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"No, thank you. It's not to my taste." Sublime rolls her eyes, which her brother ignores.
"Based on what I just heard, your brother could sure use one... or perhaps a hundred." Adam says unperturbed to Sublime and in mimicry of Arte's own brushing off Adam directs his response to his sister. Sublime's brother may be a divine being and from the way he was acting one of those that believed that he was smarter than everyone else... even his own kin. Adam did not fault that... what Adam did fault was he was behaving and treating others like it. Arte may not have known it but by the way he spoke to his sister, clearly showed his character to him... not his kind of company. Adam never liked are those that acted and treated others like they were better because they believe that they "knew" better... and Adam had not seen a case where that was not dangerous in and of itself. "You were right... your brother has definitely got a serious corncob up his a-hole... if you ask me he could stand to gain from your advice and lighten up... eternity is a long time to be a dick."

The end times had definitely come. Adam had said that Sublime had given sound advice twice now. Twice.
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Brood didn't understand much of the story that the Rudaa spoke, but the emotion and vulnerability of the tale were palpable. It was clear to Brood that Mrith had chosen to share something personal in response to her own strange story from the past.

Brood let the momentary silence pass over the pair, staring into the embers of the campfire. In some sense, Brood had always been at war with the fiends. How could life be any different? But Mrith's "prologue" touched some part of her brain that she hadn't visited in a while. Was it a wistfulness for a freedom from duty? That wasn't quite right, but it captured some part of it. Mrith clearly had chosen a path not to avoid her duty from now on. Yet her tones held a certain melancholy...

"Those who are strong are the ones who choose to protect others," Brood responded to Mrith's last comment, after a long pause, "I do it not for duty, but because it is the path I have chosen to walk. To change the destiny of those whose destiny has had them shackled. For whom such a thing as choice and freedom are only figments of their imagination."

Brood looked closely at Mrith, assessing her, "Whatever hesitation has plagued you has been left far behind you. You have the eyes of a warrior."
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She considered her for a moment, wondering. She seemed about to say something for an instant, then stopped.
After Brood's praised her, her smile broadened with amusement quickly tried to hide by changing calming her expression. She did not want to give the impression that she was taking her lightly or that there was anything to be embarrassed about, and so she did not pause to speak her mind, suspecting that she would have noticed.

"I must explain. I chose to abandon such freedom for the sake of duty. And my duty is not to do battle... mine is a most tedious destiny that can at times feel like being shackled. You look at the sky and wonder how far you would be if you didn't have to stay to care for those that need you to tell them what needs doing. But that is my duty to my kin and people. Fighting this here war is another form of duty I am using to... momentarily free myself of other duties. Duty to the world, you could say, though perhaps with a pinch of self-gratification. And the world should come first, all should agree, yes? Better still, officially I do not fight, I am but a diplomat."

The amusement returned to her face. Quite satisfied with herself, though with a bit of sadness in her eyes.
"I am not a warrior, Brood. Until quite recently I had never really fought for my life or for another's, and even then it felt pretty one-sided. If anything, you could say that I am a hunter. But not an hesitant one, granted."

Thinking back on why she had come to speak with her to begin with, she changed the subject.
"Were you hoping for tales about Wainraith? I have precious few that can be told and even then almost all are from Nevh's perspective."

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"I'll be honest. Yours is the first face I recognised. Plus I'm sure I heard the words magic items. Wizard's curiosity. Also looking to expand my social circle."
On Ira he shrugged. "I did try to buff you all for hat particular fight. Alas your spell resistance protected you all except Lady."
On Lady/Sulion he says "Oh I intend on seeking her out later. I am given to understand she's busy just now."
Nallaul realises he's being rude and speaks to Bane. "Hello. I am Nallaul. Forgive my rudeness. Who might you be? Oh wait, you were the one on the dragon."
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A single Silverforge is Fey'ri, so he certainly isn't human. With Alter Self at will as a racial ability, however, and being a Face in the Dark, it's his habit to take whatever form he pleaseshuman man wanders into the group. Tendrils of wavy hair such a pale blonde as to be essentially wide curl around his face, poking out from underneath a finely crafted hat perched at a rakish angle atop his head. His clothes are elegant to the point of luxury, much in the style of a reputable nobleman. His build is slender, but not without muscle. His face is noble, but not unlike many other young noblemen of similar bearing and nature. A silvery gray piece of slender bone is cradled loosely in the fingers of one hand, rolled back and forth as a some kind of little bauble or fidget. He moves with the casual but firm gait of a someone who is used to luxury but attended military school for some brief time.

His Pe'er, his Shadow Elemental companion. Incorporeal, and in the long habit of perfectly imitating Silver's shadow.shadow trails behind him, dancing back and forth in the light of flickering fires. In general, he is the type who draws attention when he approaches -- largely due to his unusual but rather fashionably and flashy Halvan haute couture -- but at the same time is too generic to be remembered for long when he passes. He glances to the side complementing a nearby Child on the way she has styled her hair as a casual off-handed gesture, his voice a measured and smooth lilt betraying a distinct Halvan accent before continuing towards the central bonfire.

In his passage, he hesitates, glancing around and seeming to speak under his breath to himself. Spotting Balor-Bane, whom he seems to recognize, he approaches the young Child. Upon reaching him, he nods to the other members of the group, a kind of half-bow of the head, before Bane, being a Godling, would likely recognize Silverforge by the silvery-grey bone he's playing with in his hand -- his spectral dagger, or the hilt of it at least. Silver often uses this as a fidget, which allows him to simultaneously keep it in his hand, in plain view, and as a sign to those who would recognize a signature personal possession. Specializing in magical items, Bane would be well familiar with the unusual magic dagger used by his sister's tutor and friend.addressing Bane.

"Pardon my interruption, but would you happen to know where Cypher and her twins may be found? I was hoping to pay them a visit. It has been too long since I last encountered them."

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Nallaul/SilverforgeBane dips his head in return. "Balor-Bane of the Firstborn In'ira, though feel free to just call me Bane." With that little tid-bit, its now easy to identify the source of the many teeth on the man's necklace - they were all fangs from a Balor. "Mmmm. You were the...spider mage, right? Arachnomancer is it called?" He gestures to Tinker. "At first, I was trying my luck about that device he used-"

"The De-Deifier."

Bane ignores the interruption. "-but that didn't go far. Mostly we've just been comparing notes on effective components."

Tinker grins behind the goggles. "I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way to harness natural lightning strikes for practical purposes, but the problem is that their force is so great that they'll break or crack most focussing components and the foci best suited to control such a wild flow of energy are generally quite delicate. I did think that perhaps diamonds would work, but then I realised that they would have too much of a scattering effect on the energy, rather than a directing or focussing effect."

Before Tinker can continue his ramblings a newcomer approaches, addressing Bane by name despite not looking at all like a typical Child, as Nallaul had seen before at least. "Pardon my interruption, but would you happen to know where Cypher and her twins may be found? I was hoping to pay them a visit. It has been too long since I last encountered them."

Bane looks a bit taken aback by the man at first, but after glancing down at the item he's fiddling with in his hand, recognition seems to dawn. "Ah, I'd wondered if you'd show your...well, a face." He smiles. "Cypher and the twins are in the babes' tent-" He gestures in its direction. "-along with our father, Future, the King of Halva and his...hmmm, I forget the term, but it means they intend to become Bonded I think."

"Fiancé." Tinker provides offhandedly, his own attention mostly drawn to the item in the man's hand.

"That sounds about right." He looks back to the man. "Anyway, the female twinMiya will no doubt be more than pleased to chase Pe'er around if you let her. Just be careful, take your eye off her for a moment and she has a habit of disappearing." He lets out a guffaw. "At this rate she'll make a very good Hand in the Dark sooner than we think."

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Silver casts a glance of his shoulder in the direction Bane indicates, laughing at his comments about Miya. "Haha, darling little thing. Thank goodness Pe'er is good at keeping track of things. If she doesn't grow out of this stage I've been thinking of trying to teach her how to get a similar companion herself. Depends on her inclinations once she get's older."

Turning to the gregarious goggled gadgeteer, he cocked his head thoughtfully for a split second before speaking. "I overheard your conversation slightly as I approached. In regards to lightning, try using fulgarite. It's a very hard and unusual stone -- or, rather type of stones since it can vary greatly -- formed when lighting strikes the earth and melts the minerals contained therein, fusing them into a new form of rock. Given the natural qualities of it and source, it just might work."

He then shifted his gaze to Nallaul, smiling briefly. "You are an Arachnomancer, Bane said. Logical given your heritage, of course, but an interesting area of specialization nonetheless. In my experience monstrous spiders and the like can be quite helpful beings if you take the time to understand them."

A brief pause followed, before he placed a hand of his chest. "Forgive me, though, for I presumed upon my familiarity with Bane and neglected an introduction. I am Master Tavrin Wolvera. Freelance Advisor and Professional Assistant for politics, business, military, and generally any matter worth handling at all."

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"Yes, arachnomancer is the correct term. Bane is a good name. Intimidating with brevity."
When the newcomer arrives, Nallaul gives him a brief nod and proceeds to correct him. "Actually most monstrous spiders are mindless. Very few varieties have any sort of intelligence. The phase spider for example. My favourite spider, and it can phase. Do not get me wrong, I find spiders to be fascinating creatures, I just do not revere them. Studying them took away their mystique. A view which I had ever expressed in the Underdark, would have led to my organs being extracted."
On Tinker's problem, Nallaul thinks. He strokes his hair absent mindedly. Eventually he speaks. "Use both Diamonds and fulgarite. If you divert the initial flow into multiple vessels such as fulgarite, your delicate components are better able to withstand the lightning. Using multiple paths is best I think."
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She considered her for a moment, wondering. She seemed about to say something for an instant, then stopped.
After Brood's praised her, her smile broadened with amusement quickly tried to hide by changing calming her expression. She did not want to give the impression that she was taking her lightly or that there was anything to be embarrassed about, and so she did not pause to speak her mind, suspecting that she would have noticed.

"I must explain. I chose to abandon such freedom for the sake of duty. And my duty is not to do battle... mine is a most tedious destiny that can at times feel like being shackled. You look at the sky and wonder how far you would be if you didn't have to stay to care for those that need you to tell them what needs doing. But that is my duty to my kin and people. Fighting this here war is another form of duty I am using to... momentarily free myself of other duties. Duty to the world, you could say, though perhaps with a pinch of self-gratification. And the world should come first, all should agree, yes? Better still, officially I do not fight, I am but a diplomat."

The amusement returned to her face. Quite satisfied with herself, though with a bit of sadness in her eyes.
"I am not a warrior, Brood. Until quite recently I had never really fought for my life or for another's, and even then it felt pretty one-sided. If anything, you could say that I am a hunter. But not an hesitant one, granted."

Thinking back on why she had come to speak with her to begin with, she changed the subject.
"Were you hoping for tales about Wainraith? I have precious few that can be told and even then almost all are from Nevh's perspective."

"Fighting is not the only way to be a warrior," Brood notes. She doesn't say this aloud, but it is clear to her that despite Mrith's dismissal, the Rudaa possesses the aura of someone who will stand behind her beliefs, and face destiny when it comes her way. Even if Mrith was not always like this, her current experiences made this aura perceptible, at least to Brood. No, Mrith definitely had what it took to be a warrior...

Instead of saying this, Brood merely shrugs her shoulders, her piercing eyes returning to the sky. After the pairs sharing, Brood felt surprisingly comfortable sharing secrets. And if it was true that Mrith was a hunter...

"Well, I suppose I am not entirely interested in Wainraith. I guess I just assumed that since he was the most infamous person on my list of individuals to scope out, that I ought to at least learn more about."

Brood removed The two faces of the coin were of a man and a women, with both always grinning, however the exact face changed whenever you weren't looking at it or the coin was turned over and it never repeated the same face twicea coin from her pockets, flicking it in the air towards Mrith.

"I've been asked to return this coin to its owner. The Sword in the Dark mentioned that..."

The rest of Brood's sentence was momentarily drowned out by the roaring crowd. And as is often the way with conversations, just as she spoke his name, the Shadow that Walks appeared from the inn nearby with all of the Keepers. Brood silently and humbly bows her head, acknowledging the presence of their great leaders amongst them.

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Her attention shifted to the Sword in the Dark as well when Brood's own did.
She would nod acknowledgingly to him if he looked in her general direction, but otherwise wouldn't do much more than smile throughout the procession.

Then looking back to Brood, on whose conversation her thoughts hadn't really left despite the brief interruption.
Pointing at the coin without moving her arm.

"Interesting bauble, this. Do you have the name of the owner?"

Giving it another, sharper look. She squinted while rubbing mouth sideways pensively. Then pointed at it again with two fingers of the same hand.

"May I?"

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When her discussion with Brood would end, she would join L'arabiel in whichever discussion she would be having then.
"So good to see you again! For you there must much to celebrate, I must imagine!"
She'd poise herself leaning slightly forward, quickly trying to assess in her demeanor whether any physical contact was expected or hoped for in greeting, and which kind if any.

"I spoke with some of these godlings. They seem to come from this world, but not quite. As if a different reality such as those seen by the Oracle. What do you make of them?"
She would probably have a similar conversation with Wainraith, but this was only meant to be an introduction topic with her. She had other things to talk about in mind.

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Looking at it further, she paused again.
"The archmage Wainraith has a similar coin. He brought it back from the world beyond death. A tale in its own right."

Her smile broadened slightly further.
"Hopefully your coin's owner isn't there or bringing it back might be unpleasant. Could be that Val'erin is handing them out to those that get close enough. And if that is so, why? A blessing? A means to spy into this world, or even return? Perhaps even a game used to set up a stage."

Whatever the case, considering who seemed to be the one making them, or at least who those coins represented, it was bound to be interesting.

"You might want to show it to Wainraith. See what happens when they are together. I know I'd like to."

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