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Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: Cost of Rage


After a while, Mhera muttered, "I knew it," before standing up and going to the door, "I'll be back in a while. I need to talk to Topaz."

"Hmm?" Izzy looked up to see Mhera leaving. "What did she know do you wonder?"

Maki looked up, "What now?" She asked, before glancing out the window, "Ah. Well, if you wanted proof that Mhera wasn't just giving you an empty acorn, look out there."

The black shape that was moving with the train was now outpacing it, moving faster than before, with a small but visible afterimage from its red eyes. Izzy could also probably feel the train beginning to slow down.

Izzy watched the way the raging nargacuga moved. She was leaping from tree too tree, using her arm wings to glide at high speeds over the ground, followed by twin trails of red light seeming to trail after her eyes like the tail on a comet. Kara eventually moved ahead out of sight as the train slowed down and she outpaced the locomotive with her overexertion.

Izzy easily met and exceeded the few expectations placed on her as a child, even if her grades suffered whenever she lost interest in the subject. She couldn't imagine what drove Kara to push herself so hard.

After a moment the train caught up with the eldest Nargacuga, who had finally come to a stop.

After a while, both Kara and the train stopped. In the train's case it was a gradual stop as no brakes were applied. Mhera could be seen dashing out and picking Kara up, before returning to the train, and it began moving again. After another moment, Mhera returned to the compartment.

Izzy wanted to ask where Kara was, but she was probably resting, or maybe physically restrained, in another part of the train.

"Topaz says that we should reach Haven in just a couple of hours now," Mhera reported, sitting back down where she was before.

"A few more hours? It's going to be past dark by then. You mean that crazy girl was going to keep up running for the entire day?"

Mhera nodded, before chuckling, "And the thing is, it wouldn't be the first time. If she were in peak condition, she could do it," Mhera smiled a moment before it faltered and she reconsidered, "Although, it'd wear her out for the good part of the next day."

Maki added, "Also probably if she weren't trying to keep pace with the train."

Mhera nodded, "That too."

Izzy rubbed her head with one hand. "I don't think I would last very long in your world. The things you people do without using aetheric assistance just boggles the mind."

For a moment Izzy shared in the girls' exasperation with their older sister/companion. "I thought she was supposed to be recalled for a special mission tomorrow. She'd better rest up proper and not be relying on Energy Drinks to keep her going. She knows what that stuff will do to you if you have too much."

Maki grins and pokes Izzy in the side, "Don't say that! Lynians aren't nearly as sturdy or powerful as the others, but just because we can't match the physical might of other races doesn't mean we don't have our own niches. Science and technology are our friends."

Mhera chuckled, "It's true. That's why even the smallest teams have an even count of Lynians to others."

"All right! Science and technology are my friends, too!" Izzy threw her hand up to the small cat-creature to receive a high-five.

Posted on 2016-05-20 at 02:21:31.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: Introducing Izzy to the World


For her part, Maki was a fair teacher, but with her knowledge being primarily in gathering and compounding, she wasn't able to supply too much beyond what her books provided in other areas. One of the books that she had was the one that she pulled out earlier, being a brief, illustrated overview of the various races.

"There are more, which is to say the ones we call Elders, but they generally keep to themselves, and actually have two forms: one that looks closer to you or me, and one that is much larger and more wild. They're more like embodiments of natural forces than people," Maki explained.

"The races have their own traits, but there are a few mostly-shared things among them," Mhera interjected suddenly, "There's the rage aspect, which I'm sure you've already seen. It's fairly obvious for Nargacuga, with the glowing red eyes.”

"Wait, red glowing eyes? You're kidding me, right? No teasing the new girl now, I think I'd have noticed if Kara's eyes were glowing."

Mhera blinked, "You're joking. She was in battle and didn't-?" She looked a bit troubled, tapping a claw tip idly on the table, "I've never known her not to rely on her rage in battle," Mhera shook her head, "That aside, rage, as the name implies, is very emotional. The emotion is channeled with the stress that the body is under in order to amplify one's strength, speed, and endurance for a time," She explained.

"It that bad or is that good that she didn't do it? I mean, she might have. I was surrounded by the little guys at the time so I might have missed it," Izzy asked.

Mhera shrugged, "I'm not sure. If I had to guess, maybe it was because when she lets go, she can be very dangerous, and she was concerned about you. She can be more beast than not sometimes, especially in the midst of combat."

Mhera trailed off a moment, before nodding, "To return to what I was saying though, another aspect shared by many of the races has to do with size. Generally speaking, the larger an individual member is relative to the average, the more powerful they are."

"With Kara, well... that's why it's surprising to hear her not use her rage," Mhera finished, leaning back to look out the window at the black shape bounding along not too far from the train tracks, "She measures herself against what she feels she should be able to do, and uses her rage to close that gap."

Izzy followed Mhera's gaze, falling silent in thought.

"...No wonder she's so neurotic."

"That is what happens being the eldest of a litter, but also the smallest," Mhera murmured.

Izzy threw her hands up. "Err, no offense, of course."

Maki put the book on the table away, "I still think you should join the Chroniclers. You have a very curious mind," She said, reaching to poke Izzy in the forehead, "But that's up to you. Were there any notes you wanted? I should be able to copy some pages for you before we get to Haven if you wanted."

"Hopefully I'm not going to be here long enough to need permanent employment, but I'll take it under consideration. If it's not too much trouble, though, I'd like your field notes for identifying common flora and fauna, including note of their useful properties for combining."

Izzy scratched her chin for a moment. "...and if you have time, maybe your notes on nargacuga physiology."

"Nyao problem~" Maki replied, pulling out an empty book and starting to copy notes, while also leaving the book of species out left on the pages for Nargacuga for Izzy to peruse more thoroughly while Maki copied the other notes first.

Posted on 2016-05-20 at 00:56:26.
Edited on 2016-05-20 at 00:56:44 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: Izzy gets to find out just how far away from home she is


Maki sat next to Izzy on the train, with Mhera sitting opposite them, true to her word and watching out the window.

"All right, kit-kat, first question," Izzy said, taking a seat across from Maki. "Do you have any maps of this region on you and where can I get one for myself?"

"Just ask for one from the Chronicler's in Haven. We always supply spares in case any are lost. In the meantime though, you can look at mine," Maki replied, drawing a scroll from her bag and unfolding it on the table.

The continent itself looked roughly diamond shaped, though there were actual written question marks on the western side where the Everwood sprawled outward. Also a few notes about an Insect Kingdom and the Nargacuga Hidden Village with question marks in the Everwood. Moving away from the Everwood, the map looked much clearer, moving from woods to plateaus and plains up to the mountain range that nearly split the continent in half, and Haven clearly marked near the center of the continent. To the north was an expansive tundra, and to the south sand dunes and jungle. To the east was another forest, this one opening to a lagoon, with the harbour city clearly marked, and writing of 'Abyssal Kingdom' in the ocean by it.

With the map on the table, Maki withdrew her sketchbook, “I don't have a question for you yet, just don't move too fast so I can draw you.”

Izzy peered over the map on the table, being mindful not to fidget too much while subconsciously trying to strike a noble or thoughtful pose for the sketch artist.

"I've never even seen a continent like this one before. I suppose that makes sense, though, if anyone back home knew about this place, geography class might not be so boring."

Izzy pointed at the edge of the map labeled N by the compass. "This way is north, right? Marked 'Tundra'? Weird. You guys must be so far north here that it gets cold again."

Izzy shifted in her seat, eliciting a quiet noise from Maki. "Do your records have anything about what lies beyond this island?"

Maki rubbed a paw at her chin, "The Chroniclers of the Abyssal domain do talk about some of the other lands around. The ocean paths are well known to the Lagiacrus, after all. For example, one island must've been created by a massive volcano, because it's always on fire. I think they called that one Ingle Isle. Many smaller islands don't appear to be inhabited by much. As for other continents, well, there's of course rumours that the Black Brigade came from a different continent, but that's absurd."

Maki thought a moment before she nodded, "A lot of evidence points to this continent being the largest landmass on the planet, though not the only inhabited one of course. The ring of crystal islands seem to be home to a strange set of beings."

"The largest landmass? Are you sure? How have our people not run into each other before now if we each live in such large parts of the world, unless..."

Izzy trailed off, staring into space. Her eyes flickered with recognition as the pieces fell into face. "Oh," she said.

"Oh damn." Izzy sank back into her seat suddenly, holding her head with one hand, oblivious to Maki's protest.

The human girl stared hard into the trains floorboards. "I must have gone farther than I thought..." she muttered to herself.

"...it explains so many things..."

Maki stopped sketching, putting the pad to the side, before ducking underneath the table to look up at Izzy, "Uhm, human girl? Are you okay?"

"Oh, nothing, I just realized I may have slipped through the cracks of reality and fallen into another. Or maybe I found a passage to a distant, inhabited planet and you're all aliens." Izzy looked around the train in a daze.

"Maybe I've hit my head and this is all just a product of my own feverish imagination come to haunt me." She waved a hand in front of Mhera's face. "Somebody pinch me, maybe I'll wake up."

Mhera turned from the window to look at Izzy, before gently taking the outstretched hand, "If you fall out of your nest, what do you do?" She asks, "You still have what you bring with you, and your strength," She noted, poking Izzy's fingertip with the tip of one of her claws.

Yipe!" Izzy squeaked, snapping to and drawing her hand back before the sharp claw could penetrate her skin.

"Well, I'm not dreaming at least." She looked out the window at the passing scenery, pensive for a moment, "Man... I bet there is a ton of aetheric wildlife out there that's never been discovered by anyone. Present company excluded, of course."

A well of newfound energy suddenly sprung up from within Izzy's being. She stood up suddenly, going to the window.

"Hah! A-hahaha!" The human girl made an impressive amount of sound for her stature. She turned on Maki with a look in her eye and a striking pose that the small felyne was not soon to forget. "And you're going to get me started. Tell. Me. Everything."

Posted on 2016-05-20 at 00:48:53.
Edited on 2016-05-20 at 00:50:34 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: Family


As they made their way back to the outpost, a plume of white smoke was visible, also moving to the outpost. The steam locomotive arrived before Kara and Izzy, and once again, there was someone waiting there for their arrival. This time however, the figure was familiar, considering that Izzy was travelling with one already. Kara stared at the other Nargacuga that was waiting for them.

"Holy crap, Kara, I shouldn't talk, but you look tiny compared to her!" Izzy murmured to the nargacuga as they approached the outpost.

"Yes... I mentioned that I'm not that tall." Kara murmured in reply to Izzy.

"Mhera? Is that you?" Kara asked.

"Hey sis!" Mhera replied with a wave, looking up from one of the books that the Melynx beside her had open.

"What are you doing here?" Kara asked, looking suspiciously at her sister.

"I'm-" Mhera's beak crinkled, and she tilted her head, more or less crossing her arms before she said, "Sis, I smell blood. That had better not be yours."

"See! I told you! Now you're going to get an infection!" She scolded in a raised whisper. Without pausing she turned to the larger nargacuga. "You should see the other guys. Now those guys were bleeders."

Now closer, it was easy to see that Mhera looked about a foot and a half taller than Kara. Stronger looking as well. However, unlike Kara, Mhera did not have anything on her forehead.

"I decapitated a Velocidrome. It was a Black Brigade raid. Most of the blood is his." Kara replied with a shrug, "It scratched me before it died. I'll look after it. Xiao has my things." she offered by way of explanation, before going inside the inn-looking building.

Mhera sighed and shook her head as the door closed behind Kara, "Hasn't changed a bit; still as stubborn as ever," She turned to Izzy, "And she didn't introduce you either... well, I am Mhera, Kara's younger sister, and this is Maki, my Lynian companion." Mhera had pronounced Kara as 'care-ah'.

The Melynx looked up from the tome she had on her lap, waving a paw, "Nyaice to meet you."

Izzy's hand went reflexively to her pack on seeing the lynian. It would probably be rude to tell her not to touch her stuff, she realized. Rude and speciesist.

"Nice to meet both of you, too. Err... is she always this intense?"

Mhera nodded, "She is when she knows other people are watching her. When I saw you, I had hoped that she had at least finally picked up a Lynian companion, but it doesn't sound like it."

Maki's paw stopped as she looked more closely at Izzy, "Wait a minute! She is not a Lynian! She is-" Maki nearly threw the tome she was reading aside as she reached into her bag and pulled out another tome, flipping through it's pages.

"She is what?" Mhera asked, looking down at Maki.

Maki kept flipping, until finally saying, "She is not in my book!"

Izzy chuckled at the cat's antics. "To be fair, nobody I've met yet here was in any of my books either. I gathered from Kara that you guys don't see many humans around here."

Maki stood up and walked closer to Izzy, the Melynx's sharp eyes looking her over, "Stance... Lynian like, but no visible fur, no claws, pretty fangs, a mane..." Maki quickly pulled out a sketch pad and began making rough sketches of Izzy.

Mhera in the meantime looked down at the book Maki was going through, shaking her head, "No... Maki is a member of the Chroniclers. They record everything we've seen and know about, or hear about from the Chroniclers of other domains. If your kind are not in her book... well, it's very bewildering."

"It's exciting!" Maki added, "I'll get to make a completely new addition to the archive of known species!"

"Although, it'll have to be peer reviewed at least twenty times by members of the chronicler council, and at least verified by some other domains..." Maki's ears drooped slightly, "But still! Exciting!"

"Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold up there, girlfriend." Izzy took advantage of the fact that she was still wearing a pair of very thick leather gloves to grab the lynian by the scruff of her neck like a regular cat, interrupting any further intrusive inspections.

"I got questions, too, so how about we propose a trade of information? You look like you know a thing or two about the world, and you probably won't ignore my questions with cryptic, meaningless answers like Kara. What do you say?"

Maki nodded vigorously, "That's what I'm here for! To gather and share knowledge."

Mhera nodded as well, "Which is why I'm to take over for big sis. Maki and I can take over scouting the Everwood, and if we figure out any other things special about it besides its chaotic nature and unable-to-be-mapped-ness, Maki can record it."

"So I'm recalled then?" Kara asked from the doorway. Her sides looked like they were bandaged properly now.

"Yep. They want you to report on both your recent scouting and the raid, and with you at Haven, it'll be faster for you to get to wherever you end up being sent to next. Her Golden Majesty said that specifically for all Nargacuga assassin graduates," Mhera confirmed.

Maki smiled, "Don't worry, we can still talk on the train."

The way the natives talked about it, Izzy was getting the sense that the forest was alive. That was a... moderately disturbing thought. An active genius loci with seemingly inscrutable whims and apparently a vast reach. Izzy cast a glance over her shoulder and shuddered, realizing for the first time that it wasn't the inhabitants that made it dangerous. Or well, it wasn't only the inhabitants.

"We're going into town, are we?" Izzy asked. She took her pack off and stashed her sword back inside. There probably wouldn't be much need for it in a civilized setting, and she bet was already going to be fielding enough questions without swinging around an oversized ancient sword. She left her armour on, though. It made her feel just slightly safer considering she was about to be entering into a world where a visible lack of pointed teeth and claws marked one as an easy target.

"Not just a town. Haven is the capital of this country. A fairly large city." Maki replied.

"I'll take my regular way back," Kara said, stretching her legs before securing her double-acorn pack's belt around her waist.

"Yeah, I guessed. Just don't wear yourself out, or I'm going to have Topaz stop the train and I'll carry you back to it. I'll be watching sis," Mhera told Kara.

"Yeah, yeah. Hasn't happened yet." Kara replied with a huff.

Posted on 2016-05-20 at 00:40:32.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: First Victory


The girl looked about for a way out of this mess. Kara seemed perfectly busy taking care of their leader. She turned to the pair sneaking around behind her. Izzy gave a valiant warcry and charged the two, blade upraised.

The three behind her saw their opening and moved in from behind while the two in front dodged to either side easily, doing exactly as Izzy had expected of them. Instead of wasting time trying to pin one of them down to strike while the others attacked from behind, she charged straight between them and out of the forming circle.

The three pursued her, closing in on her with their superior speed very quickly. Izzy knew that running from wolves only put you at their mercy, so she didn't entertain the tactic for long. She whipped around as soon as she heard their clawed footsteps behind her.

Her guess was right--all three of the 'prey were in the air, mere moments from landing on her. Following through on her spin she hefted the sword with all the force she could bring to bear. Though the momentum of three 'prey in mid-flight was nothing to shrug at, the force of the swing checked all three of them, though Izzy stumbled back to keep her balance.

The rest of the circle were following a little further behind, watching their eager brothers and sisters take the fall so they could study their enemy just as a few of them had taken the fall earlier.

The Velocidrome charged forward again, and Kara stood up on her hind legs, her tail swishing from one claw to the other. In an instant, the Velocidrome's claws were around the small Nargacuga's waist, and lifting her up. The Velocidrome's mouth opened.

That is when Kara struck, taking the spikes she plucked from her tail and stabbing them into both sides of the Velocidrome's neck. The drome recoiled and screeched, letting go of Kara, its claws dripping blood from where it had grabbed her. Kara dropped to one knee, before leaping up into a spin, catching the weakened area with a wing's bladed edge and decapitating the Velocidrome.

Her breathing quick, Kara leapt into the air, landing just behind Izzy. "Drop to the ground!" She called.

Izzy hit the deck.

Kara twirled, this time with her tail extended, spikes unsheathed and ready. After three volleys, the sound of flying blades stopped, and Kara dropped to one knee to steady herself, "Three. Damn. I should be able to do more than that." She winced, feeling the wounds in her sides and growling.

The gang of velociprey were mowed down by the nargacuga's spikes, each gijinka taking at least two or three solid shots. When Kara came to a stop, those well enough to move--only about two or three, not counting two more who had been waiting in the wings (total number now nine)--turned tail and left as fast as their legs would carry them, which for one was barely above a feeble limp. The remainder did not get up, though a few were still breathing.

Izzy sat up, surveying the wreckage that followed Kara. "Cool... I mean no, not cool! I had them on the ropes, girl, I coulda taken them!"

Izzy turned to Kara. The bravado fell from her face immediately. "Oh my, you're bleeding!"

Kara took a few deep breaths to calm the adrenaline in her system. She did not want to scare Izzy off, as much as her instincts wanted to trigger her own rage from both blood loss and blood lust. "I'll be fine." She finally replied, standing up properly.

"My pink ass you'll be fine, here, at least let's do something to stop the bleeding."

Kara side stepped back, evading Izzy's initial reaching for her, "If I'm still bleeding when we get back to the outpost, my pack is there. I'm not without medicine, if I need it." She replied.

"But what if you bleed out and die before then and I'm left out here all alone in this weird forest and--" Izzy bit off her rant at a sharp look from Kara. "Okay, fine, you're probably not going to die. Let's just get back to camp quickly before those goons come back with more."

One of the dying velociprey near Izzy let out a rattling breath. "Ewww..." She wiped her sword clean of velociprey blood and stowed it-- but not in the pack.

Kara chuckled, but winced at the motion, "Nargacuga don't die that easily. If I was brought low, you'd hear it." She added as they started making their way back to the outpost.

Posted on 2016-05-20 at 00:33:00.
Edited on 2016-05-20 at 00:34:55 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: First Battle


"Are they food?" One of the smaller ones asked.

"All enemies are food." The larger one grinned, making a display of its fangs, before leaping into the air. Kara leapt forward, avoiding the impact as the Velocidrome stomped down hard where she was standing, "That one moves strange." It noted, straightening up, easily taller than Izzy, but not by much. "Is fast."

Food?

Izzy looked up at the blue scaled humanoid and his yellow beak lined with sharp, pointed teeth. All sense of form and discipline were forgotten in the face of the monster before her. At the least her body adopted a fighting stance, product of one hapless instructor's frustration, as she slashed wildly at the drome with her sword. Despite the size and probable weight of the device, and the feebleness of the arms that wielded it, Izzy didn't seem to have much trouble hefting the blade.

"Get he-eh?" With the Velocidrome so focused on Kara, it was hit soundly in the shoulder. While the path of the blade was dulled by the firm scales of the grown drome, it still drew blood and caused the Velocidrome to recoil. It turned its head, "Felyne fighter?"

"I call dibs!" A bunch of the smaller ones called out, bounding forward and looking at Izzy intently.

"No, silly, focus on the black- Where'd she go?" The Velocidrome called the entourage to order, but Kara had already moved. In a direct mirror of the Velocidrome's attack, she was in mid air, but twirled around, making sure to land tail first.

The Velocidrome was launched into the air by the impact, landing a few good feet back away from both Kara and Izzy. A low growl escaped Kara's throat as her eyes darted around, eyeing the several Velociprey momentarily, before looking at the drome staggering back to its feet.

Izzy turned to the three velociprey closest to her. They were just a bit smaller and lacked the bright red crest their leader was sporting.

"Yeah, well I call dibs on YOUR FACE!"

Izzy's stance was a bit more controlled this time as she swung the heavy blade horizontally across the three of them. The first two were flung back by her attack, but the third hopped back just in time to avoid serious harm. Behind him another two stalked forward, eager to have their chance at the oversized felyne.

"Keh, keh," the velociprey chuckled as his companions flailed on the ground.

"You think you're so funny? Eat this!" Izzy let go of her sword with one hand and thrust it toward the third 'prey. A tiny meteor of white light shot out of her hand, striking the velociprey with enough force and surprise to throw him off his feet.

The Velocidrome stood back up, huffing as it clawed the ground with its feet, giving a short, bark-like roar. Kara's eyes narrowed as she shifted her stance. In a burst of speed, the Velocidrome was at Kara, clawing down and trying to bite, but Kara had already leapt back. Jumping forward, she spun around with her tail.

CRACK

The Velocidrome reared back as the red crest broke off its head, "You'll pay for that!" It roared.

Kara remained silent, except for that fierce, low growl she made in response.

"Up you get!" A few of the Velociprey were helping their companions up, but now they were more wary about Izzy's range with that sword, trying to circle around her. If anything, they seemed more enthusiastic with the drome's rage. None were very keen to try helping against Kara though, and it seemed as though this larger Felyne was actually a decent threat to keep distracted.

Izzy realized that her actions had only attracted more attention. With the stricken ones back up and an additional two come to join (hitting seven right now), she was soon to be surrounded. What was it Kara had said about these guys? Not to do exactly that? Crap.

Posted on 2016-05-20 at 00:30:17.
Edited on 2016-05-20 at 00:33:09 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: First Preparations


Izzy's softened her stance. "Got it." She raced to catch up to the nargacuga girl. "Any, er, notable weaknesses these guys have? What do they look like?"

"Blue, with red highlights on their skin. They're not very strong, all things considered, but very flighty. No I mean it, they like to hop around. Also they don't like the cold very much, not that that will help us here. The tundra is a fair way away to the north." Kara replied, chuckling as they walked along the plains.

Eventually, Kara stopped, her eyes narrowing. "Blue shapes. That's them." She immediately lowered her center of gravity, taking a more quadrupedal stance and eyeing their approach. Stealth was not an option at this point.

"That's them, already? Gah, when I said give me a signal I didn't mean thirty seconds before we actually run into them. No matter!"

Izzy stripped off her backpack, vanishing behind a tree.

A moment and several grunts later the strange girl emerged. She had replaced her brown jacket with some kind of padded chest armour, and added a leather armoured skirt over top her cloth. On her hands she wore large, thick leather gloves and her shoulders were topped with pads.

Despite all this extra padding, Kara noted that Izzy's felyne-like armour padding was missing in some vital components--she had nothing but her shirt to protect her soft belly, and her arms, legs, and head were left bare save for the goggles that sat on top of her head.

"Ta-da! So what do you think? Pretty neat, huh?"

"Closer to two minutes, a bit less. They run fast." Kara replied, before looking over and tilting her head, "Much better, but are you sure it's sturdy enough? You've been saying you're not a Lynian so I don't know how sturdy you actually are." Kara noted, before looking back ahead at the approaching shapes, "Looks like one drone, with a pack of prey. Definitely a raiding party."

"No, seriously, punch me. Give it a try." Izzy's eyes lit up with excitement. She couldn't help but get excited. She didn't register 'danger' very well.

"Punch?" Kara tilted her head the other way, "You're thirsty? Or you mean hit? If you mean the latter, well... if you insist." She straightened up, before twirling around, not as fast as she would normally, but still throwing a decent amount of momentum into her tail swing.

Izzy was caught off guard by the unconventional attack. Usually she had to convince people two or three more times before they'd actually hit her. Nevertheless, the armour did its job. Rather than contact directly with Izzy's soft, unprotected stomach, some kind of solid force blocked her attack.

Izzy fell over backwards from the force of the nargacuga's tail. Despite her insistence, her stance had been completely unprepared to receive the blow. "Oof. Nice shot," she remarked.

She wasn't down for long, in a moment she hopped back to her feet. "But see? Perfectly fine. Not even a scratch. Pretty cool, huh? I made it. It works off the same basic principles of a shielding spell, but instead it feeds back directly into my aura."

"Spell? Aura?" Kara looked a bit bewildered as she kept pace with Izzy's explanation, "I'm not following... but as long as it protects you, that is what is important."

"Oh, right!" Izzy picked up her backpack and thrust her arm into it, drawing out a foot of handle and some three or two feet of rectangular blade. The edges of the weapon seemed to be made of a grey metal like steel or iron, around a rectangular darker centre. At the 'tip' the blade flared out slightly, and had a rounded leading edge, more like an axe than a lynian's sword point. The blade seemed chipped or dented in a few places, but otherwise well-maintained.

Izzy planted the tip of the sword in the ground next to her. With the two-hand length grip, her hand resting on the pommel was almost level with her shoulder. "This I found."

There was no way that sword was in that bag just a second ago.

Kara just stared incredulously at the bag as Izzy pulled the blade out, "Okay, that, does not fit in that. Even Felyne Acorns have their limits, as much as they would love to advertise otherwise." Her ears flicked, "Talk later!" She lowered herself onto all fours again, leaping to the side and turning to face the approaching Velocidrome and its entourage.

Posted on 2016-05-20 at 00:25:57.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: First Mission


The pace that Kara set as they walked back (or was it forwards? Direction seemed to be easy to get mixed up in the forest) was not that fast, as Kara was still on alert. One thing had changed in an area that she had been in, so she was not certain about the other areas.

She pointed out Bnahabra to Izzy as they made their way back, "See them? They generally keep to themselves and won't bother others unless they're too close."

Izzy's timidity faded quickly. With Kara as a guardian, she turned to staring with wonder at the strange flora and fauna in this part of the world. Some things were familiar, but some were wholly alien... like the gigantic insectoid 'bnahabra' who stared back at her for a brief moment before returning to their business.

As they reached the outpost, Izzy would recognize the building as looking more like an inn than a fort, and there was a clear rail line next to it on closer inspection. Kara's eyes, however, were looking at the red Gijinka waiting for them.

"Something's not right. That's a Rathalos. What's he doing all the way out here?" Kara muttered, quickening her pace.

Izzy instinctively tried to make herself smaller, as if to hide behind the diminutive 'nargacuga' (as she called herself). Was the rathalos here because of her?

"What does that mean?" Izzy whispered, “What does he want?”

"Must be news." Kara replied to Izzy before making her way closer.

"Ah, there you are, Kara." The Rathalos spoke, his reptilian eyes examining the violet marking on Kara's forehead to make sure it was indeed Kara.

"You're a long way from the front lines, captain." Kara observed, noting the insignia on the Rathalos's shoulder band.

"We've a report from Felyne outpost 3S. A raiding party has crossed our borders. Barroth and Velocidrome. Monarch Agano suspects it's a diversion, but we still need to route the enemy before they hit any settlements." The Rathalos replied.

"3S? If I remember right, that's not too far from here. You're here to handle the Barroth, am I right?" Kara asked.

"Correct, and we heard you were scheduled to return soon, so it was best to make contact with you before the attack. The Velocidrome will probably continue even with the Barroth distracted, so you're to stop their advance." The captain instructed.

"Understood."

With his message delivered, the Rathalos took to the sky, and Kara turned back to Izzy, "Well, looks like my report is going to have to wait."

Izzy did her best to follow the conversation, but there were too many unfamiliar names to keep up. "Wait, raiding party? Route the enemy? Is there a war going on here?"

"Not officially. But then, the Black Brigade has really never cared about formality," Kara replied, "Hey, Xiao! Did you catch all that? Which way to the nearest settlement?"

A Felyne wearing a rather detailed dress popped their head out of the window, "To the south east? You'll want to go that way." They offered, pointing a paw.

"Thanks!" Kara replied, taking a few steps before turning to Izzy, "You coming?"

Izzy's face went blank. "Me?" She didn't know if she was qualified to go to war in another country.

The girl looked from Kara to the inn. The cat creature (was it another melynx?) in the dress was beginning to stare at her as if she were the cat wearing clothing. For all Izzy knew, that inn was full of strange people with stranger questions that she would have no idea how to answer.

She turned back to the nargacuga. "Sure, I've been through basic combat training. How hard could a bunch of veloci-dromes be?"

Kara tilted her head, "You can fight? I know you don't have claws, and your fangs aren't exactly very threatening either, though nice to look at. Very white. Even Lynian fighters use something," She noted.

Normal people don't have claws or fangs, Izzy felt like saying. But then, in these circumstances that obviously wasn't the case.

Kara finished, adding "It's more that since I have to wait to give my report, I have to keep an eye on you to make sure you, you know, don't run away."

Izzy blinked. "What? Run away? Where would I even run to?" Her voice climbed with exaggerated outrage. She could think of a few places already, but that was hardly the point. The girl planted her hands firmly on her hips. "I'll have you know I may be cute as hell, but I bet I could kick any velocidrome's ass any day." Izzy's chest swelled with her bravado.

"Just, you know, let me know so I can get ready before we actually get there. Put my game-face on and all."

Kara grinned. It was not an expression of someone that was trying to call Izzy's bluff. Kara thought she recognized the feeling behind it. "You got it. Just as a heads up though, Velociprey and Velocidrome like to move quickly. Stay on your toes and don't let them surround you."

Kara then turned and lead the way along the path, towards where they expected the Velocidrome to show up with its pack.

Posted on 2016-05-20 at 00:20:03.
Edited on 2016-05-20 at 00:22:41 by Reralae

Topic: The Evil Best Left Buried
Subject: I knew I missed something...


"Right, then!" he calls, hand nervously clenching a spear. "Who goes there? State your business!"


"I am Rae, of the White City reserve militia," Rae returned, "My companions and I were passing through, and seek rest and refreshment within the town. With us are followers of Lysora, who also seek refuge for the night."

As the guard let them in, Rae paused a moment to also give warning, "We've met with trouble some distance back on the road, a few shambling corpses. Be alert, but also don't allow fear to control your actions."

* * *

"Talca, is it my eyes, or do the lights seem strange to you as well?" Rae murmured to the pathfinder as they continued into the city, "Whatever this mist is, it seems heavier here than on the road, doesn't it? Admittedly, perhaps it's simply the difference between sunlight and moonlight to my eyes in this weather, but perhaps we shouldn't relax too much."

* * *

Inside, Rae glanced around the Nicked Shill. All things considered, she was not entirely unaccustomed to such a greeting. Either they didn't receive travelers often, or they were wary of them, or both. Yet, it was not something she was concerned about, and she gave a warm smile at their greeter.

"Stew sounds quite lovely, something warm to stave away the evening's chill," Rae replied, "And a few rooms for the night as well for our group."

If a wine bottle was brought out at the request of any of the others, Rae would also have some, otherwise she would have small beer. Feeling a bit wary herself, dulling her senses with anything strong didn't seem like a good idea.

As Pepper was first to reply to the other travelers, Rae smiled. She was a bit concerned with how quiet Pepper was before they arrived, but now she was certain that food and lodging were the main thing she had needed. It was something they all did, but perhaps something Pepper felt more keenly than them.

The manner of the man indicated wariness, but Rae wasn't going to call attention to it. Given the atmosphere, anyone had right to be wary.

"I am Rae, and as Pepper mentioned, we had an encounter with a number of corpses that seemed too active for comfort. It was some distance along the road eastward from here. We were just fortunate that they struck at the time they did, when we were still within range to defend the surviving Lysorans of the initial attack."

Though not all of them, Rae had to think, before pushing the thought from her mind. There was nothing that could be done, and dwelling on such things was not helpful in the here and now.

Posted on 2016-05-01 at 13:34:10.
Edited on 2016-05-01 at 13:37:22 by Reralae

Topic: The Evil Best Left Buried
Subject: I actually dreampt that there was an update. Intuition or confirmation bias?


Rae gave a warm smile, nodding as Talca spoke, "It matters not what you have to offer - my only regret is that I couldn't have known to act sooner. But such thinking doesn't do any good for those that still live. Let us go together then."

She cleaned her blade if needed before sheathing it, but her shield arm remained ready, "Everyone, stay alert to our surroundings. Particularly the rear - this attack came from behind us, so it might very well be the same direction from which another may happen. Let us hope that it does not, but just in case… Vengador, Hammerfoot, one of you should be be part of the back guard, to help provide cover for the others should it be needed."

(( I figure in terms of a marching order, the party will be arranged in a sort of a circle around the remaining three pilgrims, Pepper, Irel, Aeden and Talca on either side, Rae and one of Vengardor or Hammerfoot in front, and the other in back. ))

Posted on 2016-04-11 at 13:20:54.

Topic: The Evil Best Left Buried
Subject: Reprieve means time to tend to those in need


The enemy was routed, or so it appeared. Holy power was in their favour this time, but Rae stood alert regardless, staring in the direction the yellow-eyed giggler ran off. If it was smart, it wouldn't strike from the same direction, but that was the only direction that Rae knew it may arrive from again. First thing was first, however. She quickly stepped in front of Pepper, snapping her fingers to try to provoke a response from their oddly quiet group member. At the lack of response, she held up the pommel of her blade in front of Pepper's mouth. The misting verified that she was still alive.

"To me! Those afflicted by the unnatural effect of that creature are unmoving, but not dead! Hammerfoot, Vengador, if you can, check the fallen. I will hope they are within saving, as the body is more resilient than most give credit for," She murmurs that previous sentence to help steel that particular fear lingering in her heart, "Everyone stay alert if others may appear from the mist, and those with knowledge try to discern the nature of this affliction. If we can hasten their recovery, that would be all the better, otherwise we must maintain a defensive stand around them until it wears off, hopefully sooner rather than later."

Rae will maintain alertness by eye and ear for the yellow-eyed giggler. That was the main threat, and it was not felled. She had a suspicion it may try another attack, particularly given its effectiveness thus far.

Posted on 2016-03-31 at 01:47:33.

Topic: Gladiators II
Subject: Quick feet


Wolf met fencer, neither landed a hit. Kia was okay with that. Better to not hit them and not be hit than to be hit and not hit them.

Kia steadied her posture, feeling the rush of battle. She lashed out with two quick strikes. Hopefully it would be enough to fell the wolf.

====

Using Racial for increased damage, and the light weapon's two attacks. If the first is enough to kill the wolf immediately in front of her, she dashes to use the second attack on the incoming wolf.

Posted on 2016-03-23 at 11:52:02.
Edited on 2016-03-23 at 11:52:13 by Reralae

Topic: Support the Inn!
Subject: Redirect


When you look at the end of the url after the redirect to the .ca domain, it keeps the 'homedad-20' part of the url, so I'm going to say that it most likely still works

Posted on 2016-03-23 at 11:44:42.

Topic: The Evil Best Left Buried
Subject: Counter!


Everything that happened seemed to be going well, up until the giggling started. That was a noise that Rae knew was not from one of the group in front of them. Fear bristled in her heart but she steeled it with tightened grip on her shield. She stepped forward as one of the creatures advanced, hoping to meet them head on and give them a better target than the pilgrims.

"Talca! How many? Vengador, Hammerfoot, both sides, cover them! Pepper, Irel, check our flank, look sharp! If you see a shot, take it!"

Quick words spoken, as Rae knew time was against them. She trusted the others to act as they found best, because if they had a good idea, it would be up to them to capitalize on the opportunity.

(( Rae will focus on giving the creatures herself as a target for them to strike, double move if necessary to cover the pilgrims, probably taking a defensive stance while the others get set up to counter attack proper. If it comes down to drawing or getting in position, position takes priority. ))

Posted on 2016-03-23 at 00:55:10.

Topic: Buried Evil Q&A
Subject: I get the impression...


Given the opportunity, Rae would purchase and carry extra preservable food and drink for this purpose, and that this is very likely not the first time the others have seen her do this.

I mean, Shield Maiden of Falloes, encounter half starved anyone, and this is the result They didn't ask, but she isn't going to let them go without at least offering

Posted on 2016-03-21 at 15:47:33.

Topic: The Evil Best Left Buried
Subject: Alertness is good, false actions are not


Rae visibly relaxed, lowering her shield as there was confirmation that yes, it was indeed another group of travelers. Very ill looking travelers, but still travelers nonetheless.

(( Assuming that Rae has enough to spare ))

"One moment," Rae spoke, her voice gentle as she retrieved some spare coin, a flask, and a pouch of dried fruit from her pack, "I do not know what you may have with you, but for you to reach that shrine, all of you will need to keep your strength up. This should help with that. May Lysora and Falloes both watch over your journey, and stay safe."

(( After they have moved on ))

"Vengador is right to be vigilant; our alertness protects us as much as any armour. As long as we don't allow it to cause us to do harm to others, it's alright. That being said, you needn't shout if there's a next time," Rae gently scolded Vengador, "If they were weaker of heart, they might not have reacted so well to the shock. Walk with whoever is approaching to share your suspicion, and in that way as well you are in position to help defend them."

She smiled, "Now then, I agree we should continue. It sounds like there's trouble about at night in this region, and I believe we'd be readier to face it indoors than out."

Posted on 2016-03-21 at 14:28:58.
Edited on 2016-03-21 at 15:52:10 by Reralae

Topic: Buried Evil Q&A
Subject: Edited Rae's dialogue slightly


Probably doesn't change your post, Eol, but I thought I'd mention it in case it gets missed because my post is last on the previous page

Re: Leader - I get the impression Rae fulfills that sort of role. Literally fearless leader (not to be confused with reckless, she just can steel herself against fear well enough to not be affected by it now)

She won't shy away from asking others' opinions, especially when it's something in their domain of knowledge rather than her own (Talca for pathfinding and scouting, and so on)

Posted on 2016-03-20 at 14:02:19.

Topic: The Evil Best Left Buried
Subject: My shield is my sword


Rae didn't answer to Vengador's cry, not vocally, but she had questions, questions that he couldn't answer. For what reason would creatures that were living but not be on the road? It almost certainly isn't to get to the next town. For that matter, why are they here in the first place? I thought most eschewed the outdoors.


"I'll stand ready. Everyone, be prepared to defend yourselves, but we should not let fear cause us to deal an unwarranted first blow," Rae spoke back to those behind her as she raised her shield, before advancing to give a bit of space for movement between her and the others.

I pray that you are wrong, but you might not be. If these beings are beyond the realm of life, Falloes give me the strength to send them where they belong. Rae prayed.

If they were indeed creatures from beyond the grave, then Rae would do her part in providing them with an immediate target to attack. Better her, fully armoured, alert, and shield ready than Talca or Pepper, or really anyone else in her mind. It wasn't that she doubted their capacity to take a blow, but she would rather not take that chance.

Posted on 2016-03-19 at 13:42:21.
Edited on 2016-03-20 at 13:55:36 by Reralae

Topic: Cyberpunk - Flesh & Blood Recruitment
Subject: Sheesh


I really want to try out cyberpunk at some point, but my intuition is telling me to go easy on the games so I don't burn out...

Posted on 2016-03-19 at 12:57:41.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - Wheel of Fate
Subject: First Meetings and Melynx


"Err, well I don't think I'm a Lynian. Probably. Most humans are taller than me, so if they're shorter than you..." Izzy trailed off. She backed slowly into the trunk of the tree she was talking to earlier and froze. Cornered.

"And my name isn't 'Um', it's 'Izzy'. I'm guessing you're not whatever a Lynian is, either, huh?"

Throwing the questioning back on her interrogator, Izzy took the moment to glance down--she could have sworn she left her bag in the bushes around here somewhere.

Kara sniffed, "Definitely not. I have wings, and claws, AND they are FULLY FUNCTIONAL," she emphasized as she held up her hands to demonstrate, which looked like a strange hybridization between a paw with a bird's claws, "But if you're not one, then I guess that means those two over there picking up your things aren't your friends then?"

It looked as though calling Kara a Lynian was a bit of a sore spot for the small Nargacuga...

"Sunovabitch!" Izzy's head snapped in the direction the not-Lynian pointed. She saw a pair of bipedal black cats, sneaking away with her backpack carried between them. They froze, realizing they'd been spotted.

Without a second thought, the seemingly defenseless girl bolted toward the pair. Both cats panicked. The one in the rear threw his half of the bag onto his companion and turned to face the girl. His companion, struggling to balance with the new load, more hobbled than ran.

Whatever the warrior's gameplan had been, he didn't anticipate the ferocity with which this seemingly harmless girl was willing to defend her bag. Her heavy hiking boot swung out without breaking stride. There was a visible ripple in the air where she connected, throwing the hapless cat tumbling across the forest floor. "My. Stuff."

The other cat was making surprisingly good headway for the load it carried and its awkwardly bipedal gait.

In one quadrupedal wing-assisted leap, Kara was right beside Izzy, "Good technique!" She complimented before pouncing in front of the remaining Melynx, suddenly twirling and smacking the Melynx directly back into the path of the approaching hu-man with her tail, "We've been through this! Paws to yourselves, you thieves!"

"And I know you two aren't with the Melynx Guild. Their members never enter the Everwood." Kara added

The melynx and the bag tumbled back toward Izzy's warpath, the bag landing in front and the cat behind. The human girl leapt through the air, putting her bag within her clutches just as the melynx recovered and tried to pull away.

The cat-like creature was surprisingly strong for her size, but Izzy had the advantage of determination. She hauled on the bag, pulling her knees back underneath her.

Determination and leverage.

Kara called something about guilds as she approached. Determination, leverage, and a much scarier cat.

The melynx let go of her end of the bag suddenly. Izzy flopped backwards, throwing the bag behind her. From all the abuse it had taken, one of the pouches on the bag came open, spilling a miscellaneous assortment of items on the forest floor.

The melynx pounced, hoping over Izzy to get at the stuff. She grabbed a pawful of roast chicken leg.

Turning toward Kara, she shrugged. "Eh, kitty's gotta eat." The melynx dove into the earth, her tail disappearing under the soil with her prize just as the nargacuga arrived.

Kara looked incredulously at what had spilled out of the one pocket on the bag, completely distracted now, "Wait. How does all of that fit inside of that?! Not. Sense. Make!" She quickly pounced beside the bag, now inspecting the backpack much more closely.

Unfortunately, it was enough for the other Melynx to get back to his feet and nab the rest of the chicken with his paw-tool, complete with victory dance, before fleeing.

The small fount of items that spilled out of the backpack included several small jars, some empty, some containing strange substances and specimens, a handful of unfamiliar (and probably some familiar) foodstuffs, miscelleneous small adventuring gear, and at least one heavy-looking rock about the size of a small rabbit.

Izzy picked herself up and dusted her skirt off. "What a mess. At least all they got was my lunch," she lamented. "Hey, thanks for helping me out back there. I never got your name, miss...?"

"Miss? Nonono, I don't miss." Kara shook her head adamantly, "If I missed I wouldn't have graduated, see?" She points at the violet insignia on her forehead, which oddly enough probably was at a perfect height to read and probably looked more like handwriting, of a rather graceful hand.

"Oh!" Izzy squeaked. "Mister. I'm sorry. I don't judge."

"Miss-ter? What is that? Sounds like someone who misses... a lot... professional missing? Is that a thing where you come from?" Kara asked, "I really have no idea what you are talking about."

"Uhh..." Izzy intoned as the Nargacuga questioned her. Panicked, her attention zeroed in on the purple markings. She struggled to focus, trying to read the insignia positioned squarely above the most intimidating pair of eyes in this forest.

"Ka-ra? You're name's ka-ra? Or is it 'care-ah'?"

"First one. Not the second one. I'm a Nargacuga scout and assassin, not one of those sweet and caring Felynes even if I'm small for a Nargacuga." Kara replied, "Speaking of which, I guess you technically do count as a strange happening in the forest, so I guess I ought to bring you in and report finding a hu-man in the Everwood."

"Uh--" Izzy paused halfway between picking up a small jar filled with a mysterious green paste. "...Okay. All I really need is a good map and an idea what part of the world I ended up in."

There was a slight motion from under a few things that caught both girls' attention. A rainbow coloured frog hopped out from below the debris.

"Crap!" Izzy cried. She fumbled after the creature, but it was too quick for her, darting into the underbrush and out of sight.

"Aww... poor Lord Herbert. He must have thawed out... I thought he was dead already..."

"Maps? The Felynes look after the maps. They don't explain the distances very well, so they usually come with us when actually mapping things out. Also the Rath can't write very well, so kinda falls to the Felynes for a lot of that stuff. Not that it would help much here. Can't map the Everwood." Kara noted, "Strange coloured frogs aside, we really should be going. The Everwood probably isn't a very safe place for a hu-man to be in. I mean, you don't have claws or anything that I can see. That was a good kick back there, but that was also a Melynx."

"Wait, you mean most things out here look as dangerous as you?" Izzy cast a paranoid glance out into the woods, pulling the straps tight on her bag again. "You know what, I've changed my mind. Take me wherever you want."

Kara grinned, "I like you. You actually said I look dangerous."

Posted on 2016-03-19 at 01:24:41.
Edited on 2016-03-19 at 01:27:01 by Reralae

Topic: Wheel of Fate - Notes
Subject: Placeholder


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Posted on 2016-03-19 at 01:00:10.

Topic: Wheel of Fate - Notes
Subject: Placeholder


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Posted on 2016-03-19 at 00:59:59.

Topic: Wheel of Fate - Notes
Subject: Inventory Reference


It's doubtful we'll need to keep track of the exact numbers of things, but I liked putting the 10x on some lines just to indicate 'good supply'

Izzy:
Acorn
• 10x herb preservers (filled)
• 10x blue mush preservers (filled)
• 10x potion bottle (filled)
• 10x honey preservers (filled)
• 10x dried mixed fruit ration
• Tier 2 combination/transmutation kit
• First aid kit
• Water jug
• Armorcharm
Bag
• Main Pouch
• • Equipment
• Side Pouch 1
• • innumerable stuffs
• Side Pouch 2
• • more stuffs
• Side Pouch 3
• • too many stuffs to know about
• Side Pouch 4
• • does Izzy actually remember everything in this bag?

Kara:
Double-acorn bag:
Side A
• Foodstuffs
• Consumables
Side B
• Smoke Bombs
• Flash Bombs
• Bomberries
• Poison Coating
• Para Coating
• Blast Coating
• Empty Phials

Posted on 2016-03-19 at 00:59:01.

Topic: Wheel of Fate - Notes
Subject: The Large Predator


[ tbd ]

Posted on 2016-03-19 at 00:55:51.

Topic: Wheel of Fate - Notes
Subject: The Outsider


Name: Izzy
Species: Human
Size: 155cm / 52kg (5'1”/115lbs)
Age: Early 20's/Late Teens

Physical Description
-Izzy is short and physically unimpressive, but appears clever, and adventurous.
• Short, brown-red hair, between unkempt and slightly curled.
• White complexion, light tan with freckled face.
• Basic clothing includes sturdy boots, skirt/shorts combo, shirt (tentative white shirt, brown open jacket), and backpack; perhaps a cloak. Clothing fit for travel in temperate climate.
• The goggles do something.
• Additional equipment includes thick leather gloves, padded torso armour, shoulder pads, and armoured skirt (notably apparent lack of head, abdomen, leg, or upper arm padding). Armour probably inscribed with runes. Maybe.
• Eyes? Probably.

Equipment
-Possesses a number of tools and items that she has imbued with magic herself to aid her in her endeavours. There is a non-zero chance that she has something stored in there to aid with nearly any situation, though the majority of the contents are miscellaneous scavenge, with only a few unlisted devices.
Leather Backpack – Pocket Dimension Storage (accessed manually for now)
• You have no idea how much junk she has in here.
• Neither does she.
• Armour (see above) (see below)
• Sword – Salvaged. Seems cool. May have powers.

Abilities
-Izzy excells in aetheric arts, with a wide variety of skills to choose from, however lacks self-discipline, and so her strongest abilities are an mixed bag of useful tricks and specially crafted items.
Aetheric Arts – i.e. Magic, manipulation of essence
• Kinetic Bolt (basic force attack)
• Subspace Gate (creates temporary door into subspace)
Armour
• When worn and active, enhances the wearer's natural aura shield.
• Emergency shield function (manual or triggered)
Goggles
• Do Something.
• Probably related to detection or observing hidden effects

-Probably despite focus on magical abilities, her actual grades in magic class were barely average or mediocre. Understood the basics rather well, but rather than practice her technique or pay attention to the assignments most likely got distracted playing with unusual applications of other spells. Contrast more highly disciplined knight friend who is quite competent and efficient with a variety of combat spells, but isn't as focused on exploring the curious intricacies of various spells.

Posted on 2016-03-19 at 00:55:12.

 


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