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    Defense of the Royal Castle

    Shane Stern
    Shane Stern

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    Post by Shane Stern on 16th July 2019, 2:26 am

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    Shane walked through the sprawling hallways of the Royal Castle, clad in his neatly pressed Rune Knights uniform. He had been informed that the Rune Knights weren’t the only ones participating in this mission. The aid of other guilds had been employed as well, explaining the number of plain-clothed personnel wandering around the place. Most of them, however, were heading in the same direction as he was, their faces one of seriousness, as it was on Shane’s. This was his first time in the Royal Castle, and he had to keep his eyes focused in front of him instead of wandering around the place, marveling at how luxurious the place was.

    However, the man had also memorized the layout of the building as he moved within it. It didn’t take long for him and the rest of the crowd to arrive at the office of the castle’s head clerk. Shane raised an eyebrow as he looked around the room, coolly observing at how large the head clerk’s office was compared to his own office back in the Rune Knight’s headquarters. Hell, even Serilda, the Field Marshall of the Rune Knights had a smaller office than this.

    As they entered, the head clerk, a thin man with a mousy face and slicked black hair that looked like it hadn’t been washed for days. However, he was a tall and lanky man. The man stood up with an irritated expression on his face, displeased at them for some reason that Shane didn’t know and didn’t care to find out. He held his hands together, a small gap between his palm while his fingertips touched.

    “My name is Parakee Fontagro, the head clerk of the Royal Castle. I will need your attention to the map here please,” the man known as Parakee spoke up, in a surprisingly deep voice. There was a slight hunch in his posture, but the man straightened up when he was in front of a map pinned to the wall. “This is the layout of the Royal Castle. It would do you good to remember the layout, as we don’t know how the attack will take place or how it will even start, so you might need to split up and move around the entire castle.”

    “Now, to the core of this. The Royal Castle received a threat three days ago, warning of an impending battle that will happen today. It was sent by a disgraced mage, who goes by the name of Bakkarn, once a politician of Fiore. He lost his standing when his fellow politicians tried to stop his plots, kicking him out of the council. As a result, this man has now sworn vengeance against the Royal Castle and the politicians within it. The man used to be a very powerful summoner and word has it that he has received an artifact capable of boosting his magical powers. That seems to be the source of his confidence behind this attack. As such, the Royal Castle hopes that you will be able to pool your efforts and face this threat head-on. Rest assured that the Council will arrange for the necessary rewards for this help you have extended.”

    “That’s all?” Shane asked, looking at the head clerk, expecting more information from the man. Fontagro looked at Shane with a very look of disdain on his face, and then made to ignore his question.

    “For now, you will all be gathering in the front area of the Royal Castle, where we expect Bakkarn to launch his assault from,” Fontagro remarked, before resuming his seat at his desk again. There was a murmur of voices as the other mages discussed among themselves. A few of them moved forwards towards the map on the wall, doing as what Fontagro had suggested, that they familiarize themselves with the castle layout.

    [639 words]


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    Post by DOPPO on 17th July 2019, 8:39 pm

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    The Royal Castle.

    Doppo had gone to many places since his enlistment into the Rune Knights as it was simply part of his job now. However, The Royal Castle hadn't been one of them. In fact, this castle was so royal that it had its own surrounding city which the redhead couldn't recall its name. There were guards in every visible part of the vicinity, some being Rune Knights and some not, but all of them were regal, silent, and intimidating. That's what Doppo had initially thought, but he hadn't realized that he and Captain Stern looked just the same.

    Doppo wasn't much of a talker when he was tired—and he was almost always tired. That's why he wasn't so eager to speak when given a debriefing by Parakee Fontagro, the head clerk of the castle. It seemed that only the dirty-blonde Captain Stern was concerned with the information given to them, along with the plethoras of other sorcerers congregating there with them. Doppo, on the other hand, cared so little that he was beginning to fall asleep after Parakee finished speaking. This wasn't because he was lazy or uninterested—he actually felt quite pressured, but it was hard to believe that even such a large group of sorcerers could hope to defend such a large vicinity on their own. However, it was even harder to believe that valuable information such as the infrastructure and layout of the Royal Castle was kept from them only until the day of or even the hour of the attack. He, Captain Stern, and every other sorcerer here had gathered to clean up the Magic Council's mess, but they couldn't even provide them the basics in order to prepare. As per usual, as irritated as Doppo was, he was impossible to read.

    When the head clerk dismissed the sorcerers and sat back down, Doppo seemed somewhat disconnected from the lot. When he broke away from his dozing, he seemed to be the last one to familiarize himself with his settings—looking at who all was here, who wasn't, where the display of the layout was and whatnot. But he seemed to be mostly fixated on all of the entrances and exits of the Royal Palace until he eventually looked over at Captain Stern with his lazy, drooping blue eyes, and then to the exit nearest to them.

    "This is stupid. . ." the redhead sighed, scratching the back of his head with irritable motions. It was all quite stupid, truly! What point was there in memorizing the layout now? It was the day of—no—the hour of the attack and no single person here was capable of understanding the layout and actually putting that to use in combat. In battle, not a single person would recall something as important but delayed as the layout. If you needed to go somewhere, you're better off looking for it yourself rather than recalling the silly layout! Or, so he thought at least.

    Doppo had no intention of memorizing anything and instead wanted to expend his energy and concentration on looking for openings in the infrastructure that might prove to be beneficial from a strategic perspective. While it would've been ideal to keep the Royal Palace unscathed, it was unrealistic.

    The Head Clerk had said that they expected whatshisname to launch the first assault in the frontal area of the castle, but he was also from the same group of people who hadn't bothered to inform their sorcerers of the layout before the invasion. Consequently, Doppo was already beginning to doubt the legitmacy of their preparations and wanted to begin preparing his own way.

    The redhead tapped Captain Stern's broader shoulder, "I think I'm going to set up somewhere else, Sheldon. . . what about you. . .?" he inquired quietly and privately. Not only was he not much of a talker when tired—which he was always tired, again—but he was soft-spoken too.


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    Shane Stern
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    Post by Shane Stern on 25th July 2019, 8:18 pm

    Shane had been the first to approach the map on the wall, and also the last to leave. The Rune Knight captain was trying his best to commit the whole thing to memory, but it was a futile attempt. Instead he merely looked at it from a general perspective, roughly understanding the whole layout instead of wasting time strategizing. The ones who had joined in him looking at the map had given up after a few glances, also realizing the futility of the notion. One by one they walked away from the map after giving it a cursory glance just to get a sense of where they were and began filing out of the room, no doubt to regroup with the mages that they had brought along.

    Shane and Doppo had came in solo, the Rune Knights stationed outside directly procured by the Magic Council for the Royal Castle instead of having followed the two officers. A tap on his shoulder prompted the captain to turn around, looking directly into the constantly exhausted face of his comrade, Major Chiyuki D. Suzuki, or Major Doppo for short. He was one of Shane’s most trusted friend and comrade in the Rune Knights, an unlikely friendship forged after two instances of fighting on the same team.

    Shane’s forehead creased slightly as he looked at Doppo. The perpetually tired Major seemed to be even more tired today.

    “You look… terrible. Do you need a coffee?” Shane enquired as he jerked his thumb in the direction of the coffee pot on the head clerk’s desk. There were a few upturned cups on the table, meant for them but no one had bothered to touch it so far. A cup of coffee would do nothing for their ensuing battle. But Shane felt like Doppo could really use some. “Not sure if it would do you any good.”

    To answer Doppo’s question, Shane unconsciously gave a quick glance back at the map before looking back towards the former.

    “For a place called the Royal Castle, this place is a nightmare for strategists. I haven’t seen a castle designed so poorly. And the map isn’t really helping. I don’t think there’s anywhere particular that we could really form a defensible position. You take the lead, I will follow. I don’t trust the other mages. Yet.”

    However, as the last word left his lips, a sudden rumble began to echo throughout the entire castle. Parakee the head clerk gave a sudden yelp and promptly dove under his desk. Shane looked in his direction and shook his head. Then he looked back at Doppo.

    “Battle’s started. Let’s hurry to where you planned,”
    Shane said with a shrug.

    [447 words]
    [Total WC: 1739 / 16000]


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    Post by DOPPO on 2nd August 2019, 2:31 pm

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