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« Reply #435 on: December 22, 2016, 05:08:37 pm »
Myst grabbed Caprima's hand, though he was too far into his thoughts to groan at the pun. Guardian however, did groan before taking the other shoulder, as the second hand was taken by Xefr.
Arriving, Guardian snorted, "Really? Pitch-black, what a truly gorgeous look." The Warrior Drake's eyes then flashed, conjuring magical balls of light to illuminate the room. As the darkness faded away, Xefr looked around to see if anything was different, and the two Shards looked upon the room for the first time.

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Tec was stunned for a moment when she ran, but he was determined not to let her get away. He used his powers as a Shard to turn incorporeal, and fly off right after her without wind resistance to slow him down. On the ground, the Combat Drakes and Mountain Guard prepared to pursue, but then the Commander suddenly shouted, "Let them go! This will be resolved in time... Now, will someone go find that newly Black Dragon? We need to get to work restoring his mind if that gecko thing comes to be." With that, the young Drake Commander left, leaving behind some confused soldiers who were entirely unsure of their commander's choice in letting the two fly off.
In the air, Tec was flying as fast as he could, which was quite fast. When he sighted Re'Ni, his eyes flashed and he teleported in front of her. He then pressed up close to her, using his paws to grab her and force her to meet his pleadings eyes with her own as she started to yell, "Don't you dare leave me! You're not a monster Re'Ni, and running away doesn't fix anything! I learned that myself the hard way, and I refuse to let anybody else go through that. We all have problems, and we all eventually cause pain to others. Sometimes just a little, sometimes a lot, but running doesn't stop that, it just makes it worse. You can be helped, and I want to help you! Because I love you, and... and it's the only thing I can do..." His voice lessened in volume, his eyes becoming more depressed, "It's always like this. They always run away, everyone I love, because they think they hurt me. Xorkai, many of friends, and now you Re'Ni... Hell, even Coll refuses to be in my sight after he hurt me when he wasn't himself, I can't even talk to him because he keeps fleeing from me. So maybe I'm the problem, and I'm wondering if I should remove that problem... For good." His eyes drifted over to his claws, his nice, sharp claws.


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« Reply #436 on: December 26, 2016, 08:50:40 pm »
As the light balls vanquished the darkness, it seemed that two ghostly figures of serpents were lost along with it - muttering something incomprehensible with their soft, eery voices. A sudden cold wind passed beneath the scales and fur of the four dragons and the  capricorn, blowing out all but one of the balls of light  ..as if the inhabitants didn't approve of light that much, but still wanted the group to remain. This place acted and felt alive, just like the last time.
Despite the low lighting all could view once again the big murals, the grea dragons and the five eggs, as well as the macabre mural in the back  ..and there it was, the skull of a dragon lying on the ground. Upon noticing it, Caprima seemed shocked and apalled, but mostly angered, "Not This! Damn Atzels ...why is it so hard for that lot to ever do something right?" She turned to Xefr "This is extremelly dark shiva, the skull was part of a ritual to teleport the orb directly inside the wearer  ...but the emotions contained in this room, something very dark took place here and I know what it was  ..I can still feel presences. Two souls trapped here, and one greater" Cui seemed a bit scared, but tried acting cool   ..she knew what happened, and she knew how such things usually worked out after the sacrifices, but there wasn't much of a choice on the matter "So, Xefr  ..you touched it before, it's how we met, remember? Is there anything more you felt other than my refreshing presence and the orb?" Caprima was looking around at the room, from the murals and the aura she too understood what all this was about  ...a small storage of souls that kept the skull running on shiva with their emotions for quite a while, and they both were angry and hungry! Guardian could see for a mere second two apparitions; two shadows of teenage dragons smiling while showing all of their teeth and licking their snouts {{"Mmmm  ..this one's fat!"}}

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Re'Ni upon feeling Tec's paws holding her felt like she was safe for the first time in her life - someone who after all that still hunted her, to care for her and accept her. But upon hearing Tec's last sentence she just burst into tears and held on him tightly, losing her balance completely {"No.. no, no! Not want hear this - Not even think!  ..No, no! Not Tec fault  ..Re'Ni just foolish  ..self never leave Tec, just feared of hurting Tec, so thought leaving for while ..but ...no! Self would return  ...could not leave Tec, not egg - together Forever even if self hurt Tec little. Realise hurt Re'Ni and Tec more if leave.. ..self never leave Tec again, never, ever  ..no matter what. No-no-no!"} Gripping on Tec tightly and nuzzling her snoot around his face, she kept crying and shaking ..deep inside she felt this was foolish, as they should be happy about what was to come. She kissed Tec and gave a very subtle powerless smile, while her tail and her whole body were now shaking like an earthquake "A-after all   ...egg c-coming soon. S-s-should be near ground   ..h-happy" She then started crying again uncontrollably, though Tec could feel that Re'Ni was not sad, but relieved  ...despite her entire body shaking.
Nevertheless, she started thinking about that poor blue dragon again   ..he didn't deserve to be a gecko, no one did, no matter how rude and mean - but how could she change everything? How could she come down to Heord without the other dragons turning against her  ...her hope started to waiver and give its place to worry, but at least she was in Tec's hug.

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« Reply #437 on: December 26, 2016, 11:22:25 pm »
Xefr himself wasn't exactly appalled, since he had already been here and had been in more intimidating places before it regardless. He thought for a moment, then responded "Well, when I went into this room after Tec had discovered it, I did feel somethings. For one, there was the Scion inside the helmet, and then those other presences. Voices, so to say. Two of them I believe, though I mostly ignored them at the time. Are they important?" Guardian meanwhile was not in the slightest scared. He was the direct opposite of Tec in this regard, he did fear ghosts, but loved to put them in their place. So, he glanced in the direction he had seen the apparitions, and grinned before speaking out, "That's the wrong word. I believe you meant to, muscly!" He then flexed his right wing and arm, prompting a face-palm from Myst, who also didn't seem particularly disturbed, but rather quite interested in the murals and the skull itself. Before Guardian had made a fool of himself, Myst was quite focused on the bone, about all the applications this apparently dark shiva could have. 

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Tec's thoughts about his claws and what he might do with them evaporated as she started crying. He just held her closely as she let it all out. After a moment, he smiled and spoke "Thank you Re'Ni. I promise I won't think of doing such things again, so long as you stay with me. And yes, we should be happy. A glorious thing will be happening soon." Tec moved his head a bit, still careful to keep hugging her as he looked downwards. After a couple of seconds, he looked back to her. He almost sensed that Re'Ni would be worried about how she had been seen doing that, and he was quite relived himself when he saw nobody was following him. In a comforting voice, he started talking again, "Well, it seems the authorities must have understood you're not a bad person, since none of those guards seem to have followed us. I think that means it's safe to go home. If anything does come up, I'll handle it, I promise. You really need to rest, it's been to long since you last slept. Come on, let's go test out that bed and enjoy its secondary purpose of a resting spot." He moved himself slightly, in the direction of the house, waiting for her to become a bit more stable before fully taking flight again. 

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« Reply #438 on: January 04, 2017, 11:57:58 am »
Caprima had made already her small conslusion, those two ghosts were still here and seemed quite playful  ...she thought for a bit, but then gave in "Allright, I've senced worse spirits than those two  ...Xefr, these two voices you felt are part of an ancient Dark Shiva ritual that involves sacrfices  ..nevertheless, those two can only truly hurt beings, that  ..well, are more 'physical' than any of us."
The young dragon voices surfaced again and now everyone could hear them {{"Oh really? Hah, and oh boy  ..you sure are fat!"}} the second voice, somewhat more frail and pitchy followed suit {{"Yeah, fat! Hahaha! ..you are an old fat goat!"}}
Caprima was losing her temper a bit as her eyes turning to a bright red and her fangs showing would indicate, "For millenium-old ghosts you sure are two immature and rude dragonlings!" - {{"..Says the fat old goat!"}} responded the first voice, followed by some rather unsuitable for younger audiences words being mumbled by the fat old goat.
Cui seemed a bit unsure by it all and poked Caprima to get going "Hey we better leave Cap." Caprima nodded while looking left and right angrily "Yeah, or else some ghosts are going to get aetherialised back to kingdom come! Come on, Xefr grab the skull and let's get out of-" before she could finish her phrase two shadows of dragons made of mist, one purple and one orange, with blank white eyes appeared blocking the exit {{"HAHAHAHA! Where are you going fatties? We want to play! Haven't played in years  ..say, are you guys fond of hide and seek? Hnyenehnye..."}} the orange dragon seemed not that happy though; {{"Hey bro, that's boring and I'm hungry ...I prefer the thing we do in which we tear their souls apart and eat their brains!"}} the purple dragon bumped his brothers head, obviously not approving his interruption {{"Shut up you idiot, I want to play  ..weren't the grey monkeys we ate yesterday good enough?"}}.
Cui readied her defensive umbrella just in case, while Caprima was about to bring hellfire raining down on the two ghosts.

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Tec's comforting voice was doing wonders in calming his mate  ..she was back in full control, but that didn't exactly mean she would be more in control of her feelings and sense of having done something horrible.
While at first the thought of going back home was a good idea  ..this wouldn't be the case now for Re'Ni, for this dragon was a stubborn one and she wouldn't hide from the world her entire life  ..she was going to find that dragon and fix everything!  ..or at least try. {"Tec right, but first self need fix this   ..not want stay in cave for eternity. Already tried that, not good for mind.   ...If want Tec follow, if not wait in home. Promise return fast if anything happen. Ok?"} As she finished her sentence, it was quite obvious she wanted Tec to follow her, considering she was still holding his paw hard in her grip and she seemed a bit scared. Many thoughts surrounded her; like how the local authorities would respond  ..and most importantly, how that ex-blue dragon would react.

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« Reply #439 on: January 06, 2017, 04:20:58 pm »
Guardian also seemed to be preparing for battle, though his preperation was quite evident as he held up his right claw in front of him, and it burst into a green flame, with the warrior dragon bearing a vicious grin. The fact that they had materialized out of mist did not evade him, and he only saw a saw sharpen his skills at fighting Forbidden, who also liked taking a mist form. Xefr had grabbed the skull, using his tail to carry it. However, when the two shadow dragons appeared, he listened to them speak and decided to try and talk to the orange dragon, "Say, if you're hungry, would you like some Ice Cream? I highly doubt you have any down in this tomb, and wouldn't it be just the perfect thing to combat the heat? Besides, one cannot play on an empty stomach, that's just wrong."
Myst had a feeling at what Xefr was trying to do, so he decided to take the chance and sent a psionic message to Caprima {{"Caprima, might I request you do that teleportation thing again? Time is of the essence, and I'm not personally liking the look I see on Guardian's face. We should get out of here before he does something rash..."}} He wasn't however just going to stay idle, and was already preparing a psionic attack just in case.

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Tec smiled, and gave Re'Ni a kiss, "I knew you were a good person, already working to fix things. Alright, I'll follow you. Can't let you get lost now, and I doubt you really know your way around yet. The Blue Dragon went the other way, so I think that's a good direction to go in search. Go on, I'll be right behind you, ready to talk things out if a problem arises." He was happy to see her calm and in control again, and was determined not to let that event ever occur again. And he was certain that helping that Dragon return to normal would be a great way to help her along, and he would be there every step of the way.

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« Reply #440 on: January 08, 2017, 01:54:44 pm »
The orange dragon seemed intrigued by the offer for an Ice cream, and before his brother could initiate whatever game he was planning, he stepped forward towards Xefr while licking his snout ...the closer he got, the more cold Xefr's scales would feel, {{"Ice cream? You have all flavours? ...Melon even?"}}. The purple dragon gnarled and blew a cold firebreath on his brother, dissolving his shadow only for it to re-appear again, {{"Are you a complete idiot? Can't you see they're just trying to escape?"}} he then turned facing Myst with a rather threatening glare in his eyes {{Hmmm  ...but since they can't, perhaps we could let them treat us with some fine Melon-flavoured ice-cream before we get to play. Yum!"}}. In the meanwhile Caprima had received Myst's message and nodded discreetly; She suddenly raised both her hands and shouted, chains of light flew right off her chest and embraced Xefr, Cui, Guardian and Myst - a bright light blotted eveyones' eyes   ..they all reappeared in the Soul's Eclipse and within Forbidden's cell, all five standing right infront of a giant version of Forbidden who laughed and thrusted his giant claw at our heroes  ...as the claws touched them however, they just dissolved in shadows of orange and purple, and the cell transformed back into the ancient tomb, the illusion being cleared away to the last detail.. {{"HAHAHAHAHAHA, gotcha!   ...quite a secret you got there chosen one! Scared of the biggest part of your own self, eh? Hmmmm, she'd give us many souls to feast upon for such a valuable information!  ..but first, you said you got Ice cream for us! My brother is hungry so you better not be lying."}}, said the purple shadow, slowly reforming back into the shape of a dragon, as was his orange brother  ...Caprima seemed genuinely confused and scared at the prospect of all this being a trap  ..a trap she fell in like a fool, but she had not said her last word.

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Re'Ni smiled and started flying along with Tec towards the way the blue dragon fled {{"Thanks Tec. Self need this   ..Self promise try not let anger rule mind ever again."}} As she flew she started wondering how to reverse the curse  ...she had never tried before to reverse it and especially not with a dragon - if it didn't succeed, the wrath of the law would be the last she would be worrying about, as guilt was always her greatest and most vicious enemy.

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« Reply #441 on: January 08, 2017, 05:45:30 pm »
((Actually, Xefr offered the ice cream and Myst sent the message.))

Xefr wasn't really discomforted by the orange or purple dragons, until they created that illusion. At that point, Xefr became quite terrified that a fatal mistake had been made, shrinking away from the false-Forbidden until the scene dissipated. Once reality returned however, he quickly shook it off, and looked to the orange dragon, "Melon flavor huh? Interesting choice, but nothing I cannot accomplish. Here you go." Xefr decided to call upon a trick he used whenever Scout wanted something, but the ship did not have it at the time. In the same way a mechanical replicator took energy and converted it into food, he would take psionic energy and convert it into Ice Cream. He held up a paw, and focused. Slowly, blue psionic energy flew into the silhouettes of two dragon sized ice cream cones, filling them until there was a flash, and two complete cones of ice cream were created, with melon flavor. They floated over to the dragons for them to grab, and Xefr grinned, "There you go. Enjoy!" The Black Drake was careful to mask that the fact that he was very tired, for the reason he never used that trick to feed himself was because it took a lot more energy out of him than the product could give back.
Myst and Guardian were also quite intimidated and worried by the Forbidden-stunt. However, they recovered, and Guardian seemed particularly confused by the light green ice cream. The Warrior Drake leaned into Myst and whispered, "Uh, Myst? Why are they asking for nebula flavored ice cream?" Myst responded quietly, slightly confused himself, "Apparently, a melon is a fruit. They are supposedly grown outside of Iammelon, though I've never seen one myself so perhaps I'm just taking a rumor too seriously and they really are asking for nebula-flavor. Of course, that's unlikely, since I don't think nebula has a taste." Guardian thought about it for a moment, and whispered back again, "But maybe it's an insult, since they clearly just gleamed into Xefr's mind. Perhaps they are using the rumored fruit and the name of our homeland to ask for ice cream in the flavor of a person from Iammelon?" The two Shards continued to theorize as to what the two dragons could possibly mean by melon-flavored.

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Tec just kept smiling at her, happy to be of help, "You are welcome Re'Ni. Let's see... Not sure what to look for but maybe there will be something to reveal their location... Oh! Over there!" Tec pointed a gathering of dragons, in which a Golden Dragon and a Combat Drake were trying to calm down a panicking Black Dragon.

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« Reply #442 on: January 13, 2017, 07:10:13 pm »
The Orange dragon grabbed violently the ice-cream and sniffed it, was this truly Melon? Perhaps these new mortal dragons weren't that bad after all! He hesitantly licked the ice cream a bit {{"Hmmmm, it leaves a golden, fiery aftertaste   ...this is great! You make great ice cream Mr Xefr!   ..for a fleshbag that is."}} The Purple dragon seemed angry and sad though {{"I said I was hungry first! I should get it!"}} the orange dragon opened his mouth wide over the icecream, while gazing at his worried brother with a sinister look on his shadowy face ...the purple dragon looked in terror, {{"DON'T YOU DARE!"}} he cried, but his brother did dare and that tasty ice cream was lost in a matter of seconds. The two shadows started fighting by slapping each others' paws in a fast manner like hatchlings. Cui rolled her eyes and took her natural size "ENOUGH! I won't play your silly game  ....I just can't watch two little hatchlings acting like idiots while the universe is being destroyed. Xery was tested enough. YOU, orange guy, you should be ashamed that you didn't share with the purple guy  ..and you purple, hitting others is not proper response when things don't get your way!" both of the two shadows pulled out their tongues, and Purple pointed with his claw at Cui, looking rather pissed off with her {{"Oh yeah? Well neither you should leave and take Sion away, leaving us all alone in this awful dark place to go off playing with that stupid goat of yours and kissing your idiot boyfriend!"}} Cui stompted the ground with her tail "I Didn't knew you even existed  ..and Wh-what boyfriend? ..I didn't tell you ANYTHING! My mind is sealed  ..I'm, I'm a ghost too!" Both shadows looked at each other and then back at Cui {{"Oh really? I remember you telling us a few things.."}} Purple adopted a feminine stance and started mimicking Cui's voice {{"Ohhh, you should she him  ..he's so cute and kind, I love him so much! He's so dreaaaaaamy! Myst is so much more smart than other dragons, and tall and brave and romantic  ..I wish he'd wrap me up with his tail and warm me up"}} and started chanting {{"Cui and Myst sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G!"}} Cui snarled and jumped right away at the mocking shadows - soon all three were a big ball of shadows fighting each other   ..Caprima's palm swiftly met her face, then turning to Xefr with a depressed look in her eyes "See what kind of people I had to deal with my child? And they ruled seven galaxies, I kid you not ...*sigh* Okay, enough with this low quality show  ..now that they're pre-occupied you'll help me to get us out of here; give me your paw, concentrate on your feelings and think of the Soul's Eclipse  ..we'll take those two with us if they won't let us out of here. Their greater powers will be lost as soon as they leave the tomb, anyway."

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Re'Ni flew close to the small group of dragons  ..seeing the effects of her actions filled her soul with sadness, a sadness that soon turned to disgust for her own self. What if she hadn't stopped? What if she actually had those dragons burn? She would never allow that ever again  ...or at least she would try! She halted midair and turned her head the other way  ..she just couldn't look at the poor panicking dragon, she looked at Tec with uncertainty obviously overwhelming her thoughts, {{"Tec  ..perhaps better if tell other dragons instead of self. Not sure dragons let self near  ...Re'Ni caused all this. ..but tell Re'Ni fix this."}}

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Re: Xefr's Adventures: Existential Crisis
« Reply #443 on: January 13, 2017, 08:38:33 pm »
Myst sat off to the sidelines of the battle, a bit embarrassed by the implications set forth by the mocking, and unsure whether or not he should jump in to give Cui some backup. And though he was unsure about getting personally involved, he had already started using his psionic power to boost Cui's strength, just to give her that little advantage.
Xefr nodded to Caprima, "Right, I'll do that. About time we left I suppose, since we got what we came for." The Black Drake started focusing on his emotions, putting an image of the Soul's Eclipse in his mind. He started getting more specific with the image, going to the cafeteria, and focusing on memories of that room. In particualar, he thought of a fun time early on in the life of the Shards, with all of them except Forbidden together having dinner, and it descending into a psionic food fight. But while Xefr was fondly focusing on those happy times, Guardian walked over to Caprima and whispered, "If we're bringing them back to the ship, can we lock them up in the last cell of the brig? I bet it could hold them, for at least long enough for us to decide what to do with them. Let them talk to Forbidden as well, I bet they'll have much better manners after having to put up with him for a while."

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Tec flew close to her and nodded, "I can do that. Just wait till I wave you down, then do your best. I won't be long." He then gave her a small kiss, and flew down to the group of dragons, landing nearby.
Almost immediately upon landing, the newly-black dragon noticed him and started yelling, "It's him! I gave him a little scare and his crazy girlfriend did this to me! Keep them away from me!" He covered his front with his wings, and the other Golden Dragon stepped in front of him and started yelling at Tec, "Who the hell do you think you are to come here after doing this to my son?! I'm gonna..."
He didn't finish, as the Combat Drake gestured for him to quiet down, before looking to Tec and speaking in a very strict tone, "You had best have a good reason for coming here. Because if I don't hear a good excuse, you're under arrest so that we can question you about this magical crime." Tec held up his paws in front of him, seeing the situation was tense and trying to calm it down, "I assure you, I have a good reason. I'm here to turn him back. My mate is going to turn him back, and I'm willing to pay compensation for the pain and emotional damage." But the Combat Drake did not budge.
However, before Tec got the chance to plead his case further, there came a voice from the woods, "I think it's worth a shot really." And out stepped that Combat Drake Commander from the festival, giving Tec a knowing grin and then going on, "Certainly better than waiting for somebody else to remove that little spell, and the caster will always be the best at getting rid of their own spells regardless. If it works, great. Problem averted and money will be provided to pay for the therapist who will help get poor Frak'Tra over there get past this. And if it doesn't work, we arrest them here and now. It's a complete win." The Combat Drake gave the commander a salute and stood aside, whilst the other Dragon thought about it for a moment before relucantly getting out of the way. Tec looked at the Commander with astonishment for a moment, and then waved for Re'Ni to come down, as the way to the scared young dragon was open.

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« Reply #444 on: January 28, 2018, 08:18:26 pm »
Cui swinged her claws and tail with fury while her energy begun charging to rather high levels for any ghost; Filled by a nearly uncontrollable rage, Myst's boost would not be needed for Cui to kick the annoying hatchlings' tails  ...obstructing their mission to save the universe was one thing, mocking her infront of Caprima and Myst was another. As all the little Qoatl dragon apparitions fought, Caprima winked at Guardian and spoke to him in an almost sinsister tone "No need for that my child ...once we get back I'll handle these rascals myself" she raised her hands and tried to focus, a task that was quite hard considering Cui was using half and more of her beloved Capricorn's own power and the orb's to fight some silly little sacrificed dragonlings! The tired capricorn sighed, took a deep breath and out of her hands formed a plethora of white shadows running around everyone in the room   ...all existence ceased for a moment and for a few split seconds everyone could witness images dating back to the creation of the world ..or one world of many, to be accurate. Then suddenly, they all appeared a little above the floor in a corridor of the Soul's Eclipse, falling down gracefully like sacks of potatoes.
Falling down as Cui was slapping their tails and they were munching her wings, the two dragon ghost brothers shook their heads in confusion, for a very long time ever since their deaths they haven't had felt so solid, something must've gone terribly wrong! As cui flew away from them with a snarky grin on her face ..Caprima walked up to them looking down on the two colourful dragons with a big angry frown while tapping her foot and having her arms crossed "Enough!You two are grounded. You're no longer in the sacrificial tomb, so the shiva bound to you no longer empowers you  ..understood?" The purple dragon hissed and tried breathing a large amount of fire upon Caprima, only for the attack to just pass through the Capricorn and dissolve, leading to both dragonlings to throw a majestic tantrum involving high-pitched whining and hitting the floor. Caprima rolled her eyes and turned around facing Guardian and Xefr, evidently tired from all of this "Lock them somewhere safe and give them something to play   ..they're not evil afterall, just victims."
Cui somewhat reluctantly approached Myst from his side and nudged him ..merely whispering "Ehm ..about what those two said  ..I  ..well, I'm a Qoatl warrior, so even if it is true what they said, if you mention what happened ever again I'll stuff your mouth with your own tail. ..and  ..ehm, I love you I guess."
Evertything seemed to be in order, everything but the skull; Xefr could feel something from it  ...familiar feelings; Anger, Sorrow, Guilt. That old bunch of bones felt as if it was actually a person on its own right, and a rather strong one at that.

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Re'Ni shrieked after seeing her mate waving her to come down, her tail beggining to shake again. She really didn't want to come down, fearing that she would ruin everything just as she did earlier ...but she had to; for Tec's sake and her own. She reluctantly approached the small group of dragons with her head hanged down and trying to avoid looking at any other dragon than Tec  ..her behaviour was unnaturaly nervous and it showed. She tried saying something but as soon as she tried to form a sentence, the only think that came out was an incomprehensible whisper and her mind begun entering a circular motion  ...Who said these barbarians would actually consider forgiving her? These tomb spitters! But  ..but she was worse, she nearly killed them all and she caused one of them to suffer. She was a horrible valx, a bad mother and completely devoid of social norms. Yes, she was to blaim ..Re'Ni is awful ...and all because of them! "Burn them All and go home" said her voice..
Re'Ni munched her Snout looking nervously left and right, trembling so bad that the ground arround her felt as if a small earthquake was happening "Burn them all" the voice repeated. Re'Ni raised her head looking at the distant with a rather creepy smile on her face {"Nope!"} then upon looking at her victim, her eyes darkened, the voices within almost making her sob as she tried talking to the dragons present {"Re'Ni very sorry! Worst Valx   ...Fix this!"} She readied an orb of light on her paw and looked at it hesitantly, then spit at it, turning it into a luminescent pearl-coloured ball of light.

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« Reply #445 on: January 31, 2018, 06:55:30 pm »
The Shards all landed without issue, and all seemed relieved to be in the familiar halls of their great vessel and home. Guardian watched the two younglings flail about, snickering when their attack failed so spectacularly. While he did soften a bit at the tantrums, for they reminded him of Scout, he still grinned at them getting their just dues for now. He nodded to Caprima, "Understood. I'll lock em up in one of Scout's playrooms. Those are well fortified, from both inside and outside threats, so should be able to keep them locked in. Plus, they have plenty of entertainment too. I think I'll send them to room seventeen. There's an ice-cream dispenser in there, alongside some toys and a TV to watch. That should work to keep them occupied..." With that, he wandered over next to the two dragonlings throwing their tantrum, raising up a paw and saying, "Hey, brats! In our infinite generosity, your grounding will be done in a playroom. Enjoy!" With that, the paw glowed, and a magical dome appeared around the two of them. Within moments, it disappeared, taking the 'lings along with it to playroom seventeen.
Myst blushed as he looked down at Cui, his voice being low as well, "I think, Cui... That I love you too. So, I promise not to tell..." The Shard was thinking he probably needed to lighten the mood a bit, and thought of something. He was a bit embarrassed to say it, but he mustered all of his confidence in the attempt. Throwing on his normal cool and calm facade, he spoke a little louder now, "However, since it appears what was said was indeed true... Well, my tail is at the ready to wrap up and warm if asked!" Pretty much as soon as he finished saying that however, he winced and looked away, completely regretting saying that and beating himself up over ruining the moment.

Xefr in the meanwhile was most focused on the skull, looking down at it with understanding. These were all quite familiar feelings to Xefr, he'd felt them many times before, and so he couldn't help but feel sympathy for whoever this person in the bones may be. He'd spoken to somebody through the bones before, the one who sent him on the quest in the first place, and so he had to wonder if this was indeed that person, or somebody else entirely. He eventually broke out of the stupor once Guardian banished the dragonlings to their grounding in the playroom, looking back to Caprima and saying, "Well, guess we need to figure out our next move, right?"

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Tec quickly positioned himself beside Re'Ni, trying to comfort her with his presence and shielding her with his wing. He wanted to show her that he believed in her, and was there to protect her. He had to do this silently though, since he didn't want to speak and screw up whatever she was doing. The two Combat Drakes, Commander and Grunt, watched from the sidelines. Not interrupting, but being ready to act. The Commander had put his trust in this, but he wouldn't hestiate should the trust be in vain. The newly Black Dragon was still scared, looking at the ball of light with fear. Still, this would be helpful to Re'Ni in the end, since it meant he was anchored by that fear and wouldn't move. It was all up to whatever Re'Ni's fix was.

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Re: Xefr's Adventures: Existential Crisis
« Reply #446 on: March 01, 2018, 06:43:05 pm »
The two ghosts would stop bickering and just glee at the sight of the playroom, "THANKS FATTY!" said both in unison and flied hastily to test all the games  ...caves can be pretty boring for two dragonlings after a few millenia!
Cui blinked looking a bit awkward as she stared at Myst with a dumb expression on her  ..she flew right infront of him and slapped him, only to grabb his face with her paws "That's for ruining the most romantic thing anyone has ever said to me" and then proceeded to give him a big kiss with her eyes closed and hug him right afterwards "And that's because I love you as much  ...you sillyscales!". Thinking of what the future beholded, she snorted and huffed, looking up "You know Myst ..whatever happens, we'll always have this. We'll win in the end, I'm sure of it. I'm sure."[/i]

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Caprima raised her eyebrow and crossed her arms looking at Xefr in a somewhat playful manner "I guess you could say we'll.. bone some Hyl tail! Or! Or! I know; We'll skull them!" then retorted to snickering. After overcoming her horrible puns, she sighed and gazed upon Xefr with a far more less jovial smile ...should she tell him there was no plan? Should she tell him everything depended on him? Should she tell him who the real enemy was and what Xefr would be actually fighting for? Mortals were so prone to make mistakes whenever they knew everything  ..especially dragons, she though as she looked at the skull with an angry frown. She closed her eyes a bit and concentrated at the Hyl's position, then smiled and turned to Xefr "You know what  ..today I think we should just rest. I've tracked the Hyl pack quite far from the center of the universe, we could reach them in a few days time and then sneak on them  ..they're probably recharging their powers by destroying old stars" Suddenly her fur got all stirred up, her fangs grew and her eyes widened, turning yellow with red like before, revealing her true form ...something had really startled her "...WELL SHOOT! I haven't felt such a strong aura in ages ..must be that black dragoness emitting Shiva waves ..let's just hope this sillypants won't pull an Atzel and attract every Hyl and Multiversal entity on her position with those emissions." The skull seemed to have an angry frown for a moment there, clearly not approving the expression "to pull an Atzel".

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Tec's winghug really comforted her, it was nice to know that at least one person in this awful universe believed in her  ..trusted her and didn't think she was just a crazy menace  ...loved her even! Re'Ni gazed upon the combat drakes and the once blue drake; she would fix this   ..but should she really? For a moment it looked like a good punishment "Yes! Turn foolvalx into Gecko!" said her voice  ..if she could control her powers, no one could stop her. ...But would all this bring happiness to her? Was punishing others the way to freedom? No, she would fix this and become something she never tried before  ....a true Atzel! {{"Nope"}} she said again to herself. She closed her eyes and nodded, then gently left Tec's embrace to get calmly closer to the group of Drakes.
As she closed up to her victim she closed up to him and raised her claw up to the sky ...the orb grew bigger and stronger, while her eyes turned pure white, a storm begun forming above them. Amidst the thunders she grinned and finally released the orb upon the fool who had mocked her Tec   ...she would show these silly drakes what a real Atzel is, the time of hiding and holding back her true power was over. {{"Re'Ni hopes get color right..."}} A giant explosion of white light overwhelmed the entire planet of Heord for a few seconds, the magic it emitted would not leave the place for years ...as the light cleared away, the poor drake had back his blue colour and more  ...he would not remember anything scarring that happened after Re'Ni's snap, just their exchange of insults in the fair. Re'Ni just smiled and slapped the blue dragon with her paw {{"There  ...even!"}} she turned to Tec {{"Re'Ni and Tec fly back home now  ..had enough of Heord"}}

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Re: Xefr's Adventures: Existential Crisis
« Reply #447 on: March 03, 2018, 02:05:02 pm »
Myst rubbed his face with a paw due to the slap, though he had a smile on his face, "Yeah, I think I deserved that for ruining the moment with such efficiency. But a little pain is worth what came after, I think. Will have to endeavor to make a more romantic moment in the future to truly back up for it." He looked down at her and nodded at Cui, "Agreed. It's quite optimistic, and it's a gut feeling more than anything, but I'm feeling unusual in the fact that I'm actually confident about it. I don't usually trust the gut, but it seems you bring out a more instinctual side of me, Cui... Erhm, take that as you will. Regardless, I took am sure we will win in the end, together."

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Xefr smiled at the puns, having enjoyed them himself. He seemed satisfied by the chance to finally rest for a moment, since he felt that everything had been moving so fast he hadn't had the time to really process it all. This was the perfect time to do so, and sharpen his mind for the challenges he believed were ahead of them. But before he could respond, Caprima had revealed her true form, causing surprise to Xefr as well. He wasn't too shocked, since from the Shiva lessons he had learnt that Caprima was more than meets the eye, but he wasn't used to this red-form of hers. Still he recovered from the surprise soon enough, giving a nod, "You mean Re'Ni, correct? If so, then you will find that I am in agreement that it would be best to avoid such a thing, based on what I have heard about these Atzels and their powers. Though I personally just hope that Tec is alright. I'm sure he is right now, since I haven't felt anything, but I am still concerned." The Black Dragon did not fail to notice the skull's sudden change in expression, but he decided not to voice this to Caprima for now.
Guardian approached the two of them, stretching his wings. He spoke with a tired tone, though still happy, "Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but a chance to rest sounds just simply wonderful! I'll have to make a call if we're taking the day off, to fully enjoy myself, but hot damn do I thi-" He suddenly just stopped speaking, the reason for which became clear as a creeping wave of dark energy passed through the room, along with muffled malicious laughter. Guardian's expression suddenly became incredibly serious, "Stay here. I'll handle this as I always do. This is my purpose, after all." And then, he teleported away, down to the ship's brig. Xefr simply solemnly nodded, speaking to Cui and Caprima, "I'll be following that order myself, and I'd recommend you two do as well. I know for a fact I'll just be getting in the way, but if you want to go I won't stop you. And before you ask, that is indeed the Corrupted Shard's presence you felt. Another Shade has gotten loose, Shades being small extensions of Forbidden's power that slip out of his prison and attempt to flee the ship. Guardian is the one who contains them."

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The orb easily stunned all Dragons present, as well as a fair few on other areas of the planet. Even the grand Golden Fleet in orbit took note, as it was hard not to. The light was most especially taken note of by two other Black Dragons on the planet, one out in the forest and one teaching a class of Dragonlings. Both were quite aware of what had just taken place, from their great many years of knowledge.
The Blue Dragon was surprised by the slap, rubbing his face but quickly fleeing soon after due to sheer confusion on what was going on. Tec simply nodded, "No objections here. I've had enough excitement today for myself as well. Come on, let's fly." The Shard then took to the skies. One Combat Drake had left, his mission done with, and he had a lot of paperwork to handle due to this whole mess. The Captain yet lingered though. Strangely, he didn't actually seem to care much about Re'Ni right now, even despite her display of power. He almost seemed desensitized to such a display, like he had seen it before somewhere else. He was more focused on Tec as he flew into the sky, like he wanted to say something but was holding his tongue. This lasted for a few seconds before he finally sighed and walked off into the brush. 

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Re: Xefr's Adventures: Existential Crisis
« Reply #448 on: April 02, 2018, 09:19:41 pm »
Cui smiled at Myst for his optimism  ..she used to be an optimist herself before, but unfortunately she knew a lot about the universe now and all those hidden truths she had vowed to never talk off were torturing her soul. The blue Qoatl took her natural form, she seemed far more serious and grown up in her tone than she usually was "We might not have as much time as we think, so we better make what remains of it worth it   ..in a proper and official way  ..I may seem a bit easy at times  ..but I'm a proper Qoatl lady and warrior! So, will you marry me?"

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Caprima seemed to not be surprised by the outbursts of darkness; she recognized the feelings surpassing the area immediately, as she herself had felt those feelings before and knew very well what was their cause and source. A frail familiar whale sound was heard for a moment from out in space, Caprima just nodded to it and then the old capricorn gave off a subtle sooth smile to Xefr while her eyes remained in their despicable blooded vampiric form, not really bothering to change them back "No, I won't stay here. In fact I think it's high time to meet the second most important concentration of your old soul's emotional being. This meeting has been postponed enough ...don't worry, this shard is not most of what you are my child and I will prove it. You are much, much more than what you think." She joined her palms and dematerialized in a thin purple cloud, only to materialize within forbidden's cage, right in front of him, smiling with her eyes closed as if she was meeting with an old acquaintance ...most probably due to the aura of emotions reminding of herself "Hi Xefr. Or have you thrown that name of late to forget who you are, like I did?" she seemed to be entirely calm and peculiarly; genuinely glad to meet the "lost" shard. As she opened her eyes they were leaking the exact same bright red aura Forbidden's eyes did.

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As Re'Ni and Tec reached back to their home, the tired dragoness silently approached one of the garden's fountains to lick some water {"Strange Day. Re'Ni first time correct mistake... perhaps should not. Self could take over Heord easily  ...rule with Tec as self's sexy concubine, but instead just turned stupid blue Valx back to time. Very tired  ...think lie down here and lay egg, then sleep."} she calmly closed her eyes and turned around in search for a good spot, being too tired to realise what she had just said and was about to do  ...as she lied down and closed her eyes she suddenly rose her head back up fully awoken and bearing a terrified and worried expression after realising she was truly going to lay the egg ...her tail shaking as it always did in those emotional levels {"T-t-tec!  ..is  ..is t-t-time! What self do? What if egg crack? What if hatchling scales is silly color?  ...like fuxia! Fuxia scales get mocked! Ahhhhh!"}

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« Reply #449 on: April 02, 2018, 11:18:40 pm »
Myst was silent for a few moments as his mind carefully processed the request, and Cui could tell that his mind had completed its task when his scales started turning as red as Ezron's, even though Cui had no idea who that particular Dragon was. The Shard tried to speak, and failed. So he tried again, this time succeeding, "I... I will! I'll marry you, Cui!" He looked away for a moment, and then looked back. Suddenly he seemed a lot more calm, as he had managed to slip that mask back on now, "Ahem... So yes, I accept! I will gladly marry you, Cui. That's the natural thing to do when you love somebody, and want to spend time with them, right? And so let's not waste any of our limited time, and go about making that marriage official. Now, if Qoatl are anything like Golden Dragons, then we both know that marriages are finally sealed by... Oh my..." His voice trailed off, and one could almost visualize the mask slipping off as Myst remembered how the Dragons of Heord sanctified marriage, and he once more got incredibly nervous. His tail began to swish about rapidly like it had done before.

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Xefr sighed as Caprima disappeared. He didn't share her conviction in this regard. He may have seen Caprima's true form, or at least what he was pretty sure was her real form, and knew the truth about what she was, or at least believed he did. But none of that made him see Forbidden in any less of a terrifying light. He simply had to hope this went well.
Caprima, arriving in the cage, could see that there was no Forbidden to simply be in front of, for he was all around. There was no eyes that leaked, for the entire cage was filled with the leakage. This red mist swirled around in the cage, now directing itself to enclose itself around Caprima's form. It did not touch her, but formed itself into a sphere around her. In the brief moments before there was nothing but the mist in sight, she could see outside the Cage, where Guardian was doing battle with another Dragon made of this mist, and Guardian appeared to be winning. Regardless, when Forbidden did speak back to Caprima, two black eyes appeared in front of her, and his dark voice was lined with poison in every word, "So very confident, so self assured... How very different from my brothers. Well, not really. You are quite a bit like Myst, who lives a lie,  you merely project that lie onto others as well. A masterful forgery. But let us not mince words, and let us lift the veil. I have been watching you carefully, ever since you came aboard this cursed ship. I know so much more than you may ever expect. In fact, why speak in this tongue, when I know your true language? Allow me to speak to you in the way of your kind..."
The mist broke, and started culminating into a shape. Taking new colors and form. The end product was a black sheep, yet it was slightly disformed, like there was another animal underneath. This was cemented by the fact that when it opened its mouth, it let out a menacing howl, like that of a wolf who had lost its pack. And then, it just grinned, revealing its menacing predatoral teeth. Forbidden felt that this last touch would ensure Caprima got the message of what he meant.

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Tec smiled and chuckled, visualizing himself as the "sexy concubine" standing at Queen Re'Ni's side. Hardly the worst existence one could have. However, before he could join Re'Ni or give a response, he too was overcome with shock once he realized what Re'Ni had actually said. He put his paws on her shoulders and said, "First step, calm down! Relaxing will allow the egg to come out more easily. Second step, lie down in a safe area! And third step, stay calm! I'll do all the panicking for you! But I can also do other things to help!"