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Post by Fiery Essence on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:25 am

Essence yawned lightly as she lazily cantered through the streets of the large city. The sun was beginning to set, which only meant one thing: she had to get inside before the stupid seed munchers would come out to search for anypony out after dark. Not having a home of her own in the ruin of a city, she usually just crashed with anypony who didn't simply shoo her away. Didn't land her many friends, but who needs those anyway?

Her attention was soon grabbed by an unfamiliar sign. "Xarith's General Goods, eh?" She asked herself, grinning lightly. "That building sure is big enough for a second floor, let's see if this chump has a room for a poor little mare to stay in."

Essence didn't waste a moment as she quickly trotted inside without care or warning. Simply glancing around the storefront, she soon got impatient. "Does anypony work here or what?" She asked loudly, hoping to grab the attention of whoever was inside the building.
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Post by Tayari on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:41 am

Tayari hurried along the streets, not bothering to hide his sense of desperation. 'Buck buck buck. Even with all the recent events, the things I've been doing... how could I have failed to buy food! I really hope Xarith's store is open... as long as I hurry...'
Trotting quickly down Main Street, the soon found and entered the general store, but saw only an orange unicorn mare, and no shopkeeper. "Um... excuse me, ma'am, do you know if Xarith is here?" he asked quickly, still in the same hurry as before.

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Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:37 am

The zebra heard a loud screaming from the store room as he sets his papers down on his desk. Trotting to the door, he slung his bags over himself and took his extendable spear, leaning against the door way, and collapsing it so that it would fit snugly in the sleeve of his cloak. He made his way down the steps to the back room to see a little note sitting neatly folded on the center, alchemy table.

Taking it in his hoof, Xarith read it over carefully while still making his way to the door that lead to the front room:




Dear Xarith,

I went out to go run some personal errands and I thought taking Kuya 'Nix along with me would be alright.

-You'll thank me later. We shouldn't be leaving him alone in your alchemy room.

Love,
Xena

[scribbling on the paper to somewhat indicate a struggle.]

P.S. : Make sure to stock up on pudd-[ink goes flying off the page.]

P.S. : 'Nix is a moron.




Xarith just gave the paper a weird look as he set it on the counter of the front room after going through and opening the door. He looked over to see a unicorn mare and a zebra standing in the store looking as if they were, well, looking for something.

-Or someone.

"Hey there," Xarith said lightly. "Sorry about the wait. I was just a bit busy with some paperwork." Now trotting around the counter and over to the two, he stopped and gave them both a polite smile. "Now what can I run for you two?"
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Post by Fiery Essence on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:45 am

Essence glanced back at the zebra that came in behind her, simply giving a shrug. "That's what I'm trying to find out."

She glanced toward the back door as it opened up, smirking lightly when it seemed that her call had been answered. She gave the shopkeeper a quick bow, her chained earring jingling lightly as she brought her head back up. "Yeah, I was actually looking for you. Do you think you could spare a room for a mare who doesn't want to be outside after curfew?"
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:22 pm

Stopping for a moment, he brought his eyes from her hooves, back up to her eyes in one quick moment as she bowed. He dropped his friendly, store-manager façade and adopted a more lax one. One a bit more like himself rather than some overly happy owner. Rolling over his thoughts for a moment, he kept his eyes lightly on the unicorn as he considered everything.

The zebra let a little laugh out as he smiled at the two.

"I think I have spare room upstairs," he said before putting his hoof up to gesture a stop. "Though, I can't give it to just anypony." Xarith went out and grabbed a notepad from his bags as he took a pencil from one of the small, front pockets on his cloak. Looking back over with both in hoof, he spoke in his usual tone. "It's nothin' much. I just need a name, right? So I know who I'm givin' the room to for now."
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:16 pm

Essence grinned slightly while listening to the zebra's words, nodding her head once. "My name is Fiery Essence." She replies simply, watching the shop owner closely.

"I don't care how much it costs, I just...don't want to be noticed outside after dark." She partially lied; she wouldn't get a room by telling the truth about where she had received the hundred bits she had on her.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:40 pm

Being in Xarith's line of work meant that you had to have a certain intuition. When dealing with customers, it is used to get a good idea on what they need and how you can help. When dealing with alchemy, it is used to know that you will not poison yourself or violently combust in the next few moments. And when dealing with combat, it is used to make sure your coat is not dyed a different color.

Xarith didn't know what was getting at him, but intuition was telling him—something when put into the simplest terms. He quickly rolled over his thoughts again in an instant as he kept his smile on. He stuffed his things back into their respective places after jotting down a couple quick notes.

"Happy to help then Essence," the zebra said. When the talk of cost ran by him he spoke up again. "Well, it really depends on how long you'll be stayin' around here."
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Post by Fiery Essence on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:47 pm

Essence ran through the possibilities through her mind as the reply came back to her, reaching a hoof up to place on the counter. "Well, all I truly need is just tonight to avoid breaking curfew, however, it would be nice to have a place I can lay low for a while." She replied calmly. "I need to keep away from those featherheads for a while."

She kept her grin on her face as the tides seemed to be turning to her favor. She wouldn't show her hoof though, she wanted to see what she could milk from this zebra.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:01 pm

Xarith just nodded. "The seedeaters can be a little unreasonable at times," he said adding a bit of tone to his voice to just further his statement. He looked over back to the mare with a small smile on his face. "I can let you stay here for as long as you like. I've got a spare room upstairs that you can rent out for a little bit."

The zebra looked over to a clock and back to the other zebra at the door as he turned his attention back to Fiery. "How much you have on you right now?" he asked sincerely, if not with the slightest of smiles.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:07 pm

Essence smirked, simply tossing the stolen sack of a hundred bits onto the counter, letting some spill out onto the wooden surface. "How long will this allow me to stay here?" She asked with a light tone of voice, not showing any hints of regret about where the money had come from. "If I need to stay longer than I can with that, I can pay for the room with favors if you'd accept that."
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Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:19 pm

Xarith looked at the bits as he picked up a coin in his hoof and tossed it in the air, causing it to ring. It rung loudly as the metals hummed in the air giving off a sharp tone. The zebra just caught it in his hoof as he tossed it back into the bag, thinking lightly about things.

'What a strange tone... he thought to himself, though keeping his expressions the same. Bits usually rang a much more clear tone... 'No matter,' he thought other wise, flipping the coins back into the back and closing it with one movement of his hoof.

"This is quite the amount to be carrying around with you," Xarith said with a laugh. "It should be enough for a while." He opened some drawers with some random paperwork as he put his hoof on it to get things signed.

-Though, he stopped halfway through, deciding to stuff the papers into his counter and leave them for another day.

"How about we just shake on it? I'm probably going to burn those papers later when they start to jam up the desk." he said extending his hoof to her.
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Post by Fiery Essence on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:23 pm

"You could say that, but I came into them rather easily." Essence replied with a chuckle, simply stretching out her foreleg to shake the zebra's hoof. Setting her hoof back down to the floor, she simply stepped to the side so the zebra behind her could get at the counter. "Thank you for the room. I'll even keep the place warm on cool nights for you for free."
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:28 pm

Xarith just laughed again. "Alrighty then. Sounds good," he said. "Though you may want to refrain from using fire in the alchemy room." He gestured, pulling on the collar of his cloak a bit. "I know what usually flies around in there, but when 'Nix starts to work, it is best not to try and test if things are more volatile than they should be." Taking the bag of bits and throwing them into his satchel, the sound of metal-to-metal resounded as he closed up his bags.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:32 pm

Essence made a slight chuckle in return, waving a hoof dismissively at Xarith. "Don't worry, I know enough to not get myself or anypony else blown up." She replied, taking to wandering the shop after a few moments. "Don't know much about alchemy myself, but I do know that you guys handle some pretty freaky stuff in those pots."
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Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:36 pm

Xarith just laughed himself. "Freaky stuff? 'Course. Why would we make anything different?" he replied. "It's not nearly as fun if things are dulled down all the time." He turned back over to his counter and let his spear slip out of his sleeves and into a lower, tucked away shelf underneath the table. "Sometimes things need a bit of spice to be interesting, right?" he said, shaking his forearm once it had been freed from the weapon that was hidden in it.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Tayari on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:49 am

Tayari stepped forward, towards the counter. "Spice can be nice, when used right. Er, right at the moment, though, I'm more in need of plain-old food. What foods do you have in stock at the moment?" he asked quickly, slightly nervously. Jittery, even, as he could almost feel the time before curfew growing more restricted; 'I don't want to be out then, so soon. Especially considering what was happening at the time...'

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Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:09 am

Just smiling and laughing in a friendly manner to try and calm his fellow zebra's nerves, he spoke up and pulled out a small clipboard with a long list on it. "Well, I've got plenty of things for you to use for eating stuff." He can his hoof down the list as he stopped quite early on and laughed again. "I've got a lot of coconuts if that's what you fancy."
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Post by Tayari on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:11 am

Tayari thought about this briefly, and relaxed slightly as he moved closer to his goal. "Well... Sure, all right. Coconuts'll do for now. How much for, say, five of 'em?"

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Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:00 am

Xarith placed his things back under his counter, pulling out some coconuts from under the counter and letting the roll in a neat pile in front of them. "Not much for just some fruit," he said simply. "Seven bits should cover it. 'Sides, I've got way too many up in the backroom."
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Tayari on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:16 am

Tayari smiles, relieved. 'I've got food to eat tonight, after all. Load off my mind... if I can get home in time'
Out loud, he says, "Thank you, this is a huge help. I'll get your bits," before digging around in a pouch, counting out the seven bits owed.

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Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:21 am

Xarith blinked a bit as he reached under his counter and rolled two more coconuts onto the table for Tayari. "You didn't say anything about having no food to eat," Xarith said with a slightly troubled look on his face. "I wouldn't want somepony to starve. Here have another two. I'll tab it myself." With that, he smiled and fixed his cloak a bit.
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Post by Tayari on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:24 am

Tayari looked up quickly. "What?... Oh! No, no, I didn't mean that, I uh... I just forgot to go out and buy any before. I usually make sure I've got food left, but... must've gotten distracted. Several times," he said, embarrassed.

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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:29 am

The zebra just let out a friendly laugh. "Don't worry about a thing. Like I've said before," he said kicking open a cabinet to show that it had been dedicated to the storage of the fruit. "-I've got [n]way[/b] too many coconuts on hoof right now. I'd be happy to throw in a couple more free of charge."
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Tayari on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:38 am

Tayari smiled at the other zebra's generosity. "That's.. thank you. Thank you, very much." Quietly, he added one or two extra bits to his hooffull before placing it on the counter; 'I see no better way to repay that generosity than with more generosity, even if it's a small effort on my part.'

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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Red Shirt on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:07 am

A pair of griffonian eyes watched the storefront carefully, intently, watching for any sign of something suspicious. The ears, similarly, were alert for any sounds their owner needed to be aware of, such as any ruckus or - a gust of wind and accompanying sound of talons and paws hitting the ground - the return of the guard's partner for this shift, hopefully with the news he'd been hoping for. "So, do the descriptions match? Was I right?" he said without turning his head.
The newcomer nodded. "I didn't find any wanted posters, so it's not officially certain, but I found another guard. Said about the same thing you did; the shopkeeper's been on the radar for a while, the other zebra's description matches what our Aeyrie comrade said, and the mare... her mark did seem to suggest fire. Like the case with another..."
The first griffon nodded. "I'd say that's good enough. It would probably be wise to get them now, while we have the chance. Backup'd take to long. So, we storm the front, and gain the advantage of confusion and shock." Silently, he added, 'And the rewards I could get from doing this, getting rid of three ponies... 'course, I'll have to lie about what they were doing if the truth's not something I can spin right, but that won't be hard.'
The other griffon was silent as he considered this, before finally nodding. With the two in agreement, they advanced towards the store determinedly, the greedier of the griffons brandishing an axe while his elder by a few years drew a sword.
Charging brutishly into the establishment, the axe-griffon quickly moved closer to the center of the room, announcing "You three! You are all under arrest for conspiracy against the Griffons. Submit now, or suffer the consequences of resistance," while his ally stood tall and silent by the door.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:29 am

Xarith quickly looked over as his mind subconsciousness switched gears. His normal friendly smile dropped to a flat emotionless line as his features tensed to show that he was in deep concentration. He spoke calmly as to try and not escalate the situation any further.

"On what charges..." he said lightly, unlatching the release in his cloak to let his spear ready itself. He quietly kicked dirtboard from out of the counter as he readied himself in that aspect as well. Good old Fight or Flight.
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Post by Fiery Essence on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:37 am

Essence took a few steps back once the griffons came into the shop and demanded they hoof themselves over. Her horn glowed with the faintest of glows to dissipate the natural glow of heat that radiated off of her due to the extra magic flowing through her. She knew she would be a suspect of that lethal mugging, but didn't think they'd spot her this soon.

Taking a deep breath to make sure she stayed calm, she slowly whisked her tail back and forth behind her as an outlet for her anger. She was about to speak, but silenced herself, the shopkeeper had asked her question for her.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Tayari on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:46 am

Tayari turned and watched as the griffons entered. 'Oh. No, no this isn't good, what do they want?'
Looking around to see the reactions of the others, he was surprised to see them acting calm, collected, and clearly aggravated. Not scared. 'But that's... that's... heh. I guess trouble's found me now... Well, it's not like I'm unprepared for this.'
Looking at the closer griffon, he awaited an answer to Xarith's question.

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Post by Red Shirt on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:53 am

The axe-griffon was irritated. 'Damn. Clear-headed and working against me. Easy enough question to answer, though.'
With a cocky look on his face, he said, "The unicorn is charged with assault and murder against a griffon citizen. This zebra," he pointed at the customer, "is charged with interfering with official griffon law enforcement, and assault against three guards. And you, Xarith," he hoped mentioning the name would prove unnerving, just as long as he didn't think of the clearly displayed store sign, "Are under arrest together with these two for conspiracy against griffonkind."
Leaning forward, he growled, "Now are you going to come with us quietly, or do something stupid instead?"
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:03 pm

Xarith's mind had two paths to take at this point. It had already been locked in it's current 'fight or flight' pattern for now. Looking at the two, he gained the slightest of smiles as something *clicked* in his mind. It had finally decided on what it was going to do for now. He eased the board just a bit farther out of the counter as he continued to look at the two, changing his stony look to a more relaxes and somewhat joking look.

"Well, I'm not to sure about the coming quietly part," he started. "-Though, I do see that the 'doing something stupid' part is being taken care of by you two fine 'gents." Smiling, he abandoned the razor sharp focus that he used when he was meaning to run, and adopted the loose and lax mindset that he and his siblings slipped into when they prepared themselves for combat.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:10 am

Essence glanced toward the shop owner, quickly catching his hints and gaining a grin of her own. "You can try your hardest, but that doesn't mean we'll be the ones you're looking for." She replied simply, slowly lowering her stance as she subtly prepared herself for a fight as well. She continued swishing her tail back and forth to keep her head clear of any anger that wanted to appear, simply focusing on the two griffons.

Without another word, she simply held her position, making sure her intentions of fighting remained obscure.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Tayari on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:32 am

Tayari's thoughts ran quickly, with some semblance of organised thought; quick thinking wasn't exactly his specialty, but for once, it seemed to be working well. It likely helped, as he noted, that he wasn't panicking so much anymore.
Adding to the others' statements, he said, "So we're either a group of notably dangerous ponies who you're trying to arrest all at once, or we're innocent... I'm not sure if I'm more scared that you didn't think this through, or that you did and this was the result."
As he concluded his statement, his mind went to thinking ahead about the obviously imminent combat.

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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Red Shirt on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:41 am

The axe-wielding griffon more aggravated, his eyes cycling through looking at the insolent shopkeeper, the threatening mare, and the insulting zebra 'customer'. Realizing that none of them had any intention of going along quietly, he moved on to option two: Attack.
The axe-griffon growled and lunged aggressively at the unicorn mare, figuring he should get the most obvious danger out of the way first. 'Get her off balance, then lop off a body part or two; maybe one of those should be her head. Or her horn. Then I'll deal with the shopkeeper.'

The swordsgriffon, meanwhile, chose to follow the less reckless approach; he advanced more cautiously on the zebra with the belt, seeing that he seemed the least confidant of the lot, as well as the least physically able. And also noting the presence of some vials, with which the zebra could cause some trouble if left unchecked.
Holding his sword ready, and in a defensive stance, he focused the majority of his attention on the zebra ahead; unlike his guard partner, though, he maintained an approximate awareness of the rest of the room, through occasional glances.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:53 am

Xarith smiled.

"Think fast!" he said as he kicked his dirtboard to the approximate place the axe wielding griffon would land. Then in one swift spinning motion on his hooves, his spear leapt from his sleeves, no longer hidden, and extended to full range. He swung it at the coconuts and bat a few at the axe-wielding griffon again as he slid over the counter to stand next to his fellow zebra. Xarith stood attentive with his spear held in his forehooves while he was balanced on his hindlegs.

Staying silent with all but a light chuckle escape him, he stared down the sword wielding griffon and prepared himself for the first move.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:01 am

Essence nimbly jumped backwards once the axe-wielding griffon came after her, avoiding the axe blade, if just barely. Landing back onto her hooves, she let her horn glow its fiery red glow as she formed three balls of fire to hover around herself. She let the orbs of flame slowly circle her as she slowly stepped back from the griffon. "Are you sure you wish to do that?" She asked with a grin, hurling one of the fireballs at him without warning as she continued to distance herself from him.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Tayari on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:34 am

Tayari watched the suddenly chaotic events to the right for a second, before turning his attention to the approaching griffon. Taking one vial from his belt, he held it in his hoof, ready to throw if needed. A quick glance down at the label put a small smile on his face; ' 'Lunar Toxin.' Brilliant, sleeping poison's just what I hoped for.'
As Xarith stood next to him, he looks at the swordsgriffon, three hooves on the ground with one vial in hoof. Waiting for any of them to make the first move.

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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Red Shirt on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:47 am

The axe-griffon fixed the unicorn in his gaze, watching as she jumped back... until he landed, at which point he stumbled heavily. Collapsing forward onto the ground after tripping over the dirtboard mid-landing, he was able to look up again just in time to see the fireball headed towards his face, before it made contact.

Meanwhile, the swordsgriffon looked at both zebras, now standing side-by-side and armed with their own weapons, which they each clearly had some proficiency with; that much was obvious.
Not taking the risk of checking the condition of the other griffon, for fear that his inattention may be exploited, the griffon took to hovering to claim the advantages of height and mobility, even if the benefits were limited. Swooping closer, he aimed towards the potion-zebra, more wary of the store-keeper's spear than the glass vial.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:56 am

Xarith just smiled as he hurled the spear at the griffon with force behind his movements. Then, after his spear left him, he jumped and rolled out of the way as he did not want to get caught in the crossfire of whatever potion Tayari was wielding at the moment.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:05 am

"Bingo baby." Essence laughed lightly as she watched her fireball strike the griffon's face, quickly hurling the two remaining ones at him while her was down. She kept her stance low as she backed up farther, only stopping when her flank bumped the wall behind her.

"What's wrong seed eater? I thought you were supposed to be tough!" She taunted her foe, her horn glowing once more as she conjured up another triad of fireballs to hover around herself.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Tayari on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:01 am

Tayari acted quickly, holding his breath and dropping the vial onto the floor, quickly crushing it under his hoof just in case. Rolling off to the side as Xarith had done, he turned to see the results of his actions, releasing his breath.

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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Red Shirt on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:51 pm

The axe-griffon flinched from the impact of the other two fireballs, which hit him again before he could force himself to stand; however, the experience was less physically traumatic than he'd expected from any kind of fire, especially a magical one.
Now returning to a standing position, he clutched his axe and approached the mare, fury in his eyes.

Meanwhile, the swordsgriffon suffered from each zebra's projectiles. The spear managed to catch him in the wing, interrupting his flight and sending him in a crash to the floor, off to the side from where he'd meant to land.
Still, even in his pained condition, he struggled to a stand; at the same time, though, he breathed in fumes from the potion-zebra's thrown concoction.
As the griffon managed a crude imitation of a full stand, the combination of pain and shock from his injured wing and the narcotic effect of the fumes he'd inhaled sent him collapsing back onto the ground, thoroughly unconscious.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:12 am

Xarith just smirked as he pulled a hidden handkerchief from his cloak that was tied around his neck and placed it tightly around his muzzle as he walked over into the fumes. He looked down at the griffon with narrowed eyes as he tore he reached to tear his spear from his body.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:19 am

Essence chuckled lightly as she tossed all three of her new fireballs at the griffon in an attempt at distracting him. "Hey there buddy, you don't want to get close to the fire, you might get burned." She taunted, moving her left forehoof over to the band around her right foreleg and making a slight click sound appear.

Sleeping the band off the leg, she nonchalantly span the ring in her hoof. "Though, I heard roasted chicken is pretty tasty, even if I wouldn't eat it myself."
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Tayari on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:43 am

Tayari started to walk towards the griffon ahead of him as it succumbed to unconsciousness, fully intending to take the opportunity to simply kill it, until he heard the noises from the other part of the room; Turning to check on the unicorn mare and the axe-griffon, he saw that the mare was, at the very least, holding her own against the guard, but the fight was not over.
Still, recognising that the mare could do with some help, he noted the griffon's extreme focus on the mare and the mare alone. Working to exploit this fact, he charged, galloping forward to attack.
As he approached the griffon, he raised a hoof to punch it in the side; though the force behind his punch was below average, his intention was more distraction and confusion than direct harm.

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Post by Red Shirt on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:34 am

The axe-griffon, now knowing the fireballs to be surprisingly harmless, made no attempt to evade the ones the unicorn launched while she still had her bands on, though the force of each strike shook him off-balance for a few moments.
Right as he regained his balance and was about to continue his advance, he felt a hoof hit his side, tearing his attention away from the mare towards this insolent zebra.

Xarith's spear was easily removed from the swordsgriffon's body, without stirring it awake.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm

The zebra flipped his spear onto his back for a moment as he turned back over to the other two. Slipping around the back of the shop, he maneuvered himself around until he was directly behind the griffon. Though, before he reached them, he swung his spear around doing a small spin on his hooves that ended in a large arcing motion with his spear flying out to extend it. He crouched down low to speed the arcing's motions as he contacted the griffon's legs with the flat head of his spear, hoping to sweep the griffon off his paws.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:28 pm

Essence grinned as she spotted the griffon's loss of focus, dripping her band to the ground with a light 'clank' before taking a few steps forward. Without saying a word, her horn slowly grew brighter, a long chain of fire slowly forming around her before it took the shape of a long serpent that wrapped around her protectively.

"I'll give you one last warning, beaky." She stated simply, the snake of fire slowly beginning to work its way off of her as she prepared her magic for a stronger strike.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Red Shirt on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:47 am

The axe-griffon's attention, briefly divided between the intruding zebra and the unicorn, returned to the mare as her horn lit up bright with magic, clearly a less-than-positive sign. Before he could advance again, though, he was interrupted once more by the shopkeeper's actions.
As a result of the spear sweeping at his paws, the griffon lost his footing, falling on the ground once more. A quick look around him told him of the current situation; his fellow griffon was incapacitated, and all three opponents were prepared to attack him.
Growling, he opened his wings, ready for flight, while placing his front paws on the ground to help push off from the ground; all he had to do was get out the door, and the assault on the store wouldn't be a total loss.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by °๖ۣۜXarith on Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:18 am

Xarith kicked his hooves over his head as he flipped back as the griffon opened his wings. Landing next to his dirtboard, he kicked it up onto his back and clipped it in place as he took a stance around the griffon to surround him like the others. He stood up on two hooves as he brought his spear around his forelegs in a light twirl before it rested neatly in his hooves once more in a position that was ready to strike. Xarith just smiled as he looked down at the griffon, mind more focused on reacting to his next action rather than speaking to the him.
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Re: Triple Threat[private][closed]

Post by Fiery Essence on Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:22 am

A fiendish grin grew across Essence's muzzle as she quickly removed the flames from around her body and quickly guided the fiery form toward the large griffon in an attempt to have it wrap its self around him instead.

"Game over, chump." She taunted with a quick laugh to herself. Keeping her laughter up, she simply eyed the griffon to see how her attack was handled, if at all.
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