Castle Graylskull (Dark U Location)

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Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

The Legend Begins

Castle Graylskull
Castle Graylskull

Fabled to have been built brick by brick from the foundation up by the then Grimm Patriarch, Baron Cecil Grimm, Castle Graylskull is a fortified multilayer structure established at the height of the family's monster hunting prestige. An aggrandized intelligentsia of sophisticated cultivation. Within its legendary halls the generational hunters have secretly amassed am unrivaled collection of exclusive antiquities and mysterious artifacts.

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Diversity of nearly 60,000 plus esoteric pieces from the prehistoric era to the 16th century have earned this architectural masterpiece idiosyncratic and diacritical acclaim. Exhibiting never before seen paintings, sculptures, objects d'art, and archeological rarities found nowhere else in the World.

Artistic and noble portraits line the castle's Heritage Hall visually premiering the Grimm to Grayl lineage, as well as the shadowy inheritance of the underground brotherhood of nightmare slaying true bloods tasked with the eradication of London's monstrous horrors.

With this dangerous and potential fatal pursuit in mind, Castle Graylskull has continued to evolve through the generations. With each succession not only guarding the castle's vast resources, but advanced the ever expanding fortification with wards, objects and incantations as the realms of magic and men continue to bleed into one another.

One such example of this would be the castle's centerpiece, a monolithic column known as 'Pan's Piller.'

Pan's Pillar
Pan's Pillar

A innovative piece of hybrid ingenuity. Part clock part experimental radar, Pan's Piller is rumored to have the ability to track and locate supernatural phenomena.

Its entire brass and copper inner workings remain visible to the naked eye. Enormous electrical wires tail off from its bass beyond the castle walls to a place unknown to all but the brothers Grayl.

Decorative date plants line the front plaza adding a natural aura of floral decadence. However, like most aesthetic inside the castle, the floral arrangements hold a greater significance. Many having numerous medicinal purpose and counter agents to supernatural infections.

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The Titan
The Titan

Undoubtedly however, thee, main feature of the House of Grayl is the massive copper and gold Titan. Mythical protector and the first Grimm to protect the realm. Fully adorned in his legendary armor, Lionsbain, the Titan acts as a gateway into the mote surrounding the castle. Further inside the main entrance, a large atrium with extensively restored statues and sculptures, premiere a certain pursuit of excellence and historical achievement.

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The Titan's arms are fully animatronic and wield the majestic broadsword, the Arctic Fang. As the myth goes the blade was forged from sacred arctic metals of the North and fabricated into a ceremonial cutlas. But unshackled from the restraints of tradition, the Arctic Fang is the only Grimm family heirloom not to have been handed down from generation to generation. Yet it remains as sharp as the first day in which it saw battle, as deadly as the day it tasted its first drops of blood.

Baptized in the essence of their bloodline's creed, the brother Grayl have silently positioned themselves as an unseen corner stone of London's hushed war on the monster's that torment the night.

Though far removed from the glory of their predecessors, more exiles then aristocrats, the brother's radical faction never the less help ensure the world of man continues to rise and flourish in the face of the long night.Birthed of tradition as much as of myth and intrigue, the Grayls claim to be the grand decedents of the notorious Grimms.

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A proclamation held in high esteem among the blood born bearers of the distinction. Like their ancestors, the Grayls are rebellious as it pertains to their views and relations towards the royal crown. Though they continue to secretly serve and protect the streets of London. Vigilantly fulfilling their hereditary obligation as stoic warriors and pure blooded extremist.

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#1 Posted by Zauberin (6122 posts) - - Show Bio

Let there be

LIFE!!!!
LIFE!!!!

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#3 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio
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#6 Edited by Hegemon (11521 posts) - - Show Bio

OOH. Time to do something here.

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#9 Posted by _Grifter_ (13130 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting.

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#11 Posted by _Strigidae_ (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@_grifter_ said:

Interesting.

hahaha I hate you

HAhaah! It's not just me!
HAhaah! It's not just me!

But lovingly, in jest, lovingly...

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#13 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

But lovingly, in jest, lovingly...

lol of course.

'in gest'
'in gest'

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#14 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@_grifter_: I'm calling bullsh!t!!! No way Deathstroke gets murk'd by JH

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#15 Posted by _Grifter_ (13130 posts) - - Show Bio

@jacob_grayl: LMAO

It was before he was Deathstroke and Crixus.

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#16 Edited by Samuel_Grayl (12 posts) - - Show Bio
Those Who Stand Against Us Will Be Laid To Rest Beneath Us.
Those Who Stand Against Us Will Be Laid To Rest Beneath Us.

Dope Castles Are Dope!

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#17 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@_grifter_: lol some horse poppy

Those Who Stand Against Us Will Be Laid To Rest Beneath Us.
Those Who Stand Against Us Will Be Laid To Rest Beneath Us.

Dope Castles Are Dope!

*special family forearm handshake

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#18 Posted by ParagonxXx (5696 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice! Now where have I heard that name of that castle before? Sounds an aweful lot like the one I know...

"I HAVE THE POWER!"

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#19 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@paragonxxx: HA! Yes hahah was really hoping someone would appreciate that :D

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#20 Posted by Samuel_Grayl (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Samuel Grayl
Samuel Grayl

Samuel Grayl, the youngest of the Grayl Brothers. One of the Impure Ones who's mere existence was a constant reminder of the stained past of the House of Grimm. The House of Grimm was once a simple family long ago, but when the population of monsters and ghouls continued to grow they could not simply stand aside as the abominations took over the world they lived on. So, a simple family from the rural Southwest England bore arms and took the fight to the miscreations that plagued their view of a perfect world. Monsters the "predators" of the world became the Prey of the House of Grimm. Even when their physical attributes could no longer hold up to the struggles of battle, they took to the research of the countless targets and helped in whatever way they could.

Rising to Fame of the dominant family of Monster Hunters, but their elite capabilities of hunting Monsters was the product of elders of the group going directly against the family's belief in purity. Members of the Grimm House had either captured Monsters for experimentation or for breeding resulting in the tainting of the Blood of Grimm. The House was so struck by this discovery that they reacted in several ways. One, the House enforced stricter breeding on themselves to rid their blood of abomination that coursed through it. Two, they shed their once proud name of Grimm to avoid embarrassment and in hopes to rid the reminder of their mistake. The Final Change was the most important, the House formerly known as Grimm took to the name Grayl after the Holy Grail a symbol of purity and holiness.

Even though The Family's capabilities in monster hunting declined with the loss of Monster blood in their veins, and even though their fame and reputation fell with it, the Family knew these changes had to be done for their beliefs.

The cleansing of their blood through generations was a valiant effort and to a point, very successful, but it didn't fully rid the family of its "mistake", it simply diluted the stains coursing through them. Those sharing the blood of Monsters and Grayls were referred to as The Impure Ones, Grayls blessed with the power to hunt the monsters that plagued them, but cursed with sharing the blood they looked to rid the world of.

Samuel Grayl and his brothers shared this burden. Each of them dealt with the burden in their own way. Samuel took to the heavens, repeatedly bathing in Holy Water and reading the word of God to the point where he recited verses almost instinctively, and constantly being found praying to the Lord above, like now where he was found in kneeling in the Castle Graylskull's Chapel.

"Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen."

He finished the Lord's Prayer by touching his forehead, the middle of his chest, and then each of his shoulders to make a cross. Samuel Grayl like the other Impure Ones was treated unequally by family members that believed he was no better than the monster they hunted. Samuel, on the other hand, believed himself to a necessary evil, an equalizer for God Among A Demon Plagued World. For this very reasoning, he didn't hide his face as much as his brothers. He believed Only God could judge him, so he didn't hide his face's scar (a birth effect from sharing the blood of their enemies) and he didn't cover his face because there is no hiding from their savior. So, he to a point was unashamed for his tainted blood, he believed it helped him cleanse the world better and made him capable of shaping God's World in his image, in a human image.

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#21 Posted by Dorian_Gray_ (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh Dorian Gray, never-fading flower! He of the smooth skin and bright eyes, he for whom age runs off like water from wax. Oh Dorian Gray, most wretched of them all! Adonis with a painted shadow. The mirror he so oft stares into does not drain his time away, though it may have snatched his soul.

Let us recap: Dear Dorian Gray, so young and naïve, fell to the follies of a certain gentleman who stuffed his ears with pretty nonsense, and in the process made him fear Old Age above all else. He grew envious of his own portrait, and made a dark deal. From then on, his portrait took all his age, which would have been fine as of itself. But oh no, Dorian had to go and be cruel, and his portrait took a twist of the lips which Dorian could not bear. And then, later, there was blood on his hands. Several people died, but not Dorian. All of Dorian’s friends though are dead and gone, but that’s okay because he’s made some new ones. Some of them go ‘bump’ in the night. Dorian’s never been one to fall in with the right crowd.

Today (and the days do blend together ever so much) Dorian has a bit of amusement. He is to visit Castle Graylskull (and try ever so hard to keep it from becoming Grayskull, he knows how quick to violence these Grayls can be). They may or may not be expecting him, and he knows there’s a possibility that he’ll merely stand before the moat for an hour or so before being turned away. But they might know what he has to offer. The Portrait of course. The Grayls have one of the greatest, most exotic art collections in the world. They would die to have it. And Dorian had no intention of parting with it, but he could pretend. Anything for a little excitement.

He goes to the castle on foot. He’d rather take a carriage, but that simply won’t do. He needs to make a good impression. A normal person would most certainly fail, as they would arrive at the castle sweaty and panting, not at all how a gentleman should be. Dorian knows that his Portrait must have a sheen of perspiration on its wrinkly, disgusting brow.

It is a rather long walk, and Dorian grows bored. His frame of mind is such that the vast fortress evokes very little in him as it rises over the horizon, little more than a desire to be there already and get out of the sun.

He arrives at the moat and waits. It takes all his composure not to sit and dangle his feet over the water, but he is a proper gentleman – or so he tells himself – and it is simply not done that way.

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#24 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@dorian_gray_: (that was great. clever idea incorporating the portrait into the Grayl's obsession for antiquities and elusive oddities. I want that portrait! lol)

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By the power of Graylskull (Sorry couldn't resist)
By the power of Graylskull (Sorry couldn't resist)

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#27 Posted by Lady_Ardor (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Love this (and the name lol) I'll have to figure out a way to get Lady Ardor to visit

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#28 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

By the power of Graylskull (Sorry couldn't resist)
By the power of Graylskull (Sorry couldn't resist)

hahah dont apologize, its the entire point!

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#29 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio
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#30 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@samuel_grayl:

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Jacob watched his brother's display of dogmatic devotion from behind the veil of yet another freshly fabricated mask. His head oddly keeled to one side, it was curiosity not malice which fueled his physical mockery of Christ on the Cross. Bringing both arms up making sure to keep his wrists limp, the blasphemous replication was the peculiar Hunter of Horror's aberrant attempt to connect with the unseen appeal of his brother's faith. Samuel would understand this. His brother had often explored the fundamental teachings of faith, if for no other reason then to study and dissect its philosophies. And in doing so had adopted a more liberal sense in regards to the Ecclesiastical Enigma's beliefs. And vice versa. Jacob's intentions were not birthed from a place of mockery, he simply saw the World in a different light. Unique idiosyncratic mannerisms were his form of cryptic communication, and only his brother's knew the decipher.

@dorian_gray_:

As he finished, the strange wrist mounted device on Jacob's wrist and forearm sprang to life. Its exposed inner-workings turning and spinning with precision and exquisite execution. Something supernatural approached, rarely had the castle received such a bold visitor. The act alone warranted further investigation.

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With a sensationalized quick draw the Mask of Many drew out a spectacular hand held achromatic weapon. Its custom art nouveau ascetics concealed its visual purpose as a steam-powered Grapnel. In one acrobatic motion Jacob fired and was launched high into the rafters of the chapel. And then from there, simply vanished behind the monopoly of shadows only to astonishingly reappear at the castle's massive draw-bridge.

With his boot he aggressively shoved the spoked wheel anchoring the bridge and caused it to free-fall open in what few would consider a welcoming invitation. Jacob simply stood with his hands clutching the open ribs of his cloak's collar. His expressionless mask stoically concealing any signs of emotion, concern or agitation as he mutely stared at the unknown arrival.

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#31 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (26773 posts) - - Show Bio

@jacob_grayl: it's a shame I can't really visit in character. Cause you know, how you kill monsters and all ;)

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#32 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@_mistress_redhead_: Didnt seem to stop Mister Grey

But you're right. I could not promise your safety here
But you're right. I could not promise your safety here

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@jacob_grayl:

But you will be stopped, you must be stopped...


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#41 Posted by Madam_Mina (45 posts) - - Show Bio

@jacob_grayl:

I fight for the justice of youth, you fight to wipe out anyone different to your precious family. How are we on the same side?
I fight for the justice of youth, you fight to wipe out anyone different to your precious family. How are we on the same side?

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#42 Posted by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@madam_mina: We slay nightmares. We hunt horrors.

You're not a nightmare, are you Mrs Harker?
You're not a nightmare, are you Mrs Harker?

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#43 Edited by Dorian_Gray_ (23 posts) - - Show Bio

@jacob_grayl:

Dorian yawned, staring almost accusingly at the castle. He had told himself that he would be fine with being turned away, but the fact of the matter is he had come a long way and while he had an unlimited amount, it was still a waste of time.

To some, it would seem that Dorian was foolish and brazen to come here like this, and they would not be wrong. Yet there was more happening than what meets the eye. Dorian had a few tricks up his sleeve, and he more than believed that they would keep him safe from harm. He had rigged the deck and had a hand full of aces.

At last, oh joy, something happened! With a mighty creak the bridge slammed open, causing Dorian to leap back in shock. He immediately regained his composure, adjusting his coat as if nothing had happened at all, he had been standing stock still the entire time.

There was a figure on the other side of the bridge, looking rather intimidating. Even though he was assured of his immortality and blah, blah, blah, he felt a hint of fear in his belly. The person on the other side of the bridge was formidable, and Dorian recalled some of the rumors he had heard about the Grayls. They couldn’t possibly eat children, could they? No, that went against what Dorian assumed they stood for, though you just never know. He could turn around and go home, he told himself, knowing full well that it was too late for that. Taking a deep breath, he slowly crossed the bridge, making a show of peering into the moat and looking up at the castle. At a respectful distance from the other figure he stopped.

“Hello. I’m Dorian Gray. If you’ve heard of me you’ve probably been travelling in the wrong circles.” He chuckled. “I believe you know why I’m here, though if you don’t I’ll be forced to enlighten you.” That sounded rather violent. “I mean that in the most pacifistic of ways.” Now it sounded like he had no backbone. He masked his annoyance at himself and continued. “Now then, are you going to show me around? Or at least offer me some tea, I’ve been out here a long time and I’m parched.”

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#44 Posted by Samuel_Grayl (12 posts) - - Show Bio

@dorian_gray_: @jacob_grayl:

Samuel turned around to see his brother Jacob mimicking his hand gestures. He was what some would consider sloppy in the motions, but Samuel found the whole action admirable. Jacob attempted at least to understand Samuel's unique belief in Christ, and didn't mock him like others who found it hypocritical for him to preach cleansing the world when he shared the darkness that plagued it. The Sermon Slayer bowed his head to his brother acknowledging his presence, but when he went back to raise it, he saw the device spring to life and Jacob shoot up to the rafter seconds later. Samuel's sight trailed his brother's movements, and then as he vanished, Samuel lowered his gaze. "It would seem we have a visitor, an unholy one at that." Samuel turned around to face the cross one last time, "If you would excuse me, Father, I must do thy bidding." Samuel steadily walked out of the Chapel, and then as his foot left the sacred ground he went to a dead sprint to accompany his brother in greeting the foolish monster that did not understand their place.

Samuel's footsteps slowed down as he saw his brother once again in his sight. The drawbridge had already been lowered and the monster had already been walking across. He looked human, this man didn't share the physical deformities of what most considered monsters. When people spoke of monster they did not describe beasts like the man across from the Grayl Brothers, but for the most part neither did vampires or werewolves until they were provoked to show the beasts within them.

Dorian Gray was the monster's name he gave them. The Grayl Brothers had at least heard of the name, but they had been busy with other creatures that haunted the night rather than the gentleman that stood before them. When the abomination spoke of itself being forced to enlighten them, Samuel's grip on his sword tightened a physical reaction as if to say, "Please do." Even when the "gentleman" realized his mistake and tried to correct it, the youngest Grayl's grip did not ease. The man must not have understood his place, where he was at, and most certainly who the Grayl family was because the creature had the audacity to ask for tea and to be shown around the Castle. The Grayls actively hunted monsters and put them down, so they most certainly didn't sit around speaking current events with them. Samuel Grayl had had enough of the man standing before them, "State your business now, Dorian." The Soldier of God was straight to the point, he'd rather not have this thing on their property longer than they had to, so it was best to cut through the proper things to do when having guests like tea.

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#45 Edited by Dorian_Gray_ (23 posts) - - Show Bio

@jacob_grayl: @samuel_grayl:

First there was one, then there were two! Dorian assumed that these were the Grayls, judging by the sheer air of intimidation they gave off. What did he know about the Grayls? Very little. The amount of research he had done before this little excursion of his was ‘none at all’, and he did not keep up with current affairs. This merely seemed like a fun adventure, something a little out of the ordinary with a hint of danger. As such, he did not realize exactly how big a mistake he was making. It did not occur to him that someone might be able to stare into his porcelain-perfect face and see the monster within.

Dorian was more dangerous then they could possibly know, and he (being Dorian) knew it. He was more than an immortal pretty face, and while he couldn’t do anything like, say, control paint, he had his own abilities. If the Grayls so much as laid a finger on him they were in for a surprise. Not that there was much they could do to him anyway (Dorian naïvely thought).

State your business now, Dorian,” said the more recently arrived of the Grayls. Dorian scowled. “You’re certainly to the point,” he said. He didn’t understand why the two were so on edge. Dorian sighed dramatically. “I came because I just so happened coincidentally to come into possession of an item I believed would interest you,” he said. “I don’t want to say much more in the open, but it’s a portrait of sorts, one which,” he leaned in closer, though not that much closer, there were still several feet between Dorian and the Grayls, “holds the soul of an immortal!” He straightened up. “Don’t ask how it came into my possession, it’s a long and turgid story,” he said. “Anyway, I heard you collect such oddities, and thought perhaps we could make a deal.

Dorian Gray, playing with matches! Don’t be surprised when the whole house goes down. And for what purpose? Well only Dorian knows.

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#46 Edited by Jacob_Grayl (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@samuel_grayl: @dorian_gray_:

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The Clockwork Phantom's fingers delicately coiled around the decorative hilt of his remarkable blade. Its horizontal position along the crest of his lowerback was an unorthodox method of positioning, its black sheath held in place by his right gloved hand while the left firmly compressed around its stock causing an unmistakable echo of constricting leather.

But as the brazen man, unblemished by the ravages of time, explained his tale and subtly orated the legendary fable of the immortal portrait of Dorian Grey, Jacob's visual hostility slowly began to dissipate. A self-professed expert in the outre, such an enticing proposition was simply to enigmatic to readily forfeit out of hand.

Through little more then a series of obscure head tilts and shifting psychical disposition the mute Hunter of Horrors expressed his desire to hear the immortal aristocrat out. Jacob had always harbored a more open minded approach to his family's monster killing practices. A resource was a resource regardless of the purity, or lack there of, of their blood.

However the generational monster slayer was not so foolish or ill-read not to have diligently studied the long lived and secretly homicidal blueblood's fantastical legend. There would be no cost or coin large enough to persuade Dorian to surrender the source of his supernatural abilities. But Jacob was intrigued none the less.

Again glancing towards Samuel, Jacob quietly alluded once again to his opinion that they should indeed welcome the man in for a drink and a chat. Regardless, should his brother opt for a more...violent interaction Jacob would not hesitate or falter in his duty to uphold his brother's play, back his moves no matter the scenario.

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#47 Posted by Samuel_Grayl (12 posts) - - Show Bio

@dorian_gray_: @jacob_grayl:

Walk with us
Walk with us

It was true what Mr. Gray said, that the Grayls kept artifacts and others items of the supernatural. How the gentleman before them knew this, Samuel was unsure. The whole situation unfolding before them was strange, a monster coming to the front steps of the main location of a group monster hunters was strange, and now offering a peculiar artifact in exchange for something from them. Samuel didn't like it, but his brother did. Jacob made sure that Samuel alone saw that he was interested in hearing the man out. Samuel would have rather they struck the abomination down right then and there, but he understood his brother's opinion on the matter. Dorian Gray, a relatively known monstrosity wandered to their castle and was willing to part with a portrait containing the soul of an immortal, and now the gentleman was willing to part with it, in exchange for a deal with the very people that hunted down his kind. Samuel with all honesty couldn't disagree with his brother's motives to hear the deal out.

Samuel followed through with their interest in finding more about Dorian Gray's deal and further more his real motive for coming out to Castle Graylskull. "Very well, Mr. Gray. If you choose to part ways with the artifact in order for a deal, walk with us and speak your terms." Samuel gestured to the space between himself and the Jacob signaling for Dorian to walk between them so they could both hear (and attack if necessary). In unison, both Jacob and Samuel would turn once Dorian got in his appropriate position and they would begin to walk farther into the castle. The reason for these actions was simple, by having Dorian in the middle of them, should the interaction turn into more than spoken words, then the two Grayl Brothers would have the advantage by being on both sides of the "man". The reason for keeping the man in the castle was familiarity. The gentleman known as Dorian Gray had no experience within the walls of Castle Graylskull, while Jacob and Samuel could possibly maneuver around it blindfolded. These were all precautions that would favor them should this be anything different than what Mr. Gray portrayed as his true intentions.

Dorian would probably look to Samuel to discuss the matters with, and he would continue the conversation in return, but in actuality, it wasn't Samuel's conversation to have. It was Jacob's. Samuel would answer and question in the way he best saw fit for his mute brother, and hopefully, all the information he received would suffice enough for Jacob to make the final decision on the matter. Little body signals from Jacob would help Samuel along the way. To most, this would be difficult, but to the Brothers Grayl this form of communication had become second nature when dealing with Jacob's inability to speak. The very instance with Dorian Gray was no different.

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#48 Posted by Dorian_Gray_ (23 posts) - - Show Bio

@jacob_grayl: @samuel_grayl:

Things had looked rather bleak for a while there, Dorian had to admit. There were a lot of unspoken threats about swords and things like that. Dorian personally preferred dueling pistols (he did not have any on him), but he guessed swords were respectable too. He would have liked to examine these swords more closely, but he knew the only opportunity he would get for that is if they were up against his neck.

"Very well, Mr. Gray. If you choose to part ways with the artifact in order for a deal, walk with us and speak your terms." Well, that wasn’t too terribly difficult then, was it? He’d have to figure out a way to worm himself out of the situation, but that was his specialty. Someone usually ended up dead, but not Dorian, and that’s what mattered.

Dorian took up his position between the two Grayls. His black heart fluttered in his chest, and he silently chided himself for his fear. He may have gotten himself into a bit of a sticky situation, but he was in no actual danger. He was probably the most dangerous thing in the castle. He started to smile and immediately forced himself to stop. He couldn’t afford like he was up to something, mainly because he was up to something.

Well that sounds like a fine idea, gentlemen,” said Dorian. “You see-” he stopped. He had just entered the castle proper, and it left even him speechless. For the briefest of moments he thought that this actually might be a good place to keep his portrait, but only for a moment. He wanted to see more. He’d have to keep the Grayls guessing while he took in the wonders of this place. Beauty attracts beauty, he thought, and this time he really did smile. “You see, this object I came into possession of in purely uninteresting and legal means is very valuable indeed, and I, not knowing what you have to exchange for it, wonder what you think it’s worth. I have had it appraised by someone who knows such things, so don’t think you can cheat me.” Dorian once again mentally kicked himself. He should not have mentioned the appraiser, for he was a good friend of his and these Grayls might take an interest.

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#49 Posted by valken (1663 posts) - - Show Bio

Soon going to make a post here!

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#50 Posted by Musa_Bashir (1070 posts) - - Show Bio

Ya let one monster through the gate and they all start showing up! lol