The Dragon's Child Diary
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Posted 07/30/12 6:05:49 am
note: The story is not very minecraft related, but more as an extra with a minecraft project
Warning: Very long chapters. Don't get fooled by the length, the story isn't written in hard language, and I hope you'll give it a chance
The Dragon´s Child diary
Chapter 1: The first day (part 1)
The desert village was crowded today, not that weird if you realize that over a thousand new Fire Mages entered the Academy. The last 3 days were hot, but today was blazing. Luckily there were stands every-where, selling beverages, mostly tropical fruit or coconutmilk based drinks. They also sold spiced snake, but honestly I didn't have the heart to try those; first, when desert people make things hot, they make it BURN, second, I'm a bit anxious on trying poisonous animals. So I was pretty settled with two fruit drinks (pineapple-banana and mango-papaya-guave). I still had two hours before the summoning took place, so I sat down on a terrace and watched the people passing by. The ruby red and golden uniforms of the Basic and Advanced mages really stood out of the duller dressed crowd. I didn't really know what
to expect, there were so much students, it should be a hundred times bigger then the Lower School I went to as a child. I really hoped I would make it into the Advanced Studies, they were a lot more scarse, even tough there were 3 years of Basic Studies ans 7 years of Advanced Studies. It was in the way they talked, walked and acted, you could just see they were the most powerfull and rightious fire mages. I was talented, but nevertheless I was no match for them. I killed about 1'5 hours of time on the terace, and it was kinda fun to watch all the different people, a lot of the new girls for example where browsing the boots with jewelry or clothes, while the advanced girls spend their time on looking for good sabers or halberts. A few people walked alone, a bit like me, but most of them moved in herds. I walked down the main street of the village to the Grand Circle. It was a gigantic court, nearly 100 metres wide. In the middle was an oasis, and around the oasis was a circle. The Summoning Circle was made of bloodred stone, embedded in the yellow sandstone of the court, it seemed to glow slightly. As I walked further I saw that smaller circles showed where the students would be standing within 20 minutes. I didn't feel nervous before, but now the reality seemed to seep in a bit. A bit excited I walked to one of the teachers who putted all the students in equal groups.
"Sir, do you know where I should go to?" I asked as soon as he had a spare moment for it.
"If you started with telling me your name, that would make putting you somewhere a lot easier" He said a bit joking.
"My name is Aven Fyre." I answered.
"Aven is your first name and is Fyre with a I or a Y?"
"Aven is my first name and Fyre is with a Y sir" After I said that the man started to search trough a really long list.
"..., Furion Elizah, ahh, yeah here you are; Fyre Aven, First Basic year, Class XI. Funny, seems you're one of my students in Practical Magic. Anyway, you should go to the South-Eastern quarter, ask for Lady Iginia" The South-Eastern part wasn't really far away, about a quarter of the circle. Lady Iginia was a very young woman, she looked like she just finished the Advanced Studies, still she seemed hardened and not someone to pull pranks on. After she found my namr on the list she putted me with some other students that were in a line to get teleported to the acadamy.
"15 minutes untill the summoning!" Lady Iginia yelled. Those 15 minutes were really bad, just standing
there, waiting for the moment of freedom. I didn't know anyone here, none in my previous class had high enough grades to continue their study. Also, it was a scarse sight that someone in a fishing province had an affinity for fire. At least my study got covered by the landlord of my village, Sir Visher.
It seemed like he was even happier than me when the acceptation letter arrived; he even made me promise I'd write him if anything interesting happenend. I suppose I should write 2 letters later this evening about my first day here, my parents and Sir Visher are probably dying to know how I'm doing.
Anyway, I was standing in that line to be teleported, when a girl ran into me. She was holding a shipload of books and they all fell on top or around me.
"Oh no I'm really sorry" She apologised while getting up (putting a foot in my stomach while doing so).
"Doesn't matter" I managed to say while gasping for breath. Lady Iginia clearly wasn't that willing to forgive her.
"Young lady, what do you think you're doing?! Pick up your books and then tell me your name so I can report this later" By the time she finished yelling everyone was looking at the girl and even tough she mashed my stomach I felt sorry for her. Ashamed she picked up her books, I helped her a bit by picking up the books that laid on my side.
"My name is Echo Star, Lady Iginia" She mumbled, I saw some people whisper things to eachother and laugh.
"Because the summoning can begin anytime soon I'll let you go, but try to be a bit less brute or I make it count double next time." Echo nodded a bit and then turned around to get in line too, behind me. Lady Iginia yelled that there were only 2 minutes left and that the first in line should walk to the smaller circles.
"Ehm, thank you for handing over my books" I suddenly heard behind me.
"Don't worry about it" I replied friendly.
"Can I know your name?" I tought I saw her blush a bit but it could've been because of the temperature.
"Yeah, sure, I'm Aven Fyre." I said.
"Nice name, are you from around here?"
"Not really, I'm from a fishing province." I admitted, she looked at me a bit surprised
"Really? I mean... not much people from the ocean come here."
"Yeah, if there was a magic that could control fish everyone there would have it." I joked. "But, where are you from? You don't seem to come from the Desert Province." Echo had really blue eyes and her hair was nearly the colour of caramel, she seemed to be from the City Province.
"I'm from the Castle Province" That kinda shocked me, only rich families and royals lived there. Echo didn't act like a dutchess or a daughter from rich parents. Even her clothes looked second hand; they were a bit too big, someplaces had to be patched and she had a bag made of simple, but old leather and she didn't wore anything close to jewelry. "I know I don't really look like my parents are rich, but because I'm the youngest daughter I can dress the way I want. I really hate these dress codes and such on castles." She talked a bit louder and more furious while saying that.
"Well, I can't expect you to look like a princess when I'm from a poor fisher family. I can understand it if people don't want to live in the fairy tale called being rich" After I said that Echo's face, which had been a bit troubled seemed to clear up.
"You do?" I nodded, even when I was little I wondered how people could live like that, all those little rules and guidelines. "I tried to tell my par-"
"THE SUMMONING WILL BEGIN NOW" The voice was made louder with magic and seemed to come from the center of the court. I got distracted by it and forgot Echo was in the middle of a sentence. Not that strange if you realize about a hundred normal children suddenly disappeared. Feet first they changed into some sort of thick black smoke, like black ink in water, and then they turned invisible.
"Next students, take place, don't be afraid, nothing will happen." Yelled Lady Iginia to calm down the most nervous students.
"Are you the first one in your family who studies magic?" Echo asked upon seeing my surprised face.
"Yes, I'm the only magician in my family, my grandfather said there have been ten generations before me who didn't have a single hint of magic power." I admitted. Magic was something that ran trough genetics, and most of the time magic families brought forth more powerfull mages.
"Don't worry about this magic families are more powerful, my aunt told me that she has seen mages from normal families who had so much magic power it had to be sealed away for their own good" That made me feel a bit better about it, I was really worried I sucked so much the first day they'd sent me home right away. Meanwhile the line became shorter and shorter. Every 30 seconds the Summoning Circle activated and teleporting the whole school would take about 15 minutes.
"Do you feel anything when you get teleported?" I asked a bit nervous, there were only 3 people in front of me.
"Not really, I never got teleported this far away, but my brothers and sisters said you'd only feel a bit
light in your head the first time." I trusted her, but still, being dissolved into ink-like smoke didn't attract me that much. 2 people left… there was nothing to worry about… 1 boy left… if it was really bad they would tell you about it…
"Just stay calm, nothing will happen" Echo whispered in my ear as soon as it was my turn. I walked to the small circle. I tried not to think about being dissolved, so I studied the red stone the circle was made of. It seemed to pulsate a bit, in a heart-beat like rythm. Maybe it was alive, but it was only magic, magic couldn't-
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Update #1 : 07/30/2012 6:09:41 am7/30/12
changed the text, it should be better now
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