HP: 1. LP: 2
The wind is what Owl hated most about the mountain area, always blowing and whipping around, never-mind what it did to one's skin...
She waited atop one of the hills overlooking where Vadimar's camp was suppose to be, or rather Mansion.... why didn't evil mages have camps in the middle of deserts or caves deep inside mountains anymore?
As she waited she began to draw a small symbol into the dirt at her feet using the tip of her staff, it glowed for a moment before fading from view, it was then that her waiting was ended as two grey owls flew up to her and transformed into exact look-a-likes.
"So the place is about how we thought." said the first
"Yeah, a few guards roaming about, a few wards up for 'porting and shifting." the second finished
"Right, let's do this ladies." Owl said as she let go of the enchantment and her two copies faded from existence. She slipped from the hill into the air, her cloak opening like an owl's wings as she glided silently toward the ornate home, speaking a quiet word and she faded from view.
"No matter the villain, they always have stupid peons..." Owl said to herself as she hopped down to the ground and went about her work, every few feet dropping a small coin to the ground which seemed to fade into the background and blend with the dirt or grass or stone it was set on."What are you doing you idiot!!" Bill snaps crossly as he swats Bert on the back of the head.
"I heard something, I'm telling you!" Bert replies harshly as he glares back at Bill and rubs the back of his head.
"it's just an owl you moron." Bill jeers as he rolls his eyes and points to the Owl sitting high on a branch of one of the trees. "They're out hunting, come on dumb@ss we'll be late for the check in."
"I'm telling you there was something there!" Bert complains but Bill doesn't listen as the two argue and move off.
"Yeah this is Tim, checking in." a man said, not noticing the shadow creep over him until it was too late. His body taken to a place none would notice and a special coin put next to his walkie-talkie.
"Yeah, this is Tim. Checking in...." it said, set to repeat every 15 minutes.
This is way too easy... Why did Lady Grey send me? She could have sent Sparrow or... Owl began to think but was interrupted by a bullet, through her shoulder.
Owl faded into view as her concentration on her enchantment was broken and she staggered backward "Well that about sucked..." she said before casting a quick charm to silence any radio broadcasts from the area... no one but this new guy need know she was here.
"Don't reckon you're from these parts, but also with your skills you must know who's property you're on." the man said, to which Owl tilted her head in a very bird-like manner "Huh?"
The man's answer was to raise his twin six-shooters and fire off a few more rounds at the Avian Avenger, most of which she was able to dodge, and she threw a few of her Owl'rangs in return, most of which were shot from the sky but one managed to nick the man's cowboy hat "Uh oh, I ruined your favorite hat, didn't I? Come on, you're every bit of a bad rip-off of Eastwood already, just get mad and say the damn line!" Owl quipped as she dodged another volley of hot lead.
"Don't rightly reckon to know what you're talking about ma'am, but you'd do good to just lie down and die for me, you hear?"
"And what's with the perfect speech? Shouldn't you be slurring your words to high heaven? What kind of cowboy are you?"
"... A deadly one." he said as he shot a bullet which bloomed into a fireball not a foot out of the barrel.
"Ohhh... so -there- is your line, you take offense to being questioned on your 'cowboy-ness'... Well that's not cool, cause like, I've seen circus clowns who are more Western than you..."
"You can shut your mouth, young miss, and die now."
"Sorry hun, I've been told how I die by a pretty good fortune teller, so I know it's not here." she said as she dodged a sparking bullet and she thought was one made of acid. His aim is getting off more and more, which is good, the bullet through the arm is starting to really hurt... she thought as she pulled out two Owl'rangs and whispered to them before letting them fly. The cowboy shot both of them with a grin on his face but was slightly surprised when they exploded slightly with a small 'pop' as he shot them
"Your explosives need some work."
Owl grinned "Nah, they get the explosive shrapnel pretty well spread around." she said, the cowboy seeing himself surrounded by small blinking red lights "Night night." Owl said and snapped her fingers, triggering the mini-bombs.
"What was that noise?" Vadimar said to the cultists around him "Gore, check on it and find Raid! Make sure the damn cowboy isn't trying to shoot bottles with fireballs again..."
"Yeah, this is Tim. Checking in...."
"Yeah, this is Bob. Checking in...."
"Yeah, this is Randy. Checking in...."
"Yeah, this is Kevin. Checking in...."
"Remind me to get some minions with originality next time..." he commented to another cultist.
*cough cough* "So... maybe a little -too- much explosives..." Owl said as she faded from sight again...
Okie dokie... about 30 more coins and I can go have a chat with Vadi... oh and hello ugly as sin croc-like creature... just going to sneak around you... sniffing the air and turning toward me... Peachy.
Owl faded into view with her staff at the ready "So... I guess throwing you a big steak wouldn't do it, yeah?"
"Gore Maul!" he said as he started to charge
"Owl Run!" Owl snarked as she leapt into the air and glided behind the charge, as she did so she dropped an explosive Owl'rang onto the brute's head "I hate to pull the same gag twice in a row, but if it works..." she said and snapped her fingers.
"More noises... get some more people to find out what is happening, I can't let this ceremony be interrupted!"
*Cough* Well, that about does...." she starts but sees a large shadow raise from the rubble "that..."
Gore steps forward out of the dust cloud "RRRRROOOOOAAAAARRRRR!!!!!"
Gore charged again and Owl deftly dodged out of the way another time "You know, tall dark and scaley, we could both just walk away, no harm in seeing that I can't beat you and you can't hit me..."
"Gore no get tired. Bird-Lady getting very tired..."
"Bird-Lady?! I am -not- some crazy old chick in the park!" she said, pulling twin Owl'rangs from her cloak and whispering a charm as they flew, each of them were covered in a purple shadow energy which formed into owls, and they both flew right by the large Lizard Man.
"Yep, because my aim is -that- off..." Owl said with a grin and she pulled her hands back toward herself as if pulling back on a rope, the twin Owl'rangs slapped onto the monster's back and dug claws into his thick hide to keep them in place
"No boom make Gore go down!"
"Yeah I kinda figured that, so instead of trying to 'take you down' I'm just 'taking you out' Happy Trails." she said, still grinning as she snapped her fingers and the Owl'rangs let out a flame from the bottom of them, leaving the Lizard Man a quick moment to wonder what was going on before he rocketed into the air with his improvised jetpack, off to who-knows-where... "You should survive the landing... should..." she said as she dropped two more coins.
"Finally the time is at hand! In less than 15 minutes the planets will be in proper alignment. Bring the girl!"
A coin flew from the darkness to smack Vadimar in the back of the head "What? Who dares?!"
Owl stepped from the shadows "Hey Vadi, I dare."
"And you are?"
"Owl, servant of Lady Grey."
"Bawhaha! Lady Grey, she will have -nothing- after tonight! I will be given god-hood for breaking my Masters from their prison they were entombed in so..."
"You know, I could listen to you drone on and on, taking up time until you try to stab the poor girl 'without me being ready' and all, but the fact of the matter is you've already lost. I'm giving you the option, go with your dignity or not."
"How dare you, you..."
"You know what, nevermind, I'm making the choice for you. Vadi, it was nice knowing you... actually that is a lie, you suck." she said with a grin on her face, one that didn't disappear even when the ethereal tentacle summoned by the evil mage grabbed Owl and brought her close to him
"You think you have won? You have not even thrown a single spell nor punch my way!"
"Actually, I did both." she looked down to the coin on the ground, the very one that had struck the back of his head moments ago.
"Ha! hahaha! You think..." he started before he really looked at the coin, he started to reach for it when he heard an audible 'snap' of Owl's fingers...
The coin began to glow a burning red color, then red energy lines snaked from it and connected to a ring of coins around the room, each one turning red as well and throwing out snake lines to connect to other coins, and so on until a huge elegant design is formed, taking up the whole of the mansion.
"What is this? What are you doing?!"
"Smacking you with a rolled up newspaper." Owl smirked, the tentacle fading from existence as the very magic used to summon it is sucked into the vortex of the symbol.
Owl stood over the mage, trembling on the ground as he tried to cast some spell but it failed.
"Yep, what that did was drain away all the magic in the area for a good... couple weeks probably, people will get their reserves back quicker, but you can't light a candle for at least a couple hours."
"But that means you are powerless too!"
Owl pulled the man to his feet and held him by the collar of his robe "My magic is drained, yeah, but I'm -far- from powerless." she grinned and head-butt the man into unconsciousness.
Pulling out a cell phone, Owl put it to her ear "Yeah, send in the clean up crew, yeah... no... yeah... sure, see ya soon... Oh and watch out for falling Lizard Men... you heard me..."