Channel Name: Private Chat
[ 2015.03.10 02:51:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Ave, again Ms. Jenneth. How can I help you?
[ 2015.03.10 02:52:06 ] Aria Jenneth > There are ... two matters I wish to briefly discuss, Praefecta. First and foremost, I seem to be in need of a host organization.
[ 2015.03.10 02:52:34 ] Aria Jenneth > I wish to formally apply to SFRIM ... albeit as an itinerant scholar, rather than a permanent pilot.
[ 2015.03.10 02:53:34 ] Aria Jenneth > Fleet Commander Shutaq recommended I approach you.
[ 2015.03.10 02:53:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly. Her eyes indicate she is thinking as she does. "I see. Well Director Mithra has indicated to me she was willing to open SFRIM up to noviates.... Although judging from the IGS I believe it is not your intention to convert?"
[ 2015.03.10 02:54:42 ] Aria Jenneth > No, Praefecta. My ... intention is to learn. This may ... lead to other things, but my core purpose is to observe, and ... aid others' understanding.
[ 2015.03.10 02:55:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "I certainly am not opposed to that. We have the Good Word channel for that reason also." -c
[ 2015.03.10 02:55:41 ] Aria Jenneth > I am not a likely convert, it is true. But I may help others to find you, hopefully less ... hampered by ... their own preconceptions.
[ 2015.03.10 02:56:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
[ 2015.03.10 02:56:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "While I am the recruiter, i do so within the guidelines Director Mithra has laid down for me. As this is a different situation I'd need to discuss it with her."
[ 2015.03.10 02:56:40 ] Aria Jenneth > Of course, Praefecta.
[ 2015.03.10 02:56:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I don't even think my usual interview questions could be used at all..." she frowns slightly.
[ 2015.03.10 02:57:10 ] Aria Jenneth > ... If I may humbly suggest, Praefecta ...
[ 2015.03.10 02:57:30 ] Aria Jenneth > ... the purpose of an interview is normally to get to know an applicant.
[ 2015.03.10 02:57:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
[ 2015.03.10 02:58:19 ] Aria Jenneth > My ... purpose and methods are ... fairly readily visible. And I am willing to answer any and all questions you might ... seek to put to me.
[ 2015.03.10 02:58:35 ] Aria Jenneth > ... assuming I know the answers, of course.
[ 2015.03.10 02:59:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "My main concern of course is whether you'd use anything you learned against us. Your past historu, which i know you don't recall, can be troubling."
[ 2015.03.10 03:02:41 ] Aria Jenneth > It is ... a fair question, Praefecta.
[ 2015.03.10 03:03:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gazes at Aria's feed, remaining silent.
[ 2015.03.10 03:03:31 ] Aria Jenneth > In ... some sense, I do not know the answers. It is ... not my intention ever to do so.
[ 2015.03.10 03:04:54 ] Aria Jenneth > ... But it is also true that I ... have been a ... dark creature before. It may be that I will ... do so again, some day. It's not an end I am ... looking for.
[ 2015.03.10 03:05:15 ] Aria Jenneth > It's not what I want to be. But then, I'm not ... quite sure what I do want to be.
[ 2015.03.10 03:05:48 ] Aria Jenneth > The ... best answer I can offer is that regardless of the ... state of my soul, I've ... apparently always been a creature of integrity.
[ 2015.03.10 03:06:12 ] Aria Jenneth > Even if ... sometimes of a sort that you might find hard to recognize.
[ 2015.03.10 03:06:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly.
[ 2015.03.10 03:06:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Can you explain to me what happened to you? Everyone has danced around the issue when I hear pieces ofit."
[ 2015.03.10 03:07:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Perhaps thay will help me understand where you are now.
[ 2015.03.10 03:07:15 ] Aria Jenneth > I've never been much of a liar, Praefecta, or a spy.
[ 2015.03.10 03:07:37 ] Aria Jenneth > The ... best I can do is probably to send you the log I received after my ... awakening, so to speak.
[ 2015.03.10 03:08:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Okay. May I share it with Nicoletta?"
[ 2015.03.10 03:09:15 ] Aria Jenneth > You may.
[ 2015.03.10 03:09:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "You've sort of explained why you are interested in SFRIM. And I've seen your posts on IGS. But... why didn't PIE take you? You have a lot of combat expeience, or had."
[ 2015.03.10 03:10:12 ] Aria Jenneth > They, for very principled reasons, don't want me fighting for them, Praefecta.
[ 2015.03.10 03:10:38 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm afraid Mr. Shutaq was ... sort of horrified when he thought the whole thing through.
[ 2015.03.10 03:11:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I respect his judgment. *she frowns slightly* why he was horrified?
[ 2015.03.10 03:11:11 ] Aria Jenneth > And, absent that role, they're not quite willing to take me on. Though they have invited me to come along on fleet ops as an observer.
[ 2015.03.10 03:11:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly but does not interrupt
[ 2015.03.10 03:12:20 ] Aria Jenneth > In Achur tradition, we have a Path of life that is the way of a warrior monk. Such a warrior does not fight for gold or loyalty, but the perfection of her soul.
[ 2015.03.10 03:12:35 ] Aria Jenneth > Thus, the idea of a warrior scholar is natural to us.
[ 2015.03.10 03:13:05 ] Aria Jenneth > The Path of the Sword is a path to insight.
[ 2015.03.10 03:13:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
[ 2015.03.10 03:13:55 ] Aria Jenneth > Conceived from an Amarrian universalist moral perspective, however, this is indistinguishable from a mercenary, a killer for hire, who is simply paid in unusual coin.
[ 2015.03.10 03:14:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I see. Well Both Praefecta Mithra and Sir Shutaq would know more about than me." She frowns slightly 'Still.. it's a path to try to perfect the soul even if not the one I'd prefer people take."
[ 2015.03.10 03:15:10 ] Aria Jenneth > The idea that I would willingly shed blood to expand my knowledge was ... repellant. I have therefore promised not to shed blood for the Empire for this reason.
[ 2015.03.10 03:16:04 ] Aria Jenneth > It is a different faith's conception of the soul, and the path to its perfection, Praefecta. Respectfully, I doubt Ms. Mithra would see it as a sacred path.
[ 2015.03.10 03:17:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly. "Well. Given that promise, I think that is not a concern. To me anyway"
[ 2015.03.10 03:17:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "As an Amarr organization, we do support slavery. While some people misconcieve our stance as abolitionist because we insiatt that they be humanely treated and that the purpose is theological, we are not anti-slavery."
[ 2015.03.10 03:17:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "is that an issue, Ms. Jenneth?"
[ 2015.03.10 03:20:49 ] Aria Jenneth > It would probably be an issue if I were Matari, Praefecta. I am not, and though I may seek to learn all I can of the institution and its effects, I have no position on it myself.
[ 2015.03.10 03:21:26 ] Aria Jenneth > I have been avoiding taking a side on the current petition on the IGS for that reason.
[ 2015.03.10 03:21:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly.
[ 2015.03.10 03:21:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "We do not require our members to take a positiom."
[ 2015.03.10 03:21:58 ] Aria Jenneth > As an aside, Praefecta ...
[ 2015.03.10 03:22:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "On the petition, that is"
[ 2015.03.10 03:22:57 ] Aria Jenneth > My ... set of assumptions and preconceived notions I carry, most are Caldari. The Caldari do not use slaves, and never have, but, also, do not impose their own sense of right and wrong on other cultures. The same is ... true of the Achura.
[ 2015.03.10 03:23:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Alright. And I have worked well with Caldari's in the past..."
[ 2015.03.10 03:25:25 ] Aria Jenneth > *she nods*
[ 2015.03.10 03:25:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "What would you want to do with us? Besides.. erm.. immerse yourself"
[ 2015.03.10 03:28:30 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ...
[ 2015.03.10 03:28:59 ] Aria Jenneth > My activities are a bit circumscribed by my promise not to spill blood in the Empire's name.
[ 2015.03.10 03:29:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I see. What if it was in self-defense?
[ 2015.03.10 03:29:40 ] Aria Jenneth > However, I'm a capable scout, hacker, and ... well, even trader, actually. Though I would need to learn to pilot an Amarrian cargo ship.
[ 2015.03.10 03:29:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I ask this because we have a concrete war declararation threat.
[ 2015.03.10 03:30:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > And I will expect everyone to help in such a case. Especially pilots with.. well.. residual skills.
[ 2015.03.10 03:30:37 ] Aria Jenneth > *she considers*
[ 2015.03.10 03:31:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Who is the opponent?
[ 2015.03.10 03:31:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > the threat has come from the Cult of the Lash.
[ 2015.03.10 03:31:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > In writing to Praefecta Mithra.
[ 2015.03.10 03:32:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > They are a blood raider organization that believes in salvation through torturing others.
[ 2015.03.10 03:32:18 ] Aria Jenneth > Hm. Full disclosure, one of their pilots invited me to come for a visit today.
[ 2015.03.10 03:32:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says that almost with a growl.
[ 2015.03.10 03:32:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I see.
[ 2015.03.10 03:32:24 ] Aria Jenneth > And, I didn't know that last bit.
[ 2015.03.10 03:32:51 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Hm. You know, the more I learn about my position in this universe, the more unsettling it gets.
[ 2015.03.10 03:33:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says sofly "it must be. You are almost.. umm.. like a child in terms of knowing who your peers are right now aren't you?"
[ 2015.03.10 03:35:05 ] Aria Jenneth > A little. Also, apparently a neutral observer is a curiosity, a rarity, and therefore highly desirable even by terrifying people.
[ 2015.03.10 03:35:19 ] Aria Jenneth > ... at least in some cases.
[ 2015.03.10 03:35:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
[ 2015.03.10 03:36:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I guess I am puzzled by one sort of....Well we call it the Royal White Fedo in the room..
[ 2015.03.10 03:36:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > and I am afraid i will offend you with this question
[ 2015.03.10 03:36:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote frowns.
[ 2015.03.10 03:36:52 ] Aria Jenneth > ... even so, please ask, Praefecta.
[ 2015.03.10 03:37:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Is there a moral line you will not cross or judgment you are willing to make? I am not discerning one yet. You seem very.. neutral"
[ 2015.03.10 03:38:11 ] Aria Jenneth > *she sighs* Possibly. I am ... not sure, myself.
[ 2015.03.10 03:39:01 ] Aria Jenneth > My faith-- and please understand I only very recently learned that I still have it-- is of a particular Achur sect.
[ 2015.03.10 03:39:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly "I know you say you will keep you word. So there is thatl."
[ 2015.03.10 03:39:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "What sect?"
[ 2015.03.10 03:39:41 ] Aria Jenneth > Shuijing. It means a crystal, of suitable clarity to be used for jewelry.
[ 2015.03.10 03:40:01 ] Aria Jenneth > ... which is ... essentially our focus: clarity.
[ 2015.03.10 03:40:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > " I see. That sounds intriguing to be so focused."
[ 2015.03.10 03:41:14 ] Aria Jenneth > Our sect teaches that to understand the universe, the Totality ... one must see both one's self and the universe clearly.
[ 2015.03.10 03:42:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > In my faith, self examination is important...
[ 2015.03.10 03:42:31 ] Aria Jenneth > Our ... moral code is based on context.
[ 2015.03.10 03:43:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote frowns slightly. "That sounds a bit subjective."
[ 2015.03.10 03:43:33 ] Aria Jenneth > For me to own slaves as an Achur, for example, would be a clear violation of my proper role. Achura do not own slaves, therefore I may not.
[ 2015.03.10 03:43:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I see.
[ 2015.03.10 03:44:11 ] Aria Jenneth > ... But it is also wrong for me to tell you that you should not; you are not an Achur, and it is not my proper role to say how you should live.
[ 2015.03.10 03:44:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Hrm. Well i suspect if I am get permission for you to join this will educational for each of us,...
[ 2015.03.10 03:45:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Which again is sort of what Director Mithra was trying for with the Good Word. So I might be able to persaude her."
[ 2015.03.10 03:46:01 ] Aria Jenneth > *she nods* Thank you, Praefecta. Um.... We do have ... three basic, guiding duties that our sect teaches come of being human.
[ 2015.03.10 03:46:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote tilts her head slightly, she brushes some locks back hastily, as she listens
[ 2015.03.10 03:46:40 ] Aria Jenneth > And that are more or less inherent to that state, as we see it.
[ 2015.03.10 03:47:25 ] Aria Jenneth > Moderation, for to go to extremes tramples the lives of others.
[ 2015.03.10 03:48:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly/
[ 2015.03.10 03:48:34 ] Aria Jenneth > Humility, for we are all of us mere fragments of the Totality, and largely blind and deaf to the world.
[ 2015.03.10 03:49:50 ] Aria Jenneth > Compassion, for we are all part of this world together.
[ 2015.03.10 03:50:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pauses "... well I honestly don't think those are bad virtues to ascribe to. The Cluster would be a better place if more people had them"
[ 2015.03.10 03:51:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote stretches at her desk where she is. "Well you intrigue me. i will talk to my co directors." She glances at Aria "Do you have any questions of me about SFRIM? I think I've covered enough for my co-directors to review."
[ 2015.03.10 03:55:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > ((I also need to talk OOC for a moment after any questionsor if uou have none))
[ 2015.03.10 03:55:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... presently, no-- though I'm sure I'll have plenty later.
[ 2015.03.10 03:55:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Alright then. I will try not to keep you hanging and I will let you know as soon I get word back.
[ 2015.03.10 03:56:17 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. By the way, Anyanka Funk has just attempted to present me with a unit of slaves.
[ 2015.03.10 03:56:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I thought I should maybe ... mention to someone.
[ 2015.03.10 03:56:43 ] Aria Jenneth > I have declined.
[ 2015.03.10 03:57:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote frowns "I wonder what's that all about. "
[ 2015.03.10 03:58:30 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. Praefecta? ... I cannot fight for the Empire. But I could fight for you.
[ 2015.03.10 03:58:45 ] Aria Jenneth > If you are ... willing for that to be the way of it.
[ 2015.03.10 03:58:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Alright."
[ 2015.03.10 03:59:42 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *she bows her head* It ... feels as though I am skirting my word.
[ 2015.03.10 04:00:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > She yawns. "Well... I can talk to Sir Shutaq. I am not so sure you are. Good night Ms. jenneth and thank you."
[ 2015.03.10 04:00:18 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I would ... feel better about this if we could approach Mr. Shutaq, it's true.
[ 2015.03.10 04:00:24 ] Aria Jenneth > Good night, Praefecta.