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Gaelin Xyrneiros

"Let's me think... Aether is the bases for magic. It's life blood if you will"

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a character in “The Eternally Shattered Soul”, as played by Nero D Lucifer

Description

Gaelin Xyrneiros








GENERAL INFORMATION

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Gender
Male

Race
Elf

Nickname(s)/Alias(es)
Gael, Flame

Age
Chronological: 300+ | Physical: 30

Dominant Hand
Right handed


Face Claim
Harvest King/Ignis (Harvest Moon Animal Parade)

Role
Magician/Wizard



APPEARANCE

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Height
6'1"

Weight
150 lbs

Build
Lithe

Hair Color
Orange

Eye Color
Orange

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings
Apart from afew scars he received during his training in the magical art Gaelin is free of any markings.

Description
Gaelin would be considered tall if he were a human but as he is a pure blooded elven male, he is of standard height and weight. His Lithe form is reminiscent of the elves from over three hundred years ago while his orange hair, and radical orange eyes signify his strong affinity to the Aether and the blazing element of fire.

Preferred Clothing
Because of his age Gaelin wears robes that are rarely worn in current times. He has a very strong aversion to wearing shoes or even sandals claiming that they're an unnecessary in the magical arts and would hinder his connection the worlds Aether. Each piece of jewelry Gaelin wears is embedded with a strong spell that causes them to increasingly gain weight should any one other then himself be in possession of them, it's currently unknown just how heavy each piece of jewelry can go.




Abilities

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Skills
Magic|| His old age and constant experimentation with bending Aether to his will has given Gaelin quite the unique experience with using magic. While he isn't as powerful as a Dragon or even Dragon Maiden, he can still be quite dangerous and will often warn people to steer clear when he's in his experimenting moods.

Common Spells|| "Is there anything really to say about these spells just come naturally to me no point trying to explain it."

Black flames|| "Seek out my enemies and burn them to ashes. Fethramotenu!" Gaelin created this spell in order to kill a necromancer and the undead horde they had gathered. The spell itself if a mixture of flame and shadow magic, capable of clinging to it's target and cremate them from the inside out causing a rather frightening sight of black fire erupting from every part of the victims body.

Crimson Light|| "Illuminate the land. Fethravrasto!" Not meant for offence rather more supportive. This spell is a mixture of flame and light magic it produces a gentle heat while lighting up a thirty meter radius.

Phoenix Burst|| "Fethnograns! Flame's protection." A protective spell capable of melting swords as well as injure the attacker who attempts to pass through the fiery barrier.

Strengths
Magic|| "Funny that a mage being good at magic who would have thought it possible... That was sarcasm if you were wondering"

Analysis|| "Finding an opponents weakness is only part of the battle."

Athletics|| "Honestly one of the greater advantages of being an elf or spry forms are highly flexible."

Weaknesses
Physical Combat|| "Honestly a physical confrontation has never been a concern of mine. I'm rarely ever on the front lines to get any practice in hand to hand combat."

Over Confidence|| "What are you talking about I'm as humble as a hawk roosting" Gael isn't exactly well, he thinks highly of his own skill often bragging about how one spell he casts will be enough to topple a platoon of hired mercenaries.





MENTALITY

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Oddities
Ear Waggles|| "Making fun of an elf's ears is a declaration of combat so unless you want to east fire I suggest not speaking about this topic." Over the centuries Gael has been alive he has learned often by people telling him that his ears often betray he true feelings.

Mumbling|| "If I were to use this spell and combine it with..." Gael always seems to be thinking of how he can combine spell if his mumbling is to be taken at face value.

Likes
Books|| "I do believe I saw a book store somewhere around maybe I'll take a look." Especially books that revolve around the research of magic and the many uses it has in modern life.

Human Food|| "Say what you will about those short lived humans their food is quite delicious." Gael has quite the pallet for human cuisine and will go out of his way to eat his fill of it.

Dragons|| "Think about it dragons are immortal as well as the only creature capable of bestowing magic to people who normally wouldn't have enough Aether to even cast a single simple spell." Needless to say this borders on obsession.

]Dislikes
Monsters|| "They're not natural and thanks to the growing corruption these creatures have become more common then when I was young."

Weapons|| "Barbaric how can anyone handle such tools, I personally prefer to use magic." Simple case of mage v soldier nothing much to it.

Demons|| "Corrupted humans, elves, and beastkin what is there not to dislike." While he is curious about how a demon is mad or formed Gael doesn't have any appreciation to the abominations as a whole.

Hobbies
Reading|| "I prefer books that have facts done by certified mages... Although I'm not opposed to reading about anything fictional even I can see the appeal to those kinds of books."

Sleeping|| "You realize magic is one hell of a energy zapper right unless you have god like amounts of Aether coursing through your body then good luck staying awake after some high level spells."

Phobia(s)
Murophobia|| "Nope nope nope... Filthy disgusting vermin keep them away from me."

Sexuality
Heterosexual

Personality
Gael is the life of the party almost every where he goes usually treating fellow patrons of the taverns he frequents to a round of hard liquor. It's even stated by bartenders of those same taverns he will even start singing up a storm at least until everyone else joins in on the merriment by then he's usually so drunk he passes out.

Many of Gael's drinking buddies will say that this elven man is extremely confident bordering dangerously on over confidence. he will make bets on who can beat him in games of will and magic, usually coming out the winner and making one new enemy every night. His over confidence has cause Gael to find himself on the side of the road sometime even naked forcing the elf to walk around for miles without even a scrap of clothing. At this point he got enchantments attached to his clothed which would cause each piece much heavier should somebody other then himself attempt to carry them.

Despite having lived for centuries Gael is a highly curious elf always trying to put his nose into places it probably shouldn't be in the first place. But this is also a very endearing part of him, because although he is over three hundred years old he will act like a child who get's excited about the smallest detail if it's new (just be careful if he get's over excited). Many would chalk it up to Gael being a mage so he wants to know everything and how it works, while the opposite is true as well. Because of his mostly sheltered up bringing in the elven kingdoms he finds learning about human culture (especially their food) to be quite refreshing.




BACKGROUND

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Family
Cohnal Xyrneiros|| Father|| Alive 400+

Salihn Caifir|| Mother|| Alive 400+

Personal History
Gael's history would take too long to recall. So a long story short he remembers when the last Elven king rose to power how he was killed and just how long the Blood War truly lasted.




OTHER


Thoughts on other

Love interest
(For those interested in this stuff)

So begins...

Gaelin Xyrneiros's Story

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nero Dalmascer Lucifer Character Portrait: Celica Hallowtide Character Portrait: Gaelin Xyrneiros Character Portrait: Lyern Teys'lithar
  1. Gaelin is asleep by the time the sun rises

    2017-06-23 22:21:43 by Nero D Lucifer

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Gaelin Xyrneiros

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Looking up at the ceiling inside the room of the inn he had taken for the night Nero lied on the bed limbs splayed across the mattress. "It's been so long since I've slept in an actual bed that I almost forgot what it's like." He said through a big yawn. "Any way it's been a long day so I really should go to sleep early since it'll be an even longer day then usual tomorrow." With another big yawn sleep slowly over took his mind. Although the night had a very different plan then a peaceful sleep for the tired young man.

Through out the night Nero kept tossing and turning while he eyes flitted about under their lids causing the young warrior to wake several times clutching the sides of the bed as though it was the only thing keeping his body from floating away. "Gods either I've gotten so used to sleeping on a bed roll... or it might be nearing that day..." he said to himself rolling onto his side before trying to make himself fall asleep once again, but to no avail. Now with a heavy sigh Nero kicked the sheets off himself as his eyes wandered around the moon light dowsed room. As he swung his feet off the bed Nero began to yawn letting his feet guide him to his semi neat pile that was his equipment covered by his shirt. "I should clear my head, perhaps the fresh air can calm my nerves." as he let the sentence sink in Nero simply shook his head as he put on his shirt.

Once he was finished dressing himself Nero reached for his sword as to mount it to his hip, only making afew adjustments so it would sit comfortably. "If anything I can get a handle on this town maybe find a book store." finally contempt with how he looked the young warrior left his room leaving the arm platemail on the floor fully intending to return after he had time to clear his head. Once out of the room Nero began to glance up and down the hall way he was standing in before making his way to the stairs afew loose planks creaking under his feet the entire way. "Oh Sir Nero are you leaving now 'tis still the middle of the night it is!" the Inn keeper called waving Nero over. "No I fully intend to return I'm just going for a short walk to clear my thoughts." he replied stepping away from the counter towards the door.

Letting the cool air touch his skin Nero placed his left hand upon the pommel of his sword while scratching his head trying to plan out what he was going to do for the evening. 'First to clear my head, then perhaps I can find a good black smith who can help do a small maintenance for my platemail, then maybe off to a book store.' nodding to himself the young warrior headed down the main street, glancing over at displays each time he passed a store.

After spending a decent amount of time wandering through the town Nero began to make his way back to the inn only stopping briefly when a elf with orange hair waved him down. "My apologies for interrupting your walk young man but could you point me in the direction of the inn here?" he asked sounding as though the elf didn't want to somehow upset Nero. "I'm just heading back there myself perhaps I can guide you." he said waving his hand in a gesture for the elf to follow.

"I must warn you though the inn is run mostly by humans, so you might find some prejudice with your stay, and may be asked how long you intend to stay and even pressured to leave sooner then you intend. Don't put any mind to it their still pretty crossed with the concept of having a truce with elves." Nero pointed out after walking in an uncomfortable silence for several minutes. "Right I'll do my best to keep that in mind." the elf replied with a confident under tone in his voice this time.

"Any way I fully intend to leave town soon sir... I'm sorry but could you give me your name?" This caught Nero off guard causing him to lightly stumble over his feet before catching himself and straightening out. "It's typically polite manners to introduce your self before asking for another's name." he said shifting his feet to avoid tripping again. "Right I suppose human culture is quite different from my own, you see in elven nations the younger must introduce themselves before the elders." the elf stated before falling silent. "I suppose the difference in culture would make me seem out of line... Either way my name's Nero Dalmascer, and who might you be?" he said turning the question back towards the elf. "You may call me Gaelin Xyrneiros." Gaelin answered falling back into the awkward silence until they reached the inn.

"Here we are. I'm going to turn in and try to get some sleep for the night." Nero pointed out waving at Gaelin as he watched the elf go to the Inn keeper to rent himself a room before disappearing up the stairs and back to his room.


The Next Day



As the sun shined through drawn curtains Nero began blinking the sleep from his eyes before getting out of bed and rubbing his shoulder. "Another restless night maybe I should have asked for something that could help keep me a sleep." he sighed walking over to the water basin dipping his cupped hands in and splashing the refreshingly cold water on his face. "Wow that's cold!" he gasped shaking the water from his hair before dipping his hands back into the basin and bringing them back up cupped and filled with water to his lips taking a small drink and letting the remaining water splash back into the container before flicking the remaining drops of water off his fingers.

After he finished washing up and rearranging his rather limited wardrobe so it sat comfortably on his person Nero began lacing his boots. "I still can't believe that today roughly ten years ago today. Though I wish I could forget and just act like it didn't happen but that's only in my dreams." Stretching his arms over his head Nero walked out the door. "My reality isn't full of happy endings rather it's just a twisted road filled with sink holes when I believe I make head way something just pulls me deeper." He sighed shaking his head rather violently causing his hair to whip around.

"No I made a promise that I would keep fighting until the day I can't fight any longer." Slapping himself afew times Nero made his way down stairs before handing the key to his room over to the keep. "Thank you for your patronage, we hope to see you again soon!" she called out as Nero walked out the door.

Feeling the cool air on his skin Nero looked around 'This place looks different during the day but that book store should be this way.' he thought pointing to the west of where he was facing. "But that can wait for now. What going on?" Stepping away from the door Nero placed his hand up to his chin.

Walking to a nearby stand Nero reached into his pocket grabbing a couple pieces of gold coins. "Sorry I'm sort of new here mind indulging my curious mind as well as my hungry stomach?" He asked the clerk grabbing a small loaf of bread and taking a bite. Seeing the clerk look the coins over for a second before deciding they were satisfactory enough he looked up to Nero and said. "I don't know much about the details myself but from the rumors going around I reckon one of those fabled Black Knights are coming to town." He said pocketing the coin while fetching out the change for Nero's payment.

"Oh no I'm good for now." Nero said patting his pocket. "By the way you wouldn't know which Knight is coming would you?" He asked only receiving a head shake in return. "Sorry sir I didn't hear myself. But I reckon their pretty important to get the whole town bustling like this." The clerk replied. "I see well thank you for what information you could provide it helped more then you would think." Nero said walking away while finishing his bread.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nero Dalmascer Lucifer Character Portrait: Celica Hallowtide Character Portrait: Gaelin Xyrneiros Character Portrait: Lyern Teys'lithar

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"If there is a demon in this town, I would like to be of assistance. I am well-versed in light magic, so I have an advantage against any manner of unholy creature. Plus, my healing abilities are second to none around here. I hate to think that some demon is slinking around claiming innocent lives and tearing apart families. I cannot rest knowing something like that is residing in Fathrial. Would you allow me to help?"

"Understandable that demon is the reason I don't plan to leave yet, despite John telling me to do so, and your help will be appreciated." Nero said biting his thumbnail as he spoke. "And before I forget, please don't treat me like I'm a Black Knight. I maybe the son of their late captain but that's all the relations I really have with them." he added taking his thumb away from his mouth. "Back to the subject of the demon, I haven't fought one personally but I did see what a demon is capable of doing. I'll have to find both the demon and the victims before it's too late." he pointed out placing his hand over his the scar on his chest as though it was starting to burn him each time he thought about the creature of Anti-Aether.

Setting his hand back down to his side Nero stepped out of the side street 'I just hope I can find the demon, before it can get to uncle John.' he thought following Celica to the Blacksmith lightly adjusting his sword so it once again sat comfortably on his hip. As he moved along Nero began to take notice of the loud clanging signalling to him the blacksmith was nearby. Parting ways with the priestess stating that he meet her at the temple later before vanishing through the door.

"Maybe if I can do more then just help... It's possible that if I get close enough... But will I be able to even touch it? Will it even work on a demon like it can monsters?" he mumbled to himself as he began removing the platemail arm. "Doesn't look like it needs repairs." the blacksmith stated causing Nero to shake his head. "No I'm hoping you can adjust it so it's more secure on my arm while I'm moving." he said doing his best to explain the problems the armor piece had and which spots he was concerned about.

"Right then come back in afew hours this should be done by then."

After thanking the blacksmith Nero walked headed back to the street where he noticed a patch of darkness sitting in one of the side streets 'Odd I could have sworn I saw that thing pulsing.' Keeping the patch of shadows in the corner of his eyes Nero began to walk towards a book store he saw a short ways back stopping only when he noticed that the patch was moving along with him faintly pulsating as it followed. 'What ever that is, it's following me , or it wants my attention.' turning to a side street Nero started to pick up his pace weaving in and out of alley ways in fruitless attempts to shake the shadowy pursuer, until he found himself cornered.

"You finally stopped, although it took me cornering you into a dead end to get you to that point."

Looking back where he heard the voice that sounded eerily close to his own with a tinge of maliciousness tied in Nero saw a sight that would almost frighten a normal man. Growing out of the shadow that was pursuing him Nero watched as what he could only describe as a doppelganger emerged his sickly light grey skin red eyes in the center of pitch black sclera and cream colored hair stood in stark contrast to Nero's own lightly tanned skin, sky blue eyes and brown hair.

"Frightening sight isn't it, I honestly don't know what my master was thinking when he decided to create me from your blood because he thought you might end up being a threat but I can't argue with his decisions now."

The doppelganger grinned in a near menacing fashion as he spoke an action that sent chills up and Down Nero's spine. "Oh but where are my manners, my name is Weiss and I was created from your blood as a way of making sure you don't ruin my masters plans too badly." Weiss bowed although he never once took his red eyes off of Nero. "Also I came to warn you that the demon your looking for has taken notice of the Black Knight that has came to town and fully intends to add their power to it's own."

Wandering why Weiss would freely divulge information like this Nero went to ask, only to find that the doppelganger vanished with in a blank of an eye.


Gaelin Xyrneiros

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Opening a notebook book Gaelin began to scribble some notes inside all the while mumbling about mixing different elemental magics for a much stronger spell. "Right Fire and lightning is no good... Fire and Wind on the other hand, they can make a flaming tornado that will either cause major damage to my targets, or it can backfire during it's creation... really only one way to find out." he continued mumbling as he scribbled several incantation possibilities in an attempt to find a good combination of words to summon the spell.

Setting the quill down Gaelin let the ink dry before shutting the book and turning his attention towards the tart that had just been set in front of him. "What is this is this pastry supposed to be sour? It's my understanding that tart means sour am I mistaken?" he asked in confusion as he poked an inquisitive finger at the small pastries. "If your not satisfied I'll return your order and give you a full refund." the waitress said reaching for the plate only to have Gaelin quickly grab it. "I never said I'm not satisfied with my order!" he declared biting into one of tarts in front of him, with a shocked yet pleased expression the elf began to devour what remained on his plate.

Once done with his food Gaelin left his payment on the table and made his way to the door. Outside the elf began reaching for his notebook once more until the sight of a whit haired half-elf caught his eyes 'how curious I didn't think I'd see a half breed wandering around these parts.' he thought following the girl to slough shack he waited outside for her to re-emerge so he could take his chance and ask questions and satiate his curiosity.

Scribbling in his notebook again Gaelin sat around for what felt like hours until the half-breed finally came back out onto the streets. "Excuse me young one but can I take some of your time?!" he called out waving his hands towards her. "I can see you have no human blood in your body. So would you mind telling me who you are and what brings you to a human settlement such as this?"

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Character Portrait: Gaelin Xyrneiros Character Portrait: Lyern Teys'lithar

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"Excuse me young one but can I take some of your time?!"

"I can see you have no human blood in your body. So would you mind telling me who you are and what brings you to a human settlement such as this?"

Turning to face the person with her blindfolded eyes, she spent a few seconds staring at him, making note of the unique physiology and the different 'kill spots' he had compared to a regular person. The blue outline she was seeing was slightly mingled with white, the colors seemingly exploding out like solar flares from his body, but the outline it showed was that of an elf nonetheless. Allowing her guard to be down, she dipped her head slightly as respect to the older elf.

"This young one's name is Lyern, sire." she looked back up at him, "I am of elven and beastkin descent."

Although visibly confused by the blindfold, the elf smiled and gestured towards the street. The two began to walk at a comfortable pace, the elven male clearly in no visible rush.

"I have spent days out in the wildlands, I merely came to wash myself and now I am on my way out. If you do not mind me asking you in return sire, what brings you here? Have you not heard of the Black Knight that has set foot in this town?"

"What is sire's name?"

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nero Dalmascer Lucifer Character Portrait: Celica Hallowtide Character Portrait: Gaelin Xyrneiros Character Portrait: Lyern Teys'lithar

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Heading back to the blacksmith Nero began to really chew on his nails switching fingers each time he felt the tips of one finger come into contact with his teeth. 'I don't know if I should trust that Weiss, but I can't shake the feeling that he was telling the truth.' he thought fishing out a few gold coins and paying the smith who in turn retrieved the piece of armor Nero left for repairs. And after a short conversation about different kinds of metals and their properties Nero left the building mounting the piece of armor as he walked breaking into a light jog when he got the piece securely set on his arm.

As he made his way to the temple to meet up with Celica Nero noticed a familiar orange haired elf conversing with the white haired half-elf who passed by earlier. But rather then stop Nero walked by with a brief yet curt nod in Gaelin's direction while doing his best not to look towards the girl fearing she might actually try to kill him if he did, once he went past the two Nero broke into a quick dash, moving in the direction he was certain the temple was. Upon reaching the main street Nero began to ask about for directions.

"The temple just head down this street and you should be able to see it straight away can't miss it."

Following the directions he was given Nero was able to make it to the temple bursting through the doors with enough force he almost caused them to fly off their hinges. "Excuse me sire but if you need help I'll be willing to..." one of the clerics began causing Nero to turn to them "Has Johnathan arrived here?" he asked only to receive a confused look in response. 'Right I suppose they would only know his name if I said he was the Black Knights captain before saying Johnathan.' he thought letting loose a deep sigh as he began to rephrase his question. "Has the Black Knight arrived?" he stated looking around to see if he could find Celica.

"I'm afraid not Sire. Why were you wanting to speak with the Black Knight. You can wait here if you'd like."

Once again bringing his hand up to his mouth Nero noticed he had left his finger nails as nubs and put it back to his side. 'He should have came here first... Dammit John now I really need to find this demon before it's too late.' As he was about to walk back out the door he turned to the priest "If you don't mind would you send Miss Celica out? I'll wait on the steps so if the Black Knight arrive I'll be able to see him." he stated walking down and sitting on the bottom step.


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"Seems that the young man I met last night is in a bit of a rush... Rather curious behavior I would think." Gaelin remarked watching as Nero ran off towards the main street without even stopping for a simple 'hello' only a simple nod of acknowledgment.

"Any way I am Gaelin Xyrneiros, and I'm here to try the human cuisine funny they live such short lives yet create such delectable foods, also I'm looking for fault lines locations that are brimming with Aether. And I have indeed heard that there is a Black Knight in town, I've even met their captain in my travels before he dropped out of the public eye. Shame he had to be born in a time where a war between our races was inevitable." Gaelin said as his ears drooped near the end only to perk back up.

"Now then which clan do you hail from?" He asked placing one hand on his chin as he examined her, while he waved the fingers on his other hand around mumbling a silent incantation this caused faint sparks to form between the tips of each finger. "Why are you wearing that blind fold? ending the incantation with the question Gaelin stopped waving his fingers which caused the sparks that were flying in between his finger tips to fade making the air near him to become slightly warmer not unbearably that it was uncomfortable but warmer all the same. "Where do you plan to go once you Leave?" after Gaelin asked the final question he opened the notebook and bega flipping through pages looking for a empty page"I should get a new journal eventually I'm running out of room in this one" he mumbled to himself as he began to scribble some notes down.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nero Dalmascer Lucifer Character Portrait: Gaelin Xyrneiros Character Portrait: Lyern Teys'lithar

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Sensing the presence of the son of the Black Knight that she met earlier, she kept a hand out as if to protect the orange-haired elf, her other hand ready to swiftly draw her small sword if ready. Instead, her sight gave her the view of the young male nodding towards the elf before swiftly moving by. Under her blindfold, her eyebrows furrowed in both disgust and confusion. He just left them alone.

"I apologize for my previous action, sire." she returned to her original standing position, "I don't trust them."

"Seems that the young man I met last night is in a bit of a rush... Rather curious behavior I would think."

"You know him, sire?" her voice did nothing to hide her surprise.

"Any way I am Gaelin Xyrneiros, and I'm here to try the human cuisine funny they live such short lives yet create such delectable foods, also I'm looking for fault lines locations that are brimming with Aether. And I have indeed heard that there is a Black Knight in town, I've even met their captain in my travels before he dropped out of the public eye. Shame he had to be born in a time where a war between our races was inevitable."

Gaelin's essence seemed to flicker into what Lyern had learned to discern as a sense of sadness. Just as quickly though, it flickered away.

He had met with the captain of the Black Knight? Lyern was very confused by this revelation. Not knowing what to make of the statement Gaelin had made, she merely nodded in response, mulling over the different scenarios that may have made Gaelin come to, oddly, peace with the humans.

When asked of her clan, she replied instantly, almost with pride, "Azathas elves on my father's side, Tazarris beastkin on my mother's."

From her sight, Lyern could see that Gaelin had waved the fingers on his hand around mumbling a silent incantation this caused faint sparks to form between the tips of each finger. "Why are you wearing that blind fold?"

"...It's a topic I wish to not discuss." she replied curtly, though not disrespectful,

"I leave and explore the wildlands. That is the way I live." she seemed to look off to the side, where the street led to the gate. "I don't particularly enjoy the company of others. It messes with the hunt."

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nero Dalmascer Lucifer Character Portrait: Celica Hallowtide Character Portrait: Gaelin Xyrneiros Character Portrait: Lyern Teys'lithar

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"Nero, I see you have found the temple. Welcome,"

Once Celica's words reached Nero's ears he turned his attention away from looking for his godfather. "Sort of hard to miss it. After all it's by far the tallest building I've seen in the city." he said jokingly.

"I heard you that you had asked for Johnathan. He has not been here I'm afraid. However, I have some good news. Instead of sitting idly for either you or Johnathan to arrive, I took it upon myself to try to be more productive. I managed to narrow down the demon's location to the administrative district which is not too far from where we are now. It's not a lot to go off of, but it's better than combing the entirety of Fathrial." As Celica spoke Nero quickly became more serious.

"I know you want to see Johnathan, but he wouldn't approve of you going to slay the demon. Our best bet is probably tracking it now since it's still daylight. Once night falls, it will be roaming and significantly harder to catch. Wouldn't you agree?"

"No it's not just that I wanted to see Johnathan..." Nero started pondering his words as he spoke. "Ever since he told me about the letter something hasn't really been sitting right with me." he said trying to find the right words. "Well I think I understand why my gut didn't sit well with it all..." letting his words sink in for a moment Nero took a deep breath.

"I'll skim over what we know, Johnathan received a letter from an unknown source, people have gone missing, and there is an unknown entity stalking the streets at nigh." again he let his words sink in while he turned in the direction he was sure the administrative district was sitting in. "Now this might just be me breathing hot air but... I think Johnathan might be walking into a trap, no one knows what the demon really looks like. So who's to say it won't change it's form to look like a human?" as he walked Nero gripping the hilt of his sword. "And if no body can differentiate the demon from other humans then they walk right into the demon's trap... Just like Johnathan might be doing if he hasn't already."

Picking up the pace Nero kept making his way towards the administrative district, lightly pushing individuals to the side when they got in his way, and side stepping carts when he noticed them. Then after a few minutes of silence Nero tried to think of how to explain the run in he had with Weiss. 'Oh and by the way I figured all this out after i ran into my demon doppelganger... no that would make me sound crazy.' he thought shaking still having a hard time believing it himself even though Weiss stood right in front of him not that long ago.



Gaelin Xyrneiros

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Watching Lyern's confused expression Gaelin gave a small understanding smile while setting his note book back into his shoulder bag though that too seemed to only last a moment when she explained her lineage. "Ah I see one of the Azathas clan. I never really under stood them or their hatred of the Black Knights, or humans for that matter. Personally I thought the whole Blood War was meaningless." Shaking as he thought back.

As they continued walking Lyern mention how she didn't want to touch on the topic of her blind fold. "Fair enough I suppose everybody has a secret they want to keep to themselves." he said despite his ears still twitching at the idea of a mystery that he would uncover in time.

"Seems like you're anxious to leave." Gaelin said observing Lyern's actions. "However I must now ask. Aren't you curious as to why that boy was in such a rush? There's something about that boy though I can't put my finger on it." he added rubbing his chin thoughtfully. [color=#FF40000]"I feel like where ever he goes there is bound to be some kind of adventure. Perhaps the Aether is drawn to him though I must admit he doesn't strike me as some one capable of using it."[/color] He mumbled shrugging as he looked back towards Lyern. "We'll never know right?" Waving his fingers again the heat around Gaelin dispersed allowing the cool breeze through.

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"Wait you fool! I had to direct you to the blacksmith! What makes you think you can find the administrative district yourself!?" Although he didn’t want to admit it Nero knew Celica was right. However, that fact didn’t quite stop the young warrior, rather he simply slowed down enough to allow her to catch up. ”True I’m not really accustomed to the layouts of large cities like my father would’ve been. I was raised in the forest on the other side of the Sliventra mountain range.” he said looking over his shoulder towards her shooting the kindest smile he could muster in her direction.

”Dangerous place if I had to describe it, not exactly a place you go to for an afternoon stroll, and living there is probably harder than what you’d find in places on this side of the mountains.” Nero added before shaking his head causing his hair to whip about in a sporadic manner. ”But that’s beside the point we need to hurry before Johnathan is turned into a demon himself, and I give my word that I will do all I can for the people that the demon had taken before now.” Nero added lightly pushing to the side people who would get in his way.

’But Johnathan is really the only person tied to my past that I have left in this world. I just can’t lose him.’ Nero thought as he looked towards the sky to gauge how much time has passed. ”Two hours past noon we really need to hurry if we’re to have any chance of finding the demon before night falls.” he stated rubbing his eyes when he looked back down. ”and still no sign of Johnathan… was Weiss, right?” Nero mumbled to himself as he looked down several alley ways he would come across on his way to the administrative district. ’But why tell me about this plan?’ as he let his thought mull over Nero could feel his feet get pulled out from under his body, and in an instant, he found himself looking straight towards the sky while gravity pulled him down causing Nero’s head to bounce slightly when he hit the ground with a sickening thud.

Gasping for air the grounded Nero attempted to scramble to his feet, at the same time he could feel something tightening around his legs pulling him towards the shadows. ”Crap…” was all that Nero could say before freeing his sword from its scabbard once he felt what seemed to be a tail like appendage. ’Where? Either I found the demon, or Weiss told it I was going to hunt it down.’ he thought swiping his sword down at his feet as the appendage began to tug the young warrior towards the sun deprived alley way. Unable to find purchase on the unseen adversary all Nero could do was leave a light cut, not even deep enough illicit a reaction from the unseen assailant. And in a matter of seconds Nero was pulled into the shadows and pinned upside down to the closest wall.

”Looksss like there's afew powerful people in thisss city recently, first a Black Knight and now a boy with an irresistible scent to him.” the figure hissed in Nero’s ear as it wrenched the sword from his hand. ”I wonder are you as powerful as the Black Knight who made hisss way to town hall?” it hissed again as its tail loosened though not before it grabbed hold of Nero’s head flipping him over allowing his blood to distribute even throughout his body once again.

Cursing himself out Nero slowly attempted to lift his arm hoping to pry himself free from his captor. ”Look I doubt I can measure up to a Black Knight… especially if you were able to catch me off guard so easily.” he stated hoping that the demon would think it was true. ”So if you could find it in yourself to just let me go I promise I won’t say a word about you making this city you nest.” he added with mock fear in his voice. ”Hmm yess I can see it was rather easy for me to catch you even though you smell powerful it was far too easy.” Nero could hear the demon cackle as it began to lift him even higher on the wall. ”But I can’t let you go after all you already know I’m here and you could just go and tell that Black Knight you had a run in with me. No, I have different plans you’re going to be a part of my growing army.”

’I doubt that’s going to happen.’ Nero though when he finally got his hands around the demon’s wrist. ”Actually I hate to tell you this but you’re going to find it impossible to make me into a demon.” he stated tightening his grip until his right arm began to emit a faint blue glow forcing the demon to howl in pain dropping the young warrior only to realize that Nero had not yet let go.

”Damn you that burns release me now!” it howled trying to wrench it’s arm away from Nero’s iron grip. ”And give you a chance to escape and continue kidnapping people no way. What kind of person would I be if I allowed that.” Nero said with a low growl not realizing that the demon’s tail had wrapped around the hilt of his sword. ”No please I promise I’ll release everyone I took, I’ll even leave town once they’re free.” it stammered keeping Nero’s sword out of his view.

”Again I’m not going to let that happen instead why don’t you stay still the burning will vanish once I’m done.” Nero stated tightening his grip to the point any kind of movement would back the demon’s bones. ”Figured that would be your answer too bad!” it said and with a blur of movement Nero’s sword had wedged itself into the demon’s arm and with a pained grin the demon effectively gotten free before disappearing further into the alley way leaving behind it’s arm and Nero’s sword.

”Dammit if only I saw what it was doing.” Nero growled tossing the severed arm to the side and picking up his sword. ”Well it’s not a total loss all we need to do now is find the blood it leaves behind and find it’s lair.” As he spoke Nero let out a deep sigh of relief ’Also the knowledge that Johnathan is safe now is quite a heavy load off my shoulders.’ Sheathing his sword Nero quickly made his way out of the alley. Once on the main street Nero sat down leaning his head against a barrel of water. ”I don’t know how long it’ll take for the demon to regrow that arm or how long it’ll take for its bleeding to stop but for now I really need to take a breather.” he said to himself though quick yet nervous breaths.



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watching the Half breed girl make her way to the cities entrance Gaelin gave a short farewell. "May your travels be filled with light young one!" he declared walking in the opposite direction.

As Gaelin moved through the city he asked afew people if they saw a young man with mostly brown hair and a white patch had passed by. "Yeah he and the priestess Celica came by not that long ago headed towards the administrative district." an elderly human said pointing in the direction the two had apparently left for. "Thank you you help is much appreciated." Gaelin said with a slight bow before heading off in the direction the man pointed.

'Let's see he said they headed this way but why? Does that young man intend to become a citizen of this bustling city? O is there something more to it then what's presented at a glance?' As Gaelin continued to walk doing his best to avoid running into people. Until he noticed Nero walk out of an alley way nearly stumbling at the end only to sit down and rest his head on a water barrel. "You look like you had a tough day. Care to indulge me in a bit of conversation before you continue on your way?" he asked moving to the opposite side of Nero.

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Celica was breathing heavily by the time she caught up to Nero. She could feel sweat dripping down her back from the exertion. Needless to say, she was not used to such exercise.

”True I’m not really accustomed to the layouts of large cities like my father would’ve been. I was raised in the forest on the other side of the Sliventra mountain range.” Her anger faltered slightly at the smile he flashed at her. Only slightly.

"Hmph. Well, at least you listened to me. This way." She pointed down a street and started moving in that direction. She listened to him as he told of his homeland. Odd. She had never heard of such a place. Why someone would choose to live let alone raise a family in such a dangerous place was far beyond her comprehension. She patiently listened to Nero's complaints about running out time.

"Don't fret over the time limit. We'll find him-" she assured him, but before she could continue, a noise interrupted her followed by Nero gasping for air and being dragged away on the ground.

"Nero!" She gave chase after the appendage pulling the swordsman away into the shaded alleyway, and faltered slightly at the demon taking up the majority of the space in the passageway. It currently held Nero upside down and trapped against the wall. It was completely engrossed with the conversation it was having with Nero and hadn't seemed to realize she was there. Celica set to work preparing a holy spell to repel the demon, and hopefully unhand Nero before it was too late. However, before she could unleash the growing ball of blinding yellow light accumulating on her staff, she watched in awe as Nero grabbed the demon's arm and emitted a bright blue light. Her focus faltered as Nero forced the demon to retreat. She watched it slash through its own limb and quickly flee.

Wasting no time, she approached her ally. Celica was left baffled as Nero spoke of pursuing the injured demon overlooking the fact he just injured a greater demon with his bare hands. She raised her staff and laid the top on his shoulder. She closed her eyes and quickly administered a basic novice level healing spell in order to restore his lost energy and any scrapes he might have acquired.

"Are you not going to explain what in the Divines' names that blue glow was?" Before she could get an answer another voice joined the mix.

"You look like you had a tough day. Care to indulge me in a bit of conversation before you continue on your way?" Celica gave the pompous elf man an annoyed glare. Before Nero could respond, Celica cut in sharply.

"Apologies, sir. However, we are in a hurry and don't have time for idle chitchat." Without another word she grabbed Nero by the arm and urged him forward towards the administrative district. They were not far now.

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  1. Apologies for the sub par post this time. I'll work harder to get the next one up on time and with better quality.

    2017-07-26 04:36:46 by Nero D Lucifer

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"Are you not going to explain what in the Divines' names that blue glow was?"

Letting out an exhausted sigh Nero glanced at Celica before looking at his arm when he noticed her get annoyed when Gaelin spoke up. And before he could even start to speak he was being urged to move on. "Hey slow down I was just man handled by that demon not that long ago. So my legs are still fairly shaky even though you did heal the minor damages done." Nero said before cupping his hands and filling them with water. "As for that blue glow I can't say myself it's just something that happens each time I come into contact with blighted creatures, or beings in that demon's case. I have no clue what happens after the glow because usually afterwords I end up bed ridden." as he spoke Nero splashed his face with the cold water shivering when it hit his skin.

"But all the same I have no clue what happens when the glow starts, although many people who have been terrorized by monsters did tell me that the monsters somehow reverted back to their non-blighted counterparts." Nero added standing still for a second as the vision in his right eye cleared. "Long story short the glow is an involuntary effect that happens each time I come into contact with a corrupted creature, and it's possible that the glow has something to do with reversing the corruption spreading across the land. Or it's something else entirely."

All this time Gaelin listened nodding his ears twitching in interest this caused Nero to smirk in amusement "That's interesting to hear." the elf stated following the duo as they moved through the streets. "Well young man you interested me. Now i really need to study you maybe see if I can discern what kind of magic lies dormant inside you." It was rather unsettling for Nero to hear that he was going to be the subject of study to some crazy elf so rather than answer he simply gave a strained smile and nodded. 'Gods what am I getting myself into first a demon believes it can change me. Now an elf who I have no clue as to how old he really is is going to make me the center of his research, and will possibly follow me until I he's satisfied.' With a heavy sigh Nero began walking in the direction Celica was urging him towards.

While he was walking to the administrative district Nero began to rub his right eye noticing how there was still some blood left over from rinsing his face off with the water. "Lack of sight on the right side... I might as well be a sitting duck." he grumbled under his breath doing his best to clean his vision before he ran into someone who might be important. But his attempt ended up with the opposite out come with several times he nearly got hit by a merchants who came along on Nero's right side.

Seeing the young warrior almost get broad sided on his right side several times now Gaelin decided to step up next to the half blind warrior. "Are you half blind and just really good at hiding it, or is there something in your eye making it hard for you to see?" the elf asked as he steered Nero away from a carriage approaching from the right side. "Actually this is a side effect of my coming into contact with corruption. Simply put it's one of the less lethal things that can happen to me should I run into corrupted monsters, or other creatures." Nero said as he continued to rub his eye. "But I have to meet up with Johnathan before that demon does. Even if I my right eye is filled with blood." he stated moving his hand back to his side and picking up the pace he was walking, but he was forced to keep his right eye closed to avoid people questioning how he was able to get blood in it.

"So Celica er... I mean Miss Celica. Where would a Black Knight like Johnathan go to when he enters a district such as the administrative district?" Nero asked moving closer to Celica. "I mean are there any places where people like him would go to to avoid being mobbed by practically everybody in town?" He clarified doing his best not to force the priestess to pick up her pace.



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Moving silently Weiss approached the dismembered demon. "Didn't our master warn you, to specifically avoid making contact with that boy?" He stated with a low grown observing the low leveled demon nurse it's self inflicted wound. "Well even our master can't account for stupidity, honestly I thought that making a demon out of a book keeps assistant would be at least a bit smarter." he growled stamping his foot against the dirt he stood only grinning when he saw the demon shrink out of fear of being in his presence.

"I'm sorry sir it's just that boy's scent was too irresistible to ignore. I thought if I could make him one of us he could make the corruption spread even faster." the demon squeaked as it tried to shrink away from the much stronger demon.

"I suppose since you understand who to look out for, you should be able to continue, after all the Master has some kind of plan for you." Weiss said as the shadows began to coalesce around his form giving the human like demon a much more menacing appearance. "But I will say this, you will be on your own from here on out one mistake will be your last. I'm off to expand our armies by using the seed our master entrusted to me." once the shadows had completely surrounded him the location Weiss was standing in was left empty.

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"Hey slow down I was just man handled by that demon not that long ago. So my legs are still fairly shaky even though you did heal the minor damages done."

"Apologies. But, we really shouldn't be wasting any time. That demon is still lurking around and until we find Johnathan, he's still at large as well." Regardless of her haste, she released Nero's arm.

"As for that blue glow I can't say myself it's just something that happens each time I come into contact with blighted creatures, or beings in that demon's case. I have no clue what happens after the glow because usually afterwords I end up bed ridden." Celica's brow furrowed as she listened to Nero's explanation. It was unlike anything she had ever seen or heard before. As a priestess, she had come into contact with many different supernatural afflictions and diseases the result of the Blight. However, she had never seen such a glow, and it had severely wounded the demon no less.

"But all the same I have no clue what happens when the glow starts, although many people who have been terrorized by monsters did tell me that the monsters somehow reverted back to their non-blighted counterparts.Long story short the glow is an involuntary effect that happens each time I come into contact with a corrupted creature, and it's possible that the glow has something to do with reversing the corruption spreading across the land. Or it's something else entirely."

"Hmmm...." Celica faltered slightly in her steps listening to the second half of his explanation. Reverse the corruption... She couldn't deny that whatever that ability was did severely damage the demon, and yet...

"You say that it could reverse the corruption, but nothing before has been found or seen to do such a thing. No level of healing magic has managed to even offset even a fraction of the blight." She paused for a moment and turned her head in Nero's direction.

"However, your ability is clearly unique and unlike anything else in the world. Regardless of what the nature of it is, the Divines clearly have their eye on you, and who am I to deny their will?" she smiled lightly before pressing on.

"That's interesting to hear. Well young man you interested me. Now i really need to study you maybe see if I can discern what kind of magic lies dormant inside you." Celica's brow twitched at the sound of the elf's voice. Apparently he was still intent on following despite her dismissal. As they continued to walk, she noticed Nero rubbing his eye and apparent blood on his face. Odd. Her healing spell took care of his other wounds, so how could she have missed such an obvious injury. The elf man continued to pursue and pestered Nero with sarcasm about his current lack of sight. She was preparing a sharp retort when Nero cut her off.

"Actually this is a side effect of my coming into contact with corruption. Simply put it's one of the less lethal things that can happen to me should I run into corrupted monsters, or other creatures. But I have to meet up with Johnathan before that demon does. Even if I my right eye is filled with blood." Understanding dawned on Celica. No wonder it wasn't healed. Corruption damage cannot be undone. However, he had clearly dealt with this before, and yet he was perfectly in tact with no visible deformities, so how was it that he was healing from such corruption?

"So Celica er... I mean Miss Celica. Where would a Black Knight like Johnathan go to when he enters a district such as the administrative district? I mean are there any places where people like him would go to to avoid being mobbed by practically everybody in town?" The priestess snapped back into the current situation redirecting her thoughts to Nero's question. She placed her free hand on her chin as she considered the different paths and areas of the administrative district.

"Celica is fine. No need for formalities. As far as avoiding the townspeople, I suppose he could have taken the back alleys, but there are plenty of people filtering through those as well. I guess if he really was looking to avoid people he would have taken the underground waterways."

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"Celica is fine. No need for formalities. As far as avoiding the townspeople, I suppose he could have taken the back alleys, but there are plenty of people filtering through those as well. I guess if he really was looking to avoid people he would have taken the underground waterways."

Raising an eyebrow Nero had a confused look on his face. "Waterways? Didn't expect that, but I suppose it would make sense, people rarely have reasons to enter." he said thoughtfully before he started to rub his eye again. "That would also explain how the demon wasn't found until it decided to try and attack me." he added piecing what he had learned together as though he were solving a mystery.

Gaelin listened intently as the young warrior conversed with the priestess. "That sounds plausible a demon does need to move in secret to avoid panic." the elf said voicing his own opinion on the matter ears twitching during the talk of demons and under ground waterways not knowing the extent of what the demon was doing in a city like this without raising alarm.

Though Nero couldn't quite see what was going on with the elf he could tell by his tone he he didn't quite understand. "Right I suppose you weren't here when John mentioned the demon. Well to bring you up to speed the current Black Knight captain received a letter describing what I originally thought were people running away, at least he mentioned how the letter continued on to describe a shadowy figure that could only be described as a demon." he stated blinking afew times to flush some of the blood out of his eye.

"Well needless to say I had an extremely close encounter with said demon, and as far as to how I would describe it... Well I'd have to say it's very much humanoid but as far as race I'm unsure because the demon certainly had aspects of all three known races." Nero added wiping away the blood still clinging to his cheek. "Gods every thing is just a big red blur right now. Though I suppose it's better then just a deep red blob." he sighed doing his best to avoid rubbing his eye anymore.

"Any way the waterways could be the other reason the demon was able to avoid sight. It could probably change it's form at will to blend in even more then simply clinging to the shadowy back alleys and damp waterways." At that moment Nero began to understand how hard it would be for Johnathan to find it even if he was actively searching in likely places the demon would be. 'That's why Weiss told me that the demon intended to add Johnathan's strength to their own, it's able to hide in plain sight with out any one being any wiser.' with his armored hand Nero swiftly gave himself a quick punch to the forehead leaving a bright red mark.

"Seems like you realized something you didn't think of before." Gaelin laughed watching Nero remove the fist from his head. "But did you really have to hit yourself, self harm is not really a healthy way of handling a situation." he added starring at the red mark on Nero's forehead.

With a glare towards Gaelin Nero picked up his pace. "Yeah well we need to hurry just because the demon was able to dismember itself doesn't mean it's any less threatening and for all I know it's possibly regrowing that arm it lost right now, just like a chameleon." he said with a rather low growl. "And while it's easier to track down I still have to get to Johnathan, to confirm if he's alright."

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Celica listened passively as Nero and Gaelin voiced their thoughts. She had done her part, and waited patiently for Nero to make a decision.

"Yeah well we need to hurry just because the demon was able to dismember itself doesn't mean it's any less threatening and for all I know it's possibly regrowing that arm it lost right now, just like a chameleon. And while it's easier to track down I still have to get to Johnathan, to confirm if he's alright." Celica had been leaning against the wall up until this point, but as soon as the young swordsman said hurry she pushed off the wall and stepped forward.

"In that case, the nearest entrance is down this way. Follow me." Silently she walked onward not bothering to look behind her at Nero and the bizarre orange elf man. The only sound that could be heard was her staff hitting the stone beneath her and the loud hum of chatter from the crowds in the distance. After several turns through a seemingly endless maze of back alleys, she finally stopped at a small wooden door towards the outer wall of the city. Pulling it open revealed a dark stone staircase descending into pitch black darkness.

"I'll allow one of you to lead the way. I am not exactly... well-versed in combat." Celica stepped to the side and allowed Nero and Gaelin to pass in front of her. She followed close behind making sure to keep an eye behind her as they walked. The last thing they needed was to a surprise attack. There was no telling where this demon was hiding. As they went further down, she noticed an increasing amount of water and grime on the steps. Frowning, she gathered her robes and tied the ends into a knot around her ankles to keep them from dragging on the ground. When they reached the bottom, several paths branched out in front of them.

"I'm afraid this is where my navigation expertise ends. I have never been down here before, so I cannot say which is the right path."