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    Writing and collecting pretty notebooks; art - I like to paint and sculpt with polymer clay; video games, I play on Xbox mostly; reading, I heavily favor fantasy and romance; D&D I'm a player more often then a DM, but I've done both.
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  1. I seem to have caught a very intense flu that will not leave me alone. Sorry for the delay in replies

    1. vielle

      vielle

      get well soon friend ❤️

    2. supernal

      supernal

      Hope it evaporates, thanks for letting us know 

    3. Minuet of the Nightingale

      Minuet of the Nightingale

      If you need to skip me, just say my character is quietly following along - I'll find a reason for their silence when I get back ❤️ 

       

  2. I will try! I've been feeling under the weather, but I'll work on it tonight/tomorrow. :3
  3. Ampelos certainly knew his business, she almost wasn't sure he even needed her presence... not that she was about to offer up that little bit of insight though - it would be like shooting herself in her foot. She wanted away from home and this opportunity had presented itself in her perfect manner to give her some freedoms and slap her name on achievement while she was at it. She didn't have many of those, but she was eager to start proving herself and earning a proper place at the adult table. Even if she wasn't entirely sure what was so special about this particular arrangement; from what she could tell, it was a good but the standard type of deal you could hope to make. So either she understood what was taking place far to well and this whole endeavor was really just that jarringly simple, or she had failed to grasp the larger plan... Given what she knew about the blonde haired man holding this little gathering, she had a hard time believing it was the former. Victra had never been the type who learned by having others speak at her - she was much more hands on and 'in the moment' type of learner so it was pretty easy to assume she simply had missed the genius of the plan. But that was fine, she was here to deal with people, not the logistics of trade agreements. If Ampelos needed her to brush shoulders and make friends somewhere along the line, she knew she could do that. The young woman swirled her glass, watching the ice chase each other in circles while pretending to think about the information she had just been given. There actually was something, a barely recollected mention of the company tickling at the back of her mind; a change in ownership, was it? That seemed right and yet not entirely at the same time. Hopefully the information Ampelos had for them would clear that up. "I'm good to leave within the hour in all honestly, I won't have much to bring," she slanted her gaze towards Icarus next; "And If you need help getting things together, just ask."
  4. Oh, no a cloak made of animal hide. Nothing magical. XD
  5. Yes, it would be. Though she probably has a hide 'cloak' on that I was going to mention but forgot. I'll edit it in somewhere. :3
  6. The settlement was overwhelming. There was entirely too much happening here; too many colors, too many sounds, too many smells... And far to many strange people to bump into. Thankfully, she didn't stand out here. Everyone looked strange to her, and none of them seemed to even register the white skinned girl with the wild hair and brilliant eyes skirting the streets like a frightened cat. It was just a normal day for them. Unfortunately for Shae, no day was normal for her. She hadn't even been alive long enough to even figure out what normal should be. Terrified and seemingly invisible, the little slip of a humanoid twisted out of the way of a man walking by, arms laden with boxes, and nearly found herself in the path of an ox pulled cart that didn't even slow as she scampered out of the way. The man guiding the beast yelled something at her, but she didn't understand anything more then the angry tone and heat rolling off of him. Shae instinctively barred her teeth and growled, but the man didn't even so much as blink and carried on past, muttering under his breath. The girl felt as if every hair on her body was standing on end, and the heart that beat within her chest was thumping so heavily and swiftly she was almost sure it would explode out of her ribcage at any minute. Her fear was now mixed with the hot boil of anger in her stomach, and if she didn't find somewhere quiet soon... As if some higher power was witnessing her struggle and decided to lend a hand, that very moment the wood Shae had pressed her back too shifted and pulled away, resulting in the girl tumbling back into a dimly lit building. She managed to twist and catch herself in an awkward crouch before springing back to her feet and away from the very confused person who had just opened the bar to head out. Her eyes met theirs and it felt like a while passed before the stranger shook their head and left, snapping the door shut behind them. Shae took several shallow breaths, shoulders heaving and focused on the first interior she had ever seen. It wasn't what she expected to find, and she wasn't really in the best mindset to appreciate it; tables and chairs covered the floor space, several with people occupying them. Almost none paid her any mind just like the others on the street. The next thing Shae noticed was the warmth that was seeping into her. She had been out in the cold for a long time, but her body didn't seem to suffer much from it. Still, this sensation was comforting and for the first time she managed to school her panicked breathing into regular intervals as she wiggled her toes and continued to scan the room. Pretty much everyone here stood out - she could find some interesting feature on 90% of the occupants of this place, whatever it was, and the more she looked the more she started to notice most of these people had food or drink before them. Shae smacked her lips, realizing how dry her mouth was and the matching state of her stomach. She pressed a hand to her belly, brow coming together and focused her attention on what was the most unique gathering here; this table only won because of the over-sized feline. Animals was something Shae understood - she had spent her whole life (all two weeks of it) in the company of the forest creatures. Some had tolerated her, others hostile... But they were all very clear about where they stood with her. So on cold bare feet, she approached the table, moving in an uneasy gait that did finally draw some attention; she looked like she was trying to sneak without actually doing so. When she reached the table, eyes still on the tiger, she lowered herself down to the ground, making sure her head was well below the felines. Submission to show she wasn't a threat worked very well previously and she had been left scraps to scavenge through using this method before.
  7. The Dali manor loomed overhead - a foreboding thing as far the petite Delaney was concerned. She was accustomed to fancy homes, or so she had thought, but this manor definitely reminded her that there was still a long way between her and the people that actually ruled. The pale woman wrinkled her little nose, near-white eyes skimming over the old stone bricks and columns as if she could discern some hidden secrets from it. Really, she was just putting off actually having to enter the place. She was tense and ill at ease here for several reasons, but the largest being the circumstances that brought her here in the first place. Her summons to come stay at the Dali Estate may have been written politely enough, but she had been able to read between the lines and the message was clear as day to her; she was not fully free from the investigation into her husbands untimely death. She'd been brought here because she was a potential suspect. Leviticus Wyrmwalker had had his fair share of enemies - he caused a lot of trouble for some very powerful people, after all. However, it was also no secret that the pretty little wife he had plucked from some up-and-coming family was not being treated like the precious little gem he had pretended she was while courting her. Truth be told, this trip to the Manor was the first time Delaney had been past the garden walls of the country home Leviticus had housed her in ever since her marriage to him 4 years ago. If only imprisoning her was the worst thing he'd subjected her too in that time. Delaney chased those thoughts away and lifted a hand to pull down the short veil that obscured her eyes from view just enough to make a person question if she simply looked tired or if she was trying to hide her tear swollen eyes. She felt like she made a convincing widow at least; she wore black and had purchased enough black clothing to last her far longer then custom would demand she wear it, and the elegant golden band Leviticus had given her still encircled her finger. The only other jewelry she wore was a pin fashioned into the shape of a blue rose that contained a drop of blood from her late husband at it's very centre. She had ordered it made in the days following Leviticus' death and eventual enterrement though she wasn't sure if she had done so because she felt she had too or if some part of her was actually going to miss the man. Four years was a long time to have someone in your life, even if they had been a constant torment... And Delaney was fairly far from the cold hearted woman so many people assumed upon meeting her. "Lady Wyrmwalker?" A soft, uncertain voice called out from behind her, startling her from her thoughts. She almost jumped. "I... Yes?" She asked, not even turning to see who had spoken to her. That much uncertainty meant it was most likely staff... and not one that had a lot of power. "I'm to bring your things to your rooms. If you'd like to follow me, I'd be happy to show you them to you at the same time?" The upward inflection turned the statement into more of a question then a request. Delaney let out a heavy sigh, guessing she had stalled enough and gave a little nod of her head, finally looking over at the young man with a mop of dark brown hair. He had two others with him, each laden with her luggage and trunks of her possessions. "Yes, I suppose that would be for the best," she agreed, motioning for the three to lead the way. When they passed, she followed on silent feet, arms crossed over her chest and shoulders hunched up towards her ears as if she could shrink away and out of existence.
  8. Victra felt like she had waited way to long for Ampelos to even look at her - he almost lazily turned to look at her, moving his sunglasses away from his light color to scan her over. The lithe red head desperately fought against the need to fidget as he seemed to stare at her shoes. She hadn't exactly chosen the best footwear for the beach, but the simple brown leather was sturdy and well fitted and as un-embellished as the rest of her outfit; Victra had always been a fan of simple, functional, and durable (much to her father's dismay). Generally the most colorful thing about her was the coppery hair atop her head. That day in particular she had even pulled out her best vest for the occasion and the dark green fabric was just barely accented with a bit of gold embroidery along the neckline. She was still standing perfectly still, trying to gauge her cousins mindset when he suddenly rose from the chair. He didn't move towards her at any great speed, but it was still instinctual that she slip out of his grasp. At the last second Victra realized he was going for a hug and nothing sinister and stopped her retreat to let Ampelos pull her close. She awkwardly patted his back in return. To say Victra was caught off guard by the man would have been an understatement - she almost missed most of the words he spoke to her next and was rather grateful when a third member joined them at the table. She took Ameplos' brief distraction to hone her expectations a bit, self-consciously mused her hair, and then accepted the offered drink with a dip of her head. The other man, Icarus, was another name familiar to Victra though she arguably knew less about his exploits then Ampelos'. She had never really had much reason to follow what the Moontraveler branch got up too... It was best to put as little interest into it as possible lest she accidentally let her parents think some unrelated part of the family might have a suitable spouse for her. Military life was far to rigid for someone of her disposition. The young lady didn't need to be told to seat as she settled into one of the chairs almost at the same time as Ampelos - it was clear there was a sort of casual air to this meeting and that let her breath a bit easier. She took a sip of her drink while Ampelos went over his proposal, pretending to think his offer over while knowing she would probably have jumped at any chance she could get to do some traveling. "Casper? Busy place, but definitely suited for it. Who is the meeting set with?" She asked, though her mind was already cycling through what she knew of the place. She did have an acquaintance, just a merchants daughter, but they had spoken plenty about the Aviary there. She'd have to see it - it would be impossible for her to leave the city without doing so. "Oh, I suppose that means I'd be interested in joining you." It would be terribly inappropriate of her to bounce around in her seat in happiness, so Victra settled for taking another sip from her drink to hide the massive grin that had spread across her face.
  9. Name: Shae Age: She's new, existed for a handful of days but a mature entity Race: Shae is magic and spirit energy turned human... At least, as far as she can tell. She has no idea if there is a name for her kind or if there even are others like her. Racial Perks: + She doesn't need to sleep nearly as much as most other races, a couple hours every night is more then enough. The same is true with food and water, though she rather enjoys eating. Shae actually feeds off of emotions, and the stronger the emotion the better the meal. Her well of magic is also fueled by how much she has fed. As far as she is aware, feeding on someone's emotions doesn't really harm them except it may make them a bit apathetic after. It generally lasts an hour at the most. + A down side of her race is that most things that effect a spirit/ghost will have an impact on her as well - she can't pass through metal at least an inch thick, purified salt will keep her from crossing into a threshold, she also can't step onto certain hallowed grounds (depending on the protections in place), and exorcism magic can knock her out. Orientation: Uncertain, romance and sex are concepts she hasn't really had time to consider. Magic: Empathy - Shae can not influence another's emotions, but she can generally get a sense of where someone's head may be at. It allows her to be surprising intuitive and obviously means she shows great compassion for most creatures. In order for her empathy to really kick in, she has to be focused on a person which makes it hard to use in public places where there are plenty of distractions around. Using her power on another Empath does create something of a feedback loop that can knock her on her butt. Astral Projection - For a few hours, Shae can send her 'spirit' out of her body. In this state she can not affect the world around her in any meaningful way, but she can pass through barriers and reach places a lot of normal fleshy things can't. She can also chose to be seen if she wants by most people, though some animals and any person connected to spirits can see her even when she doesn't want to be seen. While projecting her spirit, she can fly at a decent speed, but the farther she goes from her body, the more energy she uses. This ability also leaves her body defenseless and she wouldn't know if it was in danger - she could very easily attempt to return only to find she has been eaten by some large entity or kidnapped while she was away. If her body was moved while she was gone, she can generally focus to figure out it's general whereabouts, but it's not precise, and again doesn't tell her the state it's in. She is unsure if she would still sense her body if it was dead as there's no real way for her to test that. Possession (minor) - While projecting her spirit, Shae can chose to possess an entity. Beasts and Monsters with lower willpower are really all she can manage at the moment. If she were to try, she could possess most children. She could also strike a deal with a person to let her in, but she is unaware of this part of her ability at the present. Skills: Acrobatic - She's light on her feet, nimble, and agile. She can climb most things with ease and is almost jarringly bendy. She could easily be a contortionist if she even knew what that was. (( More to be discovered as she learns them )) Non-talents: + At present, Shae's mastery of speech is practically non-existent (though she will pick it up fairly quick), and any broader ideas of mathematics, technology, advanced magical theory, and even philosophy would be lost on her. + She's not really capable of handling a hit well; She has a 'glass jaw' + An over-active olfactory sense means she spends a lot of time in populated places feeling sick and ill at ease. She even gets faint if the smell is particularly pungent. It's not a major hindrance, especially if adrenaline comes into play, but otherwise it would slow her down as she stops to vomit every 10 minutes. (( Will add more as she discovers the things she kind of sucks at )) Personality (overview): Biography: Presently, there is very little to say about Shae - she simply woke up in a forest a handful of days (maybe a couple weeks?) ago. She is aware she is unnatural and while she doesn't have any memories or real knowledge of what's going on, she definitely seems to have some patterns that her body naturally falls into. From time to time certain things she sees or think will just click or resonate with her as if remembering something without any reason to remember it. The hidden truth of Shae is that she was once a human, but the chaos and changes that plagued the land twisted her into something else entirely. The girl she was before is dead and can't be brought back, though the body has it's own kind of memories which allow Shae to learn certain things fairly quickly, especially with adequate instruction. There is a small chance actual memories from the girl before might still exist in her head, but once again, Shae is more like a spirit occupy a soulless body she is keeping sustained, preserved, and functioning. Appearance: Hair: Shae has somewhat wild white hair that is haphazardly layered and cut. She doesn't seem to pay it much attention. Eyes: Bright blue that glows in low/dark lighting. Physique: Shae is a rather thin entity and kind of gives the impression that she could be snatched away by a light breeze. Her skin has an ever so slight greyish quality, and is covered in strange blue tattoos that often pulsate and shimmer when she's using magic or near strong magical sources. She looks delicate but wild, and stands 5''4.
  10. I have a new divination character as well! But she married into the family, wasn't born there. Maybe they can bond over terrible visions of the future. 😂
  11. Victra Titancourt didn't quite know what to make of the letter she had received from Ampelos requesting her aid; honestly, she was surprised the man even knew who she was. Sure, they were cousins (distant ones, but it was a true statement none the less), but it wasn't like she had many accomplishments under her belt unlike the former. Hell, she wasn't even sure she was considered and actual adult by many members of her family; her parents certainly still treated her like a child so why would any other person over the age of 20 do differently? Her level of maturity was one of many sources that caused tension between the young social butterfly and much more conservative parents - if she were to list all the other faults she supposedly had in their eyes, she'd have to spend a day dedicated to that task alone. Even then she probably would miss some. Annoyed by her train of thought, the lithe female wrinkled her small nose and glanced down at the creamy paper she held in her hands to read the words once again. Yeah, that was definitely her name and those words definitely meant to meet at the little estate on the shoreline so she wasn't going crazy. But... why? Certainly there were people with better contacts then herself and a bigger list of assets. Or maybe that wasn't what Ampelos needed? Did he want someone whose allies and previous connections weren't well known enough to taint a possible alliance with others? That could make sense, but she felt like she was grasping at straws. Deciding she wasn't going to find any more answers in the letter that she had already thoroughly dissected for hidden meanings, she stuffed it into her pocket and took a deep breath. Alright, so, she was just going to meet her cousin and see what he wanted and so long as she was pretty sure he wasn't using this to make a mockery of her, then it was honestly a great opportunity. And she really needed to get out of the Estate more - see the world, or a bit of it, and actually see the few penpals she had maintained over the years. A small smile curled across her pixie like face as her steady stroll brought her to the marked meeting place. It took all of a second for her large doe eyes to fall on the blonde hair of the man she had only really seen from distance at family events. "Ampelos!" She called out cheerfully, coming around the little table set with drinks. She looked down at her hand then stuck it out towards the man. "I'm Victra, though you probably knew that already." She glanced at the drinks again. "One of those for me?"
  12. Thank you for the welcome! I recognize a few people here already. I'm looking forward to writing with them and some new people again. :3 For those of you that don't know me, you can call me Min or Minnie for short. I've been RPing for about 13 years now (maybe more) though it was mostly contained to Gaia. As for characters I have two members for house Dali in the works - Victra who will be joining Supernal and Token's characters on their adventure, and a young widow named Delaney whose a Divination caster that married into the family. I'll probably stick the latter into the hub thread for now.
  13. Thank you very much! I saw you stumbled across both my gals. I'm looking forward to using them. Hopefully post Delaney in the hub thread some time this week.
  14. Can do! I'll save my likes on your posts for when I feel there's something you need to read too, haha.
  15. I was thinking they could be cousins or second cousins as well. Based solely off appearance, I'd say Icarus and Ampelos probably come off as better cousins and then have Victra a little more distantly related, but not by much. I'm also going with her father being a Goldcourt, but her mother was initially from the Titansinger branch of the family (if that helps sort out how and where the relations come in)
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