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Post by Beleg on Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Groaning, Beleg sat down in his office with a collection of musty tomes even older than he was. He was searching for tales of a special item he had heard rumors of, something near and dear to his heart. The Sword of Nytos, a weapon even greater than the one that sat at his hip, a weapon that once belonged to the chief god of Skyshard before it was lost to the ages. The first step was attempting to figure out anything about it in stories, and that meant getting holy texts from the Vatican, ones that weren't necessarily considered in the Canon and thus were locked away. This was...easier said than done.

The Seraph of Justice had to pull so many strings it was amazing that the entire thing hadn't fallen apart. He had little to no love for most of the clergy, and he made that known quite often. A few nuns, a couple of priests, and a Bishop all visited in secret later, and he had the wealth of knowledge sitting before him. Cracking open the first book, he set himself to reading, praying to his father that none of his knights needed him.

Several hours, three coughing fits from dust, a sneezing epidemic that ran throughout Frostspire, and two incidents involving writing utensils being flung at insane speed towards someone's head later, and Beleg thinks he has the gist of the sword's story and creation. Setting the book down, he groaned and popped several joints before sighing in relief, a noise which was welcomed wholeheartedly by the terrified knights in the general vicinity. A relaxed Beleg meant a happy Knight's Guild, or at least a Guild where the Knights didn't need to pull quills out of their platemail simply because they interrupted the interpretations of a particularly archaic passage for other matters.

Reflecting on what he had learned, Beleg noted the most interesting part first. The Sword of Nytos, while the closest definition was that of a sword, was in fact a tool created by the god in order to separate the realms of Skyshard, defining the Earth, Heavens, and Underworld, then using it to form them from the chaos that was their original state. Once this was done, it was cast down to await someone anointed by Nytos himself, someone said to have been the leader of his armies. There were quite a few hypotheses as to what this could mean, but most interpreted it as a Seraph. Curious.

Sighing once more, this time in resignation, Beleg pulled out an empty scroll and one of the other books, planning on determining exactly WHAT he was looking for. This was going to be a long night...
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Re: The Pen Is Mightier...? (Mythic Research)

Post by Beleg on Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:17 pm

Adjusting himself in his chair, Beleg frowned lightly, terrifying the young squire that had come to give a report on a quest he had just completed. His knight was fairly proud of him, and Beleg could see why. He would make a fine knight in time, and the Knight-Commander dismissed him with a smile and praise for a job well done, setting the preteen at ease. Running a hand through soft black hair, the frown reappeared on the Seraph's handsome face as he stared down at the scroll in front of him, one that contained all of his guesswork as to what the Sword of Nytos appeared as, and what it would do.

Given that it was a sword, it would certainly have a hilt, a guard, and a blade, although the concept of a sword did not exist until literal ages after it's creation, meaning that it likely defied what the normal idea of a sword was. Therefore, it would appear to be something completely different than anyone had ever seen, an annoying thought to be sure. The idea that it was used in the creation of the world to separate the realms gave a hint as to it's abilities, which were to cut. This hypothesis was supported by the idea that those that could create knew best how to destroy, which also led Beleg to believe that the sword may in fact be capable of so much more than simply cutting through a given material. Rather, perhaps it did so by destroying the bonds between the elements within something? Either way, the fact that it was a divine construct meant that there was no mortal means of damaging it, or matching it's quality. The thought of it made him slightly indignant on behalf of the masterpiece he used currently, but it made sense. Besides, it's not like he would have to get rid of Vigilance should he find the Sword. Regardless, the Sword of Nytos likely came with a sheath made for it, or perhaps did not even use one.

Satisfied with his work, Beleg set about his final task: locating the weapon's resting place. After all, it would be the hardest part of the search.
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Re: The Pen Is Mightier...? (Mythic Research)

Post by Beleg on Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 pm

Finally, Beleg had found it! The cry of joy could be heard from atop Hilnadreg Peak, echoing throughout the valley as the Knight-Commander leapt up with his sketched map from his desk. The Sword of Nytos was located there in Ridbrad, as proven by the area's extreme conditions. He had a few ideas of where to look, but something his old teacher had once told him rang in his mind. Lord Akatosh had once told him that the Dragon's Maw Forge was the symbol of an ancient pact between the dragons and the dwarves, and that the magic there was older than anything he could have taught them. At the time, he and Alucard had assumed that it meant that the dragons had magic that was forgotten to time, but considering that they were the oldest mortal beings in existence that wasn't likely.

The presence of the Sword of Nytos within the forge, it's power welling up as a leyline and being used by the dragons to power the forge mistakenly is incredibly likely. The magic built up there would be enough to power the legendary forge for the rest of the existence of the dwarven kingdom, so the sword was no longer necessary to the existence of that sacred place. It had only served as a catalyst to it's creation.

Considering the amount of tunnels and caves the dwarves HADN'T explored yet, this was going to be a hellish endeavor, but the area was narrowed down severely. He needed to prepare.

Going out into town, he went to his usual suppliers for the guild and made some custom requests. Several lengths of rope and a few grappling hooks were a must, but the biggest thing was alterations to the insulation in his normal clothing. While he was outfitted for even the coldest of winters, he would need to ensure that the same protection could apply to intense heat. A new bedroll and a better pair of boots were purchased, and he packed two weeks-worth of rations along with a first aid kit. All in all, he was ready to go.
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Post by Beleg on Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:43 pm

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