*** 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*
[ 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!