Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vyprania's Story: The Frozen Throne

At last, we reached it. The Frozen Throne, the heart of Arthas'empire of horrors. It perched at the top of a giant pillar of ice, a monument to his vanity and megalomania. When we reached it, we saw that he was personally overseeing the torture of Bolvar Fordragon, whom I thought had died at the Battle of the Wrathgate. For a few minutes, we faced each other, the Lich King and the Left Claw. In my head, I could hear voices screaming in my head, but faintly, as if from a great distance.

Blood!
Vengeance!
Justice!

Then Arthas let out a low, rasping laugh. He stood, and began walking down the steps toward us. "So come then, you heroes! Come in all your power and glory!" he taunted. "For in the final hour, all must serve the one... true... king!" With that, he drew Frostmourne and charged.

Blood!
Vengeance!
Justice!

Jessika met his charge. She was wearing special armor, reinforced with thick saronite and magic runes to allow her to withstand his blows. I sought to get behind him, using my speed to land quick blows and then dart back. Others cast fireballs and shadowbolts at him from a distance, or grappled with the zombies and ghouls he summoned, corpses of our former allies.

Blood!
Vengeance!
Justice!

Arthas was a powerful foe, far stronger than the minions we had dispatched fighting our way through the citadel. He hurled frost and shadow magics at us. His val'kyr swept in and tried to sweep us from the platform. But we adapted and adjusted and fought on. We were hardened veterans, fighting to rid the world of a terrible evil, and we would not be stopped.

Blood!
Vengeance!
Justice!


Suddenly, Jessika was down. She had tripped over a corpse, and landed on her back, temporarily helpless. Arthas moved in for the kill, leaving himself vulnerable as I came in from behind. This was it. This was my chance to end it, once and for all. I gripped my swords tightly and leaped.


Blood!
Vengeance!
Jus-


I'm all right. Just got the wind knocked out of me *cough*, is all. Give me a minute to *cough* catch my breath, and then I'll get back in the fight. I can *cough* hear them, hear the swords, hear the *cough* fireballs. They *cough* need me. Okay, I can *cough* do this. Here I*cough*
*cough*
*cough*
*cough*
*cough*
Blood. Not good. Why am I coughing blood? Am I *cough* wounded? It's all so cold, I *cough* can't tell. But I need to get back into the *cough* fight. Arthas must die, he must pay*cough*
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Sweet Elune, what is that? A *cough* black cloud, rolling across the ground, getting closer. Can't let it reach me. Gotta *cough* move. C'mon, Vyprania. Move. gotta move gotta move gotta move gotta gotta gotta gotta

11 comments:

Bre said...

oh noes! *prays Vyp wakes up*

Fears the worst...

Kayeri said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

VYP!!!!!!!!!

You can't just can't end like that!!!!

Hydra said...

The over grown human will die! *waves gnomish fist*

Anonymous said...

Not like this, Vyp ... not like this :(

Anonymous said...

Nooooooooooooooo!

Sedna said...

VYP! Vyp, get UP!

Beth said...

Don't despair, Vyp!

propupul said...

oh SAVE US!!

Dawn of Light said...

OMG!!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!! Ima have to go kill the lich king now... i cant wait till i get my hands on that bastard!

Kusamoto said...

Katsuko and Tsurii told me to say that elements from Kusamoto's Army are en route to reinforce the Claw and bring the rain.

Unfortunately, Tsurii's advance has been temporarily halted by the Blood Queen, and Katsuko is still trying to requisition suitable supplies from the Horde Logistal Corps (something about "not enough emblems"). Therefore, they may not get there in time.

As such...GET UP, MARINE! THAT IS AN ORDER! YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DIE WHILE THE ENEMY STILL CONTROLS THE FIELD!

Nicolause said...

Not on my watch, sister... nor on Keredria's for that matter.

/targets Vyprania with Holy Shock...