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    Thread: I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
Post: RE: I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King

He was. Amos just was. His existence was merely that. There was not really anything to look forward to, and he behaved as any proper servant should. He listened, and he obeyed, all because he was s...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 24 433 22 June 2022, 11:58 PM
    Thread: The sky is a hazy shade
Post: RE: The sky is a hazy shade

He stared at the shovel given to him and mulled over the choices. He didn’t like being given a choice. Demands were better. With Till it was easy, as Amos knew what his master would want. He looked to...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 4 142 21 May 2022, 11:41 PM
    Thread: The sky is a hazy shade
Post: RE: The sky is a hazy shade

Consciousness came to Amos. Dreams were pleasant reprieves from his existence, alas for the servant, he either did not dream, or he instantly forgot what transpired. His day to day was a stagnant, dar...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 4 142 19 April 2022, 01:53 AM
    Thread: No Sanctity Left Here
Post: No Sanctity Left Here

He stood in the old church again. Spring slowly climbing back up from winter on the outside. Amos stood at where the pulpit would be, staring out at the empty room before. Its pews were taken for wood...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 0 60 11 April 2022, 11:37 PM
    Thread: Saudade
Post: RE: Saudade

A child taken so young. Not killed, though some might believe that it would have been a better case. Some instances the man’s own mismatched eyes saw lent him to believe such a thing. His lot in Salso...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 6 200 21 March 2022, 10:24 PM
    Thread: Saudade
Post: RE: Saudade

Ah. Of course. Another soul made to hold anything that needed to spill over. Dams built up higher and higher, containing the weight of every bit of sadness, anger, jealousy. Pain kept hidden, stayed a...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 6 200 21 February 2022, 03:49 PM
    Thread: All My Words Have Wandered
Post: RE: All My Words Have Wandered

Silas was silenced long ago, speaking to him graced his giant ears little, but he enjoyed the quiet scrawling on paper whenever the man messaged in reply. His mis-matched eyes scoured the page, and Am...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 5 178 15 January 2022, 12:57 AM
    Thread: Dark Clouds, Tie Down The Sails, Brace Yourself For The Waves
Post: RE: Dark Clouds, Tie Down The Sails, Brace Yoursel...

Amos was there to serve Till, and then his family. Much of the time the patriarch's commands were merely to be of assistance to others who bore the Ulrich name. This time there was no order, the bard ...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 8 402 14 January 2022, 08:32 PM
    Thread: All My Words Have Wandered
Post: RE: All My Words Have Wandered

On the muddy river, words flowed faster than the idle current it boasted, though at that time he only sang to pass the time. In New Orleans with all its people and languages and food, he found his cal...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 5 178 6 January 2022, 08:19 PM
    Thread: Dark Clouds, Tie Down The Sails, Brace Yourself For The Waves
Post: RE: Dark Clouds, Tie Down The Sails, Brace Yoursel...

There was the tiniest rise of his eyebrow at Spartacus’s remark towards what he perceived as Amos’s thoughts about Till. It was a crook of authority he dare not make apparent. Once a look he had used ...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 8 402 6 January 2022, 01:56 PM
    Thread: All My Words Have Wandered
Post: All My Words Have Wandered

He might have been shirking his duties, but what had been handed to him had been done. The bard slipped away though, no permission sought. He needed to step out and step away, a gnawing anxiety was ch...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 5 178 2 January 2022, 07:09 PM
    Thread: Dark Clouds, Tie Down The Sails, Brace Yourself For The Waves
Post: RE: Dark Clouds, Tie Down The Sails, Brace Yoursel...

Did someone lose it, or was it made for Spartacus to find? Amos peered over at the mask, head tilted slightly as he looked the adornment. He had no clue about its origins. Though its covered eye was t...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 8 402 2 January 2022, 03:36 PM
    Thread: Saudade
Post: RE: Saudade

The chambers of the cavern were supposed to be his only company here, as were the echoes of his mewling and sobs. Amos jumped when he heard the voice of another, and scrambled to find purchase on the ...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 6 200 2 January 2022, 12:56 AM
    Thread: Saudade
Post: Saudade

He didn’t cry often, mostly tears came from something physical. The kiss of a switch cleansed his soul, but lately he had not the want, nor the need to flagellate. Perhaps it came from his departure o...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 6 200 21 December 2021, 11:36 PM
    Thread: One more word and you won't survive
Post: RE: One more word and you won't survive

The silence was painful for Amos, as he tended to Till. His mismatched eyes were cast down when he was not focusing on aiding his creditor. There were no remarks admiring the man, there was no back an...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 25 1,153 15 November 2021, 03:25 AM
    Thread: Dark Clouds, Tie Down The Sails, Brace Yourself For The Waves
Post: RE: Dark Clouds, Tie Down The Sails, Brace Yoursel...

As behavior went, Till was not the most monstrous of his masters over time. While he was sometimes cruel, Amos was skilled and quick enough to keep the man content. His sons were a little more difficu...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 8 402 28 October 2021, 11:15 PM
    Thread: Never So Alive
Post: RE: Never So Alive

Amos had his hobbies and wanted to try more, so he could understand why Aidan was seeking others. However, he could not fathom why anyone would want to climb a cliff face past the point of death if a ...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 6 419 16 October 2021, 11:50 PM
    Thread: Never So Alive
Post: RE: Never So Alive

There was no rhyme or reason in the terms of personal gain. Of course Amos saw the potential benefits of saving the life of someone in a better station, but they were not the driving force of his deci...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 6 419 2 October 2021, 09:30 PM
    Thread: Never So Alive
Post: RE: Never So Alive

Song. It was almost as sacred as prayer to him, though the latter was becoming arduous. Amos’s faith had wavered before, but not quite like this. There was anger, but it wasn’t as extreme as it was in...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 6 419 10 September 2021, 12:00 AM
    Thread: [M] Shadowed Agony
Post: RE: [M] Shadowed Agony

There was a gentle squeeze from Amos that followed the hand holding. An affirmation that he was there and that he understood her concern. He was thankful for it. Not many cared about Amos, at least th...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 13 862 29 August 2021, 02:50 AM
    Thread: [M] Shadowed Agony
Post: RE: [M] Shadowed Agony

Would the trek out there and back be too long? Would he be subject to Till’s annoyance induced anger? Though it didn’t quite matter as he trudged on behind Azalea. Her kindness was too much for Amos, ...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 13 862 7 August 2021, 02:00 AM
    Thread: [M] Shadowed Agony
Post: RE: [M] Shadowed Agony

It would take more than a walk to make him really feel like a person again. For most of his life Amos had been bought and sold as property and he had to consider himself as such, lest he feel the full...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 13 862 7 July 2021, 02:37 AM
    Thread: a quick, short, sharp shock
Post: RE: a quick, short, sharp shock

Kill rats? They were vermin, but also intelligent. On ships they were a nuisance, often eating what little the mariners and cargo had. Yet Amos had a quiet appreciation for the animals. They existed i...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 5 497 2 July 2021, 12:56 AM
    Thread: Checkmate, get you out of that crown
Post: RE: Checkmate, get you out of that crown

While cynical and world-weary, Amos still had a little humor in him. Not much was at stake here, so he felt okay with entertaining the little white lies the jester was laying down. Together they craft...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 4 239 18 June 2021, 11:23 AM
    Thread: [M] Oh little choir boy, a storm is coming
Post: RE: [M] Oh little choir boy, a storm is coming

The man looked sad as he stared longingly into Hades’s eyes. The world-weariness wasn’t quite there, yet it persisted. It was like a lingering scent, that tiredness Amos boasted. He was good at shooin...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 13 521 10 June 2021, 01:30 AM
    Thread: [SL] Decennial Birthday Raffle
Post: RE: [SL] Decennial Birthday Raffle

Total Number of Tickets: 10 Thistle Tickets Stories From The Labyrinth (https://soulsrpg.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=49943) - 1 Tickets Join the May 1st announcement thread A Vision of the Grand...
Amos Gaines Dead Pack News 8 768 1 June 2021, 10:56 PM
    Thread: sun on my head
Post: RE: sun on my head

Salsola. A land varied in its scape. From dark woods and sea caves, to a wonderful river with all its twists, turns, and falls. Occasionally he’d wander her wonders, taking peeks at whatever piqued hi...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 3 243 26 May 2021, 06:05 PM
    Thread: [M] Oh little choir boy, a storm is coming
Post: RE: [M] Oh little choir boy, a storm is coming

That was a loaded question. So many things were wrong in Amos’s life. Location and occupation being two. Himself being what seemed hundreds more. He merely looked at Hades, brow furrowed. He needed so...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 13 521 26 May 2021, 01:57 PM
    Thread: [M] Oh little choir boy, a storm is coming
Post: RE: [M] Oh little choir boy, a storm is coming

A noise came from Amos’s throat once he was informed by Hades that he carried no drink. The bard was looking at the door and letting his neck slowly go limp as he exhaled a drawn out moan of complaint...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 13 521 26 May 2021, 03:10 AM
    Thread: [M] Oh little choir boy, a storm is coming
Post: RE: [M] Oh little choir boy, a storm is coming

The touch caused a visible ripple of pleasure roll through the man. He leaned right into Hades’s hand. The soft voice only made Amos feel all the better. He was a good boy, and though the fiery man ha...
Amos Gaines Dead Topics 13 521 26 May 2021, 02:33 AM