ASK XERATH, THE MAGUS ASCENDANT

ask-defender-leona:

ask-xerath:

ask-defender-leona:

ask-xerath:

ask-defender-leona:

"Valid reason or not, I do not trust you. And that is something that status or limitless power cannot help you with."

"You suit your ignorance. Enjoy it while you can. I do not need your trust, only your cooperation on occasion. Now. Can I have one of those sun disks or not? I am sure your time is precious to you and seeing as you consider me so horrifically untrustworthy, let us make this swift. What payment do you desire?"

"Geez, if you’re going to be a big baby about it just take one. I make one short remark about a shovel and you leave me with a headache." Leona grumbled. "I liked you better when you were a screaming lightbulb."

"I liked me better then too."

Leona stood there, a little stunned by Xerath’s somber tone. She knew when she had gone to far. Saying nothing, she tosses a sun disc at his feet. “Take it.”

Instead of bending to pick it up, as doing so would be rather creaky and undignified, Xerath lifted a hand and a burst of magic moved the disc into his grip. He dipped his head to Leona in silent thanks before turning and simply walking away.

ask-defender-leona:

ask-xerath:

ask-defender-leona:

"Valid reason or not, I do not trust you. And that is something that status or limitless power cannot help you with."

"You suit your ignorance. Enjoy it while you can. I do not need your trust, only your cooperation on occasion. Now. Can I have one of those sun disks or not? I am sure your time is precious to you and seeing as you consider me so horrifically untrustworthy, let us make this swift. What payment do you desire?"

"Geez, if you’re going to be a big baby about it just take one. I make one short remark about a shovel and you leave me with a headache." Leona grumbled. "I liked you better when you were a screaming lightbulb."

"I liked me better then too."

"Preeetttyyy staaaaaarrrrr!!"

daughterofchains:

ask-xerath:

"Ahhhh, little one! It has been a long while. How have you been faring in the wide world?"

daughterofchains

"Been super busy and playing with other kids and fun stuffs. I misseded you!"

"I missed you too… It has been most quiet without you." He smiled, though his current form’s mask hid the expression entirely. After a moment he went to one knee to equalise their heights a little. "I think you have grown, you know."

ask-defender-leona:

ask-xerath:

ask-defender-leona:

"Plenty of people are capable of loyalty and trust. What makes you think we all exist to stab others in the back?"

"Because you and Azir both have no idea why I did what I did.”

"Valid reason or not, I do not trust you. And that is something that status or limitless power cannot help you with."

"You suit your ignorance. Enjoy it while you can. I do not need your trust, only your cooperation on occasion. Now. Can I have one of those sun disks or not? I am sure your time is precious to you and seeing as you consider me so horrifically untrustworthy, let us make this swift. What payment do you desire?"

grandgeneraloftheextinct:

Of course she had noticed, and if Xerath had allowed himself to be more… insistent, then he was quite likely to gain much more than the very little he did. “I thank you, Ser Xerath. But it’s not as fascinating as you would make it seem. It’s just a practical little spell for a wandering healer who doesn’t like being hurt. Simple, easy to learn.” The glow faded away, her expression becoming that of stone. Impersonal, stoic. “And I will require no payment. I do this, not out of the good of my heart, but because I require nothing that you can offer. Mainly because I have no need for most anything. I’m just doing my job.”

Her lips finally tugged into a smile, her hands finally falling to her side. She took a step forwards, closing the distance a bit. “I will only be but a moment.” Her hand began to glow again, and without warning or a word of caution, she slid her hand into the now un-protected midriff. Forest green eyes began to light up, now an electric blue. It was as if she had stuck her hand into an overcharged, but dying generator. No time to waste poking arou— Oh, those look vital. And this, this looks important as well- But damaged. These injuries looked as if they weren’t healing too soon. But these? Some fractured ribs, internal bleeding, she could feel it. These were recent. She could see where the bleeding was, a few bruised and battered organs. 

"Now then… I will begin the process now, this will be slightly… warm…" Her voice was ethereal now, as if three were talking in the place of one. "Judging by the state of you, I wasn’t off the mark on the time it will take. 

One moment while I start.”

The Magus had not wished to be rude, but she didn’t even mention his gentle probing. It was surprising to one such as him; if someone had done the same to himself he would have instantly been on guard and rather angry. After all it was a bit of an invasion of privacy, or so he saw it. He was on the verge of suggesting that if it were indeed so very easy to learn than she should teach him, but for the moment he held his tongue. Her stoic expression puzzled him somewhat; why would anyone claim such a thing? Having no need of anything? At all? Xerath was not a materialistic creature as such but he would always demand payment for his services just for the sheer principal of it.

He felt himself involuntarily tense as she stepped closer, withered muscle suddenly tight over brittle bones. As the gently glowing magic and the hand encased within suddenly entered within his stomach, he flinched as if struck, though purely from reflex as he soon realised he could barely feel it at all.

Xerath’s head tilted down to stare quizzically at the arm sticking out of him, now feeling for the spell within his gut with a bit more force than he had before. Glancing up, he noticed the blue of her eyes and couldn’t help but feel a smug flicker of a smile cross his lips. He was full of the arcane, absolutely full of power, as his ailing body constantly reminded him.

Her voice snapped him out of his dazed thought process and he glanced up at her from where his gaze had once more slipped to the arm. True to her word, it was warm. He wished he could see exactly what she was doing, but unfortunately he would have to settle on his magic senses rather than his physical ones.

"State of me? … hmh.." He grumbled absently in response, his own tone sounding rather distant and thoughtful even to himself and a frown creasing his hidden brow. "If I am honest, I am surprised it can be helped at all." He tried to remain entirely still and though he could feel very little of what was happening, the idea of it made him waver a little like a grass blade caught in the wind.

thresh-the-chain-warden:

ask-xerath:

//*Picks up graphics tab and violently throws it before returning to sketchbook*

//Picks up tablet and pats your shoulder* Don’t give up. It’s all a learning experience.

// ;w; But I want to be good now. *hugs her traditional stuff*

//*Picks up graphics tab and violently throws it before returning to sketchbook*

ask-defender-leona:

ask-xerath:

ask-defender-leona:

"Oh no, I’m not falling for that one. I know what you did. Old man Azir won’t shut up about it."

"I did not do anything that anyone else would not have done.”

"Plenty of people are capable of loyalty and trust. What makes you think we all exist to stab others in the back?"

"Because you and Azir both have no idea why I did what I did.”

ask-defender-leona:

ask-xerath:

ask-defender-leona:

ask-xerath:

"…Can I have one."

"I’ll trade one for your best shovel. I know I there are more of these babies lying around."

"Shovel? I do not own a shovel. I could perhaps help you dig instead?"

"Oh no, I’m not falling for that one. I know what you did. Old man Azir won’t shut up about it."

"I did not do anything that anyone else would not have done.”

ask-defender-leona:

ask-xerath:

"…Can I have one."

"I’ll trade one for your best shovel. I know I there are more of these babies lying around."

"Shovel? I do not own a shovel. I could perhaps help you dig instead?"