Training double trouble
Ronin Taliesin
Guildmaster / Monster Hunter ☆ Monster Hunters Guild
Age: 26 | Height: 5'10 | Race: Demi-god | Nationality: Outlander
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SUGAR - Mythical - Dragon (ice breath)
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the baffled king composing hallelujah
Ronin was getting better with the strange skill he seemed to have picked up since the whole dying-and-becoming-not-quite-a-man thing. But he still needed a lot of practice. So, with the fiery colours of Leafchange all around, his feet crunching in the deadfall, the guildmaster fell to a stop in the tranquility of the Glade. Here, he thought, he might be able to ground himself enough to really push his abilities.

So, taking a long breath in, Ronin willed his astral form into being. It used to be that he would need to have it step out from him, but now, albeit slowly, it flickered to life near one of the trees in the meadow. Smirking at it (it smiled back), he walked it in a slow circle around him, warming up so that he might try something more complex.

What that was yet, he didn't know.
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Baker ☆ Loreseeker's Guild
Age: 21 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
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Amalia;
Amalia has an entourage of stars.

Well, she has three. Three stars and Jyoti: it is still mistifying, dizzying, the strangest and most wonderful thing to have happened in a year of strange and wonderful occurrences. Leopard-hearted daughter of an evening sky, she can hardly recognize herself in the face of the girl who lives here now, her ardor and passion such unfamiliar things.

How strange and beautiful a year can be.

The Glade would be the obvious choice for her shrine, except that there is already one here. Amalia goes to it anyway, stopping to pray for Safrin's well being before padding deeper into the tranquil clearing, her bare feet leaving crackling trails in the scattered autumn leaves. There is someone else here, someone familiar; pausing in her absent song, the girl freezes and turns around, surprised to find herself facing down Ronin. A bright but shy smile lights her face: their encounters have been... Interesting, to say the least.

"Ronin!" she calls to the guild master, waving the hand not holding a staff while Jyoti swims forward to better meet the man, the other three stars lingering back. "What are you doing out here?"
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Ronin Taliesin
Guildmaster / Monster Hunter ☆ Monster Hunters Guild
Age: 26 | Height: 5'10 | Race: Demi-god | Nationality: Outlander
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the baffled king composing hallelujah
Ronin halted as a familiar voice called out to him - and then flickered, just for a second, especially as Jyoti swam closer. "Hello, Amalia," he smiled back... just as the real Ronin strolled up to stand beside his projection. He banished the other version of himself, a little embarrassed to be caught practicing, and reached out to fuss over the starwhale calf that had come to greet him.

"Other than enjoying the colours and the fact that it isn't scorching, I was training, if you'll believe it," he said. "Since coming back from the dead, I've apparently picked up a few new tricks. I was trying to see if I could make them more effective."
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the Shield of Safrin
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Amalia;
For a moment Ronin seems to flicker, and Amalia blinks in stunned surprise - which only increases as a second one joins the first, marking one more of the guild master than she is prepared to deal with today. Again she blinks as one disappears, her eyebrows furrowing into a frown. "How..?" she murmurs, a little mystified, though somehow not surprised that he is capable of such a feat.

He is a man reborn, after all.

Amalia cannot help but smile at Jyoti's fondness for the man, tilting her head indulgently as the little calf enjoys the attention, trilling and rolling over in the air to allow him to scratch her belly. "I see." The baker arches a tawny brow, her expression resigned, though not unhappily so. The mention of training makes something indistinct flicker across her face, a little bit uncertain, a little resigned. Her gaze shifts to the far horizon; the girl gives a thoughtful sigh. "I should train too." Her voice is distracted: there is clearly something else on her mind, but the idea of physicality is a welcome distraction.

Turning back to Ronin, Amalia flashes a suddenly feline grin, letting herself begin to shift into the feline form. "Show me yours and I'll show you mine?" the baker invites, before turning fully into the leopard, relishing the feeling of fur over her skin.
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Ronin Taliesin
Guildmaster / Monster Hunter ☆ Monster Hunters Guild
Age: 26 | Height: 5'10 | Race: Demi-god | Nationality: Outlander
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the baffled king composing hallelujah
Ronin, of course, indulges Jyoti with as many belly scritches as she can handle, a fond grin spreading across his face. He glanced back at Amalia as she spoke, her tone of voice wildly out of sync with her words, but before he could ask further details she was already beginning to shift into something altogether more feline. "Oh... oh, well, if you put it like that..."

His grin becoming a deal more mischievous, Ronin let Jyoti go so that he could take a few steps back from the leopard. "Deal," he agreed. "Catch us if you can." Without further ado two Ronins would run in opposite directions, inviting Amalia to chase whichever one she thought was real. The effort of keeping the illusion up and concentrating on his own movements was close to monumental, but he was sure it would be worth it.
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Baker ☆ Loreseeker's Guild
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Amalia;
Amalia has no concept of the potential hidden meaning behind her words; had she known, she would have turned a shade of red so vibrant as to put her blood to shame. As it is her feral grin quickly gives way to a feline face, claws extending from a leopard's paws, her tail lashing eagerly at the air. Jyoti coos her disappointment as the belly scritches come to an end, swimming away to circle the leopard before distracting herself chasing a bee.

When Ronin splits apart into two, Amalia blinks momentary confusion, her feline eyes narrowing as they begin to run. With a snarl she sets off in pursuit of one guildmaster, choosing the one who runs to the right. Leaping strides make her faster than a man could ever be; Amalia can easily leap fifteen feet, but she does not want to hurt him in the incident he is real. So she contents herself with running, attempting to herd him back toward himself, one paw swiping out as she draws up alongside to try and push in behind his knee and make him stumble, claws carefully withdrawn.
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Ronin Taliesin
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the baffled king composing hallelujah
It was difficult to run when he really wanted to laugh. Playing a game of tag with a leopardess most certainly hadn't been on his list of things to do today - but with that being said, he could definitely learn a thing or two from it! The Glade wasn't the best place to run at a flat out sprint anyway, and Amalia was able to herd one of the Ronins back towards the other with relative ease (especially given that it was difficult for him to concentrate like this).

As she swiped at his leg, her target would flicker and disappear, which drew a vibrant laugh of triumph from the real guildmaster... the real guildmaster who had just realised he was running right towards a predatory cat.

His laugh turning into a playful curse, Ronin attempted to bring forth his astral projection again. He had it keep running full pelt at Amalia, hoping to spook her in the other direction... naturally, while he pegged it the other way.
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
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Amalia;
A snarl of frustration leaves her lips as her paw swipes nothing but illusion and air, but at least she has accomplished one thing. The false Ronin vanishes beneath her onslaught, and only the real one is left, chagrining toward her at breakneck speech and cackling as he does. Amalia gives a toothy grin, her ears dropping back in playful challenge as the guildmaster's laughter changes tone.

Upping her speed she continues the chase, watching as the man splits apart once more. This time Amalia is relatively certain she can tell which is which: as one Ronin runs toward her the leopardess leaps, her strong back legs pushing her up through the air and straight into the illusion's chest.

Mid-air the girl's body shifts, shrinking and swaying into avian form. On starlit wings she stalks her prey, following Ronin through the clearing, hoping to swoop down with tiny talons and grab at some part of his shirt. Tag, you're it.
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Ronin Taliesin
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the baffled king composing hallelujah
Of course, Amalia would leap straight through his illusion, soaring through its chest and into avian form, much to the hunter's surprise. His lost concentration cost him his astral projection, and he spent a good few minutes simply running from her. A broad smile on his face and his heart thundering in his chest, Ronin let out a good natured shout of disappointment as he was tagged, and he tumbled and fell dramatically into the long grasses.

There he stayed for a moment, until he suddenly sprang back up in chase of the bird, laughing and trying to tag her in return. At least, that was what it looked like. The real Ronin was still hiding in the grass and trying to get his breath back.
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
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Amalia;
Crying out a note of triumph as she at last catches the hunter's shoulder, Amalia circles in the air a moment, happy to have a rest. It has been a fun workout, but the girl is getting weary, her breath coming fast. Still, the game does not seem to be over: Ronin, remarkably, is full of pep, and rises from the grass to give her chase.

Squawking in mock indignation, Amalia lands back on the ground, shifting once more to feline form. Tempting as it may be to fly into a tree and perch that seems an unfair advantage- besides, her legs are long and swift, and it will be difficult for him to catch her either way. She tries to make him loop in circles, curving her body to draw him along, wondering how long it will take for him to cut across. As she does, she doubles back, directing the circles to where he fell - just in case he's playing another trick.
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Ronin Taliesin
Guildmaster / Monster Hunter ☆ Monster Hunters Guild
Age: 26 | Height: 5'10 | Race: Demi-god | Nationality: Outlander
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the baffled king composing hallelujah
Fool him once and all that - Ronin had seen the leopardess run and chase and hunt before, now, and he did his best not to let his projected self cut too many corners in its pursuit of her. Granted, even keeping it in so much focus had sweat beading on his forehead, and it was just as she cut across the grass where he was laying that he about ran out of steam.

His astral projection winking out of existence, Ronin popped up from the brush with a boo! of surprise, attempting to leap and catch the leopard and tag her back. How successful he would be was neither here nor there at this point - Ronin was exhausted!
Amalia Chandrakant
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Amalia;
Amalia pants as she continues to run, her speed falling dramatically with the exertion and heat. Frequent glances are sent back to the hunter, though as the chase continues she becomes steadily more certain this is not right. In tighter and tighter circles she leads, looping and coiling until she reaches the place where she last saw him fall, ready to leap over the man, her body pulled tight into a spring--

What she doesn't expect is for him to stand up. Feline eyes widening, the big cat twists and yelps, her body spinning in the air so it is her softer belly that flies toward him, rather than her claws. With an oof she crashes into Ronin before falling, sprawling onto the floor and maybe the man himself. Dazed a moment, the cat can only lie there breathing deeply, trying to catch her bearings and her breath.
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Ronin Taliesin
Guildmaster / Monster Hunter ☆ Monster Hunters Guild
Age: 26 | Height: 5'10 | Race: Demi-god | Nationality: Outlander
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the baffled king composing hallelujah
Well that definitely could have been worse.

Ronin yelped as well as the soft (so soft) belly of the leopard came flying at his face, connecting magnificently and sending them both to the ground with an impressive WHUMP.

Whilst Amalia might have been trying to catch her breath, Ronin was too busy in fits of laughter, flat on his back with a big cat sprawled atop him. His astral projection was long gone, of course, but he didn't mind. He felt he had exercised it quite enough, thank you.

"Okay," he gasped. "You win! I yield!"
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
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Amalia;
Slowly Amalia begins to regain her breath, the surprise of crashing into him giving way to a sudden, terrified anxiety. She anticipates fury, rejection, violence in response; instead she finds that Ronin is laughing, the boyish sound roaring through the glade. Still sprawled on top of him, still a little taken aback, the leopard finds herself giggling too, a series of mirthful wuffs leaving her lungs as she begins to find her feet.

The admission of defeat fills her with a sort of pride, and the leopardess huffs triumphantly, rising off him. She does not, however, relinquish the man; instead she keeps a heavy paw on his chest, the feline laughter suddenly falling into what could almost be called a growl. Staring down through slitted eyes Amalia regards Safrin's not-man, something important, serious, thoughtful, flickering across her face.

Don't fuck this up, her expression warns. I won't let you, it promises.

Then the moment passes, and the girl is human once again, standing high above the man, a hand extended to help him stand.
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