Chapter 6 - The Finale
Getting a tip from Ul'dah's Flames, The Knights of Eorzea proceeded to Camp Drybone's where they would assemble. The tip? They recieved information regarding the where abouts of the 'Lady in Black' which they had dubbed the Partner of Death on missives throughout the alliance. She had a hefty bounty upon her head for crimes against Ala Mhigans, Eorzean's and what not. Specifically she had slaughtered numerous people testing out Aetherial Devices and utilizing them as science projects. The Knights of Eorzea had their own reasons to go after her. She had experimented on people from Lost Hope (Many Died due to her experiments) and she nearly got a few of their own member's dead. They would go out in the desert without the intent to save her. She was to dangerous to let go and far to unpredictable to trust. Though the Knight's are not Mercenaries that would take a Bounty for the reward, they would take it because it was the thing needed to be done.
They proceeded on Chocobo's through the sprawling desert fauna where they would transverse the rolling hill sides to the entrance of a narrow chasm. Dismounting they would continue by foot until they came to a sudden stop. Before them a black cloak waved in the subtle wind that found its way through the narrow corridor of stone and sand, and it was here that Selene Rose would approach the cloaked figure. She attempted to discern if there was someone under that cloak or not. She quickly realized there was no one there (but since the cloak wasn't drawn back physically she'd be unaware of the Crystals that had been bundled up underneath it). With her seperated from the ground a Trap was sprung. Archer's along a near by cliff would come into view as they pointed their long bow's down at the Knight's who were on the lower level. Arrow's sung through the air and combat quickly was initiated.
The fight was long and pressed the resolve of those present. The sound of metal hollared around them as well as the explosive sounds of Aether making their mark. Yet another trap was sprung, the Black Cloak that was investigated was tossed to the side as the 'Partner of Death' the Lady in Black appeared utilizing the Crystals that were hidden beneath the cloak as a conduit to make her appearence. She'd immediately engage Selene rose while the other night's were somewhat occupied. Yet the Lady in Black did not calculate one thing, How much she was hated. The Knights stopped their focus on the Archers and swarmed the Female's position. She was overwhelmed and nearly brought down but as crafty as she is her understanding of the void would come into play.
The Archers that weren't already dealt with would be sacrificed by the Female as their physical form broke down into cloud's of black mist that would roll down from the cliff side and the essence they once had absorbed into her. A black cloud formed around her and pushed outward as she emerged differnt. The knights took immediate action as they knew that she needed to be brought down immediately. The void was dangerous and the longer they let her metamorphis go on the stronger she was going to become (Yes, most of them were fear struck hence the need for urgency). Every blow she took she seem to change further, every blow she dodged she physically adapted. Thankfully though the Knight's won the battle before it could be completed. The final blow forced her physical form to retreat into the void as she faded from sight. Was she dead? Was she alive but lost to herself? Would they see her again? These things wouldn't be answered as the Order knew they had other issue's they'd need to contend with that didn't require second geussing.
Those in Attendance: Light Armeigo, Sehra Muril, Mitsu Genuri, Olloste Eio, Tarva Aquilis, Selene Rose, Drekki Drakkenheart, Kem'a Brom, Ryslo Suramlo, Sehya Veqhici, Sigmund Lorimer, Caur Haragin, Waht'ya Zangholo