Wrath_BDB: *guiding @Phury_BDB deep into the cave*
Phury_BDB: *treading slowly as I am led to my destiny, one with the Brotherhood*
DariusBDB: *leading @Zsadist_BDB behind his brother*
Zsadist_BDB: *letting myself be led by unknown hands along a glossy floor, head down, hands tight behind my back*
DariusBDB: *stopping before the altar, addressing @Zsadist_BDB and @Phury_BDB* You
are unworthy to enter herein as you stand now. Nod your affirmation.
DariusBDB: @Phury_BDB @Zsadist_BDB Now, speak herein that you are unworthy.
Zsadist_BDB: *unable to steady my trembling voice* @DariusBDB I am unworthy.
Phury_BDB: *in unison with @Zsadist_BDB* @DariusBDB I am unworthy.
Wrath_BDB: *shouting in protest in the Old Language*
Vishous_BDB: *shouting in protest*
DariusBDB: *raising my voice in words of protest in the Old Language*
Rhage_BDB: *Shouting loudly in protest*
Murhder_BDB: *Shouting in protest in the Old Language*
DariusBDB: @Phury_BDB @Zsadist_BDB Though you are not worthy, you desire to become as such this night. Nod your affirmations.
DariusBDB: @Phury_BDB @Zsadist_BDB Now say that you wish to become worthy.
Zsadist_BDB: *listening for @Phury_BDB’s voice* @DariusBDB I wish to become worthy.
Phury_BDB: *hearing @Zsadist_BDB speak, joining my voice with his* @DariusBDB I wish to become worthy.
Vishous_BDB: *Cheering loudly in the Old Language*
Rhage_BDB: *Cheering hard*
DariusBDB: *Cheering loudly in approval, raising my fist in the air*
Wrath_BDB: *Cheering in the Old Language*
Murhder_BDB: *Showing my support, fists raised, cheering loudly in the Old Language*
DariusBDB: *speaking solemnly* @Phury_BDB @Zsadist_BDB There is only one way to become worthy and it is the right and proper way.
DariusBDB: *pausing reverently* @Phury_BDB @Zsadist_BDB Flesh of our flesh. Nod your affirmations.
Zsadist_BDB: *nodding at @DariusBDB*
DariusBDB: @Phury_BDB @Zsadist_BDB Now, say that you wish to become flesh of our flesh.
Phury_BDB: *calling out* @DariusBDB I wish to become flesh of your flesh.
Zsadist_BDB: *hearing @Phury_BDB, answering with him* @DariusBDB I wish to become flesh of your flesh.
Wrath_BDB: *Chanting in the Old Language, moving toward @Phury_BDB and @Zsadist_BDB*
Rhage_BDB: *Moving toward @Phury_BDB @Zsadist_BDB chanting low in the Old Language*
Vishous_BDB: *Moving toward @Phury_BDB and @Zsadist_BDB, chanting
DariusBDB: *chanting with my Brothers as we move in formation*
Murhder_BDB: *Moving toward @Phury_BDB and @Zsadist_BDB, chanting in the Old Language*
Zsadist_BDB: *flinching at the movement behind me, at first striking fear, then calming as I find myself moving with them, chanting*
Phury_BDB: *feeling a joining, a union as I move alongside @Zsadist_BDB and the others, being led again until we reach an open space and are halted*
Zsadist_BDB: *being directed up stairs to God knows what fate, fear licking at me though this is what I asked for, wanted*
Phury_BDB: *knowing whatever it is I must face, this will keep my twin, @Zsadist_BDB at my side, safe*
Scribe_Virgin: *with deep authority* Who proposes these males?
DariusBDB: *voice strong and sure* I, Darius, warrior of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, do. @Scribe_Virgin
Scribe_Virgin: *projecting loudly* Who rejects these males?
Zsadist_BDB: *the silence deafening and relieved by it at the same time.*
Phury_BDB: *hearing a welcomed and reassuring silence in response to the @Scribe_Virgin’s question*
Scribe_Virgin: On the basis of testimony from @Wrath_BDB, and upon the proposal by @DariusBDB
Scribe_Virgin: I find these males before me, @Phury_BDB and @Zsadist_BDB, descended of the line of the great warrior, Ahgony
Scribe_Virgin: and of the blooded maternal line of the noble female, Naseen, appropriate for nomination unto the Brotherhood. You may begin.
DariusBDB: Turn @Phury_BDB, reveal him.
Wrath_BDB: *turning @Phury_BDB, removing his robe and walking away*
DariusBDB: Lift thine eyes, @Phury_BDB
Zsadist_BDB: *heart pounding in my chest, nervous for @Phury_BDB, palms sweating, keeping my stare focused on the glossy floor.*
Phury_BDB: *Lifting my eyes to see all of the brothers in the flickering light of candles*
DariusBDB: @Phury_BDB Step back against the wall and hold to the pegs. *nodding at @Wrath_BDB to begin*
Phury_BDB: *Backing up against the wall, gripping the pegs, lifting my chest in pride, settling against the cool stone*
Wrath_BDB: *pulling on the barbed glove, gripping the dagger and approaching @Phury_BDB*
Zsadist_BDB: *lack of sight doing a number on my head, fear increasing with every passing moment @Phury_BDB*
Phury_BDB: *keeping composed as @Wrath_BDB stands before me and draws a line down his wrist with the dagger*
Wrath_BDB: *bleeding into the skull, the chalice, turning to look @Phury_BDB in the eye as I lick my wound closed* My flesh.
Phury_BDB: *the heat of @Wrath_BDB as he approaches is not one of comfort*
Wrath_BDB: *cranking @Phury_BDB’s head to the side, and clamping down at the thick artery at his neck then pulling back* Your flesh.
Wrath_BDB: *hitting @Phury_BDB in the left pec with a hard throw of my fist, stepping back and handing off the glove to @Vishous_BDB*
Phury_BDB: *holding in a wince, wanting to yell but steeling myself against what might set @Zsadist_BDB off*
Phury_BDB: *adrenaline kicking in as @Vishous_BDB repeats the ritual and then @Rhage_BDB, finally @Tohrment_BDB*
Zsadist_BDB: *hearing the repeated slap of a fist hitting flesh, clenching my jaw and anchoring myself in place.*
Murhder_BDB: *smiling sinisterly as I approach the dais, sliding the dagger along my wrist and adding my blood to that of my Brothers*
Phury_BDB: *seeing the darkness in @Murhder_BDB’s eyes as he approaches, my will to resist pain growing weaker against the wounds on my flesh*
Murhder_BDB: *staring through slitted eyes* @Phury_BDB My flesh. *baring my fangs and sinking them into your neck* Your flesh.
Zsadist_BDB: *minutes taking hours to pass, fighting the urge to lift my eyes, to check on @Phury_BDB, just back from the brink of death*
Phury_BDB: *unsuccessfully trying to hold in a scream as @Murhder_BDB levels his heavy fist into my chest before handing off the glove to @DariusBDB*
Zsadist_BDB: *remaining stoic despite my instincts to fight flaring as @Phury_BDB’s scream rips through the cave.*
Phury_BDB: *finding a comfort in @DariusBDB’s eyes but no relief in his actions as he completes the ritual, fearing @Zsadist_BDB’s further suffering*
DariusBDB: *Turning to @Zsadist_BDB* Do you wish to forge this bond with your blooded twin?
Phury_BDB: *Inhaling sharply, fearing I heard @DariusBDB incorrectly. Looking @Zsadist_BDB*
Zsadist_BDB: *momentarily stunned, knowing this is not the normal way* @Darius_BDB I do.
DariusBDB: *Handing the glove to @Zsadist_BDB, nodding for him to perform the ritual*
Zsadist_BDB: *Remaining robed, keeping my eyes down until I am face to face with my twin. Locking eyes with @Phury_BDB*
Phury_BDB: *Looking into @Zsadist_BDB’s face, pride that we will now be brothers in another sense filling me*
Zsadist_BDB: *Slicing my wrist, pouring my blood into the chalice* My flesh. *biting into @Phury_BDB* Your flesh.
Zsadist_BDB: *Locking eyes with @Phury_BDB once more before slamming the glove into his chest. Stepping back away from the rest*
DariusBDB: *grabbing the filled chalice and holding it above my head* This is the first of us. Hail to him, the warrior who birthed the Brotherhood.
Vishous_BDB: *Shouting out a war cry*
Wrath_BDB: *Crying out in the Old Language as @DariusBDB holds the chalice*
Rhage_BDB: *Sending up a war cry*
DariusBDB: *Letting go of a loud war cry*
Murhder_BDB: *Yelling out in the Old Language*
DariusBDB: *turning to @Phury_BDB* Drink and join us.
Phury_BDB: *taking what is offered to me from @DariusBDB, drinking in thick gulps as the Brotherhood’s voices rise in chant*
DariusBDB: *taking the emptied vessel from @Phury_BDB* Grip the pegs, mine Brother.
Phury_BDB: *gripping the pegs as raw power rushes through me, overwhelming me, overtaking me, my body roaring, sound escaping my lungs—*
DariusBDB: *watching as @Phury_BDB falls limp against the wall, nodding to my Brothers @Wrath_BDB and @Vishous_BDB*
Vishous_BDB: *Holding onto @Phury_BDB as he moves away from the wall, helping him into his robe*
Phury_BDB: *Weak as hell but determined to see @Zsadist_BDB through this*
Murhder_BDB: *turning @Zsadist_BDB, removing his robe and walking away*
Zsadist_BDB: *feeling the cool air on my skin as my robe is removed.*
DariusBDB: Lift thine eyes, @Zsadist_BDB
Zsadist_BDB: *lifting my head, sucking in a breath at the sight of my surroundings, the scent of blood and sweat invading my nose.*
Zsadist_BDB: *frantically scanning for @Phury_BDB*
DariusBDB: @Zsadist_BDB Step back against the wall and hold to the pegs. *nodding at @Wrath_BDB to start the ritual anew*
Zsadist_BDB: *resisting the urge to fight back, the cool wall almost stinging my skin, reminding me of the scars that line my back as I grip the pegs*
Zsadist_BDB: *bracing myself as @Wrath_BDB brings the earlier sounds to life in front of me, his jaw strong around my neck*
Vishous_BDB: *taking the glove from @Wrath_BDB, slicing my wrist in a quick, precise move* @Zsadist_BDB. My flesh. *drawing my tongue up the wound*
Zsadist_BDB: *hearing a hiss emit from @Vishous_BDB as he approaches me*
Vishous_BDB: *tilting @Zsadist_BDB’s jaw with a firm hand and clamping down on his vein, stepping back* Your flesh.
Zsadist_BDB: *crying out as @Vishous_BDB’s fist makes sharp contact with my chest*
Phury_BDB: *Leaning against a cave wall, fighting the urge to pass out. Needing to be here for @Zsadist_BDB*
Vishous_BDB: *handing off the glove to @Rhage_BDB*
Rhage_BDB: *scoring my wrist, adding my blood once again to the chalice* @Zsadist_BDB My flesh.
Zsadist_BDB: *gripping the pegs so tightly my hands have numbed*
Rhage_BDB: *dipping my head to @Zsadist_BDB’s neck, biting* Your flesh. *delivering a quick punch to his chest so he has no time to think about it*
Zsadist_BDB: *my chest screaming in pain, my neck throbbing as @Tohrment_BDB approaches me next, followed by the Brother @Murhder_BDB*
Murhder_BDB: *offering the glove to @DariusBDB to finish the ritual*
DariusBDB: *eyes steady and leveled at @Zsadist_BDB, drawing the dagger down my wrist, letting my blood intermingle with that of my Brothers* My flesh.
Zsadist_BDB: *Unexpectedly calming as @DariusBDB comes toward me, his eyes reassuring me*
DariusBDB: *bracing my palms on @Zsadist_BDB’s shoulders, looking into his eyes, then sinking my fangs into his vein* Your flesh.
DariusBDB: *drawing in a breath as I pull back my hand, then release, hitting @Zsadist_BDB in the pectoral*
DariusBDB: @Phury_BDB I give you the same offer I gave @Zsadist_BDB. Do you take it?
Phury_BDB: *Standing tall* @DariusBDB I do. *Walking up to @Zsadist_BDB, talking all my strength to do so*
Phury_BDB: *Slicing my wrist* My flesh. *Taking in @Zsadist_BDB’s face before biting his neck* Your flesh.
Zsadist_BDB: *Gripping the pegs, holding myself up. Nodding to @Phury_BDB. My brother*
Phury_BDB: *Hitting @Zsadist_BDB in the chest. Walking back to lean on the wall, my strength quickly draining*
DariusBDB: *grabbing the chalice, raising it above my head* This is the first of us. Hail to him, the warrior who birthed the Brotherhood.
Wrath_BDB: *Cries out in support of @Zsadist_BDB*
Rhage_BDB: *Yelling out*
Murhder_BDB: *Raising my fist in the air, yelling out in the Old Language for my brother, @Zsadist_BDB*
Vishous_BDB: *Shouting a war cry*
DariusBDB: *turning to @Zsadist_BDB, a smile playing at my lips* Drink and join us.
Zsadist_BDB: *taking the chalice from @DariusBDB, the power of the Brothers before me burning down my throat, their individual power tangling with mine*
Wrath_BDB: *Begins chanting in the Old Language*
Rhage_BDB: *chanting for @Zsadist_BDB*
Murhder_BDB: *chanting in the Old Language*
Vishous_BDB: *Chanting in the Old Language*
DariusBDB: *joining my brothers in chant*
Zsadist_BDB: *handing the skull back to @DariusBDB, bracing against the wall*
Zsadist_BDB: *undiluted power roaring to life in my veins, every nerve ending snapping, sparking, my body bucking in response*
Zsadist_BDB: *a sound like that of an animal ripping out of my lungs, muscles flexing, pumping—*
Phury_BDB: *Seeing @Zsadist_BDB has made it through, letting my body fall*
DariusBDB: *lifting @Zsadist_BDB from the floor as his eyes roll back in his head*
Wrath_BDB: *aiding @DariusBDB, carrying @Zsadist_BDB to the altar*
Vishous_BDB: *carrying @Phury_BDB with @Murhder_BDB to lay him next to his twin on the altar*
Rhage_BDB: *waiting for our new Brothers to awaken*
Phury_BDB: *coming awake, slowly, my twin @Zsadist_BDB’s face in front of my own, my stare adhering to his face*
Zsadist_BDB: *my eyes flicking open, comforted immediately by the sight of @Phury_BDB, speaking hoarsely* Brother Mine.