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Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« on: March 03, 2017, 01:52:08 pm »

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Fiery plumes seemed to touch the sky and burn the ground, incinerating most life unfortunate enough to be caught in its embrace. Even metal grew bright and hot to the touch, as Fire Valley seemed to be the location, the volcanoes and seeming ash appropriately dotting the landscape.

But this was not just Fire Valley. No, this was Jigoku no Kubochi, otherwise known as Hell's Basin. It was obviously not named such by the original residents, though the name seems to have stuck. Normally even the air itself was hot enough to melt the flesh off of an ordinary man, but for some reason, the temperatures seemed cooler, though no doubt an ordinary man would still sweat from the intense heat. The sky was clouded, and it seemed that the lava was the only sources of light in the entire area.

It is here where A Dragon's Treasure picks back up, it is here where Pyro journeyed on a mission of his own, unaware that he would soon be having company. Half of which said company would be in quite the bad temperament.

Pyro winged downwards, searching the valley for any signs of his summoner. No, not Eric, the other summoner that had called him here. Native to the deserts of Sunagakure, the heat did not particularly both Pyro as it would some of the more aquatic sorts, but even for him the scenery lacked a certain friendly flare. Neither friend nor foe in sight, the desert dragon pressed on with some frustration evident in his wingbeats, flustered that he had been called out by ghosts.

Ghosts indeed, for after zooming past a certain crag, a bright light burst forth from a jagged set of rocks, startling Pyro. Before he could react, a very strong force knocked him from the sky, forcing him to crash into the ground, narrowly avoiding a small stream of lava.


Three dragons, garbed in metal armor and about the size of a man appeared, having previously been transformed as rocks. Their armor was of a ashen color, with seals inscribed all about them; they also had an insignia on their chestplates of what looked to be a dragon's head. Each dragon had ashen colored scales and horns that protruded from their head in a spire-like fashion, and spines that ran down their back in a fashion akin to spikes.

"Is this...?

"Looks like it. Her description was vague, but this is the first one to answer the chakra ping. Our Lord mentioned him already being sympathetic to our cause."

"So why all the secrecy?"


One of the dragons recieved a cuff from one of the other dragons.

"Idiot, we don't know for sure if it's Pyro until he is Identified by our Lord. We don't want him knowing how to get to the Checkpoint is."

The three dragons went to work, unsealing glowing chains from their armors and wrapping Pyro up in them. Just as they had finished restraining him, two of them hoisted him on their backs while the other's horns glowed. Surging chakra through these horns, a portal opened. The three promptly stepped through it, appearing on the other side to have simply moved a few feet. However, much of the land looked much the same, save for landmarks such as the large mountain before them. More of the armored dragons patrolled here, some with leathery wings and others with feathery bodies. They were varied, but all wore the same signature armor.

Before the dragons could get any further with their prize, from the shadow of Pyro's tail would emerge two men.


Eric Nara was not in the best of moods. Rita had not ocntacted him in what seemed to be forever, he had no way of summoning her, and she had apparently both gotten knocked up by Pyro and conveniently forgot to mention such to Eric. While Eric had left the Valley of the End mostly upset at Pyro, he could not help but feel some anger towards Rita. Why was this a big secret? After all they went through, she trusted a relative stranger more than she trusted him?

Eric did not have long to brood over thoughts of betrayal when suddenly he found himself and Jay standing in front of a mountain fortress of dragons, three of which were in close proximity and apparently hauling Pyro off like some prisoner. Eric's anger replaced with panic, the first reaction of the Nara was to leap backwards from Pyro and his captors.
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 05:06:25 am »

When the duo of Nara made that time-space jump from the Valley of the End, the younger Nara was concerned for the Dragon, Rita. He did not suspect any treachery or foul play from her, nor the other Dragon, Pyro. But, he did not know the full depth of the relationship shared between Eric and his Dragons, so he would not be able to come up with a decent analysis anyway.

So, when they went through the leap and he felt the heat surrounding him, he couldn't really understand the reason. From what he understood, Rita was a Wind Dragon and it was a different kind of heat when comparing it to the desert. Immediately, he would feel the heat from the lava. This type of heat was different from the heat he experienced in the world of the Phoenix. Where that heat was from the presence of it's three suns, this heat was definitely "in your face" about it. He would see why, lava was everywhere, on a much larger scale than the Fire Valley he's grown used to. He couldn't pinpoint the temperature, but figured his 6,500 degree resistance would help him out.

The temperature wouldn't be the only thing he'd notice, not counting Eric jumping away, he'd look on in surprise at the plethora of Dragons in their armors. While, he registered the only familiar Dragon, Pyro, being wrapped in chains, he couldn't really take his eyes away from the many Dragons around. "Wow..." Would be the only word to leave his lips as he looked on in wonder.
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 12:29:22 am »

For a brief moment, the dragons carrying Pyro were unaware of Eric and Jay's presence. A few dragons on the mountain volcano did notice the two, in particular Eric leaping backward and the awestruck man that accompanied him.


"Intruders! Human intruders!"

The soundoff alone may have been enough to snap Jay out of his temporary daze, but the simultaneous actions of the dragons and of Eric would no doubt bring the man back to reality. The dragons hauling off Pyro stopped moving, another watch dragon shouted something in an uninteligable tongue something to it comrades, and Eric performed a single familiar handsign.

The rat handseal by Eric caused the shadows beneath the three escort dragons to become solid and lift upwards, hurling them forcefully outward from Pyro. As he did this, he shouted, "Jay, get Pyro and move! These dragons are not friendly!"


As if Jay needed further reinforcement at this point, the dragons that were being lifted away were startled enough to be hurled off initially, but quickly lifted from the platforms and jumped upwards. All three of them flipped and landed in a triangle, with Pyro in the center.

"Halt you two! You have one warning!"

One warning was all Eric needed. Knowing that they were completely outnumbered, Eric broke his rat handseal at this point and reached back for the Blade of Shadows strapped to his back. Funneling chakra into the sword, depending on Jay's actions, Eric would proceed from here, his robe billowing slightly as the volcanic conditions began to make itself known with a gentle wind.
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 02:55:58 am »

When the Dragon lookout had yelled out in alarm, this would have been enough to snap the man out of his stupor. 'Did he just call me a human?' [Sure did.] "Hey, I am not a hum-" His shout would be cut off as the action took control of the battlefield.

Taking note of Eric's Shadow moving to push the three dragon's away, his would move forward towards Pyro, piggybacking of the trail Eric's shadow left. As he got ready as well, his shadow would break off into multiple tendrils and coil around the large chains around the dragon and the chakra inside them would tug on them to break the links. If the first tug wasn't successful, more chakra would course through the shadow to provide the necessary strength.

"Just what did we jump into?" He would direct the question towards Eric as the man readied himself with his blade and the younger Nara would look around them. More dragons were making their way over to their position, causing the triangle of three dragons to be outlined by an octagon of more dragons. "Well, I don't think we can diplomacy our way out of trouble, yeah?" He'd direct that to the audience around him, banking on that warning they gave them to be their opportunity.
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 06:57:01 am »

"That depends on if you surrender or not!"

CHINK!

The chains would not break on the first tug, but they would give on the third tug, snapping and vanishing into the ethereal nothingness where used chakra went.

It was around this time that Pyro would come to his senses. Seeing many of the armored dragons surrounding him, rather aggressively, the dragon would look around to see Jay and Eric in what could best be described as combatative stances. It did not take long for him to put two and two together. As tempting as it was to join in on the battle, Pyro understood that he had been attacked and forced to wherever he was now; casting his lot with the recruiters might not necessarily be a safer bet at this point.

"Eric Nara, Jay, stand down!" Pyro would attempt to raise to his feet but, presumably hindered by the shadow tendrils of Jay, would only find himself falling back down again. "This is not what it looks like!"

Eric looked towards Pyro, still keeping his sword at the ready. "We are not being surrounded by murderous dragons with killing intent and dragon-napping tendencies?"

"Eric, Nara? Isn't he on the Contract?" A few of the dragons murmured among themselves, and though most of the dragons looked ready to breath a wide assortment of elemental breathes, a few looked pleasantly surprised. Around this time runes/seals on the mountain began to glow.

Eric felt a disconnect with Al and Jestar's shadow seals. Realizing that the mountain contained some sort of barrier jutsu that would hinder his shadow migration, Eric responded to both Jay and himself at the same time.

"It appears we have appeared in the middle of a misunderstanding. Whoever among you is in charge, tell your dragons to stand down and we will do the same. We have options."

Eric was only partially bluffing, but Pyro mentioning his full name for the maximum chance of recognition suggested that his dragon companion either wanted to get him killed or took the effort out to save his skin. Or, help save his skin anyways.

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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 03:51:53 am »

Remained silent as he watched what was happening in front of him. He could feel the tension in the area, neither side really wanting to make the first move. Though, he'd see Pyro struggling with his shadow and he would pull it from around the mythical beast.

His eyes narrowed as they focused their surprise on Eric being named, his recognition being solely on his name in the contract. He could feel the Envious spirit inside of him bubbling in jealousy. He pushed it down to the best of his abilities, smirking as that meant that he was still mostly an unknown to them. If things did pop off, he'd fight for his life and do what he would need to do. Of course, as he thought of this, the barrier cut his connection off to the Manji Network, knowing that he wouldn't be able to teleport out of this. The golden hues of his Stealth Lenses continued to bounce from dragon to dragon. "Why exactly are you taking this dragon, Pyro, prisoner?" He knew that their arrival in their territory wasn't intentional, but since they were here, answers should at least be spoken. Was this even a different dimension or just a well secluded location in the realm? If so, they were stuck as long as the barrier was up. While he could break it, it'd have to be a precise strike, otherwise, he'd be swarmed.
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 04:32:31 pm »

"Pyro, explain," Eric growled, stabbing his sword into the ground. Jay could probably tell that the sword was not discharged of its chakra, suggesting that the gesture only gave the illusion of Eric lowering his defenses. The ash clung to his robes like dust to a ceiling fan, and his tight grip on his sword lessened.

"Yes Pyro, explain at once! You were supposed to come ALONE." One of the original captors growled, the same one who earlier had bopped his companion on the head. This same dragon would stink eye Jay before stating, "Prisoner, is a strong word. I suggest you be careful with your accusations-"

"However natural they may be," Eric retorted. After all, the only part of the story that they had so far seen was Pyro being carried off like some prize. What were they supposed to think?

Pyro heaved a mixture of a sigh and a growl in response to the various demands back and forth. "Listen, I am not a prisoner, and these two are, probably not here to interefere with your plans. Eric wants to see Rita-"

"You're damn straight I came to see Rita you desert bastard!" Eric released and gripped the hilt of his sword, as if barely restraining himself from exploding at this point. " Why didn't you tell me that Rita was pregnant? Why didn't you tell me that she has gone missing? Why didn't you-"

"Shut up Eric!" Pyro's roar shook the ground a little, a few scorch release flares emitting from around him as his chakra soared and Jay's released grip finally produced very visible results. "What do you think I am out here for? Sage's sake, Rita is a sage dragon, she has more responsibilities than being your caretaker."

"Caretaker? Caretaker?! Need I remind you who taught Rita shadow imitation? Need I remind you of our partnership these past 20 goddamn years?"

"Yeah, some partners you have guys have been for the past year and a half. You didn't summon her once even to check up on her-"

"I have already tried that numerous times, nothing!"

"And so what prompted you to finally come, huh?"

Eric scowled, uncharacteristically triggered by the general flow of the conversation. His usual composure greatly whittled, inhibition and the desire to not force himself and Jay to have to fight their way out of the dragon lands his motivations for not right now strangling Pyro until he listened to his entire rant.

"I have given Rita much freedom over the years. She told me that she was going to be away for a little while. That's fine, I can live with that. But a little while became a long while, summons and calls went unanswered, and I got caught up in the Nara Order and fighting that fourth Hokage again. Until Jay here told me that Rita had given him an egg, I was content to let Rita come home of her own accord as she normally does."

Silence, save for the occasional distant blast of a volcano. If the rocks had ears then they preened towards the conversation. As the back and forth continued, the dragons surrounding Jay and Eric seemed to grow increasingly less hostile, less tense.

Eric and Pyro just stared at each other, for a few minutes, before Pyro looked away in concession. "You have changed since joining The Akuatsiki all those years ago. Changed for the worse. Neala saw it, Rita saw it. And I'm beginning to see it now-"

Eric's facial expression only hardened at the statement that sounded to him like an accusation.

"- Still, as you know, Yumei and Rares have been missing for some time now, and you still have nothing on them as far as malice and cruelty go. No dragon sage nor sage dragon leads the dragons of Hell's Basin, plunging this land into a state of orderly chaos. Had the heat of this place been like that of the past, I imagine all that would be left of you would be melted flesh by now. This reduced heat has made this land more accessible to intrusion, and the native dragons see it as a sign of the endtimes.

Rita's father and my father-in-law, Draco, is here trying to re-establish some sort of hierarchy, but there is fierce resistance from some dragons claiming that Yumei will return and execute any and all traitorous dragons. Nonsense he believes, but they are fanatical in their belief, and hold a large part of the Basin under their fear mongering grip."


Eric's face softened, even if the sound of Draco being here was anything but music to his ears.

"He requested that Rita use the knowledge that she has acquired to put down what he sees as a rebellion against his authority; he wants to become the next dragon king-"

"Wants to be unchallenged as the current dragon king," Some dragon from the tower piped up, much to Pyro's irritation. It seemed most of the assembly had similar thoughts.

Pyro paused, in case there were any more thoughts to add, before continuing. Rita came and brought our brood with her, minus the one that Jay has. draco ordered me here as well, and after some correspondence with Ragnar over there-" Pyro would gesture towards the dragon that earlier had seemed to be in charge of the capture trio that had taken Pyro "prisoner" earlier. "I found my way here. If anything, I am a conscript, but I am not a prisoner."
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 04:11:24 am »

Sometime in mid argument, the younger Nara began to space out, the Nekomata drawing him inside his mind. "Well this is gonna go on forever. So, while they're arguing, how about we explore around?" The twin-tailed ball of blue fire spoke while resting in a field of blue roses. The blue roses would surround her, shifting into pink after ten meters.

Jay looked up at her, his hands lifting up to rest on his hips, a sigh escaping his lips. "I don't think that'd be a good idea, considering we're completely surrounded. I mean, afterwards, probably..." Matatabi groaned from his response and closed her green eye, still looking at him with her yellow optic. "Well, in any case, this would be the perfect time for you to get your name on the contract, at the very least. Maybe, if things align right, you may even get another dragon or so... I mean, there's a lot more than previously believed, no?"

She made a lot of sense in that regards. And as he was thinking of a way to make this a reality, he heard a name, Yumei. That was a name he'd encountered in his research of the dragons of legend. "Which Hokage was he?" He asked aloud as he pulled himself from his mind to return to reality, just so he could listen more intently. [Fifth, I believe... they had a lot throughout the years.] He heard in his mind and nodded his head for a moment. 'It does suck that I can't become a Dragon/Phoenix Sage on top of what I already have.' [You think, that'd be like five. Speaking of which, you're gonna have to get off your molasses and do the transition already.] 'I know, it's just frustrating, more than anything... damn it, Matatabi, why'd you have to remind me about that? Now, I'm more frustrated than before.' [Hahaha, my bad.] Her voice faded from his mind around the time Pyro mentioned that he wasn't a real prisoner.

He pulled himself from his stance and slipping his fingers through his hair. "Alright, not a prisoner. You should have led with that." The Manji Commander shrugged his shoulders nonchalantly, taking a few more steps towards Pyro, to pat him on his leg, shoulder, area part. "Alright, I have a feeling that Draco-sama wants an audience with me, considering I have his grandson... well, he's not with me physically..." He furrowed his brow, once again thinking about the sleeping dragon, somewhere in the Forest of Wonders.

He turned his attention towards Ragnar, since this dragon had been named and recognized as the one in charge of the initial trio of dragons. "Also, Rags, do you know of Riri's current position, for Eric?" The young Nara would step towards that dragon, stopping short of the stream of lava, lest his bare feet slip inside the liquid fire. [I don't think he's gonna like that you called him, Rags... too late to apologize now.] 'It's alright, it's better than Narbar.'
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 12:50:07 am »

Eric looked around at the gathered assembly. He sighed, pulled his sword from the rocky-ashen ground, and sheathed his sword via the sheathe on his back. Towards Jay Eric would store in the back of his mind what could only be assumed was a self-denoted nickname for Rita. It was not one that Eric particularly liked, but he had larger issues to address right now.

Ragnar hissed angrily and snorted fire in Jay's general direction. "Have you lost your sense of respect? How dare you refer to me as 'Rags'! I can have you roasted in your own chakra if you insist on insulting us-"

"Pyro, what are the requirements for joining this, army that Draco has cooked up from the depths? Seems like the only way to find Rita." Eric walked towards Pyro, his earlier anger and hurt already brought back under wraps, though the spring in his step was still reminiscent of someone on edge.

"So it turned out to be a he huh..." Pyro trailed, hardly paying attention to the rest of Jay's statement. When Eric approached him he turned his attention towards his inquiry.  "Being a dragon would be a good start. And not being on the king's shitlist."

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 03:52:21 am »

[Told you so.] Matatabi smugly echoed in the young Nara's ears. The man's golden hues only stared into the enraged orbs of the fire snorting dragon, unfazed and unafraid. 'Hmm, roasting in one's own chakra... sounds like a good technique to develop. Through Blood Release... perhaps have the target's blood boil from within. I think I'd need direct contact to establish the control. Turning their blood against them...' The man thought, a hint of excitement bubbling within him, wanting to test the waters of this proposed technique. "Guess that's a raincheck."

He turned his gaze away from Ragnar, landing on Pyro, feeling a bit less than he previously was. As he was having the stare down with Ragnar, his primal instincts were growing more and more. He could feel that bloodlust wanting him to go along with the chaotic encounter. Perhaps he still had a bit of the God of Chaos within him? Though, now, he was back to normal and the desire to cause havoc had died down. He knew what had happened, but he would keep it to himself, not even tell the elder Nara. "Sounds like convincing him is gonna be quite the hassle. Jay sighed softly and nodded his head. Alright, might as well get this over with."
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 08:02:36 pm »

Ragnar did not growl, only flicked his tail towards his subordinates. He had nothing else to say, even as he heard Jay speak, as it was clear that verbal intimidation of this sort did not work on the man. Many of the dragons either returned to their posts or, if they were in the original triangle that had surrounded Eric, Pyro, and Jay remained behind. Whilst these dragons moved Ragnar addressed Eric and Pyro.

"The army is sieging the fortress of Mons even as we speak. Not that either of you would know where it is, but I can assure you, Pyro, that Draco will be anything but thrilled to have Eric Nara here. His wrath will be on your head, not mine. As for him -"

Ragnar made a not so subtle nod towards Jay.

"I suggest you get Eric to escort him out the same way he came in. The last thing that we need out here is another belligerent."

" I am not leaving without Rita," Eric turned towards Ragnar. "Either we get an audience directly with Draco or we find Rita on our own. You need Rita to help you win this fight, that much is clear, and if she finds out that you killed the two of us."

Eric chuckled and looked towards Jay with a smug smile before turning back towards Ragnar.  "No matter how many of you we take down with us in the process, you're cause is going to be damned far more than our souls as a direct result of her wrath. SO, as my clanmate said, we should get this over with so that you all can get back to fighting your real enemies."

Ragnar stood there for a few minutes, as if going through his options. He kept glancing towards Jay, that perhaps being the main reason for any indecision remaining. As he thought, his scales turned bright, illuminating the armor he wore and temporarily causing an eerie glow to appear around him. His eyes became unfocused, and his chakra seemed disturbed from its usual flow.

Eric stood still, at this point sensing the natural energy around him. Much to his surprise, there was a large amount of natural energy that seemed to be present, and if anything, the energy seemed exceedingly easy to gather.

Coming to the conclusion that entering sage mode here would be a cinch, Eric also came to the conclusion that if by some chance the strange occurrence was a long range communicative genjutsu of some sort, that anything negative would likely have to be solved by entering sage mode. To that end, Eric began gathering natural energy, siphoning off of the seemingly limitless source of natural energy in the surroundings.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 03:38:33 am »

Gave the dragon a peace sign and a large smile as the dragon showed his discomfort in being around him. That meant he was doing a good job in gauging peeps' stress level. Though, he didn't feel that he was going to be torturing the dragon any time soon... well at least not physically. It was obvious he was doing it mentally... or at least getting on the dragon's nerves.

Oh yeah, speaking of Natural Energy, considering they were in a Natural Energy rich environment, every single dragon in the area, including Eric, would see an immense amount of Natural Energy pooling around him. Through Senninka, even with his movement, it would still pull towards him. The Aura of Natural Energy around him would be stacked around him thricefold, it's Shell immensely powerful in it's defensive qualities. The young Nara had been blissfully inattentive to this development since appearing in this dimension. Though, now that Ragnar, and moments later Eric, was actively gathering Natural Energy, his focus and senses broadened around him. He can feel the abundance of Natural Energy swirling around the dimension, once again thinking of the Phoenix dimension, Cibanhujy. The heat in the energy was more direct and sizzled at his skin, it wasn't uncomfortable for him, but he could feel the power it was imbued with. It was a stark contrast to the energy in the Shadow Dimension, which was cold, but no less empowering.

The man stayed quiet for a moment, simply letting the Energy do it's thing around him. 'Mons... I wonder where it really is. All I need is to pinpoint a location with a cluster of Dragons, right?' [Possibly. It depends on how many different locations they have in this dimension.] It made sense to the young man and he went along with the activation of his Mind's Eye. He reached up to clutch at the hem of his cloak with both of his hands and just let his senses stretch out a bit over 10 kilometers. He took a deep breath and silently exhaled. Every dimension has their enemies, war was a constant thing. Attempting something like peace would be a pointless task. As long as there were life in the world, conflict would follow. The Kages of old achieved very little when they made the villages. They only increased the level of war in that case.

The man shook his head and turned towards Eric. "So why don't you like Draco?" He bluntly asked the Grandmaster and crossed his arms.
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2017, 03:58:32 am »

Mons was not within range of any reasonable sensory, not even the Eye's Mind Technique, albeit, Jay would have noticed an increased amount of activity inside of the nearby volcano/mountain fortress. The natural energy seemed to be a conductor of sorts, and through it even information seemed to travel, though to the untrained it was unintelligible and scrambled, similar to the various telepathic communication methods of the various shinobi nations.

"That is a question for another time." Ragnar's body returned to normal, and a very visible frown appeared on his face. His irritation had turned into something else entirely. "Pyro, you have your first assignment. You need to help in securing Spyral Gate from the enemy. It is imperative in order for the siege of Mons to finally come to an end."

Eric entered sage mode, more quickly than his usual Eric noted. His skin turned into dragon scales, the area around his eyes grew darker as if painted purple, and brille came down over his eyes. He sprouted no wings, a detail that most of the assembly would likely not think of as weird since Pyro was the only one here who had seen Eric in sage mode prior.

Pyro seemed taken aback. "I don't understand, I thought the Spyral Gate is how we got here. How is it under enemy control?"

"The Spyral Gate is not a jutsu, it is a place, and there rests the first Dragon Lord, Ignitus Spyro Scalio," Ragnar explained, at last dismissing the rest of his crew back towards the mountain. His body, eternally immortalized in chakra infused amber coffin, rests in the same place he declared he would conquer the entirety of the Basin; a victory there might despirit the garrison."

Eric gestured for Jay to walk with him towards Pyro, intending to board him. Eric had not ignored Jay, per say, but did not really want to answer the question here; there was no need to restart the earlier standoff by adding in a history lesson sure to rub Ragnar the wrong way. Instead he encouraged the conversation change. "There is also the possibility that they might want to bring him back from the dead, to fight for them, using the dragon reincarnation technique."

Ragnar scoffed. "What good would that do them? Ignitus would be more likely to oppose them than fight with them."

"Considering the importance of this, I better take these two Nara with me." Pyro lowered the left side of his body so that Jay and Eric could get onto his back.   "After all, if this opposition army practically worship a man-god, then maybe having these two be visibly on our side might affect their morale. "

Ragnar noticed Pyro's body language and seemed to open his mouth to protest, but then closed it with a defeated sigh to accompany the gesture. What would be the point in delaying Pyro any longer at this point with what would have to be a fight?  "Since you are insistent on taking those two as backup against my better judgement, I am sure you will be fine going without any of my dragons then. I and the others will deal with the other half of the report. Once you take the Gate, hold it until given further instruction."

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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 12:40:16 am »

Mentally sighed as his question was held off. He looked towards the elder Nara as he entered his dragonic Sage Mode, finding it intriguing that he'd slip into the state. He remained silent and just walked to the dragon and get on his back, cutting his Mind's Eye off for the moment.

He refrained from slipping into his own state and may only keep it with Shizenjutsu. Since the area was so potent, his control would be thrice as strong. He would be good for now, if he needed, he'd just use the Gates.  Settling himself on the dragon's back, he'd just wait for the action to happen.
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Re: Burdens of the Sage [ Eric and Jay RP]
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 02:47:12 am »

Pyro nodded and then took off with his passengers behind on his back. It did not take long for them to leave the mountain behind.


Of course, a pressing matter came to Eric's mind. Knowing that Pyro was from Wind Country and not a native of this land, it seemed strange that he so eagerly decided to set out for this landmark without knowing where it was. "Pyro, how do you know where this Spyral Gate is? And how long have you been working with Draco?"

Pyro initially did not answer, for whatever reason. When the silence made it clear that something needed to be said, Pyro explained, "Shortly after Draco heard word that you were looking for a second dragon companion and that you would be searching at the Dragon Oasis in Wind Country, Rita's old hangout spot, he was adamant about having a dragon that he trusted being around. After all, he was concerned about, well..."

"Concerned about what?"

"Concerned that you might try to mate with Rita."

Silence. A somewhat akward one, as Pyro seemed to kind of dive into his flying with a head bob as if to put any further commentary beyond his area of expertise.

Eric was simply, stunned. Mate? That was the big concern? Eric sat down on Pyro's back, seemingly baffled. "You're lying."

"He might have lied to me, but that's the concern he voiced to me. He wanted a suitable male around to make sure Rita's important needs were taken care of. I figured if anything like that really warranted concern, Draco waited too long to do something about it anyways, but meh, I'm not complaining."

Eric crossed his legs and shook his head. "Well then, next time we see him, I will just have to ask the scaly bastard if that is what this is all about. In a roundabout way, unlike someone here," Eric playfully rolls his head towards Jay. "I am not going to go poking these dragons unless I need to."

Eric smiled and looked Jay up and down from his sitting position. "Speaking of which, what was all that about? Have you ever heard of Limited Zones?"
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