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Niryastare


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The door swished shut with a gust of air as she started her way down the stairs into Niryastare. Her supple leather boots made padded footfalls on each step. I hope that there aren't any spiders down here. She thought to herself, shuddering remembering the last ruin where a giant spider dropped down from the ceiling behind her. As she rounded the corner of the corridor, she could hear the shuffling of feet, then the groan of a zombie. She readied her spell as she approached the open door to the next room. There were three of them. All focused primarily around a table at the center of the room where a dead rat was laying. She fought the urge to vomit.

She changed the composition of her spell slightly to have it explode on impact. She quietly walked into the doorway and launched the fireball at the table. It exploded in an inferno that blew the zombies apart and incinerated the body parts. One room down, only three or four more on this level. Searching the chamber she found nothing of value. Exiting the chamber, she again made her way to the next room, incinerating the undead that she came across. Finding nothing on this level, she decided to descend into the Niryastare Silaseli. Again she searched the outer rooms and found nothing but undead and unreadable books. Thinking that these ruins were a waste of time, she approached the central room.

As she approached the chamber she could feel arcane energies emanating from within. They were corrupted somehow. She could sense their wrongness. She called up the power within her to empower her spells, channeling the energy into the shape she desires. She peaked her head into the room. There she saw a lich in the center of the room in front of a chest which promised her he lore she was looking for. Again, she felt the wrongness in the flow of magic here, stronger now with the proximity to the lich. She decided to test the lich and see what he was capable of.
She cast a chameleon spell on herself and ran across the edge of the room to stand behind the lich. She then released her chameleon spell and cast a weak fireball at the lich. Her spell ricochet off a shield around the lich and came flying back at her. She quickly dodged the direct hit, but was still effected by the explosion of the spell and was thrown into the wall.

Her head spinning, she tried to piece together what was happening. A shield shouldn't reflect a spell like that, it should have simply absorbed it. What is happening with the magic in here? That is when she felt it. A presence not like anything else, and nothing like what should be emitted by a lich.
"You have finally come." the lich spoke.
"Wha...You were waiting for me?" Rythis asked, still dazed from hitting the wall.
"I was waiting for someone like you. Exactly who it was is inconsequential." the lich replied.
"What is it that you want?"
"I am in Aetherius, I want for not. I wish to help those who wield the powers of my sacrifice help themselves. You have answered my call. So, I have chosen you."
Aetherius? Wield your sacrifice? He can't be speaking of magic!
"Ah, you are a clever one aren't you?" the lich said. This made Rythis start. She quickly cast another invisibility spell on herself and ran for the door, but it slammed shut before she could reach it. "Let us see what you are made of." The lich then cast a lightning bolt at her. Rythis managed to get a shield up just in time to absorb the spell, but the bolt was so powerful that it left her drained. She doubted that she could block another one. The lich chuckled, seeming to sense her panic.
Before he could cast again, she darted to the left, going on the offensive she flung a series of fireballs at the lich, which were absorbed by its shield before they could reach it. How strong is this thing? Is it Daedra or Undead?
"I am neither, foolish mortal! I am Aedra!" The voice was no longer coming from the lich, it seemed to permeate the entire room. "Few could have resisted the spell that I threw at you, this vessel was the last to do so for many of your centuries. You are the one that I want." The lich's body crumpled to the ground and crumbled to ash. "I wish to remain here no longer, see what it is I have chosen for you to do."
The room flashed with a blinding white light. Rythis then saw visions of a world that could be. A world that resembled Aetherius. She saw the being that spoke to her, a being of pure magic. The being was Magnus. The images shifted, she was seated at a table, surrounded by mages and knights. She was giving orders, commanding them as her army. Then her world went black.

She awoke some time later in her bedroom back in Cloudrest. She sat up with a start, scanning her surrounding, her hands bursting into flames; ready to defend herself. Then she realized where she was. Was it just a dream? Could I really have just fought Magnus, the God of Magik and won? She decided that it was just a dream. She got out of bed and exited her room. Heading downstairs, she entered the kitchen to scare her mother to death.
"Where did you come from! I told you and your sister not to teleport into the house!" Her mother exclaimed.
"I didn't mother. I was in an Ayleid ruin in Cyrodiil just a few moments ago." she explained.
"Then how did you end up here?" Her mother asked, crossing the room to look at her daughter with concern. "Are you well? Tell me what happened." They sat down at the table and Rythis told her mother everything that had happened.

A short story to flesh out the background of my character. Nothing special.
This post was last modified: November 25th 2012 12:11 AM by Archmage Rythis


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I really liked that, Rythis :)




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(December 3rd 2012 05:52 AM)Triskele Wrote:  I really liked that, Rythis :)

Really? Thank you so much! That means a lot coming from you Tris.


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You're most welcome, will we get to read more in the future?:D




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(December 3rd 2012 08:06 AM)Triskele Wrote:  You're most welcome, will we get to read more in the future?:D

With permission from Kyroh and Qa Dar I would like to write about how she meets both of them and create her guild and join her alliance. But, she has had explored many more ruins before Niryastare, so you might see some of those.

Of course, any major writing is going to have to wait until after finals..lol


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