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In The Lion's Den

Post by Admin on Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:42 pm

In the dead of night the cold desert winds blew sand up from the duns, stirring a dust storm in the distance.  She looked around the hills as smoke rose from several places in a short distance.  She was lightly tanned, dark hair all but her long bangs pulled back in a pony tail, wearing a white tank and torn jeans with leather boots.  The sand grazed her face as the storm drew near, her eyes darting across the desert duns for some kind of shelter.  

In the distance a short distance from the rising smoke she saw a twisted tree who's roots stood above the sand, the wind tore away the earth beneath.  The tree was tall, the roots long and entwined so that there would be a break to roaring wind. She slipped underneath the barky thicket, once beneath there was room enough for maybe a couple more people to sit hunched over safe from the chaffing winds.



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Post by Strike on Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:02 am

The sand stung his eyes. Damn, did that bring back memories.

Working through the pain, a lone man limped towards the only visible shelter. This tree stood out like a sore thumb, asking - no, demanding - that the weary from the storm come unto it. At least, that's as much as he bothered to consider as he shuffled further ahead. Looked like the only damn thing worth ducking under. He had to fight the sharp winds every step of the goddamn way. It was never easy, was it...

Positive thoughts, Gerald, he murmured to himself. But the words were lost in the wind. He stumbled further towards the tree, one arm up to shield his eyes from that goddamn wind.

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Post by Securion on Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:16 am

The whipping sand stung and scratched her skin as she walked towards the tree, more like stumbled at this point, she wasn't used to this kind of stuff.

oh my god this sand is going to RUIN my complexion, it's gonna leave scratches and it's going to make me look filthy! Ugh, I support the wild that doesn't mean I want to be in it!

She was wearing rather expensive looking clothes...or rather clothes that had looked expensive before the crash. And all her luggage, oh lord all her luggage, it all was destroyed! All of her expensive dresses and shoes! All the clothes made of all natural, organically grown cast no shadow fibers....all gone. At least she managed to save one shawl, the one she was using to protect her face from the sand as she walked in shoes not made for any surface other than nice hard man made stuff.
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Post by Admin on Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:35 pm

The branches of the tree thrashed against each other as the storm grew more intense. Sand whirled in the air so heavy that she could barely make out anything beyond the trunks that shielded her from the blunt of it. The air filled with the scent of dirt and sand, even underneath the roots she had to wrap her face in cloth to prevent choking on the thick air. She wondered if anyone else survived whatever happened. She had awoken in her cryostasis chamber alone in the desert. Disoriented she looked around before the sun set, only finding traces of smoke floating into the sky before the sand storm overtook the horizon.

The razor sharp sand flew gracelessly through the air as the winds pushed on. Chafing winds became more dangerous as the sand began to cut through exposed flesh with the growing power of the storm. She looked out in the direction the smoke had risen, the sand forming a shadowy veil that could not easily be crossed by vision or foot, watching for any movement.
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Post by Securion on Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:02 am

When it started to cut through exposed skin and actual begin to cut her, she yelped and made an annoyingly high whining sound and she sped up, and without much grace stumbled down into the shelter of the tree. Sniffling about how all this is so horrible and she doesn't deserve any of that and the universe was wronging her so greatly.
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Post by Strike on Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:38 am

Gerald shouldered his way through the storm, pulling up his undershirt like a mask to block his face. There was no use trying to see anyway, the sand was too thick.

Meanwhile, about a hundred yards away, one of the cryostasis chambers had smashed down into a rocky dune. It had cracked and weakened as a result of the atmospheric pressure change, and the impact shattered it to pieces. The heavy door of the chamber had pinned the chamber's single occupant inside at an awkward angle against the rocks.

From within the hollow chamber, a foul-mouthed string of profanities echoed out. It was quickly lost in the whirling sandstorm outside. A bloodied arm tentatively snaked out, fighting against the outside of the door to try and break free. There was only an inch or two of leeway before the door smacked firmly into the rocks outside, leaving no way out. The jagged metal wasn't doing the man inside any favors; he struggled to keep his limbs away from the sharp fragments.

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Post by druidknight0 on Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:37 pm

:: The young girl pulled herself out after the others. The sand stung her face and stuck to where tears had previously been falling. It took only a few moments of wrestling with herself, but  her parents where gone, everything was gone and the sand hurt, she took her Sari off and wrapped her face with it, covering her eyes with the thinnest portion so she could still somewhat see::
" What....what happened where are the rest of the people....we can't be everyone

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Post by Elthaine on Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:42 am

Mallory stumbled through the terrain. Tripping on the shifting sands. There was sand in her socks, sand in her eyes. And her lungs hurt like crazy. They stung as they were rubbed raw. Every breath she took sent a throbbing pain to her chest. She could barely even see from the gusts picking up the sand. Her only thought was getting out of the increasingly awful winds. She saw a shape through the haze, twisted and gnarled. A bush maybe? Whatever it was, it looked like shelter.
She shoved her way through the sands and crawled beneath the roots of the tree. Coughing up sand. “Shit!” She spat out. “Where are we?”
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Re: In The Lion's Den

Post by druidknight0 on Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:58 pm

The young girl followed behind Mallory and into the shelter of the roots. " I don't know. I can barely see anything..... are we , are we the only opnes that made it off the ship?"

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