Star☆Eater

A Miiverse Comic

The White Demon

 

-In a middle of a lush field, teeming with life, a mysterious hole opens up in the grass...-

A White demon climbs out with a excited expression, the hole under him closes up while his face returns a usual, sarcastic smirk...

"I'm free..." the demon thought aloud, he turns around and recognizes the landscape, and the strange looking animals... "This is Hyperborea... No wonder I came up here...".  The demon glanced at a man-made path going through the field, adorned with lamp-posts and streetlights. His eyes follow the path until he sees a Paladin standing guard at the foot of a mountain-path. "Humans... I better keep out of sight...". He lies forward, landing on all fours and crawls toward the base of the mountain "This must be the Kingdom of Castielo: the only one here that rests on a mountain..", he starts swiftly, yet quietly crawling up the side. His movements was like watching a cat stalking pray, but in fast-forward, each arm stretched to it's fullest length and pulled the rest up with it, as he scaled the mountain in a matter of minutes.

He reached the top of the mountain wall, and sees the kingdom below..


Voices and sounds of machinery can be heard from down below... "Now, to find the perfect spot to live. Away from humans, but close to entertainment!", he deftly scaled down into the outskirts of the castle town. None of the country-side people notice the demon quickly crawling atop their rooftops and past their farmland, until he scales on the kingdom's wall... "There's the castle: I'll need to check up on the ruler, if I'm gonna know where I can relax. Whatever that guy says, the people'll do: and it'll effect whether or not I'll have a place to myself..."

He crawled quickly along the castle-town walls and leaps over the city-streets, completely unnoticed, only animals seem to catch a glimpse of the Supernatural entity leaping through town and towards the Castle! The white demon leapt up the side and crawls in a spiral motion up towards a window... "There,  I hear people talking... This is the throne room, too! Now I'll find out if anything's coming up...".. He then climbs over the window, and peeks in, while hanging upside down, his pointed tail holds in between two bricks, keeping him in place as he watches the people inside...
 



The demon smirks as he watches the events taking place "There's the king and his right-hand men... I'll get a glimpse on what's happening, now..." the white-one thought. His expectations were met as a paladin and a oldman step-up to the king and queen, then kneel.

"The king: Earnest, is a 6'0 ft  tall man, with long, golden locks draping over his shoulders. His piercing-blue eyessees riht through whoever he gazes upon, his blond facial hair also complement his serious expression. The king also seems to have a  muscular-structure, similar to most of the people within his kingdom, his kingly robes cover this, though with many shades of red, and white-leopard print, this is all topped off with his golden-crown"

Beside him, also sitting on a throne, is his Queen

"Olivera standing at 5'ft, looks even taller thanks to her curly, pink hair: for it's in a Beehive-Hairstyle. The only reason one can tell it is curled, is by her side burns, which curl on either side if her head. Further, similar to her husband, her body looks as if she's in her 20's and is quite fit with very few signs of aging, from her warm smile to her full chest and furher. Her scarlet colored dress matches her husband's robes and has flowers adorning her collar and shoulder area."

In front of the rulers, are two of their closest servants:

"Hirzai, the Captain of Castielo's Royal Guard: He stands at 6'2 and is the size and wieght of a professional body builder, his Taupe eyes are very stern and strikes fear into monsters he meets on the battlefield.  His sculpted nose has a strong and pointed mustache underneath which somewhat covers his mouth, the rest of his body is covered in Gold armor. Unlike the gray which is normal for paladins, the captain's golden plating captures the light in it, making shine brightly in the sun, further, unlike the others, Hirzai keeps his sheath on his back, rather than his sides, signifying his diffrence in battlstance."

"Herbert is a very old man, though looking to be in his 70's , he is much older. The oldman stands at 5'8 ft, but one cant' tell with his slouch. one can also barely tell he has ahas blue eyes, similar to the king's. His wrinkled, gnarled face and balding head are great are actually good signs of him being strong and healthy: as despite his looks, he's older than what he looks like the rest of Castielo and when he goes to work, he moves about like a young man. Herbert also wears a Salt and pepper suit whenever possible, as it's very nostalgic to him."

Earnest then ordered "Hirzai, Herbert, what is this about? You saith this is a national emergency.", the captain bows again and explains "Your majesty: as you are aware, animals and monsters usually stay away from the manmade paths that we and the other kingdoms have set up. But, as of late, they have been trampling upon them and destroying public property." in his authoritive, yet respectful tone The king frowns as Hirzai finishes with his raspy voice "This has gotten worse quickly, with reports of monsters coming with our kingdom's borders, something that has not happened in centuries!", Earnest replies in a curious yet serious voice "What is the cause of this? Even without guards at the outer-gates, monster dared not even step where we have.".

Herbert then spoke up "Your majesty, once Hirzai contacted me about this, I immediately set to work on fining out the reason, and it stems from a very... unexpected point.", he lifts his wrinkled hand... Sparkles emits from it while he explained "As you already know, your majesty: Everybody possesses some inkling of magic, wether or not they use it.". He stares at Earnet's sword's hilt, somewhat hidden under his robes... "Like you, you are a accomplished swordsman, but possess the ability to conduct spells and the signature Paladin's ability Skysward Slash, with the right training, even  monsters can learn some form of magic, too, as it flows in every living thing.". Olivera leans closer as the old man now gets to the point "The reason I have told you this, is because this is exactly why the creatures are attacking: their magic has given them the ability to notice the (ahem) overkill that has been conducted on them and even the Earth itself, it has caused a few species to even die out, resulting in a collective, revengeful conscious that wants to take the land. But, the creatures are in fact: only creatures. We have ways of stopping this, without having to constantly fight.".  Earnest leans in too, as his wife has done and replies "We shall have measures taken place for excessive hunting and harvesting, but for the moment: what exactly do we do to halt this?".

Herbert quickly closes his hand, making smaller sparkles fly every where "Your Majesty, there is only one way: I have read that people with strong mana can reset the magical conscious of the very land. With enough people, they can beseech it and ... Reset the creature's minds. Years of overkill and and hunting will be forgotten, and we can live normally again.". Olivera spoke up in a mature yet kind voice... "So it's possible to do this without any bloodshed and sacrifices, correct? Where shall we find these people?", the old man smiles "Your majesties: you ARE such people. Centuries ago, maybe a few magicians could simply do it... But as of now:  everybody's magic flows through a constant... lap around their home. It goes through the people and then it's ruler, which in this case, is you. Therefore, not only is your magic higher than others, but you can acess the civilians' too, which means only you and the other rulers in our neighboring kingdoms can perform this.". Earnest sat back and rubs his face... "But... our neighbors are nothing but rebel rousers and murderers, we can't get them to listen to reason...". Herbert bowed again "Your majesty needn't worry about this yet, there's still the possibility of this being a huge hoax by a powerful wizard: I will need a sample from a creature with higher intelligence to be sure... Once I find out for sure, then we may need to worry about visiting our... Neighbors...". The king swung his arm "Begone, let me think..."... Hirzai and Herbert leave the gilded throne room, as Olivera tries to speak with her now distressed husband. The white demon sneers "I see, there preparing to visit the other kingdoms, before the monsters lose their minds. They're gona have a buncha shit to do, which would probably end up with them rising their army... it'll get loud here, soon...". He dislodged his tail and crawls towards the castle moat "I'll see what the others are doing, too... Maybe they're chillin'?..."

A few hours later, He crawls up to a gateway... it stands in front of a bridge, with a constant flow of water sliding from it and down a shutter and back into the ocean... "Neptune... the kingdom of the vast sea... It's more relaxed by default, but that allowed alot of shit to come here, too... Lesee if it's still as chill as it used to be...". The white demon crawls under the bridge, many fish can be seen swimming in the beautiful, clear waters as the supernatural being looks upside down into it, he then crawls up and hangs sideways on the edge of the port-town's edges... "The towngates area looks OK... They've actually kept up the plant life and shit...". The demon continues crawling towards the ruler's home... He passes the Miami-styled streets, which are similar to Castiel, in the way that they are easy to treverse, and no cars are needed. The path's are also constantly covered in little water and sometimes have petals and pollen in it, depending on the seaon. Many hotels and tourists attractions can also be seen around this area, closer to the beaches, but the path the demon crawled under had many shacks and food stands, seemingly, this was the hub of the city considering this and many other businesses were placed here. The demon easily passes the unnoticing people, and steals a fruit from one of the stands... He open his moth unnaturally wide to eat the orange whole, then looks at the stone-port connecting to the castle-town ahead... "Looks like the pirates made a home, here: They used to visit, but the dock's completely shitty, now... I'm amazed they haven't completely over run the city...". He then crawls to into the castle town, there... gentlemen and ladies were able to live peacefully and shop in the few store there, a ingle restaurant was also prsent, along with a smithy and other ultility areas similar to Castiel. The white demon sneaks under neath the buildings and deftly climbs up the palace's walls "Now it's tme to see what this ruler's doing. It'll be awesome if she's speaking about shit right now...". He finds the highest window, and similarly hangs upside down, just out of everybody's eyesight and reach...

Inside the Ice-Blue palace, was a Uranian-Blue shade on the walls and floors. A mix of silver and platinum covered the pillars and furniture in the posh throne room. There, was it's ruler, and her family... The demon smirked "There... it looks like it's even worse..." he thought as she yelled at them.

"The Governer: Olimpia, standing at 5'7ft, has curly, long brown hair and eyes that are blue as the ocean. Her somewhat tan skin and defensive stance, showed she was no stranger to being out doors and around pirates, despite being born into money. Now, her hair's stuffed inside a large black hat, and her body's covered with blue pirate's clothes, including a popped collar, goldchains and a sheathe for her epee. She also wears bluejeans and huge boots, to kind of complete her look..."

The 2 talking to her, are her brother and father....

"Aron, standing at 5'8, is almost a mirror image of his sister. With his light-brown hair and similar-blue eyes, one can tell they were siblings, even if they weren't together. He wore a dark-green tuxedo and red tie. His stance and demeanor were moreso like a governer than his rougher sister, and his hair was finely combed, esembling any man within the government."

"Blackbeard(?) was now shorter than both of his kids, because of his advaned age, the 5'7 old man was named this because of his dark hairs, but now they're fluffy and white, similar to the elusive Santa... So is his body: The man-breasts and potbelly jiggled with every laugh, and quick movement he made. His only clothing's his open blue vest, and tattered pans, which were now functioning as shorts, because of the battles he's been in with them, his brown, laughing eyes are also covered by his thick eyebrows."

Olimpia finished expressing her point, while standing a few ft away from her family, as many royal guards and noble-people watched "It's my business if I want go to the Harbor, I'm the Governer: not a shitty advisor like you! If you have a problem, you should do a better job where you are, instead watching every thing you THINK I'm doing wrong!" she says in her strong, annoyed yet caring voice. She walks by Aron and Blackbeard, both still in shock at the tongue lashing... The palace servents look away, as Aron utters "Dad, what do you think? She CAN'T do this, evrything's already bad enough...". He turns toward Blackbeard's direction, and glanced up giving his own father a undereyed-glare as he continues in his deep, yet nasaled voice "The governer can't do this, it isn't right!". His father laughs in his graveled, deep voice"Don't worry, son! Remember when you and the otha fancy people, got all upset 'cause the pirates started livin' at tha harbour?! Now everythin's fine: the place's livelier than ever!". Blackbeard then turns to leave down one of the staircases leading into the throne-Room... "Everything'll work itself out!". He gives a loud laugh as he leaves... The White demon sneers at the advisor anfd the scraed noble people... "They're still divided, huh? Forget helpin save the land, they can't even work together for their own nation!". The demon the crawls away, unseen, undetected and quickly... 

A hour later, he quickly reaches a Canyon pass. The White Demon easily speeds b the many monsters and animals living there, mountain goats, raptors, jackals and oxen all stray away from the quick supernatural being, as he crawls across the swaying, rickety bridges going going to the next kingdom.. "It's time to check out the most magical place on earth: Augite. Heheheh, It's not like that retarded amusment park, but it should still be alot of fun!". He crosses until he reaches the makeshift gate, it's more of a mountain, with a natural arch way formed from rock.... "Looks boring as hell, like usual..." the demon sighed... He crawls atop the mountainous regions surrounding the desert, town... A few people can be seen working around the area, a small airport can be seen too, it's similar to Castiel's... Another area can be seen that looks somewhat like a dump: it's full of bloodied armor parts, the White demon chuckled slightly at seeing the pile... "Wait, I forgot heroes come here to kill the Sultan, I guess they're still lining up to be destroyed into pieces!". He quickly and deftly crawls through into the castle town...

In town, many people can be seen moving towards their homes and/or working. This place also has no need of cars, and is filled seemingly with casinos and night clubs, with even fewer buildings being places for food and other utilities... "This place is exactly as I thought, they really do whatever they want, here: I'm surprised it's still standing..." the demon laughs, he quickly crawls along the walls, periodically looking at the bar and clubs' neon signs, then he reaches the inner area surronfding the Sultan's tower... A mall can be seen immedietaly in front, and a single home to the left and a famous kitchen-restaurant to the right. The demon snickers as he climbs over the mall and towards the castle gates "This place's a little more quiet, but the magical schools' still lively, if they knew what they're doing, it probably wouldn't be here: hell, if they knew how this kingdom got here, they'd probably abandon this place! Ah well, the foolish man build his house upon the sand...". He then sneaks past the knights standing at the castle gates, they are completely clad in ebony armor, unlike the paladins, and carry spears. They nevertheless cannot sense the demon passing them, despite their magical-abilities. The White demon then deftly crawls under he long bridge, leaing to the Sultan's tower, upon reaching the onyx-black building, he quickly climbs up, sounds of torture and people making love can be heard from inside... "All kinds of shit's happening inside, this place's always fun to watch!!" the demon laughs...
The demon then peaks through the sultan's throne room window, his white face's sweating profusely, and his cheeks slightly red... "Hot damn... that was great! I hope I didn't miss any important shit!" the demon thought, still thinking back on his watchng lovers within the building, just a few minutes ago. He then notices the other people standing in the room with the Young Sultan.

"The Sultan: Don stands at 5'7 and is somewhat pale, as compared to the other tanned peope in the sandy city, he has long Medium Purple locks, that reaches his shoulders, while the hair atop his head somewhat looks like a horn protruding from his skull. His ebony eyes and muscular, pale body gives off a unnatural vibe. This is only made worse with the bags under his eyes and his royal clothing: the tattered jeans, opened blue vest with a popped collar. only adds to his uncomfortable look."


To Don's right is a rottweiler...

"The dogs' 5 ft tall on all fours, and has unnatural, HTML purple colored fur (similar to the humans of heyperborea's hair). It has a beige stomach and white paw fur though, all it's other features seem noraml, except it's human eyes..."

To Don's left, is his bodyguard

"Unlike in Castiel, the captain of the royal Guard: Odin, is always by the current sultan's side. Standing at 6ft, he seems to fill out his comletely black armour, which is complete with horns and a long purple cape, he also has a long, almost spear-like blade in the sheath on his side...

And in front of Don, is his mother...

"Poison is a middle aged woman who is 5'6, and looks much younger than her actual age. Like many of the women in Augite, she wore a hijab and a see through veil over her mouth. Despite her slightly large nose, she looks like a supermodel, with her ebony eyes, moppy, black hair and great figure, but something other than her nasty personality makes only the deperate or her late-husband find her attractive..."

Poison angrily finishes her rant towards her son, in front of both the staff and guards there.. "...that's why you have no choice, son! You WILL complete the trial, it's in your blood!" her high, nasaly voice echoes through the dark room. Don sighs... then looks away "Mom..." he utters in a nnaturally deep voice "I have no interest in this: my enemies aren't my father's, it seems wrong to attack people who do not even know my name.", his mother yells back "They ARE your enemies, that disgusting Earnest killed your father, and despite what you feel, you WILL fulfill your trial, become the next Sultan and destroy the kingdom of Castiel!" she stomps out of the throne room... Don looks at Odin, his guard stares back into his disappointed eyes... "Odin, do you think I should do this? I often question if I'm un symathetic to this because I was so young when it happened...". The guard replied "My liege, do wht your heart says: If you feel anger for what has happened, then express it on the kingdom. If you do not care, then ignore your mother's orders, for you are the official ruler, not her.". He then turns away from Don... "As for my personal opinion, the previous Sultan performed many inhumane actions, that I shudder to even say aloud. Karma has simply caught up to him, despite my previous fondness of him, I can not say I agree with what he has done, and believe you should simply forget the man and be a kinder ruler and friend to your and other nations.".. The White demon laughs... "This'll be fucked up, Castiel's probably gonna come askin' for help, and these freaks might turn around and attack them!". He climbs down the palace walls "One more kingdom, one that no man remembers, save for the older generations of Castiel...".

That evening, The White Demon quickly crawled through a forest... Many aminals and mosters back up from him as he passes,  creatures such as rodents, bears and lions, to apes, monkeys and rhinos live in this area. It seemed more of a fusion of a jungle and forest, despite it's name... The demon goes deeper inside as he thought "The Lost woods is the one of the few places mankind hassn't touched in centuries...", he goes into the darker parts. Wraiths, spirits, ghosts, elves and many more mystical creatures back away as he sped through "That's why here's even creatures the Hyperborean's don't know about... Heheh, but nomatter what it is: they're all afraid of being eaten by us: wether or not they can see us, or interact with us, doesn't ause punishment: their lives are of no cosequence to demons!" He quickly leaps up in the trees and over the small group of makeshift houses, ignoring the anthropomorphic creatures below, "I have to hurry and find the leader, after hearing their plans, I'll finally know where to stay!". He leaps atop a high tree and looks down below at the ruler and a small group of creatures in front of her...

 The white demon listens closely as the huge bear roars at the creatures...

"The Great Spirit: Dawn, is a 12'ft tall, massive White Crested Bear with Purple fur. Aside from it's size, the only other unnatural feature's is it's circlet made of leaves, which grew huge with her, and covered her eyes fro a unknown reason..."

in front of her are...

"Peche, the captain of the royal guard in the Lost Woods. The creature is a 5'7
anthropomorphic fox, with blue fur/hair. Like the other creatures standing behind him and within the Forest's village: he wears a tattered poncho, but has a sunbrero, quiver  and crossbow to signify his being captain and only guard over the forest's denizens, his brown eyes, and fluffy wolf tail and ears compete this forest creature's look."

Behind Peche are many other  anthropomorphic-creatures, all of varying, unnatural fur and hair, with ears of either animal or botanical origins and tails based on if they were a fox, wolf or any other manner of beast. They all wore tattered ponchos, or cloths, and either adorned their heads with a circlet of flowers, or nothing... They stood obediently behind Peche and listened closely to Dawn's words...
The huge bear roars ferociously, but Demons, forest creatures and other supernatural entities could perfectly understand her... "My child: Peche, what ist happening umongst the humans?", the captain reported with a voice of a normal-sized adult man (Despite his smaller size) "Great Spirit: Castielo's late in their realization of the karma building against the humans and is planning on asking for help from the other kingdoms. Neptune's still fighting amongst themselves and Augite's planning attacking Castiel.". The great bear replies in a little sadness... "Then we shall wait for the humans to destroy themselves and Hyperborea shalt belong unto us and will flourish once more.", Peche and the others all have smiles on their faces after hearing this... they all go back to the cluster of homes... Only Peche looks over his shoulder and says "We can only hope, Great Spirit.". He leaves her alone, the spirit has a expressionless face at the prospect, though her voice before also hinted at excitement.. The White demon sneers "So they're gonna sit back, while evrybody else kill themselve: ...it'll be fnny if a fire broke out and burn the orest away, too!". The demon then leaps back towards the outer edges of the woods and quickly crawls back into the open fields... "There's only one lace I can rest, before the shit hits the fan... Onl one place I can relax while all this'll be hapening..."..
That night, the white demon climbs atop the walls surrounding castiel... He looks into the still bustling streets, and watches the poeple happily working or returning home... A soft glow from the street lights emits slightly up the walls, but not enough to show the supernatural creature watching the unsuspecting people... "Castiel's the only place I can stay: Neptune's too noisy and Augite's too trashy.. There'll be too much going on in either place, but even with them getting reday to take samples from the dumbassed creatures here, this place'll be the most quiet. Hell, it has more food and shit to enjoy, too! The place is perfect!". He leaps off the wall and deftly sneaks towards the North-west part of the kingdom, where a small airport's stationed. The White demom crawls up a small mountain nearby the area and wrapped his tail around himself "This place is perfect... It's peaceful...no loud fighting... no plotting... no revenge... nobody'll notice me...", he gets into the fetal position and drifts to sleep... "I'll be safe..." the demon thought out loud before he closes his eyes.
The next day, in Castiel castle: Herbert approaches the king again... Earnest then says "I have made mine decision: Do your experiment and find out: our survival is of far more importance than our rivalries.". the scientist gives a crooked smile "Yes, your majesty. But I will need a sample of a beast's magic: It's a manifestaion of their thought process, similarly to one having to have a clear mind before casting a spell, the mana will show if the creatures have ill-will towrads us.". Olivera curiosly asks "Herbert, what monster did you have in mind?You talk as if this will be a difficult task.", he replies as he looks at a stained-glass window "The creature I'll need, is one with enough conscious to know what's happening and a will to kill us, ...like someone holding a grudge, but not acting on it. The only creature around here who is able to give off a big enough thought process is: Campe.". Earnest frowns as he heard the name... "Campe, the dragon of war?", Herbert turns back towrads the rulers and explains "Yes, it's fully able to understand what we're saying and has been around for a millennia. Despite what it's done for our ancestors, it's but a beast to us now. It never helped during a crisis and is no different than a cow or a rabbit: it's something we simply use to survive. Though...". He looks away "I wan't planning on killing it, initially. I'll only need a sample of it's mana: the crystal will show us if we have anything to fear. If it's clear, we're safe from the... natural karma. But if it's any color, especially black, then we must contact the other kingdoms immediately.", herbert faces the king as he then asks "Your Majesty, I'll of course need soldiers to complete this task, may I use a few of the royal army to accomplish this?". Earnest frowns "Yes, use what you need to see what the future may have in store. Becareful...", Herbert bows "Thank you, your majesty. I will very careful with my and your soldiers lives.". He leaves... Earnest then spoke to a Paldin "Fetch Lise.", the man bows "Yes, your majesty..." he replies and quickly leaves the throne room. Olivera wonders at her husband, but before she could ask about his decision, the princess entered the throne room..
She smile pleasantly at her parents, and does a curtsey. Both of them had a warm-smile on their faces, too. Earrnets expression changes slightly though, knowing what he must ask of his duaghter... 

"Lise is 5'6 exactly and has long, pink hair, which is pinned up into a bun. Her locks still are long enough to hang on each side of her face and come out into bangs almost reaching her piercing blue eyes. Her slender figure barely fills her blue dress, the shade's so light that one would think it's silver at a glance. Her warm look is only matched by her blushes at appears when she's happy."

She tilts her head slightly in a curious manner, upon noticing Earnest's slightly concerned expression... "Wot's wrong father?" she asks in soft, innocent yet, serious voice. It's also strange that she has a slight accent, too...

The king leans forward and replies "Lise, you know of the problem our land faces, correct?", the princess explains what she heard "Yes, there's a magical revolt going on, right?". Earnest sits back in his chair and  says "Yes, it's suspected that nature is rebelling against us, so Herbert is preparing to confirm this, but he'll need paladins to help him.", she listens curiously as he finishes "I woud like you to watch as he recruits the men and women needed for this adventure, it will be helpful on your acsension to the throne.". She slightly bows "Yes father.", she elegantly turns and leaves the throne room. Olivera turns toward her husband "I was going to ask earlier, for what reason hast you called her out there?", Earnest looks at her "It's just as thy have heard, she can't learn everything from classes and tutors. Our adventures when she wos but a child were just for fun, but now: she must learn how it feels to gather a army. In case she takes the throne without a mate who's knows of the army and it's workings, she must learn this now... I figure this would would help her." he explains in a surprising-slight english accent. Olivera looks away and at the princess' direction... "Ah, so there wos no ulterior motive. You made a good decision: her grammer-teacher teacher barely helps her conceal her accent. She didn't do much for us eaither..." she says in a similar sound.
Meanwhile, the white demon quickly crawls across buildings and leaps over food stands... Everybody was unaware that this creature was swiftly moving to their ruler's home! "Today is the day that Earnest was suppose to decide if he's go along with that plan or not, I hope they do: watchin' them visit those crazy-assed places outta be fun!" he thought, then leaps onto a building nearby the Knight Quarters. He sees Herbert standing there, Hirzai and many other paladins can be seen there, too, opposite of the old man. They all stand tall, witheir shoulders back as their captain says "Choose any paladin you want: all are ready t give their lives for the king and country!". Herbert gives him a crooked smile "Yes, thanks old friend... I suspect any of them will do..." he replied, until he notices 2 paladins that stood out..
Herbert's gaze zeroed-in a two strangely dressed paladins...

"Jade is a 5'6ft tall woman, with stringy, purple hair. The paladin also has dark-blue eyes like most of the people in Castiel and in neptune.. She wears the normal paladin amor, with the exception of gilded markings decorated around it, proving her high-ranking in the army. But as aforementioned: her head was exposed, unlike the other men and women there, and in a style that would give her a slight disadvantage in some situations."

To her immediate right, is a lower-ranked paladin...

"Rozy was of similar height to her superior: Jade. Her differences comes in her innocent-looking blue eyes and blonde hair, which was french-braided.  She wears armor that seemed to be decorated for fun, rather than a official ranking, similar to Jade. And as afore mentioned, she does not wear a helmet either, which would suggest her relaxed personality, as compared to Jade being able to fight depite the danger..."


Herbert sighed heavily at them... Jade salutes "Officer jade, ready to serve!", the old man looks aay from her "Hirzai, she's your 2nd in command, right? I won't take someone of THAT importance away from your hands, then...". Jade slumps over as he slyly suggests his doesn't approve of her (and her apprentice's) way of dress, he then looks over the others..

All the other paladins were in metal armor, with their head's shaved and helmets on, to avoid and distractions that would keep them from finishing a battle...
Herbert points to four... "You, you, you and... you." he calls out. two men and two women step forward... He smiles as he explained "Your four will be in servive to the king, and my expedition that will determine the fate of the army and Hyperborea itelf.", he continues talking as Lise exits the castle and finds the group standing by the nearby Knight's Quarters. "We shall go and sieze the Copper Dragon, if necessary we will kill itto obtain it's mana and determine the future!" he says, the princess suddenly has a concerned look on her face as she speeds up to the leaving group. "Herbert..." she calls out, the old man turns around "Yes, Princess Lise. It's a honor to see you.". She sighs swiftly and awkwardly explains her concerns in spite of the friendly greeting... "Yes, it's nice to see you too... But... um... Were you really talking about killing Campe?", he replies "Yes, if need be, princess...". She gasps in surprise...

Lise then explains her concern, her voice still soft but in a more upset tone... "You can't kill her, she's has helped the royal family for years.. She might even have children now!". Herbert scoffed "The dragon has stopped some time ago, and has since been mostly in the mountains. Despite what you saw, or last time you or even anyone else saw her, she's not helpful anymore. And is only needed to gain a sample from.", she retorts "But she's a legendary creature, her importance is...". He slightly raises his voice, as to not get himself in trouble... "Princess, do you mean to tell me to be gentle with a raging beast? Do you really value the life of a dragon over a number of human beings?!", Lise stares in anger... then leaves in a huff. The paladins watch in fear of what will happen, until Herbert smiles again... "Time to Capture the King." he says sarcastically. The paladins wonder at the figure of speech he made as he leaves, unknowing he was making a chess reference. The demon watches as Lise quickly walks back into the castle, "Ah, this going to be crazy!" he thought as he hurried along the castle walls and toward a throne room window.  She hurries to her parents, who notices her soft footsteps in the huge, quiet room. Earnest has a concerned look on his face as she comes closer... "Wot's the matter, Lise?" he asks, Olivera glances up from her device... Seemingly more interested in finding out why she was mad, than diving into the situation...
Lise explains "Herbert's planning on killing Campe, father! Did you know this?" she ends her her answer in a question instead, her mind was racing from what she heard and feels now... Earnest starts "He must...", Herbert suddenly bursts into the courtroom. He bows his head quickly as he made his way closer to the rulers "Wait, your majesty! Whatever the princess has told you, she has misunderstood... I am planning on being very careful in my work.". Lise retorts "Only with yourself...", she then turns back towards her dad "Father, you can't let him do this. Isn't Campe necessary to Hyperborea and even more importantly, a friend to the family?". Earnest sighs "Yes, but gaining a mana sample is imperative to our land, we must go with his plan." he replies, utterly dropping any hint of his english accent... Lise was about to get him to reconsider, when Herbert loudly suggests "Your majesty, it seems as if the princess is more concerned with the dragon and her fond memories of it. I would suggest her keep her away from the project, so she will not get hurt: she seems rather... excited, about it.". Earnest replies in a upset tone... "True...", he then glances at his daughter with a serious frown "Lise, you are to stay in your room, it is forbidden for you to leave it until the expedition is over.". She stares in shock... "B, but..." she starts, but the king adds in a fatherly, angry tone "That's a order!". She stomps away... Herbert bows again "Your majesty, I'm deeply sorry to have caused this. But I am thinking of her safety, I'm not even sure if I'll come back alive..", he takes his leave... Earnet's face changes from the facade of anger he had, to a more concerned expression... Olivera finally looks up at him... "Why did you listen to Herbert? Campe IS a friend of the family, and it WILL  be dangerous if he were to murder the thing during this experiment.". Her husband explains as he looked at the floor... "Yes.. but at this moment: if she could've even possibly gotten outside Castiel, she would've been in danger. I much rather have her here, angry... Than there, maybe later I'll take her to see Campe ...if she survives this." , Olivera sighs "Ah... a wise decision, considering...".
The white demon quickly follows herbert outside the castle... then stops over the castle gates as he watches the old man leave with the small paladin group. The demon sat up, his hands out in front of him and legs propped up like frog-legs. "I guess it'll take a few days to plan the trip, he's most likely just showing them where they'll go and what he'll do. The actual preparation for the trip might take longer..." the demon thought... he then let's himself drop onto the bridge stretching across the castle-moat... There's no guards there, as they're being given orders by Hirzai, becaus of the sudden change in positions. The White demon looks towards the sky... "What do I do, now? It'll get boring while I'm waiting for their trip to start..." he wondered... Meanwhile, the princess sneaked out a alternate exit from the side of the castle... "I have to see what Herbert's planning, surely he isn't really going to kill Campe!" she thought to herself as she quickly sneaks around to the moat, she was surprised there were no guards there, but decided to not look the gift-horse in the mouth, and continued foward.. still, she looked back every once in a while making sure no one was following her, until she happened upon the white demon!

Lise let's out a gasp, surprising the white demon, who was facing the opposite direction! The demon turns upon hearing the soft sound, a fearing expression appeared onto his face...

"The white demon is a humanoid shape, and is no bigger than Lise, give or take a quarter-of-a-inch. His slender muscled pearl-white body is crowned with short, black horns atop his head. He further has a mouth full of fangs as clearly seen in his opened mouth, his brown eyes are so dark, they seem black upon a first-glance and his head has not a strand of hair. The white demon also has a seemingly-short tail that's about 12inches long, it has a triangular point at the end too, that looks razor-sharp on the edges. His back's adorned with short black wings, that seems as if they couldn't carry the demon, despite his small stature. Last, but not least: his long hooked nails resemble talons on his hands and feet."

She then asks in a surprised, innocent voice... "Who... wot are you?!", as he automatically answers, unable to think clearly... "A demon...". Lise gasps again and asks "Demon?! I, I thought those were fake, I mean everything else comes here, so... nobody has seen a demon... I mean, there's gods and such, but... you, you're real?!", she looks into his eyes in curiosity... The demon yells defensively "Yeah, we're real! I...", he suddenly roars "RAAAAAH!". Lise tilts her head and laughs softly "Wos you trying to scare me? It's a little late!", the white demon looked away, unable to look into her innocent, laughing eyes... "Sh, shut up, jerk! If you weren't stupid, you'd know to be afraid!". Lise suddenly remembers something upon hearing those words... "Ah, yea... You're suppose to be dangerous!", he replies less angrily "I am!". She then asks in a more alert, but seemingly still too comfortable tone... "I remember hearing you blokes are suppose to be evil and all that... But you seem... flustered, more than anything else.", the white demon turned away "Because it's dangerous for you to see me, for both of us!". She tilts her head in confusion, until he re-explains "We shouldn't see each otha, much less be talkin'!!", Lise then asks "Can I at least know your name?". The white demon drops on all fours "Vitt...", the princess arches her eyebrow "Vitt? It's such a simple name, if you don't mind me saying so...". Vitt explains "In hell, nobody care who you are... We're named after anything... they're nearly meaningless..."

She watches Vitt crawl upon and disappear over the casle wall...  the princess then rushes back inside the castle... "He didn't sound demonic at all though..." she thought, rmeebering his calm, low voice... it wasn't gravelly or deep as one would expect, but  very laid-back even when he tried to scare her.. "But he has to be one! No human could leap over the wall like he did, nor can any monster talk and undertsand people so easily!". Lise heads straight to the royal library, and immediately starts searching for anything on demons... "I have to find out more: but if anyone catches me having a sudden interest, maybe something bad will happen? Vitt seemed very scared about that, so I can't use my laptop.", she finally finds a Encyclopedia, and sits the heavy book on a table. The princess quickly kips through to demons and finds a definition explaining they're: Imaginary representations of people's conscious, like angels. They;re supposedly evil-spirits that lead you to do wrong, and that it's possible to make deals with the vile creatures.Lise looks surprised at the book "So they could be real? I'm still unsure of wot I saw, but it appears they're like other monsters, except... they're unknown even here! I, have to learn more!". She continues reading about the devils...
Days pass as Lise reads more and more about demons, their ways and what they are: all the information she learned was taken with a grain of salt as she now knew that nothing she read was for entertainment, nor was simply all fiction that was made up by mass hysteria. All the while, Herbert got his paladin team ready for the trip to Campe. he finally had the extration spell ready to use, and had left the castle... Lise bided her time, knowing she would be in trouble if she showed interest.. but now had a perfect plan readyy for stopping Herbert from possibly murdering the guardian.
A day after the team started their expidition, Lise goes out into the castle's courtyard while it was nearly empty.. She then draws a circle in the pavement and starts bunring Frakincense, elemi and Myrrh.. "I almost forgot, I need a sacrifice..." Lise thought out loud... she then pulls out a knife! "They said blood would work for minor demons, here's hoping Vitt would smell this..." she thought as she hesintantly aims at her her soft, index-finger.. Until Vitt suddenly zooms down the side of the wall and stops out the burning plants! "What the actual hell?!!!! Stop it!!!" he snatches the knife from her! Lise smiles in relief, ironic, as her demon summoning worked far too well... "Vitt!" she exclaims, he replies "Don't do that! The others could've heard you!". Lise replies "But, I meant to call them... at least, I wos hoping to see you again.". The white demon looks surprised, then quickly turns away to hide his expression "What!!? Why did you wanna summon me!?". The princess then pleaded, taking  atep closer to Vitt... "Herbert and his team are going to kill the family guradian: Campe! I need your help!". The white demon turns back towards her as she explains "I, I read you can strike deals with demons,... I'll do anything!", Vitt looks away from her pleading expression "Um... I... forget the deal... I shouldn't be seen anyway...". Lise tilts her head "I've been meaning to ask: why can't you be seen? There's nothing in the books about it..", the white demon explains "Because we'll suffer divine punishment if we are: We're only suppose to tempt humans not exist with them! Why do you think a ritual has to be performed?". She widens her eyes as she hears this... then repeats her plea "Does that mean you can't help me?", Vitt looks down at the pavement... "Alright... I'll help you there: but only because I wanna see the fight myself. But..." his tone changes to slightly a slightly strict feeling... "You have to meet me outside the kingdom: we can't travel together like we're both human buddies!". Lise replies "A'wight... I'll try..", Vitt crawls atop the wall... "Then hurry, I'll be waiting outside...". The white demon swiftly leaves the courtyard, Lise then hurries to her room...
Inside her bedroom, she changes out her clothes "I can't go outside normally either..." she thought "I hope this doesn't look recognizable to father and other...". Lise dresses in a red shirt, bluejeans and a blue-cap to hide her long, pink locks. Then sneaks out of the castle again... She easily blended in with the civilains in Castiel's city streets, and luckily reached a castle gate before too long... Outside, she looked down the path humans had carved through the fields, to indicate where they'll walk... Some of the lamp posts were torn and the dirt path was smeared in some areas, paw and claw prints can easily be seen in the path, too.. "It's deteriorated greatly from the last time I've been out..." Lise thought "No wonder they have to do this, but... I have to stop them!". She then looks around "There's no way I could contact Vitt outside of summoning him, I wonder how he'll... a ominous feeling suddenly slips down her spine! She quickly turns to see Vitt climbing up the mountain path toward her!
"You made it!" the white demon smirks, Lise steps back as he crawled closer, she just realized how disturbing his stature was: he was always on the ground... "Um... how did you recognize me?" she asks. Vitt explains "I can smell you, you have the same scent as before!", she gasps in some embarrassment and surprise until he adds "Yeah, your perfume's giving you away! Ya shoulda wiped it off or wore something else, anyone coulda recognized you!". She sighs in relief "Ah... um, more importatly..." Lise starts... "We need to hurry! Copper Mountain's a hour away and climbing it could take a day, our only hope's in catching up is: that they're still planning on wot they should do, or that something stopped them.", the white demon crawled forward a little... "Don't worry, we'll catch up to them, meet at the foot of the mountain: I can't do it now, with guards along the path.". Lise replies "Awight...", she casually walks along the path, being in awe at how dirty and messy it looked... Until she neared Copper Mountain, the lamposts there were destroyed by the raptors that lived near there and the creatures were watching Lise the entire time... "Ah, I forgot my sword!" she realizes as she sees the beasts watching. 
They suddenly run as Vitt drops of a tree, Lise hops slightly in surprise to see him hanging upsidedown and engulfing a whole apple all at once! "You took a while, it's hour walk for you humans, right?" the white demon asked as he chews then swallows the apple... Lise explains "I don't have to walk this long do go anywhere in the castle, I'm surprised at myself for not being out of breath and tired by now...". She looks around... "I expected there to be more creatures here, there were alot of salamanders, raptors, centipedes and such here before...", Vitt drops out of the tree and crawl beside her "It's because I'm here: Humans are the only things completetly unaware of us, until you see one!". Lise's expression changed to a slightly concerned look, then back to neutral as she asks "Speaking of you demons, I thought we'd just appear on top of the mountain: how will we get there in time?". Vitt sneers "I can make it up there in a few minutes, but you'll need to get on my back!", she steps back "I, I can't ride you up there! It, it's dangerous!" the princess could see herself slipping off, until the white demon explains "It'll be too fast before you could get a chance to lose your grip, wrap your arms around my neck and we'll be up there before you know it! Or do you want to risk saving the dragon?". Lise sighs and walks around towards his back...
Vitt stands so she could wrap her arms around him "C'mon, hurry! You can't be afraid! What'll I'd gain by lying to you about this now?" the white demon tried to convince her, Lise sighs, realizing he was right... Then holds him... Vitt blushes slightly at the feel of the princess pressing tightly against his back... "A, alright... here we go..." he warns her... Lise realizes the change in his usually smarmy tone "W, wot!? I, is something wrong?!" she asks in fear. Vitt yells "No! Stop trembling, you'll fall off! I'm going!", he quickly climbs up the side of the mountain wall! Lise's eyes widen as looks back and forth and the ground getting further and further away!!! She wished deeply that she didn't climb on, but realized she'd be at the peak any minute now! They passed by Copper mountain pass, she looks at a lone home in the distnace, covered by the clouds... Below them, wild chicken, rooster, snakes, quails and peacocks can be seen along with caves filled with sleeping jaguars and panthers... Only near the peak can monkeys and, rams and goats be seen roaming peacefully. Lise then tries to make conversation, to forget how high and fast she was going "Um... You know, we should see the custodian first: we'll need a key to get through to the top of the mountain..." she sugests. Vitt replies "Don't worry, I can leap this wall!", Lise burries her head into his neck as he leaps over a stone wall, and slides down the other side into a pile of snow!

The two gets up to see the snowpeak, other mountain top's can be seen in the bcakground under the light, constant snowfall... Immediately: Snow bunnies can be seen deftly hopping about the icy tundra, blisssfully un-afraid of possibly falling off into the crevace below... Vitt lifts Lise out of the snowpile and onto her feet "See, we made it!" he smirks. Lise shuddered "Yea... th, thank you...", she turns away "Now, I have to convince Herbert not to murder Campe..." she says. Vitt replies "I wish I could talk to 'em too, but if I get another human's attention, I'm sure to get Divine Punishment...". He crawls ahead... "Ah, it's funny: you blend in with the snow!" Lise giggles, the white demon replies "Yeah... maybe I could scare the snow bunnies!". The princess arches her eyebrow at his answer, but quickly loses sight of his horns as he burried himself under the snow... Lise then bravely traversed the tundra, being careful not to go too far in any direction, leading off the icy path and into the piles of snow, that may lead to a long drop off the mountain!! She finally finds a cabin, snowmen and a well can be seen there as if someone had once been able to live and draw water in the cold place! "Herbert and his men must be in there!" Lise thought as she slowly makes her way to the cabin "I remeber when me and father used to go there all the time... Hah, I wish I bought my coat, too...". She suddenly hears a light yell in the background, then turns to see Vitt trying to catch a bunny! She giggles a little, then straighten's her face to talk to Herbert and the paladins!

Lise walks inside the cabin and sees the paladins standing at attention in front of Herbert. The old man immediately notices the girl in the huge hat... "Wha?! What's a child doing up here alone!?" he shouts, the paladins all turn around and took fighting stances, ready for anything. Until the princess' voice let them know who she was "Herbert, this has to stop!" she demands. The old man glares "Princess Lise!? How in the world did you make it up here, alone?", she steps forward "It doesn't matter, wot does is that you want to pull something from Campe and are willing to risk her life for that!". Herbert rises his voice slightly, but not so much where any of the paladins would tell Earnest about... "Lise! You don't seem to understand that if we don't do this, we can't determine the nature of the attacks, and if we don't things could get FAR worse than a few livestock being eaten! Do you honestly not care about  Castiel at all!?". The princess replies "If nature's in trouble, then should we not manipulate anything or anyone further than we...", a paladin suddenly rushes inside the cabin!
He salutes "Herbert sir! Campe has came down from the very top! She seems to be angry!", the old man replies "Then we shall go now, it's now or never! Remember, try to sedate the beast, first!". They rush pass the princess... she looks up in awe "Wait, you weren't planning on killing it outright?", Herbert turns back towards her "Of course not princess, I KNOW she is important! Killing was a last option, but I never got to fully expain this to you... now...". He turns away "We have mana to collect!" he charged outside behind the Paladins. Lise follows as they made their way to a rock bridge-like structure, leading to the actual peak of Copper mountain. There, Campe had landed and was roaring fiercely at the small group of paladins holding their spears and swords at her! Herbert stood behind them "Keep her back: The spell's ready, but one needs to be close enough to extract the mana. Make sure she doesn't attack until I have enough magic to launch it!". The palain step closer slowly, hoping to scare the dragon, but she never stepped back as she screams and roars!
Lise stares at the huge dragon as it constantly roared and shook her huge head...

"Campe 10'ft tall, copper colored dragon, which would be 27ft on her hind legs. The squat beast had antler shaped horns atop her head and legs like a bear or lion's which were covered in dragon scales... the copper color faded to bronze as it reached her scorpion tail and the needle had poison dripping out of it with every louder roar. Camp's eye though, were a beautiful aventurine color, and seemed like looking into gorgeous huamn woman's eyes, the soft-dewy look would almost lull one to sleep, even while she was rampaging. The ground around her was cracked and slushy, due to her long, black sickle shaped nails and her breathing fire every 6th roar."

Campe continued to roar and stomp the ground, until Earnest showed up with Hirzai closely behind!

Lise notices her father behind her "Father!?" she exclaims in shock... He never looks her way as he say "I know, we'll talk about this later. Right now, we must lull the dragon!", Herbert looks at him "Your majesty, if I had time to get the spell ready, it would already be done. But this constant noise is making it hard to finish...". The king then steps forward "Then I shall use my magic to calm the beast, if it does not work: Then step in, soldiers!", the paladins and captain prepare their blades as Lise watched in fear... Meanwhile, Vitt watches from atop the cabin.. "Shit, they arne't gonna fight the thing! It's gonna be some dancing, prissy jumping aroubd before they attack...". The white demon leaps off the cabin and into the 4'ft tall snow... "I guess I'll keep chasing bunnies and shit, that' still fun!". Vitt crawls in the snow, unseen by everybody there...

Unfortunately, another demon watches Vitt crawl around... "Shit, that crap face's the same color as the damn snow, how am I suppose to..." he notices Vitt's black horns moving below! "Hella yeah! the demon growled. Meanwhile, the white demon crawls towards a bunny until the orange demon slams by him and knocks him away! Vitt staggers up to see him "Shitfuck..." he said under his breath... the orange demon laughed "Found ya, punk!!! Ya really thought you could get away, huh? You're just gonna be dragged back down, you're just gonna suffer JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, you ain't nuthing special! Hahahahahaaha!!!". Vitt thought aloud as he stood "Why the hell are you here, Arios?"

"Arios the orange demon stands at 5'5, and has the shape of a humanoid similar to Vitt. Except his body looks like that of a body builder, also simliar to the white one, is his ebony horns, eyes, claws and talons. The differences are his horns being ram's horns and his nails being shorter than the other's. Further, his tail's much shorter as it's engulfed by his buttocks he also has red-orange hairs that grow from above his forehead and down his back towards his tail."


The white demon's question was cruelly answered in Arios deep, gravely, obnoxious voice "Because that's your home! You don't get to leave!  You a hell spawn, and that's what you'll always be!", he suddenly charged him! Vitt tries to punch, but is knocked away by the slightky faster orange demon! Vitt slams into a snow dune and staggers up "Sh, shit... Even if I hit him, I probably couldn't move him! I'll need someway to break that jackass immediately!", Arios suddenly leaps beside him and swung, knocking Vitt off the into the depths below and into more shallow snow!!! The white demon struggles to get up, as black blood pours from his mouth "Shit..." he thought, until he's kneed away by the orange demon! "Come on, punk!!!! You can't do no better than that! If I wasn't told ta drag ya back, I coulda killed you by now!" he shouted maniacally. He then leaps to Vitt, who dodges the orange demon's attack from the air! The white demon tries to attack agin, but Arios swung, knocking him onto path covered in even lighter snow... He coughs as he hears Arios yelling from far away! "Awwww, wittle puk gonna puke!?" he makes fake-exaggerated puking noises and then laughs, it's high-pitch cackle is in stark contrast to his normally graveled voice "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHOUAHAUHUHOHIHUHAHEHEHA!!!". he leaped up the side of the snowy mountain, Vitt quickly stands and tries to find the fast orange demon... "Dammit, doen't this freak get tired?! How am I gonna find him? Wait..." the white demon thought.. then he relaxed himself, hoping to hear the other demon's movement in the snow.. But Arios shouted loudly, his obnoxious voice echoes across the peaks surrounding them "Trying to listen to where I am, right? Too bad!!!". Vitt realized he was coming and quickly scaled back up to the path he originally entered the area on, but Arios starts whistling loudly, keeping his exact location a mystery while he hid behind snow piles and boulders... until he leaps out of nowhere and pins the white demon into the snow and starts swinging! Vitt could barely keep the oversized demon from hitting his face until Arios laughed  "You're weak, you always were, you always will be. I'll always be better than you, you weak, smelly punk! You better be DAMN glad that I'm only suppose to knock your weak-ass out!" he cackled! Then attempts to double fist Vitt in the face, but the white demon's tail suddenly tears through his leg and through his chest and heart!! The orange demon could barely move his dying body as black blood pours quickly out of his torn open heart.. "Th, this ai, ain't nothin' I, I ain't a punk ...like you..." he barely coughed out. Then dies, the orange being almost falls on Vitt,  he caught it and barely slung the heavy body to the side... "Damn you, jackass..." the white demon says as he staggers up... He walks back towards the main path...
Vitt limps to a snow dune, when he notices Lise watching him with a fearful, upset look on her face... "W, wot happened!? Who wos that?" she asks. The white demon replies "My spawn...", the princess tilted her head "Your child tried to kill you?!". Vitt explains as he crawls away from the dune... "No, that was one of my brethern.", she stares... "Really?! Um...".  The princess looks at the quickly disintegrating carcass, it turn into black mist, and evntually into oblivion...  "D, did I summon it?" the princess asks in a guilty tone... Vitt replies "No, you weren't using the right shit... plus, I stopped you before you could use your blood: ...this was for something else...". Lise looks up at him, a similar smoke rises Vitt's wounds... She nearly asks about this, when the white demon suddenly asked "Why are you here? I thought you wanted to save the dragon?", the princess explains as she notices his bruised covered skin, didn't blend in with the snow now... "Father noticed Campe wos tring to tell us something. So Herbert used a Dragon-Language transfer spell, instead with a few of the paladins. ...They found out there wos something happening in her nest...". Vitt almost replies, when a paladin returns to the path the two were on "Princess!" he yells. The white demon quickly side-jumped off the mountain path, which was a very funny sight. Lise almost laughs on reflex as the strange and sudden jump, from a crawling stance, took her by surprise... But straighten's her gface upon the paladin getting nearer.. "Princess Lise, are you okay? he asks. She replies "Yes, I wos just unable to bear if anyone on either side got hurt..." she explains, ...this was true, but not the reason she left, though. Unknowingly, the paladin replies "We thought so, your father sent me to look for you after we calmed Campe. He told me to tell you to not leave Copper mounatin top, but to wait inside the cabin until we return from campe's nest.", Lise smiles warmly "Thank you for the message, I will do that...". He leaves, somewhat quickly traversing the now familiar mountain summit...
Lise sighs as she looks at the very top of the mountain... until Vitt crawls up behind her "We're going to see, right?" he asks. The princess sighs "N, no... I shouldn't..." her tone and face shows clearly that she does, even after she adds "I'll just see if I can find Campe..". The princess easily follows the fresh foot prints and the few carcasses of snow leopards and small pterasaurs... until she reaches the huge volcano like rising at the very peak... Lise looks up at the top in curiosity, until the white demon crawls around to the front of her. The princess jumps back at the sound of his calm, but not now mischivious voice "So we're going, right? Its strange that Campe isn't hear, and we can't here her at all...". Lise replied in a slightly joking tone "I see, my own conscious is telling me to trust everyone, but you're my bad conscious now?", Vitt sneers "Yeah, that's what we do! C'mon, I'm curious anyway! I can get you up there, and back without any of them knowin'!". She sighs as she stepped closer to the slippery, iced wall... "Let me guess, the only way we can go up, is on your back?".. Vitt laughs as he crawled towards the wall "Yeah, it'll be faster! It'll take a good few minutes before you can make it up in time: it took a while for you to find me, too. If we go now, you can catch them in whatever the hell they're doing now!", Lise  sighs and wrap her arms around Vitt's neck again, he starts to scale up the mountain quickly. Lise shudders as she promised hersef before she wouldn't do this again, but now is currently going up the side of a wall agin, at a unearthly speed! She peeks down at the reindeer and owls who arrived back in the area after the last signs of human and demon life, left their homes... "I don't know why I agreed to do this again! This is so dangerous!" Lise complained, Vitt replies with a sneer "You're perfectly safe! Unless there's a loose piece of ice on this wall!". The princess held tighter as she yells "D, don't make those kind of jokes! Or, I, I'll bop you!", the white demon laughs "That could make me fall, too! C'mon, we're almost at the top!" he somewhat jokes, then leaps over the edge. This time, the jump was light, and he carefully lifted the girl off his back and back down on her feet.. Lise was surprised as last time he simply dropped them both into the snow, and he was a demon, depsite the fact he agreed to help her, it was only because they had similar interests. "I guess his fighting his sibling, must've been hard for him? His injuries must hurt, too..." she thought, figuring his sudden mischievious attitude was him trying to forget the life-or-death fight that happened only a few minutes ago...
She then looked over inside the volcanic crater, which was iced over... Inside, a nest was built. Campe was unconscious in it, while her small more-so dragon-looking children were beaten and bloody. Lise steps back in horror, Vitt hears her softly gasp and looks up "D, don't they'll see you!" he quietly tries to warn her. But the princess slipped out a "How could you all!?", Vitt backflipped off the mountain peak as the paladins, Hirzai, Herbert and Earnest look up. One of the paladins was standing a little closer to the entrance that lead down into the crater, he looks up and quickly walked up beside her "Um, Princess... how did you get all the way over and up the side of the  peak so quickly?!". Lise frowns "That's not the issue! You monsters killed Campe and her babies!", Earnest makes it up the slope as he explains "Herbert merely put her to sleep after we entered her nest: the dragon calmed down by herself once we understood her.. Lise looks up at his serious eyes as he continues "As the paladin has told you: Campe told us that her children were acting strangely, when we got here, they were indeed acting more violent than her litter normaly would. It was necessary to injure them before they stopped attempting to destroy the crater. Had they been left alone, thebeats would have cause a advalanch that would've destroyed the mountain path and possibly the mountain's custodian.". Lise gasped, but does not let her anger leave as hse then replies "Then this wos the only way?", her father frowns too "Yes, they are to recieve medical attention at the castle and be returned home afterwards... but you.." he starts. Then turns away... "Come, we must hurry before dark." Earnest commanded his paladins, their captain and Herbert. Each paladin picks up a bloody, scarred baby and leaves the unconscious Campe alone... The group now easily and quickly makes back down the mountain, a they were all afraid of atking a break and leaving the princess and heir to the kigdom out there, despite their ability to fight off the creatures. That night, they arrived back at castiel: the civilians greeted them happily, but are kept back by the paladins who were told ahead of time about their arrival. Lise kept hidden from the others, out of a strange since of embarrasment. She stayed behind Earnest and was also shielded by the paladins, because if word got out how easy it was for a child to escape the castle, then others might get ideas...
Inside Castiel castle's throne room, Earnest sits again by his wife. Hirzai has already left with his paladins and only Herbert and Lise stood before the angered ruler... Herbert bows "Your majesty, I have tested the Mana Crystal to be sure: and yes, nature is turning angainst us. We must warn our neighboring kingdoms immediately.", Earnest replied "Then go alert hirzai, so we can make plans for this venture: Begone!". Herbert leaves the throne room... The king then concentrates his attention on his daughter "Lise, how could you betray me and disobey my direct words?" he asks in a upset, yet trying-to-stay-calm voice. Olivera adds "Yes, I understand you were upset, but this wos dangerous!", Lise repies "Because I wanted to make sure Campe wos alright! I didn't mean o betray anyone, I only wanted her to be okay!". Earnest sighs "That's no reason to do something so dangerous, you could've been killed!", Olivera added "It's true: Does this mean more to you than your own life?". The princess explains "Not only do I care deeply about Campe, but we really can't continue hurting the creatures of our land and expect everything to change!", Earnest raises his voice "You don't seem to understand that this wos necessary to save our land, we must be sure to prolong our survival! The beasts do not care if we die, we must do this with force! Unless you can think of a better way?!". Lise puts her hand over her breast as she says "Then I'll volunteer to do so! I have thought of a better way and will see to it that everybody survives and nobodyy is hurt!", Earnest is shocked at her words at first... But then replies "Alright, I wos planning on going to Neptune next: but you and a army of paldin shall go, and see how difficult this is.". Olivera looks bak and forth at her husband and daughter in surprise.. Lise then says "I don't want paladin to follow: more so... I don't think they'd be a good idea for this mission: The pirates and soldiers there have different fighting style and so I would like to bring fighters who aren't as opposing. Bringing our own soldiers might be a sign of agression, so i would like to bring fighters who might somehow lull them into a sense of calm, since we are going there to ask for help.". Earnest thinks and then says... "Then go draft anyone you want, to tell you the truth: you have the power to pull anyone from the army and the royal guard by law, but I haven't told you as it didn't seem important then. But, you will bring at least one paladin, in case we cannot trust the others.". Olivera stares in surprise at the two as Lise now calmly replied Thank you, father.." She leaves to her room.. Olivera stares at her husband "What's the meaning of this? I understood before, but...", Earnest answers to his wife "It's exactly as I said: I want her to see the real world and how tough making these type of decisions can be. ...It'll be a way to help her be ready for the throne, even before the official coming of age ceramony..". His wife looks away "I see... While I agree with your idea, I don't like that she's doing this at all, even with protection.", the king interlaces his fingers together as he regrets the hasty decision.. "Yes, even though I'm planning on personally instructing the paladin I choose... I feel uneasy about this..".
The next day, Lise leaves the castle... But under the surveillance of a paladin chosen by Earnest.. The princess sighs as she walks the bustling streets.. Few people notice that she's there or are afraid to look in her direction, because of the paladins uninviting, death-glare... Lise then thought as she makes her way to the west side of the castletown "I wish I wos alone out here, then I could ask Vitt wot he thinks would be best. I... kind of wish I could ask him instead: he got me to Campe in a matter of hours, which would of been faster is I rode him there, I mean!". She shook her head, as suggestive thoughts arose in her mind "He'd be better for this, I'm sure he could've easily beaten back the pirates if need be. I mean, there has to be a reason why everything avoided him..". Lise then notices where they are "Sto[, this is the place!" she orders the paladin, he looks around and notices the princess heading towards a bar. "A, are you syure, princess?" the paladin asks with a worried look on his face "That's where the...". Lise smiles warmy "Yes, these are the types we need to let the pirates know we're on their side..", she and the paladin enter the bar and finds it pleasantly calm: it is daylight, so there were no drunks, or rowdy people ighting there. Instead, only a few older citizens, the bar tender and a single drunk mercenary.. "There he is!" Lise whispers to the paladin, she calmly walks to the old man as he stood up, wobbling a little... She then greets him "How do you do, Mr Whitebeard.", the oldman stops wobbling for a few seconds to focus on who was talking to him...
Lise smiles as Whitebeard squints his eyes and suddenly greets her too "Why, it's the princess!!" 

"Whitebeard stands at 5'9 and has the build of has-been body builder, though his old age has caught up with him, leaving him to look only a third of how he used to. He's dressed in silver-coated armor, but if one looks closely: they can see the iron and brass in the deep scratches that decorated his helmet and body armor. The old man's beady black eyes, made his bushy sideburns, mustache and beard pop out. His long nose crooked over this and his shining claymore cught the lights in the bar, making it glisten."

Other bartenders turn around after hearing his statement: some try to bow or kneel, Lise shakes her hands and head "N, no... Yoi don't have to do that! This isn't a official event!". The paladin retorts "Princess, let them: They're suppose to respect any and all members of the royal family, despite the occasion!", she turns away from the others and explains "But we're here only to ask for help, we shouldn't act this way, now..". The princess the concentrates her attention on the still slightly wobbling mercenary... 

"Whitebeard, sir... You have heard of the predicument our kingdom's in, right?" she asks, he replied "Sure, sure... omethin' about magic conscious and stuff, saw it happen before!". Lise then explains with a now more hopeful sound to her voice "Then you know, we must have the cooperation of the other kingdoms. And my father is sednig me as a represntative for Castiel: would you accumpany me on this adventure?", Whitebeard laughs heartily "Nah...". The paladin yelled "How dare you refuse a member of the royal family?!!!", the bartender yelled too "How drunk ARE you?! This is the princess, you crazy old fart!". Whitebeard continued laughing at the names thrown at him as the paladin readies his sword.. Lise quickly got his attention "Wait, we can't use force!", he replied "But he just refused and laughed in your face!". The princess takes a breath and explained her beliefs "Yes, but we must do this calmly. If we force anyone to go: they'll act out indifferent to this mission, depite the importance: If the people of Neptune sees this, they won't take us seriously, and we'll lose our chance to get them to assisst with this.", Whitebeard stops laughing as he hears the princesses answer... "That's why I like the royals: they all insist on being treated like a normal joe!". He tried to salute as he says "Princess, I will get the strongest men I can find in Catiel and send them with you: about 3 of them should match a quarter of my power, so I'll be with your party in spirit!", she giggles "Thanks..". The paladin rolled his eyes "Princess, this seems to suspicious...", Lise looks up at him "Remember, for this to work: we must practice peace. Something we should have already within our kingdom and with our neighbors." he stares into her innocent eyes, until Whitebeard gains there attention. They both turn to see Whitebeard turn off his beaten up, cracked cell "They'll meet you at the town sqaure in a few minutes, now... I'll be off!" he drunkenly waves as he finished and staggers outside... The paladin grimaced, then followed the princess out..
They reach castletown-square in less than a minute, and wait under a stand's umbrella... "I still can't believe how casually he traeted you, Princess..." the paladin repeats his concerns with her decision.. Lise re-explains her idea "We need people who're similar with the people we are asking help from, if you and other more strict paladins go, then wot do you think will happen, Gawain?". The paladin looked away "You're right... If there's more of us, we'd probably attack: Yeah, even if we know how important this is, me and the guys would've attacked Whitebeard on that spot...", Lise sighs... until he turns back towrdas her and smile "Well, it's a hot day, do you want anything while we wait?".. She gives him a small smile "A snowcone?", Gawain smiles too "Alright!". He buys two and gives her one...Lise then asks before she licks hers... "It IS hot, can you see them in the distance?", Gawain puffs his chest out some "I'll see if they're even oming..." he assures her as he steps a little ways away.. Lise looks around, everubody else was working or playing, not paying attention to her or even noticing she was there... Vitt suddenly crawls up beside's her! "So we're going to Neptune with a buncha mercenaries?!", Lise turns calmly, having gotten used to Vitt appearing as soon as she was alone "Yes, I believe they'll get along and everything would go smoothly.". She notices him eating apple "Did you stiil that?!" she yell-whispers, the white demon finished off the fruit, core and all..."Yeah, I can't pay for them!". The princess replies "You shouldn't do that! Even if you're from another world!", he yells back "That's not fair! What the hell!? Am I suppose to steal money to buy it? I can't be seen!". Lise almost retorts, when she noticed his body... "Wait, your bruises...They're already gone?", Vitt turns his entire body towards the princess as he perked up "Yeah, demon bodies heal faster than hmans!". She tilts her head in confusion and asks "Wait... I thought you were evil spirits? How do you even have a body? I've also been meaning to ask about that black smoke, too...", Vitt sneers "I'm not that type of demon, the ancient one's are the spirits. But one's like me have physical bodies! When we get hurt and have time to cool off, our bodies heal back...". The white demon then frowns... his expression looks disgusted and upset as he explains further "But, if we die... we go to oblivion... or rather, we're obliterated...". Lise gasps "Is that wot happened to your brethren?", Vitt replies "Yeah, we have no souls. So we don't reicarnate into animal, another demon or a human, like you guys can. We disappear. We were nothing to begin with, so we fade into nothing when we die...". His face has turned back towards the ground by now... he then turns away... "I gotta go and shit..." he says in a saddened tone and crawls away... Lise watces "I wonder wot happened? Is it because of the other demon? Does Vitt know something else about that incident he isn't telling me? Mayve he's upset he had to kill him?". Gawain suddenly came back "Princess they're coming! Um...", she quickly turns and noticed he was looking at her melting snowcone. She quickly drinks it down, and grimaced from the brainfreeze, until the mercenaries came closer. Lise then straighten's her face again and smiles warmly, despite the pain she was in "Ah, there you are." she greeted them warmly.
The mercenaries were all dressed in armor similar to what Whitebeard wore, except with less scratches, and completely covered in silver polishing. Gawain steps forwad to them "It took you a while to get here, didn't it? Um...", a particular mercenary steps out in front of the others "It's Jacob, um... I'm the bartender's kid!"

"Jacob stands at 5'7 and has a more slim-muscled frame than the other mercenaries. Also unlike them, he has very long purple hair that oozed from under his helmet and ebony colored eyes, that gave him a overall dark looking appearance. His goofy looking smile and the relaxed way he held his claymore gave him a different air than most battle-hardened mercaenaries, and his cape only added to the childish personality."

Gawain sighs as Jacob explains "Oh yeah, ya wanted to know why we were late... well, we had to do a thing I forgot yesterday. Ya see, I was suppose ta deliver a package of beer to...". The paladin cuts him off as he began yelling "You're in the presence of the princess who needs your help! Knowing that SHE was the one who needed you, you still decided to do some meaningless task as oppsed to hurrying here..." the mercenaries faces changed from a laid-back look to a on-guard/angered one... Gawain notice... and looks back at Lise. He then sighs and turns back around "Forget it, We're happy you're here: let's hope we can successfully complete this mission.", Jacob smiles again, completely forgetting or simply staright-up ignoring what he just saw "Yeah, let's do it!". His friends kept their suspicious stares on Gawain...

The paladin then replied "Yes, we can go as soon as Lise says." they all look at the princess, she gulps slightly at the sudden attention and explains "Let me change first, we can't have anyone being suspicious of our group in Neptune, can we?". A few minutes later: the small group leaves the kingdom, with Gawain sending hourly time-stamps to the castle. Along the way, most creatures stayed away from the group of killers and princess as they head north of Castiel. Above the kindgom, many oxen, snakes and snapping turtles can be seen. Small beaches are on the edges leading towards Neptune, in the otherwise grassy area. Only the man made path was covered in dirt, but was equally as smeared ad trampled because of the craetures' sudden anger... Gawain grabs his blade's hilt as he ordered "Be on guard, men. We're nearing our destination and both the animals and men here are of a more violent breed than near Castiel!", the paladin was still in armor, but wearing somewhat less to not show his alliance with the holy army of Castiel. The mercenaries were in street clothes, too, wearing their chainmail under this and still holding their clamores at their sides. Lise herself is wearing a red shirt ad bluejeans, along with a floppy, blue-hat to not get attention from the pirates in Neptune... The group continues their walk toward the port-town amd had no problem with the animals who were backing away, little did the men know, that Vitt was watching from atop the cliffs over looking the beaches there. The white demon followed intensely, watching their group closely...
Gawain sighs "This is going to be dangerous, people are alot more adaptable than beasts.", Jacob replies "We got it, dude! Just chill...". The paladin inhales sharply then replied "Alright, I'll be positive: But to be sure, let's take a diamond formation to be safe.", the mercenaries all tilted their heads in wonder... until Gawain explains "We all stand on a side of the princess: I'm in front, you 2 on either side and  Jacob at the back.". They take the formation and continue, Lise uncomfortably watches them until they get to the gate "This is too much, I know it's dangerous, but I'm not used to all this fussing over me..." she thought "Plus, I need to talk to Vitt, I..". She suddenly felt a familiar ominous feeling, causing her to stop before she crosses through Neptune's gates. Gawain noticed "Princess, are you okay?" he asks it sudden great concern... Lise quickly half-lies "Um, I just realized: we're going into a place I only seen a few times when I wos very young... it's reputation's just gotten worse over the years, too..." she explains, which is true: but her suddenly stop wasn't because of this... Gawain smiles assuredly "Don't worry, me and the men will scope out the area: We won't go far, we'l just see if something's amiss just through here.", he gestures for the mercenaries to follow, leaving her alone... Vitt quickly crawls down the side of the cliff beside the gate...
"Now we'll see if they'll cooperate!" the white demon say with a sneer "Good luck, last time I visited: they were still fighting amongst themselves!". Lise looks surprised a little "Wait, you were here before?", Vitt explains as he looks at the gates "Yeah, when I got out I visted tis place, too..". She then asks "I see, after you left hell? But, you said they were still fighting, you could see this place down there?", Vitt looks up at her and explains "Yeah, we can see everything from down there: it's easier to from hell. Only the higher-ranking demons have omnivision. They could see us wether they're down there or up here!". He crawls around her "But enough of that, looks like I'll be bored on this trip: if you go straight to the governer, everything'll go smoothly.". Lise giggles a little "You're just upset because you can't run striaght up the side of a mountain, again!", the white demon laughs "Too true I'll miss having you pressed tightly against me!". He suddenly stands and cups her small bresats "You kept me warm and toasty up there!", Lise reflextevly elbows his nose. Vitt fell back on his hands and holds his nose as she yells "Watch it! You, you cad!" she yells in a angry voice, still her voice was too soft to feel a sense of fear from. He yells back "I wasn't gonna hurt you!!! Fuck, you didn't hafta try to break my face!", Vitt suddenly crawls away as he hears Gawain and the others coming. "princess, it's safe: The pirates are were they're normally stay. You'll be safe!" the paladin assured her. Lise hides her flustered emotions as she replies "Great... but, wot took so long?", Gawain sighs "These guys started to get too excited about the new place, I had to ...remind them we were here on business.". The mercs frowned, looking in different directions.. Lise sighs, nowgetting a heavier air from the group than when they started...
They walked into Neptune and see that the streets and people were in same condition as before, the port-town resembled miami and Christmas town from it's city streets to it's beautiful beaches. The group easily made their way to the palacce, through the vending streets and by the food stands. Lise felt the ominous feeling again, and quickly turns to see Vitt crawling in the background, he easily and deftly avoided sight of everybody else who haven't laid eyes on a demon before... He suddenly sneaks a nectarine from a food stand and opens his mouth wide to eat it, seemingly dislocating his jaw.  She yell-whispers "Don't!" on reflex, causing Vitt to put it back angrily and leave... Lise wonders as she watched him crawl quickly ahead "That worked? I didn't expect it too, that wos mostly me copying ot my parents did: how come Vitt listened? It's strange, especially after wot just happened, I thought he'd be madder and wouldn't listen more than anything else..". The group suddenly stops, causing Lise to break out of thought... she looks up at the light-blue palace, each tower had waterfalls flowing though a vent inbetween the walls that went into the moat underneath the building. Though the palace gates weren't  reached via crossing over it on a bridge, rather it was simply for decoration as the pavement went straight from the castletown center and directly to the palace door. Gawain nears the gates, but is blocked by two soldiers.
The two crossed their blades, gesturing they couldn't pass. 

They both only wore 39th regiment uniforms and carried their sabres and sheathes at their sides, similar to the paladins. They also wore no type of armor, which made it very easy to tell each individual apart..

Gawain then explains "Wait me, we're on official business. Our king..." his sentence's stopped by a butler who suddenly appears from behind the opened gates "Even if you're soldiers from any army, you're not allowed to enter, unless the Governer says so." the manservant says. Gawain frowns "Come on, Mr Puffer! Surely you know what's happening...".

"Leopold Puffer stands at 6'0 tall, his demeanor and sense of dress makes him stand out in many ways from the rest of Neptune's denizens. His little brown hair he had left, was styled like a powdered wig, to fit his 1770's court uniform. His appearance was even more strange by the fat that his bright, brown eyes were complimented by his very long nose...

The paladin frowns at the stubborn butler, Leopold responds in a snooty, deep, nasally voice "Yes, but nevertheless: I can't allow you in: unless you're summoned by the Governer or atre royalty, we can't let you enter.". Gawain angrily inhales...

"Our king tried alerting you before, but nobody would pick up! I'm unaware if any of his calls got though, but this is a serious situation, we must speak with your ruler!" the paladin pleads. Leopold still replied "The land being in danger is a sad thing, but I cann'ot risk the governor's life just because you SAY you're from the king of Castiel, regardless IF I Earnest's call got through or not: I have no indication that you are from Castiel and are not here to simply mess about.", Gawain frowns, he starts to seethe until he suddenly remembers "We have proof that we're from Castiel and we even have a member of the royal family with us!", Leopold glared as the paladin wals to Lise, who looked simply like a normal, unsuspecting child who was traveling with them... "Princess, please show them your crown." Gawain asks in a calmer, more relieved tone. Lise lifts her blue cap, revealing her circlet with the royal family's insignia encrusted on it. Leopold's eyes widened "Yes, alright... Come in: Earnest's call WAS in fact intercepted late last night, we've been expecting you.", the guards stand aside and lets the group inside the palace...
The paladin, mercs and princess stare in awe at the beatuiful foyer, the huge room was filled with nobles and the outer reaches from the center were glass floors that doubled as huge aquariums that were filled with fish which were exotic to Hyperborea. The center's floor was covered in low water, but the surface wasn't slippery, further: the water itself drains back out through vents in the floor and into the aquarium. The center also was filled with desks and tables were the people worked and relaxed. Ahead of the group are several flights of stairs going to different towers in the palace, all are guarded by Neptune's soldiers. Leopold gestured for the group to follow him as he walks ahead "I will take you to the governer's room, this way.", they follow him up a long staircase, Lise looks outside the giant windows that are used as the primary source of light in the day, she can see Vitt following, but moving so quickly, only one who knows what to look for could tell he's there. The group enter's the Governer's office, Leopold backs away as soon as they enter "I have other things to attend to, if you will excue me..." he nearly reaches the staircase then looks over his shoulder "They're here...". Leopold leaves as they look at the governer's chair...
They noticed Aron sitting at the desk, he never bothers to look up at the group and continues writing something... Until Gawain clears his throat "Excuse me?" he asks. Aron looked up, his face has a dark-glare, the anger he felt from before can easily be seen in his eyes, which now have bags under them, indicating he's been staying up late for many nights, since... "What?!" he asks. Gawain glares, but keeps a calm tone "We're here for the effort of reseting nature's magic.", Aron replies in a annoyed, dark voice, though with a professional tone... Still, it was easy to tell that he didn't want anyone there as he spoke "I can't help you with that, I'm not the Governor.". Gawain arches his eyebrow "Who is?", the acting-governor replied "My sister, and she isn't here. We're not in any ways a democracy and you NEED her for this, right?". The paladin explains "Correct, only the rulers would have the mana we need to save Hyperborea.", Aron looked away from them "There's a way to make her immediately come here (Since she won't answer her phone) There's treasure she lost..". The group listens closesly as the acting-goveror explains "It was something our mother gave us, but... she lost it and began acting like a pirate since... She won't take this situation seriously, but... If you go to Azure coast and you get that, maybe it'll make her remember what mom wanted us to do?". Gawain stared "What the hell?! You expect us look for a random book?" his face changed from curious to anger after Aron finished his story "This doesn't make any sense: where is she?! What's happening in this stupid kingdom?! Where's your sister and why aren't you even trying to help us? You do know you'll die too, r...". The Neptune soldiers stand in front of the governer desk, there cutlasses pointed at the paladin... Aron scoffed "If you don't want to look, that's fine. Olimpia is in the galley with the idiotic pirates: good luck trying to talk to her.", the soldiers step forward, Gawain almost signals to retaliate.. then remembers what Lise said and backs out. The mercs follow the princess and paladin in confusion, as Aron grimaced at their direction, then scoffed "Good, they're after some old shit and I get to actually DO something. With what I'm planning: the reset won't be a problem." he thought as he continued reading a ancient book.
Outside, the group heads towards the gates of Neptune, near the resorts and hotels that surrounded Azure coast. Gawain glares as they near the first beach, filled with tourists and locals... He looks down at the princess as he asks "Are we REALLY going to listen to what he said?", Lise replies as she continues looking out towards the archipelago full off people "Yes, we have to try: I think they did have a book, at least I have memories of dad bringing me here on vacation. I remember a man named Blackbeard and his mentioning this, hearing now... at very least if it isn't here, we can ask him about it..". Unbeknownst to them, Blackbeard heard his name and pulled his fishingline out of the ocean "So ye vaguely remember, aye?" he asks. The paladin and mercs quickly turn around to see the fat man walking towards them, Gawain relaxes after seeing the stature of the owner of his intimidating voice "Are you..." the paladin starts. Blackbeard assures them as he laughs "Yes, I be the blackbeard th' princess speaks of!", Lise looks surprised at the rounded man "Blackbeard!? I didn't think I'd really see you again!". The fisherman laughs "Same goes for ye, I thought after things got worse: I'd never see hide nor hair of Castiel royalty again!", Gawain smiles "It's good that we're all acquainted.". Blackbeard turns his attention towards the paladin as he spoke "Um, the actin-governer told our princess to come here and look for a treasure: to which she believes would be a book possible to find. Would it be, is this true?", the fisherman chuckled and answers "Aye, it may very well be! People come and go back an' forth on th' beach, but none go too far from the other's ya see?! Thar's true tales of zombies and shit that lurk the archipelago, an' th' book, the treausre in question is somethin' me an' my wife made fer the kids before she died.". Lise gasps as he continued "It's a treasure to them, but we lost it a few years ago, near the pirate graveyard. Which is jus' a buncha shipwrecks farrr away from the beach. I can't remebar which one, neither do I suggest ye go: unless ye really wanna make them kids cry! Har!", Jacob sneered "Of course!". Blackbeard laughs with him "Harahar! I guess he was bein' salty to ye, too!! Go an' look if ye want, but becarful come the night!". He walks to another spot as he yells back "Good luck thar, princess!", Lise watches him "Thanks..." she says as she waves... then sighs "I didn't even say more than two words to the man...". Gawain replies "Sorry princess, but we'll have to hurry if we're to find and search the shiprecks before late.", he gestured for the mercs to come closer and walks away with them "We'll be in real danger from this point on: no more getting distracted!" he warns... Meanwhile, Vitt sits atop a tree as he looks at the sparkling water "So we're gonna listen to that jackass?". Lise replies "We have to save Hyperborea... even if it means listening to ...unsavory people...", the white demon sneers "It does suck, but at least I get to see some action when go over that boardwalk!". The princess exhales to calm herself "The zombies come out at night... it's..." she looks at her cell "12:26, we should have enough time to find something leading to it... and then we go back before 8:00!". Vitt laughs "Then you should hurry! I have no trouble seeing rotting flesh, but zombies can get scary if you're not use to seeing dead shit." his voice sounded slightly serious near the end, showing more concern for the fight than sheer enjoyment. Lise realized this and turns to see Vitt going up ahead... Gawain finally turns back around "Sorry princess, we're ready!" he informs her: the guards form the diamond-formation again and go to the Azure Coast.


They go over the bridge and into Azure Coast, the sun brightly shone down on the many beaches and ocean, everything seemed to sparkle, including the nearby hotels' windows. They inconspicuously made their way away from the crowds and yto the more quiet area of the huge beach... there: only the sound of the ocean and tropical birds can be heard. To the left, one would travel across a series of islands with ruins from a ancient civilization. The area remains untouched by modern, hyperborean hands, to keep both the history and wildlife untainted and alive. To the right were a few more moderen buildings, huts and a few food stands can be seen. But further than this, is a small island that's just under the surface of the water... many sea creatures can be seen swimming by the land bridges, some actually climb on and travel the area along side the few humans who'd dare travel this far. Many small pools can be seen in the cliffs and spires that sometime are decorated along side the many beaches, caves also are formed too, and filled with even more wildlife.. Usually, one can even here singing coming from deep inside the caves in the mornings and near the evening... Lise awes at the beatiful collection of beaches on every island, the last hint of manmade structures here was a lighthouse, but this was only because it's set high-up so one can see it for miles. Gawain looks over the ocean and grimaced at the many shark fins pacing or swimming towards the coastlines... "We should hurry, the magical consciousness is already affecting the animals here: Sharks don't usually congrgate near people this way. This is WAY to close to the hotels, we must hurry when we cross the underwater bridge thing.", Jacob arched his eyebrow "You mean this?" he asks as he steps on a rock barely covered by water... The paladin replied "I don't know what you call it, but: yeah, it looks as if this is traversable, I see a few left over beach chairs that looks as if they're sitting on water. There's a archway over there, too. I assume that might be where we're looking for..", another merc hops onto the bridge "Let's go, then!". He almost falls until Jacob and Gawain help him up... "Becareful: unlike Neptune, where they pparently did something to the water and/or the stone to make it not slippery... This is natural. We could break something or fall off into the water, where I'm too sure a shark's waiting.". The other merc adds "We might not be able to peull eachother up in time, I mean: this is slippery as hell, dude...", Gawain glared "Then we'll huddle together, if one person falls the others will hold him up!". Lise steps closer as the air felt light again between the small team. Jacob cheered "Then it's all for one...", the other mercs and Gawain finishes the phrase "and one for all!".
Minutes later, they make it safely to the shipwreck site: Which was not through the only the archway as thought... But spread out across a coast line... The site was strange as of course, the crashes were all along the side of the stonebridge's end.. As if something pulled them there. Gawain frowns at the rows of pirate ships... Jacob then spoke up "This is gonna take forever!", Lise smiles warmly, hoping to cheer them up "It won't! We already know that the shipwreck had to be recent, right? We won't bother looking at anything too old...". The paladin perks up as he sees what she's getting at "Yes, I see! If it was at least only a decade ago, then the belongings and ship itself shouldn't be as dilapidated as the others. ", the princess excitedly turns towards Jacob as he adds "Wait dude, I just realized: they're the government people and shit, right? What if they had some symbol or something?". Gawain adds "You're right! If it was thier ship, that narrows it down to all ships with their emblem on the flag or sail! Anything that's new enough to still have that, are the only one's we need to check!", Lise puts her hands together as she chimed "Then let us go!". The paladin quickly says "Sorry princess: IF there are zombies in the ships, it may be safer for you out here, than in the ships. It's ALWAYS dark in them and it'll be alot more dangerous in there and a higher chance of you encounting the supernatural...", he looks around as he continues "At least here: there's only nature... non-fatal animals, too. It'll only takes us at least 5-minutes to check all the ships we'd need to, now that I'm noticing all the ships we'd have to check.". Lise sighs "I won't beg to go, but it'll be boring out here staring a shp graveyard...", Jacob sighs "You're lucky!". Gawain turns toward him "What?! What do you mean?", the merc walks up to him "Alright, dude... There's fucking zombies in the ships, YOU just said they're probably in the dark places... None of us saw one before, so... let's at least just go in... the first one together?". Gawain sighs "Fine... (but only because I never saw one either...)", they choose a ship with a crossbones elbem and enter...
Vitt leaps onto the underwater, rock bridge! Lise turns toward him as he says "They're gonna see 'em! The paladin's right!", the princess replies "You think they'll be okay?". The white demon sneered  "Yeah... Like i said: realistically, zombies are just chunks of rotting flesh. They're more than strong enough to tear them down, if they don't freak out!". Meanwhile, inside the ship... Gawain slowly walks through the lower-deck and sees many chests and items from the palace: the stuff looked like only decorations and furniture, all the treasure chests were emptied though: revealing the crash wasn't too bad: as the passengers had time to take their belongings with them... "This has to be a Neptune ship..." he says. Jacob adds "It got all kinds of shit here... I wonder why they left it?". The paladin suggest as he turns a corner "Because they probably crashed near night: this is around the other ships, too... Where zombies would've hopped from ship to ship if they smelled them!", another merc freaks "Wh, why the hell!? You're TRYING to scare us, aren't you?!", his friend adds "Yeah! Why would you say something like THAT  while we're in here!?". Gawain explains "Because they would have no reason to quickly leave their ship if they're somewhat pirates. Blackbeard looked like he's been through alot of... shit. A simple crash like this wouldn't stop him from taking his own belongings with him, other than the fact that a army of zombies could come.", the mercs gulped until they hear labored, rattling breathing... The group turns to see a single zombie in pirate clothes, staggering to them. Gawain holds his sword up towards it! "D,d,d,don't stand down, men! W,w,we got to defeat it, if we're to search this ship!", the mercs try to answer back, but.... Meanwhile, back outside the ship... Vitt finishes a sentence "See, it's always strange to me: like... if royalty were to only inbreed, then under what conditions would a stranger be able to be considered a prince or prince...", before he could finish, a bloodcurdling scream comes from the ship! Lise quickly looks in their direction in worry, while the white demon only looks somewhat surprised... "Are they okay?! I wonder if there WOS a zombie in there?" she asks. Vitt assures her "They can handle it easily, even by randmly swinging, they can defeat it! The thing's working at less than a quarter of what a alive human would be, so...", she sighs in light relief... still thinking of the zombie movies she's seen: despite being slower, zombies always did it get at least a few or more victims... Vitt then changes the subject upon looking up at her worried, attractive expression... "Hey, so we won't get bored..." he starts as crawls around the side of her... "We could have some fun! They're fine!". He stands erect and gropes her again. Lise nudges him off but seemingly only as a after thought, after her attention is pulled away from worrying about her guards... "Vitt! We should be on guard, just in case something happens! Would you look after them?". The white demon lands on his hands after being nudged... "Fine! But I'm wasting time: they CAN do it!", he crawls away... Back inside the ship: the men backed up against a wall as the zombie staggers closer, it's flesh constantly rotting and falling off... Gawain suddenly noticed "W,w,w,w,wait! W,w,w,we can do this! Look! The things barely together and it's taking forever to get closer!", Jacob interrupts "Really!!!!?". Gawain replies "Ye, yeah, if we attack first, we win!", he charged toward the lumbering, rotting thing. The zombie notices and raises it's arm, Gawain stops on instinct... but sees just how slow it swings it's cutlass... "We can take it!" he assures the mercs and quickly chopped the zombie into pieces. The mercs get excited and join in, until Gawain warns them "Step back, I'll finish it off!". The mercs step back from the pile of rotting innards and limbs as Gawain holds his blade skyward... the sunlight's caught insde the metal, and Gawain swings down. A sunbeam fires from his blade and burns the head up... Jacob cheered "Whoa-oao-oa-oa!! Dude, what the hell was that!?", the paladin informs him "Everybody in Castiel knows some form as magic. The paladin Academy teaches this to all intermediate recruits." he finished somewhat proudly. Jacob replies "I, it's like our shit! We know how to erupt fire out of the ground and shit, even if there wasn't nothin' there!! But we kinda learn it ourselves..", Gawain starts back searching as he gave his opinion on the move "Yeah... it's a magic move that mercenaries learn easy, too... It's almost a instinctual thing, like what's happening to the animals now, if I can became a mercenary or you guys become paladins: we'd eventually learn each others magics." he then says "Let's keep searching: if we find the book, we might be able to leave immediately before more zombies show up!". Jacob and his friends run up to him and help search... A hour later, they emerge from the wreck...
Lise excitedly waves "They're safe!", Vitt sneers "I told you they took care of it! Zombies are basically rotting retards!". He quickly backflipped away before the others notices the shining, bright white thing beside her... "Princess, we didn't see anything.." Gawain informs her in disapointment. Jacob adds "We're gonna split up and see if we can find anything.", Lise replies "Wait... this might sound crazy, but: I do remember them refering to the book as a treasure and that X marks the spot... While you were in there: I remember being told that the book wos made of phosphorescence.." the men gives her wondering stares until she explains "Glow-in-the-dark material, that they use for toys... That's wot father told me. It's material is shaped into the family-crest: the cross bones like with the ship's flag... If we wait until it's night, it'll be easier to find. ...". Gawain notices her voice sounded unsure of what she was about to ask them, and then finished her suggestion "You want us to wait until 8:00 and find the book? But there's going to be more zombies, then...", Jacob and his friends' eyes widened... The paladin sighs "We'll do it: we fought a zombie in there, they're not as terrifying as in the movies... If they were, Neptune would've been over taken by now!". Lise looks up at him as he finished "We'll wait! But we can't let you stay out here all day!", he walks away "Come men, we'll book rooms for 10 hours at most... I'm sure none of us have the money for a entire night.. We'll just bide our time until then!". Jacob cheers "Sounds cool to me! I always wanted to chill in a luzury place before I get ripped apart by zombies!" he ran ahead... as Lise watched them in worry... Later, that evening... Lise watches them leave the hotel from the outside, all the tourists were in for the night, leaving her and the others to be the only humans still outddors in the dangerous area... "Vitt? Do you think I wos wrong?", the white demon replies from the hotel wall "What dya mean?!". She explains "They're doing this because I suggested they look at night: and it's plain to see they're afraid, even Gawain can't hide it. Maybe we should just wait until tomorrow?", Vitt crawls beside her, being sure not to be seen by the people inside the hotel "No, it'll take longer and ya don't want this to drag out any longer than it needs to: if the shit was any worse, people couldn't even chill right here at the edge of Neptune. Hell, the animals would be in it before long!". He looks at a orca whale's fin swimming near the beach... "You need to hurry, or everything's gonna be fucked up, soon...", she looks down at the white demon... his skin somewhat glowed from the soft-light shining from the hotel... "Vitt, would you take me to the wreck site? I want to look, too..". The white demon sneers as he looks up "Any reason I can get for you to ride me!", he picks up the princess gently and sits her on his shoulders "Hold me, as TIGHT as you can, Lise!" he warns. She squeezes around his neck/chin area, being careful not to rest on his horns... Vitt took off across the beach, the sand seemingly only making him faster upon him leaving the grassy area, rather then tripping him up! He easily gets across the water bridge, without slipping once... Lise awes at the trip that took a good 10-20 minutes, being done in less than one. Vitt slides to a stop and gently places her down... Lise looks at the row of ships... "They have to be searching the 5 individually, it's safe to assume they didn't check the first again...", Vitt crawls in front of her "They wouldn't double-check the place??". She explains "It IS dark in the wreck, they might've figured they would've saw the glow in the dark book before and decided to look in the others..". The white demon then suggested "Then we'll check the one they already been in, so I won't get seen!", they suddenly hear a loud collection of moans.
They turn to see a small army of zombies trying to stumble in their direction, Lise gasps softly "They really do come out at night!". Vitt crawls forward and laughs "Don't be afraid, Lise! Hell, if ya bought your sword, you coulda did this yourself!" he sneers. She looks around "I guess they made it safely... I only see more zombie parts everywhere..." she says... then gets nauseas from the sight... Vitt warns her "Look away if this makes you sick, don't breathe in hard either: it's a smells so muuch worse than shit!". He rushes the zombies, they swing randomly, and slowly as he leaps high over one, then swished his pointed tail through them, easily tearing of theire heads and stomping them. They turn in his general direction, but Vitt too quickly and deftly maneuvers around the undead and tears them to pieces with his tail and claws, deadman's blood sprays everywhere, causing Lise to turn away, despite worrying about the white demon's safety during his reckless fight... Vitt easily stabs through the last zombie and ends it's undead torment... He then shakes off and jumps in the water, to ensure all the stinking blood and innards floated away, piranha and other smaller fish come to eat the dead flesh that floated off, but tried their hardest not to bite into the demon's skin... Vitt crawls up upon the water bridge and shakes off again "See? It's easy!" he happily says. Lise looks at him "I see... you make them look like nothing...", he laughs "I told you, it's easy for you guys, too! Gross as all hell, but easy!". She then tilts her head "I've been meaning to ask you, how DO you do that? I mean... stretch your tail?", Vitt proudly elongated it beside him and stood up... "Most of our tails are longer than they originally looked, we can extend them during a fight if we need to. There's a few off us that're retarded or actually born with short tails, because their bodies were made for anothre form, where a tail would be in the way...". She replies "Ah... so that's why..." she stares at his tail that was a little longer than his body, seemingly... then asks "So it's a normal thing for all demons to have tails? Like for us to have arms and legs?". Vitt replies "Yeah, I've only seen a few without them, but if it has a tail, horns and wings: it's a demon, you don't see anything like this normally, right? ...Except dragons!". Lise then reminds the white demon of her wanting to help, as his tail suddenly retracts back into place "Coincidental... But now, let's hurry and see if we can find their book!", Vitt sneers after you!". She walks besides the demon, who crawls after her.. then they both climb into the wreckage of the first ship the others searched...
They walked through the broken ship, looking at the items that were left over, searching for a glowing object... Lise searches over the leftovers objects on the shelves and floor "They must've left everything that wos frivolous back then... There's alot of expensive looking stuff here.", Vitt replies as he carefully crawls beside her "That's what the others were probably thinkin'... then again, they're probably not here because they see that they left this much here, and figure that they wouldn't of left the book here if they wanted it.". The princess adds "True. I have to think they either didn't see the book here, or they overlooked it because it wosn't glowin... Look!", she suddenly points at a glowing X. They walks to it, Vitt crawls opposite of the princess and partially onto the dilapidated wall "This is it, right?", Lise replies "It has to be!" she kneels slightly and brushes the small pile of sand off the glow, revealing a book with the family's elbem glowing on it. She grabs it, but a zombie hand suddenly grabs her leg. "Aaaah!" Lise let slips, but Vitt quickly rips the hand upwards out of the ground, revealing a rather huge, zombie... or at least what used to be a muscular pirate. Vitt easily chops off it's head and stomps the brains out. "Now let's hurry! We gotta see the asshat in the palace!" the white demon sneers, Lise looks at the deadman's blood and dirt on her bluejeans' pant leg... "Y, yeah...". Vitt smiles at her, assuring her that he wasn't going to let anything hurt her, which she caught onto and was somewhat relieved.. They leave the ship to find the others outside talking... Gawain instinctually turns to see Lise. Vitt notices the men before he emerged from the ship deck and had let himself fall backwards, back into the hull and crawled out into the ocean waters... "Princess!" the paladin exclaims in utter surprise, the mercs turned in shock, too... Gawain ran to Lise and helped her down from the wreckage "Wh, what are you doing, here!?" he asks in fear and confusion. Lise smiles warmly "I couldn't make you blokes go yourselves, and not help. So I decided to search, too! And look!", she holds up the filthy book. Gawain stares in surprise "Y, you found it!", Jacob adds "Wait, that WAS her screaming then!?". The princess' happy expression turns wry as she explains "I might've seen a zombie, but I'm fine!", Gawain sighs in relief "I'm glad you're okay, but please don't do that again!". He grabs the book "But now we can see the... Acting-governer and... maybe find the real one!", Jacob adds "Yeah, we probably wouldn't be able to find her with all the other pirates in the bar and shit, I mean if she's dressed like them: we wouldn't know which one was the girl, maybe he'll call her over!". The paladin agreed "Yeah, let's hurry!", they immediately travel back into Neptune...
A few minutes later, the group makes their way to the palace. Gawain excitedly knocks at the door, the new soldiers who were switched from the daytime guards, stare at him in curiosity because of his un-professonalism, rather than being suspiscious of the paladin's action. Leopold comes to the door and yawns, now wearing footie-pajamas... strangely... "What is it?" he asks sleeply. Gawain and the others are a little surprised at this sight, nevertheless: the paladin explains "We found it!". Leopold's eyes lit up a little and stands aside "Come in, come in...", the group enters the palace, now it's dimly lit with electric lights, but seemingly: everybody's going to their bedrooms or doing leftwover work before turning in, now. The butler adds as the group comes in "Aron should be happy to see this: I'll tell Master Olimpia in the morning, too... She's sure to be back by then.", they follow the butler to the acting-governer's room as Leopold further says "She's usually gone for almost 24 hours, but comes back frequently, more than it would seem to most. It would be difficult to find her now, so it's a smart thing that you came here, first!". Jacob proudly smiles until the butler stops them at a door "Wait here, and give me the book..." Leopold instructs. Gawain hands it to him, and the butler enters the room... The paladin looks downat the princess "You did it! We'll probably get him to agree if this soften's their hearts.", Lise replies "Yes, I can see it now: he'll probably call the gov'ner and whatever's going on here would clear up over some reminiscing!". The others smile too, until they here some yelling... Lepold walks out of the bedroom with a saddened look on his face, but he immediately straightens out to a neutral, emotionaless face like before "Aron is... uninterested in the book: I suggest you come back at at least... 9:00AM tomorrow, there, then maybe you can have a different effect on Master Olimpia...". Gawain takes the book back "Alright, thanks..." he replies, almost wanting to pat the man on the back, as one could tell the sadness in his voice as compared to the excitement from earlier... The group goes outside... "Well, I guess we're staying at the inn.." Gawain says. Lise tilts her head in curiosity "Wot? I thought you guys booked a room in one of the hotels near Azure coast?", the paladin and mercs droop over, their shoulders slumped down as Jacob explains "We wanted to, but nobody has the money!", another merc adds "The prices are SO much higher than we thought they'd be!". Gawain looks away in embarrassment "I'd probably have enough for one day there, without putting a dent in my savings, but: I didn't expect we'd have to stay long here: I left most of my money at home.". Lise wonedrs at them and asks "Then... how did I get a room?", the paladin turns completely away and says "We didn't have enough money to book rooms separately, our wth our combined money: we got you a room... fpr about...3 hours. Even if you were to go back, they'd kick you out soon... unless they knew you're a princess..". Lise sadly smiles "Well, let's all stay in the inn! Thanks for your gestures of kindness, but don't spend every cent you have on me, again, alwight?", they uniformly answer "Yes princess..."
The group goes to the inn near the ports, laughter and fighting can be heard from the pirate ships near there... Lise turns in that direction, as the others go in the building... Gawain notices the princess still outside and steps back out to talk to her "Um, princess... you're not...". Lise looks up over her shoulder "Yes, we're so close: if we see her now: we can resolve this now.", Gawain smiles wryly "But princess, it'll just be another few hours: surely you're tired, right?". She sighs "Yes... We walked all the way here and to the shipwreck, even the small nap I took at the hotel wosn't enough. I am tired... maybe... I..." she looks into the water... Gawain looks too. They both see a orca fin come up over the waves, and sink down just as fast... blood can be seen floating to the surface. The paladin then says "You're right, we could check: but please stay here!", Lise looks up "Wot if a pirate comes to the town, while you're there? I'll be safer with you blokes!". Gawain sighs "Princess, you're such a tomboy...", he walks next to her "Fine... only because stuff's happening faster than we thought: orca whales aren't even indigenous to Neptune, the magical conscious is drawing in animals and creatures that don't live here, too... Imagine what could happen to Hyperborea and the rest of the world, if everything gathered up here..". Gawain alerts the others of Lise's order and they walk to bar at the end of the dock... Many pirate ships can be seen along side the long, creaking wooden bridge, it spands out in different directions to different stands, selling food and curiois looking items. The pirates nd ne'er-do-wells there seem to take very little interest in them, becasue of the armed, trained fighters. Gawain ad the mercs kept their gameface's on, as all men there were in fact trained killers, this kept most from trying to fight them... Until they get into the bar...
In there: many pirates, thieves, killers and many other criminals are drinking, fighting and laughing. It was hard to telll what excatly was happening in the cluttered, broken down area. Despite it being deteriorated from the fighting and aging, the place was well lit and it was easy to see everywhere inside the bar. Gawain steps in front of the group and says loudly "Is there anyone in here BY THE NAME OF OLIMPIA?!!" he ends up yelling over the noise, a few pirates give him dark glares... until one particular one steps up from the crowd "Aye, wos it to ya?!" he growled. Another pirate backs up his captain "Ya better not back up now, Captain Gerald doesn't like pussies!" he taunts in a whiny, but fierce voice... Gawain steps up to Gerald...

"Gerald stood at 6'2 and is quite muscular, his pirate clothing consists of a red-and-white striped shirt, covered by a blue jacket with coattails, his pants seem to be black, baggy jeans, too. He has a parrot on his shoulder and and a huge, floppy brown and reddish mustache, to compliment his look, too. The pirate though, wore something that seemed strange for anybody on the seas: he has red-lensed, pince-nez glasses on, that completely blocks out his eyes.. Last but not least, he wears a pirate cap, with a jolly-roger emblazoned on the front of it."

Gerald's crew also wore striped shirts and all had the same styled elbem covering their hearts via on their uniforms or a actual tattoo under it. The pirates drew closer as their captain did, ready to fight..

"We only need to find Olimpia, we have no other business here" the paladin informs him, trying to stay in front of the princess... Jacob realizes this and stands by Gawain, his friends do to, creating a wall in front of her. Gerald laughs "HARHARHARHARAHAR!!! Everythin' that happens here, be me business! Her business, your business: everythin'!!! So if ye want to see her, or even git outta here wit'out bein' eslaved into me crew: ye better put up a good fight!", Gawain readies his blade, despite his slight uncomfortable feeling in the bar: this was a lot easier than fighting zombies... He and the mercs take a fighting stance, until a strong voice echoes over the bar. "What do ye think you're doing, Gerald?" Olimpia laughed at him as she finished asking. The pirate captain turns around "one of yer business, ye bile eating, bitch!". She stomps to him "They ask for me, right?", he stomps to her "Yeah, but everything in this here bar's all mine! Including your suitors and ye, yourself!". Olimpia kicks his teeth, and easily flips him into a barstool! His crew circles around her "Ye'll pay for that, ye seawater smellin' sow!" one yells, they all charged at her at nce. Gawain and the others could only watch as Olimpia easily beat them back, via dismembering limbs or giving them deep gashes. Jacob and his friends drooled as her moves seem to resemble a mercenaries, the destructive and boundless offensive was the reason Lise knew to bring them: the slight similarity that may be in both their ways of thinking and fighting, might cause them to realte to each other.. Olimpia finsihes off the last crew member, the crowd laughs and jeers at gerald and his men and surround the crew, ready to tar and feather them... She walks to the Castiel group "So, wot do ye want, ye bilge sucking sea rats?".
Gawain sighs in relief and from the excitemnet, then explains "We're here to ask about the your joining in reseting the magical-conscious?". She arched a eyebrow "What be that? I only heard of it being some worthless legend.", he then explained, sensing she was acting from the concern that crept from her tone... "It's a situation where creatures of all families come from around the world to destroy Hyperborea.. It's because we have the most magic here and... this is where they can actually develop a sense of what's happing to them. Like being farmed, harvested and eaten..".  He then holds up her book "Um, we asked the acting-governer where you were... but he said to only find this, so...", she cuts him off "Mother's book?!" she exclaims in caring, surprised voice. Some of the pirates turn before they were all completely stuffed through the back door, ready to tar and feather the pirate crew.. Olimpia notices and turns, regaining her strong tone "Wot, if ye have a problem with me voice: then come and get yer limbs cut off, ye can here me chortle over yer body as it holds up my coffee table!". The pirate leaves with the others, she then turns back around to the group "Where did you find it?!" she asks agin, losing alot of her angry, strength... "It was in your ship: um..our princess found it!" Gawain says. Olimpia looks at Lise "Princess?" she asks, Lise lifts her cap, revealing her circlet...
Olimpia then suggests "Let's go outside...", everybody does... they stand in front of the hotel, where it was the most quiet: everyybody was getting in bed already, and the only sounds were of the ocean waves and Gerald's crew being tar and feathered on the dok far away... "Is it you, Lise?!" Olimpia asks, completely dropping her pirate gruffness, and revealing her slightly spanish accent. The princess replies "Yes! I'm so happy to see you again!", the governer smiles "I never thought I'd see you: from what I remembered: your dad barely wanted us to play together because we were a bad influence!". Jacob and the mercs laughed as Olimpia continues "We were! Well...he might've meant me: I've always tried to make her be a pirate with me!". Gawain laughs too, until she suddenly says in a harsh, but none threatening tone "Wait, what about you: paladin?! Why am I finding out that YOU let her look in a wrecked ship by herself!?", he stuttered as she stares at him "Uh, uh, um... We got her a room! I thought she'd stay!". Lise giggles "It's okay, my adventure was safe enough, and you have your book, now!", Olimpia smiles warmly... somewhat scaring Gawain... "Yes, I thought it sunk to the bottom of the sea... So I never even thought to go back... ...So Aron sent you after this, right?". Jacob replied "Yeah, but he wasn't excited to see it at all..", she explains with a irritated look on her face "That's because he uses it as a excuse... or a means to get rid of people. While he could simply lie and get people to leave: he at least send them after this as if they died on his order for no reason, it would make him lose his position rather than one dying to serve the royal family. I...", she sighs in anger "I'll take care of him when I get back: I didn't like my job before, I still don't: but I'll... I'll take it seriously now, Aron would run this place into the ground if I wasn't here at least once every few hours.". Gawain replies "It's a good thing we didn't wait to search!", she turns towards him again "Yes, this book's bring back so many memories... I... I'm going to try again, after I kick his ass... I mean!" she looks at Lise... "Teach Aron a lesson.". She walks away as she says "I'll call the inn to get them to give you free rooms, I'll be back in the morining after fixing things at the palace.", gawain waves "Thanks!", Lise waves too "Can't wait for tomorrow!'. Jacob sighs "It's cool, but... Why not get one of the hotel-resorts to give us a free room?", his friends nodded, agreeing with his comment..

The next morning... Vitt wakes up at 5:48... he uncurls his tail and climbs atop the inn "Shit... Olimpia pretty as shit: but I can't talk to her AND she isn't gonna be kickin' ass anymore... I don't wanna hang around for the boring goodbyes thing, so...", the white demon leaps off the building and lands in the streets, quickly crawling towards the beach "I'll go fishing! I just realized I haven't tried alot of the shit that comes here!". He stands on the street/path over the beach below, nobody was around at this hour... "Damn... the place really IS laid back! At least here: the castletown had people up before even I got up..". He turns his back towards the water and let's his tail nlongate and dip inside "I'll have time to catch something before anyone gets up...", Vitt thought, thenlooks over his shoulder to see fish curiously swimming around his flickering tail. The white demon doesn't notice the green demon watching from below... it bubbles up and slides onto the boardwalk and oozes towards him, then forms into shape. Vitt notices the thing from the corner off his eye and quickly turns to see the green demon "Tuareen! Let me guess, you're here for the same reason?!" he thought aloud.

"Taureen the green demon stands at 5'5 and has a humanoid shape similar to Vitt, except it was that off a overweight male human, simliar to Airios and the white demon he had ebony horns, eyes, claws and talons. The differences being that his horns being bull's horns and is nails being a more squarish shape. Furthermore, his tail was that of some kind of beast, a wolf if one must guess and his see-through, green-skin shows his ventricles and sinews, veins can be seen also pumping his black blood through, his stomach can also be clearly seen, it bulges out into different shapes, resembling bones and other parts of living beings."


The white demon crawls back slightly as the garbled, way too friendly and bouncy voice of Taureen replied "Of course, Vitt! How could you leave your family behind?!". The white demon glared "We're not family, you butthole!", the green demon laughed "Of course we are! See? This was always your problem: you were always the worst, so you hated nice guys like me!". He quuickly whipped at Vitt with his wolf tail, the white demon tries to dodge, but trips at a instance. The tail almost splits him in half, as it came down at sonic speeds, but Vitt quickly rolls away. It stops before it cracks open the ground, making a sonicboom. "Stop that Vitt!" Taureen yelled and tries to whip him again. The green demon watches his brethren as he thought "He's too fast, but not as energetic. Still, I'm getting too tired chasing him around, so...", he quickly whips again. Vitt dodges and glared at Taureens' innards... "If I could get close enough to strike, it'll be easy! But he's so gooey, I'll need to make sure it's a clear strike!" he thought, until the tail whips toward him again. Vitt flips over it, but slips in something. The white demon catches himself when he falls, and sees Taureen has dripped some of his body on the ground, it had decompased enough to be slippery, but still had some of it's glue-like hold in it... Vitt gets up, but is quickly hit by the tail. He falls backwards and is sat on by Taureen, the white demon tries to struggle loose, but the gelatinous, grotesque demon was too heavy to squirm from under, ven worse: his gooey body kept Vitt from being able to wriggle loose or attack as he needed. Taureen laughs inanely "Now you're gonna come home with me! Hahehahehahehahehahahehahe!", he starts stretching as Vitt wriggled more... the green demon then explained "I heard what you did to Arios, so... I'm gonna bite off your arms and stuff, so you can't fight back when I drag you to hell!". He opens his mouth, which droops open to 2ft long because of his lack of a jaw he slowly hovers over him, aiming his wobbling, canine filled mouth down towards the white demon, Vitt then thought as he wiggles and squirmed "Dammit, I have no choice! I gotta put everything into this next move!". He suddenly pushed his arm up his gelatinous buttcheek and grabbed his pelvic-bone, Taureen laughs "Don't touch!" and whips Vitt's face hard. Vitt angrily elogates his tail at intense speed, but barely pricks open Taureen's heart from behind. Taureen comes down at his chest instead to bite it open, but another rush of adreneline causes Vitt to snatch the bone, making the green demon's spine to un-align, weakening his well-being. This in turn makes his body less snot-like, letting Vitt's tail finish it's trajection-path and tears Taureen's heart open... black blood pools up inside Taureen, making him turn black... The white demon eases from under him as the body loses it's stickiness and jelly-like quality, then stares in horror as the slime oozes to him "Come... back... you... turd... ...", he bubbles into nothing and begins to disintegrate. Vitt kicks the body into the water "Damn you, dumbass! Why do you like being in hell?!" the body turns into black mist and evntually into nothing, unable to even pollute the water.... Vitt shakes the gelatinuos pieces off his body, making it break into mist like the rest of it...
Meanwhile, Lise gets up... "That sensation... it wos so creepy, so forboding... but it's gone. It's different from whenever a monster or another demon comes... I can tell when Vitt's gone or when he's watching me..." she thought as she gets out of bed and puts on a pair of the inn's complimentry-slippers "He's gone though... I wonder where he went?". She sneaks outside and carefully walks down the path leading to the gate, until she sees Vitt crawling t her, shaking slime off his tail... "Wos there another demon!?" she ask in a soft gasp, Vitt answers in a sad voice "Yeah...". She tilts her head as she notices his welts, and a few burns where the slime was pressed against his body... "Wos another one of your brethren?", Vitt replies as he shook the last off "Yeah, apparently they're going to send all my family after me...". She almost reaches out to hold him upon hearing this and his saddened tone, but backs away in some fear... Lise felt comfortable around him, but still: she realizes she only knows he escaped hell and is being hunted by his own kind... "Um... why is this happening? I mean, I don't understand your home... but... your own family would try to bring you back?!!". Vitt replies as looks up "Yeah... we're not close exactly, after they pulled them out of me, we all went our separate ways, they only know I spawned them because of the feeling they'd get near me: I don't think they would recognize we look similar or have the same colored horns and junk...", she starts to feel hurt somewhat at hearing this from demon... but snaps out of it as he suddenly does a huge backflip into the ocean.. Lise turns to see why...

Olimpia walks up to her, her face has a slightly shocked look as the princess was still in her pajamas. " What are you doing out in your pajamas?" she asks, Lise smiles wryly "Um... enjoying the sunrise!". The princess then notices... "Wait, you're up already, too! And in a very pretty dress I may add!", the governer blushes slightly, until the Gawain, Jacob and the others suddenly burst through the inn's door. "Princess!!?" the paladin yells... then notices her safely standing in front of Olimpia "Oh..." he says, trying to hide himself... The governer laughs "It's okay, it's not like I haven't seen a man in his pajamas before! I mean, it's not like you're naked: right?", Gawain looked away "N, no... but I've never been ...like this before any woman, save my mother...". Jacob adds "Me niether! What were you girls doing out here? Going on a drawers raid?", Olimpia sighs "Not in my dress, besides, they're almost always unwashed..."

"Her governer's dress is red and fades into scarlet, it looks more like a ballroom gown and has diamonds studded about the collar and shoulder areas. Olimpia herself, has her long, brown locks revealed. They curl at the ends and reaches down to the middle of her back and drape over her shoulders. This is a testament to how much hair she's actually has, as her hair's pinned up, but still's much longer, long enough to even hang despite this."


The men stare in curiosity until she shook her head "Forget it, since you're all awake now...", Olimpia starts "I'll tell you, I came to check up on you guys and to look at the ocean one last time... I'll have to bury myself and alot of...". She looks at Lise's innocent face, then sighs as she says "Work... alot of work when I take this seriously. But I can do it.". Gawain walks to her "I'm sure it won't be that bad, governer?" he suggests, she smiles as she turns towrd him  "Thanks, but nobody can lie to make it better...". She then looks at Lise again "Tell king Earnest that he can count on me to help with the magic-conscious thing: I just have to get more of a flow through me: I know how it works, and building up faith from the citizens is important to this.", the princess smiles warmly "I know you can do it! I mean, you kept doing your dream and kept everything afloat here, once you put 100% in, you'll have more than enough magic to help out!". The governer replies with a light blush appearing on her face once more "Thanks, I shall try to repay your faith in me.", she walks away "Please call me whenever the others are ready.". Lise calls out as the governer leaves "We will!", Gawain waves "See you there!". Jacob peaks from behind the inn door "She was cool, man...", the paladin agrees "Yes, well: let's change into our clothes and get oyt of here, before the streets are busy again.".
A hour later, the group was heading back to castiel: Gawain has just finished explaining the details of the mission to Earnest... the king seemed a little upset at his daughter being left behind at a few points, but none-the-less: happy she's safe and the mission was accomplished. "Dude, I still can't believe how cool you were with that first zombie!" Jacob punches gawain's arm, the paladin proudly replies "It was nothing, except what I learned! I more amazed at you guys, though: you were trembling before, but I believe you destroyed more than I did!". A merc laughs "Yeah, we didn't wanna get all scratched up and turn into zombies, too!" the other merc bites his friend's helmet "Grrr!". The guys laugh, unnoticing they were walking ahead, leaving the princess in the back with the white demon... "So we got one more kingdom..." Vitt says, Lise replies "Yes, then everything should go smoothly..". The white demon smirks "We'll see!", he says in a unsure tone. The princess laughs "Stop trying to be mysterious! Everything's going smoothly so far!", Vitt replies "True, it'll probably go smoothly in Augite, too!", Lise giggled "Then wot's the problem? It's not like hell, right? Everything's better up here!". The white demon suddenly swerved in front of her "Hell! Is that all you can talk about!?" he snapped, Lise stops abruptly... her expression changed from laughter to unsurety "W, wot? You always..." she asks but drifts off in fear. Vitt explains, in a somewhat angered tone, but his voice never getting too high, as to not alert the others "Stop asking questions and talkin' about it like it's nothin'!!! I had enough of it, I'm still seeing those asshole's faces, I'm STILL GETTING NIGHTMARES! Stop it, I hate it!" the white demon angrily and swiftly turns and crawls away up the side of a cliff... Lise still stares in the direction he was in: In spite of her being somewhat upset having never been truly yelled at before, and being unsure how to take it.. the princess was more so curious as to why Vitt reacted that way. Especially when he seemed so calm about it before..
That afternoon, the group reached Castiel castle. The reception was warm and joyous, other paladins kept the people away from the princess, their comrade: Gawain and the handful of mercs that were with them... Inside the castle, the men kneeled before their king "You've done well." Earnest happily, yet calmly exclaims. Gawain replies  "Th, thank, your majesty! It was a pleasure serving you and the kingdom, and travelling with your daughter.", Jacob spoke up too "It was for us too, dude! I mean your majesty!!!". The king then sighed and adds in slight annoyance "But, I did find out that my daughter was left alone on a few occasions, other than what was needed. You will not go on the next venture, take your normal work time to reflect on your error." he finished giving out his light-punishment. Lise instinctually admitted "Wait, I'm the one who wandered after them!", earnest gives her a warm smile as he explains "True, but they must be ready for all situations. They must realize this, but don't worry: I'm sure they'll be ready to do a better job next time?" he finishes off in a question. Gawain bows again "Y, yes your majesty! I will use this time to better my ability!", he leaves... Jacob and the mercs lay their faces on the ground "U, us too!" he yells. Earnest replies "Then I will call on you agin, to see if this is true..", they quickly leave as Herbert explains "With this... there's only one more kingdom...". The king replies "True.." he then looks toward Lise "Now, that you've had your first taste of a ruler's questing: are you willing to continue?". She replies "Of course..." she wryly smiles "It wos tiring but fun!", Earnest smiles "I imagine so..." he then takes a slightly more serious look as he warns "The next kingdom: Augite is directly a enemy of Castiel, if you still decide to go, remember this will much more dangerous than just outside of our kingdom and Neptune..". She smiles, trying to spread some of her confidence to her parents... Who's faces gave hints of worry now... "I know, I shall becareful in who I choose to accompany me and will stay close by my guard once I go.". Earnest looks only slightly relieved  as Lise turns to leave to her room... Olivera looks at her husband as the princess exits "How could you let her go there? Neptune was dangerous, but the violence was random: there wos no hate there... But this place will have animosity specifically coming to her if they realize she's our daughter!" she explains angrily. Earnest turns toward her, his face was completely different from his confident looking expressions before "I know... I know...  I'm already doubting my decision: nevertheless..." he looks away "I already planned for a ...wild paladin. While he may not be as strict as Gawain, he's as loyal and IF anything goes wrong, there's no doubt he'll protect her.". Olivera sighs "Nevertheless, i can't relax unless she decides not to go, or the event has already come and gone...", she suddenly stands... "I'll check up on her, too... she seemed upset...". She places her device in her throne and leaves, Earnest looks up at her in curiosity "Upset?" he thought aloud... 
A minute later, Olivera catches Lise in the indoor garden, on the way to her room. The afternoon sun shone down on the many flowers, butterflies and bees that inhabited the room. A maid can also be seen watering the plants as needed, the plants got the correct amount of sunlight, too, because there's no roof to this room. It also was a central point to many halls, towers and bedrooms in the castle... The queen raises her voice slightly "Lise, honey...", the princess turns to see her mother "Mother? Wot's wrong?" she ask, tilting her head. Olivera replies "I could ask you the same thing: I noticed your expression whenevr the attention wosn't directed to you... Did something happen you couldn't say aloud there?", Lise looks surprised as she thought that even her mother wouldn't notice her feelings-up until now: nobody else could tell what she was really thinking, that IS how royalty are taught to act... "No mother, everything wos fine. It wos scary at some parts, but they all protected me.." she says... The queen tilts her head "Are you sure? None of them did anything unsavory, right?", Lise's eyes widened "N, no ma'am! They were all perfect gentlemen! They evem spent every cent they had to make sure I had a room and everything! And they were going to sleep on the ground!" she explains this a little louder, scared of possibly getting her protectors in trouble for nothing. Olivera sighs "Alright... I see you're telling the truth, but you're not comfortable with telling wot it really is: ...wotever it really is, remember, you can tell me about it, okay?". Lise smiles happily "Yes mother.", Olivera smiles warnly too, and leaves... But, her suspicions of something going wrong were correct: Lise was worried about Vitt, while he acted  calm about it, it was obvious that the demons coming for him was worrying him... As Lise got clean, she wondered if he acted out because of his demonic nature or shuld she apologize for saying anything...

Early that night, Lise sleeps soundly in bed: It is easily possible for Hyperboreans  to accomplish feats other human races can't, but being out for so long took it's toll on her, as a book about Augite can be seen on her bedside-table: indicating she attempted to read about the land in hopes of learning how to appeal to them. The girl slept soundly until a pink demon swooped in and snatches her out of bed. Lise woke up from the sudden gust of wind and painful, tight talon squeezing around her slender torso. She looks up of what looks like a giant bird's leg leading up to the pink demon flying her to the top of the castle tower. The demon lands on a flatter area on top of the castle and keeps it's talon wrapped tightly around Lise's mouth... "I saw Vitt talking to you!" she starts "He's risking getting struck down to keep outta hell! But I know if I use you to get him, I'll be fine!". The moonlight revealed the entirety of the pink demon, as she removes her talon off Lise's mouth, and keeps the other over her body. She then laughs "If Vitt can avoid Divine Punishment THIS long after talking to you though, maybe I can have a little snack!", she opens her mouth, preparing to eat off some of her face... when speak of the devil Vitt climbs over the side of the tower "Capricork!" he gasped from crawling so fast: the white demon wason a castle town wall, but had saw her from afar and sped there as quickly as he could..


"Capricork the pink demon stands at 5'4, and has the shape of a humanoid similar to her brothers, except of course being female. She also has ebony eyes, horns and talons. The differences being her horns being goat horns and her nails being the same shape and size as the long sharp talons at the end of her bird legs and feet. Further her tail's a fish tail unlike the others, and her black wings are feathered instead of leathery. These features in and of themselves aren't enough to scare away some people from the thing that looked like a teenage girl, but... her dislocated mouth's bottom jaw let loose her writhing, quivering beak on the end of a flesh-pink, veiny tube, the beak itself opens up slowly, revealing many rows of fangs inside."

Both girls were surprised when Lise is suddenly snatched away: via Vitt sliced the pink demon's leg and snatched the princess away in one stride-motion. She limped a little, but quickly slapped him with her heavy, scaly-tail. Vitt fell and almost dropped Lise due to the sudden, grating impact. Lise's eyes widen as she started to fall face first, despite being brave enough not to scream in Capricork's face, almost falling to her death nearly made her yell, until Vitt grabs her  and wraps his other hand around her mouth "Are you trying to get me Divine punishment?" he jokingly asks. Then quickly crawls into a window as Capricork circled to that side of the tower, he ran through the castle halls, carrying her under his arm but being careful not to bump her head as he quickly ran from all windows and sat her down carefully "Don't foolow! She'll eat you without a second thought!" he warns. The white demon then quickly crawls out another window, Lise can hear the flapping and whipcracking sounds outside.. She hurries to a window and sees Vitt crawling up the side of the castle, with Capricork slapping her short, yet thick, sharp tail at him. Lise gives chase via going up the tower stairs, and looking through windows until she foud them again, Vitt;s unnaturally facing the pink demon while hanging on the wall like a spider. Everytime Caopricork whips her tail, he easily leaps to a different spot... looking for a opening as she could easily swoop at him and scratch and impale him... Lise suddenly notices "W, wait! She's not following through?" she let's slip after seeing Capricork's tail ease up after missing, Vitt explains as the pink demon whips at him again "She's only trying to break me..." he dodges "...but she doesn't want to risk divine punishment either: her attack immediately slows up before it hits the wall. She's trying not to do what I did, like the others tried!". The pink demon yells "I don't have to slow up if hook into ya stupid face!!", Vitt quickly crawls away as Capricork swoops at him. She then chases him up the side of the tower, Lise gives chase as she ran upstairs to the highest point... Then looks out a window to see them disappearing over the top, black blood and mist can be seen spraying everywhere.. a snatching at a screaming sound can be heard too. The princess, too curious to wait and see, climbs out the window and carefully sidles along the frame, then sees a few bricks lose from the wall... Lise climbed up the same path the same path Vitt took to get up there, and reaches the same area the pink demon took her. The sight she sees is Vitt sitting on Capricork's back, strangling her. But it can easily be mistook as him violating the pink demon: thanks to the screaming and violent struggling.  Vitt holds her neck tightly, while Capricork screams and thrashes, attempting to throw him off, but he breaks her neck and quickly stabs his tail through her heart... Black mist sprays from the corpse, Vitt turns toward Lise... "! Wos she one of your bretheren, I mean... your sister?" the princess mistakenly let's slip,  only just remebering Vitt's uncomfortable with this situation. Vitt sadly replies "Yeah... she was the last one...", he picks the princess up bridal-style to carry her down "It's sad too: pink is my favorite color..." he says as he drops off the tower with her..
Vitt lands on her bedroom window's ledge and hops back inside, he site her down carefully and heads back to the window, without saying anything... Lise then starts "W, wait..." she tries to ask him about his situation, when Vitt suddenly says "Lise... I'm sorry...". She gasped as the white demon apologized, never turning around to look her in the eyes though "I... was scared back then. When I broke out of hell, I didn't think they'd send anyone after me... so... I have no idea what'll come next...". Lise covers her mouth as this was coming from something dubbed as evil... "I shouldn't of got angry... I remember that happening alot in hell: I'm not saying I'm perfect.... it's just when I wanted to get away from it, they'd always drag me down... Beatings, screwing with your head, rape and hunting you down... They'd always find you, no matter what corner of hell you'd hide in. And you'd wake up to them doing whatever heinous thing they wanted... I... I don't know how or why: but... I never got used to it... I always tried to get away, but they'd find me... I always thought things could be better, they'd try to beat that out of me... Again I wasn't perfect: but i never wanted to think that's all there was... So there was alot of stuff I didn't do, it reminded me of when it happened to me... so I stopped wanting to see it... I didn't mean to do that to you, and make you felt even a inkling of what I did..." Vitt explains... his voice was lower... but not laid-back like normal, it was scared... you could hear shuddering in his words. Lise gasps again after he finished, it was strange enough a demon apologized to her: but the fact he could even know something was wrong about his existence and wanted to be better, even the fact that he never seemed to go for dominance as demons normally do or revenge... The very fact that he could understand treating-others-the-way-you-want-to-be-treated was surprising, even if he didn't know what he was saying... Lise walks up to him "...I'm sorry too, Vitt..." she starts, he looks surprised, but is unable to turn around "Why? ...you didn't hurt me... even back then: I was just barely holding it together before I yelled...". She replies "Be that as it may: you already seemed... umcomfortable with everything... I shouldn't have been so casual about it.", she then hugs him from behind. Vitt's eyes widened as he he also hears Lise say "I'm also surprised you cared that much: you're not only hear to see if a bloody fight will break out, are you?". The suggestive comment of doubting his demonic intentions, causes Vitt to snatch forward and yell over his shoulder "Wh, what are ya talking bout, y, you cow!!? I'm only waiting to see if Castiel's gonna end up warring with Augite! The whole Neptune thing was just me biding my time!". He leaps onto the wall and crawled outside... Lise giggles at him trying to save face right after he said what he did...
The next day, the princess cleans up and gets ready for the day... She steps out into the courtyard as thoughts about Augite swirl in her head... then she notices Vitt sleeping on the wall, he wakes up as if he could sense her too, but quickly drops backwards as earnest comes up "Good morning, my princess." he greets his daughter. Lise half-smiles "Father, please don't say that: it sounds like you're talking down to me..". He laughs "But you literally are my princess!", he then straightens his face and ask "But I can get seruious: Wot are your plans for Augite?". She smiles as she explains "I'm going to spend today looking for the right fighter, then go tomorrow: giving them more time to prepare, instead of going immediately, and expecting the person I thought should come to be able to leave on a moment's notice.", the king seethed "Yes, I heard about WHitebeard's attitude..." he grits his teeth... Lise notices the change in his previously chipper tone, too. "Father, please don't punish him, he really did have a job to do!", he sighs after hearing this "I guess... but as for you...", his voice got calm agin "You'll not only take a fighter of your choosing, but another paladin, too, okay?". Lise smiles warmly "Okay, father. I understand. But you needn't worry so much..." she starts, contemplating on a lie why he didn't eed to: if Vitt went with her again, no earthly being could actually hurt them... But her thought was broken by a butler requesting for the king "Your majesty, how should dress the ballroom?" he asks, as he bow, Earnest drops his accent and replies "Let me see what you have so far...". They leave, leaving Lise alone... She then looks over the wall as she thought "Time to look for a fighter, I have no doubt that Vitt would come too: especially since father forgot to give me a escort this time!". 
Lise excitedly exits the castle, no guard stops her as they assume she's out to work and everything else was taken care off... Nobody notices the princess as she quickly slipped into the dark alley ways, away from the sunlight and others' eyes... "Today, we're looking for another gurad." she explains as the ominous feeling quickly surrounded her... Vitt crawled down the side of a wall "I know... and this time ya want me to choose them?", the princess replies "I have a idea of wot kinda fighter it'll be... but wot did you think?". They head outside the castle-town and into the countryside, which was easily accessible via the town gates. "To tell you the truth: I've been there before, they're so shitty that it probably won't matter. I don't think they'd care!" Vitt explains, Lise replies "Then the fighter would simply need to be someone who can easily deal with the creatures there...". She looks towards the sky as she thought outloud "Father's making me bring a paladin, mercenaries would probably get as mad as Gawain did with the pirates: the magic-knights are really proud from wot I learned.", they stop near a farm as she continues "there's many different types of warriors to choose from, but their mindsets are all too similar... The only differences are the Archers...". Vitt replied as he crawls ahead "If we never need to fight a human there, how effective are simple arrows on a monster? Hell, even if they used magic, it probably wouldn't affect them much..", Lise smiles "I now, which is why I settled on Wizards!". The white demon turns around "Wizards? ...Um...", the princess tilts her head "Wot's wrong? They'e all magicians there: everybody has magical-abilities in Hyperborea, but Augite's the only kingdom that has a law speifically saying to practice it, it's mandatory so a fellow magician might appeal to them, or... simply be affective against their creatures.". Vitt looked away and crwls forward a little "Yeah, it's true that they could help...". He turns back around... not looking up at her... "But, I wonder how much good it'll do? Do you even know what a wizard is? A mage... or even a magic-user in general, is?", Lise replies "Someone who practices magic? They rely on it more so than others, like me being able to use it, but it's by no means a normal thing for me. Magic-users would have full control over it, though...". Vitt looks up at her with a serious look "Wizards are simply tools we made!", Lise stares in surprise "W, wot do you mean by tools?". The white demon stands up with a sneer on his face "Think about what magic does: it manipulates the elements. It's alot different than using a oven, flipping a light on or using water to bathe... It's literally twisting natural elements to bend to human's will... You're literally forcing unnatural circumstances.", the princess replies, stepping back from Vitt... "I, it happens all the time... Wot excatly are you getting at?". The white demon explains as a creepy smirk stretched across his face "We made it! You couldn't easily fix anything with magic! It's demonic, it's something WE made! By no means can you naturally do anything thatmagic can! It's supernatural because WE created it! All that bullshit about magic being used for good, is simply a mask we made to hide that you're warping Earth everytime you cast a spell! Think about it... It's the same as if a dead body gets up and dances or grass suddenly changes it's very DNA makeup to combust into fire! It's not suppoose to happen, its evil no matter what you want to think, it's almost like what's happening now!". Lise's eyes widen... Vitt then turns and falls on all fours again "Magic's evil, you can use it now and nothing'll happen. But, don't depend on it to help you in this. It's great that a paladin's coming too..." he finished in his normal tone.. Lise then asks "I, is it really safe?", the white demon replies "Depending in who's using it: just becareful how much it's being used when you choose a wizard: we might actually need one by now, but EVERY time they cast a spell, they're also pissing off the MAGICAL-conscious... like humans are.". Lise stares in shock-yeah... the name gives away what it is and why Vitt warned her: by now it might actually be too late and magic's needed to face off against the supernatural. But the warning did serve to tell her to becareful on how she conducts her mission... Lise sighs... "Alwight, I'll only take one wizard and I'm sure they'll be very careful..." she assures him. Vitt looks over his shoulder "Alright... I'm saying this all for your own benefit: Magic looks cool as shit, which why we told you guys how to use it! But... in this case..." he gives a sarcastic smile...
Lise giggles nervously until she hears a voice "OMG!! Is that the princess!?" the princess looks up to see a witch looking at her! Vitt quickly backs away behind a farmer's house, as Lise speedwalks to the girl "Um..." she starts "Would you please not be so loud? I'm here on a recruiting mission.." the princess kindly explains "I can't have people knowing wot's happening until everything's decided!". The witch's eyes widened "Really?!" she grabs her own mouthand repeats in a lower voice "Really? That's so cool!". Lise replies smiling warmly "Yes... luckly, I don't think anyone ele heard you, the farmers must be in town around this time... Um...". The witch replies excitedly "It's Beltane Ostara! But you can just call me Bael!", Lise replies "Wot a pretty name! Um... You're a magic user, correct?". The witch replies "Of course! In case ya can't tell from my uniform!" she then aims at the sky, a small explosion of fire suddenly erupts out thin air. "See!?" she proudly says as she turns around, Lise smiles "Great! Then I'll need your help with the Magical-conscience venture!". Bael steps back "Th, the magical-conscious, I, I, know all about that, but... I never thought the kingdom would end up depending on m, me!", Lise smiles wryly as she tries to assure the girl "It's okay if you don't feel as if you could do it..", the witch interrupts "I can! Lemme just tell everybody I'm going first!". Lise calmly follows the witch who already ran off to a small cottage nearby... the princess looks up at Vitt as he watches from a mountain side..

The white demon watched as Beltane goes inside the cottage, voices can be heard excoiedly from inside... The witch then hurries out with a two tailed cat black beside her...


"Beltane Ostara stands at 5'6 and has a slender build, her hazel-brown eyes seem to be contrast with her syringa-colored hair. Her happy, laid-back demeanor also seems to be in contrasts with how witches are seen in some media. There's not much else to see, as her build's and cup-size are hidden under her long, black robe. Her true height's mysterious, too... as her hat comes down a little onto her hair, though she may be only a little taller than the princess, give or take a inch. Last but not least, her hair's in pigtails which flails whenever she casts magic."

Beltane cheers "See?! She just asked me to go!!", the cat then replies "I see... Princess Lise: it's a honour to meet you.". The princess smiles warmly "It's a honour to meet you, too.", despite smiling, Lise is now somewhat afraid after haering what Vitt said: this sight would only be amazing under normal conditions, but a talking cat with two tails... and the other unnatural looking creatures started to make her a little uneasy now. The cat then asks "So, you need our Beltane, then?", the princess replies "Yes, Augite's very dangerous, and most of it's people and creatures are solely based on magic: we'll need someone who knows about it... Honestly, Beltane seemed to be perfect because of her rather fearless reply to my request.". The witch blushes as she turns toward the cat "See Master Jasmine? I'm perfect for this!", the cat sighs "Alright, but becareful. Beltane is not a ...mature... no... a over pwering wizard. She IS a master and was mature enough to learn everything AND teach magic herself. It's just that she's... very... exciteble, as you put it.", the witch droops over, her expression changed to slight despair... "Master, you made it sound like I'm reatrded or something...". Jasmine turns toward her "You just need to relax at some oint, despute having control over magic: a calm, cool mind is needed too...", she then turns back towards Lise "But I have no doubt she can get you there and back safely!". Lise smiles "Me niether: I feel like I can trust her!", Beltane cheered "So I get to go!?", the princess wryly says "You'll have to be checked out by father first, um... maybe act a little more ...less eager?". The witch smiles, assuring she knew of her overly exciteable nature "Don't worry! I'll behave!". Jasmine then adds "While you're gone, I'll be teaching your students. Try to get back safely, too. Don't just watch after the princess...", Beltane kneels down and hugs the cat "I will! You're so noce master!!!". The cat stares in annoyance as the girl squeezes her tightly, then casually walks back in the vottage, annoyed, despite caring grearly for her student...
Beltane then hops up and faces Lise "Oh, um... can I tell my brother, too? He likes adventures and stuff as much as  I do!", Lise keeps her wry smile as she says "Um... sure: but he'll have to be calm during the look-over parts, too...". The witch cheers "He can be! Let's go get him!", she skips away... Lise follows as Vitt's words echoed in her head... she looks up to see him following along side of them, on the mountain side... The fact another wizard would be coming too and unnecessarily using magic, was now stressful: there's no telling what would happen there, much worse: now that they had to bring magic to counter it-the eventual result could be horrific. The princess was suddenly surprised at Beltane's chipper voice interrupting her thoughts "There he is, Max!", a smaller wizard turns toward them, behind him: the wooded area was somewhat frozen. The ground under him was iced over too "What is it, Bael?" he asks.

"Max Ostara stands at 5'4 and has a chubby build, similar to his sister: he wears a black, slightly bigger robe and wears a pointy cap. Unlike her, his size was due to love of eating snacks... or anything in general. The boy also has brown eyes and has purple-lilac colored hair, it's really fluffy though and doesn't flow when he casts a spell."


Beltane skips to him and explains "This is the princess!!", the fat-wizard almsot pushes his sister aside as he stumbled forward "Your majesty! ..." he starts... but sees her similar colored hair... "Awww, she just looks like you.. Bleeeh!". Beltane smacks him with her wand "Don't bleeeh to the princess!", Lise smiles wryly "It's fine: I know not everybody likes me or would help with the cause...". Max arched a eyebrow until his older sister explains: "She's asking us to go to Augite with her! And you just said you don't like how she looks!" ...she then yells "Hey wait, what did THAT mean earlier!!!?". Max laughs "Nothin'  but we get to Augite!?", the witch quickly brushes aside the last insult too, and replies "Yeah! To help with the Conscience thing!". He cheers "Alright!!!" ice flings in the air and snows back down as small snowflakes... which looked pretty, except to Lise who was now a liitle disturbed: it felt like spring and was warm... so yes: this was unnatural and something she never thought of before... 
Later, the princess takes them to the csatle... uneasy of how they'd act as they were giggling and laughing the entire time. But, they somewhat behaved well enough to pass: and were permitted to come... so the next day... Lise excitedly leaves her bedroom "I can't believe they actually got pass father, they were so goofy up until then: I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing, though..." she thought, until she notices Vitt hanging upside-down by his tail, which is wrapped around a decorative ridge that goes along the garden-room's walls. The princess notices no one else's in the room, as they're all either working or preparing for her trip... She then looks up again at him "You sleep upside-down?" she asks in a soft voice as to not alert others that maybe nearby... Vitt replies in a sleepy, soft voice "No... I used to all the time in hell, but assholes kept chasing me, until... It's better to sleep in the fetal position...". He finished this sentence with his voice gradually going from tired, to it's laid-back, smooth sound... he then does a aerial-saumersalt onto the floor and crawls beside the princess as she walks to the throne rooom "You know why, too..." he finished. Lise thought about the other night, but out of curiosity, still asks... "That means you're more comfortable here? I had no idea you were sleeping that way...". Vitt replies, never turning toward her "It's okay, ask anything... I freaked out last night: but I realized that my brethern are probably the only one's that realized I was missing... There's nothing to be afraid of...", Lise tilts her head in curiosity and then asks "So everything's safe, now?". The white demon scales a wall as they near the throne room "Yeah... Augite should be fun!" he suddenly says in a relieved tone, a small, smile of calm suddenly etched onto his face. Lise was unable to see this, but could tell how he sounded less afraid as he talked about hell... Then enters the throne room...
She then was surprised to see several people already talking about Augite, Earnest and Olivera notice Lise immediately too, and both were equally surprised to see her. "Lise? I thought you'd still be asleep, or at least only getting ready by now." her father says. The princess explains "I couldn't sleep well and got up early this moring...", she then asks "Are you all going, too?". Olivera replies as she signals to a small group of paladins on the red carpet leading to the thrones "No, our responsibilities are too great for us to both leave, though me and your father wish we could. But we DO have soemone who is sure to be helpfeul on this venture.", Earnest adds "Yes, Captain Lancelot is a very capable paladin, who'll easily defend against the Augite's magical abilities, along with Beltane and Max.". Lise turns toward the paladin, his armor was the standard issue for all others: completing his stereotypical look... But his eyes seemed as if he wasn't paying attention to what was going on: it was as if, depite him bowing to Earnest in respect: his mind was elsewhere... "Thanks for this opprotunity, your majesty." Lancelot replies in a slightly deep, way to calm, voice... The king smiles "After seeing your records, you desrve the chance, and you two...", Earnest focuses his attention on the wizards standing by, alert "I heard you two outside the castle walls...". Beltane, Maz and the princess look surprised, until Earnest laughs "It was interesting to hera a bout of ...(ahem) Yo mama jokes, despite you both being siblings... I hope you use this energy against any monsters that may impede the quest.". Beltane smiles in relief "Ye, yes sir! I mean, your majesty!". The king smiled warmly "One last thing, are you ready for your possible treck through the desert, my daughter?", Lise smiles "Yes, father: I have a change of clothes ready... But I didn't expect to be going this early, so..". The king replies "Then they will wait on you: hand and foot until you are. But i expect great results like last time.", he then turns toward the others "Now begone.".
Later, Lise quickly changed into a Wisteria colored t-shirt and a long saffire-colored skirt, she again wears a over-sized blue hat, to cover her circlet in case her legibilaty was questioned, and leaves outside the castle. There, Lancelot, the wizards and 3 other paladins were waiting for her at the castle town's gates. Lise walks to them, and catches Lancelot's attention "Princess, ya ready to go?" he asked with a sneer. She replied "Yes..." she notices the other paladins and a strange object in one's hands "Um... wot is that?" she asks. Lancelot replies "Somethin' for gettin' across th' desert, hell, we can use it now if ya want!", Lise sheepishly replies "I rather walk, until it's not possible. It'll feel horrific if I'm not even wqalking and you guys do all the work...". Lancelot laughs heartily "Hahaha! Good answer! I like a tough princess!", he turns toward the others "Well, let's ship off men! And lady!", Beltane cheered "To Augite!". 50 minutes later: the group reaches the area north of castiel.
This time, Lise notices that the path's even more worn... Animals have randomly went anywehere they please, and the carcasses of prey were half-eaten and left out in the open in some areas. The group's destination went west of here, pass Neptune, and towards a natural bridge that breaks off from the fjord that makes up that area. On the other side of this rising bridge, is a canyon pass that's hugged between two mountains, on the other side, the apth leads to the actual canyon. The bottom's many miles deep, and slight-fog barely obscures the fact that their's a river rushing below... Ahead of the group are a series of a broken field, connected only by creaky bridges, Lancelot steps out ahead and signals for the paladins to come close "C'mon men, there's jackals and raptors around here: don't dare let 'em lay a hand on th' princess!". Lise then asks in curiosity "Um... I've been meaning to ask, Lancelot: You, nor your men are dressed for this? Are you really okay?", Lancelot smugly smirks "Yeah! I know ya wanna seem friendly to the natives, but I'll proudly wear my armor everywhere! I earned this position! Plus, we ust askin' fer help: surely those idiots ain't stupid enough to attack us because of that!". Beltane walks beside him, her robe's sleeves are rolled up already and she places her hat back on her head: as she was fanning off with it, before... "I agree, Lancelot! Let's kick some butt!" she exclaims. He looks down at the witch and replied "No, you an' yer brother step back: You're still kids, even though you're workin' as royal guards. Only fight when ya have no choice.", Beltane steps back in curiosity: they were semt on this mission despite their age, but Lancelot seemed as if he really didn't want anyone to actually fight or place themselves in danger... The group's easily able to cross the canyon without a problem, the creatures stay away from them, and only watch... Mountain goats can also be seen as they watched the humans cross their territory, but made no moves to protect it. Most of the group assumed it was because of the amount of humans that were traveling across the canyon, but unbeknownst to them: the white demon watching kept every creature from getting any closer to the them...
They walk into Augite and see that it was still as busy as it was before, though the outpost and airport seemed more... peacefuul, as compared to what they would see later... Lise exclaims as she looks around "This is exciting! I never been here before!", Lancelot laughs "Prob'ly because your dad's enemies with this damned place, of course he wouldn't bring his only daughter, here!". She then replies as she notices the relaxed nature and feel of the area "Yes... but he wos still worried before I left: if he really wos that scared, why ket me go now?", the paladin explained as he took a few steps ahead "He believes you can take care of yerself, but there's somethin' up about the heart of th' town!". Beltane runs up beside him "Is it filled with dangerous, dark-magic wizards?", Max runs up too "Is it teemin' with mosnters?!". Lencelot smiles warmly, which looks slightly disturbing considering his personality "Awww, ya think it's that simple: that's why I wish he didn't send kids here: ya can fight, but what ya about to see ain't some simple violence that ya probably get used to, or even already seen... Aww shit... c'mon, ya'll see.", the group follows Lancelot into the town...

The princess and wizards awe at all the electric-signs and billboards that littered the streets. The city streets resembles Los Angelos and San Francisco's red-light districts, this is mixed with the many casinos and bars that makes up most of Augite. Few buildings made of sandserve as homes for the civilians and are mostly in the alleys and backstreets, like before: there's a very few buodlings that are dedicated to selling food, clothes and water... there even fewer for furnishing and buying homes... While a small handful of people modestly dressed for the hot days and freezing nights: it was normal for men to only steriotypically wear baggy pants or jeans and turbans and go shirtless, while females all wear belly dancer uniforms and a small few wear hijabs... Only the older people wear clothing to protect themselves, for even the boys only dress in pants and the girls were all half-naked.. Lise wondered at the sights "It's hard to beleive this was behind the kingdom's wall..." she thought out loud... Beltane stares at a billboard as Max asks "What's up with that sign?" he points up to a stripper-club's neon billboard: which dictates a naked woman waving at passer's by. Lancelot sneered "You'll understand in a minute, now let's hurry: the king's waitin' for us to get back with the princess.", they head towards the castle-town as they caught evil glares and/or leers from the denizens that noticed them.. The group enters the castle-town walls...
Lancelot suddenly gestures for everybody to stop, a cold-murderous glare, creeps across his face as he look into the magic, bustling area... "See that shadow?" he asks the other paladins.. They stand next to him, Lise peeks around the guards to see many shadows of pteradactyls gliding over... Beltane looks at Lancelot with concern "Maybe they're feeding them? Like with ducks at the park or something?" she asks hopefully... Lancelot answered "No, I hope it were that... But the magical-conscience is already greatly affecting this town...", he then turns back toward her "But it aint gonna hurt to be sure: We don't wanna barge in and kill someone's excitable pet. Ya'll guard the princess, me and the men will ask around...". He and the paladins go into the castletown, meanwhile... Beltane and Max start talking together, leaving Lise alone... Vitt crawls off a wall "So, one more area and we're in the sultan's place!!" he says, Lise turns towrd him "Yea, we're so close! This will be the last ruler!" she exclaims, but keeps her voice low, so that the others won't hear her either. She then looked at the wizards laughing and playing "Um... Vitt, about earlier... when you said I could ask anything... I didn't, but... I think I should've asked earlier..", the white demon crawls forward a little... still listening closely as she asks "I also did some research about hell... Hades, Gehenna, Sheol... there's all kinds of places for the dead to go to... and not all of them are judged on whether one wos good or bad, so... um... Wot if there were good demons??". Vitt turns around as she explains "I know you didn't encounter any: but some people could have simply be sent there because they were dead, there could be more demons like you!?" she ends her theory in a question, as Vitt seemed slightly annoyed... He then stands and quietly, yet angrily explains "No, there's a reason it's Hell: I'm the ONLY one who'd probably be here talking to you so casually.", Lise replies "Your brethren aren't like you, but.. How do you know? Wot makes you think that?" she asked, somewhat in disbelief. Vitt explains "If ANY other demon came out and found out they wouldn't get Divine punishment right away: they'd e like Capricork was, or worse! They could befriend you... no they wouldn't stop there: they'd get everybody on thier side and manipulate them to destriying each other! Or they could be just fine with manipulating you, just so they can see the trust broken from your eyes when they rape or tear you apart! They'd be setting up all kinds of shit, gettin' revenge on people who don't know they even exist, or using everybody they possibly could! Hell really is the worst possible place you can go, it's a miracle I'm even here now that you've siad that!", Lise stared in shock at the many things she never thought of before: especially since she was trying to summon a demon before (but was lucky enough to have Vitt stop her). She then asks "H, how do I know you're not manipulating me, to get wot you want?" the princess yells, but in a whisper that's much lower than the wizards laughing... The white demon smiles mischievously "Because I already got wot I want!" he grabs her small, soft breasts and squeezed, Lise bops him on the head "Stop playing around so much! The others are coming back!". Vitt's eyes widened as he quickly leaps onto the wall and crawls backwards, up the side... 
Lancelot laughed as he enters the arch way, connecting the town and castle-town together "Everythin's fine, princess! We can get through!" he explains. Beltane and Max immediately ran by him, Lise notices scuff marks and blood on his face... "Lancelot, wot happened?!" she aks in worry. He chuckled as he turns to lead her through the area "I asked someone, what's up. And he got mad because I'mma Castielite. So, I set him down for a nap...", the other paladins laughed too as she asks "Wot!? While I don't like the idea that you knocked someone out: someone really attacked for your asking a question?". The paladin replied "Yeah... I don't know why: we're jus' askin' fer help... I don't know what's ev'rybody's problem.", he walks away.. Lise follows. The group enters the castle town, a single home can be seen it the neighborhood there, as well as a magic-school and a mall. Another district can be seen on the other side of the massive building, but Lancelot steered far away from the area... seemingly to avoid something worse than what was seen in the raea before this... They then get to the tower gates, two knights stood guard, but only snickered at them as they passed through... indicating that they assumed the visitors weren't a threat and weren't worthy of even being searched. 
The group now nears a long bridge, one would assume it's a half a mile long from the length of it. Yet, Lise easily sees a paldin at the other end of the bridge, the knights only watched the him as a oldman seems to be having converatsion with the man... Lancelot arches his eyebrow at the sight, as their conversation couldn't be heard from their: it was strange as he would assume any talk they'd be having would be loud and violent like with his... Lise then asks "Is that a paladin? His armor looks like Castiel's, but it's gold? I thought that was only reserved for the head-captain?", Lancelot replied as she watches "Yeah, it is... That nut probably got the gold-plating thing on his armor. Look like he has horns, too and some kinda cape?", he then explained "I have cistoms shit on my armor too... but it's just my name engraved and crap... nuthin' big like that! I wonder why he's just chillin' here, though?". The question was answered as they neared the two... "You shall pay for your insolence, Mark!!" the oldman yells. The paldin replied as he shuddered "N, no, you will, shall! ...Wait, how did you know my name!?".
The oldman raises his arms "The great Eugene knows all, for I am under the direct overflowing power on the Great Dark Sultan!!!"

"Eugene stands at 5'4 and seems to be in his late 90's, his ebony eyes are focusing in on Mark and seems to be filled in anger at the thought of him even coming there. His white hair was kept neatly in his cap, which resembled a papal tiara, which matches his papal regalia... which is strange considering where he's living and the what he's doing.."


Eugene summons a small, black cloud that surrounds his small, feeble body... Mark starts to shudder horrifically, and finally ran away "You'll pay for this!!" he yells as he leaves. Eugene laughs to himself, until his cocked, veiny eyes notice the group coming up,.. He leered as Lancelot looks up at him "I guess this guy's th' guard dog??!", Lise watches the gold-covered paladin run away "He looked so scared, I hope that comment didn't mean he'd be back... One has to at try not to shale so, if he's going to try fighting someone...". The paldin with her leered at Eugene "True, that's why we're gonna take down this guy: unless he let's us through.", the old wizard glared at him...
"How dare you come here with such audacity!!! For that, you shall die immediately!" Eugen yelled, he raises his arms again... Lancelot prepares to fight... until Don's deep, voice echoes over them "Eugene: stop this. Let them come up to me.".  The old wizard laughs confidently and stepped aside "Heheh, the Sultan himself shall deal with you, fools... This will be the last mistake you ever made!". Lise stares at him, wondering if a trap was set up... Lancelot though, walks in... the other paladins, Beltane and Max follows, Lise does too, but is unsure as she has no weapon in hand, having forgetten it again. Inside the lobby, the black walls kept the arae much darker than it would be normally: only the lights from the unnaturally purple and blue torch fires, illuminate the room. The only other light source, is in the center of the room and trickles from the doors and staircases leading out of the room. A wizard approaches the group "The Dark Sultan is waiting for you." he warned, step into this light, and you'll be immediately taken to the throne-room." he instructed... Lancelot glared at the wizard, who wore a hood so huge: that only his sneaky, red eyes can be seen... The paladins then steps into the light, Beltane and Max follow... Lise looks at the light in fear, she was the only one without magical training: is this was a trap, she'd be the one in the most trouble... She then notices Vitt, he can barely be seen in the darkness... only the purple-blue light shows half his face and his giving her a thumbs-up: indicating that the light-the portal in the center of the room was safe. She then steps up onto the center platform, via Lancelot helping her up... And was quickly pulled up the top floor, Lise could see the other floors as she was taken upwards through the tower: and only sparkles from the magical area obscured her vision somewhat as every activity was seen in a quick flash, before she appaers on the top floor ith the others. She holds her chest... "That... wos...", Max cheered "COOOOOOOL!". Lancelot sighed "Relax a little, kid... We don't want to excite any of the murderers in here...". They all refocus their attention from the ride and to Don, who was sitting on his throne: watching them from a yard away... he face can only be seen via the two torces burning with purple fire on either side of him. The group steps into the throne room, Odin turns toward them as they crossed the purple-carpet... Don's rottwieler growls at them in a low-tone... Lancelot has his hand at his side, in case a fight broke out during this moment...
Don stares at the Casteilites "What do you want?", the paladin smirked confidently "For you to join us in th' magical-conscience thing!". The sultan glares "Yes... that... I know all about it...", his expression gets darker and more evil as his mind went into deep thought... The paldins stare as the moment suddenly tenses up, Beltane steps back... Max dies too, but holds his wand.. Lise watches the room... until... Don suddenly says "I'll help you.", Lancelot laughs in relief "What the fuck, man?! Ya had us scared ha'f ta death!". The sultan's eyes widened "I did? Oh...", he realizes "I have a bad habit of glaring, even if I'm not even mad...". Don then smiles... which didn't look happy nor comforting, but gives the feeling he was trying to convey that he wasn't tying to be threatening... "I want to help with the reset, it's something I've been senseing for years now... But I was afraid that our kingdom's would never make a effort to stop it... so I did nothing. But now that you're here: I'd be glad to help out!", Lise replies "Thank you, ...um..." she starts, her voice signalling for his name... Don laughs "Oh yes, your paladin's so forward, I didn't even think to introduce myself: I'm Don, the Dark Sultan." he holds his hand out towards Odin... "And this is the caotain of the magicc-knights and the entire royal army: Odin.". The bodyguard bows as Don then says "We will be accompanying the Magical-conscience reset whenevrer we can..." he explains in a unsure voice... Beltane runs up to him "You're SO nice! I thought you'd be all scary, especially with that deep, sexy voice!". Don laughs "True... I might seem scary, but in all honesty, everything I'm doing is because I'm told to: if you heard of Augite attacking castiel, it's something my parents want, but not me myself...", Max ran by his siter and asks "Wait a minute! So you LOOK scary and SOUND scary, but you're just some guy?". Lancelot sighed "Shut up kids... It's sounds stupid, but people'll get annoyed if you tell them how you think they look 'n sound and shit...", the sultan laughed "I'm not like that!  I get that I might come across as terrifying, because of other nations' distrust in me... But it's just because my father looked this way...", he looked away from the group "Yes... that's what they say... they all say I look like him... I assume he looked so evil because of the heinous deeds he did...". Don then faces them again, with a upset look in his eye "But I'm different, Earnest killed him while I was yet a baby. I have no memory of him, nor the desire to keep what has happened alive... I want to start my rule anew: not start where my father left off!", Lancelot smirked "So ya agree then? No shit or anythin' ya comin' later?". Don assures the group "Of course.. How could I want to destroy a kingdom full of people that may think I'm sexy?", Beltane blushes and steps back into the crowd, Don's expression then changed to a wry smile "There's only one problem, you see... I'm to take the throne soon. And it requires that I go through a trial... to be brief: I'd need to help out before this happens or...".
Poison suddenly appeared in the room!!! The Castielite's step back as she laughs "It's time, it's time!! The exact hour! You must come and fulfill your fate!"... she just notices the others in the room "I assume you brainwashed them since they're all in one piece?". Don replies "Mother, there's no reason to be on guard all the time. They were just askin...", she interrupts "Oh they don't matter, if they aren't dead now, they'll die later! For right now,we shuld start before the witching hour passes amd you must wait another year!", she rises her right-arm as Don yells "Mother, wai...". Her, him and Odin disappear in a flash... Only his dog is left, and his expression now seems very upset and worried... It tucks it's tail, lies down and whimpers sadly... Lancelot glared "What the HELL just happened?!", Beltane replies in a frantic tone "W, we have to stop her! It's what Don was gonna say: He has to do a trial to become sultan, bu... it takes three years of utter darkness and being separated from the rest of the world! We CAN'T get him out once the withing hour's over!". Max adds "The tomb in the Augite Desert: but we'd probably never make THAT in time!", Lancelot glared "Yes we will! She came before it started: she seemd to excited about it to cut any corners and risk him not getting in that tomb!". He then yells "You two, take us to the tomb! We're gonna try and make it before the witching hour's up!", Beltane starts toward the trickle of light flowing from the portal that took them there "Then let's go! It's only... 11:50 right now, we could make it if we douse for the Agate Tomb!". The group rushes to the light, and is warped down... The workers and wizards there watch them curiosly as they rush outside...
Lancelot glared "We're kinda running at a decent pace now, but the desert's gonna be a bitch!!", Max replies "We cpuld make it easy! The Tomb's far away, but if head straight forward, ... we should get there before 12:40... but that's if we get oyutta the city before 12:00!". Lancelot smiled confidently "Good, it's tight but that's better than what I was thinkin'!", Lise tries to keep up but stops as she sees the remians of Mark. Before, she watched fights and sometimes looked away... Though,the most she's seen was the already decaying zombies and the clean slices done by Olimpia... But the mangled piles of intestines and and bones was too much for her... he quckly turns away and gives a small scream... Everybody turns around, Lancelot noticed the sight and quickly steps to her... "Princess... I'm sorry you had to see that... if it's any correlatio' to you... I'll keep ya safe at least...", she looks up from her hands that werecovering her eyes... "I, I'm sorry, it's just there... so sudden.. and...". Lancelot holds her hand... "You shouldn't have ta see that in th' first place... I promise, th' rest of this trip's gonna be okay, don't be scared!", she blushes slightly as he finished "Look away, I'll lead ya out safely! And across the desert!". Lise closes her eyes as he leads her far away from the pile... Beltane closes her eyes as she ran, too "Why the heck is THAT there!?", Max explained "I guess that creepy lady got 'em? She acted like she was gonna explode us, too!". The group hurries through the city and back to the gates... Unaware that Vitt was following closely, ever since Lancelot grabbed Lise's hand: the white demon wasn't even paying attention to where he was, almost being spotted by civilains that happened to look in his direction. Luckily, his speed made him seem as if he was only a white blur: something people wrote off as someone casting magic or something they imagined seeing... Vitt angrily climbs the mountains overlooking Augite's gates, and watches as the group instead heads towards the desert which was east of the entrance into the city...

The group enters Augite desert, it is burning hot from the midday sun, the sand there was too deep to run in and had to be walked carefully across... Luckily, few sandpits and sinking-sand areas where scattered across the desert and a few palm trees can be seen growing there... They carefully look around for a minute: railroad tracks and a ruins of pyramids, sphinx and other Egyptian looking monuments can be seen... Though the tracks weren't particularly from Egypt: they seem to run into some of the buildings and towards different directions stretching out too far from Augite... Everything that gave any hints of being man made was buried under the sand completely or partially as seen by the buildings and destroyed materials scattered everywhere... Beside this, there were many cacti scattered across the desert: some of which were the feeding grounds for bees and huge hornets... Aside from natural dangers, there were also a handful of cacti that seemd to be able to move, but only made their attempts to capture prey once their backs are turned. Lancelot grimaced at the many cactus monsters, who're pretending to be normal plants... "Al'ight, everybody! Set 'er up!" he said. The paladins set up a palanquin and run to a end, Lancelot grabs the 4th... "Git on, princess! I would hate myself and so would ya father if we made ya walk th' desert in this hot assed sun!". She almost resisted the invitation... But realizes it would be rude to the paladins who carried the thing here and she really didn't want to walk the desert as she couldn't breath easy in the heat... Lise sighs as she walks in... "Um... thanks Lancelot, but this is a bit much..." she says sheepishly. He laughs "Ha! You, ya dad and motha are all th' same! Earnest hated to be offered a ride on these things! But, ya got watch ya health, too!", he then focued on the wizards "I'd git ya kids on too, but you're th' guards! While we carry this across, you 2 fight off th' creatures! We wouldn't do too good anyway, seein' as we hafta runa aroun' ta fight the monsters!" Beltane smiles, but her expression easily suggests she only wishes it wasn't so hot... "You can count on us!". Max cheered "Yeah, we'll get 'em!", Lancelot smirked confidently "Hell yeah! Now let's kick some ass!!!". The group quickly heads across the desert..

Lise watches from inside the palanquin, as her guards fought off the cacti that were stomping to them... "This is so embarrassing.. but it's so hot... and I understand why he did this: no wheels could get us through this. And nobody has enough magic to fly us all aross... I have to believe that he planned ahead, in case we would have to cross the desert and knew that only manpower could get us through... that and... I wosn't able to keep up with them... This way, we're all going at the same pace..." she thought... Then hears a screech and explosion! She pokes her head out to See Beltane laughing at a imploded cactus. Some of the paladins laughed too... "Oh shit, watch out, Beal!!!" Max yells and fires a icy-spell at another sneaking up at the group! The cold air refreshed the group... But causes the cactus to crack and split into pieces. Beltane laughs "Thanks, I'm so afraid! But I can never guess which one's are alive ... ya know monster and junk!", her brother laughs "They have eyes like jack-o-laterns!". She suddenly giggled like ... THAT ONE!!!" she shoots a cactus monster from far away, it implodes into chunks and blood splatters everywhere in that vicinity. "Yeah, like that!" Max laughs, the witch gleefully adds "This is so much more fun than I thought it'll be! All the other monsters aren't even trying to come, either!". Lancelot smugly laughs "Because they're araid of us!", the wizards giggle and laugh until he says "Or just yall crazy freaks! You're WAY to comfortable with this!". Beltane explains, trying to keep from laughing "We see all kinds of stuff all the time in our studies! Besides: they're just plants! It's not like what we saw back in Augite!", she shudders a little, then refocused back on what they were doing... Lise sighs as she sticks her ead back in the palanquin, the air inside was ust cool enough to keep one from feeling faint... It helped that Max's magic gave off cool air and that Beltane casts far away from the group. The princess starts to drift to sleep "N, no.. n... I can't fall asleep, it'll be so embarrassing if I did and they've been traveling on foot the whole time..." she thought... But another explosion followed by excited laughter woke her back up..

Vitt meanwhile, follows from afar...  many creatures stray away from the area... save the cacti that don't immediately see him... He then crawls atop a palm tree, hangs from the top, bending it towards the ground... and flings himself onto the Palaquin. The white demon changes his center of gravity to land softly and crawls inside, while the paladins laughed and talked withe the wizards.. Lise notices the omnious feeling and turns to see Vitt inside, she gasps quietly and asks "How could you even sneak in?". The white demon replies "Because of those kds: ironically this is bad, but OK, since I'm scaring any actual threat away!" he proudly finishes. Lise then aks "Wot about the Cacto-lanterns?", Vitt laughs "Fun name! But... The reason they don't run is because plants are... plants. I mean, sunflowers and venus flytraps can't notice me unless I'm on them: so if a monster's more plant than flesh: they're more like... some guy in a coma or a vegetaticve state. They react to immediate stuff, but they wouldn't since even humans if you tried to sneak bu them!". She tilts her head "Ah... make sense, I guess... They don't have brains, essentially?", the white demon replies "Yeah! Like alot of people! Haha!". Lise thought as he lauged "? He never cracks jokes... This is probably way too tedious: but he's more orf a laid-back guy... as strange as it sounds. Is he trying to make me laugh?", she smiles... "Yea... some people.". Vitt then asks "So, what are we gonna do when we get there? To tell ya the truth, Poison kinda ticked me off...", Lise asks as he gathered his thoughts "Poison?". The white demon replies "Yeah... Don's mother... This whole thing coulda been over with if she didn't show up, I mean, hell: what's gonna stop her from teleporting away again?", she gasped at realizing the trip maight be futile... "Maybe we can talk to her, she doesn't know wot's happening, right?". Vitt looks at the sand "She could sense it, too... she intends for it to happen and that Don would have enough magic power to stop it himself... ", the white demon sighed "But yeah... she's being stupid as the pirates are..". Lise sighs "Yea... too many people are being selfish in this: I'm surprised the rulers are the easiests to convince in these cases...", Vitt smiles "Yeah, it's a good thing they still care... Ah...". He turns to leave the palanquin "Then again, Earnest was gonna do this himself, until you volunteered! And here you are: I guess all the rulers are decent, kind... people..." he says... but ends the sentence as if he wanted add something else... Lise arches her eyebrow, sensing something was up with how Vitt acted during this part of their conversation... But the white demon then says "We're here!", and leaps away.. Lise tursn to see them nearing the Agate Tomb.
Lancelot looks inside the Palanquin "We're here, princess! Do you wanna wait out here, or come inside?", she quickly replies "I want to see inside: To tell you the truth, I feel somewhat foolish setting in there...". he laughs as they set her down "But ya hafta be safe: you're literally the future of Castiel!". Lise stops in shock... just remembering is anything did happen to her, it would be dangerous for the kingdom... But then sighs, and shook off the foreboding feeling "That's why I'm glad you're all here!" she smlies warmly after walking ahead and turning back towards her guards "Despite not being finished yet: Thank you all!". The paladins either shyly look away or smiles uncontrollably. Max blushes slightly with Beltane "it's okay! This was fun!" she replies. Lancelot adds "Yeah, and don't thank us yet..." He glared at the tomb... "We still need to find Don and his crazy-assed mother...".They head to the steps leading up to the entrance, when Beltane notices someone standing at the top... "Fulmine!?" she calls out! Max's eyes widened and looks in the direction she was "Brother!". The wizard at the top of the stairs looks down at the two..
Fulmine stares in disbelief as his siblings ran up the steps... Lise looks up too, curious of the lone wizard watching them...

"Fulmine's standing at 5'6 and wears a black robe like his siblings, the difference in his is that his square shoulders can easily be seen holding it up. He also wears no hat, which reveals his moppy, violet hair. His mystical, brown eyes look tired, too... But his battleworn face now has surprised look from seeing his family after many years..."


Beltane reaches him first and hugs him "Fulmine, I thought we'd never see you out here!", Max clenched his fist proudly "Dude!!! You're out here by yourself with all these cacti!!?". The elder wizard replies as the paladin and princess arrive at the top "Yeah... Jasmine's master sent me out here to guard the tomb: it hasn't been all bad though...", Beltane points to the others "OOOh! We got sent here too, kind... We're protecting the princess, see! see!!???". He stares in shock "It's... her..." Max rolled his eyes "That what she just said!". Fulmine replies "No, it's that... it's, is this because of the Magical Conscience?". Lancelot chuckled "Yeah, I guess all wizards know this, huh?", the mystical-wizard replies "Yes... we all have sense it, but are powerless to save Hyperborea alone, as this requires magic from all nations and all people now days...". He points to the door, it opens as he says "I knew something was wrong when I saw Don's face: come in and let's get him!", Beltane cheers "The triple threats' back together!", Max cheered too "Let's kick some ass!!". His brother sighs "I know he couldn't of learned that from Bael... Ah well..." he thought quietly as he lead the way inside...

Fulmine then warns everybody "There's many creatures lurking in the darkness, becareful!", Lancelot laughs "You becareful!", Max adds "Yeah! And why you're out in front!? You act like we haven't just crossed a desert full of monsters a minute ago!". He marched beside Fulmine, the mysical-wizard sighed "It's because you have, that I want you to stay back: How many mosnters did you fight to get here? Your mana must be drained somewhat...", Max tries to cast... but snowflakes fly half a inch in front of him... he then drops his pace as Fulmine assures him "When you're mana's back, we can fight together like old ti...". A stench suddenly swept acoss the dark hall... Everybody looks around to see where it came from: but up until this point, it's just been a long dark hall, with disturbing heiroglyphics of people being skinned and dragons consuming chldren.... Fulmine then warns "Wait... it's the mummies... becareful!", Beltane steps back "M, m, m, mummies?!". The mystical-wizard explains as he turns toward her "Yeah, for some reason: they reanimate occasionally... but now I can safely blame it on the Magical-conscious, there's alot more alive in here... I can feel them!", he turns back around as they go forward... Then, the group stops as they see a stumbling, limping human-figure in the dark hallway... Beltane use what little mana she has left to make a small flame to see... This shows the monster dragging itself towards them, banadages can be seen messely wrapped around it's body, covering some parts while others can be seen poking through. The dead-eyes look as if something was in them... but certainly not a human soul.

Fulmine aims at the mummy and fires off a gale strong enough tear it to pieces... "There... don't worry: it looks scary, but the only thing holding it together are the wraps, we can get through this!" he assures and ran ahead. The others follow, as Fulmine heads directly to the Sultans' tomb. Until he sees a group of Cambion playing in a crossroads-like path, the demons look like human children at first glance... but one could quickly notice their tattered, bloody clothes, small horns, pointed ears and their eyes which doon't even catch the light in them: even in daylight, they stay black and utterly dark... They immediately notice the group and focus their icy, souless stares on them... Fulmine warns the group "Stay back... they're the children of demons... or so the legends say...". Lise gasps upon hearing this and looks up to see Vitt crawling backwards on the ceiling: he wasn't seen easily, especially in the dark area with many distractions. But she could easily find the white demon and the sense of forboding in his eyes, it was strange as something that could be a demon rather actually being one scared him... Though, he would know what he's seeing, and have a reason to back away... Lise looks back down at the cambions as they hissed and crawled closer, some taking a slight hop every few steps, some walking upright... "Um... it's not true, right? she asks. The mystical-wizard replies "It can't be..." he casts a spell that causes a small lightning storm indoors, which immediately electrocutes and kills them.. Lancelot adds "Yeah, the kid's right! If demons were real, then somethin' that weak shouldn't did shite to it, right wizard guy?" he looks at Fulmine... The mystical-wizard replies "Yes... you can ward them off, but this wouldn't be possible..". The group goes forward... deeper into the stinking, dark tomb..
Lise stares at the mystical-wizard as he leads forward... What were those things, and why did Vitt back away. If they were demon children, why didn't they act like the others and why are they living here, and not in hell.. She was so curious abourt this as much as she's terrified... But keeps going forward.. Everytime Fulimine destroys a mummy or a Cambion, Lise would turn away... This was far more grotesque and disturbing than a simply watching a zombie fall apart: at least in the demonic-childrens' case. Fresh blood sprayed from them and it was red... this gave hints that they may not be completely demonic and the sight of what looked to be human children being killed was too much for Lise. This is coupled withe fact that: everytime magic was used, something would happen... it was exactly as Vitt warned.. The group got closer to the sultans' tomb, when Lise notices a glimpse of a heiroglyphic on the wall.. she stops for a second to try seeing it better, but planned on catching up quickly... Beltane notices her and and stands by her side "What is it, princess??!" she asks, hoping she didn't see aomething worse sneaking behind them. Lise turns toward her "Nothing... it's just... our family has a guardian dragon that... as of right now may not be doing well...", Beltane's expression changed from a adreneline-fueled game-face to a curious, caring one as the princess continues "Um... you could probably imagine: I'm curious about dragons in general, so this caught my eye..". The witch looks art the hieroglyph and says "Ah... I can read this!", Lise listens excitedly as Beltane reads: "Fafnir's abode...". The princess turns toward her "That means Fafnir's in here?!", the witch giggled "Yeah, of course! He must be down that hallway!". They suddenly hear Fulmine "Beal?! Beal!??", the two girls run to the group "S, s, sorry! The princess wanted to see something..." she apologized, Fulmine sighs "Would you tell me when you're going then? I was afraid one of the cambions had got you both!". Lise apologizes too "Im sorry, it's my fault: let's hurry.", the mystical-wizard turns away "It's okay, just stay close to the group...", Lancelot adds "Yeah, I thought we'd all be outta job, soon!". Lise wryly smiles as they go forward "I'm really sorry...". The paladin sighed "It's fine... the wizard may of said that: but he damn near killed everythin' in th' damn place, I'm sure them mummies ain't regeneratin' any time soon, and demons don't come back to life.. They ain't got nothin' to fall back on.", Lise shuddered a little upon hearing that: no wonder Vitt was so scared, he told her this before... The concept of life-after-death doesn't apply to them, ergos why they fade to oblivion. Minutes later, they reached the sultans' tomb.
The smell of death was worse, as the mummies of the previous sultans arised from their tombs as soon as the group grew closer... "They're just now awakening?" Fulmine asks in shock, Lancelot readies his sword "You got this? You've been firing off non-stop for a while, now...". The mystical-wizard replies "Yeah... I'm just surprised...", he easily cuts them to pieces with tornado-speed winds, that cut through them. Lancelot takes his hand off his hilt and follows as Max runs up next to Fulmine again "I think we're ready, now!", Beltans creates a spark with her fingers... then excitedly ran up next to him, too "Yeah! Our magic's back!". Fulmine smiles "I hope so... I hera more coming..." he warns, but as he barely gets the warning out: a roar comes from down the long dark hallway.. Everybody stares in either fear or curiosity as the sound drowns out the mummies' moaning. Lise stares "Fafnir??", Beltane replies "No... a dragon's rooar is really... distinct. We learn that in magic-studies... It's like it's one of the creatures from outside??" she finished the sentence as a question as the roar sounded familiar... Fulmine glared "This is bad... let's go!". The group hurries down the hall way, more mummies clad in sultan wear and jewelry stumble out of their coffins, but Max easily freezes them all solid. Beltane then launches many fireballs that shatter the bodies to pieces, one mummy rises from his coffin, just in time to be hit by the last one, leaving a headless body sitting there... until it burns away... They pass it and go into the trial chambers ahead, and see Odin standing at it's gates. "Odin??" Fulmine asks, the captain turns toward him "There is something very wrong with the tomb... And Master Don's trapped in the trail chamber.." he voices booms, The mystical-wizard replies "We're here to help him.". Odin turns away and ran forward, signaling them to follow, the group does with the wizards and Augite-knight fighting through the mummies that block the way, until they reach the other side of the tunnel leading into the trial room... The sight they see, was far more dangerous and disturbing than seeing the three wizards fighting together: Don and Poison stood back from a 15ft tall T-rex, which in and of itself wasn't a rare sight in Hyperborea... but this one had a very different look to it's entire being.
Everybody watches as the T-Rex roars, something pours from it's mouth that slowly, but surely melted the walls and high-ceiling... The T-Rex itself looked as if it were a Dark-purple color, and had green, cat-eyes. But this was covered by a black, thick fog that covered it's scaly skin and went into it's body apparently, as it covers the three rows of teeth in the T-rex's mouth... It's eyes also had a ungodly red-glow that almost completely outshined it's actual eyes... Very roar sounded angry and hateful as oppose to a warning or adrenaline-fueled yell. Don steps back from the beast, but seemingly has been standing there trying to calm it for the entirety of the tie it took the group to get here: Neither him nor Poison have used their magic and simply watched the creature. Fulmine yells "What happened?!", Lise looks up at the angered creature "Wh, wot is that?!". Don turns around "Princess, you guys?" he looks at Odin and Fulmine... "Fulmine?! I guess you must've heard him..". He turns back towards the T-Rex as it roared angrily "For those who don't know: this is the Samhain, the guardian of our family and advisors to the dark sultan.", the group steps back as the thing roars at them, and the black mist barrel down at the group. Don blocks it via his magic as he continues "Normally, he isn't suppose to be like this... but... something's wrong!", Fulmine sighs as he steps by his side "It's the Magical-Conscience: Samhain's angry at you... at all of us.". Odin unsheathes his spear "Shall we destroy him?" he asks for permission to kill... Don replies "...I don't want... No, I must be strong. Odin, you stay out of this: in case something DOES happen, you wouldn't be blamed for the death of the royal family's property.". Lise's eyes widened "Wait... you're not considering killing him, are you?" she asks as memories of Campe cross her mind: She wasn't even sure if the dragon was alive now or not... Lancelot steps forward "Not to rush ya, but we hafta kill th' thing, now! Everytime it roars it tears up th' room! I dont know how old this thing is, but it looks like  if some of it comes down, the whole thin' will, wit' us in it!", Don glared "I know... I don't think he'll let us leave either...", Fulmine readies his wand "So?". The sultan looks at the people around him, all had either expressions of fear, confusion or were ready to kill... his mother was worried the most though.. the fact that Samhain was trying to kill them, affect her too... He then turns back around towards the lord-of-the-dead "Kill him..." he utters in a regretful, yet angered voice.
Lise almost yells out for him to stop, but her small voice's drowned out by the T-rex's roar. Fulmine aims at it as Don uses his magic to stop it from finally charging forward... Vitt sighs as he watched this sight... "This is gonna be boring: they're gonna cast magic and shit and dodge like fucking pansies... I'm going..." he crawls away from the room and finds a opening going outside... Back in the tomb: Don and Poison hold Samhain back as Fulmine tries to cast... only a light breeze flows form his wand... "What!!?" he gasped in disbelief, but realizes he's been sweating profusely and trembling since his last magic-spell... "I already used up my Mana???" he asks himself... Beltane and Max stood on either side of their brother. "Now it's our time to shine!" Max cheered, Beltane giggles "And you have to relax, ya big ham!". Lancelot steps forward, ready to draw his blade "Yeah: a know good n' well that ya overdid it ta kill someof 'em things. I mean th' demon-children prob'ly didn't need to have a lightnin' storm on 'em!", Fulmine turns around "B, Bu, but..."... his sister smirks "Don't worry, we have this!". Max aims at the T-rex  and freezes the entire thing solid, Beltane then launches a wall of fire. Under normal conditions, it should've shattered from the sudden temperature change, but the ice only cracked off, revealing Sam hain on fire.. The two younger wizards step back in horror "Wh, wh, why didn't blow up?" the witch asks, Max adds "Yeah... if the thing didn't die from bein' cold. Exploding it usually works!". Don glared "Because Samhain is a lethal warrior: he's used to this... and now that he's trying to kill us, he's using his full power...", the seals around the T-rex starts to break... the sultan then informs them "Nevertheless, if we break through his magical-scales, his flesh would be asy to destroy..." he finishes the sentence in unsurity.. Fulmine stepped forward "Then I'll try again, I meditated for but a mere few seconds, but I'll at least put a scar in him, we'll use that to break Samhain inside out!!" he waved his wand, caiusing lightning to engulf the T-rex. It shook the attack off, but now is on  fire with electrical sparks flying from his body. The enraged monster shattered the barriers around him and continues his charge, only for Odin to cast one more  around the huge dinosaur-looking being. "It seems as if it didn't get through..." the captain explains, Fulmine glares "I just realized: If fire didn't get through, then his scales are impervious to heat... Lightning won't work..". Lancelot steps forward "But maybe you guys tenderized th' thing enough, for a blade to get through!", Lise gasps as the paladin steps forward... Samhain roars again, this time it sounded different... Causing Lise to start "Wait... you probably don't need to do this, if w...", the T-rex roars again, much louder than before, causing her to scream. Everybody was too on edge to here her though, much less when she was simply talking before... Lise could only watch as they prepared to murder the beast, something she couldn't stand, especially noticing Don's expression: it was more concerened than murderous like the others... She turned away, not wishing to watch the sultan help kill his guardian: a creature that was close to the family for centuries, but now was to be killed because of something out their and it's control. Beltane notices her Lise had turned away: she also was the only one in the room to hear her scream... The witch walks to the shudderng princess "Princess, are you alright?" Beltane asks in a soft voice, it's somehow easy and clear over the constant raoring and yelling... Lise turns to see her watching with a sad/concerned look on her face... "I, I, I can't Beal... I can't watch this... I don't want this to happen... I... This should be happening..." the princess tries to express her thoughts... but her voice sounded far from the calm innocence it had, even when she was angry... Instead, it sounded scared.. her eyes completes this afct as they seemed unsure of what she'd do if she witnessed a similar event to what happened with her.. The witch takes Lise's hands fromwringing together and holds them tightly "You don't have to watch this..." she starts. A pink-flame engulfs Lise as Beltane explains "I'll be watching you until this is over, please wait for us outside... Or if you feel like coming back: blow the flame out..". Lise disappears in warm glowing light as he whispers "Thanks...", inside this... Lise could feel the warmth of Beltane: despite laughing and killing like unto a psycho-path when she was in the desert... this feeling informs her that the witch has experienced things she didn't want and using magic to kill was one of many. Vitt was right: magic can be used for anything, though it had bad side-effect. This was a rare instance that the user seem to be using with a pure goal in mnd, but was doing what was needed and hiding whta they truly felt. Lise reopens her eyes to find she was outside... on the top of the steps going into the agate tomb. The princess sighs "She's kind..." she blushes slightly "She really is kind... I'm surprised anyone could hear me... I could barely hear my own voice...". Lise looks up from the small candle she now has in her hands: the flame wasn't hot evidence of this can be felt from directly touching the fire and buy the fact that the candle seemed to be made entirely from flames itself, but it didn't burn... The princess then descends the stairway, hoping to ask Vitt about the Cambions and Samhain... Meanwhile, Lancelot notices the light from the corner of his eye and turns quickly "Where the hell's the princess??!" he yells, Beltane explains, yelling loudly over the T-rex's roars "She's OUTSIDE!!! SHe COULDN'T TAKE SEEING THIS!". Lancelot sees the crystal ball in beltane's hand: indicating that she herself warped her outside and was watching her carefully... He then turns toward Samhain "Good, she's safer out there right now, anyway: Men, ya know th' drill!", the paldins get in position as Lancelot then yells "Take off ya barriers! Don't waste any more magic!". Odin, Don and Poison let's them down... The paladin captain rushed the guardian and leaps high over his head, the others immdeately charge at him afterwards and hacks at the beast's legs, causing it to drive it's attention on them. Meanwhile, Lancelot descends upon the beast, with his sword glowing brightly "Good thin' we been in th' sun all day!!!". He splits Samhain in two, his sword lowing the entire time... Everybody awes in shock and amazment, until Lancelot lands and runs "Take cover!!!" he yells. Don quickly throws up a barrier before the beast explodes into burning, electrified chunks!!

At the same moment the fight took place... Vitt has crawled outside and into the desert "It's so boring like RPGs: OOh you hit, but ya miss. Then the eneny does and they get EVRY hit they want: why??????! It's not fair? Did the thing get programmed so that all the numbers stack against your character? Why the hell do I miss every attack or at all? Wasn't my character a fighter in tha first place?" he thought out loud as he quickly crawls across the desert... until h sees a Oasis. The white demon swiftly crawls to and leaps inside the small pond there "Ahhhh! This one's real! It was hilarious to watch humans jump in sand! But of course, we know where the actual thing is!" he laughs to himself... Then hears a rumbling noise... Vitt crawls carefully out of the oasis "What the fucking hell?? Is it the oasis? I know that isn't coming from the the fight way over there: I crawled a good 3 miles from that place..." he goes forward a little further when a huge tail slaps him high over the sand. Luckily, tha fact it is sand kept his landing from being t harsh. Vitt quickly looks around, until he sees who the giant tail belonged to "Goldenrod..." the white demon says with anger as the yellow demon leers evilly at him... 

"Goldenrod the yellow demon stands at 5'9ft-179.83cm and has a muscular, humanoid shape. His horns are the shape of a scolopendra-cingulata, and are dark-yellow color. His eyes are completely black like others, too and his evil sneer matches his could-care-less nature, his black, leg-like claws and talons give off a disturbing vibe of being alive in-and-of themselves, as they wriggle independently from what the rest of their respective limbs are doing. Goldenrod himself would stand like most demons-overconfidently upright, but his giant tail causes him to bend forward somewhat as he moves it underground. One more grotesque detail is his wings which are the shape of a horsefly's, the only saving grace is the slight rainbow that comes from the sunlight shining through the fluttering buzzing things... this and that the demon's tail is far too heavy to allow him to fly and make the roach buzzing that comes with it..."


Vitt steps back as Goldenrod laughs "There you are, bitch!!", he steps closer, slowly and dramatically as he snickered "You're such a pussy: you killed your own siblings just so you won't go back to hell! Well guess what!!?" he yells in a voice of a angry adult male, yet... with a sarcastic tone to it.. The white demon gets ready to fight as the yellow one finished "Now you got nobody goin' soft on ya, now! I'm draggin' your punk-ass to hell, now!!". Vitt flips away as the rumble happens again, but is still knocked over by Goldenrod's tail. The white demon looks up at the end of it: The tail was6ft wide and a mile long, the end itself seemed to be a face of a centipede. This sight was horrific enough with the hundred legs constantly writhing and moving on it's sides and the face itself having several mandibles, ready to bite... but, inside it's mouth were more pincers, with idividual rows of fangs on everyone, whenever the centipede roared, one can see the extra rows going down it's throat, too. Vitt quickly leaps up and tries to run, but Goldenrod easily sends the centipede after him, it misses by a few feet and knocks the white demon high into the air. Vitt lands half-a-mile away... "Shit... I need to hurry! I can't even see that bastard!!" he thought aloud, he then starts to run as he hears rumbles again... "Shit, that thing can sense my vibra..." Vitt starts, when the centipede leaps up beside him. The white demon flung violently through the air and slams by a huge boulder... "Good thing I didn't hit that: the vibration would immediately tell that walking-garbage where I am..." itt thought as he stood back up, he then got a idea... Menawhile, Goldenrod starts towards the last direction he saw Vitt "That asshole's standing out to easy, he shouldn't be that damned hard to find!!!" he thought, until he feesl a slight vibration "That's not a human, it's too fast... And those other bags of meat already killed most of the monsters..." he quickly looks around as he thought... then sees the boulder "There he is!" Goldenrod yells out loud. He sends his centipede upthrough it... but doesn't see Vitt ragdolling from the impact "Shit!!! Then what the hell?! Did the fucking boulder fart???!" he seethed angrily. Meanwhile, Vitt was atop sunken pyramid. He tosses bricks and tree nuts in random areas "This'll confuse that asshole until I..." Vitt's thought was cut off by the tail whipping the pyramud in half. The white demon slams into the sand as the centipede chargesd at him "You dumb bitch!!! How lomg did you think something THAT retarded would work???!!" Goldenrod seethed. The white demon tries to run but the centipede whips itself into the sand, causing Vitt to be flung via the impact: Fortunately, the rain of sand hid where he landed, much to the yellow demon's anger and dismay... Vitt meanwhile has crawle far away from the area and is sitting in a tree "He needs to see and feel me to work himself... so I'll need to stay away, at until everybody leaves the tomb.. Then that yellow piece of shit will have to go..." the white demon though, until the tree's uprooted by the centipede. Vitt falls violently into the sand, but is siezed before he can stand: the centipede holds Vitt from behind, squeezing him tightly and constantly scratching it's smaller mandibles across his back the entire time. Vitt tries to get free, until Goldenrod ran to him "Stop it, bitch! Or I'll just pinch you in half!". The white demon glared into the other demon's eyes... Goldenrod then explained "The law says to keep you alive still: you have shit to do down there and no one else's gonna do it! SOoooooo, I'm gonna do what your soft-assed siblings never did: without your limbs, you can't possibly get free!". Vitt prepares to thrust his tail througj the yellow demon's chest, but it's held painfully in place, by a pair of fanged mandibles. Goldenrod prepraes to sntach a arm off as Vitt thought "Sh, shit... even if I used force, I'll just lose a part... They'll grow back, but not before he tears the rest of me to pieces: this guy probably doesn't care if he'll get a punishment from hell for killing me, either...". He sighs calmly: Then I'll have to concentrate everything on the next move: I'll put everything into this next move, if it doesn't work... Then ...I... I hope at least... Lise... dammit... she's the only thing that's coming up, now...", he lifts his hand upwards slightly... Vitt's barely able to move it as both of his arms are pinned to his sides, but he's able to uncomfortably move his right-hand upwards from behind... He squeezes tightly, all his strength leaves the rest of his body, almost allowing for him to easily be broken in half simply from the centipede's grip... But the hand tightly holds the mandible just over it, then cracks and tears it off the tail. The centipede let's go off Vitt and leaps back in pain, the white demon suddenly rushed Goldenrod, who was in shock and pain, due to the painful sting that suddenly emitted from the centipede and through him. Vitt pierced through his heart, Goldenrod grabs his hand and almost swung back, but his ebony blood pours out profusely... The yellow demon and centipede both fall and disintegrate into oblivion... Vitt walks away "You shit-colored bastard..." he says as he staggers away... his body covered in bruises, scratches and slices from the falls and scrapes the centipede caused... He then notices the familiar figure of Lise in the distance "Lise??" he asks as he staggers to her... she ran to him as she sees the black smoke rising from his wounds... "Vitt!" she calls out as they near each other...
Vitt crawls to the princess, his gait was slower, but still inhumanely quick... "What are you doing outta the tomb?" he asks. Lise stares at him in sorrow and horror... His wounds were small but many, except in his arms as the loss of strength in them, let the pincers put huge gashes in both... "N, nevermind me... I saw... I saw you fight..." she starts... Vitt replies in a sad tone "Yeah... another demon came... That means they all know...". The princess looks at the sand as the white demon adds "I was being stupid, hoping no one noticed... even AFTER they tried to drag me back alive...", Lise then slips out a question: one she never meant to, at least at that moment: "... Wot about the Cambions, then? Were they from hell, too?". She just realized how she almost turned the conversation to what was driving her crazy since back then, Vitt gives a sarcastic-smirk as he replies "I knew you wouldn't be able to resist asking...". Lise almost apologizes, when the white demon says "To tell you the truth: I wanted to tell what exactly they were... I mean, they're not just children of demons...". The princess looks at him again, with a surprised expression on her face as he explains "Cambions are the children of Incubui or succubi with a human. Demons make more full demons, but those types are the only one's who ONLY fuck with humans...". Lise tilts her head in curiosity "I think I get it:  other demons would... um... mate with other demons and attack humans, but incubi and succubi would only um..." she looks away "Sleep with people?". Vitt laughs at her avoidance of any sexual-terms and replies "Yeah, to be blunt: the rank or term of Incubus and Succubus just means that the demon is amle or female respectively, that likes sex with humans.". Lise doesn't turn back towards him as he continues "Whenever you guys masturbate or havva wet-dream, it's because one of them snuck into your bed. Then... if a girl hassa baby, or the succubus gets pregnant: it's a cambion.", Lise turns back toward him in curuiosity, and able to shake-off the awkwardness of how they're made... "So they're half-human half-demons?". Vitt looks up at the princess "Yeah, if they're left alone, they give in to their demonic nature and become ike the ones we saw in the tomb...", he looks away as a disturbed expression leaps on her face... "And, if someone DOES try to raise the child alone... It'll usually end up like those street thugs and punks ya see on the news... Without demonic help, the only thing a raised cambion can do is disguise themselves completely like a human... but only as a instinct.". He looks up at the tomb... Lise does too: neither notices they walked back already... "Um... so that's why you left?" she asks. Vitt replies "Yeah... before I got bored of that fight: the cambion... the wild cambions would probably learn from me and quickly make full use of their powers. But... since they're still half-human: divine punishment won't happen to them... that's why there's so many...", she suddenly spoke up in a slightly more cheery tone "Um... let's not talk about that anymore... I... I found out that Fafnir's in there! I wonder how they trapped him?" she asks without turning around.. Vitt replies "They used magic: it would take too long to build this thing to fit him and that Samhain... speaking of that fuck.." he looks up at her "Why are you out here? I thought you was gonna help out with the magic-thing in there?". Lise looks at the sand "...They all chose to kill him... I didn't want to watch so Bael warped me out here...", the white demon replies "Ah... so they decided to fight him. Incidently, if they hurried past the mummies, they probably could've communicated with him..". Lise turns toward Vitt "Wot!? This really could've been avoided?!", Vitt looks up again "Yeah... but only if Augite didn't use magic everyday for everything... The magic just used today was probably bringing more mummies back..." Lise's eyes widened as he continues "Samhain was probably pass the point of forgiveness by that point: White and black magic effects both nature's and unnatural balances. One causes distaers and the other does stuff like raise the dead: I mean, monsters are alive and are born just like all other creatures. But... the dead coming back is completely unnatural... Our magic did that...".Lise looks away... upset by the situation... it was something that she nor anybody else could stop... and even if she made the suggestion: nobody would listen to it, despite if one thought about it: it made sense-like if one were to dope out their body or spliced plants: the result's useful in some cases but still was extremely unnatural. She then looks at Vitt again... "Hey... your wounds are gone?", Vitt looks at his arm "Ah yeah, I didn't even notice they were hurting!"  he looks up at her "I guess talking to you must be fun: it made the time go faster!". The princess blushes and quickly turns away, Vitt wonders why: but quickly remembers what they were talking about... and crawls away sheepishly...
Lancelot's voice suddenly echoes from inside "Princess!!?" he calls out, somewhat worried... Lise shook her head and tries to calm down... Vitt couldn't of been suggesting anything, right. She then looks up to see the Paladin standing a few ft from her "Good... beltane tol' me 'bout the thin' she did earlier... But I kinda freaked out when I didn't see ya up there on them steps..." Lancelot explains in relief. Lise replies "Sorry, I wondered around a bit..." she explains, the paladin laughed "Then I take it, ya don't wnna ride back in it, right?". She smiles "No... I'd love to stretch my legs!", Lancelot laughs "I thought so!" he looks up the stairs and watches the siblings say goodbye to each other... Beltane sighs "Well, we gotta go home..." she says with a sad-smile...  "I guess we'll see ya again in another decade, haha!" she jokes, Fulmine smiles "Great! Maybe you'll be legendary-wizards by then, too! Then we'll be standing in front of random buildings!" he joked too, Beltane and Max laughs. Until the mystical-wizard suddenly kneels slightly and hugs them both "I'll miss you guys!" he says sadly, but still trying to smile, despite realizing it'll be a long time before he sees his family again... "I love you guys!". Max struggles to get loose "St, stop it, ya punk! You didn't EVER hug back at home!!! Lemme go!", Fulmine laughs "You're always trying to be a brat, c'mon and take a hug!" he plays with his younger-brother.. Max looks away... remembering Fulmine called him this alot before, which he admittedly missed now... "Yeah...". Fulmine stands erect again "Alright, beacreful going back: don't let the princess get hurt!", Bael hides her feelings too as she happily says "We will!", she looks at her other-brother "Right Max?!". He doesn't say anything... "Right!", she answers for him, knowing he might cry if they stretch it out their goodbyes.. She grabs his hand and leads him away with the others...
Minutes later, Beltane has convinced Max to provide cool-air for the group as they walked in the desert, it was somewhat like they were in a car... The paladins talked excitedly amongst themselves about the adventure, while she kept him distracted... Meanwhile, Lancelot explains "Well princess, you have nothin' to worry about! Don and his motha already teleported home. And he told us he was waitin' for your dad's call for th' magical-conscience thing!". Lise looks up at him "Great.."  she replies, but her expression and tone suggests she was seemingly unconcerned with that at the moment.. "But, ...W, wot happend after I left the tomb? To um..." she tries asking without showing concern... Despite her looking away: Lancelot still notices and sugarcoats what happened "Um... He's happier now.. How I see it: if he was THAT unahppy wit' th' world, he probably moved o to a clean-like place... somewhere where stuff like what's happenin' now, doesn't happen!" he explains... Lise sighs "Ah..." she replies and looks down at the scalding sands... As of the moment: she still has no idea if their own guardian: Campe was alive, or if her children were dead or not... Even worse, she knew that her choosing wizards to help, probably sped up Samhain's anger and made the situation worse. But as of now, she had no choice but to rely on what is at her disposal: despite evrybody knowing at some magic in Castiel... Lise then tries to think of something good... the feeling she got from Beltane and Vitt: there are people who do care and probably would listen if she bought up the magic-thing... though it's pass the point of fixing now. And... Vitt... what he said to her was too revealing. Lise belived that he followed simply for the high-possibility that a fight could break out. But the white demon seemed only interested in going where she went, he even missed many of the exciteing things he claimed he was interested in... It was safe to assume he was simply being perverted with the only human that saw him, as he didn't recieve Divine-punishment with her. But, the possibility he could be earning her trust to betray or use her was real, too... Vitt's own words made him supiscious...
Lise's surprised out of her own thoughts by Vitt's laid-back voice "So we're almost done, right?", the princess jumps slightly... "Ye, yea... Why're you here? The others are..." she starts... but notice Lancelot walking away with the others: they already reached Augite again, and both the paldins and wizards were off-guard: as they were back in civilization, Don would have told the denizins not to attack them... and no one would try it with a tea of six fighters around the princess.. She looks back at Vitt "Oh... so they're all...", the white demon replies "Yeah, they're chillin', so we can chill, too...". He crawls forward some "It feels strange that we're almost done, there's just...", Lancelot suddenly calls out "Princess!". Vitt leaps up the side of the mountain, before Lancelot approaches "Do ya think we should stay th' noght or try ta make it back before dark?". Lise looks at the sky... "We should go back: I know everyone's tired, but if we got the energy too, we should try to plan out our next mission as soon as possible.", Lancelot smirks happily "You're a tough-one, princess! that's what I like about ya!". She blushes a little as he leaves "Ya freaked out about that lizard, but you're already ready ta go!", Lise sighs upon him saying this... "Nobody at the castle... nor would anyone in Hyperborea would think this... it's almost as if this whole thing's just to prove I care about people and I'm not crazy..." she thought outloud, yet quietly... She walks behind the group as they prepare to immediately go back home... Vitt crawls beside Lise again "You're provin' that ya care more about humans than creatures, right? For Hyperborea to stay peaceul, you'll need both of 'em..." he starts... then notices a priest dressed in blue, papal-clothing holding up a sign,that read: "Our mighty and great lord: Cthullu." as the man himself yells "Praise the greater one, the ancient one: Cthullu! Our lord and creator!". The white demon suddenly stops talking upon seeing the sign... "!!!" he crawls away... causing Lise to wonder why and what excatly did he see...
That night, they reached Castiel. They were greeted happily again and followed into the castle: earnest proudly exclaims "I'm very grateful to each and evryone for your efforts: a fued that could've turned out far worse than it already was, has been nulified utterly thanks to your efforts.". Everybody smiles happily as they kneel, except Lise... The princess was smiling, but her mother could easily tell she wasn't truly happy. The king then laughs "I especially want to thank you, Ms Ostara.", Bael looks up "Really!?". He explains "Yes, you're the main reason Don has decded to end any signs of fueding between us: in fact, he also plan to make laws, proibiting wars based on personal reasons between our nations.", the witch shyly looks away "Oh..." she mutters, remembering back at the palace... Earnest then looks at Lancelot "And you, while I'll like to award you immediately as I've done your comrade: Gawain, you have offers for more work even before you came back.", the paladin looks up "Really? Me and my men got somethin' else?". The king laughs and exlains "Yes, apparently it's somewhat of a fad to hire paladins who have worked directly under the royal family... would you want your payment now and to proceed with the Magical-Conscience venture? Or fulfill your duties to the people, instead?". Lancelot stands "I... need to stay here: I started this for my motha, your majesty... If I can work closer ta home for th' next few days, it'll be great!". Earnest replies "Then you shall, good luck to you and her.", he then says "You all will be rewarded handsomely, it looks as if we may be able to do this without a single problem for our kingdom, now: begone!". The others leave... as Lise looks up at her father "So, this is it, right?"... Earnest looks at Olivera... she looks at him... they then give a somewhat ominous atre at the princess, making her feel uneasy... "There's one more kingdom, but we dare not bring it up until the room was empty..." Earnest stared. Lise stares in wonder, her adrenaline was pumping depsite being tired... "Yes, your father's right... The Lost woods is the final kingdom..." her mother adds. Lise tilts her head in curiosity "Wot?! I thought it was just a forest with a urban-legend tied to it?", the king explains "It's actually a kingdom goverend by spirits and creatures from ancient times...". The queen adds "I have been thre but once: and only the kingdom and your father know's this.". Lise steps closer "Well, how do we find the kingdom? I thought people only got lost for going in too deep?", Earnest replies "There's a specific direction one must follow... you'll recognize something about the path, that'll become apparent once you enter... but, nobody knows wot it is...". Olivera leans closer to her "I haven't been since I was but a child... I can't remeber how I even got in there... but... I DO know that it does get more and more dangerous as you go in further... and by now: the spirits have probably built up hatred against us.". Her dauhter looks at her "Why? Nobody could even offend them, right?", the queen explains "They're more sesnetive to the Magical-Conscience than even the people of Hyperborea are: While the creatures are getting upset, what they'll do and say is of a greater intelligence, meaning... their attitudes toward you and actions will be far more caculated and dangerous than just a wild animal trying to bite you..". She holds her face... "Thinking about it now... maybe me and your father should go instead..." she wipes it down and shudders... The thought of what could happen with intelligent, more powerful life was disturbing to her... But Earnest assures her "Yes, that's true it could be more dangerous: but... these are the same spirits you visited as a child, they were even prejediuce back then... The inteligence you mentioned also means they're civilized: surely when they hear her reasons from being there, they'll listen.". Olivera sighs and sat back up "You're okay with this? At least, choose two captains to watch her...", Earnest replies "I will choose only the best to do this. Plus, I'm sure Lise has a idea of what her army will consist of..." he turns toward her "Right, my daughter? I won't pressure you at alll on this. There's no one lifestyle or warrior that will appeal to spirits, as most of our ways are something they frown upon. So relating with them will take some doing.". Lise replies "I already have a idea of who i want to come... but... I beleive it shall take a small while to do...", the rulers stare in surprise: she already had a plan, despite just now hearing about the kingdom, and having no idea what to expect besides their were creatures called spirits... "Wot? ...Who is it?" Earnest asks, Olivera tilts her head in curiosity "Yes... you're mentioning them as a indvidual, instead of a fighting-class...". Lise suddenly shook her head "I mean... I know what type of fighter I want... but... I don't know if I can get the exact person..." she explains, then smiles wryly "But... I'm tired now... I'll look for them tomorrow...". Earnest replies "Yes... please rest easy: The fact you're back alreday means, you crossed the desert and canyon twice in one day...", she leaves the throne room... "I wonder why she left so much faster than in Neptune?" Earnest asks... Olivera replies "Something's up... I'll ask in the moring though... the poor girl has to be tired...".
The next morning, Lise gets ready for the day... But doesn't immediately see Vitt anywhere in the castle... "It must be because of everybody getting ready for the Hyperborean-summit.." she thought as she walks the castle halls... Servants of the royal family can be seen running to and fro, as most are completely unaware of the final kingdom and assume Earnest will announce when it will happen, soon. The princess then heads to the courtyard "I'll see if Vitt's there before I go, I'll..." she thought, but is interrupted by her mother's voice "Lise dear..." she calls out. The princess turns to see her mother walking to her "Yes mother." she greets her. Olivera then asks "I know last time I asked this, but... You seem rather upset this time, too... Is anything happening during your ventures? I know everything's not perfect, but you're the only one who's ever upset when the team returns.", Lise looks into her mothers eyes as she wondered what to say: True, she saw things she wasn't happy about... true, she learned about the dangers of magic, Vitt's fate and many other horrors... But the only thing she could tell her without seeming crazy or causing a uproar, was the obvious lie... Though, it wasn't completely one, if it had been just the one fact, she wouldn't of been upset, as she's currently working to change it. "Um... it's just the Magical-conscience thing... I'm just worried about creatures invading people's homes... and others going through wot happened between us and Campe..." she says... Olivera suspiciously stares at her daughter... It's true, but something felt strange about her answer... nevertheless, the queen replies "Alwight, I understand... but please don't worry. You're stopping this from happening: and the people will be looking to you once you've came back from the Lost woods, they'll be expecting the future ruler and champion to be a symbol of hope.". Lise's eyes widened some, she forgot the position she was in, and listens with excitement as Olivera finished "When you come back from people will be happy, but also very attentive on wot expression you make: while I have the upmost faith you''ll succeed again, please don't let the world make you regret your decision to explore it and grow... and don't let wipe your beautiful smile off your face either?" she smiles as she finishes her question. Lise replies with a small smile "Yes mother... I'll try to be more positive about this.". Olivera smiles happily "It will be over soon, after this: the world will be normal again, and we can start turning our efforts to perserving Hyperborea, rather than conttinue as we have been...", she walks away as she's needed somehwere else.. Lise sighs as she watches her mother leave "Yes... I have to keep upbeat, for the people... If mother is worried, then I know my friends and eventually others will start to notice...". She perks herself up as she heads to the courtyard "I can't let everybody see how I feel about the situation, how could I even explain wot I feel about Vitt and the demons here? I'll have to hide this until The magical-conscience is reset, then... I'll concentrate all my efforts to helping him...", Lise sneaks out of the castle again: knowing that Earnest will assign her a paladin again, just for leaving the castle... She walks into the woods beside the castle wall and takes off her dress, revealing her Coral-Pink shirt, blue jeans and letting her huge-blue hat fall from inside. Lise folds her dress up and hides it, then dusts off her hat... "I'll need to..." she starts to think, when she notices Vitt hanging upside-down from a tree..
"There he is..." she thought... "This is near my bedroom window? Last time he was right next to it, but now he's here... I wonder..." Lise watches him as she wondered if Vitt truly was choosing to be near her during the night... When he wakes up "There you are..." he says in a sleepy, soft voice. He saumersaults from the tree he was hanging in, and looks up at her "So... what kinda fighter we're lookin' for today?" he asks, getting back his laid-back, yet alert voice voice... Lise smiles "We're not looking anywhere!", he sat up, similar to dog or cat... His expression changed from sleepy to wonder as he asks "Wat?? You're gonna kick-ass by yourself?", the princess giggles "No, you're going to.". Vitt falls back on all-fours in surprise as she explains, with a happy smile as she been wanting to tell him this since last-night "I thought about everything you said: Yes, people are dangerous to Hyperborea and it's dangerous for them to even go on these ventures. We've had success so far, but I feel sick whenevr someone's in danger. That's why I decided you'd be the best to be a ambassador for Castiel to the Lost woods!" she says with a smile on her face. Vitt looks away, his face is clearly flushed... from either the thought she only wants him to go with her or from looking into her happy expression for too long... or both. "Um... I can't I... Ya saw, I don't do much during this shit... I mean th' zombie shit was too easy... But I couldn't like fight if I really had to..." he lies, the princess steps closer "You can easily do it, nothing Earthly has any real affect on you, right?". Vitt looks a different direction "Y, you don;t know what ya talkin' about! Listen... What if a demon comes??! I suck against another demon, you know it!". Lise replies excitedly "But! You'll be with me, they can't come up or they risk Divine-Punishment, right? You protected me, so I'll protect you!", Vitt looks at the grass underneath them... his face was bright red... This is the first time he ever heard this... "Fine, we'll do it..." he says with trying-to-be-angry tone... "But, I, I can't show up to your parents lookin' like this... And your dad'll make a paladin join anyway, so...". Lise kneels slightly as she explains "I thought of that: we'll just look for a way to disguise you, I'm sure normal clothing won't work: but there's all kinds of magical and scientific practices in Castiel. We'll find a way for you to come with me...", she pets Vitt's head... it feels like human skin, but scarred despite not having any... Vitt quicly leaps back, unable to hide his feelings "F, f, fine... let's hurry up... you... cow!", he backflips onto the castle wall and crawls away, keeping his face hidden the entire time. Lise smiles "Awww... I think he liked the idea!" she thought out loud..
She then stands erect and exists the woods: this leads out into the country side... Farmers, homes and a few of the kingdoms civil-services can be seen surrounding the area... Lise calmly walks and watches people work and enjoy themselves... "I just thought... Vitt will need a weapon, too... He can't fight with his tail and claws if he's pretending to be human..." she thought... she then notices a familiar face... "It's Frieda..." Lise thought...

"Frieda stands at 5'6ft-170.70 and has a slim-frame. Her maroon hair's silky, yet curled causing her bangs to curl over her right eye almost completely, and matches her uniform: which is similar to a british-military tunicexcept for it's brown color and lack of buttons. Her boots, quiver and hunting-cap finishes off this look. Also, her face seems more-or-less bored, there's no clear expression in her chocolate-colored eyes or a way of telling what she's thinking until she says it."


The princess walks to Frieda, but stays several ft away, to watch her practice... The archer's small, black dog watches her too... Until Frieda suddenly asks "What're you doing out here, princess?". Lise nearly yells in surprise: Frieda never looked in her direction, neither was Lise even close enough to be in her peripheral vision... the princess wanted to ask for her help, but was still wondering how to reveal what she was doing and why... immediately running upon her wasn't what she wanted, neither was being found so fast... "Um..." Lise starts as she steps closer "How did you know?". Frieda replies as she keeps shooting "Your face is still the same, even with those clothes on..", Lise shudders: she knew Frieda through her dad but not personally, especially since she barely came to the castle or talked with her, it's creepier that Frieda could see her face without looking and never looked at her in the first place in the few times she had visited-their talks was little more than a greeting with Frieda never taking her eyes off of whatever she was doing... Lise then replies "Ah... you're very ...attentive.", the archer replies "Yeah... so um... did you wnat something from me?". The princess sighs in slight fear and says "I... um... I wos wondering how long it would take to learn how to become a archer?". Frieda sighs "I thought you got classes in all kinds of stuff at the castle?", Lise replies nervously "I do, all kinds of stuff even this! It's just... that um... a friend of mine needs to learn how to fight and...". Frieda turns toward her... her eyes seem to be somewhere else, despite looking at her "Princess... you can't learn this in just a couple of days: your friend would need to know how to sneak upon your enemy and shoot from afar, while being able to judge how far the arrow would go..". Lise replies as she looks at the grass "Oh..." she sounds slightly upset at this... she only has a while to chose a style and look for Vitt before Earnest would probably start pushing that she goes or he'll do it... Frieda noticed her expression and adds "I would suggest the Gunmen side of the army, but... I'm unsure if your friend's ready for that either: albeit, it's a little easier since the gun does everything for you.". The princess looks up into Frieda's dead-looking eyes "Um... thanks for the suggestion Though, now that I think about it, he might be used to close-range weapons moreso..", the archer then replies "Then try a sword or a staff, anything that would allow them to fight as needed and keep their distance, if they're just learning how to fight...". She turns away and shoots "Now can I ask you a question? Is this about the magical-conscience thing?", Lise replies "Yes... everything I've done has been to match where we're going... but: I believe this person will be best for the job..". Frieda replies "Good... I would've offered myself for serving the country... as you can see I am the best at what I do..." Lise looks toward Fern's target: it was a literal target with onlyholes in the center of the bull's eye... "I'm not gonna beg to go, but I'm ready whenever.." the archer offers. Lise replies "I'll keep that in mind in case things don't work out.." she smiles wryly... Then walks away "Geez... why does Frieda feel so cold and disturbing?" she thought...
Lise then notices Beltane teaching a group of kids outside... "Awww, she got right back to it..." the princess thought.. The witch suddenly notices her from afar, says something to the small children and quickly races up to her. Lise steps back from the sudden speed at which she was seen and now face-to-face with Beltane. "Princess!!! What are you doing here!?" she asks excitedly, Lise smiles wryly as she explains "I'm looking for another ambassador or... fighter...". The witch tilted her head "Oh? This is for the Lost Woods, then?", the princess's eye widened... "I.., I thought my family were the only one's that knew about that?!" she asks in slight shock: it was beleivable that only a few people knew about the kingdom but she didn't expect to find someone who knew about it so fast. Beltane giggles as she explains "All wizards know about the kingdom! But... most of us respect it, so we don't say anything about it unless someone else does...", she then tightens her grip on her wand "Does that mean you're here to call upon my powers again!?" she says , making her voice sound slightly deeper and somewhat menacing. Lise laughs and tries to explain "That sounds very assuring, but... I already had someone else in mind...", Beltane sighs heavily... almost drooping and letting her hat fall of... Lise then quickly says "But if my parents tell me about another secret kingdom, I'll invite you!". The witch laughs as she stood erect again "Don't worry! I'm kinda tired anyway, I'm not used to running around all day"... this seems to be a lie as Beltane nearly flew to Lise earlier... "Oh yeah, where's that demon you had the other day?". the princess backs up in surprise...
It was shocking to hear that she knew about the hidden-kingdom, but the fact she knew about Vitt the whole time was much... "W, wot do you mean?" Lise tries to protect his identity and keep him from Divine-Punishment.. But Beltane replies "Oh... I see, you want to keep him secret.", the princess stutters a little as she asks "U... uh... H, how would you know there's a demon nearby?". The witch happily explains: "All wizards can! It's a thing we have to do: learn about demons, and summon one. Well... the learning part, the wizards who're afraid or wanna stay on the White-magic side usually don't do it. But I summoned a demon once, and I know when i sense one!", Lise then asks "S, so... back then... You knew the difference between the Cambions and ...my demon?" the princess feels flushed upon saying this: usually one's demon refers to problem they have, but Vitt was more so like a close friend or someone who she knows has feelings for her... Beltane explains "Cambions don't have any feeling to them.. They're like people, you might or might not notice they're their. But demons always have this... scary... or... disturbing feeling, like when ya get angry, scared or... even frisky, ha!", Lise then replied in a calmer yet still somewhat shocked tone... "So... you knew the whole time... That demon is the one I want to go with me to the Lost Woods..". The witch's eyes widened "You want to go there your demon?! How's it gonna get passed your dad and the others?!", the princess explains her plans "I wanted to disguise him as a person... and... I wos hoping you could change him into one?". Beltane smile sadly as she hears the princess's questioning, hopeful tone... and replies "Sorry, demons are evil spirits: it's a well known fact that our magic barely effects them..." she explains.. Lise sighs "Ah, well I know you'd do it if you could... wait...", the princess's expression changed from disappointment to a wondering one "Did everybody there know Vitt was watching!!?". Beltane looks up in the air as the thought back on the day and lists people off via tapping her wand on her fingers "I know because I took demonology, but Max couldn't of known... I'm not sure if Fulmine did or not, he started and finshed school here before I understood how far he got... I'm not positive about Don or his mom either, they would've said something, right? I know Master...". Their conversation's cut short by Jasmine yelling "Beltane! You're suppose to be teaching, what are you doing!?", the witch leaps in the air and quickly turns around "M, m, master! I was just talking to the princess! See!?", the black-cat sighs "That's great and all, but you left class for a long time...". Jasmine turns toward Lise "I'm sorry princess, but unless it's another matter of national security and you need her...", the princess replies "I'm sorry! I wos just asking her questions about our trip... I'll come back later!" she smiles sheepishly and leaves...
Meanwhile, Vitt quickly crawls on the town walls, and eftly eases through the shadows as he thought of many ways to look human and be alone with Lise... "Shit... what the fucking hell am I suppose to do!!!? I wanna go, but... dammit!! How!!? Yeah, wearing clothes ain't gonna be enough, I need something... shit... if only wassa one of the higher-ranks, then I could probably jus' turn into one... maybe I could try possessing someone?". He then notices the artisan-district... and gets a idea... He sneaks into a factory: there, many blacksmiths can be seen below, working hard on armor and weapons. "If I could get that, then I'll be full covered..." Lise's voice echoes through his mind: reminding him not to steal... he blushes slightly then shook his head "Dammit!!! Fuck her straight up her behind for messin' with my head!!! What the hell am I suppose to do if I can't take the... wait!!!". Minutes later, a blacksmith leaves his work-post for a break away from the cobstant clanging and insufferable heat... Then hears a voice above him "Pssst, ya wanna make money now?" Vitt asks, the blacksmith looks around "Wha? Who's...". The white demon quickly explains "Don't be afriad..." this sounds more ominous though, causing the blacksmith to start going back inside the building... "Wait! seriously, I just wanna set of armor!" Vitt explains a little louder, but his voice bounces off the building wall and trees: there was no way to know where he is.. The blacksmith replies "Wh, why don't you come into the building, then?", the white demon explains "I'm shy... but if you leave the armour, I'll leave the money!" he lies, somewhat... The man starts to regain his courage upon hearing this "You sound like a thief..." he warns... but Vitt drops many rupees on the ground, the man quickly turns as he heard the sound. "Yeah, I probably do, so I'll give you this and you come back with the armor!" he warned back, the blacksmith picks it up "Alright... um... what's your size?". The white demon almost yells, but then angrily explains "I don't care: it just needs to be big, so it can cover me completely!", the blacksmith wondered at this, but shrugged and goes inside: the pickpocketed money was more than enough for standard armour... A hour later, he returns and drops the armor there "Um... here it is..." he says... His voice awakens Vitt, who was atop the Artisan building... He looks down as the blacksmith continues "Most of it was already ready, I just had to do the helmet and limb parts... uh okay... I'm leaving...", the white demon swiftly crawls down the siede of the buildings letting a "Thanks." slip out. The blacksmith quickly turns, but not fast enough to see Vitt... The man goes back inside as the white demon grabs the armor and put it on "Good thing nobody's around here around this part of the day: I'd hate to hafta carry this shit through the woods to put it on..." he looks at his Nickle armour... "Awesome, it's a little bigger, but it fits!". He climbs up the wall, but a little slower, due to how awkward it is to climb in it.. he also had to be careful of the leaps and bounds he made upon travelling through Castiel.. until he reached the airport...

Vitt lands on the grassy field just south of the airstrip... he looks around: confirming nobody was there except the workers who're inside the station and a few people out fishing, but they were a mile away from his location... The white demon stands erect and starts walking, trying to get used to staying upright and walking in armour... "Dammit, this thing's loud! I really can't act like myself in it..." he thought... "I just realized: I paid for this with stolen money: did I still steal shit?". As Vitt question if he still did something wrong, he doesn't see the nearby river bubbling... and the Aquamarine demon sliding out... until the light reflecting of it's scale, catches the white demon's eye. Vitt quicly backs up as he sees the fish looking creature crawl closer "?? Sharknado??!" the white demon gasped in surprise and anger at his slight peace being broken so fast..


"Sharknado stands at 6'0ft-182.90 cm, and has 6-inch wide body... The awkwardly shaped demon has shorter arms and legs, compared to other humanoid demons and resembles a shark more so than a man. Sharknado's three rows of angular-fish teeth are easily seen as is it's angular-probe similar to a female type of the species. Sharkfins can be seen on it's arms, legs and one huge one on it's back. Similarly, it has shark eyes that glow in dark areas, as can be seen when it was emerging from the water.. Upon standing, Sharknado's muscled toreso is easily seen, along with it's gills in place of a nose and on the side's of it's neck. Last but not least, it's wings seem to be angler-fish fins and it's tail a shark's."

The white demon backs up as Sharknado laughs "What's wrong, ya scared, pussy?" the aquamarine demon laughs in a deep, guttural voice which sounds as if a human being was drowning... "You  keep running and denying us of your orders, the work you're suppose to finish and do... you lazy, faggot!". Vitt replies "I don't want to go back and there's millions of others who can do that!", Sharknado laughs "But EVERYBODY WANTS YOU TO!! There's not a SINGLE demo not excited to tear into you, especially after seeing your bounty!". The demon lies back dwn on it's scaly belly, getting into a fighting stance "One word of advice before I  get you: wheteher or not I win, life will get worse for you. The roal family can't have such a outrage in the kingdom of hell! So it's better you just come with me!!!" Sharknado leaps as he growled the last part. Vitt rolls away, unable to quickly crawl... "Shit... but I hafta get used to thhis: One of these bastards are gonna attack porpbaly when I get to the Lost Woods: I'll have to keep my armour on then , too!" he thought as he slips his tail through the armor's crack... "But... it won't hurt to try a sneak attack...". Sharknado leaps at him again, Vitt slides under the Aquamarine demon  and tries to quickly pierce it's heart. Sharknado's tail suddenly slaps him in the face, knocking him over, and allowing for Sharknado to grab his head "Now I have you, bitch!!" he laughs, it starts sounding like a human desperately gagging and calling for help more so than normal laughter... Vitt tries to get up, but the heavy demon keeps him pinned and grabs him by his helmet... "Now I'm gonna squeeze ya brains out! You'll wake up in time to see the Royal family and you-know-who!" Sharknado sung in a gurgling voice... The white demon winced in pain as the aquamarine demon crushed his head inside his helmet. Black blood sprays from his nose and eyes as he thought "SH, shit!! My tail's crushed under and this fatass's body! It's damned webbed feet are keeping everything else down, too! AAAAH! There's only one thing I can try...". Vitt forces his tail through the soft, grassy dirt and up through Sharknado's webbed foot, the sudden pain causes it to flinch and let's Vitt shake his hand loose and throw off his heavy metal glove in his eyes.The aquamarine demon falls back and swing it's tail, Vitt gabs it and flips the demon onto the rocks by the river's edge. Sharknado easily gets up, as the white demon wasn't nearly as big as it: the hit barely impacted the aquamarine demon, so Vitt stomped it's penis. Sharknado writes a little, then gets right back up "Dammit, if ya had balls, this woulda worked!" the white demon yells and kicks his teeth. Black blood sprays everywhere, Vitt quickly put all his strength into his leg and stomps through the aquamarine demon. many of it's innards spill out it's back, rendering Sharknado unable to move properly, as Vitt then realign's his strength to his arms.. and rips Sharknado's tail off. The aquamarine demon screamed loudly, alerting a few humans around them Vitt freaks "W, wait, sh, shut up!" he yells in fear of Divine-punishment and stomps through Sharknado's heart, killing it... the aquamarine corpse disintegrates as it falls back into the river... Vitt sighs in relief, until he hears footsteps...
The white demon turns to see Lise... then sighs in relief as she gasped in terror: after leaving Vitt alone for only a hour, he was attacked by another demon again... Before, it was over the course of a day or more... but this happened in less than 24 hours, even worse: it happened in civilization, rather than when Vitt was completely alone... she walks closer to him as he smiles "Good thing it's you..." Vitt explains in relief "I wouldn't of been able to get away fast enough if anyone else came up!" The princess walks to him as he says this, with a upset look on her face. The white demon's surprised as she hugs him "I know you'll be awight, but...", Vitt didn't know how to take what was happening and tries to back away "Um... Uh, I'm fine, see?" he gives a smirk. Lise looks down at him as he fell on all fours again, and black smoke rises from his wounds... Vitt smiles sarcastically "But that asshole fucked up my armor...", Lise then changes her attention to the bloodied, semi-crushed armor... "Oh ya... HOW did you get that?". Vitt's proud smile leaves... "Uh... I um... I..." he starts, then quickly explains "I didn't have money, so... I stole money to buy it..". The princess sighs...then looks scared "You didn't kill to steal it, did you?!!", the white demon looks shocked after hearing accusation "C'mon! I'd get Divine-Punishment right away if I did! And I haven't killed anything except a coupla fish!". Lise replied in relief "I didn't really think you did... but..." she sighed in dissapointment "More importantly: I'm unsure if I can find a way to get you to the Lost Woods...", Vitt wonders as she explained "Beltane told me demons can't be altered by magic, and we both know that people clothes won't work..". The White demon replies "Fuck!!! She know I'm here, too!!?", Lora giggles wryly "Yea... apparently, wizards can sense demons, but it's okay: I think none of the others she saw suffered divine-punishment, so...". Vitt sighs "Good... Dammit, if I could sapeshift like the higher-ranks, this wouldn't even be a problem!", the princess suddenly stares... "Wait: shifting...". She looks at her cell... then back up at him "I think I have a idea!", she hurries away, prompting Vitt to follow her into the castle-town: There, she walks the the alleys and backstreets, to avoid people so she could keep in contact with Vitt. Lise explains "If magic can't help, then maybe science?!", the white demon replies "That... we taught you guys, THAT! How would it help?". She looks up at Vitt as he crawls after her "Because, you're maybe your less physical than magical? Therefore, you might actually change!", the white demon shrugs slightly... "Maybe, I don't everything about my body, so...". They arrive at a alchemist shop before they realized it: Lise smiles "There it is, the best Alchemy lab in Castiel, go get some of my clothes and come back, so we can hide you in there!", Vitt smirks "Alright, letsse if this works!".