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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2015-11-10 09:59 am

INTRO LOG: FACE OFF

Who: New arrivals and everyone else!
What: The intro log for November. Don't get your face eaten!
Where: The colosseum and all around the city.
When: November 10th-17th
Warnings: Monster-related violence, people lamps, general unpleasantness, mass confusion.


You wake up on the hard earth of the colosseum. By the state of things and the various aches and pains in your body, you've probably been passed out there for awhile. A few things should immediately become clear to you upon an initial assessment.
1. You're not alone
2. You're near other people who look to be in a similar state.
3. You're also near an assortment of human shaped lamps.
4. You're also near something that skitters off into the shadows of the colosseum.
Of all of these alarming things, the skittery object might be your largest concern. Be wary when turning corners or shutting out the lights: the Hunters work best when your vision is obscured, so their gelatinous form is even harder to spot. Their main goal will be to kill people of course, though they prefer to hide in corners and smaller rooms. Watch out when trying to work through the halls of the colosseum to find the outdoors- they're surprisingly quick, and they prefer to kill their prey by opening their face-flaps and wrapping their mouths around your head. Fun!

More information on Hunters can be found here!

Second largest concern? Maybe it's the people lamps. Maybe it's the actual people around you. Whatever it is, be sure to familiarize yourself with it quickly. The devil you know is better than the devil you don't, after all.

All done with the horrible monsters and awkward greetings? Try your hand at exploring the rest of the city! Find a house, find a new monster, or simply scavenge for supplies until your little heart is content. Good luck, and enjoy your stay in Hadriel!

► This log covers November 10th-17th.
► Feel free to make your own logs, as well!
► All characters now arrive with phones that have network communication.
► Please put your character's name and open/closed in the subject line of your starters!
bekommen: (i don't want anything anyway.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2015-11-14 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Increasingly irritated, Nick takes off through the hallways, determined to find a way out of ... wherever this is, and back to civilization, or at least somewhere with answers. She's had enough cryptic bullshit in the past month to last her the rest of her life, and enough of creepy things lurking in the shadows, too.

She rounds a corner and shrieks, stopping short of the man in front of her, clutching at her chest.

"Jesus," she shouts, "don't sneak up on people like that! What the hell is wrong with you?"
Edited 2015-11-14 21:41 (UTC)
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-11-15 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
He hears her coming before she appears, very much aware of his surroundings at this point. However, he is not entirely prepared for the shriek and how startled she is. That was less than ideal.

Looking at her up and down for a moment, he adjusts his stance for a moment, then shrugs. He's not much of a talker right now but he does say one thing to her before he starts evaluating the state of the girl, sizing her up to determine if she's going to be more threat than annoyance.

"Didn't sneak, you walked into me."
bekommen: (we are standing on the edge.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2015-11-15 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
Nick levels a nasty glare at him; she's already in a bad mood, and her patience is thin even on the best of days.

"Maybe you walked into me. Did you think about that?"

It honestly doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, who walked into who - on some level, Nick knows this, and she's choosing to pick a verbal fight. Maybe not consciously; it's a survival mechanism learned in childhood: mouth off and sound mean, and people will assume you're too tough to hassle.

Unfortunately for Nick, this - wherever this is - isn't anything like what she knows how to deal with. She'll have to learn this, like most other things she's learned, the hard way.
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-11-15 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
He doesn't even blink at her expression. He's unaware she's not human but it wouldn't make a difference.

"I knew you were coming. Didn't change course because there was no point."

By no means is he unflappable but frankly, with everything that's going on right now, he hardly cares what some random person thinks as long as she doesn't interfere or happens to be the reason he's here at all.
bekommen: (and now the old ways don't seem true.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2015-11-18 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
"What do you mean, there was no point?" She crosses her arms against her chest, tips up her chin. "Everyone knows if you see someone coming, you get out of the way. That's just common sense."

What planet is this guy from? she wonders, finally taking a moment to give him a good looking over.
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-11-19 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
He gives her a blank look, then just shrugs again. "As charming as it is to stand and argue, I don't actually care at all whether I've followed any sort of social code. Are we done yet?"

He moves his cybernetic hand, gesturing in a way that might signal a dismissal. "This isn't getting us out and if you're going to keep making me have this conversation, I'd rather do it after we find our way out."
bekommen: (i'm sorry there's nothing to save.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2015-11-21 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
His response is interesting; people usually aren't so blunt about not caring about social niceties, at least not with words. Nick isn't either, really, but she tends to let her actions speak that for her instead.

"I'm not making you do anything." She shrugs, and makes her own dismissive handwave motion. "Lead the way, pal, since you seem to know everything here."
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-11-22 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
He looks at her with an almost confused expression, then shakes his head. "I don't know anything," he states simply. "I'm just trying to find a way out."

He doesn't wait to hear her answer though, just starts heading in the direction that neither of them had come from. Obviously following his previous path wasn't going to get him out, as she had just come from there and backtracking wasn't doing him much good either.
bekommen: (for fear tonight is all.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2015-11-22 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
All right, this guy is definitely weird, in a way Nick doesn't have much experience with. She doesn't really know what else to do, so she falls silent, following behind him without an invitation to do so. She wants out of here, too, after all.

She stays silent for just long enough to become uncomfortable with it, then speaks up again, notably less hostile than before. "So ... you lost here too? No ideas about how you got here?"
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-11-22 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
He's not expecting her to talk again and when she does, he tilts his head a little at her for a moment. The lack of hostility in her tone was a change and while the question probably deserved to be asked, he was not expecting it so soon.

"None," he states keeping his eyes forward in case something tries to come at them. "I woke up here an hour ago and have been trying to find my way out since."
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[personal profile] bekommen 2015-11-23 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Some asshole's idea of a sick fucking joke, no doubt." She scowls, shoving her hands into the pockets of her jacket. By now Nick has abandoned the idea that this is one of Graham's stupid training exercises - his ideas about preparing her for her new life as a Nightbane are usually irritating at best - and moved on to the expectation that she's fallen under the influence of something much more sinister.

"You didn't happen to be in Vancouver before this, did you?"
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-11-23 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
"DC," he states. "You're right though. Got the feeling we're not here on accident."

Too many of them were around at the time and he's almost damn sure there's someone puling the strings in all this.

"Not sure they're hands on though. 'Could just be...something. An experiment. See what we can deal with." He recalls some of the things he had been put through, the endurance tests and the ones that measured how long he could go without food, or sleep or whatever else they felt like denying him. He knows what he can take, how long he can go. Whether this is more of the same sort of thing or not, he knows that he can survive a lot and is expecting to survive this.

Death would be too easy.
bekommen: (for fear your grace should fall.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2015-11-25 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
DC ... that's the other end of the continent from where Nick was. She's not naive enough to think all Nightbane are conveniently located in the same part of the world; she herself only ended up relocated in Vancouver from Chicago on pure chance. But still. Something about this guy's demeanor, the quick and authoritative way he analyzes their situation, speaks to something less otherworldly and more like military. Just to be sure, though, she asks.

"You weren't, like, being stalked or anything, were you? By something weird? Something you couldn't explain?" She hesitates, but adds: "Something leaving sick little presents behind, maybe?"
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-11-25 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"I knew exactly what i was being chased by," he says simply. "I'm guessing it probably isn't by what you're thinking of."

He keeps moving, not dwelling on what was waiting ofr him back where he'd come from. With no idea what's waiting ahead, he's almost excited in this perverse way. It's certainly not great but it's different and that's better than nothing, right?

Or maybe he's just giving up. Maybe he's just tired and losing it a little. Hard to say, really.
bekommen: (nothing lasts forever.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2015-11-25 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Hm. Prob'ly not." The differences are big enough. Maybe it is just pure coincidence, then, that both of them are here. Coincidence, or some other malicious design.

Whatever. Nick isn't terribly concerned about the greater mystery behind all of this; right now, she's focused on getting out the enclosed space, into the open, where she's less likely to be pinned in by something aiming to attack.

"You got a name?"
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-11-26 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Got things people call me," he answers back, not feeling like he can lie today. He lays no claim to any names, not yet, but he has things people have called him before, and that works just as well, right?"

Okay, maybe not because now he has to make a decision but it seemed okay when he first thought about it.
bekommen: (i can't get no satisfaction.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2015-12-02 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Nick rolls her eyes. "Are you gonna tell me what that is, or do I have to guess? 'Cause I gotta tell you, guessing games get real old real fast."
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-12-03 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
"yeah, sorry." He looks straight ahead, trying to decide what's to be done about names.

"I don't care what you call me," he finally says. "Make something up and I'll go with it."
bekommen: (for fear your grace should fall.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2015-12-04 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, Christ, forget I said anything, then." Nick kicks at a stray rock in her path, and it ricochets off the wall.
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-12-05 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
He watches the rock, then just shrugs at her. "Can't say I feel any different." If they cold have skirted around the whole conversation, he would have been much happier.
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[personal profile] bekommen 2015-12-06 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Nick halts abruptly. "The fuck is that supposed to mean?"
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-12-12 09:23 am (UTC)(link)

"Nothing, nevermind." He shakes his head, running his metal hand through his hair. "Let's just try and get out, then we can try and hold a conversation."

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[personal profile] bekommen 2015-12-13 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
"You know what? Forget it." They've just passed an intersection where the hallway opens up into a side path, and Nick decides she's going to take that route instead. "I wouldn't want you to strain your brain or whatever. I'm heading that way." She points behind her to the opening in the wall, taking a slow step backward. "Have a nice life, No-Name."
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[personal profile] onlytheremains 2015-12-14 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)

He considers saying something, convincing her to stay for the sake of safety in numbers but he can't bring himself to say anything. It doesn't matter, he can keep himself safe and he's sure she has a trick up her sleeve or...something.

So he nods, giving a half wave. "Good luck," he offers, slightly uncertainly. Maybe he should have tried harder but it's not in him right now and he'd rather be alone until he sorts himself out anyway.