Post by GX Exil3 on Feb 15, 2018 23:11:21 GMT
Part 4 - Winter's Fury
Orochiholic and CaediteEos both woke up early the next morning and packed up thier few belongings and headed up the Steps to the Capital. After about 5 minutes , they reached the top where they were met by a guard protecting the entrance. " Halt " he shouts then points them to the poster along side of him. The Poster read , " Lockdown " in bold red colors and continued , " City is on High Alert for known thieves lurking inside, Entering and Exits are now restricted until further notice ". The two travelers knew thier friend needed immediate attention and tried to convince the guard to let them in , with no avail the guard chuckled loudly and rested his arm on CaediteEos. Once again the two tried to talk it over with the guard but same result. After a third time of attempting to persuade him, the guard had enough of the talk and pushed CaediteEos to the ground. Orochiholic helped his Comrade up and insisted his partner to let it go and leave the city, but CaediteEos had other plans. He charges at the guard and leans in for an attack with his fist, he misses a first time and gets countered by an uppercut. Orochiholic was unhappy how CaediteEos took the situation but he knew they couldn't get caught fighting so quickly he pulls up his bow and shoots right for the heart of the guard. Down he went like a ton of rocks, CaediteEos turned around to face Orochiholic. " Are you trying to get us arrested " Orochiholic responds. CaediteEos didn't respond and just turned back towards the guard lying dead on the ground. Without hesitation, CaediteEos grabs the helmet and tunic of the guard and puts it on. " Without a guard, there's no escaping once we get inside ... I'll act as one and wait for our escape outside the city walls ". Orochiholic nods his head and rushes inside hoping no one would see him enter.
Once he enters the city he notices not a person in sight whatsoever, but in the distance he heard a single bass drum playing with a slow but consistent tone to it. Orochiholic was afraid he may be too late, he knew he didn't have time to waste. He took a risk and instead of maneuvering through the town he climbs up the wall and sprints to the sounds. As he moved closer, he started to hear it louder and also heard a man shouting. Orochiholic stopped as soon as he was close enough to the event and crouched down to not get spotted. " Brothers and Sisters of Balor, for the past 3 years these 4 bandits have been ruining our wealth and lives inside the city walls ". Orochiholic then noticed that the Ruler of the Capital was speaking, and spotted his 4 friends standing with shackles on thier hands and feet. The Ruler continued " We are gathered today to end the lives of the culprits behind these vile acts ". One by one he reads off thier names and have them moved to thier own gallow where they were tied by the neck. The crowd goes wild and shouts " kill them ". Orochiholic had no idea what to do, shooting down one criminal would set off the guards to kill the others. Suddenly, the guard attending the north gate runs through the crowd and shouts " Roethem is here, run " !!! The whole entire city was disturbed and scattered throughout the town. The Ruler was last to leave and turns back to the undisturbed guard that was making his way to the bandits. Orochiholic knew that guard was no other than CaediteEos. CaediteEos pulls for his sword and cuts down the Bandit leader, Grendel. Grendel doesn't hesitate and starts untying his other Conrads. The Ruler shouts " its a trick " and the Knights within the city come running back to stop the criminals. CaediteEos acts as a defense for the bandits and awaits for an attack from the Knights. At this point, the six bandits freed themselves, one of them named Bankai reached for his boot and pulled out a cylinder shaped item. He threw it near the Knights direction and a puff of smoke rushed into the air. CaediteEos and the Bandits then made thier escape running through the houses.
The group was just about to enter into the last part of the city where there was nothing but a clearing and at the end thier exit. Suddenly 3 guards blocked the clearing trapping them in an alley. CaediteEos said "
Leave it to me " and charges for all three taking them to the ground for a few seconds. The bandits kept running towards thier escape. Back at CaediteEos, the guards were now up and giving CaediteEos a terrible beating. He tried his best to take down the guards but he was outnumbered and overpowered. Orochiholic once again works his magic, pulls for his bow and shoots down one of the guards. The other two guards looked up at the Archer for a few seconds, just enough to give CaediteEos enough time to jump up with the strength he had left and pierced them both with his swords. The bandits lucked out again and were outside the city. CaediteEos rushed for the gate. A Swarm of arrows fly through the air and some piercing through CaediteEos armor, slowing down his escape. Orochiholic had no choice but to drop off the wall and help his partner. The injured warrior finally dropped to the ground too fatigued from the arrows.
Orochiholic ran to him and quickly helped him up as they continued thier escape. With mere feet left, the gate started to shut pretty swiftly. CaediteEos says " Leave me " but Orochiholic refused. " Save yourself, I will only slow you guys down "!!! Orochiholic was so conflicted and time was desperatly of the assence. The two were very close to the exit but the gate was almost too shut for them to escape. Spectre one of the bandits, reaches out his arm and attempts to grasp ahold of thier saviors. The rest of the bandits came over and all reached out thier arms as well before finally the door closes shut ............