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Index was once a small and close-knit community, but the town located on the western side of Washington state has grown in recent years beyond anyone's expectations. It is the ideal place for those who work in Seattle but can't afford the city's high real estate prices, and for others the natural beauty attracts them to the town. And Index truly is a beautiful place - surrounded by thick evergreen trees, tall mountains and glistening rivers and lakes. While weather is typically rainy with overcast skies even this does nothing to take away from the beauty of the town, and it is only highlighted further when the heavy snow graces the town and caps the mountains in winter. To many, Index would seem like a paradise. And yet lurking beneath this visual beauty there is more to this town than anyone might ever imagine...

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Malakai Greenmantle III | Warlock; Elementalist

Posted on Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:54 am

An answer to her second question came from a place of much arrogance. While I could just vocally express my elemental connection, I knew she was a Supernatural of some description. Taking an opportunity to display a level of control over energy would be enough for her to know what I was but any witch or warlock could manipulate source magick. Fire wasn’t my first choice as I had to use built up flame based power through strong emotion, or the lighter I carried in my jacket pocket among other components. That wasn’t impressive at all. Bonding with the Earth wasn’t enough either. So I bent down and acclimatized myself with the minerals in the area by taking a handful of dirt. Embracing the last sip of my coffee, I held the empty cup out in front of me with a cheeky grin, letting the dust trail out from my fingers.
 
Gesturing upwards with the now dirty but empty hand I cast Bones of the Earth. The ground shook with a localized earthquake that lightly trembled the ruined foundations of the building next to us. A pillar of translucent quartz emerged from the dirt with such force it shot the coffee cup from my hand launching it into the air. “Snohomish County actually has a fair number of Quartz deposits, some Amethyst too but I thought this was more fitting.” It looked like a jagged piece of glass, or ice, hence why it was more appropriate. Reaching for minerals not common in the area was achievable, but took more energy than what I was willing to expend just for a show.
 
“I’d be a terrible Warlock if I didn’t take a look at the Ley Lines here, they are quite…disturbing.” Wondrous too. Everything about this town so far had me addicted. Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined it would be teeming with so much power, mystery and danger. “Now I’ve nicely answered your questions, so you can answer mine yeah?” Maintaining the cheeky grin I lowered a hand, causing the quartz to begin slowly returning to the mantle. “What’s your name? Question number one.” I pretended to ponder the second, rubbing the hand which had once held dirt on my chin, leaving a dusted smudge. “Question number two would be…..Want to walk the Ley Line with me?”
 
Getting to know other Supernaturals could lead to business contacts. If she happened to be a witch then there were countless possibilities, all of which I was open to.

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Daphne Collins | Witch; Necromancer

Posted on Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:12 pm

I kept my face impassive as he answered my question with actions rather than words. I couldn't get what he was playing at by summoning the quartz when simply stating that he was an earth Elementalist would have sufficed. Was he trying to intimidate me? Impress me? If I were a lesser witch he might have succeeded, but that was irrelevant. If he was trying to intimidate me, why? If he was trying to impress me, well... That almost seemed like a very pure thing to do, like a young child excitedly showing off his skills, but it was hard to believe that his motives were so pure. Thank you for that geology lesson, I said coolly, my voice revealing nothing about my running inner monologue.

I couldn't figure if his comment about the ley lines was in reference to their fractured state or the sheer quantity of power that pulsed through them, right beneath our very feet. Admittedly, I was quite curious about how the paths' layout affected the surrounding area. The paths were just that - paths that connected places of power, usually. Index's paths sometimes fractured at seemingly unimportant locations. Besides, sometimes unusual locations that existed outside of the constraints of time or space were spawned by the paths' power. I had unknowingly discovered such a place two years ago, but never gained access.

My impassivity dropped for a moment when the warlock asked me two things which I hadn't really expected. I could only figure that he was trying some kind of long-term con on me, or he was actually some kind of... friendly warlock? I hadn't run into a friendly supernatural in years. Joel, for example, most certainly did not fit that description. Well, looking back, our biggest disagreement had been over necromancy.

I sighed uncertainly, I'm Daphne. Having a warlock to assist me in walking the line could be useful. My biggest issue in opening the Luminary when I discovered it had been that I did not have an Elementalist to assist me. If we came upon that place again or another like it I could use his assistance. Alright, I said hesitantly.

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Malakai Greenmantle III | Warlock; Elementalist

Posted on Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:18 am

She was a hard nut to crack, but I was used to that. All Supernaturals seemed to erect walls around themselves for protection against all outside forces. I understood, I really did. It just didn’t serve me. Being closed when trying to build relationships for any purpose just slowed the process to a crawl. Friends, allies, customers, business associates they all were more appealing than just meer acquaintances. Even enemies had a greater purpose. Whenever possible I made sure I left an impact on everyone I met, to remember my face. Being the way I was did aide in revealing a person’s true nature faster than presenting them with a closed book. We all had our ways of being cautious. “And I’m Malakai Greenmantle the Third but you can just call me Kai, everyone does.” I never skipped a moment to state my full name. Call me pretentious but I was proud of my heritage, and wealthy background.
 
Pulling out my phone again I was tempted to check my Facebook page, since I could see I had a number of alerts since I’d left the condo. Forcing myself, I re-opened the application that displayed the map of the Ley Line, not that we needed it. The good thing about it was I didn’t have to tap directly into the energy field to see what was miles ahead. “There’s an intense intersect just up over that ridge.” I marked this location on the map however as a place I should come back to at a later date. While it looked unimpressive, there could be something buried here. The new destination I was suggesting had quite a number of tendrils all meeting together before dividing off once more. A clear indication that something had happened there, was still happening there. Actually it could mean all manner of things.
 

“Are you looking for anything in particular?” It was a much nicer way of asking her what she was doing here. While Daphne was very much a girl to take a blunt direct approach, I was happy to walk the long way around. “I myself have a long list of things to investigate, I don’t even know where to start, maybe the Ley Line will provide a number one contender.” Chuckling I began walking, halving my stride so she could keep up.

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Daphne Collins | Witch; Necromancer

Posted on Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:19 pm

Malakai Greenmantle the third. Geez, he was a Greenmantle. The third of a line of Greenmantles all named Malakai. At least he went by Kai, although it just added to the surfer persona that he already had going on. The name made him sound like a trust fund baby turned surfer. His act of rebellion was his love for the waves. That sounded like some kind of cheesy teen movie. Regardless, at least I didn't have to say Malakai Greenmantle the third every time I addressed him.

The Greenmantles, of course, were a coven of elementalists. They were old money - old power too. Which was slightly annoying because I didn't really want to have some kind of overly friendly Greenmantle hanging around my ley line. I didn't have anything that he wouldn't like planned at the moment, but I didn't like feeling like I was being watched.

I looked toward the ridge that he indicated. You have an app for finding ley lines? I said. I didn't mean to sound like some kind of grandma - hell, I was probably younger than he was, and I did have a smart phone - but I usually just stuck to magic and magical items, not technology.

I just wanted to investigate the ley line. Dealing with the paths can be tricky business. This was more or less the truth. Obviously I didn't want to just straight up say that I was planning on using the line's power. I hadn't even decided what I needed it for, just that it was nice to have a source of power readily available. He wasn't exactly forthcoming about his intentions with the line either, except to say that he had many things to investigate, whatever that means.

Well, we might as well check it out. I said, and I followed him towards the intersection, trying and failing to match his pace on my short legs.

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Malakai Greenmantle III | Warlock; Elementalist

Posted on Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:45 pm

“A cartographer friend of mine has been working on it for months, years actually. It only covers America and the United Kingdom at the moment. He’s currently in Australia.” While Ley Lines did tend to change. The finer energy coils retracting, expanding, and moving ever so slightly. All the main veins were a constant. Pinching my fingers open and closed on the screen of my phone I zoomed out to observe the greater picture. There were other clusters of intense power but this one was closer than the others. “I can send it to you if you like.” Private download of course. Not that it was a big underground secret.

“We have the same goal in mind.” Flashing her a smile I put my phone away having for the most part memorized a path to take into the forest. As we walked the passage narrowed down to a single strip of dirt, dense lush undergrowth framing the sides. Taking the lead I tilted my head upwards to marvel at the canopy. The trees here were grandiose. Truly epic statues of time. Birds shared songs in the highest branches and every leaf was decorated with early morning dew. “I could spend a lot of time out here, which is a good thing because this might take a while”


Distance was hard to judge when looking at a cellphone representation. It was taking longer than I’d expected to get to the ridge itself let alone see what was over it. I stopped, not tired but in my daze, taking in the scenery I’d strode quite a bit ahead of Daphne. Walking back to meet her halfway I gestured to a fallen log “Lets take a break, if only we could conjure up ore coffee.” Chuckling I took a seat taking my jacket off and putting it down over the bark before I did so, making sure it stretched far enough for my companion.


“So Daphne, how long have you been in Index? And why did you decide to come here of all places?” Getting to know others who had a relationship with the arcane was one of my many hobbies. Growth didn’t just come from my Coven. Reaching out to others open so many doors. Not all of them were good but I was always optimistic.

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