Dining hall seemed very lively, 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 seems so close to my mother.
At the next morning, we left the city and go 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, information that could easily shake a kingdom.
‘Mother…, are you going to topple a kingdom?’ Continue reading “Magi 8 – Strength”
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 script writer, don’t you think so?
Perhaps this what people called a tale of a journey. Since ever we left Royal City of Glaedwine, I could feel a lot of different taste in the air, it was like opening a giftbox which we know nothing about it before.
The smell of a newly budding grasses, 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. Continue reading “Magi 7 – The Silver Swan and Golden Duck”
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 the 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. Continue reading “Magi 6 – Halfmoon under the Past”
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 want 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?” Continue reading “Magi 5 – Unsilver-spooned Baby”
The sun shined brightly above the royal city of Glaedwine. This capital of Glaedwine were around a thousand-kilometer square, and about to reach ten million in population.
Like most of royal cities, Glaedwine Capital has three rings of walls. Outside the outer ring were houses for commoners, farming area, and many activities for supporting economic interest of Glaedwine. It covered about sixty percent of capital area.
Behind the outer ring mainly use for housing, houses of civil servants, merchants, and markets for many higher grades good. Most of 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 area 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. Continue reading “Magi 4 – Arrijana Adelina”
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 new born 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. Continue reading “Magi 3 – Family”
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 unknow 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 flowing stream of gold, the white skin and a bright green and silver pupils – a pair of peculiar heterochromia. Continue reading “Magi 2 – The Baby and the Poem”
No body knew, where that horrible news came. The fall of Padmaloka, the death of the great creator. The prologue of chaotic symphonies all over three realms.
Padmaloka, the realm that oversaw all realms, collapsed hundreds of centuries ago without any warning. Many experts and masters from three realms came to seek the truth.
But what they found? A broken great gate, the only gate to entering Padmaloka.
They waited there cautiously for a century full, before one by one left in with their own preoccupied mind.
A century latter a great war broke out within nine underworlds, a year latter the similar situation happened in nine heavens.
The last nine worlds seem crushed like ant trapped in the middle of two great elephant fight. Continue reading “Eiwa 1 – History of Chaos in Three Realms”
I am the sin of nine heavens, the nine worlds, and the nine underworlds.
Perhaps the great creator has made his first mistake when I born within the very first samsara. But sure, he denied it, ‘Samsara itself just an illusion, how can an illusion become a mistake?’, he was laughing outlaud and made spring lasting for one kalpa – an aeon of great joy for all living beings in the realms.
For an aeon I drown myself, my mind, in deep contemplation.
Then I went for another question, I just could not understand, is my very existence just an illusion?
‘You want an answer?’ He asked me. Continue reading “Eiwa 0 – Prologue”