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  1. General Grievous - Disproportionately Slighted and Enraged “Do you really think you bullets and knives will save you? You idiots! I’ll have each and every one of your heads!” The General ignored this sentence. Honestly pathetic, like something a spoiled prince would say. The enemy reacted as expected; with elevated force. Two of the tentacle-appendages lashed out at the General, who rolled forwards as they both impacted the ground where he stood. For just a moment, he noted Utakata's strange transformation. I might want to ask how that's done later. Seems useful. Then, the world was blanketed in fire. Grievous' metal shell kept him safe, with neither the heat nor the shrapnel doing him any harm. He looked back to see where it had come from, and noticed something red floating away in cinders. The tattered remains of his cape. They... They destroyed my cape... I shall not suffer this insubordination any longer! He swiftly climbed along one of the tentacles as it drew itself back towards its wielder, and the General used the momentum along with his own powerful actuators to leap forward at a great speed towards his target. While he landed, his second pair of arms grabbed and activated two more lightsabers, preparing to strike from every side. "Defend yourself, or be cut down!" Grievous exclaimed, as he rapidly spun all of his lightsabers in an effort to intimidate and throw the blond-haired aggressor off-guard.
  2. General Grievous - Attack at the Gateway! Chaos reigned on the battlefield. Twilight, clearly possessed of reason and power, called to the others present to back off and allow their agents to handle this. Feh. Does she really think I'm going to back off from an opportunity like this? ... Besides, this one seems more dangerous than the rest. Off in the distance, he heard loud clanking of metal, and thrusters. He turned to look back, expecting a ship, but instead seeing giant humanoid robots. Must be the reinforcements. I wonder if they're like me; maybe I can ask when we're through here. The two robots engage the rogue human's tentacles, similarly surprised by the durability of those appendages. The General weaved around, looking for an opening. Utakaka had become something... else. He was surrounded by an aura of power, with six appendages of his own formed by it. This was unlike any Force technique Grievous had ever seen, so he mentally classed it as 'magic'. The smaller of the two robots (and arguably more enthusiastic) fired what seemed to be a ballistic missile, which Grievous decided to back away from. He'd seen what those could do, and his armor was only so durable. Vaccaria followed up with some magic of his own, as did Twilight with hers. For just a moment, the General felt... A bit drowsy, as though he couldn't quite move on his own, before shaking off the feeling. What the heck was that? Then, the magic wall that barred the rogue's path fell, and he lashed out in all directions with his tentacles. "Now is the time." The General said aloud to himself, as he finally seized his chance. The enemy's weakest point always follows their strongest blow, after all. The Kaleesh channeled Vapaad. He almost felt the malice leaking through his mask as he closed the distance and reveled in his fury. Of course, Grievous wasn't aiming to strike. He'd seen plenty enough to know this opponent could not be taken down alone. But the constant pressure would force his opponent on the defensive, allowing someone else an opening. His hands quickly became a blur as the General seemed to strike in all directions at once. Few lightsaber duelists could boast of Vapaad mastery. Fewer enjoyed it, due to its necessary immersion in the Dark Side of the Force. Not that General Grievous had any such problem.
  3. General Grievous - Attack at the Gateway! Lara asked about what kind of sparring that he'd asked Twilight Sparkle about, as did a smaller creature that looked as though it were a ball of water. What world would a creature like that come from? Maybe a water world, like Naboo? It's intelligent, so perhaps it's more threatening than it appears... Just as he was about to respond, the General heard something thrashing off in the distance. That doesn't look good. His augmentations made it out clearly: a human, but obviously not a normal one. It had grown a number of dangerous-looking tentacles from its back, and had an eye with a black sclera to match. And it was barreling towards the Gateway. It wasn't often that he had to face off against something with so many appendages at once. Assuming it put up a fight, this might be a good chance to prove himself to the XDRS. While it was possible that this was another dimensional refugee like the others, Grievous wanted to take no chances. If another fight was going to break out that diplomacy couldn't solve, he would not let there be casualties. Much sooner than expected, the strange human got close and lashed out. A popping sound resonated, while Lara brandished a weapon. Clearly a gun, but nothing that had seen use for centuries in his own world. The intensity of the situation made Vapaad a favorable lightsaber form in this situation, but the Kaleesh decided that it might be best to keep his demons locked away for now. Shii-Cho was adaptable, reliable, and did well against multiple opponents. Each of those tentacles would probably rip him apart or run him through, if they got the chance. He waited, biding his time for the right time to strike. It would never come soon enough.
  4. General Grievous - Gateway The Kaleesh's attention towards the great beast was redirected when Twilight Sparkle answered his questions. Recruits? You don't have to stay and work with us if you don't want to. You haven't been summoned by us. The Gateway is designed to pull existing anomalies towards it, so we probably prevented you from getting dropped elsewhere in the multiverse and landing somewhere dangerous. That is, it is very fortunate that you survived the jump! Everyone, if we find your way home, you're free to return to your world." For just a moment, the Supreme Commander of the Droid Armies, felt the gaze of the universe itself upon him. He trembled for a moment. ... She talks as if she didn't even build the Gateway. That essentially means the universe itself wanted me to be here. Then, he smiled beneath his cold mask. Ha... Fate has chosen me for this task. "But, if you want to help our cause, you're welcome to do that too. When worlds begin to mix like this, the results are often wild an unpredictable, leading some worlds to twist, change, or vanish completely. This behavior causes worlds to scatter its people and places into other worlds, creating a chain reaction that destabilizes them in turn. We, the XRDS, are actively trying to stop this by putting everything back in its place." This additional information confirmed what the General suspected already: his own dimension was in no habitable state at the moment. Whether it could recover at all, none could say, only reinforcing his decision. "Whether or not you chose to stay and help us, there will be rooms provided during your time here. We'll see what we can do about your requirements," Twiliight concluded, nodding to Grievous. "What would they be?" Thoughtful for another moment, Grievous considered the barest minimums for his survival aloud. "I'll need a medical technician, to help me maintain my health. Replacement parts too, just in case." "And a sparring partner. I'll have to stay sharp if we're defending the universe." While it seemed trivial compared to the other concerns, he actually considered this request the most important. If he were to be in combat against anything the universe could have concocted, he'd need to be stronger than he was. This was beyond battling the Jedi. "Have you got anyone who can keep up with me?" The General added, with a hint of amusement.
  5. General Grievous - Gateway The General followed the conversations that ensued. Utakata reiterated the base tenets of his current situation for the benefit of yet more newcomers. As always, Grievous' mind was alive with thought. There being so many people in one place meant that the XDRS must either draw on a large number of dimensions for their recruits, or that all of them were brought here. Probably both, if there were as many dimensions as he suspected. Wouldn't it be something if there was a dimension in which I were Force-sensitive... That would be a fight I'd rather avoid. Something circled in the air overhead. As it approached, the General could make out a four-legged creature with a long neck, flying on feathered wings. Clearly another agent, of a species that didn't exist where he was from. It spoke in a female voice, introducing itself as Twilight Sparkle, and conferred with its fellow agents. "...man, this multiverse is WEIRD." Temeraire commented, referring to Twilight Sparkle. "Different worlds have different biology." Grievous said, waving an open hand. "Not that we should be surprised." As more introductions followed, the General's attention was caught by something ironically tied to his previous comment. A great purple beast had arrived with one of the agents; a threatening monster with a long tail that stood on its hind legs, armed with pointed fins on its forelimbs. Sensational. Is this an aquatic predator? Imagine what an army of these could do, as amphibious war beasts... Though his curiosity was piqued, Grievous dared not step closer. He wouldn't want to cause a scene by unnecessarily threatening someone's tamed creature. As he studied this strange animal, Twilight Sparkle mentioned she would handle questions. As it happened, there were some slight logistics that might need to be in place, were he to serve as an XDRS agent. "Will there be accommodations made for new recruits?" The General inquired. "I have certain... Requirements, if you'd be willing to accept my service."
  6. General Grievous - Gateway Even as he felt a battle stirring, the human who'd asserted herself before did her best to try and break up the fighting, offering an explanation as to why they were all there. Grievous could tell she wasn't entirely in her element, but hadn't given an inch. She even disarmed herself in an attempt to build trust. Commendable, but now you're exposed. he thought. After the lava had been created, another human woman and a small mammalian creature had been badly injured, and was being carried away by what he assumed to be one of their allies. The one Grievous had assumed to be a Jedi Knight seemed confused at his earlier assertion. No Jedi would deny membership to the order; they considered it a great honor. Then, why me? The human - who identified herself as Lara Croft, explained that she and many others were members of an extra-dimensional restoration squad Tuning out the conversations once again, Grievous was able to infer some key facts from this: there was a multiverse, and it was being threatened by an outside force. The Kaleesh who remained smiled beneath his cold mask. There's an enemy out there so powerful, that they threaten the entire universe... Even the Jedi are nothing compared to them. Truly, this would be a conquest for the ages! Lara called on him for an introduction. Deciding that he needed to be friendly with these people in order to be accepted among their ranks, he put on a bit of a show by comparison to his normal stoic behavior. "You may call me General Grievous." He said, bowing with one arm in front of himself and the other behind his back. Might be best not to mention my past. I'm not sure how they'd react to finding out whom I served in my own world.
  7. General Grievous - Strife at the Gateway! The Kaleesh listened to what the human had to say. Something about the XDRS and alternate dimensions. He wasn't really paying attention; not until she mentioned places getting destroyed. Almost immediately, his mind made a connection to his situation. If there were forces beyond his comprehension that were rearranging the cosmos, and he'd been suddenly brought to this planet under their jurisdiction, then it could only possibly have happened because of the world-meddling implicating his own dimension. The Jedi are all back home. As is my Master. What should I do? Then, one of his audioreceptors picked up a thudding sound on the ground a short distance away. I suppose that's how I got here. The General counted himself lucky that none of his support functions had been damaged during arrival, and he allowed himself a short chuckle at the newcomer's misfortune. The cyborg did not, however, get to enjoy this moment for long, as he immediately became aware of a new individual. Yet another human, with fair hair, clothed in blue robes. Grievous was more hesitant this time. This one carried himself with a more assured posture. "Please undo the changes you made to the arena. I don't want to break my way out of here, but I will. I have a dungeon to run at midday, Rain." Grievous ignored this open statement, as it wasn't addressed to him. He focused on ascertaining if he was a Jedi. Not every human in robes is a Jedi... Besides, the Jedi never wear hats. He must be simply another lunatic. Then, the strange being raised what Grievous tentatively identified as a staff, spoke some words, and a blast of radiant energy fired from its tip. The General's battlefield reflexes kicked in, and he dashed straight to the side, attempting to avoid laser cannon fire. Definitely a Force-sensitive!. Probably a Jedi, too. After I've slain so many of their number, this must be a sloppy plot to assassinate me. How dare they even think to fool I, General Grievous, with such a paltry scheme! The Force-sensitive began to levitate in the air - a feat worthy only of the strongest Jedi Masters - which forced Grievous to conclude that retreat was not possible. Someone so powerful would easily pursue him without a spaceship to escape in. A then-impromptu battle took a turn for the truly strange, as the General's opponent created a flask of molten rock from some device he had stashed away, making the human unreachable from the ground beneath him. His tactical acumen does not disappoint. I will need a running start to reach him, and by then he might have already drawn his lightsaber. And I don't usually carry a blaster. My best hope is to distract him, and bide my time until I have an opening. "And to think, I thought the Republic was all out of surprises." The General taunted, as he stared down his opponent.
  8. General Grievous - Gateway Awakening. Steam and hissing noises escaped from gaps in the enclosed metallic device, parting its hinges slightly. After a moment, two appendages extended straight on both sides, articulating metallic digits, then bending at the elbows, before returning to a resting position. Soon, a pair of legs sprouted from the bottom, with retracted claws embedding themselves sharply into the dirt below. The figure slowly rose to a standing position. A deep exhalation. The yellow eyes of General Grievous opened, and looked upon a strange sight. A world with a setting sun, and a rocky platform surrounded by standing stones. He was in an open meadow of some sort. What planet is this? No, it's too small. A moon, then? Now that he was standing, the General felt a slight breeze blowing against his cape. But he had a more pressing concern. He quickly checked his belt, only to be reassured. I still have my lightsabers. But then... How was I brought here? I wasn't disarmed or damaged. No ships in sight. He wasn't bound, let alone dead. So he wasn't in the hands of the Jedi. But there weren't any space-faring vessels out in the open. Instead... Humans. There are humans here! Straining for a moment to listen, the General couldn't make out much. Judging by the sounds of the voices, there were four of them. Three female, one male. Given that humans were commonplace, yet formed the bulk of his master's resistance in the form of either Republic footsoldiers or Jedi knights, he wasn't fond of them. "It's probably best not to cause trouble for now." Grievous whispered under his breath as he took a careful step forward. His bio-mechanical body acted the way he expected. Good. Two of the humans now drew his eye: they seemed to be at odds. One was dressed in clothing that he'd come to expect from the Jedi; Grievous' hand immediately reached for one of his sabers. ... I don't know if he's Force-sensitive or not. But the second he tries anything, I'll cut him in half. The General drew his cape about himself, forming a slightly tattered white cloak while he approached the pair. "Where am I?" He asked them. It wasn't really worded as a request, but after so much time spent destroying lives than connecting with them, this was the closest thing to politeness the General could muster.
  9. Audrey, the Grave Robber (Just this for now. I plan to come back with all three of my current characters in due time.) After much time of roaming the XDRS headquarters, Audrey was fascinated by all she saw around her. Sure, the Gothic grandeur of the Ruins or the mansion upon the moor had their own appeal, but something this tidy and elaborate caught her attention. It was like no castle or ballroom she'd ever been in, with its lengthy hallways and constant attention. Nevertheless, she started to get bored, and inevitably wandered back outside again. Maybe she'd be able to run into Badu again? After exiting through the large gateway once again, she walked for a while in the permanent twilight, before spotting three people in the distance. One of them was undoubtedly Badu, who seemed to be helping an injured man along. The third was a woman with red-brown hair in simple clothes, holding a dog in her arms. I wonder if she's what William would look like if he were a woman. Dog seems a bit young for hunting, but maybe she'd like to chat? Audrey ran ahead, looking to greet this friendly new face. "Evening. Or, I suppose it always is here. Might I make your acquaintance?"
  10. I would like to reclaim two of my old characters, Hush and Audrey, in addition to submitting this new one. Name: General Grievous Origin: Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003 TV series) Info: A formerly-Kaleesh cyborg serving under the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus, General Grievous is a trained lightsaber duelist who specializes in slaying the knights of the Jedi Order. Abilities: Experience in lightsaber combat against Jedi Masters, including many existing styles and his own unorthodox methods Superhuman durability, reflexes, speed, and strength due to cybernetic enhancements Prehensile feet, with which he can also wield lightsabers Two additional arms, which can be concealed at-will Effective military strategy as commander of droid armies Link to wiki: Only this canon is to be considered for this Grievous, before he is crippled at the hands of Mace Windu. Extra: Despite battling against the Jedi Knights and being trained by one of their deserters, General Grievous is not force-sensitive.
  11. Creecurr, Arachnia's Brood The boy spoke of a seraph, and voiced his concerns that the land and sky were strange. Creecurr followed and held up his end of a conversation. "I felt that as well. This isn't my homeland; someone must have brought us here. I intended to go to that castle and find out why." The ettercap pointed a clawed digit in the general direction of the building in question. "Have you ever been to the Feywild?" Hush, Child of Void The Nobody's hands shuddered as it held the page in its hands. It looked away, and absentmindedly kicked at the floor with the tip of its toes. "My family. But... Hard to remember." 'It's been so long now... Even if I find my heart again, what if I don't remember what home looks like by now?' Hush thought about its mother, and felt like crying. "Your family?" It inquired about Evonna's own life before now.
  12. Hush, Child of Void (Bit of a short one this time.) Hush nodded, and then looked at his own drawing, which he had shown Sora and Evonna. "Hard to remember. Drawings help." After a moment, the Nobody held the paper to its chest with both hands. "Your home?"
  13. Creecurr, Arachnia's Brood As it wandered towards the castle of the day-walkers, Creecurr was addressed by one of them, asking him if he was also moving towards the castle. It also called him a spider-man, which he found justifiable from the standpoint of their kind. The ettercap turned to look at the one who'd spoken, who wore a resplendent white robe, accompanied by a small animal in its arms, and what appeared to be a juvenile with dark hair. I'm not really in a position to fight, and they don't look too dangerous... I hope my Common isn't too atrocious. "Yes. Do you know what realm this is?" Creecurr had heard stories about the mirror planes, and didn't like the sound of either very much. Regardless of which one was being assessed, they were both very dangerous for mundane creatures such as himself.
  14. Creecurr, Arachnia's Brood He felt... Tired. Like crawling out of a fresh moult. Still stiff, needing to stretch his limbs somewhat before feeling quite right. The young ettercap would have not thought twice about this feeling and slept a bit longer, were it not for the breeze. A faint wind brushed against its shell, alerting the creature to the absence of its home and fellows. The forests of home were dense enough that wind didn't usually blow through. Creecurr gripped the ground with one of its forelimbs. Grass, and beneath that, earth. It then tried to see what it could with its eyes. Good amount of light, probably a few hours before between-time, so the day-walkers would be around. At the moment, he didn't see any, but he did see a grand castle in the distance. His instincts dictated that going over there would be a terrible idea; the day-walkers never did tolerate his kind or their charges well. That said, an abandoned castle would make a good refuge for the time being, and even if it wasn't abandoned, finding out who owned it would be useful in getting home. Still on the ground, Creecurr crawled along for a moment as it tried to shake off the feeling of slumber, and slowly righted himself, heading in the direction of the building. Several Sneaky Spiders Unbeknownst to the young ettercap outside, several giant spiders from his homeworld were already inside the castle, for refuge and potentially hunting grounds. It was not in their nature to be out in the open, as it was unsafe even for their kind. That said, not everyone would take kindly to them... ((There are now three Faerun-variety Giant Spiders roaming inside of XDRS headquarters. They may end up interacting with your characters, or alternatively you could arrange a collaborative post with me including one.))
  15. Aeoleus & Audrey // Collabs are fun "...Huh?! You understood me...?" Aeolus seems to be trying to quell his shocked emotion. "... My name is Aeolus. I'm an Espeon from the Unova region... you said this was XDRS headquarters and that they were a... transdimensional group, correct?" Audrey nods in understanding. "It's a lot to take in, I know. " She waves a hand in the air dismissively, as if to demonstrate how little all this made sense to her as well. "Basically, the universe is breaking itself, and the XDRS' goal is to set things right again. For whatever reason, you have ended up here. Fate, as it were." Aeolus rocks back on his feet, confused. "I thought Palkia ruled over space... why is...." The woman offers Aeoleus a wry smile. "A friend of mine already works here. She gave me an explanation, since I'm planning to join." "The basic story is this: Across the dimensions of the known universe are objects of great power called 'anchors'. Their purpose is to ensure that each reality is stable, and won't collide with any of the others. But now, the worlds have started to disappear, mostly because the anchors have started to disappear. The XDRS works to put the anchors back and help those who've lost their homes in the process of anchor disappearance." Aeolus looks shocked. He quashes it, and seems to be considering the situation. "Worlds disappearing.... Wow." Audrey's only physical response is a shrug. "Pretty crazy, yeah. A few weeks ago, I thought a Bone Bearer would be the scariest thing I'd ever have to deal with." Aeolus pauses uncertainty. "...I thought the regular Pokémon battles would be all I ever got involved in." The grave robber tilts her head, an expression of intrigue on her face. "I'm not familiar with that term. Maybe when we go inside, I can tell you about my world, and you can tell me about yours. Aeolus blinks. "Huh... yeah." He looks a bit taken aback, as though he's finally realised just how big this is. The Espeon looks around. "We're going into that castle?" "You bet! That's the XDRS headquarters. Anyone who's suffered world displacement is welcome to stay there until they can get home again. The organization's members also live and work there when they aren't on missions to other realms." "Ah - alright." Aeolus nods and heads towards the castle doors. Audrey follows behind him, silently checking her person in case she'd forgotten some of her weaponry. She hadn't. The doors are open. Aeolus looks a bit puzzled. "Why would someone leave their door open?" "Today's the day they're expecting us. For some reason, the universe likes to drop everyone here at once." "...Ah. I wonder why." Aeolus goes in a bit warily.
  16. I take full responsibility for any phobias induced by this guy. (He'll be replacing my Mud People, if he gets approved.) Name: Creecurr, the Ettercap Origin: Dungeons and Dragons (Fifth edition) Info: Creecurr is an ettercap, a spider-like humanoid monstrosity that inhabits any number of the dark places shared by their world's breeds of giant spiders. Using predatory cunning, they feed and care for them not unlike a shepherd would tend a flock of sheep. Abilities: Web-Spinner: Creecurr has spinnerets much like any natural spider, and can create its own webbing using them. While vulnerable to fire and easy to cut with any sharpened implement, the webs have sticky properties and surprising strength. They can be woven into a variety of shapes and styles, depending upon the task at hand. Silken Abode: Being an arachnid, Creecurr knows how to avoid getting stuck in its own webbing, and can sense vibrations when touching it to determine the presence and movements of other creatures upon it. Venomous: Creecurr’s mandibles conceal sharpened fangs, which can inject a strong poison into any living creature close enough to bite. A wild ettercap generally uses this to liquefy the innards of its prey before feeding, such as spiders do. Spider Climb: Creecurr can climb up sheer surfaces with ease due to being mostly spider-like, and can resist gravity’s effects when motionless on such a surface. Arachnid Ally: Being partly spider-like himself, Creecurr is seen as a friend by other spiders, and can fluently communicate with them. Also applies to scorpions. Night Creature: Ettercaps are largely nocturnal predators, whether they rely on ambush tactics or a more active pursuit hunt, and all have very good night vision. Link to wiki: Here Extra: * Creecurr is fairly young for its kind, as freshly pupated ettercaps are often mercurial for a time before settling down. Nonetheless, its friendly demeanor towards the civilized races is unusual. * Creecurr was born in a shady deciduous woodland to a lone parent, who took extra measures to teach it how to hunt human beings. * For some reason, Creecurr is capable of speaking the Common tongue, despite the obvious physical complications its anatomy would introduce when attempting to use humanoid languages.
  17. Hush, Child of Void So, the traitor had agreed to talk. As had his new friend. Everyone needs friends. But what to talk about. "... Memories." Taking a risk for its own safety, the Dusk floated a bit closer to the pair. "Remember home?" Surely Roxas hadn't entirely vanished. Every Nobody could recall their past with great detail, so no doubt the Keyblade bearer would also recall his time at Castle That Never Was.
  18. Hush, Child of Void ((I'll probably do my colors in the morning.)) After realizing Yusei had better things to do, Hush decided to leave him be for a bit. He looks kinda busy right now. Maybe I'll go see if I can make some friends. But no matter how much he tried to put it out of his mind, his thoughts came back to the Keyblade bearer again. He was a killer. A powerful force, capable of releasing fallen hearts. He should have been an ally of the Organization, and yet he turned away from his own kind. Could the witch's spell have possibly taken away so much of his memory? ... I guess I'll go talk to him. Hush opened a Corridor of Darkness and found Sora, talking with a girl in the upstairs hallways. He averted his eyes, but addressed them both. "Talk with me?"
  19. Audrey the Grave Robber Offering a short smile, the mercenary continued her intended explanation. "So, a friend of mine works here. Just arrived today myself, but she took the time to fill me in on the essentials." Then, she gestured to the castle doors. "This is the XDRS Headquarters, the home base for a transdimensional group that formed to restore the universe. You got dropped here because something happened to your own world, and fate thinks you could be useful in setting things right. You can stay here as long as you need, and then either go home as soon as you're ready or aid the cause. Whichever works for you." Then, she flicked a knife from her sleeve and started picking under her fingernails with its point. While no longer looking at Marie and the pink cat and her eyes covered by the brim of her hat, she continued to speak. "You, however, have not introduced yourself yet. That's useful information for us. Makes it much easier to send you home if we know where you live." To emphasize her point, she nodded her head in the Pokémon's direction. Then, she prodded the brim of her hat with an index finger, and looked directly at him. "So. Who are you, then?"
  20. Unfortunately, my mother and father think I'm being difficult and just won't listen to the truth in front of me, so I have a very strong feeling they won't be paying for counseling if they think I won't listen anyways.
  21. Audrey, the Grave Robber (Yes, she's finally back.) After a long eye-opening conversation with Badu, Audrey still hadn't quite come to terms with this whole situation. To think that so many worlds existed beyond our own... Well, it's probably still better than fighting monsters. When they'd finished talking, she had requested time to think, and she took a walk around the planet. Not much to see, and it was always twilight, but at least it wasn't big enough that it took a while. Nothing like back home, where you'd never live long enough to cross all the way around on foot. At the door into the castle, there were already two individuals. A humanoid creature, and then a smaller catlike one. Audrey was fond of cats, but she reminded herself that the Gateway summoned sapient creatures. Whatever they were, they should be treated as people. Upon approaching, she noticed the human-looking one could pretty much pass for human- except for the hair, which were actually tentacles. Jeez, it's like the Cove all over again. Let's just hope they want to be friendly. Audrey waved, and then tried to strike up a conversation. "Hey, are you both new around here too?"
  22. It's me again. I've been here before, but has it really been since October that I posted? Whatever, here's a link to what I said before, since it appears my old one got buried. Some things have changed. My mother has told me I will, in fact, be able to attend school in September, but it doesn't really feel satisfying to hear that given my misgivings and current unhappiness with my situation. My parents still work a lot, with my father being out of town just as much before as now. The college strike has ensured my brother can barely come home at all, and my sister is head-over-heels for her boyfriend to the extent that when she's not at school or work, she is usually FaceTiming him or at his house. (This actually suits me fine, since I still don't get along with her very well) My mother has also promised me that she would book a counseling session with someone I could see in person, but she is so busy I am worried it won't happen (last month, I asked her to book one after it was too late to figure out a good day with her busy schedule, so I feel my insistence is at least partly justified here). I still don't have any reasons to leave the house, nor any solutions to my problems, or even an ability to talk to my parents about this. I wish I knew what to do. Thanks again.
  23. Hush, Child of Void Hush listened contentedly to Stan's explanation, happy to know where this toy came from. That was the first word that came to mind for him; this would not be out of place among his other hobbies before the castle; coloring books, toy vehicles, stuffed animals. This room wasn't far off. I remember these... Predictably, the Nobody flinched when Stan glared at him, quickly sputtering out an apology under his gaze. Mud People, Earth and Water After meeting with the others and witnessing the near-occurrence of a fight, the Mud People gathered with the others once again. The one planting flowers had given up on that endeavor for the moment, muttering something about needing water. The one waving at Illidan was somewhat disappointed at being ignored but didn't give it a second thought. What they did notice was the man who appeared out of nowhere, crushing the third who had fallen over. A brief scream and a squelching noise heralded its crippling, with nothing but a pile of mud and a pair of closed eyes left. The female who'd just been trying to plant flowers grabbed the man, and made an effort to pull him up, but with no mind to helping him keep his balance. The male simply examined its fallen comrade more closely, before making a remark. "Need dirt to fix you."
  24. Hush, Child of Void The Nobody dashed out from behind Yusei, whirling past him and Stan into the room. So many interesting things lay beyond, and its curiosity was overflowing. After looking about the room, its gaze passed over the poster, and then focused on the small electronic device on top of the dresser. With unusual deliberation, it grabbed the game console and stared at it for a few moments, before abruptly turning to look at Stan. "Where's it from?" Mud People, Earth and Water As soon as their new friend stopped making their mudpit, the Mud People blindly followed her into what could be a dangerous situation as she went to stop the fighting. One of them stood beside her staring blankly into space, before tilting forward without warning and falling face-forward. The second went over to Illidan and waved a non-verbal hello, unafraid from its last encounter with him. The last stayed by the water pool which was to become a mudpit, and was digging a hole in the ground nearby to plant some flowers.
  25. Mud People, Earth and Water The mud person who tried to touch Illidan's wing was knocked over. After a moment, it picked itself up off the ground, and stood around blankly while the argument between demons ensued in its vicinity. The other two were gathered around Pascal while she tried to make them a mudpit. "Deeper." One of them commented, noting that the current state of affairs would not be able to support a community. The other briefly tested the muddy water with its fingers, as if to assess its progression.