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    The Gray In Between

    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 : 453
    Guild : Fairy Tail
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 664,821

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

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    Post by Vandrad Ragnos 4th May 2020, 7:53 pm

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    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    The Gray In Between RJtajUnz_o

    With the Fairy Tail crest now stamped upon his chest, he was now an official member of the independent guild. It was odd to think that he had pledged himself to another company that wasn’t native of Bellum but that was besides the point, wasn’t it? He adjusted his armor and inquired about any additional information that he should be made aware of. No doubt he would need a place to stay, unless members were asked to rent a place themselves. Mura proudly proclaimed him a Bronze member of Fairy Tail and quickly explained what came with the rank involving jobs and the places within the guild premises he was allowed. He answered the question about housing, explaining where he could find Fairy Hills -- an establishment that apparently housed members of the guild that couldn’t afford their own homes. He was directed to talk to Mrs. Hilda and to show his guild mark to acquire a place to stay. IT seemed easy enough…

    But there seemed to be something more. Mura had been going on one thought and then paused, asking it to be held momentarily. While Vandrad made note of the rest of the information being relayed to him, he was quite curious to what had given the guildmaster pause. Mura seemed to ponder for a moment before stating that he had a job lined up for the Prince already. That was quick. "I won’t say no to immediate employment,” he said, not even waiting to follow after Mura to the elevator. Once there, he leaned up against the back wall, his arms folding over his chest as he watched the Fairy Tail guild master flash his guild mark over the scanner. The door shut and they descended downwards.

    Mura continued his thought finally, explaining that Vandrad was to accompany him to a place called River Village so that they could find a member of something called Savage Skull. "I have no idea what Savage Skull is,” Vandrad said plainly, though he certainly seemed interested in knowing more. "I assume they were a guild here?”







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    Mura Kensho
    Mura Kensho

    The Ghost Slayer


    The Ghost Slayer

    Regular VIP Status- VIP- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Ten Wizard Saint Member- Neutral Guild Ace- Dark Guild Ace- S-Rank- A-Rank- Halloween Social - Haiku Contest Participant- Veteran Level 1- Character Application Approved!- Character History!- Magic Application Approved!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Master [1000]- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- Hero- Summer Special Participant- Player 
    Lineage : Aspect of Pluto
    Position : Saint of Fortitude
    Partner : Mythica
    Posts : 1928
    Guild : Fairy Tail (GM)
    Cosmic Coins : 5
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 21
    Experience : 3,060,048

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Spirit Bind Magic
    Second Magic: Onmyōdō (The Way of Yin and Yang)
    Third Magic: Second Origin

    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Mura Kensho 7th May 2020, 2:09 pm

    Vandrad stated his immediate report for duty, which the shaman nodded in acceptance. They both entered the elevator and began descending down to the lower level of the guild hall where job requests from people with wishes of needing extra mercenary strength, assassinations, bandit raids and other missions going beyond the law that the Magic Council had placed could be found. Mostly people who put all of their trust on the guild’s shoulders would send requests through this channel, and yet one’s hands would be full with all the objectives available today. Some missions aimed to ruin the fortune of barons disliked by whole towns, while others required one to break into other people’s properties to retrieve and deliver stolen heirlooms. Everything in between, now in their hands to fulfil.

    However, this mission hit too close to home. And Mura decided to explain it to Vandrad once the elevator’s doors opened again to reveal the medium-sized room full of grey safes. The files stored in here were only available by Fairy Tail Wizards who could scan their marks on the elevator’s scanner, and it was stored away in safety should another attack on the guild take place.

    “They were. A dark guild, and quite infamous… and they had a lot of issues with us,” he began explaining as the Guildmaster walked out onto the smooth, concrete floor and quickly found himself in front of one of the safes. A golden sprite - a fairy-like creature that looked like a flying, intelligent infant made of sparkling fire - opened the safe for him and handed a paper from a client who revealed the location of the ex-Savage Skull member in the small River Village.

    “No other guild has assaulted us and our place as much as Savage Skull…” Mura stated to his new, stoic guildmate near him as he clenched the paper, “… and many innocent lives have been taken by them. Even from among ourselves.” Yes… a sore, sour reality was that many Fairy Tail Wizards had been dealing with Savage Skull’s terrors in the past, and either directly or indirectly, the guild’s own, previous Masters suffered tragic fates by their hands.

    Vandrad had literally just joined the guild. He was from Bellum, so Mura could at least still work with the fact that the Energy Monarch hadn’t heard of Savage Skull before. They were a Fiorian menace and a nightmare from the past… and yet still full of loose ends. And the last thing that Mura wanted was a revival of the wretched guild. “I won’t allow the revival of a mortal enemy to Fairy Tail. Even if it’s just one ex-member - we’re going to seek him out and eliminate him before a fourth comeback of that guild comes to us.” With that said, the shaman stuffed the paper down into his pants’ pocket and closed the safe before approaching the elevator again. “Hopefully, our client Riverwood who lives there can give us some clues or lead us to the ex-member. We’re going to do this on 100 percent efficiency, no casualties and minimal property damage. And here.” Finishing his sentence, Mura tossed a silver circlet over to Vandrad that radiated with magic power.

    “Just in case if we need to be stealthy. They’ll veil our faces and bodies into blurs and make us unrecognizable.”

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    River Village was small and surrounded by a river, so Mura was already thinking some things. No fucking way would the ex-member be located inside the small village where a single tourist group could meet every single villager in under half an hour. Beyond the river were grassy plains with tall grass - ideal hiding spots for predators seeking some of the cattle that lived there… and ideal as well for secret passages.

    But first, Mura needed to know about the ex-member and his whereabouts. He needed to know how the village had been, and how it had been doing with the ex-member living around. To sum it up, he just wanted to make sure that no one had been wronged by the ex-Savage Skull member. That was why he met up with his client, Riverwood - a tall, blonde fisherman wearing a net shirt and isolated leather pants - who greeted them both with the offering of a handshake before speaking:

    “I’ve done my best trying to get into people’s cliques and all, and it seems that most of the villagers… well, they don’t really like Fairy Tail anymore. I know, crazy, right?” he would explain to them, “It just happened overnight! I don’t think you should show off your Guild Crests, even…!” Mura sighed, not because that his backup was needed, but because he once again felt necessary to hide his Guild Mark. He would put on the circlet - he had brought one for himself, too - and let his body blur out until it looked like dust was escaping his skin constantly, creating the blur effect. “W-Woah, nice cover… anyway, uhhh, I don’t know if anyone wants to talk. I tried asking my neighbor, but he almost stabbed me to death… I had to laugh it off as a joke for him to calm down again.”

    Mura gazed towards the entrance to the village in deep thought. Most people never took him seriously, so him asking people around and threatening them would trigger the wrong reactions. He didn’t want an all-out war on the villagers… he needed to intimidate them into ratting out the ex-member. “I might need your help with getting information out of them, Vandrad.”

    WC: 963


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    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 : 453
    Guild : Fairy Tail
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 664,821

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

    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Vandrad Ragnos 7th May 2020, 11:26 pm

    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    The Gray In Between RJtajUnz_o

    It seemed Vandrad’s assumptions were correct. Savage Skull were a guild -- a dark guild that was quite well known in Fiore, by Mura’s own admission. And it seemed Fairy Tail had been a main target of the Skulls before. By the time he was explaining it, they had reached the bottommost floor. They walked over to a safe guarded by a glowing sprite, who opened up the protective case and handed a paper to Mura. Vandrad could only assume it was details about the job they were going on. The guildmaster continued, explaining that Savage Skull was the only guild that had targeted Fairy Tail with great discrimination, having caused extensive damage to its members, its guildhall and even innocents of the world. It was quite bothersome to think that any were still alive.

    Vandrad wasn’t going to lose his lunch over murder but killing innocents was signs of sloppiness and a lack of control. People that did it intentionally were useless and not worth keeping around. Mura told Vandrad plainly that he had no intention of letting any member of the former guild continue to live on, to prevent the guild from returning for a fourth time. To think that murderers and brigands were that durable that they continued to return time and time again -- it was almost impressive. The duo would be meeting with a client named Riverwood, who would hopefully provide further insight into the ex-member’s location. Mura set the strict ground rules for the operation; no innocent casualties and minimal property damage. Rounding out his explanation, he tossed a circlet to the Prince of Bellum, explaining that it would disguise his form so that none would recognize him. He doubted anyone would recognize his face anyways but perhaps for any future interactions, it would keep anyone from recalling their actions that night.




    When they arrived at River Village, they quickly met up with the client. He gave each of them a quick handshake before he started babbling away, explaining that he had tried to get more information for them but apparently the guild’s appeal had soured within the confines of the village. An interesting bit of knowledge, that. Still, Vandrad listened intently, even as Mura placed the circlet on his head to disguise himself, since his emblem was far more obvious than the Prince’s. Riverwood continued, explaining that he’d nearly come to blows with his neighbor over his questioning.

    Mura turned his attention to Vandrad, explaining that he would most likely need help getting information.Whether it was a test of his abilities, to show he had the desire to push when an obstacle presented itself, or something else mattered little to him. What he understood was that the people needed to be scared into revealing the location of the former dark mage. Vandrad nodded softly before he put the ridiculous circlet on, disguising his visage as well. "Your neighbor. Where is he?” he asked of the client simply.

    Once Riverwood had pointed him in the right direction, Vandrad walked through the village swiftly, moving past people who certainly stopped to stare at the odd effect surrounding him. He walked up to the door and pounded his fist against the wood, fighting against his nature that told him to simply break it down. A large, grotesque looking man opened up, sneering at Vandrad. “Who the ‘ell are you?”

    "Savage Skull. There’s a rat leftover from their demise here. Tell me where they are.”

    The Prince could feel the tension shift in the air as the man’s sneer turned into an all-out snarl. “You best be leavin’ things alone there, boy.” As if to punctuate his accent on the matter, he pulled a knife out from behind him, waving it around.

    Vandrad glanced at it briefly before meeting the man’s gaze once more. "Last time I’m going to ask. Where are they?”

    “You bleedin’ idjit,” the man hissed as he shoved his arm forward, trying to stab the Prince in the collar. Vandrad’s hand shot up and grabbed the knife on the top of the blade, away from the sharp edge. His other hand came up and wrapped around the man’s wrist, twisting it and taking the strength away. Vandrad then turned the knife around so that it was pointing at the man’s neck, putting pressure on the wrist so that the gasping idiot went to his knees.

    "I’ll give you one final chance to spill before I make a mess on your front door. Where… is… the former dark mage?”

    “In the knoll. T-there’s a tree stump and a log lying next to it. Move the log and there’s a tunnel leading to a cave! That’s where he is! Oh gods, please don’t, stop, please!” The man pleaded with Vandrad, even as the knife slowly approached his neck. The new Fairy Tail member let it slide just a few inches closer before finally releasing the man’s wrist, dropping him on the ground. With the knife still in his hand, he snapped the blade from the handle and tossed the metal piece away before idly throwing the leather piece onto the man.

    "Alert him to our approach and I’ll come back,” he threatened the man slowly before he walked away. Once he’d met back up with Mura, he informed him of exactly what he had heard.







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    Mura Kensho
    Mura Kensho

    The Ghost Slayer


    The Ghost Slayer

    Regular VIP Status- VIP- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Ten Wizard Saint Member- Neutral Guild Ace- Dark Guild Ace- S-Rank- A-Rank- Halloween Social - Haiku Contest Participant- Veteran Level 1- Character Application Approved!- Character History!- Magic Application Approved!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Master [1000]- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- Hero- Summer Special Participant- Player 
    Lineage : Aspect of Pluto
    Position : Saint of Fortitude
    Partner : Mythica
    Posts : 1928
    Guild : Fairy Tail (GM)
    Cosmic Coins : 5
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 21
    Experience : 3,060,048

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Spirit Bind Magic
    Second Magic: Onmyōdō (The Way of Yin and Yang)
    Third Magic: Second Origin

    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Mura Kensho 12th May 2020, 2:40 pm

    Vandrad quickly went to action and asked the neighbor in question about Savage Skull, the ex-member and his hideout’s location. True, it would likely be quicker to find it themselves - with the prowess and magical sensory that both he and Mura possessed, the ex-member could’ve been pulled up from his rat hole already by now. However, this village was on the map and was frequently passed by travelers and tourists, and no fucking way would Mura leave any seed of inspiration from Savage Skull breathing in this area out of worry for the future that it could bring. He had to drown the issue out here and now in its early stage. He had seen enough comebacks, and they began haunting his moments here and now, mocking him for being paranoid and unnecessarily afraid of the future.

    Heh… the elder neighbor almost spat out at Vandrad in fury. With the knife out, it was clear that the villager was willing to go all the way for this ex-member.

    This was exactly what Mura feared… if he held loyalty to the ex-member, then that could mean two things; either the ex-member is actually living a decent life and came out of their crimes with clear hands, or they were still on it and just won the loyalty of the villager with… money, perhaps. Perhaps an artifact?

    The way he swung his knife said it all. A decent person didn’t need to flail his weapon around like some big gun. Mura considered for a second to go ask another villager to confirm it thoroughly, but Vandrad already brought the knife guy to his knees by force. It was time to make things clear.

    And clear, things became.

    According to the target of Vandrad’s harsh questioning, their target was located in the knoll outside of the village between a tree stump and a log - more specifically, said target had made a cave system there. This would allow him or her to conduct practically anything the member desired without much of the village’s knowledge, but their deep trust in him looked to be genuine. The two Fairy Tail Wizards had to go and confront the ex-member now.

    He nodded at Vandrad after the information was relayed to him before approaching the location that their new friend had informed them about. The footing became wet, muddy ground rather quickly as they exited the more lively village area and entered wild, grassy plains contrasting the flowing river. Their informant hadn’t fooled them; a large log was laying on the grass, having made quite a wide area of smashed grass and shrubbery with its past advances due to weather and, possibly, human activities. The knoll was located right next to it, but at first, there was no sighting of any tunnel entrance. Only a lot of flattened, spread out grass…

    The grass rose up as if it was alive, stretching out and exposing the entrance to the tunnel that Mura and Vandrad had been searching for. Thanks to Mura’s magic, shrubbery like grass would do his bidding, and he silently entered the tunnel while keeping his eyes open for any traps laying around. One would wonder; why not just nuke the whole cave? With Mura’s magic, it would be easy enough without damaging the plains above; one flare would be enough to light up anything in the tunnel and whatever it led to. Just why was Mura set on approaching the ex-member in person…?

    … There was a purple fog in front of them that blocked the way towards an entrance locked up by wooden planks. Mura thought it to be Dark Magic and stuck his hand in, but not only was it actually Dark Magic - which was a lucky case for him… it didn’t make him smile, though. It was a familiar signature.

    Mura’s hand cracked as it grasped the fog like grabbing a blanket, siphoning its form away by his mere touch. The fog settled and faded away, leaving no trace of itself for the two of them. Now, only the wooden planks stood in the way…

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    “It’s been soooooooo long, sooooooooo loooooooong,” a young lady moaned to herself inside the chamber that she had built. With a few candles lit, the room had an eerie but surprisingly cozy atmosphere, and the lady was dressed modestly despite her habitat being underground. A black dress with purple garments donned her, but she looked worn out, and her dress had flakes and was ripped overtime. She was sitting with her back leaning against what looked like a sarcophagus made of grey granite, and from above, its frontal figure of a full-human skeleton was visible. The sarcophagus was beaming with an ominous energy.

    The lady hadn’t talked to anyone else in days. No, it felt as if she hadn’t talked to any human being since she arrived here. Being a member of Savage Skull could make life lonely for someone like her, but she saw it a necessary cut. To this day, she wondered why it took so long for her Mistress to return…

    "Hurry up, Milady..."

    WC: 850
    TWC: 963 + 850 = 1813


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    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 : 453
    Guild : Fairy Tail
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 664,821

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

    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Vandrad Ragnos 8th June 2020, 7:17 pm

    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    The Gray In Between RJtajUnz_o



    If it wasn’t clear before, it would be obvious now that Vandrad had no qualms about taking matters into his own hands -- and getting quite physical if needed. There had been several times before, when he was in the Bellum military, where he’d been called upon to take part in the interrogation of prisoners. While the whole of Fiore probably didn’t approve of such brutal tactics that its neighboring country did, it seemed that Fairy Tail was a bit more open minded. Either that or the severity of the dark guild situation was so pertinent to Mura that he had no intention of simply letting any opportunity disappear. He’d already spoken of how he intended to ripe the weeds of darkness from the grounds for the last time.

    With the information relayed to himself and Mura, Vandrad left the man to his wits, though he left him with a dire warning in case he tried to act wise. Following after his guild master, the Prince of Bellum looked around at the townspeople that had paused to watch the two of them pass. There didn’t seem to be anyone running to interfere with them, though they did earn a few looks of suspicion. Was it simply the one man that had a connection with the dark wizard or was it the entirety of the population? Assuming one or the other was foolish -- they needed facts. With a location now in their possession, the best chance they had seemed to be drawing that information from the source.

    Luckily the hint they had received hadn’t been fake, much to the threatened man’s credit. The hillside was as moist and disgusting as a swamp but neither Mura nor Vandrad paused in their trek. Soon enough they found themselves upon the described log, though the entryway that they’d been told about wasn’t glaringly obvious. Yet that only lasted a moment before the grass began to move and expand, a side effect of Mura’s magic, it seemed. The tunnel appeared in the ground among the separated blades of grass. A sideways glance to the guildmaster was met with silence as Mura made his way into the tunnel, followed shortly by Vandrad himself.

    They didn’t travel far before they came upon a violet mist, hovering right in their path. The Prince snorted softly at the sight, clearly amused at the use of such half-hearted measures of defense. A simple burst of ethernano particles from Vandrad and the mist would evaporate into nothingness. And yet, Mura was the one that stepped forward and drowned his hand in the element, his skin basking in the sensation. His fingers splayed and took hold of the fog, ripping it from its placement and absorbing it into his form. With that means of defense removed, the only thing that remained in their way was a series of planks nailed to the doorway.

    Hardly worth the effort but it was better than bursting through like a wild, idiotic boar. Vandrad pressed his hand forward and released a series of magical blasts that engulfed the boards in flames. The fire burned quickly, eating away at the grain until the wood fell to the ground in ashes, leaving their path barren and ready for exploration. He turned to his guildmaster and gave him a gentle nod, affirming his readiness to continue.







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    Mura Kensho
    Mura Kensho

    The Ghost Slayer


    The Ghost Slayer

    Regular VIP Status- VIP- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Ten Wizard Saint Member- Neutral Guild Ace- Dark Guild Ace- S-Rank- A-Rank- Halloween Social - Haiku Contest Participant- Veteran Level 1- Character Application Approved!- Character History!- Magic Application Approved!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Master [1000]- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- Hero- Summer Special Participant- Player 
    Lineage : Aspect of Pluto
    Position : Saint of Fortitude
    Partner : Mythica
    Posts : 1928
    Guild : Fairy Tail (GM)
    Cosmic Coins : 5
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 21
    Experience : 3,060,048

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Spirit Bind Magic
    Second Magic: Onmyōdō (The Way of Yin and Yang)
    Third Magic: Second Origin

    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Mura Kensho 25th June 2020, 11:02 am

    Mura instinctively stepped aside by one foot and watched Vandrad release light rays of pure mana, no specific element attached to them at first sense, blast the wooden boards off and incinerating them with high temperatures. Energy Monarch, perhaps? Was it pure Ethernano manipulation? Mura was aware of that kind of magic - the kind that he witnessed another sorcerer use way back when Fairy Tail was attacked by Savage Skull who sought that dreaded mask.

    It felt highly concentrated. There was a lot of potential in Ethernano manipulation, but at the same time, Mura couldn’t put his finger on how Vandrad would utilize his skill and what branch of magic he would dwell in.

    The path exposed to them was a little longer, but Mura sensed a presence nearby. Unfortunately, they had to take care of what appeared to be living spirits leaking through the walls on the other side of the entrance. Mura identified them to be ghosts, spirits of dead people, but they roared in pain as if the tortures of their previous lives still haunted them to this day. Were they locked here only to hinder their way towards the ex-member?

    Also, it seemed that this ex-member wasn’t even that experienced with magic. These obstacles were honestly quite laughable; forget the wooden planks from earlier, these ghosts faced the Ghost Slayer right now.

    “Watch out for other traps, Vandrad,” Mura commanded him before unsheathing his katana and resting his hand over the blue spirit ball form that was Kyuken’s avatar, “Whoever this ex-member is, they don’t seem that well-prepared for intruders.” After grabbing Kyuken’s avatar and infusing him with mana, Mura launched him into his katana, Harusame. The blade lit up a faint, blue tune, and the ghosts were immediately cut apart, each being sent directly to the Afterlife by his sword slashes. With the blade cutting through the air, it made a quick, hissing sound with each move that the shaman made, and despite there being a couple handfuls of ghosts leaking out of the walls to entangle them, Mura was able to take them all down - or up, really.

    He sighed in relief when the last ghost was sent away, but the ground shaking was but an alarm against his relief. They were far from over; the dirty hallway that they were located in revealed white pillars from each side that slowly cramped in towards them, and they looked bent and arced around them. Soon, the floor rose up in a rapid fashion, and one would likely lose their foothold if not holding onto something.

    “*Sigh* Watch your steps, Vandrad…”

    Deciding to do what was meant to have happened a long time ago, Mura clapped his hand on the ground beneath his feet. Grass wasn’t the only element that he could manipulate; soon, the room itself around them - with the dirt walls and the earth and the roots sticking out - widened to make more space for them. The earth released itself from the white pillars that revealed themselves to be the remaining ribcage of a huge, skeletal behemoth that they found themselves inside in. The ribcage was rapidly covered in rotten flesh, attempting to encage both of them, one in each lung of the reanimated beast.

    “H-Hey, Vandrad! Vandrad!” he shouted, trying to get a reaction or an answer from his guildmate who wasn’t by his side at the moment. It was pitch-black inside the lung of the beast, and the stench around him was unbearable, grotesque and void of words capable of describing its repulsion. Mura felt needing to hold his breath as he cut through the lung and tried to make his way towards the position where Vandrad’s magical signature could be felt.

    Once he cut a way between the two of them, a flame was ignited in his hand to make some light. It was still unclear to the shaman whether they were caught in a trap of dirt or of a literal zombie dragon. “*cough* T-There you are! Let’s get- urgh, this is- give me a momen-“ Mura turned around and went to the corner of the meaty cell they were in - the cell was about 10 meters in diameter, and that was just one of the zombie’s lungs - and in his new corner, Mura emptied his stomach like there was no tomorrow. This had got to be the most disgusting event in his life as a wizard, and he barely knew where he was or why it smelled like this.

    … … … … …

    “Milady! Milady!” she gasped in surprise by the approach of the two wizards, which forced her to awaken the skeletal being whose ribcage she used as pillars to hold the underground hallway up, “Someone’s coming! I think they’re not my friends! Not at all! They are wizards! But there are no wizards in River Village! This is outrageous! Who dare disturb me in my attempt at waking you up from your deep, deep slumber?! A pair of headless roaches who have a death wish, that is!” Enraged by the intrusion, she rose up from her feet and almost shrieked by the earth in her walls collapsing. It was as if someone pushed the walls apart from outside of her secret room.

    She threw a magic circle onto the floor and waited. The beast would awaken soon, but it had to hurry! The wall had broken down in front of her, and she was exposed to whoever was outside for just a brief moment, just a brief one! She sighed in relief, thinking the beast to digest the two of them in the wrong, internal organs…

    WC: 946
    TWC: 1813 + 946 = 2759


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    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 : 453
    Guild : Fairy Tail
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 664,821

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

    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Vandrad Ragnos 16th August 2020, 1:05 pm

    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
    The Gray In Between RJtajUnz_o


    With the wooden boards out of the way, all that was left was to head into the tunnel and trap this ex-member in the corner they’d put themselves in. But Mura wasn’t moving -- in fact, he seemed rather focused on something. Curiously, Vandrad took a moment to settle his guard and focus on his magical senses, revealing presences dwelling nearby. But they felt different than regular bodies, revealing that… perhaps they were ghosts? That was scoff worthy.

    But before the Prince could even begin formulating attacks to counter the spirits, Mura spoke up, commanding that he keep his wits about him in case of other traps. As he spoke, the guildmaster withdrew his katana from its sheath. As Vandrad watched, Mura fused one of his ghost companions with his blade, causing the sword to glow a dim blue hue before unleashing a series of deadly swipes and slashes, reducing the spirits to nothing. As more flooded the area, the guildmaster showed his expertises and divorced them from their lingering presences, rending them from the mortal realm.

    As the last ghost faded, the ground began to rumble something tremendous. The hallway began to warp and change, stretching in odd directions and summoning up off-white pillars of stone. But these monuments seemed to bend outwards, looking less like sculpted rock and like something else entirely. Mura warned him to be careful once more and brought forth more of his power, expanding the dirt they stood upon outwards to keep them from falling down into the forming prison. Secured in his grounding, Vandrad continued to study the cage until he began to understand. It was at that moment that fleshy material swiftly engulfed him and Mura, separating them in what he’d come to understand was large, disgusting lungs.

    "Annoying,” the Prince remarked as he thrust a hand out and released another volley of magical energy, ripping the flesh apart. His legs and boots now covered in ichor, he stepped out just as Mura released himself from his own fleshy prison. The guildmaster was elated to be free and stumbled over to relieve his stomach of the stench that had come from being inside the lungs. "Is this the best you have against members of Fairy Tail?” He called up to the ceiling, even as ethernano began to siphon into his body. The ground rumbled directly around the Prince as his hair began to flash, lighting up bright blond before returning to its normal black. Uninspired to fully transform, Vandrad shot both hands forward and unleashed a much larger beam of condensed magic. It slammed into the joiner bones for the ribs and exploded, ripping their cage apart. Jagged, burnt pieces of bone fell down around them, littering the ground as the sound of the explosion began to fade out.

    Vandrad could barely sense another presence through the rocks, invoking some kind of magical circle. With another grunt of annoyance, he thrust his hand outward one final time and vaporized the rocky layers between them and the one still summoning the skeleton. "Game’s over,” he hissed at the sight of the woman, a wicked smirk plastered over his face.







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    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Mura Kensho 3rd September 2020, 10:33 am

    Thankfully, the stench and place was quickly taken care of - Vandrad released a huge outburst of magic from his hands, just as pure in nature and even more concentrated than before. Its raw power shattered the chamber that they were in, and only after a moment when Mura looked around the falling debris did he realize that whatever he was trapped in was made of flesh… rotten, pseudo-necromanced flesh. Most necromancers could raise the dead in better conditions, but this was detestable in many ways.

    Incinerated bone meal and pieces of ribs… they were inside the organs of some huge creature. It mattered not so much now, but Mura could wipe his mouth clean and burn away any apparent impurities on his arm and face. That was… a little awkward, but he could’ve sworn that his senses used to not be so sharp as now. Oh well, the unbearable smell was gone…

    Someone was hidden behind the rubble and boulders from the ruined wall. Mura could sense the magic circle being summoned by a person, and when Vandrad erased the barrier between them, Mura spotted the source of their troubles; a lady wearing rugged clothes and wide eyes. Her confidence was gone, eyeing two members of her sworn archenemy. They were far more adept in magic, and each of them could end her in a heartbeat… and she came to realize that.



    Mura’s eyes weren’t aimed at her now. No, he was looking at the sarcophagus, his own eyes almost imitating the ex-member’s with the same level of fright. For nothing could invoke fear like this in the shaman than the very aura of the abomination veiled in a woman’s flesh and bones who snuffed away his life back when he was so young… a life he thanked the gods he got back.

    The sarcophagus was still closed, but it was undoubtedly her aura that escaped its cracks. Mura paid the other woman no mind and passed her on heavy steps towards the tomb, for was she trying to revive her? Bring her back? No sane person would do that after knowing what Marceline had caused… a thing, a nightmare incarnate that reveled in the concept of death being their mere tool, a woman who played God so sinisterly, ruining both the living and the dead alike and putting a scar on Mura’s very self that he could never heal from.

    Why was there still remains of her?!

    With a swift sledgehammer blow, Mura’s clenched fists broke the sarcophagus in two - his own magic destroying the embers of aura that was left in it with surprising ease. The tomb was smashed apart and left hundreds of pieces on the floor, while the deadly aura faded away… hopefully to never be felt again.

    But he wasn’t done.

    The little cauldron that the ex-member had built up here - Mura tended to it with destructive intent. The walls holding her potions and concoctions were split, her vials broke down, her tables splintered apart, candles were extinguished in the falling dirt and all of her notes were crushed under the rubble of his commanded earth. The ex-member shrieked in confusion: “NOOOOOOOO! WHAT ARE YOU DOING, YOU RETAARD?! I SPENT YEARS ON ALL OF THAT, STOP!!!” She clawed and punched the ground under her, tears escaping her eyes as her eyes widened even more, “I KNEW YOU’D RUIN EVERYTHING, I KNEW IT… DAMN IT, I HATE YOU! ALL OF YOU!!!”

    Her magic began surging through her hands as she straightened her back while her teeth gritted. Her screams truly came from her heart, convoluted, confused and unorganized as one’s true feelings often were. Veins began to pop up on her exposed wrists as she cried: “F-F-FAIRY TAAAAAAAIIIIL!!!!!! I KNEW YOU’D SHOW UP AND RUIN EVERYTHING! WHY HAVEN’T ALL OF YOU DIED YET?!!?”

    “Vandrad, kill her, I beg you…” he whispered…

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    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Vandrad Ragnos 3rd September 2020, 8:26 pm

    There’s no fair or unfair in battle.
    ( There is only victory or in your case, defeat. )
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    Vandrad wasn’t going to pretend like he understood what was happening. He’d been thrown into a rather personal matter for Mura and for Fairy Tail, as a means of testing how far he was willing to go for the guild he was swearing to. That was fine by him -- as far as he was concerned, he was here simply as Mura’s behest and nothing more. And it seemed, as the walls came crumbling down and the woman was revealed within her hiding spot, they had finally come to an end to their hunt. It was evident by the look on her face that she hadn’t anticipated this much magical resistance from the two of them, which was strange to the Prince. Mura was, by far, stronger than Vandrad, in a league that the Prince could only barely understand the lengths and depth of his magical power. Yet she seemed equally terrified… had she not expected the guildmaster to come handle this matter himself?

    No matter the case, it seemed she was attempting some kind of ritual around a coffin. It wasn’t much to write home about as far as he was concerned but a quick, wayward glance over to Mura told a much different story. He looked as if the world had split open and shown him hell itself, this casket holding a far more personal spot in the guildmaster’s world than Vandrad previously understood. He marched past the woman in a daze and slammed his fists into and through the coffin, his magic reducing it to shrapnel with little effort but full emotion. As the pieces spread out along the floor, the stench and pressure of a magical presence lingered in the air for a few moments… before finally fading into nothingness.

    Something terrible was clearly meant to happen here. Their investigation was, most likely, far more important than the Prince knew. Mura began to rip the room apart with surgical precision, breaking every remnant of the ritual and home that this woman had made. She screamed in utter fury, watching pitifully as Mura swiftly made nothing of all she had created, leaving her with nothing but the memories and dreams of what she wanted to accomplish. Her rage fueled into her magic, embellishing her with power that had a killing intent for Mura and, by association, Vandrad. All the while the Prince watched, arms crossed over his chest, studying the woman and Mura as they each acted in opposition of one another. It wasn’t until Mura spoke up, his words barely above a whisper, begging Vandrad to put the woman out of her misery.

    And so he did. She was still screaming, her body tightening and preparing for an attack on Mura. It seemed she intended to go down swinging or at the very least, leaving this memory a bit more violent than it had already been. But as her power reached its crescendo, Vandrad stepped over to her, his hands reaching out and grabbing her head. Before she could display any kind of confusion at the sudden intrusion, he jerked her head to the side, severing her neck instantly and bringing her life to an end. A few strangled gasps escaped her throat as air rushed out from her lungs, Vandrad releasing her and letting her drop to the floor with a loud thud. He gathered magical energy into his palm and then tossed it onto her, her body bursting into flames and burning bright and fast. Within seconds, her body was nothing but an ashen outline on the ground, her life extinguished and her remains done away with.

    "It’s done,” Vandrad said simply, his eyes flickering up to Mura. He wasn’t sure if his guildmaster intended to completely bury this place beneath the marsh or leave it, a lost cavern filled with sorrow and pain.







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    The Gray In Between Empty Re: The Gray In Between

    Post by Mura Kensho 4th September 2020, 11:29 am

    His wish was executed swiftly; Vandrad dislocated the woman’s neck with just one hand, siphoning the last remains of her life away from her in an instant. She who worshipped a harbinger of death, who called herself Death itself, had… well, died. There was nothing fun or pleasant in killing people, that much was certain… but Mura wouldn’t let that sting his heart too much when it really counted. He wouldn’t turn his back or cheek, he wouldn’t pretend like there was another way. A better way… for him to seek an alternative would be to assume that anything good could come out of a deluded ex-member of Savage Skull.

    Never in his life would he jeopardize the safety of his guild because of something like that.

    He was fairly emotional at the moment, hence why he asked Vandrad to end her. He needed a moment to clear his head, but he couldn’t do it in here. “… Thanks. Let’s go, I’ll bury the rest,” Mura spoke before moving towards the rubble where they passed into the chamber of hers.

    He would stop on the way, his back still turned towards the other mercenary. “I… don’t know if you’re curious about… uh, that. I can explain later back at the guild, if need be,” he assured him before taking in a deep breath, “… A Guildmaster shouldn’t lose their cool that easily…”

    It was a bitter event. Eager to deafen the bitter taste in his mouth, Muar advanced towards the nearby opening out to the plains near the River Village, ready to voyage back to Magnolia with the trusty mercenary.

    The contour around Vandrad’s Guild Mark was slowly changing color on their way back home…

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