Second Entry from the Journal of the Dark Son Ahriman.
Funds are raise, bodies are hired… lets see how this set of tests go. From the studies of my associates, it would seem you can only find these creatures in one area. Transportain spells of all manner are null and void there as well.
But luckily we have a few of these Daemon’s to help us with research on these Ethereal Warriors. These large, winged beasts, resemble a form of those heard in legends, and a stark opposite of the Daemons.
So we set the daemon’s upon them and they do not yield in the face of imminent death, in fact they face it with an honor I’ve not seen, Id wager to say they are too Self-Righteous for there own good, and so we have laid them low.
Every once in awhile, a strange White Crystal, that pulsated with a pure light from within, would be bestowed upon the creature we’ve slain. I gendered that these must be of similar use as the Daemon Crystals. So we harvested a few dozen of them and took them back to the testing facilities.
I grabbed one of the crystals and looked it over before I began to concentrate my will upon it. Soon the crystal shone with a light that made even my hand become transparent. After the light had subsided, a ball of energy sat before me…
A Wisp, this sprite… floated before me, I could sense it had a distrust in me… Naturally things of pure virtue’s are enlightened in the alignments of others. Soooo, I asked one of my shadier associates to come up to it, he was hesitant at first, but he realized his fate could be far worse then helping researching these beings. As he began to walk towards the creature, it stirred and a humm and crackling sound of electricity filled the room, suddenly a Cloud of Thunder stormed across to the poor sod, he quickly went to dodge the projectile but it clipped him – his left arm torn from its socket and slammed against a wall as the remaining energies charred the flesh. Later he died of shock and infection.
So we set about putting it through its paces, no time to waste, as I detest these “Self-Righteous” creatures…. As it was fighting there was a small burst of light and not much could be seen as an insightful change, but there was one there never the less. A Shadow Wisp in appearance only, far more deadly.
With the next burst of light its form changed drastically, to that of a Pixie, a few of my men made jokes about pixie dust and a wish being able to make you fly… They will never walk in these land again.
I will say I am quite surprised with how fierce this creature is, though its chivalry leaves much to be desired… Too… Honorable…
More training and more training, always the regimen with this research, dreadfully boring, but it must be done… the next form is that I’ve not seen in some time, when I was but a mere apprentice long-long ago, I almost succumbed to the frost, and that is when I saw it, a Lady of the Snow. I could have swore it was an hallucination, and just only that. But enough of the past, back to the present and to the future of this creature… I cannot wait to be done with this one.
In ancient texts surrounding the fey and the elves, there are texts that speak of a Lord and his Queen, I swear this creature looks almost identical to that of Silvani, Queen of the Fey. But can this really be true?
I’ve began studying these texts even further, its taken some time to decipher the dialects used, but the knowledge is out there for sure. As it phased into another stage… I almost through all my resources into killing the creature… but how could this diminutive size that resembles Lord Oak’s truly be him? Good thing I didn’t kill it, we are almost done with my personal tests and then I can let the others try to replicate.
As the day was nearing its end, this miniature fighting force changed again at last… its form…. LARGER then we expected, but never the less the same.
It towered above most foes, and makes use of its wings indefinitely, I dont think I’ve ever seen these Honorable Warriros land unless it is to rest after a day of hard fought battle.
It would seem a higher power is at work with these creatures as they advance the ranks, at the last they are given a choker, it may seem random, but I suspect otherwise.
Most of them recieve the title of Seeker of Truth, then some are called Knights of Honor, and least of all… Keeper of Virtue. More like Holier-than-thou-stick-up-the-arse goody two shoe…
I am glad to be done with this set of tests, though the next one does give me a bit of joy.
Ethereal Warrior’s 101
Special attack: Holy Thunderstorm
Stage 1: Wisp
Stage 2: Shadow Wisp
Stage 3: Pixie
Stage 4: Lady of the Snow
Stage 5: Sylvani – Queen of the Fey
Stage 6: Little Lord Oaks
Stage 7: Full Size Lord Oaks.
Has 3 randomized titles to gain at Stage 7, AKA the Honorable Warrior Stage.
Title 1: Seeker of Truth
Title 2: Knight of Honor
Title 3: Keeper of Virtue