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#91 itachi-san

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:40 AM

Night 3: The Moonlit Assassin

Within Nestor's ship, the brave Diomedes sat and listened to his mentor's inspiration. The old man was finishing a story of his youth that sparked and fueled a dangerous rage within Diomedes. He stood in a flash and burst out of the ship's confines, landing solidly on the beach, eyes fixated on Troy as if nothing else existed. Odysseus was standing next to him explaining to Agamemnon his proposal of taking an experienced scouting team up to the Palace of Troy in hopes of learning the enemy's battleplan. Just as Agamemnon nodded in approval and Odysseus' group began to set forth, Diomedes laid a hand on his friend's shoulder. "I beg you to include me on this mission General Odysseus." Odysseus saw the fire hiding behind the cool face of Diomedes. "I wouldn't have it any other way dear friend. I'll fill you in on my plan as we proceed up the western passage."

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The stealthy reconnaissance group led by Odysseus stopped short of the passage when the ground before them began to quake and break open. From the chasm's darkness a pair of evil eyes shone bright. The men stilled in awe at the giant figure that emerged and set foot on the ground that closed beneath him, seemingly at his beck and call. Ares' burning hair and menacing disposition put all the Achaean warriors at unease. Only Diomedes was not swayed, Nestor's words still tossing around in his memory. Diomedes approached the fear mongering Ares and knelt before the God. "Please my Lord Ares, allow us to fight this night. I have the will of fire within my soul and it yearns to be expelled onto my enemy." Ares' raised a slightly shocked eyebrow and huffed to himself. "Very well young Achaean, but know this! I had made the decision to allow bloodshed tonight before our present encounter. I take no pleasure in fulfilling your wish. I only hope that tonight you all die at the hands of my favored Trojans. If not for my father's insistence, I'd kill you all where you stand this instant. But alas, I must wait for an opportune time. Until then, I only hope that my allies succeed in that regard. Now leave my sight before I change my mind!"

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Across the beach the battle waged on as it had the previous nights. both Aeneas and dawh found themselves closing in on each other. As Aeneas vanquished his foes, one after the other, he reached dawh and attempted to slice him across the belly, but dawh blocked the attack in a ringing clash of blades. Aeneas was taken aback. "May I ask your name?" "I am called dawh by some, another name by others. You may call me dawh if you wish." "Well, ..dawh.., tonight you've earned my respect. I suspect I may enjoy fighting by your side for a while. It's not often someone manages to block an attack of mine after all." dawh continued to block attacks in the maelstrom of warriors and never bothered to answer the already occupied Trojan fighter.

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Odysseus' group reached far beyond their expectations. They crouched among the shrubs and bushes just beneath the royal chambers of King Priam himself. Odysseus raised a finger to his lips signifying total silence. He then used a series of hand signals to guide all his men to strategic locations around the palace. He sent Diomedes far out of earshot for fear that the overzealous warrior would begin to shout in anticipation. Odysseus raised his head as close as he would dare to the window and listened in on the Trojan Lords' conversation. He heard Priam himself: "...those are two of the events I predict for tonight's transpiration, as for the third. It involves my son Paris. I presume he would..." Before Priam could finish his thought Odysseus launched a burning log through the window, shattering it, and startling all royalty. The room emptied and guards would soon descend upon Odysseus' men.

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From his hiding spot, Odysseus clearly saw a group of men coming his way. There was one man in the center and the others seemed to be a guard of sorts. It looked to be led by the brave warrior Agenor of the Trojan ranks. Agenor looked back at the man he appeared to be protecting. "Have no fear Frost. You are well guarded tonight." Odysseus threw a series of stones down near the trunk of a nearby tree. Agenor's senses heightened. He signaled his men to advance. Frost tried to grab one of them in a panic and then came the creaking of the thin wood below their feet. Agenor shouted to flee, but before they could, the ground they stood upon collapsed and they all fell into a deep hole, breaking bones and being knocked unconscious. Frost was left alone. He directed his frustrated view toward Odysseus and saw only a wide smile. Then his eyes almost burst open as the blade of a sword pierced out through his chest. Frost ventured a final look behind him to see Diomedes' blood-spattered face, also smiling widely. The moonlight shone bright off his killer's face. The skin and teeth appearing white as snow, the blood spatters, as black as pitch. It was the last image Frost would see before his eyelids fell for the last time.

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Diomedes wrenched the sword out of Frost, twirled it in the air, grabbed it with two hands and sliced the man's head clean off. Frost's body fell to its knees and then collapsed in a heap. Diomedes looked over at his friend's smile and then worry covered his face. Without thinking, Odysseus whirled around and impaled the person who had walked up behind him without his notice. Odysseus was surprised, but relieved. Still though, he held some doubt. "What is your name? I am Odysseus, General of the Achaean ranks." "I am ...kno ..known as ...Ccceee .....eeellllllll." CL fell back from Odysseus' blade. Diomedes rushed up to his friend. "Let us return before more danger should rear its head." "Yes. It's been a fulfilling night indeed. I wouldn't want to trust luck any farther."

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The Night was in its weening moments. The sun almost ready to appear on the horizon. Impervious sighed in relief as he thought of living for another day. Then came the crashes of shields from his left. A legion of men sent to their death in a single swipe of a spear. Impervious backed away, despite his pride. Then came another loud crash as helmets were crushed and shields were pierced and men flew about as if a tornado had appeared in the midst of the battlefield. Impervious swallowed hard. Then he saw him. The pommel on the top of his helmet blowing in the wind gusts he created. Blood covered his golden armor. He tossed the heads off his spear and launched it at Impervious. Impervious tried to dodge the madman's spear, but it pierced his shoulder and sent him flying into a large tree, pinning him where he stood. Each man that approached the menace was split in half and broken and sent flying in a rage of skill and bloodlust. Impervious knew this was his end. But to think that the Mankiller Hector could be this sadistic and this skilled to actually live up to his fabled name? To think.... no... there was no more time to think. Time slowed as Hector raised his mighty sword above his head. His eyes shone red in the approaching sunrise. His sword sliced straight down splitting Impervious dead in half through helmet and armor. Hector ripped his spear out of the tree and the tree split in half then as well. He turned from his foe without another care and then he launched his spear at his next victim. Impervious' dead eyes faced both the back of his departing killer and at the same time, the Achaean ships harbored at the beach. He closed one eye before his body finally died.

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Host: itachi
1) Izzy
2) Prof. Templeton
3) Frost -DEAD
4) dawh
5) Cherry Lane -DEAD
6) Star Tiger
7) LIS -DEAD
8) SomeGuy
9) Joe's Student
10) GC
11) PG
12) reaymond
13) impervious -DEAD
14) O'mally
15) unreality
16) Brandonb [Achaean]
17) Y-San -DEAD [Achaean]

Day 3 begins now and ends in 24 hours. Thanks for playing Frost, CL and Impervious :)

Addendum:

Calchus looked up from under his cowl at the fleet-footed Hermes landing like a feather on the thin spires in which Calchus had been hiding throughout the entirety of this vicious battle for Troy. "I knew you would come." "I knew you would know." Hermes smiled with the sarcastic remark. "This isn't much of a place for the peaceful. Well, this demonic-looking stone structure actually is quite peaceful. The waves and the silence between. Tell me, Calchus. Do you wish to be brought under the wing of either the Trojans or the Achaeans?"

I care not, just sing my songs
Not yet seeing where I belong
Though I have seen quite a bit
Of this battle of strength and wit
Tonight a mortal beckoned
Upon a God who reckoned
To keep a like being in her care
Though he needn't such affair.

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#92 unreality

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:42 AM

haha we psyched you Achaeans out, didn't we? B)) hehe. Athena can't act today... I may change it, but for now:

Host: itachi
1) Izzy
2) Prof. Templeton
3) Frost -DEAD
4) dawh
5) Cherry Lane -DEAD
6) Star Tiger
7) LIS -DEAD
8) SomeGuy
9) Joe's Student
10) GC
11) PG
12) reaymond
13) impervious -DEAD
14) O'mally
15) unreality - voting for Brandonb
16) Brandonb [Achaean]
17) Y-San -DEAD [Achaean]
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#93 Frost

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:53 AM

Well, it sucks I'm dead, but i guess I'm actually happy that I now have more free time. Besides, I was already getting a little tired of the game. :P
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:26 AM

Well! I am voting for unreality. No surprises there I guess. Die, you Tartarus-ishly devious Trojan. :P

Host: itachi
1) Izzy
2) Prof. Templeton
3) Frost -DEAD
4) dawh
5) Cherry Lane -DEAD
6) Star Tiger
7) LIS -DEAD
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9) Joe's Student
10) GC - voting for unreality
11) PG
12) reaymond
13) impervious -DEAD
14) O'mally
15) unreality - voting for Brandonb
16) Brandonb [Achaean]
17) Y-San -DEAD [Achaean]
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#95 unreality

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:30 AM

bwahahaha, in your dreams, spawn of Cerberus ;D
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#96 grey cells

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:33 AM

bwahahaha, in your dreams, spawn of Cerberus ;D

How do Tartarusss and Cerberusss correlate? It doesn't make sense to me. :lol:
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#97 unreality

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:40 AM

Cerberus was the three-headed dog that guarded Hades, which was a god and also the name encompassing the whole underworld, which was split into sections like the Elysian Fields (paradise for heroes) or Tartarus (eternal pit of fiery doom), etc
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#98 grey cells

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:45 AM

Cerberus was the three-headed dog that guarded Hades, which was a god and also the name encompassing the whole underworld, which was split into sections like the Elysian Fields (paradise for heroes) or Tartarus (eternal pit of fiery doom), etc

Well, I am pretty weak in Greek Myth as you know now. Interesting, again Tartarus and Cerebrus relate to Hades. This Hades is quite an interesting character. :D Hey! But you called me the pup of Cerebrus. :mad: :P
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#99 unreality

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:52 AM

go back to whence you came, thrice-headed canine abomination :P
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:55 AM

If hell can be hellish, why cannot Tartarus be Tartarus-ish? If demon can be demonic, why cannot Tartarus be Tartarus-ic? I am Tartarus bent to sacrifice a Trojan. Anyone know authentic forms of usage of Tartarus as verbs?
EDIT: If Cerebrus is a bit cute, I will think of going back. But only after wreaking havoc here, not before and definitely not now.
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