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The Traveler

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a character in “A Traveler's Tale”, as played by Jynxii

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Azi
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Personal Information & Appearance



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Title| Princess' servant

Race| Serpine

Height| 5'8" (but up to 7 feet tall when full stretched out)

Eye Color| Cobalt blue

Hair Color| Sun kissed chocolate

Race information|
∞ In Earth term, Serpine's would be what we call half-human and half-snake. To them, they simply are what they are. As you can see from Azi, they have the body of a snake, slightly webbed fingers (for going through sand faster), and scaled upper bodies. They reproduce by laying eggs and are consider to be a higher race. They study the stars and mathematics and would have the intelligence of an ancient Greek or Egyptian. They have forked tongues and retractable snake-like fangs. Like their limbless likeness on Earth they are carnivores, but have developed an appetite for grown food which is a delicacy [see The World, below]. All Serpines are taught to hate the Scondrells [see below].





The Others



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Facts|
∞ Scondrells are the natural enemy of the Serpines. For generations they have hated each other. They are (again, in human terms) part scorpion and part human. They are generally bald. Only the royal family grow their hair out. Their stingers range from poisonous to immobilizing. Their main form of protection and offense are their large claws and venomous stinger. They are relatively stupid by nature, but are extremely aggressive and territorial. Throughout the years they have began to become more and more intelligent- learning from the Serpines. On average they stand about 8 to 9 feet tall.






The World of Sisao





Facts|
∞ Sisao does not have a single ocean. The largest body of water on the planet is in the center and is no bigger than an average lake on Earth. Throughout the world, which is mostly desert, there are tiny oases scattered over the surface.

∞ The two races have been claiming the watering holes progressively over the generations and have now come to fight over the largest and central ground Oasis. It is said that whoever rules the largest Oasis will rule Sisao. The Serpine wish for a treaty with the Scondrells, and an agreement has been made. The prince of the Scondrells will meet the Princess of the Serpine to exchange gifts of peace and seal the agreement to share the Oasis, named Nuro.

∞ The travelers have arrived the day before the meeting in Nuro.

∞ The planet has two suns and three moons. Countless stars at night.

∞ At least once a day there is a huge sand storm.



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So begins...

The Traveler's Story

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The World of Sisao
Traveler Azi

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The traveler of Sisao, Azi, slithered her way quickly toward the dungeon. Nearing gasping for hair, she twisted her way through the darkness as quickly as she could; holding her torch aloft in her left hand. Rounding the corner, she suddenly stopped. It was true! She looked to her ring in disbelief. Sure enough, the gem had lit up and was glowing brighter and brighter with every foot closer she came to the portal.

Azi came around the corner and slammed her ring against the rock- causing the wall to ripple away; revealing the portal's cave. As she did so, not one but several bodies came spilling out. Azi stood in shock, eyes wide at the scene before her. The group of humans fumbled all over themselves; some crying out, others quickly rolling to their feet. Azi blinked at them curiously, appearing just as shocked as them. "Travelers? In Sisao?"

The question seemed more to herself than to them. After a beat, Azi seemed to remember her training and straightened herself out, blushing deeply. "Sorry, I- um.. Oh, jeeze, we've.. we've never had other travelers here.." Laughing to herself, she waved away her surprise and offered them a smile. "Sorry, I'm just.. Wow, this is amazing.." Shaking her head again she slithered in a tight circle, before settling onto her coils and looking at them. "Right, introductions. I am Azi, Traveler of Sisao.. and you are..." Azi trailed off, as if looking for the right words, completely unaware that the 100 degree Fahrenheit weather would be smoldering for the humans on her doorstep. "Humans!" She exclaimed the word as if she would win a prize, appearing very pleased with herself.

"Humans in Sisao... How wonderful... How-- right! Travelers.. I suppose I should catch you up on why you're needed. She said that you would be confused. Are you all from Earth?" She was slithering about their ranks now, peering at each of them curiously. "You will have to change... The first rule of traveling is that you can not bring things across realms...You..." Azi stopped, placing her hand to her forehead. How was she going to hide a group of humans in Sisao? She would never get away with it, and judging by the sweat pouring off of them- they would never live through it. Then she remembered her training; something that had taken place some odd hundred years ago. They would have to change. Yes. [i]The cuffs![i]

"I'm so happy you're here... but, we have Sisao under control," Azi went on, twisting so that she sat on her coils; her back to the group. "The treaty is tomorrow, so I guess I know why you're here but... Oh, yes, that's right.. you're new and I'm just blabbering on. I promise I will explain everything once I get you settled... but first!" As she turned back around, she held out to them a hand full of golden snake bands. "You'll need these to navigate the world."

Upon placing the bracelets on their wrists, each person would look down to see a golden brown snake tail grow , and matching scales manifest on their chests. "Don't panic! They are just illusions, my friends! They only work while you are wearing the bracelet. There are no humans here on Sisao; in order to get you into the palace, you will have to look like one of us... a Serpine. Please, try to remain calm and follow me. I promise, I will explain everything." Nodding, Azi motioned for them to follow her. The travelers would find that walking felt as it always had. True to her words, the tails were nothing but illusions, and the travelers would even be able to feel their legs moving.


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Emily Lauren Marshall
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Emily let out a scream as the whirl of color and wind finally stopped around her. The blinding light of the tunnel of color and gusts had came to such an abrupt stop that she hadn't prepared herself. With an Unf Emily landed onto a pile of bodies and sand. Gasping, Emily scrambled off the chest she had landed on and got to her feet. The first thing she noticed was that it was scalding hot in the room. The air nearly took her breath away and beads of sweat instantly began beading on her lower back. As she came to her full height she began to look around. What she found, did not make her feel any better about her situation. Standing in front of her was a seven foot tall...You have got to be shitting me...

"Travelers? In Sisao?" Emily blinked, grabbing the sand brick wall for the support. It talks... "Sorry, I- um.. Oh, jeeze, we've.. we've never had other travelers here.." So it was a traveler, like her. Emily found herself breathing a little heavy, feeling more than just a little freaked out. The half snake, half woman who revealed herself to be named Azi continued talking and then handed her a bracelet. By now Emily had decided that if shit was going to keep getting weirder, then she might as well roll with it. At any rate, the portal had closed behind them so going back to a world that had no recollection of her existing wasn't even an option.

Feeling insecure, Emily walked behind one of the sand pillars in the room and stripped down to her white lace underwear. They couldn't take anything with them, Azi had said, but she drew the line at her underwear. Surely a few pieces of undergarments wouldn't upset the balance of the realm. Emily looked skeptically down at the bracelet. With a sigh, she slipped it on. At once, a long sand colored tail seemed to grow out of her thighs. Something seemed to lift her up, and if she wasn't busy nearly hyperventilating she might have thought that it was wonderfully beautiful and exciting. Ever little girl dreams of being different, of being chosen; special. Emily looked down at the tail under her, gingerly feeling the smoothness of her scales. This can't be happening..

Azi seemed to be moving on, gesturing for them to follow. Still in mild shock, Emily took a step to follow after her- surprised and delighted to find that the woman was right; walking felt just as it always had. It was strange. She was so much taller, but it simply felt like she was walking on a platform. It would take some getting used to, but the heat of the place had already started to ease. Something about the bracelet had given her an adaption mechanism. Looking around, she was relieved to see that everyone else had tails now, too. "Don't panic! They are just illusions, my friends! They only work while you are wearing the bracelet. There are no humans here on Sisao; in order to get you into the palace, you will have to look like one of us... a Serpine. Please, try to remain calm and follow me. I promise, I will explain everything."

Remain calm... right.." Feeling numb, Emily cast a glance at everyone else and then nodded slowly. She began to follow after Azi, twisting her hands together nervously in front of her. "Please let this all just be a dream," she muttered quietly to herself. Feeling incredibly uncomfortable, she cleared her throat and said loudly, to everyone, "M-my name is Emily.."


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Avery Darling
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As the end of the tunnel came upon her, Avery grabbed the nearest person to her and squeezed onto them; letting out a shrill scream of panic as they began to free-fall. When she landed with the person she was still attached to, she immediately gasped for air. The room was like a sauna without the steam and her lungs felt like they were on fire. A voice was talking to them, but her ears were ringing and her eyes were still adjusting to the torchlight that lit the room. [color=plum]What the hell just happened? Avery refused to let go of the arm she had latched on to; until she looked up into the man's face. He looked as though he could snap her in half. Eyes wide, she released him.

"Humans in Sisao... How wonderful... How-- right! Travelers.. I suppose I should catch you up on why you're needed. She said that you would be confused. Are you all from Earth?" Avery slowly looked up- and up, and up, and up. Terror rooted her to the spot, and though she could see the lips moving; the words were lost to her. Snake. The one creature that she was completely terrified of. Her chest began to rise and fall rapidly as she backed against the wall, looking very much like a scared animal. The giant creature came over to her and placed a golden band in her hand; but she was too terrified to move or run from it.

The room began to blur around her central vision and her body threatened to collapse with shaking knees. "I-I-I.. I can't. I can't." The words were whispered as big tears swelled into her eyes. She was too terrified to move, completely paralyzed. One of the other members of the group were talking too, something about asking if everything was real or not. Avery, shaking like a leaf now and pale white, turned her eyes to the dark haired woman... and then she blacked out. Everyone around her was shifting into nightmarish snakes. She was only blacked out for a second, because when she came back too she was leaning against the wall, and the woman was talking again."Seriously though. This is really happening? I'm not going crazy?" Bless this woman. Bless her for being able to function and speak exactly what was on Avery's mind. In the next moment, they were giving introductions.

Not Avery. She had dropped her bracelet as if it were on fire the second she saw it's effects, and silent tears were streaming down her face as she shook her head and curled up against the wall that had once been the portal. Maybe if I.. if I just sit here, they'll all go with it and.. and I can just... just... go back home or something.. Her heart was thundering in her ears. Everyone was turning into snakes all around her, and it was as if she was caught up in a nightmare she couldn't escape from. "I want to go home," she hiccuped, breathing so quickly that her body was threatening to pass her out again. To her terror, everyone around her had changed into the 'Serpine' race; but worse, they were leaving. The heat was unbearable.

Gingerly, and sobbing quietly, Avery walked over to her bracelet and picked it up. "I can't, I can't.. Snakes, I... P-please, is there another way?" Azi had turned the corner up ahead, seeming to not hear her. Avery glanced to everyone else helplessly, and then back down to her bracelet. Hiccuping, she walked behind a pillar like one of the other girls had done and took off her jacket and shirt, leaving her in her boyshorts and a black tanktop. Shaking, she slipped the bracelet on. She managed to take a few steps out from behind the pillar, slightly shorter than everyone else but a snake like them nonetheless. She took a few deep breaths, feeling like she might be okay... and then she looked down. It was too much. Panic licked up her spine, and Avery passed out; crumpling to the ground. She landed with a soft thud, her new coils catching her fall and cushioning her landing.


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Character Portrait: Daniel Torres Character Portrait: Avery Darling Character Portrait: Emily Marshall Character Portrait: Monalisa De La Luca Character Portrait: The Traveler Character Portrait: Jackson Smith Character Portrait: Judas Character Portrait: Dracen Mallory
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Jackson, as most would probably expect, did not appreciate flying through a colourful tunnel while listening to those around him scream. He was screaming too, of course, but the mixed voices were giving him a headache and as if thinking he was going to die wasn't bad enough, having his last thoughts be Huh, I could really use an Advil right now. was admittedly depressing.
In short, Jack's first impression on flying through weird colourful tunnels was not a good one.
Then, just when he began to suspect the hellish trip would last forever, he began falling.
It was like the Rainbow Tunnel had had enough of the seven terrified people screaming their heads off and had been like, You know what? Forget them. I didn't want lunch anyway. and spat them out with as little respect as possible.
So that was fun.
Jack had always wanted to be thrown up by something he had no knowledge of.

"Get off me!" He snapped, pushing whoever landed on his leg off to the side. It was then that the boy realized he was also sitting on someone, and he quickly stood up and stepped away. The next thing he realized? Holy Mars Bars it was hot. Oh, and there was some snake lady staring at them, that was kind of important too.
Jack did a double-take and stared at the women in complete shock as she began speaking to them. She must be some weird version of Medusa, right? With a snake tail instead of hair? The boy didn't even know what he was seeing as she suddenly clasped something around his wrist. A snake band? What was that for? His skin. . . scales? He was getting taller. Some explanations were on the top of Jackson's This Really Would Be Helpful list, but so far the woman who had introduced herself as Azi had just been rambling on about things he didn't understand.
Travelers, Sisao, yeah... yeah sure.
"Don't panic! They are just illusions, my friends! They only work while you are wearing the bracelet. There are no humans here on Sisao; in order to get you into the palace, you will have to look like one of us... a Serpine. Please, try to remain calm and follow me. I promise, I will explain everything."
Finally, something useful!
Although the way Azi looked reminded him of something from a horror story and sent chills down his spine, Jack's heart-rate managed to dial down and his thoughts became clearer again.
Now, where was he? Sisao, apparently. How did he get there? The Rainbow Tunnel ate him and then spat him out.
Who were these six people around him? He didn't know.
Who was he? That was easy, he was Jackson Smith.
Good, good. . . Jack thought. He had an idea of where he was, he knew his own name. No problems, no worries. Now, down to business.
He was half snake, thanks to his new accessory. Staring down at his weird lower body, Jack wasn't so sure he was was comfortable with that. Why couldn't dogs or fuzzy animals inhabit Sisao? Why did it have to be snake people?
It only took a few seconds for him to see that he wasn't the only person creeped out by the situation. A brunette woman was pretty much talking to herself, and another girl was. . .
Someone should probably catch her. Jack thought as he watched the other girl crumple to the ground. Too late.
The boy frowned. The snake woman, Azi, was already walking -slithering?- away, and a few others had begun following her. Passing out was bad enough, and fainting in the temperature it was at the moment. . . well, that was probably bad too. Hopefully there was water somewhere around here.

"Hey, uh, you okay there?" Jackson asked, rather dumbly, as he went up to the girl laying on the ground.

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Daniel Alexander Torres



Everyone had ran down the tunnel after something began to chase them. Never looking back they made it to the end then BAM! before anyone really knew it they were in a smoldering hot desert. Daniel grumbled, rubbing his eyes, and sighing softly as he tried to adjust to his surroundings. After opening his eyes he looked around before see this snake lady. No, nope, no way. Snakes, nope, horrible reptiles... Was all he could really process at the moment. Several people were talking, and would stop as soon as they heard the snake woman speak. Daniel obviously stayed quite, staring at the snake woman for a long period time until he received the bracelet that the other's got as well. Moving it around in his hands he began to inspect it, unsure if he really wanted to put it on. This bracelet could do anything, no one was exactly sure what this bracelet could do even though the snake woman made it clear on what it could do. He hesitating, waiting until he saw others put it on along with taking off their close. Daniel's already wide eyes grew into an extraordinary size as he watch people strip down then slide on the bracelet which turned them into snakes as well. Great, just great... He thought to himself and turned his gaze down at the bracelet. Closing his eyes momentarily he let out a long sigh before stripping down until he only had his undergarments on then he slipped the bracelet on. He opened a single eye to watch as his legs turned into a tail and he rose an inch or two up because of the tail. Finally opening his other eye he looked over his tail, shaking his head several times as a hand went to gently rub over the scales.

"Don't panic! They are just illusions, my friends! They only work while you are wearing the bracelet. There are no humans here on Sisao; in order to get you into the palace, you will have to look like one of us... a Serpine. Please, try to remain calm and follow me. I promise, I will explain everything." Daniel heard Azi say. He looked at her momentarily, giving her a single nod he hesitated and then began to follow after Azi. "Some one should help her." Upon hearing a male say this he turned, looking around to see a girl who had crumpled to the ground. It couldn't have been the heat, could it, or maybe she was scared? She did look young that much was true, unsure of what to do he just stood there. "I've got her," He heard an older male say before he went to go help her. Daniel would have helped her, but he wasn't sure how to help her, plus the older male already seem to be a few steps ahead of Daniel anyways. While all of this was going on he heard a girl say her name, "M-my name is Emily.." then another girl said her name and soon enough a couple of other people in this group began to say their names. "My name is Daniel, but you can call me Danny if you want. Was something he mentioned after everyone else said their name. He began to chew his cheek then after everyone was together he followed a few steps behind the group. Daniel was keeping to himself for the moment, he knew no one in this group, and he didn't trust anyone so he just decided to stay a step or two behind the group. While he was a step or two behind the group he made sure that he always had his eyes on them so that he didn't get lost in this mysterious place.

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Since the accident these past few days, for Dracen, have been a torrent or confusion and trepidation. He was desperate. Completely lost without a place to call home or a soul that still remembered he existed. He found himself searching for answers, worrying himself sick unto death about never being able to see his parents again. Friends, he'd lived without. But his family, what was left of it, was all he had left. Now even that was taken from him and Dracen was in a perpetual state of panic. He hadn't expected the ring to be the key. The mysterious trinket had remained on his right ring finger since it was in his possession. Unbeknownst to him, all of his inner turmoil would have been for not. The ring would lead him to a whole new world with a plethora of experiences but he didn't know that until it led him to a portal. And if there was anything that could confirmed the multiple dimensions theory, it was this. One moment he's staring into a void, the next he's being thrown onto a slew of bodies that belonged to very people that had been involved in the very accident that started all of this.

"I appreciate the thought, but could whoever has the knife for an elbow kindly stop? They suck at massages,"

Dracen immediately shot up off the young woman beneath him, trying in vain not to put any more discomfort on her than he unintentionally already had. The dry heat stuck to the inside of his throat, suffocating him in his flurry of rushed movements. "So-...what? Are you the welcoming community?" His head whipped around from the kindred spirits that were stumbling to get on their feet, his eyes cutting to a man with tanned skin and sandy, blonde hair standing before a large serpent woman. Dracen stood in awe, his legs moving on their own accord as he stood at the older man's side. His eyes took in the vast underground, sand dunes consuming most of the ground and pillars rutting up out of their dense waves. It was more profound than anything he had ever seen in his small, sheltered existence and—Dracen was almost amused to observe—the man standing beside him was reacting as if this was just another day in the life of tall, tan and broody. When the serpent woman spoke of needing something to navigate the terrain, he cocked his brow, mutually meeting the man's gaze beside him before turning back only to be handed a golden band. He knew immediately was expected, though he'd only been half-listening, but his companion didn't seem to have a clue. "What're we supposed to do with these?"

"I assume we put them on." was his response. He'd almost expected to be hit for his sharp tongue, but the man only responded in amusement. He even initiated a challenge, one where Dracen was required to equip the band before him. Of course, as to be expected, Dracen was apprehensive. He didn't know whether it would hurt or what the lasting side affects would be, but it beckoned his intrigue like a cat to curiosity. It would be the death of him, he swore, but that didn't stop him from stripping down to his knickers in front of people he didn't know. The older man's remark in regards to the sickly tone of his skin came to no surprise to the bleach blonde Irish boy. What did come as a surprise was the multitude of scars that littered the man's back and torso. His eyes quickly took in their appearance briefly, approximating just how long they'd been there and what could have caused them. He nearly broke his cold facade when a cat-of-nine-tails was a strong possibility but when the man finally met his gaze again, he presented a countenance as if nothing had occurred.

The girl who took a fainting spell was an oblivious addition to their mutual, unspoken alliance as the man, whom he learned to be known as Judas, cradled her in his arms. He followed Judas after the serpent woman, his eyes committing this underground terrain to memory, looking back over his shoulder to see if the other would follow.

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The World of Sisao
Traveler Azi

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Azi slithered ahead as she listened to the new travelers talk amongst themselves. Apparently one of the younger ones had fainted, but someone had been nice enough to pick her up and carry her. Azi had to smile to herself- after all, this was her first experience with humans in person and it was extremely exciting for her. "This way." The Serpine led the formation through the maze like corridors of the palace dungeon. "You are currently under ground, in the dungeon of Pantheon- our current capital. If all goes well with the treaty tomorrow, the capital will be moved to Nuro; the largest oasis in our realm." As she spoke, Azi lifted one of her spider like arms to point to the sandstone walls. Across the surface were paintings of the castle and the surrounding pools of water. One larger then the rest, labeled Nuro, marked the invisible line between golden swirls to represent Serpine and the red splotches of paint that represented the Scondrells.

As Azi continued down the hall, a battle scene between half-snake men and half-scorpion men came into view, illuminated by her torch light. "Centuries ago there was a great battle between the races, between the Serpine," she indicated the warriors decorated in gold with snake tails, "And the Scondrell," her hand passed over the red army of scorpion men. "Many lives were lost, and in the end a truce was made. We would keep to ourselves, if they would keep to theirs... but the waters have begun to dry up. The smaller pools have turned to mud. Our people need water, and Nuro is the largest source. Naturally, this is where the royal family sought to make their new home... but likewise, the Scondrells had sought the same."

The walls faded back into sandy brick, and she paused briefly before a set of double doors. "Just follow my lead, and say nothing. You are travelers, so the Serpine will understand you and you will understand them." She smiled a bit, giving them a wink, "A nice perk, if you ask me." Nodding, she pushed open the doors and led the group into a massive chamber of marble pillars. From the room they could see outside, where two suns hung high in the atmosphere. Sand. Sand for miles and miles, whisked across the horizon just beyond the marble floor.

Azi cleared her throat, after allowing them a moment to sink in the view and then nodded for them to follow her again. It was a short trip across the marble and through two more sets of doors before she stopped again. "This will be your chamber. I am sorry that it is not more... I was not prepared for so many travelers. I will fetch more comforts for you. Please, wait make yourself at home here and relax." With that, Azi opened the door to the chambers and let the group file in.

Inside the group would find a room with one large square high up on the far wall that looked as though it would work as a window, letting light into the room. In the center of the room the floor dipped into a bowl, a bowl filled with blankets and extremely large pillows. On the left wall a water basin sat built into the stone, and on the right wall a table of fruit and a jug of liquid(red wine) awaited them. Azi bowed gently to them and left them to fetch another tray of fruit.

She was only gone for a minute or two, and when she returned she used her tail to slide the door behind her closed. I know you have a lot of questions. So. Let me start off with the ones I think you're going to ask. Why are you here? Yes. Right. You are here because you have been chosen by Her to be a traveler. What's a traveler? A traveler is a special being selected from their planet to protect not only their planet, but all the planets... and there are nine of them. Every so hundred years, the planets come at risk to fall into darkness. It is our jobs, as travelers, to make sure that they do not." She paused, realizing that she had been pacing slightly backwards and forwards, reciting this as it had been told to her. She softened and turned to face the other travelers.

"Your rings are unique to each of us, and we all have one." She held hers up for them to see, and then continued on. "Our rings are our... how do you humans call it... Passports? Yes, passports. They allow us to understand all languages, send messages back and forth from traveler to traveler, and they help guide us to where we need to be in times of darkness." She paused to let all of the information sink in. "I'll stop here, and let you ask any questions you have so far, because... well.. some of you look as though you're going to bust if I don't let you speak." She smiled, ever patient, and sat onto her coils to wait for the bombardment of questions she just knew was bound to come her way.

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Dracen followed the serpent woman alongside the man known as Judas, listening intently as she spoke of her species' struggle and the new treaty that was to go underway. He caught sight of the portraits, greedily taking in new information as if it were a life source. The different inhabitants on this planet fascinated him. This half-snake woman seemed to share the same fascination towards them if the tone of her voice was as jubilant as anything to go by. The blonde's eyes fell on the older man beside him more than once, his steady gaze taking in his surroundings not out of curiosity but out of trepidation. His own brow cocked, wondering what Judas could be so hesitant about. But, then again, they had all just been on Earth and one step through some other-worldly portal took them to a strange new world with snake people and scorpion warriors.

As they passed through the grand hallway, questioning eyes fell on the travelers. Judas tensed at his side, as if coiled to pounce at any sign of attack. Dracen placed his hand on the older man's shoulder, surprised when he relaxed almost immediately, eyes of electric blue leering down into deep grey. Without words, the younger man shook his head. That simple gesture had the effect of a leash, reeling back the tension in the brunette's shoulders as they were lead into a chamber. Judas walked ahead of the group, placing the little girl that had fainted into the dip in the floor draped in pillows and blankets. He rolled his shoulders as he turned, Dracen falling into place beside him as the serpent woman left the room. "I don't know about you, Drace," Judas muttered, nitpicking with the gold band around his wrist, "...-but this seems like a load of bullshit to me."

His eyes widened ever so slightly, his brows pert, "Are you serious?" He muttered in his articulated Irish drawl, "You don't seem to grasp the gravity of this situation." Dracen cut his eyes to the others in the group, taking a step closer and lowering his voice for only Judas to hear, "We've been given an opportunity to explore all new realms, expand our knowledge of the unknown. You heard her, she said we were here because of the treaty. It's obvious that, for whatever reason we were chosen, we're meant to keep some sort of balance in other worlds."

"You got all that from one sentence?" Judas asked incredulously, "Who the hell are you? Sherlock Holmes?"

Dracen smirked, "That's a nice compliment but-...no."

"I know you have a lot of questions. So. Let me start off with the ones I think you're going to ask. The two men turned from each other to the serpent woman abruptly barging into the room. Dracen was a little taken aback by her insentient need to talk as much as possible in one breath. She didn't even offer a simple greeting as she walked back into the room after such a short departure, just right to the point in a rather abrasive manner. Luckily, Dracen had the ability to keep up with her fast-paced train of thought. "Why are you here? Yes. Right. You are here because you have been chosen by Her to be a traveler. What's a traveler? A traveler is a special being selected from their planet to protect not only their planet, but all the planets... and there are nine of them. Every so hundred years, the planets come at risk to fall into darkness. It is our jobs, as travelers, to make sure that they do not." To this Dracen cut his eyes to Judas with an 'I told you so' look, to which the older man just scoffed. "Your rings are unique to each of us, and we all have one. Our rings are our... how do you humans call it... Passports? Yes, passports. They allow us to understand all languages, send messages back and forth from traveler to traveler, and they help guide us to where we need to be in times of darkness. I'll stop here, and let you ask any questions you have so far, because... well.. some of you look as though you're going to bust if I don't let you speak."

Dracen could hear Judas's scoff in his head, "My eardrums are about to burst, more like. Bitch was practically ear raping me."

"Be nice" Dracen mentally badgered before holding his head up high and addressing the serpent woman for the first time since they arrived, "You spoke of a 'Her'." He stated in a monotone inquisition, "Who's 'Her'?"

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Daniel simply just followed everyone, a few steps behind them of course. He shivered every now and then at the sight of the creature. He wasn't exactly sure what to call her even though he was sure she told them what they were. In his eyes all he could see was a woman cut off at the waste and practically like glued to the rest of a giant snakes body... ew. Either way with everything that she said and with the few words he heard from other's he continued to stay silent just to hear what she had to say along with what other's may have to say. That is if he was even close enough to hear them at the time. The only thing that really interested Daniel was when they reached the chamber where they would be staying for the time that they would spend here. "This will be your chamber. I am sorry that it is not more... I was not prepared for so many travelers. I will fetch more comforts for you. Please, wait make yourself at home here and relax." He heard her mention which of course he responded with a shrug. Could be worse, much worse that is. It could have bugs or snakes all over the walls or even possibly something even worse. They could be in a dark dungeon and not have any pillows or anything that may be even remotely comfortable.

Daniel's eyes went around the room, carefully looking around at everything in the room. It wasn't bad, but he has definitely seen better. When the snake looking lady left Daniel let out a soft sigh of relief but of course almost as quickly as she had left she had returned with another bowl of fruits. Oh and did the food look tempting, but of course that wasn't why he was here. He sighed softly, looking the woman over once when she returned. "I know you have a lot of questions. So. Let me start off with the ones I think you're going to ask. Why are you here? Yes. Right. You are here because you have been chosen by Her to be a traveler. What's a traveler? A traveler is a special being selected from their planet to protect not only their planet, but all the planets... and there are nine of them. Every so hundred years, the planets come at risk to fall into darkness. It is our jobs, as travelers, to make sure that they do not." He heard her mention after sliding the door closed with her tail. Damn right I have some questions, probably stupid ones though. He thought to himself. Running a hand through his hair he shook his head.

"Your rings are unique to each of us, and we all have one." She held hers up for everyone to see, and then continued on. "Our rings are our... how do you humans call it... Passports? Yes, passports. They allow us to understand all languages, send messages back and forth from traveler to traveler, and they help guide us to where we need to be in times of darkness." It was then that she paused as if letting the information really get into people's heads. "I'll stop here, and let you ask any questions you have so far, because... well.. some of you look as though you're going to bust if I don't let you speak." Daniel thought for a moment, really letting these things sink into his head. A question finally popped into his head. "Will we ever return home or are we stuck doing this forever?" He questioned. Stupid question? Possibly but didn't he have the right to know? Didn't they all? He sighed, looking down at the ring on his finger. He messed with it a little, frowning as she stared at both the ground and his ring. "Also what happens if we don't protect the planet like we are supposed to or if we do something wrong?" Daniel asked with a slightly puzzled look on his face.

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Emily followed behind the snake in a bit of a daze. Information washed over her and knocked her brain into the sides of her skull repeatedly. When they were finally brought to a room to stay in Emily felt dizzy.
"Are you serious?" The outburst from someone with an Irish accent caught her attention. "You don't seem to grasp the gravity of this situation." Emily's eyes narrowed on the two men, remembering that the taller and older one had carried the young girl in since she had fainted. She stood a few feet away and so when the pale blonde lowered his voice she lost what he was saying. Gathering up her nerve, she walked closer to the two in time to hear: "Who the hell are you? Sherlock Holmes?" The blonde seemed amused, and replied simply
"That's a nice compliment but-...no." Emily cleared her throat. "Hey, it was nice of you to carry that girl," she managed to say. She wanted to ask what the boy, who she could vaguely remember calling himself Dracen, what he had said earlier. Alas, it was not to be. Their guide, Azi, had returned with a lot more to say.

Avery woke up at some point during the speech, her head throbbing from hitting the ground. The snake was talking again and she felt faint all over again. I'm going to die, she thought to herself as she looked down on her tail. Her hands visibly shook as she slowly crawled out of the pillow pit. When she was able to steady herself she walked directly over to the man who had scooped her up. Judas. She could sort of remember him saying his name at some point while she was half passed out and half present.

Avery glanced between the red head and the two men, knowing that she must look pale as snow. Standing was difficult as her legs shook under her. "Is this real?" Her eyes looked up to Judas for answers as the snake lady finally stopped talking. She had asked for questions, but Avery couldn't bring herself to even look in the snake's general direction. She couldn't look down, either, so she settled for staring at her hands- as if they were the only things holding her to this world.

Emily glanced to the shaken looking girl as Dracen turned his attention to Azi and asked, "Who's Her?" It was a fair question, and Emily wanted to know, too. Emily nodded, glancing from Dracen to their guide.

"A fair question," Azi sighed, looking to the group of confused travelers. "She is many things, represented in many cultures from your planet. Here she is Sona, goddess of the suns. In your realm she is God, Ala, Ra, Zeus, and many other names. She is what keeps the realms in balance. We work for Her."

"Will we ever return home or are we stuck doing this forever?" Azi turned to face the other traveler. "It is your destiny to do this until you are no longer able to. At such time, you will train a new traveler in your place once she has chosen them. Once the new traveler has been trained, you will be sent to Her to be reunited with your families." "Also what happens if we don't protect the planet like we are supposed to or if we do something wrong?" Azi looked to the man with something akin to sympathy. These were questions she had had when she first started, too. "If you are unsuccessful in protecting the realm then it will fall into chaos and be lost forever. The realm will eventually crumple and the inhabitants will become nothing more than a memory or a chapter in a traveler's journal. If enough realms fall the scale will be tipped and the others will follow into darkness until there is nothing but evil and corruption left. She will die and you will never be reunited with your families."

Emily stood shell-shocked as she listened to Azi. "So, you're saying that the fate of not only our world, but all of the realms, rest on our shoulders? And our families- they aren't gone? Where is 'She' at? How do we get back to them? Why are they being kept from us?" Emily's eyes looked like overfilled teacups, threatening to spill over if she tipped too far one way. "Yes. No, they are not gone. No one but passed on travelers know where She is. I have already told you, you can only return to your families once your task is complete. They are removed from the realms for their safety. There are forces of great power that work against us as travelers. Families would only weigh you down and hold you back."

"I want to go home. I don't want to be here, or save the realms, or be a fucking snake." Avery had once again attached herself to the muscular arm of Judas, as if he could protect her from the snake and her destiny. "I'm afraid you do not have a choice, young one. This is how the realms have maintained balance for generations. It is simply how it is done." "So we're on permanent jury duty?" "I'm not familiar with what 'jury duty' is, Emily Marshall. I am not entirely versed in the ways of Third Earth. It is late. The treaty is tomorrow. Please, get some rest. I will come to get you in the morning and I will answer more questions then." With that, the mysterious figure left as quickly as she had come.

Emily put a hand to her head, feeling more confused than she had been before she started asking questions. Left in a room with a group of total strangers, Emily only had one question fluttering around her mind: Third Earth? Did that mean there was a First and Second Earth too?

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Though Dracen seemed unaware of the ginger-haired girl intruding on their conversation, Judas wasn't unaware—eyeing her in suspicion without deterring blissfully ignorant companion. After the blonde took his compliment, she'd tried to address him but he ignored her, turning his eyes instead to the snake lady re-entering the room. As she prattled on, the older of the two men rolled his eyes when the words spilling from her rapid mouth resembled that of what Dracen had tried to explain. He averted his oceanic eyes just to catch the younger man's gaze, shaking his head in amusement at that 'I told you so' look adorning his sharp features. Then Dracen asked the question that had, admittedly, been on Judas's mind as well. He almost rolled his eyes from sheer apathy at the reptilian woman's response. "Hear that Drace? We serve God now."

"I take it that you are not a religious man then."

"Ironic, don't you think?" This thought was projected bitterly, causing Dracen to look over at him in curiosity. Though he could feel those cold, grey eyes reading him like a book he didn't think to tell him to stop. He allowed the scrutinizing, for reasons unbeknownst to him, shifting his attention instead to another male who'd offered up a question or two.

"Will we ever return home or are we stuck doing this forever? Also what happens if we don't protect the planet like we are supposed to or if we do something wrong?" The answer they got was less than ideal. From what Judas could gather they were pretty much stuck doing some intergalactic deity's dirty work. Keeping the balance of the universe in check my ass, Judas thought begrudgingly. It's not like these people didn't have lives. Everyone here, including himself, seemed to have been taken hostage with little to no regard for what they had going on in their lives. This fact alone angered Judas to no end. If this 'She' is so powerful why isn't she doing it herself?

"The serpent's reasoning would probably stem from the 'she is otherwise involved' persuasion, if I could take a guess." Dracen's Irish drawl within his head derailed him for a moment. He cut his eyes to the blonde, cocking a brow in question. Dracen narrowed his eyes, "You think too loudly."

"Why are you taking this sitting down? Don't you care at all that this so-called God put not only your life, but your family's life in jeopardy? Doesn't it piss you off that this 'She' doesn't give a shit about you or your loved ones? We're her gophers, Drace. That's all we are. We didn't sign up for this shit!" At this point two very timid hands wrapped themselves around his bicep, causing him to look down. The girl who had passed out earlier was now clinging to him in fear, as if he was going to protect her just because he'd helped her out. Wordlessly he shoved her away, pulling back his arm and dishing out a scowl that could freeze over the hottest flames of Hell. The snake lady was taking her leave now, walking out the door with promises of answering more questions tomorrow. Judas stepped forward with every intention of stopping her but the doors slammed shut in her wake, causing him to let out a curse in frustration. "Fuck!" He snapped his head to the side, looking to Dracen in utter annoyance, "Next time I see that bitch I'm skinning her and making her into boots. Who the hell does she think she is?"

"Judas calm down!"

"Don't tell me to calm down Dracen!" the older man snapped, pointing at him before turning his finger towards the door, "You heard her. I don't give a damn about this nation's treaty. I need to get back to my family."

"As do I," Dracen replied, his voice the epitome of calm, "As do we all. Look, yelling and losing our heads isn't going to get us anywhere. We don't want to draw unnecessary attention to ourselves with the natives. Despite what you may believe, Judas, I am just as outraged as you are. I don't like the idea of the fate of the world resting on my shoulders any more than you do. The simple fact of the matter is—whether any of us like it or not—we can either sit here and comply or retaliate and run the risk of destroying the lives of our family as well as multiple worlds."

Judas scowled at the blonde youth, "I hate it when you use logic to thwart me." He thought simply, his anger waning as Dracen smirked.

"Well someone's got to be the brains in this relationship."

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It was safe to say that ever since the business with his life turning upside down, things had become weird. His family disappearing? That was a bit crazy. His friends not recognizing him? That kind of hurt. Rainbow tunnels and snake tails? Yes, yes that was definitely out of the ordinary. Yet all of those things weren't the big reason behind Jack's confusion.
The real oddity in the entire situation was, why wasn't he waking up?
Obviously this was a dream. A weird, crazy, insane dream that the boy was bound to wake up from at any moment. Snake people didn't exist. His legs hadn't just transformed into a tail. Any second now, he would wake up.
Jackson waited. The group was getting ahead of him now, but surely they as well as everything else were just part of his imagination... getting lost and dying out in the heat didn't mean a thing if all of this was as simple as fake.
As the boy stood there in the sand with the heat beating down on him and feeling every bead of sweat that dripped down from his face, Jack decided that going along with his silly little dream couldn't be nearly as bad as suffering from the harsh rays of the sun.

He rushed to catch up with the rest of the group. When he settled in with the crowd, the Traveler woman, Azi, was halfway through her speech.
Jackson listened for the first little bit, but quickly the boy was distracted by the other more interesting things around him. There really wasn't much to look at, much less catch anyone's attention unless they were interested in sand, but standing in the middle of a desert was... somewhat fascinating.
It was like he was living in some sort of fantasy novel. Like he and, how many others? Seven? Like he and seven other people were stranded in some unforgiving place, forced to rely on only their instincts to survive, and trying to cope with having their feet and legs transformed into snake tails because of their bracelets.
All of that was true, but imagining it as a book was far more interesting.

"I'm not familiar with what 'jury duty' is, Emily Marshall. I am not entirely versed in the ways of Third Earth. It is late. The treaty is tomorrow. Please, get some rest. I will come to get you in the morning and I will answer more questions then." Azi was saying when Jackson drifted back in to the more important things going on.
They were in and underground place now, Pantheon, if he had heard that correctly from earlier. He had to admit, while it not only was a lot cooler away from the heat, the building ability was a lot more advanced than Jackson had expected snake people to be able to do. For a few short seconds he marveled in how they were able to build such a place, but the thoughts were quickly erased when they wandered off to wondering if Sisao had air conditioning or any type of fans.

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Daniel was shocked at the responses he got to his questions. He couldn't believe this. He was stuck with a bunch of people he didn't know, people that could mental problems, and he was stuck in a different planet or dimension- what ever you wanted to call it- with these people. He kept quite though only glancing over momentarily to look at the one boy who was talking about some stuff that confused him. The same boy got a more likely rude response from... if he remembered correctly, Judas. Turning away he ignored almost everything else and moved away from the crowd, plopping down onto the ground. He wanted to cross his legs but he didn't think that this tail would do too well with him crossing his legs. Was he able to take off the jewelry that formed this tail type thing on him? He thought a lot about taking it off, mostly because he didn't want a snake tail on him any more, but also because it was a little uncomfortable. Part of him felt sick about all of this. All of this was so much to take in.

"Maybe we should have someone stand watch? I don't know about you, but... How do we know we can trust Azi? We were just sort of... abducted.. Or do you think I'm just being paranoid?" After Emily said this he finally looked up. He had been listening the entire time even though he tried to block their voices out. He looked at her, part of him wondering why she would ask this kind of question, the other part of him wondering if she made a good point. "Yeah but how can we trust people in this group? We did just meet each other for the first time. I'm not as worried about the giant snake woman on the outside of this room as the people in this room with me." He told her honestly, shrugging once. It was the truth, people often tell him not to lie because its a bad thing so might as well just put this out there. He felt like he just said something dumb but he was sure it was a good point and hoped it wouldn't back fire on him. He kept his eyes on her for only a couple seconds more before looking at the gold band on his arm. He examined it, moving it around ever so slightly. Once again he was quite, thinking about his family and how he wouldn't be able to see them for quite a while. He wondered what his family was doing now, how his siblings were, and if his family even realized him being gone. Did they even know? Would they be worried? Several questions ran through his head. Soon enough he started dazing off.