Gender: Female Location: The Land Beyond what Time can Touch
Mana had risen, only to fall down next to Richter, sitting beside him. She raised a hand up toward his face as the cat crawled over the males shoulder and onto her arm, using it like a bridge to climb onto Mana's head. Her hands rose up to pet the creature. She smiled, watching the creature, then turning her gaze toward Richter.
"So I located an artifact." Mana began to speak, bringing her hands down from the cat to herself, searching her person to pull out a parchment. Unfolding it, the parchment contained instructions and what looked to be a map. "It's something that you might be interested in." The girl offered the parchment to Richter.
Cold rain started to pour over the battlefield. Kal knew instantly it was Raven's doing. There was a chilly touch to the downpour that was all too magical. Kal ran over to Thane's side, between him and the Goblin spellcaster. With a flick of his cane the young wizard shot an arcane missile towards the Goblin, who swung his staff into the purple mass, and dispersed it, as though it were splashing water and not volatile magical energy.
"what the-" Kal exclaimed, barely managing to bring up a phantom shield to block the blast of pale golden energy fired back. He retaliated instantly. Three arcane missiles flew at the Goblin. Kal concentrated, bringing his will down on a single projectile. It exploded with a flash of light, obscuring the other two until they were right on top of the Goblin. With a whirling sound, two spectral axes flew at the Goblin from either side. This was one of Kal's favored tactics: using the blinding light as a distraction to hide the real attack.
With a chuckle, however, the Goblin mage twirled his staff, catching the two arcane missiles and dispelling them as he had the first. Then he summoned the same yellowish energy he used to attack Kal and Thane, and encased his body in it. The axes thudded against the glowing dome, and with a loud sizzling sound, the axes and energy disappeared. All in the blink of an eye.
Kal raised an eyebrow, his mouth slightly open, as the Goblin cackled and jeered. Clearly, this sorcerer had much more experience with martial magic than any of the graduates. Given that this was the only Goblin mage any of them had ever seen, this was a nasty revelation. Kal glanced sideways at Thane. "Together?" he asked out of the corner of his mouth.
Thane minutely nodded as he drew his bow while looking directly at the powerful goblin. It was a surprise to him that the goblin laughed off Kal's go-to trick, even a variation of it. He never heard of a goblin mage showing as much skill as this one was. They would have to be more cunning and better. He took a shot at the barrier the goblin encased himself in. The shining arrow sunk into the dome and a relatively subdued explosion barely erupted from it. The goblin laughed even louder and Thane grimaced.
He quickly glanced at Kal before firing another bright arrow at the dome. Where it collided with the magical barrier, a circle of fire flashed that signified that Thane's magicks were trying to speed up and burn away the goblin's magick. However, it did not.
"You have a plan, right," he asked Kal. After all, he was the strategist in the group.
__________________ Still looking for that sig....
In the mean time, I never DID see that anime where I unintentionally got my name from. Is it any good