Daloki – Part 5: Shattered Changes

Shattered personalityNot only had her own personality been shattered by her time in the Nine Hells, but while lying in the Lake of Souls in the Abyss, Daloki had acquired other souls. One of them kept trying to kill her; another, Ramona by name, embarrassed her constantly by doing things like making sexual advances to others and having herself filmed pole dancing naked. Ramona also had Dal’s hair magically returned to its original black.

Daloki’s mother and her childhood self were just two of the personalities that came from her own mind. Another was a stern schoolteacher named Margaret, and Mauvais – someone Dal had been in her recent past – became a personality in her own right. Between them, Mother, Mauvais, Margaret and Ramona began to control the other, less strong personalities. Mauvais, though, was unstable herself. Continue reading

Daloki – Part 4: The Nine Hells

Daloki married Elexin, and everything went to hell.

(It was much, much later that she learned the truth: that Asmodelius had given Elexin a love potion intended to make Lex fall in love with Asmo’s own wife – for what reason she never learned – but it was Daloki that Lex saw first, so Asmo’s plan went awry.)

From then on, Dal was sucked into a growing nightmare. Three times Elexin fed her some of his blood, something he never should have done. Now she was his Ghoul, forced to feed regularly on the blood of vampires, and subject to his control. He didn’t actually use that control on her – yet.

Then a simple act of friendship came back to bite her. Continue reading

Daloki – Part 3: Elexin

GuiltyIn the end, winning the war against the Slayers had nothing to do with Daloki: she was too ill after being rescued to do much of anything. She was also wracked with guilt for having betrayed her friends and their cause. The fighting went on without her.

Then the Cheshire Cat Tavern and surrounding area suddenly vanished, along with everybody in it. The Slayers’ plan to transport them all into a prison went wildly askew, and Dal and the others found themselves on the desert planet called Bahari. It took them a good month to solve Bahari’s mysteries and get back to Worlds’ Crossing. Continue reading