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« on: December 12, 2003, 06:43:47 PM »
FYI: im new so i really don't have a clear idea of how to do this. but hopefully ill learn from any mistakes I make, so please by all means inform me of them.

Background: There once was a land far away. Were the world was thrown into chaos due to war. Their were eight kingdoms from which the world was run. The true power lied in the nobels. Only the nobels could fight. and ruled each kingdom with an iron fist. There was one kingdom though, whose sire felt that the common people were equals. his name was Demedar. The kingdom by which he ruled was undoubtingly the smallest one. However, due to his kindness many of the common people were drawn to him. Of course the nobles thought of him as scum, and unworthy of the tittle king. all his generals left him, exept for one. the knight cris varheight. The kingdom was completely open to attack from the others. The most powerful kingdom, led by the tyranical king Seig. Despised the ideal of Demedar. He soon sent a force to despose of it. The only nobels at the castle were Demedar and Chris. The people saw that their lord was in trouble, and took up arms to defend it. Although the people were not trained for combat they fought with all their might and were able to repel Seigs' forces. Chris was then able to train the people for war. While training he noticed phenominal talent from a few of his students. Soon they had their army. Chris 19 officers became known as the knights of Varheight. Their army marched upon Seigs kingdom. And a ferocious battle took place. The people under seigs' rule abandoned him for Demedars forces. And the Knights of Varheight were victorious, however Chris lost his life in the final battle. At that time the other kingdoms were waring with each other as well. It came down to four kingdoms. All of the common people were serving Demedar. And all the nobles allied against him. The two armies clashed in the bloodiest battle in the history of the world. But the common people were fighting for more than just survival. They were battleing for a better future. After about three years of battle. The Leader of the nobles passed away. His only heir was his daughter. His daughter saught marrage with Demedar to end the war. The land was united under demedars' rule. Demedar had a son whos name was Melchia. Unlike his father Melchia did not see the common people as equals. And when Demedar passed away due to sickness, the land went back to its former state. The nobels came to power again, and the people were treated like slaves. The deeds of the knights of Varheight were forgotten. The short lifed freedom was over. The twelve remaining Knights of Varheight realised this this was not what their late late lord or leader fought for. So they branched off and prepared to start a new rebelion, for the freedom of the people. Led by Ryushiuden The twelve knights charged the Castle Godland by themselves.

As the knights walked casually to the castle gate. A guard came out to question them.
"What do you want, youre dressed like knights. But you don't seem like nobels?"
"Have our deeds so quickly been forgotten?" replied ryushiuden
"What deeds?" "You would have done well to recognise the attire of the Knights of Varheight."
"what?!" and with that Ryu drew his sword and marked the first caualty of the war. "Knights attack!" he ordered, and with that they charge.
In the throne room A sentry informs the castel master of a small force laying seige.
"Comon guys! we have to take this castle" shouted ryu. "Sir, might i asked why we have to do it by ourselves?" questioned Janus
"Because if we are able to take this with such a small force, without a single casualty, then the peoples moral will return." replaid ryu.
The battle went on for a few minutes. none of the knights were defeated, but they managed to defeat all 100 nobels at the castle.
"how is it that such a small force is able to take out so many?" questioned the master?
"It is simple, our cause is greater than yours." replied ryu. "Guys, I will take him by myself." They crossed about five blows before the master had his sword flung from his side. But he wased spared. "run back to melchia. and let it be known that we will fight for as long as it takes. And that we fought for the old order of his father. Also let it be known to the whole world that we shall now be known as the Knights of the Old Order." he commanded
the master then ran to Melchia and told him all the events that had occured

From this poing on you should be able to side with the KOTOO or the emperial troops.
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Chapter one: Failure is intolerable
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2003, 07:58:56 PM »
"now that we have a stronghold that we can use for our base of opporations, we can begin to accept help from the outside."  Stated ryu.
"But I really don"t think that we can expect the nobles to just sit back and let us get away with this." Said janus.
"youre right, in fact knowing melcia I would think that he would take this quite aggresivly."
"What should we do then?"
"All we can do, fight."

"WHAT DID YOU SAY!?"
"I s-said that th-they  took the c-castle s-sir." studdered the former castle master.
"There is no way that 12 men could beat one-houndred! It could only have been because of you stupidity!"
"I-I'm s-sorry sire." cowered the f.c.m.
" You have failed, far too great a task..."
The body of the officer was displayed on the castle wall, as a reminder that failure would not be tolerated.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2003, 08:42:38 PM »
(OOC: Kalabar, this is a roleplaying forum.  If you're not going to contribute to the story in any sort of understandable way, you'll just annoy people.  If you want a fight, go start another thread.  Don't try to hijack a game.  Of course, if you want to play, and contribute to the story, go right a head.)

Tania crept through the near-deserted grounds.  Those who were in the area, had heard the fighting and fled.  Now that the sounds had ceased, she had volunteered to assess the damage, being easily the best suited for it.  Now she hovered unseen near the castle, watching carefully.
The battlefield was strewn with the weapons of the defeated.  It looked like it had been a hell of a fight.  She briefly said a prayer for the brave, but foolish knights who had attempted to bring back the old way.  Even less than a generation later, there were many who dismissed the Knights of Varhieght as mere myth and legend, wishful thinking.  Tania knew them for who they were, however, but it didn't change the fact that the nobles would have wiped them out.  But it looked like they had taken quite a few with them.  She spoted a familar face on a corpse, and carefully looked around before going up to the body and kicking it viciously.  That particular lord had had her uncle killed when he defied him.  As she looked around again, to make sure none of the sentries had seen her, something caught her eye.  The standard fluttering from inside the keep wasn't the one that had hung there previously.  In fact, it was in the colors of the old Knights of Varhieght...
Had she been able to, Tania would have let out a whoop that would have been audible clear on the other side of the forest.  As it was, she laughed soundlessly.  Crazy fools did it!  They took the castle!  She almost literally jumped up and down.  For the first time in her life, she thought she could see a tiny spark of hope.  King Melcia had destroyed his father's work the same year that she was born.  So overjoyed was she that she didn't think to check for any sentries that might be about, and just stood near the edge of the forest, grinning like an idiot.
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Chapter two: Leons' Militia
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2003, 06:52:01 PM »
"Have you heard?" "heard what"
They were drinking at a local tavern. Enjoying each others company two travelers enjoyed eachothers company and swapted knowledge.
"I hear that some old knights that fought in the great battles struck out against the nobles."
"really, what happened?" the speaker was a young man who was known as leon. He is the son of a famous stratagist that served under one of the king during the age of the great battles. He has since Wandered the land, trying to make it on his own.
"Well, apparently they got fed up with the way things turned out. So they rebelled. Surprisingly they succeded."
"Wow, and how are the nobels reacting?"
" I hear king Melchia is pretty pissed." "how so?" asked leon
"Well they say that since twelve knights were able to take on one-hundred, hes sending about one-thousand."
"What!? are both of those true!?"
"I'm pretty sure." "We have to go help them!"
"settle down, what can we do." "We have to do something!"
"Why?"
"Because, its the right thing to do, and this may be our last chance for equality!"
"What do you think the odds are of them succeding?"
"But, a small ripple, may one day become a great wave."
"Well, what do you wish do do than."
"Lets ralley every willing person to their cause and march to join their conflict."
"Ok, lets spread the word then, but first, may i get youre name?"
"Its leon." "what, no last name?" "no last name of any importance." "Fine, ill leave it at that, im Borus by the way." "Fine lets do a call to arms and be on our way befor the hour."

Leon was able to ralley up a force of about three hundred, they then marched with all speed to the castle of the knights.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2003, 03:07:42 PM »
....Ghost moved through the scores of dead bodies fluidly searching them for valuable wares with the pretense of searching for his brother.  A bauble here a bauble there and the rogue was making a splendid catch of loot.  "Bloody fools!  Not a surprise in the least that those knights wiped the floor with these over-fed, over priveledged noble cows." Ghost mumbled to himself.  Ghost stopped his rummaging long enough to survey his surroundings and then continued to pick his way through the corpses.  "This will definantly bring alot of change to this area" he thought to himself.  "Alot of money can be made with the right angle and the right man holding that angle."  Ghost chuckled to himself as a rather clever plan began to form in his mind.  Standing up he looked over his surroundings with renewed interest.  Standing off to his left was a woman with a rather giddy smile on her face.  "Perfect" thought the rogue.  With a low whistle, Ghost began to move slowly towards the woman (Tania) taking every opportunity to make his approach known.  As he neared where Tania is standing a large black crow lands on his shoulder and begins to cock its head all around.  Knowing exactly how he looks, (dressed in black cloth leggings and tunic/black leather boots and gloves/thick black cloth hooded cloak/olive skin complextion/black mustache and thin but well groomed black beard/dark brown eyes/hawkish nose/thick black eyebrows/no noticable weapons) Ghost clears his throat and asks with a look of sincere ignorance accented with mock disgust, "What has happened here, m'lady?"  
"How is it that you claim me to be an assassin..(paused in thought)....have I killed you before?"\

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2003, 11:45:13 PM »
Quote from: "kalabar"
(OOC: Ria well you know what oh well so there. I don't always have a long time ok)

OOC: I think you missed the point.  Never mind.

Tania looked up sharply at the newcomer.  Her eyes narrowed as she took him in.  She instinctively mistrusted the man.  She backed away half a pace.  He asked his question, and she pondered how to respond.  It was possible that he was just trying to be polite, with the 'm'lady', and it was also equally possible that he was trying to get a reaction.  But if that was the case, she wasn't going to bite.  (Her father had gotten that through to her when she was sixteen.  The young thief looked around the battlefield, then back at the stranger.  She pointed at the bodies and weapons littering the field, as if to say "a battle."  Then she pointed up at the fluttering standard of the Knights of Varheigt.  If he still didn't get it, the situation might prove difficult.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2003, 10:02:53 AM »
....Ghost takes in what the girl is trying to tell him and wonders why she isn't speaking.  Perhaps she can't speak or isn't right in the head he thought to himself, but quickly dismissed this idea since he had seen the intelligence in her eyes.  He also noted the way in which she backed away from him when she first noticed him.  He now let his face form a disarming smile and put his hands up indicating he meant no harm as he backed away from her a pace.  "...I go by the name of Ghost, m'lady.  I mean you no harm.  I do not know anyone from this region and came across this battlefield this morning.  I am confused, tired and hungry and have no place to stay.  Perhaps you can aid me in some way?"  His face becomes thoughtful, then the rogue winks.  "Perhaps you can show me to the local Theives guild, m'lady?!"
"How is it that you claim me to be an assassin..(paused in thought)....have I killed you before?"\

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2003, 05:06:47 PM »
Thieves' Guild?!  He wants the Theives' Guild?  Does he even know where he is?  Silently, but quite obviously, Tania started laughing.  This guy was funny.  Catching her breath, she shook her head at his question.  She checked her pockets, then qrimaced.  No paper.  She found a twig, then leaned over.  She carefully scratched the words "No Thieves' Guild" on the ground, then motioned the stranger to look.  She did wonder why the stranger just didn't go up and ask at the castle.
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2003, 02:43:51 PM »
~At the edge of the battlefield the lone figure sitting on the huge warhorse surveys the scene of carnage~"It has begun, my old comrades have risin the banner" barely choking the words out.To think i was once one of them, one of the twelve, but the old king forced me out,conduct unbecomeing of a knight,Ghaeris spat on one of the dead."I leave you your armor, weopons and horse but you shall never hold the title of SIR again!".The kings voice haunting his memory,it seems if only happen yesterday,he remembered the look on his brother knights face, not one of them looking at him.The bitterness was still to fresh."Control your anger "barely whispering.
Clicking his heel into the huge charger Ghaeris slowly navigates thru the dead towards the castle,eyeing two figures in the distance,"Well they better except my help they have no choice,if they don't i will go to the young king and see if he doesn't want me and my information on my so called brothers"....a evil chuckle errupts from Ghaeris.
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Chapter 3: The first alligence
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2004, 03:26:23 PM »
In the formor throne room sat ryushiuden. Leon was escorted into the room by two knights.
"By what business have you come here?" questioned ryushiuden, "are you friend, or foe, or mabey you just happened to be passing by and thought you might rest here?"
"He didn't come alone ryu." stated bernius( one of the Knights of the old order* in case you didn't notice, kotoo is an abrieviation of knights of the old order)
"Really? how many" "about 300"
"so have you come for our heads?" asked ryu to leon.
"We have come to join you," responded leon quickly as if insulted.
Ryu stands up and slowly starts walking toward leon. he stops about a yard away. and smiles. "I thought so, no offence boy but you  really don't look like a knight, noble, or even the fighting type, youre not dressed for war mind you."
"then why the questions?" asked leon
"first impressions of course! if i had come and welcomed you openly than you would diffently think differently of me, wouldnt you. And then their is always the posibility that I was wrong."
"youve planned this down to the core havn't you?!"
"I try, a leader dows need to be wise, what is youre name?"
"It's leon sir."
"Well then, leon, we greatly welcom youre help! And please just call me ryu."
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2004, 03:04:14 PM »
leon went outside to get a breath of freash air when he noticed that their was a small crowd of people. "what are they doing?" leon  whispers to himself. He knew that they  would have to be pretty stupid to come here if they were enemies. he thought that he should go over and inform them of the danger that was about to take place. he walk over to them and calmly said "a great battle is about to take place here." he seemed to have their attention now. then he said "I would suggest you leave immediatly."
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2004, 04:08:06 PM »
"But sir we can't let you pass" the two watchmen blocking the path into the castle "We have are orders" the man on the big war horse scowling down on the watchmen " Bahh,out of my way or this castle will be short two gatekeepers" clicking his heels into his warhorse "let us go hellion I have no tolerence for peons" the large war horse sets off into a slow trot both of the watchman too stun to do nothing but watch the man ride up the stairs of the castle.Hearing a man talk of the great battle to come Ghaeris snaps" that is why I am here,let it be known that Ghaeris Giantbane has arrived and  those old senile knights have best come to greet me" yelling at Leon as if were a lacky.
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2004, 05:15:56 PM »
Tania looked up at the new knight with as much scorn and disgust as a person could put into a single glare.  This one, he was like the former masters of the castle.  He hadn't yet learned that titles were only words.  She abruptly decided that she was tired of this.  The young thief turned on her heel and silently made for the forest.
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