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It wasn't supposed to have eyes.

But it clearly did; the dragoness and the feathered creature returned each others' gaze, and neither blinked.

Those pale yellow, light-emitting orbs penetrated the dragon's entire being, and struck terror into her, even at her massive size.

Because she had seen what these things could do.

It was obvious that they were of Jolgon origin, but they were humanoid, had eyes, and only two arms. Like seven-foot tall, wingless white birds, bearing plague that drove the infected to madness.

Its black armor shimmered in the light of the white sun as it continued to stare the dragoness down.

"Najira!" somebody whispered urgently.

The blue dragoness didn't bother looking over; she recognized the voice as the voice of one of her servants.

"Get over here and keep your eyes open," Najira ordered. "I need to blink."

A smaller, red dragon- he was only about 30 feet tall, next to Najira's 60 or so, but that wasn't so important at the moment -came out onto the balcony, and stared out at the thing on the streets below.

"Don't blink yet," Najira instructed, as she herself blinked. "Alright, now you can."

"I can't believe they're actually here again..." the servant moaned.

"Well, we've at least got this one to stay still until the Nephilim are deployed."

"Are we really using Nephilim for this?"

"We can't risk those things getting inside more people. Who knows how many they've forced themselves into already..."

After a few more minutes of coordinated staring and blinking, the Jolgon thing took a step forward.

Najira inhaled sharply and that, and backed up a single step. "We're watching it though... it's not supposed to move when we're watching it!"

"It's no use," the servant said. "We have to run."

"It'll just move even faster if we're not looking."

"So we just sit here until it decides to jump up?"

Suddenly, there was a faint hissing from behind the two dragons. The red one turned around and gasped. "Najira..."

"What?"

"There's another one... It's in your room..."

"Stay calm, Sariel. Just don't blink," Najira instructed. Although, staying calm was difficult for her by now. Fear gripped her like an icy hand. "Alright. I'm going to back up now, so that the one outside can't follow us too far. You keep a direct line of sight with that thing."

"Right."

They began to move back, onto the carpet of Najira's bedroom. The dragoness began to hyperventilate as she backed away from the balcony; she knew that the Jolgon was waiting right out of view on the other side of the stone wall.

Sariel gripped her wrist, leading her a bit to the side, so as to go around the white feathered thing in the room. It didn't even turn to look at them; hopefully, this one couldn't move if someone was looking. The red carpet below its X-shaped feet had blackened in the time it had been standing there.

An odd turret on its shoulder had been following Najira for a while, and now that it had a clear shot at her face, it fired. A miniscule canister erupted from the barrel and affixed itself to Najira's nose via several needles. Immediately after, it let loose an invisible gas, causing her to form tears, and keeping her eyes open became painful and difficult.

She clutched at her face, and threw the canister down. "Sariel, don't blink..."

"I can barely keep my eyes open," he responded dismally.

"Barely is good enough! Don't shut them for a second!"

Another slight whooshing sound, and a canister had planted itself on Sariel's nose as well. "I'm sorry..."

He didn't even have to blink for the Jolgon thing to move. Once his vision blurred, he was open. Sariel let out a cry of pain as the thing leaped onto him, causing his scales to steam.

Najira rubbed her eyes until she was just barely able to see again, and in the nick of time, caught sight of the other Jolgon standing at her feet.

Sariel gagged as the thing forced its way down his throat; Najira moved behind him without taking her eyes off the, and balled one of her hands into a fist, brought it to his chest, and put her other hand over it. She jerked in and up, being careful not to hurt his wings, trying to force the Jolgon back up out of his esophagus, but in the end, the lump in Sariel's throat disappeared as the thing slid down into his stomach.

He continued to gag, and forced Najira off of him, and crumpled to the floor.

She screamed her protest, but Sariel told her to run, and leave him behind. It was already too late for him.

Najira backed up, and felt around for the doorknob, turning it and stepping out. Tears formed in her eyes again; sadness this time, but she wasted no time standing around to grieve the loss of her servant and friend. He wanted her to live, and she wouldn't get very far fulfilling that wish if she remained just a few seconds longer.
On her way out, just before she shut the door, she caught a glimpse of Sariel- or what used to be him -lifting his head and staring at her through pupilless, glazed eyes; steam rising from his smiling mouth.

She hurried down the dimly-lit stone hallway; her eyes not staying in one place for long as she headed for the staircase. She had to get out quickly.

At the bottom of the staircase stood two other dragons in armor.

"Guards, follow me," Najira ordered as she walked past them. However, she received no response.

She turned, giving them a glare through her red-rimmed glasses, but her angry displeasure was replaced by fear as they looked up, revealing pupilless eyes. Najira backed up, but the guards lunged forth.

She raked at one with her claws, but he ducked it and moved around behind her, putting an arm around her and pinning her arms to her sides, and using his other hand to tug her mane of white hair.

The other guard grinned, extending a steaming hand to burn Najira's face off as she was brought to her knees.

And then he died. A golden blur passed by, carving several deep slashes through his armor, as well as his flesh and bone, and he collapsed sideways.

A Nephilim had arrived. The mechanical warrior stood at about 25 feet in height, had no real facial features, and was entirely plated in a metal that gleamed like gold. Where hands would have been, there were vibrating, spinning chakrams.

The surviving infected guard let go of Najira, pushing her to the floor, and stared at the Nephilim.

The machine lunged, but the dragon simply placed his hand on its head, keeping it away as it slashed wildly. The metal began to corrode at his touch. And then the Nephilim held its chakram-hand still, and it launched forward attached to its cord, slicing through the armor and going into the dragon's ribcage; still vibrating and spinning with sufficient vigor to slash up his insides beyond repair, hopefully taking out his feathered parasite in the process.

Najira got to her feet as quickly as she could, straightening her spectacles and running for the next staircase. She didn't stop by anyone as she passed; she just wanted to get out. She was safer out in the open than she was in here, where she could be cornered.

Upon reaching the ground floor, she stopped as a familiar figure passed in front of her, just beyond the doors leading outside.

Sariel turned to her, still smiling and giving off steam.

And another Jolgon sat on his shoulder, staring at Najira and waiting with all the patience in the worlds for her to blink.
New story; had this idea ever since I left for camp, but never got around to writing it, until now.

And a story with a main focus on dragons is long overdue, wouldn't you say?

Most of the dragons of the generations during Najira's time are bipedal, winged, and fairly huge.
Speaking of Najira, this is my first character directly from the Zzahn family.

This will take place on a world known as Jalech; primarily inhabited by dragons, but there are some humans and Xeeok, and as you can see, there's a variation of Jolgon in the process of invading.

While I've still got Boundaries and Perdition to get off the ground, and Incendiary Childand Aberration to finish, I'll try to fit this one in, too.


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GhostWolfScout Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOL story!!! 
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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Archsteel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
WAIT A MINUTE THEY'RE WEEPING ANGELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, pretty much! Though it was SCP-173 that really inspired these. Same mechanic there.
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Archsteel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
SCP 173 eh? Yeah... That thing can getcha... Even though its not that tough. I mean all you have to do is hit with a sledge hammer.
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
But an assault rifle didn't even seem to chip it... It'd probably take more hits from a sledgehammer than could be done before blinking was needed.
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Archsteel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Yeah... S'pose so... But its Euclid so its not THAT bad...
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think Euclid only means it's not fully understood. So it could be on Keter-level as more things are figured out about it.
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Archsteel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
No, Euclid means its easy to contain. Its dangerous but it doesn't really try to escape. Where as the fork is a Keter, because they don't understand it and it is unbelievably powerful. Also the big red button is Keter too because it is constantly trying to get people to push it and destroy the entirety of the universe.
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I see. Thanks.
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Archsteel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Ermm.... What?
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DragonBoy387 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
reverse vore? to control a host?

EUGH. *~* *shudders* nope...nope....nope.. DX kinda wish i hadn't read that.

but the "don't blink" bit...SCP-173. oh, the horror of that fucking statue...DX

wait, so...the jolgen...left Sariel? or..what? o3o
I've got no clue about these things. and of course i prefer the stories of happy endings and such. poor me. XD
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep.

So it works as intended then? Actual nightmare fuel?

SCP-173 was my biggest inspiration for this; been playing that game a lot, and since that material wasn't leaving my brain for a long long long time, I decided why not put it to good(ish) use?

No, the one on his shoulder is the other Jolgon; the one that came for Najira.
So by the time the main story gets in motion, Sariel will either be on a killing spree, or he'll have already been slashed up by an Angel.
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DragonBoy387 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
well, possession and forced vore with vile intentions are not quite my cup of tea. as i said, I prefer those with happy endings. ;w;



...oh. yay.

what do these Jolgen even look like? was there a description in there that i missed? cause i keep thinking eel or mini-devil. XD
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, this is only the preview. The full story is yet to come and I intend to end the story on a positive note.

Yeah, there was a description. This kind is sort of a humanoid, wingless white bird with big yellow eyes, and X-shaped feet.
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DragonBoy387 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
ah. exudes radiation and extreme heat.


...fun~! :dummy:
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very fun. :icondummydanceplz:
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DragonBoy387 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
indeed. :meow:
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1337speaks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Yay dragons! :squee:
Just reminded me about SCP... Oh the memories :P

Are those things part voreaphile? They're like 'EAT ME!' ^^;
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Like I said, a story revolving around dragons was long overudue.
Not all the memories are pleasant, but they're not going anywhere...

Yep, it's part of how they take over their host.
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lusk-the-fox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
weeping angels... SCP 173 and now these things... damn it.

this looks pretty though interesting, I think I'll enjoy this.
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, don't mind me, just force-feeding my readers some potential nightmare fuel...

I'm glad you find it interesting thus far; there'll definitely be more to come.
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lusk-the-fox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well as long as there isn't something like the 'hard to destroy reptile' except worse I think I won't have nightmares... oh dear did I just type that?

will there be any actual humans in this story?

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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconhurrhurrplz:

Yep, and later I'll be introducing a human character who will be sharing the spotlight with Najira.
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lusk-the-fox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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I wonder what kind of person It will be... oh well only time will tell. also those statue things, they are creepy as hell. I wonder how it takes over the minds of the dragons...
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:icontrollfoxplz:

He's a tad full of himself, and seems totally unintimidated that he's bite-sized compared to his companion; and I use the term "companion" very loosely.
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lusk-the-fox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsnooty-plz:

so he's tiny? okay then, I doubt he'd be smaller than me though :meow: 3 foot is pretty small.

are you able to RP this time?
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconshaplz:

Around 5"6'.

Occasions where I'm able to be at the computer for a solid long period of time are rare, so I generally do it through notes, so I can reply whenever I get a chance throughout the day.
Would that work for you?
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eeveerulez23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
this reminds me of the weeping angels
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, that's partly where the inspiration for these came from, but lately I've been getting into SCP, so that's what really compelled me to write this.
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eeveerulez23 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I was scared of the W.P. episodes by just reading the descriptions of them.
3 best Doctor Who quotes:
Bow ties are cool
Fez hats are cool
DON'T BLINK! Blink and you're dead
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, they're pretty freaky.

Another good one is:
I'm really glad that worked. Those would have made terrible last words...
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Zeldagirl1995 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow something about those Jolgon seem familiar XD

I've been waiting for a story where Dragon's are shown more ever since the dragon in Mechanism (forgot his name... was it Flare?) dissappeared, I'm definitely looking foraward to seeing more of this.
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I knew you'd see similarities between them and something else.

I've been meaning to add moar dragons for a long time, but I couldn't really find anywhere to fit them in.
But now I've got a story REVOLVING arond dragons, so this should make a lot of people happy, including me. :meow:
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7thCommentor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   General Artist
Now I have a question:
Wouldn't it be smart to blink at first with one eye and then with the other to keep looking at the jolgon while blinking?
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You can only do that for so long though; and on top of that, the gas makes it difficult to keep your eyes open at all.
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7thCommentor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   General Artist
What about cameras?
And what about Insects? How would these Jolgon react to something that can't blink and has a nearly 360 view?
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cameras do nothing; later on it'll be apparent that only other Voidborn can affect them this way.
The mechanics for why they can't move are actually similar to how Kane's powers of inflicting pain work though only Voidborn can freeze them, but I'll get to that later.
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FluffyNinjaMon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice, short and sweet.
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. :)
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FluffyNinjaMon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
=P I like everything.
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:icondummydanceplz:
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Combak Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Ever seen Doctor Who?

And yes, I agree that a story focusing on dragons is long overdue... but you might want to actually finish a story before starting yet another one.
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. Inspiration for these came from Weeping Angels, as well as SCP-173, though that's from something entirely different.

I just wanted to get this down into words. I've also got Bloodletter to do, but I'm probably going to keep it waiting a while longer. This will probably wait at least until Incendiary Child is finished, since I'm getting that one back into motion. I'm pretty close to the end there and I've got no intentions of just letting it hang.
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Combak Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Good, good...

Wait, is SPC-173 Star Wars related?
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nope, it's completely different. SCP Containment Breach is a horror game still in its alpha stages, and-- actually, it'll be simpler if I just show you.

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Combak Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Ermm... I think I'll pass...

I'm not really a fan of horror games...
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9TailedJackal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nor am I, but I got curious. It didn't really end well.

I actually deprived somebody of sleep for almost two weeks (unintentionally) by showing him the game just once.
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Combak Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Yup, I'm definitely good not checking then.
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DragonBlade318 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
did you base the bad guys off the weeping angels at all?
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