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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A small, scary looking thing with oily black skin lands on Tybalt's chest and grins. "Need to borrow."


An aschen bounces off the teleport shields near what used to be the docking bay. It bounces again. And again. It stomps its foot and mutters something that sounds like "harrumph" and vanishes.


At a workbench full of tools, a wrench starts to slide off the edge of the table until it falls into the waiting hands of the magnet holding aschen underneath.


Somewhere in empire space on a small starship, an aschen fishes a lipstick out of a small handbag and a bullet from the pocket of a duster, careful not to wake the sleeping occupants of the cabin.


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In the materials and supplies building, an aschen searches the very austere sleeping quarters of a young monk.


A small, wizened looking creature with oily black skin and a wide toothy grin appears in front of Anahita. "Borrow?" it asks, in as close to an endearing manner as it had managed to cultivate during all its time spent begging for coffee.


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:
A small, wizened looking creature with oily black skin and a wide toothy grin appears in front of Anahita. "Borrow?" it asks, in as close to an endearing manner as it had managed to cultivate during all its time spent begging for coffee.

Anahita takes a step back, clearly defensive as this toothy, devil-kin manifests suddenly in her private quarters, especially behind locked door(s).

Eyeing the creature with her stern gaze, the intensity giving even the lowest of empathy checks an automatic success, her verbal response further ends any suspicions or hope, "I do not know you, being, nor understand your request-- you are not invited, nor welcome. Begone, immediately."

Clearly, she holds no 'love' for this, or the manner of the meeting.

Her voice can most likely be heard through the doorway, and she spares only the briefest of glances at the fellow occupant, who had just earlier been scrambling for the window out.

Not letting some devil looking imp thing touch me! Or get near!


narrator wrote:
In the materials and supplies building, an aschen searches the very austere sleeping quarters of a young monk.

Well, Fei used to have a few things...let's hear it for exploding buildings. Yay.

(#notbitter)

;P


Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:
A small, wizened looking creature with oily black skin and a wide toothy grin appears in front of Anahita. "Borrow?" it asks, in as close to an endearing manner as it had managed to cultivate during all its time spent begging for coffee.

Anahita takes a step back, clearly defensive as this toothy, devil-kin manifests suddenly in her private quarters, especially behind locked door(s).

Eyeing the creature with her stern gaze, the intensity giving even the lowest of empathy checks an automatic success, her verbal response further ends any suspicions or hope, "I do not know you, being, nor understand your request-- you are not invited, nor welcome. Begone, immediately."

Clearly, she holds no 'love' for this, or the manner of the meeting.

Her voice can most likely be heard through the doorway, and she spares only the briefest of glances at the fellow occupant, who had just earlier been scrambling for the window out.

Not letting some devil looking imp thing touch me! Or get near!

The creature scampers around the room. "Must borrow! Mistress said! Coffee on the line!" it complained.

Does she have any loose possessions on her side of the room?


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Imperial Chronicler wrote:
narrator wrote:
In the materials and supplies building, an aschen searches the very austere sleeping quarters of a young monk.

Well, Fei used to have things...let's hear it for exploding buildings. Yay.

(#notbitter)

;P

lol. Glad I wasn't taking a drink when I read that. :D

The aschen gets frustrated, stamps its foot, and grabs the pillow off the bed....hopefully it counted.


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:

The creature scampers around the room. "Must borrow! Mistress said! Coffee on the line!" it complained.

Does she have any loose possessions on her side of the room?

No, she's quite the nomad, and 'neat' -- nothing loose, save her clothing, in a fashion sense.

Anahita frowns when hearing the term 'Mistress', though raises her eyebrows slightly at the term 'coffee'-- curiosity ultimately mingles into the otherwise paranoid laced swarthy gaze she gives the creature.

"If you work for coffee, being, then I will offer you such in exchange for explaining what your purpose and Mistress is." This might not be a natural creature as far as she knew, but it did appear to have some intelligence. Diplomacy would be attempted.


Female Firebird
narrator wrote:
A small, wizened looking creature with oily black skin and a wide toothy grin appears in front of Anahita. "Borrow?" it asks, in as close to an endearing manner as it had managed to cultivate during all its time spent begging for coffee.

While Anahita's calm assistance and temperment was going a long way to calming Lily down, perhaps due to Anahita's innate connection with beings of Fire, Lucas' insistance is working hard to further agitate her... when suddenly there's an appearance from the disgusting looking demonic thing, and Lily shrieks loudly (definitely audible from outside) and flings the window open, transforming into her bird-form and making a hasty exit on somewhat unsteady wings.


Male Icy Catfolk Image Warlock/Rogue 16

Tybalt instantly snaps awake and bolts upright, claws popping out and held wide on a Reflex of nights sleeping alone in less than safe places while traveling.

He holds this pose for a brief moment before it sort of dissolves and he grips his head with one paw and the other goes to the bed rail to stabilize him.

"What?"

He asks, obviously confused.


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Room

With Lily's departure, there's a mixture of disappointment twinged with annoyance now, smothered by the dose of curiosity towards the aschen.

One might reflect on the impressive non-verbal expression this Keleshite is capable of, face alone speaking such volumes. Perhaps theater would be a better place for her, versus stranger in a strange school.


Female Halfling Teenager
narrator wrote:
Another aschen appears in front of Ryo's children. "Need to borrow something. For mistress," it added, trying to look cute.

Illithia cranes her neck to look back at the screechy sound of an aschen's voice. She grins and glances back at Keme before jumping up and off the cart and moving to sneak up on the demonic thing harassing the children...

There's a sly grin on her face.


Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:

The creature scampers around the room. "Must borrow! Mistress said! Coffee on the line!" it complained.

Does she have any loose possessions on her side of the room?

No, she's quite the nomad, and 'neat' -- nothing loose, save her clothing, in a fashion sense.

Anahita frowns when hearing the term 'Mistress', though raises her eyebrows slightly at the term 'coffee'-- curiosity ultimately mingles into the otherwise paranoid laced swarthy gaze she gives the creature.

"If you work for coffee, being, then I will offer you such in exchange for explaining what your purpose and Mistress is." This might not be a natural creature as far as she knew, but it did appear to have some intelligence. Diplomacy would be attempted.

The creature tilted its head and considered. There was nothing that it was being asked that went against Mistress's orders. And coffee. It nodded eagerly.

"Mistress told me to borrow small things from all on list. You on list. Need to borrow small item. Bring back later. Is what borrow means. Apparently," it added with a grudging eyeroll. It wasn't like anyone had been using that coffeemaker....
"Mistress is called Ephebe Blackscales. She run school for smaller ones. Don't know why. Mistress is inscootabubble....hard to understand."


Tybalt Baneko wrote:

Tybalt instantly snaps awake and bolts upright, claws popping out and held wide on a Reflex of nights sleeping alone in less than safe places while traveling.

He holds this pose for a brief moment before it sort of dissolves and he grips his head with one paw and the other goes to the bed rail to stabilize him.

"What?"

He asks, obviously confused.

"Borrow," the aschen repeats, attempting to rifle through any pockets that Tybs has. "Something small. Not important. Mistress needs."


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Illithia wrote:
narrator wrote:
Another aschen appears in front of Ryo's children. "Need to borrow something. For mistress," it added, trying to look cute.

Illithia cranes her neck to look back at the screechy sound of an aschen's voice. She grins and glances back at Keme before jumping up and off the cart and moving to sneak up on the demonic thing harassing the children...

There's a sly grin on her face.

Keme abandons the carts with an exasperated sigh. That was one of Ephebe's demons. So either it was causing trouble or the fate of the world was at stake. Or both. They had, in his observation, a stunning ability to multitask in that regard. He transformed into fox form and pounced on Illithia before she could pounce on the aschen.


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:

The creature tilted its head and considered. There was nothing that it was being asked that went against Mistress's orders. And coffee. It nodded eagerly.

"Mistress told me to borrow small things from all on list. You on list. Need to borrow small item. Bring back later. Is what borrow means. Apparently," it added with a grudging eyeroll. It wasn't like anyone had been using that coffeemaker....
"Mistress is called Ephebe Blackscales. She run school for smaller ones. Don't know why. Mistress is inscootabubble....hard to understand."

Losing some of the other emotions, with a glance to the doorway and the window briefly, Anahita's expression turns to thoughtful introspection, or similar.

"The Principal of the younger children, I presume from your words. I see. I have nothing I can spare, that will fulfill your Mistress' wishes. Though ..." she glanced around, "assuming you wish some sort-- wait, list? What list? Why am I on a list? Wait here a moment, I shall return momentarily."

That said, she 'steps' to the side, and vanishes leaving behind her, in the sand, small ladybug sized creatures, and a dried desert twig, or the like.

It's merely a few seconds later, and she returns, carrying a large sack, easily forty pounds or eighty kilos, with stamped letters and a strong smell of coffee in one arm. She puts it down near her feet. "... as stated."

"Perhaps, being-- er.. my apologies. I am called Anahita, do you have a name to speak with you properly?" Apparently now that emotions were calmer, and intrusions explained, she seemed less defensive. It probably didn't hurt that the emotional Lily had flown the coop, so to speak.

Sovereign Court

Male Firebird (looks like this but with blood red hair) Blight Druid (fey follower) 13/warlock 13

Lucas is about to tell off the impudent little girl who seems to be speaking to him with words of unacceptable levels of disrespect when he hears his sister cry out. Seeing this as vastly more important than showing her roommate her place, Lucas casts a spell and shrouds her door in darkness. He then jumps into the door and disappears causing a ripple in the darkness around the door.
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Seconds later a small blood red bird flys out of the shadow on the underside of his sister and is momentarily disoriented flapping his wings, a red and gold colored bird larger than the first swoops after it and it dives more gracefully and circles the other avian outsiders above them.


Male Icy Catfolk Image Warlock/Rogue 16

"Hey, woah, woah."

He pushes the thing off of him.

"Buy me dinner first. Geez."

He says, sarcastically.

"What exactly do you need it for, anyways? And who's 'mistress?' I'm not about to hand my stuff over just so I can get scryed on by some demon voyeur woman."

He crosses his arms.

Tybalt, despite constantly producing things, doesn't have anything in his pockets. Normally he'd have special notes in there for pickpockets to find, but these shorts happened to be new. The only things he has on are a pair of blue shorts made of ice, a purple shirt with a couple circles and some arrows on it, a simple ring with a very small model treasure chest on it in place of a jewel, and a white candy cane looking object held firmly in hand from the moment he woke up.


Tybalt Baneko wrote:

He pushes the thing off of him.

"Buy me dinner first. Geez."

He says, sarcastically.

"What exactly do you need it for, anyways? And who's 'mistress?' I'm not about to hand my stuff over just so I can get scryed on by some demon voyeur woman."

He crosses his arms.

Tybalt, despite constantly producing things, doesn't have anything in his pockets. Normally he'd have special notes in there for pickpockets to find, but these shorts happened to be new. The only things he has on are a pair of blue shorts made of ice, a purple shirt with a couple circles and some arrows on it, a simple ring with a very small model treasure chest on it in place of a jewel, and a white candy cane looking object held firmly in hand from the moment he woke up.

The aschen sighed. Diplomacy sucked. Smiting was so much more fun.

"Mistress is Ephebe Blackscales. She give orders to borrow. Doesn't need to be anything important. but needs it now. Not my place to question Mistress. She give orders, aschen do. Is much simpler that way. And she gives us coffee," it added as if that were enough to explain everything.


Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:

The creature tilted its head and considered. There was nothing that it was being asked that went against Mistress's orders. And coffee. It nodded eagerly.

"Mistress told me to borrow small things from all on list. You on list. Need to borrow small item. Bring back later. Is what borrow means. Apparently," it added with a grudging eyeroll. It wasn't like anyone had been using that coffeemaker....
"Mistress is called Ephebe Blackscales. She run school for smaller ones. Don't know why. Mistress is inscootabubble....hard to understand."

Losing some of the other emotions, with a glance to the doorway and the window briefly, Anahita's expression turns to thoughtful introspection, or similar.

"The Principal of the younger children, I presume from your words. I see. I have nothing I can spare, that will fulfill your Mistress' wishes. Though ..." she glanced around, "assuming you wish some sort-- wait, list? What list? Why am I on a list? Wait here a moment, I shall return momentarily."

That said, she 'steps' to the side, and vanishes leaving behind her, in the sand, small ladybug sized creatures, and a dried desert twig, or the like.

It's merely a few seconds later, and she returns, carrying a large sack, easily forty pounds or eighty kilos, with stamped letters and a strong smell of coffee in one arm. She puts it down near her feet. "... as stated."

"Perhaps, being-- er.. my apologies. I am called Anahita, do you have a name to speak with you properly?" Apparently now that emotions were calmer, and intrusions explained, she seemed less defensive. It probably didn't hurt that the emotional Lily had flown the coop, so to speak.

The aschen's eyes got big and it was visibly drooling. "Cooooooffeeeeeeeee," it moaned.

"Am aschen. Don't need other name," it managed to splutter through the drool.


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:

The aschen's eyes got big and it was visibly drooling. "Cooooooffeeeeeeeee," it moaned.

"Am aschen. Don't need other name," it managed to splutter through the drool.

A faint smile touches on Anahita's earlier mixture of features at the manner of the aschen's reactions.

"I apologize for my earlier manner, Aschen. You startled me in what I deemed a private place. If you wish to double the amount of coffee I am providing you, or perhaps even enter into a relationship where I can continue to provide you with more-- fresh and delicious from all manner of locations, please tell me of this list? Are you a servant, or something more intimately linked -- a familiar, perhaps, of this Principle Blackscales?"

Applying her considerable empathy and diplomatic skills, towards the being, Anahita seeks to learn more about this 'list'.

She gives the room another look over, just in case, then thoughtfully for a moment considers the situation before glancing back at the aschen once more and it's drooling manner.

She doesn't appear bothered by it's secretions.


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Male Icy Catfolk Image Warlock/Rogue 16

"And Ephebe Blackscales is ... oh ya. She's the principle of the younger kids."

He digs through his pillow case for a moment.

"No, that's important... might need that... can't give that to a lady... hm... oh. Here. Got like ten of these. And the white one."

He produces a fist sized metal ball, half white, half red with a hinge on one side and a button on the other.

"Give her that, I guess."

He hands it to the greasy thing.

I'm too tired to do this right. I just hope it won't come back to bite me...

He thinks to himself.


Anahita bint Tariq wrote:
Dorm Rooms
narrator wrote:

The aschen's eyes got big and it was visibly drooling. "Cooooooffeeeeeeeee," it moaned.

"Am aschen. Don't need other name," it managed to splutter through the drool.

A faint smile touches on Anahita's earlier mixture of features at the manner of the aschen's reactions.

"I apologize for my earlier manner, Aschen. You startled me in what I deemed a private place. If you wish to double the amount of coffee I am providing you, or perhaps even enter into a relationship where I can continue to provide you with more-- fresh and delicious from all manner of locations, please tell me of this list? Are you a servant, or something more intimately linked -- a familiar, perhaps, of this Principle Blackscales?"

Applying her considerable empathy and diplomatic skills, towards the being, Anahita seeks to learn more about this 'list'.

She gives the room another look over, just in case, then thoughtfully for a moment considers the situation before glancing back at the aschen once more and it's drooling manner.

She doesn't appear bothered by it's secretions.

It wiped off its mouth and gave her a sad look when she suggested a relationship.

"Can't make contract with you. Mistress added clause to contract to prevent it. Accepted short term contract from Headmaster and it nearly got Mistress's friends destroyed. Mistress was not amused. Did add at least two centuries to contract with Mistress," it added proudly. "Got to misbehave sometimes so we can keep the contract forever and ever. Need Mistress. Is bad when aschen are all alone. Now is better. Mistress tells us what to do. Sometimes when she in very good mood she let us smite her enemies. Those good days," it added happily. "Smiting fun."
"Can tell you about list. Is simple. Mistress has list. She gives list to aschen, says borrow small things from as many of these as you can." It shrugged. "Simple task. Mistress not say why, I not ask."


Tybalt Baneko wrote:

"And Ephebe Blackscales is ... oh ya. She's the principle of the younger kids."

He digs through his pillow case for a moment.

"No, that's important... might need that... can't give that to a lady... hm... oh. Here. Got like ten of these. And the white one."

He produces a fist sized metal ball, half white, half red with a hinge on one side and a button on the other.

"Give her that, I guess."

He hands it to the greasy thing.

I'm too tired to do this right. I just hope it won't come back to bite me...

He thinks to himself.

The aschen grinned and danced a little in excitement and then vanished.


A small, black creature appeared outside the temple and started running around looking for Tarka.


Female Kobold with a mushroom hat |Dragonrider 3// undecided

Tarka has left the building. Sorta. She's on the roof, looking at the scenery, after politley telling growly she was going to do so, for once.


Male Human-Reaper/obitu Death Mage 11/oracle 1/grim reaper 10

When grim sees a demon he doesn't recognize he tells his friends he's going to check something out, and flies over to it "hey there, you a messenger for mom or dad... Him... Somebody else?"


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:

It wiped off its mouth and gave her a sad look when she suggested a relationship.

"Can't make contract with you. Mistress added clause to contract to prevent it. Accepted short term contract from Headmaster and it nearly got Mistress's friends destroyed. Mistress was not amused. Did add at least two centuries to contract with Mistress," it added proudly. "Got to misbehave sometimes so we can keep the contract forever and ever. Need Mistress. Is bad when aschen are all alone. Now is better. Mistress tells us what to do. Sometimes when she in very good mood she let us smite her enemies. Those good days," it added happily. "Smiting fun."
"Can tell you about list. Is simple. Mistress has list. She gives list to aschen, says borrow small things from as many of these as you can." It shrugged. "Simple task. Mistress not say why, I not ask."

Considering what the thing just said, Anahita nods and then says, "Very well, no ...contract, which is fine. Though, if you are ever in need of coffee, please find me and we can conduct quick dealings, as needed, fair? You can see I am someone that keeps their offer. Thank you for explaining that your Mistress has a list. You'd said as much earlier, Aschen. Do you know what this list is of, or can you tell me who's on it? I am willing to provide more of this," she gestures, "for that."

She shifted the bag of coffee for a moment, then glanced at the aschen. "Do you brew this, or just eat the beans cooked? Oddly enough, she seems equally curious. Perhaps easily distracted by the moment.


Grim Jr. wrote:
When grim sees a demon he doesn't recognize he tells his friends he's going to check something out, and flies over to it "hey there, you a messenger for mom or dad... Him... Somebody else?"

"Not messenger. Have errand. Mistress sent me. Looking for.." it stops and checks a crumpled piece of paper. "Tarka. Need to borrow. Mistress said. Mistress is Ephebe Blackscales. You know where I find Tarka?"


Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

Dorm Rooms

narrator wrote:

It wiped off its mouth and gave her a sad look when she suggested a relationship.

"Can't make contract with you. Mistress added clause to contract to prevent it. Accepted short term contract from Headmaster and it nearly got Mistress's friends destroyed. Mistress was not amused. Did add at least two centuries to contract with Mistress," it added proudly. "Got to misbehave sometimes so we can keep the contract forever and ever. Need Mistress. Is bad when aschen are all alone. Now is better. Mistress tells us what to do. Sometimes when she in very good mood she let us smite her enemies. Those good days," it added happily. "Smiting fun."
"Can tell you about list. Is simple. Mistress has list. She gives list to aschen, says borrow small things from as many of these as you can." It shrugged. "Simple task. Mistress not say why, I not ask."

Considering what the thing just said, Anahita nods and then says, "Very well, no ...contract, which is fine. Though, if you are ever in need of coffee, please find me and we can conduct quick dealings, as needed, fair? You can see I am someone that keeps their offer. Thank you for explaining that your Mistress has a list. You'd said as much earlier, Aschen. Do you know what this list is of, or can you tell me who's on it? I am willing to provide more of this," she gestures, "for that."

She shifted the bag of coffee for a moment, then glanced at the aschen. "Do you brew this, or just eat the beans cooked? Oddly enough, she seems equally curious. Perhaps easily distracted by the moment.

The little demon relaxed. "Trade good as long as no contract," it confirmed. "Dunno about list. Is a list of names. We have to borrow things from all people on list. Little things okay. Don't know why. Didn't ask. Leader for today handed out names, gave one to one. Only have your name. Don't know others. Leader knows. Mistress knows too of course. Know there are a few at Avalon though. Leader made sure we would be careful not to cross paths. Too many aschen in one place bad. Mistress forbids except on her orders. No repeats of Akhenaten."

"Coffee good either way. This one likes to munch on beans. Leader say that uncivilized, much fight over how to prepare the precious coffee. Leader says should brew strong into essspresssoooooo." It shrugged. "Is good that way too, but more work."


Female "Voidwalker" with 16 Abberation HD

the nameless woman walks into the school, and starts to look around, astounded by every little thing.


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Room

Narrator wrote:

The little demon relaxed. "Trade good as long as no contract," it confirmed. "Dunno about list. Is a list of names. We have to borrow things from all people on list. Little things okay. Don't know why. Didn't ask. Leader for today handed out names, gave one to one. Only have your name. Don't know others. Leader knows. Mistress knows too of course. Know there are a few at Avalon though. Leader made sure we would be careful not to cross paths. Too many aschen in one place bad. Mistress forbids except on her orders. No repeats of Akhenaten."

"Coffee good either way. This one likes to munch on beans. Leader say that uncivilized, much fight over how to prepare the precious coffee. Leader says should brew strong into essspresssoooooo." It shrugged. "Is good that way too, but more work."

Nodding as the creature explained further, Anahita says, "It is a particular topic, I've come to understand, amoung my native people, creation of the coffee in various forms. You are a visitor to my ...residence," she motions to the room and the tent/sand, "as such, I should provide you with the appropriate hostly duties. I propose-- as you said you have things to do quickly, though it appears I cannot assist with an item at this time, you may have to leave, or not, but I would dearly like to learn more of what you have shared so far. I leave the option open to you; stay and allow me to prepare some of these beans, or perhaps even provide you with variations of coffee for your consumption, so we can come to enjoy the ritual of entering one's home, as I attempt to replicate it. I rarely have done this, so you'll forgive me if I stumble in the process."

She smiled though, relishing the conversation with this creature.


Male Human-Reaper/obitu Death Mage 11/oracle 1/grim reaper 10

"She's around here somewhere... Probably... Who's mistress?"
when did ephebee show up in the lower planes in this multiverse, and where


narrator wrote:
Another aschen appears in front of Ryo's children. "Need to borrow something. For mistress," it added, trying to look cute.

They all look at it for a few moments before handing over a bag of marbles they play with.

"Our Patron sends his.. Um.. Was it red guards?"
"No, it was rubards."
"He said regards."
"Oh, yeah! Tell her we can help if she needs it, promise!"


Reapling (scout form) rogue, black blooded oracle, gestalt lvl 16
yet nameless. wrote:
the nameless woman walks into the school, and starts to look around, astounded by every little thing.

Vickory is looking around for people, "There is some way to make arrows appear that point to where ever you want to go. I think you just have to say your destination while holding the wall, I think. It is still my first day."

She puts a hand on the wall and says "Headmaster."


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Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

Dorm Room

Narrator wrote:

The little demon relaxed. "Trade good as long as no contract," it confirmed. "Dunno about list. Is a list of names. We have to borrow things from all people on list. Little things okay. Don't know why. Didn't ask. Leader for today handed out names, gave one to one. Only have your name. Don't know others. Leader knows. Mistress knows too of course. Know there are a few at Avalon though. Leader made sure we would be careful not to cross paths. Too many aschen in one place bad. Mistress forbids except on her orders. No repeats of Akhenaten."

"Coffee good either way. This one likes to munch on beans. Leader say that uncivilized, much fight over how to prepare the precious coffee. Leader says should brew strong into essspresssoooooo." It shrugged. "Is good that way too, but more work."

Nodding as the creature explained further, Anahita says, "It is a particular topic, I've come to understand, amoung my native people, creation of the coffee in various forms. You are a visitor to my ...residence," she motions to the room and the tent/sand, "as such, I should provide you with the appropriate hostly duties. I propose-- as you said you have things to do quickly, though it appears I cannot assist with an item at this time, you may have to leave, or not, but I would dearly like to learn more of what you have shared so far. I leave the option open to you; stay and allow me to prepare some of these beans, or perhaps even provide you with variations of coffee for your consumption, so we can come to enjoy the ritual of entering one's home, as I attempt to replicate it. I rarely have done this, so you'll forgive me if I stumble in the process."

She smiled though, relishing the conversation with this creature.

"You sure you don't have? A button? A ribbon? An earring? Some belly button lint? Anything be fine," the creature asked anxiously.


Grim Jr. wrote:

"She's around here somewhere... Probably... Who's mistress?"

when did ephebee show up in the lower planes in this multiverse, and where

When she was a young child. Her realm is in the buffer zone between Hell and the Abyss. Basically she made a contract with unwanted creatures and took over unwanted territory, and then it turned out she had gained control of the most powerful war machine the lower planes had ever seen. She has treaties with basically everyone, but she doesn't make a lot of personal appearances.

The aschen looked at him with disgust. "You have wax in ears? Told you. Mistress is Ephebe Blackscales. Not waste time with you if not know where Tarka."


Agarthian Storyteller wrote:
narrator wrote:
Another aschen appears in front of Ryo's children. "Need to borrow something. For mistress," it added, trying to look cute.

They all look at it for a few moments before handing over a bag of marbles they play with.

"Our Patron sends his.. Um.. Was it red guards?"
"No, it was rubards."
"He said regards."
"Oh, yeah! Tell her we can help if she needs it, promise!"

"Will give message," it said, nodding eagerly and smiling it's toothy smile before vanishing with the marbles.


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Room

narrator wrote:
"You sure you don't have? A button? A ribbon? An earring? Some belly button lint? Anything be fine," the creature asked anxiously.

Anahita thought for a moment and then replies, "I am not willing to part with anything that might be trackable, back to me, Aschen, without more details or some measure of interaction with your Mistress to discuss this further. Considering the potential relationship that giving you an object of mine, enfused with any measure of psychometry or self into it, purely speaking in magical terms, is unwise without knowing such. More importantly too, I do not have anything which is mine, which I am willing to ...lend, to you, or someone I do not know in any fashion beyond a title given by an apparent servant. I'm certain this will not bode well for building of trust, but, the gesture must be made first, and clearly-- you have shown a measure of that, not having merely taken something potentially owned by by me." She half motions around the room to further indicate her point.

"I hope this makes sense, and carries with it the neutral tone of diplomacy intended. If your Mistress is in distress, and she requires aid, then convey her a message that I may be willing to assist, were she to explain the reason for my specific aid, and why I was selected. My paranoia prevents me from simply ... giving, without having met her or knowing more."

She did peer at the coffee bag, though, then back to the Aschen. "Will you be able to carry that with you?"


Male Human-Reaper/obitu Death Mage 11/oracle 1/grim reaper 10

"Right, sorry, distracted... Also bored...I'll keep an eye out for her... How long has mis ephebe had demons under her command?"
im having him slowly realize that the ephebee who is the nice but firm teacher lady, is the same ephebe that he's heard about in passing at home, does she have any nicknames there?


Grim Jr. wrote:

"Right, sorry, distracted... Also bored...I'll keep an eye out for her... How long has mis ephebe had demons under her command?"

im having him slowly realize that the ephebee who is the nice but firm teacher lady, is the same ephebe that he's heard about in passing at home, does she have any nicknames there?

She Who Slaughters the Curious, Devourer of Ignorant Children, Slayer of Querymakers, etc. etc. Some kind of theme in there-- it's not clear yet though, more dead bodies needed. ;)


Grim Jr. wrote:

"Right, sorry, distracted... Also bored...I'll keep an eye out for her... How long has mis ephebe had demons under her command?"

im having him slowly realize that the ephebee who is the nice but firm teacher lady, is the same ephebe that he's heard about in passing at home, does she have any nicknames there?

She does not yet have any nicknames in this particular universe. She's considered something of a curiosity.

The small demon shrugged. "Time funny around Mistress. We made contract with her when she was small creature. Long time, short time....depends on who you ask."

It wandered around a bit and then started bellowing, "Tarka! Where Tarka at?"


Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

Dorm Room

narrator wrote:
"You sure you don't have? A button? A ribbon? An earring? Some belly button lint? Anything be fine," the creature asked anxiously.

Anahita thought for a moment and then replies, "I am not willing to part with anything that might be trackable, back to me, Aschen, without more details or some measure of interaction with your Mistress to discuss this further. Considering the potential relationship that giving you an object of mine, enfused with any measure of psychometry or self into it, purely speaking in magical terms, is unwise without knowing such. More importantly too, I do not have anything which is mine, which I am willing to ...lend, to you, or someone I do not know in any fashion beyond a title given by an apparent servant. I'm certain this will not bode well for building of trust, but, the gesture must be made first, and clearly-- you have shown a measure of that, not having merely taken something potentially owned by by me." She half motions around the room to further indicate her point.

"I hope this makes sense, and carries with it the neutral tone of diplomacy intended. If your Mistress is in distress, and she requires aid, then convey her a message that I may be willing to assist, were she to explain the reason for my specific aid, and why I was selected. My paranoia prevents me from simply ... giving, without having met her or knowing more."

She did peer at the coffee bag, though, then back to the Aschen. "Will you be able to carry that with you?"

"Yes, yes," it nodded eagerly, proving it by picking up the large bag. "Thank you, lady. I give message to Mistress. She in hurry though. Probably diplomacy too slow.," it added before vanishing again.


Female "Voidwalker" with 16 Abberation HD
Vickory West wrote:
yet nameless. wrote:
the nameless woman walks into the school, and starts to look around, astounded by every little thing.

Vickory is looking around for people, "There is some way to make arrows appear that point to where ever you want to go. I think you just have to say your destination while holding the wall, I think. It is still my first day."

She puts a hand on the wall and says "Headmaster."

the nameless woman stares at the arrow, then looks at victory, then the arrow.

"How'd you do that?"


Female Human Teenager

Dorm Room

narrator wrote:
"Yes, yes," it nodded eagerly, proving it by picking up the large bag. "Thank you, lady. I give message to Mistress. She in hurry though. Probably diplomacy too slow.," it added before vanishing again.

Considering the spot where the creature just moments before had stood, along with the coffee gift she'd provided, a myriad of thoughts swirled through Anahita's mind as she looked this way and that, then for a good while the other half of the room now decorated and befitting of someone else.

She let out a slight sign at the summation of her thoughts and feelings, then closed her eyes as if to sleep.

With a slight step and twirl, she vanished, moving with thought, elsewhere.


Reapling (scout form) rogue, black blooded oracle, gestalt lvl 16

"This place is like one big magic item. I don't know much beyond that, but the arrows will direct you to where you need to go. Right now they should take us to the headmaster. He should be able to help you... and your friend if it doesn't go off somewhere else. I figured it would follow given it's wing, but it seems rather stubborn." she shrugs with the last part.

Vickory gestures the girl to follow and starts off towards wherever the arrows take her.


Female "Voidwalker" with 16 Abberation HD
Vickory West wrote:

"This place is like one big magic item. I don't know much beyond that, but the arrows will direct you to where you need to go. Right now they should take us to the headmaster. He should be able to help you... and your friend if it doesn't go off somewhere else. I figured it would follow given it's wing, but it seems rather stubborn." she shrugs with the last part.

Vickory gestures the girl to follow and starts off towards wherever the arrows take her.

the woman follows after, skittish and quiet.

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