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Skulduggery Pleasant: Equals Attract chapter 1Hello? I know you're in there...why don't you open the door?
Several locks were rapidly locked from the other side of the door. Panicked breathing could be heard as well.
Seriously mate, It's going to be a lot worse if you don't open the door right now.
G-go away! There's nobody here!
Oh, well in that case I might as well leave then, shall I?
I would appreciate that, yeah!
The man at the door turned to leave, but then turned back around and knocked on the door.
You said there was nobody home...yet you said 'I would appreciate that'. There has to be someone in there, even if it's not you.
Uh...there's nobody here!
The man rolled his eyes.
You already said that. Now open the door or I'll break it down. I'll count to five.
Still no response.
Lack of sound.
Okay, okay! I'll open it!
Liars, Thieves, Gentlemen and Dashing RoguesLIARS, THIEVES, GENTLEMEN AND DASHING ROGUES-
WRITTEN BY QAR'RIK, KHAJIIT OF MARKARTH
The Fenn'Hal- a race of fox-like humanoids, similar to my own kind. They are, by nature, devious and not to be trusted by anyone. One redeeming feature is that they are incredibly polite to males, and flirtatious with females. They coexist peacefully with the Skysearchers on the continent of Starsong, although there have been spats and feuds over land in the past.
Their diet is mainly carnivorous, living off the local wildlife. They are naturally skilled as hunters, and they make sure that every arrow or bolt makes a clean kill.
Some Fenn'Hal suffer from a rare condition that only seems to affect their species. I can only describe it as having two minds in one body. The affected can 'shift' minds at random, with no clear pattern. One telltale sign that the shift has occurred is the eyes. They always change colour when a shift has taken place. The ones with this condition
Two Sides of the Coin- Elder ScrollsTWO SIDES OF THE COIN
LIGHT AND DARK MAGIC
BY JARRFELD, NORD OF RIFTEN
We once thought that we knew all the different types of magic. From offensive spells like Fire or Ice, to magic that can unlock doors. Yet with the discovery of Starsong, came the discovery of two more kinds of magic.
Light magic has a dual purpose. It is used to damage enemies (causing more damage if they are one of the undead), and causes the area to increase in light for a few seconds. Because of this, even experienced mages have to be careful not to overdo themselves due to the increased amount of energy required to perform it.
Dark energy is the complete opposite. It is not suitable for use on the undead, because it does little to no damage to them, and in rare cases it heals them. It requires less energy to perform than Light magic, but is unpopular with every kind of mage except Necromancers.
The time of day also appears to affect Light and Dark magic. Light magic seems to be more damaging dur
Those that watch the Sun- Elder ScrollsTHOSE THAT WATCH THE SUN:
AN ALMANAC BY
EL-JEET, ARGONIAN OF WHITERUN
To even think that there was an undiscovered continent other than Akavir during the Third Era, and even early into the Fourth, was deemed to be a ridiculous notion. However, merely thirty years ago some sailors happened across this so-called 'non-existent land', and brought back a wealth of treasures.
The sailors were ridiculed at first when they told their tale of a new land, and the people who occupy them. They spoke of humans with pale gold skin and white, featureless eyes, who spent most of their time looking at the sky, as if searching for something. Thus, the term 'Skysearcher' was coined.
Their story was proved true when a convoy of ships happened across this land, where they were greeted by a group of ten Skysearchers, who gave them food, water, and shelter for the night. The captain of one of the ships was given a message to give to the Emperor himself, asking for a peaceful coe
Borderlands: Grease MonkeyHe awoke to the usual smell of motor oil and the sound of gunshots, just like every morning. Such was his life, being a slave of the Bandits. Forced to maintain their Runners day in, day out, sleeping only when the work was done and having nothing to eat besides the scraps they gave him. It was a miracle that he survived. He kept himself sane by constantly reassuring himself that rescue was going to arrive. He had been repeating the same thing to himself for almost three Pandoran months.
After four months, he resigned himself to never getting saved. But instead of lying down and accepting his fate, he made a plan of action. He had a literal mountain of damaged Runner parts at his disposal. He spent several sleepless nights trying to cobble together some sort of weapon, but to no avail. That is, until a mutiny broke out within the camp. A small group of upstarts decided to take control, but the revolution was quickly squashed. The weapons they used were purposefully damaged and thrown o
Borderlands: StowawayAn unbidden memory flashed back to her: A simple advert, promising a fresh new start, especially for her 'kind', emblazoned on an abandoned newspaper being carried by the wind. Needless to say, she snapped up the offer in her own way, sneaking on board the next shuttle bound for Pandora. It seemed perfect; a distant planet that nobody seemed to care about, a couple years there, a decade at the most, and the heat would die down. She could return home.
What a decision that turned out to be.
The flight from Earth had taken the better part of two weeks, involving her having to steal food to survive. When the shuttle landed, or crash-landed in this case, she was immediately overwhelmed by the intense heat, as well as the hostile wildlife. Armed with nothing but a Dahl handgun and a makeshift knife, she made it to the nearest settlement that was willing to take her in.
She became known as the 'Lucky Stowaway' within the town of Narrow Bridge, all due to her journey to Pandora. She was indebt
Another Time, Maybe: Hour OneYou will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
The silver machine sat ominously in the middle of the laboratory, red and green lights blinking angrily. More than a few scientists were on scene, checking and double-checking the readings. They couldn't fail now, they were too far down the line. The head scientist himself was overseeing the procedure, watching, unmoving. He didn't even turn around to see who was addressing him.
Professor? We may have a...slight... problem with a few of the files...
What kind of problem? The older man replied, voice level, but hints of anger were showing.
They...they seem to be corrupted, somehow. I've got a few men trying to salvage what they can, but...we've lost a few.
How many have been lost?
The younger man swallowed ner
Case: FalloutFILE NAME 'CASE: FALLOUT', SECTION 0: PROLOGUE
It had taken five years. Five years to make Earth look like a vision of Hell, with pockets of resistance scattered across it. The Deviants had evacuated many survivors and killed countless mutants, but Leech still evaded them. POTUS was confirmed KIA and the mutants were winning. But Operation Beacon of Hope was literally as the name suggested, a beacon of hope for the survivors. The Deviants had been separated into groups and sent across the globe to but Beacon of Hope into action.
FILE NAME 'CASE: FALLOUT', SECTION 1: END OF THE LINE
TIME: 2030 GMT
LOCATION: KNIGHTSBRIDGE TUBE STATION, LONDON, UK
SUBJECTS: ALPHA UNIT AND SIGMA UNIT
Can't that thing work any faster?!
Sigma was hacking into an electric lock on a door, while Alpha and a squad of Deviant Marines defended him from the mutants.
You wanna try this? Be my guest. Sigma retorted. Alpha swung h
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