Chapter 2: Maximus the Exiled Genius!
I, Maximus-sama wont go to Terra Magus, that were the words of Maximus Van Halum, the man exiled before Aestus, and the primary host of the Sponsio Ex Custodis, The Knight wasnt going to get that as an answer, if he had any hopes to return to his homeland and clean the stain in his family, created by his father mistaken thirst for power, a sin that brought the Young Phoenix Knight into this situation, being exiled for a crime they feared he had the potential to commit. He decided it, he would bring Maximus with him, even if he had to use force, but as he was taught with his mentor, the Tarasque Knight Celatus, he would first try to reason with the target.
I'm not here to take you to Terra Magus, I'm here to study the causes and reasons you got the Sponsio Ex Custodis, and if you are worthy to have it or you used Black Magic* to get it. Lied Aestus trying to calm down the Guitar wielding Magus, and as an extra he descended from the building, showing that he wanted a conversation, and left the tactic advantage of holding the higher ground, and dispelled the flame wings, all to lure Maximus, since he was also casting in silence, all around the buildings surrounding them the magical circle for his Pleias with some small flames that leaved almost undetectable traces.
* The Magus are extremely open in terms of magic, except when it comes to Necromancy (that also includes creating artificial life or altering the natural course of it), Stealing Divine Power and Time manipulation, this type of powers are Taboo in the Magus Society.
Chapter 2: How did Batsu joined the Company
Some days after helping in Ultimus Portus a strange letter reached Batsu's door step, for some reason he didnt think of it as something weird, even if his house was in the middle of nowhere, since he fought with Newdeath in New York nothing seemed strange anymore, but even before he would have been more intrigued that shocked, and so he travelled south, towards India, were the letter asked him to go, he fought along the way since a lot of cities and towns were in ruins and the lawless enviroment gave birth to thousands of bandits, that hunted the weak to survive. This was a short trip, but full of stops, slavers in Pakistan, bandits in Tibet, Chinese army memebers that formed small incursion groups, it was a messy journey, and Batsu used his new found powers a lot, cutting tanks with blades of wind, taking weapons from them and only using them for one blow, since his strenght was even greater this time, but even with this grim perspective, Batsu was optimistic about this travel, he felt like if he was going in the right direction this time.
He finally reached the dock he was supposed to go, a boat was waiting for him, but it was surrounded by desesperate people, all of them wanted to leave the continent and go towards Australia, since the rumours said that it was safe there, Batsu was shocked to see so many people there, and decided to do something about it, first he passed throught and reached the guards, and showing the letter to pass. But he didnt walked towards the ship, he shouted to the people I can provide you of safe passage! I only ask you to thrust me! the mob was in silence, and the only voice heared was the one of the guard, that said to Batsu "We dont have enough space in the ship, even if we dumped the cargo we couldnt even fit a quarter of this people in", but the Tenkaidan Tiger replied, Dont worry I will take care of that, and as he climbed on board, he sitted down in the top of the main bridge, and started to focus, and in that meditation-like posse, he started to imagine a shape, a giant raft made of solid wind energy, he only needed to mantain it until Australia.
With utmost effort he reached the coast of Australia, his effort was at least thanked by the people he saved, but now he only wanted to sleep, when he woke up the rest was just burocracy, he joined the group and discovered that some people he knew from before were working on it. But that will remain in the past, at least that were Batsu's thought as he entered the base after helping the farmlands, after a peaceful morning he hoped for a equal afternoon, but in The Company there is always work, and Batsu was about to get an asignment, the only questions were, where and why?