@myrmidon_: Her eyes darted sideways to Vaughn for a moment, the most minute of gazes before she stepped forward and answered. Her hands were still casually slung in her pockets, body language that intentionally masked her discomfort at the entirety of the situation, one which she herself was only just easing into.
Cat had been schooled in the Arcani arts from the time she could walk, her mother being a dedicated Strigidae intent on bringing her daughter into the fold. Catriona had exceeded any and all expectations, rising through the ranks with nearly unprecedented speed and soaking in the Arts in a way that was apparent only once or so in every generation. "I've mastered Absolutio, have borderline mastery of Khaba and am above adept in both Kheunaten and Kaankh." Her studies had been very devoted to a specific skillset and it was something that she had not talked about much within the bounds of the Strigidae. She took pride in her achievements, but the only time they were flaunted was while she was in succession combat.
@vaughn_jackson: Just read it. Anticlimactic to say the least