He simply flew over the entrance to Magnolia city like always, reliant on his Onmyōdō for the ability to fly. He took a single gaze over the town and descended, landing on the ground softly on his feet and waddling his way to the guild. He had just come from a mission in Clover Town - some bandit hooligans who lived in the woods had utilized Nature Magic to take the small town hostage, threatening to sink the islandic residence deep into the lake that it rested on. It seemed that he wasn’t going to take a rest right now, though, for as he approached the guild by passing by Kardia Cathedral, a couple of wizards in front of him appeared to hesitate in moving pass him. It was as if one of them, the taller lady, held back a younger male in a protective manner. Behind them was the scene where a bloody rampage had unfolded, and a pile of ash was visible too… along with the screaming souls.
After quite a confrontation plus correction of the misunderstanding, Mura managed to somewhat calm down the two wizards who, surprisingly, came from the Rune Knights. He didn’t realize that earlier, but maybe it was due to this pair’s specific discretion. He was told that several dozen of people had disappeared over the week here in Magnolia, and that they were here to respond on a call for emergency. A monster was said to have appeared with the sole purpose of reducing their numbers until these two were left… and they pointed out that their squad leader ended up confronting a Fairy Tail Wizard, who was concluded by the two left to be the man behind the incidents. When asked by Mura about this wizard’s appearance, they hesitated:
“H-He was wearing long garments… his magic allowed him to walk through a portal. He even took our squad leader with him,” the elder lady explained to Mura, “That’s all we know… he could be an imposter, a fake Fairy Tail Wizard, but we’re still going to-“ “How many didn’t survive…?” Mura sternly asked them. They were thrown off, but a solid second passed before the answer came up: “Eight…” Mura suddenly moved his head around, taking deep glances over the area as if he was looking for something specific but couldn’t quite find its location. “Six… seven, eight… okay. You two go now,” he commanded them as if he held authority over them. Whether or not if they would listen, he passed them and appeared in front of the pile of ash around the several splashes of blood. It was as if a heavy battle took place here… and whoever caused the blood-shedding must’ve gotten turned to ash by fire. There was no way for Mura to identify the ash’s true form as it lost all its properties in the flames.
“… F-Fuck, there’s a serial killer in Magnolia?!” Kyuken cursed under his breath.
“A mass murderer, likely. And a Fairy Tail Wizard? No, sounds like a setup. A trick.”
“N-No, it can’t be a Fairy Tail Wizard! W-We don’t have anything against our own neighbors, and what’s with this monster?! W-What kind of monster was it, and who took it down… m-maybe we’re already saved! Maybe the monster was the culprit after all-“
“The two knights behind me wouldn’t be so uptight, then,” Mura explained. Kyuken wasn’t any less worried, though. “B-But this is terrible! Mura, y-you know…?!” Mura certainly knew. This wasn’t new to him; a Fairy Tail Wizard who turned out to be a serial killer… but he still didn’t draw that conclusion. Not yet.
He swore that it would never happen again.
Mura took a deep breath and sent Zirconis over to the guild hall with himself in hot pursuit. Through Zirconis’ eyes, he would scan the guild hall to see if the ‘Fairy Tail’ Wizard was there. The main hall showed only the cluster crew as always, the lively and the not-so-lively residents of the bar and the workers, programmers, bartenders and such. As if he was able to just figure out who the culprit was… all he knew from those two was that a portal was involved, and that their leader followed this wizard through this portal. Upon entering the guild hall, Mura went to the familiar bartender and asked: “Has any Rune Knight passed by here?” Mura’s face was contorting into anxiety, and it didn’t work that the bartender shook his head with the reply: “No, no Rune Knight… why you ask, Master? Am I… am I supposed to look out for the Rune Knights, now? W-What did we do, this time?” “Nothing…”