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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: Today at 12:33:12 PM »
As he settled back into the bed, Isao rested a hand on his chest. Hearing that Rose was willing to help him find some grounding in order to get over whatever it was that he feared, he turned to her briefly. "I would appreciate that." It was so odd that she distanced herself from him and yet she seemed to want to help him in some ways. Did something happen that would make her be this way?

He knew she wasn't overly eager to be stuck with him for a few days, but perhaps it qiuld ease some tension between them. For now, he kept himself in place as he was scolded about taking it easy before the stitches came out. "Sorry." He let her go on about what the dreams could have been caused by, though he doubted some of them were caused by his transformations.

He turned his head again when she touched his arm. He gave her a somewhat puzzled look when she gave him her real name. After a moment, he recalled that she would give him her proper name when she felt that he earned it. "That's a beautiful name," he said. Taking a deep breath, he closed his eyes.

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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 24, 2021, 07:52:04 PM »
Isao nodded. "Yes, I... am not myself when I transform. I get provoked fairly easily whenever I'm trying to fight off whoever." It certainly brought back some unpleasant memories from when he served the warlord. He reached up slightly when she winced from pulling a muscle.

As she thanked him for saving some of the children, he smiled softly. "I only did what I thought was right." Settling into the bed some, he sighed to himself. "I still have nightmares about what I've done. When I change... and I have strange dreams from time to time. I don't know how to describe them."

He had never told anyone about his dreams before. It was something he considered personal. But the strange dreams he had... he never recognized where he was. Some of the buildings' structure always looked familiar to him. The language he spoke sounded similar to his native tongue. Even a few faces in the dreams looked familiar. But he could never describe what he saw exactly.

He sighed when he heard that a storm was coming. "I suppose this gives us a chance to get to know each other better..." He turned away for a moment. "If that's alright with you."

As he tried to stretch his back, he winced and let out a soft hiss.

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Looking for More / Re: Other Ideas (Always Looking for RP Partners)
« on: January 23, 2021, 07:29:26 AM »
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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 22, 2021, 11:09:24 AM »
Isao drifted in and out of consciousness as Rose looked after the children and transported them the South Port City. It wasn't until much later when he finally stirred and put a hand to his head.

He was covered in bandages and he felt his head throbbing somewhat. A quick glance around the room was enough for him. He even saw Rose tending to her own wounds as he tried to sit up.

"I... I hope my coming didn't startle you too much," he said. "I didn't even know you'd be out there." Well, he didn't think she would be in the same area as him as he thought that she would be at another slave trader's camp. But he supposed that she made quick work of them beforehand.

Lying on his back, he began to wonder what her reaction wad when he lost control of himself. Still...

"Thank you," he said meekly, "for saving my life."

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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 21, 2021, 07:47:07 PM »
Isao continued to swing his open hands at the kidnappers, easily tearing a couple of them to shreds. As he kept on, he was struck with more arrows as he cut the rest of the men down. He continued to mutilate the bodies as he kept on with his rampage. It didn't matter if he had won the fight long before now, he was so consumed with rage that he continued to throw corpses around and let his lightning go in every which way.

Hearing Rose's voice had his falter a little as he heard her say things in the most soothing way. He soon began to lower his hands and felt himself losing all feeling in his legs. Snorting softly, he nearly collapsed as he felt himself revert to his former self. His horns and fangs began to shrink and is muscles relaxed as he started to feel himself reaching for the earth to keep his balance.

As he took deep breaths, his vision grew hazy from all the wounds he garnered while he tried to keep his head up. Soon, he collapsed at Rose's feet, too exhausted from his rampage and the blood loss he had. Still, her whispers were so melodic. Even as he lied at her feet with tattered clothes, he attempted to look up at her as if he was waiting for her to tell him that what he did was good. He just hoped that she and the children were alright.

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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 20, 2021, 12:03:02 PM »
He slipped to the other side of the camp where he dispatched four more guards and free more captives. Once he confirmed that all hostages were freed, he drew a symbol in the sand for them to simply teleport back to Okaona.

Now turning his attention to where the cave would be, he thought he caught a glimpse of Rose heading toward the same cave. Knowing that she didn't ask for his help, he simply let her be before a small cry came from a tiny caravan nearby.

"C'mon!" one of the men yelled.yel "We've already lost most of the cargo! We can't lose these Air Pirate brats!"

Isao shook his head, noticing a few small children in a cage. Taking a deep breath, he teleported to the cage and put a finger to his lips as the traders continued to argue. Slipping his fingers into one of their pockets, he fished out the key and quietly unlocked the door.

"You're gonna haveta pay for them once we reach-"

A large lightning bolt struck the man before he could finish.

Isao scooped up the children and made a run for it, teleporting from place to place in order to throw the traders off.

"Oy!"

Isao stopped by the hollow tree before setting the children down. He stumbled forward as an arrow struck his back. Before anyone could blink, he sent a wave of electricity toward the group and charged toward them, now towering at roughly nine feet with enlarged horns and fangs. His fingers grew into claws as he swung them at the traders and let out a horrible roar.

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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 19, 2021, 08:35:37 PM »
Isao went to Hikurai's room once he received the note. "You called for me?" he asked.

"Yes," replied Hikurai. "I'm afraid that I need to ask you to track down those slave traders. It seems they're not only taking our people away, but they are targeting other groups as well. We need to stop them as soon as possible."

"I can easily retract their steps as I have a map and letter of theirs."

Hikurai gave Isao a reassuring smile. "I can always count on you to be resourceful."

As Isao made quick with his packing, he found a letter from Rose. So it would seem that her people were being targeted as well.

Rose,

I fear that I do have to leave Okaona for a time to go free those kidnapped by the slave traders. I will be as careful as I can be. I will come to you if anything happens, I promise.

Unfortunately, I can't promise that I will return in one piece. I will do whatever is necessary to deal with the slave traders. If I can, I will come to you and aid you. I hope to write to you again soon.

Starlight guide your steps,
Isao


He made his way out to the city gate where he began his trek out toward South Port City. Thankfully, the map would help lead him to the slave traders' next rest stop as they would no doubt need to recuperate before going to their next target city.

Quickly teleporting to where the map showed their small hideout, he pulled a cowl over his head and began to sneak into the camp. He scanned the camp over numerous times and figured out his exit strategy as he slipped by the supply tent. With a few other spies waiting for him, he moved to where some of the captives were kept and he slit the guard's throat from behind. He signaled for two spies to come in from the back as he worked to free the townsfolk from their binds.

"Where are the others?" he whispered to a young man.

"They're on the other side of the camp," the man whispered back. "That guard said the rest would be in some cave."

Nodding, Isao had the two spies take everyone out to safety as he began to move to the other side of the camp to free more captives.

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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 18, 2021, 01:22:57 PM »
Isao was able to slip out of the palace and move about the marketplace as they were rumors that slave traders were likely afoot. He used magic similar to Rose's glamour magic to hide among the people in case he ran into his targets. Some whispers of missing loved ones here and there and a glimpse of the traders in question were enough for him to slip by and pickpocket one of them to have a map and letter in his possession. Satisfied, he quietly returned to the palace where he went over his findings. He found a letter waiting for him and read it before writing a reply.

Rose,

I know the warning had to be made. I realize I haven't gained your trust yet, so all I can do is give you my word and hope that it would be enough.

Honestly, keeping my instincts in check is easier said than done. And because of that, I hesitate to start traveling again. But yes, my only crime was freeing a woman who would have been forced to serve the soldiers in... less than savory ways. I couldn't stand by and let that happen. She only reveled in her freedom for a few shirt moments before she was met with a rain of arrows.

I am so sorry about how I went about it. It was never my intention to be insulting. And when have I ever blushed? As I recall, you're the one who does the blushing.

I'm joking, by the way.

The prince seems to think he's good at putting people together. All I can do is shoo him away and tell him that I'm not taking his suggestions. He seems to be getting a little better with it.

I'm glad that you and Gif found each other and that you two can share a special bond. It's better that he moves about freely than in a cage.

At the moment, I'm attempting to track down slave traders as they have been causing trouble and taking the locals as of late. I may ir may not have to leave the city to track them down. I will let you know.

And please, don't worry about saying too much. Nothibg you tell me will be used against you.

Fair winds find you,
Isao


As he sent the letter out, he received a short note from the courier.

Isao,

Please come see me at your earliest convenience.

Prince Hikurai

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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 17, 2021, 10:32:34 PM »
Isao managed to get his hands on the next letter when it arrived before Hikurai did as he was afraid of him wanting to barge into his love life. He a small smile on his face as it seems that the tone of her letters became gradually warmer.

With that in mind, he secluded himself in the tower for the rest of the morning.

Rose,

I know it wasn't your intention to worry me. You know I have no intention to use anything against you.

Oh, yes. Oni tend to be very protective over their mates. I learned that the hard way once, but in my defense, I wasn't trying to flirt with her. I was simply complimenting her and her husband overreacted. Frustrating is an understatement sometimes. It takes so much to fight off the instincts, and it takes so much willpower to just to keep me from losing myself. I don't blame you for steering clear. But please don't be sorry. It is just a part of my past.

Honestly, I do not know what caused me to say such things when we met. I know it sounded better in my head but... I don't know. All I know is that I found myself strangely drawn to you and I wanted to speak with you. Even now I still feel it. I don't know what it is about you, but I want to know what it is. I'll probably always be known to you as the idiot who went on about knowing you in another life.

It's alright. I know of like being vulnerable. Do not tell anyone I told you. I'll never hear the end of it. Already, the prince I serve is eager to figure out who I'm writing to. He's not convinced that you and I are only friends.

Gif scolds you? I never would have thought of that. How do familiars choose their people?

Fair winds find you. Starlight guide your steps,
Isao


He sent it without a second thought. But why would she start ending her letters with both "Fair winds find you" and "Starlight guide your steps?" What does the second one even mean?

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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 17, 2021, 08:33:09 PM »
Days went by, and Isao grew worried that Rose no longer wanted to write to him. Did something happen? Did he say something wrong? He found it hard to concentrate as he sent out ravens and various spies to carry out tasks as he pondered over what could have happened.

"Isao..." Hikurai called as he walked in with a letter. "For you, I believe."

Isao quickly took the letter from him and frantically read it over.

"Why don't I help write your next letter?"

"That's not necessary..." He located some paper before he began to write.

Rose,

I'm relieved to hear that you, Gif, and your crew are alright. I can imagine how terrifying it was to almost lose Gif, even though I don't know much about having a bond with a familiar. I hope you can get all the rest you can get.

Yes, most forget that I was born to man. And some issues have come about because of it. I have learned to move past that. That being said, I still have some difficulties with being an oni. My abilities sometimes get out of hand or my instincts of being a guardian overtake me. But that hasn't happened in sometime. I'm told that I become more intimidating at that point.

I was wondering how you passed as a human when we met. That makes sense now. I understand those... circumstances aren't fun, that is all I will say about it. But I understand the need of using magic to conceal your identity. I do that as well whenever I left the city. So long as I wasn't provoked, then things went smoothly.

Well, it is nice sentiment to believe in. It isn't overly romantic, either. Most people have a better half, I believe. It's just a matter of finding them. I... well, you know what I said before. Embarrassing and awkward as it was.

I see that both of us are where we are now thanks to someone helping us our of our situations. That is another thing we have in common. But a traveling minstrel or a Gypsy would have been an interesting pick as well. As for me... I'm not sure. I probably would have remained on the farm, although I probably would have gone off to be a sailor or a trader or... anything that let me move about from place to place. Wanting to be a spy wasn't exactly my choice, but I wasn't ready to be a soldier again so soon after escaping one warlord. You'll have to forgive me, this is the most open I ave been with anyone for some time. I feel a little vulnerable because of it.

And I see I can't decipher teasing in a letter either. My apologies. Get all the rest you can.

Fair winds find you,
Isao


"Compliment her eyes," said Hikurai.

"No," replied Isao.

"Her smile?"

"Already did..."

Hikurai pursed his lips and opened his wings slightly. "Maybe her... well, what is it that you like about her that no one else would say about her?"

Isao paused as he sent the letter out. He could think of maybe one or two things, though based on her reaction from his compliments before, it was likely unwise to try again so soon.

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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 17, 2021, 11:44:44 AM »
After a few days, just like last time, Isao received Rose's letter. He knew this because Hikurai came ambling into the war room waving it in his hand.

"I believe this is for you," he told Isao.

Isao huffed. "Thank you."

"Perhaps I can make a suggestion about what to write in the next letter."

"Not the best idea right now."

Hikurai shrugged. "Alright, but let me know if you change your mind."

Now alone, Isao took the time to read the letter over. How could he not tell that she was a Fae? He couldn't have been that oblivious when he first met her. Still, the phrase she used... a hand to hold... where had he heard that before? No one in the kingdom used it. Perhaps it was a quirk of hers.

Rose,

Home is where you feel belonging. The ship is your home, but I do not find it strange. I don't know what your life was like before you became an Air Pirate, nor will I ask you about it. That is something that should be brought it if and when you're ready to talk about it. As for finding someone here... well, all the women keep their distance or try to use me in some way, no matter if they live here or if they are visiting. I simply chose to not try and find someone for the time being. Because I wasn't born an oni, I was cast aside by women of my kind. They preferred "those who were born with a darkness about them." I find that to be nonsense. The women that have been kind always leave. Who wants to be with a man who keeps secrets all the time and can't discuss work with them?

Your letters do help some. For the time being, I feel more comfortable pursuing a friendship as pursuing a relationship hasn't worked at all in the past.

The phrase "your hand to hold" sounds familiar, but yet I don't believe I've ever heard it. Is that a common phrase where you're from? It is a nice sentiment, though.

To answer your question, yes. I come from the realm of man. I agree that the most violence comes from there but all species are capable of violence.

I have no doubt that you enjoy being a bard since you consider your crew as a family and Gif is there with you all the time. I can imagine it was difficult to learn magic on your own without much guidance. But you're a strong woman, you always find a way to figure things out.

Out of curiosity, what would you do if you weren't an Air Pirate? I'm sure you would have been something as equally interesting.

And please, Isao is just fine. You need to use my title every time.

Fair winds find you,
Isao


Sending the letter off, he sighed to himself. He wasn't getting his hopes up too soon, was he?

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Fantasy / Re: Beauty was the Beast (w/ readilliea)
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:39:27 PM »
Hearing his inquiry about what she wanted to do next, Amaryllis paused and felt her heart skip a beat. "Um... I'm not sure. Was there anything you had in mind?"

Honestly, it surprised her that he was so friendly and hadn't been scared away yet. She grew all the more hopeful.

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Fantasy / Re: When Will (M)y Life Begin?
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:36:10 PM »
"We can go to the woodsman and then try to find Wolf," Rose said. "That's a good place to start."

Rapunzel nodded, obviously saddened that Yohan felt resigned to his fate. "You know I'm not giving up on you, right?"

Rose sighed, shaking her head.

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Fantasy / Re: [M]y Jolly Sailor Bold
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:33:05 PM »
Maria continued to throw stones at Ripper before picking up a large stick and began approaching.

Ripper turned and growled at her before he felt claws dig into his eye, causing him to roar in pain and step back. He covered his eye and cowered in pain. As much as he wanted to try and rip Sirius' throat out, he now had to deal with his new injury and he suddenly backed away.

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Fandom / Re: Fragments of the World Eater (Pendragon)
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:27:26 PM »
Dagny paused when Duin requested that she didn't say Alduin. "Sure. Sorry about that." Thinking it over, she stared at the wall before looking at him. "Should I step on your foot? Maybe that will help?"

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Erick rushed after Brenna as she stormed off. "Brenna, wait!" he called.

Once they reached Eldrin's house, Brenna turned to face him and sighed. "We were in town when they ran off," she said. "I came to bring them home and go get the sword myself."

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