tribe leaders

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Tarix Revamp

Tarix is often described as Bara Magna’s golden boy and is a figure known for both his diplomacy and his impenetrable moral resolve. He has a decorated career of military service, surviving an arrow to the shoulder during the Core War and proving himself a commendable tactician during the events of Decadence, outfoxed only by the superior tactics of the great Certavus. In the years since, he helped negotiate an end to the Core War and is often attributed as the most prominent name in the drafting of the Glatorian Creed. More recently, Tarix and Ackar often competed for the title of Glatorian Champion and were by far the two most skilled arena combatants in the annual tournament. Upstanding and righteous, Tarix certainly came out of the Core War on the right side, securing himself the coveted position of Prime Glatorian and earning the respect of several tribe leaders, including Raanu.

I always liked the Thornax Launcher mounted on his Water Blades but I know that community opinion has ruled against the contraption. Similarly I did away with the awkward Metru leg elements and the Mahri tube.

'Black Panther' trailer decoded: Secrets of the new Marvel movie

Black Panther trailer decoded: Ryan Coogler on the new Marvel movie

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‘Black Panther’ trailer deep dive

Wakanda doesn’t reveal all its mysteries at once. Sometimes you have to look deeper to even know what you’re seeing. The teaser trailer for the upcoming Black Panther movie has finally dropped, and EW’s special guides to the footage are director and co-writer Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. They’re opening the door to this fictional African nation. Let’s take a closer look…

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We don’t open on Chadwick Boseman’s black-clad hero. We start with the villain. Andy Serkis was last seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Ulysses Klaue, a mercenary arms trader in Avengers: Age of Ultron who had gotten his hands on some of the precious metal known as Vibranium — then lost his hand to the vicious robot overlord.

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He’s back now, and in custody, being questioned by Everett K. Ross, a CIA operative who thinks Wakanda is just another African savannah. For geeks, it’s Bilbo vs. Gollum, all over again. “One person knows quite a bit about Wakanda and another person who thinks they do, but they don’t,” says Coogler. “But I thought it would be awesome to start with a character who has seen Wakanda in its true light.” But look who is watching…

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This interrogation takes place in a safehouse in Korea, where a few visiting dignitaries are watching the interrogation from behind one-way glass: Black Panther himself, T’Challa, and his security chief Okoye (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira.) They know a lot more than either of these men. And they’re worried. The less anyone knows about their homeland, the safer it is.

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Vibranium is the unique metal with almost mystical, technological powers. A little bit of it was used to make Captain America’s shield, and massive stores of it from within the heart of Wakanda have allowed the nation to develop technologies that make the rest of the world look like the Stone Age. Here, Coogler says we see the Royal Talon Fighter, Black Panther’s personal shuttle, flying over the capital city.

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Wakanda is steeped in tradition, and we see a flashback to one of them: The steps of the Royal Talon Fighter open as T’Challa descends into the waters of Warrior Falls, where kings are coronated. He is ascending the throne after the murder of his father, T’Chaka, in Captain America: Civil War.

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In the background stands Zuri, Forest Whitaker’s character, a shaman and trusted adviser of the king. Here, T'Challa stands without armor in a holy place, before his people — the leaders of the tribes of Wakanda. They do not always unite like this. Although it is united against the outside world, Wakanda is divided within itself.

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“He’s somewhat a religious figure or spiritual figure,” Coogler says of Zuri. “Spirituality is something that exists in Wakanda in the comics, and it’s something we wanted to have elements of in the film. Forest’s character, more than anything, is a major tie-back to T’Challa’s father. Zuri is someone he looks to for guidance.” He says to think of him as the Wise Old Man — Black Panther’s version of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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These children are part of Zuri’s sacred ritual, creating something for the king from a plant unique to Wakanda. “People who read the comics would be familiar with the Heart-Shaped Herb and the ceremonies that surround that,” says Kevin Feige. “That’s partially spiritual. We certainly don’t call it magic, but there’s Vibranium that has been interwoven within that soil and that land for thousands of years, so there are other things going on with it.”

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“The Heart-Shaped Herb is how Black Panther achieves his powers. He can fight hand-to-hand with Cap, who’s a supersoldier, so he has super strength and heightened instincts that give him his enhanced abilities,” Coogler says. But not just anyone can partake of its powers. “The Heart-Shaped Herb is what Black Panthers over the generations would consume, once they earn the title, which gives them their physical edge.”

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The king doesn’t have to face every challenge alone. One of his most loyal agents of the Dora Milaje is Nakia, played by Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o, seen here in a casino in femme fatale mode. T'Challa is going to need the help…

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If there’s one thing we know about power, it’s that someone else will always try to take it from you.

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Klaue wants Vibranium, but this masked man wants something more — perhaps power over the nation that Black Panther rules. This masked figure is ready to spring Klaue loose from his CIA safehouse, and the two villains will join forces.

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In the comics, Klaue’s weapon was a sonic emitter he used as a prosthetic for his missing arm. In this film, he attaches a piece of advanced Wakandan mining equipment as his arm-cannon — which is presumably what led the CIA and Black Panther to capture him. In this shot, we can see the limb has been taken from him.

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But you can’t keep a bad guy down. Here we see Klaue in the midst of a heist at a museum displaying treasures from Wakanda. Coogler isn’t ready to reveal the exact context of this scene, but you can bet he has inside information.

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This was the man in the mask: Erik Killmonger (played by Michael B. Jordan, who also teamed with Coogler for Creed and Fruitvale Station.) The man with the hostile name is a Wakandan exile, being escorted into Black Panther’s throne room under the watch of W'Kabi, a loyal adviser to T'Challa played by Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya.

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Here we see the larger view. It’s tough to see, but Black Panther is face-to-face with Killmonger, facing him down before the room full of tribal leaders.

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The camera lingers on one especially compelling presence among the tribal rulers. Coogler says the man with the emerald suit and lip plate is “the elder of one of the largest tribes in Wakanda.” He’s played by actor Isaach De Bankolé, known for brutalizing Daniel Craig’s 007 in Casino Royale. Across from him sits T'Challa’s widowed mother, Ramonda (played by Angela Bassett)…

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This is Ramonda in all her glory, flanked by Lupita Nyongo’s Nakia and T'Challa’s sister, Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. Everett K. Ross, an outsider, is with them in the background as they venture into mountain territory of the Jabari tribe — and their ominous ruler…

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Meet M'Baku, played by Winston Duke (Person of Interest). As the ruler of the mountain tribe, he has a ruthless nature, and in the comics — where he wore a mask and white, fur-covered armor and went by the name “Man-Ape” — he was one of Black Panther’s most dangerous foes.

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Will M'Baku and T'Challa end up in battle? Probably; everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe fights sooner or later. But all we know from the teaser is that M'Baku has a knock-down, drag-out fight with Eric Killmonger at what looks like the Warrior Falls in some kind of trial by combat. (You can spot the river tribe leader looking on from the back left.)

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This shot it set outside one of Wakanda’s Vibranium mines. The Dora Milaje stand to one side, while tribal leaders, including Daniel Kaluuya’s W'Kabi (although he’s out of focus) stand to the right.

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Black Panther, king, defender, and servant of the country walks before them with his mask off in a pose that seems intended to suggest he means no harm. This is one mystery we will have to wait to have solved.

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We also get a sample of peaceful life in Wakanda. Here, the king greets a child alongside Nakia under the quietly intense protection of Dora Milaje bodyguard Ayo (played by Florence Kasumba), known from Civil War for the line, “Move, or you will be moved.”

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Here we see political life for the young ruler as he ventures outside the borders of his country to speak before the United Nations — although such interaction with fellow countries is what got his father killed. Some threats can’t be defeated with isolationism. Look closely at the monitors in this still, and you’ll see “Climate Change” is on the Black Panther’s agenda.

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But peace is not long-lasting. In this shot, Jordan’s Killmonger faces down an entire squad of Dora Milaje on what appears to be a landing pad on the outskirts of the city.

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Coogler doesn’t want to reveal too much about Killmonger’s background, but in the comics, he has one of the darkest origins for a supervillain. One should not experiment with sacred herbs meant only for the royal bloodline. And sometimes, in those cases, death might be a more welcome outcome than whatever survival follows.

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As Killmonger does battle, the Dora Milaje may find that the other tribes of Wakanda are no longer loyal to their king.

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Family is different. T'Challa will always be able to count on his sister, Shuri. And Nakia, as a member of the Dora Milaje who is often sent on missions around the world, is another woman Panther knows he can trust.

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Wright’s Princess Shuri character is not only a fighter but a brilliant scientist, on par with Iron Man’s Tony Stark, Coogler says. She has spent her life researching and experimenting with Vibranium, and these twin blasters are just one of her devices.

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As the trailer wraps, we see Black Panther in full costume — and far from his homeland. Judging by the signs in the background, this is a scene set in Korea, either before or after Klaue is captured.

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Take note: This is an example of the bad luck that follows if this particular black cat crosses your path. Black Panther will be in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

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#NoDAPL marches and other protests set for DC, LA and NYC this weekend

  • On Friday, activists across the country will begin protesting and rallying in Washington, D.C., to “demand that indigenous rights be respected” over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
  • Other activists will also be marching and rallying for and against other causes in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York City. Here’s what is happening this weekend:

Los Angeles

#NoDAPL #NoKXL National March
Friday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Pershing Square

Trump is taking away the peoples victories against these deadly pipelines!
Disregarding the sovereignty of Native People and the safety of the fresh water for millions of people.

We are calling for all the environmental organizations and individuals to help bring out the masses and demonstrate our opposition to both of these pipelines and the censoring of climate change facts.

It’s time for the people to invest in renewable energy! Its time to respect the treaties! Its time for the people to come out in force!

Washington, D.C.

Native Nations Rise: Rise With Standing Rock
Friday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, National Mall

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington, D.C.

We ask that you rise in solidarity with indigenous peoples across the world and demand that indigenous rights be respected. This is not about one tribe but all Native nations. 

Standing Rock and Native peoples from across Turtle will lead a march in prayer and action in Washington, D.C. on March 10, 2017.

No Nazis in D.C.: Protest Richard Spencer’s Neo-Nazi Think Tank
Saturday, March 11, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Market Square Fountain

“Alt-right” Neo Nazi Richard Spencer recently opened an office of his white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. We will rally together to show these nazis that they are NOT welcome in our community, that their perverted, violent racist ideology has no place in our society and that they should prepare to meet coordinated, powerful peaceful resistance should they try to operate in Washington, D.C.

Join us as we will rally in Market Square in Old Town Alexandria, right down the street from their new office building. We’re working on finalizing a program of speeches and performances from local political leaders, activists and artists. We are deeply committed to fostering intersectional resistance and an intersectional program for this event — so if you are a resident of D.C., Virginia or Maryland and are a member of a marginalized group and want to speak out against Richard Spencer, the neo-nazi “alt-right” or any other issue important in your community, please send this event a message.

District of Love March
Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST,
, Emery Recreation Center

Join us on Saturday, March 11, as we march and celebrate with local artists, musicians and community members to celebrate our diverse neighborhoods. Featuring musical acts Elena y Los Fulanos, Lilo, Ethiopian Dance and many more!

The Love March seeks to support diversity and inclusion in our community. We will march on Saturday March 11 not downtown, but right through some of D.C.’s most diverse communities along Georgia Ave. NW starting at Georgia and Madison St. NW at the Emery Rec. Center and marching down to U St. ending at the African-American Civil War Memorial Site. 

We will be making pledges to support local, small, especially minority-owned businesses, connecting to local organization who already work to support diversity and inclusion in our communities and discussing the important work ahead to maintain diversity as a source of strength in D.C. and how we can make it clear to all of our neighbors that “whoever you are, wherever you’re from, we stand together as neighbors.”

Concerned Citizens For LGBT Safety and Rights
Sunday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, Lafayette Square

The LGBT community is very vulnerable right now. This march is to rally behind the community and promote safety for the LGBT community, as well as promote preservation of the right to live a happy life with dignity. Assembly will be at Lafayette Square right across from the White House off Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th Street, N.W. and 17th Street, N.W. at 10:00 a.m. March will begin promptly at 10:45 up to Logan Circle where a short rally will take place and information pamphlets will be available.

San Francisco

Native Nations March
Friday, March 10, 5 to 9 p.m. PST, San Francisco Federal Building

Idle No More SF Bay and tribal nations in the west are in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and indigenous grassroots leaders who are calling on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully march for Native American rights on March 10. We ask that you rise in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Mother Earth for the future generations of all.

The march will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Federal Building at 7th & Mission. There will be a short rally there before the march to the Civic Center. The rally at the Civic Center will include a traditional California indigenous opening with Corrina Gould, speakers on the history of Native Americans and the federal government, Native American leaders, and others.

New York City

Women in Rebellion! To Resist is Justified! Unite to Fight Trump
Saturday, March 11, 12 to 2 p.m. EST, Herald Square

“Women Rise & Organize” intergenerational and international roundtable at 2 p.m.

Solidarity Center (147 W 24th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues). Free refreshments and child care. All genders and gender preferences are welcome. Bring your banners, signs and noise makers.

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avatar!au taz
aka the avatar zone(rip)

ango: avatar(water bender born)my lil boy goes adventuring and mystery solving and finds teachers along the way

merle: those shitty swamp benders who don’t wear pants. yeah. those. born into the northern water tribe and had an arranged marriage with the princess- left his unhappy life and began living on his own in the swamps.

magnus: non bender, but makes himself very useful. travelling carpenter and adventurer. searching for the fire nation troops that wiped out his earth bending village and killed his wife.

taako: fire bender outlaw. accidentally set deadly fire that wiped out a whole town, but aided by sazed that emptied gasoline on the ground as to quicken the destruction.

kravitz: fire bender. right hand man to the Raven Queen(of the fire nation). lead commander in finding taako.

lucretia: water bender. southern water tribe leader, healer, and blood bender. Angus’ mother figure.

killian: earth bender. lives with carey in the earth kingdom. good connections with lucretia.

carey: fire bender. lives(married) with Killian in the earth kingdom. works as a blacksmith.

Garfield the deals warlock: cabbage man.

pls add on

anonymous asked:

Any creatures who want to answer, what would your reaction be if you were invited to play the Chaotic game?

No.

Well, I believe it could be-interesting. I would try, if offered the chance.

Truly? I suppose it would offer more insight on the human’s game.

Maxxor nods.

I’d at least try a single match, provided I had the time. 

Chaor contrastingly shrugs, arms folded.

Haikyuu!! + Fantasy Kingdoms AU

I’ll just leave this here… :3 

The Anarchy of Karasuno

  • Once a powerful and prestigious country but lost its influence after angry citizens rebelled against its incompetent king.
  • Now a highly undeveloped kingdom with no central government, and land ownership is unofficially split between the leaders of various tribes.
  • Most influential tribe leaders include Sawamura Daichi, Sugawara Koushi, and Azumane Asahi.
  • Tribes often skirmish with one another for petty reasons but will just as quickly form alliances for the purpose of self-defense against a more powerful, common enemy.
  • Home of the masters of guerilla warfare.
  • Its landscape consists almost entirely of wilderness: sparse forests, vast fields of tall wild grass, and dangerous cliffs.
  • A kingdom that tends to mind its own business and in addition, is rarely provoked by other kingdoms because the land is valuable for neither farming nor mining.

The Aristocracy of Aoba Johsai

  • Very prestigious kingdom ruled by a small class of exceedingly wealthy and educated individuals. 
  • Traditionally values skill and hard-work, so it’s very possible to become associated with the nobility through merit.
  • Boasts the most powerful cavalry on the continent, which makes up nearly 70% of its entire military force.
  • The aristocratic Oikawa family and the military family of Iwaizumi are some of the oldest in the country and have had a partnership for decades; Oikawa and other rich families are responsible for the costs of the military and in return the Iwaizumis act as generals and protect the nation.
  • Cities are characterized by the baroque style of architecture which reflects Seijoh citizens’ love for the finer things in life such as arts and music.
  • Has long been threatened by the close proximity of the expanding Shiratorizawa empire.

The Republic of Nekoma

  • A relatively peaceful nation bordered by the sea on three sides.
  • A new leader is elected every two years by an elected council and can only be ejected from the office before two years is up if the majority of council agrees to do so.
  • Historically defeated Shiratorizawa in an epic naval battle which is why the Empire leaves them alone now.
  • No distinct social classes; all of its citizens aren’t very educated, but most everyone has an abundance of practical knowledge.
  • Although the kingdom lacks in the natural resources department, it makes up for it by controlling all overseas trade and navigation.
  • Nekoma’s most influential captain of the navy is Kuroo Tetsuro, formerly a notorious pirate, and he is accompanied by chief navigator Kozume Kenma.
  • Nekoma ships can be distinguishable by their glossy, menacing red sails.

The Empire of Shiratorizawa

  • Consists of the kingdom of Shiratorizawa and several surrounding provinces gained through conquest
  • Largest nation in terms of land mass and occupies some of the best farmlands, which allows agriculture to sustains the kingdom’s wealth and powerful military.
  • Cities inspired by medieval Japanese architecture and fortified by thick walls to protect against siege.
  • All authority is held by Emperor and Military General Ushijima Wakatoshi.
  • Known for the tradition of taming birds of prey.
  • Currently on a mission to conquer the entire continent but has run into a mild inconvenience known as the Seijoh cavalry.

The Stratocracy of Fukurodani

  • Formerly a province of Shiratorizawa that persistently fought for independence until Shiratorizawa just went “eh, nevermind, do what you want.”
  • Retained the Shiratorizawa custom of taming birds, but now exclusively tames owls because those are pretty much the only birds that live in the thick forests of Fukurodani.
  • Ruled by a council of military officers who meet every two weeks to discuss issues and divide up duties.
  • Many adventurers come from Fukurodani and travel to visit the other kingdoms, making them great interpreters as well as spies.
  • Closely tied to the Republic of Nekoma because Fukurodani general Bokuto Kotaro was once friends with Nekoma naval captain Kuroo when they belonged to the same pirate crew.
Sword and Shield

Okay, so I know some people believe that the sword and shield are Soo-won and Hak respectively. I wasn’t so sure until I re-read a chapter that leads me to believe it might actually be true.

1) Kija, Jae-ha, Zeno, and Shin-ah all believe he is a good person and someone they can trust. And even though they want to hate him for what he has done they can’t. (Chapter 117)

2) Now this is really foreshadowing, but in this moment Yona is begging anyone to save Lily in any way possible. We also know she has a deep connection to her dragons and has like a second ‘sense’ that she doesn’t really understand or can control. Th prophecy states that the sword and shield will awaken, I think this means that those people will wake up the bond between them and snap it into place similar to how the dragons bond works. (Chapter 120)

3) The literal next scene is Soo-won picking up a bow to try to do anything even though every other person is telling him he won’t reach. 

4) Unfortunately, while he can shoot, someone has to save her fall.

5) Hak literally discards his weapon and runs to save Lily without anyone actually saying anything. He just knew he had to protect her. (chapter 120)

I also that this is why people are conflicted about Soo-won, because he is supposed to help Yona. But someone is holding his string, and he can’t let himself go. 

I mean the author placed this in the very first chapter no one said anything

6) Darkness has fallen on the land. That is the first line of the prophecy. The second is about reuniting the dragons which is the next thing she did. Then the sword and shield will awaken. To me that looks like darkness, but who is it? Someone in the castle is evil, my guess is Kye-sook. We don’t know anything about him other than that he ordered the princess’s death and the king’s as well. He also was the one who got the information out from Min-soo. And ironically, he is the only other person besides the fire tribe leader who doesn’t know that Hak and Yona are actually alive. I would not be surprised if he finds out in the next few chapters.

7) That could be why he is telling her to be quiet, because he doesn’t want Kye-sook to know about Hak and Yona. Why? Unless, he is the true mastermind behind all this treachery. Or some one we haven’t been introduced to. 

Either way more and more people are discovering that Yona is alive and well. I mean Vold just told an entire army that she is helping Tao. It’s only a matter of time before the wrong person finds out. Maybe that’s when they will awaken.

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MalecWeek2017 Day 3:   Back to the Middle ages

Magnus Bane is a skilled immortal warrior with one mission only, safe his soulmate from the hands of the faeries, a tribe dominating the south of the Province Islands. After several failed attempts, he finally finds Lithia only to have her die in his arms. 

On the other side of the world Alec Lightwood was a shadowhunter, yes, was. He died on the field of Idris in the great war of 1215. Two months later he wakes in agonizing pain in his own chamber. His body is in tact but there seems to be one big problem: He has little memory of his life. What he remembers instead are the memories of someone else. 
When Raphael, the tribe leader of Dumort and his cousin, visits him, he finally figures out what happened. They both know Alec should have been dead. Raphael proposes a deal to the prince. He will help Alec become himself again and in return Alec will give up his right to the throne, making Raphael the new rightful heir. Alec has no intention on accepting this deal at first, but when he meets Magnus Bane during a rescue mission to safe his sister Isabelle, he’s not so sure anymore.
Why does he have these feelings for a man he doesn’t know and why does he know everything about this man without having met him? Everything he remembers is not his own. Afraid of losing himself to Lithia he accepts Raphaels terms. 
Together they track down Magnus Bane in an attempt to lift the true love’s curse, but when Alec is freed of Lithia memories, his feelings for the man in front of him don’t change. With his kingdom quickly falling into decay ruled by Raphael, he is hellbend on saving it. Magnus is out for his own revenge, realising Lithia was only killed so her spirit could resurrect the dying Alec. Both of them were merely pawn in a greater game for Meliorn and Raphael to rule their kingdoms with iron fists and control the 7 Seas. They are complete strangers but together they will fight, until the death if that is what it takes, to take down the newly crowned kings. 

Three times and one (Part II)

Being an ordinary human girl among a group of extraordinary people with peculiar abilities on an entirely different planet can be much of a challenge, more so that you have taken quite a liking into a certain God of Mischief, with whom you oddly seem to get along with very well. Sounds like trouble? Well, you kind of asked for it.

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Part I

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Ling qi chapter summary: 219

Xi was about to press the button and stop the machines from keeping Zhangxuan alive, but he was stopped by Siming just in time for him to do so. “Young master! I knew you would be in here! Great-grandmother has called both Ms. Qin and Mr. Yang into the ancestral hall! You should come over quickly! It’s because he trespassed the holy grounds and also the issue about getting you alcohol poisoning… Although Siyun is helping to say a few words, all the big tribe leaders are here and we can’t hold them back…”

They made their way over and the other members greets the head of the family. Jinghua and Shiyao are kneeling down in front of everyone, the two turned around as well and Jinghua gives Xi a wave and said “hey~”. Xi immediately pulls Jinghua up from the floor and asks the members of the family about what they’re doing, “What are you all doing with this many people here? You’re all just believing my words are some wind that just passed by your ears? (Chinese idiom for something they don’t pay attention to) He’s my spirit shadow! Apart from me, no one else in this family can do something to him!” A member replied back that they haven’t done anything to him, they’re only called over since the family has something to ask them. “What questions are you asking that requires them to kneel down?” Xi looks over to Shiyao and tells her to get up too, “You, get up!” Jinghua tries to calm Xi down, “I’m fine, take it slow, they would only scold me with a few sentences, I’ll just behave and listen. Just like back in school, the teacher didn’t hold back from scolding me, it doesn’t hurt or itch to me now. Great grandmother asks, “Yang Jinghua! You still don’t understand your mistakes?!” Then, another member joins, “I’ve said before that this spirit shadow came from a commoner place, so shameless. We need to deal with him using the house rules, otherwise, how would he remember..” Xi shouts at that old guy, “Yang Jinghua isn’t someone from the Duanmu family, what authorities do you have to punish him?” The guy responded, “Young master, now that’s something I don’t like to hear. Countries have laws and families have their rules.” “Which family rule? If I remember correctly, I’ve got rid of that old garbage long ago! Don’t think you’re still living in the past generation!” A girl tries to calm Xi down as well, “The head of family, please don’t take offence, That’s not what we mean..” Xi continues, “If you think that you don’t need to listen to the spoken words from I as the head of this family, then easy. Let’s be fair, those rules you guys will make and the requirements for the yangmingsi! I don’t have to listen to those either! Great grandma tells him, “Little Xi, everyone is doing this for your own good too. Your spirit shadow was playing around and forgetting his position, letting you drink spirits, nearly pushing behind the sacrifice. And since he also trespassed the forbidden areas of the mountain god..” Xi interrupts, “Who said he trespassed? Since they’re forbidden grounds, no one saw anything. No witnesses nor proof, if I said he didn’t then he didn’t. Another guy butts in, “Young master.. But so many people here saw you carry him down the mountain..” 

Jinghua get’s the shock of his life ahahah, “What? You, you carried me down? How could you do that? I’m a man! Oh god! In front of so many people- wait you didn’t princess carry me did you?!” Xi gets annoyed, “If you care so much then why don’t you mention how you carried me last time..” “That was an emergency situation, this time you, you could’ve waited a little! Wait until I’m awake and then-” Siyun coughs to remind them, and great-grandmother also says that’s enough. This old guy start’s talking again, “We won’t mention the mountain god sacrifice, just talk about consuming alcohol by accident this time, it actually led you to get alcohol poisoning and you needed to be hospitalized! As a spirit shadow that’s neglecting one’s duty!” Xi responds, “I was drunk from alcohol, what does that have to do with Yang Jinghua? First, the alcohol wasn’t brought in by him and second, he didn’t force me to drink it.” Jinghua nods on the side while pointing to Shiyao. Great grandmother talks to Xi again, “Little Xi.. Why are you talking so rudely now? Please think about your limits..” “This is all because of your guidance, great-grandmother.” And then great grandmother gets the shock of her life as well (Lol) The things you have taught me in the past, every one of them I remember deeply in my heart! The same mistakes, I won’t make them again! I’ll be straightforward and say it today, if there’s something you’re not happy with about me then come straight at me! There’s no need to do anything to the people around me!

First, I didn’t give any power or authorities to Yang Jinghua. Second, I never told him anything about this family! He doesn’t own anything, and doesn’t know anything! In this family, money, power, he won’t take any of it. He won’t be in the way of anyone here getting what you desire!

So, enough is enough, no one standing here is new anymore. Today I’ll leave my words here, from now onwards, if I see you guys giving him trouble again.. Then don’t blame me for turning against you later! Since, it’s you guys who need me, and I, don’t need anyone!”

Xi grabs Jinghua’s wrist, turns around and proceeds to leave. “What Duanmu did, makes Yang Jinghua feel an undescribable feeling. Not sure if he should be happy, or upset. He found that every time, after he thinks he understands Duanmu, he will be proven again that he doesn’t understand him at all. This person is too complicated.. He makes Jinghua, who is used to running away to hide everything.. Unable to face him”

“If we don’t face it in a serious way, then there’s no chance of being able to keep going..”