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Old 15 Jul 2009, 23:43   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Omnipotent 2 (Chapter I) Main Game thread.

The sound of the waterfall inside the cave was like booming thunder, but to the ears of one who has spent lifetimes with it, Madoros barely noticed it at all. Before him the water of the pool shimmered, a picture dancing across it's surface. A mighty ship swayed and rolled as gigantic waves crashed against it's solid oak sides, rain pouring down from the heavens in a mighty storm. The crew struggled with the ropes yelling and screaming as they hung on for dear life. The water shimmered once more, focusing on the captain, strapped tightly to the helm with ropes, as he desperately tried to steer the ship through the raging wind. Under his breath, barely noticable through the picture, the captain mumbed quietly. Although blocked out by the thundering boom of the storm, so loud that the captain himself could not hear his own words, the whispers echoed as clear as a shout through Madoros' sanctuary. It was a prayer.

To these godless and forsaken sailors there was no deity to save them, no god to pray to, nothing to save them from the doom of the storm. Only a miracle could save them, only a god. The image shimmered once more and Madoros stepped away from the pool, his bare feet slapping on the stone. The plight of mortals was not his problem, And yet... The words of the wizened old man sounded in his head.

"You may sit back and let the world go by, but, if ever there is no more faith in you, then you will cease to exist, and put everything I have worked for into peril"

With a huff Madoros turned on his heel and headed back to the pool.

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The wind smashed into his face, surf and sweat stung his eyes as the Captain desperately tried to steer his ship. On the deck below he caught sight of his firstmate, saw the wave come in, smash across the deck, and wash the poor man overboard. He had known that the trip to Scapolia was dangerous this time of year, and yet he had risked it, all for a pile of gold. The ship shuddered as it was smashed by another wave, and the Captain was almost lurched from his precarius position, strapped to the helm. As he squinted into the storm, he caught site of something very strange. Out in the storm, heading in his direction, against the wind, was a small raft. It seemed to glide ethereally through the storm, as if on a current of it's own. The captain gasped as he saw a bare-chested young man, wearing but a loincloth in the freezing rain, guiding his raft with the gentle flicks of his fishing spear, as if gliding on a calm river current. The young man and his raft drew up next to the mighty ship. On the back of a small wave it rose up, and over the deck. The young man agilely stepped off the raft and onto the deck. The rolling of the ship stopped almost instantly and many of the crew fell from their handholds and sprawled on the deck. With a start, the captian realised the rain had ceased, and the air around the ship was deadly calm. yet outside the waver rose and fell, and rain fell in sheets.

Suddenly there was great fear among the crew and gasped and cried out. As the young man advanced across the deck, the crew drew back from him, many stumbling over themselves. The young man continued ignoring the crew, his bright blue peircing eyes fixed on the captain. His blood ran cold. Every inch of his bodies screamed for him to run, but the fear froze his legs solid, and he knew that the being he faced no was no mortal man. The being, clothed in the garb of a young man, climbed the steep steps with ethereal grace, and approached the helm.

He stopped just meters from the Captain, his spear thudding on the deck. The captian's heart skipped a beat. In a soft calm voice, that seemed to bely a mighty power, the being spoke.

"You! You are a greedy and self righteous man, who cares not for the troubles of the world, and yet you have the gall to call for my aid when the world turns against you!"

The captain's mouth opened and closed like a fish.

"I have heard that a common theme among my kind is to use those who seek out redemption." The being continued. "You shall be my prophet. When you reach port you shall sell all your belongings, the profits with which you are to use to build a church in my honour. You shall spread the news of my existance, and tell all my followers to make an offering of earth to my alter, before every voyage. This is your duty, bid you fulfill it!"

The shock of the statement had the Captain silent for a few momments.

"Why should i do this?" He asked incredulusly. The being looked taken aback for a momment.

"Because I have answered your prayer and saved you from the storm." He replied.

There was a momment of confusion as the Captain looked out onto the still raging storm, as if to reasure himself it was still there. The being took his hint and nodded in understanding. The with a click of his fingers the storm vanished. It just disappeared. one momment there was raging storm, the next, the sea was flat and calm, and the sun shone down strongly on the deck. There was not a cloud in the sky. Another gasp went up from the crew, the Captain gaped and spun his head around to look in all directions in pure awe. With that simple gesture the being was already halfway down the stairs.

"Wait!" The captain cried "Who are you". The being, no god, stopped and turned.

"I am Madoros, Lord and Ruler of the seas, God of Water and the Current. Praise me and you Voyages shall never fail." With that final announcement the God leapt over the railing and into the sea. Several men rushed to the railing to sea the god, but he had disappeared without a trace.

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[ooc] phew, that was pretty solid [ooc]
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