The Door of Spirits

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Re: The Door of Spirits

Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:22 am


Wald searched the ship, as quick as he could. There were ropes, and all over equipment a boat of this size would hold for around a cycle. Wald ran up to the deck with a large quantity of rope. When the Ship took a dip down. Wald was not ready for that dip, his legs gave way as he slipped on the deck, just catching himself. Gaining his balance once again Wald looked ahead, as he saw the empty blackness ahead for a moment. Watching as Laughing dog moved Wald ran back down to grab the lantern.

While Wald was gathering items, seemingly at random. Rabu Had a small burp and spoke. "Deh bubbles say it in tum tum of deh big beast."Wald questioned that. What is in the belly of the beast?

A loud roar rang out as he gathered what he could up. Wald felt it in his bones, as he looked forward to where laughing dog was. The beast stopped where it was, And a odd glow came over it.This was an unsettling sight, as it unfolded Wald saw the Mer gather around. The beast was surrounded by them. The Mer entrapped the beast, they began to throw spears. For a moment Wald thought he wanted those spears.

Rabu cried out to help the beast. Wald thought for a moment as he messed with the items he gathered. "Laughing dog here!" Wald shouted to his assistant. Wald had tied the lantern to the end of the rope, and began to weave many other ropes together. "What is in the belly of that beast? And before I come up with a way to leave." He asked Laughing dog quietly. Wald was tightening the ropes into something close to a net. Though it was very messy, And he applied some of the Tar the ship had for repairs. Covering the rope with nails. This was all he could do right now, he didn't know if he was hunting the Mer or the beast now.
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Re: The Door of Spirits

Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:45 am

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The Windrunner's response to his command felt much like second nature now that Enrick's hands rested at the wheel, with their course back on track in almost no time at all after an adjusted course. Now they were following the beast deeper into the abyss below, where darkness steadily shrouded them from the front and below.

The hues of Enrick's eyes turned to a deep turquoise color the further they traveled, as the tail of the beast remained in sight for just a little while; before they found themselves in total darkness within the sea. Almost no light traveled down into the depth they reached and for a moment, Enrick's skin prickled with cold sensations at the thought. They were literally in the dark down here, where only water and pressure waited to swallow them all. If anything went wrong and the Windrunner...

No.

He couldn't let doubt sway him from the course now, his ship had become a living entity now so he'd stay determined. Whatever was down here wouldn't be anything the Windrunner couldn't handle. "We can do dis." He promoted the thought mostly to himself but also, in secret, to every living thing on board as well. Sure enough a loud roar which rattled not just the frame of the entire sloop, but everybody's as Enrick knew he wasn't alone when he felt it, caused the fisherman to look wide eyed at what loomed before them.

The gargantuan beast emitted an impressively eerie green glow to reveal an army surrounding it, what had to be an entire horde of Mer determined to put the beast down. "Shit!" Not only were they closing in on this hunting party but bound for a collision with the sea creature, which had to be avoided on Enrick's behalf otherwise his earlier worries became real problems. They had to help the beast though! Somehow they had to save their massive sea creature from a terrible fate, meanwhile Enrick quickly turned the wheel so that the boom swung counter-clockwise to another degree.

With little draft or whatever pulled them before to catch the sails now, Enrick piloted the ship to turn sharply so that the beast and Mer were at starboard side. "Grab anythin' usesful from te cargo hold!" Not that there was much of anything to begin with, only the fishing gear that was left when the ship went down. The nets could have been useful for snaring some of the Mer, but there were just too many to trap in a couple of nets! Enrick's bronze eyes fell towards the wheel before him, his heart drummed almost as hard as thunder as he tried to think up a solution.

Rabu asked the bubbles to help and hopefully they'd pull through, but what good could the land dwellers here do? They were meant to fight underwater at this depth! The Windrunner though... "C'mon girl..." He muttered to the wheel with an affectionate hand gripped at it's wood. "Surely y' got some sorta new trick up yer sleeve? Yer alive now, show us and t'ese Mer what y' can do!" The plea was only just that, a plea that something would occur. Enrick wasn't sure what the Windrunner's new capabilities were now, but if there was anything then now was the time to utilize them.
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Re: The Door of Spirits

Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:28 pm

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Things began to happen quite fast for the impromptu crew of the Windrunner. But the first of these rapid events seemed rather simple. A heat plume from the ocean floor bellowed, and thick curtains of superheated gases began bubbling up. These heated bubbles rose, and rose rapidly, forming a temporary shield between the beast and the attacking Mer. The few that charged through the bubbles rapidly boiled and burnt and died, carried to the surface by the deadly bubbles. This stalled the attack of most of them, save for the few that had already reached striking distance of the beast.

During this moment, Laughing Dog disappeared, following Wald's desire. A moment later, there was a laugh in his head, followed by "Close your eyes." Should Wald follow that command, he'd fine that while both of his eyes were closed, he could see exactly what Laughing Dog saw. The spirit was moving along spongy flesh, clearly inside the beast's large stomach. It was dark down there, with Laughing Dog not able to see any better than Wald could. He could see clearly for roughly three feet in front of him, and that revealed liquid and another fleshy lump within. But it was cavernous in there. "I feel alone in here, Pack Leader."

A ship requires a captain, for ships without captains are little more than driftwood. And even though the Windrunner had become more than a normal ship, she still required a captain to do captain like things for her. But she knew she could help him. Enrick would be able to feel that the wheel that controlled the rudder also controlled the direction of the current the ship flowed upon. Additionally, he'd know that if he adjusted the sails to match the strength of winds, he could control the strength of the current.

The Windrunner whispered into Enrick's ears, "Guide me, Captain."

Meanwhile, Rabu would find a bubble encapsulating him, one large enough to do so, and carried him off the ship. Bubbles and him were in tandem now, Bubbles willing to carry out Rabu's will. Rabu simply had to think it, and if able, Bubbles would do it.
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Re: The Door of Spirits

Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:15 pm


Wald watched the events that had transpired in front of him. First seeing the Speed of the ship moving forward, Then the giant plume coming forth from the ocean floor.Seeing the bubble shield the beast, as the Mer charged and emerged boiled alive. As the bodies of the dead Mer floated up, Laughing Dog disappeared from visible reality.

Wald was finishing work on the spiked net, as in his head he heard Laughing dog. “Close your eyes.” In that moment Wald had sat down. Closing his eyes he took slow breaths, going into a meditative state. This allowed him to see clearly what Laughing dog saw. There was nothing? The what did the bubbles tell Rabu? After a few moments inside the animal Laughing dog spoke again. “I feel alone in here, Pack Leader.

Without leaving his meditative state, Wald spoke to the animal letting the words be said aloud. “Laughing dog come back. You will be needed for another task.” As he stayed still for the moment. He began to focus on something else. “Ylfa! Can you hear me?” This dialog was not external. Wald began to contact the spirit wolf Ylfa, who was left to guard his animals in Viden. As he did he sent a situational report to her. And asked one last question. “Can you contact Karem? This situation is very strange.” All of this had occurred in a matter of moments.

Once Wald was ready to leave his meditative state, he rose up and readied his bow. He was ready for what was to come. When Laughing dog returned, Wald pointed to the net’s lantern. “Take that and slice the Mer apart as they come upon the ship.” Notching an arrow on the ready. “If the beast attacks the ship, I want you to go into its heart and cause damage.” Wald left the driving to Enrick, and ensured for his safety as long as he could.

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