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Apollo Noire

"When I had no one, she came like a savior sent by the gods."

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a character in “Somewhere Among the Stars”, as played by Felilla

Description

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Full Name:
Apollo Noire

Nickname:
Apo: It was given to him by Delta. He still doesn't understand why she can give him a nickname, but he can't give her a nickname.

Age:
Assume to be 18

Race:
Deava

Patron God:
Sister Light



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Weapons:
Axe: Apollo has a giant battle axe that is his main weapon. He actually wields it with amazing accuracy.

Abilities:
Unlike most Deava, Apollo chose the path of Darkness, so he is good at using darkness magic.
Eternal Darkness: This makes it completely pitch black for the person he's fighting momentarily, but he can see fine. However, it only blinds them; their other senses are intact.
Blood's Payment: He can temporarily bring back the souls of the people he's killed to do his bidding. To gain a soul for this ability, he has to beat his opponent fairly.
The Oath: It is actually a mana-infused seal that Delta put on him; only she can break the seal, which then releases Apollo's full power. With his full power, Apollo can use high level spells like Ultimate Destruction and Death's Door.
Hellish Nightmare: Shows a person their biggest fear. However, it can only used if he knows the person's fear beforehand.

High Level Spells
Apollo's full power is locked inside him by a seal, but if the seal is broken he can perform high level spells with ease.
Ultimate Destruction: Destories anything and everything within a five mile radius of him.
Death's Door: Apollo can kill people without fatally wounding them. However, he cannot kill those pure of heart.

Companions:

Delta Isolate: As much as Apollo hates to admit it, he is actually quiet fond of Delta. She keeps him in check and her intelligence and muscle memory keeps him on his toes. He also has to admit that for a human, she is quite good at understanding magic.



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Hair Color:
Red: Apollo takes great pride in his hair; you touch without his permission, you die. Simple enough, right?
   
Eye Color:
Gray: It is a very light gray that people often mistake for being white. Not that he minds, it makes people think he's blind and then they wither underestimate him or give him money.
   
Height:
6'4": Apollo is really tall to say the least.
   
Weight:
130 lbs: All muscle, baby!

Tattoos:
His only tattoo is the seal on his chest, put there by Delta. Well technically, her Servant put it there, but Delta was giving the instructions.
 
Scars:
He has three scars that look like long scratch marks from his navel the the small of his back.



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Personality:
{Carefree, Obnoxious, Loyal, Immature}
  
Hobbies:
Cooking-Singing-Drawing
     
Likes/Loves:
Delta-Food-Music-Art-Drawing-Red-His Seal-Fighting-Practicing Magic-His Hair-Pranks

Dislikes/Hates:
Reading-Anything Bitter-His Eyes-Water-Authority-Scoldings from Delta

Strengths:
Magic: Despite having no memory of his past, Apollo is able to use magic quite well.
Combat: Apollo is also very good at combat, but he mostly moves by instinct.
Cooking- Apollo is an amazing cook
Pranks: Apollo is very good at pulling pranks on people. He never does it with Delta though... The last time didn't turn out very well.

Weaknesses:
Water: Apollo has a fear of large bodies of water, he is fine as long as he can see the bottom of the water.
Blood: Apollo gets queasy at the sight of blood.
Reading: Apollo quite literally cannot read, and he doesn't have the patience to learn.
Authority: The only person Apollo listens to is Delta, anyone else is simply standing in his way.



Friends
Delta Isolate
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History:
Not much is known about Apollo's past. He woke up with no memories of who he was in the middle of a destroyed village with dead bodies laying all around. It was later that day he was found by a young girl by the name of Delta Isolate. She gave him some new clothes to replace his tattered ones along with food and water. She seemed like a nice enough girl, so he trusted her. He was surprised when she used magic to start a fire because he was almost positive she was human. She clarified that she was indeed human, but she had used her bracelets, which were infused with mana. She tired explaining the process to him, but it just made the poor boy more confused.
She had one of her Servants scan him, confirming his race as a Deava, and not a good one. Apollo still cannot recall why he chose to be a dark Deava, especially considering the fact that he is actually very peace-loving. Delta told him stories about the planet of Nexus until he fell asleep. When he woke up the next morning, she was gone and he thought she had left him. He started crying, only for her to return with more water. She promised she wouldn't leave him and the two of them set off together to search for Nexus.



Face Claim:
Loki Laevatein-Kamigami no Asobi

So begins...

Apollo Noire's Story

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Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Apollo Noire

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"Can we stop, Delta?" a whiny voice called over the noise of the crowd and the tolling of the bells. "We've been walking for hours!"

The girl in question turned towards her companion and the maid walking next to him. "And whose fault is that, Apollo? Are you happy you know what that button does now? Why can't you just listen to me?" she shook her head. "Besides, I haven't been walking."

The girl, Delta Isolate, wasn't lying. She was actually standing on a board of metal that hovered a few feet above the ground. This invention of hers had been appropriately dubbed a "hoverboard" and it was only one of Delta's various means to get around. There were several people staring at her, pointing and commenting. She didn't mind. It was something she was used to. However, Delta wasn't here to flaunt how much of a genius she was. No, she was here to buy a new ship because her companion Apollo Noire had crashed the last one. She here for that purpose and that purpose only. No distractions. "Help!"

Delta's hand collided with her face. She thought for a second that she should've let the authorities handle it, but she figured they were probably as useless as they were on Noire, the planet she had left only a few days before, and the planet Apollo was name after. He didn't remember his last name, so why shouldn't she give him one? Delta somersaulted off her hoverboard, earning several "oohs" and "ahs" from the crowd. The moment her weight left the board, it powered down. She caught it before it dropped the ground. It needed to recharge anyways.

The petite girl quickly walked in the direction of the scream, noting how useless everyone in this city seemingly was. They would let a defenseless girl get hurt. She shook her head. "Loyalty," the woman appeared next to Delta. "Find a shipyard. I want the best one picked out by the time I'm done."

The maid curtsied before vanishing. Apollo chuckled, "I am never going to get used to that."

"Sure you will," Delta told him as they entered the park. She saw a woman getting harassed by two big burly men. She sighed softly, And here I was waiting for something more exciting. Apollo, wait until those creeps are distracted then get the woman out of here."

He nodded and walked to the other side of the park. Delta wandered up to the men casually, her hands in her pockets. "Is there a problem here, gentlemen?"

The men turned towards her, laughing when they saw that they towered over her. She rolled her eyes. "Maybe we should take this one in too, Bill," the blonde man said.

The other, Bill, nodded, "She is very pretty."

"Oh thank you. Now, I suggest you leave this woman alone before someone gets hurt."

Again, the men laughed. Delta watched as Apollo walked the girl away from them. She smirked. Now, she could have a little fun. The men turned around to see the woman gone before rushing at Delta in anger. With a slight laugh, she did a back handspring to move away from them. They seemed surprised. Delta slammed her wrists together, her bracelets hitting each other. A sword formed in her hands and she threw its sheath aside. The blade glimmered in the sunlight as the men withdrew their own swords. The came rushing at her and she tapped a button on her bracelet, another sword forming. "What the hell are you?" Bill growled.

Delta giggled, "I am simply a human."

They looked at her skeptically as she raced forward. The clang of steel meeting steel rang out through the park, halting all movement. For every move that the men made, Delta met it with ease. After about five minutes, she was starting to find it a bit boring. She yawned, angering the men more. They raced at her again, but this time she jumped into the air. Her legs went out into the splits and her feet slammed into the men's head. Delta shook her head as she looked down at them. Her swords disappeared as Loyalty appeared next to her. "I found us a ship, mistress."

"Good. Apollo!"

Apollo bowed to the two authorities he was talking to and when he turned around, he rolled his eyes. Delta giggled before looking down at the men, "Tell your boss to get a new hobby."

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Character Portrait: Kyle McLoughton Character Portrait: Eve Winders Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Snowe Silverlake Character Portrait: Apollo Noire Character Portrait: Noramir

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Kyle and Eve wondered through the city streets aimlessly. They had come here for a small rest and maybe some mercenary jobs, then leave yet again to continue their adventure across the galaxy.
Kyle could be seen, slouching as he walked, his hands stuffed into his formal trouser pockets. The slight breeze blew his undone suit slightly with the blue tie slapping lightly against the white shirt. His grey eye, half closed, scanned over the area. Looking at people and trying to figure them out. It's something easy to do.
Eve, on the other hand, was skipping slightly, her hands behind her back. Her white and blue dress fluttered in the wind as her long blue hair -stretching down to her calves- joined it. She was busy smiling in amasement at all of the shops and strange people they see.
"...So these are humans!?" Eve questioned, her high voice was easy to hear in Kyle's sensitive ears.
"Yeah. Now I see why humans have 1 element unit. They are soo weak." Kyle replied in a monotoned voice, seemingly annoyed or bored.
"It's been a while since we left the Elementum territory. It isn't far from here, why don't we pay a visit?"
"Because the reason we are travelling is because they alienated me and exiled me."
"Well... ever since your Synchronisation incident, I don't blame them. But really, it's silly to kick you out. As someone with such an unnaturally high Element unit, it's understandable that you lost control."
Kyle didn't answer, she was right. But within the few years he had learned to control his Synchronisation, along with figuring out a new way to use his powers without risking death.

After a few moments of wondering around, the two had met the scene of what seemed to be a fight. Three people easily stood out from the crowd, along with a few knocked out or dead humans. This was nothing to concern the two mercenaries, 'Whisper'. And so, they continued.
"Seekers..." Kyle mumbled,
"Hm? The guys searching for a Nexus or something? That sounds like a large sum of money!" Eve replied,
"I'm not interested in that. We haven't even been hired to do that."
"But isn't Nexus some place that give the seeker a massive amount of power?"
"That's a rumour..."
"It could be true! C'mon! Let's find that place! It won't be a waste of your precious time, because we could always sell it!"
"I don't even know where to start..." Kyle sighed with annoyace, finding the two passing close by the other three seekers, directly in earshot.
"Then ask them!"
"I refuse..."

The two continued, ignoring what had happened and searching for a job. Maybe even an information broker about the Nexus.

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Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Snowe Silverlake Character Portrait: Apollo Noire Character Portrait: Noramir

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Apollo and Delta paused in their conversation when a girl walked up to them. Among the crowd of humans, she stood out exponentially. It was unusual to see a Kaynin on a planet mainly populated by humans. Delta glanced back at Loyalty, "Return to the ship and prepare our supplies."

Loyalty nodded and curtsied, "Yes, mistress."

Delta turned back to the girl as she approached them, not bothering to watch Loyalty disappear. When the girl was within earshot, she spoke. "My, my. I must say I am impressed. You're quite nimble for a human, especially one so small," she said as a dragon peeked out from under her hood.

The lavender haired girl smiled at the comment until the last part processed, "I AM NOT SHORT!"

Apollo put his hand on Delta's head, "Now, now, Delta. Don't want to hurt anyone, do you?"

Delta sighed, refocusing on the girl. "I am willing to let the insult slide, if you tell us who you are," she watched the Kaynin expectantly.

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*Snowe seemed surprised for a moment at her own lack of tact, then bowed slightly*

Snowe: Please forgive my rudeness, I meant no offense. I am Snowe Silverlake, druid of the northern forest. If you don't mind, I'd like to ask you a few very short, but very important questions.

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"Please, forgive my rudeness, I meant no offense. I am Snowe Silverlake, druid of the northern forest. If you don't mind, I'd like to ask you a few very short, but very important questions."

Delta and Apollo shared a quick glance. Neither of them were very open to questions. Apollo didn't know anything about his life before meeting Delta and she didn't like to discuss the past. Finally, the small girl faced Snowe, "I will not answer any questions I do not want to, but yes, you may."

She glanced at Apollo, who seemed to get more uncomfortable by the second. Her protective instincts of him took over and she smiled, "Why don't you go get us something to drink, Apo."

A relieved expression crossed his face as he smiled to silently thank Delta. "I think I will."

When he was gone, Delta looked back at the blonde girl, "Now then... The questions?"

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Delta noticed that Snowe's eyes saddened a bit when she sent Apollo away, "I see I'm making you uncomfortable. I apologize."

"No need to apologize," Delta replied. "Apollo gets uncomfortable around many people."

"I simply wished to know if you are a Seeker. If you are and your cause is just, I have information that I would like to give you. You seem like a very strong young woman, and I could use the help of someone like you..."

Delta blinked, stuffing her hands in the pockets of her dress, "Actually, I am one," she withdrew her right hand from her pocket and held it out. "Delta Isolate of Analier, at your service."

She smiled warmly at Snowe, waiting for the blonde girl to take it.

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Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Snowe Silverlake Character Portrait: Apollo Noire Character Portrait: Noramir

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Snowe hesitated for a moment in surprise, but shook the girl's hand. Though Snowe's hand was like ice, her smile was warm and gentle. "I'm relieved to have such a warm reception, Lady Isolate. I was beginning to think I would never find someone to give this to," she said reaching into a small pouch at her side. From the pouch, she pulled out a tome that, while not overly large, should not have fit.

The tome itself was tattered and worn from age. Some of its pages were loose and had obviously been reset a number of times. Snowe frowned a bit as she handed the tome to Delta, "I'm sorry the book is in such poor condition, but honestly, it's a wonder that it even still exists. Within this tome, there is information about the Ten that has been lost for centuries, though it isn't complete..."

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Delta raised an eyebrow as Snowe withdrew something from her small pouch. Her eyes widened when she saw that it was a book and she resisted the urge to reach for it. She eventually handed the tattered volume to the small girl. She turned it around carefully in her hands, her eyes scanning it, taking in every detail. "I'm sorry the book is in such poor condition, but honestly, it's a wonder that it even still exists. Within this tome, there is information about the Ten that has been lost for centuries, though it isn't complete..."

Delta waved the apology away as she handed it back to Snowe, "I'll have one of my Servants scan it."

She pushed a button on her bracelet without looking at it and a girl with short hair and brown eyes materialized next to Delta. She adjusted the glasses on her face thoughtfully and took the book from Snowe. Her eyes darkened to black before she faced the lavender haired girl, "This is indeed a very old volume. I can see if I can find a complete tome, Mistress."

"Yes, Solemn. Thank you," she said, taking the book from her Servant. Solemn vanished as Delta faced Snowe. "If there is another volume out there, Solemn will find it by tomorrow. My other servant is currently buying me a new ship. Perhaps we should find Apollo and rent a room at an inn for tonight?"

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Snowe smiled appreciatively and nodded. "I think that's a good idea. It's getting a bit late," she lowered her voice a bit, "I'd like to discuss the contents of that book with you tonight if you don't mind. I'm sure you're weary from travel, but it's that important."

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Our heroes arrive at the inn just in time to see a space pirate flying out the the window. Snowe simply sighed and walked past the unconscious man, opened the door, casually stepped aside to allow the other pirates to flee, and gestured for Delta and Apollo to enter.

"Sorry about all the foolishness around here lately. We have had pirates and mercenaries come in from Bekta recently... "hunters" they call themselves. Please, go on in."

When the group enters, they see a group of people surrounding a young man and applauding. It was apparent that he was the one who tossed the pirate out the window. "Hahaha, thanks ma boy! For driving those guys away!" said the innkeeper to the boy. Snowe didn't seem to care at the moment, however, and she headed straight for the counter.

"I'd like to rent a room for three, if you please," she sighed, "and vodka, if you have it."

The barmaid looked a little taken aback at first, and then she obliged. "Right, I forgot you rengeku folks don't age like humans do."

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Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Snowe Silverlake Character Portrait: Apollo Noire Character Portrait: Noramir Character Portrait: Adrian Retter

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Delta poked the unconscious white haired man before following Snowe inside. Like a small child, Apollo gripped the back of her shirt. It had to be a tad bit amusing because he towered over her, but her was trying to hide behind her. She looked over at the boy in the middle of the crowd, her violet eyes meeting his black eyes for a split second. Looking away quickly, she wandered over to Snowe, who was saying something about vodka to the barmaid. Delta did the math in her head; if Snowe looked to be about 17, then in reality she must've been close to 904 years old? That was her guess anyways.

"Pirates and mercenaries," she mused to herself. It was possible they could be remnants of the White Clan. The man's hair had been white, which was Delta's original hair color. She shrugged, coming up to stand next to Snowe, "You know the names of those pirates?"

The barmaid's eyes flickered over to Delta, "Don't get in their way little girl, you'll only get hurt."

Apollo sighed and restrained Delta as she started yelling about how she wasn't a little girl and blah, blah, blah... The woman back up a bit until Apollo had calmed Delta down. When he finally let go of her, she scowled at the woman, I'll have you know I am seventeen years old and very capable of handling myself."

"I'm sorry," the woman muttered. "Don't know much about the pirates, but I do know that their captain calls 'imself the "Silver Eye"."

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Adrian looked at the three new customers through the crowd. The little girl of the group looked at him in the eyes for a moment and looked away. With his superior strength, he managed to get out of the crowd and it finally died down.

The owner walked up to him and motioned him to open his palm. "Here boy! You can have a room for a night! its my way of thanks!" He said as he placed a room key on his palm. Adrian happily shook the owner's hands. "Thank you very much! I was just looking for a place to stay! and without money I would have slept on the road!" He said almost in the verge of tears. He was startled by the loud shouting of the little girl he saw a while ago. He was surprised to hear that she was of the same age as him!

He walked over to the group. "Hello! I'm sorry for the trouble a bit while ago, I hope it didn't bothered any of you." He apologized as he cheerfully smiled at them.

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"I regret to say that you and your sister have come at a rather bad time, as is probably apparent by the recent shenanigans," Snowe emitted, smiling grimly. She tilted her head inquisitively. "By the lack of resemblance, I assume your sworn siblings, and not blood relatives. Ahh, but that isn't really my business, now is it?"

The conversation was interrupted by a human boy, no older than seventeen years of age. He apologized for the earlier trouble, smiling cheerfully. Snowe wasn't quite sure why, but such cheerfulness grated on her nerves at the moment. "I'm not too bothered by it," she sighed, "unfortunately, I'm accustomed to far worse discord than that." She seemed to catch herself at something and shook her head. "It really isn't your fault, anyway, boy. These people are from Bekta, and have absolutely no regard for rules."

"Oh, and speaking of discord..." she started looking over at the lavender haired girl, "Delta, could I see the book I gave to you earlier? It's important, but not secret... at least, it shouldn't be."

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"To read it, of course, my dear," replied Snowe matter of factly as she stroked the book's cover, "this here is a one-of-kind volume written by Lady Memory herself. Gather round, children, and I shall teach you of things long since erased in your histories."

Snowe opened the book, flipping slowly through the pages as she explained its contents aloud. The handwritten text was faded and torn in many places.

"        Father Time (Chronos): The first of the Ten and of the dragons, Chronos, is the Keeper of Time. Though he has the power to manipulate time, his duty is to keep it flowing at a steady pace and prevent paradoxes. He has very little direct role in the worlds.

·        Mother Space (Maria): Maria is the second-born of the Ten and is the Keeper of the Universe as well as the first vilgenus. Her duty is to create and destroy worlds throughout space and help control the Balance of the Scales.

·        Discord (Loki): First of the tricksters and Keeper of Chaos, Loki presides over the Negatives of the Universe. He is known for creating mischief and instigating trouble in the worlds. Despite this, he is not evil.

·        Solace (Onari): Onari presides over the Positives of the Universe and is the first of the sil. Rather than take matters into her own hands, she often inspires goodness and bravery throughout the worlds. She and Loki have been rivals from the beginning of time, but harbor no hatred for each other.

·        Brother Darkness (Ta'kal): Keeper of the Night, Ta'kal is the first of the makora. He aids Father Time by bringing night to the Worlds, and Mother Space by extinguishing dying stars.

·        Sister Light (Akari): She is the Keeper of the Day and the first of the elves. She assists father time by bringing day to the Worlds, and Mother Space by giving light to the stars.

·        Reaper (Orbis): The first of the Angels and the Keeper of the Veil. Though Life and Death are often viewed as separate entities, they are one in the same. He is often seen in the form of one-winged twin angels- one in black and the other in white.

·        Emotion (Raimei): Raimei is the first human and taught all races of happiness, sorrow, and anger. She tends to play a higher direct role in the Worlds than many of the other Ten.

·        Lady Fate (Helena): Helena is the Keeper of Red Strings and the first fayde. She weaves the threads of fate into a web that spans throughout the universe and is easily angered when they are tampered with. Because of this, she is often at odds with Emotion and Lady Memory.

...But the pages regarding Lady Memory are mysteriously absent. All that is left is a note scrawled on the back cover. It is written in Reith, the tongue of my people. It simply says... 'We never claimed to be gods...."

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"W-Woah!" Adrian was gotten by surprise by the sudden appearance and disappearance of the maid-ish person, but it immediately changed to a look of awe, acting like a country bumpkin he is. Technology is still quite uncommon for him. "So cool! How did you do that little girl?! Is it that bracelet?! Is she inside there? Are there other things you have in there? Where did you got that? can I touch it?" Adrian asked her in succession as he points his finger on the bracelet and is urged to push a button. Already forgetting the fact that she doesn't like being called little or short, and she being of the same age as him. He was not quite as interested in the book as much as he is interested on the bracelet.

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Snowe shrugged and handed the book back to Delta. "Aren't you curious about the implications of the note?" she asked, placing her knuckle on her lips, "I propose we travel to each of the temples. I believe there's something that every other Seeker missed... There is a passage within the tome that speaks of fragments of a 'key'. It suggests that each temple has one."

Snowe put her hands behind her head and leaned back a bit in her chair. "Of course, each of you may do what you will with this information. However, I cannot promise we won't end up on opposite ends of each other's blades, should we choose to part ways," Snowe paused and looked to Asha and Ayara, "Ah, forgive me, I am merely assuming you are Seekers. If not, you need not worry yourselves."

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"Eeek! Sorry!" Adrian immediately pulled his hand back after her comment. Then he pondered for a moment. "Eh? Nano? Particle? Micro? Eh? What?" He thought, looking quite puzzled. Not having the slightest idea, he just shrugged it away with a content sigh. Relieved that he stopped thinking about it. After remembering the fact that he made the girl angry he started a silly attempt to explain himself. "O-oh yeah. You know, it's not all that bad being short. It is kinda cute and all, you know? And that's what make you unique! Your height suits you! Being tall isn't all that better actually, if you're as tall as your friend there, you might hit a door frame and all..." He explained, starting to have a bit of cold sweats, his face turned stiff.

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There were too many dimwits around for Asha's comfort. The human hadn't spoken a whole lot, and as per usual it was her sister who made the attempt to start a conversation with one of the less... obnoxious patrons, to which Asha only nodded briefly when her name was mentioned before resuming her silent drinking.

The surgeon only looked up from her glass and took actual interest in the conversation when a peculiar looking tome was handed to the Rengeku. It looked old, very old. The kind of old that you wouldn't even find in the darkest corners of a library. Shifting a little to face the Rengeku, Asha pitched in to listen as some of the pages were read aloud.

Likewise, Ayara listened carefully to the passage being read from the tome. Much of it she and Asha had already been taught, but the missing pages regarding Lady Memory were quite... intriguing, to say the least. We never claimed to be gods? It sounded so ominous.

Sadly, many of the others present didn't have the sense to pay attention, and would rather disregard the importance of such an old tome. One of them was gooing over a shiny technological bauble, and another did not seem to fully comprehend what the note could mean.

"You would be better off not taking the gods so lightly." Ayara warned the lavender-haired girl. "Many's the mortal that has done just that, only for it to result in their undoing."

"What my sister means is that some of us are actually interested in this sort of thing." Asha growled. "So if you brats could bugger off and practice your idiocy elsewhere, that'd be great. Otherwise, shut your gums and listen. You might learn a thing or two." She shot the three young ones an angry glare, before turning back to the conversation at hand.

The Nilarian nodded in wholehearted agreement before directing her attention back to the Rengeku. "Seekers, you say? Well, we aren't, but you certainly have our interest. I assume it would make sense to begin our investigations at Lady Memory's temple, yes? We can begin travel at first light tomorrow morning."

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Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Snowe Silverlake Character Portrait: Apollo Noire Character Portrait: Noramir Character Portrait: Asha Character Portrait: Ayara Caladeria Character Portrait: Adrian Retter

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Apollo listened to the conversations carefully. He couldn't help but chuckle when one of the girls claimed their "idiocy". He knew for a fact that Delta could walk circles around these two. Sure, one of them was a scholar, but Delta was the first human to accomplish Mana Storage. He looked over at Snowe, "The book is quite right. Delta told me the stories about the 'gods'; in fact, Lady Memory is her patron. However, they never did state they were gods. Right, Delta?"

Delta looked up from the book she had been examining with close detail as she took out a pair of special glasses she had created for closely examining things. "Well, yes. I have read over two thousand volumes, tomes, publications, and essays about the gods. They never truly claimed to be gods. Yes, they are immensely powerful- more so than any creature in the universe-but when something doesn't make sense, it is easiest to call it divine or to call it evil."

Apollo nodded in agreement with the lavender-haired girl. She put the glasses on, bringing the book closer to her face. The redhead turned to the boy, "Don't mind Delta. She has a bit of a temper."

There were a few moments of silence before Delta finally looked up from the book, "The page was torn out. Well, cut out, actually. If I had to guess, it was with a silver tipped blade, about half a millimeter thick and not made by anything on the next twenty planets over. Snowe, I do think we should visit all of the temples, but it might be best to check a bit more on the outer ones?"

Apollo simply smiled.

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Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Snowe Silverlake Character Portrait: Apollo Noire Character Portrait: Noramir Character Portrait: Asha Character Portrait: Ayara Caladeria Character Portrait: Adrian Retter Character Portrait: Zyperious Folkvar

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“Since we’re on Verelden already, I think we should stop by the Temple of Emotions first. It would be more efficient that way.,” Snowe began, “But each temple deserves an equal amount of attention. We won’t be able to just waltz out with the key fragments, there will be some sort of test for each of them.”

Snowe looked around at the group, gazing into each pair of eyes as if searching them for something. “Now, I must warn each of you that this journey is not for the faint of heart. Some of the places we will have to go to are VERY dangerous. I urge you to think it over tonight.”

A black-haired human man interrupted before Snowe could say anything else, “Are you going to be going to all of these temples? If so I would like to accompany you if permitted. I have...something around that area which I would like to take care of.”

Snowe’s eyes went wide as the man approached and rose colored heat bloomed on her cheeks. She cleared her throat in a poor attempt to regain her composure. “Y-yes. We will be going to all of the temples,” she replied shakily.

The man nodded his head and then began “That’s just what I was hoping to hear, my name is Zyperious. I mainly work as an engineer of sorts, and I have some things around a few of the temples I would like to take care of. Seeing how you are already heading that way I figure no better way to get there than help others along the way.”

Snowe folded her arms, “Well, then, Zyperious... I’m sure that as long as you can make yourself useful while you are with us that the others would not mind having you around.” She looked to Delta and Apollo, then at the Nilarian and her sister, as if for approval.

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Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Snowe Silverlake Character Portrait: Apollo Noire Character Portrait: Noramir Character Portrait: Asha Character Portrait: Ayara Caladeria Character Portrait: Adrian Retter Character Portrait: Zyperious Folkvar

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The two sisters watched as the lavender-haired girl blathered on about how many books she'd read about the gods. Anyone could tell she was being little more than a childish windbag, and by the time she was going on about a knife being only half a millimeter thick, they knew something was up. Didn't she know anything about measurements? Any material that thin would either fold like paper or snap like a dry leaf, especially silver. Odds are she was merely trying to sound intelligent, and failing at it.

At this point Asha was fed up with these kids more than anyone. With nothing more than a discontented sigh, the woman seized the opportunity to snatch the book from incompetent hands lest they continue their ridiculous theorizations that, quite frankly, made her head throb. "Here." Asha handed the book to her sister, knowing that she wouldn't make these illogical assumptions.

Ayara quickly thanked Asha, although she couldn't help but wince at the book's rough treatment, especially given the condition it was in. Time hadn't been kind to the tome, that much was certain. Carefully leafing through the pages, the Nilarian eventually found where the pages regarding Lady Memory had been removed. She frowned. Something was not quite right here...

"And?" Asha asked, leaning in to take a look at the pages, or lack thereof, herself.

"I'm trying to concentrate." Ayara blocked out any distractions and focused her attention on the pages. They had not been torn out by hand, nor had they been cut out by a knife or any sort of implement. She could sense something that still lingered where the pages had been removed. It was very faint, but it was still there...

"Magic," she said, after a time. "These pages have been removed by magical means. How or why, I don't know, but whoever did it failed to completely cover their tracks."

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Character Portrait: Delta Isolate Character Portrait: Snowe Silverlake Character Portrait: Apollo Noire Character Portrait: Noramir Character Portrait: Asha Character Portrait: Ayara Caladeria Character Portrait: Adrian Retter Character Portrait: Zyperious Folkvar

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"Ahh, but perhaps those tracks were not meant to covered completely," Snowe said musingly, "but I suppose that is a question for another day. We should all be getting to bed." It had been dark for a while and it was getting late. If the party was going to start their journey first thing in the morning, they would need their rest.

After bidding everyone good night, the group had parted ways and headed into their respective rooms. Snowe lay curled up in her bed, holding her dragon companion close to her side. As usual, sleep did not come easily for Snowe, but, tonight, Noramir seemed to find that it eluded her as well.

"Snowe?" Noramir spoke to her in telepathy.

"Yes?" She replied.

"What happened when the dark-haired man spoke to you.. was something wrong?"

"It's… Complicated… He's not even supposed to be here…"

"Snowe…."

She sighed softly. "Noramir, do you know what a soulmate is?"

"I am.. familiar with the concept."

"Well, he and I met a very… very long time ago."

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The next morning, Snowe stood at the front of the inn, waiting for the others. She gazed into the still dimly lit sky and she could already tell that it was going to be a long, hard day. There was a heaviness to the air. She felt as if she had lost something. Something very important. "I think our trial has already begun," she whispered, "this is going to be a lot harder than I thought..."