A thud sound echoed through the Inn, probably some drunk not making it to this his room before his body finally gave in and fell like a sack of potatoes. I sat up on the bed, groggy with an anxious feeling that felt like static in my hands. The reality of where I was was finally seeping in and one would think sadness would fill my thoughts, but I felt glad almost ecstatic. I went to my item menu and tested materializing the two swords in my hands, the (useless) sword was rusted to the point that it had changed it's color to copper, my other sword the one I had stolen from the fine gentleman earlier, was whitish with an L shaped hilt, there were holes in it in twos going down the sword and growing larger as they reached closer to the hilt. The weapons had different materializing times, the copper one took about two seconds and the whitish one around five. I put the weapon back to my inventory and looked out the window, the window was rattling a bit with the winds harsh caress, I put my hand to the glass and let the rattle calm me, I always felt the most peace in the middle of a storm, no time to think.
I could see a church in the distance that reminded me of stalagmites seen in deep caverns. At the top floated a huge church bell the color of green, rain stained copper.
A creak on the weathered floor boards made me turn towards the door and take a step toward it. A foot came through the middle, and it stuck, sturdy wood for sure. A man grunting on the other side with his friend trying to pry the leg loose, blood trickled down the wood. I went and grabbed it pulling the man through the door, ripping the mans flesh, 2 seconds I thought.
I could see their ugly mugs now covered in boils and warts, yellow eyes staring at me in the darkness of my room. The man laid on the floor, wincing in pain that made his face resemble ripped earth left by an ice age, a face even a mother couldn't love. The man on the floor was furiously trying to stop the bleeding by applying pressure but i kept pulling him towards me as the other man stepped forward, both of them had long black jackets that had the same Raven I had seen earlier, the power levels were lower luckily.
" Soldier of the Kingdom of Leon we are here to pass you judgement" The man still standing took his sword and pointed it at me. On his right I could see where the sound from earlier originated, a burly man of about forty had two extra holes in his head which an arrow must have pierced or some magic I knew not off, only thing I knew was his rhinestone eyes that glared at me vacant and dead.
The man pointed his sword at me hesitant as i pointed my left hand towards the man on the ground, it seemed he realized the moment had come as he put his hands as if to shield the impending doom. The blade materialized from the item menu through him and the floor. The mans eyes riveted at the whitish sword now stuck through his gut and the floorboards, rivulets of blood ran up the sword towards the holes the sword pulsated in my hand I felt it's hate, my vision were blooms of red like drops of blood on white snow and I wanted to laugh as if something hilarious happened. The man tried to grip the sharp of the sword, making matters worse as the swords hunger grew even more ravenous.
" A demon sword Felom protect us" The other man whispered, he ran towards me with his sword raised, with a clang he hit the top of the door and for a moment lost his footing giving me ample time to react, I swung with a rising arc from below my waist and the sword stuck half way in to his neck, he gurgled spitting blood trying to reach towards some thread of life that had now dissipated in the wind, fell on his knees went silent as the sword hit the ground his neck sliding down the edge of it, there was blood everywhere, the blood fell down like sweat and gave off an iron taste and smell.
" Mmm feed me and I will treat you well and make you strong"
I took a few steps back as the weight of killing two men had started to reveal its ugly face as. The sound came from the sword, it was in my head speaking to me.
" I see" Bewildered I grabbed the sword and ran out of the room, on the left at the end of the corridor beyond the stairs were curtains flapping in the wind and the storm had picked up roaring as flashes of light like broken street lamps illuminated the darkness, there was something black in the broken window dripping. My hands shook so I gripped on the sword as hard as I could.
" Don't worry I demonus will take care of you, Renald" Demonus the sword spoke.
I could feel the sword calming my nerves, it felt soft in my hands, a gentle starvation. Melissa, I thought wondering if she was alive as I looked at the bunnies wife dead sprawled on the stairs with a spear punctured through her back.
There was a sound of swords hitting each other orange sparks flew, from the hole in the slightly a jar door of where the pigs rested, there was intent to kill, the sword tugged on my brain and massaged my hatred. I had taken a liking to them and I wished them no ill will.
I pushed the door open with my shoulder, as i'd seen what happened to the last fellow, I had one hand on the hilt and one on the ricasso that also had three holes, I felt it prick my skin, but the sword was oddly reassuring.
Skill acquired: Blood step ( a quick step forward and a swing from any direction) (speed of swing and step will be determined by the amount of men killed or monster killed)
"Use it save your swines human" and then I uttered the words blood step, I felt a slight pain in my arm but time had slowed, where the arteries pumped blood were lit like embers, and so was the room the darkness had brightened, the sparks floated like motes slowly bouncing off the face of the two swords men, or swords man and pig, one of the warthogs tusks was lodged in the side of the man, the man had pushed his body down through surely much pain making the pig open for a lunge through the body, I stepped forward and swung, the man sliced in half with his sword flying off and getting lodged in to the wood beams above.
There in the corner holding his arm was the other pig with glasses. "Use it again kill him, feed me" Demonus muttered, every part of my body itched for it but i'd had addiction before and this was no different so i slammed the sword in the ground at the body.
"I'll get you next time" Demonus snickered and began to feed.
"Woah" said the other pig whom slicked back his bloody hair " call me Elvis" he shook his hips doing the back and forth hip thrust the artist is well know for and then clicked his hoofs and pointed at the sword
"What is this" The man was drying to the bone in front of our eyes " I stole it from the bunny"
"Whiskersten you mean, the man you stopped us from killing" He grinned and lit a cigarette, as an explosion rocked the building.
"yea" as I pushed a linen to the open wound to stop the bleeding his brother probably out of habit snarled but didn't stop me. " Oh geez, oh geez, he really got me there, I'm Randy by the way" of course he was. "I'm Renald, that sword there is Demonus a Demon sword or so i've heard"
" A Demon sword" Elvis's mouth was agape " there's ten that have ever been recorded" He spat a mess of phlegm on the ground "for luck, you're the devil in disguise Demonus" Elvis popped a cork off a similar bottle I had drank earlier with a red liquid and a cranberry tang. I poured the liquid over the wound and in the mouth as instructed. " I don't think it's got a disguise" However when I had lifted it yesterday there were no holes that I had seen and it seemed like a normal sword. The wounds began to heal.
Demonus laughed aloud now the sword was morphing, all of us in the room sprung to our feet ready for whatever it was about to turn into, a nebulous smoke filled the room, it laughed and the laugh came as a loud raspy voice a tremor, first loud and then began to lose its fervor, as the smoke cleared, in the middle was a black almost Teddy bear looking creature with two huge fangs, it's skin the color of tar, around it's eyes red circles, and above in the middle a third red circle around it's forehead, it's hand and legs were too big for it's body and full of fur.
" Wait what the hell" Demonous peered at his body "This isn't right where's my body" as he said this a roar of laughter suddenly ruptured the a second ago tense moment. " Wait stop, I'm am evil, I am darkness" The laughter increased and tears dropped from our eyes, Randy slapped his thigh and fell on his side. I wiped my eyes and finally composed myself enough still having a few laughing fits. "We should leave, whatever this is I don't want to be a part of it" The two pigs looked at each other and nodded "Let's go together at least until we are done with this, perhaps to Leon and then we can part when we are safe, and some other creature can love me tender" Elvis clicked his hoofs towards the door.
(Level 3 unlocked, Trait Bloodlust +2 Intelligence + Strenght) Hmm Intelligence I've never gotten that before.
"No wonder" Demonous said while jumping on my back.