Kyou 7

[14:48] Wolfbane: moc.liamtoh|norewes#moc.liamtoh|norewes says (8:49 PM):
Zubera: "Is that suggestion brother? We start searching for a opposite that may or may not exist?
Wolfbane says (8:58 PM):
"I would search. Even on the slightest chance.
[14:49] Shadowcaller: Zubera: "Brother, I would glady accept such a thing, if you would find it, but I doubt you will, there is only one way and that is the way of hunger…"
[14:50] Wolfbane: "So you are going to let the hunger consume you even when there is a chance you don't have to?"
[14:52] Shadowcaller: "Why then have we not found it yet? If we had any knowledge of such a thing we would get it, but sadly no, we know only one cure to this affliction."

[14:54] Wolfbane: "Is it possible that you have not found it because you have not searched? It is easy to miss something if you are not looking for it. But now that you know there /may/ be something out there, it would be easier to notice signs of it's existence. It could be hiding."
[14:55] Wolfbane: (Oh dear lord… I'm getting into a philisophical argument with a crazy goddess.)
[14:58] Shadowcaller: "Hiding… what could fill me brother? What could cease such a hunger? I am no one, yet I need to be."
[14:58] Shadowcaller: "I am just a face brother, I didn't even have a name when I died… tell me, did you earn one?"
[15:00] Wolfbane: "Yes. I have. One was a stigma, the other is my true name. The first was Wolfbane. My true name, is Promise."
[15:01] Shadowcaller: "I am pleased… that you earned such a name."
[15:01] Shadowcaller: "The first one was not you Promise, the second.. that is you."
[15:02] Wolfbane: "Thank you brother. But, I have a question for you Zubera. If you are no one, then who were you before you became a goddess?"
[15:03] Shadowcaller: "We are your brother Promise, we are all our faces, but to answer your question, we were no one but our masks when we become risen."
[15:04] Shadowcaller: "We had become nothing but our masks, our roles."
[15:04] Wolfbane: "But weren't you once something other than your masks? A person?"
[15:06] Shadowcaller: "I can't remember, we are the masks of that person in that case, we don't have the memories of the thing that became the void."
[15:08] Wolfbane: "But what matters is that you were someone once, and maybe you can be again."
[15:09] Shadowcaller: "Then tell me how brother? How can possible the void become a person again?"
[15:11] Wolfbane: Promise shrugs. "Find the one that can fill it. I do not /know/ that such a one exists, but I believe that one must."
[15:13] Murska: (According to last session, Aegnor is guarding Hope.)
[15:13] Shadowcaller: "You carry no answers, only vague promises… we can't live on that, we can't let the void devour us beacuse of that."
[15:13] Happy: (Yeah, want her to wake up?)
[15:14] Murska: (*shrug* I'm fine either way.)
[15:15] Wolfbane: "I am truely sorry that I don't carry answers. I wish it were otherwise. But haven't you acted on a hope, a mere suggestion that something was there?"
[15:15] Happy: Hope awakes abruptly, with a sharp gasp, and reaching for her sword. Which isn't there.
[15:16] Murska: Aegnor quickly moves to her. 'Hope?'
[15:16] Happy: Simone: "Maybe you not hate me, but you thought I was bad person."
[15:17] Shadowcaller: "We live beacuse we have to, while the void consume us, it also substains us, it wants ut to keep going."
[15:17] Murska: (Well, according to a very lawful definition… :P)
[15:17] Shadowcaller: "It don't want to be alone…"
[15:17] Happy: Hope looks around, unseeing for a moment, and then suddenly her eyes seem to focus on him. She reaches for him and touches his face frantically.
[15:17] Wolfbane: (Who says that last part? Zubera?)
[15:18] Shadowcaller: (yes.)
[15:18] Murska: Aegnor suppresses his instinct of recoiling. 'Yeah, I'm here.'
[15:19] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "I don't know you Simone, I only thought your acts were bad, until now that is, people are judged by their acts after all."
[15:19] Happy: Hope: "I th-thought…." She sits back, seeming to finally be conscious. "I'm sorry."
[15:20] Happy: Simone: "I still have so much to learn."
[15:22] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Yes, I think I have a few things to learn to, we all do."
[15:22] Shadowcaller: *too
[15:22] Wolfbane: Promise looks saddened. "All I thought was that maybe there is someone who can make it so you are not alone. Don't you wish it to be so? I know no one /wants/ to be alone, so you should just take a look around and search for any signs of what I have said. If you find it, you would never be alone again."
[15:24] Shadowcaller: "We are the only ones that are close ot it Promise, we the masks, thats why it wants more and more of them, to not be alone again."
[15:24] Shadowcaller: (Zubera.)
[15:24] Happy: "Will you tell Mr Arik I am sorry? He was very nice to me."
[15:25] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "He is not here right now, but I will be the first one that tells him that once he returns…"
[15:26] Murska: 'It's nothing. Are you all right? I was worried when I saw you…'
[15:26] Happy: Simone: "Thank you."
[15:27] Shadowcaller: *to
[15:27] Wolfbane: "Zubera, just know that whatever you say, there is at least one who cares. Me. Just think on what I have said."
[15:28] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Its the least I could do Simone… and tell me, did you really kill someone when you were 10 years old?"
[15:29] Happy: Hope: "I d-don't know. The void… pursues me."
[15:29] Shadowcaller: Zubera: "Could you try to fill it then Promise? COuld you stop the hunger?"
[15:29] Murska: (Yay Happy, your brute finally beat mine with a level advantage. :P)
[15:30] Murska: (I missed 5 or so club hits. :()
[15:30] Wolfbane: "I wouldn't know how."
[15:31] Wolfbane: (Ugh! 1-2 more exp and I'll be level 6, but I have no fights!)
[15:31] Murska: 'You're safe from it here. None of us, and least of all Promise, would let anything happen to you.'
[15:31] Murska: (Pupils = unfair. :P)
[15:31] Murska: (I'm not even lev5)
[15:32] Murska: (well, I am lev5 now)
[15:32] Shadowcaller: "Come Promise, come into the circle."
[15:32] Murska: (attacked by like 10 people at once and won all OO)
[15:33] Happy: brb
[15:34] Wolfbane: Promise approaches the circle and enters it.
[15:35] Wolfbane: (He is doomed, isn't he?)
[15:35] Shadowcaller: (Test of faith)
[15:35] Murska: (Would be rather cruel of him)
[15:35] Murska: ('I'll always be with you'
[15:35] Murska: (then 'NO WAY *run away*')
[15:35] Wolfbane: (:P)
[15:36] Shadowcaller: Zubera takes of your brothers face, she is a girl again
[15:36] Shadowcaller: Then she takes off that face too, she is a old man
[15:37] Shadowcaller: That face is removed, and that one and that one…
[15:37] Happy: Simone: "That what they tell me. I stab him and run. Not wait to see what happen. Later someone tell me he die of it."
[15:38] Happy: Hope: "I think if she d-decided to t-take me, Promise couldn't prevent her."
[15:38] Shadowcaller: Finally you stand before what look very much like the attractive woman you saw earlier, but instead of a face, there is a black hole
[15:39] Murska: 'If not he alone, then all of us together.'
[15:39] Shadowcaller: You can feel yourself drawn to that black hole, like it wants to consume you
[15:40] Happy: (grocery delivery)
[15:42] Shadowcaller: She comes closer, puts her hands on you shoulders, all you can starre at is that black hole
[15:42] Shadowcaller: *stare
[15:44] Wolfbane: Promise keeps looking, trying not to be daunted and waits for her to say something.
[15:45] Shadowcaller: Suddenly you can see images of a stage before your eyes
[15:45] Shadowcaller: ANd notices that you are no longer in the inn
[15:45] Shadowcaller: You are a gigantic stage, much larger then the one you and Hope were at
[15:46] Wolfbane: (One that all the world could fit on? :P)
[15:47] Shadowcaller: You can hear the audience but not see them, that part of the theatre lies in darknees
[15:50] Shadowcaller: /Are you going to play her now?/
[15:50] Shadowcaller: /Play your role maks./
[15:50] Shadowcaller: *mask
[15:50] Wolfbane: /Play who?/
[15:51] Shadowcaller: /Play us./
[15:51] Shadowcaller: /No… you are not a part of us, what are you doing here?/
[15:52] Wolfbane: /I was speaking to Zubera when I appeared here./
[15:53] Shadowcaller: The voice seems to ignore you /If you are not going to play then you can leave./
[15:53] Happy: Hope seems comforted. "Yes. T-together."
[15:54] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "I would be terrified if I had known I had killed someone like that… were you?"
[15:54] Wolfbane: /What happens if I play?/
[15:54] Shadowcaller: /You become a part of the play./
[15:55] Shadowcaller: /Thats what we are here for, to play, to be someone./
[15:55] Wolfbane: /And if I do not wish you play 'yet'?/
[15:56] Shadowcaller: /There is no one else to play, only us, we must do it if you do not wish to be consumed,/
[15:57] Happy: Simone looks at Cessie with a fierce expression. "No. I /glad/ he dead. Make me know for first time I strong enough to survive without Mamma."
[15:58] Murska: Aegnor hugs Hope. 'We're all here for you, just like you've been here for us.'
[15:59] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "If you see it that way, no one derserve to die after all, but we must do what we must to survive."
[15:59] Wolfbane: (So they are asking him to die?)
[16:00] Shadowcaller: (USe your imagination, you are on a stage, think outside the box.)
[16:01] Happy: "Man like that, if he not get me, he try for someone else. And maybe she not have knife or not fast runner. Good that he is dead."
[16:02] Shadowcaller: "Well, if he tried to kill you, or rape you, all the laws wqould be on your side Simone, I see nothing wrong with what you did ."
[16:02] Shadowcaller: *would
[16:03] Happy: Hope smiles, but there is still a haunted look in her eyes. "We'll always be together, right?"
[16:04] Murska: 'Always.'
[16:05] Murska: (Aegnor decides it best to say that even if he can't guarantee it in any way.)
[16:05] Shadowcaller: (What would Aegnor do in Promises situation?)
[16:05] Wolfbane: /Then I am truely sorry. It is not yet my time to act. Someday, it will be, then I shall gladly do so. In fact, I look forward to it./
[16:07] Shadowcaller: A part of the darknees loosen itself and comes toward you
[16:07] Shadowcaller: *darkness
[16:07] Murska: (Not sure. Probably say something about 'not acting something when you can be something instead')
[16:08] Murska: (SC: Remember that Total War game rule idea thingy we were tossing around a long time ago?)
[16:08] Shadowcaller: (I do.)
[16:08] Murska: (found the .txt :P)
[16:08] Shadowcaller: (Really?)
[16:08] Murska: (yup)
[16:08] Murska: (want it?)
[16:09] Shadowcaller: (Well, it would be pretty much like insanowar…)
[16:09] Shadowcaller: (Sure, why now?)
[16:09] Murska: (Very much more structured. :P)
[16:09] Murska: (sent)
[16:09] Shadowcaller: Okay, need to log on to MSN <.<
[16:10] Happy: Simone thinks of saying something about how little the law actually protected the underclass, but decides she's been argumentative enough. "Can I still borrow books? Is that okay?"
[16:10] Happy: Hope: "Kuori was right. Zubera needs to be hunted and killed."
[16:11] Shadowcaller: "Well, of course it is, you may burrow any book you like Simone."
[16:11] Wolfbane: Promise watches the darkness.
[16:11] Murska: (Suddenly, GRUES! THOUSANDS OF THEM!)
[16:11] Wolfbane: (:P)
[16:12] Murska: 'We have the problem of that other Speaker, too. Maybe we should concentrate on one enemy at a time.'
[16:12] Shadowcaller: It moves closer, you can see that it looks like the black hole…
[16:13] Wolfbane: Promsie watches it warily ready to move in case something happens.
[16:13] Happy: "Yes. And avenging Ai."
[16:14] Shadowcaller: (Well, considering a black hole is moving toward you… I would say something happends.)
[16:14] Shadowcaller: *happens
[16:14] Wolfbane: (:P something aggressive or hostile looking happens. Unless the hole is hostile that is)
[16:15] Shadowcaller: (Clue: It is the void, I would say that makes it /very/ dangeorus.)
[16:15] Wolfbane: (ah, okay)
[16:15] Wolfbane: Promise looks around him for the way out.
[16:16] Shadowcaller: Since its a stage, you can either go for the audience or leave in any direction behind the curtains
[16:16] Murska: (Bright as a flash, the realization hit him… the shapes in the void, the swirling energies… They weren't chaotic, they were just monstrously complex. The pattern, the shape, the method to their madness and the unrelenting logic of their cold existance hit him all at once. His mind could not take it any more.)
[16:17] Wolfbane: (This is /not/ HP Lovecraft :P)
[16:17] Murska: (Hey, I wrote that myself into my english exam.)
[16:17] Murska: (Was bored and scribbled something to the back.)
[16:17] Wolfbane: (Nice)
[16:17] Murska: (Then I drew an almost black orb, but it didn't quite turn out right. :P)
[16:18] Wolfbane: Promise tries to go behind the curtains to look for a way out.
[16:19] Wolfbane: (Wait…)
[16:19] Wolfbane: (If this is a stage, and he is here by mind… can't he imagine something to fill it?)
[16:19] Shadowcaller: As you go behind the stage you bump into something, a old man you recognize him as one of the masks Zubera had
[16:19] Wolfbane: (Or does it not work like that?)
[16:20] Shadowcaller: (You figure out how it works:P)
[16:20] Shadowcaller: The void makes a huge hole in the curtains
[16:21] Shadowcaller: "Act, there is no other way." Says the old man
[16:21] Wolfbane: /'How' do I act? Do I just think of something and it appears?/
[16:22] Shadowcaller: "Act, be a part of us."
[16:22] Shadowcaller: "Those who don't will be consumed!"
[16:22] Shadowcaller: (You are free to give Wolfy advice here.)
[16:23] Shadowcaller: (OOC that is.)
[16:23] Happy: (a monologue about freedom and individuality :P)
[16:23] Wolfbane: "I was told that I could leave if I was not here to act."
[16:24] Shadowcaller: "Leave is to be consumed."
[16:24] Shadowcaller: (you better run, the void is right behind you.)
[16:24] Wolfbane: Promise runs, keeping ahead of the void, thinking.
[16:25] Shadowcaller: You can see more persons that you remember to one of Zubera's many faces.
[16:25] Shadowcaller: As you try to escape the void
[16:25] Wolfbane: Promise has an idea. /If all life is a masqerade and if a masquerade is a play, then I have always acted and I am still acting. I have never stopped nor will ever stop!/
[16:26] Shadowcaller: You come into a maze, four doors, three corridors and one ladder leading to an upper level
[16:27] Shadowcaller: /You will act for us, be a part of us, while you may act outside you was yourself, now you will be us./
[16:27] Shadowcaller: *that was yourself
[16:28] Wolfbane: Promise starts climbing the ladder. /Then I already am acting for you. That is what any action is. An act that is done/
[16:29] Shadowcaller: /No, you are yourself, not yet a part of the whole, you don't act like us, you act outside the stage./
[16:30] Shadowcaller: You come up to the upper level, where the curtains are pulled and the lanterns are, you can barely see anything here, despite your amazing view of the whole theatre
[16:31] Wolfbane: /But "All the World is a Stage". That means that I have always been a part of the whole, here, or otherwise./ He goes towards the curtains.
[16:32] Shadowcaller: /There is a difference, we have real acts and pretence acts, you are not pretending to be us, you are still yourself./
[16:33] Shadowcaller: The void is floating up the ladder after you
[16:36] Wolfbane: Promise looks for a nearby rope. /I have almost always pretended not to be myself. I pretended to want to die when I wanted to live. I pretend to be strong and brave in face of fear when those around me know 'real' courage./
[16:37] Shadowcaller: (Brb, going to eat, Ill be back in about 10 minutes.)
[16:37] Wolfbane: (Gah!)
[16:37] Shadowcaller: (<.<)
[16:47] Wolfbane: *counts off 10 minutes*
[16:54] Shadowcaller: (back.)
[16:56] Shadowcaller: /Then act that all that for us, let us get all those acts from you, we need bravery, we need a death wish, we need everything you are./
[16:56] Shadowcaller: /Just don't let us be alone!/
[16:57] Wolfbane: (Does he find a rope?)
[16:57] Shadowcaller: You see a rope close to the stage, it appears to be leadin down there again
[16:57] Shadowcaller: The void is rigth behind you
[16:58] Shadowcaller: It appears to move faster
[16:59] Wolfbane: (hmm…)
[16:59] Shadowcaller: *right
[17:01] Wolfbane: Promise goes onto the rope and climbs down as quickly as possible, dropping off when he gets close enough to the ground not to be injured. /Will I still have these afterwards or will they be gone from me forever?/
[17:04] Shadowcaller: /We want you, not your parts, we need actors, we are nothing without it./
[17:05] Wolfbane: /Will I be able to leave this place if I act?/
[17:05] Shadowcaller: /No, you are going to act for us, you will be us./
[17:06] Shadowcaller: The void is above you, bevcoming larger
[17:06] Shadowcaller: *becoming
[17:08] Wolfbane: /What is wrong with being Nothing? Even nothing is someone./
[17:08] Shadowcaller: /We are not a real person, we are only masks, acts./
[17:09] Shadowcaller: You back into the curtains again as the now huge void is covering everything in front of you
[17:10] Wolfbane: (*grumbles* give me a minute to think)
[17:10] Shadowcaller: (The answer is near…)
[17:10] Wolfbane: (What? Jump into the void?)
[17:10] Shadowcaller: (Nope.)
[17:11] Shadowcaller: (But you are on the right track.)
[17:11] Shadowcaller: (And I'm not supposed to say this <.<)
[17:12] Wolfbane: (If I touch the void, I go poof, if I act, I stay for eternity…)
[17:17] Wolfbane: (I have a few ideas, but I see them getting me "Voided")
[17:18] Shadowcaller: (Well, part of the answer lies within the void… [/mysterious])
[17:18] Murska: (hmpf hints :P
[17:18] Shadowcaller: (Murska was on the right track.)
[17:20] Wolfbane: (Hopes this is the right choice)
[17:21] Wolfbane: Promise thinks for a moment and looks at the void. "Who are you? You are obviously not /nothing/. You move, act, and in my opinion, think. You are obviously someone. Who?"
[17:22] Wolfbane: (He has no where to run anymore.)
[17:22] Shadowcaller: The void stops /No… I /was/ something, now you are me, all my masks, all my acts:/
[17:22] Wolfbane: /What were you?/
[17:23] Shadowcaller: /I am what you are, a actor, a true one, but now you all have replaced me, I don't need to be anyone anymore./
[17:24] Wolfbane: /Everyone needs to be someone and they are someone, no matter how much they believe otherwise./
[17:25] Shadowcaller: /I hated the person I was, its easier to act like someone else, to be someone else./
[17:26] Wolfbane: /Sure, it is easier, but it is not better. Why did you hate yourself?/
[17:27] Shadowcaller: /My life was dull, boring, it was nothing compared to the characters I pretended to be, I rather be them then me./
[17:28] Shadowcaller: /Nobody liked the person I were, but they liked the characters I pretended to be./
[17:30] Wolfbane: /Almost everyone wants to be someone different. It is natural. I am sure there were people that liked who you were, if you doubt that, then please, show me who you were./
[17:33] Shadowcaller: /Why do you want to see me? Would you rather not be one of my parts? You will live forever by my side, a person I can pretend to be…/
[17:37] Wolfbane: /I wish to see you because I would like to meet who you really are. I can not be part of you yet because my masquerade is not over yet./
[17:39] Shadowcaller: The void suddenly forms itself into a armored warrior, /But I can be so many more intresting things then me, I can be any character you want, I can act as anyone./
[17:40] Wolfbane: /Yes, you can, but wouldn't the greatest act be acting as yourself?/
[17:42] Shadowcaller: The voids form itself into a robbed man, he looks like the typical wizard /But I'm not a brave warriot, I'm not a wise wizard, I'm not a clever rogue… I am nothing./
[17:42] Shadowcaller: /How can I be intresting?/
[17:43] Shadowcaller: *warrior
[17:43] Wolfbane: Promise smiles. /Everyone is interesting. At least, to me./
[17:44] Shadowcaller: The wizard becomes a dark hooded man, /Why? Why would you ever care about the person begind the act? Behind the mask?/
[17:44] Shadowcaller: *behind
[17:46] Wolfbane: /Because almost anyone can be themself, but it would have to be a very talented person who can act as convincingly as you do. The person behind the mask interests me most./
[17:49] Shadowcaller: THe dark-hooded man form starts to shift, from one person to another, appearing not sure what it want to be /But… I haven't been myself for… I can hardly remember a time I have been myself, how can I possibly be myself again?/
[17:51] Wolfbane: /Can't you hear it in your voice? You are already becoming yourself again. You are close./
[17:53] Wolfbane: (Well, "voice" anyways)
[17:55] Shadowcaller: /I… am?/ The figure stops to shift, finally setteling down to a small, thin, unassuming woman.
[17:55] Shadowcaller: She looks around, confused
[17:56] Wolfbane: Promise takes a step towards her. "Is this really you?"
[17:56] Shadowcaller: "I'm not… I hardly remeber myself… can't I be someone more intresting instead?"
[17:57] Wolfbane: "I'd rather get to know the person behind the masks instead of the masks themselves."
[17:58] Shadowcaller: "Why?" She looks confused, "Why would anyone be intrested in a person behind the act.. I can't understand."
[17:59] Shadowcaller: "I need them," She points at the other persons that have gathered around you
[17:59] Shadowcaller: You know everyone here as one of Zuberas many maks
[17:59] Shadowcaller: *masks
[17:59] Wolfbane: "Because the person behind the act would have to be extremely talented in order to be able to act so well."
[18:00] Murska: (Because the person behind the act is real.)
[18:00] Wolfbane: (Shush, I was about to say that too)
[18:03] Shadowcaller: SHe looks at you, pondering over this concept "I guess I am… talented, real, but without my masks, who would I be?"
[18:03] Shadowcaller: She appears to taste every word before she spoke them
[18:04] Wolfbane: "You'd be you. You'd be real, not an act."
[18:04] Shadowcaller: "But thats what I do, I act, thats all I'm good at."
[18:09] Wolfbane: "Yes, you are /very/ good at it, but you shouldn't have to act all the time, or you lose what you really are. You may not be a brave warrior, a wise wizard, or a clever rogue, but what you are is a very talented person."
[18:09] Murska: (She totally reminds me of a way-too-immersed roleplayer/D&Der. :P)
[18:09] Wolfbane: (:P)
[18:10] Shadowcaller: (That was the idea
[18:11] Shadowcaller: "I'm not sure what I am anymore… I used to be all these persons." You guess she means all her masks
[18:13] Wolfbane: "You are yourself. It is easy to forget what you are beneath so many masks. But you should have to forget."
[18:13] Wolfbane: shouldn't*
[18:14] Shadowcaller: "What will I do with them then? If I'm someone… what are they?"
[18:15] Wolfbane: "They are also people. You can still act and wear masks, just don't forget what you really are."
[18:16] Shadowcaller: "If they are people… then I must be a monster for keeping them here." She looks like she have come to a realization
[18:16] Shadowcaller: "I need to let them go… I need to make it all better…"
[18:17] Shadowcaller: Suddenly the persons at the stage are fading away, one by one
[18:17] Wolfbane: "If you want to do it right, offer them a choice. I am sure a lot of them would love to stay and act with you and for you."
[18:18] Shadowcaller: "Why would anyone want to act with a monster like me?…"
[18:18] Shadowcaller: You can see your brother and the little girl behind some of the perons that faded away
[18:19] Wolfbane: "You are not a monster. You never were. You just didn't know what you were doing." He sees his brother. "Am I right?"
[18:20] Shadowcaller: You brother looks like he just have awoken from a long sleep.. "Brother? Whats going on? Where am I?"
[18:21] Shadowcaller: Zubera looks at him, "Who is he?"
[18:22] Wolfbane: "Brother, welcome to The Stage. This is Zubera, a very talented actor. Zubera, this is my brother."
[18:23] Shadowcaller: (Happy?)
[18:23] Wolfbane: (She said she was going to nap for an hour or two)
[18:23] Shadowcaller: (Ahh, okay.)
[18:25] Wolfbane: (want to wait for her?)
[18:25] Shadowcaller: (No need.)
[18:26] Murska: 'What… we were hunting… Why are we here?'
[18:26] Shadowcaller: Zubera appears not to want to look directly at him
[18:27] Wolfbane: "You… died during the hunt."
[18:27] Murska: (What would Promise's brother be called, anyway? And Promise himself, back before their names?)
[18:27] Wolfbane: (I'd just use Brother)
[18:28] Murska: He seems very disoriented. '…but… how?' (What do the Wolfen believe happens after death anyway?)
[18:29] Shadowcaller: (Up to wolfy.)
[18:29] Wolfbane: (Um… their souls become spirits to watch over their tribe and protect them?)
[18:30] Shadowcaller: (Lets go with that, it fits in with a thing I will throw at you later…)
[18:30] Wolfbane: (>.>)
[18:30] Shadowcaller: (I haz planz.)
[18:30] Murska: (bah, planz. :P)
[18:31] Happy: (back)
[18:32] Shadowcaller: It appears that Zubera is going trought at a deep guilt trip, just by looking at Promises brother
[18:32] Wolfbane: Promise puts a paw on his Brother's shoulder. "Do not worry about that now. Zubera was kind enough to take your soul into keeping. I would like you to return the favor and keep her company if you wish."
[18:33] Shadowcaller: "But…" She looks at you, like she is asking for advice
[18:33] Murska: 'Zubera? Who… why… why is my soul here?'
[18:35] Wolfbane: "The circumstances of your death were… different. Please do not worry about it. Trust me."
[18:37] Murska: He looks around uncertainly. 'I… guess. So I'm really dead?'
[18:37] Shadowcaller: You can hear Zuberas voice in your head /Why are you doing this? I'm the guilty one, I'm the monster that killed him../
[18:38] Wolfbane: /You did not kill him. 'I' was the one who did. And besides, you are still my goddess./
"Yes, you are."
[18:39] Murska: 'So… are you also dead?'
[18:39] Shadowcaller: Zubera to Promises Brother: "Is there anything I can do? Is there anything I can do to make you feel better?"
[18:40] Wolfbane: "No, I am only visiting."
[18:40] Murska: 'I'm… this is quite confusing. I was hunting and then…'
[18:41] Murska: He shakes his head a bit. 'How is the clan? Did you get your name?'
[18:41] Murska: (*pack, I assume)
[18:41] Wolfbane: /I am only visiting, right?/ "The tribe is doing well the last time I heard. I earned a name and have been travelling for some time now."
[18:42] Shadowcaller: /You are, of course, is there anything I could possible do to make all this right?"
[18:42] Shadowcaller: */
[18:43] Wolfbane: /Tell him that you can give him a name./
[18:43] Wolfbane: /Spiritguard, that should do nicely/
[18:43] Shadowcaller: /I will… of course./
[18:45] Murska: 'Why are you so unspecific? Is it something about… whatever happened?'
[18:46] Wolfbane: "It has been a long time since I last saw the tribe. Eight years. My name is Promise now."
[18:46] Shadowcaller: Zubera: "Wolfen… do you mind if I interrupt you a bit?"
[18:46] Wolfbane: "I do not."
[18:47] Murska: 'Of course, I apologize.'
[18:48] Shadowcaller: She nods toward Promise brother "Greetings, honored one, I am the human goddess Zubera, do you mind if I speak with you a bit?"
[18:49] Murska: His eyes widen slightly, then he bows. 'I presume I have to thank you.'
[18:49] Murska: 'Of course I do not mind.'
[18:52] Shadowcaller: She remains silent for a while, unsure about herself "You have done much, you have been braver then the most, you have acted out of honor, self-sacrifice… before the moment you died, you lived out all the dreams a wolfen could possible have. You pack would have been so proud if they saw you back then."
[18:53] Shadowcaller: "But since they didn't… I wish to do the thing they would have done if they had, I wish to give you the name Spiritguard, to guard the spirits that will come after you, to guide them in the protection of your pack."
[18:55] Murska: He looks very suprised, and falls to his knees. 'I…' (Now I need a traditional naming ceremony which he resorts to since he's too shocked by the situation.)
[18:55] Shadowcaller: (All wolfen lore comes from wolfy <.<)
[18:57] Wolfbane: (Well, considering how the name was given to Hope and Promise, I'd just say that it really just them accepting it)
[18:57] Wolfbane: (>.>)
[18:59] Murska: 'I accept the name that has been granted, and I swear upon my honour that I shall try to live up to it in words and in deeds.'
[19:00] Wolfbane: /Thank you for doing this for him./
[19:00] Shadowcaller: Zubera: "Then go Spiritguard, go and do whatever you must, it has been a honor to name you.." She relaxes a bit gtom her usually very tense stance
[19:02] Shadowcaller: /I'm only trying to seek redemption for my many crimes…/
[19:02] Shadowcaller: *from
[19:02] Shadowcaller: *honour
[19:03] Murska: He stands up, and looks around. (Uh, 'go do whatever you must'… I have no idea what he's supposed to do, and he doesn't have any either. :P)
[19:04] Happy: (he needs a spirit tutor. Maybe Myubi?)
[19:04] Shadowcaller: (Means, do whatever you like I guess?)
[19:04] Shadowcaller: (Do your duty to the pack…)
[19:04] Shadowcaller: (Um, Myubi is a bit young… not sure.)
[19:05] Wolfbane: (Could Mino tutor him?)
[19:05] Happy: (Kowa Tengu then?)
[19:05] Shadowcaller: (I guess, you just changed one of the major gods in the world o.O)
[19:06] Wolfbane: (Well, she will still act, right?)
[19:06] Shadowcaller: (She will, but without the masks.)
[19:06] Murska: Well, he, while this OOC conversation is going on, is looking still very confused.
[19:07] Shadowcaller: (Wolfy needs to clarify it got him then.)
[19:07] Shadowcaller: *for
[19:07] Wolfbane: (Clarify what exactly?)
[19:07] Wolfbane: (Where he is?)
[19:08] Shadowcaller: (I guess kowa-tengu could be his guide… but I know a better one, that you haven't been introduced too.)
[19:08] Murska: (Well, he's just been told he's dead, since eight years ago, given a name by a human goddess and left standing in some stage somewhere with orders to 'go do whatever you want')
[19:08] Shadowcaller: *to
[19:08] Happy: (tell him he speak to Aegnor)
[19:11] Wolfbane: "Spiritguard, this is probably very confusing for you. It should become clear soon."
[19:12] Wolfbane: "It just takes a little while to grasp it all."
[19:13] Murska: '…yeah, I'd imagine. I've been dead… and for so long.'
[19:14] Shadowcaller: Zubera: "If there is anything you wish for… just ask, I may be limited, but I will try to appease your requests the best way I can."
[19:15] Wolfbane: Promise smiles mentally. /Maybe you can find that special friend now./
[19:15] Murska: 'I wish… I would like to see my tribe again.'
[19:16] Shadowcaller: "I know where that location is, just take my hand… do you want to come too?" She asks this to Promise
[19:16] Happy: (Okay, I think Promise has to be the baner now…)
[19:17] Shadowcaller: (How come?)
[19:17] Happy: (He can save souls from Zubera simply with his charm)
[19:19] Shadowcaller: (Hehe, well, someone needs to have the revealation power <.<.)
[19:20] Wolfbane: /Would I physically be there, or only spiritually?/
[19:22] Shadowcaller: /Spiritually, sadly./
[19:22] Shadowcaller: /Just like Spiritguard./
[19:22] Wolfbane: Promise smiles. "Of course I will go."
[19:23] Shadowcaller: "Then both of you, take my hands."
[19:23] Wolfbane: Promise does so.
[19:26] Shadowcaller: (>.>)
[19:27] Murska: Yeah, same here.
[19:27] Shadowcaller: You leave the stage and the rest of the now fading masks of Zubera
[19:28] Shadowcaller: You find yourself high above the plains of your homeland
[19:28] Shadowcaller: You can see something down there, moving in distance
[19:29] Shadowcaller: Your pack is slowly moving to new hunting grounds for the incoming winter
[19:30] Shadowcaller: Promise and to an even greated extend Spiritguard can see that many of the faces have changed during their time apart with their pack
[19:30] Murska: brb
[19:31] Shadowcaller: But otherwise, it is like they left it, you can see some new faces and miss some of the old ones
[19:31] Shadowcaller: They don't appear to take any notice of you
[19:35] Shadowcaller: /They appear to be well./ Both of you can hear Zubera's voice in your head.
[19:35] Murska: back
[19:36] Murska: Spiritguard spends a lot of time just examining their faces, with a slightly sad look on his face.
[19:37] Wolfbane: Promise watches. /Yes, they do seem to be doing well./
[19:38] Shadowcaller: /But everything changes… I hope you can cope with this./
[19:38] Wolfbane: /I can./
[19:39] Shadowcaller: /Just tell me when you are done, take your time…/
[19:40] Wolfbane: Promise waits for Spiritguard.
[19:40] Murska: Spiritguard takes a while but not really /that/ long. 'Okay… I'm ready.'
[19:41] Shadowcaller: You find yourself back, at a now empty stage
[19:41] Wolfbane: (Even the little girl?)
[19:41] Shadowcaller: (she was a mask, just like the others, you never really knew her.)
[19:43] Shadowcaller: "I guess you want to go home to see your… special someone now?"
[19:44] Murska: 'Oh? You've found someone?' Spiritguard smiles for the first time.
[19:45] Wolfbane: Promise smiles. "Yes, I have. Her name is Hope. Maybe you'll meet her someday.""
[19:47] Wolfbane: (Would the scent have come with him?)
[19:47] Murska: 'I hope so. I always wanted to know what kind of a mate you'd find.' (Apparently not, then.)
[19:48] Wolfbane: He smiles. "She is one of a kind. Clever, strong, beautiful, perfect."
[19:49] Happy: (cries a lot. prone to gibbering in mindless terror. :P)
[19:49] Murska: 'You have a… what did you say again, eight year head start? And I'm dead. I'd have been disappointed if you hadn't found someone perfect during that time.' *smiles jokingly*
[19:49] Wolfbane: (She doesn't have to worry anymore)
[19:49] Wolfbane: "It took a while. Met her a few weeks ago actually."
[19:50] Murska: 'Sounds like she was worth the wait. I'll have to come meet her soon.'
[19:52] Wolfbane: "You'll be stunned by her."
[19:52] Shadowcaller: (In more then one way.)
[19:53] Wolfbane: (Hehe)
[19:53] Happy: (Back in Aegnor's room, Hope had just mentioned avenging Ai)
[19:54] Murska: (Am I supposed to say something to such an obvious statement? :P)
[19:54] Wolfbane: "It was great to see you again." Promise looks at Zubera. "I am ready to go back."
[19:54] Happy: (You might mention that you saw the spirit that killed him, since Hope doesn't know yet.)
[19:55] Wolfbane: (Oh, me?)
[19:55] Shadowcaller: "Well, you are going to wake up… now."
[19:55] Shadowcaller: The world goes black
[19:56] Murska: (hmm. Right)
[19:56] Shadowcaller: You open your eyes, you alr lying on the floor of Arik's room, still inside the circle
[19:56] Shadowcaller: *are
[19:56] Murska: 'Now we have a weapon against it, too.'
[19:56] Wolfbane: Promise stands up and looks around.
[19:56] Happy: "You do?"
[19:57] Shadowcaller: Everything is at it was before all this happend
[19:57] Wolfbane: (Is Zubera still in the circle?)
[19:57] Shadowcaller: Zubera is no where to be seen
[19:58] Shadowcaller: You are alone in the room
[19:58] Murska: 'Right… You don't know yet.' Aegnor explains what happened to them in the House of Masks and tells her about the artifacts' powers.
[19:58] Wolfbane: Promise exits the circle and turns around. "Thank you."
[19:59] Shadowcaller: There is no response
[20:00] Shadowcaller: Outside the door Cessie is waiting for you with Simone
[20:00] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Well, you took your time, I was afraid something had happend…"
[20:00] Wolfbane: "Something did. Something very good."
[20:01] Happy: Hope listens quietly. If Yuki-joro is in the Hall of Masks, then she must return there. But she can't return there. But she has to… without realizing it, she starts breathing faster.
[20:01] Murska: (What about the spot with 'Well, the friendly spirit stopped her, she killed someone else and then disappeared.')
[20:02] Shadowcaller: "Maybe you should tell it for the others then? I think they want to know what you done for so long…"
[20:02] Wolfbane: Promise nods and goes to the other room.
[20:03] Happy: (She hadn't got farther than the fact that she has to return to the hall of masks. She missed the part about the spirit leaving again.)
[20:05] Shadowcaller: Cessie follows Promise inside the room, with Simone I guess
[20:07] Happy: Simone follows. Hope is awake, sitting up in bed, and looks up as they enter.
[20:08] Wolfbane: "Hope? Are you feeling better?"
[20:08] Happy: "Y-yes."
[20:08] Wolfbane: Promise goes to her and gives her a hug. "Guys, I have great news."
[20:10] Happy: She leans against him, relieved to have him back, and that he is his own form.
[20:11] Happy: Simone looks interested. "What is it?"
[20:11] Shadowcaller: "Yes, don't make us wait here."
[20:11] Wolfbane: "Zubera is not long a threat to us. Or anyone else."
[20:12] Murska: 'Oh?'
[20:12] Shadowcaller: "…you better explain this one."
[20:12] Wolfbane: Promise nods and explains what all happened.
[20:12] Happy: (i think we should make him rp out telling us)
[20:12] Wolfbane: (:P okay)
[20:14] Happy: (because I'm not sure at what point in the narrative Hope is going to freak out)
[20:14] Wolfbane: "After I set Hope in here to rest, the other two convinced me to summon Zubera to ask that she leaves Hope alone between any dealing between us."
[20:15] Wolfbane: (*goes to scroll up to remember what exactly happened*)
[20:15] Murska: (Okay, freak out time? :P)
[20:16] Happy: "You d-did what?"
[20:17] Wolfbane: He puts an arm around her and squeezes her gently. "I didn't want you to get hurt."
[20:17] Happy: "How c-could you?
[20:17] Shadowcaller: "Well, we disscussed it, and it was the best way to go, didn't we Aegnor?"
[20:17] Happy: She's looking at Aegnor and Cessie accusingly.
[20:17] Wolfbane: "Don't blame them. It came out well in the end, let me explain."
[20:18] Shadowcaller: "We wanted him to break off with Zubera, forever."
[20:19] Shadowcaller: "So we told him to call upon her… and then tell her that."
[20:19] Happy: "But what if sh-she..?" Hope reaches up to touch Promise's face.
[20:19] Wolfbane: "At one point, I she asked why I chose you as a mate. Then she asked why she was always alone. I suggested she try different forms and that was when I asked Cessie to leave the room."
[20:19] Shadowcaller: "I was with him to make sure nothing went wrong."
[20:19] Shadowcaller: "Until that point yes…"
[20:20] Wolfbane: He clasps her hand. "Nothing went wrong, it went very well."
[20:20] Happy: Hope falls silent, breathing rapidly.
[20:20] Wolfbane: Promise holds her closer to comfort her before continuing.
[20:22] Wolfbane: "I suggested that since she was a 'Void' that she try to find her opposite. The conversation went like that for a while before I asked her to show me what she really was."
[20:23] Wolfbane: (*waits for another Freak-out*)
[20:24] Happy: Hope remains silent.
[20:27] Happy: Except for her breathing.
[20:27] Wolfbane: He rubs her shoulder. "After she removed her last mask, there was only a void. She asked me to step into the circle, and when I did, I showed up on a stage." He waits for Hope's response.
[20:28] Happy: "V-v-void." The word is barely audible.
[20:28] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "You stepped into the summoning circle?!"
[20:28] Shadowcaller: "Why?"
[20:29] Wolfbane: Promise holds her tightly until Hope calms down. "Twice before I have had contact with her and nothing happened. That and I was genuinely sorry for her and you'll understand why after I am done."
[20:30] Murska: (15 minutes *sigh*)
[20:30] Wolfbane: (I'll hurry)
[20:30] Murska: (Didn't get to chat with either Cessie or Simone today after all, then)
[20:30] Wolfbane: (Sorry)
[20:31] Shadowcaller: (Well, it was I who keept that long event..)
[20:31] Murska: (nah, no problem. :P)
[20:31] Murska: (Epic restoring a goddess's sanity)
[20:31] Happy: (If he's holding her until she calms down, it's going to be a long long time….)
[20:32] Wolfbane: "After a few confusing minutes, I talked to a piece of the void that was there. It was Zubera and I convinced her to show what she was before a goddess. And she did."
[20:33] Wolfbane: "I convinced her to remove all of her masks and when she did, all that was left was a young woman. An actor. And the void was gone."
[20:34] Murska: '…so wait, you're telling me Zubera regained her sanity?'
[20:35] Shadowcaller: "Is he?"
[20:35] Wolfbane: Promise nods. "I believe so. And she is willing to help us so she can redeem herself."
[20:35] Murska: '…' O_o 'You'd make a great living as a psychiatrist.'
[20:36] Shadowcaller: Cessie is not really sure what to say "…okay"
[20:36] Wolfbane: "She even let all of her "masks" free. Including my brother."
[20:37] Wolfbane: He looks at Hope. "He is wanting to meet you by the way."
[20:37] Murska: 'Well, now you've gone and forced me to write this into a fitting story of how a great hero of the Wolfen fixed the broken mind of a goddess.'
[20:38] Wolfbane: Promise chuckles. "I'm honored, but please, don't bother."
[20:38] Happy: While they speak, Hope hears them as if they were far away. The colors grow dimmer and she feels as if there were a mist in the room.
[20:38] Murska: 'As if I would let such a theme go unused! I'm not that busy with my meager efforts of beating back a magical perversion or two.'
[20:39] Shadowcaller: "By the gods, is all this really true? If someone else had told me all this I would have told them that they were insane."
[20:39] Wolfbane: "It is true."
[20:40] Murska: 'We're making good progress at righting the wrongs of the world, I see. Our band of heroes and their travelling band companion.'
[20:40] Shadowcaller: "I reaööy hope so… you did something that not even a full trained wizard could have done."
[20:40] Shadowcaller: *really
[20:40] Murska: 'Probably something fully trained wizards would be less suitable for.'
[20:41] Wolfbane: Promise shakes his head. "All I did was listen to her when no one else would."
[20:41] Murska: 'Exactly.'
[20:42] Shadowcaller: "Well, I could not have trusted her like you did…"
[20:43] Wolfbane: "Well, she is now willing to help us. Her powers are likely limited now."
[20:43] Murska: 'Does she know something about the other speaker?'
[20:44] Wolfbane: Promise winces. "Sorry, I had forgot to ask when everything happened."
[20:45] Wolfbane: Promise turns to Hope. "I don't think Kuori will have to worry about her any more."
[20:45] Happy: Hope feels her heart pounding in her chest, and starts sweating all over. Her hands and feet are tingling.
[20:45] Murska: 'I guess that's understandable, although we'll have to omit such a mention from the story…'
[20:46] Murska: (Promise notices something is wrong first, I assume, since Aegnor is just following his own advice, talking to hide being absolutely amazed.)
[20:46] Happy: (And he'll smell something wrong too)
[20:47] Wolfbane: Promise notices Hope sweating. "Hope? Are you okay? Please."
[20:47] Murska: 'What?' Aegnor turns to her aswell. 'What's wrong?'
[20:47] Shadowcaller: "Whats going on?"
[20:47] Wolfbane: "Something isn't right." Promise lays Hope on the bed..
[20:48] Shadowcaller: "I hope… Arik's ward should be in place…"
[20:48] Happy: She's breathing very heavily. She looks up at Promise. "Y-you c-could have…" She clutches at his paws desparately.
[20:48] Murska: 'I think she's panicing.'
[20:49] Murska: (yeah, really? :P)
[20:49] Happy: (I can roleplay a panic attack very well.. >.>)
[20:50] Murska: (yeah)
[20:50] Wolfbane: Promise lays down next to her and holds her close while speaking calmly. "Hope, I would never have left you alone. You know that." He nuzzles her.
[20:51] Shadowcaller: Cessie is unsure what to do, "Can I get her something? There must be something we can do? We need to calm her down…"
[20:52] Murska: 'I don't know any treatment except waiting it out…'
[20:52] Shadowcaller: (I have updated the game somehow, added Simone as a role.)
[20:54] Happy: Hope clings to Promise, sobbing frantically. "Y-y-you d-d-d-don't kn-n-now…."
[20:55] Wolfbane: He just holds her. "I had to. I couldn't stand you being hurt again."
[20:57] Murska: (I shall be gone now. :()
[20:57] Wolfbane: (have a good night)
[20:57] Murska: night
[20:57] Happy: Hope starts beating her fists against him. "H-h-how c-c-c-could you?" She tries to push him away and leap out of bed.
[20:57] Shadowcaller: (Okay, bye and good night then:S)
[20:57] Happy: (*hugs* goodnight)
[20:58] Murska: (*hugs* have a good panic attack*
[20:58] *** Aegnor has left the conversation.
[20:58] Shadowcaller: Cessie looks terrified at Hope, she appears to panicing a bit herself
[21:01] Wolfbane: Promise tries to keep her as close to himself as possible. "I had to. If that had happened to you again, I wouldn't have been to take it. It was my fault it happened in the first place and I had to make it right."
[21:01] Happy: Hope isn't listening. She's struggling to get away from him.
[21:03] Wolfbane: Promise gets the message and lets her go. He then stands up and starts to leave, before he goes through the door he turns around, tears in his eyes. "I'm… sorry."
[21:03] Shadowcaller: (Darn panic attacks:S)
[21:03] Happy: As soon as she gets away, she runs for the door, trying to escape all of them.
[21:04] Wolfbane: (Promise is in the doorway)
[21:05] Happy: Her eyes flicker around. Trapped, she's trapped. She shrinks back, and collapses on the floor, sobbing incoherently.
[21:06] Shadowcaller: Cessie sits down ina nraby chair, unable to stand anymore, she is deeply affected by this panic attack
[21:06] Wolfbane: Promise finds the white blanket and puts it around her before leaving to his original room.
[21:06] Shadowcaller: *nearby
[21:07] Happy: "D-d-don't l-l-leave me!" she sobs.
[21:07] Happy: (Yes, I've done this to Mr HT too… -.-)
[21:07] Shadowcaller: "Hope… please calm down." (<.<)
[21:08] Shadowcaller: (You had one of these?)
[21:08] Wolfbane: Promise stops at the doorway and goes back to her.
[21:08] Happy: (I've had lots of these)
[21:08] Shadowcaller: (o.O Sounds scary…)
[21:08] Shadowcaller: (I never seen one in real life.)
[21:09] Happy: Aegnor puts his hand on Cessie's shoulder to comfort her.
[21:09] Happy: (because I figure he would)
[21:09] Happy: Simone seems unaffected, but stays out of the way.
[21:10] Shadowcaller: Cessie feels powerless, none of her magic would help in a situation like this, or at least none she would like to use on Hope
[21:11] Happy: Hope clings to Promise again, this time not pushing him away, and buries her face in his fur.
[21:12] Shadowcaller: Cessie calms down a bit seeing this, but she still looks deeply worried about what just happend
[21:12] Wolfbane: Promise holds onto her.
[21:12] Happy: (From wikipedia: Experiencing a panic attack is said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting and uncomfortable experiences of a person's life.)
[21:13] Shadowcaller: (Cuases?)
[21:14] Happy: (Hyperventilation caused by the fight or flight response.)
[21:15] Shadowcaller: (Hm, okay.)
[21:15] Happy: Hope slowly grows calmer as she holds on to him and breathes the scent of his fur.
[21:16] Happy: * Hyperventilation syndrome — Breathing from the chest may cause overbreathing, exhaling excess carbon dioxide in relation to the amount of oxygen in one's bloodstream. Hyperventilation syndrome can cause respiratory alkalosis and hypocapnia. This syndrome often involves prominent mouth breathing as well. This causes a cluster of symptoms including rapid heart beat, dizziness, and lightheadedness which can trigger panic attacks.[2]

[21:16] Wolfbane: Promise holds her tighter. "I am sorry."
[21:17] Shadowcaller: (reading it right now, sounds terrifying o.O If you had more then one of these…)
[21:18] Happy: (Yeah…. that's why I've been off work for nearly four months now)
[21:19] Shadowcaller: (Ugh, I really hope it have helped, I would not like to experience this.)
[21:19] Happy: Hope doesn't answer him, but he can feel start to relax a little, and her smell tells him that her panic seems to be fading.
[21:20] Happy: (I have medication now that stops it before it gets that bad. Also, knowing what it is helps make it not so terrifying, since there's a part of your mind that knows you're *not* dying.)
[21:22] Wolfbane: Promise notices and nuzzles her a bit. "Are you feeling better?"
[21:22] Shadowcaller: (Go modern medicin… I really hope you are feeling better.)
[21:22] Wolfbane: (same here)
[21:22] Happy: (Much better :))
[21:25] Shadowcaller: (I really hope so… anyway, continue.)
[21:28] Wolfbane: (I already went)
[21:29] Happy: "I'm s-sorry," she says, petting him.
[21:30] Wolfbane: "It is okay. I understand."
[21:31] Shadowcaller: /I don't, really…/
[21:33] Shadowcaller: Cessie: "Hope, are you okay?"
[21:34] Happy: "I th-think s-s-s-so. Is sh-she really g-g-gone?"
[21:35] Shadowcaller: "I don't know, only Promise dose."
[21:37] Wolfbane: "Not gone, but she is good now. No masks, no evil, no void. She is only the goddess of actors and artists now."(she is the goddess of them, right?)
[21:37] Shadowcaller: (She was.)
[21:37] Wolfbane: (Is she gone now?)
[21:37] Shadowcaller: (No, she is still "there", she is not dead or anything.)
[21:38] Wolfbane: (Okay)
[21:38] Shadowcaller: "I still can't belive that…"
[21:39] Happy: Hope can't either. But she has trouble talking about it.
[21:40] Shadowcaller: "Hope… is there anything I can do for you?"
[21:40] Wolfbane: "There is another good thing about this, Hope."
[21:41] Happy: To Cessie: "I'll b-be okay, I th-think."
[21:42] Happy: She looks up at Promise questioningly.
[21:42] Wolfbane: He smiles at her. "If Kuori is willing to let her go, we are no longer conflicted."
[21:44] Wolfbane: "She is willing to redeem herself."
[21:44] Happy: "Oh."
[21:45] Wolfbane: "We don't have to worry about that any more."
[21:46] Shadowcaller: Cessie shakes her head, "You are a amazing person Promise, if what you say is true.. then you have done a gods work."
[21:46] Happy: Hope has trouble wrapping her mind around this concept.
[21:46] Shadowcaller: (Now we need to change the Zubera page, anyone wants to look for a good image of her?:P)
[21:47] Wolfbane: Promise shakes his head. "I don't want to be amazing or have songs written about me. I just want to be with Hope."
[21:47] Happy: (i'll see what I can find)
[21:47] Shadowcaller: (Me too…)
[21:51] Happy: Simone: "You make crazy god sane. That worth a song."
[21:52] Shadowcaller: "At the very least…"
[21:53] Shadowcaller: "A few summers ago she come to this place, when Kyou only were a small village."
[21:54] Shadowcaller: "She stole the faces of many inhabitants, then she dissapeard once again, I guess that was Kuori "killing" her."
[21:54] Wolfbane: Promise puts an arm around Hope and listens.
[21:55] Shadowcaller: "I never would have imagoned there was something inside her to redeem."
[21:55] Shadowcaller: *imagined
[21:55] Wolfbane: "It was very deep inside her. Almost gone."
[21:58] Shadowcaller: "You did something amazing… Hope should be proud of what you did."
[21:59] Happy: Hope smiles at him tentatively. "I'm always proud of him."
[22:00] Wolfbane: He smiles back. "And I am always proud of you."
[22:00] Shadowcaller: "/I'm/ proud of what you did Promise."
[22:02] Happy: Hope sighs and looks away. /I'm a coward. He shouldn't be proud of me./
[22:03] Happy: (Link:
[22:04] Shadowcaller: (Hmm… what search words did you use?)
[22:04] Happy: (stage)
[22:04] Wolfbane: Promise nuzzles against Hope. "Thank you guys. But please, no songs about me."
[22:04] Happy: (actress gets too many famous people)
[22:04] Happy: (Link:
[22:04] Shadowcaller: (Well, the poem seems to fit.)
[22:05] Wolfbane: (Nice picture. The second one suits her)
[22:07] Happy: (Link:
[22:10] Shadowcaller: (Link:
[22:14] Happy: (still wearing a mask?)
[22:14] Shadowcaller: (Eh, thats just a normal mask:P)
[22:15] Shadowcaller: (Big difference)
[22:15] Shadowcaller: (I find something better…)
[22:22] Happy: (Link:
[22:23] Shadowcaller: (Hehe.)
[22:23] Wolfbane: (hehe)
[22:24] Happy: "It's t-too crowded in here," Hope says finally.
[22:24] Shadowcaller: "I… should be going then."
[22:24] Wolfbane: Promise holds her. "Do you want to go to the other room?"
[22:24] Shadowcaller: Se and Aegnor leaves the room
[22:25] Shadowcaller: *She
[22:25] Shadowcaller: (they were in your room right?)
[22:25] Shadowcaller: (otherwise you leave
[22:25] Happy: (no, we're all in Cessie and Aegnor's room)
[22:25] Wolfbane: (yeah, we leave I think)
[22:25] Happy: Hope nods to Promise.
[22:25] Shadowcaller: (Okay, you leave then.)
[22:25] Happy: (Link:
[22:25] Wolfbane: Promise stands up and helps Hope.
[22:26] Happy: She lets him help her, and leans against him as they go to their own room.
[22:28] Wolfbane: He holds her close. "Are you going to be okay?"
[22:29] Happy: "Y-yes." /I will be. For you. Because you need me to be./
[22:30] Wolfbane: "Thank you."
[22:31] Happy: (the only part she said out loud was 'yes')
[22:31] Wolfbane: (I know)
[22:32] Happy: She looks confused. "For wh-what?"
[22:33] Wolfbane: He looks into her eyes. "For being here. I'd never be here if you weren't."
[22:33] Wolfbane: (brb, dinner)
[22:34] Wolfbane: (ugh, that last bit is supposed to be "if it weren't for you")
[22:34] Wolfbane: (brb )
[22:35] Happy: "It's r-really you, right?" She looks at him, reaching up to stroke his face.
[22:35] Shadowcaller: (I'm going to use the bathroom, brb.)
[23:02] Wolfbane: He strokes her own face. "Yes, it really is me."
[23:06] Happy: She looks up into his eyes. "Show me."
[23:07] Wolfbane: He shuts the door and gives her a nip on her shoulder. "Gladly."
[23:11] Shadowcaller:
[23:11] Happy: Hope, emotionally needy, and still trying to make herself feel real again, is responsive to him, but unable to take the lead.
[23:12] Shadowcaller: (thought, that may be aboy:P)
[23:12] Happy:
[23:12] Wolfbane: Promise just picks her up and moves her to the bed. After laying down, he holds her.
[23:13] Shadowcaller:
[23:13] Happy: She presses full length against him, wanting the feel of his fur on her skin.
[23:14] Happy: (i like that one)
[23:14] Shadowcaller:
[23:15] Shadowcaller: (One of them…)
[23:15] Happy:
[23:16] Wolfbane: (that last one is neat)
[23:16] Wolfbane: (and more fights for Brute)
[23:16] Shadowcaller: (its the colored version so..)
[23:16] Shadowcaller: (I think I may go with that one.)
[23:18] Wolfbane: Promise strokes her with his claws, trying to get her to finally relax.
[23:20] Happy: She moans softly, and melts against him.
[23:20] Happy: (another colored version: )
[23:21] Wolfbane: (nice)
[23:22] Shadowcaller: (Updated Zubera…)
[23:23] Shadowcaller: (You found a better image of Yani I see?)
[23:23] Happy: (yes)
[23:25] Shadowcaller: (I like it)
[23:25] Happy: (da-yam! Reinholdt just two-shot killed me! O.O)
[23:26] Wolfbane: (I have a new guy if you want to test him out)
[23:26] Wolfbane: (Vicose)
[23:26] Happy: (against a level 5?)
[23:26] Wolfbane: (He is level 4)
[23:27] Wolfbane: (And pretty tough)
[23:27] Wolfbane: Promise stays near Hope, finally letting himself relax as well.
[23:27] Happy: (and he just kicked mah butt)
[23:27] Wolfbane: (My guy?)
[23:28] Happy: (yup. happy turtle is 0-3 today)
[23:28] Wolfbane: (*hugs)
[23:31] Happy: She nibbles at his throat, entangling her legs with his.
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[23:35] Happy: ?
[23:35] Shadowcaller: Hm?
[23:36] Happy: just making sure it worked this time
[23:36] Shadowcaller: Oh
[23:36] Wolfbane: Promise growls happily and as he returns the nip, his tail moves uncontrollably.
[23:37] Wolfbane: (Had to say that at least once ;))
[23:37] Happy: ;)
[23:38] Shadowcaller: (<.<)
[23:38] Wolfbane: (I know you thought it was funny SC)
[23:40] Shadowcaller: (Really? Do you mind prdobe me or something?)
[23:40] Shadowcaller: *probe
[23:43] Happy: /Make me feel real again. Make me feel real again…/ the words go through her mind like a mantra, but the only sound she makes is an inviting moan.
[23:44] Shadowcaller: (inviting moan? o.O)
[23:44] Happy: (um, yes, there is such a thing >.>)
[23:45] Shadowcaller: (Of some reason that sounds really dirty to me.)
[23:45] Happy: (gah! I'm corrupting the young *hides face*)
[23:46] Shadowcaller: (*is incorruptable*)
[23:46] Wolfbane: (Don't worry I have already been corrupted.)
[23:46] Happy: (no doubt ^^)
[23:47] Shadowcaller: (Continue…)
[23:47] Happy:
[23:49] Wolfbane: (hehe)
[23:50] Shadowcaller: (It has been overtaken o.O)
[23:51] Wolfbane: Promise rolls onto his back and starts to lightly claw Hope's back.
[23:56] Shadowcaller: (What happend to Hopes bukkit anyway?)
[23:56] Wolfbane: (Near the bed somewhere)
[23:56] Happy: ((Nigma stole the bukkit))
[23:56] Shadowcaller: (Oh, right.)
[23:56] Wolfbane: (Oh, that bucket
[23:56] Wolfbane: *has no clue)
[23:57] Wolfbane: (*reads about the bucket* O.o)
[23:58] Happy: (it was too silly to stay in after the story got serious)
[23:58] Wolfbane: (Backpack of venomous snakes?)
[23:59] Shadowcaller: (We killed a lot of bandits with that one…)
[23:59] Wolfbane: (>.>)
[23:59] Wolfbane: (Moving on please :P)
[00:01] Happy: Hope is pulled on top of him, looking down at his face and stroking it lovingly, until she has a sudden image of it coming off in her hand. She squelches the thought, hard, and buries her face in his throat again, hoping he didn't see her fear.
[00:04] Wolfbane: Promise notices, but pretends otherwise, knowing how much this probably meant for her. He gives her a friendly bite on her neck.
[00:05] Shadowcaller: (Yuki-joro:)
[00:05] Shadowcaller:
[00:05] Wolfbane: (yep, that is her)
[00:06] Shadowcaller: (Guess what her name means?)
[00:06] Wolfbane: (?)
[00:07] Shadowcaller: (Yuki-joro that is.)
[00:07] Wolfbane: (what is it?)
[00:09] Shadowcaller: (Snow-prostitute.)
[00:09] Wolfbane: (heh)
[00:11] Happy: /He's still here I'm still here it's still us/ She leans her head back, letting him continue to play with her neck, but keeping her eyes closed.
[00:13] Shadowcaller: (Hm find a image for spiritguard?)
[00:13] Wolfbane: (I have one in mind)
[00:13] Wolfbane: (Let me find it)
[00:13] Shadowcaller: (Okay, good.)
[00:14] Shadowcaller:
[00:14] Shadowcaller: (Good for Myubi?)
[00:14] Shadowcaller: (Lots of kitsunes after all..)
[00:17] Wolfbane: Promise gives her another bite, and starts to remove her clothes.
[00:18] Wolfbane: (How about this)
[00:18] Wolfbane:
[00:19] Shadowcaller: (cool.)
[00:23] Happy: As each piece of clothing is removed, Hope presses against him, wanting to feel him against her skin.
[00:32] Wolfbane: Caught up in the excitement, Promise gives her another bite. Probably a slightly painful one.
[00:37] Happy: Hope catches her breath with the unexpected pain, but the bite did more than anything else to make her feel alive again, free from the void. One hand buries itself in his long hair (or would that be called a mane?) while the other strokes down over his chest and belly and begins toying with the waistband of his trousers.
[00:43] Wolfbane: He strokes her back and then helps Hope with the waistband. (Mane if it is on his neck)
[00:46] Happy: For the first time since the horrible experience in the House of Masks, the frightened voices inside her head fall silent, and she's truly herself. Truly present.

[01:59] Happy: Later, Hope falls asleep in his arms
[02:00] Wolfbane: Promise lays next to her breathing in her scent, glad that she is feeling /much/ better.
[02:02] Happy: She wriggles a little in her sleep, dreaming of the jungle and the chase.
[02:05] Wolfbane: Promise smiles and starts to get drowzy.
[02:08] Happy: He can't read her dreams, but he can tell by her scent that it's something pleasant.
[02:11] Happy: In her dream, he catches her, lifts her up. She twists in his arms laughing.
[02:13] Happy: But her laughter turns to screams when she sees he has no face. He reaches towards her face to pull it off. Her sleeping form whimpers, and he can smell her emotions changing.
[02:14] Wolfbane: He puts an arm around her gently and starts to whisper in her ear. "It is okay, I am here. You don't have to be afraid anymore."
[02:18] Happy: The words creep into her consciousness, as the faceless Promise says them to her, still reaching for her face. She feels the void closing around her.
[02:22] Wolfbane: He pulls the white blanket over her. "Please, relax, it is okay. You don't have to be afraid anymore. It isn't real."
[02:24] Happy: Hope jerks awake, instinctively rolling to grab her sword.
[02:25] Wolfbane: Promise puts a paw on her shoulder. "Hope?" He looks worried.
[02:26] Happy: She looks at him first with an expression of absolute terror, before she accepts that it is him, and not her nightmare. She flings herself into his arms, shaking in relief.
[02:27] Wolfbane: Promise holds her. "It is okay. You don't have to be afraid. Whatever your nightmare was, wasn't real."
[02:29] Happy: "It's w-w-waiting for m-me," she whispers.
[02:30] Wolfbane: He moves so he can look her in the eyes. "Please believe me when I say that there is no void anymore. No void, no masks, nothing to fear."
[02:33] Happy: "It's in th-the d-d-darkness." she says, as if she hadn't heard him.
[02:39] Wolfbane: He draws his claws along her back trying to relax her again. "Hope, remember, I love you. I will always be here."
[02:43] Happy: "Wh-what if there is n-n-no here?"
[02:48] Wolfbane: He rubs against her, his fur probably tickling her a bit. "If this is nowhere, then I would never want to leave, but I know that this is indeed a place. Do you want to know how I know?"
[02:48] Happy: "H-h-how?"
[02:49] Wolfbane: He rubs against her a little more. "Because you are here with me."
[02:50] Happy: In spite of herself, she giggles a little at this. "I love you too."
[02:52] Wolfbane: He grins, growls, and jokingly gnashes his teeth at her ears.
[02:55] Wolfbane: (Happy, please change that back when you are don)
[02:55] Wolfbane: done*
[02:56] Happy: She gradually grows calmer again, snuggling against him, and stroking his fur. Then she sighs. "I can't believe I'm frightened of shadows and bad dreams, like a child."
[03:01] Wolfbane: (I'm going to introduce the slug thing now :P)
Promise holds her. "It is okay. I am also frightened by something."
[03:01] Wolfbane: (Seriously, that would be horrible)
[03:03] Happy: "I've n-never seen you sh-show fear."
[03:03] Wolfbane: Promise chuckles. "Then you have never seen me around slugs." He shudders.
[03:04] Happy: "Slugs?"
[03:05] Wolfbane: "Slugs. I can't stand the thought of them crawling though my fur, leaving trails…" He shudders again.
[03:06] Happy: "Why w-would they get into your fur?"
[03:07] Wolfbane: "I don't know and I don't want to know why."
[03:10] Happy: (maybe his brother used to put slugs on him?)
[03:12] Wolfbane: "My brother used to tell me horrible stories about slugs burrowing into others and laying eggs in hosts. While they may not be true, it isn't an image I am going to be able to get out of my head any time soon."
[03:13] Wolfbane: He remembers something. "I told you he was wanting to meet you soon, right?"
[03:14] Happy: "Y-your b-brother?"
[03:17] Wolfbane: "Yes, I was able to free him. I told him that I had a mate. He'd like to see you sometime."
[03:19] Happy: "Is he a sp-spirit? D-does he know I'm…" /a coward/ "… h-human?"
[03:22] Wolfbane: He rubs against her and smiles at ehr. "I told him the truth. That you are brave, clever, strong, and beautiful. I don't think he'll care that you are human."
[03:26] Wolfbane: her*
[03:29] Happy: /I'm not brave./ She doesn't say the words though. She doesn't want to hear him trying to defend her. "H-h-how d-did you free him? I'll tr-try n-not to fr-freak out this t-t-time."
[03:30] Happy: As he tells the story again, she clings tightly to him.
[03:31] Wolfbane: (Thanks.)
[03:33] Happy: She struggles in a few places, but he's much more aware of her mental state this time, and she feels much safer with his arms around her.
[03:37] Wolfbane: When he is done, he holds her and waits for her to comment. Hoping that she doesn't panick this time.
[03:37] Wolfbane: panic*
[03:38] Happy: She wants to believe that Zubera has changed, but can't help but wonder if it's another mask. "It w-was r-r-really him? Your brother?"
[03:39] Wolfbane: Promise nods. "Yes it was. I could feel it."
[03:40] Happy: "H-h-he wasn't in-in-insane? Fr-from t-torture?"
[03:42] Wolfbane: Promise shakes his head. "I don't think he was ever in torment. Just being held by her. He doesn't remember anything since the clearing and I am glad that he doesn't."
[03:47] Happy: She absorbs this information silently. if this were true, if it were possible to emerge from the void unscathed, then maybe she didn't need to be so afraid.
[03:49] Wolfbane: "She even let the other people go. I think my brother may be the only one that is keeping her company now. Mino possibly."
[03:50] Happy: "This is all s-so c-confusing," she murmurs, starting to sound a little drowsy again
[03:52] Wolfbane: He holds Hope close so she'll fall asleep and gently nuzzles her. "I know. I didn't believe it at first either, but it is true."
[03:53] Happy: "And you're s-sure?"
[03:53] Wolfbane: Promise smiles. "I am. There is nothing to fear now."
[03:55] Happy: /Then why am I so afraid?/
[03:56] Happy: But soon his efforts succeed, and she drifts off into sleep again.
[03:59] Wolfbane: Promise waits to see if she has another nightmare.
[04:03] Happy: She is a bit restless in her sleep, but doesn't seem to go back to the nightmare this time.
[04:06] Wolfbane: Promise draws the blanket over them both and keeps an arm over her, hopefully keeping her comfort. He breathes in her scent for a while before starting to drift off.

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