" Marteal nods in reply. "All right." Hayta says, and adds "Think you can make one? I'll be needed to guard here." Marteal nods again, and makes his way back to the Workshop.

Valkoth
Summary:
Health: 90%
Level: 2
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Status: Running around
Location: Near the Treasury.
Summary: Puts the fire out and heads to the Workshop
Current Equipment: Dual Battleaxes
Shield(on back)
Helmet w/ Torch.

Hayta
SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.6
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: Guarding
Location: Guard Room
Summary: Gets bear hugged and talks to Marteal
Equipment: Short Sword
Long Bow
Crossbow

Marteal
SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.6
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: OvErLy ExCiTeD
Gold: 80
Status: oVeRlY eXcItEd
Location: Hallway from Guard Room to Dungeon
Summary: Bear hugs Hayta, talks with her, goes to forge.
Equipment: Hammer
Shield

MeinCookie
August 24th, 2012, 06:56
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


Azazisaz finished off his Magic Door with a flourish of glittering enchantment before he packed it away into packing crate.

--Now to the Library.--

The Warlock exited the Workshop and made for the Library. When he arrived he selected a tome labeled with the simple title; The Dungeon Reference. He found himself a comfortable spot and opened it, flicking to the section on Bridges.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Finished off his Magic Door, before heading to the Library and researching the Bridge.


Magic Door A (100% Complete)

MeinCookie
September 4th, 2012, 11:52
Vermil|ion
....~
......~The Vnsightly~

Vermillion was juggling his daggers; he was bored. The sounds of battle had been muted, though the bubbling of lava remained.

->He chose this, Vermsy, he did. Vermillion the Volunteer - he knew what he was getting himself into. He'll just stand here and guard... whilst juggling pointy things.<-

He sighed, catching his daggers and restashing them.

->When the Verm guards nobody can say he isn't a good rogue. Ignoble, they say - what a rogue! He guards well and does stuff; stuff like guarding.<-

The Rogue took a swig from the glass grog bottle which had been secured loosely to his belt. He'd picked it up on his way from Tesonu's dungeon.

"So, uhhh... Keeper. Vermsy, he likes your décor in here. The Rogue does. It is rather... dungeon-like. And, uhhh, if you need stuff done - just call on Vermsy here. He does stuff like that."

Vermillion nursed his bottle, feeling not a little awkward.



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 4.65
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Awkward.
Status: Guarding.
Keeper Approval: 25 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion is guarding.

MeinCookie
September 6th, 2012, 13:09
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


Azaz flicked over another page, faintly humming to himself. He had nothing against reading, but he just never had the passion for it like some other warlocks he knew. He always prefered to be making something, writing something, sculpting something; being productive.

--Evidently the Keeper is in dire need of it though, as I don't see any other creatures hitting the books..--

The Warlock continued his readings.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: At the Library and researching the Bridge.


Magic Door A (100% Complete)

Skarok
September 11th, 2012, 14:10
Ryan & Pel

The last enemy didn't stand a chance against the rest of Animus force and as they were already finishing him off, neither Ryan nor Pel decided to interfere with it. Instead they were concentrating on Animus words, since yeah, what else was there to do at the moment?

"Now, my creatures... when you have finished off the final creature, you can go back to work. I particularly need the researching staff to finish researching the bridge spell, in order to cross the river... but I also need creatures keeping guard here, in case this Keeper Elyon here drops his reinforcements. ."

Ryan withdrew his weapons and made his way back into the dungeon while the sound of the battle immediately died. Though he would've rather used the break for training, it was clear that the bridge was more vital at the moment. Plus his boss basically told him to do that, reason enough to not complain. In the library he nodded into the direction of the obvious newcomer before starting to research too, leaned against the wall in the same corner as always.


Pel on the other hand waited at the lava for a moment, still looking through the telescope. Unfortunately for him the hellhound was already terrorizing the imps who were quick to get back into the safety of their dungeon.

Hm, seems like we're even now, dog...

Pel lowered his crossbow and turned around. 'Till the bridge was researched, there was no point in wasting time here. But on his way back he made a pleasant surprise, not one but two other humans seemed to have entered the dungeon. Though one was lying rolled-up on the floor and talking to himself the other one seemed to be more sane and on top of that, to be a rogue just as Pel was. With a big grin on his face he was listening to him talking to the Keeper and quickly discarded his first assumption about him. However, still just seeing another human face was a nice change. With a warm, but still slightly intriguing voice he began to talk to him.

"Well, well, hello there, my little bearded friend... Nice to see a fellow rouge down here. Now" Unfortunately the post ended before Pel could finish the line.



Ryan Summary
Health:88%
Location: Library
Gold: 150
Level: 4.45
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Focused
Status: Researching
Quick Summary: Ryan started researching again.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: At the lava river
Gold: 0.00
Level: 5.45
Keeper Approval: -14
Mood: Amused
Status: Talking with Vermillion
Quick Summary: Pel wanted to kill imps with his crossbow, didn't get the opportunity because Urboros&Co were attacking them already. He then started talking with Vermillion.

MeinCookie
September 11th, 2012, 15:10
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


Azaz cast aside The Dungeon Reference in favor of another book labeled Infinite Span: Great Bridges. It wasn't much more interesting but it was a change.

--I wonder how the research goes.--

The Warlock flipped the page ignoring his surronds..


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: At the Library and researching the Bridge.


Magic Door A (100% Complete)

Mothrayas
September 11th, 2012, 15:10
Krua quietly returned to the Library and went back to researching the Bridge. Skios was still in the Guard Room, looking at the other end of the shore, towards the enemy dungeon. If anything was going to happen, it would be there.

Meanwhile, Ouroboros and Ragnarok were still on the other side of the river, on Keeper Elyon's terrain. It was quiet, as no Imps dared coming back towards them, and no other creatures were to be seen. They were sitting down, looking at the door.

"Hey, I wonder what's behind that door."

"I... don't think it's a good idea to go check. There could be anything behind there."

"...Still thinking we should--

"No. I swear to the devil, if you are the one going to kill us here, I am going to spend the rest of hell kicking you in the face."

Both of them remained silent for a moment.

"Can I still--

"No."

"I hate you."

"I hate you too."

Summary: Krua started researching. Not much else changed.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 100%
Location: Keeper Elyon's territory, river shore
Status: looking at the door
Mood: Patient
Level: 2
Gold: 0

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 93%
Location: guard room
Status: guarding, looking at enemy terrain
Mood: serious
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Status: researching Bridge
Mood: neutral
Level: 6
Gold: 0

MeinCookie
September 11th, 2012, 15:40
Dreggory

A goblin entered the dungeon of Keeper Animus.

A GOBLIN HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

"Greetings Keeper. I am Dreggory, a free goblin passing through this land on my way to the frozen north. My stay now is brief, but if ever a mercenary sword-hand you require then you need only send word forth. Fret not, I shall endevour to repay your hospitality in my stay. The journey ahead of me is long and arduous."

Dregs did not bother to set up a lair and headed over to the Library. It would be musty and disorganised by his experience, but at least it would be warm and filled with confortable chairs. He was imposing upon the Keeper of this Dungeon and some aide was the least he could provide in exchange.

~}What is beign researched?{~

The Goblin noticed a Warlock and decided that, if the Warlock's chosen subject material was any guide, that he should be researching the Bridge. He found a book, a confortable chair and began to read...


DREGS'S SUMMARY__________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=17199&viewfull=1#post17199)
Gold: 350
Level: 5.2
Health: 100%
Keeper Approval: Animus: 0 (Neutral) Mikaelios: 0 (Neutral) Kuroki: 85 (Friendly)
Mood: Tired.
Status: Reading.
Quick Summary: Dregs enters, addresses Animus and heads to the Library to research the Bridge.

MeinCookie
September 11th, 2012, 15:59
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


Azazisaz noticed that he had company at last; a Spider and a Goblin. He gave the goblin a half-hearted warning, 'You better put that book back where you found it, Goblin.'

In truth he couldn't have cared in the slightest about the orderliness of the Library, but he had a role to play and warlock's everywhere would be scandalised if he let the side down, he was sure.

--Where do goblins learn to read anyway?--

Azaz could only speculate as he delved deeper into his tome.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: At the Library and researching the Bridge.


Magic Door A (100% Complete)

Mothrayas
September 11th, 2012, 17:50
A GOBLIN HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

"Ah, a new creature. Very convenient, especially in these times."

The goblin introduced himself to him.

"Greetings Keeper. I am Dreggory, a free goblin passing through this land on my way to the frozen north. My stay now is brief, but if ever a mercenary sword-hand you require then you need only send word forth. Fret not, I shall endevour to repay your hospitality in my stay. The journey ahead of me is long and arduous."

"Welcome to my dungeon, Dreggory. Even if only temporarily, it is always helpful to have another creature around, working for me in my dungeon. Enjoy your stay for the meantime."

The Goblin immediately walked off to the Library, and started researching. The rest of his active researching staff had also gone to work in his Library. Animus would very soon get his bridge.

A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: BRIDGE

Animus was pleased.

"How very convenient that the bridge is now finished. Well done, my researchers. Next up, you can research the Torture Chamber. It's not really a high priority, though, so you may also research other things. Azazisaz, you may return to the Workshop, if you so please. You might also want to train, for I feel that a battle might come up rather soon."

Now with his Bridge researched, the first thing Animus did was place his bridge. He opted to place it in a somewhat strategic position, such that his position on his side of the river would be easier to defend. After that, he tasked three of his Imps to dig a path towards the gold seams that were on Keeper Elyon's side, and dig some of that gold.

YOUR GOLD RESERVES ARE RUNNING LOW.

"I knew it was going to come eventually... fortunately, this is what I have stocked up my mana reserves for."

Animus moved his Keeper Hand above the treasury, ready with his as of yet unused Create Gold spell. According to the ancient rulebooks, Create Gold had three stocks ready, each of them decided only by a series of complicated dice rolls.

He casted once.

663 GOLD CREATED.

"That is... less than I initially expected. Let's hope I get a bit more luck next time."

He casted once more.

914 GOLD CREATED.

"How convenient. This one is a good haul. Let's try the final one."

He casted the last Create Gold he could for the time being.

728 GOLD CREATED.

"Well, I should not be too disappointed with the result. It could very well have ended up worse. Or better, only the Dark Random Number Gods would have known."

Now, while Animus had a bit more gold stocked up, he still wasn't exactly rich in any sense of the world. He slapped all of his Imps, so that they would dig faster and he'd get more gold stocked up soon.

Animus took two of his Imps and directed them to place some of his traps and doors that have been built. He ordered for three of his Sentry Traps to be placed next to the Guard Room by the river, and his Magic Door to be placed directly north of the Guard Room, so that enemies would not have easy access to his Dungeon, in case it would be necessary.

While on the subject of Traps and Doors, Animus instructed his Workshop staff about what to do next.

"My manufacturers. I'd like you to construct one more Magic Door and multiple Steel Doors. Protecting my Dungeon with some doors may possibly be very helpful at some point in time."

With his manufacturing and researching staff having been tasked what to do next, Animus continued to take a look at his Imps, who were starting to dig out the gold on the other side of the river.

"The plans are going well, right now... Let me hope that this Elyon will not ruin my plans here."

Keeper Animus

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u405/Mothrayas/faircoast/faircoast_map14.png

Summary: Welcomed Dregs, built a Bridge and dug out for gold, created gold, built traps, and gave commands.

Research progress:
Bridge: Complete
Heal: 20%
Combat Pit: 11%

Gold: 3325 (+2305, -2400)

Orders:
-Researchers: Torture Chamber, or something else
-Fighters: Guard, or train, or whatever
-Manufacturers: One magic door, bunch of Steel Doors



Krua, upon hearing the keeper's orders, started researching the Torture Chamber. No other changes.

MeinCookie
September 12th, 2012, 07:54
Vermil|ion
....~
......~The Vnsightly~


"Well, well, hello there, my little bearded friend... Nice to see a fellow rouge down here. Now..."

Vermillion turned his vacant gaze to creature that addressed him.

"Now? Haven't you heard, Hector? No? Of course you haven't... not you. Hector was never here, only in his head. Well there is no 'now', only 'then.' The things we should have been doing but were to lazy - all in the past, all gone. He is dead you know. Poor Vermsy. He died banging a fairy, a full century shriveled. He had a son too. Or was that one of the other Vermillions? He forgets. All looks alike he does. He remembers the bit about dying though."

Vermillion took another swig from his bottle.



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 4.65
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Awkward.
Status: Guarding.
Keeper Approval: 25 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion is guarding.

Metal Gear Rex
September 13th, 2012, 07:56
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/AssassinatedHeroes.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea





A DARK ELF HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON!

I haven't arrived yet but whatever.

Niea was still heading up the Portal when she heard the "Mentor" announcement. It didn't take her much longer before she actually reached Animus' dungeon. She came straight from Red Crystal Islands looking for a new Keeper to hire her and make use of her services, after her disappointment by what she would refer to as an "unworthy Keeper". She chose Faircoast because it was not only close by, but it simply felt like a good realm to come to. Niea didn't know why she felt such a powerful intuition but didn't have much time to ponder about it as there was a very annoying voice getting stuck in her head that appeared to be coming from behind her. She turned.

Oh, that's why... Well if he has the money to obtain a Scavenger Room, he must hold some wealth... Even if it is rather small...

As Niea began thinking of presenting herself to her new master, the magic of the Scavenger Room started to lose its effect and thus the voice began to die away. Niea could hear Animus' heartbeat more clearly, and so she stepped towards it. It was pretty hard to miss as it was directly in front of the Portal. Even if she still had the voice of the Scavenger Room stuck in her head, she would still undoubtedly find it. Only an idiot could miss something so obvious.


"Bug", the Fly began to fly around the dungeon rapidly. He zipped through the Treasury, passed by the Casino, then did a full lap around the dungeon and stopped right at the four-way interception by the Portal, where he began. He appeared to be searching for something...

Where's the Heart? Bug feels lost.

Following her usual routine with meeting new Keepers, Niea put her hand upon Animus' Dungeon Heart and opened her mind to him, giving him access to her thoughts. She felt a bit uneasy and decided to make things quick this time around, but to also give another significant change to her "routine".

Greetings, Keeper Animus. I am Niea, a mercenary... but I cannot speak. I don't collect paydays but prefer to be paid by the job. I can perform many dungeon activities in addition to combat. I am an excellent assassin with unmatched vision.. Feel free to put me to work.

Niea pulled her hand away and left the Heart Chamber. She made a right and found the Lair and Hatchery soon afterwards. She entered the Lair and created her bed in the northeast corner, then she left and entered the Hatchery. She picked up a single chicken and ate it, then decided to train until given further orders. Fortunately, the Training Room was nearby and in her sight, so she proceeded forwards up north of the Hatchery and reached her destination. She grabbed her crossbow and began taking aim of the targets swaying back and forth along the walls.



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 99%
Level: 3
Experience: 17.4/35 [+1.4 for Training]
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 650
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: Training Room
Status: Training
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Niea entered, introduced herself, and began to train.

MeinCookie
September 13th, 2012, 08:18
Dreggory

Keeper Animus spoke.

"How very convenient that the bridge is now finished. Well done, my researchers. Next up, you can research the Torture Chamber. It's not really a high priority, though, so you may also research other things. Azazisaz, you may return to the Workshop, if you so please. You might also want to train, for I feel that a battle might come up rather soon."

As tempted as Dregs was to hang around for the fighting, the goblin knew that there was a good chance he would have to be going before anything kicked off. It was no reason to stop researching though. He selected a friendly-looking volume titled Advancing Technology: Torture Chamber and began to read.

~}Faircoast is simply too nearby. I'll have to cross the length and breadth of Heavenarius to escape Rostag Nemier.{~

He couldn't stay here forever, as pleasant as the realm seemed.


DREGS'S SUMMARY__________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=17199&viewfull=1#post17199)
Gold: 350
Level: 5.2
Health: 100%
Keeper Approval: Animus: 15 (Neutral) Mikaelios: 0 (Neutral) Kuroki: 85 (Friendly)
Mood: Tired.
Status: Reading.
Quick Summary: Dregs researches the Torture Chamber.

MeinCookie
September 15th, 2012, 00:32
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


Azazisaz was heading for the Workshop, ready to set to work on another Magic Door. He set to work on a much sturdier frame, deciding that he might even make this one somewhat ornate. This would be both physically stronger and more magically resistant than his last which had been a little rushed - whilst physical resistance hadn't suffered much, magical resistance had.

'It might take me a while, but I'll fill your order, Keeper.'

He began using his Fireball spell to smelt his metals more quickly - the tradeoff was small in comparison to time saved so Azaz accepted it as part of the process. He would counteract the effects by strengthening the design itself. Almost immediately, the warlock began enchanting - working resistances into the base metals and into the frame itself.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Manufacturing.
Quick Summary: Azaz starts making another Magic Door; intending it be stronger - and importantly - more magically resistant then his last rushed construct.


Magic Door B (18% Complete)

ARMofORION
September 15th, 2012, 00:53
Valkoth arrives at the Workshop and sets to work with Steel Doors.

Hayta listens the two rogues talk with another. She kept her eyes on the bridge, waiting for some poor Imp to attempt to capture so she can take its head off.

Marteal arrives at the Workshop after Valkoth arrives, and also sets to work on the Steel Doors

Valkoth
Summary:
Health: 90%
Level: 2
Mood: Normal
Gold: 0
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Status: Forging
Location: Workshop
Summary: Arrives before Marteal and sets to work.
Current Equipment: Dual Battleaxes
Shield(on back)
Helmet w/ Torch.

Hayta
SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.6
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: Guarding
Location: Guard Room
Summary: Stands guard, watching Vermillion
Equipment: Short Sword
Long Bow
Crossbow

Marteal
SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.6
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Normal
Gold: 80
Status: Forging
Location: Workshop
Summary: Arrives at the workshop and starts forging
Equipment: Hammer
Shield
MARTEAL+VALKOTH
Workshop progress:
Steel Door: M(1/3)0%
Steel Door: V(1/2)0%

MeinCookie
September 17th, 2012, 05:44
Vermil|ion
....~
......~The Vnsightly~

Vermillion turned away from Pel and began to pace - faster and faster. Then he stopped. He turned. He looked towards the map table in the centre of the Guard Room. Then he began speaking to it.

"Welcome to the Faircoast. New here, hethinks? Vermsy bids you welcome. He was a piece of dungeon furniture like you once... a door... but then he got better. He still feels the need to open though, sometimes. "

The rogue chuckled to himself wistfully before sidling up to Skios instead.

"Hello, Spider. Do you remember him? Vermsy? Rogue? The dashingly handsome one with distinguished facial scarring? They fought a Drell together. How is Spider going? Enjoying employment of Animus, hethinks, yes? No? Specify other response here?"



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 4.65
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Amusing himself.
Status: Guarding.
Keeper Approval: 25 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion is guarding and began talking with Skios.

MeinCookie
September 17th, 2012, 07:20
Dreggory

Dreggory the goblin stood up and headed towards the Portal.

"I'm afraid it is time for me to leave, Keeper. I hope that someday I might have the honor of fighting at your side, but today is not that day. I must be going"

A GOBLIN HAS LEFT YOUR SERVICE.


DREGS'S SUMMARY__________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=17199&viewfull=1#post17199)
Gold: 350
Level: 5.2
Health: 100%
Keeper Approval: Animus: 15 (Neutral) Mikaelios: 0 (Neutral) Kuroki: 85 (Friendly)
Mood: Gone.
Status: Gone.
Quick Summary: Exited via the Portal.

Mothrayas
September 17th, 2012, 22:13
Animus kept his eye on the Imps digging out the gold. Elyon kept surprisingly quiet; after all, Animus would reason that Elyon would quickly act on his gold getting stolen, because Faircoast is not a particularly plentiful realm. The longer Elyon would delay, however, the more convenient to him.

A DARK ELF HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON!

Animus inspected the Dark Elf that had entered his dungeon. He noted that she was a quiet type, as she stepped towards his Dungeon Heart, and instead of using vocal cords as all other creatures do, she touched the heart and dropped by a telepathic message.

"So you prefer being paid by the job? ...It is not very usual, but sure, I'll arrange something. It wouldn't be unwise to start training, as I feel battle is up ahead."

Animus continued to inspect Niea as she started training. At the same time, Dreggory was leaving the dungeon, leaving a few words before departing.

A GOBLIN HAS LEFT YOUR SERVICE.

<<Well... his stay was brief, but at least he did help out, and he did seem pleased. Let's see if I may ever meet him again...>>

Animus' musing to himself quickly got disturbed.

YOUR CREATURES ARE UNDER ATTACK!

"What the--?"

Animus immediately peeked over to the mining site. He saw of his Imps lying on the ground sans their heads, their bags of gold spilled onto the floor. He saw Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the Hellhound who was overseeing the mining area, encased in a cube of ice. He saw two large, ferocious creatures fiercely attacking Ouroboros & Ragnarok and going after the rest of his Imps, who were running to save their existence. They were two Maidens, spider-woman hybrids with powerful magic on their side.

"Oh, triple heck. There you got him."

Animus' first reaction was pulling out the frozen Ouroboros & Ragnarok and putting them in the lair, to make them heal theirselves and keep them safe from their critical circumstances, where they could have been killed had they been left for another few seconds. He then spoke to his working creatures.

"My creatures, we've got kind of a big threat coming towards us. I need everyone with some fighting ability to remove the threat, right now. Everyone in the Guard Room, move yourself to the threats as fast as possible."

Animus picked up Krua, Ryan, Marteal, Valkoth and Niea, and dropped them on Elyon's shore, just southof the bridge. The maidens were directly to the south of his Guard Room, in the corridor along the southern shore.

Skios, Pel, Hayta and Vermillion, his creatures present in the Guard Room, were in close enough proximity that they would be better off simply following the other creatures. Animus kept Azazisaz out of the battle because he appeared to lack fighting experience, and his Hellhound was still frozen in the lair.

"You again? I didn't expect you little upstart to rise up to me again so soon. And you're also taking away from my valuable gold resources? You will pay for what you're doing there. Pay very dearly. Let's see how your little group will match against this force. It is just a taste of the mighty Keeper Elyon's power, but it should be enough to put a dent in your puny force you call an army. Meanwhile, I'll take my gold back. You insignificant little worms should learn not to touch anything that belongs to Keeper Elyon without asking permission first. Otherwise, I destroy you."

"Bah. It is just bluff, Elyon. Nothing but bluff, in a futile attempt to intimidate me. It is not going to work."

"Bluffs? Do you think these are merely bluffs... or are you just afraid, in denial of what I am truly capable of?"

"Save yourself the words, Elyon. Keeper Animus does not submit to an opponent who is afraid to show the humilation that is his true force."

"You will eat your own words soon, 'Keeper' Animus."



Meanwhile, in the Guard Room

Vermillion, the talkative Rogue, started up a conversation with Skios, the Spider.

"Hello, Spider. Do you remember him? Vermsy? Rogue? The dashingly handsome one with distinguished facial scarring? They fought a Drell together. How is Spider going? Enjoying employment of Animus, hethinks, yes? No? Specify other response here?"

Skios turned around.

"Oh, hey. Yeah, I recognise you... the battle with the dragon. You were..."

Skios decided to skip mentioning that he knew Vermillion as a mostly ineffectual, deranged idiot. Despite that, though, at least Vermillion was a relatively nice guy, and he was on his side.

"...very persistent, during that fight. More effective than most others. And now, here in the dungeon of this Animus... it has been mostly boring. No thrills since the fight with the dragon. I have no--

Skios noticed the enemy Maidens going to town on his Keeper's imps and his hellhound. He heard Animus call upon his creatures that he's got kind of a little issue for them to take care of.

"Well darn, there you got it. C'mon over there, it's time for some fighty. Just what I have waited for."

Skios dashed from the Guard Room towards where the other creatures had been dropped. He joined up with Krua before taking a closer look at the Maidens, who were facing them and the other creatures.

"Jeez, those look... powerful...creepy, yet extremely powerful. Krua...watch out, and stand back. Stay away from them at all costs. I don't want to see what they would do if they got close."

"Very well, I shall try..."



Meanwhile, in the Lair...

Ouroboros and Ragnarok were still frozen in an ice cube, unable to move or speak.



http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u405/Mothrayas/faircoast/faircoast_map15.png

Summary: Animus left some words and musings for Niea's arrival and Dregs' departure. Then Keeper Elyon started attacking with two maidens. The maidens killed two Imps and froze and damaged Ouroboros & Ragnarok who were there. Animus then dropped Krua, Ryan, Marteal, Valkoth and Niea to the south of the bridge in order to fend them off, and commanded those in the Guard Room to run in and join them. The Maidens are now directly to the south of the Guard Room, by the southern shore.

Meanwhile, Skios had a conversation with Vermillion before being interrupted by the event.

Research progress:
Torture Chamber: 23%
Heal: 20%
Combat Pit: 11%

Gold: 5373 (+2048, -0)
(1024 gold dropped by dead Imps near Elyon's terrain on the southern shore)

Orders:
-Everyone except Azaz and Hound: Fight off the enemy Maidens
-Azazisaz: Continue working
-Ouroboros & Ragnarok: Heal



Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: south of bridge, with other creatures
Status: about to engage battle
Mood: excited yet worried
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: south of bridge, with other creatures
Status: standing
Mood: intimidated
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 18%
Location:lair
Status: frozen
Mood: frozen
Level: 2
Gold: 0

Keeper Elyon's Creatures


Maiden "Mzisah" - Level 6 (100%)
Level 1 - Melee
Level 2 - Web
Level 3 - Drain
Level 4 - Missile
Level 5 - Poison
Level 6 - Protect Self (cast, active)
Maiden "Shiyzhi" - Level 7 (100%)
Level 1 - Melee
Level 2 - Web
Level 4 - Disruption
Level 5 - Freeze (cast, cooldown)
Level 6 - Rebound (cast, active)
Level 7 - Heal Other

MeinCookie
September 18th, 2012, 09:12
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble

The Keeper spoke, barer of bad news to Vermillion's ears.

"My creatures, we've got kind of a big threat coming towards us. I need everyone with some fighting ability to remove the threat, right now. Everyone in the Guard Room, move yourself to the threats as fast as possible."

It wasn't that the Rogue was cowardly, though he certainly had a streak of it. Mostly it was that he despised himself having to cope with unnecessary pain and suffering. Of course, Vermillion had grown a lot since his early years of service and even since he first entered the dungeon of Keeper Tesonu.

"Well darn, there you got it. C'mon over there, it's time for some fighty. Just what I have waited for."

"Ahhh, yeeesss... fightsies. Just what he wanted and has indeed been looking forward to partaking in..." He didn't sound particularly enthusiastic.

Vermillion dashed across the bridge after Skios and stayed behind the two spiders when they met up on the other side.





VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 4.65
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Resigned.
Status: In Battle.
Keeper Approval: 25 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion is mobilizing.

Metal Gear Rex
September 18th, 2012, 11:12
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/AssassinatedHeroes.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea





"So you prefer being paid by the job? ...It is not very usual, but sure, I'll arrange something. It wouldn't be unwise to start training, as I feel battle is up ahead."

Perhaps I shou-

YOUR CREATURES ARE UNDER ATTACK!

...No more time for training then.

"My creatures, we've got kind of a big threat coming towards us. I need everyone with some fighting ability to remove the threat, right now. Everyone in the Guard Room, move yourself to the threats as fast as possible."

Niea was then plucked from the Training Room and dropped in a more unknown location. She quickly recovered and examined her surroundings. The first and most obvious observations were the other creatures of Animus that had also been deployed to combat, along with Elyon's own "Guardian Maidens". She then saw the lava flowing alongside Animus' land, on top of feeling its intense heat. Her skin definitely wasn't meant to be exposed to such high temperatures but she forced herself to grin and bare it. She saw the Guard Room and Sentry Traps, along with the bridge connecting both of what she assumed to be Animus' and Elyon's realms. Unfortunately, the Sentry Traps appeared to be just barely out of range.

Niea thought to move back to the Guard Room in order to properly snipe down Elyon's Maidens, but quickly disregarded the idea as they had Protect and Rebound. Rebound would render her bolts useless and Protect would nullify any critical damage to be dealt. Not to mention, due to the terrain and sentries, the Guard Room didn't make for the best vantage point to shoot them down. However, it could prove to be a good retreating location if the battle began taking a turn for the worse.

But whenever that time was, if it were to come, it was most definitely not now. Niea gripped her Reflex Bow and pulled out an arrow to ready it. Her target was obvious, and she let her arrow fly towards the direction of Mzisah. It struck her chest but the arrow bounced off, bringing little harm to her. Niea began retrieving another arrow, not bothering to give each arrow much aim beyond having to avoid friendly fire, focusing only on breaking Mzisah's protective barrior.

Niea also kept an eye on Shiyzhi, as with her limited knowledge of the actual magical arts did she acknowledge the amount of energy it cost to keep a Rebound spell stable. It was only a matter of time before it died out and for her to become vulnerable to Niea's arrows and sniping capabilities.



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 99%
Level: 3
Experience: 28/35 [+8.4 for Training, +2.2 for Combat]
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 650
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: Training Room
Status: Training
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Niea was deployed for battle and she began firing arrows at Mzisah while watching Shiyzhi.


Battle Status:


LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 98% - [-2% by Niea] <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison Ready, ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Attacking Someone

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 100% - [Unchanged] <Rebound> {Web/Disruption/HealO Ready, Freeze/Rebound Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Attacking Someone

Skarok
September 18th, 2012, 17:10
Nigel Fish'N'Chips
The Maniac Depressive

Nigel was still crying to himself as he heard about another upcoming fight.

)-: Not again! Too many people could've died the last time! It makes me sad! :-(

Slowly the wreck got onto its feet and stared across the lava river. The threat was clear, two maidens. Nigel then saw his allies getting dropped near him.

)-: No! You're not going to die today! I will make sure of that! :-(

With that in mind he suddenly charged over the bridge directly at the maidens. They both didn't seem scared, more amused about the lone Warlock. But Nigel had a plan. A few feet far away from them he lifted his arms and yelled.

"Behold for I am a Warlock. Farewell demons because I can do magic!* Flee while you can or die! Killing you won't make me happy, but I also won't make me happy if you survive. You know, everything is..."

The maidens were looking at each other for a moment, and then they threw themselves at the warlock. One tore out his right arm, the other tore a hole in his chest. They continued to mutilate him and within seconds the warlock was lying in front of them, dead and hacked into pieces.


Who want's Fish'N'Chips?
Health: 0%
Location: On the floor in a 36 degree angel
Gold: 0.00
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 0
Mood: Depressed
Status: Dead
Quick Summary: Nigel heroically sacrificed himself for the greater good

*(Funny fact- Nigel can't even do magic until Level 2)

ARMofORION
September 20th, 2012, 02:25
Valkoth drops to the floor, recovering almost instantly. He watches as Nigel runs up and gets himself killed. He backs up, knowing that they are too strong for him.

Hayta looks across the Lava, following the words of the Keeper. She draws her Long Bow, walks up to the Sentries, readies an arrow, and fires. This was the first time she had fired at this great of a distance, and she wasn't disappointed. The arrow flies out and slams into Mzisah, not doing very much damage.

Marteal gets up from being dropped. He looks at the Maidens, and they looked much stronger than he was. He, however, was too dumb to realize any of that, and starts a fight against Shiyzhi.

Valkoth
Summary:
Health: 90%
Level: 2
Mood: Scared
Gold: 0
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Status: Getting ready to Flee
Location: Other side of Lava river, near the edge.
Summary: Gets dropped, and gets ready to run.
Current Equipment: Dual Battleaxes
Shield(on back)
Helmet w/ Torch.

Hayta
SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.6
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: Sniping
Location: Guard Room, near Sentries
Summary: Draws the Long Bow and fires.
Equipment: Short Sword
Long Bow
Crossbow

Marteal
SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.6
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Normal
Gold: 80
Status: Fighting
Location: Near Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, fighting Shiyzhi.
Summary: Gets dropped and starts to fight.
Equipment: Hammer
Shield

MARTEAL+VALKOTH
Workshop progress :Not used:
Steel Door: M(1/3)0%
Steel Door: V(1/2)0%




LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 95% - [-3% by Hayta] <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison Ready, ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Attacking Someone, Near Nigel's body.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 100% - [Unchanged] <Rebound> {Web/Disruption/HealO Ready, Freeze/Rebound Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Attacking Marteal, Near Nigel's body.

nijuni_kuro
September 23rd, 2012, 09:34
Xerina the Dark Elf & Dranton the Beetle

(Past events)

When the first fight between the two Keepers broke out, Keeper Animus picked up all of his creatures (including Xerina and Dranton) and dropped them in his Guard Room. Unfortunatelly, the two were of no help in that fight and it seemed as if they weren't even there at all. While Xerina was irritated for being interrupted during her research, she reasoned she'd get back to it only as quickly as the intruders were dealt with. Dranton was somewhat disoriented after being dropped, but he eventually got a grip on his surrounding.

During the actual fight against the Firefly, the Demon Spawn and the Salamander Xerina was unable to get a clear shot and ended up not shooting at all, while Dranton kept his distance from the Lava because of his fear of high temperatures and stood behind everyone else during the entire battle.

After the battle was over, Xerina holstered her crossbow and headed toward the Library, intent on continuing her research. Unfortunatelly for her, her stomach growled, reminding her that she haven't eaten since she started her research. She went to the Hatchery instead and sniped a chiken, then roasted it over one of the torches mounted on the wall.

Meanwhile, Dranton glanced over the guards left in the Guard Room and decided he won't be needed there. He went to the Hatchery and snatched a chicken, after which he proceeded to brutally decapitate it, slowly eating it and completely disgusting Xerina, almost making her lose her appetite.


(Current Events - Dranton)

After finishing his meal, Dranton headed to the Library, hoping to continue his research of the Combat Pit now that the Bridge was researched, as there wasn't much else to do at the time. However, when he reached the Library he heard Keeper Animus' call to anyone able to fight.

"I'm on it, Master!", Dranton replied to the Keeper and headed toward the Guard Room.

Eventually, Dranton arrived just in time to see the two Maidens dismember a Warlock.

"You'll pay for that!", Dranton shouted and charged at one of the Maidens (Shiyzhi), running past his allies.

Unfortunatelly, Dranton's attack was easily evaded and he was smacked right in the face and pushed aside.

(Current Events - Xerina)

Xerina ate her chicken slowly while mostly keeping her eyes on the wall, in order to avoid looking at Dranton's abysmal dinning manners. She was deep in thought about the books on Healing when she heard the Keeper's voice. She sighed and headed to the Guard Room. Looks like her research will have to wait a bit longer.

When she reached the battlefield, she looked over the enemies from the distance. Her keen eyes were able to determine the buffs the enemies currently had active and decided on shooting the Maiden with active rotection magic. She aimed straight for the Maiden's head and pulled the trigger.

The resulting outcome was indeed quite an unexpected one. Instead of firing the bolt, the crossbow shattered into pieces. The bolt simply plopped into the lava, while one of the crossbow's metal fragments hit Xerina's face, almost hitting her right eye.

"AAARRRGGHHHH!", Xerina screamed, dropping the ruined crossbow and quickly covering the right side of her face with her hands. "Blasted junk!", she cursed as she slowly removed the fragment embedded in her flesh.

With her nose fractured, she tried to stop - or at least slow down - the bleeding with her right hand, while drawing her dagger with her left hand. However, she merely stood her ground in the Guard Room, as her melee skills were way below her sniping skill.

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--Dranton
Summary: Dranton ate, then attacked Shiyzhi (rebound Maiden), who easily dodged and counter-attacked.
Health: 85% (-15% from Shiyzhi's counter)
Mood: Normal
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Status: In Battle
Location: South of the Bridge
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--Xerina
Summary: Xerina ate, then had her crossbow shattered in a misfire, injuring herself.
Health: 90% (-10% from the crossbow fragment)
Mood: Irritated
Keeper Approval: 10 (Cooperative)
Status: Standing Ground
Location: Guard Room
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MeinCookie
September 23rd, 2012, 10:06
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


Meanwhile away from the battle, in Animus's workshop, a warlock laboured. Azaz was still hard at work on his Magic Door, strengthening and reinforcing it through means magical and physical.

'Excellent.'

Azazisaz didn't even know there was a battle going on.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Manufacturing.
Quick Summary: Azaz is still working on his Magic Door.


Magic Door B (42% Complete)

Mothrayas
October 2nd, 2012, 18:56
Skios cast a Protect shield on himself and charged forward. He stopped right before Mzisah, right at the end of the bridge.

"I've had enough of you. Now you die."

Skios followed his call by cloaking himself. The Maiden attempted to retaliate with a Web, but missed. The Web harmlessly landed on the floor.

Shortly later, Skios reappeared visible, on top of the Maiden's spider body. The Maiden attempted to shake him off, but Skios clenched himself on her body with his teeth.

Krua, meanwhile, started her offense, casting Freeze on the distracted Mzisah. The Freeze hit directly, just for the ice to immediately disappear. Skios noticed the Freeze fizzle away as soon as it hit.

"What? Dammit, you cheater."

Krua immediately followed up with a Hailstorm barrage, which also hit directly, but only inflicted minor damage. Skios hid himself behind Mzisah's body, avoiding the ranged barrage.

Skios jumped off Mzisah's back and lunged into the backside of her body with his teeth. The Maiden quickly turned around, sweeping Skios off, who landed on the floor to the south. She then attempted to strike Skios with a Poison-enchanted jab, but Skios quickly jumped backwards. Mzisah followed up with a series of Missiles, hitting Skios for light damage.

Skios briefly stood back.

"Die, I told you."

Mzisah glared back at him.



Summary: Fighty

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 91%
Location: Elyon's shore, attacking Mzisah
Status: engaging battle with Mzisah
Mood: excited
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: south of bridge, with other creatures
Status: ranged hail support
Mood: -
Level: 6
Gold: 0


LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 74% - [-7% by Krua, -14% by Skios] <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison Charging, ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Attacking Skios, Near Nigel's body.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 100% - [Unchanged] <Rebound> {Web/Disruption/HealO Ready, Freeze/Rebound Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Attacking Marteal, Near Nigel's body.

MeinCookie
October 5th, 2012, 09:23
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble

Vermillion ran out after Skios, daggers drawn. He intended to launch a surpise attack upon Shiyzhi while she was distracted by Marteal and Dranton, but the Maiden didn't bat an eyelid. She didn't even turn to face him before deploying her Web ability.

"Ewwwwwwy... It sticks to Vermillion. Get it off him!"

The rogue flailed about, only managing to get himself more entangled. Not only was the web everywhere but it was covering his face so he couldn't see. Vermillion blundered around blindly before tripping over the half-spider form of Mzisah - currently engaged with Skios. He tried pull away from the unidentified individual but he was stuck!

"Little help, any someone? Vermsy, he can't move!"

He was firmly adhered to her hindsection.




VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 4.75
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Panicking.
Status: In Battle.
Keeper Approval: 25 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion got webbed by Shiyzhi when he tried to attack and then got stuck to Mzisah's back.



LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 74% - [Unchanged] <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison Charging, ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Attacking Skios, Near Nigel's body, Squirming Vermillion adhered to her rear.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 100% - [Unchanged] <Rebound> {Disruption/HealO Ready, Web/Freeze/Rebound Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Attacking Marteal, Near Nigel's body.

Metal Gear Rex
October 5th, 2012, 18:36
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/AssassinatedHeroes.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea





Niea kept firing arrows at Mzisah, resulting in a grand total of 7 arrows. Sadly, the damage dealt by each was kept to a minumum as a result of Mzisah's Protect. It seemed as if Protect was resistant to projectiles in particular. It didn't leave Niea with very many options, unfortunately.

Heal was suddenly cast on Mzisah, from her fellow Maiden, but it barely restored much health (9%) as Shiyzhi was preoccupied by Marteal and Dranton.

Niea then realizes that Shiyzhi's Rebound had worn out. Immediately, she swapped to her crossbow and crouched down before taking aim. She wanted to take out one of her legs for now but with her angle, she found Marteal's larger body to be getting in the way.

Niea moved around Krua, positioning herself between the female Spider and the wall, then took aim once more. She had a better view, but now without Marteal in the way, Shiyzhi could also see Niea. She quickly fired a Disruption spell over Dranton's head and towards the Dark Elf. Niea threw herself to the left, landing on Krua, and avoided the powerful but slow shadow magic.

Niea quickly moved off of Krua, then took aim again. Shiyzhi steps back, in an attempt to get some cover from the wall, but found her rear bumping into Vermillion, who was attached to the rear of Mzisah.

Unable to progress backwards and unintentionally giving Vermillion a piece of insect ass, there was no way for her to dodge. Niea fired her bolt and struck Shiyzhi's front left leg, crippling her. She hissed towards Niea, but was unable to do anything against her. Niea prepared to fire another.



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 99%
Level: 3
Experience: 33/35 [+5 for Combat]
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 650
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: South of Bridge, Next to Krua
Status: Fighting
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Niea fired more arrows at Mzisah for a total of 7, then Mzisah was healed by Shiyzhi for 9%. Shiyzhi's Rebound wore out, she fired Disruption at Niea, who dodged and counter attacked with a bolt to Shiyzhi's front left leg.


Battle Status:


LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 78% - [-5% by Niea, +9% by Shiyzhi] <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison/ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Facing the Wrong Way, Attacking Skios, Vermillion Adhered to her Rear.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 95% - [-5% by Niea] {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Further than Mzisah, Attacking Marteal/Dranton, Injured Front Left Leg

Mothrayas
October 11th, 2012, 21:12
Ouroboros and Ragnarok were still frozen as they were dropped into the Lair. Eventually, they thawed out of the ice. The majority of the dungeon for that matter, was quiet, as nearly all creatures were out battling - except them. (And Azazisaz.)

The lair was entirely silent until the hellhound unfroze.

"Urgh, what the hell happened?"

"I dunno...the last thing I remember is you complaining about the lack of Imps showing up, and then... we got here. Something froze us. And then proceeded to repeatedly beat us up."

"Dammit, if I ever find out who dared doing that to me, I'm going to--

"Not now. I feel like crap. Let's rest now. Claw those people later."

Ragnarok grudgingly shook his head, while Ouroboros noted the quietness of the dungeon.

"Say, is it me, or is the dungeon quite empty? Where is everyone?"

"I don't care. Now shut up, I'm trying to sleep already."

Ouroboros didn't respond, and also started sleeping in the lair.

Summary: The Hellhound unfroze and went to sleep.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 18+%
Location: Lair
Status: Sleeping
Mood: neutral / pissed
Level: 2
Gold: 0

MeinCookie
October 13th, 2012, 07:33
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


On the far side of the dungeon to the Lair, Azazisaz continued his work on his second Magic Door. It was starting to really take shape.

The Workshop resonated with the beating of his hammer, the repeatative thumming of enchanted bellows, the woooosh of the furnaces and the sizzling of his own fire magic. Steam and smoke mingled in the toasty air.

--I think the Keeper will like this one.--

SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Manufacturing.
Quick Summary: Azaz is still working on his Magic Door.


Magic Door B (71% Complete)

MeinCookie
October 14th, 2012, 06:11
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble

Vermillion was wriggling around like a worm trapped in a bird's talons. It was then that one of his hands was free and still had a dagger clutched in it. He used the dagger to clear away some of the web by his hand. He bit his lip anxiously before calling out to Skios;

"Skios, old spidey! Vermsy; he will distract the beast while you sneak up in front of it and eat its face, yes?"

The Rogue made no effort to conceal his brilliant-sounding tactical plan from Mzisah. It would have been impossible at any rate being stuck to his foe's very bloated abdomen.

"Hey, spider-lady? Guess what?"

Mzisah ignored him understandably. Then he drove his dagger into her ass. She cried out in shock and pain.

"He laughed when he saw your mother cleaved in half by that Knight."

The Maiden of the Nest was distracted now... and really pissed. She twisted around and attempted to crack his neck, but her abdomen was just too big. She screamed whilst Vermillion cackled.

"He thinks you thinks you be wishing that you had brought a sword to this melee, hmmm?"

Vermillion yanked out his dagger, preparing to ram it home again. Then Shiyzhi happened. She slammed bodily into him. The dagger went flying, landing in the lava lake with a resounding and hissing plop.

->Oh no...<-

Vermillion had had that dagger since he was a young boy subsisting in his homely abandoned prison. His elder brother, Westrel, had given it to him grudgingly.

That wasn't the only effect of the other Maiden smashing into him though; he was stuck. More stuck than he had been. The web was still sticky and now he was stuck to both spider maidens. He was sandwiched. Shiyzhi struggled to pull away and took the front of his legs with her. His back was firmly stuck to Mzisah.

"Oh no... NO, NO, NO!"

Vermillion was reminded of being in Tesonu's torture chamber when Flyrayas had him stretched out on the rack. It hurt, then and now. Something cracked. Then his legs came unstuck twitching.

"Hey, you fixed poor Vermsy's back problems!"


LEVEL UP
INVISIBILITY UNLOCKED AGAIN

Then he looked up at the still enraged Mzisah and saw her preparing to unleashed a string of Missiles at him. He grinned roguishly in the face of danger, fully expecting to get his teeth shattered but praying for the best.

"Mercy?"



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 70%
Level: 5
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Sheepish.
Status: In Battle.
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion agro-ed Mzisah despite being stuck to her back in order to give Skios a distraction. He ended up also getting stuck to Shiyzhi and getting stretched but momentarily before detatching from the latter. The former, to whom he was still attached, then prepared to nuke him with Missiles.

Skarok
October 14th, 2012, 09:15
Ryan & Pel

After Vermillion went away before Pel could answer, the rogue lost the interest for a moment and looked over to the lava river. The first thing he saw made him chuckle, a frozen hellhound stood and a bunch of screaming imps. But then suddenly two enemies engaged the helpless creatures. Pel didn't hesitate and ran straight towards the bridge; the more opportunities he got to test out his new weapon the better.

Meanwhile Ryan was dropped into the guard room. He got up quickly and met up with the others who were already engaging the two maidens. One soldier was already dead and another was in a seemingly helpless position.

"Hey, Pel! “, Ryan muttered. "Can you shoot the one who's attacking the rogue? I think I can get him off the other one." Pel nodded and loaded his crossbow. Ryan took out his shortsword and charged at Mzisah while activating his speed spell.

So that's what you’re planning... Pel thought and rested his finger on the trigger. He had to wait for the perfect moment, Ryan had to be close enough to the maiden when the bolt hit.

Just two meters behind the maiden Ryan could see a projectile flying by from the side. It hit his enemy directly against the head and made it stumble. Meanwhile the merc didn't get slower, he was jumping right at Mzisahs head and pushed it to the ground. With another leap he was right behind the maiden and quickly tried to sever the web that trapped his ally. "Don't worry, I'll get you outta here"; Ryan hissed.

Unfortunately he couldn't cut it through completely; His ally was halfway free before the maiden turned around and tried to attack Ryan. The merc rolled backwards and escaped her deadly claws.

Pel had his crossbow reloaded in the meantime and observed everything Ryan did. It didn't end well, the two maidens had him trapped now, one of them ready to fire missiles. Screw that the rogue thought and lightened his bolt within the lava. He then held his breath while aiming directly at Shiyzhi back. And then he fired. The bit of web that was still attached to her back lightened up immediately and caused her to yell out in agony. "Run!" Pel screamed, but his ally was already on the move and rolled to the side, while the other maiden shoot out her missiles.

His view wasn’t clear, but it looked like some of them hit Shiyzhi and a few others Ryan, but he wasn't sure. Whatever, one problem less if he's dead Pel then resumed reloading his crossbow while the fight went on. He could see that Shiyzhi stumbled over to the other maiden, unintentionally also set the web that Vermillion was stuck in on flames.

"Oh, you've gotta be kidding me!", Pel yelled. He lowered his crossbow while activating his cameo and fastly making his way over to Vermillion to resolve the mess he caused.



Ryan Summary
Health:76%
Location: Library
Gold: 150
Level: 4.51
Keeper Approval: 35
Mood: Intent
Status: I Battle
Quick Summary: Ryan tried to rescue Vermillion and pissed the two maidens off.

Pel Summary
Health: 100%
Location: At the lava river
Gold: 0.00
Level: 5.57
Keeper Approval: -14
Mood: Focused
Status: Fighting
Quick Summary: Pel helped Ryan in an attempt to rescue Vermillion and inflamed Mzisah, who had still her activated Protect spell to shield her.




Battle Status:


LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 65% - <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison/ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Facing the Wrong Way, Attacking Skios, Vermillion Adhered to her Rear.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 95% - {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Further than Mzisah, Attacking Marteal/Dranton, Injured Front Left Leg

nijuni_kuro
October 16th, 2012, 20:59
Xerina, the Dark Elf

Without her crossbow, all Xerina could do was watch the battle from afar. She knew she should visit the Workshop and get someone to make her a new crossbow, but she decided to stay and see how the battle plays out, hoping to learn something from it - or at least guard the Bridge in case of an emergency.

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Dranton, the Beetle

Dranton got back on his feet rather quickly, but it took a few seconds for his senses to recover. When he came to, he saw a burning maiden - screaming and shooting magic missiles all around her - with a rogue stuck to her back, trying to get out of the now-burning webbing. The other maiden had one of her legs crippled and was getting ready to attack a nearby rogue. Dranton used this chance to attack. He lept onto her (Shiyzi) and grappled her with his limbs, severely limiting her movements. She struggled to get free, but Dranton's grip was too strong. As it turned out, all her spells were recently used up and she couldn't use them for a while. Dranton had no idea how lucky he was.

"Now! Strike her now!", Dranton shouted to his nearby allies.


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--Xerina
Summary: Xerina's watching the battle from afar.
Level: 5.0
Health: 90%
Mood: Irritated
Keeper Approval: 10 (Cooperative)
Status: Idle
Location: Guard Room
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--Dranton
Summary: Dranton grappled Shiyzi, immobilizing her.
Level: 5.2
Health: 85%
Mood: Normal
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Status: In Battle
Location: South of the Bridge
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Battle Status:

LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 65% - <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison/ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Burning, Shooting Missiles Everywhere, Vermillion Adhered to her Rear.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 95% - {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Grappled by Dranton, Injured Front Left Leg

ARMofORION
October 16th, 2012, 22:11
Valkoth finally flees, too scared to be able to fight the Maidens.

Hayta shuffles over to Xerina, putting her crossbow down next to the other Dark Elf. She gives Xerina a look that says 'Try not to burn it'. She stands up, fires an arrow at Shiyzhi, and ducks back down before a missile hits her.

Marteal swings his hammer, making an extra effort in trying not to hit Dranton. Shiyzhi lashes out back at him, making a deep slice into his chest, but Marteal hardly knows it, only just keeps attacking the Maiden.

Valkoth
Summary:
Health: 90%
Level: 2
Mood: Scared
Gold: 0
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Status: Fleeing
Location: Other side of Lava river, near the edge.
Summary: Flees
Current Equipment: Dual Battleaxes
Shield(on back)
Helmet w/ Torch.

Hayta
SUMMARY:
Health: 100%
Level: 3.7
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Alert
Gold: 0
Status: Sniping
Location: Guard Room, near Sentries
Summary: Gives Xerina her crossbow, and fires again.
Equipment: Short Sword
Long Bow

Marteal
SUMMARY:
Health: 92%
Level: 3.7
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Normal
Gold: 80
Status: Fighting
Location: Near Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, fighting Shiyzhi.
Summary: Fights.
Equipment: Hammer
Shield


Battle Status:

LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 65% - <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison/ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Burning, Shooting Missiles Everywhere, Vermillion Adhered to her Rear.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 89% (-6% from Hayta+Marteal)- {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Grappled by Dranton, Fighting Marteal, Injured Front Left Leg

MeinCookie
October 20th, 2012, 13:51
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble

Vermillion rose from the melee of battle like a disgruntled demon emerging from the deepest darkest foulest pits of hell to file a health and safety complaints form. A burning lattice of spiderweb remained draped across his chest, casting a terrible glow upon his scarred visage. The unmistakeable outline of a sooty bootmark where Ryan had trampled him in his bungled rescue attempt. Blood was smeared across his face from yet another broken nose. That wasn't even mentioning that fact that Mzisah had still unloaded several missiles into him.

Only the plus side, the missing finger on his right hand had inexplicably returned to its proper place.

->It is well time that Vermsy did kick some spidey-woman-ass, he thinks not, hmmm!?<-

The Rogue was still annoyed at his kin. They had successfully stood on his face, broke his nose and set his harness on fire - ruining his new pants in more ways than one. In the end he had still had to use his spare dagger, stolen from a rogue in Northland, to cut himself free. As an embodiment of incompetance, Vermillion recognized it in others. He was concerned. Usually when he screwed up he could rely on effective help to get him out of trouble and win the day. With the situation so dire - it was time to get serious.

"Youse all just met your counter-rogue, eight-legs!"

With no ceremony or pomp, the unsightly rogue sheathed his spare dagger and disappeared...






....and when he reappeared he had his legs were wrapped around Shyzhi's neck like a vice; strangling her as he tried to secure himself in an awkward approximation of a piggy-back. Dranton had restrained Shyzhi and he capitalised, climbing over the beetle. He hands pulled at her hair, trying to find balance but inflicting great pain in the process. Vermillion leaned back, putting strain on his opponents back before he freed up a hand to retrieve his dagger.

Shyzhi screamed like a banshee and so did the rogue, though admitedly not interdispersed with airless gagging.

Vermillion then made a rather clumsy and messy attempt to cut out his rival's tongue...


[THE REMAINDER OF THIS CRITICAL HIT HAS BEEN CENSORED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT]



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 48%
Level: 5.25
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Pissed Off.
Status: In Battle.
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Summary: Ryan frenzied Vermillion who then attacked Shyzhi when she was held down - strangling her with his feet and attempting to cut out her tongue.


Battle Status:

LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 65% - <Protect> {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison/ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Burning, Shooting Missiles Everywhere.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 72% (-17% from Vermillion)- {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Grappled by Dranton & Vermillion, Fighting Marteal, Injured Front Left Leg

Mothrayas
October 20th, 2012, 23:18
Skios still kept his eyes on Mzisah, until Vermillion appeared on the battle scene.

"Skios, old spidey! Vermsy; he will distract the beast while you sneak up in front of it and eat its face, yes?"

The bumbling buddy did come up with a fair enough idea. Even though he got himself into a rather uncomfortable situation with the other Maiden, he did do his part to distract Mzisah, who had turned around, and seemingly forgot all about Skios.

Skios hopped onto the western wall, still behind Mzisah. He noticed that just at that moment, her Protect shield wore off.

<<Heh... poor timing for you, sucker.>>

Skios dashed off the wall, landing on Mzisah's left shoulder.

"Hey there. Think you're gonna feel a lot of pain in a sec."

Skios proceeded to viciously sink his spider fangs into Mzisah's throat. The Maiden recoiled and shrieked, but was unable to get Skios off her.

Meanwhile, Krua struck Mzisah with more hail blasts, aiming lower so as to avoid hitting Skios, who still kept himself firmly attached to Mzisah's body.

Summary: Fighty, part 2

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 90%
Location: on Mzisah
Status: biting Mzisah
Mood: excited
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: south of bridge
Status: more ranged hail support
Mood: -
Level: 6
Gold: 0


Battle Status:

LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 25% (-12% from Krua, -28% from Skios) {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison/ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Burning, Stunned by Biting Skios stuck to Throat.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 72% - {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Grappled by Dranton & Vermillion, Fighting Marteal, Injured Front Left Leg

MeinCookie
October 21st, 2012, 10:21
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD

'Keeper Animus, your Magic Door is complete.'

Indeed it was, and Azazisaz could not have been prouder of his workmanship.

--It is well time that I started to train. Somebody else will have to fill the Steel Doors part of the order; where-ever everyone else is.--

The Warlock headed to the Training Room and began casting fireballs.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1.2
Keeper Approval: 15 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Training.
Quick Summary: Azaz finished his Magic Door and went to Train.


Magic Door B (100% Complete)

Metal Gear Rex
October 23rd, 2012, 02:42
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/AssassinatedHeroes.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea





Niea kept aiming at Shiyzhi, now desiring to strike her in a more vulnerable and vital area after already hindering her with the previous shot. Niea began aiming towards Shiyzhi's less protected human half. Just then, a Beetle bravely leaped on her and began to grapple onto her. Niea was impressed with the Beetle's capabilities, and used this opportunity to get a good hit on her. She fired her bolt and it struck Shiyzhi's left breast just before an Orc began pressing his ground against her, covering up more of Niea's view.

Niea felt herself growing a little more. She decided to try a trick that she hadn't done in a long while. She began casting some magic over herself, and suddenly became invisible. Satisfied with managing to cast Invisibility successfully with the first try after not practicing the spell for a long period of time, Niea decided to make good use of the spell.

Niea moved herself over to the bridge, avoiding Pel and Ryan, then aimed carefully towards Shiyzhi again. She noticed Mzisah's Protect wore out, but also saw the Spider Siblings performing an effective attack towards her, and felt no need to change targets. She used her Sight to zoom in on Shiyzhi, then took careful aim. She noticed the invisible Vermillion climb on top of her and assault her tongue. The opportunity could not have been better. Niea's eyes locked on target then she pulled the trigger, launching a bolt between Shiyzhi's breasts and dealt heavy damage. Shiyzhi screamed out in pain, both from the bolts striking her and from having her tongue ripped out.



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 99%
Level: 4
Experience: 8/45 [+10 for Combat]
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 650
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: Southern End of the Bridge
Status: Fighting
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Niea struck a bolt in Shiyzhi's left breast then turned invisible and moved to the bridge. She sniped Shiyzhi again and struck her between both breasts.




Battle Status:


LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 25% - {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison/ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Burning, Stunned by Biting Skios stuck to Throat.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 49% - [-23% (9/14) by Niea] {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Grappled by Dranton & Vermillion, Fighting Marteal, Injured Front Left Leg and Missing Tongue

Metal Gear Rex
October 29th, 2012, 09:00
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/AssassinatedHeroes.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea





Niea remained on the south end of the bridge. She was reloading her crossbow and preparing to land another deadly bolt upon her prey. Suddenly, an invisible hand grabbed her around her waist and pulled her back a step, keeping a grip on her. Niea was stunned with shock, who could have snuck up on her like that? The only explanation was if they came from the lava behind her, but it was not the hand of a Demon Spawn or Salamander, and Dragons had no hands. It was a human hand, appearing to belong to a Rogue of some sort. Niea began to struggle to break free, but another hand came around and held a knife to her throat. Niea froze.

"Careful..." a female voice cooed, "My, what irony... Haha, sorry for the fright. I just enjoy giving people a scare like that."

Niea was released, and she immediately turned around to see the face of the speaker. It was a female Rogue, as expected. She had bright green eyes, blond hair, and appeared to be very young, like Niea herself, but that's all that stood out about her. Beyond that, she just looked like a common Rogue. Niea glared at her for pulling a knife on her, appearing slightly puzzled. The Rogue smiled softly, "I'm just someone returning to my old master's services, though I plan to stay for a lot longer than I did previous. My name is..."






http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/Rogue.png Zukia http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/Rogue.png
:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))


*post snatch!*





"...Zukia. I wanted to surprise my master, hopefully I didn't surprise you too much as well!" Zukia finished, "I'm going to assist in the fight, perhaps we can talk another time, yes? Farewell for now."

Zukia, still invisible, left Niea on the bridge and entered the main battlefield. Niea glared at her all the way through, still a bit puzzled, but then picked up her crossbow and resumed her aiming. Both women had the same target; Shiyzhi. Zukia was easily able to sneak through the chaos of the fight. She thought about Animus for a moment as she stepped between and around her new comrades.

She hadn't properly reintroduced herself at Animus' heart, and had tricked the Mentor to avoid her announcement from being made. She rode some sort of Fly named Bug up into his dungeon, and the Fly's presence had been announced instead. The poor creature was so tired after carrying her that it collapsed of exhaustion and fell back down the Portal shortly after their arrival. Zukia found Animus' dungeon to be empty, and ended up tracking his creatures here, to a fight. So unless Animus watched her speak to the young Dark Elf, he would still not know of her presence and would be rather surprised. But that was good. It was exactly what she wanted.

Zukia found herself close to Shiyzhi. Neither of the two Maidens could spot her, nor could the majority of her allies. She only sensed five who possessed Sight: The Spiders, two of the Dark Elves, and the Rogue riding her target. Zukia jumped up on Shiyzhi and joined her fellow Rogue, Vermillion. "Hello there, Rogue," she greeted, "Hope you don't mind if I take a stab or two..."

Zukia thrust her dagger into the back of Shiyzhi as hard as she could, and her Invisibility suddenly died out. She wasn't the strongest person around, definitely, for even though she inflicted harm upon a vulnerable spot, she still did little damage.



A ROGUE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

Er... was I late?



:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 6/15 [+6 for Combat]
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Dagger, 7 Throwing Knives, Ridiculous Rogue Helmet
Location: On Shiyzhi
Status: Riding and Attacking Shiyzhi
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Zukia snuck up on Niea, snuck across the battlefield, then climbed on Shiyzhi with Vermillion and stabbed her in the back.




Battle Status:


LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 25% - [Unchanged] {Drain/Missile, Web/Poison/ProtectS Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Burning, Stunned by Biting Skios stuck to Throat.

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 43% - [-6% by Shiyzhi] {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Grappled by Dranton & Vermillion, Fighting Marteal, Injured Front Left Leg and Missing Tongue

Mothrayas
October 29th, 2012, 23:18
Mzisah, regaining her focus as Skios continued to assault her, managed to swat off Skios off her, with enough force for Skios to hit the wall. She then quickly retreated away from Skios and fired multiple Missiles at Skios before he could even recover. She then attempted to fire a Drain beam at him, but Skios managed to dodge it before it came out.

"It's time for me to finish you..."

Mzisah's expression showed rage, but was interrupted by a hail spread from Krua. It startled Mzisah only briefly, but it was enough for Skios to hop back up on Mzisah before she realized it.

Skios then decided to finish the job. He jumped up to the ceiling right above Mzisah, then quickly dropped down, using his fangs to slash into Mzisah's back on the way down, creating a long and deep cut down her back which started to bleed heavily. The Maiden then collapsed due to the blood loss, and remained motionless on the ground.

"That was easier than I figured."



Roughly at the same time as Zukia, another creature came from the portal. It was a salamander.

A SALAMANDER HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

The Salamander stepped forward towards Keeper Animus' Dungeon Heart. She focused her mind on the Keeper's presence,

<<Greetings, Keeper Animus. My name is Serena. I hope that I can find my place here, and serve you well, Keeper. And...please excuse me for intruding your mind. My throat hurts, is all.>>

Serena then proceeded to go to the Lair.



Meanwhile, Ouroboros and Ragnarok woke up from their sleep, completely revitalized.

"Okay, now we should be ready. Let's go claw them."

Ouroboros still noted the lack of creature presence around.

"You think they're still out there?"

"Let's check. If those butts who dared freeze me are still out there, I will silence them."

The Hellhound proceeded to exit the lair, going full speed towards the battlefield.

"IF YOU AREN'T DEAD ALREADY, THEN I WILL BE SURE TO MAKE YOU!"

Serena passed the Hellhound along the way.

<<What was that all about?>>, she wondered to herself.

She watched as Ouroboros and Ragnarok turned around the corner, on the way to the battlefield. She figured that she should follow the Hellhound, after creating her Lair.

The Hellhound quickly arrived on the scene. They recognised the culprits as the two Maidens opposite their allied creatures. One of them had just been killed, but the other one still lived.

"Oh, you right there are going to be so much dead now."

"Right on."

Ouroboros and Ragnarok then got up close to Shiyzhi and proceeded to repeatedly claw her with their front paws.

Serena, having followed the Hellhound, reached the lava river a moment later. She took to the southern end of the bridge, positioning beside Niea and Krua. She saw several creatures, including the Hellhound, attack a Maiden. It was clear that she got herself into a battle scene. Serena kept at range from the Maiden, and proceeded to spit small blasts of fire onto her.

Summary: Krua and Skios killed Mzisah. Serena entered the dungeon. Hellhound woke up and proceeded to attack Shiyzhi, and Serena proceeded to provide minor support.


Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 71%
Location: on Mzisah
Status: targeting Shiyzhi
Mood: excited
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: south of bridge
Status: ranged hail support
Mood: -
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 100%
Location: in the fray
Status: Attacking Shiyzhi
Mood: revenge
Level: 2
Gold: 0

Serena, the Psychic Salamander
Health: 100%
Location: south of bridge
Status: minor fire support
Mood: neutral
Level: 1
Gold: 0


Battle Status:


LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 0% - [-8% by Krua, -17% by Skios]
Dead

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 33% - [-8% by Ouroboros & Ragnarok, -2% by Serena] {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Grappled by Dranton & Vermillion, Fighting Marteal, Injured Front Left Leg and Missing Tongue

MeinCookie
October 30th, 2012, 00:37
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble

Vermillion let out a primal scream of victory, pumping the air with his fist. Blood dribbled down his arm from the severed tongue in his clenched hand. Then the Rogue actually realised what he was holding.

"Ewwwwwww... spider-tongue is in his hand."

He looked down at Shiyzhi with a disgusted look on his face

"Spider lady can have her tongue back now."

He tried to shove it back into her mouth, but she began coughing up blood.

"Vermsy, he don't want it! It is your tongue so you can have it BACK!"

Forcing the bloody slab back into her maw, the Maiden of the Nest accidently swallowed it. The tongue became lodged in her throat. She couldn't breath and promptly passed out from lack of oxygen. Vermillion recoiled.

"Not his fault, not his fault... actually... now that he thinks on it... was it all his fault? HE FELLED THE BEASTY! Long live the Grand Rogue!"

Vermillion stepped away from the still twitching Maiden, wiping his blood-soaked hands on his trousers.

->He is sure the impies could clean that up.<-





VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 48%
Level: 5 (42/600)
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Ecstatic.
Status: At the Battle.
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion knocked out Shiyzhi but suffocating her with her own tongue which is still lodged in her throat.



Battle Status:


LV6 F MAIDEN "Mzisah": 0% - [-8% by Krua, -17% by Skios]
Dead

LV7 F MAIDEN "Shiyzhi": 17% - [-16% by oxygen depravation] {Web/Disruption/Freeze/Rebound/HealO Charging}
Unconscious, Elyon's Shore/South of Bridge, Injured Front Left Leg and Replaced Tongue

Mothrayas
October 30th, 2012, 04:33
Animus oversaw what had happened during the battle. The assault of Elyon's two Maidens of the Nest proved themselves a fair challenge for his army of creatures. The battle showed both strengths and weaknesses of his army, competences and incompetences of his units.

Overall, though, considering his army did manage to overwhelm Elyon's more powerful forces and defeat them, they do deserve some credit for that. His situation would've been much worse if his forces weren't able to contain this.

Animus was also pleased to see additional support coming in nearing the end of battle. He watched as the female rogue, Zukia, who had left him before, returned from the portal, invisible to mortal eyes and immediately ready to join the battle. Roughly at the same time also, a Salamander entered his dungeon. Reinforcements are always a good thing to see coming by, even if the battle barely needed it anymore.

When the last Maiden was knocked out, Animus immediately tasked his Imps to go back to the opposite side of the river, and retrieve his gold and reclaim the area as his. He also performed a single cast of Create Gold over his treasury, adding 682 gold pieces to his reserves. When the Imps returned with his gold, he would have enough Gold to build a rudimentary prison to keep the single, knocked out Maiden locked up. She could be useful for him.

Animus addressed his creatures on the battlefield.

"My creatures...you have done well on this fight. This outcome is surely a blow to Elyon's pride and might. Rest now if you have the need; otherwise, return to your researching, manufacturing, training or guarding job. I'll come with specifics later."

With his gold retrieved, Animus built a small 3x3 Prison in the western dungeon room. He then dropped an Imp on Elyon's shore, commanding the Imp to take away the Maiden's body to the newly built Prison.

YOUR GOLD RESERVES ARE RUNNING LOW.

Animus was aware that this message was to come when he built that Prison.

"Then we shall do something about that problem very soon."

Animus proceeded to create 2 new Imps, to replace the ones that were assaulted by Elyon's Maidens. He put them near the Gold veins on Elyon's shore. He still had those marked to be dug out by his Imps. He then turned back to his creatures on the field.

"Skios... you've been very effective in the battle. You are a commendable fighter, indeed. I recommend that you rest now...we need to be well prepared for future fights."

"Niea, I'll drop your paycheck by your lair in a minute. It might not seem like a whole lot, but I believe it to be fair for the situation."

"Pel... be sure to be careful about your aim. Friendly fire is not something I tolerate in my ranks."

"Ouroboros and Ragnarok, good to see that you've refreshed. You can go out and scout along the river again. Be careful though, it almost got fatally wrong, last time."

"Zukia... it is nice to see you return... I hope that you can make for a longer and more effective stay, this time around. There are still some priority tasks to be handled in the Library, so if you wish, I'd like for you to do that again. Serena, you may also research, of train if you so prefer."

"The rest of you, you've done a good job. As I have said, rest and then return to your jobs."

Animus then spotted Valkoth who was still running. Animus had noticed Valkoth's running away from the field of combat moments prior.

<<There is a disappointment in that one, however...>>

Animus took 50 gold from his already fairly empty treasury, and put it beside Niea's lair.

Finally, Animus took Azazisaz's newly built Magic Door, and instructed an Imp to build it at the prison room.



http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u405/Mothrayas/faircoast/faircoast_map16.png

Summary: Animus addressed battle finish, circumstances, assessed creatures' battle prowess, and spoke to his creatures.

Research progress:
Torture Chamber: 23%
Heal: 20%
Combat Pit: 11%

Traps & Doors ready
3 Sentry Traps
2 Lightning Traps

Gold: 279 (+1024, +682, -6750, -50)

Orders:
- Ouroboros & Ragnarok: Scout
- Researchers: Research (in order of priority: Torture Chamber, Heal)
- Manufacturers: Manufacture (steel doors)
- Other combat units: Train or guard
- Zukia: Research (preferably)
- Serena: Train or research

MeinCookie
October 30th, 2012, 05:21
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD

The warlock Azazisaz continued his training, send fiery balls of orange plasma speeding towards wall targets. They impacted and dispersed, lighting the room with their death flares. The wall targets, he could see, were either enchanted or cleverly manufactured so they didn't catch fire - a wise precaution in any training room.

'Excellent craftsmenship.'

Azaz conjured several more balls of fire, before he grew tired of this activity. .

--Maybe I shall do some more research afterall, if only a little while. I don't feel like setting to work on another trap just yet.--

He headed over to the Library and pulled out a book on the Heal spell.

'Keeper, where is everyone?'

SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (48/200)
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Azaz finished up in the Training Room and headed to the Library to research Heal for a while.


Magic Door B (100% Complete)

MeinCookie
November 2nd, 2012, 03:47
Scourge
http://i.imgur.com/KOuCH.png
Cowl of Bones



The temperature in the portal room dropped subtly, torches flickering ominously as a black figure emerged from the depths of Animus's abyssal portal. Resting her hand upon her the silver hilt of her scimitar, Scourge smiled - though beneath the hood of her cloak and the concealment of her helmet nobody would have known.

A ROGUE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

The sinister rogue moved, striding towards Animus's heart with tangible purpose. She addressed the Keeper, stooping, with her unnatural demonic voice.

"Greetings, Animus. I am Scourge - Death calls and I come. I offer you my services as a rogue, as a swordsman, as a researcher and as a practitioner of necromancy."

Scourge turned heel, an almost parade ground manouvre, and headed off to assemble her lair.

~҉~ I hope to see much bloodshed in the future. ~҉~





SCOURGE
Level} 1 (47/200)
Gold} 150
Health} 100%
Mood} Expectant
Keeper Approval} 5 (Neutral)
Status} In the Lair
Summary} Scourge entered the dungeon, talked to Animus and headed to the Lair.

Metal Gear Rex
November 3rd, 2012, 05:49
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/AssassinatedHeroes.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea



http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/Rogue.png Zukia http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/Rogue.png
:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))





"My creatures...you have done well on this fight. This outcome is surely a blow to Elyon's pride and might. Rest now if you have the need; otherwise, return to your researching, manufacturing, training or guarding job. I'll come with specifics later."

Niea was already leaving the battlefield when Animus began speaking. By the time he finished his announcement, Niea was approaching the Magic Door in the Guard Room. He seemed to be doing something else for the moment before he turned his attention back to the creatures, speaking more to individual creatures until he got to her.

"Niea, I'll drop your paycheck by your lair in a minute. It might not seem like a whole lot, but I believe it to be fair for the situation."

Niea passed by the Treasury soon after the statement. She looked inside, witnessing the sad state of Animus' Gold Reserves. This lowered her expectations for her payment quite a bit. Surely it had to be 20, or even 10 pieces. It couldn't be more than 25. Niea took in a deep breath, trying to put herself at ease to prevent herself from getting annoyed from the shabby payment to be.

There's barely any to pay... He has a good reason...

At least, Animus was paying her. On time. It took an unreasonable amount of time for a certain other Keeper to give her payment. It was unprofessional, and an insult to Niea's services to make her wait so. The only time he gave her gold with appropriate timing was right after a bitter slap to the face. Niea could not think of an experience worse than the one spent in that dungeon, but Niea didn't dare speak its owner's name, even in thought. It would bring about much irritation, something she could do without.

Who cares about that Keeper anyway? I serve a new one. A better one.

Niea entered the Lair, then looked over at her bed. 50 Gold Pieces. Niea stood there, surprised for a moment. She blinked, then felt delighted. 50 Gold wasn't too bad, all things considering. She let out a more pleasant sigh, releasing any annoyance that had been left over from her previous thoughts. She felt a poke on her shoulder and jumped. She turned, then her eyes narrowed as she continued the same glare she had on the bridge.

Zukia.

"Hello again, Dark Elf," Zukia greeted warmly, but Niea did not lower her gaze, "Hey now, don't be so offended because I snuck up on you twice. You may have Sight, but I'm a professional at what I do." Niea still glared, though her eyes became slightly less menacing. Zukia decided to continue, "So where are you going to head? The Workshop perhaps? Maybe we can work together."

The Workshop did sound like an idea. Perhaps Niea could make something useful for Animus and show her talents there. Ignoring Zukia, Niea started off, heading for the Workshop. Zukia followed, seeming quite persistent in her desire to speak to her, "You weren't around when I left, so you must be new. Like me, in ways. What's your name?" Niea kept to herself.

"...What's the matter?" she asked in a soothing tone, "Can't talk?" Even if she wasn't being serious, she had been correct. Niea would never be able to tell her her name, or even to have a decent conversation with her, as friendly as she seemed. So there was no point in trying to begin with, as Niea had always thought. She kept ignoring her, hoping she'll just go away. Sometimes it hurt to push others away, and that's why she needed to do it before it would hurt. Other times, it was a relief. Niea remembered the Troll she meant in that horrible dungeon.

The two of them had arrived in the Workshop. Niea decided upon what she was to manufacture. It was something she found annoying but she had always known of its usefulness. It was something that, in all the lands, had never been manufactured when or where it mattered; an Alarm Trap. Undoubtedly, it would be useful here unlike in the other lands where the lack of organization made them forgotten. The Dark Elf went straight to work.

It didn't take long for Zukia to figure out what she was making, having dismantled countless Alarm Traps in her own time. "An Alarm Trap, huh? I can do that easily."

Please, just leave me alone.



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 99%
Level: 4
Experience: 8/45
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 700
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: Workshop, Near Zukia
Status: Manufacturing an Alarm Trap
Efficiency: 100%

:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 6/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Dagger, 7 Throwing Knives, Ridiculous Rogue Helmet
Location: Workshop, Near Niea
Status: Manufacturing an Alarm Trap
Efficiency: 125%

Summery: Niea and Zukia went to the Lair, "conversed" on the way to the Workshop, then began working on an Alarm Trap together.

Trap Status:
Alarm Trap: 1.9255/10

Metal Gear Rex
November 3rd, 2012, 13:29
GILLER
http://i.imgur.com/iW9jA.gif



Various fumes began mixing into the Portal mist, making everything around the room to appear a greenish color. The mist grew thick, and suddenly, there was a puff of smoke from the abyss. The smoke stayed in the air for a moment before it began to disperse and fade into the air. As it did, a figure could be seen hidden beneath the dark cloud. Only when it fully disappeared could one see his silver robes, short black hair, and young face. The Warlock hovered to the ground.

A WARLOCK HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

Giller looked behind him, curious of the familiar enchantments he heard. He smiled darkly at the Scavenger Room, his suspicions correct.

So that is what called me here. Intriguing, I would like to inspect it to see the full extent of its magic... later.

His smile dimmed only slightly.

But I would need for it to be fully functional first.

Giller looked back towards the path ahead of him, where a Dungeon Heart stood with its quiet but steady heartbeats. Giller walked towards it, then brought his head forward in a bow. His head came up, his voice calm and confident, "My lord, Animus. I am a Warlock by the name of Giller, one who studies magic of all kinds. I am not much of a performer of these arts, but what I can do instead is conjure many potions of magic for your creatures to use as you see fit. I am skilled in my work. I appear young to your eyes, but in truth I am 96 years of age. It is all thanks to my drinks."

Giller paused for a moment, allowing his words to sink in, before resuming with his same, confident tone, "I'm certain this sounds quite far fetched. I can assure you that it is, but it is the truth of my ability. I would like to demonstrate my talents before you. I keep two potions for just that purpose. They can mimic the effects of the Speed spell for anyone who gets a full dose. Allow me someone to test on, and you will not be displeased by the results. Send forth someone you value little, if you are afraid I am backed only by words."

"Not Imps!" Giller suddenly added with an alarming tone, "Creatures of pure magical making, like Imps, are affected differently by my potions."

Giller then reached into his pouch and grabbed a small light blue colored bottle that was half a foot tall at best, ready to offer it to any creature dropped before him.

Giller
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Equipment: Knife, Pouch
Location: Heart Chamber, Before Keeper Animus
Status: Waiting a Response
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Giller entered and introduced himself, asking for someone to demonstrate his work other than an Imp.

MeinCookie
November 5th, 2012, 13:07
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble

Vermillion walked back towards the dungeon, but stopped at the Guard Room.

"My creatures...you have done well on this fight. This outcome is surely a blow to Elyon's pride and might. Rest now if you have the need; otherwise, return to your researching, manufacturing, training or guarding job. I'll come with specifics later."

"Would the Vermsy please report to Guard Room? Why, yes... he will. Look at him guard; looking, lurking, seeing. Personal congratulations to Vermillion, yes? Well done? Very well done. And now he guards. Affrontful he is to Elyon - oh yes, tick that box and add it to his resumé. Affront he is, Affront he does. He spits rat entrails in that Keepers general direction."

The Mad Rogue stretched as he settled in for what was sure to be a long guard duty.

"Does the Keeper know his brother is dead? It makes Vermillion ever so sad... that his brother did deem him slightly valuable in an abstract way afterall. And then he died like a pig to the slaughter! It makes him almost cry, it does; he won't cry, Vermsy, he won't."

He took a swig from a bottle.

"Keeper? Keeper of the Animus? Might he ask that you send another doorman along laters for the duty of door guarding? He would like a wink to eat and a bite to sleep."

Vermillion cast his eyes back to the lava field.

->What Vermillion doesn't understand is why they didn't all just eat the creature rather than throw it in the temple? He doesn't waste food... not even the fungi growing in between his toes.<-




VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 48%
Level: 5 (42/600)
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Content.
Status: Guarding.
Keeper Approval: 40 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion went to guard over at the Guard Room - he may also have asked Animus a question/request amidst his babble.

Keeper Decagon
November 6th, 2012, 11:06
Wernslow
The Waste-of-Space

A swirling cloud of fog began to raise from the portal, and a peculiar dim glow could be seen in the smoke. The glow became rapidly brighter, and a faint buzz came from the abyss. Within moments a bright purple flare shot out of the portal, and when the fog dispersed, the hovering outline of a firefly could be seen above the portal opening.

A FIREFLY HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

=>Hmm, this is new.<=

The firefly calmly buzzed into the dungeon heart chamber, he approached the heart and introduced himself,

"Hello Keeper Animus, I am Wernslow. I am a good explorer and I will serve you to the best of my ability, but I must admit, I am no good at researching. I also have learned some interesting recon skills before I came here, so you can depend on me if you want somewhere to be explored."

When he finished, he headed out of the room. First off, he decided, he was going to map the dungeon. He flew through every room, worked out each and every corridor, and when he finished he buzzed towards the lair.

=>This dungeon is smaller than I expected.<=

And with that thought he built his lair and took a quick nap, before heading off to the training room.




Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Neutral
Status: Training
Experience: 0/15
Quick Summary: Wernslow introduced himself to Animus, offered his skills, then quickly flew around the dungeon, memorizing the layout, then headed for the lair, had a nap, and then went to the training room.

MeinCookie
November 7th, 2012, 11:12
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD

In the library of Keeper Animus, a warlock resided. His name? Azazisaz Badward. His preoccupation? Studying the Heal spell. He regarded his book with discerning eagle-like eyes hidden behind bubble-like heavily-tinted goggles.

'How close is the Heal spell to being completed, Keeper?'

Azaz continued reading...


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (48/200)
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Azaz is in the the Library researching Heal and inquired how long til the Heal spell was researched?.

Metal Gear Rex
November 7th, 2012, 13:43
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http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea



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:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))





Zukia remained quiet as she and Niea worked on the Alarm Trap. Niea enjoyed the peace as it allowed her to focus better on the task at hand. Somehow, her talking was more distracting than the general loudness of the Workshop. It wasn't until they were just completing the Alarm Trap that Zukia began to speak, "What's the point of an Alarm Trap anyways?"

That's a stupid question.

Zukia continued as she put the final touches to the Alarm Trap, "Any half decent Rogue knows how to disable an Alarm Trap, and most Rogues know how to turn Invisible, like me, to stay out of the Alarm Trap's line of sight. I'm sure this Keeper Elyon has plenty of Rogues like that."

Niea paused. She had a point, if Elyon was clever enough, he could send a few Rogues to scout ahead and disable any Traps ahead of them. What could they do about that? Niea pondered about it for a moment until she noticed Zukia smiling at her puzzled look. "A Fear Trap, on the other hand..." Zukia continued, her smile becoming wider, "...is a Rogue's worst enemy."

Zukia began gathering necessary materials to make a Fear Trap, and Niea decided to follow. Once they gathered everything they needed, they began getting to work before Zukia resumed talking, "Out of all the Rogues that have ever existed and served a Dungeon Keeper, at least half of them, if not most of them, live for their own survival rather than their master's. That makes them especially vulnerable to a Fear Trap. And out of the few who live to serve, even fewer are brave enough to withstand a Fear Trap's magic as it is. I myself have never seen or met a Rogue who could successfully disarm a Fear Trap... except for myself of course."

Niea stopped then looked up towards Zukia with suspicious eyes.

Which kind of Rogue are you?

Zukia noticed Niea's pause, then looked up. Their eyes met, and she seemed to understood what Niea meant to ask. "Why, I live to serve, of course. I would not have come back to my master otherwise. I go where I'm needed," Zukia answered calmly. She suddenly brought her hand up to Niea's cheek, caressing her softly, surprising the Dark Elf. Zukia spoke again, her tone becoming more gentle and loving, "It's always nice to have friends who need you." Zukia took her hand away, then resumed her work on the Fear Trap. Niea watched for a moment, before continuing as well.

Niea felt very confused and... awkward. Before, she was often considered cold for not speaking to anyone or responding to them when spoken to, and left her alone. That's what she wanted. She had never sought attention for being incapable of communicating to another. She had not met someone like Zukia, who persistently tried to befriend her so. It felt... awkward.



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 99%
Level: 4
Experience: 8/45
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 700
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: Workshop, Near Zukia
Status: Awkward, Manufacturing a Fear Trap
Efficiency: 100%

:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 6/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Dagger, 7 Throwing Knives, Ridiculous Rogue Helmet
Location: Workshop, Near Niea
Status: Manufacturing a Fear Trap
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Niea and Zukia finished the Alarm Trap and began working on a Fear Trap. Awkward character development.

Trap Status:
Alarm Trap: Complete
Fear Trap: 5.276/32

OOC: (Apparently, I made a miscalculation on the previous post with the Manufacture Rate and ended up with 1.9255, when I should have ended up with 2.9255. Therefore, they would have finished a post ago and thus would have worked on the Fear Trap for two posts, resulting in a 5.276 instead of a 2.638 for its progress. I would have posted before MeinCookie had I realized the Alarm Trap was done, as that's what I was waiting for to get started on the Fear Trap)

Mothrayas
November 11th, 2012, 20:12
Just another day in a Dungeon Keeper's administration...

'Keeper, where is everyone?'

"You will see the others soon enough. I sent them out to battle some powerful threats of Keeper Elyon's on the outskirts of my territory. I left you out of the fight because you are relatively inexperienced in combat and I didn't want to risk you anything. The battle is over now, and you should see the fighting force soon return back to dungeon work."

"Now then..."

A ROGUE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

"How...convenient. Let's see what this one will be like."

The rogue, a female, spoke.

"Greetings, Animus. I am Scourge - Death calls and I come. I offer you my services as a rogue, as a swordsman, as a researcher and as a practitioner of necromancy."

"Welcome to my dungeon...Scourge. I always have use for an additional researcher in my ranks...come help out in the Library if you so please. Besides that, I can recommend you to prep up for future combat situations. The local opponents in this territory tend to be strong and fierce."

A WARLOCK HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

"Yet another creature? It sure is going fast lately..."

Animus noticed the creature looking behind himself, the Warlock figuring out what drove him to his territory.

<<It seems that Scavenger Room is doing its job quite well...I knew I'd get something out of the investment.>>

"My lord, Animus. I am a Warlock by the name of Giller, one who studies magic of all kinds. I am not much of a performer of these arts, but what I can do instead is conjure many potions of magic for your creatures to use as you see fit. I am skilled in my work. I appear young to your eyes, but in truth I am 96 years of age. It is all thanks to my drinks."

"I'm certain this sounds quite far fetched. I can assure you that it is, but it is the truth of my ability. I would like to demonstrate my talents before you. I keep two potions for just that purpose. They can mimic the effects of the Speed spell for anyone who gets a full dose. Allow me someone to test on, and you will not be displeased by the results. Send forth someone you value little, if you are afraid I am backed only by words."

"Not Imps! Creatures of pure magical making, like Imps, are affected differently by my potions."

It was a strange offer. Animus knew to be wary of anyone, particularly if an individual looks like a shady potion salesman, speaks like a shady potion salesman, and offered a potion for a test object... like a shady potion salesman. Nevertheless, the Warlock, Giller, put up a convincing act, and there's always a chance of there being some truth in these kinds of deals. Not a high chance, but a chance nevertheless.

Animus quickly overviewed his creatures, putting together a quick analysis of whom he'd consider most expendable.

"Uh, ...Giller..., let me get back to you in a moment."

<<Someone expendable...someone expendable...>>

A FIREFLY HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

"Speaking of... yet another creature?"

"Hello Keeper Animus, I am Wernslow. I am a good explorer and I will serve you to the best of my ability, but I must admit, I am no good at researching. I also have learned some interesting recon skills before I came here, so you can depend on me if you want somewhere to be explored."

"Uh...Hello Wernslow. Welcome to my Dungeon. If you don't mind, I'd rather have you wait and train before going out to explore. There are some quite dangerous forces out there, and I'd rather have my explorers...last a good while."

Animus turned back to Giller, who was still waiting for his subject.

"Eh, Giller... Well, here, I got myself a test subject for you."

Animus proceeded to pick up Valkoth, the Tunneller, and dropped him in front of Giller.

<<Doing it to the new fly would have been too rude... and I hope this could...increase use of the dwarf.>>

"Giller, feel free to do your experiments on this guy here. Keep him in one piece though." <<Or else you'd regret it.>>

As Animus almost managed to take the time to lean backwards in his imaginary dungeon throne with his imaginary body, which was the best a physically mostly detached spirit, lacking a physical body, being could do to resemble an evil overlord on his throne, he was called again. It was, again, Azazisaz the Warlock.

'How close is the Heal spell to being completed, Keeper?'

"Azazisaz...let me check upon that one."

Animus looked upon his research tabs. Heal was about one thirds on the way through at that exact point in time.

"It's about one thirds on the way through... Thirty-four percent, to be exact. It's not progressing at a rapid pace, but it should speed up when the rest of my researching staff returns from combat, as I said earlier."

Animus then took his time to watch over his Imps, ensuring that he would not again be caught in a surprise act by Elyon again to disturb his mining force again. Now would not be a good time for him to afford getting caught off guard again, nor to have his mining interrupted again. His gold rates, though growing, were still shallow enough as is.



Meanwhile, outside the dungeon...

Ouroboros and Ragnarok had looked upon the maiden, whose defeat they had assisted towards, being carried away by an Imp. They heard the Keeper giving them their orders to scout again.

"Keeper wants us to go scout."

"I heard that, numb nuts."

"Well...I think it's time for us to move out. Best not to leave the Keeper waiting."

The Hellhound opted to move out westwards, along the lava river. The river continued on, and looked like its end wasn't going to be seen in quite a while. However, what they did see was gold lining the river edges on both sides. New gold sources were exactly what Animus was looking for.

The next interesting thing they saw was the river branching into two, both ways at a roughly ninety-degree angle. The gold took its way around the corner, but for gold amounts, Elyon's side seems to have taken the long stick. Opposite of that, they saw a minor dungeon presence which took its way to the lava.

"Uh, I think we'd better stay away from...that. There could be anything out for us in there."

"Bah, you're letting yourself be scared off again? I--

"What, you didn't learn from last time? We nearly died, you bastard. And it barely happened a moment ago, do you even remember?"

"Ahh, shut up. Let's just go the other way if you like it that much."

The Hellhound turned right. They continued on moving. The stretch of river was of a significant length, but amounted to absolutely nothing but rocks in the walls and ceilings and molten rocks down below. They eventually met a dead end, stopping them in their tracks.

"Well, are you happy now? There's absolutely nothing here. That excite you that much? Rocks, lava, and more lava?"

"Shut up. Still would've been a better idea than getting ourselves nearly killed again. That seemed like a better idea to you?"

Ragnarok refulsed to respond, instead just quietly shaking his head.

"Let's...eh...go back to base. I think we've seen enough for now. And we should go train, I know you like biting stuff that much so let's go with that."

Ragnarok didn't respond again, but complied to Ouroboros' idea, and the Hellhound walked back to the dungeon. When they reached the dungeon, they walked over to the training room and started training.



Meanwhile, on the way to the inside of the dungeon...

Skios, Krua and Serena left the battle scene. Skios opted to return to the lair, in order to get rested after the fierce battle he went through.

Serena opted to make contact with Krua. She didn't have a specific reason to select her; she just felt need to make contacts with other creatures, and Krua happened to be nearby and seemed to be available. Serena telepathically called to her.

<<Hi there!>>

Krua didn't seem to respond in the slightest. Serena was surprised, as it's unusual for other creatures to not react at all. Even if the other party would decide to ignore her telepathic messages, they'd typically give the slightest nudge one direction or another to indicate their passive annoyance with the telepathy. But this time around, there was no reaction at all. It appeared like she didn't even receive the message, even though that shouldn't be happening. Krua remained motionless, until she decided to follow Skios on his way to the dungeon. Serena followed them.

<<Are you there? It seems like you're not hearing me?>>

There still was no reaction, until several seconds later, Serena suddenly felt a response.

<<Hey, who's there?>>

It sounded like a childish girl voice. It was actually very different from the cold exterior voice Krua usually spoke in, if she did ever speak.

<<Oh, you hear me? Ah. I'm Serena, the salamander walking alongside you. What's your name?>>

Several seconds passed again.

<<My name is Krua. How's it possible that you're communicating to me like this?>>

Serena wondered what the cause was for the telepathic delay. It seemed that it took a significant amount of time for her telepathy to enter Krua's mind. The cause for this phenomenom appeared to be a massive mental block in Krua's mind. It was the buildup of all emotional shock built up since her nest's first encounter with the overworld heroes changed her and Skios' lives forever. The mental block was also the cause for Krua's distant behavior - creating a wide gap between the inside of her spirit and the outside.

<<Say, is there anything wrong? You sound...distant. Anything happened?>>

There was another wait of several seconds. By this point, the three creatures had entered their lairs. Skios quickly fell asleep in his lair.

<<Huh? I don't know... I don't understand why that would be. You have any idea?>>

<<I can't tell...seek inside yourself.>>

<<Seek inside myself.....>>

As Krua, on the inside, tried to figure out what she meant, she soon dozed off and fell asleep. Some time later, Serena also quietly fell asleep in the lair.



Summary

Keeper Animus: Addressed all creatures who entered the dungeon as well as Azazisaz's questions. Dropped down Valkoth for Giller to experiment upon. Watched as some stuff happened.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok: Went out on a mostly uneventful exploring trip. Revealed the existence of...more lava. And an outpost. Then returned to train.

Skios, Krua & Serena: Went to the lair to rest. Serena had a telepathic conversation with the inner part of Krua's mind.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 100%
Location: Training room
Status: Training
Mood: meh / slightly less meh
Level: 2
Gold: 0

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 71+%
Location: Lair
Status: sleeping
Mood: sleeping
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: lair
Status: sleeping
Mood: ?
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Serena, the Psychic Salamander
Health: 100%
Location: lair
Status: sleeping
Mood: neutral
Level: 1
Gold: 0

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Research progress:
Heal: 36%
Torture Chamber: 23%
Combat Pit: 11%

Traps & Doors ready
3 Sentry Traps
2 Lightning Traps
1 Alarm Trap

Gold: 3351 (+3072)

Orders:
- Researchers: Research (in order of priority: Torture Chamber, Heal)
- Manufacturers: Manufacture (steel doors)
- Other combat units: Train or guard
- Scourge: Train or maybe research
- Wernslow: Train, do not scout
- Giller: Do show experiment
- Valkoth: Hold still

MeinCookie
November 12th, 2012, 08:03
Scourge
http://i.imgur.com/KOuCH.png
Cowl of Bones



"Welcome to my dungeon...Scourge. I always have use for an additional researcher in my ranks...come help out in the Library if you so please. Besides that, I can recommend you to prep up for future combat situations. The local opponents in this territory tend to be strong and fierce."

"I do; I shall begin researching shortly."

Scourge had just finished assembling her lair when she picked up on the presence of others in the room with her. She spun, hand already on the hilt of her scimitar, ready to draw the wicked blade.

~҉~There are no enemies apparent here.~҉~

A firefly had buzzed into the room and fallen asleep in a newly constructed lair. Behind him entered two spiders and a salamander.

~҉~There are a great many insects within this dungeon.~҉~

Scourge exited the lair and headed for the library. Within she found a warlock.

"Greetings, Warlock."

'My name is Azaz. Are you here to research?'

"Yes."

Scourge selected a book and began to research the Torture Chamber.







SCOURGE
Level} 1 (47/200)
Gold} 150
Health} 100%
Mood} Focused
Keeper Approval} 5 (Neutral)
Status} In the Library
Summary} Scourge enters the Library, talks briefly to Azazisaz and then begins researching the Torture Chamber.

MeinCookie
November 12th, 2012, 10:22
ZAMA
HURRICANE BEETLE
Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCcD1Y5frpI)


A BEETLE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

The thunder of heavy wingbeats reverberated through the portal chamber and then Zama emerged, cresting the lip of the abyss. He didn't bother landing; Instead, he flew across to the Heart Chamber, navigating the tight corridor with ease.

'Heello, Keeper. I am Zama; magnificent flying beetle. I escape imprisonment in realm adajacent this one. I seek employment, yes?'

The winged beetle touched down, claws making contact with the ground. His wings retracted and shell-like elytra swiveled back to cover them.

'My carapace is thick, hard and spiky - just like manhood. I carry more than three times bodyweight, even in air, and small beetle I am not. My fantastic mating dance is infamous amongst other beetles. I carry puny insignificant creatures into battle and patrol land. I manufacture and eat many chickens. I look forward to your service.'

Zama lifted his bulk and turned tail, scuttling off to the Hatchery to gorge himself on chicken.

:I will enjoy dungeon; Chicken taste good.:

After having spent a considerable amount of time cutting a swathe through the Hatchery, the winged beetle set up his lair. He noticed some spiders and a salamander already asleep in their lairs.

He then lumbered back through the Hatchery, snagging several chickens, on his way to the Training Room. Upon reaching the Training Room, he scanned it for other creatures. He noted a hellhound and a firefly.

'I have not met firefly. Hello. I am Zama; beetle who flies into headwind and laughs heartily in face of danger.'

Zama commenced training, ramming his head into the nearest training dummy repeatedly and flicking up his elytra in an attempt to intimidate his opponent.



SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (23/200)
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Happy
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Enters through Portal, speaks to Animus at Dungeon Heart, eats a lot of chickens in the Hatchery, sets up in the Lair, eats more chickens, addresses Wernslow in the Training Room, starts to train.

Keeper Decagon
November 12th, 2012, 13:51
Wernslow
The Waste-of-Space

"Uh...Hello Wernslow. Welcome to my Dungeon. If you don't mind, I'd rather have you wait and train before going out to explore. There are some quite dangerous forces out there, and I'd rather have my explorers...last a good while."

Wernslow was already in the training room by the time Animus had finished his sentence, and attacked the nearest training dummy. A few moments later a hellhound also entered the room and too began attacking the dummies. He flew several times around his inanimate enemy, and plunged his mandibles into it. They got stuck for a moment, but Wernslow managed to pull them out, taking a large chunk of the dummy with him.

=>These dummies are surprisingly tasty.<=

He continued to chew the severed bit of dummy when a large beetle entered the training room, munching on several chickens. It looked around briefly, and approached Wernslow.

'I have not met firefly. Hello. I am Zama; beetle who flies into headwind and laughs heartily in face of danger.'

"Oh, hello. I'm Wernslow..."

He swallowed the chunk he was chewing and continued.

"I've actually just got here. Nice ambition you have there. I'd prefer to stay above or away from danger."

Zama had moved to another dummy and began ramming his head into it.

=>I'd be surprised if he doesn't get a headache from that.<=

Wernslow moved to assault the crippled dummy again, tearing another hole in it.




Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Neutral
Status: Training
Experience: 4.0/15
Quick Summary:Wernslow trained, introduced himself to Zama, and ate half a training dummy.

MeinCookie
November 14th, 2012, 08:44
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble

Vermillion was still guarding, but he was no longer at his post. The Rogue had wondered across the river to where the gold seam was intent on guarding any imps that might be working there.

"Never a dull moment in Heavenarius-shire-land, oh no. Vermsy, he sees witch sisters appear to be nuzzling, yeah hah! He had siblings once - siblings of a kind. Dead siblings, still unborn and yet consumed utterly by the rats. They did not nuzzle. The rats did but his siblings didn't. As such it is little wonder that Lurco never liked that wizard or that the stupid orc is dead."

The rogue activated his Invisibilty and settled into the niche in the wall next to the entrance to Elyon's dungeon.

"Beetle - get off his leg. You cramp the Rogue's style."


VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 48%
Level: 5 (42/600)
Gold: 219 gold
Mood: Content.
Status: Guarding, across the Lava river.
Keeper Approval: 50 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion crossed the river, cast Invisibility and stalked Elyon's entrance.

Metal Gear Rex
November 15th, 2012, 00:42
GILLER
http://i.imgur.com/iW9jA.gif



"Uh, ...Giller..., let me get back to you in a moment."

Giller was left waiting and allowed to ponder about his own thoughts. He had met many Keepers in the past, and they had a variety of looks to give him. Though there were those who treated him like any normal creature, there were some who were suspicious of his work. One of them actually thought he would commit treason by using his potions to control the minds of the other creatures. Giller was amused by the memory.

If only that were so easily possible, I would have turned them against him after his treatment towards me.

Giller's time in dungeons such as those were usually short. He didn't want to waste his time on a Keeper who did not appreciate his work. There had been few Keepers who had given him what he needed, and he would have served those Keepers forever had they not suffered an untimely death. Giller hoped that Animus was one of those, and strong enough to avoid getting himself killed.

"Eh, Giller... Well, here, I got myself a test subject for you."

A Tunneller had been dropped before the Warlock.

"Giller, feel free to do your experiments on this guy here. Keep him in one piece though."

Giller took a bow to Animus, "Thank you, my lord. Watch and see a small fraction of the power my work can give you." Giller stepped towards the Tunneller, potion in hand, then began forcing it down the Tunneller's throat. The potion tasted terrible, as Enchantment Potions usually did. He didn't trust the Tunneller to drink it all unless forced.

Once he finished, Giller took the bottle back and stepped away. Within a few seconds, the Tunneller's movement speed saw a drastic increase. It was a perfect success, as Giller had expected it would be. Nothing ever went wrong in the countless times he had tried before.

"If that is all, I will make my Lair. I will familiarize myself with the dungeon and the situation before I set off to do my work. If you of need for any special requests from my work, speak them and I shall make it so," Giller informed Animus before making another bow, and departing the Heart Chamber.

Giller moved clockwise around the whole dungeon, making a right at the first interception he found by the Heart Chamber. He made note of everything, and when he passed by the Heart Chamber again, he kept going onward and skipped the three-way interception this time. He moved to the four-way interception, finding the Lair in the process. He stepped inside, but took caution once he noticed the presence of sleeping creatures. He created his Lair in the Southwest Corner then left it alone.

Giller finished his search in the Guard Room, having looked in every other room and seen its contents. He looked past the Sentries and river of lava, and noticed something odd on Animus' land over there. The walls had not been reinforced. This obviously meant that this land had been freshly claimed. It must be the boarder between Animus' land, and the land of the Keeper who owned the Maiden in the Prison. There was no doubt about it, there had been no other opening to lead to this enemy Keeper.

Giller noticed something else that was odd. There was a general lack of Traps and Doors. There only was a Magic Door before the Prison, a Magic Door to the Guard Room, and Sentries in front of the Guard Room. Animus either lacked the time or the resources to create such Traps and Doors. Giller smirked to himself.

And yet the enemy remains ignorant.

Giller had seen other Keepers who start building their Traps and Doors from the core of their dungeon to the outer skirts of it, considering their Heart to be the most important. This allowed enemies to know when the Keepers were finished, and also left them vulnerable until they were. This way, starting from without and working towards within, the enemy knew nothing. Of course, that was only if he lacked Sight-of-Evil. If that was the case, then it didn't matter what Animus did.

Giller also noticed that Animus seemed to be rather poor. There were three incomplete rooms, Scavenger Room included, and insufficient Gold to build them. Perhaps there was a general insufficient amount of Gold within the land, or maybe Animus hadn't been given the chance to do some proper exploring. It didn't matter either way. Giller's passion was his work, not his wealth. He only needed ingredients for his potions, and gold surprisingly did little to help him get them. Within a dungeon, he could usually get what he needed for free. If not, he had ways of getting what he wanted. He never needed gold before, why start collecting it now?

With his first task completed, Giller stepped back into Animus' main dungeon. Now he had to complete his second task. He needed to find out who the enemy was and what kind of forces he had. He didn't want to disturb his lord for the questions though, it was something he could find out himself. Now the question remained; who was he to ask? The sleeping creatures in the Lair and the busy creatures in the Library would obviously be the wrong ones to disturb. There was the Training Room, filled with insects and a Hell Hound, and the Workshop filled with a Dark Elf and Rogue.

The Workshop it is.

It wasn't long before Giller found himself before the two women in the Workshop. He calmly opened his mouth to speak, "Excuse me." They turned their heads towards him, giving him looks he didn't bother to decipher, "Do you know of the enemy Keeper standing against our lord? What kind of creatures serve him?"

Giller
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Equipment: Knife, Pouch
Location: Workshop, At Entrance
Status: Waiting a Response
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Giller forced Valkoth to drink the potion and it worked flawlessly. He then told Animus his plans and that he could ask him if he needed anything special, then explored the dungeon. He went to the Workshop and asked Niea/Zukia who the enemy Keeper was and of his army.

Metal Gear Rex
November 15th, 2012, 00:42
A KNIGHT HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

His words appeared true. A Knight did indeed stand at the Entrance Portal. He was no true Black Knight, for he wore shining white armor. But he was a Knight that had turned, no doubt, else why would he come through the abyss as if coming to serve a Keeper? Regardless of the answer, the Knight stepped forward. The sound of his armored footsteps echoed through the halls of Animus' dungeon. There was one alarming trait about the Knight, in that his sword remained unsheathed and firmly gripped in his hand.

The Knight stopped before Animus' Heart. He looked up at the beating Dungeon Heart, as if staring into Animus' very soul. His gaze remained locked on him, as if he were practicing to be made of stone. Finally, he moved, moving his sword arm towards its scabbard. He sheathed his sword, then put his hands on the sides of his helmet. Slowly and dramatically, creating anticipation, did his helmet move up from his head. His now uncovered undead face was one to surprise many. It couldn't be.

Ribs.








Ribs
"The Dragon Slayer"
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DragonSlayer-2.png





The audience could only gasp in surprise. The famed Dragon Slayer had returned. Only he could have slain the mighty Dragon, Drell, of Crystalbarrow Cattacombs. Ribs put the helmet to his side, speaking casually to Animus, "Hey Animus, how's it going? Hope Larquidos' creatures are serving you well. You're much better than him. I just got back. Had to kill this Knight on the way back, I thought I could melt his armor to make a shield or some arrows or something. I'm starving, I'm going to get a bite before I set out to work." The Dragon Slayer Skeleton put "his" helmet on and started heading off, towards the Lair and then the Hatchery. It wasn't technically a lie. Ribs did in fact kill the Knight on his way back. He had to, his unconscious body was blocking a door. He thought he might wake him if he tried to remove his armor so that he could easily lift him, so he killed him and then proceeded to the task.

Ribs found himself in the Hatchery after creating a Lair right by the entrance and dumping most of the armor along with his other gear there. He picked up a chicken and began jamming it into his mouth. He munched on the chicken a while, blood drippled from his teeth. He swallowed parts of the chicken, only to have them fall back out again. After he finished, he somehow burped then left the Hatchery. He entered the Workshop after a Warlock had left it. He found two beautiful women there. This was his lucky day.

He stepped towards them, putting his Skeleton arms around them, and made sure to get a firm grip on one of each of their breasts. They were soft and pleasant, arousing him. It really was his lucky day. His voice boomed through the Workshop, "Hello, ladies." Ribs suddenly received a crossbow to the ribs. It hurt. The women left him. Maybe it wasn't his lucky day after all. His head peeked out from the Workshop, watching them go, "Well fine, I got other women!" Ribs thought of Krua.

Ribs watched their rears sway side to side. He raised a bony eyebrow. Krua didn't have one of those. He should get her one for her birthday or something. Ribs shook his head. He had work to do. He couldn't be thinking about women. Work first. Women, fame, and sexual temptations later.

Ribs returned his attention to the Workshop. He still wore the Knight's boots, and began to slowly take them off. Very slowly, in case any one was watching and willing to pay to see more. Then again, who would want to pay? They'd simply run off after satisfying themselves. And no one was to receive a show for free. Ribs kicked the boots off the rest of the way. He began setting off to make some arrows. The one thing he seemed to lack within his large artillery of arrows was an actually normal arrow. He would need some. That's what he was going to make.

Ribs "The Dragon Slayer"
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 8/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Magic Bow, Mystic Quiver (6 Dragon Slayers, 2 Eight-Leg Stoppers, 2 Ear Pullers)
Location: Workshop
Status: Focused, Manufacturing Some "Normal" Arrows
Efficiency: 115%

Summery: Ribs entered in a suit of armor, said "hi" to Animus, created his Lair, ate a chicken, burped, entered the Workshop, violated Niea/Zukia, then began working on normal arrows.

Metal Gear Rex
November 15th, 2012, 00:42
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/AssassinatedHeroes.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea



http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/Rogue.png Zukia http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/Rogue.png
:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))





Niea and Zukia continued working on the Fear Trap. Save for the usual Workshop noises that Niea had been used to, they worked in silence. Occasionally, Niea looked up to Zukia as if she were about to say something, but she never did. Niea kept looking up anyways. It looked as if she were becoming more annoyed with every glance, but Zukia never seemed to notice. At least, she never expressed notice.

Say something!

Zukia refused. Niea felt strange. It normally didn't matter what they said, they all annoyed her. Either they were an actual pest or they were wasting their and her own time trying to socialize with her because she could say nothing back. Now she had someone who would keep talking regardless of whether or not she would respond. But for some reason, she stopped now. She loved the quiet, the peaceful silence, but now she was demanding it to end. Someone had to say something and she knew it couldn't be her. Niea suddenly stopped herself.

Just what am I thinking? Who cares when she talks? She'll talk when she talks.

"Something wrong?" Zukia suddenly asked. Niea looked at her with confused eyes. Zukia's tone remained plain and simple as she kept manufacturing, "You stopped working." Niea shook her head, then went back to work. Zukia remained quiet afterwards.

Well I got what I wanted...

Niea didn't know what to think beyond that. Her mind felt so very clouded with contradicting thoughts and emotions, constantly battling over which takes priority. The only thing Niea knew she felt for certain was a desire to go back to before she met the Rogue, keep things simple with just herself and her job with Animus. It seemed as if change to her lifestyle was forcing its way in one way or another. First with... now with Zukia. There was no escaping it.

Why did one person make such a difference, anyways?

"There, all done," Zukia's voice drew Niea away from her thoughts. Niea tried to smile, but another emotion pulled it back. She tried to force it, but that only gave her a strange feeling of pain. Zukia turned her head to the ceiling, towards Keeper Animus, "Oh Keeper Animus~! We've made an Alarm Trap to warn you of intruders, and a Fear Trap to ward off any Rogues who come to disarm it. I hope you find it satisfying."

Zukia turned her head to Niea, "Well what shall we make next? Inferno? Maybe it's hot enough here, huh?" Niea wasn't sure what to suggest, much less how to express it. Spike Traps were menacing though. They also kept the target in place as to become easy prey for her.

"Excuse me."

Zukia turned her attention to the speaker, a youthful Warlock in silver robes standing at the entrance. Niea looked as well, but expressed a more annoyed look towards the interruption rather than the calm and neutral look Zukia kept. "Do you know of the enemy Keeper standing against our lord? What kind of creatures serve him?" the Warlock asked. Being the only one of the two who could, Zukia answered, "His name is Elyon. I haven't been around long enough to see anything beyond two Maidens of the Nest. But they looked to be pretty strong, fighting off our forces like that."

The Warlock bowed in apparent satisfaction of the answer, then left. Zukia and Niea turned their backs on the entrance, becoming more focused on what they were to build next. Suddenly Niea felt a hand wrapped around her shoulders, feeling pleased for a brief moment. Until she realized they weren't made of the flesh. She looked down at her chest and saw a Skeleton's hand caressing her left breast. "Hello, ladies."

In a fury did Niea snatch her crossbow and slam it into the Skeleton's ribs, pushing him away from her and Zukia. Niea huffed, her chest rose with every breath of anger. The Skeleton seemed to have his eye locked on her beautifully round breasts. As much as she wanted to smack the Skeleton silly, she more so wanted to get away from him to get him to stop gazing down upon her chest like that. Niea charged out of the Workshop, forcing Zukia along by the hand.

As they walked down the corrider, away from the Workshop, she could hear the Skeleton call out to them, "Well fine, I got other women!" At least the message was clear. Still, she felt uncomfortable. It was almost as if she were being watched. Niea could only imagine what the Skeleton was looking at, if anything, and hastened her steps. She kept walking through corridors until she ended up in the Lair. Only when she stopped did she consciously acknowledge she was holding Zukia's hand.

Zukia began to laugh, but covered her mouth and tried to keep it to small giggles as to mind the sleeping creatures, "I've never seen a Skeleton like that one. What a rare sight." Maybe Zukia found it amusing, but Niea did not. She remembered the creepy and unnerving touch of the Skeleton's hand upon her breast. Zukia looked at Niea, keeping her voice to whispers, "Oh come on now. What's that Skeleton going to do? If anything, we could use that moment to mock him."

Mock him?

Zukia replied to Niea's confused expression, "That touch is the most pleasure he will ever get. He's a Skeleton, no one will ever be with him. He must have recently died if he yearns so strongly for the pleasure of the flesh. He will only grow weaker and less interested overtime as he realizes this. I almost feel sorry for him." Now Zukia made a bit more sense, but Niea was still upset. "Come on, let's stay away from the Workshop for now. Why don't we do a little research?" Zukia suggested with a warm smile. Niea nodded.

Niea followed Zukia's lead into the Library. Once they arrived, Niea quickly found that they were to research the Torture Chamber based on the titles of books read by other researchers. She began to take the lead to express this by guiding Zukia to the right book. Zukia fought to keep her position in the lead, appearing to be heading in the same direction. Niea had used her keen eyesight to spot the titles so easily, but Zukia appeared to be just as observant.

The women soon found themselves with Torture Chamber books and began to research.



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 99%
Level: 4
Experience: 8/45
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 700
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: Library, Somewhere Near Zukia
Status: Slightly Upset, Researching the Torture Chamber
Efficiency: 90%

:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 6/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Dagger, 7 Throwing Knives, Ridiculous Rogue Helmet
Location: Library, Somewhere Near Niea
Status: Researching the Torture Chamber
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Niea and Zukia finished the Fear Trap, responded to Giller, responded to Ribs more harshly, then left the Workshop. They whispered quietly in the Lair and then went to the Library and began researching the Torture Chamber.

Trap Status:
Alarm Trap: Complete
Fear Trap: Complete

OOC: (Since the Keeper Post involved two other posts that were basically just sharing the same post, not being a "double"/"triple" post or anything, they counted as three posts. Also, technically I'm missing .344 points to finish the Workshop but who cares about such small points? I had some left over from the Alarm Trap anyways.)

Metal Gear Rex
November 15th, 2012, 00:43
GILLER
http://i.imgur.com/iW9jA.gif



"His name is Elyon. I haven't been around long enough to see anything beyond two Maidens of the Nest. But they looked to be pretty strong, fighting off our forces like that," the Rogue answered. Giller gave them a bow, and left them to their work. He headed for the Casino, for no reason beyond it being empty. Though he showed a sign of appreciation to the women, he hid his true feelings of frustration. Their information did him little. He began pacing the empty room in thought.

He had already knew he had Maidens, but knew not that there were two. The other's body must have been dragged off. Animus had no Graveyard, perhaps Elyon did. Maybe he had Vampires and other undead. He could create a type of Holy Potion that would-

No, I will not work off of such speculation.

There's lava all around them that could serve as a way to rid of the other Maiden's body if they both lacked a Graveyard. What information could be drawn from the fact that he had two Maidens? What of this Keeper Elyon? The name seemed familiar to the old Warlock, and he tried to recount his steps in life as he paced around the room, trying to remember.

Elyon, Elyon...

"Elyon..."

Speaking the name did little to help remember more of the name. He did, at least, remember the location of the Keeper he thought of was. It was to the north. It couldn't be the same Keeper. He stopped bothering trying to remember more of the Keeper as they obviously held no useful connection. The Keeper of the North was different from Keeper Elyon of the South. Instead, he focused on the information he had available. Unfortunately, that still remained to be an insufficient amount. He had paid too little attention to information flowing about the Southern World. All he knew was that he had two Maidens.

Maidens are brought forth by the Temple, a difficult room to research. He had two of them. He must have obtained the room earlier on, or perhaps he lost some of his forces to an earlier battle, to have obtained a second one. If the former, then this land has enemies with powerful dark magic that he needs to defend himself against. Either that, or he wanted to get them early on because he is the enemy to use that type of magic. But in both possibilities, it means he sacrificed precious research time for other Rooms and Spells and may be vulnerable in that sense. In the latter situation, there's no telling what he could have. He may have already fully constructed his dungeon, or perhaps he focused entirely on Spells before giving priority to the Temple above all other rooms and then lost his forces afterwards. Maybe it's a mixtur-

Giller suddenly silenced all of his thoughts.

This is getting me nowhere... What did that child say?

"His name is Elyon. I haven't been around long enough to see anything beyond two Maidens of the Nest. But they looked to be pretty strong, fighting off our forces like that."

"Pretty strong" ...Early on. He researched the room earlier on. He could not have waited until later, else his Maidens would not have had time to become stronger. He could not be in this realm for too long to have researched it later and still allow his Maidens to grow to that power else he would have gained more control over Animus' domain, having been around for a longer period of time. Now the question is... why? He left these two powerful Maidens against Animus' army. He would not have sent them there to die, that would be a waste. They aren't to hold him off, Animus is launching no invasion. He obviously thought they would be victorious. Arrogance. Arrogance in their ability, a Maiden's power. He must have favored those two and their talents. He probably built the Temple for that very reason, to gain the power of a Maiden. He likely prefers darker and more poisonous spells.

That's it. That's the answer.

Purify.

Giller obtained the answer to the first big question. The next question was much simpler. Was he to make a potion to cast or a potion to give? He had to presume he had the time for only one. He gave the question no thought, having memorized the answer since long before when faced with similar situations. The answer is "to cast"; to create a potion that gave him the ability to cast the spell. The ingredients came rushing into the old but still young Warlock's mind.

Two ingredients were of concern. He needed part of a poisonous Spider's flesh and a magical Spider's silk. It didn't matter what part of the flesh he retrieved, save for a few specifics, as long as he retrieved the right amount. Part of a leg will do. He could easily get that from the prisoner. However, she probably would remain uncooperative about giving him her silk. But Animus had two Spiders. His only concern is gaining his master's permission.

"My lord, Animus. I apologize for disturbing you," Giller started out, "Some of my potions grant me a specific flow of magic needed to cast a certain spell. I wish to create a potion that will allow me to cast the Purify spell, in case you deal with Maidens and the like again. There are two ingredients that I need and am unable to get myself, without your permission. I would like to cut part of the Maiden prisoner's leg off to use as one ingredient. For the other, I would need a Spider's silk. Perhaps you could send one of your Spiders over? Preferably the one who possesses the most magic. I doubt the prisoner will easily cooperate. I will be working over here in the Casino, it's nice and quiet for now."

Giller
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Equipment: Knife, Pouch
Location: Casino
Status: Waiting a Response
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Giller went to the Casino and paced the room, doing a ton of thinking before he figured out what potion to create. He asked Animus to bring him a Spider for their silk and allow him to cut off part of the Maiden prisoner's leg.

MeinCookie
November 15th, 2012, 04:13
ZAMA
HURRICANE BEETLE
Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCcD1Y5frpI)


The firefly did not seem to halt his training as he replied to Zama's earlier comments.

"Oh, hello. I'm Wernslow... I've actually just got here. Nice ambition you have there. I'd prefer to stay above or away from danger."

:I have no such aversion, but this is not surpise. Macho beetles fear no danger.:

Zama the Beetle simply nodded and commenced a charge against one of the training dummies. At the last second he veered, loosing his footing with all six of his legs. The beetle went skidding sideways along the ground, spinning like a top. A soon as he passed his target dummy, however, he miraculously regained his footing and launched a surpise attack from the rear. Ramming his target with enough force to bowl them over - or would have been had this been a real combat setting and his enemy not been a giant, guard or knight.

Zama noticed a warlock, Giller, taking an inventory of the Training Room. He did not let it distract him - continuing his training.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (31/200)
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Happy
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Zama continues to train and notices Giller.

MeinCookie
November 15th, 2012, 04:34
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD

Azazisaz was still in the Library, unlocking the arcane secrets of the Heal spell. He had greeted the first rogue when she entered Animus's repository of knowledge, but did not do the same for the second rogue and her dark elf friend; Nobody needed the distraction right now and Azaz was eager to get such research finished so that he could train or do some workshop work.

--I do need to invest some significant effort in training if I am to retain any usefulness to Keeper Animus.--


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (48/200)
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Azaz is in the the Library researching Heal.

Mothrayas
November 15th, 2012, 06:18
IT IS PAYDAY!

Keeper Decagon
November 15th, 2012, 14:57
Wernslow
The Waste-of-Space

IT IS PAYDAY!

Wernslow heard the mentor's voice, but chose to ignore it.

=>I won't need the gold, it'll just weigh me down. What am I supposed to do with it anyway?<=

He quickly gave another series of blows to the dummy, which just seemed to glare at him despite the fact that most of it was scattered around the room, and inside Wernslow's surprisingly large stomach. Soon there was not much left of the dummy.

=>Wow, that was tiring. Maybe some sleep is in order. But you're coming with me.<=

He grasped the training dummy corpse with all six legs and beat his wings as hard as he could. With a loud crunch, the dummy came loose from the ground. Wernslow, with his new companion, buzzed out of the training room. When he got to his lair, he lay the dummy next to it, and he tucked himself into the cocoon-like pod he built.

=>That's better.....<=






Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Tired
Status: Sleeping
Experience: 9.6/15
Quick Summary: Wernslow ignored payday, finished training, took the training dummy with him to his lair, and fell asleep.

nijuni_kuro
November 15th, 2012, 18:32
Dranton & Xerina

Dranton finally felt the limbs of his opponent go numb and realized that she now stood unconscious in his arms. He finally let go of her and saw the other maiden fall as well. His Master gave his orders to his minions and other creatures began walking back to his domain.

Xerina took the crosbow that the dark elf left for her, but she still wasn't of much help in the end, as she was unable to get a clear line of sight with all the allies grappling the enemies and fighting them in melee combat. As the two maidens fell, Keeper Animus gave his new orders and most of the creatures slowly left the scene. Xerina watched the other side of the river, to check if the enemy will send any reinforcements.

When his Master's imp took away one of the maidens, Dranton started staring at the other one. "I wonder if they're edible?", he thought. After watching the downed enemy for a short while, he said: "Would eating one of these be considered cansis... balsamism?", not realizing he was talking aloud (and mispronouncing the word "cannibalism").

Xerina heard Vermillion's and Dranton's words and felt rather disgusted. She turned to Hayta and said "I thank thee." and returned her crossbow. After this, she tried to pick up the pieces of her old crossbow in hopes of reforging it. After she picked up most of them she left toward the Workshop. On her way there she heard the Mentor announcing the payday, so she made a detour to the Treasury and pocketed 60 gold. After this, she proceeded to the Workshop.

Dranton was left to his "deep" thoughts until he heard the Mentor announcing the payday. Snapping back to reality, he crawled to the Treasury and took 40 gold. He then remembered that his Master asked for some research to be done, so he went to the Library. There he saw several creatures researching the Torture Chamber, so he quickly skimmed over the bookshelf and took the first book he found related to the subject. He crawled to a free table and started reading the book.

Xerina entered the Workshop, where she saw a Skeleton making some arrows. She simply ignored him and walked to a free workbench, where she put the remains of her crossbow. Soon after she started analyzing them she realized why her crossbow shattered. After she took a "swim" in the lava river, she was too obsessed with her disfigurement, so she never thought about checking her weapons. Apparently, the thermal damage weakened both her crossbow and her bolts. That's why they couldn't do any damage since then. She unsheated her dagger and noticed it's blade suffered some thermal damage as well. She sighed and put her dagger on the workbench, then started working on her new crossbow by melting down the remains of her old one.


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--Xerina
Summary: Xerina took Hayta's crossbow, then returned it, picked up the pieces of her old crossbow, took 60 gold from Animus' Treasury, then went to the Workshop where she's making a new crossbow.
Level: 5.0
Health: 90%
Gold: 180 (+60 from Treasury)
Mood: Normal
Keeper Approval: 10 (Cooperative)
Status: Making a New Crossbow
Location: Workshop
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--Dranton
Summary: Dranton took 40 gold from Animus' Treasury, then went to the Library, where he's researching the Torture Chamber.
Level: 5.2
Health: 85%
Gold: 75 (+40 from Treasury)
Mood: Normal
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Status: Researching the Torture Chamber
Location: Library
-------------

MeinCookie
November 18th, 2012, 15:03
Scourge
http://i.imgur.com/KOuCH.png
Cowl of Bones




Scourge was researching when she noticed a warlock checking the Library. She said nothing and returned to her research into the Torture Chamber. When she had been a hero by the name of Grimoire - what had been another life almost - her family had been very, very rich and had had an ongoing blood fued with the not-quite-so-rich neighbouring clan. They had had a Torture Chamber in the basement. Even such idyllic settings there were dark hidden places where Avatar never shined. Her mother had enjoyed watching from the sidelines as her husband conducted the family buisness - much more than any hero should.

Scourge herself remembered the Torture Chamber and remembered accidentally stumbling upon it for the first time; Grimoire had been traumatised. The experience had set her on a new course. The girl eventually developed a secret interest in Necromancy. Grimoire was still a sweet little girl, really, bar her healthy interest in dark forbidden tomes detailing the horrific and unholy summoning of the undead. As the years past, Grimoire became a master on the subject - if only in theory. She lived two lives and two distinct realities.

Then, one day, poor Grimoire decided it was time to experiment with something big and push the boundries of arcane knowledge. She had summoned something, alright - she had summoned Scourge, abyssal demonic presence. Grimoire's secret life became Scourge's only life. Scourge killed Grimoire's escorts and took off to spread death and chaos, eventualy joining the Keepers.

~҉~This room is where it all started for her. A glorious room. I fully approve.~҉~

A dark elf entered the Library followed by a fellow rogue. Both of them were female. Scourge spared them nothing but an appeciative appraisal before redirecting poor litle enthrawled Grimoire's attention to his book; A lascivious smile forming on her lips.

IT IS PAYDAY!

~҉~We shall ignore it, I think, my dear.~҉~




SCOURGE
Level} 1 (47/200)
Gold} 150
Health} 100%
Mood} Focused
Keeper Approval} 5 (Neutral)
Status} In the Library
Summary} Scourge enters the researches the Torture Chamber.

MeinCookie
November 28th, 2012, 16:44
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD

Azazisaz finished off his book on the Heal spell and returned Modern Spellcasting: Heal to its shelf. Since virtually everyone else in the Library was researching the Torture Chamber, the warlock decided that he may as well follow their example and get the room researched.

--Research can be a hassle at times, but at least there are others tasked with it to speed the process.--

IT IS PAYDAY!

Azaz sighed.

--I shall pick that up after the Heal spell is complete.--

The warlock didn't get very far before a beetle entered, raising the number of researchers on the Torture Chamber to five by his reckoning. At least it would be finished soon.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (48/200)
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Azaz is in the the Library. He finished a book on the Heal spell but then switched over to research the Torture Chamber.

MeinCookie
November 28th, 2012, 17:14
ZAMA
HURRICANE BEETLE
Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCcD1Y5frpI)

IT IS PAYDAY!

Zama took his leave at these words, leaving the Training Room and his previous activity behind as he ventured into the adjacent Hatchery for more food. When he returned Wernslow the firefly had just left, buzzing by. The beetle lifted his head imperiously and narrowed his eyes, approaching his training dummy at a trot.

:I will introduce you to maker, yah? You will get along fine.:

The hurricane bettle prepared to engage his wooden foe. This time he powered up his wings and took to the air. The heavy beat of his wings filled the air He attempted to body-slam his opponent several times and then overflew it, clawing at the head with his legs.

Zama pulled back and hovered several meters from his target. He was looking for alternative tactics. The beetle glibly addressed the room's other occupant; The hellhound seemed intently focused on his training.

'Hello, Hellhound. As you have no doubt heard, I am Zama; flying bouncer bug. Have you serviced this... Animus... for long time?'


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (55/200)
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Happy
Status: Training
Quick Summary: Zama continues to train, takes a break to eat and asks Ouroboros & Ragnarok a question.

MeinCookie
November 29th, 2012, 01:28
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble


Vermillion started head back in expectation of...

IT IS PAYDAY!

The unsightly rogue entered the dungeon slinking through every shadow between the entrance and the Treasury.

"Vermsy, he is going to get paid! He will take his money and spend it on sweetrolls and then he will eat those sweetrolls and there will be profit!"

Vermillion collected a hundred gold coins.

->A Rogue might have thought the Keeper would situate his Treasury further from the main entrance of his dungeon, but a rogue thinks many things. <-

Returning his coins to his lair, Vermillion decided he could use some rest. Even madmen needed rest, afterall. Before he did so, however, he stealthily and silently approached the vaguely swaying shape of a firefly lair. He made full use of his new-found Invisibility. He briefly cast his eye towards the sleeping spiders. He waited until he was about an inch from its surface, crouching without a sound, before he screamed with dire urgency at the top of his voice...

"SPIDERS, THEY ARE ATTACKING!"

Vermillion retreated, slipped out of the lair before decloaking when nobody was about and reentering nonchalantly. He found his lair; acting oblivious to his surronds before falling asleep with a smirk upon his somewhat malformed features.


VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 62%
Level: 5 (42/600)
Gold: 319 gold
Mood: Content.
Status: Sleeping.
Keeper Approval: 50 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion collected his gold, attempted a prank on Wernslow and went to sleep.

Keeper Decagon
November 29th, 2012, 08:57
Wernslow
The Waste-of-Space

Wernslow slept peacefully in his lair. He felt a great deal safer with his slaughtered dummy companion next to him, and he was able to fall asleep almost straight away. He suddenly heard a loud scream, just outside his pod:

"SPIDERS, THEY ARE ATTACKING!"

He practically jumped out of his cocoon, and looked around with great fear.

"Spiders!? Where... what? Spiders!!!"

He had spotted the two arachnids in their lairs, not realizing they were sleeping. Without a thought he flew out of the lair as fast as he could, trying his best to find somewhere to hide. He did several laps around the dungeon, trying to avoid creatures and objects alike, and flew into another room. Going as fast as he did, he didn't see, or even hear, the great beating heart. He smacked right into the glowing glass ball, and slid off, unconscious.




Summary

Health: 98%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: :eek:
Status: Unconscious
Experience: 9.6/15
Quick Summary:Wernslow got awakened by the shout, saw the spiders, and flew in fear around the dungeon, and crashed into the dungeon heart.

Mothrayas
December 2nd, 2012, 00:04
<<Seek inside myself...>>

Krua found her presence inside a black box. It was the one thing that would return every time, a narrow, pitch black box. And everytime, she would be stuck inside, and then see the visions of the event. Since the happening of the event, several years have already passed - more than she would be bothered to count. Nevertheless, she would still see it, as if it had only happened yesterday.

"Right, guys, the nest is here. The Lord says the threats live in here. Enter and exterminate. Leave none alive."

Thump. Thump.

"What was that? You stay here, I'll go check."

He went off, disappearing out of sight.

"HULKIE THE GIANT SMASHES LITTLE SPIDERS!"

"GAAH!"

"...Daddy?"

Thump. Thump.

"Oh, no...Skios. Krua. We have to get away from here right away.

"But what's--

"I-I can't say this now. Follow me."

"Hehehehe, you can't escape. Now die..."

Interruption. There was one thing that was different from all those other times...self-awareness. Krua felt a sense of control over her inner situation, starting by willing the vision out of sight. She was again left in the black box.

<<Is this all there is to see??>>

Krua focused. Her mind had the will to see what world there was outside the narrow space that had trapped her. After a brief moment, the blacok box seemed to disappear. What was visible outside the constraints of the box was undescribable. It was like a whole new dimension opened up.

Next thing Krua knew, she was in her lair, having woken up. She looked around her. The surroundings around her appeared much different. Colors were brighter, vision was sharper, and she recognised the presence of many more objects and creatures than she saw before.

Opting to get a snack, Krua entered the hatchery, proceeding to devour a chicken.

Around the same time, payday was called. Skios woke up and went to the Treasury, collecting 138 gold, accounting for both himself and Krua.

Summary: Most metaphysical post ever.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: Treasury
Status: collecting pay
Mood: satisfied
Level: 6
Gold: 138

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: Hatchery
Status: eating
Mood: happy
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Mothrayas
December 2nd, 2012, 19:45
A BEETLE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

'Heello, Keeper. I am Zama; magnificent flying beetle. I escape imprisonment in realm adajacent this one. I seek employment, yes?'

'My carapace is thick, hard and spiky - just like manhood. I carry more than three times bodyweight, even in air, and small beetle I am not. My fantastic mating dance is infamous amongst other beetles. I carry puny insignificant creatures into battle and patrol land. I manufacture and eat many chickens. I look forward to your service.'

"Er, yes. Greetings, Zama. I also look forward to y--

A SKELETON HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.
(OOC: Screw you Rex)

--wait, is that...?

"Hey Animus, how's it going? Hope Larquidos' creatures are serving you well. You're much better than him. I just got back. Had to kill this Knight on the way back, I thought I could melt his armor to make a shield or some arrows or something. I'm starving, I'm going to get a bite before I set out to work."

"Ah. It is you. Good to see you come back again...you have been very useful. Brought me very useful resources, indeed. Er, suit yourself in my dungeon."

Then he was addressed by Giller again. He had barely finished work with his first test, and he already had come up with something else that required his attention.

"My lord, Animus. I apologize for disturbing you. Some of my potions grant me a specific flow of magic needed to cast a certain spell. I wish to create a potion that will allow me to cast the Purify spell, in case you deal with Maidens and the like again. There are two ingredients that I need and am unable to get myself, without your permission. I would like to cut part of the Maiden prisoner's leg off to use as one ingredient. For the other, I would need a Spider's silk. Perhaps you could send one of your Spiders over? Preferably the one who possesses the most magic. I doubt the prisoner will easily cooperate. I will be working over here in the Casino, it's nice and quiet for now."

Animus looked at his spiders, who were still asleep at the time. Animus knew that Skios could be quite impulsive, especially regarding his sister spider. It seemed better for himself not to bother them for the moment. Particularly not for a creature who was rather new still, and he didn't trust him enough yet.

"Giller... You can try asking them yourself. Or, you could figure out in what kinds of ways you could force the Maiden of the Nest to extract her silk. There must be some possible way for that...cooperation or not. I recommend you try that first instead...I doubt spiders like to have others touch their silk."

Soon after addressing Giller, he already heard another message.

IT IS PAYDAY!

Animus looked at his finances. They were not exactly something to be very pleased with, but he should be able to live through the next payday. His Hellhound had done a fine scouting job, locating multiple new gold areas, which would be his next target. He absolutely needed to get as much gold as possible before Elyon did, or otherwise he'd be at a very large disadvantage.

Animus picked up his Imps and tasked them to dig out from his dungeon towards the gold veins southwest of his dungeon.

A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: TORTURE CHAMBER

"Convenient...researchers, Heal is still next on the list. After that, you can start with the Protect spell. It may be needed for future battles still. Alternatively...try your own wisdom. There are many important things to be researched yet."

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u405/Mothrayas/faircoast/faircoast_map18.png

Research progress:
Torture Chamber: Done
Heal: 63%
Combat Pit: 11%

Traps & Doors ready
3 Sentry Traps
2 Lightning Traps
1 Alarm Trap
1 Fear Trap

Gold: 6085 (+3072, -60, -40, -100, -138)

Orders:
- Researchers: Research (in order of priority: Heal, Protect/something else)
- Manufacturers: Manufacture (magic doors/steel doors)
- Other combat units: Train or guard

MeinCookie
December 3rd, 2012, 03:25
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble


Vermillion awoke from his slumber feeling in fair shape. His brilliant silver helmet glittered, reflecting the dungeon light. His helmet always made him feel like a king among rogues and it had been well worth the money he had stolen to buy it.

->Silly, bitey, demon spawn!.<-

Vermillion got to his feet.

->Time to train, says the Rogue, for his work is merely afoot and pheasants are not as good on the digestion as they claim.<-

Vermillion slipped into the shadows, his helmet fading into the background as he slinked towards the Training Room. When his Invisibility spell was castable he cast it - but still he did not stray from the darkened corners.

When the mad rogue entered the room, he headed for the back and only revealed himself when he was at the fartherest point from the other creatures and the door. He then engaged his enemy. He only had one dagger now, unfortunately. He had to improve his fighting style anyway; Self-Improvement for Minions had told him so.


VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 5 (60/600)
Gold: 319 gold
Mood: Happy.
Status: Training.
Keeper Approval: 50 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion awoke and went to train.

MeinCookie
December 3rd, 2012, 04:03
Scourge
http://i.imgur.com/KOuCH.png
Cowl of Bones


A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: TORTURE CHAMBER

Grimoire rose from her dun gloomy corner of the room, returning her book on the Torture Chamber to its proper place. Scourge's work was done here for the moment, though he would no doubt have the rogue return later to research the graveyard.

"Convenient...researchers, Heal is still next on the list. After that, you can start with the Protect spell. It may be needed for future battles still. Alternatively...try your own wisdom. There are many important things to be researched yet."

Scourge exited, noting a beetle that she hadn't noticed entering with mild surpise. The veiled rogue headed for the Training Room, drawing her scimitar from its sheath in expectation. The footfalls of her boots echoed through the corridor as they struck the stone floor. She put no effort into attempting to be stealthy.

~҉~I do hope for a real battle, some time. Northland was simply too disappointing.~҉~

Scourge pushed Grimoire's soulless body to enter the Training Room and engage the room in combat. She noted the presence of the fellow Rogue, the Beetle and the Hellhound before proceeding to ignore them.



SCOURGE
Level} 1 (68/200)
Gold} 150
Health} 100%
Mood} Focused
Keeper Approval} 5 (Neutral)
Status} In the Training Room
Summary} Scourge finishes her research on the Torture Chamber and head to the Training Room.

MeinCookie
December 3rd, 2012, 07:17
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


"Convenient...researchers, Heal is still next on the list. After that, you can start with the Protect spell. It may be needed for future battles still. Alternatively...try your own wisdom. There are many important things to be researched yet."

Azazisaz was glad that the Torture Chamber research was complete and took the time to retrieve his pay after returning his book to its rightful place on the shelf. The Treasury was just across the corridor and upon entering, Azaz the Warlock collected ninety gold pieces for a late payday.

--Excellent.--

Azaz returned to the Library and took Animus's advice, returning to his previous topic of research; the heal spell.



SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 90
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (48/200)
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Azaz finished his Torture research, collected his pay from the Treasury (90 gold coins) and began researching Heal again..

MeinCookie
December 3rd, 2012, 07:18
Spindle entered the Dungeon. Vermillion foresaw it!


Spindle
the Spider
:spider:


An elderly spider emerged from the portal; thin and insubstantial, but possessing great cunning and intellect. Her name was Spindle and she had been here before. She headed into the Dungeon Heart.

'"'Greetings again, Animus-dear. Yes, I return. I must apologise for leaving earlier. Some of your creatures were simply uncouth,'"' Spindle spoke with absolute disdain. If she wasn't so concerned with proper behaviour she might have spat.

--Defiling the sanctity of the Library in such vile manner... intolerable debasement. I hope that Rogue got banned, I surely do. I don't want to see it anywhere near my library again! What was I saying again? Oh yes...--

'"'I am, as ever, a skilled research and ranged spellcaster and I put my skills at your service.'"'


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (66/200)
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Cool.
Status: Talking to Animus.
Quick Summary: Returns...

NerdyTB
December 3rd, 2012, 09:05
Seeing light through the end of the vertical tunnel, Yegzil climbs up through the portal, hoping that he could find rest on the other side.

A NEW SPECIES OF CREATURE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

'First Troll, eh? Guess I'm pretty far away from home.' Yegzil thought.

Coming up to the Dungeon Heart, he says, "Hello, Keeper. My name is Yegzil, but most people call me Yegz as that's all they can pronounce. If you're wanting me to make traps or doors, I'm expecting quite a lot of compensation to do so. I'm usually better at making them then the rest, but honestly, who wants to be swinging a hammer all day? I'd rather sleep on a hammer than swing one. That's why I partially covered mine with padding."

He makes his bed in the lair and heads for the hatchery for food. He stands next to the chicken pen, grabbing chickens as they come out and eating them.

SUMMARY:

Name: Yegzil "Yegz"
Level: 1
XP: 0/25
Gold Held: 0
Location: Hatchery
Health: 100%
Mood: Relaxed
Current Action: Eating
Summary of Post: Arrived in dungeon, introduced himself at the Dungeon Heart, went to Hatchery to eat.

Keeper Decagon
December 4th, 2012, 12:40
Wernslow
The Waste-of-Space

"Oww.... my head...."

Wernslow found himself lying upside down at the base of the Dungeon Heart. Wondering how he actually got there, he scrambled to his feet. He looked around briefly, trying to get his bearings, and threw himself upwards. He was up in the air about 2 seconds before he crashed to the ground.

=>What the...?<=

He suddenly felt a sharp pain from one of his wings. He quickly stretched it out so he could inspect the damage, only to be greeted with another jab of pain. He soon found that the wing was broken.

=>Wha...? How the hell did that happen? Ow... Maybe I have something in my lair that could help...<=

Moving out of the chamber, he tried to walk as fast as he could without upsetting the delicate wing. Taking no notice of any other creatures, he crawled to his lair. He rummaged for a few seconds, but could not find anything helpful.

"Damn it... Ow.... I need some fresh air."

Of course it wasn't as if he could actually get 'fresh air' under ground, but he just needed to get out of the dungeon for a little while.

Gently scuttling out of the lair, he moved down the corridor, past a magic door, and stood in the guard room. He took a quick look at the sentry traps before walking to the edge of the lava. The smell of molten rock reminded him of his youth. When he was still very young, he lived in a large firefly nest in a rather firey land called.... he couldn't remember. The land had a large network of lava-filled catacombs -which he explored with his father- and a great lava lake that was home to several friendly salamanders. A great firefly his father was (and he was also the leader of the nest); he would've been proud of his son if he were still alive. He, and the rest of the colony, were wiped out by a band of hero giants. They claimed the land soon after, building a fortified outpost there. Wernslow, and a couple of his brothers and sisters escaped the rampaging giants by losing them in the catacombs, but when they left the realm, Wernslow and his siblings split up, and he has not seen nor heard from them since.
Wernslow had completely forgotten about his broken wing, as he continued to stare out over the flowing river of lava.




Summary

Health: 98%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Sorrowful
Status: Remembering...
Experience: 9.6/15
Quick Summary: Wernslow woke up with a broken wing, couldn't find anything helpful in his lair, and has moved to the edge of the lava river remembering his past.

Keeper Decagon
December 5th, 2012, 15:43
Karan


The abyssal portal illuminated once more, signalling the arrival of yet another creature. The portal appeared to resonate with a humming sound, and the fog swirled once more; a dim orange light moved out of the gaping hole, and the figure of a firefly could be traced through the thick condensation.

ANOTHER FIREFLY HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON

The firefly, smaller in composition to the previous one, flew swiftly into the dungeon heart chamber. She sensed the intense magic held within the heart, and introduced herself, not verbally, but psychically.

={Greetings, Keeper. I am Karan, and I offer my abilities and skills to you. I have a great knowledge of the workings of magic, and am happy to research anything you want. Also, I do hope you don't harbor any heroes here; I have always hated them, so please keep them away from me if you have some.}=

Finishing her introduction, Karan severed her mental link with Animus and headed for the lair. As she entered, she looked around briefly, and chose a corner spot for her lair. She had spotted the spiders, and was none too weary, and she too saw the other firefly lair. It appeared to have been left in a hurry.

"Another firefly here? This could be interesting..."

Karan took a quick nap in her lair, and headed off to scout the dungeon for the other firefly. She had her hopes up, but she could not be too quick to jump to conclusions. She had been disappointed before, but this time felt different. She reached out with her mind, scanning the dungeon.

={It is not within these walls. I must explore elsewhere.}=

With great anticipation Karan buzzed past the treasury, and down the corridor towards the guard room. The magic door slid open as she approached, and closed with a thud behind her. She looked around, hoping. She suddenly spotted something, near the edge of the lava flow. There it was. She quickly flew to it, landing softly behind. She began,

"H-hello? I'm Karan; what is your name?"

The other firefly didn't respond immediately, it appeared to be deep in thought. Upon realising that she was talking to him, the firefly turned around, but not without effort. It seemed that he had hurt himself somehow, but Karan didn't pay much attention to that. The firefly introduced himself,

"Hmm? Oh, hi. I'm Wernslow, nice to mee... Wait a second... Karan you said your name was?"

"Yes! I have finally found someone! Remember how we escaped those giants 18 years ago? I thought I had lost my whole family!"

Without another thought Karan embraced Wernslow with all of her 6 legs, promising herself never to leave him. Wernslow let out a weak yelp of pain, but he tried to ignore the it. It isn't every day that you find a long-lost relative.




Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: :D
Status: Holding Wernslow
Experience: 0/15
Quick Summary: Karan introduced herself to Animus with her new psychic abilities, built a lair, spotted the other firefly lair, and searched around for the other firefly. She then met Wernslow.

NerdyTB
December 11th, 2012, 03:29
After his 3rd chicken, Yegzil noticed that there was another occupant in the Hatchery, specifically a spider, gobbling some chicken herself.

"Was she here when I got here?" he thought. "Must not have noticed. Anyways, might as well introduce myself."

Waiting until the spider was finished with her yellow delicacy, he walks up with a friendly hand outstretched.

"Hello. My name's Yegzil, but most people call me Yegz. I'm new here, and I thought I'd say hi to you first, besides the Keeper that is. What's your name?" he asks plesantly.

SUMMARY:

Name: Yegzil "Yegz"
Level: 1
XP: 0/25
Gold Held: 0
Location: Hatchery
Health: 100%
Mood: Relaxed
Current Action: Saying hi to Krua
Summary of Post: Seeing Krua, he decides to introduce himself to her.

Mothrayas
December 11th, 2012, 14:05
<<What was I supposed to be doing again? Oh yeah, I--

Suddenly, a Troll approached her, with the very distinct smell that came to go with it. Trolls always had that particular stench, an inglorious mix of body odors with details you don't even want to know. Krua did her best to ignore that part.

"Hello. My name's Yegzil, but most people call me Yegz. I'm new here, and I thought I'd say hi to you first, besides the Keeper that is. What's your name?"

<<Well, he at least does sound like a friendly guy...>>

"Er, hi, my name is Krua. Hi. But I must return to work now...see you later, maybe?"

Krua soon left the Hatchery, and entered the Library. She still felt the room to be the place where she was still needed. As such, she picked up a book on Heal and started researching again.

Summary: Krua responded to Yegzil, then went off to the Library and started researching Heal.

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: Library
Status: researching Heal
Mood: fine
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Mothrayas
December 12th, 2012, 00:01
"Zzzzzzzzz....."

Serena suddenly woke up in her lair.

"Huh? Ah, right...here I am, another new dungeon. Right."

Serena briefly looked around her. The lair appeared relatively empty.

"I suppose I should just go make myself useful here..."

Serena wandered off to the training room and started training.

Serena, the Psychic Salamander
Health: 100%
Location: training room
Status: training
Mood: happy
Level: 1
Gold: 0

MeinCookie
December 12th, 2012, 02:28
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:


Spindle found herself wondering off whilst she waited for the Keeper to acknowledge her presence, eventually finding herself in a room she had never previously visited; the Casino. Whilst gambling was of course a vile habit, it was one she could tolerate if it meant that the roguish rabble weren't plastering the Library floor with the contents of their stomachs or their bladders. As for the consumption of alcohol... in her mind it ought be prohibited all together.

Apparently the knaves didn't even bother to occupy their own room though, it seemed.

--It seems clean enough in here, though I do detect a faint odour of... something.--

The elderly spider now noticed the Casino's other occupant, equally unexpected; There was a Warlock. She was fairly sure that he hadn't noticed her. Spindle's sickly and wasted physique allowed her to keep a low profile; She was thin to the degree of near-intangibility. She made little sound as she moved and it wasn't unheard of that people would fail to see her when she was standing in front of them. That wasn't to say she didn't know how to cast herself in an imposing light when required.

Curiosity invoked, our ancient arachnid ascended the wall with practiced ease. She stopped upside down above Giller, observing for a moment, before clicking her fangs for attention.

'"'Greetings, Warlock. I don't often see creatures of your ilk in a room of such... base undertakings. Oh I'm sure it is none of my buisness, though I would request your indulgence in sating my rampant curosity, dear.'"'

Spindle descended, palps twitching in a the nearest spider equivalent to a kindly smile.

SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (66/200)
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Curious.
Status: Talking to Giller.
Quick Summary: Wanders into the Casino.

MeinCookie
December 12th, 2012, 03:04
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble


The Rogue growled, confronting his target with the abandon and furiosity of a wild animal - or a madman. He had learned much about fighting over the last few dungeons. He had charged into battle alone against a mighty dragon and later trapped it in a combat pit. Admittedly he had been forced too with the mental equivalent of a lightning prod, but the experience had still rubbed off on him. He wasn't as much of a coward in the face of the average hostile dungeon dweller.

It was just a shame that one of the few things he hadn't rid himself of was his innate lack of grace in combat. He also still winged it most of the time - but it worked for him

->Ha, ha... Fear the Verm and his increased combat prowesses.<-



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 5 (76/600)
Gold: 319 gold
Mood: Happy.
Status: Training.
Keeper Approval: 50 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion continued training.

MeinCookie
December 20th, 2012, 08:45
Scourge
http://i.imgur.com/KOuCH.png
Cowl of Bones



Scourge ignored the arrival of the salamander in the Training Room. Training continued, Grimoire's wicked scimitar chipping small chunks from her wooden foe.

~҉~Animus has no shortage of creatures. This certainly bodes well for coming battles, my thrall. It bodes well, indeed.~҉~

The demonic rogue drew one of its cleavers with its spare hand. Grimoire's body fenced with its right hand whilst launching a violent surpise attack to the dummies face with its left, scoring a sizable indent in the metal. Scourge's battle continued unabated...



SCOURGE
Level} 1 (73/200)
Gold} 150
Health} 100%
Mood} Focused
Keeper Approval} 5 (Neutral)
Status} In the Training Room
Summary} Scourge contiunes training.

Keeper Decagon
December 20th, 2012, 14:52
Karan

&
Wernslow

The Waste-of-Space

After a long silence, the pair of fireflies began to walk back to the lair. Wernslow had explained to Karan about his broken wing, and filled her in about the 'strictly no exploring' rule set in place for them. He, too, told her about the number of spiders in this dungeon, and that they should stay away from them at all times to be safe.

"Fair enough. Mind you, I don't really care for spiders. As long as they leave me alone, then all will be fine. Where did you say the library was?"

They had entered the main dungeon, and passed the treasury. Karan noted there was a lot of space in there, and wondered if this keeper was competent enough to actually mine some more gold. She of course kept this to herself, and continued to look round. Wernslow noted that the training room was situated at the other side of the dungeon, along with a workshop and a casino. Impressed by the number of rooms owned by Animus, Karan continued to follow Wernslow into the lair. She spotted an opening in the reinforced wall.

"So this is pretty much Animus' dungeon. Oh, and there is also the prison too. Apparently, they have a maiden of the nest locked up here... Ow... I'm just gonna take a nap."

Whilst Wernslow cautiously tucked himself back into his pod, Karan approached the hole in the wall.

={Have they had a breach here? Is the enemy that foolish that they attack a lair first?}=

She scanned the opening, looking for tell-tale signs of battle. She could find none, and unsure about what lay beyond, she lifted herself into the air and flew out into the unknown. The path lead to the left, and then to the right. She half-expected a bunch of enemy imps to be claiming the land there. She dismissed all previous thoughts, however, when she saw Animus' imps, happily digging away at a large seam of gold.

={Hmm... Of course... Now, where did he say the library was?}=

Karan quickly returned to the dungeon, and searched for the library entrance. When she found it (she realised that they passed it on their way to the lair), the firefly buzzed inside. She spotted one of the spiders amidst the books, and recalled Wernslow's warnings about them. Just to be safe, Karan grabbed a book on the 'heal' spell, and landed on top of a book case, where she began to read.

={Perhaps when this spell is complete, I can research something... better.}=




Karan Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Cautious
Status: Researching Heal
Experience: 0/15
Quick Summary:Karan returned to the lair, investigated the "breach", headed to the library and started researching Heal.

Wernslow Summary

Health: 98%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Ow...
Status: Sleeping
Experience: 9.6/15
Quick Summary:Wernslow walked back to the lair, explained the layout of the dungeon to Karan, and fell asleep.

Searingflame2
December 20th, 2012, 14:53
An eerie pinkish glow came from the portal as a tall pink figure climbed its way out of the irregularly shaped pit. The figure stood up, revealing to any who happened to be watching at the time that it was over seven foot tall. The orc, branded at birth with the name Barthus, wore naught but a loincloth and a small pouch at his waist, and carried a large and cracked stone sledge, effectively wieldable only with two hands.

Barthus wasted no time, immediately setting off towards the sound of the realm's dungeon heart, which he was pleased to note was directly in front of him. The competent ones always have the most coin, he thought, smiling to himself.

When he stood right on the precipice of the red beating flesh, he spoke to his new keeper. He kept his jaw clenched all the while, clipping some sounds and exacerbating others, a habit he'd adopted to make lying easier. Microexpressions and unwanted tone oscillations had betrayed his disloyal intent to ex-allies in the past, a mistake he intended not to make again.

"Greetin's Animus. I am Barthus. I'm here for one reason, and one reason only. Gold. Provide that to me, and we'll get along." He paused for a moment to ready his hands for gesticulation, a small gesture of waving his hand from side to side. "I don't do payday. You want a job done, you pay me, half before, half after. Someone else gives me a better offer, I'm taking it, unless you care to better the raise." His voice was monotonous and gruff, but it got the point across - particularly when the orc accompanied his speech with wild pointing.

Barthus didn't wait for a reply - keepers were busy entities, but they didn't miss anything. He'd get a response when the keeper was ready, that he knew.

The orc then exited the heart chamber, taking a left as he did so. Following the corridor, he noted a library and a treasury. He headed in the treasury to note its reserves. There were a few good piles of loot. Continuing on, he saw a casino, before taking another left, passing a workshop and then arriving at a junction with a hatchery on one side and a training room on the other. He entered the latter room and, with complete disregard to its inhabitants, began swinging his sledge at dummies. It felt heavier than it ought to have in his hands. I'm out of practice. Weak. I'll fix that.


Barthus Summary
Health: 100%
Level: 1.0
Inventory: 1 cracked 2h sledge, 4 hastar weed samples.
Location: Animus' training room, near entrance
Status: Training
Summary: Barthus entered the dungeon, addressed Animus, looked around a bit before entering the training room to train.

MeinCookie
December 22nd, 2012, 11:04
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


Azazisaz tired of his research into the Heal spell. He had done more than enough reading for the moment.

--I'm sure we aren't far now. I did do quite a lot of work on it prior to switching over to the Torture Chamber. The remaining creatures can finish off the spell.--

Azaz headed to the Workshop and set to work on a Fireburst Trap. He acknowledged the presence of Ribbs and Xerina with a vague non-commital wave of his hand.



SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 90
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (48/200)
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Manufacturing.
Quick Summary: Azaz finished his Heal research and heads to the Workshop to begin construction of a Fireburst trap.

NerdyTB
December 23rd, 2012, 12:02
"Er, hi, my name is Krua. Hi. But I must return to work now...see you later, maybe?"

"Ok. See ya around." Noticing that he was alone in the Hatchery now, Yegzil eats 2 more chickens before heading to the Lair.

When he entered, he noticed a firefly with a slightly damaged wing sleeping. "Looks like he's had a rough day. Well, I guess I'll wait until the Keeper of this realm has something for me to do. Creating a bed, he lies on it, waiting for a response.

SUMMARY:

Name: Yegzil "Yegz"
Level: 1
XP: 0/25
Gold Held: 0
Location: Lair
Health: 100%
Mood: Calm
Current Action: Lounging
Summary of Post: Ate a little more, saw Wernslow sleeping in the Lair, made a bed and is waiting for a response from Keeper Animus.

Mothrayas
December 23rd, 2012, 22:19
A NEW SPELL HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: HEAL

"Finally...I can start getting to work with that Maiden. I'm going to need for her to be in the slightest bit of shape if I'll want to get anything useful from her."

Animus would need a Torture Chamber first. And for a Torture Chamber, he'd need gold. And gold was something that he did not have plenty of. In fact, while his Imps were digging hard at the gold sources that Animus could find, it still didn't look like it would be enough to maintain himself for long, if he got that Torture Chamber out.

"I'll need to bring out the Create Gold spell again, it seems."

He brought out his Create Gold magic again, and cast it three times onto his treasury. 737 gold, 968 gold, 717 gold. Not a bad haul, considering the restraints of the spell. His Imps had just dug out enough gold for him to have enough to build a large enough Torture Chamber. It wouldn't be complete, but functional enough for his needs for the moment.

Animus placed his Torture Chamber, 3x3, right next to the Prison. Animus then cast Heal on the Maiden in the prison. It wasn't a full heal, but enough to get Shiyzhi into a fair condition. Animus then picked up Shiyzhi, and dropped her in the center of his new Torture Chamber, a torturer strapping her on a table and pulling out the big knives.

"Now, you, maiden... I know you are affiliated with Keeper Elyon. You have knowledge of his presence, and of his dungeon. I want to know everything you could tell me. I'll give you the option of doing this the easy way, and speaking up fast, or we can do this the hard way; you will feel a lot of pain until I've heard everything I want to hear from you. You decide."

The maiden remained quiet. She wouldn't give in to Animus just like that.

"I see. The hard way it is then. I'll come back to you later; until then, have a good think while my torturer does his work with you."

Animus turned his attention towards the rest of his dungeon. More creatures were calling out to their master again.

'"'Greetings again, Animus-dear. Yes, I return. I must apologise for leaving earlier. Some of your creatures were simply uncouth... I am, as ever, a skilled research and ranged spellcaster and I put my skills at your service.'"'

"Ah...you. The uncouth creature you're talking about has been removed from my dungeon. Units so disorderly and disgraceful are not tolerated in my dungeon. Rest assured, anything like that one incident will not happen again. Now, I could still very well use your research quality in the Library. We are far from done with research yet."

A NEW SPECIES OF CREATURE HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON: TROLL

"Hello, Keeper. My name is Yegzil, but most people call me Yegz as that's all they can pronounce. If you're wanting me to make traps or doors, I'm expecting quite a lot of compensation to do so. I'm usually better at making them then the rest, but honestly, who wants to be swinging a hammer all day? I'd rather sleep on a hammer than swing one. That's why I partially covered mine with padding."

"Yegzil...you can take your compensation depending on your work quality. Naturally, better work will equal better compensation. But make no mistake...you will still have to work for your gold. This is not a time nor a location to expect to slack off yet have your pay roll in. That said...I could well use your service in the Workshop. In particular, I am in need of steel doors. Get to work, if you want to see your gold."

After addressing the troll, another creature appeared forward. Like not too long ago, it was another one who decided to pass over their message mentally. It must be like a new trend.

={Greetings, Keeper. I am Karan, and I offer my abilities and skills to you. I have a great knowledge of the workings of magic, and am happy to research anything you want. Also, I do hope you don't harbor any heroes here; I have always hated them, so please keep them away from me if you have some.}=

<<Huh...first a telepathic Salamander, and now a telepathic Firefly? What's next, a telepathic rock entering my dungeon?>>

"Greetings, Karan. I do not harbor any significant hero presence, but please try not to mind too much if you see any of them around. They shouldn't be of any harm to you. However, watch out outside my dungeon's territory. I suspect Hero presence nearby, and there's also another Keeper who would gladly threaten you as well. Take care. And considering your knowledge of magic, you can help out in the Library if you so please. Research is always valuable."

After some time, yet another creature appeared from the portal and came towards his presence.

"Greetin's Animus. I am Barthus. I'm here for one reason, and one reason only. Gold. Provide that to me, and we'll get along. I don't do payday. You want a job done, you pay me, half before, half after. Someone else gives me a better offer, I'm taking it, unless you care to better the raise."

<<Sigh...what's with those creatures and their special payment needs? What happened to the times where creatures would just take theirs on payday the traditional way? Worse yet, what's with those creatures expecting large payload for their work coming here? Shouldn't they know that this is not a gold-rich realm? I can't afford all their expectations that they get their money shipped in by the boatloads.>>

The thought itself unsettled Animus. He did not like this new trend.

"Barthus. I can promise you you'll get your gold...but only if you'll prove your value on the job. If you do your work satisfactory, then I can give you a better offer than anyone else would be able to in this land. If you disappoint, however, I will make no guarantees on your payment. Choose wisely what you'll do."

With the time passed by spending time with his new recruits, Animus looked back to the Torture Chamber, where Shiyzhi was still taking punishment from the torturer.

"So...are you ready to speak up yet?"

The Maiden remained quiet. She was not planning to surrender to Animus easily.

"Very well, then...we'll just wait and see until you regret your decision. I can wait. Can you?"

Shiyzhi still refused to say anything.

"Thought so."

Animus overviewed his dungeon. He then first focused upon the occupants of the Library, who had finished their work on the Heal Spell.

"Researchers...as has been stated before, the next spell on the list is the Protect Spell. However, I'll also allow you to listen to your own wisdom. I'd gladly see what you yourself believe to be most productive to the dungeon. Either way, continue doing your work. Progress is being made quite nicely."

Animus looked at the creatures working in the Workshop. The creatures inside were mostly minding their own business; for instance, Xerina rebuilding her crossbow, and Ribs creating his arrows. Animus didn't bother disturbing any of them with their work. Either way, if someone came in, the priority list would still be the same; Steel Doors and/or Magic Doors were what Animus needed, and he still does. Hopefully, some of his new recruits would be able to get some of his priority Workshop tasks done.

The other important thing that had Animus' attention is the newly dug hole by his Imps, who were tasked to remove the gold. Animus knew that it was a bit of a risk, opening himself up closer towards a location that could house a major threat for him... as well as another potential route towards the other side of the river. Animus knew Elyon was lurking there. It seemed like it could get very messy in that area at any possible time, depending on either of his opposites closing in towards it.



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Summary: Animus created gold and built a Torture Chamber (3x3), then healed Shiyzhi and dropped her in the torture chamber. Also, addressing newly entered creatures and oversaw stuff going on in his dungeon.

Research progress:
Heal: Done
Combat Pit: 11%

Traps & Doors ready
3 Sentry Traps
2 Lightning Traps
1 Alarm Trap
1 Fear Trap

Gold: 1263 (+4096, +737, +968, +717, -90, -11250)

Orders:
- Researchers: Research (in order of priority: Protect/do something else)
- Manufacturers: Manufacture (magic doors/steel doors)
- Other combat units: Train or guard

NerdyTB
December 23rd, 2012, 23:30
"Yegzil...you can take your compensation depending on your work quality. Naturally, better work will equal better compensation. But make no mistake...you will still have to work for your gold. This is not a time nor a location to expect to slack off yet have your pay roll in. That said...I could well use your service in the Workshop. In particular, I am in need of steel doors. Get to work, if you want to see your gold."

"Hm. Thought I was gonna have to wait a little longer. No matter." Yegzil gets up and heads to the Workshop, picking up a chicken along the way and eating it whole. Once there, he noticed that the Workshop was rather empty save a Warlock of all creatures working on a Fireburst Trap.

"Well now, it's not every day you see a Warlock manufacturing a trap. Well, to each their own." That thought brought him to yet another. "Maybe I could try researching. Less work than swinging a hammer." After a little more thinking, he reconsidered. "Nah, I'd probably end up falling asleep in the book, which probably isn't the best idea."

Before he got to work, he introduced himself to the Warlock. "Hi there. I'm Yegzil, but everyone just calls me Yegz. It's a pleasant surprise finding a Warlock at the forge. Guess I was wrong for thinking all of you were bookworms, heh."

Then he started working on his first Steel Door, creating a time table in his head. "Let's see. I can usually create a high quality Steel Door in 30 minutes. If I make 3, not only would I be done by nap time, I'll also have enough to do a little gambling once I get my payday."

SUMMARY:

Name: Yegzil "Yegz"
Level: 1
XP: 0/25
Gold Held: 0
Location: Workshop
Health: 100%
Mood: Focused
Current Action: Working
Summary of Post: Went to the Workshop, introduced himself to Azazisaz, and started working on one of three Steel Doors.
Finished Traps/Doors: None
Trap/Door in Progress: Steel Door (1%)
Traps/Doors in Queue: 2 Steel Doors

Searingflame2
December 24th, 2012, 02:21
Barthus swung his sledge at the nearest dummy, aiming for its head in a right-to-left arc. Unpracticed as he was, the effort behind to swing dragged him on the follow through, causing him to slide a few inches forward as the dummy's wooden and straw torso crumpled under the force of the impact. No good. That could get me stabbed in a fight, and me aim was well off.

The orc was drawing his hammer back for another swing when the keeper addressed him.

"Barthus. I can promise you you'll get your gold...but only if you'll prove your value on the job. If you do your work satisfactory, then I can give you a better offer than anyone else would be able to in this land. If you disappoint, however, I will make no guarantees on your payment. Choose wisely what you'll do."

Barthus chewed his tongue for a moment. Sounds like this one knows how to win a sellsword over true enough. Or sellhammer, heh.

"Righto, Animus. First fight - wheneva that may be, is, err, pro bono - just so y'know you're makin' a good investment" , he spoke, maintaining his characteristic monotonous drawl throughout.

Response finished, the orc drove his sledge into the dummy again, this time with a brutal overhead attack, both arms contributing to the swing. The dummy's head caved all the way into its torso, and didn't show signs of popping back up again. Heh, that'd leave a mark on anything.

At no point did Barthus acknowledge any of the other creatures in the room. After all, the man spoken to is a man that may be befriended, and the man befriended is a liability in times of combat or duress.


Barthus Summary
Health: 100%
Level: 1.3
Inventory: 1 cracked 2h sledge, 4 hastar weed samples.
Location: Animus' training room, near entrance
Status: Training
Summary: Barthus responded to Animus, and continued to train.

MeinCookie
December 24th, 2012, 02:45
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


"Hi there. I'm Yegzil, but everyone just calls me Yegz. It's a pleasant surprise finding a Warlock at the forge. Guess I was wrong for thinking all of you were bookworms, heh."

Azaz raised his bulging protective googles up onto his forehead to get a proper view at the speaker. He wiped away the sooty sweat which had collected on his face and gave his colleague a grin.

'Then I greet you, Yegz. My name is Azazisaz, but I to am comfortable with it shortened; you can call me Azaz.'

The warlock lowered his googles and returned to his fabrication, but continued to speak.

'I find manufacturing to be a truly sublime joy, but my greatest passion is for enchantment. I am almost exclusively a magical artificer if I can help it. Cross-disciplinary warlocks such as myself are few and far between, I'm afraid.'

He carefully hammered the cauldron of his Fireburst trap into shape, kepping the metal hot with infrequent bursts of fire from his hands.

"Researchers...as has been stated before, the next spell on the list is the Protect Spell. However, I'll also allow you to listen to your own wisdom. I'd gladly see what you yourself believe to be most productive to the dungeon. Either way, continue doing your work. Progress is being made quite nicely."

--It sounds like that spider finished the Heal research on her own. Hopefully Animus won't be in dire need of any research for a while.--

Azazisaz breathed in the hot dry air of the workshop - he found it sublime indeed.


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 90
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (48/200)
Keeper Approval: 25 (Neutral)
Mood: Intent.
Status: Manufacturing Fireburst trap (25%).
Quick Summary: Azazisaz responded to Yegzil and continued his work.

MeinCookie
December 24th, 2012, 12:34
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble


The rogue stopped training and looked around. He was like an animal registering impending doom with a sense that less crazy and more rational folks simply lacked; or not, because with Vermillion it was always hard to tell. Either way, something had riled the rogue. He began to pace, but that evidently did not calm his He made to leave, but before doing so he cocked his head and closed on Barthus, invading his personal space with the odour of rat flesh.

"Who said the birds wouldn't squawk vehemently even as they withered; even as they turned to bone and tar bubbled forth from the pit of flattery? Vermillion thinks you look good in pink because when the honeyed trap closes the gateway will open and all who follow the tentacle will be spared. When the inevitable comes, remember their heritage or embrace their end; the third way is painful beyond Beetle procreation and the fourth way involves Vermsy hurting his foot."



VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 5 (89/600)
Gold: 319 gold
Mood: CRRrrrrAAaaZY.
Status: Accosting.
Keeper Approval: 50 (Neutral)
Summary: Vermillion trained and then accosted Barthus.

Metal Gear Rex
December 24th, 2012, 17:10
GILLER
http://i.imgur.com/iW9jA.gif



"Giller... You can try asking them yourself. Or, you could figure out in what kinds of ways you could force the Maiden of the Nest to extract her silk. There must be some possible way for that...cooperation or not. I recommend you try that first instead...I doubt spiders like to have others touch their silk."

Giller performed a bow, "As you wish, my lord." Not long after his response did Giller hear the Payday announcement. He ignored it, for knowledge and discovery were rewards enough for his work. He remained in the quiet Casino, trying to recall any books he may have read about Spiders to figure out how to retrieve silk from the Maiden. While he had manufactured the potion countless times, he never once had to obtain the silk by force. If he did, he couldn't remember it.

"Greetings, Warlock. I don't often see creatures of your ilk in a room of such... base undertakings. Oh I'm sure it is none of my buisness, though I would request your indulgence in sating my rampant curosity, dear."

Giller looked towards the speaker, notably having to look up. It was a Spider who, judging by her voice, appeared very elderly. He had no desire, no need, to satisfy this Creature's curiosity. "I am on business for Lord Animus. I ha-" Giller spoke in a firm voice, but then suddenly paused. His voice lightened up, but it was such a subtle difference that only the most observant could have noticed it, "...Hold. I may have a use for you after all. I require the silk of a magical Spider for a potion, and I plan to retrieve said ingredient from the Maiden prisoner. Tell me, what method is necessary to retrieve what I seek should she not give it willingly?"

Giller
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Equipment: Knife, Pouch
Location: Casino
Status: Awaiting a Response
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Giller replied to Animus then asked Spindle a question.

Searingflame2
December 25th, 2012, 02:19
Barthus' face wrinkled in contempt as the rogue Vermillion approached him, his bulbous nose collecting folds of pink flesh around it. His expression quickly abated, however, when he noticed that the rogue brought the delighful scent of rat with him.
Smells 'o home. No, not home. Ain't no place for you there anymore.

The rogue proceeded to speak, or more appropriately ramble. "Who said the birds wouldn't squawk vehemently even as they withered; even as they turned to bone and tar bubbled forth from the pit of flattery? Vermillion thinks you look good in pink because when the honeyed trap closes the gateway will open and all who follow the tentacle will be spared. When the inevitable comes, remember their heritage or embrace their end; the third way is painful beyond Beetle procreation and the fourth way involves Vermsy hurting his foot."

Well shit, this one will be easy not to befriend.

"What the hell is the matter with you, err, Vermsy is it? Got some kind 'o mental thing? Do me a favour, eh? Unless you wanna give me gold for tolerating your idiocy, buzz off." As ever, the orc spat the words out of the side of his mouth, however he allowed anger to colour the tones of his voice.

All the while, Barthus continued swinging his sledge at his chosen dummy, parrying its magically induced counter-attacks and dealing damage. He made no effort to avoid hitting the rogue. It was his responsibility to dodge the blows, invading the orc's personal space as he was.

Barthus Summary
Health: 100%
Level: 1.55
Inventory: 1 cracked 2h sledge, 4 hastar weed samples.
Location: Animus' training room, near entrance
Status: Training, Talking
Summary: Barthus continued to train, speaking to "Vermsy" as he did so.

MeinCookie
December 25th, 2012, 02:28
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:

"I am on business for Lord Animus. I ha-" the Warlock paused, "...Hold. I may have a use for you after all. I require the silk of a magical Spider for a potion, and I plan to retrieve said ingredient from the Maiden prisoner. Tell me, what method is necessary to retrieve what I seek should she not give it willingly?"

Spindle smiled in tolerant amusement, but quickly rattled off all she knew on the subject.

'"'I'm not a silkspinner myself, dear, but I did read a volume on the subject several centuries ago. Tench's Discourse on the Extraction of Spider Silk. Eshanite fluid injected directly into the ventral silk gland reduces silk to a sickly paste which should flow right out. The silk can be recovered and restored to its orginal state, but this requires formidable prowess. It also has a tendency to kill the subject and harvesting mushrooms is ever so dull. Far from ideal. There are some herbal and magical means to weaken willpower and control of bodily functions, they should work but all require long preperation. Poison can sometimes surfice, but poisons often prove corosive to the delicate fabrics. There are exeptions of course. Lastly... I recall there is a method which alluded Tench; Finding and stimulating the correct nerve cluster with a small electric current.'"'

The elderly spider frowned thoughtfully, fangs clicking as she added up variables in her head.

--Can I trust this creature, so short and sharp in speech and mannerism? We shall see.--

'"'Though if you ask nicely, dear, I could ask some of Animus's other spiders to provide some willingly for you. I'm sure they would be much more willing to acquiesce to the request of one of their own arachnid kin than to an unfamiliar warlock.'"'



SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (66/200)
Keeper Approval: 10 (Neutral)
Mood: Curious.
Status: Talking to Giller.
Quick Summary: Talks to Giller.

Metal Gear Rex
December 25th, 2012, 15:14
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The Shadow of the Night, Niea



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:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))





IT IS PAYDAY!

Zukia looked up, then shut her book. She turned back towards Niea, "Well I'm not going to wait until this spell is finished. I guess you'll take over while I'm gone?" Niea had a worried expression on her face. Zukia simply laughed, "What's wrong with you? I'm coming right back." Another thought occured to Zukia. "And besides, it's literally the next room over. Not far..." she added. Niea's face flushed red with embarrassment; Zukia could only assume why. "I'll be only a moment," Zukia told her with a teasing smile as she began to leave the Library.

Zukia left the Library, then headed down to the Treasury to collect her Payday. Animus didn't have a lot of Gold but she didn't need much to begin with. She reviewed in her mind what she had done in Animus' dungeon. She helped research both the Create Gold Spell and the Torture Chamber, then she brought Niea where they crafted an Alarm and Fear Trap, which would be of aid in repelling any enemy scouts. She also aided a bit in the battle but there wasn't much to that. She supposed that she deserved a small amount of pay...

15000 ought to be enough.

Zukia smirked to herself.

After dividing it by 25, subtracting it by 440, and adding negative 95 to it... of course.

Zukia collected 65 Gold before she heard another announcement.

A NEW ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED: TORTURE CHAMBER

Now what are the odds of that happening over the brief time I'm gone?

Zukia returned to the Library, rejoining Niea. "Well since we didn't do much for the Torture Chamber, we might as well stick around and research whatever's coming next." Niea nodded her agreement, seeming to have forgotten all about the Skeleton incident that occurred earlier. Animus announced that the Heal Spell was the next object of research. Zukia smiled, for as far as she knew, they lacked a good Healer. At least, during the small period of time that she was in the last fight, she saw no one casting protective spells over her allies. Heal would definitely be an invaluable spell. "Alright then. Go put these back and I'll fetch us some more books," Zukia told Niea plainly.

* * * * * * *

Zukia didn't know how long it had taken, but the Heal Spell was eventually complete. She closed her book then took Niea's and spoke as she began putting them away, "So what do you want to do now?" After slipping the books back in their proper place, Zukia turned back towards Niea and caught her yawning. She smiled, "Tired? Well perhaps you should go to sleep, and I'll go perform some things on my own. Can't do much when you're deprived of sleep, now, can you?" Niea seemed reluctant, but then nodded her agreement after Zukia's last sentence. She left the Library as Zukia listened in for further work.

"Researchers...as has been stated before, the next spell on the list is the Protect Spell. However, I'll also allow you to listen to your own wisdom. I'd gladly see what you yourself believe to be most productive to the dungeon. Either way, continue doing your work. Progress is being made quite nicely."

Zukia wanted to do something special, to perform a unique task that no one else was attempting. Something that Animus needed. If they were being allowed freedom over research, then clearly a new Spell or Room is not of priority. Zukia left the Library and made her way to the Workshop, desiring to see how much progress was being made. Upon reaching the Workshop, the first thing she noticed was the Skeleton that was daring enough to lay his hands upon her breasts. Had she cared to spend the time and should Animus not care for his fate, she would commend him for being so brave right before stabbing him in his only eye, for touching both her and Niea.

Zukia checked the Workshop's occupants and the state of progress. There was the Skeleton from before, but also a Dark Elf, a Warlock, and a Troll. Zukia wasn't too surprised to see a Warlock, though she did acknowledge its unusualness. She had seen a variety of creatures and things in general. She was not easily surprised or shaken by such rarities. The Dark Elf focused on her own crossbow while the Skeleton was building a Sentry Trap, the Warlock a Fireburst Trap, and the Troll a Steel Door. Already, there were three Sentries completed in addition to two Lightning Traps and the Traps she and Niea built earlier. There was a Steel Door also ready, and judging by the amount of material the Troll had gathered, she presumed he was going to make more than one.

It seems as if things are going smoothly here as well.

There was one thing that could indefinitely aid Animus, especially if he had as much foresight as Zukia thought, or rather, hoped. Zukia quickly made her way towards the Heart Chamber. Once she arrived, she knelt before Animus' Dungeon Heart, "Keeper Animus. Since progress appears to be smooth for both the Workshop and Library, I would like to offer my services in another way. With your permission, I would like to scout enemy territory and bring back valuable information for your use. Do not worry, for I've never been captured before when performing such work. I'm still alive here today as proof."

Niea, meanwhile, was snoozing away in her Lair.



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 100% [ +1% for Sleep]
Level: 4
Experience: 8/45
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 700
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: Lair, in her Lair
Status: Sleeping
Efficiency: 100%

:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 6/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Dagger, 7 Throwing Knives, Ridiculous Rogue Helmet
Location: Heart Chamber, Kneeling Before Animus' Dungeon Heart
Status: Awaiting Response
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Zukia collected 65 Gold as Payday, then Niea went to sleep after Heal was researched. Zukia offered to scout enemy territory.

Metal Gear Rex
December 25th, 2012, 15:48
GILLER
http://i.imgur.com/iW9jA.gif



Spindle made some sort of strange expression with her mouth before giving Giller a lecture, "I'm not a silkspinner myself, dear, but I did read a volume on the subject several centuries ago. Tench's Discourse on the Extraction of Spider Silk. Eshanite fluid injected directly into the ventral silk gland reduces silk to a sickly paste which should flow right out. The silk can be recovered and restored to its orginal state, but this requires formidable prowess. It also has a tendency to kill the subject and harvesting mushrooms is ever so dull. Far from ideal. There are some herbal and magical means to weaken willpower and control of bodily functions, they should work but all require long preperation. Poison can sometimes surfice, but poisons often prove corosive to the delicate fabrics. There are exeptions of course. Lastly... I recall there is a method which alluded Tench; Finding and stimulating the correct nerve cluster with a small electric current."

"Interesting..." Giller commented in a neutral tone. He wasn't sure if it was simply the information he was obtaining that was of most interest to him, or if it was learning that the Spider he was speaking to was centuries old. He did not meet such ancient Creatures often, and he was always interested to learn what knowledge and wisdom they had gained over the years. This was perhaps one of the few types of Creatures that Giller both respected and welcomed the presence of.

"Though if you ask nicely, dear, I could ask some of Animus's other spiders to provide some willingly for you. I'm sure they would be much more willing to acquiesce to the request of one of their own arachnid kin than to an unfamiliar warlock." Spindle finished. Giller cleared his throat, "I hope it is unnecessary for me to make such a request, as it is only within the best interest of our lord that I work. I am no fighter; Alchemy is my talent. I conjure potions with a variety of effects, and this one in particular is meant to repel the dark, poisonous side of the art of magic."

Giller crossed his arms and took a moment to think, "I made a similar request to Lord Animus, though he has asked that I first attempt to gain from the Maiden prisoner, as to not disturb his Spiders. I would prefer not to disobey his will by asking this of you. But should I fail in retrieving the Maiden's silk, then I will come back and make request, if you do not mind and the offer still stands. Perhaps to show my appreciation, I can conjure a potion for your usage that will accelerate your healing rate fivefold, at least."

Giller
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Equipment: Knife, Pouch
Location: Casino
Status: Awaiting a Response
Efficiency: 100%

Summery: Giller spoke to Spindle.

Metal Gear Rex
December 25th, 2012, 15:48
Ribs
"The Dragon Slayer"
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DragonSlayer-2.png





Ribs had been working hard in the Workshop. He wiped the fresh sweat from his forehead, proud after a long day's work. He had manufactured a total of ten arrows before he decided it was enough, for now. But that wasn't what caused him to sweat so. After he finished his arrows, he had decided to manufacture something else. He wasn't sure what to build, but managed to find a note attached to the Workshop wall that detailed the Keeper's demands, presumably left by an Imp. Or maybe the note was magical and changed whenever the Keeper willed it. Ribs had no clue on the matter, but he didn't care to find one or even to ponder about the matter. He had simply set out to work and, throughout all the time he had been manufacturing, built a Steel Door.

Woo... getting kind of tired. I guess I might make something else real quick...

Ribs spent a bit more time in the Workshop, though not nearly as much as he spent working on the Steel Door, and finished a Sentry Trap. He let out a yawn after packing it up before he addressed Animus, "Hey Animus, man. I just got one of those Steel Doors you needed, since nobody else was makin them." Ribs then noticed a Troll who, in fact, was making a Steel Door.

Well... he wasn't here when I last looked up.

"Er, uh, at least at the time I was building..." Ribs looked around nervously for a moment, hoping he would still get extra credit for being the first to finish a Steel Door, "Anyways, I decided to throw in an extra Sentry too. I'm goin on break now, gotta collect my well-earned pay, too."

Ribs then noticed one of the other Workshop occupants. He froze, needing a moment to simply take in her absolutely stunning figure. The way the bandages wrapped around her skin was simply astounding, only adding to her undeniable beauty. So many curves! The red flesh beneath it was so sexy and attractive that even Ribs could figure out why she covered herself in bandages. She was such a tease! To only hint at what loveliness could be beneath all those bandages left much to Ribs' imagination. And his imagination was going wild. He was so glad he lacked the flesh of the living, for he would simply die of embarrassment if her eyes caught sight of the massive erection he would be having.

He decided to try and approach her, "Uh, hey... I'm Ribs... Nice crossbow, I'm an Archer too! And uh... I killed a Dragon. Yup." Ribs was quickly becoming nervous. He could feel his heart pounding against his ribs. Even so, he tried to maintain his cool, "I shot an arrow that went straight to his brain. Earned me the title "Dragon Slayer" it did... But that was back when I was in Crystalbarrow... working for a different Keeper. I didn't like him, he didn't appreciate my talents... uh... So how are you doing? Fine? Oh that's great... I uh..." Ribs had given her no chance to speak, and was practically drenched from his own nervous sweat.

Oh crap, I'm screwing this up... she hates me, doesn't she? I know she's going to hate me! I need to get the hell out of here!

"Um... I gotta go... to... to research! Yes!" Ribs ran straight out of the Workshop, forgetting to grab his 10 arrows. He made his way to the Library, then jumped inside and leaned against the wall, gasping for breath. Once he felt better, he quickly picked out a book from a nearby shelf and opened it up halfway, pretending to be researching. The book was titled "Channeling the Imp within You: For Novice Keepers".

Not much later, he encountered Krua in the Library. He nearly jumped out of his bones. He was just having sexual thoughts about another woman, then his old one pops up right before him. Clearly, this was a sign! He was not meant to see another, it was his destiny to stay true to his first love! ...Or what would technically be his seventh. He recalled meeting several very attractive woman back when he was a simple Human Archer. One of them, a Priestess, seemed to have a thing for him. But then he found out the next day that she was so drunk that she thought he was her husband. Nevertheless, Krua was his first love as a Skeleton. He had to stay true to that.

"Oh, hey... Krua! Good to see you again... Yes it is! I swear our love will remain true, no matter the circumstances!" Ribs quickly said without thinking. In other words, he spoke normally. He realized he would need to strengthen the meaning of the words with a compliment. Women loved compliments, Ribs knew. He said the first thing that came to mind, "Also, I think you have a great butt. You should be a Spider model or something. I bet all the other Spiders are jealous!"

Ribs momentarily recalled the way Niea and Zukia's rears swayed back and forth. He thought theirs were great as well, but told himself that Krua was much better. He had to stay true to his love, after all.

Ribs "The Dragon Slayer"
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 7/15 [-1 for Terrible Social Skills]
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Magic Bow, Mystic Quiver (6 Dragon Slayers, 2 Eight-Leg Stoppers, 2 Ear Pullers)
Location: Library, Near Krua
Status: Talking to Krua and Researching the Create Imp Spell
Efficiency: -32%

Summery: Ribs built 10 Arrows, a Steel Door, and a Sentry Trap then informed Animus. He addressed Xerina, got nervous, and ran to the Library to research, where he encountered, spoke to, and hit on Krua. Also, he forgot his Payday and left his 10 Arrows in the Workshop.

Workshop Status:
Standard Arrows (10): Complete
Steel Door: Complete
Sentry Trap: Complete

MeinCookie
December 25th, 2012, 23:37
Vermil|ion
...............|gnoble

Vermillion blanched, dodging several wild swings with faultless ease.

"He will do as you say because he ate Phalaris's bronze bull and now the thought police are coming. Afterall, Vermis isn't here."

The rogue turned to leave but looked askance at Barthus as he did - as if Barthus was the weird one. The rogue faded into invisibility and went to the Prison to get something more palatable to eat than a bronze ornament. Spitting out a mouthful of bones, Vermillion gave Shiyzhi a rude gesture before heading down the dungeon's southern thoroughfare and then south to the Guard Room where he would sit and protect the dungeon from assailants seens and unseen.


VERMILLION SUMMARY_________________
Creature Profile (http://keeperklan.com/threads/785-MeinCookie-s-Profile?p=14795&viewfull=1#post14795)
Health: 89%
Level: 5 (89/600)
Gold: 319 gold
Mood: Ambivalent.
Status: Guarding.
Keeper Approval: 50 (Calm)
Summary: Vermillion finishes accosting Barthus, heads to the Prison for some food, teases Shiyzhi and then goes to the Guard Room to do something useful.

MeinCookie
December 26th, 2012, 11:28
Spindle
the Spider
:spider:



"I hope it is unnecessary for me to make such a request, as it is only within the best interest of our lord that I work. I am no fighter; Alchemy is my talent. I conjure potions with a variety of effects, and this one in particular is meant to repel the dark, poisonous side of the art of magic."

"I made a similar request to Lord Animus, though he has asked that I first attempt to gain from the Maiden prisoner, as to not disturb his Spiders. I would prefer not to disobey his will by asking this of you. But should I fail in retrieving the Maiden's silk, then I will come back and make request, if you do not mind and the offer still stands. Perhaps to show my appreciation, I can conjure a potion for your usage that will accelerate your healing rate fivefold, at least."

'"'Such matters would be better addressed after you have procured your missing ingredient, dear. Really, I require no recompense to help such an upstanding and devoted servant of Animus though I do not doubt the potency and worth of your brew. It is a joy just to be of use ocassionally in my old age. '"'

Spindle spoke with a somewhat exaggerated air of humbleness, though she meant what she said. She had always found that a little deference went a long way in getting your questions answered. So did stubborness and harsh matronly stare, but half the battle was knowing which part of your arsenal to employ. Warlocks were generally not the type to quail before intimidation or embarrassment. They were, however, generally quite proud of their position and standing - some to the point of arrogance, others not. She felt no qualms in stroking their ego if it greased the cogs of the dungeon to run more smoothly. Afterall, everyone likes a bit of praise now and then;

'"'If you do require my assistance, my excellent potion-brewer, I should likely be in the Library reading. I would gladly render what help I can.'"'

The elderly arachnid made to leave, but turned back at the threshold to offer Giller some parting words.

'"'As a matter of course, the name is Spindle, dear.'"'

Spindle headed out. It was not far from the Casino to the Library cutting across the Treasury, and so it was not long before Spindle was perched atop one of the room's many bookshelves reading a book titled 'Cartacus: Improved Graveyards.'

--Sooner or later we will be needing it and it would be better to have it well in advance than lack it at a dire hour.--



SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (66/200)
Keeper Approval: 20 (Neutral)
Mood: Content.
Status: Researching.
Quick Summary: Researching the Graveyard.

Keeper Decagon
January 22nd, 2013, 11:27
Karan


“Zzzz…z.z.z.zz.z.z..z….”

Karan had fallen asleep on the Heal book she was reading, and did not hear the mentor declare that the spell was researched. She woke up suddenly, throwing herself backwards, and off the bookcase. Saving herself with a flap of her wings, Karan buzzed out of the library. Heading for the hatchery, she ate several chickens before quickly flying out of the dungeon.

={Researching really does seem to dull your mind. I think I’ll explore a little.}=

Ignoring Wernslow’s warnings about the “no exploring” policy, she flew out over the flowing river of molten rock. The smell brought back memories of her homeland, but she quickly shook them off. She needed to be alert. Reaching out with all her senses, the firefly headed deeper into the cavern. She spotted a small opening in the rock directly opposite to her position. Cautiously, Karan approached it. The walls surrounding it were reinforced; the claimed path harbored a small white gem.

={Heroes.}=

Karan filled with anger and hatred. Restraining herself, she realised that she would be no match for them. She needed to get stronger.

={I need to train, expand my abilities. Soon I’ll have my revenge. I think I won’t tell Animus just yet…}=

As she headed back, Karan began to shield her mind from intrusion; she knew of a Keeper’s ability to take control of their creatures, and probe their minds. But she knew how to counter this; the warlocks that she encountered several years previous had taught her well. She quickly hurried to the training room, and started training.



Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Guarded
Status: Training
Experience: 0/15
Quick Summary: Karan explored a bit, found a Hero presence, and began to train.

Keeper Decagon
January 22nd, 2013, 12:52
Wernslow

The Waste-of-Space

Wernslow woke up in his lair. Realising that his wing will not get fixed by itself, he got out and addressed Animus directly.

“I’m sorry to bother you, Keeper Animus, but I’ve broken my wing. I have no way to fix it, and with it like this I’m useless to you. Would you be able to heal it?”

He tried to get comfortable while he waited for the Keeper’s response.



Summary

Health: 98%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Patient
Status: Waiting
Experience: 9.6/15
Quick Summary: Wernslow asked Animus if he could heal him.

NerdyTB
January 22nd, 2013, 20:09
'Then I greet you, Yegz. My name is Azazisaz, but I to am comfortable with it shortened; you can call me Azaz. I find manufacturing to be a truly sublime joy, but my greatest passion is for enchantment. I am almost exclusively a magical artificer if I can help it. Cross-disciplinary warlocks such as myself are few and far between, I'm afraid.'

"Tell me about it," Yegzil said, agreeing that manufacturing sucks. "Why other Trolls think hammering stuff together is fun, I have no idea. The only reason I'm in here is because I want to get paid."

Occasionally glancing around as he works, Yegzil noticed that there were two other creatures in the Workshop, the first of which being a rather bandaged up Dark Elf tinkering with her Crossbow. "It looks like she's been through plenty a rough times," he sympathized. "Has anyone even tried to heal her? I think I'll wait on starting the other 2 doors to make sure she's ok." Scanning over to the second creature, he noticed that there was another Dark Elf peeking in through the exit who left soon after. "Great, we have supervisors here too? Just my luck."

His eyes returned to their original mission and found a Skeleton hammering away at a Sentry Trap, with a Steel Door and a bundle of arrows already finished. Finishing the Sentry, the Skeleton looked up saying, "Hey Animus, man. I just got one of those Steel Doors you needed, since nobody else was makin them." The Skeleton then looked over to Yegzil, the troll smiling in response. The skeleton seemed quick to retract his condescending comment, and then announced he was going to get his pay, but not before failing to hit on and brag to the mummified female and running off to go research, forgetting his arrows in the process. "Well, this is entertaining. I didn't know skeletons could sweat, or even had sexual urges in the first place. Well, it seems like this one is an exceptional bonehead."

Finishing the Steel Door, Yegzil left his station, approaching the Dark Elf. "Sorry to bother you, miss, but I was just wondering if you needed medical attention. The heal spell was researched not long ago, and I'm sure Keeper Animus has enough magic power to heal your burns." He calmly waits for a response.

SUMMARY:

Name: Yegzil "Yegz"
Level: 1
XP: 0/25
Gold Held: 0
Location: Workshop
Health: 100%
Mood: Concerned
Current Action: Talking to Xerina
Summary of Post: Looked around the Workshop while working, finished a Steel Door, and is checking on Xerina.
Finished Traps/Doors: 1 Steel Door
Trap/Door in Progress: None
Traps/Doors in Queue: 2 Steel Doors

nijuni_kuro
February 18th, 2013, 19:41
Dranton, the Beetle

As his research of the Torture Chamber was finished, Dranton went to grab another book. Unfortunately, while he was looking for new research material he found a culinary book written by a relatively famous beetle chef and took it instead. It described different ways of preparing many delicacies using the flesh of the fallen heroes. Eventually, he dozed off.

When he finally woke up and realized what happened, he quickly returned the book and got one about Combat Pits.

"Good thing we beetles sleep with our eyes open.", he thought to himself, hoping no-one noticed what happened.

--Dranton
Summary: Dozed off reading a culinary book. Now researching a Combat Pit.
Level: 5.2
Health: 85%
Gold: 75
Mood: Embarrassed
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Status: Researching the Combat Pit
Location: Library

-------------

Xerina, the Dark Elf

While Xerina eventually did reforge her crossbow, it was far from perfect. After all, she was a sniper, not a craftsman. As she was trying to fix some of the worst imperfections, she was approached by a skeleton who introduced himself as Ribs - the Dragon Slayer. She didn't even bother trying to hide her annoyance while trying to think of a way to deal with this nuisance. Luckily, the skeleton was gone soon.

"Arrogant bastard.", she thought to herself, "I hath been there as well. I know that dragon begged to be killed. It was I who fought it whilst it still wished death upon us."

Soon after, she was approached by a troll who politely informed her that the research on the Heal spell was finished and that the Keeper could probably attempt to heal her now.

"Truly!?", she replied, stunned for a moment, "Oh, glorious day! I thank thee for these wonderful news, my friend.", she continued, now excited and bursting with joy, "May this day mark the end of mine suffering!".

Saying so, she lifted her glare toward the ceiling and addressed Keeper Animus:
"Keeper! I beg of thee! Grant upon me a dark blessing of the Heal spell, so my suffering may end! If thine spell saves me from my misery, I shall be thy loyal servant and work for no cost to thee as long as I live!"

--Xerina
Summary: She was annoyed by Ribs, then informed by Yegz that the Heal spell was researched. She then begged Keeper Animus to heal her, promising to work for him for free as long as she lives if her disfigurement is healed.
Level: 5.0
Health: 90%
Gold: 180
Mood: Excited
Keeper Approval: 10 (Cooperative)
Status: Begging Animus to Heal her
Location: Workshop

MeinCookie
March 23rd, 2013, 12:28
ZAMA
HURRICANE BEETLE
Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCcD1Y5frpI)



Zama tired of waiting for the hellhound to respond to his introduction. Evidently, he would not be getting a response.

:What an unpleasant dungeon! Nobody respects other creature. In my hometown, people have healthy respect for community.:

The beetle unfurled his wings and headed toward the portal.

'Goodbye, Keeper. Fantastic Beetle does not overlook neglect and disrespect.'

A BEETLE HAS LEFT THE DUNGEON!


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 0
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (146/200)
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Unhappy
Status: Gone
Quick Summary: Zama leaves after growing tired of waiting for Ourbo and Raggie since page 17.

MeinCookie
April 11th, 2013, 00:33
AZAZISAZ
BADWARD


Azaz added the finishing touches to the Fireburst trap he was manufacturing. He had been working for what felt like an eon, so focused that he hadn't a clue as to the events unfolding around him. He suddenly realized that he was really tired.

'How long have I been here?'

The warlock was somewhat unnerved.

--Did Animus put me in some sort of trance?--

His vision was somewhat blurry and his throat parched. He stumbled out of the Workshop and made his lair. He gathered his stuff and headed for the portal. His thoughts were hazy and confused.

--I am not a... thrall. Nobody's thrall. My will is my own...--

A WARLOCK HAS LEFT THE DUNGEON!


SUMMARY IN BRIEF__________
Gold: 90
Health: 100%
Level: 1 (48/200)
Keeper Approval: 0 (Neutral)
Mood: Paranoid.
Status: Gone.
Quick Summary: Azazisaz lost track of time, finished his Fireburst Trap but freaked out a bit because of exhaustion and suspicion. He leaves the dungeon.

Dark_Omega MK2
April 11th, 2013, 15:38
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g41/dark_omega/Diana_zps847751cd.png
Diana, the Goblin.

A goblin comes out of the portal and looks around it.

A GOBLIN HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON!

Hmm... This is not it.

The goblin leaps back into the portal and leaves the dungeon immediately.

A GOBLIN HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON!

Metal Gear Rex
April 17th, 2013, 18:35
GILLER
http://i.imgur.com/iW9jA.gif



After successfully gathering the proper ingredients, Giller succeeded in creating a Purify potion that, if he and only he were to drink, would trade his Poison Magic for Healing Magic capable of restoring a person to their original status. As always, he was to test the drink on himself. Giller took a sip and waited a couple of minutes before he felt it truly taking effect. He felt his own magic being altered. Giller then attempted to cast the spell into the air to allow himself to properly analyze it to see if it had truly worked. He had done the process so many times he could practically perform the task in his sleep.

Upon casting the spell, Giller immediately realized something was wrong. He suddenly felt as if his insides were exploding. He dropped the bottle of the Purify Potion and it shattered upon the ground. Giller began kneeling over, then quickly sought a table for support. He felt his vision blurring and dimming as his mind raced through the possibilities. Could he had made a mistake? No, it was so unlikely... but what if, what if someone had tampered with it? An accident, or intentional? One of his enemies? Or perhaps, Animus' enemy... a Rogue who had snuck in and poisoned it...

Giller lost all strength in his legs and arms and, unable to hold himself up, collapsed on the floor next to the broken shards of glass. He rolled onto his back as he gasped for breath. His lungs felt like they were on fire, and they burned terribly with every breath he attempted to draw. His mind was spiraling, as was his vision. He felt as if he were going blind. He finally managed to choke out the words, "Lord Animus... I apologize... for my... fail...ure..." Life quickly left him, and Giller ceased to be.

Giller
Health: 0%
Level: 1
Experience: 0/15
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Equipment: Knife, Pouch
Location: Casino
Status: Dead
Efficiency: 0%

Summery: Giller drinks a potion but finds it was somehow tampered with then dies.

MeinCookie
April 25th, 2013, 12:21
Scourge
http://i.imgur.com/KOuCH.png
Cowl of Bones



Scourge continued her ceaseless training until the presence controlling her had made up its mind;

~҉~Thrall, we are leaving!~҉~

The demon rogue headed for the exit...

A ROGUE HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON!




SCOURGE
Level} 1 (124/200)
Gold} 150
Health} 100%
Mood} Gone
Keeper Approval} 5 (Neutral)
Status} GONE
Summary} Scourge leaves

Keeper Decagon
April 25th, 2013, 13:33
Karan
&
Wernslow

The Waste-of-Space

While waiting for Animus to respond, Wernslow had fallen asleep. His dreams had led him to the Overworld, where there was grass, trees, the beautiful open sky, and... Heroes! They began to chase him back into the Underworld, through the narrow passages and abandoned ruins he knew so well. He flew into a dead end, and when they caught up... Wernslow awoke. He shook his head.

"It was a dream, just a dream."

He suddenly realized that he had been sitting here a while now. He sighed, and addressed the Keeper once more.

"Keeper Animus, if you will not heal me then I'm afraid I must leave. I will find a more competent Keeper to work for."

He wandered out of the Lair, searching for his sister.

Karan was still training, taking out every ounce of anger she retained on the inanimate training dummies. She stopped abruptly, as her body could provide no more energy.

"Well, that should do for today."

She flew swiftly out of the Training room, and encountered her injured brother in the corridor.

"Ah, hey brother. Am I glad to see you. Guess what I found in the cavern beyond the lava river..."

"Karan, I have to leave this dungeon. I have requested a Heal from Animus, but he seems to be ignoring me. I will return when I have found a better Keeper."

The pair of Fireflies looked at each other for a moment, as Karan discussed the point with Wernslow telepathically. They eventually came to a decision, and Karan shouted at the ceiling.

"Animus, I will accompany my brother to another realm. I promise you, we will return."

She picked up Wernslow, flew over to the portal, and left.




Karan Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Neutral
Status: Gone
Experience: 6.4/15 (+6.4 training)
Quick Summary: Karan finished training, and accompanied Wernslow to another realm.

Wernslow Summary

Health: 98%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Mood: Unhappy
Status: Gone
Experience: 9.6/15
Quick Summary: Wernslow had fallen asleep waiting for Animus. When he woke up he decided to leave.

Metal Gear Rex
April 25th, 2013, 16:41
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/AssassinatedHeroes.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf.jpg .................................................. ................
The Shadow of the Night, Niea



http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/Rogue.png Zukia http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/Rogue.png
:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) The Enigmatic Assassin :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
(Encounter Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r4BNTfZsU))





Niea had been awake, and thinking for quite some time. She wanted away from this place. It had nothing to do with Animus or his treatment towards her, which was fairly decent. Nor did it have to do with the fact that Faircoast was a poor realm, as she was paid enough either way. It was the fact that Faircoast was so close to Red Crystal Islands, ergo, so close to... her.

Niea wanted to get away from her.

But she didn't want to go alone...

Niea finally found who she was looking for in the Heart Chamber. Zukia, possibly the first real friend she ever made, was standing before Animus' Dungeon Heart. Niea didn't want to leave her behind, not this time. She wanted Zukia to come with her. She grabbed her hand and began pulling on her, like a small child urging her mother to follow them. She turned, and smiled, "Hm? What is it? You want me to come with you?" Niea nodded eagerly, almost smiling herself. Zukia looked between Niea and Animus briefly before deciding to follow Niea.

She was perfectly fine following Niea until they reached the Entrance Portal. Zukia stopped and shot Niea a look of confusion, "Hey. Where are we going?" Niea pointed down into the pit. "You want to leave? Why?" Zukia asked. Niea looked down, unable to speak the words even if she did have a voice. "...Well... is it brief?" Zukia asked steadily. Niea gave her a look of concern. Zukia seemed to understand something, then grabbed Niea's hand, "Alright then, lead the way." Turning her head up to the ceiling, she called out, "I'm heading out, Keeper Animus. I don't know when I'll be back, but hopefully it won't be long!"

The two of them jumped down the Portal.

A DARK ELF HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON!

A ROGUE HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON!



Niea http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DarkElf-1.png
Health: 100%
Level: 4
Experience: 8/45
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 700
Current Equipment: Leather Gloves, Reflex Bow, Crossbow, Quiver
Location: -
Status: -
Efficiency: -

:invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw) Zukia :invisibility: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_fMBUV-Iw)
Health: 100%
Level: 1
Experience: 6/15
Gold in Hand: 65
Gold in Lair: 0
Current Weapons/Items Carried: Dagger, 7 Throwing Knives, Ridiculous Rogue Helmet
Location: -
Status: -
Efficiency: -

Summery: Niea and Zukia left the dungeon.

Mothrayas
October 7th, 2013, 21:17
A BEETLE HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.

A WARLOCK HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.

A GOBLIN HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON. TWO AND A HALF SECONDS AFTER ENTERING IT.

A WARLOCK HAS DIED IN YOUR DUNGEON.

A ROGUE HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.

TWO FIREFLIES HAVE LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.

A DARK ELF HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON.

A ROGUE HAS LEFT YOUR DUNGEON--

"Whoa, whoa, wait, what? What is going on? I spend some time away from dungeon activities in order to oversee my plans on how to deal with Keeper Elyon and the other threats present in this land, and I come back to see my creatures leaving by the masses? It seems like they cannot manage anything on their own these days..."

To be fair, Keeper, from the perspective of the mortal creatures, you have been away for quite a long time.

"Well, then...so be it. Then I will need to check what forces I still have."

Animus looked over his dungeon. It was filled with statues of inactive creatures. These were no more useful than creatures that didn't exist in his dungeon at all. Animus picked each of them up and threw them down the portal. These creatures include Ryan, Marteal, Pel, Spindle, Xerina, Dranton, Ivan, Hayta, Valkoth, Vermillion and Yegzil.

"There, out with the useless trash."

Animus now looked at his rather empty dungeon. There were very few creatures left. He was left with only six, in fact. They were Skios, Krua, Ouroboros & Ragnarok, Serena, Barthus...and Ribs. At least there were some creatures with a shred of loyalty. ...Sort of. Some of them were relatively new. Many of them also weren't particularly powerful. However, Animus still deemed the creature situation workable. He most likely wouldn't be able to hold out a direct confrontation with Elyon's goons, but it's possible he could avoid that for the time being.

The next bit that caught Animus' attention was the mining operation that was going down on the southwest part of his dungeon. While the gold was being dug out before his absence, he had the plans to dig out from Elyon's side of the river laid out - he had built a bridge across the river, and his Imps were now digging out the gold opposite the river.

Then Animus noticed digging sounds coming from the other side of the gold seams. Without a doubt, it was Elyon coming in. Either he was onto Animus' plans, or he just so happened to decide to dig his gold in the same area. Either way, unavoidably a confrontation was imminent within moments. Animus quickly removed all his Imps from the scene as Elyon's Imps opened up the golden wall that separated them.

"Hum. You again. I know you were here digging out the gold. But that's not even a big concern. I've seen the Bandits around. They're out to plunder anything they can get their hands on. I'll build them a bridge so they can go out and meet you. I am certain that you'll be able to have a friendly negotiation with them. (Or not.)"

Elyon soon placed a bridge across the western lava river, linking the bridge crossing Animus' and Elyon's territory with the outpost of the Bandits to the west. He then retreated his Imps back to his dungeon, keeping himself covered behing a Magic Door.

Soon after, the Bandits showed up from their outpost.

"Well, lookit that. Sum' Keeper buildin' 'er' bridge this way. Get yer weapons, boys, summun's out to take our gold stash. Ain't noone gunna take our gold stash."

The bandits entered the bridge and started approaching Animus' dungeon. There were six of them, but Animus could see they were actually fairly weak and low-rate units. His own six creatures would be able to defeat them with not too much difficulty.

"Creatures! I need everyone to go to the southwestern room right away. We have invaders approaching the dungeon. We can beat them without much trouble, but for that I need everyone I have - all six of you who are still here - to do it. That's Skios, Krua, Ouroboros & Ragnarok, Serena, Barthus and Ribs - all of you go to the southwestern room as soon as possible."

Outpost Bandits


Archer "Rossco" - Level 4 (100%) (Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon territories, behind the others)
Level 1 - Melee
Level 1 - Arrow
Level 4 - Missile
Thief "Davie" - Level 3 (100%) (Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon territories)
Level 1 - Melee
Level 3 - Invisibility
Dwarf "Bobo" - Level 3 (100%) (Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon territories)
Level 1 - Melee
Dwarf "Chump" - Level 2 (100%) (Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon territories)
Level 1 - Melee
Dwarf "Cletus" - Level 2 (100%) (Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon territories)
Level 1 - Melee
Dwarf "Cobb" - Level 2 (100%) (Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon territories)
Level 1 - Melee





LV4 M ARCHER "Rossco": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, behind the others
LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories



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Summary: Animus noted the mass departing of creatures and shafted all the inactives, mining progress happened, and Animus ran into Elyon while mining. Elyon built a bridge over to the Bandit Outpost and then retreated himself, leaving the Bandits to come to Animus. Animus alerted all 6 remaining creatures to go to the southwest room to fight the Bandit squad.

Research progress:
Combat Pit: 19%
Graveyard: 13%

Traps & Doors ready
4 Sentry Traps
2 Lightning Traps
1 Alarm Trap
1 Fear Trap
1 Fireburst Trap
2 Steel Doors

Gold: 10527 (+11264, -2000)

Orders:
EVERYONE: Go to southwest room and fight bandits

Mothrayas
October 7th, 2013, 23:14
Ouroboros & Ragnarok were still training in the Training Room. They had been busy doing that for quite a long while. Both of them lost the sense of time of how long they were in there - which at least was a sign they definitely had been at it long enough.

"Hey, shouldn't we, like, go do something different now? We've been here training for forever. I'm getting bored and I don't think we're even gaining anything anymore from all this."

"Eh, well, yes...I suppose you have a point. I guess we should--

"Creatures! I need everyone to go to the southwestern room right away. We have invaders approaching the dungeon. We can beat them without much trouble, but for that I need everyone I have - all six of you who are still here - to do it. That's Skios, Krua, Ouroboros & Ragnarok, Serena, Barthus and Ribs - all of you go to the southwestern room as soon as possible."

"Well, hear that. What convenient timing. I was waiting for something like that. Let's go."

"Right."

The Hellhound's extended period of training did pay off. Their time of training unlocked their speed-up ability. Ouroboros & Ragnarok sprinted towards the designated room at a rapid pace, and were the first to arrive in the room. The Hellhound could smell the bandits from far enough away - with their added stench of bandit and dirty gold, they were even smellier than most other Heroes.

As soon as they arrived in the room, Ouroboros and Ragnarok had the Bandits in their sights. The Hellhound stopped in its tracks.

"Ragnarok, we can't just attack them. We need to wait for the backup. There's too many of them to fight alone."

Ragnarok sneered.

"Oh, come on. These little ''bandits'' aren't that intimidating. Besides, the other creatures should be getting here shortly, anyway. Especially if we're just gonna sit about and blabber about it here. Now let's go."

The Bandit Archer Rossco attempted to fire an arrow at the Hellhound, but it quickly dodged and raced towards the first target it set its eyes on, which was one of the weaker Dwarves. Within hardly any time the Hellhound was directly in front of the Dwarf's face. The Dwarf put his battleaxe in front of himself to defend himself, after which it started exchanging hits with the Hellhound. Another Dwarf also joined the fight, flanking the Hellhound.

Summary: Ouroboros & Ragnarok went forward and attacked one of the L2 Dwarves (Cobb), while another L2 Dwarf (Cletus) is flanking them.

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 77% (from 100%)
Location: Bridge, close to southwest room
Status: Fighting Cobb
Mood: neutral / excited
Level: 3
Gold: 0




LV4 M ARCHER "Rossco": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, behind the others
LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Changed]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, flanking Ouroboros & Ragnarok
LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 71% - [-29% by Ouroboros & Ragnarok (from 100%)]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, attacking Ouroboros & Ragnarok

Searingflame2
October 8th, 2013, 12:28
Barthus let his sledge connect with the floor, its weight beginning to feel burdensome. The orc's pink flesh was coated with sweat, and his muscles hurt from lactic acid built up, despite his training session being relatively short.

The 'ell is wrong wid me? Must just be out of practice.

The orc hefted his sledge onto his right shoulder with the majority of the haft's length in front of him to keep it balanced. The weapon was burdensome, but that was the point. If it took energy to lift and swing, it'd impart some energy when it connected. He exited the training room, a mind set on getting himself a meal. Thanks to Animus' efficient dungeon design, it wasn't long before his hunger was sated.

The orc then intended to get some rest, but was interrupted with a command from Animus. Apparently, he was to go to the south west to engage bandits.

Good news eh. One step closer to a handful of the good shit.

When he arrived at the scene of battle, combat was already underway. Ordinarily, he wouldn't wade into battle with such long odds. Dead men collect no pay. This time, though, he was sure backup was just around the corner.
Besides, I ain't lettin' a goddamn puppy show me up.

He took deliberate strides up to the bridge, intending to slam the dwarf flanking his canid ally right into the lava, but his tall pink form wasn't exactly subtle. The two unoccupied dwarves waylaid him, further into Animus' territory than his ally. Ah well, I'll have to satisfy myself with a few cracked skulls then.

The orc moved his right hand near the stone head of his sledge, his left much further down the wooden shaft. He brought it down in a vast arcing motion from above his right shoulder to below his left knee. The dwarves weren't stupid, and so both easily dodged the initial blow, however Chump proved true to his name and was caught utterly surprised when the orc utilised the momentum of his weapon to bring it around his head and back over his right shoulder for another, more vertical swing.

The impact of the blow caused the ground to shake and an awful scream to echo out, but it hadn't done much at the end of the day. Barthus had well and truly mangled Chump's left foot, but that wouldn't put him out of the fight. Before the orc could lift the sledge back over his shoulder for another attack, Bobo closed the gap and forced him on the defensive, blocking blows with the shaft of his weapon and not giving him enough reprieve to take another swing. When Chump limped over and joined the fray, Barthus was forced to take a few superficial wounds as he couldn't block everything.

I'm too goddamn slow. Malice's own stock and I can't take a pair of filthy dwarves. Fuck it, I'll get back in practice and then they'll know my kind ain't to be messed with.

As he blocked, Bobo slowly creeped to Barthus' left to flank him properly. When he attempted to slow the dwarves' progress, he took an axe to the forearm.

He gave voice to his distress, vague tones of anger hinted in his gutteral drawl. "Hey Animites, I could use a goddamn hand here."

Barthus Summary
Health: 78% (-22%, from 100%)
Level: 1.78 (+0.23, finished training, sparring with dwarves)
Inventory: 1 cracked 2h sledge, 4 hastar weed samples.
Location: North-east of Animus' 'puppy'.
Status: Fightin' Bobo and Chump
Summary: Barthus finished training, got a bite to eat and engaged the dwarves Chump and Bobo slightly into Animus' south-western room. He crushed Chump's left foot, laming him but not taking him out of the fight.




LV4 M ARCHER "Rossco": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, behind the others
LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 100% - [Changed]
NE of the hellhound twins, facing Animus' dungeon, engaging Barthus, starting flank on left.
LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 84% - [-16% for crushed left foot]
Ditto, with a lame left foot.
LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, flanking Ouroboros & Ragnarok
LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 71% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, attacking Ouroboros & Ragnarok

Mothrayas
October 12th, 2013, 21:10
"Creatures! I need everyone to go to the southwestern room right away. We have invaders approaching the dungeon. We can beat them without much trouble, but for that I need everyone I have - all six of you who are still here - to do it. That's Skios, Krua, Ouroboros & Ragnarok, Serena, Barthus and Ribs - all of you go to the southwestern room as soon as possible."

"Oh...that doesn't sound good. Well, time for battle it is then."

The current state of things in the dungeon seemed somewhat disconcerting. The number of creatures in the dungeon had dropped to only a handful, and right at that convenient timing, an invasion is coming up and the Keeper needed everyone, including her.

Nevertheless, at the same time, the Hellhound that was also busy training in the Training Room dashed off towards the combat zone at a rapid pace. The battle wasn't going to let itself be waited on. Serena followed the Hellhound towards the scene.

<<I have a bad feeling about this...>>

When she arrived there, Skios also entered the scene, alongside Krua, who had been completely ignoring Ribs for the duration. Krua proceeded to freeze Bobo the Dwarf while Serena stood beside her, and attacked Chump with fireballs. Davie the Thief tried to use his invisibility to sneak up on them, but Skios saw through his invincibility ploy and proceeded to engage him.

"Oh, no, you wouldn't dare touch them. You will die for even trying."

Skios started his assault, quickly striking Davie's right leg. Davie responded to the spider by drawing his knife, also preparing to strike.

Summary: Attack go. Krua freezes Bobo the L3 Dwarf attacking Barthus, Serena burns Chump the L2 Dwarf also attacking Barthus, Skios attacks Davie the L3 Thief. Also, Serena leveled up somewhere.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100%
Location: North end of bridge
Status: attacking Davie the Thief
Mood: excited
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100%
Location: Animus' shore
Status: freezing Bobo the Dwarf
Mood: neutral
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Serena, the Salamander
Health: 100%
Location: Animus' shore
Status: burning Chump the Dwarf
Mood: concerned
Level: 2
Gold: 0




LV4 M ARCHER "Rossco": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, behind the others
LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 90% - [-10% by Skios, from 100%]
On the edge of Animus' territory, proceeding to attack Skios. Mildly injured right leg.
LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 100% - [Changed] <FROZEN>
NE of the hellhound twins, facing Animus' dungeon, engaging Barthus, starting flank on left, frozen
LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 76% - [-8% by Serena, from 84%] <BURN>
Ditto, with a lame left foot and without the frozen part.
LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, flanking Ouroboros & Ragnarok
LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 71% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, attacking Ouroboros & Ragnarok

Metal Gear Rex
October 17th, 2013, 13:04
Ribs
"The Dragon Slayer"
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/DarkFire4114/DragonSlayer-2.png


Ribs, after 'discussing' with Krua and deciding they needed some time away from each other as it was probably best for their relationship, left the Library and went off to the Workshop to head back to work. He understood the importance of his work, as the more money he made, the more Krua was able to stay home as a housewife to take care of the soon-to-be children. Ribs, unlike most Skeletons, dreamed big for his future with Krua. He was going to take the initiative to earn large sums of cash under Animus. He had an idea that was worth millions. It looked like a door, and acted like one as well. It opened up to enemies even, and when they passed through, spikes would come out from the bottom. The bottom of the door would grow spikes as well, then it would crash down on them and impale them. Afterwards, to make sure they were dead, a sort of mini Sentry Trap would come out from the side of the door. It would then proceed to throw flames and burn the victim alive.

And then Ribs realized that that was really complicated and involved a lot of work. Ribs was a hardworking man but not that hardworking. So he scrapped that idea and made a few more arrows instead. After finishing, he heard Keeper Animus making an announcement.

"Creatures! I need everyone to go to the southwestern room right away. We have invaders approaching the dungeon. We can beat them without much trouble, but for that I need everyone I have - all six of you who are still here - to do it. That's Skios, Krua, Ouroboros & Ragnarok, Serena, Barthus and Ribs - all of you go to the southwestern room as soon as possible."

Ribs threw his arms up in excitement, "Woo! Finally! My time to shine! I'll prove myself to be Animus' finest Archer available!" Ribs grabbed all the arrows he crafted in the Workshop, which ended up being twenty of them, then carried them off to the Lair as quickly as he could. He found his Lair and dumped them all there as he took a moment to 'think', or get as close to thinking as he could possibly get. Bandits typically consisted of Thieves, but also Dwarves and Archers, from what he could recall of his experiences as Alez the Super Sniper, or Alez the whatever-the-hell-Ribs-decides-to-call-himself-on-whim. If his information was true, that meant he needed some Ear Pullers and Midget Squishers. He didn't have many of either, but they would have to do.

After properly equipping himself, Ribs left the Lair and charged into battle. He carried two Ear Pullers and two Midget Stompers, then filled the remaining space in his Mystic Quiver with normal arrows. He also carried seven additional arrows by hand for good measure. As soon as Ribs entered the battle, a wave of fear and panic immediately spread to the other combating inhabitants. Ribs' presence was clearly felt, and his enemies' morale dropped heavily as they realized they were in the presence of the Dragon Slayer himself. His allies probably felt a drop in morale as well but that was beside the point.

Ribs began to assess the situation, which, for him, meant identifying what was an enemy, what wasn't an enemy, which was Krua, who was hot, which was his competition for MVP, and... that was about it. There appeared to be mostly Dwarves with the only non-Dwarves being a Human Archer and a Human Thief. Ribs took out his Ear Puller and snapped it in half, "Damn it, these things are useless!" After the brief moment of stupidity ended, Ribs fell to his knees and dropped the arrows in his hand, "Oh no! My Ear Puller! I only had two of those! Damn it!" Ribs got off the ground and looked back at the Dwarves. At the very least, he had two good arrows against them. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to take them all out, but he would be useful, undoubtedly. No, he would be more than that. He was getting that MVP.

Ribs nocked a Midget Squisher and then began to aim. He wasn't exactly sure which one he was going to hit, but just decided to hit the one that appeared to be burning up with a injured foot. He would never see it coming. With deadly precision worthy only of the Dragon Slayer, Ribs let the arrow fly and watched as it pierced the Dwarf's flesh. The Dwarf was now burning in more ways than one, as the arrow's magic began to destroy him from the inside. He screamed as, for a few moments, he felt a terrible pain more horrific than anything he's ever experienced. After the magic's work was done, the arrow burned up into ash, unable to be used ever again.

"Yeah, how do you like that, chump!?" Ribs laughed madly at the Dwarf, "That's right! You face the Dragon Slayer, a legendary force of nature! I am Ribs! Take my Midget Squisher Arrows!" Ribs took out another Midget Squisher and let it fly, but his aim was not so true as he forgot to actually point his arrow in the right direction. Instead, Ribs struck the frozen Dwarf and the ice absorbed some of the damage. Ribs stood stunned for a moment before letting out a mild shout, "I meant to do that."

Ribs nearly jumped when he felt an arrow go right through him, but then realized that it went right through him. He was fortunate enough that it passed through all of his bones, leaving him virtually unscathed, save for a few scrapes. Ribs then turned his attention to the sorry excuse of an Archer. He looked down and shook his head in disapproval before throwing it up in laughter, "Hahaha! You cannot defeat Ribs, Archer of the human flesh! Sit down, son. I'm about to show you how it's done." The next arrow that flew after Ribs struck him in the head and knocked it clean off his body. Ribs' head rolled back into Animus' dungeon as the rest of him turned back to watch, "God damn it." Ribs' body began to chase after his rolling head.

Ribs "The Dragon Slayer"
Health: 78% [-22% by Rossco]
Level: 1
Experience: 11/15 [+4 for Best Support Ever]
Gold in Hand: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Equipment: Magic Bow, Mystic Quiver (6 Normal, 2 Elf), 7 Normal Arrows
Location: Animus' Land by the Bridge
Status: Chasing His Head
Efficiency: 40% and Dropping
Summery: Ribs, after making sweet love to Krua, went back to the workshop like any respectable and hardworking individual. There, he crafted ten arrows of the finest craftsmanship. And then Animus called him and he went into battle. He snapped an Ear Puller, shot Chump with a Midget Squisher, then he struck Bobo with his last Midget Squisher. He was then shot at by Rossco, twice, with the second arrow knocking off his head. Ribs' body proceeded to chase it.


LV4 M HUM ARCH "Rossco": 100% - [Unchanged]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, behind the others

LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 90% - [Unchanged]
On the edge of Animus' territory, proceeding to attack Skios. Mildly injured right leg.

LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 88% - [-4*3% by Ribs, From 100%] <FROZEN>
NE of the hellhound twins, facing Animus' dungeon, engaging Barthus, starting flank on left, frozen but ice is chipped by Ribs' arrow

LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 55% - [-3% by Burn, -6*3% by Ribs, From 76%] <BURN>
Ditto, with a lame left foot and without the frozen part.

LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, flanking Ouroboros & Ragnarok

LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 71% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, attacking Ouroboros & Ragnarok

Mothrayas
October 19th, 2013, 00:17
Animus saw that the battle had started. It looked to be favorable for his creatures. If all still went according to plan, he would be able to finish this without any loss. It'd also give him the opportunity to take a look at this band of bandits' "stash" they were referring to.

During the battle, though, Animus noticed something. It felt like a subtle presence was around in his domain. Was it merely a lost soul, or some other such insignificant thing, wandering about? In any other case, Animus probably would dismiss it as something too insignificant to note. But right now, he had no room for any small unknown factors in his plan. When Animus tried to identify the presence and where it was, he suddenly noticed a door opening in his domain. It was his southeast door next to the Guard Room and the lava river. No creatures were visible, but Animus' sentry traps were deactivated and his door was just opened.

It was now clear to Animus that this had to have been Elyon's plan. While he had his troops occupied fighting the bandits, Elyon would use the opportunity to use stealth, and have his minions turn invisible and sneak to Animus' area, disable the traps, and enter his dungeon through his backdoor. Presumably they would then gather intel about Animus' dungeon for Elyon. Animus couldn't let Elyon gain this advantage.

Immediately, Animus picked up Skios from the fight with the bandits, and dropped him in the corridor where Elyon's invading force would be.

"Skios. I need you here, right now. There's some creature trying to sneak into the dungeon here. Eliminate them."

Using Skios' own Sight ability as a proxy, Animus was able to identify the units that were sneaking in. They were two Rogues, and almost certainly were minions of Elyon. To bring the odds towards his and Skios' favor, Animus cast Chicken on one of the Rogues, removing its threat temporarily.

Elyon's Rogues


Rogue "Lep" - Level 4 (100%)
Level 1 - Melee
Level 3 - Invisibility
Level 4 - Poison
Rogue "Nyar" - Level 3 (100%)
Level 1 - Melee
Level 2 - Invisibility



Meanwhile, in the battle against the bandits...

Davie the Thief was kept busy in combat by Skios, until the latter was swiftly yanked out of the fight by the Keeper. This changed the setup of the fight - the bandits now outnumbered Animus' forces six to five. While the creatures used to have all their targets occupied, Davie now wasn't targeted by any creature. It meant he now had the opportunity to pick out a target.

He soon brandished his knife and proceeded to dash towards Serena and quickly stab her in the neck. Serena responded with a screech before viciously starting to assault the Thief in an attempt to counterattack. Both characters proceeded to exchange several hits with claws and knife. On the whole, Davie held the advantage in the fight. Eventually, both creatures backed off away from each other to catch their breath.

<<Is... this...what I s--

Serena's thought was soon interrupted - an arrow, fired by Rossco, that struck her in the back of the head, finished her off.

This turn of events rose a feeling of fury within Krua. There were very few creatures, aside from her brother, whom she developed a connection to at any level. One of the few creatures who did so, fairly recently, just was killed in cold blood by these humans. Krua now had a new goal focused on her mind, which was no more and no less than retribution on the two humans who were responsible.

"...You... killed her. Now I kill you."

Krua proceeded to charge up a Hailstorm blast. She put more power into it than she usually did. Davie noticed Krua had picked her out as a target, and slowly tried to approach her. Krua then creeped forward right towards Davie before unleashing her hailstorm blast at point blank range. The force of the hailstorm attack blasted Davie backwards, slamming him into a wall, while the hail shards hit him full-on. After the hail strike, the Thief's dead body dropped down on the floor.

<<That was one.>>

After eliminating her first target, Krua felt her power had increased. However, she was soon struck by a Missile strike by Rossco. The archer tried to follow up with an arrow, but Krua sidestepped the attack before launching a smaller Hailstorm towards the Archer's direction.


Meanwhile, in the battle against the rogues...

Skios readied himself, after abruptly having been dropped down by the Keeper, and having received the command to eliminate the Rogues that were in front of him. Or, the single Rogue that was in front of him and the harmless chicken that the other one was turned into. A single rogue wasn't that much of a problem for Skios. The rogue looked to be weaker than him.

"Heh. This'll be an easy one."

Skios proceeded to charge forward towards the Rogue, opped up to the Rogue's body and bit him in the shoulder. The rogue immediately grabbed his knife while trying to get Skios off his body. Meanwhile, the chickenified rogue tried to escape...only to find himself trapped as the door was closed behind him, and he couldn't open it again.

Summary: Animus detected two rogues trying to sneak into his dungeon through the eastern backdoor, and dropped Skios in to deal with them, and chickenified one. Skios is now attacking the rogue. In the bandit fight, Serena was killed by Davie and Rossco, after which Krua killed Davie, leveled up and started attacking Rossco.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 92% (from 100%)
Location: Southeastern corridor of Animus' dungeon
Status: fighting Elyon's Rogue(s)
Mood: still excited
Level: 6
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 90% (from 100%)
Location: Animus' shore, close to bridge
Status: shooting hail at Rossco the Archer
Mood: tranquil fury
Level: 7
Gold: 0

Serena, the Salamander
Health: 0% (from 100%)
Location: Animus' shore...somewhere
Status: dead
Mood: -
Level: 2
Gold: 0


LV4 M HUM ARCH "Rossco": 89% - [-11% by Krua, From 100%]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, behind the others, targeting Krua

LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 88% - [Unchanged] <FROZEN>
NE of the hellhound twins, facing Animus' dungeon, engaging Barthus, starting flank on left, frozen but ice is chipped by Ribs' arrow

LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 52% - [-3% by Burn, From 55%] <BURN>
Ditto, with a lame left foot and without the frozen part.

LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, flanking Ouroboros & Ragnarok

LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 71% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, attacking Ouroboros & Ragnarok

LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 0% - Dead [-28% by Krua, -62% by Serena, From 90%]

LV4 M ROGUE "Lep": 100% - <CHICKEN/INVISIBLE>
Southeastern corridor, next to Magic Door inside dungeon

LV3 M ROGUE "Nyar": 90% - [-10% by Skios, From 100%]
Southeastern corridor, midway through corridor, fighting Skios

Searingflame2
October 23rd, 2013, 14:31
Barthus had his verbal request responded to with good speed, his allies arriving on the scene. Very soon after their arrival, Bobo was frozen and Chump abused with both flame and arrow.

Where previously the odds had been stacked against him, they were now truly in his favour, his opponent weakened and maimed as it was. Still, Barthus falt no need to force advantage - easier to force an error from the dwarf, an easy thing as range had become easy to obtain without Bobo at his heels.

He continued to block the Chump's axe with the head and shaft of his sledge, lacking room and time to take a proper swing - any time he made attempt, the dwarf pressed on the attack and obliged him to block or receive the bite of steel. That was to be his downfall.

Preparing a swing from behind his right thigh, the orc took a half step back, placing himself just inside the dwarf's reach. The little man pushed forward, assessing that offense was to be the best means of defence, but in doing so, he put too much weight on his lamed foot. Falling off balance, the dwarf tipped forward, his head leading his body on path to ground, arms quickly darting out to arrest his fall. He was too late, though, as his foe's sledge met his face before he reached the floor.

The blow was powerful, enough to completely reverse the direction of his fall and give him whiplash. He wasn't dead, but he was certainly out for the count.

Barthus gave a gutteral laugh before taking note of his surroundings.

Shit eaters got one of our own. No matter, she was no kin of mine.

The orc moved with purpose towards the 'puppy twins,' intending to relieve his ally from unfavorable odds. His opening swing was anticipated and easily dodged by Cletus, who turned his attentions to the pink humanoid. Barthus proceeded to block the moves of the dwarf as he had before, his flesh occasionally taking concessions due to his rusty skill.

Barthus Summary:
Health: 65% (-13%, from Cletus)
Level: 2.20 (+0.42, victory, sparring, some liberties due to previously low XP gain)
Inventory: 1 cracked 2h sledge, 4 hastar weed samples.
Location: Immediately adjacent to 'puppy,' not in way of bridges.
Status: Fighting Cletus
Summary: Barthus knocked out Chump, laughed and has moved to engage Cletus.


LV4 M HUM ARCH "Rossco": 89% - [Unchanged]]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, behind the others, targeting Krua

LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 88% - [Unchanged] <FROZEN>
Frozen

LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, engaging Barthus

LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 71% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, attacking Ouroboros & Ragnarok

LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 20% - [-32% by sledge to head, fall] <BURN>
Unconscious from blunt trauma.

LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 0% - Dead [-28% by Krua, -62% by Serena, From 90%]

Mothrayas
November 1st, 2013, 00:44
The Hellhound heads both had noticed the battle was now in full force. Up until this point in time, the hellhound was outnumbered by the two dwarves attacking him. Now, though, it finally got its backup pulling one of the dwarves away from itself.

It was hardly even necessary anymore, though. The dwarf that remained in front of the hellhound was already severely weakened from the battle. The dwarf's face resembling a heap charcoal and dozens of dog paw scratches were starting to do him in. The hellhound was also getting weakened, but did not let it interfere in the fight. Ragnarok proceeded to taunt the dwarf, Cobb.

"Hey midget, bet you I give you one more swipe and you're going to pass out by blood loss. Wanna bet?"

Cobb wouldn't spare any word, instead opting to try and use his remaining force to lunge with his axe towards the hellhound, which quickly jumped away. The hellhound then countered with a quick swipe with its right paw horizontally across Cobb's body. The swipe left some deep cuts in Cobb's body, which started bleeding noticably.

"I don't think he'll..."

"Give him a minute."

A brief pause followed, before the dwarf fell down and passed out.

"Told ya."

The hellhound then stood back in the battle. While they weren't going to just leave the field, Ouroboros and Ragnarok knew they were too much beat up to immediately start engaging another enemy. They could leave the other creatures to finish up the work for them. There weren't a lot of enemies left.

Summary: L2 Dwarf Cobb down

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 37% (from 77%)
Location: Animus' shore
Status: Standing back
Mood: neutral/ow / mix excited/ow
Level: 3
Gold: 0


LV4 M HUM ARCH "Rossco": 89% - [Unchanged]]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, behind the others, targeting Krua

LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 88% - [Unchanged] <FROZEN>
Frozen

LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, engaging Barthus

LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 20% - [-51% by Ouroboros & Ragnarok, from 71%]
Unconscious from blood loss

LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 20%
Unconscious from blunt trauma.

LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 0% - Dead

Mothrayas
November 1st, 2013, 02:12
Skios continued to cling onto the rogue, and proceeded to bite the rogue in his left shoulder.

"Argh! Okay, now I've had enough of you. Die!"

The rogue brandished his knife and stabbed Skios with it with enough force to knock him off the rogue's body.

"Oh, I'm not going to die to you. You look far too weak for that."

The rogue was angered by Skios' taunt. He quickly tried to approach Skios and strike with the knife again, but Skios easily outsped the rogue's movements. This only angered the rogue more.

"Stand still and die, you measly little bug!"

The rogue tried to strike again, and Skios stepped back in time for the rogue to miss again. However, realizing he still had to take the rogue out before the other rogue would be freed from his chicken curse, he decided to go on the offensive.

"Hey. Puny human. Try to catch me now!"

Skios used his invisibility to cloak himself. The rogue, lacking the ability to see invisible, lost sight of him.

"Hey, where'd you go now? Show yourself and fight me, you coward!"

"Gladly."

The rogue heard the voice coming from behind. Before he had time to turn around, Skios hopped up and latched himself onto the rogue's back. After flinching for a moment, the rogue tried to stab Skios directly from his uneasy position. Before he could finish brandishing his knife and starting his stabbing motion, the rogue flinched again by the sudden pain impulse of Skios sinking his fangs rather deep into the rogue's neck.

When he regained his composure again, the rogue then quickly stabbed into Skios' body. He wasn't able to make a deep cut, due to the tricky twists of his arm required to hit Skios on his back, and also being resisted by Skios' protection ability. Skios held on tight, knowing for sure he'd last much longer than the rogue would.

As the seconds then passed on, the rogue was desperately working to push his knife deeper into Skios' body, while Skios was sinking his fangs even deeper into the rogue's neck. Eventually, Skios pulled his fangs out, leaving deep holes in the rogue's neck and leaving a stream of blood to start flushing out.

"Okay, that should be enough."

Skios jumped off the rogue's back with enough force to knock the rogue over forward. The rogue was then knocked out when his face landed badly and smacked into the floor.

Skios then turned towards the other rogue, which was still in his helpless chicken form. When Skios approached the chicken-rogue, it backed away in a corner towards the door, while dropping manure on the dungeon floor. As Skios slowly approached the chicken, the door behind it picked up on Skios' presence and opened. The chicken-rogue immediately saw its chance to escape and made a quick run for it towards Elyon's territory.

"Oh, snap...should've seen that coming."

Before Skios could start the chase, the chicken-rogue returned to its human form, just as it was about to be picked up by a dungeon keeper's hand and subsequently transported away.

"Well...at least I got one of 'em down. And they didn't make it far into the dungeon."

Skios turned around and went back into Animus' dungeon, slowly walking down the corridor.

Summary: Skios had a fight with the rogue and basically kicked his ass. When he tried to approach the other rogue (as a chicken), he accidentally opened the door for the rogue and left him to escape and be pulled away by Elyon.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 74% (from 92%)
Location: Southeastern corridor of Animus' dungeon
Status: moving
Mood: victorious
Level: 7 (ding)
Gold: 0


LV4 M ROGUE "Lep": 100%
Escaped and picked up by Elyon

LV3 M ROGUE "Nyar": 26% - [-64% by Skios, From 90%]
Unconscious

Mothrayas
December 25th, 2013, 01:22
The battle seemed to last for an eternity. Krua was still locked in combat with Rossco. Both sides were exchanging and evading projectiles. Krua managed to whittle Rossco's health down, albeit slowly. Simultaneously, time was progressing... slowly. To Krua, every second passed seemed like another eternity flowing by. Eventually, Krua grew weary of the process. It was time to opt for a new, different strategy. Rossco would need to be overpowered by a different method, and that method would be required to be efficient and fast.

Krua started by using Invisibility to cloak herself. Rossco noticed Krua disappear. It appeared the spider gave up, which only raised his cockiness.

"Heheheheh. Yer' givin' up, ye little bug? Yeah, I'da run off home to mommy too, 'f I were you. Y'see how the Bandits'll squish yer like th' bug y'are."

As Rossco was about to aim his next arrow at Barthus, Krua was approaching Rossco in her cloaked state. Standing right beside him, she charged up her Freeze and quickly unleashed it on Rossco, coating his body in a layer of ice. With the initial layer of ice holding Rossco immobile and in place, she continued to charge up energy and focus it upon the frozen Rossco, expanding the ice around him. As the ice got thicker, it also started crushing Rossco on the inside. After a number of seconds, with the ice around Rossco almost forming a solid rectangular box, Krua took control over the ice to swiftly smash the ice into the ground. The ice cube shattered against the floor, leaving an unconscious Rossco on the floor from the impact.

Krua quietly turned around to target the remaining opponents. She did not yet attack them, though - her offensive agaist Rossco left her quite drained of energy.

Summary: Krua kicked Rossco's ass using excessive ice force.

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 68% (from 90%)
Location: Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories
Status: recharging energy
Mood: tranquil fury
Level: 7
Gold: 0


LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 88% - [Changed]
Unfrozen

LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 100% - [Unchanged]
On the bridge, close to southwest room, engaging Barthus

LV4 M HUM ARCH "Rossco": 31% - [-58% by Krua, from 89%]
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, unconscious

LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 20%
Unconscious from blood loss

LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 20%
Unconscious from blunt trauma.

LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 0% - Dead

(note: Bobo is now unfrozen due to reasons involving attempt at reasonable freeze timespan)

Mothrayas
March 7th, 2014, 22:31
Skios entered Animus' dungeon again, noticing its overall emptiness. The battle was still going on? It appeared he would be needed still. He raced over to the battle scene, with two of the enemy Dwarves still standing up and well.

"Oh, come on. You're still at it here? I already cleaned up the other side of the dungeon and we're still busy against these puny dwarves here. Looks like I have to do everything here."

The spider approached the unoccupied Dwarf, Bobo. Soon he stood directly in front of him.

"Okay, I'm getting really annoyed by your kind here. Now, if you'd be so kind to go down, and do so fast."

Skios hit the dwarf with a quick yet powerful tackle, knocking him over. Skios quickly got up to the dwarf's right thigh and put it between his fangs, crushing it like a pair of pincers snapping a tree branch. He proceeded just as easily with the other leg.

"Goody. Now, if you'll--

Skios was interrupted by the dwarf Bobo now, left immobile on the ground, just loudly screaming in pain. The screaming proceeded to continue for a while.

"Well, if you're going to do that after going down so easy, then just shut up right now."

Skios moved up to Bobo's throat. If snapping his legs were relatively simple like this, silencing the dwarf would be easy as well. He put his fangs on the sides of the dwarf's neck and pulled them together with his fullest strength. Seconds later, a third snapping sound caused the dwarf's scream to gradually silence.

With the dwarf now silenced on the floor, Skios looked up towards the last remaining Bandit; the dwarf known as Cletus, who was still in combat with their fellow creature Barthus the Orc.

The Hellhound now also returned to the scene, since the odds were now 5 of theirs against 1 remaining weak opponent.

"So, do we jump in here now? Our Orcish friend here is still quite busy here, so..."

"Well, it would be rude to interru--

Ragnarok unleashed a deep breath of flames into Cletus' face. Promptly, his facial hair was set ablaze.

"ACK! MY BEARD! MY GLORIOUS BEARD, IT BURNS!"

"'Kay, that should keep him just a little distracted."

Skios, Ouroboros and Ragnarok proceeded to wait for a while. Combat still wouldn't progress much. Eventually, they just decided they'd just gang up on him and be done with it quicker that way. The dwarf was then flanked from both sides by the two creatures, with the Hellhound biting and incinerating the dwarf's face from one side, and Skios clamped on and biting his face from the other side. Moments later, the final dwarf Cletus was also left down on the floor, bleeding, and his once-glorious dwarven beard mostly charred away.

"Well, now we are finally done here."

The Hellhound returned to the Lair to heal. Skios joined Krua to also return to the Lair.

Summary: Long-overdue battle end. Skios and Dog kick everyone's ass.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 72%
Location: Way to lair
Status: walking to lair
Mood: mix victorious and annoyed
Level: 7
Gold: 0

Ouroboros & Ragnarok, the bipolar Hellhound
Health: 37%
Location: Way to lair
Status: walking to lair
Mood: neutral / neutral
Level: 3
Gold: 0



LV3 M DWARF "Bobo": 44% [-44% by Skios and Dog, from 88%]
Unconscious from burning assault

LV2 M DWARF "Cletus": 42% - [-58% by Skios, from 100%]
Unconscious from broken legs and broken neck

LV4 M HUM ARCH "Rossco": 31%
Halfway on bridge between Animus and Elyon's territories, unconscious

LV2 M DWARF "Cobb": 20%
Unconscious from blood loss

LV2 M DWARF "Chump": 20%
Unconscious from blunt trauma.

LV3 M THIEF "Davie": 0% - Dead

Mothrayas
March 7th, 2014, 22:31
Animus had been observing the battle. He had not strictly needed to interfere in the battle against the Bandits - beside dropping out Skios, but that was for other pressing reasons - but the battle still said a lot about his creatures' capability.

"Magnificent. With my creatures in such a state, one more battle and I will be undone."

The most positive news was that some positive news actually existed. Elyon's rogues have been thwarted, and most likely were unable to grant their Keeper any intel about his dungeon. Additionally, he managed to capture one of them. On the other front, he also got a few prisoners out of the Bandits. How useful those are for intel, Animus wouldn't know yet, and their usefulness for anything else would be considered dubious at best.

The biggest loss is that of one of his own creatures. With just six creatures, Animus really could not affort losing any one of them. Especially when many of his creatures actually fared fairly poorly, in what actually should have been a very feasible fight without any major losses. Ribs in particular turned out nearly completely useless as the fight continued on. Loyalty is always a valuable trait, but if one has little else to offer when that is direly needed, its value greatly diminishes. The newest recruit Barthus worked reasonably towards Animus' expectations. But it became obvious that his two spiders were pretty much what the fight depended on to not turn into complete failure. And even they wouldn't be able to handle a larger or better equipped army than the first band of bandits Animus came across.

Bottom line, Animus' top priority for now was to avoid any kind of confrontation with either Elyon or the Bandits until the power discrepancy was evened out a whole lot.

However, for now, Animus could still possibly make a profit out of the access to Bandit territory they have now. After all, it is the Bandits that hold most of the riches in this land.

Animus put an Imp down at the edge of the bridge to claim Elyon's part of the bridge and then claim the Bandits' territory and explore a bit ahead. As the Imp went in, Animus noticed the shininess of several gold bags in the room. His intuition was right here; the Bandits really do have many riches stored about. In fact, it's surprising that this much gold was left so relatively openly.

Animus consumed his mana to create a few Imps in order to carry the gold bags over to his own treasury. The room had a door leading to possibly new areas, but Animus did not want to stir anything up or alert anything beyond the door. He made sure not even the sound of an Imp's footstep would make it through the door.

Over in the dungeon, Animus exhausted even more of his mana reserves to heal Barthus, the Hellhound, Krua and Skios. His mana ran out before he could heal Ribs, but Animus figured Ribs could just as well fix himself anyway.

Now it was time to get the dungeon management in order. This is actually a little easier with just 5 creatures, even though it brings up the additional issue of a sheer lack of manpower. Animus started to address his creatures.

"My creatures. You fought...well...it could really use a lot of improvement. We are just with few, right now, so we have not much to work with, but I still think we should be able to manage much better in the future."

"Barthus, you fought well for this battle, but I'm hoping for an even better performance next time. You are to train some more in the Training Room; I am in dire need of creatures who can make a good performance on the battlefield."

"Ouroboros and Ragnarok... Hellhound... you could use a bit more training as well. I have no intention to explore right now in this state, especially with us as incapable as we are now. Should you want to go out there in the future, you will have to be strong enough for it."

"Skios, you performed by far the best in both fights. I don't have more fighting opportunities for you now, but I could use someone on the lookout for any activity from either the bandits or Elyon. If you are ready, I want you to guard the south-west part of my domain; where you fought the bandits moments ago. But make sure to stay out of battle at any time."

"Krua, you are the only one who can research in my dungeon. I have a lengthy list of things that require to be researched, but for now, the Combat Pit is the highest priority. For the next things to research, there will be a list in the Library for anyone who asks."

"Finally...Ribs. You please go to the Workshop and start building Magic Doors. Those I need most right now."

<<And I don't trust Ribs to do anything useful regardless of how much training he has. If he manages to get a Magic Door out that's really just a bonus.>>

Animus shifted his focus over to the prison and torture room. The Rogue and all the Bandits were crammed together in a way too small prison, and pretty much just formed a pile of unconscious bodies in a single floor tile. The rooms really needed some expansion there. Animus also noticed Elyon's Maiden was killed on the Torture table, at no useful information gain. Clearly Elyon's creatures would be tough nuts to crack. Animus wouldn't want a similar waste to happen with the Rogue he captured recently.

With his newly gained gold from the Bandits' lair, Animus could expand the prison and torture room so he could appropriately maintain the captives. Counting the Bandits' gold, he found he gained a total of 22500 gold from the Bandits. Certainly not a bad haul for the time being.

Animus ordered his Imps to dig out some spare room on the left wall of the room, and they did as soon as possible. Afterwards, he expanded the prison and torture room, an investment that cost 15750 gold in total. The prison and torture room was now nicely finished. Animus would have liked to expand a few more incomplete rooms, but he'd rather save up his gold for now and leave the less necessary investments for later. The Casino hadn't seen that much actual use anyway.

Finally, as the gold was collected from the Bandits' domain, and Elyon's nearby domain was captured, Animus sold the bridge which allowed the Bandits access towards his dungeon. If any of them were to come in, they would just be led to Elyon's domain. Animus figured it perhaps could cause some animosity or conflict between the two sides, while Animus would keep himself out of it. The Bandits certainly wouldn't be happy about their stash being stolen.



Summary: TODO

Animus got stash of gold (22500) from Bandits territory, retreated from there, and expanded prison/torture chamber. Gave creatures orders.

Mothrayas
March 7th, 2014, 22:32
Skios and Krua were still walking towards the lair. They heard the Keeper call their orders.

"Yeah, yeah. Will go there and stuff. Gimme a minute."

Skios was more concerned with his sister, who seemed less than happy with the battle's outcome. It was not a common sight for Skios to see Krua like that.

"...They killed her. I liked her."

The issue was, this time, more deeply rooted than was usual for Krua. It was a rare connection, and it was promptly broken.

"...They killed her... I liked her..."

Skios figured to leave Krua alone in her mantra, and slowly walked away over to the guard room. Several minutes later, Krua quietly entered the library and started researching the Combat Pit as instructed.

Summary: Skios and Krua entered the lair, and went on their own business from there.

Skios the Brutal Arachnid Warrior
Health: 100% (from 74%)
Location: Southwest part of Animus' terrain
Status: going to guard
Mood: mildly concerned
Level: 7
Gold: 0

Krua the Icy Arachnid Witch
Health: 100% (from 68%)
Location: Library
Status: researching Combat Pit
Mood: quiet
Level: 7
Gold: 0

Keeper Decagon
March 10th, 2014, 13:29
Sapphira
The Storm Salamander


A static crackle resonates through the crystal columns surrounding the Portal's abyss, and the Portal explodes into a small thunderstorm, revealing the new arrival as it dissipates.

SOME KIND OF SALAMANDER HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON.

The sapphire-blue lizard walked forwards, towards the Heart of the Keeper.

Hmph, this place will do for now. Exploring the underworld is really quite tiring.

She looked up at the Heart.

Huh, I've never seen a Heart like that before.

"Greetings, Keeper Animus. I'm Sapphira, and I'll place my abilities at your disposal for a while, until I need to continue my search for... someone. Oh yeah, and I'm no normal Salamander, as you can tell. I won't be wading through lava, but I can help disable traps. So... yeah."

She gave a small bow, and walked out of the room, making her way into the Lair. She created her pit-lair in the corner, and decided to explore the dungeon before anything else. The first place she went to led to the outside, with a Spider seemingly standing guard. Beyond him was a huge river of molten lava, the heat of which caused Sapphira to recoil and head back into the main dungeon.

"Ugh, too hot."

Sapphira walked through the hatchery, eating a chicken on the way, and poked her head into the training room, before continuing on around the dungeon.

Hmm, this Keeper seems to be lacking in creatures. I wonder why... agh, no I don't.

She shook her head, and decided she would go and train for a while, until someone needed her for something.




Sapphira Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 4
Gold Held: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Mood: Hmph
Status: Training
Location: Training Room
Efficiency: 100%
Equipment: Nothing
Experience: 1/60 (+1 training)
Quick Summary: Sapphira entered Animus' dungeon!

Keeper Decagon
March 11th, 2014, 14:48
:beetle: Geode :beetle:
The Rock-Hard Beetle

Shortly after the previous arrival, the Portal lit up again, and a rock covered in pointy crystals climbed out of the abyss.

A ROCK HAS ENTERED YOUR DUNGEON

The rock looked up at the ceiling.

"What, seriously? You can't even tell what I am?"

Um... you're a talking rock, aren't you?

"No, I'm not, I'm a... you know what, never mind."

The rock crawled towards the Dungeon Heart on its strangely organic legs, and it looked up at the huge glowing ball.

"Greetings Keeper, and before you ask, I am not a rock. I'm Geode, a Beetle. This rocky shell of mine is caused by a disorder, although it has helped me quite a bit in fights. I pledge me and my abilities to your cause, my Lord."

Geode bows his head, before making his way into the Lair and creating his lair. He then walks slowly through the Hatchery, and into the Training Room, proceeding to attack a dummy.




Geode Summary :beetle:

Health: 100%
Carapace Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Mood: Neutral
Status: Training
Location: Training Room
Efficiency: 100%
Equipment: None
Experience: 1/15 (+1 training)
Quick Summary: Geode entered the dungeon, was mistaken for a rock, introduced himself, and went to train after making his lair.

Keeper Decagon
April 2nd, 2014, 08:19
Sapphira
The Storm Salamander



:beetle: Geode :beetle:
The Rock-Hard Beetle

After a short while of lobbing Lightning bolts at the wall, Sapphira spotted something crawl into the Training Room. She turned to see what it was... and it was a rock, with legs.

"What the hell is that?"

She suddenly held her hands over her mouth as she realized she was speaking out loud. The rock turned its head towards the electric lizard, and it crawled up to her.

"Excuse me? What the hell is what?"

Geode looked at the Salamander sternly.

"I, uh... nothing, it was nothing... I thought I saw a... micro-piglet?"

"Mhm. Anyway, I must get back to training."

The Beetle began to walk to a dummy, but Sapphira's curiosity was still not satisfied.

"So, uh, what's with your shell? Why does it look like rock?"

Geode turned.

"It is the result of a magical incident whilst I was still an egg. My mother just happened to have made her nest upon a Mana Vault, and as you can see, it had... unexpected effects upon me and my siblings, to say the least. Enough about me though, what about yourself? You certainly aren't a normal Salamander."

Sapphira nodded.

"I was the victim of a... terrible experiment the Heroes performed upon me and another Salamander. It... hurts to talk about it."

"Very well, I do not wish to pry unnecessarily."

Geode nodded, returning to his training. Sapphira looked around for a moment before regaining her focus, continuing her training too.




Sapphira Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 4
Gold Held: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Mood: Neutral
Status: Training
Location: Training Room
Efficiency: 100%
Equipment: Nothing
Experience: 3/60 (+2 training)
Quick Summary: Sapphira talked to Geode.

Geode Summary :beetle:

Health: 100%
Carapace Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Mood: Neutral
Status: Training
Location: Training Room
Efficiency: 100%
Equipment: None
Experience: 2/15 (+1 training)
Quick Summary: Geode talked to Sapphira.

Keeper Decagon
April 8th, 2014, 09:11
Dread, the Demon Spawn

The Portal hummed briefly before it exploded into a firestorm, and the small form of a Demon Spawn jumped out of it.

A DREAD DEMON SPAWN HAS ARRIVED.

Good, custom introduction. I might just enjoy it here.

He marched forward, into the Dungeon Heart Chamber. He looked up at the glowing Heart.

"Keeper Animus, I am Dread. You may have heard of me and my talents for destruction, surely. Just give me a target and it dies."

He made his way into the Lair, creating an abnormally large lair for himself, and he waltzed off to the Training Room, cutting a swathe of death through the Hatchery as he went. When he got to the Training Room, he took note of the other creatures in there, but he did not care much. All he wanted to do was to get stronger so he could kill bigger things more easily.




DREAD Summary

Health: 100%
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Mood: Neutral
Status: Training
Location: Training Room
Efficiency: 100%
Equipment: Nothing
Experience: 1/15 (+1 training)
Quick Summary: ...a Dread Demon Spawn has arrived.

Keeper Decagon
April 29th, 2014, 08:47
Sapphira
The Storm Salamander



:beetle: Geode :beetle:
The Rock-Hard Beetle


Dread, the Demon Spawn

Geode and Sapphira were busy with their training when the golden-scaled Dread entered the room.

First things first; these fools need to know who they're dealing with.

"Hey, everyone listen up. I'm Dread, and I warn you not to mess with me. I will probably kill you."

He walked on, attacking a training dummy and doing spectacular damage to it with just a few hits. Sapphira and Geode turned to look at Dread almost at the same time.

"You what?"

Sapphira's aura flared up as she became a lot more tense.

"Pfft, who are you to warn us? You are nothing but a puny Demon Spawn."

Geode looked on as Dread turned to face the static lizard.

"Puny? I'll show you puny!"

Dread launched himself at Sapphira, tackling her and knocking her to the floor. Slightly dazed, Sapphira tried to kick him off of her, but he was surprisingly strong for his size. He slashed at Sapphira, causing several deep scratches along her neck.

"Agh!"

In a split-second, she shot a burst of Lightning at Dread, and at such close range, it knocked him flying. After he landed somewhat painfully on top of a training dummy, he crawled back towards the wounded Salamander. Tired and bleeding, Sapphira crawled away from him until she reached the wall.

"Now, reptile, you're dead!"

Dread lunged at Sapphira, but met a large solid object that moved in front of her at the last minute. Stunned, Dread stumbled backwards. Geode turned himself, now facing Dread.

"Stop fighting! My goodness, you're supposed to be on the same team here! Focus your anger on something else, like a rival Keeper or some Heroes."

Sapphira looked past Geode, at the enraged Demon Spawn. Dread took the words in for a moment, and upon reaching the conclusion that he would not be able to get past the rocky barricade that was Geode's shell, he slowly nodded, hissing as he went back to training.

Geode turned. Sapphira breathed heavily, nodding to the rocky Beetle.

"Thanks... for the help."

"No problem, just don't make a habit from starting fights."

Geode chuckled.

"I'll try, but I can't promise anything."

Sapphira smirked, and clambered to her feet. The wounds Dread left on her neck were quite deep, forcing her to abandon her training for now. She stumbled out of the room clutching her neck, towards the Lair. Geode sighed, happy that he was able to save the day, and he returned to his training.




Sapphira Summary

Health: 82% (-18% by Dread)
Level: 4
Gold Held: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Mood: ...
Status: Sleeping
Location: Lair
Efficiency: 0%
Equipment: Nothing
Experience: 15/60 (+2 training, +10 fighting)
Quick Summary: Sapphira fought with Dread, was saved by Geode, and went to the lair to recover.

Geode Summary :beetle:

Health: 100%
Carapace Health: 98% (-2% by Dread's collision)
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Mood: Neutral
Status: Training
Location: Training Room
Efficiency: 100%
Equipment: None
Experience: 11/15 (+3 training, +6 protecting Sapphira)
Quick Summary: Geode protected Sapphira from Dread's attack, diffusing the situation and returning to training.

DREAD Summary

Health: 87% (-5% by Sapphira's Lightning, -6% by landing on a training dummy, -2% by running into Geode)
Level: 1
Gold Held: 0
Gold in Lair: 0
Mood: Slightly angered
Status: Training
Location: Training Room
Efficiency: 120%
Equipment: Nothing
Experience: 13/15 (+2 training, +10 fighting)
Quick Summary: Dread fought Sapphira, ran into Geode's shell, and agreed to a 'truce' before going back to training.