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Order of the Broken Arrow:

 1 Nman, Wed, 21st Mar '12 10:13:00 PM from USA Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
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The Order's auditorium hadn't been used in years, and the dust and cobwebs showed it. Several dozen people were seated in the first few rows of benches, as the Swordmaster - an old man - spoke. It had been like this for nearly an hour, him talking about the rare honor they were being given, as well as his comments on seemingly random aspects of the Order. Despite most of the audience having been alone and bedridden for the last week after having a Heart of the Order * grafted to their heart, as well as the somewhat abrasive personality the Swordmaster had, several people still managed to look content.

He kept on talking, "...speaking of which, try not to eat any dairy products for two or three more days, and do not touch a watermelon for a week. Now then, all that's left is your assignments. Normally, only one person joins, so they would go on a circuit of all the forts and outposts, but in this case, we're just assigning a few of you to each one and hoping for the best. Now, let's see..." He reached for a paper on a nearby table, and started reading. "Alright, Zadros and Maraph, the two of you go meet up with Galaser in her laboratory, you'll be going to Dragon's Cove. Frinarv, Manard, Adner, and Nerwende, go to the eastern quad, you're assigned the Stone King's Throne..." he continued reading, with those he named getting up and leaving, until finally, there was only a small group of men, women, and, oddly enough, a chain golem and armored knight, left. "So now, you..." his eyes darted from person to person, frowning as he inspected their faces and let out a sigh "... the rest of you are tasked with resupplying Engate's Keep. Just wait here, Bahtan should be here soon." Without another word, he walked out the door, obviously more interested in going back to inspecting the armory than in talking to the new recruits.
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 2 daltar, Wed, 21st Mar '12 11:34:12 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
Courteous way of not making our leftover party feel in any way inferior or like riff raff. That man's gaze was just filled to the brim with disdain for those of us who are left thought Karin as she sat with perfect posture on her assigned seat, her hands resting comfortably on her lap.

Not to say that those left represent the best that this or any kingdoms can offer, but if this group is to be so despised then how come that such a refined knight as my person is assigned to this position?

That Karin knew her appearance was immaculate, her noble birth evident in her very presence and way of talking and her skill with arts both martial and magical were nothing to scoff at.

The young knight let out a reproving sigh and shook her head slowly, one hand going right over her heart. Between this treatment, the obligatory surgery (which, granted, had its perks) and no word of their pay so far... The future looked a little bleak in the Order of the Broken Arrow.

No wonder they are in decline... Not to mention how they waste my talents. Resupplying Engate's Keep doesn't sound like such an important quest... and neither does it sound like a well remunerated work

And thus, the stuffy knight continued with her inner monologue pausing only every once in a while to get a better view of those who would be her companions.

I suppose I should introduce myself...

Letting out a little cough to draw attention to herself, Karin spoke thus "Karin Christina Fournier, Wandering Spell Knight by order of the Archmage of the Academy. It seems like we all shall be laboring together in this quest. I hope we can all work well together"

edited 22nd Mar '12 12:02:58 PM by daltar

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 3 Luthen, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 12:24:31 AM from somewhere very warm Get RP Mod
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Felix sat quietly as the Swordmaster finished his speech. Or as quietly as he could considering he was twitching with built up electricity. Whatever the Heart was, it was magic, and though he didn't think about it much, so was Felix. And it seemed he was allergic to it or something. Well he'd healed from the surgery quicker than even he'd expected. But now the Heart felt like a ball of lightning in his chest.

Almost the moment the Swordmaster left the room, he sprung into the air. The hall was easily high enough to fly over the leftover crowd. Even with the cobwebs. Felix scanned the room, he needed to earth himself. The chain golem probably work, but that would be all kinds of rude. So instead he flew to one of the closed doors. Yes! Iron hinges.

Felix reached out a hand and an inch from the metal and with an almost audible pop, a spark erupted from his hand. The built-up energy released, he felt much more in control. So he just strolled back to the group, vigorously shaking his hand.

Looked like most were lost in thought, though the very prim lady-knight had said something. Oh, an introduction. Might as well, Felix thought to himself.

"Felix Preadosali, of the Spraymere Preadosali Trading Company. Swordsman I guess." Felix shook his hand one last time. "Normally I'd offer my hand to shake, but I seem to be really sparky today. Haven't been like this since I got mage-flu as a kid."
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 4 SKJAM, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 3:16:38 AM from Minneapolis Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Cast away
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"I'm Yorth Redbeard, of the Redbeard Merchantile Combine. Pleased to meet you. A resupply mission, eh? Good thing I have caravan experience." Yorth noticed that he was perhaps the oldest-looking person in the group (save the bald fellow, but baldness had the tendency to add years to your appearance), though the armored knight and golem's metal exteriors made them hard to judge by age.
 5 Totemic Hero, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 6:53:25 AM from the next level Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Abstaining
Mild panic
Jian Yu sat quietly, thinking carefully about their assignment. The fact that they were changing the supposedly usual pattern meant they had to be desperately short on manpower. This was not what she had expected when she had signed up for the Order.

Either way, she noted wryly, she ought to introduce herself. While she wasn't exactly the best at being social, it wouldn't do to ostracize the others she would be working with.

"My name is Jian Yu. It is a pleasure to meet you all."
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 6 Savato, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 7:58:31 AM from Equestria Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Brony
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As the Golem turned around to the others, the bench made some rather worrying noises, seeming to break at any second. With a rattling voice he started to speak: "Me Mak´karath. Like to meet you. Seem to be good people. Hope break many bad guys with you."
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 7 Pyrite, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 10:17:30 AM from Right. Beneath. You. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Hiding
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"Hmph. I like this guy already, " Roland commented wryly. "Anyway, the name's Roland. I'm just a monk." And with that, he closed his eyes in meditation.

Judging from the motley crew that had gathered in the auditorium, the Order of the Broken Arrow had definitely seen better days. Back when he'd been a mere novice in the Order of St. Gregor, the Broken Arrow had been renowned far and wide as the true jewel of the Rylaathian Crown, its champions her pride and joy. Of course, that had been nearly seven centuries ago, and things had definitely changed while he'd been asleep. If not for those idiot descendants of his, he wouldn't have had to see this sorry sight in the first case.

In his mind's eye, he assessed the group. Most of them seemed human, at least, although the swordsman carried about him the aura of the fey-touched. Nothing too much out of the ordinary, except for that chain golem (Independent, or a mage's thrall? Needs further investigation.), the knight who insisted on wearing full armour into the auditorium (...Weirdo.) and, of course... himself. But that was a discussion he'd rather not have at this point, not while he was still tetchy from having the Heart of the Order implanted inside his skull.

Another thing annoyed him. He couldn't place the name, "Engate's Keep", which was odd - he knew most of the important places in Rylaath, and he'd never seen it on any of the maps he'd found before. Perhaps it had been renamed at some point?

The rest of the party resumed their introductions, and he opened his eyes.

edited 23rd Mar '12 4:18:24 AM by Pyrite

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 8 Sonzai, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 10:27:10 AM from Singularity Station Get RP Mod
"Huh? Oh, it's over?" Megan said, looking up from a book she was reading during the monotonous speech by the Swordmaster.

Good thing I was recording it... she thought, taking out some pages of auto-scribing paper. She read some of the magically-written text, then, thought, Well, it looks like I didn't miss much... But a resupply mission? Boooring.

Then, noticing that everyone was introducing themselves, she said, "Oh hey, I'm Megan Keotha, mage of ᛈᚪᛏᛖᚱᚾᛗᚪᛄᛁᚳᛋᛣᚱᛁᛈᛏᛁᚾᚷ, nice to meet you." The special characters are supposed to show up as runes.

edited 22nd Mar '12 10:29:15 AM by Sonzai

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 9 Saturn, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 11:52:16 AM from On The Rings Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
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As everyone was introducing themselves, the knight seated a bit away from them shifted. His armor was black and gold, covered in jewels. He was shining and immaculate. His face was completely covered, but he looked pretty intimidating. He folded his arms and sighed, before speaking in a breathy voice.

"Hmph....I guess I know where we stand..."

He turned to the group, particularly Karin. "Don't be so high and mighty...You're all the bottom of the barrel as far as the Order is concerned..."

Walking the path of heaven, ruling over all...
This wasn't what she had expected at all.

As she sipped a piping hot cup of tea (served in one of the finest china cups imaginable, no less), the opulently dressed young woman stared in bemusement at the crowd around her. What a rabble of lowlife commoners they were! She was sure none of them had the social graces to belong to such a fine order as this.

"Ohoho, bottom of the barrel?" she giggled at the armour-clad fellow's statement. "I'll have you know that I am of the finest pedigree, peasant! I am royalty, in case the crown hadn't tipped you off." She took a final sip of tea, before handing the empty cup to the maid standing next to her, who took it without a word. "But of course, I am sure even a grime-infested, rust-choked knight from some backwater state as you probably are has heard the name of Alicia Lucille Sugarplum Quilldrake XXVII, princess of the grand kingdom of Quilldrakia."

The maid nodded, as though in apology for her mistress's... Well, everything, really.

edited 22nd Mar '12 12:04:51 PM by Moerin

 11 daltar, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 12:13:47 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
Karin too had to turn and regard the intimidating armored knight for his rebuke at her. With a look of displeasure at the metal encased knight she stood up from her seat, hands resting on her hips as she spoke "Then I'm afraid I must regard the Order's appraisal abilities to be sorely lacking, sir knight. You may consider yourself to be bottom of the barrel but please don't dump me on that lot"
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 12 Savato, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 12:18:55 PM from Equestria Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Brony
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"You watch what you say. Mak´karath not bottom of barrel. Bottom of barrel out of wood. Wood weak. Mak´karath not weak. So you wrong. You think before speak."
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 13 Saturn, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 12:42:03 PM from On The Rings Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Hurr
"No offense, Mak."

The Knight would have to make a habit out of ignoring the Princess. He had many ways he could rebut her statement, but he settled for rolling his eyes. No one would see that of course, but him knowing was good enough.

He did however stand up and walk towards Kirin. "Then put your money where your mouth is, little girl..." He put a hand on the hilt of his blade, ready to draw it.

edited 22nd Mar '12 12:42:23 PM by Saturn

 14 SKJAM, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 12:46:39 PM from Minneapolis Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Cast away
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"Before that, sir knight, if I may interject—" said Yorth quickly but smoothly, "I did not hear your introduction."
 15 Saturn, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 12:54:47 PM from On The Rings Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Hurr
He turned to Yorth.

"...I'm a f***ing knight. That's all you need to know."

 16 daltar, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:04:59 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
"You challenge me to a duel right away, sir knight? Bold move for someone that consider themselves bottom of the barrel" Karin said, dropping her hand to grab at the elegant metal hilt that hung from her belt. She grabbed it, gave it little spin and then held it in a single handed grip, still not falling into a battle stance.

"What are the terms of your challenge?"
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 17 Saturn, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:15:01 PM from On The Rings Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Hurr
The Knight walked up close to Karin, very close to her and looking down at her, but not by much.

"Let's see if you can actually fight. No magic. You drop your weapon, you lose."

edited 22nd Mar '12 1:16:10 PM by Saturn

 18 Sonzai, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:25:36 PM from Singularity Station Get RP Mod
"Seriously people - do we really need to get in a fight before we've even been given the rest of our assignment?" Megan said to The Knight and Karin.
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 19 daltar, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:26:27 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
"So you'll have a magic knight forgo her own magic. You know that would make you look worse should I win this challenge, sir knight? Though I'm sorry, but you'll have to allow me light degree of magic" Karin said, retreating a few steps back due to the knight's approach.

Then with a light flick of her wrist she made her first display of magic. Now, coming from the metal hilt there was now a long thin blade, made entirely by magic. It looked, and was, quite solid and surrounded by a white glow of light. Furthermore, Karin raised her empty hand towards her chest where a similar effect took place. Now covering her upper torso and the back of her right hand there was an barely visible barrier of magic, working as her armor.

"I arm and clothe myself in my power, though fear not, sir knight. I shall not use any further enchantments than what you see now" Karin said with a confident smile, falling into her battle stance. Right foot forward and aiming at her foe, left foot back and perpendicular to this one. Knees slightly bent, body angled to the side, sword arm to the front and her left hand to the back left in reserve. The pose of a fencer.

edited 22nd Mar '12 1:27:01 PM by daltar

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 20 Totemic Hero, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:29:07 PM from the next level Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Abstaining
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Looking around, Jian Yu noticed that all of the veteran members of the Order had departed, leaving the hall empty. They had probably gone to prepare for their journeys.

The argument was a little disturbing. While she had long known that the customs here were different from her original home, it still bothered her that they would let themselves get so angered. Particularly the young woman, who she figured to be of noble birth.

Nobility is service, and service is honor. It was a creed Jian Yu had sworn to never forget. It was a creed these people had never learned.

Readying a pair of seals in case things got brutal, she sat there, waiting.
"These days they have a stat for how many times a guy goes for a cup of coffee." -Mark McGwire
 21 Saturn, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:30:49 PM from On The Rings Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Hurr
The Knight scoffed behind his armor.

"Fencers. Ballerinas with a blade. It looks like I'll have to silence that tongue of yours and teach you a lesson."

The Knight reached for his left hip, pulling out his blade. His stance was casual and intimidating, and he appeared as a pillar of unmovable force. The blade was stainless, and shining. He pointed it at Kirin. "Your cute smile hides cockiness...plus it's just annoying. Don't worry, I don't intend to draw blood."

edited 22nd Mar '12 1:31:20 PM by Saturn

Walking the path of heaven, ruling over all...
"Order, order!" The princess yelled as she loudly clapped her hands twice. "You would turn this into a deplorable display of violence so soon?" Boldly, she stood between the two knights, and stared an icy stare at the nameless one. "I had already pegged you as little more than a ruffian, and I am saddened that my initial feelings were correct. You are no knight, good sir, but a mere brutish thug!"

Shrugging her shoulders and letting out a voiceless sigh, the maid took her place by Alicia's side, a look of mild frustration already settling upon her brow.
 23 Saturn, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:42:35 PM from On The Rings Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Hurr
"..."

The Knight put away his blade and sat down.

"..."

edited 22nd Mar '12 1:43:19 PM by Saturn

 24 daltar, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:44:16 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
Karin lowered her blade as their duel seemed to be interrupted and rose from her battle posture to face the noble lady which was the one to stop the fight. Her hand rose again to rest on her hip as she spoke "Milady, I cannot comment on your assessment of this warrior but I would not recommend you to step in the middle of a duel between knights. My honor, and that of my opponent is at stake here"

edited 22nd Mar '12 1:50:43 PM by daltar

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 25 Saturn, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:53:54 PM from On The Rings Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Hurr
"I'd be lying if I said the magic knight wasn't vexing to me...BUT I was wrong to challenge her..."

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