Is there a hunter that doesnt scare you as much as the rest?
“Well, for one, she’s just a gorgeous dancer...! Don’t get it twisted, she’s a real fearsome hunter — terrifying, when she wants to be. But... of everyone I’ve met, she has also been the most merciful. I’ll never forget the match where I first encountered her...”
“...They say we fear what we don’t understand. If that’s true, then... I guess I do understand her, a little. She’s... angry, lost, betrayed, that much is clear just by looking at her. I... know how that feels. And I guess, deep down, maybe there’s something... appealing about what she has become. About... being powerful and frightening and angry, after being the powerless and frightened and quiet one for so long. Meeting her eye at the end of a chase, sometimes it... feels like looking in a mirror. It’s... scary and comforting at the same time. To know that there’s something incredibly human about these hunters.”
“...It’s not just that, though. There’s.. something else that’s familiar about her. Recalling it feels like trying to hold onto a dream after waking, but I can’t shake the feeling that perhaps...”
“...I’ve seen her somewhere before.”
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fantasy au doobles
To once again lure you into a HC post !!! >:}
Au’s meant to be modern fantasy setting! Magic and technology kinda coexist together. Because it’s still based on the pokemon world which is generally speaking Very Chill, attack magic barely exists/isn’t really practiced by anyone. People who can do it just do it for practical purposes. No epic laser fight battles here it’s just folks going shopping casually but with fairy wings
Basics for what everyone is;
-Maxie is a faun! Long time ago Satyr and Faun were their own things in the world, Faun being nature/animal spirits and Satyr belonging to the demons but over time they kinda mixed to the point there’s no real distinction anymore. Still, it means that some faun still have dark magic/fire magic affinity! Some more then others, some not at all. Maxie personally can’t do much more then light and manipulate a small candle fire, but it makes for a nice parlour trick if nothing else.
-Courtney is a changeling! Changeling are pretty much just human, but their blood confirms they are in fact of fae blood. Due to changelings being weeded out much more easily due to modern technology, it was discovered Courtney was one shortly after she got switched in as a baby, and she was promptly placed in the foster care system. As a result she never truly got to feel like a part of a family until she got recruited in Magma, who she now cares for very deeply
-Tabitha is a half human, half golem! There’s no super interesting lore here, sorry king. Golems are just earth spirits, and it means he has some rocks sticking out of his body/he’s sturdier then regular humans.
-Archie is a selkie! Same here, selkies are pretty much the same as they are in normal lore. Seals with the ability to transform into humans, keeping their seal skin as coat to transform back and forth.
-Matt is a water spirit. He can merge with/transform into water whenever he feels like it, and can control water to a certain degree! His tattoo’s change whenever he reforms his human body to whatever he feels like.
-Shelly is a mermaid! There’s a split between regular mermaids and sirens, sirens being the one able to lure people with their singing (Not that that ever really happens anymore, but the power remains), mermaids just being regular half human/half fish. Shelly may just be a regular mermaid, but she’s one of the head scientists when it comes to making medicine/potions available to the mass public to allow water creatures on land without drying out and land dwellers to breathe underwater!
Right now that is already possible but mainly trough use of amulets and charms, which need magic to produce, which make them very costly. She’s determined to make them accessible to more people.
-May is a wood elf, Brendan and his family are human, Wally used to be human but due to his parents trying a little too hard to combat his illness with magic charms they could find, he’s only half alive now, technically a zombie.
-Monsters in the regular sense don’t really exist anymore, mostly having slowly disappeared in evolution chains. Regular animals sure are still around though! And then there’s the legends and myths… Rumors that a few powerful monsters of old remain with the powers of gods. Because these creatures are incredibly powerful and pretty much no one is trained enough in combat magic to protect themselves from them, having them around would be a disaster. Luckily these seem to just be rumors.
-They are not just rumors, and when Magma and Aqua awaken two ancient god monsters to help their causes it almost causes the entire region to be wiped off the map. Luckily May and Zinnia, a girl from dragon descendants, found a third angry green snake legend in the woods who helped them clean things up.
-(Because there are entire underwater cities now full of people, Magma’s goals in specific have changed a bit. Their entire thing is helping people after all, and they are not about to screw over so many people. Instead they want to awaken their respective god to make the land they have more fertile so more resources can be obtained from the space they have.) (Aqua was okay with causing a flood before, Aqua is okay with causing a flood now. They promise they meant well and are very sorry about all of that after the fact)
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