Portal World: Request

”Seventeen.” The guy’s voice carries weight.

”And they’re dotted across Potel at the moment?”

”Yes, I need to gather them. I sorta brought them here and I have to take care of them.” 

”You killed them!” Wow the head mistress is angry.

”They’re not dead yet.”

”Why do you do these things?! Why can’t you just apply yourself and clean up your own mess for once. It’ll be a nice change.”

”All I’m asking is that you’ll help me find them and take them to the Grass.”

”I am under no obligation to help you, and neither is my children.”

”But you care. If we don’t get them to safety, they’ll die. They weren’t supposed to come through all at once.”

”Gamer. I can’t believe you have the oddasity to ask me this. It’ll endanger my kids.”

”It’s already endangering mine, Lightning Eel and Shadow, Even Ruby and Aela are helping and they don’t even have teleporting abilities.”

”It’s my responsibility to keep my children safe. Safe from the monsters in the forest and safe from you and your gracien. Don’t think I don’t know you sneaked a little puppet spell into it.”

”How did you… Doesn’t matter, my new children need to be saved, if you’re such a selfish bitch then stay, just know that you could have done something and live with that guilt… forever.

He opens the head mistress’ door to reveal me listening in.

”Sorry ma’am I didn’t mean to listen in.”

”Of course you did,” she lowers her head into her hands, ”anyway, do you think your team can help this man gather his people?”

Trying to act innocent. ”I don’t know the details, I just got here.”

The man in black clothes talks to me,”Little girl, you see, somewhere out there is a little girl like you, who just got here in this world and suddenly has a magical power like you. More, she’s scared and all alone. Don’t you think we should help her before she dies?”

I answer,”I’m not a little girl! I’m older than you!…”

He interrupts,”Doubt it I’m as old as your. What did you call yourself again, Mother if I’m not mistaken.”

Who is this guy, he can’t be as old as Mother, she’s immortal. 

He continues,”Considering everything I conclude that you’re Mother’s vampire, Roxy. Tell her about the reason you’re really here sometime, will you. However, if you want her to stay in the dark just a little longer, I suggest you wake up your team to do my mission.”

What, this guy can’t be serious, he must be bluffing, there’s no way one of us would betray the Counsel.

”What are you talking about. Don’t listen to the idiot, Roxy, he’s probably lying to cover his own back.”

”You, out of anyone should know that I’m many things, but not a liar, although Roxy here… She’s told more than a handful of lies to the dear beloved Mother of her. Plans to…”

”Stop!” I interrupt him,”We’ll do this mission, and after I’m leaving this foster home for good. Sorry ma’am, but you need to stop treating us like children. We’re not in danger and we are capable of helping this messed up world with our abilities.”

”Thanks Roxy,” He says with a smile, ”Here’s the portal locations,” He hands me a a map of the continent Potel, with seventeen red dots on it, of which four have been crossed out.

Go for the ones not crossed on the map, just take them to the City of Grass after finding them, I arranged for the cloak to take them when they get there.”

”You monster!” Mother yells at him,”I thought you cared about them, how could you hand them over to those thieves and cutthroats? If the wild doesn’t kill them the Cloak surely will.”

”You’re one to talk, handing that vampire’s boy over to the Claw. Anyway, I don’t need your permission anymore, Mother, but I’ll say this. Prepare for War, the Dragons have awoken, and with them a certain immortal. And remember that the one with the most allies have always won the wars.”

”Do you mean you always win the wars, is this really just a game to you?”

”Life is a game, mine just never ends, Roxy! Those people are waiting, let’s go.”

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Portal World: Jewels

Noise from the mall fills the background. People of all shapes, colours and sizes talking and spending jewel a wonderful cacophony with a sweet underlying song floating from the mall speakers.

All while I’m looking for an easy swipe. This is my way of giving back for everything she’s done for me. I’ve decided the thinker’s district is the best place for this job, being the district, ruled by jewel and so called ‘democracy.’ Here where most of grass city’s politicians, scientists, strategists and religious people live. All people with full pockets.

Two wealthy looking guys pass me and in an eyeblink I collected all the relevant info on them. The first an energetic guy wearing a black suit on a black button shirt with a black tie and shiny black shoes that must have cost a sapphire.

There’s something about shoes, I don’t really understand, but you can spot the wealthiest by their shoes. 

While he’s rambing on about some richman project his friend, dressed casually in a black sports jacket a t- shirt and a jean, nods through his glasses, writes in a black file and complains about his clothes.

This would be my target. She is depending on me.

I take a detour around a shop so I can come from their front.

”So are you excited about what Ruby has achieved?” The energetic one asks intrigued.

Casually I walk up past him and suddenly I ‘accedently’ bump into him while swiftly relieving him of his jewel pouch and quickly backing it up with a ”sorry.”

After walking away with my loot and turning a couple of corners to lose them, I inspect the bag. Inside, I find a fortune. Among the green emeralds and yellow topazes there’s about five blue sapphires and even more, a purple amethyst. I’m rich. I’m more than rich, my debt is paid. More than that, with this I’m set for life. 

A purple amethyst is worth a hundred and fourty four blue sapphires. One of which is worth a hundred and fourty four green emeralds and an emerald in turn worth a hundred and fourty four yellow topazes.

As I’m thinking of what I could do with this one purple amethyst, a priest, a tall bald blue skinned man from one of the temples spots me, yelling ”thief!” Probably jealous of my amethyst.

Then, as the priest is making a scene, the guy I stole it from and his friend, who is now dressed in a tuxido, comes around the corner in front of me.

Shit. What now?
No no no. She is going to be blazing if I lose an amethyst because of some priest’s stupidity. 

”Kamear demands for street rats like you to be enslaved!”

In a split second decision I swallow the amethyst and throw the rest in the nearest trashcan as I start running. 

Next thing I know, I’m enveloped in some kind of shadow, unable to move ‘cept for by heart trying to break out of my ribcage.

”Mage! Mages aren’t allowed outside their towers! I’ll have you reported to your headmaster!”

”You, blue man, what did you just say?” I hear a somewhat familiar voice, but whose? I can’t turn around to look, being statued like this. 

”I merely told the filthy witch where his place is.”

That voice again, ”What else did you say?”

 I think it’s the one I stole from, but why would he… Oh… No… He’s th├ít man.

The priest, ”Sir I doubt that your mind can fully comprehend the will of the god, Kamear. The one who led the Dragons, built this great city of grass and created gracien. If you are implying that I said something wrong, I assure you a bishop of Kamear is incapable of sin.”

”There’s that name again ‘Kamear’, Shadow who is this Kamear and why does he claim my achievements?”

”I believe the blue man is truely speaks of you, my lord but it seems he is incapable of correctly pronouncing your name, likely because your cult was created and disbanded before gracien was perfected, my lord.”

‘That makes sense, I forgot about making a cult. Shadow, remind me of this if I ever try something similar again.”

”This is blasphemy! How dare you call yourself the great Kamear?! You should die for this!”

Sounding sarcastic ”No, my dear follower you are the one committing blasphemy for mispronouncing my name, the name of the one you call a god. My name is Gamer, not Kamear and I believe that means you have sinned, so you are the one to be, what was it that you said, enslaved.”

Wow did I really steal from him. This is really bad. I have to get out of here.

”Shadow that is the one who stole my amethyst, right?”

”Yes, my lord, I believe so.”

”Then take him with us, and don’t forget to go back and pay for that tux. Lightning Eel, let’s go.”

Then a bright light starts to shine around me followed by being in some underground tunnel.