::BREAKING NEW FROM CHANELL 51::
“Owner, founder, and CEO of Bionet was found Thursday morning by his laboratory staff. They claim that Boltier appeared out of thin air, along with long-time employee and recently, also found missing 2 days after Boltier’s initial disappearance. We are all ecstatic at the fact that our own home-town millionaire has found his way home.
Their disappearance has been discarded as only a intern error and that caused a molecular processing device in the Bionetix Lab to malfunction sending Boltier himself as well as his employee to an alternate location in which they were lucky to return from.
But as always, members of the community cannot help but feel shaken by the recent disturbances that Bionetix has been linked to recently.
In other news, the unknown animal attacks has still baffled police and investigators, 23 dead, and no new leads.. ”
In realty Olias had been performing a routine teleportation in the lab and somehow found himself thrown into a dank and dark tower, only to find Boltier already imprisoned in the very same room as the one he awoke inside.
Smeared figures of black dart from tree to tree in the “wooded wall” that stands not 20 feet from the rusted iron gate that provides the only view to the outside world. A howl pierces the night like a knife into flesh as a massive beast charges from the wood and screams toward the sky in a horrifying rage.
Boltier, still unware of the fact that Olias stands not 20 feet to his rear, stands in awe of the gigantic beast.. Olias, rather frantic than shocked searches the backside of the room and finds a panel leading up, which he opens and hops through..
On the other side of the “trap door”, two unknown figures are present in the second level.. after several moments of silence and still, a relieved voice of reason, speaks and breaks the tension.. these two men were just as confused as the two magi.
Even-more-so it seemed..neither could recall a thing of their past, nor anymore information than their names.
They all perform a thorough inspection of the room and find the only way out is back down.. and even a man with no memory is reluctant to take a path more dangerous.
With no choice to turn back and go the way they came the Magi slowly make their way down toward the hatch and down to first level.. upon both of their feet contacting with stone-floor, they both hear a thunderous slam as ASJDF makes a leaping strike to the ceiling of the second level, creating a small hole for the moonlight to shine brightly through.
The magi turn and face the rusted iron door, completely open, save for the bars lining it.. which upon touching, the magi notice are lined with deep gashes. Not just one or two bars show these scars.. BUT EVERY LAST ONE!
Boltier closes his eyes for a moment as a second thud rings through the stone building…
Just as the stone walls shake with the force from the second blow to the upper second of this tower, the cold iron door, only rusted to the surface, chips.. crumbles.. and falls to a pile of simple rust chips and corroded debris.
The group makes its way outside to find that the wood surrounding the tower is filled with creatures that none of them can identify..
They all take stride into the only portion of darkness that full of movement from the beats stalking their prey. As they run from the clearing of the tower and make a last glance back they can see the beasts are charging from the wood, into the tower, and creating a blood curdling sound as they all howl in unison.
Just as the frightened and confused makes their way from simple earshot of the tower, just as if they had been there all along, two huge beasts step from the trees, forcing them to stop in the their tracks.. These two, unlike the others seemed to have articulated steel armor covering each of their arms from shoulder to finger tip. In a panic Harkin shouts one word, “RUN!”, and the beast standing before him, towering over 2 feet above him, turns and runs as if he were the reaper himself!Boltier focuses his mind on the armor of the remaining beast in a attempt to soften the blow that he can so plainly see is brewing. Vlad makes a powerful leap toward the beast and lands a huge blow, although the beast only shakes this off as though it were a simple gust of wind. And then, in that moment, each one of the heros has a realization..
these aren’t beasts at all..
With that great realization, each one knows only fire or silver will slow these beasts!
Olias attempts to make a portal in reality to grasp onto some sort of weapon, but stragley and the for the first time in his life is unable to connect with anything outside of the island.. Although.. its able to completely map it in his mind.
Finally, the creature steps forward and makes a blow at Boltier, which simply tears the armor as though it had been tin foil all along. Harken notices a fire buring through the trees and a slight glint of light.., a moment of focus bring a ball of flame intertwining through the tree to rest above him..
Boltier removes his belt and squeezes and pulls it at it… his end result is a long hardened spike made of leather with a tip of pure silver, created from the buckle which had already been present, makes a swipe at the wolf and plants the stake deep in his chest, creating a spew of smoke as he pulls it back.
Olias makes one more attempt to reach the outside world with his tablet and finds that his signals is completely blocked..
Harken, makes a motion toward the wolf and the fireball simply hanging soaring toward the wolf and engulf him in flame and sear his skin with such a horrid stench..
With a final blow from the silver tipped spike, the werewolf falls, and convulses on the ground..
Moving on they find themselves in standing at a large alter with smooth round purple stone floating above, which Harken simply reaches out and takes..
Olias feels a change, but doesn’t pay it any mind.
They continue across the island toward the smoke trails they see in the distance. Olias claims it’s a village, and the entire island is lined with cliffs, except this corner, and he is unsure of what they will find there.
As they break the line of trees they are met by two more large werewolves and a smaller, older wolf, wearing all sorts of ritual items and charms that none of them had ever seen before.. his eyes narrow slits of black, simple pass over them, focus on Harken and he says, “Give me my stone..” his eyes pierce straight through Harken no matter how he trys to resist and he hands over the stone as though he could not control his own body..
a moment of tense silence is broken when all the wolves turn and begin the walk away.. the older wolf, which they all assume by now is the chief of the village, makes a glance back and waves a finger and all four of the “unwelcome guests” find themselves waist deep in churning water reflecting the waxing moon in the sky..
They look around to see they are hundreds of yards from the island, in the churning waters of the ocean! Olias focuses with all his might and hopes for the best as he attempts to contact Bionetix, where he and Boltier both work, and finds that he has no problems as he did early.. a portal opens and they both make their way through, leaving a promise with Harken & Vlad that he would return for them, and he did..
Over the course of 3 trips Olias successfully transports everyone back to the lab safely, with a great toll to himself..
:::TO BE CONTINUED:::