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    Every Summer has a Story ~~ Kitalpha&Yuvon

    Kitalpha Aurence
    Kitalpha Aurence

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    Lineage : Kohl's Plague
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    Posts : 153
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1,650

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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence on 23rd June 2019, 12:50 pm

    Yet another sultry summer day at Silver Wolf, that's how the blonde experienced the pressing heat when she woke up at the break of dawn for her daily training. One would expect the high altitude and cold accompanying the lone mountain range of the Phoenix Mountains to not be tainted by this heat, yet they surprisingly were. It did not bother the eternal snow covering the mountain tops like a soft white blanket however, as it barely melted, and merely reflected the light and heat alike. The sun's rays were slowly but steadily burning Kitalpha's skin when she'd left for the outside, so for once she'd given in to the temptation to turn around and take another few hours of sleep as her own. She had happily sunk back into her soft sheets to sleep until noon, finding herself strangely sleep-drunk when she woke up again. Lengthily stretching underneath the covers, Kitalpha mumbled a few things to herself and kicked them off of her, carefully rolling out of her favorable sleeping nest. Rubbing the sleep from her eyes, a yawned escaped her body, and left her staring into the distance of her now well-lit room. Not that said distance reached far though, only a few more meters before a wall rose from its foundations. Her room had been small, but on the ground floor, where she'd managed to secure a small patch of garden as her own. It was worth sacrificing living space for direct access to nature itself. She prefered it that way, as she didn't have much things worth displaying in her room. Barely anything, safe from the clothes on her body, actually. All the rest of her weapons and attire were being kept safe in her pocket dimension, available to her at any given time. So aside from a bed, a simple desk, a chair and a small bathroom, nothing else decorated her room. Not even a painting or plant of the sorts.

    A soft sigh was all she let out before she threw her legs across the edge of her bed, and slowly wobbled off towards her bathroom. A mental fight erupted within the blonde as she wondered what to wear, stuck between something proper and fit for representing the guild in case of an urgent request, or to step out of her comfort zone and go for something wholly unconventional; shorts and a plain t-shirt. No armor, no accessories or gadgets. Just clothes that actually covered most of her torso. Truly revolutionary on the blonde's part. She threw her hair into a high ponytail and finished freshening up. Maybe later she'd hit the hot springs and soak away for a bit. For now however, breakfast was in order. She left her room almost instantly when the thought of food passed her mind, and humming happily made her way towards the kitchen for a quick breakfast. Although perhaps at this time, one could call it brunch.



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    Yuvon
    Yuvon

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    Lineage : Victor's Descent
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    Posts : 246
    Guild : Silver Woof
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1668

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Memory-Make
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    Post by Yuvon on 29th June 2019, 9:21 am

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    Fairly, Yuvon had troubles sleeping this time. He had been working all day yesterday to mix up an elixir, yes, an elixir of Self-Protection. It was a potion that he discovered whilst reading through the records of Iceberg’s Ice Kings. It was said that this elixir was mixed with dryas and thistle as well as other ingredients granted superhuman endurance to the body. He had never met an Ice King in his life, but that didn’t prevent his lust for confirmation to kick in and push him to test this out and see if it held any ground. Maybe it was all just ridiculous imagination from some admirer of the Ice Kings… who knew? Information had to be confirmed in order to be used, and a lie held little essence of helpfulness in it unless if its counterpart, the truth, came forth in its very wording and meaning.

    Anyway, this mix had been heating up all night, and he woke up eagerly - albeit with a tired and sleep-deprived face behind his golden mask - as he approached the brewing stand. Smokes rose up from its core, and he put down a spoon and picked up a sample with upmost interest in the very texture and density of the fluid that he had brewed. And just like any other reasonable person, he gobbled the spoonful into his maw and tasted it, whilst wishing from deep within his heart: I beg you, give me the effect I desire!

    … To his surprise, nothing really happened. That only meant one thing; he was close, but he just needed something else… the records weren’t being precise with the last ingredients. One page told of Dragon’s Tongue, but those didn’t grow in Iceberg. Another page told of a whole other ingredient, oakwood bark. In the middle of his confusion, a Seeker arrived in the room inside Apocrypha - where the whole ordeal had taken place - and spoke: “Words of a book with protective charms have reached my ears. In the heart of the Magic Council, Era. You should go seek it.” Its words echoed, but its disappearance was instant. Yuvon imprinted the message into his mind and licked his lips, excited to see if he could get a taste of this certain tome. The Seekers usually never spoke unless if it deemed very beneficial to the realm.

    … O-Oh, he needed some clothes. Quickly, he snapped his fingers and summoned his own, unique, dark-green garments with traits of Minstrelian, Midian and Fiorian style. Then, he opened a portal and walked into the kitchen at Silver Wolf’s guild hall, swiftly grabbing a nearby mug that Mizumi had given him so long ago. Stuff like that were to be preserved in good spirit.

    While pouring in coffee, he sensed the magical energy that belonged to his guildmate, Lady Kitalpha, next to him. Not having seen her in the mind-breaking change of clothing that she took, he spoke: “Ah, greetings, Kitalpha. Feeling better after getting lost at- O-OHH…” Despite having a mask on, the eye holes of the mask widened in his stead like a comical figure. Her choice of clothes left his mouth dry and mind driving. A unique experience to record and safeguard in his mind. Very, very cute and suiting on her well-endowed body.

    “… *c-cough* S-So, uh, I heard that there’s a huge festival in Era to celebrate summer’s highpoint. Do you… do you want to attend to it alongside yours truly?” His Minstrelian heritage showed itself as he even did a humble bow whilst asking her. The festival sounded like fun, and he might be able to find the book among the local shops that were likely to show up there. Besides, knowledge was to be shared, and he owed the guild a lot after all his shenanigans and troublesome events.

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    Kitalpha Aurence
    Kitalpha Aurence

    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Player 
    Lineage : Kohl's Plague
    Position : None
    Posts : 153
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1,650

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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence on 8th July 2019, 2:11 am

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    Hearing the deeper, manly voice behind her made the young woman startle. She turned around, the toast she'd just started eating stuffed within her mouth as she did. The voice belonged to Yuvon, one of her fellow guild members and a most mysterious individual, with an even more mysterious mask. Honestly, she wondered what he really looked like underneath, but couldn't quite go and peel the mask off his face without warning…. or rather, she was doing a good job refraining herself from doing so. Good girl. No use getting up someone's nose with reckless behavior like such. Leila had taught her well what consequences followed such acts. Unconsciously she rubbed a part in the middle of her chest, where the projectile had hit her way back when. Never did it leave a mark, as it wasn't deviced to leave any type of physical harm, but the pain it brought was something the cursed one would never forget. One of the reasons she held her true way of acting back a little and started using her brain; although that latter was held to a bare minimum. Kitalpha was more of a person to act based on instincts after all. True to her wild side.

    When her focus shifted to Yuvon and his expression, or rather his mask, she ended up looking a bit surprised, but collected her thoughts almost instantly. With a mouthful, Kitalpha motioned towards her face in a circular gesture. "Yow mafk if dowin' ve fin." Not having bothered swallowing half of the toast still clenched between her teeth, the blonde bit off the part still stuck in her mouth, and nibbled like a madwoman till it was mulched and delivered to her stomach before trying to correct her sentence. "It's doing the thing again. With the eyes." she tried again, gesturing at her eye-sockets just in case. Not that it was necessary, Yuvon knew what eyes were and where they were anatomically located, but it was a habit to use gestures. Whether the habit was a good one or not was something she still wasn't quite so sure of.

    Funny though, seeing the otherwise stoic Yuvon trying to recollect himself. He had heard of a festival taking place in Era to celebrate summer, and asked if she wanted to tag along. Oh, right. They were doing things like that, weren't they? Lots of games, food stalls, trinket and oddity shops. But foremost, a lot of people. The main reason she barely attended any type of social gathering, especially festivals, were because she felt uncomfortable being alone among that many strangers. Let alone that anyone had ever asked her to attend one with them. It was honestly a first to be asked-- Wait a minute… did he just ask her out? Like a date? That illusive thing she'd read about in books? The realisation hit her like a barstool would your face during a bustling bar fight, and left her with a visibly confused expression trying to sort out what to say. She needed more toast for this. But she couldn't proceed eating when he'd just asked her, that would be rude. And hiw did she need to react? Was there some kind of guideline to follow for questions like this? Giggle, blush, reply. Or was it blush, reply, giggle? Reply, blush, blush? No wait, maybe she had to-

    Kitalpha pulled the mental handbrake on her train of thoughts, halting its raging stampede right away. There was no need to overthink this! She barely ever did, getting so worried and flustered about something that only happened in books was just girly. Not knowing that during all this time she'd been softly muttering to herself with her eyes seemingly lost in distant thoughts, Kitalpha looked up again at Yuvon and smiled. Her crimson eyes gazed at him with an alert sparkle flickering within them. "Sure! That'd be great!" she smiled ever so brightly, rising up from her seat. The little plate with her remaining toast tucked against her stomach. "It's, uh, just…" should she tell him she was actually uncomfortable with crowds and large masses of humans? "I…, uhm,... haven't really been to much festivals before. I think the last one was more than 8 years ago. So I'm not that sure whether… afraid of… not knowing the proper protocol?" Of course. Protocol. When did she ever care about protocols anyway? The blonde just couldn't tell the masked man that she was afraid of people and their judgemental being. That it was why she shunned them, especially large crowds, for various reasons. The least she could do after being asked along would be to try and enjoy the festival. Who knew, maybe it wouldn't be all that bad? And Yuvon would be with her. She wouldn't be alone out there.



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    Yuvon
    Yuvon

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    Lineage : Victor's Descent
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    Posts : 246
    Guild : Silver Woof
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    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1668

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    Post by Yuvon on 14th July 2019, 3:45 am

    It wasn’t really custom in Minstrel to keep your food in your mouth. Another useless, unwritten rule that Yuvon was glad he ran away from, since it meant that he didn’t grow up to become this pretentious, selfish, arrogant, cocky and self-praising fool who set himself above others simply by heritage, a term not controlled by those proudly claiming to deserve their betterhood over others. It also meant that he didn’t look at Kitalpha with disgust despite her indecency, but his mask was kind of hiding his smile anyway, so he could’ve reacted however he wanted to without her realizing. Anyway, she noticed a thing that his mask did, and a question mark popped up above Yuvon’s head as he speculated what she meant by that. With the eyes… perhaps she meant how his eyes widened? Could she see that through his mask? Or did the mask, somehow, move on its own?!

    That was a note for later; re-adjust the mask and make some enchantments to make it react with his facial expressions.

    To his pleasant delight, she accepted his invitation. Congratulations, Yuvon, you now have a date for today’s festivities. It was also an opening for Kitalpha to reveal her inexperience with festivals, to which Yuvon felt a little pity and decided to help her out. “T-That’s nothing to be concerned about today, m’lady. After you’ve eaten, I get the portal ready, and we can do to Era together.”

    Meanwhile, Era was blooming. Reddish and orangish summer themes dominated the streets, and games such as apple hatching (the one where you grab apples from a barrel filled with water), ring throwing and dunk pits were everywhere, and the two Silver Wolf Wizards would have no difficulty finding an activity to play.

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    Kitalpha Aurence
    Kitalpha Aurence

    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Player 
    Lineage : Kohl's Plague
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    Posts : 153
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1,650

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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence on 9th September 2019, 2:56 pm

    She couldn't help but smile. Even though the words had been simple, to her they were reassuring enough to soothe her mind. Mostly accepting her strange ways or oddities worked in such a way; it was that little extra push she needed to trust others more and more. Just like now. Only that this was only but the tip of the iceberg; she hadn't dare to disclose what she truly was just yet… only Leona knew, and that was merely because Kitalpha found that the guild master had all the right to know who her guild members truly were. Hunting down the mountain lion had already given away too much hints at the time, so deciding to prevent rather than heal, had spilled the beans. Unlike she'd expected, Leona had taken it quite well, and that only solidified the bond with Silver Wolf and its guild master. On top of that, it had opened the way for other opportunities to reveal her background to others, in the hope that they too would accept her for being a cursed one. But none of that were things she had to think about right now. After all, she was about to head out with Yuvon! Visit the festival. Like a date. Actually, not "like" a date. It was a date. The blonde just didn't realise it yet.

    Quickly finishing her food, Kitalpha cleaned up her mess and met up with Yuvon again, ready for the both of them to leave. She could still recall the first time they'd used a portal together; her having resolutely begged the masked man to take her along during the guild scale exploration. Kitalpha recalled how the calamari apparently woven throughout the portals had enjoyed squeezing her leg. Sure they were tentacles, quite literally feelers, but renaming them calamari for her own amusement had somehow stuck. She wondered if they'd be present today too. Patiently she awaited for Yuvon's signal to pass through the portal, and once it came almost followed it to the T, soon enough finding themselves within the bustling walls of Era, dead-center in the festival area to boot, too.

    Instinctively Kitalpha stepped back, almost bumping into her masked companion as she went. Her eyes stood big, one could say a hint of fear was present within them, but it soon faded. Yet her entire body appeared tensed even after her face relaxed; blue eyes keenly overlooking the area. Although there were a lot of people -too many people for the blonde, if she had to be honest- the summery vibe calmed her ever so slightly. It'd probably take a bit, but she would definitely enjoy it here… but for now, a less crowded area would suffice at doing so. And as if saved by the figurative bell, her eye fell upon a less-occupied stall to their left; adorned with a row of several basins filled with water, and upon taking a closer look, apples. "H-how about we go there? Looks like a fun game to try!" she did her best not to stumble over her own words. It was a strange mixture of stress and actual curiosity sewn through her voice.






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    Yuvon
    Yuvon

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    Lineage : Victor's Descent
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    Posts : 246
    Guild : Silver Woof
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1668

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    First Magic: Memory-Make
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    Post by Yuvon on 10th September 2019, 9:00 am

    It was true that people fared in masses around Era at this time of the year. The festivities invited everyone who were free to go have some fun, play games, buy food, hear songs etc. And whenever people streamed to certain hotspots - oh boy - the merchants followed suit like predators. This was a soup of business and profit as any participant in the festival would want to spend money, because why not? They’re partying! Have fun! Buy this watch! Buy this carpet! It matches your dress! Hey, come and buy this rare apple that tastes like a pear! Spend your money and relax, and we will ooze in profit today only! It’s a win-win.

    Yuvon was going to buy one thing, that was for sure; the book… as in, the book of specifically that category that he was thinking about. The book with that specific tome of knowledge that he needed to further his defensive properties in his spells. Apocrypha was never wrong; it was located here in Era, and he betted his ears that a merchant was in possession of it. Now, it was a race against time; would he make it first? Would he be the one to purchase the one and only book that he thirsted for so much right now? Or would he be outmatched by a quicker customer with mediocre, if any, information about the book and its potential, who would likely misuse or belittle its worth? No, that could not happen. Not today.

    Yes, yes… I’ll just have Kitalpha accompany me through the masses, and I’ll get that book in no tim- Yuvon thought as he was about to take a step. His step was braked, though… for Kitalpha made an offer. The basins with apples at the other direction from the location of the book? Could he afford such a waste of time? Could he?!

    What if the book got taken during one game? What if Kitalpha wanted two, or three, or four games?! What if… what if…

    Before he knew it, he found himself standing in front of the basins. He went the illogical way and decided to play the game, knowing that it required him to take off his mask - which he refused to do - and knowing that the book could be sold away any time… but…

    “… U-Uhm, I just remembered. I, uh, don’t feel so comfortable taking off my mask…” he spoke, poking his index fingers together, “Perhaps, if you may take the first round for me, Kita… uhh, this is embarrassing…” Under his mask, his temperature increased tenfold; so many things that he couldn’t make himself do with that mask on his face… but that was better than scaring the crap out of people with his demonic scar.

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    Kitalpha Aurence
    Kitalpha Aurence

    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Player 
    Lineage : Kohl's Plague
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    Post by Kitalpha Aurence on 10th November 2019, 3:38 pm

    It was rather funny to see the stoic book-lover reacting suddey so subdued and embarrassed. Although perhaps funny wasn't quite the right word, rather 'unexpected' would fit the situation more. He always looked so serious with his mask on, hidding his face from prying eyes or a curious gaze, but it seemed he was really struggling with the idea of taking his mask off. She could feel it, recognise it. Like how she was when it came to Horama and the Fenris curse. Kitalpha smiled sincerely despite her unruly heartbeat, caused by the bustling crowds slightly further ahead. "It's okay… I mean, it's fine if you don't, we can always do something else if you want to?" she muttered softly, looking at the floor for a bit. "I-... just kinda went this way because there's less people here, and, uh… yes." she kept on rambling, this time more incoherently, and shut herself up once she realised that she was in fact rambling. Tough as she might look, she still held that fear for large crowds, but it didn't mean she could just bother others with the issues she had. Inconveniencing others was the last thing she wanted, but it got her nervous whenever she struggled with either choices. And then rambling ensued.

    But, he didn't need to take of his mask. Not for this. It was only a trivial reason after all… although she wished she could've borrowed a mask of her own at this point, as the continuing silence made her blush. "I'll just… do one round, then? Cool my head a bit in the water… uh, I swear I'll make it quick though!" she tried at first, but reassured him she would be fast. Just a bit of selfishness then. One game at record-speed. That should do, right? "Then you can choose what we'll do, promise." Time to turn around and head to the water basin before she'd start stumbling over her words even more, or worse, actually say something really embarrassing or out of place. God forbid she'd do anything of the like. So with a stead pace she turned and made those few more steps towards an empty spot, and handed the man his jewels. Five apples. No more, no less. A piece of cake for the huntress-in-the-make. Hands tightly behind her back, she broke the water's surface rather easily, unseen to those looking were her canine teeth had grown longer, sharper, and thus made it far easier for her to get hold of the apples. One by one she, quite literally, bit down her fangs into the fruit's soft flesh, the taste of its sweet juice tingling her tongue. And indeed, it took her less than two minutes to actually grab all five of them, after having pretended to struggle for a bit to make it more believable. Truth be told, she could've done it far faster if she wanted to. But there's no fun in games that last too shortly. When she was done her canines had returned to their regular size and sharpness.

    After wiping her face and taking two of the apples as her spoils of 'war' rather than an actual prize, Kitalpha held up one of the apples for the man to take. "For later, when we get home again," she said, "So you don't have to take off your mask." She was sincere in her gesture, and took a bite of her own once he'd accepted the fruit in her palm. If he wanted to, she could safe-keep it in her Treasury until they got back to the guild. "Now I've had my cooldown time… your time to pick! I'll be right behind you."




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    Yuvon
    Yuvon

    Player 
    Lineage : Victor's Descent
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    Posts : 246
    Guild : Silver Woof
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1668

    Character Sheet
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    Post by Yuvon on 21st November 2019, 12:13 pm

    Something else… there must’ve been some other amusement that didn’t require Yuvon to take off his mask in public like this. He quickly conjured up a pair of binoculars in an archive magic-like fashion - a sweet, little spell he learned in Era - and took a quick 360 degree look. While searching for something else, something far more entertaining and, uh, cooperative than this, Yuvon thought to himself… less people? Well, it didn’t bother him the slightest, what Kita preferred in a messy and crowded place as this city in its entirety. Wherever she wanted to go, he would follow suit… but his mask stayed on. Basta.

    As he aimed his binoculars down towards her face, he noticed the reddish glow on her cheeks. She was blushing. Perhaps the heat of summer got to her, but her next words didn’t address that. Besides, she had just dunked her head into a barrel of water, so she should’ve been cooled down plenty now. Yuvon kept overthinking things like this once in a while, but her words still reached him. Ah, so she wanted to cool her head a bit. Understandable. He wouldn’t prevent her from seeking refreshment.

    “Oh. Thanks, Kita… I deeply appreciate it,” he replied with gratitude in his elegant voice. Seriously, that mask of his made him sound like a dungeon boss. Anyway, Kita easily won herself some more apples, likely due to how fresh and juicy they looked. And Yuvon smiled softly when he was offered one of the spoils of war as a snack, in which he gladly grabbed it with his gloved right hand. “Ahh, I value your compassion, but no need to worry, milady,” Yuvon began to explain like that pro Minstrelian highclassman he was, “Creativity is my bridge to do impossible things.” As he said that, he simply let go of the apple as it was grabbed by a tentacle emitting from underside the mask. The tentacle pulled the apple in, a few crunches and chews, and bam. It was gone.

    “Mhhhmmm, it’s delicious… okay, allow me to compensate. I spot a board game being played near the bazar back there,” he presented her by nodding his head back to the little tent in reddish and orangish colors next to a salesman. Going over there would definitely let them pass by the salesman who had a sweet collection of books in a stack… y-you know, just to sate his curiosity, Yuvon still wanted to see if the book was there, still.

    Without further ado, he offered his arm with all the spirit of Minstrelian custom to treat a lady as respectable and astonishingly gorgeous as Kitalpha in front of him. “I beg to differ myself from most chess players, if said game is being played. Fortunately, I am adept in many board games. My curiosity deserves its thanks for that.”

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