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PostSubject: Sweet Nothings.   Sat May 22, 2010 9:16 pm

An Account from A Soldier of the Argent Dawn, recalling the events of an incursion into The Icecrown Citadel to an Elven scribe:

The soldier lets out a cough to clear his throat, then in a factual tone, begins his tale. “Many good men and women lost their lives that day, though many more were saved, myself included, thanks to the sacrifice made by two of our number. May the light shine on their memories.” The soldier scratched the long scar on his right cheek, organising his thoughts. After some prompting, he resumed his story. “…Yes indeed, two Blood Knights, going by Caledar and Emmelina, if I didn’t know better I’d say they were involved…. Anyway, there was a group of maybe ten of us, and it was just a routine patrol of the conquered areas of the citadel. We entered a chamber, perfectly circular, with the same icy décor as the rest of the light-forsaken place. We were barely there for a minute, taking a look about, stood in the centre of the room, eyeing up the size of the place.” The soldier waves for a pot of ale, the memory casting a dark shadow over his features, reminiscing quietly as he sips, his mind replaying the event….

…Several score of undead and Vrykul stepped out of the shadows, which hid several alcoves and tunnels in their depths, expertly designed for the purpose of ambush. These cold blooded monstrosities encircled the small patrol, numbering around fifty all told. There was no banter to be had before the onslaught began in earnest. The scourge were there to do one thing: kill. The huge Vrykul were at the forefront of the assault, swinging their massive blades with deadly force as they rushed into the small circle of soldiers bearing the marks of the Argent Crusade. One man fell in the initial charge despite the admirable effort the soldiers put in to guard themselves against the ambush. The remaining nine were reduced to desperately defending themselves with swift parries and shield blocks, retreating towards the main entrance of the Citadel while attempting to penetrate the ring and escape to the tunnels where, at least, they could not be surrounded. Finally it was Caledar who broke that ring, leaping out from the group with a feral roar and protected by a powerful glow of holy energy. With his axe raised overhead he charged and sliced through a stumped Vrykul, severing it’s upper body in a diagonal slash from shoulder to waist. Without pause, the sin’dorei threw himself at the neighbouring foe, tackling it to the ground and opening up a small gap in the process. Emmelina, mere feet away from Caledar, chose this time to strike. Slamming her shield into the Vrykul before her, she sent it toppling into the rearward ranks of undead ghouls, widening the gap. Their comrades rushed through, five of them making it out into the tunnel before the ranks closed once more, and the remaining four were swiftly surrounded yet again. The enemy was roused from their stunned inactivity and roared with avenging wrath. Caledar, after defeating the Vrykul he had been tousling with, found himself on his knees edging slowly backwards toward the Crusaders while attempting to savagely defend himself from a flurry of blows. He managed to knock back a blade, its wielder spinning into its allies, giving Caledar room to stand and quickly survey the battle. What he saw was a group of scourge running towards his recently escaped comrades, who in turn were trying desperately to rejoin the fight, as hopeless as it was. Caledar shook his head sadly, knowing in his gut that this would be his last fight. “Live well!” he shouted to them as he sent a powerful glowing bolt at the ceiling in front of his allies, shattering it, and blocking the entrance to the chamber…

… “’Live well’ he said to me,” spoke the soldier as he snapped out of his recollections. He cleared his throat again, looking straight into the green eyes of the elfin scribe who recorded the tale, speaking in a hollow voice. “The roof came down in front of us five survivors, and each one fled, returning to our encampment, but not me. I stayed, trying to claw my way back to the brave few trapped inside. My efforts were of course futile, however, I removed enough rock to see the events that unfolded before I too fled.”…

… In the few moments it took for the ceiling to collapse two more of the trapped Crusaders were cut down. They paid the ultimate price for the distraction of breathlessly watching Caledar saving the others while more enemies pressed in around them. That left the two Blood Knights, fighting back to back in grim silence like countless times before. After several intense moments of steel clashing against steel and blade tearing into flesh, Caledar shouted over his shoulder to Emmelina, “I knew it would end like this! Death on the field of battle-” He was cut short as he ducked from a massive swing to his head, which whistled harmlessly over him, and missing Emmelina’s back plate by a mere inch. If she responded at this time, he did not hear her, busy as he was. He resumed his shouting as he stood once more, though he paused in between ducks and parries, his full attention on living long enough to speak his piece. “ But I never -… Knew I would be so -…Lucky, as to die-… By your side.” Emmelina replied in a voice strained with effort and the fierceness the battle demanded of her; “You really think -this- is the moment for sweet nothings?“ Knowing the end to be near, Caledar ignored the sin’dorei’s words and reached out behind him with his left hand to take hers. Her shield clattered noisily to the ground as she grabbed Caledar’s hand tightly, both of them defending themselves one-handed with the fierce stubbornness they were known for. This weakened defence did not hold out long and one of Caledar’s blocks were thrust aside before a savage spear thrust shattered his lower ribcage, driving deep into his body. Caledar cried out, once, making sure his right hand had a good grip on his weapon, so he could die with it in his hand, before he fell to his knees, feet giving out as the strength rapidly left his limbs. His victorious opponent, laughing manically, stepped around the fallen paladin, ready to take the fight to the sole survivor, Emmelina. However, before he reached her, she had already been dispatched…

“ I know not quite how, She was faced away, and I had my eyes closed after witnessing Caledar being run through with a polearm.” continued the soldier. “All I pray for is that those brave souls be left unmolested in death. The only fate I can think of that would be worse for them is that they should become Death Knights. Though I know in my heart that they would resist the Lich king with every fibre of their being.” The soldier’s voice cracked and a tear stained his eyes at reaching the conclusion of his tale. “I do not know if there were any final words in their last moments in life, I was sobbing and fleeing at the time, but I do know that Caledar was not quite dead as I left. So maybe there was something said or done in those final moments, but alas, they are lost forever in time. Light be with them both.”







(( And so Ends the story of Caledar and Emmelina! We are both soon to retire from this server to RP on another that we found, I think I speak for both of us when I say that the RP scene here has somewhat died of late, to the point where we actively sought out a new place to play. It is sad, because some of you on here really have tried to get the community going, but I’m going to try my hand elsewhere for a time. I will still have some alts on this server, and I have not quite decided what to do with Cale as yet, but I will be moving characters away around Sunday time. If you want to contact me, I will still be adminning the boards, so shoot me a pm, or if you want to track my alts down to RP with me, you can also contact me on msn or email at Callum_harding91@hotmail.co.uk . It has been a good run guys, and thanks to all who I have RP’d with and played with in general, I enjoyed it. Special thanks to Jaelen for the DoA events, which really helped me sink my teeth into RP events, and Ala and Catari, who let me join in on a few of their raids Smile))
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sat May 22, 2010 9:22 pm

((This was a collaberative effort between me and Caledar. I just wanted to chime in and thank everyone for their embrace when I first joined and started to RP here. It's been challenging and I've learned a lot about Warcraft lore I never knew and never would know if it wasn't for the involving RP and that many of you took the time to talk to me OOC. There are many reasons for why I'm choosing to move on, none of which I feel obliged to put here. If you wish to contact me, please feel free to PM. I'll be popping in game with Emmelina to raid (she's obviously strictly OOC now), or maybe on an alt. Live well and prosper, my fellow nerds.))
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sat May 22, 2010 9:55 pm

((Its a huge shame to see you leave. my heart honestly dropped when I read you were retiring your characters... which server are you moving to? Its possible I might have an alt there. Looks like I'm also going to have to edit you both ou of the Awesome Trailer I made fo DoA book 3 chapters 5 and 6... lots of work :-( ))

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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sat May 22, 2010 10:38 pm

(( Damn shame to see you both go. But i cant help but think that you both looked the wrong places for rp. Cause its far from dead. Anyhow, i wish you both luck in your future gaming and rp hunting Smile ))
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sat May 22, 2010 10:41 pm

(( To Cain: Sorry to make more work for you mate, wasn't really the intention. If it is part of the story that they played through, feel free to keep us in, and RP around the dead characters after, if not, well apologies for it being more work Razz))
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sun May 23, 2010 1:47 am

(( Goodbye and thanks for all the fish! ))
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sun May 23, 2010 8:39 am

((You mean so long and thanks for all the fish... silly panda.))
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sun May 23, 2010 10:38 am

(( *cries a river* ))
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sun May 23, 2010 1:36 pm

((Thank you both for your efforts to rp. I just do want to point out, rp has died as people do have exams. It\'s a pity that you have chosen to leave. ))

(( To Cale: Thank you for your strong head approach to rp. I never really hadn't experienced a blood knight before and I can tell you you\'ve made horde paladins look far superior to alliance ones. ))

(( To Emm: To be frank, you have been the only one I have -ever- seen putting Haluthious in his place. This if there was a prize for I would give it, but we had to get rid of that in the credit crunch. Sorry! ))

(( To you both: I hope you take away lovely memories of us here on TVC. We\'re an unique, interesting wacky screw up bunch of peeps ( well I am at least). I think I\'ll speak for all in saying.. That the Royal Apothecary Society would like donnations of money that you have or your boddies will do nicely and also excuse my normal spelling mistakes))




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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sun May 23, 2010 1:48 pm

(( goodbye sounds so much better then so long! ))
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sun May 23, 2010 3:06 pm

((Spoken like a True Apothecary Haluthious :-) I might note that I'm editing the trailer to include a small tribute, nothing signifigant, but slightly touching. It will take quite a while to impliment, but I think both of you deserve it. If you ever change your mind I'm sure the Society will be able to raise you both as Forsaken.))

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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Nothings.   Sun May 23, 2010 3:53 pm

Drilac'n wrote:
((Spoken like a True Apothecary Haluthious :-) I might note that I'm editing the trailer to include a small tribute, nothing signifigant, but slightly touching. It will take quite a while to impliment, but I think both of you deserve it. If you ever change your mind I'm sure the Society will be able to raise you both as Forsaken.))

((I'm touched mate. I had a coupple of spinoff ideas about being raised as a death knight, should I ever feel the need to return. I may well be popping on Tessa Midir, yes, Cale's sister, for those that knew about her, every now and then. Feel free to add her to friends and as I say, if you want to RP with me when I'm around, give me a buzz. Your kind words are appreciated, really. And Cain and Hal I will remember the arguaments between yourselves and Cale over Emm's leg with much fondness, that was much fun ^^))
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