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    Who's Flickering Those Lights... (Job/Luna)

    Sakura Kisagami
    Sakura Kisagami

    Player 
    Lineage : Malefic Illusions
    Position : None
    Posts : 34
    Guild : Hidden Blades
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 218.75

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Lucky Rainbow
    Second Magic:
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    Post by Sakura Kisagami on 5th September 2019, 11:46 am

    Mission information:
    Job Title: To Hunt a Vampire; I - First Things First
    Rank: B
    Player Requirements: At least 1 B-Ranked mage or equivalent. 8,000 Words minimum. At least 5 monster rolls.
    Job Requirements: Find the book containing information on the vampire breed and get it back to the the organization safely.
    Job Location: House of Lost Souls
    Job Description: A small and relatively old league of monster hunters have requested outside help in order to deal with a new threat. Some new breed of vampire has been picking off hunters. The group have no idea where these vampires are nesting nor how to even fight them. Traditional methods such as garlic charms and steak launches have been ineffective and their encyclopedia containing all the knowledge they've collected on the monsters has no information on what has been killing the hunters. What few hunters that have survived the attacks have described a beast of a vampire which is much stronger and faster than their typical counterparts. The leader has dubbed this a new breed. She will tell you that they know of a place which probably contains information on these vampires - a house that a late and extremely crafty hunter once used as a base of operations. For some reason, there is a barrier around the house that only allows for beings with magical energy to pass through and as this group of hunters is exclusively made up of magic-less warriors, they needed you.
    Enemies:
    Weak: Strange whispers
    What was that sound? Was it the house? Was it your imagination? Either way, every time you hear these whispers from who knows what in a language you've never heard of, you'll get a bit more anxious, paranoid, angry, scared, or any other combination of mentally stressed.

    Normal: A Ghost
    Your presence in this house of Lost Souls in conjunction with your magical energy attracts spirits. While these ghosts are physically harmless, you cannot harm and if they touch you they will drain you of 10% of your MP. Your best option is to run unless you have some kind of silver weapon.

    Strong: Vampire [Rolling Boss also makes you encounter the vampire. If you can only encounter this once]
    You have found the book. Unfortunately you also found a vampire. Now you realize why there was a magical barrier surrounding the house: it was to keep out the vampire hunters. This vampire guards the codex which sits behind the guard on top of an altar within a room which looks like a small chapel. Without the knowledge contained in the book, you cannot harm the vampire, though it can and will try to harm you. Not only is its physical abilities triple that of a B-Rank mage, it also has powerful magic which is best described as a blend between darkness and blood. It can turn invisible, shape shift between its regular form and a swarm of bats, and grow sharp claws that inflict A-Rank damage. You need to grab that book and leave as fast as you can! It will only chase you as far as the magical barrier outside the cabin.

    Spells:
    Blood Leech - The vampire points its arm out at his target and fires a beam of blood towards them. If it hits, the target will lose 20 HP and the vampire will permanently gain 25% to its physical abilities.

    Shadow Snare - The vampire stomps on the ground and a wave of darkness is sent towards a single target. If the wave hits then the target will be immobilized for one post. Only targets on the floor may be affected.

    Bloody Downpour - The vampire will raise both its hands towards the ceiling and will cause it to rain down needles of blood. These do 20 HP of damage per post and last 4 posts. Can be blocked by any kind of shielding spell.

    Reward: 15,000 Jewels each and access to "To Hunt a Vampire; II - Ritual Blades"

    -- credit to King Zenshin

    A merry tune hummed lightly bled through closed lips. Wandering eyes watching about like a hawk in a small manner, though these eyes bore nothing like someone wanting to hunt down unsuspecting prey. It wasn't an uncommon thing for her to have to do, but sorting the thoughts in her mind as though she were rehearsing lines was a bit of a tough thing for her to do in the moment. What she couldn't see to be something simple could just be from the perspective of those whom have the need to or prior experience in doing what she was to do. Sure, she could do it, but she was also still young and the feeling of self doubt was still something some people just couldn't fully avoid. And yet, the yokai was rather adept at hiding her insecurities with the blank stare of an emotionally neutral person. It was just something adopted from a young age to use as a way to cope with her former situation, so this was something different for her to do entirely, none the less. The things trying to be sorted were meshed and tangled about in one another, some contradicting the very thought prior to it and only making her seem a little more off put from the way she needed to be; calm and focused.

    Still, her merry tune played to mask the fact that she was verging on what felt like a mental overload when a hand sunk down from twirling a piece of her hair in her finger and rested on the seat of the bench that she'd sat on and the thoughts all seemed to stop. Being outside of her doll body was a bit strange for her, but having to get used to using both of these to her advantage was something she needed to get used to. The only issue that seemed to be coming about multiple times was, "why vampires?" A simple collection job or a little simpler job was a lot better than just being thrown into the fray. But, Sakura understood the reason for this. If she were truly up for the job, this shouldn't bother her as much. If anything, this was simply a means to shake off the cobwebs and show that she had what it took to be a worthwhile contributor to Hidden Blades. After all, she was picked out-- chosen, more or less. To fall under the standards she may or may not have been held to was enough of an problem.

    This all worked out in her favor in the end though. Just when she wasn't so sure about everything in the long run, the blue haired girl put a small smile on her face. Of course, the tone of the humming music grew more upbeat as well, but her mind was focused on what she could gain from this job with a Rune Knight. Not much can be said during a job that would lead to a combative thought, but she was adept at doing a lot, and her socializing skills were for sure one of them. Finally, she opened her mouth and in a soft tone, her lips began to move in a harmonious manner:

    "There's a lady who's sure
    All that glitters is gold
    And she's buying a stairway to heaven
    When she gets there she knows
    If the stores are all closed
    With a word she can get what she came for
    Oh oh oh oh and she's buying a stairway to heaven"


    588 words


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    Luna Fennec
    Luna Fennec

    Player 
    Lineage : Seductor’s Touch
    Position : None
    Posts : 52
    Guild : Rune Knights
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 27
    Experience : 443.75

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    Post by Luna Fennec on 7th September 2019, 8:26 pm

    This job was a curious one. Luna didn't select it from the job board, it wasn't assigned to her from the higher ups, and she hadn't heard anything about it on the news. In fact, she had no idea who had hired her, or why. She simply received a call from someone who would not identify themselves, asking her to show up at a predetermined location, at a designated time. Once she had arrived, she heard a voice, as soft as silk, singing a song. It was a song she had heard before, but she didn't know from where. It was a song that she hadn't heard in quite some time, but she still remembered the words, as if she had only heard it the day before. The woman singing had a beauty that matched her voice in spades, and Luna couldn't help but be drawn to her, as she sang the next few bars of the song.


    "There's a sign on the wall
    But she wants to be sure
    'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
    In a tree by the brook
    There's a songbird who sings
    Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiving




    Ooh, it makes me wonder"


    This was the right location, the right time, she was certain, but it couldn't hurt to enjoy a few blissful moments before getting down to business. After all, life was short, so where was the harm in spending a little time singing a good song? Luna smiled as she sat next to the blue haired girl, and blushed a little.


    "I have to say, your appearance is as pleasant as your voice. I know you're not the one who called me here. Did they, by chance, call you as well?"


    She whispered, as quickly as she could, while remaining intelligible, trying not to disrupt the flow of the song. It was one that brought up memories, good ones, of her singing with her sister. Yet, they were just that, memories. There was a good chance that Luna would not be able to share such things with her sister again, but she could still make memories in the present, in the future, perhaps even find what she had been looking for all this time. It was a goal of hers to eventually find someone who could complete her, who could help her find her sense of purpose, of direction.


    "Maybe, later, would you be opposed to going with me to see a movie or something?"


    She blushed heavily while whispering this. Dating wasn't something she usually asked about. Most of her hookups were of a far more casual nature. And yet, something about this blue haired woman made her want to take a chance, to do something different, something she had never done before. This was becoming a strange day for Luna. She normally only felt like this around Masha. And yet, something about this woman had set her heart aflutter. She didn't know what that was. However, this would not be the end of the strangeness of the day.


    "By the way, my name is Luna, Luna Fennec."


    Code:
    WC: 519
    PWC: 519
    TWC: 1,107/3,500
    Sakura Kisagami
    Sakura Kisagami

    Player 
    Lineage : Malefic Illusions
    Position : None
    Posts : 34
    Guild : Hidden Blades
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 218.75

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Lucky Rainbow
    Second Magic:
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    Post by Sakura Kisagami on 9th September 2019, 12:49 pm

    At first, Sakura’s tune didn’t falter a bit as she could tell someone sat beside her. The smell of the spirit of the being was enough to tell her, however she didn’t really have a qualm with an audience to an extent. It wasn’t so much as until the person whom sat next to her began to whisper a question did her song pause and her attention drifted to her. The look of her face at the moment showed a general confusion, almost as though the singing caused her to forget something as basic as WHY she was out here in the first place. They... they... She had trouble for a moment wondering what was being mentioned only until the thought popped into her head. ”Oh, yeah yeah! I believe I was just waiting on someone else to meet here. ” She pauses, looking over the woman and keeping up her smiling facade. ”I take it That’s you, miss?” She held no worry to a secret. It didn’t bother her much at all honestly.

    The blank look with a half faded smile remained on her face. The line that was just asked to her. Was.. was she serious? They just met and despite the job they were supposed to do, she wanted to go see a movie? ”U-Umm..” She couldn’t figure out the right words. In the wrong mindset, someone could think she couldn’t find the right words to say yes, but in fact the opposite notion was in her mind. ”Well... you it right to the chase, I see.” She giggled, trying to brush it off as not to seem like she was trying to be rude or offensive. ”Maybe if our job goes well, I couldn’t see why we couldn’t go as friends.” If anything were to challenge her ability to keep an act up as she was trying, it was surely something like this.

    It wasn’t to say she wasn’t flattered for the offer, however there was something that she didn’t seem to really find comfortable about a stranger so suddenly asking her on a date like that. Though that could easily come down to her age being the main factor. Still, the teenage yokai let it go and just listened on as the woman went on to introduce herself. In a moment of pause, she looked up at the ears atop her head, then the tails she had as well before she came to the full conclusion. ”Fennec, like the Fox? Was that intentional because of your ears and tail?” She asked, looking back to Luna as she stood up to her feet, giving a small curtsy after the reply would’ve been given. ”And I’m Sakura Kisagami. It’s a pleasure to meet you, miss Luna.” With a smile back on her face, the idol in training would wait, let Luna get to getting her mind back on track and towards this mission.

    486 + 588 = 1074 words


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    Luna Fennec
    Luna Fennec

    Player 
    Lineage : Seductor’s Touch
    Position : None
    Posts : 52
    Guild : Rune Knights
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 27
    Experience : 443.75

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    Post by Luna Fennec on 10th September 2019, 11:09 pm

    "Right, the job..."


    Luna was having some difficulty not gazing longingly at her partner for this job. How long had it been since she had felt this way about someone? Longer than it took most. Sadly, the last person whom she had felt that way about was frozen in a block of ice. But, that wasn't what Luna needed to focus on. The job, she remembered something about it from the call. The caller had said to look under the bench. Doing as she had been told, Luna felt the bottom of the bench. After a while she found a small envelope taped to it. This was a rather secretive way to handle things. After all, most jobs were usually posted in guild halls. Opening the envelope, she found a letter, and read it aloud.


    "I apologise for the secretive methods. I had to ensure my own safety in case things go wrong. Your task is a simple one. You only need to find a book. But be warned, the book in question is heavily guarded. The owner will not be willing to let it go without a fight. However, they are an evil person who needs to be stopped anyway. In any event, once you find the book, and deal with it's owner, you need simply take it to the library in Era, and drop it off at the front desk. From there, it will be collected and brought to me. Do this right, and there might be more work for you later on. 
    --C


    Well, that's not cryptic at all."


    Luna giggled lightly at the novelty of it all.


    "So they hired us to get a book from a so-called bad guy. I'm going to have trouble explaining this one to the others. I mean, a book? Really? I could have been creating a new type of handcuffs, or a trillion watt tazer. Instead, someone is making me look for a book."


    She sighed a bit, mostly because she felt as though she was being used, and she didn't really like that.


    "Okay, it doesn't say where the book is, that could be troublesome."


    Looking on the envelope itself, Luna found an address that didn't seem too far from where they were.


    "Oh, I've been by there a few times. So far I haven't seen anything bad being done. Still, I suppose that the best way to find out would be to go there. You up for a short hike?"


    Luna started walking in the direction of said house, assuming that Sakura would follow as she called back over her shoulder in response to her earlier question.


    "I'll hold you to that, and I never really questioned my name. I guess I'm just used to it. But, if you want to call me a fox, or something similar, I wouldn't mind."


    She winked as she continued walking. When she finally arrived at the house, she knocked on the door, but it seemed like there was nobody home. If they were home, then they weren't answering.


    Code:
    WC: 507
    Personal WC: 1,026
    Total WC: 2,100/3,500
    Sakura Kisagami
    Sakura Kisagami

    Player 
    Lineage : Malefic Illusions
    Position : None
    Posts : 34
    Guild : Hidden Blades
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 218.75

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Lucky Rainbow
    Second Magic:
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Sakura Kisagami on 13th September 2019, 10:37 am

    Did.. Did she do something wrong? The way she segway’d the topic back onto the job with how she spoke tickled at the back of her mind. She was here for a mission, not a blind date, so in the logical sense she had no real bother to be picked up... however she felt a little bad about it to a small degree. Was she feeling at fault for having put her insecurities onto Luna like that? She was always so quick to push others away because of her situation be it her former ailment that caused her to nearly die, racked with pain and depression for a portion of her life, or the doll body that she had primarily resided in, something that felt more comfortable to her than a human body ever did. Was it wrong of her to not allow someone to try and get close? In any manner even? Not really, however she was still insecure and no matter what she appeared to look like, she couldn’t get over the mental scars. Not yet.

    Curiously, the teal haired teen watched her job partner reaching under a bench where she found an envelope. Quite frankly, Sakura was surprised she didn’t notice it sooner, however her desire to sing was a little too much of a need to pass time by that she wasn’t as observant as she should have been. Something she’d have to remember not to do again. As Luna began to read the letter written inside aloud, at first Sakura began to look around. Was she an idiot? Who takes a rather shifty job type like that and then decides to openly read it? Who knew who may or may not be watching them? No matter, she decided it wasn’t worth getting annoyed over. Honestly, what Luna did was her business. However, the yokai decided to feign her interest, just folding over her fingers tip-to-Palm to look over her nails, acting as though she either had no connection to her or just wasn’t paying attention. Despite the looks, she stored away every word.

    Without really saying much at first, the idol-to-be had nodded her head slowly to her questioning taking a small walk. She wasn’t much to speak sometimes, more so in her normal doll body than she did this spirit look, but she tried to be more extroverted. She had to for more than just a cover. It was a mental health thing to her just as much. At the moment, she was processing the “creating cuffs and tasers” commentary rather than be retrieving a book for some strange client. But, the yokai only nodded to herself in an understanding of a presumption to which she wanted to confirm; police or pervert. Either way, she was going into the P category of people, it just varied on what that P was going to stand for. ”Umm.. what do you mean by making new cuffs? Do you own an adult store or just some kind of researcher?” There were many opportunities that could be said that she could actually have been, but primarily those were the first two thoughts that popped into her mind. People were very strange, and her mafia days only started to show that for sure.

    While on their walk there, Luna had mentioned something to her concerning the way she had asked her about the last name she had. The way she twisted the words and added onto the comment with a wink, it caused the girl to flush a little in the cheeks. She was caught off guard by that for sure and willing to admit it. Sakura was never one to be pushy one way or another about her sexual preferences, or even mere compliments, but she wasn’t one who normally got them in her life. Her mother always took good care of her growing up, so she was complimented for things that she did for her, but there wasn’t much self confidence in herself when it came time to certain things. Still, she tried to give off a smile, wanting to try and loosen up a little bit and try to act like a normal person for a change. After all, if she ended up being correct, she had a lot more to fear than she first thought.

    Finally, they approached the building after the bit of small talking. As Luna rung the bell, Sakura began to linger off slowly toward a window. She looked inside carefully scanning for any sign of life, but she found nothing. Left to right, then back. It wasn’t until she had hit back to the other end once again that she noticed someone staring at her with a scowled look on their face. In a sheer shock, the girl let out a yelp and jumped back from the surprise, lucky she didn’t do anything to them. She took a moment to collect herself and looked back to the window, but nothing was there. ”W-Wait, where did it go?” She looked around and couldn’t see it again, completely confused by the jump scare and then looking to the door as it audibly clicked, creaking open slowly as though out of a horror movie. ”Just be careful going through the door, Miss Luna.” She warned, hoping that Luna wasn’t just going to waltz in like a complete moron. She did seem to have some intelligence to her namesake so far. Let’s just hope she kept it.

    1074 + 912 = 1986 words


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