Personal Quest [SE] and i couldn't keep my mouth shut, i just had to mention
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
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Amalia
The ice is endless, Amalia thinks, but now that she has seen the ocean it feels somewhat smaller. Surmountable, if not understandable or appealing to her, but her loved ones love it and so she will try. Starlit wings are easier to travel on than wheels, she's found, and the freedom offered by her owl shift is enough to get her out of the house, agreeing to this adventure in the cold.

It wasn't long ago that they went on a similar trek, flying in formation to survey a new world and report back to a goddess on what they have learned. Now the three of them fly again, gliding on breaths of invisible air, a starwhale dancing merrily ahead, the distant snow illuminated by a waning, silver moon.

I thought it might be nice to... to sing to her about the things that have happened this year, she calls back through the Attuned bond, turning to circle around to Kiada and Deimos, the owl falling in easily between the bigger birds. Good and bad. And what we hope for in the year to come. Who wants to start?



This is a closed PQ to write a song for Safrin about the past year!
1. Amalia
2. Kiada
3. Deimos
she was so delicate
yet bursting with energy
kind of like a shattered star
Kiada Njovu-Reyes
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Age: 23 | Height: 5’7 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Outlander
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don't worry mother,
your daughter is a soldier
An owl, an eagle, and a vulture all fly to the tundra. There’s a joke to be made here. But instead, she’s simply happy to be out and flying about with Amalia, with Deimos. She’d informed them of what her and Loren and Peter had found, the little tidbit of information they’d gleaned despite it not being much. And with that, plus her time spent with Harper, plus her time working at the bakery for Amalia while she’d been gone… Well, there’s a slight bounce to her flight, an ease to her wings that hadn’t quite been there before.

She thinks she’s the only one of their trio that feels this way, and she tries to share as much of it as she can.

Amalia swoops in and speaks to them, settling in between the two of them, and Kiada makes space for the Shield with a pulse of happiness sent her way. I’ll start! She says to them, tilting a bit in her flight to draw a bit closer. It takes her a few moments to think about what to say, where to even start, knowing that her voice isn’t good and yet she hasn’t quite been one for a singsong voice at all.

Spying the mountains in a book of portals… She begins, shakily at first, a pulse of anxiety slipping through her at the tone she picks up – something soft and sweet. Never thought it’d be true. A brief pause, before the anxiety is replaced with a bounce of pride. Until LongNight came and went and we got to go there with you! She chimes, aiming to brush her wingtips along Amalia’s feathers. A pulse of pride at being able to show her the mountains her and Deimos had so clearly loved. They weren’t the same… But they were something like it. And that was close enough.
KIADA
Kiada has a large X scar on the right side of her neck.
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Deimos Ignatius
the Resurrected Sword
Militia General of the Hollowed Grounds / Guildmaster

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DEIMOS
Flying; like everything was normal, like some parts were rendered whole again, piecing together mountain backdrops and settling into some commonality – and he was afraid to feel anything, apprehensive at the calm, uncertain when it would flicker off and fade again. He was in no mood for singing, but came and went anyway, wings unfurling, might curling and coiling, the aspects of his ruminations refusing to fade, gliding amongst the eaves of twilight and opuses. The beast was no master orator (never), and there’d been no oeuvre brindled from his mind or mouth. Last year’s songs had been corresponded in mischief, in some delights long since tarnished, vanquished and gone, the rapid changes and alterations a notion caving upon him. He could feel Kiada’s excitement, incapable of matching it, sullen and quiet, listening, listening, listening, until his eyes adjusted to both, and it seemed to be his turn.

Adrift, a turn into the sky, midnight fissures on the plunge of plumage; like just yesterday when they’d been here, longing for sagacity and guidance. Wisdom from the stars, following the a set of patterns of prose his mother might have tried to instill in him, deep rumbling tones accompanying their connections and chords, shaping and guiding forward, breathing amongst the chilling voids. Blessings in the snow.
"who's gonna let you?"
they asked. i said
"who's gonna stop me?"
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
Level: 12 - Strg: 34 - Dext: 34 - Endr: 35 - Luck: 34
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Amalia
Their songs are a far cry from the hymns Amalia grew up with, but she loves them nonetheless - the jagged slant rhymes of Kiada's ode, the pensive intentionality in Deimos' reply. Opening her beak to shriek a happy note, the Shield adds her own:

Lady of the light and stars... You make us all that we are. Though Spire and temple alike may fall, our wings keep us above it all.

Around them the wind seems to pick up in harmony, a low and keen song ringing through the endless snow. Okay - now a chorus, she directs, spinning over in front of her family while she waits for their ideas.



Make up a chorus! No order
she was so delicate
yet bursting with energy
kind of like a shattered star
Kiada Njovu-Reyes
Guild Master/Mercenary

Age: 23 | Height: 5’7 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Outlander
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don't worry mother,
your daughter is a soldier
She’d been focused on the fact of Halo and the library they’d been in, to remember they were supposed to sing for Safrin. But luckily for her, Deimos and Amalia get her back on track, and she glides along beside them panging her amusement with the folds of the attuned bond. A croak of her beak echoes, briefly, before she thinks on a chorus and lowers herself a small amount in the air.

Safrin, Safrin, you’re beautiful and proud… She trails off, uncertain where to continue. Until a thought hits and she picks back up again. You’re certainly not just one in a crowd? Scarlet gaze squints to Deimos as if to ask if it was good enough to pick up on.
KIADA
Kiada has a large X scar on the right side of her neck.
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Deimos Ignatius
the Resurrected Sword
Militia General of the Hollowed Grounds / Guildmaster

Age: 26 | Height: 6'4" | Race: Abandoned | Nationality: Outlander
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DEIMOS
He’d never been one for song; the only art he’d ever truly commenced had been across the battlefield, in streaks of red. But he tried and persisted, silent unless he was orchestrating, breathing deeply amongst and amidst the refrains, a warrior mind striving to bend and reshape expressions beyond vehemence and violence. Listening, listening, listening, to strains meant for ladies of light and constellations, pondering how on earth he’d convey anything beyond simplistic strands. On the airs and wings of song, he attempted to add to Kiada’s, deep tones rumbling through an eagle’s chest, intending to rest in the sparks of the Harpy’s amusement. Powerful and mighty, never burdened with a shroud, some wince or a shrug conveyed through bird-like imitations, snorting at the grandeurs and granules of ridiculous overtures. But he continued, barreling on, nothing left to salvage now. And our heads are bowed.
"who's gonna let you?"
they asked. i said
"who's gonna stop me?"
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
Level: 12 - Strg: 34 - Dext: 34 - Endr: 35 - Luck: 34
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Amalia
They contribute more notes, the refrain taking shape; Amalia mulls it over in her mind, a mental smile and pulse of adoration let out to her feathered companions. They both offer good contributions, the rhyme scheme working in delicate balance; the verse she gives is a combination of their efforts, open in the air for their approval.

Safrin, Safrin, beautiful and proud
Powerful and mighty, never one in a crowd
Goddess of sky, star and cloud
In your honor our heads are bowed.

One more verse?
the owl suggests, clearly thrilled with their progress so far. About our hopes for the future?



What do you hope for the future? No order.
she was so delicate
yet bursting with energy
kind of like a shattered star
Deimos Ignatius
the Resurrected Sword
Militia General of the Hollowed Grounds / Guildmaster

Age: 26 | Height: 6'4" | Race: Abandoned | Nationality: Outlander
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DEIMOS
The songs, the chorus, didn’t clamber terribly hard, didn’t jar or ricochet so severely, so discordantly as he might have predicted, finally able to lapse into some realm of bemusement. On wings, on plumes of air, they gathered their strings of bonded musical chords, nearing its end, its finale – and when the baker asked for their hopes for the future, he didn’t quite know what to say. He hadn’t built himself those foundations – afraid they’d be shaking walls with no fortifications, no might, no weight to them, when everything was always left to chance, fair or foul fortune, no matter their might, no matter their tenacity. There were things he yearned and desired, but for fear they’d never come to fruition, given voice, given tangibility, they’d remained locked and clustered in his soul, in his mind, in silence. His eyes flickered briefly to the owl, and then across the icy expanse, for connections and convictions forged, for things to not always go blindly awry, for moments where they could all breathe.

Maybe this was one of them, and he simply hadn’t seen it, hadn’t realized it, until now. His mind coiled and curled a faction, a vague refrain, but meant to convey and encompass everything. On the horizon, we crave better days, instances not brandished and brindled in so much heartache and pain, continuing on and on and on, a little serenity, a little repose, before the next tempest. And bonds that cease to fray.
"who's gonna let you?"
they asked. i said
"who's gonna stop me?"
Kiada Njovu-Reyes
Guild Master/Mercenary

Age: 23 | Height: 5’7 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Outlander
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don't worry mother,
your daughter is a soldier
Deimos continues, and then Amalia adds them together in a wonderful trill. It’s silly, somewhat ridiculous, but she doesn’t mind. She’s here with them, and they’re doing it as a family – so the least that she could really do was add in her own tidbits of ideas, to see how they might all fit together. But for the future? She doesn’t know where to start, but she follows Deimos’ lead as his voice rumbles through the bond toward her, her scarlet gaze flickering over the eagle before looking to the owl.

For love to last forever. She pauses, gaze flickering from both Amalia and Deimos and the future they’ll have, for what they already have. For ties that never have to sever. She speeds up a small amount to meet Amalia’s side, a pulse of love from the girl to both the sword and the shield.{/i}
KIADA
Kiada has a large X scar on the right side of her neck.
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Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
Level: 12 - Strg: 34 - Dext: 34 - Endr: 35 - Luck: 34
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Amalia
As they finish their final contributions, Amalia hums a series of notes, composing the words into a meandering tune that rings harmoniously through the frozen night.

Spying the mountains in a book of portals
Never thought it’d be true.
Until LongNight came and went and we got
To go there with you!

Wisdom from the stars shaping and guiding forward,
Blessings in the snow, keeping dark at bay.

Lady of the light and stars
You make us all that we are.
Though Spire and temple alike may fall,
our wings keep us above it all.

Safrin, Safrin, beautiful and proud
Powerful and mighty, never one in a crowd
Goddess of sky, star and cloud
In your honor our heads are bowed.

On the horizon, we crave better days,
And bonds that cease to fray.
For love to last forever.
For ties that never have to sever
We hope for nights of starry skies
Followed by a golden sunrise.

Safrin, Safrin, beautiful and proud
Powerful and mighty, never one in a crowd
Goddess of sky, star and cloud
In your honor our heads are bowed.


It's a beautiful, if imperfect serenade, and Amalia loves it for all the contributions her family added in. Hooting a note of happiness, the girl spreads her wings and begins again, inviting Kiada and Deimos to join as they sing into the night.



We did it team! Feel free to post a wrap up singing along (or not, whatevs <3)
she was so delicate
yet bursting with energy
kind of like a shattered star


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