Arcadia-Disproportionate RetributionAs we approach Svetlana's cave, I am unceremoniously dumped to the stony ground. I hop up, preparing to make a witty remark about the action, but I am silenced as she whips her clawed hands through the air, slitting my throat.
I am bleeding out faster than I can think, and Lana just watches with cold unfeeling eyes.
My body numbs...
The world grows dark.....
Arcadia Gaiden-BridgetThe overcast sky paints the alleyway in a near pitch, the weak moonlight filtering softly from above feebly attempting to illuminate the night. A young woman of 18 walks home after her night shift is over at the greasy fast food chain she despises. Still wearing the red and black uniform she tries to get the excess oil off of her hands as she passes the mouth of the darkened walk.
Her attention is diverted by a soft whisper emanating from the archway further down the alley, an arch overgrown with wild rose (a rare sight in this city.) She checks her phone, registering that the clock has just struck twelve when an eerie glow pulses from the woody arch. The roses seem to grow more vibrant as she slips into the brick corridor.
The lambent gateway seems to call out to her... She crosses the threshold of the arch, only to find herself far from home. The industrial haze is absent, and the stars are twinkling in the night sky. Whirling around she realizes that the archway and city are nowhere
Arcadia-EscapeI humored Svetlana and told her everything... until the sigil in my left arm bloomed to life, burning and itching.
She cocks her head to the side, "She really did forge a contract with you... Don't panic, you said it was to force you to accompany her, right?"
I nod slowly, "I don't feel compelled to move or find her..."
"It's because you are in a situation preventing you from obeying. Doesn't mean she'll stop trying to call you though."
The itch fades but the mark remains. "Well, at least I didn't catch on fire or something. I wouldn't really doubt it."
Lana flashes that winning smile. "Wanna fly? I can carry you, or you can follow. Can you become a bird?"
I think about that for a minute. The past few hours have actually been rather pleasant, minus the whole eating my skin and taking me hostage thing. "I could try. But what would you do to halt my escape?"
With an evil grin she says casually, "It's not cannibalism. That's for sure." She walks past me, giving a playful bite on my should
Arcadia-Siren"Show me your true face, mortal..." The soft voice coaxes me out of my stupor.
Shaking my head I loose a deep resonating growl, a guttural, primal sound. It is reduced to a yelp when the taloned hand slices across my muzzle. I back off a little, whimpering.
"Not very bright human. Do as I ask."
After recovering from the the blow, common sense dictates that I should obey. I shift back into my pitiful,naked, human body. I shiver at the temperature. A nice chilled breeze is rolling off of the mountains.
Inspecting my bodily form, the woman steps closer. She stare deeply at a patch of flesh on my left arm, and promptly slashes away a small layer of skin. I scream in pain and surprise, only to be silenced by her other hand. "Shhhh..."
Giving the strip of skin a little sniff, she pops it into her open mouth. I can hear her chewing my flesh as though it were an exceptionally rare dish. A few moments later she gives a hearty swallow with a light look of satisfaction beaming across her f
Arcadia-TroubleAssuming Arcadia runs on a 24 hour day cycle, it's roughly mid-day by the time we reach the "Village" on the other side of the mountain. Arcadia has thoroughly confused me... You can talk to a man wearing a hand woven tunic one minute, and see a Hummer go by the next. I swear I even saw a cell phone at one point.
During our trip Cally decided to give me a few more pointers on life in Arcadia.
She starts by explaining that the village is known as Linas to most, but others call it Talon City. The reason behind it's secondary name lies with the fact that most of the population consists of avian creatures, most of whom prefer to let their beastly nature hang out. The locals don't mind,. even though it's generally used in a derogatory manner.
There is a zero tolerance policy on mortals, unless owned by a citizen of the town. 'Ironing out the specifics' in regards to human welfare. I was warned earlier about the ongoing debate about human visitors to the realm, which
Oc Meme by sayamiki1OC Meme
Character Meme by Sayamiki1
Rules: Pick 2 OC's from 2 different fan fictions of yours.
(I don't do fan-fics)
Series: Arcadia http://bigbro18.deviantart.com/art/Arcadia-305242535?q=gallery%3Abigbro18%2F15069254&qo=10
2. Jacob Brenan
Series: Xionus http://bigbro18.deviantart.com/art/Xionus-Intro-Memories-266961364
1. Who are you?
Donovan: "Donovan Green, Donnie to some."
Jacob: "Jacob Brenan. Terrorist. Pleased to meet you."
2. Where are you from?
Donovan: "Manhattan originally. I now live in another realm populated by monsters and gods... Arcadia."
Jacob: "A small town in what used to be Colorado. Now I live with an alien doctor on a dusty planet."
3. Do you have a job? Did you go to school? Where?
Donovan: "I don't have a job yet... I am trying to pass off as one of the locals to avoid being killed/eaten/raped by some random beast of the darkness."
Jacob: "I work alongside a Crenzaati xenobiologist."
4. Do you enjoy where you li
Character Meme ReduxA remix of a previous meme, with new slots added and a few more questions along with alterations to existing questions.
You know the drill by now, choose X number of OC's (Or come up with somebody on the spot.) As with my other memes, Special talents or abilities are more than welcomed.
In this case you're gonna need seven characters . Give some brief description of them,or let them introduce themselves in character (makes it easier to get a feel for the personalities.)
Let's begin, shall we? You can write simple responses, or drawn out paragraphs.
1. Number 3 and 6 get into a bareknuckled brawl. How does the fight go? Who wins? The reasoning for the fight is up to you. (If you are not feeling particularly creative then Number 6 has delivered a pride destroying insult to 3.)
2. Numbers 5,4,and 10 get together to play a prank on 7. ("Prank" can be anything from a clever house egging, to joyfully tearing off a limb.)
3. Number 7 is pissed. How do they take
Arcadia-MorningI wake up first. No longer suspended upside down, she has fastened us to the branch, wound tight enough to keep us safe. As she beathes, her tongue rapidly darts in and out. Creepy, it keeps brushing across my cheek.
I can't wriggle loose, she has my body either wrapped or buried beneath her torso. As I struggle to free myself from her sweat slicked clammy skin, I hear someone beneath us shouting.
It's a male voice, rough and deep. He seems surprised. "What the hell are you doing up there mortal?"
I smile feeling safe up here."Recovering from a very informative, if terrifying night. How bout you sir?"
"Damn wolf stole some of my meat last night. I tracked him out this way, but the trail ends here."
I crane my head around. It's the minotaur from last night. He notices my startled reaction.
"Relax, I'm one of the more tolerant of our kind. Though it is a bit dangerous to shack up with one of her ilk. I watched one swallow an elk once. Not a pretty sight, their whole body seems to deform.
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OC Number Replacement Meme
1) Pick 10 characters in any order
2) Don't change the questions
3) Please don't look at the questions while picking characters, it's more fun if you don't!
4) Tag 2-5 people to do the meme (if you want)
5) Have fun!
PICK TEN CHARACTERS::
7. Dr. Lawton
1. First comes first, who are you, your age, and add an interesting hobby!
Calypso: "Welcome to Arcadia! My name is Calypso, I prefer Cally, and I am a 238 year old Serpentine Lamia. I live with my cousin Vermina, and her maid Ceana. Recently I arrived home from a vacation in the human realm, and brought a souivineer home. Donovan!"
2: Charles: "Names Charlie Thornton. I am a troll. Literally. I have taken great pains to dismiss the stereotypes by wearing a suit, a
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