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    The Tome Tussle

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    Leona Jarnefeldt

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    Guild : Silver Wolf
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    Experience : 4475

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    Character Name: Leona Jarnefeldt
    Primary Magic: Wind Strike Magic
    Secondary Magic: Wind Summon Magic

    The Tome Tussle

    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt on Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:52 am

    Wearing a white t-shirt and desert camouflage shorts with boots, Leona carried her backpack of supplies and wore her Argent Gloves. She carried her ram dao because she had heard this job would involve combat. That was right up the blonde's alley. She entered the outskirts of Shirotsume, a town that was reminiscent of Hosenka, only it was located in a mountainous area. She paused in front of a large mansion with an old-fashioned "torii" gate and old-fashioned stone walls surrounding it... inside were numerous cherry blossom trees lining a paved pathway to the mansion doorstep.

    Standing just inside the gate was a young woman wearing a white kimono with a delicate pink floral pattern. Leona had never seen a kimono before, but her father Samuel had told her about them. They were old-fashioned garments popular in this region. Leona made eye contact with the young woman, who wore white makeup that made her look almost like a doll. The latter noticed Leona and began walking towards her... not sure what else to do, Leona walked to meet her.

    "You are Miss Jarnefeldt of Silver Wolf, yes?" The young woman asked. She had jet-black hair hanging down to her waist and had brown eyes.

    "Yes. I'm Leona Jarnefeldt of Silver Wolf." Leona replied in the affirmative, showing her guild tattoo so that the young woman would have proof of her identity. Once the young woman saw it, she nodded and Leona rolled up her sleeve. The dark-haired woman then gave her a small bow.

    "I am Kumiko, a humble servant of Mister Burke. He is a prosperous merchant with business dealings across all of Earthland. He is also a scientist who focuses on designing armor. Perhaps you have heard of him?" Kumiko asked.

    "I'm afraid not. Sorry." Leona admitted to the young woman.

    "Oh? Do not worry, for there are more pressing matters to discuss. You see, he has hired you and a Miss Eventide of the guild Fairy Tail for a special job. Mister Burke will tell you the details himself. Please, follow me." Kumiko requested. Leona wordlessly complied. She wondered where "Miss Eventide" was.

    -Inside Mister Burke's mansion-

    Leona had taken off her boots at the door and had left them there on a special mat. Leona had also handed her ram dao and knife to a muscular male servant in some kind of red high-tech armor who requested that she leave her weapons with him and assured her that they would be taken care of. Leona complied and was escorted into the presence of Mister Burke, a blond man with quite a bit of muscle. He sat at a low table and wore a three-piece black business suit. Standing in each corner were men bearing polearms who were clad in the same high-tech armor as the one who requested her weapons.

    "Mister Burke, I present to you Miss Leona Jarnefeldt of Silver Wolf. She is one of the mages you hired." Kumiko announced Leona's presence to the man, then bowed slightly at the waist. Leona followed suit.

    "Ah, Miss Jarnefeldt. I have heard much about you and your exploits. My sources tell me that you helped save the village of Wolfsmane in the Cursed Lands from a werewolf invasion. I was also informed that you killed the infamous serial killer Jacob Goodnight in Hargeon Town and stopped some cult activity in Beanstalk Village. Furthermore, you helped save the daughter of a dear friend of mine from Bladdi Maccoi and Mutura of the Sands in Desierto." Mister Burke listed but a few of her adventures.

    "Yes, Mister Burke. What your sources told you is true. I completed all of those jobs." Leona confirmed.

    "You were recommended by Mr. Wainwright, a friend of mine who lives in Lycan Woods. He said that you went to extraordinary lengths to retrieve his flesh-eating mares from a barbarian rabble and protect them until you could bring them to his home. You even braved Lycan Woods in the middle of the night. That is commendable." Mister Burke continued. Leona was surprised. Mr. Wainwright knew Mister Burke?

    "Do not worry, my dear. All of what I have heard about you has been good. That is why I have requested your assistance in this matter. As my faithful assistant Kumiko said, I would like to discuss details of a job with you and Miss Eventide of the guild Fairy Tail." He said to her.

    "Would you care for a drink, Miss Jarnefeldt?" The man asked.

    "As long as it isn't alcohol, I'd like something to drink, please." Leona replied.

    "You do not drink on the job? A professional, I see. I like that. Kumiko, please bring us some green tea." He requested. Kumiko bowed and went to get the drinks. Leona remained standing.

    "Please, have a seat. We will wait for your partner Miss Eventide before we discuss the details of my job." Mister Burke requested. Leona sat on the cushion that was provided for her by another young woman wearing a kimono. While waiting for the tea to arrive, she looked around the room they were in. Beautiful ink paintings decorated the walls and a suit of old armor was on display. Next to the armor was a collection of antique swords in their black scabbards.

    "I am a collector of antiques. I like to collect art, weapons, and armor from abroad. I find that old armor can inspire the new generation of personal protection." Mister Burke informed Leona.

    "Is the armor your guards wear part of the new generation, Mister Burke?" Leona politely asked him.

    "I see you have an eye for armor, Miss Jarnefeldt. To answer your question, it is the new generation and it is still in the prototype stages. I am working to improve it before I clear it for mass production." He replied. Moments later Kumiko came in bearing a tray with two small porcelain tea cups. Leona removed her Argent Gloves and set them beside her. She did not want to break her cup by mistake. Leona received her cup and carefully sat it on the low table in front of her.

    "Now, Miss Jarnefeldt. Please, share tea with me." He requested before taking a slow sip. Leona followed suit, slowly sipping the tea and being careful not to slurp. Drinking tea in such surroundings was a new experience for the blonde.

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    Character Name: Althea Eventide
    Primary Magic: Water Dragon Slayer
    Secondary Magic: Today's Forecast (WIP)

    Re: The Tome Tussle

    Post by RainCalamity on Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:55 pm

    althea eventide
    fairy tail ♢ b-rank

    Word Count: 844
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    Tagged: @Leona Jarnefeldt
    Muse: alright
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    Sorry that this post is so incredibly late ;-;
    Althea dangled her legs over the edge of the cliff kicking rhythmically as she stared at the base of the mountain.  It was a long way down, several jagged rocks that could easily gravely injure her below, but she wasn’t remotely spooked by heights.  She was in the process of doing two notable things she didn’t typically.  First off, instead of her usual uniform the blonde was dressed in a dark green sweatshirt, a plain black shirt worn under that.  She had on a pair of denim suspender shorts, but instead of resting on her shoulders where they belonged, the actual suspender part was handing by the young girl’s sides.  Of course she had her signature red bow on, but instead of shoes she only had on a pair of knee-high dirty socks.  But that connected back to the other atypical thing Althea was doing, climbing a mountain.

    Now, this wasn’t her first experience with the activity.  Far from it in fact seeing as she did so nearly everyday for a large part of her life.  Maybe that’s where her above average strength was developed, but there were probably several other factors besides basic mountain climbing involved.  Either way, the ribbon-wearing girl decided then would be an alright time to end her break, standing up from her place on the edge of the cliff and turning to face the wall of rock she was to ascend up next.  Althea felt the stone for a good foothold with her hand to start on, beginning her lengthy climb once she did so.  The lack of solid ground beneath her along with the sense of a growing distance just underneath her were familiar, even the fact that she chose to venture without any shoes added to the sense of nostalgia.  But the very mountains she was climbing were in fact new to her.  Althea’s were cold, snow-capped ones you would need more than a hoodie to brave, no one bothering to settle there due to the high peaks and constantly frigid temperature.  But this one’s temperature was more mild and a town was right on it.  In fact, close enough Althea could see it from where she was, Shirotsume.

    Of course, she could have taken a cart or train or really anything else to get there, but she would rather not get that incredibly sick.  And although she didn’t really enjoy mountain climbing itself, it let her hang around the mountains more, which she did enjoy.  But soon the water mage reached the old town, casually pulling herself onto the streets from the side of the cliff without much of a problem.  After that it was no problem guessing where her rich client might be.  The absolutely massive traditional Midi-style house easily stuck out from the.  When she approached it, before the kimono-wearing woman could even ask the slayer went ahead and answered the question.  “I’ve got business with the guy who owns this place!”  She said, the woman nodding in understanding before opening the door for her.

    “Ah, Miss Eventide, you have arrived.”  The lavishly dressed man sitting at the large table centered in the middle of the room.  “Yep, and you must be… Erm… Who are you again?” “You may call me Mr. Burke, I would be the one who contacted you to retrieve my stolen item.”  Althea nodded, allowing her gaze to wander around the room.  It was a kind of aesthetic she was familiar with from past experiences but not exactly used to.  But the body guards equipped in strange armor that appeared to be fairly “nifty” to the young girl helped freshen things up.  “Nice funky clothes, guys!”  She remarked out loud, grinning.  Apparently she assumed that it was some sort of fashion statement of sorts to equip people who worked for you in some kind of odd red armor.  But who could blame her, she couldn’t understand rich folk no matter how many times she worked for them.  But soon Mr. Burke soon politely cleared his throat to bring the ribbon-wearing wizard’s attention back to him.  “So, Ms. Eventide, as a Rising Star appointed by this country’s Magic Council I expect you’ll be performing quite fine during this job.”

    Althea first looked at the Burke fellow like he was off his rockers before a glint of realization entered her eyes.  “Oh right!  I am one of those!” She exclaimed, crossing her arms and nodding to herself in order to further assure the point.  Althea didn’t even really understand how she got the position, but she just guessed that she punched things hard enough that people noticed.  The slayer approached the table and plopped herself right next to the person she assumed would be going on the job with her.  After all, not many other woman in the mansion seemed to be the type who were permitted to go to work in a t-shirt and gloves.  “Hiya, I’m Althea, but Thea’s just fine too!  Nice to meet you!”  She exclaimed, bending down and extending her bandaged hand for the woman to shake.



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    Leona Jarnefeldt

    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Neutral Guild Ace- Character Application Approved!- Magic Application Approved!- Obtain A Secondary Magic!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Novice [250]- Summer Special Participant- Player -
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    Posts : 441
    Guild : Silver Wolf
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    Experience : 4475

    Character Sheet
    Character Name: Leona Jarnefeldt
    Primary Magic: Wind Strike Magic
    Secondary Magic: Wind Summon Magic

    Re: The Tome Tussle

    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt on Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:37 am

    Leona had finished her tea and carefully sat the tea cup down on the table when a blonde girl with a distinctive red ribbon in her hair came in and commented on the red armor of the guards. She was dressed in a dark green sweatshirt with a black shirt on underneath and wore a pair denim suspender shorts and dirty knee-high socks. Since she had a magic signature, she must have been Althea Eventide. Leona moved her Argent Gloves aside so that Althea could sit down.

    Leona took the extended bandaged hand and shook it. Althea looked delicate, but her magic signature indicated otherwise. She was at least as strong as Leona. Leona also heard that the Fairy Tail mage was a "Rising Star." From what she had read back in Silver Wolf Guild Hall during a lull in between her adventures, Leona learned that Rising Stars were mages who had served Earthland by performing numerous good deeds and were rewarded with the title by the Magic Council.

    "I'm Leona. Leona Jarnefeldt of Silver Wolf." Leona introduced herself to Althea. Since they were going to be working together, it was important to start off on the right note. Just because their guilds were officially allied with one another did not mean that the members of each guild were best friends. As Silver Wolf's Ace, Leona was willing to bridge the gap and try to get on good terms with members of each of the other two guilds that formed the alliance. Besides keeping the alliance going, it was good practice to make friends or at least good acquaintances who were willing to help her if the job went south.

    Leona did most of her jobs alone because she was used to working alone. However, she had started to take jobs with other mages to expand her list of contacts. Doing so was how she met Aura Sparks of Crystal Swan. Now she had met two Fairy Tail mages, Naomi Hana and Althea Eventide. As time passed Leona planned to expand her contacts even more.

    Right now she had to focus on the task at hand, and that was getting details from Mister Burke. Now that both the mages were here, perhaps it was time to ask him what it was they were hired to retrieve. She did not want to go charging into the wilderness without at least something to work with.

    "Mister Burke, what are the details of the job you hired us to do?" Leona politely asked their client and host.

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    Character Name: Althea Eventide
    Primary Magic: Water Dragon Slayer
    Secondary Magic: Today's Forecast (WIP)

    Re: The Tome Tussle

    Post by RainCalamity on Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:07 pm

    althea eventide
    fairy tail ♢ b-rank

    Word Count: 521
    Word Count Total: 1365/6000
    Tagged: @Leona Jarnefeldt
    Muse: decent
    Music: N/A

    ٩( ๑•̀o•́๑ )و
    Althea offered a grin to the other mage as they shook her hand.  She wasn’t aware beforehand who exactly she would be going on a job with, but it was nice to know it was someone in an allied guild!  Not that Althea really would’ve cared too much either way, but at least she had an excuse to get to know her.  After all, even she knew inter-guild relations were pretty important to all those involved and the slayer didn’t want to destroy her guild because she was rude to someone potentially important within Silver Wolf.  So, she promptly kneeled down next to the woman, positioned comfortably on a plush cushion.  “Before we properly begin, would one of you please get Ms. Eventide some green tea?”  Immediately, one of the several kinino-wearing servants disappeared before reappearing again and approached the short table with a small tray with a steaming cup of tea similar to Mr. Burke’s and Leona’s.  She placed it in front of Althea, the young girl giving her a nod of gratitude before picking up the cup in both hands and taking a hearty sip.  “Wow, this is great!  Thank you!”  The servant bowed before stepping away from the table, lining up against the wall with the rest of the servants to spectate.

    Mr. Burke nodded, appearing to be satisfied with Althea’s reception of the hot beverage. “Well now, I will begin briefing you two on your mission.”  He said, the water mage reflecting back on the fact that she usually skipped these things.  Usually she found them pretty tiring, but she didn’t mind sitting for a while and resting after climbing a mountain in a rather short amount of time.  “As you know, an item was stolen from me, something of great value to me personally.  It is a book passed down to me through my lineage, holding many of my family’s secrets, indeed it’s priceless.  Due to a lengthy investigation on my part, I have uncovered that the perpetrator of this crime was a master of stealth, the members of a nearby ninja clan.”  At this point the wealthy man placed his folded hands onto the wooden table, staring directly at the two.  “I need you to kill them.  All of them.  The more corpses the more I’ll be paying you.”  Althea continued sipping her green tea, keeping her royal blue eyes on the man.  She chose to stay silent, reasoning that there was probably more to say about it.

    And indeed, there was.  “However, do not be alarmed.  It is better this way, the book holds sacred information for no ones’ eyes for the Burke’s.  I have no idea what this clan will do with the information within it, but I don’t care to find out.  And don’t worry about being charged for any of the deaths, I’ve already spoken to the local authorities about it.”  At this point, Althea finished her tea, letting out a satisfying sigh and placing the cup on the table.  “Well, I’m fine with it.”  She said.  “I’ve killed plenty of people before so this time will probably be no different.”



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    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Neutral Guild Ace- Character Application Approved!- Magic Application Approved!- Obtain A Secondary Magic!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Novice [250]- Summer Special Participant- Player -
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    Guild : Silver Wolf
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    Experience : 4475

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    Character Name: Leona Jarnefeldt
    Primary Magic: Wind Strike Magic
    Secondary Magic: Wind Summon Magic

    Re: The Tome Tussle

    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt on Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:33 am

    Leona listened carefully to the client as he explained the details of the job. They were to find and exterminate a clan of ninjas who were determined to be responsible for the theft of a secret tome that belonged to the Burke family. He had spoken to the authorities and was assured that no crime would be committed when killing all the ninjas the pair of mages could find. Leona was interested in the reason why that was the case. She suspected that Mr. Burke either had some pull with the local government or that the ninjas posed a threat to everyone in Shirotsume and that the normal laws governing murder were relaxed when dealing with a clan of trained killers.

    "I can almost sense your reluctance, Miss Jarnefeldt. Do not worry about any legal consequences attached to killing them. The ninjas pose a threat to us all and thus the local government will not press charges, especially after a few officials were killed a year back. They also killed eight of my men and five innocent household staff when the tome was stolen. That thieving, murderous ninja rabble deserves nothing but death." Mr. Burke started off calmly before revealing a barely contained fury. Leona declined to press him for further information on the matter since it was clearly a sore spot with him. She would content herself with the knowledge that Silver Wolf would not get a black eye from her actions on this job.

    "I don't have any problem with killing. I've killed bandits in Desierto and in the Unknown Lands. They're just as murderous as these ninja, just a lot less subtle about it. Also, they don't just limit themselves to stealing books. Some bandit gangs are in tight with slavers." Leona said to him.

    "Then you know precisely how to deal with the ninjas. Do not try to reason with them because you will only be wasting your time. Let your weapons and magic do the talking. Force is the only language they understand." Mr. Burke encouraged her.

    "Do we need to know anything else about these ninja before we set out?" Leona asked. She had heard of ninja before because legends about them had spread far and wide, reaching even Nebdoui, Desierto. Her father told her fantastic stories about their use of abilities such as being able to walk on water or turning into animals to escape capture or to more easily gain entry into where they needed to go. Some were even masters of elemental magic, but they did not rely on magic and trickery alone to do their work. If pressed into combat, they could more than hold their own with combat styles specifically designed to take on multiple opponents.

    "Yes, Miss Jarnefeldt. Do not get complacent. You may be fighting their least experienced members at first, but do not think that all of them are so easily dealt with. You will also be fighting against ninja who are masters of both elemental magic and of the sword, to say nothing of more mundane weapons like kunai and shuriken." Mr. Burke warned the pair. Leona paid attention to this information. This would be the first time that Leona was going up against the legendary shadow warriors.

    "There are no stipulations on how you kill them, just so long as you do. Kill all of them you can find. If even one escapes, they will form a new clan and the problem will inevitably repeat itself." The client urged them. He was adamant about getting rid of them by any means necessary. Leona was glad that Aura Sparks was not here for this job because of her view on killing. Aura's viewpoint was not wrong because killing was not the answer to every problem, but some threats just could not be reasoned with. The ninja were one of them.

    They had already killed city officials and defenseless household staff, so no one was safe. Leona and Althea would make the area safe. The pair had been given carte blanche to kill ninja without fear of legal repercussions, so there was no need to worry about that. Althea had already stated that she had no problem with killing when it needed to be done. Now all that remained would be to find the ninja camp and clean it out, then retrieve the tome.

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