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    Lunarisse Aspenstar

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    RP - A Blood Oath

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:17 pm

    Lunarisse's Sanctum

    A small but lush space. 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 small 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 the walls. 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. At the end of the garden is a cottage with Lunarisse's private library of antique books and a bedroom,
    [ 2016.03.09 03:39:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote is in her rocking chair on the cottage porch, reading.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:41:34 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote picks her way through the garden. She doesn't pause, literally or figuratively, to smell the roses, but she does move carefully and observe her surroundings in detail as she goes.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:42:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks up, placing her antique book on a small table. "Have a seat Aria" she indicates to a rocking swing.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:42:29 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *she pauses to bow to the Directrix, then sits*
    [ 2016.03.09 03:43:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote rubs the bridge of her nose. She is a little pale. Her hair is in a pony tail, and she is very casually dressed. She looks a few years younger as well.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:43:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "thanks for coming. Trying to get caught up with people now that i am back."
    [ 2016.03.09 03:43:52 ] Aria Jenneth > . . . ? *doesn't remark on this, but her brow does knit, just a little*
    [ 2016.03.09 03:44:41 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nodnod* It ... seems you did have a restful time, Directrix. You ... seem ...
    [ 2016.03.09 03:44:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... refreshed.. *she doesn't seem sure of the word*
    [ 2016.03.09 03:45:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote quirks a wry smile "that is one way to put it." She picks up a datapad from the table where the book was placed.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:45:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I've been reading the IGS.. or well catching up to it." she grimaces.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:46:11 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods solemnly*
    [ 2016.03.09 03:46:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I should never have replied to that Bastard's questions. Still i thought others who helped us should know what we did."
    [ 2016.03.09 03:47:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Aria. "One post in particular caught my attention: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6378364#post6378364 "
    [ 2016.03.09 03:48:13 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods*
    [ 2016.03.09 03:48:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Aria, you can't let hatred take you over." She pauses "its hard I know with.. some people."
    [ 2016.03.09 03:50:33 ] Aria Jenneth > .... *she looks out into the garden, expression still solemn. Her lips tighten, just a little*
    [ 2016.03.09 03:50:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exhales. "Forgive me. I've been negligent with your spiritual exercises. That post reminded me of that..."
    [ 2016.03.09 03:51:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "From.. your Sojourn meditations,... I think you took something from the gardening and then.. from the helping..." she says quietly.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:52:47 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods, slightly, once*
    [ 2016.03.09 03:53:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But... I think its time to focus on something new. And maybe help with what you were feeling and expressing that post." she looks at Aria.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:54:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Do the Achuran have a tradition of martial arts?"
    [ 2016.03.09 03:54:25 ] Aria Jenneth > ... we do, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:54:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "To what end do they have that tradition?"
    [ 2016.03.09 03:55:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Surely now.. modern weapons are used/"
    [ 2016.03.09 03:55:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... in ... all cases, it can be ... expressed as the perfection of the soul.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:55:57 ] Aria Jenneth > ... and ... no. Generally they are not.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:56:30 ] Aria Jenneth > ... though it is possible to create a traditional weapon using ... modern materials and techniques, and incorporating certain modern technology.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:56:59 ] Aria Jenneth > It ... remains ... even so ... mostly a matter of practice, and focus ... rather than an earnest attempt to prepare to fight and kill.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:57:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods, looking satisfied with the response.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:57:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The Amarr also have martial arts traditions. For your next spiritual exercise, I'd like you to train with a master of them."
    [ 2016.03.09 03:57:53 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *she stiffens, just a little*
    [ 2016.03.09 03:58:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... if ... you believe ... that is wise, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 03:58:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I think.. some things need to be worked out. And sometimes the physical helps the mental"
    [ 2016.03.09 03:58:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Forgive my bluntness"
    [ 2016.03.09 03:59:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gazes at Aria. "Do you have any objection to training with Templar Thal Vadam on a mutually acceptable schedule?"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:00:18 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* I do not, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:00:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Good." she smiles wryly.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:00:56 ] Aria Jenneth > *she seems to relax a little at the revelation of whom her instructor is to be*
    [ 2016.03.09 04:01:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote places the datapad down.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:01:25 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Directrix? ... The passage ... you point to ... is sincere, at the time it was written.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:01:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am sure it was."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:01:36 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but Nauplius is slow on the draw.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:01:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.. feel that way at times to. But one.. has to watch to make sure it doesn't take over."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:01:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:02:05 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I have ... discussed this with Utari.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:02:21 ] Aria Jenneth > The ... slavers ... and technicians ... from the tower, those who survive ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:02:39 ] Aria Jenneth > ... will be turned over to ... civil Amarrian authorities.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:02:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Good."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:03:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I have advised Captain Onzo that the Society will assist."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:03:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I... am not quite up for leading the charge at the moment. But we will fly when he calls us."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:03:48 ] Aria Jenneth > Directrix? .... My ... former self used to say that ... if she ... were human ... that she should slit her own throat ... for the things she had done. She wrote that several times.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:03:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote tilts her head slightly.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:04:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I never ... want to feel that way.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:04:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Good."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:04:21 ] Aria Jenneth > After all ... I'm pretty sure that I am human.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:04:41 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so ... I think ... if I actually skinned someone ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:05:13 ] Aria Jenneth > ... you might find it difficult to keep me alive, after. I'd rather not ... burden you with another ... suicidal Caldari.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:05:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gives a wry chuckle. "Thank you. I trust.. you won.t"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:05:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles "and that brings me to the other issue why I called you here"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:06:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote picks up a scroll from the table. it is sealed with wax.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:07:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "the lawyer finished the paperwork while I was away"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:08:44 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *just ... nods, watching the scroll as though drinking in every detail of it. Her face is otherwise solemn, impassive*
    [ 2016.03.09 04:09:43 ] Aria Jenneth > *a horrible thought appears abruptly to occur to her* ... this lawyer ... Mr. Beaumonte?
    [ 2016.03.09 04:09:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh.. God no."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:10:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles and giggles.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:10:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... oh good.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:10:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I seemed ... to remember ... that he was one.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:11:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh gosh. Well.. he was a businessman, You may be remembering my Gallente lawyer with a similar name, Johanesses. But he handles interstellar matters."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:11:35 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ah. ... I think I was, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:11:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Aria and hands the scroll over "This.. is peculiararly Amarr"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:12:04 ] Aria Jenneth > *accepts it, carefully, with both hands*
    [ 2016.03.09 04:13:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Please review it. There.. is a particular way we sign this one if it is acceptable."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:13:45 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods, and examines the seal*
    [ 2016.03.09 04:13:51 ] Aria Jenneth > This is ... to be broken?
    [ 2016.03.09 04:14:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote notes the seal is with the shield of Sarum and the Daphiti family name.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:14:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:16:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:19:42 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *does so, and reads, slowly and with care*
    [ 2016.03.09 04:22:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... It is ... less ... necessarily permanent ... than I had expected, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:23:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote tilts her head slightly "Well.. you aren't repaying a debt to me, nor are you a slave."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:24:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Although the last one I did.. was for the repayment of an Honor Debt. That was for the term of one year."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:24:15 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but ... I suppose that this is ... an employment agreement, more than ... vassaldom ... and given to a commoner, if a deeply respected one, not to a liege lord.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:24:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:24:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:24:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Although.. it is more than a simple employee"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:25:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "There is a sacred duty attached to it for so long as the relationship lasts." She looks at Aria "Is that still something you are prepared to accept?"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:25:27 ] Aria Jenneth > It ... appears to be, Directrix. You are ... aware, though ... that I do not hold Faith and Scriptures ... especially dear?
    [ 2016.03.09 04:26:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "This.. agreement is in the traditional form."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:26:16 ] Aria Jenneth > I can swear by them ... but my word would be the stronger bond, in fact.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:26:43 ] Aria Jenneth > ... If that is ... the practice, I can accept it in the ... expected spirit, I believe.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:27:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Thank you. I trust your Honor and Word that you will accept it so."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:27:32 ] Aria Jenneth > How is ... it signed?
    [ 2016.03.09 04:28:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles slightly. "Traditionally, we go to the Chapel and sign it on the altar. Then you kneel before me and recite an oath that is the last sentence of the text prior to the scripture cite."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:29:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I, Aria Jenneth, hereby swear to adhere to, defend, and protect Lunarisse Aspenstar Daphiti to my utmost for so long as I am her Retainer.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:29:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The Gallente call it.. a fiduciary duty. The Amarr consider it Sacred."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:31:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "It is often witnessed but not necessarily so."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:31:34 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods*
    [ 2016.03.09 04:32:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "If you want to meditate on this.. we can do it tomorrow. Perhaps one or two of the Society members could witness it.. or anyone else you or I may think of that is appropriate."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:33:55 ] Aria Jenneth > ... there is a part of me that ... wishes to hurry ahead. The ... oath is simple enough, and lesser in degree than ... I imagined when I made this offer.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:34:26 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but I think ... it would be best to move deliberately, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:34:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says quietly "Simpler is best sometimes." She nods to the next statement.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:35:31 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I ... have one other request, Directrix. It's not ... necessary ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:35:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Of course. I.. appreciate what you are committing to do for me."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:36:19 ] Aria Jenneth > Well-- it ... really isn't necessary ... if you think it inappropriate ... but ... considering your request that I work with Thal ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:37:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes?"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:37:55 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I've avoided ... carrying ... or using such a thing as this. But ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:40:13 ] Aria Jenneth > ... there's a certain ... style of dagger. ... long, curved. My ... predecessor carried one. It's ... known as a "crescent," but it's not ... usually ... so sharply curved as that, in fact.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:40:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Aria, curious.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:40:56 ] Aria Jenneth > Most of my martial training in ... any weapon, is in using it. I had one with me when we ... visited Synthia's domain.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:42:07 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's also ... one of only two weapons ... with which I've ever killed anyone, personally. The other is my bare hands.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:42:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote purses her lips slightly. She nods.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:42:52 ] Aria Jenneth > It's an ... item ... with kind of dreadful importance ... to me. It's ... what I used to kill my cousin. ... well-- to put him in a clone, which ... at the time ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:43:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ... You ask me to take up the arts I used to kill Grandfather, Directrix. Those ... same ... might be used to defend you, perhaps ... and to bring me some peace, but ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:43:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote does not interrupt. Saving her thoughts, if any, for when Aria finishes.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:43:57 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's not ... something ... I trust myself to do, unanchored.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:44:16 ] Aria Jenneth > If that knife were ... a symbol of something else....
    [ 2016.03.09 04:44:43 ] Aria Jenneth > ... not of my ... other self's ... treachery ... against her family ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:45:37 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but a mark of my oath to you ... I might trust myself ... in this way, more fully. As it is ... until you said Thal, all I could think was what had ... become of my last master.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:45:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:45:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Alright.. given that... those.. reasons."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:45:57 ] Aria Jenneth > How I'd ... apparently broken his neck.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:46:28 ] Aria Jenneth > ... that seems a little unlikely to happen to Thal, though. *really wan smile*
    [ 2016.03.09 04:47:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.. think so." she gives a wry smle.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:47:38 ] Aria Jenneth > It's ... fine ... if it's an Amarrian design. Maybe a little better, as long as the weight and balance ... aren't too different.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:48:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'd ask for it to ... be a mark of our pact.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:48:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly. "The symbolism of the old weapon worries me.. but if it can be imbued with new symbolism..."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:49:32 ] Aria Jenneth > ... martial arts is a skillset I've ... been letting wither, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:50:03 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Teaching Meogoleh ... and practicing marksmanship a little, by way of protecting myself.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:50:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:50:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I think... if used to help with mental discipline and control.. it may help with.. some of what we see daily in this beknighted cluster." Her voice fades as if remembering something.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:50:57 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I guess ... it's time I ... moved past that. If I'm to be ... any sort of bodyguard at all.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:51:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But yes.. for practical reasons too" she agrees.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:53:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote rises slowly, as if a little unsteady on her feet. "Comm me when you've had a chance to meditate on this. And if you agree.. bring the Crescent."
    [ 2016.03.09 04:53:48 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Respectfully, Directrix ... and this is kind of important ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:54:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... knowing fully that this is a ... likely to not be especially easy-- but ... well, you've no shortage of persons to speak to ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:54:43 ] Aria Jenneth > ... this won't ... be a thing I can select myself.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:55:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Understood." She smiles and says "Talk to who you need to.. including Captain Onzo"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:55:22 ] Aria Jenneth > I don't ... wish to see it, or know of it ... until the pact is sealed.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:56:02 ] Aria Jenneth > ... This is the ... master's ... badge of office. If I must leave your service ... I will return it to you.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:56:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Aria "The Crescent?" She says "So I can be clear on your meaning, you would like me to ... have a new, special one prepared and not the .. prior one?"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:56:50 ] Aria Jenneth > The prior one was ... something I acquired for that journey, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:57:02 ] Aria Jenneth > My predecessor's blade ... is gone. I don't know where.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:57:13 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it's likely that it's with her.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:57:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote ponders "I will ask the Templar.. if he can have one made at the forges of Myyerea"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:57:46 ] Aria Jenneth > ... and I wouldn't ask you ... to try to change the meaning of such a thing as that.
    [ 2016.03.09 04:58:15 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Thank you. *she pauses* Um. That thing about ... modern technology?
    [ 2016.03.09 04:58:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Good.. i confess.. I don't mean to sound... supersitious.. but I'd rather use a clean, new blade"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:58:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "What about modern technology?"
    [ 2016.03.09 04:58:47 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so long as it's not a nova knife ... *she pauses* Um. Actually ...
    [ 2016.03.09 04:59:12 ] Aria Jenneth > ... if it's something the Templar might ... be interested in ... I might have kind of an idea. *faint smile*
    [ 2016.03.09 04:59:24 ] Aria Jenneth > Something ... a little unusual.
    [ 2016.03.09 05:00:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I think he would be. Would you like to approach him or would you like me to?"
    [ 2016.03.09 05:00:45 ] Aria Jenneth > And ... yeah. I'd like to stay away from that cursed knife, too. It would ... probably the only thing I owned that ought to be anywhere near as haunted as the Goblin Spider.
    [ 2016.03.09 05:01:09 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... I can send you the concept, and ... you can see whether you feel it's appropriate, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.09 05:01:16 ] Aria Jenneth > ... If so ...
    [ 2016.03.09 05:01:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Please do" she smiles.
    [ 2016.03.09 05:01:30 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I will. Thank you.
    [ 2016.03.09 05:01:46 ] Aria Jenneth > *her eyes are misting up maybe just a little. Have been for a bit, really*
    [ 2016.03.09 05:02:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Aria "I am Honored by your offer. I truly am." She looks moved too, and perhaps a little more pale than when the conversation began.
    [ 2016.03.09 05:03:56 ] Aria Jenneth > In ... the meantime ... *she rises, and bows deeply*
    [ 2016.03.09 05:04:00 ] Aria Jenneth > ... please be well.
    [ 2016.03.09 05:04:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote curtsies "You as well."
    [ 2016.03.09 05:06:58 ] Aria Jenneth > *she straightens, head still slightly bowed, and takes her leave, picking her way back through the garden. She may or may not be wiping her eyes a little along the way.*
    [ 2016.03.09 05:07:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote watches Aria go, thoughtfully. She does not return to her book for a long while.

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    Re: RP - A Blood Oath

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:36 pm

    Good Word
    [ 2016.03.09 21:36:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Oh Templar!
    [ 2016.03.09 21:36:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles.
    [ 2016.03.09 21:37:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Ms. Jenneth agreed. I expect she'll be in touch with you."
    [ 2016.03.09 21:37:24 ] Utari Onzo > Salve, Directrix
    [ 2016.03.09 21:41:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > You.. forge weapons right?
    [ 2016.03.09 21:42:41 ] Thal Vadam > "Hmm?"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:42:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I recall you forge weapons?"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:43:00 ] Utari Onzo > Well, unless I was dreaming last night, he does.
    [ 2016.03.09 21:43:03 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods "I do"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:43:05 ] Utari Onzo > /emote chuckles.
    [ 2016.03.09 21:43:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Ms. jenneth would like your help to forge a special blade for her training and some duties for me"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:43:28 ] Thal Vadam > "Can you ask her her preference?"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:43:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "it.. also has a technical component. Either she or Ms. Runekine can help with it"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:43:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She mailed it to me"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:43:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "i will send you the specs. Review and let's discuss."
    [ 2016.03.09 21:44:06 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods "Very well"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:48:00 ] Thal Vadam > /emote reads over it "I have several similar systems...It shouldn't be too hard to construct"
    [ 2016.03.09 21:48:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Wonderful. I will reimburse you for any costs."
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    Re: RP - A Blood Oath

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:36 pm

    Good Word
    [ 2016.03.11 03:37:26 ] Thal Vadam > /emote connects "Hello..."
    [ 2016.03.11 03:37:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Hello Templar
    [ 2016.03.11 03:38:06 ] Sinjin Mokk > Good morning
    [ 2016.03.11 03:38:24 ] Thal Vadam > "How are you tonight Lady Aspenstar?"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:38:29 ] Hametta Fortune > Morning Sir Templar
    [ 2016.03.11 03:38:38 ] Thal Vadam > /emote frowns at Sinjin
    [ 2016.03.11 03:38:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well enough" she says lightly, not giving any useful information "Do you have time to talk to Ms. Runekin.. and I.. about the project?"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:39:07 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods "Sure"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:40:01 ] Thal Vadam > /emote bows "And hello Ms Fortune"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:40:13 ] Hametta Fortune > /emote smiles and nods towards him
    [ 2016.03.11 03:40:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I will see if she is available."
    [ 2016.03.11 03:41:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > She is. We are in Tzvi in Cafe Marlinea
    [ 2016.03.11 03:42:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Do you need the coordinates?"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:42:17 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods "On my way"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:07:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Commissar Dooka is now red to the Society. She scowls.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:08:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote mutters "Sansha" and places her feed back on idle.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:08:17 ] Sinjin Mokk > She's a True Slave. So yeah, good call
    [ 2016.03.11 04:52:47 ] Vlad Cettes > /emote logs in> Good evening all
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    Re: RP - A Blood Oath

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:37 pm

    Cafe Marlinea - Mehatoor - 24th IC StationThe Cafe is on the main boulevard of the capsuleer community district in the 24th Imperial Crusade station in the Mehatoor system. The front of the cafe is furnished in a toned down Gallentean fashion. The small pavement stones have been implanted in front of the cafe with holodisplays to give the appearance of an outside countryside cafe.The scents from the cafe linger on the outside, fresh coffee mixed with Gallentean and Amarrian pastries. The establishment mixes the finer points of Gallente and Amarr culture immaculately together. There are four tables in front of the cafe, set with dayshades and two chairs each.Inside of the cafe is a similar mix of gallente and amarr culture and architecture. The inside houses a one corner set with two leather couches and a table between them. the sales counter is in the middle of the cafe. One can peek over the counter through the small window to the kitchen and see the bakers busy at work. There are five tables set with four seats each in the main area and on the sides two smaller seated tables.A constant flow of customers creates a lively atmosphere. The music on the background is mainly Gallente swing style music.

    [ 2016.03.11 03:43:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. She is wearing a casual outfit, one might wear while working on the mechanical guts of a ship.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:44:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote takes a seat and orders a coffee and a croissant
    [ 2016.03.11 03:44:08 ] Thal Vadam > /emote steps into the cafe, dressed in his black armor and red cape, holding a few datapads
    [ 2016.03.11 03:44:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote waves her from her seat.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:44:59 ] Thal Vadam > /emote steps over to Luna and bows "My Lady"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:47:16 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote arrives a little late as always, wearing light body armor, obviously a size or two too large for her. She greets Luna and Thal with an extended bow, "Forgive me, I got lost."
    [ 2016.03.11 03:47:44 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods "Ms Runekin"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:48:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "No worries." She smiles and lays a large datapad down.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:48:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Do you two know each other?"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:49:47 ] Thal Vadam > "Oh...I think I spoke to Ms Runekin once or twice before"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:50:06 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote puts a hand to her lips, thinking. "I've seen this templar before... Were you at that promotion for the Balle Mindclash tournament?"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:51:15 ] Thal Vadam > /emote frowns a little under his helmet "No...Though I've played a game or two"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:51:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > 'Interesting" she glances at the pair "Sit down please?"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:52:05 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote sits as instructed, still thinking.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:52:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "And Templar, there's no need to be armored up, this is a social chat."
    [ 2016.03.11 03:52:13 ] Thal Vadam > /emote takes a seat
    [ 2016.03.11 03:52:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote feels oddly uncomfortable at the sight of an armored templar, but doesn't know why. She dismisses the feeling.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:52:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Templar Vadamknows why he is here, but you do not" she smiles at Rhoxy
    [ 2016.03.11 03:53:59 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote looks around, "I thought you wanted to have brunch, Directrix."
    [ 2016.03.11 03:54:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I have a project I think you can help with."
    [ 2016.03.11 03:54:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Let me show you both the specs. Templar, you've seen this." She moves the datapad over.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:55:04 ] Thal Vadam > /emote pulls off his helmet and sets it on the table (( http://fringe.wikia.com/Henry_Ian_Cusick ))
    [ 2016.03.11 03:55:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote relaxes slightly, without even realizing it.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:56:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote swipes her hand and the specs appear.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:57:11 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote pours over the schematics, a slight smile coming to her face.
    [ 2016.03.11 03:57:17 ] Thal Vadam > "I can fashion the blade tomorrow Luna, I've got a design down"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:57:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Ms. Jenneth wants the knife for two reasons. One.. to train with the Templar, and two.. to protect me."
    [ 2016.03.11 03:57:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She is in the process of becoming my Retainer.. think.. trusted Girl Friday"
    [ 2016.03.11 03:58:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods aT Thal "Wonderful"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:00:11 ] Rhoxy Runekin > "these are some heavy duty systems. I'm not sure we can acquire all these components at your local market hub.. maybe the shady end of dodixie."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:01:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly "Do what you can.. within the limits of the law. Even if.. the very edge"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:01:53 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote flashes Luna a mischevious grin as if to ask permission to go beyond that the smallest bit.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:02:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote simply shrugs. She has plausible deniability. She need not say anything more.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:02:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Once the Templar is done, I'll ask him to send the blade to you, Ms, Runekin,"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:02:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I'd like your end.. done by next weekend if possible?"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:03:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > 'March.. 19th or so. There is an event I will want Ms. Jenneth to come with me on"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:04:04 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods
    [ 2016.03.11 04:04:25 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote nods, reaching to send herself a copy of the schematics. "that's.. doable. even without luck.... i think."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:06:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles. She swipes the datapad and the sketch vanishes.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:06:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "On a more.. serious matter.. Templar.. will you be able to be here tomorrow?"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:06:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "We are assaulting the Butcher's Tower when it comes out of reinforcement"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:07:08 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote leans back in her chair, already searching market and contract orders for components.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:07:21 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods "Always ready"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:10:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.have been a little indisposed recently. If I feel better. i will fly tomorrow."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:11:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But you should contact your 'brother' Captain Utari Onzo to coordinate as he is leading the fleet"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:11:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Time is 18:00 eve time."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:11:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "fourteen hours from now"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:12:04 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote sets down her datapad, and picks up a menu.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:13:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote frowns, not liking the croissant, She sips her coffee and reviews the menu.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:14:14 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote orders for herself a chocolate cupcake with quafe frosting.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:14:28 ] Rhoxy Runekin > *and a quafe to drink.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:14:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote asks the waitress to remove the croissant and orders a knafeh.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:15:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles sheepishly "I've had a craving for Ni Kunni cuisine." She looks at Rhoxy "Think that's enough Quafe?"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:17:24 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote takes a large bite. " Almost."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:17:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote rolls her eyes and glances at Thal.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:18:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > 'Templar, the survivors - i pray there are some - will be cared for by the Society"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:18:13 ] Thal Vadam > /emote blinks at Luna and shrugs
    [ 2016.03.11 04:18:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "His... henchman are being turned over to CVA to be tried by the Imperial Authorities
    [ 2016.03.11 04:18:32 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods "Good..."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:18:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "So.. try to capture a few alive?"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:18:57 ] Thal Vadam > "Oh absolutely."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:19:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Mind you.. don't try too hard" she says bleakly.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:19:55 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote starts scribbling things on her napkin, mumbling into her quafe. once can almost see the gears turning in her head.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:20:29 ] Thal Vadam > /emote sighs "Very well..."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:26:25 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote looks up, "What is Aria's favorite color?"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:27:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I,," she looks surprised "I do not know."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:28:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Feel free to ask here."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:29:15 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote blinks. "we'll have to ask her. but in a subtle way. maybe offer her a whole bunch of pens and see which color she picks."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:29:51 ] Thal Vadam > "Well...I'm afraid I'm off today"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:30:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh she knows we are doing this"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:30:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "This is not a surprise, Just ask her."
    [ 2016.03.11 04:30:50 ] Rhoxy Runekin > "well that's no fun. can we still wrap it?"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:30:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Sure"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:34:34 ] Thal Vadam > /emote departs
    [ 2016.03.11 04:35:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles "Have a good night Templar." She rises "I need to sleep too Rhoxy"
    [ 2016.03.11 04:36:06 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote nods. "Dream well, Directrix." she watches the templar go, still unable to place him.
    [ 2016.03.11 04:36:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote exits.
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    Re: RP - A Blood Oath

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:38 pm

    Cafe Marlinea - Mehatoor - 24th IC StationThe Cafe is on the main boulevard of the capsuleer community district in the 24th Imperial Crusade station in the Mehatoor system. The front of the cafe is furnished in a toned down Gallentean fashion. The small pavement stones have been implanted in front of the cafe with holodisplays to give the appearance of an outside countryside cafe.The scents from the cafe linger on the outside, fresh coffee mixed with Gallentean and Amarrian pastries. The establishment mixes the finer points of Gallente and Amarr culture immaculately together. There are four tables in front of the cafe, set with dayshades and two chairs each.Inside of the cafe is a similar mix of gallente and amarr culture and architecture. The inside houses a one corner set with two leather couches and a table between them. the sales counter is in the middle of the cafe. One can peek over the counter through the small window to the kitchen and see the bakers busy at work. There are five tables set with four seats each in the main area and on the sides two smaller seated tables.A constant flow of customers creates a lively atmosphere. The music on the background is mainly Gallente swing style music.
    [ 2016.03.18 00:58:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote is seated, working on her datapad. She is dressed in a casual white dress and sensible white shoes (almost sneakers!)
    [ 2016.03.18 00:58:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote sips from a cup of coffee. A half eaten croissant is at her table.
    [ 2016.03.18 00:59:42 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote is not yet present, but likely will be shortly.
    [ 2016.03.18 00:59:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote is in no rush.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:03:16 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote pads in quietly. Her hair's a bit damp, still, either from pod or cloning bay.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:03:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles "Hello, Aria. Have a seat." Decidedly informal, but then no one else is here.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:06:33 ] Aria Jenneth > ... thank you, Directrix. Um. ... *she makes her way over. She's dressed as she usually is-- with the addition of a broad, dark sash tied around her waist. Through this is stuck a sheathed dagger about the length of the small woman's forearm*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:07:55 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I wanted to give you this. Thal gave it to me, here, a couple days ago.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:08:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh?" she looks at Aria. ((is it the dagger or something else?))
    [ 2016.03.18 01:09:14 ] Aria Jenneth > *she fishes the blade out, sheath and all. She sits, then passes it across the table* ... I don't really think I should accept it ... until I also have formally accepted your offer, though.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:10:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh." She smiles. "So he finished? Does this include Ms. Runekin's contribution?"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:11:11 ] Aria Jenneth > I gather it does. I've done only rudimentary programming, though. *both blade and sheath are about the same glossy black as Aria's occasionally-troublesome "bracelet"*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:12:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles. "Thank you. I.. would like to retain it until you have decided."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:13:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "How.. is your training going with the Templar Vadam? Although i am curious as to which discipline he is focusing on..."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:13:56 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... *she grimaces, and looks at the table a little sheepishly*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:14:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote tilts her head slightly.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:14:55 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm told he often gets injured, while training people.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:15:25 ] Aria Jenneth > ... he ... held back. I sort of ... um. Didn't.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:17:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote straightens and raises an eyebrow. "certainly.. a little more intense than I am used to with martial arts training... it sounds like."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:17:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "What happened?"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:18:08 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... um. I did keep a log-- it was my data-oriented clone.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:18:15 ] Aria Jenneth > If you wish, I can ... send it.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:18:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Sure." She thinks this will be interesting. She remembers martial arts training as a paladin, forms, stances, and the like.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:19:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Is he doing weapons work or just the physycal?"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:20:33 ] Aria Jenneth > ... um. Definitely weapons work. Ah. Er. Here?
    [ 2016.03.18 01:23:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glaze over as she reviews it.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:28:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote eyes snap to focus. Her face tightens and she does not look happy. At all. "Good God, I asked him to provide martial arts training, not engage in a full bore MMA brawl like one of the gladiator pits of Athra"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:29:13 ] Aria Jenneth > ....
    [ 2016.03.18 01:30:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote stares at Aria. "He asked for it. But..." she looks at Aria appraisingly. She knew of her past, but not quite how deadly she could be in hand to hand, only in space. She exhales and flips a blonde lock back over her face in annoynace.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:31:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well. I am sorry that didn't go well. Obviously DUSTers are different than my own training." She looks like she is about to call an end to the whole exercise.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:31:40 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm ... not sure it went badly, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:31:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says tightly "Explain."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:32:00 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* Neither Thal nor I knew ... what I might be capable of. I mean, I had an idea, but ...
    [ 2016.03.18 01:33:29 ] Aria Jenneth > ... not a very solid one. It's not like I maintain a mental catalog of katas or anything. ... though I probably could make my way through an exercise from memory pretty easily.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:33:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote simply goes "mMm."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:34:17 ] Aria Jenneth > Those skills have killed people. Other monks. One a master. ... so ... I knew I wasn't a novice.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:35:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.. gathered that much from your sojoirn meditation. But.. i wanted to him to teach you something new in a structure way."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:35:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > *structured*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:35:34 ] Aria Jenneth > ... maybe we can get there. But I get the impression most of his experience is ... well.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:35:38 ] Aria Jenneth > Experience.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:36:05 ] Aria Jenneth > He may use a sword, but ... I don't think combat is about a spiritual journey for Thal, anymore. If it ever was.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:36:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "of course, but he still trains people. or.. he used to."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:36:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I once almost had him train the entire Society, but... well.. things happened and people were busy."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:37:02 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods* Maybe we can come to that. He did need to know what I could do. ... I don't really know what he might have planned for the next lesson.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:37:18 ] Aria Jenneth > Also ... there's another consideration.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:37:57 ] Aria Jenneth > If that had been a real match, he'd have killed me. He wasn't ... using a combat clone.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:38:03 ] Aria Jenneth > ... but I'd still have lost.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:38:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Good. I would hope not.. that he'd not use a combat clone."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:39:13 ] Aria Jenneth > If I'm supposed to be at your side ... protecting you ... I can't leave things like that. Whether it helps me grow spiritually or not, I need to get stronger.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:39:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote purses her lips. But she does not disagree.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:39:40 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I want to be able to beat him.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:40:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly. "Fair enough.. but let's.. make sure this is training and not.... " she grimaces "A bloody, uncivilized and unrestrained brawl"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:42:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Don't, get me wrong..
    [ 2016.03.18 01:42:21 ] Aria Jenneth > I don't disagree, Directrix. But ... with greatest respect ... being effective in a bloody, uncivilized, and unrestrained brawl is the difference between a monk who's decent at formal sparring and a bodyguard.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:42:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > there are times that's needed. But.. to get there first you need the discipline to know when to let go.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:43:05 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods solemnly*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:43:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks calmer now. She begins to flush "And.. to be an effective bodyguard you also need to be in the loop/"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:44:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "And I have been negligent there." She sighs unhappily. "But.. in my defense, weak as it may be.. i didn't expect the side effects to be.. so strong..." she trails off.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:44:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it would ... be helpful, Directrix. ... I thought you might wish to wait until I was ... sworn to your service.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:44:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "No.. now is a good time. I .. think I am mostly over it now."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:45:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote sips her coffee collecting here thoughts. "Honestly, I am not sure where to begin." She looks at Aria "And this doesn't go in the journal you have... please?"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:46:27 ] Aria Jenneth > ... okay.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:47:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote bites her lip, then she straightens. "You may recall.. a large number of the refugees we rescued.. seemed.. extremely hopeless. While I placed about 40 percent with holders.. well..."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:47:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "There's the other sixty person..."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:47:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > percent
    [ 2016.03.18 01:48:20 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nods*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:50:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well.. it exceeded even the most.. resourceful Amarr Holders I know. Even Lord Pitoojee who has extensive facilities for the rehab of abused slaves, not just Amarr, but from various places"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:51:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.. had to make a deal with someone to take them in.. and to guarantee their care, I agreed to a .. 'boon' of their choice as long as it did not break any of the Empire's laws."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:52:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote is inclined to gloss over details but if Aria asks questions will likely provide more information.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:52:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote sips her coffee "About 2 months after they took in the refugees, they called in the debt."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:52:50 ] Aria Jenneth > *for the present, does not ask*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:53:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says lightly "So I went on an unusual vacation..."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:53:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "They had.. something called a Memorial Clone."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:53:38 ] Aria Jenneth > *one eyebrow hikes up a centimeter higher*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:53:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Aria to see if that terminology has any meaning to her.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:54:46 ] Aria Jenneth > *it doesn't seem to, but pieces are visibly falling into place*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:55:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "It is a clone that has the life memories of another person, from birth to death."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:55:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "They.. wanted me.. to inhabit it for a week. Experience her life. be.. her... and also walk through their facility and city and village and mix with those they rescued, including our refugees..."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:56:35 ] Aria Jenneth > *frowns just a little*
    [ 2016.03.18 01:57:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She was a Ni-Kunni slave." She grimaces "One who was enslaved under unlawful circumstances, whose Holder disregarded his responsibilities.." She adds "Mind you.. nothing bizarrely awful like Nauplius.. just.. benign neglect, shirking of -c-
    [ 2016.03.18 01:58:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > responsibilities, banal corruption, and taking advantage of a lack of oversight to inflate sentences and create life long-long slaves..." she grits her teeth.
    [ 2016.03.18 01:58:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "After she was rescued.. she had only five years to live.. due to his neglect of what could have been a treatavble medical condition"
    [ 2016.03.18 01:59:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She.. asked that her life.. mean something. That her memories, her experiences be shared -c-
    [ 2016.03.18 01:59:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "with someone who could then understand and perhaps make a difference to the state/existence of slavory in the Imperial regions."
    [ 2016.03.18 01:59:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote rubs the bridge of her nose.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:00:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "A.. major side effect.. apparently.. is when I returned to my clone,..I had trouble seperating myself from her.."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:00:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Until my mind.. re-ordered her memories.. with my self..." She looks at aria "Somethings triggered it worse than others."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:00:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "And.. there may be aspects of my life.. that rendered me more susceptible."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:01:12 ] Aria Jenneth > ... is this ... a thing you should talk about in past tense, Directrix?
    [ 2016.03.18 02:02:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I. think so. It was supposed to possible effect me for 48-96 hours.."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:02:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I think.. I am beyon d that now."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:02:57 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* Memories ... to last a lifetime, though?
    [ 2016.03.18 02:04:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:04:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "it's.. upsetting. i didn't sleep for two weeks."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:04:34 ] Aria Jenneth > .... *nods, quietly*
    [ 2016.03.18 02:04:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "And.. I flash backed.. well.. the Ni Kunni garden was a particularly bad spot."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:04:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *and again, nods*
    [ 2016.03.18 02:05:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I told Ali. So she cut my access to corp functions for the estimated duration of the.. reintegration."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:05:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Since she is our Satellium.. security officer."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:05:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I also tested for TCMC's to satisfy her I was.. well.. me."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:07:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.. wanted to inflict justice on the lender who made up fraudulent charges.. and the holder who took advantage of them. But.. they are dead."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:08:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.. think the Society needs to focus less on the Nauplius's of the cluster.. and more on the more banal. Those who don't take seriously their obligations to God and the Reclaiming.. who abuse their position... I.. just am not sure where to begin or ho
    [ 2016.03.18 02:09:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says wryly "So that's.. the condensed version."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:09:31 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* With very great respect, Directrix ... I think dedicating the whole Society to it may be ...
    [ 2016.03.18 02:10:05 ] Aria Jenneth > ... a little bit of an issue. Especially since ... there are places where abuse of position is in the beholder's eye.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:10:33 ] Aria Jenneth > ... that said, I do not ... disagree with your feelings.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:10:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I know" she says softly.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:10:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "This.. may be more of a personal project. But.. where it is clear, I may bring the Society into it." She sighs.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:11:48 ] Aria Jenneth > Even ... there ... if you do so, it might bring scrutiny that could ... be kind of a problem for other ... kinds of work.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:12:54 ] Aria Jenneth > Either way ... it's you I owe loyalty to. Formally or not.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:13:13 ] Aria Jenneth > I won't ... write about this. And ... if you decide to enlist me in personal projects ...
    [ 2016.03.18 02:13:19 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I won't write about that, either.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:16:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:17:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Thank you."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:18:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Aria. "Do you have any other questions?"
    [ 2016.03.18 02:20:53 ] Aria Jenneth > ... not ... presently, Directrix. ... actually quite a lot. But ... I do ... trust you. And I'm pretty sure I'll learn the answers in time.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:21:33 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well-- one. The people you made this deal with ... the implications of their "favor" are strongly anti-slavery.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:22:19 ] Aria Jenneth > Were ... their purposes as straightforward ... as that? Or is this someone who'd have ... other motives.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:22:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ?
    [ 2016.03.18 02:22:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.. am not sure. But I will suspect the former."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:23:02 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm guessing ... you know who they are.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:23:12 ] Aria Jenneth > And that I'll be ... told if I have need to know.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:23:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "For now.. I think it is over. They told me so anyway." She adds wryly.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:23:54 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ... only, this should maybe be said.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:24:05 ] Aria Jenneth > Are you sure?
    [ 2016.03.18 02:24:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "based on my week.. if what i saw was real." she frowns slightly at the thought it might not have been "Yes"
    [ 2016.03.18 02:24:58 ] Aria Jenneth > If this was an ideological organization, such as the Defiants, that ... implies one thing.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:25:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:25:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > " Numbers Inc." she says simply.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:26:12 ] Aria Jenneth > If it was something ... less-ideological, though ... *she pauses*
    [ 2016.03.18 02:26:23 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Velarra ...
    [ 2016.03.18 02:26:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She was not involved, actually, to my knowledge. But.. her successor was."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:27:07 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Oh, gods. Um. Directrix? She's an Angel.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:27:12 ] Aria Jenneth > And we have a problem.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:27:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says tersely "I know."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:27:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Talk about.. a deal with the devil."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:27:53 ] Aria Jenneth > It's possible that she showed you what she did because she has ... sentiments ... in this area. But the Angels are ... slavers without scruple.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:28:05 ] Aria Jenneth > They're the suppliers to a lot of the people you want to go after.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:28:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I know. But,,. this one struck as me as being different,."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:28:42 ] Aria Jenneth > ... and they just showed you something to which your reaction was highly predictable, and apt to create scandal if revealed.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:29:08 ] Aria Jenneth > I hope she is, Directrix. But this is potentially blackmail material, even if you never act on it.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:29:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote purses her lips. "Well.. we'll cross that bridge when we get it it.. if we ever do." She raises her chin slightly.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:30:12 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nodnod* It does ... sort of recommend even more caution than might otherwise be called for, though, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:31:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slighty.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:31:15 ] Aria Jenneth > If we ... move ... on your convictions, they'll be able to sell ... your identity to any wounded parties.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:31:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote tilts her head slightly "I.. doubt it in this case"
    [ 2016.03.18 02:32:19 ] Aria Jenneth > Are you sure? They've basically created an antislavery activist ... whether you actually become one or not. And in this culture, that's a marketable commodity, to the right buyer.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:33:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says defensively "I am not anti slavery... I am.. anti breaking the law and scriptures"
    [ 2016.03.18 02:34:07 ] Aria Jenneth > *quietly* If slaves begin disappearing, and the MIO receives your name, Directrix ...
    [ 2016.03.18 02:35:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > 'I rest confortable that there is no connection. They know I used to help arrest heretics and corrupt nobles.. albeit" she grimaces "Those without much political clout."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:36:03 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I hope so, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:36:40 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I don't really like the way my mind is working right now. But ... I don't think pilots go very far in the Cartel without being ruthless.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:37:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly. "I am not without my own... markers and allies."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:37:12 ] Aria Jenneth > And I can think of a lot of ways to turn this situation to ... profitable advantage.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:37:37 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I always told my children.. don't fret over worse case scenarios. Plan and then move ahead."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:39:22 ] Aria Jenneth > ... as you prefer, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:39:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Now.. if that is all.." she smiles bleakly "I need to finish restocking the market here."
    [ 2016.03.18 02:40:07 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it is. I'm ... sorry to be such a suspicious person.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:40:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "No.. don't be. i think that will be useful in a bodyguard" she smirks slightly as she rises.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:40:43 ] Aria Jenneth > ... *nodnod*
    [ 2016.03.18 02:40:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Please.. let meknow your decision if you can soon?"
    [ 2016.03.18 02:40:52 ] Aria Jenneth > *rises likewise*
    [ 2016.03.18 02:41:14 ] Aria Jenneth > My ... decision is made, Directrix. I will accept, formally, at a ... time and place of your choosing.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:41:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > 'Wonderful." She looks a little cheered by that "Let's try this weekend one evening if our schedules permit and Ms. Runekin is done the blade?"
    [ 2016.03.18 02:42:34 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I don't mind if it's not quite done, Directrix. It'll probably need months of tinkering anyway.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:43:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Alright.' she departs.
    [ 2016.03.18 02:44:17 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote sits back down for the moment, and folds her hands. She just sits, for now, lost in thought*


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    Re: RP - A Blood Oath

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:40 pm

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    [ 2016.03.20 01:59:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Good evening pilots.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:02:24 ] Rhoxy Runekin > Ave Directrix!
    [ 2016.03.20 02:02:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > How are you Neophyte?
    [ 2016.03.20 02:04:58 ] Rhoxy Runekin > I am well, No signs of that hostiloe corp this far out of the cluster.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:05:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Good."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:06:01 ] Rhoxy Runekin > there's just lots of... Nation.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:07:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote wrinkles her nose "Out of the eye of the main powers of course."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:08:21 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I guess ... that's kind of how the outer powers have survived.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:09:14 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. Directrix? Did you want to ... see about formalities sooner? Or ...
    [ 2016.03.20 02:11:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Sure.  You are in Mehatoor too aren't you? "  She frowns "I had preferred to do it at the Lamp.. but..."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:12:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "We can do it here."  She looks at the Feed "I'd like two witnesses."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:12:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Can anyone else in the Society make their way here? Interbus if need be?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:12:47 ] Rhoxy Runekin > Directrix/// um, do you think we will still be researching larger infrastructure out here in the providence reigon?
    [ 2016.03.20 02:13:10 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > text> I can serve the role of a witness.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:13:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Not entirely sure.  i think we need to see how things plau out first as the new tech is released.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:13:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Thank you.  Anyone else?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:13:57 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote looks around her room. "I can witness. what am I witnessing?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:14:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Peregrinans Jenneth is taking an oath of service to me as my retainer."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:16:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Pergrinans are you still training with the Templar?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:17:36 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. I was ... late at the tea, and haven't been able to make contact with him, since, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:17:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "And Neophyte.. thank yuo for your work on the dagger. I am sure she will want to go over with you and perhaps tweak/add some things at a time approproate"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:18:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Hmm.. well I have access to the Praetorian Temple and its really the only place near by appropriate.  it's in Myyhera."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:18:37 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote bows, "I'm honored you tasked me with the project, Directrix."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:18:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am sure the Templar will not mind our use. I will invite him if i can reach him."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:19:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I'l send you each the coordinates.  Does anyone else wish to come?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:22:33 ] Rhoxy Runekin > /emote disconnects
    [ 2016.03.20 02:23:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Very well. if anyone notices the feed layer and wishes to catch up or join late, let me know.'
    [ 2016.03.20 02:23:44 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'll ... be present shortly, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:25:49 ] Aria Jenneth > Directrix? I'd ... like Jennifer Starfall to witness, if that is acceptable.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:26:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She may"

    *** THE GOOD WORD***
    2016.03.20 02:18:15 ] Jennifer Starfall > Hello, Aria.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:19:21 ] Jennifer Starfall > How are you all?
    [ 2016.03.20 02:19:59 ] Aria Jenneth > A little weary. I was ... at the tea event, earlier ...
    [ 2016.03.20 02:20:31 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote frowns slightly. "DId something go wrong?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:21:51 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... aside from Nauplius turning up ...
    [ 2016.03.20 02:22:24 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote looks up sharply. "What?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:22:45 ] Aria Jenneth > ... he also left quickly. Oops. Best go for now. ... matter of ... um. Gravitas to see to.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:23:31 ] Jennifer Starfall > What... gravi... what?
    [ 2016.03.20 02:24:25 ] Aria Jenneth > *faint smile* I'm taking an oath of service. It's just a retainer oath; it's not quite like bending ... the knee to a Holder.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:24:54 ] Aria Jenneth > If you'd like to ... come witness, I'd be more than happy to have you there. And I expect you'd be welcome.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:25:05 ] Charles Surge > Oath to what?
    [ 2016.03.20 02:25:21 ] Jennifer Starfall > Oh... sure... Where?
    [ 2016.03.20 02:26:14 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. One moment, suuolo?
    [ 2016.03.20 02:27:07 ] Aria Jenneth > ... It's an oath of service, Mr. Surge. It's not a life bond or anything, but ... pretty important. I'm en route now.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:29:32 ] Charles Surge > Not my business, but I was wondering what service you were entering.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:30:34 ] Jennifer Starfall > I will be there shortly, suuolo.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:32:37 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm entering the service of the Daphiti family as a retainer.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:34:33 ] Charles Surge > Oh my, congratulations to the involved parties.

    ***TEMPLE**
    • Access approved to Myyhera IV District 3• Biosphere Analysis - PIE Temple

    Location The Praetorian Temple located on Myyhera IV right next to a natural mountain pass is an exemplary work of art of Amarrian culture in it self. The temple cave entrance from the docking platforms is partly natural and partly excavated by machines to form a great feeling of the Lord's expanse.The rooms and halls themselves are huge in their expanse and golden pillars extend majestically up and meet with a beautifully rendered holographic heaven in the sealing.PIE and PCLAS symbols is seen beside the ancient amarrian text of scripture that covers the walls.Except the large rear windows, there are real fires and flames in the corners that illuminate the different cells and halls, catching shadows of all attendants in the main hall.Kameiras and Classiarii templar guards can be seen throughout the temple complex with a steady grasp on their laser rifles.

    [ 2016.03.20 02:22:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote arrives.  She sounds a loud doorbell that almost sounds like a gong, that resounds through the cave.  She awaits permission to enter.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:24:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote dressed formally wearing her  White Dress with a Golden Headdress.  She has a belt, with a sheathe that is holding a weapon.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:25:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote has a scroll in one hand.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:25:40 ] Satja Askariin > /emote recieves a notification via Kador's NeoCom unit. She waits outside the chamber of the Atash Classiarii keeping and eye on things as the Classiarii enter religious communion with the fires. Recognising Lunarisse she starts off at a brisk pace...
    [ 2016.03.20 02:25:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote notes that if and when the others arrive they will be shown the wau=y from the landing pad to the  The temple cave entrance .
    [ 2016.03.20 02:26:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote stands placidly by the door. She is not ringing that loud bell again!
    [ 2016.03.20 02:27:52 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote arrives, dressed formally as is his custom. The notice was short. An Interbus shuttle deposited him on the surface attendants guided him to the unfamilar temple entrance.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:29:52 ] Satja Askariin > contacting the security check point at the main gate to admit their guest. She makes the entrance of the cavern breathing heavily but taking a few to brush the ruffles from her simple banded dress. "Welcome Ditrectix Aspenstar... how may accomodate you?
    [ 2016.03.20 02:30:32 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote waits quietly off to the side side, down at the landing pad*
    [ 2016.03.20 02:31:08 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote arrives shortly after  Ibrahim Tash-Murkon dressed as usual in his traditional robes.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:31:46 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote remains in the background. Just a warm body and set of eyes as far as these proceedings went.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:32:12 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote arrives wearing a beige and green saree. She glances around cooly before glancing around for anyone she knows.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:33:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles "Hello Ms. Askarrin," she asks formally, "I and my party have need of a sacred space for an oath giving ceremony,"  She  shifts, "Due to a war declaration.. we cannot use our Chapel or facilities in Amarr, but I do not want to delay"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:33:23 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "May we have leave to use and Honor the Temple on this day?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:33:46 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote cocks her head curiously.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:34:23 ] Satja Askariin > /emote recieves numerous reports of high profile guests arriving at the station. She taps one of the buttons on it to establish a communications link with the guards down at the landing pads reporting their arrivals sending her into a full blown panic.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:35:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I.. apoligize for the short notice."  She says lightly.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:35:37 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote walks over to stand next to Aria and smiles at her.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:35:53 ] Satja Askariin > "Of course you may Directrix... you are always welcome here." Then to the guards on the communicator. "How should I know what to do! Just bring them up here to the main halls and make your you are all on your best behaviors."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:36:03 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote finishes straightening her sash, takes a slightly-shakey, deep breath, and-- notices Jennifer* ... Saisa, suuolo.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:36:33 ] Aria Jenneth > Thanks for coming. I'm ... sorry that ... the notice is so short.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:36:59 ] Aria Jenneth > It's good to have ... someone ... else I'm close to about. Weird as it sounds, it didn't seem quite ... proper ... to bring Utari.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:37:09 ] Jennifer Starfall > Mmm... it does strike me as a bit precipitous.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:37:24 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote stands next to  * Ibrahim Tash-Murkon, and nods to him in the universal masculine greeting.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:37:24 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote huffs and puffs as she slowly makes her way from the landing pad.  She is wearing a white dress and a stole in sarum colors.  She says Pre-emptorilg "is this the Daphiti group?"  Looking at Lunarisse, knowing full well that it is.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:37:26 ] Aria Jenneth > It's actually been a while in coming.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:37:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods at Aria. "it is something we have considered for some time."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:37:44 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote blushes slightly. "It's my...." She stops as her eyes mist.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:38:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Thank you Ms. Askaarriin,., I will guarantee their good conduct."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:38:23 ] Aria Jenneth > ... And ... it's not like I'm being raised to knighthood or anything. Oh! Um. *bows deeply*
    [ 2016.03.20 02:38:25 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote grunts to  * Eternal Guardian in the manly shorthand.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:38:31 ] Satja Askariin > /emote reasserts control over herself and bows respectfully to all of the guests as they slowly assemble. "Be welcome here at the Temple of the Atash Classiarii." She says to each and every one of them.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:39:19 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote snorts "As if anything less would be acceptable."  She looks at the Matari wordlessly, then  "Mrs. Daphiti, lead the way."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:40:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Alright."  She smiles brightly "I've been here before.  Follow me, everyone."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:40:40 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote quietly falls into line.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:40:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles at  Satja Askariin and quietly says "Thank you" as she enters.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:40:45 ] Aria Jenneth > ... time to go. *she smiles nervously around at the assembled friends and acquaintances*
    [ 2016.03.20 02:41:23 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote takes up the rear, knowing he may be a bit slower than the others.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:41:27 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote reaches over and grabs Aria's hand and gives it a warm, reassuring squeeze.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:41:52 ] Aria Jenneth > *she smiles at Jennifer. As the group moves, she follows along, face growing, by degrees, less nervous and more grave as she walks*
    [ 2016.03.20 02:41:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote leads the small group through the cavern.  After a circuituous route, passing Templars at prayer and in devotional activities, they arrive at the Temple.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:42:00 ] Satja Askariin > /emote nods as if Lunarisse should expect anything less than the best in service from the temples slave and kamiera guardsmen. "Do let me know if you need anything. We're only to happy to oblige such distinguished guests."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:42:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote notes that the room is actually lit by fires.  So the light is flickering.  There is a large altar in front of a large fire and statues of a templars with swords.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:43:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Thank yo."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:43:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "You can stay if you wish, Ms. Askaariin"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:44:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at the others. "Usually, the oath giver and oath reciver are up here on the altar with the clergy.  The witnesses should stand in front of the area where the congregataton is, to be able to clearly see and hear, and witness."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:44:26 ] Satja Askariin > /emote nods. "I shall just in case you need anything."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:45:11 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote proceeds to the altar where she stands in front.  She looks expectantly at Aria, Lunarisse and the guests..or witnesses.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:46:00 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote maintains an appropriate look of solemn reflection as to the seriousness of this ceremony and the location. He moves, following the indications, to an appropriate forward facing spot.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:46:17 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote lets go of Aria's hand and walks to the place indicated for the witnesses and takes a position with a sense of deliberate action.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:46:17 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote steps up in front of the altar.  She has the scroll in her hands.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:47:25 ] Aria Jenneth > *she quietly hangs back, for the moment, awaiting some signal to approach*
    [ 2016.03.20 02:47:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Aria.  She probably should have given Aria more of a heads up... stupid war declaration. "Please.. come up Perigrinans" she says softly.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:48:03 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote removes a long intricate string of prayer beads from one of his sleeves, and coils them around his hand in practiced tradition, taking his place among the assembled witnesses.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:49:17 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote gazes impassively as she waits for all to assemble where they need to be.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:49:49 ] Satja Askariin > /emote bows looks upon the fires, murmurs a prayer, and bows her head respectfully.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:50:54 ] Aria Jenneth > *pads forward. She's dressed in black, from head to toe-- soft flats, loose trowsers, and glossy, formal black jacket (the black "Rocket" so-called dress). A sash of black satin circles her waist*
    [ 2016.03.20 02:51:58 ] Aria Jenneth > *she moves deliberately to the altar, pale golden face calm and grave*
    [ 2016.03.20 02:52:31 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote says, without waiting to make sure anyone is ready, "Will the Oath Giver give her name?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:53:38 ] Aria Jenneth > *quiet, but clear* Aria Jenneth.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:54:11 ] Benedicta Secheh > "Will the Oath Recipient give her name?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:55:29 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says softly, but firmly "Lunarisse Marie Aspenstar Daphiti"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:56:04 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote gazes at the three standing behind the pair. "And will each of the witnesses give their names?"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:56:58 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote clears her throat slightly. "Um... Jennifer Starfall."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:57:42 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote resonates "Ian Nicodeimus Revellious"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:58:09 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Ibrahim Dey Sulaymān Dives Tash-Murkon Dar-al Barakah."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:58:56 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote involuntarily gives Ibrahim a surprised glance.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:59:47 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote gives a slight shrug and the hint of a smile.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:59:53 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote says to the witnesses "And do each of you swear, to carefully witnes and observe the events today, keeping them close in your heart and preserved in your mind of so long as the Oath shall be place?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:00:19 ] Jennifer Starfall > "I d... Yes."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:01:44 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote attempts to answer in time with the others, "I swear." he glances at Captain Starfall.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:01:49 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I so swear."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:02:09 ] Benedicta Secheh > "Very well."  She looks at Lunarisse "Do you have the Instrument of Binding?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:02:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I do."  She presents the scroll to Benedicta.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:03:32 ] Benedicta Secheh > "As is our custom, i will read the scroll so that the witnesses understand what is being sworn to today."  She unrolls the scroll and begins to read in a flat monototone.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:04:50 ] Aria Jenneth > *simply listens, still and solemn*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:05:12 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote reads "I, Aria Jenneth, hereby swear on the Faith and the Scriptures"  she notes a handwritten addition "and my Word" , she flickers an unreadable glance at Lunarisse and Aria , then continues..
    [ 2016.03.20 03:05:22 ] Benedicta Secheh > "to be the Retainer of Lunarisse Aspenstar Daphiti, as my sworn Employer for a mutually agreeable duration, terminable on thirty days written notice."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:05:50 ] Benedicta Secheh > "I understand that a retainer owns to their sworn Employer, while the relationship continues, the duty of the finest loyalty. Many forms of conduct permissible in a workaday world for those acting at arm's length..."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:06:05 ] Benedicta Secheh > "are forbidden to those bound by fiduciary ties."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:06:17 ] Benedicta Secheh > "A retainer is held to something stricter than the morals of the market place. Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior. "
    [ 2016.03.20 03:06:31 ] Benedicta Secheh > "As to this there has developed a tradition that is unbending and inveterate. "
    [ 2016.03.20 03:06:40 ] Benedicta Secheh > " I hereby swear to adhere to, defend, and protect her to my utmost for so long as the relationship lasts."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:07:17 ] Benedicta Secheh > ""For whosoever shall lay his life down for his Lord, He shall be taken into the arms of God, And forever consecrated will he be.  - The Scriptures, Amarr Askura 2:3"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:07:51 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote murmurs, "umbassa."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:08:10 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote places the scroll on the altar.  She looks at Aria, then Lunarisse "Was the recitation correct and true to your knowledge and belief as to what is being sworn to today?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:08:39 ] Satja Askariin > /emote thinks it seems fitting to follow suit and mumble 'Umbassa' under her breath.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:09:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "Yes."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:09:46 ] Aria Jenneth > "It was."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:11:29 ] Benedicta Secheh > "Mrs. Daphiti you do understand that this Oath imposes a responsbility on you as well" she says sharply "Not to use it as a trifle or her lightly or frivolously, but to treat her with Honor and Respect as a valued Retainer sworn to protect uour life?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:11:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I understand, Lady Abbess"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:12:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Aria.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:13:41 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote smiles, just a very little*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:14:17 ] Benedicta Secheh > "Is there a sacred contrivance to be used to be seal this oath?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:14:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes, Lady Abbess."  She unsheathes the dagger and presents it, upright to Benedicta.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:15:33 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote stiffens slghtly as her eyes widen.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:15:41 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote quirks his brow.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:18:10 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote accepts the dagger, and murmers prayers over it.  After a few moments, she looks at Aria "Will you accept this weapon, now Blessed, in furtherance of your service under the oath to be taken by you?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:18:22 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote is not handing the dagger to Aria, simply asking
    [ 2016.03.20 03:18:58 ] Aria Jenneth > *the dagger is a curved weapon, verging on a short sword, of some form of black lacquer. Those with a taste for technology will recognize the material as a composite; the leading edge of the blade is an impurity-stained crystaline carbonide*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:19:08 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote relaxes.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:19:10 ] Aria Jenneth > I will.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:19:47 ] Satja Askariin > /emote stifles an appreciative whistle making a mental note to tell Ka about it after the ritual is completed.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:19:59 ] Benedicta Secheh > "And you, Mrs. Daphiti, do you recognize this as emblematic of her oath and promise to you today?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:20:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says quietly "I do."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:24:29 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote steps forward .  She says pre-emptorily to Aria and Lunarisse, present your palms to me,
    [ 2016.03.20 03:25:15 ] Aria Jenneth > *presents both hands, palms up*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:25:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pales slightly, the impact of what is happening strikes her.  She steps up determinely and does so as well.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:27:17 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote takes the dagger and slowly cuts Aria's palm.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:27:23 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote looks on with little to no emotion.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:27:42 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote frowns and winces just a little.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:27:55 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote starts and sucks in her breath sharply.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:28:28 ] Aria Jenneth > *watches. The edge of her mouth twitches maybe just a bit, but her breathing remains calm and steady*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:28:43 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote takes the dagger, the blade not wiped and with a red line on its edge, cutes Lunarisse's palm.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:29:32 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote flinches again.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:29:45 ] True Adamance > /me slips into the ritual hall in simple, smart looking military uniform. He looks to Satja and then to the altar where the Abbess appears to be cutting the palm of a waifish woman. His mouth sets...
    [ 2016.03.20 03:29:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote prepares to wince, but the blade is sharp and the cut is not felt.. well not immediately.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:29:58 ] True Adamance > ... in hard line but he says nothing.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:30:55 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote says 'Will the Oath Giver and Reciever take this blade and sign the Instrument of Binding.  it is an Oath with ties as deep as blood."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:31:03 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote gives the dagger to Lunarisse.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:32:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote signs the scroll.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:33:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote hands the dagger to Aria.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:34:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > *rather marks the scroll.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:35:38 ] Aria Jenneth > *accepts the dagger, and cocks her head for a moment*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:35:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > (as there is barely any blood)
    [ 2016.03.20 03:36:49 ] Aria Jenneth > *then lightly flips the blade, and presses the other, unused side of the curved blade to leave a mark crossing Lunas-- about two thirds the length*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:37:15 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote saus "You may keep the Blade, now Aria Jenneth, as a representation of your promise and your oath"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:37:18 ] Aria Jenneth > *she lifts the blade away*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:38:40 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote slips out a golden (of course!) pen. "Now if everyone can sign the scroll where indicated, we can finish."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:39:02 ] Aria Jenneth > *she nods solemnly, drops the hilt into her unbloodied palm, and wipes the remaining blood away on her sash. She reaches for the sheath, still lying on the alter, tossing the Benedicta an inquiring look*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:39:38 ] Benedicta Secheh > "You may sign Aria Jenneth"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:41:28 ] Aria Jenneth > *raises an eyebrow just a tiny bit, then scoops up the sheath, lightly twirls the blade in her fingers, snaps it into the sheath, and sticks the sheath through her sash-- it takes about half a second.*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:41:51 ] Aria Jenneth > *she picks up the pen and bends over the scroll*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:43:13 ] Aria Jenneth > *.. cradling her palm to avoid dribbling additional blood on the document as she writes. The signature she leaves is not legible Amarrian; it's a series of odd glyphs or pictograms*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:44:10 ] Aria Jenneth > *she then steps back, carefully setting the pen down to avoid getting extra blood on it, either*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:44:14 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote steps forward, picks up the pen and signs her name. As she steps back, she glances at Aria's hand and her eye twitches slightly.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:47:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote steps forward.  She signs carefully.. in her best cursive.  She gazes at the scroll,then places the penback down.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:48:14 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote gazes at  Ibrahim Tash-Murkon and  Eternal Guardian .
    [ 2016.03.20 03:48:16 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote takes his turn to advance and sign the scroll, writing out his name in a perfectly practiced Amarrian penmanship standard.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:48:26 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote approaches after and signs with a well-practised flourish in Amarrad.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:48:44 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote steps over to Satja and quietly says "We'll need a medkit."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:48:58 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote saus simply 'The oath is given, the oath is accepted, go in the Name of God."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:49:35 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote takes the scroll and looks at Lunarisse. "I will hold this in the Abbey's records for safe keeloung"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:49:41 ] Benedicta Secheh > *keeping
    [ 2016.03.20 03:50:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "By his Light and Will." She steps down from the alatar.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:51:08 ] Satja Askariin > /emote nods. "Of course... just bear with me a momment and I'll be right back with one Miss." She say and quickly hurries off down one of the side passages. She returns a few moments later with a kit containing bio-foams, nutrient gels, bandages, and...
    [ 2016.03.20 03:51:13 ] Satja Askariin > anti sceptics.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:51:54 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote smiles at Satja, "Thank you." She takes the medkit and walks over to Aria. "May I?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:52:56 ] Benedicta Secheh > /emote departs from the altar, her hands clapsed.  She does not look at any of the assembled.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:52:57 ] Aria Jenneth > *Aria was waiting for Luna below the altar, and bowed to her as she descended before falling in behind. It's at this point that Jennifer approaches*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:53:10 ] Aria Jenneth > ...?
    [ 2016.03.20 03:53:31 ] Jennifer Starfall > You're hand, suuolo.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:53:47 ] Aria Jenneth > .... *nodnods* Only the one?
    [ 2016.03.20 03:54:03 ] Aria Jenneth > Please see to the Directrix first. I'll ... keep ... a moment, suuolo.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:54:40 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote nods. She turns and walks over to Luna. She gestures to her hand.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:54:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote stares at Jennifer and Satja. "it's a pin prick. I'll be fine."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:55:11 ] True Adamance > /emote looks about the assembled guest making his way through the crowd to fall into a parade rest at Satja's shoulder. "What's all this little one?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:55:16 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote says quietly. "Please..."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:55:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks amused.  She does not offer her hand. "Thank you all for coming."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:56:22 ] Satja Askariin > /emote shrugs and turns too look up at him. "Not sure at all to be honest.... but it was the Directrix so we did our best to accomodate them while you were all at prayer."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:56:24 ] Aria Jenneth > *gives Jenn a "welp" sort of shrug*
    [ 2016.03.20 03:56:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "If you would like refreshments, we can to Cafe marlinea in Mehatoor."  She looks at Satja and True "You are invited"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:56:53 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote could have a drink.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:58:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Ari,  then Jennifer, then sighs. "Fine I'll take a bandaid."
    [ 2016.03.20 03:59:10 ] True Adamance > /me nods his thanks to Lunarisse. "I would love to.... but perhaps in a while. Duties here demand by attention. Satja is of course free to attend in my stead if she likes."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:00:01 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote smiles and quickly and neatly bandages the cut on Luna's hand.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:00:13 ] Eternal Guardian > /emote is already heading towards at the door at old man speed.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:01:33 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote follows behind  * Eternal Guardian to head to the Cafe. Well, starts to follow, but overtakes and passes thanks to ordering clones with hundred year old exteriors but twenty year old interiors.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:01:38 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote gives Luna a small, grateful smile before turning to Aria.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:02:12 ] True Adamance > /emote nods to the other guests respectfully. "We were happy to have you. Should you ever feel the need to commune with God through our fires do not hesitate to contact us again. Go with God chosen."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:02:27 ] Aria Jenneth > *smiles a little at Jennifer, allowing her hand to be disinfected and seen to*
    [ 2016.03.20 04:03:15 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote quickly and neatly bandages Aria's hand, a thoughtful look on her face.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:03:28 ] Aria Jenneth > ... thank you, suuolo.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:04:23 ] Aria Jenneth > *she resumes her place in/as Luna's shadow*
    [ 2016.03.20 04:04:27 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote murmurs, "You're welcome... it's something I seem to be fated to do for those I care about."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:06:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances "Well, let's go."  She smiles at Aria.  She proceeds out.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:06:53 ] Aria Jenneth > *she nods, bows to the assembled persons, and follows Luna outside*
    [ 2016.03.20 04:07:10 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote returns the medkit to Satja. "Thank you, Ms. Askariin."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:08:31 ] Jennifer Starfall > /emote turns and exits the temple.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:08:46 ] Satja Askariin > /emote shakes her head as though it was no trouble at all. "I'm honoured to be able to provide aid for distinguished guests of Lady Aspenstar and the Classiarii. If you need aught else please ask it and we shall provide."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:09:21 ] Satja Askariin > /emote follows suit waving goodbye to  True Adamance and follows the guests to the landing bays.
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    Re: RP - A Blood Oath

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:44 pm

    **PRIVATE FEED DURING CEREMONY***

    [ 2016.03.20 02:29:38 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. So-- Directrix? This is looking ... large. And formal. And like I should probably be observing proprieties I'm not already familiar with.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:30:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles wryly. "Just dress your best and follow my lead."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:30:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But we will be signing the instrument on the altar. And the dagger will be blessed. Then the oath is given"
    [ 2016.03.20 02:30:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Those are the three steps."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:31:22 ] Aria Jenneth > I assume that "best" in this case is still supposed to be more "able hand" than "young woman at ball."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:31:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:31:38 ] Aria Jenneth > Understood.
    [ 2016.03.20 02:31:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "As the .. Directrix..I need to be more formal, elegant." she smiles wryly "Appearances."
    [ 2016.03.20 02:52:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > *softly* that's your cue Aria
    [ 2016.03.20 03:14:07 ] Aria Jenneth > I've never once felt trifled with at your hands, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:15:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Thank you... I promise I never will"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:29:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... so that's what that feels like ...
    [ 2016.03.20 03:35:23 ] Aria Jenneth > Should I place my mark beside yours? Or across?
    [ 2016.03.20 03:35:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > across
    [ 2016.03.20 03:53:22 ] Aria Jenneth > Jennifer seems to be concerned with the state of our hands, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:54:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "We're fine. it was a pin prick"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:54:26 ] Aria Jenneth > I don't believe it looked that way to her.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:54:51 ] Aria Jenneth > Also, I'm still bleeding, Directrix. Are you?
    [ 2016.03.20 03:57:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "A litle. " She shrugs "if you think it will make them happy, I'll alet myself be bandaged.. and you?"
    [ 2016.03.20 03:58:26 ] Aria Jenneth > Not until you are, Directrix. And not unless.
    [ 2016.03.20 03:59:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am half tempted to ask if they have a pretty pink one with flowers.. but i will hush"
    [ 2016.03.20 04:00:01 ] Aria Jenneth > . . . .
    [ 2016.03.20 04:16:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > As an fyi.... Ms. vea's absence from the Society is temporary.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:17:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She was needed to lead a fleet against the drifters"
    [ 2016.03.20 04:17:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "We judged it an unacceptable risk for her to fly a 3.6 billion isk ship under the war dec."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:18:29 ] Aria Jenneth > I had wondered, Directrix. Um. I am ... wondering whether you have any standing orders. Ways you want me to ... approach my role.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:19:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I will need to think on it,
    [ 2016.03.20 04:19:16 ] Aria Jenneth > It can ... wait, of course.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:19:55 ] Aria Jenneth > I've never had a job of this kind before. But ...
    [ 2016.03.20 04:20:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "That surprises me, i admit."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:20:58 ] Aria Jenneth > Well-- I seem to know something about security work. And ...
    [ 2016.03.20 04:21:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:21:26 ] Aria Jenneth > My predecessor was pretty paranoid. The records show all kinds of hired security. High end. Constant.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:22:13 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I confess.. i have a certain lacadaisicality to it...at least personally."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:22:29 ] Aria Jenneth > So-- I guess I must have absorbed it from them. But I can't do their job precisely without having a primary unit, a backup unit, and a surveillance unit.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:23:53 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... there are other things a retainer can be, besides a bodyguard.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:24:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes. And.. in all candor.. I think you may be useful in a variety of ways."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:24:43 ] Aria Jenneth > And ... though I'm sworn to protect you, there are ... a lot of ways that duty can be carried out.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:25:07 ] Aria Jenneth > It's ... as I told Aldrith, before.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:25:40 ] Aria Jenneth > Let me be the sword in your hand. The hawk on your wrist.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:26:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Sir Shutaq was a fool to turn that down."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:26:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "A stubborn man."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:26:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says man like its a dirty word.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:26:35 ] Aria Jenneth > I'm sworn to your service. You may ask of me what you wish, and I will perform if I am able.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:27:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Thank you Aria. it means a lot to me to know that."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:28:35 ] Aria Jenneth > For now-- it seems you wish for things to proceed much as always?
    [ 2016.03.20 04:29:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes, i think so."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:30:08 ] Aria Jenneth > As you wish.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:36:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I am also.. negotiating with Lord Tash Murkon who seems to want a directorship.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:36:55 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Negotiating ... right now?
    [ 2016.03.20 04:37:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The wonders of implants.. like now." She quirks a smile.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:39:11 ] Aria Jenneth > Quite true.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:40:35 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Can I assist in any way? Aside from not distracting you with questions like this one?
    [ 2016.03.20 04:41:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Hmm not at time."
    [ 2016.03.20 04:42:24 ] Aria Jenneth > Understood. I'll let you concentrate. Going silent.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:45:25 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I am.. asking for an API check.
    [ 2016.03.20 04:46:19 ] Aria Jenneth > Prudent..
    [ 2016.03.20 05:22:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > I am retiring. And yes it seems he will be a director.
    [ 2016.03.20 05:22:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > retiring to sleep
    [ 2016.03.20 05:22:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > not.. retiring retiring
    [ 2016.03.20 05:22:36 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles and sighs,.
    [ 2016.03.20 05:22:38 ] Aria Jenneth > Very well. Do you need me to do anything, Directrix?
    [ 2016.03.20 05:23:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "No, Just.. make sure the office is secure before you go to sleep.
    [ 2016.03.20 05:23:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says dryly "we do share a station with the Butcher here"
    [ 2016.03.20 05:24:12 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Yes, Directrix.
    [ 2016.03.20 05:24:34 ] Aria Jenneth > There's ... some strangeness ... in respct to him. Um. For later?
    [ 2016.03.20 05:24:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Yes. For later" She nods.
    [ 2016.03.20 05:24:54 ] Aria Jenneth > Good night.
    [ 2016.03.20 05:25:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "YOu too"
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    Re: RP - A Blood Oath

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:02 pm

    OOC NOTE:

    Knife Schematics
    From: Aria Jenneth
    Sent: 2016.03.09 06:08
    To: Lunarisse Aspenstar,

    [OOC]

    It looks like Aria's been thinking over this thing for a while. This is functionally a complete, albeit not professionally-drawn, schematic for a weapon.

    The concept for the weapon seems to basically boil down to this: there is no principled reason why a vicious chunk of high-performance offensive hacking kit couldn't come in the form of a razor-edged dagger (verging on short sword).

    The blade combines the following features, more or less in order of placement (and also frequency of use, though 4 and 5 are more or less tied):

    (1) Cybernetic interface. Physical contact by a user's palm with the hilt allows immediate connection and communication between the blade's onboard systems and a user's hacking implants. The system can take additional advantage of associated data tools, theoretically including a hacking frigate such as an Anathema, but more likely to include hijacked local system capacity.

    (2) Environmental analysis and computer virus auto-scripting. This is essentially the business end of a Data Analyzer module, albeit way smaller and quite a bit less powerful. Incoming data as to local systems (and exploitable weaknesses) flows in from the user's personal data network, and is put to use by onboard expert systems to create tailored viruses specifically designed to exploit local vulnerabilities and take control of networks. ... explicitly and particularly including those normally tasked with running automated static defenses such as turrets.

    (3) Broad-spectrum communications. The pommel, and various points up and down, contains various forms of communication systems above and beyond what's already available from the user's datanet, allowing contact (and infection) of systems using most possible methods of wireless communication.

    (4) Tactical processing. This system is charged with monitoring the present situation in real-time and coordinating any and all captured systems to the user's (and alied entities') advantage. Often, this will end up looking like astounding luck: the lights cut out at a fortunate moment, steam pressure gets rerouted in a weird way causing a pipe to burst, etc. ... but against poorly-defended turret controls and the like, this gets REALLY nasty, potentially not only taking over static defenses but actively coordinating them to perform automatically in concert with the user.

    (5) Active sensors. This is a set of sensors (in various spectra and by various methods) intended to track surrounding conditions in real time, including being able to anticipate user's movements (through muscle tensing, etc.) before the user makes them-- and do the same for as many other immediately detectable persons as feasible. The sensor strength is not amazing by, say, clone soldier standards, but is better than the vast majority of cybernetic systems (it's not confined to the shape of a skull, for one thing) and serves to keep track of conditions considerably better than can be expected from mk. 1 eyeball.

    The overall effect of this bit of nastiness is to create an "archaic" weapon whose additional purpose is to automatically hijack as much of an unhardened environment as possible and proactively turn it to the user's advantage. As long as the blade is sheathed, most of its capabilities are dormant and most of its processing goes into maintaining and updating its virus library. The system automatically generates a continually-updated reservoir of viruses tailored to attack local systems, but these are only released if the user loosens the blade in its sheath (without suppressing them), at which point they spread and immediately begin to propagate.

    The blade being drawn brings both the tactical and sensor systems online. The tactical system immediately analyzes captured systems and creates strategies to use these to aid the user on the fly. In the case of having seized control of an automated cleaning system, this might require some creativity. In the case of a captured turret, however, its approach is apt to be lethally straightforward. It does not have to inform the user of what it is doing, but certainly can if doing so will prove at all beneficial.

    It is designed to be a solid state device with no moving parts, though it can be disassembled for cleaning, etc. It is also, of course, perfectly usable as a knife. The bladed edge itself doubles as the broadcast surface for certain comms mechanisms and also as a medium for part of the sensor package.

    Though its behavior may occasionally resemble strong AI, the blade's tactical decision-making is actually the task of a highly-specialized collection of expert systems that consult and refer to one another as needed. Certain systems are consulted about power load and how to create a non-lethal electrified floor plate; other expert systems are consulted about how many lumens it takes to overload the receptors in such and such a model of cybernetic eye. And so on.

    For obvious reasons, its rules of engagement are programmable. Either Aria or Rhoxy (or both) will probably have her work cut out for her getting the software set up for this crazy custom job.

    It's not clear whether Aria seriously expects this thing to be built (or buildable), or whether she just thinks it's a wickedly fun idea. It's apt to need more than just the foundry to get it to work, and seems as though it might have been inspired by certain hijinks of Rhoxy's.

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