- Exam Info:
- @Gisen Ceostra wrote:The exam is as follows! Complete with a minimum of 3000 words.
You will receive a letter in the door of your house/in house living quarters (depending on characters choice of living situations). The slip will show the appearance of a creature and a destination from which you'll have appropriate fair to travel given to you from the guild. The mission details are below:
Hunt down the "Titano"
The Titano is a very vicious, venomous being that has been terrorizing the town of Hosenka after escaping from another group of hunters. You can kill or recapture this creature, however be very careful with the creatures venom. If Titano bites you, the venom will inflict a nasty poison which will deplete 5% of your HP every post for 3 posts and if bitten multiple times, can stack up to 15%. Otherwords, the creature will shoot launch very basic, ranged poison magic spells that are unknown.
Tread carefully and be safe! There will be some carrots and a reward upon your return!
NOTE: Did get permission from Gisen to allow Kaori to participate.
A dream, that is all it was. A dream that she had thought had no meaning until it had started to repeat itself. Standing upon an abandoned dock in some location she had never seen before was usually how it started. The surrounding village was also quiet and abandoned and through the swirling mist covering the buildings Samira could recognize the buildings were of the form typically used in the country of Midi. The water was still and unmoving, only rippling whenever a breeze blew by. With the breeze also came the voice of a man, gentle at first to match the soft flow of air that brushed across her form. “Why do you fight?” In the dream Samira would open her mouth to speak but she was unable to make any words audible. She was a silent participant even in her own dream. The breeze picked up speed, carrying with it whispers of possible answers to the question asked of her. To protect oneself, to save the innocent, to destroy those that should not have existed in the first place, fame, money, glory, atonement, retribution, justice. “Is there a reason? Or are you a slave to the flow of the current?” The wind suddenly became harsh, as if she were stuck in a strong storm. The water below her began to form into large waves as the wind blew, some of them rising above the dock to make impact upon her and lose her balance. It started to rain as the wind picked up the water, making it hard to see much of anything. Through the chaos of the storm Samira did manage to make out several glowing orbs beneath the water, and it was not until right before she got pushed into the water by the wind that she realized they were eyes. Eight pairs of large and yellow glowing eyes that belonged to who knew what. She landed in the water with a loud splash, and once she had fought the force of the churning water to reach the surface her eyes could see that she had been taken far away from the safety of land by the current. A sense of fear coursed through her, not because of the storm or the likelihood of drowning, but for the beast she knew was in the body of water with her. She forced herself to swim in the direction she knew the land was but the waves kept pushing her back. Darkness then enveloped her, the reptilian beast having raised its open jaws above the surface and taking her whole. “Are you strong, or are you among the weak?”
Back in reality, Samira’s body jolted up as she woke. She was back in her room, sitting at the desk she remembered being at before the dream. An open book lied across the surface of the desk and it was with that evidence she concluded she had fallen asleep during her personal study time. She had not even changed out of the clothing she had worn the day before. A slight sigh of relief escaped her as she wiped the sweat from her forehead. A dream she had had for a couple of weeks and yet she was still not used to it. She had asked her spirits for their inputs on it but oddly they refused to answer or say much about it. The general consensus was that she would know fully in time. Samira closed the book on her desk. She had slept through the entire night and a new day had begun, and she had no intentions of staying in her room the entirety of it. She needed to get out and allow her mind to think in the fresh air. To the next room she went to take a bath and put on a change of clothing, which actually was not all that different in color or design than what she had worn the day before.
Once ready to set out, Samira went for her door but soon realized a type of letter was nestled in the slot between the door and the wall. Curious, the summoner gently took hold of it and began to open the envelope with no sort of caution or suspicion. Inside she found a small sum of money and a folded up paper that she began to read. It was a hunt mission given by the guild master herself. Lamia Scale was known for its hunting mission but she had never obtained a task to hunt something down so directly like the one she had just received. The picture of the creature gave her some concerns. It was a serpent, but thankfully with one head rather than the eight that was in her dream. The poison the letter advised to watch out for would be an issue, but not as much as a normal person. For some reason such things were not able to stay within her bloodstream for very long. Still, weren’t Titano known for being very large snakes? Was it a coincidence that she would be put up against a snake after dreaming of being swallowed whole by one in a dream? Or was the guild master secretly a dream reader and had one twisted sense of humor? Maybe she was also being mistaken as some sort of snake charmer. Nevertheless, it was put on her shoulders to help the people of Hosenka deal with the terror regardless of her own personal issues.
Samira gathered her things to prepare for the journey to Hosenka as well as the hunt. Just as she was about to open the door she was stopped by a distraction like before. The sound of small object hitting the surface of her desk reached her ears and upon turning towards the piece of furniture she noticed the chest with her inactive keys was opened. One of the keys that always remained locked within the chest was now lying on the desk. There was no one else in the room, she was sure of that, and she felt no magical presences. Then again, sensing others was not one of her strong suits, especially when they did not want to be. As far as she was concerned the key was useless at that point in time. It was inactive and the spirit it connected to would only allow itself to be summoned whenever she reached a point in power to do so. However, something within her told her to take it with her, and so she did without even knowing the reason why. Maybe her spirits were putting on some sort of test just as her guild master was doing. Her life was beginning to be filled with all too many mysteries.
She opened the door that led outside her room, finally free of distractions and allowed to leave. It was time to begin the first part of her task, reaching the town of Hosenka.
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