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Posted by: Lightning15 Dec 15 2010, 08:14 PM

Xinion [ZEN ● yawn] is the land of elves. Over the recent months, somebody has been murdering elves, many of high standing or power. Lord Druhin has hired a select few elves to find and bring the murderer back alive. These elves have been selected for their special magic and skill, and should they succeed in their task, they will secure glory and be granted one wish each.
These elves are perhaps not alone on this quest. Legend goes, there is an elf named Elijah, well known for his wisdom and prowess, who has accomplished the unimaginable and lies in wait for when he is next needed. Perhaps, the group sent by the Lord will receive this legendary hero's help, for they will certainly need it to find this elusive killer…

You get to be an elf in this RP. You get to have a cool magical power, too. In fact, is HAS to be strong or special enough if you wanna be one of the elves going after the killer (which is not a requirement).

Rules and Guidelines:
• No God-Modding.
• Once you submit a character, please wait until I approve it before entering them in the story.
• Your character may have one magical ability.
• Your character can use other abilities, but only through magical objects (i.e. magic stones), and magic performed in this way is not as powerful and often quite unsuccessful if the magical object is weak. If a magical object's power goes against your character's ability (i.e. your character having a dark-based ability and trying to use a light-based magical object), your character trying to use it would cause devastating effects.
• Your character (if he/she is in the group going after the killer) must be at LEAST twelve years old. Any character you submit with an age from twelve to fourteen is unlikely to be approved, unless sufficient reason for such a young elf to be chasing a killer is given.
• You may enter a character—your first, second, whichever number—at any point in the story, unless otherwise stated (in such a case, I will put up a notification in this post).

If you have any questions, post them or send me a PM. =D

Entry Form

Other Things:

(Personality, Bio, and Other Things are optional—you can keep them secret if you want. I HIGHLY prefer something put down in Personality, however.)

Have fun! =)

Posted by: Lightning15 Dec 15 2010, 08:17 PM

Lightning15's Character
Name: Rei
Age: 17
Ability: Manipulation of the senses
Appearance: Androgynous, navy blue hair, lilac eyes. Wears a long-sleeved blue shirt; pants, boots, and scarf are all black.
Personality: Usually serious and collected, but can become wild or even cold when upset
Biography: -
Other Things: He is displeased when people mistake him for a girl, but is rather used to it. He doesn't have much of a sense of humor: or maybe this sense is just twisted for him. He is not one to cross, for his anger tends to strike terror into those around him...

Lightning15's Second Character
Name: Davian
Age: 20
Ability: He can control other elves' actions, not including speech, thoughts, etc. When making more than one elf do the same thing, he can control moderately-sized groups; but if he wants more than one elf to do different things at the same time, he's limited to controlling two elves (rather, two actions at a time). The more complex the task(s) he controls them to do, the harder it is to make them do it.
Appearance: He has longish (almost shoulder-length), dark purple hair and piercing blue eyes. He typically wears black clothing, including a black cloak with a hood.
Personality: He is sardonic, determined, self-controlled, manipulative, and suspicious of elves until they prove themselves trustworthy. When he gets to know someone well enough, if he trusts and likes them, he becomes pleasant and friendly to them. This is rare, and he in return will be honest and loyal to whoever earns his friendship.
Biography: -
Other Things: He is good at acting, to the point where he can act like a completely different person when he wants to. He is known by many at Kuhndran as "The Puppet Master".

loudkirbyking's Character
Name: Rose
Age: 16
Ability: She can create and change certain kinds of matter. These have large limitations, or else it'd be overpowered, however, so she can only create objects into her hands that would fit in them, and the only matter she can change is whatever is in her hand, or she can do a quick clothing change. This only works on her, so she can't pass anything onto another person.
Appearance: Rose has long black hair that curls over at the ends. She has light blue eyes, but when turned into anger, they can appear a darker hue of blue, almost to a point of navy blue. She is thin, yet muscular to an extent, able to hold her own, but not like a super strong girl. Though her outfit is changeable easily, she usually wears a black t-shirt with two pink lines down the center, one rose coming from the lines on each side. She also normally wears beige capri pants, and white tennis shoes with a large dark red line running down the center of the shoes.
Personality: Rose is usually pretty upbeat, but certain topics can turn her cold, and even hostile if mentioned. She has moments of being mean, but she's usually a nicer girl, trying to help out whenever she can.
Biography: I'll share this throughout the RP, 'cause it might be better that way.
Other Things: Rose is good at sewing things if needed. Other stuff won't be mentioned.

Ansem555's Character
Name: Sinar
Age: 17
Ability: Control of the Earth, where he can move bits of ground and use them as shields or platforms or form a sword out of earth that he holds with his mind.
Appearance: Due to a past magic experiment failure, he has coarse, tan fur all over his body and a muzzle, his ears sort of dog-like and perked. He hasn't attempted to change back, because he likes the more heightened senses and cover the form gives.
Personality: Despite being different, he's very happy-go-lucky, but protective of his belongings due to the failed spell making his mind more defensive canine, he is trying to figure out how to get over that.
Biography: Will tell if asked
Other Things: Due to his canine state, he can smell and hear things better than others, but due to his canine curiosity he tends to get distracted easily at times.

Makuna's Character
Name: Elizabeth but she prefers Eli, after the legendary Elijah
Age: 17
Ability: When she has physical contact with someone she can control their thoughts. In combat or hostile situations, she can redirect their target through eye contact. Every use of her powers beyond simple commands is a bit taxing and even simple commands are tiring with prolonged use.
Appearance: Eli has long, straight blonde hair that reaches the middle of her back when worn down, though she typically has it up in a pony. She has long bangs to cover one of her red eyes, the tell-tale sign of her ability. For clothes she's usually wearing grey, plaid skinnies, black combat boots, a white, deep v-neck t-shirt with her grey knapsack.
Personality: Easily trusting, Eli's life is an open book to anyone who asks. She does keep secrets well and is extremely friendly. She's a touchy-feely person due to her powers but she doesn't use them unless she has to.
Biography: She'll reveal if asked.
Other Things: She's self-concious of her powers and eyes because nearly everyone avoids her and others who have her ability.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Jan 5 2011, 02:26 AM
Name: Rose
Age: 16
Ability: She can create and change certain kinds of matter. These have large limitations, or else it'd be overpowered, however, so she can only create objects into her hands that would fit in then, and the only matter she can change is whatever is in her hand, or she can do a quick clothing change. This only works on her, so she can't pass anything onto another person.
Appearance: Rose has long black hair that curls over at the ends. She has light blue eyes, but when turned into anger, they can appear a darker hue of blue, almost to a point of navy blue. She is thin, yet muscular to an extent, able to hold her own, but not like a super strong girl. Though her outfit is changeable easily, she usually wears a black t-shirt with two pink lines down the center, one rose coming from the lines on each side. She also normally wears beige capri pants, and white tennis shoes with a large dark red line running down the center of the shoes.
Personality: Rose is usually pretty upbeat, but certain topics can turn her cold, and even hostile if mentioned. She has moments of being mean, but she's usually a nicer girl, trying to help out whenever she can.
Biography: I'll share this throughout the RP, 'cause it might be better that way.
Other Things: Rose is good at sewing things if needed. Other stuff won't be mentioned.

Too good? Too complex? Good enough? And, sorry for being slow, idea forming takes time.

Posted by: Lightning15 Jan 5 2011, 05:02 PM
((Rather long, but good. I like how you explained her ability. As for slowness, I don't mind, I'm pretty patient. And I'm doing the same thing with bio, more or less.
Character approved. I'd prefer at least one more person to enter before we start, so I'll wait a bit...))

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 10 2011, 06:29 PM
Name: Sinar
Age: 17
Ability: Control of the Earth, where he can move bits of ground and use them as shields or platforms or form a sword out of earth that he holds with his mind.
Appearance: Due to a past magic experiment failure, he has coarse, tan fur all over his body and a muzzle, his ears sort of dog-like and perked. He hasn't attempted to change back, because he likes the more heightened senses and cover the form gives.
Personality: Despite being different, he's very happy-go-lucky, but protective of his belongings due to the failed spell making his mind more defensive canine, he is trying to figure out how to get over that.
Biography: Will tell if asked
Other Things: Due to his canine state, he can smell and hear things better than others, but due to his canine curiosity he tends to get distracted easily at times.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 12 2011, 12:32 AM
((Accepted. I shall begin with a flashback... thing. Sorry for the long read... We pretty much start out a few hours after the event in the flashback.))

"Rose... Rei... Sinar... You have been warned of the danger and trials you will undeniably face, and the consequences that will occur should you fail. Understand the importance of finding this murderer as swiftly as possible. We cannot lose more lives on account of him, or her," Lord Druhin solemnly declared to the three elves. "If it comes to you having to choose between taking the life of the killer or allowing his or her escape, choose the former, but only in such a situation where it is impossible to bring the killer in alive. It is imperative we discover why he or she is taking lives.
"Xinion's towns are under close scrutinization for the killer, so it is unlikely he or she is hiding in any urban area, but do not dismiss the possibility. I would suggest first searching around Kuhndran, as that is where the killer struck three days ago. Keep a lookout for anything suspicious. Be aware I may later send more elves out to help you, and they will possess proof that I sent them."
Lord Druhin handed each of them a knapsack containing food, canteens of water, and one map each. "These are the supplies you will need. Remember to rest in nearby towns when you can; there you can replenish your supplies and perhaps discover something to assist you in your task.
"Remember to work together, you are all skilled and you are all working toward the same goal. Do your best to find this killer and bring him or her back. Xinion is counting on you. The best of luck to you all, and may you journey safely."

Rei walked silently ahead of the others, his pace naturally fast. The city of Kuhndran was directly ahead, and buildings could be seen in the light of the midday sun.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 12 2011, 01:21 AM
We have a dog, and a silent guy... Yay Rose thought, sighing for a moment, before suddenly seeming to cheer up. "...So, like, um... What exactly do you two do again? Dog boy here probably bites, but what about you?" She asked, trying to spark up conversation as she followed. She was in her normal outfit, going along without much of a care.

((Assuming they hadn't met before now, and in that room... or wherever in the flashback. If so, disregard the post, and just say she followed without a word XD.))

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 12 2011, 04:05 PM
Walking on all fours like an dog, but bigger due to him naturally being an elf, Sinar looked up at Rose with a bit of an annoyed eye. "I have a name y'know, and I do more than bite." He growled, the canine sound rumbling in his throat.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 12 2011, 04:20 PM
"Yeah it was... um... Siniar? Sirum? Serum? Siner? Uh... What was it again?" Rose simply shrugged, randomly seeming to point at things in the air as she spoke, looking up towards her forehead as she listed off names. She was still following along at a nice pace, but she figured just walking along without saying a thing would be boring. Might as well light things up.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 12 2011, 09:01 PM
((Nah, they didn't meet before, but they might have seen each other a few times before the flashback. Perhaps heard each other's names a few times.))

Rei glanced back at the other two. "His name is Sinar," he replied before Sinar could, being fairly good with names. At his growl Rei added, "Let's try not to start off on the wrong foot."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 12 2011, 09:39 PM
"Oh yeah..." Rose mumbled, shrugging. "So um... Rai, Rani, Reni, uh... Whoever you are, what do you do?" Someone forgot to give this girl the wonders of name memorization. "Sorry, I'm, uh... not to good with names" If it weren't obvious enough... She merely moved a bit of her hair to the side, then returned a look to Rei.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 12 2011, 09:56 PM
"It's Rei," he said simply, then continued, "I manipulate the senses—sight, sound, you know. It's rather complicated. But I can make others see, hear, smell, taste, and feel things in a different way, or things that aren't there. And what do you do?" Rei added the question rather quickly, wondering if he would receive the response he usually got after explaining his ability to another.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 12 2011, 10:01 PM
"Oh, I can make stuff. But it only works in my hands." And with that, she held her hand out on front of her, a katana suddenly appearing in it as she grabbed it. "And I can also change the stuff I make, or the clothes I wear" Rose explained, the sword suddenly morphing into a small pistol. "It's weird, but cool in it's own way. I can travel mega light and still pop out whatever I need whenever I need it" She smiled, the pistol vanishing. "So, like, you could make that tree look like a really big ice cream to me?" And idea formulating had activated. "And make it taste the same way?"

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 12 2011, 10:13 PM
Rei listened to her explanation with vague interest, and when she asked about the tree, he blinked. No, he had never seen that reaction before. Perhaps she hadn't yet made the connection.
"Yes, I could make you see the tree as ice cream, and I could make it taste as such to you; but in reality you would still be eating the tree."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 12 2011, 10:21 PM
"I know, but still. That's interesting, and cool at the same time!" Rose exclaimed, quite interested on how that worked. "...Hey, wait, could you use that to, like, see what someone else was seeing or something? Or can you only change what the other person see's?" An interesting question from the young girl, well teenage, but figured it might be cool to see how far he could go with it.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 12 2011, 10:28 PM
"No... Unfortunately, I can't use my ability on myself. I'll always sense what's real," said Rei. "And if I can't imagine something, I can't make others see it. Still a wide range of possibilities, though..."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 12 2011, 10:35 PM
"Sounds like an opposite of mine. I can only use mine on me" Rose stated, shrugging. "Imaginations are pretty wild. You gotta know what it is before you do it, and I gotta know what I'm making before I can make it" She mumbled. "...Hey, well, then it's always good to explore a bit before we can find this person. We can learn more stuff to be stronger, right?"

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 13 2011, 12:57 AM
"No—we must find the killer, as soon as possible," said Rei coolly. "We'll have plenty of time afterwards to explore. We should ask around Kuhndran, surely somebody has seen something suspicious." He wasn't trying to be cold or domineering, but they had an important mission to accomplish, and he didn't want them to stray from it.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 13 2011, 01:31 AM
"Relax. I meant that we could learn more WHILE we are looking for the killer. I mean, it's not like he'll jump out in front of us for us to catch him." Rose pointed out, shrugging. "When you look around, you learn more things. And when you learn more, you begin to grow emotionally, and spiritually" She sounded kinda guru-like for a moment there, but no matter. Her point was still good... she thought.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 13 2011, 01:45 AM
Rei was quiet for a moment. "Right... Of course..." He looked ahead at the city. They had arrived.

((Perhaps we should wait for Ansem, I feel bad for going even this far without giving him a chance to respond... XD))

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 13 2011, 05:35 PM
Sinar held his silence at Rei's correction, tail flicking idly as they each explained their own abilities and strategies. He spent his own time sniffing the air for different scents, ears twitching as he hunted for suspicious sounds.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 13 2011, 08:00 PM
"So... Sinar, what's your ability?" asked Rei, looking around as he walked past buildings.

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 14 2011, 09:25 PM
"Of course there's the heightened senses..." He said, sniffing some more. "But as for natural magic abilities I can control the earth to become different objects to help in fights."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 14 2011, 11:22 PM
"So, you could make, like earth weapons and stuff? Could you show me?" Rose asked, smiling. After all, another object to make when she needed to could be fun. She hadn't tried making a weapon out of something else like that. It could be worth a try.

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 19 2011, 06:18 PM
"Sure thing." The dog-elf said, sitting on the ground a moment. After carefully looking around, he found an earth patch he wanted and focused on it. His hand-paws glowed dimly and the earth began to shift.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 19 2011, 06:31 PM
Rose just watched the earth move, her eyes seeming to stare at it shifted around. She was quite interested in how he could make weapons, after all.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 19 2011, 08:41 PM
Rei stopped to watch, rather annoyed at the delay.

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 19 2011, 10:06 PM
After a few seconds, the earth suddenly sprung together as one broadsword, which moved itself into Sinar's right hand.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 19 2011, 10:30 PM
"Cool!" Rose stated, holding her hand out for a moment as she stared at the broadsword. She closed her eyes, as rocks suddenly began to appear in her hand, then come together to make a version of the broadsword that Sinar had made, though hers was slightly different in design, and didn't appear to be as strong as Sinar's. "Hey, it kinda worked" She mumbled, the sword crumbling into what appeared to be a small bit of dirt, then fell on the ground. Rose looked at Rei, then sighed. "...Sorry, just wanted to see how Sinar could do stuff, and see if I could make a whole new kind of weapons. It works, kind of, but I'd probably have to get closer to the sword itself to make it more exact. But, yeah, that's kinda cool, Sinar... Making earth stuff can help if we get in a tight spot."

((Hey, random question for Lightning whenever. Would they have phones/camera's/anything tech-ish like that?))

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 20 2011, 12:06 AM
Rei shrugged off the apology and gazed at the sword.

((Well, maybe some, but they'd probably be rather different in design and/or function, and less commonly seen. Nothing too high-tech or futuristic though, the elves are not as advanced as us technology-wise.))

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 23 2011, 12:05 PM
Sinar released the sword, and it seemed to float a moment before becoming earth again and shooting back perfectly into the cavity it was made from, seeming undisturbed. "It also doesn't leave traces, so that's another big help."

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 23 2011, 05:00 PM
"Yes..." agreed Rei. "We just have to keep in mind that we don't know what ability the murderer has. Our abilities may or may not be what we need to catch him."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 23 2011, 08:47 PM
"Realize something. We were picked for this reason. So, even if we can't capture, we still gotta try" Rose stated, shrugging. "So, no matter what he has, we can work through it. And 'sides" With that, a chain formed in her hands. "I think I can handle the tying up part"

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 24 2011, 02:34 PM
"And I could cage." Sinar said with a small nod.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 24 2011, 06:10 PM
"I never said we couldn't work through it, we just need to be ready for anything," said Rei. Then his expression grew almost dark, and dead serious. "I could make him wish he had never touched another soul, if I wanted."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 24 2011, 11:09 PM
"Point is, we can handle ourselves with a bit of getting to know how the others work. With a little teamwork, surprises probably won't be so surprising anymore, right?" Rose smiled, the chain beginning to form into three chains all tangled up together. "Destiny has put us together to catch this killer... Might as well make the best of it"

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 25 2011, 12:35 PM
The dog-elf nodded in agreement, tail wagging a bit.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 25 2011, 07:45 PM
"Yes..." agreed Rei, closing his eyes momentarily. Then he looked back at the path leading further into the city. Two elves wearing official-looking uniforms were walking their way. "... Looks like we have company."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 25 2011, 11:14 PM
"...Hm, the good kind, or the bad kind?" Rose asked, the chains turning into a metal powder, in which she gripped in her hand. "Looks like the neutral kind to me" With a shrug, she opened her hand, just two or three pieces of the powder remaining.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 26 2011, 08:03 PM
The two elves stopped in front of them.
"Welcome to Kuhndran," said the female elf.
"If we could take a minute of your time, we must check your identifications," said the male. "As a precaution."
"Of course," said Rei. "Because of the killer?"
"Yes." The elf raised his hand and swept it through the air, palm out. A small, semitransparent, blue screen appeared in the air where his hand passed. "Please place your hand on the screen."
"May I see your identifications first?" asked Rei. He had to be sure they weren't impostors, for who knew what someone could do with their fingerprints, assuming that was what the screen checked.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 26 2011, 11:05 PM
Rose just stared at these two that were talking to Rei, actually not saying a word this moment. She figured Rei could handle questioning for now, and she'd just toss in if he needed something.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 27 2011, 12:54 AM
The elf smiled. "Certainly you may, that's a smart thing to ask." He and the other elf pulled out identical badges from their pockets and held them out. Rei examined them closely, and after determining their authenticity as enforcer badges, he gave a nod. They put their badges back and Rei placed his palm against the floating blue screen, finding it completely solid despite its partial transparency.
The screen turned yellow for a moment, glowing white lines appearing at the edges and sliding toward the center to outline Rei's hand. The screen whirred for a second, and then its light flickered and turned red. Rei looked from this to the enforcer, who was gazing intently at the back of the screen, clearly reading something that had just appeared.
Rei was about to withdraw his hand when the female enforcer said "Don't move. Just keep your hand there until we say otherwise." Rei stared at the furrowed brow of the enforcer, who seemed to find whatever was on the back of the screen to be concerning.

((In case it isn't clear, an enforcer is pretty much the elven equivalent of a police officer... A bit different of course...
And sorry for the long post, but most of it IS just describing things going on in a short amount of time...))

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 27 2011, 01:05 AM
"...Is there a problem with the results, or whatever you're looking at?" Rose asked, flicking the palm of her left hand as the little bit of metal powder that had been in her hand fell to the ground, then vanished. I'd hope not, since I'm kinda stuck with him until I find the murderer She thought, just giving a blank stare towards the two enforcers.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 27 2011, 01:29 AM
"Well... You have a record, Rei," said the enforcer. "It says here you were detained in suspicion of crimes of kidnapping and torture."
"Those were cleared in days," said Rei coolly. "I never did such things."
"Yes... It says you were found not guilty..." said the enforcer, his voice hard as if he didn't quite believe Rei's innocence. "Very well... You may step back now..."
Rei pulled his hand back and stepped away from the screen, which turned back to its original blue color. Rei looked at his hand, which was now covered in a hardly noticeable thin layer of red powder.
"Don't worry about that powder, just try not to wipe it off on anything. You next," said the enforcer, nodding to Rose.

((If she has any record at all, you need to tell me now.))

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 27 2011, 01:46 AM
"Got it" And with that, Rose walked up and put her hand on the screen... thing. She seemed a bit stunned at how solid it felt, but still just put her hand there.

((She's been the victim in a few cases involving abuse, in which I shall go into detail later on in, and she was charged for murder once, in which ended up being by justified self-defense, so she got out quick. Once again, might explain later))

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 27 2011, 06:32 PM
As before, the screen turned yellow and the white lines outlined Rose's hand. Then it whirred, flickered, and turned red. The enforcer seemed a bit disturbed, as if he had never seen two elves with records checked in a row. After a quick read of the back of the screen, however, he gave another nod. "All right, you're clear. And you...?" The enforcer's voice trailed off as he looked more closely at Sinar.

Posted by: Ansem555 Apr 28 2011, 02:12 PM
When Rose had moved, Sinar got up on his feet off all fours and went up to the screen, putting his paw-hand on it, tail wagging slowly.

(Just a small one involving investigation if he had been doing illegal magic to get to his dog-like state when it just turned out he was just trying to make a Familiar (if they have those). If not that, just a spell gone wrong.)

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 29 2011, 12:57 AM
((All right, a Familiar, though they're pretty rare. ... I notice the records got less serious with each character. I expect they'll be questioning Rei about his past charges...))

The screen did the same things as it had the last two times, except that the scan took a moment or two longer before the screen turned red. With a weary look, the enforcer read Sinar's records before nodding. "You're also clear..." He raised his hand and swept it across the screen, making it disappear. "Well, if you don't need anything, you three are free to come into the city and stay as long as you need."
"We're just passing through, but there is something we wanted to ask about," said Rei, pushing questions about the red powder now over all their hands out of his mind.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 29 2011, 10:06 PM
Rose just gave a blank glance over to Rei, then she remembered the powder on her hands. Black fingerless gloves appeared over her hands, covering most of the powder. The rest, she just left it alone, as she didn't feel a need to worry about that. The weird look from the enforcers, and thinking of what her past records were just seemed to make her tune out for a moment.

((Sorry, no electricity... What'll you do?))

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 29 2011, 10:59 PM
((What do you mean?
And a note, there's only powder on the hands they placed on the screen.))

"Is there anything you can tell us about the killer?" asked Rei.
"Why would you want to know about a thing like that?" the enforcer asked, his full attention now on Rei.
"Well, I heard he last struck here." Rei supposed it wouldn't be good if the killer got word that elves were looking for him, and the less elves they told of their task, the less likely the word could get around.
"Yes. As far as I know, he's long gone," shrugged the enforcer. "I doubt he'd stick around. And by the chance that he did, we've got elves searching. Oh, and expect to be stopped by an enforcer at least once while you're here; for all they know you could be a criminal. Just show them your hands, and you'll be fine. That's what the powder's for. It's proof you've been checked." He smiled.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 29 2011, 11:23 PM
((The electricity is gone in my house for a couple weeks))

Rose blinked, the gloves vanishing as the powder was still there from behind her gloves. She said nothing about the gloves popping on and off. "...One question from me real quick... Is it, um, safe in the city?" It was to a point that her happy-go-lucky attitude had turned into a more cold and fearful attitude by the simple thought of these enforcers looking through her records.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 29 2011, 11:42 PM
((Oh, I saw that from your post in LPtPW, I meant about your question... I'm confused...))

"Of course it is," replied the enforcer. "So long as you don't go looking for trouble, you should be fine. Enforcers are patrolling to keep everyone in the city safe. There's no reason to fear."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 29 2011, 11:48 PM
((Oh, that? It was adding on to the issue... whatever. Ignore the kirby!))

"...Okay" And with that, Rose's mind seemed to drift away, not really focusing much right now until she was told to go. It was almost like she was in a trance of some kind.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 30 2011, 12:03 AM
((Yeah, I didn't get that at first... Meh.))

"Another question," said Rei. "If you check everybody who comes into the city, shouldn't you have seen the killer come in?"
"Perhaps... But there's no way of telling which elf who came in committed the murder. And there's the possibility he slipped through without us knowing," explained the enforcer.
"... That's comforting," muttered Rei.

Posted by: Ansem555 May 6 2011, 10:26 PM
Sinar listened, ears twitching as he kept his powdered paw off the ground as he sat on his three others.

Posted by: Lightning15 May 6 2011, 10:42 PM
"So..." Rei thought for a second. "Did you see any suspicious behavior before the murder here?"
"No," said the enforcer, raising one eyebrow, "but I am seeing suspicious behavior right now."
"... Is curiosity really so suspicious?"
"It can be. Watch yourself; curiosity killed the cat, you know."
"Right... Thank you for your time..." Rei nodded to the two enforcers, glanced at Rose and Sinar, and started walking down the path into the city.

Posted by: loudkirbyking May 7 2011, 06:07 PM
Rose said nothing, just following along. She seemed more silent, to a point of even being cold after what had happened. Those memories... they'd been returned to the front of her mind now. But yet, she still said nothing, showed no sadness anymore... just a cold look ahead.

Posted by: Lightning15 May 15 2011, 01:10 AM
Rei looked again at Rose, noticing her cold expression. "Everything all right, Rose?"

Posted by: loudkirbyking May 20 2011, 03:15 AM
((Darnit, computer froze before I got to post what I had... REDO TIME!))

Rose gave a nod to show she was okay. She just kept walking, not really speaking to them anymore.

~1 minute later (Planned time skip, so... BAH!)~

As they began to get farther into the city, it began to get a bit more busy. More elves walking around, more business. As the three went into the city, a man around Rose's age approached them. "...I'm sorry to bother you, but... Rose, is that you?" The man asked, a bit interested of her.

"Wait... Clint?" Rose asked, raising an eyebrow towards him.

"Yep! It is you! Hahaha, it's been ages since I saw you last!" He gave a large smile, one that could make a hungry shark's smile staring at a tuna look small.

"Well... it's only been 3 years..." Rose mumbled. "...Oh sorry. Where are my manners right now? Clint, these are my friends Rei and Sinar. Rei, Sinar, this is my childhood friend, Clint." She mumbled, sounding somewhere between unenthused and slightly surprised.

"Pleasure to meet you two." Clint stated, giving a small bow to them for no known reason.

Posted by: Lightning15 May 21 2011, 07:19 PM
"... Pleasure," returned Rei, bowing his head so slightly that it was hardly noticeable. He wasn't as suspicious as he might have been, because Rose said Clint was her childhood friend, but he was still wary due to knowing nothing about this guy. He still needed to get to know someone before really trusting them.

Posted by: Ansem555 May 31 2011, 05:45 PM
"Nice to meet you." Sinar said, sitting and wagging his fluffy tail furiously.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Jun 1 2011, 12:47 AM
"...What do you need?" Rose asked, sounding cold again.

"What's the matter? Someone mention the stuff about your-" And without being able to finish his sentence, Rose covered his mouth. "Don't mention those incidents. Ever." And she gave a stare that could kill someone. "You know how... traumatic they were." With that, her other hand began to form a small, bloody knife. The blood was dried, but it was still blood. "...What do you need for real?" She asked, her hand squeezing the knife a bit, then letting go as it just dropped and laid on the ground for a few seconds before vanishing. Rose pulled her hand off of his mouth, resuming a depressed look.

"...I came because I wanted to make sure you were all right. After everything that happened before, I wanted to see how you're doing" He mumbled, rubbing the back of his head.

"I'm... I'll be fine" Rose mumbled, suddenly remembering that she had just had this conversation in front of the two people she barely knew. "...Um..." Blushing time, as she turned to the two guys with her. "...Er... Right, where were we headed again?" Change subject: Success.

"Later" And with that, Clint left.

Posted by: Lightning15 Jun 8 2011, 04:38 PM
"We're just searching for some information," replied Rei as he eyed Rose. "Do you think anyone around here might know something about the killer?" He could just walk up to a random elf and start asking questions, but that would look suspicious. There was no need to draw attention to themselves.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Jun 24 2011, 11:01 PM
"Oh yeah, right. Um... I'm not sure. I'd think the main place to look would be over in the inns around town. Overhearing people is simple, as long as we're all listening. That way, we don't look suspicious, and we can still get some info." Rose mumbled, thinking on that. "Otherwise, if it comes to be, there's always some way to get info from someone" With her own devious thoughts that she kept to herself, she then resumed cold mode.

Posted by: Ansem555 Jul 2 2011, 11:58 PM
Sinar, why the two talked, began to sniff around, wondering if he could find anything of importance, anything at all. His tail twitched curiously as he sniffed.

Posted by: Lightning15 Jul 3 2011, 03:46 PM
Rei nodded slowly. "That is, assuming anybody knows anything. It sounds to me like the murderer was careful about blending in before committing the crime. Maybe if we learned more about the murder itself..."
He looked around, wondering where the nearest inn was.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Jul 8 2011, 12:48 PM
"Hm..." With that, she saw someone walk by with a map. "Give me a second." Rose said, walking over to the man. "Excuse me, sir. I can't seem to find my way to an inn. Can I take a look at your map?" She asked, giving a sweet little smile to add to it. "Sure." With a nod back, he flipped the map around so she could look at it. Rose examined it for a second, then gave a nod to him. "Thanks so much!" And with that, she returned to them, the same map appearing in her hands as she'd been examining it well. "This should get us to where we need to go" Resuming cold voice.

Posted by: Lightning15 Jul 8 2011, 04:06 PM
((I mentioned they have one map each in the knapsacks Lord Druhin gave to them, but those maps would probably show more area than the one Rose just got. The ones they already have show more towns and cities, so less detail I guess... Though I'd think they'd still show things like where inns and other important places are...))

"Good," said Rei, looking at the map. "Where's the nearest inn?"

Posted by: loudkirbyking Jul 8 2011, 09:19 PM
((I figured it was more general area map, not more in-depth detail on towns. Like, an american map that showed towns and stuff, not a town map... Meh, I dunno. Detailed is good anyway, which is why I had her copy it))

"...Looks like it's just a bit down the road here" Rose mumbled, beginning to walk towards it. Maybe a minute or two away from them, at max.

((Well, have at whatever XD.))

Posted by: Lightning15 Jul 8 2011, 09:42 PM
((I'm trying to come up with something to happen, until I figure it out I'm just going with the flow. XD
Hey, just curious, but is Clint gonna be showing up again? You don't have to answer if you don't want to, I'm fine with surprises.))

Rei followed Rose, wondering how this would go. He was watchful for anything suspicious.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Jul 11 2011, 07:01 PM
((Perhaps(Probably not unless I need him for something), perhaps not(Eh, I dunno. If you need some other NPC, I tend to make a bunch of them when needed). Good luck coming up with something XD))

Rose arrived at the inn, going over to a table with three chairs and sitting down. She kept her ears open, listening for anything about the mysterious murderer.

Posted by: Lightning15 Jul 12 2011, 02:27 AM
((Sometimes I think of small things and go with them, then improvise with however it unfolds... That might be how this'll end up, we'll see.
I apologize if the long post prevents you from reacting properly...))

Rei took the seat to Rose's right, looking over at the occupied table nearest theirs. There were five elves sitting there. One of them, a particularly tall, lean elf, was enthusiastically relating a tale to the other four; he spoke loudly and with many gestures to better express the events in the story.
"...with the blazing fire reflected in his eyes, he said, 'And don't you ever let me see your face again!'" the elf was saying with a grin.
One of the others gave a booming laugh. "And then what happened?!"
"Well," continued the lean elf excitedly, "the thief spat at his feet and said, 'You'll just have to watch out for my face, 'cause it'll be the last thing you ever see!' So Elijah just smiled, see, and with a swift slash of his sword—" The elf snatched up his knife and with a loud shunk, he stabbed it into the wooden table. "—he chopped off the thief's head, spattering the wall with blood!"
Two of the elves erupted in laughter. Another muttered, "I don't recall hearing such a violent version of this tale before. Elijah's not like that, he wouldn't just kill the thief—"
"What gives you the right to determine what he would or wouldn't do?!" asked the lean elf, eyes narrowing.
"I'm just saying, that's not how the story goes!"
Rei watched them in silence, at this point just rolling his eyes as they argued. "Elijah, ha..." he muttered scornfully. "As if."

Posted by: Ansem555 Jul 22 2011, 07:45 PM
Sinar joined his traveling companions and sat in the last chair, instead taking to putting his muzzle on his paw-like hands, eyes closed, looking like his relaxing. But his ears were high as possible listening for anything suspicious.

Posted by: Lightning15 Jul 23 2011, 03:28 AM
The fifth elf at the neighboring table, who hadn't made a sound through all of this, finally spoke up. "Stop wasting our time with fairy tales. Why don't you tell us a true story, like how the murder really happened? You mentioned you saw the thing, Finnegan; I'd like to hear your side of the story."
Rei showed no outward signs of interest, but his attention rocketed at this elf's words. He was somewhat surprised that their topic had changed to exactly what he, Rose, and Sinar were here for...and so soon, too.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Jul 24 2011, 12:07 AM
Rose listened on, yet giving no sign of it. She appeared to have formed a small twig in her hand which she was mindlessly twiddling between her fingers with as she listened. Perhaps a habit, who knows.

Posted by: Lightning15 Jul 24 2011, 03:49 AM
The elf who had spoken up—a black-garbed elf with dark purple hair and piercing blue eyes—looked incredulously at the lean elf and continued in a sardonic tone. "I mean, come on, none of us really believe you saw the murder. The killer wouldn't have left any witnesses."
"Well," chuckled the lean elf, who was apparently named Finnegan, "I don't mean to brag—"
"Yes, you do," the purple-haired elf interrupted. Finnegan eyed him in annoyance.
"It's not like I was standing in plain sight, Davian. I saw the whole thing through a window. So, you've all heard that Henry Smithson was killed by a stab to the back of the neck."
"That's been perfectly established by the enforcers. All the recent murders have been done the same way," Davian pointed out.
"And the same story; the enforcers got there too late to save the victim."
"Obviously. What are you getting at?"
Finnegan smiled. "What they failed to mention was they weren't too late. There was an enforcer there as Smithson lay dying on his office floor."
"What are you talking about?!"
"Isn't it obvious?" Finnegan laughed and grinned wider; "The murderer is an enforcer!"

Posted by: Ansem555 Jul 30 2011, 06:01 PM
Either an enforcer, or a disguise. Either way, we have a lead now, and we need to take it as soon as possible... Sinar thought, dog ears twitching lazily.

Posted by: Lightning15 Jul 30 2011, 06:51 PM
"That's ridiculous," said Davian coolly. "This is some conspiracy theory, isn't it? You think the enforcers are secretly killing people for some reason?"
"No, I'm telling you what I saw!" Finnegan muttered. "There's no reason to draw such conclusions."
"If you really saw the murder, why haven't you told anyone?" asked another elf at the table.
"You idiot! Tell who? The enforcers? They're behind the murder!" said Finnegan, shaking his head.
"So it is a conspiracy theory?" asked Davian.
"Do you have any proof you saw it happen?"
Rei knew there was no proof that what the elf said he saw was true, but it was all they had to go on at the moment. He gazed at the elf Davian, thinking about something...and then Davian looked right back, and they made eye contact. A look of suspicion flickered on his face. Rei looked away, wondering if they should leave. It would look even more suspicious if they left without ordering anything, for this was an inn. Why hadn't anybody come to take their order yet?

Posted by: loudkirbyking Jul 31 2011, 09:26 PM
Well, I'll hustle this little thing up so these two can leave. Rose thought, getting up from the table. "Excuse me for a moment" She said to them, going into the girl's restroom. After a few seconds, out came a waitress, going up to the two guys sitting at the table. "Hello, would you two like something to drink?" Though she looked completely different, still the same Rose. To avoid suspicion, she had changed her hair's look so that she appeared different from behind to the ones talking. Smart little elf girl.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 1 2011, 03:38 PM
((Though your post possibly suggests otherwise, I'm assuming Rose looks the same except for her clothes and hairstyle. You never said anything before about her being able to change her physical appearance.))

Rei looked at Rose, vaguely surprised, but not showing it. He was about to speak when a loud, shrieking alarm hit their ears. It was not coming from the building, but from the trio's right hands, which were covered in bright, flickering red lights—the red powder from the enforcer's fingerprint-checking screen.
Startled by this, Rei followed his first instinct: he used his power to stop everyone inside the inn from seeing the red lights or hearing the alarms. It was difficult to prevent these things from being sensed by such a large group of elves, and he wouldn't be able to keep it up for long.
The building had fallen silent, and everyone was looking in their direction. Though their disappearance was apparently inexplicable, the lights and alarms had a clear meaning to everyone else there, and someone shouted, "Somebody grab them!"

Posted by: Ansem555 Aug 1 2011, 03:50 PM
Looking around, Sinar got on all fours, ready to fight his way through if needed. He hoped the other two had a plan though, he didn't want to hurt anyone unnecessarily.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 1 2011, 04:14 PM
"Hm. That's not good" Rose whispered to herself, though still in the waitress' uniform, her hands looked like they were holding onto something in the air... Of course they weren't holding onto anything, but it made it easier to be in a ready pose before creating a weapon. "Well, so much for taking orders, hm?" She smiled a bit, then looked at the other two. If I knew of anything right now to give us cover... I'd use it. But, I can't think up anything... She kept trying to think up different objects, but nothing seemed to fill what she needed to cause a cover.

((Yeah, just clothes and hairstyle. Physical appearance is a no-no XD))

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 1 2011, 04:39 PM
A few elves started standing up, including Davian. Rei had a plan.
"Run!" he yelled, getting abruptly to his feet. In a second, the alarms rang out and the red lights flashed again, and he made everyone except Rose and Sinar temporarily lose their sight. Elves shouted in surprise and panic, and those who had started running toward the three stopped abruptly, unable to see anything.
Rei darted for the door, past the blinded elves who would see again the moment he made it out the door.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 1 2011, 05:52 PM
((I wanna join and hopefully be a part of the group *insert awesome face here* XD plus long winded descriptions lol

Name: Elizabeth but she prefers Eli, after the legendary Elijah
Age: 17
Ability: When she has physical contact with someone she can control their thoughts. In combat or hostile situations, she can redirect their target through eye contact. Every use of her powers beyond simple commands is a bit taxing and even simple commands are tiring with prolonged use.
Appearance: Eli has long, straight blonde hair that reaches the middle of her back when worn down, though she typically has it up in a pony. She has long bangs to cover one of her red eyes, the tell-tale sign of her ability. For clothes she's usually wearing grey, plaid skinnies, black combat boots, a white, deep v-neck t-shirt with her grey knapsack.
Personality: Easily trusting, Eli's life is an open book to anyone who asks. She does keep secrets well and is extremely friendly. She's a touchy-feely person due to her powers but she doesn't use them unless she has to.
Biography: She'll reveal if asked.
Other Things: She's self-concious of her powers and eyes because nearly everyone avoids her and others who have her ability.))

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 1 2011, 06:06 PM
((Sure you can join, I just have a question. When you say she can control others' thoughts, what exactly does that mean? She can put new thoughts in their heads, or what?))

Posted by: Makuna Aug 1 2011, 06:25 PM
((Yup, basically...if you've ever seen X-men origins it's like that chick who makes the dude walk until his feet bleed at the end))

Eli had just arrived in town but she was already hungry. After getting directions from a local, she made it to the inn the others were at. She was supposed to be looking for them first but she was starved and walked in to see thre elves matching the description she was given by the Lord before her eyesight was taken away.

Well, thinking to herself, this is the blue-haired man's ability at work, Rei is his name if I'm not mistaken. I hope I don't completely lose them...That would be bad.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 1 2011, 06:57 PM
((That sounds more like controlling their actions to me... If she just puts thoughts in their heads, it would be up to them whether or not they listen to those 'thoughts', right? Unless by thoughts you meant intentions or desires. Sorry, I'd just like to make sense of it all to avoid confusion later on.

I'll go ahead and mention this now. The Lord gave Eli proof that he sent her, so the others know to trust her. This proof is in the form of a magical ink of sorts on her forearm. He wrote, "The bearer of this inscription has been sent to capture the murderer by request of Lord Druhin of Xinion." She just has to show it to them. It'll vanish once it's no longer needed to convince them.

I'd like to wait for LKK and Ansem to get out of the inn before either of us do anything else, if that's all right with you. There's not much Eli can do without her sight anyway.))

Posted by: Makuna Aug 1 2011, 07:07 PM
((Okay on waiting and the ink thing...As for the powers, when she puts the thought in, it's the only thought on their mind. To make a better reference, it's like a jedi mind trick like when Obi-Wan Kenobi said, "These aren't the droids you're looking for." The trooper repeated it and left them alone pretty much.))

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 1 2011, 08:49 PM
Speed up time. Rose thought, her outfit suddenly changing as she ran, back to her normal clothes and hairstyle. After all, running in a waitress' outfit wasn't that easy. Ugh, I can't think of anything... need to release something to block their vision... um... fog... smoke... uh... She couldn't think of anything she could use.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 1 2011, 08:57 PM
Eli stood there blind, suddenly realizing that she could still talk. "Wow am I stupid," she muttered to herself before shouting to the elves, Wait! I'm here to help! Wait!!!"

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 1 2011, 09:30 PM
Rei stopped just before making it out the door, looking briefly over his shoulder at the girl who had spoken. Even if she wasn't telling the truth, it was three against one if she decided to attack them. He allowed her to see.
But just then, Davian stumbled blindly around tables toward the door, following the sound of the alarms still blaring; Rei couldn't wait for anyone, whether or not they were after him. He ran out the door, and then everyone's blindness was gone.

Posted by: Ansem555 Aug 1 2011, 09:41 PM
Sinar, having an idea of what he could do that wouldn't be too taxing, made a few dirt piles push through the ground below and trip anyone after them besides the girl. He dashed with high speeds around the tangle of elves and out the door.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 1 2011, 09:47 PM
Seeing them again she ran after them, catching up quickly since running was something she did all too often. When she caught up she decided to converse while running, "Name's Eli. That Lord dude, I don't remember his name, sent me to help. I've got the proof if you don't believe me."

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 2 2011, 02:07 AM
((Well that sounds fishy to me, because Lord Druhin is sort of the elvish equivalent of a president. Not really a name you don't remember.))

Rei glanced at her. "Now's not the best time," he said honestly, then shot another glance over his shoulder. Davian was fairly close behind them, having not been deterred by the dirt piles Sinar had made.
"HOLD IT!" he shouted, stretching out his arm, but Rei turned abruptly around a corner, hoping the others would follow.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 2 2011, 03:13 AM
((She doesn't know because she's a drifter and hardly talks to people but not her fault, their's))

Eli followed suit, following closely behind him.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 2 2011, 05:44 PM
"...Wait, isn't this just powder or something? Can't I just make a fan and blow it off?!" Rose asked, zooming around the corner also. She, though slightly annoyed by the noise, just kept running.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 2 2011, 06:45 PM
((I'm going to assume Sinar is also following, it only makes sense.))

"Something tells me it's not that simple," said Rei as he ran. He would of course stop the lights and alarms from being sensed, but it took great concentration, and that would prevent him from being able to flee without running into anything.
Then all four of them felt themselves come to a concurrent halt against their will. They were unable to control their own bodies, but could still think and speak normally.
"I said hold it," came Davian's angry voice from behind them. "Come with me and I'll help you." All four were forced to run around another corner as Davian followed at the same speed.

((FYI, I had Davian's ability decided before Eli, so no resemblance to her ability is intended... For him, he can control their physical actions, but it's of course limited and he can't do a thing about their thoughts. They can still speak and move whatever parts of their bodies that Davian's not controlling. At the moment, that means they can only move their heads.))

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 2 2011, 06:49 PM
"...Well... um... this is interesting, huh?" Rose whispered, blinking for a second or two before getting a grip of the situation. "Any reason we should be trusting you?" Point given. Ah... I can't really do much to stop this elf anyway. She thought, but questions always worked.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 2 2011, 06:56 PM
Eli was confused about why she couldn't control her running but she chalked it up as that was the angry elf's ability. She turned her head to Rose, trying to make the situation lighter, "My name is Eli, what's yours?"

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 2 2011, 07:10 PM
"Oh, hi. I'm Rose" She gave a small smile to Eli, then looked down. "It appears we can't move... Interesting, isn't it? Powers like this probably take a lot of energy, though." Might as well make a little conversation while waiting for an answer, right?

Posted by: Makuna Aug 2 2011, 07:15 PM
Eli smiled, she felt like this girl could be a very good friend, "Well if it's like my power at all, it probably is for all four of us but not for just one."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 2 2011, 07:26 PM
"Oh, so you can do something similar?" Rose asked, seeming somewhat calm right now. "I've never seen this power before..." Mumbling time.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 2 2011, 07:43 PM
"Uh," she bit her lip a bit, "sort of. If I'm touching someone I can basically make them do whatever I want. People can tell if you have my kind of power since we have red eyes."

Eli prepared for the worst reaction but turned to Rose to show her visible red eye.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 2 2011, 07:53 PM
Davian ignored the talk and brought them all into a hidden building, making Rei open the door before going inside. When they were all in, Davian closed and locked the door behind him, not taking his eyes off any of them.
It was a dark, musty room with almost nothing inside it. He made Rose, Sinar, and Eli stand against one wall. Then he made Rei walk over to an old cabinet and take out a bottle of some thick, white liquid.
"What is this?" Rei asked, watching his own hand open the bottle.
"It's what's going to save your skins from the enforcers," Davian replied simply. He made Rei squirt some of the liquid onto his powder-covered hand. The red lights gradually died down, and the alarms were muffled as they too faded to silence.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 2 2011, 08:08 PM
"Cool. Red eyes look nice... kinda deadly-ish, but they look kinda cute at the same time" Rose said, thinking. "Hm... I can't change eye colors. Wish I could, though. It would be nice to have eyes match every outfit" She laughed, then was taken inside. Once she saw what the liquid did, beyond amazing her a little bit, it brought her more curious why this person had it. "...Why are you helping us exactly?"

Posted by: Makuna Aug 2 2011, 08:20 PM
Eli nodded, glad somebody liked her eyes. She looked at the white liquid and the disappearance of the powder. She cleared her throat before speaking up, "That's neat but I don't need any. I used my powers to avoid the fingerprinting, I, um, well I have a large criminal history. Mostly cold cases of homicide where I'm the suspect of and some open stealing cases. Basically, a lot of enforcers would like to talk to me."

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 2 2011, 08:35 PM
((Hold on, I don't think the Lord would hire someone with such a record... He'd check that sort of thing out before hiring them...))

"I didn't ask," said Davian, making Rei walk over to the others and squirt the liquid on Rose and Sinar's powdered hands. It felt somewhat disgusting, but the lights and alarms were gone now. The only light in the room came from the crack under the door, because the only window was hidden behind black curtains.
Davian went on, "I'm not doing this for the sake of helping you, but to make sure we aren't interrupted. The blonde girl's only here because she seemed to want to come along with you. Before I get to my point, why don't you introduce yourselves? You already know my name, as you were listening in on my conversation."

Posted by: Makuna Aug 2 2011, 08:46 PM
((Her parents made her by manipulating her and guilting her into it. The enforcers never believed her but we'll say there was an elf who made her tell the truth with their ability about it, does that work?))

Eli turned to Rose, whispering, "What's his name?"

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 2 2011, 08:57 PM
"Davian, if I remember right." She whispered back, then stared at said elf. "...I'm not entirely sure of trusting you, but you did help us, so... okay! My name's Rose. It's a pleasure to meet you" So carefree sometimes... yet she did show she could be serious. She probably would've asked more questions, but she figured he'd answer them soon.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 2 2011, 09:04 PM
((If she didn't do any of it and the elf with the truth ability made it clear she was innocent, then there's no issue here.))

"I'm Rei," he told Davian coolly. There wasn't much he could do, and there didn't seem to be a reason to lie about their names, yet. Listening to the others for their names, Davian made Rei walk back to the cabinet and put the bottle back before removing a towel to dry their hands with.

Posted by: Ansem555 Aug 2 2011, 09:11 PM
"I'm Sinar." The dog-elf said, feeling a sudden itch behind his ear, trying to bring his hand up to scratch it.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 2 2011, 09:32 PM
Davian was still not allowing them to move anything but their heads. As Rei finished getting the white liquid and powder off his hand, and he had started getting it off Rose and Sinar's hands, Davian said to Eli, "And you're Eli, I heard you say. Very well."
He waited for their hands to be clean, the towel to be back in the cabinet, and Rei to be standing against the wall with the others before Davian spoke again. He kept to the shadows, watching them closely.
"I want to know why you were eavesdropping on my conversation."

Posted by: Makuna Aug 2 2011, 09:34 PM
((He made it part of her reward to clear it all???))

Eli nodded and tilted her head at his question.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 2 2011, 09:55 PM
((If they succeed in capturing the murderer, they all get to be granted one wish each. If that's her wish, he can clear all the charges/suspicions, but he wouldn't have appointed her in the first place if he wasn't positive she was innocent.))

Rei stared over at Darian, though he could hardly be seen in the darkness. "We were sent to catch the elf who's been killing recently. We were merely trying to obtain information."
"You expect me to believe that?" scoffed Davian. "How do I know one of you aren't the murderer, here to make sure you didn't let something...slip?"
"Because you'd probably be dead by now if one of us were," replied Rei simply.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 2 2011, 10:02 PM
((They don't have any good evidence, all circumstantial so it seems she's just suspicious for them all. And it is her wish.))

Eli smiled, "I have proof, right on my arm."

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 2 2011, 11:36 PM
((Okay then, that's at least one thing she's doing this for.
LKK and Ansem: if you don't already know, you should maybe start thinking about what your characters plan to wish for. You don't have to tell me; they don't even have to have it thought out themselves, but yeah.))

"Is that so?" Davian made Eli walk over and stop in front of him, holding out her arm. He avoided looking at her face as he read the message on her arm. "...Hm. But this doesn't prove anything about them." He sent Eli back to stand against the wall.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 3 2011, 12:22 AM
Eli blinked, "They do match the descriptions I was given but for you I suppose I'd need more proof too."

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 3 2011, 01:54 AM
"Indeed," said Davian, keeping a vigilant watch on all of them.
"So, how do we know you're not the killer?" asked Rei. Davian gave a mirthless chuckle.
"Me? I have the means, certainly—I'm recognized around these parts as The Puppet Master, did you know?—but the motivation, no. I have no reason to kill anyone."
"The Puppet Master, eh?"
"Not a name I conceived myself, I assure you, but it is quite fitting. You get the gist of my power." He smiled at the four lined up like soldiers against the wall.
"I would appreciate the control of our bodies returned," muttered Rei.
"Give me a good reason to trust you, and I will."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 3 2011, 01:35 PM
"...Um... I have something" Rose mumbled, looking at Davian. "All right, let me explain this all. First, we... um... overheard" Good choice of words there. "your friend say it was an enforcer who was killing. Now, are any of us enforcers? No. We had that powder stuff on us as proof. Next, we were in an inn. Why the heck would a killer be sitting in an inn, just listening? Especially with enforcers running around town, and what-not." She did make a point. It would be odd actions for a killer. "...Listen. Thanks for getting that red stuff off, but at the same time, we're not the killer running around. I'm not even sure what the heck happened with it making noise like that and stuff..." She mumbled, giving one final puff of air to show she was done.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 3 2011, 02:30 PM
Davian slowly walked over to Rose, stopping right in front of her, a few inches away. His eyes stared directly into hers, and he was not smiling. "The funny thing is," he murmured, his voice conveying that he found nothing funny about it at all, "Finnegan is probably the most untrustworthy elf ever to cross my path. He delights in lying, and telling fictitious tales in order to gain popularity. I suppose it makes him feel...special."
He paused briefly, but clearly he wasn't hesitating; rather, it was to let his words sink in. "Why would a sitting in an inn, just...listening? Especially with enforcers running around town," he restated, in a much more chilling manner than Rose had said it. "Ah, but that's just what makes it so brilliant. Who'd ever suspect that the elf sitting just a few tables away is actually a bloodthirsty murderer? Nobody knows what the killer looks like, dear Rose, and so what better hiding place is there than plain sight?"
He looked down at her hand. "...You are obviously new here. I suppose the enforcers told you the powder was for proving your records have been checked? Perhaps that's one function of the powder, but not its main purpose. They put that on every elf who visits this city, and they do the same thing in a few other cities as well, ever since the murderer started moving. The powder can be activated at any time, and when activated, the enforcers can locate the guilty wherever they may well as warn surrounding elves that the guilty are possibly dangerous. I expect you three had your powder activated after somebody gave the enforcers a call. Somebody must have seen your suspicious behavior in the inn and suspected you of being there to do something wrong."

((Oh dear goodness, it sure cost him a lot of words to explain in detail... Feel free to mention any reactions your character might have had during that speech/explanation, but he wouldn't have allowed room for talking back.))

Posted by: Makuna Aug 3 2011, 02:40 PM
Eli shook her head thinking this friend of his is incredibly stupid.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 3 2011, 02:46 PM
Davian noticed and looked over at Eli. "Do you have something to add?" he asked coldly.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 3 2011, 03:18 PM
"Just that your friend sounds extremely stupid and just looking for trouble." Eli spoke her mind, not very much caring if it upset the elf even though she knew she should.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 3 2011, 03:36 PM
"You mean Finnegan?" asked Davian, his eyebrows raising high upon his forehead. "Oh, he's no friend of mine, he just likes to think he's popular because he managed to get someone as well-known as me to sit at his table. I only did it so he'd leave me alone. In fact, I completely agree with you. He is stupid, and if I didn't know better, I'd think he was looking for trouble too."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 3 2011, 07:31 PM
Though getting in her personal space did cause Rose to flinch a bit, she couldn't really back up to get some room. She listened for a moment, deciding to respond after Eli finished. "Listen. I've had enough bad memories brought up in one day. We're not murderers. We were indeed sent to find this killer. If you don't believe our story, then... well, I'm not really sure what to do, but... um... yeah." She ran out of words.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 3 2011, 08:10 PM
"You're real convincing," said Davian sarcastically, nodding and stepping back. "If none of you can give me some solid proof, I might just have to turn you in to the enforcers. They'll be able to keep you locked up until they manage to sort this all out."
Rei knew they could not afford to lose time. They needed to find the killer as soon as possible, and they couldn't do that locked up. "We can no more prove our innocence than you can prove yours. But do you really think if one of us were the killer, that we'd hang around with other elves? That's pretty dangerous for a cover."
"Yeah... Yeah, you make a fair point," said Davian. "But killers typically take dangerous risks."
"You just don't want to let us go, do you?" asked Rei with a sigh. "Do you ever just take someone's word?"
"You've given me no reason to."

Posted by: Makuna Aug 4 2011, 02:52 AM
"Listen," Eli was getting fed up being prisoner, "if the only reason you're keeping us here is because you THINK we might be the killers, then you might as well have every elf here."

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 4 2011, 03:24 AM
"I'm not keeping you here because I think you're the killer," sighed Davian. "You've proven your reason for being here. I'm keeping you here because you're with them, and you could try helping them out if I let you go. I'm keeping them here because they decided to listen in on my conversation, making their business mine."
"This isn't about you thinking one of us might be the killer, is it?" asked Rei darkly. He too was getting irritated. "I apologize if we listened in on something you might not have wanted us to hear. Seems to me like you're the one hiding something—"
But suddenly Davian forced Rei's head back into the wall, making him completely immobile. Davian said angrily, "We all have our secrets, don't we? I believe...I know just how to settle this whole matter."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 4 2011, 01:38 PM
That doesn't sound good... Rose thought, looking at Davian somewhat blankly. "...You okay, Rei?" She asked, yet her blank stare not moving. "...And what idea do you have?" Might as well ask instead of waiting in suspense.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 4 2011, 02:35 PM
Rei didn't answer, watching Davian closely.
"How about this," began Davian. "I let you all go, on the condition that you allow me to tag along with you. If you're really just trying to catch the murderer, then you have nothing to hide from me. In return for bearing my presence, which I know none of you are likely to enjoy, I will help you catch the murderer in any way I can. I ask for no payment, and I'll leave you all alone once the murderer is caught. This way, we all win: you get further assistance in your task, and I get the proof that you're who you say you are. How's that sound?"

Posted by: Makuna Aug 4 2011, 02:41 PM
"That sounds," Eli regretted saying it but, "rather reasonable."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 4 2011, 02:42 PM
Rose wasn't really sure how to respond to that request. They really didn't have much of a choice, but she didn't trust this guy. "...Rei, Sinar... what do you two think?" She looked over at them, not wanting to give an answer that they might not like. A little nerves, and distrust to the elf in front of them got to her.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 4 2011, 03:08 PM
Rei continued staring at Davian for a moment, seeming to be thinking. "...If you do anything to any one of us, or in any way impede the capture of the murderer, then I can and will make you regret ever seeing us in that inn."
"And if you do anything to me that I don't like, I can and will make your deaths look like accidents or suicide," retorted Davian with a cold smile.
"Fair enough, I suppose," muttered Rei. "Sinar, what do you say?" It wouldn't be right to make a decision for the group without everyone's input. Davian glanced at Sinar, the only one of them who had barely said two words this entire time.

((I feel bad for Ansem. I guess he could've come on before to take part in this lovely little situation, but anyway, now we gotta wait for him...))

Posted by: Ansem555 Aug 6 2011, 02:08 PM
((The short version: I'm a dumb dog, what can I tell ya? XP))

The dog-elf's fuzzy ears twitched lightly in thought. "We really don't have a choice in the matter, and the extra support could be useful in the long run." He said, tail flicking. "However, a power like his is a danger to us and practically holds us hostage any day, so that's a trust killer right there." He gave a shrug. "He can come, but I only agree because he could bend our will and throw us off a cliff." He finished with a slight joking tone, even though he meant every word of it.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 6 2011, 02:39 PM
Davian chuckled. Rei, able to move his head again, looked at Rose. She hadn't really voiced her opinion, only asked theirs. "And you, Rose?"

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 6 2011, 05:59 PM
"...I still don't trust him much." She mumbled. "But, an extra person is always good, right? If he tries to pull a stunt, we can always do something anyway." Rose said, thinking on that.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 6 2011, 06:12 PM
Rei looked back at Davian. "It seems we're all in agreement. None of us trust you, but we'll allow you to come along with us."
"Excellent," said Davian. "I won't try to pull any stunts unless you do." He returned control of their bodies to them with a flick of his hand, but he kept his eyes on them.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 6 2011, 06:26 PM
"...All right." And with that Rose, turned to Eli. "I never got to give you a welcoming handshake, now did I?" She smiled, extending a hand. Call it instinct, but she was much more calm and normal self around Eli.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 6 2011, 07:41 PM
Eli smiled and shook her hand eagerly, someone wanted contact with her.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 6 2011, 07:54 PM
"You were sent to help us, right?" Rose asked, sounding more serious now. She was all for being friendly to someone, but focus came as focus needed to come.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 6 2011, 08:08 PM
"Oh! Yeah," Eli put out her arm, "I got sent with this."

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 6 2011, 08:12 PM
"So, do any of you have a plan?" asked Davian, crossing his arms in front of his chest.
"Before we get to that, there are some things you need to know if you're going to help," said Rei, narrowing his eyes. "First off, when we eventually find the killer, we won't kill him if we can avoid it. That won't be a problem for you, I hope?"
"Of course not. I'm no murderer. Capture, don't kill."
"We're trying not to tell anyone what we're doing, because the fewer elves who know we're trying to capture the murderer, the less likely he'll find out we're after him. We don't want him to be ready for us."
"Don't tell anyone what we're up to if we can avoid it," said Davian in monotone. "Whatever, you're the boss, right?"
"That wasn't really decided..."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 6 2011, 10:42 PM
"Cool, cool." Rose smiled, reading it. "...All right. Well, everyone's all ready said their names, so, you should know everyone by now." She stated, shrugging. "Though it might be better to get to know them more... I dunno. They're both not that talkative about other things... kinda awkward sometimes." Rose mumbled, looking at the three guys. "...But they are smart and powerful, so it's fine."

Posted by: Makuna Aug 6 2011, 11:00 PM
Eli nodded, taking it into mind, "We should probably get out of here though."

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 6 2011, 11:24 PM
"Yeah. The more we stand around, the farther away the murderer could go" Rose replied, looking at the others. "Whenever you all are ready, we can get going."

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 7 2011, 01:19 AM
"Get going where?" asked Davian, looking at Rose. "The enforcers are looking for you. It doesn't matter whether or not you've still got the powder on you, they know who they're looking for and you'll be stopped if you're seen."
"Exactly why we won't be," said Rei. "Here's the plan. We're going to walk out of here and keep moving. If any of us see an enforcer, or anyone else who looks like they're after us, I'll use my ability to make them not see us. Or, I'll make them see us running in the opposite direction. They can chase what they think is us."
Davian looked skeptical. "And where will the real us be running to? Do you have a lead on the murderer?"

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 8 2011, 08:55 AM
"Wherever we go, it's best to get out of here. After that thing going off once, not in the mood to deal with it again." Rose said, shrugging. "The best thing to do for now is to get out of this town, then discuss where we need to get off to. The longer we stand around, the more time that enforcers or anyone else have to find us, and the farther away the murderer will go." She said, sounding more serious.

Posted by: Lightning15 Aug 8 2011, 02:44 PM
"Agreed," said Rei. "Let's go." He walked over to the door and opened it slightly, looking out to make sure nobody else was around before heading out. Davian followed silently.

Posted by: Makuna Aug 8 2011, 04:58 PM
Eli followed them silently, wondering where they should go next.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Aug 9 2011, 06:10 PM
Rose followed them, quiet at this point because she didn't want to attract any attention at all. One could say it was fear, or else just not wanting to mess up. She herself didn't know.

Posted by: Ansem555 Aug 15 2011, 04:17 PM
Sinar was close behind, tail twitching, walking on all fours. The pads on his paw-like hands allowed him to move quietly, and he kept his senses open for any of the enforcers that could come their way.

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 14 2012, 02:47 PM
((I'm more or less posting this because I want the RP to move forward... I have no idea what's going to happen next, so can anyone help out?
If not, maybe we should just time skip to them safely getting out of the city. Not too interesting, but apparently they're going to discuss where they're going next once they're out... Though they haven't even confirmed whether or not the murderer has actually left.))

Rei walked with steady strides, looking around as he went. Davian followed right behind him, staring at Rei for a moment before glancing back at the others.
None of them really know what they're doing, do they? he thought, holding back a sigh.

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 15 2012, 09:40 PM
((Then allow me to toss some thoughts here.

They escape town, assuming you have nothing against it planned. Characters discuss place to go to which is likely to be *insert area here*. They go there, and you come up with something.

Good idea, no? I honestly don't know, I was mainly following your lead. Time skip whenever I say.))

Posted by: Lightning15 Apr 15 2012, 10:05 PM
((So basically, what I imagined plus leave the rest to me. XP I suppose that would work. I dunno if Ansem or Mak would object.))

Posted by: loudkirbyking Apr 16 2012, 03:57 PM
((Well, it is your world. I dunno what towns, plots, or even what the heck is going on half the time XD.))

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