- Job Description:
- Songs Collide: Soulsmoke
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 grey 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. The bird itself gives off a type of ghostly aura. Your battle begins here. The Phoenix is Soul, Fire, and Air Element, therefore is naturally weak to Light, Dark, and Water 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 smoke. 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
Smoke Gem: Useless on its’ own, required for an Songs Collide: Requiem.
~~Credits to the Original God of Death
“That must be it,” Zachariah calmly said, wrestling his lungs for control of his breath. As the phoenix bowed before the two of them, he felt a tinge of shame. He had helped kill a possibly ancient, cosmic entity, but at what cost? The creature’s essence disappeared into the darkness of Shinku, leaving behind the stone they came for in the first place. He patiently awaited for something else to go bump in the night and assault them, but only the eerie silence of Shinku filled his ears. Perhaps the darkness was getting to him, being a light mage, but he had the strongest desire to go home. Though, he knew he had a job to finish, and would stick by until it was done.
After he decided it was finally safe and the battle was surely over, Zachariah promptly deactivated his take-over, which fizzled into white light and faded away like a cloud. He took a deep breath of relief and did his best to relax, surely needing another drink in the near future. Before them, the shrine became dreadfully quiet, almost void of any sound. After Beira reached out and touched the black stone, she nearly collapsed, though her eyes seemed to flash as if she had a vision. Zachariah helped to steady her, then reached out to feel the stone himself. “I’m not sure, but with power like this I’m sure it’s safer for everyone in our hands than anyone else’s,” he said, then touched his fingertip out to the stone. He too felt his mind leave his body for a moment, traversing the stars. It guided him through the cosmos and to the next place they would have to travel to. While he couldn’t decipher what he saw, the location radiated with raw magical power.
When the vision faded, he raised his hand to his eye and shut them tightly, fighting the migraine that followed. “Kyoka…” he muttered. “A planet called Kyoka is the next place we have to go.” He stared up at the sky and pictured what lie beyond in Kyoka, as well as their next battle. The mage stabled himself and wondered how they would even get there, figuring the two of them would have to travel through the Wakusei Portals once again, together this time. Albeit discouraged by traveling through the portals again, something told him he would have to do so many more times in the coming days. He began to make his way out of the basin, then thought of how the two of them might return to the city safely. The Nuckelavee would require a day or two to recharge, or he could try to summon the birds Hugin and Munin, that is, if Beira didn’t mind a rough flight.
“How do you propose we get back to where we came from?” Zachariah questioned. “I have a pair of summons under my belt, but I assure you riding atop the backs of Hugin and Munin won’t be the most comfortable thing in the world. I remember the first time I tried, I nearly plummeted from thousands of feet in the sky,” he joked.