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Yet another gate was being opened last night. I spotted the one opening the gate and went to intercept him. Though I did not get a good look at his/her face, they were more skilled than I and had stolen Malakesh’s ring of keys for the gates. How they managed to do that is a feat in itself and speaks a lot for their power. I at least managed to swipe the keys from the person, but they got away… I should have chased after them, but I was more concerned with closing the gate. In the attempt to do so, I was injured. My entire right arm has turned a solid, crispy black from the energy-rebound and I was unable to chase after them.

In my moment of weakness, Dark One (or at least, it looked, sounded, and acted like Dark One so that has yet to be determined if it really was or if he managed to somehow split himself or if it was a false entity doing a damn good job of imitating him) appeared and claimed he would bind me to him and force me to return to Patrick…or he would obliterate me. Malakesh showed up out of nowhere to defend me and Dark One repeated his intentions. They were about to fight when Balthazaar also showed up (out of nowhere!) and carried me back to my body. Gabe was going through a bunch of potions and crap when she saw my arm, even went through her crystals. Outside, Kesh and Dark One began to fight. And I don’t mean punching, I mean using spells of hell like I’ve never seen.

Me being foolish as I always am, I could not let Kesh get hurt and I left again. This time, I used my Doralen Card, The Ward, to protect the vicinity and contain the battle. It didn’t work too well because it began to faulter as soon as it disappeared from trying to contain such massive amounts of power. I entered and put up a barrier that made them stop for at least a few seconds. Kesh protected me, Dark One hit him in the back, and knocked him away from me. I was going to defend Kesh and went into Hellguard mode, but Dark One used spells against me I hadn’t been prepared for… and then he started talking about how he would slowly rip apart my world and that I couldn’t protect all of them. He went so far as to speak about Ryan and how Alix would take over him and kill Malakesh and were I to defend Kesh, I would obliterate Ryan in the process. The whole time he was talking, he was firing energy at me, using spells that put me in a lot of pain.. I wasn’t powerful enough to defend myself, even in Hellguard form. Trust me, he commented on that, too.. how pathetic it was that I couldn’t remember anything or that I couldn’t even remember my own abilities..

He was about to seriously injure me and I think bind me to him when Kesh hit him and knocked him back. Kesh looked over at me and handed me his ring of keys saying that the gates are my responsibility now. He opened a portal to some dimension and took Dark One in there with him. The portal closed and I was just… I didn’t know what to do or how to feel. I’m still in shock at last night’s events. Malakesh can’t get out of that dimension unless I open the gate back and I started to try to do it right then, but Balthazaar arrived at that moment and told me I’d had enough injury for one night (referring to my earlier attempt and my arm). We just sat there and stared at where the gate had been…

Balthazaar says that even if I wanted to open the gate right now, it probably wouldn’t be a good idea… Malakesh took Dark One to that dimension to fight him, to protect all of us. Not just me, but he knew that dark One meant everything he said about killing everyone around me. He could obliterate us all. From what Balthazaar told me, it will be years before we see Kesh again…and that’s IF Dark One doesn’t obliterate him. I hate to say this, but from last night’s battle, I honestly believe that Dark One is equivalent in power to Malakesh.

Balthazaar finally took me back to my body and as I was going to sleep, he used a demonic spell to lessen the damage. I can use my arm physically, but the Water gauntlet had to be removed and I can’t use it non-physically for spells or battle. Not until he figures out how to fully fix it. It’s like I said before, though, I don’t know if that actually was Dark One, but there is no way that any entity with demonic energy like that could match Kesh in power while keeping up the appearance of Dark One, especially not with the hits he was taking. Even if Dark One found a way to split himself in two, he still wouldn’t have enough power to match Malakesh the way he did last night… but either way, Kesh is gone.. and I keep thinking that if I had been able to remember, if I had been able to figure out all of my abilities and been stronger, I could have protected him.

And we’re left with not only the problem of Alix, but also this new threat of this little snipe who keeps opening gates. I have the key ring still, but there are other ways to open the gates. I just… I don’t know what to think right now because I’m in so much shock. Malakesh is gone and I’m…I’m expected to keep up with all gates 24/7.. I can’t sense all over the world. I can’t tell if some prep-school teenage British boys or Saudi Arabian old men are opening a gate because they don’t know what they’re doing or they’re opening it just for fun. I can’t do this! I don’t know how he expects me to be able to do his job when he’s so powerful and free and all over the place and I’m just…I couldn’t even protect him in my ultimate form of Hellguard…

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Alejandro paid us a visit the other night (July 15th). We were playing around outside, Ox and I, when I suddenly began to see something. A literal something. It was like seeing smoke or transparent liquid moving around – I think my “sight” of the supernatural is getting better. I couldn’t identify who it was at the time, but there were two. They seemed friendly enough, but I had my guard up. Unfortunately, my guard was misplaced. Ox started saying “Egrai, egrai” which meant “run” or “go away” in Elvish. He was acting funny and every couple of seconds, he’d grip me roughly. I was worried that something was happening–that the two I saw were doing something to him, but I started to go back in the house like he told me to. I stopped and came back and when I did, I faced my worst fear.

Alejandro Corvinus had managed to not only take over Ox’s body, but also to keep Kesh, Don, and Valik all from pushing him out. He came closer and I was cautious of the other two, still unable to tell which side they were on, and when it was revealed that he was Alejandro, I freaked. He reached for me running his hands down my arm, on my shoulder, through a string of my hair. Do you know how freaky it is to have some 1,000 year old immortal that looks like an ugly, scarred version of Sean Connery doing that to you? EW! I freaked out. He sat calmly in his chair and I finally asked him what he wanted. He wanted information on the Demonics I knew. It seems he’s aware that I have Balthazaar, he knows Ox has Kesh, and he knows I recently started speaking to Devastation–another of the Original 9 who was at Ox’s mom’s house as a sort of guardian for Pop this whole time. He’s very easy to talk to and looks almost just like Kesh but with black hair.

What Alejandro wanted to know was about the Amulet of the Fallen Sun. I told him I had it and he had possessed the wrong body. I don’t know if he believed me, but he changed the subject and said he’d rather know about Zenthroth and Lin, two of the Original 9 Demonics who had chased Balthazaar to us that night: the night that I had him sealed away within me. I considered every possibility. I couldn’t fight Alejandro; I couldn’t hurt him because he was in Ox’s body and I couldn’t destroy him anyway. He’s immortal and I’m…untrained and was unprepared. I got lucky in my dream when I burned him. He seemed to think of that as a battle. I promise: it won’t be the last. Fighting him at that point wasn’t an option, I didn’t know any spells that Kesh wouldn’t already know, and I couldn’t negate him out of Ox as I had done to Gab’s ex-husband warlock who had taken him over. We’d had a plan then. This time, there wasn’t a plan. I also considered what he would do if I didn’t give up the information. It was like I had to choose between saving humanity or saving Ox. Even if I had told him about Zen and Lin, he might have hurt Ox anyway.

The longer I went through my options, the more impatient he grew. Finally, he stuck what is called a Shadow Spike into him. The heart of his soul. The longer I took to answer, the bigger the hole got. I finally lied, asking him why he thought I had seen Zen or Lin.

“Because they were chasing him,” he told me.

I simply told him they must have lost him because when he got here, he was alone. I kept my cool in lying. People say I’m a bad liar, but only when it’s about something small like a joke of taking someone’s pencil. When it really matters, when it truly depends on it, I can lie. Anyone will believe me. He did. He left, not bothering to mend the hole. I healed him and…before I knew what was happening, I went into rage mode. I blacked out. I don’t remember what happened exactly, but Gab says that Balthazaar and I were trying to destroy each other because we blamed one another for what happened. I don’t remember until Maladon and I had a talk and he said that Alejandro had been planning on hurting Ox anyways; I had done the right thing by lying.

First off, I would like to say that Harbingers aren’t just persistent – they’re stubborn! I’ll brief you readers with a quick summary of events according to the dates.

July 11th. I walk outside for a bit of fresh air. Harbingers arrive under the thick shadows of the Mamossa tree in our front yard: Greed and Famine. They start telling me they want to talk to Maladon, the Harbinger of Pain. I insist that he’s not at our house and they bring his brother, Destromada (Destruction), into the scene. I go to get Maladon, he says to go away and wants no part in their plan, they insist, he brings out Malakesh – the Original 9 Demonic of War. He goes full form and demands that they leave. Oh, did I mention that they had the Dos Domientes (Being of Light) of Peace with them?

Anna-what’s-her-face shows up not ten minutes later. Y’know, Valik’s opposite? The master puppeteer in all of this? She demands he go full form to see her. I freaked out…a lot. I don’t usually “see” Valik in full form and the wings (non-physical; you don’t see with your eyes as much as you do with your “third eye” or, in normal terms, “imagination”) caught me off guard. The sky breathing thing that freaked us out? Yeah, that was the Creator. He was monitoring the conversation between Anna and Valik to make sure there wouldn’t be a fight. Valik told her to leave and it was only when Sethean (Ox’s lycan “brother”; non-physical) arrived that she left.

Fifteen minutes after that, Ox was severely weakened physically because of the enormous amount of energy that was used for Kesh and Valik to go full-form. A wandering (non-physical) lycan clan called the Kishimir clan arrive…with a warlock. This warlock was the brother of my Given, Gab’s, now deceased husband. He was commanding the lycan clan to invade upon Sethean’s territory. A messenger of Sethean’s was killed and Ox demanded in fair payment that the Kishimir clan could leave if they handed over the warlock. He tried to teleport, I negated the ability and blocked him, and they gave him up quickly. I fought him, won a couple of scars in the battle, and ultimately…well, he’s fully destroyed. Death by Elvish-spell vortex + combustion. He won’t come back from that. I got a non-physical scaaarrr. Yay! ❤

Maladon got drunk from seeing his brother and both Morgaea and I lectured him for it because we admire him (she loves him, duh) and we don’t like to see him like that. There was a sudden pain in Ox’s body shortly after he switched back he asked Balthazaar to identify a “seal” on his hand that burned. It was a timer sent by Anna-what’s-her-face herself that would swallow his life at the allotted time unless we handed over Maladon. Thankfully, Balthazaar removed it completely.

Oh, yeah. I thought it was over with.  Then we went to bed. In a half-asleep state, Destromada disobeyed Kesh’s orders and slipped into my mind. I guess you could call it possession, but not really. Within my mind, he tried to throw me around and hurt me to get me to call out for Maladon. I refused. He seemed to think that I was the one Maladon was in love with so he thought he could get me to scream out for him, lure him out if you will. I didn’t. I refused. Balthazaar almost went haywire and Gab and I both tried to scare him away with light–he hates light. It failed. He would simply back away and fight through the light to get to me. Finally, after my “last chance” of calling for Maladon that I deliberately outright refused him, he stabbed me with one of his claws in my chest. A poisonous large hole in my chest that only Maladon could cure.  He also marked my hand with the same seal as Anna’s to ensure that my life was forfeit if Maladon wasn’t surrendered. Balthazaar banished him from my mind and body and I woke up calling for Kesh or Valik. Kesh answered, drew out the poison (by no means was it pleasant or easy), and removed the marker.

The next morning, July 12th, Valik tended to me. He sealed up the wound with a (again, non-physical) piece of Ox’s “skin” to cover my hole and heal it. We were planning on going to Nene’s, Ox’s mom’s house, that day. It was a Monday to watch wrestling. The fact that the house managed to get its electricity cut off that same day was rather ironically coincidental, I think. As I was getting dressed, one of my Guardians, the lycan Vallen, stated that he would be going with me. I argued and he flat out said, “You got a hole in your chest trying to be brave. I’m not letting it happen again.” I allowed him to come along and as we started to load up the car, another Guardian, the warrior Jack, arrived and stated he also was going with me. We managed to piss each other off because I thought it was ridiculous that they were “paranoid” that I needed so much protection and he thought I was being foolish by thinking I could handle things on my own.

Ox sent the Guardians ahead to Nene’s house while we made a quick trip into town. While waiting for him to buy drinks in a convenient store, we sat in the car and sensed Destromada only 100 ft away searching. Not for us, for someone else. Likely other Harbingers or more Dos Domientes (Being of Light). I hid our energy signature. I suppose he thought Maladon was in the bag because he was cocky enough to believe the marker was still on me and that I was dying. Fail. We went straight to Nene’s house after that and several minutes afterward, I went outside to talk to Jack. We managed to piss each other off even more. He walked off and I went after him, sensing that something was wrong. Vallen came with me and behind Pop’s shop, Jack was severely injured–almost dead–from Destromada. I was infuriated, but Ox got me back in the house and Vallen got Jack back to our house to heal him.

That night, we went home to see if our kids could withstand sleeping without A/C. It was too hot in the house so we had no choice. We had to return to Nene’s house for the night. Destromada, as we were leaving, appeared under the Mamossa tree again. He didn’t have Greed, Famine, or Peace with him. He again demanded Maladon and this time, I had Balthazaar create a clone to “escort” Destromada to the corner where Ox and I used to walk every night around Nene’s house. We went over there and after the kids went to sleep met Destromada. This time, Valik talked to him. It wasn’t pleasant.

Greed tried to attack Valik from behind, but I created a barrier and stood back to back with the angelic to protect him. I fought Greed–holding back, of course, because the destruction of a single Harbinger, Demonic, Dos Domientes, or Angelic could upset The Balance–and we chased them off. We told Peace to get away from them: it wasn’t a good idea. On our way back, Alejandro Corvinus made an appearance. Valik had me charge up some arrows with light energy and fired them, also scaring him off.

Later that night, around 3 AM or so, Ox and I got into an argument. I turned over and enraged by what was said, I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. Accidentally, I astral projected to a place I didn’t recognize. There was land burning for miles, fresh embers all over the place and small fires still going, as if war had just come through where I was. There, I met Anna-what’s-her-face. Her and I had a talk. I tried to reason with her on why she had to destroy the world and she tried to reason with me as to why not. I can’t remember what was said, but she made me lose myself for a moment and I attacked her, rolled with her, and pinned the ultimate demonic down by her neck. She laughed and told me to kill her. I refused and she took advantage, pinning me this time. Again, she said something I can’t remember, and I “woke up” after Valik tried shaking me to get me to listen to him. I was crying. He and I had a discussion about the cruelty of humans, the justice to stop it, and everything until 5 or 6 AM. I finally fell asleep.

Last night should have been normal: the evil entity won’t be returning any time soon, Daddy Von Hessial’s nosy spies were executed for, y’know, being nosy, and any other enemies that we have like Aro or Throvan have all been out of the picture for a good month now. If there are any new enemies, they have yet to reveal themselves.

Too bad Destromada is still on the hunt. I’m not sure what he’s playing at, but after last night, the pieces of our puzzle that we’ve been trying to fit together have sudden warped themselves to very complex jigsaw shapes and no longer fit together. First off, I should start by saying that the past few nights, I’ve been having mental connections with the Harbinger of Destruction.

A few nights ago (maybe Friday?), was the night that the entity’s message first popped up on the trunk of our car. I was minding my own business talking about who could have left the message when Balthazaar chimed in something about Destromada. It wasn’t long after that that Ox explained Destromada could be behind the message that was sent and shortly after I was made aware of the fact that Destromada was looking for Maladon, I was outside in the moonlight when I got a strong connection with the Harbinger of Destruction. A strong mental connection. How and why, I didn’t know at the time: all I knew was that I had to hide Lestraido’s energy signature by putting seals and barriers up in my mind. If he finds her and Maladon together, game over. He’ll be pretty pissed off about that (they were once lovers).

Much later that night, Morgaea astral projected into town (he was 10 miles south of us) towards him and tried to detect an extra energy signature because we’re thinking someone is using him as a lil puppet. She tried to help. FAIL, Morgaea! Epic fail! That was when she nearly got herself killed and Gab had to extract poisons from her body. Ick.

Saturday afternoon after the story of Francis Pierre was told to me (and Balthazaar freaked out on me trying to get drunk to get the images out of his head and by freaking out he was making ME anxious and twitchy), I had a cup of tea, calmed Balthazaar down, and started to come up with a plan to find pieces of the puzzle and put them together. We, at that point, weren’t sure if the entity called Vaneeshstal (the possessing entity of Francis Pierre) was working together with Destromada or not and I wanted to know. Everything was need-to-know. Yuuko, my bargainer, I sent on a mission to France to hunt down all of the items that Vaneeshstal had possessed – all of his “horcruxes” if you will – to save itself from total destruction. Morgaea, after her little stunt with Destromada, would be sitting her ass down. She wasn’t happy. Gab refuses to leave my body because as my primary Given, I would be “defenseless” without her. Balthazaar was to research his library for extra information concerning the entity. But I needed someone to go find Destromada and get a sample of his energy: mingled with his energy signature would be others such as the person who’s controlling him or Vaneeshstal’s if they’re working together. We needed someone talented who could fight should conflict arise yet subtle enough to get close. Who else should I choose but two of my loyal friends that live in our game room closet? Twitch and Twatch.

The story behind these two can be saved for later, but let me give you an image. Think of the troll from Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone: big, ugly, and slouches with big hands and giant feet. Imagine a pair of twins like that except no gut hanging over the pants, lankier, yet still slouching. Twitch is green. Transformers 2: Rise of the Fallen’s Mudflap would be Twatch: red in color with big ears. Skids, the green twin, would be Twitch also with giant ears. We call them Twitch and Twatch for a reason: they twitch and, well, “twatch” a slightly different way of twitching. Don’t ask. They’re funny, they come in a pair, and they have very low energy levels that are almost undetectable by powerful beings. It’s easy to sense something big, but anyone has to concentrate harder on their senses to be able to sense something smaller like rats or Twitch or Twatch. See the brilliance in my plan? =D

I had them to search town for Destromada to get a sample. If they went in a pair, that meant that if he destroyed one, the other could race back here and give us the information we needed. I told them that if I received a connection from him, I’d point them in that direction. As a matter of fact, later that day, I did get a connection and I informed them straight away. Oh, they arrived, but by the time they did, he and I were about to get into it. You know those two-way mirrors in cop movies? One side has a mirror, the other side is a window so they can’t see you but you can see them? I tried putting that up as a defense mechanism in the connection; he busted right through it and tried to attack me. I defended, of course, and realized Twitch & Twatch were there so I kept him busy for them to get a sample. Never turn your back on a Harbinger, readers, or a Demon. I didn’t because I know better and I was reading his movements. I told him flat out “I’m no match for you so I’m afraid I’m going to have to cut this a bit short” and cut the connection. I don’t think he was happy, but he can go suck an egg for all I care.

Now, after all that crap I went through with the Harbinger of Destruction, you’d think that Twitch and Twatch would get a sample. No, they didn’t. They honestly didn’t have to. Harbingers are extremely dangerous just like demons and other non-physical entities; they all have tricks to defend themselves or to harm their opponent. If you can take an energy blast to the gut and live through it, fantastic! Check for poison. In my case, the connection was there long enough with Destromada that he was able to send destructive energies into my mind to try and kill me. My body was unconscious, but Gab took over, got Valik, and he rose me while Balthazaar did a spell to suck all of the destructive energies into a bottle that we later gave to Malakesh to analyze. I came out of my unconscious state, Gab healed whatever mental wounds I might have got, and Kesh got his sample to analyze.

Last night wasn’t too much different. Destromada once again tried to establish a connection and I try to make a point of not making the same mistake twice. I severed the connection about three times, each time he would create a new connection, until I had Balthazaar put up a barrier that blocked out Destromada completely. I won’t be able to know where he’s at, but at least he can’t send something into me without me knowing it, rriiigghht? No sooner Balthazaar finished that spell than some little non-physical worm-like thing popped out of my left hand. I crushed it, put a seal over my hand, and when it started hurting, I but a Burnestil Seal on my arm. This essentially looks like a strange glyph that would “burn” or carterize a person’s skin. Non-physical burning and it doesn’t damage or hurt you, but it’s essentially the same gist as branding something onto your skin; it seals something up the way a hot surface would seal up an open wound. He had me run cool water over it just to make the seal permanent.

I was in the bathroom when all of a sudden, I got the strange urge to write on the mirror. I tried writing in water, but that doesn’t work so I grabbed lipstick and wrote with it. This is called “auto-writing” when a person starts writing without any knowledge of why or what they are writing as if they’re driven by some unknown force to get words or, in this case, symbols out. I’ll draw a picture later of what I wrote. Kesh translated it for me because it was in Draconic and Demonic.

“Forever in Destruction.”

According to Kesh, it’s a verbal tic or habit of Destromada’s. He says that whenever he’s doing something or about to do something he feels is important or exciting — in this case, establish a connection and I guess kill me. I told Kesh about the worm and he said that the worm can’t feed off of dark energy–which is why it didn’t latch on to Ox yet it did latch on to me. It used Ox as a carrier. He’s using worms to spy on people by making connections (whether they’re aware of it or not)  and seeing what they’re up to.

Kesh’s analysis on Destromada’s energy isn’t complete yet, but subtracting the obvious energy signatures (mine, Twitch & Twatch’s, etc.), there was his host’s and two unknown yet “weak” energy signatures. We suspect one of these two are another piece to the puzzle as to who and (hopefully) why someone is controlling Destromada. There was no sign of Vaneeshstal’s which means he wasn’t working with the entity…yet. That’s good news for now.

I just hope something big doesn’t go down tonight. I’m still waiting to hear from Vannon/Nathan. I hope he comes because I miss my friend, but more than that, we need his help. If this is really that big that someone is trying to gather all of the Original 9 Demons and Harbingers that ISN’T Vannon’s dad, Daddy Von Hessial, we’re going to need some help and we don’t have that many powerful allies other than Nathan. Too bad his pride has practically taken over logic. We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess…