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Trial by Ice"Ash?" I asked as I came into the den, where Ash was reading a book.Trial by Ice by LightningTopaz
"Hm?" Ash asked as he set his book aside.
"What happens when I am of age to become a full mage? Is there a ceremony or something?"
"Yes, and no..." Ash explained. "When you come of age, and I have taught you everything you must know as a mage of the Red Order, I will bring you to the great city of Eternara. There the Red Council will ask you if you promise to be loyal to the order, help all in need, and only use your power for good purposes. If you agree, they will bring you to the Chamber of Ordeals, where you will have to prove your promise in one final trial."
"How does it work?" I asked.
"They secure you to a magical chair and clamp grip crystals on your arms and legs, as well as a headband that allows the mage of the White Order to monitor your condition." Ash explained. "If the white mage feels you are in danger at any point, or the band has indicated you are in danger for ten seconds, she will command the chamb
The Shining Mareep"There was once a poor man who had a son--we'll call him William, or Will, for short--and as Will grew up, his father sent him out to look for work." Brock begins. "So Will traveled around looking for a place to work, and eventually met with a man who offered to hire him as a shepherd. The next day, his master gave him a flute..." Ash digs out a whistle at this. "...and sent him out with the Mareep to see whether he was fit for the job."The Shining Mareep by LightningTopaz
"Let me guess--William is a counterpart of Jack?" Serena grins.
"Actually, William didn't laze around all day, unlike many lazy people." Brock assures Serena. "He drove his Mareep from place to place, and played his flute all day."
Ash decides to play a few reels for effect. "Now, among the Mareep there was one female Mareep that had shining wool, and whenever Will played his flute, always danced along." Brock explains. "Will became very fond of this Mareep, and decided not to ask any wages of his master, but only this Mareep in return, which he
Kari's Glass Ball"Once upon a time, a woman had two daughters--the younger one was named Kari." Brock begins. "One day she gave each girl a beautiful glass ball as a token of her love."Kari's Glass Ball by LightningTopaz
"Wow!" Serena gasps as she pictures what the balls may have looked like.
"The girls cherished those glass balls from their mother, and loved to gently toss them to each other." Brock continues. "But one spring afternoon as they were playing, Kari accidentally threw hers over the garden wall, where it landed in the neighbor's yard."
"Uh oh..." Ash muses.
"The girls were naturally terrified." Brock explains. "You see, a Mightyena lived next door, and he never talked to anyone. Still, Kari could not stand the thought of losing her ball, so she bravely walked to the Mightyena's house and knocked on the front door." He knocks on a rock for effect.
"I'm very sorry, but I have lost my ball in your backyard. May I go get it?" he giggles as a young girl.
"Certainly," he replies in a deeper version of himself for the Mightyena. "
Jack and the Shining Goldeen"What other types of lore does Brock know besides Kitsune stories?" Serena wonders.Jack and the Shining Goldeen by LightningTopaz
"All kinds--adventure tales, trickster tales--usually involving a crafty Pikachu named Sorin..." Misty replies, listing the different tale types on her fingers. "Tales of how things came to be, funny tales, tales from our travels, tales of love won and love lost, Jack tales..."
"I've never heard a Jack story before..." Serena muses.
"They typically involve the titular character stumbling on or being given a magic item or magic powers, and how he uses his wits to win a princess, or some other quest." Misty explains.
Ash then gets an idea. "Tell Serena the one about Jack and the shining Goldeen!"
"Okay...I haven't told that one in a while..." Brock muses before beginning "Once upon a time, there lived an old man who had three sons. Two of them were clever young men, but the third, Jack, wasn't exactly the brightest star in the sky."
Serena giggles as she pictures Jack lounging on the stove. "The two
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