Requiem of the Undying

Ash's Journal Entry #6
God Won't Save You Now

    So we ended up going to this town to find the preacher who was supposedly killing of D-Bees. We found him.

    We rolled up the town with a simple plan. Jeagar, Milo, and I would enter the town to see if it was safe for D-Bees. Jeagar and myself look human and Milo in full armor just looks tall. We would drive in, check things out, and have Milo use his armor's radio to check in with Zeke, and Ragnar to prompt further action.

Side note: On our way to town I noticed another Nightbane passing us on the road in a caravan. We decided to leave it be at least for the time being.

    We rolled into the town and all all the people looked terrified of us as outsides I imagine. Then we saw it. City square was filled with crucifixes and corpses. D-Bees had been crucified. He radioed back to Zeke and Ragnar to stay back. We were on our own for now… When we dismounted we were approached by a juicer. After a bit of talking we recognized him to be Mason, the juicer we encountered on our way out of Arzino. That should have been a tip off… But it wasn't. We tried to inquire about the priest but he was in his morning prayer session. To wait for him we talked in the bar, while Milo excused himself to contact Ragnar to inform him our findings.

    After a while we we told he was ready and we were led outside. We were led out to the sight of that asshole who was bitching about D-Bees with Mason's group before. Should have tipped up off he was the one responsible. This preacher's name was Merick, I asked him what he wanted and surprise surprise the self-rightous Christian asshole wanted to cleanse the world of non-humans. I had apparently let slip I wasn't from this world. So he was already suspicious. After I realized he was just another blind pastor Milo have his speech about taking him in to face the law for his slaughter of the people in town. At the end of Milo's speech I transformed knowing he wasn't going to go anywhere peacefully. Obviously with a 13ft demon against them the fight started. I flew up and blasted the fucker with my shadows but this shield appeared around him.

Other side note: Do you know that energy weapons hurt? Like a lot?

    Well even with his dozen lackeys shooting at me I dove into him with my horns and was still stopped by that damn field. Shooting him, another energy beam hitting him, and even a full force punch didn't do the trick. I did notice there was a necklace he wore that had a ruby that flashed every time the shield materialized. It was a shield. And shields can be broken, I used my glaive and pierced the damn shield around him shattering it.

    Now, there were a lot more people in this fight and at some point Ragnar and Zeke much have shown up because when I had turned around they were on their truck firing the mounted rifles and I could have sworn that Mason and Milo were fighting… but I digress

    I had finally shattered that annoying shield and was about to start taking off his armor and either having him give in our taking his life. I would have liked to… But the next thing I knew Marick and I were bound together by a flaming net. Geez, I wonder what sort of person uses a techo-wizard device to shoot flaming nets at people with disregard foe who it hits… I'm going to punt Ragnar into a lake on of these days for that. However! Loads of fun considering my best idea in the situation was falling forward on top of Merick. 600 or so pounds of demonic looking Nightbane falling onto you is enough to keep anyone quiet for a while. When I didn't feel anything break under be I turned into a shadow and slipped out of the net. In the time he would use to escape I wanted to pick him up and fly him away. Neutralize the guy paying for all of this crap. I would have loved to even have just picked him up in the net and fling him into a building or in the air!

But no such luck…

    As I reached for the net he had finally managed to wriggle out of it and it disappeared. After that we heard Mason take off yelling, "I'm not getting paid enough for this!" After the Merc leader left all his lackeys stood down and all that was left was Merick.

    When I turned back he was gone… Fucker was running into the Mayor's office. I shifted into a shadow and managed to catch him as he ran out the back door. He seemed to just be muttering Bible verses and shit, but I really didn't care. I took him back to everyone and on the way his body went limp. Fucker died on me… Oh well. I took that necklace of his off, and the chain reformed one I broke it off his neck… The whole magical shit in this world I'm still getting used to but that definitely isn't normal. Ill get it looked at when we get back to town.

    With the fighting done we all stopped to lick our wounds and survey the town for any resistance. During that time Jeagar and I took down the crucified bodied and lined everyone up. Except for Merick. I left up one crucifix and put him up there. I ripped off his clothes and took of the fucker's head. If anyone was a devil to be purged it was him. And speaking of demon… I knew someone would ask about the only body left up so I kicked his head full force and it kind of exploded.

    I sat down to heal and examine the necklace when Milo approached me. He understandably asked me about the one body still on the cross and I just replied to him, "Don't worry about it." He didn't really want to drop it so I peeled my gaze from the necklace and said, "Look you've known me for a bit and that in general I'm not a bad person, but he deserves it. Don't take him down. Just don't worry about it."

    He seemed uneasy about it but dropped the subject. I decided to lead us into the bar, because taking that much damage hurts like a mother…

    Unfortunately nobody was in the tavern to sell us anything. Can't say I blame them but still. We tried calling out saying we were getting drinks.

Nothing.

    We ended out drinks and business and left to return to Phoenix where Freya and Nymphadora had stayed.

    Now, we returned to Phoenix to… well let's say an unconventional greeting. Everything looked almost like martial law had been imposed. They said we all needed to follow the entry guards inside and what we found inside was shocking to sau the least. First off, that other Nightbane was in Phoenix, but I knew that before we even saw them, and secondly we found Freya.

Covered in blood.

Without arms.

    Okay that'd not fully correct… she had arms, but they were nailed to the wall she was propped up on detached from her.

This should be interesting…

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Ash's Journal Entry #5
Some Alien vs. Predator shit

We set out to Phoenix as the sun rose.

After driving for awhile we reached what looked like a ruined portion of downtown Phoenix. And apparently that is exactly what it was. Most of the day was spent traveling, so I was happy when we finally stopped to make camp. Although on a positive note, the new truck that Ragnar got is amazing, I can chill in the bed with the gun, and it even has enough room for Withengar. Only reason I know that is because a few hours from camp we saw this dust trail following us. I shifted in my robe just in case that cloud was less than friendly. When we got to the outskirts, we managed to make camp and I took the opportunity to scout a bit to see if there were any supplies. As I was about to take Zeke and Ville to look for a store or something Jeagar had pointed out that there was a pile of bones upstairs and the walls look clawed to hell.

They were a bit uneasy so they checked to make sure we weren't about to camp in some thing's nest and my little part went to scout a gas station. Okay it was a bust. Everything was gone and clawed to shit but at least Ville got a dagger.

Waste of time…

We returned to camp and took up shifts taking watch. A little bit in I'm assuming that cloud caught up with us and drove through. Everyone was quiet as they passed. After a while I thought this might be a good time to pitch my idea for a new organization. I thought everyone was pretty open to the idea up until we started hearing gunfire, screams and explosions from the direction those cars had gone. The best part about this group is we all just looked around and were like, "Nope, fuck that."

When the screaming died off we continued out discussion and everyone was pretty on board. I have high hopes for it. I returned to my perch in a nearby building side and we spent the rest of our night.

In the morning we set out and it didn't take long before we found the site of last nights conflicts. It was a few trucks, clawed to shit with a bunch of bloody drag marks and these dead things that look like alien cat things. I was promptly informed that these things and the Mufasa looking motherfucker in the arena hate each other. Good to know. I decided to pack the alien corpses in the back. They look pretty sturdy and have like plates and stuff so should be good for armor or something at least. I started draining the body of one over the side of the truck and I heard that the armor they found along with the trucks most likely belonged to the guys that had kidnapped Jeagar. Poor fuckers. Oh well.

Now, as we're discussing what happened it turns out that like a dozen of these fuckers were coming down the sides of the buildings. As they were noticed they jumped on us. One of these cocky fuckers tried to jump on me and I just knocked him away from me outside the truck bed and started stabbing it with my glaive.

He didn't take kindly to that.

He jumped at me and knocked me out of the the truck. I guess I was more startled than anything else because this cat alien weighed nothing. I picked it off me and tossed it into a nearby building as I stood up. It looked like everyone else was having their respective troubles. Odin in particular had a few on him. I walked up and tossed one of them away as Nymphadora did the same with her mind. We got Odin into a car as everyone tried to scramble out. I guess Jeagar did already because I didn't see him anywhere. That or he was eaten…

Whatever.

I tried getting another off Ragnar's truck as Ville took to the plasma gun and tried to grab the cat shit on the car that was eyeing him. I couldn't grab on to the damn thing as Ragnar punched it and the truck took off. As everyone scattered off the only people left were Nymph and I, so I flew up assuming she'd to the same. With everyone gone the bitey alien kitties were all on Nymph. I should clarify. All these cat things were attacking a lone woman.

A lone woman who was on fire.

A lone woman who was on fire with green hellish flames.

Not the best move on their part but Nymph didn't look like she was able to fly. I dove down and grabbed her arm taking her with me. We managed to dodge the one jumper that tried to latch on. Now I feel bad for all those lil plated bastards, because as I picked up Nymphadora her fucking flames started burning me. That shit was hot. If I didn't heal quickly I would have been very upset. I flew towards where the rest of the group was headed and dropped Nymph beside the truck took off. We met up after a while and I got into the battle jeep again.

It took awhile but we finally got to Phoenix. It looked like the 101 was knocked over to create a wall around the city. I transformed back as we approached. We were stopped at the gate, and standard protocols of questioning as we got in. I decided when we were inside that I wanted to try and get some money. I couldn't keep living off the nothing I had so I found a job recharging the mana batteries that kept the globe of sunlight lanterns powered at night. 100 P.P.E. later and an empty drained feeling I found everyone at the bar to meditate. When I got there I found Ville piss drunk in a corner and decided to meditate until he woke up. (Keeping in mind this still was like 11 am… Classy…)

When they woke up apparently Ville had said we'd help this guys village, so I decided to talk to this guy to see what we were signed up for. Turns out this guy's village was visited by a priest talking about his lord and Savior and he started killing all the D-bees that were around. As I listened it sounded more and more like my world's version of a Christian priest executing people. I couldn't really stand for that.

We decided to head out East to this town and deal with this man of the cloth. Nymphadora and Freya ended up staying behind in Phoenix. So we're heading there now Im sure this will be interesting…

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Ash's Journal Entry #4
You've got to be kidding.

    Okay, this is some bullshit. Those jet engine sounds I was hearing? Turns out it was two power armored guys flying at us from town. They fired rockets at the ATV we were on and I jumped off when the vehicle was compromised. Okay, in my defense I forget that the ATVs in this world go well over like 100 mph. Thank anything I was wearing the armor I was, instead of splatting on the road, I just got dazed a bit. I transformed into Withengar and tried to follow after them.

    At this time I realized just how fast everything in this world goes. They power armor guys zoomed past me as I was morphing, but trying to catch up to them was… It took awhile. I ended up getting there after the battle. But I swear to God I think Ragnar flipped his damn ATV. When I got to the site, one of the guys who attacked us had his wing blown off and was struggling in the dirt. I tried landing on him to restrain him. I even tried to knock on his helmet to get him out and the fucker shot rockets in my face. I'll admit I was a little mad and ended up punching the armor's chest and dented the crap out of it. I kind of snapped out of the rage when Jeager shot the suit and made an opening. I wanted to give the fucker a piece of my mind so I ripped that suit open like a tin can.

    The guy inside was Hispanic and looked like the clerk at the QT I went to on 43rd ave. But yeah I grabbed him and flew him up a bit and he passed out. In retrospect probably not the best to fly the dude up that fast when he most likely had a concussion. Anyway, we cuffed him and interrogated him, he was strangely cooperative. The concussion and large demon questioning him as well as Odin probably helped. We found out that it was reported that a large demon hiding in an ATV accompanied by two hoverbikes. We matched the description and that's why they fired rockets at us. Makes sense I guess. We ended up leaving him with food, water, and a gun. We took off and he started walking back to town.

    When we got back to Nymphodora we bought new vehicles and tried to gather ourselves before we set out again. The next stop is Phoenix. We ended up staying in the town for a bit while everything was settled, but nothing really happened until a couple of guys came into the bar asking the bartender about a group of people matching our description. I had only seen them come in but apparently they were looking for us.

    The barkeep swore up and down he knew nothing about us. Knowing what I do know I would have tipped him more for that. Milo ended up hearing it and went to get the rest of our party to decide what to do. While we tried to just sleep through it and kept Odin out of sight, seeing as he is one of the more noticeable people with us, they came back and pestered the barkeep and his replacement. When again they said nothing they left after him. Milo got worried and went after him. Just as Freya and I were on watch he came back after apparently finding the barkeep dead in an ally. He took the barkeeps night shift replacement and we were kind of left alone in the bar.

    I may or may not have helped myself to a few mugs of bubbly. While we sat there I got to thinking.

    In this world there are so much more evil presences than in mine. I know people want to be able to protect their families and vanquish the evil that threatens their lives. What if we formed a group? A group dedicated to gathering knowledge and training people to fight against all the shit in this world. There are bound to be books on monster lore as well as demons and shit. Not to mention all the people we've met who are after glory and power. What is we organize that? I've spent enough time in Marko's cartel to know how to keep an organization going, but trying to start one will be harder.

    To get started I think I'll ask the rest of the group at some point. We can probably stash away money for this and try to use it to gather info. I want to try in get others to join too. All the bullshit in my world was enough, and normal humans could barely do shit against it. In this world theres a real chance of resistance. I'll start a crusade. A crusade against evil. We could do it. We could get stronger, and fight. If I'm stuck here in this place, I want to make it better. I will use my power to launch this crusade against all the shit in this world. I don't want to basically live in the nightlands. That shit was horrible enough. I don't want to see this place become like that.

 

    Okay… just woke up and read what I wrote while drunk during watch. While it's not a bad idea I realized it'll need some work… and a name… Fuck it I'll call it Akatsuki or some shit unless I can think of something cooler.

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Ash's Journal Entry #3
Do We Have to Save Him?

    Just last night I hoped that there wouldn't be any more bad decisions or shitty situations. I mean at least for awhile. I woke up, had breakfast, chatted with the Bug masked dude Ville, and then Ragnar comes down from his room and says that Jeagar was kidnapped. Jaegar was the gunslinger that along with the Mystic Freya fought the giant cat yesterday. Apparently someone lost a lot of money and we needed to get a million credits and take it to them in three days. Personally, I don't really feel strongly one way or the other but I supposed we should help. I sat with Ville until Ragnar grabbed everyone else. Turns out Ville knows a lot of jokes in Spanish. None of which I understood. I mean I took French in High School so that was about it.

When everyone came back to the bar/saloon whatever it is, we decided to go to the meeting place and see if we could find Jeagar.

We set out and drove for several hours. If anything happened on the way there I have no idea because I pretty much slept the whole way.

When we got there I woke up and looked around. We were there alright. We were in the damn middle of nowhere. Fuckers made me walk three miles in the heat only to find a garage we drove to anyway. I stayed with the vehicles as Ragnar and the half naked dude Ezekiel went off to ask around to see if anyone had knowledge of Jeagar.

When they left I threw down the cloak and changed into it. It fit rather nicely and it was good to strength as Withengar. I also apparently scared the crap out of Odin who had no idea what was going on and why there was a demon in his party. We explained it a bit more, but he still seemed a bit uneasy.

Ragnar and Ezekiel came back after a a few hours and said they had a lead. We took off on foot, and after awhile I flew ahead to what looked like a barn and a farm house. When I got there there were two trucks with their doors wide open. I didn't realize the future was so safe to do so. I closed the doors for them and went to the barn. The doors and lock on that thing were surprisingly sturdy. I had to use quite a bit of strength to break through that lock and when it finally gave I ended up scaring the shit out of what appeared to be a barn full of well… barn animals. Jaegar wasn't inside so I just closed the door. Poor animals.

I walked up to the house as everyone was checking the cars and front door and I looked into the second floor window to find it open and someone in bed. I tried to talk to them but they didn't seem to be waking up. Turns out the person was dead. Odin had opened the door, okay he broke it down, and Jeagar was inside the house. Apparently this is where he was taken and he killed everyone inside. Pretty Rambo if you ask me.

I flew Ezekiel and Jeagar to the station we left the cars and Ragnar flew himself. We stopped flying a bit outside of eyesight from the shop, so they didn't see me and went up. I stood outside and Ragnar started arguing price with the guy. We were wasting time. I reached in grabbed Ragnar and pulled him up to me and told him to just pay the man so we can leave. I set him back inside the shop and Ragnar paid him. I'm pretty sure the clerk's tone also changed drastically. Maybe a bit freaky to see a demonic hand reach in and pick up a guy who is like 8 ft tall. I'm sure that in no way will come to be a problem. Other than for that guy's therapist.

We drove the cars back to everyone and starting back south toward South America. I'm in the car now trying to write this as a way to pass the time. It's weird though, I swear I can hear like jet engines approaching us…

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Important Letter
A blog for your campaign

Bought rooms in a hotel for all travelers, was approached by some random man with a note. The note says many people are unhappy with the battle of Fraiya, Jaegar and Milo with the saber tooth cat. The people lost 1,000,000 credits and are demanding it within 72 hours. I set on a quest for my remaining team. They had set out to look for Jaegar, who seems to have gone missing after repairing his armor. 

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Ash's Journal Entry #2
That's a Bit Kitty...

Today was the first day we set out on our magical adventure to rescue the queen from whatever the hell she is doing. This party Im running with is already stretching my mind beyond belief. They tried to leave the city across the Grand Canyon. On hovering platforms. This day already started off weird. We ended up running into a different party of people trying to enter the city and were having issues coming in. Milo tried talking to the guy yelling at the guard but I was too busy looking at the rest of the party. There was one guy that kept staring at me. He was wearing a brown robe and it was a tad unsettling. but that was really it. We ended up leaving and made our way to the next town. Id like to also say the princess we were traveling with was flying along with us. I mean, I fly myself… But I have wings. This tattooed girl was flying super fucking fast and just looked bored doing it. We must have been going over 100 miles per hour and this chick is bored. Flying. Without wings. It was weird.

Anyway we finally got to this town and it again looked like the set of a bad western. I tried to see if I could bed and get some cash after I found out that paper money is basically useless. I ended up selling my gun to a weapons dealer for credits. Some futuristic USB stick that has money on it apparently. Using my new funds I bought a cloak and decided to wander the town till my party was ready to leave. I didn't wander long before I heard that 3 Atlanteans were fighting some monster in Colosseum. Turns out it was our idiots gearing up to be gladiators. I decided to bet on them.

They released this giant cat that looked like a super huge Mufasa from the Lion King on roids. I though things were going pretty well until Simba swiped Milo into a wall and disintegrated his armor. At that point I regretted my bet. However, the rest of the battle they managed to keep the beast's attention divided between the three of them.

I was shocked that the odds were 11:1 against them so I made quite a bit of cash.

I headed back to the saloon and had a drink and Milo brought over this large wolf looking dude. HIs name is Odin. He looks like I giant humanoid wolf in armor that looked like Milo's before he got bitch slapped by a mega-lion. He seemed like a cool dude and I guess he's going to be traveling with us a while. We had some drinks and I got an awesome idea. Much better than most of my drunk ideas. I ended up going back to that robe guy and asked for a rush order for a 13 ft long robe. The guy looked confused and asked if it was for my friend. Turns out Odin followed me and there was a goddamn 10 ft tall puppy in the window. I told the clerk it still needed to be 13 ft and paid him more so I could pick it up at night. I walked out of the store and asked Odin why he followed me. Apparently he wanted to see my sword. I said if he bought be a drink he could see it. That puppy guy is pretty cool, I even bought him a bath so he could be super fluffy. I was right and he looks so goddamn fluffy! But he wouldn't let me pet him. I'll see if I can when he sleeps.

 

Not much happened the rest of the day, people were off doing stuff, I drank and picked up my robe and crashed out. Let's hope tomorrow has less bad decisions.

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Ash's Journal Entry 1
Not Kansas Anymore

    Today started rather average, I was hanging around Metro Center in the crowds to try and hide from the Hounds. They've been less aggressive when they can't pinpoint me. Today it seemed they didn't care. They swarmed around me as I tried to weave my way deeper into the mall. I managed to duck into a changing room and change to Withengar as they caught up with me. Before we started fighting the air between us started to, shimmer? I guess? Then it ripped open. Not shitting you, space and time was ripped a new one and I got swucked through. I ended up in a place that legit looked like bad western movie that took place in the future. I've taken drugs less trippy than this.

    I ended up seeing the tear in space get a bit bigger as the hounds came through, my spectating was short lived as 2 vultures flew through. Withengar took over as we beat each other midair. Strangest part of the fight was I felt stronger. I almost felt my skin hardening. My muscles felt even larger and my punches I could tell packed more of a punch. After I killed the vultures I looked down and saw a hound fighting, I shit you not, a dude dressed as a knight. Not exactly the weirdest thing that's happened today, so first thing was first I dove-bombed the hound.

I managed to hit him pretty hard I guess because his glaive was on the ground, I picked it up and started attacking it. Half way through fighting the thing it flew backwards. Okay, flew is not the right word. It looks like it was thrown forcefully into a pyramid. Not kidding. Pyramid. Withengar followed it and finally killed it.

When I looked up every person in town it looked like had leveled guns at me. Understandable considering my charming demonic demeanor. I talked my way out of it and explained who and what I was. Odd thing, all the people there were tall. Not taller than me, but definitely not human height. Turns out they were Atlanteans. Fish people. But not fish people. And I almost fucking lost it when their leader's name was Milo… MILO!!! Like from the movie Atlantis!!! This whole thing was just a mind trip. I didn't have much time to reel because it looked like several robots flew over and again held me at gun point. Apparently these guys were the guards of the city and weren't happy with me. I tried to comply and not resist but then they all powered down. This woman spoke up and said she put them all to sleep and that I should get inside. I would argue but at that point I just didn't care anymore. I shifted abck and went inside their pyramid temple. I just went with it.

They proceeded to fill me in on where I was and everything else.

Turns out the year is 102 P.A. post apocalypse. Which explains why everything is just odd. It seems these Atlantean guys, who are tall as fuck by the wall, are going to save their queen in South America. It sounds like a cliche video game plot, but I think the best chance I have in this world is to stay with these guys. I mean their princess saved me, and on top of that, every one of these guys know what I am and seem to take it in their stride. That is definitely a first. I may actually be able to get along with these guys. We're setting out in the morning to go to South America. I've never been to South America, and I've certainly not been on an adventure like this that hasn't involved running drugs. I'll try to keep this journal updated as much as I can.

 

Side note, Milo, the knight guy gave me some light armor. That shit is not light. I feel like im wearing lead. and this shit is hot. How the hell is he wearing heavy armor?

 

 

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Fraiya's Journal Entry #1
New Adventure

The sun is shining, it's hot. Very hot. I believe even sometimes humans feel like vampires simply beCAUSE IT BURNS TO BE OUTSIDE OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS?! UGH! -Anyway, my husband and Zeke have met other travelers on our expedition to Mexico. We were all traveling peacefully, when out of nowhere opened a rift. And out of this rift came this terrifying demon (nearly shat myself).

Along with this demon came skeletons. The skeletons seemed to be primarily focused on the demon. Not knowing if this demon was friendly, we decided to jump in the fight. We were successful, yet we still do not know who or what just happened. I did a quick read of him and he is not evil (WHEW) so that gives me peace of mind. He calls himself Withengar in his demon form and Ash in his seemingly human form. I shit you not, Withengar is terrifying, I'm not sure even a suppress fear spell would have helped. The so-called skeletons that also came through he calls them Hounds. As to his back story and where he is from is still uncertain. He seems to be familiar with certain parts of our world though. We all agreed to have him accompany us on our quest until he finds what he is looking for. I will have nightmares. For months. 

 

The battle happened in front of the Atlantean Temple, or what in old days would be called an "Embassy". I managed to camaflouge myself into the temple and use my energy pistol to do SOME damage, I am a doctor after all. After a long day of travel and a TERRIFYING incident that nobody an seem to explain, we set up camp for the night. 

 

The watch is pretty uneventful, going to sleep a little longer, another entry tomorrow! I can't wait to see what adventures lie ahead!

 

-Fraiya

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