"They should be ready by now, Lucius..."
Said Sky, as she looked up at him questioningly, Lucius patted her head and said firmly
"Let's go Sky"
To which she took a while to respond, as she spoiled herself under his hand, twisting her head so that his hand scratched her ears. She then nodded and they both got up and left. Lucius had grown quite attached to the young woman as she had to him. Once he was free she would go over and cuddle up next to him. Anybody who saw it would think they were a newly wed couple.
As they both hopped down and climbed down to the crater part of the mountain, they approached the Sleeping Cave, Venastrasia was surrounded by a few other dragons, they were all female, while in the other cave all the male dragons gathered there, Lucius wondered what was taking them so long. They said they were preparing some clothes for him and Lucius found it strange, because he saw Xiaxinia kidnapping some human and carrying over to a next mountain. These guys were supposed to be the smartest existences under the sun, yet when it came to doing normal things they would go over the top and tend to do something incredibly stupid, Lucius could only face-palm.
Lucius quietly waited on a rock outside with Sky rubbing and massaging his shoulders, she would always know if a part of him was aching, it was one of the traits among their bond.
Lucius thought to himself as he smiled.
'There are some things divine power cannot cure, and a beautiful fox girl is needed'
He heard a giggle behind him, it was then he remembered she had a slight shared telepathy with him, as his face turned red with embarrassment, and she drew closer hugging him with her chest to his back. She then whispered in his ear,
"I am yours, and yours alone, There's no need to hold back"
She said with a slightly mischievous smile, but Lucius knew she was serious. As he nodded with a red face, because Sky had the aura of a woman or mature young girl, The older sister type as well as cool beauty, she rarely ever joked about her feelings to Lucius, Lucius knew this. The most she teased him about, was his reaction to her body, she found it cute, how he would turn red and turn his face to the other direction pretending not to care.
It was then amidst their playtime, Venastrasia, the Aunts and Veranathus, Varathraga, Xiaxinia and the other Uncles came approaching them both from their respective caves, He could clearly see a few items being hidden behind their backs as he chuckled softly. They then stood before him.
The first to approach was the Aunts, they brought with them a set of clothes, It's color was golden with azure tribalistic patterns adorned on them. The top piece had a V neck, Which had similar azure colored tribal markings on it. The front of his shirt had The symbol of a Golden Dragon Flying through the stormclouds. It was the House Of Lightning's Emblem, It was a high nobility garment, made for Lucius for when he attended special events.
It was made of Golden Silk Thread, This thread was very hard to acquire, Even the Fuhrer and the other High ranking nobles Couldn't dream to acquire this much Golden thread to make an entire piece of clothing, the most they had were small designs on their clothing. With it came a set of Matching Gloves and boots, Lucius graciously thanked them and they all took turns kissing him on his head and then went back to Venastrasia's side.
Next to walk up was Xiaxinia, He held in his hands, a leather pair of clothes, it was complete black, it was clothes to be worn casually, It had a hood, Xiaxinia motioned Lucius to put it on, as he did he could feel it read just to fit itself, It had a black scarf that covered his breathing and a hood as well. The scarf had feint designs on it and could only be seen when close. It was a dragon catching it's tail.
The clothes were modeled after Assassin clothing as Xiaxinia was fond of such clothing, because it allowed free movement in his eyes those types of clothing were the best. It also came with wrist guards, gloves and leather boots that matched it. It also had the ability to Camouflage to it's surroundings.
Xiaxinia said he made it from a creature known as a Black Basilisk Serpent, One of the rarest
Serpent type beasts in all of Zenheim, it was known for blending into it's surroundings and delivering fatal blows. Lucius thanked him and gratefully accepted it, Xiaxinia then leaned over to give him a hug and whispered in a hushed tone,
"It should help you if you ever have to get rid of anyone and keep your identity hidden, the mask can cover your whole face as well as change all of the designs on the clothing, so it cannot be linked to you"
He said as he gave a mischievous smile, He could feel Venastrasia's burning gaze on his back
so he cleared his throat and went back to his position.
Next to approach was the Uncles, They brought a ring that could place items in a pocketed dimension, He could store any number of things in it, the Uncles Starting pouring gold out from their rings, Gems and Jewels of precious nature. This amount of money, One could live lavishly for all his life.
Lucius poured mana in the ring and a drop of his blood and it firmly stuck itself on his finger as he absorbed the gold the way they thought him. He thanked them, as they hugged him as they passed by, Some pat him on his head, Some gave him advice and One even tried to steal him...But let's not go there. The actions of these dragons sometimes had no reason or basis. Lucius in return gave them his heartfelt thanks, he admired his Uncles and they admired him. That was all that was needed.
Next was Varathraga and Veranathus, They held something long wrapped up in a cloth, as they approached Lucius, the cloth fell off and what showed itself was a High Quality looking spear.
Lucius recognized the material! It was the shedding from that time!
"This is from both Varathraga and I, Lucius this weapon will guide you through your struggles"
"It was made for both Physical Combat and Magical Combat, Right now it is in spear form, it was made to fit your body and what you're accustomed to" Varathraga said as he motioned me to send mana through it.
I started charging Lightning through it, and The spear let out a howl as the blade split, and it became a Trident. When I imbued mana, It would take spear form, but when I imbued lightning it would take Trident form.
"As it was made from a Thunder Dragon Shedding, this weapon is extremely suitable to you, I don't recommend using it during a duel or training as you will surely kill your partner"
they said both with a big grin on their faces.
Lucius thrusted his new spear a couple of times and shot Lightning out of it, he could feel how it amplified his Power, and how sharp it was as it pierced the wind around him with every thrust.
With a smile on his face he replied
"Thank you Uncle Vera, Uncle Vara, I will treasure this "
( An idea of what the weapon looked like,
If the spear form doesn't show up just refresh the link, it will.
Last but not least it was Venastrasia's turn, she walked forward, and handed Lucius, a Black Armor with a faint Golden Light, It was as lighter than it looked, but it's hardness was superior to any steel in this world, It gave off a overpowering domineering attitude, the Armor was created with a sort of aggression seeping from it, It had a dragon head shaped helmet, the folds of the leather like steel took a strange design and form to which the likes didn't look as though it came from this world, If artifact armor is SS rank, This would be SSS rank.
There had many designs on it, in a darker shade of black, The Dragon shaped helmet had a little diamond shaped hole on the forehead, probably meant to showcase the fact that he was a draconian. One side of the armor was Completely, protected as the other side had minimal protection, as she knew Lucius loved having his right side less burdened. His right hand was his most comfortable one, that didn't mean his left hand was any weaker.
"When your elder brother died, this scale was the only thing I could save as his body was too crushed and badly damaged, the time effects started corroding away at him, I always kept it, then a thought came to me, I decided to use it, the time effects increased the hardness of the scales while as it was still a scale of a young dragon, it was capable of being made into armor, as none of our scales would be able to be created into Armor as it is too Hard and solid to bend, The scale was perfectly aged just enough to gain a Solid like foundation yet remaining flexible enough to be crafted. This way the elder brother can protect his younger brother"
She said, with a few tears in her eyes as she tightly hugged Lucius,
"Now put it on, and apply mana to it and a drop of blood, then imbue mana in the armor" she said as she smiled.
Lucius did as he was told, and the Black War Armor flashed and immediately several spikes protruded from the armor! There were two spike sheddings crafted into his shoulders, as well as a Large tooth shedding going from Large to small running down his back, The largest one came out from just below his neck in a downward curve, as the rest followed suit in smaller sizes till it reached his lower back, Two Spike sheddings protruded from his knee cap area, in an upward curve.
"You and this armor have complete compatibility, it means you can absorb it into your body and bring it out at will"
Instantly it merged into his body. He thanked her hugged her and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He knew how much she thought about him and he knew she probably panicked as she made the armor, careful to make sure not even the slightest dent or weak point was made. Her original thoughts were probably to create something with a sturdy defense and she ended up making something with incredible attacking potential, Lucius thought as he chuckled.
Auriel sitting in the corner watching the whole scene, stood there....eyes wide open, mouth wide open, a few grey hairs protruding, his eyebrows twitching, He felt as if he aged a million years, the items he saw, the armor, the clothing, the weapon, Everything was above anything he had ever seen, and he had seen some pretty priceless Artifacts, He wondered Could these things even be called Artifacts? Surely their must be a level beyond Artifacts he thought, as he watched items.
( What I imagined it would look like,
The red part however, I imagined was made out of Golden Thread)
After some time passed and Night Crept up, Lucius was packed and ready to go, they decided they would leave in the morning, Venastrasia and the other dragons were huddled having a few discussions about Raz Seph, And about Lucius' leaving tomorrow, these talks usually went into the morning as a lot of things had to be discussed, they told Lucius to go to bed and catch some sleep as the Journey tomorrow would be tiring for him.
Lucius and Sky went walking towards the Sleeping Cave, the Dragons started their discussions. Discussing things such as they would leave a dragon watching over Lucius at all times, while they fully devoted their time to surveillance in the ruined Continent and on Raz Seph.
Lucius made his way to his bed, followed by Sky and they both lay down. She snuggled up to him and wrapped him in her tails, to which he gladly welcomed, Lucius got into a sleeping position....and after a few minutes passed and he was about to fall asleep. A certain, soft playful voice rung out in his head.
"Now time for my present..."
*Smooch* as Sky kissed him and sent her tongue in his
Lucius was surprised but he didn't resist, instead he engaged, as they both kissed for some time, their breathes began to grow hot and filled with a hunger. Sky sent her hands down his pants, as Lucius gently rubbed her breasts, it soon escalated as Lucius found himself between her thighs, As hot breathe and soft moans filled the night's air, he gazed deeply into her azure, purple eyes, She gazed into his. He thrusted and thrusted until the sun rose.