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Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Aug 16, 2017 15:01:48 GMT -5
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.
Aryllia wasn't sure what is was about the situation, but she began to feel incredibly stressed out by the turn of events. There were way too many people here now - and everyone seemed to be divided on what to do next. With a sigh, the young blonde shook her head, closing her eyes before backing away from the trio, watching them argue and decide where to go from here.
Truthfully, she had no idea what they should do. Despite being an expert on seeking the bounty on various problematic characters, Eleazar was a complete mystery to her. Hell - it was the very person that controlled the clan that imprisoned her - and they were not the type to be governed easily. So whatever this man had - it was terrifying.
Perseus had been explaining to Gael of whether they should split up or go by force, but with how loud they have been... yes they were surely found out now. Still, the idea of splitting up, or finding a way to get around the guards seemed favorable. But then another person showed up.
One who looked extremely inexperienced when it came to battles or conquest. And she was Eleazar's mother!? Things were going from bad to worse very quickly, and Asthar had attempted to make conversation with the woman as charmingly as possible - until Perseus stepped in and demanded that she leave because she would surely piss off Eleazar.
Not to say that Aryllia didn't agree. Any flaws in their plan could mean life or death. Anyone who strung along with them who had no skill or ability to keep up would hold them back and cause them to suffer for it. And like hell, was she about to risk her life for the woman who gave life to this psychotic bastard.
"If we don't come up with a plan soon, I'll just be on my way and find a new plan of action," Aryllia chimed in. "We won't get anywhere standing around and trying to figure out a plan. Time's not on our side. Who knows how long the Royal Family will last out there - or if they've already escaped! The guards will surely arrive back in the next few hours."
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Aug 13, 2017 20:14:23 GMT -5
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.
Aryllia became rather unsettled by the words that came from Asthar's mouth, as he continued to disagree of his importance in his role as King. She kept her eyes narrowed as they watched his crimson, shaking her head very slowly as to not push her too far by saying the wrong thing. "I swear, you're a hypocrite. You can't go around praising people of their worth and then turn around and barely see how important you truly are."
She took a deep breath, her face flushed as she tried to forget the words that King Perseus had spoken of Asthar liking her, to which he had quickly responded with the muse of what he did like in a girl. She shrugged, slightly agitated by the question. "I don't know--fuller girls...? Ones that fawn over your every word? I'm not exactly someone who falls under the category of a lover."
Quite honestly, Aryllia had never seen Asthar so upset. He seemed to be visually irritated with her presence, and she felt a pit in her stomach as she pursed her lips, looking down quickly. "If you really don't want me around, I can just find a different place to look." A change in the air had given Asthar defeat though, as he had finally agreed to allow her to follow.
She nodded quietly, a small silence between the trio for just a moment before Asthar began to speak once more.
“Listen, You know that I hold your skill in high esteem and I can trust you with my back no problem…It just…the thing is I…”
But they were suddenly cut short by a blade that was pushed into Asthar's face. Aryllia growled quietly as she clenched her staff in hand tightly, "How dare you point your sword at His Royal Majesty. Who do you think you are?"
Perseus suddenly took over though, as he had mused in the stranger's presence, before stepping forward to defend Asthar, demanding of the young man to step down.
So this was the true prince of the Labrynna... and considered to be Eleazar's brother?
"Your grace, if he is related to Eleazar, then I'm afraid they may share similar ideals or perhaps be affiliated. You cannot simply trust him to back down."
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Aug 9, 2017 4:49:13 GMT -5
Aryllia's eyes grew rather small as Asthar had suddenly went from calm to rather drastic. Her request for the two of them to leave seemed to not go well with him as he immediately retorted with her leaving instead. She glared, trying her hardest to hold in her thoughts as she shook her head, crossing her arms in defiance as he continued to give his excuses as to why she needed to get away from the area.
When Percy had chimed in with his comment of her helping them, Asthar had immediately snapped at him and had said that there was no reason to be apart of the conversation. Aryll's eyes widened in surprise. She was in a bit of dismay at the King's sudden emotion to the situation as she shook her head, narrowed eyes looking to him in confusion. "What is wrong with you? You can't just demand me to leave!" she growled.
She was slightly offended by his hesitance of her ability to keep up with them. Even though she strongly advised them to leave the area, she knew that they were fully capable of making decisions for themselves, and as such, she didn't have full command of their actions. For Asthar to demand this of her was quite ludicrous.
"Excuse me--ASTHAR!" she finally shouted over his defiance. But his words hit her like poison as he spoke of his own kingdom being able to be run without him, and she paused for a moment, looking slightly hurt by his response. She took a moment to respond correctly, fearing for the worst if anything were to happen to him.
She closed her eyes, pursing her lips for a moment before looking at him sternly, hurt behind her eyes as she tried her hardest to hide it. "Don't ever say that to me again," she said coldly. "I don't care what you think. The people of Holodrum need you. Your friends need you. I n--" she stopped herself for a moment, flushing lightly as she took a deep breath.
"My liege, do not talk as though you are expendable. I don't know what... I don't know how we would live with your life being lost. But do not treat me as though I am incapable of handling my own. You've seen my skill. You've assured me of my worth. Please allow me to help if you refuse to let me do it alone."
The words that passed Persues's lips suddenly alluded her to something she had not thought of, as her eyes widened. "L-like??" she stammered quickly. "We just... we've known each other for some time. It's nothing more," she attempted to recover quickly. "As if I was likeable in that sense. I'm not his type," she murmured to herself.
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 28, 2017 15:43:18 GMT -5
Aryllia braced herself as she felt a force move toward her, a blade moving closer and closer to her neck before--
it stopped. The red eyes looked over her carefully, and suddenly a voice she knew all too well spoke, frantically, asking her why she was even here in the first place. "As...thar..?" she mused for a moment, her hand moving up to feel a hood on his head. "Oh thank Hylia..." she huffed in relief. Suddenly, she was bombarded with questions, and she looked at him with a tired look, shaking her head as she growled lightly. "I was awaiting punishment for disobeying those Sheikah. But I picked the lock and figured that while the castle is practically empty, why not kill the psycho?"
Duh. She wasn't just gonna run away with such a brilliant opportunity in the making. Suddenly another figure had appeared beside him, questioning who she was and making note that she was Link's sister. The voice rung with familiarity and she blinked a few times, squinting to see better and making note of the long silver blonde hair. "Oh, Percy," she said plainly. "It's... good to see you too?"
She looked back at Asthar, an annoyance painting on her face as she crossed her arms. "Why does it matter if I'm here or not? The bigger question is why are you here? You two are like walking targets! If anyone sees the two Kings of the other kingdoms walking around, they could use this as an opportunity to take your land!" She then overheard Percy's interruption of her helping, and suddenly, it hit her.
"No... don't tell me you're here to kill him too?" she asked hesitantly. "You guys can't be here, it's too risky. You're putting your entire kingdoms on the line! At least if I fail, there's no hard loss. You guys need to get out of here, now!" she started pulling on Asthar's hand toward the stairwell hall. "Before anyone sees!"
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 28, 2017 15:07:35 GMT -5
She stood in silence, listening to what the King had to say. It was true - Holodrum was a mess. One that was a lot bigger for one person to handle on his own. The circumstances taking over Hyrule just created the perfect storm in its own right, and with Asthar's hands tied with keeping his own people in line, there wasn't much he could do to aid the Queen beside lending supplies here and there. Perseus had been more directly involved, because the person overthrowing Hyrule was one of his own; a Labrynnan Zora whom should have not have crossed the borders to begin with. The Zora were always going beyond the permissions of the King, and this could have been avoided in its entirety if he had known more about the situation - or if Galadhion had given a shit when he was still alive.
He said he trusted her, and that he was keeping an eye on her for her safety and potential, and she sighed, looking down. There was nothing noble about her these days. She was trapped in a cage, and only given the illusion of freedom by those who took control. She wanted to believe she had the skill and strength to vanquish these hardships, but she didn't. There were too many, always watching, and keeping an eye on all her endeavors. Even now, she wondered if she was being watched.
Then he asked her of her own loyalties. It was true, she fled the moment that Link was defeated. But that wasn't because she didn't care - it was because she failed everyone. If she had just been able to harness her power correctly, she could have been able to stop Seith in his tracks, and gave Elinkar more time to prepare for the final battle.
"It's not so simple," she said staunchly. "When your one job is to prevent that evil power from escaping, and it still manages to... you start to wonder if you were ever useful to begin with." she closed her eyes, folding her arms over her chest as she took a deep breath. "After watching my brother die and then taken away from the gods, I knew this land was forsaken. There's no use in aiding a cause that has no possibility of taking back what is theirs - not without breaking the natural order of things. I refuse to allow myself to get invested into something that has a small chance of actually succeeding. He's dead. The Sacred Realm has closed. The Triforce is gone, and so is Hyrule."
His last words struck her with surprise though, as her eyes flashed open again, and she looked at him awkwardly. "...I manage to do fine alone. I don't need protection. Sure, the Sheikah defects are using me for their own gain but... they wouldn't just let me die. I won't allow that."
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 22, 2017 2:50:02 GMT -5
He seemed weakened by the attack, sliding from the wall and unable to move. Aryllia sighed in relief, looking to where Asthar had been, but he was gone. Confused, and distracted by him being missing, she hadn't noticed that the boss had now sprung from his position and was throwing himself full force at her. And this time, she wouldn't be able to miss it. She gasped, but the clash of a blade interrupted it, only inches from her body, as Asthar had appeared, the blade within the belly of the beast.
He spoke, threatening the man for hurting her, and her eyes widened as his hair had flowed out from beneath the mantle of his hood. Tossed aside, too badly damaged to continue use of, he stood stately with his blade embedded into the bandit, who started to scream at the realization of his identity. "Wait..." Aryllia whispered, as the boss then fell over incapacitated, and Asthar stumbled to the ground, looking to her with his scarlet eyes.
"...Y-your grace," she stammered, stunned that he was the one who had been alongside her this entire time, "Why--how did you... why did you ask for me of all people?" She saw him struggling to move, and she quickly jumped to his aid, kneeling beside him and helping him up. But his main concern was the prisoners, and she nodded.
They made their way down the hall and she didn't say a word, still aghast to his identity, and unable to come up with a plausible explaination as to why this was going on in the first place. But she moved quickly, finding the alchemists and their families, allowing them to escape freely.
And for the time being, they would be safe.
When the two had finally exited the base, shrouding themselves in the forest, she turned to him, confusion painted over her as she shook her head. "What is this? How did you find me? I haven't seen or heard a word of you since my brother..." she paused for a moment. "Since the coalition fell."
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 22, 2017 1:28:09 GMT -5
"What is he doing!?" Aryllia called out as the shards had fallen into the bandit's mouth. In a fit of rage, he had suddenly been warped by the power these fragments possessed. Asthar had moved back, and as such, she did the same, watching him carefully as he stood, shrieking with laughter as flames forced themselves toward her companion.
"No!" she howled out, watching as he was then engulfed by the fires. Before she could react, the same flames were hurled into her direction, but she had no time to react, the sheer gust of wind that surrounded them throwing her back against the wall. The flames followed, as she groaned, eyes widened as she crawled to the side as fast as humanly possible - narrowly escaping the blaze.
She huffed out a breath in exhaustion, blood rushing to her head as she looked to Asthar, whose cloak was ignited by the fire. "I... I have to..." she murmured in collapse, shutting her eyes as she then took a deep breath. "Sacred Resolute." Her eyes flashed open, light surrounding her as she slowly stood up, gripping her staff before standing her ground against the boss. "If you want to play with magic, then I will too," she smirked.
She dashed forward, bolting toward the boss as she swung her staff low at a shockingly fast speed, and before he would be able to turn to face her, she was at the other side of him, bracing her arm back as she then pummeled her fist into his face, sending him crashing into the wall with intense capacity. "If you hurt him again, I will kill you." she growled.
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 21, 2017 23:55:54 GMT -5
When the two had stepped inside of the boss's chambers, Aryllia narrowed her eyes, the smell of smoke filling her senses. This man must have been a fan of a particularly bitter pipeweed. The man was large, hulking, while staring at a large picture on the wall before speaking. He had exchanged a few words with Asthar, now looking rather annoyed. She rolled her eyes at his words of them being 'scrawny', mumbling under her breath, "At least we're able to run..."
He spoke of Eleazar, and she groaned, hearing his name. That boy was lucky, taking advantage of the leftovers from war, and he spoke of rising to power just as he did. He talked of executing the King of Holodrum, and she blinked for a moment, chuckling under her breath. It'd been a while since she heard about him. She used to be an insufferable fangirl, but, alas, he was a flirt, and way out of her league. It was a shame that she was as grumpy as she was when she finally got the chance to meet him. "Has he even been doing anything?" she frowned. "I haven't heard about the King since the war. After Hyrule fell, he dipped back into his castle and stayed out of the affairs. Then nothing..." it was more her talking to herself than anyone, as the conversation persisted between her comrade and the bandit.
And then suddenly, without much hesitation, Asthar had her brace herself has he rushed in to battle the man. "Holy--" she stopped herself, half expecting him to move in after she did, but he was quick to react. She followed behind him quickly, circling around to his back side so that she could hit him from outside his peripheral vision, but he had moved out of the way rather quickly. "You know, for a big dude, he's not as slow as I expected," she spoke in surprise. Still, she stalked his movements and followed him, wondering if perhaps she should ditch the staff and bring out the bow. But if the two of them faced him from each side, he would get cornered and have no options left. So she persisted, heading in opposite directions Asthar did as to keep him from getting too far.
"Heads up!" she yelled to Asthar as her staff swung high to knock the boss in the head. Just as he had attempted to brace himself, ducking, she took her other hand to jab his pressure points, temporarily causing his muscle to seize in his arm. With that, her staff then swung around his lower back, causing him to fall forward. "You're not quite as tough as you make yourself out to be, are you..?"
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 21, 2017 2:30:25 GMT -5
Aryllia nodded to Asthar's response, slightly relieved that he had the same ideas in mind. When he had opened the door and rushed out from the room, she followed behind closely, only to see that the Alchemists were more so confused and frightened than happy to see them. Asthar then approached, asking if she would be able to convince them and... complimenting her? "W-wait what?" she paused for a moment. "Uh, I'm not that..." she stopped herself and sighed. She was rather insecure of her appearance, truth be told.
Something about him was so familiar to her though, and she still couldn't put her finger on it. Though she had a distaste for Sheikah from her recent exposure to them, she couldn't help, but wonder who this man truly was. She almost got lost in her thoughts before snapping back, nodding and walking over to the alchemists. "I know this is sudden, but we're trying to stop what these bandits are doing. We're going to save you and your families. Do you know where they are located? Once we take down the boss, we need your help to safely escape this place."
One of the Alchemists had nodded in silence, to which Aryllia smiled, giving a thumbs up. "Awesome. Stay put and we will be back for you, okay?" She turned around to Asthar once more and smirked, walking past him. "So I assume he's somewhere down this hall," she mused for a moment, putting her hand to her chin as she pondered. Truthfully, she had no idea what they would be up against. Who knew how strong this guy was, especially if he had a whole operation invested within the black market. Sure, the other bandits were inexperienced and easily incapacitated, but someone running a cartel at this scale had to have some kind of knowledge of keeping others under him and scaring people off.
"So... you ready?" she asked before striding off into the dimly lit hall. Doors on each side had been closed shut, but with window holes that showed a source of light from within, and rows of beds. It was most likely where many of the guards would sleep. At the end of the hall was a large, metal door with golden rims. This had to be where he stayed. Stopping just before the door, she slowly put her hand to the handle and looked at Asthar before nodding. This would be their true test.
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 20, 2017 0:45:09 GMT -5
Aryllia stiffened a bit as Asthar had grabbed her shoulders, but was immediately involved with the conversation taking place outside the door. An old man, begging for news of his family, and suddenly her heart dropped. He was a prisoner here, and his family was being kept somewhere as well, likely being used for labor or trapped in a cell. She related to this all too well, and she would have hoped that someone who was breaching Phenex would do the same courtesy for her as to help her and the others escape.
Asthar spoke of the rumors that buzzed in Holodrum, and it made sense. She heard about these counterfeit shards, when Phenex had sent her up to retrieve them, and she stole an entire jar full, only to find that they lacked the magical essence of the relic itself. Sure they were enchanted with something, but it was merely for the cosmetic aura. His shoulders released from her, but her palm on his chest had tightened into a fist, lightly gripping the cloth of his shirt as her voice hitched up, empathy breaking her natural low tone.
"We... we need to help them," she murmured. "We can't let these people live like slaves. We have to save them, even if it means killing the bandits," she said with hesitation. Death was only necessary if it meant saving the innocent. She had to remind herself that. It's what she always told herself, just as her brother had died. His death saved everyone. "We save the family, take the loot, and we go. If we don't kill anyone, we at least blow the place up. Do something, so they can't keep bringing innocent families here to do their slave labor."
She looked at him, for the first time in years, innocence painted on her face like a mask. At this point, the treasure didn't matter. As long as the alchemist and his family got out safe, and the place was destroyed, or the boss eliminated.
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 20, 2017 0:02:44 GMT -5
Originally, Aryllia wasn't even going to get involved. This was her chance to escape. Phenex, the defect Sheikah group had found out she had been sneaking away without keeping contact, losing their tracks and being secretive. They took everything from her; her money, her weapons, and because of her "intolerable behavior", they sent her to Hyrule Castle to be punished by Eleazar.
She had heard horror stories of the way he treated his prisoners. Torture, which left you begging for death, but he never let you get off that easy. She had been here for several days, barely eating, and locked in a cell with a single wooden door, while she at in solitary darkness, still waiting for what Eleazar had planned. He liked to take his time on his victims, and as such, he had still been working on his other prisoners and hadn't gotten around to her yet. But when the carnival had been put on halt by a sudden intrusion, guards and sheikah had scattered to find and imprison those who stole from their king.
And she was left, no guard to stop her. She knew how to pick a lock, but escaping was the hard part, if the Sheikah were scouring the cellar hallway. She had found her way to the prison armory, where she gathered her clothing and weapons, and she was set on leaving and hiding for good. But the fervor for vengeance coursed through her, and she couldn't shake the itch. She wanted to end this permanently, and now was the perfect time.
So she made her way to the upper castle area, where she searched for any signs of the madman. With no guards to protect him, there was obvious suspicion of him backing into the corner of his cage, with every defense mechanism ready as you drew closer to his location. Likely, there were traps. And perhaps a few men to back him up while he waited the castletown riot out. It was very dark, and the silence deafened her. The only sound coming from her breath, and tiny steps. Her attention was then brought to a door that opened just west of the hall she walked, and her eyes widened, and she froze, her staff held up in defense.
It was two sets of steps, from what she could tell, and they were heading her way. One of which, was a set of glowing red eyes. They were back. She took a deep breath, trying not to bring much attention to herself, as she held her breath simply waiting. But the steps had stopped, and she couldn't find where they went. "Who's there...?" she whispered.
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 20, 2017 0:02:24 GMT -5
"W-wait! Don't be ridiculous!" Aryllia interjected at Asthar's plan. Things seemed to be falling apart rather quickly for the duo as alarms sounded and men began scouring the entire base for the intruders. She looked around quickly, trying to think on her feet, looking back to Asthar. "I'm not leaving without you." Whether this plan would work or not, Aryllia was severely against leaving anyone behind.
The sounds of footsteps drew nearer, and she continued to pace, thinking for a long moment before sighing. No matter how they went about this, she would be seen. There was no denying that. She looked back at Asthar, who seemed to be gearing for his plan, and she groaned, grabbing his wrist quickly and sprinting across the hall. "Just follow me, and leave the map out - we need to get to the areas that aren't used."
She kept her grip with him, running quickly as they made for a fork in the entryway, her feet almost skidding across the stone floors as they came to a halting stop, deciding which way to go. She glanced at the map, before heading off in a direction, making for a door that looked rusted shut. Using her strength of her leg, she kicked the door in, but as soon as they made way, the floor had broken beneath them, causing them to tumble into what appeared to be a storage room. A very dusty one.
"What was that?" she heard someone say from some ways away outside of the nook they were within. The room was small, pitch black, with the exception of the light peaking out from the keyhole. Aryllia had fallen on top of Asthar, but there wasn't much room for them to move around. They were so close, she could feel his breath on her, but she tried to ignore it as her eyes fixated on the keyhole, trying to see what was happening on the other side.
A man was looking around the room, almost oblivious to the fact that they were behind the door. One hand was rested on his chest to hold him still, while the other was against her ear, cupping it to better listen to what was going on. "I... I think we're in the basement," she murmured.
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Jul 4, 2017 22:21:19 GMT -5
After they had taken out the remainder of bandits, Asthar had spoken to her, seeming rather excited by her skill. She blinked a few times, never really having someone compliment her strength with such admiration before - and quite honestly - she didn't really know how to take it. She wasn't really the best at receiving compliments, because she didn't know how to respond. She looked down with a small laugh, a bit of a fluster coming to her face as she cleared her throat to listen to the rest of his plan. And at first it sounded absolutely stupid - but then he agreed that it was a bad idea, to which she sighed in relief. His next plan however was much better. Just what was he getting out of this though?
They made their way back through the door of the balcony, and it was oddly quiet. Thankfully the damage they dealt outside had no interference for what was going on within, which meant that there was no suspicion of them even entering. Before Aryllia could make a move though, she spotted another bandit, to which Asthar went to take care of quickly. He wasn't that bad of a fighter himself - he had the sneak of a sheikah, so eat least he used that to his advantage.
They reached a fork in the hall, to which Asthar suggested splitting up. Usually that was a bad idea, but she knew she could handle her own, and if he was the one who wanted this done in the first place, who was she to interject? He was paying her, so his word went. She nodded at his response and immediately took to the hall she was directed to go down. "If it doesn't meet back up in the middle, I'll come back when I've cleared this side," she said to him quietly as she continued to walk.
Most of this hallway looked to be unused, but that could have just been how old this place really was. And if they really didn't use any of this area, there could be treasures left behind. She looked to the first door, which seemed to be rather dusty, appearing unused for some time. When she opened it, it shook, and was almost hard to push, but what she found was nothing. It was dark, but empty. She sighed, going to her next location.
Each room seemed to prove to be useless, however when she had finally reached the end of the hall, it led to a door that was slightly closed, a light emitting from it faintly.
"Hmm," she hummed to herself as she slowly edged herself to the wall to listen better. It sounded as though there were two people inside talking, and she could see a table by a fireplace from her view. Perhaps it was a bunk room? There wasn't going to be an easy way to sneak inside though. The doors were loud and you couldn't get through them easily. So she'd just have to surprise them both and fight two at once.
She counted in her head, trying to come up with a good plan, but before she could begin, she heard the shuffle of feet coming toward the door, hearing one of them talk of changing shifts. She immediately wove to the other side of the door, where it would block her from his view as he opened it, and as he passed, she then approached, placing both of her hands on his neck and turning them abruptly. She didn't break his neck - but he would be out for a while.
Now the next person. With the door still open, she peaked inside to notice that he was now sitting at a table, facing the fire. Good. She approached slowly, walking up as she went to place both of her hands on their neck, but he suddenly spoke.
"Haven't left yet? I'll be out there soon," he responded. Did... he think that she was the other guard. She narrowed her eyes, rolling them before snapping his joint as well, knocking him out cold. Scouring the room, she looked for anything that might be valuable, but all she could find was loose rupees and some clothes. Nothing that caught her eyes. Approaching the next closed door, it entered another hallway - the one that Asthar had went down. She looked around carefully to see if he was in view.
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Apr 18, 2017 23:02:20 GMT -5
As Asthar had moved forward to begin their plan, she watched him carefully as he began to circle the area. Aryllia then hopped up into the trees, climbing to the tallest branch while still remaining out of site. She narrowed her eyes, keeping her focus on the archers who were now in a puzzled search for where the noise had been coming from. She smirked lightly, her hand moving to the back of her holster, which kept her staff secured. Nodding as they seemed distracted enough, she hopped from tree to tree, circling the perimeter until she had been just above their alcove. They seemed to move around, leaning over their fencing to look around for the shuffling, when one of them had suddenly caught her attention. He appeared to have a horn of sorts - one to alert other bandits of enemies.
This won't do. she thought to herself with a sigh. Hopping down from the branch as quietly as possible, she slowly got herself up, removing her staff from behind her as she then dug her elbow into the crook of the archers neck. With her other hand holding the staff, she moved it upward, the base of it slamming against his head as he slid across the floor, knocked out cold. Turning to the other archer, who had now been aware of her presence, she narrowed her eyes. "Don't worry. I'm not gonna kill you, I'm just following orders." she shrugged as she slowly walked up to them. These were definitely not the most seasoned in battle. His knees were quivering as he had clumsily tried to straighten his bow, but before he could even pull arrows from his quiver, Aryllia's staff had met with his head, slamming him into the wall. Unconscious, he then slid to the floor.
At least that was taken care of. And it was quiet enough to where other bandits hadn't seemed to notice. For the time being, from the looks of her damage, these two would be knocked out for quite a while - at least a few hours. This would give them the time they needed to raid the place, since it didn't seem to be that large of an area. She hopped down from the balcony to the entrance, which had been closed shut, appearing to be chained from the inside for security. Whether Asthar would want to try to find a way in, or sneak in through the balcony, she wasn't sure. She looked around for a moment as to see where he had gone.
Closing her eyes, she took a good look at the base. It appeared to once have been a monster's lair, from ages ago before their time. It was old, but still functional. This would mean that many of the traps in it may be a bit tricky if they didn't know what to expect. She had been in a monster's base before with others, but many of them were in ruins, or lacked the traps that this one appeared to be capable of having. At the very least though, this place was old enough to be able to fool or break certain areas or doors. Breaking in through the front door wouldn't be too much of a hassle, however it would create a conflict with the bandits and surely they'd be outnumbered. Their best bet was to try and go through the balcony. But this was his fun after all.
"It's up to you. Enter quietly through the balcony, or try to ram through this door? The archers should be knocked out long enough to make it in and out with the treasure," she explained. She was, quite frankly, a little nervous for his response. While he was simply going about this for the thrill, their lives were on the line. Sure, the archers were pretty novice, but who knew what kind of people would be inside? If they slipped up even slightly, or even became too distracted and got caught by some kind of trap, they'd be in for some serious trouble that could cost them their lives. Still, by the looks of his evasion and distraction, he was fast, and capable of handling himself. He was just one of those people who got off from the thrill of danger, she supposed.
Post by Aryllia Queensguard on Apr 16, 2017 0:31:04 GMT -5
PUT A SWORD TO MY HEART
AND WATCH ME LIVE
The stoic expression upon Aryllia's face faltered into a bit of confusion as she heard him speak. He most definitely did not sound how she had imagined upon confronting him, and she tried to place where she had heard that voice before. There was something strangely familiar about it, though perhaps it may have just been a common vocal inflection... though it was quite extravagant. Considerably more so than most.
She looked down, pursing her lips for a moment as she nodded to his words. Her head had immediately popped back up though as he called her "Aryll". Narrowing her eyes, she tilted her head to the side in curiosity. Not many considered to call her that... especially that of strangers. "I'm sorry, have we met before?" she asked quickly.
He quickly changed the subject to that of an idea of what their plan of action was. Assessing the information given, she nodded when he spoke of the different positions, possible loot, and where they should start. Her eyes flashed over the archers in the distance to which she hummed in agreement. They could prove to be a problem if they were not taken out first. Thankfully for her, she knew a way to get around them swiftly without notice.
As the cloaked Sheikah then made note of her outfit, making the assumption that she was quick on her feet, she raised a brow. "How observational of you," she laughed sarcastically. But just as she had finished her words, he then complimented it, and she coughed, her eyes widening as she looked over at him with a glare.
"Okay, listen buddy, I know that this is all fun and games to you, but try anything and your head will be on a spic like the wonderful display the bandits have over there," she growled. "I don't take kindly to lustful flattery. Hands off and we'll be fine."
She crouched down against the shrubberies that divided the two from the clearing where the base was, and she looked over the area cautiously. "I'm surprised a Sheikah even needs help with something like this. Aren't you guys supposed to be the masters of shadow and stealth?"
The two archers were located at a barrack of sorts, which was elevated from the ground level where they could look over the entire area. Thankfully, the clearing seemed to be circular in shape, as well as surrounded by a thick wooded grove. If she circled around the area, she could confuse them with the noise made and sneak up from behind.
"I need you to circle the area," she started. "The brawlers and short ranged fighters won't be able to hear it from the inside, but the archers are listening for anything suspicious. If you can rustle some branches and make some kind of noise, it'll gather their attention. Just make sure you aren't seen."
She narrowed her eyes taking a look at the bows that they had. "Yeah. Definitely make sure you aren't seen. They've got some pretty accurate equipment. I'll sneak around while you distract them and get them from behind... but you never answered me. Do you want casualties? I don't kill if I don't have to. But if I'm hired to do so then I will."
Her staff wasn't anything special. It was sturdy though, made from one of the branches of the Great Deku Tree himself. It wasn't magical or anything out of the ordinary, but it was as though an extension of her own ability. Hit someone with it hard enough, and they'll surely be knocked cold. Hit them with it again and you might seriously injure, or even kill them. The point of the weapon though, was strictly to avoid senseless killing though. Only when necessary.
Aryllia herself wasn't a huge fan of taking the lives of others. Unless it proved to be seriously life threatening, she would avoid it at all costs. Perhaps it was just something that was passed onto her from being raised in a family of knights, but mercy was apart of her code of honor. This was his mission though. She was only hired to come along. She'd do whatever she had to do if it meant getting paid accordingly.