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 goo dragon alchemist 16(spellhammer) / synthesist 16
Jeran Darkclaw wrote:
"Yeah, I can see where that would be quite a bit of a learning curve there. Umm....before when you made yourself look human...was that how you looked before the transformation? Sorry if that's an insensitive question. I was just curious. Just tell me if I'm accidentally being a jerk," he said with an apologetic shrug.

"I like to think there's no bad questions. If we can't ask questions, we never learn anything. But, uh, yeah. It's what I used to look like. So, I guess I still have some of my original genes floating around in here. Oh, but I used to wear glasses, and I stopped when the human form became like a uh... What's the word... Persona? No, that implies a different personality... Costume? I guess costume works. Something to keep Cho from freaking out. It just didn't matter if I had glasses since I didn't have to need them. But uh... Unintentionally long explanation short, yes. It was."


Male Change-Djinn Wishcraft Sorcerer/ Aerokineticist
Andromeda Sunwake wrote:
::Oh, I probably won't be alone the whole time. She often shows up to keep me company. She's not exactly sympathetic but she does at least listen. Or pretend to listen I suppose. I don't know. It's just....this is always what I do when things get bad. I go there so I can get it all out of my system without bothering anyone else....okay, maybe there are some flaws to using this as a coping mechanisms...:: She finished blowing her nose. "I didn't really think of it like that before. I didn't realize. I'm still just trying to put up a facade like I have things together and I really, really don't." she said with a sigh.

"I'm not sure that this is something that really helps. It kinda just sounds like talking to a painting. And I did that a lot when I was kid. It didn't really do much. And it doesn't bother me to try and help. I'm not sure what I can do, but being here for you doesn't bother me. I think maybe you aught to talk with one of the councilor people they have here."


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Kevin Ramos wrote:
Jeran Darkclaw wrote:
"Yeah, I can see where that would be quite a bit of a learning curve there. Umm....before when you made yourself look human...was that how you looked before the transformation? Sorry if that's an insensitive question. I was just curious. Just tell me if I'm accidentally being a jerk," he said with an apologetic shrug.
"I like to think there's no bad questions. If we can't ask questions, we never learn anything. But, uh, yeah. It's what I used to look like. So, I guess I still have some of my original genes floating around in here. Oh, but I used to wear glasses, and I stopped when the human form became like a uh... What's the word... Persona? No, that implies a different personality... Costume? I guess costume works. Something to keep Cho from freaking out. It just didn't matter if I had glasses since I didn't have to need them. But uh... Unintentionally long explanation short, yes. It was."

"Oh. Umm.... I think you were really cute before," he said, blushing and looking away. "I mean, not that there's anything wrong with how you look now. Nothing wrong with being a goo dragon at all. That's very much not how I meant that. I'm just going to stop talking now before I make this any worse," he added with a face palm.


Image Cleric (Divine Gunslinger) 16/ Vigilante (Blitz) 16
Jasper Ashti wrote:


"I'm not sure that this is something that really helps. It kinda just sounds like talking to a painting. And I did that a lot when I was kid. It didn't really do much. And it doesn't bother me to try and help. I'm not sure what I can do, but being here for you doesn't bother me. I think maybe you aught to talk with one of the councilor people they have here."

"Yeah, probably," she said in a resigned tone. "Too bad I can't take them with me outside of time. Cause I'm pretty sure dealing with all my mess is not going to be a quick process. And I'm not that good at being patient. Growing up as the Champion of Time kinda messes with your sense of how long things should take," she admitted. She tried to just relax for a moment. "Thank you. For being here. For not running for the hills. All of that."


Both Doppelganger Except younger looking Factotum 16/Taskshaper 6/Chameleon 10(Gestalt)
narrator wrote:

Between Fei's friendliness, and Ghalen's glowers, they were successfully able to prevent trouble approaching from outside the boxes.

Inside the box, Liren was pointing out different points of interest on the grounds while Lira was handing out programs made from actual autumn leaves. She dropped an entire basket worth of leaves on top of Jaiye 'accidentally' as she was leaning over to hand her a program.

Ace responds quickly, picking up the programs and putting them into a neat pile to hand back to Lira "You seemed to have dropped these. They're very pretty, I don't believe I've seen pamphlets made out of actual leaves before." As he says this, he places a calming hand on Jai's knee, hoping to keep her from getting riled up.


Male Firebird Monk (Master of Many Styles, Martial Artist) 16 // Firebender 8/Earthbender 8
narrator wrote:
As Raelle had Sighru showing her how the observation program worked, the other crew member tapped Ardiente on the shoulder. "Do you think this is going to take a long time? Velys is downstairs waiting for her and I'd like to let him know if he should go and take a coffee break now instead of hanging around," the large half-orc said in a voice so quiet it seemed like it was apologizing for existing. She let her hair fall over her face in a gesture that was familiar to anyone who had spent a lot of time around Vai. Whoever this woman was, she was clearly shy around new people.

Sensing the woman's shyness, the young monk smiles pleasantly "You better have Velys go on his break now. Raelle is learning something new, and knowing her, she might be here awhile." He says, placing solid emphasis on the last word.


Or explode stuff.


Male Firebird Monk (Master of Many Styles, Martial Artist) 16 // Firebender 8/Earthbender 8

Hey, I never said she wouldn't explode stuff, I just said she would be here awhile.

Also, get back to semi-regular posting! We miss you!


Arthur Barren wrote:
narrator wrote:
Arthur Barren wrote:
Melody Waverider wrote:
Arthur Barren wrote:
Arthur can be found rather easily in the cafeteria
Mel slides up beside Arthur, Hey, watcha got planned for today? I met this guy here that needs some sort of technical help. you up for a bit of a challenge?
"always up for a good challange, what's he need? an echolocation machine to help someone see with sound? maybe some sort of exoskeletal movement frame? some cologne?"
"I am perfectly capable of seeing with sound without the use of a machine," Djalos said dispassionately. "And I move just fine. Your intimation that I smell bad is I presume an attempt at humor. Or you are very rude. That is not important now. It is not for me that your help is needed. It is for someone else. His name is Adon. He is currently in the library."
"well, aren't you a bundle of sunshine. Sure sure, what does this adon bloke need?"

"I already explained this to Melody. She can explain it to you," he said tonelessly. "Any further details can be obtained from Adon himself. I can lead you to where he currently is in the library. We set up a research station to go through all of the scrolls and books on the relevant subject matter."


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"Ace" wrote:
narrator wrote:

Between Fei's friendliness, and Ghalen's glowers, they were successfully able to prevent trouble approaching from outside the boxes.

Inside the box, Liren was pointing out different points of interest on the grounds while Lira was handing out programs made from actual autumn leaves. She dropped an entire basket worth of leaves on top of Jaiye 'accidentally' as she was leaning over to hand her a program.

Ace responds quickly, picking up the programs and putting them into a neat pile to hand back to Lira "You seemed to have dropped these. They're very pretty, I don't believe I've seen pamphlets made out of actual leaves before." As he says this, he places a calming hand on Jai's knee, hoping to keep her from getting riled up.

Jaiye's ears flattened and her tail twitched, but otherwise she maintained outward calm. "Yes," she said through slightly clenched teeth. "Are they treated with something to keep them from becoming crumbly?"

Lira pouted just a little bit.
"Er, yes, they are. I'm afraid that I don't know much about how it's done though," Liren interjected with a little fake laugh.

Inwardly Jaiye imagined punching him in his smug nose, and then doing the same to his smug sister. Outwardly she sat stiff and straight, with nothing but her twitching tail to indicate her agitation.


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Ardiente 'Scorch' wrote:
narrator wrote:
As Raelle had Sighru showing her how the observation program worked, the other crew member tapped Ardiente on the shoulder. "Do you think this is going to take a long time? Velys is downstairs waiting for her and I'd like to let him know if he should go and take a coffee break now instead of hanging around," the large half-orc said in a voice so quiet it seemed like it was apologizing for existing. She let her hair fall over her face in a gesture that was familiar to anyone who had spent a lot of time around Vai. Whoever this woman was, she was clearly shy around new people.
Sensing the woman's shyness, the young monk smiles pleasantly "You better have Velys go on his break now. Raelle is learning something new, and knowing her, she might be here awhile." He says, placing solid emphasis on the last word.

She nodded and shuffled off.

"So if I adjust the dial like this, it magnifies the viewing area?" Raelle asked, not waiting for an answer before she started turning dials. Sighru tried to object, but she was going too fast for him to get a proper word in edgewise. He was starting to get a horrified, worried expression as it occurred to him how much trouble he could get in for not stopping her. "Oh, look, Ardiente, there, check it out on the screen! You can see it from here. That's a lot of people. I think I need to set it a little closer though. From here all you can see is the tops of their heads..."


Quite Male Halfling
Ryleh wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Ryleh:
::That's what I needed to know - then we'll approach this a bit more gently for his sake::

Zeppler nods (apparently at his datapad), then looks back up at Havel.

"Alright, Mr. Havel - I think we can help you, but I want to gather some more information before I commit us to a single course of action."

"Given your wound's history of resistance to treatment, what I'd like to do is take a small tissue sample from your good leg to give me a starting point for healing you. I will need your consent before doing so, though."

"Do you have any questions for me before you give me that answer?"


male goo dragon alchemist 16(spellhammer) / synthesist 16
Jeran Darkclaw wrote:
"Oh. Umm.... I think you were really cute before," he said, blushing and looking away. "I mean, not that there's anything wrong with how you look now. Nothing wrong with being a goo dragon at all. That's very much not how I meant that. I'm just going to stop talking now before I make this any worse," he added with a face palm.

"I, uh, thanks. Never really got that much at all before. And uh, definitely not now." He laughs a little, rubbing the back of his neck. "And it's ok. I totally realize that I look really weird now. I have another potion of alter self if it would be more comfortable. I actually have a system where I can keep a potion affect running indefinitely, so I guess in a way I could just go back to how I was, but... I kinda enjoy this. I'm so much stronger than I was, and I can see so much stuff now. I'm still not sure how the folks in town would react to this though. So it's... Complicated I guess."


Male Change-Djinn Wishcraft Sorcerer/ Aerokineticist
Andromeda Sunwake wrote:
"Yeah, probably," she said in a resigned tone. "Too bad I can't take them with me outside of time. Cause I'm pretty sure dealing with all my mess is not going to be a quick process. And I'm not that good at being patient. Growing up as the Champion of Time kinda messes with your sense of how long things should take," she admitted. She tried to just relax for a moment. "Thank you. For being here. For not running for the hills. All of that."

"It would feel like the same amount of time for you, though, wouldn't it? Maybe it won't be so bad. And you could use one of those fancy demi-plane rooms to speed stuff up."

He offers to help her up to sit on her bed as opposed to in front of the closet.
"And don't even worry about that. You've been so much help with getting me used to all of this. Not just being a champion, but like, the whole new world I'm in. I'd be a total dick if I wasn't here to help you out with your stuff too. It's what friends do, right?"


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Kevin Ramos wrote:
Jeran Darkclaw wrote:
"Oh. Umm.... I think you were really cute before," he said, blushing and looking away. "I mean, not that there's anything wrong with how you look now. Nothing wrong with being a goo dragon at all. That's very much not how I meant that. I'm just going to stop talking now before I make this any worse," he added with a face palm.
"I, uh, thanks. Never really got that much at all before. And uh, definitely not now." He laughs a little, rubbing the back of his neck. "And it's ok. I totally realize that I look really weird now. I have another potion of alter self if it would be more comfortable. I actually have a system where I can keep a potion affect running indefinitely, so I guess in a way I could just go back to how I was, but... I kinda enjoy this. I'm so much stronger than I was, and I can see so much stuff now. I'm still not sure how the folks in town would react to this though. So it's... Complicated I guess."

"You should be however you feel more comfortable. I'm sure that you won't get much if any grief in town. Seriously, they're used to weird there. They kinda have to be. That wasn't what I meant....I'm not even sure what I meant exactly...I really wasn't trying to make you feel bad about the way you look. It's....you have to remember that I'm from a race of shapeshifters. We all have two if not three forms and that's normal. So it's not exactly an either/or kind of situation. It's about what form you wear when. I don't spend a lot of time as a humanoid if I'm out in the wild, and I don't spend a lot of time as a wolf in the city, but they're both equally me. So I have trouble wrapping my head around the idea of having only one form. Seriously I don't know how humans stand it. I guess it's a question of not missing what you've never had or something. Anyhow, I was kinda subconsciously applying the same standard to you, thinking of both forms as equally you. I...guess that's not really how it works for you. I probably should have picked up on that when you said that it was like wearing a costume. Sorry. I didn't mean to make you feel bad about how you look," he said miserably.


Image Cleric (Divine Gunslinger) 16/ Vigilante (Blitz) 16
Jasper Ashti wrote:


"It would feel like the same amount of time for you, though, wouldn't it? Maybe it won't be so bad. And you could use one of those fancy demi-plane rooms to speed stuff up."
He offers to help her up to sit on her bed as opposed to in front of the closet.
"And don't even worry about that. You've been so much help with getting me used to all of this. Not just being a champion, but like, the whole new world I'm in. I'd be a total dick if I wasn't here to help you out with your stuff too. It's what friends do, right?"

She gave him a lopsided smile as she sat down cross-legged on the bed, hugging one of the ruffled pillows against her chest. "Yeah, I guess it is. So when it's your turn to have a freak out about all of it being too much, I'm here. For whatever that's worth. We can take turns having break downs," she said with an impish grin.


Ambigously elven Dragon ??? 16/ dragon shaman 6
Zeppler M.D., Spellware Surgeon wrote:
Ryleh wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

Zeppler nods (apparently at his datapad), then looks back up at Havel.

"Alright, Mr. Havel - I think we can help you, but I want to gather some more information before I commit us to a single course of action."

"Given your wound's history of resistance to treatment, what I'd like to do is take a small tissue sample from your good leg to give me a starting point for healing you. I will need your consent before doing so, though."

"Do you have any questions for me before you give me that answer?"

"Nah, go ahead. Stuff like that is trivial to heal."


Both Doppelganger Except younger looking Factotum 16/Taskshaper 6/Chameleon 10(Gestalt)

Ace smiles genuinely at the elven siblings "Natural magicks fascinate me, and I would honestly love to learn more. Whom ever created these has my respect, for what it's worth." He says with sincerity.


Male Firebird Monk (Master of Many Styles, Martial Artist) 16 // Firebender 8/Earthbender 8

Doing just that, the lava bender looks to the screen "Yeah, you'll definitely need to zoom in closer, but you were right. This is a much better, and safer, way to see what's going on."


Male Shaman(Nature) 6/Green Faith Acolyte 10/Ranger(Spell-Less) 16(Gestalt)
Asha Soleil wrote:
She tried to giggle, but it came out as a funny burbly sound since her mouth was full of food. ::Yes, I would like it very much if you continued to help me practice! And not just because you fed me afterwards,:: she added, joking right back.

::"Careful not to choke":: He cautions. ::"I will say, you have the most voracious appetite I have ever seen! It's a good thing this feast can feed a small army!" He says again with a mental chuckle ::"Once you've eaten you're fill, would you like to try again? The food will be here for awhile."::


Quite Male Halfling
Havel the Bishop wrote:
"Nah, go ahead. Stuff like that is trivial to heal."

The good doctor nods again and then pushes a button on his datapad.

"Attending physician M. Zeppler: Please log verbal consent to biopsy in patient file. Prepare biopsy materials, and one Class C inhibitor band, model HLE."

Zeppler then enters another command, and a small medical card emerges from the wall. He rolls it over to Havel.

"Alright, we'll take the sample now, and then give you something to help manage the pain in your leg while we study it."

He takes a white, almost belt-like band from the cart and attaches it around the thigh on Havel's good leg. The 'buckle' has a small console on it, which he taps a few times. Havel's leg tingles for a few seconds, then goes numb. Once he verifies the leg's state Zeppler quickly performs the biopsy, then heals the wound.

Once the wound is sealed, he swaps the band to Havel's other leg.

"All done! Now this band won't completely alleviate the pain of your wound, but it will help manage it while we determine the best way to get rid of the thing. I'll show you how to use it before we discharge you. It will also let us know if your condition changes, so please keep it on as much as you can."

"Questions?"


male firebird firebender 10// caliver 3/bard 3/battle herold 4

igni, at some point, has walked up next to the door of morrigan, and is leaning on the wall, holding a strange blue crystalline structure. His left hand is covered in what seems to be some sort of metal, but what it is likely not exactly clear. His right hand is occupied by flipping and catching the crystal like a coin, waiting with likely unnerving patience for morrigan to leave her room.


Ambigously elven Dragon ??? 16/ dragon shaman 6
Zeppler M.D., Spellware Surgeon wrote:
Havel the Bishop wrote:
"Nah, go ahead. Stuff like that is trivial to heal."

The good doctor nods again and then pushes a button on his datapad.

"Attending physician M. Zeppler: Please log verbal consent to biopsy in patient file. Prepare biopsy materials, and one Class C inhibitor band, model HLE."

Zeppler then enters another command, and a small medical card emerges from the wall. He rolls it over to Havel.

"Alright, we'll take the sample now, and then give you something to help manage the pain in your leg while we study it."

He takes a white, almost belt-like band from the cart and attaches it around the thigh on Havel's good leg. The 'buckle' has a small console on it, which he taps a few times. Havel's leg tingles for a few seconds, then goes numb. Once he verifies the leg's state Zeppler quickly performs the biopsy, then heals the wound.

Once the wound is sealed, he swaps the band to Havel's other leg.

"All done! Now this band won't completely alleviate the pain of your wound, but it will help manage it while we determine the best way to get rid of the thing. I'll show you how to use it before we discharge you. It will also let us know if your condition changes, so please keep it on as much as you can."

"Questions?"

Havel shrugs. "not really." Havel seems unphased, and possibly too trusting of all of these medical procedures from people he just met.


"Ace" wrote:
Ace smiles genuinely at the elven siblings "Natural magicks fascinate me, and I would honestly love to learn more. Whom ever created these has my respect, for what it's worth." He says with sincerity.

The twins look a bit nonplussed at this. Things were not going according to plan. So far the group had been frustratingly difficult to bait.

At this point people are starting to line up on the stage and the noise from the crowd is starting to taper off as the ceremony itself is about to begin. An elf dressed in a costume that strongly resembled a tree with autumn leaves stood at the front of the stage and began to sing a traditional elven song, the mournful notes winding throughout the crowd thanks to a magical field amplifying sound coming from the stage.


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Ardiente 'Scorch' wrote:
Doing just that, the lava bender looks to the screen "Yeah, you'll definitely need to zoom in closer, but you were right. This is a much better, and safer, way to see what's going on."

She nodded as she adjusted the dials. The image zoomed in close enough that individuals can be identified. "There's Fi and James. There's my dad. I don't know who that lady is but it looks like she'd bossing people around. People look really upset. Oh. They're leading more people into the holding pen. More of my grandparents' victims, I guess...." She turned her attention back to Sighru. "Hey, is there any way to get sound on this thing? Or is it visual only?" she demanded.

Sighru shook his head. "No sound. Not unless we send a drone to that area to transmit it back to us...oh, fudge..." he said as Raelle's eyes lit up. "I'm not authorized to do this...."


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Silinrul wrote:
Asha Soleil wrote:
She tried to giggle, but it came out as a funny burbly sound since her mouth was full of food. ::Yes, I would like it very much if you continued to help me practice! And not just because you fed me afterwards,:: she added, joking right back.
::"Careful not to choke":: He cautions. ::"I will say, you have the most voracious appetite I have ever seen! It's a good thing this feast can feed a small army!" He says again with a mental chuckle ::"Once you've eaten you're fill, would you like to try again? The food will be here for awhile."::

::Yes, please. I need to figure out some way to see the empty field and what's here at the same time. I have no idea how to go about that though.::


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Igni Phoebus wrote:
igni, at some point, has walked up next to the door of morrigan, and is leaning on the wall, holding a strange blue crystalline structure. His left hand is covered in what seems to be some sort of metal, but what it is likely not exactly clear. His right hand is occupied by flipping and catching the crystal like a coin, waiting with likely unnerving patience for morrigan to leave her room.

After Melody left, Morrivan flopped back onto her bed and sighed. She considered going back to sleep, but her stomach growled. She sighed. She got up and threw on a clean t-shirt and sweats and ran a brush through her hair before pulling it up into a messy bun. Then she ventured out to get some food. And nearly ran straight into Igni. "Agh!" she sputtered. "Geez, what's with the lurking, Igni?"


male firebird firebender 10// caliver 3/bard 3/battle herold 4
Morrivan wrote:
Igni Phoebus wrote:
igni, at some point, has walked up next to the door of morrigan, and is leaning on the wall, holding a strange blue crystalline structure. His left hand is covered in what seems to be some sort of metal, but what it is likely not exactly clear. His right hand is occupied by flipping and catching the crystal like a coin, waiting with likely unnerving patience for morrigan to leave her room.
After Melody left, Morrivan flopped back onto her bed and sighed. She considered going back to sleep, but her stomach growled. She sighed. She got up and threw on a clean t-shirt and sweats and ran a brush through her hair before pulling it up into a messy bun. Then she ventured out to get some food. And nearly ran straight into Igni. "Agh!" she sputtered. "Geez, what's with the lurking, Igni?"

igni catches the crystal, and offer it to morrivan in an open plam. "I made a tool. It's a waterbending catalyst. Figured you should have it, because you resulted in me researching more into the topic and learning new forms, along with new ways to Creat catalysts." igni's eyes- igni's iris's seem animated, flickering and wavering like flame. He carries himself with no uncertainty at all, anymore, and a large degree of conviction. He doesn't have a hint of sarcasm in his voice, and quite possibly a bit of gratitude, filtered through some odd process in his head. "don't get me wrong. This isn't making up. Nor is it admission of some sort of guilt. It's simply something I feel obliged to do in return for what your actions resulted in."


Quite Male Halfling
Havel the Bishop wrote:
Havel shrugs. "not really." Havel seems unphased, and possibly too trusting of all of these medical procedures from people he just met.

"Alright then. Let's show you how to use the band real quick..."

[Insert Training Montage Here] ;P

"...And that should do it - you're all set to go, Havel. I need to go over some details with Ms Ryleh, so could you wait for us back at the front desk please?"


Female [Classified] Bard 16 / [classified] 16

Mel looks to Arthur, this isn't gonna be as easy as I hoped. I wonder if this guy has any emotion at all. kind of reminds me of your android friend, except he has more personality. She tries to whisper to him.

turning to her new "employer" lets find this Adon fellow and see what we can do to help.

glancing at Arthur's plate, she grabs some food off of it, your not gonna finish all of that are ya? It probably not good for ya anyway.


male human monk 16
Ori Reading wrote:
Lang Fei wrote:
Ori Reading wrote:
Spotting Lang flying around with a couple of firebirds in some sort of game, Ori waved trying to get his attention.

Lang was having a great time playing the game with his new friends. Even more, he hopes that he can get Phaedra to trust non-firebirds.

As he circles around he suddenly notices Ori waving.

I'll be right back. he says to the others as he flies down to see Ori.

landing in front of her he bows, Sifu Reading, Is there something you need?

She smiled. "Yes. A bit of your time. If you'll recall, we have an appointment today for you and Gareth to try and decipher his book," she reminded him gently, nodding towards Gareth who was just behind her, the large book clutched to his chest.

Lang looks over at Gareth, he bows to him, Hello Gareth. are you interested in getting started right away or do you want to join us in our game for a little bit first?

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Male Human (half forged) 11 invincable iron man/11 generator

"you can have at it, Hermes makes better food anyway," he then stands up "I'm ready to go when you are"


Male Change-Djinn Wishcraft Sorcerer/ Aerokineticist
Andromeda Sunwake wrote:
She gave him a lopsided smile as she sat down cross-legged on the bed, hugging one of the ruffled pillows against her chest. "Yeah, I guess it is. So when it's your turn to have a freak out about all of it being too much, I'm here. For whatever that's worth. We can take turns having break downs," she said with an impish grin.

He chuckles and sits next to her, leaning back and letting his arms lay out while he also puts two hands behind his head.

"I'll let you know the next time I encounter anything that runs on lightn- er, electricity. That was a uh... Big adjustment. Used to just be for zapping people. Still getting used to lights and stuff. But we'll both adjust to stuff in time, yeah?"


male goo dragon alchemist 16(spellhammer) / synthesist 16
Jeran Darkclaw wrote:
"You should be however you feel more comfortable. I'm sure that you won't get much if any grief in town. Seriously, they're used to weird there. They kinda have to be. That wasn't what I meant....I'm not even sure what I meant exactly...I really wasn't trying to make you feel bad about the way you look. It's....you have to remember that I'm from a race of shapeshifters. We all have two if not three forms and that's normal. So it's not exactly an either/or kind of situation. It's about what form you wear when. I don't spend a lot of time as a humanoid if I'm out in the wild, and I don't spend a lot of time as a wolf in the city, but they're both equally me. So I have trouble wrapping my head around the idea of having only one form. Seriously I don't know how humans stand it. I guess it's a question of not missing what you've never had or something. Anyhow, I was kinda subconsciously applying the same standard to you, thinking of both forms as equally you. I...guess that's not really how it works for you. I probably should...

"Nonono, I understand. I'm sorry, I should've understood that. I don't feel like I'm weird, er, I mean, I know I am, but it's ok because it's cool, but it's still weird in other ways. And it's not always cool. But it's not always weird. It's just that other people don't. And I uh. It..."

He puts his hands over his eyes, stopping himself from trying to explain everything as fast as he was thinking it. That was always the problem, thinking faster than words could express well.
"It would be nice to be able to change like you do. I've only got so many formulas I can make in a day though. I can change, but just not in that way. It's not in big ways like that, it's in small ways. And big ways. But... Big ways that aren't that way. It's just like... I can add things, but I can't subtract things. I can change, but I can't make myself more human."


"Alroight, luv, mind yer step, there's a good girl," the gargoyle said in his gravelly voice as he led Robin towards the front door. He couldn't help but notice her staring at all the kids wandering around and playing on the grounds as they went past and tried to warn her before she tripped on the doorframe. A lot of newbies did that as they first came in. "Ai know it's a bit crazy here, mebbe more than youse is used to, but you'll fit in afore ya knows it. First things first, let's get ya all signed up proper like."


Lang Fei wrote:
Ori Reading wrote:
Lang Fei wrote:
Ori Reading wrote:
Spotting Lang flying around with a couple of firebirds in some sort of game, Ori waved trying to get his attention.

Lang was having a great time playing the game with his new friends. Even more, he hopes that he can get Phaedra to trust non-firebirds.

As he circles around he suddenly notices Ori waving.

I'll be right back. he says to the others as he flies down to see Ori.

landing in front of her he bows, Sifu Reading, Is there something you need?

She smiled. "Yes. A bit of your time. If you'll recall, we have an appointment today for you and Gareth to try and decipher his book," she reminded him gently, nodding towards Gareth who was just behind her, the large book clutched to his chest.

Lang looks over at Gareth, he bows to him, Hello Gareth. are you interested in getting started right away or do you want to join us in our game for a little bit first?

Gareth shook his head. "I've been working on trying to figure out this book for a long time....I'd rather try to read the book first and play later," he said, with barely contained impatience.


Melody Waverider wrote:

Mel looks to Arthur, this isn't gonna be as easy as I hoped. I wonder if this guy has any emotion at all. kind of reminds me of your android friend, except he has more personality. She tries to whisper to him.

turning to her new "employer" lets find this Adon fellow and see what we can do to help.

glancing at Arthur's plate, she grabs some food off of it, your not gonna finish all of that are ya? It probably not good for ya anyway.

Arthur Barren wrote:
"you can have at it, Hermes makes better food anyway," he then stands up "I'm ready to go when you are"

"I was taught to suppress all emotion," Djalos said tonelessly. "I am....working on amending this. It is...a process. Also, there is nothing at all wrong with my hearing."

"This way, please. The sooner you get to work, the better."


Image Cleric (Divine Gunslinger) 16/ Vigilante (Blitz) 16
Jasper Ashti wrote:


He chuckles and sits next to her, leaning back and letting his arms lay out while he also puts two hands behind his head.
"I'll let you know the next time I encounter anything that runs on lightn- er, electricity. That was a uh... Big adjustment. Used to just be for zapping people. Still getting used to lights and stuff. But we'll both adjust to stuff in time, yeah?"

"If it makes you feel any better, a lot of people from this world are just as weirded out by technology as you are. Up until recently the only tech around was stuff leftover from hundreds of years ago. I just grew up around it because my mom is a mechanic and inventor. Outside of Avalon and Kuros, there are a lot of places where the most advanced technology they ever see are the trains. They use magic for most of the stuff we use technology for. Unless it's one of the places that thinks that magic is evil, in which case things get pretty primitive. So you're not as far behind on that stuff as it might feel like when hanging around me and my family," she said with a shrug. "Sometimes I just forget that it isn't normal for everybody. It's good to remind me now and then."


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Kevin Ramos wrote:


"Nonono, I understand. I'm sorry, I should've understood that. I don't feel like I'm weird, er, I mean, I know I am, but it's ok because it's cool, but it's still weird in other ways. And it's not always cool. But it's not always weird. It's just that other people don't. And I uh. It..."
He puts his hands over his eyes, stopping himself from trying to explain everything as fast as he was thinking it. That was always the problem, thinking faster than words could express well.
"It would be nice to be able to change like you do. I've only got so many formulas I can make in a day though. I can change, but just not in that way. It's not in big ways like that, it's in small ways. And big ways. But... Big ways that aren't that way. It's just like... I can add things, but I can't subtract things. I can change, but I can't make myself more human."

Jeran took a deep breath and tried to put words together a little more sensibly than he had been. "Well....I don't think it's about becoming more human. That's...not really the way it works. I don't know. I guess it makes a difference what kind of stuff made you the way you are. I mean, yeah obviously ooze was involved, but you also have a pretty dragonish shape, and dragons are natural shapeshifters, so you might actually have more shape changing ability than you realize if you just know how to unlock it. Whether it's lycans, firebirds, or dragons, the one thing is that none of us are human no matter how human we might look walking around. I don't know if that helps at all, and seriously, you should look however you feel comfortable looking. I really mean that. But if you do actually want to be able to shift at will, then you should probably study species that do. Maybe that will give you some clues as to what makes it happen. It might actually be really helpful research medically speaking too, since most of us don't really understand exactly what makes us able to change either. We just do and it's so normal nobody really bothers to think too hard about it."


Ryleh Her usual mode of dress.
Zeppler M.D., Spellware Surgeon wrote:
Havel the Bishop wrote:
Havel shrugs. "not really." Havel seems unphased, and possibly too trusting of all of these medical procedures from people he just met.

"Alright then. Let's show you how to use the band real quick..."

[Insert Training Montage Here] ;P

"...And that should do it - you're all set to go, Havel. I need to go over some details with Ms Ryleh, so could you wait for us back at the front desk please?"

Ryleh nodded. "It will only be a moment, Havel," she said, calmly.


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Igni Phoebus wrote:


igni catches the crystal, and offer it to morrivan in an open plam. "I made a tool. It's a waterbending catalyst. Figured you should have it, because you resulted in me researching more into the topic and learning new forms, along with new ways to Creat catalysts." igni's eyes- igni's iris's seem animated, flickering and wavering like flame. He carries himself with no uncertainty at all, anymore, and a large degree of conviction. He doesn't have a hint of sarcasm in his voice, and quite possibly a bit of gratitude, filtered through some odd process in his head. "don't get me wrong. This isn't making up. Nor is it admission of some sort of guilt. It's simply something I feel obliged to do in return for what your actions resulted in."

She gingerly took the crystal, examining it carefully. "I don't know a lot about catalysts," she said. "How does it work? Is it supposed to unlock abilities, or make it easier to use them, like the full moon does?" He seemed weird, even for Igni, and she wasn't sure it was a good idea to take the crystal at all, but he also seemed really proud of it. Like not appreciating it would be on the same level as puppy kicking. But she was still wary of him. He was totally unpredictable. Sometimes he would go through crazy risks to help and other times he was totally emotionless, and for the same person too. She didn't trust his mood swings.


male firebird firebender 10// caliver 3/bard 3/battle herold 4
Morrivan wrote:
Igni Phoebus wrote:


igni catches the crystal, and offer it to morrivan in an open plam. "I made a tool. It's a waterbending catalyst. Figured you should have it, because you resulted in me researching more into the topic and learning new forms, along with new ways to Create catalysts." igni's eyes- igni's iris's seem animated, flickering and wavering like flame. He carries himself with no uncertainty at all, anymore, and a large degree of conviction. He doesn't have a hint of sarcasm in his voice, and quite possibly a bit of gratitude, filtered through some odd process in his head. "don't get me wrong. This isn't making up. Nor is it admission of some sort of guilt. It's simply something I feel obliged to do in return for what your actions resulted in."
She gingerly took the crystal, examining it carefully. "I don't know a lot about catalysts," she said. "How does it work? Is it supposed to unlock abilities, or make it easier to use them, like the full moon does?" He seemed weird, even for Igni, and she wasn't sure it was a good idea to take the crystal at all, but he also seemed really proud of it. Like not appreciating it would be on the same level as puppy kicking. But she was still wary of him. He was totally unpredictable. Sometimes he would go through crazy risks to help and other times he was totally emotionless, and for the same person too. She didn't trust his mood swings.

"It shouldn't really be hard to use. Just foucs your waterbending through it. You may want to set it in something so you don't have to hold it."

igni holds up his metal covered hand, showing a red crystalline structure in the back of it, about half the size of the back of his hand. Lines of fire run down his sleeves, lining ki paths down his arm to his gem, before he turns up his hand and produces a small flame. "like that."

it's a 2*masterwork catalyst, giving a +4 to waterbending checks when used.


Ambigously elven Dragon ??? 16/ dragon shaman 6

Havel nods and heads off to the front desk.


Female Human

"It's not really that," the skeletally thin girl says, her voice rusty and quiet with disuse. She awkwardly maneuvers away from the crowd, always trying to keep a few feet's distance from everyone except the gargoyle. She absentmindedly twiddles with her ginger braid. "Been a while since I was around so many people." A student comes dangerously close to Robin, and she staggers out of the way, nearly colliding with the gargoyle. "Puts me on edge a little bit. It's hard to stay careful." She shakes her head. "Alright, yeah. That's a good idea. Let's get going then, I guess."


Male sorcerer 16 wilder (leader/telepath) 3 elocater 2, thrallherd 1, pyrokineticist 10.
Tybalt Baneko wrote:

"Nothing in particular. It's not a capital W wish, it's just a wish. It coming true isn't directly linked to doing this, it's more of an "I'm doing this because it might come true" sort of thing."

He thinks for a moment, closing his eyes and flipping the coin into the fountain.

1d20

It lands in the upper bowl of the fountain, resting on top of one of the Angel's drums.

Dave considers this and tosses a copper in "how does it work though?"


Quite Male Halfling

As soon as the door slides closed behind Havel, Zeppler sighs and stows his datapad.

"Well....he's a very trusting young man," he observes to Ryleh, eyes still on the door. "So what else do I need to know about our young friend out there?"


Image Male Human (Paragon) Gestalt Monk 14 / Fighter (Unarmed) 7 / Elemental Fist 5 / Enlightened Scholar 2 / [CLASSIFIED] 6 (^-^); Champion of Courage
narrator wrote:

The twins look a bit nonplussed at this. Things were not going according to plan. So far the group had been frustratingly difficult to bait.

At this point people are starting to line up on the stage and the noise from the crowd is starting to taper off as the ceremony itself is about to begin. An elf dressed in a costume that strongly resembled a tree with autumn leaves stood at the front of the stage and began to sing a traditional elven song, the mournful notes winding throughout the crowd thanks to a magical field amplifying sound coming from the stage.

Fei lets his lace continue to observe and gather data across the rest of the festival grounds as he allows himself a few moments to take in the beginning of the ceremony.


Male Change-Djinn Wishcraft Sorcerer/ Aerokineticist
Andromeda Sunwake wrote:
"If it makes you feel any better, a lot of people from this world are just as weirded out by technology as you are. Up until recently the only tech around was stuff leftover from hundreds of years ago. I just grew up around it because my mom is a mechanic and inventor. Outside of Avalon and Kuros, there are a lot of places where the most advanced technology they ever see are the trains. They use magic for most of the stuff we use technology for. Unless it's one of the places that thinks that magic is evil, in which case things get pretty primitive. So you're not as far behind on that stuff as it might feel like when hanging around me and my family," she said with a shrug. "Sometimes I just forget that it isn't normal for everybody. It's good to remind me now and then."

He nods and rubs his free hand together, producing a couple small sheets of paper.

"I'm sure I'll get used to it. I mean, it works just as well as magic, right?"
He regards the paper, glancing up at her. "Favorite animal... Don't tell me... Giraffe?"


male goo dragon alchemist 16(spellhammer) / synthesist 16
Jeran Darkclaw wrote:
Jeran took a deep breath and tried to put words together a little more sensibly than he had been. "Well....I don't think it's about becoming more human. That's...not really the way it works. I don't know. I guess it makes a difference what kind of stuff made you the way you are. I mean, yeah obviously ooze was involved, but you also have a pretty dragonish shape, and dragons are natural shapeshifters, so you might actually have more shape changing ability than you realize if you just know how to unlock it. Whether it's lycans, firebirds, or dragons, the one thing is that none of us are human no matter how human we might look walking around. I don't know if that helps at all, and seriously, you should look however you feel comfortable looking. I really mean that. But if you do actually want to be able to shift at will, then you should probably study species that do. Maybe that will give you some clues as to what makes it happen. It might actually be really helpful research medically speaking too, since most of us don't really understand exactly what makes us able to change either. We just do and it's so normal nobody really bothers...

Kevin thinks for a minute "hm... I'm not really sure it's not about being human. I mean, think about it, dragons, Firebirds, lycans, vampires, kitsunes, doppelgangers. All of these races evolved individually but with the ability to turn, many of them solely, into a human form. There has to be something about it that makes it desirable evolutionarily." He slips his data pad out and takes some notes on things to research later.

"That's a really good idea. Even if whatever dragon my DNA is from doesn't shape shift, I may be able to use my new research to splice the ability into myself. But I'm gonna have to isolate it in a gene sequence first. Do you think it's something you'd be able to help me out with. Actually, I kinda wonder how many chromosomes you have. You do have a pretty even balance of humanoid form and wolf, so I'm gonna guess somewhere around a hundred. Wolves have 78 and humans have 23."

So in looking this up, I found out randomly that Hermit crabs (the only creature he's isolated a gene I'm so far) have 254, the most in the animal kingdom.


Male Icy Catfolk Image Warlock/Rogue 16

"Electric pumps move water from the base of the fountain back up to the top so it fills up the bowl and falls back down. The coins are just a social thing that seems to have developed in a lot of human culture. Or maybe it's just one of those things that repeats in a lot of places because whatever made the universe felt like it. Like common as a language, 12 month years on a planet, time systems based on equally long seconds-minutes-hours-days-weeks-months-years, and humans in general. Those guys are everywhere."
He picks up the clock carefully, having already tossed his coin.

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