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    Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:01 am

    Claes frowned.

    How typical. Dump the inexperienced one on me, she thought to herself.

    "I've been on several," she murmured.

    Twenty, she thought to herself. She was rather proud that despite being one of the lower ranks she had participated in several witch hunts with considerable amount of success. Claes liked to remind herself of her accomplishments, but she did also sieve the fact on each one she had merely been a shadow meant to observe. Claes didn't need stuff like that in her secret paper resume of achievements in the back of her brain.

    "We'll be lucky if we can make today your first capture, too," she said.

    The two passed by several shops where people were selling weapons and armor and thingamajigs; baubles and souvenirs for tourists; potions of all sorts, food, flowers, sausages, lederhosen. The alley was wedged between the two buildings as the shopkeeper said. There were still a few cracks and stains in the pavement from the attack. The alley itself was unremarkable. A few trash cans at the back, a few burn marks from fire on walls where delinquents had snuck vulgar graffiti using cartic marks. Claes wrinkled her nose, but it was hard to tell if it was because of the garbage's smell, the graffitti or the fact there seemed to be nothing to show a trace of the Walpurgis.

    "Check behind the dumpsters and the carts," she said. "Press around for secret entrances. I'll try to determine if any Walpurgis activity was here as of recent."

    Claes raised both of her hands as several Cartic marks formed in the space between them. Bright, light blue symbols circled around each other and spun as a bead of light hovered in between. It pulsed steadily.

    "There's very little remnant of Cantus here," she said. "But it is here. So your theory about a spell used to disappear is very likeable. Anything on your side?"

    If Goibniu were to examine some of the trashcans and open them, he would find a long, black worn out cloak with burnt edges, a potion bottle, and a bright red flawless ruby in a gold broach's frame.


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:01 am

    His eyes widdened a bit when Claes answered. If it was several, that meant that she would have a considerable amount of experience, which increased their odd at having success! "Oh! So you had dealt with plenty-a cases like this before, right? I'm sure your knowledge will be essencial!" He said, walking past the multiple shops.

    Once they reached the alley, he noticed the burnt marks and the graffiti in the walls. That runaway Walpurgis was quite a scoundrel, wasn't she? "Right away." He said once Claes instructed him. Going to one side of the alley, Goibniu placed his palms at the wall, and gently pressed them in areas he deemed irregular, while slowly moving to a side. When the tip of his toe touched one of the dumpters, he stopped the process to inspect it's surroundings. Nothing remarkable, but what about inside?

    "... Crikey! Officer Alfson, I think I found something!" He said, holding the lid of the dumpster. Hoping she'd come to see the content, he looked at them to determine what they were. "There seems to be a... Piece of burnt cloth of some kind, an empty bottle and... Broach frame with a, piece of ruby?" Why would someone throw away such a thing? Did it belong to the Walpurgis? Or did she steal it and had a change of heart later on?


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:02 am

    Claes deactivated her spell and moved over to him.

    "Hm," she said. "I find it odd the first officers weren't able to find this. Can I take a closer look at the cloth?"

    She'd bring up a gloved hand and rub the cloth together.

    "It's color's dark enough to match the stray Walpurgis I guess, and the bottle looks like the kind you'd use for potions," she said. "Now, the broach...no one in their right mind would just throw away something like this--especially if it has a gem as precious as a ruby."

    She looked at the broach and saw the pin behind it and noticed a piece of snagged cloth on it. Matching it with the other piece of cloth of the cloak, she nodded.

    "Maybe it wasn't intentional. After all, if a person was trying to take off something and it was pinned on, it would come with it. Looks like the burnt parts tore it off, too. I think your theory stands, McCrae. The person may have removed the cloak and then used a potion. Granted, we'll have to take these for evidence for further looks. What would you say this meant then? That they teleported and took on another guise?"


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:02 am

    When she made the question, Goibniu merely nodded and stood aside, holding the lid so that Claes could see the evidence for herself.

    "Mmmh... So you mean that she took the cloak off and accidentally threw the brotch along with it?" That was one heck of an accident, if the Walpurgis didn't realize that. Then again, it didn't seem too heavy, so the mistake could easily be made.

    "It could very well be possible, trying to change disguises and walking away invisible to avoid any suspicion, but do you think she might come back for the brotch?" He inquired, looking around to see if there was something else the stray left behind.


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:02 am

    Claes examined the broach.

    "Mm, hard to say if it'd come back," she said. "It's out of charge, that's all I know. There's a tiny engraved symbol on the back. It's not Cantic, and it's definitely not a language I know. A jeweler or antique's person might be able to appraise it as well as give us a hint as to what it means and if it's associated with anything."

    Claes wrapped the broach with the cloth. She then tossed them to over to Goibniu.

    "We'll bring those back," she said. "But let's investigate a little more. The trail's gone cold here, so we're going to need to spread out now."

    As the two started retreating from the alley, a figure in a familiar long blue cloak with a large bow passed by. The figure was a young woman with purple hair and a pair of round glasses with her silver bells in her hands. She was looking down at the ground as if she were examining something. Ringing her bell twice, a Cartic mark appeared on it and lit up on the cracked ground.

    Claes scowled.

    "Excuse me, you can't cast random spells out in the open," Claes called out.


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:02 am

    "How peculiar, would it be some sort of family sign?" He asked, wondering what sort of symbol would it be for it to be so mysterious. And then she threw the things at her, which he managed to catch, maybe not exactly gracefully. But hey, they didn't fall, so that was good. "Right-o!" He said, walking away from the alley with her.

    But just then, a mysterious figure appeared. Someone that apparently started looking towards something. "Excuse me madam? Did you lose-" Goibniu started, but was interrupted by the sound of the bell she made, causing a Cartic mark to appear.

    That was completely irregular!


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:03 am

    "It could be a family sign, it could be random nonsense," Claes said when McCrae asked. However, her eyes were now trained on the cloaked magic caster.

    She flinched when Claes called her out. However, the cloaked figure rang her bell again until a large Cartic rune formed on the ground.

    "Hey!" Claes said marching forward. "I said stop that or else."

    Just as Claes moved forward, though, the rune on the ground glowed and shot a vertical wall of lightning towards her and Goibniu.


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:03 am

    "Ah... Drop that bell, and steady your hand." Goibniu said, as his right hand was slowly going towards the holster in his hip. What was this strange person doing? Was she... The stray they were looking for?

    He'd get his answer sooner rather than later, as she created a long wall of electricity, which was not heading towards them! "Officer, watch out!" He called out, as his hand went from close to his hip, to Claes' shoulder, making her and himself retreat to a safe distance from the wall.


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:03 am

    Claes already reacted by the time she was given the warning. Within the blink of an eye, she had unsheathed a silver cutlass. She had sidestepped and was now summoning several Cartic marks in a triangular formation. As her sword shot forward, so did they and they darted towards the cloaked figure in order to bind her.

    The cloaked figure lifted its head, revealing that it wore a dark blue Venetian mask covering its face. It then rang the bell in its left hand in a semi-circle. There was a loud, clear ring as Claes' Cartic marks faded and were dispelled.

    Claes' eyes widened as her spell had somehow been countered, but she tried not to show her surprise. Instead, she darted forward. This time the bell rang in the shape of a "z" and another glyph would appear under Goibniu. Above him was another one and would seen be channeling a shot of lightning in hopes to shock him.


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    Re: Moratorium [Silv/Lilac - Closed]

    Post by Lilac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:03 am

    Taking cover by sticking to the outer wall of the alley, Goibniu unholstered his firearm and waited for an opportunity to stick out and fire. The moment came when he noticed two glyphs, one below him, and another above him, appeared out of nowhere. With a gasp, he rolled out of the way, and saw that he was now confronting the Walpurgis.

    "Watch out, Officer!" He said, as he aimed his firearm to hit the bell clean out of the stray's hand, and pulled the trigger. He could only hope her reaction time wasn't faster than a bullet.


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