- General IC Info:
The island of Kenrojima in the middle of the Fishy Fish Sea has come under attack by a group of ruthless dark mages in control of a giant Kraken that are looking for a new headquarters as well as people to push around. The innocents are truly suffering, so much so that rumors have circulated even to Amber Island about the atrocities being committed there. Given DI's modus operandi, as soon as they learned of a solid location, they set out to investigate. Evil will not stand before their strength! They will liberate these innocents and bury the fiends.
- General OOC info:
Welcome to Dies Irae's first official "event"! This is a guild social, though it could turn into a proper Guild Scale depending on how it goes. With that in mind, I ask that you all keep track of your word counts, as it'll make it easier should this indeed become a Guild Scale job. Also, please do not take too long to post when it is your turn. After the first round, we'll likely settle into a posting order, but if you take too long to make a reply, we'll have to skip you so the thread doesn't fall inactive.
As for enemies, you can spawn most of them on your own. This is a hodgepodge of dark mages, so feel free to get creative with your mages and stories. All we ask is that no one goes too crazy one-shotting tough enemies since that'll make it boring. Also, the Kraken and the boss are something Johann or myself will spawn and will probably need all of us to work together on especially since we do not want to kill it. In fact, we'll be adopting it and taking it home as our pet at the end of this. :D
Our goal for this thread is for our members and characters to get to know each other and form bonds; good, bad, or ugly. Ideally, our characters should learn to trust each other and rely on each others' strengths, so I encourage characters working together as much as possible. If character development breeds character conflicts that is fine, but in the end, our guild members do need to learn to set even that aside to get the job done. This will definitely help the other Guild Scale jobs we have planned go more smoothly and make them more fun for everyone!
All that said, get creative and have fun with each other!
One of Dies Irae's steel battleships sliced cleanly through the waves of the Fishy Fish Sea toward Kenrojima, a lonely tropical island at its center. It was a good thing they were in a giant metal boat, too, since the sea was certainly living up to its goofy name. Aquatic life of all shapes and sizes slammed against the thick sides of the boat, causing hollow thuds that did little more than cause the smallest of vibrations but otherwise failed to damage the hulking war craft. The Brigandine looked like the lovechild of a steel mill and a tank with its funnel triplets reaching high into the air overhead and heavily armored body. It was highly armed with enough guns to take on an enemy fleet, but thus far they'd had no use of the ship other than to transport them all to the embattled island. Black flags with the Dies Irae guild emblem in crimson flapped from multiple high vantage points, making their identity no secret. Should the rumors be true about the poor island folk being oppressed by dark mages and their sea monster, intimidation and promise of powerful opposition should proceed their actual arrival.
Standing at the bow of the battleship was Ambassador Sivvy, hands clasping the railing as she appeared to be simply staring out of over the waves teeming with sea life to keep an eye out for threats. The undulating of the fish in the waters filling her vision paired with the scent of coal steam from the funnels and the bobbing sway of the vessel, in general, was a slayer's worst nightmare, and more often than not her eyes slid shut to fend off a wave of nausea. The rose-haired woman was doing her best to appear as put together and strong as possible for her guildmates, but the knuckles of both of her hands were drained of blood and gleaming white under the harsh ocean sun. In fact, all her skin seemed to be trying to match her knuckles. The clone wasn't one to show weakness, though, so soon she turned to her comrades with intentions to speak.
"Attention everyone," her voice rang out clearly, carmine eyes gazing over those who had joined them on today's mission. Even though she felt atrocious, that couldn't keep a small smile from appearing on her lips. The guild was still new compared to the other guilds of Earthland, but she was pleased with how strong Dies Irae was. They were all working and training hard, getting stronger with every day of training and with every Blacklister brought in. In such a short time, they'd already done a lot of good for Ishgar and its countries. Some called their methods extreme, but could anyone really deny that they were making people safer? "We're nearing Kenrojima and should arrive within the hour. I'm not sure what we'll find there, but I'm certain if we stay focused and organized, justice will prevail. We are strong as individuals but even stronger together. I encourage any last-minute preparations be made now, as well as forming groups amongst y-yourselves..." her voice faltered as they surged over a wave caused by a strong gust of wind. Glossy pink lips clamped shut and offered no more words, though clearly there was more to be said about today's rescue mission. Jaw tense, she hoped that Johann would take up from there with anything he wanted to say since the slayer knew only horrible things would happen if she opened her mouth. Breaking into a cold sweat and feeling weak in the knees, she played it off with a brief smile before turning and swiftly moving back to where she was before, clasping the railing at the bow of the ship, mentally chanting to herself to not puke.
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