Channel Name: Cerra Manor: The Shore
At the bottom of the coastal path lies a secluded beach, lit exclusively by naked flame torches. The sand is very fine, white and warm, and the water a cool blue with coral reef further out. A small selection of wooden rowing boats have been pulled onto the beach and available for all to use.Despite a need for privacy, please don't take the boats too far out. We'd hate you to lose your way to the beach in the dark!
[ 2015.10.05 03:11:25 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > /emote takes his position in the middle of a dueling strip, marked off by driftwood. Tents have been erected for refreshments--though a duel, it was nonetheless a social occassion, where members of the nobility could discuss intrigues and current events...
[ 2015.10.05 03:12:19 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > He stands at the midpoint, next to a stand tended to by a number of Cerra guards and servants as well as those from his own household. Upon the stand are two simple wooden chests--no doubt housing the firearms for the participants.
[ 2015.10.05 03:13:32 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote joins the small crowd at the midpoint after navigating his way through the retinue. The eyes of Ahrosseas' hangers-on pierce him with the knife-like stares he had once grown up with, but hadn't had to tolerate at Cerra Manor. He felt as a sample....
[ 2015.10.05 03:13:40 ] Reginald Sakakibara > ... sitting in a Petri dish beneath a microscope.
[ 2015.10.05 03:14:33 ] Thal Vadam > /emote follows Reginald closely, his ceremonial gear looking almost angelic
[ 2015.10.05 03:15:04 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote calmly walks with Rebecca towards a spot that had a good view of where both duelists would stand, closer to Clarelam, however.
[ 2015.10.05 03:15:42 ] Sahriah BloodStone > /emote walks in, staying close by to the guards surrounding Rebecca and taking a seat nearby on a large rock, not caring to use any of the amenities
[ 2015.10.05 03:15:50 ] Literia > /emote is unsure what to do in these situtation and tries to find a place to stand. She stands on the outter rim of the tent closer to Regi.
[ 2015.10.05 03:15:51 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The younger Clarelam exclaims, "What a lovely location." He claps his hands, "Unfortunate it will be marred with the remains of your ex-husband, but I'm sure it will wash out with the tide."
[ 2015.10.05 03:16:28 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote nods, "The tide washes out all, eventually. You were unable to sway your grandfather to act as his second?"
[ 2015.10.05 03:16:52 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > He grins in reply, "We'll see."
[ 2015.10.05 03:17:13 ] Thal Vadam > /emote is disgusted by all he sees, his long time suspicions confirmed. These Holder's cared nothing for honor...just spectacle
[ 2015.10.05 03:17:39 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote takes a deep breath, then meets Ahrosseas at the center of the strip. They exchange bows, though Reginald's seems far more nervous.
[ 2015.10.05 03:17:48 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote nods, "It'd only make sense, after all.:
[ 2015.10.05 03:18:02 ] Thal Vadam > "Reginald..."
[ 2015.10.05 03:19:41 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > A master of ceremonies steps forward--most of the formalities have been agreed upon beforehand, so his announcements are simply a dull repeat of the rules. Eventually he comes to a point of important, "The challenged party, in its mercy, has allowed...
[ 2015.10.05 03:19:49 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > ... God to decide who shall fire the first shot."
[ 2015.10.05 03:21:24 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > He produces a coin from his pocket, holding it high for all to see--a depiction of a saint honored by the Clarelam family on one side, that of an emperor from a bygone age on the other, "A ruling of Faith shall be Lord Reginald Sakakibara. That of...
[ 2015.10.05 03:21:31 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > ... Empire, Lord Ahrosseas Clarelam."
[ 2015.10.05 03:22:41 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The coin is flung into the air before the announcer catches it, revealing it to be the side for Faith.
[ 2015.10.05 03:22:57 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote almost lets out a sigh of relief. He would get the first shot.
[ 2015.10.05 03:23:16 ] Thal Vadam > /emote watches intently
[ 2015.10.05 03:23:32 ] Sahriah BloodStone > /emote watches quietly from a distance, her hand resting on her sidearm
[ 2015.10.05 03:23:44 ] Literia > /emote eyes dart between Clarelam and Regi, she watches Regi with baited breath.
[ 2015.10.05 03:24:04 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > /emote chuckles, "I shant need the shot at any rate." He waves off the guns provided, "I have provided my own firearm." He then casually--and arrogantly--walks towards his side of the dueling lane and turns on his heel to face Reginald.
[ 2015.10.05 03:25:15 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote does the same, taking not one of the prepared weapons, but the one that Katerina provided two nights prior. He turns to face Clarelam, watching as members of the nobility and onlookers back away from the strip.
[ 2015.10.05 03:26:32 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > /emote waits until Reginald makes ready to raise his hand in the air, "Under Article 3 of the provisions for this duel, I invoke my right to choose a representative. My grandson, Ahrosseas Clarelam, shall serve in my stead. May God's blessings be upon.....
[ 2015.10.05 03:26:33 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > ... him."
[ 2015.10.05 03:27:02 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote falters, making his pistol safe, taken off guard and off balance by the gesture. He attempts to regain his composure, nodding.
[ 2015.10.05 03:27:57 ] Thal Vadam > /emote curses under his breath
[ 2015.10.05 03:28:13 ] Sahriah BloodStone > /emote smirks at the cowardly act, having expected nothing more of him. She looks over to the grandson to see his reaction
[ 2015.10.05 03:28:20 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The younger Clarelam winks at Katerina, "You see? Providence is on our side."
[ 2015.10.05 03:28:35 ] Literia > /emote grits her teeth, almost an audible grind comes out of them. She mutters something in a Brutor, a string of curses.
[ 2015.10.05 03:28:40 ] Thal Vadam > "Reginald..."
[ 2015.10.05 03:28:54 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote chuckles, "Indeed so." She parts the collar of her long coat just enough for him to catch a glimpse of a red scarf, tinged with gold.
[ 2015.10.05 03:29:06 ] Literia > /emote eyes dart to Regi then to Thal
[ 2015.10.05 03:29:17 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote mutters back to Thal, "I'm not stepping away from this."
[ 2015.10.05 03:29:36 ] Literia > /emote looks up at the sky as Regi speaks, and mutters again.
[ 2015.10.05 03:29:58 ] Thal Vadam > /emote whispers to Reginald "I'm not asking you to...Aim with the wind"
[ 2015.10.05 03:30:27 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > His eyes narrow slightly, before muttering to Katerina, "You'll regret that." He makes his way to the dueling position, shedding off his outer layer to reveal a well-toned physique--many in the gathered audience applauds as he gracefully receives the...
[ 2015.10.05 03:30:34 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > ... weapon from his grandfather.
[ 2015.10.05 03:31:15 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > ((hang on, I got the colors mixed up))
[ 2015.10.05 03:31:21 ] Katerina Tzestu > ((like a bad lmao))
[ 2015.10.05 03:31:48 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > ((Retcon that initial line to: He smiles widely at Katerina, "I'll bring you back a trophy, Katerina." He makes his way...))
[ 2015.10.05 03:31:59 ] Reginald Sakakibara > "Aim with the wind?" He asks, clearly confused by the statement.
[ 2015.10.05 03:32:31 ] Maria Daphiti > /emote's scowl remains as she quietly watches
[ 2015.10.05 03:33:34 ] Thal Vadam > "Bah...Nevermind...God be with you Reginald"
[ 2015.10.05 03:33:36 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > "Lord Reginald," The younger Clarelam calls out, extending his arms out so that his entire body is a target, "Are you finished conferring with the Templar? We all have an opera to see and would like to get this over with."
[ 2015.10.05 03:34:48 ] Thal Vadam > /emote steps back, giving the boy a death stare
[ 2015.10.05 03:35:34 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote lays a comforting hand on Rebecca's shoulder, and to hell with being proper.
[ 2015.10.05 03:36:06 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote turns back to the younger Clarelam, then takes up his practiced dueling stance, showing only his profile to him to minimize the target area.
[ 2015.10.05 03:36:36 ] Thal Vadam > /emote prays quietly
[ 2015.10.05 03:36:45 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > A guard tries to brush Katerina's hand off of Rebecca, "Excuse me, miss, you're not to touch Lady Rebecca."
[ 2015.10.05 03:37:18 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote takes a deep breath, then fires his weapon at his opponent.
[ 2015.10.05 03:38:18 ] Literia > /emote crosses her fingers, and actually says a prayer for Regi.
[ 2015.10.05 03:38:50 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The bullet whizzes through the air and strikes Ahrosseas in his left forearm, causing him to double over momentarily as blood seeps out onto the crisp white shirt he was wearing. He curses under his breath, waving off the servants who rush to aid him.
[ 2015.10.05 03:38:58 ] Shalee Lianne > /emote stops somewhere in the distance, flanked by two TRI guards. She watches the scene, her expression guarded. Her hair streams on the balmy breeze, her dress flutters about her ankles.
[ 2015.10.05 03:39:36 ] Thal Vadam > /emote 's eyes dart to Lady Lianne, and he sighs
[ 2015.10.05 03:41:38 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > "Just a scratch," He laughs it off, then takes up his own dueling stance. Despite his wound, he does it fluidly, clearly an avid practicioner in the art of spectacled killing. He narrows his eyes on Reginald, but takes a quick glance at Katerina.
[ 2015.10.05 03:42:53 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote pulls out the scarf, red and black, edged with gold, and lets it sway in the breeze, a smug look directed at Younger.
[ 2015.10.05 03:43:22 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > He narrows his eyes at Katerina, then darts his anger back at Reginald, pulling on the trigger.
[ 2015.10.05 03:45:04 ] Reginald Sakakibara > The bullet flies through the air and whizzes past Reginald's face, close enough to leave a whirring sound and the memory, but not close enough even to graze.
[ 2015.10.05 03:45:20 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > A murmur goes through the crowd as Reginald reloads.
[ 2015.10.05 03:45:42 ] Thal Vadam > /emote smiles at Reginald
[ 2015.10.05 03:46:33 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The younger Clarelam shakes his head and takes a proper dueling stance this time around, thrusting his weapon to a servant and demanding it be ready for his next shot--his killing shot.
[ 2015.10.05 03:46:41 ] Maria Daphiti > /emote gazes at the two men, her face roiling with emotions.
[ 2015.10.05 03:47:01 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote takes a deep breath, then extends his pistol towards the younger Clarelam, then pulls the trigger.
[ 2015.10.05 03:48:20 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The bullet knicks the younger Clarelam in his side. He falls to the ground and lets out a yelp of pain.
[ 2015.10.05 03:49:26 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote watches Ahrosseas carefully, not noticing the Tri guards and Shalee in the distance. He can hear his heartbeat in his ears as adrenaline pumps through his body.
[ 2015.10.05 03:49:57 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > /emote clambers back up to his feet, then takes the loaded weapon from the servant. He extends it directly towards Reginald and fires.
[ 2015.10.05 03:50:21 ] Sahriah BloodStone > /emote raises an eyebrow, slightly surprized that both shots so far had made their mark. She keeps a close eye on the guards surrounding Rebecca, confident they would try something if Clarelam lost
[ 2015.10.05 03:50:45 ] Katerina Tzestu > ((keep in mind Kat's next to Rebecca))
[ 2015.10.05 03:51:23 ] Reginald Sakakibara > This time Regi isn't so lucky. The bullet lands squarely in his shoulder, the force knocking him off-balance. He staggers, clutching the bloody remains with his non-dominant hand.
[ 2015.10.05 03:51:48 ] Maria Daphiti > /emote gasps slightly.
[ 2015.10.05 03:52:27 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > A cheer erupts from the Clarelam camp. Despite his wounds, Ahrosseas raises his hands in triumph, as if the duel was all but decided. Loss of the dominant arm was a death sentence.
[ 2015.10.05 03:53:16 ] Thal Vadam > /emote frowns
[ 2015.10.05 03:53:56 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote gasps for air, then tries to manage the weapon in his weakned right hand. He's unable to maintain the same stance, drawing snickers from the Clarelam retinue, as he supports his arm with his left hand. He fires.
[ 2015.10.05 03:54:39 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The shot whizzes past the younger Clarelam harmlessly, thudding softly in a sand dune behind him. The Clarelam supporters all but burst out into laughter.
[ 2015.10.05 03:54:41 ] Literia > /emote gasps and chews on her lip ring. Praying that this will be the killing shot.
[ 2015.10.05 03:55:43 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The younger Clarelam joins in with the laughter, then takes his reloaded weapon from a servant. He glances towards Katerina again, his smile maleveolent, before firing his weapon at Reginald.
[ 2015.10.05 03:56:00 ] Literia > /emote closes her eyes as the Younger Clarelam fires.
[ 2015.10.05 03:56:47 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The weapon misfires in Clarelam's hand, bursting apart into bits of shrapnel that knicks his arm and face, blood dripping down from his cheek and forehead. He lets out a cry of shock and amazement.
[ 2015.10.05 03:57:25 ] Thal Vadam > /emote smiles slightly
[ 2015.10.05 03:57:49 ] Literia > /emote lets out a sigh of relief when she realizes that Regi wasnt shot again.
[ 2015.10.05 03:57:50 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote tries desperately-and fails- to not look more smug than Elise Randolph.
[ 2015.10.05 03:58:56 ] Thal Vadam > /emote glances up at Shalee again...Thinking to himself he met her eyes
[ 2015.10.05 03:58:58 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote takes up his weapon and aims it down at the younger Clarelam with renewed confidence. He looks at the writhing figure for a few moments, then frowns heavily. He hesitates, asking himself if it was worth it to kill this man. He glances over to...
[ 2015.10.05 03:59:13 ] Maria Daphiti > /emote blinks, wondering how shoddy workmanship, but thankful Reginald didn't get shot.
[ 2015.10.05 03:59:26 ] Reginald Sakakibara > ... the sidelines and spots Rebecca. A fresh surge of anger boils over and he discharges his weapon at the younger Clarelam.
[ 2015.10.05 03:59:53 ] Literia > /emote crosses her fingers and closes her eyes, whispering to herself.
[ 2015.10.05 04:00:43 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The bullet finds a place in the younger Clarelam's neck, the large-caliber pistol round creating leaving a jagged, torn exit wound. A fountain of blood erupts out onto the sand as he clutches as his throat, choking on his blood as his eyes bulge out...
[ 2015.10.05 04:00:47 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > ... of his head.
[ 2015.10.05 04:00:56 ] Reginald Sakakibara > ((Regi rolled pretty high))
[ 2015.10.05 04:01:19 ] Thal Vadam > (( I should say! ))
[ 2015.10.05 04:02:04 ] Thal Vadam > /emote claps
[ 2015.10.05 04:02:18 ] Literia > /emote claps her hands with a sigh of relief.
[ 2015.10.05 04:03:05 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > "CHEATER!" The older Clarelam jumps out of his seat, thrusting a finger at Reginald as all the medical teams can do is administer last rights and try to make him comfortable as he dies on the Huola sands.
[ 2015.10.05 04:03:50 ] Shalee Lianne > /emote as the younger Clarelam falls, she flicks her gaze to Thal, her eyes meeting his. She then turns and heads towards the Manor, followed by her guards.
[ 2015.10.05 04:04:09 ] Thal Vadam > /emote calls to the snake "coward!"
[ 2015.10.05 04:04:39 ] Thal Vadam > /emote watches Shalee go, and sighs
[ 2015.10.05 04:04:44 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The guards grab Rebecca and begin making their way towards Clarelam, who picks up an additional firearm and pulls the trigger at Reginald.
[ 2015.10.05 04:05:13 ] Thal Vadam > /emote jumps infront of Reginald
[ 2015.10.05 04:05:23 ] Maria Daphiti > /emote startles and dives behind a boat on the beach, not having any weapon of any kind.
[ 2015.10.05 04:05:28 ] Literia > /emote moves behind of the guards trying to grab Rebecca, and attempts to take out the guard at his knees.
[ 2015.10.05 04:05:34 ] Maria Daphiti > /emote gets a sense of deja vu
[ 2015.10.05 04:05:42 ] Literia > (( one of ))
[ 2015.10.05 04:05:47 ] Reginald Sakakibara > The shot misses even though Reginald wasn't ready for it. He ducks his head and retreats back, leaving his firearm in the sand as he clutches at his shoulder--still dripping blood.
[ 2015.10.05 04:05:50 ] Sahriah BloodStone > /emote unholters her weapon and aims towards the guards surroudning rebecca, giving time for Katerina to act before firing
[ 2015.10.05 04:05:59 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote follows along, then bumps into Clarelam the elder, who then collapses from a pierced heart.
[ 2015.10.05 04:07:28 ] Sahriah BloodStone > /emote looses two shots of antimatter into one of the guards backs, circling around to get closer to the girl
[ 2015.10.05 04:07:30 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > With their Holder down and with no clear chain of command, the guards take their hands off of their weapons, raising them above their heads.
[ 2015.10.05 04:08:29 ] Katerina Tzestu > /emote scoops up Rebecca quickly, and all but runs into the manor to ensure her safety.
[ 2015.10.05 04:08:29 ] Reginald Sakakibara > Rebecca takes the opportunity to bolt away from her captors, crossing the sand towards the Cerra guards, who are arrayed protectively on the opposite side. Reginald runs over and scoops her into his arms, despite his wound. She starts crying...
[ 2015.10.05 04:08:32 ] Reginald Sakakibara > ... into his chest.
[ 2015.10.05 04:08:48 ] Reginald Sakakibara > ((oh woops))
[ 2015.10.05 04:08:54 ] Reginald Sakakibara > ((okay, Kat has Rebecca))
[ 2015.10.05 04:09:03 ] Katerina Tzestu > ((lol ok, was gonna say woops too ))
[ 2015.10.05 04:09:18 ] Reginald Sakakibara > /emote meets with Katerina on the manor path as the Clarelam guards lower their weapons to obtain safe passage to the rest of the retinue.
[ 2015.10.05 04:09:41 ] Reginald Sakakibara > Rebecca starts crying into Katerina's embrace.
[ 2015.10.05 04:10:32 ] Literia > /emote makes sure that Regi, and Kat with Rebecca are out safely.
[ 2015.10.05 04:10:56 ] Maria Daphiti > /emote ducks back up from behind the boat, shaking slightly. She follows.
[ 2015.10.05 04:11:18 ] Literia > /emote follows close behind Maria
[ 2015.10.05 04:11:31 ] Ahrosseas Clarelam > The Cerra guards escort the retinue off of the Holding premises while medical teams deal with the corpses of the older and younger Ahrosseas Clarelams.
[ 2015.10.05 04:13:20 ] Sahriah BloodStone > /emote moves alongside kat and protects her and Rebecca but is too busy with a fleet to type more things