Introduction

The Reflection War

Have you ever looked into a mirror?

Most of us have. Odd things, mirrors. On the surface, they appear to reflect the world around us exactly as it is. But even mirrors cannot produce perfect replicas. The faces staring back are distorted, reversed. They are copies of ourselves, yes - but they are not ourselves. They are reflections.

Wizards and sages have spent years studying mirrors and their properties. To me, this seemed like a waste of time. Mirrors, I thought, were merely playthings of the idle-minded, trinkets of the vain, nothing more than tools. There was no looking glass world beyond the reflection's edge.

Then, one day, I saw him.

At first, I thought I was dreaming. His grey skin, violet hair, lightening blue eyes were certainly not my own. But I was so sure I had seen him that night in the mirror. Still, I blamed the vision on lack of sleep, tried to pretend that nothing had happened. I closed my mind to the truth. I continued to deny the obvious - until it was too late.

The Reflections are real. The Looking Glass World is real. There is a world parallel to our own, and mirrors are the gateway.

But no, I did not believe.

Not until I was trapped there.

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Profile

A tale of two souls

Ricyus

Name: Ricyus

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Species: Draik

Color: Gold

Hair: Orange

Eyes: Bright Orange

Weight: 150lbs

Height: 5 feet, 10 inches

Magic: Light



Personality

Ricyus is brave at heart, although on the outside, he rarely shows it. He is quiet and hates to draw attention to himself. He prefers to be alone rather than with others, a trait he shares with Cerberix. He is very smart and logical, and it takes a lot to get him to lose his nerve. Unlike Cerberix, he is very much a stickler to the rules, and he hates getting in trouble or disappointing others. However, deep down, he has a darker, rebellious side. A part of him is attracted to the unknown, wanting to do something crazy for once. This he has in common with Cerberix.

Brief History

Early on in Ricyus's childhood, it became clear that he possessed a gift. He was a light magician, capable of producing the same kind of magic as light faeries. He was invited to study at the Faerie Academy of Magic in order to develop his powers more fully. After many years of training, he was preparing to become a magician on the king's court. However, fate had a different destiny in mind for him - one that would take him to another world - Flipside.

It started when Ricyus began to see a strange face in mirrors - a face that did not belong to him. Unknowingly, he was drawn into the evil sorcerer Xerberon's plot to conquer his world. Xerberon pulled Ricyus into Flipside, the world of reflections, where he learned that the fabled Looking Glass World was real - and the face he'd been seeing in the mirror was, in fact, his own Reflection, Cerberix.







Cerberix

Name: Cerberix

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Species: Draik

Color: Silver

Hair: Indigo

Eyes: Bright Blue

Weight: 150lbs

Height: 5 feet, 10 inches

Magic: Dark

Personality

Cerberix is very much the opposite of Ricyus in many aspects. He is bold, daring, and unafraid to speak his mind. He has an unhealthy love for breaking the rules, which often lands him into trouble with his superiors. He is crafty, wily, and reckless at times. He tends to act without thinking and often pays the price. He tries to act strong, but deep down, he is easily frightened. He's is known to do dangerous things simply simply to prove to himself that he can. Like Ricyus, he prefers to work alone.

Brief History

From a young age, Cerberix displayed an extraordinary talent for dark magic, the same kind of magic possessed by dark faeries. Unfortunately, magic of this sort is prohibited in Flipside, for it is believed to be evil. Cerberix, unwilling to abandon his gift, was forced to train in secret in the slums of Flipside. He became an outcast, forced to hide in the shadows and use his magic to steal in order to survive. This earned him a reputation as a skilled thief, and his services were often rewarded handsomely.

It was this trade that drew the attention of the Master. The Master needed a job doing. There existed a mirror - a single mirror in all of Flipside, the sole remaining portal to its twin world. Cerberix was hired to "retrieve" it. By the time he realized what it really was, the Master (who was revealed to be the sorcerer Xerberon) escaped to the other world, trapping Cerberix with his Reflection, Ricyus.

Now, as the border between the two worlds becomes shaky and unstable, the Ricyus and Cerberix must work together to put a stop to Xerberon's plan - or risk the annihilation of both worlds.

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World

Flipside, the World of Reflections

Introducing the twin worlds.

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Characters

Those Ricyus has met in his wanderings

Ricyus knows many people! Gasp.

Character 1

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Character 2

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Character 3

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Character 4

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Story

The Tale of Ricyus and his Reflection

This is a tale of two souls, born apart but connected, separate but joined, two but one. Together, they can achieve great things - but first they must learn to work as a team. Listen now to their story, the tale of Ricyus and Cerberix.

Chapter 1 - The Master

Cerberix
Fathomhill Manor, Flipside

You wanted to see me, sire? Cerberix stood, glaring across the desk at the eyrie seated beyond it. He didn't bother to hide the contempt from his voice. He was annoyed to be bothered at this time of day - he had places to be, matters of business to attend to. If his client was anyone other than the Master of Fathomhill Manor, he would have declined.

But as it was, the Master was not someone to be trifled with. Everyone in Flipside knew that. Despite his annoyance, Cerberix was intrigued. What would such a high-standing individual want with his talents?

The eyrie folded his fingers and peered back with deep, penetrating eyes. Cerberix shivered - being the presence of the Master was unnerving. He tried to read some emotion within those eyes, but the Master's face betrayed nothing.

Finally, the Master spoke. I've heard of you, he said. They say you're good at what you do. They say you're the best.

Cerberix didn't smile. He wouldn't give in to flattery - that would show signs of weakness. Instead, he folded his arms. What do you want?

Your assistance. The eyrie's eyes narrowed. I need a job done.

A job? Cerberix studied him carefully. What is it?

Something that I need, said the Master simply. Something that has been kept from me. I only recently learned of its existence, for I thought it had been destroyed long ago.

And...where is it kept?

The Archives.

Cerberix drew in a breath. The Archives? But there's dozens of guards - probably hundreds of security enchantments. No one gets in and out of there without being caught.

Oh, but you're the best. The Master drew himself up to full height and looked eye to eye with Cerberix. You'll find a way. And I can assure you, your compensation for the job will be more than sufficient. To demonstrate his point, he withdrew a bag of gold from his pocket and tossed it on the desk, spilling its contents across its smooth wood surface.

As Cerberix glanced between the Master and the gold, the eyrie finally smiled. So, what do you think? Will you help?

Cerberix firmed his jaw grimly. Reaching out a hand, he plucked a gold piece from the desk, flipped it in his hand, and pocketed it.

Yes, he said. I'll do it.

Chapter 2 - A Tale of Two Wizards

Ricyus
Lecture Hall, The Faerie Academy of Magic

In this chapter, Ricyus is in class, listening to a lecture about the rise of a dark sorcerer called Xerberon. Many years ago, Xerberon appeared out of nowhere and began wreaking havoc upon the world. His motives and history were entirely unknown. He was eventually defeated by a wizard named Valin. Valin was a celebrated magician and scholar. In defeating Xerberon, Valin vanished and is now presumed dead. Ricyus ponders this mystery and wondered what really happened to the pair.

Chapter 3 - The Mirror

Cerberix
The Archives, Flipside

In this chapter, Cerberix breaks into the Archives to steal what the Master asked him to. He finds a box labeled "Mirror", but he has no idea what this word means, and he does not open the package. After managing the escape the Archives, however, curiosity gets the better of him, and he opens it and finds the mirror inside. He looks into it to find his own face staring back at him - but even as he watches, the face morphs into that of a gold draik.

Chapter 4 - The Reflection

Ricyus
Dormitory, The Faerie Academy of Magic

In this chapter, Ricyus is reading in bed, studying when he happens to look over at the mirror on the wall across from him. At first he sees his own reflection, but suddenly, he sees the face of a grey-colored draik instead of his own. He gasps - and oddly enough, the face doesn't mimic his own movements. He grabs his roommate and tells him to look, but by the time anyone arrives, the other face has vanished. Ricyus thinks he's going crazy.

I'm still working on the order of the next part of the story and dividing it into chapters. Basically, what happens is this:

Cerberix returns to the Master and presents the mirror to him. The Master (who it turns out is actually Xerberon, the dark sorceror Ricyus read about earlier) tells Cerberix to look into the mirror. At the same time, Ricyus is walking along an alleyway when he sees Cerberix's reflection in a puddle. At the moment Ricyus's face appears in the mirror, Xerberon knocks Cerberix away, and breaks the mirror, causing him and Ricyus to switch places. Thus, Ricyus is trapped in Flipside along with Cerberix.

As it turns out, Xerberon intends to terrorize Ricyus's world in an attempt to improve the lives of those in Flipside - he believe that whatever happens in one world, the opposite happens in the other, like a reflection. Because his Reflection the wizard Valin, is trapped in Flipside (he trapped himself here along with Xerberon to keep Xerberon from returning, as well as destroyed most of the mirrors, which are the only portals between the two worlds), Xerberon needed another way to return to Neopia, so he used Cerberix and Ricyus.

But now, with all the Reflections getting mixed up, the border between the two worlds is growing thinner and thinner until they are in danger of merging - at which point chaos would ensue. Despite their misgivings, Ricyus and Cerberix are going to need to work together to bring Xerberon's plan to an end. Along the way, they will receive help from Valin - and be hindered by the efforts of Xerberon's minions.

More to come!

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Pictures of Ricyus

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Adoptables

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Adoptables

Reflections of your own

Interested in Ricyus's draik adoptables, are you? Neomail Silver! These are currently custom-only.

Requests: Open to guildies and friends only!
Trades: Open!

Now remember: No entering these in any contests, don't remove my name or claim credit, don't use these offsite, and don't take a custom that does not belong to you! Thanks. :)

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Nadok

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Cerberix


Grey


Zruo


Elimira


Tazyah


Vauldr


Siriusli


Vyrol


Valca


Cisme


Xaofi


Zaikyochi


Arnku

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I wish you safe travels

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