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A Story of Sun and Ice
Leila Vergious and Sorano Granon
17,000 words per player
20 monster dice rolls
Get rid of the human settlers on the planet, through any means necessary
An anonymous letter has been sent to Leila Vergious and Sorano Granon, begging them for help with the current situation on Kosetsu:
Today we contact you in a time of great peril, and you may be the only ones who can stop the destruction of our planet. I am a single mere creature upon the planet of Kosetsu, but there are so, so many more of us. And we are in danger. Your people - yes, the humans of Earthland have settled upon our planet's surface. While we are generally a peaceful planet willing to accept the presence of other organisms, these humans have not treated our planet well.
Kosetsu is known for our warm ice and snow, but the settlers have been harvesting these resources and shipping them back to Earthland, building harmful magical portals that cause terrible disturbances on our planet. Their magic and technology interferes with our atmosphere and ethernanos amount as well, causing the planet to cool rapidly. As we are accustomed to warm snow, many of our kind and other species on Kosetsu are dying off.
As I know you are powerful people with some sort of authority on Earthland, I beg of you on behalf of Kosetsu: Please get rid of this threat. We no longer care how you do it, as our lives are at stake.
Thank you, and sincerely,
A representative of Kosetsu"
You must go to Kosetsu, and rid the planet of these invasive settlers as fast as you can, through any means necessary.
Scouts(x10): Scouts are swift, small mages who are equipped each with a set of poisonous darts and a limber bow and arrows. Specializing in poison magics, these mages are able to spread a poisonous infection everywhere they touch. Beware their grip, as they can deal damage extended over a period of time with their poisonous fingers. However, while they are extremely fast and deadly, these enemies are glass cannons, easier to take down once hit. They deal S-ranked damage.
If approaching diplomatically, these people are skittish and will not trust easily. Trained to always be on alert, they will take a lot of careful and honest(-sounding) talking to get through to.
Guards(x5): Guards are in charge of defending the settlement, and making sure no one gets into the camp or the areas where the ice is being harvested and transported. They specialize in metal and stone magics, able to form almost impenetrable armor and create monolithical stone structures in a single movement. Many of their spells are area of effect, dealing damage over a large area with their big attacks. They also each hold a large sword or gun. They deal H ranked damage.
If approaching diplomatically, these mages are stubborn and will take wheedling and possibly bribing to get past. Most do not particularly want to be here, but are loyal mercenaries that want that cash, so appeal to their greed!
Commanders(x3): Commanders are in charge of keeping order in this place, and most often use body-transformation or summon magic, allowing them to have a wide range of control. Each commander will have with them two clones or two summons at their command, allowing them to come at you from all sides. Wily and experienced, they will certainly be hard to beat. Each attack deals H-X ranked damage, and most carry a weapon of some sort.
If approaching diplomatically, these mages are very intellectual. Using logic and common sense is the best way to get through to them, and they will be reasonable if you are convincing enough.
The CEO: At the head of the whole operation is the CEO, an unnamed woman who honestly looks like your typical office worker. However, she has the entire settlement and the air within the space completely under her control, and is capable of manipulating every bit of it, explaining how she could make such powerful portals and prevent the Kosetsu residents from rebelling. She is intelligent, and has senses that can detect you anywhere on her turf. She deals X rank damage.
If approaching diplomatically, she will only back down when it is clear she has no way of winning, and is given good alternatives for her industry on Kosetsu.
155k, and fame and love all over Kosetsu for getting rid of the humans. A nice chunk of warm, soft, non-melting ice to take home as a souvenir as well!
Instantly, the cashier looked up, eyes lighting up with a spark of recognition at the sight of the unlikely guild master. “Oh, Sorano-chan!” Speaking affectionately, the Midian woman instantly began moving around the dispensers and ingredients. “Same as always?”
“Oh, yes please,” responded Sorano, nodding sincerely at the woman. Having been a staple in her life ever since moving to Magnolia, the founder of the boba store was the closest thing she had to a mother figure here. Although the two knew very little about each other, they had often conversed several times in the past when the letter mage had discovered the store. Sitting at the counter bar, Sorano watched the elderly woman work, agilely moving around the machines and scooping small spoonfuls of syrup and lychee jelly into the plastic cup. “So, how is guild master life treating you? You haven’t stopped by in almost half a year – life must be busy for you, yes? You look tired.” As always, the boba lady started off the conversation with a kind question, Sorano nodding slowly along.
“Yeah, it’s a little stressful. There’s always something else to be done, definitely a full-time job. More requests have been coming in as well, but it’s hard to keep on the good side of the Magic Council after what happened to the guild last year.” Not mentioning that the guild was performing illegal jobs as well, she explained things as simply as possible to the older woman, depositing a handful of jewels on the table after receiving the drink. “Now what about you? I’m sorry I haven’t stopped by lately, but you seem to be doing as well as always.” She plunged the straw through the plastic covering, and took a sip. The bubble to milk tea ratio was perfect as always, and the addition of the lychee jelly she so loved fit the taste as wonderfully as always. Definitely her favorite drink to have when just relaxing and enjoying things – the weather had been warming up too, and the cooler drink shops were getting business again.
“We’re doing great, thank you for asking! We’ve added many more items to our menu as well, you may want to give them a try sometime as well, yes?” The letter mage blinked, pulling the laminated sheet to her. “Oh my, you’ve added half a page. I’m impressed you could come up with that many.” While her voice was monotonous as always, it was rare for her to give out praise, no matter how polite it was. It was hard for her to see the positive points when she tended to see things from an objective point of view. As a result, the boba lady would start for a moment, face blanking out in surprise before her expression creased back out into a benevolent smile. “Thank you, Sorano-chan. It helps that one of our favorite customers is the guild master herself.” Ah… Had her reputation really spread so much? In the past, when she told someone that she was the guild master of Fairy Tail, they wouldn’t believe her. In fact, she had assumed that many still thought that Fairy Tail was led by Heero or Kanix – the fact that people were getting to know her name was surprisingly fresh information to her.
Letting out a contented sigh, the letter mage relaxed with another sip of the tea. Opening her mouth to say something else, the door would suddenly burst open, a young boy of about twelve standing in the entrance. “I-Is Sorano Granon of Fairy Tail in here? Please! There’s an urgent letter for her!” Instantly, the letter mage whirled around in her seat, boba nearly slipping from her fingers. “Ah… Yes, I am Sorano. What is it?” She could see the boy’s expression growing uncertain the minute he set eyes on her fragile frame and short height, a frown spreading across his face.
“You? Seriously?” Incredulity was obvious in his voice as the boy’s eyes widened, pointing a finger at the girl before him that was only a few years older.
“Yes, child, this girl is in fact the guild master of Fairy Tail.” The boba lady smiled at him, setting down the glass in her hand. “I’ve known her since she joined the guild, trust me on this one, yes?” Although her tone was lighthearted, there was an expression in her seemingly smiling eyes that spoke of that famed Midi passive aggressiveness. Recognizing the expression, the delivery boy gulped, and held out the letter. “Sorry, Miss Granon, here’s the letter. Sorry for the interruption.” Quickly, he left with his head down, and the letter mage would raise an eyebrow at the elderly woman.
“Oh, go on and read your little letter, will you?” Waving away Sorano’s expression, she went back to polishing the glasses. With a shake of her head, the letter mage obliged, flipping it open. It was skimmed through in only a second or so with her abilities, but surprise would fill her gaze as she read it again. Kosetsu residents asking for her help? This was rather unexpected, but seemed like something right up her alley. However, no payment was mentioned, which she frowned at. Still, if she was one of the only people called to action, perhaps there would be something for her as well.
Standing, she waved at the boba lady, taking her own cup. “See you, I’ve got a job thrown my way. Hopefully I can come back again soon.” With a cheerful farewell at her back, Sorano would move out. This time, going by herself would be sufficient. No need to get Hoshi tangled up in this mess – she was busy enough with her delivery service as it was. Seeing as the letter suggested other mages, she would wait at the Wakusei Portals for someone else to join her…
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