Roleplay Live : Group : The Carrendar Dynasty
An Apple a Day keeps the Meats away
DarksiedtheLegend: -As Larry would listen to what Taru commented about the Tarantula development and ingenuity and then he heard the question posed by Sora and Larry just responded calmly-(Larry)”I’ll tell the boys and girls in the lab about your praise to their ideas and as for the turret testing, why not you wait until the end of tour of the Tarantula…hmm give the boys and girls in the Laboratory time to set it up, besides we at the War castle thought no one was going to pick this up and besides I might never get another chance to give a tour like this ever again and besides this might be my first and last chance to do so…Follow me there is more ”-
-Larry would move on as he then lead them through another corridor to which he would the pass a few more iron blast doors before turning the hatch and opening it to reveal a room with a row of two bunks beds and on the far side of the room was five lockers as Larry then started his explanation-(Larry)”Alright this room is more or less the resting area for the troops so that they have privacy and quick response to go back into the attack turrets. The bunk beds are for the crews use as well as the lockers one for each but the fifth locker is for the weapons just in case…We could stock about thirty seven people in all of the resting rooms located in strategic positions for the front and bottom half of the Tarantula but if there were thirty seven people it would be cramped in each of the rooms though but then again you don’t really need thirty seven people to run the Tarantula. You only need like about seventeen people maximum to run the whole thing but if you remove the need for the turret crews and only use the front laser cannons and have the engineers and the command deck crew…that might be seven people, a driver, a navigator, a laser cannon controller, a spotter, two engineers and probably a captain if you really need one of those. Moving along…” -Larry continued along his tour as he walked down the metal corridor before pointing at a metal door-(Larry)”That there is the toilet no over excessive imagination is needed or even the need to show case it, it has a single toilet …dual flush water closet, no heated toilet seat and I believe there is a sink and a shatter proof mirror as well…and please don’t use the toilet in the Tarantula just yet due to the water system is offline at the moment. Follow me there is much to see.” –
As Larry would continue along the metal corridor before reaching near the back of the Tarantula before as he pointed to a metal door as he said-(Larry)”That there is the shower room, it has four small individual shower rooms each with a shower head so that people can shower and also in there is a bolted down to the floor long bench so that there really is no need for a line…People could sit and wait. The showers were one of those eco-friendly ideas so that some people don’t use up all the hot water. Moving along now” –As Larry approach one of the metal doors before turning the hatch and revealing a room with carpeted floors, a bolted down metal desk, a leather chair, a hologram projector, a single bed and a personnel bathroom as Larry pointed what the room is-(Larry)”This is the captains private quarters where he or she can work in private and compose their thoughts. The hologram projector acts as a personnel computer that tells the captain of all the data on the Tarantula from ammunition shortage, power failures, and damages to external and internal parts so that he or she can prioritize what actions are necessary at any given moment and the hologram projector can project the image of the captain just in case to confuse any would be assassin. Now let’s move to the engine floor.”-Larry left the captains quarters alone as he headed towards a stairway that led downwards- as soon as Taru and Sora got to the bottom floor would they notice all the various large machines with gauges, pipes, levers, valves and even the metal walkway gratings that they could be walking on as Larry lead to them to the back of all these strange and usual machines to a large cylindrical metal object with a cone top which has various pipes going through out the place from upwards to side wards as Larry got close to this machine before stopping and placing his hands on the metal hand rails that encircled this large and strange machine.-(Larry)”May I present to you the experimental fusion device known as the Plasma Reactor or was it Generator…Anyway I will not explain how energy is made in this device mostly because the government has classed that knowledge as highly classified…but anyway this big plasma generator or reactor has the fusion material needed already and all it needs is to be turned on and there you go the Tarantula is activated. Now I believe our next stop should be the command room so what do you think of…” –The sound of a drill interrupted Larry as he said out loud with a clear expression of shock-(Larry)”A drill, no one is supposed to be here…” –Larry marched his way through the various large pieces of machinery before stopping in front of an engine with what looks like a person wearing a dirty green boiler suit coveralls and rubber boots half way in the engine as Larry simply said-(Larry)”Yo buddy you know you shouldn’t be here right?” –The person would swing out of the engine before turning to Larry as the person is revealed to have black stains on her face and goggles as she spoke out to Larry-(?)”I’m just fixing the engine that operates one of the legs unless you want the leg to be wobbly and probably tipsy.” –Larry looked at the person even squinting before saying-(Larry)”Colonel Mathilda what are you doing here?” –Colonel Matilda wiped her face clean with a rag before express the clear anger on her face as she complained-(Matilda)”Why does everyone confuse my name? Its Matilda not Mathilda no h at all in my name and weren’t you listening? I’m here to fix the leg engine so that the Tarantula isn’t erratic when it moves.” (Larry)”Alrighty then continue your work.”-Matilda returned back to her work checking the internal parts of the engine as Larry turned his attention back to Sora and Taru-(Larry)”So how do you two like the engine room?” –
Meanwhile in Shangri-La as Raven and Darksied finished eating did they began their journey to the headmaster as they two children began their journey through the dense trees and vines did Darksied answered her statement moments ago in the camp-(Darksied)”Not so much a special friend but rather one of the kids who asked if we were going back to play with them…I pretty much told her that maybe if the next class doesn’t begin…” –Darksied continued through the dense forest passing through the vines and jumping over certain fallen trees and branches as they transverse through the forest did Darksied started to think about what she had said previously at the camp especially when she spoke about how she had spent most of her time underground in some place called the spire, some sort of men from the stars…hmm maybe they were like the aliens he had read so much about in comics and even the word Ettercaps as Darksied leapt over another fallen tree as he then asked her-(Darksied)”So these Ettercaps how do they look like?” –It seemed like a harmless enough question after all it wasn’t exactly a common sight to see an Ettercap in the world of Lorewall and it isn’t exactly well known either but as they got nearer to the location of the headmaster should they notice that the headmaster was actually just standing still in that same spot not even moving or shaking at all now if the two got closer did the bird nesting on the headmaster head let out a caw to the approaching students which prompted the headmaster to towards their direction. –(Head master)”Welcome students…what is it you wish to speak about?” –Darksied would scratch the back of his head before pointing at Raven with his thumb as he said awkwardly-(Darksied)”Umm head master ahh the new girl of the darkness clan needs a special mouth piece installed into her mask so as to allow her to eat food and drink…” (Head master)”Ohh did I forgot again? My memory must be slipping more often than usual…I almost swore that I did that already…but oh well it happens now little girl do you wish for your mask to have a hinge near the mouth piece so that you may open the mouth piece upwards or sidewards like a door so that you may eat? Or do you prefer to have a button installed on the side of the mask that allows an opening within the mask to allow some space for your mouth to eat without the need to remove or reveal too much of your face? So child choose wisely…..But I have a feeling that is not the only reason you came to see me….Am I right?” –
Meanwhile back at the dead nation at one of the many sewer colonies specifically at Rider’s house as the artificial sun in the sewers lit up as Rider slowly woke up as she looked around for a moment still drowsy from her slumber which ironically was quite peaceful as Rider then went through the motions of trying to wake herself up since she wasn’t quite awake just yet stretching her arms to make sure she could use them, stretching her legs just in case and then she remove her mask so as to wipe away the yellow eye crust near her eyes before placing the mask back on her face as she then saw clearly Paige still awake as Rider then asked her-(Rider)”Eager to see Marluck I presume? *yawn* you shouldn’t be so eager he might think that you are trying to brush up on your fighting skills rather than teaching you how to fight….Okay today will be your first day in Marluck’s boot camp hmm you need some strength…
-As Rider went back to her kitchen area as she searched the cupboards before returning back with a glass jar that seemed to have apples in them as Rider brought the jar out and placed it onto the table before going back to get a small bowl as Rider loosen the lid on the glass jar before taking out three apples that seemed to be covered in some sort of syrup as Rider then closed the glass jar and then took it back to kitchen as she returned did she say-(Rider)”Alright now this apples may taste a bit sweet but it counts as breakfast too now I know what you are thinking what about the meat or fish…well their down in the basement all strung up on ropes to preserve them a bit longer and the only to get to the basement is through the small cave passage made by my Otyugh…So eat up while I go outside to see if Marluck is here yet.” –Now Rider then headed for the door as she opened the door before leaving and then shutting it on her way out. As Rider was busy going to the back of the house to get to the meats that she had hanged previously or was it the brothers who had helped to hang the meat and fish? But either way if Baldrick or Paige were to eat one of those apples would they notice that these apples were really sweet but if either one of them were to go outside and walk around a bit did Marluck decided it was time to make his appearance by literally jumping off the roof before coming crashing down in front of whoever left the Rider’s house almost like a meteorite before he then stood, Marluck the seven foot giant, the being whose arms reach all the way down to his feet with a body covered with a patchwork job of various clothes stitched together to make a shirt and pants, his teeth were razor sharp fangs, hand and feet had also razor sharp nails and finally his head was covered by a red scarf that prevented people from seeing his nose and various parts of his head but not his teeth oh no those shined quite nicely and his eyes were red. As Marluck stood there for a moment watching just watching before he raised his two long arms above his head before bringing his long arms crashing down in an attempt to hurt whoever came out of the door after Rider and this is officially the start of Marluck lesson.-
CharlotteCarrendar: – If you had ever been on a factory floor tour, before, than you may well know, how fast paced they can be. Time is of course money, and one does not dilly dally around, when there is so much to be done, towards the war effort of Lorewall, and Nemaues. Both Sora and Taru are dressed in black robes, their hoods down. The mark of their creed on their neck, and with a sideways glance at the other, they are off, following Larry on this whistle stop tour of the inner workings of the Tarantula. The sheer size per floor was astonishing, and while Sora would like to have offered more commentary, he felt it wise to leave that to the end of the tour. Interrupting Larry would prolong the tour itself, and he seemed to be keen to get them through each part, to each cabin, and even the toilets.
-(Larry)”That there is the toilet no over excessive imagination is needed or even the need to show case it, it has a single toilet …dual flush water closet, no heated toilet seat and I believe there is a sink and a shatter proof mirror as well…and please don’t use the toilet in the Tarantula just yet due to the water system is offline at the moment.” Hurrying them along, Sora and Taru’s cloaks, dragged along the ground, while Sora tried to take a look back at the rooms they passed, every so often, he had to be tugged along to follow. “Try to keep up, at the very least, or he will leave us behind, Sora.” Trying to catch up, he whispered. “I think I can hold it.”- A sideways glance, and she asks. “Hold what?”- And he whispered back. “I really need to go, but the plumbing in this thing is not hooked up.” Rolling her eyes, the continued on. One of the more interesting parts of the Tarantula for resting area, and it dawned on her, with all the beds and accommodation, they were really going to need a crew, of at least about seventeen men or women. It was an oversight, but hopefully, they would be able to recruit.
But onwards they marched after Larry. Next came the showers, and a long bench that meant that people didn’t have to line up, they could sit and wait their turn. Seemed like the designers had left little to nothing out in their ideas for the fitting and maintenance. Eco friendly, and that would also be cost saving the manner in which it was set up; an equal sharing of the hot and cold, so no one misses a decent shower. Further along, the Captain’s quarters, or a type of state room. Carperted floors, and the metal desk with leather chair. You could tell by the other furnishings, such as the single bed, and the ensuite, that the Captain would not be sharing his quarters with another. This was indeed a place to think and chart course, as well as handle higher deck issues, with the projector for holograms. Basically, anyone on the Supertank, can be projected into his quarters, and the Captain could deal with any situation swiftly. Again Sora was impressed, but then wondered, who would be Captain, in the midst of the fight. There was of course “The Captain.” but he had not seen him since he was himself a wee lad. And to be honest, Sora had not crossed paths with Captain since the death of his Mother, all those years, before. Taru virtually had to snap him out and get him to hurry along, to catch up to the fast pased Larry. “Now let’s move to the engine floor.” Away again, Larry was off, and the Spider siblings, were having to hurry off after him. Sora was worried he might miss something important, and even had the gaul to sing out. “Wait up…I’m not a spiderling.” Taru chuckled at that comment, and followed with. “You got that right.” Ever onward, to the lower level and the engine rooms, the hub where the Tarantula’s power truly came from. On entry, it was a rather enclosed space, with dials and pipes, levers and switches on the walls of the interior. All rather straight forward, when it came to engineering, but it was the large machine in back, that had Larry’s attention, and soon to be the Spider siblings. .-(Larry)”May I present to you the experimental fusion device known as the Plasma Reactor or was it Generator…Anyway I will not explain how energy is made in this device mostly because the government has classed that knowledge as highly classified…but anyway this big plasma generator or reactor has the fusion material needed already and all it needs is to be turned on and there you go the Tarantula is activated.” The idea of there being a plasma generator, or reactor actually powering this beast of mechanical brilliance, had Taru well and truly intrigued. She walked around and then rested her hands, on the hand rails, that were all around the massive machine itself. Taru let out a long whistle, while Sora took out his glasses and placed them on. “Fascinating.” Sora stated, and leant forward on the rail, just a bit too far, and had to be pulled back by his sister. As they were about to move on, the sound of a Drill, broke the din, and Larry investigated, that the cause of the noise, was none other than Colonel Matilda, who was a rather odd looking character; dirty black stained face, and wearing oversized goggles. It appeared that Larry had a habit of getting her name wrong, and while they made small talk, Taru and Sora stood close together. “Impressed so far, Brother?”- He nodded of course, but was more concerned over who they would get for a crew. The Colonel wiped her face clean with a rag, and mentioned that she was there to fix the engine for that particular leg of the Tarantula. Obviously there was an issue with it not marrying up in its performance and being erratic, compared to the other engines, that drove each of the eight legs. Taru folded her arms, and then placed them up inside her sleeves, while watching Larry and the Colonel discuss the drives of the engines and was concerned. This was after all a prototype, and its biggest test was obviously yet to come. Biggest question she had was…would it work?
:: In the School of the Masters, the youthful Darksied, with the half moon jacket vest, and Raven, who was wearing her mask and tattered robes, had finished their meal, served by the Red armoured clansman of Fire and the Fisherman of the Clan of Water, now heading back to see the Headmaster, after Raven struggled to eat with her mask constantly falling forward and obstructing her mouth. The forest path was marred with vines, and tree roots that rose up out of the ground, while they needed to be sure footed, to dodge large rocks, that could easy trip you up while you walked. The meal of fish and rice, while not exactly plentiful, had filled Raven’s belly somewhat, and she did feel a bit better in herself. Keeping in company with the teenage Darksied, also was comforting. Her youth had been spent in the Spire or the Meeting hall subterranean , with her vast numbers of siblings, who were guarded and protected by the minions of Mazmezz, the Ettercaps. Darksied was intrigued about them, not having ever seen or heard of them back in Lorewall. While Raven made her way along the forest path, she began to answer his questions as to what the Ettercaps looked like, and where they were from. “Aunt Charlotte said that the Ettercaps came from a large settlement that was in the catacombs below the Western Forests of Nemaues. Brought to this world by Mazmezz, their role is as protectors to Beblith young. To describe them, I would say, like jolly green giants, but they have similar mouths to spiders, with the mandibles. They don’t have hands persay, but actually claws, which is great for picking up the likes of my Cousin Seven, when he was really young and always getting into things he shouldn’t. The ones I remember, were about six foot; pretty big when you are a kid. They have these bulging bellies, and are able to make webbing blasts, similar to Spiders. Poison tip mandibles. And they have a rather mean disposition. Not at all friendly.” By the time Raven had explained the Ettercaps, the pair had arrived before the Headmaster, who was in the same place as before, and had been awaiting their arrival. The caw of a bird that was nesting upon him, alerted that they had reached their destination. –(Head master)”Welcome students…what is it you wish to speak about?” The Headmaster asked, and it was Darksied, who spoke first. -(Darksied)”Umm head master ahh the new girl of the darkness clan needs a special mouth piece installed into her mask so as to allow her to eat food and drink…” Darksied’s manner was one that was of nerves, the way he scratched the side of his mask and thumbed back at Raven, who came up behind him. The Tree Headmaster, acted like he had forgotten all about that with her mask, that did not have any fancy features to help with her being able to eat and keeping her identity a secret. The Headmaster made an offer, on the type of mechanism to allow the lower half of her mask to open. Either a push button one, that slides the portion of her mask up, to allow her to eat freely, or a hinge, that mean the lower part could unlock and either swing out to the side, or up like a flap. Raven thought for a moment, and then asked. “I would think a button so that the lower half slides. It just seems to be easier, than a hinge.” That was at least how Raven thought, since she did find eating with the mask on to be very difficult. The Headmaster was also clued in that the children had returned, and perhaps Raven had more questions that she had not yet shared. And the truth of the matter was….she did. She didn’t wish to upset Darksied junior at all, but she needed to know. “Headmaster, the nation I come from is called Nemaues, and it is the land of the surface dwellers, the ones that escaped from the Dead Nation when the End of Days was coming. It was long before I was born, and I am a child of Nemaues. My question is…are there many of the Clan of Darkness in Nemaeus, and if so…who is leading them?”
::Waking up in Rider’s house, Baldrick was stretching and yawning, while Rider was already up and about, getting breakfast for them all. A jar of sweet syrup coated apples. A rare treat for the land below the surface of the Dead nation. The false sun was high now, and the very first lesson with Marluck was to commence that day for Cookie, aka Paige. Paige had been up for some time, and sat at the makeshift table, watching Rider, who was fussing about in the cupboard. The noise of the cupboards opening and closing had Baldrick up, and he scratched his ass, as he walked over to the table and pulled up a rickety chair. -(Rider)”Alright now this apples may taste a bit sweet but it counts as breakfast too now I know what you are thinking what about the meat or fish…well their down in the basement all strung up on ropes to preserve them a bit longer and the only to get to the basement is through the small cave passage made by my Otyugh…So eat up while I go outside to see if Marluck is here yet.” Baldrick wiggled his fingers, and had a wide smile behind his mask, which he slid back to reveal his face. Weathered by time, but there was nothing that could take the sparkle from his eyes, on seeing an apple. Especially one that was covered in a sticky sweet substance. To him, this was the meal of a King, considering where they were. He didn’t need to be asked twice, and started to eat the apple, making slurping sounds, as the sticky juice ran down his chin. “Oh yes…*munch munch*…good….fruit.”- Paige was not so gung ho in her eating skills, and took smaller bites, but did enjoy the sweet taste. Having a sweet tooth, with a love for candies and chocolate, this was like a good balance of fruit and sweet syrup. The pair ate up soon enough, and then it was time to get ready for their first days training as Flusher people. Paige got her mask back on, and took the plates to the kitchen to be washed, while Baldrick tidied up where they had slept and made ready with his shovel, to go outside. Cookie, finished dressing, and with her mask in place, she took up her weapons; The wooden handled machete and the matching shield. Baldrick watched her with a wave of pride. She was not like her Grandmother, or her own mother; Charlotte for that matter. She had been something of a princess for a long time. Now, was her turn to learn the ways of a fighter, like her ancestors. It was time to prove her worth in this world of tunnels. Baldrick was the gentleman, opening the door for Paige, who made a small salute, and marched out first. Well, this was going to be interesting, since Marluck decided that he was going to attack the first person to leave the house. Marluck had descended from the roof, with the speed of a meteorite, landing with an earth shattering thud, and this completely startled young Cookie, whose first thought was to go to arms, holding out her machete, and keeping her shield close to her. Baldrick was just closing the door, and turned around to see Marluck raising up his long arms high, ready to bring them crashing down upon the hapless Cookie. Now Cookie was short by Tunnel people’s standards, and Marluck standing with legs slightly parted, she tried something rather ingenious. She zipped between his legs, as his arms came crashing down, and whilst the forward movement made his body tip forward to the area where Cookie had been standing, she was behind him, twirling around and ready to poke his ass with her machete, while Baldrick twirled his shovel, with the skill of a showman. “Oi..Oi…you could at least say Good Morning!” For the Carrendars of Lorewall, this was quite the lesson to wake up too. <3>