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Group Dungeons and Ruins and Death Oh Boy!

Discussion in 'Harkinian Ruins' started by Blade, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Blade

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    The bounty hunter was giving his mage friend his best smile. It was nice to see that, even in this place, after what they'd been through so far, jokes could still be made about it. Joking was often what Alex did to keep a light attitude. He was pretty good at it, he thought. "At least we're all in one piece." If we finish this, whatever money that could be made off the treasures we find will be more than enough to be worth it, he decided. No matter what they found, he was going to split it equally and evenly. He couldn't be cruel and try to keep the star all for himself. Surely, it'd be worth a fortune.

    Ishii was well enough prepared and had brought a lantern to light the way. Alex silently cursed himself for not thinking of it and not thinking to ask anyone else if they had. He was regrettably unprepared for the dangers. Maybe that made it obvious that he was usually the brawn and not the brains of operations he joined in on. "Good call," he noted, "Would be totally screwed if we couldn't see where we were going down here."

    Though, he almost wanted to be kept in the dark after seeing the aftermath of the war and some poor souls that tried to escape and failed. Bones and remains of bodies were everywhere alongside the weapons that had killed them. "Poor souls." Though difficult for his crippled form, he got down to a knee and offered a prayer before continuing on. "Be at rest and forgive us entering here unannounced." There was no reason not to send respects to those whose spirits now inhabited this place. This was no longer just any average sewer tunnel. It was a tomb.

    "It's not too much farther now,"
    he called to the group, using a piece of rubble for support to get back to his feet safely. "We never made it that far in last time before we found what we came for. But the tunnel collapsed and we might.. have to do a little digging." He closed his eye, racking his brain for memories of other tunnels and potential exits. "There were side tunnels. Any one of them might have paths leading back to the surface. This can't be the only exit..." There had to be more. For now, he kept walking, passing one or two of the side paths he had mentioned. Just ahead, the tunnel ended in a quite large sized pile of debris. Through gaps in the stone chunks, the way beyond looked to be intact still. "Must have been just this section that fell in. Any way we can move this or should we look for a way around?"
     
  2. Ishii Matanzas

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    Taking a few steps forward once Conway began leading the way, Ishii's sight went to the sight of the remains of the people who now rested here. It was hardly a time to mourn the loss of people who had died long before they ever came here, but death was death and some people wanted to give the dead their due. Nemorac's words rang true to him and he nodded along. "Let us hope that their deaths were not in vain." He added, unsure what more to add to the sad sight.

    His focus however went to Alex as he began heading past the remains and deeper into the sewers, passing by the various side paths along the way. Lighting the way for Blade, Ishii took one look at the blockade ahead of them and looked beyond what he could. Looking at the others, he shrugged. "It's hard to say if we could break through this. If only one of us had brought a pick-axe.." He mused, then turned around to the tunnel again. "I could move the worst of it to give us an opening, but that would take some time. A bomb would be quick and easy, but it might cause worse structural damage than there already is. Do not know about you guys, but I would rather see the surface again." He weighed the options, then shrugged. "We could see if there is an adjacent tunnel connected through but... Again, time isn't exactly a luxury we have. If someone wants to try though, then go for it. I say we just start pulling this debris off."

    Shrugging his shoulders, Ishii grabbed a piece of debris and took it off the rubble, tossed it to the side and noted that nothing more seemed to be falling downward. Least they won't have to worry about more falling and making progress worse. Grabbing more of the broken stone blocks, Matanzas began clearing out what he could of an opening for the group.
     
  3. Conway found it hard to take his gaze away from the un sightly remains of the people before him. He watched as each other member moved past and made their peace with the situation. He was not a very religious person, but he muttered a quick, informal prayer for the dead and that he or the others may not suffer the same fate. It was not until after all of the rest of the group had moved forward that Conway was able to turn his attention elsewhere. He moved forward to rejoin the group.

    Conway glanced down each tunnel as he passed them, looking to see what he could see with the light created by the flame in his hand. He glanced past Ishii to see large boulders and stones blocking the path. He chuckled a little at Ishii's sarcastic remark. "Oh, if only we had one of those big strong guys who eat rocks for a living, all our problems would be solved," Conway added in a sarcastically dramatic manor, smirking to himself. He started to watch as Ishii began to clear the tunnel tossing the rocks to the side and the sound ecchoing through the tunnels.

    Not a good position to fight. Too tight of a space for more than two of us to fight and no reliable escape route.
    Conway looked back the the group,"Hey guys. I'm gonna be watching our backs. Not very useful at clearing the debris, especially when we have a professional like Ishii here." He turned and moved up to where the first of the side tunnels was, sword drawn and ready for battle. he peered down the tunnel again, this time projecting a fireball down to see farther without moving down there himself. Nothing. He shot another ahead of him down the way they came. Nothing. he did not want to move forward to check the other passages as he didn't want to be seperated should an attack come, but for now he felt they were safe and Conway relaxed his guard slightly.
     
  4. Nemorac

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    Nemorac looked at the obstacle before them, not liking the fact he couldn't do anything. He supposed he could try melting through the rock, but without knowing how much was there, doing such a task would probably expend all this energy. So he decided against it. Looking back to see Conway covering their rear, he turned back around and moved towards Alex. Looking at the leader of their group, he decided to ask a question that had been on his mind.

    "Alex, if memory serves, you'd initially came here in search of a 'star' that fell. Do you have any idea what it actually is?" He looked at him curiously. "Or did you all come here on a hunch of what it might be?" The scholar wanted to know why all risked their lives in the first place. He doubted it was simple curiosity, but then again, he'd been known to delve into books his master hadn't wanted him to look into for simple curiosity.
     
  5. Blade

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    Alex made an attempt to help clear debris. With only one good arm, he couldn't even hope to move such massive stones that their Goron could. He was amazed at the sight, and a little bit envious. Picking up a palm sized chunk of stone, he tossed it away with ease. "I don't suppose this is making much of a dent," he commented in amusement. Even with his brace allowing for better movement, it didn't exactly return as much strength. "I'm sure glad we brought you with us. Definitely going to owe you one after all this." Added onto a fair share of whatever treasures they found within, he'd have to buy the Goron a drink or something for the hard labor.

    Of course, he was going to owe all three. Everyone had put in their fair share so far as the bounty hunter was concerned. They seemed to have all bases covered and not too much lacking anywhere in talent. Ishii was hard at work digging and Conway was watching the rear for any creatures that might come lurking, and that left Alex and the scholar a little lost for work right now. "If you happen to see anything like might look like a side passage to get around this debris, let us know," he called. He wasn't sure honestly if such a tunnel might wrap around this and save trouble, but maybe they'd catch a break and something would catch an eye while the man was on his monster watch.

    It was then that he turned back attention to a question he'd yet to answer. "My friends and I.. when we were on our way here before, we had gathered ourselves at a campfire just outside the ruins, discussing just that. I heard stories before that fallen stars brought luck to anyone that would find one. Tavern entertainers like telling stories that they can heal any wound and that they emit their own natural light. Of course, I'm not too sure what to believe. Honestly, I'm expecting something of a valuable ore that might fetch a nice price to the right buyer. Either way, I sure hope it's something greater than some space dust, or I am going to owe the three of you even more than I can ever offer." He chuckled, another amusing joke to himself, while deep down he sincerely was wishing and praying it was going to be worth the while.
     
  6. Ishii Matanzas

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    While his stout strength made moving the debris more of a breeze for him than it would have the smaller folk he was traveling with, he was wishing there was more for them to do while they waited. Even if he could lift most of it, the debris was a fair bit to rid of, especially with the limited room and space they had. Conway's comment put him in a lighter mood, though he was a little happy he decided to watch their backs. No telling what was dwelling down here. After moving a few sizable hunks of debris and rocks, Ishii felt perspiration trickle down his brow. Wiping it away and taking a few seconds to collect himself, he merely grinned at Blade. "A barrel of Goron firewhiskey will be a good starting point," he quipped.

    He went back to silence as Alex explained things more to the group. After he finished his story and while moving rocks, Ishii spoke up. "My father was a blacksmith, before the war." He began, heaving a particularly large piece - easily as big as Nemorac or Blade and with a little heave he broke to far smaller pieces. "Assuming what you're talking about is starmetal down here would be invaluable to someone who is good at smithing.. It makes any weapon you forge it with quite durable." He brushed some of the rocky dust off his hands and went back to another large chunk. "He never had much of a chance to do anything with it considering how rare it is, but always told me that a smith would pay their weight in rupees for even a small hunk of it if sold to them." He explained, grabbing some smaller debris and setting them off from the side. "That is, if that is what truly is down here. Lot of strange stuff falls from the sky." He mused, then smiled when he turned back to the hole.

    "Looks like there isn't much left. I feel cool air coming from the other side now." He said, grabbing more hunks and clearing them out of the way. Before long, he had cleared a small hole at the top. None of the current group could climb through it nor would he ask anyone to, but it seemed that there wasn't much further to move. "A few more minutes and I'll have a way through... Say, could one of you guys move some of this smaller hunks elsewhere? There's not exactly a whole lot of room to move and maneuver." He explained. Good thing he had been crushing some of the larger hunks down to far more manageable pieces for the others.
     
  7. "Will do," Conway called back to Blade. He looked down the tunnel to his left, looked back to the group and gave them a nod before venturing forth. It was dark but the perpetual flame burning in his hand lit the way. The path lead straight for a long while before a path split off to the left in the general direction that they needed to be heading. Was it really this easy? Conway asked himself. He moved down the hall only to see that is broke right again after the first 30 feet. He moved back to the first hall and continued searching. Another tunnel split left He shot a firebolt down the hall only to see it crash into a crumbled wall about 50 feet down. Eh, one more then I'll head back.

    The next tunnel was not much farther from the last one, maybe 20 further. As soon as Conway stepped in front of it he heard a slight whistling of air and felt a slight breeze. This was a good sign, a very good sign. This means that there was an air flow which means it leads to the surface. Conway shot a firebolt down this hallway to get a gauge of how far the exit was. this however turned out to be the worst decision he could have made as his firebolt passed by several heavily armed Feral Stals no more the 30 feet down. "Oh, um, hi there!" he said waving for a brief moment before taking off at full speed towards the rest of the gang. The Stals were in hot pursuit catering around and bumping into the walls and each other their rusted ancient swords scraping on the ground as they moved. Conway shot a few bolts of flame back at them to slow them down. the first missed hitting the floor at their feet, the second clipped the right shoulder of one of the stals, the third hitting another square in the chest. Conway looked about the tunnel, but was disappointed to see that it was too narrow for him to make a proper stand with his fighting style. He chose instead to keep running.

    He leaned low and used his wind to boost himself down the hall. He came out of the hall, skidding and sliding to keep from slamming onto the wall but was unsuccessful. He slammed into the wall with a resounding tudd. "Stals, coming, fast. Need to move, now!" he looked over to see Ishii still working on removing the rocks. He was close but at the rate he was moving is wouldn't be in time, there were also too many rocks around that would hinder Conway and the others if they tried to make a stand. He racked his brain for an idea, then it came. "Ishii, Blade can you cover us for a few moments," he turned to Nemorac, "Ishii has taken enough out that might be able to blow through it with a burst of wind." He turned to face the wall, holding his hands close as to focus the wind into a single powerful jet, "Focus your magic as much as possible we'll only get one shot before the Stals get here." He continued to pour more and more power into the growing sphere of wind energy. He began to recite a short incantation to multiply the power of his blast, "Victus, borealis, Vento Tempestas Lay ADAMOS!!!"

    With that final call he sent the spinning ball of concentrated wind crashing into the wall hoping Nemorac was doing the same. The exhaustion had taken its toll however with Conway collapsing to a knee before seeing if it had worked. He lifted his head hoping for a scattered wall in front of him.
     
  8. Nemorac

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    Nemorac listened to Alex's story intently. Starmetal was certainly something he'd heard of, and Ishii only seemed to share the supposition that that very metal was what drew the initial group of compatriots to this forsaken place. However, before he could offer much in the way of response, Ishii's request caused him to snap to the more immediate and pressing matters. He started moving the rocks as best he could, hefting them up and moving them out of the way. It wasn't going too terribly well for the young Hylian, but it was progress nonetheless.

    However, it wasn't long after he started helping that he felt the faint feeling of magic energy being expended, and the feeling was only getting stronger. Turning around he watched as Conway crashed into the wall of the cave, only to announce that he was being followed. Fear shot into Nemorac's eyes, but he tried to remain calm. He hadn't yet seen the persuers, and Conway already had a plan on how to get them through. Before Nemorac could protest about Conway's plan to blast their way through the rocks, the Shikeah was already charging up magic energy. Seeing no choice, he stood beside him and began focusing as well.

    Pointing his right hand at what he surmised to be the weakest point, he gathered his energy towards his palm. Similarly to Conway, a ball of wind began to form at his palm. Feeling the surge of energy beside him, he poured his own reserves into it, though he was careful to not expend too much. When he felt the magic reaching its zenith, he called out the incantation.

    "Power of wind, that which breathes life into all, condense and strike, clear my path!"

    The ball of energy flew out at almost the same time as Conway's, striking the wall with force. The combined efforts of the two managed to blast a hole in the wall, and luckily didn't cause another collapse. The hole however, was barely enough to get everyone through, and then only probably one at a time. Bending down and grabbing Conway, he moved him towards the exit they had created. "Come on, everyone through, I'll seal it up when we're through!"
     
  9. Blade

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    If a blacksmith thought they could make something better out of such a metal, they were more than welcome to it in Alex's mind. For a price, that is. He wasn't going to cheat anyone or take more than his fair share. Alex was smart enough to realize when he was being less helpful and when the others were proving more useful than he was. He wasn't around to help with the beasts outside and he couldn't even help move a few simple rocks. Using the edge of his blade as leverage, he could wiggle a few loose stones off the pile where they could roll away to somewhere where they weren't in the way.

    He was still giving his best attempt at moving stones out of Ishii's way when their appointed lookout came back to make a scene. Alex supposed he couldn't have been louder if he had tried. Though, it was all for good reason, an alarm to sound that their little group was not alone down here. While the beasts above could not get down, that didn't account for beasts that might already be lurking down here. This city was haunted, cursed and destroyed and overrun with monsters. So, Alex was not surprised. He expected such resistance, honestly. Luckily, he had a weapon. He wasn't a bounty hunter just out of some fluke after all. This time, he would be useful! He wasn't going to cower away and let others deal with it.

    Blade stepped forward, drawing his sword as he moved around Conway to face off against the Stals. They were coming face, cracked and tarnished skulls holding those permanent, menacing smiles as they made for the group. Sword raised, he clashed with the lead Stal, shoving it back with all his might. "Boy, you guys are ugly. I hope I don't become one of you when I die!" He slashed at the creature, keeping a gap between the two of them. There was a blast at his back, small bits of debris hitting his coat and bouncing off. He couldn't turn at that moment to see what it was, only suspecting they had succeeded in making a hole for everyone to get through. "If I die here.. promise you'll let my skeleton just lie there! I don't want it coming back without me so it can be a violent shit like these guys!"
     
  10. Ishii Matanzas

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    Matanzas was doing his best with the rocks and the help from Nemorac and Blade was nice, but the yell about Stals caused him to stop what he was doing. Stals. Coming fast. Defend the magic users while dealing with those bastards? "Say no more. Come on Alex, let us make some bonemeal." Pulling out his war hammer, Ishii had a sick grin on his face as he prepared for a fight. Even in the catastrophic and confining environment, he was ready.

    Alex took to clashing with the head of the Stals leading the charge. As they fought, Ishii saw two more ready to flank their leader's right. Staring down the cursed ones, one swung his sword against his larger opponent, but the limited spaced slowed the attack and Ishii grabbed his wrist. With a hard yank, he snapped the Stal's arm of his body, then threw it at the other Stal, smacking him in the face. Stunning the second one, Ishii crushed the one-armed Stal's head with his hammer, causing the bag of bones to collapse to pieces. "That never gets old." He said.

    The second Stal recovered from the sudden attack and was going for a swing of his own. Ishii barely dodged the attack as he felt the sliced air inches from his chest. Quickly grabbing the Stal by his bony neck, the much stronger Goron picked the Stal up and stared at where his eyes once were. "You missed." He said simply before slamming his head several times into the corridor wall next to him. He glanced and saw more running around the corner. After one more smash against he wall, Matanzas flung the Stal into his allies, taking them down.

    Turning quickly to look at Alex, and to the progress of Conway and Nemorac. It looked like they had made an opening big enough for them, though for him? He wasn't so sure. Determining they needed Blade more than he did, he he yelled at the Hylian. "Blade! make your escape when you can and stay with them! I'll catch up when I can. Do not worry about me, I can handle them!"
     
  11. Conway smiled as he saw his and Nemorac's work, "Thanks, I'll be honest I wasn't sure that was gonna work." He spun around quickly as a resounding Crash echoed behind them. He watched as Ishii, dislodged his big old war-hammer from the hole that he had just created. All that was left of the stal's head was a little bit of white powder at the bottom of said "Looks like you two are having fun," He turned back to Nemorac, "Get to the other side, and get ready to close this thing up."

    He spun again to face the stals. Ishii took up almost the entire tunnel and what little wasn't blocked by Ishii was covered by Blade. They were both locked in melee with the stals in front of them. Conway could only just barely see over blade to the stal that was about to bring down its sword towards blades bad side. Conway raised his hands shot a firebolt towards the Stal, though at far less power than he would have liked. He was huffing and puffing from that great burst of wind magic, but the firebolt still had the punch to knock the Stal's arm back and provide an opening for Blade. he sent a few more bolts of fire over Blade's head into the Stals that were lined up awaiting their turn to try and kill the two defenders.

    Soon though Conway tired even more and found himself unable to muster more than embers to throw at them. Darn if only I had the stamina to keep up those attacks. He headed back to the hole seeing that he would no longer be of use in the fight. He climbed through and looked back at the two fighters and then to the hole. Ishii won't be able to get though this. He turned then to Nemorac, "Hey help me clear away some of these rocks so that we can squeeze Ishii through here." Conway looked back and started to pull rocks of the pile to try and widen the hole a bit. He pulled several large stones off and thy landed haphazardly on the floor.

    His exhaustion was not helping him though and he had to stop and sat down against the wall. He buried his head in his hands and he huffed and puffed. Darn, I really need to work on my stamina. What good am I if I can make It past the first few moments of a fight? This happened when I was traveling with Rachel too. No I can't think like that. He shakes his head, and using his willpower He reaches up and pulls himself to his feet and tries to pull some more rocks.
     
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    Nemorac had turned around when Conway moved to join in the fight. The sight of the Stals quite frankly terrified him, and it took most of what he had mentally just to turn away from the things. He scrambled through the hole, then turned back to look at it and focus his attention on how to close it.

    Oh, think...how to keep those things from coming in?


    Several thoughts flashed through his mind. Ice magic? It would work but could be very draining. Recollapse the hole? Again it would work, but as of right now it was their only way back to where they would know how to leave this Goddesses-forsaken place. He racked his brain in thought, trying to figure something out while the dins of battle echoed into the area, reminding him all too well that his newfound friends were in danger. He simply didn't know what to do, though. He'd never been in combat, and the hallway was small enough as it is. He risked hurting them if he cast a spell towards the Stals, and he certainly has no melee weapon to speak of.

    Shaking his head to try to clear the doubts in his mind, he went back to scanning the ceiling. It wasn't the best idea, but resealing the way was the only surefire way he could think of blocking the Stals and ensuring their safety...so long as it didn't collapse on them. He channeled energy into his right hand, waiting until the time was right as he aimed at the spot he thought was the weakest.
     
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    With the swipe of his sword, one of the creature's jaws was cleaved clean off, shattering to the ground while the rest of the head was upright and staring its dead-eyed stare. Oh how Alex hated Stalfos. They were gross and eerie looking, and the worst part was? It was just an average, normal human skeleton with the only difference being that it was alive and mobile without muscle and skin to cover its frame. Alex very much liked that his own skeleton was inside its fleshy prison, covered even further by clothing that was classy and not worn and falling apart like the armor on these monsters.

    He gave another swipe and then backed off at Ishii's command. Conway further covered his escape as he slipped past the Goron and made for the hole. Neither the strongest nor the fastest member, his best was the permanent limp he carried while he worked himself through to safety. Shoving himself through the hole, he pushed aside whatever rocks weren't too big and heavy for him. "I'll make sure it's clear this way!" he announced. He had no intention on abandoning everyone to fight, but it would do no good for them to go ahead just to run into more creatures.

    Past the hole, the chamber opened up into a round cistern room. The ceiling was broken open, moonlight shining down upon the center grates and platforms. Rubble covered the floor, but nothing living seemed to be in the vicinity. Through the gaping maw of the ceiling, he could see tall towers and structures of the city outside. However, the most impressive thing he noted was what was sitting right atop the rubble pile.

    A bright and shining glow radiated from the spot, a silvery blue in color. It came from an object about the size of his head, spherical in shape, shimmering just like... just like a star.

    The star!

    It really was real! And it was right here! They found it! Alex's mouth gaped open, forgetting everything around as he took a step forward. Step after step, he made for the object. But he remembered his friends. "Hey!" he called, "HEY! In here, guys! In here!!"
     
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    Ishii stood alone ready to fight against the oncoming Stalfos. Not sure how many were left and realizing that the narrowness inhibited him somewhat, an idea struck him. Backing up while swinging his warhammer at the nearest Stalfos, the sturdy Goron noted large stones and debris on the ground. Turning to face Conway, he pointed to the hole. "Go on, I got this!" he ordered.

    Without seeing if Conway left or not, Ishii grabbed a large hunk of the debris and tossed it hard at the Stalfos. A few bone crunching sounds confirmed he got a few of them. Grinning he taunted them. "I guess we know that stone beats bone." It was unlikely they actually knew what he said, but sometimes on the battlefield a taunt is worth a few points. After hurling another hefty sized piece of debris hard, he chuckled and tossed another. The last one took off the head of one of the Stalfos.

    After a few more sizable chunks went flying at the Stalfos, their advancement on the Goron had stopped. The lack of bones clattering made him determine he must have cleared off the remaining Stalfos. That, or they were looking for another route to attack them. Either way, he was glad to have stopped them. Turning toward the smallish hole, Matanzas sighed. "Guess I got to get in now..." Squeezing through the hole, he grunted and groaned as he forced himself through it. Sighing as he freed himself from the hole from the other side, he shook his head. He was going to make sure Blade bought him plenty of hard liquor for all of this. Speaking of Blade, he heard him yelling close by. "Looks like he found it." He lamented, before heading to the direction. A part of him wondered if it was a good idea to be making such loud noises, but dismissed it. Finding Blade, he grinned broadly as he had found the star. "Heh, that will be worth a few good rupees." He quipped.
     
  15. Conway pulled himself to his feet, and looked down the corridor. The light was enough that he could see without a flame in his hand. he watched as Ishii pulled himself through the hole, reached out a hand to help pull him through. He laughed as Ishii popped through, "Good of you to join us. Maybe you should lay off on the sweets and pastries. Might help you jump some hoops in life." Conway continued to cackle to himself, as he moved to rejoin Blade. His eyes sparkled as he looked at the star. "oooooh. aaaaaaaah." He laughed to himself some more before jumping for joy, "Yaaah! We found..." Just as the words were leaving his mouth and arrow pierced his hair and went flying into the wall with a twang.

    Conway froze, Did I just get hit? Did the arrow go right through me? What just happened? Why is there blood on my face? Conway fell down onto his butt, still frozen. Then faster than a blink of an eye his hands shot up and began patting his head from every direction, half looking for any damage and half out of fear that his head was gone. The hair on the top of his head felt wet and greasy, when he pulled his hands down to inspect them, they were covered in the crimson color of blood, his blood. He felt that same spot more franticly now. he found the wound, and began to panic. Then he took a breath, it was just a graze. The scratch was no longer than his knuckle, and no deeper than the depth of a coin. It was not bigger that something a child might get from falling while they were playing. The only thing was that is was bleeding profusely, but Conway felt a scab already forming on his head.

    "Well that was scary. Hey Nemorac can we get that hole closed? there are more of them and some of them have bows now."
     
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    Nemorac's attention was pulled from the ceiling as his compatriots filed through the opening. Having not seen any immediate pursuit, he let out a small sigh of relief. He then looked towards where Blade had gone off to, hearing the fellow Hylian's shouts. He was about to head that way when he saw the arrow fly by them, and turned to see Conway checking himself and finding blood. He was honestly shocked the arrow hadn't found more stable purchase, but that shock was quickly replaced with fear on the realization that there were more of them. Not wanting to face more of them and certainly not wanting to get shot, he aimed his right arm up at the spot he'd identified earlier.

    "Power of wind, that which breathes life into all, condense and str-AAGHH!"

    His incantation was cut short and he fell backward, the shaft of an arrow jutting out of his right shoulder. The magic he'd been channeling into his hand unleashed in a semi-wild burst, striking off-target, but still somewhat accomplishing its task. The ceiling started to crumble and fall, closing the hole. Unfortunately, where his magic had struck was too close to them, and when the dust had cleared, Conway and Ishii saw Nemorac's leg trapped underneath the rubble. Nemorac, to his credit, was not freaking out about his leg. His attention was too caught on the searing pain of his shoulder being impaled by the arrow, his left hand having grabbed the shaft of it reflexively as he lay on the ground, caught and unable to move.
     
  17. Blade

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    Alex held fast, scooping up the beautiful object in his hands as his friends had begun making their way over. Ishii came, then Conway shortly after, Nemorac taking up the rear to close off the hole. Arrows shot through at the group, the bounty hunter swiveling around in time to see one narrowly miss purchase in Conway's skull, another taking down their mage friend. Even with only one good eye, it was easy to tell that was going to be a troublesome wound.

    A strong blast of magic crashed against the rock, collapsing and closing off the hole. Dirt and dust filled the air, a cloud billowing out and enclosing around the group. Alex cough, waved a hand to clear the stuff from his face. "Man down!" he called loudly. Shoving the beautiful shining rock into his coat, tucked under the brace across his disfigured arm, he made his way to the downed scholar as quickly as his legs would allow him.

    Skidding across the stone floor, knocking small chunks of debris out of the way, he reached for the man. "Hey, stay with me here." He checked first his trapped leg, putting some weight against the biggest chunk of rubble, testing the strength. "We're gonna need to get this off. Gotta find something to leverage it up enough to get you out of here." He was an engineering major. This sort of thing ought to be a cakewalk for him. However, what he wasn't was a doctor and he didn't know what to do about the injuries.
     
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    The joy of finding the stone was short lived unfortunately, as arrows began flying at the group. Despite being the first one struck, Conway's reaction to it was far from grave, at least. The opening was closed shut by Nemorac, but not before he got the brunt of the attack. Once it was closed off, Blade was checking on him. After determining that Conway would be alright, Ishii ran over to the downed ally.

    "Let me see if I can lift this." The Goron responded, as he tried to get his thick fingers underneath it, but unfortunately it wasn't working. Stroking his chin for a second, he instead put his hands at the top of the hunk. "Okay, I cannot lift it, but..." He began, and with all his strength he was able to lift it up enough to get something underneath it to push it over and off of Nemorac's leg. "Anyone see a large hunk of wood or a rod we get wedge under there?" He asked, looking around on the floor. "Conway, can you look? I'm going to see what we can do about this arrow."

    Leaning down and checking on Nemorac's right shoulder, he could see that he was in a lot of pain. The wound was bleeding, too much to wait for them to leave the arrow in. "We're going to have to remove the arrow and cauterize that wound before we get out of here." He declared, looking from Blade to Nemorac. "I'll carry you out of here once we free your leg, if you need me to." He offered, hoping to at least put part of his mind at ease.
     
  19. Conway jumped up and saw the others moving over to tend to Nemorac. Conway ran in the opposite direction and then stopped. He fired a weak fireball down the corridor illuminating the corridor that lead on after the room. Luckily for them it was empty and he could move on with helping with the treatment of Nemorac without worrying about another wave of Stals assaulting them from the other direction. He moved back over and heard Ishii talking about cauterizing the wound.

    He grabbed Ishii's arm and turned him around, shaking his head. He held up his hand and it glowed with heat. He whispered to Ishii in a low voice as to not let Nemorac hear. "Ok, first don't tell the patient that. Second, you are right and I need you to hold his other arm. " He turned to Blade who was looking for a leverage. He drew his sword and handed it to him. "You break it you are paying to fix it." He then turned back to care for Nemorac inspecting the wound more closely. "Hey move your arm and stay still let me get a look at this. Ok, ok, not as bad as it looks, we can probably do this with just some bandages and some gauze," A lie. He looked up to Ishii and nodded with a look, hoping he would understand it as the signal to hold him down. He pulled out some bandages and gauze from a pouch on his belt, which they were going to need either way this turned out.

    He then grasped the arrow with one hand, using his knee to hold the rest of Nemorac's arm steady, as he heated his other hand behind his back. "Hey Nemorac, i've got a question for you. What's your favorite color?" The moment Nemorac opens his mouth the answer that question, Conway pulls the arrow out from the wound, tossing it aside, and in the very same motion, he pressed his heated hand into the wound, holding it there to seal the wound. It was only a moment later when he pulled his hand back. He feels a sting in his own shoulder from the time he had to do this vary same thing to himself. "Are you hurt anywhere else?" he asked as he began placing bandages over the wound.
     
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    Nemorac was breathing heavily and staring at the arrow still as the others moved to help him. His left hand still clutched the shaft firmly, and only when Conway tried pulling his arm away did the pain cause him to let go with a pained scream. The additional pain caused him to jerk a little, tugging on his leg trapped beneath the rubble. When he felt the restriction, his focus shifted momentarily.

    "I'm gonna die I'm gonna die I'mgonnadie." His eyes darted back to Conway who was talking to him. The words reached his ears, but he was too panicked to understand. When he opened his mouth again to ask what the Sheikah had said, his words were cut off with another pained scream as the arrow was yanked from his shoulder. He closed his eyes and did something he thought he wouldn't ever have done again, he started crying. The young Hylian was scared, injured, and all sense of reason had left him. He was not prepared for things like this.

    "Damn you old man...damn you.....you wanted me to die didn't you?" He asked his old teacher, knowing he wouldn't get a response in this cave.
     

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