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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2010, 12:22:54 am »

WHAT???
Those merpeople... They killed my father,and stole fish from my mother, my many brothers, all six of my sisters… in fact, my entire species.
If I could just exact vengeance upon even one of those merpeople before dying, my death will not have been in vain. I will die an honorable death.
Let's check these merpeople out... and whack 'em with a huge stick!
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2010, 01:32:45 am »

Lets steer clear. We can always be more adventurous later, but once we're dead, we're dead.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2010, 03:42:27 pm »

Well, if they only go after unsuspecting fishermen, I guess I'll be all right. Let's check em out.
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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2010, 07:37:41 pm »

Sometimes the memories are too old to follow. The creature doesn’t seem harmful or dangerous and you are eager to find out more about it. You set course towards the small rocky outcrop mentally steeling yourself against the strange powers of the Merpeople.

As you draw closer, you begin to feel strange. At first you wonder if the creature is affecting your mind. It feels as if two voices are speaking in unison in your head. The creature in front of you is one of the Merpeople. But it is also a Syreen. You’re not quite sure what a Syreen is, but this is definitely it. The duality of the situation makes your head hurt. It is as if there were two memories, both true and both competing for your attention.

Distracted by this inner struggle you let your boat drift too close, and suddenly the creature jumps onto it. It does have legs, it must have just been sitting in an odd position. It smiles at you through blue lips and begins to speak in an enticing voice.

“Welcome brave Shofixti! It is a pleasure to see one of your kind so far out, it’s been far too long. my name is Alia  of the Syreen. I have a boon to ask of you.”

You’re having problems focusing on the words, because the voice is spellbinding. It’s soft and friendly, warm and delightful. The words swim through your mind as silver dolphins through the sea, filling you with wonder.

“There is a ship to the north, a dark ship of dread. It preys upon us, hunting when we come up to breathe. My friend Andamo was captured one moon past. I am sure he is still aboard that foul vessel. We are not the fighters we once were, but the Shofixti battle prowess is well known to all. Take this charm, it will help you free my mate. I wish you the best of luck!”

Alia turns and dives into the sea. It barely ripples. Now that the Syreen is gone, all the light and warmth in your world seems to have left as well Your mind is sad and burdened, for you have let beauty evade your grasp. You shake yourself, trying to chase the melancholy off. This is now way for a Shofixti to act! You are not weepy willows! You are warriors!

You examine the charm the Syreen left on your boat. It is a small golden pendant shaped like a small spear. Not even a spear you realize, but some sort of trident. You aren’t sure of how it works but just holding it makes you feel better. When the time comes, you feel confident the charm’s purpose will reveal itself.

However, now there is a question to be pondered. The Syreen has charged you with a task and left you a gift. But it did not wait around for you to accept the task. There is still some doubt in your mind to the nature of the Syreen. The memories volunteer that they may have been friends before the world broke, but many things have changed since then. Should you accept the task and head north, or sail south instead to see what you can find there?

1.   You’ve been given a task, what are you waiting for?
2.   The Syreen was a strange creature. Best to head south in case it is trying to set you up.
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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2010, 07:57:02 pm »

Let's go north and help the blue swimmy people!
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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2010, 08:53:11 pm »

1.   You’ve been given a task, what are you waiting for?
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2010, 09:06:23 pm »

Let's go north!
At least we know there is something there, it's better than aimlessly going to random directions.
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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2010, 09:29:42 pm »

Indeed, while the Syreen's methods may be suspect, at least we now have some direction. To the north!
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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2010, 10:36:08 pm »

How can you walk away from a potential adventure like that? Northward.
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2010, 11:59:30 pm »

quest! quest! quest!

Let's check it out. While we're sailing I could write a letter indicating how I'm not exactly thrilled by the melancholy she's dumped on me; I don't expect I'd be able to tell her in person. But it's probably not intentional. She's bummed, dude.
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Re: The Coming of Age
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2010, 12:14:07 am »

1. kyeee!
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2010, 02:40:29 am »

North.
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Re: The Coming of Age
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2010, 04:36:11 am »

I advocate going north, but cautiously. Maybe she was sincere, and maybe she wasn't. If she was, it's a perfect adventure.
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Re: The Coming of Age
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2010, 08:10:34 pm »

Hmm, perhaps my fellow shofixti could explain to me what the word 'cautiously' means? Are you speaking in an alien language?
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Re: The Coming of Age
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2010, 02:15:12 pm »

It means walk, not run. Tongue
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