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    Post by Lemony.Boy on 25th March 2019, 10:21 pm

    Sakuramori:


    “Lying in Black Rose territory is a single, solitary cherry blossom forest. While it may look like a regular forest from afar, take a closer look and you’ll find out it’s anything but. These woods are home to many mysterious, powerful, and even dangerous creatures and spirits that can only be found here. Because of their exotic nature, and powerful magic affinity, beast tamers from all over the world travel to the forest in order to claim one of these animals for themselves. Rumor has it that it is easy to get lost in this forest, with stories of certain souls remaining trapped within, unable to find their way out. Best to have your guard up... else bad things happen…”


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    Training in the Sakura Forest


    The roads in Sakuramori were all long and winding, uphill and downhill struggles.  At every turn, Zachariah nearly fell sick to his stomach from the nauseating cherry scent.  At first, the blossoms’ aroma was enjoyable and somewhat tranquilizing, but as the morning progressed they became more and more agitating.  The night sky still hung over the forest, with the moon’s light still bright.  But, the sun slowly began to peak over the horizon, and Zachariah could feel its energy shining across his skin.  Ever since his last mission in the Spooky Forest, Zachariah had been doing some soul searching, and decided it was high time he started to train again.  He initially thought of returning to the Spooky Forest for some much needed magic practice, but figured Sakuramori would be better on the mind.  The image of all those massacred animals and the traumatic battle with the marionette still haunted him.  He was sure everything was hunky-dory now and decided to leave the Spooky Forest as it was.  He assured himself he would return eventually, just not so soon.  It took Zachariah quite a while to find a quiet and secluded spot in the forest.  By the time he reached the clearing found the small shrine amidst the pink gorge, the sun’s glare levitated well above the horizon.  Though it was still morning time, the warm forest air was humid and filled with pesky insects.

    Zachariah shed his pack and his jacket and hung them on a sturdy branch.  This section of the forest felt especially rich in magical energy, radiating from the tiny stone pagoda in the middle of the clearing.  When the morning sun’s rays cast their light on the pagoda, it glowed and resonated, and Zachariah quickly jumped to alertness.  A shrill, gong-like sound erupted throughout the forest, forcing Zachariah to cover his ears in pain.  The ground began to rumble and even the sturdiest cherry trees began to tremble.  Zachariah leapt backwards as roots underfoot became unturned and lashed at his body.  A mountainous, gleaming golem dug up from the ground and reared its smoothened head.  Pink and red lichens covered its wide body, seemingly holding its rocky body together.  Zachariah shakily landed on his feet and took a fighting stance.  The golem was still attached to the ground, its waist and left arm anchored by powerful wooden roots.  He took note of the stone pagoda on the golem’s head, which held in its original position no matter which way the beast turned.

    The Stone Golem:


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    He charged up a Spectral Drill and aimed it towards the golem’s shoulder, but the roots abruptly gave way to the golem’s strength and snapped like a wire.  The sharp and splintering roots lacerated Zachariah’s cheek, leaving a deep wound.  Zachariah grunted with a loud Ack! and fell back.  The golem was faster than he’d anticipated, wildly swinging the tree roots attached to it like a flog.  He hopped into the tree canopy and masked himself in the pastel brush.  Hot Morning Stars emerged from his hands on command.  The heavy orbs of light weighed heavy in his hands, but flew at the beast like a fast ball.  The miniature star made a crackling noise upon impact and released singing flares of orange and yellow sunlight.  Zachariah conjured as many as he could and peppered the beast with blinding light.  The sheer force of the exploding sunlight and heat knocked the golem to the ground.  Under its own immense weight, it collapsed and was unable to stand again.  The crashing boulders forced a thick cloud of dust and debris into the air and stung Zachariah’s eyes as he descended from the trees.

    The golem’s stone body made a satisfying clacking sound when he landed upon it, like heels on a marble floor.  He slowly approached the pagoda atop the stone as the dust cloud parted, but the whip of vines forced him to retreat.  Though, the rough vines tied his ankles like a ribbon and forced him to his knees.  They caught a hold of his wrists and bound him.  He could see the sharp tendrils racing towards his body, and fought to free himself.  Wood dug into his skin as he struggled and the spear-like roots did not slow their pace.  “No!” he shouted through grit teeth, and forced small sparks in the air around him.  Small crackles of light flashed and heated up around him followed by auroras of indigo that seared the wood around him.  His magic flowed through the light around him and triggered the Ultraviolent Flash.   He quickly freed himself from the mangling roots and raised his hands in defense.  “Lightspeed Beatdown!” he called out, and his skin began to shine with a rainbow film.  His deft fingers deflected the oncoming roots and he caught the pursuing attacks.  The roots in his hands fought his grip, but he poured all of his strength out and heaved the roots into the air.  Like a hammer-throw, he spun around and launched the roots into the forest and quickly shattered the boulder coming at him.
    Several heavy pieces were missing from the golem now and it stood lopsided.  The lack of roots holding it together weakened its stance and it struggled to lift its limbs from the ground.  

    Zachariah rushed the monster and knocked its remaining arm off with a quaking heel strike.  Morning Stars clung to the monster’s legs and left behind nothing but the main body.  Zachariah punched it, but it did little except crack and make his knuckles ache.  He bounced back and recoiled in pain, “god! That’s harder than I thought.”  The Lightspeed faded from his skin as he relaxed and backed away.  He raised his other hand and aimed his open palm at the giant slab of granite that remained.  The tip of a Spectral Drill formed and twirled violently and sharply.  With a release of his fingers, the drill seared through the air and effortlessly penetrated the stone.  When Zachariah raised his fingers, it swiftly changed course upwards and threw the pagoda into the air.  A single Morning Star flew its way, and hot stone flew throughout the forest, completely obliterated by Zachariah’s magic.  He limped away and picked up his jacket and pack, which still hung from the branches of a tree untouched by the battle.  He warily looked around, then wandered away in search of somewhere safer.

    The Creek:



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    At the bank of a thin creek, he hopped to the sunnier side and hung up his stuff once again.  It seemed safe enough; he sensed no magical entities nearby, and certainly no other golems.  The location was a small clearing with black sand and flowing clear water with a small waterfall at the base.  The cherry trees provided a balanced amount of shelter from the sun and allowed a comfortable amount of light in.  From his pack, Zachariah produced a small mirror he traveled with.  It was nothing special, but allowed him to better judge his injuries.  He hung it on a branch and checked the nicks on his face, wincing each time he removed a splinter.  For a while he tended to his wounds, then rested for a minute by the river before continuing (or officially starting) his training.


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    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 26th March 2019, 9:25 pm

    -In the Sakura Forest-

    Wearing her Azure Armor over a blue t-shirt with khaki cargo shorts and white tennis shoes, Victoria entered the Sakura Forest because she had taken a day off from running jobs to do something different. She was looking to talk to Florence Manderley, but she was busy treating patients at the local hospital and did not want to interrupt her. Victoria also did not want to get dragged into a job by Octavia Ashford, so the brunette decided to just go walk in the forest. She had her Silver Dagger in her pocket in case any supernatural enemies came out to play, so she was ready for anything.

    Well, almost anything.

    Victoria could not get over her job to Snowfall Island because she learned a lot of things that she would rather have not learned. Chief among them was that Agent Lacedaemon was developed by using human experimentation, and not all of it was conducted on volunteers. The military on Snowfall Island at first used the local homeless population because no one would miss them. When the homeless population was either all harvested or the few remaining homeless people got smarter about their hiding places, the military then turned to soldiers who "volunteered" for the project to keep their families from being sent to the labs. The more Victoria read about Project Lacedaemon the less she liked about it; the moral compasses of everyone involved in the project were so messed up that she was surprised that they could even find their way to the bathroom without a guide.

    Eventually most of the military garrison got fed up with the project and staged a mutiny to stop it. She had traveled through the base and learned a lot about the circumstances that led up to the mutiny. One of the recurring reasons was a lot of dissatisfaction from non-commissioned officers who felt that they were getting cheated out of promotion in order to ensure the promotion of a select few, namely the sons and daughters of high-ranking officers. There was also a growing sense of dismay and disgust that the military would coerce its own soldiers into participating in a project with such a high mortality rate that the average death rate was 15 subjects a day at the project's peak.

    People would do anything to get an advantage over others, but the project crossed a lot of lines that should never be crossed. The clients were busy examining the documents she recovered for clues to the location of the head scientist, a man named A. Kerwes. According to a scientist's note, he had betrayed the other scientists and had left them to die in the mutiny to cover his own escape. Victoria was sure that she would be sent to find him soon, but right now she was trying to forget some of the more unsavory details of the project.

    Her train of thought was interrupted when she spotted the Sabertooth member named Zach sitting near a thin creek with a mirror in his hand. She decided to forget about Project Lacedaemon and speak to the guy. It looked like he had been in a big fight recently and needed some help.

    "Hey Zach. How's it going? Do you need any help?" Victoria asked Zach.

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    Post by Lemony.Boy on 30th March 2019, 7:32 pm

    As he looked in the mirror, he focused only on his small wounds and the tiny, meticulous splinters in his skin.  Amidst the sounds of nature; the birds and creek, and the flowing leaves, he was reminded of the Spooky Forest again.  Although he defeated the marionette of the forest, he still felt uneasy about it.  How did that all happen in the first place? he questioned, but could not come to a plausible conclusion.  The snarls of the werewolves and roaring lizardmen still echoed in his head, as did the image and scent of the small game he had to kill.  How evil must a mage have to be to curse a forest like that?  The golem in the sakura forest reminded him of that night, especially when the vines wrapped around his ankles and wrist.  He had flashbacks of the battle against willow tree, but would rather not picture that fight again.  Though, a different sense of queasiness washed over him, as if someone was nearby.  A familiar voice called out to him, not too far away.

    “Hello?” Zachariah replied, but did not turn to see who it was.  He was too distracted by his own thoughts to greet the person.  Zachariah had been so lost in thought he could hardly recognize Victoria’s voice.  He was still mulling over his last job, especially now that he had some quiet moments after that battle with the golem.  The words processed through his head again and he realized someone was calling his name specifically.  Slightly startled, he nearly dropped the mirror.  He was still a bit scratched up on his cheeks and his forehead was slightly stained with blood, but for the most part he felt alright.  He turned around and waved to Victoria.  Seeing the familiar face was quite a relief, even if they were not that close.  I could use a training buddy, though, he suddenly thought, the idea popping into his head.  “You frightened me,” he said, turning red in the cheeks and neck.  “I’m fine.  I came out here to train, but I got into a little scuffle with some beasts in the forest.  Who knew there was so much magic out here.
    How are you doing?”


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    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 31st March 2019, 11:14 am

    "Sorry about that, Zach." Victoria apologized for startling the youth. She was here to get over the Snowfall Island job and the multiple unpleasant truths she had learned about the super soldier project that had once been researched there. She had once considered talking to Florence about it, but she was uncertain if she was sworn to secrecy about what she had discovered and did not want to share details about Project Lacedaemon in case others were encouraged to take up that avenue of research themselves. The mage had not been expressly told that she was to keep quiet about what she had found, but she was fairly certain that silence was supposed to go with the big payment she had just received for completing the job.

    "I'm OK. I came out here to talk to someone I know, but she's busy treating patients at a medical clinic, so I won't hold up that kind of important work just to talk about the weather." Victoria told him the purpose behind her visit to Sakuramori. She wanted to meet up with Florence at some point, but scheduling conflicts might make Victoria postpone the venture until a better time. In the meantime, Zach looked like he had indeed went up against of the local forest fauna and had won, but it was clear that the animals did not give up without a fight.

    "Do you need treatment for those cuts and bruises?" Victoria asked Zach. She would help him if he needed it, but she would leave him alone if he did not. It was his choice as to whether he accepted her help or not.

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    Post by Lemony.Boy on 2nd April 2019, 7:41 pm

    Zachariah nodded his head as she spoke, while at the same time futilely continuing to treat his blood-bruised wrists.  He was in no rush lately, save for a job in the Silent Glaciers he would eventually have to complete.  According to the job description, an elderly woman required an escort across the tundra for a routine ritual.  As much as he hated the tundra, Zachariah could not let her cross the icy terrain by herself.  Today’s venture into Sakuramori was just a mere break between work.  Payment had been good to him lately.  Though, as he began to take on more difficult jobs, he realized that he would need to get stronger as well.  He was lucky to have bumped into Victoria, albeit in an odd place.  She was a powerful mage, Zachariah could sense that much.  Oddly enough, she was one of the few acquaintances he had from Sabertooth.  “It’s alright,” he replied.  “I could use some…professional help with some of the cuts.  This one monster grabbed me by the wrists and ankles.  My ankles are fine, but my wrists are pretty jacked up,” he explained.  As of right now, he’d rather not divulge into the specifics of the altercation.

    He unwrapped the bloodied bandages and raised his hands up to show her.  The skin was gashed and covered in scabs and thin splinters.  For some wonky tree roots, they did quite a number on him; he could still feel the pressure of the tendrils gripping him.  They stung and throbbed as he removed the gauze, but the clean, cool forest air was somewhat refreshing.  Zachariah blushed, a little embarrassed to be asking for help.  “If you don’t mind, of course,” he stammered, “I could use a sparring buddy, too.  I’d hate to take up too much of your time though.”


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    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 3rd April 2019, 10:11 pm

    Victoria looked at the wrist wounds that had been shown to her and momentarily recoiled, then recovered her focus and quickly had an idea. While the wounds looked terrible, they were superficial and posed no threat to life and limb if treatment was promptly administered. Fortunately for Zach, Victoria knew just the spell necessary to effect treatment without the hassle of going to a hospital and jumping through flaming hoops just to get an appointment.

    "I've got this." Victoria assured her fellow Sabertooth member as the former raised her right hand and pointed the palm towards him. She focused healing magic into a golden ball that she cast at the youth in a Medical Bag spell, currently her strongest healing spell. The ball struck Zach and started to heal his wounds with little delay. In a matter of moments the wounds on his wrists should be healed over and a feeling of renewed vitality should be the first thing he felt from the effects of the Medical Bag spell. Training in Combat Medic magic under Florence was starting to pay off because now Victoria could do more for her guildmates than simply send lead downrange at enemies or be a warm body that followed them around for company. Now the brunette could heal them in the field and keep them in good condition until they could get to more comprehensive medical help.

    Victoria was momentarily surprised by his offer to spar, but she would take him up on it. She did not come this far just to walk in the woods with nothing to show for it. She hoped that Zach was ready for what she could bring to a fight.

    "OK, Zach. I'll spar with you if want me to." Victoria told Zach. Helping out one of the new guys was not much of a demand on her time. On the contrary, helping out a new guy tended to be time well spent.

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    Post by Lemony.Boy on 7th April 2019, 10:28 pm

    Zachariah winced and turned away, afraid to watch Victoria use her magic.  But, the spell was painless and actually quite relaxing.  Though he peeled his eyes away, he curiously watched his wounds heal up as if they had never even existed.  No matter how much he recalled the fight from earlier, it was like his body had forgotten the pain, too.  He counted himself lucky and thanked his saints that such a skilled mage happened to be nearby.  A feeling of rejuvenation and a sudden burst of energy erupted throughout him, adding a new pep to his step.  Though Zachariah didn’t truly understand healing magic, he didn’t ever question it.  If it works, then there’s no problem about it, he thought.  As useful as it was, he wondered why it wasn’t something he saw more often.  “Thanks.  I don’t know what I would have done if you weren’t here,” he stiffly laughed.  “Definitely saved me a lot of pain and jewels.”

    A wave of relief washed over him when she agreed to train him, but he couldn’t help but notice she was briefly taken aback by his request.  The discernment made him feel a bit embarrassed and red in the cheeks, but he was deeply appreciative that she took him up on his request.  It had been so long since he had someone to spar with, or even train with.  To be honest, he couldn’t remember the last time he sparred with something aside from a punching bag or lacrima.  And so, he was both excited and anxious, and he didn’t know how to begin either.  “I think it would be best to start out with some hand to hand first, just to warm up,” Zach suggested.  He backed up a step and lowered into a fighting stance, slowing his breath and focus.  “Now don’t be afraid to go all out on me,” he joked.  “I can take more than you think.”

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    Victoria Sheridan
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    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 9th April 2019, 10:27 pm

    "It's no problem, Zach. I'm always glad to help a guildmate in need." Victoria said to the youth. Thanks to the patience and persistence of Florence Manderley, Victoria could now help people as well as hurt them. The brunette was glad to know Combat Medic magic because it broadened her skill set and let her patch herself up after big fights. It also gave her access to less-than-lethal options so that not every fight had to end in fatalities.

    "Yeah, let's start with hand-to-hand first. That's a good place to start." Victoria readily agreed to his request. She did not want to break out her Light Machine Gun first thing because its power and rate of fire would be overkill. Until he expressly gave permission for her to use her magic, the brunette would stick to her bare hands for the sparring match. Hand-to-hand combat would be a lot less destructive on the area than her LMG, Rocket Launcher, or Grenade Launcher.

    Victoria took off her backpack and set it in a safe place, then put her Silver Dagger into the backpack so that it would not fall out of her pocket during the sparring match. She kept on her Azure Armor because it would protect her chest and shoulders during the fighting. Victoria then walked a short distance away and faced him.

    "I'm ready when you are, Zach." Victoria called to her guildmate.

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    Post by Lemony.Boy on 15th April 2019, 9:09 pm

    “Alright now, here I go,” he stated.  Zachariah lunged at Victoria with surgical movements and preciseness.  He pounced off the ground and aimed a knee strike at her torso.  In his brief airtime, he locked eyes with Victoria.  He wondered what kind of tricks she had up her sleeve and was curious to find out.  He always thought of himself as fairly skilled when it came to fighting without magic, but rarely did missions ever call for plain hand-to-hand.  With a flurry of motion, he jabbed and unleashed his fists.  The grass around him rustled in a short wave, disturbed by his movements.  Her armor resisted his attacks, almost making his knuckles sore from repeated strikes.  He almost found it difficult to avoid activating his Lightspeed Beatdown spell, but suppressed the urge.  Lately, he’d found himself becoming increasingly reliant on his magic on jobs and found that using his magic power so often took a toll on his body.  So, he figured some classic physical training would help him regain some control.  Plus, he figured casting any Morning Stars would destroy the beauty of the forest, and many of his other spells scared away the wildlife.

    Although Zach knew how much stronger Victoria was in comparison to him, he couldn’t help but pull his punches a little bit.  She was the closest person he had to a friend, and his protective nature caused him to spar more cautiously.  He hit her with a forceful palm strike and paused to regain his breath briefly.  “So, what brought you to Sabertooth?” he asked, hoping to get to know his ‘friend’ a bit better, even if it was in the midst of training.

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    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 15th April 2019, 9:39 pm

    Victoria stood and watched Zach spring into action. He literally leaped into action and aimed a knee strike at her torso with remarkable precision given the nature of his wounds. Victoria wore armor on her torso and she could heal away any injuries that Zach might be able to inflict, but why take a hit to the chest when there was no need to do so? That was what her adopted father always told her... never take a hit if one did not need to. Now would be a good time to heed his advice and dodge the attack if she could.

    Victoria ducked and leaned to the left, his knee soaring just past her right ear. She took the flurry of fists to her armor and was knocked around a bit, but she suffered no lasting harm. Rather, it seemed that every punch to the armor was hurting Zach's fists a little, which might have been something that she wanted to avoid doing. Maybe Victoria should remove the Azure Armor to make it fair to him because otherwise she could just stand there and let Zach harm himself trying to punch through her armor.

    "I came to Sabertooth after the last guild I was in disbanded one day. I had some powerful enemies, so I went to Sabertooth looking for protection and a place to call home. Ryo himself allowed me to join and gave me a place to stay for as long as I followed the guild's laws and didn't make the guild look bad." Victoria answered Zach's question on why she wanted to join. Moments later she was hit by a palm strike that made her stagger back and almost lose her footing, but she regained it and stood up straight again. She wondered how much pain he had suffered after hitting the Azure Armor with a palm strike and decided to make an offer to him.

    "Would you like me to take my armor off so that you don't hurt your hands too badly?" Victoria asked Zach in between his martial arts attacks.

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    Post by Lemony.Boy on 18th April 2019, 8:52 am

    Zachariah paused and blushed, then peered down at his fists.  They were slightly red now, the result of him being a little too enthusiastic.  He shyly hid them behind his back and nodded his head, somewhat embarrassed.  He felt almost childish, but carried on nonetheless.  “I, uh, would appreciate that actually,” he said and weakly chuckled.  “May I ask what guild that was?  If you don’t mind sharing of course.  I have my own fair share of things I want to leave behind.  After all, I joined Sabertooth in search of a new start, too.”  

    He still remembered those days vividly; backpacking alone, in search of a new place to call home.  But, even upon his initial arrival at Sabertooth, he didn’t know what to call it.  And so, he took on jobs far away and missed out on all the camaraderie between guild members.  While he waited for Victoria to get ready, he retrieved some gauze from his pack and wrapped it around his hands.  It wasn’t for any real medical purpose at the moment, more to keep the thought of pain out of his head.  Unless you can’t walk, you’ll be fine he thought.  That had been his philosophy amidst his travels, especially on rescues or escorts.  If he failed to protect or fulfill the mission, that was the true failure.  He turned back to Victoria and took a deep breath, then resumed his fighting stance.  “I’m ready when you are.”  

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    Victoria Sheridan
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    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 18th April 2019, 9:49 pm

    "OK, I'll remove my armor so that it's a little more fair to you." Victoria said to him. She obligingly removed the Azure Armor that had seen her through so many battles ever since getting it from a client in Hargeon Town as a reward for defeating Infernal Lord Zupazu and claiming a book from the demon in the underground tunnel. In exchange for a vow of silence concerning the contents of the book, Victoria received the Azure Armor, a special cuirass that was rumored to have once belonged to Carl K. Blaskowitz, a renowned demon slayer and an enemy of cultists of all stripes.

    It was clearly made for a man, but Victoria's boyish physique allowed her to wear it with minimal alterations. It provided life-saving protection against both magic and physical attacks while being comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time. While comfort was secondary to protection, the ability to wear it for extended periods of time was not something to be overlooked. Victoria removed the armor and set it aside along with her backpack at the base of a nearby rock, somewhere where they would not be easily stolen without both Sabertooth mages being able to spot the thief and take action.

    Victoria was returning from setting the armor and backpack aside when Zach asked the question concerning which guild she was once a part of. She felt that enough time had passed where she could discuss the matter without much fear of retribution. Besides, she was now strong enough to survive most attempts on her life and had enough lethal and less-than-lethal firepower to fight back with if things got ugly.

    "Have you ever heard of a guild called Black Rose?" Victoria asked Zach. She was not sure if he had ever heard of them because their disbanding occurred a while ago and some new guilds had arrived on the scene since that time. She might have been one of the only Sabertooth mages outside of Ryo to have heard of the guild.

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    Post by Lemony.Boy on 23rd April 2019, 9:33 pm

    Zachariah shrugged and shook his head, hoping he’d hear something vaguely familiar. “I can’t say I’ve ever heard of it,” he admitted, which was odd.   For all his travels in the countryside and far east or west, he couldn’t think of a time where he’d heard that name.  Perhaps he wasn’t talking to the right people, that was always a possibility.  Nonetheless, he shrugged it off as a coincidence.  He admired the armor Victoria had, it radiated both security and dominance.  Never in all his journeys did he ever dream of acquiring something of such a caliber, but he was still in his prime.

    Though, he had his own fair share of ‘invaluable’ possessions too, though not enchanted or magically imbued.  He thought of his jacket; the white peacoat he had tailored to him from rare white leather.  The leather came from his hometown before he began his travels, and was specially suited to him.  It had a collar that was a bit higher than normal, meant to shield his scars from easily frightened eyes.  Come to think of it, he had totally forgotten about them.  He was oddly comfortable with Victoria, enough that he didn’t feel the incessant urge to cover up his scars.  They were a long story, from when he was quite young.

    In short, he was struck by enchanted lightning at a young age whilst protecting his hometown.  About seventeen or so, not much younger than he is now, he was the only one with sufficient magic power to stand up to a threatening wizard slaver.  But in the end, his light was parred by his opponent’s lightning.  Even the slightest remembrances of that battle cause chills down his spine.  Out of habit, he reached up and touched the scars on his neck, but quickly retracted his hand and returned his attention to Victoria.  He led in with some light boxing to keep the training at a steady pace, enough to chat and be physical.  

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