“I always seem to get myself in these situations...” Ren thought to herself, the familiar sound of the Intruder Alarm sent shivers down her spine. She could feel the adrenaline pumping around her body, making her whole body rigid, her heart pounding against her chest; she could hear the shouting of the guards as they made their way towards her. She surveyed the area, trying to find a way out; the guards were inclosing her from both sides. “Trapped” she thought, “Just what I need.” “You are surrounded,” one of the guards stated, “Give yourself up!” Ren glared at him. “Erm...” she paused, “I don’t think so!” “You have no choice!” he retorted “It would be in your best interest, to come with me.”
“I decide what is in my best interest!” Ren growled; her eyes scanning her surroundings to see if she could escape, no matter what she was not going to follow them back again. Just the thought of following them back again made her blood turn cold. She turned away from the guard and took a deep breath. She was NOT going back there...no matter what she had to do.
“Come with us!” the other guard said harshly, “This is your final warning” She swivelled around...” What! “, she yelled, “Are you warning me!” The guard stared blankly at her; he had no idea who he was dealing with! “You’re new aren’t you?” she enquired, “What’s it to you?!” the guard retorted angrily “Well, you don’t really understand how things work around here, do you?” she began “Where do you come from, I haven’t seen you in Brimlad before?” she enquired The guard looked at her. He had been warned about this before; not to reveal anything, one thing and that was it, she could get him to do anything she wanted, he would be an open book for her to just manipulate and rewrite, this made her the most dangerous of all the criminals in Brimlad. He looked directly at her, and could see her grinning intently at him... “You speak so highly of me” she said excitedly “and for that, I am sorry about this...really I am!” She looked directly at him and began to speak rapidly to him, he knew what was coming and yet he couldn’t stop listening, no matter how he tried to fight, he couldn’t look away he kept listening and listening, she sounded like an angel...as if she could fix the world with just her voice. He was mesmerised...and then suddenly It stopped. His eyes were burning, and his whole body felt overcome with fatigue, he yawned, looking around he noticed the other guard staring at him, nursing a bloody nose. “What the hell happened” he yawned “Nusuma...That is what happened!” the guard grumbled “What...What’s that” he asked confused “What happened to you, you imbecile!” he said angrily He went on to explain that Nusuma was a talent certain members of Brimlad were taught when they were younger. “What the hell does it do?” He asked, still confused
Nusuma was a strange a mysterious talent that only certain Blue Mages were blessed with the ability and even fewer that were taught how to use it. It gave the user the ability to not only control the body, but also control the mind. To a Blue Mage confident in Nusuma the mind is like a ball of Clay, malleable and interchangeable to suit the purpose of the Mage... “You never realise it happens until it is too late” the guard sighed, “Come on, James” he said addressing the still bewildered guard, “There is no point standing around here, she’s probably long gone!”
The guard and James slowly rose to their feet. “Bior Heachd” James chanted; water rose from the ground and took the shape of a hand as it washed the blood from his face. He looked around and just for a moment he thought he saw a glint coming from the shadows...