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Mikhael

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PostSubject: The beginning   Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:26 pm

It is a relatively cool morning in Arayel, the captial of the Aryen Nation. Which for this nation consists of temperatures that are about 55 degrees.

You have all arrived in the Concord Temple of Arayel, and have been escorted, or asked to wait, in the large room to the side of the lobby labeled atrium. This room is fairly well furnished with the dark green tapestries of Concord's insignia. Also arranged in an open rectangle are several comfy couches and chairs that surround a low lying, elongated table. Upon the table lies a plate of flatbreads that resemble square cookies. The walls appear to be made out of the same stone that the outer parts of the temple are composed of, a rather light grey version of concrete but smooth to the touch. The floors, where not covered with green rugs, have a black and white tile pattern.

In the corner of a room sits a creature that looks particularly like a anthropomorphic toad. He squats about 2 feet high on his hind legs with his forearms dangling by his sides. On his face glasses that could be more accurately described as telescopes make his eyes appear as though they are dilated several inches. Emanating from him are the slow wheezing sounds as though someone was breathing very heavily through a paper bag.

Also appearing in the room are 3 human males, one elven male, and 2 females. One by one these new visitors arrived, some alone some by guides that excused themselves immediately after showing them in.

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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:16 pm

Taking a seat upon one of the chairs, his silver eyes flickering to each of those present, the elf asks,

"Are you perhaps Lieutenant Brical? Or do we await another?"

He wears simple leather armor over silk clothing of fancy design, all in shades of grey and black. His pack sits beside him and a sword is belted to his waist. His hands rest upon the table and after asking his question he seems content to wait for as long as might be needed. His eyes still flicker over everyone in the room.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:04 pm

Escorted in by one of the Keep's staff, Matt nods distractedly to his guide while looking about the room. His eyes linger on the females, take in the pointy ears of the elf with confusion, then settle on the frog-man. After several moments Matt turns to find a seat, shaking his head and muttering to himself. Upon sitting he pinches himself and then looks around, apparently dismayed that the room remained the same, "Crappit."

Matt looks slightly startled by the elf's question, and responds slowly, "Ummm, no, afraid not. I'm Matt Bonner," he pauses for a moment, trying to decide if regular social graces were in order.

"And you are?"

Matt is obviously young, but fairly broad about the shoulders and decently built. He sits uneasily though, shifting slightly and looking about the room constantly. He is dressed in simple clothing, jeans and a t-shirt covered by a light weight jacket. Slung over one shoulder is a matte black bag, about the size of a large binder.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:47 am

Merrill walks in with her guide, bows as he exits, and takes a seat at one of the couches by herself and surveys the room. Her clothing is comfortable, but still allows for quick movement. Her brown hair would normally be shoulder length, but is tied back into a bun. The only thing that really stands out about her is the irises of her eyes are white.

She leans out, grabs a piece of flatbread, and leans back enjoying the food.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:22 am

Before Renault enters the room the sound of conversation echoes before him in the corridors. Listeners in are treated to a bit of small talk, weather, current events and the such. When Renault and his guide reach the room the conversation is brought to its end.

"And here is where you will wait for the Lieutenant Brical," says a young woman, gesturing to the room.

"Ah many thanks miss, I bid you good day," replies the man.

Standing in almost an arrogant fashion the man sits himself on one of the benches. He wears a top hat and wears a black cloak that covers the rest of his form. His face is thin and dominated by his well groomed side whiskers and is punctuated by his brooding eyes. One might mistake him for a stage magician, if it weren't for the glint of steel and gun revealed beneath his cloak as he sits down.

He mutters something beneath his breath, "Hhhmph, I never expected such droll simpletons to be employed here," before Renault leans back against the couch and shuts his eyes, hardly taking a look at any of those gathered here.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:21 pm

Without much notice a young man about his twentys stumbles into the room. He is a scraggly looking chap with very worn traveling clothes, an over used pack, long unkept hair on both his head and face, and a very ragged cloak all trying to hide these features. Also a great smell eminates from him, nothing horible mind you, just the distinct scent of earth and greenery. When you see him he is focusing very intently on a scrap of paper, scratching his head and muttering something to himself.

"Take the second right after the receptionist, up another flight of stairs, then straight through... Arg! It's been to long since I've been in such a big building. Why do they have to make them so complicated?"

Just then takes a cautionary glance at his surroundings, thinks for a bit, and then bam you see his face lit up as if he had just made some great accomplishment. "Ha! Looks like I got here just in time."

The well traveled gent then occupies a corner to himself, trying to collect himself before buisness begins.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:56 pm

As each subsequent person walks in to the room, Merril turns and smiles to greet each person. She keeps looking around the room as if trying to look for something that isn't there and it appears the strain of the silence is almost painful to her. She breaks the silence with begining her sentence in almost a shout.

"SO! What brings you guys here?"
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:38 pm

The sound of friendly chatter drifts through the door followed shorly by an attractive woman in her early twenties on the arm of a guide. She releases him and bows with a smile, thanking him before turning to view the room. The man hesitates and watches her for a bit before hurrying away. She turns slowly, taking in the contents of the place, her simple gray clothing making no sound as she moves. She carries a small pouch at her waist, but nothing else.

The other woman's outburst causes her to turn abruptly, but Calliope says nothing in response. She isn't really sure why she had been called to this specific meeting, and she is curious if the others know. She shrugs pulls her long dark braid to the front of her shoulder to keep from sitting on it as she takes a seat.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:24 pm

The elf settles his gaze upon each who speak, his eyes widening a bit at the girl's outburst. His gaze lingers on the man with the top hat and the lost looking young man, after having followed the silent girl's steps.

He turns to the white-eyed girl after a few minutes, "We are here for the same purpose you are, to wait."
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:43 pm

"Hmm...how depressingly vague." She replies. She looks back and forth at everyone again then reaches for another cookie. She takes a bite and continues her thought.

"How about the rest of you?"
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:49 am

The mustached man continues to rest, replying without even opening an eye.

"I do believe I can answer for most everyone here when I say that we are waiting for the Lieutenant. The only doubt in that statement is the frog, which, judging by his demeanor is either the Lieutenant, or a clever ruse. I'll let you decide." A smirk covers Renault's face as he makes his deduction.


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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:37 am

"Again with the waiting."

She lets out a sigh and leans far back into the couch again and stares at the ceiling deciding that she's probabally going to have to wait too for something to happen.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:15 am

Calliope chuckles, "If the wiating bothers you so, then you should fill the empty time with something. Introductions could do no harm, yes?" She stands and turns, pausing to look at each occupant of the room, "My name is Calliope. I have some minor control over the passage of time, though more strongly with respect to myself than anyone else." She turns to the other woman. "If you wish I could attempt to speed things up for you, though I'm still learning to master that ability."
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:53 am

Renault sits up, and looks at the assembled group before introducing himself.

"I am Renault, and if we are on the subject of our specialties, I deal with magical barriers and fields. And I don't want any of my time sped up, thank you, because waiting is quite necessary. It builds tension and apprehension."
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:01 pm

"Ah! Yes! I'm still learning a lot of these customs. My apologies." Merril sits up, straightens her clothing, and very dileberately folds her hands while placing them on the table. "My name is Merrilyn Courville of the House bearing the same surname. I am very pleased to meet each of you." She stands, bows, and returns to her previous position.

"My residence is from what I believed is called the 'Immortal World' here. I have come here to learn and perform research on behalf of my elders. I hope we can have a positive and beneficial relationship!" She beams with a grin that shows her enjoyment of the situation.

"Does anyone else wish to join in our fun?"
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:14 pm

Calliope smiles at Renault, "I could slow time down for you. That is a bit easier than the other. How much tension would you like to build...or herhaps, how long would you like to be waiting for the rest of us to catch up to you?" She chuckles again. "Anyone else have a name?"
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:16 pm

"Uh, hi. Matt Bonner, from Earth. Assuming you folks refer to it the same way we do. I was brought along as a technical consultant to whatever we're doing." Matt smiles nervously at the assembled. Affecting time? Controlling magical fields? If this was reality it was certainly a different one.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:44 am

"Earth? I've never heard of it, but then again, I'm sure there are a lot of places out there I've never heard of."

Merril smiles back at Matt and notices his nervousness. She tries to break the tension with a peace offering.

"Cookie?"
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:23 am

Matt takes the proffered pastry with a slight smile, "Thank you. You might know my home as Terra or Gaia or the dozens of other names it's had. But then, I wouldn't be surprised at all if you didn't. I have no idea were any of you would be from, or indeed were we are."

Matt returns to his seat, contemplating the situation. Perhaps this was one of the Final Fantasy series, one of the earlier ones he never got around to playing? The frog guy would fit in there, as well as the oddly naive little girl figure. He was insufficiently feminine to be the main hero, so perhaps there was another yet to be introduced. Which menat he was the younger male role, which meant inevitable hero worship and embarrassing attempts at a relationship with the females. Dammit. Why couldn't this have been a fps.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:06 pm

"Why, we're in the city of Arayel, which is the capital of the Aryen Nation. How did you get to a place that you don't even know the name of?" She pauses for a moment and considers Matt's position, her finger moving back and forth as if connecting dots in her mind. She raises the finger and begins to present a thought, but stops before she speaks. Then it's back to the finger, this time squinting in the finger in deep thought. Eventually a thought comes to mind.

"All I can think of is that you came through one of these portals floating around and didn't know where it lead. But then how did you get a mission for a place that you've never heard of for a nation you have no idea about..." She trails off and continues to ponder the quandry.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:41 pm

The elf watches as each introduce themselves, his eyes resting upon the lost young man, until it becomes obvious he is not about to speak. Then he stands, bowing slightly to each person in the room, including the spectacled toad,

"I am Tenebrae Aleranyse of Edarth."

As he bows to each person his eyes shift color slowly to match that of the person he faces. Once he has met the gaze of each, his eyes return to their silver color and he resumes his seat.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:44 pm

"The folks here helped me out of some, ah, difficulties I had back home, and offered me a job. The Aryan Nation, you say? Lovely. I wonder how different our worlds are in some ways," Matt gave a thin smile, and tried to recall what he had seen of the building so far. No obvious Nazi or white supremesist symbolism, and he doubted they would tolerate elves, much less that weird frog thing in the corner. But it would pay to watch his words. He nodded in response to the elf's greeting, making a note to avoid his slightly disturbing eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:43 pm

Renault listens to the chatter with a degree of indifference. Matt's comment strikes his interest though.

"The thought had crossed my mind as well. I believe that many of the differences are superficial, and that the connections run deeper than we are led to believe. Still there will always be things that we perceive to be fundamentally different. There was a time on my home of Cyrilla where the things we see here would not have been out of place, but the names and feelings associated with them have been switched for different ones."

He scratches his chin for a moment to muse on these words, as if he were grasping at some complex issue, or perhaps insinuating something.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:48 pm

Merril breaks her thought to look over to Tenebrae, raises an eyebrow the change in color. She returns his bow with a nod and then returns to her thoughts until Matt and Renault's comments break her concentration again.

"Well if I've learned anything so far, customs can be very different. I haven't been here long enough to make a true comparison, but I'm sure we'll learn one way or another. Or not." She grabs another cookie and enjoys its taste.
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PostSubject: Re: The beginning   Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:59 pm

Phil finally realizes that in most societies it is polite to at least acknowledge a converstation that involved him at least a bit. Phil knows he's a bit late to the conversation, and he always forgets how fast conversations with 'city-folk' go. He shakes off the cobwebs and then introduces himself:

"Hello, sorry for not saying anything earlier, forgot how fast these conversations can go. Anyway my name is Phil, just got hired on by the big wigs here. Suppose it's because of my talents, seem to have a knack around nature and all, talk to plants, stuff like that. Met a guy once that told me the easiest way to describe my talents is by saying I'm a druid of sorts, but I just do hate categorizing stuff like that. Anyway I do tend to space out every once in a while, but a quick shout of my name normally gets me out of it. Um, yeah."

Phil then proceeds to the table with the nice looking cookies that, what's her name, oh yeah Merril is eating and takes one himself.
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