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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:27 pm

    **ENTRANCE TO THE GARDENS IN THE YACHT**

    Location: TES Empress's Bounty, Luxury Yacht

    [ 2015.10.23 02:01:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote is seated in the entry garden. Any guests would be escorted from the shuttle hangars to this location upon ariival.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:01:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pulls out a datapad and reviews who signed up for the tour today.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:03:16 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote arrives at the garden having been escorted from her shuttle. She is wearing her militia uniform and she smiles as Luna comes into view.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:03:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks up expectantly. She smiles warmly and rises as she sees Daisha.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:03:35 ] Rhoxy Runekin > A basketball-sized brightly colored, though mostly purple drone gracefully hovers up to luna, the screen on it's surface lighting up to show Rhoxy. "Ave Lady Aspenstar!" she exclaims, the drone floating a little too close.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:04:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote twitches slightly. She glances at the drone and says with a light sigh "Hello Neophyte Runekin. I am glad you could make it in some form..."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:04:19 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote makes his way in as well a slight limp in his step , he bows to the Lady as he enters the room
    [ 2015.10.23 02:04:38 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote bows slightly before Luna. "Lady Aspentar, how good it is to see you. Thank you for inviting me to this!"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:04:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Shaddam "Hello Aspirant Daphiti." She frowns "Will you be up for a walking tour?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:05:20 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote nods "it is only a minor disconfort, I an still quite capable, but thank you for your concern"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:05:33 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote arrives. She's put a dark red jacket on her normal black dress blouse. The Divine Commodore insignia and Sarum swords on the collar. Her boots, shined and polished click on the floor.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:05:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods at Shaddam and smiles at Daisha "of course Aspirant." She chuckles "this is my ship. Why don't we make it easier and be a little informal. I want people to relax. You can call me Luna"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:05:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles at Alizabeth "hello Ms. Vea, thank you for joiningus"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:06:52 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote smiles and nods to Alizabeth, as she notices the uniform. "Of course, Luna! Where do we begin? Are we waiting for others?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:06:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at everyone "I think everyone is here now."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:07:22 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Thank you, Ms. Aspenstar, for your invitation."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:07:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > My pleasure.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:07:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says by way of introduction.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:07:49 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote 's drone floats here and there, it's camera zooming in to see who all has arrived.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:07:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "This was the Exhibit I presented at the New Eden Fair. It was so well received, I decided to keep it."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:08:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "While there is an.. er.. holographic Luna in each room which will explain things. Since I am here, I am happy to answer any questions."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:09:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Since most people usually envision Dam Torsad, I usually start there." She gestures to the portal to the formal gardens.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:09:31 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote chuckles. "Twice the Luna for he price of one! Lead the way, when we are ready, then."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:09:36 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods, listening, adopting a parade rest stance.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:09:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles. "Follow me then"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:10:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exits.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:10:13 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote chucles slightly and follows with the others into the adjoinging section
    [ 2015.10.23 02:10:23 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote follows the group
    [ 2015.10.23 02:10:25 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote comes to attention and follows right along
    [ 2015.10.23 02:10:29 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote floats along in the midle of the group
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:29 pm

     ***FORMAL GARDEN OF DAM TORSAD***

    [ 2015.10.23 02:10:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote steps to the side to allow the group to enter. As they do she makes her way near the statue.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:11:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote begins to absently pluck some roses and begins to braid while she lets them take it in, before she takes questions.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:11:43 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote enters and starts to walk around, examining the surroundings.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:12:24 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote pases between the rows of flowers carefull not to disturbthem almost meditativly
    [ 2015.10.23 02:12:35 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote walks in and pays close attention to the holo Luna recording.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:12:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote continues to braid. She glances at the group.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:14:32 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote floats up high to see the hdge design in it's entirety.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:15:22 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote looks to Luna and the braid and things click into place. She looks around for a statue of Jamyl.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:15:35 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote finds it easily enough.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:15:38 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote bends down seeing a small , ugly, catterpiller like creature amid the flowers.. "Hello there.. you don't belong on the soil.. here " he carefully places it on the stalk of one rose..
    [ 2015.10.23 02:16:11 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote after she listens the recording, smiling at the various garden beds, she walks over towards Luna. "Exquiste. I must admit i did not know about anything your recording went over. Hoe long did it take to create these garden beds?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:17:05 ] Shaddam Daphiti > the fact that you imported the native polinating species.. is impressive
    [ 2015.10.23 02:17:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well usually it can take years if you start from scratch"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:17:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But for the fair I was able to locate cultivated plants already grown."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:17:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Lord Ikhr was quite instrumental in that regard I admit"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:17:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "And so we set up these gardens as if they were mature"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:18:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "These are each as if in the peak growing season"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:18:27 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote nods. "It is truly a wonder how they are done. Very fitting for what they represent!"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:18:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles at Daisha.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:18:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote finishes braiding her roses.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:18:47 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote floats over a rose, the drone begins to make a vaccuume-like noise, nearly taking off a few petals. "these are... orange-scented?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:18:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Different flowers do have different scents"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:19:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "You will find also that the formal gardens vary depending on the holder or the planet"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:19:30 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote simply watches impassively, her gaze flicking about from one sight to the next. She sees all and hears all.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:19:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "They often have their own symblism and flowers they choose."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:19:35 ] Shaddam Daphiti > quite.. so
    [ 2015.10.23 02:19:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Such as as the Sarum Redwood."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:20:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I selected these flowers" she indicates "to reflect the Society, the symbols of which are the sceptre and the crown"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:20:42 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote carefully steps out from admit the flowwers not a speck of dirt on his shoes
    [ 2015.10.23 02:21:10 ] Daisha Voluptia > And what are the statues made out of? Who made them?
    [ 2015.10.23 02:21:12 ] Shaddam Daphiti > amidst*
    [ 2015.10.23 02:21:13 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote gathers the scents of a few more flowers, and then strolls along in a wide circle.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:21:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Artisans engaged by the nobles do. The Ni-Kunni in particular are known for their talents, They may use a local stone or material"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:22:43 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote nods and walks around some more, taking a second look at everything.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:24:37 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote steps to the side of the statue looking down at a detail on it's fringe, nodding aprovingly
    [ 2015.10.23 02:24:54 ] Shaddam Daphiti > someone knew her well...
    [ 2015.10.23 02:25:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:25:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I miss her."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:25:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote twitches. She says lightly "Shall we move on to the Colonist's garden?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:26:03 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote goes over to the statue. In all the Empress's apprearances, she never visited. Because of her alliance, because of Mittani and Max. Her hands curl into a fist, in a fury.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:26:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances quietly at Ali.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:26:16 ] Shaddam Daphiti > even in her death she serves as the Words of wisdom she spoke are still repeated
    [ 2015.10.23 02:26:57 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote turns around at Luna's question. "I am ready when everyone else is."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:27:20 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote floats over to the next door
    [ 2015.10.23 02:27:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says softly "Would you like to place this one her?" She looks at Ali. "It's a custom where I come from." She holds up a braided crown of roses.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:28:44 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote turns as well ready to move with the others, he notes the expression on the Crusaiders face
    [ 2015.10.23 02:28:55 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote looks to Luna and takes a moment. "I would be honored." And Ali gingerly takes the crown of roses and reaches up to place it on the statue. She gives it a tiny adjust and steps back to make a proper bow to the statue.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:29:39 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote dips her drone to the statue as well.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:30:06 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote lowers his head in a silent moment of respect
    [ 2015.10.23 02:30:19 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote turns and salutes as Alizabeth places the roses
    [ 2015.10.23 02:30:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote bows her head. She glances at the group and says quietly "Let's go"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:31:24 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote drops her salute and turns to follow Luna
    [ 2015.10.23 02:33:02 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote murmurs softly in Napanii. "I will revere you as my ancestor, Jamyl." With that, she turns and heads off quickly to follow.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:30 pm

    *** A COLONIST'S GARDEN***

    [ 2015.10.23 02:32:23 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote follows the group into this section of the garden, noting the attention to detail
    [ 2015.10.23 02:32:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. She involuntarly startles as some lightning strikes, then remembers it is a holofield. She blushes and steps aside for the others.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:33:28 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote enters and notices the holofield right away, then turning to look at the new beds
    [ 2015.10.23 02:34:38 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote strokes her chin as she examines the herbs. "I don't know some of these, i must admit!"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:34:59 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote enters the room last, a few moments after everyone and stops, awestruck. She looks up at the sky and then around.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:35:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances upwards at the 'sky', catching sight of one of the jellyfish.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:36:21 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote chuckles, the fruit, tiny as they are of some of these make the very best wines..
    [ 2015.10.23 02:36:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles " "the colonist's call that the 'Veil of Heaven'" She indicates to the sky.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:36:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Life finds a way even in strange worlds like this. But we'd die outside the domes."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:36:57 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote walks over to Luna, looking up at the sky. "What are those....things moving around?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:37:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "They are fed by the energies of the storm, Daisha"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:37:56 ] Shaddam Daphiti > they have many names and are not on all stormworlds.. Air Jelly is one translation
    [ 2015.10.23 02:38:59 ] Shaddam Daphiti > beutifull, and equally lethal
    [ 2015.10.23 02:39:22 ] Daisha Voluptia > I see, very interesting. Eh, i am rather embarrased to ask, but by chance Luna, are we allowed to taste these herbs?
    [ 2015.10.23 02:39:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Sure"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:40:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles 'they are all edible and meant for the kitchem"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:40:25 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote looks surprised. One does not normally eat the exhibits in a museum.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:40:54 ] Shaddam Daphiti > oh what good does a garden do with it'd fruits forbiddon?
    [ 2015.10.23 02:40:56 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote chuckles. "Of course, but this being an exhibit i....ah well, i want to try the ones i haven't seen before!"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:41:22 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote walks over to a bed and starts to sample herbs
    [ 2015.10.23 02:41:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "It's my gardens now." She giggles.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:42:00 ] Shaddam Daphiti > "you'll wantr to crush the berry of the St. Junips wart
    [ 2015.10.23 02:42:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "This one may seem plain but in some ways it is one of the most important"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:42:14 ] Shaddam Daphiti > it's also good for easing muscle pain
    [ 2015.10.23 02:42:26 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote decides that when one is in Dam-Torsad, do as the Amarr do and then takes a leaf of spearmint and nibbles.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:42:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "While most colonies can't be totally self-sufficient in a world like this, it helps provide essential vitamins and fresh foods in between shipments from the main worlds"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:43:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Usually a group of families will coordinate and grow different crops which they then trade with each other."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:43:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > And of course it helps clean the atmosphere in the dome and take off some of the 'artificial air' smell from the scubbers"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:43:41 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote nods as Luna speaks, munching on an Amarr Chamomile
    [ 2015.10.23 02:44:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Does anyone else have any questions?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:45:08 ] Daisha Voluptia > Your recording said that slaves sometimes have their own herb gardens in their quarters..i was unaware such provisions existed for them...Forgive my unawareness *she chuckles
    [ 2015.10.23 02:45:09 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote just shakes her head, eyes still looking up.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:46:28 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote nods at the comment
    [ 2015.10.23 02:46:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes. Slaves generally have their own quarters and a private garden such as this may be there quiet space."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:46:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Solely for practicality of course. They will grow food typically."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:47:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "It is a misnomer that most slaves in the Empire are in the salt miners"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:47:15 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote adopts a stone masque.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:47:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "They fulfull a wide range of roles, and are given a level of space if they demonstrate they can be trusted"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:47:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says lightly "Would you like to see the Khanid garden next?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:48:16 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote looks ready to speak then seems to change his mind ... "yes, please do lead on"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:48:19 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote smiles. "Of course! Is everyone else ready to proceed?"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:48:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. She leads the way to the next garden space.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:49:06 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods and follows.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:31 pm

    **A KHANID MEDITATION GARDEN***

    [ 2015.10.23 02:49:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters, and as before she steps to the side to allow people to wander and take the garden in.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:50:31 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote carefully steps within, pausing for a moment as the kingdoms Symbol becomes visable in one corner.. taking a breath to center himself he moses in with the rest
    [ 2015.10.23 02:50:46 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote enters and takes in the exhibit, listening closely to the recording
    [ 2015.10.23 02:51:45 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote looks around and recognizes the reason why the State and the Kingdom are close.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:52:54 ] Daisha Voluptia > Luna, what are these bounty hunters you speak of?
    [ 2015.10.23 02:53:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "They are an elite group of Khanid cyberknights. If you access your datapad, additional information can be accessed through the link. it is rather rare that capsuleers run into them although I have heard of such occasions.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:54:43 ] Daisha Voluptia > Interesting, So far i am learning so much from these exhbits. Only you could mix together such a perfect balance of beauty and knowledge!
    [ 2015.10.23 02:55:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "As is typical of such khanid groups, they are known for their discipline and focus. The Mashtori, however, are often engaged directly by the Khanid crown and Navuy being the best of the best"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:55:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "Thank you Daisha"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:55:48 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods in agreement.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:55:49 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote stops a moment "excuse me..." he reaches behind his ear, removing an object and replacing it with another..
    [ 2015.10.23 02:56:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances curiously at Shaddam.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:56:55 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote shows the surface of a used skill injection.. and pockets it "unexpected early completion"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:57:03 ] Daisha Voluptia > Has Lady Lianne seen these exhbits? She would love this lily pond!
    [ 2015.10.23 02:58:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I hope to show her some time." she twitches "I understand Lady Lianna is dealing with probloems from the recent attacks. I hope to visit in the coming days with some aid for her"
    [ 2015.10.23 02:58:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Right now my staff is collecting all the materiel" she sighs.
    [ 2015.10.23 02:59:17 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote nods. "Indeed..." she changes the subject. "Are we allowed to take photos? I would send her some pictures, as well as Captain Shutaq."
    [ 2015.10.23 02:59:18 ] Shaddam Daphiti > looks at the area with some sadness" It would be a great shame, if ... such gardens in khanid became a rareity... with recent events. I pray that doesnt happen"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:00:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "You are of course welcome to take pictureS" She smiles at Daisha. She looks a bit troubled by Shaddam's comments.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:00:30 ] Alizabeth Vea > "All of our possession are fleeting."
    [ 2015.10.23 03:01:24 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote pulls a camera out and begins to snap photos of the pond and firs to send to Shalee.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:02:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I shall pray that the faithful capsuleers in the Tourney help protect us from such an outcome" she looks at Shaddam
    [ 2015.10.23 03:02:41 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote nods
    [ 2015.10.23 03:03:01 ] Daisha Voluptia > I pray as well such beauty as i've seen so far never fades away..
    [ 2015.10.23 03:04:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I confess in some ways the last garden is my favorite. Although it is more of a natural inspiration for gardens than a garden itself"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:04:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Are you ready for the Ni-Kunni garden?"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:04:54 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smiles wide. "That, I would love to see."
    [ 2015.10.23 03:05:25 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote grins. "Yes, so far you have not disappointed!"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:05:26 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote turns to move with the group, looking back only for a moment at that garden..
    [ 2015.10.23 03:05:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote makes her way to the last (for now!) garden
    [ 2015.10.23 03:05:50 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote leaves the Khanid garden without a second thought.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:41 pm

    ** A NI KUNNI WATER GARDEN ***

    [ 2015.10.23 03:06:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. She makes her way down the path to allow the others to again wander and take it in.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:07:33 ] Shaddam Daphiti > /emote enters with the group, his mood visably lightened by the change in atmosphere
    [ 2015.10.23 03:07:40 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote stops and listens to the music, taking in the sight and scent of something . . . just a history now.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:08:54 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote enters and is taken aback at the scene before her
    [ 2015.10.23 03:09:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote makes her way over to a fig tree and plucks one. She glances at the others.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:11:40 ] Daisha Voluptia > /emote walks by the pond, looking at the various palms as she walks
    [ 2015.10.23 03:12:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote follows Luna. "May I?"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:12:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "These spaces are rare and cherished on Mishi IV which is an extraordinary dry planet". She glances at Ali "Yes, of course"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:15:07 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote takes a fig and then pulls out a small utility knife from her pocket and cuts it in two. "Thank you."
    [ 2015.10.23 03:15:25 ] Daisha Voluptia > (( i need to go, but very well done luna, i enjoyed it ))
    [ 2015.10.23 03:16:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:16:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Do any of you have any questions?" She leans against a tree.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:17:26 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smiles, first time tonight and shakes her head as she turns one half inside out and pops it into her mouth
    [ 2015.10.23 03:17:51 ] Shaddam Daphiti > an observation, perhpas... It is a great shame that those who claim we destroy other cultures cannont see this.. perfect example to the contrary
    [ 2015.10.23 03:18:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods "That was part of the point of the exhibit. We preserve what is best and in accord with the Faith and God's creation"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:18:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But there is a great diversity within the Empire"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:20:20 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods, putting the other half into her mouth
    [ 2015.10.23 03:20:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Ali "within the Faith, there is room for a great variety of peoples." She walks over towards the pond and listens to the waterfall.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:21:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "you are welcome to remain here as long as you wish. When you are ready someone will take you to your shuttles"
    [ 2015.10.23 03:21:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I unfortunately, need to retire."
    [ 2015.10.23 03:21:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Before I go. do you have any other questions?" she smiles.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:21:43 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "Thank you. I would like to stay for a while."
    [ 2015.10.23 03:22:48 ] Shaddam Daphiti > if allowed I'll metitate a while in the first garden...
    [ 2015.10.23 03:22:54 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Sister Rahma was Ni-Kunni. Reminded me a lot of my ex-wife."
    [ 2015.10.23 03:23:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote tilts her head slightly with interest at Ali, but does not pry at this time. She curtseys to both and departs.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:23:41 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote bows to Luna
    [ 2015.10.23 03:26:55 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote goes over to the waterfall and sits, pulling her feet into her.
    [ 2015.10.23 03:31:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote closes her eyes and leans back against the rocks, lightly tapping her fingers to music
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:31 am

    **ENTRANCE TO THE GARDENS IN THE YACHT**

    [ 2015.10.29 00:46:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote notes her Yacht is in Nahyeen in the corporate hangars.
    [ 2015.10.29 00:46:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote would have sent Nicoletta an invitation to meet her if she had time.
    [ 2015.10.29 00:47:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /slash: /enote notes her crew would have taken Nicoletta to the biodome where Luna moved her gardens after the New Eden Fair.
    [ 2015.10.29 00:48:34 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote was arriving slightly later - apparently having been in the vincinity or at least in space already.
    [ 2015.10.29 00:49:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smooths her simple white dress nervously then smiles brightly "Hello Nicoletta!"
    [ 2015.10.29 00:50:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Thanks coming down here." She blushes slightly "I umm.. wanted to show you gardens and run an idea I had past you."
    [ 2015.10.29 00:51:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "I prepared these as part of my presentation at Ms. Farel's fair."
    [ 2015.10.29 00:52:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Would you like to walk with me?" She smiles softly.
    [ 2015.10.29 00:52:41 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote offers a nod, wearing her usual gold-trimmed abaya of finest black spider silk. "Hello Lunarisse. Sure, I took notice that you did, I couldn't make it to the fair, though, as you certainly were able to discern. - Ah, yes. Lead the way."
    [ 2015.10.29 00:53:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods and makes her way to the Formal Garden first.
    [ 2015.10.29 00:53:25 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote follows along Lunarisse.

    ***FORMAL GARDEN OF DAM TORSAD***

    [ 2015.10.29 00:54:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters and steps to the side for Nicoletta. "I made these to try to show aspects of the Empire's culture to outsiders as a means of information."
    [ 2015.10.29 00:55:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles nervously glancing at Nicoletta "there's a few nods to the Society in this one..
    [ 2015.10.29 00:56:12 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote smiles a little and offers another nod, walking beside Lunarisse. "I can see that much." She answers, apparently paying attention to the details of her sorroundings.
    [ 2015.10.29 00:57:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am considering asking our Perigrinans who has returned.. not unsurprisingly in my view given the seeds we planted and how barren the soil was elsewhere... to do a weekly meditiation in each of these gardens"
    [ 2015.10.29 00:58:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Nicoletta knowing full well Nicoletta has more experience coming up with exercises than she does!
    [ 2015.10.29 00:59:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says lightly, dancing between the two subjects she's raised, "Do you have any questions about this garden?"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:00:51 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote gives a pensive, yet approving nod. "It is always good to consider such things." Nicoletta takes a look around, shaking her head slightly. "I don't think so, no. It's obvious you put a lot of planning into it."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:01:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "The Khanid garden is particularly suited to meditation"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:01:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles. "Follow?"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:01:39 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote gives another nod. "Sure."

    **A KHANID MEDITATION GARDEN***

    [ 2015.10.29 01:02:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. She walks at a steady pace along the path so Nicoletta can take her time.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:04:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says softly "This was inspired by Dame Freya Terona's garden she showed me once. I miss her so."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:05:17 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote again walks along Lunarisse, taking note of every detail of the gardens she's walked through. Nico doesn't respond in speech, but simply gives a nod in response, pensive.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:05:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I should invite Lord Pitojee and his lovely wife" she glances around as she walks slowly.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:06:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But I was thinking of starting here with Aria give her achuran background."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:07:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says wryly "i am not sure the next garden is conducive to meditation at all!"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:08:22 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote smiles and shrugs. "At some point in meditative practice, the sorroundings stop to matter much. At the start, they might be helpful. But the important part is to guide the wandering mind to the true goal it seeks."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:08:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:08:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Do you have any questions of this one?" She is partly in tour guide mode.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:11:13 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote shakes her head. "Nah, it is a beautiful garden, though. The polluted city is there for educationary purposes, I assume?" Nico offers a little wink, not expecting a response she adds. "I'm good to head on."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:11:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "let's go to the Colonist garden next. It's a bit like where I grew up... well, while still had mom and dad"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:11:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exits to that one.

    *** A COLONIST'S GARDEN***

    [ 2015.10.29 01:12:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote flinches as a bolt of lightning and thunder rattles the space, forgetting for a moment that it's not real.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:12:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote blushes at Nicoletta "Err.. my pardon"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:14:04 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote chuckles a little. "I see you made sure to have this appear as real as feasible!"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:14:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles softly.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:16:11 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote takes a look around, especially studying the Jellyfish-lik creatures.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:16:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "the Jellyfish are known as the "veil of heaven" or "sefrim's locks" depending on who you asl"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:16:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "they actually survive off the energies of this planet. It just goes to show, God usually finds a way to do his work"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:18:06 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote nods. "He sure does - though sometimes in quite mysterious ways."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:19:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances "My favorite is the last. it's not strictly a garden but rather an inspiration for them"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:19:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Are you ready to go to the Ni-Kunni garden?"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:19:55 ] Nicoletta Mithra > "At times, though, we should be more cooperative than we actually are - that'd spare him and us a lot of detours." She adds, rubbing her neck while eying the strange creatures. She then nods again. "Sure, let us go."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:20:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles at Nicoletta, then departs.

    ** A NI KUNNI WATER GARDEN ***

    [ 2015.10.29 01:20:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. She smiles taking in the cool air and listening to the sounds of the waterfall and the music.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:23:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote leans against a fig tree and absently plucks a fig "How have you been Nicoletta?"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:25:36 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote takes a look around, a smile sneaking onto her lips. "Oh, I've had a lot to do planetsides. Still do. Family business never ends. I also feel, ah, tired of troubling myself with getting involved into politics. I think I will retreat from...
    [ 2015.10.29 01:26:22 ] Nicoletta Mithra > "that in favour of contemplating God. Might hand on the family leadership to a cousin."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:26:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods and says softly "the political does have a way of getting in the way of the spiritual..."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:27:46 ] Nicoletta Mithra > "That is, though, not how it is supposed to be in the Empire."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:28:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I think what is supposed to be sometimes turns into aspirational versus what is at times"; She sighs. "Many of the Holders I speak with have a spiritual emptiness."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:29:48 ] Nicoletta Mithra > "I prefer spiritual riches to all the others." Nico shrugs. "Because they include all the riches that are important."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:30:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:30:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am glad you haven't changed"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:31:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles and holds out a fig "want one?"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:33:15 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote raises a hand, shaking her head, thankfully. "Thanks but no thanks. I already had dinner and I need to watch my weight." She winks.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:33:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gives an amused shrug and starts to nibble on the ripe fig.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:34:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I also wanted to ask you. Did you ask Ms. jenneth to meditate on the story of Zakara and Garum yet?"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:34:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "When she was here last time?"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:36:15 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote shakes her head. "No. To my eyes she wasn't really ready for anything like this. She's... impatient. Mainly with herself, but that projects outward as well."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:36:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:37:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I confess.. for me... the gardens are how I find my spiritual center. I was hoping for a two fold purpose on this. To show her more of the Empire, albeit a depiction, and to get her back to resuming her spiritual exercises"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:39:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "the verse i was thinking of was of the two friends."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:40:06 ] Nicoletta Mithra > "I think that the gardens might be conducive for her. Though, thinking about it I'd rather give her a work regimen if I would have to decide on it this time around. Something purposeful, yet mediative. Cleaning duties or gardening work." Nico smiles.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:40:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods and gets a slight smile "Oh I like that idea"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:42:11 ] Nicoletta Mithra > "Well, you have to decide. I'm quite unsure if she is ready to meditate on Scripture just yet. SI doubt she's in the right mindset for it: She's with SFRIM for her well-being, I take it, not for uncomfortable truths - which Scripture might very well...
    [ 2015.10.29 01:42:19 ] Nicoletta Mithra > "contain."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:42:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "No scripture then, for now." She gives a nervous smile "I appreciate your talking to me about this. This aspect of directorship is very new to me"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:44:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But i believe firmly in our mission to try to spread the Good Word, so umm" she looks uncharacteristically bashful "When our lost bird returned I wanted to try again"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:44:49 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote smiles. "Don't try to hard. You can lead a horse to the water, but you can't make it drink."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:45:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gives a nervous giggle. She continues to eat her fig until it is done.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:47:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Thank you taking the time to see my gardens. I hope you approve."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:47:14 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote tilts her head, eyeing Luna. "It's hard, no?"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:47:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods at Nicoletta "Yes it can be. I pray a lot more now.."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:49:28 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote nods, smiling warmly. "If you want my advice: Be patient, don't rush anything you do. Think it through, thoroughly. And above all, confide and trust in God - and that he gave us the ability to reason so that we use it."
    [ 2015.10.29 01:50:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I will try to remember." she gives a faint smile.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:52:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote twitches as her datapad buzzes "And now I need to meet with someone." She sighs and smiles at Nicoletta "it was wonderful to see you. I hope you sort things planetside"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:52:42 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote shakes her head slightly. "There is no shame in weakness, Lunarisse. Especially not once you realised that we all are weak, and we are the weaker the stronger we try to appear: All strength is in God." She nods. "Sure, was good meeting you!"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:53:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles as she rises "Have a Blessed Day". She reaches out touches Nico's arm. "Thank you"
    [ 2015.10.29 01:54:49 ] Nicoletta Mithra > /emote smiles warmly. "God be with you and may he guide your very steps!" She places a hand on one of Luna's shoulders.
    [ 2015.10.29 01:55:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles and departs.







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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:32 am

    **ENTRANCE TO THE GARDENS IN THE YACHT**

    [ 2015.10.29 02:13:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote notes her Yacht is in Mehatoor in the corporate hangars.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:13:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote would have sent Aria an invitation to meet her when she was ready.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:14:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote notes her crew would have taken Aria once she arrives to the biodome where Luna moved her gardens after the New Eden Fair.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:14:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smooths her outfit. She is she appears. She is seated on a bench in the middle of the entry garden.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:15:54 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote arrives quietly. Physically, she's little changed from how Luna likely remembers her-- small, darkly clad, if a little less formally than before, favoring dark tunic and trousers rather than her previous tendency towards more formal garb*
    [ 2015.10.29 02:16:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles brightly "Thanks for taking the time to see me. Checking out our new offices here?";
    [ 2015.10.29 02:17:19 ] Aria Jenneth > *she still takes in the garden with the air of one taking note of everything she can. She bows formally-- and still with practiced grace, in the Dam Torsad manner-- upon reaching Luna*
    [ 2015.10.29 02:18:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote rises and curtsies in response. She continues to smile at Aria.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:18:29 ] Aria Jenneth > "Salve, Directrix. Um. I was largely dropping off a ... piece of war material I though had remained with PY-RE. It turns out it was ... returned to me, after all. It wasn't going to do anyone ... any good, or ... harm, waiting in Prism."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:18:56 ] Aria Jenneth > *she taps the air above her wrist, and a file transfers*
    [ 2015.10.29 02:19:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods curiously.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:19:05 ] Aria Jenneth > Thorn Tree
    [ 2015.10.29 02:19:57 ] Aria Jenneth > She's designed to be used with Crystal implants and, ideally, shield links. And ... um. Standard Blue Pill, Directrix.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:20:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "A formidable ship. You may wish to consider keeping it here in case we have operations, but I do not order my pilots how to manage their capsuleer affairs" She twitches slightly at the mention of the pills.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:20:16 ] Aria Jenneth > From experience, though ... she's a disturbingly powerful design.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:20:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well" she purses her lips slightly "I hope it can be flown without them"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:21:06 ] Aria Jenneth > At increased risk to ship, pilot, and crew, yes.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:21:21 ] Aria Jenneth > The ship's power is in being able to survive things it never ought to be able to.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:22:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Interesting. I won't pretend to know much about those." She sighs "When we support Amarr efforts here we do so in conjunction with experienced combat pilots, like my daughter Maria"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:23:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Aria "When my gardens were in the Federation, did you have a chance to visit or is this your first time?"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:23:46 ] Aria Jenneth > This is ... my first time, Directrix. My ... time in the Federation I mostly spent baselining planetside.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:24:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I see." She quirks a smile "I invited you here because these will generally be in our hangars in mehatoor. Although this saturday I am taking it into matari space to give a tour to some of their pilots. The purpose was to show aspects of the -c
    [ 2015.10.29 02:25:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Empire outsiders are unfamiliar with at the New Eden Cultural Fair. Now.. I keep it as a salve for my mental health and a retreat but I still give tours."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:28:30 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's ... a beautiful place, Directrix. *She looks like she has some further thoughts, but keeps them behind her teeth for the moment*
    [ 2015.10.29 02:28:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says lightly and glances at Aria "Emerita Mithra and I also discussed your renewed spiritual exercises and it seems these will figure into them."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:30:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I would like you to spend a week in each one and help.. tend them," She looks at Aria.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:31:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "When your other duties permit."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:31:40 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Gardening? *the ghost of a smile touches her lips*
    [ 2015.10.29 02:31:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Get to know the plants and the spaces. Help me to keep them flourishing. Let your mind focus on the plants and their growth" She nods.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:31:58 ] Aria Jenneth > Of ... course, Directrix.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:32:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Are you comfortable with this?"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:35:17 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ...
    [ 2015.10.29 02:35:32 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I think I haven't ... dealt much with plants, personally. But ...
    [ 2015.10.29 02:36:20 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I think my antecedent was fond of them. I ... know a little about them.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:36:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote quirks a slight smile "That should be fine then. Over time you see what works and what doesn't. I'll be in from time to time too so don't worry too much about that"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:36:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > As for your choice each week or so, I do not care what order you take them. I will ensure you have a full pass key and can access it anytime you are in Nahyeen when the mood suits you.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:37:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Guests are welcome as well as long as you tend to your duties"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:38:42 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Understood. Um. I may need an itinerary of ... where the ship will be found, Directrix.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:39:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Alright. Until Sunday it will be here after that in Nahyeen unless I tell you otherwise'
    [ 2015.10.29 02:39:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I will find a way to make sure your apprised"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:40:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances "Do you need a tour tonight or do you wish to explore in your own time?"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:41:07 ] Aria Jenneth > I ... um. With great respect, Directrix ... I think this is something I would like to explore myself, if ... I could.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:41:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "That is fine. You will find each room has an.. er.." she blushes "Holographic Luna that will tell a story. it was due to my inability to attend the Fair"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:41:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Beyond that, I will have no influence on your explorations"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:41:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles at Aria.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:42:22 ] Aria Jenneth > Thank you, Directrix.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:43:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "That is all then. Have you had any issues with your re-integration into the Society?" She smiles at Aria.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:43:33 ] Aria Jenneth > *she half-turns, looking around all over again. She's already, barely perceptibly, moving a little more lightly on her feet*
    [ 2015.10.29 02:44:40 ] Aria Jenneth > ... um. None, Directrix. *she pauses for a moment* Except ...
    [ 2015.10.29 02:44:59 ] Aria Jenneth > .... it ... doesn't matter. And it's an outside issue, regardless.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:45:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "if anything comes up at all that poses difficulties. Please let me know. In the meantime, both Lucas and I try to use mail and the corp comms to let people know of opportunities if their other schedules permit."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:46:26 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods* Er-- Directrix? One small question-- is the entry garden on the list? You may have said, but ...
    [ 2015.10.29 02:46:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh." She blushes.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:46:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Truthfully I hadn't considered that to be. But I will let you choose."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:47:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "it is the smallest one," she smiles. "My mother grew forsythia along the entry way to my childhood home."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:47:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "So i ... sorted wanted to work it in somehow."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:47:54 ] Aria Jenneth > ... all right. *she pauses* I'll ... start here, then. This is the smallest, but ... it's pretty highly visible. I'll need to be a little careful, but ... I'll ... make sure not to cause embarrassment.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:48:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Alright then. Thank you Aria."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:48:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Have a Blessed Night, I need to get back to running some routes in the region in my other ship"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:48:46 ] Aria Jenneth > ... thank you, Directrix. ... Um. Actually, maybe I ought to mention this....
    [ 2015.10.29 02:48:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Aria.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:49:27 ] Aria Jenneth > I've ... been in touch, a little, with Aldrith. He's been ... unpleasant, and I thought at first that he just wasn't interested, but ...
    [ 2015.10.29 02:50:13 ] Aria Jenneth > ... he popped up again on the IGS. It's not much, and it's really my own problem, but ...
    [ 2015.10.29 02:50:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I want to make sure he won't become yours, also.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:50:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh. that remark on the IGS was directed to Nauplius, you not."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:50:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Not you"
    [ 2015.10.29 02:51:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am not sure that PIE will organize again if here is another Tower. Seems there is a limit to their zeal." She frowns.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:51:22 ] Aria Jenneth > In context, Praefecta ... I'm pretty sure it wasn't.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:51:31 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm sorry-- Directrix!
    [ 2015.10.29 02:51:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Rest assured, we will if the Butcher resumes." She glances at Aria, uncertain.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:52:00 ] Aria Jenneth > ... "We'll see." He quoted no one, and he replied after Mr. Egivand.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:52:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes, who had remarked about Nauplius puttingup another tower." she frowns.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:52:23 ] Aria Jenneth > ... and what Mr. Nauplius was threatening is ... pretty trivial, compared to what he does every day.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:52:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote simply nods.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:53:14 ] Aria Jenneth > ... But ... Aldrith's given up on me, months back.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:53:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Sir Shutaq has many other pressures on his mind right now."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:53:41 ] Aria Jenneth > I think, at this point, he likely thinks it's more likely that ... I'll harm you, than that you'll help me.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:54:37 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... I'm a little concerned that ... my presence here might cause trouble for you.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:55:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well. Sir Shutaq should know by know what we stand for. I am not.. terribly concerned."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:55:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But if he does create any issues, do let me know."
    [ 2015.10.29 02:55:30 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *she nods*
    [ 2015.10.29 02:56:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Have a Blessed Night" she repeats softly.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:57:10 ] Aria Jenneth > ... and you, Directrix.
    [ 2015.10.29 02:57:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exits.

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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:37 am

    *** A COLONIST'S GARDEN***

    Currently docked in mehatoor

    [2015.10.30 02:20:17 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote is presently out carefully exploring the garden with a pair of sturdy boots, a basket, and a (virtual) reference system she keeps looking at*
    [ 2015.10.30 02:21:18 ] Aria Jenneth > *also a pair of gardening gloves, which are about the only thing she's wearing that isn't colored either black or charcoal gray*
    2015.10.30 02:31:03 ] Aria Jenneth > *after a while at this, she, she gets down on hands and knees and gets to weeding*
    [ 2015.10.30 02:42:36 ] Aria Jenneth > *after a bit, she hops up and makes her way over to the entry exhibit*

    **ENTRANCE TO THE GARDENS IN THE YACHT**'

    2015.10.30 02:43:45 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote pads (somehow, despite being in sturdy boots) in from the Colonist's Garden exhibit and settles down on a bench to wait*
    [ 2015.10.30 02:45:37 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote wanders around aimlessly for a bit to examine and admire everything before actually looking for Aria * > There you are! Heya stranger.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:46:39 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote rises, and bows with a Dam Torsad-style formality that contrasts oddly with a shy smile she's wearing when she straightens*
    [ 2015.10.30 02:47:27 ] Khelben Alderen > It really is a lovely place, this.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:47:38 ] Khelben Alderen > So! How're you? Nice to finally meet'cha. Well.. In person.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:47:52 ] Aria Jenneth > *in person, Aria is tiny-- 4'10" and built like a bird. She's informally clad in tunic and trousers, accompanied by a large pair of boots and a pair of gardening gloves (which, being brown, are the only part of the assembly that isn't black)*
    [ 2015.10.30 02:48:16 ] Aria Jenneth > ... It's good to meet you, too, Mr. Alderen. ... and ... yeah. It is.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:48:41 ] Aria Jenneth > It's the Directrix's ... approach to cultural outreach, you ... could say.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:48:57 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm maybe ... kind of part of that, too.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:49:52 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote chuckles a little through a smile before giving a big ol' bear hug * > Ooh stop being so formal!
    [ 2015.10.30 02:50:13 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote let's go and sits on the bench * > So! How're you doing?
    [ 2015.10.30 02:50:13 ] Aria Jenneth > YEEP! .... mmmph?
    [ 2015.10.30 02:51:00 ] Aria Jenneth > ... um. *she settles down next to him* Well ... mostly just fine.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:51:31 ] Khelben Alderen > I could imagine that working here would be nightmarish if you have allergies..
    [ 2015.10.30 02:51:47 ] Khelben Alderen > So, enjoying your work? Well.. As much as possible, at least?
    [ 2015.10.30 02:51:54 ] Aria Jenneth > ... yeah, but ... not so much. That might have been gene therapy at some point, but ...
    [ 2015.10.30 02:52:01 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > I suspect it isn't exactly the most "fun" of jobs eh?
    [ 2015.10.30 02:52:21 ] Aria Jenneth > ... actually ... I don't mind it at all.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:52:27 ] Khelben Alderen > Good, good.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:52:48 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's ... kind of nice ... thinking about ... how to keep things alive. I've only just started, really, though.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:53:24 ] Aria Jenneth > *she rises* Come on-- I really did only just start. We can talk while I work.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:53:50 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote nods and follows * > Mmmk!
    [ 2015.10.30 02:54:15 ] Aria Jenneth > *she heads into the Colonist's Garden exhibit*

    ***COLONIST'S GARDEN**
    [ 2015.10.30 02:54:52 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote reenters with Khelben Alderen following.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:55:27 ] Aria Jenneth > *she makes her way over to the basket near the herb + vegetable beds, and settles down on hands and knees to resume weeding*
    [ 2015.10.30 02:57:17 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote keeps looking around at all the wonderful flowers before sitting nearby * > I really like this place.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:57:47 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *she sits back for a moment* Pretty, huh? ... I think most of the things I'm weeding out are ... volunteers from the other exhibits. Though maybe some of the hardier stuff came in with the dirt.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:59:04 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote tilts his head and smiles * > Well, i'm not quite an expert when it comes to botany, but, i'm pretty good with manual labor!
    [ 2015.10.30 02:59:17 ] Aria Jenneth > ... It's ... a little hard for me to imagine ... what it'd be like ... having to survive off of just what's here.
    [ 2015.10.30 02:59:56 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm sure the colonists would be trading with their neighbors and so on-- be it ... favors, tools, or a basket of this or that.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:02:24 ] Aria Jenneth > But ... still. You'd kind of be worrying about any little thing that could get in the way. Environment control errors ... introduced pests ...
    [ 2015.10.30 03:02:43 ] Khelben Alderen > Well, i have a sneaking suspicion that those days are behind us. Still, it's nice to think about it every once and a while.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:03:42 ] Aria Jenneth > Well, yeah. But ... we hardly even see fresh vegetables unless we're willing to pay for import.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:04:04 ] Khelben Alderen > Mhm, fair enough.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:04:06 ] Aria Jenneth > How long has it been since you ate an actual tomato?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:04:46 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles and speaks in a mocking tone * > A tomato? What's that? Isn't that a kind of oil?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:05:09 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Like, a fresh one? Here ... *she rises, picking her way across the garden, and plucks just such a luxury item from a vine. She tosses it to him*
    [ 2015.10.30 03:06:10 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote seems a little caught off guard but catches it * > Well, now i can safely say.. It is not an oil.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:06:15 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles warmly *
    [ 2015.10.30 03:07:04 ] Aria Jenneth > *she wades back over and resumes her weeding*
    [ 2015.10.30 03:09:01 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's ... not ... even ... actually that strange ... doing this.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:09:21 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote places the tomato down * > I got'cha. It can feel sort of reward at times. No?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:09:34 ] Aria Jenneth > Well.... Things aren't exactly like this ... back in the monasteries on Achura, I'm sure.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:10:17 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but I think they're not so different, either. Monks ... don't just spend all day, every day, training. This sort of thing is a type of training, too.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:10:34 ] Aria Jenneth > The ... sort of ... rituals of daily living.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:11:13 ] Aria Jenneth > *she sits back again* How disturbed should I be ... that I might even have thought, at some point, that ... this is strange?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:12:03 ] Khelben Alderen > Well, i think it could help teach things like, patience, hard work, and that nothing comes free.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:12:05 ] Khelben Alderen > Things of that nature.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:12:39 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm not sure nothing does come free. That's more a Caldari thing than Achur....
    [ 2015.10.30 03:13:12 ] Aria Jenneth > It's ... kind of a major difference between us.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:13:21 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Achura and Caldari.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:14:07 ] Aria Jenneth > Maybe the major difference.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:14:52 ] Khelben Alderen > Maybe culturaly, but what about you? What do you think of it all?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:15:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ...
    [ 2015.10.30 03:16:15 ] Aria Jenneth > ... money's nice to have. It buys ... beautiful or ... very useful things. Quality. Tools that ... can make a task much easier. Even ... well, maybe especially, in war.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:16:54 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but like all things ... in this world, it's transient.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:17:16 ] Aria Jenneth > You ... have trust issues because people have ... played nasty games with your feelings.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:17:20 ] Aria Jenneth > ....
    [ 2015.10.30 03:17:41 ] Aria Jenneth > Achura ... and that includes me, too ... kind of have the same feelings about material wealth.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:18:28 ] Khelben Alderen > I see.. Well; i suppose i can understand that, then.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:18:40 ] Aria Jenneth > The Caldari were born on a muddy snowball with a few trees growing out of it. Winter there'll kill you for sure if you're not ready for it.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:19:05 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... being ready for it, is kind of what they're about.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:19:08 ] Aria Jenneth > Achura ...
    [ 2015.10.30 03:19:58 ] Aria Jenneth > Earthquakes. Storms. What won't blow over will get shaken down and crush you.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:20:33 ] Aria Jenneth > It breaks things. It'll break you, too, if you get in the way. ... but it won't starve you.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:21:47 ] Khelben Alderen > I'm not quite sure i follow you.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:22:06 ] Aria Jenneth > Caldari Prime taught people to rely on material possessions.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:22:11 ] Aria Jenneth > Achura teaches people not to.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:22:22 ] Khelben Alderen > Ooooooh.. I got'cha now.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:23:03 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... we believe in knowledge, more than wealth.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:23:22 ] Aria Jenneth > The Caldari kind of take advantage, but ... I think that's kind of okay. They get what they want, and so do we.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:23:26 ] Khelben Alderen > That makes sense; i understand now.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:24:06 ] Aria Jenneth > ... As a capsuleer ... I kind of have wealth up to my eyebrows.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:24:27 ] Aria Jenneth > And ... I guess ... it's not nothing to me. But maybe it should be..
    [ 2015.10.30 03:24:28 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > If only you were taller, eh?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:24:45 ] Aria Jenneth > *she smiles at that*
    [ 2015.10.30 03:26:27 ] Khelben Alderen > Well, i'm not sure i think about things that heavily.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:26:58 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it might even be a bad habit to do that. But ... it's one I can't seem to kick.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:27:14 ] Khelben Alderen > It isn't a bad thing, mind you.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:29:12 ] Khelben Alderen > I suppose i'm just not a very talented conversationalist, Hm?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:29:55 ] Aria Jenneth > ... or I tend to rattle on a lot.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:30:12 ] Khelben Alderen > Well, I like to listen to your rattlings, then.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:30:15 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles *
    [ 2015.10.30 03:31:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... what about you, though?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:31:31 ] Khelben Alderen > Hm? What about me?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:31:55 ] Aria Jenneth > Do you think of ... wealth as something really important?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:32:15 ] Khelben Alderen > Not really, but, i don't exactly have my eye on expensive things.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:32:54 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I ... think expensive things are kind of relative, though.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:33:05 ] Khelben Alderen > Very true.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:33:39 ] Aria Jenneth > Like ... out there ... two or three Kestrels can reliably bring down a Daredevil worth ... well. Way more than all of them put together.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:34:16 ] Khelben Alderen > Mhm.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:34:19 ] Aria Jenneth > ... those are cheap little frigates, with ... pretty standard fits. But they could still feed a colony for weeks.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:35:02 ] Khelben Alderen > Economy is quite an unusual thing nowadays.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:36:54 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I think it might always have been a little like that, though.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:39:54 ] Aria Jenneth > A simple sword is ... just ... a strip of steel, basically. But it's still probably not a cheap thing to get in an agrarian society.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:41:33 ] Khelben Alderen > Yeah, but you gotta admit, a single ISK is worth an absurd amount to normal people.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:42:09 ] Aria Jenneth > ... yeah.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:42:12 ] Aria Jenneth > I know.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:43:44 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's ... kind of disturbing.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:44:07 ] Khelben Alderen > Yup, really not sure why it's like that.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:44:41 ] Aria Jenneth > Well ... it does ... kind of cut us off from ... pretty much everyone. Pretty thoroughly.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:45:50 ] Aria Jenneth > Have ... you gone baselining? Since you became a pilot?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:46:30 ] Khelben Alderen > Not really, no.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:47:04 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I ... spent a lot of my time in the Federation that way. Going out on my own ... pretending to just ... be another traveler passing through.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:47:46 ] Aria Jenneth > ... kind of an exotic one. I admit I kind of tried to pass for Jin Mei a ... lot of the time.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:48:25 ] Aria Jenneth > ... It's ...
    [ 2015.10.30 03:48:28 ] Khelben Alderen > Mm?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:48:42 ] Aria Jenneth > ... actually, I think that, as much as ... anything that happened with PY-RE ... might be what brought me back here.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:49:09 ] Aria Jenneth > It's ... awful. ... pretending all that time to be ... someone ...
    [ 2015.10.30 03:49:37 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles silently *
    [ 2015.10.30 03:49:41 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ordinary. Normal. ... Not a mass ... murderer.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:50:12 ] Khelben Alderen > Still, seems like you've made it through the worst of it.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:50:40 ] Aria Jenneth > ... which "worst?" ... *she resumes her weeding with a vengeance*
    [ 2015.10.30 03:51:59 ] Khelben Alderen > Given the fact that you're adamant against violence now, and the fact that you talk about the past with such, well.. Negativity; I think you're doing much better, and it seems like, while you still feel guilty; You're still much happier now.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:52:51 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* See ... that's ... kind of the thing, Mr. Alderen.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:53:20 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm not exactly ... retiring. In this very station, I now have two different high-end warships moored.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:53:32 ] Aria Jenneth > And ... I don't ... anticipate that they'll be sitting idle forever.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:53:56 ] Khelben Alderen > I doubt they will. It doesn't make you an evil, puppy-kicking person though.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:54:12 ] Aria Jenneth > ... no. But it might make me a ...
    [ 2015.10.30 03:54:18 ] Aria Jenneth > ... very ... damaged ... one.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:54:48 ] Aria Jenneth > I want to be useful. I want to ... serve my purpose ... in this world. But I also want to be whole. Healthy.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:55:11 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote frowns a little and gets up, walking over and sitting down next to her * > Hey.. Shush, Somebody told me recently. "We're all travelers, and travelers have baggage. It isn't a bad thing."
    [ 2015.10.30 03:56:17 ] Aria Jenneth > *she pauses in her work, and sits back, folding her legs beneath her*
    [ 2015.10.30 03:56:57 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I ... used to be a teacher, Khelben. A mentor ... to other pilots.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:58:17 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote nods * > Yeah?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:58:24 ] Khelben Alderen > What'dya teach?
    [ 2015.10.30 03:58:28 ] Aria Jenneth > At ... that time ... I thought I was something inhuman. A monster ... right out of a storybook. An ... interstellar predator. Something whose ... proper place and purpose ... was to hunt, and kill.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:58:59 ] Aria Jenneth > I taught ... other pilots that same idea.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:59:10 ] Aria Jenneth > A lot of them are still out there.
    [ 2015.10.30 03:59:38 ] Khelben Alderen > If they weren't taugh by you, they'd have been taught by somebody else, can't beat yourself up over it.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:00:38 ] Aria Jenneth > ... maybe, but ... if I'm not responsible ... I'm not sure who is. And I'm not sure who can ... repair the damage ... other than me.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:01:16 ] Aria Jenneth > But ... to know how to unravel it ... I have to understand it. And the more I understand it, the ... closer I come to ... just ...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:01:16 ] Khelben Alderen > I don't think anybody can repair the damage. Some things just go wrong, can't go back and fix them.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:01:28 ] Aria Jenneth > ... being that same person again.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:01:54 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote nudges her with his elbow * > Hey now. Don't worry about it. Because you're aware of it, it won't happen, right?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:02:18 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I was aware of it when it happened. I virtually wrote books about it.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:02:35 ] Aria Jenneth > ... the "Children of Naught" essays.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:02:45 ] Khelben Alderen > But were you happy back then? Did you enjoy being that person?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:02:47 ] Aria Jenneth > A thesis ... of inhumanity.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:03:08 ] Aria Jenneth > *she shakes her head firmly* She was miserable. Or ... I was.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:03:18 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm sure of that.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:03:25 ] Khelben Alderen > Mhm, and do you want to be miserable?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:03:35 ] Aria Jenneth > No. That's the point.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:03:40 ] Khelben Alderen > Indeed it is!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:04:19 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > That's why i know you'll be just fine.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:04:32 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm not ... so sure.... Just being happy ... looked like it might be enough for a while, but ...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:04:43 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Then my old pupils started resurfacing.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:05:37 ] Aria Jenneth > There's one-- he's with PY-RE, actually, Vincent Pryce? ...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:06:19 ] Aria Jenneth > ... pretty much promised to kill me, scramble my brain, as many times as it took to get my old self back.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:07:40 ] Khelben Alderen > Hm, well. at some point, somebody will want you dead. Everybody wants somebody dead.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:07:45 ] Khelben Alderen > Just, sadly, the way of things.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:08:00 ] Khelben Alderen > But; things aren't also as simple as that.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:08:13 ] Aria Jenneth > That's ... not quite the point. I ... inspired that. He might have been ... messed up regardless, but ... I made him calculating. I taught them how to ... play human, blend in.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:09:02 ] Aria Jenneth > There are a bunch of capsuleers out there ... who think they're monsters playing at being human beings. Because that's ... how I taught them to think and behave.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:09:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I ... can't ... just ...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:09:46 ] Aria Jenneth > ... leave it ... like that. Or those stupid essays unanswered.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:10:12 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... baggage?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:10:16 ] Aria Jenneth > Yeah. A bit.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:10:46 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote wraps an arm around her and hugs * > Hey, look.. Life can be rough, no arguing that. But sometimes, things blow up, can't fix them, can only salvage them. Realisticly, what could you do to set things right? Burn those essays? Kill those pilots...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:10:56 ] Khelben Alderen > you might end up making even more trouble that way.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:11:14 ] Khelben Alderen > All we can hope to do is to do what we think is right, both by our own merits, and that of friends, country. e.t.c
    [ 2015.10.30 04:11:17 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* I can get them to respect me. Talk to them ... like I did before.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:11:38 ] Aria Jenneth > ... get them ... to rethink ... what I taught them.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:12:18 ] Khelben Alderen > Deep down, do you really think that'll work out?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:12:25 ] Aria Jenneth > ... not in all cases.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:12:57 ] Aria Jenneth > But ... I guess, also ... it won't work if I'm just as broken as they are, either.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:13:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... because then, there's ... nothing to aspire to.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:13:31 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > Well, you could always change your I.D., and start a new life, one where nobody is around to judge you for what you did, or didn't do.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:13:37 ] Khelben Alderen > Or, you can live with it.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:13:41 ] Khelben Alderen > Either way, life is hard.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:14:12 ] Khelben Alderen > The only advice i can give, is to do what you feel makes you happy, and to do your best to avoid hurting peoples.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:14:14 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well, yeah. But usually when people say that, they mean, "well, I'm sorry your boyfriend dumped you, but" ...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:14:45 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Or maybe "So you didn't get into your preferred school," or even, "so your dad abandoned you-- that's a shame" ...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:15:44 ] Aria Jenneth > ... rather than "so you've killed a few million people and started a popular philosophical movement that justifies a ruthless class of people in being even more ruthless and deadly."
    [ 2015.10.30 04:16:51 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote pokes her arm * > Hey, listen.. Beating yourself up won't make it right, and it won't make you feel better, it really won't. You're doing good work here, now. You aren't violent here, now. You are here, now.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:16:57 ] Khelben Alderen > Okay?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:17:14 ] Aria Jenneth > Well .. yeah.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:17:49 ] Aria Jenneth > *wavery, sad smile* But ... so's the baggage. We all have it. Right?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:00 ] Khelben Alderen > Mhm, everybody does.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:05 ] Khelben Alderen > Some good, some worse.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:08 ] Khelben Alderen > But, all the same.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:09 ] Aria Jenneth > ... that's mine.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:15 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:33 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. Part of it. Anyhow....
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:44 ] Khelben Alderen > It's alright, no worries. I won't pry.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:46 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles *
    [ 2015.10.30 04:18:48 ] Khelben Alderen > Just here to help!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:20:00 ] Aria Jenneth > Executive summary? In addition to being a vicious pirate philosopher, my past self was also a kinslayer. She murdered her grandfather. I imagine that's about as bad in Matari culture as Achura.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:20:18 ] Aria Jenneth > That one I actually don't let bother me too much. It's ... very much hers.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:20:23 ] Aria Jenneth > Not very much mine.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:20:33 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote shrugs * > Meh, you clearly haven't been around the bars then!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:20:38 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles *
    [ 2015.10.30 04:20:52 ] Khelben Alderen > Well, neither have i.. But the joke remains, darn it!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:21:04 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm not even sure I get the joke.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:21:20 ] Khelben Alderen > It's okay, i'm just being silly to cheer you up.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:21:30 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote nudges her with his elbow *
    [ 2015.10.30 04:21:44 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote manages a smile*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:22:03 ] Khelben Alderen > If it doesn't work, then i'll have to start telling jokes.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:22:09 ] Khelben Alderen > You really don't want that, do you?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:22:20 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ... it's actually mostly okay. The ... history parts.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:23:34 ] Aria Jenneth > I'd be a lot ... more willing to let it go if it didn't have a habit of haunting me. But ... really ... it's okay anyway. She ... had her life. I've got mine. And ... the two aren't ... really the same.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:23:51 ] Khelben Alderen > Exactly.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:24:09 ] Aria Jenneth > ... that's ... usually ... what I think.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:25:23 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smirks * > I get the feeling i might have distracted you from your work.. Slightly.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:25:43 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ...
    [ 2015.10.30 04:25:54 ] Aria Jenneth > True. *she shifts forward and resumes weeding*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:25:58 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote stops and listens to 'holo Luna' at the entrance to the gardens.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:26:48 ] Aria Jenneth > ... hm. *she perks up her ears for a moment, but continues working*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:27:03 ] Khelben Alderen > Hm? You okay?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:27:26 ] Aria Jenneth > Oh, yes. There's just another visitor about.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:27:39 ] Khelben Alderen > Oh? Fair enough.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:28:01 ] Aria Jenneth > It might be the Directrix, but ... I kind of don't think so.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:29:19 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote strolls casually the perimeter of the corn plot taking an interest at the tall stalks.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:29:42 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... from what you were saying earlier, it kind of sounds like you've taken to exploration like a fish to water.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:29:53 ] Khelben Alderen > It's pretty fun!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:30:08 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smirks * > Low standards, right?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:30:19 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote is down along the edge of the herb and vegetable patch, weeding. Khelben is sitting nearby*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:30:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... no ... I agree ... it is.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:32:14 ] Aria Jenneth > Just cracking ordinary security gets a little boring after a bit, though. You learn a few tricks, and get so you can do it really fast, and ... well. Then there's nothing short of a red-level system that's really very interesting.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:32:17 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote rounds the corn plot and takes notice of the those by the herbs.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:32:41 ] Khelben Alderen > Mhm, mhm.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:32:56 ] Khelben Alderen > I was swimming around in null before comming here.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:32:56 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote 's eye narrow once recognition sets in.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:33:07 ] Khelben Alderen > Really challenging stuff, but, fun and rewarding.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:33:54 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote approaches the pair
    [ 2015.10.30 04:34:01 ] Aria Jenneth > *she grins* Wait until you see some of the stuff in Anoikis. The top-tier defenses have some tricks you never see at the lower levels.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:34:17 ] Khelben Alderen > Oh? Like what!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:34:47 ] Aria Jenneth > ...? *looks up, and quickly hops to her feet, stripping off the gardening gloves*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:35:34 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote looks Aria up and down then turns her gaze to Khelben, "What's this Tribal doing here?"
    [ 2015.10.30 04:35:38 ] Aria Jenneth > *she bows formally, in the Dam Torsad fashion (that she spent an age practicing earlier in the year)* Admiral.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:35:53 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote looks back and smiles * > Heya fellow!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:36:07 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote returns short, polite nod to Aria.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:36:51 ] Aria Jenneth > Diplomatic relations, milady. Soft power, so to speak ... which ... I gather is kind of the purpose of this place.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:37:49 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote doesn't take her eyes off Khelben, "The Praefecta has approved of this? Well then."
    [ 2015.10.30 04:38:25 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote stands up to face the pair and stretches a bit * > Well, heya, I'm Khelben, don't mind me, i'm just a nobody who's wandering around.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:38:29 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles warmly *
    [ 2015.10.30 04:38:33 ] Aria Jenneth > Him explicitly, milady? Not so much. ... It is however both within the letter and spirit of the Society's purpose.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:38:44 ] Aria Jenneth > *she gives Khelben a quick, sharp look*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:39:13 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote raises an eyebrow and smirks *
    [ 2015.10.30 04:39:23 ] Khelben Alderen > So! May i ask your name?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:39:30 ] Aria Jenneth > ....
    [ 2015.10.30 04:39:39 ] Mitara Newelle > I suppose it is... Can't say I agree with it at times.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:40:31 ] Aria Jenneth > Admiral Mitara Newelle, may I present TLF pilot Khelben Alderen, who is here exploring the virtues and nuances of Amarrian culture.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:40:32 ] Mitara Newelle > I am Admiral Mitara Newelle-Shutaq of Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris, Tribal.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:40:58 ] Khelben Alderen > Yeah, the militia title is just sort of there, haven't really done any fighting in months.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:41:03 ] Khelben Alderen > Anyways, nice to meet you!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:41:09 ] Khelben Alderen > Hope you're doing well?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:41:25 ] Mitara Newelle > The sentiment is not returned.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:41:40 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > That's okay, it doesn't have to be.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:41:41 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ... Mr. Alderen? May I ... respectfully suggest that now would be an excellent time to bite your tongue a lot?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:41:47 ] Mitara Newelle > And yes, our patrols dispatched several of you comrades, so yes, doing well.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:42:08 ] Khelben Alderen > Mm, sounds like it'd be painful to bite. So, were they dispatched easily?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:42:41 ] Aria Jenneth > *sotto voce* Order, meet chaos. Chaos, order.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:43:32 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote smriks, "Some more than others, but besides the point."
    [ 2015.10.30 04:43:46 ] Khelben Alderen > Well, still, happy to hear you didn't lost too many people you liked.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:43:49 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles *
    [ 2015.10.30 04:44:44 ] Khelben Alderen > It always suck to lose people that you're fond of.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:45:08 ] Khelben Alderen > (( Also, apparently, i forgot how to type correctly. ))
    [ 2015.10.30 04:47:41 ] Aria Jenneth > *looks from one to the other, and back again, in the manner of an engineer eyeing an overheating module that's started arcing and is attempting to judge whether "minimum safe distance" is going to be shortly called for*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:48:16 ] Khelben Alderen > But anyways, glad to hear that you're doing well.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:49:38 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Ah. Mr. Alderen? I ... am afraid my sleep cycle is due to start in just a bit. Maybe ... we can continue our tour another time? *she scoops up her basket of ruthlessly culled weeds
    [ 2015.10.30 04:50:07 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Um. With your permission, my lady admiral? *she bows*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:50:10 ] Khelben Alderen > Oh? By all means, i don't want to keep you up.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:50:51 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote nods, acknowledging Aria, still not taking her eyes off Khelben.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:51:11 ] Khelben Alderen > Remember, Aria.. Do try to think more of yourself, okay..?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:51:41 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Um. Thank you, but ... let me at least escort you out ... *she slips her arm through his by way of directing him firmly towards the entrance garden*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:52:09 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote blushes slightly and follows her lead * > Ahm.. Well, it was nice to meet you, miss!
    [ 2015.10.30 04:53:05 ] Aria Jenneth > *continues to give the impression of one who expects to be struck by orbital bombardment all the way to the front garden*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:53:16 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote watches the pair suspiciously as they leave.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:54:39 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote turns her attention back to the herb plot, inspecting the section Aria was working on.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:55:21 ] Aria Jenneth > *Aria does appear to have done her homework-- at least insofar as not having weeded the actual crops*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:55:42 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote may or may not have been distracting her *
    [ 2015.10.30 04:56:09 ] Aria Jenneth > *not enough to interfere with weeding, but she's not the most experienced or naturally gifted gardener*
    [ 2015.10.30 04:57:35 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote seemingly satisified there are no obvious boobytraps continues her stroll through the corn.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:04:49 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote stops at the edge of the plot. She squats, takes up a handful the the loose dirt, holds it up to her nose, and takes a deep smell, "Hmm..."
    [ 2015.10.30 05:06:31 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote peers at the habitat structure as she drops the dirt and brushes her hands clean.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:09:46 ] Mitara Newelle > /emote stands, takes a last quick look around, and heads towards the exit.

    **ENTRANCE TO THE GARDENS IN THE YACHT**
    [ 2015.10.30 04:54:23 ] Aria Jenneth > *emerges from the Colonist's Garden with Khelben* ... whew. Um. I ... may have to be careful to get you a formal ... invitation, Mr. Alderen.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:54:39 ] Aria Jenneth > ... if you're going to be ... visiting me here again at all.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:54:56 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > It's okay, i've dealt with worse, and made friends of them. You don't need to protect me.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:55:15 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote turns and gives her a gentle hug * > Thank you for caring about me.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:56:24 ] Khelben Alderen > I mean; even before this.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:56:53 ] Aria Jenneth > ... you're welcome. But ... Khelben? There are Amarr, and there are Amarr.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:57:06 ] Khelben Alderen > But are there Amarri?
    [ 2015.10.30 04:57:36 ] Aria Jenneth > *ignores this latest bit of levity* Some might warm to you. Some will ... not.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:57:59 ] Khelben Alderen > Mhm! Those are the most fun people to talk with.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:58:53 ] Aria Jenneth > ... And this particular one is potentially dangerous to the Society. I'd rather not become a diplomatic hazard because I happen to be having a nice talk with you.
    [ 2015.10.30 04:59:56 ] Khelben Alderen > I know, teasing aside; i understand.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:00:09 ] Aria Jenneth > You're ... a guest here. I don't ... quite have to live here, but I do.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:00:47 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but the person I'm worried about is the Directrix. She ... actually ... does have to live with whatever happens here. And she's not the sort of person I think you'd want to see hurt.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:02:05 ] Khelben Alderen > You don't gots to worry.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:02:26 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > I can always come visit you elsewhere, right?
    [ 2015.10.30 05:03:06 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... just ... please be careful. Okay? ... Um. One other thing-- the Directrix is giving an official tour to ... some Matari at 0230 on the morning of November 1st.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:03:22 ] Aria Jenneth > ((Saturday night, 02:30 EVT))
    [ 2015.10.30 05:04:28 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ... if you'd like to visit then ... it might be a chance to meet the Directrix.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:04:53 ] Khelben Alderen > Naw, it's okay. It might cause further complications for you. You don't have to worry about it.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:05:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... actually, it might ease complications a lot.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:05:14 ] Khelben Alderen > Oh? How so?
    [ 2015.10.30 05:05:38 ] Aria Jenneth > Well ... I'm kind of going to be spending a lot of time here. Most of my waking hours, even. For weeks.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:06:02 ] Aria Jenneth > You might have noticed, I'm a little bit of a lonely person. So I certainly don't mind visitors.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:06:49 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but ... under present circumstances, there'd be questions. Justified or not. But ... um. Actually, considering your formal affiliation, pretty justified.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:07:57 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote hangs his head and frowns a little, before perking back up and smirking * > So, may i have the name of the person in charge then? It'd be much simpler to have a chat that way.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:08:31 ] Aria Jenneth > Lunarisse Aspenstar.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:08:42 ] Aria Jenneth > She's ... um. Quite a sweet person, actually.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:08:45 ] Khelben Alderen > Oooh, i think i've seen her around, believe it or not!
    [ 2015.10.30 05:08:51 ] Aria Jenneth > You can expect her to be a little formal in public.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:09:53 ] Khelben Alderen > Neato, all things considered; thanks for inviting me. It's a really lovely place.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:09:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but ... she's got a good heart. Among capsuleers, I'd ... kind of say one of the best.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:10:25 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smirks * > Oh? What about me?
    [ 2015.10.30 05:10:35 ] Khelben Alderen > Am i an evil big-bad matari?
    [ 2015.10.30 05:10:37 ] Aria Jenneth > Isn't it? ... I don't think I'm going to mind this kind of exercise much.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:10:41 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote sticks his tongue out playfuly *
    [ 2015.10.30 05:10:54 ] Aria Jenneth > ... don't be silly. *half-smile*
    [ 2015.10.30 05:11:07 ] Aria Jenneth > *the smile fades a little* You, also, but ...
    [ 2015.10.30 05:11:29 ] Aria Jenneth > ... yours ... hasn't been tested so much, yet. I don't mean that as a criticism, Khelben.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:11:54 ] Khelben Alderen > No, i know what you mean. You haven't seen what i am like, and how i respond to situations yet.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:12:10 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > I understand what you mean.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:12:13 ] Aria Jenneth > That's part of it. ... But ... I did mean what I said about this work ... killing people's souls. Maybe including mine.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:12:45 ] Aria Jenneth > You've got a good heart. But ...
    [ 2015.10.30 05:12:50 ] Aria Jenneth > I think a lot of us used to.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:13:50 ] Khelben Alderen > Mhm, and thus i ask others. It gets a better answer that way.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:14:17 ] Khelben Alderen > I could say that i'm a shining beacon of perfection, but.. We both know that'd be only half true..
    [ 2015.10.30 05:14:20 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles warmly *
    [ 2015.10.30 05:14:26 ] Aria Jenneth > ... all right. Enough joking. We'd best send you off before the admiral comes this way.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:14:33 ] Khelben Alderen > Mmk.
    [ 2015.10.30 05:14:53 ] Aria Jenneth > Good night. *she bows, half-seriously*
    [ 2015.10.30 05:15:02 ] Khelben Alderen > Take care, and, get some rest!
    [ 2015.10.30 05:15:07 ] Aria Jenneth > Eep! sje
    [ 2015.10.30 05:15:15 ] Aria Jenneth > *she's headed this way. Shoo!

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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:39 am

    **INTERLUDE***

    First Mail Exchange:

    Re: Conversation

    From: Khelben Alderen
    To: Lunarisse Aspenstar


    Thanks! It's a date then.

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    Re: Conversation
    From: Lunarisse Aspenstar
    Sent: 2015.10.30 19:10
    To: Khelben Alderen,

    I would be delighted to speak. I am usually free after 2:00 Eve Universal time.

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    Conversation
    From: Khelben Alderen
    Sent: 2015.10.30 18:22
    To: Lunarisse Aspenstar,

    "Heya Luna, you don't know me; but, i know of you thanks to a mutual friend of ours; Aria Jenneth. I went for a visit, and the gardens were beautiful, but, given my affiliations; i don't want to cause any problems for anybody. So, i was wondering if i could chat with you for a bit, when you have a few moments to yourself... Anywho, I hope you're well, and enjoy the rest of your evening!"


    Second Mail Exchange

    Re: FW: Re: Conversation

    From: Aria Jenneth
    To: Lunarisse Aspenstar

    I do, Directrix. He's a friend, albeit a very recent one. I suggested he should consider attending the upcoming tour for Matari pilots, but it seems he has taken the question just a little further.


    I don't claim to know him very well, but believe him to be good-hearted and somewhat fragile person. The main likely issue is that I don't think he has a formal bone in his entire body, osteoplastic or otherwise.

    He's the sort of person who's interested in everyone, even if he doesn't quite know how to approach them. As you might guess, I feel a certain kinship. Perhaps it's naive of me, but ...

    ... I like people who like people, if that makes sense, Directrix.


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    FW: Re: Conversation

    From: Lunarisse Aspenstar

    Sent: 2015.10.30 19:22

    To: Aria Jenneth

    Do you know this.. unusually forward.... individual?


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    Re: Conversation

    From: Khelben AlderenSent: 2015.10.30 19:12

    To: Lunarisse Aspenstar,


    Thanks! It's a date then.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:39 am

    **PRIVATE CHAT**

    [ 2015.10.31 02:56:52 ] Khelben Alderen > I'm sorry if i'm not a very good conversationalist at the moment.. It's been a rough day.
    [ 2015.10.31 02:59:06 ] Khelben Alderen > But anyways. How are you?
    [ 2015.10.31 02:59:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I am well enough
    [ 2015.10.31 02:59:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles faintly. "You wanted to talk to me about something Mr. Alderen?"
    [ 2015.10.31 03:00:44 ] Khelben Alderen > Right; well.. To be honest, i'm not really sure.. But, Aria thought that if i talked to you. I wouldn't get in trouble at the gardens.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:01:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I confess, I am not sure what she, or you mean?
    [ 2015.10.31 03:01:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > You weren't taking plants home with you were you?
    [ 2015.10.31 03:01:42 ] Khelben Alderen > Nope, just visiting.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:01:52 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > So, i suppose we're both confused.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:02:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I assume you were Ms. Jenneth's guest?"
    [ 2015.10.31 03:02:23 ] Khelben Alderen > Mhm.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:02:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Then that's fine as long as you treat other guests with respect."
    [ 2015.10.31 03:03:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Would you like to get an official tour? Before I take the gardens back to amarr space, i am giving sa tour tomorrow night in Roush around this time."
    [ 2015.10.31 03:03:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says lightly "I suspect it would be difficult for you to visit after that"
    [ 2015.10.31 03:03:53 ] Khelben Alderen > /emote smiles * > Thank you for the kind offer, but sadly, i cannot. I'm sorry for bothering you.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:04:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh." she looks disappointed actually.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:04:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Perhaps another time, then. I'll tell Ms. jenneth the next time its back down this way"
    [ 2015.10.31 03:04:42 ] Khelben Alderen > I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your day.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:04:46 ] Khelben Alderen > And, take care.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:04:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > You too.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:40 am

    ***SECOND INTERLUDE**

    Re: Your friend

    From: Aria Jenneth
    To: Lunarisse Aspenstar

    ... I've had a couple of those, Directrix.

    I'm starting to be worried about him, actually. He seems ... really sad.

    Clinically depressed, I'd even say.

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    Your friend
    From: Lunarisse Aspenstar
    Sent: 2015.10.31 16:47
    To: Aria Jenneth,

    It was a strange conversation. I am not entirely sure what he wanted:
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:42 am

    ***THIRD INTERLUDE***

    Local in Roushar

    2015.10.31 03:49:00 ] Maria Daphiti > Pretty Dragoon. I thought you flew breachers.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:49:08 ] Maria Daphiti > Having an affair Elmund Egivand ?
    [ 2015.10.31 03:49:32 ] Elmund Egivand > text > Not really, though the missus isn't happy with her new body.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:49:46 ] Elmund Egivand > text > It's going to take a while before she gets sold on this.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:50:11 ] Maria Daphiti > /emote shakes her head, amused.
    [ 2015.10.31 03:50:58 ] Elmund Egivand > text > Downed a Thrasher about more than an hour ago in the Dragoon. She's appeased. A little.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:44 am

    Location: TES Empress's Bounty, Luxury Yacht
    Currently docked: Roushzar II - Emperor Family Bureau

    **ENTRANCE TO THE GARDENS IN THE YACHT**

    [2015.11.01 02:28:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote notes that the Yacht is docked. Anyone with an appointment to see Lunarisse would be in the hangars and admitted via the gangplanks and guided by a well dressed crew member to this entrance room when they arrive.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:29:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote is seated on a bench. She is dressed rather informally tonight. She is wearing an anklelength skirt with a fabric meant for kneeling on and a floral shirt pattern. Floral Shirt and Dress .
    [ 2015.11.01 02:29:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pulls out a slender datapad from one pocket and is reviewing it.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:30:52 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote leisurely strolled into the hangar, on hand in pocket, wearing the clothes he usually wear ((same as in his full body portrait)). His other hand grasped his companion's, who was marvelling at the stained windows which hung above the hangar.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:31:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote sleeps her datapad and rises. "Hello Mr. Egivand" She gives a smile and then a questioning glance at his companion.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:33:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Who is your guest?" She asks politely but also welcomingly, she hopes.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:34:14 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote 's companion is, by all appearance, a typical Sebiestor. Diminutive with fair skin. Unlike her companion, her fashion senseis somewhat more fanciful and less utilitarian. She wears a white and brown coat, material resembling that of wool.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:35:43 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote 's companion wears a shawl around her shoulder, its hem lined with straight-lined marks with some resemblance to tribal tattoo patterns. Around her neck was a necklace.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:36:30 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote 's companion's necklace had three prongs, flanked by right angled triangles, resembling the upper segments of a Breacher's antenna. She turns to look at Lunarisse, revealing her rather atypical amber-eyes.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:36:41 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote nods at Lunarisse.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:36:53 ] Elmund Egivand > Hello, Lunarisse.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:37:17 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote 's companion frowns a little. Elmund glances at her, then regards his host.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:37:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote's curious glance lingers on the woman.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:37:58 ] Elmund Egivand > 'me nudges at his companion. "Isi. Come on."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:38:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "Isi, this is a safe space. it is an exhibit open for all. I promise safe conduct for this tour" She assumes she must be a former slave, perhaps escaped.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:38:45 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote 's companion steps forward from behind Elmund and curtsies. Her frown turned into a posed smile, "Isi Egivand."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:39:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "A pleasure to meet you Miss Egivand."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:40:19 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote 's companion nodded. "You are Lunarisse, owner of the Yacht?"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:40:35 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote points at the Yacht. "That's the one"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:40:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes". She glances about her "and this was the Exhibit I presented at the New Eden Fair. It was so well received, I decided to keep it."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:40:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "While there is an.. er.. holographic Luna in each room which will explain things. Since I am here, I am happy to answer any questions."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:41:13 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi looks at the Yacht. Her look of apprehension imediately dissipitated, eyes brimming with curiosity.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:41:54 ] Elmund Egivand > Are we the only ones here right now? I do not see Deitra around.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:42:03 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi spins towards Elmund with a scowl.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:42:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pauses briefly as Isi spins. She says politely "Unfortunately she had another engagement. But then you get the gardens to yourselves tonight."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:42:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles brightly.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:44:04 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote 's companion, Isi, glares at Elmund, who ignored her in favour of conversing with Lunarisse. There was a subtle glow in her amber eyes, a hint of maroon.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:44:10 ] Elmund Egivand > Ah, that's unfortunate.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:44:52 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote tilts slightly to his left, towards Isi, to look at the Yacht. "Is the Yacht an Opux?"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:45:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "A Victorieux. it has a lovely biodome"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:46:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "As.. I do not often stay in the same place.. it was a way for me to stay close to my gardens. i find them.. relaxing."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:46:45 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote studies the lines of the Victorieux. Isi scowls something fierce. "Artificial environment, I see."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:47:47 ] Elmund Egivand > This is the first time I set foot on a ship designed solely for recreational purposes. This will be an interesting and enlightening stroll.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:48:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "not entirely. The plants and soil and essential garden elements are real. The.. other surroundings are added by holos. As you will see"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:48:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Each room has its own theme which I hope will give you a window into the Empire." She glances at Elmund "I imagine your prior visits if any were rather.. rushed"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:49:11 ] Elmund Egivand > So, essentially, an agricultural module with holo-wallpapers?
    [ 2015.11.01 02:49:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:49:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:50:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I chose the plants in this room because both types are often traditionally used as a means of setting a welcoming entrance"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:50:52 ] Elmund Egivand > Well, I usually do not set foot on another ship since I left Republic Fleet military service, especially not for recreational purposes. Isi, well, it took alot of convincing to get her to come.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:51:18 ] Elmund Egivand > She only agreed because she rather dislikes the notion of myself being on somebody else's ship and partly wants to keep an eye on me.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:51:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh?" She looks at Isi "is there anything you'd like to know or ask before proceeding that might make you more comfortable?"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:51:54 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote leans forward slightly and dropped his voice into a whisper, "She wouldn't admit it but she is also here genuinely out of enthusiastic curiosity."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:52:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles, and glances at Isi.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:52:41 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi pinches Elmund's forearm. Elmund glances at her with a grin.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:53:08 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi pouts.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:53:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote clears her throat politely.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:54:01 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi spoke, "Am I going to stand here watching you make nice with our host, or are we going to start the tour?"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:54:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles, then glances about this initial garden "I always have forsythia as an entrance to my gardens. Besides its symbolism it provides a nice place for children to hide as it grows ina bower which is almost like a secret room"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:54:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote adds, perhaps totally misreading the pair who she assumes are lovers from what she sees so far, "Couples sometimes find the bowers quiet places to get to know one another and spend time together."
    [ 2015.11.01 02:56:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Gardens have many purposes. To elighten and cultivate the soul, to show exemplars, to provide a living space for the family, to serve as a function room, to be a play area, or to provide basic resources"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:56:57 ] Elmund Egivand > Place to hide...you had forsythia bushes in your house garden in great abundance, I assume?
    [ 2015.11.01 02:56:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles "is there a garden you'd like to see first?"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:57:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says softly "On Mehkios I did. The children loved them"
    [ 2015.11.01 02:58:11 ] Elmund Egivand > Heh. Hide and seek that doesn't smell of grease.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:58:21 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote wears a wistful look.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:58:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles.
    [ 2015.11.01 02:59:19 ] Elmund Egivand > Which garden is the closest? We can start with the one closest to the entrance and slowly make our way towards the exit, visiting every garden along the way.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:01:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "Well.. each one connects to the other. Still let's visit the formal garden first,. it is probably what most visitors expect to see at first"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:01:31 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:01:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles at the pair and exits that way.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:01:45 ] Elmund Egivand > So up to the gangplank then.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:02:20 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote looks at Isi, who is studying the Yacht. "Come now, Isi." He grasped her hand and lead her up the gangplank.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:45 am

    ***FORMAL GARDEN OF DAM TORSAD***

    [ 2015.11.01 03:02:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters, glancing to be sure Elmund and Isi follow. She steps slightly to the side to let him take it in and perhaps listen to the holo if they choose.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:02:57 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote 's companion 'ooh-ed' at the sight.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:04:07 ] Elmund Egivand > This is the closest I had ever gotten to the Amarr core worlds.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:04:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote slowly strolls inviting them to walk through. She nods curiously at Elmund "Yes, Dam-Torsad is very highly secured. I'd expect that I guess."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:05:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "As with the provincial capitals for the heirs and other higher ranked holders.. Each typically has a garden like this in the Imperial Palace or grounds"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:05:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The plants may be different, but the formalism tends remain the same."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:05:55 ] Elmund Egivand > So, gardens like these are typically private property?
    [ 2015.11.01 03:06:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "No. They are meant to be public spaces actually."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:07:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "A formal garden is meant to instill a sense of the grandeuer of the empire and the faith in citizens, as well as that all is well with their liege"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:07:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The plants have different symbolism of course"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:08:07 ] Elmund Egivand > As does the layout?
    [ 2015.11.01 03:08:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "and may even be reflected on their royal seals, yes. Although the symbolism can be as prosiac as the Sarum Redwood, meant to symbolize constancy and strength. And yes the Layout as well."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:09:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "this garden, the symbols reflect my corporation, the Society"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:09:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote blushes slightly.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:09:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "As we use the sceptre and the crown in our name and other designations.'
    [ 2015.11.01 03:10:13 ] Elmund Egivand > I am quite ignorant of Amarr symbolism. I thought the symbols are tied to some kind of fable, or Scriptural texts or the like?
    [ 2015.11.01 03:11:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes but perhaps not why most outsiders think. All of Amarr knowledge and history and science and religion are a part of the scriptures"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:11:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles "it'd be hard to find something important as a symbol to us that is not in them somewhere"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:12:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "In these gardens, the symbols chosen tend to have significance to the people of the holding or the nobility or their particular clergy"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:13:04 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi interjects, her eyes laid on the Septri and Coroneque, "The sceptre and the crown are royal symbols."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:13:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Although there are of course those of universal appeal. Those are probably the most well known to thoseoutside the empire."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:13:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods at Elmund.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:13:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote and isi
    [ 2015.11.01 03:13:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "They go back to Amash -Akura, yes."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:13:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Bless His Name.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:14:25 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi stood frozen as though in trance. Elmund looks at her and nudges at her, "Isi, we can do the wiki walk later."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:14:33 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi blinks.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:15:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says politely "Do you have any questions Isi?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:17:53 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi studied the box hedges, "I noticed that the hedges are all quadrangles, without a circle in sight. Is there a reason behind the choice for this particular geometry?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:18:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles "Much as it pains me to admit it, practicality. I had to shoe horn a lot into a small space."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:19:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "A planetary garden has no such constraints. I've even seen some gardens do a labrynith of lines working around more traditional symbols, such as the Emperor's symbol you might have seen when you docked here"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:20:28 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi continued, "So, about the crown and sceptre and Amash-Akura. Amash-Akura was the First Amarr Emperor."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:20:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:21:53 ] Elmund Egivand > "Is all that the Empire is descended from Amash-Akura, or had they existed before His time?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:23:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "He was the founder of the Empire. So yes, he is first. He united Amarr Island, later known as Dam-Torsad"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:24:08 ] Elmund Egivand > "So, would it be right that the Gardens and its symbols were one of his brainchilds?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:25:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Not entirely. I am sure gardens pre-date him. But certainly he like other rulers would have had one and he would have grown the first ones in Dam-Torsad. the Empire has had a long history. Not all symbols are from his era"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:26:02 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi stares at the 'crown and scepter', musing.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:26:21 ] Elmund Egivand > "I should study this in detail."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:26:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says quietly "They've been missing a long time. One of my brethren in the Society, brother Reinheart Novan, has it as his vocation, the search for them"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:26:56 ] Elmund Egivand > "Would it be right to assume that with every succession, each ruler adds on to the original design of the garden?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:27:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh. They probably have their own or add on to existing ones as is there preference. This garden is only an archetype, an example.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:27:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote shudders
    [ 2015.11.01 03:28:07 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi looks to the holographic towers of Dam-Torsad, pondering.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:28:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "if their name is stricken from the book of Records"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:28:17 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote looks at Isi. "Oh dear."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:28:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Everything associated with them is torn down or destroyed. I'd imagine that includes their gardens"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:28:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "it is as if they never existed"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:29:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote twitches slightly "Woud you like to proceed to the next one?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:29:10 ] Elmund Egivand > "But I assume some influence would somehow escape and assimilates into the existing structure?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:29:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says quietly "it would be ripped out root and branch."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:29:50 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi looked remarkably pensive.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:30:00 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote nudges at Isi. "Isi."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:30:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Would you like to see the Colonial garden?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:30:27 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi tears her eyes away from the holographic tower and regarded Lunarisse with a small smile.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:30:46 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote nods. "Lead the way."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:31:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exits.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:46 am

    *** A COLONIST'S GARDEN***

    [ 2015.11.01 03:31:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. As before she steps aside. She involuntary startles as some lightning streaks and thunders. She blushes as she reminds herself it is a hologram and not real.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:33:56 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi glances at Lunarisse. "You can turn down the intensity of the lightning and make it seem to come from much further away, yes?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:34:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles "But then it wouldn't be the world I modeled this after'
    [ 2015.11.01 03:34:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says lightly "My parent's garden was a lot like this. But mother had a forsythia bush. it was her one frill. Here, instead, there are some vegetavles."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:34:57 ] Aria Jenneth > *a small person is hunched over in the midst of the herb and vegetable garden. The dirt her clothes have collected renders the informal tunic and trowsers nearly as much brown as black*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:35:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > She would pick the flowers and hang them on the front door to brighten the structure. it really wasn't much of a home.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:35:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at the corn. " "These gardens by nature need to be practical. Thankfully due to the dome, temperature can be controlled and crops grown all year."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:36:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > ""Usually 5-10 families will coordinate their crops to provide variety and trade each other."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:36:17 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi studies the crops. Again, she looked to be entering a trance. "Lavender, Basil, corn....they need plenty of sunlight."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:36:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > " "While they are of course supplied by the Empire or are interconnected with other colonies, it can be weeks before a supply ship arrives."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:37:02 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi starts searching for sources of artificial bright lights.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:37:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Ideally the world will be situated near a star with the approproiate density. otherwise sometimes solar planels from space can redirect and magnify light"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:37:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Still others, like this one, will have artificial light"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:38:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The planet this one is modeled after has a very.. dynamic geothermal systems and atmosphere"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:38:09 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote glances around. "We had a similar set up back home, though we get way too much sunlight and we grow olives. The soil is the main obstacle for growing anything though."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:38:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes. That is costly and one reason these are somewhat smaller than you'd expect."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:38:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "In all candor"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:38:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "even sharing am,ong 5-10 families isnt enough to be self sustaining"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:39:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > So the colony usually isn't totally self-dependent but this helps provide a buffer between disaster and survival."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:39:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Between supply trips from the main worlds, as well as supplementing the diets"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:39:20 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote lifts her head for a moment cocks it to the left a few degrees, then nods*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:39:38 ] Aria Jenneth > *... all without appearing to register the others present*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:39:53 ] Elmund Egivand > Wouldn't beans or potatoes be a much better supply for calories?
    [ 2015.11.01 03:40:13 ] Elmund Egivand > They take a much smaller space to grow in large quantities.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:40:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes but wouldnt eating the same thing all the time be horrid:? Each family will have their own crop"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:40:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Although with Corn my mother used to grown beans with them"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:42:11 ] Elmund Egivand > The crop choices are curious though. Wouldn't some other plants, like those big leafy greens, be a better choice for a world like this one? They don't require as much sunlight to grow well.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:42:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles "Yes without artificial light that would be the case"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:43:37 ] Elmund Egivand > I would imagine that power is at a premium in the colonies.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:43:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Usually the group of 5-10 families would coordinate the crops and their choices to ensure a balanced diet"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:44:21 ] Elmund Egivand > Communal living. Almost like a tribe.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:44:21 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *glances up, her gaze directed out of the dome at the unceasing lightning*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:44:53 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote turns to look at Isi, who was looking around searchingly.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:44:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Depends on the world. As indicated, this one is particularly attractive due to its high amounts of geothermal energy. On a different world the colonists might make difference choices'
    [ 2015.11.01 03:45:08 ] Aria Jenneth > *... then returns to ripping apparently unwanted wee plants out of the herb bed*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:45:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles as she sees Aria, but doesn't comment.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:46:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Do you have any questions Isi?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:46:38 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote smile slightly. "She's looking for Amarr symbols."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:47:24 ] Aria Jenneth > *perks up for a moment and, for the first time, glances over at the garden's other occupants-- only for a moment, though*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:47:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "In this one they are sadly simple." She glances at the Saint Junip's Wort. "The colonists sometimes plant things important to them and which remind them of home in the small beds. Space is at a premium though"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:48:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks up at the Jellyfish "or they make their own symbols."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:48:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "These are called the Sefrim's Veil by the colonists on this world"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:49:04 ] Aria Jenneth > ...? *follows Luna's gaze before (once again) returning to her work*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:49:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "A bit fanciful I suppose. But the Sefrim were said to have masks or veils to cover their faces, which were too beautiful to be seen and to live"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:49:10 ] Elmund Egivand > Pulp fiction usually portrays them as living in gas giants.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:49:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles "I think God isn't limited by pulp fiction"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:50:47 ] Elmund Egivand > I notice that the garden maintenance, such as the de-weeding, is not automated by machines, unlike those in agricultural modules in some space stations I visited.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:50:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "yes."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:51:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "that's on purpose." she says softly.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:51:25 ] Elmund Egivand > Labour purifies the body?
    [ 2015.11.01 03:51:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I wanted the experience and reminder of what it means to be human"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:51:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "getting my hands dirty, kneeling on the ground, connecting with Go'd creation and not.. that pod juice all the time."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:52:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But yes, putting my own personal pecadillos aside. The Amarr believe work focuses the soul. We are not as automated as say.. the Gallente"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:53:15 ] Elmund Egivand > I can emphasize. Without contact with the physical realm and exertion on our flesh form, we can easily end up thinking ourselves as machines and not people. Even speeds progression of the Capsuleer's Dementia.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:53:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But here, it is a reflection of me. This is my quiet space."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:53:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:54:07 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote glances at Isi. "Perhaps that's why Isi has a preference for very long walks."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:54:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles at Isi. "Do you and she get planetside very often?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:54:56 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote smiles. "Her circumstances is unique."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:55:12 ] Aria Jenneth > *half-glances up again at this*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:55:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. 'I see"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:55:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote doesn't actually. But she is too polite to pry without Elmund volunteering it.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:56:06 ] Elmund Egivand > She also buys way too many clothes and books. I mean the leather-and-paper type, not the digital type.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:56:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh" She gives isi an approving look "I like her more already."
    [ 2015.11.01 03:56:45 ] Elmund Egivand > And snacks too much.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:57:20 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi pouts and lightly kicks him in the back of his shin. Elmund snickers.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:57:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Isi "Would you like to see the Khanid Garden next?"
    [ 2015.11.01 03:57:38 ] Elmund Egivand > Lead the way.
    [ 2015.11.01 03:59:06 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly straightens as the others turn to go, black little eyes flicking over their profiles, then returns to her work*
    [ 2015.11.01 03:59:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods and exits to the next garden.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:47 am

    **A KHANID MEDITATION GARDEN***

    [ 2015.11.01 04:03:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. She glances back to ensure Isi and Elmund follow.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:03:30 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi remarks, "This garden is more stone and sand."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:03:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:04:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > The Society was Blessed to have two cyberknights in our ranks. Meditation and focus was important to both of them. they each had similar spaces.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:04:49 ] Elmund Egivand > "There is more open area..."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:05:07 ] Elmund Egivand > "And less cover..."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:05:12 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:05:41 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi blinks and looks at Elmund.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:05:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote tilts her head slightly.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:06:50 ] Elmund Egivand > Elmund strokes her head. "She goes like this from time to time."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:07:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "What do you mean?"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:07:16 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi's head follow the direction of his strokes, a soft purr emitted from her lips.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:07:51 ] Elmund Egivand > Anything that has a martial aspect can...excite her imagination.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:08:50 ] Elmund Egivand > It resonates with her spirit, one way of putting it.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:10:20 ] Elmund Egivand > So, I take it the garden's layout is somewhat a show of trust to visitors?
    [ 2015.11.01 04:11:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote tilts her head slightly "Not sure I understand the question. It is more meant to be .. simpler with less distractions with clear areas and objects for focus"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:13:02 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi was thinking of a lack of hiding places. Still, I don't see much in a way of Amarr influence in the garden layout.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:14:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "That is a misnomer"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:14:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "the Kingdom is a part of the Amarr Empire."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:14:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "the Khanid also originated on the same planet as the True Amarr."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:15:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "While the faith is shared, there are unique aspects to their culture. One thing that often confuses outsiders is the belief that the true Amarr is all that there is in the Empire"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:15:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles. "We have Caldari enclaves, Udordians, Ni-kunni and others'
    [ 2015.11.01 04:16:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "That was part of why I wanted to make this Exhibit to show those parts outsiders might not expect to see"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:16:32 ] Elmund Egivand > The Khanid seemed to have a different view on spirituality compared to the True. More on the inner spirit, the way it looks.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:17:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "In particular this garden is focused on the Khanid Zealots and Cyberknights. That inner discipline and focus is essential them."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:17:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Unlike the Formal gardenof Dam Torsad"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:17:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "This garden is typically closed to outsiders"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:18:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "As it is meant for the spiritual and mental edification of those who belong to the order"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:18:26 ] Elmund Egivand > So, I take it the Khanid Kingdom also has gardens similar to the those of Dam Trsad.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:19:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Almost certainly but with a khanid flavor. Although their cities.. well.." She shrugs.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:19:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "My favorite garden is the next one. Although strictly speaking its not a garden but an inspiration for them..."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:19:43 ] Elmund Egivand > Looks like some kind of Overlord's domain from pulp fiction.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:20:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles. "No idea there" She shrugs sheepishly.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:20:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Would you like to see the next garden space, the Ni-Kunni one?"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:21:01 ] Elmund Egivand > Elmund glances at Isi, who seemed mostly normal now, if a little flushed.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:21:04 ] Elmund Egivand > Please.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:21:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles. She leads the pair to the final garden.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:48 am

    ** A NI KUNNI WATER GARDEN ***

    [ 2015.11.01 04:22:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. She continues down the path to the fig trees while allowing Elmund and Isi time to make their way and take in the surroundings.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:22:56 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi remarks, "Much water here." Her pace slowed, turning more cautious.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:23:41 ] Elmund Egivand > "A display of wealth?"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:25:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "If in a garden it is. Water is scarce on Mishi IV. This is a natural space that inspires the gardens of the wealthy. A spacelike this would be tightly controlled, or was, inthe days of the Water barons"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:26:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "That was before the Amarr came." she adds absently.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:28:10 ] Elmund Egivand > "Do the Ni-kunni see God in the water?"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:29:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says softly "The ancient Ni-Kunni worshiped a water god among others. Today,of course, they recognize the water as a life giving gift from the one True God they believe in communion with the rest of the Faithful"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:30:25 ] Elmund Egivand > "The Amarr Empire leave the Ni-kunni culture mostly unchanged then. It's the symbolism that has changed."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:32:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Or rather, as we see it, the fullness of its meaning has been revealed. But yes in many ways it was unchanged. In other ways, like the traditional polygamy, it has"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:32:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The test is whether it is compatable with the Faith. Where it is, or does not disrupt it, the Empire tends to leave things alone"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:33:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "the Ni-Kunni were assimilated rather easily. Most of the opposition came from the entrenched power,s such as the water barons"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:33:48 ] Elmund Egivand > ((Now I'm imagining Ni-Kunni life as Arabian Nights))
    [ 2015.11.01 04:33:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Whereas the desert peoples quickly adopted the Faith"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:34:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > ((if you talk to the Ni Kunni rpers and see the venues over the years, thats not too ar off))
    [ 2015.11.01 04:34:47 ] Elmund Egivand > "The ones with power try to keep it in their grasp. The ones without seizes perceived opportunity."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:37:08 ] Elmund Egivand > "This warrants a case study."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:37:23 ] Elmund Egivand > By that she means she's going to drag me into another bookshop.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:37:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:37:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I like your Isi"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:38:30 ] Elmund Egivand > It does bring up a question. Why do some cultures readily assimilate into the Amarr while others, like us Matari, resist fervently?
    [ 2015.11.01 04:40:39 ] Elmund Egivand > Though all the cultures are getting more or less the same deal from the assimilation.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:40:49 ] Elmund Egivand > Except the Khanid.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:40:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Honestly, I wish I knew. Some traditionalists would say that it reflects the relative closeness of the people to God, with True Amarr being the closest and those like the Matari being far and requiring generations to close the gap"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:41:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > As for me, i consider it a Mystery."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:41:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I know that is entirely unsatisfactory an answer, but i am not a theologian
    [ 2015.11.01 04:41:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles slightly at Elmund.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:42:08 ] Elmund Egivand > I only know for certain that the books that practically replaces Isi's bed will be replaced with books on Amarr, Ni-kunni and Minmatar history.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:42:41 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi pinches Elmund's forearm.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:42:43 ] Elmund Egivand > Ow
    [ 2015.11.01 04:43:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:43:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well if she wishes, she can send requests to Lyn Farel, our librarian"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:43:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am sure I could arrange a loan"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:44:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "At this point the tour is concluded,. I appreciate the chance to meet the two of you."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:44:21 ] Elmund Egivand > Oh, I'm sure she's perusing digital catalogues at this moment.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:44:46 ] Elmund Egivand > Next hour she's dragging me to Rens as well as producing a list of purchases from Jita.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:45:14 ] Elmund Egivand > "Elmund!"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:45:55 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote smirks at Isi. He then turns to Lunarisse and nods. "This has been a very illuminating tour."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:46:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I hope so..." she smiles. "I wish both of you a good and pleasant night."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:46:38 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote most of my people would avoid this tour entirely out of principle, and will not ever have the chance of gaining the Amarr perspective."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:48:24 ] Elmund Egivand > I know for certain that my grandfather would suffer a stroke if he knew I visited.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:48:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says softly "I am sure. I think there's a lot each side could still learn from each other."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:49:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "However'
    [ 2015.11.01 04:50:49 ] Elmund Egivand > I really can't speak for the Minmatar regarding this sentiments, which is unfortunate.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:51:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "I do have some others interested. We'll see how they react"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:52:17 ] Elmund Egivand > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:52:34 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi. It's time to leave.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:52:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "In the meantime' she frowns as she checks something "Local seems to have a lot of flashies. if yuou and Isi wantto spend some time alone, you are welcome to stay for a little while"
    [ 2015.11.01 04:53:08 ] Elmund Egivand > Isi perks up upon hearing the words, "Flashies."
    [ 2015.11.01 04:53:37 ] Elmund Egivand > Thank you once again for the tour, Ms. Aspenstar. Isi, the tour is concluded.
    [ 2015.11.01 04:54:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. She would show them ouit and a staff member would escort them to the hangars.
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:49 am

    **INTERLUDE**
    **RETURN TO MEHATOOR***

    [ 2015.11.01 05:04:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm not sure either of us really needs a scout under the circumstances.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:04:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles. "I am still.. very cautious"
    [ 2015.11.01 05:04:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Unlikemy daughter"
    [ 2015.11.01 05:05:03 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I ... heard ... what you said about ... why you garden, Directrix.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:05:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh" She blushes.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:06:10 ] Aria Jenneth > ... They do seem like good reasons. I'm not sure whether mine will be the same; the ... pod ... itself ... isn't so alienating, I don't think.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:06:34 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but ... there are ... a lot of possible meanings to find in such a thing.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:07:42 ] Aria Jenneth > Some of them ... I should probably resist. It would be easy to rationalize ... destroying hostile ships as being like pulling weeds.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:08:25 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm sorry. I'm ... kind of rattling on.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:08:31 ] Aria Jenneth > I'll leave you in peace.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:09:53 ] Aria Jenneth > Uaaka, Directrix.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:09:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2015.11.01 05:10:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Have a Blessed Night"
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    Re: RP = The Gardens of the Empire

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:14 pm

    *** A Ni-Kunni Water Garden from Mishi***


    Interludes during the trials:

    [ 2015.11.04 02:53:54 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote makes her way in, wearing a loose black robe and a red and gold headscarf. She goes over by the waterfall, dismissing the holo recording. Ali sits down on the rocks and looks at the water flowing, a stoic look on her face.
    [ 2015.11.04 02:57:11 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote rests her hands on her lap, closes her eyes and prays softly.

    Second Interlude:

    [ 2015.11.05 02:45:18 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote notes that she's sitting by the waterfall with a thermos of tea with her.

    Third Interlude:


    [ 2015.11.08 14:10:33 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote makes her way in, this time in a red and gold dress, a loose abaya with House Sarum's crest on the back and goes over to kneel by the waterfall.
    [ 2015.11.08 14:13:16 ] Alizabeth Vea > "God, I've not asked for much from you except for forgiveness and mercy for my sins. I know, I know, that I have done evil and can do nothing but toil all my days to prove myself worthy of forgiveness."
    [ 2015.11.08 14:14:46 ] Alizabeth Vea > "But I beg of you, Lord God, and Jamyl's spirit, to help me here today. Give me the courage, honor, strength and skill, Your land to serve, Your will fulfill."
    [ 2015.11.08 14:17:37 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I will accept loss. I will bow to Your will. But let it be an honest loss and not my mistake."

    Fourth Interlude:

    [ 2015.11.10 00:11:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters, in a wandering mood, through her gardens.
    [ 2015.11.10 00:12:18 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote is sitting in what has become her customary spot by the waterfall, a thermos of tea sat down beside her. There's a paper book in her hands that she's reading.
    [ 2015.11.10 00:13:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote makes her way quietly over. "Hello Alizabeth."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:15:11 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote sets down the book and stands. "Salve, Ms. Aspenstar." she bows in the Caldari fashion. "Do I need to vacate? Are you doing a tour?"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:15:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh not at all. I am just wandering and clearing my head."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:15:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles slightly "A very fine effort yesterday by you and your teammates"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:16:28 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smiles wide herself. "Thank you. They are, without a doubt, the finest pilots I have had the honor of flying with."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:17:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles. "One reason I sent my daughter there." She pauses "Well i hope the gardens is helping you relax and focus?"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:18:43 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smirks. "If I look relaxed, then I am doing a good job at hiding my inner turmoil. I don't think anything, not even my TCMC could make me relax today."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:19:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly "Well. You need to. if you fret all week you'll be a burned out candle by the weekend"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:21:13 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh, not fretting, just . . . amazed. Astounded that we won. It had to be God, because it certainly was not me."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:23:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I saw God's hand in a lot of the battles this weekend. Ediety's lot of Blooders lost in the first round, Max Mad did as well"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:23:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Pinky Feldman and her lot of Blooders lost in the second round. We were saved a lot of scandal by those."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:24:30 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Everything was turned upside down. I suddenly find myself in a very elite group of important pilots. I just . . . hope I don't crack like before."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:25:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says quietly "trust in God. Whatever happens is his will at this point. If you didn't crack this past weekend, I am sure you won't the next"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:27:11 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "Hopefully. . . . Would you care to join me? I have some tea, still, though I only brought one cup along with me." she frowns slighly "Oh, and candied violets."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:28:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh don't worry about the tea." She tilts her head "candied violets?"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:29:56 ] Alizabeth Vea > "They're a Caldari dish. Candied violet petals."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:31:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh, how interesting, I'd be delighted to try some"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:33:53 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote gestures to her opposite as she adjusts her red and gold yukata to sit. "You know, I have not been able to see Sister Rahama since returning to Empire space."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:34:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote takes a seat with Ali, she nods.
    [ 2015.11.10 00:37:16 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote unpackages a small plastic container. "Now that Empress Jamyl is dead, does her spirit ever return to Amarr?"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:38:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "As a Saint I would think she is still with us and can intercede for us if we pray and ask her to. We pray to god of course, but... prayer to a saint is sort of talking to someone with an ear to God"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:38:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > *of God
    [ 2015.11.10 00:38:39 ] Alizabeth Vea > "But, would she ever visit us again?"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:39:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote shrugs "I'd say that is up to God. Some believers think she will at the end of the days"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:40:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I confess I am one of them. She did once before after all/."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:41:23 ] Alizabeth Vea > "In the State, we believe that the spirits of our ancestors will visit us and if we have displeased them or brought shame on them, they will bring us bad fortune. I . . . I have no ancestors anymore, do you think that Jamyl would be upset if I
    [ 2015.11.10 00:41:30 ] Alizabeth Vea > considered her one of mine?"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:43:23 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote opens the container. Inside is packed with the candied petals. Ali sets it down between them, gesturing her offering to Luna first.
    [ 2015.11.10 00:44:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says quietly "I don't think so". She takes one of the petals.
    [ 2015.11.10 00:44:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote lifts it to her lips and nibbles on the edge.
    [ 2015.11.10 00:45:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote slips the rest in. "Sweet"
    [ 2015.11.10 00:45:22 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smiles. "It was my mother's recipie."
    [ 2015.11.10 00:45:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I like it." she smiles.
    [ 2015.11.10 00:46:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote takes another piece. She sits for a while quietly with ali, nibbling and then eatinga few of them.
    [ 2015.11.10 00:48:42 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I never thought we would win. I thought Ms. Randolph would take the victory."
    [ 2015.11.10 01:24:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods quietly.
    [ 2015.11.10 01:24:44 ] Alizabeth Vea > "And now, if Sarum loses, it will be our fault." she twitches a bit.
    [ 2015.11.10 01:25:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "No. It will be because He had other plans. Still" she twitches "do your utmost so there is no doubt, win or lose."
    [ 2015.11.10 01:26:57 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I guess." she sighs "Are you sure you don't want some tea?"
    [ 2015.11.10 01:34:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles wrly "I need to go soon. But I appreciate it." She pauses "Does the Admiral need more funds to ensure you are all equipped this coming weekend?"
    [ 2015.11.10 01:35:02 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Probably. We're swapping implants in and out to get just that much more of an edge, even on top of ships."
    [ 2015.11.10 01:35:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Alright. I will send some to our mutual contact again"
    [ 2015.11.10 01:36:17 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Thank you again for introducing me to the Admiral. I hope I will not let you down."
    [ 2015.11.10 01:36:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am sure you won't." She smiles brightly. Her smile fades "But now I need to go mine. ISk is about to out the door again" she chuckles wryly.
    [ 2015.11.10 01:37:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote stands and bows. "God be with you, Ms. Aspenstar."
    [ 2015.11.10 01:38:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "And with you" She smiles and gently squeezes Ali's arm.
    [ 2015.11.10 01:38:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exits.

    Final Interlude:

    [ 2015.11.16 02:10:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. She glances around the gardens.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:11:19 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote is sitting in her normal spot, drinking tea. She does look a little down.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:11:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote walks over quietly "Hello Ms. Vea."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:12:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks mildly alarmed as she notices Ali is drinking 'tea'
    [ 2015.11.16 02:13:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "are you alright?" She glances pointedly at the tea cup.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:13:45 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote stands up and bows, "Ms. Aspenstar or, um, is it Daphiti?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:14:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Mrs. Daphiti" She pauses, then adds "Although I don't mind Lunarisse if it makes you more comfortable when in a private setting."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:15:18 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Apologies, I did not know you were married."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:16:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I was...' she frowns "or am..." She exhales "Meh, it's complicated right now."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:16:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "the Abbess felt firmly that regardless, i should continue my married name until I am re-married, if ever."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:17:21 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I'm sorry to hear that, but I understand. And she's not really someone you argue with."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:17:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles "That is true."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:17:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Mind if I take a seat with you?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:18:07 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh, um, please. Would you like some? Ni-Kunni spiced Chai."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:18:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes, that would be lovely."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:19:45 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote pulls out a collapsable cup-she came prepared this time-and pours some of the tea into it. And then she opens a little container with a few sugar cubes.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:21:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote takes a seat and glances at Ali "While i am sorry your team lost, it's clear to all you gave your best. I think you can trust this was God's will" She sighs unhappily.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:22:27 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote sighs. "I know." she sighs again.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:22:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote simply sits quietly watching Ali prepare the te.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:23:57 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote hands Luna her cup of tea. "It's still . . . a tough loss."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:25:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "of course. I had hoped Lord Merimeth would continue what the Empress left unfinished"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:25:46 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Yes." she sighs again.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:26:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Obviously the PIE members of your team have... sufficient matters to distract them and to get back on track now.." She frowns slightly "Have you thought of what you plan to do now?
    [ 2015.11.16 02:28:44 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I might leave the Militia. I've . . . I've killed a lot of people, a lot of good people in the last week."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:29:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:29:59 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Maybe try and fight the Drifters. Maybe even take a break from fighting."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:31:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes, they have renewed their activities" She frowns "A few member of the Society, led by Lord Raholan, are seeking to aid the consortium"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:31:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "others of course, mine. We are a diverse lot."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:32:49 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Is that a recruitment pitch?" she half grins. "How much is the membership fee? A mere billion? And the SRP program is amazing, right?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:32:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "How odd.. it almost seemed as if the drifters may have their own disputes in the last incursion.'
    [ 2015.11.16 02:33:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles. "Well, no. But we are always open for applicants who are faithful and loyal to the Empire. Gosh knows you've proven that in the past weeks"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:35:39 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I guess you'll want a full API and a week to do a check?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:36:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I don't do API's. I trust my own vetting. However... we do have 3 questions I'd ask to make sure you fall within a general range of compatablity with the other membership"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:37:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Ali "I only ask them if someone says they are applying to us?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:39:25 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote sips her tea and answers after a moment. "Go ahead and ask."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:40:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "What is the essence of the Amarr faith to you?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:42:01 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Obey God and all His commandments."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:42:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes you should do that. Why?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:42:34 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Salvation."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:43:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly. She sips her tea.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:44:03 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I'm not a priest. I just listen to what I'm told." she looks uncomfortable.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:44:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles "I am not a priest either. But do you believe what you just told me?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:46:01 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I do."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:46:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods, looking satisfied.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:46:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "the next question is simple"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:47:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Do you think it is more important in God's eyes to simply be true amarr or to be a person lives a righteous life in accord with his commandments?" She glances at Ali "it seems you might have already answered this, but I will ask anyway
    [ 2015.11.16 02:50:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote sips her tea.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:50:11 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote pauses. "I think Sister Rahama would say the latter. I think the Abbess would as well. So, the latter."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:51:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly. She glances at Ali "And I assume that as they are your spiritual guides, you honor and adhere to what they have taught or what you think they would teach?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:51:26 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Yes."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:54:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Last question
    [ 2015.11.16 02:54:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "What is the purpose and role of slavery in today's empire?" - c
    [ 2015.11.16 02:55:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Since you did not grow up in the Empire this may seem a more hypoptheical question, but it is important. I seek to have the Society adhere to all aspects of the Empire's laws and the Scripture of the Faith," -'c
    [ 2015.11.16 02:55:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "nd I do need to know of this will pose a difficulty for you. We are not an abolitionist sect."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:55:44 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I'm not the best when it comes to pop quizzes, you know."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:56:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles "You are doing fine. And I'd rather have unrehearsed answers"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:57:48 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote looks uncomfortable. "I don't like slavery . . . the Caldari in me. I understand the point of it, though. And, I'm not bold enough to go tell a True Amarr that they're doing it wrong. I'm a combat pilot, I fight for Sarum and the Empire."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:57:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote takes another sip of tea.
    [ 2015.11.16 02:57:54 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I'm not a theologian."
    [ 2015.11.16 02:58:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "You will abide by and not dispute settled law in this area then?"
    [ 2015.11.16 02:59:39 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Yes. Absolutely."
    [ 2015.11.16 03:01:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods, satisfied. "Well, we are a looser corporation than you are used to. We are a fellowship with pilots who do a diversity of matters on their own. We rarely have scheduled ops."
    [ 2015.11.16 03:01:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "WHile it seems to be this lack of structure may be perfect for you at this time, I do need to make sure you are prepared for it." She glances at Ali "And if you choose to move on after you get your bearings, that is fine as well. I do not own you."
    [ 2015.11.16 03:01:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Do you still want to join us?" she gives a faint smile.
    [ 2015.11.16 03:02:48 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Well, I am glad to know that, not being owned, I mean. And yes. I do." she smirks.
    [ 2015.11.16 03:03:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods "Then you are welcome to do so. Our base in Nahyeen. You should visit Gottin's Lamp when you are there. We also have bases in Mehatoor and Safidon, as well as x6. The latter may be closed or relocated soon"
    [ 2015.11.16 03:04:10 ] Alizabeth Vea > "X6?"
    [ 2015.11.16 03:04:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "In Providence, which we opened during the late Imperium War. The need has passed"
    [ 2015.11.16 03:05:02 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I think I should stay out of there."
    [ 2015.11.16 03:05:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles "Yes'
    [ 2015.11.16 03:05:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > SFRIM.OOC
    [ 2015.11.16 03:06:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Your title is Aspirant. After thirty days, you are eligible for Neophyte
    [ 2015.11.16 03:07:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Interesting. Okay."
    [ 2015.11.16 03:08:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles "Welcome. I hope you enjoy your stay wish us
    [ 2015.11.16 03:09:53 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Thank you. I hope though, you will understand that for the next week, I am going to just sit here and drink tea." she smiles weakly.
    [ 2015.11.16 03:10:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says wryly "I understand. Still.. gottin's lamp is just outside through the hangar and in the station"
    [ 2015.11.16 03:10:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I'll send the directions to your datapad for reference
    [ 2015.11.16 03:11:39 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "Maybe I'll stop in." She sighs again.
    [ 2015.11.16 03:12:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "If you need a shelf stocked with your preference,s let me know. The capsuleer side has no staff so I try to make sure drinks are available to suit members preferences"
    [ 2015.11.16 03:13:54 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Ah, well, I don't drink alcohol, as you know. So, Ni-Kunni chai or Kresh. Or Starsi."
    [ 2015.11.16 03:14:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Ok"
    [ 2015.11.16 03:15:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "My pardon, I need to retire for the night Ali." She smiles "Welcome aboard"
    [ 2015.11.16 03:16:57 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smiles. "Thank you. And than you for the company, too."
    [ 2015.11.16 03:17:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "of course." She rises and curtseys, then departs.

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