For those of you that don’t know me (SHAME ON YOU!!) I’m Sev, the forum’s souljack (like lumberjack but more insane) and resident god-of-darkness-in-training. I work a lot with Nidhogg, the Dragon Chewing Yggdrasil (Pssssssttttttt, there’s a thread by the same name I made.) who has been giving me guidance for my Ascent which has become really supercharged these path seven (As of March 2014) months.
Anyway, I’ve felt a calling to Mr. Head Honcho Belly-Aisle for a while, and by a while I mean practically two months. Didn’t think anything of it: my thoughts would wander to Belial, and I even named things after him.
Then Moira appeared. Moira, some sort of angelic-light goddess-trickster thing, pestered me for over a week. Stealing physical objects, annoying me, etc. All the while being mute, so props to Moira.
Yesterday when I started to work with Belial Moira just disappeared. Flat out GONE.
BELOW LIES ALL OF MY BELLOW-AISLE WORKS
Didn’t think anything of it. Since I’m a jolly old lazy oaf, I’ll direct you to the Naos thread in Soul Travel, where I went through my first… uh, “zone” (?) with Belial.
In the shower I went through another zone with Belial. I descended through the rings of reality and appeared in a walled off temple, with him as a whirlwind, waiting. He immediately became the black knight again and greeted me. I returned the greeting and headed through a door behind him.
I had to be wary of things about knee height, barbed swords that could sheer my astral leg off. When I questioned him about this, Belial responded: “To stop the little ones.”
We entered a chamber with a high domed ceiling and staircase at the far end. We ascended the staircase and turned left twice, leading out into the room again on a platform.
Then Belial did a mini-possession and me physically and astrally recite an incantation I can’t remember. Below me, four humanoid shadows with yellow eyes took shape and bent their knees. When I questioned Belial on this, his response: “These are your four Knights. They will be at your command. I know of your memory issues, so you will be given their names when you can next write them.” I won’t disclose these names for personal reasons.
After that, Belial ripped open a gate to Naos and we walked in. I was asking him about what to do next when he led me to a green sphere. Through it I could see a tree- “Not Yggdrasil, far smaller.”
I was instructed to enter the sphere, and did so. I dropped about ten feet, landing on a patch of grass, and found myself in the middle of a huge forest with a yellow sky, big trees, white clouds, and lots of demons.
I willed myself to the biggest tree, and Belial followed. I saw on the tree what looked like cave paintings, but of men pointing to stars that didn’t exist physically- like Naos. Being dumb, I asked Belial about this.
“Humans exist on all planes, not just the physical. That is how you are here. The fantasies of men have brought about this place.”
Whatever that means.
We continued through a series of small clearings until we came to one wide one, and I was told to stand in the center. I did so, and a giant tube came down around me, and it was filled with blackness. Belial rubbed some of it away so he could see me.
“Take the shadow into you.”
So I inhaled all of the darkness and then shattered the tube, which was like astral glass. Proud, Belial then led me to the next clearing, which had red grass for some reason. I looked up, and in the center was Moira, but blonde.
She smiled at me, and then Belial told her: “Your work is done, you may depart.” She then compressed into a ball and flew off. I asked Belial about this, and he told me he had summoned Moira to pester me into working with him.
Daaaww, don’t I feel special.
So then he instructed me to fly, which came sort of naturally. I moved over the cliff and down towards the beach of a rather large lake. Flashes of a woman- my friend that I’ve mentioned a hundred times already, but older and certainly more attractive- entered my mind while on this beach.
Then Belial and I had a discussion about what to do about this infatuation. He deemed it necessary to let the attraction cook for a little while before deciding. Like it was a stew.
Anyway, then Belial told me to go into the center of the lake without getting wet. Confused, I asked him how to do this, but he had turned into smoke and fled.
I made a few constructs to sap the water, and opened my eyes. I figured I had time.
My eyes stung unnaturally, though. I felt like I had been stabbed, and the pain was only alleviated by closing them and traveling.
The thirty second mark which had hardly drained anything was when Belial told me he wanted it done in well under a minute.
Frantic, I made massive constructs to absorb the water and did it just in time. I told the constructs to go dump it someplace, and they did. Belial reappeared and gestured towards the lakebed.
I went into the center of the now dry lake, and found a black cube. Turning to him, I asked the Grand Demon just what the hell it was. He told me to open it, and all of the “panels” of the cube turned outward at a 90 degree angle. Inside was a glowing egg encased in gold. Before he told me to crush it, I did.
Nothing happened, so I diverted my full attention to Belial and asked him about this. Amused, he told me to look again.
It became a sword. Massive, black, and with Belial’s name in the hilt. I loved it immediately.
“Use this to call upon me in your times of need, and to strike with all my power when you deem necessary.”
Then I was back in my body.