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Liri Dazzlebeam 10-01-2014 01:14 AM

Believing Is Only The Beginning
 
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In a world of overbearing kings and queens, a group of people, known as the “Clann,” have kept a secret for a decade now. Their secret, a girl. A very gifted girl that they have hidden away from the rest of the world, a world that would have taken advantage of her, and used her to fight their petty battles. This girl showed the Clann a whole new way of life, and they dedicated theirs to protecting hers. In this process, The Clann discovered that there are more children like Nyna, children with extraordinary talents, children that are being hunted down by the King’s best agents and turned into a reluctant army in order to take over all of Alagaesia.

These children like Nyna can have amazing abilities like telekinesis, invisibility, empathy, weather manipulation, shapeshifting, levitation, telepathy, teleportation, healing, and prophecy. These gifts can appear at any point in their lives, usually in a moment of high fear or danger. The children have one strong ability, and one lesser. Usually the lesser one manifests first, unless the child is in great danger, then sometimes they find both at the same time. The Clann has spent their whole lives learning about Nyna’s abilities, and now they devote everything to finding and protecting all other children like her.

Your character(s) are these children, Clann members, or Dai Li Agents (an elite team of martial arts agents who work for the King). No one will be Nyna, although she will teach the other children when the Clann finds them. (Nyna is now an adult.) Nyna is different from the rest of the Gifted children, as she has all the ten powers but none are very strong. The other Gifted each have one strong ability and one minor ability.

This happens in a parallel world, in a time of royals, castles, and peasants, but it is not medieval.

Rules:
3 characters, NOT all three can be gifted, at least one must be normal (Clann or Dai Li)
2 powers per Gifted child, One strong the other minor
Don’t majorly control other people’s characters without asking first
No god-modding
Keep it clean with good grammar/legibility
Try to be creative with your two powers so that not everyone has the same power set
No gore, no modern weapons
Have fun!!! :)

Gifts:
Strong options:
Telekinesis - ability to move objects with the mind
Weather manipulation - ability to control the weather and create natural phenomenon
Teleportation - ability to move instantaneously from one location to another
Shapeshifting - ability to transform into another creature
Healing - ability to heal self and others
Minor options:
Invisibility - ability to turn completely invisible
Empathy - ability to read and influence others’ emotions
Levitation - ability to fly
Prophecy - ability to perceive future events before they happen
Telepathy - ability to mentally receive and transmit information

Form:
Name:
Gender:
Age(8-25):
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent:
Strong Ability (If Gifted):
Minor Ability (If Gifted):
Personality:
Appearance:
Other:

My Forms:
Name: Natalia Frey (Talia for short)
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 21
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann
Personality: Determined, agile, caring, smart, sometimes hot-headed, bold, daring, stubborn
Appearance: tall, thin, long brown hair usually braided, blue-green eyes
Other: Talia goes on missions throughout Alagaesia to find and rescue Gifted children. She grew up in the Clann and is friends with Nyna. She is also good with a bow. She will be very upset when Ren, her nemesis, becomes Gifted and when Ren and Finn grow super close.

Name: Lyren Walker (Ren for short)
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Currently a Dai Li Agent, will become Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Telekinesis
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Telepathy
Personality: seems cold and distant until you get to know her, determined, daring, agile, smart, sometimes ruthless, hides her emotions well
Appearance: Tall, thin, blonde hair, green eyes, very fast, strong, and agile. Highly skilled at martial arts.
Other: Ren is currently a Dai Li Agent for the King, and is close friends with fellow agent Galadriel, but will find out she is Gifted. She will be very conflicted because she trained her whole life to be the best agent she could be, and then she finds she is the very thing she has been hunting down for the King. She doesn’t want to be forced into his ‘gifted army,’ because that would be a downgrade in her eyes, and Galadriel has turned against her and is hunting her down. Ren takes this as a harsh betrayal, and is deeply hurt that her friend would turn on her. Left with nowhere else to go, Ren will reluctantly escape with Talia to the Clann hideout. Talia will show her that the Dai Li and the King are corrupted, and she will eventually join their cause, and form a bond with young Finn.

Name: Fintayn Jameson (Finn for short)
Gender: Male
Age(8-25): 9
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Weather Manipulation
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Invisibility
Personality: Shy, caring, smart, inquisitive, observant
Appearance: Brown hair, green eyes, small, thin, fast, good at climbing, quick reflexes
Other: Finn is an orphan boy living on the streets. He will grow close to Ren.


Night Wish's Forms:
Name: Haven Stavros
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 13
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Weather Manipulation
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Levitation
Personality: Warm, outgoing, and social, Haven is very caring and loyal to her friends. However, she's also impulsive and too easily controlled by her emotions. Haven is fiercely protective of the people she cares about, but she is also sensitive to betrayal and not the most forgiving person in the world when it comes to that. And when she's angry, watch out, because things can literally get stormy...
Appearance: Tall and slender, with pointed, elfin features. Haven has very pale skin that contrasts sharply with her long, midnight black hair and stormy blue-gray eyes. Image attached.
Other: Haven's family was suspected by the Dai Li of secretly harboring Gifted children. After a violent attack on her family, both of Haven's abilities manifested themselves, distracting the Dai Li agents long enough for her to escape. She was helped by a mysterious guy who claimed to have "abilities" like hers, and survived in hiding for a few months before accidentally losing control of her powers... And that's where the Clann comes in.

Name: Ansell Vaile (pronounced like "veil")
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Gifted, Clann or Dai Li agent: Clann, but pretending to be a Dai Li agent. You know, a spy
Personality: Brave, clever, quick thinker, a great liar and actor. Makes bad jokes a lot, and delights in getting on Ren's and Galadriel's nerves (which he does all the time). With the Dai Li, he is strong and a good fighter, but also arrogant, callous and uncaring, being branded a "troublemaker" by most of the agents on his team. However, with the people he actually cares about, Ansell usually thoughtful, caring, compassionate and understanding. While, you know, still cracking the occasional annoying joke.
Appearance: Tall, athletic, tousled light brown hair and bright green eyes
Other: Ansell believes that the best way to hide is in plain sight. By making jokes all the time, and constantly getting on people's nerves, he's ensured that people will label him as a "useless troublemaker", and not want to get close to him. That actually works pretty well... Everyone thinks he's rather careless and unintelligent, so they never suspect him of a complicated traitorous plan. However, there is danger in that, as Ren and Galadriel hate him so much, the only thing keeping them from throwing him in the dungeon is the fact that their superiors think he's a good fighter and an asset to their team. Ansell is skilled with a sword, and also with hand-to-hand combat.

Name: Sierra Leitner
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 15
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Shapeshifting
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Empathy
Personality: Bold, adventurous, and free-sprited, Sierra tends to be a bit of a rebel. She can be a good friend, but she rarely trusts people enough to let them in. Sierra is also strong-willed and determined.
Appearance: Tall, athletic, with light skin and slightly slanted amber eyes. She has long blonde hair that she wears in an elaborately braided style with a few tendrils hanging over one shoulder. Whenever she's on an adventure on the mountainside, however, she wears her braid loose over one shoulder.
Other: Sierra's parents are famous mountain explorers, and she's spent most of her life going with them on their explorations. She's toured most of the mountains ranges in Alagaesia with them. The name "Sierra" actually means "mountain range" in Spanish. Sierra has always had a way with the animals she meets on those mountainsides, though she can't explain why. Instead of being rescued by the Clann, Sierra was captured by the Dai Li when she accidentally exposed her powers, and was forced to join the King's army.


Alexa's Forms:
Name: Tori Elle Gaven
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Gifted, Clann, Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong ability: Shape-shifting
Minor ability: Invisibility
Personality: Cold, rude, sarcastic, pessimistic
Appearance: Has red/orange/light orange hair, has a scar across her left eye, dark blue eyes
Other: Her parents died when she was 7. From there, she swore revenge on the person who ended her parents. She also became a thief, stealing food and other things as well. When something looked valuable, or when she was desperate, she would sell an item that she'd stolen. She got the scar on her eye one day while she was being chased by authorities. She managed to escape them, but she twisted her ankle and got several cuts and bruises along the way. All her injuries healed, except for the scar across her eye, which many people ask her about, which annoys her. She is a really good fighter and is really good at archery. She's not the greatest at hand-to-hand combat, but she knows a little about it.

Name: Ezra Ridenger (nick-name: Ez)
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann
Personality: Geeky, optimistic, caring, brave (at times)
Appearance: attached
Other: Was accepted into the Clann one day when he helped them rescue a Gifted. From there on he was trained by Natalia Frey and another Clann agent. He is young and looked down upon by some people at the Clann, but he always manages to change their minds. He is skilled with a sword but not so great at hand-to-hand combat. Is a major geek.

Name: Galadriel Dolemay (Nick-name: Galy (very seldom used, unless you want to get hurt; Agent Darklighter <used more often than her real name)
Gender: Female
Age (8-25): 20
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Dai Li Agent
Personality: Ruthless, rude, uncaring, arrogant, bossy, merciless
Appearance: attached
Other: Ran away from home at the age of 7. Lived on the streets for most of her life and got into many fights. One day, she got into a fight with a Gifted (she didn't know that) and defeated him. Several Dai Li Agents saw this (they were there to take the Gifted) and took and Galadriel in. She quickly excelled in her training and soon became a high ranking Dai Li Agent and became close friends with Lyren Walker, so when she finds out that Ren is Gifted, Galadriel will be furious and immediately set out to destroy her. Galadriel is admired by many Dai Li Agents, but is feared by everyone, except Ren. She cares more about herself than her fellow Dai Li Agents, with the exception of Lyren Walker (before she found out Ren was a Gifted). Galadriel is a skilled fighter and can use a bow and arrow and a sword and is very skilled in hand-to-hand combat.


Glory's Forms:
Name: Stacia Waybern
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Gifted, Clann or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability: Telekinesis
Minor Ability: Invisibility
Personality: Bright, cheerful, friendly, and caring, but a bit withdrawn at times. She can be brave when the situation calls for it, but is usually cautious.
Appearance: Lightly tanned skin, long brown hair with a braid on the side, blue eyes
Other: She's from a cold, wintery part of the country, but Stacia has always preferred the warmth.

Name: Hanna Jarvis
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Gifted, Clann or Dai Li: Clann agent in training
Personality: Bright, cheerful, eager to please. She's very passionate about the things she believes in, and can be a bit stubborn and hot tempered.
Appearance: Hanna has short blonde hair, bright green eyes, and is small for her age. In battle she is quick and has good reflexes, but isn't very strong.
Other: Hanna's great-uncle is one of the Elders, so she's been around the Clann since she was a kid. She's currently in training to be an agent, and is about to go on her first mission. She usually uses throwing daggers in battle, and short swords for close range combat.


Popcorn's Forms:
Name: Cadence Georges
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann
Personality: Cadence is quite smart and is very kind and considerate. She's willing to help Clann and Nyna in any way she can, but she still dreams of being able to personally protect Nyna and each of the Gifted from the Dai Li. She isn't very brave and courageous on an everyday basis, but if its an emergency, Cadence can rise to the occasion
Appearance: She has dark skin, dark brown hair that falls past her shoulders, and brownish/blackish eyes. She can usually be found smiling and wearing some shade of mint green, usually in a dress with quarter-length Spanish-style sleeves and a long, simple skirt.
Other: Her mother and her were saved by Nyna once, when Cadence was younger. Since then, she's always dreamed of trying to return the favor by becoming one of Nyna's guardians. She worked hard to get into Clann, and was eventually accepted. Cadence also has a knack for inventing things when she's not welcoming and taking care of the Gifted.


Jenny Hollybell's Forms:
Name: Katherine Hunter Kennedy
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann, but she is gifted.
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Weather Manipulation
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Telepathy
Personality: Sophisticated, serious, kind, brave. She puts others before herself.
Appearance: Short light brown hair with bangs, light skin, brown eyes. 5'7" and she's quite skinny.
Other: She likes tea, rainy days, and puppies. As an agent, she's just "K" so her identity is kept secret.


Pixie Hollow Forever's Forms:
Name: Aloisa Averie (Sister of Andres) Nickname Ali
Gender:Female
Age(8-25):13
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Healing
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Levitation
Personality: perky, loves to sing, very social
Appearance: long blond hair, tan skin, blue eyes
Other: none for now


Name: Andres Averie (brother of Aloisa) nickname And or Andy
Gender: male
Age(8-25): 11
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann
Personality: changes moods a lot, very sporty
Appearance: curly blond hair, blue eyes, tan skin
Other: none for now


Marionette's Forms:
Name: Grace Peterson
Gender: female
Age: 16
Gifted, clann,Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong ability: Healing
Minor ability: Telepathy
Personality: cunning, smart ,caring , daring, confident
Appearance: tall, short black hair, thin
Other: Grace is a Gifted child with a twin sister she never knew of. Her twin is Alice Riverson who is currently a Dai Li Agent

Name: Alice Peterson
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li agent: Dai Li Agent (will become gifted)
Strong ability: Weather Manipulation
Minor ability: Prophecy
Personality: cunning, outgoing, daring
Appearance: tall, short black hair, thin
Other: Alice is twins with Grace but became a Dai Li agent

Name: Caroline
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 20
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann
Personality: A daydreamer, responsible, outgoing
Appearance: will post later
Other: The only one who really knows the past about Caroline is Grace


Lemony's Forms:
Name: Joy
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li agent: Gifted
Strong ability: Healing
Minor ability: Invisibility
Personality: Shy and quiet, but very loyal
Appearance: Short blonde hair, green eyes, likes the color pink
Other: Twin sister named Hope.

Name: Hope
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li agent: Gifted
Strong ability: Weather Manipulation
Minor ability: Empathy
Personality: Determined and passionate
Appearance: Long blonde hair, brown eyes, likes the color blue
Other: Twin sister named Joy.

Name: Zora
Gender: female
Age: 17, almost 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li agent: Dai Li ( poses as a villager or the Clann tricking the Gifted )
Personality: Zora is charming, friendly and funny when she is "helping the Gifted " when she is with the Dai Li she is a serious, and willing to prove her self useful. She is great at disguises and acting ( which she uses when she "helps the Gifted " )
Appearance: Zora has red hair and hazel eyes and freckles. As a villager she wears her hair in a bun and a blue dress. As a Dai Li Zora wears her hair down and dresses in red and black.
Other: Working on it.


Coconut Tulippetal's Forms:
Name: Heather Greenleaf
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Healing
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Prophecy
Personality: kind, sweet, a good friend
Appearance: brown hair, light blue eyes, light skin, wears green a lot



Night Wish 10-01-2014 01:39 AM

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Yay! Sounds awesome Liri, I can't wait to start this. Thanks for using the title I suggested! :Laughing:
And I love Ren's new name, by the way. The new spelling of Finn's is pretty cool too. :Happy:

Name: Haven Stavros
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 13
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Weather Manipulation
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Levitation
Personality: Warm, outgoing, and social, Haven is very caring and loyal to her friends. However, she's also impulsive and too easily controlled by her emotions. Haven is fiercely protective of the people she cares about, but she is also sensitive to betrayal and not the most forgiving person in the world when it comes to that. And when she's angry, watch out, because things can literally get stormy...
Appearance: Tall and slender, with pointed, elfin features. Haven has very pale skin that contrasts sharply with her long, midnight black hair and stormy blue-gray eyes. Image attached.
Other: Haven's family was suspected by the Dai Li of secretly harboring Gifted children. After a violent attack on her family, both of Haven's abilities manifested themselves, distracting the Dai Li agents long enough for her to escape. She was helped by a mysterious guy who claimed to have "abilities" like hers, and survived in hiding for a few months before accidentally losing control of her powers... And that's where the Clann comes in. :Wink:

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(Now that she's no longer Greek, I guess Haven's last name doesn't make sense anymore. :Laughing: Oh well, I still like it!)


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Alexa Diamondflower 10-01-2014 01:58 AM

I will join soon. :) Please save me a spot. :)

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-01-2014 02:14 AM

Thanks Night!

I'm so glad you two are joining! :)

Haha, Haven's last name is still cool though! :)

Lemonyfairy44 10-01-2014 08:44 PM

Ok sorry made some mistakes I got confused

Joy twin of Hope
Gender female
Age 14
Powers invisibility and healing
Appearance short blonde hair blue eyes likes the color pink
Personality shy and quite but very loyal, she starts to warm up to the Clann and become energetic and talkative.

Name Hope twin of Joy
Gender female
Age 14
Powers whether manipulation and empathy
Appearance long blonde hair blue eyes likes the color blue
Personality determined and passionate, hopefull, gives "nicknames " the Dai Li agents. Monster for Ansell, Evil for Galy, Wicked for Ren, Scowl for Nate.

popcorn1234 10-01-2014 08:56 PM

The thread has come back from the dead! :Teasing:
And with it has returned Cadence! Except she's slightly different than before, of course. New Cadence would look at Old Cadence's tech-savvy smartphone with a look of stunned confusion.

Name: Cadence Georges
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann
Strong Ability (If Gifted):
Minor Ability (If Gifted):

Personality: Cadence is quite smart and is very kind and considerate. She's willing to help Clann and Nyna in any way she can, but she still dreams of being able to personally protect Nyna and each of the Gifteds from the Dai Li. She isn't very brave and courageous on an everyday basis, but if its an emergency, Cadence can rise to the occasion
Appearance: She has dark skin, dark brown hair that falls past her shoulders, and brownish/blackish eyes. She can usually be found smiling and wearing some shade of mint green, usually in a dress with quarter-length Spanish-style sleeves and a long, simple skirt. In other words, see the image below.


Other: Her mother and her were saved by Nyna once, when Cadence was younger. Since then, she's always dreamed of trying to return the favor by becoming one of Nyna's guardians. She worked hard to get into Clann, and was eventually accepted. Cadence also has a knack for inventing things when she's not welcoming and taking care of the Gifteds.

And apparently, I've also made over three thousand posts! :party:

Marionette 10-01-2014 09:25 PM

Believing Is Only The Beginning
 
Name: Grace Riverson

Gender: female

Age: 16

Gifted, clann,Dai Li Agent: gifted

Strong ability: healing

Minor ability: telepathy

Personality: cunning, smart ,caring , daring, confident

Appearance: tall, short black hair, thin

Other: Grace is a gifted child with a twin sister she never knew of. Her twin is Alice Riverson who is currently a Dai Li Agent

Name: Alice Riverson

Gender: Female

Age: 16

Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li agent: Dai Li agent ( will become gifted )

Strong ability: weather manipulation

Minor ability: prophecy

Personality: cunning, outgoing, daring

Appearance: see form above

Other: Alice is twins with grace but became a Dai Li agent

Lol I'm on my phone right now so my form and spelling may be wrong XD can't wait to start!

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-01-2014 09:54 PM

I'm so glad everyone is joining! Welcome everyone!

Lemonyfairy, water manipulation wasn't one of the options given for an ability. And since this isn't in modern times, there isn't marine biology or aquariums, and there are also no mermaids in this. But other than that, your forms look great!

Of course it came back Popcorn! :) I just needed to change it some so that it would be ok. Haha, New Ren would look at Technopathic Old Ren in complete bewilderment! ;) I'm glad Cadence is back :)

Night Wish 10-01-2014 10:03 PM

You're welcome Liri! And thank you, I'm glad you like it. :Happy:
Yay, so glad you joined, Popcorn. Welcome, Cadence 2.0! :Teasing: Yes, it's back, but shh, don't say that so loudly - the mods might hear! :Shocked: Just kidding. If any mods are reading this, that was a joke! :Laughing: It's a cleaner - and hopefully better - version this time!
I can't wait to RP with everyone! :Excited:
Marionette, I think Prophecy was one of the weaker powers, and I don't think you can have it as your character's strong power. If you look at Liri's list of powers, she has them categorized as stronger or weaker. Do you mind changing that? :)

Bleh, I have two unit tests tomorrow and a huge presentation on Friday! :GrossedOut: Sometimes school really annoys me... I hate being busy all the time.


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Liri Dazzlebeam 10-01-2014 10:25 PM

Thanks for catching that Night! Yes, Marionette, Night is correct. Please change your form so that Alice has one stronger ability from the list and one minor ability from the list.

Marionette 10-01-2014 11:12 PM

Thanks guys XD

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-01-2014 11:32 PM

I'm really sorry to do this again Marionette, but would you mind changing either Alice's stronger or minor ability so that her ability set isn't the same as Haven's? I want them to all have slightly different skills. Maybe Alice could have Weather Manipulation and Prophecy?

And good luck with your tests and presentations Night!!

Marionette 10-01-2014 11:35 PM

Believing Is Only The Beginning
 
Lol okay


I wanna start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD

Marionette 10-02-2014 12:11 AM

Believing Is Only The Beginning
 
Here's another form!

Name: holly Peterson

Gender: female

Clann, Dai Li agent, gifted: Clann

Personality: cunning, sometimes selfish, outgoing, daring

Appearance: log brown hair in pony tail

Other: holly is best friends with Alice until Alice becomes a gifted child

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-02-2014 12:15 AM

Thanks Marionette! :)

We can start now if you want :)

Talia

"Talia!" Cadence calls out to me, "A huge storm just came up out of nowhere! Its near Calian!"
"On it! Come on guys!" I call to my team, "We have to get there before the Dai Li do!" I urge, and we mount up and ride top speed to the village Calian.

When we arrive, I scan the area, trying to find the origin of the storm. This storm came out of nowhere, which means it is coming from a Gifted kid somewhere. If I can find the eye of the storm, I will find the kid.
"Look for the eye!" I call to my team.
"There!" One replies, pointing over to a girl in the woods.
"Alright, we need to be careful not to scare her away, but we need to calm her down. The Dai Li could be here any moment!" I say as I dismount and walk towards the girl. I keep my hands up and walk slowly, being careful not to startle her, and she watches me suspiciously.
"Don't come any closer!" She cries out, pointing her hands at me. I freeze in place instantly, knowing if I moved then she would likely use her Gift on me.
"I'm not going to hurt you! I'm here to help you. I am Talia, and I am a member of the Clann. We are here to take you to a safe place, where the Dai Li wont hurt you."

When I said Dai Li, the girl's eyes widened in fear, and I knew she had already encountered them. I was surprised she was still free from them.
"What is your name, sweetie?" I ask.
"H-Haven." She replies, beginning to lower her arms, "How do I know you are telling the truth? How do I know you aren't one of them?"
"Haven, I promise you, I am not a Dai Li Agent. I will not hurt you, and I do not lie. Please, just take my hand, come with me. I will keep you safe."

Just then, Dai Li Agents appear, lead by the tall blonde that had become my nemesis.
"Ha. Thought you could get away with this, Clann? We will take the girl to the King, and we will take you all to the dungeon!" The blonde said confidently.
"Think again." I retort, then to my team I shout, "Now!" My team instantly dives at the agents, keeping them busy while I jump on my horse and ride over to Haven. "Haven! Come on! We need to leave now! Trust me, I will keep you safe!" I say, holding out my hand to her.
She nods, wide-eyed, and takes my hand. I pull her up onto my horse in front of me, and whirl around to escape.

I see the blonde standing in my way, but I simply urge my mount to gallop straight at her anyways, jumping over her as she dives out of the way at the last minute, throwing a lasso at the same time to try to capture us. I slice through the rope with my dagger before it can tighten around us, and we gallop off. I take a round-about way to return to the secret hiding place of the Clann, so that the Dai Li wont be able to follow me there.

"Don't worry," I say to Haven, "You are safe now." I hope all my team makes it back ok. I thought to myself. I wish I could have stayed to help, but the most important thing was for me to have gotten Haven away. We all were willing to give up our lives and our freedom to fight for this cause, so I just had to trust in my team's abilities to get them back safely.

Marionette 10-02-2014 12:28 AM

Believing Is Only The Beginning
 
Alice:
"We could've easily captured that little girl" I said to the blonde woman who was leading our group. She glared at me before looking forward again. As the Dai Li agents kept moving, they had no idea that another gifted child was watching them closely.

Grace:
"The Dai Li are moving towards the Clann! I have to warn them" I thought to myself. I ran down the hill in hopes of warning them, only to find all the Dai Li agents staring right at me. "Help!!!" I screamed.

Alexa Diamondflower 10-02-2014 05:15 AM

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Okay. I kind of forgot a bit of information about my characters from DtB (specifically,my OC's personality and backstory and last names) soooo, I might make up up new stuff (Galadriel is a new character). I also changed a few things. Liri, are you okay with my characters? I'll change them if I need to.
Oh, and sorry for any typos. I am typing a lot of this on my phone.


Name: Tori Elle Gaven
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Gifted, Clann, Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong ability: Shape-shifting
Minor ability: Invisiblity
Personality: I forgot most of what [DtB Tauriel's] her personality was so I will kind of guess: Cold, rude, sarcastic, pessimistic
Appearance: Now has red/orange/light orange hair: Has a scar across her left eye: Dark blue eyes: Picture is attached
Other: Her parents died when she was 7. From there, she swore revenge on the person who ended her parents. She also became a thief, stealing food and other things as well. When something looked valuable, or when she was desperate, she would sell an item that she's stolen. She got the scar on her eye one day while she was being chased by authorities. She managed to escape them, but she twisted her ankle and got several cuts and bruises along the way. All her injuries healed, except for the scar across her, which many people ask her about, which annoys her. She is a really good fighter and is really good at archery. She's not the greatest at hand-to-hand combat, but she knows a little about it.


Name: Ezra Ridenger (R-eye-den-jer: nick-name: Ez)
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann
Strong Ability (if Gifted): None
Minor Ability (if Gifted): None
Personality: Geeky, optimistic, caring, brave (at times)
Appearance: Picture is attached
Other: Was accepted int the Clann one day when he helped them rescue a Gifted. From there on he was trained by Natalia Frey and another Clann agent. He is young and looked down upon by some people at the Clann, but he always manages to change their mind. He is skilled with a sword but not so great at hand-to-hand combat. Is a major geek.

Name: Galadriel Dolemay (Nick-name: Galy (very seldom used, unless you want to get hurt; Agent Darklighter <used more often than her real name)
Gender: Female
Age (8-25): 20
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Dai Li Agent
Strong Ability (if Gifted): None
Minor Ability (if Gifted): None
Personality: Ruthless, rude, uncaring, arrogant, bossy, merciless,
Appearance: Picture is attached
Other: Ran away from home at the age of 7. Lived on the streets for most of her life and got into many fights. One day, she got into a fight with a Gifted (she didn't know that) and defeated him. Several Dai Li Agents saw this (they were there to get rid of the Gifted) and took and Galadriel. She quickly excelled in her training and soon became a high ranking Dai Li Agent and became close friends with Lyren Walker, so when she found out that Ren was a Gifted, Galadriel was furious and immediately set out to destroy her. Galadriel is admired by many Dai Li Agents, but is feared by everyone. She cares more about herself than her fellow Dai Li Agents, with the exception of Lyren Walker (before she found out she was a Gifted). Galadriel is a skilled fighter and can use a bow and arrow and a sword and is very skilled on hand-to-hand combat.


I will post soon. :)

Blaze_of_Glory 10-02-2014 05:33 AM

Oh cool, Dare to Believe is back in a parallel world! :D You guys made this look really interesting... I hadn't intended to, but do you mind if I join? :)
Liri, I like the Avatar reference. :p Dai Li agents! The parallel world thing is really cool too. Alexa, wasn't there an elf queen from LOTR also named Galadriel? At least I think that's what she was...
Oh, and just thought I'd point out - there's two characters named Grace in this RP, Lemony's and Marionette's. That might get confusing...

Alexa Diamondflower 10-02-2014 06:22 AM

Haha! You're right, Glory! There was an Elf queen in LotR, and I was inspired by her to name my OC Galadriel. :) It's such a cool and pretty name. :)

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-02-2014 04:14 PM

I love your characters Alexa! I'm glad Ren has a buddy... at least for now! Haha. I totally got your LOTR reference there ;)

Thats right it is Glory! Haha! Definitely! Please do join! :) Haha thanks, I was watching Avatar again recently. I frequently get my RP ideas from books and movies. They give me the best inspiration.

Oh my gosh! I totally didn't even notice! Wow... shows how tired I was yesterday. Marionette or Lemony, would one of you please change your character's name from Grace so that we don't have two? That would be way too confusing.

Alexa Diamondflower 10-02-2014 04:59 PM

Okay, I added the pics of my characters. Oh, and I meant to put "Agent Darklighter" for Galy's (uh oh. She 's gonna be mad that I said that) code name, not "Agent Darklight" (<I edited that part just now). Just thought you should know.

Marionette 10-02-2014 08:03 PM

Alice:
I watched the girl carefully. I noticed she looked a lot like me.
"Are you sure she's a gifted? She looks so weak" I heard a fellow agent say.
Suddenly, a bright glow surrounded the girl
"Attack!" I heard one of the agents yell.

Night Wish 10-03-2014 12:26 AM

Aw, thank you so much for including Haven when I couldn't post (again)! :Laughing: I totally owe you one, Liri! :heartbeat:
Oh, and thanks. :) I think the tests went pretty well, only a couple questions I wasn't sure about. I've been practicing with my group for the presentation, just got back right now.
Haha! Alexa, I like your character's names. (Tori Elle instead of Taur-i-el. Very clever! :Laughing:). I think I remember Galadriel, that is an interesting name, by the way.
Welcome, Glory! Feel free to join.

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Three months ago...

The smooth gait of the gentle mare is familiar and comforting as always, making clip-clopping sounds on the dirt path. I hold the reins in one hand, guiding her on, and keep my other arm tightly around my little sister, Rhea.
"Aw, can't we go faster, Havvy?" Rhea complains. "Mommy said she'd have a surprise for us at home today!"
I laugh. "We'll be there in a couple minutes, little sis. Hold your horses."
"I can't. You're driving."
I roll my eyes playfully at her. "It's an expression of speech!" She laughs.
"Oh look, we're here." I dismount, and then reach up to help Rhea down. "See? I told you we'd be here in no time - "
Rhea runs up to the door of our cottage, which is... slightly ajar. Right away, a foreboding feeling creeps through me. Mom never forgets to close the door.
Instantly, I'm on alert. It's probably nothing - maybe we just have visitors - but...
"Rhea, slow down," I say cautiously. We slip into the entryway, the door closing behind us with a soft creak. "Mom, we're home!" I call out.
No answer.
"Mom? Where's the surpri - " Rhea bounces forward, crossing into the living room, her words cut off as she screeches to a halt. Her mouth drops open, and she lets out a piercing scream.
"What? What is it?" I run up to her, and...
... The entire room is completely torn apart. The sofa is tipped on its side, the wooden chairs and table have been slashed to splinters. The cushions have been ripped apart, stuffing flying everywhere. Shattered glass litters the floor, and the curtains have been torn to shreds, half falling off the windows.
In the middle of it all, my mother has been forced to her knees on the floor, weeping openly. Two Dai Li agents stand behind her, both with their swords drawn.
"Naida Stavros, now you have gotten a taste of what we do to those who do not cooperate," one Dai Li agent is speaking to her, his voice a low growl.
"Now are you ready to confess?" The other demands, her voice so chilling it sends shivers down my spine.
"I - I know nothing, I p-promise," my mother gasps out through her sobs. "Pl-please, leave my family be. We have done nothing wrong."
The male agent raises his hand and delivers a stinging slap across her cheek. She cries out as her head snaps to the side.
At this, I finally move from where I'd been standing, frozen in the entryway. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!" I scream. "LEAVE HER ALONE!"
I rush forward, but the female agents holds me back easily. "Your mother has been suspected of secretly harboring Gifted children," she explains without a hint of emotion. "That is a crime against the King. If she will give up these children's location, we will leave you alone. However - " she nods to the destroyed room. "This is just a taste of what we have in store to those who choose not to cooperate."
"I have no idea what you're talking about!" I exclaim. "We've never even heard of these 'Gifted' children! My family has committed no crime against the King."
"A likely story," the man snorts. "Take the little girl. Perhaps she will be more willing to talk than the rest of her family."
I rush forward, but not quickly enough. The woman grabs ahold of Rhea, who lets out a shrill scream as she tries to squirm out of her grip. The Dai Li agent ignores her cries and drags her over to where my mom is still being held captive.
I watch helplessly as the woman brings the tip of her blade close to Rhea's cheek. My sister whimpers, tears streaming down her small face.
The sight of my sister being threatened like this is the last straw. Anger, hot as a burning flame, mixed with ice-cold rage and the acrid tang of fear, boils over. It's like a storm has stirred to life within me, and I'm not sure I could have stopped it if I wanted to.
And right then, I didn't want to.
Power explodes out of me like a volcanic eruption, and I watch, feeling curiously detached, as a cyclone begins to take shape inside my living room. It spins up towards the ceiling, fierce winds whipping at my hair, my clothes, and picking up every piece of debris covering the floor.
I hear one of the Dai Li agents cry out. "The Gifted child!"
It's then that I look down for the first time - and see that my feet have left the ground. I'm hovering several feet in the air... Part of me thinks that I should be panicking, but I feel strangely calm.
Then a hand clamps onto my ankle. "Go, go! You have to go!" A guy's voice is yelling at me. I turn to him, and at that moment I lose my concentration and plunge downwards, falling heavily to the ground.
"Oof!" I grunt as I land awkwardly, one leg twisted underneath me.
"Come on! We have to get out of here, before they get their bearings. You've given them a shock, but it won't be long until they get over it."
I look up into the face of the guy who'd been screaming at me, over the roar of the twister I'd created. He's tall, with a slim, athletic figure, tousled light brown hair and bright green eyes. He looks to be about eighteen or nineteen.
He drags me to my feet, and we stumble out of the house together. We break off into a run as soon as we reach the forest.
"Wait!" I gasp. "My family... Mom, Rhea!" I turn to head back the way we'd come.
"No." His hand grips my arm in an iron hold. "You can't go back. Can't you see? You'll only be putting them in danger if you do. You saw how the Dai Li reacted to just a suspicion of your mom harboring the Gifted. The best thing you can do for them right now is disappear, go into hiding, and eventually the Dai Li will think you've broken off contact with them. Your family will be on their radar forever... But if they find that you've had any contact with them, they will be thrown into the dungeon immediately."
I stare at him, shell-shocked. No...
I have to go back. I have to know if they're okay!
But I can't. I'll only be a danger to them. I can never go back...
But I, I... I never even got to say goodbye.

Tears well up in my eyes, and the sky above us turns an ominous gray, heavy with storm clouds.
The guy stares back at me with compassion in his green eyes, and no small amount of sadness. "I know how you must be feeling... But you have to try and keep it under control. Or else the Dai Li will be able to track you." He holds out his hand. "I'll help you, I promise. My name is Ansell. Ansell Vaile."
I grasp it shakily. "H-Haven. Haven Stavros."

Now, in present RP time... (Meaning the day Haven was rescued by the Clann)

I peer out through the trees, looking for his distinctive light brown hair. "Ansell?" I call out softly. He said he'd be back in a moment...
Finally, I spot him, talking to a woman dressed in black. I frown in confusion. What is he doing, attracting attention to himself like that? He'd always taught me to speak with others as little as possible. Stay under the radar.
The woman shifts, and a pin on her cloak flashes in the bright sunlight. I gasp, then clamp a hand over my mouth.
The symbol of the Dai Li.
What was Ansell doing talking to her? He seems relaxed, comfortable. He reaches out his hand for the woman to shake.
I slide back under the cover of the forest, shaking. How... What... I can't even begin to process that. Ansell has been my protector, my mentor, and my best friend for the last three months. The only person I could trust...
I walk back to our hideout, waiting for him to come back and explain just what he thought he was doing.

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"Havvy?" Ansell's voice calls softly through the trees. He climbs down into the undergrowth next to me. "Hey, sorry for taking so long. I'm sure you were devastated by my prolonged absence, right?" He jokes, grinning.
Then his face turns serious as he sees the look on my face. "Haven? What's wrong?"
"Why were you talking to a Dai Li agent?" I demand, getting straight to the point.
Ansell's face is frozen in an expression of shock. "You saw us?"
"Don't deny it! You knew her," I whisper, my voice shaking. "You knew her... Who are you really, Ansell?"
He's quiet for a moment. "I'm sorry," he says finally.
Shock and rage floods through me. "You've lied to me this whole time?! You were one of them? What were you doing, trying to win my trust so you can trick me into working for them?"
"No! That's not - " He cuts himself off. "I was going to tell you the truth. Yes, I'm not what I said I was. I'm not a Gifted, but neither am I - "
I jump up, using my levitation powers to fly out of the whole. My flight is clumsy, wobbly - I've never been good at this, at controlling either of my powers. But now all I care about is getting as far away from him as possible.
"Haven, wait!" Ansell yells out from behind me, but I don't stop, even when I tumble clumsily to the ground. I just pick myself up and start running.
I glance up at the sky. Roiling storm clouds are creeping across the horizon, covering up the sun, coming so quickly that it can't be natural. I clench my fists.
"Come on, control it, control it," I whisper to myself through clenched teeth. If I can't get it under control, it will attract their attention.

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(I'm abridging a bit - this post is getting too long. :Laughing: This part comes after Liri's post.)

"Don't worry," Talia reassures in her kind, soothing voice. "You are safe now."
Suppressing a shiver, I dare a glance behind us, to see several Dai Li agents in hot pursuit. Suddenly, I realize that some of the people who'd been with Talia aren't riding beside us now.
"Wh-what will happen to the rest of them?" I ask, fearing the answer.
Talia pauses for a moment. "They're all competent fighters, and the Dai Li will probably concentrate most of their efforts on chasing us. They will be fine." I can hear the slight hesitation in her voice, a shadow of fear. I pray to whoever will listen that she's right.
I don't want anyone else getting hurt because of me.
"Where are we going?" I ask.
"Clann headquarters. We will explain more once we're there, and you'll have a chance to meet other Gifted children. It's going to be okay," she promises.
I'm not sure what it is, but some instinct makes me trust her. In her presence, I feel safer than I have since that day the Dai Li agents first stormed into my home.
"Wait." I concentrate, imaging a thick, heavy mist rising up out of nowhere, right in front of the Dai Li. When I hear cries of surprise come from behind us, I smile, knowing I've succeeded, if just for the moment.
"Nice thinking, Haven." Talia smiles at me as we gallop on.
"Thanks." I stare out over the distant horizon line, wondering... Just what sort of a place am I going to? A sort of... safe haven for people like me?
For the first time in a long time, I allow myself to hope.

(I'll post Ansell's character form in just a few moments, after I get his picture and glitter text. :) Sorry for the super long first post!
Haha, I'm so excited for this RP! :Excited: Guess I'm just feeling inspired.)


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Thank you so much to the very talented Twi and Alyce! :heartbeat:

Blaze_of_Glory 10-03-2014 12:41 AM

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Awesome posts, guys! :)
Alexa, I agree, Galadriel is a really cool name!
Thanks Liri. :)

Name: Stacia Waybern
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Gifted, Clann or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability: Telekinesis
Minor Ability: Invisibility
Personality: Bright, cheerful, friendly, and caring, but a bit withdrawn at times. She can be brave when the situation calls for it, but is usually cautious.
Appearance: Lightly tanned skin, long brown hair with a braid on the side, blue eyes
Other: She's from a cold, wintery part of the country, but Stacia has always preferred the warmth.

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-03-2014 03:27 AM

No problemo Night! Great post! I'm excited too :)

One sec Marionette, Talia is almost there.

Welcome Glory! I'm glad you joined :)

Lemony or Marionette, I really need one of you to change your character's name from Grace. We can't have two Grace's in the RP or things will get way too confusing. I'm sorry.


Talia
As we ride away, the Dai Li remain in hot pursuit, and I urge my horse faster, desperate to outrun them and get the girl to safety.
"Wh-what will happen to the rest of them?" She asks in a small voice.
I pause for a moment, caught off guard by her question. "They're all competent fighters, and the Dai Li will probably concentrate most of their efforts on chasing us. They will be fine." I say, trying to convince myself despite my fear for my team.
"Where are we going?" Haven asks.
"Clann headquarters. We will explain more once we're there, and you'll have a chance to meet other Gifted children. It's going to be okay," I promise.
"Wait." She then concentrates, and a thick, heavy mist rises up out of nowhere, right in front of the Dai Li. The agents cry out in surprise and frustration.
"Nice thinking, Haven." I smile at her as we gallop on.
"Thanks."

We continue in silence for a while, but then I hear a scream.
"HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" It is a girl's voice, and I look across the valley to see her running down the hill towards Haven and I.
"We have to help her!" Haven exclaims, but I had already turned my horse towards the girl.
"We will." I promise.

The girl reached the bottom of the hill, but then she tripped and fell. She quickly got to her feet, but the Dai Li had already reached her. She slowly backed away, terror written on her face.
"Attack!!!!" Yelled a Dai Li agent, and the girl bolted, running away as fast as she could.

"Haven, can you help again?" I ask, knowing my horse wouldn't get there in time.
"I think so..." She says, closing her eyes in concentration. A small tornado begins to spin into being in between the agents and the child, and it soon starts to pick up the nearby agents and lift them into the air.
"Nice." I say, and we finally reach the girl. "Grab my hand!" I call out to her, and she reaches up to me. I grab her arm as I ride past her, pulling her up behind Haven and I. "Hold on tight!" I spur my horse on and head for the forest. I couldn't go straight to Clann yet, not with the Dai Li on my tail. As we rode past the tornado, I locked eyes with the blonde agent, my nemesis. She glared at me from the other side of the tornado, not daring to come too close and get swept up like the rest of her agents.

"I will find you, and I will find the Clann!" She yells after me, and for some reason, her promise seemed to ring true, although for some reason I didn't feel afraid. Yes, I believed some day she would find the Clann and I, but I didn't think it would be how either of us expected.

Alexa Diamondflower 10-03-2014 04:31 AM

Great chapters guys and thanks Night. Yay! My first chapter! I know it's bad, but I'm kind of going through a little writer's block. My chapters will get better.


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The day after Haven was saved....

*Crrrraaack*

I see several men and women slowly walking down in the forest below, trying not to make a noise but they still are. I am up in a tree, looking down upon them, hoping that they won't find me. They have never caught me in the past, but you never know what could happen. I start to stand up slightly in the tree I'm in, preparing to swing on across to another tree using the rope I bought, er... stole, but then the tree branch breaks and I fall to the ground.

"Ugh!!!"

My head is spinning, my vision is starting to blur a bit. I hear the voices of the authorities rushing over to me.

This is the end of the line for me.

But once they all arrive to where I am, they don't do anything. Except...

"Where is she?! She fell right here?" One man exclaimed
"Maybe it was just an animal or something." A woman suggested
"It can't be. We heard a yell and it sounded like a human girl. She was hear. I know it." The same man says "That little thief. Where could she have gone?"

They all continue you bicker about where I am, and I just lie there confused...

What are they arguing about? I'm right here in front of them.

And about to pass out. My head is now throbbing like crazy and my vision isn't doing so well either. Suddenly, these people jump out of no where and start pointing there swords at the authorities.

What are they, crazy?

Out of no where, these other people jump out and start attacking everyone.

And that's all I remember.

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"Have you found her?" I ask
"No sir. We haven't found the Gifted yet, and how are you so sure it's a girl?" A Clann member, named John, asks
"Uhm... I.... I don't know." I say, lowering my head

Everyone rolls there eyes at me.

"Heh, sorry." I say
"WE'VE FOUND THE GIFTED! I REPEAT, WE HAVE FOUND THE GIFTED!" I hear some other people of the Clann say as they ride back to us on horseback.
"Show us!" I say galloping towards them on my stallion, the others following my lead.
"This way!"

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We soon arrive near the spot where my men say they saw the Gifted. We hide behind some bushes so no one spots us.

"I don't see any..."

One of them grabs my face and points it up at a tree, where there is a girl sitting there.

"Ahh. I see. We should probably..."
"Wait." Another interrupts
"Ugh, can't I speak?" I exclaim quietly, not wanting to be heard
"Look. I see some people over there. It looks like the authorities. I wonder what they are doing out here?"
"It does make you wonder." I say

Suddenly, we hear a loud crack. The branch the girl is sitting on breaks and she falls to the ground with a thud. We all cringe. We were about to go up and help her when the authorities rush over to the spot. What they say only confirms the fact that the girls is a gifted.


"Where is she?! She fell right here?" A man said
"Maybe it was just an animal or something." One woman suggested
"It can't be. We heard a yell and it sounded like a human girl. She was hear. I know it." The other man says "That little thief. Where could she have gone?"

They all start bickering, and that's when we start planning our next move. Unfortunately, we don't get much time to plan when, suddenly, all these other people jump out from nowhere. We immediately recognize them as them as Dai Li Agents. They've circled the authorities, hold up their weapons at them. That's when me and my fellow Clann members jump out from the brush we were hiding in.

"Well, well, well. If it isn't my favorite Clann member." A woman with light brown hair and white lowlights says
My eyes narrow "Agent Darklighter."
"So, you remember my name? I thought since your brain was so small, you wouldn't even remember what I look like."
"I'm not dumb, Darklighter." I say
"Hmmm, we'll see about that, shall we?"

All of us then charge at one another, getting into a big fight. The sound of swords clashing and the yells and grunts of the men and woman fighting are among the many sounds in the fight. The authorities that were once here have fled. I look over my shoulder during the battle and I see that there is a girl lying on the ground where the Gifted was supposed to be.

So that's her, huh. She's... beautiful.

"Oh!" I then get kicked by, none other than, Agent Darlighter, sending me to the ground
"Oops. Clumsy me. I didn't mean to hit your side... I meant to hit your head!" She tries to kick me again, but I block it, sending her to the ground next. She trips me, making me fall flat on my face. She gets up once again and raises her sword above me, when
"AAAH!" She exclaims as an arrow hits her arm.

I finally get up and grab the Gifted, signaling my team to fall back. We do this, and hurriedly get onto our horses and head towards base, but not before Agent Darklighter gets in the final word.

"YOU WILL NOT PREVAIL! THE CLANN WILL FALL AND THE DAI LI EMPIRE WILL RISE ABOVE EVEYONE AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!!!"

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As the Clann agents ride off, I take a look around us. We lost a lot of Dai Li, but there about just as many Clann agents that were defeated as while. An evil smile spreads across my face.

"Gather up all of the weapons and take the fallen and throw them away. Make sure that nobody is alive."

My team does as I say. Once they were through, we got back on our horses and headed back to the Dai Li headquarters.

"You know, we have horses just like those Clann guys." One of my men says
"What is your point?" I ask
"Well, couldn't we have just gone after them on horseback?"

When he says that, I become filled with shock and regret... for a split second. I then put the dagger I have to some good use.

"One less rider, one less agent.... we can make do without him. Come. Let us hurry back to base. We don't want to keep anyone waiting, and I'm sure none of you want to have the same fate as that other agent, am I correct?"

I sense the fear in my team and we continue onto the Dai Li Headquarters, as I try to come up with a good explanation as to why we didn't destroy the Gifted.




Author's Note: I hope you all enjoyed this. Liri, you can continue with Natalia seeing Ezra brings Tori in with the others, if you want to. Sorry for any typo.

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-03-2014 04:31 PM

Great post Alexa :) I will definitely continue with Talia seeing Ezra and Tori soon, after I take a test. One thing though, they wouldn't know about Star Wars or any movie like that... (since you know, parallel ancient society...) but everything else was great!

I will post after my classes!

PixieHollowForever 10-03-2014 05:10 PM

My forms:
Name: Aloisa Averie (Sister of Andres) Nickname Ali
Gender:Female
Age(8-25):13
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Healing
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Levitation
Personality: perky, loves to sing, very social
Appearance: long blond hair, tan skin, blue eyes
Other: none for now



Name: Andres Averie (brother of Aloisa) nickname And or Andy
Gender: male
Age(8-25): 11
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann
Strong Ability (If Gifted):
Minor Ability (If Gifted):

Personality: changes moods a lot, very sporty
Appearance: curly blond hair, blue eyes, tan skin
Other: none for now



You know, why can't we have some gifted agents?

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-03-2014 05:51 PM

Welcome PHF! :)

As for why we can't have Gifted agents, the King is too scared of the Gifted, so he doesn't want them in high positions where he has to trust them. He would much rather break them into submission and create a mindless army that follows his orders than to have them as his highly intelligent and efficient elite agents. This fear of the unknown and uncontrollable is completely normal for humankind, so I am using it in this RP. However, the Clann is fighting for a world of equality for the Gifted, and one of their goals is to overthrow the King and make some serious changes. Once they succeed in that, the Gifted will be accepted into the Dai Li ranks. Making that an opportunity for the Gifted will be one of Ren's top priorities once she joins Clann.

Also, PHF, would you please change one of Ali's abilities so that she doesn't have the same ability set as Tori? Tori already has the set of Shapeshifting and Invisibility. I really want them to all have slightly different skills. Sorry to make you change things!

Alexa Diamondflower 10-03-2014 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Liri Dazzlebeam (Post 291085)
Great post Alexa :) I will definitely continue with Talia seeing Ezra and Tori soon, after I take a test. One thing though, they wouldn't know about Star Wars or any movie like that... (since you know, parallel ancient society...) but everything else was great!

I will post after my classes!

Thanks! Aaah! I forgot about the whole AU thing. I fixed the "Star Wars" scene. :) I look forward to your post! I hope you do well on your test! :)

Lemonyfairy44 10-03-2014 09:57 PM

Wow lots of stories that I have to read through this thread is huge :Happy:

Question what time period does this take place in? Once I know I'll start the story :Confused:
If this is like Ancient Times I don't want to use iPads or telephones :Teasing:

Night Wish 10-03-2014 10:34 PM

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Thanks Liri! And you're welcome Alexa. :) Your guys's posts are great too!
Liri, best of luck for your test!

Lemony, I would suggest you read through all of this thread, especially Liri's first post. This RP takes place in an alternate universe, so all sorts of technology don't exist. I guess you could say this is like medieval times, but it's not a medieval RP... 'Cause we're not even on Earth. :Laughing:
Also, because of that Liri asked you to remove the marine biology and aquarium parts from your character forms, because those don't exist in an alternate universe. And another thing, Water Manipulation wasn't one of the options available for a power - again, read Liri's first post, it will tell you which powers you can have. :)
I hope you don't mind having to change all this, we're sorry to make you do it. :)

Okay new character! :)

Name: Ansell Vaile (pronounced like "veil")
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Gifted, Clann or Dai Li agent: Clann, but pretending to be a Dai Li agent. You know, a spy :Laughing:
Strong Ability: I'm just awesome, does that count? :Laughing:
Minor Ability: There's nothing about my characters that's minor

Personality: Brave, clever, quick thinker, a great liar and actor. Makes bad jokes a lot, and delights in getting on Ren's and Galadriel's nerves (which he does all the time). With the Dai Li, he is strong and a good fighter, but also arrogant, callous and uncaring, being branded a "troublemaker" by most of the agents on his team. However, with the people he actually cares about, Ansell usually thoughtful, caring, compassionate and understanding. While, you know, still cracking the occasional annoying joke. :Laughing:
Appearance: Tall, athletic, tousled light brown hair and bright green eyes
Other: Ansell believes that the best way to hide is in plain sight. By making jokes all the time, and constantly getting on people's nerves, he's ensured that people will label him as a "useless troublemaker", and not want to get close to him. That actually works pretty well... Everyone thinks he's rather careless and unintelligent, so they never suspect him of a complicated traitorous plan. However, there is danger in that, as Ren and Galadriel hate him so much, the only thing keeping them from throwing him in the dungeon is the fact that their superiors think he's a good fighter and an asset to their team. Ansell is skilled with a sword, and also with hand-to-hand combat.

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(I got the "hiding in plain sight, being a general troublemaker so people label you as useless and never stops to suspect you have the brains to be a traitor" thing from a book I read. :Laughing: I thought it was pretty clever, so I decided to use it.
Liri and Alexa, are you okay with your characters being heckled? If not I can change things. :) Liri, I think we already agreed Ren's going to hate Ansell big time eventually, so why not start now? :Teasing:)


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Lemonyfairy44 10-03-2014 11:10 PM

JOY'S POINT OF VIEW
Me and my sister we aren't normal we have to hide because we are gifted and people don't want us around it happened a while ago we are being hunted down to be brought to the king by the wicked Dai Agents right now we are running for out lives after fleeing the village once someone saw our powers hiding in the forest...
" Grace what is someone finds us said Joy.. We could be hurt and taken away I'm scared" I said.
" We will be find alright and what if the people who find us aren't evil" said Grace
She had a point since she has the power of empathy she might be able to convince them maybe even the king
" And what if they are" I replied
" We'll if they are then we will just have to fight" Grace said
Out in the distance I saw someone or something moving I turned to run but.......

Alexa Diamondflower 10-04-2014 12:16 AM

Cool character, Night! :)

Jenny Hollybell 10-04-2014 02:23 AM

I've decided to create a new character rather than using my old one.

Name: Katherine Hunter Kennedy
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 18
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Clann, but she is gifted.
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Weather Manipulation
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Telepathy
Personality: Sophisticated, serious, kind, brave. She puts others before herself.
Appearance: Short light brown hair with bangs, light skin, brown eyes. 5'7" and she's quite skinny.
Other: She likes tea, rainy days, and puppies. As an agent, she's just "K" so her identity is kept secret.

Spoiler for Katherine Hunter Kennedy:

Jenny Hollybell 10-04-2014 02:50 AM


I woke up, my eyelids fluttering fast to adjust to the sudden sunlight. I push the covers off me revealing my pajamas and stretched. Yawning, I slide off the bed. I guess I forgot to shut the curtains last night. Rubbing my eyes, I take a closer look out the window. The sun is just appearing over the horizon. I lean on the stone frame of the window and scan the forest below. What's that over there? On the far right of the forest I see a small girl running away from a man in a black war attire. What? The man's shoulder flashes in the sunlight in a pattern that I recognize belonging to the Dai Li. Oh no.
I throw open my wardrobe and quickly throw on some sturdy fighting clothes, complete with my sword. I run down the hall, skidding around corners till I reach the the east door.
I run through the woods super fast searching for the agent.
I bump into something moving as well and fall to the ground on my bum.
"Ugh!"
I look at the person standing above me. Looks like I found the agent I was looking for.

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My sword is a few spaces away. I make a grab for it but he's faster and flips it with his foot to catch it. I scoot back. This is a terrible situation. I don't have many options. I don't even see Haven anymore, who I hope I recognized correctly, which I guess is a good thing. Unless there are other Dai Li agents in these woods…
I look up at the agent. He still hasn't moved, other than taking my sword. Looking at him from this angle he's very tall. He also has light brown hair and green eyes. His hair is messy too. He's actually quite hands- No. I can't think like that! He's the enemy. I put my battle face on.
I stand up, and look at him eye-level. He stares right back at me. I can't read his eyes.
"What do you want?" I ask him. "If you give me my sword, we can play this out fairly."

Alexa Diamondflower 10-04-2014 04:44 AM

Sweet chapter, Jenny (Ooh! Katherine's got a crush on Ansell!!). :Happy: By the way, you posted a pic of Katherine but whenever I click on the "show" button, it doesn't show anything. Just thought you should know about that.

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-04-2014 10:51 PM

Thanks Alexa :) I think it went alright at least. I haven't gotten my score back yet, but fingers crossed!

Ansell sounds great Night! Maybe he can have been really good friends with Talia before he went to spy by joining the Dai Li? Then when Ren joins them... Talia wont like Ren, and Ren wont like Talia OR Ansell!

Lemony or Marionette, I repeat, I really need one of you to change your character's name from Grace. We can't have two Grace's in the same RP. If neither of you wants to change your name, then maybe both of you need to change it. However, it is going to be way too confusing to have two Grace's in this RP. I'm sorry.

Jenny, I love "I am number 4" as well, but I need you to choose a different power from my list please. I'm sorry, but I picked those ten abilities for a reason, and Aeternus will not be in this RP. And also, your picture didn't show up. I can't wait to see the picture of Katherine! I'm glad you joined :)

I will post soon!

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-04-2014 11:35 PM

Talia

I finally made it back to Clann, after taking a detour so the Dai Li didn't find it, and I took both Haven and the other girl into the Gifted quarters to their rooms. Cadence quickly took over care for the second girl, but I decided to be the one to drop off Haven in her room.

"Do you have to leave?" She asked me when we arrived.
I smiled at her, "Sorry Haven. I have to go in case I need to rescue another kid like you. But I'll stop by to say hi every once in a while."
"Promise?" She asked, looking up into my face pleadingly.
"I promise." I reply with another smile, "Now, get some rest kid. Cadence will be nearby if you need anything."
"Ok. Thanks Talia." She replies, running over to give me a hug. My heart warms to this thirteen-year-old instantly.
"Just doin' my job kid. But you're welcome. I'll come back sometime soon." I promise.
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(The next day)

I waited anxiously for Ezra and the others to come back from their mission. Ezra was my apprentice, and it was time for him to start going on his own missions with his own teams. Today, I had sent him out on his first mission with my usual team. Eventually, I would let him pick his own team, but for now, I sent him with mine because I trusted them to keep him safe and get the job done. After all, I trusted them with my own life.

They were going on reports of a Gifted kid in the forests. I worried that one of my two nemesis's, Agent Darklighter or Agent Walker, would find the Gifted and Ezra.

I kept looking out the window, hoping to see them coming.

There! There they are! I think, spotting my team riding back. Oh good, there's Ezra. And the girl on his saddle, must be the Gifted. So he succeeded. Good.

I ran out the door and met my team, calling for Cadence to come with me.
"Welcome back." I say calmly. "Is that the Gifted?" I ask, already knowing the answer.
"Yes, ma'm." Ezra replies.
"Good. Cadence will take her to her room and check to make sure she is alright. James, you help carry the girl." I order one of my team. James quickly dismounts and carries the girl in behind Cadence.
"Ava, you stay with Ezra and I to report. The rest of you, get cleaned up and rest until the next mission."

Once the others left except Ava, I turned to smile at Ezra.
"Well done." I finally say. "You got the Gifted and made it back in one piece with all your team."
He grins, "Thanks Talia. I learned from the best!"
I laugh, then turn to Ava, my second in command. "Well? How'd things go?"
"I'd say he passes his first trial." She says with a smile.
"Good. Thank you Ava. You can rest first, and then I'll need to to write a report for him. I'm going to show him how to fill out a report too."
"Alright. See you later Talia."
"Later Ava." I reply. "Alright, clean up and eat Ezra, then meet me in the council room."
"Yes ma'm!" He says, giving me a cheeky grin.

PixieHollowForever 10-05-2014 01:34 AM

Liri, I fixed Ali's powers. Can someone rescue my character please? I have writer's block right now.

Jenny Hollybell 10-05-2014 02:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Liri Dazzlebeam (Post 291169)

Jenny, I love "I am number 4" as well, but I need you to choose a different power from my list please. I'm sorry, but I picked those ten abilities for a reason, and Aeternus will not be in this RP. And also, your picture didn't show up. I can't wait to see the picture of Katherine! I'm glad you joined :)

Ok, I switched her to Weather Manipulation. I hope I fixed the link correctly. If not, I'm not sure why it's not showing up. You can also see Katherine in my Characters album.

Haha, you'll have to see about that Alexa! :Teasing:

Blaze_of_Glory 10-05-2014 03:17 AM

Ugh, sorry I couldn't post today! I'll try to by tomorrow.
Jenny, aeternus sounds cool, what is it exactly? :) I've never read I Am Number Four.
Lemony and Marionette, Liri has asked you three times now to change one of your characters name from Grace. Sorry if I sound mean, but it's a bit rude of you to keep ignoring her.
Also, I thought I'd point out that we now have five characters with Weather Manipulation, but only one for Shapeshifting and none for Teleportation. Just something to keep in mind, if anyone is making a new Gifted character. :)

Jenny Hollybell 10-05-2014 03:36 AM

An aeternus is someone who can change their age to make themselves become younger or older. Sometimes it is based on what they are feeling. For instance Ella, from I am Number 4, tends to make herself younger (like 8 years old) when she is nervous.

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-05-2014 04:43 AM

Thanks PHF :) Talia or Ezra can save Ali, I just was waiting to see what you wanted to happen. But if you didn't have anything in mind, Alexa or I could figure something out I suppose. Did you have any ideas at all? If not I'm sure we could think of something.

Thanks for changing that Jenny. Don't get me wrong, I love those books! I just hadn't planned for that in this RP. Maybe we can do another RP sometime that is inspired by that series?
And the picture is showing up now :)

No worries Glory! Post whenever you get the chance :)

popcorn1234 10-05-2014 08:12 PM

(I just finished tinkering with Cadence's forms. I like what role you put Cadence in, Liri, so I decided to make her forms fit that a bit better. :Happy:)


I was waiting near the front entrance of Clann, waiting for Talia to come back from the latest rescue. I knew that the "reports" had come in from one of our telepathic Gifteds that the storm had come up... I was just hoping that Talia could make it to the kid on time. She certainly was taking her time getting back.
No sooner than I had thought that came Talia, riding horseback with not one but two Gifted girls. I immediately reached out my hand for the one closest to the back--the one who didn't look a lot younger than I did--and helped her off Talia's horse.
"Hey," I told her warmly, trying to make a good impression as she lands lightly on the ground.
"Is this the Clann?" She asked quickly, surprising me. Most people didn't know about us.
"Yeah," I answer. "Yeah, this is Clann headquarters. I'm guessing since you know who we are, you also know what we do."
She nods. "You rescue gifted kids and protect them from the Dai Li."
I smile. "So I'm guessing you're telepathic?" I really feel like I should know how telepathy works, but since I don't, here's another blind assumption about telepathy
"What?"
"You're part telepathic. That's how you knew who we are, right?"
She shook her head. "I've been watching you guys for a while now," she answered. "Besides, I'm a healer; I don't have telepathy."
So, a healer, then--she wasn't the girl that Talia was originally going to save. But still, what this girl says gets me thinking. How many other Gifteds have been on the run, but have been too afraid to step forward?
"So, if you've been on the run," I ask, "why not stop in here? We have rooms, medical care, and the food isn't always terrible..."
Here she laughs, but other than that it's obvious she doesn't like the subject.
Switching gears, I say "I just realized I don't know your name."
"Grace," she tells me with a smile.
"Nice name," I answer. "I'm Cadence, and this is your room. If you want to chat, I'm usually around. Nice meeting you, Grace!"
"You too," she answers, going inside the simple room. I wave at her back before heading back down the hall.

(I know I controlled Grace a lot, Marionette, so let me know if anything's off about her. I'll be happy to tinker around with this post!)

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I hear my name being called by Talia. "Cadence! New Gifted!"
I immediately drop my inventing blueprints and run to the front entrance just as Ezra rides up, an unconcious girl in his arms. Even at a distance I can tell that she's not much older than I am.
Usually, Ezra is the one to help me out with unconcious Gifteds (at least in helping me get them to their rooms), but since this is his first time out working as Talia's apprentice, he was going to be pretty busy.
"I need some help," I call behind me as I get closer to Ezra and the girl. By the time I run up alongside Talia and Ezra, two other Clann members are behind me. Carefully, we all help the girl down, and lift her from her shoulders, legs, and waist. I know she probably doesn't weigh that much more than me, but its moments like this when I'm glad that its rare for a Gifted kid to show up here unconcious.

It takes a few minutes to work our way back to her room, but we eventually make it, and carefully set her down on the bed.
"Do you think you could find a nurse for me?" I ask one of the Clann that helped me out; she nods and jogs out of the room. I would help her myself, but I am much better at comforting people when they're awake rather than helping them when they're unresponsive.
Its not very long after this when she slowly blinks open her eyes. I give her a moment to adjust to the room before she tries to sit up.
"Whoa, there," I tell her, lightly pushing her back into the bed. She looks over at me suddenly, and then disappears under my fingertips. Looks like I just found her power.
"Hey, no need to be afraid," I tell her. "No one's gonna hurt you."

(I'm just gonna leave the rest for you to take over, Alexa. Good luck on that writers block!)

Lemonyfairy44 10-06-2014 12:21 AM

I am changing my character Graces name to Hope because there was already a Grace sorry :)

Alexa Diamondflower 10-06-2014 12:59 AM

Great chapters Liri and Popcorn. :)



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My eyes flutter open and I see that I'm in strange room.

This is not my home.

I try to sit up but someone gently pushes me back down.

"Whoa there." I hear someone say.

I gasp and quickly look at the person who said that.

What the?!

"Hey, no need to be afraid. No one's gonna hurt you."
"Who are you?" I ask
"My name's Cadence. Welcome to-"
"Where am I?" I question her
"This is the Clann base. It's a top secret-"
"What are you going to do with me?" I ask sharply
"Nothing, except help you grow in your powers. And I see you've already started to use yours."
"Powers? I don't have any 'powers', lady. Now if you excuse m-AAAAH!"

The lady, Cadence, brought over a mirror to me and when I looked into it, I couldn't see myself.

"What?! What happened to me?! Why am I... invisible?!!" I cry out, cringing slightly. It appears that I injured my side, somehow, and sitting up abruptly isn't going to help it.
"Because that is your power." Cadence tells me,
"No, no, no, no, no, no! That can't be!" I slide off my bed, clutching my side and trying not to put a lot a pressure on my ankle, which I seemed to have injured also.
"Aha! There you are! You've become visible again." Cadence says as she shows me the mirror again. I look into it, and I can see myself.

I breath a sigh of relief. But that relief goes away quickly.

"What did you do to me?!" I yell at Cadence
You could tell she was taken aback by my sudden outburst "What? I-no. I didn't do anything to you. You were born with that power."
"Oh, likely story." I say "Now tell me, what did you do to me!"

Suddenly someone else rushes in here.

"What's going on in here?" A girl with brown hair and blue-green eyes says as she rushes in here.
"Talia! Thanks for coming!"
"Who are you?" I ask
"My name is Natalia. Now, kid, I'm gonna need you to calm down."
"I'm not a kid. I'm seventeen." I tell her
"Well isn't that sort of a coincidence! I'm eighteen." The boy behind her said

I look behind, what's her name, Natalia and there stands a boy with black hair and pale skin.

"Well, that's just wonderful. Now beat it." I say
"Um... I just said I'm eighteen." The guy says
"Ezra." Says the brunette, Natalia.
"Sorry." Ezra replies

Three other people rush in here. I try to get into a fighting pose, even though I'm injured.

"Oh! Finally!" Cadence exclaims "The nurse is here!"
"I don't need a nurse." I say
"You're injured, aren't you?" The nurse asks
"Well... that's none of your business." I retort
"If you're injured, how are you acting like the pain is no big deal?" She says
"I've spent my whole life living on the streets. I've pretty much mastered fighting through and with pain."

Oh, why did I say that?! I say to myself, immediately regretting what I just said.

"Interesting..." The nurse trails off
"Kid-" Talia starts to say before I glare at her
"I'm not a kid." I say adding emphasis on the 't' in not
"I don't know your name and-"
"My name is..." I pause, a bit unsure as to whether or not I should tell them my name
"Your name is..." Talia trails off
I sigh "My name is Tori."
"Well Tori, I-"
"What are you looking at?" I ask the boy who has been just staring at me during all of this
"Oh, uh, n-nothing. I was just... nothing." He says sheepishly, as he blushes

He better watch his back.

"Tori." Talia says
"What?" I ask
"We are not here to hurt you and we never will. We have you here because we want to help you and we cannot do that with you acting like this. Now please, let the nurse heal you."

I look around the room, trying to decide whether or not I should trust these people.

Well, it's not like I can make a run for it. Guess I have no choice. Dang it.

"Fine." I finally say
"Good." Natalia says, as she nods to the nurse

The nurse walks over to me and places a hand on my shoulder, to which I brush off, resulting in everyone gasping.

"What?" Then I gasp "My voice! Why has it changed?"
"I think you should look in the mirror, Tori... again." Cadence says as she holds up the mirror that was on the wall.

"WHAT IN THE WORLD!!!" I scream "Why do I look like... HER!" I say pointing at the nurse.
"It appears you cannot only turn invisible, but you can shape-shift as well." Cadence tells me
"I can't believe this." I say as I sit down on the bed, looking down at my hands. I notice that they change back from the light tone of the nurse to my original tone.

I grab my hair. It's back to it original shade, I stand up and look in the mirror that Cadence is holding. I look like myself again.

"Well, it looks like you're back to normal, Tori." Natalia says "Now, you should sit down and let the nurse do her work."

So, I sit down on the bed. The nurse puts her hands on my side and on my ankle and closes her eyes. The next thing I know, I don't feel any pain. I gasp and stand up, testing out my ankle and rubbing my side. Nothing.

"How did... how did you do that?" I ask in complete shock
"I'm a Gifted." The nurse tells me "My name is Jane, and I have the power of healing." Then she and the three others that came in with her left, leaving me with Natalia, Cadence, and that boy Ezra.
"How do you feel?" Natalia asks
"Better." I say with a hint of reluctance
"Good. Now, we are going to have a meeting in one hour and we want all of the Gifteds to be there and that includes you, my dear. You can freshen up, explore this place, do whatever you want-"
"That won't cause any harm to anyone." Cadence adds in
"Before the meeting starts. Now, come on Cadence. Ezra. Let's leave Tori to her privacy."

Talia and Cadence leave, but Ezra stays behind.

"What do you want?" I ask, really not wanting to talk to anyone, especially him
"Hmm, oh. Nothing. I just, I mean. Well, I thought..." He stutters.

I raise an eyebrow at him

"Wow, your eyes are gorgeous." He says. My eyes widen

What?!

"I mean, I... ugh! I-I need to go. Bye!" He says as he rushes off, leaving me in shock.

He called my eyes... gorgeous. Why did he do that?

I then decide to freshen up a bit, before I go exploring this place. Who knows how long I'll be here.

Hmm. I'll have to ask that Natalia girl.



Author's Note: I hope you all enjoyed the chapter. If you want me to change anything just let me know. About the meeting they are going to have, I don't know what it's going to be about. I just thought they should have a meeting so, Liri, or someone else, you can continue with the meeting part.

Night Wish 10-06-2014 01:27 AM

I love your new character, Jenny! So glad you joined. :Happy:
Great first post, Lemony and Popcorn. Yay! I'm so glad Cadence finally got to speak. :) Especially since she didn't get to in DTB. And Lemony, thanks for being willing to change your character's name!
Haha, thank you Alexa and Liri! I'm glad you guys like Ansell, though your character might not. :Teasing: Okay Liri, that sounds great to me! I'd love it if Ansell and Talia were friends.

Jenny, if it's okay, I, um, didn't intend for Ansell to "find somebody" this early on in the story. :Embarrassed: You don't have to change your post or anything, but... This is my first time ever writing from a guy's POV, and it doesn't help that he's so much older than me. I might be really awkward with Ansell at first, so I'd prefer if he didn't have a crush on anyone right now. I really, really, hope I didn't offend you with this! I would still love it if they became good friends. :)

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"Haven, wait!" I yell after her as she disappears off into the forest.
I could've kicked myself. How could I have messed that up so badly? I've looked all those Dai Li agents in the face and told the most absurd lies. I managed to get them to believe me. Why... Why can't I talk to one thirteen-year-old girl?
Is it because I've spent so long telling lies, I now suck at telling the truth?

I groan to myself. "Stupid, stupid, stupid."
It's not like that was my first attempt to tell her the truth. There'd been numerous other occasions, always ending with me chickening out and mumbling some excuse. However, this sort of thing doesn't exactly just slip into casual conversation...
Hey, um, Havvy? Did I forget to mention that I'm actually part of a clandestine group that specializes in rescuing and helping out Gifted kids, but I'm currently on a mission spying on the Dai Li and posing as one of their members... Oh, and I've kind of been completely and totally lying and deceiving you this whole time?
I'm so preoccupied in my thoughts, I somehow manage to completely miss seeing the Clann agent coming my way until I crash right into her.
"Ugh!" she tumbles to the ground, her sword falling out of her hand and landing a couple feet away. She scrambles for it, but my reflexes finally kick in and I'm faster, flipping it up with my foot to catch it in the air. I have no intention of hurting her, of course, but I have to make sure she's who she seems to be.
I study the sword in my hands. Engraved on the hilt is the symbol of the Clann, and I relax slightly.
"What do you want?" the female agent asks, getting up to face me at eye level. She's a few inches shorter, but her rigid stance makes up for the height difference. I stare back at her, carefully keeping my face unreadable. My agent face.
"If you give me my sword, we can play this out fairly."
I can't help myself - I laugh out loud. "Wow, where did you get that line from? Seriously, what are we teaching our agents these days? Okay, ma'am, let's play this out fairly. How about you meet me for a duel at sundown? Your pick, swords or daggers." Pfft, like you would stand a chance.
She stares at me in shock and anger, keeping her battle face on. "You're mocking me? Give me back my sword, and I'll show you just how much of a 'chance' I would stand."
I raise an eyebrow. Her answer is too precise, too close to what I'd been thinking. A hunch begins to grow within me... We had started training some of the Gifted to become agents, back before I left for the Dai Li.
"You were once Clann?" the agent asks in surprise, confirming my suspicions. Immediately, I begin to build the mental wall I'd long practiced. Since telepathy was a "minor" power, there were ways to defend against it - and it wasn't as if telepaths could read all of your thoughts, just the ones going through your head just then.
"Don't you recognize me?" I ask, gasping in mock indignation. "Why, I always thought that my reputation preceded me! How dare they not teach all the agents in the Clann to know who I am. Why, I - " I give her a mischievous grin. "I am Ansell Vaile." I pull out a small dagger with the symbol of the Clann on its hilt.
Surprise crosses her face for a moment, but then hardens into suspicion. "The spy with the Dai Li? The Clann hasn't heard back from you for months. How do I know you're still on our side?"
"How could I not be? Seriously, I don't know why anyone would want to be Dai Li when you have to dress like this all the time - " I gesture to my black riding pants, shirt, and long trailing cloak. "Someone really needs to teach them about the virtues of pastel colors."
"Do you ever answer anything seriously?" she exclaims.
I sigh. "Well, thanks for raining on my parade there. Okay, fine, have it your way. The truth is, I've been assigned to this boring, dead-end village for the last three months, investigating all sorts of reports of a possible Gifted presence. Can you believe it, all of my talents being wasted like this? Ren and Galy must have set me up." Studying her, I ask, "Now, time for you to answer something... Who are you, exactly?"
"I'm Agent K," the Clann agents replies in her calm, serious voice.
I throw my hands in the air in mock exasperation. "Seriously? We can't all be telepaths, you know! That is totally unfair. I just told you my real name." Then I add, "If you still can't trust me, go talk to Talia. Or Cadence, or Ezra. Those guys and I go way back."
Before she can say anything, there's a loud clap of thunder, and lightning lights up the sky. A freak storm stirs up, seemingly out of nowhere. I gasp.
"Havvy," I breathe. Then I spin around, toss "Agent K" back her sword, and sprint in the direction of the storm. "Come on!"
All traces of the sarcastic, mocking Ansell go flying out the window as I imagine the Dai Li agents, who are no doubt already on their way. How much time had I wasted, joking around with the agent? I couldn't stand the thought that she'd be captured because I was too much of a jerk to answer those questions seriously.
"Please be okay," I whisper, not caring if Agent K heard me.
I'd come to care for Haven like a little sister, and I couldn't bear the thought of her being forced to join the King's mindless army.
No. I cannot lose one more person I care for to this cruel man, this cruel world. Not Haven, not Talia or Cadence or Ezra, or any of my other friends at the Clann.

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The next day... (This happens at Dai Li headquarters, right after Tori is rescued).

The look on Ren's and Galadriel's faces when they walk in and see me there is absolutely priceless.
"What is he doing back here?" Ren demands.
"I think it's clear that we've unrooted the Gifted problem in the village of Calian," one of the King's advisers, a superior to all of us, informs her. "As we no longer have any villagers there labelled as suspicious, Ansell no longer needs to be stationed there. Therefore, he can rejoin your team, Agent Walker."
"About time, too," I add. "Being 'stationed' there was an utter waste of my many talents. About time someone saw that. I mean, without me on your team, you guys have lost... what? Three Gifteds in the last two days? It's obvious how desperately you need me." I feel myself slip back into the arrogant, smug version of myself, the persona I showed around the Dai Li.
"That is quite enough, Agent Vaile." the adviser says coolly. Then he turns to Ren, Galy, and their team. "However, he does bring up a good point. Losing this many Gifteds in such a short amount of time is absolutely unacceptable. A clear show of - "
" - incompetency?" I supply mischievously. The two of them shoot me a death glare.
"With all due respect, sir," Galadriel begins. "I don't believe having Ansell back is... necessary."
"Sure, whatever you say, Galy," I say, rolling my eyes.
If glares could kill, I would've dropped dead then and there. I always called her by that forbidden nickname, on the pretense that I couldn't pronounce her real name. In reality, it was because I enjoyed seeing the look on her face when I called her Galy.
"It's Agent Darklighter," Galadriel growls.
"Alright then, Agent Dorklighter," I grin at her.
"That is quite enough." the adviser snaps.
"What? Was it something I said?" I ask, with false innocence. I lean back, enjoying the irritated exasperation everyone felt towards me. It went a long way towards improving my disguise - this way, I could practically sneak around headquarters all I liked. People literally run the other way when they see me sometimes.
Still, in my heart of hearts, I have to admit that I'm not enjoying this nearly as much as I pretend to. I miss the Clann - my friends there, especially Talia, one of my best friends. And now Haven. I was grateful that she'd made it to their sanctuary, of course, but I know it's going to be a long time before I see her again. Before I see any of them again.


(Bleh. My first time writing as a guy. I'm sure it wasn't very convincing, but I tried! :Laughing:
I'm very, very sorry for being mean to your guys' characters! Ansell promises to apologize someday but only if Ren and Galy do first. :Laughing:)




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Thank you so much to the very talented Twi and Alyce! :heartbeat:

Alexa Diamondflower 10-06-2014 01:40 AM

Ha! I think you did great, Night Wish! And you controlled Galy.. I mean, Agent Darklighter perfectly. :)

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-06-2014 02:20 AM

Great post Jenny! Cadence and Talia make a good team :)

Thanks Lemony!!! :) Hope is a beautiful name :)

This RP is going to be so much fun! I love everyone's characters already!

Great posts Alexa and Night! Hehe! Talia calls everyone younger than her 'kid' now :)

Sounds good to me Alexa. I can continue with that soon. I'm finishing a post in Camelot first, then I will post here :)

Hahaha! Ansell is hilarious Night! I love it :) Oooooh boy! Galadriel and Lyren really don't like him!!

I'll post soon! :)

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-06-2014 03:18 AM

Talia

I was walking down the hallway waiting for Ezra to rejoin me, when I heard a commotion from the newest kid's room.
"What's going on in here?" I ask as I rush in the room.
"Talia! Thanks for coming!" Cadence says, relief flooding her face.
"Who are you?" The kid asks, wide awake now.
"My name is Natalia, now calm down kid." I reply.
"I'm not a kid. I'm seventeen." She retorts.
"Well isn't that sort of a coincidence! I'm eighteen." Ezra says, walking into the room.

"Well, that's just wonderful, kid. Now beat it" She says. Hmm. We found a feisty one.
"Um, I just said I'm eighteen." Ezra says.
"Ezra." I caution.
"Sorry." Ezra replies, looking a little sheepish.

Three other people rush in the room, and the girl gets into a fighting pose, even though she's injured.

"Oh! Finally!" Cadence exclaims, "The nurse is here!"
"I don't need a nurse." The kid blurts out.
"You're injured, aren't you?" The nurse, Jane, asks, crossing her arms.
"Well... that's none of your business." The kid retorts.
"If you're injured, how are you acting like the pain is no big deal." Jane asks.
"I've spent my whole life living on the streets. I've pretty much mastered fighting through and with pain."

"Interesting..." Jane trails off, looking at me for support.
"Kid..." I begin, earning a glare from the girl.
"I'm not a kid." She says, adding emphasis on the 't' in not.
"I don't know your name and...." I begin again, looking expectantly at her.
"My name is....." Then she pauses.
"Your name is...." Talia trails off, prompting her.
She sighs, "My name is Tori."
"Well Tori, I..." I begin once again.
"What are you looking at?" She asks, glaring at Ezra.
"Oh, uh, n-nothing. I was just... nothing." He says sheepishly, as he blushes. I roll my eyes.

"Tori." I say, exasperated.
"What?"
"We are not here to hurt you and we never will. We have you because we want to help you and we cannot do that with you threatening us with a sword. Now please, let the nurse heal you."
"Fine." She finally says
"Good." I reply, nodding to Jane.

Jane walks over to Tori and places a hand on her shoulder, which she brushes off, and then turns into Diana, resulting in everyone gasping.

"What?" Then Tori gasps, "My voice! Why has it changed?"
"I think you should look in the mirror, Tori, again." Cadence says as she holds up the mirror that was on the wall.

"WHAT IN THE WORLD!!!" Tori screams, "Why do I look like... HER!" She points at Jane.
"It appears you cannot only turn invisible, but you can shape-shift as well." Cadence tells her.
"I can't believe this." She says, sitting down on the bed and looking down at her hands. She then shifts back to normal.

"Well, it looks like your back to normal, Tori." I say, "Now, you should sit down and let the nurse do her work."

So she sits down on the bed. Jane puts her hands on Tori's side and on her ankle and closes her eyes. Then Tori gasps and stands up, testing out her ankle and rubbing her side.
"How did... how did you do that?" She asks in complete shock.
"I'm a Gifted." Jane replies calmly. "My name is Jane, and I have the power of healing." Then she and the three others that came in with her leave.
"How do you feel." I ask.
"Better." She replies.
"Good. Now, we are going to have a meeting in one hour and we want all of the Gifted to be there, and that includes you, my dear. You will have time to freshen up, explore this place, do whatever you want..."
"That won't cause any harm to anyone." Cadence interjects.
"Before the meeting starts. Now, come on Cadence. Ezra. Let's leave Tori to her privacy."

I had decided to call a meeting once a week for all the Gifted and all the Clann members to get to know each other better, and to explain to the new Gifted who we were and why we had brought them here. I started this tradition a couple months ago, with the suggestions of Cadence and our old friend Ansell, and it seemed to help settle in the newcomers. Today, it was the end of the week again, so it was time for another meeting. This time, we had three new Gifted, Haven, Grace, and now Tori. I wish Ansell was here to meet them.

Ansell was my best friend, and he had requested to infiltrate the Dai Li and become a double agent. Nyna and the four Elders had granted his request, because while it was certainly dangerous, it was a good idea. I missed Ansell a lot, and he had been gone almost three months with out word now. I had been very worried, but I had spotted him yesterday while I rescued Haven. It was a small glimpse, but the quick grin he shot my way filled me with relief. He was still alive.

As I walked down the hallway, lost in thought, Haven popped out of her room, pulling me out of my thoughts and into a hug.
"Talia!" She cried out happily.
"Haven!" I said laughing, "It's good to see you. You are looking well, kid!"
"I'm glad to see you too!" She replies with a grin, "And Cadence is really nice too."
"Good. Cadence is great at her job. Did she tell you about the meeting tonight yet?"
"Yep! I get to meet more people!"
I laugh as I hug her once more, "Sure thing kid. Sure thing. They are all gonna love you!"
"You think so?" She asks, looking up at me with her blue-grey eyes.
"I know so. You are going to have lots of friends here." I promise.
"I'd like that." She says with a smile, "My only other friend betrayed me." She says softly, her smile disappearing under a stormy look as she looks down at the ground.

"Hey, kid. No one here is every going to betray you or leave you. I promise." I say, lifting her chin to look her in the eyes. "We are your family now. I'm your family now."



Ren

Galadriel and I walk into the council room immediately when summoned later that day, and we both glare angrily at the green-eyed troublemaker inside.
"What is he doing back here?" I demand.
"I think it's clear that we've uprooted the Gifted problem in the village of Calian," one of the King's advisers, a superior to all of us, informs me. "As we no longer have any villagers there labelled as suspicious, Ansell no longer needs to be stationed there. Therefore, he can rejoin your team, Agent Walker."

Oh joy. I'm so excited. I think sarcastically, but know better than to say anything out loud.

"About time, too," Ansell adds. "Being 'stationed' there was an utter waste of my many talents. About time someone saw that. I mean, without me on your team, you guys have lost... what? Three Gifted in the last two days? It's obvious how desperately you need me." He says arrogantly, making me want to punch him, but I settle for glaring instead.
"That is quite enough, Agent Vaile." The adviser says coolly. Then he turns to us, "However, he does bring up a good point. Losing this many Gifted in such a short amount of time is absolutely unacceptable. A clear show of - "
" - incompetency?" Ansell supplies mischievously, earning a death glare from both of us.
"With all due respect, sir," Galadriel begins, "I don't believe having Ansell back is... necessary."
"Sure, whatever you say, Galy," Ansell says, rolling his eyes.

If glares could kill, he would've dropped dead then and there. He always called her by that forbidden nickname, on the pretense that he couldn't pronounce her real name. No one got to call her Galy except me, and only when we were alone.
"It's Agent Darklighter," Galadriel growls.
"Alright then, Agent Dorklighter," He grins cheekily at her.
"That is quite enough." the adviser snaps.
"What? Was it something I said?" Ansell asks, with false innocence. He leans back, clearly enjoying the irritated exasperation everyone felt towards him.

"Agent Vaile." The advisor snaps angrily, "You will remain silent for the duration of this meeting."
Ansell pretends to tie his mouth shut, mocking us still, although he does obey. He knows he is toeing a fine line now.
"Now, as I was saying. Agent Vaile will be joining your team again, Agent Walker and Agent Darklighter, that is an order, not a discussion."
"Yes, Councilman." I reply, sighing internally but keeping a blank face. There was no one Galy and I hated more than Ansell, except perhaps our nemesis Natalia.
"And you had better start succeeding again, or else." The advisor threatens, and Galy and I bow our heads in understanding. "You are dismissed."

We each give the advisor a half bow, and then we leave.
"Come on Vaile." I order over my shoulder, "We leave at dawn."

(I am going to have them capture a nameless Gifted kid next so that Ren and Galy don't lose their jobs, or worse... dun dun duuuuuuun)

Alexa Diamondflower 10-06-2014 03:43 AM

Awesome chapter, Liri! :) I was also thinking that Ren and Galy could capture a Gifted. :)

Blaze_of_Glory 10-06-2014 05:10 AM

Wow, awesome posts everyone!! :) I love where we're going with this! Everyone's characters are great too.
Hey guys, I was thinking - our parallel world should have a name! Anyone have a suggestion?

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I shivered and pulled my fur trimmed cloak closer around my body. In other villages, no doubt there was still grass growing, birds chirping, and warm sunshine to enjoy. But here in the far northern city of Dalvinia, winter lasted over a good half of the year, well into what was supposed to be springtime.
My boots crunched into the hard snow lining the cobblestone path towards the marketplace. Sighing, I brush newly fallen snow that had already started lining my straw shopping basket.
Mom had sent me out here for a loaf of bread and some eggs. Well, she'd wanted to send my brother Levin, but he as usual wiggled out of the chore. Well, all I can say is - he's doing the dishes tonight.
Just as I'm approaching the busy market square, a big, wet mound of snow slammed into the back of my neck, dripping down the back of my cloak. I stood there frozen for a moment, shocked.
"Oops! Sorry Stacia!" I heard my friend Felicia call out.
I spun around to see her lobbing a snowball right at Alanna, another friend. Several more girls I knew from school were hidden in nearby snow-covered bushes, giggling and covered with the dripping wet snow.
I started to grin. "Oh, you are going to regret that, Felicia!" Leaning over, I began forming a snowball of my own. My friends shrieked with laughter and farted out of the way.
I had a little time before Mom expected me back, I reasoned. I put down my shopping basket and set it somewhere safe so I could come back for it, carefully tucking the money Mom had given me into the inner fold of my cloak.
I may not always enjoying living in a place as cold as Dalvinia, but you know what they say - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
Laughing, I lobbed my snowball straight at Felicia. She ducked out of the way, and it splattered against a nearby tree. I got hit a couple more times, and managed to make a few hits of my own, including one on Alanna.
"Oh you are going to get it, Stacia Waybern," she warned, grinning.
I quickly ducked in the midst of a clump of bushes. C'mon, stay unseen, she can't get me if she can't see me, I thought to myself, grinning.
A moment later, Alanna's snowball landed several feet from me. Laughing, I stood up. "Here I am! You missed by a mile!"
Alanna glanced around in confusion, her brow furrowed. "Stacia? Where are you?"
"What are you talking about? I'm right here," I said, stepping out of the bushes into her line of sight. But still Alanna looked puzzled, and the other kids did too. It was as if they couldn't see me, though I was right there in front of them.
I stepped forward, laying a hand on Alanna's arm. She looked down at it... And screamed.
"It's - there's - something touching me!" She cried out.
"But... There's nothing there!" Felicia gasped.
The other kids looked at each other. "Let's get out of here," one of them said, and everyone nodded.
"You guys, it's just me - I'm right here!" I yelled. Looking even more frightened then before, all of the kids hightailed it out of there.
I spun around to follow them, and as I did, my eyes landed on some large icicles hanging off a nearby tree branch. Usually I could see a distorted version of my own reflection in there, but today I saw... Nothing.
That's when I started screaming.
I wasn't sure how long I stood there. Eventually my voice grew hoarse and I stopped shrieking, and soon afterwards my reflection appeared back in the ice. Still I stood there, frozen in place, just staring.
Until I heard a voice from behind me. A cold, cruel voice.
"Hello, Gifted child."

(I don't care if you make the day Stacia gets rescued be the day of the Gifteds meeting at the Clann, or the day after that. Whichever you guys think is better. :))

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-06-2014 04:11 PM

Hmm... I was originally thinking maybe it could be called one of these:
Alagaesia
Mallorea
Riva
Aloria
Belgaria
Pellinore

Just some ideas I had. What do you guys think?

Great post Glory! It could either be the day after, or right before or after the meeting. Talia could leave with her team during the meeting even to go rescue Stacia. What do you guys think should happen?

Alexa Diamondflower 10-06-2014 04:37 PM

I like Mallorea. :)

popcorn1234 10-06-2014 09:04 PM

Me too, but only if it's pronounced like Mallor-ray-ah. Mallor-rhea just sounds... not good.

Alexa Diamondflower 10-06-2014 09:32 PM

Haha! Ew..... I don't think anyone was going to pronounce it that way. :Embarrassed:

Lemonyfairy44 10-06-2014 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Liri Dazzlebeam (Post 291339)
Hmm... I was originally thinking maybe it could be called one of these:
Alagaesia
Mallorea
Riva
Aloria
Belgaria
Pellinore

Just some ideas I had. What do you guys think?



Great post Glory! It could either be the day after, or right before or after the meeting. Talia could leave with her team during the meeting even to go rescue Stacia. What do you guys think should happen?

I like Algaesia :)

Lemonyfairy44 10-06-2014 10:35 PM

( the past this is when Hope first discovers she is a bit unusual )
It was a beautiful day out the sun shined beautiful on the windows of the villages the birds chirped near by and the regular fast movements of the people in the market was a warming sight for Hope upon arrival in the market. She came to buy some food for her and her family for their dinner. She walked around looking at all the tables with signs out and people shouting on the street about their prices " We have two fish here for 3 ( dollars coins etc ) " said a merchant. A young girl pulled Hope aside " Excuse me miss do you have any share change?" Said the young girl. Hope usually would just ignore these people because her family was not very wealthy but for the first time ever she seemed to understand exactly why this young girl needed money, it was like Hope was inside the young girls head. She knew that this young girls mother was very sick and she wanted to buy her mother medicine, it was almost as if she was inside her head. Hope reached out and gave the girl the money. " she knew that her family would be mad at her for using all the money to help this young girl whom she did not know but Hope did the right thing even if it would mean no food. Here you go you need it more than I do" said Hope. Hope walked away going on her journey.

Lemonyfairy44 10-06-2014 10:45 PM

Joy story now ( in the past Joy discovers a power )

I was walking down the dirt path to go and visit my closest neighbors to ask for some more grain to make a loaf of bread for dinner. I had no idea what was about to happen, but out of the corner of my eye I saw a brown figure moving closer and closer coming running fast, leaping, scared, spooked the horse must have seen a snake or something for the master was trying to tame it and then it happened the horse came right toward "Ah!" I screamed as my only response with no time to think I vanished not really but I couldn't see myself I was invisible unable to see myself I ran and hide behind a bush. I thought to myself this was the scariest thing that ever happened to me then, I heard foot steps coming toward me. " Hmm " said a masculine voice " could have sworn that there was someone standing there " he said. The man turned to his horse trying to clam it down " Easy girl " he said. And turned to calm the horse before another person rode up taking the man and his horse back to the stables.

Night Wish 10-07-2014 12:14 AM

Aw, thanks so much guys. :heartbeat:
Oh, I didn't see your post Alexa, our two posts must have crossed! :Laughing: Anyway, great job, I like the idea of a meeting between all the Gifteds.
Haha, so glad you think so Liri! :Laughing:
I agree, our parallel world needs a name! I like all those names, Liri, and I'd be fine with any one of them. :) I'm not really good with place names, I'm afraid. :Embarrassed:

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After a long, harrowing journey in which I keep risking a glance behind us, watching out for Dai Li, we finally arrive at the Clann. Talia takes us through what she calls the "Gifted quarters" to our rooms. A friendly-looking young woman with long dark hair comes to help Grace, while Talia comes with me to my room.
I'm glad she decided to stay... Strangely enough, I feel a sort of warmth towards Talia, though I barely know her. Maybe it's because she'd been the one to save me, but I think it's more than I really admire what she's doing. I can see how much she genuinely cares about being able to save Gifted children like Grace and me.
"Do you have to leave?" the words burst out of me as Talia turns to go.
"Sorry, Haven." Talia smiles apologetically. "I have to go in case I need to rescue another kid like you. But I'll stop by to say hi every once in a while."
"Promise?" I ask, looking up into her face pleadingly.
"I promise." she replies with another smile, "Now, get some rest kid. Cadence will be nearby if you need anything."
"Ok. Thanks Talia." I reply. Impulsively, I run over to give her a hug. I no longer care about how she's a virtual stranger - it just... Feels right.
"Just doin' my job kid. But you're welcome. I'll come back sometime soon." she promises. Relief floods through me, and I smile gratefully at her.

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The next day...

The Clann headquarters is enormous, much larger than it had seemed at first glance. But then again, it is quite intricately hidden into its surroundings, making the place seem smaller than it really was.
I've spent hours walking through the halls, trying to get a sense of the place, but so far, it just seems like an endless labyrinth of rooms. I've found the dining room, training center for the Gifteds, and more bedrooms than I can count.
And now, I'm wondering if I can even find my way back to my own room...
It's a maze, Havvy! We gotta find the center. I feel a pang in my heart as I imagine what my sister Rhea would have said, if she'd been here. I miss her so much, and my parents too. It's like a constant ache that I'm always aware of, wherever I am.
"Hi there! Haven, right?" A kind, vaguely familiar voice calls out from behind me. I whip around in surprise.
The Clann members around the halls had smiled when they'd seen me, some calling out a greeting or a welcome. I've even had a couple Gifteds come up and introduce themselves. But this is the first time someone had addressed me directly.
Talia? I feel a burst of hope, but then realize it's not her. A young woman, maybe five years older than me, is standing behind me. She was pretty, with dark hair and eyes, dressed in a long, mint-green dress with Spanish-style sleeves.
"I'm Cadence," the woman tells me, smiling. "Welcome to the Clann! How have you been enjoying it so far?"
I smile, immediately feeling comforted by her friendliness. "Thanks! It's been great, but..." I grin, a bit sheepishly. "Kind of hard to find my way around. I think I'm hopelessly lost by now."
Cadence laughs. "Well, I'll be glad to help! By the way, did you hear about the meeting that's going to happen today?"
"No... What meeting?" I ask.
"It's a tradition that Talia and I, along with a couple other friends, set up a few months ago," Cadence explains. "We have a meeting once a week with all the Gifteds and Clann members, to help everyone get to know one another. We also explain to any new Gifteds about who we are and why we brought them here. It's a great opportunity for old members and new joiners alike."
"That sounds great!" Enthusiasm bubbles up in me. Finally, I'd get a chance to meet others like me! Besides... Ansell, I've never really had a chance to talk to anyone about my abilities, ever. "Do you think they could help me with my powers? I'd love to be able to, um, control them better."
"Of course!" Cadence responds enthusiastically. "In fact, Nyna - the first Gifted that the Clann found and helped - offers lessons on the use of all Gifted powers, especially to the new joiners." She studies me a bit curiously. "Talia tells me you're kind of advanced for how young you are. Few Gifteds can summon up weather patterns with ease the way you can so early on."
I squirm, a bit uncomfortably. "It's - I've had help with that." I don't elaborate, not wanting to talk about it.
"Okay. Well, I look forward to seeing you at the meeting, Haven." Cadence smiles. "Now, why don't I show you the way back to your room?"

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"Talia!" I cry out happily, bouncing out of my room as I see her walk past.
"Haven!" Talia says, laughing, "It's good to see you. You are looking well, kid!"
"I'm glad to see you too!" I reply with a grin, "And Cadence is really nice too."
"Good. Cadence is great at her job. Did she tell you about the meeting tonight yet?"
"Yep! I get to meet more people!"
Talia laugh as she hugs me once more, "Sure thing kid. Sure thing. They are all gonna love you!"
"You think so?" I ask, suddenly feeling a bit shy. I hadn't thought about what they'd think of me.
"I know so. You are going to have lots of friends here." she promises.
"I'd like that." I say with a smile, feeling reassured. Then that feeling disappears as I remember... The last person I'd called a friend. "My only other friend betrayed me." I say softly, my smile disappearing at the memory of... him.
"Hey, kid. No one here is every going to betray you or leave you. I promise." Talia says, lifting my chin to look her in the eyes. "We are your family now. I'm your family now."
A warm, joyful feeling fills my heart, spreading out so that, for the first time in a long time, I feel safe. Happy. Loved. "Thank you. Thank you so much... I can't even begin to say how grateful I am for everything you've done for me. Everything the Clann has done. I would love to be a part of your family."
"Hey, no need to thank me." Talia smiles. "It's what I do. And I'm glad to be able to have helped you, and so many other Gifteds. Now, are you ready to come and meet the others?"
I smile back at her. "Ready as I'll ever be. Will Grace be there?" I ask, remembering the girl from yesterday, who'd been fleeing, terrified, from all those Dai Li.
"Of course! We actually have three new Gifteds joining us at the meeting today - you, Grace, and a girl named Tori." Talia pauses a little bit at that last name. "I think Tori has been through a lot, so don't be offended if she doesn't warm up right away."
Hmm. I wonder what happened to her? I ponder that for a moment, but then my thoughts return to being able to meet other Gifteds, ones that have lived with powers for years and knew how to use them. It was something I've been longing for these last three months, and now, finally, I've found it. And more importantly, I've found a family.
And maybe, with the Clann, I can eventually find everything that I'm looking for.

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As I wake up the next morning, I'm momentarily disoriented. Where am I? This isn't Haven's and my hideout...
But then the memory returns, and I groan. Back at Dai Li headquarters. I glance around the room, as usual draped entirely in black, from the heavy curtains to the bedsheets to the dark ebony wood tables and chairs.
Great. So it's back to feeling like I'm waking up in a mausoleum.
I remember Ren's words from yesterday. Dawn can't be far off...
Ah, well, who cares if I'm late? Ren and Galy can't possibly hate me more... Hmm, scratch that, they probably can, if they ever find out I'm Clann. However, I can't resist a smug grin, thinking about how blindly they fell for my act.
That's when I remember. The bits of information I'd gleaned last night, before I had to go off to my room. I leap out of bed and rush outside, heading straight for the falcon house. It's been far, far too long since I'd sent word to the Clann.
I quickly write out my message, using a secret code taught to me by Nyna and the Council. They're the only members of the Clann who know it, though I've also taught the code to Talia, Cadence and Ezra, the three people I trust most in the world.

Hey guys, it's me. Yes I know it's been a while since I last sent word. But just so you know, I have NOT switched sides in that time (though I gotta say, the cookies they have here are quite tempting ;)), so you can tell your young agents that they don't need to try and jump me.
I've been stationed to this middle of nowhere, dead end village this whole time, and might I just say, spending that three months watching paint dry might be a more interesting activity. And more productive.
Anyway, I've received news from Dai Li HQ - the King believes that his Gifted army has almost been declared "ready", and he has begun to personally see to their training himself. It won't be long now until he starts using them for their intended purpose - and his first goal will be to find and destroy the Clann.
Watch out. I don't know exactly when he will start sending out his army, but please... Be careful. All of you.

Ansell

P.S. And if you get a chance, please tell Haven that I'm sorry.

After attaching the slip of paper onto the leg of my usual bird, I whisper to it. "Go. Quickly, before they realize you're gone. You know where to go."
Then I slip silently back to my room, making sure to remain unseen.
As I'd expected, my little early-morning errand has put me behind schedule, so it's quite a bit after dawn when I meet Lyren, Galadriel and their team. Both Ren and Galy immediately pounce on me when I walk up.
"Where have you been?" Galadriel demands.
"They call it being fashionably late, Galy." I grin at her. "Not that you guys would know anything about that." I purposely take a slow glance up and down her and Ren's black Dai Li attire.
"Let's get something straight." Ren snaps. "I will not tolerate any troublemakers on my team, or anyone who is going to sabotage our efforts. And you can be sure I'll report any of that to the Councilmen."
I purposely take a slow look around, as if confused as to who she's talking to. "Who, me? When have you ever known me to be anything but the very definition of model behavior?"
As I saunter forward, I hear Galy mutter, "Are you sure we can't kill him and pretend a Clann agent did it?"
"Don't tempt me," Ren whispers back.
I swallow down a laugh. Oh I'd like to see you try. I smile, remembering my earlier words.
What they don't know is, sabotaging their efforts is exactly what I plan on doing. And quite intentionally, too.

(You guys okay with all this? If not I can edit. :)
Anyway, I was thinking, since there's no technology in this world, how are we going to send messages over long distances? So I went a little Harry Potter-like, with the bird messages. I chose falcons instead of owls or carrier pigeons, because, you know, peregrine falcons are some of the fastest animals in the world. :)
You guys okay with that?
Oh and, for those of you with Dai Li characters, could you please make sure you don't blow Ansell's cover? I kind of didn't intend for them to find out about his double agent behavior until after Ren joins the Clann. :) I better plan something dramatic. :Laughing:)




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Jenny Hollybell 10-07-2014 02:00 AM

OMG! Alagaesia is from Eragon!! :PHFHeart: We need to name it that!!



"You were once Clann?" I ask, surprised. I had searched his mind to see what he was doing here. Soon, his mind blocks up and I can no longer read. I withdraw.
"Don't you recognize me?" He asks, gasping in mock indignation. "Why, I always thought that my reputation preceded me! How dare they not teach all the agents in the Clann to know who I am. Why, I - " He gives me a mischievous grin. "I am Ansell Vaile." He pulls out a small dagger with the symbol of the Clann on its hilt.
I am shocked for a second. That's our seal. Wait, how do I know he didn't find that lying around? Oh wait. I know who this guy is.
"The spy with the Dai Li? The Clann hasn't heard back from you for months. How do I know you're still on our side?"
"How could I not be? Seriously, I don't know why anyone would want to be Dai Li when you have to dress like this all the time - " He gestures to his black riding pants, shirt, and long trailing cloak. "Someone really needs to teach them about the virtues of pastel colors."
I smirk. "Do you ever answer anything seriously?"
He sighs. "Well, thanks for raining on my parade there. Okay, fine, have it your way. The truth is, I've been assigned to this boring, dead-end village for the last three months, investigating all sorts of reports of a possible Gifted presence. Can you believe it, all of my talents being wasted like this? Ren and Galy must have set me up." He then asks, "Now, time for you to answer something... Who are you, exactly?"
"I'm Agent K," I reply. I'm still not sure if I should trust him.
He throws his hands in the air in mock exasperation. "Seriously? We can't all be telepaths, you know! That is totally unfair. I just told you my real name." I smirk again, but quickly make it vanish. Then he adds, "If you still can't trust me, go talk to Talia. Or Cadence, or Ezra. Those guys and I go way back."
Before I can say respond, there's a loud clap of thunder, and lightning lights up the sky. A freak storm stirs up, seemingly out of nowhere. I quickly look up.
"Havvy," He breathes. He… knows her? What's going on? Then he spins around suddenly and tosses me my sword. I quickly catch it. He sprints towards the eye of the storm.
"Come on!" He shouts.
I open my mind walls and call out to Haven. I sense her. She's heading towards the Clann Headquarters. We're so close!
"Please be okay," He whispers in front of me. They must have a good relationship, I've never seen a Dai Li so concerned about a gifted. There is definitely something strange.
I throw my hand up to the sky and twist it. The storm stops, and I create a new one above us with it's remaining energy. Ansell looks behind at me with a shocked face.
"You lost our one way of tracking her!" He yells.
"No I didn't. She's safe now." A picture of Haven reaching the main hall travels through my mind and into his. When his face relaxes I know he's received it.
A huge clanking of boots comes from our right. The path Haven took. I tricked them.
"But," I tell Ansell, "Now we should JUMP!!"
"WHAT?!" He exclaims, but it's too late. I've grabbed him and jumped off the small cliff. And we're sailing straight to the bottom.
Two meters from the bottom, I create a cloud that stops our fall. The second my feet touch the ground, I'm gone. Hopefully, he won't be able to follow me back. And I don't know what to think about this Ansell guy.


Night ~ Do you not want Katherine to like Ansell? It's okay if you don't.

Night Wish 10-07-2014 02:42 AM

Thanks Lemony! :) I'm glad you like the falcons.
Great post Jenny! I didn't know that name was from Eragon. :Laughing: Is that a good book? I've kind of been wondering about that series.
And also, I'm kind of confused as to how Katherine knows Haven's name? The Clann didn't know it until after Talia rescued her... They didn't know the name of the Gifted child beforehand.
And yeah, I'm sorry, but I don't feel ready to write something like that yet. :Embarrassed: Maybe later on in the story. But for now, can Katherine and Ansell just become friends?


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Jenny Hollybell 10-07-2014 02:51 AM

Night ~ Oh whoops, I thought Haven was already at the Clann headquarters and went out for a walk haha. Well, Katherine is telepathic so maybe she can know by that? And honestly I agree I just wanted to know if it was okay for her to have a small crush. :Laughing:
Oh my goodness you NEED to read Eragon! It's very descriptive but it has so much action it keeps you hooked! (I'm a book nerd) :Teasing:

Lemonyfairy44 10-07-2014 03:22 AM

I'm not sure who my characters would like or if you guys are ok with letting me put your characters in or how to fit everyone in the story

Blaze_of_Glory 10-07-2014 03:28 AM

Lol they don't have to like someone Lemony. :) Not everyone needs a love story, in fact most people won't have one. And of course we're ok with you using our characters, just remember to stick to their personalities though.
Awesome posts guys! :)
And I don't really care when Stacia gets rescued. :) Maybe it should be after Random Gifted Person gets captured by Ren and Galadriel though, or they might actually get into big trouble. Or they could just blame Ansell :p

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-07-2014 03:53 AM

Great posts guys!

Good idea about Messenger Falcons Night! I like that :)
Yeah, no one blow Ansell's cover! We need him as a top secret dual agent ;)

Haha! Indeed it is Jenny! I love that series, among many others! Haha. Actually, all of the names I suggested are places in books I have read :)

Night, yes it is a good series :) I love it.

Hehe! Jenny I'm a book nerd too!!! :) I love reading!!!!

So far we have two votes for Mallorea and two votes for Alagaesia... and one undecided. Any more votes?


Alright, so this is how I think the next little bit will go (in RP time not real time) :
Tonight- Clann get-to-know-each-other meeting
Tomorrow morning- When Ansell sends out the message falcon and Clann receives it shortly after
Tomorrow midday- Dai Li capture Unnamed Gifted child
Tomorrow evening- Clann rescues Stacia
The next day- Clann rescues Hope and Joy

That timeline sound good to everyone?

Lemonyfairy44 10-07-2014 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Liri Dazzlebeam (Post 291403)
Great posts guys!

Good idea about Messenger Falcons Night! I like that :)
Yeah, no one blow Ansell's cover! We need him as a top secret dual agent ;)

Haha! Indeed it is Jenny! I love that series, among many others! Haha. Actually, all of the names I suggested are places in books I have read :)

Night, yes it is a good series :) I love it.

Hehe! Jenny I'm a book nerd too!!! :) I love reading!!!!

So far we have two votes for Mallorea and two votes for Alagaesia... and one undecided. Any more votes?


Alright, so this is how I think the next little bit will go (in RP time not real time) :
Tonight- Clann get-to-know-each-other meeting
Tomorrow morning- When Ansell sends out the message falcon and Clann receives it shortly after
Tomorrow midday- Dai Li capture Unnamed Gifted child
Tomorrow evening- Clann rescues Stacia
The next day- Clann rescues Hope and Joy

That timeline sound good to everyone?

Yes I've set the story so the clan can come and rescue them :) this works :Happy:

popcorn1234 10-07-2014 03:05 PM

Sounds good to me, Liri! :Happy:

Night Wish 10-07-2014 10:03 PM

Thanks Liri! :) That timeline looks great to me!
Okay, thanks for the recommendation guys! I'll check out the Eragon series. :) Haha, I happen to be a bit of a bookworm too. Aren't we all? I mean, we're all trying to put together a story of our own here. :Laughing:



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Alexa Diamondflower 10-07-2014 10:10 PM

Sounds good to me! Oh my gosh! I'm a total bookworm, also! :Happy: I'll have to check out that book series. Is it clean?

Lemonyfairy44 10-07-2014 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexa Diamondflower (Post 291441)
Sounds good to me! Oh my gosh! I'm a total bookworm, also! :Happy: I'll have to check out that book series. Is it clean?

What book series?

Alexa Diamondflower 10-07-2014 10:23 PM

Eragon. :)

Lemonyfairy44 10-08-2014 12:27 AM

In present time you guys can either rescue Hope and Joy or capture them

Blaze_of_Glory 10-08-2014 05:26 AM

The timeline looks good to me. :)
Oh the Eragon series is so good! I would definitely recommend it as well. Currently I'm on Brisingr, and it's been a great series so far. It's actually called the Inheritance Cycle series, not the Eragon series... Which is kind of funny because Inheritance is the last book. :D
As for cleanliness, I would have to say it's not too bad. It's better than a lot of the YA stuff out there these days. But if you're really adverse to violence, then I might not recommend it.

popcorn1234 10-08-2014 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Lemonyfairy44 (Post 291467)
In present time you guys can either rescue Hope and Joy or capture them

Yup, Lemony, that's why Liri came up with this timeline so we can get everything straight. She's still seeing if everyone is okay with the way things are arranged, so you can look at the timeline below and see if it sounds good to you.
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Originally Posted by Liri Dazzlebeam (Post 291403)
Alright, so this is how I think the next little bit will go (in RP time not real time) :
Tonight- Clann get-to-know-each-other meeting
Tomorrow morning- When Ansell sends out the message falcon and Clann receives it shortly after
Tomorrow midday- Dai Li capture Unnamed Gifted child
Tomorrow evening- Clann rescues Stacia
The next day- Clann rescues Hope and Joy

That timeline sound good to everyone?


Night Wish 10-08-2014 11:34 PM

Hmm, looking at that timeline, I'm thinking we should get started on the meeting as soon as possible? Glory and Lemony are kind of being forced to wait for us. :Laughing:
I'm not trying to rush anyone, by the way! I get that most of you are busy. :) I'll try to post something tomorrow, ran out of time today because I was finishing some graphics work. :Embarrassed:

I'm really excited for this RP! :Happy: Can't wait to see where the plot takes us! I think I might have an idea for after all of the Gifted get rescued...

Edit: Yikes! I just wrote "descendants" instead of "Gifted"! :Laughing: I am way too used to using descendants to describe our characters! You guys probably know why. :Wink:



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Alexa Diamondflower 10-08-2014 11:51 PM

Haha!!! Night Wish, this isn't C:U. :Laughing: This a totally different RP. LOL!!!
And don't worry, you aren't rushing anyone. You're actually right. I will try to post soon (I was actually writing a Galadriel chapter, before I erased it all. -_- This computer hates me).

Lemonyfairy44 10-09-2014 02:17 AM

Three characters I think I'll make a clann character if I can because it says you can have three characters, is this still an option?

PixieHollowForever 10-09-2014 02:43 AM

Liri, I'm fine with everything on the schedule except that Ali isn't scheduled to be rescued. Please add that in.

Alexa Diamondflower 10-09-2014 03:02 AM

PIXIE HOLLOW FOREVER!! YOU'RE BACK!!! :Happy: :Clapping:

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-09-2014 09:36 PM

Haha! I make that mistake too Night :) typing 'descendants' is almost second nature now! Three RPs in a row! Haha.

Of course you can still make your third character Lemony! :)

Oops! Sorry PHF! Haha.

How about this:
Tonight- Clann get-to-know-each-other meeting
Tomorrow morning- When Ansell sends out the message falcon and Clann receives it shortly after
Tomorrow midday- Dai Li capture Unnamed Gifted child
Tomorrow evening- Clann rescues Stacia
The next day- Clann rescues Hope and Joy, and Ali afterwards.

Now does the timeline sound good to everyone?

I will try to post, but I might not be able to be very active starting tomorrow and going through Sunday. I will be heading back out to camp for the weekend to babysit. I'll try to post before I leave tomorrow morning, but feel free to start the meeting anyone who is at Clann right now! Its mostly just a meet-and-greet type of thing, but they will also explain why they are here and what their mission is.

Night Wish 10-09-2014 09:46 PM

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Haha! You know, OUAT first started last October... So you and I have literally been using "descendants" for a full year now! :Laughing: By the way, you just called me Hazy. :Teasing:
The timeline looks great! Glad you're still around, PHF. :)
Lemony, it'd be great if you made a new Clann character. :) He/she can already be acquainted with Talia, Cadence, Ezra, Ansell, or Katherine... Or any combination of the above. :Teasing:
I'll post by or before tomorrow, hopefully!
Also, I think I have an idea for a new character. :Wink:


Name: Sierra Leitner
Gender: Female
Age(8-25): 15
Gifted, Clann, or Dai Li Agent: Gifted
Strong Ability (If Gifted): Shapeshifting
Minor Ability (If Gifted): Empathy
Personality: Bold, adventurous, and free-sprited, Sierra tends to be a bit of a rebel. She can be a good friend, but she rarely trusts people enough to let them in. Sierra is also strong-willed and determined.
Appearance: Tall, athletic, with light skin and slightly slanted amber eyes. She has long blonde hair that she wears in an elaborately braided style with a few tendrils hanging over one shoulder. (First picture) Whenever she's on an adventure on the mountainside, however, she wears her braid loose over one shoulder. (Second picture)
Other: Sierra's parents are famous mountain explorers, and she's spent most of her life going with them on their explorations. She's toured most of the mountains ranges in Mallorea/Alagaesia/Whatever with them. The name "Sierra" actually means "mountain range" in Spanish. Sierra has always had a way with the animals she meets on those mountainsides, though she can't explain why. Instead of being rescued by the Clann, Sierra was captured by the Dai Li when she accidentally exposed her powers, and was forced to join the King's army.

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(There you go, Liri and Alexa. "Unnamed Gifted Child" has a name now. :Laughing: Or you can have Ren and Galy capture a random Gifted child as well as Sierra, if you'd like. It does seem unlikely that the Clann would have so many successful rescues. It's up to you, of course. :) Just make sure Ansell does his best to sabotage their efforts. :Laughing:
I kind of wanted to write from the POV of someone in the King's reluctant army. It seemed like it'd be interesting. :))



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Blaze_of_Glory 10-10-2014 02:00 AM

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Mallorea/Alagaesia/Whatever

Lol fantastic idea! We should totally name our world "Whatever"! :D
Kidding! Cool character, by the way. :)
Liri, that's cool how you got a lot of your place names from books. :) Books are a great source of inspiration! I get a lot of my character names from books, actually.
Now I'm curious - did "Estoriana" come from a book? :D

Night Wish 10-10-2014 02:14 AM

Why thank you, Glory! I also think that's quite the ingenious place name. :Laughing:
I totally agree! Books are an amazing source of inspiration. :)
I've always thought that Liri made up the name "Estoriana" because of the fact that all our characters were descendants of people in fairytale stories. :) You know, E-story-ana. It could also be because of Storybrooke, since it is based off of OUAT. But of course, I could be way off. :Teasing:



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Liri Dazzlebeam 10-10-2014 04:53 AM

Oh my gosh! Wow! Haha so sorry Night! I was thinking about Hazy... and I guess I accidentally typed it! Hahaha! Sorry!

Great! Sierra is perfect for Ren and Galy to capture! They can still capture an unnamed gifted kid later, but lets have them get Sierra first. Haha, and of course Ansell will do a mighty job trying to sabotage their efforts always ;)

Books inspire a lot of what I do :) Characters, RPs, names, places, paintings... lots of stuff.
No, Estoriana didn't come from a book. It was sort of inspired by Storybrooke, and sort of what Night said.

All right, I think I'm going to make an executive decision and name the world Alagaesia (Even though Whatever is a fabulous name for a world ;) ). Is everyone cool with that? We can still use the other names for names of cities or towns... or mountains... or valleys.... or lakes... or castles...
You get the idea ;)

Alexa Diamondflower 10-10-2014 10:47 PM

Sounds good, Liri! Cool character, Night! :)

Lemonyfairy44 10-10-2014 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Liri Dazzlebeam (Post 291726)
Oh my gosh! Wow! Haha so sorry Night! I was thinking about Hazy... and I guess I accidentally typed it! Hahaha! Sorry!

Great! Sierra is perfect for Ren and Galy to capture! They can still capture an unnamed gifted kid later, but lets have them get Sierra first. Haha, and of course Ansell will do a mighty job trying to sabotage their efforts always ;)

Books inspire a lot of what I do :) Characters, RPs, names, places, paintings... lots of stuff.
No, Estoriana didn't come from a book. It was sort of inspired by Storybrooke, and sort of what Night said.

All right, I think I'm going to make an executive decision and name the world Alagaesia (Even though Whatever is a fabulous name for a world ;) ). Is everyone cool with that? We can still use the other names for names of cities or towns... or mountains... or valleys.... or lakes... or castles...
You get the idea ;)

Ok I am alright and on bored with where this story is going :)

Night Wish 10-11-2014 11:25 PM

It's okay, Liri! It happens. :Laughing: I've been thinking about her too.
Alagaesia sounds great! :Happy: And maybe, since Mallorea also had two votes, that could be the name of the city/town/country where Clann headquarters is located? Since I get the feeling we're going to spend a lot of time there, I think that would be fair. :)
I concur! And since "Whatever" is a fabulous choice, we should totally give that name to the city where Dai Li Headquarters is located! :Laughing:
Thanks, Alexa! :)

Okay, I'll write the meeting. :) Alexa, Popcorn, and Marionette, you guys can add/change anything you want, and so can you when you get back, Liri! Hmm, Jenny, did you want Katherine to be at the meeting? I left that part open, so you can make her show up if you'd like.

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After leading me down the hall to what looks like an enormous room with lots of seats set up, Talia leaves to join her friends at the head of the room. She, Cadence, and a couple other Clann members had been the one to set up these weekly meetings, and they're usually the ones to lead it. Along with someone named Nyna, and the four elders that make up the ruling body of the Clann.
"You'll meet them soon enough," Talia had told me, with a smile. "Nyna always likes to personally greet the new Gifteds."
I still haven't figured out who this Nyna person is supposed to be.
I scan the crowd, a bit desperately, until I see a vaguely familiar face. Grace! I slip into a seat next to her.
"Hi," I give her a friendly smile. "I'm Haven. Remember? We met briefly yesterday."
"Yeah, hi," she says, smiling back. Just like me, she looks to be a little nervous as well. "I'm Grace. Thanks for saving me with that tornado back there. That was really cool."
"No problem! I'm glad you're okay," I reply. "So... Do you know what your power is?"
"I'm a healer," Grace explains. "I can heal myself, and others. I've known about the Clann and the Dai Li for a while now, but that was the first time I'd met either group. I was trying to warn the Clann about the Dai Li agents sneaking up on them, but then they caught sight of me." She frowns, growing thoughtful. "I saw this one agent... She looked a lot like... me, for some reason."
"That's so strange," I say, puzzled. "Does your family have Dai Li connections?"
"Not as far as I know."
Just then, I pick up Talia's voice through the low murmurs of the crowd. "Hmm, Haven and Grace are here, but where's Tori? It would be a shame for her to miss her first meeting." Through the crowd, I see her turn to one of her colleagues. "Ezra, do you mind getting Tori from her room?"
The male agent looks excited for a moment, then a bit hesitant, as if he's feeling awkward. "Um, sure."
"Hurry back, it's almost time for the meeting to start," Talia tells him.
Ezra nods and hurries off. He comes back a few minutes later with a girl with long, red hair that fades from dark red at the top to a light orange at the tips. Hey, cool hair! The crowd has increased since then, their conversations louder, so I can no longer pick up what they're saying to each other.
"Attention, everyone!" Talia calls out, smiling out at the crowd. "Welcome to our weekly meeting! As most of you know, this is a time where we all come together and discuss what's been happening this week, as well as introduce any new Clann members or Gifteds."
"As most of you know, we have three new Gifteds joining us tonight," Cadence continues, smiling over at us. "Haven, Grace, and Tori. We're very fortunate to have them here with us this evening."
There's applause and cheers at this, and several people turn to stare at the three of us. "That's three more that's been saved from the Dai Li," someone in the crowd calls out, and there are nods and murmurs of agreement.
"Without further ado, here are Nyna and the Council of Elders, to explain our mission as the Clann, and to give the official welcome," Ezra finishes with a smile.
As the three of them step back, five people come forward. Four of them are clearly older, two men and two women, all looking esteemed and dignified. An aura of wisdom and elegance surrounds the Elders, giving no doubt as to their position of power.
The fifth is a young woman with a friendly, open face and a gentle smile. She looks to be in her mid-twenties, looking stylishly pretty in a long, simple and elegant dress, but not too over the top.
"Hello, everyone," the young woman says, smiling. "As many of you know, I'm Nyna, and this is the Council of Elders."
"We are the founding members of the Clann, the shapers of all its values," one of the Elders, an older man with a low voice that somehow carries across the room.
"The Clann is an organization dedicated to finding and protecting the Gifted, children with strange and extraordinary powers," a female Elder continues.
"For ten years, we have been the guardians of the Gifted," a third Elder adds. "Starting with the discovery of one girl. A girl with powers and abilities unlike any we have ever seen. We have hidden her away from the world, a world that would have taken advantage of her, or used her to fight their petty battles. We know that there is little justice under the reign of the King."
"And it was she that showed us a new way of life," the fourth and last Elder finishes, glancing over at Nyna.
Nyna was the first Gifted. I've been suspecting it since she had first appeared with the Elders, but now I have my confirmation. No wonder she's so important here...
"And over time, our ranks swelled, until we formed an organization known as the Clann," Nyna takes up the story. She smiles over at me, Grace, and Tori. "Yes, I was the first Gifted. And the Elders are the original, founding members of the Clann. But it wasn't long until we realized that there were other children out there, children with abilities like mine. We called these children Gifted, because we believed that these powers were the key. The key to the dawn of a new way of life, a life free of the King's tyrannical rule. And so they were a great Gift to the world."
There's a derisive snort from the side of the room. "You want to overthrow the King?" Tori asks incredulously. "Now that's just crazy."
Nyna levels a calm gaze at her. "Yes, that is our end goal. One we have worked towards for the last decade. And it's not so crazy as you'd think... Though it wasn't long before the King realized the Gifted were out there. He began training up an elite group of agents known as the Dai Li, to capture the Gifted and turn them into a mindless army, an fighting machine that would take over all of Alagaesia and keep all its people under his rule."
I'm up on my feet before I know it. "Against their wills?" I demand. "He's training them to fight against their own people, the people of Alagaesia, against their wills?!"
"I'm afraid so," Nyna answers gravely.
There's a rumble of thunder, a low undertone of the storm waging inside me. Come on, keep it in. I take a deep breath and pull myself together. "That isn't right," I say, more calmly. "He must be stopped."
"That is what we thought as well," one of the Elders agrees. "Which is why we formed the Clann, to protect the Gifted, but also to work towards stopping him."
"Back to the story," Nyna says with forced cheerfulness. You can tell that this idea makes her angry as well. "These Gifted children have extraordinary abilities: telekinesis, invisibility, empathy, weather manipulation, shapeshifting, levitation, telepathy, teleportation, healing, and prophecy. Each Gifted child has one strong ability and one minor one. Usually these powers manifest themselves for the first time in a time of great urgency, excitement, fear, or danger. They are highly tied to your emotions."
I figured that one out, I think to myself wryly. The hard way.
"I am different from the rest of you, in that I have all ten abilities, but they are all minor," Nyna explains. "We're not sure why... Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I was the first of the Gifted."
"Nyna has provided us with an opportunity to study these amazing powers, which we have been doing for the past ten years," a female Elder speaks up. "And still, we are making new discoveries regularly."
"And I provide training for all of our Gifted children," Nyna says with a grin. "I'll be able to show you how to use your abilities properly, how to control and defend yourselves with them. But make no mistake, you will not be asked to learn to fight with your powers, unless you expressively wish to do that," she explains gravely. "This is not the Dai Li, and we are not trying to make you into soldiers."
"That concludes the explanation portion of our meeting tonight," an Elder finishes. "We will now take a break for some refreshments, and feel free to mingle amongst yourselves. We will meet back in twenty minutes to discuss news and updates this week." She gestures to the long banquet tables lining the enormous room, covered with food and drink.
"And the Elders and I would like to offer an official welcome to our new Gifteds," Nyna adds, smiling. "Tori, Grace, and Haven, we are pleased to have you here tonight, and glad that you've made it to the Clann safely. We look forward to getting to know you, and - " she spreads open her arms. "Welcome to the Clann family!"
The crowd erupts into cheers and wild applause. I get the feeling that most of them have heard this meeting, and this story about the Clann, multiple times. Yet there's no sign of anyone acting bored or impatient. Instead, most of them are up on their feet, cheering and clapping, and Grace and I become swallowed up in their excitement.
These people are really excited about what they do. They're so passionate, like they truly believe in what they're doing, the common cause they're all fighting for... It's amazing.
I smile, feeling the effects of their infectious passion. I could really find something here. Something I've been looking for for a long time.

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Later, after about a million handshakes and introductions, I find myself at one of the banquet tables, with a rare moment of privacy. Grace is nowhere to be seen, and I hope I'd get to catch up with her later. She seems like someone I'd like to get to know.
"Haven!" Nyna walks up to me. "How have you been enjoying the meeting?"
"It's been... great. A little overwhelming," I confess.
Nyna grins. "You'll get used to everyone! We're all just really glad that you're here. Now, Talia has informed me that you have Weather Manipulation?"
"No, actually, it just happened to be thundering indoors back there. Had nothing to do with me at all," I say, with mock innocence worthy of Ansell. I feel a twinge of sadness... Apparently, he'd rubbed off on me more than I thought.
Nyna laughs. "Do you know which other power you have?"
"Flying... Or Levitation, as you call it. I'm not very good at that... At either of them, actually," I sigh. "Control issues."
"Ah. Well, you and the other two new Gifteds officially start your training tomorrow, but here's something all of you should know." Nyna stares at me intently. "In order to control your abilities, you must learn to believe in yourself. It all starts with that... And everything else develops after. And you'll be amazed, and shocked, and sometimes terrified at what you can do, what heights you can go to with your power. It all starts with belief... But believing is only the beginning."
She smiles at me. "See you around, Haven." I stare at Nyna's retreating back, thinking about what she'd just said.
Just then, I spot a flash of orange hair a few feet away. Squeezing through the crowd, I make my way to the other new Gifted girl.
"Hi," I say, giving Tori a friendly smile, though you didn't have to be an empath to detect the waves of animosity coming off of her. I remember what Talia said about her probably having had a tough life, however, and I want to give an honest effort at getting to know her. "I'm Haven."

(Are you guys okay with all that? Let me know if I didn't control anyone's character right. :Wink:
I'm not sure what I assumed about Nyna and the Elders was right! I realized I didn't know anything about the Elders really, and I wasn't sure what Nyna would look like and what her personality was. :Laughing: Hope what I did was okay!)





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Liri Dazzlebeam 10-12-2014 02:48 AM

Haha.
Ok that sounds good to me. Mallorea can be where HQ is.
Hehe! Well, maybe Whatever wont be the official name for Dai Li HQ... But thats sure what Clann can call it! Haha.

That was a great post Night! You nailed it! I love how you incorporated the title into it :) I couldn't have written it better myself! That was great :)

Night Wish 10-12-2014 05:34 AM

Sounds good to me! I'm sure Ren and Galy would love that. :Laughing:
Aw thank you so much Liri! :Happy: I'm happy that you liked it. Haha, I thought it was a fun idea to incorporate the title too. :Laughing:




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Alexa Diamondflower 10-12-2014 09:20 PM

Awesome chapter, Night! You nailed Ezra's and Tori's personality. :) Okay. Alagaesia and Mallorea sound good. Hey, do you mind if I call Tori's hometown/village/whatever Aloria? I like that name. :)

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I took a shower and decided to read the books that the - oh, what's their name again - Clann provided before going to the meeting, which I was not looking forward to.

Then again, somebody there might be holding something valuable. Something that would be of use to me...

I deviously thought to myself, my old, thieving self resurfacing.

After a while of reading, I hear a knock at my chamber door.

"Ugh." I groan

I open the door and who stands before me? Ezra. Wonderful.

"What do you want?" I ask in a rude tone.
"Um, I came to take you to the Clann meeting. It's about to start and Talia wants everyone there so you, kinda, have to go." Ezra says, noticeably nervous and filled with innocence

What's wrong with him?

I sigh "Fine, whatever. Let's go."

I walk out of my room and slam the door behind me, which startles Ezra. He then leads me to this large room filled with people of all ages.

Well, well, well. Now this is a thiefs' paradise! Who knows what valuable trinkets these people could be holding.

I start to walk off towards the back of the room. I hear Ezra start to speak behind me.

"So, do you want to sit over.... here? Never mind. You can sit wherever you want."

I take a seat at the very back near a corner. Natalia then starts to speak.


"Attention, everyone! Welcome to our weekly meeting! As most of you know, this is a time where we all come together and discuss what's been happening this week, as well as introduce any new Clann members or Gifteds." She says
Cadence continues "As most of you know, we have three new Gifteds joining us tonight. Haven, Grace, and Tori. We're very fortunate to have them here with us this evening."

Well, I certainly don't feel fortunate.

Everyone in the room cheers and claps. Some even stare at me and the other new Gifted, although I don't know who they are.

"That's three more that's been saved from the Dai Li," A random person says, resulting in a consensus among everyone, many nodding and muttering in agreement.
"Without further ado, here is Nyna and the Council of Elders, to explain our mission as the Clann, and to give the official welcome," Ezra finally says, smiling

You seem happy about this.

Talia, Ezra, and Cadence step to allow five people to come forward. There are four older people, two men and two women, and one young lady. All looking like they are extremely important.

Let's hope they aren't arrogant. That wouldn't look good, now would it.

"Hello, everyone," the youngest looking woman says with a kind smile "As many of you know, I'm Nyna, and this is the Council of Elders."
"We are the founding members of the Clann, the shapers of all its values," An older man, one of the.... Elders, tells us with a very low, powerful voice.
"The Clann is an organization dedicated to finding and protecting the Gifted, children with strange and extraordinary powers," one of the female Elders says
"For ten years, we have been the guardians of the Gifted," the second man Elder continues. "Starting with the discovery of one girl. A girl with powers and abilities unlike any we have ever seen. We have hidden her away from the world, a world that would have taken advantage of her, or used her to fight their petty battles. We know that there is little justice under the reign of the King."
"And it was she that showed us a new way of life," the other female Elder says, glancing at whatserface... Nori? Nally? Nyna!

What's so special about this Nyna girl?

"And over time, our ranks swelled, until we formed an organization known as the Clann," Nyna starts up the story again. She looks and smiles at me and the other two newbies here. "Yes, I was the first Gifted. And the Elders are the original, founding members of the Clann. But it wasn't long until we realized that there were other children out there, children with abilities like mine. We called these children Gifted, because we believed that these powers were the key. The key to the dawn of a new way of life, a life free of the King's tyrannical rule. And so they were a great Gift to the world."

Hearing this, I couldn't help but laugh.

"You want to overthrow the king?!" I say, filled with dubiety "Now that's just crazy."

Nyna calmly stares at me "Yes, that is our end goal. One we have worked towards for the last decade. And it's not so crazy as you'd think. Though it wasn't long before the King realized the Gifted were out there. He began training up an elite group of agents known as the Dai Li, to capture the Gifted and turn them into a mindless army, a fighting machine that would take over all of Alagaesia and keep all its people under his rule."

Suddenly, a girl with pitch black hair stands up "Against their wills?" She asks in shock "He's training them to fight against their own people, the people of Alagaesia, against their wills?!"
"I'm afraid so." Nyna answers in a grave tone.

I'm sure there might be a few people that aren't doing it against their will. Don't assume things. I roll my eyes

Suddenly, there is a loud rumble of thunder.

Where the heck is that coming from?

The girls with black speaks up again "That isn't right. He must be stopped."
"That is what we thought as well," one of the female Elders says. "Which is why we formed the Clann, to protect the Gifted, but also to work towards stopping him."
"Back to the story," Nyna says, the happiness in her tone obviously forced. I guess talking about the Dai-Li or whatever they're called gets her angry "These Gifted children have extraordinary abilities: telekinesis, invisibility, empathy, weather manipulation, shapeshifting, levitation, telepathy, teleportation, healing, and prophecy. Each Gifted child has one strong ability and one minor one. Usually these powers manifest themselves for the first time in a time of great urgency, excitement, fear, or danger. They are highly tied to your emotions."

Tied to emotions? So far my powers aren't tied to my emotions... right??

"I am different from the rest of you, in that I have all ten abilities, but they are all minor." Nyna tells us. "We're not sure why. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I was the first of the Gifted."
"Nyna has provided us with an opportunity to study these amazing powers, which we have been doing for the past ten years," the other female Elder says. "And still, we are making new discoveries regularly."
"And I provide training for all of our Gifted children," Nyna tells us, smiling gleefully "I'll be able to show you how to use your abilities properly, how to control and defend yourselves with them. But make no mistake, you will not be asked to learn to fight with your powers, unless you expressively wish to do that," she says, that grave tone returning to her voice. "This is not the Dai Li, and we are not trying to make you into soldiers."

Says you. I wouldn't mind being a soldier.

"That concludes the explanation portion of our meeting tonight," the other female Elder finishes "We will now take a break for some refreshments, and feel free to mingle amongst yourselves. We will meet back in twenty minutes to discuss news and updates this week." She gestures to the long banquet tables lining the enormous room, covered with food and drink.
"And the Elders and I would like to offer an official welcome to our new Gifteds," Nyna says, smiling at me and the two others that are new here "Tori, Grace, and Haven, we are pleased to have you here tonight, and glad that you've made it to the Clann safely. We look forward to getting to know you, and - " she spreads out her arms. "Welcome to the Clann family!"

Everyone in the crowd burst into wild cheers and they all applaud.

Why are they clapping? This was just a stupid, boring, snore-fest of a meeting.

I don't think I'll like it here. It seems too cheery for my taste.

I would actually join the Dai-Li if they weren't always kidnapping people.

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I walk around the room filled with people, trying to act as nice and un-suspicious as I can. What some don't know, is that I stole a couple things from of few of the people I came in contact with. I hide the things I stole in my pocket. I was about to escape to my room when the girl with black hair that spoke up during the meeting confronts me.

"Hi! I'm Haven." She says smiling
"Haven? Your name is Haven?" I ask
"Uh, yes." She says
"Oh, really? And what's your last name? Refuge?"
"Um, no. My last name is Stavros. Not "Refuge". She tells me in a slightly rude voice
"Oh, yeah, like that's any better. You know what, girly, why don't you just prance off and leave me alone. I prefer my company over everyone else's here, especially yours. Maybe you can make a new friend here that's not me. Bye bye."
"Now hold on. You can't just walk away after acting that way, Tori. You know, I doubt anyone here will want to be friends with you if that's how you and your first impressions are always like. " The girl retorts
"Oh, be quiet." I say

I then walk off, leaving that Stavros girl glaring at me. I only take seven steps away from her before she speaks up once again.

"Where are you going?" She asks "The meeting isn't over yet and I'm sure Talia won't be happy if you skip it."
"That's none of your business." I continue to walk off back to my room, and I swear I could hear more thunder.

When I arrive there, I close my door, and take out the stuff I stole and lay them upon my bed.

"Let's see what we got here. 10 gold coins, a pen with a solid silver outside..."

No wonder it's a bit heavy

"... some gum - how valuable -, a bronze pendant, and a small dagger and sheath. Now, this'll be worth something for the black market." I say to myself while looking over the dagger. "Or maybe I'll just keep it for myself."

Now, to figure out a way to escape this awful place without being spotted...

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Ren and I are riding on horse-back with our other Dai-Li agents and... Ansell, looking for any Gifted. After a while of trotting and silence, I finally speak up.

"Are you sure you know where you're going, Ren?" I ask, quietly
"Of course, Gal.."

I glare at her.

"I mean, of course, Darklighter. Why wouldn't I know my way around these woods?"
"Remember our first mission together? We both got lost an nearly died because you stepped in poison ivy and nearly drowned in a lake that you fell in, while I got stung and bitten by I don't know how many bugs. Not to mention I accidentally ate one poisonous berry that had me throwing up like crazy."
"Ugh. Please don't remind me of that, Galadriel. That was the worst day of my life." Ren says
"Besides the day the Ansell joined the Dai-Li?" I ask with a smirk
"I think we can both agree that, that was the second worst day ever. No, actually it ties for first place."
"I concur."

Suddenly, we hear something moving in the bushes in front of us. Ren nods to me and we both hop off our horses and get down low on the ground. We, quietly, pull out out our swords, and then quickly pull back the bushes to reveal two girls, one blond, one brunette. They both scream, the blonde turning into her friend, and the brunette teleporting a couple feet behind her friend.

"They're Gifted!!!" Ren yells out
"After them!!!" I cry

The two girls start to run while Ren and I, along with our crew, starts to chase them. We jump over streams, tree roots, and other debris. We start to get close to the blonde, when I trip on something and fall flat on my face."

"Ugh!" I see Ansell snickering behind me "Shut up, kid! Don't get yourself in more trouble with us than you already are."
"What? Trouble? Me? Surely, you're not talking about me, for I never get in trouble." He says running off towards the rest of the Dai-Li that are chasing the Gifted.

It takes everything in me not to kill him right this very instant. I turn my attention back to the two Gifteds that are getting away. I start to run towards them. I'm a bit far behind, but I quickly catch up to them. I notice Ren is holding her side while running.

"What happened to you, Walker?" I ask
"Low hanging tree branch."
"Well, I bet that felt good." I say dryly

We start to catch up to the Gifteds, finally cornering them against the side of tall hill.

"We got you now, Gifted." Ren says maliciously
"There's no way out." I add

Ren signals for the other agents to get the chains out so we can capture the two girls. Suddenly, the Brunette tries to run off. I start to chase after the girl. It doesn't take long for me to catch up to and grab her. I bring her back to the others, smirking.

"Well, well, well, Agent Darklighter. I am impressed, but not surprised." Ren says, the blonde girl already chained up, looking scared.

I push the girl towards one the agents so he can chain the girl up. I notice that Ansell has a slightly disappointed look on his face.

"What is it, Vaile?" I ask
"Huh? Oh, uh nothing. Nothing at all. I was just thinking about how I'm such an angel all the time." He says, batting his eyes.
I roll my eyes at him and start to walk towards Ren "Be quiet, Vaile."
"Whatever you say, Galy."

I stop short.

Did he just call me Galy?!

I quickly turn around and pull out my sword. Ren comes over to me and puts a hand on my shoulder. Her face said "don't do it". I sigh and put my sword away. I turn my attention back to Ansell.

"If you call me Galy again I swear you'll be sorry"
"Is that so? I didn't even know you knew what being "sorry" was." Ansell says in his "innocent" voice.
"That is enough, Agent Vaile." Ren commands
"Of course, Agent Walker."

Ren turns her attention back to the rest of the team "We have finally caught two Gifteds. The king should be proud. Now, let's head back to the castle. I'm sure the king is waiting to hear how our little adventure went. Now, MOVE OUT!"



Author's Note: I hope you all enjoyed my chapter. If any character is OOC, just tell me and I'll change it. By the way, the blonde girl the Dai-Li captured is Sierra, and the brunette is just a random kid. Oh, and are we going to have a special name for money in this RP? I thought we should since this is an AU. :) But, it's your decision, Liri. :)

Blaze_of_Glory 10-12-2014 09:40 PM

Awesome posts, Night and Alexa! This is getting exciting. :)
Okay, I'm fine with Alagaesia and Mallorea. :)
Hey, Alexa? I'm not trying to be mean, but maybe... You should be a little more careful with killing off characters in the future, even nameless ones. Hope you're not offended by this, but I really hope Believe doesn't suffer the same fate as DTB... I'm not totally sure what counts as too much violence, but killing innocents probably isn't something we should make a habit of doing.

Lemonyfairy44 10-12-2014 10:14 PM

Really love the post guys :) they are awesome :)

Alexa Diamondflower 10-12-2014 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Blaze_of_Glory (Post 291843)

Hey, Alexa? I'm not trying to be mean, but maybe... You should be a little more careful with killing off characters in the future, even nameless ones. Hope you're not offended by this, but I really hope Believe doesn't suffer the same fate as DTB... I'm not totally sure what counts as too much violence, but killing innocents probably isn't something we should make a habit of doing.

No, you're right, Glory. I probably should've just kidnapped both of them. I'll edit my post if you want me too. And don't worry, you're not being mean. :)

Night Wish 10-12-2014 11:35 PM

Awesome post, Alexa! :Clapping: And thank you, I'm glad you're okay with how I controlled Tori and Ezra. :)
Thanks Glory and Lemony! Sorry guys, we're going to get to your characters as soon as possible. :) You too, PHF!
Oh, and Alexa, I'm very sorry to ask you to do this... But could you please change the part with Tori and Haven? :Embarrassed: I really liked your post, but... Like I said, I apologize for making you do this, but I really don't feel like that's how Haven would react to Tori saying all that. Probably the old Haven from DTB would, because she's a lot more meek and scared. But Haven 2.0 is a lot more confident, more in control of her powers (well, relatively :Laughing:), and more of a fighter in general. She's also a bit temperamental, so I think she would have given exactly the amount of rudeness she got, and probably wouldn't have just stood there looking wide-eyed.
I totally don't blame you for this, by the way, since like I said Old Haven was kind of a passive person. :Laughing: But New Haven's pretty good at standing up for herself, so yeah... :)
Anyway, I'm sorry again, and I hope it's not too much of a bother! :) And I hope I didn't come off sounding rude.



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Alexa Diamondflower 10-13-2014 12:33 AM

Don't worry, Night. You didn't sound rude. I'm used to changing my chapters. :) and I just edited Tori's interaction with Haven. Is that better, because I can change it again. :)

Night Wish 10-13-2014 02:39 PM

That part looks good, thanks Alexa. :) Oh yeah, sorry I didn't mention this before, but I just noticed... Haven's last name is supposed to be Stavros, not Stravos. Do you mind changing that? Sorry. :Embarrassed:


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Liri Dazzlebeam 10-13-2014 05:18 PM

Sure Alexa, Tori's village can be Aloria.
Alexa, can you please change your post? I don't want the Dai Li to kill people at all. I don't want that to be their reputation either, so when Tori thinks about joining the Dai Li can you take out the part about them always killing people ("I would actually join the Dai-Li if they weren't always killing people")? I want the Dai Li to be elite martial artists who are highly skilled at incapacitating their targets without killing them. This also goes for later on in your post. I don't want Ren or Galy to kill the other girl. Could you please change your post so that they just capture them? I really don't want us to run the risk of getting in trouble, and I don't want the Dai Li to be killers. They are capable of it, but they don't.

For money, I was thinking it could be called Dromedas (Drohm-may-dahs), or Droms for short.

Also guys, I kinda wanted to mention something about the plural form of the Gifted kids. I noticed you all calling them "Gifteds," but I think that sounds kinda funny. I had always called the plural and the singular form of the kids "Gifted," and that is what I prefer we call them. I'm sorta being picky, but "Gifteds" just sounds weird to me. Sorta like a sheep is still "sheep" when plural, it isn't "sheeps." That make sense to everyone? Sorry to be picky!

I will try to post soon!

Alexa Diamondflower 10-13-2014 06:29 PM

Okay, Night and Liri, I change my chapter again. Is that better because I can still change it. And don't worry, you aren't being rude. :)

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-13-2014 06:40 PM

Thanks Alexa :) that's much better

Lemonyfairy44 10-13-2014 08:09 PM

I have a lot of catching up to do guys

Night Wish 10-14-2014 05:59 AM

Welcome back, Liri! Hope you had an awesome weekend. :Happy: How were Hope and Tad? Anyway, sorry about "Gifteds", I had no idea you didn't like that. I'll try and watch out for it in the future.
Lemony, do you need a recap? :)
I'll post for Sierra tomorrow, hopefully.


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Alexa Diamondflower 10-14-2014 06:15 AM

I fixed it, Night. :)

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-15-2014 12:03 AM

Thanks Night :) It was good to be back at camp even if only for a weekend. Hope and Tad were great. They were a lot of work, and I was exhausted, but they are adorable so it was worth it haha.


Talia

During the Clann meeting, Nyna and the Elders spoke a bit about how Clann began and what our goal was to obtain freedom from the oppression of the King. They told about the reluctant Gifted army that the Dai Li were rounding up for the King, and then everyone began to mingle and talk for a while.

I noticed Grace and Haven talking to multiple Clann members, but Tori vanished into the crowd. Hmm. That girl is a trouble maker. I better keep an eye on her.
I worked my way through the crowd, trying to find the girl, but I couldn't find her. Then I heard a rumble coming from the other side of the room. Haven. I instantly thought, and I ran through the crowd towards the sound. Sure enough, there was Haven standing there looking quite frustrated.

"Hey Haven. What's wrong? You look angry." I say.
"It's that Tori girl. She's so rude! And she left the meeting by the way." Haven practically spits out.
"I see." I reply. Just as I suspected. That girl is a trouble maker. I think with a sigh. Maybe Nyna will be able to talk some sense into her.

:Nyna?: I 'call' out in my mind. I am in no way Gifted, and I'm not telepathic, but I know that Nyna can and will hear my thoughts since we are such good friends. She has taught me how I can reach her mentally so that she will hear my thoughts.
:Yes Talia?: Comes her response.
:I'm having some problems with Tori. She is being rude to everyone and she is skipping the meeting now. I'm worried she might try to sneak out of Clann. I don't know what to do with her anymore.:
:I see. Hmm. Let me see if I can talk to her.:
:Thanks Nyna.:


"Hellooo?" Haven says to me as I refocus on what is happening around me.
"Oh. Sorry Haven. I was just talking to Nyna."
Haven looks at me with a confused expression, "Um... you didn't say anything, and Nyna is on the other side of the room..."
I laughed, "Oh, I was talking to her in my mind."
"But I thought you weren't Gifted?"
"I'm not. Not at all. But there are ways for a non-Gifted person to mentally 'call' out to someone who is Gifted telepathically. Eventually, you will learn how to get the attention of a telepath as well, and the telepathically Gifted kids will learn how to listen for that 'call' to them." I explain.
"Oooh." Haven says.



Ren

Galy and I were riding on horse-back with our team and, unfortunately, Ansell, looking for any Gifted. Ansell had of course been late this morning, but we were still stuck with him. Perhaps he could 'accidentally' get lost... hmm...
After a while of trotting and silence, Galy finally speak up.

"Are you sure you know where you're going, Ren?" She asks, quietly.
"Of course, Gal.." I begin, but then catch her glare. Oh right. The team could overhear.
"Of course, Darklighter. Why wouldn't I know my way around these woods?" I continue smoothly.
"Remember our first mission together? We both got lost and nearly died because you stepped in poison ivy and nearly drowned in that lake you fell in and I got stung and bitten by I don't know how many bugs and accidentally ate one poisonous berry that had me throwing up like crazy."
"Ugh. Please don't remind me of that, Galadriel. That was years ago, and it was the worst day of my life." I reply.
"Besides the day the Ansell joined the Dai-Li?" She asks with a smirk.
"I think we can both agree that, that was the second worst day ever. No, actually it ties for first place."
"I concur."

Suddenly, we hear something moving in the bushes in front of us. I nod to Galy and we both hop off our horses and get down low on the ground. We silently pull out out our swords, and then quickly pull back the bushes to reveal two girls, one blond and one brunette. They both scream, the blonde turning into her friend, and the brunette teleporting a couple feet behind the blonde.

"They're Gifted!!!" I yell.
"After them!!!" Galy cries out.

The two girls start to run, while Galy and I along with our crew start to chase them. We jump over streams, tree roots, and other debris. We start to get close to the blonde, but then Galy trips on something and falls flat on her face. I keep running. I feel something hit my side hard, and I gasp slightly in pain, but I keep going. Years of training keep me on my feet and I ignore the pain. I am an elite agent, it will take a lot more than a branch hitting my side to stop me.

"What happened to you, Walker?" Galy asks, catching up to me.
"Low hanging tree branch." I reply shortly.
"Well, I bet that felt good." Galy says dryly.

We start to catch up to the Gifted, finally cornering them against the side of the base of a cliff.

"We got you now, Gifted." I say, with narrowed eyes.
"There's no way out." Galy adds.

I signal for the other agents to get the chains out so we can capture the two girls. Suddenly, the brunette tries to run off. Galy leaps after her and catches her, bringing her back to us with a smirk.
"Well, well, well, Agent Darklighter. I am impressed, but not surprised." I say, the blonde girl already chained up, looking scared. Soon we have the brunette chained as well.

Suddenly, I hear Ansell mock Galy, and then the ring of her sword sliding out of her sheath. I quickly walk over to her and put a restraining hand on her shoulder. I shot her a warning look, and she sighed and put her sword away. She turns her attention back to Ansell.

"If you call me Galy again I swear you'll be sorry." She threatened.
"Oh, I don't think you can be sorry. You just say sorry." Ansell says in his "innocent" voice.
"That is enough, Agent Vaile." I command.
"Of course, Agent Walker."

I turn my attention back to the rest of the team, "We have, finally, caught two Gifted. The king will be proud. Now, let's head back to the castle. I'm sure the king is waiting to hear how our little adventure went. Now, MOVE OUT!"

(I changed a few things about how Ren responded in this post because it fit her personality better. Hope it doesn't offend you that I changed things Alexa! Ren is just really professional and something small like a tree branch hitting her side wouldn't really faze her at all so she wouldn't react how you had her. Hope you don't mind I changed some things!)

Blaze_of_Glory 10-15-2014 12:37 AM

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Great post Liri. :) Glad you had a good weekend.
I think I'll make a Clann character.

Name: Hanna Jarvis
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Gifted, Clann or Dai Li: Clann agent in training
Personality: Bright, cheerful, eager to please. She's very passionate about the things she believes in, and can be a bit stubborn and hot tempered.
Appearance: Hanna has shoulder-length blonde hair, bright green eyes, and is small for her age. In battle she is quick and has good reflexes, but isn't very strong. (Will attach image later).
Other: Hanna's great-uncle is one of the Elders, so she's been around the Clann since she was a kid. (Is that okay?) She's currently in training to be an agent, and is about to go on her first mission. She usually uses throwing daggers in battle, and short swords for close range combat.

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(I'll post for Stacia soon. :) Can Hanna go on the mission to rescue Stacia and/or the one for Hope and Joy?)

Lemonyfairy44 10-15-2014 01:03 AM

Yes you should rescue them :) so I join in the fun :Happy:

Blaze_of_Glory 10-15-2014 02:36 AM

Haha, we are definitely going to rescue them Lemony. :) I'm not wondering whether or not we will do it! I'm asking if Hanna can be on that mission.

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-15-2014 03:20 AM

Thanks Glory! :) Hanna's form looks great, and I can't wait to see your first post with her :) Of course her great-uncle can be an Elder, and she can totally have grown up in Clann. Thats what Talia did! She grew up with Nyna. And she can totally go on a mission to get Stacia, Hope and Joy, and/or Ali!

Don't worry Lemony! We will rescue them no matter who does it :) Sorry it is taking so long to get to them!

Night Wish 10-15-2014 05:59 AM

Thanks Alexa. :) I'm really sorry about that.
Glad to hear it was a great weekend for you Liri! Your camp sounds awesome. :)

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My fingers struggle for purchase on the steep rock cliff. The toes of my leather boots dig deeply into small grooves on the mountainside. I raise my head, tilting my face towards the midday sun, luxuriating in the feel of that warmth on my skin.
My muscles are strained, weary, but the ache is so familiar it hardly bothers me anymore. With one last mighty heave, I pull myself over the edge of the mountain ledge.
I lie back for a moment, resting my sore muscles and feeling the triumph of another successful climb. Sitting up, I detach the safety rope wrapped around my waist.
A sudden feeling, of piercing wariness and soft curiosity, creeps over me. I freeze, knowing the emotions are not my own. Slowly, I turn around.
Several yards away, a magnificent snow cat prowled on the snow covered ground, staring at me with wary blue eyes. I hold my breath.
Slowly, I stretch out my hand, while trying to exude a feeling of safety, and comfort. "I won't hurt you."
I can actually feel the soothing warmth I'm casting out. The snow leopard visibly relaxes, creeping over to rub its body against my side.
I smile as I stroke its spotted fur. These leopards are called Ghost Cats of the mountains for a reason... But so far they've all come to me willingly.
Here, on the rugged, snowcapped mountain, with the fresh cold breeze stirring my hair... This is where I'm truly home.
My parents named me Sierra - a name befitting a girl of the mountains.
I sigh contentedly.
::Sierra!::
Too soon, I hear my best friend's voice echo in my mind. Sighing, I let go of the leopard and strap on my climbing rope again.
::Coming, Willow!::
No one knows about Willow's and my unusual way of communicating. Nobody says it out loud, but we've all heard the stories. Talks of unusual abilities, and how they attracted the attention of the Dai Li. Nobody knows what happens to them, but one thing is clear - they've never been seen again.
In my fifteen years, I've learned one thing about surviving in this world - trust no one.
Of course I love my parents and Willow, but there are things even they don't know about me.

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(I'm abridging a bit over Alexa and Liri's posts - this is when they arrive back at Whatever Dai Li HQ. :)

The trip back through the forest is agony. My chains dig into the skin of my arms and legs, chafing painfully. I grimace and grit my teeth. Willow whimpers, her brown eyes dark with terror.
I want to tell her it's going to be okay, but even if I could make myself be heard over the pounding hoofbeats, I'm not sure I could have uttered the lie.
After what seems like forever, we stop. Willow and I are yanked off the horses, dragged into an enormous building, through several hallways, and unceremoniously dumped onto the floor.
A man walks in from another doorway. His eyes light up when he sees me and Willow.
"Ah, so you have brought back two of them?"
"Yes, sir," one female agent bows.
"No thanks to Ansell," another mutters, under her breath, so quietly the man couldn't possibly have heard from where he stood.
"Hey," a male agent - Ansell? - exclaims. "If you ask me, Galy was the one who messed up back there. What do you call that new maneuver of yours, Gal? 'Embarrassing Faceplant 101'?"
One of the female agents glares at him, and opens her mouth to say something.
"And Ren," Ansell continues cheerfully. "Looks like you don't need the Clann to come and try to stab you anymore - you've got plenty of trees to do it now!"
Ren scowls. "I didn't exactly see you contributing a whole lot, Agent Vaile."
"Hmm." The older man looks displeased. "Still, you did bring back two Gifted, which is a testament to your skill, Agent Walker and Agent Darklighter."
The two agents looked pleased.
I knew one thing for sure - I was not going to stick around and find out how this guy wants to celebrate their "success".
I remember how my body had morphed into Willow's back in the forest. I hadn't intended to do that - I didn't even know I could. But now...
Concentrating, I think of the snow leopard from this morning. I gasp as I feel my body twist and shift.
A moment later, the chains slip off my body, landing on the ground. I glance down at myself and see four paws, covered in spotted white fur.
A feral snarl rips from my throat. The agents all raise their weapons. I brace myself to leap at them.
"One move, and your friend pays for it." A cold voice sounds out. I pause, whipping around to see an agent hold a sword to Willow's back.
I freeze.
The male agent, Ansell, rolls his eyes at her. "Tsk, tsk. Always such a brute. Seriously, ever heard of the word finesse?"
He walks slowly towards me. "Are you sure you want to do this?"
I bare my teeth and snarl.
"Think about it. How far will you hope to get, with all these agents here? I mean, sure, Ren and Galy will probably trip over your tail or something, but even if you make it past us, there are dozens more just outside this room. And we have your trail now - we'll hunt you down forever, destroy everything you care about if we have to. Starting with your friend here."
I pause. Not at his words, but at the emotions radiating from him. Concern, desperation... A nagging guilt, a lingering sorrow.
People lie, all the time... But their hearts do not.
Slowly, I sink to the ground in defeat. In my heart, I knew it was always impossible. I give up, letting Sierra appear more. Two agents immediately grab me and begin dragging Willow and me out of the room.
Ansell turns to his colleagues with a smirk. "See? That is how you do it the un-brutish way."
"Agent Vaile," the older man begins looking displeased. "May I have a word with you about respecting your superior agents?"
"Will it actually just be one word?"
The man's glare spoke volumes.
As the two female agents file out with us, I hear snatches of their conversation.
"Looks like we got a fighter this time."
"It should be fun trying to break that spirit. The fighters are always the most interesting."
Rage fills me, making me want to lash out. Then and there I make myself a promise - they will pay

(You guys okay with what I did? Of course, Sierra never could have fought her way past the agents, they are way too used to the Gifted. I just wanted to have her try. :) She will get less strong willed later on, the experience in the King's army will take its toll.
Hey, maybe the King and Queen should have names? I'll try to think of some. :))






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Liri Dazzlebeam 10-15-2014 06:03 AM

Sure! Great post Night :)

Hmm... yeah they do need names. I'll consult my books, movies, and shows ;)

Alexa Diamondflower 10-15-2014 05:29 PM

Sweet post, Night. :)

Blaze_of_Glory 10-16-2014 12:13 AM

Thanks Liri! :)
Great post, Night Wish! :)
How about we go and rescue Stacia, and then Hope and Joy on the same trip? Kind of like Haven and Grace, so Lemony won't have to wait longer.
Wow, that would be one lucky day for the Clann! :D

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"Ms. Jarvis?"
I glanced up at the Clann woman who'd just stepped out of my uncle's study. "Yes?" I asked, hopefully. It was all I could do to keep my excitement in check. Being one of the four Elders, Uncle Solon doesn't summon me very often to his office like this. He had to have something very, very important to say.
I knew it. Today's going to be the day! The day I get to go on my first mission!
I wanted to bounce up and down in my seat in excitement. But I held back, wanting to show my great-uncle the image of a mature, competent Clann agent-to-be. Not a little girl's enthusiasm.
"You may come in," the Clann woman continued, smiling at me. "Your uncle is ready to see you."
I leaped out of my chair, then immediately regretted it. "Thank you," I said in a voice that was hopefully calm and professional.
"Uncle Solon?" I asked, knocking respectfully on the open office door.
He looked up and smiled gently at me. "Hanna, my dear. What did you think of the meeting last night?"
I almost groaned out loud, not wanting to bother with small talk. Still, I smiled back at him. "It was great! The story of the Clann never gets old." I said, the sincerity ringing clear in my voice. Sometimes I couldn't believe I was fortunate enough to be a part of this amazing organization, have been around it for so long. More than anything, I believed in the values of the Clann, and I wanted nothing more than to become an agent and be able to help the Gifted.
"I'm glad you think so, my dear." Solon laughed. "Now, I know you're eager to know why I summoned you here today. I have talked to your supervisors regarding your training, and they have all agreed that you are ready for this. Hanna, if you believe the time is right, we will be sending you on your first mission. Will you accept?"
"Are you kidding?!" I gasped. I'd mentally prepared myself for this moment for years - and yet I found myself breathless with excitement. I struggled to keep it out of my voice. "I mean - yes, sir. I believe that I am ready for this."
"Excellent." Uncle Solon said, looking pleased. "Report to Talia and Cadence for the assignment." He paused. "I'm very proud of you, Hanna... Agent Jarvis."
I grimaced a little at that name. Thrilled as I was to become an agent at last, I didn't feel like the name suited me. Too... formal.
Maybe I could choose an agent name that wasn't my last name. I've heard of some who did that.
"I won't let you down, Uncle," I promised solemnly. "I won't let the Clann down either."
"I know you won't. Good luck, Hanna."

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-16-2014 08:26 PM

Alright guys. We have a lot to do 'today' and 'tomorrow'! I'm sorry to split things up like this, but it is a little unrealistic for Clann to rescue everyone all in one day.

'Today': Dai Li capture Sierra and Willow. Clann rescues Stacia, Hope, and Joy.
'Tomorrow': Clann rescues Ali and Finn.


Talia

The rest of the meeting went off without a hitch last night, and this morning Nyna called for me to join her.
"Good morning Nyna." I said walking up to her.
"Good morning Talia. I have something to share with you and Cadence. She should be here shortly."
"Oh really? Alright." I said. Soon enough, Cadence joined us.
"Morning Cadence." I said.
"Hey there guys." She replied, "So what's up Nyna?"

"We got a letter this morning from Ansell."
"Really?! What does it say?" I asked. Cadence, Nyna, Ansell, and I were best friends, and we hadn't heard from Ansell in at least three months! I had begun to get worried.
"Here. Read it." Nyna said, handing me the letter. Cadence read over my shoulder.

"Hey guys, it's me. Yes I know it's been a while since I last sent word. But just so you know, I have NOT switched sides in that time (though I gotta say, the cookies they have here are quite tempting ;) ), so you can tell your young agents that they don't need to try and jump me.
I've been stationed to this middle of nowhere, dead end village this whole time, and might I just say, spending that three months watching paint dry might be a more interesting activity. And more productive.
Anyway, I've received news from Dai Li HQ - the King believes that his Gifted army has almost been declared "ready", and he has begun to personally see to their training himself. It won't be long now until he starts using them for their intended purpose - and his first goal will be to find and destroy the Clann.
Watch out. I don't know exactly when he will start sending out his army, but please... Be careful. All of you.

Ansell

P.S. And if you get a chance, please tell Haven that I'm sorry."

"Well, he's still joking around like usual, so he must be fine!" Cadence laughed.
"Yes, but that last bit of info worries me. Are we ready for them Nyna?" I ask.
"Well, we could use some more time, but we have quite a few strong Gifted that are willing to fight. And it makes sense why Haven is so controlled. She must have been being trained by Ansell while he was stationed at that village. I believe Haven will choose to fight with us, so that will help some. And who knows who else we will pick up before the King is ready." She replies.

"Talia!" Ezra cries out running over. "Oh, sorry did I interrupt you guys?"
"Don't worry about it Ezra. It's just a letter from Ansell." I reply.
"Really? Is he ok?"
"Yes. He's fine. I'll tell you the details later." I assure him. Ezra was the only other person that was as close with Ansell as the three of us girls were, so I knew Ansell would want him to know what the letter said as well.
"Oh good." He says, "Well, we just got word of another Gifted."
"Thanks Ezra. We are taking Hanna with us on this one. She is supposed to report to us. Lets go get her. Cadence, be ready!" I say, and I take off running down the hall with Ezra in tow. Cadence runs the opposite way to get a room ready. "Later Nyna!" I call over my shoulder.

We reach the council room, and find young Hanna Jarvis waiting for us. She jumps to her feet as we come inside, and I chuckle at her enthusiasm.
"Alright Agent. Lets go rescue that Gifted!" I say, motioning her to follow us. We head to the stables and find my team waiting there, with all the horses ready.
"You guys are fantastic!" I say, mounting up. Ezra mounts up as well, and I motion for Hanna to do the same on the last empty horse. "Alright! Lets move people! We got a kid to rescue!"

(In case you weren't sure, Clann is getting Stacia right now. They can pick up Hope and Joy on the way back after they have Stacia.)

Lemonyfairy44 10-16-2014 11:41 PM

How do you take the photos of the characters? Is there a button I should press on my computer?

Blaze_of_Glory 10-16-2014 11:43 PM

I'll post again by tomorrow. :) Lemony, if you want, you can start Hope and Joy's rescue scene. I don't think Liri and Alexa will mind if you write that. Just make sure Stacia is there. ;) And we can't "take photos" of characters. We make the pictures on dress up games.

Lemonyfairy44 10-17-2014 12:23 AM

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Sorry that the pics aren't very good quality

Night Wish 10-17-2014 07:00 PM

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Awesome posts, Glory and Liri! :Clapping:
Lemony, in order to have a good-quality picture of your fairy, you need to save the image from the dress-up game directly to your computer. Some games have that function (just click "download"). The ones you used don't, so you'll have to take a screenshot.

1) Press the keys "Alt" and "Prt Sc SysRq" on your keyboard at the same time
2) Open a Paint document
3) Press "Ctrl" and "V" on your keyboard, and you should get something like this:

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4) Select the area of the picture you want to keep

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5) Once you have it selected, click the "Crop" button, and you should end up with something like this:

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6) Save it to your computer

And that's how you get a high quality picture of your character, made in a dress-up game. :) Hope that helped!

I'll post soon. :)


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PixieHollowForever 10-18-2014 12:21 AM

Aloisa:

It's been a year since Andres disappeared, and the strange men are still after me. They appeared right after Andres left. I rush inside my house and finally decide. I'm going to tell Mom. "Mom, there are strange men following me!" I say. She says, "Aloisa, I have something important to tell you. Your brother did not just run away for the fun of it. He went to the Clann, to protect you when the time comes. You are a Gifted. You have special powers. When you were younger you used to float when you got upset. Andres overheard me talking to your dad. He ran away that very night to find a way to protect you from the King. When he found the Clann, he joined them and sent a letter to us. I believe that you will see your brother very soon."
"Why didn't you tell me that you know where Andres was? I've been worried sick about him and you know that!"
I ran out of the house and started flying towards the forest. Before I knew it, the king's men and the people who I assumed were Clann members gathered below me. I lost control and fell on to someone's horse. Just before I black out I see Andres trying to catch me.

Blaze_of_Glory 10-18-2014 12:24 AM

Lemony, Hope and Joy look great! :) Nice guide, Night Wish.
Great post, Phoebe, glad you're still around! :) However, I was looking at everyone's forms earlier (hey, I forget things sometimes! Gotta check back :p) and I noticed that Andres is 11... maybe you should consider making him a little older? I'm not sure the Clann is going to take 11 year olds on missions.

PixieHollowForever 10-18-2014 12:44 AM

Maybe the Clann made an exception when they learned he had knowledge of a Gifted's location, name, age, and minor power and that he is good at swordplay.

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-18-2014 06:26 PM

PHF, Glory is right. Talia would never take an eleven year old with her on a dangerous mission like that unless the world depended on it. She is too protective to allow that. Andres definitely could have told them his sister's location, name, age, and minor power, but Talia wouldn't take him with her unless he was older. Maybe Andres could be Ali's older brother instead of younger? Or Andres could have told them the info and waited with Cadence for them to bring his sister in to Clann.

Lemonyfairy44 10-19-2014 02:26 AM

Yes sorry PHF, I agree with you Liri taking an eleven year old a mission is dangerous she is to young to go on rescue missions.

PixieHollowForever 10-19-2014 04:38 AM

What would the minimum age be to join the Clann?

Blaze_of_Glory 10-19-2014 05:37 AM

This is just my personal opinion, of course, but I think to be able to go on missions a character should at least be 16. Sorry, but I can't imagine 15 and below fighting adult Dai Li agents. :) Even 16 seems pushing it a little.
And also, every one of the Clann agents so far (Talia, Ansell, Cadence, Ezra, and Katherine) have been adults - at least 18. Just something to keep in mind. :) Hanna is only 17, but she's still in training.

Alexa Diamondflower 10-19-2014 05:56 AM

I agree with you, Glory. :)

Lemonyfairy44 10-20-2014 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Blaze_of_Glory (Post 292486)
This is just my personal opinion, of course, but I think to be able to go on missions a character should at least be 16. Sorry, but I can't imagine 15 and below fighting adult Dai Li agents. :) Even 16 seems pushing it a little.
And also, every one of the Clann agents so far (Talia, Ansell, Cadence, Ezra, and Katherine) have been adults - at least 18. Just something to keep in mind. :) Hanna is only 17, but she's still in training.

I agree the Clann and the Dai Ali agents should at least be eighteen as the youngest

Also has anyone else noticed that not many people are on forums on Sunday?

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-21-2014 08:54 PM

I would say, 18 to officially be a Clann agent, 16 to begin training, 17 to be out in the field for the first time. Of course there may be some exceptions, like a 16-year-old that is almost 17 going out into the field for the first time if Clann decides they are ready a little early, but definitely not an 11 year old.

I will try to post soon!

Night Wish 10-22-2014 02:18 AM

I agree, that sounds reasonable. :)
Okay, going to try and get the action started again! :Laughing:

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The next day, I hop out of bed, bright and early. While brushing my teeth in the small bathroom, I glance up at myself in the mirror. My blue-gray eyes are brimming with anticipation.
First day of training.
There's a part of me that still feels nervous. I really do not want to make a fool out of myself in front of all the Gifted kids, and the Clann. Part of me feels paranoid that my powers will suddenly get out of whack, and I'll suddenly make it rain in the kitchens and flood all of our lunch or something. Hey, considering my track record, it could happen...
However, the bigger part of me is excited, thrilled. I'm finally going to learn to control these bludgeoning powers... And it finally seems as if they have a purpose. In the darkest, most secret corners of my heart, I confess that Nyna's words about fighting back against the King have thrilled me.
I remember being young, watching the King's men exercise their control in horrible, brutal ways. They kept us in line with fear and intimidation, and everyone was afraid to stand up. Including me.
Not anymore. They've taken everything from me; my home, my family, my friends. I have nothing more to lose by fighting.
And everything to gain.
Here at the Clann, I could have all of that again. A new family, a new home. New friends. A fresh new start.
Another me.
I put my hand up to the mirror, watching the mist swirl across the surface of the glass at my command. Bring it on. I'm not afraid.

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"Haven!" Cadence catches up with me in the hall later that morning, after breakfast.
"Hi Cadence!" I smile. "Did Talia and the others go on another mission?"
"Yes, they just left. Anyway, this just came in from falcon mail this morning, and I got permission from Nyna to show it to you." She hands me a small slip of paper.
Seeing the all-too familiar handwriting makes my mouth drop open. I quickly snatch it up, scanning through. A half-laugh, half-gasping sound comes out of me when I read through his jokes. I'd missed them more than I thought.
Then I get to the end.

P.S. Please tell Haven that I'm sorry.

That's when I explode. "Sorry?! Sorry for what? Lying to me the entire time we knew each other - " I glance over at Cadence as a thought strikes me. "Wait. You know Ansell? ... And he sent this to you?"
Cadence nods. "He's a good friend of ours." She stares back at me. "Haven? How did you know Ansell?"
"He helped me escape, that first day, after the attack on my family." The words spill out of me. "He showed me how to use my powers... He was my friend. Until the day I saw him with the Dai Li." I glance quickly over. Does she know that?
But Cadence is nodding. "Ansell is one of us, a Clann agent. A double agent, you could say. He's currently spying for us with the Dai Li."
I groan. "Great. It seems like I'm finding out a lot lately about my good friend. What's next? Was he a llama in an earlier life?"
Cadence laughs. "Now that would be interesting."
I can't help but laugh out loud as well, trying to imagine it.
"Haven," Cadence says gently, sobering down. "I'm sure Ansell didn't mean to deceive you. What he's doing right now is very dangerous work, and he probably didn't want to endanger you by letting you in on it. You're enough of a target as it is, being Gifted."
I nod, but resentment still simmers within me. "I guess." Still would've been nice if he'd told me about the Clann thing, at least. I didn't even know the Clann existed, 'till now!
"Now. You better get going to training." Cadence smiles at me one last time, then walks away.
As I walk down the hall to the training center, I remember Tori, the girl from last night. I hope she's not there... Or at least, that she's in a better mood today. I don't think I can stop myself from blasting a lightning bolt at her if she calls me "Refuge" again. Hmm, or what about her own personal raincloud, inside her room? Now that would teach her an interesting lesson...


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"Okay, team. We have news of a Gifted in the village of Dalvinia, so let's move it," Ren declares as we mount our horses the next day.
I'm itching to give some sort of sarcastic retort, but unfortunately, after the incident with the blonde shapeshifter girl yesterday, I now find myself in the Dai Li's doghouse. So to speak. I wouldn't have cared, if not for the fact that I can't raise any real suspicion towards myself.
"Sure, whatever you say, O Great and Wise one," I say with a smirk. What? Okay, I guess I can't resist...
We gallop at top speed to the far northern village, and it still takes us nearly an hour to get there. By the time we do, snow is falling thickly, and we're forced to slow down.
In front of me, I hear Ren and Galadriel chatting excitedly. "Imagine if we can manage to bring three Gifted in one day," Galy is saying gleefully.
"We may even receive some sort of promotion for that," Ren agrees.
I barely manage to keep from rolling my eyes. Oh, not if I can help it... Seriously, it's literally killing me to have to keep my mouth shut.
It isn't long before we come across the sound of screaming, and see several kids run away with looks of terror on their faces. Galadriel signals to us, and we creep silently in the direction of the screams, making sure to remain unseen. Fortunately, the kids are too busy fleeing from whatever it is they saw to notice much.
In the clearing next to the marketplace, at first we see nothing there. I squint slightly, looking... And there it was, a slight shimmering in the air. A sure sign that a Gifted is there, lurking, invisible.
A moment later, a girl with long brown hair materialized. She stares at her own reflection in the icicles hanging off of the trees, seeming stunned. Must be her first time using those powers.
Even as I think this, I slip silently away from the group. I have to find some way of distracting my team, and hope the Clann can make it here soon.
Come on, Talia, Ezra...
I find a large pine tree, just behind where Ren and Galy are sneaking up on the girl, and begin scaling it. The tree is so covered in snow that it's literally weighing down its branches. I'm careful to stay hidden beneath a large clump of pine needles. Finding a particularly thick branch coated with snow, directly above the agents, I begin sawing through it with my sword.
"Hello, Gifted child," I hear a cold voice calling out, and desperation wells up in me. Hurry!
The branch begins to creak and groan, until it finally severs from the tree entirely. It crashes down, causing more snow to dislodge from the tree as it goes. Ren and Galy spin around in surprise just as a huge mound of snow and pine needles lands directly on top of them.
I bite back a snort of laughter at the surprised cries from the Dai Li agents. Turning around, I jump down from the tree, still hidden beneath its boughs.
The Gifted girl screams in terror, spinning around and running as fast as she could. It isn't long before the Dai Li agents push themselves up from the snowdrift and give chase, but at least I've given her a head start.
I hear the sound of pounding hoofbeats, and a moment later a team of Clann agents gallops onto the scene, from the direction of the marketplace. Leading the team are Talia, Ezra, and a slightly younger girl with blonde hair.
Talia catches my eye, and gives a small, relieved smile. I grin back, the same relief flooding through me. Ezra offers me a slight wave, out of sight of the Dai Li.
I watch as Talia reaches down to help the Gifted girl onto her horse. I can't make out what she's saying from here, but it must have been something reassuring, because the girl visibly relaxes.
"Don't let them get away!" Ren yells from behind me. She and the rest of the agents have already mounted their horses and are in hot pursuit.
"What are you waiting for, Vaile?" Galadriel demands. She clearly thinks I'm standing there doing nothing just to aggravate them. A deep scowl crosses her face.
"Oh just thinking," I reply with a mischievous grin. "You know, snow covered and coated with pine needles is a good look on you guys. You should try it more often, Galy." I whistle for my horse, swinging onto his back in one quick move.
"I told you," Galadriel says in a deadly voice. "That if you ever call me that again, I'd make you regret it."
"Oh, that's just terrifying! I'm absolutely shaking with fear... Galy." I reply with an arrogant smirk as we gallop after the Clann.
So much for keeping my mouth shut. Oh well... I'd followed every order given to me without question on this mission, so it wasn't as if they could tattle on me again. Last I checked, calling people by their forbidden nicknames wasn't against the law.

(If there's something in my post that doesn't make sense, or if I controlled anyone's character wrong, please let me know. :)
Hopefully we can get things moving again! I'll post for Sierra soon.)



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Lemonyfairy44 10-22-2014 04:00 AM

That's a really good post I love the llama part Llama Ansell :D

Night Wish 10-22-2014 10:37 PM

Haha, thanks Lemony! :) Now that would be an interesting sight... :Laughing:


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Blaze_of_Glory 10-24-2014 12:28 AM

Nice post Night Wish. :)
Sorry if I made things too hard in my post as Stacia... I kind of made it that the Dai Li had already caught up with her. :Embarrassed: I think Night did an alright job explaining how she got away from them and got rescued by the Clann, so thank you. :)
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I spun around at the sound of the voice. Standing behind me are several Dai Li agents, all dressed in their characteristic dark clothes. Letting out a scream, I tried to run away. I felt the edge of my cloak catch on something, pinning me in place. Panicking, I pulled desperately at the edge of the fabric.
What did the Dai Li want with me? I've heard the stories, same as everyone else. When the Dai Li came for you when you were all alone, they made sure you disappeared. None of us knew what happened to those taken by the King's elite police force. But there were whispers, rumors, that those taken had strange, mysterious abilities. Of course, it was never clear what exactly those powers were.
I'd say what I did back there was pretty strange... To say the least of it.
I heard a surprised cry from the Dai Li agents, just as my cloak ripped free from where it was pinned down. I turned around just in time to see an enormous mound of snow, plus an enormous falling branch, land right on top of them. Despite myself, I gave a little smirk.
Guess they don't know to watch out for tree branches too weighed down with snow.
Spinning around, I took off running as fast as I could, not daring to look behind me. I heard the sound of pounding hoofbeats, growing closer, and my heart sank. More agents?
A group of riders burst through the trees, right in front of me. I skidded to a half, heart pounding. For one terrifying moment, I was sure I'd escaped the Dai Li back there just to rush into their clutches.
But these riders seemed different. For one thing, they weren't wearing black. And for another, they didn't have the insignia of the King on their clothing - instead their weapons were adorned with a strange symbol, one I've never seen before.
A young woman with long, light brown hair smiled down at me kindly. "Don't be afraid. I'm Talia, and we're from the Clann. It's okay, you can trust us. We're here to help you." She reached down a hand to help me up.
I hesitated, unsure if I should trust these people. I heard the sound of shouting, and spun around to see the Dai Li mounting their horses, heading this way. Their determined gazes were fixed on me.
I turned back to the woman. In a panic, I reach up and let her pull me onto her horse. The... Clann? Is that what she called these people?... turned their horses, and galloped away. I took a peek behind us, and saw the Dai Li right on our heels.
"We have to shake them!" A small, blonde-haired girl riding behind us called out. "They're going to catch up!" The girl ducked a flying dagger thrown by one of the Dai Li.
"What's your name, kid?" Talia asked me.
"I... It's Stacia," I said hesitantly.
"Stacia, do you know a faster way out of here?" she asked. "We need to get out of Dalvinia as quickly as possible."
I took a deep breath, reminding myself that this was my village. My woods. I knew the way around here, and I could get us out. "I think I can find a way to lose them."
I directed us on a winding, twisted path through the trees. The horses' hooves pounding the snow as we galloped, puffs of white powder flying up everywhere. We had to slow to a canter because of the flying snow.
Soon enough however, the sound of the Dai Li agents' horses faded off into the distance. Not knowing the snowy paths well enough, they hadn't been able to keep up.
"They're gone," a young man riding near the back of the group declared, and everyone seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
"Well done, Stacia," Talia said, smiling at me.
I shivered as I saw Dalvinia disappear off into the distance. I had rarely left my village. Where were we going now? And what did I really know about these mysterious rescuers?
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We had been riding for a long time, so long that I found myself growing weary in the saddle. We'd come a long way from Dalvinia, and the snow-covered landscape had long since disappeared into lush green vegetation.
I couldn't even tell where this was. I'd never been this far from home before.
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I felt waves of relief rush through me. We were almost there! Not too far away from Clann headquarters, and we'd successfully brought the Gifted girl back. I was glad we'd been successful, especially since it was my first time out in the field.
"Almost there!" I declared happily, smiling at the girl. "We're almost at Clann headquarters. You'll get to go there and meet everyone, and there are lots of Gifted children just like you, and you'll get to know more about your powers and get trained in them and - "
"Hanna," Talia laughed. "Slow down. Give Stacia a chance to adjust first."
"Oh, right! I'm sorry." I smiled.
"Gifted?" Stacia asked slowly, as if confused at the term.
"That's what we call children like you, who have special, extraordinary powers," Ezra explained from the other side of her.
"Well, we know you have the power of invisibility. So did another girl, who was also recently rescued! Who knows, you might get along. Though she's not very friendly, and frankly, I don't think she likes any of us very much," I chattered on.
"That's not true," Ezra protested. "She's not that bad."
"Yeah, sorry, that wasn't very nice." I ducked my head, then changed the subject. "So what other power do you - "
I was cut off by a piercing scream, off in the distance. A second scream soon followed the first. I immediately tensed up.
"Someone's in trouble!" Ezra exclaimed.
"Ezra, Hanna." Talia nodded for Ezra to lead the way, and me to follow. I knew she wanted to go after the source of the sound, but she'd stay back to keep Stacia safe.
We turned our horses and galloped forward, in the direction the sound had come from. We soon came to the edge of a village.
Two girls were cowering in a clump of bushes, several yards away. They looked like identical twins.
A moment later, a group of Dai Li agents burst out of the village. They glanced around suspiciously, and one agent let out a cry of triumph when they spotted the girls.
"They must be Gifted!" I exclaimed.
The Dai Li turned and saw us. "You again!" One blonde agent snarled.
"Don't think you'll be able to get away with them this time!" Another threatened.

(Lemony, I don't know how you wanted them to rescue Hope and Joy. Let me know if you want any changes, and of course you can add to this. :))

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-24-2014 02:05 AM

Great posts guys! I'll try to post sometime soonish... after I write up a speech for school... :/

Lemonyfairy44 10-24-2014 03:52 AM

Oh that's wonderful. How to be rescued the idea I guess is to bring them to the Clann hide out but they could also be captured by the Dai Li. Hope is more untrusting when she first meets someone while Joy is more shy, afraid and quite, but once they get to know people they warm up. I think Joy would make a good friend of Stacia and Haven.

For the Forest village they live in can it be named Meredithia Liri?
It sounded like an interesting name to me

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Great posts guys! I'll try to post sometime soonish... after I write up a speech for school... :/

Oh I know how school can be good luck :)

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-24-2014 06:40 AM

Sure! The village can be called Meredithia if you want Lemony :)

What if the Dai Li caught Hope, and Clann rescued Joy? Then there would be a reason for Clann to seek out the Gifted army to rescue people rather than just rescuing the outbreaks. And then Sierra wouldn't be alone still.

Lemonyfairy44 10-24-2014 03:52 PM

That's what I was thinking Liri, it's a great idea Hope gets captured by the Dai Li and Joy gets taken by the Clann back to head quarters.

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-24-2014 08:07 PM

Ok Lemony :) Lets do that then.

I'll try to post soon!

Night Wish 10-24-2014 09:52 PM

Great post Glory. :)
Good luck with your speech, Liri! :PHClover:
That sounds like a cool idea for Hope and Joy. :) We should probably start making some plans for after all the Gifted characters are rescued, or this RP is going to get really boring. :Laughing:


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Lemonyfairy44 10-24-2014 11:11 PM

I agree we do need to make plans
Liri is the King ever going to be seen in this?
Are they going to over throw the King?
Why does the King want the gifted locked up?

Blaze_of_Glory 10-25-2014 12:39 AM

Thanks guys! :) I agree that we need to have some action besides rescuing individual Gifted.
Liri, I hope your speech is going well!
Lemony:
1) Yes, the King will make an appearance, probably soon, just after we find him and his Queen names
2) The goal of this is to overthrow him, yes, but I really think that should be something for the end, or near it
3) If you'd read previous posts, the King is not locking up Gifted, he is capturing them and turning them into an army. He plans to use their powers to help him keep everyone in Alagaesia under his control, defeat all his enemies, etc.

And finally, I can't help but notice Marionette and Popcorn haven't posted in a really long time. Has anyone heard from them?

Lemonyfairy44 10-25-2014 01:36 AM

Popcorn has posted on her forums and was on today I believe, Marrionette I haven't heard from

Ideas for King names Edger, Axel, Heath
Ideas for Queen names Charmaine, Lotus, Alena
Just some ideas I had

Blaze_of_Glory 10-25-2014 03:31 AM

I really like Charmaine. :) For the King, I don't know, I'm not great with guy names.

PixieHollowForever 10-25-2014 12:12 PM

Can Andres not have been officially on the mission, but came anyway? As in he sneaked out?

Lemonyfairy44 10-25-2014 06:52 PM

Isn't Andres 11 years old no that would dangerous and irresponsible.

Blaze_of_Glory 10-25-2014 08:53 PM

I agree with Lemony, that would be way too irresponsible of the Clann.

Alexa Diamondflower 10-25-2014 08:59 PM

In my opinion, I like the idea of Andres sneaking out, not the Clann taking Andres (it's rebellious and it adds a little something to the story), but let's see what everyone else thinks.

Lemonyfairy44 10-25-2014 09:00 PM

Yes on a subject like this we should get Liri's opinion

Night Wish 10-25-2014 09:47 PM

I'm not quite sure where I stand on this.
On one hand, it would be kind of interesting if Andres sneaked into one of the Clann's missions. (Just imagine everyone's reactions... :Laughing:) On the other, it would be rather irresponsible of Talia, Ezra, and/or Hanna to not have noticed the eleven-year-old following them the entire way from the Clann...

Anyway, I realized I forgot to post the suggestions for the King's and Queen's names! :Laughing: We don't have to go with any of these, but here are some...

King:
Adonis
Damian
Emanuel
Salvatore
Thaddeus
Aloysius

Queen:

Jezebeth
Iolanthe
Alessandra
Sophronia
Wilhelmina
Ariadne

(Some are from books or movies, others are just names I like to use for royalty in my stories. :) For some reason, I imagine the King and Queen having fancier, more complicated names. No idea why, and it's perfectly fine if you guys don't agree. :Laughing:)


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Lemonyfairy44 10-26-2014 02:54 AM

That's really cool lots of new names to choose from?

Liri Dazzlebeam 10-26-2014 10:26 PM

Once we rescue all the Gifted, we will try to overthrow the king and queen, and create a new world. A better world, where everyone is included, whether they have gifts or not.

For the king, I like Adonis or Aloysius. For queen I like Iolanthe the best.

PHF, I think you should make Andres sixteen or seventeen and the least. There is no way an eleven year old would have been able to sneak out of Clann and follow Talia and the rest. Candace is very observant, and there are too many Clann members out and about for him to have snuck past them all. Plus, I don't think it is very believable that his parents would have let him leave in the first place to join Clann with him being so young. It makes a lot more sense for him to be Ali's older brother, rather than younger. Andres sneaking out is a neat idea, and he still could, but I would prefer if he was a little older. He can still be a little rebellious and headstrong though. Maybe he is sixteen, and hadn't finished his training, but when he found out that they were taking Hanna with them to rescue his sister, he snuck out and followed them.

Blaze_of_Glory 10-26-2014 11:09 PM

Okay, that's what I thought. :) Thanks for clarifying, Liri.
Cool names! I really like Adonis for the king as well. :) For the queen, well, I'm not sure. I think Jezebeth sounds the most "evil", but I love the names Sophronia and Iolanthe! I also really like Ariadne, but that doesn't sound quite "right" for some reason.

Night Wish 10-27-2014 12:09 AM

That's kind of what I was thinking too, Liri. :)
I really like the name Iolanthe. :) I was browsing through a bookstore a couple weeks ago, and I picked up one called the Burning Sky. I never read it, but the main character's name was Iolanthe, which I thought was so interesting and unique. :Laughing:
Glory, Ariadne is a princess from Greek mythology who helped Theseus get through the labyrinth and defeat the minotaur. :) You're right, the name doesn't exactly have "evil" connotations, I just like using it for a queen's name. It probably doesn't fit in this RP though.

Hey guys, for some reason, I had this idea that after all our Gifted characters are rescued, King Adonis (?) would decide to send out his Gifted army for the first time... And launch an attack on Clann headquarters. Which will, of course, cause some sort of mass Gifted battle scene. We don't have to have him actually defeat the Clann, but the attack would force the Clann out of hiding and make them start fighting for real. And maybe Sierra and Hope can escape during the battle?
We don't have to go with this, of course! But we need to come up with something that will make the Clann decide to stop concentrating on rescuing individual Gifted and work on going on the offense. We could, of course, do something less dramatic, and I totally understand if nobody wants Clann headquarters to be attacked. :Laughing: I also have no idea how the King will find out the location of Clann HQ, if we do go with that...



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Alexa Diamondflower 10-27-2014 12:36 AM

Night Wish, that's a great idea but I think that should come later in the story. Seems too soon to have a great battle.

Lemonyfairy44 10-27-2014 01:14 AM

That is a really good idea but first the Clann need to rescue the rest of the Gifted children

Blaze_of_Glory 10-27-2014 02:46 AM

I think that's a pretty cool idea. :)
Lemony she did say it comes after all the Gifted are rescued...
I agree that it should come a little later, but not too much. No offense, but if we don't get some action going, this will get really slow... Already barely anyone is posting. :D
I hope that didn't sound rude. I just think we're ready for some new plot twists. :)

Alexa Diamondflower 10-27-2014 03:08 AM

I agree, Glory. :)

(p.s. This isn't the only RP not getting a lot of posts. I know 3 others. :()

Blaze_of_Glory 10-27-2014 03:12 AM

Yeah I know there are others. :(
Camelot:Uprising is slow too, I know. :( I've been meaning to post, but for some reason I'm blanking out on that one. Sorry Alexa.
And I'm wondering if HEA is inactive for good...

Alexa Diamondflower 10-27-2014 03:14 AM

Don't worry about it, Glory. :) I'm not mad just furious!!!!. :Teasing:
Hmm, what's HEA?

Night Wish 10-27-2014 10:57 PM

Thanks guys! Glad you like the idea. :)
Lemony, Glory is right, at the very beginning I said this should happen after all our Gifted characters have been rescued.
Okay, so if you guys don't want to have the attack be right after the rescuing of all our Gifted children, is there any ideas for what should happen in between? Besides training, I mean, because that might get repetitive after a while. :Laughing: No offense.

Alexa, HEA is Happily Ever After, an RP Liri, Glory, PHF and I are part of. :) It's a sequel to OUAT (my first RP!), based on the show Once Upon a Time. It's kind of difficult to explain, considering the sheer amount of posts on both those RPs, but the gist of it is that we're all descendants of fairytale characters. :)
It's really frustrating because HEA is very close to and end (we're at the final battle scene), and unfortunately many of its writers went inactive. :(
In answer to your question, Glory, I really hope HEA isn't inactive... But it's on hold for now, I believe.


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Alexa Diamondflower 10-27-2014 11:01 PM

Oh, yeah, I know what your talking about. I hope HEA doesn't go inactive either even though I'm not a part of it.

Lemonyfairy44 10-27-2014 11:31 PM

I hope this doesn't go inactive it's really good

Lemonyfairy44 10-27-2014 11:54 PM

Joys Point of view
Me and my sister Hope were hiding be hiding the bushes listening to the sounds of what sounded like a bunch of horses rushing around trying to find the children like us I believe we are called Gifted Children the Gifted Children are being captured by a group if people called Doh Li agents or something close to that to be brought to the King. I thought this would be the last moment of freedom or life ( depending if I get captured ) in my life so I made sure to tell my sister how much she really means to me.
" Hope if we don't make it just know that your my very best friend and I truly love and care for you" I said bursting into tears. Hope looked at me with a look of fear, sadness, and love and pulled me in to a hug she could sense that I felt extreme fear and didn't know if we would be forced into to doing once we got captured. Both of us peaked our heads over the bush and saw a group of horse riders with the symbol of the King on their ugly black outfits. I looked at Hope and we both had the same idea.

Hope Point of view
We were gonna run we couldn't let them take us away like this. We had fought to hard and to long to just surrender. I heard a voice cry out " They must be Gifted" it sounded like a girl and not the kind that would want to hurt us still we needed to leave. I took off with a sprint from the bush and ran with all my might to escape the clutches of evil. I ran away from all the chaos as I heard a girls voice cry " Taila we need to get the twins before the Dai Li does " but I kept running I wasn't going to stop all I knew was I needed to get out of this war zone but before I could go much further I tripped fell and was picked up by a tall blonde women with green eyes an agent of the Dai Li.

Lemonyfairy44 10-29-2014 09:10 PM

Was it ok how I made Hope get captured?

Alexa Diamondflower 10-29-2014 09:19 PM

Seems BIOTB is becoming a bit inactive, too. I wonder why? :(

Blaze_of_Glory 10-29-2014 09:53 PM

I'm actually waiting for you or Liri to post, Alexa. I feel like I've controlled Talia and Ezra a lot lately. Besides some of the beginning parts, I've written most of Stacia's rescue by myself, and I don't want to control your characters any more. I'm waiting for one of you to write Stacia's and Joy's return to the Clann, and how they got away from the Dai Li. :)
Please don't think that was supposed to pressure you into posting! If you're too busy, I certainly understand. :)
And I think it's been slow because we don't have much of a plot to go on besides rescuing all the Gifted. :( Well, besides Night's idea of the attack, which people thought should come later.

Lemonyfairy44 10-29-2014 10:02 PM

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Seems BIOTB is becoming a bit inactive, too. I wonder why? :(

I wonder why too it's really sad you guys :Sad:

Night Wish 10-29-2014 10:28 PM

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I'm actually waiting for you or Liri to post, Alexa. I feel like I've controlled Talia and Ezra a lot lately. Besides some of the beginning parts, I've written most of Stacia's rescue by myself, and I don't want to control your characters any more. I'm waiting for one of you to write Stacia's and Joy's return to the Clann, and how they got away from the Dai Li. :)
Please don't think that was supposed to pressure you into posting! If you're too busy, I certainly understand. :)
And I think it's been slow because we don't have much of a plot to go on besides rescuing all the Gifted. :( Well, besides Night's idea of the attack, which people thought should come later.

I agree, we need to make a plan as to what should happen after all our Gifted characters are rescued. :)
I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I just don't know what to post next for Haven. I don't even know how training is supposed to go. :Embarrassed: Liri, did you have something in mind for that?
Any ideas, guys?
I'll post for Sierra soon, hopefully.



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Lemonyfairy44 10-30-2014 12:36 AM

Ideas horse riding training hand to hand combat save the gifted child while running and jumping over obstacles

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(still the night of the meeting. I'm behind)

I'm pacing around in my room, trying to decide how I should plan my escape.

Maybe I should take a look around this place. Get to know my way around.

So, I peek out from behind my door to see if there is anyone nearby. After not seeing anybody, I head out, carefully observing the place I'm in while also being quiet and discreet as to not draw any attention. That's when suddenly, I hear a voice.

"Hello Ms. Gaven." A female voice says
I jump and turn to face the person who said my name "Who-oh. It's you. Nyna."
"Yes. You know, we never officially met." She says
"Right, right, and you know, I was doing so well tonight until you came along." I say to her
Nyna sighs "Listen Tori, I don't want any trouble. I just want you to know that if you are planning on leaving this place, which I hope you aren't because we are here to protect you..."
"Like I need any protection." I mumble
"... that is a bad idea. You have special powers. The king and Dai Li hunt for people like you. You need to learn how to defend yourself, without hurting your opponent. So, I suggest you stay. We aren't going to hurt you." Nyna says calmly
"Well, you say that, but in reality you are hurting me. I'm on a mission and I need to complete it soon." I tell her
"What kind of mission?" Nyna asks
"That's none of your business." I say sharply "Now I'm leaving and you can't stop me."
"If your mission has anything to do with your parents, I still believe you should stay here. We can help you, Tori."

I'm shocked, but I don't show it.

"My mission doesn't have anything to do with my parents, who I could care less about. But, come to think of it, I don't even have to right supplies to go out into the wilderness right now. So I will stay..."
"Good." Nyna smiles
"For a little while. This is not my home and it never will be."

I turn to walk back to my room, but Nyna still has more to say.

"Also, if you stole anything from any of the people at the meeting, you might want to give it back."
I pause. "I didn't steal anything, and even if I did, I'm sure it would all be replaceable." I say as I walk back into my room and shut the door.

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The Next Day (I don't think I'm behind now)

I wake up to Cadence bursting into my room.

"Good morning, Tori! Missed you at the meeting last night. How'd you sleep?"
"Uh, well let's see... last night was pretty uneventful and boring, though I did have a nightmare about someone named 'Cadence'." I say dryly
"Very funny. Now, you better get up and ready. You start training today. The training hall is in the west wing. You'll see some signs pointing to there. Have fun and don't take too long!" Cadence says as she leaves my room

I sigh.

"I hate this place."

I start to remember the dreams, well, actually nightmares I had last night. They... they were all about my parents and.... him.

Ugh. I swear, someday he'll pay for the damage he's done to me.

People say you shouldn't get revenge on people and that you should just forgive them. But how can you do that when that person ended your parent's life? You need to get revenge, no matter what. And that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to avenge my parents. That's my mission. He's my mission.

I take a deep breath to try and calm myself a bit. A minute or two passes by before I feel like I'm ready to get dressed and head to the training hall. When I arrive there, I see that everyone else is already there and seemingly waiting around for something... or someone. Probably me.

Oh great. I'm late. Wonderful. I think to myself

"Tori, there you are. I thought you were going to skip this training." Nyna says. I was confused for a split second as to why she was there but then I remembered that they said she'd be training us Gifted at the meeting last night.
"Oh Nyna, you know I would just love to skip this." I say, my voice dripping with fake sweetness
Nyna sighs "Just get in position."

I do as she says, and then Nyna begins the class.

I really do hate this place.

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"Actually, I think we will get away this time. Like we always..." Suddenly and arrow shoots past me "Yikes! Okay. So you wanna do it the hard way. That's fine. C'mon Hanna!" I say
"Gotcha!" She replies

We then charge towards the Dai Li, dodging the arrows they are shoot at us. When we get closer, they bring out their swords. I nod to Hanna and she heads towards the two Gifted children who are being cornered by Agent Darklighter. I then distract the other Dai Li members by riding around them, making sure not to get cut by their swords. I see then that Hanna has a child on the back of her horse. She nods towards the forest. I nod back and we head off. Once we were away from the Dai Li, she finally spoke.

"I saw another child heading this way." Hanna tells me
"That's Hope!" The child on Hanna's horse says
"We'll find her. Don't wor..." All of the sudden, we hear an evil laugh. At the top of the hill in front of us stands... "Agent Walker." I say in horror, since I see that she has the child on her horse
"Sorry, you pathetic Clann Agents. Looks like the Dai Li won... again!!" Agent Walker says, as she rides off.

Hanna and I were about to go after her when the other Dai Li agents rush past us on our horses. We all cough from all the dust they create.

"Ezra, we have to go after them." Hanna says
"They have Hope!" The girl says
"I know. I know they do." I say, desperately wanting to go after the Dai Li "But I think we should go tell Talia about this first and see what she thinks. Come on."
"But-" Hanna starts to object
"Hanna, you need to trust me. I want to save the girl too, but we have to see what Talia thinks. Going after the Dai Li might not be the wisest thing to do." I tell her

We then start to ride off to where we last saw Talia. We ride in silence until Hanna speaks up.

"So, Ezra. About this Tori girl..."
I start to blush "What about her?"
"Earlier when I was saying how rude Tori is, you defended her. Is there a reason why?"
"What? Of course not. Wh-why would there be a reason. I'm just being nice, that's all." I say, nervously
"Okay, Ezra. Whatever you say."

Thank goodness we got off that topic.

"Who's Tori?" The girl on Hanna's horse asks

Never mind.

"Tori is a Gifted, meaning she has special powers, like you and many others." I tell her
"But before we say anything else," Hanna says "We would like to know your name."
"My name is Joy." She says
"Well, Joy, my name is Hanna, and that is Ezra. It's a pleasure to meet you." Hanna says cheerfully. I nod in agreement.
"It's nice to meet you both." Joy says

A little while later, we meet Talia in the spot that we left her at.

"Well? How was it?" She asks
"We got one of the two Gifted that were spotted. This is Joy, the one we saved. The other one, Hope, was taken by Agent Walker."

Talia's facial expression went from glad to horrified.

"We need to get back to Clann headquarters immediately. Let's move!"

Hanna and I, along with the rest of the team, then follow Talia back to headquarters.



Author's Note: Enjoy, sorry for any typo, and if anything needs changing let me know. :) Oh, and here is a picture of Tori in her training outfit.

Liri Dazzlebeam 11-01-2014 05:12 PM

Sorry I haven't been posting recently! Last week was really crazy in a lot of ways, between family issues and schoolwork. I think things will calm down more for the most part now.

For the King, I think it should be Adonis. I think most people liked that one. For the queen, I don't necessarily think she needs to be evil. The king is the one in charge in this case, maybe she could be suppressed by him? Maybe she could help Clann get to the Gifted Army even? Just an idea. But for her name, I'm thinking Iolanthe is my favorite. What do you think?

And Night, I like that idea of King Adonis sending his Gifted army to Clann. And maybe when that happens, the Queen could contact Clann and tell them she wants to help them? Then Ansell could be their contact between her and Clann maybe? Just throwing stuff out there ;)

Don't worry guys! Plot twist is coming soon! ;) Sorry I haven't gotten to it sooner!

Hopefully HEA isn't dead... We are just missing a lot of its members right now... :(

OOOHHH!!! IDEA!!! What if the Queen wants to help Clann because her own child is Gifted and the King doesn't know yet?!? And then maybe Nyna has to go to the castle to help train the child to hide the gifts. If Nyna goes, some other Clann members would need to go in disguise as well to help keep her safe. Clann would really want to protect the child because once they overthrow the King they will be implementing a new order where Gifted and non Gifted are equal. So by having the royal Gifted child marry a non Gifted child, there could always be a Gifted and non Gifted ruling together.

Sorry again I haven't been posting!!!

Hmm... for training I think first Nyna would teach them how to control their Gifts and then grow stronger with them. She would teach them how to use them in defense, and then if they were planning on fighting for Clann (Which they were giving as an option, not forcing people to fight if they don't want to) they would then learn how to fight with their Gift. They would also learn to ride horses, but maybe Candace or another Clann member would teach that part? Nyna would focus with Gifts, and some others should focus on horse riding, hand to hand combat, maybe archery?

I promise I will post for Talia and Ren right after I eat!

Lemonyfairy44 11-01-2014 05:39 PM

Yes the Queens child is gifted and that's why she wants what is best for her daughter and the King doesn't know it. I do like the names for the Queen and King but what is the daughter going to be named then?

Those are really good ideas Liri.

Lemonyfairy44 11-01-2014 06:03 PM

Joys point of view ( being rescued )

I was sitting with my sister being corned by Dai Li agent about to capture us in the distance I could see other horse riders come up. My sister looked at me and ran off trying to escape the clutches of the Dai Li. I took off and did the same seeing a girl with short blonde and green eyes riding a horse and picking me up on her horse Hanna I believe her name was. Hanna didn't look like the Dai Li did she actually looked nice and really wanted to help me and my sister.

" I saw another gifted child heading this way" Said Hanna to this boy.
" That's Hope " I said. Hope was being taken away by the Dai Li some tears rushed down my eyes as I said that.

"I know. I know they do. But I think we should go tell Talia about this and see what she thinks. Come on." Says the boy.
"But..." Hanna starts to object. I already like Hanna she knows that Hope must be my sister or a friend and that I don't want to leave her behind. In fact Hope is my only friend right now everyone in my village turned their backs on my and my sister once they found out we were Gifted.

"Hanna, you need to trust me. I want to save the girl too, but we have to see what Talia thinks. Going after the Dai Li might not be the wisest thing to do." The same boy says. He seems nice I just wish he would let us go after Hope.

The rest of the ride was us sitting in complete silence just staring at the trees until the blonde haired girl specks up.

"So, Ezra. About this Tori girl..." Said Hanna. Ezra was the boys name. Hanna said it in a romantic tone which interest me considering I though that the two were a dating or married. When Hanna said that Ezra began to blush and it was noticeable.

"Earlier when I was saying how rude Tori is, you defended her. Is there a reason why?" Hanna said she seemed to know exactly how Ezra felt about this girl. Tori was described as rude and people like that are not the kind of people I want to be around.

"Whaaat? Of course not. Why-why would there be a reason. I-I'm just being nice, that's all" Ezra said very nervously. Okay, Ezra. Whatever you say." Hanna says.
" Whose Tori " I ask. "Tori is a Gifted, meaning she has special powers, like you and many others." Ezra tells me. She is gifted so there are others out there like me maybe I should give her a chance instead of judging her before I meat her. She is probably just scared like the rest of us.

"But before we say anything else," Hanna says "We would like to know your name." Hanna says. " I'm Joy" I say I feel safe around Hanna and maybe even Ezra too hearing about others who are gifted.

"Well, Joy, my name is Hanna, and that is Ezra. It's a pleasure to meet you." Hanna says cheerfully. Ezra nods. " Its nice to meet you both " I say. No need for me to be impolite.

A little while later we meet this girl " Well? how was it " she asks. Could this be Tori? "We got one of the two Gifted that were spotted. This is Joy, the one we saved. The other one, Hope, was taken by Agent Walker." Said Ezra. The girls face went from glad to a horrified expression.

"We need to get back to Clann headquarters immediately. Let's move!" The girl said. We all went back to a place called the Clann headquarters.

Liri Dazzlebeam 11-01-2014 06:06 PM

I was actually thinking it would be a son. The firstborn son, the heir to the throne. I was thinking that this world would be so old fashioned that only sons get to rule, but then Clann will change it making it so that a royal son or daughter can rule, but they must rule equally with their husband or wife, and one would need to be Gifted and one not.

For the son's name I was thinking one of these:
Emmanuel - meaning the Messiah or savior
Aloysius - meaning famous warrior
Neal - meaning champion
Nikko - meaning victory of the people
Aidan - meaning little fiery one
Arwin - meaning friend of the people
Colin/Colyn - victory of the people
Darryn - great

..... and there are plenty more names out there ;)

I'll post shortly!

Lemonyfairy44 11-01-2014 06:09 PM

A son would be a good idea. There are to many gifted girls. I like the name Arwin or Aidan. Arwin sounds like a nice gentle name while Aidan sounds more of a bad guys name but I still like it.

Blaze_of_Glory 11-01-2014 06:09 PM

Liri, that's an awesome idea for the queen and her child! :) I love it.
And don't worry about not being able to post. Stuff happens. I hope everything's okay now. :)
For the prince's name, I like Arwin or Nikko. "Victory of the people" sounds so cool.

Liri Dazzlebeam 11-01-2014 06:52 PM

I do like Nikko a lot.

Sorry this post is going to be so long! I had a lot of catching up to do!


Ren


"Okay, team. We have news of a Gifted in the village of Dalvinia, so let's move it," I declare as we mount our horses the next day.
"Sure, whatever you say, O Great and Wise one," Ansell replies with a smirk. I roll my eyes.

We gallop at top speed to the far northern village, and it still takes us nearly an hour to get there. By the time we do, snow is falling thickly, and we're forced to slow down.
Galy and I were chatting excitedly, "Imagine if we can manage to bring three Gifted in one day," Galy is saying gleefully.
"We may even receive some sort of promotion for that," I agree.

It isn't long before we come across the sound of screaming, and see several kids run away with looks of terror on their faces. Galadriel signals to us, and we creep silently in the direction of the screams, making sure to remain unseen. Fortunately, the kids are too busy fleeing from whatever it is they saw to notice much.
In the clearing next to the marketplace, at first we see nothing there. I squint slightly, looking... And there it was, a slight shimmering in the air. A sure sign that a Gifted is there, lurking, invisible.
A moment later, a girl with long brown hair materialized. She stares at her own reflection in the icicles hanging off of the trees, seeming stunned. Must be her first time using those powers.
Galy and I begin sneaking up on the girl, motioning our team to begin to surround her in the woods nearby.
"Hello, Gifted child," I call out coldly. She whirls around, terror written on her face, and Galy chuckles beside me.

Suddenly, a branch begins to creak and groan, and it crashes down, causing a huge mound of snow and pine needles to come crashing down on Galy and I. I growl in frustration and scramble to free myself.
The Gifted girl screams in terror, spinning around and running as fast as she could. It isn't long before Galy and I push ourselves up from the snowdrift and give chase. Then I hear the sound of pounding hoofbeats, and a moment later a team of Clann agents gallops onto the scene, from the direction of the marketplace. Leading the team is my nemesis, Talia.

I watch as Talia reaches down to help the Gifted girl onto her horse. I can't make out what she's saying from here, but it must have been something reassuring, because the girl visibly relaxes. I want to scream in frustration, but as always, I remain cool and collected.
"Don't let them get away!" I yell to our team, as I and the rest of our agents have already mounted our horses and are in hot pursuit.



Talia


We arrived just in time. I shared a small smile with Ansell, but my focus was on the young girl running away from my nemesis, Agent Walker. I quickly ride my horse in front of the girl and reach out to her. She froze in terror, looking for an escape route.
"Don't be afraid. I'm Talia, and we're from the Clann. It's okay, you can trust us. We're here to help you." I reassure her, holding out my hand to her. She hesitated, deliberating whether or not to trust me, but then saw the Dai Li closing in on her. She turned back to me and threw her hand up to me in panic. I quickly pulled her up behind me and whirled my horse around to gallop away, Dai Li right on our heels.

"We have to shake them!" Hanna called out. "They're going to catch up!"
"What's your name, kid?" I asked.
"I... It's Stacia," She replied hesitantly.
"Stacia, do you know a faster way out of here?" I asked. "We need to get out of Dalvinia as quickly as possible."
The girl took a deep breath, then replied, "I think I can find a way to lose them."

Stacia directed us on a winding, twisted path through the trees. The horses' hooves pounding the snow as we galloped, puffs of white powder flying up everywhere. We had to slow to a canter because of the flying snow.
Soon enough however, the sound of the Dai Li agents' horses faded off into the distance. Not knowing the snowy paths well enough, they hadn't been able to keep up.
"They're gone," Ezra declared, and everyone seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
"Well done, Stacia," I said, smiling at her.
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We had been riding for a long time, and the snow-covered landscape had long since disappeared into lush green vegetation.
"Almost there!" Hanna declared happily, smiling at Stacia. "We're almost at Clann headquarters. You'll get to go there and meet everyone, and there are lots of Gifted children just like you, and you'll get to know more about your powers and get trained in them and - "
"Hanna," I laughed, "Slow down. Give Stacia a chance to adjust first."
"Oh, right! I'm sorry." She smiled sheepishly.
"Gifted?" Stacia asked slowly.
"That's what we call children like you, who have special, extraordinary powers," Ezra explained from the other side of her.
"Well, we know you have the power of invisibility. So did another girl, who was also recently rescued! Who knows, you might get along. Though she's not very friendly, and frankly, I don't think she likes any of us very much," Hanna chattered on.
"That's not true," Ezra protested. "She's not that bad."
"Yeah, sorry, that wasn't very nice." She ducked her head, then changed the subject. "So what other power do you - "

Hanna was cut off by a piercing scream off in the distance. A second scream soon followed the first. I immediately tensed up.
"Someone's in trouble!" Ezra exclaimed.
"Ezra, Hanna." I nodded for Ezra to lead the way, and Hanna to follow. I desperately wanted to go after the source of the sound, but keeping Stacia safe was more important. I couldn’t go riding into danger with her and risk losing her.

So Ezra and Hanna galloped forward in the direction the sound had come from, taking some of the Clann agents with them, while I waited anxiously behind with the rest of the agents protecting Stacia with me.



Ren


We were all frustrated with our earlier failure, but we soon got report from a village that they had two girls with strange powers there. We immediately galloped to the village of Meredithia. We arrive, and the villagers fearfully point us to the woods nearby the village. We burst out of the village and scan the area. Suddenly, one agent let out a cry of triumph when they spotted the two girls, cowering in a clump of bushes several yards away. They looked like identical twins.

"They must be Gifted!" I heard someone exclaim nearby.
I turned and saw a group of Clann agents. "You again!" I snarled.
"Don't think you'll be able to get away with them this time!" Galy threatened.
"Actually, I think we will get away this time. Like we always..." The boy starts to say, but stops as an arrow whizzed past him. "Yikes! Okay. So you wanna do it the hard way. That's fine. C'mon Hanna!" He says
"Gotcha!" The girl replies.

The Clann agents then charge towards us, dodging the arrows that are shot at them. When they get closer, they bring out their swords.
Galy goes after the twins, and the Clann girl heads after her.
The boy rides around us, dodging our swords and arrows with agility. I keep an eye on the girl, Hanna, and see that she has one of the girls on her horse. I look for the other girl, and see her running the other direction.
The boy and Hanna begin to ride off into the forest, but I go after the other kid. The girl trips, and I snatch her up into my arms. She struggles, but I am too strong for her.

"I saw another child heading this way." I hear the girl tell the boy.
"That's Hope!" The child on Hanna's horse cries out.
"We'll find her. Don't wor..." The boy begins, but then trails off as he hears me laugh. His eyes shoot up to the top of the hill where I am standing. "Agent Walker." He says in horror, spotting the other girl trapped in my arms in front of me on my horse.
I laugh again, loving to see the horror on all of their faces, “Sorry you pathetic Clann Agents. Looks like the Dai Li won... AGAIN!" I call out as I ride off, my team joining me.



Talia


Finally, my team returns, and I notice that Hanna has a child on her horse.
"Well? How was it?" I ask when they get close enough.
"We got one of the two Gifted that were spotted. This is Joy, the one we saved. The other one, Hope, was taken by Agent Walker." Ezra says.

I was horrified.

"We need to get back to Clann headquarters immediately. Let's move!"

Alexa Diamondflower 11-01-2014 07:13 PM

Awesome chapters Liri and Lemony!

For the Queen's son's name, I like Aidan or Colin. :)

Night Wish 11-01-2014 07:24 PM

Love the posts, Alexa, Lemony and Liri! :Clapping: I'm glad things are moving along again.
Aw, sorry to hear that Liri! Are things okay with your family now? And don't worry about not being able to post, we totally understand. :)
Sure Liri, that sounds good. :) Glad you like the idea.
Ansell: Are you saying I'm your messenger boy now?! How dare you give me such a lowly assignment!
I love that idea for the queen and prince!! That would be totally awesome. I also love the name Iolanthe.
Hmm, for the prince I have to agree with Glory. Nikko is a great name, and I like "victory of the people". I also like Colin, for the same reason, but I prefer it spelled Colyn. :Happy: I've always had a thing for the more unusual spellings.
I'll post soon! :)


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Night Wish 11-01-2014 11:09 PM

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On the way back to the Dai Li headquarters, Ren, Galy, and the rest of their team all look positively gleeful. I pretend to join in their festivities... But really, I'm just wondering whether or not those self-satisfied smirks of theirs is going to be etched into their faces forever.
Would be amusing if it was...
When we arrived back at HQ with the girl, Hope, we receive a... rather unusual surprise. Instead of the usual Councilman waiting for us, a tall, imposing figure dressed in elaborate robes stood in his place.
Ren is the first to recover from her shock. "Your Majesty." She drops into a deep bow, and the rest of us follow suit.
King Adonis inclined his head in acknowledgement. This has got to be the first time I've seen him not in his throne room, looking down at us from his lofty highchair with his usual I'm-the-egotistical-maniac-who-took-over-this-world-and-so-you'd-better-listen-to-me glare.
"So very kind of you to grace us with your benevolent presence, Your Majesty," I say, bowing low again to hide my smirk. "We are most humbled."
When I rise back up, I notice both Ren and Galadriel shooting me death glares. I'm no telepath, but I can practically read the thoughts going through their heads. Did he seriously just mock the King?!
As always, King Adonis doesn't seem to notice my sarcasm. Just goes to show how much of an egotistical megalomaniac he is. "You may rise," the King commands in his deep, chilling voice. He inclines his head towards Hope. "Take the girl away."
Two of the agents begin to drag Hope to where the other Gifted are being kept. She glares at them, kicking and struggling, to no avail. I turn away so the other agents don't see me wince.
You'd think I'd be used to the harsh treatment of the Gifted by now. I doubt it's something that I will ever harden to, however.
"Now," Adonis continues, once Hope is out of sight. "You must all be wondering why I have come to meet with you personally."
So you can invite us to your next garden tea party?
"I have heard from my Councilman the news of your recent success. You have captured three Gifted in the space of the last twenty-four hours. Is that correct?"
"Yes, sir." Ren and Galadriel seem to visibly pull themselves to their full heights. They keep their faces impassive, like any good agent, but the smugness radiates off them like heat from a bonfire.
Yeah, and were also defeated by a snowdrift on one notable mission.
"Very impressive, Agent Walker and Agent Darklighter. You have done well," the King looks pleased.
Wait a minute, did King Adonis just give someone a compliment?! Wow, we'd better start checking for signs of the apocalypse...
"Thank you, Your Majesty," Galadriel says, and Ren dips her head in acknowledgement.
"In lieu of this recent success, I have deemed your team the one to be in charge of this new mission. Keep in mind that the information I am about to bestow to you is to be of the utmost secrecy," Adonis glares at each of us in turn. "If I hear of anything that was spoken here leaving this room, you will all be subject to severe punishment, as well as having your agent title stripped permanently."
A few quiet gasps sound out from some of the team members.
Oh, how terrifying. I'm absolutely quaking with fear. What are you going to tell us about, your top-secret collection of teddy bears?
Still, I perk up to listen. If this is something that concerns the Clann or the Gifted, I'd make sure to hang onto every word.
"The ranks of the Gifted army have swelled recently, and I believe that most of them are approaching the end of their training. It will not be long before they will be ready for their first mission. And as many of you have guessed," the King continues with a cold, merciless smile. "Our first attack will be on the Clann."
I'd seen it coming, but that doesn't stop panic from welling up. I stifle the urge to spin around and get back to the Clann, as fast as I could, to defend all the people I've come to care about. I carefully make sure that none of this inner turmoil shows on my impassive facade.
"Wise decision, Your Majesty," Ren manages to look pleased, while maintaining her professional facade. Galy's expression is just as eager.
"My sources have already pinpointed the location of the Clann to be roughly near the village of Pellinore. Which brings us to your new mission." the King pauses, and his smile turns savage. A chill goes down my spine. Pellinore is only a few villages away from Mallorea. The King is much, much closer than we'd thought. "When you encounter the Clann again in your future missions, engage them in combat... But do not let them go once you have your Gifted. Take back as many prisoners as possible. I need them here for questioning."
"And then what? Ask them ever so nicely for the exact location of the Clann?" The words come out before I can stop them. Ugh. Guess I'm too used to playing "troublemaker" with Ren and Galy...
Adonis levels a menacing glare at me. "We have our methods. The weaknesses of the Clann are that they care for one another like some sort of family - " He says this so mockingly that it's all I can do not to punch the guy. " - And they care for the Gifted, as if they do not pose the ultimate threat to our world if not kept under tight control. These are only a fraction of the things we can use against them. We have many, many ways."
Forget punch. Now I want to stab him.
"It will be up to you to find a way to coerce the information out of the Clann agents. Remember," the King threatens. "Your mission is of the utmost secrecy. And if you should fail..." He leaves the sentence hanging, knowing we've got the point.
We all bow once more, and turn to leave.
"And Agent Vaile," King Adonis adds. I turn around. "There will be no trouble making tolerated on this, or any other future missions. If I receive any sense that you are doing something to sabotage our cause, you will pay dearly for it. Is that understood?"
"Yes, Your Majesty." I bow again to hide both the fear creeping through me, and the fact that I'm rolling my eyes.
Seriously, where does this guy get all his one-liners? A book called "How To Make The Lamest Ominous Threats Ever"?

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After the meeting with the King, I immediately rush down to the falcon house. For once, I'm not on the lookout for anybody who might be following me. It's rare that I let my guard down even a little bit, but this was an emergency.
Once there, I quickly scribble down an urgent message.

Hey guys,

It isn't safe for me to write back so often, but this is something that you need to know right away. The King believes his army is ready, and like we thought, his first target is the Clann.
Unfortunately, he is far closer than we'd thought. He already knows that we're located close to the village of Pellinore, which as you know is only three villages away.
He's also instructed his best agents to try and take Clann agents prisoner, in an effort to get information about the Clann's exact location.
Build up our defenses. Continue training. And please, watch out. I never want to see any of you being brought here. The King has ways of getting information out of you that you never see coming.

The war is coming. And it's coming soon.

Ansell


An entire message without a hint of sarcasm or jokes. My friends will know that I'm really, truly serious.
"Go to the Clann. As fast as you can," I whisper to the bird.
"The information here is far too dangerous to send in such a way," A cool, soft voice sounds out from behind me. A terribly familiar voice. I freeze in my tracks, then mentally curse myself.
I spin around, preparing to fight. To my surprise, she's alone, but I won't let that fool me into a sense of security.
Queen Iolanthe smiles at me. "You have nothing to fear from me, Ansell Vaile."
"What about your absolutely horrific hairstyle? I think that's pretty terrifying," I reply dryly. If I'm doomed anyway, may as well throw the usual mandated respect out the window.
Iolanthe laughs, though her eyes are wary. "I know you are an agent for the Clann."
"I'm also a beauty pageant contestant in my spare time. Would you like to hear about that too?" I retort, glancing around and looking for the best escape routes.
The Queen looks just as nervous of me as I am of her, probably because she thinks I'll pull a sword on her at any minute. Still, she seems to steel herself, coming to a decision. "I think you may be able to help me. And in exchange, I believe you would find my aid invaluable."
Before I can let loose with another snarky retort, she turns, and gestures for me to follow. Seeing no other choice, I comply, and she leads me to a large, windowless room off of a hallways, shutting the enormous oak door behind us. It takes a moment for my eyes to get used to the dim light.
"It's alright, darling," Queen Iolanthe calls out to someone standing in a shadowy corner. "This is Agent Vaile. He works for the Clann."
The figure steps forward hesitantly. "Mother, are you sure we can - ?"
The Crown Prince? I've only seen him a handful of times, but I know of him. The heir to the throne, King Adonis's pride and joy, the golden child of Alagaesia... Blah, blah, blah. What does he have to do with anything?
"Show him," Iolanthe says softly when Prince Nikko hesitates.
Looking more wary and unsure than I felt, the Prince closes his eyes... And disappears.
My mouth drops open in shock. He materializes a moment later... On the opposite side of the room.
For the first time in my eighteen years, I'm stunned into complete silence.
"You see?" Iolanthe sighs, and for the first time, she seems less like Adonis's cold, impassive queen, and more like a normal human being. A mother, worried and terrified for her only child. "Now we both know each other's greatest secret."
"The King doesn't know, does he?" I guess.
"No. There was once a time when I believed him when he said the Gifted were a menace, a danger to all of Alagaesia. That they were only a means to an end, a way for us to keep everyone in line. We had to turn them into a mindless army, to stop them from terrorizing the world, and to have the world under our rule. For without Adonis and I, the world could collapse into chaos and ruin, tyranny and anarchy. It seemed brilliant - a way of simultaneously controlling the monsters, and using them to ensure everyone's safety." Iolanthe sighs again. "Until I realized that the Gifted weren't monsters. They were as human as the rest of us, with thoughts and feelings and emotions. That was when I realized how much my husband, my king, has been lying to me. The Gifted aren't a menace. How could they be, when - " She stops, hesitates.
"When your own child was Gifted," I finish for her.
Iolanthe nods. "And I shall tell no one of your secret, if you swear to not tell of ours." She puts an arm around her son.
At that moment, we're equals. I look at the queen and crown prince, and realize I've gained powerful allies.
"I need to pass a message to the Clann," I tell her.
"Adonis has all the falcon mail checked now, to make sure no news of his new mission spreads," Iolanthe informs me. "You will need to go in person. I should be able to distract your team enough for your absence to go unnoticed for a while."
Despite myself, elation floods through me. It's been so long since I've been back at the Clann.
"And if that doesn't work, I can just issue a royal command for them to mind their own businesses," the prince speaks up. He grins mischievously. "They won't dare disobey."
I smile at him. I think I'm going to like this guy
"Thank you, both of you," I say sincerely, then turn to go.
"But I do ask one thing," the queen's voice stops me. She sounds fierce, and determined. "I need a guarantee from the Clann that they will protect my son, and be able to train him in his powers."
I nod at her. "They will be happy to do that."
Maybe it's foolish of me to trust the royals, but what Iolanthe has said holds true. If the King ever found out his own child was Gifted, he would force Nikko to join his Gifted army, and disown him as a son. He would also cast Iolanthe away in shame, blaming her for their son being Gifted - or simply throw her in the dungeons for life.
I'm certainly not going to trust every word the Queen and her son speaks, but right now, the Clann is Iolanthe's and Nikko's best chance - and they know it as well as I do.

(Sorry for the length of this. :Embarrassed:
If there's anything you guys aren't okay with, feel free to tell me and I'll change my post. :) I know this is the first time anyone's controlled Adonis, Iolanthe, and their son directly, and if I'm not doing it right, please let me know!
Also, the King is only trying methods of getting the Clann's location right now. I know you guys don't want the attack right away, but it will take him some time to get that information. So no, the attack isn't coming tomorrow or anything. :) I'll wait until everyone decides we're ready.
I gave Prince ______ teleportation powers because so far, nobody's character has that. But if you guys want him to have a different power, I don't mind changing it. :)
Oh, and I will change _________ into the Prince's name once we find one for him. :Laughing:)



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Lemonyfairy44 11-01-2014 11:59 PM

That's really good Night Wish I really love how you have portrayed them ( King and Queen )

Liri what does the King, Queen and the Prince look like?

Alexa Diamondflower 11-02-2014 12:02 AM

I bet someone can make the King, Queen, and Prince on one of the doll makers (can I create one of them?)

Night Wish 11-02-2014 12:10 AM

Thank you, Lemony! :)
Okay, that sounds good. :) Alexa, do you mind if I create one of them as well (King, Queen, or Prince)?
Also, I've been meaning to ask this - do you guys think Ansell makes too many jokes? :Embarrassed: I like putting a bit of sarcasm or mocking into my posts, and it goes with his personality, but I don't want to overdo things. In my last post, did anyone think it was too excessive? And if I ever go over the line and offends someone, please let me know.


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Lemonyfairy44 11-02-2014 12:12 AM

No way I love Ansell jokes he's ( well you are ) really funny
I made a Queen and King picture already but you or Liri or whoever can make them if you want

Liri Dazzlebeam 11-02-2014 01:08 AM

Not really, but thats alright. I've been dealing with these family problems for years now. Most of my life actually.

I love unusual spellings too Night :)

So, King Adonis, Queen Iolanthe, and Prince Nikko? Sound good to everyone?

Great post Night!

Teleportation sounds good to me. And I think he should have Empathy because I think that would help him rule well.

Sure, Alexa and Night you can each make one if you want. I would like to make the Prince if thats alright with everyone.

I think Ansell is just fine Night. I am partial to sarcasm myself ;)

Alexa Diamondflower 11-02-2014 01:14 AM

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Thank you, Lemony! :)
Okay, that sounds good. :) Alexa, do you mind if I create one of them as well (King, Queen, or Prince)?

Sure Night! Which one do you want to create? Besides the prince since Liri is creating him.


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Originally Posted by Liri Dazzlebeam (Post 294066)
Sure, Alexa and Night you can each make one if you want. I would like to make the Prince if thats alright with everyone.

I think Ansell is just fine Night. I am partial to sarcasm myself ;)

Sounds good Liri! And I agree with you. I like Ansell's sarcasm. Also, I like the names you've chosen for the royal family. :)

Blaze_of_Glory 11-02-2014 01:40 AM

Awesome posts, Liri and Night! Don't worry about the length. I love reading. :p
I like those names for the royal family. :)
And I agree, Ansell is pretty funny. :) I'm partial to sarcasm too, even though I'm not sarcastic.

Liri Dazzlebeam 11-02-2014 02:20 AM

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Ta da! I present to you Prince Nikko, son of King Adonis and Queen Iolanthe, Crown Prince and Heir to the throne of Alagaesia.

Alexa Diamondflower 11-02-2014 02:23 AM

I love Prince Nikko, Liri! Great job! :D Should I make the queen or king?

Blaze_of_Glory 11-02-2014 02:24 AM

Nikko looks great Liri! :D
Hmm, we should decide how old he is. I personally think he should be 18 or older. I mean, he is going to be king at the end, so it'd be weird if he was 10 or something. :p

Liri Dazzlebeam 11-02-2014 02:25 AM

Whichever one you want Alexa :) One of the two should look similar to Nikko, and since Nikko has the smaller silver crown, King Adonis should have the big gold crown that is in the LoTR maker.

I agree Glory. I think he should be 18 or 19 personally.

Lemonyfairy44 11-02-2014 02:29 AM

Can I make the Queen? Liri?

Alexa Diamondflower 11-02-2014 02:29 AM

Okay. I can make the king if Night wants to make the queen. Unless she wants to make the king, then I'll make the queen. :) And maybe Nikko should be 18?

Alexa Diamondflower 11-02-2014 02:42 AM

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Okay, I decided to make King Adonis. I hope you like him. :)

(Oh, and he's carrying a staff, not a wand or magical staff or anything)

Lemonyfairy44 11-02-2014 02:42 AM

So whose making the Queen?

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Originally Posted by Alexa Diamondflower (Post 294088)
Okay, I decided to make King Adonis. I hope you like him. :)

(Oh, and he's carrying a staff, not a wand or magical staff or anything)

He looks evil! :Scared:

Alexa Diamondflower 11-02-2014 02:44 AM

Haha! Thanks, Lemony! I'll take that as a complement. :)

Lemonyfairy44 11-02-2014 02:46 AM

It is a compliment it means he looks evil which is how his character is supported to be

Liri Dazzlebeam 11-02-2014 02:55 AM

King Adonis looks fantastic Alexa! He looks just like how I imagined him!

Lemony, Night already asked to make the Queen. Sorry!

Lemonyfairy44 11-02-2014 02:59 AM

Ok cool What's the Prince name gonna be?

Blaze_of_Glory 11-02-2014 03:06 AM

King Adonis looks... Well, I can't say he looks handsome, but he's perfect for his character! :D
Lemony, the prince's name is Nikko. We've written that several times by now.

Alexa Diamondflower 11-02-2014 03:23 AM

Well, I didn't really intend for the king to look handsome or anything, but thanks. :Laughing:


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