"Why should we allow the creature to live Holy Sword?" The speaker of the house, an elderly elven wizard, say slowly, standing before the rest of the Eidios senate. In the huge circular theatre, all 145 seats were packed with somber faced elven nobles, merchants, and other members of high society from each sector of the city. They made the rules, changed the laws, and helped run everything in a "Democratic fashion" while the so called "president" of the city, served as a mouth piece to the people. If anything went wrong, he or she was blamed...not the senate behind the scenes. At the moment, the room was rather dark (power was having problems at the moment) and they were dealing with a very tough problem: to allow an alien critter who could possibly turn them all into dog food.,.live, or to destroy her. So far, said alien had only three people defending her: the holy sword of the city, Lilith Eleuranth, senior doctor of the Shadow Guard medical labs, and the woman's teenaged daughter Crescendo.
"Destroying this woman would be throwing away an amazing gift! Do you not see what we've been given?! With her under our control we can stop anything that comes through the portals or win any war! She is shikkari...one of the most powerful weapons ever made!" Elhaz Nightstalker, High Magus Major of the Astral Planes and Holysword of Eidios was infuriated. How DARE they ignore his defense! HE didn't really care if she lived or died, but he saw Geli for the tool that she could be. However, he also didn't feel right having someone's mother put to death. Geli's daughter, young Crescendo, was sitting in a wheel chair next to him, still clothed in a loose set of flannel pjs, looking pale and sick. When they had first found her, she was half dead with three armor peircing rounds through the stomach. With the help of her nanomachines and elvish healing, the shikkari halfbreed was on the mend, but she wasn't fulled healed. Elhaz looked to the side and saw sparkling silver tears fall from the girls eyes and land on her clenched fists in her lap. He knew that if the child could have walked at the moment she would have ripped the speaker limb from limb. Her intense green eyes, the color of the water of a coral reef, had the most horrible look of utter hatred he had ever seen and it gave him chills.
"My mother...is not...a thing." Crescendo said softly...her teeth grinding. Nobody heard her at first.
"What was that child?" The speaker said imperiously, looking down his pointed nose at the three people on the floor of the room.
"I said....my mother...is NOT A THING! She's a person! And don't talk about us like I can't hear you! I know what you're saying! I can understand you!" The younger shikkari screamed, trying to stand. She was panting with exhertion by the time she even got halfway out of the chair and she staggered and fell into the slim arms of Lilith. The blond haired elven woman helped her sit back down and pushed her hair out of her face, trying to calm the girl. Unlike the rest of these people, Lilith tended to see things in a more moral manner.
"Listen to me. I can control this...Geli and you know it. As a blood mage, you've all seen me do it hundreds of times. If I fail, well I'll kill her myself." Elhaz bowed to the senate, letting his long aqua hair hide his frown. He had more power in his little finger than the entire room of senators combined, but as long as he was holy sword, he had to play nice.
"And what of the child?" A tall female elf behind him asked, crossing her arms in her red brocade dress sleeves.
"She's Shikkari as well. I can...raise her to be just a good, if not better, weapon as her mother. " With that Cress fainted into Lilith's waiting arms.
the senate thought this over for a moment. After a moment, the speaker stood once more.
"As you wish, Holy Sword. 24 hours from now, you will bring the woman here and prove to us that your blood magic has in fact, bonded her to you as a controlable slave. I hope for both your sakes that you do not fail. it would truely be a shame to see you die at the claws of that creature." He smirked horridly, his pudgy face wrinkling up. "But if this works, we will be forever indebted to you."
Elhaz bowed once more and turned on his heel to leave the room, feeling shaken for the first time in quite a while. What if his spell didn't work on Geli? Would he be around in 24 hours? There was only one way to find out...
There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no death; there is the Force.