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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Fri May 11, 2012 10:13 am


Rayann could feel the pull of magics Kali was doing and as she felt the ambient magic increasing she felt the familiar nausea associated with it. Thankfully she had learned to adjust herself accordingly and was not left defenseless by the affects upon her. As Kali’s spell erupted and Amayath’s spell was also cast, Rayann knew her next spell was essential to the innocent lives still within the chamber.

As the spells hit the beast, Rayann cast her spell creating a blanket like barrier between the remaining souls that had managed to scramble close to the exits. As debris and molten pieces of the beast began to fly, the people beneath her spell remained unharmed and could still make their way to the gaping hole she widened.

Rayann caught movement overhead and saw the silver flash of scales just as Nol moved.




Kellan watched the mages work. While she had seen the work they had done in Heartlund, it was the first time she was able to actually observe without being distracted by someone trying to kill her. It amazed her how much power they wielded and could understand why such mistrust had been created between them and the Knights.

As the spells hit the beast, Kellan nudged Nol with her knees and leaned forward raising her voice over the sound of the destruction below.

”NOW! Freeze it and I will shatter it with my sword!”

As she felt the scales on his back and neck grow cold as he prepared to use his frigid breath weapon, Kellan left as little of her body touching his scales as she possibly could. Gripping her sword tight in her hand, she waited for the massive shuddering of Nol’s body when he released his weapon.

While it was not that high up, Kellan knew it was high enough that if she didn’t land just right she could injure herself but she had practiced this with Nol on many occasions and was confident she could execute the fall perfectly.

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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Fri May 11, 2012 11:44 am


Nol felt an incredible pull on the magic field all around them and turned to watch as Amayth began to work her magic. He also watched as Kali did what she did and the very heart of him was hurting for her. Despite all the pain she had brought him he still could not help but feel compassion for her and the dangers she would face by this path she was choosing. He heard Kellan scream over the top of the sounds below and it snapped him out of his self-induced trance. He was about to release his breath weapon per Kellan’s command. It was a maneuver they had practiced many times and he felt her strong legs flex and release against his scales as the glands in his throat began to beat and prepare to fire. Suddenly however he stopped as he witnessed a change in the scene below. Kellan’s legs snapped back against his neck in response and he spoke to her mind, ~”Wait.”~

As the ball of energy released from her hands and he heard the echoing hiss of magic come off Amayth's mouth he instinctively stepped back slightly to protect his rider as the beam of white hot light shot through the open roof of the Chamber of Stars. His wings came up in a protective gesture to shield Kellan and he turned his head slightly. Even with his dragon eyes that could look into very intense light, this was something none of the humans or elves would be able to do. Despite his increased resistance to blinding light he was still forced to squint and half shield himself.

He wasn't sure, for it happened in such a split second, but the rider almost seemed to change, or morph somehow, but he had seen Piramay teleport away before and it all looked so familiar. He had never truly paid attention however. Perhaps it was just the effect the spell had on the wizards body as it yanked her through the opening in the air, and yet, somehow it seemed slightly off. Nol was sensitive to magic and could use it, and he simply chalked his observation as a strange effect of the intense light.

As the beast was incinerated and laid to waste Nol looked back at Kellan and whispered into her mind, ~"Are you alright my moon and stars?"~



Kali watched and the world seemed to slow as the spell left the tip of her fingers. The ball of crackling energy hissed and burnt the very air, moving the short distance between herself and Piramay. She could feel the adrenaline rush as the spell was on course to collide with her enemy. She had intentionally made the spell so powerful to thwart any shielding that Piramay would attempt to erect in defense. The spell was designed so that even if it collided with a defense it would knock Piramay from the molten construct and give Kali a second chance at her while she was scrambling to recover, Kali was already sidestepping to her left in case that happened, like her father she was always several steps ahead of her actions when in battle.

Suddenly the room filled with a light so incredibly intense Kali had to bring her robe sleeve up to cover her eyes. Even through the heavy black velvet she could feel the light that was surrounding her and as she brought her sleeve down a second later she caught the tell tale sign of Piramay's escape as the beast reared up and took the brunt of the spell into it's chest, followed by the column of light appearing from the heaven's and smashing it to ruin against the ground.

Kali was seething and turned a hateful gaze to Amayth. She moved like the Elves as she crossed the room in an instant, her face red with rage. Her scar even turned a deep shade of purple and her eyes pounded with kinetic energy as she blasted her words to the white robed mage who had just robbed her of victory, "You FOOL! What in the Abyss are you doing!??! We had her! She was MINE for the taking and you stole this victory from me! By the gods I will have it from you!"

Amayth would feel the incredibly dangerous amounts of energy that were building in Kali right now. Yes she was also behaving extremely recklessly and almost insane with anger, but it was a dangerous and volatile situation that even Piramay would recognize. These were the moments where Kali actually worked herself into such a rage that she lost all sense of self-preservation, she would kill despite the consequences. Piramay had seen this before and would recognize it.

Kali was almost nose to nose with Amayth and though she was not threatening the use of magic her fists were balled and was likely to slug the white robed mage in the mouth as much as cast a spell.

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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Fri May 11, 2012 3:01 pm



Piramay was accutely aware of the ice she stood upon. She knew the look in the half-elf's eyes but she did not let it bother her. Instead she stared at Kali with a stern look of her own. She took note of the dragon and rider overhead and the presence of Myth, his wife, and the guard now approaching the chamber. Taking in a deep breath her hand flew up landing an open handed slap across the side of Kali's face.

"You ignorent little black robed half-blood. You speak of denied victory as if you were a spoiled child denied their bedtime snack. If I had not acted that spell you so ignorantly cast would indeed have taken out the mage and her beast but also the chamber wall behind her." Amayth pointed to the damaged wall and pillars. "Any more damage could have brought the place down upon our heads. I for one am not going to die because of some child's petty act of vengence." Amayth stood there defiantly.as all eyes in the room looked at the two women.
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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Fri May 11, 2012 4:09 pm


As Kali and Amayth stood nose to nose Kali could feel her heartbeat in her wrists as she squeezed her hands. The sound of Amayth's hand cracking off Kali's cheek echoed across the broken wall of the Chamber of Stars. Surprisingly Kali's head recoiled back and she didn't give the slightest squeak as she absorbed the blow and then slowly turned to look back at Amayth.

The voice echoed in her head, the dragon that was locked in her heart, the same dragon that was the voice of her angst, hatred and utter defiance for anything that had to do with this world anymore slithered into her inner ear and whispered, "Surly you are not going to let this one get away with such a thing?" The voice faded and slithered off before returning a second later, "In front of all these assembled no less, what is Kali? Weak? Insufficient to be recognized for her power? Perhaps she is not as powerful as she believes, perhaps she is nothing more than Fifth's whipping post afterall..."

With a calm, almost placid expression Kali looked back into the eyes of Amayth and her familiar, crooked smile just barely began to creep up her cheek as an explosion detonated at Kali's feet, right where the regeants she was still holding for her second spell landed. It was for Kali's part a brilliant move, and one that most likely caught every single person around her by surprise. As Amayth tumbled through the air along with countless shards of debris Kali's eyes flashed from behind and the dragon hissed into her inner ear, "That's right Kali, there is nothing in this world, nothing but power, power that only you possess. You are beginning to see now that no one can be trusted, they can only be used for your purpose and to achieve your goals."

Kali's staff started glowing as the people in the room began to run again from the new threat that suddenly emerged. Kali's robes turned to a shadow like appearance as the rage within her took over and she stared directly at Amayth. Her eyes focused on the woman and the pin point of hatred was obvious in her eyes. The small crimson line that ran from her mouth as a result of the woman's slap seemed to simmer as her skin increased in temperature. Her voice was like gravel as she whispered, "Die..."

Kali's staff came up as she hissed words of magic, an explosion of shadow and fire arced out right in the white robe wizards direction. The spell was powerful enough to not only take out Amayth but also the wall behind her, almost as if she was making a point about the white wizards words, that Kali couldn't care less about the walls or structure of the Chamber of Stars.

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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Mon May 14, 2012 7:45 am



The world spun and Piramay found that she had to draw herself from the floor. It was surprising move by the young woman but not entirely unexpected. The ground hissed beneath her palm as she stood. She could feel the magic Kali was pulling forth in those moments. A smile smirk came to her lips as she noticed a movement that Kali had not. She stood facing away from Kali but looking back at her. She could create a barrier but what was about to happen would be so much better.



Myth watched guarding his eyes as the dragon was destroyed. He was about to breathe a sigh of relief as his daughter crossed the chamber and began to berate the hermit mage. He could scarcely believe how irrational Kali was acting or that she dared to stand so close to the woman. He was less shocked when Amayth struck Kali and laid into Kali verbally. He was already taking steps towards the two when the reagents exploded at Kali’s feet blowing back the white robed mage. Kali’s robes became as shadow and he knew his daughter’s intent. Myth cursed beneath his breath.

Within the span of moments there was a blur of crimson red, a flash of brilliant blue light, and chaotic winds as Kali’s spell was struck and halted before it could ever reach its intended target. Fire and shadow roiled in the air as mad winds blew around the chambers as the runes of Myth’s ancient blade glowed like the moon overhead. The shadows and flame were drawn into the blade and the winds twisted flowing around Myth twisting his red mane of hair around his imposing form. As the wind subsided Myth stood releasing his off hand from the blade looking back to Amayth before he leveled his gaze upon Kali. He spoke with the authoritative voice of father, ruler, and warrior.

“These sacred halls have been bathed in enough blood and I will not allow a single drop more from either of you. This will end now or so help me by the gods of Krynn I will end it for the both of you one way or another.” To illustrate the point Myth stood between them both in a position that would allow him to move on anyone who dared to make an offensive move.

Myth loved his daughter with all of his heart, but his duty to their people stood paramount above all things. Myth was not protecting the elven mage, but the chamber and the people outside. Myth empathized with Kali on many things and this was not an easy position for him to be in. The faintest hint of shadow and flame danced on the surface of Blue Moon as it sat ready in his hands. Friend or foe Myth’s word was not to be doubted and both the women he watched knew this. Myth was optimally positioned to finish anything that either mage could start. He was coiled and only waited for a reason to pounce upon either woman in defense of his people and their home.
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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Mon May 14, 2012 9:24 am


The brightness of the spell cast by Amayath was so much so that even though they were closed, Kellan’s eyes still hurt from the intensity of it all. Not to mention the heat she could feel from it. Not like the molten beast it was intended for but there was heat all the same. As Nol shielded her from the intensity of the spell, Kellan leaned forward to make herself as much a part of his body as she possibly could.

When she heard Nol’s voice in her head, Kellan dared to open her eyes and slowly rise to a seated position once more. Opening her eyes and blinking several times to adjust them to the less sbright light that now filled the chamber, she nodded her head and spoke softly to Nol.

”Aye….thanks to you, my sun and sky”

Kellan watched the chaos below as the beast was finished. Thinking things could turn to assessment and clean up she was taken completely by surprise when she saw Kali head for the white robe mage and rail at her in an obvious rage. When Amayath’s hand slapped Kali’s cheek Kellan visibly flinched and her mouth grew slightly agape. While Kellan didn’t know Kali when she was like this she knew it would have one of two endings.

And as the ground erupted beneath the black robed mage and Amayath’s went flying, Kellan knew it was going to be the worse of the two. Drawing her knees together to hold tighter to Nol in case he needed to take flight suddenly she sat and watched as Myth moved with a speed she knew he was known for. As his voice boomed through the chamber after stopping Kali’s destructive spell, Kellan waited anxiously to see just how this whole ordeal was going to play out. All the while she couldn’t help but think, in the back of her mind, how heartbroken Aeolis was as these events unfolded on what was to be the most joyous day of his life and she felt her own heart painfully constrict in her chest.





Rayann released the spell that kept the citizens protected as soon as the beast was destroyed. The rushing mass stopped when it seemed the danger was gone but when the two female mages started at each other, the panic once more ensued, more so now, and Rayann was forced to protect those once more scrambling for the exit.

As Myth moved to place himself, with Blue Moon, between the mages, Rayann was torn. She knew where Kali was coming from but she knew Myth’s first responsibility was to the innocent people still caught in the cross fire. All she could do was pray….for both husband and daughter. And she felt as though she was inadequately protecting either of them.


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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Mon May 14, 2012 10:20 am


As the winds swirled around them and Blue Moon did only what it could do Kali turned a gaze to her father standing between her and Amayth. She inhaled deeply and Myth would see the lines of rage cutting deep into Kali’s facial features. Myth knew his daughters love for him, it was always the case that she related to him better. Both had been in the service of the Dark Queen, both had slain indiscriminately for the cause of shadows, both had a gift for strategy and tactics, and both had left that service for their own individual purposes. Only one however, was a true elf, and from this Kali always knew there was that small divider.

As she watched him Myth would see there was a moment of responsive thought in her gaze. He would see it on her face as the shadows from her flowing robes swirled around her, she was actually considering attacking him to finish what she started. Her concentrated gaze was no longer on Amayth but on Myth himself and because Myth knew Kali well he would recognize the stare. She was considering, quickly planning and adapting, noting all the advantages and disadvantages in the immediate area, it was in fact the exact same thing he had seen the night she caused him to kill Nim’sul in the Ivory Tower, a tower that was still in ruin as a result of her actions, and his. It was ironic how they now stood only a few hundred meters from that place, and that it was the last time he had employed the power of his incredibly powerful sword.

Kali’s fingers twitched on her staff and Myth’s eyebrow cocked ever so slightly, was she actually going to do it? She whispered words, they were sinister in their tone and pointed in their delivery, “Then so be it by YOUR people that a protector has finally arisen who can safeguard the whole of their lands… father.”

She could see the look of hurt on her Father’s face. Her sarcasm wasn’t what caused him the slightness of pain, but the divorce she had just decreed in referring to the Silvanesti as his people, not hers, or ours. One statement and she had just renounced any claim she had to the Silvanesti Elves. Myth would also know at that very point she had seen there was no advantage she could exploit, and sadly he would see in her eyes that in her rage it was not a love for him that stopped her but a lack of tactical advantages to get through him to her real target.

She turned her gaze slightly and looked at Amayth briefly before turning to exit the room. She purposely walked the long distance to the formal entryway where Ceridwyn had entered and into the knee deep rose pedals. Her robes slithered around her body like liquid smoke in response to the movement underneath as she disappeared down the grand entryway.



Nol watched as the events unfolded. He felt Kellan’s legs tighten around his body and he focused with intensity as Myth moved with lightening speed to intercept and kill the spell. It was something he had only seen once or twice, for Nol knew as powerful as Blue Moon was it couldn’t just gobble magic at will or on a daily basis, however when the tactic was deployed it caused the very magic all around to shutter and recoil. Nol felt this recoil and he inhaled deeply.

As Kali spoke Nol would hear the hate in her voice. He knew her well enough to pick up on it, she was intentional about what she was saying, she had removed herself from her heritage without conviction or remorse. He turned to look up at Kellan and saw the slight confusion on her face. He could see she was picking up on the seriousness and weight of what was being said but he wasn’t sure if she completely understood. He whispered to her mind ~”Kali has just given up her right as heir to the throne of the Silvanesti.” ~

He noted the look of shock on her face but he continued, ~“Likely it would have been challenged anyway as she is not pure blood. I think Amayth was making that point when she referred to her as ‘half-blood’, that is in Elvish about one of the worse things you can say. Kali never truly thought of herself as one of them, she has always known her place, but now everyone knows.”~


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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Mon May 14, 2012 12:37 pm


Rayann let the spell die that had been a protective barrier between the exiting people and the confrontational mages wither husband between them. As she stood watching her daughter and husband with the elusive Amayth she could see Kali looking around, trying to determine the advantage she might have over Myth and Rayann felt her heart stop beating as the seconds dragged out. No Kali, she thought. Don’t do this. Don’t let your rage blind you to anything else.

When Kali’s voice echoed in the near silent chamber Rayann audibly gasped. The weight of her words hung in the air only a second before they fell letting everyone know just exactly what she had done. While Rayann didn’t kid herself into thinking her children could ever have claim to any throne of the Elves, the fact Kali disavowed her Elven heritage in such a way made it perfectly clear just exactly how she would be treated and referred to from this day forth.

Rayann’s eyes darted from Kali to Myth and back again several times and while outwardly she could see no indication of the hurt Kali had caused her father, Rayann knew it and for that she felt her heart break. Her family was no longer whole. It had been fractured in the past but now it was nothing more than a million tiny shards scattered to the wind.

As Kali turned and walked form the chamber, taking the same route Ceridwyn had entered, Rayann felt the tears well up in her eyes and slide slowly down her pale cheeks. Her best friend was near death (or so it seemed), her husband had to take a stand and defend his people from his own daughter and another mage and the beautiful Elven city had suffered a blow that it would take years….centuries even….to overcome.

As Kali disappeared into the smoke and dust, Rayann’s voice barely whispered her daughter’s name knowing Kali was still closed to her and would most likely never open herself up to her mother ever again.

”Kali…..”

When Kali was no longer visible, she brought her gaze back to Myth and saw he still stood letting his gaze linger where Kali walked out. With a shuddering intake of breath, Rayann called to her husband in his mind to bring him back to what needed to be done now.

~Amel’amin….Ceri and Aeolis need us as do the rest of the citizens of Silvanost….~

Even in his mind he would hear the tremor in her voice letting him know she too felt the pain Kali delivered and they would have the chance to grieve later. For now, there was a lot of work to be done. Just before she turned to find Ceri and Aeolis, Rayann caught a glimpse of Amayth and….was that a smirk she saw on the mage’s lips? Furrowing her brows and shaking her head clear of such thoughts. Surely she was seeing things.





Kellan, to say the least, was once more left dumbfounded. The events of the day had turned so violently, so quickly, she didn’t know what to think. Hearing the true meaning behind the words Kali spoke to her father, Kellan knew there was such finality in them it was as though a death sentence had been handed out.

As Kellan looked around at the destruction she knew there was so much that would need to be done to right that which had been done wrong and yet she knew there would be scars that would last forever. No amount of enchantment or spell casting could ever cover them to make them disappear entirely.

She felt sick. The joy of celebrating two lives joining to live together for as long as they could was destroyed in a matter of seconds. Nothing could erase the tragedy of this day. How unfair was that? And how unfair is it that so many lives were destroyed with such an act of violence? Unnecessary violence.

Feeling as though she had been deflated, Kellan leaned forward slightly and spoke softly to Nol.

”Such destruction….”

Nol would know Kellan meant more than just the physical damage that had been done. As she sat and looked around at the injured and even dead Elves still trying to seek out Raju and Tanjee, she saw the way Myth and Rayann moved about as well. She felt tears stinging her eyes and she angrily blinked them back. There would be time for them later….for now, they had to see what they could do to help. Until then…she would swallow down her anger, hurt and pity. But Gods help Nol and the other dragon’s she would work with in the coming weeks….


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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 - Ch 4: Wedding Bells   Mon May 14, 2012 1:45 pm



Myth waited with every muscle in his form tensed and coiled. Her finger shifted on her staff but his honed instincts kept him from moving at that very moment. He could see his daughter’s mind working trying to see the path to victory. It was the most painful moment that he would likely endure for the rest of his days. The words that flowed from her lips added nothing to the great sorrow that had risen in his chest. There would be little comfort for this pain, but he would endure as would Rayann and Shaer.

He finally lowered his blade as Kali turned and walked the path towards the grand entrance. She was graced with his tactical mind, but he could see now that she also possessed his blinding rage as well. As much as he wished to talk to Kali at length a whisper in his mind from Rayann brought forth a wall that would prevent him from doing so. The call of his people would wedge itself between himself and his family. He let out a sigh as he lowered his blade to the earth finally. He shifted the handle in his hand and slipped the blade into the enchanted sheath. The energies would be drawn from the blade and stored.

His eyes looked towards the ruins of Nim’Sul’s tower and he could only shake his head. Myth never even spared a look towards Amayth as he exited the chamber. There were people to help and friends to check upon. This would be a dark day in the elven history books.



Piramay stood watching the whole scene play out with great interest. She knew well that Myth could not have ignored the chaos his daughter would unleash. The moments that father and daughter spent staring were long indeed and she wondered if Kali would indeed attempt to get past her father. A smirk had crossed her face the very moment Kali spoke ending all association with her elven heritage. It was very brief but it was there all the same. Things had gone better than she had ever hoped. The black smudge of this day would stain the history books for eons.

Amayth spun on her heel not sparing a glance for those left in the chamber. Her first thought was to leave the area, but after a moment of consideration she joined the other mages of the city in their attempts to aid those injured. The high sorceress of the western reaches was a kind and benevolent person after all.
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