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The Arcane Lair

Terrible title I know, but I'm making this up on the fly it's the hideout of some kind of mages circle. Currently being infiltrated by an upside down cat and a strange new woman with a rather odd looking sword.
Cynical Circle

The blast is an ability of mine.
She looks somewhat different in the dark. He'll see that her hair seems lighter and her clothes darker, but until they're in some light it's a bit unfocused.

Deadtime.
Who

"Well it'll certainly come in useful. The door should be at the far end, hopefully you didn't make too much noise."
Cynical Circle

She heads toward the door, then.
Who

It's a fairly hefty looking thing, a large wheel in the centre of it, at a guess that's what'll open it.
Cynical Circle

She tries turning it counterclockwise.
Who

Success! With a clang and a click the doors open. Leading in to a stone corridors, lined with hanging metal doodads that provide both light and a pleasant smell. The sound of footsteps can be heard not far away.

"Well the smell has certainly improved."
Cynical Circle

She creeps forward cautiously.
Who

The noise'll get louder as she moves forward, whatever's making the footsteps getting closer. She might notice a few doors as she creeps about, useful if she decides to hide rather than face whatever's coming closer.
Cynical Circle

She heads for a door.
If the cat looks at her, he'll see that she's different-looking---paler, eyes darker and faintly glowing, hair harsh black-tipped white, and her clothes are more toward violet than teal.
Who

The door luckily is unlocked and leads them in to a small room filled with racks of potions and scrolls and such. If she listens she might be able to here the talk of the people they're hiding from.

"Finally some results."

"I heard they didn't work so well."

"He has returned to us, what could possibly have gone wrong?"

"I heard the archmaguses talking, for a start he is a she."
Cynical Circle

She listens intently.
Who

"What?!"

"You heard me, they're trying to hide it though. Don't think it'll be good for morale."

After that the conversation sort of tapers off as they get further and further down the corridor. The cat, who has for the most part, been stuffing scrolls in to his comrades pockets. Looks at her.

"The plot thickens ay?"
Cynical Circle

She nods silently, gripping her sword.
Who

"Personally I wouldn't mind foiling whatever scheme they've got brewing, little bit of payback. But you're the one with the sword and the thumbs so what do you think?"
Cynical Circle

I agree, if only because the beast they had earlier... was annoying
Who

"Splendid, well, lead the way."

The cat hops on to the floor, seeing no need to hide its presence now that they're in.
Cynical Circle

She peeks outside.
Who

It's all clear outside, the corridor stretching out in both directions before turning a corner, doors occasionally dotted along each side.
Cynical Circle

She continues on her way cautiously.
Who

If she doesn't check any of the doors on the way round the corner she'll come to a much larger ornate door riddled with arcane sigils and demonic imagery.
Cynical Circle

She frowns unsurely at it.
Who

The cat arches its back as it looks of the door's markings.

"Careful, those things reek of magic."
Cynical Circle

What should I do?
Who

"One of them probably disarms the rest, if you give me a few minutes I can probably tell you which one."
Cynical Circle

She nods and waits.
Who

Well the whole waiting thing might become a little harder as two cloaked figures round the corner, noticing the cat immediately.

"Come back for more have you? And who's your friend?"
Cynical Circle

I'm going to murder you, most likely.
She charges a dark fireball and grips her sword.
Who

They eye her carefully.

"You're not human are you?"

"We have no quarrel with you."
Cynical Circle

... Might not be going to murder you after all.
Who

"Just give us the cat and leave."

The cat gets ready to run, he doesn't like how this is turning out...
Cynical Circle

Unfortunately we're now back to me murdering you.
She frowns.
Who

"So be it."

They reach in to their robes, pulling out large curved blades. Advancing on her.
Cynical Circle

She throws the fireball at one, readying her blade.
Who

Both charge towards her, blades raised not really seeming to mind the fireball.
Cynical Circle

Unless the fireball doesn't effect the one it was thrown at, that one might find himself sort of on fire and thrown back.

She charges in retaliation.
Who

It actually doesn't, well it slows down the charge of one of them but it doesn't seem to do much else. They try and bring their blades down of the stranger, aiming to stab her in the guts.
Cynical Circle

She tries to block them. Blocky!
Who

She wont have much difficulty, they're don't seem to be particularly skilled at what they're doing.
Cynical Circle

She'll strike out at them viciously.
Who

As the blow connects they yell in pain, though it doesn't actually seem to impede them in any real way. Whilst one takes the blow the other attempts to strike at her hoping she's distracted.
Cynical Circle

She is likely hit with a glancing blow; her response is a wide, vicious swing.
Who

They stumble back in to a wall as the blow connects, from behind her there's a yell.

"This one! Hit this one!"

The upside down cat wildly gestures to one of the marks on the door.
Cynical Circle

She hits it. Hard.
Who

The door shatters, leading in to what would appear to be some kind of armoury/training ground thing. Filled with racks of weapons and training dummies. Towards the centre a large armoured figure is swinging an axe at a dummy.
Cynical Circle

She'll look for where to go from there.
Who

The figure stops what it's doing and turns to face the door.

"Who dares invade my sanctuary?!"

"This is not good..."
Cynical Circle

The woman sighs, gripping her blade.
Who

"I'm thinking we back out very quietly..."
Cynical Circle

She starts doing that...
Who

Well hard luck because there's still those two guys behind them are still there and the figure in armour is charging towards them, letting out a guttural yell.
Cynical Circle

She rakes the point of her sword across the ground in an arc; a gout of thick black haze spews out from her. She'll try to dive out of the way under cover of the haze.
Who

The armoured figure stops before colliding with the haze.

"I'm confused, are we running or fighting?!"
Cynical Circle

She doesn't answer, throwing a dark fireball at the armored one.
Who

The figure roars.

"You think you can harm a demon with fire!? Face me cur!"
Cynical Circle

Oh, piss. This'll be annoying.
She readies her sword.
Who

With another guttural yell the demon charges, aiming to bring its axe down on her.
Cynical Circle

She dodges, swinging at him.
Who

The blade clangs off its armour, the demon hurls the axe at her. Charging shoulder first after it.
Cynical Circle

She scampers out of the way, scowling.
Who

Good scampering. Important skill that, scampering. The axe embeds itself in a nearby wall.

"You can't outrun me forever!"
Cynical Circle

Do I need to?
She keeps avoiding.
Who

The demon offers no coherent response, lashing out with one of its large armoured fists.
Cynical Circle

She dodges, looking for a chink in the armor.
Who

The connection of the helmet to the rest of the armour doesn't look to great, maybe that?
Cynical Circle

She swings at that!
Who

The helmet flies off hitting the wall with a clang! Revealing underneath it a short haired, heavily scarred face sporting a pair of cat ears, totally at odds with the bellowy voice it's been spouting.

"How dare you!"

With a roar she charges forward, trying to grab her attacker.
Cynical Circle

The pale, white-haired woman dodges again, sword in hand.
Who

"Stay still and fight me!"
Cynical Circle

No, I think not!
Who

The demon turns and starts walking away, whether it's actually throwing in the towel or not is up for debate however.
Cynical Circle

She stands, keeping her legs ready.
Who

"Why have you come here?"
Cynical Circle

I am here for the safety of a... client.
Who

"And who is this client that you would seek to defy me?"
Cynical Circle

That's confidential at the moment.
Who

A mace hurls itself off the wall towards her as they speak.

"And what quarrel does he have with me?"
Cynical Circle

She ducks and rolls.
I know only that he was inconvenienced when he last arrived here.
Who

With another yell several racks of weaponry explode next to the interloper. Filling the immediate area with a large amount of razor sharp shrapnel.
Cynical Circle

She evades, but comes away with a few shallow cuts.
She hisses through her teeth.
Who

"How are you doing this!? What are you!?"
Cynical Circle

What, the dodging?
Or are you blaming the exploding weapon racks on me?
Who

Almost as if by response another rack explodes, firing more shrapnel her way.

"Why wont you die?!"
Cynical Circle

She runs and stumbles and scrabbles away.
Agh!
I'm running from stuff, okay? That's how I don't die!
Who

"You can't run forever."

With another yell the demon charges forward towards her. Where is the upside down cat in all of this  you might ask? Whatshername might spot him skulking around the edge of the room, a mouth full of scrolls.
Cynical Circle

You said that already, right?
Her eyes dart for an exit as she skitters away.
Who

Probably, demons aren't known for their originality. As for an exit there's always back the way she came. The cat continues to squirrel scrolls away in each corner of the room.
Cynical Circle

She sighs, clears her throat loudly, and keeps moving.
I'M GOING NOW... er... thought you'd want to know, demon person who wants to murder me in the face.
She hopes wonky kitty will take the hint.
Who

The aforementioned wonky kitty is already darting for the exit having muttered a few arcane syllables at each corner of the room.
Cynical Circle

She runs after him!
Who

The demon gives chase! Not getting too far before a large explosion behind them appears to bring the roof down on top of it.

"Are you okay?"
Cynical Circle

The woman nods an affirmative, too busy running to say words.
Who

They'll probably get out fairly fast, most of the cultist having apparently fled with their master being crushed.
Cynical Circle

Running! Yay! She's good at it.
Who

Eventually the cat stops.

"We did it!"

Or you know, she did it. Whatever.
Cynical Circle

... So now what?
Who

"Well I'm going to need time to look through those scrolls. One of them should fix me."
Cynical Circle

Well, I suppose I'll stand guard while you do that.
Who

"Excellent."

The cat begins to empty his associates pockets of scrolls and begin to read each one.
Cynical Circle

She watches, still looking slightly different from how she appeared when they first met---silver hair now black-tipped white, violet eyes now indigo, etc.

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