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Praut Ektor (Officer) 2/23/2010 11:54 AM EST : Gateways

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The door slamming reverberated in Versatillas's mind even here. Such short sighted-ness,
small minded-ness. Vers was going to do what he did best, get into trouble. This trip was
what he had to do, it was the next step, always had been what he wanted, but Spindoctor
didn't agree. It was well thought out and inherently dangerous, but legend has of Orien's
who have been able to do it, so why not him?

So here he was, where he was warned, practically ordered not to go. The pure anger that
had filled the cleric had never been seen before, but not even that could stop him. The
chess pieces scattered everywhere. Broken, but nothing that couldn't be fixed. Just like
this. Nothing he couldn't fix.

Besides, what was the big deal? Inevitables? Sure they are here, maybe even stronger, but
so is he. He's killed plenty. The first few here were tough until he realized that they
fell much the same as normal. After a dozen or so, the field fell quiet and the denizens
left him alone, watched him and let him wander.

What was he doing on Dolurrh? Learning. I guess that was the best excuse. Dragons,
quasi-deities, armies. Everything has fallen to him or with his help. Shavarath the plane
of battle is in disarray after Eberron's invasion, so what was there left to do?

Learning was always the highest goal. If someone was to be fought it was only because it
stood in his way, it stood between him and knowledge or him and greatness. Nothing could
stand in his way now. Taking the fight to Shavarath was a demonstration of Eberron's
inherent supremacy. No one is calculating what the reverberations of our invasion of
Shavarath will cause, but one thing is certain, we are fighting the Eternal Plane of Battle
and turning the tide.

Death always fascinated Versatillas. Not that he was some morbid necrophiliac that loved
to love the dead, but so much fear, culture and religion surrounded it. If anything it had
power over other magics and elements. If it killed you, chances are that you would come
back to fight. If you are burned to death in fire, you don't come back as fire to kill
someone, but if a necromancer fells you, he can turn you into his own strength. The undead
were usually too flimsy to be a real threat unless there were enough numbers of them, so
Versatillas never bothered with that part of it. To make your soul vacate your body was
enough for him.

It was Spindoctor's fear, or hatred, of the undead that almost made him drawn here
specifically. He might have been talked out of it by a cooler head, but to scream at him
like that, it was very zealous of Spindoctor and just made Versatillas want it more. Every
creature feels fear when faced with his own mortality. Those who deal death, assassins,
necromancers, even they fear the inevitability of it. And why? It's life. Perhaps
Versatillas knows the truth, perhaps he wants to know the truth. There is life after
death, somehow. Spindoctor hates the undead with a passion unseen. True love does not
contain the passion of his true hate. Versatillas was going to the source, the home of all
that undeath and was going to just walk around like he owned the place.

Seems reasonable enough, thought Vers. Nothing was horribly spooky about this place. The
picth blackness, the cold, the dead trees everywhere, broken houses, graveyards, cesspools,
all of these things could be found on Eberron. Careful not to be careless he had at least
had the forethought to arm himself against the natural tendencies of the plane. Despite
his arrogance, he had to protect himself from the lifeless-ness inherent here. The air
itself might pull the life from you if you're not properly prepared. Between that and the
energy expended getting here and fighting or running away from the denizens he couldn't
stay here long. Maybe after a week of this he would make it another minute, maybe sometime
an hour.

The headaches were still ever present, though at this point they become almost part of him. When asked about it he answers reflexively that things are fine, but they have never truly gone away. They were dulled by the battle of the fields of Shavarath though they were truly worse than they had ever been before, but compared to the silence of the Plane of Death, it was a vacation. Gripping his head, Versatillas dropped to a knee as he opened his door home, stood and walked through.
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Praut Ektor (Officer) 2/23/2010 3:17 PM EST : RE: Gateways

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Spindoctor prayed. He perhaps hasn't prayed this hard since the Devil Invasion of Stormreach. Versatillas was an arrogant fool and had no business doing what he was doing. The danger to himself was one thing, but what if he brought something back? The drow appeared tiny as he doubled over bowing to the ground in prayer. He had been trying to divine the whereabouts and safety of his friend for hours. Nothing, no trace could be found, the only explanation was that he was on Dolurrh, or perhaps a mission to Shavarath again, but even still he knew better than to have hopes that Versatillas was behaving.

Suddenly Spindoctor sat up. Contact had been made. He felt Versatillas safe on Eberron once again. He wasn't sure how to proceed, but knew that he needed to get others involved soon. Praut, Points, Jaggie, Lilly, someone needed to talk sense into him. Who? If Spindoctor couldn't reason with him, then who? It was getting late and spending so much time praying and concentrating was taxing on Spindoctor. Spindoctor crawled into bed and decided to sleep. Versatillas had been returning more and more frequently, but Spin should have time to enlist the troops before Versatillas tries to head out again. For now he would sleep, rest his mind, rejeuvenate his mood, and find friends to help him in the morning.
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LillyPetal (Member) 2/28/2010 11:00 PM EST : RE: Gateways


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The halls were all quite empty,
no one to see her creep.
Up to the Wizards' chamber,
with not a murmur nor a peep.

Shyly, she did stand there,
an elvish songbook in her hand.
Hoping her distraction
might mend the Clerics' plan

But surely the Wizard would see through
her poorly thought out ruse.
No translations would he provide her,
her request to be refused.

Silently she did turn back,
hands clenched tightly into balls.
A lonely bard walking
through these quiet empty halls.


(Special thanks to Deriaz, Nklos and Valianna for helping me.)

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Praut Ektor (Officer) 2/28/2010 11:38 PM EST : RE: Gateways

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Versatillas entered the guildhall warily peering through the door as if he intended to sneak in, when he didn't notice Spindoctor he stepped through confidently.  Swiftly heading up the stairs to his room he passed various people in the commons area hardly taking note to the fact that they were friend or foe let alone who was there.  A few of the younger guildmates, perhaps.  A rogue here, bard there, a warforged wizard.  He scarcely noticed his automatic reaction when he noded to Lillypetal and greeted her by name before heading past her and into his room.

He sat on the bed staring into space until he realized that he hadn't seen Lillypetal in some time.  After a few moments he poked his head out of his door, "Lillypetal?"

((If he doesn't see you, then perhaps the search is on, I didn't get a chance to talk to you about this before you logged, so we'll see where it goes.))
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LillyPetal (Member) 3/1/2010 8:57 PM EST : RE: Gateways


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Lilly cringed, having gotten halfway down the staircase before Versatillas called out her name. If she stayed still perhaps he would think she had already gone. No, she couldn't do that. A terribly rude thought of her to think for a friend that she intended to go see in the first place.

She turned around and walked back up the steps. "Yes?" Her voice didn't quite sound right has she tried to push more cheerfulness into her words. She kept her songbook close to her chest, hoping maybe her idea had hope yet. "I-I had hoped to speak with you but you seemed tired when we passed," she kept her eyes downcast finding a empty spot on the floor to look at. "If you wish to go and rest perhaps I could come bother you another time?"

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Praut Ektor (Officer) 3/2/2010 1:58 AM EST : RE: Gateways

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Versatillas smiled and opened the door to his room wider.  The Wizard was still wearing his green and black robes and his scary looking spiked green steel helm that he managed to have crafted ages ago.  "No, no, let's not hear any of that.  No rest for the wicked, besides there's plenty of time to sleep when I'm dea...  Why don't you just come in?"

He stepped out into the hallway and gestured towards the door in a "ladies first" motion.  "Besides, I have too few friends today and none so thoughtful as you I think."
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LillyPetal (Member) 3/2/2010 9:53 PM EST : RE: Gateways


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That mask of his always scared her but Lilly simply smiled, bobbed her head in a quick little thank you and entered his room. Normally for anyone that treated her even remotely lady like by opening doors, pushing in her chair, bowing and other such rubbish, she'd have teased them and told them to not bother with such foolishness, but for tonight she was now set to her mission. Ready or not. Better having a foot in the door then a foot in the mouth. Knowing her luck she'd do both tonight but carry on.

Waiting for Versatillas to come in behind her, she turned and held out the book she'd been holding between her hands. "I was wondering if you could help translate something for me. A song... It's um.. its in an Arenal dialect. I think. Umm." She paused, thinking perhaps she should have asked the drow if he could read Arenal before hand. Instead she chewed at her lower lip and opened the book to the right page. "It isn't long or anything, and I can kind of read it. It's just... I keep fumbling with the proper pronunciations and I don't 'exactly' know what all the words mean." Lilly looked away has she exaggerated the word 'exactly' her face feeling hot and embarrassed has she remembered the last mishap she had when speaking in a language she was not proficient in.

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Praut Ektor (Officer) 3/3/2010 10:04 PM EST : RE: Gateways

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Versatillas takes the book from Lillypetal and thumbs through it... then back again... and again... Looking confused he tries to hand it back to her. Not entirely sure that she was ready to have the book back yet, Lillypetal tried to wave it off. He took the hint and sighed, moving closer to her.

"You said it was Aerenal and a song, but you didn't say that you wanted me to sing it or anything. I can't do that, I don't know how to read music..." He blushed a bit, not understanding why, though he was a little embarrassed to say that he couldn't read something. Maybe that was it? He looked for an ink pen and some loose paper as he sat to start transcribing the first "song" that she had marked. Moondance was the name, typical elvish merrymaking. He started reading it as he wrote, hoping that she would interrupt him with the point.

"You know, I can translate this for you, but even I'm aware that it's bound to lose some of its meaning and charm in the common tongue from Elven."
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LillyPetal (Member) 3/3/2010 10:39 PM EST : RE: Gateways


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Something Versatillas couldn't read or fully understand? Shocking. Actually, she thought the music sheets would have thrown him off a little and she hid a grin as she imagined Versatillas singing. Powerful mage he be, but charismatic song spinner he ain't.

As he began to write the songs' translation and informed her of how the conversion from elven to common would most likely alter the charm of the song, Lilly leaned closer to interrupt him. "Um.. That's why I was kind of wondering if you could help me speak the words as they are, in elven, also. The translation is so I can know what I'm actually singing, but if I'm to play this song the way it is meant to be sung I need to be able to pronounce the words. Like for example," she pointed at the third line and read the words, "a ra dome a' auta mela," Her pronunciations were pathetic and it was clear by looking at her that she knew it. "As we can see, I need work."

 


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Praut Ektor (Officer) 3/4/2010 8:58 PM EST : RE: Gateways

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For the next several minutes he begins giving her a lecture on the pronunciation of various vowels and consonants, laying a groundwork for a healthy grammar lesson.

Interrupting him, Lilly speaks up, "I'm sorry, Versatillas, you're helmet is muffling your voice to much. I can't read your lips well enough for the proper pronunciations. Could-could you take it off?"

He glares at her, more out of dislike of the idea of taking off his helmet than dislike of her, but obliges.  "Oh, so that's what you look like. I almost forgotten." She grins at him.

After a moment's thought he decides it is best to continue the lesson.
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