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TVC II Supplemental Chapter 6 - A New Arrival

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After Fitz and Satsu left the Council meeting they arrived at one of the many unused halls within Drakenhof.

Removing his mask and lowering his hood he walked into the room and the sight inside shocked the Arch-Assassin.

In the center of the room sat a dirty malnourished peasant girl who stared blankly at her feet.
Around the sides of room stood six members of Squad Thirteen, all Magi-Assassins, including their Squad Commander the Necrarch Azrel. Satsu noted that, even excluding Azrel, the assassins were were all notable Necromancers.

"Ah Headmaster." Azrel said with a smile on his withered face "We have made a fascinating discovery."

"So I've heard...but she just looks like a girl who can't even find fitting clothes to me...I can't imagine how she'd be capable of even hurting a baby."

"Me neither."
a newcomer said from the doorway.

Satsu glanced over his shoulder to see Commander Kenji, the most skilled swordsman in the Order, stride in with his hands resting over the hilt of his Nipponese longsword.

"What are you doing here Kenji?" Satsu asked.

"The same as you I suspect. This girl disabled one of my blademen, I'm beginning to disbelief after seeing her though."

Azrel stepped in between them with a smile, almost skipping with excitement. "No, no, no. It wasn't her! Don't you see? Look! Look at her!".

Satsu stared at the human feeling utterly baffled, all he saw was a girl. Looking at Kenji he saw his confusion reflected back at him.

Azrel losing his patience with the two other assassins let out a long belaboured sighed "I forget how blind the ungifted are sometimes."

Seeing Satsu's glare Azrel continued "Ah what I mean is you need quite some Necromantic skill to see spirits that are embedded within mortal flesh. The spirit came out of her and did all the damage, not the host itself."

"Possession?"
Satsu asked, he had never heard of possession where the spirit left the body and then returned.

Meanwhile Kenji walked closer as he squinted at the girl trying to "see" the spirit.

"Sort of yes...but no not exactly...more like a binding...oh I wish I had time to experiment. Watch, let me show you!"

"Wait what?"
Satsu asked but it was too late, Azrel and his men were already undoing the sealing.

For a moment there was utter silence, then a deep rumbling noise began to fill the room.

Kenji reacted first, his head snapped up as he sensed something and with supernatural grace he flipped backwards away from the girl. Satsu reached for his blade when something struck him in the chest sending him crashing into the wall behind him.

Satsu blinked and pushed himself to his feet, ignoring the pain he felt.

He saw Kenji roll to the side as a gouge was torn into the ground where the Blood Dragon had been standing moments before. Focusing on the air around the Nipponese vampire his poor witchsight caught a flicker of light but then was gone however he could sense the presence of...something, something big, which he assumed was this "spirit".

Glancing around Satsu noticed Azrel was watching with utter fascination, his much more evolved witchsight likely letting him see the ethereal creature's true form. It took a moment for the fact that the spirit had completely ignored the Squad 13 members to sink in...perhaps it was afraid of magi?

Turning his attention back to the other Commander to see that Kenji had grown bored of avoiding the attacker and was now drawing his blade, an ancient and powerful sword that was forged by Nippon's greatest smiths and forged by ancient mystics from a time long past.

The presence seemed to shrink for a moment at the sight of the fearful weapon. The rumbling noise rose to a deafening pitch as Satsu sensed the unseen creature's presence grow once more.

It seemed to then focus on the one person in the room with no magical defense. It didn't take long for Satsu to realize this either as the spirit soared towards him.

"Seal it! Seal it!"
he roared as he backed into the wall.

Azrel moved with as much speed as Satsu himself could summon and snarled out an incantation with his men joining a moment behind. In but a few moments the ghost had been sealed away again.

"That was...interesting."
Kenji commented as he sheathed his blade.

"Not quite the word I'd use. Please don't do that again Azrel, keep it caged."

For some insane reason the Necrarch looked hurt at the command but he nodded "Yes sir."

Shaking his head Satsu walked up to the girl trying to decide what to do with her and her monstrous pet.

"What's your name girl?"
he asked.
 

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There seemed to be a deathly long silence, before the girl peeked out from under her hair, silver-grey eyes piercing through the veil.

"Oh, you're alive? I'm glad" A gentle but sincere smile crosses a pair of thin, cracked lips. The Girl stands up and walks towards Satsu calmly, looking at the floor and mouthing words to herself.

"...five. Ok you can get rid of those... things you've put on Lucatiel, it's making him angry and it hurts me.." Ellen says quietly, rubbing her wrists as if she was in pain there. There's suddenly a low bass note that rumbles, sending ripples through the grass nearby, and messing up Ellen's hair a little, which she nonchalantly brushes out of her eyes.

"Please, he won't hurt you as long as none of you move closer to me, I promise." Ellen says quietly, nodding softly as if that validates her point. She suddenly raises a finger "Oh! Sorry, I'm Ellen, lovely to meet you mr...?"
 

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Satsu frowned at the girl.

Her behavior was a lot more nonchalant that he'd expected, he had thought there would be crying, likely screaming but definitely not calm. Her reaction to capture was rather disturbing in truth.

"You may call me Satsu." he informed her.

The vampire thought for a moment. "I can not allow that I'm afraid but...I can bring you to those who can allow it if they so wish."

The Arch-Assassin pulled his hood back up and replaced the mask on his face, when he spoke it was with his usual magically distorted voice.

"Azrel organize the escort, Kenji you come as well."

In less than a minute Azrel, Fitz and the five other magi of Squad 13 were standing in a ring around the girl.

Satsu strode a little away from the others and gestured for the Nipponese Blood Dragon to follow, he then lent over to Kenji to speak quietly.
"Don't let Azrel or any of his men touch the girl, her warning about not harming her makes me feel it would be a bad idea. However if there is any sign of that spectre when we're in the hall I want you to remove the girl's head immediately and then help the magi dispatch the creature."

Kenji bowed his head "As you wish."

Walking to the door Satsu looked at Ellen "Remain within the circle mortal. I am simply bringing you to the Masters of this land, they will wish to see you."

With a nod to the other Assassin's Satsu led the way back to the Main Hall.
 

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Ellen mutters, a little hurt "Aww... is it the.. what they called 'wich hunters?' I really hate them.." she sighs, and trudges forwards.

Ellen's mouth tugs up in a small smile. "Your voice sounds ridiculous in that mask Satsu."
 

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Satsu laughed. "Witch Hunters? I get the feeling you don't actually realise where you are?"

The vampire glanced back over his shoulder "And it is not ridiculous."

"It's a little silly sounding Headmaster."
Azrel added.

"You made it!"

The Necrarch shrugged "I didn't think you'd actually use it."
 

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Ellen smiles a bit more openly and stretches, in reaction to the squabble, kicking the floor with her feet through her trouser leg that doubles as a sock. "Are we going then Satsu?" She frowns, tilting her head to one side. "No.. I tend to be a bit of a wanderer, but the wildlife around here are certainly more.. unfriendly, don't taste as good either." She shrugs softly, seemingly unconcerned. "It's been worse than here that's for sure."
 

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"Well for one thing we're not Sigmarites. For another you're the only person in this group with a pulse." he said drily although the effect was a little ruined by the Mask's distortion.

"We're going to present you to the Lord Regent and Lord Imperator. They have guests right now but that may actually be advantageous, some are quite knowledgeable when it comes to odd creatures like that... like the thing you called Lucatiel."
 

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Ellen looks up at Satsu inquiringly, but doesn't speak, seemingly having learnt in the past when she's better off not asking questions, and simply nods, hair bobbing up and down a little.

""Alright then I'll see these.. Imperator and Regent guys and they can stop hurting me right?"

Ellen crosses her arms "Well if it's going to stop the pain can we get going please?"
 

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"They can do a great any things but that is one of them yes."

Satsu sighed audibly "Bear it. It is not my men and I that limits the speed we move with."

After a few minutes they reached the Main Hall Entrance.

Satsu hesitated and glanced back at the girl "I mentioned that my masters have guests, some of whom are...eccentric and almost all are high-born. Consider your actions and words when you are in their presence."

With that warning Satsu led the group into the hall.



Supplement Closed.

Continued in Chapter 6.
 
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