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Everything posted by Justin OOC

  1. I'd be fine with a return within a day or so of the fight against the Bear. I do question whether that would render all the talks on the Keys, and the actions Sean and Abel took to prevent further unlocking moot, and whether we'd all retain the memories of those talks and actions. I will admit that I, the player, never liked that whole aspect of things (keys are aberations outside the original irregulars), but it certainly added some real drama to what the Irregulars were doing, and hammered home their ability to affect the whole world. There are still so many unanswered questions about Keys in general, admittedly I would like to explore that before we go Scarlet Witch with "No more Keys." Another thing for everyone to consider, the Sara who pushed for those actions was Pandora in disguise, Meaning that was something "She" wanted to happen, and we potentially have a chance to correct the mistake we made with our course of action. God only knows what it might change, but it's something to talk about, to be sure. Also if we did that, would that create copies of us, or would we be essentially superimposed over the Us of that time? I am confused, in what would actually be so chaotic about what you listed, as we didn't fight Pandora on Earth, and outside the project I don't recall anyone knowing about her. Goals 1) Global Advancement- Abel seeks to continue gathering and educating Keys, hoping to help them reach their full potential, both for their betterment, and to the betterment of the entire world. He also plans to work alongside Sean and others advancing Earth's technology and societal levels, helping humanity rise from endless war towards Enlightenment and the Stars 2) Exploration, Eventual Colonization- Both in this Universe, and others. Abel's been to other planets, but he wants to continue seeing new ones, and the Gate technology is still there for humanity to use. In addition, Abel wishes to continue exploring the multiverse with Jeane, starting with the Underverse. This wouldn't be some exclusive deal, Other Irregulars would certainly be welcome. Eventually he'd like to have humanity be worthy of joining the Sentient races of the universe in colonizing new worlds. Yeah, full on Star Trek. Another facet of this is that while the titans are dead, their subordinates aren't (Possibly) and they could still be out there, so The Irregulars and humanity need to be ready for that potential meeting. 3 Mastery- Abel knows he's lacking in some aspects, and seeks to become stronger. Refining his mind, enhancing his powers, Just as he wishes to enable others to reach their potential, he seeks to do the same for himself, striving for excellence, To always continue learning and growing, and fighting against complacency and stagnation.
  2. Izona chuckled as yuuki stepped in to help cook. She was getting things together to make something simple, a spicy chicken curry. The fact the preparations looked the same as in their home wasn't lost on either of the two apprentices. Izona had Yuuki get the rice going. Soon enough everything was ready, and the meal was surprisingly good. "To answer what you didn't ask earlier, I can't show you the spell, because I can no longer perform it. More than that, It was never something written down, it was something only I could do. I had hoped this world had such magic, or that someone here might create it, but in all my time here, I have yet to hear of such, or meet someone like that. Then Siluca comes by wanting me to teach two young women from another world the magic of this world. Of course I would agree, I want the chance to study you, to see if the mana you possess has the same capability as mine once had." She looked over to Vesper. "I learned Light magic from the Sage of Conviction, a Archmage from before the founding of the Grand Magic Academy. From there, I traveled around, searching the other archmagi, and learning from them. I've learned from all levels of magi, As different people have different views, and each has helped my mastery of Magic grow." ------------------------- The Lord Spat out a string of curses, even As Ryan moved, closing the gap in a moment, and batting away the Lord's sword. His blade against the Lord's throat, even as the Lord fell to his knees, yet So precise was Ryan's control that he didn't even nick him. "Surrender, or die." Above Tori was lining up another shot on one of the flying Wyverns, andthe lord nodded, "I surrender." The soldiers all fell to their knees in defeat. Ryan lowered his sword and pulled out the phone. "Tori, put the gun away, just knock out the rampaging one. This is over, they're beaten." She did as she was asked, and it took a single punch to lay out the riderless wyvern. The other two landed, and Ryan stood there. "Have your men return home. Send the riderless wyvern back with the two you've got left. There's probably enough rope left for you to have them carry it in a sling together." Quickly the lord issued orders to that effect, and the remaining soldiers did as they were bid. The lord was still kneeling, and Ryan was standing there with him. Tori was using the banshee to help rig the sling to carry the unconscious wyvern. "Why spare them?" "My lord has his own aspirations. Killing your people would only make them harder to achieve. If You'd have at least been civil when We first met, None of them would have had to die. We pulled the trigger, but you have the order that made it necessary. Still, we don't want to kill anyone if we don't have to, so there's no good reason for your men to die. There will be other battles, and now that your title and lands belong to Lord Theo, your men may be called upon to defend them still. All the better then that they live through this encounter." "That is not the way things are done here..." "And I'm given to understand you've only known constant war for at least a century. This way, well, Most of your men live to return to their families, to protect their home instead of attacking others. Which do you think they would prefer?"
  3. "I only know of One who left one world for another, aside from you and your friends." She smiled "And that would be me. My old world perished, and I alone was able to escape it, by making some sacrifices. The spell that let me come here was a one shot spell, then mana of this world is simply incompatible with it, so here I've remained all this time. I learned this world's magic, nearly all of it, to pass the time. It's actually pretty inferior in many regards to my world's magics, but It lets me keep the charade up as a unique "Ancient race" from the world's prehistory." She just smiled, after admitting to essentially conning the whole world as to who she was. "I'm hoping that after training you, and within the knowledge you gave me, there's some way for me to go to another world. I've learned all I really want to learn from here, and I'd rather not be stuck here if there's no magic." She looked at them both with a more ominous smile. "And now you know the price I ask for learning the higher tier magic." --------------------------------------------------- Elsewhere, The battle against the wyverns continued, with Tori finally freeing herself from the final wyvern, stabbing it, and knocking it away. Once clear, she drew the beam canon and fired, the shot taking the head and neck from the wyvern, leaving two more flying ones, and the grounded one, which was currently engaged against the Lord's remaining troops, rampaging as it was riderless. The Lord traded blows again with Ryan, and it was clear to see Ryan was just toying with him now. "Look man, you're a lord, you gotta put on a brave act for your people, but you're beaten. Yield now, and you walk away with your life at least. Hell, Lord Theo may even grant you a subordinate crest to continue ruling your lands in his name."
  4. With all three remaining wyverns in the air attacking, her sudden maneuver did shake two of them, still, the one she stabbed didn't die after the second stab, even as they rocked into the air. The other two wyverns ascended trying to catch the metal titan, while on the ground, Ryan traded steel with the Lord himself. The Lord was a good swordsman, and used to fighting with his battle ability enhancement, but Ryan's was literally like a second Skin, and he knocked the Lord back, nearly halfway across the circle. "Come on, man. You're a Lord, you've got a master crest's ability buff, and You're still only this good? I was hoping to fight a real swordsman." his words were meant to enrage, and they did, as the air was filled with the Lord's invective against Ryan, even as he came in hard for another series of attacks.
  5. "You're not grasping it Vesper. Here in the real world, it's been two weeks. Each hour out here, was a full day in my dimension. You've both been training for six months and change already, and we're about halfway done." Izona answered her patiently. "I could train you longer, but you both said only a month out here was allowable. It would be at least that to get you both into fourth and fifth tier spells, so I'll do what I can to use the rest of time to see you master third tier spells." she seemed quite happy with herself, even as she moved to the Kitchen to start cooking. "Any requests for meals? I can make pretty much anything here in my kitchen. Maybe you'd like to get a bath? the third door on that hallway to the right. It would be good for you both to relax abit."
  6. It was almost funny, watching her swing a weapon at a target less than half the size of it, but with precise control, She smashed the blade into the rider, managing to not sever the beasts head, and splattering the hapless rider, showering the field with his gory remains. The Riderless Dragon kept on, lashing into the gundam, the powerful jaws actually rending the mech's armor, and the other two moving to tear at the mechs legs and back, leaving rents in the armor, but failing to damage the main systems. Ryan called out to the Lord. "Your men are beaten Lord Elrois, I offer you a chance to save their lives, Duel me. Win, and you can retreat with whoever has survived. If you lose, you submit to my lord, and become his vassal." "My wyverns will tear that thing from the sky, and you will wall to my blade for your insults." Ryan shook his head. "I'll just massacre them all, and send you back alone in rags, and let your subjects deal with you then." He scowled, and moved to power up lavaetien even more. "Wait, I'll duel you." Ryan smiled and his sword shrank to the size of a normal one. "Excellent." The soldiers all backed away, forming a circle, they were still broken from everything else that had happened. The Lord activated his crest, which shown with a bright orange light, and Ryan nodded. "Ability boost" eh? Cool. I was wondering what your crest did." "You can see that?" The lord looked shocked. "Not the only one with a special ability." He was surrounded with a soft blue light. "Now let's begin." With that they both closed in, swinging their swords with greater power than anyone else there could muster.
  7. are we replacing Archery with firearms and using the same charm tree or using the separate new one?
  8. I was mostly asking regarding to Dawn King's strife, and the reworks of Peony Blossom attack as well as Essence Gathering Temper and the Overdrive mechanic they added
  9. just as a clarification, would we also be using the charms added from The Dawn Solution?
  10. is it bad that Dawn Caste forming in my head is shaping up to resemble John Wick and John Preston?
  11. even though I prefer to play Solar Exalted, I'd look more at the modern setting than vanilla exalted at this point.
  12. "Sounds good." Once situated, they flew off towards the approaching army. A quick strategy developed as they saw them on her sensors. She'd fire one shot at the ground troops and Drop Ryan into the huge hole in the formation. There were roughly twenty thousand troops, as well as 4 Wyverns which were about half the size of the Banshee. "Smaller than I thought they'd be. They are lesser dragons though." He took the lead and had her brandish her Plasma canon. "Attention Invading forces. We are the Knight Champions of Theo Cornaro, Lord of these lands. Abandon your invasion peaceably, and no harm will come to you. Persist in attacking, and you will be dealt with harshly." he boomed out through the mic, sounding impressive thanks to the killer sound system. There was great confusion, as none had ever seen a golem so large, or in the air on jets of flame. Still the Lord at the head of the army shook his head. "We will not relent because you ask. On this continent only strength matters. I will not allow a usurper to take over my old ally's lands. We will not back down. Wyverns, Tear that monstrosity from the sky!" The lord shouted, and Ryan sighed. "Alright Tori, one good shot to the rear please, where the supply train is." It was an Easy shot to make, as she was stationary, and Ryan unleased some of his own power through the Mech's systems, effectively doubling The effects of the blast. The end result was an area of scorched ground nearly a hundred and twenty meters across. In a single attack they'd killed a quarter of army, including destroying ninety percent of the supplies for their campaign, and nearly all the archers. This of course caused a panic, Even as the 4 Wyverns launched themselves toward the metal menace, a small human figure was falling to earth from it wielding a huge sword. He landed atop a heavy Infantry unit, clad in thick armor, and dropped into their midst. In an instant, a Circle six meters across opened up around him, as he swung his blade in a circle, and cleaved everything it came in contact with in half. Ryan stood, a faint blue aura covering him, a slight spark of energy crackling here and there, his blue eyes cold and bright. "I did warn you to turn away, but you say only strength matters. Well here we are, our strength against yours." The Army was still fifteen thousand strong, but their morale was absolutely shattered. Already many soldiers were throwing down weapons and running. The Lord made a bad call. "Archers shoot those treasonous bastards!" Even as what few archers he had left followed orders, more began to panic, as their lord was still fully intent on fighting the monster that had dropped into their midst. In the air, Four Wyverns battled against Tori and the Banshee. Their claws could tear at the armor, but the vulcan canons mounted on the mech's head proved adept at tearing apart their all too important wings, and sent one plummeting to the ground. The rider was crushed as the beast fell, and though not dead it was enraged and injured, trying to get back into the air.
  13. "In time Yuuki, I will explain everything." They returned to the regular world, and bid goodbye to Siluca. She returned to the Keep, and left them with Izona, who wasted little time, taking them to another room, which resembled a classroom, complete with a chalkboard. There she began to teach them the fundamentals of magic in this world. The first three days was alot of terminology and long explanations regarding the nature of magic, basic theories. The next three days saw them talk of foci and magical materials. In the end, Yuuki ended up with a moonsilver Magatama amulet as her focus, and Vesper's was a darksteel bracelet. "Moonsilver changes, but is always pure. The light it gives off is soft, but even the deepest darkness it cannot be extinguished. Darksteel is indestructible, even in the core of a star. It is unchanging, and eternal." According to Izona, having chosen these materials would only increase the power of their magic, as they would serve to keep it from running rampant. With their foci chosen, they were given a day to rest, before the most intense week of their lives began. for fourteen hours of each day, they were trained separately in magic by Izona. It was revealed that Izona could duplicate herself, to accomplish this, and Each was just as powerful. Using her Magic, she engaged them both in combat, and proved to be overwhelmingly stronger than either, but this illustrated the power of Magic, as she only used magic of each of their elements with them. She'd then teach them of the magic she used, while they couldn't hope to master tier 4 spells or higher yet, still the explanations helped them see how each tier built upon the others. She would heal them after each battle, then they'd go again. Magic it seemed was mostly a combat art, but she did show them other ways to use it that weren't combat related. Gathering information, summoning familiars, defending others, curses and banishing, curing wounds and sickness, If it could be done with magic, she taught them all of it. It was at the end of the week That she made a revelation to the two of them. "So have you two enjoyed our first six months together? I should probably have mentioned that. 1 hour in my dimension is a day out here. As its laws are my discretion, there's reduced fatigue and no hunger there, so it probably didn't really seem too bad to the two of you, but that's why you slept well and ate when we came out for the day each day. It's predicated on you both getting 8 regular hours a day of sleep." The fact remained that they still had two more "weeks" of their training before returning to the castle.
  14. "Now, we talk abit more, and after that Siluca leaves you here with me. You'll stay here a month or two, depending on how much you allow yourselves to learn, how much you apply yourselves to this, and then our business will be done." Izona gave them both a knowing smile. "Your magic is a reflection of yourself, who you are at your core, which aspects of Reality you resonate with. You can accept this and work in harmony with your powers, and the effects will be effortless, with minimal costs, but far more limited scope and power. Or you can take the harsher path, and Reject the way of things, and try to assert your dominance over reality, and make your will into your reality. The costs are greater, but the scope of power and effects is nearly limitless, if you have the will to see it through." She looked over to Siluca. "She is one of the Former, and quite rare. Most of the former can barely manage tier 2 spells, but She can manage tier 3. She's my little prodigy, but then with her Father being the Imperial court Magus, well she has some big shoes to fill." "IZONA!" Siluca cried out. "Oh, hadn't you told them about daddy? Well, you shouldn't keep secrets, that's not what friends do." "Not a secret, just hadn't really found the time or occasion.." Siluca pouted quietly. "At any rate, I know you're eager to get started, so If you'll follow me, We can go to my practice dimension. It's set so that magic works the same there as here, and I can show you how this world's magic works. With no dissent, the room shifted, and they were no longer in a room, just in a dimension of endless starfield. "This is Otherspace, and here, nothing can affect the real world. This is a small dimension i created to practice and perfect my spellcraft. Now, I will show a spell for each affinity." She started off With water, order, calling up a dozen automatons from aether and mana, to use as targets. She blasted them with lighting bolts from air, fireballs from fire, and crushed them with boulders from stone. She froze one using water, and caused one to break down and rust away with chaos and a little of her own blood. The final one was burned away with holy light, and she turned to them. "Those were mostly tier 2 and three spells, save the initial summoning spell, which is a fourth or fifth depending on what you're calling up. simple elementals are 4, something like a Water Dragon is a five." She looked to them. "Any Questions?"
  15. Izona smiled. I see. I accept both your offerings." She held out her hand and there were two small stones. "Each of you take one, and focus on it." With a look of incredulity this was done, and Izona smiled. "Feel you mana, your Will flowing into the stone. Don't constrain it, simply let go." Once the two f them had, there was a cracking noise, and in each of their hands were three small shards, of various colors. "Each color is aligned with a particular element." Her eyes Narrowed, and Siluca let out a little gasp. Yuuki's were green of course for Earth, which wasn't that surprising, a royal blue signifying Water, and Stark white, the color that signified the Magic of Order, a rarity in terms of alignment. Vesper on the other hand had a light blue stone that was aligned with Air, and a bright red stone aligned with fire. Her final stone was jet black, and everyone looked to Izona. "Chaos magic affinity.Well, you're going to be quite a pair." Siluca looked at her.. "You're not..." "They did bargain fairly with me, so yes, I will teach them, even that. Better they learn from me, than someone who doesn't know the truth." "It's forbidden." Siluca was definitely freaking out. "For a human to teach it, yes, but I am far from that, and certainly not bound by your laws." "..." Siluca really couldn't respond, Izona was probably the single most powerful magic caster alive, and She'd never seen the look in her eyes like this. She was truly excited. The lure of exotic knowledge, and having students with Order and Chaos as affinities, it was totally unprecedented. ------------------------------ Once the Banshee touched down and her inspection was complete, Tori and Ryan both climbed up and inside. "Huh, I don't remember a second actual seat in here." It was situated behind her main seat, slightly elevated, with its own instruments and while not control stics, there was a dome on each side of the seat obviously meant for the second occupant to place their hands on. "Something new to try out, I'm guessing." He smiled. "I think I'll just ride along for now, and get out once we get to the battlefield, Sound good?"
  16. After the conversation Tori went her own way, and was generally left to her own devices. After about three hours, there was a man who came riding into the castle in a rush, "I bring word from The Western Border. "Lord Elrois has marshaled his forces and is heading towards us, Our estimates put his forces at nearly twenty thousand!" This set off a chain reaction as dozens of nobles and officers went into motion, and seemingly like magic, Ryan appeared, stepping from around the corner. "So Tori, Want to go see what an army on this world looks like?" Even as others were rushing to notify Theo, Ryan already knew that they needed to make a strong response. "Come to the meeting, let's hear him out, and we can finally go do something." She nodded, and they head for the meeting, where the Lords were talking about how they could only muster half that force on such short notice, and how they'd need to fight a defensive battle. "Look, if you need more time, Tori and I can go out and buy that time. We're unknown quantities to them, and with only a few wyverns they're not gonna be that much of an issue to us." "There's no way two of you can fight an army of twenty thousand.." "We don't have to, we just need to delay them. Besides, I'm going to challenge the leader of the force to a duel. Tori can take out their airpower and supply lines, and they'll be totally screwed. Leaderless, without supplies, they won't know what to do, and by the time you guys arrive, they'll be ready to surrender, I guarantee it." Ryan was so sure, and Theo, though abit nervous, nodded. "Alright,Tori, Ryan, buy us the time we need, but don't get yourselves killed." The two otherworlders nodded, and left the meeting to the denizens of this world, they had an army to gather. He looked to Tori as they walked out to one of the courtyards, it was seldom used and the ground was simple dirt, as he waited for her to call the Banshee. "You cool with this? We're gonna be killing other people out there, not inhuman monsters." It was something he probably should have asked before, and he regretted not doing so. ---------------------------------------- In her Library Izona waved, and the room shifted, becoming a parlor with a table set with tea and chairs. "Please, let's sit and talk." Siluca lead the way with Izona at the rear, and once they were seated, she smiled "So my former apprentice brought you to me because you need to learn magic quickly. Well, she may or may not have told you, but I crave information. I simply love to learn things I do not know. Now as you're from another world, I'm sure there's a great deal you can tell me. That said, I want real knowledge, not just the most mundane of trivia. If you wish real knowledge of Magic, and by the by, you both have strong aptitude for magic, so you could be truly powerful, with dilligent study, then you must offer up something of similar value." She got to the point rather quickly, unlike so many who simply beat around the bush. "I have lived for thousands of years, I don't really care to do small talk, and I gather neither does Vesper, so let's be about what this about." She looked to Siluca, and chuckled. "No familiar this time?" "No, you traumatized him last time." "Oh you're just being dramatic, I only pet him for six hours."
  17. Daizo nodded. "Mostly battles are fought among normal foot infantry or cavalry units. Archers of various types are a staple of most battles as well. Some, Like the Imperial guard have their Spellbreaker corps, which wear armor that cancels magic and have magic weapons which hurl large bolts a great distance. Of course a few Lords have beastmasters in their employ and they have magical beasts in their military. Wyverns are the most common of the aerial beasts. They're pseudo dragons, their feet have massive talons and while they have hands, they're integrated into the edges of their wings. They don't breath fire, but they move quite fast. Most Lords use them to drop barrels of gunpowder or oil over a battlefield which then ignites when hit by any sort of flame. of course, a Wyvern on the ground is still a huge threat with their spiked tails, claws and powerful jaws. Spellcasters themselves are more limited with most lords employing less than three. However, the use of mercenaries, and people who have Mystic, Martial, or Demonic arts are all things worth factoring in too. Those abilities are the sort that are beyond human ability, but clearly not magic. They usually have some sort of cost associated with their use. Many think of your comrade, Ryan, as a mystic and Martial art possessor. It's uncommon to have more than one, but not unheard of." The conversation in the carriage went on for some time, finally though they reached a small cottage looking house, surrounded by a garden. Once they got out the coachman and horses seemed to go into suspended animation, not responding to anything. "She's expecting us, so here we go." Siluca said. She lead the way knocking on the door which opened when she did, and led them inside. Once the door was closed the scenery changed, and the insides revealed themselves to be a massive library, so large they could easily fit Tori's Banshee within with room to spare. "Ah, Siluca, I see you finally brought those guests you mentioned. DO you really think they're worthy of my teaching..." The voice drifted off, as Their host came into view. Izona looked mostly human, save for the actual halo of light over her head, and the wings at her hips. She was fairly scantily clad, and smiled. "oh, how interesting indeed. Otherworlders. You brought me some otherworlders... You really are such a good pupil." She bowed her head once, "I am Izona, Mistress of Magics. I bid you welcome to my humble home." The change from her haughty sounding voice to one that was thick with enthusiasm was instant, and abit jarring to say the least. Siluca had that sort of pasted on grin that said "Just bear with it" as this seemed to be part of what they'd been warned of.
  18. "Yes, you can choose your focus, and you can have more than one. Generally it's best to make them something you can carry, as without it you cannot perform your magic. You can improvise a focus, but the effects will be halved. As to Chaos magic, it is a blood or life sacrifice almost exclusively, and it can greatly enhance Chaos beasts, or even summon more of them, from what I've seen." Back at the Castle, Daizo smiled. "Well that depends. There's always the training you're doing, simply relaxing and enjoying your downtime, or Considering the news is already spreading about our new Lord, I'm sure some of the other Lords will be looking this way to expand their territory, maybe even claim Lord Theo's Crest. I'm planning to advise Lord Theo to take a proactive stance, and move against some of our enemies, before they can strike us. I'd rather fight them on their lands than ours, it keeps our people safe. If you want to help us fight, then I'd welcome it. I've always hated fighting Wyverns from the ground, and I'm betting you can handle them with your "mech" is it?"
  19. Daizo shook his head. "No, I can assure you, we're all very real." He politely refused the bottle after all she'd drank from it, and it wasn't proper, it would be like an indirect kiss. "Well given my understanding, and what you just said, aren't you actually living that dream? I mean you pilot a giant robot, and you comrades and you are a special force, I mean most people alive have no special skills, only 5% can use magic, at most. I'll grant your circumstances are abnormal, even to someone like me who's seen magic up close and personal, but even so, that doesn't make this not real. The thrill of training, the smells on the wind, the sounds even up here, the warmth of the sun on your skin, all of that is real, Tori." In the Carriage, Siluca nodded. "There are the Elemental schools, Light, Darkness, Wind, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. There is also Sonic, Psychic, Order, and Chaos. There are far more suborders, tuned more to what you want specifically out of magic. Holy Magic exists too, and it's said to be the basis for the crests themselves, Though I don't know of anyone who advertises a wealth of knowledge of it beyond that. Talking about costs of magic, You use mana, which is your literal will, to control and affect reality how you wish. Most Mages have a limited amount of mana they can spend at once, though using artifacts can greatly increase this. You might hear this called bucket capacity. Think of Mana as the water in a lake, and how much you can spend at once as a Bucket. the size of the bucket determines the amount of water you can take from the lake. Because bigger more impressive spells take way more mana to cast, the bigger the bucket, the stronger a mage normally is." "Magic itself is divided into tiers as well, with tier 1 spells being mostly universal single target and fairly weak. It goes all the way to tier 5, and there are rumored tier 6 spells, but only archmages can hope to cast anything over a Four." She shrugged. "I am a prodigy, but currently I am limited to Tier three spells." She shook her head. "i don't really know where chaos originated, though most mages can tap into chaos arts with an appropriate sacrifice. That might be something to ask Izona once you're done training." She turned to Vesper. "All those things can be used, Some Magi use grimoires, and I know more than a few that channel spells through weapons. My own focus is a wand with a rainbow gem as its core. It serves me well since I can use a fair number of different Orders of Magic."
  20. "I will be returning to the Keep. In truth I'm not supposed to stray from Lord Theo's side, as his appointed and contracted mage, but this is special, since he too agreed for me to go and make these introductions. We want you to succeed, because it helps us too. I know this is not your world, but it is imprtant to us that everything you said you're here to do is accomplished." She looked to Vesper. "I would need time to actually see him, and to activate some somewhat larger spells than I can here. Still, it could be as you say, or perhaps there was some reason you were chosen, and Your guardian is related to that." Back at the keep, Daizo was abit impressed by how quickly Tori took off, but quickly follwed after her. He was abile to catch up to her, and kept apace. The ramparts were thick able to easily have 4 men stand shoulder to shoulder, and he smiled . The Keep had never been taken, and he'd led the defense himself a number of times. The new Duke was younger than him, but since the Old Duke thought so highly, Daizo had sworn to support him, and his strange allies. "Is this part of your daily routine?"
  21. Siliuca watched the memories, the visions replay, and she frowned. "That..is not fair." She looked almost like she wanted to hug Vesper, but held off. "But if you only just got these powers, it doesn't make alot of sense. Allow me to think on it abit longer, maybe I can help you unravel it and get a true explanation." "To answer regarding Izona, Let me just say that she's eccentric, and not human. Nor is she an Elf. She calls herself a Seraphim, and as far as I know, she is the only one of her kind. She never really told me more than that. What I can tell you is that she is a Master of Magic, knowing nearly every School of Magic there is. She's sometimes odd, but even trivial information she doesn't know can excite her, if she can think of a use for it. The more you offer her, the more willing she is to teach, but be careful she can sense the amount of information she doesn't know within any tome, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of most things." "I warn you because she is quite powerful and while she honors all contracts to the letter, asking something elseof her at a later date may end up costing more than you can pay, So it's always good to hold abit back. She's a good friend to have, but she has her quirks."
  22. For Tori, there was a large open area within the Keep, clearly it was a training area for the Knights of the Keep. Abit of asking around of various ervants uncovered that the town the Castle was within was also a bustling community, as it was a trade hub. There was much to explore, of she was so inclined. The last person she asked happened to be an Knight who wasn't on duty. His name was Daizo Hadsa, he was the leader of an independent Squad of Ducal Knights. "So, you're looking for somewhere to exercise in peace, is that it? Why not take a jog of the Ramparts? If you don't mind my company at least, I can go with you and those on duty won't give you any trouble." In the Carriage, Siluca smiled. "oh, forgive my misunderstanding then, Vesper. If you'd be willing to share it with me, then yes I'd be happy to see what you're shown. Maybe I can help you uncover the hidden details within the visions you're shown." Siluca considered Yuuki's answer. "I guess you did, well I am glad you're going to be able to help us out here.
  23. Siluca shook her head "No, I don't think you need to manifest him fully here. That would probably spook the horses, and the driver, so let's not, but I would like to see your Guardian later. My friend, her name i Izona, she'll definitely want to meet him." She looked over to Yuuki. "I can, yes. I have several affinities, and one lets me pierce illusion and reveal the truth of things. It is useful for spotting infiltrators and see what others try to hide." "So you wanted to be a hero as a child? I always knew I'd be a Mage, my Father was the Imperial Mage to the Empire's Royal family so I was always groomed to be one."
  24. With that Siluca led them to the carriage, but not before smiling at Tori. "Those pastries are a huge hit here. Ryan shared the recipe the first morning with one of the chefs, and they've been so heavily requested there was thought of charging for them simply due to the demand. Of course Ryan had Theo nix that idea, saying he didn't share it with them to make money. He just wanted something familiar." After that she left Tori to her own devices, and set out with Vesper and Yuuki. While in the Carriage, Siluca smiled. "So you have a guardian spirit, Vesper?" It was the first time someone had detected Therion directly, without actually seeing him. "How did you come by him, If I might ask? It's something that's not unheard of here, but yours seems to be far more interested in your wellbeing than most. Here they're mostly patrons we draw power from, Seldom do they manifest like yours." She turned her gaze, giving a moment for Vesper to collect her thoughts to answer her, as she asked something of Yuuki. "I was also curious about your abilities. Earth and Nature magic might be a good fit, having watched you, but that wasn't magic you used. Some sort of other Mystic Art? And you can transform your physical form. Is there any associated benefit with it?"
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