Once again thanks for looking at my rp for whoever takes the time to see this. Yes we have started, but we have not gotten far. To catch up, just read my intro and I will give you a small summary of everything that has happened and as to what is happening now. Please enjoy ^_^
The members of Embara Wing were sent out to find a strange boy who wielded strange magic. They encountered the boy in the village of Velna. After a small scuffle, the boy willing turns himself in and he is now in the prison underneath the Guild.
[i We are the watchers of the world.
We have watched the world since the beginning of humanity. Alongside the spirits we have protected and watched over the world from the shadows. We have watched the rise of humanity, and the terror of demons since their origins.
However, we had another task along with the job of observation. Unfortunately, in order to successfully complete that task, we had to send a shadow down into the world of mortals.
Now I have to descend from my home and bring an end to the shadow of my people's failure....]
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So, this is important because it stops people from falling behind and allows you to know when to post. Now, to be more specific, I do something a little different in terms of 'order' than what you see in most rps on here.
What we will be doing is not posting turn by turn but by 'cycle'. what I mean by that is that each cycle will begin and end with one of [b MY] posts. Once I post then everyone will have to post AT LEAST once, but can post to a maximum of 2 per cycle. In other words, if you post 2 times before a cycle ends, you have to wait for a new cycle aka everyone has posted at least once. Other than that you can post WHENEVER you want or can. However, I will not wait to long, maybe a week or so for you to post before I just push the rp along. Pm please if you do not get how the posting order works.
To simplify, I post, then everyone has to post at least once. Just keep in mind that I can still post twice per a cycle as well. I will put "End Cycle" at the end of the post that signifies the end of the current cycle.
Spirits range from anything spectral. There are different kinds of spirits, but generally yes they are like the orbs of light that float around my character. Mainly, spirits are spectral beings that allow the world's nature to function. There is a spirit that causes the wind to blow, the trees to grow. Weaker spirits usually are just a sphere of energy, but sometimes spirits can become so powerful that they gain a form and can choose to be seen or not such as the legendary creatures known as dragons. Mostly dragons choose not to be seen fyi.
So anything considered to be a mythical or legendary creature of lore would be considered a spirit in this rp. If you don't understand or have trouble identifying if something is a spirit or not just let me know~
All the rpers will be part of the most powerful adventures guild. And you will all be friends to some degree. I've had rps die because nobody gets along with anybody. I don't care if your character is anti social or socially awkward but to some degree they care for their fellow members.
Element: This can be any two elements. There is magic in this rp and the two elements you choose will be the elements that you can utilize
Weapon: Barehanded... technically speaking
Asura is a Berserker Warrior race that has enhanced strength and reflexes as well as more durable bodies. They have the innate ability to enhance their physical power through the use of magic. This race is a mutated form of the human race caused by being born with strong magic.
How you came to join the guild: Her Father was the previous guild master and her Grandfather was the one who created the guild during the first war with the Demons. However, the guild Master title is not passed down through bloodline, but by merit. Velissa earned the title through pure merit, and not because of her last name.
Witches are a race born with an extraordinary unique kind of magic. The Witch Arts allow them to use strange and unusual magic spells that can be very powerful or dangerous. The witches used to be hunted out of fear for their extraordinary abilities.
How you came to join the guild: She was the first to join after Velissa became the new guild master. Her and Velissa seem to have a history, but what that history is, is a mystery to everyone in the guild to this day.
Shield Style: Baron can project his impenetrable skin outwardly like a sphere of protection around himself and three other people. It only last as long as his strength allows him to. It does drain him quite rapidly.
How you came to join the guild: Just like his twin sister, he was raised in the guilds setting and was trained to fight with them.
How you came to join the guild: He lost a bet and became the guilds combat medic.
Weapon: FN P90 TR , nunchaku baton, hand cannon, slinger, combustibles , needles, and syringes.
Main: Poison Manipulation- Users can create, shape and manipulate poisons and poisonous substances. For the sake of clarity: poison, toxin and venom are terms for any substance that injures the health or destroys life when absorbed into the system: poison is the general word, toxin is a poison produced by an organism ; it is especially used in medicine in reference to disease-causing bacterial secretions, venom is especially used of the poisons secreted by certain animals, usually injected by bite or sting.
Secondary: Chemistry Manipulation- The user can create/generate, shape and manipulate chemical substances that can create new elemental or chemical, toxic, combustible, or explosive substance. Users can also manipulate the reactions of the chemical substance.
How you came to join the guild: Coraline is a newcomer to the guild .
Age: 17 years old in human years.
Weapon: As a blacksmith, Eliander carries a variety of weapons with the vast knowledge of each individual tool. With that said, Eliander is very proficient with weaponry. However, he clings to the melee side of arms. -Wielding hammers and daggers the most...
Element: Thermal Manipulation-User can create, shape and manipulate temperature, a form of kinetic energy between particles at the atomic or molecular level: the greater the movement of these particles, the greater the thermal energy and reversed. Heat itself is internal thermal energy that flows from one body of matter to another, it is not the same as the energy contained in a system—that is, the internal thermal energy of the system. Rather than being "energy-in-residence," heat is "energy-in-transit." Due to this He is immune to fire and ice attack’s.
Race: Halfling of elf and human.
How you came to join the guild: Has yet to join.
How you came to join the guild: They found her after she was cursed and took her in. She's not sure if to help her or just to watch her
Name: Sage. That's what people know him by.
Weapon: An elven sword. But he hardly ever uses it.
Element: Air and Earth.
How you came to join the guild: He was on the run as he was framed for a crime he didn't do, so he stayed in the guild by persuading the leader that he can teach the members magic.
Age: If you ask, he'll lie.
Weapon: Fatui has two bracers and two anklets that are cursed, fused to his form, as dark as onyx, with a glittering orange-yellow gem inlaid in each. These magistella allow him to manifest weapons of magma and gouts of flame on command.
Element: Magma Manipulation, Compliments of his curse.
Illusory fracturing: Fatui acts with such speed, that people are never sure whether he's just one person, or many, acting in tandem.
Race: A spider-kin, his arms and legs covered in carapace, his four bloody orange-yellow eyes, and his fangs mark him for near universal distrust.
How you came to join the guild: No one is quite sure how Fatui came into the guild ranks, merely that his presence has become more noticeable as his tales have grown taller.
Description: Fatui is a 5'11 spider-kin. He has a mop of oily black hair that he's constantly pushing back, giving it a windswept look, and to keep it out of his eyes. He has a strong jawline and high cheekbones, complemented by ivory colored skin, with has a small nose and four orange yellow eyes, two where most humans have theirs and a pair on his forehead. He sports a pair of thin elfin ears, and has two fangs that overhang a pair of full, light grey lips. He wears a bloody red scarf that he covers his mouth with.
He has a thin athletic build, with muscle being visible anywhere without chitin, including a set of well defined abs. His arms are covered in black chitin to just past the elbows, well defined biceps rising from a jagged edge. He wears a large black poncho on his upper body, putting his scarf on above this. He also has a pair of ashy bracers that dig into the chitin around his wrists, a shiny orange gem glimmering in either of them.
His lower body is covered similarly by a bloody red sash, which rests over a pair of loose fitting black pants, which are obviously quite old and tattered, as they have been seemingly burned just below the knees. He has chitin up to just above his knees as well, and a pair of anklets to match his bracers.
Weapon: A magic revolver and a katana.
Primary: Blood Magic:From the use of his own blood, he can create a extension of his blade or create a blood bullet infused with a random element or none at all. However this does require the use of his own blood and can only be used a limited amount of time.
Secondary: Magical eye: By revealing his hidden eye hidden beneath an eye patch, he can see the element of magic in the air. While he can see any magic, he can only see magic used being used and using it puts strain on him, allowing limited use of his left eye.
How you came to join the guild: He was found by one of the high ranking members of the guild wandering without his memories and fainted from starvation. He was brought in and was given a chance to do guild work while he worked on figuring out his past by the guild master, which he agreed to.
Chaos really kept quiet as soon as he was there with the others, even when he followed them onto the train. He then took the nearest bench closest to the back of the train car, not wanting to really be anywhere close to the other members who where there on the mission. He honestly didn't really care to converse with anyone, since they would more than likely either tell them how much they hate him or ask him more about the murder and he wasn't in the mood to to answer nor listen to them about it anymore.
When he heard Olivia mention the zone's names, he quickly felt something familiar. It had felt as if he had maybe heard those names of these zones but he wasn't completely sure. Whatever it was to him, he didn't make any notion of letting Olivia know that and so just sat there and listening while also acting uninterested.
After he heard everything from the speech, he quickly took the nearest door at the back of the car our. The last thing he wanted to do was sit inside anymore, especially on such a dangerous mission and if he was going to be stuck in an area with little to no magic aura. After leaving the car, he quickly looked for a way up to the top of the car, finding a ladder that he could climb to reach the roof.
After he made it on top, he quickly sat down to look at the passing scenery as he felt the wind blowing past him. It wasn't the first time he had been on the roof of this car and he always loved being alone up here. He slowly took his revolver out and checked the chambers, checking to see if his revolver was fully loaded. He didn't know how much the field would affect his blood magic, given the fact that all he knew was that it was a magic that took the energy from the user's blood compared to the casting he had seen from other magicians. It would be better safe than sorry for him to check just in case he found himself unable to use his blood magic, his gun being a holster for the magical pullets that only required the trigger to be pulled from the gun to ignite the magic contained inside each bullet.
After he finished checking and loading his revolver, he put it away and simply stared out to the distance, enjoying the view and the feeling of him flying through the air.
Kaltivas watches as the members flow into the main hall one after the other. Kaltivas reverts to his cat form and rests across Olivia's shoulders once it seems that they recruited all the members that they could. [b "Well, may I make a suggestion before we start talking about the mission? We should get on a train and talk on our way there. It will be a hour long trip after all,"] Kaltivas states as his tail begins to sway.
Later on the entire party sits in the third car of the train which is known as the Guild Car. A car of the train that can be reserved by any guild if it is for the means of a mission. The train heads northwest toward a town known as Telna. The wheels of the train turn rapidly along the tracks as fiery orange tinted steam shoots out from the top of the train. The inside of the Guild Car has the appearance of a war room. The sides of the car are lined with cushioned chairs that face inward.
Olivia sits on the right side in the seat closest to the front of the car. She looked at the door of the train car as she gets lost in her own thoughts, slowly piecing together how the train runs and operates completely off of Magistellia.
[b "Olivia. I believe we should start show and tell,"] Kaltivas says as he looks up at Olivia from her lap.
[b "Go ahead,"] Olivia says with an absent minded tone as she continues to be lost in thought.
Kaltivas rolls his eyes and sits up on Olivia's lap. [b "I don't know how many of you were even aware, but for those who were, Olivia and I have been on mission for the past few months straight,"] Kaltivas begins to explain.
[b "Complain,"] Olivia says in a slightly irritated tone.
[b "Yes yes, Your complaints are noted,"] Kaltivas replies with a sigh and continues, [b "anyway, moving on. The missions we were on were for reconnaissance. We were surveying areas that had suddenly become devoid of all forms of life, so to speak."]
[b "In other words,"] Olivia cut in as she looks at the other members. [b "In these areas, all forms of spiritual energy and life had suddenly disappeared. I was sent out to investigate,"] Olivia amazingly explains in more than three words. This is a rare occasion where she makes the effort to actually talk. There are only two circumstances when she will say more than two words. The first occasion is when she is talking about her personal interest which usually waters down to magical law, sciences and theories. The second occasion is when she is talking about something that is considered important.
[b "These areas were being referred to as Distortion Fields. However, they are more accurately known as Corruption Zones. However, the knowledge of such areas have been classified by the Prince for the time being due to a massive lack of information."]
Olivia continues off what Kaltivas said and explains, [b "And I didn't come up with much of anything either. You all know the four Laws of Magic casting, right?"] Olivia holds out her right hand and begins to say [b "The four laws. The first law is the control of mana,"] Olivia's right hand gains a cyan colored tint, [b "The second law is to convert the controlled mana within your body into a form that it can exist outside of your body,"] A cyan colored sphere forms above the palm of Olivia's hand, [b "The third law, which is an optional one to follow, is the manipulation of such magic once it is converted."] Olivia causes the sphere to grow bigger and then small, before she causes the sphere to turn into a thin disk and finally having it revert back to a sphere. [b "The fourth and final law is the actual casting of the spell,"] Olivia says as she has the orb disperse.
[b "Within the Corruption Zone, the second law was difficult to manage,"] Kaltivas says as he looks up at Olivia, [b "Correct?"]
[b "Yes, most people are unaware, but the second law is performed by actually drawing on the natural energies around us. We draw a very small amount of natural mana from the atmosphere which allows us to bind our own mana into an existent form,"] Olivia explains as she looks at the palm of her hand, [b "But the areas we are going to barely has any mana at all. So, just a fair warning. Magic is incredibly difficult to use where we are going."]
[h3 Author's Note]
So, the train ride will last one posting cycle. If you guys want to get your piece in, do so now. The next posting cycle will be the start of the next phase of the story.
In an instant, she would say yes to the chance of getting rid of the voice within the sword. She wanted to be free of it, to never hear it again trying to tempt her to kill. But she was suddenly hesitant. Why? This kid had actual answers on how to get rid of it, but now, she wasn't sure. Was it because she finally had some sort of answer? This was something that she focused on for as long as she remembered. So now that she had a way to end it, could it be that she really didn't want to?
Before Agrona could give an answer, they were interrupted. She glanced back, seeing the shadow magic being used. Similar to hers, but still different. Agrona didn't argue. She simply nodded and watched as the shadows consumed him to take him to the interrogation room. With that, there went her answers. At least, for now.
Agrona sighed and made her way out of the dungeon and back into the halls of the guild. She didn't really wish to speak to anyone at the moment, in fact, she wanted to be alone. Her room might work, but if anyone needed her that's the first place they would go. And she didn't feel like being needed. So where else was she to go? The shadows.
The hall was covered in them, she just needed to pick one to enter. Quickly, she sank into the darkness, suddenly floating in nothingness. Darkness was all around her, light being non existent in this world, but she could still see. She could see differences in the shadows, tunnels, as she liked to explain. Each one lead to a different shadow that she could pop out of, no matter the size.
Agrona couldn't stay in here for long. Being in the shadows and using the shadows drained her energy. After a while, she would be forced out and left exhausted. For now though, she didn't care. She just wanted the silence. Slowly, she closed her eyes and curled into a tight ball, floating.
[+red [i 'You are mine...Do not forget that...']]
A shiver ran through her as she heard those words. They didn't feel like they were just in her head like usual. Slowly, she opened her eyes to see what was there. Darkness still surrounded her, but in front of her was a figure. Her eyes grew wide as she realized what this figure was. It smirked at her, eyes red as hers, glowing brightly. The figure was a direct copy of herself.
[+red [i 'You are mine to control.']] As the figure spoke, the voice was that from the sword.
[#00BABA "What the hell..."] She stuttered, leaning back a bit as it came closer.
Suddenly, hands were around her neck, blocking air from getting in. Her copy only smiled at her, making her grip tighter. Agrona reached up in attempts to pull the hands away, but nothing was working. Slowly, the air within her lungs were thinning, her vision starting to get blurred.
[+red [i 'Try all you like, but you will never be rid of me...I own you...You made a deal...']]
She coughed, finally feeling air enter her again. Looking around, she noticed she was back in her room. How had she ended up here? She didn't remember leaving the shadows, nor was she anywhere near her room. Looking around for an answer, she noticed a piece of paper on her night stand.
[#00BABA "I guess that makes sense."] She muttered while looking it over. Her friend had found her passed out in the hallway, a foot in the shadows. So he had taken her back to her room and left. He knew not to be around when she woke, having been caught in one of her blind rages before. Thankfully, she never did more but a few scratches, but that was only because he made sure the sword was on the other side of the room.
[#00BABA "What deal did I make..."]
Shaking her head, she got up from her bed and walked over to the sword. She stared at it, her hands in fists. Somehow she came across this sword. And somehow, she made a deal with it. Why? What was it that she wished for that she was so desperate for that she'd make a deal with a dark being. Aura had said the sword was drenched in the sin of the world. If she couldn't let it go, then she would risk losing her mind, and maybe even her soul. She had to have known this before taking the sword. Even now, she knew better than to take something without knowing what it was. But did she not care then? Was the consequences nowhere near as bad as what would happen if she didn't take it?
Agrona didn't want to think about it now. Placing the sword back on her hip, she sank back into the shadows and made her way towards the tavern. She would need a drink or something to clam her nerves after that experience. She wasn't sure if she could call it a dream really. It seemed much too real for it to be one.
In the tavern, she could hear Fatui speak of a mission. So, the kid escaped. For some reason, she wasn't really surprised. She was disappointed though. Her answers were gone, yet again. Though, it seemed a new mission came about to go and help him in whatever it was he had left to go do. It peaked her interest. Just where was he going? Usually, Agrona wouldn't go on suicide missions, mainly because she wasn't allowed to, but she wasn't going to listen.
Slowly, she stepped out of the shadows and into the corner of the tavern. No one noticed she was there, surprised as she suddenly walked towards the entrance of the tavern. Many didn't like how she phased through shadows like that, much like Kage, but she wasn't a Shadow Walker like him. She was, something else.
As she walked into the main hall, she spotted Fatui right where he said he would be. She walked up to him, a determined look was in her red eyes. Agrona was going to help find the kid and help him do whatever it was his mission was. Once that was over, she would then get answers on how to be rid of this sword once and for all.
[#00BABA "I'll go Fatui."]
As Chaos sat there staring at the sky, he imagined himself flying in the sky for some odd reason. He felt that if he could fly, he would free himself from the dark chains that binded him to the ground, keeping him from knowing anything about the world he wanted to know more about. He then took a puff of his smoke again as he began to think.
Before long, Chaos eventually pulled out his sword, a katana that was found with him along with his revolver back when he was rescued. He looked at the part of the blade that was closer to the hilt, reading the written language that was there. [+red "Forged within a promise between two freinds from different existences" ] he read from the part he could read and then written below it where words that he could not read, for they were in a language he nor anyone he asked was able to read. He guessed one of the words was his own name but knew not what the other word could be. [+red "What was the promise we made?"] he asked but knew that the answer would not just reveal itself.
After sheathing his sword, he got back up and returned into the tower, only to hear a knocking at the door. [b "Hello?'] he heard, recognizing the voice to be Mia's voice from behind the door. Chaos only gave a sigh as he slowly walked over to the door and opened it to see her standing there, with her face bright red from the crying he had guessed she had been doing for a good while. [b "A mission is being held to go after the kid that escaped. Volunteers are meeting in the main hall"] Chaos only gave a sigh before he moved away from the doorway. Mia slowly walked in, sitting on the bed before looking down to the ground. [+red "Then I guess I will be going"] Chaos said and began to make his way out the door before feeling her hand on his arm. [+red "Don't go."] she muttered out before he wrestled his arm away. [+red "I don't belong here anyways."] He then closed the door behind him, leaving the tower and making his way to the hall.
On his way there, he met some guild members who immediately looked away as soon as they saw him. Chaos didn't give much eye contact himself, not caring what others thought about him anymore. All he cared about was leaving this god forsaken place for a while so that he didn't feel uneasy being there. When he finally got to the main hall, he entered, finding the seat nearest to the door and sitting there and waiting for the briefing.
[font "Bell MT" Another day, another dead end. Kendra marked the day off in her mental calendar as she walked through the halls of the guild. Her mind preoccupied to notice her surroundings. Her trance-like gait instinctively lead her to the room she had been seeking. The brunette could walk these halls blind-folded and she would always know exactly where she was at that moment. Growing up in the guild meant she had known practically all of its members and every inch of its buildings. Each room carrying its own memory of her childhood in it. Kendra’s father had been in the guild about as long as Velissa. He even trained new members on occasion, whenever he wasn’t messing around in the shop. The dust old chamber was the most familiar. As Kendra stepped into the mechanic shop, she took in a deep breath of the dirt, metal, and leather.]
[font "Bell MT" This was where Baron and Kendra spent most of their childhood. Their father tinkering away at odd bits and gadgets, creating robotic animals for the kids to play with. With him gone, the place was cold and lifeless. In a room full of spare parts, tools and unfinished projects, it felt lifeless and stale. None of the machines worked without his presences. Kendra had one of two robotic animals up and running, but nothing was the same. Her little minions greeted her on her arrival, little copper squirrel squeaked and hummed with its engine powering it to life. Another robot was made of tiny metal legs and one optic orb. It crawled up onto Kendra’s shoulder as the other little robot creatures followed close behind her boots. The orange light strung along the ceiling made the room feel warm and stuffy. Exposed pipes running in odd directions, the arteries of the guild’s building. The furnace was dark and dead. It never used to be like that.]
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[font "Bell MT" Kendra was the mechanic out of the twins. Baron didn’t pay much attention to his father’s lessons. He was more interested in observing and learning to fight. They look very much alike, but the growing differences and interests established them as two different people. However, they were never seen alone. One was close to the other always. Their dad even mixed up their names often. Kendra would be called Baron and Baron would be called Kendra. The sister soon adopted the nickname “Rin” help everyone keep the names straight. The young woman smiled as she remembered her dad and his gruff smirk and bearded face constantly stained with grease. Being in this room without him was hard. Nothing looked the same. It all felt so empty and useless. Rin turned her back to the little robotic animals and ran out of the shop. She couldn’t be in there anymore; she started to feel claustrophobic.]
[font "Bell MT" Meanwhile, Baron was failing at flirting 101. He sat at the bar next to Olivia with his mouth shut tight. [b “It’s raining”] she responded to his question.]
[font "Bell MT" [#b22222 “Oh.”] He said as he slouched more in his seat. [#b22222 “Well I like the rain. It’s nice… and wet?”] He said almost like a question. The bartender shot him a funny look and Baron immediately regretted his words. [#b22222 “I-I mean… it’s nice to listen to when you’re inside.”] [i Just shut up, you idiot. You’re already making this worse.] Baron sipped at his drink miserably. His brain scrambling to find something else to talk about, but everything was a blank. Why was this so hard for him? This wasn’t his experience when dealing with women in the past. Generally, they approached him and flirted with him. Olivia was on a different level. She hardly ever talked to him without Rin there. Baron had dated several girls before and now he was acting like he had never seen a pretty girl in his life. [i I’m such a loser. This is basic shit. Pull your head out of your ass, Baron.] He thought.]
[font "Bell MT" He sat there for several minutes in disappointment when Olivia stood up and tapped his shoulder. She gave a thumbs-up to signify something that was completely lost to him. [#b22222 “What?”] he asked. Olivia didn’t answer; she didn’t have time to. Before he realized what was happening, the cyan witch turned Baron to face her and the swiftly stood next to him with her back pointed the same direction. There was that command shouted again, the Aura flash? Bright white light consumed the tavern for a moment. Baron realized what had happened. That little bastard had escaped. But how? He was handcuffed wasn’t he? [#b22222 “What the hell?”] He murmured as he rushed to the entrance and peered down the streets. He didn’t see that kid anywhere in sight. [i Shit.]]
[font "Bell MT" Kendra heard commotion coming from the tavern and looked over the balcony. She could see everyone was in some confusion. She could see her brother’s tall form among the people and ran down to greet him. [#daa520 “What’s happening?”] She asked.]
[font "Bell MT" [#b22222 “That Aura kid escaped. He’s nowhere to be found.”] Baron replied. [#b22222 “Kage took Olivia to see Velissa about it.”] Rin barely heard the last of her brother’s reply before voices rose behind her. The crowd seemed to silence to an argument that developed. Kendra turned around to see Chaos shouting at another member, what was her name? Mia? The conversation was aggressive mostly by Chaos. Rin’s eyebrows furrowed in confusion. He openly confessed a secret that he had kept to himself. The shock brought Kendra’s left hand to cover her mouth. [i Oh my god. Is it true? Did he really do that?] The guy she liked killed his partner out of rage. Did she even know him? Baron glanced at his sister’s face. He placed a hand on her shoulder. [#b22222 “I’m sorry.”] He said, knowing that her heart would be crushed now after that reveal.]
[font "Bell MT" Kendra and Baron sat at the bar, one sibling was drinking whatever was on tap and the other was paying for them all. Kendra downed a large glass of beer before exhaling. [#daa520 “I hate men sometimes, Bear. You’re the only good one. Olivia needs to see that eventually.”] She mumbled between sips of another beer. Baron rested his cheek on his knuckles as he watched his sister slip into a tipsy phase. [#daa520 “Why do I have to like assholes? Why can’t I just find a nice quiet guy that isn’t part of the guild?”] She grumbled as she finished the last of her third drink.]
[font "Bell MT" Baron sighed as she slipped the bartender coins. [#b22222 “Personally, I don’t think you should date anyone. Just be an old maid so I don’t have to beat the shit out of anyone.”] Baron smirked as she he watched his sister grabbed another beverage. He took it without much of a fight from her and took some sips himself. He winced at the burning sliding down his throat. [#b22222 “Don’t worry. We have enough to worry about.”]]
[font "Bell MT" [#daa520 “What makes your say that?”]
[font "Bell MT" [#b22222 “Because Fatui is standing on a table about to make a fool of himself.”] Baron pointed a finger at the spider-kin passed Kendra’s shoulder. She turned her head to see the guild’s jester about to make an announcement. He addressed the entire guild about a mission opportunity. Someone in the very back called it a “suicide mission”. No one seemed eager to join Fatui and Olivia. That little kid was going to get himself killed one of these days if he kept going around towns like he was. Other guilds might not be as polite.]
[font "Bell MT" Kendra raised her palm to volunteer for the mission. [#daa520 “My brother and I will go.”] She spoke up over the heads of the other members. Baron stared at his sister as though she had lost her marbles. [#daa520 “We’ll be happy to join you.”]]
[font "Bell MT" [#b22222 “We?”] Baron asked incredulously. [#b22222 “Why ‘we’?”]]
[font "Bell MT" Kendra ignored him and stood up. [#daa520 “Come on, bro. I’m packing the big tazer this time. That fucker isn’t getting away that easily.”] Baron rolled his eyes as the twins headed to their rooms to pack.]
[font "Bell MT" Shortly after Fatui’s speech, Kendra and Baron arrived at the main hall with light bags across their shoulders. Kendra’s bag, however, was bigger and bulkier than Baron’s. He examined the shape with one eyebrow raised. [#b22222 “Did you pack the whole shop in that thing?”] He asked as he shifted his feet. Kendra shot him a glare and adjusted the weight on her shoulder.]
[font "Bell MT" [#daa520 “This is a high Magistellia- powered taze gun. I made it myself. If we are going to take down that little shithead, then we will need this. My shock grasp didn’t do a thing to him last time. So, I’m bringing some tools with me. Is that a problem?”] Kendra asked with sass in her tone. Baron held up his hands in surrender. [#daa520 “Great. When are we leaving?”] Kendra asked Fatui.]
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Olivia steps into a two story house that is the neighboring building to the guild base. The house is shared between Velissa and Olivia and has been here since the early days of the guild. The two story house is considered a land mark due to the fact that it is the original base for Embara Wing when the guild was first started. Olivia finds the door that leads to the basement and heads downstairs. Witch's specialize in strange rituals, so the fact that they usually have a stock of strange items and ingredients was not unheard of. The basement is where Olivia stored her stash.
A witch's hat serves more of a purpose than being a fashionable witch accessory. The hat always has an emblem attached to it, an emblem that is given to Master Witches. The emblem contains three cyan colored magistellia, which each contains some of the most powerful spells that a witch has available. The magistellia at the right corner of the triangle is the magistellia used for Witch's Forest. It is constantly charging up magic for the high level spell. Olivia can only use the spell once every three days, which is why the magistelia is currently a dull gray shade. The second, the magistellia at the left corner, is the magistellia for the spell called Witch's Space. The third and last magistellia contains a secret that not even the Guild Master Velissa knows.
Olivia reaches up and detaches the Witch's Space magistellia and she holds the magistellia up in front of her. The magistellia slowly hovers up off the palm of her left hand and glows a cyan light. A lot of the ingredients that surround her begin to get sucked into the magistellia. After a few moments of waiting for the magistellia to absorb ingredients, she closes her hand over the magistellia and puts it back into its slot in the emblem on her hat.
[b "Are you ready?"] Kaltivas asks as he prowls up to Olivia from behind.
Olivia turns to look at Kaltivas and replies, [b "Yes."] Olivia stares at the cat for a long moment. [b "Watched the interrogation?"]
[b "I did."]
[b "Still being secretive?"] Olivia asks with a listless expression. She feels a prick in her chest as she knows that Kaltivas will not reveal what he is keeping secret to her.
[b "I am sorry Olivia. You know I would never keep a secret from you, but on my honor as a Greater Spirit, I can't reveal everything I know,"] Kaltivas says in a discontent tone as his ears lower.
Olivia stares at Kaltivas and feels a sense of guilt. She knows Kaltivas would not strain her trust in him without good reason. Olivia sighs as she kneels down in front of Kaltivas and holds out her left hand. [b "Kaltivas, you're my partner and I will always believe in you. Just know I am here to listen when you are able to tell me,"] Olivia says in a gentle tone.
Kaltivas's tail wavers as he crawls towards Olivia's arm. Right before Kaltivas crawls onto her hand, he turns into a cyan colored sash that coils around both of Olivia's arms.
Olivia huffs as she stands back up and she says, [b "Off we go."]
[b "We really need more days off,"] Kaltivas jests.
[b "Agreed,"] Olivia replies as she begins to make her way out of the house.
...Olivia enters the guild building once again. She came back just in time to hear the last half of Fatui's speech to the guild. After his leave, the members start to talk. Not many of them were jumping from their seats to join. That mixed with the talk about Chaos's recent fit of rage filled the tavern. Olivia sighs at what she hears. In all honesty, Olivia has been with the guild a long time. Losing a member or two was an unfortunate occurrence that is not as rare as one would hope. Many of the guild members have their own horror stories or tragic events. Even Olivia had a story of her own. However, to her, none of that currently mattered. What bothered her the most is how rattled Velissa seemed. Many may not be able to notice it, but it is obvious to Olivia due to how long she has known Velissa.
Olivia sees Fatui still coughing and hacking a bit as she enters the main hall. She knows Fatui did something recklessly stupid concerning the breaching stone. The breaching stone has been at the guild for a long time. The top record holders are Velissa, Fatui's infamous mother, and someone who could move things with their mind. However, the top record holder was Velissa's great ancestor. In the training yard there is a large boulder sized dent in one of the walls the enclose the training space. It is said that Velissa's ancestor started the game of carrying the stone by throwing the stone into the wall out of boredom one day. It was a ridiculous story that is however true. This is why Olivia thought the whole carrying an over sized rock was ridiculous.
Olivia begins to draw in the air with her left index finger as she approaches Fatui. A magic circle forms in the air before the palm of her left hand and she says, [b "Restora."] She mercilessly slaps the magic circle into Fatui's chest, causing the spider kin to cough and hack a bit more. Olivia removes her hand to reveal that the magic circle had become attached to Fatui's chest. A second hand of a clock could be seen ticking within the magic circle as it spins on Fatui's chest.
[b "Recklessly stupid,"] Olivia says as she sighs. She looks at Fatui in the eyes and says, [b "No magic."]
[b "Or the magic circle will explode and the current damage you are suffering from will become ten times worse instead of better,"] Kaltivas explains as the sash around Olivia's arms wavers a bit, [b "The magic will restore your body to 100% in ten minutes and then disappear."]
Olivia has her staff float in mid air next to Fatui and she sits on it like a chair as she waits with Fatui to see who volunteers to go on the mission. She knows why she was put on the mission however. The missions she has been performing for the last few months is going to the Corruption Zones and studying them. Velissa sent Olivia because she is a witch, who deals in the world of the strange. So, she figured if anyone could see something that others could not, it would be a witch.
Fatui had made it out into the Embara Wing training yard without any incident. There were three of four things Fatui was deathly serious about in life. Keeping his body in shape was one of them. Every day he trained his body to stay in the shape that was required of what he was. The training he'd received as a monk since he'd been adopted. It took him ten years of his life to attain the body necessary to utilize what he'd been taught.
His mother hadn't raised any slackers.
The yard was full of guild members, utilizing weights, an outside track, and even training dummies. The firing range had been made a separate area after several accidents involving someone being shot by inexperienced guild members. What really dominated the yard however, was a huge expanse of open space with a massive boulder standing on one side. Multiple lines in the dirt had been drawn, lengths the massive thing had been carried.
The yard was full of activity, just like every day. And just like every other day, Fatui was approached by a group of three heavily muscled men. Two orcs and a human, all standing taller and broader than Fatui.
[+brown "Oi, look who it is Lads. The speedy spider 'Imself."]The off in front was heavily accented, puffing his chest out in front of Fatui, who shot them that ever annoying smile.
[+orange "In the chitin. How's the grind today?"] He shot past them, heading towards the weights, in order to get even a little bit of exercise in without being harassed. The other lifters were in hot pursuit. Even as Fatui began stacking weights onto a bar with the intent of only doing a few sets.
[+brown "Burning hot as always. You know, you come out 'ere every day, and you haven't even tried your 'and at movin' the Breachin' Stone."] The largest orc, leading the other two around by an invisible leash almost. Fatui wasn't always the nicest person, or the easiest to be around for extended periods of time. These guys were on a different level. As if Fatui had any interest in trying his hands at moving the breaching stone. The damn thing was massive. The last person to move it any respectable distance did so with their mind. And a lot of concentration.
[+orange "Well, I don't have anything to prove Dur'en."] Fatui lifted his poncho off of his body, revealing the smooth sinewy muscle that made up the parts of his body that weren't covered in the smooth black armor. His ivory skin glistened in the sun, pale grey skin making up the buds on his chest, he lacked a belly button, strangely enough. His scarf followed suit, revealing his lips, but more than that, two pearly fangs. A viscous purple liquid hanging just on the tip of them. He had finished stacking the weights, and laid down on the wooden bench, taking hold of the bar, lifting it from the metal that held it, and beginning to lift the bar up and down.
[+brown "Sounds ta me like you're scared. Scared you'll be crushed like the big you are."] He walked to the back of the bench and pressed down on the bar, providing enough resistance to stop Fatui. Fatui grunted, pushing hard against the larger man, but merely managing to make Dur'en strain himself pushing back. Fatui flashed him that grin, and a pair of images appeared on either side of the bar, lifting it with ease against the orc.
[+orange "I don't know about all that, but thanks for offering to spot me."] he said as he moved to leave the bench. Dur'en sneered at him.
[+brown "I think he's afraid he won't stack up to his dear old mum boys."] Fatui stopped in his tracks, sitting on the bench, face devoid of emotion. He looked at the end of the yard opposite of the breaching stone. There were three or four lines cut into the ground out there. He couldn't remember which, but he knew one of them belonged to his mother. She was diminutive, and still she managed to move it so far through her discipline. Dur'en laugh aloud now.
[+brown "I think I 'it a nerve boys!"] the three of them burst into uproarious laughter.
[+orange "You know what Dur'en? You're on."] Fatui stood slowly, rolling his neck around, his images following suit. He left his poncho and scarf next to the bench, deigning instead to let everyone gaze upon his impossibly pale skin.
[+brown "Oh, finally goin' ta show us what you're made of? By all means. Oi! Everyone! Fatui's goin' ta 'ave a run at the Breachin' Stone!"] he yelled to the current denizens of the yard at large. It drew a lot of attention. It was t every day someone struck Fatui's nerves. And it wasn't like there were a lot of spider-kin allowed in the city.
Fatui made his way over to the huge boulder, the eyes of everyone in the yard gazing in his direction. Fatui examined the stone for a moment, feeling the side of the hot stone. Heat, something Fatui was intimately familiar with. He got an itching sensation where his chitin was cracked by his bracers. He let out a long breath. Nodding to his shimmering images, they circled the rock, standing ten meters high, and almost the same across in any dimension. Undoubtedly a relic from some siege on the city that had been long forgotten.
[+brown "'Ey! Come on with it then!"] Fatui laughed aloud for all to hear. His shimmering images where everyone could see them, struck different poses and flexed, for all to see.
[+orange "Ladies and gentlemen! Especially ladies. Prepare to see a feat of strength that Dur'en himself cannot mimic!"] At this statement, his images shimmered brightly, changing to grasp the jagged edge of the bottom of the stone, and with a mighty heave, Fatui had lifted the stone. In a swift motion, he dashed to be standing directly under it. He had three times the manpower, but he was burning energy quick. Every muscle in his body was screaming from spreading the effort between three of himself.
He bent his knees, his images following suit, but before he could make his move. The shadows began to shift and stir under the rock. He nearly panicked, but maintained himself, exhaled heavily, making sure to maintain what he was doing, he knew what this was before his head even poked out.
[+orange "Kage, anyone ever tell you that you show up at the worst times? Tell her I'll be there soon."] The shadowed man maintained that veneer of calm, exhibiting no emotion. Not that Fatui was in a situation to notice any expression he might be making.
[b "Be certain that you are."] with those words, he sunk away, back to whatever realm he passed through when he was in the shadows. Fatui returned his focus to his screaming muscles and the massive boulder above his head. His images dashed under the boulder as well, Fatui making sure he maintained perfect balance. Then, he let out a roar that caused some to jump, as he and his images hurled the stone with as much might as he could draw out. It went hurtling some thirty meters, embedding itself in the ground past about a hundred marks in the ground. What caused Fatui's funny bone to go off was the look on Dur'en's face as it sailed right over his mark, and indeed the thirty meter mark in the yard.
Fatui's body glistened with sweat from his effort, he was breathing heavily, his images flickering from existence as he struggled for air. He laughed some more, coughing shortly after. He stood up straight, brushing his shoulders against Dur'en as he moved past, the orc not particularly pleased at the outcome. Fatui stopped in front of him after having collected his poncho and scarf.
[+orange "Hey, move that back for me, will you?"] Fatui continued coughing and laughing all the way inside.
Fatui was still holding his poncho and scarf in hand as The Mistress gave him his orders. He slammed a fist into his chest and coughed off to the side. Chuckling as he tasted that metallic flavor of blood. He couldn't keep it cool right now. He saluted Velissa nonetheless and moved to speak. He coughed again, then decided to take a deep breath and try again.
[+orange "I won't disappoint you Mistress. As for you Olivia."] he put his hand to his chin, maintaining a breathing routine his mother taught him to help him recover from strain.
[+orange "Before we set out, please make sure you're packing material components for ritual spells. Just in case. Since time is of the essence, I suppose I'll go to the tavern and see who's crazy enough to join a team I'm leading into a place we know nothing about."] he shrugged at the end of his sentence, coughing again, before clearing his throat and leaving the room, bound for the tavern.
[+orange "It's gonna be fun on the bun."] Words uttered as he shut the door behind himself. He made a decent pace to the Tavern on the first floor, still trying to get his breath back. His muscles were still screaming, but he knew a thing or two about playing through the pain. His chest didn't feel like caving in, at the very least.
The scene in the tavern was strangely quiet, people whispered amongst each other, and several members were trying to comfort a girl in the corner, but if there was one thing Fatui could do, it was take center stage. He walked over to the bar, and slung his poncho and scarf over his shoulder, so he had both arms available, and as loudly as possible, began to drag a stool away from the bar. It caused everyone in the bar to look towards him while covering their ears.
When he stopped, he took a step up onto the stool, one foot resting on the top, and another on one of the wooden rungs. He cleared his throat, coughed, then began.
[+orange "Hi!"] he coughed again, holding up a single carapace finger, as he went into a little fit. He backed up a little bit of blood, then wiped his mouth, composing himself and leaning onto the knee of the leg that stood atop the stool.
[+orange "So, I'm Fatui, and The Mistress has ordered me to put together a team of people to follow that kid we brought in. From what I hear, most of you are familiar with him."] Fatui took a deep breath, managing not to cough, his chest feeling significantly better since he'd started the breathing exercises.
[+orange "Now, we know where we're going, we don't know what we're doing, and we don't know what awaits us. If anyone has questions, please ask now."] a hand was raised in the back, and Fatui reacted quickly, pointing at it.
[+orange "Yes, you in the back."] A gruff man stood.
[+brown "What's the pay for this suicide mission?"] Fatui shrugged, Velissa hadn't mentioned pay.
[+orange "No clue, but if that's what you're worried about, I don't want you along anyways. So, who's up for a 'Suicide Mission'?"] Fatui asked, making exaggerated air quotes at the end there. When the tavern remained silent, he groaned.
[+orange "Seriously guys, Velissa is gonna be pissed if just Olivia and I take off after that kid. Then just staying in the guild will be the suicide mission. Volunteers will meet me in the main hall, where I will be waiting for approximately...."] Fatui made several tutting noises with his mouth, thinking a moment. [+orange "One hour. That's all the time I can afford to wait for some of you to show. Cause I for one am not waiting around for Velissa to have a berserk episode because the job didn't get done. At ease Embara Wing."] Fatui jumped off the stool and made his way to the main hall.
Even if Olivia was the only one to show, he'd figure a way to get the job done. Even if it killed him. Or gods forbid cursed again. He coughed once more, slamming his fist into his chest again.
That was the last thing he needed.
[+red "What is it that you truley want me talk about?"] Chaos had said as he and his captor got closer and closer to the tavern. [b "For you to tell the truth to Velissa about what happened to you. I can tell that you came back differently from that mission"] Chaos could only give a sigh as they slowly made their way to the front door. After entering, Chaos noticed Olivia and Baron inside at the bar, doing whatever most people did in the tavern.
Chaos took a few steps forward into the tavern before he found himself in the middle of the tavern itself. He had barley come here, not being a heavy drinker himself and never really cared for the amount of people that were always in here. He then felt a hand on his shoulder, signalling him that she was right behind him. [b "I just want to help you. I can tell that something hurts you."]
Chaos clenched his fist and turned around, staring at her with the anger seething through his eyes, even causing the brightness from his left eye to seep through. [+red "You, help. There is absolutely NOTHING YOU COULD DO TO HELP!"] After his outburst, the talking and yelling he heard previously all fell silent to listen on, though his anger had no intention of settling down. [+red "All you have ever done is to do missions that I myself have said multiple times I have never wanted to do and ask me to keep a secret from everyone in the guild about the truth."] He saw a few of his fellow guild members look at him with confusion.
[+red "Yes, the one thing that was kept secret about what truly happened to the death of my partner one year ago."] Chaos saw only a face of pure horror as he was about to tell the truth. [+red "All those months ago, you were told that when I had returned with Sarah's body that she was killed by the captive and I had killed him retaliation. That was all a lie spread by the guild master."] After he said this, the guild member who had saved him had run up and grabbed him by his jacket and lifted him up with tears in her eyes. [b Please, don't] she said, trying to hold back to the tears in her eyes. However, Chaos knew that he could no longer keep it a secret any longer.
[+red "The truth is that the captor killed himself with my sword, and then I had killed Mia's sister in a blind rage"] After those words left his mouth, Mia left go and took a few steps back, the tears she was holding back being let out like a damn. The people within the guild began whispering themselves, more than likely talking about the secret he had just let loose. Chaos knew that it would soon spread through the entire guild, making him the guild member who had killed his own partner.
[+red "It burned me this entire time to hold that truth from everyone, and it hurt me even more to not tell you something else, Mia"] Mia herself took one last look at him, with eyes so full of pain. [+red "Your sister had asked me out the night before that day, Mia. It hurts me knowing it every time I remember her."] Mia took one last gasp and covered her mouth before Chaos himself turned around and exited the tavern, leaving the tavern to return to its noisy state before the events with Aura took place.
Later, Chaos found himself sitting on the front edge of the clock tower, sitting just below the actual clock ticking above him. He had always come here after he had his soul broken that one year ago. It made him feel like he was defiantly alone in this world, sitting there smoking another home made cigarette that he had made a while ago. [+red "It's probably already spread by now. Guess I should plan on everyone hating me now."] he said before taking a puff of his cigarette. His only plan now was to sit there for the rest of his life, living in the dark prison he himself had made himself out of the clock tower.
Aura stares at Agrona's expression as she talks about herself and the sword. He gets up and approaches the invisible wall and he looks down at the sword. [b "There's a few misconceptions you are having about the sword,"] Aura says as he crouches down in front Agrona, his focus turning to the sword. [b "There is nothing trying to get out of the sword or trying to 'get free' as you put it. Its the sword itself."]
Aura puts his fingers up to the invisible wall as he examines the sword closer. [b "I can tell you what the sword is and I can even tell you how to resolve your issues with the sword. However, there is something you need to consider before I tell you the answers to those questions,"] Aura says as he stands up and meets with the girl's red eyes once again, [b "That sword is drenched in the 'sin' of this word. I don't know its history, but the longer you hold onto it, the more you will be taken over by it,"] Aura sighs and says in a concerned tone, [b "You need to consider letting the sword go, or walking on the edge of losing your mind and soul to the sword itself."]
The shadows of the cell begin to expand and stretch along the walls of the cell. The shadows then whisper out, [b "Sorry Agrona, but the Guild Master has ordered for the interrogation to begin."]
Aura's eyes flare up with the same curiosity he showed when he met Olivia and Fatui. [b "A Shadow Walker? This guild has everything,"] Aura continues to smile as his body is wrapped in shadows. He closes his eyes the moment before he is fully consumed.
[b "You even know what Kage is,"] Velissa says as Aura emerges from the shadows, [b "Now I am all the more curious as into who you are."]
Aura opens his eyes to see himself in a room similar to that of his cell, except that the room has four walls and a one way window. He sits in a stainless steel chair in front of a metallic table. Across from him sits Velissa who's golden eyes are locked directly on his azure eyes. The room itself has an intense pressure caused by Velissa's mere presence.
[b "I'm guessing your the guild leader Velissa Alvissa?"] Aura asks curiously as he still remains calm despite the person he sits before.
[b "You guess right,,"] Velissa replies leaning back in her chair. She crosses her right leg over her left as she rests her hands on her stomach and laces her fingers. She stares at Aura for a long moment while keeping completely silent. The two sit there so motionlessly that they could hear the air flow in the room.
Outside of the interrogation room inside the viewing room on the other side of the one way window. Kaltivas jumps up onto a table and looks into the interrogation room. [b "Has either of them said a word yet?"] Kaltivas asks as his tail wavers.
[b "Only said hello, basically,"] Kage replies as a pool of shadows forms in the table next to Kaltivas. [b "Aura isn't his real name, is it?"]
[b "Not at all,"] Kaltivas replies as he stares at Aura through the window. [b "It took me a bit to realize it, but I have met Aura before. Back then he went by a different name."]
[b "Who is he?"]
[b "He was nothing more than a curious boy when I met him, eleven years ago. It was because of him that I became Olivia's familiar in the first place."]
The pool of shadows rise a bit from the table's surface and Kage says, [b "Now that's a story you never told me."]
[b "It's a story that slipped my mind."]
[b "What was he like a decade ago?"]
[b "He was far from becoming what he is now. His dream was to be a scholar who studied the various facets of the world,"] Kaltivas says as his ears lower a bit.
[b "And what do you see before you now?"] Kage asks curiously as the room falls silent.
[b "An elite warrior who has become an embodiment of battle,"] Kaltivas replies solemnly.
Meanwhile, in the interrogation room, Aura and Velissa continue their stare down.
[b "So are you going to ask any questions? Can't exactly get any information without asking questions, ya know?"] Aura says with a grin as he waits for Velissa's reply.
Velissa tilts her head back and closes her eyes as she begins to say, [b "Name: Aura, last name unknown, age 18, uses a strange kind of magic, and has a real talent in acting."]
[b "I'm old enough to have had enough experiences in my lifetime Aura. I have met many different kinds of people. However, I have never met someone who goes so far as to act as someone else to keep their secrets hidden,"] Velissa opens her eyes and looks at Aura with a grin of her own, [b "You're good, good enough to fool my guild members. However, not good enough to fool these eyes that have seen more then their fair share of life."]
Aura takes a moment to recover from his acting being discover. He lifts his hands up and scratches the back of his head with his right hand. [b "Well, that plan fell through the cracks fast,"] Aura sighs and hangs his head, [b "I tried to tell him that it wouldn't work. I hate acting that way."]
[b "Told who?"]
Aura remains quiet for a moment as he rests both of his hands onto the table. He laces his fingers and taps his thumbs together repeatedly. [b "That's a secret I'm not going to share. I may have been acting arrogant when I told your members I would not tell them anything, but I meant it. You can torture me and do whatever you will, but I still won't offer any of the information you desire,"] Aura says in a serious tone as he looks at Velissa with an expression he did not show the other members. The expression he would normally wear. A calm expression that shown no signs of weakness or fear. A set of eyes that flare with ambition and determination, but hide something deeper within. The boy who had been acting arrogant, and been acting like being captured was no big deal did a complete one eighty in terms of personality. It is as if the boy before Velissa has become someone completely different.
[b "I didn't bring you here to yank information from you, nor are you our prisoner. I only had them take precautions encase the reports I received about you being a 'kind soul' was another act."]
[b "Well, I didn't come here to attack your guild if that is what you are wondering."]
[b "Then why did you come here? From Agrona's report, it is obvious you got captured on purpose,"] Velissa questions as she begins to become serious as well. She however was weary. She feels as if Aura dropped his guards to quickly in concern to the fake persona.
[b "I came here for a bit of information myself. Olivia, the witch, has been somewhere she shouldn't have been,"] Aura replies as he stops tapping his thumbs together, [b "And its a place that I believe I am in search of."]
[b "You are after information about the Distortion Fields."]
[b "These Distortion Fields. Are they areas completely void of all forms of life? Areas that are difficult to use magic?"]
[b "Yes they are,"] Velissa replies and then sighs a bit. [i How did he know about them? Distortion Fields are currently being kept classified from the public,] Velissa thinks to herself.
[b "Then the areas you are referring to are actually known as Corrupted Zones,"] says Aura which brings Velissa out of her thoughts.
[b "Corrupted Zones?"]
[b "They are areas you do not want people to go to recklessly."]
[b "And you know how to handle these Corrupted Zones?"]
[b "I do."]
[b "Then how about a trade? I tell you where the Corrupted Zones are for a little bit of information about yourself?"] Velissa asks trying to crack the tough shell of secrets before her.
[b "That's information I have recently gained for myself."]
[b "Then once again, why are you here at my guild? It seems like that is the only piece of information we have that you would be interested in."]
[b "I came here to meet with the famous guild leader of Embara Wing."]
Velissa tilts her head curiously and asks, [b "Why me?"]
[b "To see if I can open up more moves on an already closed board,"] Aura replies in a way that does not say much, but gives Velissa an idea of what he is aiming at.
[i 'This kid is trying to give information without actually giving it. Why?] Velissa wonders as she says, [b "Why are you so desperate to remain alone?"]
[b "It's better that way,"] Aura says calmly.
Velissa's expression becomes down heartened as she stares at Aura and says, [b "Someone so young should not be saying such a thing."]
[b "Only if I had the blessing of remaining my actual age,"] Aura replies with a weak chuckle.
Aura's words bothered Velissa. It is as she guessed earlier. Aura was hiding himself behind a mask of lies and illusions as far as his personality went, but more than that, he was going to extreme lengths to make sure he remained alone. However, what bothered Velissa the most is that the boy's mentality greatly exceeded his age. There is two ways a boy Aura's age could gain such a mentality. One would be that he is simply very mature for his age. Two would be that the boy suffered through horrid events that forced the boy to discard his 'childhood' and grow up. Her instincts told her that it is unfortunately the latter of those two reasons.
[b "What are the questions you want to ask me?"] Velissa asks as she glosses over the most recent set of words they exchanged.
[b 'Down to business I guess. First question, If you had the power to take down an entire Kingdom within a hour, what would you do with it?"] Aura asks in a solemn tone as he patiently waits for Velissa's answer.
Velissa stares at Aura a bit stunned. She takes moment to think of her answer and she looks up at the ceiling. [i Such a strange question] Velissa thinks to herself. She looks at Aura and finally answers, [b "Honestly, I can't say. I never experienced such power, so the most I can say is that I hope I would use it to protect my guild and the lands I call home."]
Aura shakes his head and says, [b "According to my Father, saying not knowing what you would do with such power is the right answer. After all, no one knows how that kind of power would influence them."]
[b Your father sounds like a wise man,"] Velissa replies as she uncrosses her legs. She leans forward in her chair and rests her elbows onto the table and rests one hand over the other, [b "So how about you? What would you do with that kind of power? Because I have a feeling your answer is different from mine."]
Aura chuckles and nods, [b "Yeah, I share my Mother's view. My Mother's answer to that question is that she believed in herself enough to know that she would remain true to herself, even in the face of such power."]
[b "Sounds like your father is a realist and your mother an idealist."]
Aura laughs and says with a sad smile, [b "Yeah they were, it caused many heated debates between them."]
[i 'Were?'] Velissa feels a chill up her spine. This chill is one that is caused by her battle instincts that were born through the harsh training's of her warrior tribe, the Asura. The mysteries surrounding the boy as well as the desperation hidden within his action. Velissa started to feel as if things were going in a direction she did not care for. [b "What's your next question?"] Velissa asks sternly.
Aura's expression grows serious once more as he asks, [b "What would you do if you had to fight against such a power?"]
[b "That's-"] Velissa begins to answer and then trails off. The question itself is difficult to answer especially when put on the spot as she was. The power to decimate a Kingdom in such a time frame is a power that surpassed even the strongest and mightiest of Dragons.
[b "It's a difficult question, isn't it? It's one my Father or Mother never could figure out themselves,"] Aura says in a sorrowful tone.
Velissa takes a moment before she answers, [b "It's true. I can't even begin to imagine what I would do against anything with such power. However, I do know I wouldn't try to face it alone."]
[b "And if you had no choice but to fight alone?"] Aura quickly argues in a somber tone.
[b "Then I would most likely die, but I wouldn't die without fighting until my last breath,"] Velissa answers with strength and resolve as her eyes remain locked with Auras. The air in the room grows tense even to rob anyone weak of mind of their breath. The strength and tension between the two sky rockets as both their eyes share a similar look. A look of ambition strength, and resolve.
Aura chuckles dolefully and smiles ever so slightly. [b "That's a trait you and me have in common,"] Aura says in a soft weak tone as he lifts his right foot and puts it up against the edge of the table. [b "I honestly wish, if I could, that I wasn't so weak. Then I could do more then fight a losing battle."]
[b "What do you mean a losing battle?"] Velissa asks as she stands up in her chair.
Aura wears a dejected smile and replies, [b "That's an unfortunate secret that I must bare, or I'll have more needless blood on my hands."] Aura pushes against the table causing his chair to tip back. [b "I will try my best to win, honorable Guild Master."] Aura says as he falls. The moment the chair hits the floor Aura phases and slips through the floor leaving his cuffs behind in the interrogation room.
Aura descends through the center of the guild. He manages to get a glimpse around during his descent. The build itself is like a square shaped tower with an empty center that everything encompasses. The tower technically had five floors, the fifth being the interrogation room Velissa used.
Aura lands in the direct center of the tavern all the members of the guild were. His white coat flows down gently after him making him an eye catching sight that had suddenly appeared.
Olivia looks at Aura and notices the energy gathering around his right hand. She clenches Baron's shoulder and spins him on top of the stool so his back faces Aura and she does the same.
[b "Aura Flash!"] Aura calls out. A bright light invades the crowded room blinding all the unsuspecting members.
Olivia looks around the room once the light dissipates to see that Aura had vanished as fast as he appeared.
Elsewhere Velissa looks at the one way mirror and orders, [b "Kage! Get Fatui and Olivia to my office, now!"] Velissa feels a weight in her chest. Her heart is racing as she begins to experience a feeling she had not felt in a long time. A sense of pure fear. The conversation she had with Aura was a gold mine of information as well as mystery. However, the information she got was not something one would celebrate over.
...when Olivia and Fatui stand before Velissa's desk, she sits in her chair and releases a sigh filled with stress. [b "Listen you two, time is short and we need to get moving,"] She says in an urgent tone.
[b "How did the interrogation go?"] Olivia asks curiously.
[b "Honestly, I don't know. Aura gave information buried in riddles. However, we don't have time to play guessing games. Fatui,"] Velissa says and turns her attention to Fatui, [b "That special unit you suggested. Form it as soon as you can. Make sure this unit however includes Olivia."]
[b "Why the need for a special unit? What did you learn?"] Olivia feels concerned. It is a rare sight to see Velissa even slightly rattled.
[b "I wasn't able to pull much information from him, but I at least know where he is heading next. The Distortion Fields or more accurately known as Corrupted Zones,"] Velissa says with a discontent sigh. [b "I don't know what you are about to head into, but I do know it will mean our deaths if we choose to remain ignorant about it,"] Velissa stands up from behind her desk and looks at the two, [b "I believe we are now at the calm before the storm. From what I can tell, something is on its way or is already here and the eye of this unknown storm is where Aura is heading. Follow him and help him in anyway that you can, even if he stubbornly refuses it."]
The fact that this kid was telling them what they had done wrong during the encounter didn't make her dislike him any less. Still, he seemed to have some sort of answers, so she was going to let it slide a bit. Not like she didn't agree with him on some parts. They were sloppy. No plan had been form, they jumped in before evaluating. It's like it was everyone's first mission and they had something to prove. She remembered those days. Perhaps they all thought since it was just a kid it wasn't going to be difficult. Everyone should've thought otherwise. But they had the kid now, so that was something she guessed. Chaos didn't seem to be taking it so well though. She could tell he was agitated a bit as he pulled out a cigarette. Agrona hated the things, but she wasn't going to start telling him how to live. Just as long as he didn't purposefully blow that smoke into her face.
[#00BABA "A dragon eye huh? Impressive Chaos."] Agrona commented, leaning against the wall a bit. A dragon eye was quite an interesting thing to have stuffed in your eye socket. The fact that Chaos didn't know how he got it was troubling though. It was very familiar to her story. She quickly chased away the thought, finding focus in what she originally came down for.
Hearing what Chaos had to say about allies, she was a bit taken back. She didn't know what happened that suddenly changed him to what he is today, not being one for gossiping, but whatever it was, it really changed him. Agrona wasn't sure she liked the fact of knowing he might not even trust his allies. That would speak trouble for the rest of them if he was going in just for himself and have nothing to do with them. His take on darkness though, was something that Agrona would chuckle at in a non-serious situation. He had no idea what would lay hidden in the darkness. Even she didn't, but she knew it wasn't anything someone should mess with.
As he left, Agrona watched him before turning to Aura again. Seemed it was her turn to talk to him. [#00BABA "He's something."] She replied, pushing off the wall and walking towards the barrier. [#00BABA "So, this sword really does have a voice."]
Pulling out her blade, she looked it over. It looked like a normal sword, hardly any decoration, as it was more for fighting than to look pretty. The grip would probably need to be redone soon, and the blade itself was as sharp as ever, able to slice through almost anything. It looked normal, but it was far from it. Ever since she woke up she heard that damn voice in her head. It commanded her to kill, to bathe in blood of innocence, to set it free. She set the sword down, the tip of the blade resting on the ground and her hands on the bottom of the hilt.
[#00BABA "I have many questions to ask, most of which I doubt anyone can answer, but there seems to be a chance that you can at least give me a few answers. I don't remember my past. All there is for me is waking up here in the guild, and this sword."]
She looked down a bit, wondering why she was saying this to the kid. Yes, he might have answers, but did he need all this information? [#00BABA "What is within this sword, and why does it want to be set free? It seems dangerous and dark. It haunts me even...to think it chose me for some reason, even if just by chance. What is it that's trapped within that I know I shouldn't let out?"]
Embara Wing's building screams with life as the tavern on the first floor is filled with guild members and people of the town. The first floor of the Guild is a tavern open to the public, so it was common for it to be booming with life and excitement. It was the guilds way of remaining connected to the town that surrounded them. The second floor has Velissa's office that s at the end of a long corridor. The third and fourth floors are for members who used the guild building as a home.
In this noisy tavern, Olivia sits at the bar waiting for her special mix of drink. It is a drink only she is allowed to get at the bar for it was more like a tasty medicine then a relaxing drink. The bar keep sets down Olivia's favorite tea cup filled with a cyan colored elixir. The liquid is known as Arcane Drop. Witch's are born with unnaturally high levels of magic, which gives them access to powerful forms of magic, but comes at a costly price. A condition known as the Witch's Curse. It is not an actual curse, but a witch's magic after extended use will actually start to inflict harm upon her own body. Not to mention that a witch's body gets weakened by the enormous strain of the powerful magic daily. The Witch's Curse is one of the biggest reasons Olivia is so listless.
Olivia wraps her right index and middle fingers around the tea cup handle and she watches the liquid inside quiver. Her hand shakes as its weak grip struggles with weight of the cup. Olivia lowers her lips to the edge of the cup and takes a sip. She feels a gentle warmth spread throughout her body. The tea cup that once shook in Olivia's hand now becomes steady as her strength returns to her body. She claps the cup with her left hand as she stares at the elixir. Olivia, even for a witch, was born with incredibly high levels of magic. So, the Witch's Curse weighs heavily on her shoulders daily. Arcane Drop Elixir is the only thing that could bring her any relief from the 'curse' she bears.
Kaltivas sits in Olivia's lap as the two try to relax in the very lively atmosphere. Olivia takes another sip when Baron decides to sit next to her. She merely closes her eyes and lets the cold liquid slide into her mouth as she drinks it.
The cat like familiar sitting on Olivia's lap listens to Baron struggle with his words. Kaltivas usually acted as a safe guard for Olivia against men and sometimes women. After all, Olivia is not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to social interactions. Yet, he never felt the need to do anything when it came to Baron. Actually he found it to painful to do anything because merely listening to the boy try to talk to Olivia is cringe worthy. [i He seriously asked about the weather? That pick up line is older than I am.] Kaltivas thinks to himself.
Olivia looks outside before turning to Baron and replying with, [b "It's raining."] The skies began to rain shortly after the party returned with Aura. She takes another drink of her Elixir not contributing to the conversation much.
Kaltivas mentally sighs and thinks, [i Not only is he bad at this, he chose one of the hardest targets to hit on known to Earthlanders.]
Olivia's thoughts are also preoccupied by what she sensed from Aura. Her senses flared up the moment their eyes met. Something screamed out to her and that sent a chill down her spine. However, what she sensed did not seem to becoming from Aura himself, but at the same time did. This merely left her in a state of complete confusion.
The Witch notices Baron sitting there in a jumble of thought as well ever since the weather fiasco. Baron seemed to be lost in thought about something she was unaware of. She merely looks back at her Elixir and takes another sip.
Aura listens to Chaos and then watches him leave after his brooding story of how trusting people is pointless. He looks at Agrona and says, [b "He's a real doomsday fanatic, ain't he?"] Aura sighs and closes his eyes. He is part waiting for Agrona to ask the questions she was going to ask and part waiting for something else.
Vivi and Ravi float up the stairs to the first floor of the guild. The two fairies look at the rowdy atmosphere and hover above it for a bit.
[b "Wow, these Earthlanders are so much fun!"] Vivi giggles as she bounces around in the air.
[b "Don't forget why we are here Vivi,"] Ravi sighs and she begins to look around, [b "Now where is their Guild Leaders office?"]
Kaltivas sees the two fairs floating above and it is not long before Ravi notices his gaze. He pretty much knew this was bound to happen. Kaltivas knows why Aura suddenly got himself caught and what he is probably after as well. He glances upwards and twitches his ears twice hoping the fairy catches on.
Ravi stares for a moment before realizing it. She flies over and grabs Vivi before dragging her up to floor two. The two fairies fly through the wooden door leading to Velissa's office. They came in around the time Fatui is looking through the file they guild has on Aura. Vivi boldly sits on Fatui's head while Ravi floats over his shoulder.
The file included a lot of information other than just things about Aura. However, one piece of information that Ravi takes notice of is the location of the two Distortion Fields that the guild knew of.
[i There are already two of them? Not to mention that those are only the ones we know of,] Ravi thinks to herself, [i We really are running on a tight timeline.]
The two fairies leave along with Fatui as they begin to explore the guild building itself. They wonder around a bit as if they were memorizing the layout of the building itself.
.... rubs her eyes and stands up from behind her desk. Despite Fatui's nature, she trusted him greatly for he did enough for the guild to earn such faith. Not to mention that his report along side Olivia's report worried her. What did Olivia sense that drove her to attack?
[b "Kage, have the boy transferred to the interrogation room in fifteen minutes. It's time I find some much needed answers,"] Velissa says as she takes hold of the file she let Fatui look through.
[b "As you wish Master,"] Kage replies as some of the shadows in the office grow smaller in size.
...Olivia glances at Baron who at this point seemed to be wreaking his brain relentlessly over something. She finishes off her Elixir and places down the cup. The witch thinks for a moment before she taps Baron's shoulder. When she has his attention, she gives him a thumbs up with a deadpan expression. It is as if she is trying to say cheer up.
Kaltivas trembles in her lap as he thinks, [i She has no idea why he is so frantic, and what's with that thumbs up and triumphant look as if you figured it out?] Kaltivas is trying his hardest not to burst out laughing at the actions of his oblivious owner.
[font "Bell MT" Now that the young mystery kid was locked away behind bars and the mission was over, Rin felt it necessary to meet with guild master Velissa. Kendra needed a break from that disaster of teamwork. Generally, it was just her and Baron working side by side, no one else. Now she’s working with other [i members] and leading to a big “fuck-up” as she called it. Not that the failed communication of the collective members was why she walked down the guild halls toward the main office. Other reasons brought her to the two large doors with a hesitant knuckle raised. The boy named Aura was not her concern and did not cloud her mind with racing thoughts. That difficult child was too much to handle right now. Velissa would see to his cooperation soon enough. Right now, Kendra missed her father very much. She hoped that the white-haired woman would have news. Any news at all.]
[font "Bell MT" Before Rin braved a knock on the door, she heard a voice coming from the office. There was some mumbling but she did make out “…personally, I don't think he's from anywhere we can reach by walking." It sounded like Fatui, that spider-y pervert that hit on any woman. Rin pouted uncomfortably for a moment fearing she would have to talk to him. She had to zap him several times because his hands like to wander where they didn’t belong. With Velissa around, he might be tamer now. But, was that even possible?]
[font "Bell MT" Velissa’s voice could now be heard in response to Fatui. “Honestly, I intended to ask him to join in the first place. The kid is amazing in combat. Yet, whether he actually joins or not is another matter entirely." Was what Rin could make out. It was a bit hard to hear most of what she was discussing outside. However, Rin did pick up her last response: “"And as far where he is from. Only the spirits know for now."]
[font "Bell MT" Taking a risk, Kendra knocked on the door. The guild master’s voice breached through the thick wood with acceptance of entre. Her voice was stern and demanding as ever, just how Rin remembered it when she was little.]
[font "Bell MT" [#daa520 “It’s Kendra Rinnals, ma’am.”] Even from here, Rin could hear the exhausted sigh. Once inside the chamber, it was odd, uncanny even, to see Rin without her towering shadow of a brother not by her side. Slightly disturbing for those that know them well enough. He was otherwise engaged, or trying his damnest to be eventually. [#daa520 “Ma’am, I’ve come to ask-“]]
[font "Bell MT" “Yes I know what you’re going to ask. My answer is always the same, isn’t it?” She sighed knowing this never stopped Kendra from asking anyway. "Unfortunately, we have yet to even find a hint of your father," It was the same question, same answer, every time. A child desperate to find her father was Kendra’s biggest vulnerability and it was all over her face.]
[font "Bell MT" Disappointment could be witnessed in her eyes. It was painful to experience almost every single day. [#daa520 “Thank you, ma’am.”] Rin briefly smiled before turning on her heels to leave. [i Maybe tomorrow there will be word of him.] Kendra thought.]
[font "Bell MT" Meanwhile, Baron was building up the courage to enter the guild tavern. He and his sister frequented this tavern, but now it felt like foreign soil. In essence, it was a different country Baron wasn’t used to. He peeked through the windows to see Olivia sitting at the bar sipping away at her beverage. He took many deep breathes before braving into the new terrain. He was preparing for a battle that he was ill-equipped for. Sitting down awkwardly next to the cyan-haired female, Baron tapped his fingers on the hard surfaces nervously. He tried to signal for a beverage but the bar tender was preoccupied. [i Just talk to her. How hard is that?] Baron thought as he snuck a glance at the woman next to him.]
[font "Bell MT" [#b22222 “H-hello, Olivia. Nice weather today, right?”] Started off weak, but maybe he can recover. [#b22222 “I-uh- like weather a lot. How about you?”] Swing and a miss.]
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That damn kid wasn't enough of a threat to merit this much trouble. Fatui had fallen to his knees, all of his eyes tightly shut. He just needed to wait for the blindness to pass. It was low level magic, but it did the job. Two things happened whilst he sat, waiting for the blindness to pass. He realized he didn't need to be here anymore, and a tremor ripped through this little pocket dimension. These things didn't necessarily happen in that order, but they happened nonetheless.
[+orange "That'd be Chaos."] he let out an aggravated groan, the blindness finally fading after a half minute of sitting on his ass. He rose to his feet, rolling his shoulders. He let out a deep breath, circling his arms about, the after images of his arms fading into himself. The gems on his armlets flashed, and suddenly, he was standing next to Olivia, who'd cuffed their mystery man.
Then, they returned to Velna, and Fatui lost his balance. He groaned, standing back up. He knew there was no reason for him to be here. He smirked, feeling perfectly content to let the young man be escorted to the guild by Olivia. With a deep breath, he huffed, stretching out. Time to catch a cart back home. With no afterthought, he brought a quill and a little notebook from his satchel. He began writing quickly.
The trip back home was a peaceful time, and gave him plenty of time to write his report. In his own opinion, the kid wasn't any threat to anyone that wasn't evil. Even then, Fatui was sure that some lawful evil people would be fine in his company. He had written much more than that in his report. He knew the kid couldn't have been from far away. His inferences told him as much. The kid acted too strangely in the short time they'd conversed. His body language was all over the place. Almost like he had some imaginary friends he was talking to. Spirits maybe?
Fatui was just throwing darts at the wall at that point. He'd present his report to the Mistress. He didn't think the kid was dangerous, but he certainly merited watching. Fatui would just have to volunteer for the position. He'd been sent on spy missions and surveillance jobs before, but this time, he believed he'd take a group of guildmates and form a squad around this kid. Fatui wanted to observe him directly. And he'd let the kid know as much.
Fatui didn't relish the thought of attacking a child, but he wasn't about to let his home get dusted by some kid.
Fatui, being deep in thought, stepped off the back of the cart, absentmindedly weaving his way through the crowds towards Embara Wing. He was still writing in his notebook, double checking his report. He was satisfied, shutting it before entering the guild hall. He made quick progress towards the Mistress, down the long hallway he strode, a scarily serious expression branded on his face. He carefully opened and shut the door to her office, slinking in.
[+orange "Ma'am. I've readied a report on the mission. The gist is that this kid isn't any threat to anyone good."] he tore some pages from his little notebook, holding them gently, and tapping them against her desk to straighten them out. He set them down, and with an affirmative grunt, she took them, skimming quickly.
[+orange "Personally, I think we should recruit him and build a squad around him."] He awaited her response, but she was fixated on his report for the moment. He took a seat in front of her desk, putting his elbows on the desk, he went on.
[+orange "There's loads of theories in there about what he [i might] be... but personally, I don't think he's from anywhere we can reach by walking."] Probably the most outrageous claim he'd made in the past week. He couldn't shake the gut feeling that this kid was from some other... place. Not here. The Mistress looked up with a single eyebrow raised, he retaliated with an expression that begged she believe him. She looked at his report for a long moment, probably just to keep him on edge, then chuckled.
[b "You certainly are perceptive Fatui, now if only you weren't a womanizing pain in the ass."] She leaned forward and propped her elbows on her desk, thinking a moment.
[+orange "Hey, if you wanted me gone, you'd've gotten rid of me already."] he quipped snarkily. She rolled her eyes, unamused. She went on to reach into her desk and pull out a file, laying it before Fatui. He lifted it and began to scan it thoroughly.
[b "Honestly, I intended to ask him to join in the first place. The kid is amazing in combat. Yet, whether he actually joins or not is another matter entirely. You should know, he found and eliminated several greater demons we weren't even aware of. On his own."] she punctuated the last sentence heavily. Fatui had heard that tone before. It was that tone of disappointment. He grunted in the affirmative and continued scanning through the file.
[b "As for where he's from, only the spirits know."] Fatui closed the file, having gleaned what he could from it. He set it on the desk gently, bringing a hand to his chin.
[+orange "Hmm. Well, I'll keep an eye on him for you and be sure to let you know of any extra interesting bits of information that become available. For free, even."] he made his way to the door. Mission thusly completed, he had further things to take care of today.
[+orange "So, unless you need me for anything else, I'll be in the yard for my daily regimen."]
Chaos simply sat there, listening to the insults thrown at him while he was sitting there listening. When he finally made it to answering his question, he had pulled out a cigarette that he had sitting in his jacket since the last time he had an emotional breakdown.
[+red "So, I guess this confirms my suspicion this entire time about the eye."] He then stood up with his smoke and walked over to the magical wall that separated himself and the boy. [+red "I really wish there would be more of a reason of why I could have it but I guess that's too much to ask that from someone you just meet."] He then took in a breath of smoke and blew out a puff.
[+red "Let me tell you something."] He took a small knife from a pocket and sliced the top of his finger a little. [+red "The reason I don't trust my allies is because I used to be a simple carefree person. I used to live my life one day at a time."] A small magic circle appeared on his finger, gathering the smoke into a little ball of smoke that was left over from his smoke. [+red "Then I saw what happens when you let people get too close and you don't watch what you do."] After saying this, the ball of smoke suddenly bursted into a flame, then disappeared.
[+red "The darkness won't let us live those kinds of lives. It will come for us all"] Chaos dropped his cigarette and destroyed it with his shoe before leaving. [+red "He is all yours. I'm done."] He then walked up the stairs, leaving the boy and one of his partners behind.
Once he opened the door out of the dungeon, he looked to see his guild member who he had previously left behind at the shooting range. [b "I'm taking you to see the guild master now. This anger problem of yours needs to be dealt with"] She then pointed in the direction of the guild members office, with Chaos simply going that direction. He knew that there was no point in him running, since the last time he did so he didn't even make it ten feet before she caught him and slammed him into the ground. [+red "This is going to go over oh so well."]
Aura continues to hum away the gentle tune even after Chaos arrives in the prison. The image of the back of a woman, with long radiant blonde hair appears in his mind the longer he hums the song. His fingers tap the ground gently with the beat of the tune as if he is playing piano along with the song he hums. When he reaches the end is when his eyes finally slowly open as he looks at the cold steel floor beneath him. He remains quiet for a long moment before he says, [b "You're naive if you thought things wouldn't turn out this way."]
The mysterious young man looks up at the man with an eye patch and says, [b "The witch, Olivia was her name right? She didn't just put these cuffs on me because of procedure."] Aura pushes himself up off the ground and stands before the magical invisible wall before him. [b "I barely even know her and I could tell she wouldn't attack in such a way without reason. She attacked because she sensed something I wish she didn't."]
[b "Four times. Want to know what that number is?"] Aura asks as he keeps Aura's eyes locked on Chaos's. [b "It is the amount of times I counted that all of you let down your guard in the same moment. I could have killed you all and escaped already if I wanted to,"] Aura says as his eyes show a cold darkness, [b "You shouldn't trust a stranger over your allies simply because I made a few kids laugh. After all, good allies are hard to come by these days."]
Aura walks to the back of the cell and leans against the wall. He waits for a few moments as he waits to tell Chaos about what the man really wanted to know. In the next moment, Agrona makes her appearance from the shadows of the stairs. He chuckles a bit at her words and replies, [b "I don't think only getting two visitors down here makes me popular, no?"]
[b "Alright, now that lecture time is over,"] Aura says with a yawn. The boy's nature changed a hundred times a second. It is as if he is putting on a different mask constantly so no one can see what is hidden underneath. [b "You want to know about that eye. Technically speaking, its a Mystic eye. Know what a Mystic is?"]
Aura looks at the confused expression the two before him make. It's no surprise really. Actual knowledge of spirits and how they function and live is rare to come by. The only way one gets to learn the very way of life of spirits are those who mingle with them on a daily basis such as Olivia.
[b "As you both know, spirits can't be seen by the naked eye. However, that brings up the question as into why you guys can see Spirits such as Kaltivas, right? Well, spirits can make the 'choice' to be seen and interact with the living world,"] Aura says as he sighs and continues to explain, [b "Once they make that choice, a spirit becomes what is known as a 'Mystic'. In a sense, a spirit becomes part of the living realm when they become a Mystic. So, Kaltivas for example gave up his spirit status to become Olivia's familiar."]
Aura pushes off the wall and walks toward the magical wall once again. He lifts his cuffed hands and points at Chaos's eye. [b "That is the eye of a Mystic. A Dragon Eye at that,"] Aura says as he returns to his seat at the center of the prison, [b "I am guessing, considering you don't know much about the eye itself, you have no idea how you got it either. Sorry to say, but I don't know either. That's a mystery you'll have to solve yourself."]
The boy looks at Agrona and says, [b "And I am guessing the woman who was about to punch my lights out for being a 'brat' also has a question to ask?"] Aura glances at Agrona's sword and then her red eyes before saying, [b "To answer the one question that probably troubles you the most is no, you aren't going crazy. What you hear is actually being said by 'it',"] Aura speaks as cryptically as possible for it was pretty easy to figure out that Agrona's talking sword was a secret from the others. He picked up a good bit of info about his captors at least during the travel to the guild building. [b "I'm guessing you want to hear more than that. Well, as long as its not a question about myself, I'll answer all the questions you have,"] Aura says as he lays back on the floor, putting his hands behind his head as he starts to feel a bit restless. He is used to being outside and connected to nature in some way, so the prison cell is not his ideal choice for a spot to relax. [i 'This place needs a window or something'] Aura thinks to himself as his eyes scale the walls.
[h3 Author's Note]
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