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    Along Came A Spider

    Charlotte Chesterfield
    Charlotte Chesterfield

    Player 
    Lineage : Seductor's Touch
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    Posts : 98
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Arachnea Demon Slayer
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    Post by Charlotte Chesterfield 28th June 2021, 6:48 am

    It was so cold. Her whole body felt like an ice cube and she’d long since stopped being able to feel her hands and feet. She’d done her best to use her magic to create a kind of silk like jacket but it just couldn’t cope with such extreme temperatures. It’d never been this cold back home and the maid briefly wondered if it was a sign that she should just turn around and go back but that thought was always countered by the fear and dread that she felt when she considered it. It’d taken all of her courage to flee Minstrel and her former life and if she went back now, she’d never have the mental strength to do it again. No doubt her punishment would be severe as well for leaving, not to mention what she’d done to her home while escaping. No, she’d never go back. This was her chance to finally live as an individual rather than just one of many of her former master’s dogsbodies. The look on his face when her magic had blossomed into life was still all she could see in her mind’s eye. For so long, he’d treated her and her fellow maids as mere eye candy and servants, looking down upon them as though they were nothing but in that moment, she saw pure fear within him. He’d never been superior to her at all. He was just a man, like any other.

    Slowly moving forward, Charlotte would keep her eyes on the odd looking wolf that had been accompanying her since she’d started up the mountain. It never got too close to her but wasn’t hostile either, seeming to just be making sure that she didn’t get lost. The maid certainly appreciated that and although she’d been rather scared of it at first, she’d come to accept that it was trying to help. Right now, she could use all the friends she could get and so the red eyed young woman just did her best to try and keep up with it. Perhaps it was a sign that she was supposed to come here after all, a thought that gave her some comfort.

    That being said, there was this sense of nervousness that was building inside her. What if she wasn’t good enough to be a Silver Wolf and sent away? What if she said something stupid and ended up making a fool of herself? What if there was a bounty on her head and they forced her back home? Charlotte was already shaking from the cold but with those questions buzzing around her head constantly as well, her shaking only increased. This could all go so badly wrong. Folding her arms around her, she did her best to try and shake off the nerves but they felt like an endless tide, bashing against her fragile psyche.

    “Oops!” She suddenly shrieked, losing her balance in the snow and falling face first into the white and frigid layering. After a few moments of lying there stunned, her cheeks turned crimson with embarrassment, as well as from the cold, she’d desperately get back up to her feet again. She looked an absolute mess now, her once elegant maid’s dress now dripping wet. If her old maidly companions could see her now, they’d probably laugh her out of the castle.

    The wolf patiently waited for her to start moving again before leading her up what turned out to be the last part of the journey. Finally, a building would come into view and Charlotte almost burst into tears of joy at the sight of it. She could feel the warmth as she approached and after a brief wave farewell to the wolf, who briefly howled in reply before seeming to disappear, the grateful maid entered the building. For the moment, at least, her nervousness was overtaken by her desire to simply get warm.

    There was quite a homely feel to the place and as she stood in what seemed to be a hall of some kind, Charlotte would stand rather awkwardly in the middle of it all, a little unsure about just who she was supposed to talk to.

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    Yuvon
    Yuvon

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    Lineage : Victor's Descent
    Position : None
    Posts : 302
    Guild : Silver Woof
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 6,642

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Memory-Make
    Second Magic: Herald of the Deep
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    Post by Yuvon 28th June 2021, 9:11 am

    Huh…

    Yuvon had already written it down in one of his myriad notebooks, but the snowstorms raging about up here near the peak of the Phoenix Mountains wasn’t something random. Usually, the atmosphere was far calmer, like a quiet Christmas Eve, but there had been a clear pattern which he came to notice ever since he stepped foot into the guild hall of the esteemed guild of thesaurophiles, Silver Wolf… and that was the increase in the wind speed, snowing and wild of the storms during the arrival of every new member.

    The question was; why was that even a thing? Yuvon had long ago confirmed that it must’ve been the case; every time a new person arrives, destined to join the guild’s ranks, it happened during a snowstorm. Every. Damn. Time. He wrote it all down, so it must’ve been true, right?! He was, like… 96% sure that it was the case. Maybe the Phoenix Mountains were sentient and just knew it deep inside when a traveler intended to join Silver Wolf, but why it would act like this was still beyond his knowledge…

    He would have to figure out how to communicate with hidden, sentient entities within inanimate matter at some point. The mountains needed to let him know…!

    BUT! He had to prepare for the guest! They were probably on their way right now… he held faith in the auric wolves’ capability to guide whoever was approaching them to the guild hall, so without further ado, he readied two cups of steaming, hot chocolate. Anyone who managed to make it this far deserved a break, after all.

    And there they were… a confused, young maiden drenched in melting snow and probably shivering from the terrible cold from outside. Tsk tsk tsk, the snow was bullying her frail appearance, and Yuvon wouldn’t have any of that in the safe quarters of Silver Wolf’s hall. With a flick of his fingers, he summoned a small magic circle above his palm, orange and beaming with a pleasant glow before he launched it towards the maiden’s feet. It would duplicate as a second, identical magic circle rose upwards, before the two released waves of heat just warm enough to dry off the humidity from her unusual jacket and black-white dress underneath.

    “Fear not, fear not, I come in peace,” he messaged her before approaching the silver-haired girl, noticing the details of her dress underneath which felt very familiar, “Most people come in grinded to the bones from the cold, so you need compensation for your troubles. Please, excuse the unforgiving weather for harassing your form – it’s a defense mechanism.” Despite wearing his signature golden mask, Yuvon’s smile still emitted warmth through the mask’s holes as he held out the second cup towards her.

    “Maybe your inner self would crave for a cup of hot chocolate after a long walk? I brewed it myself, perfectly mimicking the work of our late Founder in honor of the guild you stand in as we talk…”

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    Charlotte Chesterfield
    Charlotte Chesterfield

    Player 
    Lineage : Seductor's Touch
    Position : None
    Posts : 98
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Arachnea Demon Slayer
    Second Magic:
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    Post by Charlotte Chesterfield 28th June 2021, 12:18 pm

    There was a moment where Charlotte actually thought he was attacking her and her eyes widened as the magical circle came flying towards her feet. She didn’t even have time to react and so all she could do was brace. Yet, there was no pain or burning sensation and instead she just felt a sense of warmth as she looked downwards. The chill left her, with her clothes drying out in what seemed to be mere moments. Her breathing became steady as she realised what he was actually doing and her cheeks briefly turned red again, chiding herself for thinking such a thing.

    He was quite an intimidating looking person and she was a little lost for words for a moment or two but once he actually started speaking, her shoulders relaxed. His explanation about the weather outside made sense although she did briefly wonder about who’d want to attack a guild of mages. To fight a powerful bunch of mages was surely asking for a quick defeat, in the eyes of the maid anyway. Perhaps one day she’d have the strength to defend the guild from harm although the idea of fighting at all caused mixed feelings. Whenever she was involved in combat, there was always this weird feeling that she couldn’t quite put her finger on.

    Her slayer senses instantly picked up on the glorious smell of hot chocolate and her eyes lit up with glee. “Please, Sir, I’d love a cup,” she finally said, her voice gentle and quiet, still a little nervous. Her Minstrel accent was strong, a fact that she hoped wouldn’t put her in bad stead. She honestly had no idea about her homeland's reputation outside its borders. All she’d heard was what her master said, which was that Minstrel was simply superior to all other countries. Somehow, Charlotte didn’t believe that. Not after growing up there.

    She spent a second simply admiring the well decorated room, before returning her gaze to him and introducing herself, naturally performing a curtsy at the same time. “My name is Charlotte Chesterfield and I was hoping that maybe I could join the Silver Wolves.” The maid wished that she could sound more confident but she still felt as though she was standing on egg shells. “I admit that I’m still getting used to my magic and I don’t fully understand it yet but I’ll do my best to train and get stronger, if that’s what the guild needs me to do.”

    She paused for a moment and then opened up a little more. “I’ve...only just come to Fiore and I admit that I don’t really know what I’m going to do. I left everything behind in order to come here and everything here seems new and strange to me. I feel...lost. I’ve spent my whole life working as a maid for a Minstrel noble and that’s all I know what to be. I heard that Silver Wolf likes to think of their members like they are all a part of a pack and I...I’d like to be a part of the pack too.”

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    Yuvon
    Yuvon

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    Lineage : Victor's Descent
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    Posts : 302
    Guild : Silver Woof
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    Experience : 6,642

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Memory-Make
    Second Magic: Herald of the Deep
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    Post by Yuvon 29th June 2021, 12:58 am

    Aww, she gladly accepted his cup of hot chocolate like an exhausted track runner aiming for a fresh bottle of water. Yuvon was glad to be of service, but he immediately noticed her strong accent-

    Oh, by Shezzar and his crazy antics, that accent brought back memories. Yuvon had spent a good amount of time here in Fiore, so his accent had honestly died down and he had adopted a more Fiorian way of speech, but once upon a time, he shared her voice. He, too, was a Minstrelian… and she must’ve been one too. There was no doubt. Yuvon could tell just from that one sentence of gratitude, and it brightened his face behind that mask of his. This ought to have been intriguing; first Remi, and now this silver beauty had reunited with their fellow Minstrelian in this guild hall. “W-Well, glad to see that you haven’t lost your tongue out there! Hahahahahahaaaaaa…!” he joyously laughed.

    He immediately held his notebook out and opened a new page; he’d been trying to write some biographies of members in the guild, and she would happen to occupy his new page in it. The storm was right; she did want to join Silver Wolf, just like he predicted! “Oooh? What a delicate name you bear,” he complimented her, scribbling down her name as the top of the page, “Don’t mind me, I like to keep track of useful information among my fellow guildmates. Just a few keywords…” He wasn’t being entirely truthful; a full-body portrait of Charlotte in her present wear was no mere keyword, after all. However, in case if she were to get lost and outside help was necessary, then a proper portrayal of her embodied in something easily portable would prove useful.

    Also, he liked drawing. One can’t help with his interests, after all.

    She sounded like one who had just discovered her arcana and wanted to master it, a curious soul who wanted to see just how far she could push her magical gift. “Mhmm, mhm, you may not be able to sense it just yet, BUT-“ he spoke up all dramatically, “With my many years of profession with mana sensory and arcana detection, I can tell with certainty and authenticity backing me up that you possess quite the dormant prowess begging to burst out… but one cannot rush getting stronger; if you’re willing to take your time, then you will see.” He refrained from informing her of the back-tingling feeling that he got from the aura emitting from her; it felt very strange, like very, very small needles- no, the ends of threads poking your skin, almost tickling you all so slightly. He shrugged it away, not wanting to bombard her even more…

    As of now, Yuvon held no qualms about letting her join the guild, but he was a humble Scholar; the authority of accepting new members befell the Betas and their Alpha, the illustrious Guild Mistress Leona Jarnefeldt. However, she would begin to dig into her journey before coming here, and Yuvon would intently listen to her experience.

    She appeared to feel lost, having left her home and everything she used to own, everyone she used to know, to then become a foreigner and stranger among the million civilians of this country. Most foreigners would feel like that upon their first days here, but it came as a surprise to Yuvon that she used to be a maid… for a Minstrelian noble.

    Even if it wasn’t aimed at her, the anger leaking through the holes of his mask was visible. ‘Minstrel’ and ‘noble’ were two innocent words that created such a sickening combination together, a combo that brought none but the most vomit-worthy memories back to Yuvon’s psyche from the very corners of his mind where he swore they would be locked away indefinitely. However, his seething anger was easily quenched in compassion from Charlotte’s simple wish of wanting to be part of their pack. She… she must’ve been very lonely…

    His anger had made him a little sensitive to this change in emotion, in which he actually began sobbing. Tears streamed out of the mask’s eye holes, and without warning, he was next to her and rubbing his cheek against hers as his arms embraced her without pause. “Oooooooooooooh, oh dear, oh dear, you must’ve been through so much!!!” he cried, thinking that she must’ve been through her own ordeals akin to some of the trouble he faced as a member of Minstrelian nobility, “Toi aussi, ma sæur? Were you wronged by your master too? Knows the wickedness of nobility no bounds?!” There was no way that Yuvon would allow her to return empty-handed now; he would try his best to make sure that his fellow sister joined their ranks, if what he thought really was the case.

    The worst kinds of scenarios that he could come up with included having been violated by her master in any way. She didn’t feel like the typical ‘high-up-their-own-asses’ Minstrelian, and perhaps Yuvon was overreacting – who knew, maybe she just became bored and wanted to explore Earthland – but something told him that she had been through her own fair share of trouble… there was just something on her face, her form and posture, the fact that a Minstrelian bothered climbing all the way up here to start anew, her quick craving for the cup of hot chocolate that felt more than just because of the storm outside, the fact that she stated to have left everything behind which, by the way, no stuck-up Minstrelian would ever even think of doing, and also the hidden cuteness behind her whole scene that beckoned him to embrace her. She felt like a person who needed a hug, in the end.

    “I’m sure the Guild Mistress will accept your plead and let you join, ma sæur! You have nothing to worry about…!” he promised, once again revealing his Minstrelian language – just ‘cause he didn’t possess the same accent anymore didn’t mean that he had forgotten his mother’s tongue. He would never forget… but he would remember that his arms and chest were now holding onto the fine, silky threads of her jacket and kind of sticking onto it very strongly. As he pulled himself back, he noticed the threads hanging on and feared that he might’ve ruined her strange jacket. “… *sniff* I-I dare guess that I’ve… accidently gotten myself s-stuck on your textile…”

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    Charlotte Chesterfield
    Charlotte Chesterfield

    Player 
    Lineage : Seductor's Touch
    Position : None
    Posts : 98
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Arachnea Demon Slayer
    Second Magic:
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    Along Came A Spider Empty Re: Along Came A Spider

    Post by Charlotte Chesterfield 30th June 2021, 9:42 am

    Charlotte wasn’t quite sure what to make of his desire to take down notes about her. It made sense, she supposed but just what was he going to do with the information? It gave her a few moments of worry but he didn’t seem to be a nasty man and so she just didn’t comment about it, letting him note down what he wished to. Still, she hoped that he wasn’t going to record anything too personal about her. It wouldn’t be proper, after all and over the years, she’d become rather obsessed with everything being prim and proper. Perhaps that obsession would be of benefit to Silver Wolf? She hoped so anyway.

    His words regarding her desire to grow stronger brought a smile to her face. She’d half expected to have been talked down to because of her lack of knowledge and skill but much to her relief, he only gave her encouragement. It helped her to relax a little more and she nodded her head in response to his advice. She knew that it was going to be a long road but it was one that she desperately wanted to follow, not minding how long it took. There was so much that she had yet to see or do, both magically and in life and now that she finally had the chance to grow, the maid wanted to grasp it with both hands.

    Taking a sip of her hot chocolate, the crimson eyed woman was starting to feel more comfortable but that feeling was rather swiftly knocked aside at his reaction to his story. He came towards her quickly and pulled her into an embrace, almost causing her to spill her drink. The man was shaking with tears and as he started to speak in the Minstrelian language, her eyes widened. It couldn’t have been the case that he just knew about her homelands way of life from second hand information, his reaction was far too raw for that. He knew first hand and as he held her, her eyes began to water too, as her own memories began to flood through her mind. All those years of humiliation, neglect and pain began to burst out of her and she started to shake. She couldn’t answer his questions at first, struggling to find the words, as well as keeping herself in one piece. He’d suffered as she had and she could feel the deep seated anger that fuelled his tears.

    To hear that she'd more than likely be accepted into the guild was a massive relief to her but it was difficult to feel much of anything but the sadness that they shared at that moment. He’d eventually pull away although not without taking a few strands of silk along with him. Tearfully, she’d look down briefly at her self made jacket, before taking another sip of her drink to try and help steady herself.

    “I’m...I’m sorry about that,” she shakily said, “This jacket was an attempt to shield myself from the cold. It’s made of spider’s webbing, one of the elements that I’m able to use. I’m the...the Arachnae Slayer or at least that’s what I think my magic is. When my powers first blossomed, I heard a voice inside my head, silky and confident, who encouraged me to stand up and defend myself…”

    The girl fell silent for a short time, wondering if she should speak about her past any longer but in the end, she reasoned that if she was ever going to move on then she would have to. If she couldn’t talk about it with someone who’d experienced a torrid time in Minstrel as she had, then who could she talk to?

    “My...master was wicked, yes,” Charlotte eventually admitted, “He treated all of us who worked for him horribly but he seemed to have a particular grudge against me. No matter what I did, it was never enough for him. If I cleaned a room from top to bottom, he’d simply come in and point out the smallest flaw and order me to reclean it. If he couldn’t find any problems, he’d throw a hot drink against the wall and then order me to redo the whole thing. When he brought his friends back to the castle for a ball or social occasion, I’d be given the most degrading task and sometimes he’d...he’d deliberately humiliate me in front of them just to make them laugh. I was nothing to him and he made sure that I knew that every day. Every time I heard a door slam, I’d jump a foot in the air out of fear, knowing that he was about to punish me for something, whether I’d done anything wrong or not. Fear was all I knew and it truly...ruled my life.”

    Charlotte couldn’t say anymore then and buried her face in her cup, desperately drinking as much of the lovely liquid as she could, the tears still flowing.

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    Yuvon
    Yuvon

    Player 
    Lineage : Victor's Descent
    Position : None
    Posts : 302
    Guild : Silver Woof
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 6,642

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Memory-Make
    Second Magic: Herald of the Deep
    Third Magic:

    Along Came A Spider Empty Re: Along Came A Spider

    Post by Yuvon 3rd July 2021, 7:40 am

    He quickly noticed the anxiety rise in her the moment he expressed himself. Perhaps, it would’ve been for the better if he kept his words short and played clueless, if just to spare her feelings… but he also thought that relating to her could help. It was a gamble, really.

    He’d gently stroke her silver-shiny hair in an attempt to calm her down while achieving some spicy new information about her jacket; it sure looked like the silky web from a spider, but to think that she made it was quite noteworthy! She stated to have gained control over the element of spiderweb, coupled to her title as the Arachnae Slayer. “A-Arachnae… wait, there’s a whole Magic dedicated to killing spiders?” was his weird question, indeed, as he pondered over the name and web, “… Hehe, you sure you didn’t intend that pun? Silky, am I right? Right? I’m sure I’m right…”

    Upon hearing of her pathetic master, her wicked ex-lord, Yuvon made a mental checklist on all the terrible attributes a Minstrelian master could possess… yup, they were all ticked off and even more. What a sick fuck… even Yuvon’s father, the bane of his existence, had genuinely never spited Yuvon himself… at least not beyond letting this abominable body take root in this world in the first place via his unforgivable sin caused against the poor librarian’s mother. Yes, yes, Yuvon hated his father on behalf of his mother, and that was justified if you knew the whole story…

    “… Fear no more, Charlotte,” he assured her after wiping his own tears and trying to fetch up a handkerchief for her to wipe her eyes with, “Today, no more sorrow or grief shall befall you! Our esteemed Guild Mistress or one of her Betas will be here soon, but while your recruitment is guaranteed, you still have a lot of baggage to sort out! And yet, I see that you have decided to keep your maid’s uniform with you, despite your tale… it’s been years since I saw that model.” If he remembered correctly, his uncle who was born out of wedlock – perhaps his best memory of an actual father figure in his childhood, given that he scorned his father like the pest from the moment he could talk – was aided in his household by a maid wearing an almost identical uniform. Since it was Minstrel, those dresses came in all different styles – some weren’t even the classical black-and-white, but he had eyes for detail, that masked fella…

    “Perhaps… your maidly status gave you an inner strength to withstand the atrocities of your former master, no? Or was it due to a good relation with your colleagues? It’s seldom farfetched that maids get along with each other.”

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    Leona Jarnefeldt
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    Along Came A Spider Empty Re: Along Came A Spider

    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt 5th July 2021, 9:19 pm

    -Silver Wolf Guild Hall, outside the guild cafe-

    Wearing her green, white, and gold outfit with black bike shorts on underneath the skirt, Leona emerged from the guild cafe with a cup of coffee in her right hand. She was wanting a cup of coffee and decided to get one before she tried to figure out what personal project of hers she wanted to pursue. There was learning the language of Midi, there was looking for magical ingredients for a new weapon, there was studying for a GED test, and there was learning computer programming. There was a lot for Leona to do with her spare time, but she just could not muster the will to do any of those things.

    The project Leona was most interested in pursuing was making a new weapon because she would almost always need a weapon, but there were a couple things preventing her from pursuing it.

    First, she would need magical ingredients that were not exactly easy to come by. Second, she felt like it would be a waste of time to make a magic knife or sword when the time spent making them would be better spent on getting more modern weapons like a conventional handgun or a laser pistol. However, she could justify a new knife more than she could a new sword because in her experience a knife made a good backup weapon. A magic knife would make a very good backup weapon. She was hoping to make a magic knife with armor-piercing properties so that her backup weapon would pack more of a punch against armored opponents.

    With her cup of coffee in her right hand, Leona started to make her way towards her personal room when she felt two magic signatures in the guild hall and decided to check them out. Since she had no idea of what she wanted to do yet, she would see what was going on and go from there.

    -Silver Wolf Guild Hall-

    Leona walked towards the magic signatures and eventually found their sources. One of them was a silver-haired young woman in a black and white dress. The other was longtime guild member Yuvon Mu-Myu. Leona looked at them and noticed that Yuvon had two cups of hot chocolate, one for the stranger and one for himself. Leona did not need hot chocolate because she had coffee and in her opinion coffee was the best drink for cold weather.

    The silver-haired stranger was obviously cold and miserable, but it was not just the cold weather that had her in a miserable mood. It was something else besides the cold, something that Leona did not know yet. Taking a sip from the cup and deciding that it was time to introduce herself, Leona walked towards them and spoke.

    "Hi there. What's going on?" Leona asked the two people. That was not the best introduction she could have made, but Leona did not feel like standing on ceremony right now. There would be plenty of time to amaze the silver-haired stranger with her exalted titles later.

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    Charlotte Chesterfield
    Charlotte Chesterfield

    Player 
    Lineage : Seductor's Touch
    Position : None
    Posts : 98
    Guild : Silver Wolf
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Arachnea Demon Slayer
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    Along Came A Spider Empty Re: Along Came A Spider

    Post by Charlotte Chesterfield 6th July 2021, 11:53 am

    The maid flinched as his hand touched her head but as she came to realise that he was simply trying to comfort her, Charlotte relaxed a little and let him do so. It was becoming harder to speak and the tears weren’t stopping, her sadness coming to the surface, after having desperately tried to hold it in for so long. He seemed curious about her magic and she tried her best to answer, her voice still clearly shaky, “Not just any spider but the queen of spiders. When I...made my escape from my master’s mansion, I took on the form of the creature. It was the strangest feeling I’d ever felt before. For the first time in my life, he...was afraid of me. It was like I...I fed off his own fear and it made me stronger. My whole lower body turned to that of a massive black spider and my fear seemed to melt away. When I was in that form, I felt more confident but as soon as it faded, all of the fear came back and I ran for my life. It’s like I said before, I still don’t know all of the abilities that my magic possesses.”

    He soon moved on to comment about her story and outfit, with the maid gratefully accepting the handkerchief when it was offered to her. By now, her eyes were completely red and blotchy, with the silver haired girl complete and utterly ashamed of herself for bursting into tears so easily. She’d spent so long trying to psyche herself up while walking up the mountain and yet her resolve had broken the moment she’d touched on her own past. His words were a comfort to her but her own self doubt was clouding things. How on Earthland would she ever be able to go out on a job or protect people if she was going to burst into tears at the first sign of trouble? “It’s all I have to wear,” she admitted bitterly, “We weren’t paid or given any casual clothing. He just said that having us wear this always made him feel better, His eyes were always wandering.” She shivered then and fell silent once more.

    She wasn’t quite sure how to answer his last suggestion at first and had to think for a bit. “None of my colleagues were particularly friendly but that was because they were just as scared as I was but knew that if his focus was...on me then they’d be safe. They never tried to do anything to help me. The only reason I was able to get away was due to my form change. He was even more horrible than usual that night and something inside me just snapped. One moment, he was on top of me and the next....I was standing over him...my hands around his throat.”

    Charlotte jumped a little as she heard another voice and turned to see a blonde haired woman approaching, offering both herself and the masked man a greeting. She was a beautiful lady and even though the spider slayer wasn’t an expert on sensing magical power, she couldn’t miss the powerful aura that was coming from the coffee drinking woman. The red eyed maid had never felt anything like it before and she shivered again, before bending her knees, curtseying. “I’m sorry if my crying disturbed you, Madam. I was telling my tale and couldn’t stop myself from bursting into tears. I’ve...had a rough time and am feeling rather lost. I’d hoped to join the Silver Wolves but I’ve...not made a very good impression. My name is Charlotte Chesterfield.”

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    Yuvon
    Yuvon

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    Post by Yuvon 22nd July 2021, 12:19 pm

    Hmhhhhhhhhhh!

    That there was such a creature as a ‘Queen of Spiders’ raised his intrigue hundredfold. Maybe her miserable past invoked the empathy of an otherworldly being that granted her such a transformation as a means of self-defense! That would be very much akin to many Minstrelian folktales, as ironic as that would sound given the norm of Minstrelian high abusing their subordinates. Damn…

    Gladly, she did take the handkerchief and lift a bit of her worries. It was saddening to hear that the maid dress was her only outfit now, but at least it still looked very good on her, right? … Maybe he shouldn’t say that, given her next words about her Master’s reasoning behind her having worn it. She had a lot of burdens, and it would inevitably affect her life and, moreso, her interactions with other people. Would she be able to overcome her past someday?

    … Well, with the help of Yuvon, anything was possible! ANYTHING!!!

    He couldn’t help but gulp in worry, getting to know more details about her last encounter with her previous Master. She… if not for her transformation, she would’ve been broken that time. Even Yuvon’s heart ached in pain at the mere imagination, but thankfully, the mistress Leona and her entry lifted his spirits. Ohhhhh, dear Charlotte was beside herself and excused her sobbing, but Yuvon wouldn’t have any of that excusing!!!

    “L-Leona!” he almost cried out, clapping his hands as tears dropped out of his mask, “In the end, it is within your authority as the Alpha of Silver Wolf, but I know that you’re an exceptionally selfless patron, so may you heed my request? I strongly suggest that you let my Drapeau Soeur join our ranks… a-actually, Charlotte! If you can transform into your aforementioned state, then that would be most delightful…!” He would even grab Charlotte’s hands and hold them together like a hopeful father, both hoping to see her transformed state as well as letting Leona know just what Charlotte is capable of…

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    Post by Leona Jarnefeldt 23rd July 2021, 10:24 pm

    Leona looked at the silver-haired youth and listened to her apologize if the latter's crying had disturbed her. She then saw the youth bend her knees and curtsy. The blonde's face turned red from embarrassment. She did not expect shows of subservience whenever she entered the room.

    "It's OK, Charlotte. You didn't disturb me at all. I was just getting some coffee. And you don't have to curtsy to me." Leona told the silver-haired youth. Leona was not doing anything important at the time. She was just thinking about whether she should commit the time and effort to finding magical ingredients with which to make a new knife, but that was not something that demanded her undivided attention. It was a personal project of hers that was an effort to actually do something related to the guild mission, but it could safely be set aside at any point.

    Besides, Leona already had two knives that were perfectly serviceable. She did not need to hurry and make a new one right this instant. She needed to take her time and find exactly the right ingredients she needed to make the effect she wanted the new knife to have.

    Leona recalled the explanation Charlotte had given for her behavior and was glad that she had not said anything other than a simple greeting and a simple question. Charlotte had explained that she had had a rough time and was feeling lost. She also stated that she was hoping to join Silver Wolf.

    Leona then turned to Yuvon, a longtime guild member who had been a member of Silver Wolf for even longer than Leona. He had implored her to let his "Drapeau Soeur" join Silver Wolf. Leona did not know what exactly a "Drapeau Soeur" was, but she was fairly sure that it had to do with Charlotte. The Wizard Saint did not see any reason why Charlotte could not join the guild.

    "I don't have any problem with Charlotte joining Silver Wolf." Leona said to Yuvon directly and Charlotte indirectly. Moments later she recalled the masked mage asking the silver-haired youth if she could transform into her "aforementioned state." Leona was not sure what exactly that meant, but she was going to do her best to find out.

    "Aforementioned state? What's Yuvon talking about?" Leona asked Charlotte in a non-confrontational manner.

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    Charlotte Chesterfield
    Charlotte Chesterfield

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    Post by Charlotte Chesterfield Yesterday at 5:40 am

    As she listened to Yuvon and Leona talk to each other, it clicked in Charlotte’s mind as to just who the blonde woman was, resulting in her nerves returning in full force. The coffee drinking woman was the leader of Silver Wolf and despite how friendly she was acting, the spider slayer couldn’t help but feel slightly awed by her. Still, she took a few deep breaths and tried to collect herself, focusing on what the two guild members were saying to her. The maid’s confidence was in tatters by now and she did feel a little weak in the knees after crying so much.

    Yet, a small window of sunlight seemed to burn through her unhappiness as Leona seemed to be happy with the maid joining the ranks of the guild and Charlotte felt a slight sense of relief at that. She had truly feared that she’d blown her chance, due to her embarrassing show of weakness and yet, that didn’t seem to have been the case at all. Perhaps she’d focused too much on the negatives, assuming that all guilds were based on strength alone. Maybe her desire of simply wanting to join because she wished to find a family was enough after all? For a moment or two, a smile crossed her maidly features.

    Until Yuvon mentioned her using her powers in front of himself and the Alpha, as he had referred to Leona as. The smile faded and for a few moments, she felt rather reluctant to do as he asked but after dwelling on it, she decided that perhaps it would be for the best if she did. Better to face any scrutiny now then later and what could they say that her master hadn’t said before about her?

    Before she did so, the silver haired girl turned to the guildmaster and meekly said, answering her question. “My slayer magic allows me to take on the form of the Arachnea herself, the queen of spiders and the source of my powers. It’s not a state that I’ve taken on often and I’m still not quite sure just what it's capable of but I hope that in time, I will. I’m still coming to terms with my magic and figuring out how it all works but I...I will take on the form now, if it will please you both.”

    Taking a deep breath, Charlotte would attempt to tap into her powers, allowing them to come to the surface and fuse with her. A pitch black aura would burst from her, surrounding and seeming to embrace the meek mage, before enveloping her completely. Once that stage was reached, the aura began to expand in size, while inside it, Charlotte began to change form. The whole process would take about a minute or so but when it ended, the maid would certainly appear differently to Leona and Yuvon. From the waist up, she would appear to be the same but her lower body and legs had turned jet black and become spider-like in appearance, giving her the appearance of the creature of legend. She stood at between seven and eight feet and was able to look down on her hopefully future guildmates.

    For a moment, she didn’t say anything, before asking in a rather anticlimactic way. “...So, what do you think?”

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