|Layra Norrigan|Layra watched from her side of a large round table as her advisers bickered amongst themselves. They had recently discovered a new ruin near one of the tribes to the south and were currently discussing (read: Arguing) on what to do about it, as it could lead to a new, greater discovery. Layra honestly could care less, as this wouldn't really have an effect on her and she doubted it could affect her people. She watched on for a few more minutes before growing annoyed and shouting "ENOUGH! You have all been yelling and arguing about this for the past 2 hours! I've had enough! Just send a small scouting party to it! If it proves to show anything of promise send a small contingent of Berserkers and Mages inside to acquire whatever they can find! Now, onto real business. Someone send a message to the Odyrae nation by Borla rider telling them that i'd like to discuss a magic studies trade treaty with them. They know more about magic then we do and we need to understand what we're getting into by having a few of us study magic without proper knowledge. Do the same with our neighbors the Celestial Dominion, they should be able to help as well. Ma-errr, Dad, i want you to head over to the Emperica Empire to try and see if they have any resources we could set up a trade treaty with, maybe help them by offering our services by enlisting some of our forces to guard their naval ships so that they don't get eaten by those blaster Lochenesses of theirs. Now, if you'll excuse me, i have a lesson with my magical teacher, as i'm currently interested in the arts of Enchanting and Summoning like my mother was able to do. Dismissed!" She finished with a large wave of her hand and her advisors left the chambers. She took a few minutes to think about her current situation while heading to her magic lesson. After winning the war and becoming leader of her kin they insisted that she move into the large castle like structure in the middle of Margin, which had been the previous leaders, she thought the name with disgust and venom, had funneled most of her peoples funds into building and maintaining it, something she had to rectify immediately after coming to power. Next, most of her forces were in the capital spending time with their family and celebrating until a time they are called on, as she had small contingents roam her lands to report anything suspicious or malicious. She had also gained an interest in the other lands on the world they call Narif as she had learned about them from her father. Finally, she took on magical lessons so she could learn more about magic to understand it and become more like her mother. She had managed to find a dragonkin elder that knew much about magic and had convinced him to teach her. She was thrust out of her thoughts as she walked into her magical advisors office, which also happened to be her magical teacher, and studied it. It was a semi-large room with a large desk in the middle to the back that was littered with things he called 'magical items and artifacts' that he had either found or created. All around them were large bookcases that reached to the ceiling that were filled with books on magic, spells, enchantments, runes, glyphs, summoning, and everything else related to the subject to the point that there were small towers of books littering the floors as their wasn't enough room on said bookshelves. She quickly grabbed the chair opposite to his desk and studied the man sitting in the chair behind it. He was fairly tall, maybe about 6'5, and had grey hair and a wrinkled face, on his head to large draconic horns and a draconic tail behind him were seen, showing he had the highest in-tunement to his dragon side among their kin, higher than her even, though he had said that she would get more in tuned with it in time. The man was wearing large red robes that dragged on the ground slightly that had dark markings all across it that had a small glow, each one glowing a different color, that he had said were multiple runes, glyphs, and enchantments that he had put on it. "Ahhhh, nice to see you have shown up, lets begin, shall we? Now, magic, like the air around us, is everywhere, you can't feel or see it, but it is there. When using magic you utilize it's energy to cast spells, summon creatures from something we call 'Otherrealms', and install enchantments onto objects. Summoning works by sacrificing a catalyst, whether it be a sentient creature, an animal, or an object, just know that the more powerful the summon, the stronger the creature, person, or object, which we will classify as 'Catalysts' for now, must be. For enchanting it's much like using the magical energy all around us as ink. You must first obtain a, what we like to call, 'Enchanting Pen', which takes in the magical energy around it constantly and uses it to create your Enchantment. You must have adequate knowledge on magical 'words' or 'pictures', much like those of the Tenshi race use for their language. However, do not think about using the Tenchi races caricatures for your enchanting purposes, as theirs a much too advanced for us to understand or use and it can lead to dire consequences. Now, enough talking about it, lets start practicing." He finished by taking out a large sheet of paper and an enchantment pen and would proceed to guide her through the steps of enchanting something for a period of time until she had to leave to get the treaty reports from the Odyrae Nation, The Emperica Empire, and the Celestial Dominion, which shouldn't take very long, as Borla can travel up to speeds of 300 mph or more if they wanted to. She sighed in relief, the benefits of having tameable creatures that can travel in the sky at high speeds really helped speed things along, she snorted in amusement at her pun before returning to her lesson.