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I had been so afraid of what would happen the next day. What if Alejandro Corvinus had found out that I had lied? Kesh and the others assured me they would be prepared, that he wouldn’t find out, that we were safe. I let it go, but it was still in the back of my mind. The day went smoothly. The night, not so much.

First, I walked and talked with Duvalean. Ox’s non-physical lycan brother, Sethean, runs a clan of wolves. We have a contract with them that they will provide us with protection when needed and in exchange, they have a base set up on our land. The clan isn’t a clan of lycans, but instead a clan of wolves. I’ll try to explain: in ancient times when William Corvinus was first bitten by a wolf, the werewolves only changed to wolf form and couldn’t change back. The Underworld series’ portrayal of lycanthropy and vampiricism were rather accurate. This clan that Sethean now leads is ancient: they cannot transform into lycans as Sethean, Ox, or modern-day lycans can, but only into wolves–a more animalistic, instinctive lot with less human traits than today’s lycans–and cannot change back. Technically, since it was Balthazaar and Ox who had taken out the leader of the clan, Ox was offered to take over as he was a lycan. Ox refused the offer and suggested Sethean who had very recently joined us as our ally at the time. Since then, Sethean has taken over the clan and run it well. Duvalean is an agile clan member whose life I saved in a fight against the vampires when Aro’s assassins had paid us a visit. He has a partner/mate, a very strong and talented clan member, but he has pledged a sort of devotion to protecting me as I am a “princess”. He is the most loyal to me and happens to be my best friend–other than the obvious Ox, Malakesh, Gab, Morgaea, and Balthazaar. He, and a handful of others, have been trying their hardest these past several months to convince the rest of the clan to trust me. The only reason they don’t is because I’m a vampire..

Anyway, Duvalean and I were walking around the driveway talking and having some fun joking. That’s when the two from last night showed up. I had been informed previously that they’d had nothing to do with Alejandro’s actions and I was able to identify them last night as messengers for the Kishimura clan. They had business to discuss with Ox and myself, not Sethean as I had momentarily assumed. About that time, Ox’s brother-in-law, Balindaga (Bal-in-day-ga) aka Max (short for Maximus), informed me that there was a storm in the distance (I could see lightning and I assumed it was the Shanxx Collective talking) that “wasn’t right”. I escorted the party, Duvalean included, in to the house to talk to Ox.

Max told him the storm “wasn’t right” and Ox had him keep an eye on it. Duvalean even said that he, and the clan, had been sensing something coming and going. The messengers said that Zie (Zee), a lycan assassin for the Volturii (the head lycan council and lycan version of the Vampiric Volturians), would be returning “soon” and needed to be hidden. Why? We don’t know. Ox had Duvalean fetch Sethean who dropped straight through the roof and surprised me when he did. Haha. Oxand Sethean agreed to hide Zie. It turns out, though, that the Kirishimura clan (the wandering clan that had been trying to invade Sethean’s land due to the warlock) was trying to join up with the Lanninthra clan, Zie’s clan. The “L” clan were currently based in the empty house on our land, the rent-house. Their leader is a very mouthy yet powerful female named Calinifra (Cal-in-if-ray). Duvalean and Sethean took care of what they needed to before Duvalean returned to go with me back outside.

Sadie, my dog, along with other dogs around started barking wildly. I sensed something as did Duvalean. I went back to the door and asked Ox what “soon” meant when the messengers said that Zie would be back soon; he said it could be a couple of days. I went back to Duvalean and told him that if Zie wasn’t due back for a couple of days, who could be on their way here? The L clan was getting anxious and it seemed so was Sethean’s clan.

For the past several days, at mom’s included, I kept hearing a word and a phrase. The word was “Moscow” coming from Balthazaar; apparently, someone important–an Angelic or Demonic of the Original 18)–was in Moscow. The phrase was “Montague is coming for you.” I had no idea who Montague was. Not until last night. Max said, “Montaee is coming for you.” (Mon-tay). According to Duvalean, Montaee and Montague are half-brothers. Montague is a vampire; Montaee, on the other hand, is a lycan. A lycan assassin. On our way back in to the house, I asked Duvalean why this Montee was coming here for me. He explained that he was hired by Daddy Von Hessial (Vannon and Val’s dad, the hunter from 800 years ago when Ox was murdered as a child) to assassinate me. I asked him why.

“You’re the one who will be carrying the twins,” he said. “It’ll be in a couple of months.”

I asked him, “How do you know that?”

“The ancient of our clan has been foreseeing it,” he answered.

Another question I asked was how come I haven’t been seeing them in my dreams and he said that the closer the time comes to me getting pregnant, the more dreams about the twins I will have. It turns out, surprisingly enough, that the dream I’d had that previous night was that I, a vampire, was one month pregnant by a lycan, Ox. Though, I was Sonya from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and my father, Victor, had found out. In the dream, he thought I was pregnant by a vampire though and handed me a doll of the suspect. This vampire doll had platinum blond hair pulled back in a short ponytail and was dressed rather well like a lord of some sort, a noble. I don’t know who that vampire is because Brigantriad (Morgaea’s husband who murdered her), although platinum blond, doesn’t have long hair–at least, it’s not long enough to be put up in a ponytail.

Duvalean got me into the house and we explained what was going on, that Montee was coming to assassinate me. Calinifra came in with some attitude, she was pissy about something. Duvalean went to fetch Sethean because she refused to listen to someone who wasn’t the “leader of the clan” and not only got into Sethean’s face, but also Ox’s. They all started to bicker about her “taking orders” and while that was going on, Montee showed up. Fired a spike that barely missed me right into our house and it instead hit the wall. Kesh planned to go out there, but I insisted I come. He would agree on one condition: I had to stay behind Calinifra and Sethean. That was awkward because they’re so much bigger than me. I got to sit on the trunk of our car while I talked to Duvalean and watched Montague get ripped to pieces. Kesh came back with a claw and said that he wouldn’t have killed him if the guy hadn’t been so persistent. Figuring it was personal, I asked Kesh why he wanted to kill me so bad.

“It seems he’s more afraid of who hired him than he is of me, which is strange.”

He gave me the claw and a new blade. The blade that Balthazaar gave me to get rid of Alejandro Corvinus in my dreams (the night Kesh told me how) is a beautiful blade. It’s called the Black Rose Dagger. On the one Kesh gave me, I had to push a button on the edge of the hilt for the blade to pop out. It’s the twin to the Black Rose Dagger, called the Black Thorn Blade. I put Montee’s claw on a necklace around my neck and put the Black Thorn Blade away. Kesh left and we hoped that would be the end of the night’s fiasco. Sad to say, it wasn’t.

When we got back into the house, I looked down at my arm. I think my “sight” is definitely improving because I saw a scar clearly visible on my arm in a place that I’d never injured myself before. It didn’t even look much like a physical scar at all. I checked in the mirror and believe it or not, I could see the scar on my cheek that the fight against the warlock had given me. I even checked the scar where Destromada had put a hole in my chest, but I couldn’t see it. Not physically.

All day, I’d been having headaches. First was a powerful migraine that I thought was due to the sun. It came around 4 PM, I took 3 Tylenol, and laid down in our semi-dark bedroom listening to music. I fell asleep. Later that night, I got another headache around 10 PM and again around 12 AM. This time, I took 2 Tylenol to get rid of it. When we got back in to the house, I was feeling sick to my stomach, too. Valik did a “full system check” on me, basically sensing anything that might be harmful to me. Gab wasn’t available, but Balthazaar was. He helped out..I think. Valik said that I basically looked like a porcupine with as many senbon (or throwing needles) that I had stuck in me. Someone had managed to attack me so many times and yet I, nor any of my Givens, felt anything at all which is odd because we usually do. Valik demanded Gab, who has been uber-crabby since yesterday, come out to finish up and get what he couldn’t. She pulled out some that he couldn’t sense and checked me. She said Maladon had to help me because it seemed that I had a fever and a poison in me that only he could cure. She went back to her room, strange for her, and let Maladon handle it.

As he tried to get my mind to relax, I saw an image of Destromada. I panicked and started telling him he was outside, he was here. Maladon got rid of the poisons in my stomach, cleared my fever in a matter of minutes, and despite my warnings that it could be a trap for him, he was out the door to take care of him. Vallen and Jack, my Guardians, were left in the dark room with me as I was weakened. I sensed something in the darkness; a big something. A big, familiar, creepy someone.

Alejandro Corvinus stepped out of the shadows. It had been a trap, not for Maladon, but for me. Vallen stepped in his way and as a result was stabbed in the chest and knocked out of the way. I was too weak to do anything and I couldn’t scream or I’d frighten my sleeping kids. He brought out a Soul Eater.

That’s what one looks like: the thing on her shoulder. They eat souls. The phrase “into the belly of the beast” is true only for a Soul Eater. A soul eaten by a Soul Eater can never return; it is neither destroyed nor alive. It is simply eradicated from existence. Malakesh had once almost felt love before the laws of love concerning the Original 9 were put into place; it was because of this and Balthazaar’s actions from a love destroyed that the laws were put up. Malakesh was in love with a woman just like me named Shannon (ironically) whose soul was eaten by a Soul Eater set loose on her by her own father. The Dark Ages were the result of Kesh losing her. He will never love again, not even me…

I didn’t want to put Kesh through that again and I didn’t want to put Ox nor Balthazaar through it. Alejandro did find out that I had lied to him and insisted he tell me where Zen and Lin were. Balthazaar kept saying “Moscow, Moscow” as he had been doing for the past several days. I told him to shut up, but Alejandro, overhearing me tell Balthazaar to hush when he said “Moscow” jumped to the conclusion that Moscow was where they were. He set loose the Soul Eater anyway. Jack stabbed him in the back with his light sword and Alejandro turned to stab Jack back. I swatted the Soul Eater away and was met by a large, rough hand on my neck. Alejandro was trying to either choke me or hold me down so that the Soul Eater could do its job. I immediately pulled out the Black Thorn Blade and stabbed it into his arm. He let go, I swatted the Soul Eater away again, jerked out the Black Rose Dagger and slashed as Kesh had told me to: across the eyes, from the chin up to his forehead to make a cross and stabbed the blade through his head just above his ear. He screamed and I thought he would have exploded, but I took off running with the Black Rose Dagger in hand. Though, I did stupidly leave the Black Thorn Blade in his arm to let the poisons seep in; I didn’t take it with me so he has it.

I ran as fast as I could into the game room and saw Maladon. Seconds after I stopped, I was choking and trying to catch my breath. He took me down the hall towards the master bedroom and set me against the wall while he took care of the Soul Eater. By the time he returned, I was hysterically crying because of Jack and Vallen and what I’d been afraid of. I stayed on the couch and when I woke up, Jack was using Ox’s body to talk to me. He said they were both okay and that I had nothing to worry about. They, along with Ox’s guardians of Belik, Dralik, and Bralik, had sealed up the house so that nothing could get in no matter what it was. I couldn’t sleep, but I laid in bed until Balthazaar took over.

In his sleep, Ox’s claws dug into my body’s arm. He was having a recurring nightmare again. Balthazaar blocked his claws, took the energy that was in my arm, and fashioned it into a blade. A black blade with gold filigree in the handle. At the tip, he started to make a second smaller blade, but broke it off and instead took Montee’s claw and settled it into the tip of the butt of the hilt. He gave this blade to Ox, let me back out when my body was tired enough to sleep on its own, and I dreamed of vampires. Balthazaar assures me that if Montague, Montee’s vampiric brother, comes to kill me, he will make a twin blade to Ox’s for me with Montague’s vampiric fang.

I am terrified of what Alejandro has in store for me when he returns from Moscow–if he even goes before he gets revenge. He’s furious…and now he had the Black Thorn Blade. But it was a gift from Kesh and I have every intention of getting it back from Alejandro. I’m just worried about Ox and his Givens… What if Alejandro uses them to get to me? He’d said that night he’d possessed Ox that I was “too easy” because I would give anything to protect Ox. What if Kesh can’t protect him this time? I’m so afraid..

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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.

We’ve had a pretty quiet week. Not much to write about and when I thought about it, I ended up busy.

Somewhere around July 3rd or 4th, I had a dream about a man. An old man with a scar on one side of his face and his opposing eye wasn’t…right, you could say. He tried to kill me in the dream–for whatever reason–and I ended up stabbing him, chopping him into little bitty pieces, and setting them on fire. When I turned around, he was standing there with a smile on his face without a scratch. In the dream, he was a Satanist and it made him immortal. Back and forth we went with him trying to kill me until I finally woke up freaking out.

I told Malakesh about the dream a couple nights later. The man is in fact real and he is immortal and thankfully he doesn’t have a physical form (thank goodness). He isn’t a Satanist, either, but he is extremely dark and powerful. His name is Alejandro Corvinus, the half-brother of Alexander Corvinus. Let’s just say that the movie Underworld caught a lucky break with their lore about the immortal and his two sons – one bitten by bat, the other by wolf.

Alejandro, on the other hand, is the stain upon the family. Kesh told me how to keep him away from me and I was prepared to do so, but he didn’t come back. Kesh’s suspicions about who has been behind all of the messages and trying to gather everyone together became clear: Valik’s opposite, Anna-what’s-her-face, the original Demonic created by the Creator for that 5 minutes “pre-Kesh”.

In an earlier post, I detailed the energy signatures taken from the Harbinger of Destruction: ours because we were retrieving it and two unknowns. The two unknowns were, in fact, Vaneeshstal’s and one other: Anna-what’s-her-face. She is the master puppeteer behind this whole set-up with the messages and the calls for gatherings. The reason his suspicions were further confirmed, he explained, was because Alejandro is a co-worker or partner to the original demon. I wasn’t the only one he visited in dreams, Kesh said: other people were seeing him in their dreams as well because no one has been answering the messages. Alejandro was sent as a sort of threat to tell them “answer or else”.

He finally came back, actually. Last night, but it wasn’t in my dreams. Earlier  word use of “puppeteer” is ironic considering that’s exactly what happened last night. We were trying to go to sleep and Ox snuggled up to me saying something about a dream of a black storm. “No lightning, just strong winds, rain, sleet, and hail. Black clouds for miles upon miles.” That was his description. Feeling somewhat off, I wanted to be near Valik because his light was like mine: pure and radiant. I wanted to be near that light so I requested his presence while Ox slept.

Ox’s arm started flopping around on me like crazy like it was looking for something, as if someone was controlling it. Valik put a shield on his other arm and I traced the energy strings (one can think of them as chakra strings like in the anime Naruto) to a group of three, but Valik only managed to identify two. One of the Dos Domientest of Peace with the Harbinger of Greed. I was ready to yank them over and take them on, but Valik decided to talk to them through the strings. They were looking for Maladon. Again. The question is: why would one of the Beings of Light be teamed up with a Harbinger? They don’t get along. At all. Valik had me to cut their strings and we thought it was over with. We were wrong.

The arm started flopping around again. This time, the strings made me sick to my stomach. It was a very dark energy, not demonic, but about as dark as the Original 9 because only entities of that magnitude of darkness make me ill. Valik asked for Balthazaar, I obliged, and Balthazaar traced the string. Alejandro was playing around with the arm this time. What he was looking for, we’ve no idea and didn’t feel like asking him. Balthazaar also detected a second pair of strings and a shadowed string. There were four in a group this time: Peace, Greed and the Harbingers of Famine and Destruction, who had his own black string shadowed by the other three. Valik said that I must have done a great job in hiding Lestraido because no one could sense her during all of this. I felt proud.

Balthazaar switched back to me and I got to deal with Alejandro through Valik’s instructions. I was to imagine the image of what Kesh told me to do to Alejandro in my mind and combine it with energy. Think of it as a powerful picture. I sent the image through the strings to Alejandro and once he got it, Valik gave me a spell. It’s called the Stone Barrier Spell. What happens, essentially, is a person uses this spell to lock their opponent up in an earth dome thick enough that they can’t simply bust through. The more energy one puts into it, the thicker the dome. After the incantation, I snipped the chakra strings from all of them and a shield was put up on the arms.

Alejandro apparently got mad because he sent a huge, dark golem towards us. Valik and I prevented it from coming any further than a couple of miles long enough that Alejandro ran out of energy and the thing went POOF! I slept well enough except for my half-dream that I was at a house I shouldn’t have been in Hillsboro (Billy’s house where I first met Balthazaar) and Alejandro showed up there trying to scare me. I think at that point I fell completely asleep and he didn’t bother me at all.

Tonight, I’m anxious to see if he’ll come back at all. I’m still curious as to who sent gel-like entities that were shooting poisonous darts and spikes at us the past several nights. I think it was July 7th and 8th? Not sure. Days are turning to minutes again. I hate that.

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…

June 26th, 2010

Sooo, last night was the first official full moon for June. Freakin’ finally, right? Not usually significant other than the usual vampiric/lycan issues we’ll need to deal with. Irritation, moodiness, hunger that food can’t solve (no, we don’t drink blood or eat flesh), power & energy enhancements. Stuff like that. Well, Morgaea was complaining about not eating and Ox said to eat the lil energy rats that were wandering around. It didn’t occur to me that anything was going on at the time whenever Morgaea attacked the first rat because Ox’s power and my power kind of send up a natural flare. She fed and on his way back into the house, Ox noticed some strange markings on the trunk of our car. Draconic symbols that he had Malakesh start to translate.

He went back inside and I/Morgaea was left outside playing around in the moonlight. It was really bright outside last night. Anyway, guess who should decide to show up while Morgaea’s dancing around? Arcroux. Gawd, I can’t spell his name; I can barely pronounce it correctly. We’ll say Lord Aro from Twilight (I want to kill myself for using a reference from that stupid series, but it’s as close of a coincidence as anyone has gotten to compare certain aspects of the supernatural realm; don’t take all of her works for truth, though. We vampires don’t sparkle, dear lord.) just for the sake of not being able to spell his name. Either way, he popped up and started butting his nose into the business concerning the markings. Morgaea threatened him, lead him inside to talk to Ox, and it turns out the markings weren’t Vampiric like “Aro” thought they were; they were Draconic. He said he was looking for a rogue vampire. Alucard (yes, there is an actual vampire named Alucard) was brought up and we simply lied and told “Aro” that we haven’t seen him; that wasn’t who the rogue vampire was anyway–thankfully. So, no, we haven’t been attacked by a rogue vampire…yet. I’ll bet someone $20 he shows up soon, though. We aren’t exactly unnoticeable.

Carrying on with the events, it was explained that Destromada–the Harbinger of Destruction–is looking for his brother Peinene or Maladon, the Harbinger of Pain, who resides within a suitable host: Ox. Destromada’s ex-girlfriend, Lestraido (Harbinger of Lust/Seduction) is with me. He’s also looking for her and he has an idea of where Maladon is, but it upsets him that he doesn’t know where Lestraido is. We had to actually hide her energy signature because he appeared about 10 miles away from us. He was in town looking for them, but he’d sent the rats (the ones Morgaea fed on) to try and find Maladon. Several nights ago, Balthazaar and Lestraido were in Balty’s room talking. We thought they were doing something else (*cough*) but they were discussing a message each of them got. Someone has called for a meeting for both the Harbingers and the Original 9 Demons. …Again.

Everyone (my Givens, Ox’s givens) discussed it all at length last night. Malakesh and Maladon also received the message sent to each of them. Maladon and Balthazaar both seem to think that someone is using Destromada to get something. Who, what, how, and why are the questions we need answers to. None of the four here with us (Balthazaar & Lestraido with me; Kesh and Maladon with Ox) are wanting to go. Even to me something feels wrong and I got a terrible vision last night of what would happen if that meeting occurred. It won’t be pretty.

The Draconic message was translated by Kesh shortly before our discussion. “Destruction to those who wait. Thy own’s doing will be thy own’s fate.” He couldn’t finish it at the time and he started looking through his library because he said he knew he’d heard it before. That’s when Balthazaar piped in. Keep in mind that Balthazaar was drunk during the entire time of WW2, but he was able to pinpoint where and when they’d heard it.

The story goes that there was a priest in a  French synagogue in 1945 that was possessed. According to Kesh and Balthazaar, it was a very disturbing event because it wasn’t a normal possession; it was, by their own codes and whatnot (yes, even Demons have codes)…strange. Balthazaar, Kesh, and one of the Harbingers was present in the same synagogue having possessed others at the church when all of this took place. He says that there were writings all over the walls by the pastor, his sermons got darker and more demented, repeating the prophecy over and over until he ended up speaking in tongues. The possession went on for about four months until the final two weeks of the event had the priest slaughter a lot of people and wrote in a book using their blood in Demonic and Draconic. He finally committed suicide after leaving a message that Balthazaar and Kesh refuse to tell me.

After we went to bed, I got an image of the pastor during a sermon (no one had attended it, apparently). It was scary. I get freaked out easily by stuff like that and this was by far the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. The pastor looked at me in the picture, but his eyes were…all wrong. He looked possessed, I’ll tell you that much. The image froze just when he turned to face me with that face, but the reason wasn’t focused entirely on the pastor. It was focused on his bible which had writings covering the pages in either blood or red ink (I couldn’t decipher it real well) and with Balthazaar’s help, we were able to translate the rest of the message.

“The earth shall be wrought with sin. Death will be the fate of all upon swift wings. Eternal suffering will begin.”

Just before the image came, though, we somehow linked minds with Destromada. Lestraido’s energy signature remained hidden, thankfully, but it was Morgaea who astral projected herself to town and stood near him. She was trying to get an energy signature off him that might be able to hint at who’s behind all of this, but before she could, he figured out she was there and tried to attack her. We tried to yank her back to our body before he could do any damage (and it would have done a LOT of damage), but she got nicked..with poison. Gabe got it out and healed her up. Maladon was worried. So cute! She’s fine, I’m fine, and this morning as I’m writing this, Malakesh says that there’s another verse to the Draconic message.

We still think someone is pulling Destromada’s strings, but I wish we knew who. Kesh and I seem to agree that whoever it is understands what they’re doing (otherwise, they wouldn’t be using Destromada, they wouldn’t write in Draconic, and they wouldn’t know the message), but they don’t understand the full consequences of their actions. Whatever they want, they won’t get it. I have no intention of handing over my best friends to some maniac who wants to see the world burn. Maybe I’d better start training again just to be able to fight this person if it comes to that.