A small flash was seen nearby Pixel on Little Planet. A floating giant golden ring that seemed to be a portal to some other location. He didn't see who brought it, but it was starting to close now, and he'd need to hurry if he was going to get through.
This roleplay is set at the base roleplay point for Mercian characters, and is currently set to be placed in the wiki canon or be non-canon depending on the decision of the participants.
- Pixel the Hedgehog
- Leah Grimstone
Pixel starts to run towards the ring
Pixel found himself arriving in the clearing of a tall wood. The forest was quite large, far beyond in length than he could see, with the trees being spaced out by a half-dozen yards each, and the trunks being at least three or so yards. The tops of the trees were quite far up as well and the ground was a mix of dirt and sand, save the asphalt road.
At the end of the road was a tall metal and wood wall with a sign at the twenty-foot gates written in what appeared to be some kind of Gaelic-like language.
Pixel starts to look around scratching the back of his head. Pixel starts walking towards the sign.
He noticed there were some moving posts at the top of the wall, perhaps guards patrolling.
"Hey do you know where i am" Pixel says walking towards the wall
One of the posts stopped as a voice called down in a thick Irish accent "You are at the gates of the OwlsTown."
"Well can you let me in please" Pixel yelled up to the post.
"What do they call you?"
"Pixel but my friends call me Pix" Pixel yelled up to the post.
"You may wait at attention, Pixel!" The guard called down as the gates slowly opened.
Pixel stood outside of the village for a few seconds before stepping into the village
Inside was a very medieval yet clean-looking community made of wood, stone, and metal. The inhabitants were entirely owls. Ten guards formed at the entrance with a suited man approaching with a clipboard. "Pixel?" He addressed.
"uh yeah" Pixel said looking at the group nervously
"Place of origin?"
"... Occupation and intention?"
"adventurer and looking for the person who brought me to this place"
"Please take out any items you brought with you."
Pixel empties his pockets "this is ridiculous want me to undress next." he joked
"That won't be necessary," The man looked over what Pixel was carrying.
there was a rolled up twenty dollar bill along with some change "thats all I've got"
The man nodded. "You may enter," He stepped aside.
Pixel stepped around the suited man and started to wander around.
There were various signs about pointing to the small districts and the town square, but the most immediate piece of architecture was a cafe to his right.
"well i could go for a donut" Pixel said walking into the cafe
It was rather rustic in appearance, but they had working stoves. A very simple town. The menu was in the foreign language, but the people seemed to be speaking plain English. A few waiters stood about or walked about with plates.
Pixel walks over to a waiter "excuse me could i get a chocolate donut please"
The waiter looked over to the counter where displayed deserts were placed behind glass. "We have regular glazed doughnuts. Would you like one of those?"
"uh sure" Pixel said sitting down at an empty table
"Is that all, Sir?" The waiter walked over to the counter.
"yeah say has anything weird happed around here"
"That would depend on your definition," The waiter replied.
"How will you pay, Sir?" The owl behind the counter asked.
Pixel slides the twenty dollar bill to the owl behind the counter "like a big ring appearing out of nowhere"
The owl looked over the money with a raised eyebrow. "... Hm... Overlander money. Very well. A ring? How large?" The doughnut was pulled out and handed to him in a napkin.
"Like uh" Pixel stretch's his arms "this big"
"That must be a warp ring," The man nodded. "The Banshee girl has one. You would ask her."
"banshee alright where is she?"
"Her house is outside the village. There's a path on the right when you get out. She may not be home, but that would be your best chance."
"alright thanks for the tip and the donut" Pixel said walking out the door with the donut in his hand"
The waiter and man behind the counter gave a wave as Pixel strolled out. As soon as he got outdoors, however, a monstrous screech ws heard above the village as a swift shadow rushed overhead before vanishing from sight. The public flinched at it, some cowering.
Pixel runs up to a bystander "the heck was that?"
"The Vlasek," They answered quickly before quickly walking into a building.
"Wait the heck is a vlasek"
"A monster," Another person informed as the public slowly began getting back to normal.
"oh a monster great" Pixel said to himself walking towards the banshees house
Pixel exited the OwlsTown and saw there was a small stone-placed path some yards ahead to the right.
Pixel starts to walk down the path "hope this banshee will get me home" he said to himself
He had to go about a half mile before getting to a small white cottage in the woods.
"huh oh sweet" Pixel said running to the cottage
There was a small gate with flowers and grass on the other side. The door was closed.
"ah HELLO ANYONE HOME" Pixel yelled
No one responded on the other side.
"AH COME ON JUST NEED SOME HELP AND I HEARD YOU CAN" Pixel yelled.
Still no response came at the moment. There weren't any lights on but at the same time, it was only the middle of the day.
"ALRIGHT I'M COMING IN!" Pixel said hopping the gate
There wasn't a response to the gate-hopping but the door was closed still.
Pixel started to knock on the door " I won't leave until you help me"
No response came still. Either they were refusing to answer or perhaps no one was home. Then again, the Vlasek had just passed over about ten minutes ago, so they could have been hiding inside... or perhaps not. Anything was possible.
"Hey ah that Vlasek thing is gone so its safe to come out"
Still no response came.
Pixel tries to look though the window.
There was a living room, and a kitchen to the left of that. A hallway directly across.
Pixel tries to turn the knob to see if its locked.
The door was indeed locked.
"hm i guess i should try and find her" Pixel starts to climb the house to get the roof.
It wasn't hard, and in fact there was a chimney nearby.
Pixel gets on top of the chimney and starts to look around "come on gotta be around here somewhere"
The chimney wasn't particularly protected. If he were to enter, he could through here.
"well guess i should pull a Santa" Pixel said before jumping down the chimney "HO HO HO"
He was soon inside. The lights were off, and he got a little sooty but thankfully no fire was made recently. Books lined one of the walls, but he didn't hear anyone about at the moment. There were about four doors in the hallway, two on the right end, one on the left, and one at the back.
"uh hello anyone home!" Pixel said shaking off soot.
The house seemed empty, but then again, he hadn't inspected it all.
Pixel starts to open the door on the left still shaking off soot
It was a restroom.
Pixel walks over to the door in the back slowly opening the door "HELLO!!"
It was a bedroom. No one was inside. He heard something flapping outside.
Pixel walks out the front door runs to find the flapping.
The flapping suddenly stopped as he arrived outside... in fact, all the sounds stopped when he got outside. A single furry brown feather fell from just above him, past him.
Pixel slowly looks up to see where the feather came from.
A scarred, zombie-like owl in a tattered black and red tuxedo and jacket screeched down at him from a few inches above. A glue-white substance was around his body, stretching outward at the mutated overgrown claw-like talon hand/wings.
"ZOMBIE!" Pixel said running back inside
He could see the creature drop down in front of the doorway, staring in at him from outside with a bulging eye glare.
Pixel puts a chair under the knob "no way i'm letting you in!" he taunted.
The creature just growled lowly back at him for a while before demanding in a distorted low voice "GET, OUT..."
"look i just came here to get some help and why would i listen to a zombie and i'm not leaving until the banshee comes back" Pixel explained.
The creature gave another low growl before screeching at him, flying upward out of sight.
Pixel removes the chair from the door and walks outside "jeez that thing was loud"
Immediately as he exited, a giant claw, around 7 feet in length, came pounding down at him.
The claw catches Pixel and makes a shallow cut on his cheek.Pixel stumbles back into the door "that's cheating!!"
The claw took hold of Pixel in the process as he attempted to stumble back, now throwing him backward in front of the gate as the monster owl came down in front of him.
"okay guess we're doing this now!" Pixel said before spinning into the owl.
Upon hitting the owl, Pixel felt a sudden stinging on his body, the glue-like substance sticking to him. The creature simply growled, mumbling constantly under his breath.
"what are you saying and whats with the glue!" Pixel said getting visibly angry
"LEAVE!" The creature roared out, spiked bones and the strange substance moving out from his chest at Pixel as the substance continued to burn at his body.
"ARIGHT FINE" Pixel screamed before hopping the gate "okay we good!?!".
The mutations retracted as the creature walked toward him still, pointing behind Pixel as if to demand he go further away.
"So much for common courtesy" Pixel said taking two steps back.
"Intent!" The creature demanded. "Intent intent!"
"How many times do I have to say it I'M LOOKING FOR HELP!!!" Pixel yelled clearly growing angry.
"Never intrude, intruder yelling wrong speaks and banshee girl reasoning help," His sentences were greatly... scrambled, but there seemed to be a direct statement in there somewhere.
"Look i saw a warp ring and brought me here and i heard she has a warp ring so i hope she can take me home" Pixel explained
"Gnnnnnnn Patient in future not intrude, otherwise," The creature...warned?
"uh yeah sorry about that so can i get help?" pixel said scratching the back of his quills.
"Wait," The creature pointed firmly to the ground. "Hours past less two and return she here."
"uh alright" Pixel said sitting down.
The owl creature sat down as well, folding his arms with a stern expression slowly looking about from time to time. Thankfully it wasn't an hour before someone approached, but simply a few minutes.
A white-furred feline in a golden-brown dress approached from the road, with turquoise hair in duel-ponytails, large hands and feet, and crescent-moon eyes.Pixel ran up to the feline "excuse me are you the banshee?" Pixel said with a slight glimmer of hope.
"Yes?" She looked behind Pixel to the creature. She had a distinct Irish accent. "... So... you two met..."
"uh yeah" Pixel said pointing at his cut "what is that thing?"
"His name is Vlasek," Sissy explained.
The creature shot upward, flying away now.
"He... he's troubled..."
"WAIT THATS THE VLASEK!" Pixel yelled in surprise "sorry anyway i heard you have a warp ring?"
Her ears flattened back a bit. "Yes, I do. Did you need to go somewhere?"
"uh yeah i'll explain inside" Pixel said walking towards the gate.
"Inside my house?" She blinked.
"uh well i guess i could explain out here" Pixel said scratching the back of his quills.
"Uh well you see I'm not from here a warp ring just appeared and I just showed up?" Pixel explained
"It appeared on your world?"
"yeah there i was napping and then it just appeared do they not do that?" Pixel said embarrassed.
"They can open portals to different worlds... I think you must have come from the world I was visitng."
"Uh maybe but I didn't see anyone."
"I had my warp ring open for a bit so maybe that's how you go through? What was your world like?"
"uh well its pretty normal i've only went off little plant a few times but maybe some little planets don't have people"
"Little planet?" She questioned.
"its like a planet sized paradise but it only appears at never lake on moubis once a year" Pixel explained
"Never lak- ... wait, I think we have something like that here."
"Really oh wait forgot to introduce myself i'm Pixel nice to meet you" Pixel said smiling.
The banshee girl bowed slightly... well curtsied. "I'm Sissy. So, do you want to get back to your world now or did you want to look around here first?"
"i'd like to go back if you don't mind"
"Alright," She pulled out a large golden ring, holding it out. "You just touch this and think of your home."
"if you need anything come find me and thank you" Pixel said grabbing the ring.
"You're welcome. Please just make sure you don't take the ring with you after you go back."
"alright well guess i better go later!" Pixel said smiling thinking of home
The ring opened up and formed a portal.
Pixel walked towards the portal before looking back at Sissy "remember if you need any help come find me" Pixel said before walking into the portal.
The portal closed after him, leaving him back at Little Planet again.
Pixel slowly looked around before sitting down at a tree turk "wow different zones and some kind of zombie...what a fun day " Pixel said smiling
(Unless there's something else you want to introduce here, there's not much else to do in the roleplay after Pixel just left back home.)
(nah unless you wanna do something all i can think of is making bad future little planet)
(Well there were things that could have been done but that was before he went back.)
(well i may have an idea we could*inhales* REWIND!!!)
Back just before he went through the portal...
"well i guess i could go back later...so where did that Vlasek thing come form?" Pixel said looking around
"Where he lives or how he... came to be?"
"uh the latter" Pixel said confused
"Well... he was someone else once, but... he was attacked by a monster called 'The Leech'."
"wait what the heck is the leech and how did it make that" Pixel asked confused
"It's a monster. It... feeds off of people, their life force, and it can turn you into some kind of zombie-like drone. Vlasek was able to resist the creature's control, but now he's like that."
"wow that sucks...I feel bad for him"
"... Yes... His... 'house' is in the middle of Lake Mercia. I think that might be this world's... version of your 'Never-Lake'."
"huh i may check it out sounds interesting"
"I guess so... Let me just take care of some things first," She walked into the house.
"yeah alright i'll be here" Pixel said walking towards a tree before sitting against it.
She came out about a minute later. "Okay, it's this way," she started back through the tall woods.
Pixel starts to follow "so not a lot of people like Vlasek huh"
"He doesn't like a lot of people either," She nodded as they went. "He acts like a protector for everyone here but... most don't really see it that way. He just scares people mostly. Leah's the only one who really talks with him."
" wait who is leah" Pixel asked
"Leah Grimstone. She lives... uh..." Sissy paused. "Well she has this secret home... bunker in a mountainside nearby but no one really knows when she comes or goes."
"huh anyway when i fought Vlasek something weird happed"
"You two were fighting?" She blinked.
"Uh yeah was kinda a misunderstanding" Pixel said embarrassed "but when I hit him it felt like my whole body stung?"
"That's the Leech Venom. It's like an acid."
"wait acid well i guess it didn't hurt to bad" Pixel said
"It's better that you don't touch it if you can avoid it. Eventually it'll kill you."
"lets not talk about that please"
"You... asked..." She blinked before shrugging as they continued forward, eventually arriving at an old asphalt road leading ahead.
"yeah sorry just don't wanna talk about me melting"
"We're almost there," She replied, pointing to a bit of sand appearing ahead.
"huh what is it a sandcastle?" Pixel joked
"It's a beach, for the lake," She clarified. "It's a perfect circle. Vlasek's house is actually at the center."
"so like a house boat?"
"No, it's in a tree actually," She replied as they eventually arrived at a sandy beach surrounding a blue lake. At the center was a tall black-wood tree with a sort of spiked-gourd at the top--a very large gourd.
"Woah" Pixel said standing in awe.
"Is this like your lake?"
"Uh yeah kinda"
"You said yours had magical powers?"
"uh yeah sorta"
"as far as i know little planet just homes in on it"
"I don't know anything about a planet appearing in the lake, but there were vampires once... twice."
"huh vampires zombies and diffrent zones..what a fun day"
"Did you want to explore the lake?"
"sure could be fun"
"Well... go ahead. The water doesn't hurt or anything."
Pixel starts to run towards the water before jumping in" YAHOOO!!"
The water was quite blue, and a bit dark. It was cold and fresh, with the incline of land below being a slow progression.
Pixel spends as long as he can in the water.
Sissy floated over the water above him, but she didn't seem interested in swimming.
Pixel slowly swims towards sissy "hey whats with the long face?"
"Huh?" She rose an eyebrow.
"Well your not swimming"
"Oh... yes... well, I... I haven't had the best... experience in this water..."
"uh what happened" Pixel said looking slightly worried for his own safety
"It's... personal. Just... bad people came out of there once..."
"oh well i understand"
They heard a screech as Vlasek flew overhead past them and the lake. Sissy locked up immediately, wincing as she turned aside.
Pixel started to wave at Vlasek "HEY!!"
Sissy flew back as Pixel called out to the zombified owl. He was circling about the area, but he hadn't reacted to the call at the moment.
Pixel started to swim back to shore.
"You want to talk with him again?" Sissy questioned.
"Yeah I want to apologize"
"Oh... Well I guess you could try calling him again..."
"HEY GET DOWN HERE... PLEASE!!!"
Eventually Vlasek slowed down, circling above them and looking down at them.
"HI DO YOU REMAMBER ME!!??
Vlasek soon went downward, floating above the water. "Was minutes prior."
"Oh yeah ha"
"i wanted to say sorry for attacking you"
"... Ah. Yes past and pasted elsewher-"
"He accepts the apology," Sissy intergeted quickly, though keeping her distance.
"uh yeah alright cool"
"Further business statement?" The zombified owl prompted.
"no not really"
The owl nodded, and then rose further up into the air, flying off. Sissy seemed distracted by something on the opposite side of the lake.
"Huh what is it" Pixel said looking in the same direction.
"... That's where they came from," She replied, gesturing across. "... There's this... small city... mostly underground now."
"wow i don't know what they did but they don't sound friendly"
"No one lives there. They're all gone."
"oh but still a city underground sounds like something out of a comic"
"... It's not what you'd think... C'mon..." She floated back over to the shore.
Pixel followed close behind.
They walked some ways through thinner woods for about a mile before getting to a small clearing. Very dead soil with dead yellow grass in natural bundles around. Underground now was revealed to be... partially underground.
It was a neighborhood at one point it seemed. Most of the buildings were half-buried in the foilage, with most only having the rooves in view.
"wow how long has this been here"
"About... um... Seven years or so."
"how did this happen"
"They said it was the Leech, but I think it was like this before that thing appeared."
"what does this leech thing do to people?"
"Feeds on their stamina... and souls..."
"where did that thing come form"
"The Witchking, Mevrik. His castle's in ruins now. Everyone thinks he's dead, but more-likely he's in a different zone."
"hope he's not in mine"
"He doesn't... like mobians."
"oh that makes me feel SO much better" Pixel said sarcastically.
"I don't know why he would be at your world but again, we don't know where he went."
"will it helps that there are like a billion"
"Do you have many humans on your world?"
"yeah but they keep to themselves"
"They don't interact with mobians?"
"they keep to themselves we keep to our selves"
"... You don't like humans, do you?"
"uh i don't hate them i just never had the chance to speak to one for more than a few minutes"
"they don't like mobians but they wont attack us"
"Have they said why?"
"no not really"
"They have on this world."
"REALLY" Pixel yelled shocked
"... Yes?" She stepped back, ears flattening.
"what did they say?"
"Race wars. One dies off, the other survives."
"that's a bit dark"
"It's what people believe. There's no war right now at least..."
"well that's good"
Sissy started to fly upward. "We should move out of here."
"yeah alright" Pixel said following.
They were back at the road soon enough. "Did you want to go back to Owls Town?" Sissy asked.
"sure why not"
She nodded, and soon they had returned. It was good too, because sunset was approaching. Lanterns were starting to be lit.
Pixel yawns "i got to find a place to sleep"
"There's an inn further down," Sissy informed, pointing
"Thanks bye" Pixel said walking towards the inn
"W-.... Bye..." Sissy waved briefly as Pixel walked off.
Very few people were out and about now. The inn was built into a long row of buildings in a strip-mall-like format: with multiple stories and a sign outside.
Pixel walks into the inn
He was greeted by the owner at the front, who seemed to be putting on a coat when Pixel arrived. He sighed while taking the coat back off and asking "What can I do for ye'?"
"a room please if you have one open"
"How many days?"
"Alright, that'll be twenty."
Pixel produces the change he got from the donut
"You are short four and seven points," The man informed. He shifted a bit at the desk: seeming a tad uneased.
"do you have any cheaper rooms?"
"I- n-no..." The man groaned, looking out toward the front door before sputtering out "Fine, fine. One day," He scooted the money over the counter and handed over a key.
"uh thank you good night" Pixel said walking towards his room slightly uneased
The man left immediately after Pixel got to his room. It was clean enough, complete with a small bathroom, nice bed, shower, a desk, but no window.
Pixel climbs into the bed and tries to go to sleep.
It would certainly take a while for this. Occasional screams in the night, and even the loud sound of what seemed to be a tree breaking.
Pixel worried about the screams went outside.
The whole town was empty outside. No one risked being outside, but the occasional slamming and locking of doors was still heard. It was quite dark. Even the lanterns were turned out.
"what the heck?"
Five minutes would pass before the sound of snapping wood would be heard again to the far left, some blocks away.
Pixel runs towards the sound
He came across one of the wooden barriers surrounding the village being slowly peeled back toward the forest outside.
"what the heck?"
Guards began to approach him. "You cannot be out here right now."
"what the heck is happening?"
"It isn't safe," The guard replied. "Go back inside now."
"yeah sure" Pixel said walking back to the inn.
He wouldn't hear anything else that night. In the morning, he saw crowds going toward where the wood had been peeling.
"Hey what happened"
Once through the crowds, he found that the wood was completely bent back now: leaving a new entrance.