Threads of Salvation

Threads of Salvation

There can never be light without the darkness. Won't you please look inside?

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This was not what was supposed to happen.
Ashes rained down from the sky as though it were snow, dusting everything in its pale color.
It would have been beautiful.
Had it not been so sickening.
And like so many, I sceamed a scream of terror.
Because the nightmares that had haunted me for so long,
had finally come to light.

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The whispers for power began when they were young. Twin Princesses, born of the same womb, one a mere five minutes older. The Kingdom rejoiced, for the Queen, who had struggled to produce an heir, had at last come up with two. The celebration of their birth lasted a month, the people of their beautiful city taking to the streets to celebrate parade the children, one who would inherit the entire Kingdom, and the spare.

It was no wonder the whispers began so young.

The Eldest daughter began training to take on the Kingdom almost as soon as she could speak. The youngest, knowing that she would never hold the crown, smiled on from the background with her own plans in mind. The burden was heavy on both children, but they each had a role to fulfill, a piece of the puzzle that they would fit into. After all, Magnolia was the largest Magical City out of all of the Realms. Their Mother made certain to expose them to magic from the time they were quite small, employing tutors to come to their castle to train the twins to ensure that they were magically proficient.

And the whispers grew stronger.

On the evening before their sixteenth birthday, the younger twin gave the older one a gift. Contained in a box was a necklace with a blue stone, a cursed stone. As soon as the elder sister put the necklace on, her magical powers were sealed and she was cursed into a deep sleep. On the morning of their sixteenth birthday, the younger twin staged her coupe, overthrowing her Mother and banishing her parents from the Kingdom, blaming them for the curse put upon her precious sister.

But the whispers only morphed into screams.





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Nearly three months later, a nursemaid taking care of the sleeping Princess removed the necklace despite the new Queen's orders, taking it to be washed. In the time it was removed, the eldest Princess awoke and realizing that she had been cursed by her own sister, fled the castle in the dead of night. The new Queen ordered the Kingdom to be searched high and low for the missing princess, but alas, she could not be found. Sapped of majority of her mana and weakened by her three month slumber, the Princess was whisked away by a guard that had found her to the tunnels beneath the city, where refugees of the Queen's torment had been hiding, biding their time or attempting to escape to the next city's borders.

The Princess, once only shown what it was her Mother wanted her to see, was going beyond the safety of the castle walls. The Queen, now ruling with an iron fist, had all of the control and power she could have ever asked for, but was not happy. There was something missing from both of their lives, a deep void they each felt.

They had to stop one another before it was too late.

Magnolia, which had once been a beautiful city, was slowly being poisoned.




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Althea Anemone || She's Lost Count || The Queen of Magnolia || Illusion Magic || Female || Irisviel Von Einzbern || NPC

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William Anemone || He's Lost Count || The King of Magnolia || Fire Magic || Male || Karna || NPC

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Levi Anemone || 16 || The Elder Princess || Water Magic || Female || Gray || The_Queen

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Yulissa Anemone || 16 || The Younger Princess || Hexes and Curses || Female || Reines El-Melloi || Spidermoon

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Azure || She's Lost Count || Yulissa's familiar || Mana Amplification || Female || Shiro || NPC

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Sonya Arvis || 16 || Intern || Metal Magic || Female || Tilarna Exedilika || NPC

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Sylas Arvis || 16 || Yulissa's Crush || Earth Magic || Male || Akatsuki Iride || NPC

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Sigfried Dennes || 18 || Terrorist || Earth Magic || Male || Accelerator || NPC

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Pen || She's Lost Count || Levi's familiar || Wind Magic || Female || Fitoria || NPC

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☞ Lumier Price || 17 || The Newbie || Plant Magic || Female || Treyni || NPC ☜

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☞ Xavi Wreckum || 16 || The Spy || Transportation Magic || Male || Shinra Kusakube || NPC ☜

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☞ Adelyn Grace || 17 || The Noblewoman || Weaponization Magic || Female || Anna Fugo || NPC☜

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☞ Leon Vagus || 203 || Yuu's Familiar || Nightmare Magic || Male || Azazel || NPC ☜

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"Zinnia Evernight." The grizzled Chief of Var Nayya sensed the powerful mana behind him. He turned around to face her, knowing what she was going to say before she said it. Hesp flew out of his cloak, staring at Zinnia with wide eyes. "I've heard a lot about you from Yue. She's told me so much of what you've been through, and what happened in Constantina." Hesp's eyes watered as she remembered the stories. "So many fairies died in Constantina... I had friends there." Hesp whimpered, floating up to sit on Bouldstone's shoulder. "Yue promised to fight to protect Var Nayya if the worst were to come. But now she's trapped in a miasma-induced coma, unable to do anything."

"You know, while the technological medicine practiced here was still unable to do anything, and I doubt if your potions could fix her, there's a chance the natural magic we have in Var Nayya could do something." He looked at her not unkindly. "I know you're a good sort, and Yue at heart is good too. Will you come to Var Nayya?" It might be Yue's only hope if she wanted to recover. "If a mage's mana becomes corrupted, they die of old age." He spoke. "But what happens if their mana goes beyond corruption and turns into miasma? What happens then?" No one knew of course, miasma was an entirely new phenomenon. Yue was the first victim to have this happen to her mana. "I'm sure you're worried, Zinnia. But we could be able to do something about it."

It was clear Zinnia was trying to prevent this from happening, she wanted him to release Yulissa rather than take her to Var Nayya to meet the locals and see that fae folk were not barbarians, but were wonderful creatures who deserved to live. "If we could change the Queen's opinion on the fae, perhaps more could be done." The fae folk would not leave, and the mages would not leave without them. "You know as well as I that any attempts to evacuate will be hopeless." Nothing could convince the fae to abandon their home, especially not the threat of mages coming to attack.

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❝Never put your faith in princes. When you require a miracle, trust a witch.❞

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|| Found Tonight || Dear Hamilton ||




Zinnia listened to Hesp and Chief Bouldstone, she had a feeling he would not change his mind. "It is not my place to intervene," she admitted, knowing that she had nothing to do with this argument. "I cannot leave, not now," but hearing that Chief Bouldstone might have something in store for Yue gave her hope. "Please, take Yue with you, you seem to already be familiar with her condition. I should hope that you will have a way to fix her," if Yue went, then Rainarch would too. Zinnia truly would be all alone in this strange city, trapped in this castle, forced to make potions. "I must stay with Princess Levi," she needed someone to guide her and right now, Zinnia and Pen were the Princess's only friends.

"I trust you, Chief Bouldstone, to make the right decision regarding this situation." Zinnia would not interfere further. "Yue is being kept in the medical bay, I should think that you already know the way." Zinnia curtsied respectfully before taking her leave, knowing that there was nothing she could do. She knew of the faeries Hesp was refering to, they were Zinnia's friends too, after all. SHe had lived alongside the land, she had known dryads and nymphs, faeries, and even shape shifters that would come across the forest. Before Yue had arrived in Constantina, Zinnia would sit in the garden and converse with them, as they were her only company, aside from Blithe. No doubt Levi felt stuck in a similar situation right now.

Levi, was, in fact, feeling rather lonely. Her studies were weighing her down and she was dizzy and hungry, but lunch would not come for another hour. "Do you want me to try and summon someone?" Pen suggested, to which Levi nodded. "You treat me too well Pen," her familiar giggled. "Well, it is my job, after all," she winked, disappearing. Levi sighed, going back to her books. It was much more fun to spar and she was getting pretty good at it. "Aluminium temptate," Levi read, wondering what that meant. It was scrawled in pen in her text book, not something that was supposed to be there. Black letters appeared on the ground, a hole opening up in her floor. As though a vortex had entered the room, everything began to be sucked in.

"No, no!" Levi screamed, clawing at the ground in order to hold on, but she was pulled within, the darkness overtaking her as she fell, the hole sealing as though it had never been there in the first place. Her wand, where was her wand!? Levi pulled it out of her pocket, feeling desperate as she plummeted towards what she felt was certain death. "Errantus frumus!" A gust of air traveled beneath her, cushioning the Princess and craddling her as she drifted towards the ground, the tunnel cool and damp. "Where am I?" These were not the servant tunnels, no, Levi did not recognize this land she had fallen into.

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Chief Bouldstone entered the medical ward. Yue the Seer was fast asleep, whimpering and writhing on her bed. The Chief looked down on her with pity in his eyes. Rainarch stared up at him with curious eyes. "What are you doing? Are you even allowed here?" The mist demon asked. He gave her a glance and Hesp waved from within the cloak. "We're taking her to Var Nayya with us. We might be able to help with the miasma." She informed the mist demon. "Please, come with us. We could use the help." Rain looked at the sleeping Yue, in pain but unable to do anything to stop it. She'd lived a cursed life with no reward, and Rain wished she had been a better familiar to her, a better friend.

"I should go." Rain said, kicking her feet as she sat on the desk next to Yue's bed. Her ears twitched as she stared at her Master with melancholy clear in her eyes. It was a surprise the mist demon hadn't become a puddle of sadness just yet. "But Yue would want be to stay here with Zinnia so that she won't be alone." She shook her head, tail curling around her leg. "So that's what I'll do." Chief Bouldstone nodded. That made sense. "I'll take care of her. When the Magnolians come, she'll be kept safe." He gripped his staff, tapping it on the floor as leaves and vines wrapped Yue up, lifting her into the air with a gentle tug. "Should we lose, Yue will be safely hidden for you to find." Hesp grinned, winking. "Not that we intend to lose, of course!"

Yulissa felt nauseous as she woke up. Above her head were stars, clear skies that were not available in the night sky in Magnolia. This was undoubtedly Var Nayya. They traveled through the earth, beneath the Oolong River, and now they were here. Azure looked dizzy as she stared up at the sky. "Welcome to Var Nayya, your highness." Chief Bouldstone looked at her unkindly. "What?" Yulissa blinked, unable to hear because he was on the wrong side. "This is Var Nayya." Azure said helpfully, tail wriggling behind her. " The air smelled cleaner, that much was for sure.

Hesp fluttered out of Bouldstone's cloak, wings pretty with fairy dust. "It's nice being home." She said, sitting on the windowsill. Azure helped Yulissa stand but her crystal foot wasn't doing her any favors. This was Var Nayya, a village nestled in the mountains where mages and fae lived together as one. The fae got to feed on their mana, and bestowed gifts that Yulissa preferred to think of as awful mutations upon the poor unsuspecting mages. This was a village of barbarians. A little horned child hugged the knees of Chief Bouldstone. A child, to think he had one. "Daddy, you're back! Welcome home! Here's some lentus stew!" A stew with far too many vegetables in a wooden bowl was presented and Chief Bouldstone kneeled down to give her a hug. "This is my little girl, Mistone." He said with Azure translating for the half dead Queen. "Mistone, greet the Queen of Magnolia."

The horned child did a weird pose on all fours, bowing her head to Yulissa. "You don't have to do that." She muttered, blinking. This whole place was wrong. Didn't the mages realize they were being used? What kind of Hell was this anyways?

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❝Never put your faith in princes. When you require a miracle, trust a witch.❞

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|| Found Tonight || Dear Hamilton ||




"H-Hello!" Levi called, she could barely see two feet in front of her, the darkness was so thick. The air was cool and damp, it was clear that she was under ground, wherever here was. "Is anyone there!" There was no answer and Levi was beginning to feel a chill in her spine. "Lumos!" She ignited her wand with a light, walking slowly so as not to trip, one hand on her wand, the other using the wall to guide her. The cave gave way to an inlet covered in glowing gems, a pond with water so blue that it seemed to be painted suddenly before her. In the center was an island, with trees that grew at twisted angles. Levi swallowed hard, an odd feeling coming about her. "Anyone here?" Levi tried once more.

She jumped as a reply echoed through the chamber. "You seek power, do you not?" The Princess's knees shook, but she had to be brave. "Yes," Levi stood taller. How did this voice know? "I have power, I can give you power," a cloaked figure emerged from the woods, not a demon, no, something strange, something ancient. She could sense magic rolling off of it in waves, nearly overwhelming her. Levi swallowed hard, "say my name." She did not know it's name, she did not know if she wanted to know either. "I-I can't," Levi admitted, her wand gripped tightly in her fist. "You do know it, it has been on the tip of your tongue this entire time," the beast smiled and as though a cloud had parted, the name came to her. "Faustus," it danced, its prison opening, the gems sparkling as it flew across the glittering lake.

It was suddenly upon her, standing over her, its cloak falling back from its head to reveal striking features. "Faustus," it felt familiar, somehow. "You have freed me and for that, I will be forever in your debt... Princess," he took her hand and knelt, kissing the back of her palm. "No, you don't have to do that," she shook her head, feeling enchanted by this stranger. "How beautiful, oh, but you are imperfect. You have so much potential, but no one to teach you," he bowed his head once more. "I will teach you, lend me your ear and I will give you my power." Levi took a step back, her heart thumping in her chest. "Your... power?" Faustus looked up, "I was sealed here by my enemies, the Magnolians. They betrayed me and left me here to rot."

"How do you know who I am?"

"Because I am your better half, the one intended for you." Levi shook her head, her mother would never have arranged a marriage. "But I found out the wickedness behind the throne and for that, Althea killed my family and sealed me here, beneath the palace. I had hope that you would one day stumble across me." Her head felt light, Faustus turned, drinking from the lake. He returned, tilting Levi's head up and depositing the water into her mouth. She stumbled, falling back on her behind and in her surprise, swallowed the water. Her insides felt retched and warm, as though she had betrayed herself somehow.

"Now, say my name."

"Faustus."

"Once more, louder!"

"Faustus!" A glow began to snake through her body, her eye covered by the bandage burned. Levi screamed, tearing at the cotton to try and free it, craddling her face. "What did you do!" She crawled forward to gaze at her reflection in the lake, her damaged eye restored and whole, a small scar the only remnant of the kidnapping. "I will return to the surface with you, Princess and serve as your loyal vassal until you are ready to marry."

"M-marry?!" Faustus nodded, "that is a promise." He held out a hand, "we should return before anyone realizes you are missing."

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Yulissa's hands were tied. She really didn't have many options left if she wanted to save Var Nayya. As the Queen of Magnolia, she could not hurt her own people. When the Assault Unit would inevitably come, she would not raise her wand against them. But what could she do? The fae folk here would not evacuate from their mountain home. As little horned Mistone walked her through the city, showing her the sights - the shopkeepers, the murals, the paintings, as Chief Bouldstone put Yue Eldriss in the care of the sylvans in the forested area of the mountain city, she knew this peace wouldn't last. These barbarians were uncivilized, uncouth, and knew nothing of the greater magical world. Yet they were happy, and as much as Yulissa hated barbarians, she had no choice but to respect this happiness.

"Here!" Mistone giggled, pulling Yulissa along. Her foot hurt as usual but luckily the child's pace wasn't so bad that she couldn't keep up. "What is this?" Yulissa asked, turning her head to be able to hear the child. It was pretty clearly a very large, very old tree, undoubtedly home to many insects and critters that could bring disease and pestilence among the village if they so wished. Yet it was odd that Yulissa did not see a single sick mage. Could their immune systems have adapted to be able to handle the wild? "It's the Memory Tree!" Mistone pointed at the images, the symbols carved onto the trunk. "When a Varian is going to return to the mountain, then-" What was that? "Return to the mountain?" Yulissa asked dubiously. What were these barbaric tribal terms anyways?

The child blinked, tilting her head in clear confusion. "Um, well, Varian mages grow old and then they return to the mountain and will one day come back in a new life." Ah, so they believed in reincarnation. So she was talking about death, then. "At the end of a life, a Varian leaves their memories in the memory tree, and then in their next life once they're an adult, they find the memory that used to belong to them and find their old friends and loves again!" Wait, was such a thing even possible? That didn't make sense in the slightest. "So one day you'll get your memories back and you won't be Mistone anymore, but someone else?" Did that mean the population of Var Nayya was always the same? What if someone died in an accident, or was killed? Not everyone would get to leave their memories behind.

Even if they did reincarnate, something like that just didn't make sense. It was more likely that they adopt the memories as their own when they find a symbol they like, and then assume that personality. It was senseless, really. "This way when people want to be together forever, they really can be." Mistone's eyes were shining, for some reason this was exciting to her. Azure looked between them, tail twirling. "This is so weird, Yule." The cat admitted with a silly grin. "But it's nice to be away from politics for a little bit." Yulissa frowned. If Var Nayya was going to be exterminated, she would rather not know anything about it at all.

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❝Never put your faith in princes. When you require a miracle, trust a witch.❞

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|| Found Tonight || Dear Hamilton ||




Time had not moved outside of the dimension Levi had fallen into. When she returned, the room looked exactly the same, the book open to the same page, the furniture appearing untouched despite the vortex that Levi was certain had happened. She blinked as her eyes adjusted to the light and gazed at her reflection in the mirror. Her new eye was golden in hue, it could see perfectly despite the scar on her otherwise unblemished face. Faustus walked up behind her, placing a hand on her shoulder. "So this is the palace," he had a nostalgic look in his eye. "I'm not supposed to leave this room," Levi admitted, "but my familiar should be back any second." His eyes widened, "You've summoned a familiar?" Levi nodded, speak of the devil, Pen entered carrying a tray.

"Levi!" She squealed, the door closing behind her. Her familiar grabbed her, wrapping her wings around Levi protectively. "Who is that man! Why is he shirtless and in your bed!" Pen hissed at him, then looked Levi up and down to check for wounds. "Your eye!" She squeaked, stepping back. Levi scratched at her head, looking away. "Um, a lot has happened." Levi admitted, "a lot?! Cheese and crackers, I've been gone for ten minutes!" Pen directed Levi to the table, away from Faustus, who was now looking through the closet for a shirt. "And you, who are you and what are you doing with Levi!" Faustus turned, sweeping into a low bow, a dramatic gesture indeed.

"My name is Faustus, I am Princess Levi's intended." Levi's head was still spinning, "Pen-" but her familiar held up a hand. "Eat your lunch Levi, I'll take care of this," she rolled up her sleeves, feathers ruffling. It was clear that Pen was not happy with any of this. "You can't be her intended, Levi does not take the hand of strangers, much less some unknown street rat!" Pen had her hands on her hips, she was clearly trying to block Faustus's view of the Princess. "Strangers? Please, allow me to introduce myself," he stopped rifling through Levi's closet and turned around, bowing once more. "Prince Faustus Willim Abergene the Third, at your service." His bow was so low his hair touched the tiles. "Pr-prince!?" Levi and Pen both stuttered incredulously.

Faustus crossed the room, taking an apple from the silver tray. "You said nothing about being a Prince!" Levi hissed as he perched himself on the edge of the table. "It did not seem relevant at the time," he admitted with a shrug, biting into the apple. Levi leaned back in her seat, her head still spinning from all of this. "Perhaps you should have mentioned something about that? Maybe it would have laid some validity to your claim?" Faustus grinned, leaning forward and tipping Levi's chin up with a finger. "I have no validity, I am a dishonored prince that has been chained under the ground for the last century. I do not know if my family even still lives, but I promise you this Princess, I will not allow them to do to you what they have done to me."

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"You are to sit here and sit pretty." Chief Bouldstone said, glaring at Yulissa. They saw the flags rising, the storm clouds overhead the mountain home of the Varians. The Assault Unit was here, even Yulissa could sense their mana coming. They were ready to attack. "The Varians and our Fae family will defend this mountain to our very last." Yulissa nodded silently, not wanting to speak. Azure looked over at her in worry, tail flicking back and forth. "Mistone, you stay here, you're too young to fight." All the warriors of Var Nayya had already left their memories on the Memory Tree. They were prepared to die for their home. What stupid barbarians, allowing themselves to be manipulated and controlled like this. "You will witness our victory over your kind, Magnolian Queen."

As he left, Mistone smiled, brewing some sort of tea using fire and a primitive looking pot. It looked awful - how could these mages live lives like this? Why was everything so uncivilized here? But still, it was their primitive lives. If they wanted to live like this they deserved that right. If Yulissa was not the Queen of Magnolia she would have volunteered to raise her wand for the sake of these filthy barbarians. "The battle is starting." Yulissa could see the sparks flying in the distance from Chief Bouldstone's stony home at the peak of the mountain city. "Many of you barbarians are going to die trying to fight off the Assault Unit." Even the special fae defenses weren't going to last against Magnolia's standing army. "That's okay. If we're meant to live, then we will live." Mistone chirped, still peppy as she served the tea for them.

Azure drank it gratefully. "Am I allowed to hope this ends peacefully?" She asked, voice wavering. It was fairly clear the mana sniffing cat was about to burst into tears. "I don't want this place hurt, but I'm loyal to my home!" Yulissa was admittedly having difficulites herself. Still, she had no choice in the matter. "I can't really drink." Her hands were bound after all. "Can you remove the vines?" Mistone looked a tit and shook her head. "Daddy says you need to have them on." She was only going to listen to what her father said, wasn't she? "If you don't untie me, your father might die." Yulissa really didn't want to be stuck here when the worst came to pass. Maybe there was something, anything she could do.

"My daddy can win! I believe in him." Mistone shook her head again but stood to offer to hand serve Yulissa the tea, who drank it. It was slightly burnt and it tasted primitive with none of the sophistication tea in Magnolia did. "We could help protect your home." Azure offered, knowing what her Master was trying to do. "Can you let us go?" Mistone smiled and pulled some candy out. "Stay here with me! I'm supposed to entertain you two!" Yulissa stared at the gelatin rubber glob. It was the strangest candy she'd ever seen.

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❝Never put your faith in princes. When you require a miracle, trust a witch.❞

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|| Found Tonight || Dear Hamilton ||




The door creaked open, all three stiffening. Zinnia entered, cradling books, her gaze on the floor for a moment, she was clearly deep in thought. "Who is that?" The witch asked as she closed the door behind her, almost instantly, Faustus had run to the other side of the room to greet her. "My, my, what an immense amount of power I sense from something so small." One of the books in Zinnia's grasp fell, landing on his toe. He hissed, his feet bare and danced out of the way. "I did not expect company, but I could sense him outside. How did you manage to sneak a boy in here?" Zinnia asked as Faustus danced around, craddling his poor foot. "Accio book," the thick volume flew back into Zinnia's grip as the witch crossed the room, sitting at the table where Levi and Pen currently were.

"He is... well... I'm not quite sure," Levi stuttered, scratching her cheek. Zinnia reached across the table, grasping Levi's face in her hands and tilting her chin to gaze into her new eye. "Shomthing wrong?" Levi asked, her face smushed. "Your eye," Zinnia rose to take a closer look, gazing into the golden orb. "How strange, it emits an aura, I suppose your new friend did you this favor?" Levi turned her head to remove it from Zinnia's grasp, rubbing her jaw, which was quite sore now. "Yes, he did." Levi confirmed, Faustus returned to her side, Pen glaring at him as she eyed him from the side. "Please, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Prince Faustus William Abergene the Third," he dipped into a low bow once more, his hair nearly touching the floor.

To Levi and Pen's surprise, Zinnia dipped into a curtsy. "Zinnia Evernight... the First." Zinnia placed her books down on the table, "How did you get in here?" Levi could answer this one of course. "I uttered a few words, fell down a hole, and suddenly I'm betrothed." Zinnia nodded, as though this explained everything. "Might I see the book?" Levi rose to fetch it from the bed, where the very same page still lay open. She handed the book to Zinnia, whose nose scrunched up (rather cutely, Levi thought) as she evaluated and broke down the root of the spell. "I see," Zinnia placed the book down, "A containment spell, how old are you Faustus? Who was Queen when you last walked the earth?" Faustus tapped a finger against his chin in thought, Levi pensive. "I am not quite sure, Althea Anemone was Queen, she was the one that sentenced me."

"What was this sentencing for?" Zinnia pressed, it was clearly important, something Levi had not thought to ask. "Well, tha's ismple of course. She killed my family for not following her rules, so I tried to kill her." Zinnia nodded, as though that all made sense. "That's... Althea was my Mother," Levi sank further into her seat, feeling rather ashamed. Her Mother had done so many horrible things, but she had not known any of them until they recently came to light. "I know, Princess." Faustus smiled, "don't worry your pretty head, that woman cannot hurt either of us anymore. Tell me, who is the current Queen? I presume it is not you, since you are locked up in this room with only a strange witch and a familiar for comfort."

"My sister stole the crown from under my nose, Yulissa is the one currently in power."

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Yulissa looked up to see a very unwelcome face. "Why am I not surprised you joined the march?" She asked dubiously, looking at the man. Fingolf Riven was here, sporting the Assault Unit attire. "I requested to join, of course." There was blood splattered on his face, it looked as if he killed many barbarians on the way here. Mistone looked at him, holding up her staff that was too big for her. "You're not welcome here! Go away!" She yelped, a weak gust of wind blowing from her wand at Fingolf Riven and the two Assault Unit soldiers behind him. "We're making quick rounds of you uncouth worms." He said with a grin. "You'll all be made to see the light of Magnolia." Yulissa looked at Mistone and shook her head, she knew how this was going to go.

"You really should run away, girl." She advised the little horned child. There was no worth in fighting this. "Please, Mistone! It's dangerous!" Azure yelped, tail stiff behind her back. The white cat agreed, this was not a fight worth fighting for the child. Mistone seemed puzzled at the idea of running away. "The fae told me to stay. Daddy also says it's my job to help protect home!" She smiled fearlessly in the face of the three adults staring her down. "Oh my, it's an idiot." Fingolf sneered. "Let's put this one down, I really want to see how that stupid Chief will react when his brat's head is welcoming him home." Mistone tilted her head. "No, my whole body will be here to say hello!" She insisted, twirling her staff. Fingolf raised his wand, a deadly bolt of fire shooting out.

Mistone bumped her staff onto the floor, a shield of leaves forming around her, but the leaves quickly caught fire. Yulissa grimaced, knowing the child stood no chance here. Streams of water shot out from the floor, extinguishing the fire when Mistone realized her mistake. "Mistone! Cut us loose, we can help!" Azure pleaded, she couldn't just let the girl die before her. Yulissa watched quietly. This was such a stupid sacrifice - were all barbarians like this? "Daddy gave me this job, it's ok-" Mistone looked over and smiled reassuringly when a yellow bolt shot out from Fingolf's wand, striking the girl on the head, knocking her down. "Silencio." Fingolf grinned, and a thread sewed Mistone's lips shut.

The Assault Unit soldiers grabbed her legs, tore her staff away, and stripped off her robes. "Barbarians like you don't get to wear clothes." Fingolf snickered as Mistone's eyes widened in fear. Fingolf cast another spell, creating a magic sword. The child could not scream, so Fingolf chopped off her limbs one by one, watching her writhe in pain, shaking violently which each slice as her blood decorated the floor. Still her eyes didn't waver, she had faith that her Father would come for her, that Chief Bouldstone would save her.

He finally did come, looking tired after a successful defense, though with many losses. "Mistone, I'm back. We won, though many of us..." He stopped, looking at the pile of limbs that was his daughter's corpse. Fingolf grinned maliciously at him, while the two soldiers each held Yulissa and Azure respectively, the two roughed up significantly. "That's my daughter." Chief Bouldstone's voice quivered delicately. "Y-you killed my..." Hesp, the fairy, was shaking with rage. "What? Who would do that? Who would kill a kid?!" The fairy yelped, wings fluttering madly behind her. "Don't pretend you have emotions." Fingolf shook his head as Bouldstone knelt down to the corpse and sobbed as he cradled it. "You barbarians are uncivilized. You don't know what family is yet. But if you had surrendered, maybe your daughter would have had a chance to learn in Magnolia what it meant to be happy." As the broken Chief cried for his child, Fingolf apprated away, with the Princess and her cat in tow, back to Magnolia where they belonged.

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"Something terrible has just happened," Zinnia spoke softly, looking up from her book. Levi too, looked up, having been nosing through one of the thick novels Zinnia had brought her. "What do you mean?" Zinnia rose from her chair, stumbling. Faustus jumped to reach out as Zinnia tripped, steadying her. "Something horrible, I must go." She pushed Faustus away, going to the door. Levi rose, following the witch; outside she could hear yelling. They wanted the Potions Master to tend to the Queen. Why? Alarm jumped in Levi's heart, causing it to pound in her ears. Was something wrong with Yulissa? "Is she always like that?" Faustus wanted to know; he too was upset, but perhaps for different reasons. "Yes," Levi replied, "Zinnia is always like that. Flammel told me she's been through a lot. Younger than me and she's seen more tragedy than most of us should ever experience in their entire lives."

Faustus went silent at that, "doesn't mean she should be so cold," Pen laughed behind them. "Cold? Says the one who's proclaimed himself my human's betrothed!" Faustus turned to argue with Pen as Levi sighed, digging her nose back into her book. She needed to escape this room, but how? The doors were both heavily guarded at all times. There was only one enchanted window, which if you attempted to open, would reveal a wall. The fire place was out of the question, a fire was most always roaring in the hearth. Yulissa had made Levi's cage inescapable. She had already tried apparating out too, which had failed. "What are you thinking about?" Pen's voice startled Levi out of her reverie.

"Leaving," the Princess admitted, rubbing her eyes. She was tired, tired of everything. "Where would we go?" Pen asked softly, "back to Flammel's I think." She looked at her hands, which were shaking slightly. "You don't look so good," Pen admitted, why was Levi shaking? Was it the weight of the world sitting on her shoulders? Or perhaps the inevitable feeling creeping up on her that Yulissa was going to force her back to sleep? Why had her sister not come to see her? Was it shame? Contempt? Something else? Had Levi done something that made Yulissa want to usurp the throne? Or perhaps she had planned this all along? "Was our bond ever real?" Levi questioned, sitting upright.

"I think it was," Faustus, surprisingly, pipped up. "Do you have siblings?" Faustus shook his head, "Queen Althea killed my entire family. I had two younger brother's and a sister, I was first in line for the throne in my Kingdom, we were a patriarchy, but the council was made up of primarily women." The council... the council! "I know how we're going to escape!" Levi rose, "I don't think the council knows I'm here. Once they find out that Yulissa is holding me captive, they'll force her to let me out!" Pen tapped her chin in thought, "but who's gonna tell them?"

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Yulissa groaned, looking at the wounds over her body, at the crystals slowly creeping up her leg. Azure whimpered, curled up into a ball. "Keep this a secret." Fingolf whispered into her ear. "You'd rather Levi not get involved in this." Yulissa nodded, pain exploding all over her body as they arrived. She knew that if it was revealed Fingolf Riven was the one who hurt her, she knew Levi would try to do something about it. Her whole body was a mess as she laid in the bed, and it was hard to breathe as she stared at the crystals creeping higher and higher, above the shin, closer to the knee now. How long did she have? How long until her whole body was crystalized? "Master, Master..." Azure wept, hugging her stump of a tail.

"It'll be okay." Madame Pomfrey was off with Silas, helping the rest of the injured Assault Unit members who had hurt themselves against the fae creatures. While the Assault Unit was strong, they did not expect the wiliness of the fae barbarians. They were fighting tribal creatures in their own territory, but Var Nayya was still too weak to do much other than protect her borders. "We'll... be fine." It wasn't long until the ball. Would her bruises and cuts help? "Those barbarians." A weak Sonya's voice trailed off into the room. "I can't believe they kidnapped you like that! We'll kill them! If it wasn't for Fingolf who knew what could've happened to you!" The worry was clear in her voice as she looked over from the other bed. "I know." Yulissa's expression was dark. She needed to eliminate Fingolf somehow, she couldn't let him do this. Right now, he was the most powerful person in all of Magnolia in terms of political power. "I guess I should thank him."

A familiar face showed up. Zinnia Evernight was here, dutiful as always. Could she be used to keep a secret? Yulissa wasn't sure. "Those fae barbarians put up a good fight." Yule murmured, feeling dizzy. Azure hugged her stump, curled up sadly on the bed. The corpse of the child was still scarred into Yulissa's mind. Mistone may have been a barbarian, but she did not deserve to die. She did not deserve the fate she was given. Before she knew it, Yulissa realized her eyes were watering with tears.


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The door opened. The guards were fast asleep. Rainarch pointed at the door at her two conspirators. "Lumier, Yuu, it's through there! Levi's in there!" She hugged a weak Suzuya, still cursed, still in eternal burning pain. She was barely able to stand, poor Suzuya was being starved and tortured but she never did gave up. "We'll go get her. We have to get ready for the ball after all." Lumier said with a flashy smile. Yuu rushed forward, wand at the ready. "Levi! We're here! Are you ready to go? Before Yulissa puts you back to sleep!"

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Zinnia placed her apron on and a pair of gloves, entering the hall where the wounded soldiers were being tended to. She lined her pockets with potion bottles of all shapes and sizes, for all different uses of course. Zinnia closed her eyes and took in a deep breath, pulling a mask on over her mouth and nose as the smell of blood overwhelmed her. The sick hall was lined with beds of the soldiers who had partaken in the massacre. Whether or not it was willing, it was a crime that was unforgivable. Here she was, being forced to use her potions to treat them. Madame Pomfrey spared her a glance, it seemed that her thinking was similar. The two, unwilling witches, being forced to give out aid. Zinnia took in a deep breath and shoved her feelings aside, seeking out the Queen, knowing that she was the priority. "I've brought your medicines, which you've neglected to take this morning."

Zinnia placed the potion bottles on the table, sparing Azure a glance. "There's something for you here too," for her tail. "Was it worth it?" Zinnia asked the man standing with a gloating smug as she passed by him. "To have the blood of innocents on your conciounse for the rest of eternity?" She passed him in a flash, knowing that she was needed elsewhere. This was not the time to bargain with fools, as it was no contest. That man, that man's smile would be forever imprinted on her mind. He wore their blood like a trophy, his wand in his hand as though it were a sword. Magic was not supposed to be used for conflict, magic was supposed to be used for vitality. It was not a room full of soldiers she saw, but a room full or murderers. They were no better than the Queen they served. Yulissa could claim she was doing this all for Levi, but had she ever stopped to consider if this was what Levi wanted?

Dinner arrived promptly at six PM. Levi had been attempting to think up a way to use the council, Faustus and Pen both trying to dissaude her. It was better to not be in their debt, it was better to keep them out of this. It was something her familiar and whatever Faustus was to her-could agree on. "It's the only chance we have! What else are we supposed to do?" The Grandfather clock rang with the hour, dinner arrived, two trays. One for Levi, one for Pen. Faustus of course, was not something, or rather, someone they knew about. "Here, you can share mine." Levi insisted, knowing that she would not need the lavish amount of food that had been doled out. After dinner, she prepared for bed, knowing that there was no sense in staying up considering there was nothing to do except read or argue with Faustus and Pen.

"I'll make myself a bed here," Faustus decided, pushing two chairs together. "Okay, just make sure you stay hidden." Levi was worried, of course, that if someone caught him in the room he would be executed. The last thing she had expected was to be awoken by the sound of familiar voices. Pen ran to greet them, glad to see their faces. "Lumier, Yuu! You came! Oh Suzuya, you too!" Suzuya managed a smile despite the clear amount of pain she was in. "Let's go home Princess," she held out a hand, shaking slightly. Levi took it, Faustus leaping up to scare them all. "Let's get out of here," he grinned, Lumier and Yuu looking at Levi in confusion. "This is Faustus, I'll explain later."

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A certain mist demon had become very used to creeping the halls of the esteemed Anemone Palace, knowing the rotations of the guard off by heart. She was an expert and oozing in and out as a little black shadow out of the corner of anyone's vision. She knew the safe paths for everyone to take, she knew precisely what to do. After patting Levi on the head and giving Faustus an odd stare, the shadow ate everyone, putting them safely inside of her. Suzuya shivered but remained brave - Rain knew she was going to need help recovering. She was cursed with a fearsome power, and only someone just as skilled with curses would know how to get rid of it. "Okay, let's get going to safety now." She became mist, carefully carrying those inside of her as she traversed the halls.

Xavi gave her a little smile as he walked through the halls. "I helped, right?" It was he who found the magical key to Suzuya's sell, releasing her. He might be useless as a Councillor, but it was good to have another Patriot stationed here who wasn't constrained by their duty as a guard. Endro was useful too, but he had to keep up the act as a palace guard. "You did! This wouldn't have worked wi-" Footsteps! Rain quickly hushed herself and continued creeping through. There was someone she needed to meet though, someone she needed to see. Rain popped up by Zinnia's side as she was finished her round of healing the soldiers returning from the war front. "Zin, Zin, do I have an offer to make you!" The mist demon gave a big smile. Since Yue was taken by Chief Bouldstone, Rain had been busy working with the Patriots in an effort to make things right, so she didn't have much time to dote on Zinnia like promised.

"I'm taking Levi and the Patriots back home. They need to prepare if they want to properly steal the throne from Yulissa after all." She spoke in hushed tones, it would be useless if someone overheard them after all. "You can come with me. I'll go wherever you go, but I have to drop them off first." There were a few options before them now. "Levi is probably going to need you, Zinny. But, um... with Yue in Var Nayya, I'm worried if we don't stay here she'll be alone if she's ever saved from her miasma." It was a hard dilemma. "The Chief apparently hurt Queen Yulissa pretty bad when he kidnapped her. Is he a bad person?" Could they trust someone like that? "He didn't seem bad when Yue and I visited him before." He was perfectly hospitable as a host.

The mist demon wasn't sure what to do. "Make your decision, okay? It's easy for me to get in and out, so no need to choose right now." She skedaddled then, because she had an important job to do. Adelyn Grace opened the gate to her home, the new Patriot House, with her father, Greil Grace grunting at the demon. Greil Grace was unhappy with how things went with Var Nayya, but perhaps putting his bets on the Patriots was the best way to save Magnolia. "We're here, the Patriots are here!" Rain opened her mouth, pulling Lumier, Faustus, Pen, Yuu, and most importantly, Levi out. "My father agreed to house you all for now." Adelyn said with a happy clap of her hands. "Though you'll have to be serving staff for now. That doesn't include you, Levi, because you have a ball to prepare for!"

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Zinnia disposed of her gloves and mask in the bin, glad that she was done making rounds and healing soldiers. She was a prisoner just as much as those in the cells below, but at least Madame Pomfrey's presence made things tolerable. The last thing Zinnia expected to see was a shadow leap towards her. Had she not known it was Rainarch, no doubt she would have screamed and accidentally attracted unwanted attention. Thankfully, however, Zinnia would recognize the puddle of sadness anywhere. A head popped out of the shadow, as expected and Zinnia smiled. Of course, the last thing she had expected was that Rainarch had worked up the nerve to help in a prison break. How different the demon was from when Zinnia had first met her.

Was that her heart swelling with pride? "I will take everything into careful consideration, be back tonight please." Zinnia said and went off to her potion room to check her stocks. She wanted to leave, she knew she wanted to leave, but she had to make potions first. Enough for the Queen to last while Zinnia was gone and enough for her own stock. Of course, as soon as she arrived, she lit the fire beneath the cauldron and began cooking her secret recipes. Of course, none of them were truly secret, but Zinnia there were a handful of Zinnia's own invention that she would be bringing with her. She could not stay here anymore, knowing what they did to Var Naya. They would look for Zinnia, sure, but they would be busier looking for Princess Levi.

It was strange, being inside of a shadow. Everything felt damp and cold, but not gloomy per say. Not when you were surrounded by familiar faces and friends. When Rainarch released them in their new headquarters, a familiar face greeted Levi. "Adelyn!" Adelyn Grace was the picture of perfection of course, "Levi!" She ran forward, hugging the Princess in a tight embrace. Greil Grace seemed almost flustered by their presence, but it was clear that he was glad to be hosting them. "Thank you for your graciousness, your kindness will not be forgotton." Levi curtsied, glad that he was doing the Patriots such a favor. Suzuya, of course, had her pride and thanked him deeply as well.

They were rushed off then, taken to rooms to be boarded in and shown around the house by Adelyn, who was wearing her pajamas with a robe over them. "Of course, this is where we'll hold meetings." It was a parlor room with a pretty arrangement and a fire roaring in the hearth. "We'll have to make due with this for now, I know it isn't ideal, but I'm glad we could come to this agreement," she turned towards Levi then. "Who is the new recruit?" Levi turned red, staring at her feet. "This is-um, Faustus. We're-" he cleared his throat, holding out a hand. He was wearing a lady's button down, black pants, and no shoes. "Prince Faustus, I am Princess Levi's betrothed."

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Endro was helping her walk as he pointed at the scene before him. He was the only guard properly doing his job, as these other ones had gone fast asleep. As if an enemy disabled them before they even had a chance to fight back. "Yulissa..." Sylas's voice was pained as he looked at what this all meant. "I know." Her heart felt cold, her chest burned, hollow. It was all hollow and pained. She knew very well what this meant. "Princess Levi has escaped. Do your best to keep this news hidden. Only those in the Palace are allowed to know this." Sylas and Endro were both supporting her weight, since she could no longer walk on her own, not with the injuries Fingolf had given her. "Somehow, I always knew..."

It was a truth she didn't want to admit. But for Yulissa to properly clean Magnolia of it's evil and corruption, she couldn't give the throne over yet. This was a job she started, it was a job she had to see to the end. "Princess Levi is our enemy. No doubt she and the Patriots are planning for a coup at the ball one week from now." There was not much time left until then. Would she have healed from her injuries by then? Or would the crystals continue growing, spreading on her body and leave her unable to fight back? "Will you be okay?" Sylas's expression was full of pain. "Levi is..." Levi was beloved to all of them. "As you ordered, we'll keep this secret." Endro nodded, ever the Patriot. "We should take you back to bed so you can rest and fight for your throne."

But the unfortunate truth was that one week was not going to be enough time for her to truly prepare. "Oh, your highness, it seems like you're in quite the predicament." Relda Ina smiled at her, waving. "Don't worry. The research division found a solution just for this kind of situation." Yulissa gave her an odd stare as Sylas and Endro were helping her back to her bed. "Tell me quickly." She really didn't want the Council getting their grubby hands on her private affairs like this. "If it'll heal me quickly enough, I'll do it." Sylas pinched her arm in alarm. "Wait, Yulissa, are you sure about this?" He hooked a thumb Relda's way. "You know she's...

"I have no other choice." She couldn't afford to lose, not against Levi. Levi needed to be kept pure from the sins of Magnolia no matter how much she tried to pretend she was strong enough for the task. "Then come with me, your highness. Your dogs can follow along as they wish." Relda smiled happily. "We'll save Magnolia together. I'm always on your side."

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Rainarch made it back to the palace without incident. Everyone was dropped off safely at the Grace Manor, the Patriots would begin their preparations for the upcoming ball, and the clash of sisters that was inevitably going to occur. "Zinnia, I'm here." She poked her friend on the shoulder. "Just as you asked." It was easy for her to move about at night, she was a mist demon after all. This sort of thing was simply natural to her. "Shall we go?"

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"Yes, let's." Her pockets were lined with potions, she felt horrible for leaving Madame Pomfrey behind once more, but the healer would figure out what had happened, she was of the smarter sort and would know what Zinnia was up to. For the first time in what felt like too long, Zinnia was outside of the palace walls. She fell to her knees in the grass almost as soon as Rainarch released her. "It's been too long my friends," she whispered, running her hands through the green lawn. "What are you doing out here?" Pen asked, having come to greet them. "Just saying hello," Zinnia greeted the flowers of the Grace Manor's garden. It was beautiful, the way the moon shone through the trees and her heart soared. She smiled, feeling at peace for the first time in a long time.

When morning came, Levi was the first to awaken. She bathed in freedom and dressed in the robes Adelyn had so kindly provided. When she exited the bathroom, Faustus was grumbling about the clothing he had been given. Mage robes were a bit more form fitting than the typical witch ones. He paused when she emerged, hair still a bit damp, her mismatched eyes glinting in the light of morning. "You look wonderful, freeom suits you." He walked forward, offering a hand. Levi took it, wondering what this man was up to. He spun her in a circle, stopping her in front of the mirror. "In a week's time, you will be ruling in your proper place. The world will be in aligment," Levi swallowed hard, it was almost impossible to believe that time had sneaked up on them so soon. "I'm nervous," she admitted.

"Of course you are, but you're also going to do great." The door opened, Pen hissing when she saw the scene. "Get your grubby hands off of the Princess's waist!" She smacked him with a wing, Faustus relenting and releasing her. "Come on, they're already meeting in the parlor." The three of them went down the long hallway and to the staircase, breakfast was being served where they were meeting and a surprising face was there to greet them. "Zinnia!" Yuu and Lumier burst into the room right before Levi had. She was sitting poised on the windowsill, wearing green robes and sipping from a teacup. "You're here!" Levi chirped excitedly. Zinnia took a long sip and placed her cup down in midair, the cup and saucer floating.

"Of course, I could not simply leave you unprepared when the ball is so soon." She spoke matter-of-factly, crossing her legs at the ankles, the picture, perfect lady. Was it Levi, or did everyone in that room seem to swoon? The door opened as Suzuya arrived, pushed in a wheelchair by Adelyn. "Thank you for the potion, it is doing much for the pain," Suzuya spoke. Zinnia nodded in acknowledgement and went back to sipping her tea. "We have one week until the ball, do we have a plan?" Levi asked, rather nervous about the entire affair.

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|| Sister's Noise || Raina Illune ||




In a wheelchair she could control using her wand, Yulissa followed Relda Ina to the apparating room. "Let's go to my laboratory." She said with a grin, leading the way. She always was a threatening sort, dressed in all white, always looking perfect and beautiful despite everything. Yulissa did not want to trust her, but she still knew that Relda Ina got results. Science has never been able to fail her before. Silas glowered unhappily, standing close to Yulissa. "I'm coming too. Whatever happens, you won't have privacy to do anything untoward to the Queen." Sonya was too injured to come, but Silas was an accomplished mage himself. He was not only good at healing magic, he could do lots more than that if he wished. "Then let's go. There's no time to waste."

At peak strength Yulissa had no doubts that she was stronger than Levi. The problem was because of her Pangolin Disease, it was getting harder and harder for her to fight properly now. She wouldn't stand a chance against Sigfried if she chose to fight him when he next appeared. The Queen of Magnolia was pathetic. If the people knew she was not perfect, that her body was flawed, they would cut her head off. They all apparated and then what next filled Yulissa's vision was the research facility itself, the pristine and sterile white walls surrounding her. "Welcome to my home. Orie, greet our guests." A strangely human demon bowed and nodded, having been waiting for them. "Hello. Is this who you were talking about, Miss Ina? Is this the Queen?" Relda Ina nodded. "And our job is to make sure she can fight properly to protect her right to inherit."

Orie's eyes naturally fell to the crystallized leg, no longer able to be hidden by dresses anymore. "This is an emergency. So I hope you have some special way to heal my leg." With it like it was, she could not walk, she could not fight. "Well, follow us." Orie began walking. "There's a special room built just for you, your highness." Silas was turning his neck, trying to look at every little nook and cranny. "Be careful. It's not too late to back out now." There were many isolation cubes, where strange magical experiments were being done. Some of the captured fae from Var Nayya were being tested on, confused and afraid as to why they were being cut open.

"It's an Advanced Regeneration Tube." Relda Ina said proudly, gesturing to the tube that would no doubt be filled with a magical liquid. "You'll be suspended, but it'll heal you. If our tests are correct, your Pangolin Disease will be reverted back to Stage One, before it began crystalizing your body." Naturally they couldn't get rid of it fully. It was in her genes after all, it was written into her DNA. "That's fine. Put me in." She was so tired of the endless fatigue. She was so tired of the chronic agony in her foot. But maybe this could put an end to it once and for all. "Yule..." Silas's warning tone was promptly ignored. Yulissa was desperate for relief, for a way to avoid a future of being trapped and slowly dying in a crystal statue.

"Put me in. Right now. Please." Relda waved her wand as Orie prepared the device. "Then sleep, and when you wake, you'll feel all better." Exhaustion overcame her and her eyes dropped shut as the spell flooded her systems.

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❝Never put your faith in princes. When you require a miracle, trust a witch.❞

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|| Found Tonight || Dear Hamilton ||




"The plan is as follows," Adelyn brought up a map while Suzuya spoke. Levi piled her plate high with hot cakes and strips of fried meat, then poured syrup over all of it and took a seat in one of the plush chairs. Pen too, took human food, nibbling on a pastry, while Faustus piled his plate with all sorts of delicacies, not having eaten properly since his return to earth. Zinnia was not minding the talking, staring out the window, at the gaden longingly. "Our invitation to the Ball has been revoked, or at least, the Queen's invitation has. She has publicly declared the Patriots enemies, considering her hostility towards us for harboring Princess Levi." Levi looked up from her plate, a hot cake halfway to her mouth. Her cheeks turned pink and she cleared her throat. "I will reinstate the favor towards the Patriots, of course." Suzuya nodded and turned back towards her board.

"The Founders Day Ball is open to all nobility and the general public, which means that there will be no need to sneak in. As long as we enter on neutral ground, we will be allowed to go. Levi and her familiar will be in disguise of course." Once more they looked at her, this time, Levi was licking syrup off of her fingers. She wasn't sure whether to laugh or blush. "Of course, go on." Suzuya cleared her throat once more and winced, even with the pain elixers, she was still hurting. "We will strike after the Queen's opening dance. Anyone is allowed to approach her, of course, once she had taken a seat on her throne. One of us will be waiting on that line so that we will be in prime position." Suzuya began to cough, Lumier quickly scrambling to retrieve a drink for her.

"Once it is our turn, Levi will reveal herself and challenge the Queen for her right to the throne. Since it will be in the public eye, hopefully Yulissa will not engage in open combat. However, should she insist, Levi will challenge her to a duel. Levi will win and we will all sleep in our own beds." It seemed so simple, to pin all of their hopes on the Princess. To pray that Levi was fit for this job, that the Princess could bring the Patriots back to the good graces of the public eye. "Zinnia, you've been training her, how do you think she'll do?" Yuu asked, taking a sip of coffee from his cup. Zinnia looked away from the window. "Woefully under prepared, but her training will serve her well, if she can recall what I've taught her."

"I can! I remember a lot, but I still think I could use more-" Faustus cut her off. "Of course she needs more training! You've given her two months to prepare for what she should have been doing her entire life. What sort of education was Althea giving her!" He grumbled. "I did not say the training has ended," Zinnia amended, glaring at him. Faustus smiled, giving Levi a thumb's up as the Princess groaned. The others laughed, they seemed to find Faustus entertaining and had accepted the Prince readily into their ranks. "Are you done? Should we go out to the garden?" Zinnia asked, clearly eager to go outside into the sunshine. Levi placed her plate down and picked up her wand, "I'm ready, let me show you all I've learned."

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The mist demon entered the mountain, eyes wide as she saw the sights. As much as Var Nayya was beautiful, much of that beauty was gone now. The fae were still in mourning, the Varians, wearing their funeral outfits for their fallen friends at the funeral pyre. Chief Bouldstone was missing from the mass funeral, did it have something to do with his dead daughter? "Oh, Rainarch..." One of the shopkeepers saw her. "You came to visit..." Var Nayya had lost nearly fifty percent of it's entire population. While they managed to fight off Magnolia, they wouldn't be able to do it again. There were still corpses and blood and body parts all over the mountain city as Rainarch walked around, seeing the awful sights.

The Chief's house at the top of the mountain was waiting for her. Rainarch decided to creep her way up there after paying her respects to those who had fallen. For now, Var Nayya was still free, but they weren't going to stay that way. No matter how prideful the Varians were of their home, they couldn't stay here anymore. Rain needed them to know that, at least. She made her way up the garden path as the flowers blossomed, oblivious to all the tragedy in the city. "Oh..." One of the maids from the palace was sobbing into her hands. Rain frowned, patting her on the back. "I'm sorry. If I had come, maybe..." But she couldn't regret her choice either. She chose to stay at Zinnia's side, because that was what Yue would have wanted.

The Palace was dark and dreary. All the candles were snuffed out but one in the guest room where Yulissa and Azure were held. "Chief Bouldstone, shouldn't you be mourning with the rest?" The mist demon asked the ruler of Var Nayya, who was crouched over in the corner, a huddled mess of misery. "I know Mistone's... but even so, you have a responsibility to your people. They're counting on you to make the choice." The hardest choice of their lives. "I'm a father." Chief Bouldstone's rumbling voice was low and weak. "I couldn't even protect my baby girl. She was too young to even put her memories in the Memory Tree. She's never coming back."

When it all seemed lost, it was Chief Bouldstone who moved the mountains and forced the Magnolian Assault Unit back. It was his magic that saved them and bought them time. He was incredibly powerful, if only he would stand back up on his feet. "You know your people will be slaughtered once Magnolia comes back. You know they won't run away without your command." She walked up to him and grabbed his collar, her eyes glowing a deep blue. "You have to order the evacuation! Or else everyone here will die!" Would he stand up and do his duty, or would he cry and never recover from his loss?

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|| Found Tonight || Dear Hamilton ||




"Levi!" Pen cried as she fell on her behind. Her butt was handed to her once more, Zinnia barely seeming to have broken a sweat. "I'm alright," Levi recovered quickly. "Even with all of this space, you're wasting your energy trying to do large flourishing moves." Zinnia walked forward, offering a hand up. Levi took it, rubbing her sore behind with her other hand. "What do you mean? I'm trying to copy what you're doing!" Levi grumbled, slightly annoyed. Zinnia shook her head, "which is the wrong thing to do. Magic is unique to one's self, I do not cast with a wand, therefore, your magic will never come out the same as mine." The others were watching them, making plans in the garden while Zinnia taught Levi and Levi inevitebly failed.

"You can do it Levi!" Faustus chanted, "kick her butt! But not literally, because that would be rude!" Levi rolled her eyes and turned back to her opponent. "Think of it like painting a photo, you would not use such large, clumsy movements to paint a small canvas. You would use, small, controlled ones." Levi nodded, "I can go again." Her left foot fell back, she took a fighting stance. Zinnia too, took one, but unlike Levi, she held no wand. Her casting was faster, sharper. Levi had to try and see through her, she had to try and predict what spell Zinnia would use to take her down. "Frecknis!" Levi cast, the anticipation making her antsy. Zinnia dodged the spell easily, "Infernus knox," a snake of fire shot its way towards her. The Princess yelped, falling to the ground to dodge it.

"Saggitea!" Silver beams of energy made their way towards Zinnia, who smiled. "Soumiai!" Levi rose to her feet, dusting grass off of herself as water bullets spouted from her wand. "Azarath Metriun," a blue shield cropped up, dancing in the light. Her attacks were deflected and dissolved quickly against the surface. "Lakusho!" Handcuffs suddenly clasped Zinnia's hands together, the White Witch looking up in slight alarm. "Levi-" but the Princess did not listen. "Stupendo!" A basic spell, but effective, it seemed. Zinnia was caught off guard, her spell catching her in the shoulder. She flew backwards, rolling a few times. "Windendum!"

"Levi stop!" Yuu tackled her as she was about to set off another spell. Zinnia lay unnmoving on the grass, her clothing smoking. "I did that?" She whispered, horrified. Her wand fell from her hands as she rushed forward. Faustus grabbed her by the shoulder, "don't." He shook his head, Lumier and Yuu went to check on her, her friends, her comrades, who would never hurt her the way Levi had just done. "I did that, I did that. I'm sorry, I'm so sorry." She fell to her knees, her hands shaking. "Let's bring her inside," the magic handcuffs melted away. Yuu carried Zinnia, whose body was limp, back into the house, Adelyn rushing in after him. Suzuya wheeled herself forward, agonizingly slowly.

She placed a hand on Levi's shoulder. "You did well, I think you finally have what it takes to defeat the Queen."

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@The_Queen, oh no my dear you take care of your health! That's important, I'm not going anywhere Lol and neither are the others I'm sure. So you reply when you're good and ready. O(≧∇≦)O

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@Queen: Oh no bby, take your time! It's just the three of us right now (and only four when catgirl returns from vacation). I've actually been meaning to post again too, but I've been dealing with weird issues lately that have also been hindering my progress on doing anything. You have nothing to worry about; take your time. Your health is more important than a silly RP anyway.

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I apologize I haven't responded yet Hime and Star, I've been having trouble breathing and it's gotten to the point where I don't have energy because there's no air in my lungs.

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I've posted! @Everyone under the female yokai, Nozomi, please at least read my Sakura post. I changed a little something up. She is heading towards the building where Xavier resides, in case there's any confusion, and plans on interrupting it.

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So, we're going to start. I've made us a note pad so that we can all collaborate and share ideas. Star Child is going to be making another female to even things out and I'm going to fix the front page. We'll be starting either tonight or tomorrow. Please check on the pad at least once a day so you're not left out of the loop! Click here.

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And... I'm done! Sorry for the long delay, but I'm trying to finish up most things before I have to leave.

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(`⌒´メ) Well, I guess at least this is why we had as many roles as we did. There's nothing wrong with a smaller group'd RP though. I really love my character and I'm excited about everyone else's and I reeeeeally can't wait to start!

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I'm so glad you ended up liking them ^_^

We're just waiting on Catgirl now since most of the other players failed to even make it past the initial submission.

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No you made it perfect, those photos we're exactly what I had in mind but couldn't figure out where to get them. Thanks so much, you awesome person you!!! o (^‿^✿)o

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I hope you don't mind, I went in to fix some weird coding in your bio and then sort of got carried away and added photos.... If you don't like them or want to switch anything back, go right ahead, but otherwise your bio is perfect.

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I think I finished for the most part. Let me know if I need to edit some more. ∩˙▿˙∩

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Developing a Muse is so difficult! Especially one from scratch arrgh! (×_×;

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I really need everyone to start finishing up their bios, you've got two days left!

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I realized that it means screaming and reading texts of it can be weird. Apologies. I reverted the text . (◕‿◕✿)

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It just makes my head feel like I'm mentally screaming >.<

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I thought all caps looked cool. I can revert to normal text tho. Its a wip. ∩˙▿˙∩

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@Himekura, my brain hurts from all the screaming letters in your bio. Why is everything in caps?

@Star Child, good job! You get a cookie!

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I've finished Charlot completely and entirely! I hope everyone enjoys him! I sure do. I'm excited to see everyone else's characters and to get this roleplay on a roll. Your time to finish your characters, unless you've otherwise stated in the OOC or in a PM to Queen or I an upcoming endeavor, is coming up, so please work hard! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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I think, Not To Be is the worst possible outcome besides complete death. Even though he'd already be giving up his family which he'd already lost it's his sister he'll miss perhaps the most. Maybe he could learn to live his existence in another realm. That would interesting on it's own.

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HMMM. I love them all, but the Hellish Servitude probably wouldn't be as available or enjoyable to play in this roleplay. The Sakura Effect and Not to Be are good ;o; if only because they're upsetting.

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