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The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall
« on: April 06, 2012, 08:21:29 pm »
Ishman ignored the pretty lights. The warrior monk was only interested in developing his abilities, and pretty lights were about as useful in combat as a single feather. Which is to say, none at all.

Besides, the monastery was a top a large(ish) mountain, and the view was, quite literally since the air was slightly lighter there, breathtaking. Though Ishman only though so because of it's defensive capabilities. A score of grandmas could hold the monastery for days. A small army of warrior monks? For eternity.

"We should start heading upwards soon." Ishman declared, as if no one else would have figured that out. Warrior monks, real assholes the lot of them.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall
« on: December 27, 2011, 10:23:50 pm »
Ishman studied his companions silently, especially Nex, who seemed to have forgotten the bloody arrow shaft near him. Very interesting indeed. Should I ever fight him, I will kill him quickly, he decided.

"Shall we continue?" Ishman asked out loud, not really expecting an answer. It's not like they were going back because of scraped knees.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall
« on: November 05, 2011, 09:20:23 am »
"Alright, let's get going."

Hearing that, Ishman's eyes opened, and he "woke" from his trance. He took a deep breath, and let his Ki flow through his body, accelerating it slowly, but surely. It was the most basic of Ki-techniques. They called it Teikan Dou over here. At the temple it was called "Unsheathing the Sword", or atleast that was the most literal translation of it.

After the monk was comfortable that he had fully awakaned the ability, he stood up, and stretched out his back, arms and legs, feeling the good pain of muscles and tendons finding their limits. As he was doing that, the ki in his body flowed to his muscles, infusing them with strenght and hardening them. Ganshuu En to some, to Ishman it was "Wielding the Sword", though again the translation didn't quite match the original name.

Feeling the new ki-infused strenght in his muscles, Ishman readied himself for a fight, and followed Nicolaos, who was talking about something or other, to the tunnel. He considered waking up the Yok Dou ability, but it seemed unnecessary at this point. He'd use it when the fight would start.

Walking behind Cathair, who had a shield and thus a good person to have in front of you, the monk kept himself ready in case of traps.

"Any questions or suggestions?"

Apparently the enemy had some, as five bolts flew from a trap towards the group. But as Ishman had predicted, Cathair's shield came in use, and the monk didn't have to twitch a muscle to escape unharmed. Though he had spied a few interesting things. Like how the one bolt that had passed him had headed straight towards Nex, but by the time Ishman turned around, it was on the ground bloodied, though Nex seemed unfazed. Interesting.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: November 04, 2011, 09:14:27 pm »
Updated Ishman's bio to include a list of his Ki-powers.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: October 23, 2011, 12:11:34 pm »
The order has gotten a bit wonky.. who still hasn't posted their post this turn?

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: October 03, 2011, 06:35:48 pm »
Next in line should post their turn...

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: September 17, 2011, 04:42:20 pm »
Should we try and quicken the pace? Not much has been happening... It's hard to come up with a post :)

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall
« on: September 17, 2011, 04:41:35 pm »
Following Nicolaos's instructions, Ishman walked a short distance away, and knelt down to a deep meditation, that mimicked sleep, but kept him aware of his surroundings.

The monks rarely truly slept, finding the vulnerable state dangerous. Deep meditation kept them aware, yet replenished their strenght and mind. Though they did sometimes sleep in extreme situations, it was considered leaving yourself open for attacks. It had been months since Ishman had slept last. And it might be months until he slept again.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall
« on: August 29, 2011, 02:41:03 pm »
Backdoor huh? The temple had one too. But it could only be opened from the inside. Perhaps this fortress was different. Not that it mattered. They would find a way to get inside. That was the easy part. The hard part was opening the gates, and keeping them open long enough for the main army to get in.

But these were matters to be considered after they entered the fortress, so Ishman just followed Nicolaos and Nex quietly, preparing mentally for the battle, reaching for the focus needed to perform well.

((Sorry for the short post, couldn't really come up with much. Tired... Even after 10hrs of sleep))

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: August 28, 2011, 06:06:17 pm »
I'm gonna try to post my turn later tonight, but if I get too tired I'll post it tomorrow afternoon, since I don't have work.

But I'll probably post it in a few hours.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall
« on: August 21, 2011, 10:38:41 pm »
Ishman followed silently, not giving much thought to plans. Soldiers executed the plans, they didn't plan them. With such a small force they would have to enter the fortress unseen and capture one of the gates, like Nicolaos was just explaining, to let the forces of Commander Haakon inside. But that was the last step in a plan not yet thought up.

But surely any plan would be better than Cathair's. Such an act would just enrage the people in the fortress, and forever taint the Duke Solius's reputation. People might bend the knee but they would never serve him faithfully.

But all these were matters of unimportance to Ishman. He did not care which side of the war he was on. He just wanted to be challenged. And this seemed like a perfect challenge.

Ishman picked up his back and slung it lazily on his back, in a loose fit. It wouldn't fall, but it could be shaken off easily if needed. He didn't want anything restraining his movements in the battle.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall
« on: August 19, 2011, 10:49:37 pm »
It had been a long while since the last battle, and Ishman was anxious to polish his technique. Last time he had miscalculated the protection a plate mail gave, and though the man was in no condition to fight afterwards, he did not die, as Ishman had intended. He needed to correct this... imperfection, in his technique.

Though the camp didn't lack squires and servants to suit Ishman's needs, he feared too long of a lay-off would rust his movements. Or worse, his mind. He had performed the 138 forms everyday, to keep his body well conditioned, but only real battle could keep the mind sharp.

Fortunately, Nicolaos had been summoned to a meeting with Commander Haakon, and it seemed they would see action soon. The fortress of Beil was indeed a good challenge. It had never been conquered before. He wasn't very informed on the history of Nantii, but he doubted there had ever been anyone like Commander Haakon commanding the assault before. The mercenary group fitted Ishman's needs better, but Haakon was indeed a great general, who lead his soldier with efficiency. But eventually the war would be over, and Haakon's army would dissolve. Mercenary groups, on the other hand, always found work.

Ishman had been meditating by sitting on his knees with his hands on his thighs, when Nicolaos finally walked out. He waited until the Captain walked past him, and heard him talk.

"Let's go." The words Ishman had been waiting for. He rose up and turned to follow the Captain.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: August 19, 2011, 08:35:30 pm »
Updated my bio with short relationship info.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: August 19, 2011, 01:03:26 pm »
Okay posted my relationships with various characters, enjoy the hate :P

Lol, the relationship with Ishman was hilarious :D I doubt Ishman would mistake Caithar for a "servant", but it's too fun of a thing to pass up :D

I might write a person by person review of Ishman's relationships, though it might be a boring read. Ishman has no strong feelings for anyone :D

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: August 18, 2011, 12:48:52 pm »
Ishman doesn't really hate, or like for that matter, anyone.

He respects battle prowess and tactical abilities, so he will be in good or neutral terms with most of the group, though they might not be with him. The monks are often seen as arrogant for their lack of social prowess.

Though a monk, he has no oath of celibacy, though relationships themselves are seen as a distraction. He might fulfill his needs sometimes, but falling for a woman as an idea is absurd to him. Doesn't mean he can't fall in love, it's just very unlikely.

Hmmh.. I think I'll add that to the char sheet.

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