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    Zachariah & Beira: Into the Shadow

    Lemony.Boy
    Lemony.Boy

    Player 
    Lineage : Brute of Fiore
    Position : None
    Posts : 100
    Guild : Sabertooth
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1293.75

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Prismatic Unison
    Second Magic: Wrath of the Nine Realms
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Lemony.Boy on Tue 13 Aug - 7:10

    Songs Collide: Shadow:
    Songs Collide: Shadow

    B Rank

    Player Requirements: Pheonix
    Minimum 1 B Rank, or 2 C Ranks

    Job Requirements:
    Minimum 7,500 words, Defeat Boss

    Job Location:
    Nazo

    Job Description:
    Many know the tales of the great bird of fire with a song that could tame dragons. Not many know that these same birds come in elemental variants, just like Dragons. Journey to the the planet Shinku in the Wakusei Portals and scour the dark land. When you come to what appears to be a shrine with a fist sized sphere colored black.
    and shining like a gem, you'll know you've arrived.

    From under the ground, a 15 yard long (tip to tail) bird will rise on the other side of the shrine, spreading its' 30 yard windspan to cast a shadow that shimmers brilliantly. Your battle begins here. The Phoenix is Blood and Darkness Element, therefore is naturally weak to Soul and Light attacks. It's abilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Perform a breath attack of its' own element
    • Absorb its' own element of magic through their feathers
    • Use a wind attack that's partially its' own element
    • Summon smaller elemental versions of itself
    • Making it rain its' own element
    • Become immune to magic completely regardless of rank for 1 post (once)

    The Phoenix takes 25 hits of B Rank damage to take down. It's magic cannot be consumed by first, or second generation, or hybrid slayers but can be consumed by third generation slayers. When defeated, the bird won't actually die but rather bow to you before erupting into a cloud of crimson dust. You may now approach the gem on the pedestal and take it. Upon touching the gem, you're given a vision of a pedestal with four orbs; Ice Blue, Crimson, Grey, and Black. You're also given a vision of the location of all four orbs, even though you already got one.
    Ice Blue: A planet covered in snow.
    Crimson: A world where the sky bleeds.
    Grey: A place where magic reigns supreme.
    Black: A land of oddities.

    Reward:
    Normal B Rank EXP
    Shadow Gem: Useless on its’ own, required for an Songs Collide: Requiem.

    ~~Credits to the Original God of Death






    For all the travels Zachariah has been on, interplanetary ventures felt way above his paygrade.  Shinku was not an easy trip; traveling through the Wakusei Portals was rough and somewhat sickening.  Though, most unsettling was the shadowy planet itself.  Zachariah wore a grey hood and cape to mask his identity, as there were many dark mages scouring about.  Rather than his typical white getup, he swapped out his tall-collared white pea coat for a black one.  A few familiar faces scoured at him, though Zachariahw as not here to pick up a fight..  As he hailed from the legal guild Sabertooth, he couldn’t risk anyone recognizing his status.  Had he any backup, perhaps he could reel them back in to the law, but something inside told him it was not his place.  Despite their being on the dark side of the law, dark mages sought refuge like any other human would.

    Though, ogling at the alarming number of dark mages was not his mission as of right now.  No, he wouldn’t travel through the Wakusei Portals for something so trivial.  Rather, he was here to slay the “great bird of fire with a song that could tame dragons,” the Phoenix.  Like anyone else, he had only ever heard tales of the beast from local myths and ancient texts.  He assumed, like many other creatures, was either long extinct, or, well, non-existent.  Another mage happened to take the mission on with him; a fierce woman named Beira III of Utgardr.  Zachariah wasn’t sure if ‘Goddess Of Winter’ was simply a title, or something more.  Up until recently, he’d been skeptical in any kind of spirituality or the existence of deities.  But ever since he learned a new magic, Wrath of the Nine Realms, those things became more of a reality for him.

    Zachariah waited in a quiet corner of Shinku for his partner, cautiously and constantly eyeing his surroundings.  From what he’d seen in depictions, the Phoenix was an enormous creature.  The quest description did not assuage his concerns either, describing the beast as more than ten yards from head to tail, with an even larger wingspan to match.  Though he’d fought beasts just as large in the past, none of them ever used magic.  Despite faring well and succeeding against the manticores of Sakuramori and its many other beasts, they were narrow victories.

    Shinku was an eerie place, very much a phantom zone.  Very little light penetrated the sky.  Needless to say, Zachariah felt slightly out of his element.  However, there was a strange curiosity to this place that made him want to explore more.  He’d been stepping increasingly farther out of his comfort zone lately, venturing nearly into the dark on occasions.  Figuring he should try to get as comfortable as possible, Zachariah ordered a drink at the nearest pub while he waited for Beira.  They served him inky black, sickly-sweet scented drinks that relaxed his nerves, and he could only imagine who the “Goddess of Winter” might be.

    WC: 500/7500


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    Fraag
    Fraag

    Player 
    Lineage : Necromancer's Passion
    Position : None
    Posts : 151
    Guild : Errings Rising
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1,768.75

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Winter God Slayer
    Second Magic: Scholar of the Librarium Obscuri
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Fraag on Wed 14 Aug - 16:48

    Beira walked through the gateway of the Wakusei portal leading into Shinku, noting with mild interest that the sensation of passing through an interdimensional portal and into another planet alien to Earthland, which to her, felt very tingly as far as her skin was concerned, was quite unlike her own interdimensional means of travel. They shared one thing in common though: neither was what could be termed as the best of sensations, although the sensations of passing through the Wakusei portals or the Travectio Infinium were both very much bearable.

    As the Utgardian stepped out of the portal, her eyes were immediately served with the vista of a dark, bleak world, with a surprisingly large number of people there. Of course, not army-sized populations, but still, for a planet like Shinku, Beira expected that there would be little to no one about. Of course, she had heard the rumors that this planet was a haven for dark mages running from the law. She shook her head slowly. Humans seemed to be so desirous to destroy themselves, and that in the face of a hostile universe. Beira was sure that there were a good number of dark mages on Shinku who had never dreamed that they would end up "bad". Of course, good and bad seemed to be relative terms, as far as most humans were concerned. The same government which outlawed dark mages had many corrupt and underhanded officials, a number of which used the same dark mages whose crucifixion they called for. Humans would never change.

    As Beira's form was shrouded in her thick grey cloak, she did not draw too many stares owing to her foreign style of dress. Of course, some people looked askance at her, most likely wondering what rough cards life had dealt to someone such as herself that would warrant her being here. But they all ultimately minded their businesses. Beira, for her part, was looking for someone: Zachariah D, or so the mission debriefing said. Earthland, with its interesting writing forms, never ceased to intrigue Beira. Of course, she had quickly learned to write, much faster than a normal person would have taken, and Beira took a bit of vain pride in the knowledge that as far as writing went, hers was quite pleasant to look at. She took out the paper in which she had written the name and looked at it again, hoping she would not pronounce it wrong when she had to.

    The rendezvous point looked like an interesting place, a little quiet pub. It seemed that not every "bad" fellow like noise and carnage ever so often. Walking into the establishment, the young woman scanned the people within the building, before her eyes came to rest on a fellow enjoying some drinks. Tall, slim, glowing eyes, white hair that curiously threw various colors at its edges... it was most likely him. After all, he fit the description Beira had of him, and he was the only person here who did. Walking up to the table, the Winter God Slayer said in her characteristic soft, yet strong tone of voice, "You are Zachariah D, I believe. Well met. I am Beira the Third of Utgardr." That being said, she shrugged her cloak backwards, so that it hung behind her, ignoring the stares her not-so-well-clad body elicited as she took a seat so that she was facing her mission partner, with the table between them. Almost everyone, if not everyone, was staring at their table now. If Beira took notice, she didn't show it.

    "I believe we have a giant fowl to pluck, once you have concluded your beverage, yes?"


    WC: 609 words
    Total: 1109/7500


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    Lemony.Boy
    Lemony.Boy

    Player 
    Lineage : Brute of Fiore
    Position : None
    Posts : 100
    Guild : Sabertooth
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1293.75

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Prismatic Unison
    Second Magic: Wrath of the Nine Realms
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Lemony.Boy on Sat 17 Aug - 23:48

    When heads in the bar all turned, Zachariah thought it was best to see why.  A blonde, almost familiar looking woman entered the pub’s doors.  Amidst the darkness of Shinku, the stranger brought a new, oddly refreshing energy.  Now, Zachariah didn’t know much about the partner he was supposed to have for this mission, but he had high hopes that this was the woman accompanying him.  He couldn’t peel his eyes off her despite feeling rude, but she had an aura about her that felt almost kin to his own.  She wore grey as well, most likely to camouflage with the dark mage territory.  The two met eyes, and she casually approached.  Had she been any taller, Zachariah would have been intimidated, but he straightened up in his seat and steadied himself.

    She introduced herself as Beira the Third of Utgardr, and Zachariah’s curiosity only soared.  There was only the slightest hint of an accent to her words, but not like anything Zachariah had ever heard in any of his travels.  Luckily, she didn’t butcher his name, but referred to him by his last initial as well, an unfamiliar formality.  On top of that, he couldn’t recognize the origin of her somewhat foreign looking wear.  He greeted back in a playfully welcoming voice, known to most people as his ‘legal mage’ voice.  “Well met indeed,” he said.  “You can just stick to calling me Zach.  Many people find it easier and faster that way.”

    Beira took a seat across from him and lowered her coat slightly, attracting the intrigued gazes of every bar-goer in the room, but Zachariah paid no mind to it.  By now Zachariah was accustomed to being stared at.  Between his one dull eye and the bright scars on his neck, he was a sight to behold.  He almost wished she had shown up a bit later, or under different circumstances; he was just beginning to enjoy the bar here.  She jested in a friendly manner, referencing to the Phoenix they would have to slaughter later that day.  “Massive,” he joked, spreading his arms to try to express how big the bird actually was.  “Feisty too, I’ve heard.  It can use magic, so it won’t go down easily.”  Returning his train of thought to the mission, he downed the rest of his drink and rose from his seat.  “We should get a move on if we want to kill it soon,” he explained, making for the door.

    Outside was even darker than the dim interior of the pub.  What little light there was assaulted his eyes in shrill white and grey.  Though, despite the shadiness and debauchery going on around him, there was something lurking about that enticed him.  Something within him wanted to indulge in the dark side as well, but he knew that those around him might not approve of him dabbling in the simple pleasures.  It felt out of character, too, to even give thought to his temptations, but Zach had grown quite a bit in recent months and wondered more about what this side of paradise had to offer.  On the topic of curiosities, Zachariah pondered about Beira.  In the time he spent researching his Wrath of the Nine Realms magic, he learned plenty about the Aesir pantheons and such.  He couldn’t figure out how to appropriately ask, but Zach had a hunch that Beira had some connection to it, and in turn, to him.

    Staring out into the horizon, Zachariah lost enthusiasm in ‘scouring the dark land.’  Searching for the shrine wouldn’t be easy, but with the combined force of his light magic and Beira’s assistance, this mission shouldn’t be too difficult.

    WC: 610
    Total: 1719/7500


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    Fraag
    Fraag

    Player 
    Lineage : Necromancer's Passion
    Position : None
    Posts : 151
    Guild : Errings Rising
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1,768.75

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Winter God Slayer
    Second Magic: Scholar of the Librarium Obscuri
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Fraag Yesterday at 17:32

    "Zach..." Beira repeated, in response to his offer to be called by a diminutive of his name. She nodded slowly. The fellow seemed easygoing and not likely to cause problems, at least as far as his behavior was concerned. Which was good. While Beira wasn't feeling particularly edgy at the moment, she was sure she didn't have much space for uptight people. The Utgardian youth allowed herself a smile at Zach's dramatics, when he emphasized on the size of the bird. While Beira was aware that the creature used magic, she reminded herself not to take it lightly in the least, despite the offhand way she had talked about it. If there was anything she had learned, it was that it was often to one's advantage to be taken lightly. Likewise, those who took others, or things, lightly were prone to suffer for it.

    Zach was quick to finish his drink, and as he rose and headed for the door, Beira followed immediately, though she made no appearance of being in a hurry. With most of her form concealed again in her grey cloak, she stood behind Zach and observed the bleak landscape before her. Looking at her partner, the Winter God Slayer mentally assumed what he was thinking of. Where the phoenix shrine was located. She didn't crack her brain too long to get a workable solution. Someone who had been around in Shinku for a while would have seen, or at least heard about the shrine. Of anyone she could consider, the pub owner probably had been here a while, so he, or anyone who hung ahbitually around the bar might be able to help. "Excuse me for a moment, Zach," she said, before turning on her heel and reentering the pub. Once inside, she walked straight to the bar and said to the man behind it, "I would like to ask for directions." He studied her for a moment, trying to evaluate her as best he could, but before he could answer, a rough came out from an inner room behind the bar, and edged the bartender aside as he said, "it'll cost you." The bartender gave him an irritated look, but let him be.

    There was a pause, before Beira nodded. "I thought it would. How much?"

    "Fifty thousand jewels."

    Beira glared at him. "Let's be civil, human," she said as threateningly as she could. Which wasn't terribly threatening, unless one was a good judge of voice tones, and the ruffian was not in the least. "You can't intimidate me," he laughed. "I know your types. Soft, rich, spoiled, thinking you can do what pleases you because you come from a rich family. But this is Shinku, where the strongest survive, not the richest. So, fifty thousand jewels, or you'll have to give me something else." He had a vulgar expression on his face, and Beira could sense the patrons behind her stirring in curiosity. One or two, most likely acquaintances of the ruffian had risen silently to their feet, thinking the young woman was unaware of their positions. She smiled, genuinely amused.

    "This is your last chance," Beira said, placing both elbows on the bar and leaning forward. "Let's talk like civilized beings, or I'll take what I want and leave." The man looked Beira over, and decided she wasn't anything near a threat. So he leaned forward as well and said, "Take what you want? Would you be a darling and show me just how you intend to do that?"

    "Gladly."

    Reaching out, Beira placed a hand on the man's cheek. Before he could react, the interior of the pub was suddenly illuminated with a ghostly pale green light, as the man's head burst into spectral flames. The bartender, idly watching the proceedings, stepped back in shock, as the rough screamed and tried to pull away, but Beira's second hand shot out and secured his head, preventing him from moving back. After a bit of time, with him still screaming and struggling, Beira let the man go, as he staggered and fell backwards to the ground, shivering and mumbling incoherently. The Utgardian maiden smiled innocently at the worried bartender, then turned to see everyone in the bar staring at her again. Some of them held weapons in their hands. "Ladies and gentlemen," she said gently, looking pointedly at the nearest person with a weapon, "none of us wants to do that." Slowly, they put their weapons away and gave her room to pass.

    Whether Zach had chosen to follow Beira back into the pub or not, she approached him and said with a happy smile, "I think our destination's that way."


    WC: 777 words
    Total: 2496/7500


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