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    In the shade of the forest sanctuary

    Akeya
    Akeya

    Twilight Dragon


    Twilight Dragon

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    Lineage : Hic Sunt Dracones
    Position : None
    Posts : 1200
    Guild : Fairy Tail
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Mentor : Whedalsin
    Experience : 16,180

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Twilight Dragon Magic
    Second Magic: Twilight Dragon Magic
    Third Magic: Twilight Dragon Magic

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    Post by Akeya 5th January 2018, 7:42 pm

    Job Description:

    Job Title:
    Protect the Forest!

    Rank:
    A

    Player Requirements:
    Minimum 2 B rank mages or 1 A rank mage.

    Job Requirements:
    Minimum words per post is 400, with a complete minimum postcount of 30.

    Job Location:
    Tetsukazu

    Job Description:
    Being home to a number of animals Tetsukazu has a poacher problem. Or rather an animal smuggling problem. Many of these magical creatures are being placed on the black market and sold to poor masters for terrible causes. Animal rights activists have scrounged up enough money to try and hire some mages to put an end to the illegal activities once and for all. Not to mention all rescued animals will be released back to their home, adopted by loving families, and naturally the animals saviors get their choice of the litter. (Provided that it's not an illegal/highly dangerous animal)


    Enemies:

    Weak:
    Shizenmesu x 4
    A small herd of lively, deer-like creatures who act as footmen protectors of the forests of Tetsukazu! They are extremely fast, moving a bit faster than A rank speeds, and can use Nature Magic, controlling and conjuring vines, leaves, and more to use as weapons. They are able to heal each other and themselves. They take 4 A rank hits (320 HP) to take down, each. The best thing to do is try to escape or restrain them, and eventually prove that you are there to help.

    Normal:
    Poachers/Smugglers x 5
    These are the most skilled animal hunters and trappers in the land! Their work is cruel and dirty, and they are notorious for having killed many innocent creatures. They often use magic of varying elements, and it is up to you how they fight. They deal A rank damage, and take 5 A rank hits to take down altogether (400 HP).

    Strong:
    Shizenookami x 10
    This pack of wolves is also angry of the capture of their kin, and is ready to take down any alien that dares come near! They deal A rank damage with their incredibly strong bites and wicked claws, as well as incredible speed! Each one takes 3 A rank hits to take down (240 HP). Another hit will kill them. In actuality, they are being controlled by the poachers- sparing is the best option.

    Boss Poachers/Smugglers x 5
    These people have leaders, you know! If you roll a strong and wish to take on people, rather than animals, these criminals can be fought. But beware! They deal S rank damage in a single hit, and take 8 A rank hits to take down per enemy (560 HP)!

    Boss:
    Pied Piper
    The leader of all of the smuggling! The pied piper is skilled in all manners of hunting and is an expert marksman/trapper. She wields a deadly crossbrow but her true strength lies in her piper magic. This magic allows her to control nearby animals in the vicinity. The hits needed to take down the animals can vary, but it takes 20 A rank hits (1600 HP) to take down Pied Piper, who deals S rank damage herself, and is lightning-fast.

    Reward:
    30k Jewels. A noncombat pet for each participant who chooses!

    Akeya wasn't one to bond easily. This was a fact, something which had been observed by a significant amount of people, and something Akeya herself was aware of and something she had little issue with. Humans were social creatures. Most sentient creatures were social. Dragons and their kin happened to be exceptions, mostly because for some reason they had evolved into being a lot stronger, and a lot more territorial. It wasn't too strange: they were strong enough that for most dragons there weren't a lot of things that threatened them as long as they stayed in normal regions. There were demons and celestials and the aberrations that lived in areas where magic had run wild, but most climates? Forests, mountains, deserts? Dragons were essentially king. The biggest threat to a dragon was another dragon, which was why they weren't very social.

    So Akeya wasn't one to bond. It was her draconic nature. However she still recognized value, and she saw value in ensuring that nature didn't get wrecked beyond recognition. Even dragons were not above the laws of nature, and if nature died the dragons wouldn't survive either. Nothing would, really. An example of this was how plants were known to produce the gas that animals used to function. The stuff that's in the air that animals actually breathe, while most of the remaining contents of the air are secondary. Without plants that kind of gas wouldn't exist, so much animals would just die. So nature was important.

    Granted this particular job wasn't necessarily the same as preventing nature's destruction, considering it's small scale. However not every act had to be all encompassing. She got paid for this, she was fond of missions where her enemies were outlaws because that meant she could hone her skills without people judging her for it, and if the balance of this ecosystem was disrupted it could cause trouble in the future. And aside from that it was also good for her public image: Akeya was aware that her public image wasn't the best because of her draconic nature and her not very social personality, but as a Rising Star (a title she mostly had so people wouldn't treat her like a criminal) she had to make sure people saw her as a good guy, someone who helped Fiore and opposed all the illegal stuff.

    The fact that Akeya personally didn't really care for legal and illegal was secondary. She was a pragmatist, and even if she herself had little interest other people did, and other people could get you killed if you didn't appease them.

    Which was why Akeya was now on the mission of finding smugglers who were trying to smuggle magical creatures out of one of those worlds accessible through the strange Wakusei Portals. Akeya wasn't very familiar with the world, but from what she was told nearly the entire world had a temperate to tropic climate, which meant it was one of the greenest places you would ever see in your entire life.

    However she was first going to search for an ally. She might be able to pull this off on her own if she was careful, but an ally would make things a lot easier. It'd also help with the public image thing if there was someone who accompanied her as together they took down the smugglers, and if she could find a powerful mage to help out forming an acceptable relationship with them would be beneficial in the future. Akeya was a pragmatist and not very social but she didn't actually mind interaction too much as long as it wasn't outright annoying, and her pragmatic side was aware that even asocial mercenaries like her could benefit a lot from allies and friendly acquaintances. The forming of a bond was unlikely, but a professional understanding shouldn't be impossible.

    Right now Akeya was exploring the shadows in a large area as she carefully sensed all the magic she could find. She specialized in stealth, infiltration, intelligence and counter-intelligence, a set of specialities which had demanded that she refined and trained her magic detection and identification skills. It came somewhat at the cost of direct combat power, but she thought the payoff was worth it. There were a lot of mages who could inflict a lot of damage or change the battlefield. She wasn't unique in her speciality, but special ops mages still tended to have it easy when it came to earning money.

    She wanted someone who was likely to agree to the mission without requiring further persuasion. Which meant a nature mage. Unfortunately nature mages weren't exactly rare but still tended to not be as common as, say, a fire mage or a take-over mage. It took some searching before Akeya found someone whose magic seemed to fit the bill. Better yet it was a magic she had encountered before. It was not exactly your average nature magic: it seemed to be a lot more complex, containing a lot more than just life force and plants. It was appealing in a way, that complexity. There was something at the core of that magic which also drew Akeya's attention, the dragoness of shadow and darkness stepping out of one of the shadows nearby the one holding that unusual magic and reforming her physical form.

    Akeya scanned the area for Leila Vergious's exact location, so she could approach the woman and offer her the opportunity to aid nature as those with magic related to nature often were very eager to do.

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    In the shade of the forest sanctuary WolfySiggy2
    Between the Sun and the Moon, where it is neither Day nor Night, the Dragon of Twilight sleeps.

    Character|Magic
    Leila Vergious
    Leila Vergious

    Eden's Rose


    Eden's Rose

    Developer/GFX Artist- Knight VIP Status- Regular VIP Status- VIP- Gain An Artifact- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- God Of Ishval- Ten Wizard Saint Member- Rising Star- Guild Master- Zodiac Key- Legal Guild Ace- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- Fan Art Contest Participant- Haiku Contest Participant- Lineage Making Contest Participant- Rich- Veteran Level 2- Veteran Level 1- Character Application Approved!- Character History!- Magic Application Approved!- Obtain A Secondary Magic!- Get A Pet!- Complete Your First Job!- Join A Faction!- Tertiary Magic- Master [1000]- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- 1st Place Event/Contest Winner- 2nd Place Event/Contest Winner- Advertisement Achievement Badge- Hero- 1 Year Anniversary- Player 
    Lineage : Child of Eden
    Position : Goddess of Eden
    Posts : 1578
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 30
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 24
    Experience : 3,631,235

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    Post by Leila Vergious 6th January 2018, 10:44 am



    Leila Vergious Golden Phoenix A-Rank

    Leila was mostly outside of the events that were shaking this world these days. Other, much more personal, matters were taking up all of her attention for at least a week now. Gathering information on a crimson red stone that apparently came from a temple in Desierto and would eventually help her lift the seal that was on her body and blocking usage of most of her magic. It already proved to be quite the dangerous business as well. Strange creatures, seemingly going after the stone were appearing around her and attacking her. Not that they were ever a problem, but it was starting to be somewhat annoying.

    But she had found out that they were staying away when the girl stayed in bigger cities that had a lot of people. And since places like that were often good sources of information, it all worked out. Currently in Magnolia, Leila was just kinda going through the streets while looking around for something that would capture her interest. It’s been quite a while since she was in this city last, and while not much has changed, acquiring information about a stone as rare and dangerous as the one she had always proved to be rather difficult.

    So after exploring several specialized shops and even talked to some of the less reputable individuals that could be found prowling the darker alleys of this place, she had decided to call it a day. Some would probably see her as giving up way too soon. But honestly, there was only so much she could do here. Her best bet was simply traveling to the land of Desierto itself and trying to look for the temple where this stone originated directly. The only reason she hasn’t done so was because of other business she wished to take care of here, in Fiore.

    Not to mention that she quite loved this land and everything it had to offer. It was always a bit hard for her to leave, especially when it was for work. She was a wanderer and traveled the world in the past. Something she wished to do again. But that was her free spirit trying to extend its wings. Her traveling always involved helping others, but this was a problem at a much greater scale. Sighing, she would lean into one of the many benches that adorned the streets of this town, the famous web of Magnolia canals in front of her at full display.

    People appeared to be as carefree as always, some rushing to work while others just taking a walk. A boy with newspapers some distance away was shouting something about Wakusei Portals and a light hum of people talking to one another created a strange melody for Leila. Well… she was one of the Wizard Saints and yet, she found herself with absolutely nothing to do right now. Quite interesting, really. She was usually swarmed with work. Perhaps it was because she managed to avoid it all for weeks now that everyone decided to just let her be for a bit.

    Eventually, the evening drew close as the Sun started falling beyond the horizon. And with that, shadows started growing stronger and taller, eventually covering a good chunk of the city. Finally deciding to get up, the Eden’s Caretaker would suddenly feel something. It wasn’t as much as if she had felt someone’s magical energy, but more like her instincts tried to warn her that a predator was approaching. Surely it wasn’t another one of those beasts trying to sneak up on her? Just to be sure, the girl would try to watch her back as she started walking through the streets.

    At least until few seconds before she stopped once again. Narrowing her gaze down the road, she had spotted a figure seemingly trying to approach her. A figure that forced a sense of familiarity, but that was about it. There was an unfortunate fact that Akeya would soon learn about, a fact that Leila had lost all her memories from the day when they were trapped in that strange world and had to collect candies. But the sense of familiarity and warmth was still there, making Leila stand still instead of trying to assume a defensive stance.
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    Leila was mostly outside of the events that were shaking this world these days. Other, much more personal, matters were taking up all of her attention for at least a week now. Gathering information on a crimson red stone that apparently came from a temple in Desierto and would eventually help her lift the seal that was on her body and blocking usage of most of her magic. It already proved to be quite the dangerous business as well. Strange creatures, seemingly going after the stone were appearing around her and attacking her. Not that they were ever a problem, but it was starting to be somewhat annoying.

    But she had found out that they were staying away when the girl stayed in bigger cities that had a lot of people. And since places like that were often good sources of information, it all worked out. Currently in Magnolia, Leila was just kinda going through the streets while looking around for something that would capture her interest. It’s been quite a while since she was in this city last, and while not much has changed, acquiring information about a stone as rare and dangerous as the one she had always proved to be rather difficult.

    So after exploring several specialized shops and even talked to some of the less reputable individuals that could be found prowling the darker alleys of this place, she had decided to call it a day. Some would probably see her as giving up way too soon. But honestly, there was only so much she could do here. Her best bet was simply traveling to the land of Desierto itself and trying to look for the temple where this stone originated directly. The only reason she hasn’t done so was because of other business she wished to take care of here, in Fiore.

    Not to mention that she quite loved this land and everything it had to offer. It was always a bit hard for her to leave, especially when it was for work. She was a wanderer and traveled the world in the past. Something she wished to do again. But that was her free spirit trying to extend its wings. Her traveling always involved helping others, but this was a problem at a much greater scale. Sighing, she would lean into one of the many benches that adorned the streets of this town, the famous web of Magnolia canals in front of her at full display.

    People appeared to be as carefree as always, some rushing to work while others just taking a walk. A boy with newspapers some distance away was shouting something about Wakusei Portals and a light hum of people talking to one another created a strange melody for Leila. Well… she was one of the Wizard Saints and yet, she found herself with absolutely nothing to do right now. Quite interesting, really. She was usually swarmed with work. Perhaps it was because she managed to avoid it all for weeks now that everyone decided to just let her be for a bit.

    Eventually, the evening drew close as the Sun started falling beyond the horizon. And with that, shadows started growing stronger and taller, eventually covering a good chunk of the city. Finally deciding to get up, the Eden’s Caretaker would suddenly feel something. It wasn’t as much as if she had felt someone’s magical energy, but more like her instincts tried to warn her that a predator was approaching. Surely it wasn’t another one of those beasts trying to sneak up on her? Just to be sure, the girl would try to watch her back as she started walking through the streets.

    At least until few seconds before she stopped once again. Narrowing her gaze down the road, she had spotted a figure seemingly trying to approach her. A figure that forced a sense of familiarity, but that was about it. There was an unfortunate fact that Akeya would soon learn about, a fact that Leila had lost all her memories from the day when they were trapped in that strange world and had to collect candies. But the sense of familiarity and warmth was still there, making Leila stand still instead of trying to assume a defensive stance.


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    Akeya
    Akeya

    Twilight Dragon


    Twilight Dragon

    Dragon VIP Status- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Dragon Slayer- Rich- Veteran Level 1- Character Application Approved!- Character History!- Magic Application Approved!- Get A Pet!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Novice [250]- Player 
    Lineage : Hic Sunt Dracones
    Position : None
    Posts : 1200
    Guild : Fairy Tail
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Mentor : Whedalsin
    Experience : 16,180

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Twilight Dragon Magic
    Second Magic: Twilight Dragon Magic
    Third Magic: Twilight Dragon Magic

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    Post by Akeya 6th January 2018, 4:49 pm

    Hmmm. Akeya hadn't expected to find her potential ally in the middle of a city. More so than most mages the behaviour of nature mages tended to align with their magic. Akeya wasn't sure what caused that: it could be that nature magic was the magic of life, and a living creature obtaining the magic of life had some kind of resonance effect. Maybe only people who already had a suitable personality ended up obtaining nature magic. It wasn't something she had too much interest in, and so she hadn't studied it a lot. She just was aware that many nature mages were very enthusiastic about being one with nature, which was exactly why this time around she wanted one of them to help her out.
    She briefly considered whether encountering this nature mage in a city meant that she wouldn't be as easily convinced as another nature mage. While Akeya had met her once before the meeting had been brief, without a lot of information being exchanged. Maybe she should look for someone else... but if this one was actually interested in protecting nature it'd be easier to ask than to go find another one, especially since it had already gotten late.

    Feeling the shadows and the darkness consume the world was comfortable for Akeya, as her own nature as a creature of shadow and darkness benefited greatly from the arrival of the night. That one night in the world of darkness had been problematic because there had been a more powerful entity who had full control of the area, but outside of that area Akeya was still significantly more dangerous in the dark. Not that she was planning to use force here, but the circumstantial advantage was still a form of comfort.

    Speaking of comfort... Akeya narrowed her eyes as she inspected the woman she had been looking for even as she approached. It looked like the fox-eared woman wasn't quite the same as she had been before. The changes weren't too big, but overall she looked... as if she had some kind of weight on her. Her outfit had become more sombre and simple, her gaze was more worried than before (or was it simply tiredness?), and there were now black markings in her previously unblemished white fur. Those weren't promising signs: Akeya couldn't figure out what exactly they meant, but it seemed that the woman wasn't in optimal condition.
    She inspected the magic presence once more, furrowing her brow as she tried to make sense of it. It had already been a while since she'd last encountered this person, so she couldn't actually say with certainty whether something had happened to her magic or not... Akeya could still feel it, although like most powerful mages it seemed Leila was suppressing her magic so she didn't accidentally mess up her surroundings. If she wanted to learn more about what had happened it looked like she'd have to get that information from the woman herself.

    From Leila's perspective Akeya would approach at a calm pace, the dragoness not having bothered to hide her true nature so her draconic traits were on full display. Furthermore with the shadows reaching far and wide due to the coming of the night Akeya's appearance would appear even more unusual: every time a portion of her was covered by shadow it faded out of sight, which at this time of day meant that it was difficult to keep track of the shadow dragon slayer as she made her way over to Leila. However she didn't make any hostile movements, instead studying Leila calmly until the two of them were only separated by a couple of yards, enough that neither of them would feel threatened by the other's closeness but still allowing conversation.

    "Greetings. It's been a while since we last met, but if you still remember me it'll make things easier." Akeya frowned, then folded her arms below her chest as she searched through her mind for the woman's name. However in the short period of time that she had before she'd have to resume speaking she ended up drawing a blank. "I don't think we actually introduced ourselves last time. Well, no matter. I am Akeya Kuusai, one of the Rising Stars, and I've come here with a proposal for a job." Akeya stepped a bit further into the light of one of the street lanterns, so she wouldn't put Leila on edge with her body's automatic reaction of fading out of sight when bathed in shadow.

    "It's recently come to the attention of some people that there are smugglers who are entering one of the Wakusei Portals to capture animals from another world and sell them here for a high price. Naturally this is illegal and very lucrative, and those who found out about it would like for it to stop. Considering the danger of entering one of those portals and searching for smugglers in mostly unknown territory they are paying for mages to take care of it." Akeya glanced up towards the sky, wondering how much longer it would take for the moon to come out before she returned her attention towards Leila. "My offer is based on my remembering that your magic gives you a connection to nature, and beyond that you are also a strong mage in your own right. I do not know the exact nature of your magic but if you think you can help you can make the job a lot easier for everyone involved, and once we've gotten rid of the smugglers you would also be rewarded handsomely." She tilted her head slightly as she shifted her posture slightly, putting more weight on one leg. "Are you interested and, if so, do you have any questions about the job?"

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    In the shade of the forest sanctuary WolfySiggy2
    Between the Sun and the Moon, where it is neither Day nor Night, the Dragon of Twilight sleeps.

    Character|Magic
    Leila Vergious
    Leila Vergious

    Eden's Rose


    Eden's Rose

    Developer/GFX Artist- Knight VIP Status- Regular VIP Status- VIP- Gain An Artifact- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- God Of Ishval- Ten Wizard Saint Member- Rising Star- Guild Master- Zodiac Key- Legal Guild Ace- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- Fan Art Contest Participant- Haiku Contest Participant- Lineage Making Contest Participant- Rich- Veteran Level 2- Veteran Level 1- Character Application Approved!- Character History!- Magic Application Approved!- Obtain A Secondary Magic!- Get A Pet!- Complete Your First Job!- Join A Faction!- Tertiary Magic- Master [1000]- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- 1st Place Event/Contest Winner- 2nd Place Event/Contest Winner- Advertisement Achievement Badge- Hero- 1 Year Anniversary- Player 
    Lineage : Child of Eden
    Position : Goddess of Eden
    Posts : 1578
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 30
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 24
    Experience : 3,631,235

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    Post by Leila Vergious 7th January 2018, 3:20 pm



    Leila Vergious Golden Phoenix A-Rank

    Indeed, there was someone there, down the street. Their form was a little strange, inhuman in certain parts. But that was not really what would be visible most. After all, Leila herself had several of these inhuman traits herself. Half beasts and half humans were perfectly common in this land and the girl had absolutely nothing against them, as she was generally loving toward everyone. What was strange was that her body seemed to partially vanish whenever covered by shadows. While some natural camouflages were very convincing, there were none that would make one disappear completely in the area they were currently in. No, it was magical in nature.

    But still, the approaching female was not covering up her entire body at all. Instead, she allowed this to happen freely without her mind activating it. Or at least that was what Leila assumed from the logic of the situation. Considering the fact that one of her spirits had an ability quite similar to something like this which allowed it to disappear from the view of others, it became apparent that this was not a sign of aggression at all. Despite the day drawing to a close and night taking a hold over the world, people were still out and about the city, too.

    This girl, whoever she was, was not hostile. She was not an enemy. Realizing this, the Eden’s caretaker would let out a small sigh as she narrowed her posture and leaned to a side slightly, one of her hands going behind her back and grabbing onto the other one which lied narrowed next to her body. A small smile would appear on her face as she was now able to see the dragon-like female better. She didn’t seem surprised. And while such sight was quite rare, there was really no point in drawing any attention to it. Why point out something so obvious, yes?

    It was the very first sentence that Akeya spoke that made Leila realize what was going on. In her own mind, she would facepalm at the fact that she didn’t even consider the option. This situation would quickly become quite troublesome indeed, so the girl decided to wait and let the dragon female say everything she wanted to say. And finally, it all ended with an offer of a contract. Letting out a second sigh at it all, the silver-haired maiden would scratch the back of her head as she tried to figure out how to approach this.

    First of all, it’s a pleasure to meet you, miss Kuusai. My name is Leila Vergious, a wandering mage and a treasure hunter in the services of Golden Phoenix. Second of all… this is a bit hard to say, but I do not remember you at all. Please, accept my apology!” Saying that, she would bow deeply to the other female before narrowing her body again. She wore a determined, yet kind look. But also somewhat troubled by the current situation, she was simply unsure. She just hoped that it would all work out for the best.

    You see, I have had an… incident a while back. One that had left me without a great chunk of my memories. Our meeting must have been part of the memories that were lost. Thankfully, it seems that we did not do all that much together from what you said. However, there is another thing that this incident caused. My magic became mostly sealed away. I am connected to nature in a very powerful way, yes. And I can still control and command it to a degree.” Saying that she would point to a nearby wall of a house.

    The cold stone would quickly start becoming green as moss covered it and painted the entire side of someone’s home in the nature’s color before disappearing again. “I can still do a lot and believe in my own power, as well as the power of my equipment. But that is clearly not what you came for. The fact I believe in myself matters little. So please, consider this, if you will.” Looking to the sad, it became apparent that the female regretted the fact of missing most of her magic.

    All nature is dear to me, be it from this world or another one. Due to my search for something, I must have missed these news and this contract. Even if you no longer wish for my company, I will arrive at the portals later on and help as much as I can. But if you would have me, I’ll gladly lend you all of my power.” Suddenly, she smiled brightly. Yes, even if she was less powerful than before, she wasn’t hopeless. She would still go there and help everyone regardless of how this situation would turn out.

    Whether this was something Akeya was looking for or not, that was a different question altogether. “If it still stands after what I’ve just told you, then I say yes. I am interested. And for now, I have no questions either.” Her words were strong and filled with confidence. And honestly, she hoped that the dragon girl would still be willing to take the silver-haired maiden with. Any job or contract was always better with a bit of company. Not to mention that Leila truly wanted to learn more of this mysterious girl and who she was.
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    Indeed, there was someone there, down the street. Their form was a little strange, inhuman in certain parts. But that was not really what would be visible most. After all, Leila herself had several of these inhuman traits herself. Half beasts and half humans were perfectly common in this land and the girl had absolutely nothing against them, as she was generally loving toward everyone. What was strange was that her body seemed to partially vanish whenever covered by shadows. While some natural camouflages were very convincing, there were none that would make one disappear completely in the area they were currently in. No, it was magical in nature.

    But still, the approaching female was not covering up her entire body at all. Instead, she allowed this to happen freely without her mind activating it. Or at least that was what Leila assumed from the logic of the situation. Considering the fact that one of her spirits had an ability quite similar to something like this which allowed it to disappear from the view of others, it became apparent that this was not a sign of aggression at all. Despite the day drawing to a close and night taking a hold over the world, people were still out and about the city, too.

    This girl, whoever she was, was not hostile. She was not an enemy. Realizing this, the Eden’s caretaker would let out a small sigh as she narrowed her posture and leaned to a side slightly, one of her hands going behind her back and grabbing onto the other one which lied narrowed next to her body. A small smile would appear on her face as she was now able to see the dragon-like female better. She didn’t seem surprised. And while such sight was quite rare, there was really no point in drawing any attention to it. Why point out something so obvious, yes?

    It was the very first sentence that Akeya spoke that made Leila realize what was going on. In her own mind, she would facepalm at the fact that she didn’t even consider the option. This situation would quickly become quite troublesome indeed, so the girl decided to wait and let the dragon female say everything she wanted to say. And finally, it all ended with an offer of a contract. Letting out a second sigh at it all, the silver-haired maiden would scratch the back of her head as she tried to figure out how to approach this.

    First of all, it’s a pleasure to meet you, miss Kuusai. My name is Leila Vergious, a wandering mage and a treasure hunter in the services of Golden Phoenix. Second of all… this is a bit hard to say, but I do not remember you at all. Please, accept my apology!” Saying that, she would bow deeply to the other female before narrowing her body again. She wore a determined, yet kind look. But also somewhat troubled by the current situation, she was simply unsure. She just hoped that it would all work out for the best.

    You see, I have had an… incident a while back. One that had left me without a great chunk of my memories. Our meeting must have been part of the memories that were lost. Thankfully, it seems that we did not do all that much together from what you said. However, there is another thing that this incident caused. My magic became mostly sealed away. I am connected to nature in a very powerful way, yes. And I can still control and command it to a degree.” Saying that she would point to a nearby wall of a house.

    The cold stone would quickly start becoming green as moss covered it and painted the entire side of someone’s home in the nature’s color before disappearing again. “I can still do a lot and believe in my own power, as well as the power of my equipment. But that is clearly not what you came for. The fact I believe in myself matters little. So please, consider this, if you will.” Looking to the sad, it became apparent that the female regretted the fact of missing most of her magic.

    All nature is dear to me, be it from this world or another one. Due to my search for something, I must have missed these news and this contract. Even if you no longer wish for my company, I will arrive at the portals later on and help as much as I can. But if you would have me, I’ll gladly lend you all of my power.” Suddenly, she smiled brightly. Yes, even if she was less powerful than before, she wasn’t hopeless. She would still go there and help everyone regardless of how this situation would turn out.

    Whether this was something Akeya was looking for or not, that was a different question altogether. “If it still stands after what I’ve just told you, then I say yes. I am interested. And for now, I have no questions either.” Her words were strong and filled with confidence. And honestly, she hoped that the dragon girl would still be willing to take the silver-haired maiden with. Any job or contract was always better with a bit of company. Not to mention that Leila truly wanted to learn more of this mysterious girl and who she was.


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    Post by Akeya 8th January 2018, 3:04 pm

    Akeya studied Leila even as she spoke, reading the fox woman's body language as best she could even as she explained why she had come here. Her own posture was confident, although her large stature combined with her draconic features often made it difficult not to appear confident. Dragons were an arrogant type of creature after all, and size tended to help with appearing strong. Although since she didn't want to appear threatening she kept her wings neatly folded behind her back, and also kept her tail mostly still.

    When Leila apologized and exclaimed that she didn't remember Akeya's eyebrows went up, the dragoness looking surprised for a moment before her eyes narrowed and she studied Leila more closely. While she herself had been the one to suggest the possibility that the nature mage might not remember her she was still surprised that this would actually be the case... Akeya might specialize in stealth but she still expected to be remembered when she deigned to show herself. Non-humans were quite common, but a dragonkin should still leave a mark in someone's memories... at least so far as Akeya was concerned. Akeya was for the most part very pragmatic and no-nonsense, but those that knew her knew that she had a high opinion both of herself and of dragons.

    More importantly than her self-image, however, was the fact that Leila... wasn't really acting like someone who didn't know Akeya at all. She showed no sign of tension, worry or being on her guard at all. When meeting a stranger people were usually at least somewhat uncertain of how to act, let alone if that stranger was someone who could potentially be dangerous or at least hostile. Yet here Leila was acting very open and friendly, which didn't match the behaviour of someone meeting someone else for the first time. Akeya's intense, almost predatory gaze stayed on the woman as she tried to figure out what to make of this. Was Leila just unusually welcoming? Was she lying? Did she assume Akeya wasn't a threat because she approached so openly?

    It was only when Leila elaborated, that she had lost her memories due to an incident a while back, that it began to make sense. Memory loss was a tricky claim usually: forgetting things was quite normal, so you somehow had to find a way to verify that there was actual memory loss and not that someone happened to forget. However in this case Akeya had no reason to doubt it, since it explained Leila's relaxed attitude and also explained how she could have no conscious memories of Akeya, something which the dragoness herself thought was difficult to forget. The relaxed response to Akeya must be because a part of her still recognized Akeya as 'known' even if the details were lost.

    In light of this new information Akeya's own glare and stance lightened a bit, as she was no longer suspicious of Leila nor actively trying to figure out what might be going on with the nature mage. Instead she just listened patiently as Leila explained her situation, her tail now lightly going from side to side now that it looked like they'd at least managed to get through the greeting without serious incident. A part of Akeya was still a tad annoyed at being forgotten, but since it was irrational to think she'd somehow stand above memory loss the dragoness squashed that part of her mind.

    "I see... That is unfortunate. For what it is worth, I genuinely hope that you will regain the memories you lost." Akeya reached up and touched the centre of her own forehead with one finger. "Your memories are an important part of who you are and form the foundations of all your knowledge, and as someone who holds knowledge in high regard I wouldn't wish such a fate upon anyone." It was something of a coincidence that for Akeya memory loss was actually one of her greatest fears. Wounds could be healed, diseases could be cured, curses could be broken, but to lose that which helped form your identity and the source of your knowledge... it was a dreadful thought. "I would not be opposed to helping you regain your memories if you think I could be of use. I usually don't go that far for people but memory loss is more important than the issues most people tend to suffer from."

    "However for now let's focus on the task at hand. If your magic has also been locked away... If you say that you still have sufficient control over nature I have no reason to argue against that. Especially since I doubt you'd need to be that powerful for the idea I have in mind." Akeya used the same scaled hand she first used to touch her forehead to make an open motion, her other hand grabbing the upper arm of the first. "Even if we are doing this to protect nature there is no guarantee that the protectors or nature itself aren't going to treat us as intruders, so I'm hoping that as a nature mage you will be able to pacify any hostile defenders and explain to them that we're there to help. It would also be useful if the creatures of that place had information on the smugglers that you could ask for." Akeya indicated herself. "They're not very likely to respond friendly to me, since most creatures recognize me as a predator."

    She glanced at the wall which Leila had covered in moss. The nature mage wasn't lying when she said that even with a good portion of her magic locked away she still wasn't helpless. Akeya didn't need long to consider the pros and cons here before nodding and extending her hand towards Leila. "I would still like to have you as my ally, since you appear to be helpful even in your current state. Grab my hand and I'll bring us to the Wakusei Portals quickly, unless you'd prefer to wait until dawn. I become stronger during the night, but I'm aware most people see the night as a time for resting."

    Should Leila take Akeya's hand the two of them would quickly be engulfed in shadows, leaving Leila in darkness where her only real sensory input was the touch of Akeya's scaled and clawed hand. The trip wouldn't take very long, the darkness fading away to reveal that the two of them were standing in front of the aforementioned portals.

    Should Leila not take Akeya's hand the dragoness would pull it back and fold her arms again.

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    Post by Leila Vergious 19th January 2018, 9:04 am



    Leila Vergious Golden Phoenix A-Rank

    Memories were indeed what would construct one’s own personality and dictate how they would act toward people, what actions they would take in the world. As much could be surely figured out by anyone. Acquisition of memories and new information was constant and an inevitable for living beings. Every creature was always exposed to an immeasurable amount of information at all time from all their senses. And thanks to a personal portfolio that was part of every mind, most of that information would be filtered away and only the important would remain. It was funny for Leila to think that way. She was quite knowledgeable when it came to humans and their bodies, even minds.

    As such, she knew that forgetting consumed much more actual energy than memorizing something. And yet, here she was with a lot of her memories simply missing. Or perhaps that idea in itself was wrong. Those memories were still there, but she just wasn’t able to access them right now. And yet, she didn’t really feel sad about it at all. Sure, at first she was extremely confused and scared because of her last memories being ones of her own death and ones where her dear friend was in deep trouble.

    But once she had learned of what happened to her and her friend, everything was just fine. Honestly, the memories she had lost, whatever they were, weren’t essential it seemed. She still remembered most of her life and with those memories, shew as still able to be a good person and a good mage in the services of Golden Phoenix. And honestly, that was good enough for her. Yes, she was still very much curious as to what exactly she lived through that was forgotten… but she could go on living even without knowing, and that was the main point.

    She would nod and place one of her hands on her chest where her heart lied. With a smile, she gazed right back at the dragon girl, as her words made Leila quite happy. “I appreciate your offer greatly. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no idea how to regain any of my lost memories as of right now. But if I do ever discover a way, I will make sure to ask you for help then!” Akeya was right though, as now was no time to dive into that. Her lost memories were a subject for another time, as they had an actual currently ongoing problem right now.

    I have discovered that in the amount of time I have forgotten, I was promoted from my Rising Star status to one of the Wizard Saints. My name has spread a fair bit, and I am known for my love of nature. Hopefully, that alone will be enough for others to believe our intentions. If now, I will do my best to convince anyone and everyone we might run into. And, well…” The silver-haired maiden suddenly turned her gaze to the side for a little bit as her cheeks seemingly took on a faint hint of rose red color.

    In a second, she would look at Akeya again and grin like a really happy small child. “I have a lot of respect for dragons. Fell in love with them from the moment I first saw one, so it’s a great honor to be talking to you like this. Other animals might see you as a predator, but know that there are beings who have a lot of respect for you~.” Whatever reaction those words would create, Leila didn’t care much. She just kinda blurted it out without even properly meaning to. But those were her honest feelings. She adored dragons as species. Despite their flaws of arrogance.

    In the end, the dragon female did not change her offer and still desired Leila Vergious to be her ally in this mission. That fact made the Eden’s caretaker pleased, to say the least, as she didn’t hold that much faith in her current state. If it was a mission, then she always assumed that powerful allies would be required. But if she was still wanted, then she had absolutely no reason to refuse at all! And the fact that it was currently beginning of the night didn’t bother the girl all too much either.

    She had switched her sleeping cycle plenty of times during her career as a mage, especially when contracted to deal with a nocturnal beasts or thieves that would come out during the night. This would just be another one of those times. And if night time only made the dragon girl stronger, then all the better for them! Nodding to the request as a whole, she would extend her own hand to meet the dragon’s. “Let us go.” Her words were filled with confidence and determination to not hold her partner back in the least.

    As the shadows embraced them, she would just close her eyes and instinctively squeeze the other female’s hand a little bit tighter. Leila was no stranger to spacial transportation magic, but it was always a little unusual for her body anyway. Still, the feeling of another’s hand and being so close by was very comforting. And soon enough, they would emerge and their destination. Once more gazing at the portals, the girl couldn’t help but sigh. She let go of Akeya’s hand, not wanting to invade her personal space too much if possible.

    Tetsukazu was their destination if she recalled correctly. She found the portal soon enough, but then merely turned toward the dragon girl and waited. “You’re the one who accepted this contract, so maybe you should take the lead. I will make sure to follow right behind!” What she just said was half of the reason. The other half was that she tried to test how much dragon superiority this one had. Was she also someone who would always try to take the lead and lead others into actions? Even if she was, Leila had no problems with that at all. So for now, she just waited.
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    Memories were indeed what would construct one’s own personality and dictate how they would act toward people, what actions they would take in the world. As much could be surely figured out by anyone. Acquisition of memories and new information was constant and an inevitable for living beings. Every creature was always exposed to an immeasurable amount of information at all time from all their senses. And thanks to a personal portfolio that was part of every mind, most of that information would be filtered away and only the important would remain. It was funny for Leila to think that way. She was quite knowledgeable when it came to humans and their bodies, even minds.

    As such, she knew that forgetting consumed much more actual energy than memorizing something. And yet, here she was with a lot of her memories simply missing. Or perhaps that idea in itself was wrong. Those memories were still there, but she just wasn’t able to access them right now. And yet, she didn’t really feel sad about it at all. Sure, at first she was extremely confused and scared because of her last memories being ones of her own death and ones where her dear friend was in deep trouble.

    But once she had learned of what happened to her and her friend, everything was just fine. Honestly, the memories she had lost, whatever they were, weren’t essential it seemed. She still remembered most of her life and with those memories, shew as still able to be a good person and a good mage in the services of Golden Phoenix. And honestly, that was good enough for her. Yes, she was still very much curious as to what exactly she lived through that was forgotten… but she could go on living even without knowing, and that was the main point.

    She would nod and place one of her hands on her chest where her heart lied. With a smile, she gazed right back at the dragon girl, as her words made Leila quite happy. “I appreciate your offer greatly. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no idea how to regain any of my lost memories as of right now. But if I do ever discover a way, I will make sure to ask you for help then!” Akeya was right though, as now was no time to dive into that. Her lost memories were a subject for another time, as they had an actual currently ongoing problem right now.

    I have discovered that in the amount of time I have forgotten, I was promoted from my Rising Star status to one of the Wizard Saints. My name has spread a fair bit, and I am known for my love of nature. Hopefully, that alone will be enough for others to believe our intentions. If now, I will do my best to convince anyone and everyone we might run into. And, well…” The silver-haired maiden suddenly turned her gaze to the side for a little bit as her cheeks seemingly took on a faint hint of rose red color.

    In a second, she would look at Akeya again and grin like a really happy small child. “I have a lot of respect for dragons. Fell in love with them from the moment I first saw one, so it’s a great honor to be talking to you like this. Other animals might see you as a predator, but know that there are beings who have a lot of respect for you~.” Whatever reaction those words would create, Leila didn’t care much. She just kinda blurted it out without even properly meaning to. But those were her honest feelings. She adored dragons as species. Despite their flaws of arrogance.

    In the end, the dragon female did not change her offer and still desired Leila Vergious to be her ally in this mission. That fact made the Eden’s caretaker pleased, to say the least, as she didn’t hold that much faith in her current state. If it was a mission, then she always assumed that powerful allies would be required. But if she was still wanted, then she had absolutely no reason to refuse at all! And the fact that it was currently beginning of the night didn’t bother the girl all too much either.

    She had switched her sleeping cycle plenty of times during her career as a mage, especially when contracted to deal with a nocturnal beasts or thieves that would come out during the night. This would just be another one of those times. And if night time only made the dragon girl stronger, then all the better for them! Nodding to the request as a whole, she would extend her own hand to meet the dragon’s. “Let us go.” Her words were filled with confidence and determination to not hold her partner back in the least.

    As the shadows embraced them, she would just close her eyes and instinctively squeeze the other female’s hand a little bit tighter. Leila was no stranger to spacial transportation magic, but it was always a little unusual for her body anyway. Still, the feeling of another’s hand and being so close by was very comforting. And soon enough, they would emerge and their destination. Once more gazing at the portals, the girl couldn’t help but sigh. She let go of Akeya’s hand, not wanting to invade her personal space too much if possible.

    Tetsukazu was their destination if she recalled correctly. She found the portal soon enough, but then merely turned toward the dragon girl and waited. “You’re the one who accepted this contract, so maybe you should take the lead. I will make sure to follow right behind!” What she just said was half of the reason. The other half was that she tried to test how much dragon superiority this one had. Was she also someone who would always try to take the lead and lead others into actions? Even if she was, Leila had no problems with that at all. So for now, she just waited.


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    Post by Akeya 21st January 2018, 1:34 pm

    It was hard for Akeya not to shiver as she thought about the possibility of losing a large chunk of her memories. She wasn't easily scared, but the idea of such a hole was frightening, the shadow dragoness had to admit. She had great appreciation for knowledge and information, both since they increased your understanding of the world and yourself, and because they were very useful in increasing your odds of survival and increasing your quality of life. Human society had only come so far as it had because they had accumulated knowledge throughout the years, figuring out how the world worked and how to use that knowledge to make the world do what they wanted it to do. But such knowledge was stored in your memories, experience was only useful as long as you remembered the experience.

    The fact that Leila didn't appear to be bothered too much by it was something Akeya wasn't entirely sure how to interpret. Was the vulpine woman simply suppressing it, so it wouldn't interfere with her daily life? If she had no way of returning her memories it might be that she was just trying to move on instead of dwelling on what was lost. Or was she genuinely not that bothered by it? An optimist would argue that losing your memories simply meant that you had to go and make more, which for a pessimist like Akeya always sounded dubious. It wasn't wrong so much as that new memories didn't directly counteract the loss of the old ones.

    The first theory was backed up by Leila herself as she explained that she didn't have a clue how to regain her memories currently. Akeya frowned as she tried to think of anything she might know that might help, but since she didn't know how Leila lost her memories in the first place she couldn't think of a good countermeasure. There was a limit to what you could do with limited information.

    "Hmmm... I see. Well, once you have found a hint I'll be happy to help out." Even if her offer to help was genuine Akeya hadn't been expecting the gratitude Leila expressed so readily, if only because people rarely were very open towards Akeya anyway. A self inflicted effect, since she wasn't the best company herself. The dragoness answered Leila's smile with a look which wasn't exactly smiling but at least more amiable than her usual piercing glare.

    "If you are a Wizard Saint who is known for their love of nature we shouldn't have any trouble dealing with any people protecting the place... Although since it is technically another world we can't be certain that your fame has spread as widely there as it has in here, even if we have open communications through the portal. The bigger issue is that I am not certain the protectors of that place are people." She indicated the wall on which Leila had made moss grow for a short moment with a scaled thumb. "As far as my understanding of the place goes it's a world where no sentient species actually managed to conquer nature. For all we know it could be guarded by creatures of nature itself, which might be more receptive to your abilities but wouldn't be as interested in your fame in the human world."

    She raised an eyebrow when Leila suddenly appeared to be embarrassed about something, or at the very least shy. It took Leila explaining it herself before Akeya figured it out, at which point she blinked and raised both her eyebrows, the tip of her tail flicking from side to side. "Really now." She studied Leila intensely for several seconds before smirking. "You're one of the first to openly admit it, funny enough. Most people I talk to appear to have become jaded after Dragon Slayers became a lot more common." She made a face, looking genuinely annoyed for a moment as her emerald eyes flashed. "Greedy humanoids who accept a gift and then turn it against the generous souls who gave it to them. The only mitigating factor is that the dragons of old should have seen it coming." She shook her head. "That said, it's good to hear that there are still people who respect us dragonkin instead of thinking we're all just monsters to hunt down. Although I have to disagree on the last part: not that I don't believe you, but fear is in itself a form of respect."

    Akeya kept a firm grip on Leila's hand once the vulpine woman accepted her offer and she transported the both of them towards the portals. Since she was the one doing the actual shadow shifting if she were to let go of Leila her companion would just end up somewhere between the point of departure and the destination.

    Once in front of the portals Akeya looked around, checking the area to make sure there wasn't anything dangerous around. Even with a partner with her Akeya was still a paranoid person, so after moving from one shadow to another she wanted to make sure that there wasn't anything nearby that could ambush them while they were still getting used to the change in scenery. By the time that she was certain that it was safe on this side of the portals Leila had already located the correct portal, Akeya nodding and following her companion towards the large gate which would lead towards the world of Tetsukazu. Even the portal itself made it clear what kind of world they were going to enter: it was overgrown with moss and vines, as if the abundance of life was so strong that it crossed the worlds to infest the portal on this side.

    "Hmmm... I prefer the stealthy approach usually..." Akeya looked around at Leila, then back up at the portal. "I'll go in first in case there's an ambush on the other side, but once we're there you should go in front. You're the one with the connection to nature, so if whoever or whatever stands guard on the other side sees you first they're more likely to listen instead of assume we're a threat." She waited for the nature mage to either agree or disagree with the plan before stepping through the portal, experiencing the strange sensation of simultaneously being pulled even as she didn't actually move, while the world around her shifted, swirled and changed.

    Once on the other side Akeya immediately shifted into her shadow form and moved towards the nearest forest, that of the arch that made the portal as she looked around and inspected her surroundings. As she had expected this side of the portal was even more abundant with life, the portal appearing to be located in the middle of a jungle. Akeya wanted to fly up and check how far the jungle extended in every direction, but waited for Leila to appear through the portal while she scanned the area for danger. It looked like there weren't any big creatures nearby... Most creatures were probably unnerved by the magic of the portal and stayed at a distance. If any group really wanted to expand their territory into this world it wouldn't be too difficult to set up a camp on this side, which most likely hadn't happened yet mostly because doing so would give away one's intentions, and the Magic Council wouldn't be happy with any group trying to conquer another world for themselves.

    Once Leila was through the portal Akeya rematerialized, glancing around once more before returning her gaze to the nature mage. "Either it's coincidence or this world shares the time of ours, given that it's night here as well." The trees were blocking the light, but even so it was clear that it was night here: it was so dark that even the trees couldn't be responsible for this level of darkness, the only real light coming from the shimmering surface of the portal. "Will you be all right in this darkness? In Earthland there's still some light because the cities produce a lot which scatters into the night sky, but it looks like there aren't enough human settlements in this place for that to happen."

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    Post by Leila Vergious 27th February 2018, 6:20 am



    Leila Vergious Golden Phoenix A-Rank

    It was a bit strange to Leila, seeing someone who said that they wanted to help her regain something that she had lost in the past without actually knowing much about her. While the girl appeared very trusting on the outside and carefree or even ignorant of the many cruelties in this world, deep down she was actually a bit paranoid herself. She lived the life of an endless wanderer and it was nothing simple. She had to doubt everyone at all times in order to prevent a possibly swift end to her journey simple because she trusted someone she should not have.

    Of course, Akeya was not a human and followed principles much different to humans. But that did not mean there were no ‘evil’ dragons in the world. For what it was worth, there was a moment when Leila felt genuinely happy after hearing those words, just before she would mentally suppress the feeling and offer a smile in return. Whatever the real intention was here, she did not actually know how to regain her memories, so there was no way the dragon girl could help anyway, even if she really wanted to. And honestly, Leila’s problem ran much deeper than she herself yet realized.

    She would also shake her head a bit soon after. “It is true that I’m a Wizard Saint. However, that does not always help. After all, it is a position given to people by the Magic Council that not everyone respects. And, well… the more extreme case of when this can be more unpleasant than pleasant is when those who think themselves mighty decide that they could fetch a good sum of jewels if they could capture or even kill a Wizard Saint. There is plenty of dark mages devoid of common sense who would readily attack me if I admitted my rank to them. Though I hope we won’t run into anyone like that.

    But since they were going to a different world, the likelihood of actually running into such barbaric enemies was quite small, to begin with. And the possibility of running into guardians of nature that came from Gaia itself was a little bit more pleasant to the silver-haired maiden. “A lot of magical creatures are actually perfectly capable of understanding human language, especially if our kind visits this world often enough. Even if that won’t be the case, I can thankfully translate most of the animal languages, so we should be good on the communications front.

    When it came down to a conversation about dragons, the girl withdrew slightly. While she was often happy to share her love for the creatures, she also didn’t want to come across as strange or obsessive. Such view could very easily impair the ability to work together later. For now, it was probably best that Akeya just knew of Leila’s love and respect for the greater species. But all of this actually made the girl wonder if Akeya had a fully grown dragon form she could enter, or if this humanoid mixture was the only physical appearance she had, period.

    The walk to the portal was not long at all, which left Leila with little time for mental preparation. Not that she needed much of it in the first place, but it was always a journey beyond these grand portals. That much she learned from experience with them. “I might have a connection to nature, but that doesn’t really reflect in how I look. But alright, I’ll try to lead the way. Though, you should be prepared for anything regardless.” While they had some sort of plan, there was no guarantee that it would actually work out in their favor. And so, they would have to remain cautious at all times.

    She watched as the dragon girl stepped through the warp gate and disappeared. A light sigh later, the Eden’s Caretaker would shrug to herself and walk forward herself. How many times was it now, that she moved through these unknown worlds? Too many to count. She was already used to the sensation of transportation and did not pay it any mind, soon finding herself in the vast jungle that seemed to be this world. A quick look around showed that Akeya was nowhere to be found until a few seconds later when she transported back with her magic. She certainly wasn’t losing any time, was she?

    Wakusei portals lead to the worlds that are pretty close to Earthland itself. That means it’s usually pretty likely to find similar time or weather here as there. I can’t really see that well in this dark… but I should be fine. The jungle will lead me. I can hear it.” There were many different sounds in this place, but that wasn’t quite what she meant. Nature whispered to the mage and would let her know her surroundings. “Now… since you’re a dragon, any chance you could smell out where we’re supposed to go? I can’t feel anything nearby, so all I could do is head off in a random direction for now.

    That said, surely the poachers had some kind of path marked so that they would know where to head? Organized crime had it in the name, there had to be some organization to it all. The only problem was, nature would not quite warn Leila about things that were not part of it, so she could easily miss the marks, whatever they would be even if she was standing right in front of them. And that was not exactly the best. Worst case scenario, they would wander around long enough to find something, as there was definitely life in this area, that much she could feel still.
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    It was a bit strange to Leila, seeing someone who said that they wanted to help her regain something that she had lost in the past without actually knowing much about her. While the girl appeared very trusting on the outside and carefree or even ignorant of the many cruelties in this world, deep down she was actually a bit paranoid herself. She lived the life of an endless wanderer and it was nothing simple. She had to doubt everyone at all times in order to prevent a possibly swift end to her journey simple because she trusted someone she should not have.

    Of course, Akeya was not a human and followed principles much different to humans. But that did not mean there were no ‘evil’ dragons in the world. For what it was worth, there was a moment when Leila felt genuinely happy after hearing those words, just before she would mentally suppress the feeling and offer a smile in return. Whatever the real intention was here, she did not actually know how to regain her memories, so there was no way the dragon girl could help anyway, even if she really wanted to. And honestly, Leila’s problem ran much deeper than she herself yet realized.

    She would also shake her head a bit soon after. “It is true that I’m a Wizard Saint. However, that does not always help. After all, it is a position given to people by the Magic Council that not everyone respects. And, well… the more extreme case of when this can be more unpleasant than pleasant is when those who think themselves mighty decide that they could fetch a good sum of jewels if they could capture or even kill a Wizard Saint. There is plenty of dark mages devoid of common sense who would readily attack me if I admitted my rank to them. Though I hope we won’t run into anyone like that.

    But since they were going to a different world, the likelihood of actually running into such barbaric enemies was quite small, to begin with. And the possibility of running into guardians of nature that came from Gaia itself was a little bit more pleasant to the silver-haired maiden. “A lot of magical creatures are actually perfectly capable of understanding human language, especially if our kind visits this world often enough. Even if that won’t be the case, I can thankfully translate most of the animal languages, so we should be good on the communications front.

    When it came down to a conversation about dragons, the girl withdrew slightly. While she was often happy to share her love for the creatures, she also didn’t want to come across as strange or obsessive. Such view could very easily impair the ability to work together later. For now, it was probably best that Akeya just knew of Leila’s love and respect for the greater species. But all of this actually made the girl wonder if Akeya had a fully grown dragon form she could enter, or if this humanoid mixture was the only physical appearance she had, period.

    The walk to the portal was not long at all, which left Leila with little time for mental preparation. Not that she needed much of it in the first place, but it was always a journey beyond these grand portals. That much she learned from experience with them. “I might have a connection to nature, but that doesn’t really reflect in how I look. But alright, I’ll try to lead the way. Though, you should be prepared for anything regardless.” While they had some sort of plan, there was no guarantee that it would actually work out in their favor. And so, they would have to remain cautious at all times.

    She watched as the dragon girl stepped through the warp gate and disappeared. A light sigh later, the Eden’s Caretaker would shrug to herself and walk forward herself. How many times was it now, that she moved through these unknown worlds? Too many to count. She was already used to the sensation of transportation and did not pay it any mind, soon finding herself in the vast jungle that seemed to be this world. A quick look around showed that Akeya was nowhere to be found until a few seconds later when she transported back with her magic. She certainly wasn’t losing any time, was she?

    Wakusei portals lead to the worlds that are pretty close to Earthland itself. That means it’s usually pretty likely to find similar time or weather here as there. I can’t really see that well in this dark… but I should be fine. The jungle will lead me. I can hear it.” There were many different sounds in this place, but that wasn’t quite what she meant. Nature whispered to the mage and would let her know her surroundings. “Now… since you’re a dragon, any chance you could smell out where we’re supposed to go? I can’t feel anything nearby, so all I could do is head off in a random direction for now.

    That said, surely the poachers had some kind of path marked so that they would know where to head? Organized crime had it in the name, there had to be some organization to it all. The only problem was, nature would not quite warn Leila about things that were not part of it, so she could easily miss the marks, whatever they would be even if she was standing right in front of them. And that was not exactly the best. Worst case scenario, they would wander around long enough to find something, as there was definitely life in this area, that much she could feel still.


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    In the shade of the forest sanctuary Empty Re: In the shade of the forest sanctuary

    Post by Akeya 3rd March 2018, 10:44 pm

    "I would presume that the intelligent ones still take it as a sign that you are not to be trifled with." Of course Akeya herself was still quite willing to take down someone with the title of Wizard Saint if it came down to it, but she certainly wouldn't be so cocky as to think it would be an easy task, and it wasn't something she'd do unless she had really good reason for it. "But yes, we should not be countering anyone who would knowingly attack a Wizard Saint except if it's the people who we are trying to take out anyway. Overall it is more likely to be a benefit than a hazard." From the beginning Akeya was more interested in the girl's connection to nature than her status as a Wizard Saint, the latter being more an indication of the potential she had. The fact that apparently her power was heavily suppressed right now... Well, it should still be sufficient for a job like taking down a group of poachers as long as they were careful.

    "If you're confident in your odds of being able to communicate with them I'll trust you on that. Guardians of nature can be as vicious as any other, but having you along should be a great help if you can act as mediator and peacekeeper. As a shadow dragon that's not a task I'm suited for." The hidden suggestion in these words was that Akeya wasn't planning to have Leila do a lot of fighting if possible. It had been obvious that the fox-like woman wasn't comfortable with her current sealed state, and being forced to fight would just remind her of how much of her power she couldn't access as she was right now. And beyond that... Well, Akeya preferred to take care of those things herself, since she took pride in her precision and efficiency. Other people either were too merciful or too crude in their approach.

    When Leila gently protested that she didn't exactly have the appearance of some kind of nature blessed Akeya shrugged. "Just as creatures with innate magic tend to understand human speech guardians of nature are likely to be able to sense that you are connected to nature, so for them you would look like a friend even if for humans there's nothing that remarkable about you." She paused for a moment before continuing. "Other than the vulpine traits, but I've yet to meet someone who wouldn't approve of those." It was interesting how humans seemed to have a common attraction to those kind of features, but beyond that light jab Akeya left it alone as she instead entered the portal.

    Once on the other side with Vergious having rejoined her Akeya looked around, keeping a sharp eye on their surroundings even as she nodded in agreement with her companion. "I've encountered a world where time was different before... But yes, you are right that it's to be expected that night time in Earthland is also night time in other worlds. Although I'm curious whether that is because these worlds naturally share the same time, or if it's part of the design of the portals... And whether there's even any way to tell the difference." Her thoughts strayed for a moment as the theory tumbled through her head before she returned her focus to the present. "I'll see if I can pick up any signs for where the poachers have gone. Don't move away from the portal for now." With that Akeya dispersed into the shadows once more, quickly covering ground as she scouted their surroundings in search of traces. The darkness wasn't an issue but nature was so rampant here that any tracks left behind by the poachers were already being covered by the overgrowth...

    After some minutes Akeya managed to find something which she thought looked like some kind of path created by lots of footsteps, and after moving along it she confirmed that it was too firm a path for it to be random grooves in the ground. Returning to Leila she rematerialized, pointing in the direction of the path. "They most likely went in that direction. There's a trail which looks like lots of heavy things have moved across it, since all the vegetation has either been flattened or removed. Most likely they carried their prey towards this portal over that path." Now that she had given Leila directions the nature mage could get moving, although Akeya would stick close and keep an eye on the path and their surroundings in case her scouting abilities were needed once more. "Let's go."

    At first they moved with little issue, Akeya having a much easier time keeping track of the trail now she knew where it was and which little hints to look for. With Leila having nature itself helping her out they also made good time, until Akeya sensed several auras from up ahead and placed a clawed hand on Leila's shoulder to get her to stop walking. "Something up ahead." She spoke in a low voice. The fox-like woman might already have noticed, but Akeya didn't want to risk her being caught by surprise as the dragoness turned back into shadows and made her way towards the auras until she could see the source: a group of strange creatures, reminiscent of deer but with vinelike patterns on their fur and leafs growing from oddly-shaped antlers. Moving back towards Leila Akeya stayed in shadow form even as she sent her words straight into her companion's ear with the help of the shadows behind said ear.

    "There is a group of animals over there. Look like deer with branches for antlers and green markings. They look like they have a strong bond with the world around them and they also look on edge, and they're right on top of our path. Avoid or try to pacify them?" Akeya personally would avoid them, but with Leila there they might be able to convince these strange deer that they were friends and that they could use any information the deer had available. Although it was odd to talk about extracting information out of a deer of all things.

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    In the shade of the forest sanctuary Empty Re: In the shade of the forest sanctuary

    Post by Leila Vergious 9th March 2018, 4:32 pm



    Leila Vergious Golden Phoenix A-Rank

    The topic of different worlds existing in certain areas of the universe as a whole was an extremely interesting topic to be discussed, but also probably one they should not delve into at the moment. Leila herself was not exactly an expert on these sorts of things, but she had traveled through the Wakusei portals enough times to be able to tell something about them to others that knew nothing at all. There was even a moment when she conducted some small-scale research on the warp gates and how exactly they link to different worlds and, apparently, planets in order to learn more about her own connection to different worlds.

    After all, there were still the Gardens of Eden. And in that aspect, the girl must have been an actual expert on trans-dimensional warping along with the workings of time in different worlds. Why? Because she actually created a world different from Earthland itself. Granted, she was quite literally a different person when that happened, but that didn’t mean she had no memories of it. Kinda funny how she was missing a chunk of her recent memories but could recall what happened actual thousands of years ago from this point in time. The workings of her brain were something that still eluded her, it seemed.

    In any case, she wasn’t even able to access Gardens of Eden right now anyway, her magic was sealed. It was honestly almost wrong to call Leila “connected to nature” as she was actually connected to the paradise gardens that simple mimicked nature of this world and thus formed a bond inside of her that could be recognized even in this place. But those thoughts were quickly getting out of hand, and this was not exactly a time for the girl to be created complex theories about her own being and how well it can exist within a world based only on the traits similar between two dimensions. Honestly, she probably should stop thinking about multi-verse as a whole for a bit.

    Even if it was just a simple coincidence that this place is after dark right now, it will help us all the same. Suppose I’ll be relying on you a bit more than I’d like…” She would then exclaim toward the dragon girl, following her statement with a somewhat nervous laugh. She was still plenty capable, but there was no questioning who was better off from those two in this specific situation. And Leila honestly hated the feeling of being powerless and having to rely on someone in almost every aspect imaginable. Especially after she managed to achieve all those great things by herself. Kinda felt like it was all for naught at the moment.

    But her powers and memories would return to her one day, there was no doubt about that. So she could only stay positive and strong, focusing on the moment and how to deal with it without having to drag everyone down. Thankfully, she had a pretty good idea of how to do that in a place like this. As Akeya took the request of scouting out ahead, Leila would nod toward her in an agreement and look around when her companion was gone. A world that was covered in vegetation this thick… strangely, the girl did not recall ever visiting here. One would think it’d be the first world she’d take interest in.

    But oh well, she always managed to get herself into a situation where she had little to no free time due to accepting far too many contracts for her own good. She was no a perfectionist, but she certainly acted like one from time to time. Taking but few steps away from the portal in order to fulfill her companion’s request in not wandering too far away, she’d crouch and place her bare palm on the ground. The grass her felt soft and there was plenty of it to feed any herbivore one could imagine. And due to the thick vegetation, it’d be difficult for any patrols to actively go through this place. Truly a paradise for poachers.

    Perhaps she’d try to bring this issue up with the magic council, or at least the few individuals inside of it that were somewhat sane and actually cared for the well-being of the populace of the magical world. Something that could not be said for the main body of the council, unfortunately. Their actions and decisions always seemed somewhat questionable and she did not envy their place of power in the slightest. With a deep sigh, she would get back and stretch, looking around some more for the few minutes that Akeya was gone for. Thankfully she arrived with some positive news, even if the lead they got wasn’t anything too big.

    As promised before, Leila took the lead, though the dragon girl seemed to follow pretty close behind. There was no telling how far they would have to travel before finding anything, which made the wolf girl assume a bit more relaxed stance as she moved forward. That said, she was not unprepared. Honestly, it was more of a bait than anything. She was quite experienced with exploring old tombs and other dangerous places where something hostile could jump out from behind literally every corner and stone. And as a little method to deal with bandits, she learned how to assume a seemingly defenseless stance to lure them out in order to quickly strike them down.

    After all, there was a fair chance the poachers would take their chances to go after unfortunate travelers such as these two girls in order to extract them from any goods they could possess. Or even take them hostage for the slave markets, as that was apparently always bringing in the big bucks these days. For some reason, it seemed to be a rather common misconception among the bandits, the whole idea of overpowering anyone if you have enough numbers. Regardless, it would have saved them a lot of time if such thing truly did happen. But no such luck was bestowed on them as they ran into something else instead.

    Akeya quickly stopped and the Garden’s Caretaker also noticed the presence up ahead. Though she was still pleasantly surprised by the gesture of a clawed hand resting on her shoulder. She would simply nod and crouch down while sneaking a little bit closer. The noise that was carried by the wind, along with the vibrations of the earth indicated that it was not humanoids ahead, but something that walks on all fours instead. And not just one, but a whole bunch of creatures that were moving together in order to apply the famous ‘power in numbers’ strategy. Or perhaps there was a different reason for that.

    The dragon did not seem to return, at least not in the traditional way. She still managed to speak out to Leila, however, and that was plenty. Asking if they should try to approach them or avoid them entirely, the silver-haired girl would cup her chin with her long and pale fingers, thinking. Yes, she could try to get some information out of these vine-covered creatures as Akeya described them, but there was a lot of risks involved. If she were to anger several foes at once, a brawl would surely follow. And making excessive amounts of noise was the last thing they wanted to do while tracking bandits and poachers.

    Avoiding them would be probably the best course of action for now. We should- wait!” As she whispered back to the shadows, hoping that she was communicating with her companion right, she would notice something. A rustling in the leaves up above, on the other side of the pack ahead. It was some sort of masked presence that perfectly blended in and just now was the first moment it could be sensed. From that alone, it could be safely judged that it was some sort of predator. Even if Leila was in tune with nature, it’d be for the best if they avoided an actual hunter, especially a hungry one.

    But just as the girl wanted to take few steps back and start moving around the field, she heard something even stranger. It was… music? Some sort of melody anyway. And whatever it was, it also carried magical energy with it. Leila herself could not feel being affected by it in any way, but there was something else she suddenly got worried about. Tossing stealth out the window for a brief moment, she would speed up forth while still crouched until she reached the pack of deer-like creatures. They were moving in a rather odd way, all somewhat wobbly and approaching a single spot.

    Whatever this magical tune was, it was controlling the animals that heard it. And in an instant, Leila saw something reflect a bit of light in the crown of a nearby tree. With her judgment lagging behind, she was driven by instinct alone. In a single moment, she would leap out of the bush as sprint toward the glimmer of light, stopping in front one of the creatures and in a single motion, unsheathing the blade that was resting on her back. The one method of proper combat she had with most of her magic sealed away. But she did not slash at anything, no. She used it for defense, as a crossbow bold suddenly deflected from it and pushed Leila back.

    The force behind that shot was actually so strong that it knocked the girl back, making her fall on her behind clumsily. “Guh…!” She could only hope that Akeya was able to follow what was going on and would strike as well. Whoever was hiding in those trees, they clearly were not friendly. And Leila suddenly had her own problems to deal with, as one of the animals got spooked and automatically went into a defensive mode as well. Even if magical, these beings were still feral and largely driven by instinct rather than calculated thoughts.

    And because of that, it attacked. Or at least it tried it. The vines from its body would extend and try to impale the girl, but another green flash suddenly flew out of the bushes, from the same direction Leila leaped out of. A blur of green and pink… that was enough to tell the wolf girl what just happened. A rather strangely color wolf appeared out of nowhere and got behind Leila and the deer, its growl making the creature back away quickly instead of following through with its attack. “Melon!” It was Leila’s companion wolf that followed her here, probably looking for its owner who was taking her sweet time returning home from the city she was just meant to visit for a short while.

    The little green and pink pup was honestly amazing. Thanks to a magically formed bond between the two, Melon was able to track Leila even across even different worlds. And now, she arrived just in time to save its owner from harm. Speaking of which, Leila got up to her feet again as well, quickly looking back in the direction from which the bolt came. She was hoping that Akeya managed to get whoever it was in that moment, but couldn’t rightly confirm anything in this darkness and with so much going on. Even as nature itself whispered to her, there was just too much information to sift through in that short amount of time.

    The only thing she knew for sure from all that just happened was that they finally found at least one of the poachers. No animal could fire a crossbow like that. And with Melon’s arrival, it also seemed that the other present creatures were rather reluctant to do anything, most of them trying to run away and not get involved in any shape or form. Something that played right into their plans, as Leila had no desire to fight the local wildlife and they would need space to fight the bandits anyway, if more were to show up. Or if the one from the trees were not down yet.
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    OOC: changed little detail of Leila being a fox. She's now a wolf. Also spawned the boss, seeing how our WC is almost finished. But if you want to keep going with it for a bit more, feel free to have Piper run away.
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    The topic of different worlds existing in certain areas of the universe as a whole was an extremely interesting topic to be discussed, but also probably one they should not delve into at the moment. Leila herself was not exactly an expert on these sorts of things, but she had traveled through the Wakusei portals enough times to be able to tell something about them to others that knew nothing at all. There was even a moment when she conducted some small-scale research on the warp gates and how exactly they link to different worlds and, apparently, planets in order to learn more about her own connection to different worlds.

    After all, there were still the Gardens of Eden. And in that aspect, the girl must have been an actual expert on trans-dimensional warping along with the workings of time in different worlds. Why? Because she actually created a world different from Earthland itself. Granted, she was quite literally a different person when that happened, but that didn’t mean she had no memories of it. Kinda funny how she was missing a chunk of her recent memories but could recall what happened actual thousands of years ago from this point in time. The workings of her brain were something that still eluded her, it seemed.

    In any case, she wasn’t even able to access Gardens of Eden right now anyway, her magic was sealed. It was honestly almost wrong to call Leila “connected to nature” as she was actually connected to the paradise gardens that simple mimicked nature of this world and thus formed a bond inside of her that could be recognized even in this place. But those thoughts were quickly getting out of hand, and this was not exactly a time for the girl to be created complex theories about her own being and how well it can exist within a world based only on the traits similar between two dimensions. Honestly, she probably should stop thinking about multi-verse as a whole for a bit.

    Even if it was just a simple coincidence that this place is after dark right now, it will help us all the same. Suppose I’ll be relying on you a bit more than I’d like…” She would then exclaim toward the dragon girl, following her statement with a somewhat nervous laugh. She was still plenty capable, but there was no questioning who was better off from those two in this specific situation. And Leila honestly hated the feeling of being powerless and having to rely on someone in almost every aspect imaginable. Especially after she managed to achieve all those great things by herself. Kinda felt like it was all for naught at the moment.

    But her powers and memories would return to her one day, there was no doubt about that. So she could only stay positive and strong, focusing on the moment and how to deal with it without having to drag everyone down. Thankfully, she had a pretty good idea of how to do that in a place like this. As Akeya took the request of scouting out ahead, Leila would nod toward her in an agreement and look around when her companion was gone. A world that was covered in vegetation this thick… strangely, the girl did not recall ever visiting here. One would think it’d be the first world she’d take interest in.

    But oh well, she always managed to get herself into a situation where she had little to no free time due to accepting far too many contracts for her own good. She was no a perfectionist, but she certainly acted like one from time to time. Taking but few steps away from the portal in order to fulfill her companion’s request in not wandering too far away, she’d crouch and place her bare palm on the ground. The grass her felt soft and there was plenty of it to feed any herbivore one could imagine. And due to the thick vegetation, it’d be difficult for any patrols to actively go through this place. Truly a paradise for poachers.

    Perhaps she’d try to bring this issue up with the magic council, or at least the few individuals inside of it that were somewhat sane and actually cared for the well-being of the populace of the magical world. Something that could not be said for the main body of the council, unfortunately. Their actions and decisions always seemed somewhat questionable and she did not envy their place of power in the slightest. With a deep sigh, she would get back and stretch, looking around some more for the few minutes that Akeya was gone for. Thankfully she arrived with some positive news, even if the lead they got wasn’t anything too big.

    As promised before, Leila took the lead, though the dragon girl seemed to follow pretty close behind. There was no telling how far they would have to travel before finding anything, which made the wolf girl assume a bit more relaxed stance as she moved forward. That said, she was not unprepared. Honestly, it was more of a bait than anything. She was quite experienced with exploring old tombs and other dangerous places where something hostile could jump out from behind literally every corner and stone. And as a little method to deal with bandits, she learned how to assume a seemingly defenseless stance to lure them out in order to quickly strike them down.

    After all, there was a fair chance the poachers would take their chances to go after unfortunate travelers such as these two girls in order to extract them from any goods they could possess. Or even take them hostage for the slave markets, as that was apparently always bringing in the big bucks these days. For some reason, it seemed to be a rather common misconception among the bandits, the whole idea of overpowering anyone if you have enough numbers. Regardless, it would have saved them a lot of time if such thing truly did happen. But no such luck was bestowed on them as they ran into something else instead.

    Akeya quickly stopped and the Garden’s Caretaker also noticed the presence up ahead. Though she was still pleasantly surprised by the gesture of a clawed hand resting on her shoulder. She would simply nod and crouch down while sneaking a little bit closer. The noise that was carried by the wind, along with the vibrations of the earth indicated that it was not humanoids ahead, but something that walks on all fours instead. And not just one, but a whole bunch of creatures that were moving together in order to apply the famous ‘power in numbers’ strategy. Or perhaps there was a different reason for that.

    The dragon did not seem to return, at least not in the traditional way. She still managed to speak out to Leila, however, and that was plenty. Asking if they should try to approach them or avoid them entirely, the silver-haired girl would cup her chin with her long and pale fingers, thinking. Yes, she could try to get some information out of these vine-covered creatures as Akeya described them, but there was a lot of risks involved. If she were to anger several foes at once, a brawl would surely follow. And making excessive amounts of noise was the last thing they wanted to do while tracking bandits and poachers.

    Avoiding them would be probably the best course of action for now. We should- wait!” As she whispered back to the shadows, hoping that she was communicating with her companion right, she would notice something. A rustling in the leaves up above, on the other side of the pack ahead. It was some sort of masked presence that perfectly blended in and just now was the first moment it could be sensed. From that alone, it could be safely judged that it was some sort of predator. Even if Leila was in tune with nature, it’d be for the best if they avoided an actual hunter, especially a hungry one.

    But just as the girl wanted to take few steps back and start moving around the field, she heard something even stranger. It was… music? Some sort of melody anyway. And whatever it was, it also carried magical energy with it. Leila herself could not feel being affected by it in any way, but there was something else she suddenly got worried about. Tossing stealth out the window for a brief moment, she would speed up forth while still crouched until she reached the pack of deer-like creatures. They were moving in a rather odd way, all somewhat wobbly and approaching a single spot.

    Whatever this magical tune was, it was controlling the animals that heard it. And in an instant, Leila saw something reflect a bit of light in the crown of a nearby tree. With her judgment lagging behind, she was driven by instinct alone. In a single moment, she would leap out of the bush as sprint toward the glimmer of light, stopping in front one of the creatures and in a single motion, unsheathing the blade that was resting on her back. The one method of proper combat she had with most of her magic sealed away. But she did not slash at anything, no. She used it for defense, as a crossbow bold suddenly deflected from it and pushed Leila back.

    The force behind that shot was actually so strong that it knocked the girl back, making her fall on her behind clumsily. “Guh…!” She could only hope that Akeya was able to follow what was going on and would strike as well. Whoever was hiding in those trees, they clearly were not friendly. And Leila suddenly had her own problems to deal with, as one of the animals got spooked and automatically went into a defensive mode as well. Even if magical, these beings were still feral and largely driven by instinct rather than calculated thoughts.

    And because of that, it attacked. Or at least it tried it. The vines from its body would extend and try to impale the girl, but another green flash suddenly flew out of the bushes, from the same direction Leila leaped out of. A blur of green and pink… that was enough to tell the wolf girl what just happened. A rather strangely colored wolf appeared out of nowhere and got behind Leila and the deer, its growl making the creature back away quickly instead of following through with its attack. “Melon!” It was Leila’s companion wolf that followed her here, probably looking for its owner who was taking her sweet time returning home from the city she was just meant to visit for a short while.

    The little green and pink pup was honestly amazing. Thanks to a magically formed bond between the two, Melon was able to track Leila even across even different worlds. And now, she arrived just in time to save its owner from harm. Speaking of which, Leila got up to her feet again as well, quickly looking back in the direction from which the bolt came. She was hoping that Akeya managed to get whoever it was in that moment, but couldn’t rightly confirm anything in this darkness and with so much going on. Even as nature itself whispered to her, there was just too much information to sift through in that short amount of time.

    The only thing she knew for sure from all that just happened was that they finally found at least one of the poachers. No animal could fire a crossbow like that. And with Melon’s arrival, it also seemed that the other present creatures were rather reluctant to do anything, most of them trying to run away and not get involved in any shape or form. Something that played right into their plans, as Leila had no desire to fight the local wildlife and they would need space to fight t bandits anyway, if more were to show up. Or if the one from the trees were not down yet.


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    Post by Akeya 12th March 2018, 2:21 pm

    As Leila mentioned that the night was fortunate regardless of how it came to be Akeya nodded in agreement. While it was good to know why things happened it was safe to say that they had hours and hours of night to work with, which meant that even if the question itself was interesting in this scenario it could be seen as redundant. Instead it would be better to focus on the task at hand and deal with the question at a later time, when they weren't trying to capture and/or disable some people who definitely didn't want to be caught, in an area where they could encounter multiple hostile creatures. While the dragoness was somewhat depending on Leila to make sure the creatures of the wild wouldn't attack them that didn't mean she didn't count such a wild place as at least somewhat threatening.

    Although hearing the laughter following Leila's comment on being dependent on Akeya had the dragoness blinking once before she smirked slightly. She had thought her latest companion calm enough that she wouldn't be bothered by being reliant on the shadow dragon to lead the way through the night, but it looked like she was somewhat nervous after all. Which was good, since it would help her stay on her toes in foreign and possibly hostile territory. "I'll make sure you don't get lost." She tried to reassure the canine woman. It would be bad for her own reputation if someone of a level of fame such as a Wizard Saint got lost while Akeya was acting as the scout.

    The actual journey through the teeming forest went smoothly, once they had found a trail moving at a decent pace while Akeya made sure they didn't get lost. The darkness was no barrier for her, since it was no magically created darkness meant to block the sight of even a dragon of shadows. It was only when they began to encounter potential threats that things became difficult again, and then it became a lot more hectic very quickly.

    Akeya agreed with the assessment of evasion being the better choice, since she herself preferred minimizing interactions with unknown variables such as creatures of which she couldn't be sure whether they'd act as allies or enemies. However then Leila alarmed her, the dragoness quickly scanning their surroundings before finally spotting what Leila had already noticed: there was something hidden about, something aside from themselves and the vine-like deer. It was still a distance away, but it was closer to the deer and it had the air of something dangerous. A poacher? Most likely, unless it was some other kind of predator that had happened to encounter this group of deer... but most predators wouldn't attack a whole group on their own, and Akeya couldn't sense anyone else. Maybe there were several, but only one of them had given themselves away? A possible threat...

    The dragoness herself would have carefully waited to see what would happen, try to gather more information and then make a decision, but her partner for this job wasn't quite as paranoid as she was. While Akeya was still trying to figure out what that strange music was (it had an alluring tone to it, but the magic contained in the song couldn't get a hold on Akeya's mind, being too different from the simplistic mind most animals possessed. Animals might be easy to control, but humans and those of a similar level of intelligence and complexity certainly weren't) the canine woman was already charging forward, moving in front of the deer to block... a crossbow bolt? It looked like the time for caution was over if they were already being shot at. Granted it was more probable that Leila had been protecting the deer, but either way...

    Like a shadow Akeya shot forward, sliding through the forest soundlessly and invisibly as the night was her personal realm. The music had stopped as the player had become aware of the presence of others, and the rustling of the leafs indicated that the player wasn't planning to stay in one spot. Akeya moved until the forest was a blur, until she was close enough to see who she was dealing with. A woman, one containing some impressive magic, wielding both a flute and a crossbow. So the poachers had someone who would use magic and music to lure the animals in, so they could be easily captured... that'd certainly help keep the magical pets they were selling in a magical state. How long would the charming effect contained in the music last? With this woman's magic, probably quite a while.

    But Akeya wasn't an animal, and she wasn't going to be charmed.

    The woman wasn't stupid, not fleeing blindly, but the only threat she had noticed so far was Leila, who was with the deer still. Another wolf quickly arrived, one with a very unusual colour scheme (was that... paint? Akeya couldn't tell, but the wolf certainly caught the eye with that explosive hue), but Akeya was still hidden in the shadows, and she only had to wait until... yes, the woman took the time to reload her crossbow, thinking she was far enough away from Leila and the deer that she'd be able to react in time if they tried to close the distance in the time she needed to reload.

    A claw shot out from the shadows covering the crossbow, slicing the string clean in half. The woman screamed out in pain, unable to prevent it as suddenly the tightly wound strings lashed out like whips and sliced into her arms. While she had protected forearms those weren't meant for this kind of situation. In the tiny opening that was created by the woman's surprise and involuntary flinching two black claws arose from lower and sliced the woman's legs, near the ankles to sever the tendons. Without those the woman couldn't fold her legs any more, so after some struggling she fell to her knees.

    Still, the woman was tough. Akeya had managed to slash her tendons, but as with all powerful creatures and mages she was tougher than she appeared, and it looked like she could still move her legs somewhat... the dragoness didn't cut deeply enough. Well, no matter. The surprise attack had left deep enough a wound that the poacher couldn't hope to get away, and Akeya still had the utter darkness of night and a very overgrown forest to make her nigh-impossible to find. The woman was struggling to get back upright while simultaneously holding a dagger in case Akeya tried anything else, leaving the assassin with little choice but to stay at a little distance for now while she occasionally threw a shadow dagger at the woman to force her off balance and keep her from standing up. She could finish this by her own, but she wanted to take the poacher alive and it'd be easier if she had some kind of distraction... And that dagger her target was holding looked like it was enchanted, so she couldn't just rely on her shadow form to avoid being struck either. Even with her legs mostly disabled and her crossbow disabled this hunter was still making things difficult, at least as long as Akeya was trying to minimize the damage. Those tendons could be healed, but deeper wounds could pose a fatal risk. And somewhat ironically for an assassin Akeya had learned that capturing people alive was just a lot better than killing them, at least as long as you were working for the good people.

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    Post by Leila Vergious 12th March 2018, 4:51 pm



    Leila Vergious Golden Phoenix A-Rank

    Dragons were always something amazing in Leila’s eyes. But it was combat where all things could shine in the greatest of lights, or bathe in the bloodiest of baths. While the silver-haired girl was getting back up on her own two feet, her enhanced senses coming in the form of wolf ears on top of her head could easily identify that something was happening in the trees nearby. A clash between two individuals that were both determined to get out of here alive and with their mission a success. It was also moments like these that the girl was most glad for a powerful ally. Especially with her magic still mostly gone.

    Aside from a rather clear manipulation of shadows and her own body, Akeya didn’t actually show many of her skills yet. But that was something perfectly natural, as it was unwise to reveal your cards until the very end or as necessary. That said, Leila fully believed that her companion could take the enemy on without any trouble. And as she listened to the events nearby happening, she confirmed that she had placed her faith in the correct person. It also sounded quite clear that the dragoness wasn’t exactly going to hold back just to make sure the enemy remains with minimal injuries.

    All that mattered was that the prey survives, so it can be taken to authorities that will pass a proper judgment. Well… Leila did not mind. While she herself always tried to hold back when fighting sentient opponents, she would never stop others from doing whatever they wanted. Everyone was their own person and they all had their own styles. So who was she to judge that based on her own beliefs? For now, she just prepared herself for any other possible incoming projectile. Though it quickly became apparent that there was no need for that. She could see it in the distance, between the trees.

    Was that… Pied Piper?! She had heard of the female bandit few times in the past. Due to her close work with magic council and Rune Knights, Leila was quite familiar with the big names of the underworld. This one being one of them. Now the music they heard before made perfect sense. Not that she had an ability to really play her instrument and control the animals now. That said, she still had some energy left in her, and that was a bit troublesome. Though her attention was fully focused on Akeya, much like it was on Leila prior. And that was the last mistake she would make today. Probably…

    Putting her blade back into its sheath, she would instead take the whole contraption. And with a swift movement, the sword in its metallic case bent and transformed into a bow. Arrows from pure magical energy were also easy enough to form. And at the moment Piper had the smallest chance to react, the girl would fire. And in no time at all, the arrow would stick itself in the enemy’s shoulder with ease. It was rather precisely aimed despite the darkness that was surrounding them. The feral senses Leila at least partially possessed were truly useful in these situations.

    The pain caused by this, together with all the other injuries, was great enough for the bandit leader to drop her enchanted dagger. And that was the perfect moment for Akeya to strike again and finish the job. Since Leila had perfect faith in her companion to do just fine against an enemy who could barely move and no longer had any means of self-defense, she would transform the bow back into its original state and return it to her back. Looking around, pretty much all of the vine deer also ran away during the chaos, not wanting to have to do anything with this situation. She did not blame them.

    Once all was done, she’d come closer and approach her partner. “This is a so-called Pied Piper. She is a fairly known face of the underworld, as she managed to slip by Rune Knights many times now. The fact you managed to catch her off-guard probably sealed our victory. She must be the leader of the gang that is causing trouble here, which is gonna make things much easier for us.” Looking around, the girl could not hear a thing, aside from noises generated by smaller critters and birds flying around. Nothing bigger was around anymore, though.

    If you cut off the head of an operation, the body will crumble. Or something like that. Without her and her magic to control the animals here, the rest of the bandits will fall apart. And lacking the power she has, Rune knights guarding the portal to this place will probably be enough to get them all once they try to return to Earthland.” Basically what the girl was saying to the dragoness right now was that their job was done, as they lucked out and managed to defeat the leader of the bandits with astonishing speed. It was rare for Leila to be done with her contract this fast.

    But at least that meant Akeya would not have to waste any more of her time here, either. As it was her task to begin with, so it was probably best to end it as soon as possible for her sake, rather than Leila’s. Honestly, the silver-haired girl did not care much for how long they would spend here. She had little to do without her magic to help with jobs and such. Scratching the back of her head, she would just nervously laugh. “Well, I hope I was at least of some use to you. Sorry that majority of the fight had to be left for you alone. I curse myself for being so weak right now.

    All the girl wanted was to have her magic back, so she could take part in teamwork properly again. She somewhat adored Akeya and really wanted to help out as much as she could. And while she did provide a much-needed distraction for Piper, she felt as if she had not done enough to deserve being here at all. Perhaps she was just too harsh at herself, but that was just who she was at the moment. Little did she know that she would not have to wait too long to get her magic back after this job. But for now, she just waited for the dragon girl’s reaction, which hopefully would be more positive rather than negative.
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    Dragons were always something amazing in Leila’s eyes. But it was combat where all things could shine in the greatest of lights, or bathe in the bloodiest of baths. While the silver-haired girl was getting back up on her own two feet, her enhanced senses coming in the form of wolf ears on top of her head could easily identify that something was happening in the trees nearby. A clash between two individuals that were both determined to get out of here alive and with their mission a success. It was also moments like these that the girl was most glad for a powerful ally. Especially with her magic still mostly gone.

    Aside from a rather clear manipulation of shadows and her own body, Akeya didn’t actually show many of her skills yet. But that was something perfectly natural, as it was unwise to reveal your cards until the very end or as necessary. That said, Leila fully believed that her companion could take the enemy on without any trouble. And as she listened to the events nearby happening, she confirmed that she had placed her faith in the correct person. It also sounded quite clear that the dragoness wasn’t exactly going to hold back just to make sure the enemy remains with minimal injuries.

    All that mattered was that the prey survives, so it can be taken to authorities that will pass a proper judgment. Well… Leila did not mind. While she herself always tried to hold back when fighting sentient opponents, she would never stop others from doing whatever they wanted. Everyone was their own person and they all had their own styles. So who was she to judge that based on her own beliefs? For now, she just prepared herself for any other possible incoming projectile. Though it quickly became apparent that there was no need for that. She could see it in the distance, between the trees.

    Was that… Pied Piper?! She had heard of the female bandit few times in the past. Due to her close work with magic council and Rune Knights, Leila was quite familiar with the big names of the underworld. This one being one of them. Now the music they heard before made perfect sense. Not that she had an ability to really play her instrument and control the animals now. That said, she still had some energy left in her, and that was a bit troublesome. Though her attention was fully focused on Akeya, much like it was on Leila prior. And that was the last mistake she would make today. Probably…

    Putting her blade back into its sheath, she would instead take the whole contraption. And with a swift movement, the sword in its metallic case bent and transformed into a bow. Arrows from pure magical energy were also easy enough to form. And at the moment Piper had the smallest chance to react, the girl would fire. And in no time at all, the arrow would stick itself in the enemy’s shoulder with ease. It was rather precisely aimed despite the darkness that was surrounding them. The feral senses Leila at least partially possessed were truly useful in these situations.

    The pain caused by this, together with all the other injuries, was great enough for the bandit leader to drop her enchanted dagger. And that was the perfect moment for Akeya to strike again and finish the job. Since Leila had perfect faith in her companion to do just fine against an enemy who could barely move and no longer had any means of self-defense, she would transform the bow back into its original state and return it to her back. Looking around, pretty much all of the vine deer also ran away during the chaos, not wanting to have to do anything with this situation. She did not blame them.

    Once all was done, she’d come closer and approach her partner. “This is a so-called Pied Piper. She is a fairly known face of the underworld, as she managed to slip by Rune Knights many times now. The fact you managed to catch her off-guard probably sealed our victory. She must be the leader of the gang that is causing trouble here, which is gonna make things much easier for us.” Looking around, the girl could not hear a thing, aside from noises generated by smaller critters and birds flying around. Nothing bigger was around anymore, though.

    If you cut off the head of an operation, the body will crumble. Or something like that. Without her and her magic to control the animals here, the rest of the bandits will fall apart. And lacking the power she has, Rune knights guarding the portal to this place will probably be enough to get them all once they try to return to Earthland.” Basically what the girl was saying to the dragoness right now was that their job was done, as they lucked out and managed to defeat the leader of the bandits with astonishing speed. It was rare for Leila to be done with her contract this fast.

    But at least that meant Akeya would not have to waste any more of her time here, either. As it was her task to begin with, so it was probably best to end it as soon as possible for her sake, rather than Leila’s. Honestly, the silver-haired girl did not care much for how long they would spend here. She had little to do without her magic to help with jobs and such. Scratching the back of her head, she would just nervously laugh. “Well, I hope I was at least of some use to you. Sorry that majority of the fight had to be left for you alone. I curse myself for being so weak right now.

    All the girl wanted was to have her magic back, so she could take part in teamwork properly again. She somewhat adored Akeya and really wanted to help out as much as she could. And while she did provide a much-needed distraction for Piper, she felt as if she had not done enough to deserve being here at all. Perhaps she was just too harsh at herself, but that was just who she was at the moment. Little did she know that she would not have to wait too long to get her magic back after this job. But for now, she just waited for the dragon girl’s reaction, which hopefully would be more positive rather than negative.


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    Akeya
    Akeya

    Twilight Dragon


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    Post by Akeya 21st March 2018, 3:21 pm

    It was better to catch the target alive than to kill them, as those who sided with the legal part of Fiore thought it better to execute someone officially than to kill them in darkness. But that didn't take away the fact that it made the task more difficult, or at least more bothersome. Her target had nearly no chance of escaping this place, as her legs had already been taken out. Mage or not, unless she possessed a magic to heal herself or an ability that allowed her to move without relying on her muscles she wouldn't be able to escape. The only chances the hunter had at this point were to try and defeat both Akeya and Leila, which was very unlikely... but still she didn't give up, her eyes wary and her grip on her enchanted dagger steady as she waited for an opportunity to strike as Akeya. The dragoness wasn't going to give her the opportunity, since she could afford to be patient, but she didn't want to be stuck here for too long waiting for the crippled poacher to drop her guard.

    Which was why she was grateful when Leila recovered from blocking the bolt and went through the trouble of returning the favour with a magical projectile. While Pied Piper had been able to focus on a single enemy, as elusive as the assassin might be, the arrow came out of the blue for her and before she could do more than tense it was already buried in her shoulder, Her sinews tearing and her muscles seizing up before the dagger loosened in her grip. And that was the only opening that Akeya needed.

    Credit where credit was due, even now the poacher was trying to recover. However at this point she simply had run out of luck, as before she could tighten her grip on her enchanted dagger once more and overcome the pain of being shot in the shoulder, a pain which she hadn't been anticipating and thus hadn't been able to defend against, Akeya was already right in front of her and kicked her squarely in the torso, turning into a shadow and flashing forward even as Pied Piper fell backwards from the force of the blow. Threads of darkness materialized between Akeya's clawed hands, wrapping around the woman's throat and choking her: the kick had driven the air out of her lungs, and now she was being held up by the threads, ensuring that she wouldn't be able to hold on for any longer even as she tried to claw at the dark threads with her good arm.

    Akeya held the threads until the struggling stopped, then loosened her grip enough for Pied Piper to fall onto the ground, after which the dragoness placed two fingers on the woman's forehead to check whether she truly was unconscious. Once she was certain that the target was incapacitated the shadow threads disappeared, leaving Akeya to exhale slowly once, letting the tension flow out of her. It hadn't been a very difficult fight, as her partner had done a very good job serving as the threat that kept the poacher distracted until Akeya could land the critical strike that crippled the poacher and ensured their success. However it had still been a short moment of precision and tension, where she had to keep the poacher off balance without giving her the opportunity to strike Akeya in return. While the dragoness wasn't so feeble that a single hit would be enough to finish her, she preferred to take zero wounds if it was possible.

    She nodded when Leila approached and identified the target. Akeya had heard of Pied Piper, although she hadn't known enough about the woman to be able to recognize her on sight. It was the canine woman's explanation which reminded the dragoness. Well, all that meant was that aside from stopping the poaching they had also managed to catch a high profile target.

    "The Magic Council will be happy that we managed to take her out then. And yes, without her the poaching will most likely stop, as the ability to charm and control animals isn't so common, especially with such power that you can charm magical creatures like those that live here. Without her to subdue the animals the poachers will either become a lot easier to deal with or they'll cut their losses and go somewhere else." To capture all those involved might have been the best outcome, but this would be sufficient. If the Magic Council wanted Akeya to hunt them all down one by one they could just give her that job as well, since the current job only told her to make sure the poaching would come to a halt.

    As Leila spoke with some embarrassment about her own contribution Akeya shrugged, glancing around before returning her sharp emerald gaze to the lupine woman. "You did enough. If you hadn't drawn her attention she might have been able to avoid my first strike, and then while I kept her busy you created the opening I needed to safely finish the fight." It was true that Akeya had done most of the fighting, but Leila had certainly played a big role, twice creating the opening Akeya needed. "We both did our part, and it was good enough. Although I do hope you will regain control over your magic soon, as I'd like to see what you're capable of when you're at full power." Akeya made a motion towards the unconscious Pied Piper, the woman's own shadow seemingly swallowing her until there was nothing left, with no sign of the poacher having been harmed in the process.

    The dragoness meanwhile placed a scaled and clawed hand on Leila's shoulder for a moment before motioning back towards where they came from. "But let's return now. The other poachers are unimportant, and the sooner we bring proof that we took out the most important figure the happier the higher ups will be."

    (Sorry for late reply, stuff got busy again. Can end thread here since main objective has been completed?)

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    Post by Leila Vergious 24th March 2018, 2:26 am



    Leila Vergious Golden Phoenix A-Rank

    Running over to where Akeya was finishing the job, Leila easily noticed how it was all going. And for a brief moment, she actually felt kinda bad for the Piper. After all, the beat-down she was receiving seemed pretty cruel. Especially with the deep cuts in her body and a good bit of choking at the end. That said, the girl also quickly realized how she, herself, was often finishing her enemies in the past. She would never take another’s life, that she swore to herself. But some opponents would require a bit of beating before they would finally give up or at least faint.

    Broken bones or somewhat mangled bodies were awfully common, really. It was this fact that made her scratch the back of her head nervously. It has actually been a good while since the girl was in a situation where she would have to beat her opponent that bad, it completely slipped her mind. Something that only pointed to how her life has been going. No power in her grasp and missions that were more about talking than anything else. It made her yearn for what she used to have, what she used to do. Perhaps once she would regain her powers, she would try to return to that life of excitement behind every corner.

    But now was no time to think about that, regretfully. Just one simple sigh would escape from the wolf girl before she smiled at Akeya again. “Yes, and the reward for her capture should be fairly generous as well. There is probably still a good amount of poachers around, but as you said, they will not know what to do without their leader. The animals could very well take care of them now. But if they don’t, I’ll make sure to hunt them down later on. Perhaps with you by my side again as well.” Grinning slightly, the girl tossed an obvious wish to work again at the dragon female.

    She had already admitted to her love for dragons, but that was not the only reason why she would want to work with this specific individual again. Akeya was a bit of a mystery, but she seemed to be a decent person at the core. Becoming acquaintances, or perhaps even friends later down the line would be something that could only benefit them both, surely. What would happen then was yet to be decided, obviously, but Leila was indeed looking forward to the possible future of these two working together to accomplish whatever goals they might have, or to conquer whatever walls will be built in their path.

    And when she was somewhat praised for doing enough for this contract to be successfully completed, she would blush once again as well, averting her gaze to the side for the last time today. “Haha, thank you… I really wasn’t sure if I would be of any use at all with my powers sealed. But a good portion of that is thanks to Melon, too. He deserves some praise as well.” Saying that, the green and pink wolf wound suddenly emerged from the bushes and sit down next to the lupine girl, who knelt down and stroked her pet behind the ears.

    Akeya was right. They all did their part, including the savior wolf who appeared later to save the day. And that was just how teamwork was. Some tasks were just too difficult to accomplish on one’s own, so playing your part and your part alone was no shame. Not one of them did “too little” or “too much”. They did however much was required for the mission to be a success. And the girl was very grateful for a partner that understood that, as she had met many mages in the past that would fall into depression when they would happen to fall behind Leila, who was sometimes the strongest one in the team.

    Regardless, their job here was done. The wolf girl observed as their target was slowly pulled into the shadows, seemingly stored in some sort of pocked dimension or just the shadows themselves for ease of transportation. Some abilities were just convenient, weren’t they? When the clawed hand was placed on Leila’s shoulder, she would stare at the dragon in surprise, but then smile warmly. “Yes, let us return. I think I had plenty of adventure for one day without the option of relying on my powers. Normally I would be able to just warp out of here.” Lamenting a smidgen, she would follow her partner toward the portal again.
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    Tags: @Akeya
    OOC: Gonna go make the job end request now, good job~
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    Running over to where Akeya was finishing the job, Leila easily noticed how it was all going. And for a brief moment, she actually felt kinda bad for the Piper. After all, the beat-down she was receiving seemed pretty cruel. Especially with the deep cuts in her body and a good bit of choking at the end. That said, the girl also quickly realized how she, herself, was often finishing her enemies in the past. She would never take another’s life, that she swore to herself. But some opponents would require a bit of beating before they would finally give up or at least faint.

    Broken bones or somewhat mangled bodies were awfully common, really. It was this fact that made her scratch the back of her head nervously. It has actually been a good while since the girl was in a situation where she would have to beat her opponent that bad, it completely slipped her mind. Something that only pointed to how her life has been going. No power in her grasp and missions that were more about talking than anything else. It made her yearn for what she used to have, what she used to do. Perhaps once she would regain her powers, she would try to return to that life of excitement behind every corner.

    But now was no time to think about that, regretfully. Just one simple sigh would escape from the wolf girl before she smiled at Akeya again. “Yes, and the reward for her capture should be fairly generous as well. There is probably still a good amount of poachers around, but as you said, they will not know what to do without their leader. The animals could very well take care of them now. But if they don’t, I’ll make sure to hunt them down later on. Perhaps with you by my side again as well.” Grinning slightly, the girl tossed an obvious wish to work again at the dragon female.

    She had already admitted to her love for dragons, but that was not the only reason why she would want to work with this specific individual again. Akeya was a bit of a mystery, but she seemed to be a decent person at the core. Becoming acquaintances, or perhaps even friends later down the line would be something that could only benefit them both, surely. What would happen then was yet to be decided, obviously, but Leila was indeed looking forward to the possible future of these two working together to accomplish whatever goals they might have, or to conquer whatever walls will be built in their path.

    And when she was somewhat praised for doing enough for this contract to be successfully completed, she would blush once again as well, averting her gaze to the side for the last time today. “Haha, thank you… I really wasn’t sure if I would be of any use at all with my powers sealed. But a good portion of that is thanks to Melon, too. He deserves some praise as well.” Saying that, the green and pink wolf wound suddenly emerged from the bushes and sit down next to the lupine girl, who knelt down and stroked her pet behind the ears.

    Akeya was right. They all did their part, including the savior wolf who appeared later to save the day. And that was just how teamwork was. Some tasks were just too difficult to accomplish on one’s own, so playing your part and your part alone was no shame. Not one of them did “too little” or “too much”. They did however much was required for the mission to be a success. And the girl was very grateful for a partner that understood that, as she had met many mages in the past that would fall into depression when they would happen to fall behind Leila, who was sometimes the strongest one in the team.

    Regardless, their job here was done. The wolf girl observed as their target was slowly pulled into the shadows, seemingly stored in some sort of pocked dimension or just the shadows themselves for ease of transportation. Some abilities were just convenient, weren’t they? When the clawed hand was placed on Leila’s shoulder, she would stare at the dragon in surprise, but then smile warmly. “Yes, let us return. I think I had plenty of adventure for one day without the option of relying on my powers. Normally I would be able to just warp out of here.” Lamenting a smidgen, she would follow her partner toward the portal again.


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