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Endless Sea (Alaki Nuva)

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About Endless Sea (Alaki Nuva)

Year 16
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    The coldest shores.
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    A little too much to keep track of. All y'all need to know is that Bionicle is very important to me. =P

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  1. IC: Cephala (Tidalpool Inn) ...oh dear. Cephala sighed bitterly. "Well," she said, doing her best to keep her tone chipper, "not too long ago it wound up violently occupied by a bunch of cultists- mostly Makuta worshippers, with a couple other assorted crazies and undesirables here and there. They all got cleared out a couple months back, but it was pretty awful while it lasted." Her voice faltered a little as not-nearly-old-enough memories began to stir. "I have this friend," she muttered. "Toa of Air, all smiles and cheers and crazy flailing, the goofiest guy you'd ever meet. He wound up stumbling into Ko while it was falling. Next time I saw him..." She closed her eyes as she remembered that first night- Joskander standing quietly in her living room, arms limp, legs shaking, armor cracked and scorched, body silhouetted by the lightning outside. When she had asked him about the blood on his hands, he had told her, in a voice that creaked like a crumbling snowdrift, the names of every single person he had buried in the Ihu-Koro cemetery over the prior two weeks. He never ate. He never slept. He just stood there, staring into nothing, until his knees finally gave out after nine hours and he collapsed into her arms. No. Stop that. Breathe. This isn't what they need to hear right now. Breathe, darn you. She breathed. "...doesn't matter right now." The words felt like a lie as she said them, but she could apologize to Joskander later. "If your friend didn't go to Ko during the occupation, I wouldn't be too worried about her getting tortured by a bunch of death worshippers or something-" why did I say that "-but the Wastes can still be pretty dangerous if you're new to the area. Freak snowstorms, avalanches, disguised cliffs, exposure to the elements, enormous Rahi predators, just plain getting lost... We've got traveler-friendly roads and stuff, sure, but Ko-Wahi's definitely one of the most hostile environments on the island. Here's hoping she had a decent guide." OOC: @Geardirector @Mel
  2. IC: Cephala (Tidalpool Inn) "To Ko-Wahi?" Cephala grimaced. "Hopefully this wasn't too long ago. Ko's been through a lot these past few years." OOC: @Mel @Geardirector
  3. IC: Joskander (Obsidian Outpost) Joskander took one last look at Gak's grave and whispered a quick prayer he'd learned in Ihu- he wasn't particularly religious, but it was the least he could offer to the dead. Then he turned back to Mar. "Ready." He waved his hand, and a gust of wind tore up the cold slopes to Ko-Koro, carving a path through the snow. OOC: @Geardirector I don't actually know how to write intra-Wahi travel :P Do we just say our characters are at the gates or something?
  4. IC: Cephala (Tidalpool Inn) "Mm." Cephala lurched over the table to scoop up her story stones. "Pleasure was mine, friend," she said as she refilled her bag. "Feel free to stop by my hut whenever you feel like another chat! Eastern docks, right next to the Gardens, little sand circle out in front- you can't miss it." A thought struck her. She paused, hand closed around the Makuta stone. "Actually, wait- would it be all right if I came with you two? For a little while, at least? I daresay I'd have an easier time learning about my new neighbors in your company..." OOC: @Geardirector @Mel
  5. IC: Joskander (Obsidian Outpost) "Sounds like a plan, then." Joskander nodded curtly. "Ko first, though, if that's all right with ye." OOC: @Geardirector
  6. IC: Joskander (Obsidian Outpost) "Well, if you want off, I suppose the cable car's right there..." Joskander gestured at the outpost. "Alternatively, I'm thinking about popping on over to Ga-Koro after I see Dahkapa again. Got a buddy that lives there..." OOC: @Geardirector
  7. IC: Cephala (Tidalpool Inn) "Oh, I'm sure she'll be happy to accommodate you if you catch her when she's not busy. Of course, with all these new arrivals..." Cephala shrugged. "And don't worry about the drinking thing, that was a joke. I don't drink to drown my sorrows, I drink because I like the tingle." OOC: @Mel @Geardirector
  8. IC: Joskander (Obsidian Outpost) ...?! "Sure," Joskander said, and now he was smiling too. "How far?"
  9. IC: Cephala (Tidalpool Inn) Cephala looked at Mako with a sad smile. "Ah... I was waiting for an excuse to do this." She closed her eyes. "Gathered friends, listen once again..." It was not a long performance, but for a Turaga's meager powers it was an ordeal nonetheless. The tiredness when she opened her eyes again, however, was more than just physical. "The First Toa did indeed come to this island, just as the village prophecies foretold. A hundred years ago, they washed up in canisters hurled from the heavens, turned away armies of Makuta's corrupted Rahi that had plagued the Matoran here for a millennium, and made their way beneath the Great Temple to Makuta's lair deep beneath. None of them returned." Cephala flicked her fingers, and as one, the six stones representing the First Toa fell. "Around the time I came to the island- just a couple years back, in fact- a bunch of Matoran went on a quest and got themselves turned into replacements for the First Toa. They went down into Makuta Land themselves, and apparently they actually won that round." She shrugged. "I say 'apparently', of course, because he's clearly back now. Oh, nobody talks about it out loud, but we all feel it- we've been feeling it for months now. It's like there's a pair of eyes directly behind you every moment of your life, like there's a set of intangible strings always tugging at your body, like the entire universe tilted a couple degrees when you weren't looking and now everyone's about to fall off a cliff that was never there. When Makuta's about, everything's just a little bit wrong, and you're just aware of it for it to hurt you." The Po-Turaga frowned, pursed her lips, sighed. "Got a little carried away there. Sorry, Been holding a lot of that in for a while. Dunno if I should thank you two or the drinks for helping me get it all out... eh, heck with it, I'll thank you all." She chuckled bitterly. "Long story short- Maru are special Toa. Fought Makuta or something, actually lived to tell the tale. I'm pretty sure Ga-Koro's patron Maru is actually in town right now- her name's Leah, by the by- but she's probably busy with the fleet that apparently turned up on her doorstep when she wasn't looking. When I wasn't looking. She was probably looking. Whatever. Boy, I sure do miss not remembering that I'm drunk." OOC: @Geardirector @Mel
  10. IC: Joskander (Obsidian Outpost) "Promised Dahkapa I'd meet up with him at Ko-Koro. After that..." Mind-shapers in Ga...? ...no. That's not my decision to make. And yet Enforcer's words lingered nonetheless. Joskander grimaced. He supposed he should have expected just how draining it would be, interacting with a broken brother. Not that it would have changed anything- not that it would have kept him from his guilt- but he never would have been emotionally equipped for this. As much as he wanted to help Dahkapa, was there truly anything he could do at this point? Did Dahkapa even need him? And, more than anything else, he just wanted to go and see Cephala. To talk to a friend again. It would lift his spirits, if nothing else. "...after that, maybe do some running around here and there. It's what I'm good at." OOC: @Geardirector Ach, I'm torn. I wanna toss Joskander into Ga so I can write him as a walking meme again, but I don't think he'd want to leave his impromptu interrogation unfinished (he's deffo at least a little bit suspicious still) and the whole Dahkapa thing still lives rent-free in his head...
  11. IC: Charek (Dark Walk) Ah. That sounded like escalation. Charek turned, keeping the Dark Walk entrance in his peripheral vision, and winced at the sight of what seemed to be a walking corpse, shrouded in shadow and blood. What in the world was this? Some creation of those death cultists that had once invaded Ko-Koro? A product of Rahkshi magicks- could Rahkshi even do such a thing? Perhaps the result of that "Antidermis" mutagen he'd heard rumors of when he first came to the island? Had the team come face to face with Makuta himself? The figure spoke of a "legacy"- or was it "Legacy", with a capital L? The Toa's earlier paranoia, fueled by anticipation and uncertainty, was receding fast. In its place, it left questions... and a strong urge to pull out a gun. "With all due respect, sir," he called, hand inching towards the rifle at his side, "I'd appreciate it if you were a little less cryptic with your warnings." OOC: @Light
  12. IC: Charek (Dark Walk) "Charek. Six." Charek kept his eyes trained on the entrance to the room. The path ahead might be dangerous, but so too was the path they'd already traveled- and his paranoia was still getting stronger. OOC: @ dark walk crew IC: Joskander (Obsidian Outpost) Man. Tough crowd. I'm really not cut out for this investigative business, am I? "Come to think of it, what did happen with Gak, anyways? How does he enter the picture?" OOC: @Geardirector
  13. IC: Cephala (Tidalpool Inn) Cephala snorted. "Makuta doesn't care what you prefer," she said. She closed her eyes and waved her hand, and slowly the obsidian effigy turned to glare at Pradhai. "Serve or die. Those are his terms. Personally, I'd rather punch him in his smug face, but something tells me little old me wouldn't live to regret that- assuming he even has a face. Maybe I should ask a Maru sometime..." OOC: @Mel @Geardirector
  14. There's something about this that gives me Actual Set vibes, and I love it. Nicely done. Also, splendid crabbo. =D
  15. IC: Joskander (Obsidan Outpost) "Just a chance meeting, huh?" Joskander raised an eyebrow (insofar as Toa had eyebrows). "I'm surprised you offered to help him with the body, then. That's not the sort of job you usually see people lining up to do, y'know?" OOC: @Geardirector
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