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Deimos Ignatius
the Resurrected Sword
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DEIMOS
If Deimos were any other man, he might’ve wept at the sight of the mountains. He might’ve bent down into the snowy crag and proffered absolution, providence, and anything else to the state of those massive, mighty beings in the distance.

Instead, he presided in their existence along the morning throng as he’d always done, head raised, defiant and seditious and one of their own, proffering their offerings outside the portal – fresh venison – ensuring his party, his family, his loved ones, were safe and secure, before they took off, off, off, into the abyss.

There, as an eagle, without tears, without sobbing, he appreciated their wondrous, beautiful sight. He enamored, he stoked restless entities, he breathed in their corporeal, real, tangible actuality – the white peaks, the extended summits, refrain after refrain of rolling hills flanked in ivory, the cold, chilling, numbing air pressing and brushing against his wings. They soared, they glided, they hovered, they devised, and despite the agonizing frigidity, he carried on – the contentment, the satisfaction, the excitement (perhaps now he could see he was giddy), pulsing and pervading through his attuned connection.

Then he saw the sea, Arctic entities of glacial glass, things they didn’t have in the Aurora, things they hadn’t seen buffeting against gelid, rime terrain; and the newness, the curiosity, the wishes and dreams and ambitions stoked every nuance of his movement, turning and twisting in its direction. Ready? he proclaimed, fervent and eager and desperate; wanting to hear what they felt, what they cherished, what they craved in the heart of the ice and frozen tundra.


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Plot-Advancing PQ for Attuned only! All slots are already filled!

1. Amalia
2. Kiada
"who's gonna let you?"
they asked. i said
"who's gonna stop me?"
Kiada Njovu-Reyes
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don't worry mother,
your daughter is a soldier
There’s nothing but excitement and happiness at the opportunities that fills the Harpy. Gone are the sorrows, gone are the feelings of being weak – held at bay for the view ahead, for the mountains and blistering winds that flit through her feathers. She absolutely could cry, but she’s strong, she has her family (most of it anyway) and settles in her mind easily. A pulse of affection, excitement, pride, accompanying the giddiness that Deimos likely feels.

Black and white wings mesh well with the snowy landscape, only broken apart by the crimson that covered her eyes. And she feels the winter winds along her wings, cold convergences that she can glide upon with ease. But she remains close to Deimos, close to Amalia in her excitement, slipping away to dart further ahead before pulling back to join the ragtag team of predators as her family.

Mountains.

There’s an ocean of sorts ahead, a sea, cold and icy that tempts her own icy gaze – it’s like it reflects the exact color. And she suddenly feels so close to herself she doesn’t know where to go. Deimos’ question through the bond earns a pulse of her excitement, her anticipation and curiosity. Always.
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Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Baker
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Amalia
She has wanted this moment.

She has feared this moment.

She has dreamt of this moment.

(But she never thought it would be--)

It is so much bigger, so much colder, so much more than she ever dreamed. Terrible and wonderful, infinite and finite. She had never known how deep the snow could be, how close the earth could come to the sky (could she touch the heavens if she only tried, reach out and fly up and vanish into cosmos?). Her dark eyes are wide in awe and fear as she follows her family through the frozen expanse (so much ice, so much snow, the world awash in white as far as the eye can see and beyond--), her mental voice subdued as she tries to corral the anxiety that pulses through her veins.

At least the girl is not alone. At least she has Jyoti, blissfully happy and endlessly enthused. At least she has Kiada, stubborn and stalwart, fire in the night.

At least she has Deimos, leading the way through the frozen expanse, more at home than she has ever seen him, proud in feathers, regal and poised.

She feels small beside them, as though she may vanish into the snow and be lost, forgotten, drown in the cold--

Ready? he asks, and though she is not the owl bobs her head. Ready.
she was so delicate
yet bursting with energy
kind of like a shattered star
Deimos Ignatius
the Resurrected Sword
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Age: 27 | Height: 6'4" | Race: Abandoned | Nationality: Outlander | Citizenship: Hollowed Grounds
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DEIMOS
He’d lived too many lives in too many different worlds to be overwhelmed. Things were fresh and new and foreign, but not all at once. Because he’d been within, ruled, kingdoms like this before, relished the sea ice, the tides, the beckoning grandeur of prominences, pinnacles, and ranges before them – wanted to share the experience, wanted to bite into its cold, glacial expanse. It wasn’t the Basin. It wasn’t the Moonlit Tides. It was something borne from the chill, the rime, and the wonder; in all its cruelty and majesty, no doubt, no uncertainty plaguing him. It was a restless wanton conflagration draped and drenched within his sanction – his figure alight on the whims of the monstrous, chilling eaves, bestial vibes awakened, emerging, from any fortified cocoon he’d held, contained, himself amongst and amidst: alive, alive, alive.

He wondered briefly, in the excitement, in the thrall, in the tempest rising along his heart, if he was asking too much, daring too far; could feel Amalia’s anxiety and apprehension, no matter how much she strived to quell it, beating against them like a drum. He’d yearned to share it with her – those traces, those foundations, of a sovereignty he and Kiada had long since left behind (not by choice; his demise, and Helovia’s collapse) – but maybe it was too much, and the selfish employ burrowed and dug into their ramparts. The Sword yielded, diminishing, billowing away fragments of excitement, the peeling of delight, saving it, storing it, breathing, stoking a calm, composed stature, feeding it into the connections, the bonds, a fortification of strength, might, and resilience. Always. Ready.

Which way? Yielding to their wishes, to their discretions, to the land of shelled-ice down below, floating above the surface, to the water’s edge, furtive fringes and boundaries resting beneath, or to the mountains themselves, beckoning, beckoning, beckoning?

--

Where to?
"who's gonna let you?"
they asked. i said
"who's gonna stop me?"
Kiada Njovu-Reyes
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don't worry mother,
your daughter is a soldier
Amalia might be anxious, and Kiada understands the reasonings that may lay behind it. But she had her and Deimos there with her – well-worn in traversing worlds, continents, landscapes. They’d ensure that Amalia would be safe, ensure the love that the two of them have for the coldest places within the worlds they found themselves in, huddled around a fire, nothing but family and friends close.

Diving slightly, she sends a pulse of comfort and adventure toward Amalia and Deimos, her heart thundering in her chest as she lets her vulture form take control, diving her deeper and deeper as she considers the options with her scarlet gaze. The little islands? She questions, shifting her feathers slightly in her attempt to curve her soaring to glide and land along the top of the shelves of ice nestled within the black waters.



Kiada chooses the icebergs?
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what the snow hides shall never be found
From your high vantage point, you think you catch a glimpse of something beneath the ice. It's probably a trick of the light; the sun moving out briefly from behind a cloud and making it seem as though the shadows were moving.

Surely it's just that, and nothing more. What you thought you saw was far too big to be real, of course.
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
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Amalia
She is anxious but they are brave, their elation spilling through bonds of soul to flood her with new strength. And beneath her anxiety there is warmth to be found, curiosity and awe a bubbling wellspring, eagerness for new lands and the vast unknown. Despite her burning trepidation Amalia can feel her excitement blooming, buoyed on by Deimos and Kiada as they sweep across the ice.

Her own venture is marked by a shallow dive, something vast beneath the ice catching the owl's eye. Had she not seen starwhales and the tulmhainar she might have believed it to be a trick of the light, but the Shield has seen enough wonder in the world to know not to take it for granted.

Starlit wings skid across the icy surface as the girl lowers herself as far as she dares, shivering as her feathers catch the spray of chill above the water. Hello? she calls into the depths, reaching with her mind and soul, Jyoti following in her wake and trilling a similar call. Rather than words she sends a feeling, a series of images and thoughts. Curiosity. Safety. Friends. Greeting. Yearning to know more.



Amalia and Jyoti fly down by the surface, mentally calling for whatever's under the ice.
she was so delicate
yet bursting with energy
kind of like a shattered star
Deimos Ignatius
the Resurrected Sword
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DEIMOS
When Kiada’s inclinations reigned towards the icebergs, cut out of the sea like jutting swords, he willingly applied, a ghostly, silent reign along the skies, swooping intervals to align with the water. Keen eyes caught the barest glimpse of movement below, and his head tilted, studying, examining in silence, caught between the potential for curiosity and excitement, or if it was nothing, nothing at all but a trick of the clouds or some mirage orchestrated by the dwindling sun. He descended slowly, coasting fathoms above the water, seeking and searching –

But Amalia goes lower, pressed and incited by the same endeavors. He listened to her call into the depths, and the pulsing wake of inquiry flooded through their senses and bonds, his wingspan reaching a little higher, more cautious, protective, intending to dive and shield if necessary. Jyoti’s following trill made him wonder, made him ponder, made him yearn to reach towards those wakes too – calculations overbearing, overwhelming, along his throat and quiet.

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Deimos hovers above Amalia and Jyoti, looking down for the thing possibly beneath the ice.
"who's gonna let you?"
they asked. i said
"who's gonna stop me?"


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what the snow hides shall never be found
It is a creature without language. Or if it had one, perhaps its merely forgotten.

As Amalia projects down below, should she reach out to feel the tether connecting her to this mind, she'll feel only the vastness of the tundra as if its consciousness is the snow and ice. Close as they all are, movement is impossible to see now, for that is how large this beast is beneath the thick layers of ice.

Even so, that isn't to say Amalia feels nothing. Instead what she feels is something ancient. Something that moves at the pace of a glacier breaking away from an ice shelf, but possessing all the same latent power held therein.
Kiada Njovu-Reyes
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don't worry mother,
your daughter is a soldier
Diving after Amalia as the baker grows a bit more brave, daring to fly above the water’s surface. And while Deimos takes the upper hand, Kiada follows Amalia with her swift wings beating above it, soaring in curiosity. She hears Amalia call for someone, Jyoti’s own sounds causing a spark of interest in her mind, and confusion as well. What was it they saw? What was it she could see that nobody else could? Was it a feeling?

She tries to feel for it as well, and comes up empty before she tilts her pale feathered head to the owl. What is it, Ama? A quiet question, wondering what caught the eye, what brought out the sudden shift in the Shield of Safrin.



Kiada dives with Amalia to go above the surface, asking Amalia what she sees.
KIADA
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Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Baker
Portal Guardian
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Amalia
Far below there is... not an answer so much as a feeling, the knowledge that something waits and lingers, distant and ancient and far more vast than anything the girl has ever experienced. She can feel Deimos' curiosity, hear Kiada's soft request; There is something down there, the Shield calls back, But it... it feels almost like the ice itself.

Carefully she descends even further, her body shifting to feline form as she lands upon the frozen ground. The snow leopard is, perhaps predictably, spectacularly suited to frigid tundra, and though the ground is slick and treacherous she manages to stand steady on its surface. Lowering her face to exhale upon the ground, she breathes a thick puff of steam before beginning to step gingerly forward, sharp eyes looking for life on the ice. I can't see it from this close... if you fly up, do you? In the meantime she will continue to push forward with the Attuned bond, to see what other denizens make this unforgiving land their home.



Amalia lands on the ice as a snow leopard, and asks the others to look from above and try to spot anything beneath while still reaching out through the Attuned bond.
she was so delicate
yet bursting with energy
kind of like a shattered star
Deimos Ignatius
the Resurrected Sword
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Age: 27 | Height: 6'4" | Race: Abandoned | Nationality: Outlander | Citizenship: Hollowed Grounds
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DEIMOS
He listened, because for now, it was essentially all he could do, and in the hovering wakes of curiosity, the inquiry couldn’t handle being too far away, and he descended slightly, gliding above, something down there striking at his senses. Almost like the ice itself gave him pause, pondering over what sort of creatures could lurk and live within the embedded, glacial sea? What could survive? Something ancient and primordial? Something riddled with the right adaptations? Something older, wiser, stronger than the rest of the earth?

His eyes glanced towards Amalia as she rendered herself on ice instead of air, but he kept himself aloft, eagle eyes catching the subtlest shift of something other than shadow, other than a shift in sea foam. Perhaps was all he could signify in the mystique – what would live out here, and why? Did it guard? Did it protect? Did it defend? Or was here to simply remain, alone out in the ethers of desolation? He maneuvered in all sorts of directions, intending to catch whatever meager glimpses available.

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Deimos hovers above, hoping to catch a glimpse.
"who's gonna let you?"
they asked. i said
"who's gonna stop me?"


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what the snow hides shall never be found
The creature, viewed from above, is nearly the size of a football field*. This vastness comes through the bond, as if Amalia's mental voice is echoing through a great and distant chasm, one within which language has long since departed.












*Canadian, not american, you wusses.
Kiada Njovu-Reyes
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don't worry mother,
your daughter is a soldier
She can hear Amalia’s quiet admission, that there is indeed something among the icy waters, that its large and like the ice itself that confuses her. Her head tilts decidedly avian, and she swoops up from where Amalia lowers herself, to join Deimos in the lookout. It’s huge… Kiada admits to Amalia, soaring higher above on the cold winds and shifting breezes to focus on the exact expanse of the creature beneath the waves.

But if Amalia and Jyoti can’t talk to it yet, and there’s no way for them to go to it, perhaps they should return? She circles Deimos briefly before dropping toward Amalia again with a croaky, guttural call as she nears the leopard. Perhaps we should come back again to try and speak to it? She asks, because ultimately it’s Amalia’s choice. She has little to say in the matter.



Kiada says 'oh its big but if we can't talk to it maybe we should leave and come back'
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