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    Haha Mountain go BRRRR (Job w/ Serilda)

    Shen Kadokawa
    Shen Kadokawa

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    Lineage : Manifest of the Universe
    Position : None
    Posts : 98
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    Mentor : Serilda Sinclair
    Experience : 22,783

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    First Magic: Vox Universum I
    Second Magic: Vox Universum II
    Third Magic: Vox Universum III

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    Post by Shen Kadokawa on Tue 2 Jun - 18:28


    Haha Mountain go BRRRR (Job w/ Serilda) DYMsGVu

    Shen was nervous. More nervous than usual, that was, his unsteady gaze wandering over to the flyer on the small table in his room and back to the mirror before him. The paper looked worn, like it had been folded and unfolded a couple too many times, though the contents were still clearly visible. One of the lines would shine through, a bolded "S rank" visible in black and red ink. He looked himself over one last time, clad in the dark uniform of the Combat Corps of the Rune Knights. It wasn't his style, the militaristic garb didn't fit the frail young man quite as well as it would a perhaps more confident soldier, a more capable soldier. Shen was a man that barely looked the type, not just in regards to being a member of the guild's Combat Division, but also in regards to being a Rune Knight in general. Still, the young man found it in himself to disregard the voices of self-doubt and anxiety that would normally be so prevalent within his mind. His eyes wandered to the ribbons on his chest, most notably the teal insignia. A weak smile found its way onto his face. He didn't think that he had it in him to be an officer of the Rune Knights, if he was being honest with himself, but apparently, someone had had a different opinion on that matter, and he had thus been promoted to the rank of Staff Seargant, and with that, had been given command over a group of newer knights as well, all of which he had not yet met. It was a daunting task, and for a few passing seconds, Shen couldn't help but wonder if he was really the right man for this position. He would have to deal with that sooner or later, introduce himself to them, but there was still time for that when this had been dealt with.

    Still, he would quickly regain his composure. He couldn't help but feel at least a little accomplished. It seemed as if things had fallen into place somehow. He had found his magic, and while he wasn't exactly what one would call a powerful wizard, he was not incapable, something that had surprised even the young Rune Knight. He relied on a few external methods to aid him, but that was hardly a shame, was it? As long as he could hold his own, the outcome would remain the same. He thought back, reminiscing over the past few months. His life had changed quite drastically, and how exactly he had ended up where he stood today, he couldn't say. It had been a blur, but he had worked hard, he had done his best to finally find a place to belong, and it seemed that it had paid off. Maybe he'd gotten a little closer to how far Lili had come in the meantime. She was more talented, for sure, and had risen through not just the ranks of the Rune Knights at a far greater rate than him, but had also advanced far quicker as a mage, in general. Just this once, though, that wouldn't matter to Shen. While the future was still uncertain, Shen was at least somewhat proud of himself, and he found himself in a state he didn't get to indulge in as much as he'd like to: The young Rune Knight Officer was hopeful, having gained a little boost in confidence. Perhaps he wasn't quite as useless, quite as talentless as he'd thought? He'd have to keep trying his best in the coming times as well. He was determined.

    Maybe a little too hopeful, too confident, and too determined. He grabbed the little flyer and stored it in one of his pockets, leaving the barracks and closing the door behind him. He knew that this job was perhaps a little out of his league, but he had something in mind. Asking couldn't hurt, he thought, even though the nervous feeling in his gut seemed to disagree. He ignored it, walking through the hallways of the HQ with a very much clear destination: The Field Marshal's office. It didn't take him too long. While he didn't exactly frequent it, he knew how to get to the office by now, a stark contrast to his first day on the job where he'd more or less accidentally stumbled into them while searching a recruiter's office. An embarrassment on his part that still made him cringe, if only internally. Maybe the Field Marshal was busy and he would be disturbing her? Well, if that was the case, he would have to try and find someone else. Maybe Lili was free ...? Would he even sink so low as to ask her? He was pretty sure that would be a bad idea. He could imagine the things she would be doing to screw with him in her own ways, a small, cold shudder running along his back. He'd at least try.

    A pair of audible, dull thuds would sound as Shen knocked on the Field Marshal's door, awaiting the command to enter, and doing so upon being prompted. He would give the woman he had come to know as Serilda Sinclair a salute, coupled with a formal greeting that, despite his nervousness, would be delivered mechanically, and without hesitation. "Good morning, Field Marshal". The next part would be a little more difficult. "I-I hope that you aren't to busy at the moment. I was hoping that I, well ... that I could ask you something-". Shen appeared rather unsure, but it was too late to back out now, finishing his sentence with "-w-well, it's more of a favor ... that I would l-like to ask". He would try his best to maintain eye contact with her, but found his gaze slip to the floor for a few moments before he made an effort to bring it back up again. Regardless, he would eagerly await Serilda's answer.



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    Destroyer of Mountains


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    Haha Mountain go BRRRR (Job w/ Serilda) ShenSiggies
    Serilda Sinclair
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    Post by Serilda Sinclair on Wed 10 Jun - 3:17

    Seri Banner
    Conviction never shames nor condemns us.
    It calls us back to who we truly are.
    For once in her life, Serilda was actually not too busy. She was the type of woman who liked to keep herself moving, disliking the notion of wasting her time idling about during the day. However, even she recognized that sometimes it was good to take a break from the norm and give herself some room to breathe and relax. Afterall, she could hardly perform her duties to the fullest if she stretched herself too thin. Because of this, she’d scheduled herself a light day at work. No appointments, no meetings, no investigations to assign or reports to read over. She was caught up enough on her work that everything she had to do really wasn’t immediately important and could afford to wait. Instead, she had decided to spend her time checking in with the generals and the various branch members throughout the grounds, just being a presence and engaging with her soldiers. Maybe she’d even take some time to train with some of the newer recruits and get some exercise, see how they were coming along.

    But admittedly, before she could get started on those plans she’d been distracted. The mail had already arrived by the time she got to work, and with it had been a package she’d ordered a week or so ago. It was more than common knowledge at this point that Serilda was engaged to Mythal, the director that ran the Knights beneath her. Normally this might be an awkward situation that others would consider a conflict of interest or nepotism, but given that it was the Magic Council that had hired them both and set their ranks, and that the Council had been more than aware of their relationship before doing so, no one seemed to have any issues with it. As such, Serilda and Mythal didn’t really try to hide the fact that they were dating, not that they were ever overt about it anyway. Both of them were always very professional at work and always stayed fairly focused on their tasks at hand.

    At the moment, however, Serilda had taken the time to deal with a personal matter at work. The package that arrived contained the invitations they’d ordered, and she was eager to see them. With a smile on her face, she opened the box and pulled out some of its contents to see how they’d turned out. “Oh, these look great,” the noblewoman commented out loud, scanning one of the cards and looking it over for any mistakes in spelling or information. “What do you think?”

    There was no one else physically in the room with her, but Victoria was ever present in her mind. Most of the time, Serilda elected to grant the Seal a body of her own to run around with, but at the moment the two were sharing Serilda’s body. Do you really think I care about such things? the Conquoress asked with a slight haughtiness to her ethereal tone. Then, without missing a beat the woman followed up with, The layout is quite elegant. I actually do like the floral design better than I thought I would after you described it to me the first time. Serilda smirked and rolled her eyes. Leave it to Victoria to claim to be above such mundane, mortal activities and then still have some kind of thought or critique of them.

    A moment later a soft knock sounded at her door, which had been left cracked open to indicate that she was present. “Come in,” she called without looking up right away. Once the door was pushed further open and a figure walked through, Serilda glanced up and saw Shen standing there. He saluted her, a gesture that he seemed to have mastered in his time with the knights. The Marshal smiled. “Good morning, Sergeant Kadokawa.” It had been some time since she’d seen Shen or interacted with him directly, though she’d read a number of his reports, as well as those of his sister. While Lilith had risen through their ranks rather quickly through the use of her… unique... skill set, Shen had yet to rely too much on his sibling for support. He hadn’t moved along as quickly, but from what Serilda could observe he had been working his ass off to make something of himself with them. She’d found herself quite invested in keeping an eye on the shy young man and his progress.

    He greeted her pleasantly and inquired as to whether or not she had time for him to ask a favor of her. “I’m not busy at all at the moment, actually,” Serilda told him, sliding the card back into the box. “At ease. Do come inside. You can shut the door if you like.” She wasn’t sure if the nature of the favor he wanted was anything personal, so the marshal would leave it up to him as to whether it was something for a closed door conversation or not. Serilda picked up the box and moved it off her desk. At the moment, she was wearing the same dark uniform that Shen was, the only differences between their attires being the trimmings and pins that marked her station as the marshal. Sitting comfortably on a large pillow on the ground near her desk was the dark wolf Xiuhcoatl, whom Shen would be familiar with at this point both from his first meeting with Serilda and from simply seeing her around the headquarters, as the noblewoman was never anywhere without the faithful hound. The wolf looked up at Shen with bright, interested eyes, the tip of her bushy tail wagging gently to indicate her excitement at company being present.

    “What can I do for you, sergeant? Is everything okay?”

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    Serilda Sinclair



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    Shen Kadokawa
    Shen Kadokawa

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    Lineage : Manifest of the Universe
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    Mentor : Serilda Sinclair
    Experience : 22,783

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    First Magic: Vox Universum I
    Second Magic: Vox Universum II
    Third Magic: Vox Universum III

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    Post by Shen Kadokawa on Sat 13 Jun - 14:54


    Haha Mountain go BRRRR (Job w/ Serilda) DYMsGVu

    The stirring feeling of nervousness in Shen's gut would ease off a bit when the Field Marshal dismissed his concerns over interrupting her, though her words weren't entirely believable, not least due to the fact that she seemed to be handling something before he had entered that would now vanish in a box beside her. He wasn't going to inquire or question Serilda, of course. It was simply not his place. The young man relaxed slightly, first throwing a look over at the hound at her side, a smile momentarily changing his expression, the young Rune Knight liked animals for the sole reason that they didn't question him, judge him, or make him nervous, before looking over his shoulder when she offered him the opportunity to shut the door. While the young Rune Knight would ponder whether or not that was entirely necessary, given the question, or rather, the favor he was here to ask. It wasn't exactly private or anything of similar implication, but he was slightly embarrassed thinking about the possibility that others might hear what he wanted to bring up. It took him another second to decide that, in the end, it wouldn't make much of a difference either way, and while he certainly would've preferred a little bit of privacy in his request, he would get over himself fairly swiftly, simply shaking his head and leaving the door open. It was almost uncomfortable to Shen that he had put this much thought over a simple option like opening or closing a door, that he was probably overthinking this, but ... he had finally found the not only the courage to come here, he had also thought that he might ascribe to himself some kind of sense of value through his progression that enabled him to put forward this request in the first place. Naturally, he wanted to avoid anything that could potentially risk setting back his progress, even if it was naught more than a curious ear that heard something unfavorable and decided to spread a rumor about it. He'd own up to what he would say. That was the mature thing to do, right?

    "A-ah, t-thank you, Field Marshal, but I think ... we'll be alright", he would respond with a weak smile, but a somewhat cheerful tone. Shen did his best to look up at and maintain eye contact with Serilda, noticing the same appearance and aura of grace and authority that he had noticed when he had first joined, although this time, he wasn't quite as intimidated. Rather, his image of Serilda had changed slightly over the months and months he had been here, any fears born of unfamiliarity with her swiftly changing into nothing short of admiration and respect. The fact that this woman, along with the Director, Shen had only spoken to him directly once before, was handling the massive apparatus that was the Rune Knights. He often wondered what kind of person it would take to handle such a daunting task with confidence, and would reach the conclusion that they had to be a pretty impressive person. Not only that, but a lot of the Knights he had met had told him things about their Field Marshal. He had learned about something called "Gods of Ishgar", and the fact that Serilda was one of only four in the entirety of Ishgar itself, which, of course, meant that this woman was one of the 4 most powerful mages on the continent. The fact that he had just come in to talk to her like it was nothing felt like an otherworldly notion, but Shen quickly pushed aside that thought. If he would dwell on it too long he would likely not get out any further word.

    This, however, was also what made him somewhat uncertain about the nature of his request. Would a mage like her even consider pursuing something as trivial as an excursion like this? It was a job, of course, but he didn't know if compared to her prestige, this was even worth batting an eye. He swallowed, hesitating, but decided to gather any confidence he had left and try regardless. What was the worst that could happen, after all? She would refuse, and he would have to ask someone else, or ... no, he couldn't go alone. It was important not to get too ahead of himself, despite the fact that he could now control his magic. He still wasn't strong enough, and when compared to someone like Serilda Sinclair, he was fairly sure he could never compare to her.

    "Y-yeah, everything's fine, it's just ... well ... can I be a bit ... personal with you, Ma'am?". Shen didn't think that she would reply with a no, not from how he had interpreted the woman's character, so he would barely wait for any answer before following up with his explanation. "To be honest ... I- ... I think that coming to the Rune Knights might have been ... I think it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I've, you know, seriously learned a lot over the past few months, and I think that this is the way to go, but I ... I just feel like ...". The young officer paused, thinking about how to put his impressions, emotions, and thoughts into words in the best way he could before continuing, "... I just feel like I'm ... not quite there yet, you know? I don't think that ... I don't think- ... it doesn't feel like I've earned where I am now. Like, I think I could ... do better than this".

    Perhaps Shen was being a little too unsure, a little too personal with his own feelings and emotions. This was his boss he was talking to, after all, and not just that. The Field Marshal was effectively one of the most well-known people in all of Fiore. He didn't know if she would even concern herself with such stupid things, but Shen decided to push on. He didn't really have anyone else to ask apart from his sister, after all, and he would avoid that if there was any other viable alternative. "I- I'm not saying that I don't want to prove my worth, o-of course, but ... I just think I need to, like ... go ahead and do that already. Like, all I've been doing so far is training a-and handling a few fringe cases where they popped up, but ... I wanna, like, go out and help people, so I started looking into jobs, and ...". Shen took a deep breath. "... And there's this one that stood out to me, but ... I- I think I'm a little too ... well, you know, ... underwhelming of a Rune Knight to go take it alone, so I was ... thinking about others who could maybe ... you know ... join me so that's- that's why I'm here". Of course, Shen had an additional reason for wanting to do this job, but he would keep that to himself for now. He didn't wanna present himself as even more pitiful than he already was if he could avoid it.

    A certain nervousness had returned, getting the request out, even in this indirect form, was already quite a lot for the young man, and he was swift to follow up with an evidently anxious stutter. "Y-you're b-busy of course, and- and I totally understand if you've got, like, b-better things to do, Field Marshal! J-just forget that I said anything!". Shen turned a little red, wondering why he had to be such a nervous wreck and stumble over his own words. This could've been so easy. Why did he have to overcomplicate things like things? Ah well, that was okay. She would just say no and he could thank her for her time and leave, pretend this never happened. Maybe he'd just have to look for Lili after all ...



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    Destroyer of Mountains


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    Haha Mountain go BRRRR (Job w/ Serilda) ShenSiggies
    Serilda Sinclair
    Serilda Sinclair

    Ice Queen


    Ice Queen

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    Lineage : Scion of the Void King
    Position : Goddess of Conviction
    Posts : 868
    Guild : Rune Knights (GM)
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    Experience : 5,044,516

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    Post by Serilda Sinclair on Thu 20 Aug - 15:56

    Seri Banner
    Conviction never shames nor condemns us.
    It calls us back to who we truly are.
    As usual, Shen was a bit on the timid side, though he seemed to have been getting better about that the longer he worked as a Knight. He seemed to put a little thought into whether or not he wished to close the door before deciding to leave it open, implying that the reason for his visit wasn’t necessarily of a personal, or at least confidential, matter. After setting the box aside, Serilda sat forward in her hair and leaned over the desk in an engaging posture, her hands clasped gently together with her forearms resting against the edge of the desk’s surface.

    After taking a moment to gather his courage, he told her everything was fine but that there was something personal he wished to discuss with her. “By all means,” she replied, encouraging him to continue. Giving him her full attention, Serilda listened as Shen haltingly explained how he felt that coming to work for the Rune Knights was one of the best things to ever happen in his life, as it had opened a number of doors for him and allowed him to learn a lot in a short amount of time. However, he didn’t feel like he’d made enough progress yet. For as well as he had been doing, he felt, by his own words, that he could do better. He wanted to do more, make more out of himself, and while he had taken great steps in that direction he obviously felt that he still had a long way to go.

    Serilda’s face was still kind, but unreadable as he spoke from his heart about his predicament, and how he had found a job that he wished to do but didn’t think he could do it on his own. He was looking for help, and Serilda got the sense that he didn’t mean that in a I’d-like-your-advice kind of way so much as him hoping that there would be someone who would actually accompany him on the job. She wasn’t entirely sure at first if he was asking her if she would personally assist him or if he was more looking for a recommendation of someone to approach about it, but when she didn’t answer right away he quickly filled in the silence with a verbal backpedal, apologizing for taking up her busy time, despite the fact that she’d already assured him that she hadn’t been in the middle of anything important.

    “Stop,” she told him gently, her tone not that of a stern superior but rather something akin to a mother or aunt encouraging him to stay out of his own head. With a soft hum of thought, she leaned back in her chair in contemplation, thinking the request over.

    And of course, Victoria felt the need to chime in, as she often did. Is this child truly a Knight? she asked skeptically. I find it hard to believe he is a soldier, let alone a sergeant. He can barely get a full sentence out in one go. How does he even manage to report to you without fainting?

    That’s enough, Victoria. Serilda waited to ensure the Nephilim actually planned on stopping before continuing on. Shen’s heart is in the right place, and he has potential.

    And potential alone was enough to land him the rank of sergeant?

    I have my reasons for promoting him.

    Hmph. The Seal wasn’t impressed, but at least knew enough of Serilda by this point not to push it. So are you going to help him then? Coward though he clearly is, I can’t say going out on a job of some kind wouldn’t be preferable to sitting here and listening to you yammer about wedding invitations all day.

    Oh, but I have so much more than just invitations to look at with you, she told the Nephilim innocently. There’s centerpieces to make, vendors to hire, flowers to pick out. I was really hoping you’d give me some feedback on the vows…

    Just accept the boy’s request already, Victoria growled.

    With a small smirk, Serilda told Shen, “Actually, I would love to help you. It’s no burden to me to invest my time and support directly with my Knights. In fact, that is my priority above all else, because I rely on the rest of you to take care of all the things that I can’t do all on my own. There is no shame in asking for help, sergeant. I need it every day from the rest of you, so it would be poor of me to not do everything in my power to ensure each of you are able to perform as efficiently and autonomously as possible -- Especially one like yourself that is clearly ready for and wanting more responsibility.”

    “However, I am going to agree to this with a singular condition: This job is your job, and I expect you to be the one to handle it. I will be there to support you and back you up, but I will not be leading the direction of its outcome. It is up to you to follow through on whatever needs to be done, and to assume responsibility for completing the objectives. As long as that sounds fair to you, then I am ready to leave whenever you are. You can fill me in on the details on the way.” The words alone sounded a bit hard on the surface, but her tone was not. She was firm in the stance but not in such a way as to be mean. It was more that she was setting this condition for a reason that she had yet to reveal to him, and was asking him to trust her. He had her support, and she would be there to catch him if he fell, but if he was wanting to take a leap then she was going to make sure he did it.

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    Serilda Sinclair



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    Post by DOPPO on Tue 13 Oct - 5:49



    Haha Mountain go BRRRR (Job w/ Serilda) WcNxoE1

    You're forgetting how far you have come



    "Can I come, or is this too personal?" said a familiar, lethargic voice of a man who sounded like he was barely trying to communicate at all. After two soft knocks, standing at the door to the Field Marshall's office was none other than one of her senior subordinates, Major General Suzuki—or Doppo, as some of his closest colleagues called him. There really wasn't much rhyme or reason to the nickname, and the origin of it was lost to even Doppo himself. He was someone who was both an open book and enigmatic, but he was one-hundred percent unaware of social cues. "...I wanted to see if you were free for lunch, but I guess I intruded on something, huh?"

    Ben Kadokawa. That was the name of the young man who was meeting with Hilda right now, and if he recalled correctly, Doppo had only met him once before. It was during his recruitment, and while the redheaded Major General didn't remember many of the finer details, he remembered Ben as being particularly timid and fumbled over his words a lot. He wasn't a very good communicator (although Doppo wasn't one to talk), but he always seemed like a hard worker and eager to do well. Even more, he was sure that Ben got promoted recently too. Even though they both worked in the same department, sometimes even Doppo glossed over people, but it seemed like Sergeant Kadokawa was working hard and seeing the fruits of his efforts if Hilda had seen anything in him at all. Her judgment was level and solid, even though Sergeant Kadokawa didn't really seem any less timid than before.

    "...Congratulations on your promotion, Sergeant Kadokawa," Doppo looked at Ben blankly, nodding softly in a gesture of acknowledgement. He wasn't quite sure what to say to people during times like these. He wasn't exactly known for being expressive, but he wasn't so cold as to not mention his achievement at all. If anything, this exchange was a lot like last time with Doppo's droning stares and Sergeant Kadokawa's... timidity. After that, he looked over to Hilda and pivoted so his body was facing the exit of the door, pointing into the hallway, "If it's just a one-on-one thing, we can get lunch another time..."

    He wasn't particularly swamped with work today, and before he knew it, he finished his last task right when he'd normally take a lunch break. There was a time where he was particularly lazy and had an awful work ethic—most prominently during his time at Sabertooth—but after spending a long time working as a Rune Knight, it sort of 'whipped him into shape' so to speak. As it turns out, Doppo was actually quite a good and useful worker. He went through paperwork almost as quickly as he went through his meals, and he became more productive in training his subordinates over time. He became a stronger mage because of the demand his line of work had for strength and discipline, but now he didn't only exercise to maintain that standard, but he started to feel off if he didn't exercise daily. As lanky and lean as he was, he was deceptively well-fit.

    Well, enough about his day. Right now, the redhead was more interested in whether or not he was going to lunch by himself, and if Hilda had any interest in bringing him along, just what exactly he prematurely agreed to come along on.


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