Dungeon Of Darkness: Heroes Welcome (To die)!
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In the convergence between worlds, many have dared to venture through its various crevices, uncovering secrets in the form of locations, mysteries and deities alike. Those brave few would soon happen upon a tower laying on a giant island suspended in the air, bridges extending over the vast ocean and connecting it to the mainland. Journeying over the bridges would bring one to the front of the tower, drawbridges lowered as to welcome one into it. A single Jack Frost stands guarding the entrance.
A tall woman dressed in black leather armor of sorts stares around the area before her, a curious look on her face as she looks up to the tower with a grin on her face. She'd just laugh a bit as red ooze on her right-hand forms into a black metal shotgun which is held in her arms as she speaks to the Jack Frost.
"Yoooo man how's it going? You uh, look to be guarding something by my guess... So, is there anything cool in this tower or what? I gotta admit, I'm kinda looking for something to do and I'm hoping ya could help with that."
She'd smile a bit towards the small demon, not really wanting to resort to violence right off the bat. Even if it'd be quite effective most likely given the being is seemingly made of ice, easy prey for her. Regardless, she's hoping that words can get her through this interaction. The gun is simply an implicit statement.
A strange looking person would be playing away with its rather unorthodox saxophone. It was hard to get a read of him other then the fact that he just wished to get out take a stroll and play a tune with his honey saxophone. He would simply approach the the company at the bridge without a care in a world just happy to be playing music on such a fine day.”
“Always nice to see a bunch of faces no matter where you go. Is that the magic of music or just lucky fate i’ll leave that to you. Now then might I inquire on what a lovely tower like this is doing here?”
He would tap his feet with such joy and hit a few doots as he waits about for a response.
[A figure would simply move in. There was no hesitation in their step and their eyes seemed to just blankly stare forward. They'd cross the bridge and ignore everyone else, lifting up a huge pilar that was strapped to their back before bringing it slamming down on top of the jack frost with inhuman strength.]
"My name is Son Goki. I am here for gold and expierence. I have changed my job to a monk as well."
The Jack Frost flashes a devilish grin, turning to meet the speaker.
"This, Hee-Ho, is where you will meet your DOOM! as well as a café and bake shop."
The Jack Frost goes back to where he was standing, staring blankly in the distance for a few second before stealing brief glances at the woman
My job here's just to say that line so you can just walk pas-"
The Jack Frost would be interrupted by being smashed to a pulp by the Hero's pillar
(edited by Factory_Desco)
Isabella suddenly appeared where everyone else was, and somehow with the help of a jet, got there with no inconviences as well as getting there right when everyone else was asking questions to the Jack Frost.
"Hmmm, why am I here again?"
She took off her parachute, almost walking up to the Jack Frost and try and ask questions of her own, but soon realized that opportunity was long gone once the Hero had obliterated the Jack Frost.
"Oh god, uhm...I'm scared now..."
She twirl her long, white hair as a sign of rising anxiety, immediately clinging onto Lautus. If he were to see her, they'd notice that they'd seem eerily similar to a certain someone who's name starts with a T.
Lautus would stare unfazed by the death of the Jack Frost. Rather instead he make his saxophone disappear would walk over and collect the remains of the Jack Frost. With these pieces he would take and put them in his briefcase which you can make out that he usually carries on his back at all times.
“What a poor yet comedic untimely demise. The snow makes for a rather useful patchy replacement. I wonder if I can find some more inside here? Yes I must go further and see for myself!”
Not even showing the slightest of fear or concern Lautus would happily sway his way inside the tower to see what’s inside and if he can find more body parts like this Jack Frost out front. In the process he seem to drag Isabella unknowingly along.
(edited by Lautus)
Ashlyn just stares at Son Goki for a moment, eyes wide at the brutal violence she's witnessed. The thing wasn't even trying to attack them for fuck's sake.
"What the hell was that for man? It was no threat to us in the least bit... Whatever the case is, could you at least try not to kill everything that moves right off the bat? I ain't a pacifist or anything, but I don't exactly consider violence the best first choice."
She sighs a bit and begins walking forward into the place, looking back at Lautus curiously for a moment.
"Anyway, nice meeting you both I guess. Name's Ashlyn, and I've already Mr. Pillar's over there so that's a thing. How about yourself Musician?"
[The hero would just stare at Ahlyn blankely. Their smile never seemed to waiver.]
"I am Son Goki. I am a monk therefore my role in the party is to deal physical attacks to monsters. I must kill all monsters I find in order to collect expierence and gold."
[The hero would head inside the tower, seeming to lose intrest in all else around them.]
The teenage girl would grow even more anxious, tugging at her brown military jacket. It looked really tacky. Everything else she wore looked great and elegant, but the jacket just made everything contradict each other. Maybe it's there for a statement.
"Uhm...since we're all doing introductions, my name is Isabella."
She bowed her head, her voice wavering a bit, especially with the fact that the volume had to raise itself once she had said her name.
"Erm, I guess it's nice to meet you all?"
The heroes would find themselves in a large foyer, circular steps leading to a large set of double doors greet them at the back of the room. Doors to various other rooms liter the sides of the foyer, with a large mirror stand to the left of the stairs. A young woman in a cricked maid outfit with green, patchy and decaying flesh as well as beady eyes stands in front of the heroes, bowing and holding a leather book in her arms.
"Greetings and welcome to this atrocious establishment, do you have a reservation?"
"Lot of encounters so far."
[The Hero would ready their pillar above their head once more, before bringing the pillar down on top of the monster that stood before him.
There was no mercy in his eyes or any intrest in negotiation whatsoever. It was clear that he was here to kill above all else.]
"Our specials today include the Creme Carasli -AHHHHH"
The maid was cut off by their ruthless murder, the room and rest of the tower being free to explore
Lautus would turn around and address the party as they gathered and take notice to Isabelle as well looking very familiar for some reason...it was probably just his boney head though.
“Ah yes my apologies, most people do not bother to ask of my name for I am of little importance but they call me Lautus the 암호 청소부. I’m a traveling Bard and the designate 청소부. I’ve come passing by to play tunes to lighten the mood and fulfill the work for my kingdom I presume you all are here for other ambitions though?”
He would spin around in a twirl and stroll towards this young woman. And converse with her on her world.
“Why might a fine mistress I lay eyes on I do love the style you have going but I can’t say the same for me... i’m afraid I have no resignation is it possible to make one I would hate to miss expiring a tower like thi- oh well there she goes as well. Seems we won’t need to worry about that after all heh.”
(edited by Lautus)
[The hero would loot whatever they could before continueing forward on their quest. They wouldn't even wait for the other to catch up before entering the doors farthest to the left of them.]
Isabella in response to Lautus merely nodded her head, pretending to understand what he was saying. In fact, she would actually be giggling a bit at Lautus' attempt at flirting with the maid if not for the maid's horrible death.
"I think I'm gonna be sick..."
From what could be counted as exploring, Isabella decided to run into the nearest corner in the room and decided to throw up there instead of onto the corpse. Tears almost came out, but it was unreasonable to cry since she should've been used to this.
"Uh...let's talk about family. I have two younger sisters and an older brother."
The hero's loot consisted of a strong wooden bow and several gold pieces, which were automatically absorbed into his inventory
He had entered a long hallway, with various rooms scattered along the left and right sides, white marble constituting the walls. The doors of the rooms had signs to the side of them displaying brief descriptions and ancient symbols. The rooms, from closet to farthest were the bathrooms on Hero's left labeled with blue and orange slimes, a break room ahead of that, a room labeled "Shop" across from it, "Inn" on the right, "Practice Room" right next to that, "Kitchen" across from those and an unlabeled door at the very end of the hallway
Lautus would walk over to the Maid and repeat the same process of collecting the body into the brief case and carrying on back to Isabella only cause he caught her giggles and tears. Feeling bad and being in his nature as a musician he would try to cheer her up right of the bat of sensing it.
“Hey now my good friend what’s got you down? Take a moment no need to rush let yourself breath a bit in and out then let talks and move about ok?”
He would stop Isabella and let her breath in and out wanting her to catch herself before answering her question to keep her controlled and comfortable.
“Now the. About your question I can say I have a whole tree of brother and sisters waiting about somewhere kind of like you so I guess we have that going right?”
It was small talk but impressive for someone as unhinged as he was and similar in ageish to her so to presume. But he tried to handle it almost maturely like he’s done it before.
A slight giggle echoed as the door was thrown open, a group of six walked in, two of them wearing black masks, one wearing a glittery pink mask and two wearing blue masks, and one wearing a red mask, most of the group were familiar with Ashlyn so they approached her,
"Hello, hey look, last time we met I was the only boy in this group, now there's two of us!" Flame said perkily
Twilight giggled lightly at her companion's silliness, the new boy being somehow recognisable, but it would take a moment to register, it was Goro Akechi, the new girl would strike a nerve, being familiar as well, but giving the chills of a villain, her outfit had one black wing and one white wing and she wore a blue crystal mask, she had dark eyes and blonde hair, she would make one think of anime, but which one?
Isabella was ready to keep it balled in, but when she sees Lautus comforting her, more tears came out once again. She kept wiping them away with the sleeves of her jacket but to no avail, looking at him with a gentle smile that contradicts the waterworks her eyes were making.
"Oh, no, th-th, *sniff* thank you, I'm f-feeling fine. I-I swear I am..."
She sighed out, closing her eyes and taking slow breaths like he said before trying her best to continue. Though she's feeling much more calmer than at first, her hand still went and twirled her hair a bit to compensate for her anxiety.
"Y-yes...that's right. M-hmm. We, erm, sure do."
She peeked her head over looks towards where the Hero went, making a note to herself not to go there. Now that she feels slightly better, she stands up on her two feet, holding Lautus' hand as she looks forward.
"This is a dungeon...I think?...if it's a dungeon...I can't seem to get why they all seemed fine to me. L-let's just move onward."
The woman sighs hard at Son Goki, she gets the sense this is gonna be a very long night indeed judging by his manner of dealing with people. At least the other teenager seems normal enough. She smiles over at Isabella and speaks in a calm voice.
"Nice meeting ya, and don't worry too much bout what's going on around here yeah? I'm not gonna let anything happen if I can help it."
The confident tone she speaks in might be reassuring to those who don't know the facts of her sum total of experience in dealing with these things of a few weeks... Upon seeing the 'Hero' act the Witch mutters a curse under her breath and begins to glare at Son Goki. Black smoke begins drifting around her body absently.
"Hey listen, next time would you mind letting me try and be a god damn rational person before slaughtering everything. If that fails slaughter away, I'll help ya even. But Jesus, chill out with the murder please."
She'd look at the leaving Goki with a sigh and follow after him slowly. Though frankly, the girl freaking out is more of a concern for her right now.
"Eh, don't... I'm not gonna say don't worry, it's a bit worrying to me honestly. But whatever, I don't think he's a threat to us. Seems to only care about killing 'Monsters'... Yeesh, wish he'd stop and think instead."
(edited by Ashlyn-Harris)
[The hero would immediatly hurry towards the shop, opening the door and stepping inside. Eager to spend their gold on more efficient means of killing monsters.]
"My name is Son Goki. I have come to buy equipment for gold."
Lautus would let Isabella hold onto his metal covered hand. But inside he would still feel the warmth and sweetness she would bring it was almost inspiring to him.
“I’m a little lost as well but let’s see where it takes us all. Let’s check the shop i’m sure we can find something you would like and still get to explore this place about.”
Lautus would hum a tune for Isabella as they moves to the shop as well to keep up with the group. This place certainly was interesting compared to most as well as full of body parts to harvest thanks to a reckless Goki that seems hellbent to kill, works all the same for him as long as he doesn’t try to smash him next.
(edited by Lautus)
The group of six followed, Flame would start to sing to Isabella, hoping that it would help, though the lyrics were in another language the song was calming altogether
En dashe bu nobe shundu, tie shutwu kewenu swa lei, en dashe bu nobe shundu, tie shutwu kewenu swa lei" he sang
A Jack Frost stood behind a wooden counter, putting down a single automatic pistol down in front of him
"Buy it or i'll commit suicide."
Due to complications, Isabella will now be played on this account.
Isabella smiles gently, letting out a little giggle as she looked at Ashlyn. It seemed to be that the girl was actually getting to feel better, now that she was feeling actual comfort.
“Aw, t-thank you so m-much. You r-really didn’t have to do that...”
Afterwards, she’d hold onto Lautus’ hand and walk at a bit of a sluggish pace. Though, his song made her step evolve into a skip, though it was barely noticeable. The girl also tried and hum along vaguely to his song, coincidentally getting it right as well, though in some ways she messed up a bit due to the other song that she has to hear behind her. She stopped when she got ready to respond once again.
“Oh, t-to the s-shop? M-my s-sister, liked shops. Malls were her favorite...she always tried to look for some new ribbons to put in her teal pigtails.”
Blaze would put up a barrier over the Jack Frost, though it was invisible, the puller would break on impact if it hit the barrier, she had noticed what the "hero" had done to the other two
"Tabitha?" Flame asked quietly
Yep, an encounter three of them could never forget,
(edited by MaskedTwilight)
[The hero was confused...
A new weapon but the thing behind the counter...weren't they a monster? But a new weapon.
Despite their blank expression they were suffering from an internal crisis that seemed to momentarily question their role and their very existence. They would reach out and grab the weapon before leaving behind a pouch of gold coins.
They looked it over before a change seemed to occur within the hero.]
"I have unlocked a new job. Gunner."
[The hero would take the gun and shoot the Jack Frost directly in the head before leaving the shop.]
The bullet, not being a puller, pierced through the barrier and into the head of Jack Frost. It enters his brain, causing an immediate death. He shows no shock, sadness or fear. He had wanted this.
Blaze growled lightly, she always tried to defend innocent beings, even if they were shadows, Flame and the rest would also do that, unless you were talking someone's cognitive version of someone
“Malls huh? I got to see one not a long time back it was shut down thought but I hear there great.”
The mention of a teal ponytail would really get him curious. He swears this and the mall correlate to someone on the top of his head but he can’t scratch his cranium on who.
On entering the shop he would witness the death of another Jack Frost and Goki leaving and look down at Isabella concerned.
“Oh hell that was not what I was hoping...here here hold on a second I think we can still find something for you just keep your mind off of that ok?”
He would look at Isabella and nod at her. He would walk through the shop and see if he could find anything at all for her even a small souvenir to make her happy. He checked high and low and in between the shop for something to catch his hollow eye sockets.
[The hero would salute the Jack Frost before leaving. The hero would then move towards the practice room, getting ready to test his new weapons capabilities.]
"This is a good weapon. I shall use this to gain even further amounts of gold and expierence."
The shop contained various items on shelves as magatama, mushrooms, potions, arrows, bombs, furnishings, candy, cigarettes, hats, yo-yos, baseball bats, gum and bags of potato chips
Son Goki finds himself in a clear, white room with four wooden dummies scattered about.
(edited by Factory_Desco)
[The hero would begin rapidly shooting at the dummies, not even paying attention to what they were hitting. They would simply be trying to break them apart with the sheer amount of bullets.]
Flame pulled a feather off his wing and tickles Isabella with it, it stung a bit but if it made her happy the pain would be worth it,
Lautus would walk over and take one of the hats off the shelf. It was a dapper brown looking one dating back to a different era of fashions but he rather like it. He would put it on Isabella and chuckle before standing back and observing..
“There now, I think you look way better with a hate and that jacket of yours what do you think huh?”
The new girl pulled a ring off her finger and handed it to Isabella,
"Be careful with this, it can do damage to yourself, but it can also be a cute accessory" she said
She explained how it had a hidden blade and how to use it, so that Isabella wouldn't cut herself like she had done so many times,
The dummies, riddled with bullets, fall to the ground and dissipate like shadows
[The Hero would pull out sunglasses from...somewhere and equip them. They exit the room and head towards the unmarked room. There was bloodlust running wild in their eyes as they looked for more monsters to kill.]
Isabella looked down on the floor once again, uncomfortable feelings now coming to haunt her once again, she tugged at her jacket and shakes, but it all changed when she looked up. Now there she was, wearing a cute looking hat that goes with her jacket.
“H-huh? Oh, t-thank you! You r-really didn’t h-have to!”
She giggles once more, no more time nor motivation to go back to sulking now that she wears her hat. She picked it up and looked at it before holding it to her chest.
“I-It’s great. T-thank you, it looks wonderful...it reminds me of...joy...”
The weight of her words would bring so much flowing inspiration and joy back to Lautus himself. The purity of Isabella was a bit to much to bear at this rate yet he holds his bones together.
“Then it seems i’ve done my job correct please let me know if you want anything else from here and i’ll get it just for you.”
He would hop over the counter out his briefcase down and clean up the corpse of another dead Jack Frost into his suitcase.
The room the Hero entered had an assortment of round tables covered with velvet cloth. Patrons of completely different species sat together, such as those with heads resembling mushrooms or short red peoples with white faces. Most tables had big meals in the center as well. On a big stage to the Hero's right stood a short, white skeleton in a blue jacket who appeared to be doing some sort of routine.
[The hero would look around and begin...Trying to figure out where they were. This place was strange even to them. THe tables, the food, and the stage...Was this a pub? They were upset because of the confusion they felt. This wasn't a normal place for encounters yet there were monsters everywhere.
Anger, rage, annd...expierence. They could no longer hold back. They'd begin firing one bullet after another, trying to execute each and every monster they could see, one by one. Their smile never left their face and their eyes had gone fully bloodshot now.]
Isabella put the hat on, humming a little bit before hearing Lautus’ offer on getting her more stuff. Her sister would probably take advantage of it, but he was being nice, so she didn’t want to do that. She didn’t really want to do it, ever.
“Wha-whaat? O-oh, n-no it’s totally fine, n-no problem, I-uh, I swear!”
She bowed her head repeatedly as a sign of apologetic essence, conveniently covering her eyes from the corpse he’s carrying. This also makes it so that it was a wonder how her hat didn’t fall off, and other things.
The bullets spayed everywhere, instantly taking out any monster that didn't duck for cover. One after another, the rest quickly fell from fatal shots. The short skeleton dodged a bullet coming his way
"What, you thought I was just gonna stand the-"
He was interrupted by a second bullet barreling towards him, hitting him straight in the chest. Red liquid starts squirting out from where he was shot as he falls to the ground, a distraught look on his face.
Lautus would see her response and smile underneath. She was kind of easy to read but he has an idea of what to do. He would collect some potions off the self for himself and a baseball bat and ball which he would walk over and bestow to her almost like a royal bestowing.
“To you my shining bright pupil I bestie upon you another gift. A sturdy bat to bat away an evil in you way. I thought you like it you seem like you could use some more fun.”
He would wait for her to take it even giving a nod of reassurance.
(I guess I am being ignored...)
(Sorry, I get focused on certain parts sometimes which includes everyone else but you)
(Heh... this entire time I was only acknowledged twice in the roleplay, once by you once by Isabella)