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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
‘Oh, uh… you seem like a leaderly person, is all. You can totally fob the duty off to someone else in the group if you want, I’m not stopping you. Just do it before we all get fried by beholder attacks, is the thing.’

 
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Saris Kataras
‘Awesome. Give me a moment.’
I gather up the five nearest allies who aren’t already grouped up, moving them so they’re all near this guy.
‘So as the leader, mister person guy, you need to be the target spotter so that everyone in this group of five can focus fire and take out the beholders much faster than before. By the way, I didn’t get your name. I’m Saris Kataras, and you are…?’

[EDIT: 666th post in the thread. Yeeeee satan.]

 
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Saris Kataras
Aaaalright, looks like Daryl is okay for the moment. In that case, I’d better start organising my group, who seem to be firing randomly into the mess of beholders, rather than focusing fire like smart people. I mean, a number of them are; some have gotten into groups, mostly those surrounding… one of the dragons in my collection of groupies, actually. Good for her. But that one group is large enough, I think, so I head over there, dodging around opposing fire as appropriate and hitting one of the nearby beholders with an Aria, dissolving its flesh somewhat rapidly, and eventually reach the group in question. Picking out five or six from that group, I designate one of the dullahans present as the leader-slash-spotter of the group, and tell them to target enemies based on her orders. One group formed… more to go, I guess. Next target for eadership… let’s go with the tall guy with blue hair and, uh, transluscent skin who’s engaging in melee combat with the beholders. I don’t think he’s in my group, so maybe I can convince him to be friends or whatever, to assist with diplomacy at a later date. I promptly head over to his location, enacting more dodges and Arias, plus a few energy drains, until I reach him in the process of trying to hack up a seemingly quite tough beholder. A loud shriek to stun the target, and it is paralysed with fear for just long enough that the guy can hack it in half. And then he turns to me, understandably somewhat annoyed that I banshee-screamed practically into his ear.
‘So hi there. Apparently, I’m choosing you to be a group leader for a, uh… group. To fight the beholders, in a more focused manner. You mind doing that?’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
…ah. Well, I was trying to help destroy the beholders over there, but apparently, that’s not happening now. Not with this person in the way, threatening to kill me. That being said, if he’s willing to threaten the side that’s clearly not a horde of mookish people immediately after killing a member of the other team… well, he’s probably not too concerned with who gets out of this battle alive. Which means that, yes, he is entirely willing to kill me on the spot. Let’s see how I can convince him otherwise… I saw his dragon form looking at Daryl for what I assume was a moment longer than intended, which implies that, apparently, he’s no more immune to that weird aura of cuteness she’s giving out than anyone else. Or at least not completely immune to it. The truth of the matter, I suppose, then.
’I’m actually trying to defend the vampire girl. She’s a member of my band, very new, and I’d appreciate it if you didn’t kill me and my group needlessly in order to protect her from people who aren’t trying to harm her.’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
‘N-No…! Get away from m-me!’
Quite frankly, Daryl sounds terrified. And why wouldn’t she be? A much smaller number of mutant beholder creatures than this were threatening to violate her not that long ago. Or at least, I assume they were threatening to violate her, never got the actual scoop on that incident… but, uh, yeah, these guys seem like they’re going to be mostly bark, and a rather low amount of bite.
…on the other hand, more and more are appearing by the second. And, of course, lots of small bites will eventually take down even the largest of prey… unless the prey is biteproof, or able to somehow remove the bites… and this has gone off topic very quickly. In any case, they can probably bite quite hard, not even taking into account whatever spells or abilities they might have… actually, this may well be a challenge.
‘H-Help!’
But, back on task. The other groupies are just arriving now… I think we may be outnumbered, even with them showing up-
Oh hell, those are disintegration beams they’re firing. I can tell, because the people around me are starting to disintegrate where the beams hit them. There’s other stuff being fired, too, including the blue (and yellow, and red, and green…) slime balls from before and a bunch of different… beams. Possibly elemental, given the differing colorations of the beams. Crap, okay, I’m not doing stuff at the moment like everyone around me is… alright, let’s do this thing.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
To be frank, I thought ten minutes of this speed would be enough to catch up with Daryl. I’m going at a steady pace in the Van – somewhat above forty kilometers an hour at the moment, which should be more than sufficient to catch up with a running vampire… but she’s still out of sight, somehow. Either she’s somehow made illusory footsteps for more than four and a half kilometers in one direction, then gone a completely different direction to that – which I wouldn’t put past her potential ability pool, at this point – or she’s running faster than forty five-ish kilometers an hour in a straight line. Or, perhaps more illogically, at exactly forty five-ish kilometers an hour. Both are possibilities, I think – I’ve seen vampires who can move at speeds far beyond the average for vampires. Quite a few of them, actually…
…on second thought, maybe my estimation of average vampire speed is completely wrong, and I am an idiot for driving at forty five-ish kilometers an hour for ten minutes.
‘So how fast are we going?’ asks Dex.
‘Uh, about forty five kilometers an hour. In a straight line.’
‘See, if she’s smart, she’ll have outmaneuvered us completely by now, and be so far away that we’ll never catch up with her.’
‘Never say never, Dex. If we keep following the footsteps in a straight line, we’ll eventually wrap around the Worldsphere’s surface and come back to somewhere before this point.’
‘…or we could just turn around. Or even better, stop and check that the prints are still there for us to follow…’
A pause in the conversation. Then, the Party Van slows for a moment, allowing me to view the still-visible prints from out the window – ‘Nah, we’re good, probably,’ – before speeding back up again. We’ll get our keyboard-playing vampire back yet oh look a clearing.
Aaaaaand Daryl’s run into the group of tentacle creatures again. Although this time, it’s more of a… horde? A, uh… very big horde… hmm.
‘We may want to help her out. Again.’
‘Indeed, Jaxx. “To arms”, I believe is the term.’
Having stopped before, the container spills forth a group of various creatures and beings. With another group nearby to help out shortly, I’m hoping this venture won’t end up being ever so slightly suicidal. Not that large groups of nearly identical beings- oh, wait, they’re beholders of some kind- have ever been a threat to a ragtag force of relatively unique creatures.
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU WON’T ESCAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE AGAAAAAAAAAAAAIN!’ One of them screams. ‘THIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSS TIME, YOU WILL AAAAAAAAAAALL PERIIIIIIISSSSSSSHHHHHH!’
…yeah, this is gonna be a cakewalk.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
…whoops. Forgot she had a miniskirt on… uh, maybe I should try to fix the situation.
‘So, like… now might be a bad time for me to point out that that was a joke- ow!’
Jaxxy has just hit me around the back of the head. Or the side-back area, sort of.
‘Maybe you should have SAID it was a joke, then. Or better yet, not made the goddamn joke.
‘Dude, I’m sorry, I didn’t-’
Smack.
‘OW, come on!’
Then another, lighter smack on the other side of my head, this time from Jezzika, of all people. I’m about to berate her too, but a fourth hit – this one no more than a tap – interrupts me. I turn to the groupie who did it, giving her a disapproving stare…
‘Uh…’
…which is halted when Jaxx threatens to swipe at me again.
‘…sorry. I wanted to be part of the crowd. And also touch your hair a bit. Your hair is gorgeous.’
‘…well, yes, my hair is wonderful and soft-’
A duck to avoid that fifth swipe.
‘-but right now, the important thing is for me to run off after Daryl and apologise, immediately. Now, soon. Follow on, everyone!’
I promptly run to the Party Van and turn it on, taking aboard at least fifteen other people before it starts moving off in the direction of Daryl’s still-audible cries. Here’s hoping she doesn’t meet up with anything bad before I catch up with her.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
‘Ooookay. So, uh, why didn’t you say Rina already had a boyfriend somewhere in the first place, Daryl? I wouldn’t have burned her image into my brain if I’d known, I’m not one to steal people from other people…’
I grin suddenly. Time for an out-of-taste joke, I think. Hopefully, people get that I am joking.
‘More importantly, though, I was, uh, under the impression that people in miniskirts were universally fair game, ahaha… ha.’

 
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Saris Kataras
I think for a moment before responding.
‘Well, yes, she’s very, very good, and certainly a contender for such a spot… buuuuut I feel like there may well be other bands out there that are just as good, if not better than… whatever name this band has. Although none that I know of with a singer as deliciously beautiful as Rina, I must say.’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
To be frank, first of all: I spend the majority of the song in a state of mild enrapturement. This song is damn good – probably as good as those of Howling Menace, although one or the other would likely need to undergo a sudden genre shift in order to get a proper scale of who’d come out on top. As I listen, though, a few more things start becoming noticed by my person… first of all, Rina’s voice. It’s the same strange language that Daryl was speaking earlier, the apparently Eastern Kingdom-based one. To be fair, all but three languages from that region are obscure, anyway, but even so, this one takes the cake. And yet, despite the apparent language barrier that should be present, I can understand every word of the song. Somehow. Like, I shouldn’t be able to recognise the language at all, and yet my mind is hearing both the words and the translation- or hell, possibly even the actual meaning of the words, or something to that effect. I suppose it’s some kind of magic, possibly; and yet it’s not like anything I’ve witnessed before in my life. And I would surely be someone who’d have encountered something so potentially valuable, given that she and I are both in roughly the same position with regards to band roles… although in my case, those listening to my songs have to be able to understand them, or it’s just gibberish overlaid on to metal or screamo or whatever we’re singing in a given song.
Note to self: Find Rina at some point in the near future; get her to spill on how she did that. And whilst I’m at it, get her to sing a bit more. Her voice is… very nice to listen to. Somewhat like Daryl’s, I suppose, but much softer – like water, I suppose – but crystal clear at the same time. So like pure water, then. That’d be a good comparison. And, if I listen closely…
Yes, thought so. Her voice is utterly clear of any imperfection that might plague a less skilled singer’s voice, things like shakiness, strain, whispering at times – and yet she makes it sound so easy. A casual thing for her, even, and moreso on the high notes, where most singers would almost certainly have trouble if they’d never tried to sing at that level before. Clearly, she’s been singing for a very long time indeed. Which, given her status as what appears to be a fallen angel, is entirely possible.
Actually, an extreme actual age might also explain how she’s able to dance so well at the same time as engaging such a perfected singing voice. She’d likely have to practise for a very long time to manage something like that in the song style she’s got going – in my case, I don’t exactly have to dance as much as headbang and stamp and such. My dancing isn’t as refined as hers, so to speak; and even if it were, the metal genre as a whole would likely be sullied if I were to attempt something like that.
…the song and dance are quite cute, actually. Not in a “oh, look, a little kitten is doing something cute” sense, though; moreso a “this chick is really cute” sense. “Looks-wise cute”, except applied to song and dance. Kind of like Daryl, actually… it’s strange, though. If you don’t factor in the likelihood of her having spent an excessive amount of time perfecting her routine – which would be so easy to do, given the livelihood shining in her eyes that betrays what could be either be her true age, or an act to emulate youthful spirit – one might almost say her voice is too perfect; and yet if you do factor it in, and recognise how much effort she’s probably put in in that time, it’s difficult to see it as anything other than practical perfection. Curious, and more curious still with every second…
Then I realise that none of the band members have plugged their instruments into anything, and in fact, don’t have any cables whatsoever. What’s more, those guitars look very much like they’ve been summoned by their players, rather than being actual physical guitars, a theory further supported by the fact that one of those guitars looks oddly similar, and possibly identical to the one Daryl created earlier, then promptly smashed. Although none of this really irks me – Daryl herself has done much crazier things than what they’re doing now since I met her, and the magic needed to enact all of those things is somewhat widespread, if one searches somewhat deeply into the realms of musical entertainment.
That being said, it’s become obvious by this point that none of these people are human, and what with Rina having fallen angel wings, and the strange apparances and outfits most of them have (nice silvery jacket, by the way, sunglasses), they’re probably all some form of shifter or human-esque beast. Except possibly the girl with the red and white bass guitar. The one who looks utterly normal and, more importantly, human by any standard, particularly that set by the band she’s in. But of course, that same fact implicates her as a shifter of some form, since it’s relatively unlikely that a band would compose itself of entirely non-humans, except for one single member who’d likely die far sooner than any others in the band. Regardless, the whole band is doing a pretty damn good job of making the song sound great… I’m wondering how many years they all have on them, is the thing, since they make their playing seem as effortless as Rina’s singing. Again, though… there might well be youth and excessive, even supernatural talent on their side, given how very non-weary the eyes of the members that are visible are. Again, though, another curiosity to be solved alongside the initial enigma.
After about four minutes, the song ends. Immediately, there is a practically unanimous round of applause for the members of… wow, I don’t even know the band’s name. Gotta get that at some point… but yes, just about everyone is clapping, myself included. Eventually, this dies down, and the image fades.
‘So…’ Faeyr states from somewhere in the crowd, ‘that whole song was… pretty damn good.’
General murmurs of agreement, with a particularly loud ‘Hell yes!’ from Dex nearby. Tact, as per usual. But as for my own opinion…
‘…woah.’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
…oh my God.
Oh my God, she’s gorgeous.
‘See, having got that image out, Daryl, he’s going to end up-’
‘Shush, please.’
My eyes flicker across her holographic body, scanning every individual inch of it. Wings, legs, face; nothing escapes my scrutiny, particularly the case as I walk slowly around the hologram in question, to make sure nothing escapes my view.
This is one image I intend to burn into my mind’s eye forever.
Time passes. After a second circling of Rina’s form, I feel as though she’s been scanned thoroughly enough for me to stop concentrating on her so intently. I perform another, faster circuit to make sure, then ask:
‘So does Rina here sing as well as she dresses?’
‘Do you want a demonstration? I can give a demonstration, desu!’ This draws my attention back to Daryl, who has literally started glowing with excitement. Caution might be a virtue in the current situation… but then, when am I going to get another video of someone as pretty as Sabrina Jennifer Adams here?
‘Of her singing? Yes, please.’

 
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Saris Kataras
I slowly begin to clap as the song goes on, waiting until Daryl finishes before beginning to speak.
‘Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have our band’s newest keyboardist. Welcome aboard, Daryl!’
The nearest groupies and band members begin clapping. This is a pretty momentous occasion – after all, it’s not every day a new member joins the band. But now I’m curious about something.
‘So where’d you learn to play like that, then? I kind of want to go learn to do that myself.’
‘I invented it, desu!’ She looks at me with sparkling eyes.
‘What, the keyboard?’ I frown a bit.
‘Music!’
‘Wait, wait… you invented music?’
‘I did!’
‘You invented music. Really, now.’ My tone of voice enters the realms of the vaguely sarcastic.
‘B-But I really did, desu!’ She suddenly looks like she’s about to cry again. In the background somewhere, Jezzika faints for the second time today. Maybe she has a crush on Daryl’s saddened face or something. I myself am more directly preoccupied by the face in question, though, simply due to having a greater proximity to it.
‘Uh- I- um- D-Daryl, I, uh… yeah, no, okay, I’ll… accept that you invented music, I guess… that being said, though, do you have any favourite musicians and/or people who inspired you? I personally enjoy Gene Wriley – he’s a singer in a Utopian choir, nice powerful voice. Heard of him?’
Upon hearing the question she’s suddenly glowing, I mean almost literally. I gulp and mentally prepare myself for whatever she’s going to spout next.

 
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Saris Kataras
…wow, she can play that thing quickly. The first parts of the song aren’t bad – up to about the halfway point, they really showcase the speed she can play that thing, although I guess having loads and loads of what are essentially additional fingers helps with that. It’s certainly got me impressed, regardless…
And then she brings out a goblet of what appears to be blood, which she sips nonchalantly whilst holding the glass in one hand, and she apparently begins playing so quickly that the keyboard can’t keep up, turning the majority of the rest of the song into a discordant mess that’s… probably meant to be a song? But it doesn’t really do the rest of the piece any degree of justice. Seriously, what is she doing to the poor keys (more importantly, though, how is she doing it so quickly)? And, to add to that, at what I think is the second point where the song seems to end, she transfers the goblet to a strand of hair and adds a fairly wonderful slow piece – probably part of the same song, given the tune – played with her hands, as if mocking the abused instrument before leaving it to lick the inevitable wounds it will have suffered. After that, a moment of silence.
‘Tomato juice?’ she asks innocently while offering the goblet to me. Wait, toma- oh, OH, that’s what’s in there! Okay, that’s… it’s different, or… okay, then. Tomato juice. Hmm.
‘I, uh… I’ll pass, thanks. Never really been fond of the stuff.’ Especially considering the fact that I’m probably going to end up associating it with vampires and blood for the rest of my life, although I don’t say this out loud, for obvious reasons.
‘So you know what? You’re actually a really good keyboard player, Daryl. I mean, ignoring the ridiculous-fast laggy bits in the second half.’ Dex notes. But was she really… I mean, she could have been using illusions to fake all of that… the hair, the goblet… the keyboard, maybe?
…why am I even asking myself whether the solo was good, though? Of course it was. Even if it was all illusions, she’d still need ridiculous skill to hit the keys fast enough to break the keyboard rhythm. That being said…
‘I agree with Dex. And you’re more than gregarious enough to keep up with the likes of us… actually, if you could emulate metal synth or something with that keyboard, I’d be more than willing to offer you a place in our band. I… assume you can do that, possibly?’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [GAME] [RP] Incarnatum Mȳthologiae [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Saris Kataras
So some time passes, and we return to the Party Van with Daryl in tow. I get the impression, from Jezz constantly staring at Daryl with a grin on her face and whispering in Dex’s ear, that she thinks the little vampire girl is the cutest thing in the world. I mean, she totally sort of is, but… y’know, she’s probably doing that with her illusions or something. Come on. But in any case, I’m gonna talk with her for a bit whilst everyone else is milling around and doing very little at the moment. I have a few more questions.
‘Sooo, Daryl. You seem to be a singer, then, granted that the illusions would have accounted for everything else you did earlier. I was just wondering, are there any other parts you can play, say, the guitar? Also, how are you standing out in the sunlight without frying to a crisp?’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Dragon Ball Z sign up, discussion and versus thread

First of all, Spectre’s eyes are almost solid red with white pupils and nothing else. Second, he can’t open his mouth that wide, and it’s just red overlaid on to the black of the rest of his body anyway. Other than that, though, I’d probably agree with how you see him.

EDIT: Oh, uh, this is BCLEGENDS’ alt account, in case there were any questions.

 
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Saris Kataras
That voice… that voice was heavenly. Very fitting for the form she took. And what a form. I… I just…
‘Let me be frank: I think I fell in love with you for a short while there.’
…hang on a moment…
‘On the other hand, I just realised how you managed to do all that stuff earlier and just no-’
‘Illusions…’
Awwwwwwww, you spoilsport. I wanted to say it.’
‘I had it figured out a while ago… trust me, I could have revealed it long before you caught up…’
‘Pshaw. Well. I thought the whole display was absolutely wonderful, especially the singing.’
General calls of “agreed” spring up throughout the crowd, as well as a nod from Jezz.
‘Yeah, I liked it.’ Jaxxy calls out. ‘But, uh, I hope she isn’t going to steal my place in the band.’
‘Jaxx, I could add her as the third vocalist in the band, but I’m sure you know you’re irreplacable, right? Oh, that’s a good song name, I’d better write that one down…’
A pause.
‘…I suggest we all head back to the Party Van. Wanna come with, Daryl?’

 
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Saris Kataras
For a time, nobody talks. Then…
‘What the actual fuck was that shit.’ .
‘Wonderful request, Dex. Rest assured, literally everyone else has the same question in their minds. For now, though… let me think for a second.’ .
My curiosity is piqued. Clearly, this is no ordinary vampire girl. Regardless of anything else, she’s got blatantly ridiculous levels of power to be able to casually pull hammers and guitars and giant gears from what appears to be thin air, and/or create things from what appears to be nothing – at the very least, she’s either old enough to be capable of ignoring the effects of sunlight, or one of her abilities can perform a similar task for her. I’m thinking that the sparkles might be the cause of that…
Actually, what if they are? If I disable them, she could die horribly. Or at least suffer some degree of pain, even if only momentary, which invoke some form of unseen wrath against me later. Best not, in that case.
‘…you said you’re a musician, Daryl? Would you mind awfully if I asked you to play a sample piece?’ .

 
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Saris Kataras
…Team what?
‘Uh. Who or what is Jacob, why is there a Jacob team, and what team are they up against? Oh, and what are their philosophies, too? That’s an important point.’ .
‘I think she may be… missing a few gears, if you get my meaning…’ .
‘Hey, Faeyr?’ .
‘Yes?’ .
‘Please don’t sneak up on me like that. You nearly scared the living- actually, ma’am, your eyes say you’re a vampire, and I tend to believe a person’s eyes more than their words in the case of vampirism. Unless those words are convincing, which yours, I’m afraid to say, are not.’ .
‘Like I said: missing gears…’ .
‘Dyu-buh-buh! Stop insulting her, man. Come on.’ .
‘Uh, guys? You realise she’s standing in direct sunlight, right?’ Jaxxy interjects. ’There’s no way she can be a vampire.’ .
‘Sure she can! She might be excessively old, and have the ability to withstand sunlight like that. I heard somewhere that that can be done, or something. I- is that the case?’ .
‘I am five billion two hundred ninety-seven million four hundred thirty thousand and six hundred eighty two years old, desu!’ She suddenly pipes up.
‘See? Far more than old enough to wait a moment there wasn’t even a planet that long ago. Probably. Someone needs to figure out how old our planet is, actually.’ .
‘If I made it my life’s work, I could manage it…’ .
‘Why haven’t you done that yet, then?’ .
‘My time is better spent on the musical arts… apparently…’ .
‘…probably not, but hey, you’re popular for it! Everyone likes a rock star in sparse clothing. I mean- technically you’re a metal star…’ .
‘Can you just get back to asking the vampire girl questions, please? My clothes are starting to lose dye with how long you’ve been wasting time… or hell, introduce yourself, even. You haven’t done that yet.’ .
‘Oh! You’re absolutely right, Jaxx, I haven’t! I- uh… ahem.’ .
I return to my standing position from the half-crouch I’ve been in.
‘The name is Saris. Saris Kataras. And you?’ .

 
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Saris Kataras
On the cue of the girl pushing down her skirt to cover herself, I begin to take notice of her… quite frankly strange outfit. Like, Jaxxy’s outfit is all sorts of psychedelic, given its colour scheme, but this is just completely insane. For instance, how are her hair ribbons keeping such ridiculously long pigtails- or hell, just the hair as a whole in place without even touching them? And where in the name of generic deific being here did she obtain an outfit like that? Big cutoff sleeves with a bunch of stuff on them, a school shirt of some kind apparently, cat ear headbands that move of their own accord… and again, the skirt – if she’s so keen to not reveal her underwear, why wear something like that? Especially given the literal tail on her. It’s like… I dunno, her whole attire is just weirding me out. Especially the wings, which are apparently made of crystals or something, and look like they could go either way with regards to how real they are. And she’s saying she could have taken on those tentacle creatures on her own, which is blatantly not true, given how much she was struggling and yelling for help…
…but. I get the impression that she has some form of… hidden depths. I dunno, maybe the adorable factor is somehow obfuscating a different side of her what the hell kind of language is that she just used. Okay, okay, just focus… actually, that sounds like an Eastern Kingdom language, although it’s not a variant I’ve ever heard. Maybe she learned it somewhere remote and obscure? But in any case, certain questions will be more important than that at the moment…
‘…uh. Okay. So, uh… what are you doing out here by yourself, then? And furthermore, why would you travel alone in an outfit like that? You… draw attention to yourself, y’know.’ .

 
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Saris Kataras
Right. We’re still driving along, then… slower than before, I hasten to add. I don’t want to make Jezz throw up again, not so soon after I already did it once. That’d be…
‘Kyaaaaaaa!’ .
I immediately stamp on the brakes, lurching the Party Van to a halt, and throwing forward everyone who isn’t secured to something. Which, fortunately, is limited only to people who won’t be horribly injured by it. Of course, now everyone is annoyed at me, probably.
‘Dude, what the hell?!’ .
Including Dex. Understandably. I turn to him.
‘I… thought I heard something? Did, uh… did Jezz-’ .
‘No, Jezz didn’t say anything out loud.’ .
‘…hmm…’ .
Now, I don’t know very much of the language of the Eastern Kingdoms, but I’ve watched enough pornographic cartoons with bad plots to know when someone is trying to futilely prevent their own sexual violation. This seems to be one of those situations.
‘…’m gonna have to drive a bit crazy for a moment, guys. Hold tight.’ .
‘No, wait-’ .
The box launches forwards, travelling in the direction of the yells at a relatively high pace. Eventually, I stop the van, and listen out again.
‘Right, then.’ .
I lower the box to the ground, then remove my seatbelt and stand.
‘Everyone in here alright? Nobody about to throw up?’ .
Everyone nods their okays, except for Jezz, who has turned ever so slightly green, and is glaring at me.
‘Sorry, Jezz. Necessity and justice called. By the way, anyone who wants to partake in such justice, follow me.’ .
I slide the door of the container open and leap out, immediately taking flight and heading towards the yells in question. Looking down, I see the majority of the groupies and band members following me, those who can fly doing so to keep up, and those on the ground doing their best. Shortly, I find myself in an appropriate clearing, where…
…how old is that girl? I mean, if she’s very young, it’d explain how cutesy and high-pitched her voice is. And what’s with the creatures with tentacles, too? I don’t…
YAMETE~!’ .
…whatever. Time to dispense justice. I land in the clearing, drawing the attention of just about all of the monsters and the girl, who holy fuck she’s a vampire. Okay, whatever. She’s in trouble, apparently, and I – amongst a number of other people, soon to be a much bigger number of other people – am here to help.
‘I suggest you put the young lady down, tentlemen.’ .
‘Bluur-hurr-hurr. Good joke,’ one of them states. Probably the ring leader, possibly. ‘But we’re going to have to decline, seeing as how there’s more of us than there are of you.’ .
‘And I am female.’ another one interjects.
‘So there are more of you than there are of me and my fellows, is that right?’ .
‘…duh…?’ .
The sounds of an angry mob stampeding are getting louder and louder by the second.
‘Let me put it this way: you have a few seconds to drop the girl and leave, or a big ol’ horde of various creatures are going to come over here and beat you all into the ground. I’d say about fifteen of those time period things at this point.’ .
About five of those time period things pass.
Then a couple of them break, fleeing into the forest; it doesn’t take long for most of the rest to get out of there, the girl being let go as they do so. The last two, with maybe two seconds to spare, fling a couple of blue slime balls at the people facing them down before they flee; both are successfully dodged, and no trace of tentacle remains as the horde breaks into the clearing, yelling for a bit before realising that the danger is no longer present and quieting down. I clap for them, with a genuine smile on my face.
‘Awwwwwesome job screaming, guys. Those tentacle guys practically pissed themselves with the sound you were making. Very nicely done… feel free to pursue them if you want. Make sure they don’t do something like this again, or what have you. Now, then…’ .
I stroll over to the vampire girl, who, having stood up during my speech, seems to be staring at me with… her eyes. Which are adorable as anything, it seems. Reaching her form, I kneel down slightly and look at her.
…God, she’s adorable.
‘You alright, missy? They didn’t actually do anything to you, did they?’ .

 
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Saris Kataras
‘I don’t understand why you can’t help me out here, Bern. It’s not like the incident was that insulting to her, surely?’ .
‘You seem to not understand why Jezzika is angry.’ A deep voice, slightly reverberant like a bell, and apparently originating from nowhere on account of the massive steel golem’s lack of mouth. Berneshh’s speech is quite soothing, once you get used to its apparent lack of source.
‘I accidentally made her throw up. Once. I’d understand if I’d done it several times before…’ .
‘You nearly have. And you had a good opportunity to stop when Dexter told you she was about to throw up. In front of a good number of her fans, no less.’ .
‘I heard the jar person collect her vomit. They weren’t that distressed by it.’ .
’It’s a matter of gossip. If people outside the groupies hear about it, which they almost certainly will, her reputation could be damaged quite badly. And yours, for that matter.’ .
‘…well, yeah, but-’ .
‘No more buts. I suggest you try to make as good a peace with her as you can, as soon as possible. The sooner, the better.’ .
‘…alright. So, uh, just before that… is your brother alright? After the whole city fell to the ground, and all…’ .
’He’s fine. Just about. I heard he literally had to rebuild himself from nearby scrap metal… he’s not gonna be the same until he gets the new chest piece, is all.’ .
‘Okay, cool.’ .
…this conversation is now getting awkward. I stand, then walk back towards the Party Van and climb in. No trace of vomit remains; only a couple of groupies are still in here; and the only other people present are Dex and Jezz, the latter holding her knees to her chest on the floor – in an annoyed fashion, I note, rather than a depressed fashion – and the former holding her in what appears to be a fairly firm hug. I almost envy their relationship, if I’m honest… somehow, Dex, of all possible beings, was the one who broke through Jezz’s shell and got close to her like other people don’t seem to be capable of doing. He’s the only one she talks to, even, and then only in whispers that nobody else can hear. But enough introspection; they’re both looking at me now. Jezz’s face is slowly twisting into a grimace…
Alright. Here goes.
‘So… Jezz. I just wanted to say I’m sorry about accidentally making you throw up. And, uh… I’ll try not to do it again. I’ll drive slower, or on the roads or whatever from now on. Once we’re out of the forest, obviously. But yes. I hope you can forgive me.’ .
A tense, drawn-out pause.
And then a slight smile and a nod from Jezz, and thank goodness I can relax now.
‘Phew. Awesome. That’s… yeah, alright. Thanks, Jezz.’ .
Hooray, I’m not hated by people. I didn’t expect it to be so easy, actually. Strange… maybe Dex talked to her. I’ll have to ask him later. The groupies in the container with us are apparently "d’aww"ing… I expect there’ll be some kind of heartwarming fan work made by one of them later on.
‘So are we gonna head off, or…?’ .
‘Oh, right, right. Yes, that might be useful, uh…’ .
I run back to the door of the Van and shout out of it:
‘Okay, everything’s fine now, guys! We’re heading off in a couple of minutes! Hop aboard, or prepare to follow, or whatever!’ .
The nearby clearing promptly bursts into activity – the band members not on the bus move back on to it, along with the majority of the groupies who were on it before the stop, and some who weren’t. As for myself, I head to the front of the box and sit down in the driver’s seat, ready to start it up.

[Band member names other than Saris, by the way: Jezzika, the elf; Dexter, the demon; Jaxxy, the banshee; Faeyrisil, the lich; Berneshh, the steel golem. So yes.]

 
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[Saris debut. For future reference, Saris’ voice has a minor Irish accent to his voice, because that kind of accent is sexy apparently; Dex speaks in a voice that would make a British upperclassman proud; and everyone else has an American accent appropriate for them unless otherwise noted. And Jezzika doesn’t speak to most people.]

Saris Kataras
‘Saris, please pull over. Jezz is looking like she’s going to be sick.’ .
‘Oh, she’ll be fine. She’s never-’ .
Sounds of vomiting fill the inside of the Party Van, swiftly followed by a reasonable number of yells of disgust, and one person screaming "OH MY GOD I NEED A JAR’.
‘…oh, okay, then.’ .
The wheel-less vehicle slows down and stops, eventually lowering itself to the forest floor beneath. Moments later, a reasonably-sized group of beasts and shifters pour out of the container, with another group visible about five hundred meters away behind the van. Shortly, an otherwise human-looking character with black hair, including a goatee, and small horns protruding from his skull climbs out, followed shortly by what appears to be a fairly dessicated corpse dressed in black rags, the only visible sparks of life being literal yellow sparks in his otherwise hollow eye sockets. And the fact that he is moving, of course.
And then I get pushed out, stumbling slightly before correcting my motion. Turning back, I see Jezzika’s angry (and, for obvious reasons, slightly dishevelled) face in the gap.
‘Jezz-’ .
The door into the Party Van slams shut.
‘Jezz! Come on, I’m sorry!’ I yell, to no obvious avail. I’d say more, but… gah, the elf is slightly touchy even at the best of times. She may well hold this incident against me for a while.
‘You know, Saris,’ the demon shifter behind me says, ‘she was only sick because of your crazy driving.’ .
‘Hey, hey, now. There were trees. I have to avoid the trees, Dex.’ .
‘Yes, but you could have done so at a lower speed. Or by driving along the track we were on earlier.’ .
’Where’s the fun in using a pre-determined road, though? No risk, no reward! Besides, it’s quicker driving through the forest.’ .
‘Not if you make our band members throw up!’ .
‘And, let’s be fair, here…’ the lich says in a slightly crackly whisper, ‘The track probably wouldn’t have taken that much longer, relatively speaking. Maybe an hour or so, at the speed you were going…’ .
‘Well, we can’t exactly turn back now, can we, Faeyr. It’s not that much longer ‘til we’re out of the trees, anyway… I would suggest that we take a five minute break, then move on. How’s that sound?’ .
‘Wonderful. I’ll spend it cleaning up whatever’s left after someone turns my girlfriend’s puke into a collector’s item.’ .
‘You could totally ask them not to do that, you know. That jar’ll probably get smashed whilst we’re driving, anyway.’ .
‘No, no, let them have it. It’ll probably be sold for a ridiculous sum in the next city we pass through anyway.’ .
Then the van door opens, and a banshee head peers through the opening – Jaxxy, with her purple spark eyes and strange rainbow-ey choice of clothing.
‘So, uh, if anyone wants to help out with the cleaning up in here, I’d reaaally appreciate it.’ .
’I’m coming, don’t worry…’ Dex states, heading into the van after tearing a strip from Faeyr’s clothes.
‘I wish he’d stop doing that to my clothes…’ .
‘I don’t.’ .
‘Yes, well… you don’t have to buy new rags on a regular basis, do you?’ .
‘Dude, come on, those things are so cheap, you could beg for the money to buy them in ten seconds flat. Besides, the damage shows off your physique nicely.’ .
I receive one firm lich-glare for my compliment.
‘I barely have a physique anyway…’ .
‘But what you do have is sexy.’ .
‘I still don’t comprehend how you can get off to… hell, with just about anything.’ .
‘I am an open-minded man, Faeyr. Also, partially-undead. That tends to give a person a much larger range of sexual options.’ .
I am undead, in case you forgot. And I don’t find most undead sexually arousing…’ .
‘Most undead are practically braindead, and hence not suitable sexual partners, on account of lack of consent. The ones that aren’t are great, and you are weird for not liking them. Did I ever tell you about this one zombie chick-’ .
‘Okay, stop there… please…’ .
‘Pfeh. So boring.’ .
’I’m not boring… I just have more specific tastes in pretty much everything than you.’ .
This is a semi-typical conversation between myself and Faeyr, in case there was any doubt. He’s a very fun guy, once you get past the whispery undead lich thing. But also a cynic of sorts. But fun.

 
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Primary Name: Saris
Other Names: Saris Kataras (full name), S.K.R.E.A.M. (stage name)
Class: Beast
Species: Siren/Banshee Hybrid
Gender: Male
Age: 85
Human Appearance: N/A
True Appearance: Humanoid frame of about 180cm in height, appearing very similar to this guy in terms of body type and hair, albeit slightly paler in terms of skin tone and aged up three or four years. Eyes appear to be relatively normal, being fae-esque in terms of basic appearance, with deep vermilion irises, but pupils constantly glow a bright fluorescent green that he tends to hide, either behind blackened shades or through use of his glamor. Additionally, bird-like wings sprout from his back to a length of about two and a half meters each, coloured an ashen grey with green flecks in the feathers, and his teeth and nails appear to be sharpened slightly, although this effect is natural due to his heritage. Usually walks around in tight-fitting white jeans specked with silver glitter, and nothing else, since shirts with wing slits in them are relatively rare compared to non-slitted shirts, and he apparently feels uncomfortable with covering his otherwise human-looking feet up, possibly due to being part-siren. But mostly he does it for reasons of fanservice.
Personality: A pretty nice guy with a “free mind” style outlook, alongside a subtly-played penchant for just about any gender of creature, if they indeed exhibit a desire to bed him. He also tends to act in a slightly air-headed manner, obfuscating a leader-like quality in difficult situations that has earned him many, many groupies.
Skills:
Singing – Saris is an expert singer, partially due to the combination of vocal talents inherited from his parents. Specifically, he is a popular and well-known metal/screamo vocalist in Utopian cities and amongst certain Undersphere- and Eastern Kingdom-based fan groups, but is also capable of softer or sweeter singing when he feels like it, reaching choir-esque levels if he tries hard enough.
Leadership- In difficult situations such as combat, Saris has a natural tendency to occupy a leaderly role, and direct or assist people as is appropriate for the moment.
Spells and Abilities:
Basic Abilities:
Flight – Wings; ergo, flight. This cannot be sustained forever, but at his current physique, Saris can manage a reasonable time airborne, achieving a good maximum distance and height in that time.
Superior Physique – As a fae, Saris’ general physical capabilities, e.g. strength, reflexes, senses, rate of healing, etc., are all drastically greater than those of the average human being. These are further bolstered by his (technically) undead status, which additionally grants him a greater than (human) average intelligence and minor resistance to most forms of damage.
Glamour/Energy Drain – An aura of energy extends outward from Saris to a reasonable distance. Within this aura, he can create relatively complex illusions to alter the perceptions of targets in range, emulating the main five senses belonging to humans and most other sentient beings with a good degree of accuracy, or drain the life energy of beings within it to damage them and restore himself, potentially transforming those killed by the effect into new undead beings. Saris cannot utilise both his glamor and energy drain to their full capacity at the same time without straining himself to do so, losing a significant amount of focus on other things when he does. Additionally, he may degrade the glamor into a relatively primitive form in order to unleash a loud and horrifying shriek that selectively paralyses those who hear it with mind-numbing terror, potentially bursting eardrums, and/or causing death through shock in targets with low willpower or who are easily scared, although the effects of such fear are able to be resisted with a high enough willpower or via use of certain abilities.
Banshee Hearing – Being part-banshee, Saris’ hearing is magically enhanced in such a manner that his own shrieks do not damage his hearing to any degree. Additionally, he is less likely to suffer hearing damage from loud noises in general, and is significantly more resistant to the shrieks of other banshees and their effects than most other beings of a similar willpower to himself.
Siren Song – When desired, Saris may alter his voice to a melodic and heavily charming version of itself, usually delivered in song to boost the effect (hence the ability name). Whilst this power is active, those listening to him have a strong desire to do whatever he asks them to, or otherwise be near him for the sake of it as opposed to anything else if no orders are given, although those with strong willpowers can resist this effect, and orders that would require particularly unpleasant actions such as attacking a close friend are proportionally easier to resist carrying out.
Advanced Abilities:
Unless otherwise stated, Saris’ advanced abilities function by producing magically enchanted soundwaves that affect anyone (or, where appropriate, anything) struck by them on a selective basis, including Saris himself. They are usually activated via chanting a short invocation, although they can be activated to somewhat lesser effect simply by vocalising a sound of some form. As a result of this method of activation, appropriate abilities cannot be used if Saris’ voice is muted to a great enough extent, through either physical or magical methods; in the same way, the abilities themselves will have less effect on those who are sufficiently shielded, magically or otherwise, from the soundwaves produced.
Knight’s Canticle – Amplifies the general physical characteristics and bolsters the general willpower and resistance to fear and fear-inducing effects of anyone affected. Such effects linger for a moderate time once the Canticle ends, although they get gradually weaker as more time passes without hearing another Canticle.
Wizard’s Dirge – Lowers the effectiveness of spells and abilities and breaks down the general willpower and resistance to fear and fear-inducing effects of anyone affected. Such effects linger for a moderate time once the Dirge ends, although they get gradually weaker as more time passes without hearing another Dirge.
Judgement’s Aria – Selectively provides one of two effects to anything affected. The first possible effect causes bodily regeneration not too dissimilar to that of the average vampire in targets, although it differs in that it is weaker than the regeneration of the average vampire and only lasts for a moderate timeframe if further Arias are not invoked within said timeframe, but with the upside that, save for abilities or spells specifically designed to hinder or halt regeneration, it will allow for regeneration against most sources of damage, including damage caused to vampires by sunlight or sunlight-emulating abilities. The second possible effect is the opposite of the first, in that, at a fairly rapid pace, the target’s bodily form will rust, rot, dissolve, disintegrate, or otherwise decay in some form from the outside in, eventually killing it if it does not have some form of regenerative ability to counteract the decay (excessively tough or powerful opponents may be capable of outlasting the time limit on a single, or even several consecutive Arias, without need of regeneration or healing, although doing so is all but impossible after a certain point). Should a single target ever be inflicted with both effects at once, they will cancel out fully, leaving neither regeneration nor degeneration of bodily form behind, although further invocations of one or the other may then be inflicted upon a target immediately.
Possessions:
“The Party Van” – Basically just a large metal container with a sliding door along one side, a great number of seats inside (with appropriate restraints) and reinforced windows at both ends and along the sides of these, as well as two “privacy rooms” containing a bed each, and enchanted to only allow sound in, not out. Magically enchanted so that it hovers above the ground, and can be driven like an IRL vehicle, albeit with an ability to rotate back upright if it turns over in midair. Acts as transportation for Howling Menace, their instruments, and some groupies.
Band stuff – Guitars, microphones, drum kits, and just about everything else a singer might ever need. Includes backups of all of the above.
Band members – Members of Saris’ band, Howling Menace (and by virtue of being alive, not technically owned by Saris himself, although it’s easier to list them as possessions for the moment). Includes a female banshee, Jaxxy, as backup vocalist; a male lich, Faeyrisil, as bass guitar; a female elf, Jezzika, and male demon, Dexter, as electric guitar; and an apparently masculine steel golem, Berneshh, as drummer. Note that anyone can sign up as one of them, if they so please; however, by this point, they do already have set personalities and appearances, although no set abilities.
Groupies – A large group of band followers Beast and Shifter alike (again, not technically under ownership of Saris, but easier to list as possessions than anything else), some riding in the Party Van, others following on foot or by wing. The group consists of a reasonably large number of undead creatures, including banshees, liches, zombies and dullahans, but also contains a great number of living creatures such as fae, demons, at least one dragon, and even a human or two, or possibly more.
Faction: Neutral
Biography: Born to a full Siren mother and a shifter Banshee father, Saris’ early life was heavily music-influenced. It was probably a dead certainty that he would become a singer of some form, as rare as those are in the Worldsphere today; ultimately, though, relatively significant amounts of time spent around his father were what likely tipped him toward entering the stage as a metal-focused rockstar. Gathering a band up at the age of twenty two, he started his career on a high note, and quickly gained a fairly large following, which has continued to grow steadily since then. Alas, as many famous singers are wont to do, he fell into a cycle of casual sex and drug abuse, at one point becoming particularly addicted to a specific drug called Nerveburn, which provides extreme sensitivity and an oddly pleasant tingling sensation all over the body, but eventually destroys the nerve endings in the skin with prolonged use. Fortunately, his band members succeeded in weaning him off of Nerveburn and a variety of other drugs before such effects became a major problem, and since that time, he has been severely against drug use of any form, enforcing it in his band members to the highest degree he can manage. Although the casual sex is still a regular thing, granted that his partially undead status grants him immunity to natural disease.

A new character here; for reference, this account is the alt of BCLEGENDS, to be confirmed shortly.

 
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Trent post.

 
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Trent Mackerby
Having eliminated the remaining inmates – other than Lynx and Wanda, who have gotten into quite the fight – I am shocked to find that Alexis has been quite violently murdered… I suppose no debt needs to be repayed now, but still. I think the other guy may or may not have died as well… that’s annoying. Turning around, I carefully aim my weapon, still with seven rounds in, at the more dangerous of the two inmates, who has just received a face-full of skull, and fire twice at the centre of her upper body. No need for an attempt at a headshot – at this bullet calibre, one hit will be more than enough to drop her immediately.