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    Erosion of the Horizon

    Akeya
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    Post by Akeya on 3rd December 2018, 4:35 pm

    Akeya was glad that Onyx Moon had a way for members to sneak in unseen, because right now she was pretty sure that if the wrong type of person saw her she would be in trouble. Granted she was using Korikami to hide herself as she entered, but it was still better to not take any chances. Having to wait for the right time of day had fortunately not taken very long, so the shadow fox had managed to quickly slip into The Lair from the underwater passage. From that point on Akeya pushed herself out of the shadow realm Korikami held inside of his dark body, using the disguise all Onyx Moon members have to wrap herself in cloth to hide her figure while at the same time removing her tail and wings for now so they wouldn't betray her. This way she'd just look like an unusually tall figure wrapped in lots of cloth. Fortunately those of Onyx Moon would recognize her as one of them.

    Stumbling into the Siren's Song Akeya leaned against the wall, taking deep breaths and trying to regain her focus. She could feel the toxic energy coursing through her, making her feel like her entire body was burning up and leaving her sensitive to the slightest stimulation. It was hard to think straight and the room looked way too bright even when she was sure that her magic tattoos were still keeping excessive light out of her eyes. She ignored the looks she got from some of the other patrons, taking her time to recover before inhaling sharply and pushing herself back upright. With careful but steady step she headed towards Alisha, the barmaid with the pointy ears who was most likely the source of desire for many of the patrons. Unfortunate for them, since Akeya had never seen her show interest in anyone. She herself had little interest: her own tastes lay in a different direction.

    Once Alisha had noticed her approach and realized that Akeya needed her for something the barmaid/secretary excused herself before hustling over to the dragoness, who was frankly grateful that she didn't have to keep trying to walk straight for any longer than absolutely necessary. Before Alisha could speak Akeya hissed out the words, her lips barely parting as the dire headache made it hard for her to speak clearly.

    "Mission went wrong. Will...Will most likely need Ruvel's aid." She placed a bandaged hand against her cloth-wrapped forehead. "Not sure... but would be preferred if he hurried. Will be in library."

    She barely waited for Alisha to acknowledge the message before turning around and slowly walking out of the tavern. She then promptly stepped back inside of Korikami's realm, commanding the fox to head to the library. As always the dark spirit obeyed without question, having long since gotten used to acting as Akeya's companion and minion. Like a slithering shadow he moved across The Lair towards the secret entrance that lead to the more prestigious building of the West Fiore Trading Company. Staying hidden to avoid any interruptions or delays Korikami moved from shadow to shadow until he was in the library, where there were very few people and where Akeya could relax. A little, at least.


    Akeya didn't want to be away from her hatchlings for now, but she wasn't going to let them out of Korikami's inner realm until she was strong enough to protect them herself. Even here in the stronghold of her guild she wouldn't run the chance of them being harmed or taken away while she was at her weakest. This left the dragoness little choice as she sat in one of the comfortable chairs placed in the lower levels of the library. Turning the lights off and activating the silence rune so she wouldn't be disturbed until Ruvel arrived the cold-blooded woman closed her eyes. Even without any lights on the room still felt too bright. And even with her eyes shut the pain didn't go away. She felt like she should be sweating from the heat but upon touching a part of her exposed skin she quickly ascertained that this wasn't the case. What was destroying her body wasn't something that could be sweated out.

    Opening her eyes to only the slimmest slits she looked at her raised hand. It had the foundations of a human limb, but with draconic claws and scales. Normally the skin would be a dark olive and the scales a midnight blue, but now the skin was interrupted by blotches of extreme paleness and the scales were a messy mixture of dark and light scales. The dark scales seemed to be absorbing the light the glowing scales were emitting, resulting in a fluctuating and flickering illumination. It was unpleasant to look at, and it just made her more aware of the fact that right now she was slowly dying unless she could find a way to fix this very quickly.

    A quick command had Korikami gathering scrolls on the conflict between the element of dark and the element of light. A quick glance had her discarding the ones which were only folklore, rumours and hearsay. She then got the shadow fox to also gather books on creatures of dark and how they interacted with the rest of reality. Once again she put away the ones which didn't contain any useful information, but now she had enough reading material that she shouldn't have to do nothing while waiting for the Ace to arrive.

    Doing her best to ignore the numerous warnings her body was giving the dragoness focused on the scrolls and books, emerald eyes flitting across texts written in various styles from various time periods, hoping that she could find the best path to survival within these texts left behind by the people of the past.

    Sticking out one hand she reached inside of Korikami's body, feeling her clawed limb pass the entrance to the dark shrine. Once inside it didn't take very long before three scaled snouts were pressed against her hand, the dragoness doing her best to stroke and lightly scratch them with one hand while she concentrated on the texts before her with the rest of her body and mind.

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    Post by Ruvel on 31st March 2019, 4:12 pm

    Ruvel had been down at the docks helping to assess the damage done to one of the company ships on this particular day. He was wanting to know what caused such damage to the ships reinforced and magically sealed hull for it to be in such a disturbing way. The captain had said that they had been attacked by pirates, now he had no reason to doubt this captain as he had always been loyal to the company from what he understood. There were several holes in his story and things just weren't adding up as they should be if this had been a run of the mill attack, the hull would have never been breached and even if it had been it was magically sealed so the ship could make it from wherever it might be back to the docks of Tolgalen. This was something that he had implemented thanks to the fateful day they all had met Yona and she had decided to try make a hole in the ship to try and escape them. This was during the time that he was a vice president and had taken it upon himself to add security measures everywhere he could to prevent future issues, especially given there had been so many random attacks on the company and the land they owned.

    He wasn't expecting anyone to bother him as he done this task but as he was just about to head up the gangway and onto the ship he heard his name being called in the distance and sighed. "Just one day, is that to much to ask?" he said to himself more than anyone else at this point, looking to the harbour master he sighed once more but this time it was audiable "No one goes on this ship until I've accessed everything." he said his tone showing that he was in fact pulling authority "Of course sir, well have the dock shut down until further notice." he said walking off to get the dock secured as was requested of him. Ruvel himself rubbed his forehead and released a frustrated huff "I'm starting to see why Cirven left." he commented to himself now briskly walking towards the head of the secretary team that now had become his personal assistant of sorts, she was at least happy that she didn't have to force Ruvel to do things he was usually on top of them one way or another, getting his elder brother to do some things was like like a trip to the dentist and getting teeth pulled. Stopping in front of her his hand went to his chest as he bowed ever so slightly to her, this was just part of his mannerisms and something everyone knew wasn't going to change. It still managed to make the elder woman blush every time he done it however.

    Standing he looked at her through his dual coloured eyes noticing she seemed to be out of breath, that could only mean that there was an issue from the other side as she would have sent another otherwise "What's going on?" he asked calmly not mincing words because it didn't seem like there was time to waste or she wouldn't have been running. "Akeya isn't well, she's asked for your presence it seems bad." she said getting right to business, this caught the youth off guard as the last time he had seen the dragoness was before his reverting to a four year old, his trip home only to find Cirven had vanished in his absence and him being handed the keys to the guild and company in the confusions. He then had to spend a stupid amount of time letting companies and clients know of the change and assuring them he was up to the task, something he never wanted to go through again that was for sure. "Where is she?" he asked finally not really knowing why he was being called if she wasn't in good shape, she should have been taken to the hospital and he could have find out things in due time but deep in his gut he could tell that wasn't about to happen as this didn't seem run of the mill in any way.

    The elder woman looked at him with a worried look of her own "She's in the library." she said Ruvel nodded and felt a headache starting to form as he started to head towards the company building at a steady running pace, then again his steady running pace was more like most peoples full on sprint. It only took around five minutes before he was at the double mahogany doors and started to walk towards the elevator directing others along the way to go to the proper sections and such, his headache growing by the second he was in no where near the mood to deal with this right now but he didn't exactly have a choice it was part of his job to make sure everyone was healthy and safe. He was starting to feel the strain of the responsibilities but he didn't show it outwardly and it wasn't exactly like he could talk to anyone about it. Getting into the elevator he waited till the doors closed "First floor." he said calmly being moved to the next floor instantly the doors opening and he walked out and into the recreation hall, in honesty this had been the first time he had ever stepped foot in the place outside of tours but then he normally didn't spend much time inside the building at any point outside of business.

    His eyes went over the large lounge for a second taking in the lush azure blue carpet complimenting the sky blue walls, he forgot how it seemed like it was like an ocean in here and hated it. It would be amusing if it wasn't ironic given what the company done and used as their main mode of transport. His eyes found themselves lured to the two giant bay windows framed by white silk curtains, he seen the redwood shutters knowing they where only really used if there was a storm coming as of yet no such thing ever had but they always believed in being prepared for any eventuality at the company. Starting to walk deeper into the room he walked passed several chairs and couches all of a regal blue colour and golden silk cushions, at this point he was wondering who the hell decided the colours of this room because it should be renamed in his opinion from the recreation room to room blue or something of the likes. Of course there were several viewing crystals all at the moment had been turned off as the room surprisingly wasn't in use, he had to wonder if it was due to the fact they knew he was coming and decided to run in case he was in an apparent bad mood over what happened in the docks.

    No one had ever seen the blonde haired youth and he guessed that scared them a lot more than if he was to have yelled, he didn't really care either way and went to the first redwood door on the left opening it and heading into the library without paying much mind to anything else. The moment he went into the library he seen the lights off and headed to where he felt something familiar but strangely new all at the same time. He knew it couldn't have been an enemy as you needed the guild's marking to get here without an escort and if you were escorted you'd have never been left on your own. It was then he seen her and ran over worry spread across his face "Miss Kuusai!" he called out almost falling over as he tripped over his own feet going over how she looked he had to wonder if this was how he looked nearer the time of a blood moon. He didn't understand but given that her eyes were barely open he could tell that there wasn't something right his eyes flicking back to the door, they could get discovered here and it wasn't like they could lock people out of a communal area. "Keep your eyes closed I'll take you to somewhere safe." he said not fully knowing how the hell he was going to do it, with his weakness he couldn't carry her. 'Amuul I know your weakness but I need the help, please... please help me...' he called to the younger of the two void princes who came out of his young summoner's shadow 'I will always answer the call.' he sent back moving to pick up the dragoness if allowed if he wasn't able to he would at least try and support her following after Ruvel wincing at the bright lights as they moved from the darkness of the library to the light of the recreation room.

    Ruvel ran ahead and started turning out the lights to make it more comfortable for the two, even within the elevator and as soon as they were in he closed his eyes. "Third floor." he said and like before they were moved to the floor that was said he hadn't event waited till the elevator lift had opened fully before looking at the light down the hall that led to the bedroom shrouded in impenetrable magical darkness for when he was sick himself. "Lights off" he said watching as the light lacrima turned off and the magical darkness enveloped the entire hallway he moved down the hall with Amuul following with Akeya one way or the other. "This is my bedroom within the company Miss Kuusai, my big brother converted a storage room and put in a lot of magical protections to keep me safe when I'm sick..." he explained opening the door as he was the only one in the company that could "It's the most fortified place on this entire continent I'm pretty sure." he wasn't trying to boast about it but it was likely the truth as so many protections from so many different people and races had done their own defences.

    Amuul would help her to the futon and help her lay down "You can open your eyes now Miss Kuusai, no light can get in here, it gets swallowed instantly." he explained he had tried with the light of his own body and still he could never see it. "What in Earthland is going on?" his tone once again showing worry as Amuul stepped back into his summoners shadow going quiet but remaining close just in case his services were called upon again. He wanted answers but by how the other looked he would need them as she was in such bad shape he was worried that she might pass away from whatever injuries and ailments she might have.

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    Akeya
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    Post by Akeya on 9th April 2019, 1:09 pm

    Reading through the scrolls and books she had accumulated Akeya got the feeling that she might be facing a bit of an issue, which might quickly turn out to be a fatal one. Nearly all the written works that focused on light versus dark or dark creatures had at best a neutral opinion towards the dark, and at worst negative. While it was good to know what kind of things were harmful to you and your kin in this case what she needed to know what could be used to cure her. Even methods for extracting the light from her body came with the grim implication that the dark creature would be destroyed in the process. As it was there weren't many circumstances in which a creature of the dark had light energy inside of them unless it was either properly caged up (which also made it easier to extract since it hadn't mingled with the dark yet) or it had been put there with the purpose of weakening or destroying the creature.

    The best she could say right now was that if there were a solution to her condition it'd have to be something so rarely done or heard of that she'd have to figure things out on the fly. These scrolls were giving her a lot of information but nothing conclusive.

    At least the three little ones inside the dark shrine were helping her calm down a little. She'd rather that she could just release them into the library and let them explore, but the dragoness wasn't going to let them go anywhere where they might be discovered by any third parties when she wasn't even in the condition to protect herself, let alone them. The best she could do was give them some attention with the movements of her nimble fingers, stroking their snouts and scratching them behind the horns. They were doing their best to provide some comfort while at the same time taking what attention they could get from their surrogate mother. Under other circumstances it would fill Akeya's heart with a kind of warmth that she hadn't felt for many, many years. If it wasn't for the part where she was dying in a rather painful manner.

    When she heard that someone was approaching her position she somewhat regretfully pulled her hand back out of the shadow fox's interdimensional insides. While she was in the middle of what was supposed to be friendly territory her paranoia didn't allow her to take any chances with the newborn twilight drakes. She'd put herself in a position of imminent death for their sakes, so she definitely wasn't going to be careless with their lives. Especially once it had been made clear to her that there were creatures out there which would be all too happy to render her sacrifice moot.

    She knew that dark and light didn't get along, but she had to wonder if it was normal for such a powerful creature of light to come along when someone tried to merge the two or if she'd just caught the attention of a particularly zealous party.

    And so it was that she was found by Ruvel, who immediately noticed that something was wrong and got to work helping her. Although even a fool could have noticed that there was a problem: a dark dragon wasn't supposed to have flickers of light travel across their body, shooting out randomly and in varying degrees of intensity before the darkness swallowed it back up. Having her be sitting down in a slumped position with her expression that of a grimace just emphasized that.

    "Don't shout... better to stay calm." While it was good that he didn't waste time wondering why she'd called for him, but panicking would just make things worse for the both of them. "As for safe... Right now the danger is coming from inside." However despite her protests she didn't actually resist. Although when someone tried to pick her up she immediately refused and instead limped onwards with the support. Korikami meanwhile disappeared as he was wont to do, going to places unknown while keeping the twilight drakes safe inside of him. He could take care of them for as long as was needed, even if this entire situation took a turn for the worst and the drakes had to grow up without a mother.

    She could sense that Ruvel was turning off the lights along the way, although she didn't know exactly where they were going and as long as her eyes were shut the light didn't hinder her too much. That said she appreciated the gesture, because even now the dark felt more comfortable than the light. When he told the elevator to bring them to the third floor she resisted the urge to voice her surprise: she didn't think she'd ever been there before. She wasn't sure what was here, although given that this was the West Fiore Trading Company it was probably something special indeed. As for whether it would be safe... that was another question entirely.

    The magical darkness came as another surprise: why would Ruvel have an area with magical darkness? Welcome as it was she thought it rather out of character for him. "I'll take your word for that." Was her only reply when the boy stated that he believed this to be the safest place on the continent. He probably wasn't even wrong with that, given how much magic there was in this place. Opening her eyes she saw that Ruvel was correct: even her own body was back to its dark state as the moment any light energy reached the surface it was sucked up as if drawn into a bottomless pit. However she could still feel the light ravaging her insides, and with some difficulty the dragoness stumbled over to the futon. She wasn't entirely happy with laying down, but in her condition she didn't have the strength to fight back. Instead she folded her hands on her stomach and looked upwards, feeling the darkness blanket itself around her as she sorted out the words in her head so she could explain what was going on. What would she tell him, and what would she leave a secret... she'd have to say enough for him to understand what the issue was.

    "I was on a mission to... protect something valuable. The mission detailed that there would be attacks from those who either wanted it destroyed or claim it for themselves. I thought myself prepared but I underestimated the threat." She raised one claw and gazed upon it, then her emerald eyes moved towards Ruvel. She didn't know if he could see in magical darkness such as this. "I managed to take care of most of the assailants, but at the end a solar attacked. I presume you know what those are." High ranking holy servants. Powerful enough that most demons would run away rather than face them. "I'd already been wounded by some of the previous attackers, so the solar was much stronger than I could handle. In the end the only method I could think of to fulfil the mission objective and survive was to try and eat the solar's light." Incredibly stupid. Dark creature were weak to light and light creatures were weak to dark. To eat your opposite was a fool's gambit one could only justify with the most desperate of scenarios. "It worked, and I managed to complete the mission. However while I could force the light to bend to my will for a while it's now destroying me from the inside, given that I'm a creature of dark."

    Taking a deep breath she winced, then exhaled sharply. "So that's the situation. The light is like poison, running through my veins and slowly killing me. I asked for you to come since you... are familiar with light. I was wondering if maybe... you had an idea of how to deal with this." Also important she trusted Ruvel far enough that she didn't think he would use this opportunity to kill her. While they didn't meet eye to eye on everything he appeared to be respectful enough of Akeya's perspective that he wouldn't eliminate her without provocation on her side.

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