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Open Magic should not be used like this

Discussion in 'Silverwood' started by Mordred, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Mordred

    Mordred BBC Merlin

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    March 12th, Year 7
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    He listened to Merlin's footsteps receding behind him, his own gaze turned towards the window, almost afraid to watch him go. As if in watching him the fragile bridge he hoped to build would collapse under the strain. It was true their history was...tumultuous, and they had hardly parted on good terms, but still Mordred hoped that he could make Merlin see how much he'd changed. How much he'd grown up in the years since they'd last seen one another. If he could make him see that then maybe they could be friends, rather than being locked together in this strained cordiality.

    He didn't even notice the tendrils at first, caught up in his thoughts as he was, but as they tightened around his legs and hips they were impossible to ignore. For another second he remained frozen in surprise, long enough for them to latch onto his wrists, ruining any possibility of getting at his sword, and though Mordred jerked his arms trying to free them, their hold was firm. Panic welled in his chest as the blackness crept up it and in desperation he opened his mouth to scream, to use his magic to get this stuff off of him, but the sound went out of him in a cry of surprise instead when he felt himself falling.

    For a long, heart-stopping minute there was nothing but blackness, and then he felt his feet hit the ground hard, and he toppled over to find himself staring up at the sun through a cover of trees. His mind struggled with that even as he scrambled up to his feet again, heart hammering in his chest as he spun in a circle, seeing nothing but trees in any direction. No castle, no Merlin, no anyone, and he gripped the pommel of his sword reflexively as his body went cold.

    Only powerful magic could have done this to him, but Mordred had never even heard of magic with power like this. Could Merlin have done it? It seemed a little extreme even for him, and he couldn't imagine that even Merlin's magic was this strong. And why bring Mordred here? He wasn't anyone important, not anymore.

    No one stepped forward to welcome him or attack him, though there was an itch between his shoulder blades that told him to expect the latter. He was glad to be wearing his chainmail still, though it glinted in the sunlight that filtered down through the trees. Not much use against sorcery, of course, but it made him feel better all the same. "Hello?" He called at last, wishing he could see more than the tree trunks. It wasn't a dense forest, exactly, but the limited visibility made him feel more vulnerable. "You brought me here, now show yourself!"

     
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  2. Chise Hatori

    Chise Hatori The Ancient Magus' Bride
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    Going back and forth between Silverwood and Misty Hollow was a little tiring at times. It was good exercise, but sometimes Chise wished she could just teleport there without having to worry about arriving on time to do her job. She technically could do so, but she didn't want to use magic too carelessly, her body was still fragile and while she had been good about avoiding any particularly bad effects so far, it was better to not push her luck.

    On her way to the town, Chise heard a voice that drew her attention. It sounded like someone was lost, not uncommon gives how Silverwood was, but they were also claiming that someone had brought then there, which made what was going on very clear. Chise had come across more than her fair share of newcomers to Pandora in the woods, for some reason the woods seemed to be a common place for new people to appear in.

    Hearing that, Chise walked towards the source of the voice and from behind the trees she spotted a young adult wearing armor. His outfit in general being very reminiscent of medieval times, which by itself told her a lot about what she would be dealing with now. Coming out from among the trees, Chise approached the man, her staff at hand just in case he turned out to be aggressive.

    "Um... Hello." Chise greeted him, still struggling a little with initiating a conversation and having difficulties in keeping eye contact, glancing a little downwards instead of looking at the man directly in the eyes. "I'm not the person who brought you to these woods, if you're wondering. But I do live here. Can I help you with anything?" She offered just to be polite, as she already knew she would have the usual questions thrown her way. There wasn't much room for variety when it came to questions to ask when you just arrived in Pandora, after all.
     
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  3. Mordred

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    At first there was no answer to his call, though Mordred strained his ears, his whole body tense. If an attack were coming now would be ideal, when he was still disoriented from whatever spell they'd cast, but the only thing that greeted him were the sounds of small animals in the brush going about their business. It sounded…normal, and if not for the method of his arrival Mordred would have almost felt at home.

    The sound of a snapping twig broke the illusion, and the druid wheeled around to face the direction the sound had come from, slightly damp fingers gripping the hilt of his sword so hard it hurt. The person who emerged from the trees was not what he expected - a young woman who didn't seem to have any particular aura of menace, not the boastful sorcerer he'd half expected. Looks meant nothing when it came to magic, though, and Mordred eyed her warily as she spoke.

    She seemed…nice, polite, maybe even a little afraid if the way she refused to look at him head-on was any indication. He felt the impulse to relax, to reassure her that he meant her no harm, but for the moment the possibility of being attacked at any moment remained the stronger motivator. Still, he at least tried to keep his voice from sounding too demanding. "Do you know who did bring me here? What kingdom am I in?"

     
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    Chise Hatori The Ancient Magus' Bride
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    The man was keeping a strong grip on the handle of his sword, no doubt he was on edge from being just taken to Pandora. He didn't seem to be particularly aggressive though, but Chise still chose to keep her distance just to be safe.

    "Um... This will sound strange but... This isn't a kingdom, more like... a whole different world." It was always a little difficult to explain things without sounding like she was crazy, but hopefully he would believe her. "This is Pandora and, as for you brought you here, we don't know. Everyone here, including me, has been taken here from our homes by strange black vines. Nobody has managed to find a way to escape either."

    It was strange, how she had gotten so used to life in Pandora that the lack of a way out didn't bother her so much. She was content with her current lifestyle and she couldn't deny being afraid that it would end someday, if a escape method was ever found.
     
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  5. Mordred

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    "A different…" Mordred stilled, trying to wrap his head around what the girl was saying, none of which made any sense whatsoever. How could they possibly be on another world? There was only the one! But she spoke of the vines that had brought him here and as far as he'd been able to tell no one had been near enough to see his arrival, so did that mean...could she be telling the truth? Or perhaps just the truth as she knew it - she certainly didn't seem mad but...other worlds?

    He realized belatedly that he was staring at her, open gaping and failing to make any sort of reply. He gathered himself, or tried to anyway, shaking his head a little. "I'm sorry I...that just doesn't seem possible. No m-" He cut himself off sharply, lips pressing together to ward against the word magic. Wherever he was now they were unlikely to look on sorcery fondly. Hiding his gifts had served him well, better to keep hiding them. He cleared his throat, finally allowing his hand to drop away from his sword, deeming the girl no danger. If anything she was just as much in trouble as he was. "My name is Mordred. Do you know anything else about this place? Perhaps together we can find a way to escape."

    She said no one had, but Mordred hadn't lived this long by just giving up when things looked grim.

     
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  6. Chise Hatori

    Chise Hatori The Ancient Magus' Bride
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    The disbelief that came afterward was enough to leave Chise feeling a little uncomfortable. It was the kind of look you gave someone when you thought they were spouting nonsense or were just plain crazy. Her experiences being treated as some kind of freak made her instinctively want to turn away from anyone giving her that kind of look, but she tried to fight against that impulse.

    "I’m Chise," she introduced herself, some of her current discomfort leaking into her voice. "I’m afraid there’s not much that I can tell you. I know that if you go too far in one direction, you’re eventually going to hit an invisible wall, but other than that, everything here is a little… inconsistent."

    Mordred, as he introduced himself, was still set in trying to find a way out of Pandora and was even suggesting that she joined him. It was odd given the circumstances, but part of Chise didn’t really want to leave, as she had found a life that she actually enjoyed in Pandora and the people in it. Yet, she understood why others would want to leave, which left her feeling conflicted in regards to finding a way out, not that she thought they would be able to do it anyway.

    "My teacher has been trying to find a way out of here for a long time already. He’s a very powerful magician, but even he wasn’t able to make any progress regarding an escape. I’m afraid it just isn’t possible…" She wondered if John was still trying to find a way out, she couldn’t deny that she was a little afraid of him actually finding a way of escape, as that most likely meant that they would have to say their goodbyes, forever, even though… "sometimes the vines take people back, but it seems to happen without any rhyme or reason." She added, as if that would bring him any comfort.
     
  7. Mordred

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    Her name was strange, but Mordred accepted it without comment - it was hardly the strangest thing he'd encountered today, after all, and she was so quiet and kind and reasonable about it all that it left Mordred feeling even more lost, if that were possible. It would have been easier if she were a sorcerer with some evil plan, someone he could fight, but instead he was left with his arms dangling at his sides and hoping his uselessness and bemusement weren't showing on his face.

    But then she mentioned a magician, and the druid blinked in surprise. He would have suspected her of reading his mind but he'd have felt that, the touch of magic to magic. Ruthlessly he squashed the tendril of hopefulness that had sprung to life in his chest; knowing someone who practiced magic and having that magic accepted were two very, very different things. "There's magic in this place?" His tone was perhaps too casual, forced in it's disinterest as if she could see or hear the rapid pounding of his heart.

    He almost didn't even care about the rest of it, though he catalogued the mention of the vines also being the way home, if one could only figure out how to call them. But would he go home, if he could be free of Camelot's laws here? "Where I come from magic is a crime. Punishable by death."

     
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    Chise Hatori The Ancient Magus' Bride
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    Magic that was punishable by death if practiced. Hearing that gave Chise pause as she looked at Mordred with eyes that mixed shock with horror. Why would the use of magic be punishable by death? Sure, it could be used for many, many harmful things, but so could most of the things mankind created, so why would something so natural as magic be considered a crime?

    "Y-Yes, magic is practiced freely here. I’m a magician myself." Chise then glanced towards the direction of where Misty Hollow was located. "There is even a town nearby that has a magic barrier meant to protect it from being overrun by monsters." She looked back at Mordred, her initial shock worn off. "If you want, I could lead you there, that’s where I was going anyway."

    Judging by the reaction Mordred had to her mentioning John’s magician status, he seemed to be a magician himself, instead of one of the prejudiced people. Otherwise, he would surely be treating her differently from how he had been so far, while right now he just looked surprised more than anything. At least for now, Chise thought she would be safe from any reckless judgement and, if what he told her was true, he would too.