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((Setting Music Dragon Empress - BrunuhVille
Have you ever had one of those days that no matter what you do, no matter how well you explain something repeatedly, the universe decides to be a bully and up end your chocolate milk into sand and laugh at you?Tinkle
The sound of a master mages barrier echoed across the emptied hall way, solid, glowing chunks of protective energy shattered onto the floor. A hulking mass of tentacles, scaled and oozing acid dripping slime slithered out of the double doors of an alchemy lecture room. A young elf girl, garbed in a warm cloak and robe screamed in terror seeing the tentacles. The rest of the small group of students looked in the direction of the panic and a gnome snagged at the hem of their teachers vest. ?Pro? pro.. professor! It broke past your barrier!?
This was one of those days...
Ammy, holding up her hands, pink bejeweled collar aglow from gems radiating power she was tapping looked away from another door way ahead of them in the hall. Her eyes settled on the loose tentacles flowing from the main lecture room entry. She sighed and looked ahead of her. The side door of the lecture room lay cracked in half against the wall of the hallway and a mass of tentacles coiled up against an invisible barrier within the doorway. It was flaring bright blue from the arcane energies deflecting the tentacles. ?Class. Move to the end of the hall in an orderly fashion. Treat this as a fire drill and stay put until further aid from other professors arrive.?
She said in a tone of command.
The students didn?t think twice to ask why and moved past her, hurriedly but in order. They had trust in their professor to protect them. One of the vampire lads smacked the back of the head of a dwarf.?Told you that mixing a summon potion with kraken ink was stupid.?
the vampire said.
The dwarf lad flinched and flailed at the vampire. ?I wanted to summon ink!?
The vampire rolled his eyes. ?You ask for ink lout, not summon it. This isn?t arcane class, it was alchemy!?
Ammy put the sounds of the argument out of her head. Left hand up and maintaining the side door barrier she regarded the coils of tentacles rapidly approaching her from the main entry. Leave it to her students to be cunning and ambitious in class while she wrote on the chalkboard. Many of them were exploring combining potions within warded cauldrons. She never dreamed a student would smuggle in a summoning potion. Something wet and a bit acidic grabbed her ankle and took her back to the present issue. Right. Tentacles.
Right hand lifted and her finger tips glowed white hot. ~Fuego!~
The word was snarled and five fire balls streaked from her finger tips to impact upon the tentacles. They fizzled and guttered out. She stared in surprise. The dwarf student spoke up.?Kraken Daemons resist fire professor!? Kraken Daemon!
Before she could even ask what the student was doing to even possess a potion to summon anything much less something from the Daemon realm, she felt world slide out from her hard as the tentacle around her ankle tugged her down. She hit the floor hard with a ?wuff? of air escaping. The side door shield wavered a moment during her brief distraction. She felt it and poured intent back into it, keeping her left hand up again. She signed several sigils in a span of five seconds as she was drug up the carpeted floor towards the mass of tentacles writhing, waiting for its prey. ~Ortham!~
Wind sliced out from the sigils as she smashed them her right fist. The gale severed the attached tendril and slammed into the writhing mass at the door way. They flailed in rage and withdrew for a moment. ?Granite Mortis Chiseler, we are having a teacher/student discussion if we get out of this alive.?
Her tone was not pleasant and promised severe tongue lashing. The dwarf did his best to hide in the clustered group of students.