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    Lunarisse Aspenstar

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    RP - An Art Show at the Basilica

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:17 pm

    [ 2014.10.13 00:17:46 ] EVE System > Channel MOTD: Basilica InteriorSet upon a grass-covered plateau on the planet Oris sits the Amarr Legio Basilica. The sight that greets each pilot when they first enter the Basilica grounds is a large granite archway fifty feet tall, under which is draped a massive golden spun-silk banner bearing the Amarrian double-bow. Before the entrance is a guarded security checkpoint, where all weapons must be turned in before entering. Just behind this lies a rack of inactive holo drones, which facilitate capsuleers who are unable to be present in person. Passing through the archway leads the pilot into a high vaulted passage, with various banners bearing the sigils of Amarrian heros hung between alcoves along the way. Below these stand statues honoring every ruler in the Emipre's long history, the last statue being dedicate to the current Empress, Jamyl I. After about fifty yards the passageway opens into the Amarr Legio Basilica itself. Gilded pillars reach from the marble floor to the ceiling, supporting a huge domed roof covered in frescos of Scriptural stories. Around the entire work of art is a wreath of Holy Scripture in gold filigree, the lines selected to correspond with the stories depicted.The gaps between the pillars are connected with smaller archways creating quiet, more private alcoves. These archways are topped by magnificent stained glass windows depicting ancient saints and warriors of the faith. Colored light streams upon the center of the main arena from them.The nave is a circular, open public space, with several ornate tables (complete with comfortable seating) and a large fountain. Wherever a person stands their eye is drawn to the apse at the very far end of the Basilica. Behind a few rows of pews and a carved cherry wood railing is a large stone altar, simple in adornment except for two large golden braziers with gentle incense smoke rising from them. Behind the altar is a decorated stone pedistal atop of which stands a sixty-foot tall statue of a praying angel, gazing down upon the open space. Two large open doors stand on either side of the Basilica, the left leading to a cloister with a garden where a small non-alcoholic refreshment bar stands. A large pool of water flanked by tall trees lies in the center of the gardens and stretches a hundred meters long. The right door in the nave leads to the dormitory wing, which contains room, board and offices for residents, staff and guests, as well as a small adjoining chapel.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:19:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote bypasses the Nave, which is roped off, with signs leading to the Cloisters and the Gardens for a special event.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:19:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote waits at the entrance of the Cloisters and Gardens, looking through the crowd for the person she is waiting for.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:21:14 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote follows along, having worn a black dress, instead of a uniform. She doesn't even try to hide the fact she's looking around
    [ 2014.10.13 00:22:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles slightly, noticing Aliza, and steps out into the walkway where she can be clearly seen.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:24:08 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smiles thinly "Well, Caldari attitudes to slavery notwithstanding, I can see why the Amarr like it. Slavery gets shit done."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:25:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smirks slightly, not commenting directly. "The Art Show is out here. They would never hold it in the Basilica proper." She gestures to the gardens.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:26:51 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "So, this is the largest church in Amarr?" She heads off in that direction
    [ 2014.10.13 00:27:30 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Honestly, I am not sure. We have so many large churches and Basilicas. I think it is, though.'
    [ 2014.10.13 00:28:43 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote just nods, making sure that she's still walking where Luna is guiding, lest she get lost and have to just kill her self to wind up in Deklein
    [ 2014.10.13 00:29:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote steps out into the gardens, blinking in the light; The gardens are filled with people and portable tents with artwork and statuary. "Well. we certainly are Blessed with nice weather,"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:31:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote twitches as she sees how close the tents are to the roses and beds.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:31:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods. "It would make it hard to have an art show in the middle of snow."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:32:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote isn't sure if that was meant as humor, and lets out a slight chuckle.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:33:46 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote smirks before taking a long look at everything
    [ 2014.10.13 00:34:14 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote eyes linger over a booth with photographic prints. Prominent is the Church in the Mists .
    [ 2014.10.13 00:34:31 ] Alizabeth Vea > "How much is this little art show going to cost me? You didn't tell me how much you had to pay to set this up."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:35:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Oh gosh. This isn't my show.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:35:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > They do this every fall before the winter comes...
    [ 2014.10.13 00:36:44 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh. This sort of thing just . . . happens?" She points to the paining "Who do I talk to about buying that?"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:37:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "The person in the tent who has a name tag.' She gestures to a dowdy lady with a frumpy dress.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:38:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Isk goes a long way Planetside as I am sure you know...
    [ 2014.10.13 00:38:10 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote steps over and opens her mouth. "I don't know Amarrish." she says to luna after a second
    [ 2014.10.13 00:38:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pauses. "Are you really interested in that one? I am not sure if it is bright enough for your quarters."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:41:14 ] Alizabeth Vea > "It looks fine to me." Luna may be able to tell that Ali doesn't quite have a good grasp of aesthetics of the fundamentals of interior decorating
    [ 2014.10.13 00:41:22 ] Alizabeth Vea > (or the)
    [ 2014.10.13 00:42:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pauses, examining that picture and the others at that tent, including Cloisters .
    [ 2014.10.13 00:42:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well.. I will certainly speak with her on your behalf. It could be a calming picture for the bathroom....."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:43:25 ] Alizabeth Vea > "That one reminds me of a Sani Sabik temple I once visited." she looks away from the columns
    [ 2014.10.13 00:43:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote frowns. "Well scratch Cloisters off the list."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:44:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote approaches the dowdy lady and introduces herself, quickly speaking in Amarrish about Church in the Mists
    [ 2014.10.13 00:44:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote after a few moments of an exchange, she crosses her arms and says something to the lady crossly. She looks at Aliza and says in a way that needed no translation
    [ 2014.10.13 00:45:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Let's move on to the next tent"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:45:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote is stopped by the woman's urgent chatter and gives Aliza a slight smile as she turns back to the woman and speaks some more.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:45:50 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote frowns "Something the matter?"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:46:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Aliza. "She asked for too high a price."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:46:26 ] Alizabeth Vea > "How much?"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:46:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She has come down now." Lunarisse states the sum to Aliza which is a pittance to a capsuleer but a month's wages for a baseliner.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:48:14 ] Alizabeth Vea > "That's too high of a price?"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:48:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Not any more. The photographer is very well known."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:49:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The great Anslo Smada." She says as it as of Aliza should have heard of him. Perhaps the wrong assumption.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:50:13 ] Alizabeth Vea > "It's fine. I can afford it. Wait, the Anslol? The Gallente basterd?"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:50:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Oh God no.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:50:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote shudders.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:51:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "This fellow is known for his black and white photographs on Oris of different venues. Highly sought after."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:52:08 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Sure, then. I can afford it."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:53:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says something to the woman, who nods. Lunarisse takes a datapad from the woman and presents it to Aliza. "She asks if you can make payment here. We can have the picture shipped directly to your hangar at Emperor Family Station"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:55:26 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote hits the appropate boxes. "I'm a bad Caldari. I don't argue over price anymore. Not for anything under a million isk."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:55:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:55:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Well we still need to find something bright for your main spaces...
    [ 2014.10.13 00:56:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > And, I confess I have an ulterior motive to bringing you. Besides trying to help you, I need to find some art for a new Cathedral in Huola of all places.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:56:14 ] Alizabeth Vea > "That picture was all white, mostly. Isn't that bright?"
    [ 2014.10.13 00:56:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well.. it is a quiet sort of white. better for a bedroom or bathroom. A place you want quiet thoughts.'
    [ 2014.10.13 00:58:09 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh."
    [ 2014.10.13 00:59:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "So It is a lovely picture and one I am sure you have a use for. But.. umm. i think need to keep looking." As she says this her eyes linger on the next tent which is full of watercolors.
    [ 2014.10.13 00:59:22 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods and follows along
    [ 2014.10.13 01:00:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at Angel-at-the-Gate and some others. Nothing quite meets her approval.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:01:36 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote cants her head "Why is the angel naked?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:01:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > They are not flesh like us.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:02:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote also glances at Angel , another watercolor.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:02:56 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I seem to recally being clothed propperly was a thing with the Amarr. The sisters in YAO wear full body, umm, dresses of a sort. From neck to wrists to the floor. And a head covering."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:03:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Yes, for persons. The angels are represented in many different ways.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:03:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Still.. look at the second, she has a gown.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:03:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > And it is simple but bright.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:06:13 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I like it. How much?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:07:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "This appears to be fairly basic, by any artist with decent skills. I suspect it will be very affordable."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:07:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "It is, however, lovely.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:08:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at the arist who is a young man, dressed in a simple suit, button up to the neck with a high collar.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:08:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote murmers "Hopefully he doesn't have too high an opinion of himself'
    [ 2014.10.13 01:09:03 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote introduces herself to the young man and an exchange is had. Lunarisse's politeness begins to slip as she rolls her eyes.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:09:51 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says something with finality and crosses her arms, giving him a level look.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:10:00 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Is it under a million isk?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:10:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote twitches "100 isk"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:10:22 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Please tell me you are not arguing about 100 isk?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:10:27 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Ridiclously high in my.... *she breaks off*
    [ 2014.10.13 01:10:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote blushes slightly. "I am. This isn't worth more than 25 isk at most."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:11:09 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote pulls out a thousand isk note, hands it to the man "Can you ask him to ship it too, please?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:11:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at the young man who looks... stunned as he cradles the note in hands. "Yes, Aliza".
    [ 2014.10.13 01:11:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I suspect he might deliver it in person." She smirks.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:12:30 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Of all the horrible things I did, over paying for a painting doesn't even begin to tip the scales."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:12:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gives a slight sigh. "Well.. those two should be sufficient. You don't want to overcrowd or clutter your quarters."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:14:16 ] Alizabeth Vea > "It's a start."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:14:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. Well I want to browse some more. I need to find some formal "gold" pieces for the Cathedral Executor Shalee Lianna is building.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:14:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "You are welcome to join me?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:15:54 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Well, I have seven rooms, so." she smirks "I gunmetal grey walls will get borning. At least it's not rust colored walls."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:16:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Obviously the art here is religious in nature. It is meant to glorify God."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:18:16 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Well, it's either here or the Federation. And the Federation navy shoots me on sight."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:19:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly and drifts down the path to the next tent,. The Young man is still agape, examining the note in their wake.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:19:54 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I'm half tempted to go back and hand him a million isk note." she grins
    [ 2014.10.13 01:20:35 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote whispers harsly "Don't do that to him!"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:20:57 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh, yes. Would probably screw him on taxes."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:21:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at a tent with a picture of the Sephrim
    [ 2014.10.13 01:21:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote murmers softly "and in other ways. His kind was not meant to advance so swiftly."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:21:56 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote blinks "Huh?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:22:43 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote looks at the Seraphim
    [ 2014.10.13 01:22:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "He wouldn't be ready for the circles that his wealth would presume he is suited for"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:23:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote shakes her head. "Lovely but i don't think it'd fit in a personal quarters." As she looks at the picture.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:23:36 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods "This is different than the other one."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:25:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "It is. That is a representation of the Sephrim, the highest angels."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:25:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Six wings and a mask.. for its beauty would strike a mortal down."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:25:40 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh. I think I have heard of them."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:25:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at another painting at the same tent: Abstract Sephrim
    [ 2014.10.13 01:26:14 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Looks like Caldari graphics."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:26:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Yes and nicely abstract. it has religious symbolism but not.. as overt.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:26:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Which may fit well for your needs.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:27:10 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I hate Caldari graphics."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:28:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote chuckles.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:29:01 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well.. I suspect this might do for my purposes in one of the guest quarters for the Cathedral as she has Caldari pilots.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:29:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote speaks with the vendor and quickly arrives at a deal. She nods and turns her attention back to Aliza.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:29:46 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods gently
    [ 2014.10.13 01:29:57 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Is it all paintings or is there some sculpture?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:30:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Let's keep looking. Usually they have a mix of both."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:30:50 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Alright."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:32:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote makes her way along the path which winds through the gardens, bypassing a number of tents.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:33:10 ] Alizabeth Vea > "So who is this Cathedral and how does she have Caldari pilots?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:34:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Executor Lianne is the head of the Imperial Outlaws alliance. They are based in low and have mixed ranks."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:34:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Some of her Caldari have converted to the Faith, however, so there is that."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:34:55 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Cathedral is her call sign?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:35:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "She is constructing a Cathedral"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:35:39 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh
    [ 2014.10.13 01:35:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am donating some Art to it. She would like it to be a bastion of the Faith in the warzone. A bit,,. risky to call such attention to herself, I'd say..."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:35:55 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote shrugs.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:35:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "But I will support it.'
    [ 2014.10.13 01:36:21 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote just nods, listening
    [ 2014.10.13 01:36:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pauses at a tent filled with statury. She glances at one labeled Penitent Convert. She continues "One of her Caldari pilots is leading the project'
    [ 2014.10.13 01:36:56 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > As he wishes to prove his bonafides as a convert.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:39:20 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods slowly
    [ 2014.10.13 01:40:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > ((DERP))
    [ 2014.10.13 01:41:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Penitant Convert ((correct link)
    [ 2014.10.13 01:43:02 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote cants her head to the side "Hrmmm."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:45:06 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Not sure that's what I want for my quarters."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:46:05 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods and her eyes flicker over another at that tent: Sephrim Bronze
    [ 2014.10.13 01:46:53 ] Alizabeth Vea > "That might be more interesting."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:47:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > Visually interesting. Usually bronze work is more expensive than watercolors...
    [ 2014.10.13 01:47:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Would you like me to speak with the sculptor?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:48:28 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Please. And just pay what they ask."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:48:33 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote blushes.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:48:53 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Alright. You know while you are in Amarr you should speak with a catechist if you want to learn more about the Faith."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:49:05 ] Alizabeth Vea > "A what?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:49:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote walks over to the sculptor, a muscular ni-kunni in middle years.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:49:54 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote speaks with him. She almost looks like she is about to argue but simply grits her teeth and nods. She takes a datapad from him and hands it to Aliza. "You are overpaying you know."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:50:18 ] Alizabeth Vea > "So?" She fills out the paperwork
    [ 2014.10.13 01:50:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says in a strained voice "I guess old habits of frugality die hard for me. I know what these are worth."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:51:28 ] Alizabeth Vea > "I'm rather wealthy, even by capsuleer standards. Not obscenly rich like mynnna, but."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:51:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote, changing the subject says "a catechiest teaches the Faith to one who is untutored in it. Besides... more robust methods of reclaiming" she says diplomatically "we often have people who inquire voluntarily and are catechised in the Faith"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:52:19 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Oh. I sometimes talk to a nun in Deklein."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:53:12 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods, satisfied for the moment at the response, She then says "I hope this outing was satisfactory?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:54:52 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Quite. How much do I owe you for this?"
    [ 2014.10.13 01:56:08 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote pauses." The opportunity to encourage a potential convert is sufficient reward. Perhaps some day you'd be permitted inside should you follow that potential path."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:57:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at the Basilica itself, which towers over them.
    [ 2014.10.13 01:58:47 ] Alizabeth Vea > "If you insist."
    [ 2014.10.13 01:59:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "My pardon. I need to go tend to some other business I have on Oris, I trust you can find you way out?"
    [ 2014.10.13 02:00:02 ] Alizabeth Vea > "Of course. Thank you, again."
    [ 2014.10.13 02:00:11 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote quirks a slight grin and says "just follow the yellow gold ribbons" that mark the path.
    [ 2014.10.13 02:00:25 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote nods
    [ 2014.10.13 02:01:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote curtseys. She makes her way towards the domitories and convents.
    [ 2014.10.13 02:01:53 ] Alizabeth Vea > /emote leaves soon after, buying a couple of ugly paintings on the way, simply pointing and handing over thousand isk notes.
    [ 2014.10.13 02:01:57 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote vanishes in the crowd.

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