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Phoebe Avalon

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a character in “The Liminal Academy”, as played by Elyon

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For those whose talent has brought them to the Academy, when money could not.

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Name: Phoebe Avalon
Gender: Female
Age: 16
House: The House of Candles
Appearance:

Phoebe has long, curly light brown hair that is nearly always tied in braids. When wet, it extends completely down her back. Her eyes are a deep golden brown. She stands at a measly 5'2" and is quite underweight. This is not unusual considering her homelife. Her diminutive stature and big doe eyes lead strangers to think she is much younger than she is. Phoebe has runic symbols tattooed onto the pads of her fingertips.



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Personality:
Phoebe is an unmotivated young girl. She is comfortable with her station in life and only wishes to improve for her makeshift family. More often than not, she can be found reading books or tending to her tiny garden. She appreciates the company of plants much more than that of other humans. She's not one to start a conversation, but if one can catch her interest, she will gladly take part. Becoming her friend is not an easy task, but it is certainly worthwhile as she is fiercely loyal and loving towards those she cares about.

Background:

Phoebe has lived on the streets from a young age. She's never considered herself homeless as she's made a home with 4 other drifters. Her knack for performing magic on the street earns food money, but is not enough to rent a house in Shadowtown. Thus, she and the others live under a bridge where they can keep warm around a fire pit and sleep on discarded mattresses. While it is not an ideal living situation, it is all Phoebe has ever known and she is happy.

Young Phoebe discovered her abilities to transfer life energy when she resurrected a dog that had been laying at the side of the road. Unfortunately, it's decomposition was too far gone and it had no mind left, prompting it's new life to be short lived. Horrified from that indecent, Phoebe sticks strictly to reviving plants in her small plot of land and of other citizens for a small sum. The source of life energy has always been her own, but she is aware that she can use other sources. As she grew up, her abilities evolved to include healing herself and others. The runic symbols tattooed onto her fingers help channel her power when she rubs them together to conduct a stronger, more direct magic in her hands.

As the only magical member of her troupe of outcasts, she was heavily encouraged to attend Liminal Academy and make a name for herself. After many attempts to stay and continue to provide for her family, she relented and vowed to become powerful enough to provide anything they could ever need. She is severely lacking in academic skills, but she can at least read and write at a rudimentary level as her mother figure took it upon herself to teach the family.
Possessions:
Phoebe has only a ratty coat and a few books to her name.

So begins...

Phoebe Avalon's Story

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Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: The Chatelaine

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Phoebe stared at the doors that would soon be taking her from the life she was comfortable with. Today marked her last day of living. As soon as she walked through those doors, she would be different. She'd try her hardest to learn and keep up with the other students. Trying wasn't something she did often, but disappointing her family that had sacrificed so much was not an option. For goodness sake, she took a bath and washed her hair for this. It would be a waste if she didn't see what the academy was about at the very least.

Taking a deep breath, she opened the door and arrived in the Great Hall. Of course, with all her stalling before, she wondered if she arrived on time. She'd never owned a time piece, nor did she ever find need one, but one look that the stern matron before her made her think she'd need to invest in one. Now that she'd arrived, she knew she wasn't late, but it never hurt to be early.

"Name?" The woman asked.

The streets of Shadowtown was not the best place to learn manners, but her mother had taught her a few things. Phoebe hadn't really cared to listen, finding them useless, but she knew enough to not waste anyone's time.

"Phoebe Avalon, Miss." She gave a small smile. It probably wasn't enjoyable to wait for all the students.

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Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Ellard K. Donahue Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: The Chatelaine

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"Ellard Donahue," says the Chatelaine. Is there a hint of warmth, even of sympathy, in her demeanor? Perhaps, but it is so slight as to be virtually imperceptible. She hands him his key. "The House of Sunlight. Room 209, with Jasper Salvatore. Stairs are to your right, rooms are marked. Questions?"

Once young Ellard is dealt with, she gives April her room assignment and key -- 117, with Allyse.

Finally she attends to Phoebe -- brusquely, but at least with none of the pointed pauses that some of the others had earned. She has room 118, with Alina Rivers.

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Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Ellard K. Donahue Character Portrait: Luken Chase Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: The Chatelaine

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Luken arrived at the academy in anything but a good mood. It was his father's suggestion, no, order, to attend the prestigious school. Luken sniffed at the large door he passed under, adjusting his collar and rubbing at his stubble chin. Horus, the servant behind him pushing a cart of his two trunks and bag, mumbled something Luken didn't catch. The probability that it mattered was slim, but Luken huffed, "Yes, Horus?"

"I was just saying, sir, how am I going to get these up the stairs?"

"You'll just have to carry them, won't you?"

"But sir-"

"Horus, you're the servant. It's what you're paid to do, yes? Isn't my father paying you overtime or whatever for today? Taking this ridiculous journey...for school. I've already finished my exams, what does he think I need further help with?"

Horus paused in the doorway, hesitant.

Luken squinted over his shoulder to the thin man. "What are you doing?"

"I'm not a student. Er, sir."

"Lucky you, now c'mon!"

Approaching the severe woman in the center of the hall, Luken swallowed back a look of disgust. Whether it worked or not, he didn't care much. All he wanted was to get through this year and be done. He didn't even know what this whole academy place was about.

"Luken Chase," he muttered when prompted. Horus wheeled up beside him, the cart creaking to a stop. Luken rolled his blue eyes, pushing his hair to the side.

He caught a girl with brilliant red hair heading up a set of stairs with two others. Students, he figured. And the dorms were indeed up a large flight of stairs. Luken shrugged. Horus would manage.

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Phoebe walked down the hallway of the student rooms. Once she'd made her way to the correct room, she hesitantly entered the room. With a sigh of relief, she realized that her roommate had not yet arrived.

She wasn't sure what she expected, but it certainly wasn't what she received. Her room was far more lavish than she could ever hope to have in her old life. Come to think of it, she'd never had a room before. She lived under a bridge. This was the polar opposite of that in every way.

She selected a bed, again it was a first to have one that didn't reek of old mustard, and lay down on the pillowy mattress. With tears in her eyes, she lie in wait for her roommate.

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Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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There was a soft knock on the door of room 118. Assuming there was a favorable response from within, the door then opened, and a dark-haired girl slipped inside, her right hand holding a cane. She didn't appear to be using it to walk with, but rather for navigation, as her milky eyes clearly weren't taking in her surroundings. And yet, after taking a few careful steps forward, she oriented herself toward Phoebe, as if she could tell where the other girl was.

"Hello," she said, and her voice was warm and confident -- clearly a greeting, and not a question. "You're Phoebe, then? I'm Alina."

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Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Phoebe started from her short nap at the sound of knocking on the door and struggled to prop herself up. She hadn't meant to fall asleep, but she'd never felt a bed so soft.

She rubbed her eyes and with a groggy voiced, called out, "Hello? Come in." Her eyes struggled to stay open and shook the drowsiness away from her head.

Her sleepy eyes followed the girl as she entered, surprised but not disconcerted by her eyes. "Hello," she said, her voice inviting and certain. "You're Phoebe, then? I'm Alina."

The tired girl on her bed replied, "Yes. Pleased to meet you." She smiled in lieu of a handshake, knowing that the girl could feel the smile in her tone if not hear it.

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Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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"Likewise," said Alina, smiling as well. "If you'll excuse me, while I orient myself?"

She proceeded to explore the room -- or rather, her half of the room -- finding the edges of things and then feeling them to determine their nature. Whatever ability had let her know where Phoebe was apparently didn't extend to the furniture. She eventually worked her way to the curtained nook, with a small surprised noise as she collided with the curtain. But she pushed past it, and disappeared inside. After a moment Phoebe could hear drawers opening and closing.

After a few more moments she emerged, minus the bag that had been slung over her shoulder. She turned to Phoebe again. "Well! Shall we see what lies further afield? Our next-door neighbors are just setting out now, if you wanted to meet them."

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Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Phoebe watched the other girl for a short while, this prompted her to sort her own belongings. She didn't have much, so it didn't take long to set the few plants she smuggled in from her garden along the windowsill and line her books up on her desk and hang up her old coat. This would be the only time Phoebe would be embarrassed about from where she came. Opening the drawers in her chest certainly gave her a shock as she found a variety of clothing, that seemed to be in her size lining the drawers. With a small smile, she closed the drawers and returned to her post on the bed.

"Well! Shall we see what lies further afield? Our next-door neighbors are just setting out now, if you wanted to meet them." Alina's voice once again called her attention.

"Sure. That sounds fine." Phoebe replied, unsure on how the meetings would go. She'd never been much of a people person, but she tried her best to get along with most people. With a hopeful glance at her plants, she recalled that the room belonged to Alina as well. Thus, she added, "Do you mind if I leave my plants along the window?"

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Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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"Of course not," said Alina, with a small smile. "They shall get better use of the windows than I, after all."

With that wry comment, she headed for the door, managing to find the door-knob without too much trouble. Assuming Phoebe followed, they emerged from the room together, finding themselves back on the long balcony overlooking the Great Hall. Nearby were two girls, presumably the 'neighbors' Alina had mentioned.

The dark-haired girl turned in their direction and offered a small wave. "Hello! Are you new students as well? I'm Alina, and this is Phoebe. We're in 118."

She then tilted her head, seeming to 'look' at Allyse, despite her sightless, milky eyes. Her expression was slightly bemused. "Is that... an animal of some kind? You didn't smuggle it in, did you?" Her voice was more intrigued than concerned, however.

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Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Phoebe sighed in relief, thankful to have such a bearable roommate. She didn't know much about the school, but she had heard that many of the students could be rude and unkind. While she had her moments, she wasn't sure she could live with someone like that everyday. The brunette slid off the bed and followed her roommate back into the hall.

As they approached two other girls, she remained behind her guide. It was odd how much easier the blind girl seemed to get her bearings in this maze of a place. Once Alina had uttered her greeting, she joined in waving, but remained silent. She suppressed a girlish giggle when she sighted the cat. Phoebe had this quirk where any cute animal made her giggle a little and feel immensely happy. It was distracting and entirely inconvenient, but cats are cute.

"He's adorable. What's his name?" She asked with an excited smile.

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Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Allyse heard the door to 118 open and glanced round to see a dark haired girl with misty eyes and a brunette walk outside, the brunette following behind the other girl slightly.

Allyse watched as two girls walked up to them, "Hay! My names Allyse, but call me Ali, and this is April," She than held up Coal out in front of her, "This is coal, and of course I didnt smuggle him in, he's my familiar! And I know right! I love how cute he is!" She said while drawing the animal back and snuggling into the creatures fur.

Allyse rushed over to stand next to the girls, "So you seem really nice. Do you want to come exploring with me and April?" She said while jumping up and down at the prospect of making more friends on her first day.

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Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Noah Marx Character Portrait: John Mortimer Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Noah

Noah glared at the monotone speaker, finding his words were the only thing more irritating than his voice. He continued glaring intently at the boy, his eyes wandering slightly to notice that he seemed to just be connecting some pictures with others...his mind almost instantly flashed to the time he spent in jail, watching as the authorities made connections for various crimes with tacked pictures and thread. He assumed the boy was trying to emulate what they did, and he didn't like it.

Who did they think they were anyways? Assigning him a room with a wannabe guardsman as if he needed to be watched over by him or something, wouldn't they at least have stopped to think about how much of a bad idea it was too room them together?

Noah stood up abruptly, not wanting to be in the presence of Jean Mortimer any longer. He left the room, quickly closing the door behind him. He rubbed his temples for a moment once he was outside the door, looking across the hall to see what seemed to be a crowd forming of four girls. He sighed, looking the other way and trying to think of what he was going to do about this living arrangement.

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Character Portrait: Cecile M. Tudor Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Noah Marx Character Portrait: Luken Chase Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: The Chatelaine Character Portrait: Kennedy Liason Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Everyone present in the Great Hall or the surrounding balconies could hear a faint scream, followed by another at a slightly higher pitch. It sounded like the screams had come from the second tier -- the student rooms for the House of Sunlight.

The Chatelaine turned her head in that direction, frowning.

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Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Phoebe, about to accept the April's offer, jumped at the sound of the resonating screams. Her eyes glanced around the room trying to decipher where the sounds were coming from.

She wasn't certain if she should be worried or annoyed, but she hoped that this was not normal behavior. With a nervous voice she asked the other girls in her party, "Do you think we should go check that out? I mean someone could need help.

She rubbed her finger tips together as she waited for their answer. She had developed this nervous habit over the years. It brought her comfort because she originally only did the act as she was about to tend to her garden. She looked hopefully at Alina, perhaps she'd like to join her.

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Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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"I'm not sure," Alina replied, her confident voice gone a touch uncertain, though it gets firmer as she continues: "It came from Room 218, if the numbering is logical. But I'm not sure how to get there from here."

For those who can look around to see, it became apparent that there were no stairs from the first level balcony to the second. They'd have to descend to the Great Hall, and then ascend the opposite set of stairs.

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Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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"Are we even allowed up there?" Phoebe questioned as she glanced up at the ceiling. "I wouldn't know how to get up there either." She shrugged a little, giving another worried look above. "Maybe some girls are fighting."

After a few moments of silence, she asked, "What do you think?"

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Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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"There's someone else up there knocking on doors," reported Alina -- and indeed, if they listened very closely, the others could hear a faint knocking from above. "I guess if something bad has happened, we'll hear about it soon enough."

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Character Portrait: Peridot Zircon Character Portrait: Cecile M. Tudor Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Topaz Montgomery Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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"Come on, let's go. If someone's in trouble we should try and help them and also it could be an adventure!" Allyse said looking in the direction of the scream as if she could see what was happening.

"Let's go, let's go, let's go!" She chanted as she began to walk down towards the great hall and walking back up the opposite stairs to the first balcony, not looking back to see if the other girls had followed her.

Walking down the corridor she glanced at the doors until she found 218, spotting a silver haired girl with her back to her, knocking at random doors, probably also drawn to the scream as well.

"I think it came from this room!" Allyse yelled at the girl so that she might be able to hear her, she turned back and have the door a firm knock. "Hello! No ones dead in there right?!" She yelled through the door, slightly concerned as she thought she had gotten away from all the death when she left shadowtown...

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Character Portrait: Cecile M. Tudor Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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April

Truth be told, she really didn't want to go looking around for what the scream was. In fact, instinct told her otherwise. Screams meant something bad was happening, and considering it sounded like a girl's scream...well she didn't want to think about it.

She still went along with her roommate, as well as the 2 other people they had picked up (who had ignored her, their attention drawn to the cat). She mentally tutted at the architecture of this place...it was pretty, but seriously. Who didn't have a stairwell connecting two floors? Whoever designed this place was an idiot. Really, having to go all the way downstairs just to go up one extra floor was stupid, in her opinion anyways. Maybe this was just some high-luxury thing. An 'aesthetic' choice versus efficiency. Ugh. She was glad she was dressed so lightly. It'd be hell to drag so many layers up those steps.

There was another person up here. A...girl? She thought? She wasn't entirely sure...the person reminded her of some of the strangely efeminine men who tended to walk the streets with the other prostitutes. Not that she really cared. She waited, arms crossed, as her roommate knocked on the door.

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Character Portrait: Cecile M. Tudor Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Phoebe resigned to leaving the disturbance alone, but when the two other girls had taken off in search of the source, she followed.

With a quiet voice, she turned to her roommate and asked, "They've left. Do you need help?" With Alina's permission, she would take her elbow and help guide her behind the rest of their group.

When Phoebe arrived, Allyse was knocking on the door. Unsure of what to do, she waited in the background. Phoebe didn't want to be in the way, but she also didn't want to be too far from the group. She'd followed the other girls into the hall and had no idea how to get back to her room.

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Character Portrait: Cecile M. Tudor Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Luken Chase Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Luken

He'd found the feminine youth down below, but didn't have a chance to join him or her. A scream broke out and soon the hall was flooded with bodies. Luken stayed back, away from the crowd for a time, assessing the faces and actions. He was smiling the entire time, leaning on a wall and fingering the comb in his pocket. Some were chatty, some weren't entirely interested in the scream at all, but instead came along with the others simply for the action.

The scream did interest him though.

With no one answering the knocks straight away, he muttered, "This place," shaking his head. He hadn't decided yet. Hadn't decided if he would like it here, if he liked those around him, if he wanted to be associated with any of them. The redhead was definitely a beauty, another girl having the figure of a dancer. He wasn't too keen on cats though.

His eyes rested on the redhead again, then a brunette. So many girls. Then he focused on Cecile. Losing interest quickly, he simply continued smiling, coming up with challenges for himself, wanting to laugh at his own amusement. The comb against his fingers plucked softly.

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Character Portrait: Cecile M. Tudor Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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"Oh no, I'll be quite all right, as long as they're actually going the right way." The blind girl followed the others with apparent confidence, though she did make use of the rail of the stairs leading down to the Great Hall.

"I see... souls, I suppose," she said conversationally, as she and Phoebe walked together across the Great Hall, towards the opposite set of stairs. "Not in any detail, mind you. But I can tell where people are, at least," she said, as she detoured around the Chatelaine who still stood in the center of the room.

The stairs led up to a balcony around the circumference of the Great Hall, similar to the one they'd come from, albeit one level up. Like theirs, it was lined with numbered doors, the numbers formed in brass. Allyse was knocking on the door labelled 218.

"Hello! No ones dead in there right?!" The lively brunette shouted.

"Don't worry," said Alina quietly to Phoebe, hanging back with her. "Nobody's dead."

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Character Portrait: Peridot Zircon Character Portrait: Cecile M. Tudor Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Topaz Montgomery Character Portrait: Luken Chase Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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She froze for a second as nobody answered the door. Knocking on it again she noticed it to he soild wood and dry...

"Well no ones answering," she paused stating the obvious while looking back at the little group that surrounded the door. "Do you think it will be a problem if I burn down the door?" She asked innocently before giving the door a swift kick.

She wasnt one for patience and if someone was in trouble and couldn't get to the door than they needed to get in there now.

"Hay, if someone doesn't give me an answer im going to have to burn this door down to make sure everythings okay!" She yelled through the door again, giving it a few more firm knocks.

She really had no intention of burning the door but she wouldn't back down from her word if no one answered, she learned quickly on the streets that you act now or someone gets hurt... But than again this wasnt shadowtown.

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Character Portrait: Cecile M. Tudor Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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Phoebe was surprised to say the least at Alina's confession. It wasn't terribly different from her own abilities. Being able to transfer life energies led to being able to sense them. She was sure it wasn't as intense as seeing someone's soul though.

"Wow, what do they look like?" Phoebe was genuinely interested in the powers of others. Despite living on the street, she'd never really known anyone else with powers. She added a little respectful nod to the Chatelaine as she passed.

At the quiet words of the girl, Phoebe sighed in relief, but then added, "Maybe they don't want to answer. It really isn't any of our business. Everyone seems to be alright."

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Character Portrait: Peridot Zircon Character Portrait: Allyse Gypso Character Portrait: Phoebe Avalon Character Portrait: Topaz Montgomery Character Portrait: April Summers Character Portrait: Alina Rivers

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April lifted a hand at the burning threat.

"There's no need for that," she said, a bit briskly. "Personally I think we should leave them to their own devices. But if you insist"

She pulled a pin out of her hair and walked to the door, where she began fiddling with the lock. After a few seconds she heard a satisfying click. She motioned towards the door, replacing the pin. "Now, if you insist on barging into someone's room, the door should be unlocked."