Tel Varon's war against Kaidel

Beyond Dominia: The Fiction Mill: Tel Varon's war against Kaidel

By Super Autumn Gaeanewt on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 01:31 pm:

Telipi heard the footsteps and woke up. He didn't have to see the guard to know that something was wrong. Nobody ever woke one of the gifted at three o'clock in the morning. Especially Telipi. He was special. He knew it, but none of the teachers seemed to. He was the best the Yemedaca had seen in a long time, perhaps the best ever. He was strong in the gift, and in the mind. He also was a practicing mage. All of the towers wanted him, though none said anything to him. The teachers didn't want to bloat Telipi's already substantial ego. He was already granted a carriage in the streets, well above most of the gifted's peripatetic lifestyle. Then Telipi noticed the person standing next to the guard. Even before he saw the 5 striped stole, he knew who it was. The keeper of the truth, ruler of Tel Varon, Autumn Gaeanewt. The command he radiated was amazing. It was as if he were above everything else. He had never seen him before, only those of the white tower, the few training to become rulers, ever did. The White Tower had wanted him, but he knew that he wanted to stay in the red. Autumn slinked beside Telipi, and hissed to the guard to leave. He complied, and Autumn then proceeded to brush a speck of dust from his stole. "We need you. Tel Varon is being attacked by Kaidel. They have a new weapon, similair to the desert ship, but magical. No rubber, so it moves slowly and inefficiently, it's feet sinking into the sand, but moving nonetheless. We have approximately 4 hours until it gets here. It's hull is impenetrable by magic, and it hasn't even been phased by our disease weapons, apparently it is completely sealed, but it has to have a weakness. If not, we are doomed."
Autumn looked almost scared for the slightest moment, but still looked unphasable afterwards. That speech seemed to take a lot out of him. "Why me? There must be some one better." The thought of lying to the keeper of the truth was treason. Actually carrying it out was death. Autumn Gaeanewt was quick to respond.
"You're the best. Now come quickly, we haven't much time. I shall work with you to discover what weaknesses it might have, and how to exploit it. Now off to the red tower."

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 01:35 pm:

OOC -- Suggest you put in line breaks.

By Super Autumn Gaeanewt on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 01:38 pm:

Sorry, I forgot that the spaces don't show up.

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 02:31 pm:

OOC -- The origins are intruiging, though. The names take a bit of getting used to... like "Lord Foul" :)

By Super Autumn Gaeanewt on Thursday, July 19, 2001 - 01:53 am:

Telipi saw the weapon for the first time from the walls. "It is. It has to be..."

"It has to be what?" hissed Autumn.

"The Letheronoch. It was made by the greatest artificer ever to come to the Red Tower. It can not be destroyed, and only the chosen one can take it over. They must have dug it up. It has been lost for eons." Telipi was still gaping.

"Telipi, does that mean that we're to be destroyed?" Autumn asked softly. He wasn't hiding the fear in his voice. "That it will just keep pounding away untill it breaks through the walls?"

"Yes. Unless the chosen one is here. The one destined to cleanse Tel Varon of all enemies past, present, and future. He will destroy time itself if he makes a mistake, but he is destined to come. To save Tel Varon in it's bleakest hour. We will survive." Then a girl walked past. Telipi had seen her in training, in fact he had helped tutor her once. She was actually kind of cute when he thought about it.

"What are you doing?", she asked innocently.

"You might as well see", Telipi said. "Although what you are doing out here on the wall at this hour I don't know." He handed her the telescope. Then, as soon as she put it up to her eye, it started to rain. Not a natural rain either. It came from a cloudless sky, with no warning, to a torrential downpour. Stranger yet, the girl, Minosi, Telipi thought, gasped.

"It's glowing!" she exclaimed. "The desert ship flashed bright enough to be lightning, and it is in a halo of light now!" Telipi grabbed the telescope.

"A sign! A sign from the gods! She's right! It's glowing a heavenly blue." Thoughts were racing through Telipi's head like wildfire. This skinny little girl, her being the chosen one? It was all that made sense. As soon as she set her gaze upon the ship, Letheronoch, it gave a sign. "Come girl, there is not much time. All I can say right now is that you are the chosen." And Telipi and Minosi went together. Through a portal that hadn't been there before. Through a portal into the Letheronoch. Telipi's mind was focused on one thing. We have the chosen.

Telipi spoke "* Tel Varon is forever. We are to be united as one, and never divided. We are forever."

* Just as a side note, this exact phrase is found in the history of Tel Varon. Malsovar the Great, the best artificer in the history of Tel Varon, wrote this down in his book of prophecies. He had the ability to fortell, rare among the gifted to be able to prophecize, and wrote this exact phrase. What makes this interesting however, is the fact that at the time, Telipi hadn't read this book, and the only reason he knew about the chosen is that his mother had read to him as a child, and told him stories.

By Super Autumn Gaeanewt on Sunday, July 22, 2001 - 01:19 pm:

Destroying Kaidels forces from the inside of the ship wasn't hard at all. Telipi simply had to cast a few quick spells, that was all. There were only three people running it, as it wasn't large, and all it took was a little bit of black mana combined with a touch of red and white to kill a person. Now Telipi had a chance to actually look at the ships insides. "My god", Telipi gasped. "It's so complicated. If a Kaideli was to operate this, it would have to take months!" Minosi had gotten to the controls in the time it took Telipi to say this. Instead of looking at the controls and wondering, she took imediate control, and sent the ship into action. "What the hell are you doing?", Telipi screamed. "You could get us both killed!"

"I know how to use it." Minosi stated calmly. "I'm not sure how, but I know I can. This button here will send out bombs all around us, and kill most of the Kaideli forces with a single press of a button. She pressed it before Telipi could object, and it did what she said. Telipi was amazed.

"How the heck did you figure that out? It wasn't clearly marked. It was just another button!"

"I don't know, but I don't mind having control of Letheronoch. Sin'dar'she alchonar mit Tel Varon. Forever shall live Tar Valon." Telipi could only gape.

By Burn, Darzim, or (Fereno) on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 01:14 pm:

darzim reached the city just in time to see bombs fall from around an airship, destroying everything nearby the explosion. luckily none of the bombs hit tel varon. he waited for the small army to catch up then started barking out orders.

all archers, send a hail of arrows at the ship, the rest of-

darzim was cut off by an older dwarf.


the armor-clad warrior made his way to darzim.

i dont know how, or why, but some of tel varon's citizens are in that ship, perhaps controlling it. before we attack it, try to find out if im right.

i dont know, are you sure?



darzim turned to face the ship

whose in there? somebody come out to confirm who you are, or we'll attack

after a while, a young man emerged from the ship and shouted

its quite all right, we have control of the ship now. if you dont mind, i must get back to work in here, very interesting stuff.

the man went back in the way he came, which still wasn't apparent to the dwarves.

darzim turned back to face the army.

well...i guess they didnt need our help, you can return to khuzir.

various curses were shouted out because of the fact they rode all the way out here for nothing.

i know, i know, but it wasnt my fault, i was given orders, i'll be leaving you guys at sodlaria, i have some business there, but you guys should know the way home

with that, the dwarves all got back on their horses, and made their way down the road to soldaria, and back towards khalud-khuzir.

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