Tuesday, 27 December 2011

A New Goal

Hello readers, Michael here. Sorry for not making this post sooner, things have been rather hectic over here. First...I guess I should say that are attempt to rescue Diesis was a complete success. On the solstice Raph, Gabriel and I went to the Executioners base, and used the fact it was the solstice to slip into his secret torture chamber. It looked like something out of Silent Hill's otherworld. A steel grate walkway along a path of rusty steel walls, dim lighting and unearthly screams echoing everywhere. A truly horrendous place... After about five minutes of walking down the path we came to the torture area, or ate least... Diesis' personal torture room... It was this steel ring surrounded by a hole that looked like it dropped off into the abyss. And right in the middle was Diesis, hanging from the roof by chains... half naked and looking half dead. Only a rickety bridge outlined with a degraded chain link fence connected the ring to the main path. And right in front of that bridge was, of course, the Executioner... I'll be turning this over to Gabriel now as he had a better perspective on what happened next then I did...

Thank you Michael. Yes, once we got close to the Lady's holdings we were blocked by that ruffian, smiling like the idiot he is. Very quickly Raphael shot at his face, it missed but it was enough for Michael to run in behind him and give him a good slash. Which in turn let Raphael run by. He went to strike Michael but I blocked him and motioned Michael to move along. 

Gabriel: I shall be your opponent!
Executioner: Your kidding. Right? What do YOU think you can do against ME.
Gabriel: As a fellow tonfa user once said "I'll bite you to death."
Executioner: Kinky.

He charged at me but I avoided him delivering a blow to his ribs. He recoiled and I used it as an opportunity to give a shot to his face and chest. He staggered a bit but found his balance and went on the offensive once again. He kept swinging his fists left and right but I was able to dodge each blow. I figured he's not used to people with "dodgey" fighting tactics. Finally he attempted to land a huge strike, but I ducked it, and landed a huge strike with both my tonfas to his jaw, putting him flat on his ass.

Gabriel: The battle is over. You lost.
Executioner: ...
Gabriel: If you beg to be forgiven I shall make your death quick.
Executioner: Hehe.. hehe. HAHAHAHAHAHA
Gabriel: Hmmm?
Executioner: Forgiveness? (He grabs my arm and lifts me up into the air.) You expect me to beg something as lowly as you for forgiveness?! Get over yourself!
(He chucks me hard against the steel walkway and looms over me.)
Executioner: That's the problem with you people, you think your so fucking great! But your not. Your just piles of scum on this rotting world...

Oh great, he's giving me a "Why you suck" speech. How... Cliche. But thankfully his ramblings were cut short, by a swift hoof in the family jewels by Lady Diesis. He made a very satisfying sequel before falling over in pain.

Anyway... after Diesis gave him a few more kicks we headed back out. When we arrived we were very surprised to find Blue not only active but looking after a very beat up Ernie, Alan's hell spawn dog. Sarah explained that she found him clawing at the door in far worse shape, but it seems the little thing heals very quickly, because he was yapping away the rest of the night. 

We brought Diesis up on the whole situation... she didn't take it well....

Diesis: So your saying... it's gone. Everything. Even... even him?
Michael: Yes, Mast... Sir Azax... was killed by the Executioner, as were many of the Knights...
Diesis: (She starts sobbing) Once.. once again,... I fail to protect my own son...
Sarah: Son?! Azax... was your son?
Diesis: Yes... and no. It's a complicated mater. Sub-Fears aren't supposed to create further extensions...I didn't even know it was possible. But there he is... was.... (She starts sobbing again and Gabe goes to comfort her)
Diesis: So... so you're all that's left. No other Knight survived? 

Michael: For the most part. The Executioner set off the first explosion in the barracks, so many of them died instantly, along with Noah, Jonah and Adam. Many others were killed by the following explosions, the fire or the Executioner himself. The four of us along with Gideon, David and Samuel were able to make it through the worst of it. Gideon said we need to make sure Blue was alright so he ran off while the rest of us went to find Azax... When we did he was engaged with the Executioner... but he did't last long. David and Samuel charged at him... neither survived. And then... then he just left. Ignored the three of us like we were nothing.

Gabriel: I think we proved him wrong on that today.
Michael: Indeed... Anyway. When we left we found Blue lying on a tree, in the unresponsive state he's been in since Red errr, Richard died. And there was no sign of Gideon anywhere. That's what we saw. Would it be a problem if you told us what happened to you Lady Diesis?
Diesis: There isn't much I remember. I recall the explosions and the ground shaking from them. Then Sebastian, trying to rush me somewhere... then... then I was in that wankers chamber!
Gabriel: My Lady, he's not worth your anger. 
Diesis: Oh I know. Did you see what he tried to pass if as torture? Egh, I never thought I would have to fake torment.... Not to mention his sad attempt at ra-
Gabriel: M--My lady!
Raphael: HAHAHAHA, oh God, that made my day. 

Sarah: Hehe, laughing is good. But we still don't have a plan here. We found Diesis, now what do we do with are selves?
Michael: Isn't it obvious? We kill the Executioner.
Raphael: YES! I knew you'd come to your senses Michael.
Michael: But not now.
Raphael: What?
Michael: We're not prepared enough. We need better training, better weapons and more people. Including the two still trapped in the Torture Chamber. But we have to find more people before we can rescue them and make are final move.
Sarah: But who's there to assist us?
Michael: Gideon, for one. We just need to find him.
Gabriel: And Sir Sebastian. My Lady you never saw him fall correct? In addition we never saw his body. So there's a good chance he's alive.

Michael: So it's settled. We'll start looking for Gideon, Sebastian and any other former Knights once were all rested up.
Raphael: Great, another wild goose chase. Seems like all we do around here...
Ernie: This seems great and all... but where do I fit into this situation? I want a piece of that ass hat as much as you do..
Michael: Yes Ernie, you'll get your chance. But for now I have a job for you. You must be Diesis' guard until we return. 
Diesis: Hmmmm, I'm not coming along?
Michael: No, I'd.. like to request that you stay somewhere safe. I hope I'm right in assuming you have another property somewhere not to far. You must recover, plus.... the truck only sits five....
Diesis: Fufufufu, alright, alright. I'm a stay at home gal anyway. But what do you plan to do about Benjamin?
Michael: Benjamin? Oh... Blue... Of course he's in no condition to ravel with us. He'll be staying-- (I was cut off by Blue grabbing my arm and looking up at me with his big eyes, partially obscured by his mask.)
Blue: I... I want to stay... with... your group....
Michael: Blu... Ben... It's dangerous.
Sarah: I'll keep him safe, like I've been doing. Right Ben?
Michael: Fine. This motel room expires after the holidays, we'll leave then. 

And so we did. We left earlier today. Diesis gave us the address of a few of her "connections", so we'll be starting there. Hopefully this won't end up being a wild goose chase like Raph said it was... Updates might be slow for a bit as we'll be busy with travelling, so I'll really only post if something of importance comes up... until then...

Cinis Cinerem, Pulverem Pulveri


  1. We're still alive too -_- Thanks for the love guys! -Naomi

    This is what you dragged me off of guard duty for Nae? ugh... -Andrew

  2. It was a very bad decision on your part to leave without finding Alan. But then again, your lack of intelligence is rather apparent.

  3. Michael here: Yes, yes you two are. And I'm very glad that there are still Knights out there. Stay safe. I don't want to bury anymore comrades.

    And Ella your right, leaving Alan wasn't smart. But neither was you taking him. We'll get him back, and you'll get your comeuppance. Just wait and see.