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The Avalon Chronicles

Game Master lynora

This is a high level rules light game set in a school for magical kids, kinda a mash-up of Soul Eater, Harry Potter, and X-Men. :)


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Male Elven (reincarnated - originally Human) Fighter 5 / Wizard 10 / Arcane Gunslinger 10 / Arcane Gunmaster 5
Ephebe wrote:

She looked up, her eyes glassy with unshed tears. "That's what Krays said you'd say. I wanted to believe him, but...."

She looked away again, trying not to start crying because she needed to talk about this and she wasn't sure she'd be able to get the courage together to bring it up again. "It would be convenient to say I had a bad childhood, but it would also be a lie. I mean, yeah, I was raised by demons, minions mostly because evil foster mom wasn't really the nurturing type, but I didn't know anything else so it was fine. I had Jiminy. The two of us didn't need anybody else. And yeah, the experiments sucked. I could get away from time to time. Literally, from time to time. I went everywhere and everywhen. But Jiminy was stuck there. It just got worse as we got older. That was why I went looking for power. That's how I ended up with the strongest weapon hell ever produced under my direct control, not to mention substantial real estate at the junction between hell, the abyss, and abaddon. I looked everywhere for ways to take out evil foster mom. I did things...a lot of bad things. The kind of things you'd expect from a demon lord. Trust me, no one is ever going to question my qualifications for that job. But I could have done it. I could have saved him. And that's when your daughter kind of took over my brain. You know how that ended. Saved the universe. Killed my brother. He was all I had, and I did it myself because I promised him that I would never let him become just that woman's puppet." She brushed away the tears that were dripping down her cheeks. "I know it was a long time ago for you, but it's only been a year for me. After....you know what I was like right after. But I didn't get better for a long time. I sort of curled up inside my own head and just hid for...I don't know. Weeks at least. When I woke up from that, I was smack dab in the middle of Andromeda's life. Her family, her friends, her things. Somehow she had got it stuck in her head that her death would be okay if I just sort of stepped into her shoes. Like she wouldn't really be gone. And I tried. Memorizing all your names and histories was....not easy. Especially with James in my face all the time. He looks like my brother. He sounds like my brother. He even uses the same nickname. But that's as far as the resemblance goes. I can't imagine two more different people. Actually, I think James is a lot like you. Maybe Jiminy would have been like that too if we'd been raised by our birth parents. I guess we'll never know. And after her ghost was gone....I've been turning myself inside out for months trying to be her, all while trying to untangle me from her. I can't do it anymore. Even if I wanted to. She's back now, and I can finally be just me. But..." She stopped to take a deep breath. "But I don't think any of you are actually going to like just me."...

"Those memories are always going to be fresh - time doesn't do anything for them, I promise you. But wallowing in them to punish yourself does no good either. We care about what you choose to do now, and what you choose to do going forward," Tamrin replies, giving her hand a gentle squeeze.

"And let us be the judge of whether we like the new, 'just you', neh? Besides - you've got all of us to lean on if you have a bad day. Always."

"Now - no more being a worrywart, no more tears. Deal?"


Imagefemale weredragon (amethyst) gestalt Soulknife17/oracle10/divine gunslinger7

"No deal. I can't keep bottling up my emotions, and that means I'm going to cry sometimes. Probably a lot. Especially now. Losing another someone who was important to me brings up a lot of painful feelings that I didn't really face the first time around. So you're just going to have to deal with the waterworks," she said, a little defiantly, obviously testing her boundaries. "But I guess I can work on the worrying thing. It doesn't seem to help much. I'm basically the physical embodiment of the law of unintended consequences," she added with a sigh.


Male Elven (reincarnated - originally Human) Fighter 5 / Wizard 10 / Arcane Gunslinger 10 / Arcane Gunmaster 5
Ephebe wrote:
"No deal. I can't keep bottling up my emotions, and that means I'm going to cry sometimes. Probably a lot. Especially now. Losing another someone who was important to me brings up a lot of painful feelings that I didn't really face the first time around. So you're just going to have to deal with the waterworks," she said, a little defiantly, obviously testing her boundaries. "But I guess I can work on the worrying thing. It doesn't seem to help much. I'm basically the physical embodiment of the law of unintended consequences," she added with a sigh.

"That's what I wanted to hear. Good comeback...I can work with that." (^-^)

"Fortunately my shoulders are very absorbent," he says with a smile as he moves his arm and puts it around her shoulders to hug her.


Male Kobold (Young Adult Black dragon) Gestalt Sorceror/Oracle 16 Necromancer; Champion of Death

With all of the reunions and sorting out of emotions going on around him, he excuses himself, and ports to where his children are, and spends some quiet time there with them, awaiting Ephebe's return.


Imagefemale weredragon (amethyst) gestalt Soulknife17/oracle10/divine gunslinger7
Tamrin - Gunslinger of Tomorrow wrote:
Ephebe wrote:
"No deal. I can't keep bottling up my emotions, and that means I'm going to cry sometimes. Probably a lot. Especially now. Losing another someone who was important to me brings up a lot of painful feelings that I didn't really face the first time around. So you're just going to have to deal with the waterworks," she said, a little defiantly, obviously testing her boundaries. "But I guess I can work on the worrying thing. It doesn't seem to help much. I'm basically the physical embodiment of the law of unintended consequences," she added with a sigh.

"That's what I wanted to hear. Good comeback...I can work with that." (^-^)

"Fortunately my shoulders are very absorbent," he says with a smile as he moves his arm and puts it around her shoulders to hug her.

She started to laugh but then it turned into a sob as she put his statement to the test by crying on her dad's shoulder.


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Meanwhile, Vai and Andromeda were getting a very stern lecture about dying and why they should never do that again.

"But I didn't do it on purpose," Vai tried to protest.
"Doesn't it count for something that I at least came back as a ghost?" Andromeda complained.

Aananda was not listening to any excuses, and Jiminy just stood back trying not to laugh. He was enjoying the show too much to risk getting kicked out.


Male Elven (reincarnated - originally Human) Fighter 5 / Wizard 10 / Arcane Gunslinger 10 / Arcane Gunmaster 5

They stay in the garden for a good long while. True to her dad's word, Ephebe doesn't have to deal with a soggy shoulder. Tamrin works the weirdest magics into his wardrobe.... ;)

[And Fade. To. Black....] (^-^)


In their room, whether they share it or not, Andromeda and Ephebe will find a package for each of them. Both have a note on them.

"Welcome home, sis. -T&K."

Upon being open, both girls will find a doll, simple in nature save for the purple eyes. For a moment they become small amethyst dragons, cut from the gemstone of the same kind, and then back again.


Female Avalon Professor

SIM Room 3 -- Summarizing

Asha Soleil wrote:

"Just tell us where to go. I...don't really understand the magic stuff. I don't understand much," she added dejectedly. "But I'm willing to help," she added squeezing Rena's hand.

So I don't think either of the girls are capable of teleporting themselves, so that's got to be figured out, but the SIM matrix can assist if necessary. We're just going to be wrapping up this quest line, so we can play it out more or you can go ahead and summarize yourself, Dami.

Big Summary:
With the assistance of the SIM matrix, and primarily Maya's interfacing with the systems of the SIM Room and school, with each passing moment it appears she grows more confident and resolved, the three ladies proceed with their plan.

The short version is: Lure Tryko'Sam, where upon, Maya will slip his mind, and thus body, into a mental illusion so he doesn't decide to leave. She mentions that he does have innate barriers against this happening, but since his personality and thus defenses are 'offline' they won't apply. Her tone is an odd combination of concern and glee, as if she were cycling through jaded girl friend and protective mother in the conversation.

If Asha and Rena are open to it, the initial build up to get to the teleporting and then retrieving takes some time, where Maya has to ensure that the SIM matrix has SIM Room 3 on maintain status, pending her return, for inserting Tryko'Sam's personality back into his meaty self. This would allow some discussions, to which Maya is extremely polite and professor minded after a just a few moments of discussion. No further 'gene' speak happens, but it's clear that Maya's a empowered female that doesn't hesitate to point this out as a strength and encouraging same of others.

The actual retrieval goes without issue.

SIM matrix arranges teleporting, Rena brings along a 'return to school' casting device, likely a scroll, and they are away. Once there, Maya encourages the girls to go forth and get Tryko'Sam's attention-- which is easily done, regardless of how, unless they spook or attack him. Clearly, they don't do that.

After a moment, though, he's crouching in place, breathing and staring off at something not seen by either of the girls, when Maya walks up and gently puts a hand on his head saying, "Forgive me again, Trkyo'Sam, once more into the breech, old friend."

At this point, Rena is requested to return them, and they re-appear at the appropriate teleporting location, to simply /shift/ to the SIM Room 3, where the procedure will be completed.

Maya let's the girls know if they wanted to stay, it's going to be a lot of waiting, which would give them time to talk further if desired, or she will definitely let them know when he's restored to his original state of mind.

Regardless of their choices, she is very cordial, strong willed, and to a certain extent-- a juxtaposition of fellow young lady and professor. Perhaps lonely is another way to describe it, while hampered by the barriers of duty as a facility member.

If they do stay with Maya and Trkyo'Sam while he's being 'uploaded' again, Maya provides snacks and conversation.

I presume if you have any specific questions, FCD or Lynora, you're welcome to PM them-- to save on posting here.


Male Quasit (Demon) Gestalt Vitalist/Psion(Telepath) 16

I totally forgot about this aspect of Vai dying.

Phaezeriel wakes to an insistent knocking on the door to Ginni's recovery room. When he answers it he finds one of the orderlies there, and a small mithril shape darts into the room and up onto the cot where Phaezeriel had been sleeping. The demon's head swivels around after the flash of silver and his thoughts are crystal clear and precise, ::Wha-::

The orderly's voice follows the shape inside, "Sorry, sir. It has been scratching at the door for most of the morning. We thought you would-" He cuts off as Phaezeriel raises a hand in his direction, never taking his eyes off the mithril dragonling golem sitting on his cot. His thoughts are a barely noticeable, almost hoarse with disbelief and emotional pain, ::Thank you, Wilkins. I will take care of it.:: Its presence here, and the desultory way it slumps on the cot can mean only one thing.

As the orderly turns away, Phaezeriel gestures to the golem and steps out of the room. The wyrmling flies to his shoulder wrapping its tail around his neck as he shuts the door, reactivating the highest level of security measures the isolation room can manage. His left had reaches out and clenches on three links of a black crystal chain that was not there a split instant before. As he begins to walk down the hallway of the isolation ward, the chain links continue to appear, growing out of both sides of his fist. Once the Chainstaff has finished materializing, Phaezerial takes to the air.

He makes a beeline for Aananda's lab, passing over the heads of Ephebe and Tamrin sitting on a bench nearby. Their body language, and especially her sobbing, only confirm to Phaezeriel what he has assumed.

His access code opens the lab, and he walks in, the very image of angry sadness. Then complete confusion. Ephebe was right over there in the middle of a mob of happy people surrounding ... Vai!

::Vai? What happened? Are you okay?::


"Yeah, I'm alright," Vai said shyly, looking a bit harried after having been caught in a two direction never-scare-me-like-that-agan rant from her mom, and the whole confusion of the Ephebe/Andromeda thing.

Andromeda looks at Phaezeriel curiously. She can't remember who he is, if she ever knew. But he must be well trusted to have access to her mom's lab.


Male Quasit (Demon) Gestalt Vitalist/Psion(Telepath) 16

Phaezeriel makes several abortive gestures with his free hand. It is not really clear what they were going to become, but it is clear than he is floundering and entirely off balance. Finally he takes a deep breath, but his thoughts are still full of a nearly panicked and utterly confused feeling, with an oversized helping of rage, ::But. Your wyrmling. It came back to me today. There is only one way it could do that. I mean, I passed out after working on Ginni this morning, but I would have thought someone would tell me if something bad happened to you, but something bad did happen to you didn't it? That is the only thing that explains the wyrmling. How are you alive? I mean I am glad you are alive but how? And who killed you? Who do I get to tear apart if there is anything left after Lady Aananda gets done with them?:: He shuts the telepathic message down with an effort, much like a person realizing they are babbling and placing their own hand over their own mouth.

He glances at Andromeda, noticing her odd look, ::And why are you staring at me like you do not know me, Ephebe? And how did you get in here before I did? You were just outside with Tamrin...:: His thoughts trail off as if thinking takes too much effort right now. His odd silver eyes slide back toward Vai. Normally rather perceptive, he must be pretty rattled to not notice the obvious differences between Andromeda and Ephebe.

His thoughts are a tiny, hollow thing that only Vai can sense, ::You died, Vai. Why did you die?::

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