Kai strode down the hill after Heinrick and Benepal towards the burning village, the others following aswell. Adrenaline started to surge through his system, he gripped his sword and shield tighter. They could make a difference here, they could help these people defend themselves from the Beastmen, perhaps even find the vampires themselves there and end it all here and now.
The group cautiously apporached the village behind Heinrick, well all of them apart from Nysard that is. He charged past them all on his horse and recklessly went ahead on his own. "Damn fools going to get himself torn apart" Kai muttered and then ran after him.
Kai caught up with Nysard after he dismounted his horse and sent it away from the danger of the village. But as they went to move towards the village together Kai fully saw who exactly was attacking the village. It wasn't the beastmen, it wasn't the vampire either. It was somehow even more shocking and disturbing.
The villagers were being attacked........by eachother.
Not just the men either, the women and children were killing each other aswell. What madness had taken over these people? There was no tactics or efficency to the battle, it was an all out free for all, the people seemed to be attacking with their most basic instincts, some using actual weapons, others using makeshift weapons out of anything lying around, the most disturbing ones were using no weapons at all.
Heinrick and the rest of the group caught up with them and also stood frozen to observe the carnage. Kai heard Heinrick say to himself "Well this makes things abit more complicated and slightly confusing." there was no emotion in his voice, it was merely an underhand comment, a problematic event that didn't bother him as much as it was just in his way. Kai was once again forcefully reminded of how cold-hearted the man appeared and his mistrust for the man crept back in, having been simmering under the surface for a while.
Before he could say anything though Heinrick turned to them and said. "Stay here and out of trouble until i get back, im going to find out what in Sigmar's name is going on here and for the love of the gods dont get into fights just yet, but if your attacked then defends yourselves." and with that he disappeared to presumably somehow find out what the hell was going on.
Kai wasn't going to just stand around whilst people were being murdered by their own family and friends. He turned to Aldegar and Nysard, he knew they would feel the same way "Damn the hunters words, we've got to try and save these people! Are you both with me?" He listened for their replies and then turned to head into the village. Just as he did however, three gore soaked men charged out of a burning building towards them, weapons raised.
One was wielding a pitchfork and ran straight at Kai. Kai braced himself for the coming charge, holding his sword low and his shield ready to block. But as the man closed the distance between them, Kai was stuck my a powerful rotting smell, so bad that he almost doubled over retching. He quickly composed himself just in time to see the man thrust his pitchfork towards his abdomen. Kai brought his shield across to cover his body just in time, the pitchfork had enough power behind the thurst to puncture the shield, one of the spikes missing Kais arm by inches. Kai then got a close look at the man and almost retched again.
The man was covered in blood, looking as if he had actually bathed in it. His eyes stared furiously into Kais, they were angry and bloodshot, looking more feral and animalistic than then beastmens somehow. The worst bit however was that he was chewing on what looked horrifyingly like several human fingers. He screamed at Kai, launching several through the air as he did. This man was beyond saving Kai decided.
The man wrenched back on his pitchfork and took Kais shield along with it. "Shit" Kai said out loud. Snarling the man swung his pitchfork at him again, Kai smashing the blow aside with his sword in a two handed grip. He then lunged forward as the man was momentarily exposed and cut a deep slash across his chest. The man howled out in pain and rage and swung again, Kai again bringing his sword up to block the attack. His sword got caught between the prongs of the pitchfork however and twisted the weapon out of his hand.
"Ohhhh double shit!" He moaned, stumbling backwards weaponless. As he backpeddled from the man he tripped over and landed flat on his back hard. The man screamed and ran fowards again, desperatly Kai reached down to his boot and drew the knife he had strapped to it and threw it at the charging brute. He was unfortunaetly no hunter or trained warrior though and the knife impacted the mans head handle first instead of the blade. It still did the job though, the man cried out in agony and fell over himself. It was the only opening Kai was going to get.
Jumping to his feet he ran forwards and dived onto the man, wrapping his arm around his neck in a choke hold like he would do to Aldegar when they play fighted when they were younger. Only he wasn't playing this time, he tightened his arm as much as he could, the man thrashed desperatly as the air was choked out of him, his limbs flying in all directions, but still Kai held on, almost losing his grip as he weakened. He began muttering a prayer to Sigmar for help. A brief feeling of righteousness flowed through him, strengthening him for a moment, where it had come from he didn't know. He renewed his hold on the man who then let out one final twitch and then went limp, his eyes rolling into the back of his head.
Kai stood up, panting with exertion. He had just killed another man, the beastmen were one thing, but a fellow man was something else. And where has that burst of strength come from? Adrenaline he presumed. He looked around and saw the others fighting their own battles, he was now weaponless though, he couldn't see his sword or knife anywhere. He yelled out "I'll be back in a minute!" before charging into the village to find a weapon to help the others with. A move that in retrospect probably wasn't the safest option.
Last edited by Angel of Blood; 01-23-11 at 04:21 PM.