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Old 06-02-2018, 06:10 PM   #509
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Originally Posted by Maskerade View Post

Unwavering, you are determined to keep moving. Moreover, the cut in your arm only serves to incense you towards trampling over the crazed man to get to where you want to be.

The man’s fate has been sealed in your mind, and it materializes in the shape of your Honedge. But before you strike him down, you decide to at least make him useful in death – Sigurd steps forward and mentally probes the man, relaying anything he finds to you via your psychic link. The problem is, his already weakened mind has been jumbled by the previous Confuse Ray, and all you get are disjointed bits and pieces, meaningless images except for one that flashes repeatedly in between all the noise...

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It seems to be a die of some sort, but made of red stone. Every time the image appears, a new number is up front, but sometimes, the twenty-sided stone is spinning erratically rather than showing any number at all, further confirming the man's crippling confusion. And then, everything turns to black.

Looking ahead, you realize Honedge has made his move, piercing the man’s heart with a single, violent stab. Broken physically and mentally, it might have been in the man’s best interest to put him out of his misery. At the very least, the shouting and moaning have ceased.

The living sword removes itself from the deformed human’s torso, and the lifeless husk falls forward at your feet, dressed in rags and rusty knife still in hand. The nausea gets worse, and you can’t tell whether it’s due to the radiation, the arm wound or the fact that you just killed another human being.

Now what?...
All they managed to get out of the husk of a man was a strange image of a 20 sided dice. Jayson had no idea what it meant, the only thing he knew about those type of die is that they were often used for games, however he was sure how that connected to their current situation. Honedge had thankfully put the man to rest swiftly, Jayson felt no guilt, what he did was in the man's best interests. There was no way he could be healed and even if there was he was so mentally destroyed that he would never be the same. He just had to hope the man was alone down here, more crazy mutants was the last thing he needed, especially now he was wounded. He was feeling more nauseous, so much so that he began to feel a bit unsteady on his feet. Sigurd thankfully catches him before he hits the floor, Blinky and Iron Maiden look at him with concern.

"It's alright guys, I promise I won't turn into something like him", Jayson gestured towards the dead man. "Sigurd you need to use a Will-O-Wisp to cauterise my wound, we need to push on. Continue to light the way for us, we need to find out what is actually going on down here. Sure, the best thing for him to do at this point was probably teleport to the nearest hospital, but for some reason he was determined to get answers. Sure, it could have been the radiation effecting his brain, but what were the chances of that?

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