Things That Go Bump in the Night ((Open))

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Post by Kanuu » 03/24/11

A very late hour in the Raven Mythic... Or was it a very early hour? That odd time in between where you just aren't sure... All is quiet, or at least that's how it seems. Yet, up the stairs, down the hall, a door is open slightly. The soft blue glow of a strange light illuminates a small portion of the hall, where it escapes the room. occasionally, strange sounds can be heard... or are they echo's of sounds? It's difficult to tell... A soft, playful purr-growl of a tiger, an eerie whooping sound of a crane, and the soft cry of an eagle.

A breeze blows from the crack in the door, causing it to open just a little more, as if taunting curiosity. The breeze smells like the forest, moss, trees, grass, flowers... but not overpowering. Voices can be heard, whispering, though it's difficult to make out what they're saying from here.

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Post by Pyxie » 03/29/11

From light to shadow to shadow once more, skipping the light with motions fluid and practiced. That timeless moment between midnight and near-dusk was her favorite time to prowl, to keep her sneaking skills at their best. She had her uniform for whenever these urgest to stalk and slink came about her: a mottled grey-black outfit replete with numerous pockets and tarnished clasps and buttons that absorbed rather than reflect light. It felt good to pad, to sneak, to give in to the quieter aspects of being a rogue.

Pyxie paused as she saw the blue gow from the door's half-open crack. She really did try not to pry into the buisness of the guests. The operative word being try, of course. When it came to denying temptation, the feir'dal usually manged to at least form the letter "N" before her resistance deteriorated. Plus the light was blue. Who could turn down peeking through a keyhole at blue light? Not her. Not her at all.

She knew which floorboards creaked, which ones could support her weight silently and she quickly darted down the hall to the door. A slight bit of pressure eased the clasp of one pocket open and a small dentist mirror was moved to reflect the blue light and the contents of the room while its holder remained carefully hidden by the door itself. She squinted and rotated the mirror up and down, trying to see what or who was making such odd sounds...

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Post by Illiase » 03/29/11

Illiase strode through the halls of the Mythic, a sort of look in her eye that lacked purpose. A midnight stroll likely, nothing more. As she made her way, the light caught her eye. She started to move more lightly, that curious glint in her eye that always shows up when she's particularly interested in something.

As she spots Pyxie, she crouches down next to her and peers at the mirror.

"Something interesting going on?"

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Post by Kanuu » 03/30/11

Flickering of ghostly translucent Kerra can be seen standing around Kanuu's bed through the dentist mirror. The door, being recently oiled, and not locked as Kanuu has never been explained things should be locked, it silently creeps open, providing more and more room to view what's going on the more it is nudged.

The apparitions do not seem to notice them peeking. If they are aware of them, they do not seem to care. Their attention is clearly focused upon the young Kerra sleeping soundly. Faint whispers can be detected in the room, as a soft breeze blows through.

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Post by Illiase » 03/30/11

Illiase's eyes shift from a light pink to a deep scarlet as she catches sight of the spirit-kerra, one ear twitching slightly as she catches the faint sounds.

"Can't make out what they're saying... wonder what they're doing?"

She continues to watch, the light reflecting off her hair and eyes giving her a soft glow.

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Post by Pyxie » 03/31/11

"I'll try to read lips.." A pause..

"The fire of the fish does not revolve around the plebian masses... With great peperoni comes greater mozerella.. The invading mist of time masses upon the borders of afterthought..."

Pyxie shakes her head. "No good. Still can't read lips worth a dang, and kerran lips aren't the same as others I've practiced on." She considers this thoughtfully. "They don't seem to be doing him any harm. Think we should go in?"

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Post by Kanuu » 03/31/11

Just as Pyxie asks, "Think we should go in?", the breeze within the room picks up momentarily, causing the door to slowly open further, invitingly, wide enough for them to enter one at a time. It's rather creepy really.

The spirits do not cast reflections in the mirrors on the walls. Though, with the door open, they can be seen more easily. Their paw and tail gestures seem to indicate some sort of discussion, quite possibly about Kanuu, who is still sound asleep and purring softly.

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Post by Pyxie » 03/31/11

Spooky scene...spooky wind opening a door spookily.. Pyxie nodded to herself: This required discreetion and posse, a careful approach unless something horrible were to go wrong. "This may be dangerous," she conferred to her co-peeper.

"you first," she applies pressure to Illasie's back and pushes her forward, following after closely.

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Post by Illiase » 03/31/11

She smiles faintly, nodding at Pyxie. Illiase leads the way in, her footsteps light, crouching low and drawing her cloak around her in hopes of remaining unseen. She glances back at Pyxie, gesturing.

"Can ya' make anything out yet?"

She whispers the words as she moves along, stopping a meter or so away from the gathering.

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Post by Riessa » 04/02/11

The thin Kerra girl tossed and rolled over on the bed. A cool draft of air brought her almost to waking and she frowned in her sleep, stretching out her arms in search of the cuddly warm elves she had become accustomed to sleeping with. Finding no one in the bed with her caused her to finally come awake. Opening an eye, she looked about the room. Seeing no one, she was just about to grab the blankets and roll over when hushed voices and the scent of apples caught her attention.

An expression of curiosity on her face, she hopped off the bed and padded quietly to the door. Looking up and down the hall, she spied Pyxie and another elf she had seen before, but did not know well, standing outside one of the other rooms looking in. A mysterious blue glow bated the two elves and piqued Riessa's curiosity. Quietly she padded down the hall towards the two. Halfway down the hall, she passed a mirror hung on the hall and glanced at it, noticing she had forgotten to put her robe on before she left the room she shared. Shrugging to herself, she continued down the hall to the door, arriving in time to put a hand on Pyxie's shoulder just as she was about to walk into the room.

Her eyes widened as she noticed where the blue light was coming from...

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Post by Illiase » 04/02/11

Illiase turns to look over her shoulder, noticing Riessa out of the corner of her eye. She puts a finger to her lips, smiling faintly at her, before turning back to watch the scene.

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Post by Pyxie » 04/02/11

"Eee!" she muffles the last of the "eep" with her own hands as Reissa comes up behind her. The feir'dal then playfully tickles the kerran with mock reproach. Pyxieglances toward the spectral figures to see if they noticed or react...if they don't, or even if they do for that matter...she clears her throat and says quite audibly. "Oy! Wot's all this then?"

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Post by Kanuu » 04/03/11

The spirits pay no attention to the onlookers. They just continue with their conversation in Kerran. Now that they are closer, the words can be made out.

"Sensei Korongo, Sifu Simba, it was not expected he would find them so quickly, find us so quickly, much less train so hard in our arts. Though his chi is still young, it is quite strong.", Expert Tai whispered in the center of the other two.

"Expert Tai is correct. His nature is still quite wild. One of us should remain with him at all times, to guard him from danger.", Sensei Korongo replied from the right.

"Sensei Korongo, I would agree, and I suspect we all have come to the same conclusion as to who it should be.", Sifu Simba added, standing on the left.

Korongo and Tai turned to Simba, nodding in agreement. "It shall be done.", Simba stated.

All three of them began glowing brightly as the breeze picked up within the room. The three Kerran spirits... ancestors... began to shimmer as their shapes changed. Tai's shape changed to that of an Eagle. Korongo's shape changed to that of a Crane. Simba's shape changed to that of a Tiger.

Three whispers in unison upon the breeze could be heard. "Combine with his chi, adapt and watch over him always..." The symbol upon Kanuu's paw crackled with ancient energy as he lay there nude upon the bed. The eagle shrieked, the crane squawked, and the tiger... the tiger stepped forward and roared. It leaped into the air, into Kanuu and vanished. His body began changing shape. His paws quivered, his tail twitched, as he transformed into a beautiful male bobcat. He held the shape only for moments, and reverted back to himself. Whatever they had done, it was now complete.

The two other spirits flapped their wings, and vanished out the window. Kanuu lay there, groaning softly and purring, his arms and legs stretching out as he slept.

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Post by Riessa » 04/03/11

Riessa watches the blue figures converse and disperse, her eyes wide, and tail whipping anxiously. Stepping closer to Pyxie, she put a hand on the elf's arm.
"What happen?" she asks nervously, "what they say, is hurt blue pants boy?"

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Post by Pyxie » 04/04/11

"Oy oy," Pyxie pondered and then carefully put her hand over Riessa's eyes: it was stlil early for some lessons. "Well I think he's gonna be okay, it sounds like his ancient gaurdian ki-critters are concerned he's learning too much too fast. The tiger fellah has decided to stick around as his spiritual guru to help guide him along the path path. I think the only danger he has is catchin' cold if he keeps kickin' off his blankets like that."

The feir'dal looks to Illiase, "Whad'ya'think? Wake him or let the boy slumber blissfully. Fellahs always seem to get itchy and contrary when they know somebody is constantly looking over their shoulder."

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Post by Illiase » 04/04/11

"I'm worried. Maybe we should wake him?"

The little 'dal looks to the both of them, not sure of the right course.

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Post by Riessa » 04/04/11

"why not I look?" Riessa whispered, moving her head this way and thatn, trying to peek around Pyxie's hand.

"Blue pants boy friend I. if him hurt, want help"

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Post by Pyxie » 04/04/11

"Well if two courses o' action are available to me, you know damn well I'm going to take the one that muddies the water the most most." So saying, she side-steps right, applying pressure to Riessa's elbow to spin the inquisitive kerran as she tries to peek...while Riessa is so distracted, the feir'dal then steps forward, grabs a pillow and applies it to Kanuu to allow modesty. She then taps the boy's bedframe twice with her foot as she steps backward quickly: she knows that waking a sleeping martial artist can be tricky.

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Post by Kanuu » 04/05/11

As the bed frame is tapped, he leaps up quickly with a thunderous ROAR. His eyes immediately take on a feral look, glowing bright blue. His claws extend, the pillow falling to the bed below as he attaches to the ceiling ala instant velcro kitteh!

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Post by Riessa » 04/05/11

Riessa's squeak of surprise at being turned away turns into a squall of fear as the roar booms through the room. Her eyes wide and panicky, she quickly dives for the closest place of safety she can see.

In a blur, she disappears beneath Kanuu's bed, only a small tuft of her tail visible.

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Post by Illiase » 04/05/11

"Oh dear..."

Illiase moves a bit closer, a nervous expression upon her face.

"Kanuu, it's me, Illiase. It's all right..."

She looks him straight in the eye, though it's obvious she's about ready to bolt under the bed with Riessa if she fails to get through to him.

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Post by Pyxie » 04/06/11

In her best seargant-in-the-militia voice, Pyxie speaks up "Holy Orc Tits, Solldier! What kind of way is that to greet a lady?! Are you a squirrel or a Kerran? Get off that wall and get to AH-TEN-SHUUUN!"

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Post by Kanuu » 04/06/11

He blinks for a moment, looking slightly confused. After recognizing Pyxie's voice, and her unique sense of humor, he lets go, landing softly on the floor in front. He tilts his head slightly for a moment with the WTF look on his face. After looking down a moment at his state of undress, then back up at the two women, his nose turns pink as he blushes, grabbing the pillow and placing it in front of him with a sheepish grin. He doesn't seem to be aware of Riessa hiding under the bed.

"What for wake up?", he asks in his usual poor common.

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Post by Illiase » 04/06/11

"Uh... you explain."

She points to Pyxie, not quite sure of the events herself.

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Post by Pyxie » 04/07/11

Pyxie clears her throat and begins to count off points on her fingers.

"Point-the-one. Ya left your door unlocked." She extends her pinky.

"Point-the-one-point-oh-one If ya leave door unlocked ya gotta wear britches, or the folks wandering the halls are gonna be weighin' ya jewels." She extends her left index finger and the right pinkey.

"Point-the-one-point-oh-one-anciliarory-factor-seven...There's folks here ya probably don't want playing with ya family jewels..." She looks at the seven fingers she now has showing and does a mental count. "Wait..no...I got off track here. She shakes her hands and starts over.

"Your ancient ancestors held a pow-wow over your sleeping form, expressing concern that you've gotten so high-and-mighty so fast. They're concerned ya got the power but lack the wisdom. They drew straws or whatever spirits do to determine things, and the tiger fellah decided to stick around and be your ghost-mentor." She nods and looks to Illiase and Reissa'a hidden form for confirmation o' what she' heard.

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