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Ixis Naugus ([personal profile] ixis) wrote in [community profile] nexus_crossings2017-06-03 11:52 am

Return of the Mage

The stone tower has remained in its distant reaches of the Nexus, a constant looming landmark at the border of the Wilds. But its owner and inhabitant has been silent and missing for so long now, hasn't he? The only reassurance that he's not dead is the family that has made their home on the outskirts of the tower, tending to the chao and rebuilding their own life after fleeing Azeroth's Westfall. Only they have been graced with rare glimpses of the Mobian mage, who otherwise has locked himself inside, working obsessively on...something.

So the sudden pillar of smoke that rises from the landmark might be cause for notice, if not alarm. It swirls and grows, soon gathering itself into a singular column of dense smog and streaking towards the central plaza. And there in the middle does it descend, pulling its billowing shape into something more solid. The gruesome form it ends up taking is none other than the long-absent Ixis Naugus, jeweled staff in hand, cape pulled around his shoulders with his claw.

He casts a surveying look around, taking in the usual views and the present people. After doing so, his face splits into a toothy grin and he poses his question:

"Well? What have I missed?"
mynameisnotbrad: (hey gurl :D :D :D)

[personal profile] mynameisnotbrad 2017-06-03 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
“That depends on how long you’ve been gone.”

It’s hard for Josh to not notice the smoke billowing into the Nexus, along with the sudden change that’s quickly overcoming the population of the Nexus. People in the area whisper to themselves, many of them start to leave, not wanting to stay within a few feet of the Ixian mage. Instead of being scared away, he’s intrigued by Ixis, more than happy to strike up a conversation.

“I guess recapping recent events isn’t too difficult. Let’s see...Covfefe became the newest buzz word. Rompers are suddenly a fashion trend…don’t know how I feel about that just yet.” His tone of voice is too happy, and paired with his wardrobe choice consisting of a pink polo / tan capris, one has to wonder if this guy isn’t secretly a woman in disguise. “Oh! Probably the most exciting bit of news is that the Nexus got completely invaded a few weeks ago.”

He sighs and smiles. “That incident got resolved way too quickly, alas."
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[personal profile] mynameisnotbrad 2017-06-03 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't give him any ideas Ixis, he's already the type of guy that goes to Sunday brunches and spends his free time growing flowers. To be fair, 'Josh' has to resist staring at any of Ixis's unique features, like his lobster claw and large bat ears.

"That can be argued. You ever seen a teenager wearing a one-piece jumper adorned with a large pineapple? It's terrifying." For such a sad event, he's over-joyed to be discussing it. "Benedict Cumberbatch, although he was calling himself Khan, came into the Nexus and disabled the anti-violence field. Brought in a whole army of androids and was looking for Jim Kirk."

He shakes his head. "I heard a group of 'heroes' took him down though. Sad, really. That man's beautiful blue eyes were taken from this world too soon."
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[personal profile] mynameisnotbrad 2017-06-04 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
"Got me. I didn't bother to ask, and to be fair, I had my own personal business to attend to." He just shrugs his shoulders. "It's the name of an actor where I'm from, so..." He's already glancing down at Ixis's tail with a smirk on his face. "I'll take you up on that offer if I can sell it for re-tail price? Ha! I'm just kidding with you."

The second comment gets a curious stare from Josh. "I'm guessing this is a common occurrence? Maybe the hamsters aren't getting paid enough to run on the wheels powering the shield thingy? I have no clue, but I'm okay with it going out every so often."

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chiron_survivor: (oh no)

[personal profile] chiron_survivor 2017-06-04 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
Adia has not yet had the pleasure of meeting Naugus, but she has been to his tower (for a pokemon playdate, of all things), so it is with extreme nervousness that she watches the plume of smog heading towards the Plaza. It only alleviates slightly when it coalesces into a... man? He has a tail...

And speaking of pokemon, there are three of them in her company. The dog-like one wags her tail and sniffs the air, curious about the newcomer, while the dinosaur-like one at her feet barely lifts her head. The bird on her shoulder (who is a little too big to be perched there) glares at him like it's his job.

"Um... there was an invasion. The anti-violence field fell." She unconsciously glances in the direction of the Underbelly, the skyline of which is still a complete mess. "They were stopped, though, and the anti-violence field is working again, so things are getting back to normal... for the Nexus, anyway."
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[personal profile] chiron_survivor 2017-06-04 01:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, no, they aren't familiars. Or mine, actually... their owner was hurt during the invasion." Very badly, if her expression is any indication. "I'm taking care of them until he returns."

The rufflet does not ease up on his creepy bird stare. Flattery will get you nowhere, buddy. Adia sighs and reaches up to settle his feathers. "Sorry, Bucky's wary of strangers. Sarah and Ethel are friendly, though." Sarah wags her tail again as if to demonstrate.

"Robots?" That's news to Adia. It makes her fidget anxiously with the ends of her scarf. "I thought Khan's soldiers were only genetically enhanced..." She frowns and shakes her head. "No, unfortunately... Blaze thinks that Khan's powers were causing some sort of warping of the laws of physics... maybe that's what did it."

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heirtothearcane: (Not entirely certain)

[personal profile] heirtothearcane 2017-06-04 10:40 am (UTC)(link)
"Naugus!" The sudden appearance of the mage catches Viatorus by surprise. Other than a brief glimpse of him at his own tower, the scholar hasn't seen him in what feels like an age. Is that because he's been hiding away doing his research, or because Naugus has been hiding away doing research? It's hard to tell.

"I... You've missed quite a lot." Thinking on it, Viatorus isn't sure where to begin, or what to mention and what to leave out. Instead of answering, he looks at Naugus, worried despite the certainty that Naugus won't appreciate it. "Have you been all right? You... You didn't stay away because of anything we talked about, did you?"
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[personal profile] heirtothearcane 2017-06-06 01:02 pm (UTC)(link)
The intoxication of a breakthrough in an academic's studies is a phenomenon Viatorus knows all too well. The majority of his family will lock themselves away and come up for air only briefly, babbling nonsense that only they can understand. However, Viatorus is suspicious of the handshake, which is why he's nervous in slowly accepting it, hoping it will be light and gentle.

"I'm glad to hear it." Suspicious, but glad. "You must be happy to have Harrowheart's family around to take care of everything for you. It's always a relief to be able to focus on research."

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smartass_captain: (Done with this shit)

[personal profile] smartass_captain 2017-06-05 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Of. Fucking. Course.

Leave it to the resident supposed 'master of all things magical and blah blah king wizard bignuts' to only show up after the blood has been spilt and dead buried for this fiasco. Captain Kirk rolls his eyes at the showy display the wizard makes of his return, though when he does speak up it's with remarkably more reservation than he usually has toward the other.

Look, it's been weird ever since they swapped bodies, and maybe the Caelus mage is having some sort of proper influence on Jim and his respect for the arcane masters.

"Quite a bit, but nothing near where you're staying, so I'm not surprised you've not heard already." A pause, ebfore he ventures forth with a query of his own. "Is Harrow doing alright lately...?" He hasn't seen his friend since everything went down in the underbelly.
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[personal profile] smartass_captain 2017-06-06 11:54 am (UTC)(link)
"If I remember correctly, the only reason you live here is because an arch nemesis of yours banished you here and you've been unable to return."

Both of the captain's eyebrows are raised now, but he's not arguing that everything that happened in the Underbelly is ultimately his own fault. James Kirk knows very well he was the one who argued for Khan to be put back under with the rest of his crew instead of executed. All of the bloodshed spilled here is because of that decision.

"He was very much an enemy of mine, seeking revenge for imagined slights. I stopped him from committing mass genocide of My Earth and presenting a danger to all Federation species."

Jim T. Kirk not taking any of Naugus' bait? The mage supreme must have missed more than he knows. Jim is being downright civil here! Is this still the Jim Kirk Naugus once resided in? It is Bizarro Jim? Naug may never know.

"Good. That's...I'm glad to hear it." He smiles just slightly at hearing Harrowheart is well. The resident undead of the Nexus (Harrow and Jesse both) are some of Jim's oldest friends since coming here. He cares deeply for them.

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[personal profile] longclawed 2017-06-05 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Just whom he wasn't expecting to see after he made his return to the Nexus, Jon lifts his head up as he holds the reins of his horse in order to keep it from running in horror at the sight of Naugus. The war horse gives a hard yank on the reins and neighs in displeasure at being kept there. And the black horse follows it up with a loud snort.

Jon just looks at the display and he rolls his eyes. "Seems like we've both missed what happened. But from the looks of things, there appears that there was quite the fight." Between what Lord Snow doesn't quite know.

"I take it you wanted to be here to help defend the Nexus."
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[personal profile] longclawed 2017-06-06 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
Ghost is hunting out in the wilds without any supervision from Jon, as if the dire wolf has done so before countless times back home. And who is Jon to deny the wolf the right to hunt. But the horse's nostrils flare, ears flatten back, and yank on the reins again.

"He'll be fine, Naugus. He just never saw anything like you before, and well he is a horse. They get spooked by someone who farted real loud, or if he saw his own shadow." Jon tries to keep the horse calm, but after another tug on the reins and he simply lets it go and the horse goes running off with some of Jon's gear.

At least it is summer here, or it feels like summer. "The anti-violence field failed? That must have been some impressive magic that would have caused that to happen. I've been a bit busy back home. But I'm here for now, but I'm not exactly sure how I can help." He tries to smile, as he looks up and he takes a good look around him to take in the plaza.

"I'm not a wizard."

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[personal profile] conjuredskies 2017-06-15 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, the usual. Invasions, theatrics, clever schemes run amok." Of course Felix followed the smoke trail to its end, but he's affecting a casual lean against the nearest sofa. Just happened to be wandering away from his post, don't you know. The Imperial looks as though he hasn't been quite getting the sleep he needs, but his smile is as quick as ever. He bows slightly. "Welcome back."
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"No doubt. I've had some fun with them myself - remind me to tell you about our new sheriff - but things will be much more interesting with your return."

Felix glances around casually when Naugus brings up their daedric encounter. People here don't know enough to care, of course, but he's less inclined to advertise his work than the master sorcerer.

"It would be a pleasure to discuss them with you, of course. I'm curious as to which caught your interest, and your perspective on them." He never gets to talk conjuration shop with other people these days, and Naugus - besides being vastly more experienced a mage - has already proven he has an affinity for one Prince. "I've been busy myself, indeed. Between my brother demanding I study war magic and events here..." A light shrug, but something in his smile sharpens for a moment. "I've had some incentive to see what happens if I stretch my capabilities."

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