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    Destroyer of Mountains

    Vandrad Ragnos
    Vandrad Ragnos

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    Post by Vandrad Ragnos on 26th April 2020, 10:33 pm

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    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    Destroyer of Mountains RJtajUnz_o

    Now this seemed like a decent challenge for his mentee.

    Vandrad had wandered down from his after-training shower, grabbed a quick meal and was now heading over to the job board, as was his usual routine. That game plan had changed drastically in the last few weeks with the addition of Magnus joining him in his early morning sessions. While Mercury was still present every other day, she was far less chipper and excited about it until she’d had her infusion of caffeine. The wild mage was far more thrilled to work out and train both his body and his magic, which made him the perfect student for the Prince of Bellum. He respected Magnus’ drive for power and desire to test himself against anyone -- hell, he’d challenged Nessa on his first day without so much as a second thought. And every morning he was there, willing to take blows and dish out attacks back at Vandrad.

    But while training in the room was great, it only offered limited options. He likened himself to a creative teacher but he couldn’t account for every scenario or situation. In truth, he needed to do something outside of the training room with Magnus to truly understand his capabilities. A job was the perfect opportunity for such a thing but he needed the right one -- it couldn’t be something mindless or simple. He wanted a true challenge -- not just for himself but for the wild man as well.

    He’d searched the board several times over the last couple of days for something to strike his fancy. So far, he had come up with nothing and had simply resorted to waiting until the right opportunity arose. As he wandered over to the board and took up position before it, his eyes lazily rolled across the manuscripts without much hope. But then a parchment caught his eye, Vandrad raising a brow as he leaned over to inspect it further. A man by the name of Arthur Fish, who was an elder for a village in the Mysterious Canyon, had sent out a notice about mysterious and alarming disappearances.

    According to his account, a group of people had settled into the canyon without fanfare or notification to the rest of the villages. They kept to themselves, simply visiting the other villages so they could trade and purchase supplies. But shortly after that, villagers started disappearing in the middle of the night. It was highly suspected that the new neighbors had come to the villages under the guise of buying supplies so that they could scout out victims.

    Their suspicions proved correct, as Arthur detailed that they had discovered this group to be a dark guild called Iron Corpse. Their intent, apparently, was to wake some kind of monstrosity that lived beneath the canyon by sacrificing human villagers. Woefully unprepared to face down neither dark mage or monster, they needed wizards to come and stop the dark mages from raising the creature from its slumber.

    It was just the kind of excitement that could truly push Magnus’ abilities. With a smirk, he tore the paper down, claiming it as his own. When the wild man finally made it down to the guild hall, Vandrad would be there waiting for him. He shoved the paper towards him so that he could read it. "How do you feel about hunting some dark mages?”







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    Supreme One Magnus
    Supreme One Magnus

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    Post by Supreme One Magnus on 29th April 2020, 1:10 pm

    MAGNUS GYRE

    THE SUPREME ONE

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    Tagged: @Vandrad Ragnos @Mercury Arseneault
    Job Information: Link here~
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    The morning had been mostly uneventful for Magnus for the most part. He'd gone about his normal routine; eating breakfast, training, eating second breakfast, training, bathing, eating third breakfast, and had made a quick return to his room to grab jewels so as to pay the restaurant that he so often ate at - and forgot to take money to pay. Thankfully the agreement they'd made weeks before seemed to still be in place, as someone from the restaurant would come to the guildhall and request the payment, of which Magnus would more than happily oblige. Besides, if he didn't then it'd look bad on the guild and, whilst he was still relatively new here, he already considered the place and its members to be his new family. An extended family whom he was beginning to meet and learn about.

    After dealing with all of that, he'd returned now to the main hall of the guildhall and was about to go and look for a job to do when he noticed a certain black-haired individual already there and looking at him. The wild man approached, but didn't need to speak as his mentor began talking. Seemingly he'd found a job involving hunting down dark mages. This naturally piqued Magnus' interest. Unfortunately Vandrad had also handed Magnus the piece of paper; either the man wasn't aware of Magnus' inability to read properly - he had just begun learning courtesy of Lucia at the Passport Center in Hargeon - or he'd forgotten. Or it was a cruel joke at Magnus' expense which, the younger but larger man knew, was not exactly beyond the stronger mage's sense of humour. "Tell me more..." the Chaos mage said coolly, ignoring the paper Vandrad was offering him but unable to hide a smile on his face.

    He knew full well that Fairy Tail dabbled in the darker side of Fiore's job requests, but there was a line between what Fairy Tail did, and what was considered a 'Dark' or 'Evil' mage and guild. For Vandrad to have stated hunting Dark Mages in particular, this meant mages who had crossed that line. This meant mages who had killed and/or ruined the lives of innocent people who'd done nothing to deserve what was being to done to them. This meant mages who deserved judgment. And judgement was something Magnus and Vandrad would be able to hand out without remorse.
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    Magnus - Chaotic Body Magic
    Golden Lacrima - Valid until 6th April 2021
    Mercury Arseneault
    Mercury Arseneault

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    Post by Mercury Arseneault on 29th April 2020, 2:05 pm

    Mercury Banner
    Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects
    and discovering other peoples' weaknesses.
    Finally, a fucking day off from Vandrad’s slave driving schedule. It was so nice to sleep in. Mercury didn’t wake up until almost ten o’clock, feeling sleepy but refreshed and contemplating sadly over how ten was now considered sleeping in for her. Once upon a time, the Silver Wolf mage wouldn’t deign to greet the day until it was at least noon, but no more. Not with Vandrad constantly breathing down her neck for sparring sessions every other day. This was what she got for finding the grumpiest, edgiest guy in Fiore and taking it upon herself to be a constant pain in his ass: He recognized her as a challenge and rose up to meet it rather than stomping off and ordering her out of his life. Somehow it had all turned around on her and she found herself doing twice as much work as normal to suit his desire to use her as a means to get stronger, and it was amusing but exhausting.

    She’d stumbled out of bed and immediately made love to her coffee machine, speaking to it sweetly as it brewed a fresh hot cup of joe on the spot. A little cream and it was ready to go, the mug warm in her hands as she curled up with a blanket at her computer and started browsing through the day’s news updates and notifications that had come in since last night. There were a couple pings for her on one of the websites she frequented that caught her attention, and she clicked on the related links to see where they would lead. Strangely enough, it was an online conversation in a topic she hadn’t even opened before, let alone been talking in. Two people had just tagged her in the thread for seemingly no reason. “Okay, but why though?” she asked herself, squinting at the screen.

    She hadn’t had enough coffee for this yet. Closing the thread, Mercury sipped from her mug and continued her web surfing.

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    Vandrad Ragnos
    Vandrad Ragnos

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    Second Magic: Ark of the Dread Masters
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    Post by Vandrad Ragnos on 29th April 2020, 5:01 pm

    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    Destroyer of Mountains RJtajUnz_o

    Vandrad had no idea that Magnus couldn’t read. In fact, they hadn’t discussed very much beyond training methods and other topics that concerned with strengthening one’s form and magic. It wasn’t that they didn’t have a good relationship -- in fact, the Prince would argue that it was his most healthy relationship beyond his family. But nonetheless, Vandrad hadn’t gone out of his way to learn any deeper parts about Magnus’ life unless it was distinctively mentioned by the wild man himself. He wasn’t a fellow that went out of his way to bond with people; the miraculous partnership that he had established with Mercury was, by far, the greatest attempt for him to work with someone else on the same level. But it honestly had been that connection that had probably opened up the avenues for him taking on a mentee at all.

    Magnus glanced at the paper in Vandrad’s hand but didn’t reach to take it, instead opting to ask for more details. That was odd - he expected the wild man to grab the paper and pick up all the information himself. Curiously, the Prince pulled the paper back, running his gaze over Magnus for a moment longer before he spoke up. "There’s a man named Arthur Fish, based out of Mysterious Canyon, that is having a problem with some dark mages. They showed up recently and have begun abducting members of the village for sacrifices to some kind of forgotten monster. The dark mages are operating under the guild name Iron Corpse -- opting not to play coy with their intentions,” Vandrad explained, adding a scoff at the end. At least they could have some creativity when it came to naming themselves. "Arthur has asked for us to come and assist him in stopping the beast from being woken up and to stop the dark mages from taking anyone else. With any luck, it’ll prove a worthy challenge to the both of us. Getting to Mysterious Canyon involves us having to take the train to Clover Town and then taking a boat up the river and out to Whirlpool Sea. Safe to say we’ll be gone for a few days so get some supplies or whatever else you need.

    It seemed that he had decided for them that they were taking the job. He asked that Magnus meet him outside the guild hall in fifteen minutes, so that he had time to put his armor on and pack up some needed supplies. After the short break, he would wait outside the hall for the wild man to appear. Counting that he had prepared himself as well, Vandrad would lead him to the train station, purchasing two tickets for himself and Magnus and hopping onto the train heading towards Clover.

    He’d purchased regular coach seats, so they were set up in a small cabin that wasn’t anything to write home about. That was fine by him -- he had never been a fan of traveling in such lavish style. Transportation was a means to get from point A to point B and showing off whatever you were riding in on the way was just snobbish. The only amendment he made to that way of thinking was driving a motorcycle but frankly, his was still in Bellum and the only reason he considered that separate was because it could travel at a much faster pace than other vehicles. Normally he chose to fly in whatever direction he needed to but he wasn’t entirely sure that Magnus could fly of his own volition. He’d seen the wings on his angelic form but…

    Well, Vandrad wasn’t sure he wanted to have his mentee use that form around him just yet. During their training, Vandrad had activated some kind of magic that was beyond his normal realm. It had overwhelmed him and caused a lot more damage than he had intended. The sight of the angelic take over had initiated it and he wasn’t entirely sure that it wouldn’t happen again. The power that had come from the experience had been incredible as well as frightening. While it was certainly something he wanted to explore and figure out, he didn’t really want to jump right in without treading the water first -- which was unusual for him.

    He’d settled into his seat, staring out the window with his arms crossed over his chest. While Vandrad was comfortable like this, he did feel that perhaps he should make some kind of effort to get to know Magnus. After all, knowing his background would probably help the Prince understand his motives better and help him reach better peaks of strength. "So…” he spoke up, turning his gaze to the wild man. "Where do you come from? I don’t recall hearing it when you came to the guild hall.”







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    Supreme One Magnus

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    Post by Supreme One Magnus on 14th May 2020, 6:26 am

    MAGNUS GYRE

    THE SUPREME ONE

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    Tagged: @Vandrad Ragnos @Mercury Arseneault
    Job Information: -
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    The job seemed simple enough once Vandrad had explained it; dark mages under a poorly named banner doing bad things and someone called Arthur Fish - great name - had requested help to stop them. The details didn't matter too much, although the locations were familiar to the wild man. The Mysterious Canyon was where he had fought a minotaur just last week. Clover Town was where he'd dealt with some issues at the train station on his return journey. The fact he was now set to travel to those same two locations was quite amusing to him, but not amusing nor important enough to warrant more than a smirk. His past work was nothing compared to how difficult - and interesting - this job sounded. "Sounds like intense training to me." he replied simply, nodding to show he was up for the job. Vandrad tasked him with getting himself prepared for the journey - namely getting supplies and provisions to last a few days - and to meet him outside of the guildhall. Needless to say that Magnus obliged, eager to get back to work after a couple of days off to rest his body following a mishap in training - something he'd been meaning to speak with Vandrad about, but hadn't really had the opportunity to do so.

    Once they reconvened, Vandrad led the way to the train station and then onto the train - within which the more powerful mage had booked seats in advance. The two men had a cabin to themselves, which was probably for the best given the sheer size and appearance of Magnus would scare most people anyway. The two had just gotten themselves comfortable when something unexpected happened; Vandrad asked him a question. Vandrad never asked questions. He gave orders. Nonetheless Magnus took it in his stride, as he did with just about everything put in front of him. His mentor wanted to know about his background, and the Chaos Mage wasn't one to shy away from that. "I come from the Northwest, in a place called The Crucible. It is a short way from the cliffs that overlook the Whirlpool Sea." he replied, before quickly adding "It is a place I remember fondly, but one I've no intentions of returning."

    He then took a moment as his last memory of his home flashed across his mind. It had been some time since he'd thought about home. He pushed it away quickly though and returned to the topic at hand. "And you?"



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    Destroyer of Mountains 1SfQ9dA
    Magnus - Chaotic Body Magic
    Golden Lacrima - Valid until 6th April 2021
    Vandrad Ragnos
    Vandrad Ragnos

    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Player 
    Lineage : Traveller of the Multiverse
    Position : None
    Posts : 362
    Guild : Fairy Tail
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 1,724

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Energy Monarch
    Second Magic: Ark of the Dread Masters
    Third Magic:

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    Post by Vandrad Ragnos on 15th May 2020, 1:40 pm

    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    Destroyer of Mountains RJtajUnz_o

    They had quite some time before they reached the Mysterious Canyon so it seemed like it was a perfect opportunity to get to know Magnus a little better. Vandrad wasn’t exactly one to go around and ask about a person’s background out of any deeper interest -- something the wild man certainly understood at this point. But at the same time, the Prince understood that if he knew more about where Magnus had come from and what kind of training he had experienced already, it would help Vandrad start to create a suitable regimen for the man. After all, while physical labor within the training room was suitable for strengthening the body, the real test of a person’s abilities came during the mission. So rather than sit in silence for the moment, Vandrad spoke up, asking the man where his origins were.

    Magnus looked a little surprised at first, as this was strange for his mentor to do. Indeed, they were quite well suited to simply convene in the training room and get to work rather than spend any amount of time chatting. Words were saved for when Mercury opted to meet up with them, as the Silver Wolf mage always had something to say either about the wild man or the Prince. But alone, their communication was through their attacks. But Magnus only balked for a moment before he spoke up, explaining that he came from the west, his home a place called the Crucible. Its specific location seemed to be in the craggy lands that jutted out over the Whirlpool Sea. He finished the thought, explaining that while he recalled the place with care, he had no desire to return to it.

    That was interesting. Cherished memories followed him but not the intent to return home and show what he had learned. Perhaps something perilous had occurred that had forced him out. Magnus had come to Fairy Tail boldly, demanding a fight and picking one with one of the guild’s aces. And the word crucible was hardly lighthearted either -- anything that was named like a trial was probably quite the challenging atmosphere to grow up in. It did explain why the wild man was interested in testing his own strength against others. Magnus was a man of few words so it was hardly surprising that the explanation hadn’t gone into vivid details. And luckily for him, Vandrad wasn’t one that sought to dig into people and learn more about them. He’d gotten his answer and he was satisfied with that.

    Magnus turned the question back on him, now wanting to know more about the Prince. "Bellum,” he said simply, glancing out the window. "I was in the military before I left -- an officer in charge of training. When I learned of some personal business that required my attention, I retired and came to Fiore to seek answers. Fairy Tail offered the best opportunity to work as a mercenary while also conducting my own investigation.” That was the most he was going to touch upon the subject, which was still arguably more than most people got. At this point he had become more comfortable with the subject of his being there so he was willing to open up a bit more than before but not too much. He still kept people at a distance, save for Mercury who had forced herself into his life.

    "Once we arrive, we’ll seek out Arthur and gather as much information from him as possible about the dark mages before we head down and attempt to find them. There’s no telling what kind of armaments they will have so best to be prepared for anything.” He wanted to leave things there and return to a comfortable silence but something was toiling away in his head. Magnus’ home, its name, was such a puzzle that it was starting to unwind Vandrad’s tightly bound curiosity. After a few moments of silence, he sighed against his better nature. "This Crucible. Based on its name, I imagine growing up there provided quite a challenging lifestyle. If you can forgive my interest, what was it like? As someone who is new to Fiore, I’m still learning a bit about the different people.”







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    Supreme One Magnus
    Supreme One Magnus

    1 Year Anniversary- Player 
    Lineage : Curse of the White Witch
    Position : None
    Posts : 144
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    Experience : 2,625

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Chaotic Body Magic
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    Post by Supreme One Magnus on 18th May 2020, 2:50 am

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    MAGNUS GYRE

    THE SUPREME ONE

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    Tagged: @Vandrad Ragnos
    Job Information: Link here~
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    Magnus couldn't say he wasn't interested in Vandrad's life prior to joining the guild. He'd heard of the military of course - it was one of the first things he'd encountered upon leaving The Crucible - but had no understanding of the inner-workings, something which Vandrad would likely have vast knowledge of. But little steps were in order here. Neither he, nor his mentor were particularly open in regards to their lives prior to meeting. The wild man had plenty he could say about his home, and the man opposite him was likely the same.But they were here for a job. Pleasantries whilst travelling were acceptable of course, but they had to keep some level of focus on the mission.

    It seemed Vandrad was of the same mind as the more powerful mage explained what they would do upon arrival; find this 'Arthur' guys and get as much information as possible regarding the challenges the duo might face. Information collecting was boring at best, but Magnus had learned quickly that it was crucial in this line of work. The more informed you were, the best chance you had at success. A challenge wasn't a challenge if your lack of knowledge got you killed afterall. He nodded at his mentors words and was about to return to the silence of staring at the passing world when Vandrad spoke once again. He wasn't so taken aback this time, although he was somewhat surprised that the man, who normally was very reserved and quiet, had so many questions.

    Then again, this was information collection in its own right. Magnus was beginning to see the kind of man that Vandrad was - whilst both were fighters, Vandrad seemed to process everything, gathering as much information on everything around him as he deemed necessary and using it as needed. By comparison, Magnus acted in the moment, a risky lifestyle, but one that paid off dividends if others didn't expect such sudden actions and reactions. Magnus smiled again. Was Vandrad revealing a little about himself? Or was this all another part of the mentor's training? The man was an enigma, and working alongside him was a privilege that the wild man had almost overlooked. He was more than a sparring partner; Magnus could learn much and more from the man than just fighting.

    "The Crucible is the home of warriors. We would fight under the gaze of Odin to hone our bodies and loosen our minds from the binds of thought and feeling, in the hopes of reaching Valhalla - our Holy place." the Chaos Mage began. Before he knew it, he was scowling. "It was...fun. But wrong. Very wrong. That is why I will not return." he finished. He had no reason to mention why he felt that way, nor had Vandrad asked about it, so he wasn't going to go into details regarding that. But now that he'd said his piece, Magnus figured it was only fair to ask a question to Vandrad. "What of Bellum? I hear it is very different to Fiore."

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    Destroyer of Mountains 1SfQ9dA
    Magnus - Chaotic Body Magic
    Golden Lacrima - Valid until 6th April 2021
    Vandrad Ragnos
    Vandrad Ragnos

    Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Player 
    Lineage : Traveller of the Multiverse
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    Character Sheet
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    Second Magic: Ark of the Dread Masters
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    Post by Vandrad Ragnos on 18th May 2020, 9:26 pm

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    Vandrad was curious about Magnus’ background from a completely observational standpoint, looking to gain some insight and knowledge into the man’s history. Given that the man said so very little about where he came from, as far as the Prince could tell at least, it would help mold a training regimen if he understood a little of what Magnus had already experienced. And to the wild man’s credit, he was taking this sudden social conversation in stride, considering it had come almost completely from left field. Vandrad did want to keep the dialogue at a minimum for his own reasons but found his curiosity just a bit too interested in Magnus’ former home. So he inquired about it, opting to just ask the question now and rip off the metaphorical bandaid.

    The wild man answered the query, stating that the Crucible was a home to warriors. Apparently they battled, either enemies or one another from his assumption, under the scrutiny of one called Odin, so that they could perfect upon their physical prowess while removing themselves from the shackles of thinking. Doing so would grant them access to a place called Valhalla, a place that his people considered holy. Magnus was frowning by the end of his explanation, a clear sign that while the practice was in him, there were things about it that bothered him. He finished up his thoughts by explaining that, while he had enjoyed it and his time there, it was ‘wrong’ as he put it and refused to ever return.

    "I have heard of Odin and Valhalla before,” Vandrad stated, nodding softly. "I have done extensive research on other lands and have heard of your culture, though I’ve never had the opportunity to meet anyone from this… Crucible.” But there was something nagging him about the practice of his people and he felt the need to speak up about it. "I can understand why certain warriors find it easier to simply battle mindlessly, losing themselves to the bloodlust and ecstasy of the carnage. I’ll admit even I have gotten caught up in the flow of fighting, back in my early years in the military.” Back when he was young and only self-taught. "My teaching will be vastly different from that. I don’t demand that you are thinking all the time but battles are not always fun by sheer willpower and numbers alone.” He reached up to tap his temple with a finger. "Strategy can be a key factor in almost every fight and once you’ve mastered the ability to make plans for every angle of a battle, you’ll find that your body can adjust to every situation without focusing on it. You’re strong and will get stronger -- I want you to fight smarter. Then you’ll find that even your opponent's that are stronger than you are can still be taken down with the right tactics.”

    It was a very militaristic way of looking at things but that was the point. Magnus had grown up in an environment where they fought mercilessly and without focusing on planning or thinking. It was certainly one way of training warriors but that’s all they would ever be -- grunts and fighters. The ability to rise above and plot out strategies is what separated masters of battle from warriors and he could see that Magnus contained the potential for the former. It was just about getting him there. After a moment of consideration, the wild man asked about Vandrad’s home of Bellum, stating that he understood that it was quite alien in comparison to Fiore. The Prince nodded. "It is. Fiore is far more… open-minded than my home nation,” he explained slowly. Magnus had little understanding of the differences between the countries so he imagined what he was about to reveal wouldn’t be great to hear. But he wasn’t going to lie to the man either. "Bellum believes that magic is superior to everything else and those that can use it are the apex race. People that don’t utilize or can’t utilize magic are considered subhuman and are actively looked down upon as well as enslaved. My family doesn’t personally agree or subscribe to the belief but it is quite widespread throughout the nation. Its their radical views and stance on slavery that has left them in a state of bitter neutrality with Fiore for all these years. Though, in my honest opinion, Pergrande is far worse.”

    That was about as much as he wanted to touch upon with his backstory, as well as Magnus’. Now that he knew what the wild man’s people worshipped, it gave him an idea of how he could better train Magnus. But in that discovery, more questions came up that were far more appropriate to bring up easily. "Your magic,” Vandrad started, keeping his gaze locked on the man. "You possessed one type when you first arrived here, during your fight with Nessa. But when I adopted you and Kaido into my training, you showcased a different style that felt… obscure. The magic was different than your other but still lay within the same stream. I don’t believe I even asked what your original magic is called and what you actually utilize.”  

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    Supreme One Magnus

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    Post by Supreme One Magnus on 19th May 2020, 7:51 am

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    MAGNUS GYRE

    THE SUPREME ONE

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    Fight smarter? Magnus had heard the term before, most likely from Vandrad on the few occasions where words had been traded during their sparring matches. Even during their sparring and training, the wild man had become aware of the differences in their respective combat styles, as result of their vastly different training throughout their youth no doubt. Indeed, Magnus was not as wild in the mind as he seemed - he could tell that Vandrad's strikes were always more calculated, his movements far smoother and intuitive, as if he could read Magnus' movements before he made them. Magnus on the other hand was a brute with a brain; his strikes were powerful, but precise, his movements reactive and sharp. But he knew he was lacking something and, after this conversation, he understood what that was; his actions were solely instinctive and impulsive. Whilst he wasn't fighting mindlessly - he was always looking for an opening in an opponent afterall - he wasn't using his mind nearly as much as he could and should have been. It would take time to grow accustomed to this new style of fighting of course, and he couldn't do it alone; it was one thing to learn a style from scratch, but something else entirely to unlearn bad habits whilst learning new ones.

    Vandrad then began to describe his own homeland and upbringing, at least vaguely. Bellum was far more advanced than Magnus had expected and, judging by what his mentor was telling him, it had gone to their heads and they'd become somewhat mad with power over that. The more Vandrad spoke, the more Magnus began to realise just how different the two had lived; Vandrad had grown up in a land where magic was everything, and those who lacked magic were worth nothing. By contrast, Magnus had grown up in a part of Fiore where there was no magic. Those with magic were cast out, their families tortured or even murdered if they tried to prevent it or were considered 'tainted'. Yet in spite of these differences, it seemed both men had turned out similarly, with similar resolve. It was a curious observation, but one that Magnus couldn't ignore. It wasn't something to bring up at this moment though, as his guildmate fired a new line of questioning his way; his magic.

    This was something that the Chaos Mage himself wasn't sure of either, but he would explain as best as he could. "My magic is...WAS, Chaotic Body Magic. It is a perfect balance of Light and Dark Magic that can be skewed on either side as I needed it." he began, before closing his eyes and scratching his chin slightly in thought. "But one day it wasn't enough. I was fighting a minotaur not too far from where we're headed actually. I was on the back foot. I needed something to stop the beasts blows. Suddenly my arm glows and a shield appeared in my hand, blocking the strikes. I still don't know what my magic has become. But I've been testing it, trying out new ways to morph my body. When we had our first meeting...that was the first time I tried changing my entire body."

    At that, the wild man's eyes opened and he looked directly at Vandrad. "I have control of it...and yet I feel like I know nothing about it..."

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    Post by Vandrad Ragnos on 19th May 2020, 8:54 pm

    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    Destroyer of Mountains RJtajUnz_o

    Vandrad and Magnus had never discussed their magics, respectively. They’d certainly used it against one another in sparring, as the Prince was insistent upon putting his mentee up against a force that would truly challenge him. And the wild man had done his part to utilize his magic each and every time to push his limits beyond what they were. But the specifics of what they could utilize, what they could control, had never been properly discussed. While that had worked just fine up until this point, the only way that Vandrad could truly help his mentee advance was to understand what the wild man could already use and how he could challenge that. The Prince had a guess but simply guesstimating wasn’t going to provide him with useful facts.

    Magnus paused only long enough to process the question and figure out a proper answer for it. His answer came hesitantly -- not from a lack of wanting to answer but simply from a place of not knowing how to explain it. He called his magic Chaotic Body Magic and hinted that the name and source had somehow evolved. He explained that it was a perfect balance of light and dark magic, allowing him control over the elements of light and shadow seemingly and that he could manipulate that balance however he pleased. But he paused there, contemplating that answer before he continued, broaching an entirely different angle. It explained that his magic hadn’t been enough during one job, a mission that had pit him up against a minotaur. The beast had given Magnus quite the challenge and he had been running out of options when suddenly his arm had provided a shield out of nowhere and in his time of need. Since then he had been experimenting with his magic, seeing just how he could utilize this new power.

    Apparently the day that Vandrad had summoned Magnus and Kaido to the training room was the first time the wild man had attempted to do a full change. He met the Prince’s gaze, musing on the fact that he felt he had a good amount of control on the magic but he didn’t know what it was or where it had come from. Vandrad nodded softly. "It’s not uncommon for human bodies to materialize a second magic, depending on their history and genetic make up. I’ve trained several Bellum soldiers that started with simple magics such as Fire Make that then evolved and gave them control over magma and the ground attached to the lava. I believe its just the evolutionary pattern that comes with magic. There’s a good chance whatever you summoned was, perhaps, a secondary tier of your Chaotic Body Magic. Or it’s entirely possible that it is its own limb -- only time will tell.”

    Yet he wasn’t the only one that had experienced a wild change in their first meeting, was he? Vandrad had undergone his own transformation of sorts -- one that he hadn’t been pressing or testing, like Magnus had. He thought about that for a moment before he spoke. "Energy Monarch. That’s my magic. Essentially I’m connected to ethernano at the atomic scale and can utilize it in any way or form I desire. If I wanted to, I could even use elemental attacks such as darkness and light and beyond. But instead, I opt to control the primal energy within the particles, absorbing its energy into my body to enhance my attacks as well as create blasts of explosive magic.” A simple enough explanation but then he continued. "What you experienced during our first meeting was… strange. I am not wholly sure of what happened but I know that when your took on your form, I could feel the holy resonance of it. And it activated something in me -- something I didn’t give permission to exist nor to come to the surface. An annoying fact, as I prefer to have full control over most if not all of my bodily functions. I am still trying to work out what it was but I have not been experimenting as you have. A mistake I aim to rectify.”

    Hearing that his mentee had been making strides to work past his own developments had incited a desire to do the same in Vandrad. "When we return to Fairy Tail, we’ll begin a new training regimen. I will help you earn better control over your newfound magical abilities and help you discover their origin. In turn, I’ll ask that you utilize your transformation as a means of helping me overcome my own anchor and wrestle control back into my hands. Agreed?”







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    Post by Supreme One Magnus on 31st May 2020, 10:21 am

    MAGNUS GYRE

    THE SUPREME ONE

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    As Vandrad explained the concept of magic evolving, Magnus himself began to think back to when he first used the magic, and then to when he used it against Vandrad. An evolution made sense when he thought about it; his magic hadn't FELT different. He'd summoned it the same way he'd summoned his usual spells, albeit somewhat accidentally. It had merely looked different. In fact, if anything, it had felt stronger than anything he'd used before. That was what evolution was right? Changing and growing? How he knew this was beyond his grasp - most likely overheard it somewhere and forgotten about it until now - but now that he had experienced something so similar to that description...it made sense.

    Then Vandrad explained his own magic. There were a lot of unfamiliar words used but the wild man was able to understand a fair chunk of the details; his magic turned whatever energy it was he used into power, increasing his strength and making his attacks more explosive. It was an interesting magic for certain, and it wasn't entirely dissimilar from Magnus' own magic in that regard. But whilst Magnus' magic changed his body as a whole, he had seen from their first meeting that it affected Vandrad's appearance in a vastly different way. But then his mentor had said something interesting; his magic had reacted peculiarly to Magnus' that time, and done something he'd never seen from it before. The similarities between the two men seemed to increase more and more each time they revealed something new. With a renewed sense of understanding, Vandrad stated he would start a new training regimen wherein both of them could learn more about these new powers that they had. Magnus smiled and nodded in response "Agreed."

    With the conversation seemingly over, Magnus turned his attention back to looking outside of the window and his mind began to wander. How long would this journey take? Would the two of them learn more about their respective powers on this job? And if they did...what if one of them lost control? Magnus had no doubts that Vandrad could stop him if he went on a rampage...but could he do the same if the roles were reversed? He shook the thought from his mind; no point worrying about something that might not happen.
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    Destroyer of Mountains Empty Re: Destroyer of Mountains

    Post by Vandrad Ragnos on 8th June 2020, 10:18 am

    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    Destroyer of Mountains RJtajUnz_o

    While Vandrad had little doubt that Magnus would agree to the new training regimen, he still felt the need to explain the reasoning behind it. It was a show of respect and faith in his mentee; one that allowed him to express his confidence in the wild man’s abilities without having to explicitly say so. The Prince of Bellum could never claim to be a wordsmith nor was he truly capable of connecting to people on an emotional level, so far as he understood. There had been brief and fleeting moments with Mercury but even those didn’t last very long. Plus that was the last thing he wanted to think about while he was on a job with Magnus -- his focus should be in the moment and nowhere else.

    The conversation between them had reached a comfortable and natural stopping point. Vandrad had spoken enough and asked more questions than he was usually comfortable with. With the new information floating around in his head, he was a bit more prepared to help better Magnus’ magic and his abilities and luckily, his mentee was more than ready to accept what came. Crossing his arms over his chest, Vandrad leaned back into the seat and joined his mentee in looking out the window, already structuring a series of trials and tests for them both when they returned. The mission they were currently on was at the back of his mind, as he saw no reason to concern himself over the particulars until they were there.

    It would take almost all day for them to reach the end of the train line, the engine and cars coming to a halt in a sunset-illuminated Clover Town. The docks were not a far walk from the train station and they were able to procure a man willing to take them up river through the night, as the journey to Whirlpool Sea would take at least a day and a half. Their sleeping quarters were two pieces of cloth hanging between the walls, hammocks that had seen some wear and tear over the years but were still, remarkably, stable. It wasn’t the most comfortable sleep but rest was rest and it didn’t matter in what state he could get it -- Vandrad would never shirk sleep when offered it.

    Morning consisted of a quick workout on the deck of the ship, the Prince mentoring Magnus on some of the more practiced methods of training while the crew stared at them. Before long the river they were on started to open up and the horizon took on a pale blue color as the ocean beyond approached to welcome them. The captain came down as they breached the sea waters, the briny smell becoming as pungent as fresh food. “Don’t know if you fellas know about Whirlpool Sea or all but it’s a dangerous bit o’ water. Reason its got that name is the amount of water funnels that are open, pulling down anythin’ caught in its wake to the depths of the ocean.”

    That seemed to make sense -- one didn’t simply name an ocean offhandedly. Vandrad glanced at the captain. "Should we expect trouble then?”

    “Nah sir, we’re gonna stay right along the shore until we come upon the docks yer’ aiming for. It should only be another hour or so at best.”

    Not that long at all. Vandrad nodded his understanding. "Best to prepare ourselves then. While I don’t anticipate action right from the start, one can never be too careful. The key is to be on guard without looking like you are. Training your body to be ready for combat without ever looking like it earns you opportunities against opponents that believe you unprepared,” he advised Magnus briefly, taking the opportunity to provide some personal insight.







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    Post by Supreme One Magnus on 4th August 2020, 10:08 am

    MAGNUS GYRE

    THE SUPREME ONE

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    The remainder of the duo's journey had gone by uneventfully. This wasn't necessarily a good thing however, as it had also been a long day's journey and Magnus' thoughts could only keep him occupied for so long. He'd gotten up several times and walked up and down the carriage to keep his legs moving, as well as offering to assist others with lifting their bags - something which had caused a couple of misunderstandings that, thankfully, the wild man had just about managed to clear up courtesy of his guildmark. He still found it peculiar how, of all of the marks and tattoos on his body, it was the guildmark alone that had made people feel more at ease around him.

    They'd finally reached Clover Town as the sun was setting. As the pair approached the docks, Magnus found himself very briefly distracted, although it had likely gone unnoticed. Whether it was due to their conversation earlier in the day, the Chaos mage had found himself feeling ever so slightly melancholy as the setting sun over the ocean reminded him of home. Of course the sun had set over the mountains there, but it was the glow of the sky that had caught his attention. He hadn't really seen a sunset for some time now, what with doing jobs, eating, drinking and the various other things he had gotten up to since joining Fairy Tail. But as soon as that almost homesick feeling had crept in, it was immediately erased, his mind focused once more. They were on a job. He was focused on that.

    The next part of their journey was out on the river and then eventually the ocean, aboard a ship which was far more advanced than those his tribe had used; it was fairly large and even had hammocks installed! The boats he was used to had space only for 3 grown men to sit or stand in. As the remaining journey would be overnight, Magnus had quickly gone to sleep and had almost literally passed out within minutes due to how comfortable the hammocks were - afterall, it wasn't often that a man of his size felt this level of weightlessness.

    Morning came and the routine was surprisingly standard in spite of their environment; the usual morning workout with some new methods of practice that Vandrad had decided to throw in following their conversation the previous day. Magnus followed his mentor's instructions diligently, completely ignoring the crew that were watching the two of them, his mind set only on his body and his actions. As they finished, they were approached by the ships captain, who informed them of the dangers of the ocean they were now in. Needless to say the warnings were pointless even to Magnus; it didn't take a genius to work out that 'Whirlpool Sea' was named due to its whirlpools. Nonetheless the warning was a welcome one. Since coming to the main parts of Fiore, Magnus hadn't met many people who randomly looked out for strangers like that, with the exception of the guildmages and a few folk in Fiore.

    Vandrad turned to his mentee and explained that he should prepare himself, but keep it hidden (among some other long words that were beyond Magnus' comprehension). It was a style of combat preparation that the wild man was unfamiliar with of course, but as his mentor spoke he watched the older man's body. His muscles were very subtly tensed, not so much as to make it obvious but, as a man who knew how muscles worked, Magnus could see exactly what Vandrad meant; if someone were to attempt to strike the man now, he would be able to respond before they'd even get close. As such, he attempted to emulate it, although whether he was quite as successful was another matter entirely. Nonetheless he was content with his efforts for now.

    As they got further out to sea, a thought crossed Magnus' mind. "It is not just the ocean we need to be careful of." he said calmly, his eyes scanning the waters. "I have heard stories of pie-rates on the waters. They strike on weak or vun-rabble targets. Dodging whirlpools may leave us vun-rabble"
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