Black Hearts, Bloody Roses
Enter a strange Earth, where creatures of mythology and folklore blend in with the populace, all trying to live in harmony, despite the conflicts between them. Chose from a race that has only been seen in legend, and prepare for anything, in this cold, cruel world, where love and happiness bloom in unlikely places. Live, with Black Hearts and Bloody Roses...
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JobenX

There is, for once, in the bleak history of these chronicles, a feel of vibrancy in the air. The sea breeze coats the faces of many explorers and adventurers seeking fame and fortune upon the shores of lands unknown. This is indeed a time of unification, as the Renaisance begins to draw to a close and the world becomes a much larger place, filled with unknown peoples and mysterious cultures from beyond the waters of home. The tropical shores of Africa and South America, and the warm embrace of the West Indies and Central America, now is the time for the treasures of wealth and knowledge that they have withheld from civilization to be exposed, as the torch of society is passed from the hands of explorers to the hands of the new world. The year is 1519, but despite the colour of happiness that fills the minds of some back in civilization, the year is a tragedy in writing, as the Spainard Cortez begins his ruthless conquest over Mexico, and the grave welcomes the truly masterful Leonardo Da Vinci to his grave... So the history books say. But what secrets have been forgotten? What has the world missed that only eyes of the time would ever be able to see? The Age of Discovery, The Protestant Reformation, The closing days of the Renaisance as we knew it... what were the missing pieces of the jigsaw that history we knew had at it's fingertips? It's time to discover what was lost, in the journies through the Promised Lands...

Chose Your Species. Chose Your Beliefs. Chose Your Path. Watch Your Back. Enter the Promised Lands, and Live... with Black Hearts and Bloody Roses

3/7/2012 . Edited 10/12/2013 #1
JobenX

As usual, his lordship, the Prince Regent Reaven Irving Heartfire II... was sitting asleep in his throne, head cocked to the side slightly, and a little drool oozing from the edge of his mouth, low snores echoing from past his lips.

4/9/2012 #2
Secret Vesper

The elder, and only sister, Princess Rayna Irving stepped into the throne room. She spotted her younger brother immediately and smirked.

A young girl, dressed as a boy followed her and smiled slightly seeing the prince. "Shall I wake him, mi'lady?"

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In the early morning light that was just streaming across the African plains, a few things could be seen. Far off in the distance was a village, with mud huts. People were already up and about, cattle lowing and calls being heard.

A ways off, up in a tree, sat a cat, not too big, not too small, but taking advantage of one of the few trees.

4/9/2012 . Edited 4/9/2012 #3
JobenX

Reaven remained asleep, oblivious to the world and people before him.

_

A single gypsy caravan, pulled by a strong, brown and white-specked horse, rocked gently across the African plains. Sitting at the head of the wagon, was a beared man, in a periwinkle-coloured jacket, steering the horse. On top of the caravan, a short-haired woman sat cross-legged, looking around, occassionally noting something down on a piece of paper.

4/9/2012 #4
Secret Vesper

Rayna chuckled softly, "Perhaps we should." she said, "I hate to wake him, but the maids want to come in and clean." she said, walking over to her brother and gently shaking his shoulder.

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The black and grey stripped feline looked up, hearing the horse and caravan coming. It's tail was flicking back and forth as it watched the strange contraption cross the plains.

4/9/2012 #5
JobenX

Reaven moaned, trying to reposition himself so he was more comfortable. "ten more minutes..." he mumbled.

_

The woman patted on the top of the caravan, and it slowed to a stop, and the man stood up, looking at the girl, who pointed in the direction of the village that she could just make out.

4/10/2012 #6
The Jasper Raven

In the underbrush further up the hill where the caravan had come to a halt, two quiet-stepping females peered, mischief and mayhem quite clear in their posture.

"If you scare the horse, I'll let you keep him," the darker-haired woman said to her silver-haired companion in a whisper.

"Don't let me get run over and I might consider it," the second woman replied.

4/10/2012 #7
Secret Vesper

Rayna smirked slightly, "You need to be up."

-----

The feline quietly watched the two in the caravan, not far from them at all.

4/10/2012 #8
JobenX

"No I don't..." Reaven mumbled. "...I'm the regent"

_

The two at the caravan began to talk, in mixtures of French and Azeri, before the man retook the reigns, piloting the caravan to the shade of a nearby tree.

4/11/2012 #9
Secret Vesper

Rayna chuckled slightly, "But you're denying us all your wonderful company." she teased gently.

Zivia giggled softly.

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The feline pulled it's head up, watching the caravan that approached it's spot in the tree.

4/11/2012 #10
JobenX

One eye slowly opened, and cetered on Rayna, before narrowing.

"...you're a terrible liar..."

_

The caravan parked beneath the tree, before the man unhitched the horse, and started riding it towards the village.

4/11/2012 #11
Secret Vesper

Rayna laughed warmly.

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The cat watched the man.

A few figures were in the distance, running out of the village.

4/11/2012 #12
JobenX

Reaven yawned, before stretching his arms and legs out, and rubbing his face. "What time is it?"

_

Seeing the approaching figures, the horseman brought the horse to a stop, and remained just a short distance from the tree the cat was in, waiting.

4/12/2012 #13
The Jasper Raven

When the man that was driving the caravan stopped and took the horse off on his own, the dark-haired thief woman pulled her partner back down from where she was about to make her move.

"Hold on a second," she murmured, her keen ears picking up on some sort of commotion further up the road that caused said man to stop where he was.

4/12/2012 #14
Secret Vesper

"Three in the afternoon."

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There were three, very tall, very thin, men coming out. They were all dressed in red and carrying spears over their shoulders. Two of the men stopped a short distance away as the one in the center stepped forward, walking over the ground with his incredibly long legs, watching the horseman.

4/12/2012 #15
The Jasper Raven

"Is...something bad about to happen?" Cat asked her mentor and idol in a whisper.

Ray didn't answer, her feline gaze keen on the scene up the path.

4/12/2012 #16
JobenX

"Oh Lord, really?" Reaven asked, as he slowly stood up, still stretching and relieving the stiffness in his joints.

_

The horseman dismounted. He gestured to a sword on his hip, but made no motion to draw it, and held out his hands in a peaceful greeting.

"...Parley vous francais?" He asked. "Siz Azərbaycanca danışırsınızmı?... or any English?"

4/12/2012 #17
Secret Vesper

Rayna nodded, "It would be nice for you to join the land of the living."

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The dark skinned man gave him an odd, questioning look, watching him.

4/12/2012 #18
JobenX

"Didn't think so..." The man murmured in Azeri.

He pointed at the man, and then himself, made a gesture for walking, and pointed to the caravan.

_

"I'm getting up, I'm getting up" Reaven murmured in a strained voice as he stretched.

4/13/2012 #19
Secret Vesper

The man looked over at the caravan and back at the pale man. He took a step forward.

------

Rayna chuckled slightly.

Zivia stood behind the princess, giggling.

4/13/2012 #20
JobenX

The bearded man nodded, as he turned his horse around, walking towards the caravan and gesturing for him to follow.

_

Reaven's eyes settled on Zivia, before he raised his eyebrows.

"...I don't think I recognize you"

4/13/2012 #21
Secret Vesper

The man followed the bearded man quietly.

-----

Zivia blinked in surprise.

Rayna smirked, "This is Zivia, my holy fool."

4/13/2012 #22
JobenX

The man lead him to the caravan, before calling out softly, "Cassandra"

Then, the slender, short-haired girl slipped out of the caravan, and stood before them.

4/13/2012 #23
Secret Vesper

The man stopped a bit away, quietly watching them.

4/13/2012 #24
JobenX

"...when did she get here?" Reaven asked.

_

The girl smiled softly, and tapped her forehead, and gestured to her mouth, before pointing at the man.

4/14/2012 #25
Secret Vesper

"This morning, she was found by Herr Furst, the scholar."

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The man gave her an odd look, not understanding what she was trying to tell him.

One of the men behind him called out, pointing to the cat in the tree that was watching the proceedings. He and the third man tensed, readying their spears to go after the black and grey feline. The cat tensed, getting up and hissing at the two men, it's fur at the back of it's neck raising.

The first man raised his hand, stopping the other two from going after the unusual cat. The second man looked between the cat and the first man before speaking up, "Kurary? Mngwa?" The first shook his head again, watching the cat.

4/14/2012 #26
JobenX

Reaven nodded. "A holy fool, huh?... so how's she different from a normal one?"

_

The two gypsies watched the proceedings curiously.

4/14/2012 #27
Secret Vesper

"She can apparently see angels."

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The first man stepped slowly closer to the cat while the two behind him still held their spears ready to attack the feline. "shɔ́mɔ̀!" The first commanded of the cat. It paused for a moment, readjusting itself on the branch before the command came again, "shɔ́mɔ̀!" The cat jumped down from the branch, landing completely silently... lacking even the soft thump that would usually come from anything leaping down that far. The feline started into the tall grass, disappearing completely from view.

The first man turned his attention back to the two gypsies.

4/14/2012 #28
JobenX

"Those still exist?" Reaven asked. "Huh..."

_

The girl furrowed her brow at the cat, before she looked at the man, although the bearded man kept his eyes on where the cat was.

The girl closed her eyes.

"...Hello" Came the voice in the man's head. It wasn't exactly words, more of an image of greeting.

4/14/2012 #29
Secret Vesper

Rayna smirked, "They don't just disappear."

Zivia flushed slightly at his comment.

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The man blinked in surprise, "Murra," he said, if her mind was still connected to his, she would be able to tell it was a greeting.

4/14/2012 #30
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