Jun 21 2010

Storm Clouds 78 – An ongoing Succubi Story

This is the continuing story of the Succubi called Storm Clouds…

If you want to read previous chapters, please click the link in the Tale header at the top of the page marked Storm Clouds or click here...

Chapter 14 starts and Tom discovers that Camilla made a promise she shouldn’t have made…

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Storm Clouds 78

Storm Clouds

Chapter 14

By TeraS

Chapter 14

Chapter 14

After Camilla had left, Tom spent the next thirty minutes grilling Bill over what he did, what he was doing, and if he could suggest anyone in his company that might have taken it upon themselves to attack Brent and his wife. He came to the decision that, while Bill wasn’t obviously involved in what happened, there was no clear way that he could dismiss the possibility that someone that worked for Bill had done the deed. Or that Bill was hiding something from him.

That bothered him.

It wasn’t that he didn’t believe what Bill had said, it was the sheer stupidity of Bill going off his rocker and watching him go off on a tirade over the injustice that had been done to him in his eyes.

Tom didn’t enjoy pushing at his old friend. Worse was trying to break all of the explanations and reasons that he wasn’t responsible for what had happened. Most of the reasons made sense, most of them, but one exchange just about pushed Bill over the edge and that worried him.

Tom sighed and paced in front of the offices again, he was sure that the workers inside were looking at him oddly, but he didn’t care. Bill was not quite cleared, that one piece of evidence would damn him in court if it came to that.

Tom hoped that it wouldn’t.

Camilla came into view soon after, her heels clicking on the concrete floor of the warehouse. Tom noticed that Billy wasn’t there and wasn’t too pleased about that. He had been intending to grill him next thanks to the admission he had heard, but now prepared to go and hunt him down and corner him. Filing away the thoughts on his old friend, he called out to Camilla, “Where’s Billy? Have to talk to him.”

“No you don’t. He’s not to blame for this. He nor his father.”

Tom rubbed his chin a moment, then said, “You got a feeling or something?”

She looked around then nodded and explained, “Let’s just say that my… feelings… are pretty accurate.”

Turning away the reply was, “You’ll have to explain that to me sometime. Soon would be great. Before I have to toss them both in jail.”

Camilla looked at him curiously and then followed behind. Tom seemed to be in a rush to get out of the warehouse and she found herself running a bit to keep up with him. Then she asked, “Do you have something to charge them with?”

“Enough to charge him. Making threats. He was foolish in front of a lot of people. That’s a big no-no in things like this.”

“Passions of the heart can make us all say silly things we don’t mean at the moment they are said.”

“Passions can, have killed in the past you know.”

Camilla had caught up to him finally, and as she walked beside, started to lecture Tom a bit, “Those are not passions. Those are misguided beliefs and desires that pull one from what is important to oneself. It is easy to fall to darker desires and temptations than it is to hold the more important things within.”

“You know, I don’t understand all of that stuff. I’m just a simple man. I haven’t got the time to deal with theories and wishes. I deal in facts. Give me some of those and I’ll be able to deal with that.”

“All right. Fact, Bill said that he would never harm a lady. You agree that he would not either. Therefore, he cannot be the one to have done the deed nor make the order to have it done.”

“Okay, see that’s not a fact. That is conjecture.”

“Is it? I don’t think so. I have…”

“A feeling? You said that before. What does that mean?”

The pair exited the warehouse, but Camilla did not continue to speak until she was quite sure that no one could hear her.

“I… We, know people by their souls Thomas. When I touched your hand, I knew that you were a good man. I also know that you have a troubled past and that you have lost someone close to you.”

Tom’s look was a mix of shock and concern, but before he could say anything she continued.

“I didn’t look deeply into you. I did not look into your memories. I could have, but you didn’t give me permission, so all I knew was that you cared about what happened to Patricia, for whatever reason you had, and so…”

He stopped walking, “You used me.”

“No. I did not. I gave you the card, I gave you the chance to walk away, you decided that you needed to find out more and you came into our world. Do not confuse the seeing of an open door with walking through it. You had the choice. You made it.”

Tom wanted to rant at her, but the logic was sound. He did poke his nose in, and he was deep in it now. With a sigh he asked, “How much do you know about Bill and his son?”

“Enough to know that Bill has not killed anyone. Ever. I can say the same for Billy as well.”

“Okay, explain that. In simple words so that my mind doesn’t break.”

Camilla laced her hands together and explained, “If you are dark, or have been touched by the dark. If you have killed or done something that serves the dark and makes it gain power, you are marked, in your soul, with that. If I touch someone like that, I’ll know. The same is true of someone that has been touched by the light, but it is different.”

“Weird. Sort of sounds like you are a divining rod.”

She giggled a bit, “Divine I’m not.”

And with her right hand she pointed at her forehead.

“What most people are, generally, are shades of grey. That’s normal and what we expect from most. But there are always exceptions to that rule. If either of them had killed, the would not be grey. They would be dark. I don;t sense that in either of them.”

“So, you give them a pass?”

“I give them the benefit of the doubt. There is nothing in them that screams they are the ones. But…”

“But what?”

“I asked Billy for a favor.”

Jun 20 2010

Portal – A Succubi Manip by TeraS

It’s been a little while since my last Succubi Manip.. Far too long really…

And so, finally, a new manip from me called Portal…

The longest part of making this was fiddling with the smoke in the portal and removing all of the junk that was around the Succubi in the image and making the cloudy background…

I also had issues with the text and I thank James for his help in the story for the image which I’m reposted in here as well:

She waits by the portal to the Realm,

the mists surrounding her

hiding the mysteries and wonders within.

Few know her name:

to most, she is simply The Receptionist.

She asks a question

of everyone who dares approach her.

Some answer correctly and pass within

to discover the amazing pleasures she guards.

Some cannot answer and she claims them

(though no one has ever heard of them complaining).

Do you dare approach?

Can you answer her question?

Will you risk her taking you, changing you?

Or has she already taken you for her own?

Reality is what you make of it.

And, one way or another,

she will make you her own.

Thank you again for your help in mking my words better my heart…

*huggles*

Tera

Jun 19 2010

A Warcraft Succubus YouTube…

I have said in the past that the Warcraft Succubus bothers me in a lot of ways… Some of that is what she says in the game, really it is rather stupid and uninteresting not to mention repetitive.

But mostly what bugs me if that she has hooves…

And in case the embedding doesn’t work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tec9DR6Bzek&feature=fvst

I have to admit that some of the colour choices that appear in this video do make her look better… The all red isn’t too bad, the blue just looks weird and some of the multi ones are blech.

Perhaps at some point they will make her look more sexy and less so…

Of course that’s probably wishful thinking…

Tera

Jun 18 2010

Gambling Succubus Figurine…

Cards anyone?

For the last few Fridays on the Tale I have shared some Succubus or Devil Girl figurines that seem to be part of a series…

This is the last one in the series of them…

The silly thing is that I am in the middle of a card game elsewhere on the net and so this is rather an interesting choice to share today…

This figurine is called Gamblin’ Lil’ Devil Girl “Joker’s Wild” Figurine. Bit of a mouthful but it is a good description of her really…

She, like the others in the series, sells for $14 US and she is about four inches in height…

There is quite a lot that I like about her. Her tail is very nice and the expression on her face is quite delicious… Not so sure about her almost white horns, but I can live with it…

I can’t tell what cards she is laying on, but I am guessing that it is four aces and then the Joker card as well..

Oddly, that makes me think of the story I posted last week called Playing With The Queen of Hearts….

I think that, when I look over all of the figurines, this one is my favourite for its style, looks, and overall pose and Succubi playfulness…

Really one of the best Succubi figurines I have seen this year so far…

You can find this figurine on sale at this site.

This then brings to a close this series of Succubi figurines, still looking for more and hope to have more soon to share!

Tera

Jun 17 2010

Succubi Image of the Week 130

One of the things that I find interesting about images of Succubi is that, and this is in general, how they tend to combine the myths and legends of different cultures around the world in their appearance…

This one especially…

This work is called Ryn Succubus by Daejin, and I found it originally on the site Hentai Foundry. That original posting you can find here, and the artist Daejin’s page on that site is here.

What I find intriguing  about this work is that this Succubus seems to have a Djinn-like appearance to her. In other words, a middle eastern mythos appearance to her clothing and jewelry. I can see her as being the court magi or other such being for someone in power. I’m not so sure she would be living in a lamp, but that idea gives me some pause for thought…

The other thing that I like about this work is that she isn’t faulting her sexuality in the image, but almost teasingly hints to it in her pose, the placement of her arms and the whisper thin skirt she is wearing as well…

All in all a lovely piece of art that shows an aspect of Succubi that doesn’t appear very often really…

Tera

Jun 16 2010

Succubi Witchiness as a Costume…

Still on that site again this week… HAve you ever seen those Reese’s commercials where they have the people saying things like, “You have you chocolate in my peanut butter” and “You have your peanut butter in my chocolate”?

This costume I think applies to that situation…

This costume is called Delicious Devil Witch. Not sure about that name, but then I’m not so sure about this costume either really…

What you get is an almost complete costume. It comes with the metallic lace-up dress, a witch’s hat that isn’t in this image, but it is the usual tall pointed peaked hat you would expect, da pair of evil horns, and a pitchfork.

The boots are not included, they cost $70 US. The costume otherwise is available for $62 US, but they have it on sale on a pre-release basis for only $50.

The first thing I cannot work out is, how are you supposed to wear the horns and the hat at the same time? It just isn’t possible as far as I can see, so that probably would mean stuffing the horns into the hat and then putting them on when you are ready to get rid of the hat.

Other than the horns for the Succubus part of this, and the witch’s hat for the witch part, I can’t quite work out how the rest of this costume works for either role to be honest…

I suppose I can lean to saying that the slightly ragged edge of the dress lends itself to being something worn by a stereotypical witch, but otherwise, it just isn’t working for me all that much.

I have to say that my lack of excitement over this concept rates it a mere one pitchfork out of five. I can see the idea, I can understand it, I can even see a way that it could work out, but this one isn’t it. I think that it would have been better served if she had heels instead of boots, and a longer dress that was cute lower in the front and allowed for a little tail to be shown out the back and a good deal of leg from a longer skirt on the dress that would add to the mystique of the idea and reflect back to some of the more sexually interesting designs that have appeared in the past for witches…

It couldn’t hurt could it?

Tera

Jun 15 2010

Temptations 65

Some ideas are ones that shouldn’t be taken, trusted or otherwise considered…

But some? Some are and rhe Queen of the Succubi knows that and regrets it from time to time…

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Temptations 65

By TeraS and Legion & Alei

Legion almost laughs at Andrea’s suggestions of contracts.

“I fear M’lady that I don’t have anyone sign anything, any more than your Queen does.  All bargins are etched in the hearts and souls of the people who the deal is made with.”

His eyes started to glow, much brighter this time, as it would take a considerable amount of skill and power to do this… but he hadn’t dealt with Morgan Le Fey to not have skills.

“As for the terms with Maria and Deedra… that is simple enough… they will be… changed as you described… when this… is done.”

He heard the faint strain in his voice… this was more difficult than he had thought as he was in another’s realm but he would be damned if he stopped now.

The light grew and grew until there was a flash and rumble and when it faded, there stood Maria, Deedra, and the others, horns and tails in promanace… still as statues.

“Nnnh.. for… forgive me… they were… removed from the moment they occupied… and are slightly out of time… while the last… effort needed takes… hold.  They… are now… exactly as they were… before dealing with me… when they are ready… they will move and… you will be free to question them… as you see fit.”

Trying not to look like he desprately needed to Legion slowly sat down as Maria started to blink and her focus locked onto Tera and the other ladies.

Tera regarded Maria as she came into motion with a very very slight frown upon her lips. Then she asked in a calm voice, “Maria. I’m sorry that you have been put through this, and I regret what I am about to ask… I need to discover some things and it would appear that you are the one to give them to me…”

Tera stood up and closed the distance to Maria, her tail darting behind her as if it was agitated and angered. She began to circle her slowly, not laying a finger upon Maria…. Not allowing their tails to touch in the normal way of greeting that was the custom of the Succubi….

She stopped at Maria’s left side and regarded her for a moment before asking, “What is the first rule of the Succubi Maria? What is the first thing that you were taught by your tail…. By your Book… By all that you are… What was it?”

Maria had been more than slightly disoriented when she came out of… where had she been?

She looked over and saw Queen Tera and two other women looking at her in mild confusion… and beside her… several of her sisters in statue like poses… though some were beginning to stir slightly.

She looked to the final side and saw a hooded man lean weakly into a chair… and remembered sharply what had happened.

She remembered her life before.. and the life she had just left… the children…  her children… she thought in wonder.  They may not have been by birth but she had loved them more than she could have imagined.

She remembered the hooded man… Legion… coming before her… asking questions about the Queen, her deep distrust, to the point of even trying to elude him.

But then… he had offered something… something that should have been impossiable… something that she never dared dream she could have.  She had been dubious at first… doubting that whoever this was could deliver on such a promise… on such a deal.

Then he had given her a sample… a day in the life she had secretly desired.  He had simply slipped her spirit into a mother of three.  Maria had had acess to all the woman’s memories so had been able to play the part perfectly.

The love… the joy in the eyes of the children who looked to her… relied on her… the thoughts of, They love me… without reservation… without tricks.  Such simple innocence… it’s so beautiful.

The day had ended in a single second.  Legion had returned her, exactly as he had promised.  She had mourned the loss but rejected his offer.  He had simply shrugged and melted into the night.

But afterward… nothing she did matched how she had felt during that single day.  Succubi’s couldn’t have children. It was as much a mystic fact as anything… but… she longed for the life she had visited.

Two weeks had passed and she went looking for him.  He came almost at once, as if he had known… and maybe he had.  He had laid down the particulars… including what he had expected from this deal.

She had been torn… but her desire had been too great.  She knew what she was about to do was no doubt going to be seriously frowned on by the Queen, yet if she was locked into this new life for several decades… perhaps the Queen wouldn’t notice, as Succubi’s were immortal… a few decades were nothing to them.

Quietly, she had agreed.

What happened next she still was not sure… a swirl of wind, a flash of blue, words in a very old tongue.

When she was next aware she was no longer Maria the Succubi, she was married… with young children.  The first twenty four hours her old life was still in her mind. But it had faded… slowly slipping away like mist in the sun.  By the second day she was Maria the mother and had always been that.

But now… she was standing before the Queen.  The lifetime had not ended… why was she here?  Had Tera discovered what had happened and tricked Legion to bringing her here?

Maria bowed her head at the Queen’s words.  She had deeply and secretly dreaded this happening.  What was going to happen to her now?

“I…  I know… I…”  she tried to finish but felt too ashamed to.

With great effort she managed to look into the Queen’s eyes and say softly, “I’m sorry.”

Tera looked at Maria and then said, “I’m sorry. That’s it? That’s all? I’m sorry? I know? Is that all you have to say for yourself Maria? Have you forgotten all that you were taught and given?”

She rubbed a hand over the bridge of her nose a moment and then continued, “First Rule of the Succubi – You are a Succubi. Whatever else happens… Whatever else you become… You are a Succubi first an all else is second to that. You know well that the Realm is harmed by each Tail and Succubi that fails to return when the time comes… We have lost so many because of those in the universe that have killed our kind, severed their tails and took away all that they knew…”

With a sigh she continued, “The Lake of Souls is weakened by the losses and we are all lesser for the losses we suffer… So many Tails are lost… So many new Succubi will never be… You gave up being a Succubi Maria… You could have well just kept yourself hidden… It’s not hard for you to do… You could have well lived in that life and still be part of the whole… But you took his offer and pulled away from us… That is your choice as is anything else…”

Her hand lowered over her lips a moment as Tera considered before continuing, “So then you will have to make a choice. Are you or are you not a Succubi. Explain that to me… And then…”

Tera left the rest of it unsaid for the moment as Maria would need to decide for herself what she was. And why…

And hopefully Maria would answer the question correctly…

Maria flinched at the Queen’s anger.  The Queen rarely showed that side of herself and for her to show it now made Maria that much more shamed.  She had known she had been taking a unrelenting risk in taking this Legion up on his offer, but she hadn’t allowed herself to think about it.  The Queen’s words and tone brought all that guilt up full force and it mixed with the horror of never seeing the children she had come to love so much again.

It was hard not to break down in tears.  But she at least had to try to make the Queen understand.

“I could have lived that life my Queen,” she said in a small quavering voice, “But you know how the world calls to us, how being a Succubi calls to us all.  And if that call would have ruined the children… my heart could not have bared the sorrow.  And if they had somehow discovered what I was… who I was…” she paused, “Would a child understand?  Would it scar them, ruin their future?  How could I do that if I clamied to love them?  TO put them first, as any mother should.”

She took a shuddering breath, “I would have returned when my mortal time had ended… on this I swear.  Otherwise…” she tried to look the Queen in the eye and succeeded but knew her look was a sad one, not in any way defiant, “I offer no other excuse or reason.”

But she also knew that would not satisfy the Queen, “But you asked if I was a Succubi….  The answer is I am… even if it means I will not return to what I left behind, for while I am not ashamed of being a Succubi… I cannot be one and be the mother a child needs.”

Tera’s tail swisched behind her a moment and then she answered with a sigh, “No. No my dear Maria… That is not true… If you would have the wisdom to see then you would know… There are layers and layers of falsehoods and misconceptions that we have built up around us to keep the truth from view… Perhaps that was not the best way to do things, but the past is the past. We live in the here and now. In my reign. And Maria… You know what is the most important thing. The truly most important thing.”

She reached her tail out and twined it with Maria’s, “That is love Maria. First and always. I can think of dozens of our kind that have gone into the world and been with others for the lifetime that their mortal loves have been given…”

Tera looked at Andrea with a smile, “Some of them see past the illusions of what we are supposed to be and see us as we are. And love us for it regardless. And for that love in return, anything and everything that is ours to give is given to them freely and joyfully… And that makes anything possible…”

She held Andrea’s gaze a moment, “Anything.”

Turning back to Maria, she continued, “For the love of a family Maria, you can do anything if your heart is willing to take the chance. You have reshaped yourself for others in the past… You could have easily wrapped the illusion of being a normal person around you and held it for centuries if you wanted to… Nothing worth having is easy… You give yourself into their arms and hope that they will love you. And if they do then there is nothing that you can reveal to them that will change that…”

Tera raised a single finger to Maria’s face and then touched her nose, “Love overcomes all. You have forgotten that. You shouldn’t…. Ever.”

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No you shouldn’t but sometimes you have to don’t you?

Tera

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