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A Battle Rages

Postby Dom » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:33 pm

A circle of armoured humans brace themselves and lock shields. Cowering behind them is a young woman with a crown on her head. Pushing them back are some 20 heavily armed troops. Soon the valiant defenders are backed against a wall and the long spears of the attackers pick them off with ease. They fall one by one till only the young woman is still standing. Her protectors defeated she takes off her crown and hands it to the nearest warrior.
"Congratulations, i suppose that makes you Haran now".
"I suppose it does..."
She looks out over the dusty field at all her fallen allies. What had they done wrong? What had they missed? The strategies seemed sound when they devised it.
A young bearded man, with a shield slung over his shoulder walked over to her, seeing the question on her face.
"you focused too much on what you saw to be the biggest threat, you split your numbers and Saffina's troops capitalised. They knew what you would do and planned accordingly"

"Never forget that you opponent can think too" she says, clearly repeating a previously taught lesson.

"Right, up you get. Let’s do it again but this time Connell is the Haran. Same teams. " and as he says this, the 'dead' troops on the floor get up, brush themselves off check their equipment and prepare to fight again. Leofric glances over to a young woman in dusty red armour.
"go easy on them, they are only boys, but they are learning.

No one is sure what they are practicing for, or whether it will help, but S.H.I.E.L.D practice every day. Making the fallen men and women of Velmaneth, into warriors.
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Re: A Battle Rages

Postby rachel » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:14 pm

After a few hours of practice Safina tells the men to rest, splitting the women into pairs so they can fight one-on-one.

"If you are hit in the chest or head you are dead," she reminds them. "When you have died five times, swap partners."

One women glares at the desert girl, obviously unimpressed. "And why don't we get a break too? We've worked just as hard. Why do we have to carry on practising?" Her friend tries to pull her away, but she stands her ground, ready for an argument.

The look on Safina's face is one of incredulous disbelief. "Because you don't need a break. You are women, you have given birth many times, you are tougher than men. How will you protect your brothers if in the middle of battle you become too tired to fight?" She suddenly smiles, tone slightly mocking. "Unless you want to be treaten like children?"

"No..."

"Then what is your argument? Practise your fighting."

Shaking her head at this woman's obvious madness, she moves towards a group of young girls sitting nearby. As she walks closer, one of them holds up a dagger, stained red with blood.

"I killed it!" she calls, grinning with pride. "Just like you told us how! It was coming for us and I killed it!"

For a moment a strange memory washes over Safina- herself as a child, clutching a short sword dripping with black blood, the whole of her shoulder on fire with pain... Then the sensation is gone, and her memory is blank once more. She shakes away her disappointment and smiles.

"That is good. Well done. Show me how you did it."
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Haze: A distrusting feline. With a mask.
Safina Kor: Human warrior from the Kor tribe (because everyone knows men can't fight... ;))
Singe: Child-like efreeti scout.

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Re: A Battle Rages

Postby Edd » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:22 pm

A large blue lion wanders over to the two of them. On his shoulder rests a great spear and over his back a shield is slung. He yawns before addressing the two.

"Tu'ath thinks one day the will have enough strength to maybe take on one Marisii. Two at push. But never woman Kor....grrrr....Tu'ath is jesting...stupid totems.... They are learning well."

He chuckles to himself with a throaty growl.

"The spearmen are learning too. Tu'ath still does not think they should be put to the test yet, but with time, they will learn. We will have a second rank for our shield wall."
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Re: A Battle Rages

Postby Peter Levy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:10 pm

**A somewhat familiar voices echoes in the ears of those gathered here in training.**

Monkay understand. Monkay see Tu'ath big, strong Marisi.

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Re: A Battle Rages

Postby rachel » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:52 pm

"And a very powerful warrior," agrees Safina, turning from her conversation to face the new arrival. "How are you Monkay? Have you come to join us?"
Characters:
Haze: A distrusting feline. With a mask.
Safina Kor: Human warrior from the Kor tribe (because everyone knows men can't fight... ;))
Singe: Child-like efreeti scout.

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Re: A Battle Rages

Postby Peter Levy » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:17 pm

**The monkey is not present.**

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Re: A Battle Rages

Postby rachel » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:30 pm

Face suddenly serious, Safina draws her sword. She surveys the area calmly, speaking to the blue lion as she does so.

"Did you hear the person I was talking to, Tu'ath? The voice of someone we both once knew?"
Characters:
Haze: A distrusting feline. With a mask.
Safina Kor: Human warrior from the Kor tribe (because everyone knows men can't fight... ;))
Singe: Child-like efreeti scout.

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Re: A Battle Rages

Postby Edd » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:20 pm

Tu'ath's growl is low and rumbling in his throat. His spear is raised in a defensive posture, and he focuses on his surroundings ((Acute Hearing))

"Tu'ath heard, but cannot see. Tu'ath does not like hidden voices, last time Tu'ath met one he stabbed it in the face."
Razorwind - Paladin of Quaos
Doki Rinsei - Sword of Life and Fire
Caspian 'Fledgling' Coshwood - Psycomancer, Erathil's Prodigy
Scorch - Efreeti Null Mage

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Re: A Battle Rages

Postby rachel » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:34 pm

The children behind Safina all stand up when she draws her sword, clutching various weapons. One of them holding a short, make-shift spear steals a quick glance at Tu'ath, before adjusting her position to copy him. Safina smiles at her friend's comment, amused. After waiting a few moments for something to attack, she relaxes slightly, looking around for Leofric to see if he is nearby.

"Perhaps it is just a trick."
Characters:
Haze: A distrusting feline. With a mask.
Safina Kor: Human warrior from the Kor tribe (because everyone knows men can't fight... ;))
Singe: Child-like efreeti scout.


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