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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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    This couldn't have gone any worse. Well, actually it could have, Someone could have died and that would have obviously been the worst possible outcome. Though... all four dying would have been worse than just one, and anyway- Alex had gone into this expecting to be prepared for someone to be wounded. Hell, he expected himself to be the one wounded as he was the resident cripple, the slowest and possibly weakest of the bunch with his handicaps. Yet, seeing others hurt like this actually shocked him, stunned him into not knowing exactly how they were going to get out of this. Still, he was going to damn himself to hell if he was going to let these new pals take the same route his previous mates had.

    They'd found the star! The mission was completed! They couldn't just die here, now, so close to the end.

    Ishii was fast at work, but they still required some kind of leverage to give him aid. Being offered a sword, he nodded and took it from the other. "I'll treat it like a lover," he said, the look in his eyes probably making it hard to tell if he was making a joke or not. Still, he wedged it into place, putting his weight against it to hoist the boulder as much as he could. "As soon as you can.. get him out," he grunted. This was incredibly painful and stressful on his not so great shoulder, but he wasn't going to whine about it. He wasn't the one in need here!

    Their poor, injured, crying companion was in grave danger. If they didn't move fast, he might not make it. Though, Alex was sure he'd have some nice words he could carve into a memorial stone for him.... should it come to that. Though, he hoped it did not.

    Hearing him talk, probably babbling to himself to keep his mind busy, Alex still found himself asking. "Who are you talking about? Who wants you to die? Listen now, you're not going to die." He couldn't promise that, yet he would anyway.
     
  2. Ishii Matanzas

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    Having his arm grabbed by Conway startled him, but ultimately he was right. Subtly was never his strong suit, or bedside manners. Still, the point had been made and he began working on Nemorac's arm. Holding the smaller man down while Conway prepared to remove the arrow, then heating it to stop the bleeding. As he was dressing the wound, Ishii wanted to pitch in a quip, but Nemorac was far from normal. Not that he could blame him, he supposed, but at least he didn't have to wait and deal with it being in there long enough to infect anything. He hoped.

    "Calm yourself, you shall be fine Nemorac. It is merely a flesh wound." Ishii offered. He wondered who he was babbling about, and hoped he hadn't suffered a head injury as well. Blade comforted him best he could as well, and Ishii shrugged. "If we need, I will carry Nemorac as we find a way out - and away from any more danger." He concluded. Seemed as though every turn down here just led to more fighting. It was fine and good when everyone was okay, but an injured teammate meant escaping, and quick. "Anyone got a plan?" He asked, hoping someone had an answer.
     
  3. Conway looks to Blade as he took the sword. "Well then we will see how you treat a lover," Conway quipped back with a smile, trying to bring some humor to the grim mood. He turned back to Nemorac and finished wrapping the bandages. It was makeshift, but it would hold for a while at least. He would definitely need to wrap it better and see a proper healer sooner rather than later, but for now Nemorac was out of the worst of it. "Sorry about that, but they say it hurts less when its a surprise." He looked over as blade lifted the largest of the rocks on Nemorac's lower half. He began to pull Nemorac a little, but came up against some resistance. "Hey Ishii, Gimme a hand here." Eventually, with some effort, Nemorac was pulled from the rocks. "No you are not going to die, not if we have anything to say about it."

    He check's Nemorac's legs, and they do not appear to be broken, though his right ankle is twisted into an unnatural position. "So, Nemorac, tell me about magic, where did you learn it? Did you have a teacher or mentor, or are you just naturally talented like that?" as he says this he, is very gingerly using the shaft of the arrow, that he had just pulled out of Nemorac's arm, to make a makeshift splint. He listens and nods paying attention to Nemorac as he works. He has no more bandages, so he makes do with some rope, and the arrow shaft that had grazed himself, putting one shaft on either side of his ankle and tied them together with the ropes, immobilizing the ankle in a natural position.

    He looks over to Ishii and Blade, "Ok so he is not gonna be able to walk himself out of here, and I am running on nothing but adrenaline right now, and might collapse any second, so one of you is gonna have to carry him." he turns to Blade, "Oh, and can I get my Lover back now?"
     
  4. Nemorac

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    Nemorac panted and grimaced, his focus shifting from one person to the other as they asked questions. Trying to sort them in his mind, he first turned to Blade. "My teacher, he's the one who sent me out into the world, said I'd learned all I could from him...said I needed to experience things on my own." His attention shifted to Conway. "While I'm gifted, I was taught. Old man saw me staring into his house one day, came by and told my parents he could make something out of me." He sat himself up, the panic starting to ebb now that the arrow was out of him and his leg was free.

    "No, I don't want to be carried..." He attempted to get up but pain shot through his lower left leg. "Gaaah! Fuuckk....I...refuse to be a burden anymore than I am now." He scooted himself over towards the wall, and tried to move himself up the wall to stand on one leg, using the wall for support. "I'll...hobble along the wall if I have to..."
     
  5. Blade

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    Wiping dust clear from the sword, Alex passed it back like it was a precious artifact not to be mishandled. "She's quite a beauty," he commented. A fine piece of hardware, he could always appreciate a good blade. "You take great care of her." While he couldn't say if it was a her though, he called it as such for the sake of it. Sometimes people named their weapons or gave them personality, and sometimes people chose to believe they were just inanimate objects and needed to be treated as such. Neither was exactly incorrect. If a tool was precious enough, one tended to get attached.

    As their mage companion attempted to stand, Alex hand his hands out, ready to catch the man should he fall on his face or something. He could have made a dozen comments on how he wasn't sure he could carry anyone being a cripple himself, but maybe it was best to try and stay positive and focus on things they could help.

    "What better way to experience the world than falling headlong into danger and excitement,"
    he mused, making a smile. He looked around the room carefully. "Looks to be safe in here for the time being. That path blocked off. We got what we came for and there's... there's got to be another way out." These were sewers once, right? Sewers had multiple branching paths and numerous exits. There was the hole in the ceiling, but at least half of the party now would have way too much trouble climbing that. "I can go have a look around. All paths can't possibly be blocked off." There was no way his luck was that bad.

    Crossing further into the room, past debris and dust, a few spots looked promising. Maybe he had some good luck in him yet. "What about over here..? Maybe? I've no idea where any of these lead or how far into the city we might be right now."
     
  6. Ishii Matanzas

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    After helping Conway get Nemorac's trapped leg from underneath the rocks, he listened quietly as Conway spoke to him whilst treating his injuries. Nemorac discussing his history was intriguing, but his insistence to walk on his own was what stood out to Ishii. "You are quite brave for someone so inexperienced in the real world, but do not be so stubborn." He commented to the injured man, as he tried to stand and walk with the aide of the wall. "You probably should not be walking on your own until someone can look at that ankle of yours." He looked over to Blade, then shrugged. "I do not mind carrying you."

    Looking back at Blade, who was musing which way to go now that we had the artifact they had gone in for in the first place, Matanzas mused and shrugged. "Well, considering there were multiple entrances to these sewers, maybe if we continue onward down that way.." he said, pointing to an opening near Blade, "we can find an opening out of here? Sure we might find ourselves escaping from a worse spot than where we began, but all I know is staying here won't help us." He glanced at Nemorac. "And I don't think we need any more injured party members."
     
  7. As Nemorac told his story, Conway nodded and smiled, reminded of how he was taught magic. "I has a good teacher as well. Though her training was tough, I wouldn't be here without it," he said trying to comfort Nemorac some. As he tried to stand and walk, Conway Shot up and grabbed him around the waist and pulled him back, gently sitting him down again. "Agreed Ishii. Nemorac you are not a burden, if not for you then we would probably all be pincushions right now."

    Conway listened to Ishii and Blade discuss how they were to get out of this place and Conway nodded in agreement. "That is our only chance of getting out of here." Conway looks down the dark path, and sighs. "Well, I assume I'm back to scouting. No rest for the weary.Ok, gimme a second or two." He takes out his waterskin and takes several large gulps from it before returning it to his belt and standing up again. "Alright, so to keep this easy, lets try to be a little stealthier. No torches. Though it strains my eyes, I can see in pitch darkness. I'll leave tiny embers behind me to guide you though this passage."

    He waited for everyone to get ready before he slowly moved into the dark tunnels ahead of them. He moved forward slowly, his eyes gradually adjusting to the dark. He snapped his fingers creating a spark which fluttered to the ground, and remained burning there. It was dimm enough for the light to not bounce off the walls and be seen from a distance, but bright enough for the others to see it and be able to follow it.
     
  8. Nemorac

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    He had indeed tried walking some as his companions talked, and stumbled some, grateful that Conway was there to grab him. He sighed in frustration as he was led back onto the cave floor. "Alright, if you feel it best I shall defer to your judgement Ishii." Looking towards Conway again, he shook his head some. "I somehow feel you all would've been able to get through things without me. If not by collapsing the tunnel, then by evading or ambushing them around a corner or something." He grabbed his own waterskin and took a gulp from it. "So far that's all I've really contributed. I've also almost managed to kill myself by falling, get skewered by an arrow, and get my leg trapped in rubble. So from my perspective, it's a net negative."

    He couldn't help but give a small, barely noticeable grim smirk as he realized that this was another thing his teacher had tried to hammer out of him: his ability to see mainly the negative in what he did. He'd certainly made plenty of mistakes in his training, and yet his master was never too hard on him. It was equal parts chastisement and praise whenever there was anything worth praising. No, it was fine that he blew the windows out, because that was quite a powerful gust for a young trainee. But he still had to replace the window of course. Things like that. He looked up at Ishii again. "So, do I need to try to stand up again?"
     
  9. Blade

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    "Even if they might have been able to escape, I doubt I could have," Alex replied with a gentle snort. It was luck for his part that they'd managed to cut off the creatures' advances on them. Alex was not a runner. He would have had to stay and try to fight them off one by one until he either won or succumbed to them. In that sense, he owed a lot to his friends here. It was just unfortunate others had gotten hurt for it. "At least that's one little positive coming from me."

    Dusting off his hands, he started to follow along behind Conway. "Either way, staying here won't do us any good. As long as we're still able, we've got to keep moving before those creatures find another way around and start coming for us again." At this rate, they were just going to be sitting ducks if they didn't start going. "You just let us know the moment you see anything," he called ahead, "Any noises or lights or especially anything living that's larger than a rat."
     
  10. Ishii Matanzas

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    Ishii nodded and listened while Conway set up a plan to escape. No torches would make traversing difficult, but at least he had a backup plan for that. "Stealth is more key now than ever. You lead, Blade you stay between us, Nemorac and I will take the rear. " He added then glanced to the speck of light on the ground. "Nifty skill." He commented to the others. "I bet he is the light of many parties." It may not be the best time or place to make such comments, but all things considered a bit of levity might be best for all of them.

    Turning to Nemorac, he shook his head. "Such negativity will not get you far in life. Always look at the positives." He began, as he reached his arms underneath his body. Picking the thin Hylian up he made sure not to disturb his leg too much to avoid causing further injury. "At least you are still breathing." Ishii said with the hint of his grin on his face in his tone. "And you are with people who care enough about you to make sure you are healed. Some people do not have that luxury." His tone was more serious, but no malice in his voice. Once Conway led the way and Blade took the middle, Ishii grunted as he took the rear, making sure to keep Nemorac secure in his grasp.
     
  11. Conway chuckled softly at Ishii's remark, "Why thank you, Ishii." He turned and began to lead the way once again dropping embers every few meters. While he could see in the pitch darkness of the tunnels, he could make out little more than general shades of grey and shapes. This was enough though, to lead the party through the tunnels.

    He did not know the layout of these tunnels, so began to wander a little, sometimes wandering off ahead for a few minutes, to search a new path. His pathfinding was not totally aimless however. The entire time he was leading them he tried his best to find tunnels that lead in the same general direction from where they came. More than once when he wandered ahead he came to a path with a few stray Stalfos in it, but Conway was stealthy enough that he avoided detection. He looped looped back around and quietly told them the situation before turning them around in a different direction.

    Eventually as he was scouting ahead, he peaked around a corner, and while he didn't see anything interesting, he felt something. He felt a slight wave of cold air against his face. An exit! He couldn't see it, but that breeze told him that there was one somewhere down this path. He quickly made his way back to the group. "Hey! I think I've found a way out, come on," he said to them in hush tones. He dropped another ember and lead them to where he found the breeze. He followed it around a corner. To the left, then the right, then right again, then left. Finally, as he peaked around a corner and spotted a small beam of light that illuminated a ladder that lead up to the surface. "Alright then, who's ready to get out of here?" He reached for the ladder and climbed his way up.

    He moved the small piece of rubble that concealed the hole and took a peak. The quick change from the darkness of the caves to the bright light of day was blinding. It took him a few moments to adjust. When he could finally see clearly, he took stock of the surroundings. They seem to have come up in the middle of some rubble, which one can only assume was a house at some point. There didn't seem to be any enemies in sight so he pulled himself through and called down the shaft, "Hey, the coast is clear. You can come on up."
     
  12. Nemorac

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    Nemorac held onto the Goron as he was lifted up into his grasp, upset that he had to be carried like this. He started to replay the lead-up to this situation in his head. Had he been wrong to offer his help? No, he felt he was right in doing that. He could've dodged to the side before trying to collapse the hole...no, that might've resulted in him not hitting his mark. He closed his eyes as he thought, breathing slow and steady as he tried not to think about the pain he still felt. Focusing on where he went wrong would be better.

    And yet, as he did so, his brow furrowed with frustration, and his fists started to clench. The fact of the matter was, no matter how he thought about it, the only way he could have prevented this from happening would've been to have not come in the first place. Opening his eyes he looked up to the ceiling of the cave, using the dim bits of light that Conway had left around to try to look at the rock formations, trying to make out anything interesting. When they finally made it to the ladder leading out, he looked to Ishii and finally spoke after all that time being carried.

    "I can at climb it by myself...at least, I don't want to risk the both of us falling by you trying to hold me as you climb it."
     

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