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Sol and Ebony

A pair of lovestruck priestesses whose power is greatest when united.

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by lilyWhite

Description

Sol has long blonde hair, wavy and loose down her back and past her waist, with a ribbon tied atop her head. She wears an elegant white and gold dress. Her eyes are dark blue.

Ebony's hair is dark-blue, hanging in a ponytail reaching to the middle of her back. Her dress is dark-blue and she wears various moon-shaped trinkets. Her eyes are a shade of gold.

Personality

Sol is a warm, compassionate person. She is very inviting towards others and will happily speak to others if they show interest in her. Sol is openly passionate about all she cares for and takes pleasure in challenges of power, although she rarely tries to permanently harm others who do not deserve it. Sol's magic focuses on offense and restoration, either unleashing powerful attacks on enemies or healing allies.

Ebony tends to be shy, but isn't cold towards others and can open up to others once Sol has introduced them to her. Ebony is more serene and peaceful than Sol, preferring to keep her emotions beneath a calm exterior and focusing on aiding the weak in battle. Ebony's magic affects the ability of the body, mind, and soul to function - she can enhance her allies' strength or leave her enemies unable to fight back.

History

Sol and Ebony come from two very different backgrounds. Sol was a young peasant girl born in a small village, seen as a blessed child for her beauty and luck. Every decade, a child was sacrificed to the gods of the villagers, and Sol was chosen as a sacrifice, the villagers believing that her blessed nature would bring them good fortune. Before she could be killed, monks assaulted the village and rescued her from her fate, training her to utilize the magical essences of the sun which she showed immense potential in.

Ebony came from a wealthy city where dark magic flourished under strict control by the monarchy. Ebony was trained in the art of lunar magic, drawing energy from the moon, from a very young age. When dark beings were accidentally summoned by inexperienced mages, Ebony's parents sent her away to her relatives' home so that she could continue her training; she never learned if her parents had survived fending off the demons.

Many years later, the monks took Sol to find a student of lunar magic so that Sol and the student could replace the current priests of the sun and moon. Ebony was surprised to hear that the monks considered her worthy, and although nervous when she left her new home, Sol promised to help Ebony adapt to living at the monks' temple.

As the years passed, both Sol and Ebony's magics grew much stronger. The monks suspected the cause was their proximity to each other's powers. That was part of it, along with the growing bond between the two girls. Sol and Ebony found themselves falling in love, and the monks supported their relationship all the way until their appointment as priestesses of sun and moon, knowing that it amplified their powers considerably.

So begins...

Sol and Ebony's Story

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Ebony looked around, staring at the ocean that surrounded the island. She looked to the illusion of Sol, giving that familiar smile. She looked to the water, then said, "Very well."

She took slow steps down towards the water, taking a minute to actually set foot in the water. She continued to advance slowly, constantly glancing back towards the illusion. Ebony kept going until she was waist-deep in the water. She remembered the monsters that had lived in the water in the Crystal Tower and began to wonder if any guarded whatever she came here for. Still not sure whether or not trusting the illusion was a good idea, Ebony asked, "What now?"

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Ebony stared at the empty beach, wondering how exactly she would be returned back to civilization. She felt the Stone telling her that something waited in the water, something for her... as she set her eyes upon whatever laid beneath the water, she wondered if taking it would help the world as Ry'nn and the illusion believed or threaten it as that woman Sol had thought.

It was too late to turn back now, she knew. Ebony knelt into the water, keeping her head above the surface as she reached for and took hold of the shimmering object.

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Lifting the object out of the water, Ebony looked at the magnificent staff she held. This had to be what she had come for, what the Water Stone had led her to. She started out of the water, walking through it almost as if it were air. "This must have some power over water," she said to herself, staring at the staff. She looked towards the ocean, looking around the island. "Now, how do I get back? Which direction do I even go in?" Ebony decided that she should have asked that before she had taken the staff; now, she wasn't sure how was the best use of the staff's power to get herself off of the island.

Pointing the staff at the water, Ebony tried to manipulate it. She tried to push aside the water, make some sort of path. She closed her eyes to concentrate, and when she opened them again, she was startled to see that the water was parting wide enough for her to walk through. Even if she could do such, Ebony thought, would she even need to? Perhaps she could even walk on the water, or have it propel her... the possibilities with this magical artifact seemed to be unlimited.

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Nobody could put their finger on exactly when it started happening, but the entropy of magic across Gaia was felt one day. It was as if there was a leak somewhere. Where was the magic going? It couldn't of simply been disappearing...

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Character Portrait: Shimizu Takayama Character Portrait: Imperial Taiyou Navy Character Portrait: Gary Mandolera Character Portrait: Houpetorlivaij Character Portrait: Alistair Nahan Character Portrait: The Precursor Character Portrait: Medya Character Portrait: Karasaad Vidathari Character Portrait: Zeblithtlar Character Portrait: Paul-Henri Chevalier Character Portrait: Robbie Wings Character Portrait: Jack Krutz Character Portrait: Jess Thresher Character Portrait: Saxom Character Portrait: Eras Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Axinn Sparkcross Character Portrait: Brickel Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: The World Spirit Of Gaia Character Portrait: Sol Siegmund Character Portrait: Demi Edenhelm Character Portrait: Orion Draketh Character Portrait: The GM Character Portrait: Ealan Character Portrait: Mikhail Kahldmek Character Portrait: Morim Ithlond Character Portrait: Sagittae Character Portrait: Ferno Vlade Character Portrait: Emys'i Character Portrait: Rham Character Portrait: Axinn Character Portrait: Elysia
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The planet by this point was mostly obscured with clouds and storms. The had rolled in starting from two places unseemingly connected; somewhere in the Weargtooth Mountains, as well as the Exalted Mountains. Before long Gaia transformed from a green globe to a gray one.

Lightning spidered across the planet to strike somewhere on Siv'en. It spidered again to strike, this time over in the Kadota Peaks. Again the lightning struck up in the Weargtooth Mountains. Purple sparks beneath the clouds sprung up for an instant over what was north Ellaria beneath the clouds.

A force grew stronger across Gaia, and as it did another force weakened. There was a quake - though barely able to be sensed, something deep beneath the ground stirred in Siv'en. The clouds there illuminated, sky breaking for a moment to reveal a valley bathed in light, before a great flash and the light dissipated, dark skies again closing in to obscure the view.

The dead star Eras shifted ever so slightly. Nobody but the greatest mappers of these stars, having had tracked them for a millennia or more, would notice anything irregular about the movement. It was slightly, oh so slightly, faster than usual. Eras's great mass moved fully into position, placing the great Soja directly between the dead star and the planet. With this stellar line formed, Eras' power could truly grow. The magical nature of the Chousin called to Eras, well within his grasp. He tested the waters, pulling power from the Chousin as he did the stones of the Iskjerne Viking settlers, of the Taiyou weapons, of the Whispering Woods and the Bez Daha Trees. He took a little sip, and liked what he tasted, and went to draw more.

Gaia called to the champions. Time was running out.

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Character Portrait: Shimizu Takayama Character Portrait: Imperial Taiyou Navy Character Portrait: Gary Mandolera Character Portrait: Houpetorlivaij Character Portrait: Alistair Nahan Character Portrait: The Precursor Character Portrait: Medya Character Portrait: Karasaad Vidathari Character Portrait: Zeblithtlar Character Portrait: Paul-Henri Chevalier Character Portrait: Robbie Wings Character Portrait: Jack Krutz Character Portrait: Jess Thresher Character Portrait: Saxom Character Portrait: Eras Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Axinn Sparkcross Character Portrait: Brickel Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: The World Spirit Of Gaia Character Portrait: Sol Siegmund Character Portrait: Demi Edenhelm Character Portrait: Orion Draketh Character Portrait: The GM Character Portrait: Ealan Character Portrait: Mikhail Kahldmek Character Portrait: Morim Ithlond Character Portrait: Sagittae Character Portrait: Ferno Vlade Character Portrait: Emys'i Character Portrait: Rham Character Portrait: Axinn Character Portrait: Elysia
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Eras finished his great move. In position, the dead star continued to drain life from the forces of spirit, magic, and power surrounding Gaia. The great alien structure was a main target for Eras. As he drew from the Taiyou ship, drew from the Viking's forged stones, drew from Gaia herself, and the sword far below, Eras grinned.

It was very faint, but a new light emerged in the sky. Not so much new as newly awakened.

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Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: Cendor Leotoris Character Portrait: Maree Erd Lumaire Character Portrait: Michael Palaiologos Character Portrait: Tyler_Gradey Character Portrait: Nekomata Character Portrait: Brennouros Character Portrait: Emberlon
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The rains began to slow, but the skies began to darken. Cendor craned his neck to watch as a giant shadow above the clouds stretched from the mountains over the vale. There on the horizon, small but still noticeable, was a mountain grown taller and more irregular than the rest. It struck terror into his heart.

The Crystal Tower in the center of the lake gleamed. Cendor had heard of this place but had never seen it in person.

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: Cendor Leotoris Character Portrait: Maree Erd Lumaire Character Portrait: Michael Palaiologos Character Portrait: Tyler_Gradey Character Portrait: Nekomata Character Portrait: Brennouros Character Portrait: Emberlon
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A great emerald dragon descended from the skies, landing not too far off from Cendor. He regarded the red dragon, who only came up to Smaragdos's knee, with an air of knowing. He wondered if the young dragon knew why he was here. It didn't seem so.

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: Cendor Leotoris Character Portrait: Maree Erd Lumaire Character Portrait: Michael Palaiologos Character Portrait: Tyler_Gradey Character Portrait: Nekomata Character Portrait: Brennouros Character Portrait: Emberlon
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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Smaragdos says,
 “ Nightfall begins again- do you know why you are here, young dragon of the forest? Do you know what stands on the horizon? ”

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Cendor had never seen a dragon so big, although he had heard of their existence, and couldn't help but stare for a moment. Between the great emerald dragon and the change in the horizon, and especially after almost being killed by lightning on multiple occasions, Cendor didn't quite know what to make of most anything.

Which reminded him! The red dragon spun in a frantic circle, but knew he had lost the very important package he was supposed to deliver back to the village. It was an important gift for one of their elders and he didn't know much of it. All he knew was that he was screwed if he returned without it.

He looked from Smaragdos to Ni'Thorne in the distance, then back to Smaragdos, and said nothing. Something larger than life itself was happening here he realized and dumbly shook his head. Cendor realized he had no clue.

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: Cendor Leotoris Character Portrait: Maree Erd Lumaire Character Portrait: Michael Palaiologos Character Portrait: Tyler_Gradey Character Portrait: Nekomata Character Portrait: Brennouros Character Portrait: Emberlon
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Smaragdos sat back on his haunches. He regarded the young dragon with a shrewd eye. It was only recently Smaragdos had been awoken, but it was for a great purpose.

The emerald dragon shifted his great head towards the Crystal Tower. His belly rumbled, smoke puffing a cloud over the lake. He gently waved a hand, then waved it again with more gusto, then again a third time and the smoke puff evolved. Shapes formed made of smoke- three spheres, two revolving around a larger third.

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: Cendor Leotoris Character Portrait: Maree Erd Lumaire Character Portrait: Michael Palaiologos Character Portrait: Tyler_Gradey Character Portrait: Nekomata Character Portrait: Brennouros Character Portrait: Emberlon
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Cendor's jaw dropped as the smoke began to form images above the lake. He didn't recognize the three orbs and their formation, but there was something familiar. Cendor did his best to settle on his own haunches to watch and listen, still sending panicked looks every now and again to the skies above and the distant horizon- lest lightning struck again.

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: Cendor Leotoris Character Portrait: Maree Erd Lumaire Character Portrait: Michael Palaiologos Character Portrait: Tyler_Gradey Character Portrait: Nekomata Character Portrait: Brennouros Character Portrait: Emberlon
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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Smaragdos says,
 “ In the beginning there were three. Atargatis and Sagittae danced around Eras, who grew ever jealous of the fun they had. ”

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Cendor realized, as the smokey orb depicting Eras broke to form another orb, faintly swirling green and blue, which then began it's own revolution around Eras, that the stories from his childhood may hold more than just a grain of truth.

Atargatis and Sagittae continued their dance. As they did more formations appeared around Gaia. Cendor recognized their movements and knew he was looking at a map of the heavens. Was their realm really created out of jealousy?

And was it really round like that?

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: Cendor Leotoris Character Portrait: Maree Erd Lumaire Character Portrait: Michael Palaiologos Character Portrait: Tyler_Gradey Character Portrait: Nekomata Character Portrait: Brennouros Character Portrait: Emberlon
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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Smaragdos says,
 “ Gaia was formed, but she was not enough. Eras gave her life and adornment, but still it was not enough. Eras grew jealous of Gaia herself. His very own child! And so, the coming of night. ”

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The smoke orb of Gaia expanded, losing all of it's color. The smokey visage of seven titans flashed across the planet. The smoke curled in and out of itself as it shifted between scenes.

Here a great pillar of fire rose from a crack in the earth, ravaging everything in it's path.
A tsunami laughed as it drowned a coastal city.
The skin of travelers boiled as they dropped in the desert from Eras's rays.
A great white serpent licked it's tongue around the form of a long dead king.
The wind ripped the edge of a forest and sent it tumbling across a plain.
Undead raised and wrought hellish circumstance on the people of the Golden Vale.
A mountain stood up and cast it's menacing gaze across all the lands below.

Cendor gasped and whipped his head to look at Ni'thorne on the horizon. Smaragdos waited for the young dragon's attention to return to the illusions before he continued.

"We're all going to die," Cendor's voice cracked as he looked Smaragdos deep in his eyes. Smaragdos waved an arm and the smoke shot out towards the Crystal Tower. It faded to a wisp, disappearing completely.

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Character Portrait: Ry'nn Traeger Character Portrait: Sol and Ebony Character Portrait: Cendor Leotoris Character Portrait: Maree Erd Lumaire Character Portrait: Michael Palaiologos Character Portrait: Tyler_Gradey Character Portrait: Nekomata Character Portrait: Brennouros Character Portrait: Emberlon
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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Smaragdos says,
 “ Not if we do what we have been tasked to do. Young dragon, I know you know not of this place, but you have been sent here for a reason. Here is where your destiny lies. ”

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 “ Wait, wait wait wait. I have to go back to the Vale, and find the-the thing, and deliver it to the elders. I can't- I mean, I know... but I can't stay here! ”

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Smaragdos says,
 “ Fool! ”

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The hot breath of the great emerald dragon bathed Cendor, who winced. He did feel quite like a fool. He had one job - get the thing, deliver the thing to the elders, and don't talk about it with anyone at all - and he had failed. He shifted from foot to foot, gazing back towards the Crystal Tower, and then looked Smaragdos in the eye.

"I already have a destiny, and I don't know how I'm supposed to help. What am I even doing here?"

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Smaragdos says,
 “ You must defend this here place.

Let none come in.

Let none come out.

And do not touch the lake, which you have likely figured out by the skeletal remains upon the shore. This lake will kill you. ”

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 “ Why?! Look at me, look at you! I can't even keep hold of a small package, and have already let down my entire village. What could I possibly do to defend this place?! I can't even hold on to a package! ”

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Cendor was still a relatively young dragon, who was very flustered and upset with himself. He didn't understand the way this world was working against him - as it certainly wasn't working for him. He knew he couldn't return home, but was here his only other option?

The red dragon again looked to the Crystal Tower. He couldn't stop looking at it for reasons he couldn't explain.

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Character Portrait: Smaragdos Smaragdos says,
 “ You are descent from the great Star Dragons of Gaia, who crafted the seven stones, which trapped the minds of the Colossi, and stifled Eras in his return. Clearly at least one stone has been removed. I know not how, but I know the rest must stay where they are-if in fact they are still in there. Only time will tell.

I cannot stay. I have many more to warn, young dragon. It is up to you. Your destiny awaits. ”

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Smaragdos backed up and kicked off from the land, soaring high to circle the lake before continuing on towards the mountains.