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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:16 am 
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"So, how do you like my Teacher?"

Athena grins at her Arbiters and sets aside her crystal ball, "I must say I am all proud of you... you've shattered every expectation I had of you. Quite frankly, the moment I realized Ryuseii was a full on Demon I was ready to leap in... but you all took care of him. You are quickly making a name for yourselves... but I must apologize to you all, I did not mean to send you down to a world with a Demon on it. Had I known how deep Ryuseii's sins ran, I'd have never brought you all there."

She hops off her table, "I'm sure you all have questions... or maybe a few choice comments for me. Remember you have two trails to go - but you all also finished far ahead of schedule. Please, say to me what you will - when you are done, it's time I showed you all how to channel you battle experience into power and get you all a brand new Perk." She places her hands on the desk behind her and leans against it, "So let's have it... I'm sure you're all quite cross with me."

OOC - Quick post tonight for a little RP -- I'll be posting more tomorrow even if everyone doesn't reply, I need to make a first-time Perk shopping list which requires more brain power than I have left tonight.

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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:28 am 
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Alexis takes a deep breath in, and expels it in a sigh. "Harmony." he says. "I think we need to talk. What happened to your son?"

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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:35 am 
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"You're better." Chandi says, the first words since she arrived. The color still hasn't completely returned to her face, but her breathing has steadied, and she doesn't appear to be holding back her temper anymore. Chandi rocks back and forth in swinging motion, hovering several feet above the ground in a cushion made of light wind. "But for a Goddess of Wisdom, you sure suck at identifying problems." Chandi pauses for a moment, before letting out a sigh, and continuing. "I'm not mad. Just tired. Thinking doesn't suit me. Not that much thinking at least." She raises two fingers into the air, diverting her gaze towards some point on the ground, away from Athena, and the other Arbiters. "One, what did Magus mean by that last bit, about trusting you? And two, what's changed for the other two missions?" Chandi lets her fingers drop and reclines even further in the air. "Those are the only things I can think of right now. For you at least." Chandi's gaze raises as she looks across the room at her classmates. "I think we've all got a bit of sharing we need to do sometime in the future." Her gaze drops, a guilty expression crossing her face. "I'm sure my little outburst after Ryuusei screwed around with my memories doesn't exactly paint me in the best light." Her gaze drops even lower and she hovers a little closer to the ground. "Neither does almost killing everyone. Sorry about that."

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Harmony was smiling slightly at Magus' reaction, mainly because she hadn't been angry with him, but rather testing him to see if he was as cold as he tried to make it seem like he was. Having successfully goaded him into revealing his true feelings, she mutters "Not so heartless after all, hmm Magus?"

At Alexis' question, she blinks... rather nonplussed. "Son? Whose? What son?" She obviously has absolutely no idea what he is talking about.

MUSE, which had been hovering close to Harmony, flares brightly for a second, before Harmony gives it a quelling glance.

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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:04 am 
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"After Chandi -" Alexis hesitates a moment - "lost her temper and bought us all to Earth, you started yelling at Senkoumaru. You asked him 'where is my son' and started throwing energy at him. You seemed - really cross. And then you stopped when Senkoumaru asked his riddle, and your shift started talking." He shoots a suspicious glance at MUSE.

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Harmony blinks once. Twice. Eyes MUSE for a reaaaaally long moment... who pops a little halo to over its sphere. Then turns to face Alexis with a rather confused look on her face. "I have no son. I'm only 23 years old! I haven't even..." she pauses, then blushes slightly. "Ahem." She furrows her eyebrow for a moment. "That was... I remember Chandi going haywire, a LOT of pain and then... nothing. It's all a blank up to the beginning of Ryuusei showing up." Near as Alexis can tell, Harmony's telling the truth here.

"As for my Shift... talking..." Her eyes shift meaningfully toward Athena. "That will have to wait until later. I will explain - not just to you, but to the others as well. But not right now."

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Asch slumps in to her desk almost immediately and lays back to think.

"Your teacher, huh... hmph." She gives an unsatisfied grunt and proceeds to continue thinking for herself.

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"I have no anger towards you," the Awakener says. "This mission was an excellent test of our abilities. You were able to observe our proficiencies with infiltration, espionage, reasoning, teamwork as a whole and in small groups coordinated towards a like goal, and combat against an individually-superior foe. Further, by concealing our true mission objectives from us and failing to determine the true nature of the foe we faced, you were able to gather data on our ability to handle imperfect information, unforeseen changes in circumstances, and sabotage of our mission. A less-thorough test may have resulted in a team unprepared for such difficulties being promoted to Arbiter status and failing a vital mission without hope of support."

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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Alexis eyes MUSE's halo. More light? Could it possibly look more sinister?

"There was a shaman back home - not the one from our village - who was occasionally possessed by the spirit of her great-grandmother. When possessed, she'd say and do things and then later have no memory of it. This could be the same sort of thing - you could be occasionally possessed by the vengeful spirit of someone who once lost a son. In which case we should probably try to find out who. I'd imagine someone with some connection to you, like a female ancestor. Or possibly whichever spirit is living in your Shift."

"Asch," continues Alexis, "when you do that thing with your sword to make memories visible, can you choose which one to show? It may be that Harmony can recognise the spirit using her body by means of some subtle yet distinctive gesture."

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Asch flatly replies, "The One Truth is not to be used unless there is evidence to support its use, and the Denouement Blade is a tool for giving a case its last rites. Neither would be appropriate for delving up Harmony's memories... nor would I want to."

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"I also think it also results in stabbing, and I'd rather prefer to avoid that." Harmony smiles wryly. "I'll see what I can find out. I'm sure that someone..." she gives MUSE the eyeball, "can explain things. We can talk on this further, later. I need to speak to Athena."

She walks over toward Athena. MUSE flickers into the form of a evil devil made of light, laughing silently at Alexis, before transforming back into his normal sphere form and following sedately behind.

"I do not object to your methods, Teacher... but I think I do object to your Teacher's methods... his and Senkoumaru's. It is far more their fault that we were led into a situation that was over our heads. And leading an entire world into war solely for the sake of cleansing them of Ryuusei's influence... he - Magus - told me I can't save everyone, but I think that, in itself is wrong. You might not be able to save everyone... but you should try to save as many as you can."

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Alexis gives MUSE a flat, unfriendly glare that speaks eloquently of trouble later. He's not yet sure what MUSE is or what evil it has done, but he resolves to find out - particularly to find out the answer to the second question.

But, for the moment, he leaves it at that.

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Athena smiles at Chandi, "I can only identify problems when I am given full information. It seems Magus was on orders to test you from somebody else aside from me; I cannot say that I am surprised, you did defeat me after all." She gives Chandi a sly smile, "I wonder what he meant indeed? Isn't it natural to trust your teacher?" It doesn't seem like she's going to go deeper into the matter, "I will be updating you on the others missions in a moment."

Athena joins Harmony in giving MUSE a quick glance. She then seems to snap out of a temporary reverie and smiles, "We will choose a better time then dear."

She marks a note in her Shift and moves on, "As The Awakener says, you have all proven to me that you can all work together as a team even in extreme situations to an amazing degree. As such, I'll be giving you a new challenge for your next world... which you need to choose. You also need to learn how to channel your experiences within your Ether and forge new power, which I will show you all in a moment."

She grins at Alexis, "Alexis, you need to learn about other cultures a bit more. Vision-stabbing may not be as simple as it sounds!" She laughs politely.

Athena nods at Harmony, "Magus has been... though a lot. Loss weighs on him, but he is a good person and he wouldn't simply stand there and let you all be harmed. You may notice that he didn't even unseal his Shift to deal with Ryuseii, claiming he was weak from his soul scarring... and while I am sorry to hear he was injured... it was a superficial scar... it changed his hair to white, nothing more. I guarantee you Magus would have stepped in if you all began to fail, but once again somebody," her tone suggests she knows exactly who, "told him to test you all further than my orders."

She slides off her desk and taps her foot, hands on her hips, "There are policies in place here that I don't care for. Namely ones that violate trust -- one of the more annoying ones I get to lift from you all now." She snaps her fingers and suddenly everyone's souls become visible within their bodies (ooc - if you'd like to describe your souls, now would be a wonderful time).

After a moment however, there appears something new... there's a strand of foreign weave around the outside of everyone's souls with a tiny lock on it. "These are Limiters. They were put around your Souls when you first entered this academy seven years ago without your permission... you didn't hear this from me, but I think it's one of the most vile things this Academy does to new students. They don't harm you... but they do keep you from growing at the normal rate. The main reason they are there? Is paranoid nonsense." She scowls, "Some of the Elders and higher Gods believe that Demons could infiltrate our school or that some students can get corrupted during their trials or education... so they place these limiters on them so that they can seal up a student's weave if needed. It's never been needed but they still practice the limiters. I'll be removing them from you now." She snaps her fingers again and the locks pop off, the band remains in place.

"I've now unlocked them... I don't like this policy but I abide by it and I'll use them to teach you something. Concentrate on your weave... push it down, compress it, and then rapidly expand it. Doing so will shove these bands off of you and unleash your true level of power. In a way, it sets into you a self-grown Perk. This method of contracting and expanding your weave is also how you 'level' your power. It takes your recent experiences in battle and lets them sink deeply into your souls, making you stronger. You'll be using this method to develop runes, perks and eventually even power up your Shifts. Give it a try... when these bands fall off you'll know what sort of suppression was on you and you'll become stronger."

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Training Perk Shopping List

Please choose 1 of the perks below. Keep in mind that if you are at a '10' point mark on your stats (ie, 20 HP, 60 EP) you are already -at- your nearest 10. So, for example, Awakener has 60 EP, if it chooses the [Unlock Limiter – Physical Suppression] perk, granting it [Round up EP to nearest 10 + 30], then it will stay at 60 EP and gain 30 more points, putting it at a total of 90. If Serpico, with his 34 EP, it would be rounded up to 40 first, then have 30 added to it for a total of 70 EP. I've listed the highest each stat can go with it's Perk next to said Perk. If there is any confusion, PM me.

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[Unlock Limiter – Physical Suppression; +20 HP / +30 EP / +7 RC]

[Unlock Limiter – Mental Suppression; +15 HP/ +25 EP / +2 RG / +4 RC]

[Unlock Limiter – Spiritual Suppression; +10 HP / +15 EP / +4 RC, +5 Passive EP Regeneration per round]


"When you are done shrugging those annoying things off, you need to choose your next missions. You all finished your last mission far ahead of schedule, so if you'd like some personal time... it's okay. But what you need to understand is that your missions don't wait for you - time will pass on them as you're working on other things. Waiting may backfire, waiting may help. It's up to you." She taps the wall and a screen appears there, reading out the old status of your missions and how they've been updated:

Available Missions: 2

[Transportation and Protection] - A group of humans who are weary of the Gods have put in a mercenary request for the transport and protection of new medical technology to be brought from a space station hub to their home-world. On this mission, you must not reveal unless necessary that you are Gods, but act like you are mercs with high levels of power or technology. These humans are aware that Gods exist, but do not trust them. The Arbiter's have assigned this mission with the sub-mission to try and find out exactly what this technology is, and if it is in fact stolen from the Gods or otherwise illegal. You are not to confront the thieves if it ends up being illegal, but report it back to your supervisor. The humans are wary of being attacked by outside forces, so they are hiring protection.

Mission Parameters are the protection of the Humans, Discreteness of your God-Tier status, and possible identification of the Technologies origins if possible.

----------------UPDATE

The ship has left dock without escort, with the original four posters of the mission on board alone. It seems they decided to protect their cargo themselves. This mission has been changed to Stealth Escort - you will be flying in space, stealthed, around their ship and make sure they reach their destinations. The needed Runes will be provided by your teacher. If they make it home, simply return to Arbiter HQ. If they are engaged, you are allowed to drop your cloaks and engage the enemy. Once again, it is stated that these humans distrust Gods, but observations on the docks before they launched uncovered that if you should need to engage them, it is better to admit what you are right away. The need to hide your Ascended status is no longer a requirement.

Mission Parameters are the stealth escort of the ship; failing that openly approaching them and giving them aid in battle. If you can identify the Technologies, please do so.


[Analysis And Collection] - A recent meteorite impact on the open-world Utopia has caused the Gods of the world and it's populace to ask for Arbiter intervention in discovering the meteorite and collecting it for analysis back at Arbiter HQ. This is an God-Open World, meaning its populace is fully aware of the Arbiters and accept and welcome Gods onto their world; there will be no need to hide your status here. Make contact with the Extraction Team Foreman, collect the Meteorite, and return to HQ with it.

Mission Parameters are the discovery and collection of an reported odd Meteorite on the Open-World Utopia. Please aid any mortals and Gods on this world during your stay with whatever they may need, but return promptly once the Meteorite has been collected.

----------------UPDATE

There has been no updates from this world since the original request. We are shortly dispatching a Scout to the world to ascertain the lack of communication and see if they are simply waiting, or if they have successfully extracted the Meteorite.

"Now then." Athena returns to her desk, "Where are you all headed? Let me know and I'll give you your challenge..." She grins at the class.

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Alexis nods, ruefully. He does need to learn more about other cultures. His Soul is dark and smokey, with gaseous Ether swirling around and almost, but not quite, engulfing the Limiter. To be fair, though, most of the darkness is because Alexis' soul is visible only through his Cloak of Shadows.

He compresses it (being a gaseous Mortal soul, it compresses quite far) and expands it a few times, eventually shaking off the Limiter. His soul seems to settle down into a larger shape than before, and starts putting out a good deal more Ether.

(I'm choosing to unlock Spiritual Suppression. Free Ether regeneration sounds good).

"I think we should go for the transport mission next." votes Alexis. "If anyone's going to attack it, they'll probably do so soon now, as it launched without protection."

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"Great." Chandi says in a deadpan voice. "I must have missed the part of the Arbiter handbook where it says 'Never give a straight answer for anything.'" She sighs, but turns away, dropping the subject, and just watching the rest of the group. When the subject of Magus and his scarring is brought up, Chandi rolls her eyes. "Oh no. His poor hair, whatever shall he do." She says, her voice dripping with sarcasm.

As Athena reveals everyone's souls, Chandi bolts upright into the air, backing away from the group. "Hey! Who said you could show that off?" Chandi makes a vain attempt to shield her soul from the others, but stops at the revealing of the locks. Chandi looks closely at the lock, surrounding the jagged, crystalline spiral that forms her soul. Chandi almost laughs. It almost looks like a key chain trying to hold back a cyclone, though admittedly, a cyclone with deep breaks in it. Chandi lets out another sigh, and the brings her gaze to Athena. "Well, given my condition, and what I've done with this thing on, I can't blame them for trying to hold me back."

Chandi takes another look at her soul, moving in a circular motion at a rapidly changing pace, motes of 'dust' and shards of crystal surrounding it. "All right then. Compress," The crystals and dust begin to move in towards the eye of the tornado, slipping past the cracks and gauges before the figure beings to spin even faster than before, "Focus," The spiral itself begins to shrink, ever so slightly, empty spaces beginning to fill ever so slightly as it attempts to compress, halting its progress only when cracks appear to start forming, "And release." The expansion occurs rapidly, the band cut in twain by a multitude of shards. A surge of power runs through her body, making her feel just a little more complete, and then Chandi runs her hand across her face, letting another sigh, though this one of relief, escape.

[Unlock Limiter - Physical Suppression]

"All right. That's done. If you would be ever so kind as to get my soul out of everyone's sight now please?" Chandi listens carefully to the mission options, eyes closed, focusing on what could be happening. "I agree with Alexis. There won't be much mission left if we don't do that one now." She frowns a bit, holds up a finger. "But, I'd like to ask a question, and make a request. The question: Should we still make an attempt to discover if the item is stolen during the mission, or following the ship's successful landing? The request: Can you tell us who's scouting, and give us some form of communications link with them in order to keep us up to date? The lack of information makes me uneasy."


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