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House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:29:37 PM »
~Zhuelke Family~
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZYTjzTnrfc[/youtube]
 
 I have begun my most lucrative job to date, as such it is finally time to log pertinent information.

  It began quite simply, I sought to make a quick Wolf Fang and saw the opportunity in Frenar Goldenhammer's unpopularity. I'd heard of Shy'Nar's (quite embarrassing) assassination attempt in the Lady's Rest and decided to take it upon myself to end the infamous dwarf. We met in the Mist Camps, where we quickly formed a business rapport and headed to the wastes of Har'Akir for mutual benefit.

  There, I introduced him to my brother and revealed my intention after we prepared for our expedition...  I have never faced a more cunning warrior. I had to employ tactics and contingencies I had only imagined. He fought hard, he fought well, but in the end he fell.

~Blood Money~



  After, I took him aside and sought to communicate with his soul, where my true deception began.

~Business~



  Of course I never really had an employer, but he bought into the deception readily enough. He asked how much I was paid and was quite displeased to hear/ 13,000 WF.
He offered me double, and double again; for the tidy fortune of/ 52,000 WF to supply the name of my employer and return the favor. I agreed to the terms, and would supply a name after being paid in full. He eagerly accepted. After taking rudimentary precautions, I returned his soul and we began a rather tense journey to his bank in Port City.

  After being paid, he demanded a name. I had a few ideas but decided on the one he offered in his ramblings: Koryan.
"I knew it!", is how he responded. "Tell him Frenar sent ye.", his final request.

  I fully intended to leave him to his devices and reap my bounty in Port City on expensive tastes and cheap thrills... until I spoke to Jade. I told her what happened, as I tend to tell her everything, and she was furious. Demanding explanation (for DEALING with Goldenhammer) and speaking nothing less then caustic venom against the dwarf. I found myself wondering the veracity of any of the -numerous- accusations against him. In our dealings, I found him to be nothing less than an honorable, if misguided, business man. And a fine one at that. Finer I have yet to find, in the Vardo or the Goose. I defended him, and myself, like some barrister. In doing so, I found how empty the smoke screen of charges truly were and I began to wonder on my actions...

  I sought Goldenhammer out, and with great precaution, told him of my deception. He demanded his Wolf Fang back, I proposed another arrangement. I would offer my services for a contract, and would do all within my power (apart from die for- I do so enjoy living) to help his Clan prosper and save face. He stared at me a long while before responding...

 "Usually I seek out others and hire them out. You done went and made everything backward! ...You're hired."
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 03:46:43 AM »
  The first order of business is addressing the Clan's public image. It appears there is a smear campaign against it (literally, there is fecal matter smeared over their posters... )
I saw Goldenhammer's attempts at addressing the masses and was left... unimpressed. Too many words. I never saw the point in acknowledging baseless accusations anyway, it gives them merit.
Instead, we will adopt a new campaign~




The first of many such posters to come.
  
   It seems Goldenhammer's only true detractors are fools and inbred mutants; for good reason. There is no substantiating evidence to the various claims against my employer. In fact, all these cries of "murderer" and "monster" are comical as no one killed by Goldenhammer has managed to stay dead. Assault, I believe is the charge in such a case. Additionally (and more importantly), Goldenhammer has never broken the laws of the land... The Count's law. Labeling those who move against him as no less then the radicals and rebels they are.

   Honestly, what brand of "justice" would nearly burn down a peaceful inn and immolate it's proprietor to see an upstanding and exemplary dwarf assassinated? I wonder.
 
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 02:55:03 PM »


~Enchanting Experiment:  Xiii~
 Testing with the souls of the deceased has led to horrific results... I feel as if they, in all their vengeance, stole from me that which I worked so hard for.
I no longer feel the intimacy I once did with such arts; I am numb, my business ruined, and I haven't been outdoors in months. Throughout my seclusion, I feel I have come to understand some things
that have long eluded me... myself, for instance.

   The damage is done, it is time for repair.

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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 03:53:15 AM »
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmWETnxHnjA[/youtube]

How many nights have I spent hidden in the dark of these halls, with only flickering candle lights, musty tomes, and the voices to keep me company.
By the Nine how the demons torment. How they rend and gnaw the mind. How they numb and blind.
I would look at myself in the mirror and not know who I saw.
 
Such irony that in my practice of necromancy I almost lost my life.
Perhaps the dead are best left dead...
...and the living left to live, and to learn.

 ~Zhuelke
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 08:07:40 PM »
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~ Mystwalker ~
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Once upon a field of song we danced like leaves in flight.
Seasons twirled on and on, until one fateful night.

Upon a long and misty road there came an eerie sight.
A figure garbed in shadowed robe came looking for a fight.

I don't recall most of the scene, it must have been obscene.
A toll was paid, my very life is nothing but a dream.

Now gather round that you might hark of truth and myth as one.
All light retreats before old dark, so likewise we should run.

For creatures hunt inside the night, they howl and claw and bite.
They love nothing save for one thing, a lovely soul in sight.

Others still can't get their fill, it's blood they sip as wine.
Never satisfied they drink, cursed for all of time.

So Let it come, the hallowed sun, to cleanse and purge the land.
All shadows roam in places known, the light they cannot stand.

Now gather round that you might hark of truth and myth as one;
Old dark gives way again to light cast out from the sun.

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~ Zhuelke
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 07:08:51 PM »
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~Binary~
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There is no peace without a fight.
There is no wrong without a right.
There is no day without a night.
There is no falling without flight.

There is no up without a down.
There is no smile without a frown.
There is no lost without a found.
Everything will come around.

A cycle winds, it is called time.
Events ebb and flow, and you never know
when the bell might toll and the reaper come collect.
Recursion's hell, and I know it well.

In some time you will find
a decision before you on rewind.
Do you want to make the same mistake another time
or will you break free from your hell, and let your soul climb?


~Zhuelke

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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 05:30:31 PM »
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[Chorus]
Love your hate, your faith lost
You are now one of us
Love your hate, your faith lost
You are now one of us

[Verse 1]
Nothing from nowhere, I'm no one at all
Radiate, recognize one silent call
As we all form one dark flame
Incinerate

[Verse 2]
Nothing from nowhere, I'm no one at all
Radiate, recognize one silent call
As we all form one dark flame
As we all form one dark flame
As we all

[Chorus]
Love your hate, your faith lost
You are now one of us
Love your hate, your faith lost
You are now one of us

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My years here have grown long.
I can still remember stumbling from the mists, fresh, young, nave.
My head was shaved then, as was the custom of my homeland; Thay.
Only slaves grew their hair, which is why, in the end, mine has grown so long.
I am a prisoner here, and until I escape every glimpse of my reflection will remind me.
I am -not- home. I am -not- free.

I am fallen, but not quite broken.

Zhuelke

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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 09:52:26 PM »

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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 10:55:22 AM »
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...
worms
maggots
the entire ruck

well, maybe not all of them are so bad...
piteous fate beside, it is not entirely Maudlin.



YES,
I SEE YOU

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Zhuelke
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2016, 02:18:09 AM »
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2016, 10:28:07 PM »

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[...emanating from a dark room, in a dark house...]

the worms crawl in and the worms crawl out
the ones that go in are lean and thin
the ones that come out fat and stout
your eyes fall in and your teeth fall out
your brains come tumbling down your snout

Be merry my friends b̺͔̳̯͕ͅe͝ ͙̥m̡̖̥͕̞͙̩̠e̥̟r̖͔̪͓̭̺ŗý̻͇̩̤̦̜̦~

[Source: The Pogues- "Worms"]
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2016, 01:28:16 AM »
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2016, 04:16:31 AM »
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2016, 10:19:07 AM »
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She coursed through the book. Flipping, flipping.
There

She found it.
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Tap,       Tap,       Tap,
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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2016, 03:43:53 AM »

Why I ought to-

where am I going?

What am I doing-

WHO WAS
THAT

?
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.
Lazula walked her halls,
holes in the heel and sole of her leggings.
She didn't get out much.
Her proceeds had gone to supplying all her needs.
It wasn't pretty.
Dusty, a little musky.
Bits, odds and ends scattered all along the perimeter,
but there was a certain formula to the madness.
This wasn't profane,
in any sense of the word.

A bottle clacked against another on a shelf as she sought some thing.
A book.
Yes, it had been calling to her some time now.
Some spirit therein,
manifesting
here
there
everywhere

It was calling.
For a long



long







time.



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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2016, 02:49:33 PM »
music used for mind control

There was a rumbling.
Like laughter.
But deep,
and dark.

With strings did he conduct his symphony,
like hooks did the ends stick from his puppet's flesh.

Hm?

A horn was sounding from above...
A puppet was running, from below...
its strings went taut; It twisted, it pulled.

...he was furious!



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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2016, 10:57:45 PM »
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They know me by many names now, she thought, viewing herself in the vanity.
Her hair was mousy and black and big brown eyes appraised her.
She smoothed her cloak. She smiled; Unhinged.
Yes.. They would have so much fun.

[/left]

Lazula strode through the halls.
She paused before a door by the end.
Her hand came to rest upon the door, as she sought to absorb the sudden surge of emotion she felt.
Emotion? She stared at her hand upon the door.
This was some dream.
She pushed through the door.
The light greeted her,
and she smiled.

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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2017, 12:04:27 PM »
An Age Ago

Don't be afraid... 

...    be ruthless.


Lazula watched her father as he strode back to his position, where he crossed his arms, to observe.
He nodded her on. She turned, facing the bound slave. His eyes were wide, glistening like stars, pleading.
She raised her hand, the subsonic reverberations of the incantation growing from within her as she murmured and eldritch tendrils slowly began to swirl up her arm, coalescing into a pulsing sphere of annihilation before her outstretched palm.

The slave struggled at his bonds, muffled cries escaping.
Her father was watching, she knew what was expected.
Her eyes narrowed.
Whispers seemingly surrounded her as she roared the final component-




URO !




The twinkling spell roared forth from her outstretched hand, strobing violently and setting the room to a hellish scenery.
Effects tossed and swirled in the spell's wake.
In his frenzy, the slave managed to break free of a bond;
his gag.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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There was a scream before it was silenced by a deafening explosion.
Debris and smoking viscera shot and bounced from the source, something cut Lazula's cheek, wincing her eye, though she did not turn from the pyre of her doing...

She stared, the inferno flickering and wavering over her face in hellish tones.
A hand clutched her shoulder, and only then did she turn her fixation.
Her father's face was illuminated by the blaze ahead. He was pleased; greatly.
She turned back to her work and smiled; wicked.



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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2017, 08:03:34 PM »
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TERMINAL.EXE
Prologue

She saw it.


They were coming for her now.

She couldn't help but grin.
It had been some time since things were so exciting!
Wolf fang or solar couldn't afford what she just bought herself in to.
She snapped her fingers together and a napalm flame bloomed an inferno in her palm.
It molten swirled at its core; some pulsing plasma entity like an abject heart of the spell.
She could feel her capillaries itching at the thought of release. Instead there was an uncomfortable readjustment, as she relaxed her instinct.

Not yet, she smiled.

The guests hadn't arrived.


What fun was a deal if one couldn't be broken every once in a while?


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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2017, 04:47:06 PM »

TERMINAL.EXE
Chapter I
The Scarlet Crescendo


The writing was on the wall.

"Miseria Canet?"

She glanced back; quizzical.

He was already watching her, giving her pause.

He moved to speak. "Misery will sing."

She turned back to the wall, after a lingering moment.
His eyes...

They consumed her.

She gasped as he entered her space.
Uninvited, but not unwelcome.

He looked pensive.
She watched him; critically.

He touched the wall, indicating the writing.
"Its a composition... the "Ode to Joy""
He looked at her and smiled.
"Its beautiful."

She blanched and he turned back to the writing on the wall,
his infatuation with the graffiti, evident.
He was smiling.

She frowned.



She dreamed of him.


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Aria of Sorrow
"RavenLof"
Cold night, Stormy heights
Cliff side, momentary flash of light
She's falling faster then she learned to fly
This is what it must be like when angels cry
a diamond forms in the heavens and falls out of the skies
it lands into the waters, and shimmers then it dies
letters are the preferred messenger of suicide
lets take a look inside to find the meaning of the rhyme
~~~
in a castle in the mists
she stands upon the precipice
and in that place of life or death
she found no reason to draw breath
without his love there's nothing left
and so she took one final step
and plunged into the darkest depths
to join the damned and nothing less

PRIMORDIAL FLAME

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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2017, 03:13:17 PM »

TERMINAL.EXE
Chapter II
Misaria


She clipped on a dangling golden earring. It glimmered in the near-dark.
Myriad patterns accompanied and accented her modelling, from the shards missing of the broken mirror she admired her visage from.

Elsewhere in the ruined abode,
Freude was busy sampling the linen.

"Oy, this is a fitter, this!"

She agreed.

It fit him wonderfully. She applauded cheerily.

He posed.

My hero.



"Real horror-show, that."

He was right. It didn't look good at all. The way was long, and winding, and treacherous.
They would have to go all the way back around...
unless...

He drew his sword.
"Ready ta put your name on it?"
She was.

She dreamed of him.
The reality was, there was no going back.
It was the ruins of Boulevard or the Syndicate.
That was basically a life of slavery.

Freude was a star, before the fall.
Now he was a hero.

They were in love.



Outside, thunder rolled.

She awoke suddenly,
panting in a moment's frenzy, clutching the covers to her chest.
The room-light flickered by some distant celestial discharge, a nearby electrical-boom rocked her apartment and set everything to rattling.
She shrank back in bed, propping on an elbow. Her breathing steadied. Still she clutched her covers.
The heavens continued to rumble, but distantly, and never so intimate like before.

The rain hissed outside her window.
Her room was sketched every time the window flashed and flickered.
She stared into the darkness...



It was the same dream every night.

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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2017, 06:56:21 PM »

TERMINAL.EXE
Chapter III
Ma.Gog

It scuttled in the dark:
sickening.

Lazula lied in bed.
Her covers drawn over her nose;
but not her eyes.

It moved again.
She could see.. parts of it:
quivering.

Glistening.

It squelched and she froze solid.
It descended on her.

She woke gasping for breath.

Eyes wide.

In the morning she found the book upon the floor.
Its spine open and face down.
She picked it up, and turned it over, smoothing the crease in its page;
she gave pause.

Therein, was some message.

Someone left it for her.

Someone was telling her something.

Someone...

Something.

Outside the winds were tempestuous.
She walked to the pier. She enjoyed the ocean.
Walking helped clear her mind.
Get her out of her caustic monotony.

The sun felt good, and was especially beautiful left glittering off the horizon.
It reminded her,

of home.

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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2017, 07:20:13 AM »
TERMINAL.EXE

Chapter IV
404

It was addictive.

She knew,
but she couldn't help herself.


What was a vice among viceroys?

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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2017, 05:59:35 PM »
TERMINAL.EXE




Let's ride!


Chapter V
"Nexus"

Where was Flowstate?

How was unimportant about a minute ago.
They were in hot pursuit.
They weren't playing around either.

He had to escape,
or all was lost.

Everyone was depending on him,
even if they didn't know it..

Yet.


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Re: House Zhuelke: "Business & Pleasure"
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2017, 04:01:22 AM »
TERMINAL.EXE


Chapter Vi
"Reverie"


Where was Flowstate?

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