#1 Edited by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

Welcome to Paradise

Initially founded in the Middle Ages by wandering merchants and gypsies as a safe haven for trade and commerce, Elysia boomed into a sprawling metropolis in the shadows of the mountain ranges both to the north and south. Due to its open policy towards all religions, beliefs, and practices, Elysia became a nation of prosperity in the dark ages of intolerance that followed. Its neighbors in Croatia and Romania were always looking to destroy their smaller and - in their minds - pathetic sister nation.

Several wars came to Elysia's borders despite the mountains overlooking the many villages and towns. However, no matter how numerous the invading army stood, Elysia could not be conquered. Through accepting magic in its national policy of defense, Elysian forces managed to repel and outright obliterate those enemies who sought to undermine their homeland.

Its kings never wanted to fight wars of expansion. It simply endured battles for survival.

These attacks continued well into the modern age, with fascist troops from Nazi-controlled Croatia and Romania making their moves to exterminate the Elysians once and for all. With German engineering available to them, they actually managed to penetrate into Elysian territory by a larger margin than before. However, the king of Elysia at the time - a young Otto von Doom the First - taught them once more the meaning of pain. None were spared in the counterattack.

Jews and other undesirables to the Nazi cause fled to Elysia and were harbored in the island of acceptance in a raging inferno of hatred and intolerance. Millions owed their survival and families to Otto von Doom in these terrible times. These families remember Doom as a kind king who helped their ancestors endure the Holocaust. He is venerated throughout the nation almost like a god, but he refuses to be acknowledged as one. Personally, he finds it beneath him.

Today, Elysia is one of the most technologically-advanced nations on Earth. It boasts a super-soldier project that ensures border safety and maintenance as well as a Doombot armada capable of immediately responding to any threat, potential or otherwise. Combined with an undeniable effective security force, Elysia also boasts a series of powerful force shields developed to withstand any sort of intense bombardment.

Its capital lies in Doomstadt, named after the illustrious House von Doom.

#2 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

(AW YEAH!)

#3 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

What's the national sport?

#4 Posted by Tranquil (3415 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man: Warball! xD

Cool beans.

#5 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite:

Get Mr. Hudson in here :P

@Rumble Man:

Worshiping Warsman.

#6 Posted by Mr_Hudson (300 posts) - - Show Bio

Hudson gave a large smile as he exited his helicopter, a large smile on his face. "How in the hell did you get into this place anyway?" His ally buzzed over the phone. "I couldn't get the stubborn son of a gun to even let me think about setting foot in his country." Hudson couldn't help but be a little smug about the whole thing. "It's all politics John. Now I'll call once I'm done here, give you update about the project." He closed his phone as he looked around for his escort.

#7 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr_Hudson:

A Warbot strides up to the illustrious businessman, identifying him as Mr. Hudson before speaking in a monotone voice:

"Mr. Hudson, esteemed guest, follow me."

#8 Posted by Mr_Hudson (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: Hudson smiled and nodded following behind the robot. "It's wonderful of your glorious leader to allow me to enter his country. I hope he understands how...unique my situation is coming into this lovely country."

#9 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr_Hudson:

Before long, the two imposing figures arrive at the gates of Castle Warstein. The Warbot integrates its hand into the security system. The unique meld of metal and magic identifies the creation as one of Warsman's and the locks buckle behind the massive walls, forcing the gate down and the door to open. Beyond the mighty entrance to Castle Warstein is a grand plaza dedicated to statues of Warsman as well as a gathering place for the many hundreds of Warbots active in the area. The Warbot chauffeuring Mr. Hudson leads him past technological innovations that boggle the mind and border on the impossible, favoring instead to direct the foreign mastermind into the throne room of the Elysian King. Here, the iron tyrant bids the Warbot away with a gesture.

"Welcome Mr. Hudson! Long have I awaited your arrival here," Warsman says, standing from his seat and walking down the steps to the main leveled area of his court.

"Were you followed?"

#10 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: do they bend over and kneel to worship or do they use sacrificial means?

#11 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man:

Kneel, of course. Sacrifice is such a needless way to garner the attentions of Warsman.

#12 Posted by Mr_Hudson (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: Hudson gave a bow. "It's good to see you Lord Warsman." He said with a smile. "No one tries following me anymore, although at least 10 different intelligent agencies tried tracking my phone. They think I'm somewhere over in Italy hiding out." There was a complete feeling of confidence in his voice, his smug smile never left his face for a second.

#13 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr_Hudson:

"Good," Warsman replied, trusting this man more than he did anyone else for reasons only the two of them knew. "We have much to discuss."

He opened a secret folding path down into the clandestine meeting chamber of the Cabal and descended the spiral staircase, knowing his guest would follow.

#14 Posted by Mr_Hudson (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: Hudson placed his phone on a table before he followed. "Never can be too safe with old John." He explained as he followed.

#15 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr_Hudson:

(OOC: Going to continue this tomorrow. Cras es Noster.)

#16 Posted by Kiddevil (7488 posts) - - Show Bio

(Awww I thought this would be the vine interpretation of the vampire society)

#17 Posted by Timeflux (13 posts) - - Show Bio

A cloaked figure materialised in a deserted backstreet of Warstodt and looked around before fishing a grimy-looking pocket watch from a pocket, and tapping the glass a couple of times. "Is this thing off?" He asked aloud, more to himself than anyone else. Slowly, he opened his cloak and traced dark lines on his bare chest with his fingertips for a moment, then, seemingly appeased, he tied his cloak tighter and began to walk into the city.

#18 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Timeflux:

A Warbot approaches the foreigner, its monotone recording for a voice barking at him.

"Welcome outsider to Elysia. Please enjoy your stay."

#19 Posted by Glorious (1590 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: Materializing within the inner chamber of the Elysian King the immortal took a seat in his vacant throne, eying the gem of time with intrigue. He awaited the return of the Iron Tyrant, eager to discuss recent happenings and the future of this supposed Cabal.

#20 Posted by AmazingAngel (4118 posts) - - Show Bio
Maybe I'll visit some time.

@Warsman:

#21 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glorious:

Having shown Mr. Hudson the extent of the secret meeting hall of the Cabal, Warsman returns to the surface after directing the illustrious businessman through the clandestine exit. He sees Glorious on his throne and instantly crosses his arms impatiently.

"Welcome to Elysia. You may remove yourself from my chair now."

#22 Posted by Orion_ (53 posts) - - Show Bio

Whistler kept his eyes focused on the large castle walls above him while he instinctively climbed the large and contorted stone underbelly. He climbed carefully and intently making sure not to alarm any of the various warbots that guarded the capital city and more specifically the ones outside of the castle itself. He took special measures in order not to be detected by the machines. He laced his entire suit with polymer fibers that practically made him undetectable to most radar and sensor systems, however he could not help but feel exposed to these specific smart bots so he did his best to avoid them all together.

He continued to climb until he finally reached the top of the castle walls. He watched the illuminated courtyard below him carefully and thoroughly making sure to gather every single variable that could either help or compromise him in his mission to infiltrate the heavily guarded castle.

"Now or never big guy." He held his breath, turned his goggles EMF reader up and jolted through the courtyard and towards the front entrance of the castle.

#23 Posted by Glorious (1590 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: "Well of course mi'lord," Glorious casually slid out of the seat into a rather relaxed demeanor. "How are you?" he inquired, striking up casual conversation whilst eyeing the bedazzled jewel.

#24 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glorious:

"How I am is not relevant to your arrival here. Were you followed?"

@Whistler:

Warsman feels a telepathic presence in the courtyard that does not match the ones of his various butlers and maintenance workers. He mentally activates a Warbot and sends it to investigate.

#25 Posted by Glorious (1590 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: "Why is it that everyone in this universe is so rigid and terse? Is there no time for conversation, because I've got plenty." Glorious snorted. "And no, I wasn't followed. And if I was, I wouldn't tell you." His smirk appeared then dissipated in the same instance. "So, how long?"

#26 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glorious:

The extra-dimensional being always had a way of wearing on Warsman's nerves remarkably quickly. The Elysian King walked up to his throne and took his seat, putting his hands together by connecting his fingers and thumbs in a calculating way.

"I have received word of confirmation from all save for the goddess. It will be soon."

#27 Edited by Orion_ (53 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: Whistler knew that there was no turning back now. The warbot searching the grounds had somehow been alerted of his presence and he knew that if he were to somehow outrun it more would just come in it's place. Whistler, against his better judgement, pulled out his M11 Sauer handgun, aimed and fired.

#28 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Whistler:

The bullet pinged against the force shield surrounding the Warbot. Immediately alerted to the spy's presence, the automaton accelerated in his direction with extended metal hands.

#29 Posted by Glorious (1590 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: "And what will you do in the mean time? I mean you seem pretty satisfied so far. Would hate to see you become complacent."

#30 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glorious:

"I have something to keep me occupied." Warsman noted cryptically.

#31 Edited by Orion_ (53 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: "Well, there goes the neighborhood" Whistler uttered after watching the bullet hit the Warbot's force shield and fall as if it were nothing but a mere annoyance to the machine.

The Warbot quickly gained speed and momentum as it closed in on Whistle's location. "..oh you gotta be kidding me." He shouted as he watched it extend it's arms in his direction. Before the bot could attack, Whistler raised both his hands in surrender and prepared for the worst.

#32 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Whistler:

The Warbot encased the spy in a orb of cosmic energy before descending with its quarry down into the dungeons of Castle Warstein. There, the prisoner is chained and stripped of any weapons. The iron tyrant emerges from the darkness of the torch-lit catacombs, the defining characteristic of the Elysian King being his crossed arms and proud demeanor.

"You may speak now."

#33 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@AmazingAngel:

(Didn't see this until now. You're welcomed to visit at any time.)

#34 Posted by Glorious (1590 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: "Well, I must be off. Lives to ruin. Lives to take." Glorious nodded his head in Warsman's direction then turned and strutted towards the door. "This Cabal, I like it but too many people involved. Might have to thin the ranks a bit if you catch my drift." The immortal faded from existence the moment he reached the exaggerated exit to the throne room.

#35 Edited by Orion_ (53 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman:

"I gotta say boss, you look waaaay bigger on television." Whistler mocked as he watched the infamous Warsman stand before him.

"Getting caught wasn't part of my brilliant plan, but eh.. it still gets the job done I guess. I have a proposal for you."

#36 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glorious:

The steel sovereign ponders on the Glorious's proposition, weighing his options carefully.

@Whistler:

"Brilliance does not extend to infiltrating my country and taking potshots at elements of my robot army - but I am listening."

#37 Posted by Orion_ (53 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman:

Whistler rolled his eyes and shook his head in disbelief. "You sound just like my mother.", he paused, before continuing.

"H.A.R.D" Whistler grinned. "Do you really think they or the feeble minded government they work for are going to really let you keep this pretty little rock all to yourself?"

#38 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Whistler:

Warsman does not flinch at the proposed threat.

"Yes."

#39 Posted by Orion_ (53 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman:

Whistler sighs quickly , but subtly, making sure not to push his luck too much with the king and his patience.

"Well they're not... Right now they are all figuring out a way to push king humpty dumpty off his golden little throne and break him into a million tiny pieces. Trust me slick, I know these things. A few years back and I would have been right there with them, probably in the exact same room even."

Whistler dropped his playful tone and stared coldly into Warsman's eyes.

"You're going to strike first before that can happen... and i'm going to help you do it."

#40 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Whistler:

"Even if what you say is true," the iron tyrant began.

"No one commands Warsman to do anything."

#41 Posted by Ishin (6830 posts) - - Show Bio

@Arcane Xavier: Sh*t's about to get real :P

#42 Posted by Arcane Xavier (411 posts) - - Show Bio

@Impero:

This is only the beginning.

#43 Posted by Ishin (6830 posts) - - Show Bio

@Arcane Xavier: I know. You're not the kind to settle :P

#44 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

"The time has come."

#45 Posted by Mr_Hudson (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman: "Good then, I don't like to wait."

#46 Posted by Orion_ (53 posts) - - Show Bio

@Warsman:

"I didn't come here to insult you or your massive ego, Warsman. I'm simply here to give you the heads up. I'm going to infiltrate H.A.R.D and when the time comes and you're ready to accept the inevitable....."

Whistler's body began to turn into steam and literally melt away into the wind, leaving his clothes, shackles and wetsuit behind.

".....I'm just a whistle away."

#47 Posted by .Ajax. (2486 posts) - - Show Bio

@Impero said:

@Arcane Xavier: Sh*t's about to get real :P

I'll take them both down ;)

Warsman will permanently kneel before the Vine once I gain a particular item which should be very very soon ;)

#48 Posted by Ishin (6830 posts) - - Show Bio

@.Ajax.: Aha, nice son, nice. I can't wait to see that :)

#49 Posted by .Ajax. (2486 posts) - - Show Bio

@Impero

I may be a hero, but I will shut that big mouth of Warsmans.

#50 Posted by Skjovald (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@Whistler:

"And so another piece has been added to the board. How amusing."

Warsman wraps his cape around him as he exits the dungeon, finding no further use in playing along with the spy's game...at least for now.

@Mr_Hudson:

"Good evening, Mr. Hudson. I trust that you brought the information I asked of you." The iron tyrant stated in reference to the businessman's latest acquisition.