Looking out her window through the dark cloak of night, the princess of Althena sighed deeply, a mixture of emotions clouding her usually clear mind. She stood silently by the large glass covered opening, watching the madness spread through the city she'd been raised to love. Many of her emotions mirrored those of the citizens in the streets below, though her reasoning was disparate. She was nervous and scared to leave her home, though the excitement present also sent chills through her body. She'd been in love with the King of the neighboring city for quite some time now, despite being engaged to marry another, this was her one chance to follow her heart, and it was both terrifying and exhilarating.
The bedlam in the capital was working miracles to keep the guards busy, "Just as planned..." She kept her voice low, speaking to herself and no one else. "Hopefully no one gets hurt..." Even though she was leaving, she still cared for the people of her country. Sighing to herself she pried her eyes from the spectacle and resumed the hasty packing of her most prized belongings, tossing them swiftly into a sack. She packed only the things that could not be replaced, items with a strong sentimental value to her, anything else could be bought anew when she arrived in her future home.
When Liana was certain she couldn't fit anything else in her bag, she reluctantly sealed it and strapped it to her back. She walked towards her floor length mirror and, leaning towards the vanity, she donned a cap meant for a stable boy. One last look over herself made her cringe, she looked the part alright, with her long brown locks stuffed into the cap and the top and trousers complete with loose fitting boots. She shook off the urge to change out of the stolen outfit, as she tore herself from the mirror and stalked across the room to the large chamber door.
Upon opening the door, she heard the echo of hurried footsteps approaching fast, she cursed herself for taking too long as she quietly pulled the door to, not bothering to latch it completely. She bit her lip nervously, she couldn't afford to get caught right now. Remembering how easily the help moved through the castle, she took off down the hall, making for one of the staff passageways. Liana opened the door, discovering the cramped stairway that spiraled down to the first floor, with a couple of branch offs along the way. Keeping to the main stairwell, she made it to the first floor in no time, emerging into the kitchen. Thankfully, the commotion had most of the castle on lock down, so there wasn't many people walking around, only a couple of cooks working away on dinner. She smiled to herself proudly as she weaved through the near deserted kitchen without catching the attention of its inhabitants.
With the hardest part over, the blue eyed woman walked briskly down the dark path towards the garden around the rear of the castle. She'd played out there a lot growing up, and remembered finding a hidden latch of some kind that led outside of the castle. She'd been scolded and told that it was for emergencies only, laughing slightly she picked up the pace, reaching the garden a few minutes later. Now she just had to find the latch again, it had been years since she'd seen it. Ten minutes passed as she felt up and down the wall along the garden, trying to find the small indention in the dark was proving more difficult than expected. "Jeez where is it...?" Just as the words left her mouth, a familiar clicking sounded and the wall gave way to a tiny crawlspace.
It took only a moment to toss her bag to the other side and crawl through, turning around to seal the door again behind her. "Home free-" She grinned and took off towards the edge of the trees, to the meeting point she'd planned with the man she loved. All the physical exertion was taking a toll on her though, and the burning in her side became evident as she pushed on, not used to any physical labor.
Tybalt drew his sword from yet another defeated enemy as another horde seemingly appeared from the shadows themselves. "Do you ever end?!" he waited for an opening before lashing out, catching the monster's chest and tearing easily through the flesh. The dark haired man sighed as the beast fell and two of his comrades dropped another handful of them, he lunged at the next and grazed it's shoulder as it ducked around his blade. Before he was able to recover, he was sent sprawling into the wall behind him as a clawed hand bashed against his chest plate. His breath was completely knocked from him on impact, taking longer than he'd hoped to collect himself just in time to raise his sword, impaling the charging creature. With the visible beasts vanquished, Tybalt took a shallow breath in an attempt to ease the pain in his ribs, which he figured were most likely cracked. He cast his gaze around him, not seeing any more of the demons in the surrounding area, he lifted his sword and trotted painfully down the road in search for anyone else who may need assistance.
Ever since the attack had begun, there had been non stop wave after wave of enemies in the capital, it was taking the entire guard just to keep them at bay, Althena was lucky they hadn't reached the castle yet, although if that was their goal it would make more sense for them to assail the walls surrounding the grounds, rather than the city itself. He sighed, wondering what it was the demons were after, and what would happen when they found it.