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  1. It had been two weeks since they returned from their fist mission, and Everyone was enjoying life at home, the calmness of normalcy. Each of them hadn't been called that entire time, so when they received a text from the Gamemaster, it was met with varying responses. "Come to the shop, we have a new Level open to us, one that I think is right up your alley. Also I have a new surprise." For Ryan's part, he closed the phone and sighed. He was at his old home, and quickly head out to the shop to await the others. He'd not really seen any of his fellow players since coming home, mostly he just spent his time catching up on the world's progress since he was last there. "I wonder what he's got in store for us this time." he spoke softly as he head for the shop.
  2. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "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?"
  3. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    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."
  4. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    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.
  5. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    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."
  6. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    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?"
  7. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    The Old Duke smiled, "I'd like that." The festivities carried on well into the night, and while Ryan took up a post as Theo's bodyguard, much to the annoyance of the Ducal guard, He quickly showed his own skill in a series of matches the next couple of days, enough that the resistance to his posting, as Theo's Champion dissipated. None could match his skill with a blade. It was the third day after Theo's ascension, and Siluca finally came to the Trio of Otherworldly women on one of the balconies of the Keep, overlooking the lands to the East. "I've made contact with my friend, and she's agreed to meet with you. It's several hour's ride from here, but I've arranged a carriage, if you want to come with me, we can go see her. I will be accompanying you today, as Ryan's staying with Lord Theo. He asked me to give you this." She produced a cellphone, and handed it to Yuuki. It wasn't one like the ones they had from the GameMaster, "He says it's got alot of books and trivia on it, it might be handy." She looked to them, and smiled. "Unless any of you don't wish to come along."
  8. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Ryan, who had come over by them from his position closer to Theo nodded. "It does seem so, That said, we're not bound by this world's rules. There's a better than even chance that if you learn the magic, then you'll still be capable of using it when we leave. I can still use some of the Sword and Martial Arts I learned in Azoth, so That's all i've got to go on." The Former Duke seemed quite intrigued. "Other worlds, are you each from a different one?" He smiled at Yuuki, "To answer you, It's the first time that it is recorded that Chaos was sealed, but no one is truly sure regarding Antiquity here on this world, there is evidence of a massive cataclysm, actually several, which destroyed any historical records from before the Sealing."
  9. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "They're divided, but they are bound by contract to serve the various lords. I imagine they'll have more to say should anyone actually get close to pulling it off, but thus far, No one is that close. The Ruling Families of the Empire and Kingdom have the best chance at it. Understand there were over a thousand Lines before, now there's just over a hundred. Most of the remainder were subjugated by those two Lines and their allies."
  10. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    The old Duke smiled. "There is no place for me, save the small home I prepared for this day. I won't be alive much longer, according to my doctors, so it is fortuitous that I could do this now, while I still had the strength to make it stick." He turned to Vesper. "I know you didn't mean to offend, you simply know nothing of our customs. I will explain. The Crests are part of Seal against the forces of Chaos, and Chaos itself. In this world the malevolence of the world , all the darkness, and the monsters spawned from it are a part of the Entity Chaos. Roughly five hundred years ago, Great Magic was used to create a Seal for this Chaos, The Grand Crest. With Chaos sealed, Magic itself was lost to the world, and the powers of the crest were wall.Soon though, the people felt this was too much power to rest with a single individual, and the Grand Crest was broken, breaking the seal, and slowly magic along with chaos seeped back into the world. The crest was broken again and again, smaller and smaller parts, as various people laid claim to its powers, until we arrive at to day. With nearly a hundred different Lords and their crest lines, They have gathered into grand nations, seeking to conquer the others, and gain their crests. Some precious few are not part of any Line, and are Natural crests, Like Theo's. This means he is not bound to the will of anyone. It is also something that may yet allow him to master all the crest Lines, and bring them together to restore the Grand Crest, and Seal Chaos once again."
  11. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Once everyone had gone inside, the door was closed. The food was good, and the wine flowed freely. Ryan ate, but drank only water, as his eyes and senses were all geared towards his surroundings, looking for anything amiss. There was nothing strange, just alot of lesser nobles who were enjoying themselves. After a couple hours, the old Duke tapped on his glass, letting out a crystal clear chiming, which brought all conversation to a close. Ryan was right there with Siluca and Theo. With all attention on the Duke, Ryan was the only one watching everything else, aside from the other Players. "My friends, my subjects, I am old. Tonight I announce my successor. Many of you will not understand, but I make this choice to repay a very old debt, and I assure each of you, that I make it in my sound mind. I name Theo Cornaro as my successor, and hereby relinquish my crest to him. We are bound by blood, his Mother was my youngest sister, born in my father's old age. Though young, he has gathered strong allies to him, and his cause and manner are just. I ask you to serve him as you have served me." He motioned for Theo to come forward, and he did. "Duke..Uncle.." "No, you are worthy Theo. I promised I would help you, to both your mother and your father. This is the fulfillment of that." He grasped Theo's hand, and their crests shone brightly for all to see. "I relinquish my crest to the new Duke." Theo's crest absorbed the Duke's crest, becoming even larger, and more intricate. The Duke moved aside, "Now take your seat and proclaim the start of your reign." Theo nodded once, and Stood before the high backed chair of the duke. "I am Duke Theo Cornaro, and I claim this dukedom. All who reside are subject to my rule. I will offer one week's grace, to any who feel they cannot serve, and so must leave the duchy, provided no one resorts to violence." It was enough to quell the rising murmur from the crowd. Some would certainly leave, but the mere fact he was allowing them to go peaceably made some hesitate. Few Lords offered such generosity. "Those who remain, I expect your pledge of Loyalty, and that you do your utmost to make the land prosperous for all who dwell here." It was a fair expectation, and was noted as such. The festivities resumed, abit more subdued now, and Ryan took his place near Theo, now acting as a sort of bodyguard, as Siluca stood beside him, her position as contracted mage obvious to all. The old Duke moved through the crowd, a nod a grin, a kind word. he made his way to the three female Players and smiled. "Well now, what are your thoughts on all of that, strangers from another world?"
  12. Dan Hawkins will likely be my PC for this. Born and raised Swamper, though I may look at having him work for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
  13. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    The minister was somewhat taken aback, They didn't honestly see it as pipeweed, since there was no pipe, thinking it was something else. The Duke sighed. "I see your companions are quite different, Theo, It's fine, this time. " Theo bowed, and even Ryan was glaring at Vesper. They were going to need to have a serious talk. Ryan's glare disappeared, and he bowed slightly, "My name is Ryan Church, these are my friends, Tori Canon, Yuuki Ryougi, and Vesper. We were sent from another world to help this one, and keep Chaos from being unleashed in full." There were several gasps from the audience, and the Duke stroked his beard. "I see. And you chose to ally yourself with young Theo?" "Yes, sir, we did. We have it on good authority that he will be a Key factor in saving the world, We have an oracle of sorts, and Lord Theo will be instrumental in stopping Chaos." "Very well, I will accept that, You all are of course my guests. Now, with that formality handled, I invite you all to the dining hall. I'd wanted a grand feast, but with so many, I thought perhaps a buffet best, so that you can serve yourselves and eat what you wish. Magic has been cast to assure that everything is safe, so have no fears of that." The Duke Rose from his Throne, and lead the procession of everyone to the Dining hall. Ryan stopped the other players, waiting for the others to leave. Once they were out of earshot, he turned to Vesper, snatched the cig so fast she couldn't see and put it out in his hand without batting an eye. "What the hell is with you? You just jeopardized the whole thing, for a goddamn smoke. back home you can be all the Bitch you want to be, but here in a Level, you can't. If the duke had made an issue of that we literally had nothing to offer to offset it. It could have damaged Theo's reputation, having such uncouth companions, before we even really get started. Think before you do something like that Vesper. I know it's other worlds, strange customs, but You ALWAYS ask before lighting up inside someone's home, that's true even on Earth. Hell that was even true in Azoth, the first level I was in. If you need it that bad, then excuse yourself and go outside." His inital rage vented, his eyes still had a hard edge, and he took a breath. "Now, let's try to go in there and not screw up anything. Whatever the Duke's going to announce, it definitely pertains to Theo, so let's not make him look bad. Be polite, be courteous, and We can keep going. Just everyone, be on guard. We've got to protect Theo now, and his reputation. We're accepted as his companions." He waited to see if anyone had anything further to add, otherwise he'd lead on into the dining hall.
  14. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Luckily The tutor I know lives within Duke Antero's domain, so we're headed to the right place. Once we arrive I will send her a message and arrange a meeting then." Siluca smiled. Theo spoke after that. "I look forward to our Training, Ryan." Ryan nodded. "It won't be anything like what you may have had, it won't be neat and clean Theo. I am going to teach you how to win, not some formal fighting style." With it settled, they continued the journey to Duke Antero's castle,which was large and a veritable fortress. The men at the gate lowered the drawbridge to allow them inside, and indeed the town that surrounded his castle was bustling. a great wall surrounded it, manned by soldiers. They were shown to a set of rooms for their quarters by the Duke's Minister, and allowed time to change and clean up should they wish. Siluca sent her message, and after an hour or so, they were called to come to the Dining Hall. The Duke was an older man, his beard and hair both long and Grey. "I see Young Theo has met some unusual companions. Still I welcome you to my lands, and keep. He will need you to see his goal through to the end. I am Duke Leon Antero, and tonight I will make good on a promise I made eighteen years ago, One which will finally allow me to rest, but first, I'd hear your tale, new friends."
  15. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Siluca nodded. "That may do it, knowledge from another world certainly would pique her interest." Ryan smiled "I've got a regular phone with a ton of trivia on it, if the books don't work. We can't give away our work phones." "Assuming she does agree, it largely will be determined by your Will. She could teach you in a day if you're strong enough for it, but I expect a week to a month for the basics." Ryan nodded. "That's pretty hardcore, I wish I could learn some new Martial Arts that fast. " When Vesper questioned why they had to Kill Vorn, Ryan sighed. "We have to kill him because it's a task we have to complete. And I really think you're mistaken. Theo isn't the one who has to get married. He's not part of the royal families at all, So unless we're talking straight full on coup de tat on the major powers, we just aren't gonna be able to do that. I think what it means is for us to find some way to make the wedding that was supposed to happen, happen. That means getting the Prince and Princess back together." Theo sighed. "I'll tell you about Lord Vorn. His family has controled my home for the last two generations. His grandfather was benevolent, and our land prospered. His Father wasn't, he was corrupt, and began overtaxing the people to keep his pet military provisioned. This continued under the Current Lord, the people are incentivized to turn in anyone suspected of betraying the Lord, There is no safety, no surety for anyone. His paranoia calls all into question. He even had one of his sons slain because of 'Evidence" he was shown that his son was becoming subversive. he's killed women, children, and oppresses the people. At best they can hope to serve in the military to get food to live on, but all that's done is put a heavier burden on those who cannot do so." "Sounds like a total Bastard." Ryan growled out. "I'll take his head." "You can't Ryan." Theo answered. "I have to be the one to beat him, to take his life, and his crest. Only then can I rule the land and undo the damage his family's rule has wrought."
  16. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Arranging a marriage wouldn't do any good She'd not have me, and if I heard correctly it's only between the prince and princess of the Kingdom and Empire, of which I am neither." Theo answered. "Getting rid of Lord Vorn won't be easy, he's got ten thousand men under arms easily, as well as several mages, and it's rumored he even has several magic beasts at his beck and call. I would need my own army to fight someone like him." Ryan just chuckled. "You've got one buddy, We may not have numbers, but I bet we could handle it, Short of a half dozen dragons or something outright insane." Siluca watched as Tori went off over the time, and then fumed after Yuuki took over. "The easiest answer is Lord Theo defeating Lord Vorn in combat, either army to army, or in a duel. While he is quite skilled, I don't imagine he'd quite be able to take Lord Vorn just yet. Though having witnessed your man's fighting skills he could probably handle him." Ryan laughed at that, but said nothing more. He was the one driving the carriage after all. "So by hook or by crook he mused after a few moments. Well, that's good to know. At least that option is open." Siluca continued. "If your time is limited, I do know of someone who might be able to accelerate your learning, but it will be quite intensive, and we don't exactly have any favors we can call on to get them to help. I don't suppose any of you have a vast repository of knowledge with you? The more rare, the better. That is a sure fire way to get her to help."
  17. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Inside the Carriage, Siluca's eyes narrowed. "Protecting Lord Theo makes sense, as he's outside the heirarchy, he probably has a better chance to act to end Chaos than anyone else. As for Lord Vorn, that's the Lord who rules over Lord Theo's homeland, so him being removed certainly is in line with our goals. I have no idea how you're going to arrange the marriage you are tasked with. The two of them were to be married before but someone summoned Chaos to the ceremony and it took the sacrifice of both the Emperor and the King to force it back. The wedding was called off, and Lady Lyssos returned to her Domain. Consequently, they declared war on any who wouldn't submit to their authority. Lord Vorn is one of her subordinates." She frowned abit more. "For a new emperor to be crowned, the crests must be unified, Which is also essential for truly defeating Chaos once and for all. As for learning magic, I can teach you what I know, but the Academy is certainly the best place to learn. At any rate, you're looking towards at least six months to a year to learn the basics. To answer how it works, We have crystals in our wands that allow us to draw mana to form out spells. It is very much an effort of will to cast spells here, so only the strong willed can become magicians." Outside Theo shrugged. "I am no magician, that would best be asked of her, Miss Vesper. If she cannot teach you I'm sure she can refer you to someone who can. It will be time consuming. I'm told it's six to twelve months just for the basics." It was Ryan who answered that. "We don't really have that kind of time. We'll have to cram on the go, because We've got to accomplish our mission In at most a year." he wasn't that thrilled about it taking that long, but there didn't sound like too many options. Theo looked at him. "Why such a time limit?" "We get Recalled, and it counts as a failure Theo, which isn't good for anyone, especially the people of this world." "Then I will do all I can to help you." It seemed odd to Ryan, hearing that the young Lord was offering to help him. Still they would be helping each other. "We'll all just have to work that much harder, together."
  18. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Once everyone was situated, they set out with Theo keeping pace alongside the Carriage. "So, you're all from another world? That sounds so fantastical as to be nonsense, but Everything i've seen of you, well it'd be even more nonsensical to think people like you were here in our world all this time." Ryan nodded. "We've gotten that reaction before. It's okay man, really. We're like any other people, wants, needs, hopes, dreams, and fears, even if some choose to not admit them." He didn't look at Vesper, and shrugged. "So, Tell us what's going on right now, Theo, help us to understand the world." It was a longer than normal, and The young lord revealed that he was a Lord without a kingdom to rule. Lords could inherit crests which granted power from their families, or be given one from a Lord of higher standing, making them their subordinate. The third type was What Theo was, a spontaneously generated crest. They were rare in the extreme, so much so that the common man had no idea of their existence. They started far weaker than others, but were outside the heirarchy, and thus able to gain power much faster. Theo had been formally recognized, which explained Siluca's presence. Each lord upon being recognized would have a Magician assigned as their advisor, and Siluca, while young, was among the most gifted Magicians to graduate in recent memory. At the top of the pile so to speak were the Royal families of the the Great nations, The Albrecht, for the Kingdom of Andvise, and the Lyssos, who ruled over the Roselim Empire. There were other nations that had their own alliances, but those two controlled two thirds of the world, all told, between them. ------- In the Carriage, Siluca looked to the two women there, and noted they couldn't be more different. "So you're form another world and have come to help. So what's in it for you?" She didn't talk around the point, but got straight to the point. She was aware of what Theo had, and didn't, and No one worked for free, especially when they were putting their lives on the line. "Allow me to rephrase, as I know that came out more rudely than I meant. I can surmise you came here with a certain goal in mind, and while we're happy you were there to intervene in that battle, Trust is somewhat harder to come by here. Still, Lord Theo is an honest man, and He trusts you, believing that your power can help make things better. It is my job to be suspicious, and sometimes quite blunt. I will answer any questions you have that I am able to."
  19. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    It wasn't Theo who'd been about to respond to Vesper, but Siluca, and it wasn't going to be that polite. With Yuuki's quick reply that was headed off. Theo instead replied. "Chaos cores are cores of Chaos energy, the manifestation of dark deeds, emotions and energy to bring the world closer to oblivion. All things possess this energy, but only creatures of Darkness manifest it as a core, to my knowledge. If a core isn't purified, they seep back into the environment and increase the chances of further chaos being created. The crests that Lords bear allow them to purify the chaos and gain power. This power can have many effects, often increasing base abilities of the Lord possessing the Crest, and can be used to inspire the soldiers they lead in battle." He sighed. "I am a natural Lord, my crest is my own, not gifted by anyone else. I left my homeland as a child, and it has suffered greatly under those who were allowed to govern it. I have to grow stronger to free my people. That's why I've been defeating the Chaos beasts where I find them, but most were lesser beasts, which while needing to be destroyed, they really didn't increase my power much." Siluca answered for him in regards to the latter "Of course we'll accept your aid, and help you how we can in turn." this surprised everyone, but Ryan nodded. "Right then. So what do we do now?" Siluca looked to the Carriage. "Well the driver was killed, and Theo has his own horse.." Ryan smiled. "Sure, I'll drive, it's something I did before." he went to inspect the Horses, as Theo retrieved his. Siluca gestured to the three women there, and nodded "it may be a little cramped, but we can all ride together in the carriage. We're headed to Duke Antero's castle. I was supposed to Contract with Theo there, but he happened upon us as bandits attacked, and fought them and the chaos beasts off. Chaos beasts can feed on magic, so I was unable to help him with the fight."
  20. Justin OOC

    Star Trek

    I prefern TNG, but liked alot of DS9 too..
  21. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Theo looked at Tori for a moment, not getting the joke, but thankful for the woman's help in battle. He didn't seem to take issue with her tone at all, after all he was used to that sort of tone. "I am Theo Cornaro, of the Island kingdom of Sigurd. I came to the mainland to gain battle experience before I return home to bring peace to my homeland from the Tyrannical Lords ruling it." He spoke calmly with a certainty and passion in his tone. It was the woman who answered Vesper. "Lord Theo used the powers of his Crest to absorb and purify the Chaos cores of those monsters. In doing so, he was able to grow stronger, enough now that he can actually award Subordinate crests, making him a true Lord now, a Vicount, by my guess." She smiled "I am Siluca Arte, I am a Royal Academy Mage. Recently I was dispatched to Locate Lord Theo to ascertain his suitability to being a Lord."
  22. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    The Flares lit the entire battlefield and that certainly did some damage to the monsters, With yuuki's own attacks They bound the minotaur and began to strangle it. The Wolves weakened by the flares halted where they were, and Ryan moved fast, slashing twice to take down the first wolf. Theo meanwhile was completely surrounded by the Bamboo shields and safe, though he could no longer act. It was then that the woman spoke. "You must let him fight, or he cannot claim the cores." Hearing that Ryan frowned, but then slashed at the shield, Cutting the new erected one down, and he leaped out, Slashing just over Ryan's head, cutting down the remaining wolf. "Thanks." Theo nodded. "Let's finish this." With Yuuki binding the remaining monster, Ryan made a couple strikes to weaken it, and then Theo took its head. From the three monsters rose three cores of swirling chaos, Which after sheathing his sword, Theo put his right hand into and seemingly absorbed them. After that he nodded, and lead them back to the carriage. "Thank you for saving me. To whom do I have the honor of speaking?"
  23. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "With nothing else to be said he continued his run back at full speed, catching up to the others. Everyone got there at nearly the same moment, to behold a Young man with Dark green hair, wielding a shield gauntlet and sword, fighting off against two Wolf like creatures, and a third that was more akin to a minotaur. What made the creatures stand out was that they looked almost like congealed shadows, solid black with only glowing red eyes for a color, Even the wolves' fangs were black, and it was as if the darkness drew in light, and everything else. A short distance away were two horses hitched to an almost royal looking carriage, and another dead horse. half a dozen corpses were scattered around, from their attire, to Ryan it was clear they were bandits. They'd likely tried to ambush a noble, and then got attacked by the creatures. Standing by the Carriage was a young blonde woman, bearing no weapons, but she did look to not be all that concerned. There's a small wand with a crystal bulb in her right hand, but she doesn't seem to be actively supporting the young man fighting the monsters, and they are certainly leaving her be. His right arm glows with a blue light, enveloping his sword as well as he guards against the creatures of shadow. Then Yuuki's Rampart shield springs up between them, blocking their view from each other and he turns to look at the trio of people with utter confusion. Fear passes through his eyes as he sees the flying metal warrior that is the Banshee, and Ryan doesn't even stop, running to him, then leaping over the shield and then diving down at the wolves. "Don't hesitate, Fight Dammit!" it was unclear who he was yelling at, but the Young lord quickly regained his composure. Unlike Ryan though he'd have to go around the massive shield. Using Laevatein, Ryan slashed at one wolf and frowned as the wolf jumped over his swing, and at him. Deftly he ducked under the wolf and moved to bring his guard up. These things were abit nastier than he thought. "If you have light magic use it, these things look to be pure shadow."
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