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Job Sign-up (level your ass Luceam)
When you had travelled the world, seen many sights and even gone through portals to other worlds you might think that you had already seen everything there was to see. And you'd be wrong. While the portals might be a way to visit strange places it still limited you to those limited locations which were linked, and you were bypassing a lot of area in between point A and point B.
Or to put it otherwise, even when you'd seen the world and several others you still had space to explore, and all those places which didn't have a convenient portal leading to them. There was no such thing as having explored everything: the frontier would just keep pushing onwards. The only creatures which could possibly claim to have explored everything worth exploring were those of omnipresent and omnipotent nature, and even with those Akeya would argue that those terms only meant that their limits had yet to be found, not that those limits didn't exist.
Pondering about the nature of reality aside, Akeya had received one of the strangest jobs so far. Apparently her new task was to help explore space. And a planet which couldn't easily be accessed by portal. The job came from the Rune Knights, so she presumed that it was an exploration effort from the magic council itself passed down to their executive branch who then hired some outsider mages who were thought adequate.
Having thought of this the dragoness had frowned at the implications. While she'd definitely become stronger the most likely reason why someone would consider her a good candidate for exploring space... She had been revealing her tricks to the wrong people. If it became common knowledge that she had more than the powers of dark at hand it could become a problem. As long as she was seen as a dark dragon who happened to be cooperative people would be wary but tolerant. If the wrong powers began to see her as someone meddling in the balance between several vital fundamental forces in reality they wouldn't be quite so willing to let her do her own thing.
The dragoness had sat down and considered her options carefully. If she ignored the summons and went into hiding they probably would designate her as a liability. If she went there was a bunch of things they could do, ranging from experimentation to simply killing her. Either way there wasn't an easy answer, in which case... she might as well go and see if she could steer the situation to favour her as much as was possible. Truth be told she was actually interested in the idea of going to space so it wasn't that she had objections to the job itself. Only the circumstances left her suspicious and wary. However if she was going to be in trouble either way she might as well take the path where she both had a better chance of improving her odds and where she could do something that she really, really wanted to do. It would be her first time in space but she already had the feeling that it'd be a lot more enjoyable for her than for most other people.
After all, most people needed an atmosphere to survive.
And so it was that the dragoness arrived at the spaceport. The Rune Knights weren't going so be as reckless as to just hand some mage a shuttle and let them have at it. Swishing her tail Akeya stood outside of the complex and looked up at the tall shiny walls which hid the vehicle which would serve as their ticket to the skies. She wasn't planning to board herself but she still had to get herself registered. Space travel was relatively new in Fiore but the people in charge were aware that it was an extremely dangerous endeavour where they couldn't afford to cut corners. Grumbling about the idea that data about her would be written down but resigned to the knowledge Akeya went through the registration procedures. At the very least she was still written down as an unaffiliated mage as her draconic self and she hadn't had much trouble hiding her guild mark: the visual part was easily obscured and messing with magic perception was one of her specialities.
Once all that was done she returned to the outside as she waited for the other mages to arrive. She had been informed that aside from the scientists that she would be protecting for the duration of the trip there would be three other mages with the same task: one outsider and two Rune Knights. A careful balance to ensure that there were enough executives present who could be considered both responsible and reliable. Akeya snorted as she crouched in the shadow of a building and set herself to wait. Her dark scales resulted in her quickly fading from sight until the only thing left of her presence was the faintest of magical presences, more likely to make someone feel like there was a strong magical background than that there was an actual person. She even went so far as to erase her presence as a living being so nobody with detection tricks would bother her until she was done waiting for the others.
Once one of the other mages arrived she'd get out of the shadows to greet them. Until then her emerald eyes studied the area, taking in the sights of one of the more advanced and strictly monitored places in all of Fiore. She had already suspected as much when she arrived, but some more inspections had made it clear: even a stealth specialist as her would have a difficult time getting into this facility without being detected. The place was filled to the brim with magic circles and magic tools that helped record everything. There was even hextech, that mysterious combination of magic and machine which Akeya had always thought was a curious creation even if she acknowledged the potential threat it posed when used as a weapon. As long as she didn't move she could probably remain unseen, but if she tried to penetrate any further while sneaking...
Gazing up at the sky she looked at the clouds. While there were patches of open air it was a somewhat gray morning. No sign of rain but not the kind of day most humans would want to spend outside. Beyond those clouds and that blue sky was the infinite void of space, filled with countless stars which illuminated the vast emptiness. Her invisible claws dug into the ground in front of her as she kept staring upwards. She didn't fear space: she had little reason to. But she didn't know what it was like up there. In the past she'd flown high, higher than the highest clouds, high enough that she could see the planet curving away beneath her. But that still hadn't been space.
It really was a new frontier, and even someone as stoic as her couldn't deny that she wanted to go there as soon as possible and find out what kind of secrets it contained.