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    The Heat of Music

    Illya Pegasus
    Illya Pegasus

    Player 
    Lineage : Graceful Siren
    Position : None
    Posts : 162
    Guild : Dies Irae
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 14,044

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Sound God Slayer (WIP)
    Second Magic:
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Mon 16 Mar 2020, 1:14 pm

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP300/300
    MP300/300
    Speed30m/s
    Strength30
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
    Buffs:N/A
    Other Notes:N/A
    ~







    Before Dies Irae, Illya was just a normal girl of Magnolia. She worked as a waitress at a few inns, taverns, and restaurants, and she worked as a local idol, performing music at the town's many festivals. Then she learned she was a God Slayer, and she left for Fairy Tail. After Fairy Tail failed to be what the young girl had expected, she fled to Dies Irae, somewhere that pledge to rid the world of evil. Despite all of this action, and all of this intensity, Illya felt strangely alone. Commander West's constantly bitter voice left her with a strange feel of isolation in this island of like-minded people. Despite being the girl who had put on a brave face for the sake of others, she felt alone. She had hoped that Emma and William and Sage would provide at least some companionship, but they were often about on their own tasks. And so, it was much the same as back in Magnolia. It was just Illya and Yemaya. Of course, that all changed a week prior. A fellow guildmate, Benny, had taken Illya for a day within the capital of Fiore. And just two days prior, once again, she was asked out for a day of relaxation within Rose Garden, this time by the mysterious new-coming Demon Slayer, Kenzo. She had been one of the first people to greet him upon entering Dies Irae, and she felt that it was likely the case that he wished to thank her for her hospitality. That seemed reasonable enough to Illya, but there was no guarantee that it was the case.

    Just as with Benny, Illya had come into Rose Garden a solid time before the appointed time that her and Kenzo were to meet, and she was merely waiting in the town square, plunking away at a summoned harp. As much as she yearned for the life of an idol, she also enjoyed the freedom and liberties that Dies Irae offered her. She could travel the world much more easily than when she was just a normal girl. This allowed her to see the sights and sounds of her homeland much more easily, and to fully bask in the glory of the beauty of Fiore. Crocus had its majestic architecture and the seemingly never-ending shower of cherry blossoms dancing through the skies. Rose Garden had a much more quaint appearance to it. The slow flow of magic emanating from each and every corner of the town, the naturalistic feel of each house, the light hum of nature itself floating in the calming breeze. Wearing a simple pink dress, Illya let the calm, soothing air of Rose Garden and its magical potency fill her spirits, simply becoming one with life. She was a common person in a life before, and now she seemed to have a return to that life of simplicity and ease, able to just be herself in a world where she could finally be happy. She had been so alone for so long, even being let down by the guild of her dreams, and now Dies Irae had proven to be a safe haven from those thoughts of loneliness. Nico, and Benny, and now Kenzo were friends. A wave of calm washed over the former idol's heart as she let her music take her away to another world.

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    Amber Stone
    Amber Stone

    Player 
    Lineage : Demon Queen of Stone
    Position : None
    Posts : 111
    Guild : Errings Rising
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 22
    Experience : 8,165

    Character Sheet
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    Post by Amber Stone Tue 17 Mar 2020, 4:07 pm

    Unseen by Illya, Kenzo leaned against a low wall, simply watching her with a slight smile and listening to her peaceful song. He closed his eyes for a moment, letting the melody wash over him, soothing his soul. When her song finished, the Demon Slayer pushed himself up and approached her, his hands, as usual, in his pockets. Unlike usual, however, he was not wearing either the uniform of Dies Irae or his typical non-uniform outfit. Instead, he was wearing what looked like a tailored suit, with a pair of black slacks and a black jacket with gold buttons and thin gold piping, over a crisp white shirt and a narrow, blood-red tie with intricate, almost invisible gold knotwork. The outfit fitted him closely, outlining his muscular form whenever it pulled against his body. Kenzo also wore a pair of shiny black dress boots, which somehow made very little noise on the cobblestones as he walked up to the young God Slayer.

    "Hey there, Illya." he said, his normally bland voice holding a touch of warmth. "That dress looks great on you." He wasn't entirely sure why he felt such an affection for the girl. It was probably because when he joined the guild, she was the first person to talk to him, and she had treated him with such obviously genuine kindness and enthusiasm, something that had been lacking in his life for a long time. She could be a right chatterbox, but after a while of living in silence, it was nice to hear someone talking to him, sometimes.
    Illya Pegasus
    Illya Pegasus

    Player 
    Lineage : Graceful Siren
    Position : None
    Posts : 162
    Guild : Dies Irae
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 14,044

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Sound God Slayer (WIP)
    Second Magic:
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Thu 19 Mar 2020, 1:08 am

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
    Buffs:N/A
    Other Notes:N/A
    ~







    The final notes of Illya's tune floated into the air, each final soft sound fluttering away as if it had the mind to leave this existence. The muffled sounds of reality finally poured into Illya's ears, the world of music having dissipated into dust. A few of the nearby townsfolk thanked Illya for her song, as she embarrassedly bowed, rubbing an absent hand on the back of her neck. This was what she was used to and, if possible, it was a life she wished to continue living. However, it seemed as if fate had a different plan, and she was instead thrust into a world of twists and turns she had so dreaded. However, this was what the world had planned for her, and far be it from the stubborn and willful Illya Pegasus to stand down from a challenge.

    Her self-confidence boost was suddenly shattered by the calming and strangely familiar voice of her newest guildmate, Kenzo. His compliment to her was so simple, yet so touching to the soul. She had been complimented on her looks before, that was nothing new. She worked as an idol over the course of the past three years, after all. She was used to men lusting after her, telling her she had a pretty voice and an even prettier face, not to mention all the other men that would compliment her in...other, less wholesome ways. It was an unfortunate consequence, but one she had accepted. That was not even to mention some of the PR stunts her manager had her perform. The two times she was on the swimsuit edition of "Magnolia: Mistresses of Mystery," among other photo shoots were...embarrassing, for sure, but a way to pay rent. But something about this was different. There was a slightly more genuine feel to this compliment, a foreign feel to Illya, but there was the sentimentality of genuineness and the mild taste of truth in his voice.

    "O-oh!" Illya said, slightly taken off-guard. "Thanks, Kenzo! I only recently managed to get my stuff from my old home in Magnolia. I lived there for three years by myself. Well, it was me and Yemaya, to tell the truth, but she's not exactly able to provide much in terms of rent pay and all that, but still. I worked around the town for a while, doing stuff like waitressing and innkeeping and modelling and idoling and a bunch of stuff honestly, I had, like, no free-time for myself, but I still owned a house and was barely able to pay rent to the landlady, because she was suuuuuper mean and she kept hiking the prices up on me because she kept saying 'Oh, you can afford it anyways, doll, you're a hard worker.' But I still managed to keep up on my rent pay! Oh, and then one of my bosses told me that I have this magic that I've got now and that I should join Fairy Tail and I did because, I mean, of course I did, I mean I was a little girl in Magnolia, born and raised and lived there my entire life and then I joined and it ended up being a lot worse than I expected then I saw a flier for Dies Irae and how they're all about justice and eliminating dark guilds and all that, so I left Magnolia in a huff and came to Amber Island and...now I'm here!"

    She blinked a few times, taking a small breath. "Aaaaand I just realized I basically gave you my life story without any provocation and you probably didn't wanna hear that from me because I mean why would you, you've probably got a waaay more interesting life than I've had because I'm just...well, I was just a normal girl, and you're this," she put on a deep imitation voice, "'Oh I'm this big and tough Demon Slayer that slays demons!' And then you just have...boring old me." She sighed, crossing her arms and pouting as she took a seat on the edge of the fountain she played near. "So! Um...why'd you ask me to hang out at Rose Garden, Kenzo?"


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    Amber Stone
    Amber Stone

    Player 
    Lineage : Demon Queen of Stone
    Position : None
    Posts : 111
    Guild : Errings Rising
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 22
    Experience : 8,165

    Character Sheet
    First Magic:
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    Post by Amber Stone Thu 19 Mar 2020, 1:28 am

    Kenzo smiled to himself as Illya nattered on about her life, leaning himself against a nearby tree with his hands in the pockets of his expensive-looking slacks. He preferred leaning to sitting. It required far less time to push off from a lean than it did to stand, and in some situations that could be life-saving. He knew it was paranoid in the extreme, but he liked to be ready for any possible situation. He supposed it was hammered into him after years of being alone. Never mind his training with Almoth.
    "Honestly, I think you're over-exaggerating my life and under-exaggerating yours. I mean, I've only had maybe three exciting things happen to me, while you lead what sounds like a very full life." he said. "As for the reason I invited you here... To be perfectly candid, I have a reason, and an ulterior motive. The reason is because you were very kind to me when I came to the guild, and I would like to both thank you and repay you for your hospitality and kindness. To that end, I've reserved us a table at a restaurant nearby, if you're hungry. The ulterior motive is because I think you're lovely, and I'd like to get to know you better. I hope that's not too forward of me." He wasn't quite sure why he'd added the last part. Something about the young woman seemed to pull the truth from him. More accurately, he supposed, he felt the need to be more vocal when around her, doubtless because of her own speaking habits.
    Illya Pegasus
    Illya Pegasus

    Player 
    Lineage : Graceful Siren
    Position : None
    Posts : 162
    Guild : Dies Irae
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 14,044

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Sound God Slayer (WIP)
    Second Magic:
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11:59 pm

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
    Buffs:N/A
    Other Notes:N/A
    ~







    The outright declaration that he had an ulterior motive was, to say the least, a bit worrying to Illya. Generally even her most ravenous fans hit the fact they had ulterior motives with a thin veil of "just being fans." She was, in honesty, bouncing between a feel of worry and a feel of relief. Was it a better thing that he outright said that there was an ulterior motive? Or would she have been better off figuring it out on her own? She hated that this was the immediate feel she had towards it, but her time as an idol trained her to take nothing at face value.

    His explanation for his reason and his ulterior motive, at least, did something to dissipate the fears she was holding in her heart for the brief time that she bore a haze over the situation. That said, the prospect of a date was not a foreign concept to her. Oftentimes at her autograph signings, men would ask her out on dates, and it was a weekly occurrence that at least one person would try to propose to her. But there was something different about this. Kenzo did not seem to bear any desire for fame or just a lust for her appearance. There was a genuine feel to his candor. Plus, this would be the first time that there had been a genuine offer from someone with anything more than a middling life of nothingness. Sure, a few high-end CEOs of companies had offered "spots in the lap of luxury," as they would put it, but it was denied each and every time.

    "O-oh," she said, taken aback by the proposition. "Can't really say I was expecting something like this from someone as...um...how do I put this? I guess...someone as...stern? Serious? Oh, I dunno what I'm trying to say here!" A flush rushed across her face. "But...I guess this could be a good opportunity to sit back and do some relaxing! Yeah! Dies Irae gets really busy sometimes, y'know? Oh geez, especially with my schedule!" Before she continued speaking, a realization popped into her head. "Oh! Right! The reservation! I...uh...don't wanna pass you up on the opportunity, since you were nice enough to already make a reservation, so I guess I can talk on the way there.

    "Right, so, my schedule. I think I've said this a few times in the past, or at least I think I have, but I'm not really all that good with the whole 'magic' thing quite yet. I didn't even know I could use magic until a few weeks back, and apparently Slayer magic is really difficult to come across, so there's only a few people that can really help me get better at that stuff, so...I have to wake up super early for Commander West's training. Okay, well, technically I don't have to, but someone recommended that I probably should, plus it really only feels right if I do such a thing because I don't really wanna be a liability to Dies Irae, but anyways, after training with Commander West, I go and get some food real quick and then, if she's not too busy, I go and get some Slayer training with Commander Sivvy to make sure that I can actually use the most of my abilities, but if she's not available, I try some training on my own, then I usually do a lap or two around Amber Island just so I can stay in tip-top shape! Oh, and if I only run one lap, then I head back to my room and keep on working on my idol stuff in case I ever get back to that job. Oh! That's right! I don't know if I've told you! I used to work as an idol back in Magnolia! I...uh...I might wanna eventually go back to doing that, but Dies Irae is the most important for me! Now, where was I? Oh! Right! After that, usually I go and get some more food since it's like, three in the afternoon at that point. Then I spend like an hour relaxing and all that stuff, but that's, like, the only free time I have, because after that it's back to more training and then I go and work on my instruments and singing or whatever I really feel like, then in for a quick dinner, then back to training and mini-concerts and by then I'm all tired but I still have to do some...uh...other work and then it's already time to sleep and-"


    She cut herself off, realizing she had been talking for a while. "Ohmygosh! I'm soooo sorry! I kept talking more and more and more without letting you say anything? So how about you? What do you usually do for your day?"

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    Amber Stone
    Amber Stone

    Player 
    Lineage : Demon Queen of Stone
    Position : None
    Posts : 111
    Guild : Errings Rising
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 22
    Experience : 8,165

    Character Sheet
    First Magic:
    Second Magic:
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    Post by Amber Stone Sat 28 Mar 2020, 12:32 am

    0000/0000 WORDS
    Kenzo Yonokaze
    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
    Monsters Killed: x/x


    "I prefer to think of myself as... austere." he replied once her stream of commentary ended. "And I'm glad for it. Living a life like yours would very likely drive me insane. I'm used to the... simple life, I suppose." As they walked, Kenzo kept his hands stuffed in his pockets, more to keep himself from scratching at his arm than anything else.

    "Every morning, I wake up at dawn, and spend a few hours training, dividing up my time between physical and magical training. For a mage like me, who uses a very physical type of magic, maintaining my physique is as important as increasing my magic power." he said. "After that, I take a shower, then eat breakfast in the Mess Hall. I then go back to my room and spend a few hours studying books of magic. I know it seems like an odd thing to do, especially for someone like me, but they help expand my knowledge and increase the depth and breadth of my magic. Once I'm done with that, I get lunch before turning to more... traditional study. I didn't get much education, living in a cave with a demon, so I strive to gain as much wisdom as I do power." After that sentence, Kenzo huffed a quiet chuckle. "Not what you would expect of me, is it?" he said, shaking his head slightly.

    Not long after he finished speaking, they arrived at a somewhat fancy-looking restaurant. "This is the place." Kenzo said, and politely held the door open for her.

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    Illya Pegasus
    Illya Pegasus

    Player 
    Lineage : Graceful Siren
    Position : None
    Posts : 162
    Guild : Dies Irae
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 14,044

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Sound God Slayer (WIP)
    Second Magic:
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Mon 06 Apr 2020, 6:13 pm

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
    Buffs:N/A
    Other Notes:N/A
    ~








    Kenzo explaining his own routine was certainly a relief for Illya. She very much enjoyed learning about other people, whether that just be a fan or customer she sees once and then never again or someone with whom she would become a fellow comrade-in-arms with. It was oddly calming to the odd girl to be able to have at least somewhat of a semblance of other people leading normal lives. "Geez, that sounds like a lot of studying! I mean, you probably got a bunch of training from that...uh...demon you lived in a cave with, so I guess you don't really have much need for training, do ya? Oh well. Guess that's just where you and me differ. You're probably, like, really good with magic, and I'm just here, barely learning how to use a single spell." Her voice quietened down. "I don't really know if this whole 'magic' life is for me, but..."

    She abruptly slapped her cheeks, mentally telling herself to stay calm. "Right! This is supposed to just be a relaxing time with a fellow friend, right?" She gave a smile as Kenzo introduced the restaurant. The name was slightly familiar: Jardin d'Oliviers. One of her former managers worked here in the past, if she recalled correctly. It was far from casual, yet not entirely fanciful either. Still, what it made up for in a lack of commitment to chain business or fancy, fine dining, it made up for with the presence that it had in the undeniably beautiful locale that was Rose Garden. "Thank you, Kenzo." Illya said with a smile as they entered the restaurant. As they were taken to their seats, Illya examined the room around her. There was a mix of both people bearing suits and ties as well as nothing more fancy that khakis and a polo. Was she dressed for the occasion? Was she too fancy? Too formal? Too casual? She took a deep breath to rid herself of those thoughts, subconsciously humming a tune to herself as she emptied her mind.

    Somehow, upon reaching their tables on an outside patio, the weather seemed to shift ever more perfectly, likely as a result of some magical meddling from the shop owners. Illya took her seat as the menu was set down.

    "It's so weird for me to come to a place like this, y'know?" she said, speaking to Kenzo yet simultaneously speaking to herself. "I mean...who'd've thunk that the little, immature girl with no knowledge on anything would end up here? I...I wanted to just be a normal girl. I mean, like everyone who lived in Magnolia, I wanted to join Fairy Tail, but...I wasn't imagining much from it. Now...I'm working for a group of vigilantes as a...God Slayer, was it?" She let out a slight laugh, leaving from her seat for a moment to hang over the railing and whistle to herself, completely immersing herself in her own world and forgetting about everything in her mind.


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    Amber Stone
    Amber Stone

    Player 
    Lineage : Demon Queen of Stone
    Position : None
    Posts : 111
    Guild : Errings Rising
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 22
    Experience : 8,165

    Character Sheet
    First Magic:
    Second Magic:
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Amber Stone Mon 06 Apr 2020, 7:17 pm

    0000/0000 WORDS
    Kenzo Yonokaze
    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
    Monsters Killed: x/x


    Kenzo listened politely as Illya spoke, entering the restaurant. Once they reached their tables, the Demon Slayer unconsciously slid Illya's seat out for her, then pushed it in before taking a seat himself. He spent a few minutes studying the menu, then looked up as Illya rose and went to the railing.

    He hesitated a moment, then stood as well, joining her there and resting one hand on the iron railing. He slid a tiny amount of will into the metal, causing it to slowly turn white under his hand. He watched it a moment, then withdrew his will and let the iron return to it's natural color.

    Gently, he reached over and rested his other hand upon her shoulder. His skin was warm, almost feverish, even through the fabric of her clothes. The warmth would seem to seep through her body, soothing away her hurts and fears. "I don't think anyone expected to end up where they did." he said quietly. "I certainly didn't expect to become a wizard the way I did, nor did I expect to find myself in Dies Irae. Life takes us where it wills, and it is up to us to make the most of it. For what it's worth, I think you're doing alright."

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    Illya Pegasus
    Illya Pegasus

    Player 
    Lineage : Graceful Siren
    Position : None
    Posts : 162
    Guild : Dies Irae
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 14,044

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Sound God Slayer (WIP)
    Second Magic:
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Mon 13 Apr 2020, 6:43 pm

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
    Buffs:N/A
    Other Notes:N/A
    ~







    Illya being comforted by anyone other than the ever-fickle Yemaya was a strange thing to experience. She had always tried keeping a calm, smiling face in the face of all adversity, yet for some reason she seemed to let her guard down around Kenzo. She could not even fathom to guess a reason as to why this was the case. They were not too similar, were they? Kenzo knew how to use his magic - he had been training for years! - and Illya was some newbie pretending to be competent with her skills. Perhaps it was the kind words he said, but even then it was strange for Illya to comprehend.

    "Thanks, Kenzo!" she said, turning her head and giving a smile. "But I should probably stop being all mopey and all that. After all, you invited me here and it wouldn't be all too gracious to make everything all sad, right?"

    She twisted on her heel as she took her seat, checking out the menu. "Ooh! There's so much that I haven't been able to have! My managers never let me go out to eat anywhere, and I could never afford to go anywhere on my free time, because instruments are really expensive. Well, at least the ones I use are expensive." She shrugged, still scanning over the menu. "Although, speaking of, are you going to be paying for this all? 'Cuz I think I might indulge myself a little." A smile flashed across her face. "I've been seeing about getting a bit of a higher rank within Dies Irae. I mean, I'm still far from a good magic user, but certainly my talents can be of use, right? I've submitted my application to Commander West, and she's bringing it through to the Ambassadors I think, so I'm a bit nervous but also a bit excited, so...yeah I'm a biiiiiit hungry at the moment."

    By the time the waiter came by, Illya still had not decided what she wanted to eat, so she merely settled for ordering one of their "specialty drinks:" a cocktail with some extra magic-imbued 'punch,' whatever that meant. "Though...I'm surprised that you still invited me after...that." Illya said as the waiter left. "I mean...you didn't seem all too happy after everything with Silk on our job. It's not really something I wanted people to know about, but...it's not something I'm going to just let sit and stagnate. He was a dark guild member. He deserved what he got. So I'm not going to apologize for it. Just...uh...thought I'd let you know." She smiled once more, resting her elbows on the table and her chin on her hands.

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    Amber Stone
    Amber Stone

    Player 
    Lineage : Demon Queen of Stone
    Position : None
    Posts : 111
    Guild : Errings Rising
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 22
    Experience : 8,165

    Character Sheet
    First Magic:
    Second Magic:
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Amber Stone Thu 16 Apr 2020, 9:15 pm

    0000/0000 WORDS
    Kenzo Yonokaze
    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
    Monsters Killed: x/x


    Kenzo sighed inwardly at the mention of Silk. He'd spent a lot of time agonizing over that incident before finally being able to put it behind him. He sat across from Illya and folded his hands together on the table, using the waiter's appearance, and his ordering of a strong alcoholic drink, to buy himself some time as he debated briefly with himself before deciding that she deserved the full story.

    "I... wasn't mad about you killing Silk, Illya. Not in the way you think, at least." he said quietly, looking across the table at her. "It was... the way you did it. Cold, without mercy or hesitation." Before she could interject, he held up his hand. "I understand why you did it, and I understand you have a history with dark mages. But... When I was a child, the Flame Demon Almoth destroyed my village and killed everyone in it except me. Over the following six years, Almoth both tortured and trained me, often at the same time. One of his ways... was to force me to kill people with my magic. Sometimes my bare hands. I never learned who the people were or where they came from, and I never asked. I just did it. The alternative was worse. I suppose now, in hindsight, I can see that the demon was grooming me into the perfect killer. No remorse, no mercy, no hesitation." Kenzo sighed and shook his head. "It didn't turn out the way he wanted. Instead, I learned to respect the sanctity of life, such as it is, and sought to preserve it. After I slew Almoth, I vowed to never again needlessly take a life. Not unless I knew in my heart of hearts that it was necessary would I kill. That... didn't work out for me any better than Almoth's training. I've shed a lot of blood since then, and more than I would like was innocent. That only strengthened my ideals. I can understand that you thought that Silk deserved death, but I didn't. I still don't. I believe that every person deserves a chance at life, and if they make bad choices, they deserve a chance to better themselves. I joined Dies Irae to do my part to make the world a better place. I simply do not feel that I can do that by stooping to the level of the criminals we hunt and killing without mercy. I will... respect your choices, and your beliefs, so long as you can understand and respect mine." With that said, he leaned back in his chair, folding his hands once more and holding her gaze, hoping he didn't ruin everything between them, such as it was.

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Tue 21 Apr 2020, 1:51 am

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

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    N/A

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    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
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    It came as somewhat of a surprise, though mostly a relief to Illya that Kenzo seemed remarkably fine with the entire incident involving Silk. He was visibly upset in the moment, but now he seemed to have accepted it. "Of course I can respect that about you! I was honestly was a bit worried that I'd drive out one of the few people that's okay with me, but I'm sooo glad it's not that way!~~" She giggled slightly. Of course, at this point in time, it had been some time since the job, yet Illya could still remember it. Finally being able to show off her magical prowess, the satisfaction of catching a criminal, the lovely feel of exacting the vengeance of so many innocent people on him...

    "Let's just get off that topic, huh? Sorry I brought it up, just was a bit...uncomfortable that someone saw that. Uh...what exactly do you do at something like this? Might sound a bit weird, since I've had all too many guys trying to ask me out for meals and I've always been busy so I've never been able to really go out and hang out with someone by myself without it being for business or signing up to be in a concert or something like that, but...uh...wait, where was I going with this? Well, anyways, I don't really have all too much experience with these kinds of one-on-one interactions, so I don't really know what to all do in a situation like this and whatnot, but...um..."

    Her voice trailed off and she giggled slightly. "Honestly, it's kinda good to just...unwind. I've pretty much been busy-busy-busy for the past...well, honestly all of the past three years. If I wasn't waitressing, I was working at an inn, and if neither of those I was working dozens of other odd jobs, and when I was off of work I would be practicing for my idol work or other instrument stuff and then every so often I would have, y'know, stuff for idoling, whether it's a concert or a publicity thing or honestly whatever, then turns out I can use magic so now, instead of the waitressing and inn work and odd jobs, it's a bunch of physical training and it's exhausting and all that, so I guess I just...really like being able to just sit down and relax for once. So...uh...thanks for that!~~"

    Channeling her inner idol, she gave a coy, playful wink, slightly sticking her tongue out in a teasing way. She returned to looking at her menu, a slight feel of smugness sitting in the back of her skull. The life of an idol strangely fit Illya. She was confident in her looks, even when returning to her life outside of idoling, but she knew how to fully embrace it if she felt it necessary. Her fans back in Magnolia adored her, especially when she teased as such. Even though it was simply Illya warping into her persona as the idol Magic☆Heart, there was a solemn sense of genuineness to it. Something about Kenzo made Illya act more natural. Perhaps it was that he had seen her as the vicious killer of dark guilds...

    Illya shrugged, humming to herself lightly. She was enjoying her own headspace, for once in her life. She enjoyed letting her ears absorb the sounds of everything nearby. The elderly couple on their anniversary ordering the same meals, the little kids playing in the petals on the other half of town...Illya always found it oddly soothing to just take a time to tune out and listen to the world bustling around her.

    "Ugh...there's so much good looking food here!" she blurted out, just as the waiter came by and asked if they were ready to order. "I think so! And I also think I'm gonna indulge myself a little if you're paying, Kenzo!" She flashed another coy wink at him. "Right, so, I'm gonna start off with a seafood parmigiana and a chicken alfredo, both with the extra soups. Ooh! And, if you guys have it, can I get another shrimp alfredo with dragon scale sprinklings on top?"

    She flashed a smile as she handed her menu over, and, after Kenzo ordered, Illya had already thought of something new to do. "Right! So some of my bosses and my manager always said that a great way to get to know people quick and easy is to try to read them just off of their appearances, so how about we try something like that? I'll start with...you!"

    She leaned forwards on the table, trying to examine Kenzo, no matter how strange it looked. Illya looked strange anyways, right? "Alright! I think I got something, though it might be a bit cheating since I already know you a bit buuuuuut I'm gonna try to remove all of my former biases towards what I know! Right! So, obviously you're pretty well-dressed, though it doesn't really seem like it's for the idea of showing off a bunch of wealth, but rather it's to try to make an impression of yourself and show off an air of classiness. Of course, that classiness is almost...betrayed, I guess? Eh, it's fine, dunno how to really say it, but there's some obvious muscles there, which signifies a care about physical appearance, though not to the point of really gloating about it. Like, you're strong, sure, but you don't really wanna show that off to the world because it feels a bit fake, right? I mean, if you look at the clothes, while they're certainly nice, there's some trickery to it. They look fancy but aren't too much, if that makes sense? Anyways, while the clothing certainly are effective at giving an insight, there's also the matter of face and mannerisms! And both of them give off this 'Ooh look at me I'm so tough' vibe!" At her saying this, she poorly made an attempt to mimic his voice. "But even with that toughness there's this sorta feeling like it's a gentle toughness. Keeps good manners, if they fight, they fight with honor, and they really hold themselves in high regard."

    She flashed a smile. "How'd you think I do? Oh, right, and if you wanna you can try to do the same thing for me. I might not quite be as easy to read as you though!~~" Instinctively from her time as an idol, she quickly flared her hands into the shape of a heart, though she quickly caught on to this. "W-wait, wait wait wait wait wait wait waaaaaaaaait! I didn't mean it like that we're just friends, it's just that..." She took a deep breath before listing out a series of words almost too quick to comprehend. "I just get so used to doing things from back when I was an idol and a bunch of my fans really loved when I would do that and so my managers told me to do that more!"


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    Post by Amber Stone Tue 21 Apr 2020, 10:11 pm

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    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
    Monsters Killed: x/x


    "Believe it or not, this is my first true date." Kenzo said in response to her question. "My last, and first, relationship... wasn't exactly textbook. And that was... three years ago, now. I'm just as new to this as you. Though unlike you, I haven't exactly been showered with attention, for which I'm somewhat grateful. I wouldn't know what to do with it."

    When the waiter arrived, Kenzo allowed Illya to order first, then ordered himself a Midian dish called zarusoba, which consisted of thick noodles of buckwheat served cold with a side of broth, into which the noodles were dipped before eating with the traditional Midian chopsticks. It was a simple, healthy but delicious dish which Kenzo had learned to love during his years alone. He'd chosen this restaurant specifically because it catered to tourists of all nations and had a diverse menu, including, of course, Midian dishes. The waiter noted their orders and went back to the kitchen, leaving the two Dies Irae wizards alone once more.

    The Demon Slayer waited patiently as Illya described him based off of his appearance, somewhat surprised at how accurate her assessment was. She was correct, of course, in regards to his outfit. It was designed to draw attention without being too obnoxiously fancy. He wasn't trying to show off. What she didn't know, however, was that he'd bought the suit specifically for their date. Her opinion was the only one that mattered to him, as of now. Her assessment of his physique was only off by a little. He'd never cared to show off his strength. His well-defined musculature was simply a by-product of his training. His body was his weapon, and he maintained it with almost religious dedication. And, of course, that disregard for other's opinions extended to his mannerisms as well. He never set out to exude toughness, or a threatening manner. If he looked dangerous, it was because, like his outfit, his demeanor hid a secret. His calm, relaxed manner concealed a knot of tension coiled in his chest like a spring, ready to leap into vicious, violent action at a moment's notice. Even here, in the most non-threatening atmosphere he'd ever experienced. It was a leftover of his days with Almoth, forged in the fires of the demon's training and later tempered in Kenzo's time as a caravan guard. If you always expected a fight, or something bad to happen, you were never surprised when one occurred. That subtle tension, the wariness visible in the movement of Kenzo's eyes, gave him the air of one ready for anything. It was a dangerous look when coupled with his predatory yellow eyes and his warrior's sculpted physique. Some days, he hated it, and longed for a time when he could relax completely.

    Once Illya was done with her assessment, Kenzo leaned forward, resting his elbows on the table as he steepled his fingers together and gazed at her. "You are surprisingly accurate, Illya." he said, deciding to leave off mentioning her heart gesture and what it had done to his insides. "You are very perceptive. Now, please allow me to do the same to you." With that, he fell silent, regarding her over the tips of his fingers with his discerning golden gaze. He stared for a few minutes, then spoke in a soft voice.

    "You come from a place of darkness. This I knew already, after the incident with Silk. Something tragic happened to you, and you have striven with all you have to forget it, to move past it, but you can't, however much you try. Your days as an idol have given you an exuberant nature that helps with that. Your outfit and mannerisms do as much to distract your audience as they do to distract you from your past. The past that has something to do with that right eye of yours. And... that agony you felt that day, in River Village." he said, then leaned back. "Forgive me if I overstepped. I've only read a few books of psychology in my day. I barely qualify as an amateur. And please, do not feel pressured to share your past. That is yours to keep if you wish it."

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    Illya Pegasus

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    Posts : 162
    Guild : Dies Irae
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    The Heat of Music Empty Re: The Heat of Music

    Post by Illya Pegasus Thu 23 Apr 2020, 3:14 am

    23.04.2020
    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
    Buffs:N/A
    Other Notes:N/A
    ~







    Date. For some reason, it had not quite sunk into Illya's mind that this is what this was, in all technicality. She had just thought this was a moment to get to know a fellow guildmate and-

    "Wait, wait, wait, wait!!! I-I didn't know that this supposed to be a date! I just...I thought...but..." Her face went extremely flush, redder than a tomato. "I mean it's not like I don't like you or anything, but it's just...I dunno...I kinda still wanna see what my options are, especially 'cuz this would be the first time that I'd be getting into a relationship, or at least a real one. I mean, there was that time two years back when I was first starting to idol when my managers said that I should pretend to date some other up-and-coming idol or boy band leader or something like that, but that was just for the on-screen stuff! I...we...we never even held hands or...or went on dates and..."

    Suddenly she felt a burst of confidence and strangely bubbling rage, throwing a slap across the table into his face. She pouted and turned away. "I-It's your fault for getting slapped, okay!"

    She sighed, regaining her composure before beginning her assessment game. Waiting for Kenzo's reaction to her own assessment filled her with a bit of pride, if she was to be honest. Hearing how accurate she was gave her somewhat of a swelled head, but she quickly and quietly banished those thoughts with a satisfied harrumph. She was, honestly, curious as to how Kenzo would assess her appearance.

    It seemed like, just as Illya had done, there was a bit of cheating due to the prior knowledge. As he finished his much more curt and watered-down assessment, it was Illya's turn to respond. "I dunno, maybe you're actually right, but it feels a biiiit like cheating if you already know them, but I guess that's a bit of my fault, huh? Aaanyways, guess I was right about something, huh? Told ya I'd be a bit harder to read." She coyly winked. "Honestly, that whole 'haunted by a terrible and scaaaaary past'" she made a mocking voice at those words. "thing kinda isn't too much true. I don't honestly know what happened in my past. All I know is what the weird note told me and the past three years. I mean, yeah, I try to distract my audience, that's what an idol does! That's why I don't just sit back behind in a studio and record a bunch of songs and singing stuff, but instead I go out and about in the world and let people see what I am, which is something for their entertainment. Don't get me wrong, put like that, it sounds kiiiiiiiinda sleazy, but I love it! Honestly, my mannerisms aren't really affected by anything. Well, usually at least. I mean sometimes I'll act a bit...flirty, I guess? because that's what the fans like. The more fans you have, the more fame you get, and the more fame, and then you can go and live your life as peacefully as you want! I mean, yeah the money's cool, and I can use it to buy instruments, but honestly I just do the job mostly because I love it and I want to have fun with my career, so if I gotta cheat a bit with my personality, oh well!"

    She hummed to herself softly, but there was an obvious confidence in it. "Told ya I'm a hard one to read, huh? I always like playing this game, because usually I do pretty well with my own assessments and it's fun seeing how other people think of me. Maybe it's 'cuz you already know me a bit, but this one was definitely one of the more unique ones." She twirled her finger around the lip of her cocktail glass, a mild sense of lightheadedness flushing over her consciousness as she attempted to match the pitch of the hum. "Probably the most unique, I gotta say. I've gotten all sorts of ranges. One guy thought I flunked out of grade school, which is why I turned to idoling and, as he put it..." She prepared to make the most obnoxious, nerdy voice possible. "'You're just some feeeeeemmmaaaalllle that wants to take advantage of good men like me who so graaaaaaaciously fund your slutty ways!'" She burst out laughing at remembering the larger man with the unkempt facial hair and the stupid hat. "That was one of the more...interesting ones. Then there was the other guy, really scrawny dude, who said something like-" Once more, a mocking voice. "'Y-You're the g-greatest, m-most wonderful woman in the entire world! I-I bet you'd b-be a great wife!'" She smirked at that one. It was not as fun to make fun of that one, since it was not as outlandish as the other. "Most of them were like 'I dunno you're probably normal, just like everyone else, just a little bit quirky.' But sometimes you get those outlandish ones. One asked if I was a 'freak in bed.' Ha! I dunno what that even means. But yeah, this is definitely a bit more fun. Just two friends from the same guild chilling out and having a tasty meal together. We should do this more often."

    She flashed a smile at Kenzo, not even knowing herself whether it was a real smile or a fake one.

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    Post by Amber Stone Fri 24 Apr 2020, 12:44 am

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    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
    Monsters Killed: x/x


    So, despite Illya's denial that this activity was in fact a date, she had agreed to further dates, and that made it a win in his book. He ignored the red handprint on his cheek and the burning sensation it caused. He was briefly tempted to heal it away, but that might cause her to slap him again, for good measure. So he left it, and ignored it.

    "You can trust me, Illya. I'm not in this for some nefarious reason, or anything like those... other men. All I want is companionship, something I have been lacking for a long time." he said quietly, brushing by the 'freak in bed' comment. He wasn't going to touch that with a ten-foot pole. As he noticed Illya getting a little more... rowdy, he found himself eyeing her drink, wondering what was in it. He was willing to bet, at this point, that it was more than 'punch'.

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    Illya Pegasus

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    Posts : 162
    Guild : Dies Irae
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    Experience : 14,044

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Tue 28 Apr 2020, 4:04 am

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
    Buffs:N/A
    Other Notes:N/A
    ~







    Illya laid her head down on the table, still waiting for the food. Somehow it simultaneously felt like an eternity and yet no time at all. Her head was spinning and her heart was pounding, but she was not sure if it was because of the drink or the strange attitude Kenzo was having. Heat pushed to her face, bubbling and bubbling, her face likely becoming a similar pink to her hair.  Kenzo was acting weird, right? Or was it just her? She downed some more of her drink. "This is some really tasty stuff, gotta say. You should try some, Kenzo! J-just not from my glass. That'd be weird. And unsanitary. Plus I'm gonna need a refill. Soooooooooo glad you're paying for all of this, huh?" She giggled, purposefully raising the end of her laugh's pitch to give off a cuter vibe. ”Heya! Can one of you looooooovely guys care to get me another one-a these? It was a... uh..... one of them speeeeecialty drinks, yeeeaahh? The ones with the magic-imbued punch or whatever.” She dangled the cup in front of her face as a waiter came by. ”Ooooh you’re suuuuch a doll! Oh, and can ya get one for my good buddy here? Just, like, put it on the bill. He’s payin for it anyways, so I might as well treat him!” She giggled, giving the waiter a slightly flirty wink.

    In honesty, Illya felt as if she had lost control of what she was doing. She knew the drink was alcoholic. She tasted it from the very first sip, but she disregarded the consequences and continued to drink. It seemed as though her body was not one meant for alcohol. All of the music training likely did not help, but the primary factor was the idol training she always did. All the moving around gave her a fast metabolism, so the thin girl had less weight to get drunk on. It was an interesting experiment she had undertaken. How would she react to alcohol? Well, apparently the answer was an extreme version of her idol persona. She saw everyone in the entire restaurant even close to her age as a potential fling, it seemed. From the attractive, blond waiter who delivered the drinks, to that cute hostess with the tight-fitting dress, to the man sitting across the table from her. Why was everyone in Fiore so hot?

    She passed the extra drink to Kenzo. ”C’mooooonnn, K! Drink up! It tastes really, really good! Like... uh... I dunno, some kinda fruity thing or whatever. Doesn’t matter!” She took a swig from the cocktail glass, disregarding the proper etiquette. She was just enjoying life right now. ”When... when’s the food gonna get here? I’m really hungry. Ooh, maybe they have like chips or breadsticks or...” She gasped. ”Oh my god, what if they have garlic bread? Ooh, I just gotta indulge! I don’t get opportunities like this often! Oh, but I guess we should toast! To two God Slayers!” She attempted to toast, not getting the glass far enough before returning it for another drink. She set the glass, as well as the side of her head, on the table, sighing. She looked up with a mischievous grin and a completely red face, a band of bright pink laying itself across her cheeks and nose. She was certainly enjoying her time, at the very least.

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    Post by Amber Stone Tue 28 Apr 2020, 4:02 pm

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    Kenzo Yonokaze
    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
    Monsters Killed: x/x


    When Kenzo got his drink, the first thing he did was transmute his finger into metal, heat it to glowing, and dunked it in the liquid. As he'd expected, it flared up with immediate heat and clear flames. Alcohol. Leaning over the table, he did grabbed Illya's drink and did the same, with the same results. Setting both cups to the side, he waved a waiter over and ordered the girl a pitcher of water and a large glass, and told him that they shouldn't give her any more alcoholic beverages, whatever she said.

    That done, he rested his elbows on the table and folded his hands together, looking across at Illya. "I think you've had enough of that. Drink the water when it gets here, you'll feel better. And before you get angry at me, remember this: You'll thank me tomorrow." he said. He'd drunk himself into a stupor several times before, after Daena's death. The consequences weren't pleasant, and as a result, he'd sworn off alcohol. He needed to maintain a clear head in order to achieve his goals.

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    Illya Pegasus

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    Posts : 162
    Guild : Dies Irae
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    Post by Illya Pegasus Mon 04 May 2020, 5:46 pm

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
    Buffs:N/A
    Other Notes:N/A
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    When the next round of drinks came by, Illya was prepared to take another swig of her own drink when Kenzo grabbed the glass and set it ablaze, removing all of the tasty fruit juice inside. "Whaaaaat?" Illya cried, reaching out for the drink glass and seeing it empty. "Why would you do that? C'moonnn I'm just trying to sit back and relax!" A light flashed on in her mind. "Ooooh, I know what'll get you to let me keep having a bit of fun~~" She leaned over the table and quickly gave him a peck on the cheek, returning to her seat and calling for yet another drink. "You're the one that asked for this to be a date, riiight? Isn't it a bit rude to ask someone on a date and then not indulge them?" She giggled. "It's completely harmless, Kenzo-chan~~! She put as much cutesy emphasis on the -chan as possible. Her managers back when she was idoling always told her to try to be as cutesy as possible, and when she did, it always worked. Of course, there was always a first time for everything, but Kenzo seemed attracted to her, so going the extra mile and delivering a quick kiss on the cheek had to have helped, right.

    "Pluuuusss I don't think you have any right to order me around, Kenzo-chan~~. I'm higher rank than you, after all!" she giggled. "Waaiiiitteer! Don't listen to him, he's just being a lame-o! C'mon, you can give me some more of those! They're really tasty, y'know?" She flashed a smile. "I miiiigghhht even give you a liiiittle somethin' special if you do!" She giggled as the waiter walked away. She turned to Kenzo again. "Y'know...I dunno why I'm saying this, but you're actually kiinnndaa cute, y'know? Maybe I could tell you a biiiit more about it if you let me have some more of those drinks?" She fluttered her eyelashes in an attempt to look as cutesy as possible.

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    Post by Amber Stone Mon 04 May 2020, 6:12 pm

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    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
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    Kenzo raised an eyebrow at Illya, reacting to her extra cuteness, even the kiss on his cheek, with as much emotional range as a brick wall. "I thought you said you didn't want this to be a date? That you wanted to... 'see what your options are'. If that's the case, then this is a work meeting, and you shouldn't drink during a work meeting." he said.

    Leaning in, he then flashed her a quick half-smirk, there and gone so quick it was like it was never there at all. "And if you do want this to be a date... You're going to have to do a little better than that. We're not on official guild business at the moment, unless this isn't a date, so I don't believe you have any authority over me. And if we are on official guild business, then let's just say I'm looking out for a coworker and a friend. Believe me, you should stick to the water. You'll thank me when you're not heaving your guts out tomorrow morning. On the other hand... If this isn't, in fact, a work meeting, then perhaps we could have a little more fun."

    Leaning back again, he looked her directly in the eyes, a hint of smugness hovering around his taciturn expression. "So, Illya, my dear friend and colleague. Or perhaps just 'my dear'. How do you want the rest of this dinner to go?" He'd often played chess with Almoth, and later with some of his clients on long caravan journeys. It was a game of strategy, using your wits to outmaneuver your foe, and Kenzo was excellent at it. In chess terms, this would be described as a 'check'. He'd avoided Illya's manipulation, and responded with one of his own, and now she had to decide what piece to sacrifice. He had a feeling which one she would choose.

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    Illya Pegasus
    Illya Pegasus

    Player 
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    Guild : Dies Irae
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    Experience : 14,044

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Mon 11 May 2020, 4:16 pm

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

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    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
    MP Used:N/A
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    Other Notes:N/A
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    Illya pouted at Kenzo's retort. He was not playing along, and that slightly frustrated the pink-haired beauty. "Aww c'mon, Kenzo. You're the one that asked me here, riiiiiiiiight?" She smirked, taking off the sweater she had on, leaving her with just the thin pink dress she had underneath. She leaned back in her chair, singing to herself lightly in an attempt to ward away the tipsiness. Though there was yet a lightheadedness, Illya had enough of her wits to think rationally. "You're a bit smarter than I thought. W-with people, that is! I-I knew you were smart, it just seemed like you were really bad with people and it kinda surprised me that you-" She slapped her cheeks. "Anyways, as I was saying, you surprised me a bit there. I admit that I don't really act the smartest, but I'm pretty smart myself. This brain doesn't just hold words and music, Kenzo-chan~~. I'm good at reading people. All of my jobs had to do with that, and I'm good at not getting duped out of my tips. I mean, this isn't really exactly the same, since it's not a tip and instead it's a meal that you're already paying for, so it's whatever, but that's just getting sidetracked. It's definitely a bit more difficult if you're not falling for my cuteness, but... maybe I can offer more? Of course, if I were to do that, I'd need more on the table than just alcohol. I'm sure we could come to an arrangement. After all, I do recall you did say you think I'm lovely, and I'd be happy to oblige for someone as strong as you."

    She giggled, rocking forwards in her chair, to set her elbows down on the table. The food was soon to be on its way. She had heard the chefs call the order out some few minutes ago. "But considering how 'honorable' you are, I guess that probably won't work, huh?" She smirked, leaning forwards slightly to expose the cut of her dress to the man sitting across from her. "So I guess I'll play your little game. If you think of this like chess, you'd probably think you have me in check, huh?" A glint of focus flashed in her eyes. She did not like having to focus. It was draining and boring, but she felt a strange stimulation from Kenzo. "Well, I'm definitely not in the best position, huh? I don't think this is anywhere near check, though. I've got a lot more up my sleeve than you might realize. One of the first rules that my managers and trainers taught me was to make sure that you always keep something hidden, and they wanted to make sure that I seemed as aloof and dumb as possible. I'm a pretty convincing actor, huh? Although, to be honest, a lot of the time it's not really acting, I mean I've been trying to keep the same personality for, like, three years, so it's kinda become the norm but I'm honestly not that dumb. Though, I suppose my idol nature makes me act dumb some times and-" She shook her head. "Sorry, getting sidetracked again. We're playing a game, and I gotta focus on the game. I kinda hope that you noticed that I'm a bit more than meets the eye from our first little game that we played, but I think now I gotta get into serious mode, Kenzo. You know how good my hearing is, and I can hear some...interesting things in there. You said earlier how you've killed people with your demon mentor guy, right? Well...something tells me that's not the only time. I certainly heard some interesting things in that little mind of yours. Don't worry, I don't usually dig into people's minds. Just people I find interesting. But if I were to, say, put a criminal case against you, well..."

    She gave a devilish smirk as the food finally arrived. Everything she and Kenzo had ordered, splayed out before them as Illya quickly began to dig in to her seafood parmigiana, enjoying each bite of it. "Oh, yeah, we should probably drop the subject. I stillll want some more drinks, though." She called aside a waiter. "You mind getting me some more of those lovely cocktails? You wouldn't wanna turn down a poor, parched girl like me, would you?" She stretched as she said this, trying to use the most of her looks to her advantage as the waiter left. Illya smiled at Kenzo. "Oh, don't quite know what your thought was, buuuuut I guess you can get away with this not being guild business." She shuddered. "I'd hate to see Commander West's reactions to some of the things we've talked about if it were on guild business. She'd probably make me recite phrases again or run laps or..." She shivered once more as she continued to eat.

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    Post by Amber Stone Mon 11 May 2020, 5:03 pm

    3038/???? WORDS
    Kenzo Yonokaze
    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
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    Everything that was metal within a ten-foot radius around Kenzo shivered and groaned as the Demon Slayer clutched the table, almost crushing it under his grip. Daena. She was talking about Daena. Memories flashed through his head, images of blood and blue eyes and destruction. Suddenly, he grimaced as the tattoo on his right arm seemed to writhe on his skin. A reminder.

    Forcing himself to relax, he let go of the table and sat back, lifting his chopsticks and beginning to eat calmly, looking across the table at Illya. Finally, he laid the sticks down and sighed quietly.

    "You are quite correct." he said in a soft voice. "I have killed others. Including my first love. And it is something that haunts me every day. I see their blood every morning when I wake, and again every night when I go to sleep. I joined Dies Irae for many reasons. One of those is to atone for my sins. I will make it right. That being said..." The metal around them again groaned, and ghostly flames flickered to existence around Kenzo for a brief moment before vanishing. "I cannot, and will not, allow myself to be put in prison. Never again will I be held captive by the will of another. I will seek justice for what I have done in my own way. If that... creates a conflict of interests between us... We should call it here."

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    Illya Pegasus

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    Post by Illya Pegasus Mon 11 May 2020, 5:45 pm

    STATS & SUMMARY
    HP400/400
    MP400/400
    Speed40m/s
    Strength40
    (Melee Damage)
    SP1
    (Spell Power Multiplier)

    ITEMS ON HAND
    N/A

    SPELLS USED
    N/A

    COMBAT SUMMARY
    Damage Taken:N/A
    Healing:N/A
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    Buffs:N/A
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    The rumblings that suddenly burst into the surrounding area shocked Illya, who was already halfway through her first entree. Kenzo spoke on his past ever so briefly, the death of his first love, and atonement. "So... that wasn't just a nightmare, huh?" A grim tone came to Illya's voice. "I... I had hoped it was just a nightmare. Some false memory. I... I don't really know what to say. To think, the first man I ever truly liked was some... some filthy, disgusting, scum of the earth criminal. I..." she sighed. "You're unlike any criminal I've ever met, Kenzo. Every single one of them has been reprehensible swine that have deserved to die. Every. Last. One of them. But you?" She fidgeted. "Dammit! Why are you making this difficult!" She tossed down her chopsticks in frustration.

    Finally, a realization came to her head. She noticed Kenzo's eyes closed in a quiet reverence, or... well, something like that. She knew what she had to do. Her fist clenched, she reached over the table and...

    ...she flicked him in the forehead and smiled as cutsily as possible. "I think I know why you seem different from the rest of the criminal scum. I don't really know what happened, since I wasn't really there, but...from what it sounds like, her death was an accident, right?" She reclined back in her chair and took a spoonful of soup. "I...I still can't forgive murder, especially by those you should trust. Loves, family, friends...murder of those people is the worst thing possible. But..." She finished off the rest of her first plate of food, wolfing it down like a beast that had not eaten in weeks before defiantly crossing her arms and looking away. "I'm making an exception for you because you know the worst of me, too. You're forgiven just this once, got it? Do any more crime-y things and I'm not gonna hesitate." She cracked a smile, unable to keep her serious nature. "Plus, you're cute as well." She turned to her soup once more. "Fine. We'll keep this date going on. No more being sad, 'kay?" She winked, leaning forwards slightly to continue her attempts to woo him to working for her with her looks, despite likely knowing it would not work. "Waiiiiiiiiiiterrrrrrrrr, two more drinks!"

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    Post by Amber Stone Mon 11 May 2020, 7:29 pm

    3404/???? WORDS
    Kenzo Yonokaze
    It is not the light that we need, but fire.
    HP: 000/000
    MP: 000/000
    Active Spells: Spell 1 (duration), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Cooldown: Spell 1 (x/x posts), Spell 2 (x/x posts), Spell 3 (x/x posts)
    Passives/Buffs: Passive 1, Buff 1, Buff 2 (only for those that currently apply)
    Items Used: Item 1, Item 2
    Monsters Killed: x/x


    To his surprise, and likely Illya's as well, Kenzo's eyes welled up with tears, and he quickly closed his eyes again. "You... are correct again. It was an accident. An accident I will regret for the rest of my days. I..." He sighed, then reached up and wiped his eyes, leaving them closed for now.

    "I was a caravan guard, hired to protect the merchandise and people from bandit and dark mage attacks. Daena... She was a traveler who'd booked passage on the caravan. We... fell in love the moment our eyes met, I think. I was lost in her. And that was a mistake. Our caravan was attacked, and I wasn't ready. I fought, but... Daena was injured. Bullet to the arm. It was just a flesh wound, and she might have survived, but... Seeing her blood triggered something in me. This deep, primal rage that I hadn't felt since the day I killed Almoth. I blacked out, and when I came too... Everyone was dead. I was kneeling in a circle of death and destruction... And she was in my arms. Dead. Dead, because of me. I lost control, and the demon inside me took over."

    With brisk motions, he unbuttoned his right sleeve and rolled it up, baring his arm up to the elbow. His forearm was covered in a flame-like tattoo that continued up his arm. "I've spent the last year searching for control. To never do something like that again. I joined Dies Irae for the discipline, as well as the good work I could do. And all the while, I hunted for an answer, and found this. This is an ancient binding sigil, combined with runes of sealing and binding. It keeps me from losing control. Or... so I hope." Kenzo rolled his sleeve down again, buttoning the cuff.

    "I came to the guild looking for control, and I found more than that. I found a reason for control." he said quietly, looking into her eyes. "I found you. In so many ways, you remind me of Daena. But you are unique in so many more. You... You give me a reason to hold on to myself. So... Thank you."

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