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by Xalsin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn stood close to Gaius, perhaps just a shade closer than what would have been considered proper. "I... I cannot even begin to imagine the pain of what you are feeling." The Kyne heiress paused a breath, long enough to shake her head faintly. "I can think back on the countless stories I have hea...
by Xalsin
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn gave a fractional shrug. "In all honesty, I do not expect my deception with my father will last, but it got us off of the ground, and that is all that matters." She had been quite surprised it had worked herself. Even Ethan had seemed a little distracted, to the point of not questioning her t...
by Xalsin
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn sighed lightly, desperately wishing she could bring in the help of Ethan or someone who was more knowledgeable in such dealings. "Maybe..." She started slowly an idea formulating suddenly. "Maybe there is a way my father would bankroll this without realizing it. I could get an entourage toget...
by Xalsin
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn frowned for a moment, thinking of what Blake was saying. "If you mean Finslough, surely that would be a dead end, right? If even half of the rumors about the place are true, it is supposed to be a place designed to protect the identities of those who use it." Even as she said it, though, Autu...
by Xalsin
Tue May 30, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

"I can provide financial backing." Autumn spoke with just a touch of an edge to her voice. She was still steaming slightly at Blake's insinuation of Gaius's deception. Perhaps it was just a little closer to the truth then she cared to admit, but it hardly mattered, because she had made her decision ...
by Xalsin
Thu May 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn graced Blake with a quick, and perhaps a touch too informal, hug. Here, in the privacy of her chambers, it was easy to let guard down just a touch, and take those sort of liberties she would not be able to take in front of an audience. "Thank you for coming, Blake. I- we need your help with s...
by Xalsin
Tue May 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn nodded slowly, then reached out, taking Gaius's head. "I wish I could do more, but at least you are safe here. Marik could not possibly match the might of the Kyne navy in direct conflict, and security around the Estate has recently been upgraded. Marik lacks the political support to demand y...
by Xalsin
Wed May 03, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn pondered the question briefly. She knew people within the Guild that she could contact, and likely they could get the task done... But it would cost, and it would involve invoking the House Kyne name, which could be an issue. Perhaps there was a more surreptitious way. "My close friend, Blake...
by Xalsin
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn pondered his words in silence before finally speaking. "There must be some, at least a few, in your House that you trust. Maybe if we could find a way to reach out to them... We might be able to start some sort of investigation. We may even be able to persuade the Correspondence Guild to prov...
by Xalsin
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Rilan looked thoughtfully at her, his aged mind working around her words. He did not speak quickly, nor did he speak idly, but each word seemed to be carefully selected for potency. "You have much to learn, young Felicity, but first you must learn to focus your attention where it is needed the most....
by Xalsin
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

The color drained out of Autumn's toned face as she slowly understood what exactly Gaius meant, both by what he said, and by what he didn't say. If Leland had taken the throne of House Ducant instead of Gaius, it meant that their father's death had not been natural or ordinary by any stretch of the ...
by Xalsin
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn looked around cautiously, but did not say anything until they had reached the privacy of the guest quarters. The estate was the most secure space on Oridin, but there were simply some tasks that shouldn't be discussed in the hallways. She did not remember her mother much, but she still keenly...
by Xalsin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

It was the first time Farrid and Seraphine had spoken in private since her release. She hadn't been expecting tears of concern or an outpouring of relief. And it turned out, she was completely justified in her lack of expectations. "What do you know of this?" Farrid growled at Seraphine, making it r...
by Xalsin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

"Excellent." Farrid gave another half hearted attempt at a smile, though it was apparently too much of an effort to point any emotion behind. "Then I will be happy to call this matter settled once this small service has been rendered." He finished the last of his wine, holding his cup out for more. ...
by Xalsin
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

"Of course. Please come with me." A few minutes later, they were seated around a lavish table laid out with a variety of delectable snacks. "I do not wish to add to the hardship of your situation with this boon owed," the Archlord was speaking even as he drank freely from the wine poured by a circul...
by Xalsin
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Benedict nodded, choosing to overlook her slightly peculiar behavior. "Of course. This is a big change for you, and such decisions should not be taken lightly. Time is not on your side, however, so I would recommend that you decide quickly. In the meantime, rest assured that I have no intention of m...
by Xalsin
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Benedict looked up as Felicity entered, rising out of his chair and giving the young woman a faint smile. "Lady Sage. Do come in, and have a seat. I must confess, when first we met, I had not anticipated we would eventually be meeting as peers in social class. But here we are, you the estranged lead...
by Xalsin
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn glanced at Felicity, giving the other woman a brief smile. "That man who was there when we arrived? A childhood friend named Blake. He is an independent reporter, who works out of Caltan. My father never much liked him, but I guess he had something to do with helping the rescue craft find us,...
by Xalsin
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Ethan smiled tightly, glancing over at the door to reassure himself it was still closed. As one who had kept a great many secrets and many great secrets, he was not in the habit of being careless. "You cannot imagine my own excitement when I heard the rumors, especially to find the truth: that you w...
by Xalsin
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Ethan inhaled deeply before he spoke. He knew this room was one of the most private in the manor: barely used, sound insulated and regularly swept by counterintelligence teams. That being said, he knew that the words he were about to say were things he should not say and well could result in his dea...
by Xalsin
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Ethan smiled sadly at Felicity as she spoke. He didn't understand the specifics of what she was saying, not knowing who Galen was or the precise context of her situation, but he understood well what she was feeling. Crossing over to a small side table, Ethan opened a cabinet, removing a small decant...
by Xalsin
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

The Archlord Farrid considered that for a moment then said. "Just reassure her I will do what I am able to ensure her release. I am sure you will see to it that she is kept comfortable until such time as this unpleasantness is resolved. Now, if you will pardon me, I have many duties to attend to. My...
by Xalsin
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Farrid accepted the datapad with a frown, though inwardly he was reasonably pleased with the progression of this incident. Certainly it was not getting him closer to his objective with House Kyne, but if Lord Ducant became so irrational he began striking without evidence to back up his accusations, ...
by Xalsin
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Seraphine sighed lightly to herself. She did not much like the feeling of helplessness that came from her current situation, temporary though it might be. Her father would get her out. He had to. It would be ridiculous to leave her here... "You risked a lot to try to help me. I suppose I should than...
by Xalsin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

The transmission reached every noble House via their official communication channels, a prerecorded message from an unusual source: House Ithhi. Lord Hessan Vos Itthi was an elderly man, small and wizened but with piercing and intelligent eyes. He wore a ceremonial robe of purples and blacks, emblaz...
by Xalsin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Ethan gave a small nod to Blake's request, a small smile on his face. "Often the best rewards do not come in the form of wealth. I will see to it that you are nearby when she is brought back safe and well." *********** Seraphine sat in a sort of stunned silence, trying to sort through the rapid turn...
by Xalsin
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Autumn's jaw was a tight clenched line, the muscles beginning to ache from the subconscious tension she was holding there. Her mind had gone numb to the dangers around her, oversaturated by potentially threatening stimuli, she was past the point of effectively observing any useful information. Felic...
by Xalsin
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Titus had been dosing. It was a far cry to say he had any trust for the dissidents that surrounded them, but he had been on high alert for the last several days, functioning on pure adrenaline. It was starting to catch up with him, so he had allowed himself to close his eyes, figuring this was likel...
by Xalsin
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

Farrid gave a small smile the young lord. This was a golden opportunity. An investment. If he could help Aleksander maintain his House, he would gain a powerful ally. Most Houses were unwilling to be strongly associated with Borrocor, but Aleksander did not seem shy about this idea. It left some int...
by Xalsin
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

There were general murmurs of agreements from those around Felicity as she gave her benediction, and the group began to disperse as much as the small area would allow. Without asking permission or really without giving consideration towards others, Autumn made her way into the small shower stall cra...
by Xalsin
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

There was a brief pause of silence as Titus, as well as everyone else within earshot, struggled to come up with the words that would convince Felicity to change her course. Titus finally spoke. "I... understand your intent, my lady, but we have no idea where the loyalty of all these people lie. It's...
by Xalsin
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 22539

Re: Concord's End: Calm Before the Storm

"I can assure you, I knew nothing of such attack, much less have evidence of it." It wasn't entirely a lie, but it also wasn't entirely the truth. She had her suspicions, but hadn't managed to follow up successfully on those hunches just yet. If her father had been involved in this, more than likely...
by Xalsin
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Concord's End
Replies: 202
Views: 73260

Re: Star Wars: Concord's End

Seraphine swallowed, fighting back a gnawing sense of fear. This was a mistake. This was madness. This was a political blunder... Unless Lord Ducant had evidence that her father had been involved. If that were the case, then she had just practically walked in as a sacrificial lamb for whatever retri...
by Xalsin
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Concord's End
Replies: 202
Views: 73260

Re: Star Wars: Concord's End

"It will be painful, but I am certain I will manage, yes." Ossica replied to Felicity's question. The medic who had wrapped her leg shook her head slightly. "The more you walk on it, the longer it will take to heal. There's some muscle damage that can't be fixed except with bacta and time." Ossica w...
by Xalsin
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Concord's End
Replies: 202
Views: 73260

Re: Star Wars: Concord's End

"Which do you think looks nicer?" Seraphine held up one of two different gowns as she spoke to the indentured girl who stood behind her. "Red? To give that fiery, aggressive personae?" She switched hands. "Or blue? To represent the soothing melancholy of the situation?" Seraphine tossed the red dres...
by Xalsin
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Concord's End
Replies: 202
Views: 73260

Re: Star Wars: Concord's End

Autumn's eyes searched Felicity's face, a deep sympathy etched across her brow. It was a dark irony that found Autumn arguing on the other side of the litany she had heard some many times growing up. "It must be you, simply because you are who you are. If you do not lead these people, then someone l...
by Xalsin
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Concord's End
Replies: 202
Views: 73260

Re: Star Wars: Concord's End

Felicity's actions set a sort of nervous tremor through the room of would-be supporters. There weren't many of them here, but it was obvious that they were discomforted by her lack of leadership, lack of command bearing. Autumn looked from the group of rebels to Felicity. More than anything, she jus...
by Xalsin
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Concord's End
Replies: 202
Views: 73260

Re: Star Wars: Concord's End

By now, the plaza was in pure chaos. The speeder firing nearby the crowds only caused more confusion and panic, as no one was quite sure who was being shot at or why. Those who had been close enough to Felicity to recognize her likeness did not seem to appreciate blaster shots in her general directi...
by Xalsin
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Concord's End
Replies: 202
Views: 73260

Re: Star Wars: Concord's End

Ossica returned her nod, then beckoned for everyone to follow, leading them deeper into the city, towards the more populous areas. Every Messryn that could manage it had been to Iselia. It was a pilgrimage of sorts, a place made sacred by the promise of the Descendant to come. Ossica had traveled Is...
by Xalsin
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Concord's End
Replies: 202
Views: 73260

Re: Star Wars: Concord's End

Ossica grabbed Felicity's arm, mostly to steady her as she regained her feet and balance. "There is no time for indecision or words. If Galen yet lives, I will attempt a rescue later, yes. Now, though, you must keep moving." Felicity turned, as if she intended to go back, even though she didn't know...