Seasons of War Episode 6-Monsters
Episode 6: Monsters!
20th of Cassus
The camp was still as they picked up after breakfast, and the quiet was driving Odd mad. He was getting antsy as he waited for someone, anyone, in the group to begin speaking, but they all remained stubbornly silent. So rather than just calmly break the silence, he decided then that he would make his own fun. He sized up his friends and after evaluating who was most likely to drop what they were doing to have fun, Odd prepared a snowball and threw it at Aelita. She yelped when it struck the back of her neck, exploding and sending icy crystals down her coat, and she glared at Odd. Aelita lifted the snow from the ground and collected it into a snowball that was easily twice the size of Odd's head.
Cursing himself for having forgotten she was a mage, Odd sprinted away from her. She raised her snowball magically over her head and chased after him. He shot up a nearby tree and perched on a branch out of the way. She stopped at the base of the tree, lookin
Seasons of War Episode 5-Elder and Apprentice
Episode 5: Elder and Apprentice
29th of Matrinalis, 5:03 Guardian
Aelita waited patiently as Edna redid the braids in her hair, or as patiently as she could. She looked at her feet, which were caked in a thick layer of dirt. She summoned a small wisp of water and cleaned them before she slid on her shoes. Aelita looked up at the sky, and Edna looked up as well. The sky was beginning to grow dark, and the stars were beginning to show.
"Edna?" Aelita asked, not moving her eyes.
"Yes, da'len?" Edna responded, secretly conjuring a yellow mountain flower to tuck into her braid.
"Why does the moon change its shape?" She asked, kicking up the dirt. Aelita knew that Eleanor would have a fit when she returned late and covered in dirt, again. But she'd stopped caring.
Edna took in a deep breath. "Before the Creation Father designed our world, he created the Destruction Mother to help him bring balance to the world, so she was called the Balanced One at that time. They worked together to create a
Seasons of War Episode 4-Tales of Halamshiral
Episode 4: Tales of Halamshiral
15th of Cassus
The Heroes, excluding Aelita, sat around the table eating the breakfast prepared for them by servants of the Sarethari family. Jeremie had just finished informing the others that Aelita was Anthea's daughter, since the Outcast had been out late that night with her mother and had yet to return. As if on cue, Aelita walked in, obviously tired. Before Jeremie could ask her if she was feeling alright, Ulrich teased her affectionately, "So, milady Kitten, what is your first act as a noblewoman going to be?"
Aelita laughed weakly. "A noblewoman abandoned as a babe and raised by humans, thus having no claim to the title of scion?" She paused dramatically, "looking for work, probably."
Ulrich laughed. "Practicality is for peasants, milady. You must do something frivolous to celebrate your birthright."
"Go down to the marketplace and complain that there are no Nihonjin silks that match your eyes."
Aelita tilted her head slightly.
Seasons of War Episode 3-the Changeling's Mother
Episode 3: The Changeling's Mother
12th of Matrinalis, 4:86 East
Anthea covered the chain sickle with a white blanket. Her father wished her a pleasant walk, and told her to be careful, as activity near Bastium had been rumored to have increased. Anthea promised to be careful, and she left the gates. In those days elves were always allowed in, though few were allowed out. The gates weren't hidden to those who had earned their vallaslin, regardless of their magical prowess—luckily for Anthea. She was one of the Blind, and could not use magic. Her vallaslin marked her as a true da'len elvhenan, and the stylized magenta marking on her forehead—her brother had claimed it looked like a halla skull, and she agreed for the most part—meant atisha, or peace.
The scion of the Sarethari family sat in the clearing, enjoying the summer sun. She stretched out, picking a flower and plucking off the petals idly. She folded her legs and opened up her lunch, beginning to eat in the sun
Seasons of War Episode 2: Blizzard
Episode 2: Blizzard
14th of Cassus
Jeremie woke all of the other Heroes early that morning. "The snow is starting to pick up," He told each of them, "and we don't want to be sleeping when it gets to be too cold." They a quick breakfast then packed up camp, surprised by how much snow had collected in the short span. Aelita used her magic to dig out the aravel, and had to keep several paces in front of it to keep it from getting stuck in the frozen ice. It was soon obvious, however, that the road was gone, covered by snow.
Any landmarks had also been covered in snow, and as the winds began to pick up, it was harder to see. The Heroes pulled up their hoods, and Yumi wrapped many blankets around Rorkal to keep him warm as the snow picked up in speed. Aelita tried her best to keep the ice away, with Laura clearing the path in her place, but after a few hours she had tired, and the winds overpowered her magic. Odd pulled his bear skin hood closer to his face. "Damn, this place is colder than
Seasons of War Episode 1-Replika
Book 3: Winter
Episode 1: Replika
7th of Cassus
Replika was not half as beautiful as Lyoko. Even during the drought, Lyoko's beauty had shone through in its high peaks that scraped the very sky to its golden sand in the Ravenbow Canyon to its cold rushing rivers. Replika had suffered during the rebellion, and the blizzard had taken everyone by surprise. The Heroes were now freezing, so the first thing they did was buy warmer clothes—gloves, coats, scarves as well as blankets for both themselves and Rorkal. Jeremie sold the rings to a merchant; neither he nor Laura wished to be reminded of the engagement any more than they had to be.
Laura wove her fingers through her hair, turning it brown with illusion magic. She hoped this would be enough to prevent the residents from recognizing her as she went into the mayor's home to offer to draw wards. The wards would protect the village from the undead, since the tear in the Veil showed no signs of closing. She had drawn the wards inside