Firmament

Firmament
if my skills are eating then count me out
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>Just a little warning up front, I might bite you to death for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
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> What skills are you referring to exactly?
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>I'm very interested, but tell me anyways
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(04-06-2018, 05:48 AM)a52 Wrote: »>immediately lash out, then try to run


Demon:
Thinking out loud, 792?


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Demon:
Or maybe imperative language is just how you influence your shared body.
If so, I'm sorry to disappoint. You lack a coherent Spiritual Aspect at present.
And for safety's sake, you and the other Wisps are being held in containment.

Even if you all wanted to, I don't believe you could harm me.
And it'd be a waste of everyone's time and energy, besides.


(04-06-2018, 07:17 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »>... I feel gray. What's going on?

Demon:
Between the Manatech holding you together, and your current state...
I can only imagine what your present experience must be like.

My apologies to you, and any others experiencing any distress right now.
The device you find yourselves in is sustaining you, while you lack a body.
Additionally, it's what has been transcribing your thoughts for me.
It seems that you are able to hear my voice well enough, too?

Although... hmm.



(01-01-1970, 12:00 AM)Demon Wrote: »> Please remain calm, and continue listening.


Demon:
...

Interesting.

To answer your question, you were reincarnating. Then you were brought here.
Though, if you were asking that in a more general sense, well...
I was hoping we all could have a discussion. About your future.


(04-06-2018, 05:55 AM)Arcanuse Wrote: »>What have you done?
>Where is world, sky of blue grass of green?
>This is not the promised land of renewal and answerings.

Demon:
Indeed. This is my office.

Though I may be able to provide answers, and something in the way of "renewal".
As for what I've done? Presently, I'm saving you all from an unnecessary end.

You see, 1057... my associates and I specialize in working with Anomalous Souls.
Unfortunate entities, whom the Cycle of Life and Death doesn't quite know what to do with.
You were rejected by the Cycle. And you would have stayed such, had we not intervened.

Of course, you already knew you weren't a normal Soul, no?
If these memories are attributed correctly, you in particular thought as much.

At any rate, you could say we have given you a chance, when the Cycle wouldn't.
Please think of our organization as your benefactors. A group of concerned patrons.
Perhaps we can even help one another? As I said, your skills are of interest to us.

And I do hope you'll hear what I have to offer...


(04-06-2018, 07:43 PM)The One Guy Wrote: »> What skills are you referring to exactly?
(04-06-2018, 12:34 PM)☆ C.H.W.O.K.A ☆ Wrote: »if my skills are eating then count me out

Demon:
Oh, that again...

To be frank, you two, I've never met a Soul capable of destroying other Souls before.
Were we an academic or military organization, perhaps that'd be of greater interest.
But rest assured, my company is a philanthropic organization. Independent. Non-profit.

And you, my friends. You are an Eidolon.

At least, that's the best theory that's been put forth by my associates so far.
That side of things is over my head, I'm afraid. But what I do know is this:

From time to time, Eidola appear in the Mortal Realms. False Souls, of a sort.
Ghosts made from shards of forgotten memories, facets of lost identities, and the like.
Some force of nature pools those scraps together, and they simply come into being.

Like all Spirits, they have a hard time staying together in the Mortal Realms.
With no living body or other source of Mana to sustain them, they can't survive.
That is, if they haven't already flown apart while trying to reconcile their various selves.
As far as we can tell, Eidola have never returned to Limbo when they dissipate either.
They lack certain aspects found in True Souls, and simply... end.

However it happened, your entrance into the Cycle of Life and Death offers us a rare opportunity.
According to these transcripts, you've kept clear memories from Limbo, even after entering the Cycle.
It seems Eidola such as you are immune to some of the... unfortunate side-effects of Reincarnation.

What's more, you're able to think and understand. Unusually coherent, for a being such as yourself.
You could just as easily have been some half-feral amalgamation of animal memories...
Hundreds of confused birds, and other various woodland creatures, say.

Your case being referred to us is quite the stroke of luck.


(04-06-2018, 09:13 AM)Myeth Wrote: »>I dont like that expression
>waddaya want?

Demon:
Oh, then you can see as well? Noted.

Also, if it was my smile that disturbed you, I beg your pardon.
I can't help but feel rather pleased by a stroke of good fortune, is all.

As for what I want?

What I want is for you to help us help you to... help someone else.
A Mortal Client, asking for a favor. Typical Demon-Pact business. Nothing outlandish.
However, the Client doesn't know that what he's asking for is... impossible for us.

But not so, for you.

I can't offer all the confidential details just yet. Demon-Client privilege, and all that.
That said, if you fulfill this Client's contract, you wouldn't be Reincarnating per se.
Though, you would still get to experience the world of Theia, and all there is to see.

In addition, should you accept the terms, and fulfill the Client's Contract?
We hope you'll retain these memories of our conversation, as well.
There may be other work you alone can do for us, in the Mortal Realms.

However, we have no wish to hold you here, against your collective wills.
As of now, you're under no obligation to us, our Mortal Client, or anyone else.
If you like, you can attempt reincarnation through the Cycle again. Just say the word.
Or perhaps some other Demon could find a way to get you through the system.

But, if you are unable or unwilling to fulfill this Contract?
In that case, I'm afraid the Client's child will certainly die. Or worse.

And wouldn't it be a shame, to allow that to happen?

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>Are we going to become the child?
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> What we do to child soul when cohabitate?
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> That's.... quite the conundrum, isn't it? It'd be against most morals to reject the offer. Though in the end, it's our 'soul', so we can do what we want.

> What other details can you offer us? Why does the child need us? Why can't you ask another 'soul'?
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>flee flee flee no no no no no no out out where is out, where are my teeth?!

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I'll be straight out the gate -- if there's two things I don't trust, it's demons, and the business-associated.
I feel like there's some part of this you're not telling us, something that, if mentioned, would be a potential dealbreaker. If something that important is held from us on the grounds of client confidentiality, I'd be inclined to believe you're trying to trick us.
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>... I have a feeling you're trying to blackmail us. We would like to review your the Terms and Conditions as well as the contract. We don't want to go in blind.

>As far as I'm concerned, this feels too complicated. Perhaps this have been a terribly bad idea.

>Caw! I want to be out. Limbo was much more... pleasant than here.
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>Wait, what d’you mean “unfortunate side-effects of Reincarnation”??
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So, we are simply a summoned beast, like in those games you play. Ever to be at your beck and call at your most desperate times.
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>It would be a pity if the child died before we could devour it. I accept the job.
>I'm also joking if you couldn't tell.
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>I feel the strange. Other aspects on the outside, not the inside.
>I is not we right now? Many-as-One is now the many ones?
>But am not one, but fragment? Would explain fuzziness of think pot.

>Eh. Philosophy too much for dust mote.
>What we do for child? Fiddle-faddling fixes?
Quiet. Good for an unusual opinion. Doesn't talk much.
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>Accept
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(04-13-2018, 06:02 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »>... I have a feeling you're trying to blackmail us.

Demon:
Why would I blackmail you, when our interests are aligned?

You have a problem, in that you don't seem able to incarnate normally.
We have a Client, who wants something we Demons can't offer on our own.
Each of our problems are the other party's solutions, aren't they?

Still, perhaps it was... unkind of me to leverage your own Oath against you.
"Never cause, nor willingly allow, lasting harm to come to someone," correct?
I simply thought you would appreciate an opportunity to follow through...
After all, both Oaths and Contracts have power.

They aren't things Spirits such as we should take lightly.


(04-13-2018, 05:21 AM)UnassumingCephalopod Wrote: »I'll be straight out the gate -- if there's two things I don't trust, it's demons, and the business-associated.
I feel like there's some part of this you're not telling us, something that, if mentioned, would be a potential dealbreaker. If something that important is held from us on the grounds of client confidentiality, I'd be inclined to believe you're trying to trick us.

Demon:
These prejudices are... unfortunate, but not in my power to change.

Please, know that I have absolutely no interest in "tricking" you.
Before entering a Contract, you'd have to know your role in it.
Doing otherwise would defeat the purpose, no?

Our Client, one Mr. Flynn, is a parent. His child is injured.
Not only a physical wound, but also a wound to her Soul.
As such, it hasn't healed as expected of common injuries.
Instead, the young woman's Soul continues to wither away.
And as it does, her health continues to suffer as well.
Once the Soul is fully gone, her body should begin to recover.
However, the Client would prefer she retain a Soul.

He's sought many treatments for her condition, to no avail.
Now, he's turned to petitioning Demons for help, but...
Unfortunately, this damage is beyond our power to truly heal.

If we turn him away? Were he to seek out a less scrupulous Demon?
I'm afraid his desperate state may lead him into a far worse Contract.

Such a Demon might just take the child's tattered Soul for themselves.
At best, they might put on a cruel little puppet show for the bereaved.
Let them all pretend she's well. That she's still the one in there.
Give the man a pleasant lie to believe, at least for a time.

At worst, well... who can say?

It's my honest hope that, together, we may do something better.
And so, whatever your preconceptions about me may be, 1599...
I hope this makes the situation, and my stance on it, quite clear.


(04-13-2018, 03:19 AM)wiltingMyosotis Wrote: »> What other details can you offer us? Why does the child need us? Why can't you ask another 'soul'?

Demon:
As an Eidolon, you have an innate ability to bind and mend broken bits of Soul.
Please understand, this is not a trait typically seen among Spiritkind.
If you have any means by which to extend this ability to others?
Or, if there is another way you can help the Client's child to recover?
If that is the case, we would like you to at least try.

This is the extent of your role in the Contract.
The rest is between the Client, and myself.


(04-13-2018, 02:43 AM)Reyweld Wrote: »>Are we going to become the child?
(04-13-2018, 03:15 AM)gloomyMoron Wrote: »> What we do to child soul when cohabitate?

Demon:
Frankly, it's not even certain this will work. There are many unknowns.
But, so long as her identity remains, and her body has a Soul...
How you go about this is up to you. Such is the nature of the Contract.

"Becoming" the Client's child as such would normally violate the Contract.
Given that you can read the memories of Souls via touch, however... perhaps not?
In theory, you could take on her identity as your own, then displace her Soul.
Yet, I'd think this would at least violate the spirit of the endeavor.

With her damaged Soul, some manner of pact, or cohabitation may be possible too?
It's hard to know. I'm far from an expert on your unusual capabilities.
You may well be able to come up with another option on your own.
For better or worse, you are the foremost expert on your own abilities.

Now, with that all said... have you come to a decision?


(04-13-2018, 03:51 AM)a52 Wrote: »>flee flee flee no no no no no no out out where is out, where are my teeth?!
(04-13-2018, 03:19 PM)Wessolf27 Wrote: »So, we are simply a summoned beast, like in those games you play. Ever to be at your beck and call at your most desperate times.
(04-13-2018, 11:41 PM)Reyweld Wrote: »>Accept
(04-13-2018, 06:02 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »>As far as I'm concerned, this feels too complicated. Perhaps this have been a terribly bad idea.

>Caw! I want to be out. Limbo was much more... pleasant than here.
(04-13-2018, 03:29 PM)Fellow Wrote: »>It would be a pity if the child died before we could devour it. I accept the job.
>I'm also joking if you couldn't tell.
(04-13-2018, 03:19 AM)wiltingMyosotis Wrote: »> That's.... quite the conundrum, isn't it? It'd be against most morals to reject the offer. Though in the end, it's our 'soul', so we can do what we want.

Demon:
It... seems you could use more time to come to a consensus.

Please, feel free to discuss this among yourselves as necessary.
Whether you will join us in this Contract, and even how you intend to fulfill it...
These choices are ultimately yours to make.

In the meantime, I should call the Client back. Before they look elsewhere.
Let me know when you've at least decided whether or not to join us.

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>Very well... I shall be the little one's mender, and guardian if I need to. Though if we are to enter this pact, give us something more than just your word of trust. Something to use in case we require more assistance.
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> we have an oath??????? no one told us this wtf
> Also... why not tell your client the truth? You can't really save their child. So why pretend? Why not tell him it's impossible?
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>Oath? What oath? I never knew there was a oath... whatever. It seems like I have no choice from here. Ill take it, and do to the best of my ability. It would seem morally wrong not to help too.
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working on a brand new adventure: The Relic of Lost Arch scrapped
go check out this one instead, called Operation Chilling Sky
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Oh right we firmly resolved to not let people get hurt earlier.

Err, just how many people know about that? It's gonna be very easy to take us hostage with this knowledge.

Also, you're telling me that any other demon this guy may pettition would at best steal the girl's soul and pretend they didn't? What makes you special?
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Hrrrmgh.
We made oath, true.
But we didn't make oath.
Oath made by one-of-many, not many ones.
Not problem when we are oneness, but when many like now...
No good, you sees.

But... this one am accept oath anywayses.
this one swear to do-inks no harm of permanence.
Will try to healings of tiny one.

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Am having question.
Made of bits of forgettinks things, lost tinks.
If pokes and prods, might find snippets of me-that-was thoughts, memorieski?
Am not remembering before oneness that wells...
Quiet. Good for an unusual opinion. Doesn't talk much.
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>Oh and I noticed you're seeing us as text inputs. This post is now a ghost post Am I spooking up your monitor right now? This post is now a ghost post
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I'll... accept, maybe not wholeheartedly, but the stock you put in our Oath is... interesting.
But I swear if there's some catch to this you've "technically" informed me about, so help me I will be personally responsible for all subconscious desires to attempt to consume random objects and do sick dodge rolls down corridors. You and your cool demon ears have been warned.
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