This is going to be part four of Sayas story! Man I want to thank everyone for their support. ^·^ I want to ask if you guys would say suggestions in the comments below. Shout out to
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Chapter 8: Morwen joins and the Darkest Truth of the Lands
Later that day, Saya was reading one of Morwens spell tomes. She murmured some of the lines from it. "Terr zomus? Phalm bro?" Morwen, without looking went and took the tome and put it on the shelf. She turned around to face Saya and said,"It's not yours to be reading. Got it?" Saya nodded as she stood up and gave a stiff yawn. Morwen rolled her eyes and said,"So miss Tenlon... From what Niro told me, your planning on going to the ruins to wander a bit there until you find something." Saya shook her head and said,“No. I was just planning on taking Master Rao Axe-guider's advice and go adventuring while continue my prayers to the goddess of Luck." Morwen made a click noise as she sat down on a wooden chair. She looked at the center table and gave a sigh. Morwen finally said in a tone that made her look chilled,"No way the White Wyverns are really training replacements yet... Rather than Mai being a total bi-" Morwen stopped herself as she realized that it was pointless to curse out Mai.
Instead, Morwen said to Saya,"Look Saya. It seems like luck might be your thing but don't rely heavily on it. Also for Rao to be training you as his replacement? Bah! Is this a time for that with the wars?" Saya froze in place as she comprehend the mention of more than one war throughout the large kingdom of Kai-Nulth. Morwen saw the looming shock on Sayas face and scowled. Saya managed to stutter,"W-wars... W-wars as in plural?"
Morwen nodded as she explained,"It's because of fear and despair from the events of the Blackening Fog. Yes, the White Wyvern members did stop it but it caused damage throughout the realm itself. Not just Kai-Nulth. With king Furli trying to keep wars from breaking out but even he can't flat out prevent it. It's a mess..." Saya nodded slowly as she felt like she was learning that Aricta wasn't hit hard with the Blackening Fogs effects. Morwen looked over her shoulder and said to Niro,"Your well acquainted with one of the Fog Followers correct?" Niro nodded hesitantly as he looked unsure about his memories. Niro said,"Yes. I rather not speak about it. Ok?"
Morwen nodded as she stood up and went out to check her garden. Niro walked up to Saya and looked down awkwardly. He finally said after a minute of silence,"I have to apologize for dragging you here because I lost my dumb memories. I do appreciate yo-" Saya started to laugh which made Niro stop talking. After she was done laughing Saya said to Niro,"You did nothing wrong. All you did was help me meet new people and help begin my new adventure. To be honest it's better than waiting for the next assignment. Plus you are 17 summers old correct?" Niro shook his head no as he retorted,"15. Plus you could be studying from your mentors books or whatever he has you do." Saya raised an eyebrow and started laughing again. Niro pouted as he waited for Saya to stop laughing.
Saya said to Niro,"Rao had told me to make my adventures. Plus it's my choice to make." Before Niro can say anything, Morwen came back in with Vanilla close behind. Morwen said suddenly,"Ah ha. Good timing. I'm joining you with your ventures Saya."
Chapter 9: A Vixians Skirmish
Meanwhile, Kabi merely was watching the skies as he finally got a chance to relax. He had been thinking of how he could understand why in the realms Saya can speak the language of Vixians. He breathed inward and tried to clear his mind. Suddenly he shouted,"Foreseeing Forms!" The pressure around the air shifts dramatically as it caused a shadowy form. Kabi then said,"High one Myrad." The air shifted again as the form slowly took shape as a 8 ft tall bulky black scaled Vixian. His eyes were wary with distress as he dug his 4 fingered claw into jello like material. The black scaled Vixian straightened up as he brought the jello to his bare chest. It had shown that he had to fight to keep his ranking.
Kabi instinctively tried to go to Myrad's aid but failed as he touched the illusion. His claw passed through as if it was a spirit of the dead. Myrads head looked like a refrigerators head with grey horns. Kabi could only resist the urge to lose his calm demeanor as he said,"Disburst." The illusion of Myrad faded as the pressure around the air returned to normal. Kabi stumbled forward as result of backlash from the scrying spell.
Hours later from recovering, Kabi searched around for something to hunt. He spotted a badger scurrying near a lonesome bush. Kabi lowered Dellocke to the grass as he stalked the badger with curiosity. As he edged closely to it, Kabi caught a scent of blood. Now on his guard, Kabi leapt over the bush to see the badger with an arrow piercing its skull. Kabi scanned the area as he silently moved to limp rodent and removed the arrow from its skull. Upon touching the arrow, it felt as cold as ice forcing Kabi to drop it. Suddenly, a female voice said very forcefully,"Back away from the kill or I'll have 3 arrows impaling your vital organs." Kabi only obliged as he doesn't want to make an enemy. The female voice snorted as she said with the same force,"Any weapons on your person? Snap your claw once for yes. Two for no."
Two snaps. The voice smirked as she said,"You may turn around now dragon bait." When Kabi did, he saw a skinny girl with dark green hair with bright blue eyes. She wore a mismatch of clothing that made her look like a rookie thief. She wore her hair as it curled upwards. She had a dark green bow strung with an arrow pointed at Kabi's chest. She said in a dark tone,"Why are you here dragon bait? What makes you think that you can steal from me?" Kabi said nothing as he stared at her.
Minutes went by as the two stared at each other. The girl scowled as she said,"I'm speaking to you!" Kabi gave her a blank stare as he signed,"Your mistaken for me as a thief. I merely am here due to my companions request for no suspicion if Nux patrolmen in the boarder area thinks I'm after their items." The girl raised an eyebrow as she said in a surprised expression,"You know thiefs sign language? Then your a part of one of the ranger groups." Before she could say another word, Kabi tripped her with his tail and pinned down to the ground with his foot and took away her bow. He tossed it up to the sky and it got caught on a tree branch.
The girl tried to get Kabi's foot off her torso but Kabi only waved his finger at her. She saw in the corner of her eye that one of her arrows was close by. Kabi immediately realized that and used his tail to push it away. The girl pouted as she was at his mercy. She said to Kabi,"What are you planning on doing with me? Kill me? Sell me to slave traders? Or keep me-" She stopped in midsentence as Kabi covered her mouth with his scaly claw. She could see a deep focus in the Vixians eyes. Kabi secretively used his free claw to get a grip on the girls left arm. He also shifted all his weight to the leg on firm ground.
All in one swift motion, Kabi forced himself and the girl off the ground to narrowly avoid a white glaive landing where the two were. The girl saw 4 odd scriptures on the wide part of the glaive. (In order it's a three point star with a lotus pedal below it followed with a diamond like pillar and finally a jewel with a black and blue swirl. If someone wants to do art for this new weapon please do so.) Kabi landed on the other side of the bush and let go of the girl.
She letted out an angry grunt, but when she was about to say something, Kabi had Dellocke at the ready. Kabi made a whistle noise as Dellocke started to glow and it shined a beam toward the one who thrown the glaive. The girl was in awe when she saw that. She then realized that she was on the ground still so she stood up and quickly grasped for her arrow from its quiver and held it as if it was a spear.
Suddenly a bleached white Vixian zoomed at Kabi with blinding spread and attacked him with its claws. Kabi, however parried the blow with Dellocke and kicked the white Vixian off him. Kabi said in Vixian (which sounded like hissing and chirping to the girl),"Charcoal! Why are you facing me in combat?" The white Vixian shook its head and only hissed at Kabi, as if it never met him. Kabi noticed that and made a note that the whites of its eyes are pitch black. The girl noticed that too and said,"It's under the Blackening Fogs breath! You have to breathe it out of this Beast."
Kabi signed to the girl,"I can't do that. Charcoal is my spiritual sister." After that Charcoal lunged at Kabi again but this time, Kabi lept toward Charcoal at the same time. Kabi had the upper hand due to strength and he grabbed Charcoal by her iguana shaped head and slammed her onto the ground. The impact made Charcoal cough out a black smoke. Charcoal continued to cough until she layed still. The girl stood there in shock as the smoke dissipated in the air. Kabi signed to the girl,"Clean the badgers liver. My spiritual sister needs it more."
Chapter 10: Whitened Charcoal and the Girl whom Seeks Jade
The scent of a storm was near as Kabi fetched some orochi roses in order to wake up Charcoal. He had noticed that Charcoals bleached whale skin clothing was torn and dragged into many terrain. This angered him to see her in such a state. He could remember the last time he had spoken to Charcoal.
2 summers ago...
Kabi and Charcoal were sparing with flaming wooden branches. Charcoal rammed her head into Kabi's flank and used her momentum to penetrate Kabi's left leg with the sharp end of the flaming branch. Kabi hissed in pain as he used his tail to tap out. Charcoal looked at him, satisfied with her victory. She got up and removed the the branch from Kabi's leg making him wince. She said to Kabi,"What troubles you spiritual brother? High one Myrads words bothered you?" Kabi sat up as he looked at the green skies of the Vixian Realms. Finally Kabi said,"He can't be serious of banishing Daux. Just 4 moon cycles ago High one Myrad had praised him." Charcoal remained silent unaware how to put his mind to ease. Kabi shook his head and tried to stand on his injured leg. Charcoal watched him with bronze eyes, waiting for him to ask for her aid.
He stood up successfully and he scowled as he tossed the branch away. Kabi said to Charcoal,"If I am chosen to be High one Myrads successor, I need your aid to assist my vision to halt the tribal wars." Charcoal looked at Kabi in horror. She said to Kabi,"Never seek to overcome the High one. It is yourself that you must surpass." Kabi nodded as he took a small pouch and put some of the yellow jello on his injured leg. He hissed in pain as he felt it burn like fire.
In the present...
Kabi was dozing off as he waited for the girl to finish gutting the badger. He offered his aid to her but she shoed him off like he was a rat. He needed to be by Charcoal's aid. He had taken the glaive that Charcoal used to try to execute him. 'So that is what this Blackening Fog effect on a being that has gasped its unforboding form... Her glaive was used to bash something in,' thought Kabi as he observed the jagged chips and cracks in Charcoals glaive. He looked up to see the girl finally finishing with cleaning up the last of the badger. She said to Kabi,"I bet the stomach can make a real good flask. Also I left the liver as you requested. Hm? That's the cursed glaive that almost made us into kabobs." Kabi only narrowed his eyes as he placed it down delicately and went to his pack. They missed the glistening of a jade like material on the glaive sharp edge.
Kabi went up to the unconscious Charcoal to see her turning in her sleep. Kabi laid the orochi rose on Charcoals chest and he lowered his head, deep in prayer. The girl watched in silence until she saw a glow from Kabi's claw as he delicately crushed the orochi rose. The crushed eight pedals got picked up by the wind and slowly Charcoal settled down. The girl looked at Kabi shocked. She said in a shaky breath,"You can use magic? Then you can help me out!" Kabi turned to her with a tired expression. He signed,"What do you mean help? You merely attacked me, threatened me, tried to attack my spiritual sister. So why should I help you with all of these casualties?"
The girl opened her mouth but stopped herself. She gritted her teeth realizing that Kabi spoke the truth. She lowered her head and muttered,"I was just excited... I'm looking for a stone of deep jade." Kabi watched the girl with interest which made her continue by saying to the observant Vixian,"I just need the stone of deep jade. I... I just know I need it..." Kabi nodded as he signed in reply,"I can't help you out because of my lack of knowledge around these realms. I must cook the liver." The girl nodded as Kabi started to make a fire with dry leafs and walnuts.
It took 17 minutes for Kabi to cook the liver half way as the smell of the liver gave Kabi a chance to think. He said to himself in Vixian,"This human is looking for an item that makes no sense. If she needed my help, she could had made me when I first met her... Just maybe..." He stopped himself as he noticed that the girl was gone. As if she didn't exist. Kabi heard a very familiar voice saying in the Vixian language,"That liver must be for me to heal my body and soul." Kabi spun around to see the whitened Charcoal staring at him.
End of chapter.