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898339 No. 898339 ID: e77725

Twitter: @HeroRena
Tali's Stats: http://pastebin.com/9XdsZ5bC
Wiki: https://tgchan.org/wiki/Magical_Academy_Quest

Journal Entry #41

Hey, journal. I'm technically not home right now so this is more of a mental entry. My class all went on a trip to the Aelor homeland and uh... We got all split up. A few of us made our way to a seemingly abandoned city and we found Tessa in a well.

We also found a giant mysterious monolith!
That was guarded by a dragon.

Oh and that dragon is now staring at me.
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No. 921301 ID: 49ea2b

Imgur broke it on purpose, you can't see anyone's albums anymore for some bullshit reason. If you check Larro's twitter, he's working on a way to get us a list. Also, these kind of questions should go on the dis thread.
No. 921647 ID: e77725
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>First, Tali examines the wand. The orbs reveal that it is a Wand of Lightning Infusion.

>It works by filling whatever it's aimed at with lightning elemental essence. Because none of the mortal races are made out of lightning this over-aspects them into the wrong element and usually makes them explode.

>Current Threat Level: 09. Safe in Tali's hands.
No. 921649 ID: e77725
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"How are we supposed to have a magical battle? You just said that only Ceer magic works, and I don't have that.

Well, I suppose that if you don't want to tell me what all this is then I should just destroy it.
We're in the Ceer lands, right? I can tell this thing has an incomprehensible amount of magic in it, but I'm sure this is far enough away from MY home that the resulting magical explosion won't cause ME any problems.
Even better, it would definitely destroy the binding holding that dragon here.

Unless, I suppose, you're willing to talk. After all, there may be some detail about how this thing works that would change my mind about destroying both it and all your research - which, by the way, I'm only interested in doing because you decided to fight instead of talk."

"<Pah. The great work of the Ceer is not for your simple elemental mind to even begin to comprehend. And, destroy? You wish! If you so much as touch that thing with your inferior Elf hands you will be turned into a fine mist! There is but one way to shut off our greatest work and I'm afraid the secret will die with me, elf!>"

"You really think I can't break it? I've broken more on accident."

"<You are welcome to try! You'll die before you can make a dent in it!>"
No. 921652 ID: e77725
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"This is your last chance to tell me how to shut this down and free the dragon."

"<Or what? You can't threaten me with death. You can not threaten me with pain. Years and years of isolation have hardened me, elf! I have been through things you can't imagine! Nothing will break me, nothing will make me reveal a damn thing! And when you kill me you'll be stuck in here with me! Your mistake was attacking the Ceer and thinking you could get away with it!>"

"I won't kill you. But, I should warn you... I know your people's greatest weakness. Last chance, Ceer."

"<Do your worst>"
No. 921653 ID: e77725
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15 minutes of makeouts and neck-biting later.

"Alright, Ceer. You ready to give it up?"


Oh damn

I think I broke them.
No. 921654 ID: b1b4f3

Well if you can't get them to fess up, you could always use us on the Ceer. Just as a precaution, take us off after 2 minutes NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY. No matter what, Tali.
No. 921655 ID: 355457

Neck-biting? Aren’t you venomous these days?

Screw it, just use orange on shit around the lab.
No. 921656 ID: d856aa

>Neck Biting.
Tali, did you forget you're venomous? Because you're venomous.

Also, start scanning things, we'll keep orange in line. Also try zapping stuff.
No. 921657 ID: 10f5f8

Another slave for the elf mines. Fantastic.
Now lets break some stuff while we are at it. What could possibly go wrong.
No. 921660 ID: 5d13f5

Give her a few minutes and the threaten her with penetration
No. 921661 ID: 080aaf

If you reverse the polarity, can you take the lightning essence out of things? Like the orb? Or perhaps change which element it attunes to, and pick the dragon's original element.
No. 921664 ID: 06095b


Let the nerd analyze the device, first. Then, I'll try to come up with some crazy ass plan to shut it down.
No. 921665 ID: 355457

If you changed the direction of that rid, and swapped from lightning to void, I wonder if you could reverse an in-progress Ceerification. Cheers probably uses something similar to prevent her own elementalisation.
No. 921677 ID: 2202fb

You are a slut. What would your grandmother think of your activities?
No. 921680 ID: e3e99e

We have the book, right? What does the book say about this thing?

Also: You could touch US to that thing. We're not your elf hands, and we are more than capable of breaking things that honestly shouldn't be possible to break!
No. 921686 ID: c5ff6b

Ask if you can use the wand to fill the void dragon with the lightings element turning her into a storm dragon
No. 921688 ID: b1b4f3

Now that's a good idea.
No. 921690 ID: 231240

Keep going, knife ears. They're just faking. Go all the way
No. 921713 ID: 49ea2b

Dragons are always fire elemental, regardless of the type. Even poison and lightning dragons, weirdly enough.
No. 921734 ID: b1b4f3

Oh right I forgot about that. They're fire elementals; the perceived element is just flavor.
No. 921754 ID: ad51b8

well might as well look around. See anything that looks like it might be holding the dragon here?
No. 921822 ID: 0cfbce

did you all forget the GIANT ASS FIREBALL in the room? that is clearly the dragon's fire, if the dragon eats that then it will be cured. so we need to find a way to get the fireball and the dragon in the same room.

anyway, if you manage to make that rod work on a ceer then it would create a new lightning elemental race. also can trade it to artifact slut.
No. 921964 ID: 49ea2b

>it would create a new lightning elemental race
Nope. A Ceer given an element they weren't born with would die. (I'm not sure what would happen to a natural born Ceer, but this one is clearly Undine.)
No. 921978 ID: b1b4f3

>giant fireball belongs to the dragon
You're right I forgot what was in the device. It does make sense that it would be the dragon's fire. Don't forget though, dragons can turn into a smaller humanoid form. We can just tell her the Ceer's disabled and she can walk on through to reclaim it.
No. 921979 ID: b1b4f3

...oh wait that was from Tali casting shrink, wasn't it. So we'd have to convince her to allow it, if it's even possible to cast spells in her presence.
No. 922137 ID: e77725
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My grandmother died in the human-elf war...

Oh, fuck... I forgot about that. I mean it shouldn't kill the Ceer. I remember it just caused a tingly sensation.


>He pokes the Ceer.

"... You okay?"


Alright, we'll fix this on our own.

>First, Tali examines the thing in the center of the room. Examining it for danger levels reveals a danger level of 0. Apparently the device is meant to condense raw amounts of pure elemental energy. It distills it down to a singular crystal of raw element. In this case, fire.

>What it could be used for is completely unknown. The Crystal the fire is housed in seems pretty strong. Tali chucks a rock at it. Doesn't even make a dent.
No. 922139 ID: e77725
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>The other thing of note is a jagged piece of crystal jammed into the ground rather forcefully. Around it is a string that leads back outside. Well... Outside in the sense that the string moves away and then abruptly ends in what Tali assumes to be a tiny portal roughly the size of a string.

>Tali tries to tug on the string. A sharp sense of pain makes him jerk his hand back. The strands are thin and cut right into his skin.

What to do...
No. 922141 ID: 75fd99

Use your elf ears for their logical purpose Knife Ear. If that fails, just... pull up the crystal, kick it or something. I dont know, who am I your Grandma?
No. 922142 ID: 9caba2

Crystals are typically fairly brittle, how about bashing it with a rock?
If that doesn't work, maybe you can zap it with your new Ceer wand?
And finally if that doesn't work either, apply the sharpest known object to the string: Elf ears
No. 922143 ID: ad51b8

well if that's what the dragon is stuck on think you could just use the lightning rod the ceer tried to kill you with to snap the line or just brake the crystal? Failing that search the ceer to see what they have in their pockets. Might have a key to take off the dragon's collar in there.
No. 922145 ID: 06095b


Bring dragon in while Ceer is unconscious.

Say: "Hey Ceer, I think this dragon has served her purpose and should now be free. Say something if you want to object."

Dragon is now free, and she should be able to rip out the big crystal.

As for the giant mass of what is probably her elemental essence, she might be able to smash that with the giant crystal. Alternately, could she just eat the mana rocks? Could we make more fire-flavored mana rocks for her to eat if we pumped a bunch of lightning into that device with your wand? Not sure if the reason it's creating fire element crystals is because the mana is fire in nature or because the mana condensing device is set to convert any mana to fire mana crystals.
No. 922149 ID: d856aa

Speaking of your grandma, Tali. We recently aquired naked pictures of your mom. Wanna see them?
No. 922152 ID: e77725
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What!? No! Why would I want that!? Why would ANYONE want that!?


How did you guys even MEET my mom!?

"Hey Ceer, I think this dragon has served her purpose and should now be free. Say something if you want to object."


Alright. Contract ended. There is a slight problem, though... No idea how to get out of here. The portal I entered from is gone now.

The string leads to the outside but I'm not string sized.


Oh, hey, that's a good idea!

>Tali zaps the crystal with the wand. The crystal shatters and falls to bits.

>Tali can see the string, already pulled taut, begin to quickly slide out.
No. 922154 ID: 49ea2b

>Why would ANYONE want that!?
Young elf, you will NOT speak of your mother that way.

Also, the string is obviously the dragon's tether.
No. 922155 ID: e77725
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>The sound of the crystal shattering seems to snap the Ceer out of it.

No. 922156 ID: e77725
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No. 922157 ID: d856aa

Hey, your mom is hot for an elf her age. Make sure you tell her we said that next time you see her.

Also tell her the naked apron thing she does while baking cookies is the best ever.
No. 922158 ID: e77725
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>The world seems to split apart. Alpherialum emerges from a crack in space and stares into the room.

"<I could sense that my binding was severed. Tali, you did it... Though my power is yet restored, I already feel so much better simply knowing that I can finally leave this cursed place.>" The dragon says. She peers down at the trembling Ceer. "<Ah, is this my captor?>"
No. 922159 ID: 49ea2b

"Yes. And that over there is your lost power."
No. 922161 ID: d856aa

Yes. Also, could you not eat him? We might need him later.

Also, point out the big orb of fire that's probably hers and ask her what she's going to do after this.
No. 922162 ID: 9caba2

Yeah uh, we'd like to keep her captor for ourselves, you can offer to demonstrate a Ceer's weakness to show that you know how to handle Ceer.

And I figure the dragon can probably break the crystal with brute force, drained as she is.
No. 922164 ID: 1a6fd4

Better yet, if she says something about eating them: "<I can do worse. They're willing to die for their cause, but how about being kept captive by what they perceive as their inferiors, and being infused with elements bit by bit, living every day in dread, not knowing if at any point they'll pass the tipping point and cease existing...>"
No. 922165 ID: b1b4f3

Tell the Ceer that they'd better apologize.
No. 922167 ID: 10f5f8

Yeah, but we're gonna take them prisoner now. Give a bit of poetic justice and all that.
No. 922168 ID: bcc41d

"Yeah. Remember when I said you could test out their weakness for yourself? Now's your chance, since they've yet to spill what they were working on here.


If you don't want to, I'll just show it to you."
No. 922169 ID: 53b942

“Yeah, and now I’m their captor.”
No. 922171 ID: e77725
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>Tali clears his throat.

"Yep. This is the one."

>The dragon immediately changes into... Well, a dragon. The room suddenly becomes quite hot. She snarls at the Ceer.

"Also, can you not eat them?"

"<WHY NOT?>"

"Cause... Well, they've my captive now. A bit of karmic justice, don't you think?"
No. 922172 ID: e77725
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>She's back to normal.

"<I suppose. Besides, that thing is so tiny. I don't even feel the urge to crush it, despite how satisfying it may be to hear its pitiful cry.>"

"Yeep. Besides, I still need to figure out what the heck they were trying to do down here."

"<That does not interest me.>"

"I imagine not. Oh, and watch."
No. 922173 ID: e77725
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>Tali kisses the Ceer. This has the desired effect of flustering them immensely.

"I told you this was their weakness."

"<... Is that how you took the little one out?>"


"<I am ashamed that I was tricked by them.>"

"Want to try it?"


>She notices the giant orb of fire in the back and stares at it.

"<So... That is where they have been keeping it this whole time.>"

>She cracks the portal open even wider, not stopping until it's big enough for her to crawl through.
No. 922174 ID: e77725
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>She grabs the orb with both hands and simply crushes it. Despite the Ceer's bragging about how awesome the orb was and how it would kill Tali it seems it's simply no match for a determined dragon.

>It cracks and fire leaps out and into the dragon. It takes a long while for all of it to be absorbed. When the orb is finally empty she grabs the gem at the bottom and swallows it.
No. 922175 ID: e77725
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>Alpherialum sighs and a burst of flames surround her. When they fade she looks... Different. Her hair, scales, and wings are still the same color but she looks much more healthy.

>Oh and she isn't leaking mana from her eye hole anymore.

"I am Alpherialum, bringer of the end. And I am restored. Thank you, tiny elf of Minia. You have done all that I asked for and more. In return I shall grant you a boon. Ask it of me, and if it is within my power it shall be granted."
No. 922176 ID: 49ea2b

Huh. Do we have any long term goals she could help us with? Besides the short term goal of "help us find the rest of our friends".
No. 922177 ID: 1774cd

Could you not bring the end? We live in the world and we're fairly fond of it not being ended.
No. 922178 ID: d856aa

Tali, ask her if we can trade down our boon for a number of favors. Mostly in the vein of:
1. A ride for us and our friends to the others.
2. A gift for Fael
3. Alph's number just incase we want to hang out.
No. 922179 ID: 9caba2

Ask yourself: What would Vaisi want?
And then realize what you must ask for, lest she bother you for the rest of your life: A bigger dick.
No. 922180 ID: d856aa

Also, if that doesn't work ask her if you can lay the dragon. Then fuck the dragon.
No. 922194 ID: 98db10

I'd suggest embiggening yourself and asking to have sex with her, but I don't think your wife would like you riding a dragon that isn't her.
No. 922196 ID: 3674e7

I wonder what it would be like being able to dragon transform at will (both allows for dragon sexy times and gives us cool dragon powers). Also ask for help with locating and gathering your friends.
Oh and offer her a place in the dragon stables to live becouse she probably has nowhere else to go and could teach us/other dragon friends a lot.
No. 922198 ID: d856aa

Oh hey yeah, offering to let her live at Minia would be cool. She just has to promise to not kill all the other dragons.
No. 922199 ID: 06095b


Fael is a good girl, and if she can give us something, even just advice that will make life easier for her, that'd be nice.

Relatedly, if she's looking for a place to settle down, like she mentioned, Minia might not be a bad bet. There are lots of dragons there she can socialize with and, if she really wants to stick it to the Ceer for holding her captive for god knows how long, you'll probably come across plenty of Ceer artifacts that need a good smash from something bigger than your noodly elf arms.
No. 922200 ID: 1a6fd4

Yes, let's bring the Ceer hating dragon home to our Ceer girlfriend. What could go wrong?
No. 922202 ID: afdebc

Enhance knockers!
No. 922213 ID: 080aaf

A protection spell strong enough to fuck dragons.
No. 922214 ID: 2202fb

Hows about mentoring our dragon? Or we could bring her back to be our so's mount and we can be dragon rider buddies.

(sorry about names, been a while)
No. 922215 ID: e3e99e

Why is she bringer of the end?
Could she, you know, NOT bring the end? This is where we keep all our waifus.
No. 922217 ID: e5229b

At least she's not the final boss. Could she round up all our friends that are lost in the desert and drop them off somewhere with a teleport stone?
No. 922218 ID: bb78f2

Can we go on a date? Not sure what you like to do on a date as a dragon, but I'm eager to learn your interests.

I speculate the whole "End" thing is a metaphor, freeing her didn't bring the end, she's just like... one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, you know, not the cause, just a symptom. She's a natural creature with a role in the ecosystem, we shouldn't interfere in such things. She might not even play her part for a millennia, she's a dragon.

Ok, no one is escaping the heat death of the universe unless you hop into a much younger universe. Which is the true solution to the Apocalypse. You just run away.
No. 922219 ID: 345fd7

Hold on, bringer of the end of what?

If she’s the bringer of the end of a particular city or something, it might have already happened.

In which case, you could ask for, like, Aelor strength. Or if she can bless you with knowledge, an underdtanding of biochemistry would go a long ways towards figuring out how to help Ceer reproduction.
No. 922220 ID: 49ea2b

Can we... can we ask for more natural magic? Cutethulhu gave us natural comfy magic, can Alpherialum give us some too? Maybe natural fire magic?
No. 922222 ID: b1b4f3

For the boon, we should try to get her help collecting the other lost students and returning them to Minia, or to the rest of the field trip as intended. Out of curiosity you should ask what end her title refers to.
No. 922228 ID: e77725
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Oh geeze. Those are a lot of really good ideas...

"Maybe... Something Fael would like? She's my dragon. I mean... She's not -mine- but I'm her rider. I ride her. Like... In battle. Yeah."

"I see."

>The dragons appears to think for a moment. Then, she plunges her hand into her fucking torso like it's a completely normal thing to do and pulls something out.

"Here." She says, and hands Tali a tiny ember. "This is pure elemental fire, the oldest flame around from the oldest dragon around."

"Oh wow... What uh... What do I do with it?"

"You can do many things. You can use it on yourself to give your elf body a new natural magic, make yourself immune to burning, give it to your dragon to give her a boost in her might. It can be used as fuel, a catalyst, whatever you could imagine. It is my gift to you."

"Oh wow. Thank you! Oh, and uh... Can I ask you one more favor? Can you 'not' end the world? I like the world."

>She shrugs.

"Eh. It won't happen for another few thous... It will not happen in your lifetime. That is all you need to know."
No. 922229 ID: 49ea2b

Ok, look, I love Fael as much as any of us here, but... Natural fire magic. Immunity to being burned. Yes. A thousand times yes.
No. 922230 ID: e77725
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"Now..." The dragon says, "Is that all? I feel that what you have asked me is so small in return for the gift you have given me."

"Well... My friends are kinda scattered throughout the land. Do you think you could help us find them?"


>She moves to stand and begins walking back to the hole she made in the wall.

"O-oh and! If you need a place to stay you're welcome at the school! There's a buncha dragons there and you can make friends! It's really nice there!"

>The dragon turns back and smiles at Tali.

"I wish to stretch my wings for a bit and see the land. But, I shall keep that in mind. I shall meet you outside."
No. 922231 ID: d856aa

No. We're giving it to Fael as long as she's been a good girl and not poisoned anyone or been a nuisance.
No. 922232 ID: e77725
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>She leaps into the cavern and flies out. Straight through the top. Just smashing through it.
No. 922233 ID: e77725
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Man... It feels good to help people.
You know?
No. 922235 ID: d856aa

Wait, I thought we helped people for promises of favors in the future and potential loot. Also tits.

Anyways, grab your new pet Tali. We've got friends to rescue.
No. 922236 ID: 7d1452

Is it safe to leave that void mote thing lying around?
No. 922237 ID: 1a6fd4

>I feel that what you have asked me is so small in return for the gift you have given me.
I don't suppose we could ask for a second one, then? If I have to choose who gets it, then I choose Tali. Power that we wield will always be better than power wielded by others, even our closest allies.
No. 922238 ID: e3e99e

Ok, get your new slave prepared for transport. Vaisi is going to love having someone she can abuse without consequences.
No. 922250 ID: afdebc

Pet poor broken Ceer in the head. There there, it'll be okay.
No. 922251 ID: 2202fb

sun burns
No. 922255 ID: bfb6f3

Whelp, grab your new ceer friend and let’s head back home. And if they try to attack you again comfy magic them.
No. 922257 ID: 345fd7

Boy howdy I do sure hope we’re not responsible for the end of the world.
No. 922258 ID: b1b4f3

Well, the Ceer managed to capture her once, I'm sure they could do it again.
No. 922282 ID: 0cfbce

i don't think the gods would like the world GONE, cause they need worshipers to live so it will probably be a more a flame of rebirth. burn the world down and start anew.

anyway, what is that ball of pure darkness back there?
No. 922304 ID: 679a6d

Friendly reminder Tali, don't forget to get your illusion back on before you meet back up with the rest of your class.
No. 922305 ID: 9caba2

Be sure to keep holding hands with the Ceer so you don't lose them!
No. 922308 ID: 4787a7

Let’s take Ceerdine to Gears. If we collect enough researchers together and force them into a think tank maybe we can get them to make some breakthroughs on a Ceer NICU or something.

What were the rules again for what spells work on Ceer and what ones don’t? I’m wondering what sort of hoops we might have to jump through to get some anatomy scans. Y’know, x-rays and microscopes and such.
No. 922367 ID: 0cfbce

nothing but comfy magic works on a ceer unless they let you.
No. 922480 ID: d9c0b3

See, I thought comfy magic worked because it was “beneficia”l, and other buffs would work too, but buffing an enemy is usually a bad idea, and comfy magic just happens to count as beneficial when it effectively isn’t.
No. 922481 ID: 49ea2b

There are plenty of other buff spells with drawbacks, tho. It's just a matter of tailoring one that does what we want as a side effect rather than a direct one.
No. 923138 ID: d856aa

If you can't get two Tali, give it to Fael. She deserves a present. There are more opportunities for personal power.
No. 923141 ID: 0c3c2c

I think we should go find Fael and say, "Hey, Fael, do you want this fragment of Primal Fire?"
No. 923169 ID: b73a76

She does deserve a present, but knife-ears needs to git gud.
No. 923172 ID: d856aa

Knife ears seemed to do pretty well in this situation and he even has a wand that makes people explode and a new pet ceer.
No. 923195 ID: 49ea2b

>he even has a wand that makes people explode
On a side note: The wand is a Ceer artifact, and you know what those do. Us orbs are one thing, but we should probably consider giving the wand to Ceera instead of having Tali use it.
No. 923201 ID: 1a6fd4

Hmm. He already used it once, but he's not showing any signs of ceerification. Should we test how much he can use the wand until they start appearing? Then he can go hug a tree or quaff syrup or bone Alisya or whatever he needs to do to get his Earth back on.
No. 923225 ID: 977456

That was when she didn't know a Ceer's weak-point. Now she can hit on them for massive damage.
No. 923234 ID: d856aa

I believe Ceera's confirmed that Ceerification only happens rapidly if you overuse them without restoring your elemental mana. Hell, Tali has three orbs he uses fairly frequently and the book and isn't a Ceer yet.
He'll be fine as long as we don't go blasting things with it constantly.
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