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Experiments and Trials

Postby dainul » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:28 am

Reith stands back to regard his handiwork. The sheet of rough hide doesn't look like much, but perhaps there is a start in there. He places it over one of the lingering demon corpses, and picks up his axe. He hefts the axe once or twice as he steps up, then swings it hard at the body.

The axe goes through the rudimentary armour easily, and slices into the creature beneath. Reith sighs, and carefully peels the hide sheet up again. It sticks around he wound where it had been pulled into the body with the axe blow. Reith pauses and looks closer. Yes, the hide seems to have resisted the blow a little, if not completely. If he could get it to harden, the demon-hide should function as leather. Probably heating it by a fire would be a good start to that process. Which, of course, required a fire.

He stretches and looks around the area, at the scraps of prototype armour, the claws and chipped bone that he had been trying to fashion as weapons or as studs for the armour. Kendra had given him the idea initially, with her bone sword. Reith's eyes are drawn to his best attempt yet at a weapon - a sharpened rib tied as an axe-head to a long leg-bone. It had worked fairly well until the second rib had broken from its bindings and come within an inch or two of taking Reith's eye out. Still, the groundwork was there, and whatever else he might say about these demons, their bones seemed quite ready to hold an edge.

As he goes to leave for now, his eyes are drawn to the broken torso of one of the larger demons, moreover to the ribs. Any warrior knows that the ribs serve as a kind of internal armour to protect the lungs and heart, so perhaps someone else's ribs could be used for external armour. With that thought surfacing in his mind, Reith sets off to see about getting a fire going to help in his work.
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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby BlueTressym » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:09 pm

Some after after returning to the Bastion of Hope, Kendra goes to see Reith. She doesn't say anything at first, just sits nearby watching him work, her head tilted to one side in an expression of curiosity. If Reith has a fire going, she is as near it as she can be without being in his way or getting her newly-growing whiskers singed.

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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby dainul » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:11 pm

There is a small fire to one side of Reith's makeshift workshop around which three squares of hide are drying, but otherwise, Reith is not using. He is currently setting a number of demon ribs soaking in a variety of liquids, many of which he is taking great pains to keep away from the small fire. Setting the last one down with great care, he turns back and looks at Kendra warming herself by the fire. He thoroughly wipes his hands clean and then moves over to the fire himself.

"I'm going to need more materials soon." he muses, partly to himself.
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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby BlueTressym » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:15 pm

Hearing this, Kendra points at one of the hides. "That is materials?"

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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby dainul » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:42 am

"Everything I'm working with. Mostly I'm running out of dead demons, though." Reith sits down next to Kendra and the fire. "I've been trying to figure out how to make servicable arms and armour out here, and demon hide and bone seems to be about the only material in relatively plentiful supply. Inspired by your sword, actually."
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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby BlueTressym » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:13 am

Kendra holds up her bone blade, "Sword here? Kendra mother give it to her, from great beast! Kendra help Reith, we kill more demons for materials? Many demons out there," she points over the walls of the Bastion, then adds, with a scowl, "and elf-wolf!"

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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby dainul » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:11 pm

"Elf-wolf?" Reith asks. "And not alone, there are a lot of demons out there, and I don't really want to get killed gathering materials. I might ask Kallist to... do whatever he did before so we can kill a few and get back in relative safety."
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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby BlueTressym » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:25 pm

"Blue elf, then wolf. He like Midari! Bad wolf!" Kendra indicates over the walls again "He run out there."

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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby dainul » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:49 pm

"Midari?" Reith glances almost involuntarily toward the walls, such as they are. "Better he's out there than in here, then."
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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby BlueTressym » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:03 pm

Kendra nods fervently, her tail twitching slightly. "He appear on mission with not-dead things and go to Aquilla-elf. He talk to Kendra like Midari talk to Kendra on Island and stalk Kendra when Aquilla-elf not look. Then he die and red-scale die in storms of magic and here Captain-human call Hope-lady and die and elf-wolf and red-scale come back and wolf run. Hope he not come back. Kendra die once, not want die again and never see sky again." She looks upwards "Even wrong sky"

*Kendra*
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Kendra; Cat, Curious, - and ALIVE!
Mirya Sohail; High Mage and expatriate
'Rilla' Moonheart; "Bad-Ass Life Elf" - ?!?!?!
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Re: Experiments and Trials

Postby BlueTressym » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:29 pm

Kendra is once again watching Reith work when the light shining all around the bastion suddenly fades. She is about to speak when she suddenly sits bolt upright, tilting her head as if trying to hear something far away. She springs to her feet, then with equal suddenness falls to her knees. The next moment a keening wail of anguish echoes around the Bastion as Kendra yowls her despair from the depths of her soul.

*Kendra*
(WoA): 'Lia' Goldmoon; Light elf Celebrant of Lenamo
Kendra; Cat, Curious, - and ALIVE!
Mirya Sohail; High Mage and expatriate
'Rilla' Moonheart; "Bad-Ass Life Elf" - ?!?!?!
Amavaine Kalythaer; Elven/Avian Sorceress


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