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    Default [Nexus] Outside XVII

    This place is just as it sounds. It's outside.
    Want a change of scenery? Go outside.
    Always wanted to visit the beach? Come outside.
    Looking to have a climatic fight on clifftops? Attempt outside.
    Secret meetings being held where there's no cameras? Try outside.
    Want an ambush without nasty base defenses? Yep. Outside.

    Any and all are welcome here. There are no NPCs unless you bring them in. The major exception is the creepy eyed squirrel. The creepy eyed squirrel does not interfere with anyone. The creepy eyed squirrel is everywhere outside. The creepy eyed squirrel is always watching. The creepy eyed squirrel never sleeps. The creepy eyed squirrel can not be damaged, manipulated, or killed by anyone. The creepy eyed squirrel will eat anyone's very being who attempts to do so. Anyone can god-mode the creepy eyed squirrel. You may pet the creepy eyed squirrel at your own risk.

    Other NPCs currently include:
    The menacing crabs. These intimidating creatures are usually found by the shore.
    The non-existant duck. You'll miss every time you shoot at it.

    There is very little you can't do outside. However, like always, please follow the forum rules and general rules of conduct. Private conversations can be held outside. If it seems like a private (secret) conversation, please respect that. Those having such a conversation should do their best to indicate it as such. Otherwise, other characters may stumble upon you. Those desiring to spy in on private conversations should first PM those holding the private conversation, more out of courtesy than anything else.

    There are many areas outside, and people can be in multiple places outside. In order to keep areas outside separated so there's no confusion, consider bolding your outside location at the start of each of your posts, like so:

    The Fields

    Reinholdt sets up various targets and practices his sharpshooting. All these events recently has made him a bit rusty. To his left, he notes the creepy eyed squirrel. Giving him the heebie-jeebies, Reinholdt decides to head somewhere else.
    The Cliffside

    Calublufiok broods over his latest scheme as he flies over the cliffs. The creepy eyed squirrel is watching him again. He finds occasionally landing and telling the creepy eyed squirrel his plans helps him find holes in his plotting.
    Note Reinholdt and Calublufiok do not interact because they are in different areas outside. They could interact, if Reinholdt moves to the cliffside. Of course, various things like telepathy help bypass this. Also, please note outside has no major buildings, though minor ones crop up from time to time.

    And most importantly, enjoy outside. That's what this is all about.

    Outside now contains various Outside locations! Such as...
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    [Dead Pine Lake]
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    This lake lies in the middle of the forest. On the eastern shore, woodpeckers feast on the dead pines that give the lake its name. Sometimes one can find Lady Death here, the Aspect of Eve also known as The Grandmother, or Jedwiga.

    (Please PM happyturtle if you wish to interact with Jedwiga.)

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    [The Islands]
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    An island cluster forms an archipelago along the coast. Some of the islands are settled, some not, but most are at least occasionally visited by the fishermen who work these waters.


    [Gersemi's Island]
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    Gersemi the seighkona lives on a small island in the archipelago with a single hut and a few sheep. Inside the hut, there is a single room, and a fireplace. A loom rests in one corner.

    (Please PM happyturtle if you wish to interact with Gersemi.)


    [Redbrick Falls]
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    A mountainous, cliffy region with a prominent waterfall. A large quarry once was worked in these cliffs. Now, only a few scattered villages and solitary dwellings remain.


    [Norosa, Great City of the Elves]
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    A Lawful Evil city with an incredibly strong military and a very charismatic leader (Archmage Tyrion Lannister). It has a few CG resisters, but, otherwise, it is a city of peace and law, despite its evil nature.


    [Brillian's Baneful Bestiary]
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    A secret series of caves where a mad scientist lives. A mad scientist who creates mutant attack creatures. These can be purchased for the right price.


    [Auxiliary MagCave]
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    A relic from the days of the Age of Apocalypse, this abandoned cavern was once used by the infamous cyborg Magtok as a back-up laboratory and underground fortress, should Calublufiok have ever stormed the primary MagCave.


    [The Katz Motel]
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    Located in the middle of Nowhere, our roadside motel is the only decent place for miles near the Taverna that has a bed. Run by a suave anthropomorphic cat, there is a strict No Dogs policy.


    A bellhop by the name of Bates is always ready to assist in carrying your luggage. Please ignore his constant mutterings about his mother. Other more unsavory employees can occasionally be found. Please try to avoid eye contact with them.

    We at the Katz Motel wish to ensure you have a splendid stay. Any inconvenience due to randomly locking doors, giant spiders, secret passages, vampires, creepy paintings, and the occasional possession and subsequent exorcism are incredibly rare. Just look at our complaint cards! Not a single one mentions dying horribly in their sleep or becoming food for the monster in the basement.

    And if you get bored, the owner will always be up for a game of sport, old boy.

    ((The Katz Motel is a horror filled place with the highest casualty rate of any motel in the Nexus area. Checking in is usually pretty easy and pleasant. Checking out is rare. Anyone can play the Motel and the NPCs within, free to invent their own horror. The NPCs within that can die usually only suffer death temporarily, the supernatural force causing the disturbances bringing them back to life for its own nefarious purposes. PCs get no benefit from this.))


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    A cave in a craggy hill. The undergrowth outside is trampled completely flat, and there's not much wildlife. There's a burned patch where a fire is sometimes there. Inside are a few large caves, linked by surprisingly smooth tunnels that look like something big has been regularly pushing through them.


    [Blind Cat's Bluff]
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    A sheer cliff dropoff that travels straight down into the water, this is a favored point of people who commit suicide, romantics wanting to watch the sunset and anyone looking to get rid of evidence. The drop is pretty far and there are rocks at the bottom that spell almost certain doom, so watch your step.



    PM Whoever's posted the current Outside thread if you wish to add locations to Outside.
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    AuxCave

    Magtok cringes, this sort of auditory nonsense always scared the hell out of him, even if he tried not to show it around everyone else.

    Aken. I see.

    Maggy quickly does a search on Quickypedia of the name, finding a vaguely worrisome reference to Egyptian mythology, but which could very likely just be coincidental. All in all, there's probably much worse names he could have, but on the other hand, these sorts of beings were usually pretty subtle with names like that.

    Well Mr. Aken, it's nice to meet you, and I hate to have to ask this, and I apologize if it strikes you as a tad rude, but are you out to kill me, end the world, conquer sin, or babble inanely whilst smearing blood on the walls?
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    "You probably found 'How to Survive a Robot Uprising' in the humor section. Let's just hope that is where it belongs."
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    ((Repost, because a certain cat was far too quick with the new thread. *glares at Reinholdt*))

    [The Golden Hall]

    "Yess yess, I know, I'm doomed and all that. No chance of you finally dropping thiss and jusst leaving me alone then?" Damon asks, sending a burst of shadow fire at Pegrim.

    He doesn't really expect it to do much, but he would appreciate it if his brother would just shut up and give up already.

    "Ssarah iss going to drag me round on a leassh after thiss..." Damon mutters to himself quietly. If he's all Pegrim needs to wake the demon world once more, he's never going to get a moment's peace.
    Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.

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    [AuxCave]

    The man, tall and imposing, pauses, ceasing his ominous tapping. I am not here to kill. He thinks, more. I am not here to cause the end of this existence. And again. Sin is not my concern. And smearing blood on the walls would be difficult even if I wanted to do it, given my incorporeal state. He resumes his tapping, but more slowly now, the rhythm more grave. I am here, subservient, to assist you from the recesses of your mind, offer words and wisdom, and aid in your transition.
    Words, my weapons...
    Je veux aller sous votre peau.
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    You rascally psychopath, you.
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    On the phone, people talk back. And over. And aren't obliged to listen.
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    Kael, awesome.
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    I has been owned.
    Yup, Kael beat the Book Geek at her own game.
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    Don't tick off Kaelawrath. The dear fellow is above reproach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnrlshrimp View Post
    ((Repost, because a certain cat was far too quick with the new thread. *glares at Reinholdt*))

    [The Golden Hall]

    "Yess yess, I know, I'm doomed and all that. No chance of you finally dropping thiss and jusst leaving me alone then?" Damon asks, sending a burst of shadow fire at Pegrim.

    He doesn't really expect it to do much, but he would appreciate it if his brother would just shut up and give up already.

    "Ssarah iss going to drag me round on a leassh after thiss..." Damon mutters to himself quietly. If he's all Pegrim needs to wake the demon world once more, he's never going to get a moment's peace.
    [The Golden Hall]

    And at the same moment the light of the staff consumes Damon and Nixm, Pegrim might be replying, but he can't even hear it as all sounds appear to drown out into utter silence as the staff activates.

    [Outside the gates of Inside]

    With a flash of light a half-naked beaten woman and a Zern appears a bit outside the gate of inside, they get a few spectators watching them, but in the nexus this is rather common stuff so it does not really count as something you should pay too much attention to. Assorting with people that do that kind of stuff often end up with people that don't do it dead.

    Nixm falls down on the ground, even too weak to hold on to the staff that she leaves in Damon's grip. He might notice that she have filled the little clothing she have with various artifacts taken from the Golden Hall.

    *will post for the black descent later when more have posted*
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    AuxCave

    Magtok raises an eyebrow as the man pauses repeatedly to think things over. Well, there goes his 'Are you a sane, normal fellow who just happens to be a figment of my imagination' question.

    I see. What sort of transition, and what kind of help, and-

    Magtok shakes his head. No, don't give him an excuse to stand around blankly again!

    Actually, never mind that. So umm...did you have anything in mind for us to do first, or are decisions like that entirely up to me here?
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    Magtok's the best
    "You probably found 'How to Survive a Robot Uprising' in the humor section. Let's just hope that is where it belongs."
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    [AuxCave]

    I am here to assist, and thus will assist as you will. Is there anything on your mind, sir? Aken pulls a large, dark chair out of nothingness, and sits himself upon it fluidly, his form folding neatly into its recesses. Sitting, he waits for Maggy's response silently, his tapping having now transformed to utter silence.
    Words, my weapons...
    Je veux aller sous votre peau.
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    On the phone, people talk back. And over. And aren't obliged to listen.
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    Kael, awesome.
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    I has been owned.
    Yup, Kael beat the Book Geek at her own game.
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    Don't tick off Kaelawrath. The dear fellow is above reproach.

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    AuxCave

    Magtok shrugs, and sighs.

    I suppose. After that last apocalypse we just dodged, I can't help but feel...trapped. We're all almost certain there will be more in the future, and I'm certainly going to be thrown into those, but I want to live my own life.

    I want to do something Magg-ish. blow up the moon, kidnap someone with an influential spouse or lover, or lead a charge on NO, but as far as I can tell, the world's kinda frozen in a weird sort of stasis, with only mass graves for NPCs every few months to change things up. Dunno if there's really anything you can say or do about that, though.
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    Magtok's the best
    "You probably found 'How to Survive a Robot Uprising' in the humor section. Let's just hope that is where it belongs."
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    [AuxCave]

    Ignore the wills of others. Other entities are weak, and die. You live on. Aken says, but his tone implies there's something he's not mentioning, but he continues on past it, all the same. Have you considered doing something amusing, mischievous, and yet positive? A prank of technological marvel, that would impress others and worry your enemies with your wit and might, and satisfy your urge to imprint your power upon this verdant plane? He shrugs his shoulders, slightly. Or perhaps, as you say, kidnap someone. It's a classic.
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    Kael, awesome.
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    I has been owned.
    Yup, Kael beat the Book Geek at her own game.
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    Don't tick off Kaelawrath. The dear fellow is above reproach.

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    I had an idea for something more positive, and really spectacular, but...

    Magtok sighs, and hands over a folder with "Operation: DIAMOND" and "CLASSIFIED: I'LL SHOOT YOU IF YOU TRY TO SNOOP AND READ THIS, I SWEAR" stamped in red on the cover.

    Deadtime got in the way. I figure I'll just scare the hell out of the other AMENites with a little show of force when we're all packed into that submarine, but that's just going to be a one-day thing. Maybe urge Gordon to go ahead and assault Inside and then clear out while he's off committing suicide, or-

    Magtok smiles, and looks up at Arken.

    Y'know, you're right. Screw their wills and plans and whining, I'm going to head out and do something.
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    [ICB - Project Headquarters]

    "You certainly may."

    Outside the building, a cyborg and a non-cyborg are sneaking through the rain and vegetation towards the entrance. All that anyone is likely to notice at this distance is the faint red light of Kai's mechanical eye.
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    He takes normality and reason and turns them UP TO 11!
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    Recaiden, stop using your mastery of the English language to confuse the issue.
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    [Gersemi's Isle]

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    Happy follows Melody's instructions.
    The gash to Lyanna's forehead is deep. Under Happy's care, she begins to stir slightly. At least you know she's alive.
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    Reinholdt doesn't know what else there is besides a barn and a cottage and a beach on this island! He has no idea as to his options!

    There were other people staying here though right? Perhaps other shelters? Reinholdt will try with those first, holding Estia close.
    Reinholdt starts heading to where he thinks the shanty town once was. Maybe Lyanna and Jezebelle are there. But....
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    Quinn, catching up to Reinholt and Estia, is about to say something, when she hears Melody's shout in her mind.

    ~ - I'm on my way,~ she quickly responds, before shouting over the storm. "To the cottage! They're there! And hurt!" she yells, before turning and heading for, well, the cottage!

    Where she'll basically burst down the door getting in.
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    Reinholdt tries to lead Estia that way once he hears the news. He considers quipping that just opening the door and walking in would be a whole lot more effective than destroying their shelter.

    So he does.
    Fortunately, he's probably not heard over the storm and the coming of the...
    Quinn flies ahead of Reinholdt and Estia, prepared to burst down the door. First thing she notices is that the door is still open. Second, Jezebelle is laying in front of it. Third, blood leading to where Happy is administering basic care to Lyanna.

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    [ICB - Project Headquarters]

    "You certainly may."

    Outside the building, a cyborg and a non-cyborg are sneaking through the rain and vegetation towards the entrance. All that anyone is likely to notice at this distance is the faint red light of Kai's mechanical eye.

    [ICB]


    Inside a building filled with crystalline technology and painted with such a modernistic decor, the old sea dog in a leather coat feels...somewhat out of place, and in awe at the sheer magnitude of the place around him.

    He looks towards Val, as if trying to find something more reassuring, and blinks a few times, before whispering to her.

    These...Crystals...what are they for? Are they made of magic?

    And yes, before you ask, Magicite is basically made of pure magic, hence him thinking that the crystals are made literally out of nothing but magic.
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    Curse your Introbulosity!

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    [Gersemi's Isle]


    The gash to Lyanna's forehead is deep. Under Happy's care, she begins to stir slightly. At least you know she's alive.

    Reinholdt starts heading to where he thinks the shanty town once was. Maybe Lyanna and Jezebelle are there. But....


    Quinn flies ahead of Reinholdt and Estia, prepared to burst down the door. First thing she notices is that the door is still open. Second, Jezebelle is laying in front of it. Third, blood leading to where Happy is administering basic care to Lyanna.
    "Get Lyanna." Reinholdt tells Quinn as he goes to check on Jezebelle himself to see what's wrong with her.
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    And you find yourself dead
    Reinholdt was the Beast
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    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

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    {Gersemi's Isle}

    When Reinholdt gets to Jezebelle, he will find blood is pooling under her chest. When he checks her pulse, which I'm certain is next, he will find none. She is dead.

    Momma? Estia kneels down beside Reinholdt, letting him do his thing.
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    {Gersemi's Isle}

    "Jezebelle..."

    Reinholdt didn't know what to do. What he could do. What to say.
    He had worked so hard to reunite her with her daughters. She was there for him when he really needed to cry.
    And there was nothing he could do for her. No warning.
    Nothing. It wasn't fair.

    "I'm sorry Estia."

    Reinholdt looks for what may have caused the wound. This seems unusual for something to happen in just a storm, harsh though the storm may have been.
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    And you find yourself dead
    Reinholdt was the Beast
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    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

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    {Gersemi's Isle}

    Estia looks to reinholdt. What was he sorry about? she wondered.

    Then looked back to Jezebelle. Momma? Momma wake up. She grabs Jezebelle by the shoulders and shakes her, barely moving her. Momma!!

    She flops down on top of her dead mother, balling, and making it hard for Reinholdt to find the cause.
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    {Gersemi's Isle}

    Reinholdt makes no effort to stop her, silently crying himself, the bitter tears finding their way down his cheeks as he quietly goes to put a hand on Estia's back as some attempt at a comfort gesture.

    Let's hope Quinn has better success with Lyanna.
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    And you find yourself dead
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    Reinholdt had already told the truth once in that post, and therefore was over his annual quota.

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    [The Black Decent]

    Balin looks around at the various prisoners, pour saps, they should be let free. " We should help these people... anybody have any idea of how to get them out of here safely? "
    "Insert some witty comment here"

    -Nexus Characters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Introbulus View Post

    [ICB]


    Inside a building filled with crystalline technology and painted with such a modernistic decor, the old sea dog in a leather coat feels...somewhat out of place, and in awe at the sheer magnitude of the place around him.

    He looks towards Val, as if trying to find something more reassuring, and blinks a few times, before whispering to her.

    These...Crystals...what are they for? Are they made of magic?

    And yes, before you ask, Magicite is basically made of pure magic, hence him thinking that the crystals are made literally out of nothing but magic.
    [ICB Project HQ]

    "I think it's mostly silica, actually. Seren is a bit busy for me to tap his memories and tell you all the details."
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    [ICB]

    "Er...right. Silica. Of course." Captain Tobias replied, with the sort of grin that a young skipper would have when being asked to answer a question he couldn't, and wishing his captain hadn't heard him talking to his crewmate while trying to get an answer.

    "It's um...the principal seems...well...I suppose it could..." ... "I suppose um...yes, made from um...the sycamore tree?"

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    Derek acquires the same look for a moment, as he searches through their mind for any hint of what a 'sycamore' is, likely finding that one of the spares, being from a mostly mainline earth, has heard of it.
    "Ah, well, trees aren't usually involved, and ... no. Not at all."
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    "Oh...uh...well a similar process might um...well...I...really have no idea what Silica is, how it works, or what it does at all." The captain finally admitted, a bit sheepishly, looking down and rubbing his foot against the floor, looking around the room from side to side as if trying to find something he could analyze.

    Of course, his monocle could only pick up on sources of magic, so if everything in here was run by pure science, it would prove utterly futile.

    "It...it looks very nice..."
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    Now that's something that will get him somewhere. Each and every crystal has a bit of magic to it. They're certainly not made of it, but there are tiny safeguard spells on each of them, and many are tuned to produce certain magic effects, constantly or when activated. Derek himself has a fair bit of magic around him, mostly in the orange amulet he wears.
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    ~...Ah! I see. Magic storage. That makes sense...~ He thought to himself, and smiled at Derek, offering the man his own hand to shake, large and strong. "A pleasure to meet you."
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    "I felt certain I had already greeted you on the beach, Captain." But Derek shakes the captain's hand anyway.
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    "Ah...oh um...right." The captain nodded, either now remembering the nature of Six as Val described it to him, or else realizing in some small way what the nature was that they shared. Either way, now he seems to understand, and likely feels just as awkward about it as Val did.

    "So um...you are...more than one person?"
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    Derek shakes his head. "I am exactly one person. I have many bodies. Think of this as a costume, if it helps you."
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    "Crystal computers. Silicon, some germanium, perhaps - magic is an ancillary thing," Val explains, a bit belatedly. Then chuckles at Derek's explanation, grinning at Captain Tobias. "Trust me, it took me a little while to get used to it. Between you and me, I still think of them as 'seperate but equal' to some degree." She then sticks her tongue out at Derek, knowing she was overheard.


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    Quinn stands there in shock for a moment, wondering just what happened.
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    Resurrections later.

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    Kirana summons her sword of golden light and starts to walk up and down the hall, cutting though the locks on the cells. "Those of you who can resist, help organize the ones who haven't."
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