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Titanic Guy 1986
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posted 09-16-99 20:06 ET (US)         
Hey Peoples! I have been wanting...for an EXTREMELY Long time to start my own storyline. I know because I am so...*loved* (So Humble, and Modest, am i not?) here, that this thing may not make it off the ground...butcha know what? thats okay because atleast I tried....ehhhh right? Trying and losing IS better then not trying at all...right? I dont know...but here, I'll give it a go...

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Titanicus walked down a lonely road leading away from his home. He was heading to another City on the same Island, to preform for a panel of Judges. If he did good, he could get accepted into an enormous and very popular Theatre...the most popular Theatre in all of the Isles of Celtia. If he were to be moving to that Island, (the small Island off the Isle of Celtia, but still under its Rule) which was called Caitríona, he would get a large villa with his own Servants and everything. He was very nerevous, and he wanted to do his very best, as he really wanted this job. He stopped by the side of the road, and pulled his book out of nowhere, he then began walking again. He wanted to do the perfect Magic Trick to do... and he hadn't found it yet.

Does this sounds familiar? Eh? Hey I've used it in another story but its a good starter...right?


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When it was his turn to present his best for the Panel, he stepped up onto the stage, and looked over the crowd in front of him. Suddenly, he saw a familiar face...this face he knew...from one of his previous adventures in Rome....he quickly told the judges to let the next person go, as he had to finish something else, first, and he tehn ran off the stage, he ran straight into the waiting arms of his friend:

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Titanic Guy 1986
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posted 09-16-99 20:26 ET (US)     1 / 148       
Oh yah! That up there was Dierected to like...Civis, Jayhawk, or Incon & Tusky as they were my bestest friends frm last time...

(No Offence intend to Anyone else, sorry if you took any...offence that is!)

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Civis Romanus
Angel
posted 09-17-99 01:04 ET (US)     2 / 148       
Titanicus called out, "Civis! It's so good to see you again!" They greeted each other in the Roman fashion, arm-to-arm, then hand-to-shoulder. "What brings you to this Island, Civis?"

"Would you believe me if I said to visit with you and your family?"

Titanicus laughed heartily, "Not in the least. I think it's someone else you're here to see."

"It's that obvious, is it?"

"Of course. And I can tell you, if you haven't already gone there, Apolita is fine as always. When are you going to marry the girl?" chided Titanicus.

"Hey, don't rush me. You know how it is. Everytime I think things have settled down, some crazy event or person stirs up the Empire once again. Anyway, it is true I'm here, for the moment, to see you perform. I was passing through and heard the contest was underway and took a calculated chance that you would be here. Obviously I guessed correctly. When do you perform?"

"Next," said Titanicus.

"Good luck then, and don't you think you had better get back to the stage?"

"Oh, yes. Of course. See you a little later, okay?"

"Absolutely," replied Civis.

Titanicus turned and quickly made his way to the steps leading up to the performance stage. Well, here goes, he said to himself as he heard his name called and introduced.

Titanic Guy 1986
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posted 09-18-99 18:02 ET (US)     3 / 148       
He started with the Usual, Rabit in teh Hat act, one he had learned from one of his many adventures to teh future with Armed Hourglass...Father Time and Klaus. Next he mad a glowing sphere out of two blades of grass...the sphere ignited itself and burt into flames...then it faded into a pinkish glowing ball with little dots glwoing inside. As the dots grew the sphere turned blue...the objects grew and the sphere began to lose its color. Almost instantly the Sphere disapeared...and the dots turned into green and pink pbutterflies, which flew over to the judges and rested on their arms, before fluttering away. He closed his act with a grand disapearance act, which he had yet to see on the whole lineup of acts. He reapeared Next to Civis, as the crowd erupted into applause and Yelps of Enjoyment...he then turned to Civis, "How was that?"

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Incontinentia
Pleb
posted 09-19-99 01:08 ET (US)     4 / 148       
Before Civis could reply, they heard the sounds of munching next to them. They turned to see Incontinentia and her faithful pachaderm, Big Tusky, sharing a bag of peanuts.

"What a disappearing trick!" Incon gasped. "Where'd he go?...Oh, THERE you are!"

"Hi!" Civis smiled.

"Wow, you made it!" Titanicus gasped.

"Well, I wouldn't have missed this for anything. Tusky and I just love a good magic act. Oh, look - the judges are making their final decision!"

Just then, the head of the Judging Panel stood to announce the winner...

Civis Romanus
Angel
posted 09-19-99 01:50 ET (US)     5 / 148       
The announcer called out in his biggest, loudest voice to all in the crowd:

"Winner of the third place prize-an all expenses paid weekend stay for two in Celtia's famous Little Insulae Lodge-Flavius Gaulus!" A great applause greeted the announcement.

"Winner of the 2nd place prize-From Hutkeepers, one-month of free clean-up in the home and barn-Titanicus of Celtia!" No applause this time, just whistling and booing.

"Huh?" said the announcer to the man tugging on his toga. "I did what? How could I? What wrong parchment? Alright, alright. Just a minute...I'll fix it." The announcer turned to the hooting audience. "I beg your forgiveness, Celtians, an error..." The announcer frowned in the direction of the man holding the parchments, who's face in turn became exceedingly pink, then red. "The second place prize winner is...Titus Sicilianus!" Again applause rang out.

"And now, our grand prize winner-soon to appear in the Caitriona Theater-Titanicus of Celtia! Tremendous applause and gleeful shouting greeted the announcement of Titanicus as the winner of the contest.

Said Civis to Incon, "Frankly, I think his stuff with the lions, tigers, bears and other 4-footed creatures was more spectacular, but very few know of his heroics, and its better they don't."

"I quite agree," responded Incon. Tusky simply snorted.

But both heartily joined in with applause and cheering for the Celtian Isles' new champion of magic.

Titanic Guy 1986
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posted 09-19-99 17:58 ET (US)     6 / 148       
Titanicus felt himself being lifted up...he body surfed to the stage, when he immediatly was propped up and stodd on someones shoulders until he stepped up onto the actual stage. He took a second to straighten his robes, which wereonly misssing one small scrap, he looked over the audience to see one girl happily waving a peice of the cloth. Suddenly the lights above were flipped off and on, and then off again, the spotlight was pointed at him...he looked up...and saw the light..."Whoah....thats bright!" He exclaimed to the audience who immediatly broke out in what seemed to Titanicus, forced laughter. The band broke out in a wonderful tune of 'Marchis Maximus' in the pit below the stage...a very bautiful gal came out and put a small, teal colored sorcerer's hat on his head, and handed him a trophy, gold...and int eh shape of ...mushroom cloud...? The crowd threw flowers of all sorts to him, and they began to pile up on the stage...almost immediatly after the flowers began to fly at him...the crowd began to chant "Speech...Speech...Speech!" Titanicus was nudged to the front of the stage by the gal behind him. "Well!" He shouted (as they didnt have michrophone's back then) "I feel very....privelaged...ha ha....all i did was one of the oldest tricks in the book...Butterfly Ball Extraodinaire...but i guess it was pretty good..."

***

After the hubub had settled down, Titanicus left the stage, and returned to his friends side. But not after making one small ajustment...he made it rain scented petals in the back of the crowd...where most of the peasants were seated...in the front however...where the judges, nobility and patricians were sitting, he made it also rain...but it rained scented droplets of dew...quickly soaking them through their thick,fine cloths...and giving them an apealing scent. Then almost immediatly they were dry...the crowd cheered as Civis lifted Titanicus onto Tusky, then Incon...they then lifted Civis up with them...
"To my Home Tusky!" Shouted Titanicus happily, as the penut-breathed pacederm marched down the road to Alaínn, the small village where Titanicus lived...
"So," said Titanicus after a while, and after the crowds that had followed them all the way 'til this point had dispersed. "How are things back in Roma?" he looked to Civis, and then to Incon, "Any word from our other friends? Jayhawk? Augusta?"

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Incontinentia
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posted 09-19-99 21:57 ET (US)     7 / 148       
"Don't look at me, pal, I've been in Londinium for the past week," Incon informed him, shrugging. "Seeing to affairs at the RSPCE HQ. Then it's back to Egypt for Tusky & me. I've been hired to give King Tut and his wife elephant-riding lessons."

"You don't say!" Titanic Guy nodded.

"Perhaps Civis could fill you in?" Incon looked at the other rider on Tusky's back.

Just then, in the distance, there appeared a mysterious silhouette...

Civis Romanus
Angel
posted 09-19-99 23:36 ET (US)     8 / 148       
Greetings: I'm going make an assumption here. The tone of this story is adventure/action with periodic touches of humor. Okay? If not, say so in a side message. Also, I'm going to assume the adventure is restricted to the Isles of Celtia and is not pan-geographic like the other recent epic. Once again, is that okay?

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The distant silhouette seemed to be a mounted man on a darkly colored horse. It stood very still against the dusk darkened sky. Then in a quick motion it wheeled about and swiftly disappeared. The riders on Tusky all saw the silhouette and saw it disappear, but made little if any mental note of its passing. There was no reason, then, to connect it with any of the strange events in the days that followed.

"By the way, Incon, how do you expect to pay a visit to King Tut?" asked Titanicus. "He's part of Egyptian history, so I've been taught as a youth."

"Well, Titanicus, why do you think I'm here to see the great magician of Isles of Celtia? I need a little help, don't you think?"

"Oh."

"Really, Titanicus. As brilliant a magician as you are, you sometimes can't see your hands with your own eyes even if I held them there for you."

"Awww, for crying out loud Incon. Give me a break once in awhile, will you," whined Titanicus.

Civis and Incon laughed. Civis said,"You know, young master of magic, we need to do this once in awhile just to keep your feet on the ground and your ego in check. And it's cause we like you a lot, too."

"Okay, I get it. Well anyway, we're here." They had arrived at Titanicus' home before the sun fully set and there in the doorway to greet the returning magician was...

[This message has been edited by Civis Romanus (edited 09-19-99).]

Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 09-20-99 08:52 ET (US)     9 / 148       
...a seraph. Dark of hair, raven winged, eyes the colour of the sea. Jewelry glittered round his arms and neck, his white kilt turned bloodred in the dying sun's light.

"Jayhawk!" Titanicus jumped of the elephant. He landed with a soft thud and hugged the angel.
"Hi Titanicus. How are you? Congratualations on you winning the tournament."
"How did you know?"
The angel smiles
"Oh, never mind, come in, come in. Have you met the wife and kids?"
He looks down at the small form that seems to have attached itself to Jayhawk's leg.
"I guess you have met."
He unwraps his youngest from the angels leg and leads them into the house.

Titanic Guy 1986
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posted 09-20-99 18:15 ET (US)     10 / 148       
Yep, Civis, right again! This will be, a Humorous Adventure...based on...(the title...) The Isle of Celtia.
Titanicus Hugged his Wife, and then his kids each individually, "You didn't tell them yet, did you?" He muttered to Jayhawk, who simply shook his head. "Honey Guess what, I won!"

***

After dinner, a delcious one, which Titanicus' wife had made up, (with leftovers + peanuts for Tusky) they went over to Titanicus' teacher and mentor to visit. Cian's daughter, Apoltia answered the door, and squealed when she say Civis standing there, she ran to him, and jumped into her arms...Titanicus and the rest of them passed the tow love-birds and continued into the house... "Yep, nice to see ya too!" Whispered Titanicus to Apoltia as he passed by. Cian greeted them each with a hug, and he conjored up a Tusky sized treat for his favorite pachederm. "I won the tournamant!" cried a excited Titanicus to his mentor, once they had all been seated, "Does this mean you'll be leaving us?" asked Apoltia, now back passing out drinks with her smudged lipstick and all. "Not Quite..." He smiled "I will still be under Celtian Rule, and i will just be acrossed the Caitríonan Straight, so not to far away." He smiled, and looked out the window into the starry night. "Oh, did you hear?" He asked Cian, "Incon will be meeting, King Tut, of Egypt...and teaching him, and his whole family how to ride an elephant!" He winked at Apoltia, and her surprised face, "Speaking of which..." he looked to Incon, " You said you needed some help from me...On something..i forget what...what was it?"

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Civis Romanus
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posted 09-21-99 15:58 ET (US)     11 / 148       
"I need to get to Egypt, back in time, to be able to talk to King Tut and teach him how to ride an elephant," said Incontinentia.

"I'm not sure I know how to do that," said Titanicus.

"Didn't you learn anything from Hourglass?" asked Incon.

"Sure, some stuff, but I don't feel comfortable with time magic yet. I could make a bad mistake."

"Cian could help you, couldn't he?"

Titanicus looked over at Cian, who nodded his head. "Well, I guess so, if Cian says it's okay."

"I can help," said Cian. "Shall we try this now or tomorrow?"

Incon answered...


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CIVIS ROMANUS

[This message has been edited by Civis Romanus (edited 09-21-99).]

Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 09-21-99 16:22 ET (US)     12 / 148       
Civis, you made a type in the URL, you forgot the www http://www.caesar3.com/anim/auxhorse.gif
Civis Romanus
Angel
posted 09-21-99 22:18 ET (US)     13 / 148       
Thanks, Jayhawk. Question: Though I did miss the WWW in the URL, I did get the animated figure on my screen. Did you see something different?
Incontinentia
Pleb
posted 09-22-99 05:39 ET (US)     14 / 148       
"...no time like the present!"

"Great!" Titanic made a large chalk circle in the middle of the floor. "Hey!" Apolita squeaked, "I just mopped that!"

Incon and Tusky stepped inside the circle.

"I'll just send you for a quick round-trip, to see if I've got the coordinates right," Titanic told her.

Incon smiled and nodded. Tusky burped.

Titanic waved his arms around, said lots of impressively large magic words, a few incantations, and the governor and her elephant disappeared in a huge puff of purple smoke.

"There!" Titanic dusted his hands off. "She should be back in - oh, say, about 2 or 3 days."

"Hey, Titanic - I had no idea you could send people transcontinentally," Civis said, flipping through the wizard's book of directional spells.

"I can't. I'm not that experienced yet."

"So, how do you explain sending Incon to the South Pacific?"

"I didn't send Incon to the South Pacific. I sent her to Egypt!"

"Erm..." Civis handed him the book and pointed to a page, "...you *did* use this incantation, didn't you?"

"Of course, but taking into account spacial resistance, dimensional turbulence, multiply by space-time flux, carry the 2..." His voice trailed off as he studied the spellbook. The penny dropped.

"Oh, bugger...I forgot to divide by Tusky's weight. Lads?...I've just sent Incontinentia and her elephant to the South Pacific!"

** Meanwhile **

Incon looked around at the powder-white beach, beautiful azure lagoon and swaying palms. "Where the heck are the pyramids?" she wondered.

Just then, a young man and woman in brightly-coloured saris came out of the jungle and approached her. They smiled warmly. The girl placed a garland of flowers around Incon's neck and kissed her cheek. The young man handed her a coconut shell containing a rich-smelling cocktail. There was a straw, a little paper parasol and a stick skewering bits of fruit sticking out of it.

"Welcome to the wonderful island of Hawaii!" the native girl said, smiling.

"Would you like to come to our luau?" the boy asked.

Incon absent-mindedly took a sip from the coconut drink. "Well, blow this for a lark," she muttered.

"I think that means 'Yes'," the boy whispered to the girl.

Tusky looked around, astounded. The people here wore grass skirts. He'd have to be very careful where he chose to graze...

Meanwhile...

Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 09-22-99 06:18 ET (US)     15 / 148       
"South Pacific!" Jayhawk cried, "you sent her to the South Pacific!"
"Do you know how much water there is there. She may be drowning, for all we know. Where exactly did you send her?"

Titanicus grabbed his spellbook from Civis and started franticly flipping pages and reading.
"Here I think. Halfway past the West winnd, in a place called Land of the mOving Volcanoes."
"That sounds omnious." Civis said, "can you send her after us?"

"I...I can't I need at least 24 hours to get the planetary alignments right again."
"Jayhawk?" Civis asked the angel.
"I can get there, but I can't take you with me this time."
"Why not?"
"I need to go sideways this time. " He shook his head
"You wouldn't survive...or if you did you'd end up mad and I don't want to do that to a friend."

He looked at Titanicus,
"Sorry I was here so shortly. Send Civis and other help as soon as you can we don't know how dire her circumstances are."
He bowed to Apolita and took leave of his friends. Outside stormclouds were gathering, electricity balzing in the skies. The angel flew upwards and disappeared in a flash of lightning followed by a tremendous thunderclap.
"Where did he go?" Apolita asked.
"I don't know I just hope he's okay"

Meanwhile the angel flew through a darkness filled with the patterns you see when you press your fists in your eyes. Blind purple worms seemed to be crawling trough the sky while the wind screamed like a demented cat. Irridescent flares collapsed from time to time as temporal nodes dissolved into non-excistence.

It ended almost as soon as it hads begun and Jayhawk tumbled out of the sky in cloud of torrential rain that beat him to the ground. He barely managed to land in one piece and looked up, his wings and hair steaming as the rain subsided and the sun came back in full force.

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Civis Romanus
Angel
posted 09-22-99 12:30 ET (US)     16 / 148       
In the distance, oblivious to the raging storm, a dark figure mounted on a horse kept watch over the home and lands of Titanicus and his friends.

Upon Jayhawk's sudden emergence from the home of Cian and Apolita, the darkly cloaked figure quickly guided his horse behind a nearby aged oak tree's broad trunk. The figure followed the angel's departure into the stormy skies.


"Ah," he said to himself. "A little secret now revealed." He watched the angel disappear into the clouds, then wheeled his horse and rode away to some unknown place.

Incontinentia
Pleb
posted 09-22-99 14:17 ET (US)     17 / 148       
Meanwhile, halfway across the globe, Jayhawk strolled along a beach in the sunset, wondering where in the world he was. He heard the sound of drums in the distance, and followed them. Soon he saw many campfires by a small lagoon.

A young man in a red sari approached him. "Welcome to the wonderful island of Hawaii!" he exclaimed, placing a garland of orchids around the angel's neck. "Whatever is ours, is yours."

"Actually, I'm looking for a friend of mine," Jayhawk replied, still a bit mystified. "Her name's Incontinentia."

The young man looked at him blankly.

"Governor of Londinium? Travels with an elephant?"

No response.

"A large, grey animal with white tusks, a long nose--"

"Ah!" the youth brightened. "You mean Ha-Kochee-Moi!" He led Jayhawk towards the campfires, and what looked like one heck of a stonking party.

Amid the throng of natives dancing, chatting, drinking and eating, Jayhawk soon spotted a large grey silhouette...underneath which sat his friend, drinking a cocktail from a coconut shell. "Incon!" he shouted.

Incon looked up. "JAYHAWK!" she cried delightedly, running up to him and giving him a hug. "Aloha!! And welcome to the wonderful island of--"

"I know, I know," he cut her off, grinning. "Erm...what does 'Aloha' mean?"

"It means 'Hello'!" she smiled, handing him a coconut-shell cocktail. "And...goodbye."

"Both at once?" he asked, fishing the skewer of fruity bits out of the drink.

"Well," she shrugged, "it also means 'How ya doing', 'Hope you're feeling well', 'How's the wife?', 'Surf's up!', 'Look out for that shark!!' and 'My big toe aches slightly'. It's a very succinct language they have here."

"Speaking of which...where exactly did Titanicus send us?" Jayhawk looked around at the tropical paradise and happy people.

"Who cares?!" Incon laughed. "I've been here for 3 days already, and I've learned a bit of their language, how to surf, how to fish from a canoe--"

"Hang on," Jay stopped her. "You only left Apolita's house yesterday." He thought about it. "Must be something to do with that space-time thingy Civis was on about..."

Suddenly a cheer rose up from the crowd by the largest fire. Incon turned to her friend. "Hey - they're starting up another Limbo! You wanna learn how? It's *almost* as much fun as The Lambada!"

"Shouldn't we think about getting back to the others?" Jay asked. Then the rhythms from the jungle players' drums began to get to him. This was a very interesting place, after all...

Suddenly, there was a shriek from the trees, and a bikini-clad girl raced out and towards the water, giggling. She was soon followed by Big Tusky...with a grass skirt dangling from his mouth.

"Stone the crows!!" Incon fumed. "I keep *telling* him to watch where he grazes..."

"Erm, Incon," Jay tapped her shoulder, "just wondering...what does 'Ha-Kochee-Moi' mean?"

"Oh - that's the name they've given me!" she laughed. "In their language, it means She-Whose-Hips-Swivel-With-Great-Expertise. I've been trying to teach them how to Lambada, you see..."

Jayhawk followed his friend toward the party. The gang could soon catch up with them...just as soon as they figured out how...

Meanwhile, back in The Olde Worlde...

Titanic Guy 1986
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posted 09-22-99 16:23 ET (US)     18 / 148       
"I've Got it!" Shouted Titanicus Triumphantly! He began to chant some magic words, then he paused. "Wait," He looked at the small group, "Who all is coming with me?"

"I'm In!" Said Civis walked forward, next Titanicus looked to Apoltia, she looked to her Father, then to Civis, "Me too!" she piped in. "What about you, father?" she looked to Cian, "Will you come?"

"Please Come!" Begged Titanicus, "This could be another adventure!"

Cian looked at the 'younguns, "But...ehhh My Back and...I'm...Allergic to adventure....yeh...thats it...sorry count me out..all i need now is another...wart." He quickly said..looking slightly sheepish as he said it.

"We Won't Be Kissing any toadss Daddy," Said Apoltia, as Civis put his arm around her waist, and she giggled.

"Nope, We wont," Piped in Titanicus, "Sorry Cian, But your coming!" He said, quickly incanting the spell. He made a funny wave with his arm, suddenly the chalk circle on the floor began to grow upwards...into a familiar green portal. He watched Civis, grab Apoltia's Hand, and jump in...yanking her...flailing legs and all...into the green portal...next Cian was in front of the green hole in space.


"But My Bac--Ack!" He yelped, as Titanicus Pushed him headlong into the portal, looking around the room, he quickly ran to the candle and blew it out...then taking a deep sigh...

"Now the Fun Begins!" He jumped in feet first...instantly disapearing from the Vascinity of the Isle of Celtia...

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Civis Romanus
Angel
posted 09-22-99 21:11 ET (US)     19 / 148       
The portal closed up behind them and all stopped to stare at the amazing sights before their eyes.

"Where are we?" asked Apolita, who was standing between her father and Civis, close to Cian but clinging to Civis.

A lush forest filled their eyes from where they stood on a beach of clean white sand and bright blue water. But the forest was of a kind of greenery they had never before seen. There were tall trees with long slender trunks that ended in a rounded mass of green leaves, each leaf long enough to be a branch. Some had round green hard shelled objects hanging from them.

At ground level fan like leaves grew in clumps directly from the soil or the sand. These clumps were so numerous and dense, that the newly arrived travelers could see into the dense foliage of the forest for only a very short distance. And the flowers...every color from the rainbow could be seen mingled among the luscious green of the plants. The birds singing to them from the bushes and trees were as colorful as the plants and flowers they perched upon.

Suddenly, the birds took flight, one and all. A young girl, black haired and darkly complected, pushed apart restricting plants and dashed onto the white sand of the beach. She wore very little, but was decently attired enough to make Apolita blush but not gasp in embarrassment. The native girl turned to look at the strangers on the beach, but her expression of curiousity soon turned to horror. She screamed and fled back into the forest as fast as her smallish feet could carry her.

Civis looked at Titanicus. "What made her scream? Did we frighten her?"

Apolita turned around at the noise she heard coming from a short distance away. "I think they did," she said.

The rest all turned at Apolita's words and saw what she saw:
50 strangely attired and colorfully painted men striding up the beach from the place where they had left their boats. Each carried a club and a spear. Not one sported a smile anywhere on his face, just a scowl; and each man had a distinctive similar feature...a piece of bone through his nose.

There was but one thing to do. "Run!" yelled Civis...

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CIVIS ROMANUS

Titanic Guy 1986
Inactive
posted 09-22-99 22:21 ET (US)     20 / 148       
Titanicus Yelped, completely forgetting he had the powers to stop this, He pushed Civis and Apoltia ahead of him, then grabbed Cian's wrist's, "Run Old Man!" He shouted, yanking...and nearly dis-locating the poor fellow's wrist,
Civis tripped over over his feet one time, and pulled Apoltia down on top of him. Apolatia screamed and jumped up, looking behind them to see the oncoming...pigme's? The Smnall group ran, dodging and jumping over fallen trees. They ran deeper and deeper into the wood, suddenly popping out on the other end...on the other beach. There was a small hut...with a door facing them, Titanicus looked to his group, and then stopped, and looked back to the on-coming pigmes, who were now screaming...and pounding their painted chests....the small people looked rather odd. With Black nappy hair..and bones through their noses. "This Could Be bad...guys...guys?" Titanicus turned to see his small group making a run for the small hut. "Guys! Wait for me!" He ran into the hu, and slammed the door shut behind him. He grabbed one of the chairs in the corner and held it against the door, "Brace Yeerselfs!" He shouted, as the pigmes surrounded the house, and began to batter it with their clubs..screaming things like: "We Want Food" and "Me Hungry" ...."Crappit!" Shouted Titanicus, "What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do?!" Just then...he heard one of the most comforting sounds he had ever heard before. The sound of a Charging Elephant blwoing with all its might through its might horn...err Trunk!

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Civis Romanus
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posted 09-23-99 16:01 ET (US)     21 / 148       
"That sounds like Tusky!" exclaimed Titanicus.

His statement was followed by much excitedly indecipherable language, screams and other sounds of human chaos, along with heavy pachyderm foot stomping, trumpeting and snorting.

Then all became quiet.

"You can come out now." It was a woman's voice from somewhere above the door to the hut.

Slowly Civis opened the door, sword ready. He didn't need to be so cautious. Incon sat astride BT, who was rocking his head back and forth in self-satisfaction. No bone-nosed natives were in view. Just their boats, far out to sea and leaving the island behind as fast as their oars could power them.

"It'll be awhile before they get the nerve to come back here, I think," said Incon. "Well, Titanicus. Here to make amends for sending me to this remarkable paradise instead of to Egypt and my date with King Tut?"

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posted 09-23-99 17:33 ET (US)     22 / 148       
Titanicus Thought for a second, "Well...sure." He paused, "Sorry Incon...when were ye s'pose to be there?" He then paused, and scanned her over. "Wait a second...what are ye wearing?!" He gawked, and stared. "I...I...I Can see your Belly-Button!" He would have stood there gawking for another 5 full minutes, if not at that exact moment....

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Civis Romanus
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posted 09-23-99 20:44 ET (US)     23 / 148       
Apolita wakked Titanicus across the head and told him in no uncertain terms:

"It's not polite to stare!" She then turned to her right. "You're next, Civis Romanus!"

Both men averted their eyes, now looking elsewhere, before further violence could be wreaked on their bodies by the incensed young woman.

Incon rolled her eyes in annoyance, "Now, Titanicus, now! I'm supposed to be in Egypt now."

By this time Jayhawk had appeared, but he maitained a conservative distance while the exchange between Incon and Titanicus was underway.

Titanic Guy 1986
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posted 09-23-99 21:36 ET (US)     24 / 148       
Titanicus looked to Jayhawk. "Did you find your flight over...Refreshing?" He smiled, then looked to Incon, "Now...where did I put my Magic Book? Anyone know?" He searched his robes, "Nothing...Without this... can't get back!"
He looked towards the village a few miles away, he saw it for it was bright, the only light besides the stars on this evening. Suddenly screams were heard coming from the village, and people began to run, from it...and past our weary travelers, "Now What?!" Moaned Incon....

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posted 09-24-99 04:57 ET (US)     25 / 148       
"I wouldn't quite use the word refreshing, Titanicus. Travelling sideways is about as much fun as as being whacked over the head, while having a huge hangover as you're trying to balance on a ship in full storm"
The angel's eyes blazed with golden light.
"Err, sorry, I, err, was just making conversation"
"Nevermind, let's see what's happening in Hawalawahganakauwi"
"Where?" Civis and Titanicus chrorused as they followed Tusky's path through the lush forest.
"Hawalawahganakauwi"
"Does that mean anything?"
"I think something like "Pleasant Village at the Shore where a lot of Dancing is done" It looses a bit in the translation, though."

A short while later the reached Hawalawahganakauwi. Most of the inhabitants had fled but the squat, pierced-nose invaders had managed to to capture a few dozen of the villagers, mostly the elderly and some youngsters.

Tusky carrying Incon approached the group slowly. A number of blow-guns were trained on her lithe shape as one of the canibals stepped forward and uttered some gibberish.

Tusky stopped, pawing the ground.

"What did he say, " Civis asked?
"He threatened to make a pin cushion out of Incon and told her their darts are coated with blowfish venom."
"Can't you do anything, " Apolita asked?
"I can't find my book," Titanicus muttered.
"I think I can," Jayhawk replied.

He lifted his arms, wide and started a highpitched humming. The tones were barely audible.
"What.."
"Shush"

A chittering could be heard moving closer. The canibals started to look around them, somewhat worried. Their shaman started hitting them over the head with a mojostick. Then the sky darkened as a veritable cloud of bats appeared, seemingly out of nowhere. They flew at the confused canibals and started to dive bomb them. Tinny shrieks cming from their muzzles.

"Incon! Now!"
The Govenor of Londinium kicked BT into action as the villagers fled the scene

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-- Book of the Dead (1240 BC)


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