OOC:um, everything i say not OOC is In Character. This is all my characters views. I had hoped you would have realized this. I had however forgotten that my sword was on fire. If there is a bond between me and my sword, am i able to stop it from being on fire for the purposes of applying my silver extract and keeping it from catching on fire again? Both me and my sword understand that the silver may be all that saves us.
For future reference however, when i tell you what my character is expecting, it is because i know how my character thinks. I have spent a lot of time with him and nothing he does or prepares is ever against his personality, even if it would be more beneficial. My character has been in enough situations to know the probable outcome, including many battles. He survives by relying on himself, not others, and if he had not developed a certain fondness of Aden (of which is an OOC revalation, so don't bank on it. I am quite fond of the twist of the knife) he would have left the group long ago. What does the destruction of the world matter to him if he dies first. My character is NOT a team player. He acts out of necessity and sometimes out of greed and pride. I chose a flawed character for a reason. I am assuming that i am right when i say that this personality keeps things interesting.
Anyway, last but not least, the reason for my telling you pre-emptive text is most often to inform you that he is expecting something bad to happen, and that he is aware of his surroundings. I have noticed that when i have not, i wind up being blindsighted as if i had forgotten about the rest of the world. Not a complaint, just an observation. I know my character better than you do, and that is fine. You can always negate anything of mine that i say, because, my character only expects the worst of probable outcomes. Obviously if my character is impaled, he would probably drop his weapon. And in the case of my saying that there is a thin silver coating on my sword, i never said that it would stay there, only that it was applied
As for the flaming sword, i would not have touched a flaming sword to my shoulder. I had neglected to remember that it is on fire. Like i said earlier, if there is a way around this then perhaps that can be worked out, if not, then, say so and i will completely revise my last post.
However, please do not assume that MY character will do the most sensible thing. He is wary and paranoid but not what i would call sensible. Sensible would have been not to kill the Herald. What i would like you to keep im mind, is that my character is in fact, a paranoid little rat-man who is currently five to ten times stronger than usual. He is almost always listening over his shoulder (as opposed to watching over his shoulder which might tip others off as to his suspicions).
So if there is a way to work out that whole fire thing, and keep my post, then i would rather do that, otherwise i would like to make the same post with the knife, although like you said, my character likes the sword.
(Oh yes, and one more thing, those images that flurried through my mind...did any or all of them give me a general idea as to the layout or the configuration of my immediate or not so immediate surroundings. It is not at all beyond the realm of possibility that my character will find a new reason to temporarily venture off on his own (especially with gerrard being a traitor and his own death almost prophesied) and having a general understanding of where he is going, and how he would be able to get back to the main group is of course definately handy.)
Allright. I am glad that we have made this contact. so like i said, keep me posted.