What's new
Frozen In Carbonite

Welcome to FiC! Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

The Grand Adventure(s?) (OPEN) (IC)

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
Indah quickly pulled out a sword from one of her bodyguards sheathe, adopting a guard stance alongside them and her sister. Judging from the man's relaxed posture yet added with his clenched fists, this unknown assailant was definitely a fighter never to be underestimated in combat.

She just hoped a year of doing nothing but running the family business hadn't made her out of practice at fighting.

One of her bodyguards moved forward, thrusting his glaive at the assailant's chest. Only for the hooded man sidestepped his thrust, swiftly grabbed the handle and landed a powerful punch to the bodyguard's face, throwing him to the ground unconscious. With a glaive in his hand, the assailant twirled the polearm a couple of times before slamming its wooden end to the stony floor.

Unbeknownst to the Ngkazikiwe twins, a shadowy figure appeared in the window of the warehouse's upper floor, watching a fight occurring on the street below. The same warehouse where Indah saw Khosrow and the face veiled woman had entered earlier.
Orisa took a deep breath and let it out. This guy, this is going to be much, much tougher than her fight with the bandit woman. He seemed much more skilled, and everything else about him oozes decades of experience. Something that both Indah and Orisa knew they don't have. Well, Orisa did have that experience with that man during his first journey to Katherinsand, but that's neither here nor there.

Bottom line, one of them is a newbie adventurer, and another one is essentially a merchant, this combo would not work against the man. Unless...

It's certainly possible, she remembered that when they were children, they used the trick to fool their parents. One of them would attack and feint weakness, only for the other person to strike through. Only difference is that if the man caught what they were doing. He would have no choice but to only focus on one individual, with the other one having an easy chance to strike him down.

"Hey, sis. Remember that time where we fooled our father during a sparring match?" Orisa asked to her. "Wanna do it again? I'll be the decoy if that's what you want."
 

razer666L

Well-known member
It's certainly possible, she remembered that when they were children, they used the trick to fool their parents. One of them would attack and feint weakness, only for the other person to strike through. Only difference is that if the man caught what they were doing. He would have no choice but to only focus on one individual, with the other one having an easy chance to strike him down.

"Hey, sis. Remember that time where we fooled our father during a sparring match?" Orisa asked to her. "Wanna do it again? I'll be the decoy if that's what you want."
Before Indah could respond, the other bodyguard of hers let out a battle cry and charged forward. He lifted his glaive up before he swung it down to cleave the assailant.

The hooded man parried the bodyguard's polearm with the glaive he procured from earlier, before he suddenly close the distance and delivered a strong right hook to the bodyguard's cheek. The punch was powerful enough to throw the last armored bodyguard a few feet to the street. Indah swore she saw a couple of her bodyguard's teeth flew out of his mouth right after the assailant punched him.

She then remembered what Orisa said about the sparring match with their father. She knew what her sister meant but the older Ngkazikiwe twin wasn't sure that such tactic would work on a fighter like the one before them. Either way, it's better than having no plan at all.

"In that case, he's all yours, Orisa!"

Indah dashed forward to their opponent with Orisa followed closely to her sister.


+=+=+=+=+


The inside of the warehouse was well-lit with lanterns and torches scattered all over the place. Aside from a relatively clean interior, there was nothing noteworthy within the building. The items were only comprised numerous wooden crates, barrels, several chairs and tables. However, the warehouse was still occupied by a few individuals.

"His friends are here, Aos," a man in a green hood said, his concern almost betrayed him as he stood next to the window, watching the fight took place on the street.

"Zaidu can take care of them. We'll be fine," another green-hooded man replied, there were resolve and a hint of stubbornness in his voice. He stood behind a chair currently sat by a person in a black hood, massaging their shoulders with care.

A person that happened to be a woman, bending her body down while being supported by her hands that held her forehead. Sweats were dripping down her face as she was breathing laboriously. In front of the woman was a brown-skinned man in a Great Desert outfit sitting on chair, stripped off of his battlemage armor as he was tied up in a rope around his body. He looked obviously dazed, with his eyes shut and his head hung to the side.

"I'm not worried about him, Tamzi," the hooded man replied as he turned his sight from the window to the other male individual below, who was taking care of the woman. "I'm worried about her! She can't take this much longer."

"Marduk, please..." The woman pleaded, the was a strain in her voice through the panting, enough for the men to realize she was already at her limit. "Just give me time... I almost got it..."

She slowly raised her head, staring earnestly at the Great Desert man despite the obvious fatigue manifested from her glowing bright red eyes.

"I almost found Him..."
 
Last edited:

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
Before Indah could respond, the other bodyguard of hers let out a battle cry and charged forward. He lifted his glaive up before he swung it down to cleave the assailant.

The hooded man parried the bodyguard's polearm with the glaive he procured from earlier, before he suddenly close the distance and delivered a strong right hook to the bodyguard's cheek. The punch was powerful enough to throw the last armored bodyguard a few feet to the street. Indah swore she saw a couple of her bodyguard's teeth flew out of his mouth right after the assailant punched him.

She then remembered what Orisa said about the sparring match with their father. She knew what her sister meant but the older Ngkazikiwe twin wasn't sure that such tactic would work on a fighter like the one before them. Either way, it's better than having no plan at all.

"In that case, he's all yours, Orisa!"

Indah dashed forward to their opponent with Orisa followed closely to her sister.
Orisa looked at the assailant, a massive hunk of a man that stands in front of the twins, as Indah tries her best to distract the attacker, Orisa then slowly moves in for the strike. She knew that the chances of a successful feint like the one she used to do with her dad is very slim. Especially considering the man involved, but it's better than nothing.

"C'mon... c'mon."

She saw as Indah battled the unknown person. She was holding her own, miraculously mind you, than her other guards. Quite an oddity if the circumstances weren't so dire. She needed to finish this engagement then... and.

"There!"

A small chance, and it is all Orisa needed to take it, she lunged herself forward. To the supposedly unsuspecting man, she hoped that her double sword would connect to something.

And it did, just not in the way Orisa was expecting. The sword hit the armor, it's impact not enough to break it, but she heard a visible 'crack' sound followed by a staggering by the hooded man. She only hoped that it hit somewhere important.

"Yeah!" She screamed, but it was then that the man then unexpectedly moved rapidly once more, much to the surprise of Orisa, and nearly punched her in the gut, only her timely avoidance and her stepping backwards prevented what could be otherwise a painful punch.

"Whew, that could be-"

And she just got punched in the gut. This time, directly. The Isijamese woman lost her breath for a second, not expecting the impact, and then sprawled to the ground. Trying to catch her breath and nursing her bruise.

"Alright. Alright, gah. Good hit." She complimented, "Indah, you got anything else? I think I might be literally out of breath here."
 

razer666L

Well-known member
"Alright. Alright, gah. Good hit." She complimented, "Indah, you got anything else? I think I might be literally out of breath here."
Indah didn't have a proper moment responding to her sister as she yelled, lunging toward the assailant with her sword held up to complete a downward swing. The man merely sidestepped away from the blade before delivering a right hook on her left cheek. Despite reeling bit and in pain from a punch to the face, Indah persevered and swung the sword upwards to slash the man's body.

Except the assailant, who was faster than the woman, grabbed her wrist with his other hand and stopped the sword swing halfway. He then retaliated by throwing another punch on Indah's left cheek again. Staggered by getting punched in the same spot twice, the assailant released his grip on Indah's wrist and moved on to seize her by the neck.

In two swift movements, he lifted her up in the air and drove his knee to Indah's stomach, throwing her a few feet from him before she landed and sprawled on the ground.

Instead of taking the ruthless yet pragmatic approach of beating either of the Ngkazikiwe twins while they're still down, the hooded man just stood there, waiting for the sisters as they're nursing their injuries.
 
Last edited:

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
Indah didn't have a proper moment responding to her sister as she yelled, lunging toward the assailant with her sword held up to complete a downward swing. The man merely sidestepped away from the blade before delivering a right hook on her left cheek. Despite reeling bit and in pain from a punch to the face, Indah persevered and swung the sword upwards to slash the man's body.

Except the assailant, who was faster than the woman, grabbed her wrist with his other hand and stopped the sword swing halfway. He then retaliated by throwing another punch on Indah's left cheek again. Staggered by getting punched in the same spot twice, the assailant released his grip on Indah's wrist and moved on to seize her by the neck.

In two swift movements, he lifted her up in the air and drove his knee to Indah's stomach, throwing her a few feet from him before she landed and sprawled on the ground.

Instead of taking the ruthless yet pragmatic approach of beating either of the Ngkazikiwe twins while they're still down, the hooded man just stood there, waiting for the sisters as they're nursing their injuries.
"Ow, that must've hurt." Orisa commented as she saw Indah tumbling down from that fight. Landing and now sprawling on the ground, not much unlike she herself. She looked at both their forms. Now more battered and bruised, but nonetheless still functional. And she also saw the man, seemingly just standing there with his arms clenched.

Yeah, there's no way they're going to fight him now, but... perhaps a leverage might do. A leverage like, ah!.

That crane might work. She thought, looking at the nearby wooden crane, with a particularly heavy metallic end. A swift impact from that to the guy's head should be able to knock him out for good, only if she's able to walk to there though...

"Yo fuckhead!" She screamed to the guy. "Let's see how strong you are again. How 'bout another round, huh?" Orisa taunted. Please let this work please let this work.
 

razer666L

Well-known member
"Ow, that must've hurt." Orisa commented as she saw Indah tumbling down from that fight. Landing and now sprawling on the ground, not much unlike she herself. She looked at both their forms. Now more battered and bruised, but nonetheless still functional. And she also saw the man, seemingly just standing there with his arms clenched.

Yeah, there's no way they're going to fight him now, but... perhaps a leverage might do. A leverage like, ah!.

That crane might work. She thought, looking at the nearby wooden crane, with a particularly heavy metallic end. A swift impact from that to the guy's head should be able to knock him out for good, only if she's able to walk to there though...

"Yo fuckhead!" She screamed to the guy. "Let's see how strong you are again. How 'bout another round, huh?" Orisa taunted. Please let this work please let this work.
Zaidu didn't respond to Orisa's taunt, he still remained in his position away from the battered younger twin. However, that soon would change when a flicker of green light caught in his sight. The man's amber eyes turned to the source, he found the light came from the window of the warehouse's first floor in front of him.

He felt his heart stopped for a moment as that light was a signal from his associate. It could only meant one thing for him.

She found Him...

A groan caught his hearings, turning his sight instantly from the window to the slowly rising form of Orisa. She was struggling to stand straight due to the thrashing inflicted by Zaidu earlier, yet the young fighter was determined to continue fighting him as she taunted him once more.

He would give her that opportunity no longer... as his task here was done.

Zaidu swiftly produced a peach-sized metal orb from a pouch located at the back of his utility belt. Right after he pressed his thumb on a blunt metal stick jutted out from the sphere, he threw it at the ground between him and Orisa's feet. Once the orb landed on the solid surface before bouncing up into the air, glowing orange patterns immediately appeared on its surface before it exploded.

The explosion created a loud bang and thick black smoke which obscured everything in front of the Isijamese. Zaidu used this chance to get inside the warehouse undetected and by the time the smoke had cleared, he was already gone.
 
Last edited:
Top Bottom