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Vespera Gemini

Tempestarii of Gemini

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a character in “Natsukashii”, as played by Mineczka

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        ".... And one, whom embodies the storm. The Twins cast the people into the clouds, away from the grounds in which their people were slaughtered, and atop the mighty trees that once hid the creatures. With this, the people populated, and took their land, with the wind, gracefully dancing within the trees, with the storm, remaining with those upon the ground, providing the rains and sun that allowed the fertile lands within the barrier of the forests to flourish with life, the Tempestarii, whom governs the land, and the Zephia, guardian of the winds...." (An excerpt from the "Genealogy of Gemini")

        Vespera Gemini
        Ruler / 398 / Gemini Forests / Tempestarii / Lady Mikoto // Fire Emblem Fates


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                Tempestarii


                Storm Calling
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                As the name so eloquently gives, the main usage of the ability Vespera has, named "Tempestarii," which allows her to call forth storms of various natures, or even ward off storms. Under this effect, the weather itself is under Vespera's control, in which she can cause a variety of effects, ranging from a light rain, to a torrential downpour, Or a sunny day, to a violent storm. However, not all weather is under her control, it's only in the vicinity around Vespera, in which she can cause such storms to strike lightning, which she uses to her aid in a combative situation... However, as will be covered later,
                the storms take time to build up, much like any other storm, and can be counteracted through the normal weather of the region.

                Thunderstrike
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                One of Vespera's more adaptive abilities, as she can call a strike of lightning and the respective thunder into a place she can see, and within the range of her Storm Calling. While she cannot do this often, maybe twice per day, before it exhausts her, it can vary in power by the colour of the lightning ranging from a standard white, to red, green, yellow, red, violet, and orange. However, constant usage can backfire, as she will become a lightning rod, and her own ability could strike her instead of the target.


                S I D E x E F F E C T S
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                With any power that these storms can have, comes a cost, it's a taxing ability for Vespera as she requires full concentration to call and command the storm as she pleases, along with the affect it can have on the area around her, it could cause effects that one might not expect, as the power of nature is wild. Along with the fact that it is a taxing skill, Vespera has to take time to call upon these storms, ranging from a few seconds for a light rain to wet the soil, to a few minutes for a true thunderstorm, to upwards of hours for the more violent storms, while calling the storms, Vespera is in a meditative state, making it that she cannot do much of anything other than call the storm, should this concentration be broken, what has completed in terms of the storm happens, and without any control from Vespera.



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        L I K E S
        ☐ β”‚A soothing rain
        ☐ β”‚ Books, tea, poetry
        ☐ β”‚ Vegetables, most fruits
        ☐ β”‚ When one gently rubs her wings
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        D I S L I K E S
        ☐ β”‚ Red meats, anything sour, Garlic
        ☐ β”‚ Petty conflict, meetings
        ☐ β”‚ Heat and humidity
        ☐ β”‚ Seeing Blood, war, French






        "It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.'





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P E R S O N A
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"Leadership is a choice, not a Position."





moral alignment: Chaotic Good
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        Perfect Blue


        When one first meets the Tempestarii, they often see the calm and serenity that she shares with her twin, the Zephia, a light smile, warm complexion, and more often than not, a gentle voice, that which guides those around her with grace and ease. Though most call her Lady, the woman, Vespera, is rather casual in regards of addressing her, she has no real want or need to be addressed formally by both her people or her fellow rulers. Much like her twin, Elaine, Vespera is gentle spirit, preferring to show the correct way gently, rather than raising her voice and yelling.

        Along with, despite most believing that nobles are not to work too hard, Vespera often sets out to the fields to help harvest, plant, or till the soil, much to the dismay of both her retainers and the Council of Nine. Vespera is often unable to stay still for too long, and thus, she goes out of her way and just, works. Ranging from as mentioned above, aiding the farmers, to tending to the tamed animals that Gemini is known well for, brushing their fur, feeding, and what-have-you, to just simple tasks, aiding in laundry or playing with children, to even the rare occurrence in that she went out and worked in a shop to aid the manager, always willing to aid, Vespera tends to keep herself busy at the least.

        However, much like that of a storm, the calm only forewarns the storm, her emotions can fly, and show her feelings without any holds, she's open on it, and isn't scared to raise her voice in anger, or outright cry in sorrow, she lacks a bit of restraint, and thus, when she flies off the handle, she flies off the handle worse than anyone else. When she does, it is that of a storm, leaving destruction in it's wake, and sparing none. Yet, this has backfired on her, as when she does this, others often did not take kindly to said emotion, as she is a leader of a country. But once the torrents settle, and Vespera calms herself once more, she continues the light smiles, and her kind nature, much like her twin.

        Though, her storms take a deep effect on her, as she learned in her many years of life, that the Storm Calling is a great power, and often needs the utmost control, unless she wishes to destroy the forest and fields of Gemini. Understanding this, Vespera often does not even try to call it without having a reason, such as a drought, or flooding rains, where she'd step in to protect her people. With this in mind, when the Tempestarii strikes, she strikes hard, calling upon her strongest storms to aid her, and she, much like the storm she calls, is unrelenting.




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      S T R E N G T H S
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      Mama Storm / Vespera is like a mother to most, as she is one of the eldest in the Cosmos second to only Elaine by mere minutes and the King and Queen themselves. Often she is a mother-like person to everyone, showing a calm demeanour, when not riled up in her emotion, and will support those she can.
      xxWith Age comes... / Wisdom, Vespera is incredibly wise as she has seen a lot in her near four centuries of life, and most of them being that of a ruler, thus, she is always willing to give advice to those whom seek it.
      xxEnshrined in her heart / One's face, they're personality, their mind, their likes, Vespera remembers this for most everyone she has met often, as she has seen many pass before her, thus, she wishes to never forget them, and keep them close to her, whether she liked them or not, she wants to keep those within her mind close.
      xxEngineering is fun / Geminian technology has advanced, and Vespera often aids in the creation of said technology, as she may not be a genius, but she has a good grasp on the engineering process and the technology that Gemini has.




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      Temper, Temper... / There are points in that Vespera lets her emotions get the best of her, and causes a conflict with those around her, while often not intended, and she will admit fault when she has her outbursts, it does not repair the damage that she has caused in that show of emotion.
      xxYou can't help Everyone... / As it is, Vespera helps everyone she can, without the realization she is spreading herself thin, and will drain herself for others, without any hesitation. While most of the time she is used to the exhaustion, and can brush it off, there's bound to be a point in which it will catch up with her, and she will collapse.
      xxStorm on the Horizon. / Vespera's storms are as much of a weakness as they are a strength, as it causes collateral damage, and to know that burden, that she ruined someone's life with her power, is something Vespera does not wish to think on, as, she wishes to help. Not harm.



      Q U I R K S & H A B I T S
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      Plays the harp | Knows her way with Geminian technology | Mindful of appearance | Often bites her own tongue, literally | Tapping | Right to left first. | Constant humming and singing



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      H I S T O R Y
      If you remember, you'll seldom repeat


      Almost four-hundred years ago, the Geminian Civil War had come to an end, the country was in pieces, as the people had once again been united under one banner once more, as Lady Ikarii's vision came into the fold. Bells rang freely, upon the first moon of the spring season, as the people rejoiced their young Tempestarii and Zephia, whom had come into the world only hours prior. This began the lives of Vespera and Elaine Gemini, daughter of Lady Ikarii, the Crest of Gemini, and Allek Karrion, the Hero of Gemini. While Elaine took more after her father, being supportive, and willing to share in nature's bounty, while Vespera, her mother, willing to put her life down and protect her country. As she grew up, Vespera took up many things, but the foremost was her role as the Tempestarii, as she was to inherit the role eventually. Thus, she learned the many skills of Diplomacy, and how to manage a country, while also studying what Gemini knew on weather patterns, as she was to control them at some point.

      Then, a fateful day happened, when Vespera and Elaine were a mere fourteen, a few rebels of the Civil War had infiltrated the summer palace the royal family had stayed, and decided to take their revenge on the new Zephia, Elaine. Vespera was caught in the crossfire, as she and Elaine were playing outside. As Elaine was using her winds to boost the two, Vespera saw the men come in, and grab her sister, demanding that Ikarii come face her punishment, Vespera stood and fought, grabbing a sizable stick, to fight.... Swords, knives, daggars, and what-have-you. While she was out numbered, and out-armed, Vespera fought. Eventually freeing her sister,
      but at a severe cost, as one had managed to get his knife through the neck of Elaine, and thus, taking her voice in the process. By this point, her mother and several guards came, settling the conflict quickly....

      But the damage was done. As Elaine had nearly died, and permanently lost her voice. Something that Vespera holds against herself, as she now learned with her sister how to communicate without speaking once. Sign language as it is called. With this, Vespera soon grew into her role, along with Elaine, as they often grew together and by bouncing off eachother. Yet, as the years passed, they learned, and grew, as Elaine soared within the sky, Vespera soared with, the two Espers stayed close, and their bond grew more, with the Winter moons.... As Lady Ikarii passed away. Putting Vespera into her role, as the Tempestarii, taking her place within Valencia and within Yggdrasil. Where she remains today, alongside her sister.






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                R E L A T I O N S
                Sided with Nobody, Neutral


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                xxx"She has much to learn, I like her drive for perfection, but, humans aren't perfect that is something she must understand."

                Vespera understands Estelle a bit, knowing what it's like to be a ruler and to demand perfection from both herself and those around her. The difference between the two is, Vespera both has a completely imperfect twin to rely on, and has hundreds of years experience in comparison. There's no distrust with Vespera to Estelle, but, she fears for what Estelle has started....

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                T H E . K I N G
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                xxx"An overzealous Queen, and an indifferent King, whom seems to show no care for anything..."

                To be honest, Vespera is frustrated by the King at times, mostly being of how he can be so lax, when tensions and chaos are rising without any peace talks, it baffles her, and she wants to understand how he can be such a relaxed King, with all that's going on.

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                A R I E S
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                xxx"Rather informal for a Prince, his ever-smiling presence unnerves me, as the ruler of Aries, I am certain he has a few.... Misdeeds."

                While Vespera has no problems with Dahrylan, she has an unnerved feeling with him, as she just, can feel something strange behind that smile,
                and would rather not be on the receiving end of that.


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                xxx"While I cannot condemn his leadership, I am not a fan of the man's self-centered indifferent manner. Let alone his perversion."

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                G E M I N I
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                xxx"My Beloved sister, while we might not agree with everything, I will give my all to see you safe."

                Vespera cares deeply for Elaine, as, she is Elaine's twin. She has had many instances in which she has butt heads with Elaine, but no matter what happens, Vespera promises to be there to aid Elaine in any way she can.

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                C A N C E R
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                xxx"A gentle and determined ruler, as she hold her bonds and nurtures those she can... She reminds me of someone...."

                Vespera has taken a liking to Zarya, as she reminds her of Elaine. There's a level of respect drawn to her, as the young lady ever learns more, and wants to continue learning, and Vespera is ever willing to reach out and teach the young lady as needed.

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                L E O
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                xxx"Ah, Zari, she is like a daughter to Elaine and I, as we taught her of how to be a ruler, with a sharp sword and even sharper wit."

                Vespera enjoys the firey presence of Zari, as she helped raise the young lioness to be the ruler she is today, there's little in the way of discomfort and hatred between the twins and Zari, as they will ever enjoy sitting down and just having a cup of tea, and of courses, telling stories.

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                V I R G O
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                xxx"Little braver, step-by-step. That is how Haven is, as she breaks the shackles of her previous rulers' rules. I can see a bright future for her."

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                L I B R A
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                S C O R P I O
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                S A G I T T A R I U S
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                xxx"Our Family extends past Gemini, and Gale is one of the best examples of our family stretching past our borders, as we have aided her and almost become parents to her, guiding the young lady further along her path."

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                C A P R I C O R N
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                O P H I U C H U S
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                xxx"A quick wit, and temper to jump where one does not need to is not a sign of a leader, but, age quells the fires of passion"

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                A Q U A R I U S
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                xxx"A damned country built upon war. If this child wants to see us dead, then I'll be sure he comes with!"

                The relations between Gemini and Aquarius are, well, mutual in disagreement. While Aquarius despises Gemini, with utter hatred, Gemini has no real care for them, nor their beliefs. There's been rumour that Aquarius wishes to invade Gemini. To which, Gemini would not hold back from seeing to the annihilation of Aquarius' war mongering antics. Yet, as per what Vespera does, she bides her time, waiting for them to make some move, and will act from there.

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                P I S C E S
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                xxx"Ah, this young man.... Just.... Is interesting.... To say the least...."


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                Q U E E N ' S . G U A R D
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                xxx"damn what a cool kid. nothing @ all like a bad leader."

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So begins...

Vespera Gemini's Story

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          C H A P T E R x O N E
          Eistrea


          On a throne made of stars, a lone figure sits watching the world come undone. It says nothing, but even in silence it tells a story. A cloak of galaxies surround its body, engulfing it in bright light, and yet The Eye itself appears to be the darkest object in the universe. Born from a dying star, or the desperate wish of The Universe, The Eye does not waver.

          As The World completes it revolution around the sun, The Eye removes itself from its throne and begins its journey toward the center of all creation. It pays no heed to the dying light on its right, or the nameless cluster of stars to its left, for its attention lies solely on the embodiment of The Universe.

          The speck of light visibly brightens as The Eye grows nearer, but dims at the sight of its enraged face. It knows the reason for its anger, but is helpless to stop it.

          β€œQuidvis,” The Eye stops in front of the light and falls to its knees. β€œI beg you, please destroy them. Erase them from existence, ravage their lands, and start anew. Can you not see that they are all unworthy of your divinity?”

          The Universe sighs, forces The Eye to stand even though it struggles to stay bowed down. β€œI see, but I cannot make myself devastate the things I have created so easily.” Visions of the world being destroyed begin to play within The Eye’s mind, and a sense of hopelessness washes over its being. β€œI cannot destroy the purpose of your existence.”

          β€œI do not deserve your benevolence,” The Eye looks away from The Universe and toward the planet that has doomed its creator. β€œBut neither do they." The Universe darkens but it does not respond, perhaps in agreement with The Eye or in empathy for its creatures β€” not even itself knows the answer.

          β€œBy your example, I will give them one more chance, and if they cannot bear the scattered pieces of your heart β€” I will destroy them.” The Eye leaves no room for objection, but the Universe does not give any. β€œI sincerely hope this is not the last time I speak with you my dear Quidvis.”

          β€œAnd I with you.” The Eye nods and silently makes its way toward the portal that leads it to The World. It does not turn back, but still it can feel the pitying glance of the Universe. It does not relent.







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                        Estelle
                        QUEEN OF STARS | #d59ca9


                        Estelle watched as her breath turned to smoke, a twisted apparition of her own life force, and frowned as it disappeared into the cool morning. As if in a dream, she could only take notice of the scenery before her with a detached sort of wonder. Half expecting the illusion of Heaven’s Eye to shatter, she prepared her heart for the worst.

                        She took notice of the fog rolling along the hills, like a blanket embracing the earth, and the way flowers only seemed to bloom in straight lines. White petals lining the well-trodden pathways with their beauty, deterring anyone from straying to far. Estelle was unsure if it was for their safety of its own, but nonetheless made note not to wander alone. After all, Heaven’s Eye had only been visited eight times by the zodiacs, and the locals of the island did not show signs of deviating from the flower-set course.

                        β€œPort in sight! Docking!”

                        The airship landed with a jolt, but Estelle was prepared and caught herself before she could fall. Other members of her crew however were much less fortunate, and the sound of bodies hitting the floor did nothing to amuse her.

                        β€œMy Queen, we have arrived,” Augustine stated, and bowed his head in respect. She saw his secret smile however, the veil of his aqua blue hair was a horrible curtain, to which her only response was silence. That man never seemed to learn, and Estelle seemed to always forget to reprimand him. Perhaps it was high time she told Fauna to write a memo, or for Levir to give him lessons on etiquette.

                        She would do so after the war.

                        With that in mind, Estelle moved quickly off the boat and onto the wooden dock where her crew stood and waited. She gave them no notice however as her attention was called for by a castle in the distance, with high towers and powerful turrets, but obscured by the haze of the island. Her mind began to race as the gravity of her situation began to take form; where the lessons learned in history were not simply words printed on a page, but rather had become her reality.

                        It was certainly one thing to read about an event, and another to live it.

                        β€œLevir, Fauna, come. We are to meet with β€”,” her voice trailed off into a whisper, a stark contrast to her normal acidic tone, as she noticed a group of white nodded figures emerging from the mist. Estelle, with much trouble, kept her face studiously blank, noting how the beings weren’t so much walking as they were floating with their feet firmly planted on the ground.

                        As they drew closer she came to recognize their faces, long, gaunt, and drawn out with pale white skin, and three eyes that seemed to be perpetually closed. They were just as her books described them to be, the Virtus.

                        The Virtus stopped in front of her, their breath like wind on her face, and by instinct Estelle moved toward Levir in caution. All was silent as no one dared to disturb the tension, and only when the leader raised its hand did she release the tension in her shoulders.

                        β€œEstelle, Queen of Stars, Mediator of the Cosmos, Ruler of Caelestis,” its voice was hauntingly familiar, and a cadence not unlike a church bell. β€œCome with me.”

                        She nodded her head in understanding, and slowly turned her back to her crew and guards. However, the being stood still β€” did not seem to recognize her movement.

                        The Virtus, titled its head to the right and from the mass of ghosts, two figures emerged with ease. Surprise marred her features as her eyes grew wide and her mouth fell a gape, the weight of their actions finally dawning on her.

                        No one was allowed past the half-way point. No one but the Zodiacs.

                        β€œLevir Gaege, Protector of the Stars, The Heart of Caelestis, The Eye has agreed to see you.”

                        β€œFauna Cassiopeia, Assistant to the Stars, The Memory of Caelestis, The Eye has agreed to see you.”


                        Time seemed to stop, and the sky seemed to brighten in return. The only sound audible was the rushing of the wind, and the cold intakes of breath.

                        β€œFollow me.” The lead Virtus commanded, and so without much of a choice, Estelle obeyed.

                        Perhaps in the confusion of the unprecedented occurrence, Augustine had tried to follow, but was soon halted as the Virtus quickly spun around, opening all three of its eyes. β€œI am afraid you are mistaken, mortal, but only those The Eye has deemed worthy are to follow." A bright light engulfed the form of Augustine, and within moments the high guard of Caelestis had fallen to his knees, clawing at where his eyes used to be. His screams filled the air with music, a cruel song the Virtus knew all to well - had composed really, and Estelle could only listen as she had not the heart to watch.

                        "Let this be a lesson to you all so you may refrain from making such a mistake in the future.” The Virtus shut its eyes and turned toward the three mortals chosen. β€œAs we were.”

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                        The trek to the castle in the mist was silent save for the rustling of the three mortals feet. Estelle picked up her dress as to not allow it to be soiled unnecessarily, and employed the help of both Levir and Fauna to carry it as well.

                        When they finally arrived at castle gate, the Virtus did not knock as the doors seemed to open by itself. Estelle walked warily in, unsure if her actions would offend any of the beings despite having memorized the correct procedures for Eistrea.

                        β€œSit, the others should be arriving shortly.” Estelle nodded and took a seat at the large rectangular table where a map of the Cosmos had been carved into the wood. What she found off however were twenty bright marks on the table, each changing with every passing second. They all seemed to be drawing near Heaven’s Eye, but three lone dots remained unmoving.

                        Her blood turned to ice, and finally the illusion shattered. She was awoken from her dream.





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So begins the story of the Tempestarii and Zephia of Gemini, the twins of the earth and sky, whose goal is simple, try and cease the violence between the countries though care and compassion... What fate will come of them? Only time shall tell...

To the Council,
Vespera and I shall take our leave once more for the Heaven's eye, we have matters to attend to there, and shall be back shortly, while we are gone, I ask that you continue to guide the country in our absence. I have trust that you will do fine as always. Yet, with the tension growing between the King and Queen, should Vespera and I not return within two weeks, seek out the new Tempestarii and Zephia. Thank you as always, for your lasting work. We will return within a fortnight.

Signed.
Elaine Gemini


Remembering said letter, Elaine looked from the bow of the ship. Looking out into the sea with the ocean's breeze flowing through her clothes and hair. To her, the Ocean was nearly untouchable to the forest dwelling woman. Yet, she got to Sophara, where she soon set off on the trip to Heaven's Eye, feeling her winds subside once more. Though Vespera soon joined her, speaking with her usual, calmed voice, with her hair in a simple ponytail, it did not waver as much as her sister's,

"Elaine. We shall be arriving Heaven's eye shortly. It seems the weather blessed us this time around, as high tide seems to be approaching, dding in the clear weather. I do not expect this to remain on our return trip."

With those words, Elaine turned, smiling as always to her sister, with the winds picking up around the two, transferring the words Elaine had,

"Do not fret, my dear sister, after the ritual, you will easily be able to command any storm that comes our way, I trust that you may give us a safe trip"

"I fear that is not exactly correct. As the weather is of nobody's command. But, as I mentioned, please, get ready for the ritual. Likely the other royals will be there, especially the King and Queen..."

"I will, though, the tensions that have risen from the two have put all of us on edge. We should be ready for anything, Sister."

"That we do. Especially with several rulers there, whom are not exactly on good terms. Or, whom are of sane mind. I express taking caution as well."

With those words, Elaine walked into the captain's quarters, which had been changed into the royals' room, it was ornately decorated, with the green and blue that represents Gemini. Though Vespera remained out atop the decks, watching the crew brace for a course correction, as they adjusted the sails, before the helmsman swiftly turned the wheel, lurching the ship hard to the left, though, Vespera did hear a mild thumping noise, from what sounded to be a human-sized object hitting the ground. This caused a light laugh to come from her, as she knew what it was, as Elaine had no idea it was to happen, while Vespera watched, and braced accordingly. Soon enough, she entered the room, to prepare like Elaine was.

As the ship moved through the rocks of the coast, Elaine and Vespera stood atop the upper decks again, Elaine, in her typical green kimono, with her sword resting on her right hip, locked into it's sheath with a clip, to keep it from flying out should she pressurize the air within the sheath. While Vespera kept to her white and blue dress, with the radiating sun crown, both gave a light laugh to each other, as they looked at their clothing appearances, and then the flag. Patriotism was something they found to be lovely, yet, they couldn't help but laugh at their colours in comparison. Standing aside, the crew began to tie the ship into dock, and lower the plank from the ship. As the crew rolled the sails, others shifted the ropes into quaint circles, being careful not to tangle the ropes, unless they wish to be like John. Whom still hung from the forward of the two masts. He was tied there the day prior by the captain and his crew, and left there, even Elaine was unwilling to get him down.

Yet, the two stepped from the ship, escorted by six trackers, each in red cloaks, hiding the majority of their gear from sight of prying eyes. While it was common knowledge for neighbouring kingdoms of the Esper wings, there was little knowledge on how it works. As the group walked to the docks, a second group had stood there, as the twins looked to them, their voices spoke, it felt unnerving, and eerie, but admittedly, Vespera and Elaine were used to hearing eerie things, Have you gone into the forest? But that was brushed aside when the Virtus spoke,

"Lady Elaine, Lady Vespera, the Winds and Sky of Ceruile Cer." They paused, looking at the hooded trackers, whom remained between the parties, "I am afraid the guards will have to remain by the ship, please, this way." With those words, Vespera looked to the Trackers, whose blades were ready should there be need to fight, though they held them in their sheaths, as to not provoke,

"You remain here. Stay by the ship. Cathryn, I'll leave the rest to you." Her words were short, as Elaine had began walking, soon with her sister catching up. It was a quiet walk, as the two were guided to the room, where they were greeted by a loud, thunderous voice, prompting the two women to rush in, seeing Sangreal yelling to Gale, followed by Zari rising with a claymore, this caused Vespera to speak up,

"Lord Sangreal, I will ask you to mind your words. You are in the presence of the Eye's Ambassadors, it would be a shame to see you make a scene here, only to receive punishment, Lady Gale has not done anything to provoke you, and should you continue, others may have to step in." As she spoke, Elaine had stepped between the three, Zari, Sangreal, and Gale. Despite not having her words, she knew just putting her body in the way would be enough to aid the situation.

With the situation calming, sort-of, rather, with Sangreal returning to his seat, Elaine took her seat, towards the center of the table, next to Zari, a beloved friend, that Elaine felt she could call her daughter. Of course, with polite greetings signed to each ruler, as, well she cannot speak, and the air does not move as freely as it does in the Geminian halls. While Vespera, sat next to her sister, speaking once more, [color=#16ce2f]"'Tis a pleasure to see you again, Your highness. The same goes with you, Lady Zari, Lady Gale, Lord Kedemel, Lord Dharylan, Lord Isidore, Lady Zarya, Lady Fauna, and the retainers of Her Highness and His Highness. I hope you have been in good health."[/i]

With their greetings given, Vespera quietly sat, in thought, while Elaine socialized with Gale and Zari, wishing to offer tea, but not having her tea set on her to offer with....

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    Staring up the mountain arrived to climb, Cedar felt his insides twist and turn as he felt the beast draped around his shoulders curl around the man like some sort of snoring scarf. With him, came the words that echoed in his head from Ama - "Just ignore them. Clear your head, you'll have two days before you actually meet with them in that place, right? So focus on yourself and Jotaro."

    Part of Cedar wished it'd be that easy. He had food for the two day journey, for him and this foul beast with even worse breath then a partner you wake up to first thing in the morning. Scrunching his nose, he bared his teeth and tried to manage. The worst thing that could happen at this point was he fell off the side of the mountain and died in some tragic form of mangled limbs and gushing blood. Eye and Universe combined, he sincerely wished that'd be the case... but he still put one foot in front of the other as if he was on autopilot. He couldn't afford to be late, and if he was... well, he could kiss his ass goodbye. From his people, and the Queen's side.

    The first afternoon was walking in silence, neither afraid nor comfortable in the environment as Jotaro slept away the afternoon and evening. All Cedar was left with was his thoughts and how dark everything seemed around him. He seemed to have retained two friends through all this - Levir and Estelle, but no more then that. The rest would be enemies on the field, and whatever left of his heart would begin to harden once more.

    Once night came over, Cedar found himself more occupied with that of a small wood figurine of a tiger then how somber or the eerie ambiance of the mountain in general. Back down where the ship would await, sat a little boy patiently swaying side to side as the smaller creature would just have to wait two days before seeing his 'father' again. The child was a strange critter, Cedar couldn't place his finger on it to begin with. One day the boy just latched on, and Cedar could never quite shake him off successfully. With no name to him, and some sort of disability to read or speak full sentences just yet, it was almost like the boy was raised to be an animal.

    The thought kept Cedar busy the next morning when they had to set off again, and that evening as well. By the time they reached the top, the Yugen Leader was forced to change from his grungy attire. Changed into a suit, and more formal attire, the Aquarian walked to where mist seemed to heavy - and a monster emerged. Was he going to die? Goody. His eyes narrowed as Jotaro began to growl.

    "Cedar Eurynomos Asa-Aquarius, ruler of Aquarius, follow me." The Prince of Aquarius nodded as Jotaro began to climb right up the man's body once more. He could see the form of the annoying old hags of Gemini rushing in what he could assume would be the room he was soon to be guided in, and only came in to basically get what had happened. Gale and Sangreal, eh? And the two old hags and pussycat of sands rushing to help her in some way or another... He let out a tsk as a voice drew him out of his loathing.

    "I want a chair." Jotaro growled out, voice almost demonic in nature as it eyed empty chairs with greed.

    "Am I not enough comfort for you, Jotaro? Cedar hissed quietly in thought, not acknowledging a single person in the room despite the smile that played on his lips towards Estelle and company. "Oh! Queen Estelle! As beautiful as always, but are you forgetting something again?"
    He teased, all the same as he took a chair and pointedly moved it farther away from the table, to the corner of the room faced away from those he didn't have the stomach to even look at. Which, minus Levir and Estelle, was the entire group. He wanted to rip his own face off, his eyes plucked from their socket just to spare himself such hideous people.

    Still, that smile played on his face as he walked behind Zarya, gently touching a lock of hair. "Princess Zarya, I presume you got here well?" He purred. "And with Theon waiting in a ship, I further presume." Came a hopeful chirp. "I do love that brother of yours, I hope he hasn't ended up like that unsightly creature I saw being guided away by guards. Something about missing eyes?" Cedar squinted towards Estelle. "Sounded like a fun time, but regardless, I have a little boy who might be a joy for you and Theon to meet, once this is all said and done. He hummed aimlessly. "But hello to the rest of you." The blonde smiled, finally swallowing down his hate. Despite the mass betrayal he felt from Isidore and Gale, he was glad he never expected much of anything else from the pair.

    Out of the corner of his eye, he could see Jotaro climbing onto his seat as if it was a perch, looking at the group from his corner of the room with skeptical look for a creature with such a bizarre face for a beast to begin with. Cedar just went to drape himself partially against Estelle's chair with a smile attached to his face. Even if he didn't know someone, he didn't bother to introduce himself.



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Outside the window it was white; a blinding sea of near weightless clouds hanging in the sky. The view from this far up was stunning, a giant’s take on the world below. Yet, for the woman lying prostrate on the bed, the view held little interest. As the crew of the airship industriously buzzed about the flying craft, their ruler remained curled up within the inner most room. A bed, plush rugs, and a selection of food and drink made it luxurious, while the only light came from the softly glowing crystals strung around the walls. It was, essentially, a hideaway from the views surrounding the ship, yet that really didn’t help the blue-haired woman from knowing that she was far too high up in the air.

Speed had been essential however, and an airship covered far more ground than a horse. So, Nadya had ordered the airship readied, and spent the majority of the journey avoiding glancing far, far, far down at the ground below.

A knock on her door pulled Nadya from her thoughts and she pushed herself up from the bed, pushing long strands of hair away from her face and straightening her clothes.

β€œYes? Come in.” She called.

The man that stuck his head through the door was a familiar one. Many of his features were similar to those on Nadya’s face; the golden eyes, the nose… His hair was lighter than her mothers, and lighter than Nadya’s. Silver, rather than blue, and currently looking windblown from spending time atop the airship’s deck. While first and foremost her father, Marlen was also one of Nadya's main advisers. Their relationship was far more casual than Nadya and her other advisers, which she suspected was why it was her father that had come to speak with her, rather than one of the other, stricter men and women accompanying her on her trip to the eye.

β€œNadya, we’re almost there. Are you ready to dock?” Her asked, stepped into the room. A stream of louder noise followed him in; the sounds of loud calls between the crew or the occasional squawk of a seagull.

β€œYes, I'm ready." She responded, straightening a crease in her dress and then jingling her jewel bracelet at her father, β€œI'll come out when we're a reasonable height off the ground."

"Right, so I'll come collect you when we've landed. On the ground." He replied, arching a brow at his daughter, Marlen was well aware of Nadya's distaste for being anywhere higher than she was tall. It had made piggyback rides extremely hard when she was younger.

β€œYes, an excellent plan father." Nadya declared, fighting the urge to roll her eyes at the man, β€œYou're so considerate."

"I aim to please, your Divine holiness." Marlen gave a dramatic bow as he backed out of the room, earning a mock scowl from his daughter and a laugh as he perfectly imitated the regal expression of one of Orcana's oldest serving priests. Marlen shut the door after him, offering Nadya privacy and time needed to properly prepare herself for the approaching meeting. She smoothed her clothes down, adjusted her hair, sprayed a faint hint of floral perfume onto her wrists, and let her fingers brush over the crystal embedded on her back.

It was barely twenty minutes later that the airship came to a gentle stop. The sounds outside changed, as ropes were thrown to the ground and the ship gently lowered to the ground. Nadya emerged before her father had had a chance to return, leaving the relative safety of her room and following daylight to the airship's main deck.

Eistrea was definitely something to admire, and Nadya took a moment to herself to crane her neck up at the peaks above, and take in the scene before her. She knew her crew and advisers would be doing the same, either now or when she had left for the gathering. No doubt they would all return to Orcana with tales of the island which rose out of the sea, a once in several generations opportunity

Eventually, however, Nadya's gaze turns to her immediate area. Several airships have already arrived, indicating various zodiac leaders. As she makes her way towards the gangplank, Nadya wonders how many more zodiacs came by boat, and therefore how many were already waiting. Nadya offers a word to her crew - to not cause drama with the other crews waiting, and to enjoy their break - a goodbye to her advisers, and a hug to her father, before setting off. She takes no one with her, but heads towards where she can see the trail of flowers.

It wasn't long before a figure glided into her periphery, the eerie creature sending chills down Nadya's spine as she paused and waited for its approach. Her readings had prepared Nadya for the Virtus, and she nodded politely as it stopped before her. "Nadya Irne, the serpent bearer, Ruler Divine of Orcana, Ophiuchus zodiac. Come, they are waiting." The Virtus spoke, before turning and beginning to lead Nadya the remainder of the way. Before long, the imposing doors of the castle loomed over her. Behind them, Nadya knew a collections of friends and enemies sat.

Without hesitation, the woman stepped forward, pushing open the doors and stepped inside. The room was very obviously divided, those siding with the king on one side, those with the queen at the other end of the table. Nadya's gaze fell on those friendly faces who now stood among her enemies, before flicking to the enemies she would now consider allies.

β€œGreetings, I'm pleased to see I'm not the last to arrive." Nadya said into the room, gliding around the table to take a seat at the queen's end. She avoided looking at Sangreal, felt a pang of regret at not being able to greet Isidore properly as a friend, attempted to catch Levir's eye, and fought to keep the scowl off her face at the sight of Zari. Instead, Nadya again spoke to the room in general, asking, β€œWho else has to come?"

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Faust Capricorn
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The gentle rocking of the ocean waves swayed the boat as it drew ever closer to Heaven's Eye. Once, the tempestuous sea was a death wish for anyone idiotic enough to attempt sailing through it, but with the descent of the island it became a calm and tranquil. The scenery laid out before her, the stretch of the ocean beyond the horizon; it was the perfect embodiment of peace, and the perfect contrast the smoldering storm that enshrouded Faust's mind. Ever since she was first able to comprehend words on a page, she spent countless hours sifting through and absorbing any information of the Eistrea. Yet, all of those minutes seem wasted now that she was getting to experience the event for herself. Every minuscule detail in the world about the Eistrea, all now dull in comparison.

Now that she stood on the deck of the ship that carried her towards the island itself, she felt quite small in the grand scheme of it all.

It wouldn't be long now that the ship would dock and Faust would begin the trek up to the castle, and the thought of it did little to calm Faust's nerves. Though she would soon notice the approach of a long friend. Or rather, she would smell the heavy scent of Iuliana's perfume before she had ever heard her footsteps. Besides the two of them, the only other people on the boat were its crew.

"So, I see you're still up here twiddling your thumbs," Iuliana said playfully, leaning against the railing next to Faust. "You know, thinking about the Eistrea isn't going to do anything to stop it."

"As if saying that will stop me from thinking about it. If you were in my position, you'd be thinking about it just as much." Faust said, rolling her eyes.

Iuliana shoved Faust in a light-hearted manner, "I'm just offering some friendly advice since you look like you need some inner peace. Have a little more faith that you won't make an absolute fool of yourself in front of all your enemies." With that said, Iuliana left just as quickly as she as she came and moved towards the lower decks of the ship leaving Faust to smother in her own thoughts.

Alone once more, Faust let out a dispirited sigh, as she knew there was a drop of truth in Iuliana's words.

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Soon, the boat docked on the island, and with a simple glance around it was clear to see that the other Zodiacs had arrived as well. Bidding a quick farewell to both Iuliana and the crew of the ship, Faust began the two day journey towards the castle. Both the terrain and climate of the island was rather unfamiliar to her, but even so she continued forwards.

She had later stumbled upon a trail of flowers, and she couldn't help but feel as though they didn't truly belong in a place as haunting as the island. Though the seemingly floating silhouettes that approached her fit in perfectly with the overall feel of everything. But Faust had known from her studies about them, the Virtus, and so she was all but surprised whenever she had encountered them.

"Faust Capricorn, Ruler of Capricorn, Monarkhes of AigΓ³keros. Follow me."

It wasn't long until they had approached the castle and its gates. Faust had almost felt like she was passing the point of no return, but she fought to keep her rising unease at bay and focused solely on the task at hand. Once entering the room where all were waiting for the arrival of the rest of the Zodiacs, she gave a slight bow of acknowledgement, but had spoken no words. With swift and deliberate movements, she had made her way over to the Queen's side of the table and stood behind those who had already been seated. Faust was far too much on edge for her to comfortably sit down.

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    Yikes. That wass the only word that seemed to cross Haven's mind during the entire trip by air. Yikes at the war, yikes at her impending marriage, and yikes as most of her kingdom's close friends took the Queen's side - and most was purely Orcana, if she was being as blunt as possible. The bright side to being on the King's? She was still working out the kinks on that one. In the end, they all had made their mistakes that led up to this, and it was time to give the Piper his dues on the way out after recharging their powers.

    With Annie, running things smoothly back home, there wasn't much for Haven to worry about. Her sister was the only trusted blood she had left, and with that meant Annie was essentially going to be the only one who's heir took the throne in the nearby future. For now, they bit their tongues and waited until this horrible idea was over with, the war done and the Kingdom's military something that wouldn't simply bend over backwards for some silly little invasion. They were at sea, not much should catch them off guard if they were able to spot it from afar, correct?

    As she watched the island come closer and closer into view, and the many airships already docked, something made Haven swallow hard as she could already imagine how tense that room of people would be. From enemies left and right, to people who already hated each other... This day was going to be one of pure stress, that much was very apparent. "We're docking!" Cried one of the crew members, Haven quickly bracing herself at the sacrifice of another who fell. All was fair, in such dire circumstances. That's what she tried to joke, anyway.

    The crew knew better.

    "Do we need to escort you?" A young man asked, most likely only thirty himself.

    "No, thank you." She said quickly with a small wave of her hand as she made way out the vessel with a small bag. "Something tells me you'll only get hurt in the end." And with that, before anyone else could object, she was already making a quick and solid b-line to the premises.

    Though, perhaps she should of gone slower. At the mere sight of the bizarre creature amidst all the dreariness and eerie feelings, came a giant creature with a single eye shut. A screech emanated from Haven as she stumbled back, jade eyes wide in alarm as it stared at her - but not quite. More or less, she felt it staring at her. "Haven Virgo, Heavenly Maiden of Virgo. This way," It spoke, much to Haven's silent horror as she got up and followed after the creature. This was starting to seem like... well, to be frank, a Universe damned nightmare.

    As she brushed back her pink hair and stood, Haven could only hope she'd wake up soon enough and this horrible dream would be over...

    But the moment she opened the doors to the waiting room, her heart fell. The tension wasn't anything like she thought. No, it was suffocating hate, distrust, betrayal... All things that would make a flower wilt. Still, she curtsied to the room before taking a silent seat next to a strange... strange man, but his hair reminded her of something much more comforting - like the stems to a plant! Or the colors of a leaf. "It's.. nice to see you all. I believe, if I couldn't right enough, we're only missing one more person, yes?" Haven spoke up, her nerves buried deep in the internal confines of every other negative feeling shes had since her own mother's execution.

    But still, there was a mix of people she knew well, and people she genuinely couldn't be bothered to know. Surely no one would get murdered, right?


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⌈vladimir T A U R U SβŒ‹location: HEAVEN'S EYE
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Eye-catching crimson locks billowed like a banner of introduction. Smoke blown as it curled around the black-clothed figure of glorious demeanor. The glimmer of horizon's light captured by a silver green eye as it was reflected like a rare gem. A smile visible upon the pink red lips, though its meaning seemed to waver between interest and sinister. The combination of the said pieces can only be attributed to the one and only 'Bloodless Bull' Vladimir who watched the expanse of the skies make way for him without resistance.

It was not everyday that Vladimir could take the customized airship procured solely for the use of the Taurian Royal Family for a delightful spin. That is why he was at the bow relishing the harmonious speed of the wind while enjoying a cigarette which made the experience truly worthwhile. The clouds, the wind, the sense of being on top, it was a good investment both for leisure and for military purposes. It is no secret that he had placed great interests and priority in the expansion of his kingdom's armed forces. He does not like having a blind spot, an irony, but it was inevitable since he had began his policy of territorial expansion many years back through Yugen and AigΓ³keros. He always favored domination and that included his military might.

That is why Vladimir was rather grateful for this two-sided war finally exploding. This was ideal as he was pitted against the Queen who resides so divinely on her seat from the heavens accompanied by her allies composing that of Aquarius and Capricorn. He could now openly release his forces on them without him thinking much about political consequences in crossing borders of others. All was now a fair game, as long as he sticks with his alliance.

Vladimir does look forward to a lot of trampling in this war. The fragile peace they all hold onto was becoming a bit stale for his liking. He was certain that he was not the only one who thinks in that way. If all of them were so upright and loves the calm, they could follow the examples of Cikrik and Gradivus by dissolving their armies or having none of it. Security and safety? Those are just time-tested reasons that are already obsolete. He could not help but chuckle under his breath, before setting his sights on the scenery of Heaven's Eye cradled by mist like a mother's secretive embrace.

"Being called by the maker, huh..." That is right the armistice was only until the Eistrea. They are required to go if they want to have their powers intact and at full burst. That was a no-brainer, especially with the upcoming war. Their powers were the greatest weapon that can be wielded in that tight spot. Vladimir would not miss the chance to wield his power at maximum output. The idea really pleases him as he looked at his hand while making it open and close. His imagination giving him the vision of his weapons in all of their brilliance.

"Lord Archon." A soldier called out. His head bowed to show reverent respect. The silence was the evidence for him to continue on. "There had been reports of other Kingdoms already present in the general vicinity. We are close." That is right, these people of his cannot see the mythical island that was in front of them. "I'll be in the bridge." It would be best for Vladimir to take over the wheel at this point. The soldier was startled a bit, but heard the Archon's words clearly. "I'll inform them at once." Then, the soldier left to inform the ones at the bridge.

Not sparing the soldier a glance, Vladimir took one last inhale of his cigarette then released its smoke like an ecstasy before flicking the cigarette butt to the air as it plummeted to the ocean below. He left for the bridge while cracking his neck with a smile plastered on his face. It would be good to see the faces of those young ones as they all act like grown-ups. Certainly, he would enjoy the show awaiting for him in that oh-so-mysterious island.

Once docked, Vladimir cannot help but sigh at the reactions of his men as they looked at Heaven's Eye like a fish out of water. They were now able to see the mystique of this sacred ground as written in those ancient texts. He eventually took their attention as he ordered them to stay put 'lest they want to test the boundaries of the makers. When all had been affirmed, he departed on his own though, there had been some reluctance from his personal guards. That is understandable, but really, they were just going to be in his way which he stated without mincing it.

It was not good to earn their Archon's displeasure, so they did as what was instructed as Vladimir made his way alone. There was no need for a map, since a path was made obvious unless one lacks common sense. It made him wonder if foolishness can be gambled on, but it was not an option as a hooded creature of pale hue greeted him. "Vladimir Basile Taurus, Archon of Prasinus Bovem. You are the only one left. Come."

A hint of laughter filter through his eye. Vladimir wanted to focus on the mysterious creature, but he was more entertained about him being the final attendee of the Eistrea. It made sense as he actually left way late since, he was having a grand time in bed. It made him want to return to his airship now and just laze about there for a day or two. Making them wait at his indulgence. Such a tempting deed, but the creature guiding him seemed aware of his mischievous thoughts. "Do not tarry any longer, Taurus."

There goes his fun. Vladimir shrugged his shoulders and was soon escorted to the room where everyone else was waiting. "My, hello to you all, looking so rulish and mighty." He gave that playful smile, before bowing to the King. "A pleasure, my King." Taking the only remaining seat, he then gently tapped the table. "Let's begin. I don't have all day. People to kill and to rule over. Don't know about the others though." Ignoring the fact he was the late one as he smiled.