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Briar Cousland

Can we eat it...?

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a character in “Fairy Tale Redux”, as played by legacy14

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Crossing the Line - Default

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Mark Twain






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BASICS
❝Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.❞


Full Name: Briar Samuel Cousland

Nicknames: "The Red Wrecking Ball"

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Mage: Caster

Magic Type: (Non-Elemental) "Break Magic"

Rank: TBD

Height: 6'0

Crest Location: Left Side of his Face (unrecognizable due to his magic)

Weight: 176 lbs

Hair Color: Red

Eye Color: Red




❝Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.❞
- Jean de la Fontaine






APPEARANCE
❝The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.❞


Standing at an even six feet, Briar is around average to above average height for a normal guy, but can add several inches when his hair is standing on end. The hair mentioned is a bright, vibrant red that seems to adjust in brightness depending on the light he's standing in. His hair seems to have a mind of its own, regardless of how he decides to style it. Usually he just shakes it out and let's it fall as it will, but on occasion, it will stand up and spike itself save for a lock in front. He has darker red eyes that appear almost brown in low light and a scrawling tattoo on one side of his face. His face is almost always set in a smile with the corners of his mouth always upturned.

Despite the need to devour any and all food in sight, Briar is in fantastic shape and his body is a direct reflection of this fact. Sporting a lean and athletic frame, it isn't hard to tell that underneath his clothing he is easily toned and muscled from head to toe. His limbs, on the other hand, are slightly longer than average, offering him a longer reach and stride. Due to everything previously mentioned, Briar is not ashamed to shed his attire and show himself off to the world, especially if there are any women around. Couple this for his love of the outdoors, and Briar has developed a nice base skin tone from being in the sun and tanning his skin slightly. This serves nicely to compliment his hair color and causes it to stick out even further than already.

Style:
Briar's style seems to be more a culmination of the colors Red and Black rather than any specific type of clothing. More often than not, he can bee seen wearing a plain black coat with no shirt and red or black pants. Also, bandages circle his midsection and arms almost at all times though nothing seems to be wrong with the areas themselves.

Distinct Markings:
Briar has a scrawling red tattoo on the side of his face. It has no apparent pattern and does not form any discernible image. Truth be told, it is actually his guild crest. Due to the unique properties of his magic, the magic of the crest has caused it to become warped in appearance and completely unrecognizable unless he induces a small stream of magic into it to counterbalance the distortion. A few scars litter his body in random places and another scrawling tattoo sits on the top of his right arm/hand.




❝Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.❞
- Elbert Hubbard






MENTALITY
❝Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.❞


Personality:
Briar can be described as up front and to the point with a hint of 'what the hell did he just say?!' He tends to do what he wants at any given moment without a care in the world of what might follow. This has often led to quite a few instances where he was forced to tap into his quick-witted side to escape obvious trouble that would quickly follow. Additionally, he seems to have absolutely no filter between his brain and his mouth, often spurting out anything and everything that comes to mind as well as a typically grim sense of humor that he finds nothing wrong with. Add this all together, and no one would be considered wrong when referring to Briar as 'a train wreck with a smile'. These conditions tend to lead to him having a reckless and outgoing nature about him as well, leading to a bit of trouble from time to time. Briar loves being outdoors along with really high places and being actively engaged in most activities while abhorring boredom and waiting alike.

But like a coin, this is only one side of Briar. The other side of him isn't exactly the complete opposite as heads is to tails, rather it compliments the first side. Being a genuinely joyful and laid back person, he enjoys making others laugh, and sometimes, by any means possible. Whether it be a random joke, a friendly gesture, or a full blown random act of recklessness that could potentially end catastrophically for him. His closest friends know him as a confidant and a person who is able to be told anything without the danger of it getting out to the general public. He is generally a trusting person that can give a person the benefit of the doubt, no matter how bad the circumstances may look. Generally, he is seen as laid back and easy going, enjoying the simple beauties in life.

Weaknesses/Fears:
Briar is known as an 'Overly-Trusting' individual. He believes that an individual is nothing if they don't have their word to fall back on and breaking that is an inexcusable offense. Pretty women and Apples are another cause and obstacle for him to overcome when trying to be persuaded into doing something, unless he really doesn't want to, one of these things can usually be an easy bargaining chip with him. He also has a tendency to get drunk and break things quite often, and usually no recollection of the events at later times.

He doesn't have any realistic fears, but once ran around terrified that his own drink was trying to kill him. On this particular occasion, he was obviously drunk...

    Likes:
  • Apples
  • Alcohol
  • High Places
  • Food in General
  • Pretty Women

    Dislikes:
  • Hangovers
  • Dishonest People
  • Boredom
  • Waiting
  • Stuck-Up People




❝A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.❞
- Bill Cosby






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The "Break Mage"
❝We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.❞


"Break Magic":
Briar uses and controls what is known as 'Break Magic', a highly volatile and unstable non-elemental type magic. This magic is a unique manipulation of direct magic power itself both when used by, and used against its user. This opens up a world of unique spells to both offensively and defensively counter attacks and defenses of his opponents. When used by Briar, he can control and shift the magic to do a number of things, as well as lessening or diffusing certain 'effect' spells used against him (Stone Eyes, Magical Brainwashing/Takeover...) Some examples of Briar's most used spells are...

Shatter:
A powerful striking attack originating on the point of impact of a fist. Aside from delivering a bone-shattering strike that may or may not take the person's head off, this basic spell of a Break User can literally shatter certain types of defensive magics. Some example include Barriers, Runes, Physical Projection Magics, Constructs, etc...

Grapple:
One of Briar's favorites, this spell causes up to four magical chains to shoot out from his body (usually the arms). Briar's magic has an uncanny ability to latch onto other magics and he has found a way to solidify this aspect into physical chains that can latch on to an object, or objects, of his choosing. Being a physical manifestation, the chains cannot grasp onto any non-solidified magics such as fireballs or lightning strikes. The chains are not made of any metal, but an extension of magic.

Rebound:
One of Briar's more useful, yet more complicated, spells, he can successfully reflect a direct attack back in the direction it was fired by weaving a three-tiered magic circle. The first two circles slow and absorb a bit of the magical energy from the attack while the third actually reflects the attack itself. The attack is then accelerated through the first two circles back in the direction it came. Due to the absorption part, the attack is slightly weaker than when originally fired, yet the acceleration from the first two circles upon exit cause it to be a little faster in speed.

Desperado:
This spell is quite possibly one of the strongest, yet at the same time, most dangerous in Briar's arsenal. Due to the volatility of his magic, Briar's body is constantly under turmoil due to not being able to successfully release magic at a rate that it builds up or is absorbed. Desperado is a complete release of the pent up magic inside of him and infuses every muscle with an ethereal strength that increases speed and power by an outrageous amount. Briar is slightly more resistant to external attacks while this is active, yet suffers a considerable amount of damage to himself once the spell is stopped. While using this, his magic is clearly visible as it emanates off of his body in waves and may harm anyone within reach due to the intense concentration of magical power and pressure. This is a high risk/high reward spell that quickly drains Briar's magic and prevents him from weaving any other spells until his body recovers.

Strengths and Special Attributes:
Aside from his magic, Briar is incredibly fit and much stronger than his size would otherwise indicate. Due to the certain 'defensive' attributes of his magic, he has developed his body into somewhat of a physical powerhouse. He is very athletic in many other aspects due to the strain his odd magic puts on his body and can withstand stronger attacks that may generally do great harm to another human's body. Of course, he is constantly demonstrating this talent by falling from high places and generally breaking random things.

    Equipment and Personal Artifacts:
  • Pair of remarkably heavy 'Brass Knuckles' made of high quality steel
  • A bag that contains a near-endless supply of snacks
  • Always has some sort of flask on his person

    Other:
  • He likes to hum random songs because he cannot sing
  • Horrible dancer when put into the spotlight
  • Incredibly stubborn when trying to sleep




❝Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.❞
- Confucius






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LIFE
❝In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.❞


History:
Briar was born to a prestigious military family under the name of 'Grant' and was schooled in combat and tactics at a young age. Due to his family's position, any magic users that discovered their abilities usually had them suppressed or just ignored them altogether, hiding them from any actual military affiliates. Briar, on the other hand, had always been referred to as a rebel within the family and was again so in the use of his magic. His 'black sheep' status was elevated as he constantly was breaking things and occasionally bringing serious harm to the structures where they lived. His father gave him a choice at the age of 12: give up magic, or leave the family altogether, taking his chances alone. Thinking his ultimatum was a sound bet at suppressing Briar's destructive personality, his father left Briar to his studies and retired to bed. When he woke again, Briar was already a long way from home.

Humming a tune from a popular song, the twelve year old Briar Grant hopped on a cart heading out of town and laughed at the idea of never having to focus on his studies, his chores, or a life without magic ever again. But life wasn't exactly glorious outside the shelter of his family's estate. Briar was forced to give up his family name after several ridicules at an 'urchin like him' being a Grant. Being alone in the world without any sound form of protection, including his unstable magic, Briar began getting into fights and brawls with other 'urchins' in some of the larger cities. After a few years, he was taken into custody by a few 'up and up' thug lords as a sort of fighting pet. Briar was entered into contests of fighting skill with other unnamed urchins and orphans alike in exchange for a meager existence living off scraps and handouts from their handlers. Never being of appropriate size to be a favorite in any fight, the bets placed on Briar became higher payouts for the greedy hands of those in his corner.

As his magic began to develop more and more, fighting became no more than a bother as he continuously won over the ungifted individuals. After nearly killing a man twice his age, Briar had enough. He was tired of being pushed around and wanted to find somewhere his talents weren't hunted or used for just hurting. His handlers attempted to stop him, but the magics they used to keep him captive began proving useless against his developing abilities. After tearing the house around him to shreds and bringing the very foundation to pebbles, Briar set out on his own once again to face the world and soon ran into an old man stuck on the side of the road. Briar helped the man along and got him home safely where he told his story. The man took pity on the young warrior mage and offered his residence to Briar as a place to stay and practice his abilities until he could suppress them enough to avoid any military on his own.

The man's house was deep in the country and far enough away that anything broken was easily forgotten and the military didn't bother come snooping. Briar worked around the house to pay the old man back while training to develop his magic further and strengthen his body past that which he had already achieved. Soon after Briar turned seventeen, the old man begun feeling ill and soon got too sick to get out of bed. It wasn't long until he passed on and Briar was left alone in the world again. The man had been named 'Cousland' and after burying the man and setting out on the road again, Briar adopted the name for himself and headed to a guild that was rumored to harbor mages. Briar came to Fairy Tale just before his Eighteenth birthday. He worked hard to develop his magic and body further as well as frequenting the guild's bar quite often.



So begins...

Briar Cousland's Story

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The sky burned like fire in the country of Desierto. Although it had yet to show itself, its presence was already well known long before from the colors it painted in the sky. Alexander watched the sunrise from his perch atop the mesa that was their home. Another sleepless night wandering and protecting the base. Alexander had a book in hand, and kept a close eye all night.

As the sun had just peaked when Alexander considered going down to the commons. He closed his book and stood up, when he noticed a disturbance in the distance. He activated his archive magic, and observed the disturbance through the rock. He sighed as he say the problem. He brodcast a message to his fellow guildmates.

Guys. Wake up. We have a problem.

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Each word rang through Briar's head as if there was a long and drawn out pause after each one as he was roused from his sleep.

Guys. Wake up. We have a problem.

Briar was too groggy to know who it was actually talking to him, or that they were using the Archive to communicate. Swinging out in the direction he though the words came from, his fist caught only air as he mumbled into his arm. "No...go away..." Swinging his fist awkwardly around a bit more, trying to catch the person who wasn't really there, Briar lifted his head to peer through the fiery locks of red hair that fell down his face. He didn't see a person, but instead, stared out into the open desert as the sun was glowing on the horizon. The early light of the sun sapped any motivation he may of had for getting up and he quickly rolled over to hide his face away again.

Following the rolling action, Briar immediately felt a shift in his stomach as well as an obvious lack of support beneath him. His curiosity peaked, he stole a glance beneath him to see the rapidly approaching desert ground just outside their guild entrance. "OH BIT--!!" Was all he had time to shout out before crashing into the earth in a cloud of dust, sand, and debris. A muffled groan came from the tiny crater before Briar sprang to his feet and brushed the sand from his red locks. Eying the rocky exterior that extended all the way up to the mesa as if it was the wall's fault he fell, Briar let out a sigh as he grasped the rock face and quickly scrambled past the random perch he had woken up on. It was anyone's guess how he had actually ended up there in the first place.

A hunch told him he already knew where Alexander would be, and as Briar's red-covered head broke the edge of the mesa, he was awarded of the sight of the man as well as Max and Liliana. Briar hauled him self up and stifled a yawn as he waved with his other hand to the small group already assembled. "What's the problem?" He asked. "If we're out of food, it wasn't me..."

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Guys. Wake up. We have a problem.

Conner rolled over and groaned totally shrugging it off.

"Hey time to wake up if you aren't already kiddo, we got business to attend to."

Conner groaned again; as Liliana left his doorway he rolled over and slowly crawled out of bed grabbed a crystal off the night stand next to his bed and bit a chunk off of it as if it were an apple. Taking his time shambling to his dresser and slipped a t-shirt and threw on his hoodie as he crept along towards the door of his room still only barely half awake he looked out his door and down the hallway and stared at the stairwell for a short bit and his head dropped down and he sighed. Conner decided it's to much work to go down the hall and up the stairs so with a slip under his breath "uuhhh... fuck it..." and he used his shadow dragon slayer magic to quick shadow travel up to the top of the mesa gnawing on his crystal and stood there awaiting direction and wishing he could go back to bed.

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Guys. Wake up. We have a problem.

River rolled over and sighed she could vaguely hear the sounds of another person heading towards the top of mesa. Slowly sitting up she rose from the bed and began quickly pulling on her clothes.

Once she reached the top of the mesa she noticed most of the guild was already there, standing just behind Liliana she decided to make her presence known. "Good morning, what's going on?"

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Rin groggily sat up at the guild summons, and moved about getting ready. She was horrible at waking up, so it took her longer than she'd like to get her outfit on and her gear ready. But eventually she stumbled out in the hallway while rubbing the sleep from her eyes. Her morning talents lead to her fumbling on the trip to the top of the mesa two times before she fully awoke. But by the time she joined everyone else, she was wide awake and ready to handle the situation- provided it wasn't too violent.

She suppressed a sigh of relief at not being the last one up to the mesa, that would have been a bit unsettling. "So, what's the issue?" She found herself joining the group opposite of Liliana and River, the former due to slight intimidation and the later due to not knowing how to handle the icy personality.

"It's not something big is it, I wanna go back to bed- all good five-year-olds should be asleep right now." She managed to get something of a joke about her age, something she was insecure about, into the situation. She wasn't really five, but being born on a day that only occurs once every four years was something that just didn't sit well with her.

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Alexander sat and observed the disturbance, waiting for the rest of the guild to show up. They slowly appeared one by one. They each addressed him, but he remained silent. He honestly didn't even notice they were there. He was off in his own little world. It happened often actually. He would start reading or doing something and it would consume him. He eventually came to when the majority of the guild was up there. He realized he had probably been asked more then once now what the problem was. He shook his head vigorously, trying to bring himself back to the present.

"Our problem is this bad boy." Alexander made a magic screen for the other guild members to see, and expanded it to a large size.

It was giant. A humanoid sort of creature. It looked like an ape, but it was so much larger then that. It had to be 4 stories high. It very obviously didn't belong in this place. It's thick fur and the color of said fur made it obvious this creature was from a colder climate.

"A yeti has somehow made its way here. I don't know how or how it got this far, but it did. From what I can tell, it's angry, thirsty, and hot. Unfortunately for us, we have all of the things that it needs to solve those problems. He's been making a bee-line here for the last 5 minutes or so. I figure we have about hour before he makes it here."

Alexander paused, making sure to let everybody take ti in. This thing was no normal yeti. Monstrous in size, and it's strength was unparallelled. A daunting creature for sure. It's footsteps caused the sad to spray high into the air, each step with several tons of weight behind it. It angrily threw it's fists against a rock, blasting it to bits in an instant. They needed a plan.

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Still standing in the background tired as ever; Conner let out an incredibly deep and arrogant yawn. He then proceeded to take another crunch of the crystal he has been eating and exclaimed in a sleepy groggy tone.

"So everyone what is our plan of action cause I'd like to get this over with and get back to bed as soon as possible."

Conner then glanced over at Alexander and shouted out a question to him and after knowing him for so long Conner also realized that if Alexander had his focus set on something he might have his ears tuning in and out of the background so Conner echoed his question over the archive specifically to Alexander as well as vocalizing it aloud.

"Hey Alexander how about you... Do you have any idea floating around in that noggin of yours?"

Conner paused for a few seconds after he asked his question to ponder a thought that had just popped it way into his own head so then he decided to throw his idea out on the table.

"The only idea I have to contribute to a plan right now is that River could use her magic to blanket the yeti in an ice dome containing cold temperatures making an internal climate of the kind of temperatures that are normally comfortable to the yeti, and the dome could even be mobile like with some tank treads under it. ...It's just a minor idea what does everyone think? keep in mind I'm still half asleep."

He stated that last end of the statement unconsciously demonstrating how quick and thorough to some degree his thought process can be even when hindered by sleep deprivation.

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Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Conner Krosis Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: Edgar Waivestrife Character Portrait: River Wayland Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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Looking up to Max she nodded her head and smiled softly. "Yeah another night of waking up and falling asleep right after it... So yeah I guess you could say another sleepless night. But anyway it seems that it's not going to end well with how everything is going so far ya know?" Stretching out her back everyone slowly started to pile in up the stairs to which she greeted each person who walked up the stairs. After 2 of the guys came up River took a spot behind her chair and just stood there for a second awkwardly before greeting the others. "River if you want I can make you a chair to sit in, it's no problem really." Just after this Rin came up the stairs and made a joke about her age and to this Liliana let out a small sigh. "Rin you're even worse than I am at making jokes and that's a bad thing hon."

Just after this though Hoga spoke up about a monstrous yeti of some sort. "A yeti has somehow made its way here. I don't know how or how it got this far, but it did. From what I can tell, it's angry, thirsty, and hot. Unfortunately for us, we have all of the things that it needs to solve those problems. He's been making a bee-line here for the last 5 minutes or so. I figure we have about hour before he makes it here."


Though shortly after this was said Connor spoke up. "The only idea I have to contribute to a plan right now is that River could use her magic to blanket the yeti in an ice dome containing cold temperatures making an internal climate of the kind of temperatures that are normally comfortable to the yeti, and the dome could even be mobile like with some tank treads under it. ...It's just a minor idea what does everyone think? keep in mind I'm still half asleep." Laughing audibly she poked Connor in the back and spoke teasingly. "That would be a good idea if we were making a novelty snow globe but this is a monster, not a holiday trinket kiddo." Stretching again she looked to the screen that Hoga had put up and started doing some calculations. "Hey Hoga although the snow globe is a weird idea he does have a point, couldn't we use ice to impede it's movement on the sand? Also if given enough time I'm pretty sure that with some help on weakening it I could land the finishing blow of a poison based on paralysis no?"

Shaking her head slightly she turned to Max again and cocked her head to the side. "Hey got any clues on how to use that water to it's full potential, as in steam, ice, water, and moisture?" As she was mulling it over she looked from River and back to Max and rubbed her ear in thought. 'if we can impede it's movement and cause it to sweat a lot we can exhaust it of most of its energy but at the same time it would have less fluids for poisons.... I'd wish for more time to think on this but... oh well.' Waving this thought from her head she looked around from everyone and transformed her chair into a very dense stick to lean on she smirked. "By the way is anyone going to wake up Edge?"

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Max absorbed all the ideas that were being created... they were good but they had forgotten one key fact that would make this entire ordeal very easy to deal with; Max was a sandman.... sort of.
"By the way is anyone going to wake up Edge?"

Max shrugged, "Leave him be, he probably just cant be arsed to get up again, quite pitiful considering that Briar has managed to join us at this early hour." This probably sounded quite rude but it was just a statement of fact; Briar usually tends to go quite overboard when it comes food and drink. Max shook his head and continued talking,
"Anyway, to get to the point, impeding the yeti's movement is the easy part, it would probably only take my sand magic to trap it, quick sand is a wonderful thing, but my question is, what do you want us to do? If we just want to stop it, that's pretty much cleared, but are what to do once its immobile, because Im sure that you have all realized that this yeti will be a bitch to go up against. "
Max had pretty much covered the easiest way to immobilize the yeti but he wanted to hear the other guild member's opinions on how to actually fight the yeti, Max sighed and fell back, lying down on a sand-made cloud that rose to meet him mid fall, looking up at the sky he asked the world.
"What do we do next?"

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"Hm?" Briar perked up at the mention of his name. "What now? Oh, right. Yeah...I'm here..." To be perfectly honest, he really wasn't listening all that much to the conversation atop the mesa. He still had hopes he would just wake up and realize this was all just a random dream and he would roll over and fall back asleep easily. Not that he wasn't already beginning to doze off again...

Planning and scheming atop a fortified position wasn't exactly his forte either. Get up in the target's face and beat it down until it stopped moving or there was nothing left was more his style. And much more fun. Yet all the snippets of ice talk, and slowing it down, or making it a mobile holiday decoration just left him falling more out of tune with the conversation. Not that Briar wasn't smart in his own way, but all of this analysis and over-thinking was starting to bring more questions than answers to him. With those questions in mind, he stood from his resting spot and stretched, letting out a rather loud groan as he did so.

Walking out to the edge to peer out over the desert sands once more, Briar paused to glance back at the others. "This thing's from a colder climate anyway yeah? Seems like it's at as much of a disadvantage as it's going ever be here in the desert. Seems to me, that trying to freeze it into a yeti-cicle ornament, or making it snow down there will only put it at an advantage over us. That being what it's used to after all right? Besides..." He paused in his moment of clarity and thought to crack his neck and shove his hands into his pockets. "We're Fairy Tale mages correct? Why are we hiding up here while that bastard is heading toward our home? Dunno about you all, but every step this thing takes is another success against beating us. Let's show it how much of a mistake it is to mess with us!"

With that being said, Briar felt completely awake and ready to go. And without the restraint of caution that normally hinders most individuals, he vaulted off the mesa's edge to hop and fall his way to the desert sands below.

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Listening to all the chatter and other ideas drifting around him as feels a little put down at the fact that everyone keeps referring to his idea as a snow globe, but besides that he tries to make things a little more clear on what he had meant by the idea.

"Guys what I had intended with the the so called snow globe idea" Conner said while using the air quotes action with his fingures.
"... was to hopefully put the yeti in a familiars climate that it's comfortable with which will hopefully calm it down enough that it won't be so aggressive and stop moving hopefully. I also mentioned the mobile aspect so we could hopefully get it to a safer place away from here that it would be more at home or something or another idea just came about we could make a cold cavern in a deep basement level of the base and keep it as a pet or gaurd pet"

Conner said trying to think on the brighter side of things, but he also had thought in the back of his mind that if the yeti didn't act the way he had anticipated then it would come down to force and possibly killing then the guild would have to send him to some back markets and check prices for a yeti corps.

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River was vaguely listening to the conversation around her, the ideas were good but Max's quicksand sounded the safest. Even if she did create an ice dome big enough it would take a lot of magic to sustain it and even with Max's help she doubted the would be able to sustain it long enough to slow the yeti down. Listening to Briar's impassioned speech about their guilds power before watching him jump off the roof she was tempted to comment on his stupidity. She had grown up in the mountains, she was yetis were capable of and was about 80% sure Briar would get himself killed or if he was lucky seriously injured. "Alexander, you really should call Briar back, I've seen what those yetis are capable of and based on its behavior right now Briar is more than likely going to get himself killed. And Conner, yetis are very volatile in the best of situations, keeping one as pet probably isn't the best idea. I think Max's quicksand idea is the safest and most practical, if it's trapped it will exhaust all of its energy trying to escape, and that would make it much easier to handle."

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Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Conner Krosis Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: River Wayland Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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#, as written by Hoga
Alexander came to when Connor addressed him over the Archive.

"I've got a few, but I like yours with the snow globe idea. Although Max probably has the safer idea."

Alexander was about to speak up, but Briar beat him to the punch. An impassioned speech, although Alexander was pretty sure Briar was still a bit hung over. Oh well. He was and interesting fellow, and Alexander liked that much. He watched Briar jump off the top of the mesa.

"Alexander, you really should call Briar back, I've seen what those yetis are capable of and based on its behavior right now Briar is more than likely going to get himself killed. And Conner, yetis are very volatile in the best of situations, keeping one as pet probably isn't the best idea. I think Max's quicksand idea is the safest and most practical, if it's trapped it will exhaust all of its energy trying to escape, and that would make it much easier to handle."

Alexander smiled at Connor's crazy idea. He had always had a thing for exotic creatures.

"Yeah you're probably right River. Quicksand is safer. And I doubt a yeti would make a good pet." Alexander paused and began to walk towards the stairs. He paused though, and got a huge grin on his face. "But Connor's idea is a lot more fun. Besides, I've always wanted a pet yeti. If it doesn't work out, well just sell him."

Alexander turned around abruptly, and made a run at the ledge. "Meet you down there Connor!" And just as he reached the edge and made his leap over, Alexander turned around and yelled, "WHO ELSE IS IN?!?!?"

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Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Conner Krosis Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: River Wayland Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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After watching Alexander jump off the mesa after Briar did Liliana couldn't help but have a bewildered face with an eye lid slightly twitching. "I love enthusiastic people but even that is a bit much for me." Shaking her head she turned to Max and winked, "Hey Sandy fancy a race though? let's see what's faster your sand or my venom?" Immediately after saying this she took a quick jump and landed back down on a large cloud of very viscous poison that would bubble and hiss every so often. "Well come on sunshine we can't let them outshine us can we?" Laughing to herself she also made a very condensed cloud of poison above Conner and smiled to him. "There ya go kiddo, we'll see you there.... but I want to know what it's like to 'shadow jump' one of these days. So after this mission or whenever you'll have to show me what it's like alright?" That said the venom blob she was standing on lifted into the air and she called down the others "I'll see you guys there alright? Last one has to hug our furry friend deal?" That said she smirked and rocketed on her homemade amorphous blob to meet up with Briar and Alexander.

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Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Conner Krosis Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: River Wayland Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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Conner saw as Alexander jumped off the mesa and he instantly perked out of his drowsiness then he smirked and said quietly under his breath

"This family is so easily excited and all around excentric..."

A greenish cloud appeared above Conner and he heard Liliana imply "There ya go kiddo, we'll see you there.... but I want to know what it's like to 'shadow jump' one of these days. So after this mission or whenever you'll have to show me what it's like alright?" Conner just smiled. just then Liliana said something else "I'll see you guys there alright? Last one has to hug our furry friend deal?" then she began to dart off and Conner let off on a hard push off and bolted off in the direction Liliana was heading and once Conner got to the ledge of the mesa with Liliana right in front of him he leaped off the edge of the mesa and screamed

"...BUT WE'RE FAIRY TALE AND WE KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN!!"

As he shouted just before he got to Liliana and tackled her off her cloud and while holding on to Liliana he transmuted them both into a shadow and stretched towards the side of the mesa and rapidly slunk along down the side of the mesa until finding a shadow which happened to be cast by Liliana's poison cloud passing over under the moon light. Once they hit that shadow they vanished because had begun his shadow jump.

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Rin had kept quiet during the exchange on how to handle the yeti, she had nothing to contribute to the conversation.It seemed odd to her that something like a Yeti would end up in Fairy Tale's domain after all. The things liked it cold, preferably very mountainous too and to her knowledge there wasn't anything too close for this to be random in its occurrence. But once more, she kept her mouth shut, everyone else was enjoying this. Her suspicion of something having to have driven the yeti over here would have to wait for later. Especially with the threat of the last person there having to hug it, she might like fluffy things but the yeti didn't look the cuddling type.

As her guildmate's continued their antic, specifically Liliana expressing her curiosity about shadow jumping, she worked her own magic. A golden aura began to emanate from her own body,it blurred the line between her and the existence of starlight. Conner had begun to chase after Liliana at this point, but when Rin began to move, it was like a frozen image. From her view, she was walking, a casual stroll taking her to the ledge before she jumped down. A brief dark cloak of a weird fluid like substance formed at her behest around her form to shield her from the fall. Her jump had taken her much further than her pace would indicate...in fact a 'hop down' had nearly carried her far ahead of her friends, who were mere specs in her vision. The realm of near light-speed granted by Heavens Body Magic didn't exactly have much in the realm of control.

She continued her walk through this frozen world, even going so far as to draw her scimitar as she gradually approached the cloud of the yeti. With a bit of mental exertion, her steps began carrying her distances immensely beyond her stride. So much so that three steps after she began trying, for a grand total of twelve on the desert floor, she was beneath the beast. Moving at her walking pace, she took at the back of the creatures leg. To her it seemed to connect, and she began her deceleration only as she was behind the creature. Upon entering normal speed, she saw she'd arrived first...unsurprising since Conner had chosen to run normally instead of simply teleporting here. The sensation of a blade cutting the air near her right hand also showed how badly her attack translated into the real world. The yeti had clearly been untouched, and she herself had ended up nearly in the vestigial back-swing of her own attack...probably due to her slowing her pace to attack and then picking it up again at the end.

"Does this mean I win?" she asked her question to no one in particular. But considering the fact she was less than twenty feet behind the rampaging monster, she wasn't in the smartest place. The sheer force of the beasts running had produced something of a sandblaster type effect into her direction. The suspicious matter-like shield from War God Magic was still up and thus protected her from damage. But the force behind the sand was still enough to blow her small frame back several yards.

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Conner Krosis Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: River Wayland Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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With only himself and River remaining on the mesa Max let out a sigh, "This guild is full of idiots." He remarked as his body melded with his sand cloud, transforming into sand himself. His sand form quickly rushed off the the edge of the mesa and flew off in the direction of the mesa, sure this entire race was stupid, but Max would die before he let that venom witch beat him. Max moved down to ground level and the desert began to shift and change; as if it were alive, Max quickly came into first place but then he realized that, much to his dismay; Liliana had effectively cheated, she was shadow jumping with Conner, this race had pretty much already been decided, but Max felt something well up inside him: Probably Fairy Tail stupidity, but Max felt that he would still give the race his all.
With that, Max's sand body raced off in the direction the the yeti, Rin was probably already there but that wasnt the point; Second place was still up for grabs.

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River watched as one by one all of the other guild members jumped off of the mesa to face the yeti, she briefly contemplated just turning around and going back to bed, but she knew that if she did it probably wouldn't end well for her. Sighing she created a large ice eagle and jumped on top of it before flying towards the yeti. As she flew over her fellow guild mates she couldn't help but think that every single one of them had a death wish. Growing up in the mountains she knew what those things were capable of and she knew exactly what those yetis were capable and she knew keeping one as a pet was really not a good idea. Still it would probably be pointless to argue and it would certainly be much easier to just go along with their craziness than fight it.

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Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Conner Krosis Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: River Wayland Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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Briar hit the sand running and was soon passed, one by one, as the other guild members followed. He couldn't fly on an eagle made of ice, or jump through shadows, or even zip through the air in a sand cloud. So he was stuck running alongside Alexander as they neared the yeti. The beast itself looked as if it had no intention of slowing as it bull-rushed head on toward the guild members. It towered high above any of the guild members in size, and was most likely stronger than even it looked.

Letting out a low whistle as he came to a halt beside the others, Briar laughed as everyone seemed to go along with his recklessness. "He's a big one, eh?" Unfortunately for the yeti, the red-headed trouble maker wasn't someone to be intimidated by size alone. Or massive claws....or glimmering fangs.... The thoughts flowed through his head unbidden as he studied the giant before him. "Oh well..."

There really was no point waiting for the yeti to make the first strike, and the damned thing still needed to be slowed down, one way or another. Taking the heavy brass knuckles he carried and slipping them over his fingers, Briar took a glance over at Max standing a bit away. "Heads up Sandman!" Two bright white magic circles flared into existence around Briar's fists as he launched himself into the air and locked the clenched fists together above his head. Once his fists touched, the magic circles combined and increased drastically in intensity while shifted to a blinding red as Briar slammed them into the earth below, transferring the circles to the ground before him.

And nothing happened.... the circles blinked out as quickly as they had appeared as Briar settled back on his haunches and pushed himself up to his feet. He turned his head to the side to look back at his fellow guild mates and smiled a wicked smile. Just as his mouth twitched into position, a massive eruption of sand, rocks, debris, and anything else caught in front of the red-haired wrecking ball was violently uprooted and thrust into the air and toward the approaching beast.

"Let's see what you can do with that!" Briar shouted over the intensity of the sand and debris to Max.

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Conner had originally aimed for the yeti's shadow when he began the shadow jump so he and Liliana emerged from the yeti's shadow. The moon was nearly just above the yeti so the shadow cast by the moon light was almost directly below the creature and thankfully Conner and Liliana had emerged in the middle of the shadow so that put them between its legs so no worries of being stepped on. unknowingly they were one of the yeti's strides away from Rin. Sand still raining down from the yeti's last step making a small scale sandstorm over Conner and Liliana; Conner exclaimed as he got coated in the sand from the personal sandstorm.

"Ooohhh yyeeess this is so much better than a snow globe! Now I have sand in my face and in my pants at least snow melts!" He screamed in an angry sarcastic tone.

Conner still thought he had one thing smile and brag about later and that was that he and Liliana had won the race, but as he glanced up as the sand finished falling he saw Rin standing some distance away and Conner let an uproar.

"ffffFFUUUCK!"

So it appears that Conner and Liliana had tied for second place rather than for first. Conner then shrugged off the fact that he didn't win and then turned his attention back to the yeti; so Conner then over the archive magic he asked the guild but more specifically addressing Alexander

"Hey I'm here what's the plan of action now?"

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Rin couldn't suppress a smile at Conner and Liliana also getting blasted by the yeti's sand trail. Even more amusing, they hadn't had a barrier like herself up and thus they got caked in sand. She dispersed her barrier with this thought, better to conserve her magic for the time being. Max and Briar began engaging the creature at this point as well, and a frown appeared at Max's words.

"What am I supposed to do?" She drew the full spear as she asked this question, though her body didn't tense or show any willingness to engage. It was bad enough combat had been forced upon her and her friends. But the massive spell Max was using was more than a little intimidating in its own right. At the very least, the scope of the spell was beyond anything she could do at this point. Sure, she could make Pegasus and use it to charge the yeti. The spear in her right hand would be more likely to get into the creature's hide...the same was true with the scimitar in her left. But this fact was nearly nullified by her lack of desire to take action or a specific role to play in detaining the yeti at this point in time.

"You seem a bit irritated, or at the very least uncomfortable...is shadow jumping that bad?" The hybrid of an observation and question was directed towards Liliana.

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Coughing slightly after the jump she shook her head slightly and rubbed her eyes. "You seem a bit irritated, or at the very least uncomfortable...is shadow jumping that bad?" Laughing slightly she got up and dusted herself off before getting to safety. "Oh no the jumps are amazing it's like the world inverses in color and then poof you're there. Sadly the thing that's annoyed me is I have so much sand in my cleavage.... Man I hope I don't get a rash."After running a quick finger through it to get some of the sand out she chuckled slightly to herself. "At least I didn't have time to fix my hair, otherwise I'm be a lot more annoyed than I am now." Looking over to Briar and Max attacking the thing she looked at both Connor and Rin before sitting on a poison bubble. "You two get to work on it and I'll see if I can send a type of poison that can either kill it or at least paralyze it, that said I'll keep attacking it as well but I'll need time to make the poison potent enough and also in enough quantity alright?" That said she flew up into the air and started spraying acid all over the behemoth.

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Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Conner Krosis Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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#, as written by Hoga
Alexander had spent the majority of his run to the yeti thinking of how to make the convoluted plan of Connor's work to their advantage. As crazy as the idea was, Alexander truly wished to make it work for them. It would be a true test of their control of their powers.

Unfortunately, upon arriving, he saw that most of the group did not share this sentiment, and went on with a full out barrage of attacks. The yeti was pissed now. It retaliated as it could, but the attacks coming from the different directions kept the Yeti in a daze. It didn't last though. In a lull of combat, the Yeti focused in on Alexander. It narrowed its eyes, and dropped into a full sprint towards him.

Alexander prepared himself. The size of the Yeti and the speed at which it was coming at him meant that Alexander needed all his magic power at his disposal in order to stop it. Alexander closed his eyes and cleared his mind. The Archive magic was dispersed. This always left Alexander with a strange feeling. He felt connected to his guild mates constantly. He sometimes caught their thoughts or even their dreams while they were sleeping. Not feeling their presence against his was unsettling after the all the time he spent with the Archive up.

He then placed the tips of his index and middle fingers of both hands against his temples, and focused in on the memories of the magics he wished to pull from his mind. Two memories he considered the most important. The first magic he ever memorized, and the magic that was most dear to him. Ice and Earth. Pulling one magic was exhilarating, in the best and worst possible way. He felt as if the power of the universe was his to control, only limited by his experience and imagination. Yet he felt frightened of the horrible memories he had to momentarily relive. Pulling two at once only intensified the experience.

He managed to ready himself, and opened his eyes, his determination clear. He placed his hands firmly together, and a blast of earth appeared above the yeti and attempted to stop him. It dazed the yeti, but it kept strong in its charge. Alexander then placed his hands in front of him, channeling the Ice Make magic. Chains of ice began springing from the ground, latching around the yeti in multiple places. The first few broke easily, but his progress eventually slowed as Alexander continual made more. He got close, far too close for Alexander's comfort, but it fell to its stomach right in front of Alexander. He clasped his hands once more, launching Ice chains and pillars of Earth over the Yeti, holding it to the ground.

The yeti was adamant though, and began breaking through Alexanders restraints quickly. Alexander concentrated, constantly placing new restraints to replace the old ones, but it slowly made it's way back to its feet, it's strength and anger keeping it from giving in.

"Guys, I need you to do something with this!"

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Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Conner Krosis Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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Five things motivated Briar the most in life; Food, women, alcohol, a chance to sleep, and the resounding sound of his heavy brass knuckles slamming into something, as they were currently doing to the yeti.

"Briar, no matter what happens keep that yeti in that circle!"

And so he did...

In a feat of athleticism and dexterity, as well as a healthy dose of strength, Briar unleashed one powerful strike after another, matching the yeti step for step. For every inch the yeti tried to press forward, Briar would slam a heavy strike into an exposed area, forcing it to address the blow or stay open to injury. Every time it turned to do so, Briar would use his grapple to whip himself to safety or pull himself in for another slam. Using this hit-and-run tactic, he kept himself relatively safe, but right up in the yeti's face, enough to keep it firmly placed inside Max's circle.

Catching sight of Liliana, Briar picked up the pace yet again, moving faster and hitting harder as he not only assaulted the yeti, but danced around the noxious poison the woman was now assaulting the beast with. As Alexander joined the fray, Briar cartwheeled out of the way of the earthen blast to launch himself onto the hairy back of the yeti, and climbed as high up as he could as the monstrosity began slowing due to the icy constraints working against him. Dangling over the gruesome face, Briar reared took a swig of his flask before expelling the burning liquid into the yeti's eyes. Feeling the shudder run through the yeti, Briar seized the moment.

"Guys, I need you to do something with this!"

"You got it!" Anchoring his grapple into the thick fur, Briar dove from the beast and used the chains as a slingshot to launch himself skyward. Dissipating the chains, a three-tiered magic circle appeared above Briar as he continued upward. Reversing the layers as quickly as he could, his left arm began glowing with the familiar light of his shatter spell as he assaulted his own magic circles. The rebound and shatter spells collided and pushed against one another for a moment before exploding in a violent burst. His left arm instantly went numb as a quick jolt of pain stabbed at his shoulder. The blast, however, rocketed Briar straight down with incredible speed. His right arm lit up as a wicked grin split his mouth.

"Last call asshat!" He shouted as his fist crashed into the giant form of the yeti, a resounding smash echoing around as he felt even the earth give a bit under the yeti.

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Character Portrait: Briar Cousland Character Portrait: Alexander Kontan Character Portrait: Liliana Pheles Character Portrait: Hotogi Rin Character Portrait: River Wayland Character Portrait: Max Greyard

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River watched from a distance, deciding not to interfere until it was absolutely necessary. She saw Alexander create the ice chains to hold the yeti before Briar started plummeting towards it. It was then that River realized there were still people underneath the yeti, she had seen Liliana come out but as far as she knew Connor was still underneath the yeti. She quickly directed her eagle to fly underneath the yeti, she spotted Connor and pulled him up onto the eagle and managed to make it out just before Briar's attack hit.