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    Mountain Mayhem

    Leona Jarnefeldt
    Leona Jarnefeldt

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    Lineage : Nemean Lion
    Position : Saint of Courage
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    Guild : Silver Wolf [Guild Master]
    Cosmic Coins : 40
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    Second Magic: Wind Summon Magic
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    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt 23rd September 2018, 1:07 pm

    Wearing a blue t-shirt with khaki cargo pants and boots, Leona carried her well-worn backpack and had her Nightshade Machete on her left hip. On her hands were the Argent Gloves that were seldom removed. The Guild Master's job was to find and kill a mountain lion responsible for a string of attacks on the residents of Mountain Village. Today she would be accompanied by Kitalpha Aurence, a member of Silver Wolf that the Guild Master had not seen in quite some time. The midday sun hovered in the sky as the village came within sight.

    Leona made the lengthy walk up the mountain and was greeted by the village's mayor, a middle-aged man wearing a black vest with a long-sleeved white shirt and brown pants with matching brown shoes. He was not the height of fashion, but he was reasonably well-dressed. He also wore a pair of brown-rimmed glasses perched on his nose.

    "Hi there, Miss. You must be Leona Jarnefeldt from Silver Wolf. I'm Kenneth, the mayor of Mountain Village." He greeted her.

    "Yes, Mayor. I'm Leona Jarnefeldt of the guild known as Silver Wolf." Leona repeated before showing her guild tattoo. He walked closer, pushed up his glasses, and looked at the tattoo. He nodded in approval and Leona lowered her shirt sleeve.

    "Great! As it said in the job notice, we've been having problems with a mountain lion. It's been sneaking into the village at night and attacking livestock. That wasn't much of a problem... until it developed a taste for human flesh. It's already killed five people in five consecutive nights and we're afraid that it'll kill more if we don't stop it quickly." Kenneth explained.

    "The town guard's been doing patrols and trying to keep everyone calm, but the lion seems to come in and out whenever it wants. The guards try their best, but they can't spot it in time before it claims a victim. That's why we called you and your friend for help." He added. Leona was starting to understand the gravity of the situation. A lion that had developed a taste for human flesh could be quite dangerous. Her father had once told her of a pair of lions that preyed on a Desierto village and killed two people every night for two months before they were finally stopped by a large hunting party hired by the village's chief to end the slaughter. Now Leona was faced with a man-eating lion of her own.

    "We'll find it and kill it before anyone else dies." Leona assured the mayor. Before she went tromping up the mountain, she would wait for Kitalpha to get here. There was no telling what else was waiting for her, so having a guildmate by her side would be a big help.

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    Kitalpha Aurence
    Kitalpha Aurence

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    Lineage : Kohl's Plague
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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence 24th September 2018, 4:40 pm

    It hadn't been long since the blonde warrioress had returned to the guild she had started calling home. Quite ironically, seeing as she had barely been there ever since their first guildmaster, Leila Vergious, had left the guild to return to Eden... permanently. The sudden announcement and inability to say goodbye had left a larger hole in the blonde's chest than she wished to admit, and in her inability to cope with the sudden loss had found no other way than to return to her old reclusive lifestyle. Unwilling to admit that her being a hermit was indeed not the best of things... she had only allowed herself to realise this after she happened to come face to face with her uncle Caleb. His, let's say, aggressive negotiations did manage to leave an impression on her, and in the end she realised she lacked so much more than she had bargained for. Including the lack of comrades and people to rely on. Something she needed to learn.

    It was thus that she had found herself on Silver Wolf's doorstep yet again, still a wolf by heart, despite her lacking presence. Unaware of the changes that had happened in her absence, she came to meet the new guildmaster, Leona Jarnefeldt, whom she could remember as a promising newcomer at the time. Showing she had been granted the title only strengthened that statement. And with it also Kitalpha's resolve. A new start with the new changes at the guild could only help her more in growing out of her comfort zone. Kitalpha was thus surprised that Leona had come and asked her to accompany her on a trip to Mountain Village, to check on a job request sent by the village. Only just settled in, Kitalpha hadn't doubted for a second and agreed, with the twosome having set out for the long trip to the village.

    For the trip Kitalpha had opted not to wear her usual golden armor, and instead wore a pair of black trousers, dito tank top with a long, almost trench coat-like black coat over it, and her hair pulled back in a loose ponytail that kept her long hair somewhat neatly during the journey. By the time they had reached the village Kitalpha found herself sauntering behind her guildmaster in an almost mechanical, easy-to-keep pace, her hands tucked within the pockets of her pants as she casually gazed at the few houses around them. She had to admit, having a travelling companion did solve her rather abysmal sense of direction. No matter how simple a place was to find, she just couldn’t find her way there without some -or a lot of- help from outside. With the sole exception to that rule being when she used her enhanced sense of smell to follow a scent. A singular benefit that came with the curse her family’s bloodline held; said curse she’d have to share the knowledge of sooner or later if she wanted to make friends. But she wondered, would people still be as accepting of her if they were aware she was actually cursed? A fear she was to tackle another time, for now, all she had to do was to focus on the task at ha-- ”What’s this…?” Kitalpha muttered to herself, unaware she had been straying from her guildmaster more and more as the curious scent filled her nostrils.

    A scent she could describe as sweet yet spicy fresh, like the scent of cherry-flavoured gum mixed with the strong aftertaste of peppermint. Perking her head the blonde stopped dead in her tracks and sniffed the air, feeling the scent waft around her strongly as a breeze blew past. Her curiosity piqued by the sudden discovery of the scent, Kitalpha turned around, and instead of following Leona wandered off to follow the trail of the scent. As she did, its presence grew stronger and stronger still, almost invading her nose as she came to find its source, and with it the crimson glow in her eyes immediately died down, indicating her enhanced scent had returned to normal again. What she saw before her were the remnants of what she could only call a slaughterfest at best; a crime scene that was still being freshly cleaned up. Knowing how it could trigger her curse further Kitalpha did not hesitate to remove herself from the premises and returned to the main road, with only the strong sense of bloodthirst still emanating from that place carved into her mind.

    For some reason she was happy she wasn’t facing this predicament alone, even if she didn’t truly know the details she was no such fool to not see how grave the situation was. Yet on the other hand she wondered whether she would be able to keep herself at bay if push came to shove… she wouldn’t want to end up losing herself in a frenzy if things went south, or accidently attack the wrong person if it did come to that. ”I guess I have no choice…” she thought to herself as she caught up to her guildmaster, realising Leona had already been talking to someone about the job’s details. As she joined them the blonde made a small bow, one hand near her chest. ”Pardon my late intrusion, guildmaster, sir, I got caught up in something for a moment.” Kitalpha apologized, raising her head again. ”My name is Kitalpha Aurence, of the same guild as my companion here,” she introduced herself to the man, before turning towards Leona for a moment. ”I’m sorry for wandering off Leona, I… er… caught wind of something and went to check on it. I’m quite sure we could find some clues there if we get permission to conduct a search there.” The blonde said, before turning back towards the man. ”I presume you can be of help on that regard, sir?” Having only faintly heard what was said, Kitalpha hoped Leona would help her out here and confirm this was indeed the man she hoped to have the right jurisdiction to give them permission to search the place of the last attack.






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    Leona Jarnefeldt

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    Lineage : Nemean Lion
    Position : Saint of Courage
    Posts : 2266
    Guild : Silver Wolf [Guild Master]
    Cosmic Coins : 40
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Mentor : N/A
    Experience : 3,548,918

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Wind Strike Magic
    Second Magic: Wind Summon Magic
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt 24th September 2018, 6:33 pm

    Leona heard a voice and saw a presence that she had remembered only in passing. She had seen the red-eyed blonde once a very long time ago. Back when Leona had first started out in Silver Wolf, she faintly recalled the other blonde being there, but after Leila vanished so did Kitalpha. Now Kitalpha had returned and her timing could not have been any better. The newly appointed Guild Master needed all the experienced guild members she could get... the guild needed them to maintain its presence and to help protect the guild hall if trouble came calling.

    "Hi Kitalpha. It's no problem. You arrived just in time!" Leona said as she enthusiastically greeted the not-so-new newcomer. Now that her partner was here, Leona could focus on the job at hand. That job was getting details about the lion and the pattern of its attacks. The mayor said that it could enter and leave at will because of its uncanny stealthiness. She did not know whether that statement meant that it was just naturally sneaky or if it had magic to augment its stealth abilities, like the ability to influence human minds to not see it or cast an invisibility cloak on itself.

    "I'm with my guildmate. I'd like to ask for permission to conduct an investigation of the area, Mayor." Leona requested of the older man.

    "An investigation? What for?" He asked.

    "You said that the lion could sneak in and out whenever it wanted, right? We'd like to look around. Maybe we can find some clues as to how it could do that. Something like a faint magical sig-" Leona said before the mayor clamped a hand over her mouth.

    "Please don't suggest that the lion can use magic. People are already about to panic. If they heard that, the village would be in an uproar!" He requested of her, his eyes meeting her own. Leona nodded. He removed his hand from her mouth.

    "OK, you've got it. You and your friend can go wherever you need to. I'll inform the town guard that I've given you permission to investigate the town. Please, just stop this lion. We have a lot of elderly people and children here, and they can't defend themselves." He requested.

    "Thanks. We'll do everything we can to stop the lion. We'll begin our investigation right away." Leona assured the mayor. He shook her hand and Kitalpha's, then walked off to go to the town guard station and notify them of the mages being granted permission to search the town. The Silver Wolf mages would have to be careful not to abuse that authority. They already had an idea of where to begin looking. They would check around the site of the latest murder.

    "OK, now we need to focus on our search. We also need to be careful not to make the villagers panic because they're already on edge. I suggest we start at the site of the most recent murder." Leona suggested to Kitalpha. It would make sense for them to start there. If the perpetrator did use magic, its magic signature would still be there. Even if it was but a tiny trace, it would be enough for the mages to learn that it used magic of some kind. That would also give them early warning about what they would face further up the peaks.

    "Lead the way, Kitalpha." Leona said to her companion.

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    Kitalpha Aurence
    Kitalpha Aurence

    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Player 
    Lineage : Kohl's Plague
    Position : None
    Posts : 172
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1,650

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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence 31st March 2019, 11:50 am

    The strong grip of the mayor's handshake was met with equal force, if only to show the man that these two women were in fact more than capable of dealing with the situation at hand. If she wanted to show she was capable, showing off a bit of her strength was mandatory. The mayor gave them permission, told them to keep things under the grid during their investigations, as to not upset the villagers even more than they already were. When the man had left, both Silver Wolf mages were left alone to ready themselves. Leona spoke up first, telling her they needed to focus on the search first, while trying to keep the villagers from needlessly panicking. The latest murder scene was what her guildmaster suggested, to which the blonde nodded. ”Yes, of course. That sounds like the best place to start… speaking of which, I think I came across it earlier, hence why I arrived later.” When told to lead the way, Kitalpha turned on the back of her heels and looked over her shoulder towards the fellow blonde. ”Gladly. Follow me, it's this way.” she said, immediately following the road with a steady pace. She made sure to remain in front of her guildmaster, if only to hide the crimson eyes now glowing fiercely as she picked up the metallic scent from earlier. Making sure she slowed down every so often so Leona could still follow along, Kitalpha started leading her through the village towards a more remote part, all the while her thoughts tried to comprehend what could have happened with this mountain lion issues.

    One attack could happen, but multiple in such quick succession meant there was a pressing issue they needed to address. A predator wouldn't normally go far into civilized territory unless it was being threatened… but lions weren't often bested in the wild. They were the king of all animals, so if it were to be as such, what could've possibly overthrown the lions to leave their regular hunting grounds and habitat behind? Or... this was a train of thought Kitalpha certainly hoped not to be true, but it could've been that the lions had come across something that’d strengthened their territorial drift. To expand their hunting grounds for the sake of food… or the thrill of the hunt. She truly wished it wasn't the latter. If it was for food then, in case a pride  had formed, it should've grown exponentially, which rose the question about how it had grown. Cubs didn't need as much meat to survive, and the local wildlife would suffice to tend to their needs… could it be several adults had merged into a pride after all? A rare, yet not impossible occurrence among mountain lions. Or perhaps even rogue lions looking for easy prey? Magicless humans were after all just that; easy prey for a hungry beast unfamiliar with civilization. But… that didn't make any sense that they'd attack that many times. If she could take the crime scene she'd checked on as a format for the others then it was too bloody for just a regular breach… Everything around her was screaming that something was off about it.

    As Kitalpha lead the way to the crime scene she'd seen earlier, she explained her thoughts to Leona, with every side-tracked possibility included. Those 8 years of having travelled the world  from a young age, on her own, had given her proper insight on the way animals, both carnivorous and herbivorous in nature, behaved and acted in certain situations. Especially since she shunned the civilizations or never found her way towards them, nature alone had been her source of studying. Of growing up. She had to teach herself. Trial and error had been her coming of age, so she knew her way around fauna and flora quite well; be it self-taught. No books to tell her wrong or right. What she knew she'd tested on herself, the effects of plants, fruits and so on. The acceptance of wildlife if she was involved. Her skills for survival had been optimised for her own benefit, likewise she got to train her cursed gift through it with no witnesses around to speak badly of it.

    When the scent of blood was starting to overthrow her own senses Kitalpha undid her enhanced sense of smell, and covered her mouth and nose alike with her hand, gesturing for Leona that it was right around the corner. Her eyes showed disgust at the scent of blood, hiding the true feeling of fear that now grabbed a hold of her. Not that she was afraid of blood, violence or the mountain lion, but that she could lose herself with so much triggers suddenly around them. Utmost focus was at hand if she wished to make it through investigating this crime scene. So covering her nose and mouth would at least keep her from breathing in said scent all too much. Two bulky villagers overseeing the path stopped them suit. “You cannot go past here, it's off limits until we're done cleaning up this lion's mess.” One of them said sternly, to which Kitalpha lowered her hand a bit, enough to speak properly. ”We're mages from Silver Wolf, meant to deal with your lion problem. The mayor gave us permission to check the scene of the crime for clues, so we can get to work faster.” And without any shame she pulled down her tank top enough to reveal her cleavage, and the black guild tattoo located on her left breast without exposing everything. Her gaze was cold as she stared at the two bulky men, that seemed to be slightly embarrassed at her shameless exposure. ”I hope this is enough proof to let us through? Or are you wanting to let my guildmaster wait here too?” Kitalpha said sternly, gesturing at Leona, to which the men shook their heads. “Of course not, but you understand that we can't just let anyone pass willy-nilly and mess with the evidence.” He stepped aside to let the two women pass. “Go ahead, and get rid of that bastard lion quickly, mages.”

    The crime scene however was something else entirely. A wooden cabin with what once was a wooden fence; what remained of the fence was nothing more than scrapwood, the small garden behind it plowed till no greens remained within it, only soil and paw marks. Near the cabin signs of struggle could be seen; the door nearly pulled out of its hinges and partially destroyed, the outer walls riddled with claw marks and more. Blood everywhere. Outside splattered on the walls, traces on the door and fence; hand- and footprints alike, and a large trail of crimson, as if someone had dragged a giant rough paint brush across the floor, leading from beyond the tattered door. One didn't need to be a fool to realise what battle of life and death had been fought here… either the victim had fought fiercely before falling to the beast's claws, or the beast itself had more bloodthirst than it should've. The blonde’s gaze fell upon one of the pawprints in the mud, and felt how her courage nearly abandoned her when realising the size of it… And she knew. They wouldn't be able to fix this without bloodshed. ”Leona… look.” Kitalpha said as she pointed at the print and squatted down to study it further. ”This size is unusual. I've never seen tracks this big before… but they all seem the same, which means it's most-likely only one lion behind this incident.” Her voice spoke softly, especially at the end of her sentence, as to not offend any willing or unwilling eavesdropping villagers when addressing Leona.



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    Leona Jarnefeldt
    Leona Jarnefeldt

    Main Account- Gain An Artifact- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Ten Wizard Saint Member- Rising Star- Guild Master- Neutral Guild Ace- Z-Rank- Y-Rank- X-Rank- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- EXP Grinder- Jewel Grinder- Working Together- Forever Solo- Christian Minecraft Server- I Have Friends...- Hired Help- Idolize- The Completionist- Achiever- Expert Achiever- Buddy Buddy- Obligatory Beach Episode- Sticking Around- Loyal to the Bone- Taskmaster- Halloween Social - Halloween job event participant - Richie Rich- Rich- Veteran Level 2- Veteran Level 1- Character Application Approved!- Magic Application Approved!- Obtain A Secondary Magic!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Grand Master [2000]- Master [1000]- Senior [500] - Novice [250]- 3rd Place Event/Contest Winner- X-Mas Event Participant- Summer Special Participant- Player 
    Lineage : Nemean Lion
    Position : Saint of Courage
    Posts : 2266
    Guild : Silver Wolf [Guild Master]
    Cosmic Coins : 40
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Mentor : N/A
    Experience : 3,548,918

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Wind Strike Magic
    Second Magic: Wind Summon Magic
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt 1st April 2019, 10:31 pm

    "We'll stop that lion as soon as we can. As soon as we get the clues we need, we'll go after it and put a stop to it." Leona assured the two men as Kitalpha walked by them on the way to the scene of the attack. She showed them the guild tattoo on her right shoulder to assure them that she was really with Silver Wolf and that Kitalpha was not bluffing when she had made her assertion. The shorter blonde then hustled to catch up with her taller guildmate before the latter got too far away.

    Kitalpha had an unusual way of bypassing the men who were reluctant to let them pass, but it was non-violent and got the job done. Leona did not say a word as she walked past them and to the scene of the attack, where she spotted a scene out of a horror movie. It looked like someone had taken a giant paintbrush, dipped it in a can of crimson paint, then dragged it along the wooden floor of the cabin, but it got worse when the blonde peered inside.

    It looked like someone had taken a normal paintbrush and flung paint all over the place, but the scene of mayhem was all too real. The walls, doorstep, and wooden fence had been liberally stained with blood and the door was partially ripped off of the hinges. The lion must have wanted to get to its prey very badly if it was willing to go so far as to partially rip a door off its hinges. Leona turned from the inside of the cabin and walked over to Kitalpha, who was busy studying a rather large pawprint left in the mud. The Guild Mistress's stomach did a flip when she saw how large the pawprint was.

    Leona listened to the explanation as Kitalpha gave her opinion on the culprit. Kitalpha explained that while the pawprints were indeed large, they all originated from the same animal, which led the Silver Wolf mage to conclude that the one animal was an unusually large specimen. Leona was in no position to contradict her guildmate's testimony born from experience. Kitalpha's testimony made a lot of sense to Leona, who had never encountered a lion before today.

    Mindful of the tone in which Kitalpha had spoken to her, Leona lowered her voice to match the tone the taller blonde had used with her earlier. Leona had wondered about the change in the tone of voice but realized that it was intended to minimize what overly curious villagers overheard during their conversation. Kitalpha also did not want to fan the flames of panic and upset the villagers any more than they already were.


    "So you think that this is the work of just one lion?" Leona asked her guildmate. The Guild Mistress was not much of a tracker and had never fought a lion in her life, so she was glad to have the support of Kitalpha for this job. Considering what they were going up against, Leona was glad to have someone with her so that if the worst happened word could reach the guild hall and her successor sworn in as the new guild leader with a minimum of delay. The shorter blonde did not plan on dying today, but having a successor already lined up was never a bad idea.

    "Do you think you could determine where it went from here and find it before it gets too far?" Leona asked Kitalpha if the latter could track the lion for them. Even though she was the Guild Mistress, Leona lacked the skills of a tracker and thus would be relying on Kitalpha to do some tracking until the lion was encountered. The sooner they stopped the leonine menace the better.

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    Kitalpha Aurence
    Kitalpha Aurence

    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Player 
    Lineage : Kohl's Plague
    Position : None
    Posts : 172
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1,650

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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence 2nd April 2019, 4:00 pm

    ”I fear so. In all honesty, I hope I'm mistaken about this, but as things are chances are small I am… especially with this proof.” Kitalpha sighed, rising back to her feet. She stared at the pawprint before her for a bit longer and then turned to face Leona, getting a bit closer to her so she could speak as softly as possible. ”This is an incredibly large specimen, which will give us a lot of trouble as is. Rather aggressive too, by the looks of it… if it were to be with cubs it wouldn't have stretched a fight out like the scene implies. If it was looking for an easy prey it could’ve gone for one of the goats or or other farm animals, which gives a certainty that we're dealing with a male variant. Had it been hunting with others the village would've felt that too, but instead I'm willing to bet it was only this lion terrorizing the village… so it cares little about territories. Risks. That makes it great for him, but dangerous for us; its moves could be very unpredictable.” Kitalpha said, her hand resting upon her guild master’s shoulder, her voice nearly lessened to a mere whisper. A menacing glare was sent towards one of the village workers tasked with cleaning up the place, as the man seemed awfully interested in what the two Silver Wolf mages were discussing.

    ”I suggest we take it down as soon as we encounter it. This beast is out of proportions even for its kind, so relocating it would still mess up the ecosystem, if not any unknowing travellers. Pardon my brash behavior if this is indeed what you had in mind, guildmaster… but one can never be too certain.” Her hand squeezed the smaller blonde's shoulder tightly, but not painfully, as if to try and reassure her that they'd get things done. When asked whether she could still track the beast down, Kitalpha nodded in compliance. ”Certainly. The smell of blood is thick and fresh, which is rather annoying, but that means the lion's scent too is still lingering strongly. As long as it doesn't rain I should be able to track it down quickly.” The warrioress said, only then to realise that the words she'd spoken were once again words she hadn't thought about. She could've played this off as tracking the prints left in the mud, but instead she'd mentioned her sense of smell. Of all things, she'd revealed her superior sense of smell so blatantly. Of course the blonde could hope that the guild master wouldn't notice her slip-up, but she highly doubted said was the case. Leona was smart. Attentive. Her not noticing would be more of a rarity than Kitalpha slipping up.

    The blonde bit her lip and averted her gaze for a bit, then tried to act as if nothing had happened, even though her screw-up could be easily read from the expression on her face. It might even have been a tad of embarrassment mixed in between. ”A-anyway! I can start tracking it right away, so is there anything else you'd like to check up on before we go after it?” Kitalpha asked carefully, waiting for the smaller blonde's reply, and in case she had things to do, would tag along obediently till she was finished, to then return to the edge of the attacked property. It was easy to see how the trial lead back into the mountainy forest, with a few broken branches indicating where exactly the lion had entered the woods again. The blonde inhaled deeply, savouring the many scents in the vicinity and picked the one smelling of wet cat, with a metallic scent woven inbetween, pinpointing it as the mountain lion's scent. As she expected, it was still new, allowing for Kitalpha to track it without problems, as if it was a brightly-colored string she merely had to follow.

    ”Well then, let's get going, shall we? It's this way!” Kitalpha said rather cheerfully, happy to switch civilization for nature as per her preference. Passing through the fence Kitalpha started making her way towards the forest's edge, pointing at the broken branches and subtle hints the lion had left behind when passing through, similar to a tour guide explaining the funfacts of a castle. Her eyes had started glowing crimson again as to make sure she wouldn't lose track of the scent at any cost, while desperately trying to subdue the remaining symptoms of her wolf-like curse… but she was having the feeling that she'd have to come clean about her curse soon enough. And if not to the guild in general, at the very least to Leona. Soon, but not right now. The scent lead them further up the mountain side, away from the village and deeper into the wilderness growing upon the mountain’s slopes. Then, put of the blue, a single thought started stirring in the blonde's mind. And just as suddenly as it had popped up did she ask it out loud, without any kind of warning. ”Why me?” she asked, slowing down her pace a bit, but she didn't dare look back to look Leona in the eyes. ”I mean, there are plenty others who would've done superb on this job… so why did you pick me?” Kitalpha's voice betrayed hints of uncertainty and worry, completely opposite to her way of acting earlier against the guards. But curiosity as well. She wished to know. Especially since her long leave of absence, without as much as a single hint as to where she'd gone or why, had left the blonde with the thought she might have fallen out of grace in the guild’s eyes. In her guild master's eyes. Even in her own eyes, had she fallen short.




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    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt 2nd April 2019, 10:42 pm

    Leona listened to Kitalpha confirm that the large lion had acted alone and listened to her opine that the large lion was a male one due to the absence of cubs. The latter also added that it had acted alone because there were no signs of other lions that the taller blonde could detect. The situation only grew more precarious when Kitalpha said that the attacker cared nothing for territorial boundaries... it could have gone through the territories of other lions, which would put the Silver Wolf mages at risk when they pursued it. Whether that was a happy accident or a deliberate plan on the lion's part was unknown, but either way the mages would have to be careful when pursuing it.

    "Yeah. We don't have any choice but to kill the lion when we encounter it. Trying to subdue it for relocation is way too risky and besides, where are we gonna relocate it to?" Leona asked Kitalpha rhetorically in a whisper. A male villager in overalls was taking a little too much interest in their conversation and the shorter blonde could not think of a way to get him to move on. Again Kitalpha came to the rescue when she confirmed that she could track the lion who had attacked the village. Leona noticed that Kitalpha said that she could smell the blood and follow the trail as long as rain did not wash it away before they could get moving. Leona had a feeling that the statement was not just a fancy embellishment, but felt that Kitalpha was serious when she claimed to be able to smell the blood.

    "You can smell the blood?" Leona asked in a whisper. The unwanted observer, having grown bored with his task, meandered on and the pair were finally alone again. Kitalpha quickly changed the subject and suggested that they get moving immediately. Leona agreed because she did not want any inclement weather to wash away the trail because it was the only trail they had.

    "Sure, let's get going." Leona said to Kitalpha, who was already setting out for the gate through which she had entered the area. There was nothing else to do here and the villagers were waiting to see if Silver Wolf would do anything about the threat or if they were just talk. Leona would prove to the doubters that Silver Wolf was able to handle this sort of job. She quickly followed Kitalpha to the edge of the forest and watched as Kitalpha pointed out some broken branches where the lion had passed through after making the attack on the farm.

    Leona noticed Kitalpha's eyes glow red when the latter picked up the scent, something that she had noticed no other guild member do. Leona had a feeling that there was more to the taller blonde than met the eye. For one thing there was her sense of smell, a sense so strong that she could both smell blood in the air and follow the scent trail to its source. Another thing was that the taller blonde's eyes glowed red whenever she had picked up the trail. Leona chose to let the matter drop for now, a decision that was reinforced when Kitalpha asked a question that caught the Guild Mistress by surprise.

    Kitalpha had asked why Leona chose to select the former for this job. Leona thought for a moment as the pair walked farther away from the village and closer to the mountain slope. Out of all the guild members she could have selected, why did she choose Kitalpha?

    "Kitalpha, I chose you to accompany me because you're one of the most experienced guild members I have to choose from. I needed someone strong to go with me for this job and you fit the bill. Also, your ability to track the target's a lot better than my own. Had I come out here on my own I'd be stumbling about looking for footprints. You, you can smell it and you're leading us right to it." Leona did her best to make a convincing case for why she chose Kitalpha to accompany her on this job. Leona had a simple and good explanation that was also the truth. Kitalpha really was one of the most experienced mages the Guild Mistress could call on right now. Leila Vergious was a lot more experienced than both of them put together, but Leila was no longer available to help them, so Leona would have to use people who were already part of the guild.

    "I know I made a good choice because you've gotten us this far without any trouble. I would eventually learn where to look, but you've gotten us here so quickly it's like the lion rolled out the red carpet for you. We'll stop it long before it can threaten anyone else." Leona assured Kitalpha that the former knew what she was doing when she chose the taller blonde to accompany her on the lion hunt. Kitalpha was more than pulling her weight... she was all but carrying the pair to success. Leona would have to pull her weight during the fight with the giant lion, but Leona was not too worried about the fighting because she was a better fighter than she was a tracker. Leona was better at fighting than she was at doing anything else in this world.

    Leona was aware of the irony involved in hunting her namesake. Had the lions who her parents had sworn to name her in honor of could see this, she highly doubted that they would have chosen to rescue her parents from the bandits eighteen years ago. She wondered if those lions were even alive right now. She doubted that too... they were probably dead and their heads adorning the walls of some trophy hunter's house right about now. Leona was so amused by the irony of her situation that she was moved to comment on it.

    "It's funny. I was named in honor of the lion and here I am hunting another lion." Leona commented to Kitalpha while they continued to hike up the mountain slope in search of their leonine quarry.

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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence 3rd May 2019, 5:15 pm

    The whispered question had been one she dreaded, but in fact was also one she had expected; it confirmed that Leona indeed had noticed her slip of the tongue, and with it a perfect opportunity had presented itself for her to explain her ordeal. But instead the blonde had slammed the opportunity into the ground by changing the subject to them getting a move on. It was only postponing the inevitable, she at least knew that much. And she would probably bring the matter up again herself later down the line, but going into detail about it now wasn't the thing to do. Not here. She was glad Leona didn't ask any further regarding it, allowing for both of them to head out soon after she'd mentioned being ready. Meeting the forest’s edge and venturing inside had been the easy part, but the silence that fell between them at some point had been both natural and deafening for the taller blonde. Natural because it seemed the right thing to do when tracking a predatorial beast; yet deafening because she had no idea how to keep the conversation going. She never really had been a people person to begin with, and the way she had spent the last 8 years of her life living as didn't quite enforce that either.

    But her out-of-the-blue question brought a perfect way to break the silence. The sudden lingering before she started speaking was enough for Kitalpha to realise this question had caught even her guildmaster off guard… but the reply she got was one that caught herself off guard as well. It wasn't one she had expected at all. Leona's words took their time penetrating her confused mind and settling their meaning within her thoughts. Most experienced. Strong. The ability to track like only she could… although that latter was something Kitalpha was quite sure of wasn't a quirk Leona had knowledge of prior to this job, but still, she wasn't wrong. Tracking and hunting had been taught to her from a young age, but she was still her brattisch younger self back then; although she paid attention she ditched her training of the skills to be pampered by her mother instead. Only when she got lost that one day had she taken to honing those skills to the ones they'd become today. Who would've thought getting lost for nearly a decade would actually come in handy in the end? There had been a small pauze allowing for her mind to wander off, but the Silver Wolf Guildmaster didn't seem finished talking yet. At the end of the entire speech, Kitalpha had actually stopped walking, and blankly stared before her. It had been a first to be praised for what she did, at least by someone else than her family, and even that was only on rare occassions. The Aurence family wasn't quite generous when it came to compliments and the like, in fear of making prideful or boastful hunters out of their prodigies. Those who did grow to become as such were treated to a humbling gift of fists; quite literally getting beaten the true essentials of the village into them. The taller blonde remained silent for a while longer, and then answered ever so silently, but with a sense of gratitude overtaking her voice. ”Thank you, Leona… really. This means a lot, especially since I was actually expecting more of the opposite.”

    She suddenly looked up, at the thousands of green leaves hiding the sky from their eyes, and sighed audibly, but with a smile of her face. ”I've left the guild to fend for itself for so long...I should've been there to help when Leila left, but instead I vanished. I did little to help the guild nor its members, or you, when your time came to lead Silver Wolf… something which I was and still am very grateful for, by the way. If it weren't for you Silver Wolf would've become merely a shimmer of what it is today. So for that… thank you.” Silence fell, allowing to dwindle on the matter a bit more before Leona spoke up again, with a little anecdote towards her name. Kitalpha perked her head when listening to her guildmaster actually being named after a lion with the intent to be named as such. How the smaller blonde found it funny she was now hunting her namesake. Then, out of the blue, Kitalpha laughed. A soft-voiced yet hearty laughter. ”Heh, you know, even lions take care of rogues threatening their territory. And you’re our lion among wolves, Leona, leading her pride and protecting her territory… if anything it would only make you even more your namesake than you already are.” The smile remained apparent when she turned around, for the first time actually showing her crimson glowing eyes while looking at someone without the intent to scare or take them out. ”So I doubt whomever named you as such would mind.” A brief pauze fell again as she turned around entirely to face her guildmaster.

    ”You know Leona… I was named after a star. And one not even befitting of my ancestral heritage to boot, too.” Kitalpha chuckled albeit a bit sadly. ”Kitalpha, the brightest star of the Equuleus constellation. Not quite befitting for one born among wolves, wouldn't you say?” This was perhaps the first time she'd let something about her roots slip to anyone but her brother. With the difference being that this wasn't a slip-up…. this she had said deliberately. Although she thought about her parents, her brother and village much, she never spoke of them, as if doing so was the biggest taboo known to mankind. ”Ah, yeah, right. Uh… you might understand that one better after I explain a thing or two about myself. Because I do mean another type of wolves than the ones at Silver Wolf.” Her smile turned slightly sheepishly, softly scratching the back of her head. There were a lot of first times going on today, now she thought about it. Her even suggesting to tell about her past and youth was a first. Was this progression, after all this time? The blonde wanted to continue, but her cheerful expression suddenly darkened and grew serious, a grimace tearing her brow into a menacing glare. ”Although that might have to wait until later… we've got company.” Kitalpha said in a cool tone, her fingers slowly crunching into a claw-shaped form. Behind Leona, about thirty feet away from the pair of blondes, a giant black bear leered from between the trees, and slowly stepped into the straight patch they'd been walking on. A deep growl escaped the beast, and seemed to be duplicated by Kitalpha herself as she mimicked the beast's growl, returning it in kind. It shifted its weight from left to right and huffed anxiously, as if it was debating whether to attack or not. It's decision didn't take long to follow suit; with a vicious roar, the black bear charged.





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    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt 5th May 2019, 1:33 pm

    Leona was surprised that a member with longer tenure like Kitalpha would have praise for her so soon after being entrusted with the mantle of Guild Master. Leona was not some once-in-a-generation talented mage, an erudite scholar, a spellbinding orator, or a peerless administrator that guilds fought to possess. She was an ordinary mage from Desierto who happened to be in the right place at the right time, something which was a mixed blessing.

    That was good because Leona was in an excellent position to keep Silver Wolf going after Leila's disappearance. She was entrusted with the position of Guild Master after Leila's replacement Poko Monstar suddenly disappeared one day. Leona had been Guild Ace for only a short period of time before Poko disappeared and the powers that be decided to follow the chain of command and entrust Guild Ace Leona with the responsibility of leadership.

    That was bad because to some observers the unexpected promotion made Leona look like she had only gotten the title by sheer luck instead of by being qualified enough to hold the title. Leona was only Guild Ace for a short time before her unexpected promotion, so she had not had very much time to grow into the role of Ace before she had to grow into a larger, more important role. As a result the blonde was not the ideal Guild Master, but she was doing what she could to keep the guild going in the face of uncertainty. Two abrupt changes in leadership certainly did not help Silver Wolf's image or project an air of stability, both of which might make prospective members reconsider joining.

    Leona's thoughts began to trail off, but she soon came back to her fellow blonde's comment about her welcome being the opposite of what she had expected. Kitalpha had clearly expected a more hostile reception, possibly even the start of a stern lecture where Leona told her to get lost and stay gone because of a perceived lukewarm commitment to Silver Wolf. Leona would do no such thing.

    Leona wanted to keep the guild together as much as she could and retaining senior members like Kitalpha would help build an image of stability. Unless the member in question had done something beyond the pale, Leona did not believe in kicking people out for no good reason. Senior members also had valuable experience that the new Guild Master could benefit from. Their experience made them good choices for Ace candidates.

    "It's no problem, Kitalpha. Silver Wolf's my new home. I'll do everything I can to keep it going." Leona said to the taller blonde when the latter thanked her for keeping Silver Wolf going and for letting her rejoin without a bitter harangue on commitment. She then listened to Kitalpha describe Leona as the leader of the pack and defender of its territory, something which made the shorter blonde blush a little. Leona was not used to being important in any way and had not deliberately sought prominence. She would do her best to fill her new role and live up to the responsibilities of a Guild Master.

    Leona then heard Kitalpha comment on the appropriateness of a person named Leona being hired and sent to kill a rogue lion terrorizing a peaceful mountain village. The shorter blonde was somewhat amused when her guildmate put it that way. Leona was now the leader of a pride and would defeat any external challenges to her territory or authority.

    Kitalpha then explained that she was named after a star in the Equuleus constellation, one which she had never heard of. She commented that her name was not exactly appropriate for a member of Silver Wolf either. She then offered to explain more about herself but was interrupted by something. That something was a black bear standing approximately thirty feet behind them. It emerged from between some trees to challenge them and Kitalpha took up the challenge, forming the fingers of a hand into a claw shape and facing down the bear until it charged.

    Leona hung back to look for any more animals who wanted to get in on the fight between Kitalpha and the bear. If they tried to jump in the Guild Master would make them fight her instead. In the meantime she would let Kitalpha fight the bear, but the taller blonde would not be alone.

    "If you need help, don't hesitate to call me!" Leona said to Kitalpha as she prepared to clash with the bear. Leona would stand back and let Kitalpha handle this one. She would not butt in unless Kitalpha called for her help because she wanted her guild members to be able to fight without her, something that Kitalpha could easily do. Still, Leona would intervene if Kitalpha started to get knocked around by the ursine menace.

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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence 13th March 2021, 5:45 pm

    "I will! But… if I start acting strange, restrain me. Take me out if need be, but make sure I don't get to you. Can you promise me that, Leona?" There was the briefest moment of eye contact, crimson eyes flushed with a determined plea, yet Kitalpha did not await her guildmaster's reply and dashed forward, ready to meet the bear head-on. There was reason behind her asking, rather demanding what she thought necessary, for she did not trust the beast inside of her. Never had, but then again, she’d never faced a foe -in the vicinity of an ally- with a high capability of drawing blood. Bears were such things, but Kitalpha’s sudden urge to level its dominance over her triggered the blonde’s adrenaline. There was a thin line between scared and excited, but right now she balanced perfectly between them. Her eyes focused back on the giant hulking beast as she joined its charge, closing the distance they had between one another within mere seconds. Even despite the armor she was wearing, the blonde was agile, moving as if she were wearing the lightest of cloth instead, and ducked underneath the bear’s gaping maw when she came within melee distance. Rather than strike to kill, the woman sweeped its front legs from underneath it, fingers gripping its fur to catapult her back on top of the beast as it came crashing down after losing its balance. Using its momentum she vaulted to its other side, arms clenching around its neck in a vice as she allowed the first seal of her curse to come undone.

    Crimson eyes flashed, fangs protruding a slight bit across her lips, elongated pupils wildly looking for a pulse-- an urge she tried to resist, knowing it was only to snap the veins and free its blood. So its blood could free something far worse… Kitalpha shook her head to keep her thoughts clear and dug her heels in the ground, an elbow burying itself into the bear’s fat as her grip tightened, the creature actually heaving and gasping for breath the stronger she held the beast. There was a liberty in strangling it to death; a horrible way to go, but one that would prove most harmless in the long run. Even the slightest bit of blood could trigger her curse in full; especially after the massacre back in the village had Horama stirring inside of her. She hadn’t told anyone about it yet. And if he’d ever rear his head during an unguarded moment… no, after this, she’d have to confide.

    As oxygen became lacking in the bear’s body it started tensing, thrashing around viciously rather than growling, making it hard for the blonde to stay grounded as it reared instead, rising to its back legs. As she felt herself being picked up as well her grip only tightened on the beast’s neck, trying to dodge its claws trying to tear her from its neck. A sharp pain struck her as one of its claws connected, leaving a deep gash in her arm… and a whole lot of blood. The metallic scent almost immediately filled her nose, her senses sharpening at an alarming rate. She felt how her nails too were growing sharper, longer and stronger; like her canines became proper fangs. Her eyes shivered, exhilarated, as if they’d been drugged with a potent concoction forcing her to take in every single detail around her with minute focus. And then, it stopped.

    The world stopped around her, for a split second.

    And during it, she saw everything. The throbbing of her heart, picking up its pace only to die down into calmth, while the bear’s grew into that of a crescendo, like drums of war being struck to match an almost inhuman pace. Panic. An urge. The urge overthrew the panic, far faster than she could’ve thought. Faster than she could’ve imagined. Her mouth opened, as if to say something, but hoovered half-open instead. The bear became frantic, as if scared, its act abnormal to bystanders, but normal to her. It knew a predator now hung snugly around its neck, ready to strike. Her eyes flicked to the right of its neck. The next moment, Kitalpha lunged, jaws opening and biting down on its impenetrable fur, only to penetrate it. Her fangs pierced fur, its sturdy flesh, and sunk deeply into its neck, biting and pulling. With a vicious yank Kitalpha tore part of the bear’s neck straight out, holding on tightly as the molosser fell back down on the ground with a heavy smack, shaking the very ground underneath them. She spit out the chunk of flesh she’d torn from the beast, watching it gurgle as blood spilled from its gaping wound. Surprisingly alert eyes flicked around in search for something as she rose from behind the dying bear, and pinned themselves on Leona once they noticed her. Curious eyes gazed at her, Kitalpha appearing very unlike herself; as if she was beholding the world anew. As if she was not herself. Cautiously she took a step closer to her, not paying the bear any more mind.



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    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt 17th March 2021, 8:39 pm

    Leona was not sure what her guildmate was asking her to do, but when Kitalpha's crimson eyes met Leona's green eyes for a brief moment where facial expressions spoke louder than words, the shorter blonde knew that her guildmate was serious about everything that was said. Leona was not sure what to say to the request because on the surface it sounded strange. The taller blonde wanted Leona to restrain the former if she started acting "strange", even kill her if it came down to it.

    What qualified as "strange" enough behavior for Leona to have to subdue Kitalpha? Leona had no idea what to look for and she did not want to use force against a guildmate without a solid reason to do so. She hoped that she would never have any reason to use force against Kitalpha or any other member of Silver Wolf.

    Leona did not have time to respond because Kitalpha dashed towards the bear before the former could respond. Leona felt guilty about not responding in time, but she was honestly confused by what Kitalpha was asking her to do. There had to be something she did not know about going on for Kitalpha to make such a request, but what that "something" was was up in the air and Leona did not have time to ask about it because Kitalpha was already on the move. The crimson-eyed blonde did not need a distraction at a time like this, not when a bear was the enemy.

    She watched as Kitalpha moved into battle against the ursine menace with a grace and agility that was unusual considering how much armor she was wearing. The taller blonde was running around like she was wearing athletic apparel while Leona would have been lucky to be able to jog in the kind of armor the crimson-eyed was wearing. However, Kitalpha's grace and agility were not the most amazing parts. The most amazing part of the spectacle was how she was going to go toe-to-toe with a bear with only her bare hands. For Leona fighting a bear without a weapon would be very foolish of her to even consider attempting, but Kitalpha was going to make fighting it without a weapon look so easy.

    The slightly taller blonde started off by charging the bear, then ducked under its snapping maw and sweeping its front legs out from under it. She then vaulted over it and wrapped her arms around its neck. Leona then watched Kitalpha begin to strangle the bear and watched it struggle to get free before appearing to succumb to a lack of oxygen. Then it made one last effort to get free, violently rising on its rear legs and lashing out with its claws.

    Some of its claws made contact with Kitalpha's arm and made a deep gash on it. Leona began to grow concerned, fearing that her guildmate had gotten in way over her head and might need help. Then the blonde looked at Kitalpha and noticed that the latter had changed a lot in a short time.

    Kitalpha's fingernails had grown longer and sharper and she now had pronounced and pointy canine teeth. She hesitated for just a moment, then plunged her teeth into the bear's neck. Once her teeth had punched through its fur Kitalpha began to pull and managed to pull a chunk of its neck straight out. Leona involuntarily took a step backwards when she saw Kitalpha do that. The bear fell to the ground and began to bleed out and gurgle.

    Kitalpha spat out the piece of bear meat and after a brief period of looking around her crimson eyes met Leona's eyes again before taking a step towards the Guild Master. The last time they had locked eyes Kitalpha had asked Leona to either restrain or kill her if she began to exhibit "strange" behavior. This time Kitalpha saw Leona not as the Guild Master of Silver Wolf, but as prey. Leona took a deep breath. She was not expecting to have to take on her guildmate, but here she was facing Kitalpha while the latter was in an altered and aggressive state.

    "Kitalpha, listen to me. I'm not your enemy." Leona tried to talk Kitalpha down from grabbing her and trying to take a chunk out of her neck like the crimson-eyed blonde had done to the bear. However, doing that might be easier said than done. Kitalpha was fast and agile and Leona had never fought with a guild member before, so there was some hesitation on Leona's part.

    "Kitalpha, let's just talk through this." Leona urged her guildmate. Leona did not want to hurt Kitalpha, but now the former understood what the crimson-eyed blonde was talking about earlier when she had made her request. Leona would have to be ready to fight for her life if she could not talk Kitalpha down.

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