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    RP - Membership Interview of Alizabeth Vea

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    Lunarisse Aspenstar

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    RP - Membership Interview of Alizabeth Vea

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:35 pm


    A Ni-Kunni Water Garden from Mishi

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    [ 2015.11.16 01:56:28 ] EVE System > Channel MOTD: There is the quiet sound of water falling, and trickling. The garden resembles an oasis nestled into a niche surrounded by canyon walls on three sides and, thanks to holographic tech, opening to what seems to be endless desert sands. It is well lit from a full moon which hangs on the sky of Mishi IV. Stars sparkle like jewels in the night,From a spring fed high up in the canyon, descends a waterfall which cascades into a clear blue pool. Surrounding the pool are frail, but verdant Water Baron Fig and Emperor's Date Palm trees. Small bushes grow in clusters of Desert Rose, Fern of the Desert, and Wattle around a winding path. Steppe Skink and Al-Dehr Beetles scuttle through the undergrowth. The scents of the Desert Honeysuckle, known as the Angel's Trumpet, and the Bird of Paradise flower, which bears spicy fruits, fill the air. Oasis of Heaven Water Lilies bob quietly in the pond. A fire burns in a Brazier of smoked wood. In the background is the sound of traditional ni-kunni Wind Dancing music.

    [ 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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    Re: RP - Membership Interview of Alizabeth Vea

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:54 pm

    **Rentry RP***


    Luna's Private Quarters at the Lamp

    After you descend in an elevator, you enter a lush space. Warm rays descend from above, as if lit by a sun on a warm sunny day. A White Arbor stands at the entrance with a rambling climbing Blush Pink Colored Rose Bush entwined along its arch. At the base of the arbor are the Yellow blooms of the Forsythia bush. Should you enter under the arch, you entered into an enclosed garden surrounded by walls on four sides. A path of Grey Stepping Stones leads through economy sized beds of Vegetables and Tubers and culinary herbs that ring interior. At the end of the beds are small trelleses to allow for Grape Vines to wind and grow. The center of the garden is a bed of brightly colored flowers for cuttings surrounding a Statute of Empress Jamyl I. Someone has been weaving a crown of roses that has been placed on the statue. At two difference places in the garden are marble benches for rest, contemplation and quiet talks. The walls are concealed by a riot of color and a lush, tangled cottage garden that seems to stretch forever, a mix of careful planting and holos. At the end of the garden is a cottage with Lunarisse's private library of antique books and a bedroom.

    [ 2016.06.28 01:16:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote is quietly reading at the "porch" next to her library and bedroom.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:17:21 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote steps from the elevator, and squints up at the intense light shining down from above, then breaks into an almost childish grin*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:18:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote calls out "Over here Aria"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:18:56 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote enters. She's in a red dress with gold accents and a Sarum pin on her left breast. It's clear she's more than a little apprehensive, and in awe at the surroundings. She's never been here and it's quite elaborate. She never even knew.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:19:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote rises, placing her book into her rocking chair. "And come over here too Ali." She smiles.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:20:01 ] Aria Jenneth > *starts to head towards the Directrix, then double takes as Ali exits the elevator, and bows formally before scurrying over to Luna's side*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:20:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote indicates to the chairs on the porch and the rocking swing. "Room for all. I have some lemonade and cookies too."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:20:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote indicates to a small table in the middle.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:20:45 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote makes her way over and kneels. "Directrix."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:20:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > of the porch
    [ 2016.06.28 01:21:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Ali, get up. No need to bow to me." she says softly. "Welcome back."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:22:10 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote twitches nervously as she stands. "Thank you, ma'am." She says in neutral toned Amarrish.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:22:12 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *beams quietly at Ali (apparently her delight at seeing her friend back in the corp hasn't worn off yet)*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:22:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gives Ali a hug after she stands, then steps back "Please sit," she repeats.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:23:42 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote returns the hug stiffly. She nods and sits down, smoothing out her dress as she does.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:23:51 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly settles herself near Luna*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:24:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "First things first..." she looks at Ali "How are the children?"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:26:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote takes a moment. "Physically, they are well. Hasani is settling in very well. She's taken to life on Sarum Prime with an unbound enthusiasm. And she loves shopping. Thank God I am wealthy."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:28:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles softly. "Good."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:29:27 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Din still has some troubles." she glances to Aria and then back to Lunarisse. "Because he's older, he's had some experiences. And, genetic testing shows that he's half Sebiestor. So, I've set him up his own sort of workshop and a place to tinker."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:30:05 ] Alizabeth Vea > "But there's still a layer there that I don't know if I've reached through."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:30:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slowly. "Good. If he is able to pursue his own vocations suitable to him it will help him adjust and settle down. Still..." she frowns.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:30:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I wish there was a former slave we could have him talk to. I don't think the Lieutenant Kerner is the one and I don't know many others..."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:31:02 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I tried talking to Lt. Kerner. Bluntly, she was extremely unhelpful."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:31:25 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote glances back to Aria. "I assume that what I say will not be repeated?" and back to Luna.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:31:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "It won't be." She looks at Aria. "Consider Aria my shadow. What is said here, stays here."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:32:17 ] Aria Jenneth > *nodnods*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:32:31 ] Alizabeth Vea > "It is my utmost desire to make sure that Din doesn't wind up like Lt. Kernher."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:32:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says softly "A good desire."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:32:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am hoping.. we got him young enough..."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:33:12 ] Alizabeth Vea > "So do I." she says, almost at tears.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:33:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Ali. "I'll help anyway i can."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:33:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pauses " You can.. have him visit the Society and show him not all Amarr are monsters"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:33:58 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:34:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks uncertain as if she wants to say something, but is mulling over whether to.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:35:20 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote remains quiet.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:36:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I still remember their mother.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:36:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > She.. still haunts my dreams.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:36:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I.. think I am .. putting names to some faces... now. *she says softly*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:37:00 ] Alizabeth Vea > "So do I." Ali says softly and a tear falls down her cheek.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:37:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote looks at Luna with a head canted to the side.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:38:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I.. am going to ask the Lieutenant.. who is our.. part time Librarian now by the way...
    [ 2016.06.28 01:38:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > to image what i remember and try to match them in a database.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:38:41 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote stays quiet.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:38:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says a little coolly "I want to be sure none of them survived the bombardment. If they did.. I want justice done even if delayed"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:39:29 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote balls her hands into tight fists and nods firmly.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:40:04 ] Aria Jenneth > *Aria's lips curve upwards, ever so slightly, at the edges*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:40:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exhales. "I am sorry to mention that... but you are.. their mother know. You need to know if any of them are still out there and could recognize the children"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:40:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I will let you know if we find anything."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:41:18 ] Alizabeth Vea > "If they are recognized? What's the level of danger?"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:41:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I don't know. I guess it depends on who."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:41:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > they have been lawfully freed
    [ 2016.06.28 01:41:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > so i am more concerned about.. emotional danger.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:42:27 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods again. It's pretty clear from her expression what Ali's response to danger to her children will be.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:43:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Ali "As for the Society, i recall your mail when you left. I trust your active obligations to the Imperium are over for now?" She adds "Not that I thought you'd ever act against our interests while with us?"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:44:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote did shift abruptly on topics.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:44:28 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote takes a breath. "They are over for good," she says quietly.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:45:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Then I hope you can be with us for Good.. or at least until God shows your path and talents are needed elsewhere." She says softly "Hopefully a long time from now"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:45:49 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I take it I have been fired from being the Sabatine."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:46:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I would like you to focus on your duties with the Drifters. I ..am not sure we need a Satellium given that we have several competent FC's now." She mutters "besides, i think the position is cursed"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:46:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Ali "Not fired, simple retasked. I want us to keep pushing the Drifters and take the fight to them so they don't bring the fight to us"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:46:57 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote just nods.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:48:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "Do you need to .. talk to me about anything Ali, or .. have we covered matters?"
    [ 2016.06.28 01:49:24 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote tries to find the words. Unsuccessfuly.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:50:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gives Ali an encouraging smile.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:51:01 ] Aria Jenneth > ...? *cants her head a few degrees to the right*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:52:14 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I . . . I am sorry." she says, looking down.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:52:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says firmly "There is nothing to be sorry about."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:54:58 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I chose the Imperium over you. Over the Empire. Over the corp. Over Lady Newelle. Over . . . " she swallows. "Over my children."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:55:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slowly. She ponders for a moment, as if choosing her words.
    [ 2016.06.28 01:55:40 ] Alizabeth Vea > "And when I was gone, you were nearly killed."
    [ 2016.06.28 01:57:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well." she sighs. "On that point, I am not terribly sure you would have made a difference. it.. wasn;t in space." She looks at Ali. "But on the first issue" -c-
    [ 2016.06.28 01:57:06 ] Aria Jenneth > *Aria's gaze flinches off to the right. It's several seconds before she can look at Ali again*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:58:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > It's.. an aporism, cliche, but it can be true,. Sometimes... you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. I... pray.. hope.. that this ... experience... is helpful in that... you now know. *softly*
    [ 2016.06.28 01:59:15 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I didn't expect you to take me back."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:01:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slowly. "You showed integrity in how you left. I can respect that." She looks at Ali "I assume by your apoligy that is a promise you won't make that choice again?"
    [ 2016.06.28 02:02:30 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods slowly, the shame of her failure clear on her face.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:05:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Then, please. You are back." She looks at Ali ""Face the enemy as a solid wall For faith is your armor And through it, the enemy will find no breach"
    [ 2016.06.28 02:06:37 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Normally, this is where you would make me drink the tea." It's a failed attempt at a joke
    [ 2016.06.28 02:07:03 ] Aria Jenneth > *winces ever so slightly*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:07:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Ali, then Aria "Enough with the tea" she says wryly.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:08:37 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:08:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote frowns. "My pardon,, I need to meet with someone else now." She sighs. "A Directrix's job is never done." She looks at Aria and Ali "Feel free to have .. some Lemonade and chat you two"
    [ 2016.06.28 02:08:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote stresses lemonade.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:09:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote rises with a slight twinkle in her eye.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:09:18 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote rises as well and bows deeply in the Caldari style.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:09:26 ] Aria Jenneth > ... are you ... sure you don't want me to come with, Directrix? *also rises*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:10:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "No.. it's fine, Aria." she smiles. Take some time off "Unless Ali needs to get back to her children" she looks at Ali.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:10:11 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:10:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exits.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:11:02 ] Aria Jenneth > ... will you stay a bit, Ali?
    [ 2016.06.28 02:11:10 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote more or less falls back into the seat. She nods weakly.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:11:48 ] Aria Jenneth > *pours two glasses of lemonade (the first time she's seemed to actually acknowledge that the stuff existed), and passes one to Ali*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:12:37 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Thank you." She switches to her native Caldari.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:13:29 ] Aria Jenneth > *nodnods* You're welcome. *she's also switched to Caldari-- somewhat accented*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:14:15 ] Alizabeth Vea > "She's a better CEO than I have any right to. The Mittani would not have accepted me back."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:14:45 ] Aria Jenneth > Well ... I think it's fair to say that the Directrix is a little ... different from The Mittani, Ali.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:14:54 ] Alizabeth Vea > "She is."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:15:26 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote sips her drink.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:16:16 ] Aria Jenneth > *faint smile* She is ... patient, though. Especially considering she has two Caldari to deal with who keep offering to kill themselves.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:17:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I don't think I've ... met an Amarrian yet who responds very well to that.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:17:46 ] Aria Jenneth > *she sips her own lemonade*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:18:05 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I didn't ... realize you felt so bad, about going to help your friends.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:19:31 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "No, they don't seem to understand our honor culture." Ali pauses. "I hated having to choose between them. It was horrible. One of the worst decisions I had to make."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:19:59 ] Alizabeth Vea > "The only thing that I think could be worse would be to have to chose one of my children to live."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:20:16 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nodnods*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:21:25 ] Aria Jenneth > ... For ... me ... I think if PY-RE raised a call for the Falcons to return ... I'd probably have found it hard to stay away. If it happened ... a little earlier, anyway.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:21:53 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Yeah. You seem to have settled in very well to being her retainer."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:22:13 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nodnods* I did make a promise to Des, but ...
    [ 2016.06.28 02:23:20 ] Alizabeth Vea > "We've both made promises and oathes to multiple people. I pray they never conflict."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:23:32 ] Aria Jenneth > *nodnods*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:23:48 ] Alizabeth Vea > "And yours."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:25:06 ] Aria Jenneth > Are you ... still bound to the Lady Admiral at all?
    [ 2016.06.28 02:25:22 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I am."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:25:47 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm glad. Well. Sort of. She scares me.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:25:52 ] Aria Jenneth > ... you knew that, though.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:25:57 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Still?"
    [ 2016.06.28 02:26:14 ] Aria Jenneth > I ... haven't seen much of her since you left, Ali.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:26:42 ] Alizabeth Vea > "She's been very busy with her holding. Apparently being suddenly elevated to a Holder is a lot of work."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:26:57 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm less angry with her husband, but ... I'm not sure that'll translate to feeling less like I'm about to be put before a firing squad, when dealing with her.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:27:49 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote frowns. "She can be intimidating. I will give you that. I won't deny that joining her team terrified me."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:29:35 ] Alizabeth Vea > "But she's not going to have you shot."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:29:43 ] Aria Jenneth > It's ... not that I feel like she'd actually have me shot, Ali. It's ... more that, if she decided to really put the effort into it, she could pretty easily unmake my life here.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:30:18 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I don't think she will."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:30:31 ] Alizabeth Vea > "And you have a friend in her court."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:30:54 ] Aria Jenneth > In ... principle, I agree. Um. I might sort of have two. Aldrith is ...
    [ 2016.06.28 02:31:00 ] Aria Jenneth > *she sighs*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:31:50 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote waits. "He seems to look at me askance. Lady Newelle regards me high than he does, I think."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:33:12 ] Aria Jenneth > He complimented me at the one-year mark for not having "done too terribly." Des snarked at him for extolling me with faint praise.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:33:51 ] Alizabeth Vea > "We're always going to be outsiders."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:35:07 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I know.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:35:44 ] Aria Jenneth > I don't mind that so ... much, though. There's ... no place I could go, where ... that wouldn't be true.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:35:55 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Same."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:36:39 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Sometimes, I wonder if Din and Hasani would not be better off with someone else adopting them. Someone that wasn't an outsider."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:40:16 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... but ...
    [ 2016.06.28 02:40:33 ] Aria Jenneth > ... the insiders seem to think you're a pretty good candidate for the job, Ali.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:41:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... and if the children are growing up ... attached to capsuleer culture, they're ... inevitably going to be outsiders, too, a little bit.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:41:39 ] Aria Jenneth > It doesn't have to be a bad thing.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:42:11 ] Alizabeth Vea > "There are plenty of other people that could have adopted them that were not cfapsuleers. They could have had a normal life, well, as normal as possible given the preconditions."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:43:47 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* I think the choice was pretty much ... to create exceptions, or leave them where you found them, Ali. And there was no way that last was going to happen.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:44:08 ] Alizabeth Vea > "True."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:46:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ...
    [ 2016.06.28 02:47:07 ] Alizabeth Vea > "So." she sighs.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:47:14 ] Aria Jenneth > ... exceptions exist. Best help them be happy as exceptions.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:47:53 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I do everything I can. Everything."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:50:32 ] Aria Jenneth > ... maybe you shouldn't? ... I don't mean that you should become careless, Ali, but ...
    [ 2016.06.28 02:50:49 ] Alizabeth Vea > "But what?"
    [ 2016.06.28 02:51:36 ] Aria Jenneth > ... you're a really intense person, you know? There needs to be ... room for them, and their ... lives. You don't have to build those for them, completely.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:52:38 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I know. And I do give them space. Lt. Kernher actually was the one that pointed it out to me. WIth Din and tinkering-I know that's cliche, being half Sebiestor and mechanically minded, but still."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:53:05 ] Alizabeth Vea > "She said that it would have to be something on his own, unsupervised, for him to discover."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:53:29 ] Aria Jenneth > *nodnods*
    [ 2016.06.28 02:53:51 ] Aria Jenneth > ... The LT is ... she does have some useful thoughts. I think most people do.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:54:14 ] Aria Jenneth > But ... Yeah. I can see why you ... wouldn't want the children to grow up seeing the world in a similar way.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:54:18 ] Alizabeth Vea > "She did have some help. But her attitude. She said I should have left them as slaves."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:54:39 ] Aria Jenneth > Well-- she's told me I'd be better off as one, so ...
    [ 2016.06.28 02:54:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote sighs.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:54:55 ] Aria Jenneth > For that matter, she thinks she'd be better off as one.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:55:14 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Probably."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:56:33 ] Alizabeth Vea > "She's so damaged, it makes me worry about Din. A lot."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:56:49 ] Aria Jenneth > Except ... well. I guess she also doesn't ... seem to view the approaching advent of Empress Catiz with joy.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:57:13 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Makes two of us. At least she bears no personal responsibility for it."
    [ 2016.06.28 02:58:57 ] Aria Jenneth > ... more ... specifically, she seems to have reversed herself on ... whether slavery's useful as an institution.
    [ 2016.06.28 02:59:12 ] Alizabeth Vea > "What?
    [ 2016.06.28 02:59:46 ] Alizabeth Vea > "*
    [ 2016.06.28 03:00:05 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well, if the Amarr Empire has grown liberal and wayward it can't very well lift slaves up to God, can it?
    [ 2016.06.28 03:00:23 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I suppose that makes a perverse bit of sense."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:00:26 ] Aria Jenneth > It's part of her whole view of the world as a ... place falling into darkness and corruption.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:01:01 ] Aria Jenneth > Now she thinks slaves have to be saved from the ... sinister influence of the Merchant Empress.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:01:24 ] Alizabeth Vea > "The Merchant Empress. Is that what people are calling her?"
    [ 2016.06.28 03:01:42 ] Aria Jenneth > That's ... her term.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:02:16 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I see."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:02:23 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... we'll see whether it catches on. It'll probably be something her enemies call her from time to time.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:03:17 ] Alizabeth Vea > "This is a level of politics I don't even want to get involved in."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:05:08 ] Aria Jenneth > *nodnods*
    [ 2016.06.28 03:05:14 ] Aria Jenneth > *and sips her lemonade*
    [ 2016.06.28 03:07:01 ] Alizabeth Vea > "It's not for us outsiders."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:07:33 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I kind of like getting to watch, though!
    [ 2016.06.28 03:07:44 ] Alizabeth Vea > "It can be interesting, yes."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:12:55 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote finishes her lemonade and pours herself a new glass. "What I really need is a girlfriend."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:15:52 ] Aria Jenneth > ... do you have ... anyone in mind?
    [ 2016.06.28 03:16:28 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I do not. There was one PIE officer, but . . . I don't actually know her. She just caught my eye."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:18:11 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Um. Not Laerisse?
    [ 2016.06.28 03:18:39 ] Alizabeth Vea > "No. Given my children's heritage, she is Ni-Kunni."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:19:00 ] Aria Jenneth > Oh ... hm.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:20:48 ] Alizabeth Vea > "But, there are other Ni-Kunni in Amarr."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:21:05 ] Alizabeth Vea > "And if that ends badly, I could just date Arrendis."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:21:41 ] Aria Jenneth > *smiles a little* I do ... like her.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:21:51 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh? You've met Arra?"
    [ 2016.06.28 03:22:07 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. Not ... so much in person, but ...
    [ 2016.06.28 03:22:27 ] Aria Jenneth > She was kind of the person who got me thinking of Goonswarm as ... maybe something interesting, instead of ... well ...
    [ 2016.06.28 03:22:37 ] Alizabeth Vea > "A bunch of lunatics?"
    [ 2016.06.28 03:22:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm not sure that would have done it justice, but ... kind of, yeah.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:24:06 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "There are good people there. Reallly. They stick together and tried to make civilization in nullsec."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:24:46 ] Aria Jenneth > ... That's why I started to think they seemed interesting.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:25:41 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "I still believe in them. The frontiers of civilization are often messy."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:26:19 ] Aria Jenneth > ... yeah.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:26:43 ] Aria Jenneth > Well ... I hope they focus more on the ... "civilization" side of things than on the "revenge" side.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:27:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... revenge isn't ... a very productive impulse, I don't ... think.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:27:13 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I do too. But I wouldn't hope too much."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:28:25 ] Aria Jenneth > That's ... a little bit of a pity. Oh, well.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:28:37 ] Aria Jenneth > *she finishes her lemonade*
    [ 2016.06.28 03:29:32 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Anyways. I should get home, make sure everything is okay." she stands. "It's good to see you again. Hopefully you don't think too much less of me for leaving."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:30:30 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* ... I was a little more okay with this method, actually, Ali.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:30:52 ] Alizabeth Vea > "What do you mean?"
    [ 2016.06.28 03:30:59 ] Aria Jenneth > The ... previous time you decided to leave, you did it with a pistol, so ...
    [ 2016.06.28 03:31:08 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Ah."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:31:41 ] Aria Jenneth > *she smiles a little* I can't really object to someone wanting to help her friends.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:32:05 ] Aria Jenneth > After all ... that's pretty much why I'm here.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:32:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... or ... that's one reason.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:32:44 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "Sometime later, you'll have to catch me up on Mr. Onzo. Hopefully you're still together?"
    [ 2016.06.28 03:33:11 ] Aria Jenneth > *she rises* ... yeah. We haven't ... seen too much of each other since the ... fishing trip, though.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:33:56 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote winces. "Well, you should make the time, eh?" Ali bows. "Have a good night, Aria."
    [ 2016.06.28 03:34:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... you also, suuolo. *she bows in turn, in Amarrian fashion, a little lower than Ali did*
    [ 2016.06.28 03:35:27 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smiles and heads out.
    [ 2016.06.28 03:37:34 ] Aria Jenneth > *takes a cookie, and heads for the elevator herself shortly thereafter*

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