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Zu

Zu Nea-ashi is a chaotic dragon who chooses her own master, as she is her own.

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a character in “Dragon Riders”, as played by reveries

Description

Name: Zu Nea-ashi
Gender: Female
Element: Fire
Personality: Having a deep voice, Zu is easily mistaken for a male deity, and while she is a she, Zu is quite the masculine character. A short and heavy temper, not one to be messed with or taken lightly for surely her wrath that is incurred will bring misfortune and death. A chaotic creature, she brings drought and bad luck to villages when she is most surely displeased, wreaking havoc on all when having her usual raging anger quests. Despite so, when Zu has a more easy going and calmer temperament as humans who dare appear before her are more wary and respectful, she has several wise words and knowledge that is found in the typical olden folks, fables and tales you've surely heard of, of the guiding of warriors.

Zu, though, doesn't have many of those calmer days, as she finds much sin and wrongs in humankind. It is surely asking for death to be venturing in her lands and home, and to appear before her with disrespect and ill intention. A stubborn dragon who does not stand to having her authority being questioned, usually throwing out to listening to reasonable reason when blinded with anger, being sensitive to many words. It is of childish behavior, she understands, but is unable to control herself, becoming quite the obnoxious and fearful dragon of her reputation. She only approves of those she acknowledges and while she prefers to be left alone to live out the rest of her long life, humans themselves who are surely idiots keep on angering her, and so, she cannot rest.

History: Zu is what you could consider to be a pig-headed teenager who was born with a stick up her behind, if you were to compare her to an actual human. Having been born wise and mature, she was raised by some breeders and appreciators, those of whom worshiped the the dragons, with much kindness and love. She begun to see the world differently when those same people were killed by a group of bandits and thieving humans, several who tried to sell her on the market. She had escaped, of course, but not without pains and scars. Zu has grown bitter towards the humans, after observing for a long while of how sinful and hateful they are, and so, she brings them her wrath and bitterness that she's developed from the painful experiences she's faced. Now, she's living in the high mountains, in her own cave to find peace. But since it's surrounded by villages and civilizations with the occasional human who ventures too far, and having forced her to show the other humans that she must be left alone.

A temple has been built at the base of her mountain, where most humans who are more wary of her dragon spirit, have given offerings and either pray for safety to travel through or otherwise, and it is this respect that she gives to those humans that give respect to her. Perhaps it is out of pity or softness for her egg-hatchers, as she does not disturb those humans, but she still wishes to be left alone.

Appearance:

Despite her otherwise unpleasant personality, Zu is quite a beautifully scaled dragon, one that a human would be extremely proud to take or to "control" as their own. Red scarlet manes that changes into the color of white during winter and spring seasons, with pure white scales of the occasional gold coloring, especially around her eyes that have a bright, angry red. Her claws are black, and has horns as dark as it.

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Other: Anyone's up for grabs, I guess. I made Zu a very hard to bond with dragon, so uh, er.. o w o I suppose that Zu'll became Alec's, 'less someone else comes along~ o x o



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So begins...

Zu's Story

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Silence, and darkness.

Red eyes slitted thin as they stared open, and Zu, being a creature who has been accustomed to this routine, unraveled herself from her tightly wound body. Lifting herself upwards towards the outside, the long snake-like dragon moved her way towards the light of the day that had cast several beams on her face from within her cave, away from the humans and civilizations below her mountain. As the dragon flew out, there was a foreboding feeling that pitted itself in her stomach. 'Something's coming. At least, it will.' Zu Nea-ashi didn't know what it was, but it kept her senses slightly stronger, like she had to prepare herself for something. 'I don't like how this's looking out.'

She swiftly snaked down through the air as she felt irritation ball up in the back of her mind, growing stronger by the passing second. It would seem that the village to the North - the direction in which she was heading for - would going to receive merely bad luck with their crops, for she wasn't angry. Not yet. Though she was likely to go burn the crops up in the South later.

She felt merciful today. But it wasn't likely going to last for long.

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#, as written by Abalyth
"Any unusual birth marks, of a dragon possibly?"

Tasida immediately pulled her thick hair out of its holder so it covered her ears and neck. For extra measure, she flipped the black hood of her cape over her head as well. No doubt she'd be recognized, being the banished warrior that she was. But she wasn't going to confess being chosen until she knew what it was exactly that the king had planned for her.

"If you do the king will grant you lots of gold."

She watched from behind the shadows of a pillar as the two boys quickly revealed their marks. She couldn't help but scowl. All over the promise of money. Since she quit being a dog to the king, she could have as much money as she wanted. Their rewards of money did nothing to entice her.

"What would the king request of us?"

Ah, that sounded more like the question she would ask before confessing her birthmark. Zane was a warrior she recognized from her dog days. He had a better head on his shoulders than the other guy, but from his lack of ability to think for himself, she found him largely frustrating.

"It will be a great pleasure to serve you, my great king."

Flinching, Tasida spat on the ground. Blind service aggravated her. She tore her eyes from the scene after watching the beautiful white dragon fly overhead and leaned against the pillar in silence. Thinking. Someone else approached, and she peeked out again and saw another had joined them, a girl. Gathering her confidence (which took no time at all), Tasida ran her hands over the hand axes on her belt before leaving the comfort of shadow and facing the two fools who boldly confessed their heritage without hesitation. She walked proudly, with her back straight and her eyes forward (old habits die hard). When she stood among them, Tas yanked off her hood and pulled her heavy dark red hair up. Behind her left ear, curving towards the base of her neck, stood a bold, solid black dragon mark.

"Why are you gathering us?" She asked in a detached, almost cold voice.

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As she flew overhead over a gathering of humans, the white dragon couldn't help but feel that ball of stress boil even more as she looked over with slitted eyes, a small spark of curiosity. "Humans", she spat in her mind as she looked at the interaction below, "sinful and wronging creatures that have no place as such evil beings here on the Mother Earth." And as she did so, she felt a shock overtake her body as her mind felt.. invaded. But after several moments, it disappeared, and she circled around as she moved about gracefully in the air, twirling and curling around in confusion.

"What was that?" Zu stared at the humans below. She didn't feel any sort of attack from any of them. Her eyes scanned over the area below. There was nothing. The serpent like dragon just stared ahead towards her destination, thinking over whether she should continue.

"Burn the South Village's crops." She decided, now turning around. "Forget the bad luck for the North, just burn." She quickly moved towards the South. She looked at the humans below again and then let out an angry cry, one that promised her wrath, before rapidly accelerating towards her new destination, making a gap in clouds nearby that parted apart for her body to zip through.

The best sort of way to take her anger out. Do so childishly by burning up crops of the humans' villages. She let out another roar as she spun her body around as she flew. Sparks of fire were let out from this one, and she continued on. "Horrible creatures they are, the humans."

((For any who're confused, since Zu hasn't made a bond with any human Dragon Rider as of yet, I suppose anyone could hear that momentary moment of her thoughts being connected to someone, seeing as the chosen Dragon Riders are all gathered. c: .. Unless I didn't grasp the concept about the bonds correctly?))

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Lightning jumped off the tree doing a flip in the air she landed in a cat stance. She stood tracking the dragon by ground wasnt going to be easy but she had a feeling it was going somewhere around people. She looked at Alec and motioned for him to follow her. "She went this way!" She called to him, blushing. He was so handsome. She always liked him more. She mentally erased those thought and focused on her current target. "I think it's going to the village!" She said to him a bit panicked now. She had the baby dragon in her arms.

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Lightening nodded. She walked with him. "Let's take a short cut. We will never make it in time." She said. " She said to him. She was trained in draining her emotions. Emotion is weakness. They blind you from the truth. as the master always told her. She looked at him.

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Zu stopped momentarily as she sensed humans. Humans on the move. She slowed her pace, as she watched several scattered about. "So my cry has caught your attention, then?"

A voice rung out, far more clearer than the ones she often heard of, from fear or otherwise. This was a great reason as to why she hated the humans. They kept ringing out, their calls are always haunting her mind. She hated them for that of a reason.

WHERE ARE YOU???? A human voice that she had picked up on. Female, - from what she could tell - and one with ill intention towards her existence, perhaps. She let out another roar, feeling threatened. "Insolent humans, but careful of whom you think you're trying to fight, for my size is much greater than that of yours!"

She quickened her pace towards the South village. Having grown up here, she knew the entire kingdom by heart, these lands have been ventured by her since a young age of those nomad egg-hatchers of hers. The bitter thoughts came. "But they're gone now, and for that," Zu looked down upon the lands, recalled her past. "All of the humans, for they are wronging beings, will pay for their sins!"

Zu let out another roar, this one of mixed emotions - hurt and rage - as she sped towards the village, fire already breathing out from her throat, anger and wrath having consumed her mind by now.

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Within her blind rage, she hears a voice. That feeling of invasion of her mind overtakes her with a strong effect, causing her to stumble towards the ground of trees in the forestland that separates the South village from the rest. Heavy breaths, angry ridden eyes. Her scars are hurting again.

Dragon, please stop. Zu, is it? If you do this, the reputation for dragons will only get worse, and then your kind will be hunted and killed. As a Rider, I cannot allow this. Please, let me speak with you before you do this. I feel the anger you have right now. If I cannot rid you of it, then you may kill me. Just please, let me try.

She feels blood. It hurts. But she's still holding on strong. "Human," she spats out. Her mind feels disconnected from her body. She doesn't like this. "Do not speak to me as if you are equal terms as I!" Her body, it is a faint feeling, is wriggling about violently. Hurting.

"It matters not if I were to be killed and hunted, for what have you any place to say such a thing, for your own kind has killed your own members! Your kind, the humans," she continues to rage, "have taken away my own happiness, and it makes me any more bitter than to say that you out of all humans, can change that?!"

Zu could feel her body letting out more roars, cries. Screams. Her voice becomes a bit weaker, if not, hesitant, and broken. "Do not make me laugh." Her claws have dug themselves into the ground. So much blood.

((Horrah for emotional breakdown. :D))

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Feeling the connection having become lost and separated, it takes Zu moments to regain feeling of her body once. As she wriggles about, and notices that she had crashed into a bout of trees, several that mildly pierced through her scales' skin. But there was still blood. There is a voice, but it's not in her head. Instead, it is of outside.

"And so, Zu, we meet. I must say, you are quite the dragon." He said, and gave her a small bow, not daring to rise until told to.

Zu takes on a more predatory stance, glaring at the human who appeared before her. The voice was familiar. She pauses before speaking, not letting her guard down. "So you are the human who thinks that they can change my mind." She merely states, her voice deep, as her head is held high, looking down upon his frame.

Flattery gets on nowhere. But she can feel it. This one is strong. A more respecting one than that of most humans, as well. "Stand." She commands.

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Ah, so this was a human who didn't fear death, but wasn't ignorant enough to incur her wrath. She already had a liking, but was kept wary and cautious. Her clawed hands are crossed over each other in front of her, like she was merely perching peacefully, not bleeding and ruffled.

"Civilized beings? I believe we can accomplish that." Her voice is steady, and thinks back to his earlier statement. "On the other hand, my scratches shouldn't be of your concern. They are not injuries." She leans into a bit, towards him, eyes examining very well into the very depths of his souls for all that it mattered. "You're different from the rest of your kind, you've already proven that established fact." She leans away.

"What have you come towards my presence for, for you seem to already understand that I have the capability to burn you to a crisp corpse." Her eyes are slitted into suspicion.

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She was generally more or less interested into what he had to say. She wasn't necessarily going to destroy the village, per say. If it was in her way of rampage, then it had been in the way. No need to be shameful. It didn't tickle her all that fancy that he was to die either by her hand or by the other humans that disagree wit his views towards her own kind. Of course, humans are just the wronging beings she thought of them to be. But he was certainly different.

But it sparked her curiosity a bit when he seemed to have something to say, but took his word back. Smoke was exhaled from her nostrils in a displeased manner. "Speak, human. What is your proposition?"

Zu had been a curious one from her younger days. In her mind, it was a set mantra, to say what you will and choose carefully of your word; for if you were to take back your word, you are slashing away your pride. And this human was most certainly against that mantra, even if he did not know it himself.

"Do not take back your words. For once spoken, it cannot be unspoken." Her wise words were said, but her temper was growing thin.

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Zu, has she been asked by anyone else, wouldn't refused on the spot. The idea! Having to allow a human to control a dragon such as she, with some human who calls himself a 'Dragon Rider'. It was preposterous. Ridiculous. Unheard of. She would've burnt him to a crisp.

But there was something that was holding her back from doing so. There was a hesitance. There was something different about this human.

What if.. what if this turned out to be a good thing? Her reasoning went against it, that humans were not to be trusted. But she couldn't help the curiosity and wonder at this new path being placed in front of her. Instead of being bound to a path of pure hatred and a short end that will only lead to misery from having lost a light, taking this new path with a light at the turns and twists that were sure to follow.. intrigued her. There was a possibility of having to trust this human, to allow him into heart and soul and to entrust him with it, with a risk of losing him as well, like she had lost her egg-hatchers..

But it truly held her mind in a torn uproar. This human was different. She surely knew it was, for it was in many ways. Zu looked at his bowing form, of open surrender. There was no threat. Only promise of loyalty. It seemed too surreal to a dragon such as she who has grown as bitter towards humans of his kind.

Zu holds up her claw towards him, and pauses, for she did not want to hurt him. His message has gotten her to feel.. what was this, sentimental? Acceptance? She wasn't sure. "Because it is you, human, I will even consider it." She slithers out of her wrecked form among the crushed trees. "Prove your loyalty, and I will prove mine."

"This is what you must do if you are truly serious about this. Tomorrow on the eve of dawn, find my mountains and domain. If the bond that I hear of between Rider and Dragon is true, you will be able to sense my presence." Her claw digs into the ground in front of him.

"When you find the cave, I will be on the alert, guarding a sword that has been once forged with my dragon breath. Swords forged by dragon breath are said to bring greatness and victory to those wield it. If you are able to take the sword from me, and keep up in battle with me, then I will acknowledge you as my Rider, and I, as your dragon. This is how you prove your loyalty and worthiness to me," Zu tells him.

She pauses to allow the information to sink in, and then speaks again, not allowing him any say. "Should you pass it, I will tell you my entire name. For knowing a dragon's entire name will allow the informat to be given the pleasure of my services and by any request, I will accomplish."

The white dragon of red fire raises her head in interest. "Is this answer suitable to you?"

Her eyes turn to another human who has appeared, and her eyes slit thinly. Her attention is ataken towards the young hatchling dragon beside the other human. Her stance turns more protection, but she remains calm. And telepathically, she looks towards the hatchling, "Although I do not approve of your alliance with a mere human, your respect towards the Elders pleases me. I am not of what you think of, but merely a dragon who has lived for a time. The Elders are more solitary and refuse to be near the humans, young one."

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She doesn't know why, there is an exhilaration that entrances her over such a sight of a pure spirit. Zu looks over him, pleased. "So you accept my my conditions. That is good. These are my details that you should keep in mind: once you find my domain, you have exactly a day to find my sword and I, for there are many paths within. I am not very patient." She begins to lift herself up towards the sky slowly. "Once we engage in battle, you must be able to keep up for about half a day. If we are on par, you pass. There is a sands of time that I will use when our battle begins. Until then, you should prepare yourself."

She glances towards the other human and hatchling. "Keep in mind, you are to receive no help when the quest begins." She glares. "You may observe, but only the hatchling." She snarled. "I do not trust mere humans in my domains with no purpose other than to be killed by my claw."

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"I look forward to the 'morrow's events." She glances towards the hatchling as his human walks away. "You're destined for great things, young one. Keep your happiness with your alliance with that human, for you should surely treasure it." Without another word, she slithers up upward.

Zu levitated further above into the air, twirling upward in a grace like she was injured whatsoever, after all, because they were only mere scratches. She heads towards her cave to prepare, and wait. Today was a day that was too much, really. She didn't have any energy to go and burn up anything. And of so, Zu'll have to take it out since it resurface, onto passing land formations or of such. But she kept to going to her cave, and then disappears past the clouds.

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Deep within her cave, time passed slowly, she had slithered throughout the twists and turns, reaching towards where the sword where her breath had been forged upon it. It gleamed brightly, a holy glow of a red light. Perhaps it was from the light of the retreating beams as the sun was slowly allowing night to take over the sky, and she curling her long body around the chamber, as she merely rested. Her wound had clotted up by now, no longer bleeding. Slowly, her conscious was slipping away slowly towards slumber, and as she did so, Zu was almost surprised to see that she wasn't having a normal, blank and black inky dark dream as the usual.

There was light, and she wasn't alone. Beneath her was a human. It was the human who had encountered earlier. Her claw raised. She tried to search her mind of his name, but it blurred. Perhaps she wasn't to know, just yet?

Then, the dream changed. She felt a sudden, stabbing pain.

"What trickery is this?" The white dragon cried out, as she noticed that these images coming from the human's dreams had other humans with weaponry. She was going to breathe fire and try to open her mouth, but couldn't find the strength, and it was that sudden inability that carved a foreign feeling in her. Fear?

Other than the pain, she could feel a surge of a familiar feeling that she has often felt before many, many times before. Rage. But it wasn't coming from her, she knew this. It was coming from the human who was fighting in front of her, in this too-realistic-for-her-tastes dream. You will not take her! He was roaring. There was that feeling of helplessness that was rushing throughout her veins. She didn't like this.

Regaining enough strength to let out a scream of fiery breath with a lifted head, Zu tried to stand from behind the human, who was fiercely fighting. For reasons she didn't understand just yet. Her claw swatted away several of the unneeded creatures that she had harbored a long living hatred for. But she didn't aim for the human. Zu tried to search almost desperately for his name. What was it?

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She suddenly pummeled towards ground in this dream universe, and it was only seconds before she had to watch as the human whose name the dragon had was searching for desperately could only make out, I've failed you.. before a weapon was to pierce him. She had tried to reach towards. Then, the connection was lost, and the images stopped.

Her eyes snapped wide, now having able to feel that shock still traveling down her spine. It was silence. Zu peered around her chambers. No attacking humans. No single human with a sword being pierced through. A horrid sight, it was. Could it have been a look into a future? She didn't want to know.

Was that what it is like to feel? I have never felt before... not that I can remember...

The connection wasn't lost. They had been connection through mind, and through that dream. She glanced towards the sword. It was still there. His thoughts bothered her. "Human," she was slightly shaken up by that dream, but words were spilling from her mind as she was still connected. She didn't ask for him name. Not yet. It was best to not remember a name of a human who had or had not won her acknowledgement yet.

"What do you mean, never felt? What was that dream, was it of your doing?"

She wanted answers.

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Zu stirred around, unable to sleep properly, as she listened to the connection that was being held being her mind and his of the human's. He was most certainly a formidable one, to be able to search for her mind, of his doings of that dream of such realistic detail. It held her interest.

"That is fool's talk," she telepathetically speaks, "of words that have no truth behind. It does not matter of what others say, for there is no perfect soldier as long as you are human." Quietly, the white dragon recalls something she's once heard from a passing monk beside her mountain, "humans have feelings, and if you're able to feel loyalty and anger, then surely, emotions such as happiness, sadness, love, exists. The basis of all, and the basis of none."

Her eyes are glancing towards the bit of sky that she can see within the gaps and openings above. "The dawn will come soon, human." She warns again. "Prepare yourself." And with that, she becomes silent.

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Now waiting as the dawn finally set in and the day was beginning to start, Zu twirled around the array of rock formation in which the sword was standing atop of, piercing into soil. She knew that it was probably going to take awhile for the human to get there, and if she were to speak, it would be like helping him throughout this quest that she had given him. Zu wasn't here to baby a human for her respect and acknowledgment as Dragon and Rider.

But she couldn't help the curiosity that began to her bother her reasoning, her impatience already seeping in. Carefully considering the factors, Zu decides to merely observe through the human's eyes - after all, she had to watch if he was receiving any help from any outside forces that she did not approve of. But there was also the possibility of him seeing through her own eyes. She decides to take caution, and while she is unfamiliar about this connection that they've been having, she can't help the curiosity and need to relinquish impatience and boredom. Surely, closing her own eyes and blocking her own sight of what she sees here within her chamber and caves will not be seen by his, the human's?

Closing her eyes tightly, the dragon concentrated, her mind drifting away to search, feeling a mystical and odd feeling. Like her inner dragon's spirit had decided to lift from her body, leaving little conscious behind to remain as her lifted away past the cracks of the surface. She could see over the lands, human population practically almost everywhere as she searched the forests, a small inner form - her appearance, wispy like the mist and as if one were to try to touch her, she'd merely disappear.

A farmer, no. A child, no. Ah, there, the human. Making a small connection, not strong enough to connect thoughts to hold conversation, her mind hovered above his head, before delving inside, as his sight merged with hers.

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What she sees.. it is of the mountain's side. He worked fast. It would seem that she had practically underestimated his determination and seriousness towards fulfilling her request. It was impressive. By the mid morning he was already on his way up. It'll take a while, seeing as the mountain itself was tall and had many dangers on it, not only herself. Zu supposed that the connection between a Rider and a Dragon must've been very strong indeed. Within her caves, she huffed out smoke from her nostrils in what was close enough to a smile. Indeed, this was turning out to be interesting, and very much worth waiting.

Her remaining conscious could sense a group of human bandits that she'd left alone for a while approaching the mountain. It was probably best to not be too cruel and tire the human out too much, seeing his determination so far, it'd be a shame for him to be too tired to keep up when battling her. Bandits were not to be too much of concern.

"This will be the last of which I speak to you. Other troublesome humans are nearby, but because you've already impressed me with your progress, I myself will cast them away for you to merely find my caves. Think nothing of it, though. Use your time carefully to find it, human. I look forward to our battle." Zu concentrated harder, and allow the spirit to leave the human's mind, and the human itself to continue on the sides of the cliff and onward. It spirited itself towards the troublesome bandits, and as it let a powerful wind to push them off their path, it retreated back to her own mind, zipping through the caves.

Tired. Zu lowly growled, her eyes opening and then closing again. It will take a while for the human to arrive. It'd be best to regain her energy. Zu drifted back to her rest. His presence in the caves will alert her as soon as he stepped within. For now, any other troubles coming his way will be of none of her concern. He didn't need to be babied. She was certain that he can take it on, and perhaps, if he is able, to reach her caves before the day is over. "Let's just see how you will handle the rest, human. I wish you luck, you will need it." She murmured, now half asleep, and then she closed her eyes. Her breathing slowed, and she fell into slumber.

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It's around midday.

Zu opened her eyes slowly, the rest of a few hours helped her wounds heal a bit better, and as she shook off grogginess, she glanced towards the small skylight. It was past midday. Perhaps, around mid-afternoon, when the sun was halfway through to disappearing, so the night and the moon can be seen better. The words was still being protected by her wound body, taking note of. The human was here just yet. "But he's going to arrive soon." Zu murmured. She could feel it, his presence. It was nearby, much closer than before.

"So he's truly proving himself." Her long, serpent-like body shifted, changing her position as she stood up as best as she could, for her full height would be too much for this lower ceiling. Her caves weren't that big, despite tremendous size. She figured that he'd find her cave soon enough. Her eyes sharp, she watched the opening into this chamber, listening carefully for coming footsteps, which she assumed would be a while. She'd wait, and if the day was up before he came here, well, then.. she'd have put up those expectation for nothing.

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The afternoon was practically about halfway through of being halfway done, when she sensed his presence coming closer. He had arrived. As while he was precipitating profusely, he seemed to be in rather good spirits, being able to climb up. She lifted herself from the ground that she had laid on while waiting, an eager will to fight this human, who had passed most of her request, in her eyes. "Is that so?" She chuckled, in good spirit, despite long wait. The white dragon eyed the sun beyond of her cave, past the back of the human who stood before her. "You may be right, but, let's merely enjoy this duel."

Zu unwound her body around the uplifted ground that held the sword that she had forged with her breath. "You've kept me waiting for a while, human. I am prepared. The question is: are you?" Her tail, strong and well used after many years of practice from the instinct of survival, grabbed hold of the hilt of the sword, and then threw it with a precision that allowed it to land by piercing into the group sharply, an echoing sort of sound from the air being cut by its blade, sharp enough to cut even the toughest of dragon skin - as all dragon breath forged blades and swords were. "Once you take hold, it shall start." Her tail slithered towards the hourglass of sands time so it may be accurately recorded of their battle. It would last for approximately an hour, and when it was up, he would have proven himself. If not, he would die.

It excited Zu like no other within the long years of her living since the time of her egg hatchers, and it was exhilarating to her. Very. Her claw was already anticipating.

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As she turned over the sands of time, and he dodged at her, she shifted only slightly - and then he slashed at her foot. It wasn't too deep, just a fairer scratch than most, and as she watched him jump back towards a wall - he was fast - hesitating only slightly due to the deeper cut than she had expected, she begun her move. As she had thought, the sword was well suited to him. The chamber in this cave was probably a disadvantage to her, but Zu, having lived in this cave for years now, knew of the entrance of a larger cave. She'd lead him to it. And then the battle can truly start.

This plan was gearing around in her head as she clawed towards the wall, a smaller growl, seeing as she wasn't exactly pissed. He may have fast feet, but I have fast claws. She pierced through several inches of the walls of thick dirt, where it eventually led to thicker marble and other materials that were more sturdy than plain ground dirt. "Is that all you have?" She taunted, as she moved back, seeing as he dodged her swipe at towards.

((I hope that I'm not godmodding here. o w 0))

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Zu couldn't help the contagious smile that came onto her face as well - as much of a smile as a dragon could have - when the human before smiled as well, and he quickly moved, faking here and there, throwing rocks and coming towards the scratches of her leg. She barely blinked when the wall came down, and as he appeared behind her back, her tail quickly moved to swat his body away harshly. "You have a good point there, human."

The duel - and its enjoyment of fun, as much as ironic as it was to her - was merely beginning. The sands of time didn't seem to be dropping any faster - and she wouldn't have it any other way.

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She watched his movements carefully. "Lies come as easily as truth come forth through tongue." Zu kept her jagged smile wide and broad, as the almost sadistic look in her eyes shone with excitement to get this duel up and at 'em. She ignored his slight shift in emotions through the strong gaze of the human's when he stared at her smile. She understood, it was quite ridiculous. The Great White Serpent Zu Nea-ashi has not smiled any other human within the last 14 years. Why would she do so now? Zu herself didn't know the answer. Right now, all she really focused on was battling this human - and see how it turns out. Expertly, her claw cut through the air just as well - if not at least somewhat up to par - as the sword in his hand could, purposely missing as she cut a strand of hair. Her tail and body were moving slight back through as she shifted towards the right slightly.

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((I don't mind. c: Battles are for serious shizz-nizz epicness, not pansies with minor scratches, so it's fine with me. As long as I could do the same~))

As soon as he slashed her foot with a greater force, Zu could feel the effectiveness of being cut by a sword forged by her own breath. She hissed, but refused to let out any expression of pain, despite looking a bit strained, she tries to compose herself as best she could. Zu glanced at the red lined injury that she barely noticed that had been a part on his own hand as well. Disregarding the stabbing pain, she still took several steps back into the darkness - away from the natural light that was quickly exceeding as the day was slowly passing. Lifting up a bit as she watched his distracted form, "eyes on the hand here, you're in battle." She swiped at him with her claw again, reaching for his arm successfully, only to feel a pain that he should be feeling in her own arm. What sorcery was this? Zu growled out in pain, her eyes widened with a shock. She wasn't expecting this.

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Seeing a new found determination in his eyes, best to be unfazed by his cuts, despite the sting that made her flinch if only for a split second, she took a few more steps back, flinging her tail at him. Those eyes. He was turning much more serious now. Seeing that gave Zu a new found determination to continue with this fight, showing best in her eyes. If she continued to trail back, she's take on a advantage, but, of course, the hourglass will have to follow. Well, she knew exactly how long it took, anyway. She wasn't going to be playing easy and had a feeling that he wasn't going to either. She lashed out a claw at him.