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1 Catching a Thief [Job/Ariel] on 08/04/17, 08:13 pm

Merari

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Merari had his head ducked as he briskly walked towards the library, his arms crossed over in front of his chest as a look of annoyance was displayed on his face. He had forgotten to pick up one of the books he needed for his studies and while the walk to the library was no bother, the trip was still all too annoying to him.

The boy only raised his head when he felt someone jab their shoulder into his own as they tried to shove past. Merari quickly jerked his head up, catching sight of the pusher who was wearing one of the new hairpins that had come into style, though they seemed to be missing one.

Merari opened his mouth to say something to the person, but they just scurried off, disappearing into the crowd behind him, the tip of his golden staff poking above the crowd. With a huff and a shake of his head, Merari turned back around and continued on his way towards the library.

Entering the library, Merari took a breath before a charming smile replaced his previous look of annoyance. He didn't want to come off as rude or anything, and people seemed to respond better when he seemed friendlier.

Walking past the front desk, Merari paused as he realized that the little old lady at the front desk was missing. The Magician he was referring to was considered as the sort of "head librarian", and it wasn't often that the young boy saw her away from her place at the front.

"They probably needed her at the back or something?" Merari thought with a shrug of his shoulders before heading to the section of the library where magic theory books were being kept. On his way to it, however, he overheard someone talking to someone in a frantic tone.

Merari paused for a moment as he cast a quick glance at the person who was talking, a Magician, one of the librarians if he remembered correctly, talking to the front desk Magician. From what he could hear, she was talking about some "ruffian" who didn't have library access stealing one of the books. As she was talking, the Magician waved about a hairpin, her companion just nodding along to her words.

"Uh, he had blond hair, yeah," the Magician said, her hands gesturing to her own hair, the hairclip still in hand, "and he was dressed in robes... And I think he had a golden staff?" She continued, her words stuttering as she started to lower her hands before spotting the hair clip. "Oh! And he had one of these, though this one was knocked off when I confronted him..."

The older Magician just sighed before nodding her head and beginning to talk. Her words were quiet and raspy, and Merari had trouble understanding what she was saying. Though, halfway through her talk, she paused suddenly as she looked around the librarian, her lips pressed together before the Magician picked her sentence back up.


Job Details:

Job Name: The Book Thief
Job Rank: C
Job Location: Magnostadt
Job Rewards: 100 XP / 7,000 Huang
Job Prerequisites: N/A
Job Overview: There’s a ruckus in the library and turns out that an important spell book has been stolen by unknown thief. The only trace is just a piece of hairpin, find the thief and give back the stolen book to the library.

Enemies:
Enemy Name: Book Thief
Rank: C
Needed damage to take down: C
Description:This failed magician had his library access revoked. He has a C-tier staff and knows only light magic.
Abilities:
Beam ~ The failed magician shot a 1cm thick and 30cm long thin light from his wand, it will travel up to 5m away. It will inflict C-tier damage if it hits
Blinding Light ~ The failed magician draw a horizontal line with his wand and produce 1m in diameter light, blinding the target temporarily for 2 posts
Flash ~ The failed magician draw a horizontal line and makes 1m long light, making it travel to 10m away and inflict B-tier damage.
WC & Abilities:

This Post WC: 507/100
Total WC: */1000
Magoi Loss:

Abilities Used:

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2 Re: Catching a Thief [Job/Ariel] on 11/04/17, 03:10 pm


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- [ Leo De Dei Montem De Dei ] -

[ magoi: 320 ]
[ stamina: 155 ]

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He clenched his eyes, despising the general chatter and crowdedness of the library. He stayed to himself and in a corner in favor of the couple stacks of books sprayed across the floor around him. Noises rang in his ears uncomfortably. He allowed himself a moment of therapeutic breathing. In... and out... In... and out... In... and out... The third breath rolled off his tongue into a private silence of his own. And as the world moved together in a fast and ever faster tango, Ariel hid in a pocket of time, where clocks moved slower and the months barely seemed to pass. He moved at the pace of a book and with his books. And his books were the gates to the pocket in time. To a dozen and more worlds outside of the regular pace of his own world. Slow to grow but more beautiful than the rushed progress of reality. And he hid away to the protection and mystery of words. Entrancing words. Words that naturally pulled him to them. His hand moved to a pile of books. He picked up a ragged book from on top of the pile. Its content was older than the book itself. It contained surprisingly a vast amount of details of the past. A highly recommended book for those with an enthusiastic interest in the history of the world. A pity copies were so difficult to come across these days. Magnostadt was one of the few libraries he had access to and hosted such a book. He sighed and shook his head. He wished people were more keen to create more copies and preserve the text of these rare and insightful books.

He came across an interesting statement. He recalled a book he recently read. Something about the wording of both books seemed rather similar. Coincidence or not, he was curious. He quickly shut the old book and picked himself up. He navigated through the piles of books in favor of his search. Suddenly he found himself in a busy world. Reality threatened to destroy his barriers. He shivered and pressed on. "No time for this," he told himself. No time for paranoia to settle beneath his skin. No time for fear to pull him under. No time for his perfect bubble of peace to be burst. He could not afford to lose his composure. Especially not in front of a cruel world who would only mock and point at him, as if to say, 'How pitiful! See him suffer? It's because he's weak.' He couldn't bear the words unspoken. The truth quietly murdered him. So he had to put up his defenses. Lock the doors. Raise his chin high. Steady walk. Proud and tall. Calm. Peaceful. How ridiculous society makes him a fool like this. How many eyes are watching him and can see beyond his mask? How many people realize he's faking it. He's not strong. He's not okay. He's weak. And he's losing it. Slowly. He's losing control of his life. The words of his books have steadily captured him. They've pulled him out of reality and into a never-ending tale of lies. And he realizes how unhealthy it all is. But even so... Reality terrifies him. He rather delusion himself every single damn day than return to Reality's petrifying house of horrors.

He was almost to the book now. But someone reached out and grabbed the only copy in the great and marvelous library before he could. How such a large library only possessed one copy of the book, Ariel could only imagine. He clucked disapprovingly. What in every book he's read is he doing here? He recognized the student who had reached the book first. Hadn't the kid been banned from entering and checking out books from the library? He couldn't recall why he had been banned though. Had he even actually been banned? Whatever, that was beside the point. He wanted that book! Now that his curiosity plagued him like a leech, he needed to satisfy his inquisitive nature so he might be able to move on with life. He called out, demanding the stranger to stop with the book. Suddenly, the pace became erratic and hastened. The chase began. Ariel moved after the student quickly, focused completely on the book in the other's hands. They burst into the main aisle and suddenly his focus became shaky and disrupted. He felt a stream gouged with fire rising to his throat. A thousand needles poked him tirelessly, sawing away at his nerves. He invited the rising water as the edges of the world began to fold inward. He forced himself to concentrate on the book. He told himself desperately to focus on the book. But his barrier was breaking so quickly. His defenses were falling so easily. He stumbled. How embarrassing.... He steadied his breath first. Then he steadied himself. Don't forget. In and out.

He frowned. In his moments of panic, he lost the book thief. Agitation gnawed at his temporary composure. He shoved it off his shoulder and decided to move forward. Literally, forward. He picked up his pace. He passed the counter. He passed many people, but he ignored them. In his equation, he disregarded his environment. He passed a young magician with long hair carefully treated, a stark comparison to his own, neglected, tangled and long mop on his head. He never noticed the passersby, however. Nor the conversation about a particular hair clip and a missing book. He faced only one direction: forward. Everything else outside his perfect magic, glass ball was ignored. Forgotten. He was willing to forget if it meant he could actually function. If he could function, he would give up his awareness. He couldn't erase his fear, but if he didn't acknowledge the cause of his fear existed, how could he fear?

He found himself rather lost in the halls afterward. He might have lived in the academy for six years, but he often was turned around.

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3 Re: Catching a Thief [Job/Ariel] on 19/04/17, 10:49 pm

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Merari, hearing what he needed, quietly stepped away from the two conversing Magicians. A complacent smile, one that was all too familiar, all too fake to the the boy overtook his face. The feelings of nervousness prickling under his skin returned as the worried thought of someone seeing flashed through his mind, though he knew that he his holder of a face was good enough to fool most onlookers that had noticed him.

Robes identifying him of a student of Magnostadt swirled around his ankles as he silently walked towards the exit; the pin attached to the collar of his robes that called out to the world that he was of the 3rd Kodor flashed as he passed a window. Years of sneaking and practicing allowed Merari to walk with barely a sound accompanying his movements.

In his mind he told himself of his plan to catch the thief; he would walk down the path he followed earlier and search around for the troublesome Magician. While he did have some plans for the library, it would be better to earn some points with the librarians if he returned their book, he told himself. And anyways, what sort of tome was it that the thief would put themselves in trouble to steal.

Finding himself in a corridor, Merari came to a pause as he realized that he, he, was lost. He abruptly turned around, his eyes narrowing as, for the shortest of moments, a frown replaced Prince Charming's smile.

While it wasn't hard to get lost in the labyrinth of halls, and while Merari was a relatively new student, it never failed to anger the boy whenever he got himself lost. His eyebrows were still furrowed together in a telltale sign of annoyance, and it didn't disappear even after he retraced his steps back to the beginning of the hall.

Looking to his side at the other hall, Merari told himself that anyone would make that mistake. That he easily would've avoided that mistake if he just was paying proper attention instead of just thinking of what he would do.

What he would do; what should he do if he encountered the thief? He wasn't sure what the pest would do if he did find him, though he would have to find him soon. As free as he was, Merari didn't want to flush away time pursing a simple thief. Thief. The question of what he should do upon encountering the thief flashed through his mind once more. He could always just ask nicely, he supposed. But how likely would it be that a person whose library privilege revoked (really, who would get that privilege revoked?) and stole a book would return it if some boy asked? He doubted it.

With a shake of his head, Merari resumed traveling down what he supposed was the proper hall. It looked like the one he used to get to the library, and if he turned around he could spot the service in question. But, to be fair, everything in this place looked similar. They had to follow a theme, after all.

Passing down a spot that branched off to another hall, if Merari were to stop and peer down it he would spot a frazzled man with hair that would send Merari into a state of shock if his hair ever took on that state. But, he did not and continued to walk on his set path, though by now his steps were more than loud enough to hear as he passed, his mind too busy to think about possibilities and what he could do and where he should go to think about how loud he was being.


Magoi: 160/160
Stamina: 40/40
WC: 623 + 1130

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4 Re: Catching a Thief [Job/Ariel] on 20/04/17, 04:23 am


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- [ Leo De Dei Montem De Dei ] -

[ magoi: 320 ]
[ stamina: 155 ]

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He glanced to the side, noticing someone pass by. A white-haired boy intently looking forward. Something familiar about this boy struck him as odd. He was certain he had never met him, yet... Why was this kid so familiar? He shook his head of his thoughts. "Come on Ariel, you're lost. Focus," he muttered to himself.

Suddenly, someone turned the corner from another direction. He noted a book in this person's hand. In the person's hair, there was a missing pin. And this was someone Ariel really did remember: the thief! He leaped at the chance without halting.  "Hey! Give me that book back!" he yelled across the hall.

The thief stopped and glanced in Ariel's direction. "You got to catch me first!" he answered cheekily. Like before, the thief began to flee. Unlike before, there were now two people after him and he was heading in the way of that second person.

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notes; sorry about the shortness and quality. i was pretty tired while writing it.

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5 Re: Catching a Thief [Job/Ariel] on 21/04/17, 07:43 pm

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Merari screeched to a halt as he heard someone yell about books, his eyes naturally widening in a moment of surprise. Turning on his heel, the young Magician whirled around as he tried to identify where the shout had come from.

Hearing a pair of footsteps, Merari started to anxiously head back down the hall where he believed that the thief was running down. He had the trail of the book-thief, and he wasn't about to let them go by dashing down the wrong hall.

As he did a sort of jog-walk, he was able to hear the pair of echoing footsteps becoming louder, encouraging Merari to speed up with his pace. Up ahead he spotted were the beginning of an adjoining hall, where he quickly came to another stop. Discreetly peering around the wall, he was able to spot a figure farther down who seemed to be one of the runners causing the loud footsteps.

After taking note of about how far away the man was, Merari leaned back as he quietly thought about how long it would take, what he assumed was the thief, to exit the hall. On hand slipped under his academy robes to grab Komori's neck in preparation as he stuck close to the wall, ready to "ambush" the incoming thief. If the thief did realize that he was there, well, he could always try to slow the Magician down with Adagio.


Notes:

WC: 241+1130= 1371/1000
Magoi: 160/160
Stamina: 40/40

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6 Re: Catching a Thief [Job/Ariel] on 21/04/17, 10:47 pm


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- [ Leo De Dei Montem De Dei ] -

[ magoi: 290 ]
[ stamina: 155 ]

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Usually, he would resort to the convenience of his magic weapon. But the stolen book's pages, ancient and delicate, easily tore. With this in mind, he refused to risk damaging the book by sending spheres of strength magic at the fleeing thief. However, in order to protect the books from harm and stop the failure of a magician, he needed to close the long gap between him and the runaway magician. 'Speed up, now,' he told himself. He reached out with his wand. His eyes, gleaming gold, could make out the title of the book from his distance. He fell back slightly to lull the thief into a false sense of success and winning.

"Hern mayn ruf aun ovuervelm mayn shunim," he whispered.

With delicate ears, the failure dropped the book in favor of covering his ears. He stumbled down, flailing as if trying to wave away the high-pitched sound. Ariel huffed, slightly amused by the thief's pain. Ignoring the pained person completely, he picked up the book. He flicked his gaze towards the corner. He allowed a few moments to pass before he rose his voice.

"Do you plan on staying there the entire day? Don't you have classes to attend to?"

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Weapon(s):
Planetary Aligner:

Name: Planetary Aligner
Tier: A
Type: Advanced Wand
Magic Type: Strength
Appearance: A 50 cm long, 15 cm wide wand. The design is that of a solitary, blue orb that looks like it's distorting gravitational waves in the shape of a spiral.
Function:

  • Planet Juggling -The user feeds magoi into the wand and says "orbit". The ground around the user then starts shifting and warping, eventually shaping into 4 spheres that vary in size between .5 meters and 1 meter. The spheres then orbit around the user at a leisurely pace. If the user decisively points the wand at a target, one or more of the spheres will fling itself towards that target up to 20 meters away. The number of spheres flung depends on the user's will. Each sphere is capable of dealing C-tier damage upon impact, even when orbiting the user. 10 magoi to activate | 5 Magoi to sustain.

Abilit(y/ies) Used:
Muzikalish Tsetretn:

Muzikalish Tsetretn
Tier: B-Tier
Class: Magician
Type: Offensive/Supplementary
Range: Medium
Requirements/Drawbacks: The user chants 'hern mayn ruf aun ovuervelm mayn shunim' and points their staff/stave/wand at their target.
Scaling: Increases range by 5m every 10 extra magoi used.
Sustain: 1
Cool Down: 3 posts
Cost: 30 | 15 magoi + 15 magoi per sustainment
Description:

    Using sound magic, the user can use the waves to deal C-Tier damage in the ear. The sound waves will also "shake" its target and make them dizzy.

    • Targets one person in a 5m range.
    • 4 rings will appear on every side of the target.

      • In side the rings, a constantly repeating pattern of waves occurs.
      • The two rings on the side of the target deal D-Tier damage each.
      • The two rings in front of and back of the target do not deal any damage, but they cause the effects of this spell.


    • The effects last for 2 posts.



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7 Re: Catching a Thief [Job/Ariel] on 22/04/17, 09:01 am

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Merari almost huffed to himself as he let go of his wand, his arms going to cross over his chest before forcing his hands to stay at his side. The man was obviously his superior, and it wouldn't do him much good to disrespect him. There wasn't much that he could be angry about, early birds get the worm and all that, after all. Though, he was still peeved that his chase for the thief ended up pointless since someone else caught him.

Fixing his gaze on the Magician, Merari sort of shrugged his shoulders with that teenage awkwardness; he did have some classes in a little while, though it would seem his spent most of his free time trying to catch the thief.

"Ah, no, sir, I don't plan to stand around. I overheard some people talking about a thief and I bargained that I could try to get the book back," he replied, making sure that he would smile politely as he did so. Leaning slightly to the side, he glanced at the downed thief before returning his gaze to the Magician in front of him.

"But, I see that you already handled him, sir," he began to say as he turned his smile more sheepish, as if he was embarrassed, "I'm sorry that I wasn't able to do anything to help though." As Merari talked he scuffed a foot against the ground as his hands seemed to nervously clasp behind his back. His gazed lowered to the side as he thought before glancing back at the other Magician. "Uh, my name is Merari, by the way."


Notes:

Magoi: 160/160
Stamina: 40/40
WC: 274+1130= 1404
No abilities used.


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