Fantasy Warriors Reborn!

The varied peoples of Middle-earth at times found unity in their pursuits, and all too often experienced deep rifts. Engage in lively conversations as we banter about the differences between the Alliances, and recruit for our People as well. Remember, keep it friendly.

Postby talula » Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:20 pm

Talula follows Tindrock inside for the food. "Tell me, please, where is everyone else and are they in danger? If they need my assistance I want to ride out as soon as posible. And don't worry, I've had a good share of food to hold me over long enough. What news do you have?"<BR><BR>--------------------------------------<BR><BR>OOC: Thanks for the welcome! Yea, I worked at a summer camp for a while- so that was 7 weeks without computer contact and then, well, stuff just happened <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> Anyway- I've read the first post (that's the first thing I did <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> ) and I like the changes. The Mission listing and Tindrock-- it's all pure gold!
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Postby Fantasy_Warriors » Wed Dec 31, 2003 6:35 am

As Tindrock prepared some stew for Talula, he spoke: "They rode out in search of Nyx some days ago. I heard that there was a darkness in the forest, and that they had went in search of it, for fear that Nyx was in danger. I know of no other news of them since."<BR><BR>He turned, and after placing a bowl before Talula, sat down. "I worry for them, but know not where they are. The forest is too big, and it is hard to search. None of their steeds have returned with news as well."<BR><BR>He gazed keenly at her face, and spoke again ere she could. "Do not go in there. You cannot hope to find them, not by yourself."<BR><BR>~Tindrock, FW, Sky
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Postby talula » Fri Jan 02, 2004 9:29 am

"I will take you up on the offer of food, but I'm afraid I cannot just stay here while the others face danger." Talula sat down at the table and began quickly consuming all that was in the bowl.<BR><BR>"I guess I kind of lied when I said I had plenty to eat." She wiped her mouth and stood ready to leave. Before she did so she asked, "Are you sure you know no more of the Guild's whereabouts?"
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Postby skyfiery » Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:12 pm

As Olorin led the way down, Gilael made Sky walk before her so that the Elf could keep her eyes on her mortal friend at all times. <BR><BR>Sky slowed her steps to put more distance between her and Olorin, so that she could speak with her friend without lowering her voice too much. Olorin glanced back once at her, and his eyes gave away naught, though Sky thought that he knew her thoughts, but he said naught and just continued.<BR><BR>"Can we really trust him, Gilael?" Sky was still fingering Leir's sword, bouncing the flat of the blade against her palm in rhythm with her descent. "It has been known that twins are close. Rarely does treachery against the other be known amongst them."<BR><BR>Gilael reached out and gripped Sky's shoulder, in a silent request for them to stop, for she deemed that wasting this small amount of time speaking and clearing her friend's doubts would help them much in any plans they made.<BR><BR>"My friend, I have watched over both Leir and Olorin when they were but children," Gilael said, "and rarely do the temperament and characters of Elves change but for great harm done to them. Olorin will aid us without intention of treachery. He has learnt to hide his thoughts well--as we all must learn to do--but I look in his eyes now, and I see the thoughts there clearly."<BR><BR>Sky paused, and then nodded. "I hear you, Gil."<BR><BR>"Good." Gilael smiled, and gave Sky a gentle push to start her on their descent again.<BR><BR>Sky thought deeply about her friend's words, and she rubbed her thumb over the blade of the Laiquendi king. <i>What plans does he have?</i> she wondered. <i>And this sword...why did he leave it there, where I could take it? Is he not afraid? What are his thoughts?</i><BR><BR>Sky
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Postby Híril » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:14 am

Híril rushed forward and clapped a hand firmly over Vanya's mouth before the young elf could think of a retort. Kneeling down to look the child in the eyes she spoke with the urgency of one who could have their hand bitten at any moment.<BR><BR>"Hush!" she implored. "We may be near the border but elvish ears are sharp and I <i>beg</i> you - please do not hinder our chances of escape."<BR><BR>Slowly, she removed her hand from Vanya's mouth.<BR><BR>"I want to escape too."<BR><BR>The words stunned Híril, and she looked at Nyx as though she might have some sort of explanation.<BR><BR>"I want to come with you." Vanya said, looking up beeseechingly at Gil-Lindar.<BR><BR>Híril held up her hands, palms upwards in a gesture of hopelessness. "That shadow is still out in the forest." How could they take one so young into danger such as that? Yet by their consent or not, it seemed Vanya was determined to follow.<BR><BR>Before any conclusion could be reached, the soft footsteps of Sky reached the grass. Híril smiled to see their companion well and safe.<BR><BR>'<i>At last we can leave this place!</i>' she thought, yearning to be among trees without fear that a red eye was lining up the tip of an arrow with her head.<BR><BR>Ellthane drifted over to the woman and whispered something in her ear. For some reason Híril wasn't so happy about this, though she could not imagine why.<BR><BR>Amongst the familiar faces Sky saw someone shorter than the rest.<BR>"Who is this?"
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Postby Fantasy_Warriors » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:36 am

"I do not," Tindrock answered gruffly. "The forest is a large place and I am kept busy enough keeping track of where everyone is inside the grounds without knowing where everyone is outside of them."<BR>He cleared away Talula's empty bowl just a scratching came at the kitchen door.<BR><BR>Outside sat Morang, who had made his way back to the Guild House as fast as he safely could since Gil-Lindar had bade him do so.<BR><BR>"I suppose you're after a feed and a rub down?" Tindrock asked him, but this was not what Morang wanted. His mistress was still out in the forest.<BR>Talula recognised this...<BR><BR>~ Tindrock (Hiril for Fantasy Warriors)
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Postby Eredolyn » Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:55 pm

Dark and gloomy clouds hid the rising sun, and a mist shrouded the muddy trail. But this did not daunt Findolan, as she urged her dark steed onward in the morning rain. Up and up they climbed, searching for a long rumored fair country that donned three great towers. <BR> Findolan wrapped her leather cloak tightly about her. Where was she going? Why was she going? <BR> "To find myself." she kept muttering throughout the long journey. Five years she had served the king of Rohan, and though she delighted in it, Findolan found no answers that could help her remember her past: shrouded and mysterious like the morning mist...<BR> It was in the foggy woods of Ithilien- six years ago to the day. She wandered under the trees: weary and torn with no recollection of her life before the yesternight. Sensless and aimsless she wandered until she found a lone dark steed tied up to a branch. Some Easterling robber must have tied the steed there and abandoned it. The horse was tame, but it was starving and afraid, just as the young girl was. He wouldn't let her touch him, so, being sensless, she simply sat some distance away and stared at the steed. He looked right back at her. After a while, it was almost as if they were saying: "I'm afraid." "Yes, me too." <BR> When the sun was beginning to set, it seemed they were now saying, "Look, we can't get anything done sitting here. Let's get untied, lead the way, and stop being so cold and hungry." <BR> Thus almost instinctively the sensless girl untied him and hopped on his back. Now he seemed to say "Don't worry. I'll take over from here." He led the child away from the nightmarish woods, and when she fully woke up for the first time she saw the golden hall of Meduseld shining in the morning sun afar. <BR> From that time forward the two had eaten, fought, and wandered together. Now they wandered up the mountain path and finally beheld the wonderous land of the Warriors. "Here we will stay for a time," Findolan said, "For my heart has been strangely resolved to this since the moment I heard of this land. I hope they shall permit you to enter too, <i>Freowing</i>." At this the horse stamped. "Do not worry," the youth laughed, "I will tell them that I shall be borne by you or not at all!"
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Postby skyfiery » Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:22 am

Ellthane spoke softly to Sky. "It is good to have you back with us, Sky. Did he hurt you?"<BR><BR>"No. No he did not." Her tone was subdued, and she was about to say more, ere she saw someone new in their midst. "Who is she?"<BR><BR>Vanya glared at Sky, as if the woman had asked something rude. Sky shrugged, and still Vanya kept silent, glowering. Nyx finally said: "Her name is Vanya. We--I found her just before you came."<BR><BR>"Oh." Sky paused, and nodded. "Hullo."<BR><BR>The Elven-child folded her arms and refused to answer until Hiril nudged her, then she gave a reluctant, "Hullo."<BR><BR>Gilael nodded to Vanya, and Olorin just gazed at her with a toughtful expression, but neither said aught.<BR><BR>Olorin then turned to the group. "We must go quickly, ere the night falls. Leir has always moved about in the night, for he loves the stars and the moon more, remembering memories from ages before." His glance fell upon the sword Sky held, and his eyes met hers. His eyes asked a silent question, and she shrugged her unknowledge.<BR><BR>"Let us go, then." Gil-Lindar glanced upward at the grey sky, catching the slightest glimpse of passing brown. She wondered at that, then realized, "Alagos!"<BR><BR>Sky whirled. "Where?"<BR><BR>"I saw him pass."<BR><BR>"If you have a steed, perhaps we may ask for help." Olorin smiled.<BR><BR>Sky<BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Eredolyn » Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:52 pm

The sky was beginning to clear, as Findolan and Freowing came through a gate already open. They had passed through the valley floor with little trouble, and enjoyed the warmth of the sunlit hills. Now they came on what appeared to be a camp ground. The three towers could be seen overhead, but all was quiet and empty.<BR><i>Where is everyone?</i> thought Findolan, with doubt and fear entering her mind. Then she lighted off Freowing and placed a hand on her sword's hilt.<BR><i>Something was wrong.</i>
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Postby skyfiery » Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:39 am

"I have one," Sky answered. "He is named Alagos, and is a descendent of Gwaihir's brother Landroval. He will bear us all." She glanced around, taking a count of the number of people about her. "But he cannot land. We must find some way to go up to him."<BR><BR>"Is there any tree tall enough for us?" Hiril asked after a long moment of silence, in which Vanya tugged impatiently at her hand. "For Alagos cannot land long, and it will take a few swoops ere we can all climb unto him."<BR><BR>Olorin shook his head, casting a glance upward, and seeing only blue sky amongst the patches of leaves. "We have no place high enough for an eagle of his size and of his birth, and I deem that our scouts would have caught sight of him."<BR><BR>He looked around at the small band. "No. We must chance the grounds and leave by the trees. I will lead all of you, if you will trust me."<BR><BR>Ellthane and Gil-Lindar nodded instantly, for they had known Olorin for long. Nyx consented, followed by Gilael, who trusted the prince. Taking faith in Gilael's trust, Sky did not protest. Hiril minded not, and Vanya voiced naught. And finally, Nyx's brother nodded.<BR><BR>"Since we are all of like mind," said Olorin, "let us not tarry. The sentinels are more alert as dusk falls." <BR><BR>As he brushed past Gilael and Sky to lead the way, his eyes caught on the sword the woman held, and he cast a glance her way, which she held. But he spoke not, and moved quickly.<BR><BR>Sky
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Postby Fantasy_Warriors » Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:46 pm

Tindrock glanced to the window the same time Talula did. They had heard the clattering of hooves upon hard soil a ways from them. The wind was blowing into the room, so that they were alerted to a stranger in their midst.<BR><BR>Besides, none of the Warriors rode a horse.<BR><BR>They set down their bowls, and walked outside, Tindrock wary as usual. <BR><BR>They saw a rider approach, a young girl. She seemed determined, and with a purpose in her direction, and Tindrock and Talula wondered what business she had here.<BR><BR>~FW, Sky
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Postby Eredolyn » Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:03 pm

Findolan walked across the white stone path, beholding in awe the verandas and green training grounds about her. The soldier's gaze locked on the tallest of the three towers, out of which came a small dwarf and a tall Lady- who seemed most distressed. Findolan knew better than to question, so she kept her pace on the white path until she came up front with the dwarf and maiden. Findolan gave a low bow and used her most courteous tone, "Greetings Sir and Lady," She turned to the dwarf, "You are Master Tindrock, are you not?" <BR>The dwarf simply nodded.<BR>"Then I have reached my journey's end, and that is joyous to hear. Many rumors have been whispered about a Guild of Warriors, and of its master, Tindrock. I have come from afar to see if these rumors were true, and to hopefully find tuteledge in the way of the Warrior, so I may better serve my master at home. Findolan is my name. Third Marshal of the Riddermark." <BR>Findolan gave another curteous bow, but the dwarf and the Lady simply stared at her, their eyes traced with distress.<BR>"I know it is not heard of for a maiden to be an officer, but I can assure you my desire to fight and my duty to my king is highly..." Findolan stopped short. She could tell it was not her apperance nor her sudden presence to the Hall that disturbed them. <BR>"Something is wrong, isn't it? I could sense it," Findolan abandoned her formal tone. "I would like to know what has happened here, if permitted, and offer my services in whatever way I can."
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Postby Fantasy_Warriors » Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:27 am

Tindrock glanced at Talula, and back at Findolan. <em>Could they trust her? this Findolan of Rohan.</em> <BR><BR>"Welcome to the guild," the dwarf finally spoke, gruffly. "Perhaps you'll like to rest your steed first, and come in. Then, shall we speak, for this trouble we have, we can find no means to seek its solution yet."<BR><BR>Findolan nodded, and led her horse away. She was gone for some time, and Tindrock led Talula back into the kitchen. They were silent for a moment.<BR><BR>"Our name has travelled far, it seems," she said.<BR><BR>Tindrock sniffed. "It would seem that way." He did not look pleased. "I would have wished for us to be less known, for then, we can work better that way. But what is done is done. What do you think of this girl from Rohan?"<BR><BR>"Rohan has always been true to the Free Peoples," Talula answered. "We have no reason to distrust her."<BR><BR>"Spoken rightly." Tindrock nodded, then chuckled. "And she worries herself a female, when all of the guild now, have no males but for myself. And you are all females who know how to take care of yourselves. Methinks you will all overthrow any man you wish!" he added.<BR><BR>Talula laughed lightly, then they saw that Findolan stood at the doorway, and beckoned her in.<BR><BR>~FW, Sky
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Postby Híril » Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:23 pm

In varying degrees of silence the Fantasy Warriors followed Olorin. Híril shook her arm free of Vanya and moved forward without looking back. The child was not her problem, let her do what she liked.<BR><em>You were alone once too...</em><BR>Híril halted, looking around sharply, but the voice that spoke was one no-one else could hear- it was a voice of memory.<BR><BR>She remembered. There were days of fear. There were days of sadness. There were days of coldness. Days of travelling as she sought for a new home.<BR><BR>Lithorn had given her one. And even though she loved the ancient Ent and had learnt much from him, there was still a certain bond, a special bond, to be found amongst those more of her own ilk. Fantasy Warriors had taught her this much.<BR><BR>Híril turned to look at Vanya, and offered the child a wink - a sign that she didn't have to be alone anymore. When Híril resumed walking she found that immediately in front of her, Ellthane had stopped and was watching.<BR><BR>"What?" she hissed softly at him. "You're holding up the line."<BR><BR>Ellthane smiled in return, and kept walking. Híril did not fail to miss the smugness in his smile.<BR><BR><em>Why did he have to look like he knew something about her? He could be so damn irritating at... well, most of the time.</em><BR><BR>Taken by paths that barely existed, the group wove around alert guards to the border of Laiquendi land.<BR><BR>______________________________<BR><BR>Overlooked amongst the excitement of a new arrival, Morang was growing more and more distressed. His mistress was out there! He carefully approached the new stranger as she arrived, now horseless, at the door and clamped his large jaw around her arm - light enough so as not to hurt her, but firm enough that she would not get her arm back without a struggle. How he wished Gil-Lindar was here - then she would hear him plainly speaking: <em>Come!</em>
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Postby Nyx » Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:58 pm

Nyx walked behind everyone else, admiring the scenery possible for the last time.To take in all the last breathes of small paradises was something usual for her.She had traveled all her life and was acustom to leaving things behind, but this time around it was harder.It felt like with every step to find a way out, she was being choked of breathe. Her life essence wavering, so to speak. Nyx looked down at her two wolvesand courgar. They were both obediently follwing her, but their heads were down and ears folded back as though they were upset or scared.<BR> <BR> "What wrongs?"She whispered to them, making sure that the others didn't hear in case they started to worry.Geri, the one wolf let out a long whine as if he was begging for a bone. "We won't get caught and if we do than we will fight"grinned Nyx.Her pets still didn't change their mood."Well... maybe we can help a bit.Geri and Freki. Go ahead of everyone and see if you can spot any danger or a faster way out. Narem. You stay here. If they do attack someone is going to have to take Vanya to a safe spot.ok?" Nyx whispered. Like shadows both Geri and Freki disappeared into the trees on their search.<BR> <BR><BR> Nyx quickened her pance enough so that she was walking in rhythm with her brother and Vanya.Nyx glanced down at Vanya. She was smiling happily petting Narem as she walked. It seemed that Narem didn't mind at all. Nyx smiled than lifted her head to see her brother, smiling teasely. She rolled her eyes and quickened her pace even more.
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Postby skyfiery » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:13 pm

Gilael and Sky took up the rear, leaving Olorin to lead, Nyx, Vanya and Hiril following him, and Dandigo trailing them. Gil-Lindar and Ellthane walked just before Gilael and Sky. <BR><BR>Nyx's steed and her wolf-friends had found them, and the girl sent them ahead to scout, trusting that they would stay silent and out of sight.<BR><BR>Seeing Neram, Sky suddenly remembered Alagos, and clutched Gilael's arm. "Gilael, Alagos is still up there, searching and waiting for us."<BR><BR>Gilael frowned. "We cannot give ourselves away by sound, and the trees are too high to waste our time with climbing again." She grimaced at herself. "I should have allowed you the chance to call for him when you were in that tree."<BR><BR>"Not your fault." Sky glared at her friend to strengthen her point, and quickened her pace so that she reached Olorin. He had turned his head at her approach. "My steed, Alagos, is still circling above the trees, searching for us. Is there any way we can send word to him?"<BR><BR>"The trees are high," Olorin answered, "and to take all of us up there will draw attention to us."<BR><BR>After a moment of silence, Ellthane spoke. "We will hide. Go find a bow if you can, prince. We will wait here for you."<BR><BR>Olorin glanced at them, took thought with himself, and nodded. "Stay here." He departed quickly and silently.<BR><BR>The others hid themselves amongst some bushes and trees, resting their strength. The sun had moved higher overhead by an hour or more ere Olorin returned, bearing not one bow and quiver, but four. He moved with grace despite his load, and Sky had to envy his kind for that.<BR><BR>He handed the bows and quivers to Hiril, Gil-Lindar and Gilael, keeping one for himself, casting apologetic glances at Ellthane, Nyx, Dandigo and Sky. "I am sorry I could not get your weapons back. I do not know where Leir has kept them."<BR><BR>"We do not need weapons to fight," Dandigo proclaimed.<BR><BR>Ellthane just shook his head, Sky saying, "I am better with a sword." <BR><BR>Everyone looked to her hand, where she gripped a sword evidently of the Laiquendi. She raised her eyes to watch those of Olorin, but he said naught. <BR><BR>"The rest remain here. Sky, come with me. I will lead you up the easiest paths of the highest tree."<BR><BR>Sky nodded and followed the Elf, loosening her cloth belt and looping it under the guard of the blade, and quickly re-tying it slightly to the back of her right hip, where it would not interfere with her movements.<BR><BR>Olorin chose a tree, and with care, cast his eyes up the length of the trunk. In a quiet voice, he pointed out small indentions and barks jutting out as handholds, and told her to climb first. He would follow, and call out instructions if they needed it.<BR><BR>Sky started climbing. Even with Olorin's voice guiding her, the climb was hard, until they came to the first branch high above the ground. Only then were they able to use the branches as ladders, and by then, Sky was breathing hard.<BR><BR>"Are you all right?" Olorin asked halfway up.<BR><BR>"I never knew that climbing a tree without aid could be this hard." She cast him a brief smile, tired.<BR><BR>"We are almost to the top. Mayhap ten minutes more. Will you hold out?"<BR><BR>"I will."<BR><BR>They reached the highest branch, large and wide enough for them to stand without fear of falling. Olorin unslung his bow from his back, and took an arrow out. Sky hesitated, then slipped Boromir's arm guard from her arm.<BR><BR>"Will the arrow fly true?" She held up the arm guard in a question.<BR><BR>Olorin took the guard from her, weighing it in his hand, then nodded. "I will make it do so."<BR><BR>Sky untied her cloth belt, handing it to Olorin. He cast another glance at the sword, but still said nothing, and only tied her arm guard to a sturdy Laiquendi arrow. <BR><BR>Few branches and leaves blocked their view, and Olorin fixed the arrow with its weight to the bowstring. He drew the string back with much strength, pulling it behind his ear. <BR><BR>When the bowstring snapped forward, the arrow flew away with a high whistle that almost startled Sky. But then, she heard a shriek, and a large shape of golden-brown streaked past them.<BR><BR>"Alagos!" Sky cried, hoping that the wind would carry her voice to him. "Meet us at the edge of the forest! Where we entered!"<BR><BR>Olorin then told her not to tarry, and he led the way down the tree, more quickly than they had climbed up.<BR><BR>**********<BR><BR>They were all speaking quietly amongst themselves when Ellthane and Gil-Lindar stopped, bodies tensed. They had lived in these woods for a long and more recent time, and their ears were well-tuned to their whispers.<BR><BR>Yet, these whispers of the trees were muddled and muffled, and even the two Elves could not know the words.<BR><BR>They heard the soft descend of Sky and Olorin, with the Elf below the mortal, ready to catch her should she fall. Gil-Lindar glanced about, caught Gilael's eyes, and knew that the other Elf was worried as well.<BR><BR>"Olorin, Sky, hurry!" Gil-Lindar chanced a harsh call, voice low, almost like a growl to keep it softer. <BR><BR>Those at the ground knew not if Olorin and Sky heard Gil-Lindar, but just as the two seemed to hurry and had almost reached the shrubs that covered the base of the tree, a figure stepped out of some other hiding place of his.<BR><BR>Leir.<BR><BR>Everyone froze, and Vanya pressed herself against Hiril and whimpered. <BR><BR>Seeing them out, Leir stopped, casting a slow glance over them, smiling lazily. "I see that you have escaped." Another slow journey of his intense eyes. "And do tell me, where is <em>Larwen</em>*, eh?"<BR><BR>* <em>Larwen:</em> lit. 'Gold-maiden'. A name Grey-Elf formed for Sky through Leir, because she is like his prize.<BR><BR>Sky
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Postby Nyx » Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:47 pm

Nyx nudged Neram. As his master had told him previously,he went in front of Vanya, teeth bared ready to protect the whimpering litte one. How could he have found us. I sent out my wolves and i didn't even tell anyone was tracking us Nyx asked herself. I just hope that GERI and Freki are alright.. if he hurt them. All my thoughts seemed to stop, as shivers went down my spine. The mere stare made me feel as cool as the icy winter winds. Dandigo put his arm infront of me, protectively, his eyes stern and cold. "Heca ulundo"( be gone monster in Quenya)he mummered under his breathe. ( sorry my computer is a lil screwed up. It won't let me space it out any more @_@ This story is getting majorly good ^^ good job everyone)
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Postby skyfiery » Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:31 pm

"So you managed to escape, I see..." Leir's smile was slow, smirking, and had a hint of admiration to it, though his almost-amber eyes held dangerous glints. He glanced at Ellthane and Gil-Lindar, and made some 'tsk-tsk' sounds. "I wonder if I should pronounce the two of you traitors, or call for guards to save us all."<BR><BR>He avoided the eyes of Gilael, and nodded to Vanya, clutching at Hiril, with Neram before them, teeth bared and body bristling. His eyes narrowed at Dandigo and Nyx. <BR><BR>A moment passed, Leir seeming to take thought with himself camly, faced with unequal odds as he was. Then, he smirked again. "And it seems that you are one mortal short."<BR><BR>"Nay. In your dreams, Leir."<BR><BR>The Laiquendi king felt the touch of dull steel on his neck, its edge tickling his skin. Unafraid, he turned, although the sword was held point-first at him still. As he saw Olorin, he smiled. But when his eyes fell upon Sky, that smile widened till he almost grinned...almost ferally.<BR><BR>"Ah, my <em>Larwen</em> arrives!" He made a mock bow to the Gondorian, and the Warriors were unsure if Leir was actually glad to see her. His eyes strayed to the blade, and Olorin, facing his twin, saw a fire come into his brother's eyes that he did not recognize. "And you have taken my blade..."<BR><BR>Sky gazed steadily at Leir, seeing his smile, wary. Her sword-arm did not tremble as she spoke to the others, "What do we do now?"<BR><BR>"How about Alagos?" Nyx asked. "Did you see him?"<BR><BR>"We hoped that he heard us," Olorin answered. "We shouted to him to meet us at the edge of the forest, where all of you entered."<BR><BR>"But you know not if he heard you," Hiril said, still stroking Vanya's hair.<BR><BR>"No." Sky did not avert her eyes from Leir's as she answered, her will challenging his. But, it was as if Leir held her gaze with his deep eyes, drawing her will deeper into the world that was his alone, while the trees and the other Warriors dropped away. And she was brought into a world where currents ran all ways, twisting and dragging, turning and coiling...<BR><BR>Yet, there was a calm center in their midst. And that center was filled with a warm glow that was soft and not harsh...<BR><BR>"Sky!" She was shaken. "Sky!" She turned her head, and the visions before her instantly changed, and she saw Olorin's eyes, close to her, realized that he gripped her shoulder. "Do not stare too long in his eyes," he hissed lowly, glaring at Leir. <BR><BR>The Gondorian nodded and backed away, lowering the sword but still keeping Leir surrounded.<BR><BR>"Olorin, what now?" Gil-Lindar asked.<BR><BR>"We get past the guards," the Elf answered. "I will lead you to the western border where it is less guarded and there are more friends. And there, it will be a night's walk back to the edge of the forest."<BR><BR>"Then let us make haste," Hiril said, already starting to walk.<BR><BR>Sky walked past Leir as she went to Gilael, and cast a discreet glance at the king. He did not look too happy, and she guessed he did not like the thought that not all of his people were of the same mind as his. But she did not give him more thought, as Gilael fell into pace beside her.<BR><BR>Ellthane and Gil-Lindar brought up the rear.<BR><BR>Sky
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Postby Eredolyn » Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:32 pm

Findolan knew no other life save out in wide open fields with horses or in the closed hall of Meduseld, so imagine her suprise when she found a great dark beir of the forest tugging at her arm! <BR>Findolan's free hand grasped the handle of her sword, but she was too shocked to move. Never had she seen a beast of this sort, and it seemed to gnaw gently at her wrist, instead of visciously snapping it off. <BR>Tindrock's head popped out from the kitchen door and looked inquiringly at Findolan.<BR>"Uh..." Findolan began, not quite sure what to say to Tindrock with her wrist in a beir's mouth. She pointed at it with her free hand. "I think it's trying to eat me."<BR>Tindrock laughed, and seemed to acknowledge, much to Findolan's relief, the beast to be no more than like a pet hound.<BR>"Maybe it's trying to eat you," Tindrock chuckled, "Or maybe it's trying to tell us something..."
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Postby Híril » Mon May 10, 2004 6:38 am

Morang slowly took a few steps backwards, dragging the one called Findolan with him. From his throat rattled a very soft growl, almost like a whine.

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"Do you really think you will make it past my guards when I know that you have escaped and where you plan to go?" Leir's voice jeered after them.

He was met by an arrow aimed directly between his red eyes. Híril had had just about enough of this. Lithorn could teach her not be hasty all he wanted, Híril still knew that in the real world, a world where battles big and small were waged daily, sometimes people just needed a good kick up the rear. Leir was one of them.
Plus the miser had taken her favourite dagger.

To Híril's great surprise, Leir was knocked safely away from her aim and Sky stood there instead.
"What are you doing?" Híril protested. "He is the cause of many of our problems."
"But killing him will not solve them."
"No," Gil-Lindar added. "Even if it does make you feel better, young one. His people will hunt us all the more, to revenge the death of their King."

Híril re-aimed.
"Then lets take him with us," she suggested. "We can barter our way past any guards if necessary. Our freedom for his life." She pressed the tip of the arrow against Leir's pale skin to emphasise her point.
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Postby Fantasy_Warriors » Mon May 10, 2004 6:42 am

Tindrock gestured to the pitiful sight. “I’d say he wants someone to go with him. That beir is the steed of Híril – one of the Fantasy Warriors. He wouldn’t leave her unless he had to.” The dwarf spoke this near-comment begrudgingly.
“The Warriors have been gone for some time. Probably gotten themselves into a sticky spot and now want ol’ Tindrock to come running to the rescue. Never mind that they’ll also want their steeds groomed and fed, not to mention their own bellies filled, the minute they arrive back. Well I can’t do anything. How do you two ladies feel like a trip to the Forest?”

-Híril for Fantasy Warriors
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Postby Nyx » Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:15 am

The large group had been walking for some time now, trying their best to remain silent so that they would not get caught. Vanya had kept up her pace with everyone else, but now it seemed she was too tired and was falling behind. Dandigo glanced behind watching vanya carefully.

"She will lose her way if she doesn't keep up" he whispered to his sister. Nyx nodded. " This is no place for a child to get lost in ..even for an elf" he added. Dandigo slowed down so that he was at the same temo as the child. He whispered something into the child's ear and she smiled. He lifted her up and than caught up with the rest of the group.

" You are losing your touch, brother" grinned Nyx " You always did have a soft heart"

Her brother blushed than smiled down at the sleeping child. " I never was like you ,Nyx"

Nyx didn't feel comfortable continuing the conversation. It was true that she was a cold blooded killer once, but had i not changed. Even just a bit? Everyone has had a trouble one in their life, but isn't that what made them stronger inside?
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Postby skyfiery » Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:02 pm

They came soon to the border of the forset. Gil-Lindar and Ellthane pointed the lightening gloom to them, and the thought that they have left certain dangers behind spurred the Warriors on.

"You will not step past this border," Leir said softly, so that only those closest to him could hear. His voice bore no malice, but merely stated a fact. Still, that in itself did naught to ease the anger of those who had suffered ill hospitality from him.

"You will tell your guards to let us pass, or you will die," Nyx threatened him even as Dandigo stepped farther from her a little to prevent Vanya from hearing his sister's words.

Leir cast her a glance, but did not speak more, as if to answer to her would not be worth his words.

It felt strange to those walking in the back of the train to see two Elves who looked alike in face, but had hearts different from each other. Between them, trust and mistrust flowed together and so closely that none of them knew who really bore them ill will in the end.

"I will scout ahead to see what guards there are," Olorin said, stopping the group. "Remain here till I come back for you."

"I will go with you." Ellthane parted himself quickly and followed the other Elf.

Silence reigned once more amongst those who waited, and Hiril paced. Leir was still, speaking not, and moving not. That aroused the suspicion of Gil-Lindar and Gilael, who watched him closely.

"They will find no guards there."

All their eyes turned to him.

"What do you mean?" Hiril hissed.

Leir only shrugged. "Do you wish to find out?"

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Postby Híril » Sun Aug 08, 2004 8:38 am

Híril hesitated, uncertain what meaning lay hidden behind those words.

"Not if it involves having to listen to you. Do not make the mistake of thinking you can play mind games with us. We will find out ourselves. Ellthane and Olorin will return soon, and you had better behave yourself until they do. You may be of more use alive, and we need you to walk, but I can think of no good reason why you would need to keep both your arms."

Híril was careful not to threaten to cut both of them off - there was no way she was going to hand feed him!

Híril started pacing again. It unnerved her that Leir could speak so calmly in his situation, as if he knew something no-one else did. But surely Olorin would have told them anything of import that Leir might chance to know?

The wait was unbearable, and Ellthane and Olorin were taking longer than she had expected. What if something had happened to them? Fear momentarily stabbed Híril, and she struggled to shake it off. Why should she worry? ...but Olorin had been kind to them, and Ellthane...
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