BTL Chapter 1b: Crushing the Chaos (Semi-Open)

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Sykper

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10-13-2013

The technological city of Zaun, where the skies are filled with a various amounts of dense colored smokes from many different legal and illegal experimentations. One can wander these streets without protection and find themselves catching a 'cold' or having an 'itch', its ramifications likely being worse than they imagine. However, the denizens themselves do not mind as they have grown accustomed to such a style of life, finding their own ways to circumvent the pollution caused by unchecked standards. Rather, just as one side of Zaun seeks to use any means necessary to find new technologies faster than the competition, the other side of Zaun can seek better means to keep their city-state from going too far under as a certain eccentric man, a Yankith Malvon, devised a new kind of invention which absorbs nearby pollution. His new 'Purity Crystal' lines the streets and roofs of Zaun now, the people hold him in some esteem now.

For what purpose you ask? No one can quite say, as you could go and dissect any of the 'brilliant minds' in Zaun and find yourself a lifetime of study to figure things out. The reasons aside this same man with his invention has cut down the pollution levels on the ground level of Zaun enough to begin his promotion of a 'Zaunite Entertainment Festival' for all willing visitors and current denizens. And, just as confusing as the man himself, the denizens readily accepted the idea, and a various amount of chaotic entertainment has lined the main streets of Zaun. Stands showing mechanically unstable attractions, or selling some suspect substances or food. One vendor demonstrated his goods, only to half hair grow on the left side of his body, and the right side of his body had the hair disappear...quite odd and funny indeed.

Despite the oddities one could look around for, the main attraction appears to be towards the Vaskervon Coliseum, where one could actually see some League Summoners coughing as they look rather strained trying to get things set-up for the main attraction for the evening this day. Yankith can be seen conversing with a steadily annoyed official as he pats the summoner on the shoulder. The Zaunite then begins walking through the streets with an escort, appreciating the various people cheering him on and enjoying themselves.

Climbing a small observation tower in a intersection of the events, the host of the event raises his left arm first, followed by his other arm as he speaks out-

"Citizens and visitors of Zaun! It has been some time since our streets were bursting with interest and merriment, so like many of you I began devising many experiments on improving it. Some experiments...did not go quite as expected..."

Zaunites around chuckle as some of them point to a distant part of Zaun, where an explosion happened quite a few months ago, and one very naked Zaunite host was running through the streets yelling gibberish for hours. Not the man's finest hour...

"But now we have streets, clean of fumes and smog, where we can now further the relationships with our allies to the south! It is time to show our friends how we of Zaun do things here for entertainment! This is a festival for such an objective, and with a little help from the Institute, we have an even grander finale at our beloved Coliseum!"

Those listening began to cheer for such an announcement, knowing that later on this day a rather League-sanctioned contest of fighting will begin in the Vaskervon Coliseum for all willing participants! No one will know what may happen, which brings out more intrique yet!

"For now though, enjoy yourselves! Our vendors here have a variety of entertainment and even small contests from alchemy to technology lined everywhere! Let the festival commence...well technically a few hours ago, but officially now! Hehehehe...."

Yankith bows elaborately as he descends the tower in a myriad of cheers and applause as the onlookers begin to enjoy the various unknown dangers and entertainments of this festival.

{{ Those already accepted in the sign-ups are in. I will check by every now and again and submit responses for various things during this festival. Introduce thy selves! }}


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AskKarthus

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10-13-2013

Karthus, normally quite the head turner, strolled through the streets of Zaun with seemingly little attention being payed to him. Apparently, the natives were busy with their games.

He wandered aimlessly, marveling at the effects of the purity crystal, though he didn't breathe. Maybe he was looking for someone.


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SerpantsEmbrace

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10-13-2013

Cassiopeia Du Couteau looked over the beginning of the festival from her own special area. Many of these experiments were able to come to fruition due to a generous contribution by the Du Couteau family as a show of good faith on behalf of Noxus. Even so, her advisors insisted that she attend with protection. With a few bodyguards, a handful of servants, and the ever-so-faithful butler Jenkins in tow, Cassiopeia felt slightly claustrophobic. She sighed, feeling that it better to be safe than sorry in the unpredictable city-state. She had heard word that Swain was to make an appearance as well. She was not looking forward to their meeting, for wherever he went, the Deceiver was always sure to be not far behind. She grimaced and hissed lightly. Her butler took note of her discomfort and stepped closer to her.

"Something the matter, Milady?"

Cassiopeia shook her head, giving Jenkins a small smile.

"No, no Jenkins. I am quite fine."

She returned her attention to the festivities, wondering what this day had in store for her.


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FilFire

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10-13-2013

Outside of Zaun a large figure shows, the winds surrounding it spread out a distinct smell, one that reminds everybody who catches it of something unclean, even if the specific imagery differs from person to person. Nevertheless, since the smell is not actually pollution, the new crystals would likely have trouble with completely getting rid of it, although the citizens of Zaun should have enough familiarity with strange odours by now, that such a smell should not hinder their festivities. The source of the smell, however, might cause a bit of a disturbance.

Gortavil looks at the city before him, although he relies more on his nose, than his eyes. He travelled all the way from the Plague Jungles, where he normally resides, to this city, because he had been told that it would be to his liking. Now that he is close enough he can indeed smell the results of a place where hygiene and purity are not the most valued virtues. Of course, it's not lack of those things that directly attracts Gortavil, but what results from it. Having finished his inspection Gortavil continues forward, a new wave of smell coming with him. Because he has been in the wild for a while now, he has been walking around in his full dragon form, and has yet to consider the possibility that taking a more humanoid form might be wiser.

Once inside the city Gortavil looks around as he walks, sniffing about everything he encounters. He has visited human settlements before, but every place is different, and every place certainly has their own unique smell for Gortavil to memorize. This one smells better than most though, at least for the particular technology age it is in. As for the humans themselves, for now Gortavil does not pay much attention to them, besides taking in their odours, but he knows that some of them would at the very least be surprised at his presence. Although it appears that they're having some kind of festivity, so that might stop them from bothering him too much.


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Aproxima

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10-13-2013

Éclair had been in the city for several days already before the festival was scheduled to begin. As the leader of Sin Hearts, she usually takes care of various contracts and mass commissions and this time was no different. She was here because of business, not entertainment.
During these past few days she managed to visit the local division of her guild, deliver several items, order ammunition and weaponry for her guild, distribute missions to various members and still had some time to talk with her favorite and coincidentally the best scientists on the field of techmaturgy in Zaun about some of her own personal commissions.

Fortunately on the day of the festival, she didn't have that much work. In the morning she killed a man with way too dangerous political ambitions and a rising gang leader who wouldn't heed the various warnings he received.
It was just another day in the office for her by now. The only thing making this day a bit more interesting was the fact she were to meet her contact on the Zaun's Festival, supposedly celebrating the rise of the so called Yankith Malvon and especially of his invention called the Purity Crystal.
She had to hand it to him for he did a good job on it, even though she suspected a dark secret behind it, especially considering it comes from a Zaunite mind. Éclair has been in this city many many times before and she remebered well each and every single one of her visits. The most memorable thing was always the pollution. It was aggressive and while her magic and origin were protecting her from poisons and essentially all that didn't belong to her body, the lack of oxygen was still something that affected her. She got used to it, but she always admired the citizens of Zaun for adapting to such conditions.

Éclair still had some time before the arranged time of meeting, so she decided to wander through the festival a bit to see what it offers.
She didn't know why her client decided to meet here, but it didn't really matter to her as if anything were to happen, she'd be in a quite good position. Maybe he hoped for anonymity for it's almost impossible to hide from Éclair or it might have been a simple coincidence.
Either way, she still had some time to explore and maybe enjoy herself a bit.

(( Hopefully I'll be able to update her profile in a couple of days ))


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DWT12345

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10-13-2013

Dwt(pronounced Dewt) walked in. Aside him were
Drake, who was on his shoulder, Juvie, Josh, Enyr, Salsphere, pent, Aded, Hive, and Ellen. Kal, Sal and Ju were nowhere to be seen. He figured the festival would be better without a giant killer death worm around. Having been one of the first to arrive, there were not very many people so far. He walks up to one of them, a girl with very red hair. "Hey! Not to many people here yet, eh?"


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Aproxima

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10-13-2013

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Dwt(pronounced Dewt) walked in. Aside him were
Drake, who was on his shoulder, Juvie, Josh, Enyr, Salsphere, pent, Aded, Hive, and Ellen. Kal, Sal and Ju were nowhere to be seen. He figured the festival would be better without a giant killer death worm around. Having been one of the first to arrive, there were not very many people so far. He walks up to one of them, a girl with very red hair. "Hey! Not to many people here yet, eh?"
Éclair rolled her eyes as she heard someone address her. She wondered. While there truly weren't that many people, why the man had to choose her? After all she didn't look all that special due to her clothes hiding her body and equipment. Maybe it was wind that pushed her hood aside a bit to reveal her radiant red hair. Yes, that could have made her more interesting in the crowd as while her clothes were very rich, the ornaments and the quality of the fabric would show itself only in close inspection. Otherwise, she'd look just like any wanderer covered in her dark red, almost black coat with hood covering her head.
Éclair turned to Dwt and simply shrugged " Hmm. " She didn't have much to say as she turned to him only partially.
The shadows of the hood was conveniently hiding her face from Dwt's sight so he couldn't see the ornamental scar on her face, but as she half-heartedly looked at him, Dwt would be able to see two golden eyes gazing at him.
The bigger man looked pretty ordinary, but what made him interesting were the animals surrounding him. They indeed looked extraordinary and while she wanted to collect their essence she had to resist that urge. If she were to cut or kill every single creature she finds interesting, there wouldn't be much life on this world left.
So in the end she just turned away once again to mind her own business and made sure her hood wouldn't reveal her hair anymore. Maybe she'll try finding a stand with cotton candy, it'd definitely give her an interesting look.


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DWT12345

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10-13-2013

Dwt raised an eye. "You ussually randomly turn away when somebody starts talking?" He was suprised by her golden Eyes.
what must if be like? Is her vision compleatly dabbed in yellow?

Juvie snorted. Lookes like a freak to me. Drake looked at her in shock from Dwt's shoulder.

Juvie! don't be so rude!

What? It's not like she can hear us

So? That makes it even worse!

Hive snorted.

Im with Juve on this one, Drake.
Juvie nodded.

Thanks, but DONT CALL ME JUVE!

Dwt, who could tell from there body expressions that they were arguing dudged Juvie with his foot.


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SerpantsEmbrace

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10-13-2013

Cassiopeia observed the new arrivals with interest. If nothing, Zaun did attract some interesting characters. Her eyebrows raised as she saw a man with a tirade of animals in tow wading through the crowd. She chuckled a bit as he seemingly got stiffed by a red headed woman he approached. She was also surprised to see what looked like a dragon in the crowd. He was easy to spot due to people giving him a wide birth.

The citizens of Zaun were rather surprised to see Cassiopeia there, as she only appears on the Fields of Justice and rarely is seen in public. Most regarded her with a fearful fascination, knowing her reputation and what she was capable of.


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Sykper

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10-13-2013

The sun has barely even moved from its noon position.

Various Zaunites and tourists were enjoying themselves, as various champions and newcomers arrived at the festival. The two that really stood out, as was pertaining to their standing, were Karthus and Cassiopeia. Although Karthus did not really have too much attention paid to him, even now he still gets looks from younger Zaunites and children either afraid or asking their elder relatives about him. They tense up a bit before responding not to get too close to the Deathsinger, as they should considering what Karthus is.

However, unlike Karthus who is giving off an aura putting off people, Cassiopeia suddenly heard whispers and bits of admiration from the crowds around her. She would hear things akin to 'Thank you!' from various stands, likely people whom were directly involved in her donations for experiments. However at the moment Cassiopeia does not see the Master Tactician.

Gortavil found himself, instead of being feared, awed at. Actually, for one reason or another his walk through Zaun in his dragon state was thought as an attraction, which is perhaps why some of the denizens took out their technological cameras and started taking photos. Though, Gortavil did hear an explosion from one such camera that backfired poorly on its user, who simply coughed out a bit of smoke inhaled from it. It so far was an odd experience, but Gortavil's nostrils picked up a familiar scent, one of cooked meat being prepared. Seems he has wandered near some of the food booths.

People near Éclair and Dwt backed up a bit, largely due to the company of the latter which is a lot of animals. One of the stands which held various animals and oddities was looking at the animals Dwt kept around him out of curiosity, the animal stand man began contemplating things. His eyes looked at Salsphere with a raised brow...


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