Just a note, there are a couple sessions in this post.
Thursday, September 7th, 3080
After eating at a pizza place in the Metropolis, Conor bid Sarah adieu and Sarah headed, begrudgingly back to the school (she wanted to spend time with Conor). During first block she went back to Caska and asked him if he'd open the gate to Valin Hall again. He told her that she had to spend the day in classes and prepare herself for being in there. Sarah trudged through the day, hoping that it would end sooner rather than later. When the final bell rang she was in the gym quicker than the speed of light. Caska once again asked her if she was ready and she said yes. Caska summoned his Dragon Fang and cut a portal to Valin Hall for Sarah. Sarah readily stepped through and started walking. A Nye came to attack her, and after struggling for a moment, she turned into a bird and started to fly towards the courtyard and saw Chaka, thinking that he'd help her Sarah went to land on him. Chaka woke up surprised and killed Sarah.
Time reset itself to just before Sarah was going to land on Chaka, and Kiran appeared. She yelled stop to Sarah and punched the Nye, in which it disappeared afterwards. Chaka woke up, this time he wasn't startled away and he looked to see what was going on. Sarah was hurting a bit and so she started heading towards the hot tub room and Kiran followed. Kiran asked Sarah how to get out of this place because she had some things she needed to do at Lore Crest. Another person joined them in the bath room, he went into the hot tub, and Kiran was still trying to get out and away. She asked the traveler if he knew how to get back and he told her that he did. Sarah said that she was going to release Kiran of the promise she made to Puck, and that and after a few insults, told Kiran that she would be disappointing her brother. Kiran went silent as Sarah walked away and then she attacked her for saying that. The two were going to get into a fight but then the other guy threw two daggers and when the two looked where it hit, there was two Nye coming for them because they were distracted.
The man left the bath, Sarah went back in to heal from the wounds she had just recieved, and Kiran followed the man. Kiran asked the guy if he could get her out of here, and he said he could but he wouldn't. He gave her advice and told her about the house and how to prepare for Benson. He told her that she could get speed from the Nye that would prove useful against Benson, but you had to make a deal with the Nye. Kiran went to the entrance hall, found the rug that he talked about and pulled it up. She told the air that she wanted to make a deal. From behind her a Nye appeared and dragged her down. This Nye was stronger than the others and was known as Eldest. Kiran told him that she wanted Nye speed, and he asked her why would he do that when he could kill her and have her work for the house. Kiran told him that she wasn't powerful enough to be of use to the house. She told him that she could craft something for them. After that he took her, dragging her by the chain around her neck, to the workshop where he handed her a mask and a block of silver metal. She was told to make something that benefited the house. So after looking into some spells and other things, she made it where the mask saw connections between areas.
Sarah challenged the graveyard guardian again and lost, the two girls glared at each other in passing. Kiran was hungry and was going to the tree with Chaka and Sarah was going to the healing tub. Kiran fought Chaka and ate, then practiced with him a bit. She asked if she could try to beat him with distinction, and Chaka told her she could try. After a little bit of fighting Kiran won distinction and started to head to where Benson was, and when she got there, Sarah was there too. Kiran watched Sarah fight and she wasn't able to make it through the first round. So after passing out, Kiran took Sarah by the ankle, and dragged her to the healing tub, letting her head hit whatever along the way.
Kiran dropped Sarah off and went to fight Benson herself. She walked in and told Benson that she wanted to get distinction, and he told her that required her not to use her magic, except for calling a weapon or bringing armor. So Kiran went to study armor a little bit in the library (and a little bit of warfare). Sarah, in that time, had made friends with the alligator that came up in the tub after being there for a while. She turned into an alligator and followed him to the bottom of the tub, and into the Never Never.
Kiran went to fight Benson after calling on a powerful armor set. She made it through the first round quickly, then at a moderate pace after that. She was being badgered by insults from Benson and his minions, and it started to piss her off so she started to make minor mistakes. After a bit of fighting Benson told his minions that he was tired of waiting and they all backed away. He took the first hit and it injured Kiran really badly. She surrendered but Benson still came at her. Benson almost finished her off, but then she called deeply on the power of the house, and attacked Benson with incomparable speed, which hurt him badly and shattered Kiran's wrist. Benson acknowledged her triumph and gave her his steel, but Kiran was more concerned about getting to the bath to heal herself from the overwhelming battle.
Sarah was in the ocean of the Never Never and was following the alligator, and at some point he stopped and turned around and went past her. She tried to do the same but was drawn to a humongous shark that could easily be twenty times her size. She turned into a person with gills and the shark did the same. He told her about an island nearby and some other things, but when Sarah lied to him, he turn and swam away after making the comment that he didn't like liars.
Sarah went to the island and explored a little. She found a primitive hut with assorted dead things in it and decided that she didn't want to be there so continued to look around the island. She found a small gateway and got the feeling that she had when she first entered Tuatha Dé Dun. She was going to go into the gate, when the shark man told her that it would be a bad idea; that was home of the Winter Court. Sarah agreed that it would not be a good idea, and then asked the shark man, who introduced himself as Mike Smith. He told her that he could take her to Florida, where he had property or anywhere the oceans could touch. Sarah knew that Caska could get her into Valin Hall again, so she asked him if he could take her closed to Phoenix, Arizona. He said he could, but it would be a good idea if she changed into something small that he could carry, especially because the Unseelie would want to attack her if they saw her, so Sarah turned into a rat.
Friday, September 8th, 3080
Upon reaching Arizona, Sarah thanked Mike and then flew to Lore Crest Academy. It was breakfast time and so she stopped by the cafeteria to get some food. There Sarah saw Kiran sitting at the table being quiet, which was unlike herself, but Sarah knew that wasn't the real Kiran because the real Kiran was in Valin Hall. So Sarah revealed that she wasn't the real Kiran and she said so what. It intimidated Sarah, and then the fake Kiran asked what she was going to do about it. Sarah said she would do nothing because it was the real Kiran who she wanted to fight. After she finished eating, Sarah called Fix and said that she had to go get Kiran from somewhere so would if be okay to miss another couple of days and Fix asked if she promised to bring Kiran back and, reluctantly, she agreed then she went to Caska, who was in the dojo, and asked him if he'd take her to Valin Hall.
When the two arrived, Kiran was just waking from her sleep and after attacking a Nye she glared at Sarah, who glared at her. Caska said that he was hungry and he challenged Chaka and the display was a sight to see. It was clear that Chaka was holding back for the two girls. After Caska had won the battle, Kiran asked if she could fight for food. She did alright, but not as good as she normally did when she was fully awake. Today she was going to take on the armory, and Sarah went to fight Benson.
Kiran went into the armory and saw the guardian. She asked how she could beat him with distinction, and he asked her if she was ready and Kiran said yes. In the blink of an eye she was looking down onto a battlefield and had a few weapons to choose from, she put flammable tar on the ground near the wall and readied arrows to light it with fire. She failed at shooting the calvary at a distance, but when the the men came close enough she started to shoot the tar and the battlefield lit up, only a few made it past that and she dropped heavy rocks on the ones that tried to scale the wall. When that finished she was on a ship in a cabin. She had the option of a gun, a sword, and her fists. When she went to open the door, she was shot with a gun, and then Kiran went to hit the person. After she got the person well enough he moved and she could smell kerosene and ran out of the cabin. She got to the deck and apparently she was a captain and pirates were attacking their ship. Kiran used her presence to rally the crew and she continued to attack the others on the ship after disconnecting access between the two ships. Lastly she was dressed in a somewhat tribal wear, she had what was basically a sniper rifle, a bone dagger, and explosive flask. Kiran snuck to where the the camp she had to infiltrate was. It was mid-day and a lot of people were around. She decided to hide and sleep until later when it was dark. Kiran woke up at about 3 o'clock in the morning. She saw some weeds that could deter the dogs' senses, so she picked a few and put them into her pocket. She took careful aim, because she had experience with a sniper rifle, she shot the guy in the tower. After watching the guy patrolling the parameter she came up from behind and slit his through. The vision ended after that but Kiran wanted to continue. She was told that it would be a slaughter on their part so there was no need. She had in fact won distinction and she could now use the key to the armory.
Kiran went to check if Sarah beat Benson and she had just arrived. Kiran watched Sarah's fighting and so did the other guards in the hall. She didn't get far before she was taken out and Kiran said that she would take care of her. Kiran grabbed Sarah by the ankles, again, and dragged her to the tub and deposited her in the water. Kiran left the ninja claws and a note for Sarah, even if she didn't like her at the moment, she still had promised Puck that she'd get her where she needed to be to be able defend herself from the other Fae.
Kiran asked what the traveler what would be needed for the forge challenge and they said that you would have to make something for the guardian. Then she went to go see Benson, she asked what she could get from him if she put some of the guards back together. He said she could have some of the metal left over from the battle and Kiran agreed and put four of the basic ones together. After getting the metal, Kiran bent the metal into a snake figure, since that was what the guardian was, and was going to bring it to the snake.
Per Kiran's advice, Sarah went to go make a deal with the Nye. She went over to the carpet in the entrance hall, and moved it, then climbed down. When she was there she was attacked by multiple Nye. Sarah then asked for Eldest, who appeared when his name was called. He asked what she wanted and she told him that she wanted to make a deal. He asked why would they do that? He asked her what court she was aligned with, Sarah tried to avoid the answer but after being forced, she told him that she was unaligned. Sarah went unconscious, when she woke up she was in the bath with iron chains pulling her downwards. Due to the fact that it was iron chains, she wasn't able to transform into anything. She tried really hard and was able to manage slipping out of the chains, when she was out, she looked around and saw a house. She tried to swim closer, but was attacked and so she left.
Sarah went to get something to eat and when she returned to the bath after fighting Chaka she soaked into the tub. She saw one of the imps come up to her and she grabbed it, and told it to be quiet. She took it out of the tub, went to the bathroom sink, filled it with water and started asking it questions. Sarah wanted to know who was in the house and if she could meet with the person. Sarah found out there was a woman there known as mama, mother of the imps. The imp told her that she'd probably be really angry with Sarah for taking him, but he could try to arrange her meeting mama. When he said that, Sarah agreed to take him back to the water. When she got back, there was the alligator that had an army of imps on it, the snakes with imps on it, and a few more monsters. They started to attack Sarah with glass shards, and she released the imp back into the water. That was the time that Kiran came into the bath room. She saw all of this and looked at Sarah and asked her what did she do.
After the situation calmed down, Kiran was able to convince Sarah that aggervating the situation would not be the best idea, besides Conor would not like it. Sarah agreed, and then, they went to go see Azora, because from the situation they needed to get in contact with the heir but the sword would probably be the only one who could get in contact with him. So the two went to the entrance hall, after having a ritual to wake the sword up, the two asked if they could talk to the heir. The sword said it could get a message to him, but it might take a bit. It told the girls, if they wanted to his advisors were the Sisters of the Wind, in his room, but if they didn't have their emotions in check, that they'd go crazy there.
The two girls, knowing that their emotions weren't in check, went to Chaka and asked what was the most introspective room there was in the house and he told the two it was the mirror room. The girls asked if they could go there and he said sure why not, and unlocked the mirror room for the two. The girls went through three rooms to get to the mirror room. Sarah touched a mirror and started to be a bit delusional and Kiran just watched. Sarah kept bumping into mirrors until she passed out. Kiran used her wind magic to find a path through the mirrors and she tried not to touch them. She found out that it was like an infinity loop with a hallway down the middle, it all lead back to the beginning. So, Kiran started to walk and look. As she was walking she looked to the mirror and saw Cody. He told her that he missed her. Kiran started to cry and touched a mirror until she passed out.
(The girls visions will be linked here – Kiran) After having their visions, the room guardian asked the girls what they were going to do. Kiran said she was going to get to the bottom of things and Sarah said she was going to find a way back. The guardian accepted the answers and gave the both of them the diamond of clarity. The guardian said, before they left, that they should go to the stone garden to learn patience. The two agreed, united in their will to get things done, and started for the stone garden.
When the two were there, there were five pillars and they all had a path that they had to move to. So the girls started working together, pushing one. It barely budged before it tried to attack them and went back to the beginning. The traveler was sitting on a stone looking at them, and told them that when they got all the stones moved, to go inside the circle, and stay there no matter what. They learned that if they faced the opposite way and let to stones try to attack them, that the stones would move forward, so they used that to their advantage.
When the circle started to form the girls got inside and started to wait. Kiran started to meditate and Sarah fell asleep. A Nye tried to attack Sarah and Kiran punched it away, then sat close to Sarah so she could sleep. But a few minutes later, the guardian appeared and started to taunt the girls. Sarah brushed it off, and Kiran got a little angry, flipped it off, then turned around and meditated. After a bit the guardian said it wouldn't win and left the rocks for the girls to pick up. Kiran questioned if that was the end of thing, so Sarah went to test it out and it was. The two girls looked at each other and decided that it was time for them to go their separate ways. Kiran was going to go to Edenfield to figure out the mystery and Sarah was going to fight Benson.
Kiran went to the traveler and asked if he could get her to Edenfield. He told her that the Dragon Fang only took them to where they last left and he had been in England. He said that he could try and get Caska though. Caska agreed to let her go through the portal and she was in St. Matthew's Church. She had wanted to speak with Paul, Father Alexander, and Sayna about what happened to Pops. So she looked around and saw Father Alexander and told him that the group needed to talk and that it was very important. He asked why and Kiran only told him it was from the past and in Edenfield, so he told her they could talk later. Kiran was about to leave when she saw Paul. It was two out of three. She asked him if he had a moment, and he said he had to open soon, but it looked important so he called a friend to open for him and went with her to Father Alexander's office. There she told them she had been in a gang and because he tried to help her leave and because her brother worked there previously, that Persey blew up the place. She told them that it was her fault and they disagreed, it still didn't remove her guilt. She told the two that she was heading there and Father Alexander asked her if she wanted a ride and she said please.
On the way there Kiran told Father Alexander some confessions and had a religious debate for answers but she wasn't able to get them all. After that there was silence and contemplation on Kiran's part. When they reached the cemetery she was the only one to go see Pops' grave. She looked for the stone but then an angel started to appear and Kiran asked if it would not let destroy her ears because that would be nice. So Pops' came down in a heavenly form and they started to talk. She asked Pops' if her brother knew about her and the gang and he said no. She told him of her plans to kill Persey and he told her to watch out. He also told her that she could have some access to him for a little while because there was a stone that her brother had left for her. When the stone finally let her open it she found a notebook on Thaumaturgy and an onyx that had some power left in it.
Sarah went to fight Benson, after a bit of fighting she made it to him. When he attacked she was almost killed but she called on the power of the house and was able to take the deadly blow before finishing her attack. She gained the power of Benson's Steel and then headed out the door and was helped by the traveler to the hot tub.
To be continued …