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#1 Guest_H'kira the Wolf_*

Posted 07 July 2003 - 07:53 PM

Fair warning, this chapter is very very dark and disturbing. So if that sort of thing bothers you, don't read it.

And sorry about the lack of replies, I got shipped off to Rochester for a couple of days. No computer :x I'll get right to replying :shock:


***
When Wolves Cry 3: I知 Dying

I tried to kill the pain
But only brought more
I lay dying
And I知 pouring crimson regret and betrayal
I知 dying praying bleeding and screaming
Am I too lost to be saved
Am I too lost?

-Tourniquet, Evanescence
***

展ell, little one, the voice was cold and emotionless, 的t seems that you池e here, finally.

Vexk looked around, she was in a cold, barren land, looking out a vast stretch of nothing. The mage was there, Irenicus. She snarled.

展hat might be, Bhaalspawn, he mused, 添ou escaped my care infected, poisoned, tainted, even further than you already were. Will this be you, or this, or this? Will you kill them like you killed *her*?"

An image of Yaera's bloody form, so still in death assaulted her senses. Then there was madness.

She saw herself, standing with her friends. In one vision, her eyesthey just changed, all sense of sanity was gone. She shifted, in one sterling moment, and ran after Shanka, leaping on her twin and tearing at her.

Shanka screamed once, before Vexk痴 jaws closed around her throat, and the werewolf dropped her, lifeless to the ground. Then she hurtled after the next one, then the next, until everyone she壇 ever cared about or loved lay dead, torn to bits by her.

Tears trickled from Vexk痴 gray eyes as she watched her dream-self howl in triumph.

Another vision, she was walking with Jaheira, in the market. This time it was not her friends that bore her madness, but a group of children playing a game in the square. They screamed, and cried, some tried to run, but they were not fast enough.

And then another, the black werewolf was caged, she snapped and clawed at the bars when someone drew near. Her eyes held not even the faintest glimmer of recognition. She snarled, and howled. She frothed at the mouth. Then, the disease took its full hold on her, and she died. She could hear Shanka weeping, watched as they buried her under an oak tree. AndYaera, Yaera wept in Arvandor.

典hat is where you belong, Bhaalspawn, Irenicus went on, 的n a cage, where you can稚 hurt your loved ones, where you can稚 rob others of their lives.


***

She woke in a cold sweat, her breath coming in ragged gasps. Vexk痴 cool gray eyes darted about, Shanka was already awake, most likely with one hell of a hangover.

So she sat alone in her room, thoughts as troubled as ever. Vexk痴 hand strayed to the hilt of her dagger, a blade she had had in her possession for quite some time. It was silver, thin, and razor-sharp. If she let herself live, one day, the madness would take her, and she would kill someone that she loved. If she killed herself, it would shatter Shanka. Not to mention what it would do to Jaheira, who still acted like one who had had their very heart ripped out.

She sighed wearily, better shattered than slain.

擢orgive me, she whispered. She held the blade to her wrist, and slashed it across, repeating the process on the other. Blood spurted from her wounds, running down her hands, dripping off her fingertips. Crimson life. She shivered and dropped the knife as the world began to grow fuzzy.

Soon, soon it will be over.

Jaheira walked in. The druid was at her side in seconds, warm hands on her arms. The world swam, Jaheira prayed.

She felt the life running out of her, then in an instant, it was restored. Weak, but healed, and alive. Those confused gray eyes met the druid痴 vivid green ones, that look Jaheira gave that said that there would be hell to pay. The druid hoisted Vexk up and maneuvered her into the bed, pulling the blankets over her.

泥on稚 tell Shanka, the lycanthrope rasped before everything went black.

***

Jaheira wanted to screamor cry, but would do neither. Instead she made sure that her charge was in no danger of dying. Then she locked the door and cleaned the blood off of the floor. After she was done with this, she proceeded to remove every sharp object from the room, along with every single string or rope she saw.

After all that had happenedGorion, Sarevok, Irenicus, Khalid, for this. For this! To walk in a room and find her charge attempting suicide. She was trapped between anger and sorrow. Finally, she pulled a chair up next to the bed, and waited, wishing for all the world that she could find the right words, the right thing to say to the broken woman.

Of all the thingsbut, she reminded herself, this was Vexk. Vexk who was the voice of reason, the leader of the party. Surely time in the dungeon couldn稚 do this to her. But then what?

Jaheira sighed, and remained where she was.

***

滴ow痴 the head feeling? Salvanas asked, handing her a cool washcloth. Shanka placed it on her forehead.

鏑ike an army of angry glabrezu are trying to pound their way out of it, she replied, 鄭nd Jaheira wouldn稚 give me anything for it. Said I needed to learn a lesson.

The elven man chuckled, 展ell, you池e lucky you didn稚 run into Vexk this morning.

The half-elf痴 eyes widened considerably, 展hy?

Salvanas grinned, 釘ecause, Shanks, you said some interesting things last night. Maybe concerning her private life.

鼎rap! Shanka felt the strong urge to bang her head on the table, but refrained from it. She wasn稚 sure it would improve her headache.

徹h, lighten up, Salvanas said, 鉄he痴 not mad.

的知 going for a walk, see if I can find anything out, you want to come, Sal?

展hy not, should I round up the crew? he asked.

鉄ure, we値l make a day of it, Shanka said, 泥on稚 tell Vexk, I want ta surprise her.

***

A few minutes later found Shanka, Salvanas, Yoshimo, Minsc, and Anomen walking around in the Slums. Some odd thief fellow who sounded like a pigeon met with them, and explained how his guild could help for twenty-thousand gold. Shanka agreed, even though she wasn稚 sure she could come up with that kind of money.

展ell, that should please her, Shanka mused, as they made their way through the winding city streets. They found themselves in the Government District.

鏑ook at the little park, Shanka pointed, 笛aheira would love that.

哲o, she壇 complain about them torturing trees, Salvanas said, grinning, he arched an eyebrow and struck a pose, 典here must be balance. How do these nobles get off mutilating these poor trees. Why I oughta

His accent drove Shanka over the edge. She leaned against one of the aforementioned trees, laughing hysterically. Eventually she stopped, wiping tears of mirth from her eyes and trying desperately to keep a straight face.

溺insc does not understand, the huge Rashemani berserker said. Boo squeaked into the man痴 ear. 徹h, Minsc gets it now.

徹h, do Vexk, Shanka begged.

Salvanas stiffened, becoming very serious, before casting a sidelong glance at nothing in particular and growling. Shanka chuckled some more.

釘urn the drow! someone shouted as they walked past the odd little group. A mob of people surged by, hooting and hollering about dark-elves.

典hat was interesting, Yoshimo observed, his dark eyes following them.

鏑et痴 check it out, Shanka proposed. She followed the mob to a stake, surrounded by heaps of wood. A group of Beshebans, led by a priest, brought out a struggling hooded figure. They proceeded to tie the person to the pole, which proved fairly difficult, as the figure was putting up one hell of a fight, in spite of its hands being bound.

鏑ook ye all upon this foul drow, the priest crowed, throwing back the tied person痴 hood.

溺ongrel to the rescue, Shanka said, before charging through the group, toward the form of Viconia DeVir. Yoshimo and Anomen watched as Salvanas stared for a moment at the bound woman, extreme emotion flickering in his eyes. He murmured something in a strange tongue before running towards the scene.

釘urn the drow! several townsfolk shouted.

滴ow do you get off burning one of my wives?! Salvanas shouted, continuing quickly towards the pole and drawing his blade.

Viconia gave him an odd look, as if she could not believe what he had said.

展hat? the priest asked, looking with some confusion between the drow and the elf.

的 said, get the hell away from my *jhasina*, fool, Salvanas snarled walking up onto the platform. He could feel the drow glaring a hole into his skull.

笛ust who do you think you are?! The priest shouted.

的 am Salvanas Eveningfall, adopted son of Kariq Sai-Alyn, merchant prince of Calimshan, and if you do not get your filthy hands off my jhasina, I will not hesitate to have every last one of you killed. My personal assassins will see that none of you escape, the elf sneered, as Shanka and Yoshimo stepped up to flank him.

鏑ookI知we池e sorry, hurriedly, they cut the drow down, much to the disappointment of the crowd.

Salvanas was by the drow in seconds, wrapping his arms around her. He placed a gentle kiss on her forehead before letting go, 鄭re you alright, jhasina?

添eah, Viconia replied meekly, 的知 so sorry I didn稚 get back quickly, but

Shanka blinked, damn, Vic was good at this, 的t痴 alright, let痴 go home.

Slowly the crowd trickled away, their sport ruined. Salvanas was sent reeling as Viconia hit him. While he was on the ground she prodded him with her foot, smiling down, 鄭re we even now, darthiir?

轍uite, the elf replied, grinning back as she held out a hand to help him up, 添ou致e got a mean right hook, Vico.

Anomen walked up to them, his mace in his hand, 鄭nd this is how you repay your savior, *drow*?

的n all respect, I deserved it, Ano, Salvanas said.

滴ow? You saved her and she attacked you, though you could expect no less from one such as that, the fighter-cleric replied, sparing a distasteful glance for the dark-elf.

的 referred to her as my wife and a jhasina, Salvanas answered, 的n her culture a man could be slain for making such suggestions. I called her a member of my harem or harem-trained if you will, and in the Underdark, women are the dominant gender. It was a very insulting thing for me to say.

展omen are the dominant gender on the surface as well, darthiir, the drow remarked, prodding him in the ribs.

的 still can稚 believe you rescued that thing! Anomen said aloud, his expression one of disgust.

展ould you let some pompous fruit set one of *your* friends on fire? Shanka asked, intervening because she saw Salvanas beginning to get angry.

滴e was a priest! Anomen objected.

滴e was a royal nutcase! Shanka retorted.

鄭 pleasure to see you again, my dark goddess, Salvanas greeted, bowing deeply, 的 was beginning to worry.

的t is not so bad to see you either, jhasin, Viconia replied, 天ery good timing.

Salvanas grinned cheekily, 的t's not that awful to be your jhasin.

The drow raised one snowy eyebrow.

天ic, Shanka drew her attention, 溺eet the guys.

的 am Yoshimo, the Kara-turan greeted.

鄭nomen Delryn, Anomen said, still looking at Viconia like she was the embodiment of evil.

滴mmmquite a collection you have, abbil, Viconia mused, 滴ave you lost your sister and the tree-hugger?

哲ah, they池e back at the inn, Shanka replied, 展ant to go back and grab a bite to eat?

The drow nodded, and they walked off.

****

jhasin/jhasina : member of a harem or harem-trained

****

Hope ya liked it,
H談ira the Wolf

#2 Guest_Theodur_*

Posted 08 July 2003 - 06:41 AM

I tried to kill the pain
But only brought more
I lay dying
And I知 pouring crimson regret and betrayal
I知 dying praying bleeding and screaming
Am I too lost to be saved
Am I too lost?

-Tourniquet, Evanescence


Mmmm, very appropriate choice of lyrics.

And then another, the black werewolf was caged, she snapped and clawed at the bars when someone drew near. Her eyes held not even the faintest glimmer of recognition. She snarled, and howled. She frothed at the mouth. Then, the disease took its full hold on her, and she died. She could hear Shanka weeping, watched as they buried her under an oak tree. AndYaera, Yaera wept in Arvandor.


典hat is where you belong, Bhaalspawn, Irenicus went on, 的n a cage, where you can稚 hurt your loved ones, where you can稚 rob others of their lives.


Grrr... very vivid and shocking... poor, poor Vexk... :lol:

So she sat alone in her room, thoughts as troubled as ever. Vexk痴 hand strayed to the hilt of her dagger, a blade she had had in her possession for quite some time. It was silver, thin, and razor-sharp. If she let herself live, one day, the madness would take her, and she would kill someone that she loved. If she killed herself, it would shatter Shanka. Not to mention what it would do to Jaheira, who still acted like one who had had their very heart ripped out.


Scribe: Argh... what a position to be in... what would you do in Vexk's place, Theo?

Theo: :twisted: ... Looking for cure? And quickly? And pray a lot? :twisted:

擢orgive me, she whispered. She held the blade to her wrist, and slashed it across, repeating the process on the other. Blood spurted from her wounds, running down her hands, dripping off her fingertips. Crimson life. She shivered and dropped the knife as the world began to grow fuzzy.


Waaaaaah... :cry:

She felt the life running out of her, then in an instant, it was restored. Weak, but healed, and alive. Those confused gray eyes met the druid痴 vivid green ones, that look Jaheira gave that said that there would be hell to pay. The druid hoisted Vexk up and maneuvered her into the bed, pulling the blankets over her.


泥on稚 tell Shanka, the lycanthrope rasped before everything went black.


Awwww... pfew, what a lucky break... good that Jae showed up in the last moment...

Jaheira wanted to screamor cry, but would do neither. Instead she made sure that her charge was in no danger of dying. Then she locked the door and cleaned the blood off of the floor. After she was done with this, she proceeded to remove every sharp object from the room, along with every single string or rope she saw.


yep, better not give her any opportunities to try again...

Of all the thingsbut, she reminded herself, this was Vexk. Vexk who was the voice of reason, the leader of the party. Surely time in the dungeon couldn稚 do this to her. But then what?


Jaheira sighed, and remained where she was.


Methinks Vexk is in for a little scolding... hopefully Jae will be gentle...

鉄ure, we値l make a day of it, Shanka said, 泥on稚 tell Vexk, I want ta surprise her.


Yep, Vexk needs something to cheer her up... a cure for her illness would be the most welcome surprise...

鏑ook at the little park, Shanka pointed, 笛aheira would love that.


哲o, she壇 complain about them torturing trees, Salvanas said, grinning, he arched an eyebrow and struck a pose, 典here must be balance. How do these nobles get off mutilating these poor trees. Why I oughta


Theo: Yup, an artificial park can't compare with a beautiful, natural forest...

溺ongrel to the rescue, Shanka said, before charging through the group, toward the form of Viconia DeVir. Yoshimo and Anomen watched as Salvanas stared for a moment at the bound woman, extreme emotion flickering in his eyes. He murmured something in a strange tongue before running towards the scene.


釘urn the drow! several townsfolk shouted.


Rescue the drow! Kill the Beshabans! Muahaha!

滴ow do you get off burning one of my wives?! Salvanas shouted, continuing quickly towards the pole and drawing his blade.


:lol:

Slowly the crowd trickled away, their sport ruined. Salvanas was sent reeling as Viconia hit him. While he was on the ground she prodded him with her foot, smiling down, 鄭re we even now, darthiir?


轍uite, the elf replied, grinning back as she held out a hand to help him up, 添ou致e got a mean right hook, Vico.


Hehe, he deserved that... a bit, anyways...

的 referred to her as my wife and a jhasina, Salvanas answered, 的n her culture a man could be slain for making such suggestions. I called her a member of my harem or harem-trained if you will, and in the Underdark, women are the dominant gender. It was a very insulting thing for me to say.


展omen are the dominant gender on the surface as well, darthiir, the drow remarked, prodding him in the ribs.


Theo: Err... so I've noticed too... :lol:

鄭nomen Delryn, Anomen said, still looking at Viconia like she was the embodiment of evil.


Are you sure that he is not drooling? :)

Oh, a nitpick - I noticed that Vic asked about Jaheira and Vexk, but didn't mention Imoen - she should be asking about her too, since she doesn't know Im is taken away :lol:

Hope ya liked it,
H談ira the Wolf


Yep, I liked it - looking forward to Jae having a serious talk with Vexk...

#3 Laufey

Posted 08 July 2003 - 01:50 PM

典hat is where you belong, Bhaalspawn, Irenicus went on, 的n a cage, where you can稚 hurt your loved ones, where you can稚 rob others of their lives.


Those dreams were utterly horrifying. :)


擢orgive me, she whispered. She held the blade to her wrist, and slashed it across, repeating the process on the other. Blood spurted from her wounds, running down her hands, dripping off her fingertips. Crimson life. She shivered and dropped the knife as the world began to grow fuzzy.


Soon, soon it will be over.


Oh no...poor Vexk. :)


哲o, she壇 complain about them torturing trees, Salvanas said, grinning, he arched an eyebrow and struck a pose, 典here must be balance. How do these nobles get off mutilating these poor trees. Why I oughta


LOL!

滴ow? You saved her and she attacked you, though you could expect no less from one such as that, the fighter-cleric replied, sparing a distasteful glance for the dark-elf.


I think 'fighter-cleric' is a bit too much of a technical game term, so it jars me a little when I read it in a story context. I would probably call him 'the squire', or 'the cleric' or something like that.

的 referred to her as my wife and a jhasina, Salvanas answered, 的n her culture a man could be slain for making such suggestions. I called her a member of my harem or harem-trained if you will, and in the Underdark, women are the dominant gender. It was a very insulting thing for me to say.


展omen are the dominant gender on the surface as well, darthiir, the drow remarked, prodding him in the ribs.


;)


展ould you let some pompous fruit set one of *your* friends on fire? Shanka asked, intervening because she saw Salvanas beginning to get angry.


滴e was a priest! Anomen objected.


A priest of Beshaba, definitely an evil goddess. Beats me why that should be an impressive argument for any halfway decent person, not to mention that that sort of punishment is utterly disgusting. I always thought that Keldorn in particular going along with mob justice was very out of character.
Rogues do it from behind.

#4 Guest_Hunter_*

Posted 09 July 2003 - 05:38 PM

Fair warning, this chapter is very very dark and disturbing. So if that sort of thing bothers you, don't read it.


:lol:

(but i don't belive you)

An image of Yaera's bloody form, so still in death assaulted her senses. Then there was madness.


She saw herself, standing with her friends. In one vision, her eyesthey just changed, all sense of sanity was gone. She shifted, in one sterling moment, and ran after Shanka, leaping on her twin and tearing at her.


Shanka screamed once, before Vexk痴 jaws closed around her throat, and the werewolf dropped her, lifeless to the ground. Then she hurtled after the next one, then the next, until everyone she壇 ever cared about or loved lay dead, torn to bits by her.


Has this happened, or is it a dream?

Tears trickled from Vexk痴 gray eyes as she watched her dream-self howl in triumph.


Another vision, she was walking with Jaheira, in the market. This time it was not her friends that bore her madness, but a group of children playing a game in the square. They screamed, and cried, some tried to run, but they were not fast enough.


Only a dream.

And then another, the black werewolf was caged, she snapped and clawed at the bars when someone drew near. Her eyes held not even the faintest glimmer of recognition. She snarled, and howled. She frothed at the mouth. Then, the disease took its full hold on her, and she died. She could hear Shanka weeping, watched as they buried her under an oak tree. AndYaera, Yaera wept in Arvandor.


But she fears that it would become reality one day.

典hat is where you belong, Bhaalspawn, Irenicus went on, 的n a cage, where you can稚 hurt your loved ones, where you can稚 rob others of their lives.


He would know, only that he is not in the cage were he belongs.

擢orgive me, she whispered. She held the blade to her wrist, and slashed it across, repeating the process on the other. Blood spurted from her wounds, running down her hands, dripping off her fingertips. Crimson life. She shivered and dropped the knife as the world began to grow fuzzy.


Nooo :)

After all that had happenedGorion, Sarevok, Irenicus, Khalid, for this. For this! To walk in a room and find her charge attempting suicide.

It would have all been for nothing

She was trapped between anger and sorrow. Finally, she pulled a chair up next to the bed, and waited, wishing for all the world that she could find the right words, the right thing to say to the broken woman.


She is going to get a verbal slapping of a lifetime now.

鏑ike an army of angry glabrezu are trying to pound their way out of it, she replied, 鄭nd Jaheira wouldn稚 give me anything for it. Said I needed to learn a lesson.


:) that sounds like jaheira, and she's right.

Salvanas grinned, 釘ecause, Shanks, you said some interesting things last night. Maybe concerning her private life.


:) bummer!

鼎rap! Shanka felt the strong urge to bang her head on the table, but refrained from it. She wasn稚 sure it would improve her headache.


Most likely it would make her head feel like it had just been struck by a hammer. :)

A few minutes later found Shanka, Salvanas, Yoshimo, Minsc, and Anomen walking around in the Slums. Some odd thief fellow who sounded like a pigeon met with them, and explained how his guild could help for twenty-thousand gold. Shanka agreed, even though she wasn稚 sure she could come up with that kind of money.


greedy buggers.

哲o, she壇 complain about them torturing trees, Salvanas said, grinning, he arched an eyebrow and struck a pose, 典here must be balance. How do these nobles get off mutilating these poor trees. Why I oughta


:) oh yes. that's her. if one day jaheira actually sounded happy, i'd run for cover.

Salvanas stiffened, becoming very serious, before casting a sidelong glance at nothing in particular and growling. Shanka chuckled some more.


釘urn the drow! someone shouted as they walked past the odd little group. A mob of people surged by, hooting and hollering about dark-elves.


those damn people.

溺ongrel to the rescue, Shanka said, before charging through the group, toward the form of Viconia DeVir. Yoshimo and Anomen watched as Salvanas stared for a moment at the bound woman, extreme emotion flickering in his eyes. He murmured something in a strange tongue before running towards the scene.


He is one angry man now.

滴ow do you get off burning one of my wives?! Salvanas shouted, continuing quickly towards the pole and drawing his blade.


"one of"?????

Viconia gave him an odd look, as if she could not believe what he had said.


he's got some explaining to do.

的 am Salvanas Eveningfall, adopted son of Kariq Sai-Alyn, merchant prince of Calimshan, and if you do not get your filthy hands off my jhasina, I will not hesitate to have every last one of you killed. My personal assassins will see that none of you escape, the elf sneered, as Shanka and Yoshimo stepped up to flank him.


:)

Shanka blinked, damn, Vic was good at this, 的t痴 alright, let痴 go home.


But she'll get her revenge. :)

Slowly the crowd trickled away, their sport ruined. Salvanas was sent reeling as Viconia hit him. While he was on the ground she prodded him with her foot, smiling down, 鄭re we even now, darthiir?


:) that's why i like her.

展omen are the dominant gender on the surface as well, darthiir, the drow remarked, prodding him in the ribs.


that can be discussed for years to come.

naturally, i disagree. :D

Hope ya liked it,
H談ira the Wolf


I did.

And i was right in not belivng you. :D

good story

Hunter

#5 Guest_H'kira the Wolf_*

Posted 10 July 2003 - 05:29 PM


I tried to kill the pain
But only brought more
I lay dying
And I知 pouring crimson regret and betrayal
I知 dying praying bleeding and screaming
Am I too lost to be saved
Am I too lost?

-Tourniquet, Evanescence


Mmmm, very appropriate choice of lyrics.


Yeah, I thought so.


And then another, the black werewolf was caged, she snapped and clawed at the bars when someone drew near. Her eyes held not even the faintest glimmer of recognition. She snarled, and howled. She frothed at the mouth. Then, the disease took its full hold on her, and she died. She could hear Shanka weeping, watched as they buried her under an oak tree. AndYaera, Yaera wept in Arvandor.


典hat is where you belong, Bhaalspawn, Irenicus went on, 的n a cage, where you can稚 hurt your loved ones, where you can稚 rob others of their lives.


Grrr... very vivid and shocking... poor, poor Vexk... :cry:


:lol:


So she sat alone in her room, thoughts as troubled as ever. Vexk痴 hand strayed to the hilt of her dagger, a blade she had had in her possession for quite some time. It was silver, thin, and razor-sharp. If she let herself live, one day, the madness would take her, and she would kill someone that she loved. If she killed herself, it would shatter Shanka. Not to mention what it would do to Jaheira, who still acted like one who had had their very heart ripped out.


Scribe: Argh... what a position to be in... what would you do in Vexk's place, Theo?

Theo: :P ... Looking for cure? And quickly? And pray a lot? :wink:


Smarter than what Vexk does


擢orgive me, she whispered. She held the blade to her wrist, and slashed it across, repeating the process on the other. Blood spurted from her wounds, running down her hands, dripping off her fingertips. Crimson life. She shivered and dropped the knife as the world began to grow fuzzy.


Waaaaaah... :lol:


:lol:


She felt the life running out of her, then in an instant, it was restored. Weak, but healed, and alive. Those confused gray eyes met the druid痴 vivid green ones, that look Jaheira gave that said that there would be hell to pay. The druid hoisted Vexk up and maneuvered her into the bed, pulling the blankets over her.


泥on稚 tell Shanka, the lycanthrope rasped before everything went black.


Awwww... pfew, what a lucky break... good that Jae showed up in the last moment...


*nods* Jae would be the one to save the day :lol:


Jaheira wanted to screamor cry, but would do neither. Instead she made sure that her charge was in no danger of dying. Then she locked the door and cleaned the blood off of the floor. After she was done with this, she proceeded to remove every sharp object from the room, along with every single string or rope she saw.


yep, better not give her any opportunities to try again...


Exactly...


Of all the thingsbut, she reminded herself, this was Vexk. Vexk who was the voice of reason, the leader of the party. Surely time in the dungeon couldn稚 do this to her. But then what?


Jaheira sighed, and remained where she was.


Methinks Vexk is in for a little scolding... hopefully Jae will be gentle...


Fairly...


鉄ure, we値l make a day of it, Shanka said, 泥on稚 tell Vexk, I want ta surprise her.


Yep, Vexk needs something to cheer her up... a cure for her illness would be the most welcome surprise...


It would. Jae n' Vexk are the only ones that know about it right now, though.


鏑ook at the little park, Shanka pointed, 笛aheira would love that.


哲o, she壇 complain about them torturing trees, Salvanas said, grinning, he arched an eyebrow and struck a pose, 典here must be balance. How do these nobles get off mutilating these poor trees. Why I oughta


Theo: Yup, an artificial park can't compare with a beautiful, natural forest...


The Wolf: Hear hear!


溺ongrel to the rescue, Shanka said, before charging through the group, toward the form of Viconia DeVir. Yoshimo and Anomen watched as Salvanas stared for a moment at the bound woman, extreme emotion flickering in his eyes. He murmured something in a strange tongue before running towards the scene.


釘urn the drow! several townsfolk shouted.


Rescue the drow! Kill the Beshabans! Muahaha!


hehehe... Theo's being evil again... :lol:


滴ow do you get off burning one of my wives?! Salvanas shouted, continuing quickly towards the pole and drawing his blade.


:wink:


He's somethin' else isn't he?


Slowly the crowd trickled away, their sport ruined. Salvanas was sent reeling as Viconia hit him. While he was on the ground she prodded him with her foot, smiling down, 鄭re we even now, darthiir?


轍uite, the elf replied, grinning back as she held out a hand to help him up, 添ou致e got a mean right hook, Vico.


Hehe, he deserved that... a bit, anyways...


*grins* Yeah... a bit...


的 referred to her as my wife and a jhasina, Salvanas answered, 的n her culture a man could be slain for making such suggestions. I called her a member of my harem or harem-trained if you will, and in the Underdark, women are the dominant gender. It was a very insulting thing for me to say.


展omen are the dominant gender on the surface as well, darthiir, the drow remarked, prodding him in the ribs.


Theo: Err... so I've noticed too... :evil:


hehehe...


鄭nomen Delryn, Anomen said, still looking at Viconia like she was the embodiment of evil.


Are you sure that he is not drooling? :lol:


He's just trying to cover up the drool :lol:

Oh, a nitpick - I noticed that Vic asked about Jaheira and Vexk, but didn't mention Imoen - she should be asking about her too, since she doesn't know Im is taken away :D


:roll: And I forgot Khalid too! Thanks, Theo.


Hope ya liked it,
H談ira the Wolf


Yep, I liked it - looking forward to Jae having a serious talk with Vexk...


Next chap, I promise.

Thanks,
H'kira n' the Wolf

#6 Guest_H'kira the Wolf_*

Posted 10 July 2003 - 05:36 PM


典hat is where you belong, Bhaalspawn, Irenicus went on, 的n a cage, where you can稚 hurt your loved ones, where you can稚 rob others of their lives.


Those dreams were utterly horrifying. :lol:


No surprise that they drove her over the edge.


擢orgive me, she whispered. She held the blade to her wrist, and slashed it across, repeating the process on the other. Blood spurted from her wounds, running down her hands, dripping off her fingertips. Crimson life. She shivered and dropped the knife as the world began to grow fuzzy.


Soon, soon it will be over.


Oh no...poor Vexk. :wink:


:roll:


哲o, she壇 complain about them torturing trees, Salvanas said, grinning, he arched an eyebrow and struck a pose, 典here must be balance. How do these nobles get off mutilating these poor trees. Why I oughta


LOL!


*evil grin*


滴ow? You saved her and she attacked you, though you could expect no less from one such as that, the fighter-cleric replied, sparing a distasteful glance for the dark-elf.


I think 'fighter-cleric' is a bit too much of a technical game term, so it jars me a little when I read it in a story context. I would probably call him 'the squire', or 'the cleric' or something like that.


Thanks, Laufey. :lol:


的 referred to her as my wife and a jhasina, Salvanas answered, 的n her culture a man could be slain for making such suggestions. I called her a member of my harem or harem-trained if you will, and in the Underdark, women are the dominant gender. It was a very insulting thing for me to say.


展omen are the dominant gender on the surface as well, darthiir, the drow remarked, prodding him in the ribs.


:lol:


And they'd best remember that :P


展ould you let some pompous fruit set one of *your* friends on fire? Shanka asked, intervening because she saw Salvanas beginning to get angry.


滴e was a priest! Anomen objected.


A priest of Beshaba, definitely an evil goddess. Beats me why that should be an impressive argument for any halfway decent person, not to mention that that sort of punishment is utterly disgusting. I always thought that Keldorn in particular going along with mob justice was very out of character.


*nods* I thought Keldorn was the worst. One minute he's all righteous and that, the next he's rooting for the Beshebans...

Thanks,
H'kira n' the Wolf

#7 Guest_H'kira the Wolf_*

Posted 10 July 2003 - 05:48 PM

Fair warning, this chapter is very very dark and disturbing. So if that sort of thing bothers you, don't read it.


:P

(but i don't belive you)


:D


An image of Yaera's bloody form, so still in death assaulted her senses. Then there was madness.


She saw herself, standing with her friends. In one vision, her eyesthey just changed, all sense of sanity was gone. She shifted, in one sterling moment, and ran after Shanka, leaping on her twin and tearing at her.


Shanka screamed once, before Vexk痴 jaws closed around her throat, and the werewolf dropped her, lifeless to the ground. Then she hurtled after the next one, then the next, until everyone she壇 ever cared about or loved lay dead, torn to bits by her.


Has this happened, or is it a dream?


Dream...


Tears trickled from Vexk痴 gray eyes as she watched her dream-self howl in triumph.


Another vision, she was walking with Jaheira, in the market. This time it was not her friends that bore her madness, but a group of children playing a game in the square. They screamed, and cried, some tried to run, but they were not fast enough.


Only a dream.


Did I scare you? :roll:


And then another, the black werewolf was caged, she snapped and clawed at the bars when someone drew near. Her eyes held not even the faintest glimmer of recognition. She snarled, and howled. She frothed at the mouth. Then, the disease took its full hold on her, and she died. She could hear Shanka weeping, watched as they buried her under an oak tree. AndYaera, Yaera wept in Arvandor.


But she fears that it would become reality one day.


Yeah...


典hat is where you belong, Bhaalspawn, Irenicus went on, 的n a cage, where you can稚 hurt your loved ones, where you can稚 rob others of their lives.


He would know, only that he is not in the cage were he belongs.


Quite true...


擢orgive me, she whispered. She held the blade to her wrist, and slashed it across, repeating the process on the other. Blood spurted from her wounds, running down her hands, dripping off her fingertips. Crimson life. She shivered and dropped the knife as the world began to grow fuzzy.


Nooo :(


:cry:


After all that had happenedGorion, Sarevok, Irenicus, Khalid, for this. For this! To walk in a room and find her charge attempting suicide.


It would have all been for nothing


*nods* And that makes it hurt even worse...

She was trapped between anger and sorrow. Finally, she pulled a chair up next to the bed, and waited, wishing for all the world that she could find the right words, the right thing to say to the broken woman.


She is going to get a verbal slapping of a lifetime now.


*grins*


鏑ike an army of angry glabrezu are trying to pound their way out of it, she replied, 鄭nd Jaheira wouldn稚 give me anything for it. Said I needed to learn a lesson.


:lol: that sounds like jaheira, and she's right.


*evil laughter*


Salvanas grinned, 釘ecause, Shanks, you said some interesting things last night. Maybe concerning her private life.


:wink: bummer!


Poor Shanka... :lol:


鼎rap! Shanka felt the strong urge to bang her head on the table, but refrained from it. She wasn稚 sure it would improve her headache.


Most likely it would make her head feel like it had just been struck by a hammer. :D


Shanka: We *definitely* want to avoid that...


A few minutes later found Shanka, Salvanas, Yoshimo, Minsc, and Anomen walking around in the Slums. Some odd thief fellow who sounded like a pigeon met with them, and explained how his guild could help for twenty-thousand gold. Shanka agreed, even though she wasn稚 sure she could come up with that kind of money.


greedy buggers.


*nods* Damn thieves...and the "Coo" guy gets on my nerves...


哲o, she壇 complain about them torturing trees, Salvanas said, grinning, he arched an eyebrow and struck a pose, 典here must be balance. How do these nobles get off mutilating these poor trees. Why I oughta


:lol: oh yes. that's her. if one day jaheira actually sounded happy, i'd run for cover.


Eventually she will be happy :D But you don't have to start running yet... :lol:


Salvanas stiffened, becoming very serious, before casting a sidelong glance at nothing in particular and growling. Shanka chuckled some more.


釘urn the drow! someone shouted as they walked past the odd little group. A mob of people surged by, hooting and hollering about dark-elves.


those damn people.


I hate them... :evil:


溺ongrel to the rescue, Shanka said, before charging through the group, toward the form of Viconia DeVir. Yoshimo and Anomen watched as Salvanas stared for a moment at the bound woman, extreme emotion flickering in his eyes. He murmured something in a strange tongue before running towards the scene.


He is one angry man now.


Yep *grins*


滴ow do you get off burning one of my wives?! Salvanas shouted, continuing quickly towards the pole and drawing his blade.


"one of"?????


hehehe... He's from Calimshan...he's just playing the part for the crowd :D


Viconia gave him an odd look, as if she could not believe what he had said.


he's got some explaining to do.


:D Does he ever...


的 am Salvanas Eveningfall, adopted son of Kariq Sai-Alyn, merchant prince of Calimshan, and if you do not get your filthy hands off my jhasina, I will not hesitate to have every last one of you killed. My personal assassins will see that none of you escape, the elf sneered, as Shanka and Yoshimo stepped up to flank him.


:lol:


:D


Shanka blinked, damn, Vic was good at this, 的t痴 alright, let痴 go home.


But she'll get her revenge. :wink:


Of course she will :lol:


Slowly the crowd trickled away, their sport ruined. Salvanas was sent reeling as Viconia hit him. While he was on the ground she prodded him with her foot, smiling down, 鄭re we even now, darthiir?


:lol: that's why i like her.


She's so much fun! :D


展omen are the dominant gender on the surface as well, darthiir, the drow remarked, prodding him in the ribs.


that can be discussed for years to come.

naturally, i disagree. :D


LOL! I'd worry if you didn't...


Hope ya liked it,
H談ira the Wolf


I did.

And i was right in not belivng you. :D

good story

Hunter


Thanks... :D
H'kira n' the Wolf

#8 Weyoun

Posted 10 July 2003 - 09:10 PM

Fair warning, this chapter is very very dark and disturbing. So if that sort of thing bothers you, don't read it.


Well, considering I'm calmer than I've been in weeks, why not? :)

Another vision, she was walking with Jaheira, in the market. This time it was not her friends that bore her madness, but a group of children playing a game in the square. They screamed, and cried, some tried to run, but they were not fast enough.


And then another, the black werewolf was caged, she snapped and clawed at the bars when someone drew near. Her eyes held not even the faintest glimmer of recognition. She snarled, and howled. She frothed at the mouth. Then, the disease took its full hold on her, and she died. She could hear Shanka weeping, watched as they buried her under an oak tree. And…Yaera, Yaera wept in Arvandor.


*sniff*

“That is where you belong, Bhaalspawn,” Irenicus went on, “In a cage, where you can’t hurt your loved ones, where you can’t rob others of their lives.”


There's the bastard, playing his sicko mindgames.

She sighed wearily, better shattered than slain.


“Forgive me,” she whispered. She held the blade to her wrist, and slashed it across, repeating the process on the other. Blood spurted from her wounds, running down her hands, dripping off her fingertips. Crimson life. She shivered and dropped the knife as the world began to grow fuzzy.


Soon, soon it will be over.


Laska : Aye... Elven Bhaalspawn had it especially hard under Irenicus' care. :)

“Look at the little park,” Shanka pointed, “Jaheira would love that.”


LOL! No doubt all the dogs in the city have been there already. :(

“How do you get off burning one of my wives?!” Salvanas shouted, continuing quickly towards the pole and drawing his blade.


Viconia gave him an odd look, as if she could not believe what he had said.


“What?” the priest asked, looking with some confusion between the drow and the elf.


“I said, get the hell away from my *jhasina*, fool,” Salvanas snarled walking up onto the platform. He could feel the drow glaring a hole into his skull.


LOL! Nobody adds Vic to his harem... even if it is fictional. :?

“Yeah,” Viconia replied meekly, “I’m so sorry I didn’t get back quickly, but…”


Shanka blinked, damn, Vic was good at this, “It’s alright, let’s go home.”


Slowly the crowd trickled away, their sport ruined. Salvanas was sent reeling as Viconia hit him. While he was on the ground she prodded him with her foot, smiling down, “Are we even now, darthiir?”


Woohoo! :)

“I referred to her as my wife and a jhasina,” Salvanas answered, “In her culture a man could be slain for making such suggestions. I called her a member of my harem or harem-trained if you will, and in the Underdark, women are the dominant gender. It was a very insulting thing for me to say.”


“Women are the dominant gender on the surface as well, darthiir,” the drow remarked, prodding him in the ribs.


Laska : Yep!

Vierna : So true.

Aribeth : Beyond the shadow of a doubt.

“I still can’t believe you rescued that thing!” Anomen said aloud, his expression one of disgust.


Oh, shut up, Ano. :)

The drow nodded, and they walked off.


Awww, great stuff,
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