- Event Info:
'Have you noticed anything suspicious?' The thought was sent to her avatar spirits that were out and about, scattered all throughout Felidae City. A part of the Goddess of Ishgar didn't want to believe that anything could transpire to ruin the purpose of the grand gathering within Joya. The country was not one that she'd consider foreign to her. She had been there numerous times in the past and all of those visits were plenty pleasant. The other part of her knew better than to one hundred percent assume that everything would be fine. Joya had its own problems, and mix that in with all the other mages of the continent coming to the country for the Symposium there was bound to be an imbalance that would inevitably burst into an explosive wave of chaos. It had already begun in small doses.
Samira had decided to help out with the effort of keeping things orderly for the peace treaty signing by taking a position in the city patrol. Some might have assumed that, with her position and magical power, she would have volunteered for the honor of escorting the representatives for either Bellum or Pergrande. The young woman had no interest in that. There were those better qualified for their protection. She preferred having the protection of the entire city in mind and her magic was much better suited for covering the entirety of it. Some might have thought city patrol beneath her. That even the border defense was a step up from being a glorified mall cop. She did not, and she was determined to take it just as seriously as she would have if she were part of the other significant groups.
Her verdant gaze peered over the cliffs to take in the sights of the lush country beyond the city. She was at one of the edges of the lower city where the crowds were in no short supply. There probably was no shortage of that even in the more restricted areas of the city. Samira could hear the people around her. Arguments, debates, protests, basic worries, and conversations regarding the Peace Treaty. Curiosity, theories, suspicions. Trust came in small doses. Eventually, it all became the same noise to her. Thus far though, there was nothing to worry about. The city section she was in had nothing going on that required her to act. Just listen and keep alert. That was what her spirits were for. They were keeping their eyes and ears open in the other city sections.
'Nothing here! I even helped some of these joyans make some more signs!'
'If one more reporter asks what my position is on this treaty for their poll I will eat them.'
'You are not allowed to eat anyone no matter how annoying or disruptive they are. Is there any trouble beyond that?'
'Tsk. No. Just a minor scuffle that I broke easily. This crowd is full of weaklings. I don't even see the point of us being here. Anyone worth our time would be going after the top people. Not concerning themselves with the lowly rats.'
'She's just mad because she has to be in that form instead of her real one. Hehe.'
'Obviously. This form is wretched.'
'At least you are not surrounded by children singing about peace. I still cannot figure out what chicken and rice have to do with it.'
That was true. Kukulkan could not be in her usual winged serpent form. She was a gigantic and fearsome creature that had the honor of being the avatar of the ancient serpent god that shared the same name. Her true presence would have brought too much unwanted attention. The idea was to patrol by blending in. So spirits that could pass for the Joyan race were asked to help. Serqet, Kuku, Bastet, and Anhur. Samira herself also did her role to blend in. In fact, most would not recognize her at all. Very few had ever seen her take the form as an aspect of Sagittarius. Not only did her normally recognizable features such as hair and eye color change, but she didn't even appear human. Instead, she looked more like a horse-based Joyan. Hooves and all.
'Hmmm, I did hear something. A couple of these Joyans were whispering and acting suspiciously. I will keep my report from that brief. There are rumors that a group of rebels will attempt to enter the city. I do not yet know their true intent beyond that.'
'I see. Good job, Anhur. Everyone remain vigilant. If they are going through the trouble of sneaking into the city then it will be for a reason beyond taking part in the basic forms of protesting.'
At that moment Samira couldn't have known that her patrol group would increase. Or that Sabertooth would have an increased presence within Felidae City.
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Title Reference because I couldn't think of another title for the thread