Backstory

Aegnor säger:
so, any RP anymore?
Shadowcaller säger:
Sure
Shadowcaller säger:
I didin't get to do that while GM'ing…
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor is sitting near a fire, playing his Kazoo.
Shadowcaller säger:
We are in a inn?
Aegnor säger:
'Any wishes?'
Aegnor säger:
no idea.
Aegnor säger:
but we have a fire.
Shadowcaller säger:
Lets say we are… they let us in for free
Aegnor säger:
Courtesy to inn, courtesy to you or Happy or my fault, but we do have a fire.
Aegnor säger:
Let's just say that they either let us in or I burn the inn
Aegnor säger:
regardless we have a fire
Happy säger:
haha
Happy säger:
no, lets not burn the village down
Happy säger:
(yet)
Aegnor säger:
(yet. )
Shadowcaller säger:
What kind of intrument is that? SC asks
Shadowcaller säger:
(what name did Nigma gave me?)
Aegnor säger:
'It's a relatively simple one… But can produce powerful sounds if used right.'
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor shows the Kazoo to SC and demonstrates some simple techniques
Aegnor säger:
((Also, no mention of the rock for the whole session. )
Happy säger:
Cessie
Aegnor säger:
Nessie…
Aegnor säger:
Sea Monster.
Shadowcaller säger:
(okay, great *writes down*)
Shadowcaller säger:
I wish I could remember any music… but its just empty
Shadowcaller säger:
What kind of memeories do you have bard?
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor is silent for a moment. Just as Cessie thinks he hadn't heard the question, he simply states:
Aegnor säger:
'Horrible ones.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Better then nothing atleast…"
Shadowcaller säger:
I don't even have a past
Aegnor säger:
'You should be glad.'
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor gazes at the fire.
Happy säger:
"But we have a future."
Shadowcaller säger:
"Of what?"
Aegnor säger:
'…'
Happy säger:
"Does it matter? As long as we're together?"
Aegnor säger:
A slight smile slowly creeps into Aegnor's face.
Aegnor säger:
'Yeah. Maybe I'll finally have… a family.'
Aegnor säger:
onto, that is
Shadowcaller säger:
"Family… what do you think we did before this?" Was I some famous mage that just forgotten all my spells?
Aegnor säger:
'I didn't do much of anything. I sang alone…'
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor smiles at Nigma attempting to talk a patron out of his money.
Aegnor säger:
'Ya know, I'm really glad I met you guys.'
Shadowcaller säger:
I read in the dwarf note book that the elfs created this tree
Aegnor säger:
'That's true.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Cessie looks down and mubbles something
Aegnor säger:
'It was supposed to be a safe haven… but something went wrong.'
Shadowcaller säger:
I guess… that we faced was wrong
Aegnor säger:
'One part of it.'
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor closes into his shell again.
Shadowcaller säger:
Happy, who do you think you was?
Aegnor säger:
were*
Happy säger:
"A warrior"
Aegnor säger:
Our own barbarian peacekeeper
Shadowcaller säger:
*were
Aegnor säger:
'…your race, they've always been warriors.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Maybe we knew each other… before I mean
Aegnor säger:
'We didn't like you arriving here, when you did… but in the end, I guess we couldn't have made it without you.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well I can't say I liked you much either bard
Shadowcaller säger:
I think you reminded me of someone…
Aegnor säger:
'No, I meant their race.'
Aegnor säger:
'I'm unlikeable by nature. I've never been… liked.'
Shadowcaller säger:
I thought elfs were supposed to be the fair folk
Shadowcaller säger:
You know, perfect
Aegnor säger:
'Maybe that is why.'
Aegnor säger:
'People keep thinking of us as perfect… So much even we begin to think that.'
Aegnor säger:
'But we aren't.'
Happy säger:
"I liked you. You started out by throwing rocks at Nigma. What's not to like?"
Aegnor säger:
'Then, eventually, we mess something up. And everyone hates us.'
Aegnor säger:
*chuckles*
Aegnor säger:
'He looked so dumb.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Hehe, just tell him that"
Aegnor säger:
*glances at Nigma who's pickpocketing the inn owner*
Shadowcaller säger:
"He is… different from me"
Shadowcaller säger:
*notices Murskas glance* what is he doing now?

Aegnor säger:
'I can see that. What tipped you off, the breasts?'
Aegnor säger:

Aegnor säger:
Aegnor's stern face melts into a grin.
Aegnor säger:
I'm pretty sure the next time he has time to chat with us, he's the owner of a chain of inns.
Aegnor säger:
At the very least.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Oh, please is that all you men think about?"
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor doesn't really know how to distinguish different tones of voice…
Aegnor säger:
'Sorry.'
Aegnor säger:
'I'm not used to this whole… happy thing.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"…its okay, I'm just a bit tired, thats all"
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor looks at Happy. 'But I hope I will.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well you looked quite… depressed when you found you, why did you have adress anyway?"
Shadowcaller säger:
*a dress
Aegnor säger:
**
Aegnor säger:
I don't want to talk about that!'
Shadowcaller säger:
Sorry…I guess I think alfs as humans
Shadowcaller säger:
*elfs
Shadowcaller säger:
We are more different then we realize
Shadowcaller säger:
But yet the same
Aegnor säger:
'We look similar… and in some ways we think the same.'
Aegnor säger:
'But in others, we cannot ever compare.'
Aegnor säger:
'Elves would've never… spoiled this place.'
Happy säger:
"Yeah. Like I could totally beat an elf in an arm wrestling contest."
Aegnor säger:
'But you couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with that bow.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Spoiled?" what do you mean?"
Aegnor säger:
'I guess humans have forgotten.'
Aegnor säger:
'It's not my place to remind you.'
Aegnor säger:
'Sometimes I forget how young you all are.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Cessie looks a bit confused, "how old are you…really?"
Shadowcaller säger:
Happy died in graverobbers
Aegnor säger:
'The years blend… the horrible times…'
Aegnor säger:
'I guess I'm at around hundred and fifty.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Do you really remmeber everything?"
Shadowcaller säger:
I mean… a human can't even remember their childhood
Aegnor säger:
'I remember too much.'
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor gazes at the fire again.
Aegnor säger:
((Hey Happy, RP a bit. I missed a line I wanted to say. ))
Happy säger:
um, what?
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor cringes from pain as he switches his weight off from his leg.
Aegnor säger:
'I wonder how this happened…'
Aegnor säger:
'I think I remember these arrow wounds… but these slashes are all new.'
Happy säger:
sorry, guys, i'm all fuzzy headed
Aegnor säger:
((No problem. ))
Aegnor säger:
((Maybe you should go to sleep.))
Happy säger:
The barbarian falls asleep at the fire since her player can't keep up
Aegnor säger:
((Yeah. ))
Shadowcaller säger:
Well you didin't have then when I meet you
Shadowcaller säger:
(good night)
Aegnor säger:
'Oh, and that's another thing in which we can't compare. We don't require sleep.'
Aegnor säger:
(Night)
Happy säger:
*poof*

Happy har lämnat konversationen.

Shadowcaller säger:
You don't?
Shadowcaller säger:
How is that even possible?
Aegnor säger:
'We have to trance, some hours per night'
Aegnor säger:
'Much less than you.
Shadowcaller säger:
Natural magic?
Aegnor säger:
'Probably just something to do with elven physiology.'
Aegnor säger:
'I found it amusing, when I first heard of it…'
Aegnor säger:
'Not only are your lives a lot shorter'
Aegnor säger:
'but you also sleep half of it'
Aegnor säger:
'I thought you'd never get anything done.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Its not really like that"
Aegnor säger:
'But you do… You've done a lot of things… Some are great. Others…'
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor gestures towards the cursed forest
Shadowcaller säger:
You think we did that?
Aegnor säger:
'Dwarves do not practice nature magic.'
Aegnor säger:
'Not even such a perverted form of it.'
Shadowcaller säger:
How could the humans enter your tree then?
Aegnor säger:
'We let them. After a long debate… to escape the horrible wars on the Low Grounds.'
Aegnor säger:
'You've been there… What's it like?'
Aegnor säger:
'Is everything still black and charred and dead?'
Shadowcaller säger:
Um… seems quite okay, if you don't count that acid see
Shadowcaller säger:
Well there was a forest… we burned down
Aegnor säger:
'That seems to be our usual course when we meet any vegetation, eh?'
Aegnor säger:
'Still. I'm glad things have started to grow there.'
Aegnor säger:
'Maybe the humans will descend back to their own lands some day.'
Shadowcaller säger:
((Didin't you burn down everything?))
Aegnor säger:
'Maybe the elves can return.'
Aegnor säger:
((I burnt the forest up here. ))
Shadowcaller säger:
Hm, you seems to be a bit.. different
Shadowcaller säger:
deeper
Aegnor säger:
((Nigma burnt the low ground one))
Aegnor säger:
'I lost my mind. And got it back. It has such effects.'
Shadowcaller säger:
I could not stand you some days ago
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor sounds odd, calmly analyzing his own mind.
Aegnor säger:
'I have been through… things you couldn't. I shouldn't say that, I've seen you can take a lot. But still.'
Aegnor säger:
'It's going to have it's effects on me.'
Aegnor säger:
'Don't be worried if I… change, a bit. But if my eyes switch colour, you better run.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Hehe, I wish I knew what was going on inside your head right now"
Shadowcaller säger:
You have so many sides…
Aegnor säger:
'The deepness of my thought would drown your puny MIND, MORTAL!'
Aegnor säger:
'Bwahahahahaha.'
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor smiled.
Shadowcaller säger:
Now you sound like the druid we meet
Aegnor säger:
'Would you like to learn how to play this?' Aegnor asks, showing his kazoo.
Aegnor säger:
'Druid? He might have thought he was…'
Aegnor säger:
'But there are no druids in these lands anymore.'
Aegnor säger:
'No real ones.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"He seemed pretty drudic to me, he talked about "true nature"
Aegnor säger:
'Bah. You've seen what his 'true nature' is. You believe him for an instant?'
Aegnor säger:
The last of the druids fled, with the last of the elves.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Sorry, anture is something beoynd me."
Shadowcaller säger:
*nature
Aegnor säger:
'First there were elves. We let in the druids and it did us good. But then we let in other humans, fleeing from the war. And in the end, we had to flee ourselves.'
Aegnor säger:
'Nature is something in all of us. You are a part of it, you just do not realize it.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"I'm not sure I want to be…"
Aegnor säger:
'Nobody can choose what they are born as.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Magic is a way to lift yourself above nature
Aegnor säger:
'Magic is only a part of nature in itself.'
Shadowcaller säger:
I thought magic was something untatural
Aegnor säger:
'All magic comes from nature. Didn't you know that the humans on the Lower Ground were unable to use magic after they destroyed their world? They invented horrible machines of war to do what magic had done before.'
Shadowcaller säger:
*unatural
Aegnor säger:
How can something 'unnatural' exist?
Shadowcaller säger:
"was what we saw in that forest "natural" then?"
Aegnor säger:
Nature is all that is, everything living. The machines, the men of metal. Those aren't natural.'
Aegnor säger:
'The forest… it was twisted. But as long as it was alive, it was natural.'
Aegnor säger:
'But if man were to create a tree, a forest, from metal… It would not be a forest.'
Aegnor säger:
'It would not die, which is man's greatest wish, but it would never really live.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"That whisperong worm then, what was that?"
Aegnor säger:
'That is a perversion of magic. It is a being that wishes to bring the war to the Upper Plane.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Hm, I wish i could understand half of that, you speak in riddles…"
Aegnor säger:
'Such the way is, of people of elvish nature.' Aegnor grins.
Aegnor säger:
'Think of this. Humankind often boasts with their greatest achievements. You can determine the life-force and strength of their empire by asking for these.'
Aegnor säger:
'The strong, natural ones will give you something new, something living, while the decayed ones will show you pictures of former glory, sculptures of things that once lived.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Cessie smiles a bit for the first time, "well I prefere to live in a house instead of a tree, balance sounds complicated"
Aegnor säger:
Aegnor motions at Happy. 'There you see a race that is in it's prime, full of life and strong. The 'civilized' people call them barbarians.'
Aegnor säger:
'But the civilized people often portray us elves as the most civilized of all.'
Aegnor säger:
'We are simply a refined form of 'barbarians'.
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well, what do you see in me then? I think I lived in a city…"
Shadowcaller säger:
"I'm not feeling very familiar here."
Shadowcaller säger:
Its odd… a giganitc tree
Shadowcaller säger:
The dwarves didin't like it either it seems
Shadowcaller säger:
"I'm not sure I want all that you speak of. To me nature only have been a provider… or atleast I think I remember that."
Aegnor säger:
'But you keep misunderstanding. Nature isn't only the plants and animals. It's the planet. The earth, the water, the air we breathe. Without nature, nothing real would exist.'
Aegnor säger:
'You might have lived in a city, but cities get their food from the country, their energy from the sun and their waters from the lakes and rivers.'
Aegnor säger:
'Cities are shelters, made by humans, to shield themselves from the more destructive sides of nature.'
Aegnor säger:
'Elves do not need shelters.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"We got different defenitions then." To me nature is only the things we have not touched yet
Shadowcaller säger:
when we..modify it, it becomes a part of us
Aegnor säger:
'Then we are indeed more 'civilized' than you.' Aegnor grins. 'There isn't a part of nature we haven't touched.'
Aegnor säger:
'Nature doesn't exist for us. It doesn't exist for elves or human beings. It exists regardless of us.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"So, elfs are better then?"
Aegnor säger:
'We are different.'
Aegnor säger:
'I do not claim to know all.'
Shadowcaller säger:
It sounds like you are more "complete that we ever be"
Aegnor säger:
'It might be that you are correct and nature is only a tool for our betterment'
Aegnor säger:
'But I believe that we are only parasites. Things that cannot exist without nature.'
Aegnor säger:
'No… not parasites.'
Aegnor säger:
'Symbiants'
Aegnor säger:
'We give and we take. We modify nature for nature aspires to change, evolve.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"I don't like being depended on anything except for magic…"
Aegnor säger:
'You depend on magic to bring you food, air, water? What can you do again, fireballs and modify the light?'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well… I remember something about uses magic as "life"
Aegnor säger:
And what difference it is to be dependant on nature than to depend on magic? Magic isn't any more reliable. Magic can be your trusted friend or your worst enemy but it will never be your servant.'
Shadowcaller säger:
If you master it enough…
Shadowcaller säger:
magic becomes your must trusted friend
Aegnor säger:
You cannot master magic, just as you cannot master nature.
Shadowcaller säger:
More reliable then nature atleast
Aegnor säger:
You learn of ways to use magic, not ways to create magic or force it.
Shadowcaller säger:
What is the difference between a druid and a wizard then?
Aegnor säger:
'Now think. Without magic, nature would be perfectly reliable. It would always do one thing when another thing happens.'
Aegnor säger:
'Druids, they learn ways to use nature and modify it. Wizards learn the same things for magic.'
Aegnor säger:
'The most powerful ones… learn both.'
Aegnor säger:
'The borders get shaky.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well to me magic feels much closer, much more then I feel the wind on my face, or the food I eat."
Shadowcaller säger:
Its… me
Aegnor säger:
'You are closer to magic. But that also means you're close to nature. They are paraller lines. Magic is a part of nature. Nature is a part of magic.'
Aegnor säger:
'Magic doesn't exist without nature. Nature would never have been without magic.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Is there anything outside natures gasp then? Or is everything a part of it as you claims?"
Aegnor säger:
'Nature is a creation of magic which sustains it and has attained self sustaining abilities.'
Aegnor säger:
'Magic could be viewed as a living thing, a being so far over our understanding that we can barely think about it.'
Aegnor säger:
'It creates to live, to sustain itself.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Hm, so its like your god then?"
Aegnor säger:
'God? What is god. Creator? If you mean what I think has created us and everything… Indeed.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well there is more then one god.."
Aegnor säger:
'We cannot comprehend the higher planes of existance, but our own is just a leaf, a petal of a flower which the magic uses for it's sustenance.'
Aegnor säger:
'The human, and dwarf, gods are just beings of magic. You could become one. '
Shadowcaller säger:
"You could?"
Aegnor säger:
'you ever wondered why elves don't have a god?'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well with my memory loss… no"
Aegnor säger:
'Elves have shrines to these beings. They are called deities. But God, the Creator, is, to elves, the Creation.'
Aegnor säger:
'Deities are a part of magic, which is a part of nature.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well, you mentioned something about higher planes."
Shadowcaller säger:
And that worm…
Aegnor säger:
'That was just me getting philosophical.' Aegnor sighs. 'I have that habit.'
Aegnor säger:
'You see. When you think of Magic as a living being, feeding off the Creation… You can imagine the world how it sees it.'
Aegnor säger:
'What if there are other forms of life, beings like it?'
Shadowcaller säger:
That thought actually hit me…
Aegnor säger:
'And they have their own world, their own rules, their own Creation.
Aegnor säger:
'And then, their own Magic.'
Shadowcaller säger:
So your saying…
Aegnor säger:
'Those are the higher planes of existance.'
Aegnor säger:
'Elven philosophy. Have I actually found a human that can listen to it and not fall asleep?'
Shadowcaller säger:
Hehe, I'm still awake
Shadowcaller säger:
I'm intrested in this stuff
Aegnor säger:
((We're creating our own pretty epic setting. ))
Aegnor säger:
((Remember to save this conversation.))
Shadowcaller säger:
I want… something to fill my empty head with
Shadowcaller säger:
((I will))
Aegnor säger:
'It is horrible, to have one's experiences stripped away.'
Aegnor säger:
'But it is also a new beginning. A possibility.'
Shadowcaller säger:
((You know, it is similar to what I planned))
Aegnor säger:
'You can fill your mind with new, without getting stuck to your old structures of thought.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Yeah, and right now magic fills the holes
Shadowcaller säger:
Its the only thing I really reme,ber
Aegnor säger:
'The greatest possibilities, the greatest dangers but also the greatest rewards one's mind can unlock lie in demolishing all structure.'
Aegnor säger:
'It can drive you insane, destroy your capability to think, or it can let you understand things that you couldn't before.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"IS that worm another reality?"
Aegnor säger:
'The worm is a perversion of a deity.'
Aegnor säger:
'It's not above nature.'
Aegnor säger:
'It's something new, something which has no place in the natural order.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"So a "new" nature?"
Aegnor säger:
'When the war destroyed the lower plane, the humans there found that they couldn't use magic anymore.'
Aegnor säger:
'They created horrible machines of death and unleashed them on each other.'
Aegnor säger:
'But all the living humans still had magic inside them.'
Aegnor säger:
'When they died, it couldn't join the natural order, the Flow.'
Aegnor säger:
'It gathered…'
Aegnor säger:
'And became things like that.'
Shadowcaller säger:
So the worm… is dead humans?
Aegnor säger:
'Dead life.'
Aegnor säger:
'The absence of anything that lives, the absence of nature.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Why did it want you?
Shadowcaller säger:
Is there somehting special you can do?
Aegnor säger:
'It wants to spread the death. Life is already claiming back the Lower Plane.'
Aegnor säger:
'It wants to exist, just like us all.'
Aegnor säger:
'The Lower Plane had no elves and only elves can go to the Highest Plane'
Shadowcaller säger:
How do you go to a different plane?
Shadowcaller säger:
If magic comes from the lower…
Aegnor säger:
These Planes aren't the Planes of Existance.
Aegnor säger:
It's just the common term. The floating trees are Upper Plane
Aegnor säger:
the Earth has the Lower Plane
Aegnor säger:
and the elves… they fled even higher.
Shadowcaller säger:
I missunderstood you, elfs do speak in riddles..
Shadowcaller säger:
Even higher? how can they live up there?
Shadowcaller säger:
It never rains…
Shadowcaller säger:
isn't that a part of nature?
Aegnor säger:
'The strongest elves can use the nature in ways your druids cannot even imagine.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Our druids? Humans have druids?
Aegnor säger:
'Druids are humans. Elves do not have such a profession.'
Aegnor säger:
'You could say all elves are druids.'
Aegnor säger:
'I am one of the last elves left upon the Upper Plane.
Aegnor säger:
'And the elves have decided never again to let the other races follow them.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"So what killed you all off?"
Shadowcaller säger:
Didin't you build any defences?
Aegnor säger:
'You.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Thats a generalization…
Aegnor säger:
'How does a being of nature defend itself from the absence of nature?'
Aegnor säger:
'We struggled. We died. And we fled.'
Shadowcaller säger:
The humans brought…the worm here?
Aegnor säger:
'The other races. We let them flee the war and the death, but some of them brought it with them.'
Aegnor säger:
'We didn't know that could happen.'
Aegnor säger:
'And now we're determined to never let it happen again.'
Shadowcaller säger:
well from the looks of it there aren't many of you left…
Shadowcaller säger:
The graves we found had been tainted
Shadowcaller säger:
At least acording to the dwarfs
Aegnor säger:
'I haven't seen another elf in the last hundred and twenty years.'
Shadowcaller säger:
…do you think there is any of you left?
Aegnor säger:
'I don't know.'
Aegnor säger:
'But I'm certain some still live.'
Aegnor säger:
'Life is hard to defeat.'
Shadowcaller säger:
You see yourself as life?
Aegnor säger:
'We are a race of beings, just like you. And just like we theorized, Magic.'
Aegnor säger:
'There is a legend… of an elf ascending to the next Existential Plane.'
Aegnor säger:
'But it's only a legend.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Another type of plane?
Shadowcaller säger:
And what did he do? Become some uber god?
Aegnor säger:
I see you cannot keep the elven philosophy in your mind.' Aegnor smiles.
Aegnor säger:
'The next existential plane is the plane of life beings such as Magic live.'
Aegnor säger:
'The elf became… magic. But of a new kind.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Yeah all humans are simpleminded"
Aegnor säger:
'It is rumoured that the highest society of the elves can still use that magic.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"So… its magic thats better then out magic?"
Aegnor säger:
'I didn't know you're into self-bashing.'
Aegnor säger:
'Humans might not understand it all but then again, most elves have studied it for centuries'
Aegnor säger:
((Still no sarcasm detection.))
Shadowcaller säger:
I'm not, its just seems like you really are better then us
Shadowcaller säger:
((
))
Aegnor säger:
'We are, in some ways. In other ways, we are weaker.'
Shadowcaller säger:
I mean, what do we got you don't?"
Aegnor säger:
'You are… sturdier.'
Aegnor säger:
'You adapt, you survive in circumstances elves would've long gone.'
Aegnor säger:
'There are humans in the Lower Plane, still.'
Aegnor säger:
'They are alive.'
Aegnor säger:
'Elves are dying from the Upper Plane.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well, I was there, don't seems like a such bad palce
Shadowcaller säger:
*palce
Shadowcaller säger:
was some villages there…
Shadowcaller säger:
*place
Aegnor säger:
'you see?'
Aegnor säger:
'Humans live on.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"Well I would like to trade that for immortallity any time"
Aegnor säger:
'And the machines of death. They aren't the only kinds of machines humans have produced.'
Shadowcaller säger:
And magic can grant that
Aegnor säger:
'Immortality…'
Aegnor säger:
'Is it the only thing humans work towards?'
Aegnor säger:
'What is the goal in spending your life to lenghten it.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"You are already immortal, you would not understand
Shadowcaller säger:
You grow old and dull…
Aegnor säger:
'Oh, believe me. Sometimes I'd rather not.'
Aegnor säger:
'There are plenty of times where I've wished I would die.'
Shadowcaller säger:
There is no freedom in death
Aegnor säger:
'Oh but there is.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Not to me its not
Aegnor säger:
'Death is only a new beginning.'
Aegnor säger:
'You are taken by Magic, the Flow. Used as sustenance. And then used to create new.'
Shadowcaller säger:
I don't belive all that mind stuff
Shadowcaller säger:
I rather live forever
Aegnor säger:
'That is because you cannot think of a different type of existance.'
Shadowcaller säger:
And magic can grant me… will grant me that
Aegnor säger:
'You cannot imagine living in a different form.'
Shadowcaller säger:
I don't simply
Aegnor säger:
'Even if you find a way to live forever from your magic, what good does it bring you? What do you aspire towards afterwards?'
Shadowcaller säger:
I remember something about humans who have used undeath to become immortal
Aegnor säger:
'Yes. Liches.'
Aegnor säger:
'They exist forever, in their form, but they do not live.'
Aegnor säger:
'They can think but they cannot feel.'
Aegnor säger:
'They cannot aspire of better.'
Shadowcaller säger:
"It beats death…
Aegnor säger:
'A lich could spend an eternity locked in a coffin. Wouldn't think anything of it.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Well, if you have already lived your life then?
Aegnor säger:
'If you have really lived, you do not think of such things.'
Aegnor säger:
'If you have experienced all that your life has to offer, you want to pass on.'
Aegnor säger:
'That is what living is. To experience new.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Bah, don't get me there Aegnor
Shadowcaller säger:
I know what I want…
Aegnor säger:
'…and you're going to waste your life getting it or die trying.'
Shadowcaller säger:
How can you live if you din't fear death?
Shadowcaller säger:
*don't
Aegnor säger:
'I fear death as in the absence of life.'
Aegnor säger:
'I do not fear passing on after my time is due.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Well, thats what I feel
Aegnor säger:
'For I know that it is just a transition to another form of Creation.'
Shadowcaller säger:
Bah, I think i have other theories
Aegnor säger:
You can theorize all you want.
Aegnor säger:
It won't change life.
Aegnor säger:
You're the kind of person who, if told he was trapped in a magical device that made you imagine everything about the world, would shrug and say 'What does it matter? This is real enough.'
Aegnor säger:
I, on the other hand, would always wonder… What was the 'real' world like.
Shadowcaller säger:
"Maybe to you death is not the end, but to me and others like me it is, we can't trust such empty promises as rebrith
Aegnor säger:
'And you fear the ending?'
Shadowcaller säger:
I do
Aegnor säger:
'Be it a happy or a sad ending an ending is just that. It is what happens after all that is your life has gone.'
Aegnor säger:
'You cannot avoid it.'
Shadowcaller säger:
with magic we can…
Aegnor säger:
'No.'
Shadowcaller säger:
That is proven atleast
Aegnor säger:
'with magic, you could live millions of years.'
Aegnor säger:
'But once the Magic gets devoured, by something even greater'
Aegnor säger:
'you would be gone.'
Aegnor säger:
'and then you would be reborn.'
Shadowcaller säger:
This is all theories
Shadowcaller säger:
I trust in waht I can feel, what I touch
Shadowcaller säger:
*what
Shadowcaller säger:
How do you know what happends? have you ever died?
Aegnor säger:
Yes.
Shadowcaller säger:
Is that elfish irony or something?
Aegnor säger:
If you would live millions of years locked in a steel coffin, kept alive by magic and shielded from all outside influences, you still wouldn't have lived half the life of a person who was born, raised by loving parents, felt true love, got married and died to disease at the age of fourty.
Aegnor säger:
Life isn't about time.
Aegnor säger:
It's about experiences.
Shadowcaller säger:
To me it is
Shadowcaller säger:
Time and existance is the same thing
Shadowcaller säger:
The more we live, the more we experince
Aegnor säger:
I cannot understand such mindset.
Aegnor säger:
The desire to live longer
Aegnor säger:
is the desire to experience more.
Shadowcaller säger:
Well I can not understand yours
Aegnor säger:
But when you give up experiencing feelings, experiencing love, experiencing what the world has just to live longer
Shadowcaller säger:
You already live extremly long
Aegnor säger:
what does it give us.
Aegnor säger:
No elf has ever died of old age.
Shadowcaller säger:
Can't you understand other creatures desire to live as long as you do
Aegnor säger:
'I can understand the desire to live on, if it is the desire to experience more.'
Aegnor säger:
'but I cannot understand desiring to live just for the sake of living.
Shadowcaller säger:
Exactly, I want to live for knowledge
Aegnor säger:
But then, once you know everything there is on this side…
Aegnor säger:
…wouldn't you want to see what dying is like?
Shadowcaller säger:
There is always somthing more,
Aegnor säger:
What it is like to be something else?
Shadowcaller säger:
Well I'm more down to earth
Shadowcaller säger:
Everything I can feel right now is real
Aegnor säger:
'How do you know?'
Shadowcaller säger:
everything else i just fantasies
Aegnor säger:
'Magic can fake your feelings.'
Shadowcaller säger:
How do you know there is something more?
Aegnor säger:
'It can fake everything you sense.'
Aegnor säger:
'Since it is everything you sense.'
Aegnor säger:
'How do you know there isn't?'
Shadowcaller säger:
Well, I rather bet on what I have then what I might gain
Aegnor säger:
'Why would I want to live on in misery and drudgery when I can summon the courage to go on, to see if something more exists myself?'

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