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Episode 8 - Pursuit of Knowledge

23 Jan 2006, 18:19

Sudden winds blasted Jalmar off of the tall man he was throttling. Several yards away he landed on his back and grunted. All about the shattered wall, out into the street, things fell silent. Local custom and law allowed for battles of honor, which most onlookers assumed this fight to be. Finally able to stand without the young warrior strangling him, the tall man rose to a proud height and drew a long tapered sword of white tinted steel. Jalmar stood back up and tilted his head to both sides for a moment, which produced a series of low popping sounds. “How dare you?” the tall man proclaimed, “I am descended of the Air Dragon! I am Exalted of the elements! What peasant dares?” For his part, Jalmar did not bother answering with words. The air-blooded dove into the over thirty feet to avoid a fairly poor-aimed merchant stand hurled his way. Behind the crashing merchant stall, Jalmar charged forward.

The air-blooded descended just in time to be struck by Jalmar as he tackled the man shoulder-first. Both of them flew through the air from the force of impact, Jalmar driving his entire bodyweight into the air-blooded, until they crashed through a solid adobe wall into a home. A middle-aged woman screamed and grabbed two children into her arms as she reflexively pulled herself back against the wall. Jalmar landed on top of the air-blooded and crashed through a table in the middle of the room. Several bowls flew into the air and crashed to the floor randomly nearby. The air-blooded snarled at Jalmar, who had a grim and nearly emotionless expression. With one hand pushing against Jalmar, the Exalt grabbed a serving knife with his other hand. He then stabbed the knife toward Jalmar’s side, but found his swing cut short. Jalmar grabbed the armed limb and slammed it down, with the elbow on the corner of the split table, until it bent backward and snapped. A mighty scream of pain erupted from the terrestrial exalt, and his broken arm fell limp.

“Damn you!” the blooded man hissed through clenched teeth. Another gust of wind drove Jalmar up until he struck the ceiling of the room. Adobe cracked when he impacted, and then he fell back own onto the broken table. The air-blood had rolled off and stood off to the side. Still, the woman held her children close and did not flee, for fear had rooted her to the spot. Jalmar rolled out of the way just before the tall exalted man managed to strike with a downward kick that splintered what was left of the table. Not even a second later, the man grabbed a handful of wooden shards and flung them across the room at Jalmar. Each one impacted against Jalmar’s chest, but bounced off without leaving more than superficial scratches. Jalmar tried to get closer, but with every step he took the air-blooded flung more small objects and broken pieces of wood at him. While each thrown weapon did not hurt much, they began to build up. Small trickles of blood ran down Jalmar’s shoulders and chest. He could not make any progress against the relentless projectiles.

Jalmar roared, and then brought both fists down to the floor with one large swing. Rumbling erupted and echoed through the entire building and outside. Fractures spread quickly through the adobe floor, until it gave way and the contents of the kitchen plummeted down one story. Everyone and everything landed in the bedroom of a screaming couple who pulled their blankets over themselves. The air-blooded landed on his feet near the door to the bedroom, while the mother and her children fell to the floor a short ways to his right. Jalmar fell onto the bed, in between the young screaming couple. Laughter poured from the air-blood, who had landed softly and without harm. He was struck by a naked and crying young lady shortly after, as Jalmar hurled the young wife out of her bed. That blow knocked the air-blood down, and the terrified woman scrambled to her feet and huddled in the corner. Jalmar then dove into the air, and landed on the air-blooded with all his weight on one foot. The exalt coughed out his breath, and his eyes went wide. He was then lifted bodily by the lower legs. Jalmar spun, holding the air-blood out straight, and cast the air-blood through the outside adobe wall of the building.

Terrible confusion overcame the look of the terrestrial exalt as he fell towards the street. Jalmar was right behind him and while landing caused the air-blood no harm, Jalmar landing on him caused a series of loud cracking sounds from his chest. The young warrior Jalmar then stood and grabbed the partially broken air-blooded man by his already snapped arm. With large swinging arcs, Jalmar slammed the air-blood against the glass street repeatedly. Blood splattered against the rough glass road, as Jalmar whipped the broken man overhead by his snapped arm over a dozen times. Each time the fellow impacted face and chest first. Finally, he stopped fighting back and fell limp. Jalmar lifted him up and looked into his dazed and nearly lifeless eyes. Very calmly, Jalmar asked one question of the air-blooded.

“Who do I remind you of?”
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23 Jan 2006, 18:44

Yay! More Chuck Norris like action!
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23 Jan 2006, 18:45

Haku wrote:
Yay! More Chuck Norris like action!

I have no idea how or if you could do a lot of this stuff in exalted, but it's cool and I'm taking creative license.
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23 Jan 2006, 23:46

Haku wrote:
Yay! More Chuck Norris like action!

No no no, Chuck Norris has one move only: a round-house kick to the face, he needs no other moves. The fighting style of Jalmar seems more fitting to Mr T, another member of the holy Trinity. :wink: What Jalmar needs now is a ton of orichalcum chains over his neck, a mohawk and the ultimate charm Pitying the Fool Stance.
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24 Jan 2006, 00:02

Damn. Jallie's psychotic. ^.^
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24 Jan 2006, 01:03

Mad fight... Jalmar was very Exalted... on the other hand, the air aspect didn't really feel like an impressive opponent, which an older Dragonblooded could very well be against a young Solar.
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24 Jan 2006, 03:07

Lord Leafar wrote:
Haku wrote:
Yay! More Chuck Norris like action!

No no no, Chuck Norris has one move only: a round-house kick to the face, he needs no other moves. The fighting style of Jalmar seems more fitting to Mr T, another member of the holy Trinity. :wink: What Jalmar needs now is a ton of orichalcum chains over his neck, a mohawk and the ultimate charm Pitying the Fool Stance.


The problem with THAT is that Jalmar is without pity. The gods forgot to put that free dot of compassion on there when they first made him. He is, point of fact, not one of the holy trinity.

He must be that one Russian dood from that Rocky movie. "I must break you."
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24 Jan 2006, 08:38

Valheru wrote:
Damn. Jallie's psychotic. ^.^

Yes. Yes he is.
:D

Lord Stone wrote:
Mad fight... Jalmar was very Exalted... on the other hand, the air aspect didn't really feel like an impressive opponent, which an older Dragonblooded could very well be against a young Solar.

Glad you enjoyed it!
Jalmar had the advantage here mostly for two reasons: 1 - the air blood didn't really know what he was up against, and probably didn't expect an anathema. 2 - the air-blood was primarily the socialite/diplomat type, not to say he couldn't fight, but that wasn't his speciality.

Besides, it's fun to watch an air-blooded get tossed around like a rag-doll.
:D
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24 Jan 2006, 09:14

Nizkateth wrote:
Glad you enjoyed it!
Jalmar had the advantage here mostly for two reasons: 1 - the air blood didn't really know what he was up against, and probably didn't expect an anathema. 2 - the air-blood was primarily the socialite/diplomat type, not to say he couldn't fight, but that wasn't his speciality.

Besides, it's fun to watch an air-blooded get tossed around like a rag-doll.
:D


True, true... however, I think Jalmar needs a good fight against a strong opponent sometimes... you know, the kind of fights where even the victor is barely standing, because he defeated a truly magnificent opponent...

Nevertheless... good stuff ^^
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24 Jan 2006, 09:16

Lord Stone wrote:
True, true... however, I think Jalmar needs a good fight against a strong opponent sometimes... you know, the kind of fights where even the victor is barely standing, because he defeated a truly magnificent opponent...

Nevertheless... good stuff ^^

Glad you liked it!
And of course, he will be running into a more serious threat very soon.
This should be interesting (and hazerdous to the environment).
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24 Jan 2006, 09:35

Critrol Saltrock wrote:
The problem with THAT is that Jalmar is without pity. The gods forgot to put that free dot of compassion on there when they first made him. He is, point of fact, not one of the holy trinity.

He must be that one Russian dood from that Rocky movie. "I must break you."

If he is not Chuck Norris, nor Mr T, then he must be Vin Diesel. Or one of his past reincarnations.
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24 Jan 2006, 09:38

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If he is not Chuck Norris, nor Mr T, then he must be Vin Diesel. Or one of his past reincarnations.

Somehow I can see that, despite Jalmar having hair.
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24 Jan 2006, 09:49

Nizkateth wrote:
Lord Leafar wrote:
If he is not Chuck Norris, nor Mr T, then he must be Vin Diesel. Or one of his past reincarnations.

Somehow I can see that, despite Jalmar having hair.
:lol:

Shave it! It will make him more aerodynamic. :P
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24 Jan 2006, 09:56

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Shave it! It will make him more aerodynamic. :P

He may someday, just to look less like his dad (red hair and all).
Haven't decided really. ^_^
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Nizkateth wrote:
He may someday, just to look less like his dad (red hair and all).
Haven't decided really. ^_^

If Jalmar's hair knows what is good for it, it wont grow back, just like Vind Diesel's hair.
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24 Jan 2006, 10:30

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If Jalmar's hair knows what is good for it, it wont grow back, just like Vind Diesel's hair.
Vin Diesel's hair is too afraid of him to grow.

That is a good point!
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26 Jan 2006, 09:13

Valheru wrote:
Damn. Jallie's psychotic. ^.^


In the same way as the Incredible Hulk, too! :D
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26 Jan 2006, 09:14

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In the same way as the Incredible Hulk, too! :D

^_^
In that he gets angry and destroys things?
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Bladestorm wrote:
In the same way as the Incredible Hulk, too! :D

^_^
In that he gets angry and destroys things?
:D


Yes, and in that ANYTHING can be used as a weapon. Merchant's stall, naked woman, horse, really big rock, etc. :D
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26 Jan 2006, 09:21

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Yes, and in that ANYTHING can be used as a weapon. Merchant's stall, naked woman, horse, really big rock, etc. :D

^_^
Half that stuff I'm not sure how you'd work it in exalted, but it was cool so I just went with it.
And there's something great in hurling a merchant stand at a yabbering blooded.
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Nizkateth wrote:
Bladestorm wrote:
Yes, and in that ANYTHING can be used as a weapon. Merchant's stall, naked woman, horse, really big rock, etc. :D

^_^
Half that stuff I'm not sure how you'd work it in exalted, but it was cool so I just went with it.
And there's something great in hurling a merchant stand at a yabbering blooded.
:D


First rule of Exalted: If it's cool, just go with it! :D

Yes, throwing big things at arrogant Terrestrials is great fun. ^_^
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First rule of Exalted: If it's cool, just go with it! :D
Yes, throwing big things at arrogant Terrestrials is great fun. ^_^

Of course! It's cool and it is great fun!
I'm just not sure how that kind of thing would be handled mechanically in game, which means its good I'm writing a story so I can kinda gloss over the mechanics of it.
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