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Re: Songs of Peril [Closed]
« Reply #150 on: May 22, 2018, 02:01:59 PM »
CALEN JUSTICE CAMELIA
From the distance the tall wooden gate of a village could be seen. Though it was hard to tell because the gate was built within the mouth of a huge cave. The barrel of a gun could be seen sticking out of a hole right atop the gate. "Who are you? State your name and business" barked a voice coming from the hole.

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"For a long time I just practiced playing the guitar by myself. I played in the ruins of some destroyed buildings where no one could find or hear me. But whenever I would play every now and then I couldn't help but feel someone was watching me. For the longest time it scared me, I thought someone would one day come and take away my treasure and tell me to I could never play again. I couldn't explain it but I just knew someone was nearby and it would only happen when I was playing. It made me not want to play, that feeling of not knowing what they wanted or what they were going to do. But one day they gave them self away. I heard a crashing noise from nearby, like something falling, I went to look what it was and you can figure out who it is right!?"  she said excitedly. "It was Gaud falling asleep standing up!" Cami said giggling at the memory. "Can you believe it she fell asleep falling down and still didn't wake up! Everyone in the village knew who Gaud was but she and I were so different and we'd never talked before I was so confused"
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Re: Songs of Peril [Closed]
« Reply #151 on: June 03, 2018, 04:14:55 PM »
Rory blinked, surprised. Gaud just... just fell asleep from the music? He immediately thought back to earlier, when Justice had played his violin as they'd exited the fog-shrouded valley area, and had to admit that it made perfect sense. So music -- or at least live music -- had some sort of affect on Gaud. Was it just that soothing to her? Maybe it was less soothing, per say, and more that music itself just had some sort of amplified effect on her. Would an aggressive, fierce piece of music carry her into a battle fury? Would a somber piece draw her to tears? If so... if so, then that was information he needed to keep to himself.

The notion that someone as strong as Gaud could, essentially, be manipulated by song was harrowing. At the very least, there was some proof that it wasn't just Cami's playing that had an influence. Putting himself in Gaud's shoes, the idea that someone could play with his mind so easily was chilling. Definitely not something to tell Justice then... assuming he hadn't already worked it out for himself. Damn.

"That's... wow. I've never heard of someone being so effected by music before." He was genuinely floored by what Cami was describing. "I imagine the conversation after she woke up was... awkward? Lively?"
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Re: Songs of Peril [Closed]
« Reply #152 on: June 06, 2018, 10:22:43 AM »
Justice promptly ignored Calen's remarks as they moved closer to the city. There may be a chance that he stops talking if he realizes that nobody is listening. Justice continued walking toward the large wall as he saw the gun poke out of one of the holes. It was not the first time he was shot today, so he could not muster more than a quiet indignation at the prospect. "We are the security detail for Ms. Unis. We would like permission to enter the city to confirm details of the performance and look for Ms. Gaud." he said, keeping his violin resting on his shoulder.

He took the smallest of steps he could manage while trying not to be noticed and attempted to position himself in between Camelia and the door. The list of outcomes played out in his head, and he figured proper positioning would be necessary if things were to become violent again.
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Re: Songs of Peril [Closed]
« Reply #153 on: June 11, 2018, 08:37:56 PM »
Camelia took the reigns Calen handed her out of nowhere, albeit befuddled as to what she should do with them. She heard Calen's question, though. And chose to let Justice answer it, if he even did. Turns out, he didn't.

When a firearm's barrel poked out of the wall they'd been steadily approaching, Camelia's pace slowed to a crawl, moving forward with her hands open, palms facing forward, at shoulder height, reigns still held onto by her right thumb. And while she certainly appreciated Justice's apparent concern for her well-being, she wondered why exactly he'd put himself between the gun and the only person on the team that carried a shield. Sure, he was a third year and she was a first year, seniors and juniors etc. but it still felt weird and unexplained to her.
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Re: Songs of Peril [Closed]
« Reply #154 on: June 12, 2018, 02:59:19 AM »
A little put out that no one took up the horse Calen did at least get some enjoyment of watching Camelia awkwardly hold on to them for the rest of their journey. A few times Calen almost wanted to put the poor girl out of her misery but then the gaunt boy would notice something else humourous about the whole situation. Near the end of the trek mercy did eventually win out and Calen mounted up for the last leg of their journey, trying his hand at more intermediate ridding skills like smoothly swapping from a trot to a canter to a full gallop, pacing seemed a bit too far for a small town horse but Calen's mind was already a wash with the benefits of a well trained horse.

As the three finally came to the town came up behind his two companions. 'If those craters back there where caused by that gun we should probably try our best to make good first impressions, meaning if one of us gets all slobbered over by a village elder it might be worth taking one for the team.' Calen whispered mostly joking. Seeing Justice inch forward Calen was about to add something more but thought better of it and simply dismounted and waited for a response.
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