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Think not of the Gods
(For they are undeserving of your pity)
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"You shouldn't be here," said the voice, and really, it wasn't wrong, but here they were.


A Story Based on Clan Querevage; a Proud and Honourable Collection of Thieves and Murderers, of Warmongers and Dictators, of Mercenaries and Villains.


Updates Sundays
Last updated: 29/12/17 (DD/MM/YY)
PLEASE SEE THIS POST FOR CURRENT INFORMATION ON THIS STORY

Warnings at top of each chapter | Questions, art, suggestions, etc. encouraged


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WORD COUNT
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REVIEW THE STORY
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Clan Querevage [LORE]
Think not of the Gods [STORY]
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If they're featured at the top of the post, that means they play a big role![/center] [rule] [center][font=reeee][size=5]T[/font][/size]HE [font=reeee][size=5]M[/font][/size]ONARCHS[/center] [rule] [columns][center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=dragon&id=269830&did=28239823][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/282399/28239823.png[/img][/url] Salem [b]Matriarch[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=dragon&id=269830&did=27476381][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/274764/27476381.png[/img][/url] Barachiel [b]Patriarch[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&id=269830&tab=dragon&did=38066182][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/380662/38066182.png[/img][/url] Solstice [b]Heir Apparent[/b][/center][/columns] [rule] [center][font=reeee][size=5]T[/font][/size]HE [font=reeee][size=5]H[/font][/size]IGH [font=reeee][size=5]C[/font][/size]OURT[/center] [rule] [columns][color=transparent]- - 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THE MONARCHS

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Salem
Matriarch
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Barachiel
Patriarch
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Solstice
Heir Apparent


THE HIGH COURT

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Lantern
Archivist
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Myth
Heirophant
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Jeremiah
Chancellor
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Undertow
Spymaster
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Ethereal
Royal Guard
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Gemini
General


THE COLISEUM TEAM

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Beachcomber
Battle Mage
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Transmutation
Fighter
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Star Map
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REGLAR DENZIENS

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Emer
Exorcist
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Hex
Quereven Spy
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Ahava
Medic
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Satyr
Musician
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Dusted
Messenger
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Volcana
Trainer
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Beetle
Coli Trainee
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Forgery
Blacksmith
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Pepper
Potionmaster
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Hoard
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VISITORS

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Codex
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CrimeScene
Traveling Merchant


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Spork
Juvenile Delinquent


KNOWN CRIMINALS & SORCERERS

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Devi
Club Fighter
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Alphonse
Owner of Magic Shop "Trinkets"


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Oculus
Leader of Known Cult
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Clan Querevage [LORE]
Think not of the Gods [STORY]
Of Bone & Myth [INTERACTIVE]
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These trips to the hospital were unavoidable. Devi’s profession would simply not allow it. Thankfully, the affair was a usual one, same wounds and injuries as the night before, and the night before that, and all the nights that would follow this one. Ahava’s clinic was untidy the way a vulture was; untamed and unnatural, yet not unkempt. Sitting on the edge of the city centre, it was the only thing someone like Devi could truly call a hospital for four square miles. Inside, clay pots covered every space not occupied by a box, or a bottle, or a book. Inscriptions ran along their sides, dates and ingredients - and occasionally names. Forgotten bundles of herbs dangled from the ceiling in bunches. The medic would claim they were drying. But now, the normally buzzing waiting room gaped with the emptiness brought on by the late hour. Moonlight filtered through decrepit shutters and cracked glass. The night sat strange in Devi - something was different. Perhaps it was in the people. A full moon always brought out the worst of these dragons. Twilight was soft as it settled into the Capital. A god all its own in the way it claimed the city. Its winds were smooth against the cutting edge of the fiend's form. Was... Maybe that was it. Here, tenderness was a rare commodity that unsettled the bones. Floorboards creaked as the Guardian paced. Waiting for the Skydancer to appear was never an easy task, and a sinking silence choked out the room. Regardless, the patient knew she was there; Ahava was never far from death, and Devi - bleeding, gasping, and limping - stunk of it. So when the good doctor emerged from the side room and fixed her with the exasperated gaze so typical of all this, the only thing she’d ever quip was, “You shoulda seen the other guy.” It was a routine. Ahava, the blessed thing, had long since learned to stop criticising the gashes that painted themselves along her side each night. Her only job was to treat them, after all. The following dance was a familiar one. Ahava would lunge for the salves running along a shelf in a neat little row. It would be up to Devi to duck behind the swoop of the medic’s wings as they skimmed over her head. Devi was then expected to lumber to the door, watching the swish of her tail, and it’s proximity to her companion’s head. Ahava was a delicate thing compared to the battle-hardened beast, and neither could afford for her to be out with a concussion. Devi ducked down to fit through the doorway, the beads hanging there clinking like chimes as she rattled through them. If she took a few with her where they caught against her horns, they wouldn't mention it till morning. Her companion remained outside, materials shifting as she pawed her way through the mess, seeking out the package made for this occasion. But a blood-coated cough shook Devi something terrible, and anyone could tell that the wet noise it made was not a good sign. Swaying on her feet now, Devi was barely able to look up when the Skydancer spoke, “I’ll be with you in a minute, lie down and [i]stay there[/i].” Comforting words, despite the harsh tone. Ahava was new to the whole friend thing. Shortly after, the medic carried the familiar stack of ointments into the room. Devi quit her pained, and perhaps overly dramatic, grunting, and a comfortable silence fell. Their work began. The cot was small, her work was slow, and the time was late, but with twilight came the anonymity Ahava’s patient so desperately sought. So stitches went in and a rhythm was created, in time to the quiet tune Devi hummed. Despite her ragged breathing, the melody was no less soothing. An ancient song taught to her decades ago; another private memory. Light began to settle into the room. In the morning would come the crowds, and the Guardian's spines itched at the thought of it. (At least the anxious thoughts were a distraction from the push and pull of the needle and the rattle in her ribs.) The sultry masses would give her no privacy - each desperate for an easy target. The fighter’s fall from grace had been a public spectacle that none were keen to let her forget. As the sky faded like an old dye, Devi left with the moon, skulking off to the withering shack she still refused to call home. A painful endeavour with the state she was in - Ahava could only do so much for her aching bones without magic - but the medic knew there was nothing more to be done. Her companion would tear the stars from the skies before she gave up this fix. An addict she was, but the call of her charge was too great to be denied. In theory, Ahava could detach herself from the situation entirely, reign in her emotions and just mend the wounds she was presented with - if she chose to mend them at all. She was a doctor. A Quereven one. Professionalism was the first rule of the trade; too many died to get attached. However, that didn't stop something like pity from stooping in the doctor's heart whenever she watched the dragon leave. Sympathy and grief - the perils of befriending a thing like Devi. They would croon against her heart in a twisted symphony; [i]She’ll die, you’ll see, they always do[/i], ever calling her to do more. The feeling raged and raged against her - but the Skydancer knew better than to follow those impulses. She'd left with scars last time. But what of it. In this place, not even the newborn hatchlings were without scars. Such was the way of Querevage. [rule] [center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/link?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fforms%2Fbd9Dhg7WV6oboaBE3][b]What did you think?[/b][/url] [font=rreerr][s]Previous[/s] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2300715#post_2300715]Index[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2300715/2#post_30152326]Next[/url][/center]
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One: The Vultures
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It was two past midnight (and no later) when the devil walked in.

These trips to the hospital were unavoidable. Devi’s profession would simply not allow it. Thankfully, the affair was a usual one, same wounds and injuries as the night before, and the night before that, and all the nights that would follow this one.

Ahava’s clinic was untidy the way a vulture was; untamed and unnatural, yet not unkempt. Sitting on the edge of the city centre, it was the only thing someone like Devi could truly call a hospital for four square miles. Inside, clay pots covered every space not occupied by a box, or a bottle, or a book. Inscriptions ran along their sides, dates and ingredients - and occasionally names. Forgotten bundles of herbs dangled from the ceiling in bunches. The medic would claim they were drying. But now, the normally buzzing waiting room gaped with the emptiness brought on by the late hour. Moonlight filtered through decrepit shutters and cracked glass.

The night sat strange in Devi - something was different. Perhaps it was in the people. A full moon always brought out the worst of these dragons. Twilight was soft as it settled into the Capital. A god all its own in the way it claimed the city. Its winds were smooth against the cutting edge of the fiend's form. Was... Maybe that was it. Here, tenderness was a rare commodity that unsettled the bones.

Floorboards creaked as the Guardian paced. Waiting for the Skydancer to appear was never an easy task, and a sinking silence choked out the room. Regardless, the patient knew she was there; Ahava was never far from death, and Devi - bleeding, gasping, and limping - stunk of it.

So when the good doctor emerged from the side room and fixed her with the exasperated gaze so typical of all this, the only thing she’d ever quip was, “You shoulda seen the other guy.” It was a routine.

Ahava, the blessed thing, had long since learned to stop criticising the gashes that painted themselves along her side each night. Her only job was to treat them, after all.

The following dance was a familiar one. Ahava would lunge for the salves running along a shelf in a neat little row. It would be up to Devi to duck behind the swoop of the medic’s wings as they skimmed over her head. Devi was then expected to lumber to the door, watching the swish of her tail, and it’s proximity to her companion’s head. Ahava was a delicate thing compared to the battle-hardened beast, and neither could afford for her to be out with a concussion.

Devi ducked down to fit through the doorway, the beads hanging there clinking like chimes as she rattled through them. If she took a few with her where they caught against her horns, they wouldn't mention it till morning. Her companion remained outside, materials shifting as she pawed her way through the mess, seeking out the package made for this occasion.

But a blood-coated cough shook Devi something terrible, and anyone could tell that the wet noise it made was not a good sign. Swaying on her feet now, Devi was barely able to look up when the Skydancer spoke, “I’ll be with you in a minute, lie down and stay there.” Comforting words, despite the harsh tone. Ahava was new to the whole friend thing.

Shortly after, the medic carried the familiar stack of ointments into the room. Devi quit her pained, and perhaps overly dramatic, grunting, and a comfortable silence fell. Their work began.

The cot was small, her work was slow, and the time was late, but with twilight came the anonymity Ahava’s patient so desperately sought. So stitches went in and a rhythm was created, in time to the quiet tune Devi hummed. Despite her ragged breathing, the melody was no less soothing. An ancient song taught to her decades ago; another private memory.

Light began to settle into the room. In the morning would come the crowds, and the Guardian's spines itched at the thought of it. (At least the anxious thoughts were a distraction from the push and pull of the needle and the rattle in her ribs.) The sultry masses would give her no privacy - each desperate for an easy target. The fighter’s fall from grace had been a public spectacle that none were keen to let her forget.

As the sky faded like an old dye, Devi left with the moon, skulking off to the withering shack she still refused to call home. A painful endeavour with the state she was in - Ahava could only do so much for her aching bones without magic - but the medic knew there was nothing more to be done. Her companion would tear the stars from the skies before she gave up this fix. An addict she was, but the call of her charge was too great to be denied.

In theory, Ahava could detach herself from the situation entirely, reign in her emotions and just mend the wounds she was presented with - if she chose to mend them at all. She was a doctor. A Quereven one. Professionalism was the first rule of the trade; too many died to get attached. However, that didn't stop something like pity from stooping in the doctor's heart whenever she watched the dragon leave. Sympathy and grief - the perils of befriending a thing like Devi. They would croon against her heart in a twisted symphony; She’ll die, you’ll see, they always do, ever calling her to do more. The feeling raged and raged against her - but the Skydancer knew better than to follow those impulses. She'd left with scars last time. But what of it. In this place, not even the newborn hatchlings were without scars. Such was the way of Querevage.




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Can't wait for more! Can I be added to the pinglist =)
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Can't wait for more! Can I be added to the pinglist =)
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I'll add you now :)
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I'll add you now :)
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@WithoutBounds This is beautifully laid out!! I wish I had that kind of skill ^^ I'm looking forward to seeing more, can I be added to the pinglist please?
@WithoutBounds This is beautifully laid out!! I wish I had that kind of skill ^^ I'm looking forward to seeing more, can I be added to the pinglist please?
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@withoutbounds May I be added too? Loving the story so far!
@withoutbounds May I be added too? Loving the story so far!
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Ayy I follow you on tumblr! Loving the lore so far and I'd love to be on the pinglist if that's alright :3c
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Ayy I follow you on tumblr! Loving the lore so far and I'd love to be on the pinglist if that's alright :3c
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