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Cathal Elmslie

"Experience is what made me strong."

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a character in “Ruinosus Rising”, as played by NasiaWords

Description

Cathal Elmslie
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Burn It to the Ground|Nickelback
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is all you can do."



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Name:
Cathal Robert Elmslie
“Cathal is my grandfathers name.”
Age:
16
“Yeah I know I look older.”
Rank:
M
“Considering I had to teach myself everything I know ...”
Gender:
Male
“I would hope it's obvious.”
Area:
Ice
“It's the prettiest magic.”
Oddities:
~N/A
“It's easier to say.”
Sexuality:
Heterosexual
“It is what it is.”
Romantic Interest:
TBD
“Well, I like everyone.”
Nationality:
½ English
¼ Romanian
¼ Scottish
“I'm only going off what I was told.”





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Eye Color:
Dark Gray
“Their kinda lonely I guess.”
Hair Color/Length:
Black/To Neck
“And I never do it.”
Height:
6'1"
“I guess I'm tall.”
Weight:
168 lbs
“I eat a lot.”
Scars:
One on his forehead from falling from a tree when he was younger
“I wasn't the smartest.”
Tattoos:
Tattoo on his chest to the right
“It's a birthday gift from my mom.”
Birthmarks:
N/A
...shrug...
Piercings:
N/A
“Not my thing.”






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Dominant Emotion:
Reserved
“There's not much to say.”
Personality:
Cathal has a laid-back personality, but will get serious when the time calls for it. Cathal was quite obstinate and reckless when he was younger, but over time, he has attained a more cautious attitude towards life, and deals with problems carefully. He is very concerned and loyal to his family and friends but tends to trash talk every now and then. Also, Cathal is quite skilled in acting as an evil person. He thinks that it doesn't matter if you are male or female, if you hurt those he loves, you're done for. Cathal, however, is a very nervous person around females. The only one he ever got along with is his mother. He doesn't speak unless spoken to and often fascinates himself with creating small ice sculptures when he is bored. He grew up around his grandfather, an ex-soldier, so he is also very polite and gentlemanly.
“I think I'm a perfectly average guy.”
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Likes:
❣Cold Weather❣Bella❣Meats❣His Abilities❣Cats❣Learning New Things❣Sparring❣Teamwork❣Lived In Spaces❣Working Out❣
Dislikes:
✘Being Pushed Around✘Junk Food✘Being Talked Down To✘Losing Track of His Items✘Surprises✘Math✘Ruinosus✘Arrogance✘Most Veggies✘
Talents:
✿Ice Sculptures| Something he does in his spare time. They can range from small to large, simple to extravagant.
✿Hand to Hand Combat| Something he learned from his grandfather, he most knows military style combat.
✿Cooking| He often cooked for his family when he was living with them.
✿Science| Though he doesn't particularly like the subject, Cathal has a secret gift for all things science.
✿Gaming| Cathal is a secret gamer, and can destroy any game you hand to him.
Flaws:
☣Comes Across As Evil| With his dark look and stern face, he often comes across as the bad guy.
☣Emotion| Often, his need for revenge can get him hurt.
☣Heat| Cathal often feels sluggish if it is too hot, tending to take his clothes off when he feels this way.

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Weaknesses:
☠Friends| Cathal will do anything for his friends.
☠Extreme Heat| If his ice melts, that good is he.
☠Fire Mages| Sometimes Cathal can get by fighting a fire mage, but if they are good enough all he can do is throw punches.
☠Being Useless| If there is nothing he can do to help, he often gets depressed or reckless.
Hobbies:
♪Gaming| He doesn't really have the time for it, but he will do it whenever he has the time.





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Powers:
Ice Magic| A form of magic that allows the user to create ice at his will and to shape it into objects. In Cathal's case, he uses stay ice magic, meaning he can shape his ice into inanimate things or weapons. Ice magic is known as an extremely versatile form of magic, coming in useful both in battle, for offensive and defensive purposes, and outside of it. Specializing in it and having been practicing it for years, Cathal possesses extreme mastery over it, being capable of creating countless amounts of objects for a multitude of uses. Also, according to him, ice magic allows the user to produce virtually anything, granting the user an unmatched creation capability.
Cold Resistance| Ice magic's most basic defense, as an ice magic user, Cathal is an individual resistant to cold and as such is able to take damage from ice and snow-based attacks without sustaining major injury and is either completely immune to snow based attacks or is more resilient to it than other people.
Freeze| Ice magic's most basic, yet one of its most useful capabilities is that of covering everything Cathal comes into contact with in ice. This comes in useful for a variety of purposes, from damaging opponents to making things' composition weaker in order to more easily break them. What can be frozen depends on the user's own ability.
Ice Blade: Seven Slice Dance| After creating ice blades jutting back from both of his forearms, Cathal displays his swordsmanship by rapidly slashing his enemy seven times. This is often used as a finishing move, causing heavy damage to the enemy.
Special Power:
Instantaneous Freeze| One of the most effective aspects of this type of magic is its ability to completely freeze everything within a large radius just by a flick of the wrist.
Secondary Area:
Water
Skill Set:
Expert Weapons Specialist| Cathal has displayed considerably great ability in wielding the weapons produced by his ice spells. He is very skilled in swordsmanship with his constructed ice swords of various forms and sizes, and is also more than capable of wielding other types of bladed weapons. He has also shown to be adept at marksmanship, using his ice bow to shoot arrows from great distances with pinpoint accuracy.
Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant| Cathal possesses great skill in hand-to-hand combat. He is capable of packing powerful punches and kicks, and he often employs unarmed combat in conjunction with his ice spells to gain the upper hand in battle.





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Typical Attire: Cathal loves to wear button up shirts paired with graphic tee's underneath and cargo pants. He prefers boots over anything because they have more traction and are twice as likely to stay on your feet.
Keepsakes: A necklace that was apparently his fathers, even though he never met the man.

History: Cathal was born on February 14th to 21-year-old Robert Beckenfield and 19-year-old Elizabeth Elmslie. Robert and Elizabeth weren't married at the time and Robert had left her before she had discovered her pregnancy. She did contact Robert when she found out, but he thought it would be safer to never return, not thinking of the possibility that his child would inherit his abilities. So Elizabeth raised Cathal with help from her parents. It didn't take long for Cathal to show signs of being a Mage. His family was very accepting and did what they could to help Cathal learn more and more. Around the same time Cathal's abilities emerged, Bella, his demon, showed up. Everything thought it was just an imaginary friend, but little Cathal knew she was real. With the help of Bella and his family, Cathal grew and grew, learning more and more of what he could do.

The young mage never really knew why he didn't have a father, and didn't want to cause problems by asking. One day, he over heard his grandfather speaking badly about Robert. How he was a good for nothing scam artist or something of that sort. Cathal confronted his mother later that night asking about his father. She told him that he was a great man with a lot to do and that's why he wasn't there. But she reassured him that Robert loved him greatly. Cathal could see the pain in his mothers eyes though, and he swore he would train hard so he could confront his father show him the pain he had put her through.

Years passed and Cathal grew stronger and better. The Council caught wind of him and finally tracked him down. At 16 years of age, Cathal was ordered to attend the school where his father previously taught. Cathal refused at first, not ready to face his father yet. It wasn't until then, ten years after Robert's death, that Cathal and his mother were told the news. Robert was killed in action. Cathal and his mother were devastated, the young mage would never get to meet his father. He knew his mother wouldn't be the same. He knew she had always hoped they could be a family one day. He asked who killed his father and when he found out it was three of his father's own students, he was disgusted. Until that was cleared up. He still held hate towards them however. Now he has to learn from one of those three. Cathal knew it was going to be tough from then on.

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Bella



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Name:
Bella
"It means pretty!~"
Age:
Unknown/Appears 16
"Young and beautiful!~"
Gender:
Female
"Duh~"
Area:
Light
"I glow!~"
Oddities:
|Doesn't Like Clothes|
"I feel confined!"





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Eye Color: Right-Cyan Blue and Left-Lime Green
"Sooooo pretty~"
Hair Color/Length: Light Pink/To Knees
"It's hard to brush~"
Height: 5'1"
"I'm not short!~"
Weight: 98 lbs.
"The lighter the better!~"
Scars: N/A
"My skin is clear and fair~"
Tattoos: N/A
"No way José!~"
Birthmarks: N/A
"Nope!~"
Piercings: Left Ear
"It's a bell!~"





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Dominant Emotion:
Joy
“I have Cathal, so there's no reason to be sad!~”
Personality:
She is carefree and playful, having fun when playing games with people. Bella is also quite gluttonous. She is constantly hungry and will whine when she is not being fed. Her taste for food is also very picky, though she favors fish and spicy rice crackers. But even when given food, she does not mind her manners and makes attempts to ask for more or steal others' food. Bella is also incredibly naive. Even while performing dangerous activities, she does not take notice of the actual dangers she is causing and instead interprets her actions as "helpful" and even entertaining in her perspective.

Bella has a strong love and affection for Cathal, being the only person that noticed her when they first met, stating that she's Cathal's cat and Cathal is hers. She's also overprotective when it comes to him, and if there is any chance that Cathal will be taken away from her she would protect him at any cost. Bella is a very childish person, bordering on selfishness. Bella has a rather immodest side to her personality. She prefers to go about nude as she claims that clothes are too restricting.
“Darn right!~”
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Likes:
❣Sweets❣Eating❣Cathal❣Eating❣Being Nude❣Eating❣Open Spaces❣Eating❣Sleeping❣Eating❣Snuggling❣Eating❣Playing❣
Dislikes:
✘Cold✘Being Hungry✘Danger✘Darkness✘Being Separated✘Being Too Hot✘Cathal Being In Danger✘
Talents:
✿Eating| If you spot Bella and she isn't eating, something is wrong.
✿Deceiving| Bella can lie flawlessly if she believes it'll help Cathal.
✿Illusions| Bella can create illusions to distract people.
✿Sleeping| The young demon could sleep for days if she was allowed too.
✿Forgetting| Bella has no problem forgetting things.
Flaws:
☣Nudity| Bella despises having to wear clothes.
☣Hunger| If Bella is hungry, she lacks in her normal skills.
☣Overprotective| Bella never lets Cathal out of her sight.

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Weaknesses:
☠Dogs| Being a cat, Bella is terrified of dogs.
☠Cathal| If Cathal is in danger, Bella will do anything to save him.
☠Hunger| When Bella is hungry, she grows weaker.
Hobbies:
♪Joking| Bella loves playing pranks on both mages and humans alike.
♪Eating| There is constantly some sort of food or snack in her hands.




So begins...

Cathal Elmslie's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Bryce Zypher Character Portrait: Kyouko Hanabusa Character Portrait: Ceil Liadon Character Portrait: Keira Leason Character Portrait: Mizu Radely Character Portrait: Cathal Elmslie

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Ceil Liadon


It'd been an eventful morning for Ceil he'd gotten up at 6 and run off to the garden he'd started the ear before to check on how it'd fared in his absence. To his mutual pleasure and disappointment the garden was overrun with weeds and all together in rough shape. "Well Briar it looks like we're going to have a lot of work to get this garden looking presentable" He smiled at his little demon who was struggling to pull a particularly deep rooted weed. "You're going to hurt yourself Briar.: His comment fell on deaf ears as slowly the weed began to give before loosing all strength causing Briar to fall over backwards. "I got it!" He cheered happily righting himself proudly holding the monstrosity out to Ceil grinning. "Good job." He was cut short by a loud buzzing coming fro his wrist looking he saw that it was already 7:30. "Crap we need to get to class Briar can't be late this year!" Briar nodded running to catch up to the already leaving Ceil. "W-wait up Ceil your so much bigger than me it's not fair!"

Classes passed slowly as they always do on the first day, but these weren't the classes Ceil was excited for he was waiting for the first meeting of the Medieval Club. Ceil took his time getting there not wanting to let show his growing excitement. Briar complained from his leg. "Ceil if we don't hurry we're going to be the last ones there I don't wanna be late." Ceil reached down picking up the little demon giving into his excitement. "Alright here we go!" Ceil took off down the hallway as fast as he could quickly arriving at the classroom where there was already 4 people waiting. Walking through the door he fell instantly back to his more quiet reserved self moving quickly past everyone and taking a seat near the front window. Briar quickly jumped down from the desk wandering over to the group. "Hi Hi everyone! It's nice to meet you all I'm Briar and that mopey one over there is my Keeper Ceil he's not good with people but he needs friends so please don't ignore him!" At this Ceil let his head fall to the desk resulting in a loud thunk. "Alright I think most everyone's here why don't we get started while the stragglers show up!" The teacher spoke up signaling the beginning of their first meeting.

Bryce Zypher


Students quickly began arriving after Kyouko taking care of the introductions before he could even mention it. With the arrival of Ceil and his little demon they had a majority. "Alright I think most everyone's here why don't we get started while the stragglers show up!" Ikari nodded from atop his desk jumping down beside him growing quickly until she stood even with his waist. "I'm glad all of you took care of your introductions now it's my turn. My name is Bryce Zypher you all can call me Bryce or Mr.Zypher I don't really mind either way. I will be your new Midievil Club instructor. This is my demon Ikari she's going to be in charge of teaching your demons a little bit more about their duties to you as Keepers." He looked around the room memorizing everyone's face. "We have a good mix of mages and I'm excited to be able to teach all of you!"

Remembering Kyouko's hurried search he felt he should make mention of the weapons rules. "Miss Kyouko I believe you were searching for this." Reaching into the air next to him with his left hand he retrieved the Naginta that had been given to him for safe keeping and handed it to her. "Regarding weapons I will hold onto them while we are not in class or on a "field trip"" He pulled out a bright green Katana next handing it to Ceil. "And I believe this one is yours. Now I'm only holding onto these until you learn a way to store them with yourself that won't bring attention from the regular students. You can either develop your own method or I can teach you mine once I'm sure you can hide it well enough I will return the weapon to you permanently."

Ikari stepped forward taking over the lecture. "Now as long as you are in this club you will follow its rules. If you are caught breaking them there will be punishment. For those of you who do not know the rules are: 1. No magic outside of the classroom unless supervised. 2.You can not tell the other students what we truly do in this class. 3.We are your instructors and you will do what we say. That being said we won't be unfair we wish only to see you grow as mages yourselves. I will be teaching your demons in a separate classroom while Bryce is teaching the Keepers practical magic and monster information. We meet Monday Wednesday and Fridays though Bryce and I will be available every day of the week for those that would like more specialized training." She stepped back giving Bryce control over the room again. "Alright so before we split onto our separate classrooms does anyone have any questions?"

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Character Portrait: Bryce Zypher Character Portrait: Kyouko Hanabusa Character Portrait: Ceil Liadon Character Portrait: Keira Leason Character Portrait: Mizu Radely Character Portrait: Cathal Elmslie

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Cathal Elmslie


Cathal leaned against a rock as his smaller demon leaped around the open field. He hadn't attended his morning classes so he could train for what was bound to come. Even if this man refused to fight, Cathal wouldn't hold back. Bella ceased for a moment to approach her Keeper with worried look on her face. What she heard from the Demon's she would come across is that this Bryce guy was a tough guy. He was a B rank after all. "Cathal! I'm hungry! Let's just go home and forget this guy exists!" Bella hovered above Cathal, playing with his already messy hair.

"You know I can't to the Bells. If this guy is so all powerful, he could have saved Robert and we wouldn't be here." Cathal reached up and grabbed Bella's waist as she turned into a small, light pink cat. It was getting time to go to the club room. "It's probably already started." Cathal strapped his bag onto his back and put Bella on his head. It was time to make this teacher pay.

"Can I have a snack? Watching you train made me hungry." Cathal sighed and pulled out a bag of snacks and handed them to Bella. At this point, she turned back into her human for to grab them, forgetting that she was sitting safely on Cathal's head. It wasn't a problem for Cathal to carry her, but Bella was having a hard time staying on with her sudden size adjustment.



The pair stood in front of the door that lead to the classroom. There was chatter going on inside, making Cathal's stomach twist. Maybe he should have gotten their early to challenge Bryce before there was anyone. It was to late for that now. A little voice inside his head spoke up. It was saying over and over that this is what Cathal had been waiting for. Revenge was just a few feet in front of him and he was too scared to reach out and take it. But his mother's words echoed through out too. He was sent there to learn. Not fight.

"No ... No turning back."

Cathal grabbed the doorknob, freezing it. Something that often happened when his emotions weren't in check. The door pushed open and the air became colder. He stepped into the classroom, a deep glare set on his face and Bella trailing behind him with a nervous grin. The man standing before him looked arrogant to Cathal, full of pride and all-knowing in his abilities. Exactly what a murderer would look like. Cathal's frown twisted into a wicked grin as he approached the man before him, grabbing his collar and twisting it around his fists.

"Bryce Zypher," Cathal paused, the air becoming colder and the floor beneath him beginning to freeze over. "I am Cathal ... son of Robert. And today, you die." Bella stayed in the back of the classroom, no more of a nervous grin but a scared look. She had never seen Cathal like this before. "I challenge you to a dual! To the death!" Cathal dropped his hands and turned back towards the door. "Meet me in the field where you've battled before. I'll be waiting." Cathal walked back out the door without hesitation. Though it was as if he went though a force field, the cold ceased and his grim attitude vanished.

"That was scary, Cathal!" Bella said, no longer scared and happily munching away. The Ice Mage could feel his heart about to beat out of his chest.

"Tell me about it." He made his way back through the school and into the forest.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Bryce Zypher Character Portrait: Kyouko Hanabusa Character Portrait: Ceil Liadon Character Portrait: Keira Leason Character Portrait: Mizu Radely Character Portrait: Cathal Elmslie Character Portrait: Lily Bedford

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Bryce was quite pleased with how his first class was going so far he couldn't help but chuckle as Ikari began telling the students the rules she sounded so much like Kira during their first class all that time ago. He'd finished up by asking his students if they had any questions. Before he could look around Asami spoke up on Kyouko's behalf. "Hmm? Ah, yes. Excuse me? The first rule...does that mean she's also banned from tending to her regular obligations outside of this club? She's an Onmyōji and per her tradition, she has to do all these rituals most of the time. Is she allowed to continue? Or must she abstain from it? Personally, I think she's fine since normal people are already exposed to it and they do not make much of it, seeing it more as a cultural norm. A magical invocation in the guise of a traditional ritual. She even conducts exorcisms."

Bryce thought for a moment before replying. "I think the rituals will be fine, but I'd prefer if at all possible no exorcisms. I don't want her being tired for her classes and as I understand they can be quite draining." Looking around again he noticed another student with a question. This time it was Mizu.

She must have been really excited about the question as she jumped off of the top of the desk she'd been sitting atop. "Who are you?" Before Bryce could dodge the question saying "I'm your teacher I just told you." her demon spoke up clarifying the question so he couldn't get out of it. "What they mean is it possible they know you from anywhere?"

Bryce thought carefully before beginning to reply. Just as he was about to someone burst into the room bringing quite literally a chill over the room. The boy didn't stop in the doorway he walked right up to Bryce taking his shirt in a chilled fist. "Bryce Zypher, I am Cathal... son of Robert. And today you die. I challenge you to a dual! To the death!" He dropped his hold on Bryce returning to the door saying, Meet me in the field where you've battled before. I'll be waiting." With that he left the room taking the unnatural chill with him.

Bryce looked to Ikari who nodded stiffly. "Well students it seems I have something to which I need to attend if you'd all follow me then." He began leading the students out to the forest. "This isn't going to be a sparring match so once we get there you all need to stand to the back edge of the clearing I don't want any of you getting hurt." He ignored the questions as he continued leading the students and their demons to the clearing. "Ikari you stay back too he challenged me I'm not going to hold back on him."

After a few minutes the group arrived at the clearing. "Alright students stay here and observe. This is why you should always think before issuing a challenge." Bryce stepped forward to the center of the clearing where Cathal was waiting. "Hello Cathal. I'm guessing there is nothing I could say to make you rescind this challenge is there?" Cathal offered him no response instead moving into a fighting stance. Bryce nodded his acceptance reaching into the air next to him pulling out his Scythe then taking a stance himself.

"You issued the challenge so I'll give you the first move. Better make it count though, it's the only one you're going to get." Bryce's voice stayed level almost sounding sad at the prospect of having to fight this kid. The sky began to grow dark clouding over as silence grew in the clearing. Cathal took his chance creating his ice blades charging at Bryce slashing with one arm at his stomach the other at his throat. Bryce simply lifted his scythe both blades strongly impacting the handle of the scythe. Bryce lifted his free hand to the sky. The air grew still Bryce's and Cathal's hair began standing as if statically charged. An instant later a lightning bold crashed down from the sky impacting Bryce's Scythe rushing through Cathal's blades throwing him back dissolving them instantly. Cathal rolled to a stop 30 feet back. Before he had a chance to recover and counter he was impacted from the side by a wall of air throwing him to the ground. Bryce walked up to him raising his Scythe as he went. Cathal wasn't quite finished yet freezing the ground in front of him he pushed off sliding out of range of the strike quickly jumping to his feet. "You asked for this Cathal." Bryce swung his scythe opening a wind tunnel to Cathal the sonic charge of the wind stunned Cathal. Jumping into it Bryce flew at him faster than most eyes could follow. Bryce raised his scythe preparing to finish Cathal as soon as he reached him.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Bryce Zypher Character Portrait: Kyouko Hanabusa Character Portrait: Ceil Liadon Character Portrait: Keira Leason Character Portrait: Mizu Radely Character Portrait: Cathal Elmslie Character Portrait: Lily Bedford

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Lily Bedford

Three Days Earlier
Lilly had woken up with a jolt, like always, dressed in odd clothes covered in blood. By now, she didn't even question it. Her demon Oz appeared next to her bed, holding spare clothes and a towel. The only question Lily ever had was why couldn't she ever remember where she had been and why she woke up covered in blood every time. Even Oz said that he wouldn't be able to find her. That is until the moment she would regain consciousness. Lily had rid herself of Liam long ago, so thee was no way it was him. The Shadow Mage always thought she was running from the Council, but what if she was really doing their bidding? The only people strong enough to pull off what was happening to her was a Council Member.

"Three months, Master." Oz stated lightly. "It's time to go back."

"Where's Bryce now?"

"I've been tracking him and it appears that he has taken up Robert's old position. I'm sure he'll be very happy to see you again." Lily nodded, letting out a sigh. It had been three months since the last time she saw Bryce. He had to have been getting tired of her constant disappearing.

Lily quickly showered and dressed, ready to leave the hotel.


Present Day
Lily and Oz weren't much further away from the school when a sudden burst of magical energy made Lily falter mid-air. She would know such an aura from miles away, but why was he going all out? It was then that the Shadow Mage felt a much smaller energy. She looked to Oz with a worried look in her eyes, there was no way he was using this much energy on a student. Lily flew top speed towards the opening in the forest, to see what was going on. It was exactly what she had thought. She was lucky to have made it when she did, Bryce was about to murder the poor kid.

Lily tucked in her wings, dropping in between the two, bracing to take all the impact. With a swift round house, Lily sent Bryce in the opposite direction.

"You idiot! What kind of teacher are you!" Lily rushed to the boy behind her, checking to see if he was okay. "Kid, are you alright? Here, I'll take you to the nurse." Lily helped the boy stand, putting his arm around her shoulders for support. "The rest of you head back to the classroom! That's an order!" Oz slowly moved to Bryce, his usual blank expression on his face.

"We're home sir. Nice to see you again."

"What were you thinking? You must have picked a fight with him. He's -B Rank, you don't mess with him," Lily said, making her way to the infirmary.

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Character Portrait: Bryce Zypher Character Portrait: Kyouko Hanabusa Character Portrait: Ceil Liadon Character Portrait: Keira Leason Character Portrait: Mizu Radely Character Portrait: Cathal Elmslie Character Portrait: Lily Bedford

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ImageWithout warning the door was flung open and the temperature dropped. By the time Mizu looked up the male who had just entered had grabbed the instructor by the collar. If they tried hard enough they could see their breath come out looking like clouds of smoke.
"Bryce Zypher. I am Cathal ... son of Robert. And today, you die," he said, "I challenge you to a dual! To the death! Meet me in the field where you've battled before. I'll be waiting."
No sooner had he entered he left, leaving a blanket of ice covering the ground near him.
"It sounds very fun!" Mizu chirped walking up to where Cathal the son of Robert stood, looking down at the icy ground.
They did wonder who this Robert was but as of now Mizu was more intrigued by the ice. They stepped onto it, sliding a bit before falling down into a sitting position.
"Well students it seems I have something to which I need to attend if you'd all follow me then."
Mizu looked up happily, they had never seen two Mages fight before and the mere thought made them giggle slightly as they got up, using Pavati as a sort of rope much to his distaste.
"This isn't going to be a sparring match so once we get there you all need to stand to the back edge of the clearing I don't want any of you getting hurt."
They half skated from the class room, close on Bryce's trail. Soon enough they neared a forest heading in, then coming to a clearing.
"Alright students stay here and observe. This is why you should always think before issuing a challenge."
"Okie dokie!" Mizu smiled, glancing over to Cathal.
They watched the two spar, intrigued by the whole thing. Pavati wasn't too interested, not until Cathal was seconds away from his end.
To his disappointment and Mizu's a female appeared practically from thin air, dropping down and kicking the new instructor away.
"Oh well... That was... Disappointing," Pavati muttered, annoyance slipping into his tone.
Mizu sighed,"Isn't that cheating?"
The woman seemed pretty angry with Bryce for some reason as she began yelling at him before helping Cathal up and turning to the others watching.
"The rest of you head back to the classroom! That's an order!"
"Aww but you can't te-"
"Mizu. Let's. Go," Pavati snapped, knowing this woman wasn't to be messed with,"There's nothing else to do anyway."
Mizu pouted slightly, turning away from the clearing, not happy with the way things turned out.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Bryce Zypher Character Portrait: Kyouko Hanabusa Character Portrait: Ceil Liadon Character Portrait: Keira Leason Character Portrait: Mizu Radely Character Portrait: Cathal Elmslie Character Portrait: Lily Bedford

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"I think the rituals will be fine, but I'd prefer if at all possible no exorcisms. I don't want her being tired for her classes and as I understand they can be quite draining."

Their instructor finally told them his verdict on Asami's question. Ritual rites were still allowed for them but they were forbidden from exorcisms. "Okay..." Kyouko managed as their session went underway. As their first lecture was about to begin, Asami felt a sudden change in their atmosphere. Sniffing the air around, she glanced just in time to see another boy enter the room; harbinger of the cold aura.

"Bryce Zypher. I am Cathal ... son of Robert. And today, you die. I challenge you to a dual! To the death! Meet me in the field where you've battled before. I'll be waiting."

He seemed to have a beef with their instructor though what he said was a rather intriguing one. "Ara? A duel to the death? This should be interesting. First time I'll see how measly humans handle my territory." Asami remarked, referring to her own element. They were instructed to follow, to witness their battle. "No problem. Kyouko, this should be an eye-opener for you." When Asami looked at her though, she seemed a little uneasy. "Can't forget the past eh?"

A clearing outside the premises. It's nothing if not exposed and Asami thought if their instructors are allowed to violate their own rules. They soon started, with their instructor wielding a scythe of all things. His young opponent opted for blades instead.

"Wind and Ice...The thing about wind is that he won't find any area where he's at a disadvantage, I guess." Asami glanced down at Kyouko who was intently watching the battle. Noticing the dark sky, a lightning bolt struck down the Ice mage. "Ah! That could have been fatal--" Asami was about to yell out when Kyouko stopped her.

"They did say a duel to the death..."

"But this isn't a duel Kyouko. More of a one-sided killing if nothing else."

As their instructor was about to deliver the finishing blow, a woman interfered, bringing her demon in tow. She got in the way of Bryce and his challenger, immediately ending their battle. She yelled at them to return to their classrooms, with the serpentine demon Pavati complaining about the outcome.

"So what have you picked up from all this?" Asami asked as they made their way back. Kyouko shrugged.

"Western magic is...rather straightforward." She replied, Asami knowing full well what she meant.

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Character Portrait: Cathal Elmslie Character Portrait: Lily Bedford

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Lily Bedford


Lily finally arrived to the nurses office, who immediately recognized her, even after all these years. "It's so good to see you're doing well."

"Yeah, it's good to see you too. But I've got someone who needs you." Lily jerked her head to the nearly unconscious boy leaning on her. The nurse quickly reacted, having the older Shadow Mage help set him on a bed. While the nurse tended to the young mages wounds, Lily proceeded to question him. "Alright kid. What the hell is wrong with you? Who are you?"

"He ... he ..." It didn't seem like he was strong enough to talk, so Lily got up to leave. "He killed my dad." Lily stopped mid-step, in shock. How come she hadn't heard of this? What was Bryce doing while she was gone.

"Kid, who was your dad?"

"Robert ... Robert Bekenfield."

What the hell?! Robert had a kid?! Lily looked down at the floor. No doubt about it. Now that she looked back at the kid, he was for sure Robert's kid. A familiar presence appeared next to Lily, and Oz materialized.

"Indeed, this is Cathal Elmslie, whom, according to the students, waltzed into the class and challenged Bryce to a death match. Master, if you ask me, he was asking for it. He said to the death, so you should have let Bryce finish it." Oz left without another word. Lily however could feel her heart pounding a mile a minute. To kill Robert had torn her up enough as it was, now to find out he had a son? There had to have been some other way to save Robert. Lily had done so much research over the years, trying to find out if they could have saved him. But she would disappear and black out before she could find anything.

"Cathal, you have to understand. The reason your father was killed ... he had to be. Bryce, Zac ... Bryce, Zac and I saved a lot of lives that day. And if you don't think it's hurt us, then your wrong. Cathal, I grew up without any parents but Robert treated my like no one had. Bryce, Robert, Zac and their demons became my family. We had to kill our teacher, our mentor, our father. Cathal, don't go challenging people unless you know one hundred percent they are guilty beyond a doubt. Why don't you go after the source, the real reason your dad had to die." Lily dug into her dimensional pocket, a neat trick Bryce had taught her long ago, and grabbed a piece of paper. "This is all the research I have so far on what happened that night. Use that and not your hate for us. Got it?" Lily looked to the nurse and gave her a look that said send him back to class when your done.

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Bryce Zypher Character Portrait: Kyouko Hanabusa Character Portrait: Ceil Liadon Character Portrait: Keira Leason Character Portrait: Mizu Radely Character Portrait: Vergil Character Portrait: Cathal Elmslie Character Portrait: Lily Bedford

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Ceil Liadon


Ceil was quite in shock the standard introduction to the class as interrupted not by questions the teacher had asked for those but by a tall boy who walked up taking the teachers shirt by the collar. Then challenged him to a duel not only a duel but to the death. Ceil was expecting the teacher to refuse as the boy was storming out, but he accepted telling all the students to follow. Ceil followed behind the rest of the students Briar sitting atop his head as they walked out at a brisk pace. Upon reaching the clearing Bryce told the students to stay at the edge and watch so Ceil jumped up into a tree to get a better view.

The fight if you could call it that didn't last long. Cathal charged with ice blades hitting Bryce's scythe. Suddenly a lightning bolt crashed down knocking Cathal back Bryce charged but Cathal slid away with a quick burst of magic the Bryce ripped open a whirlwind disappearing for what would be the killing blow. Before he could land it something crashed down throwing Bryce into a tree across the clearing yelling at him before telling the students go go back to their classroom. Not wanting to anger the woman who just face kicked their teacher into a tree he jumped down with Briar quickly walking his way back to the classroom waiting for the teacher or anyone else who would tell them it's ok to leave.

Bryce Zypher


Closing in to end this duel Bryce was readying his scythe for the final blow when something appeared in front of him for all he could tell kicking him out of the whirlwind through a tree. Bryce we stunned there was no way Cathal could have gotten a kick like that off from the position he was in. As he unburried himself from the tree a voice spoke to him. "We're home sir. Nice to see you again." Pushing the trunk of the tree off of his chest he managed to cough a reply. "Oh OZ nice to hear you too I take it Lilly was the one who sent me through the tree then." Taking a deep breath Bryce flooded his lungs so he could breath regularly again. "Nice to have you home any chance you know anything about where she was this time?" Looking around Bryce saw the students were already gone headed back to the classroom if he'd heard Lilly right through the sound of a tree falling on him.

Bryce started to walk doubling over in pain at the first step. "Ribs, I think my right arm, and definitely my nose. Well Lilly's certainly not lost out on any of her abilities. He groaned deciding to head to the nurse to let her patch him up. Her healing magic was finally stronger than his. "Ikari will you go to the classroom and tell the kids we're done for the day if they have any questions tell them to find me tomorrow I'll be in our office." "I'd rather stay with you Bryce it's been a long time since you've been beat up like this." Bryce nodded. "I know but I've lived through worse. Please go take care of the students." She nodded gruffly running off to the classroom.

Bryce began limping to the school casting an illusion spell so he appeared to be walking normally without the growing amount of blood. 'I'm going to have to talk to Lilly about this no doubt she plans on killing me next time she sees me.' It took 30 minutes or so for him to gimp his way up to the nurse. She saw through his illusion instantly. "What the hell happened to you!? I haven't seen you like this since your 3rd mission. I told Robert you weren't ready for Chimara." Her voice dropped as she realized what she's said. "I-I'm sorry I know what you went through that night Bryce." "No, no it's fine not talking about him isn't going to change what happened. The least we can do is remember who he was and what he did for all of us." The nurse nodded guiding him to an empty bed that happened to be right across from Cathal's where Lilly was also sitting. Choosing to let it lay Bryce ignored them for the moment. "So do you think you can patch me up? I could have tried but you're a lot better at this healing stuff than I am.

The Classroom

Ikari walked into the classroom seeing that all the students had made it back up. "I'm glad you're all here." She stepped in front of the head desk. "Class is finished for the day if any of you have questions." Seeing a few hands shoot up. "I will NOT be answering them today. Bryce and I will be here tomorrow for anyone who has questions. So that will be it for today you are all dismissed." With Ikari walked out of the room heading as quickly as she could to the infirmary.

Once she got there she saw Lilly sitting with Cathal and Bryce being frantically looked over by the nurse. "Broken ribs, your right arm is almost shattered, your nose, and your left leg has a fracture. What exactly happened to you Bryce?!" Ikari looked over at Lilly before walking to Bryce's side. "Well he was challenged to a duel by that young man over there. As Bryce was about to... end it Lilly jumped in and sent Bryce through a tree." Ikari shrunk down quickly jumping onto the bed curling up in the crook of Bryce's neck licking his cheek softly. "He's going to be alright though isn't he?"

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