Joseph had begun leading their way around the walls of the complex, his revolver drawn. It didn't make much sense. Why had those guys attacked them unprovoked? Were they students who thought them attackers, or perhaps enemies of the school? Yet, if that were the case why were they fighting? Then he froze, it suddonly just occured to him. He spun around and looked at them with a expression that said 'duh'. "Wait a minute. This place doesn't have a roof. Ziare couldn't you just summone your dragon and we could ride in on it?"
Last Edit: May 27, 2006 22:49:22 GMT -5 by Midnight
"Armenius is only big enough to carry us one at a time but he can. He won't get big like in training unless I'm danger,dying, or truly scared. But he should be able to one at a time." she told them honestly.
"Though a red dragon flying through the sky three times would be a bit of a give away if anyone is watching."
She sat back. Took a deep breath.
"Joseph shoot me." she stood up and prepared herself.
Joseph looked between them with a surprised expression. This may have not occured to them, but a different idea came to him. "Umm...instead of injuring you, couldn't your angel summon just bring us over descreetly one at a time. A dragon might be noticed but an angel could probably hide better." he suggested letting his weapon hang limply at his side, "In fact getting in quietly might be a better way than noisely like that."
Sheeta stepped over to the large man and lifting in the air on her black shimmery wings she hooked her arms through The Priests. With visible strain she began pulling the large man up. Ziare concentrated on feeding her summon mana to give her more strength for the climb.
Sheeta pulled him up and slowly at first but gaining momentum and she disappeared over the side of the roof and was lost to site. She reappeared in a moment and took Joseph up next in the same manner but much quicker as he was a bit smaller and returned a last time for Ziare taking her own summoner up and depositing her with the others. Ziare dismissed Sheeta and looked at the others to see what was next.
Post by "The Priest" on May 27, 2006 23:45:02 GMT -5
When he set down, The Priest looked in awe. What he tought to be an almost open courtyard, was actually a series of connecting pagoda's and streams. At the very back, a high Asian tile steeped Temple stood, where one could only guess lead to the inner-mountain training areas.
He could barely move. Its magnitude was nearly staggering. He waited for the others...
Joseph crouched low as he landed inside. Ziare followed quickly behind. The place was enormous. The gunmage had figured it was large on the inside when compared to that around the school but...it seemed as though what was contained within the walls actually dwarfed that outside. Magic...it had to be. Currently the trio stood near the high wall in the shade of the tree. The tree itself was filled with cherry blosoms and was one in a long row atop a veranda.
Carefully move out from the shade, making sure to keep his weapon holstered so no one got the wrong impression, Joseph made his way to the edge of the veranda. Looking over he was onyl furthur struck in awe. Not only was this school large, but it was deep as well. They must have been up at least 12 storeys. Far below he could make out much activity. Many people were sparring casting spells, summoning dragons, running up walls, appearing then reappearing, and once again several fought on water. "Are we going to the right school?" he asked joingly, though his words were hollowed by awe.
Post by "The Priest" on May 28, 2006 19:55:15 GMT -5
The big man looked over. His hat blew, but seemed to never leave his head. He picked up a rock, and dropped it. He listened, and heard it smack the ground. He judged the distance by that. He then looked at his two counterparts.
Too long of a fall for you two.
He sighed again, and scratched at his beard. He began stroking it...
Joseph looked over at their large friend. "For us two? There's no way in hell you could take that drop." he said pointing down the wall, "Still this is a pretty nice veranda, so there's got to be a doorway or a path-" the gunmage's words were suddenly cut off as he found a needle pressed firmly to his neck and a pair of arms holding his in place. "What are you doing here? Who are you?" asked a dark, yet female voice from behind him. Making sure not to move his neck since the needle could be poison, he looked over his shoulder. It was a girl with her mouth wrapped in a dark blue cloth with a matching headband. Her hands were adorned in fingerless gloves but her arms were bare. From the feel on his back, the girl was amply chested as well.
"W-where did you come from?" he stuttered. She press the needle a little harder against his skin almost breaking it, "Ninjitsu, I was hidden in the trees. Now, who are you and what do you want?"
Post by "The Priest" on May 28, 2006 20:36:59 GMT -5
The man's hand dove into his chest, releasing the safety on his Beretta. He turned 90 degrees to the woman, so that his left side was aimed toward her, so she couldn't totally see his hand concealed in his chest. His left hand was buried within his pocket, holding onto the statuette of Loki, the phrase all but finished being uttered, under his breath, as he waited for the woman to make a mistake. His eyes were cast in shadow from his hat...
There was a notable pause as the girl heard Ziare's words. "The Arcane Academy?" she muttered before pressing her pushing her needle again, "How do I know you're not lying. What would students from the Arcane Academy want with spice? No I think you were called in by the Yakuza to get their agent back."