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Davina is a stout woman with a tanned skin, bronze-coloured hair, brown
eyes and a bulbous nose. She's broken it on a couple of occasions and it
stands out quite a bit in her face. She is otherwise muscled and used to
wearing sturdy clothes with lots of pockets.
Personality: Practical, pragmatic and painly aware of the
unrighteousness in the world, Davina strives to make the world a better
place for those that live in it. She's vowed to make roads, forests and
dungeons safe for people who need to traverse them and will do her job
Skills: Mapping, survival
Enjoys: a quiet night camping
Dislikes: getting her nose broken once again
Davina waved the burning torch above her head, hoping
to catch a glimp of the ceiling. But it was wasted effort as the light of
the flames did not reach a barrier. A faint breeze meandered through the
hallways but as soon as Davina focused on it, the wisp of wind seemed to
vanish into nothingness.
The plucky adventurer sighed and trudged on. She'd been asked to map this
dungeon and map it she would. She would call this place the Forum of
Darkness. Or maybe the Expanse of Nothing. How would she guide people
through it? Although she first needed to make certain it was in fact
prosperous to do so. For all she knew, the Hall of Shadow might just lead
her to a solid wall to end this part of her exploration. Stranger things
had happened. Her internal compass was telling her she was headed in the
right direction, but it had been fooled on prior occasions.
As Davina walked on, the paved tiles beneath her feet grew damp and mossy.
Nearly slipping on a few occasion, her pace slowed. At least there was a
change. Around her shrubs sprouted, dampening the echo of her footsteps. Phosphorous
lichen formed patches all around her and the air grew heavy and moist.
Breathing became harder as she pushed on, water starting to drip down from
the unseen ceiling.
One of the drops fell onto her torch and a loud sizzling disrupted the
calm of the maze. The sound seemed to echo and bounce back, although it
sounded different. Davina readied her sword and waited.
"Who is it who wanders in my
"Who speaks to me, show yourself!" Davina replied.
Two bright eyes, larger than her hand, appeared and as her eyes adjusted,
Davina could make out a dark blue head, brown fins and lighter blue
"Dusbekor Dacia has claimed this
place." the winged sea serpent proclaimed.
Though in fact the half Cascatan, half Drak had just arrived here. It was
however a cosy, sheltered place with not too much foot-traffic and that
seemed quite ideal for a home.
"Davina, explorer for the realm." Davina responded.
Dusbekor motioned to Davina to follow her and not much later Davina was
sitting next to a camp fire on a soft patch of dry grass. Stars twinkled
above her head, or were they patches of lichen? She wasn't quite
"What is it you seek to explore?"
"A shortcut from the city of Rutos to the plains of Garyu. It would
be a great advancement."
"Ah, then you must be off by a bit. I
believe there are plains more to the west."
"That is possible. I would be grateful if you could point me in the
right direction. I would not want to impose on your home."
"It would be nice to be left alone.
Although, maybe I could also guard this path you speak of?"
A dragon could survive on hunting alone, but Dusbekor wouldn't mind some
variety in her diet and a paying job would help her to obtain some
luxuries she wanted but had not dared to dream of.
"I'll ask about that." Davina promised, imagining it would be
nice to come back here later.
Dusbekor was hatched at the Fur
& Feathers Frenzy Redux
Name: Dusbekor Dacia
Parents: Old Cascatan Asandus Prodigucor
Dacia x Flame Xidaver Drak Marek
Personality: Bright and cheerful but fiercely protective of her bond
*Avengaean Functional Magic
*Psionics (Telekinesis, Telepathy, Teleportation)
*Shapeshifting (Dragon-Human Spectrum)
relaxed as her bond Davina prepared the skewers for tonight's feast. Cooking
over an open fire held some appeal even though the dragon could basically
roast the meat with just a thought. A few weeks had gone by and the shortcut
was mildly successful. There were few monsters to worry about although
Dusbekor had maybe exaggerated the dangers she would help keep the travellers
safe from. Maybe that's why it was still nice and quiet in her chosen
Davina passed around the cooked meat and asked:
"Are you happy here? Isn't it lonely with just me?"
"I can pretty much fo anywhere and be back in
a flash." Dusbekor confessed,
"I have not had reason to leave though."
Davina looked at her bond in disbelief, how had she failed to mention that
"It just never crossed my mind that you would
not be able to do it."
"There's only one thing left to ask then." Davina said,
"Where are we going on a trip?"
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