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    Templars

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    Hyu
    , 05-31-2012 at 02:53 AM (940 Views)
    I was visiting weird planets with Yuya as I often do in a rather deep dream that had been going on for multiple hours.
    Then this happened:

    There it is, a feeling all too familiar that I have not experienced in a long time.
    I am scared... so fucking scared.
    Fortunately my body reacts on its own, powering up and thus protecting me from the overwhelming pressure off the aura that has just appeared.
    I know this feeling all too well, even though it has been such a long time since I've last experienced it.

    This is very unexpected.
    I have lately gone out of my way to get into trouble, because there is nothing like the fear you experience during a fight where your opponent is actually strong enough to kill you.
    But in such fights, it is more of a mixture of fear and excitement you are experiencing.
    The feelings of a true fights are difficult to explain, but there's a very special vibe to them that is oddly fascinating.

    But this... this isn't.
    There is no excitement, there are no feelings associated to those of a good fight.
    This is pure fear.

    Usually I gradually power up during fights, trying to find a good balance so that I am on a similar level to my opponent, because that makes things most interesting.
    But this time I'm not. My body instinctively powered up all the way.
    And I will need every single bit of strength if I want to survive this.

    Fucking Templars who hunt me down because the god from their delusions told them so.
    If only they weren't so ludicrously strong.
    I can't afford anything less than a perfect level of concentration.
    The first time I encountered one of them, I had both Yuya and Silver with me and I still came close to dying on multiple occasions.
    To top it off I only managed to win the fight by using an ability that I can only use once every few years.
    And that was a stray Templar, possibly weaker than the one I'm facing right now.
    http://www.dreamviews.com/blogs/hyu/...dragons-18805/

    The second time I was in a room full of portals, and managed to make a run for it.
    This time I won't have a choice. We'll have to fight.
    They are so fast that I won't be able to draw my phoenix wings without creating a very short opening, inevitably resulting in my death.
    Yes. They are that fast. There is zero room for errors.

    "The true lord demands your death Anassasi."
    "I couldn't care less about your delusions."
    "Oh but you should. Your death is inevitable, regardless of how much you try to resist us."
    "The Templars will hunt you for all eternity."



    He plays with his staff in a taunting manner.
    It's odd. Regardless of how much hate there is during a fight, if both parties have considerable strength, there is always a certain degree of respect. Even if it is only the respect in your opponents strength.
    And an element of excitement, because only rarely do you have the opportunity to go all out if you are this strong.
    But with Templars there is none of that.
    There is only the urge to survive.
    And them? I'm not even sure if they have feelings at all besides hatred for certain dreamers.

    I know that WakingNomad has encountered them as well. I used to call them Paladins, but after reading that he calls them Templars, the term has somehow emerged into my dreams.

    Yuya has casted her water spheres and her aura is clearly on edge. But even like this there is an inexplicable beauty to her aura, even if she is ready to kill.
    If only our truly overpowered abilities would work against them.
    They are immune to both my dragon eyes and Yuya's water extraction technique.
    I'm not sure if they have any water in their bodies.
    They have a certain artificial look to them. Maybe it is because they never show any emotions besides hate.

    "Today the dragon will die."

    I grip my katana tightly. It is fully of energy and vibrates strongly in my hand.
    I am perfectly focused on him. I am waiting for the slightest of changes within his aura.
    There is is! A small twitch... and he is gone.

    He appears right in front of me, but I was perfectly prepared for his blink and am already midway in my own blink, bringing me only slightly out of reach of his staff.
    It hurts!
    I had forgotten that any proximity to their aura causes a feeling of pressure so strong that you think it could burn off your skin.
    But it doesn't feel like the heat of fire, it is what I assume it would feel like if you got an acid burn.

    It's go time.
    I charge towards the Templar and clash my sword into his staff.
    I cannot comprehend how their staffs can deflect such power. It doesn't feel like they charge any energy onto them.
    Any material should easily break in such a situation if you don't.
    Yuya is throwing her spheres against him, and occasionally casting high pressure water beams into his direction.
    But they are simply deflected by his armor in the same manner his staff is deflecting my sword.
    It is so frustrating.

    My aura is right at the edge of hurting my own body. The vibrations are only barely bearable.
    I see the sky red and the clouds burning. My blood is boiling.
    In such a state I need to be careful not to accidentally damage my own body.
    Yuya is pushed slightly outside of the battle my various pressure attacks.

    "Do you know how we kill a dragon?"

    A device on his staff activates and my katana is teleported and trapped against it.
    He smiles and charges at me with his staff.

    "The last Templar who thought so is long dead you fool."

    This trick may have worked once, but I'm not falling for it again.
    I cast my katana away and re-materialize it in my hand.
    He didn't expect this. Maybe I can force a small opening.
    I skillfully bring myself into a better position.
    Yes! This is perfect, I got him at a dead angle.
    I charge all the energy into my sword that I can manage and swing it against the right side of his abdomen as he passes me.
    I can feel it clashing against his armor and releasing all of its energy. A perfect hit!

    Coldness. Shudder.
    I blink instinctively, but slightly too late.
    A sharp pain emerges from my left shoulder.
    How did he manage to reposition himself like that?
    He was to my right and I clearly hit him hard.
    How did he manage to cut into my left shoulder?
    And why the fuck does his staff have retractable blades?

    The situation calms down as we all got some space between us.
    Fuck, I have to fight on my own for a split second and I'm already wounded.
    I feel blood slowly streaming down my arm.
    Usually the dragon aura would naturally take care of it and close the wound, but there's something about a Templars aura that prevents such in-combat healing techniques.
    I cast fire onto the skin surrounding the wound and burn it shut.
    It hurts, but I have so much adrenaline in my body that it isn't as bad as it sounds.

    Then I notice that Yuya is wounded as well, though only superficial.
    She has a small cut on her left arm, and she appears to have frozen the wound shut.
    This is not going well.

    I inspect the Templar in the hopes of spotting some serious damage dealt by my last attack.
    There is a dent in his armor.
    Are you fucking kidding me? I landed a perfect hit!
    I hit him so hard that the changes of air pressure around him caused extensive damage to the ground surrounding us.
    But his armor? A fucking dent?
    How are we supposed to beat him?

    The fight continues, but it quite frankly isn't looking good for us.
    He manages to land near-hits on us with nearly every try, whereas all of our attacks bounce off his stupid armor.
    If only Silver was here. But he isn't, and he won't come.

    I'm starting to become exhausted.
    Templars don't seem to suffer from this issue. The longer this fight will drag on the worse our situation will become.

    Alright. Time for more risky tactics.
    I lower my katana slightly, giving the Templar an opening if he charges me head on.
    And sure enough he comes right at me.
    Time nearly stops. I see him slowly approaching me during one fast leap.
    He's moving so fast that pressure waves are building around his body.

    Yuya's aura is clearly alarmed. She is very worried about me... and... so am I.
    Was this really a good idea? What was I thinking?
    I haven't used this ability in years, I can't even remember it properly.
    It's to late to question it now... just go with it.

    I slightly lower the dragonic energy in my body. Any hit now and I am most certainly dead.
    I shift all the energy into the right side of the blade of my katana.
    Then I rapidly focus phoenix energy within my body.

    This is a horrible idea. It is so dangerous to do this.
    Dragonic energy is demonic in nature, whereas phoenix energy is divine.
    Like fire and ice. Matter and Antimatter.
    Any mistake will rip my body apart.
    I do not have the experience I had a few years ago, and even then, as mad as I was, I respected and feared using both energies at the same time greatly.

    My eyes and my dragon tattoo begin to hurt intensely.
    They are being attacked my the divine energy.

    I increase the phoenix energy until it reaches the same level as the dragon energy.
    Then I funnel it into my blade as well, but on the other side.
    I now have two independent energy circuits running through my blade and body.
    But they draw their power from the same source: my aura.
    I need to divide my concentration.
    Half of it to make sure I do not kill myelf.
    The other half to coordinate my attack.

    My katana begins to vibrate heavily.
    I turn the dragon energy into heat. A heat greater than that of suns, probably only matched by the pressure within a black hole, something only a dragon can do.
    With my phoenix energy I do the exact opposite. Absolue zero. The temperature at which everything stops, an ability exclusive to wielders of divine energy.
    Both touch only at the edge of the blade.
    This causes the laws of physics to break down.
    Such opposing forces cannot occupy the same space, yet they do at the very edge of the blade.
    An intense pressure vortex forms around my blade because the air surrounding it no longer has any idea how to act.

    I swing my katana at the Templar, who is now only centimeters away from me.
    The intense pressure emerging from my sword closes the opening I gave him earlier.
    This has to work. This is one of the most powerful techniques I know of, and I am risking my life to perform it.
    It is not a dragon ability, nor is it a phoenix ability.
    It is my ability. Mine alone. A combination of powers only I could use on the most extreme level.
    If this doesn't hurt him nothing will.

    As I swing my katana towards him. I no longer manage to contain the force within.
    Some energy leaks out, causing intense vortexes around us.
    It emits a pure, blinding light.

    And then, they finally clash.
    My katana and his staff.
    The explosion of energy is beyond anything I've ever experienced.
    My senses shut down to protect my body from the intensity of the situation.
    It is like witnessing the big bang. The emergence of a sheer infinite supply of energy from a tiny point in space.

    My senses slowly recover...
    The energy in my body is completely unstable. Both the dragonic and phoenix circuits have completely shut down.
    As my vision normalizes I can see the disaster I have caused in front of me.
    The entire landscape is partially frozen and partially on fire.
    A huge crack in the landscape, starting at my feet, reaches kilometers into the distance.
    At some points it is multiple meters wide.
    And that was caused by nothing but the side effects of my technique.
    The energy released by the attack was all directed perfectly towards the Templar, none of it touched my surroundings.

    I turn around, still in slow motion.
    He must be dead. Please be dead.
    As I turn I notice my katana burning in a bright blue flame.
    It is vibrating at an immensely high frequency, emitting a very high pitched tone.
    No other material would ever have been able to contain the energy needed for this attack.
    It was forged using parts of my dragonic and phoenix energy,
    designed specifically to be able to hold these forces for short periods of time.

    And then I see him, turning around as well.
    Our eyes meet.
    He is not dead.
    And he is angry. Properly mad.
    He swings his fully intact staff back into an attack position.
    We are so screwed.

    But then, a flicker of hope.
    The chest plate of his armor shatters and drops to the ground revealing a long cut reaching all the way from his shoulder to his abdomen.
    But even though the wound is deep, no blood is coming out of it.
    He is clearly wounded though.
    But so am I.

    My aura took quite a hit. It wasn't him though.
    Even though I controlled both energies perfectly I still damaged my aura.
    But the damage is low and mostly superficial.
    Small arcs of lighting are shooting across my body because of it.
    I'm still operating my aura at the absolute maximum. The arcs are caused by energy leaking out of the tiny damaged spots.

    But then all the hope I just gathered vanishes.
    A second Templar emerges from a portal.
    And the first one doesn't even seem to be in that bad of a shape after my attack.
    We need to run. We need to run now.
    But I don't know how.

    Energy emerges from below the ground. Yes! There's still a chance.
    During the short downtime Yuya managed to collect a huge concentration of water below the ground and cast her Leviathan.
    It bursts out from below the ground and both the Templars disappear within it.
    An attack of truly godlike proportions.

    But this won't be enough time. It'll buy us maybe a tenth of a second, not enough to cast my phoenix wings and get us out.
    I need to buy more time.
    I blink towards Yuya and summon the huge phoenix wings on my back, and focus as much phoenix energy as I can.
    I will block a single attack.
    This should provide enough time for Yuya to draw a portal.
    Maybe portaling will buy us enough time for me to use the phoenix teleportation, which they cannot follow.
    This is one of the situations where it is truly advantageous that we share our thoughts.

    I stand strong before her, surrounding us with a divine energy shield.
    I'm putting all the force that I have left into it.
    Yuya is casting a portal on the ground in the mean time.
    Point one of a second... come on!

    A beam of light breaks the Leviathan body and hits my energy shield hard.
    A purely energy based attack.
    The ground around is disintegrates under the force.
    Only the parts within my shield remain intact.
    But I won't be able to hold this for the tenth of a second we need.
    It will collapse too early.

    I start shrinking it to conserve energy.
    Right now it is encompassing my huge phoenix wings. I won't need those to survive.
    I shrink it all the way down until it only protects our bodies.
    My wings burn to ashes as they touch the outer limits of the shield.
    It hurts. It hurts so much.
    How long can a tenth of a second last?

    My wings are nearly completely gone now.
    We are kneeling, the shield diameter is down a meter and a half.
    And then finally the portal forms below my feet and we fall through.
    We enter the wormhole created by the portal.
    Blood from my broken wings streams into it.

    It goes far... very far.
    Yuya casted a portal towards a location much farther away than I've ever been.
    This might buy us the time we need.
    We emerge from the other end of the wormhole, onto a barren planet.
    I immediately summon the phoenix wings on my left arm and try to make us enter the fabric of space and get us home.
    Yuya nearly collapses under the exhaustion of having casted this portal right after the Leviathan.

    The wings materialize and I can sense our bodies shifting into the fabric.
    Both Templars appear out of nowhere closely in front of us.
    But this will work. This is enough time.
    The wound I caused on one of them is already in the process of healing.
    What the fuck? How... ?
    The other one smiles at me.

    "Run little dragon! Run! We will get you soon enough!"

    Followed by a maniacal laughter.
    Finally we disappear into the fabric of space and are transported to Haven.
    As we emerge, we drop to the ground exhausted.
    My entire body is shaking, either from fear or because I pushed my body too far, I'm not sure.

    "I'm sorry. I thought we had more time."

    I knew it would happen. Somewhere deep within I knew it would happen after I fought the first one of them.
    He was weaker, sort of a run-away or something, no longer obeying the Templar collective.
    I never imagined that the others would be so much more powerful.

    "I need to become stronger... much stronger."

    She looks at me in a very sad way.
    I have never seen her sad before. She is always so happy and full of energy.

    "I'm so sorry. I did not bring you back for this, I don't want you to have to fight again."
    "Of course you didn't. But it is inevitable. I will have to fight. I will have to fight again."
    "If this is what it takes to be here again then I will fight... "

    I look at my still shaking hands.
    I am so strong already. So immensely powerful.
    Yet, I still stand no chance against them, no chance whatsoever.
    Not even in a two on one fight.
    I think about the journey ahead of me.
    I'm going to need help... I'm going to need a lot of help...

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    Comments

    1. TheForgotten 's Avatar
      "Run little dragon! Run! We will get you soon enough!"
      It's so belittling when they add the 'little'.

      Great battle... and the last few entries seem to hint towards you not being pushed or having someone to push against. It takes a different approach to beat people who out power you. It takes intelligence to navigate around them successfully. Or a team. Intelligence or a team. Lol.

      The idea of using dark and light and holding both frequencies on your katana seems challenging.

      I know it seems like the templars are impossible... but it's often overcoming seemingly impossible challenges which makes overcoming them so powerful when it does happen.

      I've also noticed, when you really NEED additional support... it has a nifty way of arriving, ESPECIALLY in dreaming. I can recall a number of times I've seen no way out... exhausted options... and given up. Then I always get either people, supplies, hope, or something which inspired me to create an option I didn't have access to prior.

      That or you die.

      But dying has its own rewards.
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    2. Hyu's Avatar
      Great battle... and the last few entries seem to hint towards you not being pushed or having someone to push against. It takes a different approach to beat people who out power you. It takes intelligence to navigate around them successfully. Or a team. Intelligence or a team. Lol.
      Yeah, I was definitely looking for more of a challenge, for something that felt properly dangerous.
      I got quite a bit more than what I expected.
      Careful what you wish for I guess.

      I know it seems like the templars are impossible... but it's often overcoming seemingly impossible challenges which makes overcoming them so powerful when it does happen.
      Absolutely!

      I've also noticed, when you really NEED additional support... it has a nifty way of arriving, ESPECIALLY in dreaming. I can recall a number of times I've seen no way out... exhausted options... and given up. Then I always get either people, supplies, hope, or something which inspired me to create an option I didn't have access to prior.
      Usually, yes, but I wouldn't count on it.

      That or you die.
      But dying has its own rewards.
      See, that's a bit of an issue.
      Whilst I wouldn't deliberately kill myself in my dreams (well, at least not usually), these events happen in a seemingly consistent world where it feels like my actions have consequences, there is an actual element of proper fear involved.
      What if death makes this world inaccessible to me?
      I know it sounds silly. But the thought isn't silly at all whilst it is happening. It is quite scary.
      I guess that makes the experience more intense though.
      I can't really decide if these events are positive or negative, there's clearly a bit of both.
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    3. TheForgotten 's Avatar
      Whilst I wouldn't deliberately kill myself in my dreams (well, at least not usually), these events happen in a seemingly consistent world where it feels like my actions have consequences, there is an actual element of proper fear involved.
      It's not much fun if it doesn't feel life-like.

      What if death makes this world inaccessible to me?
      I imagine that would be unfortunate >.<

      I know it sounds silly. But the thought isn't silly at all whilst it is happening. It is quite scary.
      Very true... you're preaching to the choir.

      I can't really decide if these events are positive or negative, there's clearly a bit of both.
      Definitely. Line blurring can be a pretty artistic task. Guess it depends on how you use the experience... as a positive or negative one.

      Looking forward to your next templar invasion.
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    4. ooflendoodle's Avatar
      You should add kill a templar to your dream goals


      EDIT: Scratch that, your goal should be to wipe them out, you've already killed one

      EDIT 2: Templars called you anassasi
      )
      assasin! (I know it's not spelled right just posted 4 teh lolz)
      DRAGONS ARE ASSASSINS!
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      Updated 06-05-2012 at 04:44 PM by ooflendoodle
    5. Hyu's Avatar
      Yeah that one is probably going on the list.
      Let's see how things proceed from here on out.
    6. Spyyko's Avatar
      Go straight to their false deity, which is probably an unimpressive gold statue, and destroy it. Become their god.
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    7. Micael's Avatar
      Hey friend! I recently stumbled upon one of your dj entries when looking for an interesting read and boy did I find what I was looking for...
      Your descriptive writing is amazing, every time I come to your dream journal it's like I'm watching a movie and then some as it gives me a glimpse to many possibilities for exploration/adventure/bonding I didn't even knew existed! It also helps that through these recordings overtime we get to follow your progress from being a guy who like many of us didn't have consistency with lucid dreams to the accomplished dreamer you are.
      Not wanting to bother you anymore I just want to say that what you share with us is very inspirational, so much so that I read almost your whole dream journal in one weekend.
      I'm now motivated and determined to do whatever it takes to build my abilities and have my own journeys. If you have the time and patience please keep sharing, what you do here is very appreciated. Cheers ;D
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    8. Hyu's Avatar
      Go straight to their false deity, which is probably an unimpressive gold statue, and destroy it. Become their god.
      Wouldn't be any fun if it was that easy. I also do not wish to be worshiped by mindless zealots.

      Hey friend! I recently stumbled upon one of your dj entries when looking for an interesting read and boy did I find what I was looking for...
      Your descriptive writing is amazing, every time I come to your dream journal it's like I'm watching a movie and then some as it gives me a glimpse to many possibilities for exploration/adventure/bonding I didn't even knew existed! It also helps that through these recordings overtime we get to follow your progress from being a guy who like many of us didn't have consistency with lucid dreams to the accomplished dreamer you are.
      Not wanting to bother you anymore I just want to say that what you share with us is very inspirational, so much so that I read almost your whole dream journal in one weekend.
      I'm now motivated and determined to do whatever it takes to build my abilities and have my own journeys. If you have the time and patience please keep sharing, what you do here is very appreciated. Cheers ;D
      Thanks! I'm glad that you find motivation in my DJ.
      It's interesting that you mention movies, because my dreams often feel like I'm in some kind of fantasy movie.
      Even my non-lucids (if they aren't completely insane) often remind me of movies.
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