Alone in the back room of the shop, Agathine absorbed her soul energy, vacated her mind and congregated her forces, washed her brain out of scoria. In a few fleeting moments, the stress and disturbances of the morning drained away. Slowly, her muscles relaxed and a sense of calm purpose filled her, peace and strength rising within until her body almost hummed with contained power, sharpening her senses like razor blades ready to cut through the aether flux. There were formidable protections built right into the building she resided in, and she felt them now as a deeper resonance within her, almost like a second heartbeat. Those spells were old, complex and stronger than anything Agathine could manage a on short notice and they made a solid base for her to build on. She knew that it was important that she, Simon and even Ludwig were thoroughly protected.
Now she would need something to guard not only the people, but also her apartment, the shop and its contents. If she could av