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Up a mountain...

Postby Edd » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:38 am

It had been a long and weary climb up through the Ondo Mountains. The traveler had chosen the tallest one, and climbed on foot, rather than any mystical means of transport. He wore a black part robe, folded over itself, and large baggy trousers, held on with what looked like a lot of straps or many belts. Over all this he had a long traveling robe, it's hood up to protect his face from the sun.

As he reached the peak, he took three deep breaths to help him recover his breath in the thin air. He lowered his hood, revealing red scales that glistened in the sunlight. He placed the spear he had been using as a walking aid on the floor, and stretched, his back clicking. Removing the cloak revealed the sword at his side, the sandals on his feet and the bag over his left shoulder. He removed the bag, and knelt, placing the bag to his left. He removed the sword from his waist, calmly and serenely, placing it on his right, though not out of reach.

He took from the bag a pestle and mortar and a pack of leaves. He placed a few of the leaves into the mortar and ground them up. Once he was satisfied he reached into the bag once more, taking out a tea pot, waterskin, some twigs and flint and tinder. Making a small tri-pod to hang the pot from, he brewed the tea and waited without moving. Once it was ready, he poured himself a cup. Offering it to both the sky and the mountain before drinking it himself, he relaxed and enjoyed the silence of the mountain top.

Once he had packed his tea ritual away, he took out the carving he had started at the beginning of his journey - two dragons curled around each other. He placed the finishing touches on the dragons with his whittling knife, and blew away the chips. He then removed two pots of powder from his bag, one blue the other brown. He added a drop of water to each pot, and, using a twig, he mixed them into a paint of sorts. He carefully applied the blue to one dragon, and the brown to the second. He then placed the dragons at the peak, and offering a scroll to the idols, he bowed low, his forehead touching the ground.

"Onegashimasu."

It was difficult for him to speak his native tongue, the common language of these lands coming much more easily to him. Once he had sat up and placed the scroll below the dragons, he bowed again.

"Domo arigato gosaimashita."

He truly was grateful. He had been given so much. It had taken him far too long to gain what most of his kin had from birth. He knew he was different, and his master had always said that one day he would be happy, but he had never believed he could be. As always, his master was right. It was painful to think about the one who had brought him up - knowing that if he ever saw him again they would have to fight, quite probably to the death. He had sworn that once he had reached his enlightenment, he would build his shrine, the Shrine of Ti Shen, and find his destiny.

He gathered up his things in reverse order of how he had removed them. Once he was stood, spear in hand, he bowed once more to the Shrine of Ti Shen, and muttered under his breath. He rose from the ground - he would leave by the air after arriving by the earth - and sped of in the direction of the spires he could see in the distance.

Thus stood the shrine, at the point where the earth meets the sky. The scroll remained by the statue of the two dragons, never blowing away nor touched by the rain.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Luke » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:30 pm

Along the road heading in the same direction as the flying creature a Jehovren walked. He had a sort of lazy walk, but not born from idleness - he simply enjoyed the journey. He hadn't noticed the tiny image at first, a little dot flying through the air... then as he realised what it was he smiled. Farlen had never flown before and he mentally added it to the list of things he should do before his inner light went out.

then almost without him realising he had heard his own voice calling out to the stranger. He jumped up and down waving his shield aiming to get attention. He had no idea why but he felt like he would like some company for the journey. Life, after all, was not worth living if you don't actually live and experience the world. A flash of worry; what if it was a hopeslayer? or a high elf slave master? Then excitement; if it was then they'd find a little surprise when they got here then...

He continued with his various whoops and yells to the creature, until he began to laugh to himself. He must look a fool in his white robe, dancing in the street. The Sanctuary elders would find it ridiculous and 'unbecoming of a celebrant'... and he didn't care one bit.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Edd » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:55 pm

The flying creature was lost in thought. Painful memories of a brutal upbringing - the constant honour duels, the harsh lessons in discipline; but he was also thinking of the future, what his destiny might be, what greatness might be awaiting him over the horizon. The whooping and laughter of the man below cut through his thought, momentarily making him lose concentration, and stumble in his flight. He toppled and turned in the air, bringing himself level and floating high in the sky, looking down on the clearly mad man below.

He wondered what the man could want? Was he in trouble? Was there a danger around? The only way to find out was to go down there. Allowing himself to descend slowly towards the man, his spear held in one hand behind him so not to seem agressive, He narrowed the distance between the two.

"Konich...ah so..." what was the greeting in common? "Good day? Neh? Are you well?"

He continued to float towards the man, waiting to see his reaction.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Luke » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:24 pm

Farlen grinned, his teeth showing in a crude but warm smile. This creature was clearly mad, for starters he carried a spear, those drew blood... and that was against the oldest of teachings. Secondly he spoke in strange tongues, though he supposed that was a sight he had seen before, those always a sort of low babbling when it came from the celebrants of the sanctuary. Still the fellow seemed approachable - if not literally - and Farlen decided to reserve his judgement.

Indeed it is a good day! How is your levitating self? My name is Farlen, I'm a nov... traveller. You seemed headed in the same direction as me and I just thought I could use some company. So I err... 'hailed' you in my own way. I hope you don't mind. If you are in a terrible rush feel free to float on... just giving my best wishes. Oh yes and...

he rummaged around in his bag for a scrap of paper and then unfolded it reading aloud.

Where is the God of Peace? And how do I go about raising him? Between you and I, I overheard some very hushed talk at Lenamo's sanctuary that it was very important he was raised. Yet I suspect they won't actually do anything but talk about it for a few months. I thought while I'm out exploring I could have a little look into it...

his body language showed absolutely no signs of aggression and even his shield hung at his side harmlessly. His grin returned, looking the strange being directly in the eyes.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Edd » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:31 pm

The creature raches the floor. He bows to Farlen, closing his eyes and lowering his head.

"I am called Nakamura Ishido. Hajimemashite Farlen-san."

He smiles at the man, and focused once more, as he had been doing as Farlen talked. The man spoke quickly, and it took time for Ishido to translate and understand all he was saying.

"I have heard that name before...Lenanooki? Ah yes, the lady in the robe. She said something about bringing him back - apparently he's a god of these lands. I didn't know your gods could die. Either way, she gave me this..." he rummages through his robes, drawing out a bit of paper and showing it to Farlen.

To the Heroes of the Lands,

In times gone by, when Gods were mortal, Lenanuki, God of peace, was slain.

The Order of Lenamo has managed to establish a method to restore the Lord of Peace to power, and subsequently, peace to all lands.

The mission will be long, and hard, and involve journeying across the entirety of Velmaneth. But the rewards will be staggering, ushering in a new age of tranquillity and paradise for the world.

Heroes are required, and are promised the sum of 400 Rava each for their endeavours, assured by the Church of Lenamo itself.

Please gather on the morning of the 16th day of Julinus, on the shore of Lenamo's sanctuary, for the start of this epic Saga.

Roylstran
Celebrant of Lenamo


"I can't read it, but she told me what it said. Wait....you said you had been to this sanctuary we are meant to meet at? Could you show me where it is? I was flying to those spires to see if anyone there could tell me, but it seems my luck has changed! I would be very grateful."

He bows slightly again.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Luke » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:20 pm

Farlen listened quietly and at the mention of the sanctuary felt a little uneasy.

Yes! I can show you the way, though it is back the way I have walked. For a few days. In fact I sort of left there.... and now will be going back... a lesson in humility I suppose!

Funny how frequently those lessons arose...

I'm surprised they've acted so quickly, still it seems good. Hopefully this means that there will be people who know what they are doing rather than a novic...traveller.

Then his worries seemed to fade and he beamed a wide grin again.
Off we go then, so Ishido... tell me about yourself! What is your profession? Your homeland? Am I detecting a hint of Serke Kemi in your name? And how on Gerethenax's great earth do you lift those honking great big weapons? I must say, I am most intrigued!!

Farlen thought he probably shouldn't question the man but he had been told that socialising and building good rappore was done by building a foundations of solid questions. That was healer-patient relations 101.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Edd » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:05 pm

Ishido seems wise beyond his years as he quotes his master:

"Life is a long lesson in humility." The smile in his face returns to his more youthful nature "My master told me that after I won my first honour duel. But just because I know it's honto, doesn't make it any easier!"

He smiles, slightly embarrassed, and thought 'What a great way to make a first impression! Now I look like I'm arrogant, neh?' As Farlen turns around, Ishido fall in step beside him, however he limps slightly, using the end of his spear to support himself.

"People who know what they're doing? I am glad that there will be some of those, neh? I for one am not so sure!"

He seems slightly uncomfortable at Farlen's questions, but tries his best to understand them and reply swiftly.

"I am a Dragon Knight. We use our own magic mixed with fighting discipline to seek enlightenment. I am from Darconis Tielvar, the land of the Dragons. It is near to Serke Kemi, hence we have some similarities - language and so, but I am not Serkainian. I lift these weapons....well, I guess through lots of training, neh? But, so sorry, I feel you are mistaken. They do not make a noise when I use them. What about yourself? You say you are a traveller, neh? Where have you travelled to? And your profession and homeland?"

He felt bad repeating the questions, but wasn't sure what was socially acceptable to ask in the current situation, so he stuck to pretty much what he knew was safe.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Luke » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:06 am

Farlen grinned, his questions worked!
Your master sounds very wise. And an honour duel? Congratulations! The first of many victories I am sure.

He smiled but felt a little uneasy, he feared that slighting this creatures honour could lead to his death... the best solution then was to not do so. It was not difficult however to show genuine admiration for one clearly more experienced than he.

Draconis? That sounds wonderful! and a Dragon Knight no less! That must be a very fulfilling role to undertake. I am of the Jehovren tribe. I've been studying at Lenamos sanctuary for 5-6 years now. Sometimes when people graduate they stay with the sanctuary but I left... The sanctuary is a great place, and quite beautiful... but full of rituals and procedures and protocalls. I do not pretend to know better than the Celebrants... but I think I am best placed elsewhere in the world. Before that I was imprisoned by a very misguided individual under the earth. I do not tell you this for sympathy, just that people react strangely when they find out and I wish you to know that I feel no shame and harbour no ill will. And before that I do not remember, I was very young. But I digress and am ranting. I am I suppose just a healer, I did not take the vows, people should make their own minds up without someone forcing them. Speaking of...

he looked at the creatures limp with a quizzical gaze. (DNW, DS)

Reveal the light of life's secrets (Diagnosis)

Travelling? I have not travelled far, I only left a week or so ago. I'd like to visit the human cities... Draconis Tielvar is not near to this place, did you come all this way alone?
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Edd » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:54 pm

((DNW: Not injured, DS: 9, Diagnosis: It's an old injury, that has healed crooked.))

Ishido notices Farlen's gaze.

"Another honour duel - this on was not so successful. Another lesson in humility.

I did come here alone - many of my kind spend their life alone - as we are honour bound to duel when we meet. My master decided I was too young to fight me when he took me in, but should I ever meet him again, we shall duel. I find it rather lonely to be honest, though being around people always made me uneasy - when I am used to strangers attacking me, it is hard to relax, neh? Jehovren, neh? One of the four tribes. I have met some Larkant and Telefret, but never a Jehovren nor an Everni. It is an honour.
"

He turns to Farlen, stops walking and bows, before continuing.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Luke » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:38 pm

You should get the healers at Lenamo's sanctuary to take a look at that... gesturing to his leg. Only if you wish to... he quickly added.

Hmm that does sound lonely... but you seem a personable fellow, I imagine you'll find some companions soon enough.
he smiled in a way that he hoped was reassuring but instead came across as a little forced...

Ah yes, the telefret, we have a few at the sanctuary. Very intelligent people, and very gifted with magic arts but don't half tell you about it. And the Larkants, my more martial brothers and sisters. Can't say I completely approve of their war-like manner but I'm not one to judge. I have seen very few Everni at the sanctuary but Nandine is just off the road we are on. We could drop by for a day if you would like to meet them? They are a secretive group but so long as you follow their customs, or so i am told, they are good hosts. Us Jehovren are a little scattered, we are keepers of faith, though some believe that means 'spreaders of faith'. And our theoretical leader is... unfortunately... a bit unorthodox... the sanctuary isn't sure what to do about him really... again I ramble. You shall meet many life and light elves at the sanctuary, they make good servants of Lenamo you see.
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He paused pretty sure he'd missed something crucial.

No need to feel uneasy around me I assure you. I have a strict 'no attacking until attacked' policy. In fact I should say if we are to find trouble on the road from Samuel's lot the most I'm good for is stitching wounds and holding up Alan here. So I hope that leg is good for running...

He pointed to his wooden shield, it looked heavy for him to carry but usable.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Edd » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:29 pm

Ishido smiled, genuinely relived at the man's openness and friendliness.

"I'd rather they didn't. It is a constant reminder to be humble with every step."

His smile fades slightly as he stuggles to understand all Farlen says, but he does listen with intrest.

"Hai, I noticed the Telefret like talking of magic! Also the martial prowess of the Larkants was an impressive sight and truly an honour to behold, neh? As much as it would please me to meet the Everni, I feel it is best that we hurry to this sanctuary. Maybe another time, neh? I have heard much of the elves, I met a few - fire, earth, water. Light and life personified would be interesting concepts indeed. I only know of them as martial concepts."

He relaxes significantly as Farlen explains his 'policy', nodding in agreement.

"Violence is rarely the answer to anything - though few people hold honto to that. The arts I practice are primarily for defence. I am glad you can stitch wounds - for I have no talents in that area! I can however....speed us on our way....should you wish it?"
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Luke » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:50 pm

Farlen continued with his rantings

The elves are an intriguing group. Each very different of course, but none the less exciting. I fear these may not be the best times to admire them however, what with issues in the heartlands... but maybe that will be sorted soon. Hopefully.

He beamed, but then turned quite serious.

Well yes, I must admit that the detour wasn't entirely a selfless gesture... I want to be at the sanctuary ontime of course... though not much before. It is a lovely place but the elders do not have much respect for someone who doesn't want to stay at the sanctuary for all their lives. We got into a bit o0f a 'discussion' actually that ended in more than a few words about my character which I would not wish to meet again. But perhaps if I have a guest then they will be less inclined... in which case, if you wish to be moving faster then I would be grateful for your gift but only do so for your own benefit.

He took another glance at the leg. He understood the creatures reasons for wanting it the way he was but as a healer it was a problem he could fix, it itched...

We should arrive... he counted the distance on the map he had tucked inside his rope belt. By early afternoon on the Fourthday of the week if we walk... We don't need to be there until the morning of the Sixthday so we are on target to get there early anyway. Perhaps though it would give us some time to prepare, if you are interested in the martial side of the world we do have an arena...

his eyes glinted, the arena was an area where the healers and light mages could train in safety. They learnt the arts of self defence, evasion and rarely, the way to combat undead and demons. It was frowned upon however to enjoy this element of the training but Farlen found it exciting. He had always been able to distinguish between a bout in the arena, which was a game... if violent, and the real world. The notion that practice bred bloodthirsty fighters was, in his eyes, complete fallacy.
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Edd » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:09 pm

"Ah so..." Ishido nodded, finally understanding. "Very well, to the Everni settlement it is. Do not worry, we shall be able to get to the sanctuary on time - by the air if needs be, neh? You will have to lead the way then, for it is your lands we travel in. I have had plenty of practice over my years, but if you wish, more training is never a bad thing..."
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Re: Up a mountain...

Postby Luke » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:26 pm

Farlens face exploded into a grin bigger than all the ones previous
To Nandine it is! Now there are a few things I should tell you about the Everni...

They walked down the dusty mountain path towards the massive forest ahead. Lenamo's sanctuary was full of books on the other tribes... though they were a few decades old...
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