~ finished capping the four manses in the underwater city, must remember to name the place
~ capped the air manse first to ensure the manse would have air for everyone to breath
~ started my first set of moonsilver armor, hope to finish that and then start on silken armor for Eirik
~ also plan to craft a set of wings for Tempest
~ need to dissect Red Typhoon and see if maybe I can repeat the creation steps on perhaps an elemental instead of a demon
~ plan to also fortify the underwater stronghold with a few more demanses and then manses….maybe getting the group a few hearthstones?
While crafting in the underwater city, during recoup breaks to rest and regain my essence, I chatted with Deverick…not that I’d call him that to his face, but the name still suits him, and I find him to be agreeable despite the darkness to his essence. He’s also stated that he wants to overcome this…situation. And I find that honorable. He’s agreed to let me study the sarcophagus and perhaps I’ll find a way to help him.
I also had a brief conversation with Eirik, I wanted to know more about Lunars. The books that I’d read about them in the realm weren’t exactly accurate or….well, favorable. Perhaps that’s why I’ve always thought so highly of Lunars. The enemy of my enemy so to speak. I guess I felt like they were noble and if the corrupt, decadent and malicious Dragon Bloods didn’t like them, that they were exactly the kind of people I wanted to be around. And honestly, after talking to Eirik I’ve only confirmed that notion. He was pleasant speaking company and I felt more relaxed in talking with him than I have with anyone in a very very long time. He was helpful and gave me lots of information about Lunars. Although the more I hear the more I’m convinced that my Lunar, should I ever find him/her, will be disappointed in who they meet. I am after all a fey blood….I understand the Lunars and their stewardship over creation better now…and I can’t imagine that won’t be a problem or at least a serious disappointment. Perhaps meeting my Lunar can wait until I have something more worthy to show them. Regardless, all the talks of the Solar Lunar bond had me asking a few questions of Eirik and Cas…they haven’t spoken much from what I can tell and I’m wondering now if I had been mistaken in my first suspicion that they were bound. But Eirik confirmed that Cas had indeed had visions of them, or so they thought, but he seemed rather reluctant of the idea…or rather of Solar mental influence. He doesn’t want to be manipulated, but at the same time he wants someone who would fight for him using all the means at their disposal…I explained how that was completely contradictory and that perhaps the issue was that neither of them were trying. I suppose I may have been a bit to forthright with my opinion, but honestly I can’t help but be jealous…they found one another and they seem as though it doesn’t matter. I’ll never admit it, but in the Realm, in the dungeon…in that…cell that they put me in, I would dream about my Lunar ripping apart the stone walls and carrying me somewhere far away from the torture.
A couple days into working on the underwater city and Eirik and Cas have gone missing. I’m hoping that it’s because of the conversation Eirik and I had, hoping their working on things. And Zale commented that’s what Night castes do, they randomly venture off, it’s in their nature. I suppose he’s right, but I’m close to finishing the crafting here and still a bit worried. We’ve decided if they don’t make it back in time we’ll still head to Dominante for Dev and if they don’t catch up with us there then we’ll head back to the manses and wait a bit.
The trip to Dominante only lasted about half a day with the speed that the Silver Ray can achieve. Riding in it was nothing short of wonderous. But I did take that time to also work on beginning my studies of Dev’s artifact. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well and I was nearly speared, thankfully Dev used some “call the blade” magic and prevented that, instead being injured himself. No one will be able to convince me that the darkness has reached his heart.
Dominante proved to be even more spectacular than Brightworks. The whole city is done on a series of canals and from my studies I know that it used to be more regulated by manses….but viewing the “disrepair” …honestly it’s rather a work of art, I can’t imagine fixing or restoring these manses to remove this gem from creation. This “channel city” is a testimate to the people in the age of sorrows and their tenacity to build beautiful things from ruins. I’m simply in awe of them.
I ran into the chief engineer for the city as well and she mentioned she was too busy to assist us, I offered to help her, and she mentioned I likely couldn’t…needless to say my interest was peaked and I convinced her to tell me what was amiss. Turns out the city is run by a chaos orb that had fallen into disrepair and was going to collapse soon. If there was any doubt about my heritage, well…that was put to rest as I walked straight into the chaos, steadied it’s pulse to my own heart and stabilized the orb. My favor to them granted me an audience to one of the city’s princes and I explained Dev’s issue, since we had to leave him at the city gates…seems they have a “no creatures of darkness” rule…although, did I mention demon blades. They’re quite lovely. Anyway, the Prince saw fit to negotiate my help with a sensitive matter in exchange for help with Dev. I agreed and was told to investigate a murder. Not exactly what I had expected. But regardless, the magic I possess to read someone true intent proved useful and we put the matter to rest with relative ease. I also offered to help them with a “spirit issue” they’ve been having and I inquired about buying perhaps a house in their city. It would be nice to have a place to come back to. A place to say I’m from instead of the Realm. The King himself awarded me a small estate in the city for my assistance and I’m rather giddy over the whole adventure here in Dominante. Although I can’t wait to see our next stop, Lookshy, I’m already regretting leaving Dominante just a bit. In addition, I was awarded a demon blade of my own. I had negotiated to inspect one of the artifacts, but the king saw fit to bestow one on me instead. I imagine they’re trying to ensure I’ll return when the chaos orb needs more maintenance, but I don’t intend on leaving them wanting. I’m going to make brackets, a housing of sorts, for the orb…an artifact that will maintain the orb’s integrity even if I can’t be here.
In addition, Galvan, who’s accompanied me on my trip in the city was granted the right to summon demons in the city and we were both granted access to the city library…which I’m thrilled about and now I need to learn some magic surrounding my reading speed……
To top it off I got to meet the city’s spirit, Kali. A lovely and rather powerful spirit who was fascinating to talk with, she even provided us detailed information on the Sijan and where we could find her. The Sijan was able to give us some insight on Neverborn, Deathlords, Death Knights and the Dual Monarchy…which will hopefully aid me in my studies of Dev’s artifact.
The only things that remained were to aid Hally, the chief engineer, with her medical needs and then to speak with the spirit. But a gentlemen in the crowd from earlier had caught my eye, he somehow recognized me…and about the same time I had a vision. Of a Solar and a Lunar posing for a portrait. The Lunar was large and imposing and the solar was essentric, I felt it instantly …that it was a memory.
But if this man in the crowd was my Lunar why didn’t he approach me? If he recognized me, why wouldn’t he seek me out. So I tracked him down. And although the man wasn’t my Lunar, he was an interesting find. A Sidereal. Turns out he was actually the reason worse things didn’t befall me in the Realm and why I made it out at all, for which, I owe him an immense debt. I was also able to get a fair amount of intel from the man…he even revealed that he was my (and my lunar’s) friend in the first age and that he also knew my Lunar in this age. I attempted to get more information from him, but he was tight lipped much to my annoyance, though he taught me Rock Tongue and High Holy Speech. In addition, he enlightened Galvin…. which got him back in my graces…damn Sidereals, always one step ahead. Although I don’t mind and already think of this man as a friend. I suppose it would be hard not to with his aid while I was in the Realm. Tempest did tell me that my Lunar was on his way to me…and after my conversation with Eirik find I’m a bit conflicted about this. Perhaps I should try and elude him until I have more proof that the fey blood in my veins doesn’t control me? In addition, I also gave Tempest the coordinates to our underwater stronghold, he said he needed someplace safe and hidden for new Solars…how could I refuse.