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 Magic: A Journey of Learning Anew (SAO/Open) 
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OOC: This thread is to chronicle a new beginning of a life once lived in Darkness. It is open to SAO and others, those outside of SAO contact Anarane for posting information.

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There was so much that Anarane needed to learn. The magic that was in her was raw and untapped. The elven woman was young, a mere 120 years old. She stood about 5 foot, her long dark hair as black as the feathers of the raven. Her eyes a brilliant emerald green. She had, at one point in her young life, gotten herself involved in the darker side of the arts. She had learned magics that she would sooner forget. She had lived for many years with at shadow of darkness over her. These things had been removed and her soul cleansed of darkness.

Anarane wanted to learn the ways of the light. She was like a piece of clay. Ready to be shaped and molded into a new life. She needed discipline to learn to handle the power that was inside her.

Her family, now reunited, had given her the stability that she needed. Her love for one known as Kain Dragonhand, had given her hope and love that made her want to find her true self. She looked up to her brother and his wife, Guidion and Oriana Tengwargul, for guidance and understanding.

Anarane's life had been a lonely one of searching and solitude. She had lost touch with her brother when she was a mere child. She had traveled alone hoping to one day find where it was that she belonged. In a land far from the lands she now called home, she was found by Kain. He was the first person she had met that saw the good in her that she did not see. He had taught her of love. He lead her from the path of darkness into the light. The love that grew between them got stronger with each passing day. It had been her saving grace.

At one point in her journey home, she nearly lost Kain to his efforts to free her from the darkness that engulfed her. Much to her surprise, she learned that Kain knew her brother, Guidion. Anarane had thought her brother long since dead. For the last time she had seen him, he had been snatched from her side, never to be seen again. Not until the day that he appeared in her garden, did she know that he lived. On that day and the ones that followed, he and his wife, too, saw to it that she was returned from the darkness and freed of the evil that had held her for so long.

Anarane spent the first few weeks of her new found freedom, tending to the need of her soon to be husband, Kain. Helping him to recover from the magic that he used to free her. He had poured so much of himself into the magic that it nearly cost him his life. The cost of her freedom had be dear.....

Now, that she was settle in her new life, she was ready to move forward. It was time for her to learn how to use her power for good. Now was the time for her to learn control and discipline. With Kain at her side loving and protecting her and Guidion and Oriana in front of her to make sure she did not get ahead of herself. With the love of her family, extended family and most of all with the love of Kain, she was ready to learn and grow to what she was meant to be.

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Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:28 pm
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Ana! Ana! When you get a few moments you can spare meet me outside would you!? Dress warm theres a chill in the air and it snowed last night!


Oriana bellowed through the tower where Anarane and Kain had taken up temporary residence, she was in a fine mood that morning, the sun was shining brightly through the windows bringing more light into the tower than had been allowed in since she couldn't remember when, and having her family together under one roof had been good for her, good for Guidion, good for them all. The bundled up little boy, nearly a year now, wiggled in her arms and she kissed his chubby cheek, he looked so much like his father. It was time that Oriana and Anarane got to know each other on a one on one basis, and it was time that Ana met her nephew, in time Ana would meet Tierney, not as the woman child she had once been but as the budding little girl she now was, Tierney would be home on holiday soon, or so she hoped, since the day her daughter left with Orianas father Azrael to begin her training at the Isle of Winds there had been a small void in the mage, but she knew it was for the best, there was no one who could teach Tierney as well as Azrael and it was only right that the grandfather was the teacher for the granddaughter. Shaking her head she pushed aside the thoughts that would weigh down her heart, today was not meant for such thinking. Today was a day for Oriana to welcome Anarane to her new life, to her family.....

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Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:11 am
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Ana had been up in the room that Oriana had given her and Kain. Kain well on his way to total recovery, but we kept him to the bed a least for awhile longer. She laughed lightly, because he was getting tired of bed rest. At least he was able to get out of the bed awhile each day and sit by the fire. While he did that Ana would change the bed clothes and help him to get washed up. Though he would insist that he could do it himself, she needed to take care of him. She turned when she heard Oriana call to her. Kain was taking a nap so this was as good a time as any for her to go see what her sister in law wanted.

Ana went to the closet and got out a warm cloak. She had taken to wearing some black robes that Oriana had given her and found that she felt comfortable in them. Everything that she had owned remained in the manor she had lived in while she was residing in Tiavain. She hadn't requested that any of things be gotten and brought here. She really didn't want any of it. There were to many memories attached to the things there, to many bad memories. Ana shook her head, chasing the thoughts away. She put on the cloak and walked over to the bed. She stood here for a few moments looking down at the man she loved so much. She smiled, leaned down and kisses his cheek softly and whispered. Oriana is calling. I am going to see what she wants, my love. You rest and I will be back soon. I love you, Kain. She leaned down again and kissed his forehead before she turned and went down the stairs.

Ana crossed the foyer and out the door, As she stopped and just took in the view for a few minutes. Everything was so fresh and clean from the newly fallen snow. Snow, something she had not seen in a long time, and stands of trees all around. Yes it was good to be back in the forests again. In more ways then one she had not belonged in a desert city. She took a deep breath of the fresh crisp air and saw the new footprints in the snow covered ground. They crossed the courtyard toward the side of the keep. Ana knew that they belonged to Oriana, so she followed them around to a garden.

As she reach the edge of the garden she saw Oriana sitting under a large willow on a bench there. Oriana had their son with her. She stood there for a few minutes just watching them. The child was laughing so happily and Oriana seemed to be glowing with happiness. Watching them reminded Ana of the child that had been lost. She would never get to share things like that with it. She sighed deeply and once again found herself pushing memories from her mind. She put on a smile and walked toward Oriana and the baby.

Good morn, Oriana. It beautiful outside today. Some think of winter as a time of death, if they only realized that it is just a time for the earth to sleep getting ready to bring forth new life in the spring. Listen to me go on. How are you today?

Ana wondered why Oriana had called her out here. She did need to get out of the tower, but it was hard leaving Kain alone.

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Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:05 pm
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Kain was resting peacefully, he had regained more of his strength over the weeks, enough now that he could get up and move to the fireplace. As well as assist Anarane with keeping after himself. He hated being pampered, he had fought many a battle, and come out scarred, and bruised, but still he almost always took care of himself. A few times he would come to Oriana for help, if it was that bad however he ended up passing out by the time he reached her tower, holding on until he made it. Now he did need help to recover, moreso than ever before. He had used the technique he found unique to him, holy magic found deep within himself before, but never of that level. Never had he used it so much that it aged him like it did. Kain had never once looked a day over the age of 18, however now he seemed more venerable, looking closer to his real age. Still for a half elf he was rather young.

He was asleep although he was stirring, it was a dreamless empty sleep, like many had been of late. Each time he awoke he was afraid another two weeks had passed, but at most he slept for as long as two days. Everytime he had awaken Anarane was by his side, there for him, however as he awoke this time it was not so. Initially he was worried, but he could feel her, she was happy, a hint of sadness, but happy. He smiled as he got out of bed and made his way to the chair by the fireplace. Along the way he picked up his blade, sitting in the chair he admired it. The old soldier hadn't gripped it in weeks, maybe even months, he didn't know now. The beautifully crafted hilt adorned with gems. The 4 that were common with him, A sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, and Ruby, in a rose compass layout on the pommel of the blade. The hilt was made of platinum, with intricate designs over it. Celestial symbols, holy symbols. The blade was symbiotic to Kain, it was a part of him. He looked over seeing his cape, and armletts, the armletts had the same gemmed design as the Sword. He pulled the blade free, with some trouble, of it's scabbard. The scabbard itself was of great craftsmanship, made specifically for the blade that lied within it. Adorned with gold designs.

His weak sword hand gripped the blade, and held it upright, he had missed it. He made a few swings, trying to make it swing, but turned his wrist wrong, wincing in pain he dropped the blade. It clattered to the floor, a servant rushed in to see if something was wrong. Kain simply waved her off. It's alright.. thanks. He said as she exited the room. He leaned over and picked up the blade again, wondering if he would ever regain the strength to weild it in combat, for his work wasn't done. Kain was a soldier at heart, a warrior. He had been exetremely uncomfortable in Tiavain, being surrounded by mages. It did help him grow however, he discovered how to command magic with greater ability, including that unique to himself.

Determined to recover he stood to his feet, weakly, barely able to stand. Trying small swings with the feather light blade, it's weight was unnoticable. It was the intricate moves he did with it that made him wince in pain, he was however Stubborn and would not easily give up. After a short time, he sat back in the chair exhausted, he had dropped the sword three times after the first time, and his legs would no longer hold him. He barely had enough strength to return it to it's sheath.

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