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тнє мιgнту gσ∂ѕ σƒ αѕgαя∂ ([personal profile] asgardmods) wrote in [community profile] asgardmeridiem2014-01-12 02:16 pm


Who: Everyone going to Alfheim
What: The mingle log for A Friend In Need
When: Days 387-390 ( Jan. 12-19 )
Where: Asgard, Alfheim, and the train ride inbetween
Rating: PG-13. Anything higher than that should be taken to a private log, please!

Day 387 ( Jan. 12/13 )
Before boarding the train around dawn, the leaders of the separate groups should run checks on everyone that's signed up. Natives will help dish out a simple weapon to those without their own that want one, medical supplies to the healers and a simple kit for everyone else, and a simple mask with strict instructions to put them on as soon as the kingdom is within sight. After everyone is geared up and boarded, Odin's spies will set out on horseback first, masks already in place, to clear the path ahead. This gives you a five hour train ride to go over strategies and coordinate with your fellow Travellers and the Asgard natives that have joined the ranks.

As the train crosses the halfway mark between Asgard and Alfheim, the dark black clouds of smoke and ash will sprawl across the horizon and thicken the air, prompting early placement of the gas masks as a precautionary measure. It's a short trip from there, and once the train has stopped, it's time to get to work. The homes and buildings of Alfheim will be in varying states of disarray and ruin, some still burning as the inhabitants and neighbours struggle to douse the flames. Others will be smouldering, successfully saved or otherwise left to burn itself out in the days since the initial attack. There will still be Fire Giants sparsely wreaking havoc amongst the living quarters, but the vast majority of the fighting will have been drawn into the treeline by the Elves to give room for relief efforts and any evacuation attempts. Homes and larger buildings still largely intact will have been turned into temporary hospital rooms or safe houses for the young and incapable of fighting, with the injured laid out anywhere there is room; the dead will be wrapped in sodden sheets in the alleys between buildings until they can be properly buried - if ever they should find the opportunity.

This leaves the Travellers to split up and jump head first into their tasks. The Elves will be pleasantly surprised and immensely grateful for the arrival of aid, but they will not spare much time to gratitude when the battle wages and every second counts. Those fighting will immediately accept the Travellers into their defence, and from there, they will begin to push back against the Giants' forces. At this point, it will be largely defensive combat, an attempt to keep the Giants from moving further into the kingdom and setting more to flames. Surt himself will be present in this, and a vast majority of those that try to stand against him will be met with a heavy hand. Move carefully, Travellers, for there is still fight left in these desperate Giants.

Day 388/389 ( Jan. 14-17 )
By early morning, just as the Sun is beginning to rise, the Travellers will receive some support from their patron deities back in Asgard. For the next two days, they will have their House Powers to give them that extra edge on the battlefield. Another surprise will arrive as well, as the trees themselves seem to move through the battlefield to push back the Giants. The Treepeople will have arrived, many of whom direct their efforts towards the support group to help control the flames while others exact their grief and anger on the enemy forces that still linger around. These beings are the oldest in Yggdrasil, second only to the immortals, and strongly resemble their respective forests, but they are strong and firmly rooted in the Mother's survival.

They will fight alongside the Travellers until they are cut down or the battle is won, which it seems it will be when the flames begin to significantly dwindle nearing sunrise on Day 389. From that point onward, those fighting for Alfheim will rise to the offence and the Giants will begin to fall back as their numbers lessen and their advantage wanes. They will begin fleeing the kingdom, leaving Surt with only his loyalists at his side - and against the might of the Travellers and the Elves emboldened by their allies' support, they few will not be enough to claim the entire kingdom.

Day 390 ( Jan. 18-19 )
The Travellers' House Powers will fade before sunrise, but between the combined strengths of them, the Elves, and the Treepeople, they will still quickly overpower Surt's remaining forces and send them scurrying back to their ruined kingdom of Muspellheim. Surt will leave weary and more furious than ever at his failure, but he knows too that to stand alone would be his downfall. The battle is won, but the damage has been great and there is little time for celebration. The Travellers will be given the most sincere gratitude from the people of Alfheim, and sent back home with packs of food and supplies to patch themselves up before they arrive back in Asgard as the loyal and true allies to Yggdrasil and her children.

[ OOC NOTES: This is the mingle log for the A Friend In Need plot event! Team sign-ups are over here and it is never too late to join, thought the leadership positions have already been chosen. To plot out a thread with Surt, please comment here. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns! ]
failassassin: (captain pensive)

387 - train

[personal profile] failassassin 2014-01-13 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Turlough has realized that there is a possibility he is going to die. After all, he's not a fighter. He prayed to the gods for a weapon the night before, and received a sword. Granted, he had used a sword before, but only for five minutes. So, he was coming to terms with his inevitable demise.

And if that was the case, there were some things he needed to get off his chest.

He walked towards Braxiatel, knocking on the outside wall of his cabin as he saw the man. "Can we have a word? In private, that is?"
becauseichooseto: Miles Richardson as Rankov sees his prisoner is awake. (interesting)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2014-01-13 04:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Irving closes his book and looks at Turlough with some curiosity. "Certainly."

Not the easiest thing, privacy, but he comes out and takes him to a corner. "What is it?"
failassassin: (oh that's how to cripple the TARDIS?)

[personal profile] failassassin 2014-01-13 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Turlough squirmed silently as Irving and he walked to a corner. After a glance around, Turlough paused, then continued. "First of all, I enjoy your company and value you as a friend." That much was true. He like talking with Irving, seeing what the man was up to, making fun of the Doctor with him, things like that. "And I hope that what I say doesn't change any of this."

Another pause, while Turlough collected himself to try and think of where to go next. "I highly doubt any of the other Doctors have mentioned this, but when I first started traveling with the Doctor, it wasn't because I wanted to see space or anything sentimental like that. It was because I was ordered to kill him. Obviously it didn't succeed, as we have Doctors here, but the Doctor got me out of that agreement and I've been traveling with him ever since."
becauseichooseto: Miles Richardson as Rankov sees his prisoner is awake. (interesting)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2014-01-13 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
If it's a declaration of love, he's going to bow out. "Go on," he prompted in the pause. "Good for you." He hadn't thought Turlough was in love with him, but one can never really know, can one?

"A… similar sort of thing happened to me, though, admittedly, I got myself out. The general theme's familiar, however. Nothing's changed, Turlough. Evidently, these things happen."
failassassin: (cheeky little smile)

I'll have you know, I laughed so hard at this tag

[personal profile] failassassin 2014-01-14 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
Turlough just watches, waiting expectantly...and Irving is taking all this rather calmly. That's reassuring (especially considering how horrible the conversation could have gone.) He's visibly shocked though, at the idea of Irving getting in a situation where he'd have to do the same.

"Only in our world could you say 'these things happen' with regards to attempting to kill someone," he says, with a wry smile. He doesn't fault Irving for getting in a similar situation-after all, it would be massively hypocritical if he did.
becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)

Yeah, I read that and I was just… you know if I didn't know what this was about…

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2014-01-14 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
He shrugged. "The same someone at that. Don't we have a lot in common?"
failassassin: (cheeky little smile)

it was glorious.

[personal profile] failassassin 2014-01-14 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
"More than I expected, at least," he responded, smiling still.
becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2014-01-14 10:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh, agreed," he remarked. "At least it's off your chest, now."
failassassin: (slightly snarky)

[personal profile] failassassin 2014-01-14 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"You know, I feel so much better now," Turlough mused, with a sigh.
becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2014-01-14 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Good!" he replied, amused but genuine. "Glad I could help."
failassassin: (captain pensive)

[personal profile] failassassin 2014-01-15 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
Turlough shook his head, still smiling. "It's odd. We're going headfirst into a battle and it's getting that off my chest that worried me the most."
becauseichooseto: Miles Richardson with the best moustache known to man (cheeky smile)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2014-01-15 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
"May the battle be just as easy," he remarked.
failassassin: (faucet tap of death)

[personal profile] failassassin 2014-01-15 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, it won't be," he bitterly remarked. Captain Pessimist does not have good feelings about this. "But here's hoping, I suppose."
becauseichooseto: Miles Richardson as Rankov sees his prisoner is awake. (oh)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2014-01-16 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
"As long as you don't take any unnecessary risks, you should all right," he replied, suspecting that was well within Turlough's intentions anyway.
failassassin: (eyebrow goes up)

[personal profile] failassassin 2014-01-16 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
"Believe me, I won't take unnecessary risks," Turlough said, scoffing slightly. He planned to stay as much out of combat as possible. Cowardly? A bit. Keeping him safe? Absolutely.
becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2014-01-16 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm glad to hear it," he replied, smiling. He certainly won't be taking any.