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Arialla Calimeris


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Arialla

Kneeling before the shrine, Arialla tried to steady her breathing -- a bit ragged after climbing the lighthouse's stairs -- and steady her mind. She couldn't help feel quite anxious about speaking with Safrin again, especially given the amount of time she'd allowed to lapse before returning. Safrin had told her to come back after LongNight ... Well, it sure was after LongNight.

It wasn't that she didn't want to speak to the goddess. But last time she'd spoken to Safrin, she'd had so little idea of what she was asking for, beyond a way home that she couldn't have -- and was coming to accept she would never have. She'd wanted a clearer idea of what she sought before she returned to Safrin, so she'd put it off and put it off ...

And she still didn't have that idea, still didn't know how she wanted her future to unfold. But fate had handed her a perfect offering in the mirror she'd found while cleaning up the beach in Torchline; it felt like a sign, ordering her to stop procrastinating and return to Safrin.

With a deep breath, Arialla placed the ornate, gilded mirror she'd found on the beach on the shrine. Since digging it up, she'd cleaned it, polished it, and gotten the glass repaired. Whatever else she might blush for, Arialla felt confident in her offering.

"Lady Safrin ... I've returned," she said quietly, hoping that her prayers would reach the goddess. Should she apologize immediately, or say nothing about the time passed and hope Safrin wouldn't bring it up? Probably better to seize the initiative. "I apologize for taking so long -- I didn't want to call upon you again without a better idea of what to ask. But ... I still feel lost in Caido, so I must once again request your guidance."

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The glass of the mirror will swirl and blur with starlit imprints. Rippling not unlike the surface of water, the reflection will darken to reveal cosmic eternity, rather than the sweet face of the woman who placed it on the shrine.

"What a lovely and thoughtful thing to bring." The goddess hums from where she suddenly sits upon the window sill. Offering the young woman a radiant smile, Safrin softly shakes her head to suggest that no apology is needed. "This is a large world, one you're not used to. But I am proud of you for trying to find your way on your own." While the goddess values boldness and the ability to rely on oneself, she's never been a fan of those who relentlessly try and make it on their own as if they have something to prove.

"Come, tell me what's on your mind."
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Arialla Calimeris


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Arialla

Safrin's presence, and her praise, made Arialla feel warm, and she blushed. While she knew better than to get too comfortable with a goddess, she was starting to truly appreciate how much more caring Safrin seemed than the gods she knew. Even her beloved Apollo had always been more distant, and potentially fickle. He wouldn't have forgiven her for not returning at the appointed time, or praised her for navigating this new world.

"Thank you." Arialla paused, putting her thoughts together. "I am getting more comfortable here, and I have ... accepted that I won't be going home."

It hurt to say that out loud, but it was true. While she still had the occasional thought about finding a way home, she'd chosen to ignore them, to make herself focus on building a life here.

"You're probably already aware of this, but the Loreseekers have collapsed, with Jigano gone and Samuel ... otherwise occupied." Arialla's sorrow over the guild's fate -- and Samuel's -- entered her voice. "So that is no longer an option, unless ... someone else takes up the reins."

The thought had entered Arialla's mind, barely, that she could be that person -- but she considered it unlikely. She wasn't particularly studious, or particularly adventurous, or otherwise particularly skilled. Her only qualification for the role was that she was there. And, maybe, interested.

"The Caido Aid Society is starting out in Torchline," Arialla added, somewhat more enthusiastically. "I think they'll -- we'll -- be able to do a lot of good."

Arialla rubbed her chin, considering. "And then there are the souls of the Ascended, as we discussed last time -- I spoke to Amalia about them, but only briefly, and never did track down Delphia. With all of that in mind, I suppose I'm here to ask what path you would see me take ..."

She paused, because it seemed a bit foolish, almost selfish, to call down Safrin solely for life advice. So she continued: "I would still serve you, if you'll have me. Against the Voice, yes, but also for you, and for Caido. I've asked you to counsel me, give me knowledge, a way home, revenge, but -- what can I do for you?"

Arialla didn't know if Safrin would want to give her a divine mission, but she felt it was important to offer Safrin something beyond endless petty questions.

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"Perhaps not...but...I hope in time you will think of this place as your home." Safrin sweetly offers with a nod of her head, understanding what a disruption to one's sense of self and order it must be to be torn away from everything known.

Nodding as the Loreseekers are mentioned and Sam's lack of attention to them, the goddess can only shrug softly. "That is the trouble with mortals. Their attentions are so slow...their eyes too blind to the world before them." She offered Jigano everything after all, power and knowledge, and he'd turned away, fled into some unreality where he couldn't be found again.

Listening as Arialla outlined the other options available to her, potential starting points to paths she might follow, Safrin leans against the inner curve of the window with a smile playing on her lips. "But of course I will have you." She coos indulgently. "Why shouldn't I want someone as clever and wondrous as you are?" Despite all the stars in Safrin's sky, all those who worship her, she sounds as if she truly means it. With her attention focused solely on Arialla, she hums a thoughtful note as she considers.

"Well...How do you see your life playing out? Do you wish to find yourself in an organization, helping others? Beneath the stars, following directives from me? Living a life of adventure? There are many things I might have you do, and I'd not send you down a path prematurely."
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