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    Post by Luceam on 1st January 2020, 6:10 pm

    https://www.fairytail-rp.com/t29686-master-of-dragons-acquisition

    It was a cold day in the city of Talonia. While it was mid afternoon, it was slightly darker than as the sky was filled with clouds, blanketing the land from the light of the sun. The streets of the city of the guildless was coated in snow and some ice, varying in some areas could be thirty centimeters thick while more well maintained streets had the snow shoveled and brushed off, ice melted or removed as well. To add to the serene beauty was the gentle snow fall cascading across the town, pushed by the gentle cool winds fluttering about. The town was brimming with life, most of the children who were out playing were slowly retreating back into their homes and a lot of markets were still open.  The streets were light with Lacrimas, and there seemed to be a happy demeanor based on the ambient chatter of the town.

    Luna and Amelia were walking through the town, enjoying the peaceful serenity as the streets were between crowded and empty. "You know Luna, you look strangely at ease since we're about to, you know, go into a dangerous pit?" Amelia asked, not trying to ruin the mood of the fairy. "I don't see it as a pit, I see it as a wealth of hidden knowledge waiting to be uncovered. Plus you gotta enjoy the mood, in a city that harbors the highest criminal and dark wizard population and can still find the courage to live joyfully, and the weather is just beautiful." Amelia raised an eyebrow with a quizzical stare towards Luna. "So you're good with the cold? But aren't most of your abilities based on plants and thus a warmer climate be more appropriate?"

    Luna shrugged it off, she had spent many times in the cold, some of her fondest memories were in the midst of winter. Even when her family state seemed like it could not get any lower, they still held together throughout the coldest of times. "I'm a Nature Fairy and winter is as much a part of nature as plants, and if need be I can summon plants out here in this weather. Besides, some of my family's best moments were in the winter. I remember the year when Hakar managed to actually hunt a wart hog with a carving knife. That was a good meal." Amelia raised a eyebrow as given her knowledge of Luna's family that seemed like a contradiction. She remembered hearing about Luna's useless brother. Luna caught onto the impression and figured some clarity wouldn't hurt. "Before he was the town drunk, I was about ten at the time and a passing by hunter was breaking in a new animal partner who went wild and smelled the broth I was carrying and came at me, pinned me down and bruised and maybe fractured a few ribs, my arms were sore for two days and I couldn't walk for a while. Hakar was nearby picking up some of my father's spare tool replacements by coincidence, he tackled the hog and in a quick struggle got it off me and managed to kill the beast. Honestly that was probably one of my best memories of Hakar."

    Amelia remained silent for a moment as she was trying to navigate through the listed directions on the job. Asking locals seemed to prove a fruitless endeavor as the responses were not helpful. The townsfolk either did not know or felt the directions being asked for were some form of joke. Eventually the two soon found the house in question. The two girls stopped out front, looking at the slightly run down house that appeared almost abandoned.

    "Any red flags?" Amelia asked concernedly, Luna shrugged. "A few but nothing bad as long as we remain cautious. Seems like a great way to ambush and rob mages but even then we can't judge a book by it's cover."

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    Post by Akeya on 2nd January 2020, 5:27 pm

    What was the quickest way to make people suspicious of what you were doing? Claim that whatever it was you were up to was completely legal, even if you refused to spill any details.

    Akeya sometimes wondered about her position in regards to the law. She didn't have much respect for civilization or its restrictions yet she found herself most often helping out. In the past her primary motivation had been that she didn't want the Magic Council to see her as a threat but by this point she'd attained enough power that the amount of people who could actually be a threat to her had become quite slim. And only a portion of that list was invested into enforcing the law at all times.

    Of course, if she did become great enough a threat those powerful people would have plenty of reason to seek her out...

    Regardless, the reason why she was on this job was less about the issue of whether it was truly legal or not and more that the information regarding the job indicated that there was something worthwhile to be obtained here. The dragoness was a glutton for both power and knowledge even if she wasn't quite as blatant about it as many other dragons. She didn't think there'd ever be a time in her life where she wouldn't be learning something new or refining something old. Even if you were already powerful enough that most creatures were beneath you there was always a higher level...

    Especially when your first reaction to hearing stories of the gods was to look up at the heavens and wonder what it would be like to kill one of those powerful entities, those deities who ruled the celestial world high above.

    Right now Akeya was hidden inside the shadows. All the shadows. She'd spread herself out until her consciousness covered a large section of Talonia, constantly moving about and shifting from shadow to shadow as she searched for the location of the home of the man whose claims were both suspicious yet intriguing. The average person wouldn't even notice her presence, the shadows looking the same as always. The average mage might get the faint sense that there was something, but would not be able to attribute that sensation to anything other than the blowing of the wind.

    The powerful mages, however... Akeya prided herself for her stealth, a result of rigorous training, innate talent and plenty of cleverness. She'd managed to find ways to hide herself from all five the basic senses, then doubled down and also worked hard to protect herself from those who'd try to find her through her magic, her soul, her life or even her very presence. However there was no feat that magic could perform that magic could not also counter. An annoying side effect of the balance of reality, even if it benefited Akeya as often as it hindered her.

    Powerful mages she would have to be careful with, and as luck would have it there was one right here in Talonia. Fortunately it was someone that Akeya had worked with before. Unfortunately things hadn't ended so well last time. She remembered Luna as the fairy who had been eager to help explore a new world only to end up unable to endure that world's alien nature. A shame, although the dragoness wouldn't hesitate in admitting that Luna's snooty companion, the fairy princess or whatever, had made it a lot easier for the twilight assassin to agree to sending both fairies back home to Earthland.

    But at least Luna looked like she was doing better now. And the snooty princess was nowhere to be found. Still, that was no reason to become too nonchalant.

    Akeya's method of searching for the right address was both exhaustive, thorough and fast, and it didn't take too long before she concentrated her being to manifest her physical form in a shadow next to the house where she would be meeting this man with his 'completely legal' work.

    But before she entered she waited for Luna to arrive. It hadn't taken long to notice that the fairy was also heading towards this building, and Akeya would rather know what exactly the pink-haired mage was doing here. If they were aiming for the same thing she'd prefer to be in a position where if there was any backstabbing needed she'd be the one to do it.

    Silently she stood there hidden in the shadows until Luna and Amelia arrived, at which point she'd listen to their conversation before stepping out of the shadows. "It's not entirely surprising that there'd be people other than myself who'd be interested in what's going on here." She glanced at Amelia, noticing the unusual concentration of magic within the girl... as well as the subtle signs that there was something other than flesh and blood standing there. "I do hope the two of you aren't here to put a stop to it though. I'm rather interested in what this man might have to say."

    Folding her arms her emerald eyes narrowed as she returned most of her attention towards Luna. "That aside, hello again Luna. I'm guessing you're feeling better back here where the world is in tune with you."

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    Post by Luceam on 4th January 2020, 9:02 pm

    When Luna was approaching the area, she had a nagging feeling at the back of her mind as it felt like there was a form of life around, surrounding the area but still as one lifeform. Luna remembered the feeling, the sensation was more then familiar and a name was on the edge of her tongue as she felt slightly uneasy with the surrounding shadows. However the feeling soon came to pass as the weirdness seemed to condense and compress into a form that would soon intercept the path of the two girls. Luna could sense more clearly as the shadows returned to matter, thus allowing the life force to become more and more clear to detect as it took a physical form. From what Luna was told by her mother, a being that takes on a pure energy or darkness form, especially one stretched out has their life force caught in a unique state that was hard to describe.

    Luna was slightly surprised as she was able to recognize the being as she and Amelia approached to be someone that she had met before, under horrid circumstances. A job that nearly killed Luna in horrible ways, it sent chills down her spine as Akeya brought up the very occasion. However Luna was too flustered by the sight of the twilight dragoness feel the pain of the memories. She blushed at the sight and it took a moment for her scattered sight to even allow her gaze to remained fixed on Akeya's gaze. "Oh, um, thanks Akeya, it was a rough process to heal. I had to essentially sit for three days and night in a prayer circle of other healing specialist fae to heal. Don't worry, we're also here for the job..."

    Amelia seemed to lose her balance for a moment. "Wait, this is Akeya? You told me she was just an average looker with a few dragon parts, no personality. This is a drop dead gorgeous dragoness!" Amelia could see how red Luna's face was, she jabbed her elbow into Luna's side playfully. Amelia could practically hear the scraping of the gold heart within Luna. "Oh I see, that's how it is, for heaven's sake Luna, I know you have a thing for Dragons, as did your mother for some weird reason since you are both fairies that without magical intervention can't even handle a dragon's claw, but you didn't need to worry about competition that bad."

    Desperate to change the subject, Luna figured it would be better to get things going in a more productive direction, or just any direction to avoid her embarrassment. "Anyways, this doll next to me is my partner, Amelia Thorn. I think you might find her interesting, she's not human as you can probably sense already. She is a Gynoid made from two cores, an advanced form of Archive magic creating an artificial brain lacrima, and powered by a shard of a large legendary lightning lacrima. She is, bound to me through an Organic Link as part of her conditions to be able to use her magic, which she has expertise in both archive and lightning."

    Amelia nodded, figuring that if Luna brought it up, her composition might be of interest to the dragoness. "Well my original name was Project AT-X, but I named myself Amelia Thorn. I was originally supposed to be no more powerful then the average non-magical teenage girl, but they literally shaved off a piece of a Lacrima that had so much lightning Magic energy, it could blow a hole through the moon and still go on, and a body that was designed to adapt, so it just learned to develop a magic subsystem to be able to tap into and channel the energy into many uses. Literally their oversight as they simply wanted a power source that would be able to function long term. I'm told my older sisters were wind and solar powered respectively, but they didn't exactly get very far."

    Amelia looked at the old house as she noticed there wasn't any lights on. On closer inspection there was damage to the doorknob and lock, leaving the door slightly open. "Did either of you sense any life force or via shadows on any living beings inside that house?" The question itself started to pique Luna's curiosity. "Now that you mention it, the door looks wedged open, and I can't actually sense anything alive inside the house. At worst I sense slightly rotten meat."

    Amelia looked at Luna slightly confused. "You can sense meat rotting? Since when?" Luna shrugged. It wasn't a application of her ability that was normally easy to use at a distance. "Not much else living and since Akeya isn't clouding my sense with quantum superposition anymore and there isn't much else around I can sense the smaller stuff. While food is still edible, it still has some form of life force even though the soul is already gone. If you think of life force like a sound or fire, think of small crackles, that is what rotting is like." Amelia raised an eyebrow. "Quantum superposition? You saying this dragoness can break universal Laws?" 

    Luna shrugged as she was not sure of the full answer herself. "Well not exactly her, but definitely her life force; when she's a shadow, her life force is in a state of both existing and not, forming not really a nullification but like a fog for me trying to sense any Life Force. It's hard to describe, I can't sense her directly but there are slight traces, since she doesn't have a physical form she becomes impossible to track through her life force. Shadow magics and certain non corporeal forms tends to do that a lot."

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    Post by Akeya on 5th January 2020, 11:11 am

    It was with mixed feelings that Akeya listened as Luna's friend began to explain that the fairy had tried to describe the dragoness as rather average. She'd probably have found it insulting if it wasn't for the fact that this Amelia then made up for it by herself admitting that the scaled assassin was a deadly beauty... and that the reason why Luna described her as average-looking wasn't to dismiss Akeya's good looks but because she didn't want others to take an interest in her. She placed a clawed hand on one hip as she shifted her weight and watched Luna clearly be uncomfortable with the gynoid freely speaking about things the pink-haired mage clearly would rather not have spoken out loud.

    "You do realize that I have a functional pair of ears, right?" As she said this the corner of her mouth quirked into a light smirk. "But I'll thank you for the compliment. Although if you think that I'll just let anyone get close to me you clearly don't know me very well." Akeya was proud with a rather cold and calculating personality, so she wasn't the type of person who'd just get romantically involved with anybody.

    As the fairy quickly introduced the gynoid and said gynoid also began to talk about herself the dragoness shifted her focus away from Luna and towards Amelia, her eyes narrowing as she studied the girl more thoroughly. "Hold still." She said this with a voice which made it clear she expected Amelia to do as she was told, the dragoness moving with a kind of confidence and deadly grace which said that not only did she expect lesser creatures to move according to her will, she had ways of making them wish they had if they didn't. Coming to stand in front of the blonde construct she leaned forward to inspect the significantly smaller woman from up close, emerald reptilian eyes peering at various parts of Amelia's body before she reached out to take hold of a strand of the girl's hair and rub it between her scaled fingers.

    "You'd think that people capable of creating a body this advanced would have the intelligence needed to put in safeguards to prevent their creation evolving beyond what they can control. Unless of course that was their plan from the beginning, but there's not many mortals who'd invest such amounts of resources and effort into something which they would just release afterwards." Greed was generally speaking a stronger motivator for mortals than curiosity, which made sense as a survival trait.

    Straightening up she took a step away and turned to look at the door. Amelia and Luna both had something to say about what was inside, although it was derailed when the two of them entered a short conversation about the ability to sense rotting meat. Akeya could smell rotting meat quite well, but it was interesting to hear the fairy explain her life sensory abilities... right up until the point where she explained that she could if not sense at least notice Akeya's presence while she was making herself non-existent.

    The dragoness's head whipped around to stare at Luna, her eyes narrowing until they were nearly slits. Those emerald orbs, which were already hard and piercing with their glare, turned even harder than usual as if gems. For the first couple of seconds nothing happened as Akeya was processing what the fairy exactly had said, but then her appearance began to shift. Both light and dark amplified and strengthened, resulting in her entire form looking as if someone had turned up the contrast to ridiculous levels. It didn't take long before she looked like she was shaped out of light and dark rather than flesh and blood, which in a certain way was true.

    Neither light nor dark held life. They were forces of the world which might interact with life but weren't part of it themselves. Akeya, perhaps moreso than most other dragons, was very good at becoming part of the elements that were a part of her. She'd already been good at hiding her very presence even when she only had the dark to work with, but back then there was an unbalance because there was only dark. When she used both light and dark she could balance them out, turning herself into something akin to a conscious manifestation of the two forces... and hopefully be more successful in hiding herself from the life-sensing fairy.

    This state lasted for a dozen seconds, the dragoness clearly trying something out before she finally allowed her body to return to normal. Light and dark returned to their default state and the scaled assassin no longer looked like some kind of Eldbitch entity with an otherworldly -albeit mesemerizing- appearance.

    "The house itself is only an entrance. Directly inside there is only a staircase leading downwards which extends deep underground. At the end of it there's a larger space but whoever build the place has set up a system to jam sensory abilities. While I can tell that it's a large space exact details are obscured." Apparently the dragoness had decided to not talk about what just happened and just move on with the job. She frowned as she folded her arms and tapped her upper arm with a clawed finger. "While we could break in from a different position there's a good chance that the man we're looking for would make himself scarce." Unfolding her arms she signed and gave a shrug which was a mixture between indifference and resignation. "Might as well play along for now."

    She began to walk towards the house, her tail swaying behind her with every step as she looked over her shoulder. "You can come with me if you want, but don't try anything funny." Just because she knew Luna didn't mean she trusted the fairy completely. There was practically nobody she didn't at least somewhat suspect of following their own agenda which could clash with hers.

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    Post by Luceam on 3rd February 2020, 9:55 pm

    Luna was glad by some miracle Akeya was not aggressive about her description. For the Nature Fairy, a love life was hard to maintain let alone find. Luna tended to gather responsibility, and be attracted to bad situations so she tends to be catious at times. An intelligent and beautiful Dragoness seemed to fall under all her preferred qualities and more. While Amelia was used to being studied, at a request to hold still she ceased all motion, including her ambient subtle ones like appearing to breath.

    However when Akeya stared right at Luna, fear and slight confusion shot through the fairy. "Does she expect me to drop dead?" She thought as she gulped. If the climate were any warmer she'd be sweating. "Sorry, by species I am a life specialist. Blessing and a curse. She said as she watched the display, slightly worried that there would be a surprise attack along the way and was grateful that things did not turn out that way.

    Luna concurred with Akeya's thoughts about how this seemed very much like a set up and following through would be better then trying to find another course of action. "Agreed, since there's a sensory jam we can't tell if this residence is being used as an entrance to a subterranean network or serves to lead to a gateway to a pocket space, and could be anything in between as well."

    Amelia nodded as the two partners followed the Dragoness. "Spacial magic isn't in either of our repertoires despite us having the base components, maybe Akeya's. But as for earth digging, we could in theory do it, but the problem is getting the right spirit of Luna's to cooperate. Too cold for Tierra, Aegis will take time, Zixcor might wanna fight Akeya instead. Also Woody has a 15% chance of being to hungover so a random spirit occurs, only good Chuck would be is turning himself into a shovel."

    Luna coyly smirked at Amelia. "Got more tricks then those guys for making holes, I can also make a fair bit of acid. Besides, I'm sure even if we hit deep down, we wouldn't just be able to sneak in. Odds are there is an enchantment to protect from intruders, after all, there are only two types of jobs. Simple tasks, or elaborate waves of complexity before you can even set foot in the area. This reeks of convolution." Luna said as the group had reached the only door leading down, and walking down the stairs Luna couldn't help but wonder why such a set of stairs was built. "However the only thing on my mind is what really awaits us at the end of these stairs."


    "My guess is probably rats or some form of creature that can survive easily or other underground creature that can survive in close quarters with out massive fuel needs, and it's probably close quarters so unless either of you plan on shrinking, wings might be a bad idea for the meantime." Amelia kept note of the distance as the group descended the long staircase, worried about Luna's mental state. "But Luna, are you sure you're not going to go all, crazy like you did on that space job?" She asked concerned, but Luna shrugged off those concerns. "Different circumstances, that was like keeping a fish out of water and plunging it into poisoned water. This is different, there is ambient life force, and at the moment I can hear plenty of fungus and shrooms. Plus I got a new spirit assigned thanks to Tierra pulling strings."

    Once the group reached the bottom, Luna extended the palm of her hand out as pink liquid oozed out of the palm of her hand before dropping onto the floor, and seeping through the cracks of the stone tiles and and burrowed into the crevice before the twisted summoning root extended and untwisted revealing the summoning circle. "I call forth from the Forest Beyond the Horizon, the spirit that whispers in the grass, Plantette!"

    Out the summoning circle, the five inch green haired spirit came floating out before the circle disappeared and the root crumbled. Luna extended her hand for the spirit to gently land. "Hey Luna, tight quarters, with a-" She looked over at the dragoness and the Gynoid. "This a four way or do you just need grass?" Luna's face turned red immediately. "Just grass, please, we're in a subterranean labyrinth. Some grass wood make it easier for me to move and fight if need be. Why would you assume the other thing?" Plantette nodded and her flower, causing green sparkles to spread down the hallway causing grass to grow quickly. "Because you're one of the most pent up Nature Fairies in existence and you're in a dimly lit tight space with a dragon and a animated doll, I'm friends with your mother's spirits. Spirits do talk you know. Like your sister is half dragon, a rarity that she wasn't converted to either race given how things can turn out sometimes."

    Luna sighed while Amelia was just bursting with laughter watching the scene, noting that the stone floor slowly was overcome with grass. "Well, this can't get any better. Luna, you're spirits are a hoot to deal with at times." Luna sighed as she wished she never even got out of bed this morning. "I'm not that pent up."

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    Post by Akeya on 5th February 2020, 3:19 pm

    The fact that Amelia stopped moving in her entirety upon being told to hold still didn't pass by unnoticed. The dragoness filed it away in her head even as she wondered about the possible explanations. The most likely reason was that, as lifelike as the blonde might be, she was still designed as one central unit which then controlled the body. Hardly surprising when they'd gone so overboard with the lachrima which acted as her two cores, but it still implied that her physical integration wasn't too high. Did she have the same kind of sensory input as organic beings? The knowledge-hungry dragon would have liked to study her a bit longer, but right now there was a job to do.

    More annoying was the fact that apparently Luna could pick up on her presence even when she rendered herself a non-presence. Akeya knew that it was most likely physically impossible to be completely undetectable but she still saw it as one of the more important missions in her life to make it as difficult as possible for others to figure out where she was or even if she was present in the first place. She'd have to look into it later... if the fairy could sense life she'd have to take a step further into the realm of not being a living creature at all. Risky, but possibly worth the risk...

    Akeya nodded as Luna proposed that for all they knew the area beyond the staircase might very well be a pocket dimension. It would combine well with the jamming effect that was covering the area. "I suspect that if we tried to get in using anything other than the intended entrance we wouldn't find anything. Whoever designed this for us didn't want to make it easy." She frowned as Amelia explained that the idea of digging would present its own difficulties, apparently in the form of Luna's spirits not necessarily being very reliable. Given what she remembered of that princess the dragoness wasn't very surprised, but it was still annoying. "Having to deal with the whims of other creatures makes summoning sound like more of a hassle than it needs to be." Akeya had little interest in the field of summoning herself, preferring to hone her own abilities, but even if she did she'd have a strong preference for summoning creatures with a limited will so controlling them would be straightforward.

    In response to Luna's question about what they might find Akeya shrugged, although she did have an idea or two. Whoever it was that was calling adventurers to this trap of a building was hunting for powerful mages, so most likely they either wanted a high bounty or they needed help with something which you couldn't just rely on average adventurers for. Although at the end of the day the only way to be sure would remain going in there and checking it out for yourself.

    She quirked an eyebrow at the gynoid when she suggested getting rid of the wings. Akeya's draconic pair were already neatly folded up on her back, and she figured that if they were to become a problem she could get rid of them later on as well. For now she'd just keep leading the way downstairs while studying the place for traps. So far, so good...

    "There's a world of difference between being trapped in a manmade tunnel underground and being stuck on an alien planet with an entirely different ecosystem. She'll be fine." These words came out curtly as Amelia asked after Luna's health, the dragoness figuring that a little bit of underground adventuring wouldn't trigger the fairy. The main reason why Constantinopel had been such a problem was because the entore world had a different essence balance.

    When she noticed that Luna was preparing to summon another entity the assassin came to a halt, eyes on the hallway in front of them but occasionally glancing back to see what was going on with the fae and her companions. It looked like she had summoned another fae to supply her with plant material she'd use in case combat broke out... and the summoned one immediately began to take things out of context.

    Frankly speaking Akeya found the entire situation mildly amusing, but she didn't want to loiter too long listening to the pink-haired lady arguing with her own summons. "For the record, my sense of smell is also rather good." What was meant with that line would be left up in the air as Akeya returned her attention to the hallway in front of them. Narrowing her eyes she spotted skittering in the distance, which quickly became closer and more numerous. "Looks like the actual testing is starting now. Hold still for a moment."

    From the wide area beyond a large amount of scarabs came flying towards the three of them, their mandibles clicking as clearly they weren't the harmless type. The dragoness lifted one hand, making some motions with it before stabbing the air with her index finger.

    In front of the advancing wave of scarabs the air distorted, and when the scarabs began to touch the affected area a lance or light shot through them. Given their mindless attitude they didn't slow down or retreat, resulting in all the hundred scarabs quickly being completely dead.

    Akeya dispelled the barrier she'd put up, then glanced back towards Luna. "If you're that pent up there's ways to deal with that, but focus on what's ahead of us for now... and watch out for ambushes behind us." Her scaled and clawed feet carried her deeper into the underground complex, the hallway widening as it led up to a large room. Seeing a trap ahead Akeya sliced the tripwire with a dark blade, only to come to an abrupt halt as a large boulder dropped down from the ceiling in front of her and blocked the passageway with a loud, solid sound.

    "Great."

    WC: 991
    PWC: 2,867/11,000
    TWC: 5,378/22,000


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    Master of Dragons: Stage 1 CADlsHa
    Between the Sun and the Moon, where it is neither Day nor Night, the Dragon of Twilight sleeps.

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    Golden Lachrima active until 17 September 2020.

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