Magi 10 – Fear Not

Dozens of people crammed the road around the entry, mostly adult. And in their center were two groups of people. The first is a little girl with a boy that seemed injured behind her. The other is a group of black-clothed foreigners.

Between the group was standing an old man around sixty, he was the manager of Milena’s Silver Swan Inn. His back was shielding the two children.

“Old Man, you should not interfere with our business here.” The black-clothed foreigners’ leader spoke.

“Sir, I would not interfere in your business was nothing to do with my business.” The old man said with a humble smile.

“We will compensate you for this inconvenient, but first, move! Those rats are runaway slaves of our Master!”Read more

Magi 9 – Book of Pono

From time to time, along with the journey, I strangely felt sleepy longer than I used to be. I felt this condition around the last three days of our trip. And so, when we arrived at Milena, I slept quietly just when Mother put me down on the bed.

It was on that endless clear ocean – I found my consciousness stand still.

‘What is this place?’

The horizon seemed frozen within an endless time. The azure sky perhaps silent for eternity. The bright blue ocean, was it hiding a secret?

‘So, the last time I was here, it was not a dream? Or perhaps this is a dream? If so, what a strange one it is.’

My consciousness took the form of an adult body. This body stands still, just like how everything unmoved around it.

Even this stillness felt like forever, and somehow there was a connection that I felt between myself in the whole dimension. Like I was it.

Suddenly, I sensed something, a small dot in some remote corner of the horizon, it so little that I failed noticed before. And I felt I could take it closer to me.Read more

Magi 8 – Strength

Dining hall seemed very lively, and the last sun already set an hour ago — the smell of roasted meats, honey, wine, tea, seasoning and spices all over the air. Unlike the big cities those have moon and star crystals to light the nights, here I could feel the warm of oil lamps and candles.

Outside the streets, people sang their folk songs happily, including the at the across tavern – the Golden Duck Tavern. It seemed the Silver Swan Inn, and Golden Duck Tavern has a close connection to my family, but I didn’t know yet what it is. Both Miss Lina and Miss Mari seem so close to my mother.

At the next morning, we left the city and went to the South. Within the magical carriage were me, Mother, Miss Lina, and Miss Mari. Mother said Miss Lina and Miss Mari would be my elder sisters from now on. Of course, I would call them ‘Sis’ or so when I start to speak in future.

On the first day of five-planned-day, three of us, excluding me, were busy to exchange information. What had startled me that that information included everything that happened within seven empires and hundreds of kingdoms? This information wasn’t just neighborhood’s gossips, but crucial, perhaps tactical, news that could easily shake a country.

‘Mother…, are you going to topple a kingdom?’Read more

Magi 7 – The Silver Swan and Golden Duck

Some days after that night. I found myself lied down within a straw box that bounced gently every couple second. I was kidnapped! Ups, not really, I was ‘dethroned’ from my royal abode, and forced into exile with my poor mother.

Ehem, well, I thought I would be a nice scriptwriter, don’t you think so?

Perhaps this what people called a tale of a journey. Since ever we left the Royal City of Glaedwine, I could feel a lot of different taste in the air, it was like opening a gift box which we know nothing about it before.

The smell of newly budding grass, the dancing road dust in the wind, the hidden nectars of miscellaneous flowers.

The sound of small streams those rippled their soul for their river of life, the cicadas those send their greeting passed the fairy forest.

And don’t forget, the warm the twin suns, that … Ah okay just forget it, let’s back to our main storyline.Read more

Magi 6 – Halfmoon under the Past

Days and nights went by silently within the river of time. Calm moon and bright night, the breeze danced gently around me while I curled with the lap of the greatest woman under stars. The crickets happily played their renown little forest march, with brigades of frogs and other fellows of the night.

I was yet to see the world, but I could imagine, there is no better place and time for a great poem to born under heaven, like here and now.

But I refrained myself from creating one.

No matter how genius this baby, which is me, I would not let this wonderful night wasted by creating just a magnum opus.

The lullaby of a mother.

The sweetest ambrosia for the thirsty little soul.

On my mother’s lap, within her warm embrace, the melody gave a mysterious yet soothing sensation.

I knew a night should be a chilly time for most people, but at this moment, I felt – the summer just everlasting.Read more

Magi 5 – Unsilver-spooned Baby

Within a kingdom, there were perhaps many intrigues among the nobles. But I’ve never heard anything like that before happened within Glaedwine royalty, at least nothing I particularly felt in that last banquet. If someone wants to harm my family, they shouldn’t miss the change to know more about their target.

Wait, why I sounded like a private investigator?

“Sister Ana, you shouldn’t worry about it. We will just fine. Who would harm our family anyway?”

My mother again gave another small laugh.

“You just don’t understand. It’s not within our kingdom, but I am afraid a foreign and old enemy of Glaedwine would make a move.”

“Foreigners?”Read more

Magi 4 – Arrijana Adelina

The sun shined brightly above the royal city of Glaedwine. This capital of Glaedwine was around a thousand-kilometer square, and about to reach ten million in population.

Like most royal cities, Glaedwine Capital has three rings of walls. Outside the outer ring were houses for commoners, farming area, and many activities for supporting the economic interest of Glaedwine. It covered about sixty percent of the capital area.

Behind the outer ring mainly use for housing, houses of civil servants, merchants, and markets for many higher grades good. Most kingdom soldiers and their family also stayed here. Small guilds conveniently established their headquarters here.

The Southern area was designated for housing. The Eastern area was market and economic central areas such as lodging, restaurants, blacksmithing central, apothecaries, and many more. Renowned guilds, such as Magi Guild, Alchemist Guild, Painter Guild, Blacksmith Guild, Engineer Guild, Sword & Shield Guild, Array & Formation Master Guild were all converged here.Read more

Magi 3 – Family

A birth within a family always brought joy and happiness, if not always, I would sure mostly be. For a couple of hours, at least it indeed true for my family.

Guests were flooding our main hall, and from the sound around me, they should be hundreds of them right now.

From the noblest one, the king itself, to commoners like teachers of the magic and knight academy or some random servant families, from the old to their children, they came to give their blessing for the newborn son – which is me.

I knew then that I was born within an aristocratic family, and an important one within this kingdom, the Glaedwine Kingdom.Read more

Magi 2 – The Baby and the Poem

What a great view! All laws danced together under the bright nine stars. Even the most ignorant beings in the nine realms knew that this was a sign – a celestial sign that can affect all the universe.

“The nine starts are shining, the destiny of three realms shall move to an unknown path, the great soul has descended to our universe.”

An old man murmured to himself.

“Grandpa, these stars are shining beautifully, but why you don’t seem happy seeing them?”

A little girl by his side asked him, she smiled and looked just like a little angel. Her hair is like a flowing stream of gold, the white skin, and a bright green and silver pupils – a pair of peculiar heterochromia.Read more

Ema 30 – Permohonan Sang Penyintas

Jika memandang ke arah langit yang bergelora dengan hempasan badai dan tarian topan. Maka orang akan berpikir bahwa dia sedang berada di dunia yang sepenuhnya berbeda.  Ombak-ombak tinggi ratusan hingga ribuan elo mengancam untuk mencabik apa pun yang berada dalam terjangan mereka. Manusia yang menemukan diri mereka ada begitu dekat dengan semua ini akan kehilangan keberaniannya.

Dan belum lagi ditambah sepasang mata yang memandang buas ke arah mereka.

Kepanikan melanda awak Sang Mutiara Angin, Christine meminta Vasu untuk memutar balik kemudi karena situasi yang tak terduga ini benar-benar mencengkeram urat nyali mereka. Energi semesta yang misterius seperti menekan ke dalam jiwa mereka.Read more

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