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From the personal journal of Alyindar

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Alyindar
Saighdear
GW2: Alyindar.7253

Posted On: 08/19/2012 at 11:28 AM

From the personal journal of Alyindar:

 

My mother used to tell me stories that I'm descended from heroes. My great ancestor, one of the legendary Sunspears, gathered allies and defeated the god Abaddon when Nightfall happened back on the continent of Elona. I'm told her arrow pierced the dark god's eye to deliver the killing blow.

 

However, she was ashamed at all the death that she could not stop, and left her homeland for the frozen North. There she gathered new allies, and fought against the first champion of Primordus, the Great Destroyer! That would have been a battle to see.

 

At some point she moved to Kryta and settled in what became Divinity's Reach. My family has lived here ever since. Quietly, anonymously, but peacefully - or as peaceful as can be had in these dark times...

 

But I know nothing of greatness. I work in a bar. I'll never see my sister again, may Kormir guide her soul in the Mists. I know a little magic, but nothing that could turn armies, or slay liches. I have friends, but not allies that I could call on to defend the city, or slay the champion of a dragon.

 

Still, I tire of the day-to-day existence. My ancestor fought to make the world a better place. Am I shaming her for not trying to do the same?

 

So I plan to leave Divinity's Reach in a week's time. I will challenge myself, make myself stronger, help those in need for the greater good of all. And someday, I hope to return to my homeland of Elona to challenge the rule of Palawa Joko himself. I will find my place in the world. I will make my ancestor proud.

 

I count the days until I am ready to leave. I shared my plans with my friend Petra, and although she is sad to know that I am leaving, she is proud that I am trying to find my place in the world.

 

But before I can fight the good fight, I must fight the dirty floor with my trusty mop after another bar fight last night. Woe be to the beer stain that hides from my vigilance! ... or something like that.



» Edited on: 2012-08-22 11:29:05

"Mind the gap."

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Alyindar
Saighdear
GW2: Alyindar.7253

Replied On: 08/22/2012 at 11:36 AM

From the personal journal of Alyindar:

I am exhilarated after a break through! I was mopping up a particularly troublesome blood strain (courtesy of that irritating big nose guy) and the water in my bucket was particularly dirty and not helping at all. My magic has always been meager, but I was irritated enough that I wasn't thinking, and expended some energy into a water spell. The effect was AMAZING! I could feel the magic channeling through the mop in my hands, and an enormous gush came out the end, spraying like a jet all over the bar floor!

I was so startled I could do little more than gawk! I'd read about elder magus who used scepters and magic paraphernalia to channel their magic into greater forces, but I did not have access to runed scepters adorned with gems; I'd been attempting to conjure the elements with just my force of will alone. Never did I think a simple mop could produce this kind of effect!

After trying it again, this time intentionally and controlled, I whooped with delight at my discovery. With this knowledge I could channel my magic through ANYTHING to produce greater results! I grabbed a knife from the bar and repeated the exercise, and was surprised to find the shape of the magic changed - instead of a torrent of water, it came out as a blade of seemingly solid vapor. I was able to curve the effect and slice a bar stool into pieces.

This is amazing! If you had asked me yesterday I would have told you that my magic wasn't strong enough to create a breeze, much less to be used as a weapon. But now with my new found discovery I am much more confident in my abilities. I will need more practice, particularly in the other elements (water has always been my affinity), but I am incredibly anxious to begin my journey now!

"Mind the gap."

By:

Alyindar
Saighdear
GW2: Alyindar.7253

Replied On: 08/24/2012 at 09:33 AM

From the personal journal of Alyindar:

I can conjure fire now, although Andrew's taking the damage out of my wages. I couldn't tell who was more surprised, me or him, when my mop turned the table into a column of flame. We had a good laugh about it afterwards though.

I heard rumors that the centaur are attacking the outlying farms. I may poke my head out tonight and see if it's true. While nervous, I'd hope that I can find a way to help someone.

"Mind the gap."

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