So the Xirduga (aura dragons) Council was pissed because I haven’t worked with them in depth like I needed to. So I got dragged back and chewed out for not devoting time to them (cause it’s been a pain to do anything astral or contracts because of college and life).
The one who is my liaison tried to defend me, though he wasn’t happy either that I haven’t been able to work. I’ve just gotten to a time where I am able to get all the contracts and information settled. This hasn’t happened in a couple of years.
I apologized and was given a task of either learn everything about them or be bonded/mated to one. I chose to work and gather all stuff about them that they were willing to share. I have a document of 400-500 questions all about learning a culture. The leader of the Council addressed me mentally and called me by my Earth name. I was so pissed that he uttered that name on the Astral, that I grabbed him by the throat and told him to change into his human form, because being asked to take that form is the ultimate insult for their kind. A tit-for-a-tat.
He changed and the others were pissed that he changed at all, especially with me being there. He quieted them and told them that I had the right to ask that of him for his blunder. So it’s an impasse right now and we are staring at each other trying to recover his blunder which is worse than me being unable to work with them on the contract more than what I have, which was my plan to do so this summer.
I swear, it’s always something new when I travel to the astral after a fallow period or just in general.
The Seacrilis is a race of creatures that I’ve been working with for the past year to develop a contract. I actually came across one randomly for a Custom Calling and they intrigued me. I asked for the spirit to take me to his realm, so that I may work with them more officially. When I got there, it was so beautiful. The scene of their underwater city was like looking at the world where JarJar Binx from Star Wars lived. The glass bubbles and domes, the natural lights, it was all amazing.
I got there and was before the Council before I knew what was happening. They explained that they would be willing to sign a contract with me, if I could get an ally for them. I asked who the ally they were looking for and thankfully, it was one that I was close with. They wanted to work with the Zardivig [Hydras]. I was able to bring my lovely Ari down and she was able to speak for her kind and agreed to work with them. It was very successful.
It was a long time since I could go back, probably at least 6 months in our time. Which means that it has been years. I returned back just recently to find that the place was abandoned and in ruins. I ventured closer and this creature of some kind just sets me on edge. It was like an eel mixed with a slug mixed with tar. Solid black, it felt like it was trying to get to me. Thankfully, one of the older Seacrilis was roaming by and happened to see me He took me to another part of their realm where an even larger version of their city sat.
I was welcomed back and apologized that I had been gone for far too long. They treated me with kindness and understanding. They were pleased to hear that I was still working with them and the Zardivig [Hydra] were still in it as well. I will need to go back to learn more of their culture, because they are known for their water work and being able to create glass from water and sand. I cannot wait to learn more and to explore their realm.
The first time that I came across the Pavo, I had accidentally appeared in their realm. They were quite surprised with my appearance, but accepted me well enough. Although, it did surprise me when they wanted to know more about me. I’ve been working so much with the shop that I’d become quite well known in some areas of the Astral. The Pavo were aware of me through their own relations that they have done, so it helped that I was recognized. Usually I don’t just appear in places, but ease into it, but somehow I ended up there.
The Pavo are shifters, their main body being that of a peacock, but anthropomorphic. They prefer their natural bodies, but they are able to shift into any humanoid or being type of spirit. Usually they take on spying or covert jobs that allow their abilities to aid them. Some also pose as Escorts for the royals of races in order to protect them and to go through the social ladder.
They live in a world with large trees, the ruler or king sitting on a throne of roots in the largest tree. The others lounge around, so I am thinking this is their version of “throne room” where they greet people. I haven’t seen any building or such, so I’m sure that they live in places of some kind.
This is where the King and I talk about them being a part of EA, as a possible Match for Companions. I’m happy to oblige and we start a temporary contract. It’s basic, but it’s enough for then.
I went back recently, it’s been months and I had actually just started getting back into Astral Travel. My goal was to get the contracts I had that were temporary and set them in. With this, the Pavo was the first to become apparent after I had drawn their kind for the shop [picture above]. The King seemed disgruntled that I had not returned to them in awhile, which I apologized and explained why. He accepted it, and we began the negotiating of the contract. He chose that I would work to learn their culture and eventually, their magic. He said that I must visit often as I can to learn and understand. I offered him in return shelter in Utopia, where he could live with others and a thriving community. I took him to see and had him wait for a week to decide on what he wanted. I will be returning shortly to know of their choice, but the deal is sealed so long as I visit and learn of them. It was a good contract that didn’t require something extremely personal, like marriage or betrothal.