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    Mythal Ragnos
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    Post by Mythal Ragnos on 22nd June 2019, 7:17 pm

    I've been out there and seen the things she's made


    Mythal didn’t feel right about keeping Luceam here. He hated to think it and didn’t dare speak it any more than he had but he was concerned about her adverse reactions to the planet. Adding in the addition of the fairy princess who didn’t offer much help but chose, instead, to make snide, unneeded comments. It seemed like a mixing pot of bad ingredients that was going to result in a massive, devastating culmination. He wasn’t going to force the girl back to Earth but he was going to keep an eye on her, probably throughout the night. The trio of operating team members, Serilda, Akeya and himself, agreed that setting out recording devices was the best option for their first night. The dragoness stated that in addition she would be outside the ship as well to keep a solid watch on the movements and environment of the nocturnal cycle. It was a good idea; her senses would serve better respect to the meticulous and possible dangerous conditions they could experience rather than bland technology. “If you’re good by yerself, I’ll make sure everythin’ inside stays calm,” he said, unafraid to throw a glance in Luna’s direction. The best option was to have eyes both on the outside elements and the ones inside as well.

    They had a little time to prepare but not as much as they had expected. Soon the sun’s rays were creeping away and the onset of darkness rode into take its place. The scientists were brought inside along with Serilda, Mythal and Luna and they went about their predetermined business. The full night hadn’t even truly fallen before several of the scientists had begun voicing their displeasure over Luna’s continued presence. Her words hadn’t fallen on deaf ears and a group of the crew approached Mythal as he was standing outside the room, clearly on a mission.

    “You said you can extract her from the planet without injuring her, correct?” The elected leader said as they stopped before the Darkness King.

    “Yeah…” Mythal responded slowly, turning his head to look at the group.

    “In all honesty, her remaining on this mission seems more of a hindrance than a benefit. We had been told she was an expert in nature and remedies but her actions today speak of a woman unhinged,” the scientist continued, analytically listing reasons for their trek here.

    “I’ll admit her actions were a bit… crazed, but I’m not going to throw her back to Earthland willy nilly. I’d need to talk to Serilda at the very least – I’d rather not bother Akeya while she’s keeping an eye outside.” Not even proper nightfall and already having to deal with issues.

    “Do what you must. But know that our continued research could be affected by her. Words are words but clearly this world is affecting her in a negative fashion. We worry that action will soon come before speech and then all of our lives could be in danger.” With that, the scientist nodded at his fellow compatriots and the group turned and headed back to their duties.

    “Shoulda seen this comin’,” Mythal said with a sigh. He stood up and made his way to the lab that Serilda had made her home. She was planning on watching some of the nocturnal action for awhile before she got some rest. Mythal would probably tag in when she started to lose steam, adding an extra set of eyes to the activities from a different viewpoint. He walked in as the rest of the scientists were bustling around her, going about their own business while also occasionally glancing at the screen. “Hey,” he said as he came up beside her, leaning against the closest table. “So I just had a parlay with a few of the scientists here. Apparently they’re not comfortable with Luna remainin’ here. They’re concerned about her actions getting’ more hectic and her endangerin’ the rest of us. I hate to admit it but frankly, they gotta point. I like the girl but her actions and words today were worryin’. And if this planet really feels as wrong as she said it is, it could affect her worse. I’d rather not fight one of our own on a planet that we don’t know all about. If she decides to use her plant magic, it could cause a ripple effect.” He sighed softly. “What do you think?”


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    Post by Akeya on 3rd July 2019, 6:06 pm

    The light was dying and the dark was growing. Although even during the day this planet had significantly less light than Earthland. Luceam (or was it her companion? Or both?) had been correct in their assessment that this world was one where the element of dark was more dominant than the element of light. Earthland had been fairly balanced, although from Akeya's senses the night back home had always had its fair share of light as well due to the moon and the many, many stars. Here it was the other way around: the nights were truly dark, and while there was a sun during the day its light could not banish all the shadows. For most people from their homeworld that would make this a bad place, but for herself (and Mythal she was pretty sure) it was quite comfortable.

    Holding up one invisible claw she let the darkness flow through it. She may have both light and dark inside of her, but she'd spent so long being a creature of dark that she still felt a comfort from this world at night, where there was no question whether the light or the dark was in charge. All the scientists had long since gone inside, their artificial observation technology installed so they could collect data from the safety of the shuttle. Nothing they'd seen so far in this world suggested that the shuttle was in any danger.

    And if there was something which could harm the shuttle Akeya would take care of it. If there was something out there which could force her to retreat she would almost certainly have felt its power already even from a fair distance, so either it didn't exist, was too far away to be a threat or was hidden somewhere where it most likely wouldn't come out just to bother these aliens from another planet.

    Of course Seridia and Mythal were inside as well. Although both of them had more raw power than Akeya they'd apparently deemed her more suitable for this position, or at least suitable enough. Whether it was because they thought she'd do the best job or because she'd volunteered first and they didn't think all three of them needed to be outside was a secondary concern. For now it meant that Akeya had the outside world for herself while they took care of any issues that might arise inside the shuttle. Like with Luceam: she'd come along because she was good with nature, but it looked like this planet, Constantine, had turned out to be even more alien than anticipated. So alien that someone attuned with nature couldn't bear it. An unfortunate turn of events, but there wasn't much they could do about that. And it brought the threat of Luceam herself becoming a threat to the expedition. Akeya was no naive optimist: she'd seen how the pink-haired fairy and her summoned friend had been behaving. There was definitely a non-zero chance that they'd become a serious threat.

    It was a good thing the other two capable mages were inside to deal with that if it were to go wrong. Luceam could wreak a lot of havoc if not contained.

    Akeya herself cracked her knuckles as she could see many tiny figures fly upwards in the distance, quickly forming a dark blanket covering an already dark sky. Standing there on top of the shuttle she watched as more and more of the little batlike creatures poured forth from their underground homes, more and more and yet more, more than you could have thought the entire planet to hold. Enough that the blanket of flittering bodies quickly expanded to cover the entire sky, and the dragoness was sure that they covered the sky everywhere else as well. Something you'd never see on Earthland: a natural tiny predator, so numerous that they could envelop the entire world with sheer numbers. Narrowing her eyes she watched as they whirled around high above, a chaotic mess which somehow was even more messy than a sea of writhing worms. Those weren't nearly as fast as these things turned out to be. They weren't so fast that a mage like Akeya couldn't outspeed them, but they were definitely showing off that kind of movement speed that you needed to be airborne for if you didn't want to rely on trickery.

    As she tried to keep track of individual bodies Akeya considered whether there was anything else to be done here. The batlike creatures appeared content to stay up in the air for the most part: they only occasionally flew down in swarms, gathering around whatever prey hadn't managed to make itself scarce. Their hunts were brief and to the point, critters quickly torn apart and devoured by a multitude of tiny fanged mouths. A whole flock had approached the shuttle at first, but they'd quickly gone back up once they'd fgured out that this strange thing wasn't edible in the slightest. The dragoness had been completely ignored, her form fully blended into the world so there was not even a physical presence for them to track.

    Should she just stand here and watch these things fly about for the remainder of the night? It definitely was one option, but it felt like she wouldn't be making use of this opportunity... The scientists wanted samples, any form of data they could get their hands on. It was a desire that Akeya could easily sympathize with. She too had a great thirst for knowledge and understanding. In which case rather than just standing here... maybe she should help collect some data on how these air piranhas dealt with a hostile intruder.

    Calling her shadow blade to her hand she twirled it around several times before suddenly lashing out with it, the string that connected it to her clawed hand rapidly extending as the dark dagger shot upwards into the sky until it buried itself into one of those many, many bats. Forcing the string to shorten Akeya quickly reeled her prey in, but she also saw that her dagger was being followed by a good portion of the dark sky carpet. They still couldn't find her, but at the very least they were reacting to one of their own suddenly being struck down and pulled down to earth.

    With a single swipe Akeya released the dead bat, letting it fall to the ground as she grabbed her dagger with her actual hand rather than just letting it dangle from the black string. Spreading her wings she jumped, turning into a streak of darkness that shot away into the air before she allowed herself to materialize even as she began to repeatedly attack with her dagger. Like a whip with a very sharp tip the weapon flew forth ripping through several of the dark bats at a time as they all began to home in on Akeya. Her response, of course, was to begin flying around, outspeeding them even as she kept lashing out again and again and again. However speed could only bring her so far when the threat was closing in from every single angle, more and more bats descending from their skywards patrol to instead attack this intruding dark dragon, who so boldly was attacking them as if their numbers meant nothing to her.

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    Post by Serilda Sinclair on 8th July 2019, 1:04 pm

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    Xiuhcoatl and Gren had wandered over to her at some point, the two wolves eager for attention. They had been extremely well behaved during the entire trip, and though they were curious about the world outside they had not left the ship yet. Serilda and Mythal had agreed that it would be best to keep them inside the first day or two until they knew it was safe to let them out. Since they had been a bit neglected that first day, Serilda made sure they were let into the lab with her so she could give them some affection while she observed the cameras with the scientists.

    She had finished her tea and was running a hand gently through each of their coats when Mythal came in. Looking up at him from where she sat, she listened carefully as Mythal explained that some of the other scientists had expressed their concern to him about Luna’s further involvement in the mission. He asked for her opinion and she sighed softly. “No, they’re right. Everyone knows it. Hell, I’m pretty sure Luna knows it. It was a mistake for her to come, though I know her heart was in the right place. She doesn’t like to back down once she’s committed to something, no matter how difficult it is for her, and I respect that about her greatly. But… In this instance, I don’t think it’s healthy for anyone that she remain here, least of all herself.”

    Serilda excused herself to the scientist she had been sitting beside, promising she’d be back in a couple minutes. The man nodded idly, not really listening to her as his eyes were glued to the screens. She stood and walked with Mythal toward Luna’s room, the hounds following beside their masters. Given Luna’s frantic state, she didn’t want the other slayer to have to confront the fairy alone about this. Luna would probably take it easiest coming from Serilda anyway.  “Will you be okay doing this? You said earlier that it might drain all your power…” He could probably just go outside afterward and soak up some of the darkness to recharge, but she still didn’t want him to have to overexert himself so soon into the heart of the mission.

    Ultimately, it was decided this would be the best course of action. Serilda normally wouldn’t have confirmed the decision without hearing from Akeya too, but the dragoness was doing something much more important and Serilda was fairly positive that whether or not Luna stayed would be of no consequence to the twilight mage. She was an extremely pragmatic woman that would probably just prefer to have potential hazards out of the way, anyhow.

    Before long, Luna had been safely transported back to Earthland. Serilda made sure Mythal went straight to bed so he could start to recover his strength, and returned to the lab with Xiuhcoatl still at her side. By the time she returned, several of the technicians were gathered around the monitors and chatting excitedly to one another. “What’s going on?” she asked as she approached.

    “Akeya is fighting the bats,” one of them told her without looking up. “At first we thought she was being attacked, but they don’t entirely seem to be aware that she’s there. They only started acting up after a few of them had been killed.”

    Serilda nodded. “That makes sense. She can manipulate her body to blend in with light and darkness to the point of becoming intangible, so there really wouldn’t be much for them to sense. Do we know why she started fighting them?”

    He shook his head. “No, it seemed unprompted. She does seem to be pretty focused on reaching the objectives of our mission here though, so maybe she’s trying to learn more about them by engaging them?”

    “Possibly.” It was really anyone’s guess at that point. Serilda could go outside and ask her, but if the other woman was in the middle of trying to do something she didn’t really want to interrupt her. Akeya was obviously holding her own, which was of no surprise. If the fight became too much she’d likely come back inside.

    “At least we’ll have a lot of creatures to dissect in the morning. That will help tremendously.” The man paused with a frown. “Then again, maybe not…”

    Serilda could tell by his wary expression that he was thinking of Luna. “Don’t worry. Mythal used some of his magic to return Luna back to Earthland. She will not be here for the remainder of the mission.” All the scientists present looked greatly relieved by that, and the excitement once again returned to their faces as they realized they could look forward to doing their jobs unhindered. “In fact, Akeya’s efforts may be able to help you sooner rather than later.”

    The Voidwalker reached out with her magic and took hold of several of the diseased creatures that Akeya had already slain. About of a dozen or so of the corpses lifted gently off the ground and were pulled through into the ship easily as Serilda shifted the spaces between the molecules of their body to let them pass the thick walls without resistance. Within a matter of seconds, the scientists had a small pile of freshly killed alien creatures to examine in as much depth as they desired.

    It was like watching children in a candy store as they eagerly got their gear together and split off into smaller teams to start doing their research. Serilda stayed with them for several hours, observing the scientists at their work as well as continuing to monitor Akeya just to make sure nothing else happened that the dragoness would need assistance with. Eventually, sleep called to her. Giving one last final check on everyone to make sure everything was in order, she bid them all goodnight and returned to her room to sleep next to Mythal until morning.

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    Post by Mythal Ragnos on 12th August 2019, 7:30 pm

    I've been out there and seen the things she's made


    Mythal had silently agreed with Serilda; Akeya probably wouldn’t truly care one way or another about Luna’s fate, so long as it didn’t impede her mission. There was very little point to take the matter up with her, as her job on the outside was arguably more important than this anyways. Bothering her with the politics of the ship’s demeanor could honestly hinder more than help. So he chose rather to take it straight to Serilda, if only to have a sounding board. The two of them had a fairly similar way of thinking when it came to things like this. And as he stood there and explained the situation to her, he could see her gears already working in tandem with his own.

    The truth of the matter was Luna had come to be a help and, instead, the world had warped her. Her connections to the planet, both Earthland and this one, had driven her emotions into a solid and confusing craze. It didn’t help that her spirit seemed to lack any sense of properness or charm that could offer any sort of endearment to their opinions. Princess of whatever she was, her words had only made matters worse in the long run. That and Luna’s hardly veiled threatening words. She was a danger to herself and to the rest of the crew and it was better they send her home now rather than have to deal with her physically later. Who knows what this planet would do to her magic, should she try to access it.

    He nodded along with Serilda. “Then I guess it’s decided.” With that set, the Field Marshall removed herself from the room to accompany him to Luna’s room. It was both a strategic move as well as an empathic one. On the one hand, having the two of them there would prevent her trying to harm him while he summoned up the strength to cast the spell. And if she felt he was acting as a threat, he had little doubt she would do so. But there was also the fact that Serilda was the one that Luna was closest her. They had worked together on a job before, had formed a bond that had lasted until this moment. He didn’t suspect it was going to shatter at all after this but there would probably be some… tension. Despite her mannerisms here, he felt that Luna was someone who took great pride in being able to hold herself up to standards. This would be a blow.

    The Voidwalker turned to him, asking if casting the spell will cause any problems. “Probably just tired. In time, bein’ able to create these portals will be easy. But I haven’t quite figured out all the mechanics to it yet, so it takes a lot of effort and stress to pry it open. From what I’ve seen, it seems that the remnants of the dark magic that live in Kingdom Darkness are part of our world. Pro’lly because they formed when everythin’ formed. They aren’t anymore toxic than anythin’ else in the world, but they are still there. After our little door hoppin’ adventure and my absorbin’ some of the magic there, I can sense ‘em. As I practiced, I found I could even manipulate ‘em. Surprisingly they’re all connected too; kinda like strings in a web that expands the cosmos. So with a bit of a push, I can open doorways between ‘em. It’ll just be a matter of makin’ a big enough one for ‘er.” It sounded complicated and truthfully it was, to a point. Sensing the spots was one thing but being able to interlock them and open pathways was something else. After months of training he could do that fairly easily but expanding the size of one portal meant he had to expand the size of the other. One couldn’t walk through a portal human sized on side and try to squeeze out one fit for a mouse on the other. That kind of magical output was a lot at this point. He chuckled. “I’ll just need to sleep in pitch black to juice myself up after this.”

    When they reached the room, things were calm. They explained everything to Luna and she seemed to understand it or, at the least, she wasn’t going to fight it. She didn’t offer much in terms of conversation. They escorted down into the side room where Mythal had discovered the connection aboard the vessel. Just as he’d explained, opening a portal between the two points – on the ship and in the base on Earthland – was easy. But just as he had done earlier, he had only managed to open one that maybe a cat could squeeze into. It took several minutes of focus and effort for him to open it further, inching it wider and taller with every passing second. It felt like he was trying to expand several rubber bands with each hand. But once it had reached peak sustainability and size, they were able to get Luna through without issue.

    Just as he had expected, he was exhausted after the ordeal. Closing the portals felt like the first breath after being underwater for several minutes. He took a long moment to just catch his breath before he got to his feet. Serilda ensured that he got to bed, clearly taking the first shift within the ship. He didn’t fall asleep as quickly as he would have liked – after such a strenuous effort, his mind was racing. His senses were dulled slightly but not enough that he couldn’t feel movement on the outside of the ship. Akeya had started picking apart the swarm and then launched herself headfirst into battle. A part of him wanted to get up and go out to help her. There were a lot of those things outside, enough that his entire world felt like it was flapping. But he also knew going out there as he was would be dangerous.

    In the end, he decided against it. And once he had made that choice, his mind and body finally find a comfortable place to put the lights out and fall into slumber.

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    Post by Akeya on 17th August 2019, 3:08 pm

    Akeya was actually learning quite a lot from engaging the dark sky piranhas. For one thing it quickly became clear that they didn't have anything going for them other than a decent speed, sharp teeth and sheer numbers. Those were enough that they could deal with any normal intruder but it meant they were horribly outclassed by anything which had an answer to straightforward physical attacks. They did not appear to possess any magic beyond the natural amount which was tied to being a living entity. They didn't turn invisible in the darkness, they had no magical attacks, in short as successful as they were on this planet they were about as ordinary a creature as you could imagine. The dragoness suspected that they'd remain the dominant lifeform until the first creature appeared which couldn't easily be torn apart.

    Their attempts at eating Akeya were largely met with frustration. They'd surrounded her properly so she couldn't just keep flying about, but when they all charged in to dig their sharp fangs into her skin the assassin had released a burst of light which sent them reeling, in the confusion escaping from their cage made of bodies and flying away even as she cleaved several more into pieces with her dagger and string. By this point a fair amount of them were already lying died on the ground, where they most likely would remain until morning when the scientists could gather as many as they wanted and research them thoroughly. It was somewhat unfortunate that Akeya couldn't expose the bats to a wide variety of different effects to see how they reacted to different stimulus.

    So far their bodies had reacted as she'd about expected from a biological carnivore of their size. Blunt trauma didn't do much because most of the force ended up just throwing them through the air. Even if she tried to crush them against a solid surface their bodies were compact and sturdy enough that it required more force than it was worth. Piercing and slashing attacks were a lot more efficient, especially since once their wings were torn they quickly fell down to the earth. Which also allowed her to learn that once these creatures lost their ability to fly there wasn't much else they could do. Similar to the bats on Earthland they had no capability of serving as earthbound predators.

    Releasing another burst of light to once again scatter the sensitive flutterers Akeya considered what to do next. Given the amount of bats there were in the air she could keep killing them all night and still not have put a dent in their overall population. Most mages, even the very strong ones, would run out of stamina before they'd created a safe haven. The only reason she was managing was that she was regaining her energy as quickly as she expended it, the darkness around her effectively giving her unlimited stamina. Even so it'd get rather boring if she spent the entire night doing nothing but running around and slashing at the sky piranhas.

    Time to experiment with another trick.

    Dismissing her shadow blade she closed both clawed hands, clenching her fists and then opening them to reveal two spheres, one dark and the other light. They both emanated their respective element strongly, the air between the dragoness's hands quickly becoming a battleground between light and dark. Spinning around she launched both spheres into the sky, the dark and the light both intensifying at a rapid pace until half of the area was consumed by a deep darkness and the other illuminated by a brilliant light. Moving into the area where the light was dominant she could see that all the bats were trying to hurry over to the dark side, in accordance with their nocturnal lifestyle. However those who had been in the light zone at first quickly became infused with light themselves, glowing even as they flew into the dark where they disappeared.

    "Contrast."

    For the next part of her experiment Akeya once more clenched her fists, this time sending the command for both of the spheres to expend all the energy she'd put into them until they dissipated. The sky returned to normal, although all objects (including the bats) were now either glowing or surrounded by a cloud of dark.

    "Conflict."

    With that command all the bats found themselves rapidly pulled towards a point in the middle, glowing and obscured alike. Despite their best attempts whatever force was pulling them didn't relent, and where they met they quickly began to fall apart. Where a bat infused with light and a bat infused with dark met the two opposing elements forced one another out of existence, along with the bats. In short order there was actually a sizeable emptiness in the sky, the area in which all the bats had been negated in the conflict between light and dark.

    As amusing as it had been to watch it happen, it didn't actually provide much data other than that the bats didn't show any special reaction. The light bats definitely had been uncomfortable with their condition but it had appeared to be the reaction of a creature which had a biological sensitivity to light, with no deeper source behind it. The dragoness summoned her shadow blade again as more bats descended from the sky, her miniature extinction event only having slowed down the onslaught for mere seconds before they resumed their relentless assault on the intruder.

    She'd try to kill as many of them in as many ways as she could think of, and then go intangible again and wait out the rest of the night. She might be able to keep going but it'd become both boring and pointless eventually.


    The next day the ground was littered by a wide variety of corpses. The bats had been bludgeoned, crushed, stabbed, slashed, hacked, ripped, pierced, and had various other physical types of injury inflicted on them. Beyond that there were bats who had parts of their bodies literally consumed by darkness, bats which had been burned to a crisp by concentrated blasts of light, and there were some bats which were still squirming and twitching as minor amounts of light and dark had invaded their bodies which were still conflicting with each other, like two virusses fighting over which one would kill the host. Akeya's research had been very thorough and without a single shred of mercy.

    The twilight dragon herself was back on her spot on top of the shuttle, waiting for the other people of the expedition to finally come out now that the sun was up. It had been at least half an hour since the skies had been cleared out: despite Akeya's enthusiastic approach she'd been correct in assuming she wouldn't put a dent in the population. Even as she saw them depart for their caves she noted that there wasn't a visible difference in how many there were. Trying to get rid of them and let the world evolve without their oppressive dominance would be a project which most likely would take months or even years. And it wasn't the goal of this expedition anyway. Maybe something to consider down the line...

    She shrugged and looked down at the shuttle. The sun was already visible above the mountains, weak as it may be compared to the sun back on Earthland. It was still enough to ensure that no bat would voluntarily remain out in the open, so it was safe for the scientists to come out. Although she suspected that either Serilda or Mythal would emerge first to help confirm that it was indeed safe at this point.

    Staring off into the distance Akeya tapped one clawed finger against the hard surface of the shuttle as she wondered how to proceed next. The scientists would have little trouble processing the bats now they had so many specimen to choose from, but what else would they want to take a look at?

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    Lineage : Scion of the Void King
    Position : Saint of Conviction
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    First Magic: Voidwalking
    Second Magic: Sword of Wrath
    Third Magic: Cruorthurgy

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    Post by Serilda Sinclair on 31st August 2019, 8:34 pm

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    Conviction never shames nor condemns us.
    It calls us back to who we truly are.
    Morning came quicker than she would have liked, but Serilda roused herself around dawn regardless. She was tired, but surely not as tired as Mythal or Akeya were. Both of them thus far had expended a lot more magical and physical energy than she had, where most of the energy she’d spent had been mental and emotional due to the confrontations of the previous day. She felt weary, but nothing she wouldn’t be able to push through.

    Letting Mythal sleep longer, she got up and got dressed, doing a quick morning routine for hygiene before venturing out of the room. The scientists had traded shifts at some point during the night, a fresh crew examining the dead bodies of the bat creatures that Serilda had managed to pull into the ship for them. They were eager to get outside to see what else Akeya had revealed, but had wisely waited until the coast would be cleared for them.

    Serilda could already sense that the fighting outside was over. There were no longer any creatures swarming the outside of the ship, and Akeya herself had resumed her perch up top. The Voidwalker floated up through the roof of the shuttle and out into the open until she was standing next to the dragoness. In her hands were two steaming mugs of liquid, a coffee for herself and either a coffee or tea for Akeya, depending on what the noblewoman would have observed her preference to be during the months they’d been traveling together.

    “Mythal used his magic  last night to help Luna get back to Earthland,” she told the other woman as she offered her the cup. “I apologize for not consulting you before we made that decision, but what you were doing out here was more important at the time. And frankly, I figured you’d be in favor of it after everything yesterday. We shouldn’t have to worry about anymore complications on that front. Mythal may be asleep for a while longer though as he recovers some strength.”

    The marshal gently blew the steam from the top of her cup and took a sip from it, letting the hot drink wake her up a bit. Her blue eyes roamed over the scene before her. The ground around the shuttle was absolutely littered with alien corpses, as was the top of the shuttle itself. “You seem to have enjoyed yourself,” Serilda remarked with a wry smirk. “The scientists were too excited to sleep last night, so I pulled in a few of the corpses for them so they could get a head start on their research. Don’t suppose you learned anything interesting while fighting them?”

    She would drink her coffee in attentive silence as Akeya passed on anything the dragoness felt important to relay. Most of it likely wouldn’t be anything that would effect Serilda directly as the creatures that had survived the encounter with Akeya had already retired underground to hide from the sunlight. They wouldn’t return until darkness set again, but at the very least she could pass along any findings that Akeya had to the scientists for her.

    Once they were done chatting, Serilda told her, “You’ve been a huge help with all this. Why don’t you go get something to eat and some rest? You and Mythal have been pulling most of the weight so far, it feels like. I’ll take point for a while so you guys can rejuvenate.” Though Serilda knew it wasn’t necessarily her fault that she hadn’t gotten to do a whole lot since they landed the day before, she didn’t want Akeya or Mythal to feel like they were doing the majority of the grunt work. She could certainly handle watching over everyone for a couple hours by herself, especially since it seemed like not a lot really went on here during the daytime.

    Before long, the shuttle door was open and the scientists had their tables and equipment outside again, eagerly inspecting everything that Akeya had left for them. For the most part, Serilda let them do their own thing and did not bother them, since there was little she could to do contribute to their research. Instead, she left Xiuhcoatl and Gren outside to keep an eye on the crew while Serilda finally took some time to do a bit of exploring herself. She didn’t stray too far, but she did want the chance to see this new and strange place with her eyes rather than just her magical senses.

    She decided to help out by looking around for samples of the local flora. There wasn’t a ton of greenery on this planet, but to her that just made whatever plant life did exist there all the more important and interesting. Every time she came across a new patch of flowers or a different type of bush, she used her magic to carve a section of it out of the ground, roots and all. It didn’t take very long for her to have a trail of plants floating behind her. She also tried to look out for any bodies of water, taking samples of the ones she came across and putting it in little jars.

    As she was moving around, she kept her Void senses active for anything out of the ordinary. Only once did anything feel different enough to cause her to stop and peer out in the distance. Whatever was there wasn’t close enough for her to get a solid read on from this far. Briefly she thought about checking it out, but figured it was best to wait for the others. She had already ventured further than she’d intended to.

    Serilda returned with her gifts, sending the crew into another excited tizzy as they eagerly collected the goods she found. She stayed by the ship from there on out until Mythal and Akeya were up and about, ready to do some more work. “I may have found something, but I’m not entirely sure,” she told the both of them. “I sensed something far to the east while I was gathering some of the plant life. I’m not entirely sure what it was… the structural shape of it just didn’t match the rest of the planet’s layout. Either it’s a natural formation we haven’t come across yet, or it’s some kind of man made structure.”

    Man made wasn’t necessarily the right term, since they knew nothing about any sentient life so far in the area, but the others would understand what she was getting at. “I wanted to see what you guys thought before running off to look into it by myself.”

    Better safe than sorry.

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