Volume 5 – The Adventures The Young Dragonborn
Chapter #241 – A Bit Of Peace
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When Alina opened her eyes she found herself lying on a soft mattress and feeling warm, the place around her was that of a grey stoney space with Dwarven metal bars supporting the walls. It looked like the inside of a Dwarven ruin but that was how the inside of the Haven Cube looked like. As this place was adjusted by Jon, there was a large pool of water and a patch of dirt with trees, flowers and plants on it, this all surrounded the bed Alina was on.
Jon’s decorations made Alina smile even though she was used to sleeping in this place which is their private space in the cube.
She went off the bed and checked her body to find that all her wounds were properly treated and no trace of a scar could even be seen.
It was depressing that she collapsed at the end of her fight but the things around her fixed her mood greatly. There were sweet rolls and honey treats that seemed to have been left for her by Jullanar, there was also an armor placed on an armor stand that looked rather fabulous.
It was made of Stalhrim, a sort of unmelting ice that can be considered equal to Ebony in quality. The Body Armor was made of a cuirass, pauldrons and greaves all as one piece, there was the Helm that seemed to have been modified to be mounted with her Fire Keeper Blindfold, the Boots and the Gauntlets too were cleaned and tweaked to fit her. There were two Stalhrim Sabers that glowed red and blue respectively and looked really beautiful and sinister at the same time.
It seems that she had slept for a long time that even Wulfur managed to finish modifying the armor for her.
Alina walked to a container and took out a black battle robe that seemed to be fitting and heavy enough then she put it on, she then started to wear the armor on it.
It really fit too well… even the swords’ weight was just right. For a strong and tall Nord girl like her, she could not think of a better armor set to have.
If she wasn’t mistaken, this armor was not crafted by a Nord, it had an elven touch to it and looked like the Elven Glass Armors.[A/N: check the Ice Armor from Morrowind or from (Morrowind Armor Compilation by THusky) on Skyrim Nexus. Basically Skyrim Glass Armor in a Stalhrim Theme.]
There was a note with the handwriting of Jon that said:-
Sup, beauty? Gave us a scare back there.
Well, hope you are well when you wake up. I told Nefertiti to stay with you but you know… cats! Jull and Jorna would be checking on you.
Wulfur and I fixed the Armor for you and left you to rest, come to the main space when you are ready.
Your armor is:-[Deathbrand Armor] Makes itself and every other piece from the set weightless.
When all the pieces are put together, it gives you an Armorskin passive effect that was really amazing when we tested it.
The two Stalhrim sabers are:-[Bloodscythe] which Absorbs some of the foe’s Vitality and transfers it to you, it very destructive against armors and glows with a hint of red. [Soulrender] which Absorbs some of the foe’s Magicka and transfers it to you, it also is strong against Magic in general and glows with a hint of blue.
And that’s all there is to it… I told you I am saving the best for you.
Just remember that Stalhrim is transparent and you need to wear something under it else it woul…
And the rest of the note was Jon being Jon.
Alina smiled and put it away, then head to the main space of the cube. The spaces can be accessed to each other throw doors and the user of the Cube needs to spend his magical power to keep all the additional spaces maintained but that was no problem to a Magicka monster such as Jon.
Once Alina went to the main space, she found it in complete mayhem.
Jullanar and Bjorna were playing… on gold.
The amount of gold they acquired from Haknir’s Tomb was mounded on top of each other and Jullanar was sliding from the top its top to bottom. Bjorna was sitting on the gold as if it is a chair and slid down with Jullanar.
“I can understand Jull childish actions but Jorna, you really… tsk tsk tsk!”
“Oh! Alina, you’re up.”
Jullanar and Bjorna saw her and ran towards her. Jull was putting on a Golden Eyepatch and a Crown made of gold and jewels. There were necklaces and rings all over her. Bjorna was wearing a golden fabric cape that seemed really expensive and had a golden staff in her hand.
“Oh, that armor looks good on you. More beautiful than my ringmail.”
“Yeah, it is beautiful.”
“Thanks, where is Jon and why are you sliding on that gold like that?”
“Come on it’s really fun.” Jull said.
“Only in your bean-sized brain. What about you, Jorna?”
“Well, I told her to stop but I ended up losing to her.”
“Then let me be ashamed for you.”
“Say that after you try it.”
*One Minute later.”
The three girls slid together from the gold mound once all at once.
“This is so much fun.”
“Told you so.”
The girls took a while to calm down until they sat together like ladies once again.
“Where is Jon?”
“Outside with Nefertiti and Wulfur.”
“Are we not in Raven Rock yet? And how long was I sleeping?”
“You slept for a day and we are at a place called Saering’s Watch, an ancient Nordic temple with a Word Wall that Jon was really interested in.”
“Oh, he said something about a very powerful Thu’um that he would love to learn.”
“I see. I am heading out then.”
Alina parted with the girl to the middle of the space and touched the light ball that would send her out. Before she knows, she found the blue vast sky in front of her. There were a lot of ruins surrounding the land in front of her and it seemed that there are also some freshly destroyed Draugrs.
“Hey there.” A voice called for her and she looked back.
“Hey, Wulfur.” She turned around to see Wulfur and Nefertiti sitting together on the ground. There were in the shade of a Word Wall that Jon was there too but he seemed Meditating.
“How long since he was like this?”
“Since yesterday, we finished working on your Armor and came here to study the Word Wall. Looks nice by the way.”
“Thanks. Is he progressing well?”
“Yes, you won’t believe it but he made another Energy Pulse this morning. It was strong! I was meditating with beside him and he it almost pushed me away.”
“That strong? This means he is in the 9th Level of the Dragon Robbing Realm… quite fast!”
“He said that his Energy is all stable now which means something I didn’t really understand.”
“It means that all the Energy in his Magicka Pool has successfully got merged with his Life Force and his Essence Energy became stable. Took him longer than us!”
“Sister-in-law, the more you speak, the less I understand. By the way, now that you have mastered the Whirlwind Sprint shout, what is the other one you are after?”
“Sigh, it has been years since I started training on that Shout and mastered it in five years, by that time Jon has mastered over six, right?”
“He is working on the seventh now.”
Wulfur handed her one of Jon’s notes that were lying on his bag.
Alina opened it and it was a translation to the Word Wall of Saering’s Watch. It said:-
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV BHAR FIN
GOLah WO PRaaL HET MULHaaN
OL GOL SARaaN ONIKIV NUNON
Wah MeyZ WUTH SINON DO ONIK
This stone commemorates Bhar the
Earth-Hunter who sat here still
As Earth awaits enlightenment only
To become old instead of wise.
Jon has marked the word (GOL) which means Earth. This was part of a very powerful Shout that is known as the ‘Bend Will’ shout.
A higher Thu’um that needed to be learned diligently and would take Jon weeks to comprehend this Word after he heard its Chant from the Word Wall. He even won’t be able to learn the other Words until their knowledge is given to him even though he knows what they are and what they mean.
A Shout like ‘Bend Will’ was one of the hardest Shouts to learn and needed a source to comprehend them from. Shout like the ‘Unrelenting Force’ or ‘Whirlwind Sprint’ were considered very easy.
Alina turned the pages to the back and started looking at the other shouts that were recorded in the note, these were all the shouts that Jon gathered and were all rated from the Easy Shouts to the Difficult Shouts to the End Game Shouts. Alina understood Jon’s rating system and looked for an easy shout right away.
There were some that Jon has invented himself but they were very flawed and unstable yet it was a legendary feat on its own. A Hidden Clan may have two or three shouts at the very best and only a handful of their members barely learn a word or two in their lifetimes. Jon’s note was a treasure that would make all the clans go crazy if discovered. His talent in the Thu’um is very famous and he is not shy about it but his knowledge is on a godly level. He can even curse and crack jokes in the Dragon Language if he wanted to.
After browsing carefully, she chose the ‘Elemental Fury’ Shout and memorized Jon’s notes on it.
“Well well, who do we have here?” Jon opened his eyes and saw Alina in her new armor browsing through his note.
“I heard you passed the 9th Level.”
“How awesome of me!”
“No, as expected of you.”
“You know how to make it sound better.”
Jon stood up and closed on Alina.
“Ehem!” But Wulfur announced his presence.
“Bro, go in the Cube.”
“Why don’t you two go in the Cube… or better, get us to Raven Rock.”
“Sigh, fine! You all go back in the Cube then and I will teleport myself there.”
Nefertiti returned the Cube to Jon and he let Wulfur and Nefertiti go in first.
“Before we go, how are you feeling?” He asked.
“I am fine.” She stuck closer to him and he hugged her in return.
He whispered something to her ears and giggled while punching his chest playfully. The exchanged a few kisses under the sunset before she goes into the Cube again.
Jon transformed the Cube into a ring and evoked a strong teleportation spell after that, he kept charging it with Magicka until he became able to reach a mental link with the Rune he left in Raven Rock, once all was complete, Jon disappeared in a poof.