Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Malachi: The City

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the Heliopath's World collection

Father was never the sort of man who felt the need to explain the orders he was giving me and he didn’t when he sent me to Ildieu with a scroll in my hand that described how to create a sanctuary using blood magic. The mages of Ildieu didn’t use blood magic, because they’d lost all knowledge of it when they willingly removed their own memories, so no one would know how bad things had become. Unfortunately we didn’t know anywhere near as much about blood magic as we once did, either, after our libraries were burnt down during the wall. All we’d ended up with was a few left over scrolls, most of which were no use to anyone at all. Maybe, if Father had told me he didn’t have any idea of what would happen to me if I used that magic, I never would have created the Hollow. Being immortal was never something that I wanted. Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened to me when I used a magic I didn’t know enough about – and in the end it was my own stupid fault.

Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Ixia: leaving Ildieu

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There had been nothing written about what would happen if a man reached black level. Some had said that their lack of knowledge put them at a disadvantage and it turned out they were right. Ixia looked back at the building she had called home for her entire life. No one had been sure that he could even become a black mage. Very few people actually managed it. Everyone knew that if he did it would change the world forever. She sighed, holding tightly to her bag strap. They just couldn’t know how it would change and she didn’t think it had ever crossed anyone’s mind that he would learn death magic.

Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Ginevra: Taking Over

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Ginevra stared out of the window. The world was changing around her and there was nothing she could do to stop it. No one else could have taken on the leadership of the Black Hollow because they weren’t of the original bloodline, but that didn’t mean they wanted a woman in control, especially a woman who was only at orange level. She sighed. One of the mages who’d left was busy setting up his own house, knowing that it had been done once before when the Hollow itself was created, although it would never be the same. Many mages had followed him. Too many. Of course they didn’t know, couldn’t know, how much of an effect she’d had on the Hollow since she’d stepped into the position of second in command. They knew one of the reasons she’d been chosen, and hadn’t believed her cousin would have picked her as second even if they hadn’t been related. In the end it was their choice to make whether they could live with her as their leader.

Heliopath’s World: Kestrel: Kidnapped

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Waking up was more difficult than normal. Kestrel blinked a couple of times before attempting to move. It almost felt like she had a hangover but she knew she hadn’t gone out drinking the night before. All she could remember clearly was going to the library in the neutral area because she needed a book for an assignment and then there was just a fuzzy blank. Slowly she sat up. At first she just wanted to lie back down to get rid of the headache. Then she realised that she was in a room she had never been in before. Breathing deeply she slipped off the bed, her unexpectedly bare feet touching carpet. There was no doubt in her mind that something bad had happened when she was in the neutral area because neutral didn’t mean safe. Nowhere was safe and she was sure she had been careful. Obviously she hadn’t been careful enough.

Heliopath’s World: Kestrel: The Reaction Phase

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By the end of the day Kestrel was laying with her head buried into the pillow, wishing that her headache would go away or that she would finally fall asleep. She’d spent most of her time hoping for sleep because of the headache, which had slowly got worse during the day instead of fading the way she’d expected it to, ignoring the food that had been put into the room by an orange level mage. When she’d first woken up she had been very hungry but that had faded away by mid morning. Growling, she turned the pillow over again because the coolness made her headache feel slightly better.

Heliopath’s World: Kestrel: Talking to Ash

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Sighing, Kestrel rolled over. The headache still hadn’t faded and all she wanted to do was sleep, but that seemed impossible. Insomnia was probably another green level withdrawal symptom or whatever it was. She was angry with Falcon for not being honest with her and it made her feel unwillingly grateful towards Ash. Falcon had always kept things from her, so it wasn’t a surprise that he hadn’t told her. He also hadn’t told her that getting to a higher level would cause her to become infertile. Biting hard on her lip, because she wanted to scream out her rage at her ever irritating brother, she stood and began pacing the room.