- Songs Collide: Shadow:
- Songs Collide: Shadow
Player Requirements: Pheonix
Minimum 1 B Rank, or 2 C Ranks
Minimum 7,500 words, Defeat Boss
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.
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.